Wisconsin Dental Study Club’s Winter Meeting
As the end of the year rolls around, it was once again time for the Stephens Dentistry Holiday Festivities. While we do like together and celebrate the end of the year as an office, we also like to incorporate a continuing education lecture into our plans. This year we decided we would go to the Wisconsin Dental Club’s gathering which is hosted at the Grand Geneva Hotel, for a two day lecture course focused on strengthening our dental practice.
When we first arrived at the hotel on Thursday morning, the first thing we all noticed was how beautiful the whole area was. About 10 minutes outside of Lake Geneva, this hotel is a vast estate that contains all sorts of activities. While it hadn’t been cold enough for natural snow, one of the first things we saw was the artificial snow that was already being made on the ski hill.
After settling in with some coffee, we began the two day lecture “It Takes a Team!” featuring the speaker, Ms. Sheri Kay. Sheri is a published author, a registered dental hygienist, and was voted one of the top 25 women in dentistry in 2011. She specializes in dental practice coaching and takes pride in having worked with hundreds of different dental offices. She has experience in every different aspect of dentistry and continues work in Neuroscience, Psychology, and Organizational Development. In addition to all that, she is a spark plug that really knows how to give a lecture to a big group of people.
There were about thirteen different dental offices in attendance, some ranging from small 5 person teams to one office that looked to have almost 50 attendees. The attendees at the lecture were varied; from front office, hygienists, dentists, assistants, and office managers. The entire Stephens Dental team was in attendance and we were impressive right from the beginning. Sheri had every office in the room split up and create a cheer song. Our office was proud to be one of winning teams with our holiday rendition “Stephens is Coming to Town”.
After the long day of lecturing, our team got together for a beautiful dinner and gift exchange. It was an awesome night for everyone to spend time together away from the office. At these annual events we always like to use the time to discuss what we enjoy about each other and how we can focus our office in an even more positive direction going forward. All in all, it was a great weekend and got everyone excited for an even better 2018!