Star of the North Meeting

April 23โ€“25, 2020 St. Paul, MN

Future Dates: April 22-24, 2021 and April 28-30, 2022

2019 Seminars

The Star of the North conference offers a wide range of professional development seminars that allow dental professionals to earn CE credits. 2019 seminars are listed for your reference, 2020 information will be available this fall. Click on each seminar below for more information, including pricing.

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Owning Your Practice: The Key to Your Financial Future

April 27, 2019
1:00 pm โ€“ 4:00 pm
  • Charles Loretto

Dentistry is changing rapidly! This high-energy lecture will leave all audience members fired up and crystal clear on why ownership is the way to go. We will discuss why this becomes an emotional rather than a business decision for so many, and how massive school debt often obscures the big picture. The course provides a realistic view of ownership versus being an employee. We will weigh the risks, consider debt, and evaluate options associated with opening a practice, entering a partnership, buying an existing practice, or working as a partner in a corporate dentistry environment. This lecture illuminates the path which a new dentist should take which leads to long-term personal and financial success.

Learning Objectives:
1) Understand how much an owner profits from having an associate.
2) Gain realistic expectations for ownership through case studies.
3) Learn how associates are leaving millions on the table when not owning a practice.
4) Know the key elements before purchasing a practice: location, type of practice, type of transition, price, age of equipment, etc.
5) Hear a proven plan to efficiently create opportunities for you to find the right practice for you.

Course Number: S1919

Recommended for

  • Dentists
  • Student Dentists

About the speaker

Charles Loretto

Mr. Loretto joined Cain Watters & Associates in 2001 and plays a critical role in CWA’s businesses development. In 2005, he founded National Dental Placements, a CWA affiliate that assists doctors in buying, transitioning and valuation of a practice.


Fundamental CE Credits 0
Elective CE Credits 0
DANB Credits 0
Core CE Credits 0
Core Topic N/A


Dentist Early Bird Fee $35.00
Staff Early Bird Fee $25.00
Dentist Regular Fee $45.00
Staff Regular Fee $35.00