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Solea User Group Meeting 2023

October 19-21 at the Marriott Marquis Houston

The Solea User Group Meeting (SUGM) is the premier annual event designed specifically for Solea doctors and team. Our goal is to expand your clinical knowledge, confidence, and effectiveness with Solea. Whether you want to master clinical procedures currently performed with Solea or hope to expand your breadth of procedures, this is the meeting for you!

Join us in Houston to earn up to 10 CEs alongside your Solea colleagues during both hands-on and lecture-style courses. As a bonus, your office will be eligible for discounts on select accessories purchased over the course of the event. And each registrant will get Solea swag!

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Education Program

We are committed to your success with Solea! The educational program at the Solea User Group Meeting will consist of hands on and lecture style courses covering clinical and practice management topics for general dentists, team members, and specialists. If the course is eligible for CE, and if you meet the attendance requirements, certificates will be available for download on following the meeting.

Hands-On Class During Solea User Group Meeting
Lecture Course During SUGM

CE Requirements

To qualify for CE credits, attendees must self-validate their attendance when they arrive in the classroom. All attendees must remain in the class until the designated course end time. All CE course evaluations and certificates will be managed within You will receive an email after SUGM 2023 letting you know when the CE course evaluations are available. Once you submit your evaluation, your certificate will be ready for download on the "Achievements" tab of


Meeting Agenda

Thursday, October 19th
3:00PM-5:00PM Check-In
6:00PM-8:00PM Welcome Reception Poolside
Friday, October 20th
7:00AM-8:00AM Breakfast and Check-In
8:00AM-9:30AM Keynote Address - Timothy Anderson, DDS
10:00AM-12:00PM Breakouts
12:00PM-1:30PM Lunch
1:30PM-6:00PM Breakouts
7:00PM-10:00PM Solea Party at Puttshack Houston!
Saturday, October 21st
7:00AM-8:00AM Breakfast
8:00AM-9:30AM Keynote Address - David Rice, DDS
10:00AM-12:00PM Breakouts
12:00PM-1:30PM Lunch
1:30PM-3:30PM Breakouts
3:30PM-5:00PM Keynote Closing - Scott H. Froum, DDS 


Hands-On Laser Dentistry Training
“The Solea User Group Meeting has been great! I truly feel that it's something you need to go to. I've gained so much more clinical knowledge and picked up things we were missing that I wouldn't have learned had I not come.”

Zaneta Hamlin, DDS
Cusp Dental Botique – Virginia Beach, VA

Keynote Speakers

reMOVING The Needle

There are 3 levers that move the needle in dental practice success today: systems control...and clinical control. Build and position them properly and you control your ability to leverage your people, your process and your production. Refine those and you not only have an opportunity for predictable and repeatable success... you have the playbook for a self-determined future.

Beyond Cavity Preps

Dr. Froum will discuss and present the myriad of ways that he utilizes Solea in his practice to deliver amazing outcomes to his patients. This laser does more than just treat periodontal disease and peri-implant disease. He uses it to treat idiopathic pain, trigeminal neuralgia, osteonecrosis, aphthous ulcers, desquamative gingivitis, and herpes lesions. This laser has increased his scope of practice abilities exponentially.

The Power of Purpose & Building the "HOW”

Your “WHY” is your purpose. Building your practice or life through purpose means focusing on doing what brings you joy, in an environment you love being in, and amongst people you enjoy working along side. Finding your “WHY” is critical to cultivating the “HOW” behind practice and most success.


Solea Experts and Courses

Check out the line-up of Solea Experts teaching courses this year! Click on their image for more details!



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  • Future Solea Dentists at SUGM
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    Contact your Local Solea Representative for details!

  • Solea Laser SUGM Guest
    Guest Event Pass

    Bring family and friends to the Welcome Reception and Friday Night Party!

Marriott Marquis Houston for Solea User Group Meeting

Marriott Marquis Houston

1777 Walker St, Houston, TX 77010
Reservations: 1-877-622-3056

Book with us at the headquarter hotel and receive a $100 credit to the Solea Store upon check in!

Book My Hotel for SUGM

Experience the perfect blend of exceptional service, convenience and modern style at Marriott Marquis Houston. The hotel is located in downtown Houston, Texas, and is connected by skywalk to the George R. Brown Convention Center. Take a dip in the infinity pool or the world's largest Texas-shaped rooftop lazy river! Look and feel your best with the full-service spa and modern fitness center. Satisfy your palate with a myriad of dining options, including Biggio's Sports Bar, Walker Street Kitchen and Cueva Wine Bar.

