Prosthodontics in the 21st Century & Accelerating Your Practice for Optimum Profitability and Success, Southern Caribbean CE Cruise, Round-trip San Juan, Puerto Rico: February 17 - 24, 2019
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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 Stupendous Freedom of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas

14 CE Credits

Course Fees:
$795 for Dentists
$650 for Dental Auxiliary Staff and Office 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 includes content that is of compelling interest to spouses also)
Program Purpose / Objectives

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.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Faculty
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

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.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
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. John's, 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
- -
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.
Ports of Call
San Juan, Puerto Rico (Embark and Debark) - 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. Port tips from our blog
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.
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.
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.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten - On an island under two flags (St. Martin/St. Maarten has been amicably shared by the French and the Dutch for almost 350 years), your cruise will dock on the Dutch side. There, you can sample the Dutch treats of Philipsburg: chocolate, cheese, delftware. There are, of course, lovely restaurants and bars lining the beautiful beach giving you ample opportunity to satisfy your appetite and "wet your whistle."

Or, take the short trip to the French side to shop for Parisian fashions and perfume or enjoy the more secluded beaches found there.
Saint Johns, Antigua - An enterprising man, Codrington had come to Antigua to find out if the island would support the sort of large-scale sugar cultivation that already flourished elsewhere in the Caribbean. His initial efforts proved to be quite successful, and over the next fifty years sugar cultivation on Antigua exploded. By the middle of the 18th century the island was dotted with more than 150 cane-processing windmills--each the focal point of a sizeable plantation.

Today almost 100 of these picturesque stone towers remain, although they now serve as houses, bars, restaurants and shops. At Betty's Hope, Codrington's original sugar estate, visitors can see a fully-restored sugar mill.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

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.
Cruise Pricing

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

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON
Owner's Suite (OS) - Queen-size bed, private balcony, private bathroom and a separate living area with a queen-size sofa bed.(594 sq. ft., balcony 204 sq. ft.)
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800-422-0711
for Pricing
Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. (401 sq. ft., balcony 104 sq. ft.)
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800-422-0711
for Pricing
Junior Suite with Balcony (J4) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. (297 sq. ft., balcony 94 sq. ft.)
$1,309
OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (1D) Quad - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (184 sq. ft., balcony 66 sq. ft.)
$829
1st & 2nd person

$359
3rd & 4th person
OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (6D) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (184 sq. ft., balcony 66 sq. ft.)
$699
OceanView Stateroom (8N)- Two twin beds (can convert to a Royal King) and private bathroom. (159 sq. ft.)
$559
Large Interior Stateroom (4V) - Two twin beds (can convert to a Royal King) and private bathroom. (150 sq. ft.)
$549
Large Interior Stateroom (6V) - Two twin beds (can convert to a Royal King) and private bathroom. (150 sq. ft.)
$489
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $251.53
Deposit $250 per person

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

Important Note: Not all staterooms within each category have the same furniture configuration and/or facilities. Appropriate symbols within the rooms on the deck plans describe differences from the stateroom descriptions . All information is subject to change.
* 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.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

TravelSafe.comPlease visit TravelSafe.com for travel insurance information.

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.