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  • GROWING YOUR DENTAL PRACTICE AS A YOUNG DENTIST? START HERE.

    For Leading Dental Professionals and Influencers.
    20 Credentialed CE Hours. Lifetime Post FAST-TRAK Coaching. Network+Chill Kickoff Party. Interactive Sessions.
    October 18-20, 2019 -Downtown Boston

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2019 SPEAKERS

EXCEPTIONAL SPEAKERS & INFLUENCERS
20 CREDENTIALED CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS + LIFETIME COACHING

David Rice, DDS

David Rice, DDS

Founder of igniteDDS

Dr. Rice is the founder of the nation’s largest new dentist and student dentist community, igniteDDS. Dr. Rice travels the world speaking with today’s dental students ...

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Dr. David Rice

Dr. Rice is the founder of the nation’s largest new dentist and student dentist community, igniteDDS. When he’s not working at his team-centered restorative and implant practice in East Amherst, NY, Dr. Rice travels the world under the ignite DDS banner, speaking with today’s dental students and young dentists, and helping shape tomorrow’s most successful dental practices. Dr. Rice lives in St. Petersburg, FL.

Bianca Velayo, DMD

Bianca Velayo, DMD

Practice Owner, Green Valley Smiles Dentistry

Practice Building Session: Social Media Leverage and Scale with Bianca Velayo, DMD

How do you stand out as a dentist in a market overwhelmed with other dentists from a social media perspective? Even more, how do you translate your brand to patients online? In this talk, Dr. Velayo will share...

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Bianca Velayo

How do you stand out as a dentist in a market overwhelmed with other dentists from a social media perspective? Even more, how do you translate your brand to patients online? In this talk, Dr. Velayo will share practical advice on succeeding in social media. Whether you‘re starting a new practice or transforming an existing one, you’ll learn how to stand out from the crowd.

Audience Takeaways:
- Leveraging the right social media profiles
- How to engage Influencers to gain scale quickly online
- The right images to post and when

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Bianca Velayo is the owner of Green Valley Smiles Dentistry, a Pacific Dental Services-supported practice. She grew up on Long Island, New York and received her D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2015. Dr. Velayo is the creator of the “Oral Health Minute” video series which can be viewed on her Youtube and Instagram page @dr.biancavelayo. In her spare time she enjoys working out, playing music and spending time with her friends and family.

Johnathan Miller

Johnathan Miller

Fortune Management Practice Growth Coach and Start Up Expert

Practice Building Session: The Business Side of Dentistry: Adopting a CEO Mindset

In this session, attendees will learn the foundational principles necessary to manage the business side of dentistry.There will be a real world focus on what is vital for a practice to grow, be profitable, and be rewarding, no matter which kind of dental practice...

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Johnathan Miller

In this session, attendees will learn the foundational principles necessary to manage the business side of dentistry. There will be a real world focus on what is vital for a practice to grow, be profitable, and be rewarding, no matter which kind of dental practice you’re pursuing. Additionally you’ll learn the value of being the CEO as well as the dentist. We’ll teach you how to harness the critical skills for mindset shifting and communication that gets people to want to follow your lead, and how to get the best from both patients and team.

Audience Takeaways:
- How to read Financial statements to determine when a practice to right to purchase
- When to start Developing team culture in your practice for massive growth
- Where to focus on the proven 3 ways to grow your practice blueprint
- Principles for creating your business plan
- How to get the banks to approve your loan with the best terms no matter which path is best for you

Speaker Bio:
Jonathan Miller has dedicated the past 12 years working with dentists exclusively in helping them realize their visions of practice ownership, and has helped open over 200 new dental offices with nearly a thousand doctors. Jonathan is an experienced public speaker and has been invited to speak year after year to some of the top dental schools in the country like USC, UCLA, University of Pennsylvania and Temple.

Laura Picano, DDS

Laura Picano, DDS

Practice Owner, East Amherst Dental Center

Practice Building Session: How To Be Trending: Achieving Peak Performance in Your Community

When Influencers peak perform they become known as “trending”. We all know the power of trending in social media - the question is how do you “trend” in your own community among your peers?

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Laura Picano, DDS

When Influencers peak perform they become known as “trending”. We all know the power of trending in social media - the question is how do you “trend” in your own community among your peers? Own that and you’ll Fast-Track your practice growth!

Audience Takeaways:
- How to build a strong reputation in the market
- Keys for becoming the "Dentist to the Dentists"
- Strategies for building a personal brand under the umbrella of your practice
- Learn how to get more referrals from Specialists

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Laura Picano graduated with honors from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine minoring in prosthodontics and pediatric dentistry. She completed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital gaining experience is all aspects of patient care. Her research in oral biology has been published in multiple journals and presented at several national conferences. She is involved in IgniteDDS as a speaker and works to publish for Dental Economics. She currently is a partner at a practice in East Amherst, New York.

