SESSION 1

Leading a Team: Dr. David Rice

Leaders build more leaders. Staff is an infection. And no one wants to be “managed.” New kid on the block or not, you have the power to transform an old-school staff into a new-school team that is engaged, educated, and empowered. Want to know how? Thank goodness. I was going to tell you anyways.

 

Process Over Perfection: Dr. Kris Mendoza

Dental school can be a stressful time filled with burnout. Learn some key ways to maintain balance while focusing on the process.

Diversity in Healthcare: Charles Buchanan

There is extraordinary diversity among people who seek oral health care but because diversity among dental professionals still does not reflect the diversity in the population overall, people are likely to see caregivers whose experiences are different than their own. In this session, we will explore ways dental students can address barriers to care within their own patient population and communicate effectively with diverse patients.

SESSION 2

Cosmetics in Practice: Dr. Lewis Chen
For those in dental school or coming out from dental school, there is no better time to home in on the skills that can improve your patients’ smile and, most importantly, your own clinical skillset. From these cosmetic considerations, you will gain a better understanding of how to navigate simple to complex cases.

Body Wellness in Clinic: Dr. Nardine Bekhit
Muscle and joint pain as a result of practicing dentistry is common but not normal! With the right ergonomics and exercises, you can manage and prevent musculoskeletal disorders. In this session, Dr. Nardine Bekhit, chiropractor, explains why dentists commonly experience pain, and tips for both inside and outside the operatory for a comprehensive, evidence-based strategy to help you practice dentistry safely and have a productive career.

Effect of COVID-19 on Student Debt: Travis Hornsby
Travis Hornsby is a speaker and the founder of Student Loan Planner, which he launched after helping his physician wife navigate ridiculously complex student loan repayment decisions. To date, Student Loan Planner has consulted on over $1 billion in student debt. Travis is a Chartered Financial Analyst and brings his background as a former bond trader, trading billions of dollars. Trying to solve the student loan crisis brought him out of his first retirement at the age of 25.
Travis and his team have helped over 3,400 clients save over $158 million dollars on their student loans. This presentation will cover the effects on COVID for dentist student loan borrowers.  

 

SESSION 3

Building Your Brand: Dr. Alex Rubinov

 

Zumba Fitness: Alexandria Farrell

Zumba is an exercise fitness program created by a Colombian choreographer that incorporates Latin and international music into dance routines that are fun, catchy, and a great way to workout! No dance experience necessary! Participants can expect a variety of high and low intensity moves that sync to the rhythm of the music.

 

Pathways to Licensure: Dr. Shampaine & Dr. Gambacorta

At the conclusion of the presentation participants will have an understanding of the relative history surrounding clinical licensure exams, what are the most current pathways to licensure, how state dental boards fit into the process, and what to expect moving forward with the licensure process.

SESSION 4

Dental Economics: Dr. Chris Salierno

Presenting treatment plans with confidence takes years of practice… but let’s try to shorten the curve for you!  This course will give you the practical tips and power phrases to help your patients share your vision for comprehensive dentistry.  We’ll discuss how to overcome common objections to care and present a framework for a compassionate patient dialogue about their care.

 

Slow Flow Yoga: Anna Rovetto

A 45 minute mixed level, slow flow Yoga class open to all levels.  Whether you’re an experienced yogi or new to the practice, I will be here to guide you through a relaxing, breath-to-movement based class. Find an open space in your home either on a yoga mat or carpeted area and get ready to move!

 

Women in Dentistry: Dr. Maria Maranga

Thank You!

Last Updated: November 2020

By: Scott Jackson, Website & Blog Chair '20-'21