State of the Industry:

In three short years, YOU have had to learn to compete with a major supplier, your former referring source and now your competitor has become a member of a large DSO.

Don’t miss this years MKS.  ONLY here will you find answers to help you adapt to this new environment.

MKS is the largest business-focused event of the year exclusively for orthodontists. Attendees get 12 CE, a fully-paid, one-year subscription to Orthodontic Practice U.S. magazine, along with the opportunity to earn another 23 CE for free.

Hilton Anatole Dallas  |  October 26-27, 2018

The MKS Forum is about hard-core learning and interaction with highly successful peers. Period.

Is it any wonder MKS is the hottest meeting in the U.S.?

Panel 1

Doctor and Team Track Sessions


Friday, October 26, 2018


The Big Picture:

  • Dr. David Majoeroni, Welcome
  • Keynote, The Unknown Orthodontist


  • Dr. Jo and Scott Hansen, That Was Then – This Is Now
    How We Tripled Our Production in Four Years
  • Dr. David Boschken, My Large Practice is 95% Invisalign Thanks to Their Retail Strategy
  • Dr. Tyler Coles, Doctor referrals are dead, are you prepared?
  • Bonnie Hixson, The New “Credibility Gap”

Lead and Manage your Practice:

  • Dr. Ben Fishbein and Amanda Floyd, Growing your Practice
  • Dino Watt, Making Love & Business Work: Growing your business without growing apart in your relationship
  • Dr. Rael Bernstein, Associate….Solution or Problem?
  • Dr. Amy Jackson, Optimizing your practice to better your bottom line

Saturday, October 27, 2018


New Technologies to improve Patient Care and Your Bottom Line

  • Dr. Sam Dahar, Accelerated Aligner Orthodontics – Getting better results faster
  • Dr. Ron Roncone, “What Are We Missing to Achieve More New Patients, A Very High Enrollment Rate(90% +), Lots of Free Time, and Practice Differentiation?”
  • Dr. Tom Pitts, “Breakthroughs to WOW Esthetics, Quickly–  Better Marketing with More Profit”
  • Dr. Jamie Reynolds, The 3 Pillars of Modern Financial Management

The End Game

  • Interactive Panel Discussion, How to Increase Your Practice Value for the End Game… Either Now or in 20 Years
  • Dr. Scott Law, How I Grew from 1-140+ Practices in Less than 5 Years


Friday, October 26, 2018

  • Angela Webber, Jumpstarting Growth: Connecting Ideas with Implementation.
  • Scott Hansen, That Was Then – This Is Now How We Tripled Our Production in Four Years
  • Dino Watt, The Art of Body Language: The Key to a deeper connection with your team, your patients and your family.
  • Dr. Doug Depew, Move Over, Millennials…Is Your Practice Ready for Generation Z?
  • Dr. Jamie Reynolds, The 3 Pillars of Modern Financial Management
  • Ben Fishbein and Amanda Floyd, Practice Growth

Saturday, October 27, 2018

  • Amy Jackson, Optimize Your Practice
  • Tracy Martin, From Basic to Badass: The New Patient Experience Turned UP!

Tracy and her team at Straight Wire Consulting have over 35 years of experience helping some of the most productive and progressive orthodontic offices across North America. By now you’ve probably heard about her TC Mastery Courses, but make sure you attend the MKS Forum this year for a brand-new program where you’ll learn how to “reach for the starts” that your practice needs to thrive!Even better, you’ll leave will a workbook to ensure you succeed back home! Not to mention, attending MKS is the ONLY WAY that your TC will be able to attend Tracy’s next revolutionary TC Mastery Course—February 2019, in Vegas—at a $125 discount!DISCLAIMER: Only those wanting to surpass a basic approach to new patients should attend.

* Order of Speakers could change

Panel 2

Mindset Knowledge Skill

Speakers are selected for their ability to share the Mindset, Knowledge & Skill necessary to grow and manage a highly successful practice. Sharing real life, detailed techniques to improve and grow your practice in a discussion format.

These speakers are not hocking products or talking theory – they are sharing what they do in their wildly successful practices!



2018 Speakers

Dr. David Majeroni, Dr. Ron Roncone, Dr. Ben Fishbein, Amanda Floyd, Dr. Jamie Reynolds, Dr. Amy Jackson, Dr. Tyler Coles, Dr. David Boschken, Dr. Doug Depew, Dr. Scott Law, Dr. Sam Daher, Dr. Jo Hansen, Scott Hansen, MBA, Dr. Rael Bernstein, Dr. Tom Pitts, Angela Weber, Dino Watt, Jeff Behan, and more

Panel 3

Early Check-In & Cocktails

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Cocktail Party Sponsored By:


Sessions Run

Friday-Saturday  |  October 26-27, 2018

Orthodontist & Spouse: $995
Orthodontist Only: $845 
Team Member: $495


“This was a great meeting.
I’ve already signed up for next year.”


