Upcoming Meetings & Events

Below is a list of all upcoming Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry meetings and trade shows. For more information about our events, please use the menu above.

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
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.

Doctor RATE: $595 
Team Member Rate - $125
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  • Registration for FACD Members is $595
  • Non-Member Rate is $995

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Friday, September 22, 2017 
Aldo Leopardi, BDS, DDS, MS - Dentist/Technician Seminar
Clinical Realities and Considerations for Aesthetic Zone Implant Therapy

In the partially edentulous patient, achieving functionally acceptable treatment outcomes is often realized.  However, when tooth replacement is required in the aesthetic zone, the additional challenge of meeting both patient and clinician aesthetic expectations may prove to be an exponential one.  The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the literature and clinical realities of dental implant therapy and complications and how we can apply what we learn toward improved aesthetic zone treatment planning and clinical procedures. 

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to:
1.Understand common complications and pitfalls, including abutment selection and cementation challenges.
2.Have an improved understanding of dental implant treatment planning in the aesthetic zone.
3.Discuss provisionalization and immediate provisionalization alternatives.
4.Discuss current workflow utilizing guided surgery to help achieve improved outcomes.

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Janice Hurley - Team Member Seminar
The use of video on your website, during treatment presentations and on
social media is a must. Keep up with the way your patients want to receive information.
Learn to impact others through technology that is effective but inexpensive. Your
patients make decisions from their emotions and not always the facts, so let’s use that. The
conventional use of text helps with SEO, but the informed thoughtful use of video will
evoke emotion and get results. Learn how your iPad and your video camera can play a key
role in practice success. Don’t be left behind.
The New Patient Interview. Crucial to Your Practice. Success is Developing a Standard Operating Procedure For Your New Patient Interview
Learn how to design your new patient paperwork to uncover your
patients’ wants and needs. Hear how to conduct your new patient interview to find out
how your patient presently feels about the value of their dental health and their history
with dentistry. When you develop a system that involves the whole team, in this key
component of practice management, you’re guaranteed to increase treatment acceptance.
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO HAVE YOUR PATIENTS SEE YOU IN THE BEST LIGHT TODAY? There is no denying that things have changed in dentistry and you have to keep up. Learn what it takes to put your best foot forward and make the first and lasting impression of your practice be the best impression. Learn about the science of body language, verbal skills and the power
of visual impact. You will look at your social media footprint and your brand through your
patient’s eyes. Participants will walk away feeling inspired by the power of choice to impact
their practice success.
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.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017 
Dr. George MandelarisDDS, MS - Dentist/Technician Seminar
Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy (SFOT). An interdisciplinary approach

Patients that want more ideal facial esthetics and function, may choose to have the interdisciplinary team utilize SFOT to alter the dentoalveolar bone and optimally position the roots of the teeth for the patients' face. Space may be appropriated to enable the restorative dentist to create natural tooth dimensions and morphology in the worn, eroded or otherwise altered dentition. Surgical, orthodontic and restorative perspectives will be presented to challenge the team to move beyond traditional interdisciplinary therapies into a new frontier for enhanced outcomes.

Educational Objectives:

  • To appreciate dentoalveolar bone phenotypes and to limit associated risks using SFOT
  • To review diagnostic findings and imaging modalities critical to treatment planning of the interdisciplinary patient
  • To present the biology, risks/benefits and execution of SFOT in advanced interdisciplinary cases from a surgical, orthodontic, and restorative perspective
  • To discuss SFOT to optimize the position of teeth for facial esthetics and function in the skeletally mature patient with "grey zone" malocclusions 
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Dr. Mark Murphy, DDS, FAGD - Team Member Seminar

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, Alignment  and Behavior
  • Define Leadership, Management and Strategic Business Planning

Measure and Manage Patient Retention, Case Acceptance and New Patient Flow

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