Winter C.E. - Walt Disney World® Resort

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LDA Offers C.E. with Character Over Mardi Gras Holiday

Walt Disney World® Resort
Sunday, February 15 - Tuesday, February 17, 2015
(Courses will be held each day from 7:30 to 11 a.m.)
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Mark your calendars and pack your bags because the LDA’s heading to Walt Disney World® Resort! The winter C.E. destination meeting (held over Mardi Gras) will offer C.E. and special rates for a Central Florida vacation. C.E. will be held Sunday, Feb. 15 - Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. Special rates will be good before and after the meeting dates. So, start planning now for a tax write off trip to the Walt Disney World® Resort.

A brochure will also be mailed to all LDA members with registration information.

Looking to extend your stay? What a great opportunity to share in all the magic with family and friends by transforming the days before or after your scheduled meeting into a complete Walt Disney World® Resort vacation. Start with a Multi-Day Meeting/Convention Base Ticket and enjoy admission to one Theme Park per day for the specified number of days on your ticket, plus a bonus visit to one of the following: Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, DisneyQuest® Indoor Interactive Theme Park, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, or Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course for a round of golf.

Here’s the best part - the more days you add to your ticket, the less you pay per day. Then customize your ticket by adding additional options including:

Park Hopper® Option

Water Park Fun & More Option

For details, call 407-566-5600.

Dazzling Desserts and Fireworks Reception
Sunday, Feb. 15, 8-9:30 p.m.

This year we are hosting a PRIVATE Dessert Event! Finish the day with a front-row presentation of the premier fireworks spectacular at Epcot® while indulging in ice cream sundaes, floats, and other delectable treats. C.E. registrants are FREE if registered by Jan. 30. Ticket prices for guests (see registration form) include beer, wine, soda, and transportation. Note: You must have a Sunday park ticket to Epcot® to enter or some form of hopper or annual pass that would allow entrance to Epcot®. If you did not plan on visiting Epcot® that day or are unsure of your ticket, contact Sherri at (225) 926-1986 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
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Evoking the timeless era of New England seaside hotels from the late 1800s, Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts welcome guests into a world of nautical touches, brass fittings and luxurious accommodations. Anchored along the shores of Crescent Lake, guests can soak up the sun on white sand beaches or cool off at Stormalong Bay – a unique 750,000 gallon feature pool complete with water slide, sandy bottom, whirlpools and water currents.


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Guest rooms include two queen-size beds or one king-size bed, ceiling fan, refrigerator, iron and board, flat-screen TV, coffee maker, wall safe and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. All guest rooms are non-smoking.

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Four swimming pools including exclusive use of Stormalong Bay, marina with watercraft rentals, bike rentals, fitness center, hair salon, nature walk, children’s playground, tennis and volleyball courts, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access and complimentary transportation throughout the Walt Disney World® Resort. Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts are located within walking distance of Epcot® or a short boat ride to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.


Making a Reservation

The room block is officially closed, however, if you are looking for a room and have not found one, contact Sherri Jones at (800) 388-6642 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Call the Group Reservations Line at (407) 939-4686. The lines are open Monday thru Friday 8:30 AM est. - 6:00 PM est. and 8:30 AM est. – 5:00 PM est. on the weekends. Use the Group Name (2015 LDA Winter Lecture Series) or the Group Code (G0658961) and the Cast Members will be happy to assist you with booking your room reservations.The cutoff to reserve rooms is January 21, 2015.

Group Room Rates: Run of House (Single/Double Occupancy): $240 per night
Additional Person (18 years and older): Additional $25 per person per night
There are a limited number of suites. Contact Director of Conference Services Sherri Jones at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (225) 926-1986 for suite availability and pricing.

Check-in time is after 3 p.m. Check-out time is before 11 a.m. Room rates are subject to applicable sales and resort taxes, currently 12.5%. Subject to availability of group rate rooms, run of house hotel rooms may be reserved at the Group Room Rates for the three days before Feb. 13, 2015, and the three days after Feb. 18, 2015 (for attendees wishing to extend their stays). Should an individual cancel a reservation, refund of the deposit will be in accordance with the hotel's general policy at that time (currently a refund is given if the reservation is canceled at least five days before arrival).


