Schedule 2018-11-01T14:09:10+00:00

The Convention Schedule

Convention Schedule: 23 – 28 April 2019
The Accra Beach Resort Hotel & Spa, Christ Church, Barbados

It is hoped that delegates and lecturers will participate in the social events. It is recommended you walk with your camera while experiencing the local culture.

  • CDP is aware of the need for “Health Maintenance Exercise and is in the process of engaging a local yoga teacher to teach yoga sessions in the early morning. These sessions will be announced later.
  • Tuesday: The opening ceremony will be followed by a Cocktail Reception and provides an opportunity to mix & mingle with the Minister of Health, other officials, the president and members of the Barbados Dental Association who are usually present.
  • Wednesday: A Sunset Cruise sponsored by Mr. Timothy Brown, CEO of Roi Corporation. Transport leaves the hotel at 5 p.m. to arrive at the Jolly Roger Pirate Ship which departs at 5.30 for persons to view the sunset. Food, a full bar and music will be included. Ticket must be obtained from the Secretariat.
  • Thursday: The convention dinner will be hosted at Accra Beach Hotel and incorporates, music by a live band with floorshow.
  • Friday is a Free Evening and allows delegates to experience the highly rated cuisine of our restaurants on the south coast.
  • Saturday: A visit to our main fishing port, “OISTINS” where local culture, stalls, entertainment, karaoke; food and drink can be enjoyed.

April 23, 2019

Chair

06:30
Dr. Eugene Gamble

Registration

07:30

Exhibitor’ Setup & Yoga on the lawn

07:30  -  09:30

Coffee Break

09:15  -  09:30

Word from sponsor

09:30  -  09:45

Digital Marketing For Dentistry. & Sales Funnels for Customer Acquisition

09:45  -  10:45
Dr. Luis Cuesta

– How the social media platforms separate you from your money
– Boost your Post vs real Facebook advertising
– Google advertising
– Does SEO really help?
– Define your Buying Persona
– The key is the Follow-up
– Learn Email Automation
– Learn how to build your Sales Funnels

The Passive Dentist. What If You Can’t Practice Anymore?

10:45  -  11:45
Dr. Luis Cuesta

– Yes, anything can happen in your career, better be prepared!
– Yes, it is wise not to put all eggs in one basket
– Ways to hedge yourself against adversity
– You cannot invest if you don’t save enough
– Your mindset to reduce costs and save more
– Your mindset towards financial freedom
– If you cannot remove yourself from your practice, you don’t have a business
– Where to invest then?
– How having other sources of income will help your dental practice

Lunch

11:45  -  12:45

Word From sponsor

12:45  -  01:00

(Antimicrobial Photo Dynamic Technique)  Laser for Periodontal/ Endodontic treatment

13:00  -  14:00
Dr. Luis Cuesta

– Holistic is better accepted than antibiotics
– How you can kill germs 4cm deep in the tissue
– How you can treat obliterated root canals
– How to present laser therapy to your patients

2D Smile Design Calibration with 3D Invisalign Clincheck

14:00  -  15:00
Dr. Luis Cuesta

– Diagnose, plan and communicate your Digital Smile Design
– The challenge of 2D Smile Design to 3D Aligners
– Software and workflows for Smile Design Aligners
– Get a predictable and symmetric smile outcome
– Provide a predictable pre-prosthetic space

Ozone Therapy for Periodontal & Conservative Rx

15:00  -  16:00
Dr. Luis Cuesta

– Holistic approach through oxygen therapy
– Forget about hypersensitivity post cavity restoration
– Treat abscesses without antibiotics
– Full mouth disinfection prior to root scaling
– Communicate the benefits to your patients
– Automated patient feedback, let them appreciate you!

April 24, 2019

Chair

06:30
Dr. Derek Golding

Registration

07:30

Word From Sponsor

08:00  -  08:15

No BS Dentistry : To Stress or Not To Stress

08:15  -  09:30
Dr. Emily Letran

As dental business owners, we all want to have MORE in our lives: MORE success at work, MORE happiness, MORE money, MORE passion.

Being successful in a business, at any position or level, requires you to activate your full potential, control your stress, and become high performer at whatever you do.

Dr. Letran will share strategies and actionable steps to maximize your production and influence. Topics discussed range from developing clear goals, focusing on a productive schedule, to how to position oneself as a community leader. The audience will leave with a clear action plan that can be implemented immediately to become a high-performance leader. 

Coffee Break

09:30  -  09:45

What To Expect When You’re Expecting”: Getting The Team To Do What You Want

09:45  -  11:00
Dr. Emily Letran

Training your team is one of the most important tasks you need to focus on in your office.  Having clear expectations, providing feedbacks, communicate expressively, and holding the team to a level of competency will help grow your practice tremendously. This presentation will provide several examples addressing and resolving conflicts in your dental office, whether it is with a patient or a team member.

