New Dentist Forum, 2017-2018
Co-chairs, Dr. Veronica Hamilton and Dr. Dan Grode would like to invite all WMDDS members 40 years and younger/out of school ten years or less to the upcoming New Dentist Forum meetings scheduled for 2017-2018. The meetings are a great opportunity to network with other dentists in the area while taking advantage of some informative speakers and earning some CE credits.
Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time: Arrival at 6:00 pm, Dinner and Presentation at 6:30 pm
Place: One Bourbon, 608 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids.
Speaker: Brett Karhoff from Hungerford Nichols
Topic: Dental Practice Checkup - When was YOUR last appointment?
This presentation will provide an overview of things your dental practice should consider to maintain its financial health.
Topics will include:
- Entity selection and related tax implications
- Understanding your financial statements and how to measure success
- Year-end tax planning and ideas for 2017
Heavy hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.
Sponsor: Clint Herrema, Carr Healthcare Realty
Date: Thursday, October 6, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Place: Founders Brewing Company - Centennial Room, 235 Grandville Avenue SW
- Platinum Sponsor - Molly Murray, Great Lakes Financial Insurance Agency
- Diamond Sponsor - Mat Uhl, Huntington Bank
- Gold Sponsor - DSG Dental Laboratories
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time: Arrival at 6:00 pm, Heavy appetizers, drinks and presentation at 6:30 pm
Place: Atwater Brewery, 201 Michigan Street, NW, Downtown Grand Rapids
Speaker: Dr. Emily Van Heukelom
Topic: Achieving immediate placement and immediate load through 3D digital technology
Synopsis: Understand how to achieve the ideal treatment plan by utilizing the latest 3D digital technology. Determine if immediate placement and immediate load of dental implants are possible prior to surgery. Learn how to improve team collaboration and indrease patient acceptance using digital consultation tools.
Sponsor: Nobel Biocare
Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Place: 7 Monks Taproom - 740 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids, MI
Speaker: Ted Schumann II from DBS Companies
Topic: Understanding Key Practice Metrics for Continued Success
Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018
Place: Founder's Brewery
Speaker: Mark Scarlato, MSPT, CMPT
Topic: Management of TMD from a Physical Therapist's Perspective
Synopsis: In this presentation, I will discuss the different techniques and treatments for patients with TMD. These include: Manual Therapy, Dry Needling, Corrective Exercises, Patient Education on posture and diet, as well as the use of a bite splint as prescribed by the dentist.