Tried and True Tips for Total Teamwork

12-Day Greek Isle Continuing Education Cruise Aboard Holland America Line’s Zuiderdam from Venice to Istanbul
Paul S. Casamassimo, DDS, MS

Saturday, September 26 to Wednesday, October 7, 2015

12-Day Greek Isle Continuing Education Cruise Aboard Holland America Line’s Zuiderdam from Venice to Istanbul

This program is designed for general dentists and pediatric dentists.

In order to participate in the CE seminar, you must make your reservation through Special Event Cruises:
5700 4th St. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33703
Monday through Friday 8:30am – 6:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm EST
Most major credit cards accepted.

Class will be held during times while ship is at sea – September 27th and October 5th

Until February 6, 2015 (after, $50 more)
$250/Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant, Office Staff

* Seminar fees are in addition to cruise pricing. Due to pricing considerations and amenities, only those participants booking this sailing through Special Event Cruises are eligible to attend the seminar. Minimum attendance required for CE program to be held.

Lecture: 8 hours

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Course Description

Looking for tried and true tips for total teamwork in your dental office, and a Mediterranean Cruise? This is the class for you! Topics will include:

  • Caries risk assessment for the dental office (~1 hr)
  • What actually works for prevention and caries control (~1.5 hr)
  • Ten behavior guidance tools that work and why (~1 hr)
  • Ten new behavior guidance tools you need to know (~1 hr)
  • What is that and what do you do about it? (oral lesions/dental abnormalities) (~1 hr)
  • What’s toxic and dangerous in your office and what’s not? (~1 hr)
  • Where will dentistry for children be in 2025? Your office survival guide (~1.5 hr)


Paul_CasamassimoPaul S. Casamassimo, DDS, MS, is Chief of Dentistry at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He received his dental degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry and his specialty training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Iowa. His interests are health policy and children with special health care needs.

Cruise Itinerary

Date Port of Call Arrive Depart
Sat, Sept 26 Venice, Italy 1:00pm
Sun, Sept 27 At Sea - -
Mon, Sept 28 Katakolon, Greece 8:00am 4:00pm
Tues, Sept 29 Nafplion, Greece 8:00am 2:30pm
Wed, Sept 30 Athens, Greece 8:00am 10:00pm
Thurs, Oct 1 Kusadasi/Ephesus, Turkey 7:00am 10:00pm
Fri, Oct 2 Mykonos, Greece 8:00am 2:30pm
Sat, Oct 3 Rhodes, Greece 8:00am 6:00pm
Sun, Oct 4 Santorini, Greece 8:00am 5:00pm
Mon, Oct 5 Cruise the Dardanelles
Tues, Oct 6 Istanbul, Turkey 8:00am
Wed, Oct 7 Istanbul, Turkey 6am
Schedule subject to change. CE seminar held on Sept. 27 and Oct 5.


Join friends and colleagues from the University of Washington and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry on this voyage of discovery aboard Holland America Line’s incomparable Zuiderdam where new memories are waiting. This is probably the most intense Greek Isle itinerary you’ll find, and coupled with the fact that it begins and ends in two of the most popular destinations in the world will make this a truly unique vacation. The ms Zuiderdam is the first ship in Holland America Line’s Vista-class series. She embraces the latest industry and environmental technologies such as her use of a diesel-electric power plant for optimal energy efficiency and an Azipod propulsion system. At the heart of the ms Zuiderdam, suspended in a three-story atrium, a Waterford Crystal Seahorse sets the mood for exquisite pieces of art to be seen throughout this elegant vessel. You will also discover a large collection of antiques and centuries-old paintings throughout the ship.

VENICE: Your voyage begins! Consider arriving several days early to explore this top destination at your leisure.

KATAKOLON: A small, charming fishing village with plenty of shops, cafes and ambiance. But its main draw is that it’s your jumping off point to visit ancient Olympia, where the ancient Greeks flocked every four years for more than a millennium to celebrate the sacred games dedicated to Zeus. Visit the ruins of the Sanctuary, with its athletic quadrangles, stadium, temples and treasuries; then browse the modern Archaeological Museum.

NAFPLION: According to mythology, the town was founded by Nafplios, the son of god Poseidon and the daughter of Danaus. The town’s history traces back to the prehistoric era when local soldiers participated in the Argonautic expedition and Trojan War. In the very heart of the city stands the Italianate Syntagma Square where you can admire important historic buildings and monuments and sip a Greek coffee at one of the charming cafes. Visit Palamidi Castle which proudly stands 216 m above sea level. In order to reach it you have to climb all of its 999 steps carved into the rock, but the view is worth it!.

