2020 Speakers

IMPORTANT CLINICAL STEPS TO ENSURE SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES

BILL DICKERSON , DDS, LVIM, FAACD, LVIF, FIAPA

Like so many dentists, Dr. Dickerson was busy creating a practice based on the skills and knowledge he obtained in dental school, however he was increasingly frustrated and disenchanted by the traditional approach to dental care. Developing a “Patient Centered Practice” gave him his passion driven purpose. Propelled by this new excitement for dentistry, Bill started sharing his passion with other dentists and quickly became recognized as a respected opinion leader and highly sought after speaker as well as one of the most influential people in dentistry. He was instrumental as a pioneer in the aesthetic revolution as well as igniting the professions interest in Physiological Based Dentistry. His focus for the past two decades has been to create a better future for the profession.

Since 1994, Bill’s efforts have been channeled into creating the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI Global), providing an educational forum for advancing our profession, and developing many aesthetic and occlusal techniques that enhanced comprehensive restorative procedures.
Over nine thousand dentists from all over the world have attended LVI and over 10,000 of their patients have been treated there, as well as the thousands of others who have enhanced their practices by attending lectures of Bill’s or reading his several books. From Aesthetic dentistry to scientifically based occlusal approaches, Bill has encouraged, assisted and propelled dentists from over 43 nations to grow and excel.

“WHY MANAGING YOUR MONEY COSTS YOU TIME AND MONEY”

Mr. CHUCK BLAKEMAN

Chuck Blakeman is a successful entrepreneur, best-selling business author, TED Speaker, Inc. magazine contributor, and world-renowned business advisor who built twelve businesses in eight industries on five continents. He and his company, Crankset Group, now uses his experience to advise dental practice leaders and owners to success..

Chuck has led grown and led $1 million to $100 million companies. He presently leads the Crankset Group, a dental advisory company, and a for-profit business based in Africa, focused on developing local economies to solve poverty.

Chuck is the host of the GOTT Dental Podcast, rated one of the top three podcasts in dentistry. He speaks all over the world 50+ times a year, writes for major dental magazines, and has appeared in Success, Entrepreneur, Inc., NYTimes.com, CNNMoney.com, and was cited in Stephen Covey’s last book, The 3rd Alternative. Chuck also hosts the Get off The Treadmill (GOTT) Dental Summits.

Before focusing on dentistry, some of Chuck’s former customers included Google, Microsoft, Apple, Eli Lilly, TAP Pharmaceuticals, Sun Microsystems, Tyco Healthcare, Johns Manville and many more Fortune 500s and smaller businesses.

SYNOPSIS:
It’s time to embrace the Participation Age. Don’t be left behind. Great dental practices are giving everyone their brain back to create 100% engagement. This lecture is designed to teach how practices of every size are replacing Factory System top-down hierarchy with Distributed Decision- making (DDM) Teams to increase revenue, reduce management expenses, and attract and retain the best talent in the world, by turning employees into Stakeholders and managers into leaders.

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION IS FOR THE PARTICIPANTS TO BE ABLE TO:
•Delegate decisions and become a leader who is free to do the things that really energize the practice.
•Run your practice without management
•Embrace the 12 Tools of Distributed Decision-making, and apply them for faster growth, increased profits and higher retention.
•Implement eleven-step process to hire motivated, self-managed Stakeholders
•Empower team members to be leaders, or “Stakeholders”, take ownership, make team-based decisions and build a successful practice, not for you, but with you.
•Implement results-based incentives and eliminate unmotivating bonuses.

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR INTRAORAL SCANNER: FULL MOUTH LVI PROTOCOLS IN A DIGITAL WORLD

RYAN JOUETT, DDS

Dr. Jouett grew up in Hondo, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University, Class of 2000. After graduation, he obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Dentistry. During his time in dental school at San Antonio, Dr. Jouett performed research in the areas of implant dentistry involving the bone-implant interface, implant and bone healing modalities using bone morphogenic proteins, anti-caries activity of carbamide peroxide, and the use of bone morphogenic proteins in healing of pulpal exposures.

Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Jouett practiced in Flagstaff, Arizona for two years before moving back to his home state. He has practiced in the Brazos Valley since 2006.

SYNOPSIS:
In this course we will cover how to take your intraoral scanning to the next level, past just single unit crowns. We will cover Lab communication in a Digital Environment, Digital Dentures, and Digital Protocols for Tag Bites, Bite Transfers, Full Mouth Bite Management and Implants. We will also address the issues labs constantly see with digitally scanned cases and how to avoid them.

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION ARE FOR THE PARTICIPANTS TO BE ABLE TO:
•Discuss how your intraoral scanner works
•Communicate effectively to your Lab in a Digital Environment
•Digitally transfer TAG Bites
•Discuss Management of Full Mouth Prep cases Digitally
•Discuss scanning of implants with scan analogs
•Prevent the most common issues before they get to the lab

“YOU HAVE THE SKILLS-ARE YOU BUSY?”

