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Thursday, JUNE 1st, 2023
fRIDAY, JUNE 2ND, 2023




Join the MDIB Speaker’s Workshop! 

Ticket Pricing:

* General Admission ticket pricing includes both days*

*Event tickets are non-refundable. View our Terms & Conditions HERE

Special Hotel Rate:

Course Details:

Course Description:

This course is designed to help dentists understand what it takes to be a speaker in the dental space! We will have experts come and teach you how to gain experience in presenting as a speaker and all the tips that go with it. Additionally, we will help you create a speakers packet so that you can showcase your topics to event planners. Here are the following objectives of the workshop:

Course Objectives:

  • Learn how speakers charge for their time and find sponsors to help with their honorarium.
  • Learn what event planners cover cost-wise for speakers.
  • Learn how to create a digital footprint so that event planners can find you and see what you have to offer.
  • Put together a speaker packet showcasing your expertise.
  • Get a professional headshot so that you can use it for webinars, podcasts, events, and all PR-related topics.
  • Understand how to use LinkedIn.
  • Practice in front of peers your presentation and receive feedback.
  • How to put together a presentation.

Day 2 Course Description:

In Day two of the MDIB Speakers Workshop we will be going to Stylist Tali Kogan’s Studio in Downtown Chicago! 

We will have a private reception with champagne and light bites to look through her studio collection, shop and talk to stylists Tali and Holli for private styling advice. 

Each attendee will receive a $50 gift card compliments of the onsite retail shopping center. 

* A percent of this event will benefit Tali’s Foundation Sweet Dome Chicago, providing homes for Ukrainian refugees in Chicago. 

Important Details:

– Meet at the shopping center in Downtown Chicago.
– If you are driving, we suggest parking in the Bloomingdales parking structure. 
– Tali’s studio is located on the 9th floor of the mall. 

Attendees must watch Speaker's Workshop Part I before attending Part II

Thursday, June 1st
* Attendees will earn 5 CE credits for attending this event.
8:00 - 8:30 AM

Morning Welcome

8:00 - 8:30 AM
8:30 - 12:00 PM


Makeup, Hair, & Photography
8:30 - 12:00 PM
12:00 - 1:00 PM


12:00 - 1:00 PM
1:00 - 2:00 PM

How to reach people

Review LinkedIn profiles, building credibility and expertise with Laurel Hoberg.
1:00 - 2:00 PM
2:00 - 2:30 PM


Understand how to use LinkedIn with Dr. Grace Yum.
2:00 - 2:30 PM
2:30 - 5:00 PM

Workshop Time

Update LinkedIn pages, start crafting speaker's packets, prepare for day 2 presentations.
2:30 - 5:00 PM
5:30 PM


Parlor Pizza - 1824 W Division St
5:30 PM
Friday, June 2nd
8:00 - 8:15 AM

Morning Welcome

8:00 - 8:15 AM
8:15 - 9:45 AM

Building Your Presentation

Beginning, Middle, & End with Dr. Susan McMahon
8:15 - 9:45 AM
10:00 - 11:00 AM


Becoming a KOL and building relationships with companies.
10:00 - 11:00 AM
11:00 - 12:00 PM

The Power of Writing

Learn the value of writing for a business and a brand with Kevin Henry.
11:00 - 12:00 PM
12:00 - 1:00 PM


12:00 - 1:00 PM
1:00 - 2:30 PM

Workshop Time

Work on speaker's packets, prepare presentations, and get feedback from speakers.
1:00 - 2:30 PM
2:30 - 4:30 PM

Presentation Practice

Everyone will take turns practicing their presentations.
2:30 - 4:30 PM

Meet the Speakers

About The Speaker



Independent Representative for Dental KOL Speakers

Laurel received her BS from the University of MN and her MBA from Western New England College. She spent most of her early career in the medical and biotech fields. In 1999 she stumbled into a company called Dentsply in Milford, DE and as they say in our industry…once in dentistry, always in dentistry. She worked in sales, marketing and continuing education for Dentsply, GC America and a small sterilizer company. She eventually joined Catapult Education where she helped Key Opinion Leaders (KOL’s) develop their speaking careers and assisted dental meetings of all sizes find diverse and gifted educators. Her unique background, having seen both the manufacturing side and the educational side of our industry, gives her a broad view of the challenges facing the needs of the dental education community.  Laurel currently works as an Independent Representative for dental KOL speakers, placing them on the podium of meetings throughout the US and Canada. 

