Dear Colleague,

We are very pleased to present the speaker program for the 2020-2021 season of the Fairfield County Dental Club. The expertise and diversity that is deeply rooted in this season will truly encompass a multitude of disciplines and bring together topics and concepts that previously we may have never considered. We are looking forward to the educational lectures and interesting and thoughtful discussions and commentaries.

We are extremely excited to offer this amazing opportunity. It is with great pride that we continue to offer world-class education in our intimate Fairfield conference center where dental professionals can network, socialize, and learn from and with their colleagues from some of the brightest minds and transformational thinkers of our time. In order to maintain both an intimate and exclusive environment, we are limiting our enrollment membership to fifty (50) members for the upcoming season.

We strongly recommend that you reserve your membership spot now. We are anticipating a multitude of interest, and you will not want to miss this opportunity!

Michael Sonick , DMD and the Team of Fairfield County Dental Club

On-Campus Enrollment Form

FCDC 2020-21 Seminar Itinerary & Registration Packet

Online Learning Enrollment

FCDC 2020-21 Seminar Itinerary & Registration Packet

September 11, 2020 – Jeff Brucia, DDS / Full Day Seminar
“Restorative Materials & Techniques Simplified”

The numerous choices in restorative materials have confused the clinician as to what is best indicated in a given situation. The continuous evolution in adhesive materials and techniques combined with the ever-increasing demands for predictable and long-lasting aesthetic restorations demands continuous learning in the areas of material science and restorative technique.

This lecture course provides an overview of the restorative options you should be considering today as well as a comprehensive discussion of the ever-changing world of dentinal adhesives. Dr. Brucia has lectured internationally on this subject and will guide you through the collection of materials and techniques available today for providing direct and indirect restorations that will meet your patients’ expectations for quality dental care. This is a must-see program for all wet fingered restorative dentists.

Learning Objectives:
Review the options available in adhesive systems including the new advancements in Glass Ionomers and light-curing units
Eliminate the frustration of post-operative sensitivity and restorative failure
Discuss the materials and techniques for direct composite restorations
Techniques and material selection for near or direct pulp exposures
Techniques for the preparation, impressions, temporization, lab communication, material selection and cementation of indirect restorations including margin elevation, fiber re-enforcement and when to seal the prep
Techniques and materials for repairing porcelain fractures

September 30, 2020 – Leonard Tau, DMD / Evening Seminar
“Harness the Power of Your Reviews for Increased Practice Revenue”

Word-of-mouth referral has always been the most reliable marketing tool for dental practices. 85% of consumers say they trust online reviews as much as personal guidance. Patients trust their community’s recommendation over their network providers. BirdEye helps patients in search of the best dental care find your practice quickly and easily. Their offices consistently rank higher than the competition in online reviews

The BirdEye platform lets your dental practice tap into the most powerful source of revenue: happy patients! Generate, monitor, and respond to customer feedback on social media, review sites, and surveys about brands, locations, products, and services — in real-time, from one place. Understand what your customers like and dislike to solve problems instantly and improve operations. BirdEye helps you turn your patients into a marketing engine that boosts ratings, and increases revenue.

October 23, 2020 – Dr. Andrea Ricci / Full Day Seminar
“The Difference that Makes the Difference – how to become a more complete person… and dentist!”

Achieving Greater Clinical and Patient Acceptance Success is Possible.
During this theoretical and practical course, many aspects of personal leadership, time management, and communication will be discussed, and the clinical applications are described. After this unique program, you will gain an awareness of the need to adapt during changing times. As we have recently learned from the COVID-19, pandemic, change can be both abrupt and sudden.

Features of Effective People
1. Private Success
Principles of Personal Vision
Principles of Personal Leadership
Principles of Personal Management

2. Public Success
Principles of Interpersonal Leadership
Principles of Communication
Principles of Communication applied through the Digital Smile Design
Principles of Creative Cooperation with the Team

3. Renovation – Plan your short-term future

November 17, 2020 – Multiple Case Presentation / Evening Seminar
“Comprehensive Treatment Planning Seminar”

Dinner will be served, followed by a lively two-hour discussion of treatment planning. Five to ten participants will present cases to be treatment planned or show already completed cases. This will be followed by a spirited discussion of the therapeutic alternatives that exist – an excellent way to exchange ideas and expand your knowledge base. This forum will also serve as a learning crucible for difficult cases. Please note that you do not have to present cases to participate.

