Upcoming Meetings & Events

Dr. Paul Homoly, CSP
October 23, 2015
Featured Speaker:
Dr. Paul Homoly, CSP
7 Credit Hours
Dr. Paul Homoly, CSP, is a world-class leader in dental education. As a comprehensive, restorative dentist and acclaimed educator for over twenty-five years, he is known for his innovative and practical approach to dentistry. He has authored the best-selling books Dentists: An Endangered Species; Isn’t it Wonderful When Patients Say “Yes!”; Making it Easy for Patients to Say “Yes!”; Just Because You’re Leading… Doesn’t Mean They’ll Follow, and Just Because You’re An Expert… Doesn’t Make You Interesting. Paul also created and wrote the on-line curriculum and iTunes app Case Acceptance for Everyday Dentistry and co-created the iTunes app DDS GP YES.

$129 / night - NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 2ND, 2015!

Morning Lecture:

Making It Easy for Patients to Say ‘Yes’

The workshop is designed to coach you through each step of the new patient process from the initial phone call through financial arrangements. Special emphasis is placed on each member of the dental team being able to advance the case acceptance process. This workshop enjoys excellent instructional design making the content easy and fun to learn and immediately applicable in your practice. It’s highly recommended the entire dental team attend.

You'll Say “Yes” to the Benefits!

  • Boost practice profitability
  • Do more of the dentistry you love
  • Create a successful case presentation process
  • Enjoy greater confidence
  • Never sound or feel like a salesman

For complete workshop description visit www.paulhomoly.com/workshops2.asp

Afternoon Lecture:

Just Because You’re an Expert…Doesn’t Make You Interesting

If you’re a professional who wants your clients, team members, juries, investors, patients, employees, or customers to act on your recommendations, then you'll love Just Because You’re an Expert... Doesn’t Make You Interesting™.  This workshop is all about making you an Interesting Expert; one who is more likely to influence people than typical experts who can overwhelm, confuse, or bore listeners.

If you’ve taken the time and made the commitment to become an expert, then take the time and make the commitment to become an Interesting Expert.

  • The Benefits Speak For Themselves!
  • Help the people you influence make good decisions.
  • Stronger leadership skills.
  • Grow your business / practice / company.
  • Eliminate stage fright.
  • Develop staff skills.

For complete workshop description visit www.theinterestingexpert.com

February 5, 2016
Featured Speaker:
Ricardo Mitrani, D.D.S., M.S.D.
Dr Mitrani received his DDS degree from the UNITEC University of México City; he then obtained a certificate in Prosthodontics as well as a Master of Science in Dentistry from the University of Washington, where he served as the Graduate Prosthodontics program’s assistant director during the year of 2001. He currently holds academic affiliations at the University of Washington, and UNAM (National University of Mexico). He is a member of several organizations including: American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and the International College of Dentist. He also serves as a member on the editorial board of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry (JERD), Compendium (of continuing education in dentistry), Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry (JCD), Dental Press (Brazilian Journal) Dr Mitrani has authored numerous scientific publications and chapters in text books in the fields of Implant Prosthodontics and Aesthetic dentistry. He lectures worldwide, (has given over 400 lectures-courses, in over 26 countries around the world.)

Lecture 1): The Orthodontic-Periodontal-Restorative Interface

Lecture 2): Restoring Form and Function in Complex Implant Rehabilitation


  • Discuss interdisciplinary communication, particularly pertaining to the role orthodontic therapy should play in contemporary restorative dentistry.
  • Address the key elements in determining what is the best implant supported alternative for a given situation.

With the ever increasing popularity of implant dentistry, there has been both great success and also unfounded and ill- advised decision-making in the treatment planning and execution of these cases.

This presentation will take a close look at the planning phase of those patients who are missing multiple teeth and seek therapy while presenting the following conditions:

  • Partially edentulous.
  • Terminal full arch dentition. (Pre-extraction condition)
  • Already fully edentulous.

