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Thursday, May 9

           Martin Trope, DDS
           Anatomically Driven Endodontics - Hands-On Workshop
           Time:  1:15 - 4:15 pm
           Course Code:  T 220
           Fee:  Dentists $120
           NOTE: Course limited to 35 participants

           Quick Summary:  New technology yields a more effective way to perform endodontic treatment with a higher
           level of success.  This is a hands-on experience.

           Course Description:  Evolutionary technologies have resulted in a new generation of instruments designed to ac-
           cess areas that traditional “round” NiTi cannot safely reach.  After initial negotiation of the root canal space with a
           glide path file, these “virtual core” files complete the cleaning to the maximum natural diameter.  The native anat-
           omy configuration is sustained and intra-canal dentin conservation is optimized. This conservative root treatment
           is completed by bio-ceramic root filling technology that does not shrink, wash out or require excessive preparation
           on the coronal third of the canal space.  Participants will learn the shortcomings associated with traditional NiTi
           instrumentation and legacy obturation techniques and how this new evolutionary generation of 3D files and bio-ce-
           ramic technologies will obviate these shortcomings and engender predictable endodontic success.

           Learning Objectives: Understand the shortcomings of traditional files that produce round shapes.  Understand
           the addition of 3D files to clean to maximal diameters with conservative dentin removal.  Understand the use of
           bio-ceramic sealer in both cold and warm hydraulic techniques.

           Course most appropriate for:  Dentists
           C.E. Hours:  3 clinical hours
           Academy of General Dentistry Code:  070

           Charles Blair, DDS
           How to Survive & Thrive in a PPO and Corporate Environment - The New Normal
           Time:  1:30 - 4:30 pm
           Course Code:  T 230
           Fee:  Dentists $50   All Others $25

           Quick Summary:  By now, who hasn’t noticed the changes in dentistry that mimic what occurred in medicine?
           Who’s happy about it?  What can you do about it?

           Course Description:  Are you working “in” your practice rather than “on” it?  Learn to see the “big picture,” ana-
           lyze the business side of your practice, and take solid steps toward increasing profitability in an increasingly PPO
           and corporate environment.  Hear strategies, tips, and pearls on (1) why corporate dentistry will continue to win,
           (2) how to cope with increased competition, (3) fee profiling and PPO strategies, (4) procedure mix enhancement,
           and (5) hygiene department strategies.  Also hear insight on how to (1) move from “cost-based” to “revenue-sav-
           vy” thinking, (2) planning a productive and profitable future for your practice, (3) how to design the winning
           independent practice model, and (4) dentist incomes are down since 2008 and how to turn them around.

           Learning Objectives: Gain insight into running a practice like a business.  Be challenged to new thinking to
           survive in a changing world of PPOs.  Understand why the corporation is the superior business model and how to
           copy the winning features.

           Course most appropriate for:  Dentists (especially New Dentists), Business Assistants, and Spouses
           C.E. Hours:  3 non-clinical hours
           Academy of General Dentistry Code:  552


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