Attend Canada’s Only Dental Business Success Conference
16-17 NOVEMBER 2017
THE CULTCH THEATRE, VANCOUVER
At Thrive Dental Conference, you and your team will be given the opportunity to hear from, and speak to, some of Canada’s foremost experts in the business of dentistry.
You will learn strategies and techniques to improve every area of your business and allow your team to come together to produce results that, until now, have been only accessible to the very top tier of Canadian dental practices.
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Founding Principal of Sharon Perry Inc., Sharon obtained her CA designation in 2007 and previously worked with Blue Fish Group, Grant Thornton, and EPR, before finally realizing her dream of opening her own firm in 2011. Located in the heart of the Tri-Cities, Sharon’s focus as a Small Business Specialist is to provide the best accounting, tax and advisory services to her clients. Her genuine dedication and commitment to her clients and community has been recognized by CPA BC awarding Sharon with the 2015 Early Achievement Award, but also by choosing Sharon as the ‘Favourite Accountant’ for 4 years running in the Tri-City News and the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce’s several nominations recognizing her small business excellence and exemplary community spirit. Sharon believes in educating and empowering her clients and employees. She participates in many roundtable and liaison meetings with CPA BC to ensure the interest of her clients, the accounting industry and the public’s best interests are always looked after. You will also see Sharon front and centre when it comes to hosting fundraisers, sponsorships and selling raffle tickets for various initiatives like the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation, Operation Red Nose, Starfish Packs, Coquitlam’s Firefighters Charitable Society, Coquitlam Express, Coquitlam Little League and more. After all, Sharon is a business owner, community volunteer and mother of 3 too.
Mr. Henry Doyle is owner of Al Heaps & Associates Inc. He graduated from the University of Alberta with an Economics degree and a Bachelors of Education. From there, Henry went to work in the banking industry for 15 years with CIBC, Newcourt and Citibank. In 2006, Al and Henry negotiated their own transition and in 2007 Henry joined the company and purchased Al Heaps & Associates Inc., in 2009. Al Heaps & Associates Inc., specializes in valuating and selling dental practice across Canada – from BC to the Maritimes. Al Heaps & Associates Inc has launched a new division, ExperDent Dental Advisors Inc., which specializes in internal associate buy-ins and practice management.
Lisa M. Reynolds has been a contributing member of the dental community for the past 16 years. Her passion to drive success through strengthening relationships and effective, engaging, communication, leads businesses to achieve their goals and ultimately thrive! Through years of personal experience, Lisa recognizes that no single approach is the right one for every office and has garnered a level of understanding that she is eager to share (with anyone who will listen). With a background in theatre arts, her creative thinking and clear communication has been proven to inspire teamwork and promote productivity, connecting clients and co-workers with their goals. Lisa currently lives in the GTA with her husband and 2 boys. She enjoys time with her family and friends, relaxing at the cottage, traveling and exploring new cultures.
Exploring the Profitability of Healthy Communication
A graduate of both Dalhousie University as well at the University of Jyväskylä, in Finland, Brent has been involved in the healthcare industry for over 15 years. Currently the president and CEO of Optio Publishing Inc., as well as Clearly Health, he has spent his career innovating in the healthcare marketing field and is currently a leading voice in patient education videos. Thanks to successful partnerships with large brands like Novo Nordisk, Medtronic, and Pfizer, Brent has focused his strategy on improving patient health and well-being through technology.
Effective Dental Internet Marketing: Some new patients will come in for an emergency appointment, never to be heard from again, while others will stay for years, referring friends and family to your office. Use comprehensive Internet marketing strategies to reach new patients who will be the most profitable for your practice.
Results driven by nature, Bianca has a unique ability to objectively diagnose problems and take suitable action to avoid costly mistakes. In addition to understanding the nuances of a dental clinic, Bianca is known for her superior relationship management and team building skills. She is passionate about working with teams to give them the skills, knowledge, and resources needed to provide exceptional customer service. In fact, Practices Made Perfect was founded on Bianca's unwavering belief that the greatest asset a dental office has is the people it employs.