Disney's Magical Express® Transportation
Disneys Magical Express Bus web If you're arriving by air, Disney's legendary service starts the moment you touch down. There's no need to hassle with your luggage at baggage claim. Disney's Magical Express® Transportation is complimentary and exclusively available when you stay at a Disney Resort hotel. Disney will pick you up at Orlando International Airport and retrieve your checked luggage, then take you to your Disney Resort hotel. And when your meeting is over, they’ll do it all in reverse.

In order to utilize this service, a Disney's Magical Express reservation is required and must be arranged prior to arrival at the airport. To book Disney’s Magical Express Transportation, call 407-827-6777 or visit for more details. It is suggested that you book 30 days prior to arrival and special luggage tags will be mailed to you.


Walt Disney World® Theme Park Tickets

Special Disney Tickets and Savings for 2015 LDA Winter Lecture Series Attendees and Their Guests!

Available only to attendees, their guests and family members, Disney’s “After 2pm,” “After 4pm,” and Multi-Day Meeting/Convention Tickets are designed to accommodate any agenda and are not available at the Theme Park ticket windows.

And by purchasing Multi-Day tickets in advance, you’ll save time and money while avoiding the lines at the Theme Park ticket windows!  Plus, all full-day Multi-Day Meeting/Convention Tickets include a bonus visit to one of the following: Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, DisneyQuest® Indoor Interactive Theme Park, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course, Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course or Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course. 

Mixing business with pleasure has never been easier!

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C.E. Speakers, Courses, and Descriptions

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 - 7:30 - 11 a.m. - Janet Steward
Create a Culture of Engagement and Lead Your Dental Team Above and Beyond

High Impact Systems That Will Transform Your Practice

JanetSteward-webCourse Description: The competitive edge in dentistry today no longer lies simply in developing systems, policies and procedures. While they are and always will be critical to the smooth running of a practice, the new competitive edge lies beyond customer service, it lies in customer engagement.  

Practices with high levels of patient engagement have higher profits, greater ROI and larger market share.  Surveys show that extremely satisfied patients are only slightly more likely to stay with a practice than moderately satisfied patients. Surveys interestingly also show that engaged patients yield an average increase of 18% on ROI above their competitors while practices with low patient engagement show a 23% decrease.

Transform your practice from average to exceptional, make your practice one where people (yourself included) love coming to work every day, ‘wow’ your patients and become exceptionally profitable in the process.

Credit: 3.5 practice management hours, lecture

Course Objectives:
As a result of attending this class, participant should be able to:

  1. Become a compelling leader.
  2. Engage your team and gain their commitment.
  3. Create an above and beyond patient experience every single time.
  4. Increase your profitability.

After studying business at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and immigrating to the United States in 1986, Janet began her career in dental practice management.  Her national consulting firm, Janet Steward Consulting, focuses on growing healthcare practices through solid leadership, team motivation and patient loyalty ultimately resulting in greater profitability. Janet speaks nationally.  Her presentations are high energy and engaging.  She has a fun, approachable style and charms her audiences with her accent and her entertaining stories to help illustrate key points in her presentations.

She is a member of the Academy for Professional Speaking, Academy of Dental Management Consultants, Speaking Consultant Network, Institute of Management Consultants, Directory of Dental Speakers and she is also a Certified Behavior Analyst. Janet has been published nationwide.  She authored the books "Above and Beyond," and "What Do Dentists Really Want?  Macromanage Your Way to Greater Freedom and a Million-Dollar Practice."


Monday and Tuesday, February 16-17, 2015 - Dr. Todd Snyder
“Restorative Dentistry … The Total Package with Team Driven Results”

7:30 to 11 a.m. (each day)


Snyder headshot webCourse Description: The ability to offer great dental work to our clientele requires a well-trained team and a highly skilled dentist. On day one, beginning with marketing, Dr. Snyder will lead a discussion on The Total Package including creating opportunities for new patients, examinations, treatment planning and finally, presentation skills.  Building on this knowledge, day two will expand the lecture to encompass various aspects of restorative dentistry, implants, materials and techniques.  A variety of topics will be examined including fresh, creative marketing essentials, modern diagnostic tools, patient driven treatment plans, and the latest in restorations, adhesives and implants.  This lecture presentation, evolving over two days, will provide useful information for your entire staff.

Course Objectives:  At the conclusion of this program, the participants will have a better understanding of:

•    The many creative means in which to market their practice to create new patient opportunities.
•    Successful treatment plans that drive results.
•    Modern diagnostic devices.
•    Prevailing dental adhesives and restorative materials.
•    Modern implant restoration.
•    Recent updates in cosmetic dentistry.
•    A team approach to restorative dentistry.

