Summer Education Conference

LDA Summer Education Conference
Wednesday-Saturday, July 29 - August 1, 2015

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Destin, FL
(Seminar located in the Linkside Conference Center on the bay side.)



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Sponsors (as of 5/11/15):  

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Registration fees:

LDA member - $329
ADA member - $399
Non-member - $499
Hygienist - $149
Assoc. mbr. - $119
Other staff - $129
Dental student - $89
Ret. vol. lic. - $119
*Add LATE FEE of $50 per person after July 16

Don’t miss this LDA event, featuring:

Wed., July 29: “Dr. Google: 10 Easy Steps to Attract New Patients
with Your Website & Social Media” with Will Scott

WillScott-onlineCourse Description: Learn the top 10 online marketing tips to make sure new patients can find your practice online and how your website can convince these patients to choose you. This course is designed to walk attendees through 10 practical steps aimed at maximizing your website and social media to elevate your dental office’s online presence. These insider tips will help to attract new patients—even for elective services such as cosmetic dentistry.  

Course Objectives: As a result of attending this course, participants should have a better understanding of:

●    Dental SEO: Attracting new patients using search engine optimization strategies (three easy steps).
●    Content marketing 101: How your website can win over potential patients (three easy steps).
●    Social media tips and tricks: Using Facebook and Instagram to engage current patients and attract new ones (two winning strategies).
●    Dr. Google: Optimizing your online doctor profile to increase patient leads (one easy step).
●    Seeing is believing: Using before-and-after galleries and patient testimonials to attract new visitors to your website (one winning strategy).

Course Type: Lecture, Credit: 4 practice management hours

Will Scott has been helping small businesses get online since 1994. He has led teams responsible for building thousands of small business websites, building hundreds of thousands of pages in online directories and delivering millions of website visits from Web searches. Will is the CEO of Search Influence, the largest online marketing company on the Gulf Coast. At Search Influence, he leads a team of dedicated professionals who put customer results first. Search Influence serves local and small- to medium-size businesses with SEO, online advertising, social media and content marketing, both directly and as a white-label provider for media companies and resellers.

Thurs., July 30: “Soft Tissue Concepts for the General Dentist: Understanding What’s Possible and What’s Not” with Dr. Gordon Fraser, Jr.

Fraser-webCourse Description:  Would you like to understand soft tissue grafting procedures - and the parameters which control their success – whether doing them yourself or referring them out?  Ever attempt a soft tissue procedure (or send it out) and the result was worse than it was to begin with?  Eliminate these concerns from your practice!  Understanding anatomic features is crucial in recognizing pathology and/or structures that need to be corrected for long lasting maintenance of the dentition. This understanding is also essential to a dentist’s ability to clearly explain procedures to patients and their ultimate treatment acceptance. Providing patients the proper information and education about their individual situation puts their expectations in line with what is possible and increases patient confidence.  Master these concepts and eliminate disappointment.  Attendees will learn the importance of mucogingival therapy and how defects in morphology, tooth position and underlying boney support at implants and teeth determine soft tissue outcomes. Dr. Fraser illuminates facts vs. theory through case studies and examples. Mastering these concepts is key to the overall success of the dental practice, patient satisfaction, and bottom line.

Course Objectives:  As a result of attending this course, participants should have a better understanding of:

• Anatomic features for diagnosing pathology and/or structural defects in hard and soft tissue (dry skulls are used as visual aids).
• Communication techniques for explaining expected outcomes based upon each patient’s individual situation.
• Mucogingival therapy and specific considerations.
• Facts, theory and specifics, including case studies and examples.
• Grafting procedure materials (allograft, xenograft, autograft) and determining success rates.
• Utilization of growth factors (Emdogain, GEM 21S, PDGF) to shorten healing time and increase successful outcomes.

Friday, July 31: “Dental Implants for the General Dentist from Single Tooth Replacement to Overdentures” with Dr. Gordon Fraser, Jr.

Course Description:  Ready to make IMPLANT DENTISTRY simple, affordable and predictable… while creating new revenue streams for your practice?  Anticipating a huge investment of time and money, many dentists do not place and restore dental implants.  Others have been to training courses and purchased armamentarium that is now collecting dust because they have difficulty imparting the kind of information needed for their staff to play a vital role in implant procedures.  Dr. Fraser demystifies implant dentistry and shows offices how to seamlessly integrate this vital dental procedure.  More importantly, this course shows how to make implant dentistry cost effective, efficient and affordable for patients.  After all, people want teeth - not dental implants.  Designed for the general dentist, attendees will learn the importance of treatment planning, diagnostics and radiographic interpretation. This course covers procedures, such as single tooth replacement, overdentures and multiple tooth replacement in easy-to-follow, step-by-step protocols.  Dr. Fraser has revolutionized this process by offering in-house, GPR-style training for the entire dental team.

Course Objectives:  As a result of attending this course, participants should have a better understanding of:

• Guiding the patient through the decision of fixed vs. removable prosthesis.
• The appropriate use of traditional vs. mini-implants.
• Analyzing CBCT scans to identify ideal sites for implants.
• Evaluating the anatomical limitations of each case.
• Chairside techniques for denture locator attachment.
• Bone biology and osseointegration for clinical success.
• Performing the pre-implant oral, anatomical and radiographic exam.
• Modifying an existing denture to utilize implants.
• Preparing the surgical site for the placement of 2-4 implants.
• Selecting the optimal retention attachment to achieve the desired results.