A few of the great exhibits at MKS 2017!


Panel 4


Hilton Anatole Dallas

Dallas leads Texas’ largest cities in Forbes’ 2015 ranking of “The Best Place for Business and Careers.”

The Hilton Anatole Hotel Dallas boasts the largest hotel art collection in the US, with over 1,000 exotic pieces from around the world, along with a full-service health club & spa and a choice of eight restaurants and bars. The Anatole is rated Four Diamonds by AAA Travel.

Early Check-In & Cocktails

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Sessions Run

Friday-Saturday  |  October 26-27, 2018


Hilton Anatole Dallas
2201 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75207

Telephone: +1-214-748-1200
Fax: +1-214-761-7520


Panel 5

The MKS Forum 2018, Benefitting Smile for a Lifetime!

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Smile for a Lifetime Foundation recruits orthodontists across North America to provide free braces to children in need. Our mission is to, “Create self-confidence, inspire hope and change the lives of children in a dramatic way.” through the gift of a smile. We are changing lives one smile at a time! 50% of the net proceeds from The MKS Forum will go to support Smile for a Lifetime in its mission to provide free orthodontic treatment to under-served kids throughout North America.

2018 Sponsors



MedMark’s dental publication brands represent a unique understanding of the niche dental industry, evolving trends, and proven in-chair techniques. Endodontic Practice US, Implant Practice US, Orthodontic Practice US, and award-winning Dental Sleep Practice, provide an enormous range of clinical and custom content including: industry-leading articles, practice management, practice profiles, continuing education opportunities, and emerging technology articles, written by world-renowned specialists and general dentists. To learn more about MedMark’s print and digital platforms, please visit www.medmarkmedia.com




Chris Graham is a Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor and Senior Portfolio Manager with Morgan Stanly based in Dallas, Texas. He spent 15 years on Wall Street as investment advisor to some of the largest and sophisticated institutional money managers in the world. He now leverages his experience on behalf of private clients to provide a family office like approach of applying business principles to personal wealth. Working closely with client legal and tax advisors, he helps address all aspects of a client’s plan – from estate planning and tax strategies, retirement, education and philanthropic planning.


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For over three decades, Reliance Orthodontic Products Inc. has served our profession with innovative quality bonding adhesives, sealants, and conditioners that are industry benchmarks.  Our service and professional technical support are second to none. Reliance – a passion for bonding innovation and excellence.  Please visit us at www.RelianceOrthodontics.com.




OrthoSynetics’ services help orthodontic practices drive more patients to the door and operate efficiently. Business experts develop marketing and operational plans based on each doctor’s individual goals. With OrthoSynetics, orthodontists can save time, save money and increase profits with marketing, purchasing, consulting, human resources and business support services.




Carestream Dental is committed to helping you run the most successful orthodontic practice possible. Orthodontic-specific workflow is built into our industry-leading solutions to maximize office efficiency. Our line of digital impression, digital radiograph, 3D imaging and OrthoTrac Management Software systems will help you communicate with your patients and deliver ideal treatment.  www.carestreamdental.com


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Align Technology is a global medical device company with industry-leading innovative products such as Invisalign clear aligners, iTero Intraoral scanners, and OrthoCAD digital services that help dental professionals achieve the clinical results they expect and deliver effective, cutting-edge dental options to their patients.  The Invisalign system and iTero Intraoral scanning system and OrthoCAD® digital services are available to general practitioner dentists (GP dentists), orthodontists, and other dental specialists. Align Technology provides training, clinical education programs, and the tools needed for orthodontists or GP dentists to adopt its innovative technology and offer the treatment options in their practices.


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OrthoBanc Professional Payment Management provides ACH and Credit Card Payment options.  We completely manage your accounts including all patient contact about failed transactions.  Additional OrthoBanc services include Credit Recommendations, Credit Bureau Reporting, and our newest service AccepTx Pro: Treatment and Fee Presentation tool! Call 888-758-0585 to learn more and schedule a demo.




OrthoFi is a software and service solution designed to increase your starts and streamline your processes. Our end-to-end flow streamlines onboarding, stimulates conversions, and takes on both insurance and patient processing and collections. A proven solution delivering dynamic growth, balanced cash flow and risk, and smoother operations with insightful metrics.


