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January 27-30, 2022

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Secrets Riviera Cancun
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About
1. WHO WE ARE?

MEC builds dental teams. Virtual and live continued education courses year-round. Best-in-class speakers and community.

2. What is MECxico?

Once a year, the entire MEC community is invited to join our annual destination experience in Cancun. Attendees travel to a specially curated location with luxurious amenities, compelling course content, and evening extravaganzas.

3. Why attend?

Enjoy cutting-edge education content designed to build and grow your clinical skills & relationships within your teams. Most importantly, come to relax, recharge, and renew your work/life balance while kicking off the start of a new year!

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Accomodations

Welcome to Secrets Riviera Cancun, an
all-suite, adults only, luxury all-inclusive resort, nestled between the Caribbean Sea and the Lagoon of Bahia Petempich.

Made for adults seeking the perfect balance of romantic tranquility and social sophistication, guests enjoy exclusive Preferred Club benefits, Unlimited-Luxury® inclusions and free-flow access to the riveting Breathless Riviera Cancun next door.

If you’d like to view the resort website, please click here.

Discounted room rates have been secured for our group at Secrets Riviera Cancun. 

Preferred Junior Suite Run of House:

  • Single/Double Occupancy Rate (1 or 2 people in the room) = $500 per night*

Please note that we have limited availability in our room block. We recommend attendees reserve their room as soon as possible to guarantee a room during our event and at our discounted rate.

Please follow the instructions provided on the following tab to book your resort reservations.

*max two adults per room

Attendees are responsible for booking their own room reservations. 

If you are currently a confirmed registrant for this event, please contact us via email at education@midwaydental.com for instructions on how to book your room reservations. 

All Preferred Junior Suites offer the following amenities:

  • Daily Breakfast, lunch, and dinner service on property at the resort’s restaurants and bars
  • One King or two double beds (Limited availability, not guaranteed)
  • Personalized Check in and Check out at the preferred Club Lounge
  • Private Secrets Preferred Pool & Whirlpool
  • Private Restaurant, Rosewater, open for breakfast, lunch and Dinner
  • Private Preferred Club Lounge
  • Daily Refreshed Mini bar with beer, soda, juice, water and soft drinks
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Turn down service
  • Electronic in room safe
  • Complimentary access to spa’s hydrotherapy circuit once per stay
  • Upgraded Secrets Preferred bath amenities
  • Pillow Menu
  • Upgraded mini-bar
  • 24 hour room service
  • In room Continental Breakfast service (pre-programmed)
  • Pool concierge with exclusive amenities and services
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • In-room tequila bar
  • Martini Bar with complimentary belvedere vodka
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

tRansportation

Midway Education has secured discounted airport transportation rates through AmStar DMC.
After you’ve booked your airline reservations, click the button below to book your transfers!

TUITION
Connect Offices
$349 / Person
 
50% off General Admission tuition
Full access to education
Full access to all evening social events
Earn Up to 8 CE credits
general admission
$699 / Person
 
Full access to education
Full access to all evening social events
Earn Up to 8 CE credits
event Agenda
The theme for MECxico 2022 is Teamwork, Technology, & Transformation!
Our four high energy speakers are going to discuss how to build a synergistic team, why technology implementation is a full team approach, and how to use these tools to transform your practice and provide better patient care. Breakout sessions are on day three for both the clinical providers and front office team.
Thursday, January 27th, 2022
Arrivals

Event Registration & Hotel Check-In

WELCOME RECEPTION

Join us for a night of cocktails and appetizers and meet the other attendees! Our Midway Team, Speakers, and Vendor Partners will also be there to network with the group. This reception is sponsored by Planmeca. Don’t forget to attend this party because around 8:00pm we will be doing a special giveaway for a free trip* to our MECxico 2023 Destination for one lucky winner! Attendees must be onsite to be eligible to win this giveaway.

*Winners will receive one complimentary tuition, one economy class roundtrip airfare ticket, and one hotel reservation for the three nights of our meeting in 2023. Dates and location to be announced. 


Friday, January 28th, 2022
Breakfast & Registration

Check in for today’s session and enjoy breakfast (maybe even a mimosa or two) before we kick off the education for the day!

General Session
THERE’S NO “ME” IN TEAM! WAIT, YES THERE IS.
SYNERGY AND COMMUNICATION THAT BUILDS WORLD-CLASS DENTAL PRACTICES

Doctors: You pay them, you count on them, you respect them. So why then, do you not let them assume more responsibility within your practice?  Nothing is more comforting to a patient than an apparently synergistic team that overtly works towards a greater good. When the team is educated and given responsibility, they take ownership within the practice, while removing inherent burdens for those in charge. This should be the ULTIMATE goal for any practice owner or administrator.

Team Members: The power to be an irreplaceable member of a team is based on only one word: Dedication. A team member that is dedicated to his or her practice, the patients, and continued learning is one that grows with the practice and the opportunities that far exceed job titles. This course will help everyone on the dental team identify the leaders within themselves and teach the principles that help to create world-class dental practices.

