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Prosthodontics in the 21st Century & Managing Your Practice and Personal Finances for Optimum Profitability and Success

7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip San Juan, Puerto Rico
February 17 - 24, 2019
Royal Caribbean's <em>Freedom of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas
14 CE Credits

Course Fees:

$795 for Dentists
$650 for Dental Staff
Spouse fee: $295 

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Target Audience

Dentists, Dental Staff, Spouses,

Program Purpose

Prosthodontics in the 21st Century



It is no secret that today, with new materials and computerized manufacturing we are planning and building our prosthetic cases in a radically different way. Things are changing so fast, it is difficult to keep up. Our problem as clinicians is the vast majority of us were never exposed or trained in these techniques. The change in manufacturing also requires a change in how we approach our cases, and how we make clinical choices.

In this seminar, we will start with the basic material in the modern esthetic case, Ceramics. We will make a case for using this material and will cover its chemistry and structure. Different ceramic systems will be covered along with their clinical implications and how they are handled in the dental laboratory. The last part of the ceramic seminar will focus on those ceramic systems that require CAD CAM manufacturing along with their clinical implications.

Our next topic will cover the Science and Art of Color, and how that applies to our ceramic systems. We will go over the complexity of why we make errors in our choices, and what we must do to overcome those errors.

We will end our journey by going into the detail of using digital equipment for impressions, how we use planning software, how we mill, what material we mill, how we print, what we print, and how we use Cone Beam technology to plan and integrate with our planning software. Once we cover these topics, we will cover the compromises we make with this technology, when to use it appropriately, and most important, when not to use it.

When we have completed this seminar, you should be able to make the appropriate choice of material and manufacturing method to match the case you wish to construct based on what the patient's conditions present to you.

Managing Your Practice and Personal Finances for Optimum Profitability and Success: The Power of 50% (or Less) Overhead Expense

MAKE MORE * KEEP MORE *
* INVEST FOR SUCCESS AND ECONOMIC FREEDOM*
LEARN HOW TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!

THIS COURSE IS A MUST FOR DOCTORS, SPOUSES AND TEAM LEADERS/OFFICE MANAGERS - AT ANY STAGE OF THEIR CAREERS

Instructor: Dr. Hugh Habas
This is a seminar focusing on the tools needed to ensure practice profitability (the net), common mistakes to avoid and systematic investment strategies designed to create economic freedom.

It has been estimated that approximately 95% of dentists in the U.S. do not have the financial ability to retire at age 65 and enjoy the same standard of living they did during the years they were in practice. Younger and mid-career dentists are being overwhelmed by student and practice debt, very often with no strategy or clarity on how to manage these challenges. Dentists approaching retirement need to preserve what they have accumulated with the expectation of great longevity.

The presentation will be designed to address all these issues with a focus on effective practice management, systematic approaches to wealth-building and asset accumulation during one's career in dentistry.

Topics will include:
  1. Overhead control - the mistakes we make, with particular attention to payroll expenses and benefits.
  2. Holding onto the"fruits of your labor" - i.e., living on less than what you earn and strategies for achieving this goal.
  3. Systematic investing - the efficacy of investing in both retirement plans and personally with a great deal of discussion of successful strategies, great rewards and how risk can be mitigated.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: BOTH THE DOCTOR AND HIS OR HER CAREER-ORIENTED PROFESSIONAL STAFF REALIZE INTUITIVELY THAT THEIR ULTIMATE PROFESSIONAL AND FINANCIAL SUCCESS AS WELL AS THEIR OWN RELEVANCY IS CONNECTEDTO THE ULTIMATE SUCCESS OF THE PRACTICE.

It has been estimated that approximately 95% of dentists in the U.S. do not have the financial ability to retire at age 65 and enjoy the same standard of living they did during the years they were in practice. Younger and mid-career dentists are being overwhelmed by student and practice debt; very often with no strategy or clarity on how to manage these challenges - dentists approaching retirement need to preserve what they have accumulated with the expectation of great longevity. This presentation is designed to address all these issues with focus on effective practice management, systematic approaches to wealth-building and asset accumulation during one's career in dentistry.

