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PDA Conference

The Nation’s Leading Course On Dental Practice Growth

September 12-14, 2024

Hyatt Regency in Frisco, TX

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Doctor Tuition: $2,195 per person
Team Member Tuition: $1,495 per person

The PDA Conference is a full-immersion 2.5 day course proven to increase production, decrease stress, and elevate the patient experience.

This comprehensive calibration program for dentists and team will teach you how to:

  • Schedule To Productivity, Not Time
  • Become A Better Patient Advocate Through Comprehensive Diagnosis
  • Align Team To Your Vision Of Success
  • Get An ROI On Your Marketing Effort
  • Seamlessly Integrate New Technology & Services

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18 Dental CE Credits

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PDA Conference Overview

Dr. Bruce B. Baird
Dr. Bruce B. Baird

The Productive Dentist

The key to higher production isn’t working longer hours or working more hours. It’s about being strategic with your scheduling and communication. Dr. Bruce B. Baird’s shares his highly effective strategies for reducing stress, improving communication, and streamlining planning, including:
  • Philosophy Of Productivity Per Hour
  • Comprehensive Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
  • Scheduling to Productivity
  • Eight Steps to “Yes”
  • Net Zero Marketing
This training is designed for your whole team so you can return to the office as a unified team ready to help patients make healthier choices and support your dental practice business goals.
  • Take control of your finances
  • Learn how to discover what patients want
  • Elevate your communication with patients
  • Develop a self-directed team
Sara Hansen
Sara Hansen

Authentic Marketing

For many dentists, the thought of marketing can feel overwhelming. You may ask questions like, "How do I know my marketing is working?", or "How can I differentiate myself from the dentist down the street?" The answer is Authentic Marketing. In this riveting session, Sara Hansen walks attendees through a framework that will help you clarify your message, attract ideal patients, and track your results for success.
  • Discover Your Authentic Story
  • Leverage Your Unique Culture
  • Understand Why Your Patient is The Hero
  • Connect Internal & External Marketing
  • Create Marketing Collateral that Works
Kari Miller
Kari Miller
Dr. Wade Kifer
Dr. Wade Kifer

Clinical Calibration For Doctors

There’s a lot on your plate as an independent dentist: you’re the clinical doctor, the team leader, the business owner. It’s time to reduce your stress so you can take better care of patients, be the leader your team deserves, and guide your practice as a flourishing business.
  • How to delegate to and empower your team
  • Deliver a 5-star patient experience
  • Diagnosing on risk factors for increased case acceptance
  • Understanding your practice as a productive business
Jodie Heimbach, RDH, BS
Jodie Heimbach, RDH, BS

Clinical Calibration For Hygienists

Dental hygienists have a significant role in creating value for treatment during a patient visit. Fitting all of it into one 60-minute appointment can be a struggle. This course will help you discover how to successfully prepare for your day while prioritizing your patients’ health and maintaining a smooth workflow. You will also explore ways to align with your doctors so you convey the same message to patients, enhancing overall treatment outcomes.
  • Review a morning huddle sequence
  • Communicate risk to patients
  • Outline an exam synopsis covering each risk
  • Create a plan for successful hand-offs
Machell Hudson, RDH, FAAOSH
Machell Hudson, RDH, FAAOSH

The Productive Hygienist: Oral Systemic Connection

It’s time to take your clinical care to the next level. Dental hygienists are true partner in their patient’s healthcare journey and key players in helping them make healthy, life-saving choices. The more you elevate your clinical knowledge of patient risk factors, the better you can communicate thier needs.
  • Elevating periodontal care
  • Maintaining your patient care balance as a health provider
  • Advanced risk assessment methods
  • Incorporating new services including oral cancer screening
Bridgett Pross
Bridgett Pross
Sommer Carrol, RDA
Sommer Carrol, RDA

