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Making It! Finding the path to Fulfillment in Dental Practice

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Date/Time :
Saturday, 10/26/19 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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‘Making It!’ is designed to outline a pathway for success and happiness in dental practice. The course is largely about relationships and communicating with patients, with staff, with colleagues and with the community at large. Rather than having the focus of your practice being the need for an ever-increasing flow of new patients, the course will explore methods of maximizing the treatment of each patient. Developing trust and respect from your patients and from your staff will become the foundation of your practice and will ultimately contribute to practice growth and stability. This does not happen by accident; cookbook formulas and a focus on statistics may help initially, but will ultimately break down if you do not understand how to generate the trust and respect you deserve as a dentist. The key to a successful career is not a crown with perfect margins or a perfectly positioned implant, it is having the interpersonal skills that will enable your patients and your staff to appreciate your clinical skills, along with an appreciation on your part how everything you do impacts everything else in your professional and personal life.

The strategies you will learn will from this course will contribute to your personal and professional growth, whether you practice in a traditional private practice, a group practice or a corporately structured practice. The course will benefit dentists, specialists, dental assistants and dental hygienists and the entire staff.


8:30 AM-9:00AM - Registration & breakfast

9:00AM-12:00PM - Lecture



Dr. Avrum Goldstein is a Board-Certified periodontist with an extensive background in clinical practice as well as academics. Dr. Goldstein’s academic experience includes appointments as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut Health Center, as well as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale University, School of Medicine, Department of Surgery. He is currently an Adjunct Faculty member at NOVA Southeastern University in the College of Dental Medicine, Department of Periodontics. During the course of his career, he built two very successful periodontal practices, one in an urban setting where he practiced for 32 years, and one in a more rural setting, where he practiced for 10 years. In spite of significant challenges, both practices exhibited sustained growth, excellent income and long-term staff retention, and both were successfully sold to a periodontist with a classical referral-based private practice background. Dr. Goldstein is a well-respected clinician and an excellent teacher, and he will share with you his philosophy and experiences which allowed him to achieve a stable and successful career.


AT the end of the lecture participants will be able to:

  • To create patients who trust you and will accept your treatment recommendations
  • To build a staff who works well together and who respect the dentist as a person and his or her goals for the practice
  • To learn interpersonal skills that will allow the dentist and staff to effectively relate to patients and to each other
  • To use the techniques learned to create a stable and successful practice, where everyone enjoys coming to work, and feels good about themselves when they go home

Room Map

3200 South University Drive, Fort Lauderdale Florida 33328

HPD Terry Building Room 1247 2nd Floor
  • Using the HPD Parking garage to start, locate the elevators on the first floor near the reception desk. Take the elevator to the second floor where room 1247 will be located immediately to your right.


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Nova Southeastern University Office of Dental Continuing Education Nova Southeastern University is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual course or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hour by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at

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