AT THE CONCLUSION OF THIS PRESENTATION DOCTORS, SPOUSES AND STAFF WILL HAVE A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF THE FOLLOWING ISSUES AND CHALLENGES:
  • An understanding that getting out of debt and establishing a pathway to economic freedom is when all the fun of practicing dentistry begins.
  • The 4th Habit of Highly Successful People and its relationship to Doctor and Staff
  • Why budgets don't work long term
  • The importance of saving and investing EARLY
  • Determining what your post-career financial requirements will be as well as your goals
  • The CHALLENGES we face today and yesterday as a profession
  • THE FUTURE OF OUR PROFESSION
  • A TYPICAL SOLO PRACTICE ACCORDING TO ADA
  • Maximizing practice profitability
  • Increasing practice production and collection
  • Controlling overhead expense
  • Examining guidelines for all expense categories and ways of improving results
  • Maintaining the sum of all practice expenses below 50%
  • External marketing efforts-BEWARE
  • DIFFERENTIATING YOUR PRACTICE TO ENCOURAGE MAXIMUM REFERRALS/CONCIERGE CRITERIA
  • How to deal with, or not, bonus systems
  • Fee increase considerations
  • Payment arrangements with patients-a unique approach to consider
  • Staff related issues - leadership
  • Staff compensation as a function of production and total practice revenue
  • Embezzlement
  • PERSONAL FINANCE ISSUES
  • Accumulating assets throughout one's dental career
  • Common threads of success among young high net worth professionals as well as individuals at all income levels enjoying success in achieving their goals
  • Demographics of successful dental professionals-doctors and staff
  • Beware of ONIOMANIA?
  • How you get there and how you don't
  • "How am I doing?" formula-at any income level on a personal level
  • GROWING YOUR ASSETS / INVESTING
  • INVESTING FOR GROWTH VS. INCOME?
  • How much will you need at the end of your career/figuring it out
  • Inflation and its effect on your goals
  • The Rule of 72-again and again
  • The pathway to reaching that goal - working backwards
  • Obstacles along the way
  • Investment goals
  • The absolute need for a fee based highly qualified financial planner
  • The need for emergency funds and liquidity
  • Understanding of risk / reward
  • Various ways to invest
  • Investment vehicles
  • How to choose an investment advisor and what to watch out for
  • What does safety mean-upsides and downsides
  • Timing the Market/Active Management-Be Careful
  • Purchasing Income through insurance products-potential downsides
  • How do you choose a "FINANCIAL ADVISOR"
  • What is a Fiduciary?
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
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Faculty

Hugh O. Habas, DDS

Hugh O. Habas, DDS

Dr. Hugh Habas earned his dental degree from Case Western Reserve University. He maintained a private dental practice in Central New Jersey for 39 years as a general practitioner. 

Dr. Habas was President of the Middlesex County Dental Society, State Trustee for the New Jersey Dental Association, "Board Expert" for the New Jersey State Board Of Dentistry and a Dental Defense Malpractice Expert for the Princeton Insurance Company. 

He is a past member of the New Jersey Academy of General Dentistry, Past President, co-founder and member of the ITI Raritan Valley Dental Study Club, established 40 years ago, as well as a Life Member of Organized Dentistry and the ADA.

Frederick Knoll, DDS

Frederick Knoll, DDS

Dr. Knoll attended undergraduate school at Temple University and Hofstra University. He received his Doctorate in Dentistry at Case Western Reserve University in 1971. After two years as a dentist in the United States Army, Dr. Knoll went into practice in Brooklyn, NY with this father. 

In 1976, Dr. Knoll moved to South Florida. Dr. Knoll has held academic positions as an Assistant Clinical Professor as Nova Southeastern University in the department of Prosthodontics where he taught both Pre Doctoral students and Post Doctoral Students. He was also a Full Professor at the University of Florida School of Dentistry where he taught Post Doctoral residents in Prosthodontics.

