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Friday Morning Courses

Endodontic Diagnosis and Case Difficulty Assessment | 2.75 CEU

Diagnosis is often the most difficult phase of dental treatment. Endodontic diagnosis is frequently complicated by many other conditions which mimic pulpal disease. This lecture will sort through the many complexities in arriving at a correct diagnosis while presenting a systematic approach including all appropriate endodontic diagnostic tests. Also covered are factors utilized in assessing case difficulty to determine treatment, referral or extraction and implant placement utilizing the AAE guideline for case assessment.

Objectives:

  • Learn proper diagnostic tests to determine pulpal involvement
  • Correct performance and interpretation of diagnostic tests
  • Learn anatomic variation affecting treatment
  • Learn factors utilized in determining whether to treat, refer or extract and place implant
  • Learn a systematic approach to determine case difficulty

Presented by Joe Camp, DDS, MSD | Co-sponsored by Dentsply Tulsa Dental and Missouri Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Scheduling for Success | 2.75 CEU

Decrease stress and increase your efficiency! Quality dental team members and their doctors know the key to a stress-free and productive day is directly related to the way the day is scheduled. In this fast paced and exciting workshop you will learn advanced scheduling techniques to use the next day in your practice.

Objectives:

  • Learn to schedule for your doctor's "ideal" day
  • Learn to motivate patients to schedule for their necessary treatment
  • Learn teamwork concepts to "fill the book" productively
  • Learn to meet your daily production goal while providing excellence in care
  • Learn communication skills for "hard to schedule" patients
  • Learn to handle emergency patients in your daily schedule Learn how to check hygiene patients without running behind

Presented by Amy Kirsch | Sponsored by Delta Dental of Missouri

Friday Afternoon Courses

Pulpal Management of Traumatic Injuries | 2.75 CEU

The emergency treatment rendered immediately following traumatic injury many times leads to ultimate success or failure. This program will present a review of the current concepts of pulpal management following traumatic injuries. The emergency and long-term treatment of crown and root fractures, displaced, intruded and avulsed teeth will be discussed based upon the latest research. Long-term clinical cases will be shown to illustrate these techniques. The maintenance of pulpal vitality will be emphasized in cases where this presents the best prognosis. The use of calcium hydroxide and splinting techniques to minimize root resorption will be included. Includes use of MTA for pulp capping, pulpotomy and as apical plug for apexification.

Objectives:

  • Learn emergency management of traumatic injuries of teeth
  • Learn proper splinting techniques
  • Learn management of displaced, intruded and avulsed teeth
  • Learn when and how to render conservative procedures to preserve pulpal vitality to allow completion of root formation
  • Learn pulpotomy versus pulpectomy techniques
  • Learn use of MTA for pulp capping, pulpotomy and apical plug for teeth with open apices

Presented by Joe Camp, DDS, MSD | Co-sponsored by Dentsply Tulsa Dental and Missouri Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Dynamic Internal Marketing and Customer Service Skills | 2.75 CEU

In today's competitive dental market, both doctors and team members need to provide the highest level of excellence in patient care and customer service. Customer service skills are the cornerstone for a successful practice and future growth. Do you have an internal marketing plan in place? Are your internal new patient referrals where you want them to be? Many practices spend thousands of dollars on external marketing without a strong foundation on internal marketing to WOW the patient.

Objectives:

  • Learn to rate your level of customer service
  • Learn and implement the 20 most effective internal marketing techniques immediately
  • Learn how to ask for a referral comfortably
  • Learn how to increase internal referrals by 50%
  • Learn how to create a dental practice of distinction-one that stands above all others

Presented by Amy Kirsch | Sponsored by Delta Dental of Missouri

Shielding Your Practice through OSHA Compliance and Safety | 2.75 CEU

"Patients expect a safe office, employees need to be protected and employers deserve to have assistance in becoming compliant." The OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard requires that employers provide training for their employees who have occupational exposure. Training must take place within 365 days of previous training. This program meets OSHA-required annual bloodborne pathogen training requirements while discussing the required 14 elements. Training also will include an introduction to OSHA's 2012 update to the Hazard Communication Standard. Employees are required to be trained on the new label elements and safety data sheet format of the Globally Harmonized System of Identification and Classification of Chemicals. Attendees will receive appropriate handouts in conjunction with adequate training recognized and approved by the Missouri Dental Board.