CHONG LEE, DDS, LVIM, FIAPA

CHONG LEE, DDS, LVIM, FIAPA

DR. CHONG LEE is an accomplished professional in every sense of the word and a native of Arlington. Following his 1975 graduation from Yorktown High School, Dr. Lee headed off to Guilford College in Greensboro, NC to become a professional soccer player! It did not take long before Dr. Lee redirected his educational intentions towards a career in dentistry.

He is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia and professionally, has focused primarily on the philosophy of optimal care and superb service designed to exceed his patient’s expectations. This level of commitment, as well as his passion for dentistry, led Dr. Lee into the study of physiologic based dentistry; training that considers the importance of a balanced bite with the assurance of successful restorative and cosmetic procedures, including full mouth reconstruction. In the process, Dr. Lee discovered that sleep dentistry is deeply integrated into the study of physiologic based dentistry.

Dr. Lee chose Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), a world-renowned post-graduate center for aesthetic and physiologic based dentistry to acquire the skills and training necessary to achieve the highest level of success when treating his patients for physiologic disorders of the jaw and sleep apnea, as well as addressing his patient’s cosmetic needs. At LVI, Dr. Lee serves as a clinical instructor.

Finding his life’s work both personally and professionally gratifying, Dr. Lee proudly shares his knowledge and expertise of physiologic based dentistry and sleep dentistry with his fellow colleagues through a number of prestigious venues, including:

Past President of International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics (IACA/IAPA)
Recipient of Las Vegas Institute Mastership (LVIM); a highly coveted accomplishment by very few dentists across the nation.
Clinical instructor at LVI (recognized globally as a leading institution for physiologic based dentistry and sleep dentistry)
Founder of the LVI Study Club of the metropolitan Washington, DC area

 

MICHAEL REECE, DDS, LVIM, FIAPA

Dr. Reece received his pre-dental education from Texas Tech University. He received his DDS degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston in 1978. Following Dental School, he served in the US Air Force at Maxwell AFB in Montgomery, Alabama till 1981. He then started his private general dental practice in Bryan, Texas. He now focuses on cosmetic and comprehensive restorative Physiologic Based Dentistry. He is a graduate of the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) and was give the honor of being a clinical instructor for the institute in 2003. He teaches dentist from all over the world in the latest treatments for cosmetic dentistry, full mouth reconstruction and Physiologic Based Dentistry. He is a member of many dental organizations and a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentist, Federation of Dentaire International and American College of Dentists. He received accredited status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in 2001. He has been named as a Texas Super Dentist in the cosmetic field by Texas Monthly Magazine for the last two years.

Dr. Michael Reece does not have relevant financial relationships with proprietary entities producing health caregoods or services related to the content of LVI courses.

SYNOPSIS
New Patients are the life blood of a successful practice. This presentation will show how 2 successful offices handle new patients. This includes new patient phone calls thru the acceptance and delivery of treatment. Special emphasis will be placed on the new patient consult.

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION IS FOR THE PARTICIPANTS TO BE ABLE TO:
•Discuss the importance of new patient flow
•Utilize 2 different methods of consults that produce results
•Recognize the value of virtual consults

 

 

REVERSE HIRING: hIRING SO YOU NEVER HAVE TO MANAGE AGAIN

MR. CHUCK BLAKEMAN

Chuck Blakeman is a successful entrepreneur, best-selling business author, TED Speaker, Inc. magazine contributor, and world-renowned business advisor who built twelve businesses in eight industries on five continents. He and his company, Crankset Group, now uses his experience to advise dental practice leaders and owners to success..

Chuck has led grown and led $1 million to $100 million companies. He presently leads the Crankset Group, a dental advisory company, and a for-profit business based in Africa, focused on developing local economies to solve poverty.

Chuck is the host of the GOTT Dental Podcast, rated one of the top three podcasts in dentistry. He speaks all over the world 50+ times a year, writes for major dental magazines, and has appeared in Success, Entrepreneur, Inc., NYTimes.com, CNNMoney.com, and was cited in Stephen Covey’s last book, The 3rd Alternative. Chuck also hosts the Get off The Treadmill (GOTT) Dental Summits.

Before focusing on dentistry, some of Chuck’s former customers included Google, Microsoft, Apple, Eli Lilly, TAP Pharmaceuticals, Sun Microsystems, Tyco Healthcare, Johns Manville and many more Fortune 500s and smaller businesses.

SYNOPSIS:
Replacing Factory System hiring practices so you can hire people you’ll never have to manage.

