Office Design Speakers and Courses

“ Esthetic Enhancements for Your Chairside Crowns from Single Tooth to Full Smile Design”

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• Digital Integration and ROI

  • Review the key elements of a digitally integrated practice and how it translates to increases in new patients, revenue, and job satisfaction.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the components and unique workflows in a digitally integrated practice including Dentsply Sirona Treatment Centers
  • Learn how digital integration can not only improve clinical outcome, but also improved profitability
  • Discover how digital integration can produce exponential potential for growth with a case study using key business metrics

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  • Dr. Jenny Apekian is an established general and cosmetic dentist with over 12 years of experience in private practice in Midtown, Sacramento. As an accomplished artist, Dr. Apekian pays close attention to every brush stroke and detail in her artwork. She takes that same approach to her work and skills as a dentist. Dr. Apekian is a strong proponent of utilizing the latest technologies in dentistry to improve the patient experience and clinical outcome. She recently built and designed one of the most technologically advanced dental offices, utilizing CAD/CAM technologies, 3D Imaging, state of the art infection control systems, as well as complete digital integration. Dr. Apekian serves as a mentor and trainer for CEREC CAD/CAM technology throughout the Sacramento region. She teaches fellow dentists how to utilize the technology to design and produce complete restorations, surgical guides and appliances for prosthetics, implantology, and orthodontics. She also speaks nationwide on how to maximize efficiency through office design and organizational workflows. Dr. Apekian earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of California, San Francisco, and lives in Sacramento, California with her husband and two young children.

    “Dentsply Sirona World speakers have been compensated for their presentations at this event by Dentsply Sirona, and have agreed to disclose any additional financial interest with any other company whose products are discussed in their course at the beginning of the presentation.”

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  • Day and Location: Thursday, 3-4 p.m. Reef F
  • Level of Training: Basic
  • CE Eligible: No
“Walk, Jog, Run to Success With Your New Associate”

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• Invest in Your Success

  • As a practice owner, feeling confident in your financial ability to invest resources in making a decision to expand the diagnostic and operational capabilities of the office is vital. Knowing your “numbers” is the first step towards building a successful dental practice. Join Geoffrey Stewart, Dental CPA, to learn the concepts of financing the vision for your practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the three key pillars of investing in your success
  • Understand the concept of sources of funds, cash flow and loan repayment
  • Understand the concept of having a return on your investment

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  • Geoffrey provides planning, practice advisory, and tax compliance services to dentists and dental specialists. His approach to federal and state tax matters is to leverage the opportunities provided within the tax code to build a client’s overall net worth. Geoffrey has represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service as well as state and local authorities on a wide range of matters. Experience is just one of the traits that allows Geoffrey to impact his clients. With 35 years of both private and public accounting, Geoffrey holds the knowledge to move clients towards their financial goals with well-implemented strategies. His ability to understand how a dental office generates production to increasing cash flow to raising a client’s net worth is proven. His leadership continues to strengthen the position of clients financially.

    “Dentsply Sirona World speakers have been compensated for their presentations at this event by Dentsply Sirona, and have agreed to disclose any additional financial interest with any other company whose products are discussed in their course at the beginning of the presentation.”

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  • Day and Location: Thursday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Reef F
  • Level of Training: Basic
  • CE Eligible: No
“Strategies for the One-Visit Cosmetic Makeover” and “The Story of the Mouth”

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• Setting the Stage for an Unparalleled Patient Experience

  • Learn how to master all aspects of direct and indirect patient communication and interaction to achieve success in your practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding effective direct patient communications to improve overall patient experience and case acceptance
  • Recognizing and understanding the indirect communication principles that will heighten the patient's experience
  • Review how the best practices in communication lead to increased new patient numbers, patient satisfaction, clinical outcomes, and practice revenue

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  • Dr. Evyenia Kollia founded her practice in Seattle’s vibrant Eastlake neighborhood in the fall of 2008. Starting in January 2010 and every year following, she has received an award as one of the best of thousands of dentists in the Seattle area – nominated and voted by specialists who ask, "If you had a patient in need of a dentist, which dentist would you refer them to?" Leading her staff of 13, she conducts several thousand restorative treatments per year. The approximately 3,500 sq. ft. practice with 8 treatment rooms in the middle of the city, next to Lake Union, offers a comprehensive range of services from conservative dentistry to implantology, periodontology, endodontics, and prosthetics. One special focus is esthetic dentistry using the latest CAD/CAM technology. Dr. Kollia's esthetic standards are reflected not only in the clinical outcomes of her work; they are also evident in the interior design of the practice. Timeless straight lines, shiny modern surfaces, minimalist tones in the rooms, and dramatic color accents. The name of the practice says it all: Aesthetica Contemporary Dentistry.

    “Dentsply Sirona World speakers have been compensated for their presentations at this event by Dentsply Sirona, and have agreed to disclose any additional financial interest with any other company whose products are discussed in their course at the beginning of the presentation.”

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  • Day and Location: Saturday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Jasmine B/C
  • Level of Training: Basic
  • CE Eligible: No
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• Implementation Strategies to Improve Office Workflow

  • Review the key elements of optimizing the office workflow - digital, instrument/materials and patient/staff workflows.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn where to start when trying to optimize my office workflows
  • Understand what are the most important topics to address when optimizing my office workflows
  • Evaluating who can help me to optimize my office workflows

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  • Dr. Ueno is a Bay area native born and raised in San Jose, CA. He attended University of California San Diego where he majored in Biology with a minor in history and in economics. After pursuing a career at Genentech he attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA, and completed his residency in periodontics at Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine in New York City. Upon returning to the Bay Area, he started Ueno Periodontics in Campbell, CA then opened the Ueno Center.

    “Dentsply Sirona World speakers have been compensated for their presentations at this event by Dentsply Sirona, and have agreed to disclose any additional financial interest with any other company whose products are discussed in their course at the beginning of the presentation.”

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  • Day and Location: Saturday, 1-2 p.m. Reef D/E
  • Level of Training: Basic
  • CE Eligible: No
“Guided Partial Extraction Therapy - Simplifying the Complex”

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• How to Utilize Optimal Ergonomics for Patients & Clinical Team in the Operatory

  • Experience demonstrations & tips on how the Bayshore Dental team addresses the patient experience in the operatory and their own ergonomically to keep practicing healthily for the decades to come.

Learning Objectives

  • What does comfort mean in our practice for the patient?

  • Where do most ergonomic health issues come from for the clinical team?

  • Ways to ensure clinical team members can keep their bodies in top health conditions to have a positive lifelong career with longevity to practice

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  • Dr. Mona Patel owns and practices General Dentistry at Bayshore Dental in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. A CEREC and CBCT user utilizing Dentsply Sirona’s Treatment Centers, Dr. Patel lectures on full digital office integration and smart office design planning based on her own experiences in building a new office. Dr. Patel is a graduate from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry and completed an AEGD at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. She is passionate about creating smart office design and a practical digital patient workflow in dental offices, and is a KOL speaker for Dentsply Sirona. Bayshore Dental is the proud recipient of American Institute of Architects 2017 Honor Award for Design Excellence and the 2017 Dental Office Design of the Year Award by Wells Fargo and the ADA.

    “Dentsply Sirona World speakers have been compensated for their presentations at this event by Dentsply Sirona, and have agreed to disclose any additional financial interest with any other company whose products are discussed in their course at the beginning of the presentation.”

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  • Day and Location: Friday, 2-3:30 p.m. Reef C
  • Level of Training: Basic
  • CE Eligible: No