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Astera® Master Class Can
Change Your Life.


Does your career meet your expectations?

Mediocre case acceptance


Boring, unproductive treatment


Frustration high / Satisfaction low


What's the Problem?

You Don't know the Right Words.

It's not your fault. You've never been taught.

The Ten Modules of Master Class



Elite-level Case Acceptance
The three non-negotiable requirement for case acceptance that's off the charts.


All-purpose Hacks
How to make communication precise and effective in every situation.


The Perfect First Meeting
Creating connection and coming to understand the patient the first time you meet him. This is the foundation of a productive dentist-patient relationship.


The Perfect Treatment Presentation
Instilling such deep understanding that most patients enthusiastically accept your recommendations.


Talking About Money
Taking the stress out of financial discussions and increasing case acceptance.


The "Insurance" Myth
Eliminating the obstacle of the "insurance maximum."


Inviting Referrals & Reviews
Becoming comfortable with asking for the referrals and reviews that are so critical for success.


Staying Out
of Trouble
"Informed consent on steroids." Learning how to avoid the stresses and problems created by upset patients.


Getting Out
of Trouble
Learning the Strategy of the Two Sorry's for defusing potentially destructive situations.


The Art of
Saying No
Providing ways of doing the right thing without getting patients upset.
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Francis Guerra, DMD
Franklin, MA
What makes Master Class great is that it provides alternative and detailed ways to present treatment in a way that creates complete understanding and prioritizes patients’ needs. It has also given me a step-by-step blueprint for building relationships and communicating clearly.

I consider myself to be personable and friendly, but when I opened my new office, I realized that to build my practice, I had to further improve my relationships with patients.  I struggled with using words in a way that eliminated confusion and eased anxiety. I didn't know why patients who liked me didn't automatically write reviews.

Dr. Slesnick does an amazing job summarizing lessons and gives plenty of examples. With very clearly demonstrated scenarios and videos, you can see areas where you can improve.  Master Class provided me with the confidence I needed to make each interaction impactful and meaningful. Since taking the course, my Google reviews, treatment plan acceptance, and relationships with patients have all improved. I feel empowered.

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Noosha Khadivi, DMD
Worcester, MA
The Master Class training helped me realize that I'd been more focused on treating teeth than I was on seeing patients as people just like me. As a result, I wasn't building trust, and this was damaging my case acceptance. Master Class also helped me present treatment plans so clearly that patients understood the big picture and didn't get lost in the details.

I've been a practicing dentist for seven years and two years ago was asked to start a new office. Before I started Dr. Slesnick's training, I had a good flow of new patients but wasn't able to keep my schedule busy because patients weren't accepting my treatment plans. I was frustrated with this and didn't know what to do about it.

After a year of applying what I learned from Dr. Slesnick, my production has been significantly better, I'm getting more referrals from patients, and most importantly, I'm much more confident and happy in my work. I strongly recommend Master Class to my colleague. It's made a very big difference for me.  

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Patrick Mangan, DDS
Braintree, MA
Master Class helped me to understand what patients are thinking and what they really want. Precision communication is an art and science and Mike Slesnick explains it so clearly that patient interactions become effective and enjoyable.

Before taking Master Class, I struggled to motivate patients to take care of their dental problems. The most frustrating part was that the problems were there, but patients wouldn't schedule treatment. This happened over and over, and I had no idea what to do about it.

Master Class was worth its weight in gold. I stronger suggest that you learn the pearls that Mike has to offer. 100% worth every minute.

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Michael knows exactly

how to help you.

He’s taught precision communication skills to hundreds of dentists and dental students.


He practiced for over forty years and was on the faculty at Boston University.


He’s also walked in your shoes.

He’s been there.



Step #1 Take a long look at your career. Are you on the right path?

Step #2  Check out the Sampler and Test Drive.

Step # 3 Enroll in Master Class.
You deserve it!

Is Master Class a good investment?

If you don't do the work,


But if you do what it takes to master the skills,

You decide.

What is the value of...

What does an accepted crown and bridge case mean for your income? An implant case? An esthetics case?

One fully accepted treatment plan?

One each month?


These patients are ready to accept the treatment you tell them they need.

One new patient brought in by referrals or outstanding reviews?
One each month? More?

What does a low-stress day mean for you?

Knowing exactly how to prevent and manage

problems with angry patients?

What does a low-stress day mean for you?


Leave Frustration Behind.
Learn Precision Communication.

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Astera Master Class

It's fast.

It’s easy.

And its impact is permanent.

  • Why do I need precision communication skills?
    Dentists who lack these skills struggle with mediocre case acceptance/income, unsatisfactory referrals and reviews and problems with upset patients. This holds them back from the career they want.
  • How will Slesnick Master Class help me?
    Dentists who enroll in Master Class and take it seriously can expect to master the precision communication skills they need to be successful.
  • What does Master Class consist of?
    It includes seven modules, each focusing on a different aspect of clinical dentistry. Enrollees will learn the communication goals and specific steps to to reach those goals. Master Class is a skills training, not an academic course.
  • How much time will Master Class take to complete?
    This will vary from individual to individual but thoroughly learning the concepts and skills requires a significant investment in work and time.
  • Will Master Class work for everybody?
    Anyone willing to put in the time and effort can expect excellent results.
  • What does Master Class cost?
    The tuition is $3500 for an individual, $3000 per dentist if more than enrolls
  • What happens if I'm disappointed in the results?
    If, after six months of utilizing the skills learned in Master Class, a dentist doesn't feel that he's received an excellent return on investment, either an individual, one-on-one training program or a 50% refund of tuition will be offered.
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