Hewlett, NY


Smiles by Design

Dr. Ron Kaminer is an internationally known educator, traveling the world lecturing on dental laser technology.  He brings to each of his programs a comprehensive knowledge of the most cutting edge technologies in the dental market.

Dr. Ron Kaminer is a 1990 graduate of the State of New York ( SUNY) Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Kaminer has always been passionate about technology and was one of the first 100 dentists in the country to include a hard tissue Dental laser into his practice. Over the years Dr. Kaminer has taught Dental Lasers, technology and minimally invasive Dentistry to thousands of dentists worldwide. He sits on the Board of Catapult Education, is a frequent contributor to Mentor magazine, sits on the editorial board of Dental Product Shopper and acts as a clinical consultant to numerous Dental manufacturers. While doing all of the above, Dr. Kaminer practices full time in both his offices in Hewlett and Oceanside N.Y. focusing on Minimally Invasive and Digital Dentistry. He is a Fellow of The Academy of General Dentistry, member of the American Dental Association, and member of The Academy of Laser Dentistry.

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Courses Offered

Ron Kaminer, DDS is an accomplished speaker available to speak at your event for half-day, full-day and multi-day lectures, custom courses, and hands-on workshops.

Current Concepts in Minimally Invasive Dentistry

All dental specialties are changing to become more minimally invasive. These minimally invasive techniques can immediately impact anyone’s practice leading to improved quality of care and higher profits. We will demystify esthetic dentistry, utilizing both new and tried and true materials. We will deliver concepts that can all be implemented immediately in the office.

 Some of the topics to be covered include:

  • Cariology - Finally a true understanding of dental disease.
  • Chemotherapeutics- What is the right way to kill the bugs!
  • Predictable early caries diagnosis.
  • The best restorative materials for minimally invasive preparations.
  • Ideal matrix band for perfect contacts.
  • Oral cancer detection, how and why?
  • How to predictably eliminate white spots.
  • Minimally Invasive Periodontics- maximizing hygiene production.
  • Dental lasers-separating truth from hype. · Current concepts in tooth whitening.
  • Communication skills to maximize case acceptance.
  • and much, much more...
Minimally Invasive Dentistry: Current Concepts, Techniques and Materials for Maximum Efficiency a Hands-on Experience

This program will cover current thoughts on a variety of topics related to Minimally Invasive Dentistry. We will demystify posterior esthetic dentistry, utilizing both new and tried and true materials. We will create perfect contacts—guaranteed, and deliver concepts that can all be implemented immediately in the office.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Cariology: What they didn’t teach you in dental school.
  • Therapeutic Fluoride: Is it really the only answer?
  • Esthetic posterior restorative dentistry without sensitivity.
  • The myths and the truths of new restorative materials.
  • Plus a whole lot more.
Dentistry 101: Demystifying New Concepts in Cariology and Periodontics

This program is designed for the doctor and hygienist team, taking traditional concepts in Cariology and Periodontics and making them current, modern and extremely relevant. Upon completion of this program, expect to see more productivity and a higher level of care in your practice. The take-home pearls of this exciting course will include:

  • Cariology - What they did not teach you in dental school.
  • White Spots - Do we have to look at these forever or can we treat them predictably?
  • Technology assisted caries diagnostics.
  • Periodontics - The Perio-systemic connection.
  • Periodontics - Rationale why a strong soft tissue management program is critical to practice success.
  • Dental Lasers - Can they really help in the management of periodontal disease?
  • Dental Radiography - Digital X-rays, Cone beam and their rationale.
  • Minimally Invasive tooth preparation
  • Bioactive Dental Materials- Can we actually grow tooth structure today with current materials?
  • Dental Cements- “It’s not just glue”
  • Plus a whole lot more...
Incorporating Dental Lasers into Everyday Practice

While Dental lasers have been around for many years, recently they have become a hot topic, peaking the interest of many dentists and hygienists. Finding a laser that fits someone’s practice takes education and this program will do just that. Through slides and video we will cover the following:

Minimally Invasive Dentistry, How and why?

  • History of dental lasers.
  • The science of laser dentistry.
  • Types of lasers in dentistry today.
  • Applications of hard tissue lasers in everyday practice.
  • Applications of soft tissue lasers in everyday practice.
  • Supercharging the hygiene department (how your hygienist can produce like he/she never has)
  • Minimally invasive periodontics.
  • Chemotherapuetics - Are all toothpastes and mouthwashes the same?
  • Applications of dental lasers in aesthetics.
  • What else can I do with a laser?
  • The future of laser dentistry
  • Which laser is right for me?
  • Return of investment with dental lasers.
“The Program”: Minimally Invasive Dentistry as it Relates to all Specialties.

Minimally invasive dentistry is not just about small beautiful fillings. This program will cover MID as it relates to all aspects of Dentistry. WARNING! This course will energize you and change the way you practice forever.

