Remind me what I’m doing again…An in-depth look at how to thrive in today’s modern dental environment & Strategic Real Estate Planning for Dental Entrepreneurs

Breakfast & registration – 8 a.m.
Lecture – 9 a.m.
Lunch – 12-1 p.m.
Dismissal – 3 p.m.

Tuition Cost: AIDA members: $99 per person (50% Discount)
General Admission: $199 per person
*Tuition includes breakfast and lunch

CE: 5 Lecture CE Credits Total
CE Code: 250 (4 CE) & 550 (1 CE)
Prerequisite: None

Course Description #1: Let’s take a deep dive into how dentistry has changed so much in the last several decades as we ask ourselves, “Why do we keep on doing the same thing and expecting a different result, or do we make a change?” It’s not your imagination that being a private practice dental owner is harder than it used to be! We have a bright future ahead of us despite the challenges of late, but we must embrace change in order to achieve it. In this presentation, we will examine, through the eyes of an independent dental practitioner, where we’ve been and where we’re headed. We’ll focus on how we can leverage technology to improve the patient experience, improve our team morale, and set our practices up for success. Change is difficult, but as a dentist leading your team to make changes and implement new services to improve patient care, it’s a necessity to find success in today’s dental environment.

Course Objectives #1:

  • Observe the past and current trends in dental care
  • Envision new opportunities for your clinical practice through technology
  • Learn how to re-energize your passion for patient care
  • Understand how you can set your practice up for success through team, technology, and touch
  • How to compete and thrive in today’s ever-changing dental environment

Course Description #2: Are you a dental professional considering the leap into entrepreneurship by owning your own practice? This course is designed specifically for dentists seeking to navigate the complex landscape of real estate in the healthcare industry. Our comprehensive course not only addresses the unique challenges clinicians face when entering the world of business ownership, but also provides practical insights and strategies to ensure success. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a recent graduate, this course provides valuable insights to help you strategically navigate the path to successful practice ownership

  • Explore every aspect of starting your own practice
  • Advantages and disadvantages of owning or leasing
  • Lease negotiation strategies
  • Review key techniques on how to position your practice for success

Meet the Instructors: Dr Chad Duplantis, DDS FAGD

Dr. Duplantis received his D.D.S. degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School in 1999. He then continued with post-doctorate training at Baylor College of Dentistry, earning a certificate in advanced education in general dentistry in 2000. He has also received his fellowship degree from the Academy of General Dentistry. He has been in private practice since 2000 in the North Fort Worth, Texas, area. In private practice, he treats all ages with an emphasis on restorative and aesthetic dentistry. Dr. Duplantis has been a member of several aesthetic and restorative continua during the years he has been in practice. He is currently an ambassador for the Seattle Study Club. Dr. Duplantis has always had an interest in high-tech dentistry and has been incorporating CAD/CAM and digital technology in his practice since 2004. Dr. Duplantis has written and published several articles regarding digital dentistry and workflows for various dental publications. In addition to technology, Dr. Duplantis has a keen interest in restorative implantology, CBCT, impressioning, adhesion and materials, and he is also published in these regards. He has helped various manufacturers on numerous projects and evaluations regarding different aspects of clinical dentistry and serves as a key opinion leader for several dental corporations. Recently, he co-founded “Dentists IN the Know”, which is a social media group to help inform and educate dentists and dental team members. Dr. Duplantis resides in Keller, Texas, with his wife, Ellen, and his children, Austin and Ava. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his family, is an avid golfer and enjoys many other outdoor activities.

Meet the Instructors: Macie Morris
Macie Morris is a healthcare real estate agent with the Practice Companies. Macie has been a licensed agent for over a decade and has worked on hundreds of lease & purchase transactions throughout her career. She specializes in tenant representation for doctors and represents select third-party landlords throughout Central Texas.



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