Date/Time
03/10/2023 - 03/12/2023
All Day

Location
Great Wolf Lodge
3575 N. Highway 31 S
Traverse City, MI 49684

Speaker
Ryan Vet, MBA; Cindy Purdy, RDH, BSDH

Fee: See Below

CE Credits: 9

AGD Code: 550, 770



Welcome to Great Wolf Lodge, a first-class, full-service destination resort designed to capture the atmosphere and adventure of the north woods. At Great Wolf Lodge you can take an adventure trip into the north woods at a gigantic indoor resort. It’s great for the whole family! While you’re there, be sure to test your bravery at Bear Track Landing, with eight water slides and five pools. As one of the world’s largest indoor water parks, Great Wolf Lodge provides water-based entertainment throughout the year, even during winter!


Friday, March 10, 2023

Dentistry Uncorked

Ryan VetSpeaker: Ryan Vet, MBA
Time: 7 – 10 p.m. (snacks provided)
Weekend Fee: $245/Member DDS; $163/Staff and Life Member Retired DDS; $345/Nonmember DDS
Individual Day Fee: $100/Member DDS; $80/Staff and Life Member Retired DDS; $150/Nonmember DDS
CE Credits: 3
AGD Code: 550

Learn the ins and outs of case acceptance strategies, patient messaging, and customer experience in the dental practice. Ryan Vet, a trained sommelier and dental practice management expert, will conduct a wine tasting with attendees and use the world of wine to frame this unforgettable continuing education course.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn how to better-message treatment plans to patients to increase necessary case acceptance.
  • Practice feeling comfortable with patient messaging in difficult or uncomfortable circumstances.
  • Learn what tools to equip yourself with to provide extraordinary patient care through high levels of service.

About the Speaker … Ryan Vet, MBA, is an entrepreneur, speaker, and author. After more than a decade and a half in fast-paced start-ups, he has turned his attention to speaking and helping audiences create experiences worth sharing in their businesses.


Saturday, March 11, 2023

Cracking the Millennial Code and Let’s Get Ethical

Ryan VetSpeaker: Ryan Vet, MBA
Time: 8 – 11 a.m. (breakfast provided)
Weekend Fee: $245/Member DDS; $163/Staff and Life Member Retired DDS; $345/Nonmember DDS
Individual Day Fee: $100/Member DDS; $80/Staff and Life Member Retired DDS; $150/Nonmember DDS
CE Credits: 3
AGD Code: 550

The first two hours in this conversation will explore the truths and lies about millennials and how you can set your dental practice up for ultimate success — despite the mysteries surrounding millennials.
In the last hour, explore how to reach the best solution, even when different opinions are involved.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn how to message to the millennial generation to increase case acceptance and promote overall oral health.
  • Gain practical insights into creating a practice that successfully connects with millennials in promoting ideal oral hygiene.
  • Uncover how to navigate differences in ethical opinions.

About the Speaker … Ryan Vet, MBA, is an entrepreneur, speaker, and author. After more than a decade and a half in fast-paced start-ups, he has turned his attention to speaking and helping audiences create experiences worth sharing in their businesses.

This course counts toward the Certified Dental Business Professional program. Earn 3 credits in the Service/Communication category. Click here for more information on the MDA Certified Dental Business Professional program. Look for this logo for other CDBP-qualifying courses.


Sunday, March 12, 2023

Every Choice Matters: Strategies and Insights into Ergonomic Product Selection

Cindy Purdy, RDHSpeaker: Cindy Purdy, RDH, BSDH
Time: 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. (breakfast provided)
Weekend Fee: $245/Member DDS; $163/Staff and Life Member Retired DDS; $345/Nonmember DDS
Individual Day Fee: $100/Member DDS; $80/Staff and Life Member Retired DDS; $150/Nonmember DDS
CE Credits: 3
AGD Code: 770

Thankfully, the profession of dentistry is back on balance — but to what avail? Have your daily aches and pains been sidelined by the importance of PPE and infection control? Is your end-of-day lack of vitality and spirit draining your passion for the career that you once loved? By facing the ergonomic realities of the practice of dentistry, this course will present solid ergonomic principles and science-based ergonomic evidence that will guide attendees to create strategies and product selections to reduce workplace challenges, enhance wellness, and extend career longevity.

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize the risks for work-related injuries that impact the dental profession.
  • Gain insight into science-based solutions through ergonomic product selections.
  • Summarize how healthy choices support a sustainable clinical career and healthier personal lifestyle.

About the Speaker … With a keen mind and sharp sense of humor, Cindy provides consulting, strategic planning, and training for dental industry manufacturers regarding ergonomics. Because of their continued commitment to the development of ergonomic products that are beneficial to dental practitioners, she is proud to be a key opinion leader for multiple other industry manufacturers.

Financial support provided by MDA Insurance, MDA Services, Crest+Oral B Professional Oral Health, and Garfield Refining.

Accommodations

Family Suite

  • $189/night
  • Four Water Park passes

Wolf Den/Kid Kamp

  • $209/night
  • Four Water Park passes

Kid Cabin

  • $239/night
  • Four Water Park passes

Majestic Bear Suite

  • $289/night
  • Six Water Park passes

Rooms are subject to a resort fee of $9.99 per room per night and an additional person charge of $50 per person per night for additional people beyond the base occupancy. Room rates are only applicable for those registered for the MDA Scientific Session.

For hotel reservations call 866-962-9653 by Feb. 10, 2023. Use reservation Code 2303MDA. A deposit equal to the first night’s lodging is required with each reservation.

Great Wolf Lodge Cancellation Policy: Each individual has 72 hours prior to arrival date to cancel the individual room with a $40 cancellation fee per room. Reservations must be made by Feb. 10, 2023, to receive the MDA rate.

Meeting Location Address
Great Wolf Lodge
3575 N. U.S. Highway 31 S.
Traverse City, MI 49684
231-941-3600

Cancellation/Refund Policy

A 72-hour notice of cancellation is required for all CE programs. Refunds will be granted upon written request, less a $25 administration fee. An email is an acceptable notification.

Questions?

Call the MDA Continuing Education Department at 517-346-9408, or email Jody Marquardt.