Paulina’s Promise Seminar Series

Aug. 1, 2006
The last couple of months have been filled with speaking engagements at some really great meetings.

The last couple of months have been filled with speaking engagements at some really great meetings. They have included the Oregon State Meeting in Portland, a hands-on veneer workshop at St. Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education (my alma mater), the Washington, D.C., Dental Society Meeting, the Texas Meeting in San Antonio, the South Carolina Dental Association Meeting in Myrtle Beach, the Fourth District of New York Annual Meeting in Saratoga Springs, and the Mississippi State Dental Meeting in Destin, Fla. I met so many great people who attended my presentations and was humbled by the many positive comments. Thanks to all of you who took the time to comment.

This issue of Dental Economics® is definitely a “keeper.” It is crammed full of information on the various technologies that we use daily in the dental office. This should be a cover-to-cover read. Be sure to pay particular attention to the two articles by Steve Seltzer. They will give you a great overview of dental technology.

I would like to call your attention to what has now become an annual event - “Paulina’s Promise Dental Seminar Series To Benefit the Children’s Hospital Heart Institute.” The only home Paulina Radz ever knew was the Cardiac Unit/Heart Institute at The Children’s Hospital in Denver. During her 37 days there in 2002, her parents, Gary Radz, DDS (, and his wife, Nora, learned to appreciate and admire the dedication of all the doctors and staff who work “tirelessly to make miracles happen every day.” Gary and Nora promised each other that no matter what Paulina’s outcome, they would help this facility and children born with congenital heart problems. That is their promise to Paulina.

Based on his experience as a nationally regarded lecturer on cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Radz has created the Paulina’s Promise Seminar Series, a series of events involving the concept of cause-related dental continuing education.

The second installment of the Paulina’s Promise Seminar Series will be held Friday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Westin Hotel in Denver. This full-day continuing-education event presents two renowned industry speakers - Dr. John Cranham and Shannon L. Pace, DA II. They will discuss “Creating the Esthetically Driven, Complete Care Practice.” In addition to providing highly sought-after continuing education to dentists and their staff throughout the Rocky Mountain region, all net proceeds from this event will be donated to care for cardiac patients at The Children’s Hospital.

Last year, Gary and Nora raised more than $26,000 through the Paulina’s Promise Seminar Series, and they hope to surpass that figure in 2006. Registration fees are $295 for dentists and $95 for dental staff. Detailed program information and registration materials are available at

Dr. Cranham will focus on “Happiness and Fulfillment in Life and Dentistry.” He will cover topics such as how to recognize the flaws in any smile, how to use digital photography for co-diagnosis and practice growth, how to set up your schedule for maximum quality, efficiency, and production, how to professionally market yourself internally and externally, and how to manage your team to create the synergy necessary to meet and exceed your goals.

If you can’t make the meeting in Denver, please send a donation. You will be helping to save the lives of countless children! Visit the Web site for an address.

Joe Blaes, DDS, Editor - e-mail: [email protected]
Toll-free phone number: (866) 274-4500

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