AAWD and Sullivan-Schein Dental Team Up In the Mile-High City

AAWD and Sullivan-Schein are coming to Denver for the second in our 2004 AAWD/Sullivan-Schein Lecture Series.

AAWD and Sullivan-Schein are coming to Denver for the second in our 2004 AAWD/Sullivan-Schein Lecture Series. Join us on Friday, April 30, 2004, as we present a full day of education, networking, and fun at the beautiful Westin Tabor Center, in downtown Denver.

The morning kicks off with AAWD President Jean Furuyama, DDS, on the topic of "High-Tech and Low-Tech Gadgets That Can Help Your Practice Grow."

Dr. Furuyama, a self-professed "high-tech junkie" and one of the leading laser dentistry experts in New York, will be on hand to talk about the latest trends in high-tech instruments including photography, lasers, DIAGNOdent, Invisalign, the Wand, mouth props, and ceiling-mounted TV screens. Dr. Furuyama will also address "Joe Pain" and other scheduling and practice-management hints. This is a valuable session for any dentist who wants to bring her practice to the next level.

Dr. Furuyama owns her own practice in New York City. She is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and the College of Dentistry International. Dr. Furuyama has trained with some of the world's most prominent laser dental specialists and is rapidly becoming known as New York's leading dentist for people who want laser dentistry. She is the current president of the American Association of Women Dentists.

After Dr. Furuyama's lecture, you can get to know your colleagues over a networking lunch.

After lunch, we will present "Turning Conflict Into Opportunity: Creative Solutions To Empower Your Team," presented by Mary O'Neill and Kathy Larson of SheDentistry.com.

Having a unified and highly effective team is probably the single most important factor when it comes to the overall success of any organization. Successful teams don't just happen — they are carefully and thoughtfully created through strategic planning, goal setting, and skill building! This program reviews the principles of open communication and collaboration to avoid the internal issues that spoil relationships and impede team productivity. Explore the most important characteristics of effective team members so that you can build and maintain your own highly functioning team of peak performers!

Relationship expert Mary O'Neill, MA, MFT, has been helping individuals, organizations, and dental practices from all over the United States and Canada learn how to easily, peaceably, and systematically resolve conflict, diffuse stress, and develop creative solutions to the inevitable relationship challenges that arise among work teams. Her two decades of experience as a licensed psychotherapist and marriage and family counselor enable her to easily grasp even the most complex relationship issues and master the fine art of effective communication.

As a life coach, Kathy Larson can get to the heart of your dream. She uses her skills in organizational management and leadership development and her training with the Coaches Training Institute® to help you achieve your dream. Drawing from her experiences as an entrepreneur and dental coach, she teaches how to communicate to get results by walking the talk and developing quality team members. The "self-talk expert" will show you how to work from your heart and surround yourself with high achievers.

Don't miss this exciting program in Denver. To register, use the registration form in this issue of the "Chronicle," log on to www.aawd. org, or call AAWD at (800) 920-2293.

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