Fun Things To Do Around Houston

Check out these area attractions for fun with friends and family before, during, or after SUGM!

Sports Stadiums

Minute Made Park: A jewel in the crown of the majestic downtown Houston skyline, Minute Maid Park has become a welcome home for the Houston Astros and has ushered in a new era of Major League sports in the city. Learn More About Minute Made Park >>

Toyota Center: Since opening in October 2003, Toyota Center has set a new standard for sports and entertainment, becoming one of the premier live entertainment venues in the nation. Laid over the span of six city blocks, Toyota Center is home to the NBA’s Houston Rockets. Toyota Center also plays host to the nation’s top concerts and touring shows. Learn More About The Toyota Center >>

Shell Energy Stadium: Shell Energy Stadium is a state-of-the-art, open-air stadium designed to host Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash soccer matches as well as additional sporting and concert events. Learn More About Shell Energy Stadiumstrong> >>

NRG Stadium: NRG Stadium is the only rodeo and NFL indoor/outdoor retractable roof stadium that can be configured to utilize a 125,000 square foot space for general sessions, catered functions, exhibits, concerts, and much more. Learn More About NRG Stadium >>

Outdoor Adventures

Discovery Green: Discovery Green is a 12-acre park created by a public-private partnership between the City of Houston and the non-profit Discovery Green Conservancy. Since the park opened in April 2008, it has welcomed more than 20 million visitors and with hundreds of events a year. Learn More About Discovery Green

The Waterwall: In the heart of the city, the Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park is one of Houston’s most beloved, iconic landmarks and community centerpiece for visitors of all ages. To stand in the Waterwall’s mist and be enveloped by the gentle roar of cascading water is one of the city’s most memorable experiences. Walking along the lush canopy of towering live oak trees while in the core of one of the largest business districts in the nation, is inspiring. Learn More About The Waterall >>

Memorial Park: Memorial Park’s sheer size (1,500 acres, nearly twice the size of Central Park) and central location – in the heart of Houston – make it distinctive nationally. Further distinguishing Memorial Park is its cultural history as a former WWI training camp – Camp Logan – where 70,000 soldiers trained for battle. It is the only such camp remaining in the United States that has not been developed and is an archeologically protected site because of its role in WWI and the archeological features that remain. Learn More About Memorial Park >>


Houston Zoo: The Houston Zoo connects communities with animals to inspire action to save wildlife and is committed to being a leader in the global effort to save animals in the wild. We are home to over 6,000 permanent residents (our animals) for whom we provide the highest standard in animal care. Each year, we welcome over two million guests who come to experience our incredible animals and ecosystems, and through their admission ticket or membership, help us fund the protection efforts of the counterparts of every species at the Zoo, in the wild. Through guests visiting the Zoo, we support 49 wildlife conservation projects in 27 countries around the world. We are proud to be the second most visited Zoo in the US, and the most-attended cultural attraction in the region. Learn More About The Houston Zoo >>

Downtown Aquarium: Downtown Aquarium is the product of redeveloping two downtown Houston landmarks – Fire Station No. 1 and the Central Waterworks Building. This magnificent six-acre entertainment and dining complex is a 500,000-gallon aquatic wonderland, home to over 300 species of aquatic life from around the globe. With a full-service restaurant, an upscale bar, a fully equipped ballroom, aquatic & geographic exhibits, shopping and a variety of amusements, Downtown Aquarium has it all! Learn More About The Downtown Aquarium >>


Museum of Fine Arts: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, serves as a welcoming and inclusive place for all people, connecting the communities of Houston with diverse histories of art spanning 5,000 years and six continents. Through our permanent collections, special exhibitions, learning and interpretation programs, studio instruction, publications, conservation, and scholarly research, we strive to inspire appreciation and understanding of the broadest spectrum of human achievement. Learn More About The Museum of Fine Arts >>

Houston Museum of Natural Science: As one of the most heavily attended museums in the United States, and a favorite thing to do in Houston, HMNS at Hermann Park has five floors of permanent exhibits, spanning astronomy, space science, Native American culture, paleontology, energy, chemistry, geology, seashells and Texas wildlife, alongside a slew of rotating special exhibitions. HMNS also houses three other venues: the Burke Baker Planetarium, Wortham Giant Screen Theatre and Cockrell Butterfly Center. Learn More About The Houston Museum of Natural Science >>

