Las Vegas, NV #2 (2024)

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Product Details

October 11, 2024 (Friday) — Caesars Palace

CR Dentistry Update & Office Manager Course

“I attend Dr. Christensen's courses quite frequently. I want the best products and treatment for my patients. Dr. Christensen makes me realize dentistry is a great profession. He is hilarious at times, too.” (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 2024 with the most important, useful, and potentially influential advancements available in all areas of dentistry. 20–25 topics will be covered. The following are potential topics depending on audience.

  • An improved “all-on-X” concept
  • 3D printing—will it work for you?
  • Improvements for endodontic procedures
  • Dental equipment is changing—are you?
  • Veneers, direct and indirect, are desirable
  • Implant surgery is changing this year
  • Are dual-cure resins better?
  • Implant prosthodontics
  • Occlusion—zirconia has complicated it
  • Is laser curing the future?
  • Do bulk fill resins work?
  • Will you be sued this year?
  • New and better digital sensors
  • Improving cementation of crowns
  • Improving resin restorations
  • Better bone grafting techniques
  • Increasing practice productivity
  • Increasing delegation of clinical tasks
  • What is a sulcular sweep?
  • Retentive pins are necessary!
  • Has zirconia become better or worse?

Earn 7 CE credits. At the completion of this course, attendees should be able to identify the best new materials and techniques for 2024; determine which products and techniques presented meet individual practice needs; and integrate the new concepts into practice.

The CR “Dentistry Update” course includes more than 20 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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Dr. Gordon Christensen has TWO courses in Las Vegas in October. The above class is on FRIDAY, October 11. The Saturday, Oct. 12, Las Vegas class "Paradigm Changes" registration can be found at

Las Vegas #2 2024

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 11, 2024 (Friday)
Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, NV

7 CEs


Course Presenter: Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD*

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.

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

Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

$149/Thurs, $299/Fri, $349/Sat, plus $45.95 daily resort fee 

Online Reservations (no fee): Caesars Palace
Phone Reservations ($15): 866-227-5944, mention group SCCRF4

Rates available until room block is filled or September 10, 2024.

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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.