• Women's summit - Full Day


    Saturday, January 28, 2017


    Engage. Empower. Enjoy.   
    Join your peers for a day of leadership, learning, and networking. Learn networking and personal branding skills, hear about the critical topics facing our profession, and enjoy lunch with diverse leaders from all aspects of organized dentistry.
    678SL     4 CE Hours


    "Getting Past Hello" 
    9:00 - 11:00 am 
    SpeakersKimberly Miles and Victoria Nessen

    Victoria NessenKimberly Miles

    The instructors are experts at creating an environment where people open up, laugh, and share--making a room full of strangers feel like close friends. Through their unique, out-of-the box curriculum, “Getting Past Hello!”™, you will learn to be memorable before uttering your first words of introduction. Attendees will learn how to make a rock star first impression by adopting powerful verbal and body language to reinforce your professional stature. The instructors will help you claim your rightful place on the team with strength and authenticity while being equipped to handle any gender bias within the workplace. Attendees will walk away from this course firmly understanding how to proudly promote their talents. 

    • ƒƒRecognize how to make a rock star first impression
    • ƒƒUse body language to reinforce your professional stature
    • ƒƒClaim your rightful place on the team with strength and authenticity
    • ƒƒDiscuss how to handle gender bias within the workplace
    • ƒƒDiscover how to proudly promote your talents


    Discover the Hidden Leader Within You 
    11:15 am - 12:15 pm  
    Mina PaulSpeaker: Mina Paul, DMD 

    In this course, the instructor will discuss the various pathways and options open for women in pursuing leadership positions in today’s world of dentistry. The focus of this course will be on anecdotes from the instructor's own personal experience, as well as practical tips for navigating any aspect of dentistry, given the unique challenges that women face while balancing all aspects of their lives.   

    • ƒƒDiscover the various options for women pursuing leadership positions in dentistry
    • ƒƒReview practical tips for navigating any aspect of dentistry
    • ƒƒDiscuss the unique challenges that women face while balancing all aspects of their lives
    • ƒƒExplore the importance of mentoring in leadership development
    • ƒƒIdentify the passion and leadership qualities within yourself
    • ƒƒExamine what a leader looks like 

     Lucy HobbsLeading Ladies Luncheon
    12:30 - 1:45
    Enjoy lunch with your peers and a trailblazer at each table to answer questions.
    The Lucy Hobbs Project by Benco Dental grant has been applied to the luncheon.

    Women Transforming the Profession: How to Help Us Succeed  
    2:00 - 3:00 pm
    SpeakersJudith Fisch, DDS, First District Trustee of the ADA, Kathleen O'Loughlin, DMD, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the ADA; Carol Summerhays, DDS, Immediate past president of the ADA; and Irene Marron-Tarrazzi, DDS, First Vice President of the ADAIrene Marron-Tarrazzi Carol Gomez Summerhays Kathleen O'LoughlinJudith FischIn this course, attendees will learn about general gender equality trends in health care and dentistry. The instructors will review specific business issues that are unique to women practitioners, and attendees will learn how organized dentistry can help with these issues. In addition, attendees will also review how to maintain a successful work/life balance and understand how to manage their time, stress, and family. 

    • Understand current gender demographics in dentistry
    • ƒƒDiscuss business management and communication techniques that improve the woman dentist management ability
    • ƒƒDiscover different techniques to mitigate gender bias in the workplace
    • ƒƒReview various coping and stress management mechanisms to ensure a satisfying and successful professional dental career
    • ƒƒDiscover where the gender demographics in dentistry are heading 

    Women's Wrap Up Reception
    3:00 - 4:00
    Enjoy networking with your peers and celebrate completing the Women’s Summit with complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Sponsored by the Women in Dentistry Committee. 


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    No more than five Program Books will be sent to each office. Please share with your colleagues!

    Handout materials for all courses are available for download only.

    Printed handouts are no longer available.

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