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Lecture Topics & Abstracts

Dr. Sonick is an internationally known, highly regarded authority in the field of Dental Implantology and Periodontology. One of the most popular and unique topics that he lectures on is Treating People not Patients.

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I recently had the privilege of hosting Dr. Mike Sonick at our award-winning Seattle Study Club of Atlanta and I have one word that describes his lecture – Fabulous!

His full day program, entitled Treating People Not Patients, was unique and based on his 30 years of practicing comprehensive multi-disciplinary dentistry in his state-of-the-art practice in Fairfield, Connecticut.

We were fortunate to have the entire dental teams present including assistants, hygienists and the administrative team. His program covered the necessity of taking care of the entire patient from the first office contact, be it social media or phone call, to clinical treatment. He discussed the importance of providing the basics, especially patient education and connection, if we wanted to achieve comprehensive predictable care.

The program was enthusiastically received. Surveys of his presentation were unanimously excellent with a 100% rating of 5 – a rarity for my study club.

In my opinion, there are few better presenters for a full day of dental education. He is knowledgeable impactful, entertaining and very funny. Most importantly, he is an honest presenter of utmost integrity. Participants will walk away with tidbits they can use the next day.
I enthusiastically would recommend Dr. Sonick for your group, and I personally look very forward to hosting him again in Atlanta, in the near future.

— Colin Richman DMD, Director, Seattle Study Club of Atlanta, Roswell, Georgia

Dr. Michael Sonick recently spoke to our study club for a full day. His topic was “90 Seconds to 90% Case Acceptance: Diagnosis, Treatment Planning and Delivery of Comprehensive Dental Care.” His presentation was unique and invaluable.

Most speakers share their expertise in one of two domains: clinical or managerial. They focus on treatment planning and execution or management of patients, staff, colleagues, and office function. Dr. Sonick ranged between both, sharing his encyclopedic knowledge of human nature, interpersonal relationships, diagnosis and treatment planning, periodontal and implant surgery, and restorative and prosthetic rehabilitation. He based his talk on 30-plus years of experience in practice combined with an encyclopedic knowledge of dental, psychological and sociological research.

Dr. Sonick is an insatiable student and brings decades of learning from a wide range of dental, interpersonal communication, self-mastery, and entrepreneurial sources to his seminar. He is transparent about his successes and failures. His delivery is riveting and often very funny. He never loses his audience.

Dr. Sonick’s mission is to enrich the lives of the people he encounters by discovering and becoming who they are and who they want to be, whether as patients, students, colleagues or friends. His seminar achieves that goal.

— Dr. David Rosania, Seacoast Dental Study Club, Portsmouth, NH

Dr. Sonick is an exceptional clinician and teacher who has both the surgical skills and humble demeanor that allows him to share his expertise in a very organized and efficient manner. I salute him for all the efforts and contributions he has made to our field.

— Dr. Michael Pikos, Oral Surgeon, Director
Pikos Implant Institute, Palm Harbor, FL

I’ve known Dr. Sonick for over 10 years and always enjoy his thoughts on restorative and implant dentistry. Mike has a no-nonsense approach to his thought process and challenges his audience to think and make better treatment decisions. He is an outstanding clinician. I wish he’d move to California!

— Dr. Curtis Jansen, Prosthodontist, Author & International Lecturer, Monterey, CA

As a recent graduate, I am glad that I invested in attending Dr.Sonick’s seminars. It was not only comprehensive but a lot of fun. The best part was how he invested in my knowledge and took interest in my questions, even months after the actual course. He wanted to understand my perspective. He is one of the most cordial individuals I have ever met. I have attended two courses and both were fun, but more importantly, I obtained an insight into treatment planning and protocols that vastly expanded my dental universe. I will be back again.

— Dr. Chad Johnson, Pleasantville, Iowa

I would like to take the opportunity to let you know how great the seminar was and the immediate impact it had on my practice. My staff and I have totally refined our approach to the treatment we offer and provide patients. Our comfort level in the treatment of the implant patient has increased significantly. Within the next month, we’re scheduled to perform our first DIEM case and I can not wait! I look forward to attending my next seminar with you and your excellent staff.

— Dr. Michael Conte, Glenmont, New York

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Michael Sonick, DMD

Michael Sonick, DMD, is an internationally-known, highly-regarded authority in the field of Dental Implantology and Periodontology. He completed his undergraduate degree at Colgate University and received his DMD at University of Connecticut School of Medicine and his certificate in Periodontology at Emory University. He received his implant training at Harvard University as well as the Branemark Clinic in Gothenburg, Sweden.
A full-time practicing periodontist in Fairfield, Connecticut, he is also a frequent guest lecturer in the international program at New York University School of Dentistry and the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He lectures worldwide on the subject of esthetic implants, periodontal plastic surgery, bone regeneration, comprehensive treatment planning and the delivery of exceptional customer service. He is the author of the book Treating People Not Patients and editor of the multi-language textbook Implant Site Development. He serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals, including the Compendium of Continuing Education, the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, Inside Dentistry, Dentistry Today, and also writes and publishes numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Sonick is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, a fellow of the International Team for Implantology, a fellow of the International Society of Periodontal Plastic Surgeons, and an Eagle Scout. His mission is to improve the quality of patients lives as well as the lives of everyone he meets.