An Opportunity Like No Other for Dentists in Practice 5 Years or Less

The Young Dentist Program is the only expert-mentored training and support experience (conducted through several in-person diagnostic sessions and events) designed to jumpstart thriving careers at a time when many young dentists may feel especially isolated and vulnerable.
Mentored by the Best

Learn from world-renowned Dr. David Hornbrook during three clinical training events. This year, the first diagnostic session takes place during the Crown Council’s Annual Event in San Antonio, January 25–27, 2018.
A Charitable Smile Makeover

Each program participant will nominate one of his or her own patients, then help select the most deserving nominee to receive the complete, charitable smile makeover during the 2018 Young Dentist Program.
Lifelong Friendships

Meet and develop lasting bonds with other young dentists who are experiencing the same opportunities and challenges that you face during this critically important phase of your new dental career.
Jumpstart Your Career

In addition to the gift of working side-by-side with one of the world’s most revered clinicians, you’ll also enjoy mentoring from other dental industry leaders in marketing, case acceptance and practice planning.

Miracles Happen as Hesitancy Is Left Behind

Each year, the Young Dentist Program changes more than one life. Yes, a deserving patient’s life is transformed through the charitable smile makeover performed. More importantly, participating young dentists share in the joys of heartfelt service, as well as gain the confidence they need to perform miracles throughout their careers.


How the Program Works

The 2018 Young Dentist Program includes three mentored events with Dr. Hornbrook, UVDL, and other prominent industry leaders. This year, the first event is held in conjunction with the Crown Council’s 23rd Annual Event in January, and the other two will be scheduled during Summer 2018.
Each person and supporting entity in this program—including Dr. Hornbrook, Utah Valley Dental Lab, the Crown Council, and My Social Practice—donates their time to this worthy and noble cause of mentoring the next generation of “remarkable dentists” who give back to our profession, and to the world, throughout their careers.
While there are no tuition costs if you’re selected to participate, you will be required to attend the Crown Council’s 23rd Annual Event in San Antonio (Jan 25–27, 2018) where you’ll spend time with Dr. Hornbrook discussing smile design, occlusion, prep design, cementation and materials related to your own patient’s case—if you decide to submit a patient candidate for the 2018 Charitable Smile Makeover Case (optional). You will also work with Dr. Hornbrook, Utah Valley Dental Lab, and the other young dentists to create a treatment plan for your patient’s case. The Crown Council Annual Event registration fee, as well as your accommodations and travel expenses, will be your responsibility.
The patient recipient of the 2018 Charitable Smile Makeover Case will be selected during the January event described above. Even if your own patient is not selected, you will have received guidance, direction and invaluable education about materials, treatment planning and case acceptance from some of dentistry’s top mentors.
The second and third weekend sessions will be held during the summer of 2018 at The Roseman University Dental Clinic—a world-class teaching facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. And again, while there are no tuition costs associated with the Young Dentist Program, your travel and accommodation expenses will be your responsibility.
Participation requires membership in the Crown Council—a prestigious alliance of leading-edge dentists around the world who are strongly committed to sharing best practices with each other, and to serving their communities through charitable work. The cost of membership is discounted by 50% for all Young Dentist Program participants during their first year, to $49.95/month.
Applications for the 2018 program must be submitted on or before November 1, 2017. Candidates will be evaluated and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until all available seats are filled.

What Recent Program Participants Have Said

“It was an awesome launching point for my dental career. It provided me with real world dentistry information and education, and boosted my confidence that I could provide really cool dentistry to my patients.”

Dr. Reggie WhitakerRoy Dental Care

“The Young Dentist Program showed me further proof that we are blessed to be in a profession that changes people’s lives. Thank you to Dr. Hornbrook for showing us the skills to do that better.”

Dr. Ryan VickGermantown TN

“I was able to piece together many missing parts in my cosmetic dental training by attending the Young Dentist Program. Dr. Hornbrook and Utah Valley Dental Lab showed me how to make smile transformations flawless.”

Dr. Mallory GrossmanCentreville VA

“I was so blessed to meet other young dentists from across the country who I now consider my friends.”

Dr. Brett UrbanLawrence KS

“I really appreciate the generosity of Dr. David Hornbrook and the Crown Council to host young dentists and create a community where we can come together and learn.”

Dr. Konstantine LagosLithia, FL

“I was a sponge during the Young Dentist Program! I learned so much that will bless the lives of my patients.”

Dr. Christian LassenWest Jordan, UT

“The Young Dentist Program showed me how powerful it can be to change someone’s life by changing their smile. I love being in a profession where we can do good and make a difference.”

Dr. Thomas LawlerLas Vegas NV

The Organizations Behind the Program

An alliance of leading-edge dentists around the world who are committed to sharing best practices with each other and serving their communities.

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Utah Valley Dental Lab is an award-winning cosmetic lab specializing in premier aesthetic dental restorations, located in Provo, Utah.

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My Social Practice™ provides social media marketing content, strategy, and support to dental, orthodontic, and dental-specialty practices worldwide.

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About Dr. David Hornbrook

David Hornbrook, DDS, FAACD, FASDA, a gifted clinician and product researcher turned mentor, guides Young Dentist Program participants to the realization that they, too, possess the ability to practice aesthetic dentistry at the very highest level. David is one of our profession’s most famous faces and a pioneer of live-patient, hands-on clinical education, as founder and past director of Pac-live and the Hornbrook Group. As a guest faculty member of post-graduate cosmetic dentistry programs at Baylor, Tufts, SUNY at Buffalo, UMKC, and the UCLA Center of Cosmetic Dentistry, David lectures internationally on all facets of aesthetic and restorative dentistry. A prolific researcher and materials enthusiast, he consults with numerous manufacturers on product development and refinement.


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