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION IS FOR THE PARTICIPANTS TO BE ABLE TO: 
•Implement Hiring Principles for your practice
•Create good Hiring Priorities
•Discuss the process of How to Hire Step by Step

HOW ADDING TMD TO YOUR PRACTICE YIELDS REWARDS BEYOND REVENUE ( MAP TALKS # 1)

RANDI GREEN, DMD, LVIF

Randi Green graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry in 2009 and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society. Upon graduation, she completed an AEGD residency at the same university. After 11 months as an associate, Dr. Green knew that solo practice ownership was the career path she wanted to pursue, and she purchased her Springfield, Missouri, practice in 2011. The prior owner was a student of LVI so, Dr. Green started her LVI journey one week after taking ownership of the practice. Upon completing her LVIF in 2013, she has continued to pursue advanced education at LVI, earning the TMD and orthodontic badges. As the owner of Springfield Smile Doctor, Dr. Randi Green practices her passion for helping those suffering from TMD. Her practice is dedicated to high-quality aesthetics, physiologic TMD therapy, facial development orthodontics, and the recognition and co-management of sleep-disordered breathing. Dr. Green has been awarded Top Dentist in her town for five consecutive years and was named one of Incisal Edge Magazine’s 40 under 40 in 2019. She is honored to be a part of the IAPA Board of Directors. She hopes to use her position to further physiologic dentistry by raising TMD awareness and improving the care of patients.

Outside of the dental practice life, Dr. Randi Green enjoys spending time with her husband Daniel and four-year-old daughter Callie doing all sorts of fun kid-things.

SYNOPSIS
Treating TMD patients can be a complex journey. These patients often have seen multiple providers and have tried a multitude of treatments that just haven’t worked. However, by following LVI protocols and having office management systems in place, adding TMD treatment to your practice can be extremely fulfilling. In this talk, I will highlight the non-monetary rewards of helping TMD patients on their road to recovery. I will also walk through the protocols our office has implemented to successfully incorporate orthodontics into our TMD treatment toolbelt.

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION IS FOR THE PARTICIPANTS TO BE ABLE TO:
-Discuss the impact of treating TMD patients in a private practice setting
-Implement office systems/ practice management pearls to presented
-Discuss the role of full face orthodontics as a tool in the TMJ treatment toolbelt and how it can open doors to grow our patient base and increase our successful cases
-Implement the office systems we have designed to allow you to run a “mini-ortho” practice without slowing down your restorative/ TMD/ general practice

WHAT MAKES A SMILE MAKEOVER GREAT?  IT’S IN THE DETAILS

HAMADA MAKARITA, DDS, MAGD, FICOI, LVIM, FAACD, FIAPA

Dr. Makarita received his Dental degree from the Medical College of Virginia and currently maintains a private practice in Mclean, Virginia with an emphasis on Aesthetic Reconstructive Dentistry. He started his journey at LVI in 2000. He has been a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry since 1995 and became an Accredited member in 2000. In 2006, he became the 39th member to receive the prestigious Accredited Fellow status in the AACD.  Dr. Makarita received his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry and achieved Mastership status with the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), where he is a clinical instructor and lecturer. He is also a board member of the International Association for Physiologic Aesthetics (IAPA).

Dr. Makarita is a national and international lecturer in the fields of Aesthetic Reconstructive Dentistry, Clinical Photography and Physiologic Based Occlusion. His dentistry has been featured twice on the cover of the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and he has authored several clinical articles.

SYNOPSIS:
We often create smile makeovers, but what makes a smile look great vs average? It’s the attention to smile design details. We need to pay attention to both hard and soft tissue symmetry, line angles, inclination and more.In this lecture we will go over elements of smile design and show examples of cases. Paying attention to detail and communicating with the lab is essential in creating amazing smiles.

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION ARE FOR THE PARTICIPANTS TO BE ABLE TO:
1. Discuss the smile design principles in detail
2. Discuss the importance of how tissue symmetry can improve a smile makeover
3. Discuss important details that must be communicated to the ceramist to achieve what you and the patient desire.

EVALUATING THE TMD PATIENT: PROTOCOLS USING LVI GUIDELINES AND TECHNOLOGY (MAP TALKS #1)

DAVID SCHMIDT, DDS, LVIF, FIAPA

Clinical Instructor at LVI Global – Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Education

David E. Schmidt, D.D.S. is a native of Indianapolis and earned his undergraduate degree in Economics with honors from Indiana University. He received his Dental degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1994. After graduation, he joined his father’s high-volume practice and spent the next five years perfecting his dentistry with a gentle touch. In 1999, Dr. Schmidt moved to Lake Forest, IL where he joined Dr. Doug Campbell in practice.

Since partnering with Dr. Campbell in their progressive dental fee-for-service practice. Dr. Schmidt has continued to expand his knowledge of the latest advances in dentistry through continuing education. He received his fellowship in 2009 from The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, his IAPA fellowship in 2015, and is now a LVI Clinical Instructor. Outside of LVI, Dr. Schmidt lectures nationally on CAD/CAM technology. When not working or on the road, Dr. Schmidt enjoys swimming and spending time with his family.

