Unlock the full potential of laser technology and build a profitable practice!


Join Nick Clausen with invited KOLs for a live online series about the Business of Dentistry with a laser focus. We’ll answer questions that vitalize your dental laser curiosity about how lasers can increase your bottom line and patient and team satisfaction. The focus is on non-clinical business-related topics that could help you build a successful dental practice.




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Sessions are held on Tuesdays from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PT
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April 16, 2024 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET

Dental Insurance: Top 3 Trends Impacting Your Income


Guest Speaker: Dr. Patrick O'Rourke

Patrick O’Rourke began his career in operations management at a dental & vision insurance company in Florida, which after several acquisitions and mergers, is now MetLife. He spent five years at Humana in Atlanta selling in the large group segment (100+ employees). In addition to several awards throughout his career, he has earned many professional certifications.


Understanding the nuances involved with all aspects of risk management helped business partners rely on his expertise to guide client recommendations. He is an insurance insider that has built dental networks, worked in operations management, designed dental plans, and opened markets.


In 2013, he founded Practice Quotient, which specializes in dental insurance PPO network contract analytics and reimbursement guidance, representing the dental provider.


When he's not negotiating contracts, Patrick serves on panels and as a guest speaker for dental associations and study clubs across the nation.


As a national public speaker, Patrick educates doctors on how dental managed care participation impacts the lifecycle of their business and its bottom line.



The decision to become a participating provider for insurance companies is an important component of the practice’s patient acquisition strategy. Understanding how the delivery of dental care is financed will help develop an effective business plan. The private insurance industry and the Federal/State governing bodies are responsible for financing most of the healthcare treatment in the Unites States. These entities are constantly evolving with regards to budgets, perceived treatment necessity, legislative initiatives, and market share.



A summary of material industry changes that have happened in the past twelve to eighteen months and/or are pending will be included with a breakdown of resulting effects for the dental provider community.



This course will focus primarily on private insurance industry efforts to reduce their cost of care, attempts to add/remove contractual language in participating provider agreements and alter overall methodology to compensate dentists/dental specialists for treatment.



There will be an overview of recent network participating contract language and what steps may be taken to remedy (if applicable).

It will cover new companies and financial vehicles that have potential to open new access to patients who currently feel that oral healthcare is out of their reach. 






Past Sessions

February 13, 2024 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET

Billing and Coding Challenges: Suggestions to get the most out of the work you do

Guest Speaker: Dr. Yooson Kim






Are you a dental professional looking to navigate the complexities of coding for laser dentistry procedures with confidence? This one-hour webinar is designed to demystify dental coding in the realm of laser dentistry. In this course, you'll delve into the fundamentals of laser dentistry, exploring its applications, benefits, and potential pitfalls. This webinar will equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to accurately code for various laser procedures, ensuring compliance and maximizing reimbursement for your practice. With a focus on clarity and conciseness, we will break down coding concepts into digestible chunks, allowing you to grasp them with ease. Through case studies and real-world examples, you'll gain practical insights that you can immediately apply in your practice. Whether you're a seasoned practitioner looking to enhance your coding proficiency or a newcomer to the field of laser dentistry, this webinar will offer something for everyone. Join us on a journey of discovery as we unravel the mysteries of dental coding in laser dentistry, empowering you to excel in your professional endeavors.

January 16, 2024 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET

Manage Your Schedule - Don't Let Your Schedule Manage You 

Guest Speaker: Kim McGuire, COO of Fortune Management





Do you ever feel like a hamster in a wheel during your workday and at the end of your busy day, your numbers don't show it?  In this informative webinar, you will learn the why and how of one of the most important and critical systems of a dental practice - the schedule!  We will take a look at our belief systems around patient care and the 'why' behind an effective scheduling system.  We will also cover the nuts and bolts on implementation.  


Learning Objectives:

  • Discover the WHY behind an effective schedule to goal system
  • Learn the step by step process to implement a strong scheduling system
  • Learn the key agreements for each to to have in place for scheduling success

October 17, 2023
Laser Dentistry - Let's Optimize Production 




Learning Objectives

  1. Understand doctor and team communication roles and responsibilities when discussing laser care that will help with accepting proposed treatment plans.

  2. Know how to ask for video testimonials that are free and easy to use on social media that lead to increases in new patient flow

  3. Be able to create a hygiene co-discovery program that will increase same-day dentistry opportunities in your hygiene department.

Unleash the full potential of your laser technology!


November 14, 2023
Navigating Workforce Challenges: Successful Staffing Strategies w/Dennis Marvel


In today's dynamic business landscape, it's crucial to understand why we find ourselves in this staffing predicament and, more importantly, equip you with the essential tools to overcome it. Discover that not having a complete team is manageable, even in the face of daunting realities.

  • Gain a deep understanding of the prevailing workforce challenges and the factors shaping them.
  • Explore and adopt effective recruitment strategies that are relevant in today's environment.
  • Learn how to retain your valuable employees, reducing the urgency of constant recruitment.
  • Create a straightforward and effective training program that paves the way for employee success and growth.

Join us in this session to master the strategies and insights needed to thrive in a competitive job market and build a resilient and skilled workforce.





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