11-02-18 – The One-Day Dental MBA


November 2, 2018

Presented by Dr. Howard Farran



You went to dental school to become a dentist. Now Dr. Farran teaches you and your staff the business of dentistry.

Dr. Howard Farran is one of the most forward-thinking, cutting-edge dentists in the world. You will enjoy his fast-paced, straight-from-the-hip, politically incorrect, exhilarating style while you learn more in one lecture than you ever thought possible. Dr. Farran’s seminar focuses on the business of running a dental office – things that every business needs to do during this economic environment, and what every business needs to make its products and services more efficient. The things that can realistically be managed and what functions your business should have.

This seminar is perfect and the timing couldn’t be better!

Howard’s topics may include:

 Learn how to apply time-tested MBA-level management to your office.

 Learn how to build a winning team without any hype, fluff, or wishful thinking.

 Learn how to get twice as much done in half the time while reducing your stress.

 Understand how to learn and commit to operations and logistics, instead of chaos and guesswork.

 Learn to focus your practice: market differentiation, cost leadership, and niche market.

 Learn which sectors in dentistry are growing faster with higher net income so you can focus your practice for profitability.

 Learn how to develop a relationship-based practice instead of a product-based practice.

 Increase treatment plan acceptance by understanding market segmentation and price elasticity.

 See how going digital can dramatically increase your case acceptance.

 Learn the real reasons patients put off dental treatment.

 Learn the first and second laws of customer satisfaction.

 Learn about the only three things you manage – people, time, and money.

 Learn about the three functions of business – to make something, sell something, and watch the numbers.


Howard Farran, DDS, MBA, is a practicing dentist with more than 25 years of clinical experience, as well as a noted international speaker on faster, easier, more efficient dentistry. He has captivated audiences around the world with his innovative, informational, off-the-cuff and entertaining lectures for more than two decades. His area of expertise covers many aspects of dentistry, including the business of dentistry and clinical topics. Howard was voted #3 on the list of The 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry for 2017.

Born in Wichita, Kansas, Dr. Farran made the decision at a young age to become a dentist. To accomplish this, he completed his Undergraduate studies at Creighton University, and in 1987, he graduated from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry. Upon graduation, Dr. Farran opened up his successful practice – Today’s Dental – in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Farran later went on to earn his MBA from Arizona State University in 1999. Dr. Farran has also earned his MAGD and DICOI, and is currently on the faculty of the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health.

Dr. Farran has received multiple accolades including being named Alumni of the Year by the University of Missouri in 1997; receiving the Arizona Public Health Dentist of the Year Award in 1995 by the Arizona Office of Dental Health; and the Arizona Award in 1989 from the Arizona State Dental Association for outstanding contributions made to the profession of dentistry for his efforts to fluoridate the water of Phoenix.

Dr. Farran is the Founder and CEO of Farran Media, LLC, the parent company of

Dentaltown.com, Dentaltown Magazine, as well as Hygienetown, Orthotown, and Townie Meeting. Dr. Farran’s true passion is to connect and inform the dental profession worldwide, so to achieve this, in 1999 he launched Dentaltown.com – an online community of more than 160,000 dental professionals all over the globe! Culling important and timely information from the conversations on Dentaltown.com,

Dentaltown Magazine is the number-one requested publication for the dental profession and is distributed to more than 120,000 dentists in more than 40 countries each month.

Also, Townie Meeting is the highly anticipated annual event for members of Dentaltown.com (aka “Townies”) to attend in Las Vegas, drawing hundreds of dental professionals from around the world.

Dr. Farran has authored hundreds of articles in dozens of professional journals – including the most read column in dentistry, “Howard Speaks” – and has developed several educational video series on the business of dentistry. His most recent book, an International Best Seller “Uncomplicate Business” shares his proven techniques to increase productivity and expand your business. Howard’s innovative podcast show “Dentistry Uncensored” has reached 1 million downloads and given countless accolades.

His lecture topics cover many various aspects of practice management, including business planning, operations and finance, e-commerce business and internet marketing.

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