Friday, January 11
Registration   7:30 a.m.
Course            8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


FFA Enrichment Center 
DMACC Ankeny Campus
1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway
Ankeny, IA 50023

Driving Directions 

Speaker Biographies

Lou Graham, DDS
Dr. Graham is an internationally recognized lecturer extensively involved in continuing education for dental professionals. His lectures focus on incorporating current clinical advancements through “conservative dentistry.” He emphasizes the same concepts he practices: dental health diagnosis, treatment plans for medically compromised patients, conservative treatment, cosmetic dentistry, and customized approaches to periodontal care, implants and laser dentistry.

Dr. Graham is the founder of the Catapult Group, a continuing education company whose philosophy and programs use contemporary, interactive formats to integrate time-proven conservative dentistry with 21st century materials and techniques.

Dr. Graham is a published author in many leading national and international dental journals. He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, Chicago Dental Society and Illinois Dental Association.

Dr. Graham is a graduate of Emory Dental School. He is the former Dental Director of the University of Chicago’s Department of Dentistry.

Dr. Graham enjoys providing dental care at his multi-specialty private practice group, University Dental Professionals, in Chicago, IL – Hyde Park.

Timothy M. Bizga, DDS, FAGD
Dr. Bizga is a general dentist practicing in Cleveland, Ohio. His practice focuses on comprehensive care, with Dr. Bizga’s special interests in implants, cosmetics and facial aesthetics.

Dr. Timothy Bizga brings a unique perspective to his programs, having the experience from all sides of the equation; Dentist, Assistant and Lab Technician.  This fresh approach is engaging to his audiences of all disciplines.

His background in dentistry is lengthy and diverse. Once a former chairside assistant, he also worked as a dental lab-technician, making his perspective unique among others in the field of dentistry. He received his DDS from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association and a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Bizga is a Certified John Maxwell Speaker/Trainer/Coach, a certified DISC profile trainer, clinical consultant for The Dental Advisor and member of Catapult Speakers Bureau. Dr. Bizga gives back to the community via dental missions around the world.


Caleb Van Cleave 
Goetze Dental 

Influencing the Outcome: The Success Roadmap to a Thriving Independent Dental Practice in 2019

Presented by Lou Graham, DDS and Timothy M. Bizga, DDS FAGD
Goetze Dental Contacts

Justin Noethe         563-513-9877
Caleb Van Cleave  515-669-1404

$45 per person,  4 CEs

7:30 a.m.  Registration, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Course

Tradition is not always a reliable guide!  In today’s general dental practice, having a proper balance in treatment mix is essential to profitability and success.  Walking away with the confidence to take on more is what this course is all about.

Designed with the solo practitioner in mind, this course provides informational “gold” on a variety of clinical topics essential to building a thriving private practice. From treatment protocols essential to confidently diagnosis, to the tools and select tips for longer lasting dentistry, this course offers a practical “nuts and bolts” approach to achieving more predictable treatment and emphasises the importance of thoughtful case selection. Clinical tips, case reviews and brand suggestions will be included.

Educate offices on the newest technologies and techniques in dentistry, including: CAD/CAM, CBCT, surgical grafting, restoring implants, placing implants, and best practices for the hygiene department. Also, to create leadership within the practice that creates and adheres to the vision and culture.

Morning Session - 4 CEs         8 a.m. - Noon

Clinically Thriving with Newest Technology and Techniques
Lou Graham, DDS

  • Learn how to create the ideal initial exam: Incorporating the latest technologies to increase case acceptance
  • Learn how to implement the entire team into the examination process
  • Lean how to customize the transition to next steps for patient care

Surgical Grafting, Restoring Implants, and Placing Implants: Oral Surgery and Implants
Tim Bizga, DDS, FAGD

  • Understand how the ability to provide bone grafting and implants enhances the doctor’s ability to treatment plan (3 unit bridge becomes implant, etc.)
  • Recognize that by adding key procedural elements to your repertoire, you can have an immediate impact and increase profitability
  • Discuss the idea of creating the “super GP”, the  one who does more in-office than referral (specific procedures and skills)

Implant Restorations: Why the hybrid approach of cement and screw? When, Where and Why
Lou Graham, DDS

  • Learn another option, step by step, for single tooth replacement

Afternoon Session & Lunch    Noon - 3:30 p.m.

Practice Management
Tim Bizga, DDS, FAGD

  • Learn how to be a better leader
  • Understand the team aspect of the private practice
  • Learn how to position private practice from a marketing perspective (what can doctors, hygienists, and assistants do within the practice to help the patient understand thevalue they receive at a private practice)
  • Learn how to extract the most from our everyday practice to increase productivity and profits
  • Learn how to set the vision of the practice and creating a thriving culture

Million Dollar Hygiene: What are the best approaches to maximize your recall visit and gain not case acceptance but increase your production per hours
Lou Graham, DDS & Tim Bizga, DDS, FAGD

  • Recognize the “Wheel” and how the entire hour flows to create value add
  • Identify the essentials to what must be done diagnostically on a yearly basis
  • Learn how to customize home care… do you have the time?
  • Understand how to follow the numbers, and how they guide your growth to success

Panel Discussion


Catapult Group, LLC is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals 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. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp.

Approved PACE Program Provider. FAGD/MAGD Credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. 6/1/16 to 5/31/20.  Provider ID 306446.

Dr. Lou Graham and Dr. Tim Bizga receive compensation from GC America, NSK,           Perio Protect, Procter & Gamble and Weave for their time involved in preparing and delivering this presentation.

AGD Subject Code: 250, 690

Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancellations must be received prior to January 4, 2019.