He now holds the post of Department Head of Prosthodontics at the Florida Institute of Advanced Dental Education, where he teaches Post Doctoral residents and practicing dentists in the field of Prosthodontics (crowns, bridges, implant restorations and cosmetic dentistry). He has lectured extensively on the field of Prosthodontics both locally and nationally for the last twenty years. He is a member of the American College of Prosthodontics, The American Dental Association, and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists.

Accreditation

Jesek Seminars is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. Nationally Approved From 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2020.
Provider ID 217771

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) through the joint program provider approval of Jesek Seminars and The University at Sea.
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Cruise Itinerary

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sun Feb 17 San Juan, Puerto Rico
- 8:30 pm
Mon Feb 18 Basseterre, St. Kitts
Lectures: 7:00am-9:00am
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Feb 19 St. Johns, Antigua
Lectures: 7:00am-9:00am
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Feb 20 Castries, St. Lucia
Lectures: 7:00am-9:00am
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Feb 21 Bridgetown, Barbados
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Fri Feb 22 *At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8:00am - 12 Noon; 1:00pm - 5:00pm
12:00 am 12:00 am
Sat Feb 23 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Sun Feb 24 San Juan, Puerto Rico
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas Map

Ports of Call

San Juan, Puerto Rico - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque.

Basseterre, St. Kitts - The island England zealously defended from Brimstone Hill, the "Gibraltar of the West Indies." In Basseterre, a mini-London, there's Piccadilly Circus to shop and a gingerbread version of Big Ben by which to check the hour.

St. Johns, Antigua -

Castries, St. Lucia - Watch natives fashion boats from gum trees, write postcards in a Creole cafe. Shop for black coral carvings and exquisite silk-screened fabrics.

Bridgetown, Barbados - An island some say is more British than Britain. Here, cricket is the national sport and afternoon tea goes without saying. But Barbados is true blue Caribbean as well, with classic sand beaches, and wild monkeys in the jungle.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Philipsburg, St. Maarten - An island under two flags. Sample the Dutch treats of Philipsburg: chocolate, cheese, delftware. On the French side linger over bouillabaisse, shop for Parisian perfumes.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

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Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

Suite/Deluxe

Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom, OS Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom (OS)
Marble entry with door bell. Queen-size bed, bathroom with tub. Separate living area with a queen-size sofa bed. Stateroom: 622 sq. ft. Balcony:  160 sq. ft. 
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Non-refundable Deposit

Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom, GS Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom (GS)
Marble entry. Room has two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area and private bathroom with tub. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 432 sq. ft. Balcony: 89 sq. ft. 
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Non-refundable Deposit

Junior Suite with Balcony, J4 Junior Suite with Balcony (J4)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 320 sq. ft. Balcony: 65 sq. ft. 
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Grand Suite - 2 Bedrooms, GT Suite/Deluxe Grand Suite - 2 Bedrooms (GT)
Two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to Royal King (one room with third and fourth Pullman beds), a private balcony, two bathrooms and living area with double sofa bed. Up to 8 guests. Stateroom: 616 sq. ft. Balcony: 208 sq. ft.
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Junior Suite with Balcony, J3 Suite/Deluxe Junior Suite with Balcony (J3)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 320 sq. ft. Balcony: 65 sq. ft.
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Royal Suite with Balcony, RS Suite/Deluxe Royal Suite with Balcony (RS)
Grand entrance with doorbell. Separate bedroom with king-size bed, and private bathroom with tub, private balcony with whirpool, living room with queen-size sofa bed and baby grand piano. Stateroom: 1633 sq. ft. and Balcony 257 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Panoramic Suite (No Balcony), VP Suite/Deluxe Oceanview Panoramic Suite (No Balcony) (VP)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Curtained section with bunk beds. Living area with double sofa bed, vanity and sitting area. One and a half baths with shower. Floor to ceiling wrap around panoramic windows, 76 inches high by 321 inches wide. Up to 6 guests. Stateroom: 406 sq. ft.
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Villa Suite - 4 Bedrooms, VS Suite/Deluxe Villa Suite - 4 Bedrooms (VS)
Two master bedrooms with baths. Two additional bedrooms, each with two Pullman beds and two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Two additional bathrooms with showers and a spacious living area with a sofa bed and dining table. Private balcony with dining area, lounge chairs and whirpool. 1,302 sq. ft. Balcony 845 sq. ft.
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Outside

