Catapult Education™ Speakers Bureau

Dr. Sam Shamardi


  Boston, MA

Lecture Topics
  • Periodontics
  • Implants
  • Hygiene
  • Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
  • Financial and Practice Management
  • New and Emerging Technology
  • Personal Wellness

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About Dr. Shamardi

Dr. Sam Shamardi is an established leader, educator, clinician, author, and dental entrepreneur. He has a passion for providing solutions to significant unaddressed problems for dental professionals via educational programs and his faculty position at Harvard while providing transformative changes for the periodontal health of his patients.

Dr. Shamardi earned his DMD at Tufts University, where he served as Class President for four years, and his Periodontal certificate at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Implant Surgery and practices full-time in Boston while teaching part-time at the Harvard Division of Periodontics for the last decade. Dr. Shamardi lectures nationally and internationally on a wide array of topics including but not limited to periodontics, hygiene, hearing loss in dentistry, financial and practice management, and innovations in dentistry as a speaker for Catapult Education's Speakers Bureau.

He has been recognized as a dental entrepreneur for his revolutionary EarAid product, has published numerous articles, and is the author of The Financial Survival Guide for Dentists. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his dog Luna, and is an avid supporter of his favorite team Real Madrid.

Dr. Shamardi is always willing to get creative with custom hands-on courses for various periodontal/implant topics, along with half-day or full day lectures and webinars.
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Honors and Achievements

American Board of Periodontology and Implant Surgery

Catapult Education
Speaker Bureau Member


Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Faculty, Division of Periodontics

The Financial Survival Guide for Dentists


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Leadership Essentials for the Dental Professional  NEW! 

Dentistry is a complex job consisting of artistry, psychology, business, marketing, and communication, but leadership is the most essential factor. Between the Great Resignation of office employees during Covid to the daily challenge of patient management, each practitioner experiences numerous challenges that require strong leadership skills in order to succeed. This course addresses the primary factors required to be a good leader within the office for patients and coworkers.

Learning Objectives:
  • Highlight the leadership characteristics synonymous for success within a clinical setting
  • Identify the most common traits for office employee retention and positive work culture
  • Review ways leadership contributes to higher case conversion
  • Discuss patient psychology factors and body language cues that make an impact in our
    daily practice

Audience: Doctors, Hygienists, Students
Format: Lecture or Virtual; Half-day, Full day, or 1.5 days

Opening the Curtain: Fighting the Mental Health and Wellness Crisis within Dentistry  NEW! 

Dentistry has long been synonymous with physical breakdown, burnout and mental health issues, yet an open discussion on these realities and their impact on our lives has continued to be ignored. The constant pressure we face over decades of practicing lead to systemic health issues, disability, and the often stigmatized subject of suicide, and we need to better understand the importance of overall wellness in our careers. This course sheds light on the mental health challenges we face and demystifies solutions that can help prolong our careers and improve our overall work/life balance.

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the detrimental health risks we face due to constant stress and burnout
  • Review signs/symptoms of burnout and provide solutions for prevention
  • Acknowledge the reality of suicide within dentistry and how to manage work/life challenges

Audience: Doctors, Hygienists, Students
Format: Lecture or Virtual; Half-day, Full day

Dentistry's Missing Link: Periodontal Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

Over 80% of the population has some form of periodontal disease, yet practices routinely overlook periodontal treatment. Why? Primarily because doctors and hygienists are not trained to diagnose and treatment plan periodontal therapy. This course reviews in detail clinical and diagnostic factors for periodontal disease along with criteria necessary for identifying cases for different forms of periodontal therapy and long term maintenance.

Learning Objectives:
  • Define all diagnostic and clinical factors essential in properly identifying periodontal disease
  • Determine what factors should be considered in referring cases and how such cases present themselves clinically
  • Examine various forms of non-surgical maintenance options crucial to long term success

Audience: Doctors and Hygienists
Format: Lecture or Virtual; Half-day or Full day

Establish Your Foundation: Surgical Extractions with Simultaneous Bone Grafting

Understanding the radical transformation an extraction site undergoes upon removal of a tooth is essential for advancing your restorative outcomes. This course will provide a foundation in understanding how to surgically remove teeth atraumatically to minimize bone loss while learning the vital role biomaterials play in your future implant and/or prosthetic therapy.

Learning Objectives:
  • Assess how to counter the significant functional and esthetic challenges tooth removal creates
  • Establish an atraumatic technique for surgical extractions
  • Identify when to utilize specific bone and membrane materials to maximize results

Audience: Doctors
Format: Lecture and Hands-on; Half-day or Full day

Surgery for the GP: Regeneration, Stabilization, and Troubleshooting: A Comprehensive Review

Successful periodontal surgery relies on several factors, and one that is often overlooked are the materials we use in different surgical situations.This course provides a comprehensive review of different bone grafts, membranes, and biologics that are used in periodontal regenerative procedures and an overview on how to approach complications when they occur.

Learning Objectives:
  • Differentiate between different regenerative materials and their indications of use
  • Formulate strategies on how to manage various surgical complications
  • Discuss non-surgical maintenance options necessary for long term success

Format: Lecture, Hands-on, or Virtual; Half-day or Full day

Game Changers: Transformative Innovations in Dentistry

Dentistry continues evolving, presenting groundbreaking innovations in diagnostic, clinical, surgical, and maintenance therapy that fundamentally change the way we provide treatment. This course examines the most impactful technologies, products and platforms that revolutionize our profession.

