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.

Techno Savvy or Techno Crazy, You Be The Judge!

Just like the rest of the world around us, Dentistry has always been inundated with technology. As a dentist who loves and believes in technology, I have made many mistakes over the years. Yet with every mistake came a  lesson that allowed me  to become a smarter and savvier buyer . Even during the heart of the pandemic we added new technology to keep our patients comfortable. Join us as we learn about  some of the most current technologies in the Dental space and delineate a step by step approach to implementation into the everyday work flow . We will discuss every aspect of return on investment and allow each and every attendee to have some hands on time with some new technologies.

We will cover the following:

  • Complete Diagnostics- Why a CBCT may be right for your practice!
  • Caries Detection Devices- Do I need them or are they a waste of money?
  • Seeing Is Believing_ An introduction to Smartmirror technology.
  • Keeping Our Patients Extra Safe- New sterilization protocols for every practice!
  • Speeding Things Up- Why Should you invest in electric handpieces!
  • Dental Lasers- Please separate the truth from the hype!
  • Scanners ,Mills and More-  Should we or shouldn't we?
  • Patient Communication- How a simple technology can change everything ! 
  • Plus a whole lot 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.
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.
"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 laboratory. ½ day option will involve reduced content.

Crown & Bridge: The Complete Solution

For most general practitioners crown and bridge represents the bulk of day-to-day dentistry. This program will methodically and systematically take the at­tendee on a journey to simplify and streamline fixed prosthetics. Through a thorough didactic, we will revisit old concepts, modern­ize them, and show specific ex­amples on how to apply all of this into clinical practice. (If a 2 day program is of interest, a compre­hensive hands-on program will be included to work with new mate­rials and practice new techniques.) 

Course Objectives:

  • A simple smart guide for smile design.
  • Bur selection for optimal preparations.
  • Build ups, posts, & more.
  • Simplified tissue management for ideal impressions.
  • Diode lasers & their place in crown & bridge.
  • Shade selection made easy.
  • Material choices for strength & esthet­ics.
  • Temporization made easy.
  • Rationale for cementation of current materials.
  • Predictable tooth whitening.
  • Scanning & milling.
  • Plus a whole lot more.
A Week In The Life of a Restorative Dentist: Updates in Direct and Indirect Restorative Dentistry

Day to day restorative Dentistry is filled with a multitude of stressors and  challenges. Regardless of where we practice or the type of practice, we all exhibit the same issues. Join us as we simplify every aspect of restorative Dentistry from diagnostics, to direct and indirect restorative Dentistry, to communications skills and a productive hygiene department. This fun filled information  day will be chock full of practical information that can be immediately applied into practice.

We will cover the following:

  • Diagnostically driven Dentistry: The basics of any busy Dental practice.
  • Direct Restorative Dentistry- Materials and techniques for immediate implementation.
  • Indirect Restorative Dentistry- Current concepts in crown and bridge materials, cements and everything in between.
  • Digital Dentistry- Do we need a scanner in today's practice
  • Dental Lasers- Do we need them?
  • Productive Dental hygiene- Achieving optimal health with current techniques.
  • Communication skills- Getting patients to say YES!

 This course is optimal for dentists and their teams

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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

"One of the best online courses I've attended!"

"Excellent seminar. Dr. Kaminer is very knowledgeable and compassionate about dentistry."

"Great lecture, excellent presentation, two thumbs up. Thank you so much!!"

"Very good considering limitation of traditional CE courses"

"Great webinars, learned a ton, thank you!!"

The feedback is in - Dr. Ron Kaminer hit it out of the park! Outstanding across the board. Dr. Ron Kaminer is knowledgeable and engaging, particularly important in a virtual environment. The material presented was well thought out, practical, and informative. Maryland AGD highly recommends Dr. Kaminer and looks forward to welcoming him back again in the future.

Alice Blayne-Allard
Executive Secretary, Maryland Academy of General Dentistry 11/2020

"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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