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May 10, 2019


8 AM - 5 PM


7 CE Credits



11 World-Class Speakers | One Stage | One Day | In a World-Class City

Join us as highly successful practice owners come together in Nashville to show you how to focus your trajectory to achieve excellent clinical skills, grow your practice to top production, and remain independent!

Learn how to have the practice you dreamed of, do the work you want to do—and have the happy team, happy patients, and healthy bottom line you’ve been working for! In this fun and fast-paced symposium, you will learn the step-by-step process to get you from good to great!

Topics Include: Practice Management, Technology, Adhesion, Sleep, Implants, Occlusion, Pediatrics, and Esthetics

A reception will follow the program where you’ll make new friends, find new mentors, and share your experiences with like-minded colleagues. Hotel and local attraction discounts!

Limited to the first 150 Participants! 

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8:00 – 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 Welcome and Introduction

Tony Tomaro

8:45 – 9:15 Morning Presentation #1

Marc Geissberger – You ate what? Strategies for Nutritional counseling for the General Dentist

Description: The eating patterns of Americans have changed substantially over the last decade. Now more than ever, dentists see the oral effects of poor dietary choices. This course will outline strategies for dentists to incorporate basic nutritional counseling into their routine.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn strategies to begin to incorporate nutritional screening into general practice
2. Learn basic nutritional tips that can greatly improve overall oral and systemic health

9:15 – 9:45 Morning Presentation #2 – Part 1

Joyce Bassett and Susan McMahon – Show Me Your Teeth: Uncover the Mystery to Rock Star Success in Aesthetics

Description: Joyce and Susan will reveal the secrets of diagnosis, planning, and delivery of complex aesthetic cases in a simplified cookbook manner. Missing links in your business model will be exposed. You will develop presentation skills and verbiage to instill confidence with your patients, and brand you as the go to dentist. You will leave us with the whole package necessary to catapult your practice to the top level of aesthetic dentistry.

Learning Objectives:
1. Own the knowledge and technical ability to confidently perform cosmetic procedures
2. Master presentation skills and take your practice to the top 1%

9:45 – 10:15 Morning Break

10:15 – 10:45 Morning Presentation #2  Part 2

Joyce Bassett and Susan McMahon – Show Me Your Teeth: Uncover the Mystery to Rock Star Success in Aesthetics (Continued)

10:45 – 11:15 Morning Presentation #3

Course topic to be unveiled soon… 

11:15 – 12:00 Morning Panel Discussion

Led By Morning Moderator Tony Tomaro

12:00 – 12:45 Lunch

12:46 – 1:00 Afternoon Welcome and Introduction

Lou Graham

1:00 – 1:30 Afternoon Presentation #1

Ron Kaminer – Lazing is Amazing! 4 Tips On The Essentials of Diode Lasers! 

Description: An integral tool in today's practice is the diode laser, yet most practices still do not commonly use one. This program will introduce you to four clinical procedures utilizing a diode laser that produces outstanding, predictable results.          

Learning Objectives:
1. The science of diodes: How understanding one concept will to phenomenal results
2. ROI: Diode integration for maximum profitability
3. Diodes in hygiene: Truth or Myth?

 1:30 – 2:00 Afternoon Presentation #2

Carla Cohn – Pearls for your Pediatric Patients — Treating kids is easy…so long as both you and your patient are willing and able!

Description: This fast paced module will highlight three different clinical procedures that will be invaluable in your toolbox of treatment options. 

Learning objectives:
1. Recognize clinical indications of different restorative materials for your pediatric patients
2. Choose restorative materials to help manage different age groups and behavior scenarios

2:00 – 2:30 Afternoon Presentation #3

Foroud Hakim – The Most Critical Things I Never Learned in Dental School

Description: By definition, any accredited dental school should, and will in fact prepare their students as a "beginner safe to enter practice". As all of us can attest, that minimal competency is a far cry from a "confident beginner primed to grow and thrive in private practice". Typical exit surveys from graduates consistently reveal that students wish they were better trained in the "business of dentistry", advanced technical diagnosis and treatment, as well as the soft skills involved in patient communication.

Learning Objectives:

1. Digital analytics and communication tools that are paramount in today's competitive & service oriented environment
2. Communication soft skills that are the hallmark of the most effective practitioner
3. The cryptic layers of successful web-based marketing
4. Reconciling evidence based dentistry with profitable patient care

2:30 – 3:00 Afternoon Break

3:00 – 3:30 Afternoon Presentation #4

Chad Duplantis – The digitizing of dentistry: Are you ready to embark on the journey?

Description: Dentistry is evolving at a breathtaking pace and digital methods are rapidly replacing traditional methods to provide our patients with optimal results. From treatment planning to definitive restorations, the whole team can benefit from the technologically advanced workflows.  

Learning Objectives:
1. Why dentistry has become so digitized in the last decade
2. What improvements have been made that should make an office consider the investment
3. How digital dentistry has evolved to benefit the entire practice workflow and improve patient satisfaction

3:30 – 4:00 Afternoon Presentation #5

Jeff Horowitz – Introducing Your New BFF — The Role of the Body, Face and Foundation in Restorative Dentistry

Description: Participants can expect to improve their diagnostic skills through an understanding of the following concepts:

Learning Objectives:
1. The role of Airway and OSA in general dentistry
2. How facial cues can be used to recognize potential pathology
3. How to recognize potential functional risks

4:00 – 4:45 Afternoon Panel Discussion

Led By Afternoon Moderator Lou Graham

4:45 – 5:00 Wrap Up and Catapult LIVE Announcement and Orientation

Lou Graham

*Speakers and course titles subject to change 

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Spark Downtown Nashville
147 4th Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37219



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Course Details

Course Fee $359
Credits Catapult Education, LLC designates this continuing education activity for 7 credits
Method Lecture
Audience General Dentists
AGD Subject Code 010, 150, 250, 430, 550, 780
A 90% refund will be issued for cancellations prior to April 9, 2019. No refunds will be issued after this date.

Disclaimer / Disclosure


Approved PACE Program Provider. FAGD/MAGD Credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. 6/1/16 to 5/31/20. Provider ID 306446.


Catapult Education, LLC is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.


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No speaker declares any commercial conflict of interest or individual funding for this event.  This continuing education activity is being funded by Catapult Education. Catapult Education delivers clinically relevant continuing dental education programs which address the needs and preferences of our audience and provides them with the knowledge and confidence to integrate new techniques, practice management and treatment options into their respective practices. Catapult Education is committed to ensuring the content quality, objectivity and scientific integrity of all continuing education courses. Instructors are advised to support clinical recommendations with scientific research-supported data whenever possible and to disclose any conflict of interest between them and any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this CE activity. Instructors are advised, where appropriate and if relevant to the subject matter of the presentation, to mention a variety of different product choices so as to present a balanced view of all therapeutic options available and promote improvements in oral healthcare free from commercial bias.