In this interactive and light-hearted presentation, Drs. Bell and Horowitz will approach these topics from differing vantage points. Dr. Bell co-founded and manages two very successful insurance based / managed care practices in the suburbs of Raleigh N.C. while Dr. Horowitz founded and manages 3 fee-for-service practices in the Myrtle Beach area of S.C.  For both business models, the principles discussed can be applied to create practices that rise to the top of the dental profession.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should expect to understand:

  • The role of the team as the fundamental building block for successful practices
  • The required elements of an effective team: Training, Empowerment, Atmosphere, and “Me”
  • How to define the MVP’s (Mission, Vision and Plan) for the practice to create team synergy 
  • Using Automation Technology and Delegation to create time (and cost) efficiencies for both doctor and team 
  • How to build team communication through an understanding of personality and perspective                             
FREE TIME

Enjoy the resort pools and all-inclusive amenities.

MEC EN Fuego

Join us for MEC en Fuego! A heated night of cocktails and appetizers, music, and live entertainment sponsored by Dentsply Sirona. This social event is scheduled from 8:00pm – 11:00pm at Energy Pool. Make sure you’re onsite at this party to win a trip* to our MECxico 2023 Destination!

*Winners will receive one complimentary tuition, one economy class roundtrip airfare ticket, and one hotel reservation for the three nights of our meeting in 2023. Dates and location to be announced.

 

 
SATURday, January 29th, 2022
Breakfast & Registration

Check in for today’s session and enjoy breakfast (maybe even a mimosa or two) before we kick off the education for the day!

Breakouts
Dream TEAM - Successful Hygiene

There is no doubt that a successful hygiene practice growth begins in the hygiene chair. This program will go into step-by-step approaches on how to be not only more productive in your operatory, but equally important, how the practice wins. Two key facts: 83% of restorative dentistry is diagnosed in the hygiene chair and 89% of patients visits over a 5-year time frame occur in the hygiene operatory. This course is designed to demonstrate effective communication and collaboration between the Dental Hygienist and Dentist as well as how to optimize the latest technologies. 

Course Objectives:

  • Review how to maximize the 1-hour appointment, minute by minute, to success
  • Discover today’s technologies to maximize diagnostics and treatment plans
  • Establish patients to say “yes” for their care – why everyone must be on the same page
  • Identify how to create a normal 2K production day
  • Review the doctor/hygiene handoff: What really needs to happen!

Technologies and Communication Skills - Getting to “YES” through Show and Tell

In this breakout session, assistants and administrative team members will be introduced to the technologies that create “a-ha” moments for patients. Competence in these technologies provides an easier pathway to patient understanding and removes the burden on dentists of feeling they need to “sell” cases. Verbal skills that can be utilized with these technologies can make all the difference in case acceptance while creating more efficient workflows.

 

At the conclusion of this session, participants should expect to understand:

 

  • Using Automation, Technology & Delegation to create time/cost efficiencies for both doctor and team  
  • How to use Digital Scanning, Caries detection, Cone Beam Manipulation, Pulse Oximetry
  • Verbiage and Communication skills to accompany these procedures for case acceptance

 

General Session
Practice Transformation: A Round-Table Panel Discussion

The past two days have exposed teams to strategies that have the potential to transform practices forever. But what happens after the flight home when everyone settles back in their normal routines? In this dynamic panel discussion, the speakers will discuss strategies for implementation that have worked within their own practices, while offering a forum for audience questions on these topics. The only objective for this session is to have every office leave with a deeper sense of team and their own plans for desired transformation.

 

FREE TIME FOR ATTENDEES

Enjoy the resort pools and all-inclusive amenities.

Neon Night

Bright Colors, Night Sky, Sandy Beach. Get ready to celebrate the final night of MECxico with our theme party, Neon Night!

Dress in your favorite neon colors, accessorize with light up necklaces and glasses, and party with us on the beach. Enjoy a live DJ, dancing with the sand between your toes, and fun prizes and giveaways. Raise your glass to a great weekend of education and for being a part of the best community in dental as we watch the countdown timer reset for MECxico 2023! Make sure you’re onsite at this party to win a trip* to our MECxico 2023 Destination!

*Winners will receive one complimentary tuition, one economy class roundtrip airfare ticket, and one hotel reservation for the three nights of our meeting in 2023. Dates and location to be announced.

 
SUnday, January 30th, 2022
Departures

A fond farewell while the countdown timer resets for MECxico Destination 2023!

speakers
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS​

Updates from the U.S. Government as of November 8, 2021 regarding International Travel:

On November 8th, 2021,  a number of travel changes will be implemented impacting people traveling to the U.S. from international destinations. The most significant change for U.S. citizens is a new policy that unvaccinated individuals will be required to show a negative COVID-19 test taken within one day of departure to the U.S. This is a change from the previous three-day requirement, which remains in place for vaccinated travelers.

Additionally, airlines will now verify vaccination status – in addition to negative COVID-19 test results – to ensure individuals comply with the correct testing timeframe based on their vaccination status.