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MidAtlantic Ortho continues to grow as an established industry leader with over 20 years of service to the Orthodontic specialty. We manufacture and distribute a full line of quality products including, metal and aesthetic brackets, molar bands, buccal tubes, wires, elastomerics and instruments.   Among this offering are unique product brands such as our “Capsule” aligner case, Plier Brite cleaner and renowned instrument repair services. MidAtlantic’s commitment to quality products and responsive customer service consistently provide an overall better value to your practice.   It is this culture of excellence that has further strengthened our relationships with Orthodontic specialists and opinion leaders throughout the country.




Specialty Appliances has been a leading full service orthodontic laboratory since 1981. Specialty’s innovative focus has led to many appliance inventions and laboratory technology advancements. Today they are recognized as the most advanced and experienced digital orthodontic laboratory. Call Specialty Appliances if you value appliance quality, fit, and timely delivery.

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Ortho2 Edge Cloud delivers premium practice management, imaging, and communication solutions. Edge Cloud features truly optimized, private Cloud Computing, comprehensive management, imaging, patient reminders, education animations, morphing, cephalometric tracing, doctor and patient apps, a pediatric dentistry module, and more. Ortho2 is a leader in orthodontic practice management solutions for orthodontists.


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Cloud9Ortho was built from the ground up as a “true cloud” product. We did not take a legacy software and try to morph it into the cloud. We work extremely hard to make sure you take advantage of all the benefits of cloud computing. Make sure you are comparing apples to apples when talking to other vendors about the cloud!




We leverage proprietary technology platforms on behalf of the practices we represent to provide a more memorable, tailored, efficient and profitable patient experience. Our product suite is highly customized and enables our customers to offer a premier level of patient interaction. Practices look to us for total program solutions from marketing strategy to implementation. Simply said, we do the work. You get results.




OrthoChats offers professionally managed live chat exclusively for orthodontists. We help increase web conversions by engaging potential patients already surfing your site. We are the only chat agency on the planet to offer this service exclusively for orthodontists, with in-house, college educated, grammar and spelling certified orthodontic trained Smile Specialists.


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Benco Dental, headquartered in Pittston, Pennsylvania, is the largest privately owned, full-service distributor of dental supplies, dental equipment, dental consulting and equipment services in the United States. Founded in 1930 by Benjamin Cohen, the company has remained family-owned and focused on its unique mission to “deliver success, smile after smile.”




Birdeye helps you get valuable reviews on Google, Facebook, Healthgrades, etc while allowing you to monitor, manage and amplify your online reputation through our automated platform. We aggregate reviews from 100+ sites, generate new reviews, help manage negative reviews, and automatically distribute best reviews to social media, search engines, and 50+ consumer sites. End result — more word-of-mouth referrals and repeat patients.


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Banyan, formerly Social Dental, is a social media marketing SaaS company that created the only HIPAA-compliant patient photo and review sharing app and provides integrated websites and social advertising services. The app helps practices celebrate successful patient outcomes by posting HIPAA-compliant patient photos and reviews at the point of treatment.




NEOLab is your full-service orthodontic lab, and the current leader in digital workflow. With personalized customer service, seamless intraoral scanner integration and 40 years of quality craftsmanship, NEOLab sets the bar for progressive orthodontic laboratories.


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DDS Multimedia provides dental practices with marketing techniques that turn the web into an advantage for their practices. We focus our website design and marketing efforts solely on the dental industry, and have developed proven campaigns that improve your patients’ experience, and increase your practice’s bottom line.




Keeping track of data can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Gaidge is an easy-to-use analysis framework that simplifies data collection and interpretation, giving you the information needed to grow your business. Over 700 doctors across 1000 locations nationwide count on this system each day, making Gaidge the go-to analytics solution for the orthodontic industry. Over the past five years, Gaidge has perfected the art of business analytics, leaving you with real numbers, simple solutions, and a more profitable practice.




Renew Digital distributes certified pre-owned panoramic X-ray and cone beam equipment to orthodontists throughout the United States. The company’s low, one-price guarantee includes installation, training and a comprehensive warranty, enabling dental professionals to deliver superior patient care, more affordably. Call 888-246-5611 or visit renewdigital.com to learn more.




365 Printing, based in Atlanta, GA, distributes 3D dental printers to orthodontists. The company’s focus on dental professionals and consultative clinical approach allows them to deliver unparalleled custom service for a faster return on investment. Call 888-603-9140 or visit 365printing.com to learn more.

