FACD Annual Scientific Session & Trade Show
September 21-23, 2017 at the Orlando World Center Marriott

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Upcoming Meetings & Events

2017 FACD Annual Scientific Session & Trade Show
September 21st, 2017 to September 23rd, 2017

FACD’s Annual Scientific Session & Trade Show is known as the best state cosmetic dentistry meeting in the country. 


Thursday, September 21, 2017
Hands-On Optional Course: Digital Photography
Beyond the Basics: From Documentation to Presentation
Presented by Dr. Jason Olitsky, DMD, AAACD

Register for the Thursday Hands-On clinical and portrait photography session at the Orlando World Center Marriott September 21, 2017. Learn the skills necessary to take your dental photography from documentation to presentation!

Dr. Olitsky brings timely, innovative and insightful messages to the stage that leaves the audiences fully engaged and motivated to implement basic and advanced digital photography and video into their practices.

Topics include:

  • Basic and advanced dental photography continuing education, clinical, standardized views, doctor and patient positioning, equipment review and utilizing images.  Emphasis on communication to capture the best standardized views and utilizing the images in communication, education and marketing your practice. 
  • Portrait photography on a basic and advanced levels for dentists obtain practical knowledge to implement portrait photography into their practices.  Emphasis on camera settings, communication, lighting techniques and practical studio set up for dental offices.  
  • DSLR video basic instruction to capture stunning video testimonials and create promotional movies.  Learn equipment necessary to implement video into your practice as well as basic lighting and video editing

Register by April 15th, 2017 to take advantage of this rate.


CLICK HERE to print your form and register today! 

  • Registration after 04/15/17 for FACD Members is $595
  • Non-Member Rate is $995
Friday, September 22, 2017 
Speaker: Aldo Leopardi, DDS, MS, PC
Dr. Leopardi received his undergraduate dental degree from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, in 1984.  He enjoyed private practice as a general dentist in Adelaide, Australia, for several years prior to receiving his specialist training and masters degree in combined fixed, removable and implant Prosthodontics, at the University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill, in 1993.

At Chapel Hill, he also taught Fixed Prosthodontics as a Clinical Assistant Professor.  Upon return to Australia, he began a successful Prosthodontic private practice in the Gold Coast region of Queensland, Australia.

In 1996, he joined the Prosthodontic faculty at the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM), Michigan, where he also obtained his American DDS degree.  Teaching responsibilities at UDM included Clinical Supervisor and:

  • Co-Director of the Fixed Prosthodontic Program,
  • Director of the Complete Dentures Program,
  • Implant Residency program supervisor.

In 1999, after 15 years of combined academic and dental practice, Dr. Leopardi resumed private practice limited to implant, fixed and removable Prosthodontics in Denver, Colorado. Today he lectures nationally on subjects involving fixed, removable and implant dentistry, and is involved in clinical research.  He is also the founder and President of the Denver Implant Study Club and The Knowledge Factory.

Friday, September 22, 2017 
Speaker: Janice Hurley
Janice Hurley is known as The Expert to the experts. With her 26 years of experience as a successful business consultant, she continues to draw on what really works to have others see you in the best light.

Understanding the power of your personal presence to move your clients forward makes you more effective and certainly more in demand. She is an international author and speaker, interviewed and quoted in The New York Times , Money Magazine, The Huffington Post and many other prominent business journals.

With a degree in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco, Janice has analyzed and improved every aspect of her clients’ businesses to become more profitable and respected. A major factor in her business makeovers has been helping both principals and team members to present a more professional and successful image. That led to requests for makeovers for other clients from all walks of life, then to speaking internationally on personal image and business communication skills. She combines the visual, the verbal, and the nonverbal to help clients present a congruent message of their professionalism and success.  Janice knows that we are all drawn to confident people and helping others project an accurate portrayal of themselves is more attractive than perfect features or careful grooming.

