Modern Dental Laboratory USA announces headline speakers for World Dental Forum 2012

January 13, 2012

The line up of speakers is beginning to take shape for Modern Dental Laboratory USA's World Dental Forum, scheduled for May 31 - June 3 in Hong Kong. The biennial, international meeting is focused on helping dentists find their way in the increasingly global dental marketplace. Recently announced headline speakers include DentalTown founder Dr. Howard Farran, who will be speaking about trends in the U.S. dental market, along with practice management consultant Dr.

The line up of speakers is beginning to take shape for Modern Dental Laboratory USA's World Dental Forum, scheduled for May 31 - June 3 in Hong Kong. The biennial, international meeting is focused on helping dentists find their way in the increasingly global dental marketplace. Recently announced headline speakers include DentalTown founder Dr. Howard Farran, who will be speaking about trends in the U.S. dental market, along with practice management consultant Dr. Rhonda Savage and marketing expert John Christensen.

The full meeting in Hong Kong will include expert speakers from around the globe and a chance for U.S. attendees to tour the Shenzhen, China manufacturing center of Modern Dental Laboratory. While Hong Kong might seem a long way to travel for a dental meeting, the show will feature plenty of clinical and practice management education along with global networking opportunities. It might just be the perfect opportunity for clinicians with excess frequent flier miles, or those looking to build up a new stockpile.

Read the complete press release below:

Dr. Howard Farran, Dr. Rhonda Savage and John Christensen to Headline at World Dental Forum 2012 May 31-June 3 convention in Hong Kong for dentists navigating an increasingly international industry

SEATTLE, Wash.-January 12, 2012 – Modern Dental Laboratory USA announces the addition of three key opinion leaders to the World Dental Forum 2012. Dr. Howard Farran, Owner, Founder and CEO, of Today’s Dental & Farran Media will be speaking about current trends in the U.S. dental market, including: Marketing; social media; the business side of dentistry; reimbursement and more. In addition, Dr. Rhonda Savage, CEO of Miles Global (formally known as Linda Miles & Assoc.) and Mr. John Christensen, Founder and President of chrisad will be leading the U.S. delegation of dentists at this prestigious event.

The biennial World Dental Forum will be held in Hong Kong, China from May 31 to June 3, 2012 and is open to all dentists. With a shift in the dental industry toward international integration, the World Dental Forum gives U.S. dentists an opportunity to meet with world-renowned dentists, opinion leaders, and suppliers from around the world. This prestigious event will feature lectures covering a wide-range of topics by some of the most influential dentists in the world. Dentists will also be able to earn continuing education credits (16 credit hours, PACE approved for AGD). Register by February 15, 2012, and receive a $500 lab credit from Modern Dental Laboratory USA.

This year’s World Dental Forum features an outstanding educational curriculum. Scheduled speakers from the United States include: Dr. Howard Farran; Dr. John Burgess; Dr. Joseph Kan; Dr. Jack Ferracane. Topics include: Current trends; dental restorations; endodontics; implant dentistry; aesthetic dentistry; sleep medicine; operative dentistry and more. All lectures will be in English.

The World Dental Forum will include an educational excursion to Modern Dental Laboratory in the world-class manufacturing hub of Shenzhen, China. This excursion will allow dentists to see first-hand how international integration is reaching dentists and patients across the world today. After the tour of the largest dental laboratory in the world, Modern Dental Laboratory USA will be hosting a semi-formal dinner for the U.S. delegation where Dr. Savage will share her insights about practice management to the U.S. delegation.

This year’s event will be held at the Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong and is organized by Modern Dental Laboratory USA and Modern Dental Laboratory. The World Dental Forum is particularly significant as the World Dental Forum is taking place in conjunction with the 100 year anniversary of The University of Hong Kong and the 30 year anniversary of The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Dentistry.

About Modern Dental Laboratory USA:Modern Dental Laboratory USA is Device a certified Medical Manufacturer that provides premium dental restorations to dentists and patients across the United States, with award-winning service centers in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle. It is headquartered in Seattle. Its dental laboratory, Modern Dental Laboratory, is based in Shenzhen, China, has been a pioneer in the global dental business since 1976 and is also the largest dental laboratory in the world. It is one of the only dental laboratories to obtain the highest level of certification in the dental lab industry, the ISO 13485:2003 certificate, which is the most stringent quality standard in the world for medical device manufacturing. This manufacturing standard exceeds even the standards of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Modern Dental Laboratory USA maintains this level of certification to enforce the elimination of variability in its processes so that its dentists can always provide their patients with consistent, safe and high-quality restorations.

About Hard Farran, DDS, MAGD, MBA, DICOI:
As owner, founder and CEO of Farran Media, LLC, parent company of Dentaltown, Hygienetown, Orthotown and Dentaltown en Español, Dr. Farran continues to connect and inform the dental profession worldwide. He is the winner of the Arizona Department of Health Services Dental Public Health Award for his efforts in fluoridating the city of Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Farran was also awarded the Arizona Award from Arizona State Dental Association, was the University of Missouri-Kansas City Dental School’s 1997 Alumni of the Year, is on the faculty of the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health and is the author of dozens of dental articles, books and multiple video series.

About Rhonda Savage, DDS:
Dr. Savage is the CEO for Miles Global, an internationally known practice management and consulting business. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and the Institute of Management Consultants. Dr. Savage is a noted speaker, lecturing on practice management, women’s health issues, periodontal disease, communication and marketing, and zoo dentistry.

About John Christensen, MS:
Mr. Christensen is the founder and president of chrisad, the world’s oldest, largest, and most successful practice marketing agency. Since 1980, he has been in a unique position to monitor leading edge, critical, worldwide dental marketplace trends and practice-performance factors. Over the past three decades, Mr. Christensen’s in-market experience has taken him 5.8 million miles by plane and half a million by car. In 2009 alone, he visited nearly 450 clients in 42 states and provinces across the continent.