The inaugural Glidewell Dental Symposium will be held on Friday, November 17 at the Dallas Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. It will bring together nearly a dozen speakers who will discuss a variety of tools and techniques aimed at achieving clinical and business success within the modern practice. Topics will include aesthetic dentistry, dental implants, tissue regeneration, sleep-related dentistry, and practice management.
“Dentists have more new challenges and opportunities today than at any other time in recent history. On the one hand, the advancement of dental technology continues to introduce new treatment modalities and make traditional ones more predictable, efficient, and reliable than ever before,” said Neil Park, DMD, vice president of clinical affairs at Glidewell Dental.
“But we also live in an age of increased financial pressures, as well as a rising demand of patients expecting outstanding aesthetic outcomes and accustomed to greater comfort and convenience. This means that today’s clinicians face mounting pressure to keep abreast of the latest improvements,” Park said.
“Contemporary dentists are surely aware of these new developments, but may still be wondering which might be most beneficial to their practice or how to incorporate them. The scope and speed with which new options have proliferated in the marketplace can make it difficult to assess those solutions most valuable to a particular practitioner,” Park said.
“With new technology, there’s always the question: What is the cost of adoption? I’ve always preferred to ask: What is the cost of delay?” said Jim Glidewell, CDT, founder and president of Glidewell Dental. “In dentistry, we must strive first and foremost to provide the best possible service for our patients. In following this creed, I’ve found that those of us looking to advance the industry, adapting at the speed of change, often end up benefitting greatly ourselves.”
Jack Hahn, DDS, a pioneer in dental implantology, will provide the closing keynote. Glidewell Dental is an ADA CERP recognized provider and an AGD Approved PACE Program Provider. Attendees will be able to earn up to 8 units of continuing education. Breakfast and a full lunch will be provided. There will be an evening cocktail reception as well. Registration costs $125 before September 30 and $195 afterward.