Here is a story from my good friend, Dr. Gary Radz, and his lovely wife, Nora. Gary and Nora live in Denver, where Gary has a great general practice in the downtown area. They are sponsoring a new seminar series for the benefit of The Paulina Radz Memorial Fund for the Denver Children’s Hospital Heart Institute.
The first seminar is a blockbuster! Dr. Bill Dorfman, the founder of Discus Dental and the featured dental clinician on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover,” will be presenting “Building the EXTREME Aesthetic Practice” at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts on September 30. The suggested donation is only $295 for doctors and $95 for staff. Wow! That is a bargain for the information you will receive from Dr. Dorfman. At these prices, you could afford to double your donation since it is tax deductible.
Dr. Dorfman is generously waiving his fee, so this means more dollars for the Cardiac Unit. The meeting is co-sponsored by the Metro Denver Dental Society. Call Dr. Gary Radz at (303) 298-1414 or go to www.paulinaspromise.com for more information. Here is the story behind “Paulina’s Promise” in Gary’s words:
“The only home our daughter, Paulina, ever knew was the Cardiac Unit at The Children’s Hospital in Denver. During our 37 days there in 2002, my wife, Nora, and I were present at all times. We saw many families come and go. Most went home with their children, but a few, like us, were not as lucky.
“Heart defects and disease are the No. 1 birth defect, but with proper diagnosis and treatment, many of these children can survive. This year, as Children’s Hospital builds its new, state-of-the-art facility on the Fitzsimmons campus, the Cardiac Unit will have the potential to be one of the best cardiac facilities in the USA, if not the world. Nora and I promised one another that no matter what our outcome, we would do whatever we could to help this facility and the children born with congenital heart problems. That is our promise to Paulina.
“Please join us for the first installment of the Paulina’s Promise Seminar Series. This annual event will bring the most popular dental educators to Denver. Your participation in this day’s events will have a significant impact on many children and their families, while providing you with quality dental CE. We hope you will join us.”
This is a great community give- back that Gary and Nora are sponsoring. Get some fantastic CE and support them in a terrific cause.
Dental Economics® is always full of great information and this issue is no different! I have heard some rumors lately (I think they are being spread by our competition) that DE is for the older dentist and that we don’t cover technology or have anything for the new dentist. This month’s DE is our technology issue. I think you will find a wealth of information for young and old dentists and those in between.
Please pay particular attention to my “Pearls for Your Practice” column. I have come across a new way to communicate with patients. I believe that anything we can do to help our patients understand their options, the better our case acceptance will be. Check out the first “Pearl” on the MedVisor/dental™ from Reality Engineering Company. I think you will be impressed.
The AACD cosmetic dentistry survey has some very interesting information for positioning your office to do more of this type of dentistry. Drs. Richard Steinberg and Daniel Delrose show how to work in new technology while increasing the service level for your patients.
Don’t forget to check out the AADPA meeting, March 1-5, 2006, in sunny Laguna Beach, Calif. Go to www.aadpa.com for complete program information. This will be a sell-out meeting, so be sure to register early and get your hotel room now.
Joe Blaes, DDS, Editor - e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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