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2018 New Dentist Conference Speakers

Implant Dentistry: The Art and Science of the Team Approach

Dr. Kanyon Keeney

Dr. Kanyon Keeney

Implant dentistry has provided a new paradigm in treatment with potentially exquisite clinical outcomes. The implant treatment team, however, faces many challenges in making excellence in this treatment modality a profitable business model. This course includes practical advice for implant doctors to implement immediately, with the goal of the ultimate win/win for the patient and doctor. That would be successful treatment outcomes, fewer visits and fewer complications for the patient and greater satisfaction, profitability, and efficiency for the implant team. 

-Consideration for restorative doctors that also perform implant surgery.
-Review the TEAM approach – coordination, efficient communication, and collaboration between the - surgical and restorative doctors
-Know the multiple implant treatment choices for each patient’s challenge
-Reduce the number of visits, steps, and complications for each treatment plan
-What does the restorative doctor need to know about grafting and the surgery?
-What does the surgical doctor need to know about the restorative process?
-Understand the steps that the surgeon can take to make the restorative doctor’s case easier and more profitable
-Do more surgery in fewer visits and with fewer complications
-Understand protocol for immediate implants in extraction sites
-Place immediate provisionals for the single, multiple and full arch case
-Effective case presentation for implant patients

Kanyon R. Keeney, D.D.S. received his D.D.S. and graduated with honors at the Medical College of Virginia in 1984. While at MCV service he served as President of his Class every year and Student Body President in his senior year. He was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Society and the Pierre Fauchard Academy, as well as received the Theodore Glenn Scholarship, Alpha Omega Scholarship Award, and the ASDA Certificate of Service. He was also awarded a legislative externship in Washington by the ADA in his junior year. Dr. Keeney obtained an early externship in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery at The Jackson Memorial Hospital Trauma Center in Miami.

Today, Dr. Keeney is a partner in Drs. Niamtu, Alexander, Keeney, Harris, Metzger & Dymon, P.C. He maintains a practice in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with a concentration in implant surgery. He has placed several thousand implants in the past twenty years and has attended several hundred hours of additional training and updates in the latest technology in dental implants. He is a Diplomate in the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a Fellow in the American Association of Oral Surgeons and American Society of Dental Anesthesia and became the first active Board Certified Oral Surgeon in Virginia to become a Diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantology. 

How to Not Fail Miserably in Private Practice

Dr. Chris Salierno

Chris SaliernoWe have been trained to be outstanding clinicians, not savvy business owners.  Many of us are afraid or, or simply ignore, the business end of our profession.  We’re unsure of how to read a profit and loss statement or motivate our staff.  Leading a successful practice doesn’t have to remain a mystery.  This course will discuss the most common mistakes we make that can slowly and silently ruin our offices.  You will leave armed with tools for best practices and practical tips.

-Understanding financial statements
-Controlling overhead costs
-Managing and inspiring your team
-More effective scheduling, case presentation, and billing
-Cost-effective ways to market and grow your practice

Chris Salierno, DDS is an international lecturer and author on the subject of dental implants and cosmetics. He has published numerous articles and webcasts on smile design and implant prosthetics. One of his niche areas of research is the emerging field of implant complications and rehabilitation. He is the Editor-in-Chief of a national publication for dental professionals.

Dr. Salierno received his B.S. from Muhlenberg College and his D.D.S. from SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. He completed his formal training at Stony Brook Hospital’s General Practice Residency program where he focused on implant prosthetics.

While in dental school, he was the National President of the American Student Dental Association. He is the past president of the Suffolk County Dental Society. He also has held various leadership positions in the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He happily resides in Huntington Village and enjoys film, art, and travel.