Oceanview Stateroom, 8N Oceanview Stateroom (8N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 180 sq. ft.  
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Ultra Spacious Oceanview, 1K Outside Ultra Spacious Oceanview (1K)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Sofa converts to double, two Pullman beds, private bathroom and sitting area. Up to 6 guests. Stateroom: 358 sq. ft.
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Spacious Panoramic Oceanview - Accessible, 1L Outside Spacious Panoramic Oceanview - Accessible (1L)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Double sofa bed. Vanity with sitting area. Private bathroom with shower. Floor to ceiling wrap around panoramic window, 76 inches high by 253 inches wide. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 283 sq. ft
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Spacious Oceanview, 1M Outside Spacious Oceanview (1M)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 211 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 1N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (1N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 180 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 2N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (2N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 180 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 3N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (3N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 180 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview, 4M Outside Spacious Oceanview (4M)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 211 sq. ft.
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Inside

Interior Stateroom, 4V Interior Stateroom (4V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 256 sq. ft. 
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Interior Stateroom, 6V Interior Stateroom (6V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 150 sq. ft. 
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Spacious Promenade View Interior, 1Q Inside Spacious Promenade View Interior (1Q)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Sofa converts to double, two Pullman beds, private bathroom and sitting area. Stateroom: 340 sq. ft.
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Spacious Interior, 1R Inside Spacious Interior (1R)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 338 sq. ft.
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Promenade View Interior, 1T Inside Promenade View Interior (1T)
A view of the Royal Promenade with bowed windows, two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 169 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 1V Inside Interior Stateroom (1V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 150 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 2V Inside Interior Stateroom (2V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 150 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 3V Inside Interior Stateroom (3V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 150 sq. ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change.
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $251.53 per person.
Deposit $250.00 per person

Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30 days from sailing-None; 7-29 days-50%; Less than 7 days-100%

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date. Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.

* COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered by the cruise line, directly to the general public, at the time of booking. This offers includes many short-term, promotional rates. All cruise line rates can be withdrawn by the cruise line at any time and are capacity controlled.
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.
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Please click here to visit TravelSafe.com to get a quote.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel insurance is a good value for them.

Certainly, if you have reason to think that "something might come up" that might force you to cancel, travel insurance is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we've seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

If travel insurance is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

Travel Insurance Plans

  • TravelSafe Basic Plan - A plan for those who want just the bare necessities.
  • TravelSafe Classic Plan - TravelSafe's most popular plan includes higher limits on all of the important benefits to expand your coverage. Add Cancel For Any Reason for even more coverage.

Below please find some examples of insurance coverage:

Coverage For Your Arrangements - Benefit Limits
PLAN CLASSIC BASIC
Trip Cancellation Trip Cost Trip Cost
Trip Interruption 150% of Trip Cost Trip Cost
Missed Connection $2,500 $500
Trip/Travel Delay $750 $500
Travel Delay
Per Day Maximum Limit $150 $100
Required minimum delay time 6 Hours 6 Hours
Cancel For Any Reason Not Included Not Included
Coverage For You - Benefit Limits
PLAN CLASSIC BASIC
Medical Expense / Emergency Assistance
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense $100,000 $35,000
Emergency Dental Expense $750 $750
Emergency Medical Evacuation &

Return of Remains
$1,000,000

Included
$100,000

Included
Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation $25,000 Not Included
Accidental Death & Dismemberment
24 Hour Coverage during Trip $25,000 Not Included
Coverage For Your Belongings - Benefit Limits
Plan Classic Basic
Baggage & Personal Effects $2,500 $500
Baggage Delay $250 $100
Required minimum delay time 12 Hours 12 Hours