Las Vegas, NV #2 (2023)

Dentistry Update Dentist
Dentistry Update Staff
Office Manager Staff
Office Manager Dentist
REQUIRED: Please list ALL attendees full names, credentials, and which course they are attending: DU (Dentistry Update) or OM (Office manager).

Product Details

October 13, 2023 (Friday)

CR Dentistry Update & Office Manager Course

"As always, down to earth, common sense approach to dentistry. Ethics and integrity record approach. Every course has inspired me to do better." (2022 course attendee)

Course Topics

The most trusted, fast paced, comprehensive dental continuing education course available!

This Dentistry Update course features all new course material for 2023 with the most important, useful, and potentially influential advancements available in all areas of dentistry. 20–25 topics will be covered. 

  • Making strong types of zirconia crowns highly esthetic
  • What type of cracked tooth can be saved?
  • What is the present best pulp capping material?
  • Does warming composite have advantages?
  • A device to eliminate the headlamp switch disinfection problem
  • Which 3D printers are working best?
  • Devices to determine implant stability
  • Solving open contacts next to single implants
  • Do you have long COVID?
  • Substitutes for rubber dam
  • Probiotics that help with antibiotic side effects
  • Small diameter implants that are working better than larger ones
  • Can single color composites solve all color challenges?
  • Should you get a new VALO X curing light?
  • Bulk fill composites that actually cure deeply
  • New types of radiographic sensors are here
  • Are all brands of zirconia crowns equal in strength?
  • New glass ionomer restorative materials are really better
  • Salvaging failing implants
  • Increasing patient acceptance of treatment plans
  • Where to use the various types of new crowns
  • How to reduce zirconia crowns coming off in service
  • Foolproof analog or virtual impressions
  • Are scanners better than analog impressions?
  • Where to use flexible partial dentures
  • And more!

Earn 7 CE credits. At the completion of this course, attendees should be able to identify the best new materials and techniques for 2023; determine which products and techniques presented in the course meet individual practice needs; and integrate the new concepts into practice.

The CR “Dentistry Update” course includes at least 25 diverse topics each year. The cutting edge information presented makes this course an annual “must attend” event!

Office Manager Course with Guest Presenter Lois Banta

High Impact Communication: Words to Use and Words to Lose

Have you ever felt as though your communication wasn’t effective? In this course you will learn failsafe ways to communicate with patients, office team, and each other. Learn the key do say/don’t say strategies that can result in case acceptance, timely payments, and effective scheduling.

You will learn how to:

  • Implement effective communication guidelines for scheduling and reducing open time
  • Discuss financial arrangements
  • Communicate when you collect from patients and insurance companies
  • Discuss treatment plans, diagnoses, etc.
  • Handle objections
  • Manage handoffs from clinical staff to administrative staff and vice versa
  • Turn patient needs into wants at key communication moments

Recommended for: Dentists, Spouses, Practice Administrators, Administrative Team, Assistants, and Hygienist

10 Top Management Tools for a Successful Practice

Designing systems and protocols for a good foundation of production and collections can be quite a challenge.

This seminar is designed to identify strategies and systems to keep your finger in on the pulse of the practice and address day to day concerns before they become major issues. We will identify the top 10 must have systems that need to be in place to achieve optimal results.

  • Identify key systems for a successful practice
  • Hire and train for great teams
  • Choreographing scheduling and collections for ultimate success
  • Learn key strategies to grow your practice forward
  • Develop effective communication skills to assist patients in making informed decisions
  • Beyond the practice skills…leadership, continuing education



CR Foundation is an ADA CERP recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. CR Foundation designates this activity for 7 CE credits.




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Venue Information

Gordon J Christensen CR Dentistry Update jointly presented by CR Foundation® and CRA®

Discover what is faster, easier, better, and more profitable in dentistry!

October 13, 2023 (Friday)
Planet Hollywood
Las Vegas, NV
7 CEs

Gordon Mike

Course Presenter: Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD*
Guest Presenter:
Michael Dorociak, DDS, MAGD

We are continually told that just one day with Gordon will make your entire year more rewarding. Your entire team will benefit from this informative and entertaining “learn today, use tomorrow” course covering the latest trends, proven techniques, materials, devices, and new concepts in dentistry. 

We look forward to spending the day with you! 

Staff may attend the "Dentistry Update" or the concurrent Office Manager course.


CR is pleased to announce our guest presenter: Lois Banta

Lois Banta

Lois Banta is CEO, President and Founder of Healthcare Enterprises, Inc., a company that specializes in all aspects of dental practice retreats and lectures. Lois has over 45 years of dental experience and consults and speaks nationally and internationally. She is the CEO of The Speaking Consulting Network, and a member of several professional organizations. 

Lois’ presentations offer proven techniques to boost revenue, decrease stress, and build a positive atmosphere where employees love their jobs and patients look forward to visits. 

As a staff trainer and team builder, Lois effectively teaches the dental team how to move in the same direction while performing their individual tasks. Her recipe for success is applied to practices of all sizes, and her program is an essential for dentists who are committed to reaching their potential.

Office Manager Topics:

  • High Impact Communication: Words to Use and Words to Lose

  • 10 Top Management Tools for a Successful Practice

Registration: 7:00–8:00 a.m.
Presentation: 8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Lunch included with registration

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
3667 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

$159/Night, $49.95/Night Resort fee
Online Reservations (no fee): Planet Hollywood
Phone Reservations ($15): 866-919-7472, mention Clinicians Report Dentistry Update for group rate (or group code SMCLI3)

Group rate expires when room block is full or September 12, 2023.

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*The listed presenters are committed to attending the event; however, we cannot guarantee that illness, emergencies, or other unforeseen conflicts will not interfere with this schedule. The listed presenters have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.