SYNOPSIS:
The goal of this presentation is to give the attendee a perspective of how to implement LVI guidelines efficiently using the latest technology available.

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION ARE FOR THE PARTICIPANTS TO BE ABLE TO:
Schedule efficiently in a busy general practice.
Delegate to auxiliaries.
Discuss what technologies are instrumental for success.

LIVE DEMO: QUIT STEPPING OVER DOLLARS: SIMPLE IMPLANT PROCEDURES THAT ADD CLINICAL VALUE AND PROFITABILITY TO ANY DENTAL PRACTICE

LEO j. MALIN, DDS

Dr. Leo Malin is a highly respected dentist and leader in implantology. As Chief Customer Officer of Implant Logistics, Dr. Malin is responsible for ensuring a superior customer experience through doctor customer education and support. In his role, he is charged with clinical training on surgical and restorative phases of implant dentistry, and clinical trials of new products that can effect better outcomes.  Dr. Malin brings decades of leadership to Implant Logistics. Dr. Malin received his DDS degree from Marquette University in 1991. Since 1993, Dr. Malin has practiced general dentistry in La Crosse, Wisconsin. For more than a decade, his practice has focused solely on surgical and restorative implant dentistry. An industry leader, Dr. Malin has continually introduced innovative products to the market. In 1997, along with other experts in the fields of radiology and occlusion, Dr. Malin developed occlusion-based implant placement using tomographic imaging and adjustable guides to control implant placement — optimizing bite alignment as part of treatment planning for dental implant treatment. This technique has led to four U.S. patents and provided exceptional clinical implant surgical and restorative results.  Dr. Malin invested in one of the first dental computed tomography (CT) in the U.S. to apply the technology to Implant Surgical Planning. He brought Co-Diagnostic Treatment Planning to the U.S. and developed a treatment planning business to assist doctors with treatment planning cases for the best restorative outcome.  Dr. Malin was the first in the U.S. to offer mobile 3D imaging to dentists and dental implant surgical guides and case planning services. He also developed a robust tapered implant system and implant manufacturing and distribution company to better serve the dental implant market.

In addition to his role at Implant Logistics, Dr. Malin leads education for doctors on new products and protocols as Director of the Dominican Training Institute. He was also the Director of Implantology and Bone Grafting Courses at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). In 2004, Dr. Malin developed the full curriculum for dental implants, bone grafting and dental restorations at LVI, and directed the program sense 2004 as a visiting faculty member.

Dr. Malin has lectured across the U.S., Russia, Germany, Italy and the Caribbean on full-mouth reconstructions and implant surgery and has received several awards for his contributions in implant and physiologic dentistry. He has been featured in several industry publications such as Dentistry Today and named one of the “Top Clinicians of the Year in Continuing Education.”

SYNOPSIS:
Why is implant dentistry growing so quickly? The benefits of simple implant dentistry to patients, as well as the practice profitability are immense. Learn why every dental practice should offer simple implant procedures.
Watch Dr. Malin perform multiple implant procedures that any dentist could incorporate into their practice and discuss these procedures and their practice implications. The focus of this lecture will be on the most common implant procedures done in a general dental office, not the complicated procedures that many dentists won’t ever want to do.

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION ARE FOR THE PARTICIPANTS TO BE ABLE TO:
Understand the technology that allows implant dentistry to be predictable and controlled.
Discuss digital dentistry protocols and how they benefit both surgical and restorative implant dentistry.
Understand the practice benefits of incorporating a few basic implant procedures into your practice.
Introduce an innovative, never-before-seen digital bite transfer technique for full mouth cases, an FDA and patent pending procedure.

BONE GROWTH AND REMODELING WITH JAW DEVELOPMENT ORTHODONTICS

ANNE-MAREE COLE, B.D.Sc MScMed (Sleep Medicine), LVIM, MICCMO

Dr. Anne-Maree Cole graduated from the University of Queensland, Australia with Honours in 1982. In 2014, she completed a Masters Degree in Sleep Medicine at the University of Sydney. She has always had a passion for learning but this was truly ignited when she first came to LVI in the year 2000. Since that time she has completed almost 40 separate programs at LVI including the full Core Curriculum, and has reviewed many of the programs multiple times for a total of 70 in all. She is a Master of the Institute, having received her LVIM in 2006 after submission of cases and examination. In 2007, she was awarded Alumni of the Year. She is an instructor at LVI and was appointed the Director of LVI Global Australia to teach the Core Curriculum within Australia. She has been awarded LVI’s Most Educated Instructor and the International Leadership Award. She is a Past President of the IAPA and has attained her Mastership from the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopaedics (ICCMO). She travels from Australia to teach in the sleep and advanced TMD programs at LVI.

Dr. Anne-Maree has a passion for physiology and its application in dentistry, particularly with regards to sleep and pain. Having completed her Masters Degree in Sleep Medicine, the importance of respecting the physiology was driven home. Our goal should not be to do quickest and easiest but to do our very best for the patients who entrust us with their care. The physiologic approach to dental sleep medicine embraces this.

