Bay College Dental Conference

Important for all dental office professionals

Dentist and assistants working on a patient

Conference Details

Friday, May 17, 2019
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM (EST)

The Bay College Dental Conference will offer an engaging day of learning and networking. Attendees will have the opportunity earn up to seven continuing education credits that have been submitted to the State of Michigan for approval. This seminar will benefit Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants and Office Managers.

Conference Fees

The seminar fees listed below include registration, morning refreshments and lunch.

  • Cloverland District Dental Society Members – Dentists only: $99.00
  • Dental Staff - $109.00
  • Dentist - $129.00
Conference Agenda
  • 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM: Registration, Continental Breakfast, Vendor Viewing
  • 7:45 AM - 7:50 AM: Welcome and Overview 
  • 8:00 AM - 10:10 AM: Breakout Session #1 (includes 10 minute break)
  • 10:10 AM - 10:20 AM: Break
  • 10:20 AM - 12:30 PM: Breakout Session #2 (includes 10 minute break)
  • 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM: Lunch
  • 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM: Breakout Session #3 (includes 10 minute break)
  • 4:30 PM: Closing Remarks and Evaluations

Presenters and Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session #1 (8:00 AM - 10:10 PM)

Dr. Tomaro smiling

Arthur (Tony) Tomaro, DDS
Great Team + Great Business = Great Practice

Dr. Tomaro will present the qualities of a Great Team. Creating the environment to take an exceptional team from Good to Great. The participants will learn the business skills they never taught you in school, which are the key characteristics of a Great Business. Developing relationships with your patients so they will rave and refer patients. Learning to have a patient centered practice, which allows everyone to concentrate on delivering high quality dentistry, eliminating financial stress. Learn the key ingredients in marketing your practice. Stop dreaming about a Great Practice. Let's make a Great Practice happen for patient at a time.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Hone your business skills and help drive your overhead to 55-58%.
  • Learn the keys to developing and motivating the Team.
  • Learn the keys to developing and motivating the Team.
  • Learn how to become profitable and achieve financial Freedom.
  • Understand the importance of each and every patient.
  • Learn how to set and achieve goals.

Dr. Halabo smiling

Sam Halabo, DMD
Practice Growth in Any Economy

The ever changing practice of dentistry can be daunting at times-New technologies, products and materials are constantly being introduced into the market place often leaving us wondering how to continue to grow and thrive in this economy. This course will explore many of the innovative dental care concepts available today. Discussions will include practice management concepts that work and numerous profitable procedures that can be implemented immediately. There will be a focus on the dental practice as a business and the information presented will help identify ideas that will renew the practice and set you apart from others around you.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Establish new goals and visions for their dental practices
  • Put together great systems to run the office efficiently
  • Use new team-building concepts
  • Focus on marketing: internal, external, and online
  • Use profitable procedures and materials

Breakout Session #2 (10:20 AM - 12:30 PM)

Dr. Halabo smiling

Sam Halabo, DMD
The Balanced Practice and Life (How to Enjoy Both)

This course provides the knowledge and structure for achieving balance in life and practice. It allows the dentist and team members to come together and enjoy their work rather than struggling to finish each day. The concepts of vision, goal setting, accountability and many others will be discussed in detail. Ideas, techniques and products will be presented for profitability and efficiency in the dental
practice as well as entertaining and positive concepts for home life.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Use daily profitable and enjoyable procedures
  • Establish a new vision—Dr. and office
  • Set goals: personal and professional
  • Institute team work and accountability
  • Try new ideas and concepts to improve their home life

Dr. Tomaro smiling

Arthur (Tony) Tomaro, DDS
A New Patient Called: Help! Where Do We Go From Here?

Dr. Tomaro will teach you how to immediately differentiate your practice and develop a new patient on the first call. The following will be presented: interviewing the patient, the comprehensive exam, presenting the treatment plan and delivering the plan. This course will also teach you how to develop the role of each member in the design of a treatment plan. Possible treatment plans will include composites, veneers, full mouth rehabilitation, and the utilization of soft tissue laser in periodontal therapy, gummy smiles, and restorative techniques. Make the patient feel like they are the only patient that exists in your practice and watch the referrals pour in.

Learning Outcomes:
  • The participants will learn to develop a WOW factor on the first phone calls.
  • Learn the skills of interviewing the patient.
  • Learn the 3 important GOALS that must be developed in the first appointment.
  • Learn organized systems that work.
  • Develop the role of each team member in the design of a treatment plan.
  • Learn how to make Patients into Guests.
  • Get 90% acceptance of your treatment plans.
  • "Learn to have fun and love what you do."

Breakout Session #3 (1:15 PM - 4:30 PM)

Dr. Tomaro smiling

Arthur (Tony) Tomaro, DDS
Together Creating Life Changing Smiles

Smile Design is a Science and an Art. Success and Beauty is created in the clinical planning. Dr. Tomaro will take you through the clinical steps necessary to create the beauty the patients are seeking.  Proper diagnosis and patient selection are the keys to success. The following clinical procedures will be discussed: Evaluation of the Smile Corridor, Facial analysis, Occlusal evaluation, Communicating with the laboratory technician, after all they make us look good, diagnostic wax-up, preparation of the teeth, creating temporaries the patient wants to keep, the clinical steps to adhesion (why use the best materials available to us).

Learning Outcomes:
  • The role of, “The Golden Proportion” in Smile Design
  • Rules of Smile Design
  • The Laboratory Technician duplicates nature
  • Understanding Adhesion
  • Creating Beautiful Smiles Changes People’s Lives

Dr. Halabo smiling

Sam Halabo, DMD
Achieving Superb Results with Every Day Direct and Indirect Procedures

Today’s dental offices require a myriad of materials and techniques; these procedures demand time and practice to allow dentists to become proficient enough to provide great patient care.  New technologies have emerged that will help close the gap between early materials and the newest generation of products. This course will show evidence based data, case presentations, methods of treating various procedures, as well as standardizing and simplifying processes to ensure predictability and superb outcomes!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Simplify routine techniques to save time and reduce overhead.
  • Know what materials to use and where to use them.
  • Identify proper surface treatments for both the tooth substrate and the ceramic bonding surface.
  • Handle difficult situations such as discolored teeth, subgingival margins, tissue sculpting, isolation problems, and sclerotic dentin.
  • Eliminate sensitivity and reduce polymerization shrinkage at the margins of your composites thus increasing the longevity of your restorations.
  • Use the new bulk-filling technique which minimizes the technique sensitivity of the whole procedure and makes the clinical outcome more predictable.
  • Achieve restorations that are strong, esthetic and bacteriostatic.
  • Take home tips and skills that you can be utilized right away in your office to make your practice and life a bit easier.

Conference Sponsors

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3M logo

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Henry Schein Dental logo

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