Dr. Emily Letran Magnetic Marketing: “How To  Keep A Patient More than 20 Years “

11:00  -  12:15
Dr. Emily Letran

Through real life stories and specific examples of her 25+ years’ experience as a dentist / entrepreneur, Dr. Letran will help you implement strategies in achieving success, both in personal and business life. You will learn how to implement her ACTION framework, Appreciation, Communication, Trust, Investment, Open-mindedness, and Never give up strategies.

This presentation will give specific marketing strategies to increase internal and external referral, patient retention, customer appreciation, and tracking metrics in your marketing strategies. It will also inspire audience to think beyond the local office to the global impact one can create thereby leaving a legacy for the next generation.
 

Lunch

12:15  -  13:15

Word From Sponsor

13:15  -  13:30

“What Is Your Practice Worth? “

13:30  -  13:45
Mr. Timothy A. Brown

Mr. Brown is a businessman and realtor with modern ideas by which the value of solo or multi practices can be determined. He has customized this presentation to illustrate and illuminate themes and trends that are of interest to dentists at all stages of their careers to improve their working environment and practice development.

Marketing Yourself & Your Practice

14:45  -  16:00
Mr. Timothy A. Brown

This lecture will provide a variety of avenues that can be taken by dentists to market themselves. In this lecture, Mr. Brown will provide insight into understanding and identifying the potential of today’s dental market. This message will inspire and energize dentists to reach their highest potential to thereby acquire the business acumen needed for success with this enthusiastic, insightful presentation.

Opening Ceremony & Reception

17:00  -  20:00

Sunset Cruise. Transport departs Accra @ 1700

18:00  -  24:00

April 25, 2019

Chair

06:30
Dr. Alison Mayers

Registration

07:30

Word From Sponsor

08:00  -  08:15

One-Day Dental MBA Clinical Course

08:15  -  09:30
Dr. Howard Farran

This course will provide the tools needed to help build a rewarding, meaningful and profitable dental office. Applying these tools provides the ultimate staffing formula to create high energy for performance under stress, while still achieving daily goals. In addition, teaching how to control your account receivables with bonuses, and the three things you manage: people, time and money. These practices will ultimately turn patients into raving fans.

Topics include:
– Basic business fundamentals
– Dental Practice profitability with diminished stress
– Staffing formula for a highly motivated team
– Profitable practice marketing
– Learn to manage: people, time and money

Dr. Farran’s “One-Day Dental MBA” lecture shows how you can help build a remarkable dental office that will make a difference to your community. Spend the day learning practical hands-on applications that can be immediately translated to your own practice, no matter what your role is in the dental office.

Coffee Break

09:30  -  09:45

One-Day Dental MBA Clinical Course

09:45  -  11:00
Dr. Howard Farran

This course will provide the tools needed to help build a rewarding, meaningful and profitable dental office. Applying these tools provides the ultimate staffing formula to create high energy for performance under stress, while still achieving daily goals. In addition, teaching how to control your account receivables with bonuses, and the three things you manage: people, time and money. These practices will ultimately turn patients into raving fans.

Topics include:
– Basic business fundamentals
– Dental Practice profitability with diminished stress
– Staffing formula for a highly motivated team
– Profitable practice marketing
– Learn to manage: people, time and money

Dr. Farran’s “One-Day Dental MBA” lecture shows how you can help build a remarkable dental office that will make a difference to your community. Spend the day learning practical hands-on applications that can be immediately translated to your own practice, no matter what your role is in the dental office.

One-Day Dental MBA Clinical Course

11:00  -  12:15
Dr. Howard Farran

This course will provide the tools needed to help build a rewarding, meaningful and profitable dental office. Applying these tools provides the ultimate staffing formula to create high energy for performance under stress, while still achieving daily goals. In addition, teaching how to control your account receivables with bonuses, and the three things you manage: people, time and money. These practices will ultimately turn patients into raving fans.

Topics include:
– Basic business fundamentals
– Dental Practice profitability with diminished stress
– Staffing formula for a highly motivated team
– Profitable practice marketing
– Learn to manage: people, time and money

Dr. Farran’s “One-Day Dental MBA” lecture shows how you can help build a remarkable dental office that will make a difference to your community. Spend the day learning practical hands-on applications that can be immediately translated to your own practice, no matter what your role is in the dental office.

