Al Heaps & Associates Inc. Palm Springs Dental Practice Transition Seminar & Golf Weekend 2020

Please check back soon for details about our 2020 program!

February 22 – 24, 2019

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa, Rancho Mirage, CA

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Take A Look, Save A Life, Dr. Denise Laronde

Denise Laronde, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences at UBC, an Affiliated Scientist/Investigator with the BC Cancer Agency, the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and the Fraser Health Authority, and the Acting Director of the Frontier Clinical Research Centre. The goal of Dr Laronde’s research is to reduce the barriers to screening and early detection of oral cancer and precancer. As the Acting Director of the BC Oral Cancer Prevention Program, Dr Laronde’s work encompasses a variety of areas including oral cancer screening, early detection and risk assessment, and head and neck cancer survivorship. Dr Laronde oversees the Next Gen clinics; the purpose of the clinics is to follow patients with oral dysplasia over time to assess risk of progression to cancer, as well as provide follow-up for patients with high-risk disease from underserved communities. She earned her BA (Psychology) and MSc (Dental Science) from UBC, her Dip DH from VCC and her PhD (Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology) from SFU.

How Will My Patient’s Oral Care Benefit? Ms. Karen A. Ergus

Karen A. Ergus, J.D., ADR CERT, RDH, has been involved in dentistry since 1982. She started her career as a Dental Assistant, then as a Registered Dental Hygienist before diversifying her knowledge and moving into the area of practice management coaching. Karen is a Registered Dental Hygienist with more than 30 years of dental industry experience.

Technology Integration Mr. Bert Rietel

Bert Rietel, is a Technology Integration Specialist and has been with Sinclair Dental for 9 years. He has over 17 years of experience working in the field of technology, handling client relations, sales, project management and implementations across Western Canada.

Dental Practice Transition Options
Panel speakers: Henry Doyle, Howard Kutner, Michael Kutner, Pat Madaisky, Matthew O’Brien, Calvin Carpenter