James Wanamaker, DDS

James Wanamaker, DDS

Practice Owner, Smiles of Skaneateles

Practice Building Session: Finding your Dream Dental Practice: The What, Where, Who and Why

The dental landscape is rapidly changing with the rise of corporate dental practices and commoditization of health care. Many new dentists are struggling to find the practice that fits their career vision...

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James Wanamaker, DDS

The dental landscape is rapidly changing with the rise of corporate dental practices and commoditization of health care. Many new dentists are struggling to find the practice that fits their career vision. Finding your dream practice position does not have to be a mystery. This session will help you thrive in this changing environment by showing you where to look, what to look for, who to talk to, and how to market yourself. You will leave armed with tools to develop a personal plan to find your dream dental practice.

Audience Takeaways:
- Discover where to look to find your dream practice
- Learn what to look for and what to avoid in their practice search
- Identify the key people who can help locate your dream practice
- Understand how to market yourself to prospective employers or partnership opportunities

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Wanamaker earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 2016 with a concentration in pediatric dentistry. Following dental school, he then completed a post-doctoral General Practice Residency at SUNY Upstate Hospital and the Syracuse VA Hospital. Dr. Wanamaker also lectures across the country for IgniteDDS, a dental education company for new dentists. He is currently practicing with Drs. Sean Smith and Gard Lorey in Skaneateles.

Lucas Shapiro, DDS

Lucas Shapiro, DDS

Nehal Shah, DDS degree anticipated 2022

Nehal Shah, DDS degree anticipated 2022

Clinical CE Session: Photography for Young Dentists

This course is for young dentists to learn quickly yet thoroughly how to use your new dslr. This is not some slow paced Apple store course for your grandparents. This is everything you need to know about dental photography in 2.5 hours.  1/2 lecture, 1/2 hands on.

Objectives:
– Master the basic settings of your camera: aperture, iso, shutter speed, light
– Understand different lights and which one is best for you and your practice: ring, twin, softbox
– Learn how to take those artsy Instagram pics you see everywhere
Diogo Alves, DDS

Diogo Alves, DDS

DSDApp: Facially Driven Smile Designs using Digital Workflows

Communication with your patients in dentistry is essential.  DSDApp allows you to create a beautiful facially driven smile that gives the patient a chance to become a co-author of their own design. It is also a great motivational tool as patients visualize exactly how they will look when all restorative treatment is completed. DSDApp helps YOU transform lives.

About Dr. Alves
Dr. Diogo Alves, DDS received his Post-graduate Diploma in Implantology and Implant Prosthodontics from the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil. He is an alumni of New York University’s Dentistry Linhart Continuing Dental Education Program, participating in courses focused on Implantology and Periodontics. Dr. Alves attained his MBA in Strategic Business Management from Fundação Getúlio Vargas. He enhanced his matriculation by studying Project Management and Digital Marketing at NYU’s School of Professional Studies. Dr. Alves is actively involved in teaching digital workflows and consulting dental practitioners on how to improve their business and attract new patients. Currently, he is the head instructor at DSDApp where he focuses on helping practices and labs integrate digital workflows.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM FAST-TRAK LIVE

20 CE and INSPIRING COACHES.

You’ll earn 20 credentialed CE hours sponsored by Patterson Dental during Fast-Trak and you’ll have a great time doing it with the Speakers and Coaches we have lined up. As your vision for your dental career continues to evolve, you don’t have to figure it all out on your own. That route is filled with daunting, complicated processes and hard lessons along the way. Choose the smarter path by joining the igniteDDS FAST-TRAK movement! igniteDDS and Fortune Management have teamed up with some of the most successful dentists in the country to build a program tailored just for you, guided by David Rice, DDS, the Founder of igniteDDS, and our team of practice success coaches.

Prerequisite: No, 20 Lecture CDE’s

INSPIRING
COACHES
JOIN OUR
VIP
EXPERIENCE
JOIN OUR VIP EXPERIENCE.

Register for FAST-TRAK Live with the full payment option and join us for a VIP networking experience that you’ll never forget. Those who participate in this opportunity know that experiences like this in the dental industry are rare. You’ll get to know our speakers better, interact with dental companies that represent some of the largest brands in our industry, and gain from one-on-one VIP conversations. You’ll leave with an entirely new group of colleagues who you’ll establish lifelong connections with.

EDUCATIONAL AND CLINICAL SESSIONS.

Our Clinical Session will consist of a hands-on esthetics/photography session at Fast-Trak where you’ll gain more insight into this popular area of dentistry. During the practice management educational sessions, you’ll hear from Dr. Rice and his team of experts to help you manage everything from branding and marketing to financial management and financing options. You’ll earn 20 CE in person at Fast-Trak and have the opportunity to earn 11+ more hours through our livestream CE offered in our Fast-Trak Mentoring Group. Our goal is for you to be armed with the information to help you do dentistry your way.