Children’s Museum Houston: We transform communities through innovative, child-centered learning. The Houston region has one of the largest child populations in the United States and Children’s Museum Houston serves an audience of more than 1 million children and families each year. Children’s Museum Houston is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that relies on private and public contributions. When you support us, you can feel confident that your contribution directly benefits the children of Houston . Learn More About The Children’s Museum Houston >>

Outer Space

Space Center Houston: Since opening in 1992, Space Center Houston has welcomed more than 22 million people and hosts nearly 1.25 million visitors annually in its 250,000-square-foot educational complex. Educational emphasis is placed on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in a fun and engaging way. It uses space exploration to inspire wonder and interest in science and math. Learn More About Space Center Houston >>

NASA - Johnson Space Center: NASA’s Johnson Space Center has served as a hub of human spaceflight activity for more than half a century. It is home to the nation’s astronaut corps, the International Space Station mission operations, the Orion Program, and a host of future space developments. The center plays a pivotal role in enhancing scientific and technological knowledge to benefit all of humankind. Learn More About The NASA - Johnson Space Center >>

Dining & Entertainment

Bayou Place: In the heart of Houston’s renowned Theater District, Bayou Place is the city’s premier dining, office, and entertainment district. Alongside the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, the Alley Theatre, and the Wortham Theater Center, Bayou Place boasts its own flexible performance space, Revention Music Center, as well as The Ballroom at Bayou Place. Learn More About Bayou Place >>

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts: The Hobby Center opened its doors in 2002, establishing a new era for the performing arts and cultural quality of life for Houstonians of all ages and backgrounds. The venue was purpose built with musical theater in mind, bringing the best of Broadway right here to our own backyard. Learn More About The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts >>

SUGM Experience Partners

150,000+ Solutions and Unmatched Support

From toothbrushes to the latest dental technology and office design, find the products, equipment, technology and services your practice needs. Then count on our trusted, responsive sales and service teams to offer you unwavering support.

Raving Patients: Get Visible, Get Credible: Get More New Patients

SUGM COURSE: In this seminar, Dr. Tau shares numerous tips and best practices to not only become credible but visible online. He will also discuss the system that has been tried and tested in his own office enabling him to take his practice to the next level simply by marketing his reputation.

Driving Dentistry Forward

Benco Dental is a full-service dental distributor, continually working to simplify dentistry’s needs. We offer a variety of supplies and equipment, and provide dental practices with services such as marketing, support, consulting, financial and more! Get everything you need to keep your practice up and running from Benco Dental.

Practice Care is Our Priority

At Henry Schein Dental, our mission is to improve the lives of those we touch by focusing on practice care, so dental professionals can focus on patient care. Practice care is a combination of efficient solutions and integrated technologies designed to help you operate a productive practice, attain your business goals, and assist in the delivery of quality patient care.

FAQs for SUGM 2023

Looking forward to seeing #SoleaNation at SUGM 2023 in Houston! Please let us know if you have any questions!

When is the deadline to register?

Registrations will be accepted until the courses have reached capacity.

How do I register for my courses?

If course selections are available when you register for the meeting, you will be given instructions on how to sign up. If course selections are not available at the time of registration, you will receive an email when they are ready, and will be given instructions at that time on how to sign up.

If you wish to change your course selections after they have been made, you can log back into your registration using your event confirmation email to make adjustments.

What is the registration cancellation policy?

Notice of cancellation must be made in writing and sent to

Convergent Dental is not responsible for travel expenses or penalties under any circumstances. Full refunds for registration will be given only if written notice of cancellation is received 45 days prior to the meeting. A 50% refund will be given if written notice is received up to two weeks prior to the meeting. No refunds are issued within two weeks prior to the course. No refunds are issued for no-shows.

Should I bring my family?

We encourage you to bring your family with you to Houston! There is a list of area attractions on this website to help you make plans during your stay. Any partners, friends, or children that wish to attend the Welcome Reception or Friday night party will require a guest pass. The ticket price is $195 for both evening events; children under the age of 14 can attend for free.

What is the attire for the meeting?

Business Casual. Check out Houston's weather here.

Who do I contact if I have questions about SUGM?

Contact your Solea Success Manager (


Kristy H. Burns, CMP
Convergent Dental Events & Partnerships Manager
Mobile: +1-508-954-7550