Learning Objectives:
  • Highlight the newest and most influential products and technologies in the dental industry and how they can transform your patient care and productivity
  • Review the evolution in technologies for diagnosis, treatment, and long term maintenance care and how they can be applied for your team
  • Understand how to incorporate new innovations immediately to differentiate your practice from the rest

Format: Lecture or Virtual; Half-day, Full day, or Two days

Peri-Implantitis: A Clinician's Guide to Early Intervention

As implant therapy continues to grow exponentially, so do its corresponding complications. Peri-implantitis is the most common, resulting in significant challenges and long-term issues which if untreated can lead to implant failure. This course will take a closer look at what makes peri-implantitis such a complex problem to manage and how to minimize risk using various diagnostic and clinical markers along with saliva testing.

Learning Objectives:
  • Define diagnostic criteria for peri-implantitis and peri-mucositis
  • Recognize clinical and radiographic signs of implant complications
  • Discuss various clinical treatment options to minimize risks and maintain implants for the long term

Audience: Doctors and Hygienists
Format: Lecture or Virtual; Half-day

Dentistry’s Deafening Silence: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Dental professionals are exposed daily to chronic levels of damaging sounds that result in permanent and irreversible loss of hearing over the course of their careers along with significant systemic health repercussions. This course will show how each dental professional's career and quality of life are at risk due to our working environment and a novel solution which can prevent this from happening.

Learning Objectives:
  • Assess how your career as a dental professional jeopardizes your hearing
  • Examine literature and statistics to understand why hearing loss is inevitable for dental professionals without proper protection
  • Demonstrate how hearing loss causes significant systemic health issues

Doctors, Hygienists, and Staff
Format: Lecture or Virtual; Half-day

Functional and Esthetic: Mastering Crown Lengthening for the GP

Crown lengthening is considered a periodontal procedure most general dentists feel comfortable performing, yet among periodontal specialists is regarded as one of the most difficult. This course comprehensively reviews all aspects of functional and esthetic crown lengthening and demonstrates through literature and clinical cases why this surgical procedure warrants far more preparation and discussion when being considered.

Learning Objectives:
  • Define necessary clinical and diagnostic criteria required for crown lengthening cases
  • Discuss surgical steps and instrumentation for functional and esthetic cases and the myth of the biologic width
  • Appraise why and when to avoid crown lengthening for treatment

Audience: Doctors and Hygienists
Format: Lecture, Hands-on, or Virtual; Half-day, Full day, or Two days

Successful Periodontal Management: A Collaborative Approach

Having a hygiene program with strong periodontal knowledge is vital to the success and long-term maintenance of patients in any dental practice. Therefore it’s critical the hygiene and dental team have established guidelines for treatment around implants and natural teeth. This course reviews the essential diagnostic and radiographic criteria the hygiene team needs to identify for the collaborative role they play in the treatment and referral of periodontal cases.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify when it is time to refer to the periodontist
  • Discover medical conditions that would be contraindicated and/or complicate certain periodontal procedures
  • Discuss surgical and non-surgical cases and RDHS role in the long-term success of patient outcomes

Audience: Doctors and Hygienists
Format: Lecture only (with Amber Auger RDH); Half-day or Full day

Beam Me Up! Periodontal Laser Therapy and the High-Intensity Advantage

Lasers have been used for multiple applications within dentistry, but their effectiveness for advanced periodontal disease and peri-implantitis cases has been questioned. This course discusses the proper use of various types of lasers for different treatment modalities while introducing a new Nd:Yag technology that could dramatically alter the treatment of advanced periodontal and peri-implant lesions.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify which type of laser is ideal for use indifferent clinical scenarios
  • Discover why there is a significant difference in effectiveness between lasers and their interaction with tissue
  • Demonstrate the multiple ways a new Nd:Yag laser can be applied to shift the way we treat phase I and phase II periodontal therapy and peri-implantitis

Audience: Doctors and Hygienists
Format: Lecture or Virtual; Half-day

Solving the Patient Payment Dilemma: How to Turn a “No” Into a “Yes!"

The modern dental professional is better prepared to diagnose and execute complex cases today than ever before, yet one major hurdle remains unchanged: the patient's financial ability to accept treatment. Financing solutions were developed to help patients overcome cost as a barrier, yet 88% of dental professionals report they are not completely satisfied with their existing solution. This course reviews the flaws with financing and how practices are utilizing new platforms to increase acceptance of cases that would otherwise not be treated.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the most common patient and practitioner barriers to treatment acceptance
  • Discuss new financing platforms and in-house payment plans
  • Assess how artificial intelligence can directly contribute to increased case acceptance and production

Audience: Doctors
Program: Lecture or Virtual; Half-day

Financial Foundation Perspectives for the Dental Professional: From New Grads to Practice Owners

The modern dental professional graduates with greater debt and financial challenges than ever before, yet while dental school prepares us for the clinical side of dentistry, it does nothing to prepare us for the business of dentistry. This course will provide a comprehensive examination of several essential factors a dental professional needs to succeed as an individual and practice owner from graduation day to retirement. It also reviews the flaws with patient treatment financing and discusses how practices can modernize their approach with new technologies that allow for optimal management of business metrics and maximum patient acceptance of treatment that ultimately result in increased productivity.

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss why your student loan interest payment is a silent killer
  • Assess all your options for disability, life, and malpractice insurances
  • Examine different patient financing and in-house insurance platforms

Audience: Doctors, Hygienists, and Students
Format: Lecture or Virtual; Half-day

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