EDUCATIONAL
SESSIONS
ONGOING
MONTHLY
COACHING
FOREVER ACCESS TO OUR ONLINE COACHING FORUM – FREE.

After FAST-TRAK LIVE, you’ll join our private FAST-TRAK cohort online, where you will access critical resources and training, build friendships, earn the full 20 CE, and meet monthly with our success coaches. Your membership in the cohort never expires! Each month will feature practice management discussions, hot-seat coaching and answers to your questions by our team. This FAST-TRAK cohort is where you’ll experience extreme value, because you’ll have someone to help you when you’re in the midst of implementing what you’ve learned. Through this community you’ll continue to define your destination, with a clear, direct route paved by the experience of those who have traveled the same path and achieved extraordinary success.

FUN, FRIENDS, FOOD.

There’s more to FAST-TRAK than just great sessions and CE hours – there’s also a lot of fun! How could it not be with our Network + Chill Kickoff Party which provides you with the opportunity to socialize with Coaches, Dental Brands and Influencers who WANT you to be successful. You’ll have fun and network, enjoy great food and meet other attendees who become new friends.

FUN
FRIENDS
FOOD

EASY PAYMENT OPTIONS

Enjoy the FAST-TRAK experience up close and personal when you register today. You’ll expand your knowledge of practice management, get hands-on clinical experience, grow your network and create new connections! Attend FAST-TRAK and create a vision for your future, TODAY.

The FAST-TRAK Live Experience Boston- Full Payment Registration, $997 (inc. VIP Experience)

The FAST-TRAK Live Experience Boston – 6 Month Installment Plan Registration, $192/month for 6 months

*STUDENT* The FAST-TRAK Live Experience Boston – $195 (one time)

2019 AGENDA

Dr. Rice and his team designed the ultimate FAST-TRAK Live Experience based on 20+ years of working with young dentists to help them achieve success. Below is the agenda that will take you through his high-level process built to achieve in-depth learning objectives.

October 18-20, 2019 | Boston, MA | Sheraton Boston, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199

Friday

7p-Until: Network + Chill Kickoff Party

You’ve never been to a networking party until you’ve experienced one hosted by igniteDDS! Arrive early so you’ll be on time…this is an event you don’t want to miss!

Saturday

8a-8:30a: The FAST-TRAK VIP Experience with David Rice, DDS, Success Coaches, Brand Sponsors and Dental Influencer Team (for registered in full participants only, breakfast provided)

8:30a-10:00a: Welcome and 5 Pillars of Fast-Trak with David Rice, DDS

10:0a-10:15a: Break

10:15a-11a: Trending. with Laura Picano, DDS

11a-11:45a: Finding Your Dream Dental Practice: The What, Where, Who and Why with James Wanamaker, DDS

11:45p-1p: Lunch and Group Photo

1p-1:30p: How to Be a Great Young Dentist Lend with Mr. Gavin Shea, Wells Fargo

1:30-2:30p: The Business Side of Dentistry (Part 1) with Jonathan Miller

2:3op-2:45p: How NOT to Overspend on Your Lease with CARR Reality

2:45p-3p: Break

3p-4:30p: The Business Side of Dentistry (Part 2) with Jonathan Miller

4:30p-6p: Break

6p-7:30p: Tour of Fenway Park (dinner on your own)

Sunday

8a-8:30a: Light Breakfast

8:30a-9:15a: Social Media Leverage and Scale with Bianca Velayo, DDS

9:15a-9:30a: Website

9:30a-10a: Digital Smile Design presentation

10a-10:15a: Break

10:15a-12p: Photography for the Young Dentist with Lucas Shapiro, DDS and Nehal Shah (DDS anticipated 2022)

12p-12:45p: Lunch

12:45p-1p: Care Credit presentation

1p-2:30p: Case Closed with David Rice, DDS

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David Rice, DDS

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YOUR CONFERENCE HOST

David Rice, DDS is the founder of the largest young dentist and dental student organization, igniteDDS. igniteDDS is more than a community, it’s a movement of the millennial generation of young dentists working today. Dr. Rice created the concept of FAST-TRAK with the goal of creating an experience offline that mirrors what we all love about igniteDDS’ online presence.

When he’s not working at his team-centered restorative and implant practice in East Amherst, NY, Dr. Rice travels the world under the ignite DDS banner, speaking with today’s dental students and young dentists, and helping shape tomorrow’s most successful dental practices.

With free access to guided videos, job opportunities, blogs, and educational resources, igniteDDS is the absolute best way to build your dental career.

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