Continuing Education

Practice Management Course


With several years of specialty training, you’re prepared for the most complex cases in dentistry. But you’re more than a prosthodontist. You’re a business, too.

This virtual course, presented as a series of webinars throughout the year, is designed for experienced practitioners, prosthodontists considering a career in practice, and office staff members who are interested in state-of-the-art strategies for reaching patients, increasing revenue, and building a cohesive, high-performing team.

Each webinar is available at no cost to ACP members and is $35 for nonmembers

Course Information

Information regarding the 2023 Practice Management Course offerings will be available soon.

In the meantime, previous Practice Management Webinars are available on-demand through ACP Anywhere

Previous Webinars:

Decoding the Algorithm: Social Media Marketing that Converts
Minal Sampat, RDH, BA
1.5 hours of CE

Following this session, the attendee should be able to:

  • Discover how to create an evergreen content and video strategy, and to repurpose content to maximize your efforts.
  • Identify which platforms to leverage to reach specific audiences and generate conversions.
  • Create videos that boost engagement and visibility.  

Are you spending money on Social Media Marketing, but not seeing any conversions? Feeling overwhelmed and don’t know what to post for engagement? Are you falling behind your competition?

Seventy-four percent of Americans use social media on a daily basis. Yet, many dental practices fail to reach the full conversion potential of these platforms. Why? Because we don’t know how to leverage the algorithms that dictate which posts get seen, and which don’t. As a result, even great social media content can fail to reach your target audience and ideal patients. It’s time to change that.

In this interactive course, you’ll develop a successful, evergreen social media marketing plan and content strategy that gets your practice seen and increases ROI. Create a realistic action plan with implementation tools that can be used immediately. Leverage the latest tactics like video and content redistribution to maximize your reach. Connect with ideal patients using the most accessible marketing outlet today: social media.


Practice Valuations
Jerry L. Hose, EA, MBA
Chambersburg, PA
1 hour of CE

At the end of this webinar, attendees should be able to:

  • Appraise the value of their practice.
  • Identify what items in their practice will increase the value.
  • Prepare associate contracts.

Learn the basics of how to value your practice as well as discuss what potential buyers and banks look for.


Imagination & Creativity: The Difficult Road to Dental Product Development
Marc B. Appelbaum, DDS
1 hour of CE

Following this session, the attendee should be able to: 

  • Express the value of a protype and the methods to protect your idea.
  • Recognize how to access educational and financial support.
  • Value mentorship and networking.
  • Relate the value of persistence in the face of rejection.

Many practitioners at one time or other experience that eureka moment when they conceptualize a new technology or device. It is both thrilling and challenging. This is a discussion of one practitioner’s education in navigating the ill-defined pathway to bring a dental device from imagination to product development. The conversation will focus on the lessons learned, the access to valuable resources, and the pitfalls and mistakes made on the difficult road to dental product development.

This lecture will help equip creative and imaginative individuals with tools to make their dream of bringing a new technology or device that will improve outcomes for patients and practitioners a reality.


The Journey to a Digital Dentistry Practice: An Interactive Discussion
Eva Anadioti, DDS, MS, FACP
Robert Berg, DMD
Mark Ludlow, DMD, MS
Sundeep Rawal, DMD
1 hour of CE

At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Develop a plan for the implementation of digital technologies and assess the advantages and obstacles.
  • Discuss the selection of appropriate technologies, equipment, and training.
  • Review the integration of digital technology into any dental practice.

Advances in digital dental technology are changing the way many practitioners approach their workflows, treatments, and business practices. Prosthodontists are poised to lead the use of digital dentistry in clinical practice. Join us for this active discussion with several prosthodontists in academics and private practice that are leading the revolution in digital dental technology. Whether you have already started to incorporate new technologies, or you’re just thinking about getting started, this session is for you.

Moderated by Dr. Eva Anadioti, this interactive presentation will feature Dr. Robert Berg, Dr. Mark Ludlow, and Dr. Sundeep Rawal as they discuss their journey into digital dentistry. This session will heavily incorporate audience participation, so bring your questions as they discuss integrating digital technology into your practice.

This session is proudly sponsored by:





The P4 Approach to Patient-Centered Oral Healthcare: Empowering Our Patients
Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD, FSCDH
1 hour of CE

Following this session, the attendee should be able to: 

  • Discuss patient educational interventions to improve oral self-care behaviors.
  • Identify tools that can be used to engage patients to participate in monitoring their oral health status.
  • Discuss the P4 approach to coaching patients towards achieving whole mouth health.

Despite advances in preventive dental care, global oral health statistics reflect rates of caries and periodontal disease that are not improving. The burden of poor oral health compromises oral comfort and function, nutrition, and psychosocial and systemic health. Oral health is directly impacted by the social determinants of health. Providing normative oral health education through traditional methods has not proven effective at changing behavior or improving oral health and hygiene. Today’s consumers want to partner with their healthcare providers to set goals, select and implement provider-recommended interventions, and monitor their progress towards improving their health.

This program will review best practices for empowering patients to become active participants in their care. Examples of successful interventions to engage patients in their oral self-care will be presented based upon published literature grounded in behavioral change theories. The new model for coaching patients adopts the P4 approach to patient-centered healthcare: predictive, preventive, personalized, and participatory. Partnering with patients encourages bidirectional communication, adoption of recommendations, and enhanced engagement to promote better oral health. The overarching goal is to help patients achieve whole mouth health which is essential to whole person health.

This session is sponsored by:






Additional Information

Continuing Education Credit

ADA_CERP_Logo_CMYK    The American College of Prosthodontists is an ADA-CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professional in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

agd-pace-logo American College of Prosthodontists (Nationally) Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. 11/1/2021 to 10/31/2024 Provider ID# 214690

CDT_NADLThe American College of Prosthodontists is a National Board of Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology (NBC) approved continuing education provider for dental technicians. Continuing education credit awarded for participation in the CE activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his/her state licensing board(s) and submit the form provided by the ACP to receive credit.

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