Objectives:

  • Gain the essentials needed to comply with OSHA regulations
  • Receive effective information your facility cannot afford to be without
  • Learn how to initiate preventive measures that keeps everyone safe
  • Receive encouragement to boost your facility's training program along with tips on how to develop your exposure control plan
  • Receive mandatory training in the new Hazard Communication Standard's GHS
  • Learn to comply with the required PPE, Post-Exposure Protocol, Needle Stick Safety & Prevention, Ergonomics, 300 Logs, Workplace Violence and Recordkeeping Guidelines

Presented by Frances Wilmes, CDA, EFDA

Saturday Morning Courses

Updates in Direct Restorative Dentistry: Mastering Today’s Materials for Your Practice | 2.75 CEU

With life expectancies now approaching 80-95 years of age, it becomes our responsibility as oral health care providers to approach patients with the most conservative restorations to maximize tooth structure. This course is about how to create long-lasting restorations and essential steps that MUST be incorporated into the process. Changes in materials have been profound and this program will present casework for all classes of restorations with the latest research and materials.

Objectives:

  • Lights: The absolute musts you must follow are a must to hear
  • Learn what you need to know about prolonging bond strength
  • Learn why the new bonding agents truly simplify your lives without any compromise
  • Bulk Fill: It's not just about speed but truly a different approach with the latest materials
  • Learn the latest approaches to conservative caries removal Discuss clinical casework for long-lasting posterior restorations

Presented by Lou Graham, DDS | Sponsored by Procter & Gamble

Infection Control for the Dental Auxiliary | 2.75 CEU

"Dental professionals hold a special position of trust within society and have a legal and ethical obligation to adhere to standards regarding infection control." Non-compliance with CDC regulations can result in actions from health authorities and dental boards that will jeopardize the existence of your practice. Working in an office that is compliant with regulations and really cares about patient and employee safety is of upmost importance. This course will provide a basic understanding of effective infection control procedures based on the MMWR and CDC guidelines. OSAP's checklist for dental facilities will be the main source of reference to infection control topics discussed. Review of CDC guidelines will motivate you to become compliant with infection prevention and safe practices, initiate problem-solving discussions about infection prevention and reaffirm the importance of regulations.

Objectives:

  • Learn to make necessary changes of outdated infection control protocols
  • Learn the importance of devoting a portion of staff meetings to infection control procedures and how to develop an infection control program
  • Be at the top of your game when it comes to proper sterilization, disinfection, instrument management, disease transmission and cross-contamination
  • Reaffirm the importance of following infection- free protocols in post-exposure management, environmental areas, PPE, waterline/eyewash safety, immunizations, spore testing, management of sharps/waste, hand-washing, implantable devices, dental radiography, oral surgery procedures, disposables and parenteral medications.

Presented by Frances Wilmes, CDA, EFDA

Saturday Afternoon Courses

A Sound, Recession-Proof Restorative/Hygiene Practice: Integrating the Team and Creating the “Value” | 2.75 CEU

The essence of this course is all about integrating "your" practice's philosophical approach to dentistry amongst your entire team allowing for seamless interactions. Your initial exams, periodic exams, periodontal exams, oral cancer screening exams, x-ray protocols, diagnostic approaches, and communication skills all must be consistent to allow your practice to maximize value. This course will highlight a day in practice, demonstrating some of the latest techniques and truly maximize what you can be doing each day to become a recession proof office.

Objectives:

  • Understand different approaches to diagnostics for the hygienist/doctor team
  • Learn diagnostic and preventative approaches that unify your hygiene/restorative team
  • Learn how these diagnostic approaches further guide decision making and utilizing the proper restorative materials

Presented by Lou Graham, DDS | Sponsored by Procter & Gamble

Shielding Your Practice through OSHA Compliance and Safety | 2.75 CEU

“Patients expect a safe office, employees need to be protected and employers deserve to have assistance in becoming compliant.” The OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard requires that employers provide training for their employees who have occupational exposure. Training must take place within 365 days of previous training. This program meets OSHA-required annual bloodborne pathogen training requirements while discussing the required 14 elements. Training will also include an introduction to OSHA’s 2012 update to the Hazard Communication Standard. Employees are required to be trained on the new label elements and safety data sheet format of the Globally Harmonized System of Identification and Classification of Chemicals. Attendees will receive appropriate handouts in conjunction with adequate training recognized and approved by the Missouri Dental Board.

Objectives:

  • Gain the essentials needed to comply with OSHA regulations
  • Receive effective information your facility cannot afford to be without
  • Learn how to initiate preventive measures that keeps everyone safe
  • Receive encouragement to boost your facility’s training program along with tips on how to develop your exposure control plan
  • Receive MANDATORY Training in the new Hazard Communication Standard’s G.H.S.
  • Learn to comply with the required PPE, Post-Exposure Protocol, Needle Stick Safety & Prevention, Ergonomics, 300 Logs, Workplace Violence, and Recordkeeping Guidelines

Presented by Frances Wilmes, CDA, EFDA

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