Lunch

12:15  -  13:15

Word From Sponsor

13:15  -  13:30

One-Day Dental MBA Clinical Course

13:30  -  14:45
Dr. Howard Farran

This course will provide the tools needed to help build a rewarding, meaningful and profitable dental office. Applying these tools provides the ultimate staffing formula to create high energy for performance under stress, while still achieving daily goals. In addition, teaching how to control your account receivables with bonuses, and the three things you manage: people, time and money. These practices will ultimately turn patients into raving fans.

Topics include:
– Basic business fundamentals
– Dental Practice profitability with diminished stress
– Staffing formula for a highly motivated team
– Profitable practice marketing
– Learn to manage: people, time and money

Dr. Farran’s “One-Day Dental MBA” lecture shows how you can help build a remarkable dental office that will make a difference to your community. Spend the day learning practical hands-on applications that can be immediately translated to your own practice, no matter what your role is in the dental office.

One-Day Dental MBA Clinical Course

14:45  -  17:00
Dr. Howard Farran

This course will provide the tools needed to help build a rewarding, meaningful and profitable dental office. Applying these tools provides the ultimate staffing formula to create high energy for performance under stress, while still achieving daily goals. In addition, teaching how to control your account receivables with bonuses, and the three things you manage: people, time and money. These practices will ultimately turn patients into raving fans.

Topics include:
– Basic business fundamentals
– Dental Practice profitability with diminished stress
– Staffing formula for a highly motivated team
– Profitable practice marketing
– Learn to manage: people, time and money

Dr. Farran’s “One-Day Dental MBA” lecture shows how you can help build a remarkable dental office that will make a difference to your community. Spend the day learning practical hands-on applications that can be immediately translated to your own practice, no matter what your role is in the dental office.

Dinner & Dance – Convention Dinner & Show

18:00  -  22:00

April 26, 2019

Chair

06:30
Dr. Kim Burton

Registration

07:30

Word From Sponsor

08:00  -  08:15

Where the rubber meets the Road.

08:15  -  09:30
Dr. Stace Lind

1. Composites made simple and predictable. Repairability and versatility chairside.
2. Bonding techniques for strength for our buildups, composites, and crowns.
3. Adhesion and Cohesion dentistry for our Lithium Disilicates and Zirconia dentistry.
4. The power is in the proper provisional. Easier crown seating and chairside efficiency.
5. The impression

Coffee Break

09:30  -  09:45

Where the rubber meets the Road.

09:45  -  11:00
Dr. Stace Lind

1. Composites made simple and predictable. Repairability and versatility chairside.
2. Bonding techniques for strength for our buildups, composites, and crowns.
3. Adhesion and Cohesion dentistry for our Lithium Disilicates and Zirconia dentistry.
4. The power is in the proper provisional. Easier crown seating and chairside efficiency.
5. The impression

Where the rubber meets the Road.

11:00  -  12:15
Dr. Stace Lind

1. Composites made simple and predictable. Repairability and versatility chairside.
2. Bonding techniques for strength for our buildups, composites, and crowns.
3. Adhesion and Cohesion dentistry for our Lithium Disilicates and Zirconia dentistry.
4. The power is in the proper provisional. Easier crown seating and chairside efficiency.
5. The impression

Lunch

12:15  -  13:15

Word From Sponsor

13:15  -  13:30

Needing an alignment in our practice

13:30  -  14:45
Dr. Stace Lind

1. Tissue hemostasis, tissue health, and tissue replacement.
2. Implants for bone maintenence and tooth replacement.
3. Occlusion in teeth and dentures for better stability of the bite.
4. Laboratory communication: Occlusal records, shading in proper lighting, stable materials,
and impressions.
5. Single tooth to full mouth rehabilitation. Provisional to Permanent transfers. Assisting the
worn out dentition in a practical financial way for each patient.

Needing an alignment in our practice

14:45  -  16:00
Dr. Stace Lind

1. Tissue hemostasis, tissue health, and tissue replacement.
2. Implants for bone maintenence and tooth replacement.
3. Occlusion in teeth and dentures for better stability of the bite.
4. Laboratory communication: Occlusal records, shading in proper lighting, stable materials,
and impressions.
5. Single tooth to full mouth rehabilitation. Provisional to Permanent transfers. Assisting the
worn out dentition in a practical financial way for each patient.

Free Evening

16:00

April 27, 2019

Chair

06:30
Dr. Mark Daisley

Registration

07:30

Word From Sponsor

08:00  -  08:15

Silver Diamine Fluoride:  The Game Change

08:15  -  09:30
Dr. Mario Martinez

This lecture provides an interactive discussion about the newest phenomenon in paediatric dentistry known as medical management of caries, specifically the use of silver diamine fluoride. This lecture will review the indications, use and follow up requirements for the product. Also discussed are limitations, future directions and the science behind this game changing phenomenon.