Credit: 7.0 clinical hours (3.5 each day), lecture

Dr. Todd Snyder received his doctorate in dental surgery at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Dentistry. Furthermore he has trained at the prestigious F.A.C.E. institute for complex gnathological (functional) and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD). Dr. Snyder is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.  He has been on the faculty at UCLA, and is currently on the faculty at Esthetic Professionals. He is a consultant for numerous dental manufacturing companies. In addition, he has authored numerous articles in dental publications and published a book on contemporary restorative and cosmetic dentistry. With his passion for aesthetic dentistry, Dr. Snyder helped create and co-direct the first (in the nation) two-year graduate program in aesthetic and cosmetic restorative dentistry at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He also founded and is CEO of Miles To Smiles, a non-profit mobile children’s charity that helps indigent and underprivileged children.

2015 Registration Pricing

LDA member - $399       
ADA member - $499   
Non-member - $599   
Hygienist - $319  
Assoc. mbr. - $259                 
Other staff - $279              
Dental student - $249
Ret. vol. lic. - $249

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Walt Disney World® Theme Parks & More

More excitement and fun are only moments away with a complimentary shuttle bus ride to the seven lands of the Magic Kingdom® Park, or all the sights and sounds of Epcot®. Expect the unexpected at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, or enjoy all the action and adventure of Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.

Take a world tour. Shop, dine and toast your success in 11 Epcot® World Showcase countries, with the laser and fireworks splendor of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. Get a taste of Hollywood and Disney magic. Dine in classic style at the Hollywood Brown Derby and behold a gallery of crafty villains taking on an Oscar®-winning mouse at the spectacular Fantasmic!

Explore the wild Savannah. Prepare for 110 acres of Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park adventure on Kilimanjaro Safaris®, and see talented performers join prideland pals for Festival of the Lion King.

Pure fantasy reigns in the classic playground that captures all of your childhood dreams. Visit seven lands of pure joy where elephants fly, pirates pillage, and princesses are real and end the evening under Wishes™, a nighttime story in the sky, at the Magic Kingdom® Park


Magic Kingdom® Park

Wonder, fantasy and plenty of pixie dust are everywhere at the Magic Kingdom® Park. From flying through Neverland to yo-hoing with a band of pirates, enchanted lands – with over 40 magical attractions – make exciting adventures and timeless fairy tale classics just a smile away.Catch everyone’s favorite buccaneer, Captain Jack Sparrow, as he joins the crew of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction! Plummet into dark caves and tumble over rolling waterfalls as you join in on the adventures of Bre’er Rabbit on Splash Mountain®.And now, come experience the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom® Park history! Enjoy new attractions and interact with characters in ways you never thought possible. Journey to the Enchanted Forest, where you can become part of Ariel’s world, dine in Beast’s Castle, join Belle for a retelling of the “tale as old as time” and explore two new royal castles. Or head to Storybook Circus, where you can soar on the Dumbo the Flying Elephant® attraction, cool off with Casey Jr. Splash and Soak Station and fly a stunt plane with the Great Goofini on The Barnstormer. In New Fantasyland, you’ll become part of a story that will stay with you for happily ever after.


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At Epcot®, high tech fun and Disney imagination are combined with the wonder of diverse cultures in two distinct worlds, Future World and World Showcase. Both are bursting with thrills and excitement. Fly to new heights as you wing your way through the skies on a breath-taking, awe-inspiring flight on the exhilarating Soarin’® attraction! Board a “clammobile” and follow Marlin and Dory as they chase the ever-curious clownfish in the Seas with Nemo & Friends. Dodge meteors, navigate nebulae and slingshot around the moon...without leaving Earth on Mission: SPACE®. Get revved up for an exhilarating driving experience, now designed by YOU! Create your own virtual custom-concept vehicle and put your design through its paces on the exciting hills, hairpin turns and straightaways on the Test Track ® circuit. Then, explore the cultures and cuisine of 11 nations as you journey around World Showcase, culminating in the ultimate finale, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth- an incredible symphony of lasers, music, and fireworks.