Jim Turner has been involved in the Dental community for 20 years. Starting his career as the first male to graduate from the Vancouver Community Dental Reception College, Jim moved from the general dentistry into specialty dentistry before becoming a software trainer and implementation coordinator for both Dentrix and Dexis 8 years ago. It is his passion for people and his experience with multi-doctor, multi-office, and specialty offices that has allowed Jim to become an important educator in the dental industry. It is his passion is for the ‘paperless office’ and how it increases staff productivity through time saving, information clarity and access, easier and clearer communication for all involved, patients included, that drives Jim to continue educating.
Peter obtained his degree in Computer Science from Simon Fraser University in early 2000. Having been involved very early in his career with Enterprise IT at Chevron Canada Ltd. and Enterprise Application Development at Incognito Software Inc., he gained a solid understanding of the complex requirements of business management software systems. Joining Prococious Technology Inc., he has helped foster ClearDent's success in the dental software world over the last 13 years. Through this experience, he learned to appreciate the high standards and ethics of dental healthcare professionals. Peter understands the Technology, Business and the Dental side of this industry, which has positioned him as the best person to bridge the gap and balance the needs of dental healthcare professionals, office and business managers, and incorporate technology into a dental practice or group of practices.
With a background in Architecture and over 20 years experience in construction, Davood continues to build a remarkable legacy in the general contracting world. Working for the City of Vancouver for over 8 years has helped Davood function on multiple levels by gaining knowledge of building codes and zoning bylaws. Alongside his extensive experience and meticulous attention to detail, clients are confident in his ability to deliver what he promises.
Mr. Schmidt’s experience in the dental industry spans over 25 years. He started in dentistry in 1993 as the founder of Byte Dental Systems Inc., where he also served as VP Operations, VP Sales and Managing Director until 2003 when the company was acquired by Henry Schein Canada and rebranded to Dentrix Canada. He acted as Managing Director for Dentrix Canada until 2005, before moving on to become the National Director of Marketing, Digital Technology for Patterson Dental Canada, where he was responsible for strategic business development and marketing of a state-of-the-art technology portfolio until his departure in 2016. Since then, in addition to serving as the Director of Market Research for the Dental Industry Association of Canada (DIAC), Mr. Schmidt has remained active in the dental industry as a Strategic Consultant for several companies in the dental market.
Mr. Schmidt will discuss the results of this year’s FUTURE of DENTISTRY SURVEY providing insights into important trends affecting the Canadian dental industry. He will also provide the audience with thought-provoking discussion on the importance of information systems within the dental practice.
Ashton Ariana is the founder of Forbes IT Solutions, a company that provides IT solutions to Dental sector in Great Vancouver with goals of maximizing safety and minimizing downtime. He graduated with Bachelor of Electrical and Computer engineering from UBC. He started at Panasonic Electric works as a tech support engineer. After 10 years in Panasonic, he left his position, director of Engineering team, to move on to Dassulat system, a multi-billion dollar IT company. Shortly after, his passion in IT solutions pushed him to start an IT company. After helping a few dentist friends who where not happy with their IT, he realized that there is huge improvement needed in IT for the dental sector. This is how he started Forbes IT that has become the fastest growing IT company in the dental sector in greater Vancouver.
Dr. Rihal obtained his DMD degree from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry, in 1995. His professional interest has involved all aspects of implant and CAD/CAM dentistry. Utilizing his CEREC ac, Sirona InLab system he has designed over 4000 restorations. He currently manages operations of his in house lab Lodge Dental, and is the owner of his own digital lab called Rihal Digital Designs. Dr. Rihal has trained with numerous ceramists in California and is versed on ceramic pressing and layering techniques over zirconia and metal substructures. He presently is a partner in a large group practice in Winnipeg, MB and serves on the boards of the Manitoba Dental Association (MDA), National Dental Examination Board (NDEB) and the current chair of the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC). He was also a part time instructor at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry and is a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American Academy of General Dentists and the International College of Dentist.