Dr. Anne-Maree Cole does not have relevant financial relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services related to the content of LVI courses.

 

SYNOPSIS:
As clinicians we face challenges every day but the added challenge bestowed by patients questioning our treatment because of something they read on Dr Google has catapulted these challenges to the next level. The only way to take back control is to truly understand the physiologic processes involved. Nothing could be truer than for dentists helping their patients through Jaw Development Orthodontics. This presentation details the multiple biologic processes involved in this amazing arena. The science is there but the understanding is not. When you truly understand, you can communicate and guide your patients. This talk is designed to be very empowering for anyone practising Jaw Development Orthodontics.

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES  FOR THIS PRESENTATION ARE FOR THE PARTICIPANTSTO BE ABLE TO:
1. Discuss the physiology of bone remodelling
2. Discuss the three remodelling types and the zones they affect
3. Discuss how to stay within the physiologic limits of the patient.

INFANT ORAL TETHERS DIAGNOSTIC AND TREATMENT PROTOCOLS  (MAP TALKS # 2)

DOUGLAS HANSON, DDS, LVIF,FIAPA

Dr. Douglas Hanson graduated from The University of Toronto in 1992, he was awarded The Canadian Dental Association’s Presidents award, and was also inducted into the OKU dental honor society. Upon graduation he began to practice in his Northern Ontario home town. Most would not believe that a full service comprehensive restorative practice could develop in such a small town. Dr. Hanson has continually embraced challenges such as this and is proud of the outcome. He has utilized the knowledge and leadership of his mentors particularly his LVI family to help realize his goals. Dr. Hanson became an LVI fellow in 2014 and has continued to feed his thirst for knowledge ever since. He ultimately strives to be a positive influence in the people’s lives he touches.

Synopsis:
The rationale in a physiologic practice to consider implementing these diagnostic and therapeutic paradigms along with the specific protocols necessary to allow basic implementation. A brief and relevant summary of Lasers and basic physics as it applies to the correction of these oral tethers.

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION ARE FOR THE PARTICIPANTS TO BE ABLE TO:
1. Recognize the signs and symptoms of infant oral tethers
2. Implement diagnostic and treatment protocols relevant to infant oral tethers
3. Discuss relevant laser physics and adjust parameters to suit the desired outcome.

THE ART OF SPEAKING: POWER WORDS (MAP TALKS #2)

COURTNEY RICHTER-CARLTON, DDS

Dr. Courtney Richter graduated from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 2005 with honors and has been in private practice in Alexandria for over 15 years. She is a past LSUSD President and National Trustee for The American Student Dental Association; Vice- President and President of the Central Louisiana Dental Association; and Chairperson for the Council on the New Dentist for the LDA. Dr. Richter speaks to children and adults about Oral Health as it relates to Overall Health; a topic she has lectured on to various dental and hygiene associations. Her passion is in treating patients to improve health and growth; and prevent or improve TMJ dysfunction and sleep breathing disorders. She is also passionate about identifying and treating Oral Myofunctional Disorders in adults and children. She is a member of The American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry, the International Association of Orthodontics and the International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics. Dr. Richter is active in her community, has served on the Dental Advisory Committee for the Community Health Worx Clinic where she is a regular volunteer, and served as a Board member of the Rotary Club of Alexandria for 5 years. She chaired the International Service Committee for several years and has served on the Executive Leadership Team for Go Red for Women. Courtney received the LDA’s New Dentist Award in 2011 and has recently received several local honors such as the YWCA Woman of the Decade in her 30’s and the Town Talk’s “20 Under 40” for Local Professionals. She is currently serving on the Board for the Central Louisiana Area Business Owners Group and has also participated in several Dental Mission trips in various locations in Jamaica. Recently, she has researched and lectured on Generational Differences and their effects on business and philanthropy. She and her husband/partner, Dr. Carlton, III, share a love for their patients and their three daughters.

SYNOPSIS:
Simply understanding the power of words when communicating with others can make or break a person, in just about any profession. From waitressing to selling cars, from practicing dentistry to running a country; we all communicate, and that communication is often dependent upon word choice and emotional responses triggered by those words. Many people use power words when speaking, writing and advertising. The most successful of those have actually mastered that “Art.” This lecture will introduce the use of Power Words to dentists and team members. Dr. Richter will educate the entire dental team on words that they can use with each other and with patients to avoid common dental office disasters, boost office moral, enhance patient experiences and create productive conversations that motivate patients to accept and schedule treatment. This lecture is designed to help both Doctors and team members to be able to implement “Art of Speaking” principles the day they return to work… if not sooner!

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION ARE FOR THE PARTICIPANTS TO BE ABLE TO:
1. communicate in a more positive and professional manner in the dental office.
2. identify clinical and non-clinical opportunities to use appropriate Power Words to help patients accept treatment.
3. Discuss how effective use of words can help you connect with patients and strengthen office moral.

RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD: LIVE PATIENT DELIVERY OF 10 ANTERIOR UNITS

EDMUND SUH, DDS, FAGD, LVIF, FIAPA

Dr. Suh is fast becoming one of the most recognized names in the field of contemporary dentistry. His down to earth, real life approach to systematically implementing contemporary techniques into the private practice is what has made him highly sought after as a speaker. From aesthetic principles, simplifying complex adhesive protocols to streamlined practice management, the topics covered are true to life and have resulted in many success stories both here in the US and Internationally. Dr. Suh is currently serving as a Featured Lecturer and as a Regional Director for the Las Vegas Institute for Dental Learning, the former clinical director for the Nash Institute for Dental Learning, Adjunct Professor at the UNC School of Dentistry, and serves on the Board of Contemporary Product Solutions. Dr. Suh also serves as a Key Opinion Leader for several dental manufacturers.

SYNOPSIS:
Watch as Dr. Suh efficiently delivers 10 anterior units in a slightly unique manner utilizing LVI adhesive protocols.

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION ARE FOR THE PARTICIPANTS TO BE ABLE TO:
1) Efficiently organize your case for optimal success
2) Discuss updates to Adhesive Protocol.
3) Implement effective doctor/assistant communication and handoffs

INFLAMMATION: THE POTENTIAL LINK BETWEEN PAIN, DECREASED IMMUNE RESPONSE, AND YOUR PATIENT

(MAP TALKS #3)                

JOHN PAWLOWICZ, DMD,LVIM, FIAPA

Dr. John Pawlowicz is a 1993 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine and completed a General Practice Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Montefiore Hospital. He has achieved Mastership and Fellowship status with ICCMO (International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics), Fellowship status with LVI (Las Vegas Institute), and is on the Mastership track with the AGD. He has been chosen as a top Dentist in Western Pennsylvania as voted by his peers, and recognized by the IACA for his excellence in smile design. Dr. Pawlowicz is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) where he served as a member of the New Dentist committee, the Pennsylvania Dental Association as a delegate, and alternate delegate. On the Board of Directors of the Western Pennsylvania Dental Society he was Vice President, as well as the past President of the Butler County Dental Society. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP), American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), IACA (The International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), and the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO). Dr. Pawlowicz is a Featured Speaker and Clinical Instructor at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.

Additionally he speaks nationally for LVI on the topics of OSA, snoring and TMD. He served as a consultant in the area of clinical materials testing for DENTSPLY of America, and lectured on behalf of Kerr Dental Products. Dr. Pawlowicz has also been a guest lecturer for the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine regional speaker’s series. He currently holds a United States patent for a new design in TENS devices and the application of the device with regard to the placement in the Posterior Cervical/Sub-Occipital regions of the head and neck. Dr. Pawlowicz maintains a full-time private practice in Lyndora, Pennsylvania emphasizing aesthetic restorative dentistry, occlusion, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and snoring, non-surgical treatment of TM joint dysfunction and myofacial pain.

He spends his leisure time golfing and as a volunteer coach for his son’s basketball and baseball teams. He and his family regularly volunteer on behalf of Catholic Charities and their home Parish. He lives just north of Pittsburgh with his wife and two children.

Dr. John Pawlowicz does not have relevant financial relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services related to the content of LVI courses. 

SYNOPSIS:
The fact that a large number of patients with severe chronic inflammatory disease fail to respond to conventional systemic or topical therapy resulting in a huge clinical and socio-economic burden.
In order to study inflammation a multidisciplinary approach is necessary. But what if we could find a way to curb or cut off the inflammation? This lecture will introduce a brief look into an alternative look at helping our patients with inflammation.

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION IS FOR THE PARTICIPANT TO BE ABLE TO?
1.complete definition of the disease state of inflammation.
2.Identify possible causes of inflammation and inflammatory response.
3.Speak and educate their patients about the ill effects of inflammation on their bodies.

 

SWEAT THE LITTLE THINGS (MAP TALKS #3)

FRANK SULLIVAN, DDS, LVIF. FIAPA

Dr. Frank Sullivan is a graduate and four-year scholarship football player at the University of Mississippi. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 1997. Dr. Sullivan designed and built Sullivan Dental Center in 1999. The vision for his practice resembled a spa-like atmosphere with a touch of the outdoors that felt more like a home than a dental office. Dr. Frank knew early in his career that he wanted to do more, and education was the key. He started at the Nash Institute in 2005. Here he was provided the latest techniques and quality education in cosmetic dentistry.

In 2006 to 2007, he learned the Lumineers Technique and was the first dentist in Louisiana to offer this service to patients. Dr. Frank, being a life-long learner and forward thinker, took a course in 2007 in Reno, Nevada. This course focused heavily on sleep and how that translates into a healthy body. At this point, he realized that dentists have the power to change more than just a patient’s teeth, they have the capability to change the placement of one’s bite to improve breathing, sleeping, alleviate pain in the neck, improve posture, as well as create cosmetic changes such as fuller lips and facial symmetry.