Disney's Hollywood Studios® the stage is set for plenty of action! The glitz and glamour of Hollywood take center stage at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. But the star is you! Take aim and ride an interactive 4-D “Toy Story” adventure like no other. It’s Toy Story Mania! ®– an attraction inspired by Disney•Pixar’sToy Story” films. Catch the up-and-down beat of Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster® Starring Aerosmith in a twistin’, turnin’, loopin’ limo ride that is sure to get your adrenaline jammin’. The power of the Force and the magic of Disney have combined again to bring you Star Tours®–The Adventures Continue! With new destinations featuring out-of-this-galaxy characters like C-3PO, R2-D2 and Darth Vader, you’ll never know where the Force might take you! And with each adventure, you can see the Star Wars™ universe in an all-new way…in 3-D!With so much to see and do, you just may need an encore! Go ahead and raise the curtain at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. ©Disney/Lucasfilm Ltd. ©2011 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM.


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Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

The fun gets wild at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Explore the realm of creatures that inhabit our world...and our imagination...and create your own adventure for an experience that roars with excitement.Experience a high-speed train trek forward and backward through the treacherous Himalayan unknown, where the dreaded Yeti lurks on Expedition Everest–Legend of the Forbidden Mountain®.Explore over 100 acres of African Savannah on Kilimanjaro Safaris® as you become surrounded by free-roaming wildlife in their natural habitat. Dive right into the heart, humor and characters of Finding Nemo with the musical version of the award-winning Disney•Pixar animated film. This on-stage extravaganza is is a visually-inventive, original musical, merging puppetry with live performances.Every path and trail invites you to explore the awesome surprises of nature combined with all the enchantment of Walt Disney World® Resort.

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Disney Water Parks


The world-famous water parks of Walt Disney World® Resort offer you the opportunity to cool off and chill out surrounded in unparalleled magic and fun.  At Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, the legend of Florida’s first ski resort comes to life.  Brave “black diamond”-intensity thrills like the 120-foot vertical free-falling Summit Plummet, America’s tallest water slide, or the world’s longest family raft ride, Teamboat Springs.  Then, jump into a tropical paradise at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, home to the gravity-defying uphill water coaster Crush ‘n’ Gusher.  Bask in the Florida sun as you tube down Castaway Creek, and snorkel through an underwater reef among real sharks.  For thrills or chills, come hit the waves where imagination reigns!





Downtown Disney®

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Downtown Disney Area
World-class restaurants, dazzling entertainment and unique shops line the waterfront at Downtown Disney area. Shop in the world’s largest Disney store, dine amid life-size prehistoric creatures, bowl a game at the 30-lane alley and more....

World-class restaurants, dazzling entertainment and unique shops line the waterfront at Downtown Disney® Area. Shop in the world’s largest Disney store, dine amid life-size prehistoric creatures, bowl a game at a 30-lane alley and more. This fun-filled district includes Downtown Disney West Side, Downtown Disney Marketplace and Pleasure Island.

Downtown Disney West Side
Downtown Disney West Side showcases top-notch restaurants, AMC Movies at Downtown Disney 24 – a state-of the art 24-theater complex, and distinctive shops. Here, you'll also find the exquisite Cirque du Soleil® La Nouba live entertainment show and the DisneyQuest® Indoor Interactive theme park.

Downtown Disney Marketplace
Downtown Disney Marketplace provides an appealing place to take a break from Disney Theme Parks and Water Parks – especially if you're in search of Disney merchandise. Choose from a wealth of shopping opportunities. Or, enjoy unique dining options, from a jungle-themed lunch to a romantic waterside dinner.

Pleasure Island
Enjoy an enticing array of shopping and dining experiences at Pleasure Island, including Curl by Sammy Duval, Apricot Lane® Boutique, Raglan Road Irish Pub & Bar, Fuego by Sosa Cigars, Paradiso 37 and other outdoor food and beverage locations.

Sports & Recreation

As the number one amateur sports destination anywhere, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex hosts nearly 200,000 athletes at 180 events each year.  It’s also home to Spring Training for the Atlanta Braves, as well as the Walt Disney World® Pro Soccer Classic.

Feel the need for speed?  Fire up a NASCAR-style stock car and blaze your way to glory at the 140mph Richard Petty Driving Experience.

Take in a round of golf fit for a pro at one of four championship golf courses.  Pump up the thrills with wakeboarding, parasailing, waterskiing and tubing, and guided watercraft excursions at Disney’s Contemporary Resort Marina. 

Or, enjoy a soothing spa experience in the middle of the magic at Senses – A Disney Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. This new spa facility has been completely redesigned, blending turn-of-the-century elegance with modern accoutrements – and a dash of Disney whimsy.

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