New York State Academy of Dentistry

19-02 Whitestone Expressway, Suite 204
Whitestone, NY 11357
Phone: (718) 747-3353
Fax: (718) 747-3355

Continuing Education

September 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM


Member $125.00
Non-Member $160.00
Staff/Auxiliary $125.00
Resident/New Dentist $125.00

General Information

Provider New York State AGD Learning Center
Speaker Dr. Ryan Hungate
Type/Category Lecture
Credits 4 CE

Growth hacking is an essential skill for all founders. When raising money in Silicon Valley, investors know that you are not an expert in every aspect of your business, so instead, you must surround yourself with the people and tools needed to succeed. Growing your business at a rapid pace is what investors expect and this requires hiring the best people and getting creative with some of the newest technologies available.

The New York AGD Learning Center Presents

Growth Hacking & Technology: Practicing like a Silicon Valley Startup

Date: Sunday, September 16, 2018

Location: The Watson Hotel, 440 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

Registration: 8:30am  Course 9:00am to 1:00pm

Course Code 550

This course is sponsored by Henry Schein

Presentation by: Ryan Hungate, DDS

Dr. Ryan Hungate is a graduate of University of Indiana Dental School and University of Southern California School of Orthodontics. Prior to entering the dental profession, Dr. Hungate worked at Apple where he helped create and standardize the Apple Retail Workflow across all Apple Store locations nationwide. 

In 2014, Dr. Hungate founded Simplifeye, a health-tech startup focused on improving the business operations of dental practices. With Dr. Hungate as the CSO, Simplifeye has raised investments from the same Silicon Valley investors behind Uber, Fitbit, and Dollar Shave Club and have software implemented in over 1,500 practices nationwide. In addition to his work at Simplifeye, Dr. Hungate still practices a number of days each month performing pro-bono work on under-privileged youth in Inglewood, CA

Course Goals and Objectives

Learn how and when you need to raise money for your business and learn how to speak with some of the greatest investors in Silicon Valley.  You could call this “Shark Tank 101”, but that’s just a TV show.  We will be addressing the “Big Show,” Silicon Valley. This lecture will discuss how to utilize amazing new technologies to grow and maintain your business and how to hire and retain the best talent in the world.

*Learning Objectives:*

• Use the newest cloud technology to run an efficient practice

• Growth-hack like a Silicon Valley startup and outsource business processes

• Choose technologies based on ROI and not impulse


New York AGD is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.  

The current term of approval extends from 01/01/2014 to 12/31/2018. Provider ID # 219318