We will discuss:

  • Cariology and the new philosophy.
  • Ok, operative dentistry: How can we not cover it?
  • Silver fluoride: Why this may be the hottest thing to hit dentistry in years.
  • Minimally invasive periodontics: Treat more, refer less, and achieve outstanding results.
  • Simplified endodontics for the G.P.
  • Bone grafts that stay in place and actually work.
  • Minimal prep veneers: Case selection for gorgeous esthetics.
  • Cements, bonding agents and everything else you need in the arsenal.
  • Tooth whitening: Even for the difficult cases.....
  • Plus much, much more...
21st Century Minimally Invasive Dental Hygiene: Tips and Tricks for Maximum Production

Dental Hygiene is changing rapidly with the focus being in the area of Minimally Invasive Dentistry. This program will cover state of art concepts and techniques for the hygienist to insure maximum clinical success. Some of the topics to be covered include:

  • Cariology: What they didn’t teach you in dental and hygiene school.
  • White Spots: Predictable treatment techniques that lead to complete patient satisfaction.
  • The high-tech clinical exam: Products and techniques to make the visit special.
  • Demystifying Dental radiology.
  • A predictable technique for apprehensive patients.
  • Oral cancer detection —current concepts that everyone must know.
  • Get patients to say YES to non-surgical Periodontal treatment
  • The Diode laser: The ins and outs and why, it is important to have at least one in every office.
  • Tooth Whitening: Are all products the same? How can I achieve success 100% of the time?
Out With the Old, In With the New – A Crash Course on State of The Art Dentistry

Don’t let Dentistry pass you by. We will take the solid foundation that we have in Dentistry and modernize it, with new concepts, materials and techniques. We will touch on topics in many specialties and sub specialties, rejuvenating and streamlining them. This program will leave you wanting more. We will cover the following:

  • The etiology of Dental Caries.
  • How to stop your patients from getting cavities.
  • State of the art caries diagnosis.
  • Oral cancer detection simplified.
  • Predictable treatment of white spots.
  • Tooth whitening: Great results every time.
  • Posterior restorative Dentistry made easy.
  • Glass Ionomers, Liners and more.
  • Impressions temporization and cementation.
  • Soft tissue management- Minimally Invasive Periodontal therapy.
  • Endodontics for the G.P.
  • Dental lasers: Truth or Hype?
  • Minimally invasive oral surgery.
  • Predictable bone grafting.
  • My jaw hurts- Can you fix it?
  • Marketing your skills.
Indirectly Speaking: State of The Art Concepts in Crown And Bridge (½ day or full day)

For dentists, crown and bridge represents much of what is done in our daily practice.  Changes in materials and technology have streamlined the daily workflow in many practices worldwide. During this program, we will discuss the how technology can improve our diagnostic skills, perfect communication with our patients and laboratories and ultimately lead to more predictable state of the art Dentistry.

We will cover the following:

  • Scanners, Mills and more: Are they right for my practice.
  • Soft tissue lasers: No more hassle in packing cord.
  • Perfecting the art of communication between the laboratory and the patient.

In the full day program, we add:

  • Smile design principles- what every dentist needs to know to improve their aesthetic eye.
  • Indirect materials- What are some of the current materials for crowns and bridges.
  • Cements-  Will it all stick?
  • The screw retained vs. the cementable implant- How to handle each.
SCANelicious: Digital Dentistry For The Present and The Future

Yes, I swore I would never scan and you probably have done the same. But I was wrong and you are likely mistaken as well. This ever-evolving program will present you with the latest and greatest in digital dentistry. We will focus, on caries detection, CBCT technology, scanners, mills, printers, materials and cements. The attendee will walk away energized and informed and may even be compelled to incorporate some of this technology into their daily workflow.

We will cover:

  • Caries detection devices—How to incorporate these into the daily workflow.
  • CBCT Technology—Why does the cone beam make us better diagnosticians?
  • Digital scannersAre they a need or a want?
  • Digital case planning for optimal successThe new age of communication!
  • Are the mills and printers ready for today’s busy practice?
  • Keeping up with the newest indirect materials: Choosing the correct material for optimal success.
  • Are they all cemented equal? How to choose the proper cement for your material of choice. 
"Feeling The Love"--A Hands on Immersive Program in Crown and Bridge

Our day to day Dentistry involves a variety of procedures related to fixed prosthetic Dentistry.  Join Dr. Kaminer as he takes you on a hands on journey through the crown and bridge forest. From preparation, to temporization, to tissue retraction for impressions, to cementation, this program will streamline your day to day practice.  Comprehensive didactics will be reinforced with intensive hands on so the dentist leaves fulfilled and ready to take on new challenges.

We will cover the following:

  • Prep styles and burs for today's materials.
  • Simplified temporization for even the most difficult case.
  • Tissue retraction simplified.
  • An introduction to diode lasers.
  • Impressions, scanning and more!
  • Is scanning right for your practice?
  • Cementation explained and simplified.
  • Hands-on portion includes: temporization, working with multiple scanners and cementation.

This a full day program. Multi day option includes a discussion on what happens in the digital laboratory½ day option will involve reduced content.

Who’s Afraid of The Big Bad Wolf: Simplifying Technology and Materials for Immediate Success

Dentistry is flooded with technology and materials annually, making it hard to decide what to incorporate into our day to day routine.  Change is essential not only for personal growth but for practice growth.  Join us as we explore the opportunity of change and discuss which materials and technology can improve our level of care for our patients.

