june, 2016



Event Details

Credits: 2

Meals: Dinner (served at 6pm)


Course Title:  Financial Considerations for Dentists

Presenter: Peter Bonet

Course Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Course Description:

In these trying economic times, many dentists and other professionals are frustrated with their lenders.  Many large organizations use out- of- state call centers and credit departments which can be challenging for dentists to navigate.

Here are 7 areas to consider that should help dentists manage their financial concerns:

  1. Dentists should maintain an open dialogue with their lenders- Discuss how your practice is performing- meet with the banker/lender at least quarterly to review updated services and needs. You should consider your practice a “Brand” in its uniqueness to your patients and community.
  2. On an annual basis, dentists should review their banking services and current pricing to improve their financials- look for services which will make your practice more efficient- like ACH processing for vendors, payroll services for employees including automatic deposits, merchant credit card processing for patients to improve collections and your monthly cash flow.
  3. Consider bank lines of credit to improve monthly cash flow and receivable collections.
  4. Consider term loans to purchase another dental practice and expand your current practice.
  5. Consider leasing, which offers 100% financing, for new/used dental equipment – the financing may provide better negotiations with such dental equipment firms as Henry Schein etc.- updating equipment such as lasers, loupes, delivery systems, chairs, cabinetry, lighting, microscopes, monitor mounts, nitrous oxide systems, stools are important considerations for the practice.
  6. The dentist should be an active member in the business community.  Request your lender for introductions to chambers of commerce, community groups and their own business organizations. That would help in expanding your “Brand”.
  7. The dentists should introduce themselves to their lenders senior management & support staff which would also help expand your “Brand”. 

Presenter Biography:

Peter Bonet

– Associate Director and Vice-President of Signature Bank.

-over 40 years in the banking industry including branch banking, credit analysis, and relationship manager of such major banks as Citibank, Fleet Bank, National Westminster Bank.

-BA from Queens College, MBA from New York University and certificate from the New York Institute of credit.

-Has written several articles for the New Your Daily News on banking issues.

-Recent board member of the Long Island Partnership & subcontractors trade association.

-Active with the alumni association of Queens College and mentor to Queens College students.


Course Title:  Ceramics 2016: The What and The Why

Presenter: Dr. Leora R. Walter

Course Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

Course Description:

Ceramic restorations have become more popular in recent years given the growing esthetic demands of patients and a more holistic view of a ‘metal—free’ mouth. This presentation will focus on ceramics in private practice to give the clinician a better understanding of the selection, fabrication techniques, and anticipated performance of these materials.

Course Objectives:

1. Recognize the various types of commercially available dental ceramics

2. Compare and contrast the physical properties as they relate to indications for use

3. Appreciate how these differences translate into important consequences that can impact treatment planning and clinical practice

Presenter Biography:

Dr. Leora Walter received her prosthodontic degree from New York Hospital Queens. She completed her general practice residency at Long Island College Hospital, Lutheran Medical Center and graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine with numerous honors including a National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholarship, International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Program Scholarship, Quintessence Award for Research Achievement, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Award. Dr. Walter received her bachelor of arts degree in English from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. Dr. Walter has lectured at a variety of study groups on topics relating to fixed and removable prostheses. Her area of research is on digital dentistry and removable frameworks as well as on systemic diseases and their effects on the oral cavity. She received a scholarship through the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs where she traveled to Ethiopia teaching clinicians how to recognize oral manifestations of HIV. Dr. Walter’s NIH grant brought her to Lima, Peru where she conducted head and neck cancer research. She has published her findings in both medical and dental journals. Dr. Walter is an active member of the American College of Prosthodontics, Northeast Gnathological Society, Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, and the New York County Dental Society. She currently practices at Smile Design Manhattan and is the clinical director of prosthodontics at Woodhull Medical Center.



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