Coffee Break

09:30  -  09:45

Integration of Digital Technology In Implant Dentistry

09:45  -  11:00
Prof. Alvaro Ordonez

Dentistry is a dynamic profession and the development of digital technologies has become a reality for both general and specialists’ dentists. The purpose of this lecture is to show proven methods and protocols for incorporation of digital technologies in all dental practices with special focus on implant and crown & bridge dentistry.
Incorporation of such technologies into your dental practice will be discussed as they have created a massive impact in the way dentistry is currently practiced with the integration different devices. Also being discussed is the customization of protocols specific to each individual technology which becomes a necessary tool and once used effectively, makes the practice of dentistry more cost effective, immediate and allows for easier case acceptance by patients.

Integration of Digital Technology In Implant Dentistry

11:00  -  12:15
Prof. Alvaro Ordonez

Lunch

12:15  -  13:15

Word From Sponsor

13:15  -  13:30

Know your Dental Equipment

13:30  -  14:45
Mr. Willard J. J. Wallace

The lectures will extend for two periods to cover the majority of equipment in use in any dental operatory. It must be remembered that dental equipment is the life blood in any dental office and it is imperative that it remains functional if earnings are to be maintained. This lecture is interactive as some delegates will want to discuss problems that they have encountered and this will provide further knowledge as it relates to solutions.

The lecture will cover:

  • Preventive maintenance.
  • How to identify potential problems by listening.
  • Simple solution(s) for some problems that can damage expensive equipment.
  • Due to dynamic improvements, delegates will be made aware of the advantages and disadvantages of such advanced technology.

Know your Dental Equipment

14:45  -  16:00
Mr. Willard J. J. Wallace

The lectures will extend for two periods to cover the majority of equipment in use in any dental operatory. It must be remembered that dental equipment is the life blood in any dental office and it is imperative that it remains functional if earnings are to be maintained. This lecture is interactive as some delegates will want to discuss problems that they have encountered and this will provide further knowledge as it relates to solutions.

The lecture will cover:

  • Preventive maintenance.
  • How to identify potential problems by listening.
  • Simple solution(s) for some problems that can damage expensive equipment.
  • Due to dynamic improvements, delegates will be made aware of the advantages and disadvantages of such advanced techn

Evening At Oistins Fish Market

18:00

April 28, 2019

Chair

06:30
Ms. Nicole Alleyne

Registration

07:30

Word From Sponsor

08:00  -  08:30

Training and Accreditation Can Fly for DSA’s

08:30  -  09:45
Lauren Furbert

This presentation is geared for dental surgery assistants (DSA’s) who will have the opportunity to appreciate :-

  • The progress that has been made in setting up a certification course
  • Future opportunities
  • What is required to enroll in the course
  • Infection control refresher

The lecture therefore provides delegates with updated information on gaining certification in Barbados; information on future possibilities; opportunities that are available; how to qualify for course enrollment and a refresher presentation on infection-control. DSA and dental delegates are encouraged to attend on Sunday morning as Ms. Furbert will provide a current update about Board Certification. She will endeavor to answer any questions which delegates have.

“If you are an interested DSA, please come and participate in our discussion”.

Coffee Break

09:45  -  10:00

Training and Accreditation Can Fly for DSA’s

10:00  -  11:15
Lauren Furbert

This presentation is geared for dental surgery assistants (DSA’s) who will have the opportunity to appreciate :-

  • The progress that has been made in setting up a certification course
  • Future opportunities
  • What is required to enroll in the course
  • Infection control refresher

The lecture therefore provides delegates with updated information on gaining certification in Barbados; information on future possibilities; opportunities that are available; how to qualify for course enrollment and a refresher presentation on infection-control. DSA and dental delegates are encouraged to attend on Sunday morning as Ms. Furbert will provide a current update about Board Certification. She will endeavor to answer any questions which delegates have.

“If you are an interested DSA, please come and participate in our discussion”.

Training and Accreditation Can Fly for DSA’s

11:15  -  12:30
Lauren Furbert

This presentation is geared for dental surgery assistants (DSA’s) who will have the opportunity to appreciate :-

  • The progress that has been made in setting up a certification course
  • Future opportunities
  • What is required to enroll in the course
  • Infection control refresher

The lecture therefore provides delegates with updated information on gaining certification in Barbados; information on future possibilities; opportunities that are available; how to qualify for course enrollment and a refresher presentation on infection-control. DSA and dental delegates are encouraged to attend on Sunday morning as Ms. Furbert will provide a current update about Board Certification. She will endeavor to answer any questions which delegates have.

“If you are an interested DSA, please come and participate in our discussion”.

Lunch

12:30  -  13:30