We will cover the following:

  • Diagnostics: Technological impacts for optimum care.
  • Direct restorative Dentistry: State of the art materials and their rationale for use.
  • Indirect Restorative Dentistry: Scanners, Lasers and more!
  • Hygiene and Perio: Creating superstar hygienists through technology and communication.
Optimizing Workflow Through Techniques and Technology

The term time is money means to us means efficient workflow. Join us for this immersive program as we will cover bread and butter restorative techniques with an emphasis on materials and technology.  We will focus on some of the hottest topics in Dentistry and show step by step recipes for optimum success.

We will cover the following:

  • Diagnostics- Using the latest technology to assist in predictable diagnosis.
  • Bioactive materials- What does that mean and which products fall into this class of materials.
  • The Diode Dental laser- A must have in clinical practice!
  • Scanners, Printers, Mills and more - The truths and myths of digital dentistry!
  • The latest in tooth whitening- Why bleaching should be a huge moneymaker in all our practices.

Following the didactic portion there will be a hands-on component with many of the technology that we discussed.

Latest Presentation Slides


Out With The Old, In With The New

December 1, 2017 - LSU

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Predictable Crown and Bridge

Full Day CT

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Course Comments

"Dear Dr. Kaminer,

I don’t know how to thank you enough for the beautiful presentation you gave on 4/7/2019! Everyone loved you for your extraordinary talent, the experience you have in what you do and your passion for the People!  Looking forward to God crossing our paths again. Just so happy to know you and consider you as a friend! Blessing to you and your family."

Viven B. Abante, DDS
SDFDA President


"You did an absolute stellar day of education for our Midway clients. Learned so much and had a great time!"

Dawn Metcalf, Owner, Midway Dental Supply


"I have attended two of Ron Kaminer’s programs over the past two years. His programs are very informative for the whole team. Ron speaks on many different products and dental materials. Many of the products helped us in our hygiene and cosmetic dentistry segments of my practice that have had a positive effect on our bottom line. I never felt that he was “selling” us the products that he discusses. I have never seen anyone that had more knowledge about the specific products that were discussed. His speaking style is light and entertaining! I recommend his programs to any professional that wants to take his office to the next level."

Zola A. Makrauer, DMD, MAGD


"Thank you for participating in our 2015 RMDC and providing such an outstanding presentation. I reviewed thousands of personal evaluations from our meeting last week and found yours to be among the most favorable, with an overwhelming number of responses at the Very Good to Excellent rating. Some of the written comments included: " great speaker, good looking!". Your lecture clearly helped make our RMDC a success and I thank you again for your efforts in this regard. We hope that we will be able to engage your expertise in the future."

Michael Scheidt, DDS MS Chair RMDC 2015


“Your presentation was among the best that we have had in our CE series. The material you presented was different from other “restorative” programs and, as you so rightly said, you wanted to give us something other than a new way to polish Class V composites. I rarely hear any of our doctors say to me that the course was “excellent,” but I did hear that about your presentation. Eleven attendees took the time to submit our written evaluations forms. All agreed or strongly agreed that the program included ideas they wanted to learn and fulfilled their needs at this time; that the program was well planned and the objectives were clearly defined and were met, and that it would be worth their time to attend another similar program."

Judith A. McFadden, D.M.D.


"I must say, I've been going to lectures for 20 years and the lecture you gave us on minimally invasive dentistry yesterday was by far the most informative lecture I've been in since dental school.  I am looking forward to using a number of the items you spoke of in my practice in the months and years to come."

Dr. Jay Golub, Sunnyside Queens


This program will change the way you practice forever. How do I know? Look at some of the comments from past attendees:

“Wonderful, cutting edge Presentation”

“Very good---can use info immediately”

“The most useful presentation of the day”


“Ron. Thanks so much for the course. It was great!!!! I wanted you to know that you inspired me on several levels. Today has been the best day that I’ve had in a long time. I feel so confident with the laser. I have done five fillings without anesthesia and scheduled three Maxillary frenectomies over unilateral recession as well as a connective tissue graft. I have so much hope for the future and I really needed it.”


"Hey guys! I just wanted to drop you all a line to say thanks for the weekend laser course. I'm definitely energized to take it to the next level! I think I may have learned as much about other topics and issues as I did about advanced laser techniques, and I learned a ton of laser techniques! I've been pissing around...trying to find my place in dentistry. What I needed was to meet someone who could show me the way! What a blessing to meet guys who are all willing to share their vision with me! I don't know how other class members respond to your offer to call or write with any questions or concerns...but I'm certainly going to be taking you up on the offer! Thanks again for an eye-opening weekend!"



“Ron,  Thanks so much for the course.  It was great!!!!  I wanted you to know that you inspired me on several levels.  Today has been the best day that I’ve had in a long time.  I feel so confident with the laser.  I have done five fillings without anesthesia and scheduled three Maxillary frenectomies over unilateral recession as well as a connective tissue graft. I have so much hope for the future and I really needed it.”

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