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46th Annual DREA Symposium
DEC 7-8, 2018

The High Tech Digital Office - 
Beyond Paperless

Presented by

Dr. Larry Emmott

Course Description


Dentists face two daunting challenges. First, if they fail to use new technology effectively they risk falling behind competitively. Secondly, implementing new technology is expensive, however undoing a mistake can be even more expensive. As a result, dentists are cautious about new technology and justifiably suspicious regarding vendor claims.


This course will explore the wonders and the challenges of a digital dental practice with an emphasis in three specific areas of interest starting with paperless records. However paperless records are just the beginning; digital technology ultimately empowers dental team members with a more efficient - digital workflow - utilizing online communication and electronic services. Digital technology is revolutionizing every aspect of the dental practice; including how we communicate how make clinical decisions and how we manage the everyday flow of patients and staff in the office.


Next, we will look at the most massive undertaking in human history, the Internet. The Internet is now part of patient communications as well as patient care. It will only become more important in the future. However right now the critical factor is your online presence, your Google Juice. Like it or not, people judge you based on your Internet presence and your online reputation. User reviews, Google results and web pages matter. However what matters with Google may not be what the web salesman is trying to sell you. Discover the three purposes of an office web page, how to develop web pages that patients like and, even more importantly, how to use Google to get them there.


Finally, we will take a brief look into the future and three areas of digital technology that promise to revolutionize healthcare: 3D printing, Artificial Intelligence and Telemedicine.


This course will provide step by step help in using technology to simplify the patient experience from the first phone call to the final payment, including paperless forms and signatures web page support live online action and the four biggest mistakes to avoid.


This is an entertaining, must see presentation from Dr. Larry Emmott the nation’s leading high-tech dentist. There will be something for both the beginner and the high-tech power user all delivered in the fun and easy to understand style Dr. Emmott is famous for.


Learning Objectives:

  • Improved record keeping with digital technology.
  • Understand how digital technology works across platforms.
  • Reduce costs making care more accessible.
  • Keep patient records safe, secure and up to date.
  • Learn how to handle forms and signatures
  • The reasons to have an office web page.
  • Protect your online reputation.
  • Use the Internet to support existing patients.
  • Four ways to drive traffic to your web page.



Friday December 7 and Saturday December 8
Joseph Smith Building Sharon Room 9th Floor
15 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150

10 CE Credits for the day and a half

This course is approved by the Utah AGD.  Symposium attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance for 10 CE Credits after the meeting.

The Symposium will be held at the Joseph Smith Building 15 East South Temple, Salt Lake City UT 84150 in the Sharon Room on the 9th floor. 
The New Courtyard by Marriott (near Vivant Arena, free Trax to JSMB) offers $99 per night but must speak with Blair Myrick (385) 290-6500 and let her know that Mercedes Abad is Event Coordinator. Plaza Hotel (west of Temple Square) offers special rates as well. Contact Richard Williams (801) 606-2410 and again mention Mercedes Abad is our event coordinator.

Participants will be given all day parking pass for JSMB (Not City Creek parking). 

The fee for the course is $250.00 for dentists and hygienists, $135.00 for staff and guests.  A late fee will be assessed after November 20th.

Please register early.  Friday continental breakfast and refreshments at breaks will be provided, lunch and dinner on your own.  No refunds will be given for cancellations after November 20th.  For information please call Dr. Michael Crowton 801-479-7870

For website issues e-mail Dr. Michael Crowton @

Symposium Schedule

Friday, December 7, 2018

8:00am Registration
8:30 Presentation Begins
10:00 Break
10:15 Continue Program
11:30 Lunch Break
1:00pm Afternoon Program
2:30 Break
2:45 Continue Program
5:30 Adjourn

Saturday, December 8, 2018

8:30am Presentation Begins
10:30 Break
10:45 Continue Program
12:30 Adjourn

Symposium attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance for 10 CE Credits after the meeting.

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