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Dental Futures Seminar

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Patterson Dental

4152 27 St NE, Calgary, AB

Date and Time

Friday, February 2, 2024
9:00 AM -4:00 PM MDT

Event Description

ClearDent has collaborated with leading dentistry experts and thought leaders to launch a 2024 roadshow that aims to educate dental professionals across Canada on what it means to future-proof their practices. The focus will be on cloud computing, practice marketing, digital dentistry trends, industry economics, and the future of AI in dentistry. This seminar is eligible for six (6) CE credits.


Time Subject Learning Objectives
9:00 – 9:15 Introductions
  • Industry outlook and event overview
9:15 – 10:00 Strategic Partnerships — Navigating the Financial Landscape in 2024
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the economic outlook in 2024 backed by data and proven financial indicators including Certified Economist.
  • Understand how the changing outlook will impact the Dental Profession.
  • Learn best practices in planning your growth strategy and investments with the financial outlook in mind.
10:00 – 10:45 Next Generation Practice Management Software: The Cloud and Beyond
  • Learn the difference between a true Cloud Dental Practice Management Software and traditional On-Premise Software.
  • Learn both the business benefits including centralization and easy and secure data access, and essential considerations like retraining when upgrading to Cloud.
  • Understand why Cloud is essential in enabling next generation technology like AI and more.
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:45 The Five Levels of AI in Dental Imaging
  • AI in Dental imaging- What is Diagnocat and how does it function.
  • 5 Levels of utilization in the dental office.
  • The various reports that can be generated using Diagnocat.
  • Benefits of using AI for dental imaging.
11:45 – 12:30 Essential Strategies to Market Your Dental Practice Effectively
  • Why marketing matters to the dental industry.
  • Evaluate and enhance your existing marketing plan by incorporating fresh and creative concepts.
  • Explore and implement the essential marketing tactics crucial for success.
  • Harness the power of online platforms, social media, and proactive engagement to enhance your digital presence and impact.
  • Understand the difference between lead generation and building a brand.
12:30 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 2:00 Technology and Clinical Workflows
  • Discuss how digital dentistry can enhance clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction.
  • Showcase current digital workflows available in the market today.
  • Discuss where digital dentistry may be advancing in the coming years.
2:00 – 2:45 Automate Your Recall to Put Your Growth into Hyperdrive
  • The economy of lost productions – how much do preventable no-shows and cancellations really cost?
  • The power of texting –more than just confirming appointments and reminding patients of their recall; how to use texting to engage and retain patients.
  • Online forms – the hub of your patient’s interactivity with your dental practice outside of business hours.
2:45 – 4:00 Happy Hour, Prize Draw, Sponsor Visits

Our Speakers

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Javier Velarde

Vice President Commercial Financial Markets at RBC

Javier is a designated CPA and has diverse commercial banking experience. Javier has extensively worked on financing and debt structuring for various industries including Agriculture, Diversified Commercial models, Commercial Real Estate and Healthcare Industries since 2013. Javier current role involves managing the RBC Commercial Healthcare Clientele for Calgary and Southern Alberta.

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Warren Brown

Investment Advisor at RBC

Warren Brown, an Investment Advisor with 28 years in finance, boasts a rich background spanning investment banking, CFO, and co-founding a service company. This experience equips Warren to offer valuable guidance to business owners and personal clients. His core focus lies in understanding clients’ needs, steering them through professional wealth management including will and estate planning, financial planning, and tailored solutions for high net worth individuals and business owners.

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Alisa Vickers

Account Executive at ClearDent

Alisa Vickers is a University of Toronto graduate and an esteemed sales professional. The road to dental sales began for her with a degree in Human Biology. At one time, an aspiring dentist, she was even accepted into the Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Armed with a passion for all things dental, Alisa delights in helping her clients find the best solutions for their needs. She joined ClearDent as a Solutions Expert in 2018.

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Randeep Babu

Business Develop Manager at Diagnocat

Randeep Babu, an internationally trained Dentist and Implantologist, boasts an 8-year distinguished career. Specializing in dentistry, he is a leading expert, merging clinical expertise with technological innovation. Starting in a Toronto dental office, he has held key positions at renowned organizations, contributing significantly to the industry’s improvement.

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Dylan Cunningham

Director of Business Development at SmileShop Marketing

With over 12 years dedicated to business and digital marketing, Dylan Cunningham leads SmileShop Marketing, a dental-focused agency. His expertise has fueled the growth of numerous ventures, showcasing the transformative power of strategic marketing in building successful brands. Through his journey, he has honed skills in the dynamic digital realm, witnessing firsthand the impact of effective marketing on thriving businesses.

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Kevin Neufeld

Regional Business Manager for Dentsply Sirona

Kevin Neufeld is the Regional Business Manager covering Southern Alberta and Saskatchewan. Kevin started with Dentsply Sirona in 2016 with the Orthodontic division and in January of 2023 became the Regional Business Manager for the entire Dentsply Sirona Portfolio. Dentsply Sirona has a been a pioneer in Digital Dentistry since releasing the CEREC 1 in 1987 and continues to be an industry leader when it comes to developing and integrating digital workflows.

Karl Schmidt

Karl Schmidt

VP of Business Development at ClearDent

Mr. Schmidt’s experience in the dental industry spans nearly 30 years. He has been involved in several start-ups and has had leadership positions with the largest distributors in Canada. His involvement in bringing advancing technologies to the Canadian market is to an extent, unprecedented. Karl is part of the executive team of ClearDent as Vice President of Business Development, one of Canada’s fastest-growing integrated software platforms. He is also a long-standing member of the Market Research and Data Committee for the Dental Industry Association of Canada (DIAC).

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