A Travel and Educational Journey Destined to Change Your Life
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On an island nation 700 miles south of U.S. shores, a profound social and medical revolution is taking place.
Each month dentists from around the globe travel to the Dominican Republic to participate in one of the largest and most comprehensive dental education and live patient charitable missions the world has ever assembled.
Organized by Implant Seminars, a leader in continuing education dental courses and hands-on live patient training, dentist are given the opportunity to perform a host of maxillofacial medical procedures, including dental implants, block grafts, bone blocks, sinus lifts, ridge augmentation, ramus blocks, and more. Overseen by Implant Seminars' expert staff, multi-day trips are designed to be intense, exhilarating and highly rewarding experiences.
In a matter of hours dental students place up to twenty implants as patient by patient, procedure by procedure, their confidence soars. Attendees return to their home countries eager to take what they've learned and apply it to their own practice management. The results of such efforts are predictable, but no less exciting: patient volume will increase and enhanced revenue will offset high overhead costs, leading to greater profits. Practices can also dial down procedures that aren't proven revenue generators.
Back in the Dominican Republic, though, profits are secondary to transforming lives. At least once a month some 200-300 patients have their teeth and their smiles restored, entirely for free. Considering the Dominican Republic's robust tourism industry – in the first half of 2014, the country received 2.7 million tourists, a nearly 10 percent jump from the same period last year – the value of a healthy, vigorous smile cannot be underestimated. These simple esthetic improvements can be a Dominican Republic citizen's gateway to the middle class and a chance to embrace new career opportunities.
Two-Way Emotional Impact
Of course, as much as doctors transform the lives of patients, patient success stories have a profound impact on program participants. Many of Implant Seminars' former students report in hundreds of video testimonials (posted below) that their trip was a life-changing experience and one they will never forget, far exceeding their wildest expectations. Think about it: how often do patients give standing ovations to dentists upon their arrival in the office? At Implant Seminars, such expressions of gratitude and appreciation are commonplace.
"These past couple of days here have been phenomenal," said a recent attendee in their video testimonial. "Everything from the setup, arrival, the staff here, the faculty, the instruction – you will have a fantastic experience. …Plan on working, plan on learning."