LED Dental | Apteryx is a dental imaging technology provider that has been focused on delivering state-of-the-art imaging software and systems for over 20 years. With a dedication to white-glove service, LED Dental | Apteryx places an emphasis on delivering next-generation imaging systems combined with an exceptional customer experience. For more details, please visit www.leddental.com.


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Henry Schein® Orthodontics™ (HSO) is the Orthodontic Specialty Division of Henry Schein. We believe that relationships matter and every customer is important. This is why we are dedicated to the success of the clinician’s business by helping you provide your patients with excellent treatment results. Know that you can “Rely on Us.”



Dolphin provides high-quality 2D/3D imaging, diagnostic, practice management, case presentation, and patient education software for orthodontists worldwide. Dolphin products tightly integrate with digital x-ray units, CBCT systems, telephonic solutions and Web-enabled applications, and are compatible with the latest operating systems. Mobile and Cloud solutions are available. Backed with 24/7 technical support.


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It’s not uncommon for an orthodontist to be the target of a malpractice claim. That’s why Pearl Insurance and the American Association of Orthodontists Insurance Company (AAOIC) are working together to effectively protect each policyholder. AAOIC’s malpractice insurance is the most popular of its kind in the United States. Many AAO members consider it the greatest single benefit of membership.



Crystal Clear is the industry leader in providing world-class software, marketing and consulting solutions for the modern medical practice. We offer the industry’s finest opportunity management software, 100% customized digital marketing services and expert consulting for maximum practice growth. Call 888-611-8279 today and learn how our all-inclusive system can help you FIND, SERVE and KEEP more patients profitably.


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Kaleidoscope – Stunning Digital Marketing for Your Reception Area
• Initial customization for no charge ($1200 value) includes over 300 layouts
• All of your practice is featured
• 50 professionally-designed layouts change every month 
• 70 scheduled seasonal/holiday layouts change throughout the year
• Parents prefer Kaleidoscope – soothing flow of information captures  attention



Komet USA is the orthodontist office source for the world’s best dental rotary instruments. Building on 90 years of tradition, innovation and excellence, Komet USA brings unmatched quality and value to dental offices and laboratories. We are committed to excellence to maintain and nurture our heritage of high quality.




AcceleDent® Optima™ is the first and only orthodontic device that directly connects patients and practices with monitoring, direct messaging and rewards. AcceleDent drives predictable outcomes with patented SoftPulse Technology® demonstrated to speed up bone remodeling. The pulsating forces like those AcceleDent produces are clinically shown to stimulate cellular activity in orthodontic treatment.

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The mission of Legally Mine is to empower members of the healthcare and business communities with knowledge and tools to protect their assets from lawsuits, legitimately reduce their tax liability, and cultivate an environment wherein they can thrive financially.
Legally Mine is a full-service legal structuring business that provides documents, service, implementation, and support for the asset protection, and tax reduction needs of each of our clients.

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For 50+ years, Ormco has partnered with the orthodontic community to manufacture innovative products and solutions that enhance the lives of our customers and their patients. From personalized service to worldwide continuing education programs and marketing support, Ormco is committed to helping orthodontists achieve their clinical and practice management objectives.


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Lighthouse 360 is an award-winning platform that helps dental professionals maximize patient visits through automated communications.

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Boyd Industries is a market leader in the design and manufacture of specialty dental and medical operatory equipment. Our products include a full line of dental exam, treatment and surgical chairs, dental delivery systems, LED exam and surgical lighting, custom sterilization and storage cabinetry, doctor and assistant setting and video game consoles.

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Dental Monitoring

Dental Monitoring is the first web-based monitoring solution in orthodontics. We formed a team of orthodontists and engineers, committed to empowering orthodontists with solid, continuous analytics and promoting closer cooperation with patients. With headquarters in Europe and a global network of partners, we deliver our technology and innovation worldwide.



Forestadent USA is a leading manufacturer of orthodontic products, including our new BioQuick Self-Ligating Brackets, QuicKlear SL brackets, 2D Lingual Brackets, Mini Sprint & Micro Sprint twin brackets, Forestadent GLAM aesthetic twin brackets, bands, buccal tubes, laboratory products and expansion screws, Bio Series Archwires including the new BioCosmetic, acrylic material, instruments, Easy Fit Jumper appliance, wires, elastic products, adhesives, and auxiliary products. The company also provides nickel-free materials and latex-free plastic products.




