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What Our Doctors Say | Aesthetic Advantage

Dental treatmentThere are many ways to improve your practice and aesthetic dentistry skills, and one of the many ways is dental school continuums. If you are considering continuing your dental education in aesthetic dentistry, Aesthetic Advantage may be the perfect dental continuum for you.

Aesthetic Advantage is a premiere hands-on dental continuum, which was created and is currently lead by one of the founding fathers of cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Larry Rosenthal.  To see what makes Aesthetic Advantage far different from any other dental continuums, be sure to click the following link to see what our doctors have to say:

 

Click Here to See What Our Doctors Have To Say about Aesthetic Advantage.

 

Not only will our dental continuum broaden your level of dental technique, but it will also allow you to meet with professionals that want to help aid in your success! Our classes do fill up rather quickly, so avoid waiting any longer and register today.

If you’re interested in furthering your career in aesthetic dentistry while also improving your practice, contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register today! Or visit our website at www.aestheticadvantage.com for additional information regarding the extensive program we offer.  

Aesthetic Advantage proudly serves New York, Atlanta, Florida, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Boston, Rhode Island, California, South Carolina, North Carolina and all surrounding areas.

The Third Annual Dental Extravaganza | Aesthetic Advantage

dental extravOur Third Annual Dental Extravaganza is around the corner, Mar Aesthetic Advantage along with Nova Southeastern University will be in Hollywood, FL at the Diplomat Hotel and Resort. To reserve a hotel room call 855-689-2911.

Featuring Speakers on:

  • Anterior Aesthetics
  • Dental Implants
  • Digital Technology
  • Laboratory Communication
  • Facial Aesthetics
  • Smile Design
  • Occlusion
  • Sleep Apnea
  • TMJ

Key Speakers include: Dr. Larry Rosenthal, Dr. Michael Apa, Dr. John Kois, Dr. Dean Vafiadis, Dr. Ed McLauren, Dr. Jorge Blanco, Dr. Michael Gelb and Jason Kim.

In order to register please call 212-794-3552, or email aestheticadvantage@ra-grp.com for more information. There is a tuition cost of $995.00 for Doctors and Ceramist or an early enrollment cost of $695.00. Dental Students tuition cost is $99.00.

It’s a different approach of the way you look at your patients and how you do dentistry.

We look forward to seeing at our Third Annual Dental Extravaganza!!

Contact Aesthetic Advantage in New York, NY for enrollment information 212-794-3552 or visit our website at www.aestheticadvantage.com to learn more about our Third Annual Dental Extravaganza.

 

Second Annual Dental Extravaganza | Dental Continued Education Courses

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Our Second Annual Dental Extravaganza is coming up next weekend, February 20 – 21, 2015, Aesthetic Advantage along with Nova Southeastern University will be in Fort Lauderdale, FL at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Focussing on these topics: 

Anterior Aesthetics, Dental Implants, Practice Building, Practice Branding, New Materials and High Tech Innovation, Laboratory Communication, Periodontal procedures, Cadcam and more.

The Dental Extravaganza will feature key speakers touching base on subjects such as: Anterior Aesthetics, Dental Implants, Practice Building, Practice Branding, New Materials and High Tech Innovation, Laboratory Communication, Periodontal Procedures, Cadcam, and more.

Key Speakers include: Dr. Larry Rosenthal, Dr. Michael Apa, Dr. Dean Vafiadis, Dr. Jay Lerner, Dr. Brian Chadroff, Dr. Gary Ruth, Jason Kim Lab, Debra Engelhardt-Nash, and Alan Siegal.

Take a look at footage from last years Extravaganza: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P2HgM9hgWI&feature=youtu.be

In order to register please call 212-794-3552,or 954-262-5327 for more information. There will be a tuition cost of $995.00 for Doctors or an early enrollment cost at $695.00. Staff tuition cost $99.00.

It’s a different way of looking at your patients and how you do dentistry.

We look forward to seeing you at our Second Annual Dental Extravaganza!

Contact Aesthetic Advantage in New York, NY for enrollment information 212-794-3552 or www.aestheticadvantage.com .

Clinical Instructor Biography: Dr. Marc Schlenoff| New York, NY

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Growing up in Rhode Island, Dr. David Ward always had the dream of following his father’s footsteps. For that reason, he has practiced in Woonsocket, RI for twenty two years. He’s a graduate with honors from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and he focuses on cosmetic dentistry and implantology.

Dr. Ward is a proud follower of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and is Treasurer of the New England Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The American Dental Association, and The American Academy of Implant Dentistry and a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologist.

Dr. Ward is one of the many talented and dedicated clinical instructors that the Rosenthal Institute provides its’ students.

For more information about dental continuing education call Aesthetic Advantage in New York, NY call 212-794-3552 or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com.