December 4, 2020 – Todd Williams – Trumbull Marriott Hotel/ Full Day Seminar with entire team invited
“Measurable + Unmeasurable = Immeasurable”

Part 1: Exceptional is the New Baseline
In today’s competitive environment, both good and great lose, and exceptional is merely a baseline. Choices are everywhere, and with more and more appearing every day, clients, customers, and even team members are forced to navigate this myriad of choices. Because of this overabundance, the only practices and providers who make it into the “circle of consideration” are truly exceptional. But what is “exceptional” in today’s consumer and customer climate? What does it mean to be the “best of the best?” Far too many organizations misunderstand what defines true quality… what the customer is looking for… and though they do their best to be the best, they fail. Learn how to stand out in the competitive field of greatness by building a rock-solid, measurable foundation of indisputable, exceptional quality.

Part 2: Differentiate or Die
You’ve made it into the circle of consideration… well done. But how does one become the undisputed leader amongst the “best of the best?” How does one become the clear choice for clients, customers, and team members? The key is to differentiate… to stand out; to call to your community, clients, and associates in a passionately unique, unmeasurable way. To show them what a different experience looks like, what an “absence of worry” feels like, and what being one-of-a-kind truly is.
We serve others through our expertise and our desire to improve lives: we’re wired to help others be their best. Learn how our passion for our craft is paramount in defining who we are, how we’re different (and better) than the rest, and how this moves us ahead of the competition in a way that not only “wins,” but redefines “winning.”

• Learn techniques to maintain healthy performance in a challenging, changing and highly competitive workplace
• Describe methods to connect with others at an emotional level
• Learn to identify the difference between behaviors that create temporary satisfaction vs. long-term loyalty
• Integrate ways to build trusting relationships with customers and team members
• Identify how to move beyond “the pursuit of perfection,” and into areas that truly differentiate
• Develop healthy work habits (in a healthy workplace culture) that fosters a natural resiliency to the ever-changing professional landscape in which we compete

January 22, 2021 – Michael Brumm DMD, CDT, AAACD / Full Day Seminar
“Simplifying Complex Cosmetic, Restorative and Implant Dentistry”

Dr. Brumm is in the full-time practice of general dentistry with his partner Dr. William Strupp in Clearwater, Florida. He is an Accredited Member in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a Certified Dental Technician (CDT).

The program will be based on the prosthetic evaluation of the patient with proper treatment planning for streamlined results. Dr. Brumm will provide you with easy and predictable approaches with these concepts to increase your profitability, consistency, and overall satisfaction. This seminar will feature three distinct topics: When to use a screw-retained implant solution, when not to, and why learning predictable protocols for implant hybrid cases and better dentistry utilizing core build-ups.

Course Objectives: Participants attending this course will be able to analyze clinical findings for a predictable implant restoration. Understand whether to use a screw-retained or cement-retained restoration. Provide better dentistry utilizing core build-ups. Understand the materials used to get the most predictable results for your patients. Know what it takes to be able to treatment plan and restore hybrid implant cases.

February 24, 2021 – Multiple Case Presentation / Evening Seminar
“Comprehensive Treatment Planning Seminar”

Dinner will be served, followed by a lively two-hour discussion of treatment planning. Five to ten participants will present cases to be treatment planned or show already completed cases. This will be followed by a spirited discussion of the therapeutic alternatives that exist – an excellent way to exchange ideas and expand your knowledge base. This forum will also serve as a learning crucible for difficult cases. Please note that you do not have to present cases to participate.

March 20, 2021 – Dr. Michael Sonick – Dr. Rui Ma & Surprise Guest Speaker / Evening Seminar
“Update on Digital Dentistry and Implant Provisionalization”

April 9, 2021 – M. Nader Sharifi, D.D.S., M.S. / Full Day Seminar
“Uppers are from Mars, Lowers from Venus: Overdenture Solutions”

M. Nader Sharifi, D.D.S., M.S. holds a certificate in prosthodontics and a master’s degree in biomaterials from Northwestern University. He received his dental education at the University of Illinois. He has presented more than 500 lectures worldwide.

Dr. Sharifi currently maintains a full-time private practice in Chicago’s downtown loop. Dr. Sharifi is a former assistant professor at Northwestern University and now uses his experience as a five day a week wet gloved dentist to ensure time saving and cost-effective care are represented in his lectures. In 1996 he was named to the American Dental Associations Speakers Bureau, and in 2007 Chicago Dental Society honored him with the Gordon Christenson Distinguished Lecturer Award.

Learning Objectives:
All-day course for dentists and specialists on overdentures and introducing full-arch fixed bridges.
It is clear that overdentures are an improvement over conventional dentures, but we’ll clarify how many implants are necessary and
what locations We’ll define the differences between the arches to clarify the need for different approaches in each arch. We’ll
separate many overdenture attachment options into simple categories to understand their similarities and differences and create
guidelines for selecting one versus another. Using numerous clinical cases, we’ll review the risk and benefits of case designs, implant
types, and attachment choices. An introduction to the full-arch implant-supported fixed prosthesis is also provided.