About The Speaker
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Dr. Susan McMahon

Cosmetic Dentist

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine, Dr. McMahon enjoys one of the largest cosmetic dental practices in Western Pennsylvania. She is accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and an invited Fellow of the prestigious American Society for Dental Aesthetics and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. An author and internationally recognized lecturer, Dr. McMahon has devoted her professional career to the pursuit of advanced technologies in cosmetic and minimally invasive dentistry. She is a past clinical instructor in Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at the University of Pittsburgh. She has been the Director of New Product Evaluation and a Speaker for Catapult Education. She frequently lectures across the United States on minimally invasive dentistry and conservative cosmetic dentistry for teenagers and young adults. She had been honored as a Top Dentist over 20 times. She has also been voted by her peers as a Top Pittsburgh Dentist every year for over two decades. 

Along with dentistry, Dr. McMahon developed and is an active partner in Bakn restaurants in Pittsburgh. Bakn, chef driven, funky brunch-all-day restaurants have been featured on The Food Network and Travel Channel. Very Active in charity work and fundraising, she is a founding board member of Music for MS. Music for MS, Roots Music Festival, is a daylong, family friendly, live music festival held annually at Hartwood Acres. Dr. McMahon lives and raised her three children in Pittsburgh.

About The Speaker

Kevin Henry

Co-Founder of IgniteDA

With more than 20 years in the dental publishing industry, Kevin Henry is the former group editorial director for Dental Products Report, managing editor for Dental Economics, and editor in chief for He now serves as the co-founder for, a community designed to empower, enlighten and educate dental assistants. He is an international speaker, having discussed American dental industry trends at the recent South African Dental Association annual session in Pretoria, South Africa. He also speaks around the country to dental teams on topics that help them improve their business, including harnessing the power of their personalities as a certified DiSC trainer. Kevin was recently named as one of the top five influential voices in the industry on Twitter. You can follow him at @kgh23.


Let's Get Clinical!

Join MDIB and BISCO, Inc. while earning CE credits. It will be a hands-on experience with amazing speakers talking about some exciting new techniques and practices in the dental industry.

Ticket Pricing:
  • Pre-Early Bird $400

    Exclusive pricing for paid members for a LIMITED TIME ONLY!

  • Early Bird Pricing $600

    For all Facebook members for a LIMITED TIME ONLY!

  • General Admission Pricing $800

    For all Facebook members after early bird pricing ends

Event Co-Hosts

Course Title:

Elevate Your Practice: The Journey From Single Tooth Dentistry to Comprehensive Dentistry

Course Objectives:
About The Speaker

Dr. Nada Albatish

Dr. Nada Albatish owns and operates a multidisciplinary practice, All Smiles Dental Centre, just north of Toronto. As a passionate learner, she first completed a GPR, followed by hundreds of hours of CE each year. She is a fact finder – always researching, looking for evidence, and understanding the whys of what we do in practice as dentists.

Nada started her current practice from scratch as a solo practitioner and quickly realized she needed a strong support team as well as a team of skilled doctors in multiple specialties to help her achieve her goals as a comprehensive dentist. Today, Nada’s niche is complex and rehabilitative dentistry, supported by a team of 30, including general practitioners and specialists.

Nada is honored to serve as Faculty for Clinical Mastery Series, curator for Restorative Nation, co-author a book, write articles, and speak at various dental events. Nada is inspired by helping dentists to achieve excellence, predictability, and confidence in their craft. She is committed to the success of her patients, colleagues, and the advancement of the dental profession at large.

As a mother to two beautiful girls, Nada is blessed every day to be able to see the world through the eyes of her little people. In her free time, which she has learned to intentionally create on a weekly basis, she loves to exercise, eat good food, and spend time with her girls doing absolutely nothing except living in the moments. During the 20% of the year that Toronto has good weather, she finds peace in water sports, especially paddle boarding on the lake under the sun. The rest of the year she creates the same feeling by traveling!

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