New Lineup of Expert Speakers Expands Scope of Carestream Dental’s Dental Summit

ATLANTA—The new format of the Dental Summit, previously the Dental Users’ Conference, includes an array of expert speakers covering a range of compelling hot topics relevant to the dental industry.

“The scope of the Dental Summit was expanded this year to include professionals from across the field of dentistry—as well as returning Carestream Dental CS Imaging, CS SoftDent and CS PracticeWorks users—and our educational sessions reflect that,” Mary Conditt, director of clinical affairs, U.S. digital, Carestream Dental, said. “Such a broad mix of attendees means a variety of new speakers covering topics such as customer service, practice transition, HIPAA, social media and community involvement. Of course, there will also be plenty of sessions scheduled to train and enhance the experience of our software users, as well.”

The Summit will feature not one, but two keynote speakers to kick off each day and motivate attendees for the courses ahead.

On Friday, Nov. 7, Keynote speaker Bob Spiel, Spiel & Associates Consulting, kicks off the Dental Summit with “Winning It! Leading Out and Breaking Barriers in Your Practice, at Home and in Life.” Every member of the team is a leader, and harnessing the power within to achieve even greater things than once thought possible is the key to success in today’s competitive dental market.

The following day, keynote Mark Hyman, D.D.S., Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, presents “A Day in the Life of a Top Gun Dental Team.” Participants will learn how to capitalize on each other’s skills to improve the productivity of a practice and the quality of the service a team produces.

Industry experts will also speak to up-and-coming issues in the dental industry during the Summit. Speakers and sessions include:

Friday, Nov. 7

  • Karen Gregory, Total Medical Compliance, presents “Complying with the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule: You Can Be Successful!” This session reviews the updated HIPPA regulations that became enforceable in September of 2013.

  • Adele Reische, Synergy Practice, presents “Elevate the World: How Giving Can Be Your Best Practice.” This session explores the types of ideas and programs available to help elevate a practice through community support.

  • Reische details her own community involvement during a Lunch and Learn on Friday, “Get Started, Take it to the Next Level with Alana Smiles and Adele Reische.” The Alana Smiles Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides essential dental care and assistance to newly diagnosed cancer patients.

  • Kent Smith, D.D.S.,, presents “Sleeping with the Enemy.” Smith discusses how to screen for sleep disordered breathing in patients and the various methods for treating snoring and sleep apnea.

  • David Little, D.D.S., Professionals in Dentistry, presents “Implant Dentistry: Enhancing Diagnosis, Case Acceptance, Outcomes.” Learn how advancements in technology such as cone beam computed tomography, planning software and CAD/CAM allow dentists to virtually develop a restorative-driven treatment plan that produces predictable results.

  • Richard Steinberg, D.D.S., North River Dental, presents the interactive workshops “Digital Impressions & Chair Side Restorative Dentistry—Part 1” and “Streamline Your Practice with Digital Impressions—Part 2.” First, participants can discover how easy it is to acquire and share true color 2D and 3D images with the CS 3500 intraoral scanner. Then, attendees learn how to use CS Restore software and the CS 3000 milling machine to design and mill a restoration. This two-part workshop also takes place on Saturday, Nov. 8.

  • Shannon Pace-Baker, Contemporary Product Solutions, presents “The Dental Concierge.” This session teaches attendees new procedures and how to work with new materials, as well as have a higher level of communication with the dental laboratory.

Saturday, Nov. 8

  • Rita Zamora, Rita Zamora Connections, presents “Keys to Social Media Marketing Success.” Learn what top dental practices are doing to successfully grow their practices with social media and how to boost efforts on the most important social media platforms.

  • Joel Small, D.D.S., Hamilton, Small & Associates, presents “Building Wealth through Creative Practice Transitions.” Whether a doctor is approaching retirement or at the peak of their career, this session focuses on transitioning a practice in order to provide for a secure retirement.

  • Rosemary Bray, Bray Consulting, presents, “Extraordinary Service—A Dental Necessity.” Learn how the competitive dental market affects practices providing dental care and what they can do to turn patients into fans.

The Dental Summit is now open to all dental professionals, as well as CS Imaging, CS SoftDent and CS PracticeWorks users, and takes place Nov.7-9, 2014, Atlanta, Ga., at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel.

For more information about the speakers and all educational sessions, and to register, visit Use #csdsummit on Twitter and Facebook to stay up-to-date with all the latest news about the Dental Summit.

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