Dr. Fraser has been trained as a periodontist in the placement of dental implants and surgical procedures limited to the oral cavity.  He is a graduate of Temple University and served our country as a periodontist in the United States Air Force.  Dr. Fraser is an internationally acclaimed lecturer and has traveled internationally to teach dentist about periodontics and implant dentistry. He is the founder of PURE PERIO: an in-practice specialty provider and dental implant coaching program.  He is the founder of Southern Georgia Dental Education, a resource for continuing education for dentists, hygienists and staff members.  He also coaches doctors and their teams how to begin placing and restoring dental implants in their offices.

Sat., Aug. 1: New Horizons in Endodontics 
presented by Real World Endo® with Dr. Lynne Brock, C.A.G.S., F.A.C.D.

BrockPhotoCourse Description: This highly clinical lecture presentation showcases video demonstrations of endodontic therapy using modern instrumentation techniques and the latest material science. A Case Based Learning approach will be used and root canal therapy in an anterior, premolar, and molar tooth using these clinical techniques will be showcased. The various aspects of decision-making regarding diagnosis, anesthesia, access, instrumentation, and obturation will be discussed during each clinical case with emphasis on efficiency of care without sacrificing predictability of the clinical outcome. Concepts to improve case outcomes will be discussed and evaluated. Proper access preparation and efficient techniques for repair of root defects and perforations using the latest material science will also be presented and discussed. This endodontic presentation will be highly multifaceted but will emphasize proven practices for successful outcomes and satisfied patients.

Additionally, a new instrumentation and obturation technique (ESX NiTi rotary instrumentation and Synchronized Hydraulic Condensation) will be introduced.

A demo station with handpieces and plastic blocks will be set-up and available to provide participants the opportunity to use "Real World " techniques and to witness first-hand, how they will change the way they practice endodontics.

Course Objectives: During this lecture presentation participants will have a better understanding of:
• How to improve the success rate of their endodontic cases no matter what instrumentation or obturation system they use (including hand filing!).
• How to improve their efficiency of care without compromising quality.
• How to instrument and obturate root canals using ESX NiTi rotary files and BioCeramic cements in conjunction with hydraulic condensation.
• Multiple tips and tricks to perform a painless endodontic procedure from anesthesia to post operative care.

Course Type: Lecture, Credit: 4 clinical hours

Dr. Lynne Brock received her Certificate in Endodontics from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1993. She received her D.D.S. degree in 1990 from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and thereafter was the Chief Resident at Richland Memorial Hospital in South Carolina from 1990 to1991. She was an adjunct Clinical Faculty in the Department of Endodontics at Marquette University from 1991-1997. For 20 years she practiced endodontics full-time in the Milwaukee area and is currently practicing part-time in Madison, Wisconsin.

Dr. Brock is past president of the Greater Milwaukee Dental Association, and is an elected delegate for the Wisconsin Dental Association, whereby she has served on many committees. She is president of Smile for a Lifetime Foundation, SE Wisconsin Chapter: a charitable non-profit organization serving underprivileged children.

Dr. Brock is a fellow of the American College of Dentists and has been voted by her peers as one of the Top Endodontists in Milwaukee Magazine on multiple occasions. In the last 25 years she has received numerous awards and recognition for her accomplishments; most recently was her induction into the Pierre Fauchard Academy, an International Dental Honor Society.   

Dr. Brock is a Real World Endo Board Advisor and certified lecturer. She lectures extensively in clinical endodontics and is an avid instructor for hands-on techniques. 


Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Destin, FL


Building Nightly Rate
Westwinds, One Bedroom* $339
Westwinds, Two Bedroom* $469
Westwinds, Three Bedroom* $589
Luau Studio $205
Luau, One Bedroom $235

*Westwinds includes daily "tidy."

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Both Westwinds and Luau are on the “beach side” of the resort. Westwinds is beach front. All rooms face the beach. Luau is not directly on the beach, but is very close and is set back a little from Westwinds. However, all LDA attendees staying in the Luau will have access to the private beach at the Westwinds.   

For reservations:


- A minimum stay of 3 nights is required on Beachfront or Luau accommodations.
- Rates are good three days prior to the conference and three days after the conference dates.

Check-in time begins at 4 p.m. Check-out time is 11 a.m. Late check-out charges: check-out after 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. - one, half-day room rate, and check-out after 4 p.m. - a full day room rate.

All room rates include complimentary resort transportation; two bicycles per unit for up to four hours of usage daily; fitness center usage; one hour per day of tennis court time (based on availability); one hour per day usage on either a canoe, kayak or boogie board.

All rooms will be charged a daily resort fee in the amount of 12% of the pre-tax amount of the daily room rate. The resort fee covers items, including but not limited to, self-parking, Wi-Fi in the Baytowne and Linkside Conference Center, and reservation processing services. Complimentary Wi-Fi is offered in Westwinds. At Luau, there is a charge of $9.95 per day per computer. Resort charge is subject to taxes.)

All rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes and fees in effect at time of check-in (currently 12% for accommodations and 9.5% taxes and fees for all other services (fees for all other services is referencing the tax rate on purchases or services, such as beach chairs, drinks, t-shirts, etc.)

Reservations received after the reservation due date of Thursday, July 2, 2015, for room nights in the room block will be accepted on a space-available basis at the applicable group room rate shown above.

Sandestin requires a one night's room deposit to be received within 10 days after a reservation is made, or it will be canceled. The required advance deposit for each reservation is refundable only if the reservation is canceled or arrival date is changed at least seven days prior to arrival date.

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