< 2024 Topic Previews / Continuing Education Series

Turning Ordinary Into Extraordinary


Dr. Ankur Gupta
Friday, May 17, 2024
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Chase Center on the Riverfront – Wilmington

Includes Continental Breakfast - 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM;
and Buffet Lunch - 12:00 PM

Every office is made up of individuals who all possess a multitude of flaws. In even the most dynamic, successful, consistently happy organizations, there still exist flawed individuals, far from perfect. How did a group of ordinary people create something extraordinary? Vision, systems, personal reflection, honesty about our own unique drawbacks, along with many more pragmatic and attainable frameworks that all dental offices can create. Dr. Gupta will not only introduce steps to take in order to optimize the practice structure, but will also challenge each participant to reflect upon their own personal daily habits and routines, and how small changes can lead to a much-improved practice and personal life.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain strategies and tools for inspiring a culture of self-directed leaders in the practice
  • Explore a culture of autonomy in which team members feel ownership with practice improvement and implementation
  • Identify internally designed accountability systems
  • Completely rethink the norms of the patient experience
  • Discover the #1 happiness and relationship killer that also affects your ability to perform more comprehensive dentistry
  • Examine the culture, habits, and health of those living in Blue Zones and learn why they live disproportionately longer more robust
  • Introduce dynamic and underutilized clinical changes that are valuable, needed by patients, but also easy on our back and hands
  • Identify steps to prevent and treat burnout
  • Create a "second look" at the clinical repertoire at the office, and gain knowledge about the incredible potential dentists have at providing truly life-changing clinical knowledge

About the Speaker

Ankur A. Gupta, DDS, after completing a one-year GPR in Cleveland, started a practice from scratch in 2005. Armed with what he considered adequate dental knowledge, hand skills, and a personable demeanor, he watched as his practice floundered, finances became un-predictable, and his lower back and spirit toward his profession became worrisome. Rather than continue the trend, he made a guinea pig out of his office, family, and self, attempting any and all personal and professional "experiments" in self-improvement.

More than a decade later, he enjoys excellent new patient numbers and case acceptance, a solution oriented dental team; and most importantly, a meaningful and positive identity. He happily shares the failures and successes with dental and community groups throughout the country, always ending his presentations with practical, implementable, step-by-step ways to be better.

Dr. Gupta graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2004. In 2005, after completing a one-year General Practice Residency in Cleveland, Ohio, he and his partner Dr. Nisha Gupta started North Ridgeville Family Dentistry. In addition to founding North Ridgeville Family Dentistry, Dr. Gupta is a member of the American Dental Association, Greater Cleveland Dental Society, Ohio Dental Association, ADA Success Speaker Corp and an active board member and a speaker for Catapult Education's Speaker Bureau.

full day in-person
Full Day In-Person
CE Credits
DSDS/ADA Member Price
Before/After May 10
Non-ADA Member Price
Before/After May 10
Staff Member Price
Before/After May 10
May 10
Registration Deadline

Delaware State Dental Society
892 Eichele Road
Perkiomenville, PA 18074-9510
Phone: 302-368-7634