With Embrace your Practice Consulting Services, LLC, we can train each department in your office to enhance your customer service. We will instruct your staff on business and management methods that are necessary to improve practice revenue and office efficiency. We have extensive knowledge and experience to work with each unique dental or orthodontic practice to offer a customized plan that will fit your needs.




Since 1933, Rocky Mountain Orthodontics (RMO) has been on the forefront of orthodontic innovation and continuous improvement in the industry. With a versatile product line that includes everything from early treatment to fixed appliances, RMO is your one-stop-shop for quality, U.S. manufactured products you can depend on!



Weave will help you elevate your patient communication without forgetting the basics. Yes, we give you advanced texting, automated reminders and recalls, reviews, etc., but we also give you an unparalleled, smart solution for your office phones by connecting them to our platform and your practice management software.

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EasyRX is universal lab prescription software for orthodontic practices and labs. EasyRx was developed to help practices and labs better manage the entire lab prescription process, helping practices transition to a complete digital workflow.

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CWA supports the growth of more than 1,600 dentists and dental practices. It combines sound accounting practices, proactive tax planning and solid money growth strategies to help you and your business meet its full potential. Since 1984, CWA has been guiding dentists nationwide to reach their financial goals.


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The most intuitive practice management software in the industry native to Mac, PC and Cloud. Providing clinically advanced Imaging, Ceph Tracing and Analysis Software for accurate and reliable ceph tracings while maintaining seamless integration with Practice Management Systems.Wave was designed, developed and proven inside top ortho practices around the world.



Rooster Grin Media is a boutique online marketing firm that was founded on the concept that we can be an online competitive advantage for our Doctors. Our goal is to facilitate better communications between our clients and their patients by promoting your brand, creating deeper relationships between you and your patients, and locating new patients. Our core services include Web Design, Web Hosting, Google AdWords, and Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

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Medidenta has over 75 years of helping Dentists provide the best care for their patients with products that solve problems. The Air-Free-Handpiece is a perfect example for Orthodontics. The Air-Free vents at the supply end which eliminates air sensitivity and discomfort to teeth during de-bonding, resulting in a pain-free procedure.




3Shape is changing dentistry together with dental professionals across the world by developing innovations that provide superior dental care for patients.

Our portfolio of 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions for the dental industry includes the multiple award-winning 3Shape TRIOS intra-oral scanner, the game-changing 3Shape X1 4-in-1 CBCT scanner, and market-leading scanning and design software solutions for dental labs.



Rhinogram is reimagining patient communication by removing barriers that limit real connections by allowing patients to text/digitally message their healthcare provider while keeping the provider HIPAA compliant. We believe better conversations lead to better care, so Rhinogram is making it possible for patients and practices to simply communicate.




Orthopli Corporation is a family owned and operated business specializing in the manufacturing and distribution of orthodontic instruments.

Orthopli Corporation has been in business since 1972, and we are excited for everyone to meet the third generation of the Orthopli family.

Our goal is to manufacture a quality product and continue to provide personal, excellent service.


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OrthoPulse® is an established device that uses low levels of light energy to stimulate the bone surrounding the roots of your teeth and facilitate tooth movement which may reduce treatment time for braces or clear aligners. OrthoPulse® is the first device of its kind cleared by the FDA for use with both braces or clear aligners.

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The Smiles For Life Network is supported by the largest and fastest growing Specialty Dental Support Organization, D4C Dental Brands, Inc. With over 100 doctor-owned pediatric dental and orthodontic offices, D4C Dental Brands and The Smiles for Life Network specialize in helping great doctors bring high quality care to patients.

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Red Spot Interactive delivers industry leading patient acquisition, retention technology, and marketing services. RSI’s clients have generated over $100 million in new patient fees and 100,000 patient consultations since 2011. Marketing profit tracking, a patient scheduling department, marketing automation, and services are included in RSI’s platform.



As an award-winning mentor, trainer and coach, Dino’s programs have helped thousands of people develop into powerful business owners, passionate spouses and positive influencers.

Dino’s unique ability to help high performers in both their personal and professional relationship’s has been featured on ABC, CBS, FOX News, NBC and TEDx.

Speaking and training highlights have included speaking for the American Association of Orthodontists, Pitts Progressive Study Group, The Shulman Study Club, ASDA and as a keynote speaker for Ortho2, Colorado Summer Orthodontic Meeting and many others.


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Ortho Marketing Done for You- Founded by brothers Dr. Dustin & Tyler Coles, Ortho Marketing DFY is not just a marketing company; we also own the largest and fastest growing orthodontic practice in Arizona. We provide tested, tracked, & proven done-for-you marketing solutions for orthodontists.