Inspiration and Impact
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March  2013

Michael C. Fling, D.D.S
Personal Message

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With this newsletter, our intent is to inspire and make an impact on you, the reader each month with our thoughts, stories, tips, news, etc. My speaking has grown to include motivational and team building seminars, which have become very popular and highly requested.  I continue to enjoy traveling around the country speaking to groups of old friends and new acquaintances.  Hope to see you soon!


Michael Fling




32 Laps

We are glad to announce the publication of Dr. Fling's first book titled 32 Laps.  This is available now!  For more information, contact Bonnie at (405) 848-6743.


Quit telling people what they need and start showing them!

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Consider the concept of not telling, and start showing, when consulting with patients about restorative outcomes. Start by taking photos of the smile. It is interesting that most people don't really know what their teeth look like. Next, take an alginate impression that is waxed-up to the desired outcome. An index can be fabricated out of the Sil-Tech putty material. When a patient is in for the consultation, simply fill the Sil-Tech index with bis-acryl. Don't forget this next part! The teeth are dried and the interproximal areas of the teeth are blocked out with white rope wax. This is an important step to prevent the bis-acryl from locking into undercuts. The index with the bis-acryl is seated and it is allowed to cure. After the index is removed, photos are taken again of the altered smile with the bis-acryl in place. Now, there are before and after photographs with the suggested alterations. The patient can then see how the changes would look. Because we have blocked out the interproximal spaces with the white rope wax, the bis-acryl is easily removed. Sometimes you can trim the bis-acryl such that the patient can even take them home for continued evaluation. I have found that often when taking them home and giving the patient the opportunity to evaluate and analyze, or to have a spouse evaluate with them, can be helpful. It is just a fun easy trick to help patients see outcomes before it is actually provided.




Seattle Study Club

As we celebrate another successful Seattle Study Club Symposium, the focus is moving forward with motivation, inspiration and advanced education in dentistry. I would like to thank the Seattle Study Clubs for inviting me to speak at the Symposium this year. In addition to speaking, I also enjoyed meeting a lot of new faces in the study club community.  I am looking forward to presenting some new and exciting seminars at many of these clubs in the near future.


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ACT Dental


2013 ACT Dental Mastery Summit - April 18-19, 2013 


Once a year ACT Dental creates this VIP event as a way for our doctors to focus on one thing - themselves.  This year our goal is to help each participant take a giant step away from their day-to-day stresses to completely recharge.This year's program promises to inspire, motivate and offer specific ideas on how to live the healthiest life possible. Chico Hot Springs Resort and Spa is the perfect venue to enjoy both learning in community and also pamper yourself at the spa.  You really will escape to a better you!

This event is for doctors and spouses (or significant others) as a way to recharge, refresh and rejuvenate your mind and body.  For more information, contact Tiffany at 1-800-851-8586.      



Get Your Copy Today!
32 Laps 
written by Michael C. Fling, D.D.S


Tipping Points that Motivate Change. This fun and inspirational book will identify meaning in your business and in your life.



Golden Proportions


Ten Sure Ways to Get Unliked on Facebook

Xana Winans


You have a practice Facebook page. Now what? You pop in on it once in a while but nothing seems to be happening. Could it be that you have carefully designed your Facebook page to get rid of all potential fans? You may have unwittingly followed ten rules.   


On the other hand, if you want your page to attract fans, let's look at ten ways to make your Facebook page more popular than you ever hoped it could be.

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Pankey Institute

September 19-21, 2013 - The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

A master welcomes each step on the upward climb, and pauses to celebrate the view from each new level achieved. Join the L.D. Pankey Dental Foundation in Orlando this September as we celebrate the changes that refine our art. Learn from the wizards of advanced technology and the sages of business acumen. While you share this journey with your peers, you'll discover why a Pankey educational experience is in a class of its own.


Dr. Michael Fling's DVDs


"Seven Steps to Treatment Success"

                         DVDs, Part 1 & 2     $89.95        

"Occlusion Demystified"        

                         DVDs, Part 1 & 2     $89.95


"Stuff that Matters"                  

                         DVDs, Part 1 & 2     $89.95


              Complete Set of 6 DVDs including:   

              Seven Steps to Treatment Success (Part 1 & 2),       

              Occlusion Demystified (Part 1 & 2) and

              Stuff that Matters (Part 1 & 2).                       $259.95 



Thought for the Month

"A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others."

Contact Info
Fling Seminars- Dr. Michael Fling - Pankey Institute
Fling Seminars- Dr. Michael Fling - Pankey Institute

Michael C. Fling, D.D.S.

Bonnie Scott/ Program Coordinator  



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