Secrets Riviera Cancun will continue to offer antigen testing for vaccinated guests staying a minimum of three nights at no extra cost to guests traveling to the U.S. if your room was booked before November 15, 2021. All rooms booked after November 15, 2021 will be charged for their COVID Tests onsite at the property. 

For more information regarding these changes, please visit the AM Resorts or the CDC website

Additionally, The CDC requires travelers to fill out a Health Questionnaire Form called “Questionnaire of Identification of Risk Factors in Travelers” before their departure back into the U.S. This form can be filled out through the following link. Attendees will receive a QR code as confirmation to show upon boarding their departure flight. Click here to access questionnaire.

Midway Education is continuously monitoring travel guidelines and restrictions to Mexico. If you have questions about guidelines and requirements of traveling internationally due to COVID-19, please visit the CDC website for the most up to date information.

Yes! Discounted room rates have been secured for our group at Secrets Riviera Cancun.

We have limited availability in our room block. We recommend attendees reserve their room as soon as possible to guarantee a room during our event and at our discounted rate.

Visit our accommodations section for more details on how to book and about the resort.

The resort has provided our group a discount code to use when booking reservations to honor the discounted rates. Please visit our accommodations section on our website for full instructions.

Our MEC Team is here to answer general questions about hotel reservations but will not be able to book reservations on the attendees’ behalf. It is the attendee’s responsibility to book their own accommodations through the link or by calling in to the resort directly.

Upon reserving your hotel room at Secrets Riviera Cancun, attendees are required to pay the for their stay in full at the time of booking.

Cancellation from the time of booking until 16 days prior to guest arrival will result in one night penalty. Cancellation from 15 days until guest arrival will incur in a full penalty of your deposit paid.

If guest is a no show, full penalty will apply, and your deposit is nonrefundable.

In the event that there is a international COVID-19 breakout and the government mandates a travel ban to Mexico during the dates of our scheduled event, the event will be cancelled and all room reservation deposits will be refunded to attendees in full. 

Please visit our accommodations section for the full list of all-inclusive amenities available at the resort.

Yes, Secrets Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa is an 18 and older property.

Yes, our group has secured a 20% discount on spa services for attendees that reserve their reservation within our group room block.

Please plan to fly into Cancun International Airport (CUN). Secrets Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa is about 15 miles from the airport.

Prior to or upon arrival at Cancun International Airport, the airline will require all travelers to fill out a declaration form.  You will need to present this form with your passport at the Immigration & Customs desk.

Additionally, Cancun International Airport requires travelers to fill out a Health Questionnaire Form called “Questionnaire of Identification of Risk Factors in Travelers” before arrival. This form can be filled out through the following link and will help speed up your time while going through immigration. Click here to access questionnaire.

Once travelers proceed through immigration, please pick up any checked baggage. Attendees will then go through the customs line in which you will present your customs declaration form to the Customs Agent.

Once through customs, attendees will proceed outside to the meet and greet area to locate your airport transportation service.

Please refer to your confirmation from the transportation company for instructions on how to meet your driver.

Midway Education has contracted discounted private ground transportation rates through AmStar DMC. Please visit the transportation section of our website for instructions on how to book.

Discounted rates start at $148 for round trip transportation for up to 6 guests in the vehicle.

Please note our MEC Team is here to answer general questions about booking airport transportation but will not be able to book reservations on the attendees’ behalf. It is the attendee’s responsibility to book their own travel arrangements.

As of April 1st, 2021,  all tourists that visit the Mexican State of Quintana Roo, home to popular destinations such as Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Riviera Maya, will be required to pay an $11 travel tax.

Foreign travelers will be able to pay the tax electronically when they book their trip, during their stay, or upon exiting the state via the website Visitax. The payment is required for all foreign visitors over 4 years old. 

Once the payment is made, each individual traveler is given a QR Code that they must present prior to boarding their return flight at Cancun International Airport. 

Below is a link to the website to pay the Visit Tax: http://www.visitax.gob.mx/ 

 

Attendees must provide written notice of cancellation a minimum of 30 days before the event start date for a full refund. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made under 30 days from event start date. Registrants that no show for the event, will not receive a refund for tuition paid.

The dress code for our event is resort casual. Resort casual includes but is not limited to sun dresses, jeans, t-shirts, shorts, linen shirts, and flip flops. We want our attendees to be comfortable and enjoy the relaxing beach environment of Riviera Maya.

There are dress code requirements for a few of the restaurants on property. Visit the hotel’s website for more information.

Yes! We have social events scheduled for Thursday, Friday, & Saturday nights during our meeting.  Attendees will have the opportunity to network with other attendees, the Midway team, speakers, and vendor partners. They will also have the opportunity to win fun prizes and giveaways at our evening social events. Make sure you’re onsite to win!

MECxico 2022 will offer up to 8 CE Credits for the General Session currently scheduled. Please note that attendees must sign in and participate in the education each day to receive CE Credits. 

Yes! We are planning to have breakouts that will focus on the team as well as the doctor. Please visit our agenda for the most up to date information. 

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