Dr. Sullivan started his journey with the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies Global (LVI). He spent over four hundred hours focused in the area of neuromuscular dentistry. In 2013, he earned a fellowship for neuromuscular dentistry. This education, along with his studies in sleep apnea have opened the door to many services that Dr. Sullivan now provides.”

SYNOPSIS:
In this lecture I will be sharing educational pearls of both practice management as well as clinical continuing education that I have implemented over the years in my practice. I will share how I grew from having no team and patients to the thriving practice I have today.

THE LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION ARE FOR THE PARTICIPANT TO BE ABLE TO:
Discuss how to build trust in your practice
Discuss how to build value with your patients
Discuss how to demonstrate confidence in selling treatment to your patients

 

I HAVE THE ANSWER! WHAT WAS THE QUESTION  

(MAP TALKS #3)

HEATHER HENNEN, DA II

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Heather Hennen, a resident of Raleigh, NC, has worn many hats in general and pediatric dental practices. Her positions ranged from Business and Treatment Coordinator to Clinical Dental Assistant full time within the dental practice for the last 15 years. Outside of the practice, she operates as an independent consultant and lecturer on various levels within the field of dentistry. Heather is a published author and both national and international lecturer on various topics ranging from chair side assisting techniques, CAD CAM (both clinical and practice integration), treatment acceptance and various other topics. She is also currently serving as a KOL for several manufacturers and has lead several programs at institutes such as The Nash Institute, The Las Vegas Institute, and many dental schools across the country. In addition, she is also the co-founder of the Fifth Gear programs, which provide in depth hands-on clinical training for doctors and their entire team. Most recently Heather was nominated as one of Dental Product Report’s Top 25 Women In Dentistry. Heather is currently the Business/Treatment Coordinator and Dental Assistant for Dr. Edmond Suh in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Her outgoing, engaging and caring personality has driven her to teach others how to be excited about the dental field. She is passionate about dentistry and focuses on practical, relevant and contemporary techniques when lecturing or consulting

SYNOPSIS:
Too often we lack the understanding and dynamics of where our conversation is heading with our patients. We get continual nods and expressions of understanding throughout our clinical exam and consultations only to find at the end that we lost our patient somewhere in the journey. We want to quickly nail down some basic principles to prevent this costly mistake

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION ARE FOR THE PARTICIPANTS TO BE ABLE TO:
1. Guide patients to their own understanding by using questions
2. Utilize the art of give and take while discussing treatments
3. Communicate with patients with the end in mind

LIVE DEMO: DIGITAL FIXED HYBRIDS: MINIMIZING CHAIR TIME TO MAXIMIZE PROFITS

MICHAEL REECE, DDS, LVIM, FIAPA

Dr. Reece received his pre-dental education from Texas Tech University. He received his DDS degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston in 1978. Following Dental School, he served in the US Air Force at Maxwell AFB in Montgomery, Alabama till 1981. He then started his private general dental practice in Bryan, Texas. He now focuses on cosmetic and comprehensive restorative Physiologic Based Dentistry. He is a graduate of the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) and was give the honor of being a clinical instructor for the institute in 2003. He teaches dentist from all over the world in the latest treatments for cosmetic dentistry, full mouth reconstruction and Physiologic Based Dentistry. He is a member of many dental organizations and a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentist, Federation of Dentaire International and American College of Dentists. He received accredited status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in 2001. He has been named as a Texas Super Dentist in the cosmetic field by Texas Monthly Magazine for the last two years.

Dr. Michael Reece does not have relevant financial relationships with proprietary entities producing health caregoods or services related to the content of LVI courses.

SYNOPSIS:
This live patient demo will use digital technology and the New YOU Denture protocols to show how to fabricate a finished fixed hybrid from the healing prosthesis. This protocol demonstrates 3 different appointments featuring the iJig to transmit data to the lab digitally show they can fabricate the finished prosthesis in a very efficient and predictable manner.

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION ARE FOR THE PARTICIPANTS TO BE ABLE TO:

Discuss digital protocols to transmit data to lab
Utilize the iJig to capture information to create a verified model
Discuss how the New You Denture protocols can be used conceptionally to create fixed hybrids

 

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EVOLUTION AND ADVANCEMENTS TO THE LVI ORTHODONTIC PHILOSOPHY

(MAP TALKS #4)

DAVID BUCK, DDS, LVIM, FIAPA

S. David Buck is a 1988 University of Washington School of Dentistry graduate and has been in continuous full time private practice in Seattle. He has raised six children with his wife Theresa, and has been extensively involved in community service and youth coaching. Dr. Buck has been involved in study clubs through University of Washington and has studied with Drs. John Kois and Frank Spear. Dr. Buck embraced mercury-free, biocompatible dentistry in 1990 and he was one of the first dental offices in the nation to design, test and install mercury separation equipment to capture and prevent mercury waste from entering the waste water stream. He has since received the Washington’s Governor’s award for environmental excellence and a coveted “5-star Envirostar” rating for King County. He is a founding partner in one of the premier mercury separator manufacturers, Rebec Systems, LLC, and Pristine Environmental LLC both located in Washington State.

