Return home rejuvenated, inspired, and ready to innovate!

Choose From 2 Concurrent Courses

There is something for everyone!  Dentists and spouses, dental assistants and hygienists, administrators and office personnel!  Course times are held while at sea, so you can explore and enjoy your Caribbean excursions.  Join us for fun, sun, and CE!

Course 1:  Overcoming the Major Challenges in the Profession - 2017 with Gordon Christensen

We recommend this course for dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, specialists, technicians and spouses. This course is held concurrently to Lois Banta's course.   

Have you recently reviewed the current major trends in the profession and their potential impact on your practice?  Doing so will help you and your team prepare for events that can make or break your practice!  Know which trends are valuable to your practice and which will fizzle out.  See which technologies and products will best serve your patients and which ones will only deflate your wallet?  Where can your practice increase patient service while also increasing practice profitability? No matter how long you have been in practice, you and your team will benefit from this life-changing course.  

Some of the topics discussed during the cruise will include:

  • Are digital impressions better than elastomers?
  • Overcome the inability to identify initial caries
  • Overcome the challenges of the lingering recession
  • When and how to use cone beam
  • Making endo more predictable
  • Stop zirconia crowns coming off in service
  • Place implants in healthy patients with good bone
  • Coping with GERD
  • Overcome challenges with screwed-on abutments coming loose
  • Connect implants to natural teeth
  • Make affordable removable complete dentures used with minimal implants
  • Ask Gordon your personal questions
  • Many other timely topics!

Past participants tell us that our courses offer practical, essential, beneficial concepts and techniques from which every practice can benefit.  We invite you to join us and see for yourself!

14 CE hours

Course 2:  Creating a Successful Practice with Lois Banta

This course is offered concurrently to Dr. Christensen's course and is recommended for office personnel, spouses and practice administrators. The course presenter, Lois Banta, has been a well-known, popular presenter for many years. Join Lois as she discusses:
  • 7 breakthrough steps to create your best year ever!
  • How to set up and implement custom monitoring systems
  • Interview, hire, and maintain motivated teams
  • Create effective internal and external marketing techniques
  • Run efficient morning huddles and team meetings
  • Schedule designer days for high production and low stress
  • Interpret and evaluate key practice financial data 
  • Use your software to get consistent results
  • Identify insurance and financial guidelines
  • Track claims and accounts receivables
  • Know the best communications strategies to effectively collect from patients

Cabin Pricing

Cabins aboard Holland America's Ms Eurodam are booked separately.  You must book your cabin through the PCC Cruise Department to attend the course. Our Cruise Department will match pricing that comes from special Holland America promotions or from special-status privileges, please contact them with any pricing inquiries. Questions about the cruise?  Please call our Cruise Department at (800) 267-0243.


Feb 25   > Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Feb 26   > Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

Feb 27  > At Sea - Course Day

Feb 28  > George Town, Cayman Islands

Mar 1  > Cozumel, Mexico

Mar 2  > At Sea - Course Day

Mar 3  > Key West, FL

Mar 4  > Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Course Tuition

$798   |  Dentist

$498   |  Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Technicians, and Office Personnel

Overcoming the Major Challenges in Dentistry

We recommend this course for doctors and clinical staff members

The Successful Practice

We recommend this course for administration, business personnel, and front desk

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Gordon J. Christensen - Practical Clinical Courses (Nationally or Locally) Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.  Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.  6/1/18 to 5/31/21.  Provider ID# 208521

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Gordon J. Christensen - Practical Clinical Courses is an ADA CERP recognized provider.  ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.  ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.