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Course descriptions and Continuing Education credits.

Friday Morning Courses

Nuts & Bolts of Implant Treatment Planning, From Single Tooth to the Complex Case: Reviewing Techniques and New Technologies to Achieve Predictable Success* | 2.75 CEU

Utilizing the principles and technologies that contribute greatly to long-term success in implant treatment, you can alleviate a great deal of stress while contributing to significantly increased practice profitability. Bring your team and get them on-board to maximize results. Leave with new insights on a range of topics and confidence in overcoming challenges and creating long term Implant success with a TEAM approach.

Objectives:

  • Transforming and understanding patient’s wants and needs to case acceptance
  • Treatment planning from diagnostic wax-up to surgical template design while weighing multiple risk factors and their impact on success
  • Identifying potential esthetic challenges and steps for success
  • To splint or not to splint?
  • Review of key occlusal concepts that impact long term success with both combination implants - natural teeth cases and edentulous cases

Presented by Marshall D. Fagin, DDS | Sponsored by Ivocar Vivadent

*The speaker on this topic (implants) has changed as of January 9, 2015. This was due to a cancellation by the originally scheduled speaker, Dr. Robert F. Faulkner, who had to unexpectedly cancel as of January 7, 2015 due to a major, unforeseen health issue that has caused him to not be able to travel.

The Affordable Care Act and How to Manage Reduced-Fee Plans and Still Find Profits in Your Practice | 2.75 CEU

What you should know about the Affordable Care Act and how to position your practice for success. In a reduced-fee environment of PPOs and the ACA, it is imperative to operative as efficiently as possible!

  • Current state of the ACA and what this means for your practice
  • Effective teamwork
  • Scheduling policies and verbal skills to reduce no shows
  • Proper staffing and their duties
  • Collection tips
  • How to get annual PPO fee increases
  • Overhead control

Objectives:

  • Understand stand-alone, bundled and embedded dental plans in the ACA
  • Learn scheduling techniques for efficiency
  • Learn tips to maximize profits when dealing with reduced-fee plans

Presented by Lilly Cortes-Pona | Sponsored by iFuse Dental Marketing

Friday Afternoon Courses

Nuts & Bolts of Implant Treatment Planning, From Single Tooth to the Complex Case: Reviewing Techniques and New Technologies to Achieve Predictable Success (continuation of morning class)* | 2.75 CEU

Utilizing the principles and technologies from morning session that contribute greatly to long-term success in implant treatment, learn how to apply these and other concepts and many techniques creating success and less stress, while contributing to significantly increased practice profitability. Bring your team and get them on-board to maximize results. Leave with new insights on a range of topics and confidence in overcoming challenges and creating long term Implant success with a TEAM approach.

Objectives:

  • Understanding the role of provisionals and biomechanics for success in progressive loading
  • Learn temporization techniques in both fixed and removable cases, testing esthetics and how to create custom emergence profiles
  • Screw-in vs. Cement-on?
  • Zirconia and Ivoclar Vivadent’s e-max abutments and utilization of e-max press. Learn how computer designed abutments and crowns with cad-cam technology creates enhanced strength, great fit and improved esthetic outcomes
  • Learn treatment techniques that will
    • Decrease chair time and enhance outcomes
    • Create predictably accurate splinting
    • Aid your lab in duplicating soft tissue emergence profiles to predictably manage your esthetic goals
  • Learn rationale for cement choices

Presented by Marshall D. Fagin, DDS | Sponsored by Ivocar Vivadent

*The speaker on this topic (implants) has changed as of January 9, 2015. This was due to a cancellation by the originally scheduled speaker, Dr. Robert F. Faulkner, who had to unexpectedly cancel as of January 7, 2015 due to a major, unforeseen health issue that has caused him to not be able to travel.

Building Referral Relationships Through Marketing and Customer Service | 2.75 CEU

This presentation brings excitement and enthusiasm with a creative approach to marketing. From developing a sense of noble purpose within yourself to establishing an effective referral marketing system you will be given all the tools for success. Specific areas of discussion are social media, use of technology, as well as internal marketing strategies for the pediatric dental practice. The goal is to light the passion within your team that creates an environment conducive for new patient success.