Dr. Buck’s passion for an all adhesive/cosmetic practice lead him to Dr. Bill Dickerson at the opening of LVI in 1998. Dr. Buck finished the core programs in 2001, and was immediately invited to teach other dentists at LVI. He has been an LVI clinical instructor since 2002, and has gone on to become a Regional Director for LVI in 2005 lecturing to dentists around the country on cosmetics and Physiologic concepts.

Dr. Buck has been published in the “LVI Visions” magazine. Dr. Buck went on to receive the prestigious LVI Mastership (LVIM) for neuromuscular and esthetic dentistry in 2008. He was elected to the Board of Directors for the IACA in 2009 and continues to serve in this position. Dr. Buck has lectured nationally and in Canada on the advanced TMD neuromuscular practice including the Myotronics Anniversary conference, IAPA, and Inland Washington dental conference. He currently directs two Physiologic Based Dentistry study clubs in both Seattle and Spokane and is a featured speaker for Aurum Ceramic Labs.

Dr. S. David Buck does not have relevant financial relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services related to the content of LVI courses.

 

SYNOPSIS:
This presentation is for doctors who already have been trained and are using growth and controlled arch orthodontics. Refinements in technique will be presented to improve efficiency and efficacy. Several cases will be shown that illustrate these advancements. Topics to be covered will be enhanced control over the “big 3”; improved mechanics in controlled arch; bite management for case finishing; improvements to molar protraction sequence; pediatric considerations in airway management; understanding potential biologic stressors that slow down treatment and increase risk.

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION ARE FOR THE PARTICIPANT TO BE ABLE TO:
1- Discuss mechanics to increase efficiency and progress of CAB cases
2- Discuss issues related to root resorption, how can you minimize it if at all possible
3- Discuss enhanced control over the big 3 problems that delay case finish.

 

USING SUPPLEMENTS TO NEGATE CHRONIC STRESS AND PAIN PATHWAYS TO EXEDITE YOUR PATIENTS BACK TO HEALTH                          (MAP TALKS #4)

JILL TAYLOR, RDH, BS, ND

Jill Taylor RDH, BS, ND,CNC, OMT

Jill Taylor graduated from the Community College of Southern Nevada in 1987 with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene. She later received her Bachelors of Science in Technical Management from DeVry University graduating Summa Cum Laude and is also a Certified Health Specialist, and Certified Nutritional Consultant. In August 2017, she passed the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board and is now a Doctor of Naturopath.

She has worked in clinical practices as a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 28 years, retiring from the Exceptional Dental Practice in Las Vegas, Nevada and pursuing her Independent In-Office Consulting full time. She joined Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies as their Hygiene Program Director in 2010. As an In-Office Coach, Jill brings her passion and expertise to dental teams across North America on comprehensive treatment planning for the dental patient including restorative, occlusal, medical risk, sleep apnea, oral cancer, and periodontal health.

In the clinical setting, Jill specialized in non-surgical periodontal treatment, with special emphasis on Molecular Testing and Laser Therapy. She previously worked with Premier Laser and became certified on three different lasers since 1997. Jill has co-authored several articles appearing in well-respected dental journals regarding Laser applications in periodontal therapy. In addition to being a published author, Jill is an accomplished International speaker who presents on topics including Molecular Testing, Restorative Communication and Acceptance, and Laser Therapy in Periodontal Treatment.

She is trained in the newest technologies and treatments available and brings extensive knowledge of current science and research into every training she facilitates. Her work with the Las Vegas Institute allows her to express her enthusiasm for the future of dental hygiene while training others in the most up-to-date methods of patient care.

Synopsis
This presentation will discuss the clinical nature of stress and pain from the perspective of the SAD (Standard American Diet) diet and the biochemical effect on the body as a result. It will outline dietary changes and nutritional & homeopathic supplements to address this chronic inflammation in the dental patient. This lecture is designed to show attendees how to apply the new concepts of diet-induced inflammation and how it can affect the clinical outcome of the patient’s health and physiologic position.

THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION ARE FOR THE PARTICIPANTS TO BE ABLE TO:
1. Identify the mechanism that the SAD diet changes body chemistry to affect muscle tissue, and joint tissue and promotes chronic pain and identify the measurable markers related to systemic inflammation.
2. Recommend dietary changes that can help modulate chronic inflammation.
3. Recommend nutritional & homeopathic supplements that can also help decrease pain in joints and promote healthy muscle integrity