Aesthetic Advantage of New York, NY also proudly serves Atlanta, Florida, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Boston, Rhode Island, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, and surrounding areas.

Course Descriptions: Program I Observer Head Start

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This program has been designed to provide recent dental school graduates throughout the United States an exciting opportunity in continuing education. Participants will be able to audit our continuum headed by Dr. Larry Rosenthal, pioneer and internationally respected expert in the field of aesthetic dentistry (at one-half of our normal tuition).

This is an affordable way for young dentists to have the opportunity to jump-start their careers and immerse themselves in this exciting and rewarding aspect of dentistry. We accept only the first 10 applicants each course—so please do not delay in securing your place.

You will be able to listen to lectures and observe our clinic session where up to 15 live cases will be prepared, temporized and seated the following session. This option will also allow you to see if our Aesthetic Program and philosophy is right for your practice.

Course Tuition

For tuition information and to register for our program, please contact us for tuition information

(212) 794.3552 or email us at aestheticadvantage@ra-grp.com.

CE Credit: 30 for both weekends

CE Credit: 16 for one weekend

For more information about the myriad of aesthetic dental courses offered by Aesthetic Advantage call 212-794-3552 or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com.

Aesthetic Advantage proudly serves New York, Atlanta, Florida, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Boston, Rhode Island, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, and surrounding areas.

Courses: Dental Extravaganza | New York, NY

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The Key leaders in this course will take students over the latest and most comprehensive information that pertains to the diagnosis and treatment planning of aesthetic and restorative cases involving implants. The format of this course includes a question and answer session that will focus on the four essential components in the decision making process: esthetics, function, periodontology, and biomechanics. Discussions of diagnostically driven treatment planning, anterior implant and restorative placement, and artistic design of simple to complex cases will be reviewed.

This course aims to help students understand the concept of beauty and how facial aesthetic design effects tooth preparation, function, and gingival margin placement for the periodontal/restorative team. Learn to diagnose, treatment plan, and execute complex interdisciplinary aesthetic cases.

Key Note Speakers include: Dr. John Kois, Dr. Larry Rosenthal, Dr. Michael Apa, Dr. Brian Chadroff, and Jason Kim.

For more information about the myriad of aesthetic dental courses offered by Aesthetic Advantage call 212-794-3552 or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com.

Aesthetic Advantage proudly serves New York, Atlanta, Florida, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Boston, Rhode Island, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, and surrounding areas.

Dental Education Courses | New York, NY

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On July 1, 2008, a continuing education requirement law was set into action in New York. This law stated that dentists had to complete 60 contact ours of continuing education in each three-year registration period.

Continuing Dental Education is important due to the fact that we live in a constantly changing world. In the world of healthcare, new medications and procedures are always being developed, especially as technology also further develops. It is a healthcare professional’s job to be currently updated in all things under their field.

Continuing education programs have evolved from strictly lecture-based formats to more hands-on and adult-learning centered formats. There are still many lecture-based programs, but there is a move toward more activity-based and hands-on learning. As the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene has evolved, hands-on courses delve into the real world of the profession while allowing practitioners to develop a feel or understanding of procedures or products before using them in practice.

The Aesthetic Advantage Program is a five star comprehensive dental program that offers a long list of continuing dental courses catered towards those looking to further enhance their dental education.

For more information about how to broaden your education with dental continuing education call Aesthetic Advantage in New York, NY at 212-794-3552 or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com.

Aesthetic Advantage also proudly serves New York, Atlanta, Florida, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Boston, Rhode Island, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, and surrounding areas.

Rosenthal Institute for Advanced Education Course Outline | New York, NY

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The Rosenthal Institute for Advanced Education was established to further develop not only the clinical skills of our students, but the management skills throughout the country and the world as well. From what I’ve observed, it became more and more evident of the lack of hands on education in advanced aesthetic dentistry. This series of courses follows a path that enables the restorative dentist to become successful in both producing beautiful functioning restorations and to achieve a high level of practice potential. Through the help of our basic to advanced level aesthetic courses, one’s dental team can be altered to produce the most efficient and effective dental team out there!

As you can see, the philosophy of the “Rosenthal Institute” is to achieve the team approach to excellence in patient care and delivery. The interaction of the doctors and staff at these courses has proven to be a fantastic and rewarding, educational experience.  Our goal is to make better dentists who are more successful in both the management of their practice and their clinical skills.