Objectives:

  • Learn how to build a strong marketing machine
  • Understand how to use social media and technology to increase your new patients
  • Learn how to hold an effective meeting and what to track

Presented by Lilly Cortes-Pona | Sponsored by iFuse Dental Marketing and Delta Dental Lecture Series

Saturday Morning Courses

Preventing the Painful Future: Practicing Dentistry Healthfullyistically | 1 CEU

Well Being CE Program & Continental Breakfast

Occupational pain can be a debilitating if not career ending problem for dental professionals. Pain can be related to poor patient and operator positioning during treatment, poor equipment selection, or harmful habits outside of the dental office. This presentation is designed to be a brief introduction into the larger world of dental ergonomics and treating or preventing occupational pain. The objective is to improve the well being and health of practitioners.

  • Objectives:
  • Understand the consequences of poor ergonomics and positioning
  • Learn about basic modern ergonomic concepts in dentistry
  • Incorporate lifestyle changes to decrease occupational pain

Presented by Jim Nail, DDS | Sponsored by MDA Well Being Foundation

Oral Cancer and Related Premalignacy: How to Take a Look and Save a Life | 2.75 CEU

Oral cancer continues to be a significant health problem in the U.S. Approximately 30,000 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed each year. Currently, one-third of those patients who receive a diagnosis of oral cancer will eventually die of their disease. The long-term survival of oral cancer patients is directly proportional to early detection, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Dental health care workers are uniquely positioned to detect the presence of oral cancer and its precursors, thus providing for significantly increased long-term survival. In addition, dental health care workers are intimately involved with the management of oral complications from both oral cancer and therapy, thus having a significant impact on reducing the morbidity of the disease and its treatment.

Objectives:

  • Recognize the clinical manifestations of premalignant and malignant oral disease
  • Know the indications for specific screening and diagnostic procedures for oral cancer
  • Know the techniques used in the diagnosis of oral cancer
  • Manage the complications of treatment of oral cancer

Presented by Denis Lynch, DDS, PhD | Sponsored by Delta Dental Lecture Series

The Agony of the Code™: Insurance Made Easy | 2.75 CEU

Insurance is an important part of your office's revenue cycle but it does not need to overwhelm your daily routine. Manage your information and your claims to minimize delays and rejections. This course is perfect for the new or uncertain coder.

Objectives:

  • Introduce basic coding, including explanation of the most common procedures encountered in a dental office
  • Learn tips to obtain reimbursement for your practice and your patients, including writing your narratives and sending attachments
  • Discuss coding trends including dental diagnosis codes

*License to use ADA CDT codes granted to Teresa Duncan. The use of the above statement enables the speaker and host association to hold a CDT course. The dental procedures codes ("Code") are owned and published by the American Dental Association ("ADA") in its reference manual Current Dental Terminology ("CDT"). The ADA is the exclusive owner and copyright holder of the CDT, including the Code, as well as of the ADA claim form.

Presented by Teresa Duncan, MS, FADIA, FAADOM | Co-Sponsored by Care Credit & OneMind Health

Saturday Afternoon Courses

Diagnosis and Treatment of Recurrent Oral Ulcers: If I Knew I Was Going to See This Stuff, I Would Have Studied It Harder In School | 2.75 CEU

Recurrent oral ulcerations frequently pose diagnostic and therapeutic problems for the practicing dentist and dental hygienist. Because of overlapping clinical signs and symptoms, many of these disorders may be confused with each other and, as a result, treated inappropriately. Emphasis will be placed on those disorders that the practicing dentist and dental hygienist can expect to encounter in an average patient population.

Objectives:

  • Recognize the major clinical signs and symptoms of recurrent oral ulcers
  • Understand the indications and contraindications for diagnostic procedures for recurrent oral ulcers
  • Know the techniques used in the diagnosis of recurrent oral ulcers
  • Use currently accepted therapeutic modalities for recurrent oral ulcers

Presented by Denis Lynch, DDS, PhD

Buckle Up! Insurance Changes Are Coming! | 2.75 CEU

The Affordable Care Act, SNODENT, Delta, PPOs — every one of these items will impact your office in the immediate future. This discussion will help you prepare by explaining the why and how of these industry shifts. Offices that are aware of these changes before they are put into effect will weather the storm just fine. Will you be one of them?

Objectives:

  • Discuss upcoming changes to our industry
  • Discover why diagnosis will be the new buzzword in coding
  • Assess what you can do to prepare your practice for the future

Presented by Teresa Duncan, MS, FADIA, FAADOM | Co-Sponsored by Care Credit & OneMind Health

 
 
 
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