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Continuing Education Lecture 

 “Making Implant Dentistry Profitable & Predictable/How Not to Fail in General Dentistry” 


DATE -  Friday, November 9, 2018

TIME -   Registration – 7:45 am, Lecture – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

PLACE -Union Station, 125A Pleasant Street, Northampton

COURSE TOPIC: The secret to managing a successful practice is systems.  Whether you’re figuring out how to improve accounts receivable or market to new patients, your approach should be the same.  There is no single playbook that will work for every practice but there is a leadership philosophy that will consistently get results. 

            Have you restored implants and lost money?  Why is it that dentists struggle to keep implant dentistry profitable?  Perhaps your case acceptance is low, or your lab bill is too high, or there always seem to be costly complications that put you in the red.  

            This course will whip your systems into shape and make implant dentistry profitable and hassle free again, as well as reveal the critical dental practice systems and give you the skill set you’ll need to customize and implement them into your own business


COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, attendees will learn how to:

1.      Identify the essential systems in a dental practice

2.      Use key performance indicators to evaluate the success of your systems

3.      Adapt best practices to your specific needs

4.      Explore provisional restoration options

5.      Create fees

6.      Evaluate case presentation

7.      Avoid costly complications


THE SPEAKER:  Dr. Chris Salierno is a general dentist from Long Island, New York.  He graduated from Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine in 2005.  Dr. Salierno has served as the National President of the American Student Dental Association, Chair of the ADA New Dentist Committee, and as president of his local dental society.  He lectures internationally on clinical dentistry, practice management, and leadership development.  His material can be viewed on his blog, The Curious Dentist.  In 2014 Dr. Salierno became the Chief Editor of Dental Economics.

Financial Disclosure:  Dr. Salierno has no financial interests to disclose.

THE MENUContinental Breakfast of house made muffins, scones, and seasonal breakfast breads, seasonal fresh fruit salad, and a yogurt parfait topped with granola, as well as coffee/tea/juice/bottled water/soda.

            Lunch will consist of assorted sandwiches and wraps, Italian meatballs in marinara sauce, a mixed greens salad, soup du jour, house made potato chips and dill pickles, assorted brownies and cookies, and coffee/tea/bottled water/soda.


CREDITS -  7 CEU – Lecture

Valley District Dental Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider Approved by the Massachusetts Dental Society.  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. Concerns or complaints about a CE Provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at

Valley District Dental Society is designated as an approved PACE Program provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal Continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 8/25/17 to 8/24/2021. Subject code 148



As most of you are aware, in an effort to streamline our registration process and control costs, the Valley District Dental Society has implemented an online registration/payment portal.  Please visit and select the correct ticket types for Doctors, Non-ADA Doctors, Retired Dentists/Residents, or Auxiliaries/Students in your practice.  You will be asked for the names of all attendees and can pay using a credit or debit card.  Please print your tickets & bring them with you. REFUNDS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AFTER NOVEMBER 5, 2018.

Registration runs through November 5th at the following rates:

Doctor (ADA Dentist) - $295                Non-ADA Dentists - $375                   

Retired Dentists/Residents - $165       Auxiliary/Dental Students - $150

NO REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER NOVEMBER 5th.  There is no registration at the door.  If you would like to pay by check or call in credit card information to Amy at any time prior to November 5th, please be aware that an additional $5 fee per person will apply. You may call Amy at the Valley District Dental Society at 413-568-8200 Monday, Wednesday, or Fridays from 10a.m. until 3p.m.


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