 

Participants will learn:

•             Diagnose and treatment planning
Preparation skills / Smile Design
•             Staff education
•             Impression and temporization
•             Cementation Techniques
•             Understanding new materials / Review of Material Selection
•             Artistic Re Contouring
•             Understanding new procedures
•             Practice marketing issues
•             Lab communication for a more Predictable Result
•             High tech dentistry
•             Patient Management
•             Occlusion for Function
•             Efficient Cementation  Techniques
•             Periodontal and Aesthetics Combined
•               Combination  Cases Involving Implants
•             Observer over the should up to 10 live patient cases in clinic prep to insertion

We value our students and believe that these programs will help them achieve the necessary one on one education that will allow doctors to grow to be the best that they can be. Participants will gain advanced knowledge of comprehensive and restorative cases; become proficient in treatment planning and case presentations; and develop the skill needed to perform esthetic dentistry at the highest level with increased confidence. We offer participants the unique opportunity to observe up to 10 cases from the prep the first weekend to the insertion of the case the following month. Our program gives you the opportunity to be exposed to top speakers, learn cutting edge aesthetic procedures and techniques and be mentored by our clinical faculty.

You may also move on to take our future live patient hands on consecutive levels  courses I, II and III

For more information about the myriad of aesthetic dental courses offered by Aesthetic Advantage call 212-794-3552 or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com.

Aesthetic Advantage proudly serves New York, Atlanta, Florida, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Boston, Rhode Island, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, and surrounding areas.

Clinical Instructor Biography: Dr. Todd Meeks | New York, NY

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As a graduate from Indiana University School of Dentistry, Dr. Todd Meeks has dedicated his professional dental career to helping individuals through his main private practice in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as well as through his teaching skills at Rosenthal Institute in New York City. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), and holds a position on the Isaac Knapp Dental Society Peer Review Board. Memberships and credentials aside, he is an accomplished author, gracing us with publications in Dental Products Report as well as many Dentistry Today magazines.

Dr. Meeks exceeds his annual continuing education requirements and is the Dental Health Expert for two local television stations. He has also been granted the “Top 100 Dentists in the Nation” award each year since 2005. His team members are highly trained in all aspects of dentistry and are experts at delivering exceptional dental care with five-star customer service. They offer the latest in technology, now offering Botox® and dermal fillers to their patients. Dr. Meeks is also active in his community and is the team dentist for the men’s basketball team at Indiana/Purdue University, of Fort Wayne.

For more information about faculty and instructors here at Aesthetic Advantage call 212-794-3552 or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com.

Aesthetic Advantage proudly serves New York, Atlanta, Florida, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Boston, Rhode Island, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, and surrounding areas.

How has the financial crisis impacted the dental industry? | Aesthetic Advantage | New York

Ever wondered how the financial crisis has impacted the dental industry? The following article details the impact it had and how to overcome it.

Source: DentalEconomics.com – “The Impact of the Financial Crisis on the US Dental Industry”

“The financial crisis of 2007-2009, which is regarded as the worst crisis since the Great Depression, had devastating effects on the U.S. economy and led to the global recession of 2009. Unemployment surged, financial institutions collapsed, and consumer confidence slumped as a result of the crisis. Also, the economic downturn had negative effects on the U.S. dental industry, causing patient visits, practice collections, and net income to plummet.

The U.S. dental industry

When the financial crisis hit the U.S. economy, the dental industry was already in a bleak financial state. According to a recent study by the American Dental Association (ADA), the average net income for general practitioners has exhibited moderate or no growth since the early 2000s. In addition, net income, which measures how profitable it is to run a dental practice, started to decline sharply in the mid-2000s. More specifically, the average net income dropped 13% during 2006 to 2009 (from $219,501 to $191,495).

The decline in net income for dental practices is attributed to several factors including 1) declining utilization of dental care by the adult population, 2) increased financing by lower paying public programs and less out-of-pocket payments, and 3) a change in procedure mix. For example, dental expenditures per capita started to slow down in 2002, several years before the financial crisis. The declining utilization of dental care is driven by the increase in the number of people lacking dental benefits and the austere financial climate.

The financial and clinical impact of the crisis

Critical performance measures such as practice collections, patient visits, and doctors’ gross production plummeted in the wake of the financial crisis. Practice collections alone dropped 5% between 2009 and 2010 (Fig. 1). However, the dental industry has exhibited strong growth since the crisis. Collections are up 8%, doctors’ gross production is up 12%, and patient visits are up 7% since the slump in 2010. The recovery is driven by a steady increase in both patient flow and gross production per visit, which is a result of the better overall economy. For example, the U.S. unemployment rate has decreased from 10% in 2010 to 7.5%, resulting in an increase in the number of people with dental benefits. According to Sikka Software’s client data, the percentage of cash patients in the dental industry has decreased from 20% to 17% during the same period, which constitutes a drop of 15%.”

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Improve you practice and increase patient numbers by continuing your dental education. Call Aesthetic Advantage to enroll in their dental continuing education classes at 212-794-3552. Visit the website to learn more at www.aestheticadvantage.com.