Speakers & Courses

Speakers & Courses – C4S

Speakers are chosen by the MDA Education Committee and MDA New Dentist Committee. Click on speaker name (blue link) for complete bios and course information. 

Main Speakers 

Sam Shamardi, DMD
Speaker Sponsors: BioHorizons, PerioProtect, PreXion and TePe
— Non-Surgical Options for Periodontal Management (Friday, 9am-Noon) HANDOUT
— No More Crowning Around: Mastering Crown Lengthening (Friday, 1:30-4:30pm) HANDOUT
— Establish Your Foundation: Surgical Extractions with Simultaneous Bone Grafting (Lecture + Hands On) (Saturday, 9am-Noon) HANDOUT

Karen Baker, RPh, MS 
— Dental Prescribing Predicaments: Controversy or Consensus? (Friday, 9am-Noon) HANDOUT

Christopher Phelps, DMD 
— Seamlessly Transition from an In-Network Provider to the FFS Model of Tomorrow Utilizing Dental Membership Plans (Friday, 1:30-4:30pm) HANDOUT
— Lost Opportunity: Learn the Secrets of Answering and Scheduling More New Patient Phone Calls, How to Influence Them to Show for Their Appointment and Keep Them Coming Back for More (Saturday, 9am-Noon) HANDOUT

JoAn Majors, RDA, CSP, CVP 
— The Soft Side of Implant Dentistry: Driving Greater Connections and Case Acceptance with the Complete Team Approach (Friday, 9am-Noon)
— DiSC® Communication Workshop in Detail: Understanding and Valuing Individual Differences for the Best Outcomes in Patient Care (Friday, 1:30-4:30pm)
— The Cycle of 6, Soft Skills and Science: Lean Into Your Role in Team Case Acceptance (Saturday, 9am-Noon)
*Worksheets will be given in each course*

Breakfast Club CE

Friday: Right Between Your Ears: The Habits of Successful Dentists sponsored by Compass Health Network HANDOUT

Lunch Bunch CE

Friday: Strategies of The Big Win: Understanding Practice Profitability sponsored by Dental Practice Professionals
*Handout will be given in the course*