Administrative & Assistant Breakout

PDA coaches Bridgett Pross and Sommer Carroll, RDA use their experience and expertise to guide you through what productivity means to your role in the practice and how to apply these methods in your day-to-day.
  • Who is responsible for what Risk Factor
  • How to apply block scheduling
  • Effective communication with patients
  • Smooth, efficient handoffs between departments
Bridgett Pross
Bridgett Pross

Administrative Breakout

Being more productive doesn’t mean working longer hours or charging more. The reality is, productivity goes up, when you work smarter, not harder. Maximize the efficiencies of your current systems and learn how to hone your systems so the whole team is set up for success.
  • Hands on practice with block scheduling
  • Run morning huddles that focus your team
  • Understanding production per hour
  • Honing financial policies for increased production
Bridgett Pross
Bridgett Pross
Sommer Carrol, RDA
Sommer Carrol, RDA

Administrative & Assistant Breakout

PDA coaches Bridgett Pross and Sommer Carroll, RDA use their experience and expertise to guide you through what productivity means to your role in the practice and how to apply these methods in your day-to-day.
  • Who is responsible for what Risk Factor
  • How to apply block scheduling
  • Effective communication with patients
  • Smooth, efficient handoffs between departments
Sommer Carrol, RDA
Sommer Carrol, RDA

Assistant Breakout

Assistants are the first line of care for patients, and it’s time to elevate your role as a healthcare provider. Join our experts with real-life experience in the trenches as they share techniques and strategies you can use every day to improve the lives and health of patients.
  • How to discover what patients really want
  • Presenting risk factors for increased case acceptance
  • Delivering a 5-star New Patient exam
  • Elevating your communication skills
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What attendees say about Our live dental ce

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Agenda At A Glance

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*Agenda and speakers subject to change.
"Our experience with PDA at their conference has exceeded our expectations. It has been a wonderful experience for our entire team. We can’t wait to implement everything that we learned at our office starting on Monday! Our patients will definitely benefit from our knowledge gained at this conference." - Dr. Jessica Brigati
"This was absolutely amazing! I knew it’d be good from listening to Dr Baird’s podcast but it exceeded expectations! It lit a fire of excitement under me and my office manager!" - Dr. Marco Colella
"It was a wonderful and informative weekend. We enjoyed the energy and genuine excitement of all the presenters. Best course in the industry." - Dr. Liya Goitom
"This course is a great overall scope of the flow in the office to give patients a great experience. It showed us how to work more efficiently and be more productive with less stress." - Dr. Trevor Hamm
"PDA has been a game changer for me! They've brought back my enthusiasm for practice ownership and I highly recommend them." - Dr. Hillary Hunter
"This was a very strong, organized course. I would recommend to all colleagues who would like to grow as a person and business owner." - Dr. Karoline Biami
"Had the privilege of attending a PDA conference and their team truly cares about helping us succeed and allowing us to be able to give the best care possible to our patients. Everyone I talked to was very attentive, caring, helpful and genuine. I was really impressed!" - Dr. Kevin Chai
"One of the best things about this course was the idea to train assistants to present and schedule treatment. It's great for the whole team." - Dr. Aurora Fields
"The PDA team is authentic, fun, and energetic. Their material is great and I would recommend it to other dentists and teams. They rightly stress that productivity is about creating a great team that are in alignment to communicate effectively with patients and caring for them how they would like to be treated through amazing care and financial options." - Dr. Shawn Knorr
"I can’t say enough how helpful PDA was in their 3-day seminar. I have never been to a course that has made me reevaluate every aspect of my life. I am thankful to have attended so early in my career. I will be able to spend more time with my family and be a better leader to my team. Thank you PDA! You have changed my life!" - Dr. Charles Major Jr.


The Conference takes place at the Hyatt Regency in Frisco, TX. A stylish, contemporary property, the Hyatt Regency offers sophisticated comfort with convenient access to shopping, restaurants, and the vibrant nightlife of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.


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