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    Exceptional Speakers and Dental Influencers. 9 Credentialed CE Hours. 12 Months of Post FAST-TRAK Coaching. Network + Chill Kickoff Party. Interactive Sessions.
    September 6-8, 2019 – San Francisco, CA | October 18-20, 2019 – Boston, MA

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2019 SPEAKERS

EXCEPTIONAL SPEAKERS & INFLUENCERS
9 CREDENTIALED CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS

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.

Chris Salierno, DDS

Chris Salierno, DDS

Practice Owner, Broadhollow Dentistry

Practice Building Session: Branding and Influencing: 3 Keys for Success with Chris Salierno, DDS

How do you brand yourself as a dentist in a market overwhelmed with other dentists? Even more, how do you become an Influencer? In this talk, Dr. Salierno will share from his personal experience in...

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Chris Salierno, DDS

How do you brand yourself as a dentist in a market overwhelmed with other dentists? Even more, how do you become an Influencer? In this talk, Dr. Salierno will share from his personal experience in branding and becoming a dental Influencer, both in his local area and beyond.

Audience Takeaways:
- Understand how to differentiate your practice
- Develop a strong branding strategy
- Learn what it takes to become a dental Influencer

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Salierno is an international lecturer and author on the subject of dental implants and cosmetics. He has published numerous articles and webcasts on smile design and implant prosthetics. One of his niche areas of research is the emerging field of implant complications and rehabilitation. He is the Editor-in-Chief of a national publication for dental professionals.

Dr. Salierno received his B.S. from Muhlenberg College and his D.D.S. from SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. He completed his formal training at Stony Brook Hospital’s General Practice Residency program where he focused on implant prosthetics.

While in dental school, he was the National President of the American Student Dental Association. He is the past president of the Suffolk County Dental Society. He also has held various leadership positions in the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He happily resides in Huntington Village and enjoys film, art, and travel.

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.

Zachary Sisler, DDS

Zachary Sisler, DDS

Associate Faculty, The Dawson Academy

Clinical CE Session: A Dentist’s Guide to Practical and Artistic Photography

Next to the high-speed handpiece, the digital SLR camera could be considered one of the most productive pieces of equipment in a dental office. The goal of this course is to enable the general dentist to implement high quality digital photography into their practice. Stop wasting time on clever analogies to help patients understand their condition and simply take a picture. A patient cannot want what they cannot see, and a simple photo could open the floodgates of potential treatment. But why is it so often underutilized? Do you struggle with achieving a consistent standardized photo? If so, this course is designed to ease some of those frustrations while bringing back enjoyment in taking a good photo and gaining better production. High quality digital dental photography will help increase case acceptance, promote good laboratory communication and develop your esthetic dentistry portfolio.

Objectives:
– Review the basics of aperture, ISO and shutter speed
– Learn the appropriate settings to obtain stellar portrait and intraoral photography
– Develop a systematic protocol for standardized views
– Learn how to help patients visualize, understand and acknowledge their existing conditions: A patient can’t want what they can’t see.
– Comprehend the importance of photography for case presentation and case acceptance
– Realize the importance of laboratory communication for the difficult single central incisor up to the complex full mouth rehabilitation
– Discover how to empower patients through the use of photography, taking them from timid to confident all through a new smile and a simple photo
– Tips & Tricks for website/social media marketing

Dr. Zachary Sisler received his Doctoral of Dental Surgery degree from West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 2010. Since graduation, he has immersed himself in over 950 hours of Continuing Education covering all facets of dentistry. He has multiple publications in Inside Dentistry, Compendium and Dental Economics. In 2018, he was invited to become an Associate Faculty for The Dawson Academy. As an Associate Faculty, he attends seminars and hands-on courses to mentor current students on their path to becoming a comprehensive dentist. His commitment to education extends beyond attending courses and writing articles. Dr. Sisler lectures to local study clubs and his alma mater at WVU on functional occlusion and its role in esthetic dentistry. He currently maintains a private practice in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania that focuses on Cosmetic, Implant & Restorative Dentistry.

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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM FAST-TRAK LIVE

9 CE and INSPIRING COACHES.

You’ll earn 9 credentialed CE hours 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.

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 3 hour hands-on esthetics/photography session, 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. Our goal is for you to be armed with the information to help you do dentistry your way.

EDUCATIONAL
SESSIONS
ONGOING
MONTHLY
COACHING
12 MONTHS OF COACHING – FREE.

After FAST-TRAK LIVE, you’ll join our private FAST-TRAK cohort online, where you will access critical resources and training, build friendships 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 – Full Payment Registration, $997 (inc. VIP Experience)

Limited Time BOGO offer through 8/31/2019. No promo code needed.

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

Limited Time BOGO offer through 8/31/2019. No promo code needed.

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.

September 6-8, 2019 | San Francisco, CA
and October 18-20, 2019 | Boston, BA

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-9:30a: 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)

9:30a-10:30a: Welcome and 5 Pillars of Fast-Trak with David Rice, DDS

10:30a-10:45a: Break

10:45a-12p: Branding and Influencing: 3 Keys for Success with Chris Salierno, DDS

12p-1p: Group Lunch and Interactive Session

1p-1:45p: How To Be Trending: Achieving Peak Performance in Your Community with Laura Picano, DDS

1:45-2:30p: Finding Your Dream Dental Practice: The What, Where, Who and Why with James Wanamaker, DDS

2:3op-2:45p: Break

2:45p-4:45p: The Business Side of Dentistry: Adopting a CEO Mindset with Jonathan Miller

4:45p-5:30p: Day 1 Closing

5:30p-6:30p: Club FAST-TRAK Happy Hour

Sunday

8a-11a: Clinical CE Session: A Dentist’s Guide to Practical and Artistic Photography with Dr. Zachery Sisler, DDS

11a-12p: Case Closed: Unlocking Your Patient’s YES with David Rice, DDS + Closing

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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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