Diamonds and Pearls are a Practice's Best Friend

Date:  Friday, October 4,, 2024

Venue:  Embassy Suites – Downtown

Address:  101 East Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


  • Registration – 8:30 a.m.
  • Event – 9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch – 12:00-1:00 p.m. (catered lunch included) 
  • Dismissal – 3:00 p.m.

Tuition:  AIDA members: $99 per person.| General Admission: $149 per person

CE:  5 Lecture CE Credits


AGD Subject Code:  250

Live or Webinar:  Live

Prerequisites:  None

Registration Openings:

  • Nov 6 for AIDA Members
  • Dec 1 for General Admission

Course Description

It’s no secret: employees are a company’s greatest asset, especially in a dental practice! Therefore, leveraging key patient experience-moments will have huge benefits and in turn, will maximize your practice profits. This course is designed to provide piles of “diamonds” on clinical techniques and treatment planning “pearls” essential to seeing long-term success and financial growth. From understanding patient decision-making to the tools and tips for getting patients to be “WOW-ed” with the overall experience, this course is designed to give a practical, “soup-to-nuts” approach to the latest clinical research, approaches to human behavior and includes special emphasis on team communication.


Course Objectives

  • Learn current trends in today’s general practice and the market we exist in today 
  • Talk common sense, “real-world” approach to treatment planning, and the benefits of “co-diagnosis”
  • Understand personality styles via the DISC model of human behavior
  • How to apply DISC personality profiles for more effective hiring processes
  • Review clinical cases for the application of principles and products

Meet the Instructor

Tim Bizga, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.

Timothy M. Bizga, DDS, FAGD, is a general dentist practicing in Cleveland, Ohio. 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,where he is also an adjunct clinical assistant professor. He iscurrently a member of the American Dental Association anda fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Bizga is a certified John Maxwell speaker/trainer/coach, a certified DISC profile trainer, and a clinical consultant for The Dental Advisor. Dr. Bizga gives back to the community via dentalmissions around the world.