 Janice is a member of National Speaker’s Association, Speaking Consulting Network and Academy of Dental Management Consultants.  She is a contributing author to NSA’s book, Paid to Speak,  Heroes in Heels and Professional Savvy, a university textbook for Dental Assistants. Janice is the co-author of Beautiful After Baby which was published in 2012.  Additionally, she writes for national publications on image and business etiquette.  For the last 10 years, Janice has been recognized as a Top Clinician in CE by Dentistry Today.
She has motivated over 100 different companies, many of them Fortune 500 clients, and speaks to universities and industry conferences. Her coaching and corporate training result in increased excitement, confidence, and clarity that lead to success.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 
Speaker: Dr. George MandelarisDDS, MS
Dr. Mandelaris attended the University of Michigan from undergraduate through dental school. In 1999, he completed a three-year post-graduate residency program in Periodontology at the University of Louisville, School of Dentistry, where he also obtained a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Oral Biology.  Dr. Mandelaris is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and has served as an examiner for Part II (oral examination) of the American Board of Periodontology certification process.
He has served as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Louisiana State University, School of Dentistry (New --Orleans, LA) and, currently, is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Graduate Periodontics at the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry (Chicago, IL). He is also a Fellow in both the American and International College of Dentists.
Dr. Mandelaris serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Periodontology, the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, and the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. He has published in several peer-reviewed journals such as the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, Compendium for Continuing Education in Dentistry, Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry, the Journal of Periodontology, Clinical Advances in Periodontics, and The Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has also contributed several chapters in five different textbooks used worldwide on subjects related to computer guided implantology, CT diagnostics and, most recently, Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy (a book he edited and which he authored the chapter on surgical therapy). He is a Past President of the Illinois Society of Periodontists and has served on several committees for the American Academy of Periodontology. In 2014, he was one of 52 periodontists worldwide selected to participate in the American Academy of Periodontology’s commissioned Periodontal Regenerative Medicine World Workshop on Emerging Regenerative Approaches for Periodontal Reconstruction.

A nationally recognized expert, he was appointed by the American Academy of Periodontology in 2015 to co-chair the best-evidence consensus workshop on the use of CBCT imaging in Periodontics as well as co-author the academy guidelines.  He holds memberships in many professional organizations, most recently including the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and American Society of Bone and Mineral Research. Dr. Mandelaris is in private practice at Periodontal Medicine & Surgical Specialists, LTD in Park Ridge and Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 
Speaker: Dr. Mark Murphy, DDS, FAGD 

Mark is the Principal of FunktionalTracker.com,  Lead Faculty for Clinical Education at ProSomnus Sleep Technologies, serves on the Guest Faculty at the University of Detroit Mercy and  Michigan Schools of Dentistry and as a Regular Presenter on Business Development, Practice Management and Leadership at the Pankey Institute. He has served on the Boards of Directors of the Pankey Institute, National Association of Dental Laboratories, the  Identalloy Council, the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology, St. Vincent DePaul's Dental Center and the Dental Advisor. He lectures internationally on Leadership, Practice Management, Communication, Case Acceptance, Planning, Occlusion, Sleep  and TMD.  He has a knack for presenting pertinent information  in an entertaining manner.

The Six Drivers of Sustained Practice SUCCESS                               

Understanding and applying sound business principles, strategies and metrics will help you and your team; Retain More Patients, Improve Case Acceptance and Maximize New Patient Referrals. Mark’s fresh perspective on practice management, his expertise as Lead Faculty for Mercer Advisors and 25 year of involvement with the Pankey Institute make this a unique learning opportunity. This workshop will utilize lecture, group and individual exercises for team and self development, easy spread sheets to evaluate gaps, a survey of behavioral choices to close those gaps and various take home training constructs to use. Improving your practice means doing more of the dentistry you know your patients need, having less stress and being in absolute balance; clinically, financially and behaviorally.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a Vision Driven Practice Model
  • Discuss Team Work, Alignmentand Behavior
  • Define Leadership, Management and Strategic Business Planning
  • Measure and Manage Patient Retention, Case Acceptance and New Patient Flow


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