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December 6 -7, 2018 | The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC

Our goal is for all Paragon practices to be able to say… “I have a profitable, growing practice, and I am on my way to financial independence!”

We believe the profitability of your practice and your finances are inextricably intertwined. With that in mind, we have created an event uniquely designed to help you grow and thrive in each of these areas. Industry leaders will equip and inspire you to understand how this looks for you.

Our program will be held at the distinctive 5-star Ritz- Carlton Washington D. C.

Hamilton Capital Management CIO Tony Caxide will be with us for the sixth consecutive year, providing his annual financial market perspective update and presenting on how you can obtain financial freedom. Paragon’s President Ken Runkle, will present his annual Year End Review segment, one that has been the highlight of our program for over 25 years. These and many more topics will be presented as part of our marquee Year End Event as we say goodbye to 2018 and welcome in 2019. During our lunch break on Thursday, we are excited to welcome back Mr. Tony Caxide, the Chief Investment Officer for Hamilton Capital Management, as he presents his 6th annual financial market perspective update. HCM is sponsoring lunch for those who register for this presentation.


Reservations must be made by Wednesday, November 14, 2018 to ensure the Paragon preferred rate of $369/ night. Please note rooms will go quickly and this hotel will reach sell-out status over these dates of our event.

The Paragon Senior Consulting Team will kick things off for the ninth consecutive year with their annual segment “60-IN-60 Best Practices, Pearls, and Products”.

After making your hotel reservations, please contact the Paragon team at (800) 448-2523 to get registered. We look forward to seeing you in Washington, D.C.




7:00 – 8:45 a.m. SESSION ONE PARAGON SENIOR CONSULTING TEAM – Best Practices, Pearls, and Products

We are excited to welcome back Paragon’s Senior Consulting Team for our annual 60-IN-60 segment for our 9th year in a row. Our team has nearly 100 years combined experience consulting in dental practices in over 30 states. They will share some of the best practices, pearls, and products being used by successful practices.

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. SESSION TWO MR. BILL ROSSITop Ten Things You Need to Know about Your PPO’s

The right “plays” with PPO’s can have a substantial impact on you bottom line. We feel Bill Rossi and his team at Advanced Practice Management have one of the deepest experiences in dealing with PPO issues. He will share how to take back control from the PPO’s! He has helped multiple offices gain tens of thousands of dollars in collections through the right PPO approach. He is here to help you find the right approach for your practice.

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. SESSION THREE MR. BILL ROSSI – Management by Fear

Bill Rossi has over 35 years in the dental industry. His firm, Advanced Practice Management, LLC is actively involved in the ongoing management of over 250 practices. During this session, Bill will present why courage is just as important as hard work, skills, and integrity for long-term practice success.

12:00 – 1:45 p.m. SESSION FOUR –during our lunch break MR. TONY CAXIDE: Market Trends- 6th Economic Update Hamilton Capital Management is sponsoring lunch for anyone interested in attending on Thursday. During our lunch break, we are excited to welcome back Mr. Tony Caxide, the Chief Investment Officer for HCM as he presents his 6th annual economic update. If you plan to attend be sure to check the appropriate box on the RSVP page. If not, feel free to make alternative lunch plans. There are some great options in the area.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. SESSION FIVE SPOTLIGHT: An Education on Various Products and Services Technology, risk-assessment, marketing, dental instruments, software, patient engagement are just a few of the many items that will be discussed during this segment. Many will be offering insight into what role it plays in your everyday and how it impacts your bottom line. This segment is geared towards educating our offices on the many products and services that can streamline systems and increase your overall productivity.

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. SESSION SIX CRAIG YOUNG, CPA, CHBC: Profitability and Your P&L

How profitable is your practice? Are you truly developing and maintaining a profitable practice? How should your P&L be created, organized and laid out? During this session, Craig Young, CPA, CHBC (Principal 4SIGHT LLC) provides proven profit measuring systems crucial to building, operating and maintaining a profitable practice.



7:00 – 8:45 a.m. SESSION SEVEN A PANEL DISCUSSION CHAIRED BY KEN RUNKLE: How to Protect Your Practice Before the Next Recession

We are committed to preparing and protecting your practice from the next recession. Past economies have shown recessions appear once every five or six years. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Federal Reserve, the average business cycle lasts 67 months in total — 57 of them in expansion, and 10 in recession. This data is from the 1940s through 2007. Going even further back, there have been 32 recessions since the mid-1850s. Clearly, recessions are a natural part of our economic system, with our last one ending as recently as June of 2009. This session –a panel discussion chaired by Ken Runkle will focus on topics preparing and protecting your practice before the next recession.

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. SESSION EIGHT DR. TOM SNYDER: Overview of Dentistry & Transitions

Dr. Snyder has consulted with dental practices nationwide in creating “win-win” practice transitions. He is the Director of Practice Transitions for The Snyder Group, a division of Henry Schein. As a consultant, author and lecturer he is an industry leader in the highly complex and personalized area of dental practice transitions. 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. SESSION NINE DR. TOM SNYDER: Preparing for the Future A large focus of our Year End Event is looking out onto the horizon, as it relates to dentistry. What market trends are taking shape that will position your practice for longterm success? Dr. Snyder will return for a second session to dive deeper into what you can do in preparing for the future.

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. LUNCH – on your own

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. SESSION KEN KEN RUNKLE: 2018 Review, 2019 Preview

Since our first Year End Event back in 1993, Ken Runkle (Paragon President), has presented his annual Year End Review segment looking at the current state of dentistry and where things are going. Ken has worked hard to elevate the profitability of many practices. With over 30 years of in-office consulting, he delivers strategic and common sense solutions upon which to build an efficient and consistently growing practice.


Register Today for the Year-End Event


Phone: 800-448-2523

Mail: 120 Northwoods Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235

Fax: 614-433-7921


For more information about the Year-End Event, download our PDF here.