ATHENS: Athens is the historical capital of Europe, with a long history, dating from the first settlement in the Neolithic age. Over the years, a multitude of conquerors occupied Athens, and erected unique, splendid monuments. A large part of the town’s historic center has been converted into a 3-kilometer pedestrian zone, leading to the major archaeological sites.

KUSADASI/EPHESUS: Kusadashi is a large seaport city with terrific shopping and dining opportunities within easy walking distance of the ship. If you haven’t visited Ephesus (about 30 minutes northeast of town), you must arrange for a guided excursion to this treasure trove of the ancient world.

MYKONOS: Mykonos is famed as a cosmopolitan destination among the Greek islands and widely recognized as one of the great travel meccas. It is one of the most visited islands in the Aegean. Mykonos Town (Chora) is a stunningly picturesque Cycladic town with a maze of tiny streets and whitewashed step lanes, houses and churches, all gathered around its harbor in the middle of a wide bay.

RHODES: Welcome to Rhodes, the capital of the Dodecanese, an island in the Aegean. As you enter one of the largest medieval towns in Europe through the Gate of Freedom, it soon becomes obvious that the Old Town of Rhodes is a mosaic of different cultures and civilizations; rarely does a visitor have the chance to stroll within medieval walls and explore twenty-four centuries of history.

SANTORINI: Crescent-shaped Santorini (or Thira), the precious gem of the Aegean, is actually a group of islands consisting of Thira and several others. You will also want to travel to the far tip of the island and visit the town of Oia, renowned for its white washed buildings and domes seen in thousands of postcards and travel brochures.

ISTANBUL: You have a full day and night in Istanbul before you will have to disembark. That’s enough time to see the highlights, which include the Spice Market, the Grand Bazaar, several mosques and museums (Aya Sofya, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque to name the more popular attractions). You may wish to extend your stay in Istanbul, named by tripadvisor.com as the number one tourist destination for 2014, for several days in order to fully explore this incredible city (note: visas are required if you remain overnight in a hotel).

Price List

Note: Prices can change at any time – even for the better (see below)! Call to get the most up-to-date fares!

Category Accommodations Rate
Signature Suite
Floor-to-ceiling windows lead to a private veranda spacious enough for lounging or dining. Signature Suites have twin beds which are convertible to queen-size, a large sitting area, bathroom with dual sinks, separate shower and tub. No host mini-bar and refrigerator. A variety of firm, medium and soft pillows. Oversized bath towels. One-touch telephone concierge service. Fresh flowers. DVD player with access to complimentary DVD library.

Approximately 389 square feet including veranda.


As of February 20th, special pricing available for $3464.00 (includes $150.00 per person on board credit) per person

Veranda Cabin
Veranda staterooms have twin beds convertible to queen-size, bathtub with shower, sitting area, private balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows.

Approximately 254 sq. feet including veranda

$2849 to $2939

As of February 20th, special pricing available for $2584.00 per person

Ocean View Cabin
These staterooms have one large window with twin beds which are convertible queen-size bed. Private bathroom with shower.

Approximately 185 square feet

$2649 to $2739

As of February 20th, special pricing available for $2524.00 per person


Standard Inside Cabin

The inside staterooms have twin beds which are convertible to queen-size. Private bathroom with shower.

Approximately 162 square feet

$2269 to $2289

As of February 20th, special pricing available for $2124.00 per person

All staterooms are equipped with:

  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player

Access to internet via on-board Internet Cafe as well as select WIFI – hotspots throughout the ship (usage fee applies). Not all staterooms within each category have the same furniture configuration and/or facilities. International cell phone roaming is available while the ship is at sea. Check with your cellular provider to ensure that your international roaming feature is activated. Be aware that international roaming fees can be as high as $5 per minute. Talk with your cell phone provider for additional information.

Prices INCLUDE current taxes and port charges as well as shipboard meals, entertainment and activities. Not included: transportation to the ship, certain beverages, gratuities and CE Seminar fees. Prices quoted based on availability and are per person based on double occupancy. Passport not expiring within 6 months of return is required. Third and Fourth persons sharing same cabin pay only $1249. Refundable deposit of $600 per person is required at time of booking. Cancellation fees for this cruise event are imposed after July 6, 2015, and fees increase when you cancel closer to departure. Should you need to cancel, your agent can confirm the applicable cancellation fees at that time. We recommend travel insurance that may reimburse part or all of the cancellation fees.

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The University of Washington and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry are ADA CERP Recognized Providers.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry designate this activity for 8 continuing education credits.

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