The presentation will focus an intricate systematic approach, communication tools and therapy sequencing that allow the treating team to delineate a roadmap for successful results, based ultimately on customized treatment designs that are intended to be versatile while incorporating contingency measurements that may become paramount for long term success.
Further Reading - https://wwww.dentalaegis.com/special-issues/2014/09/contingency-priority-and-risk-cpr-protocol-a-roadmap-for-designing-successful-and-long-lasting-implant-therapy

October 28, 2016
Featured Speaker:
Jim Janakievski, DDS, MSD, Gregg Kinzer, DDS, MSD, Vince Kokich, Jr., DMD, MSD


Meeting Description
Achieving esthetic excellence in the debilitated dental patient is one of the most challenging tasks dentists undertake. These patients often require dental treatment to correct specific anterior esthetic and functional discrepancies.  Unfortunately, many also present with treatment challenges such as missing teeth, severely worn incisors, esthetic concerns, and/or loss of periodontal attachment.  Therefore, planning treatment is difficult and requires coordination of care between multiple clinicians to achieve an optimal functional and esthetic outcome. This lecture will illustrate the importance of interdisciplinary interaction between the restorative dentist, orthodontist, and periodontist. It is designed to provide a systematic approach to diagnosing and treatment planning multiple esthetic dilemmas that are encountered in practice every day, while providing the tools and techniques needed to complete treatment. A special emphasis will be placed treatment planning, communication and sequencing.

Featured Speakers
Jim Janakievski, DDS, MSD,  Gregg Kinzer, DDS, MSD,  Vince Kokich, Jr., DMD, MSD

Learning Objectives
Attendees will:

  • Learn to utilize the interdisciplinary team when diagnosing and treatment planning significant ortho/perio/restorative problems
  • Learn to appropriately sequence treatment when managing complex patients with an interdisciplinary approach

Speaker Bios

Vince Kokich, Jr., DMD, MSD

Dr. Kokich Jr. received his dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1996 and completed a general practice residency at the University of Washington Medical Center in 1997.  He remained at the University of Washington for his orthodontic training where he obtained his Masters in Orthodontics in 1999.  Since then he has remained on faculty in the Department of Orthodontics as an Affiliate Assistant Professor while maintaining a private practice in Tacoma, Washington.  He has received the Charles L. Pincus Research Award for Clinical Research from the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and his current research and publications are primarily involved with esthetic, interdisciplinary dentistry.  He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists and a member of both the Angle Society and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.  He has written or co-written four book chapters as well as numerous scientific and review articles.  Dr. Kokich Jr. lectures nationally and internationally on interdisciplinary dentistry and dental esthetics emphasizing comprehensive treatment planning and the importance of properly sequencing orthodontic, periodontal, and restorative treatment.


Jim Janakievski, DDS, MSD

Jim Janakievski received his D.D.S. from the University of Toronto, which was followed by a general practice residency.  After several years in general practice, he completed his post-graduate training at the University of Washington, where he received a certificate in Periodontology with a M.S.D. degree and a fellowship in Prosthodontics. He continues to teach as an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontology and has been invited to present at national and international conferences. Dr. Janakievski is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, and a member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. 

He is a reviewer for several dental journals and has published in the area of dental implants and tooth autotransplantation. Dr. Janakievski maintains a private practice in Tacoma, Washington.


Gregg Kinzer, DDS, MSD

Greggory Kinzer received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Washington in 1995, and an M.S.D. and certificate in Prosthodontics in 1998.  Committed to advancing the art and science of restorative dentistry, Dr. Kinzer is an internationally recognized speaker and serves as a faculty member for Spear Education in Scottsdale, AZ.  In addition, Dr. Kinzer has written numerous articles and chapters and serves on the editorial review board for various dental publications. 

Dr. Kinzer is a gifted academician and clinician. His interdisciplinary approach to dentistry is founded in empirical based research and clinical experience. Dr. Kinzer’s unique ability to impart complex clinical processes in a logical, systematic and clear methodology differentiates him from other dental educators of our time. He maintains a private practice in Seattle limited to comprehensive restorative and esthetic dentistry.


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