Practice Management Education Tracks


It goes without saying that a healthy practice is an integral part of providing efficient, effective, and safe dental care. Our practice management track comprises education, training and expert advice on management and development of the practice. Courses cover a broad range of topics, from day-to-day Practice Management, focusing on improving efficiency and satisfaction, to practice building, including finding new business areas and patients. Courses will be delivered through lecture and slide presentation, many offer 1-1.5 CE hours. DS World 2022 registration open now, course track registration opening soon!


Endodontics

Increasing Your Office Productivity With Endodontics

The reality of running a successful practice is that it needs to, in part, be productive. This course will show how you can improve your office productivity  by introducing endodontics as a service to your patients. If you already perform your own root canals, this course will show you how you can perform more endo procedures to a broader range of cases than what you already do. This includes posterior teeth and calcified cases. You will see the real world return on investment endo can bring to you, your patients, and your practice with very practical clinical and administrative tips.  This will benefit your patients and your practice.  A win-win.  

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist            Staff  

 

Learning Objectives

Learn how your practice can benefit and grow by incorporating endodontics or by carefully and predictably taking on more endo cases.

Learn what armamentaria and clinical protocols will truly help you perform more root canals.

Learn how your patients and practice can benefit with single visit endo and same day restorations.

AGD: 070 Endodontics

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Manor Haas
DDS, Cert. Endo., MSc(D), FRCD(C)


Dr. Haas is a certified specialist in endodontics who is on staff at the Univ. of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children Dept. of Dentistry, and maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics and Microsurgery.

Case Selection Considerations for the General Practitioner

This course tackles the top 5 most asked questions that general practitioners have during endodontic lectures. Have you ever encountered a patient who complains that the pain is on both the top and the bottom? Ever wondered what to do with a cracked tooth? How about tips for numbing a "hot" tooth? Looking for pointers to ensure you have located all canals? Why does isolation take so long? Each topic will be broken down and addressed so you can take the most up to date information back to your practice for immediate implementation.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Assistant

 

Learning Objectives

Discuss the steps to take when posed with a difficult diagnosis to help you determine the culprit tooth.

Discuss the techniques for achieving profound anesthesia on a "hot" tooth.

Discuss techniques to minimize time lost during difficult isolation and focus on locating often missed canals with the tools already available to you in your office.

AGD: 070 Endodontics

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speakers

David Landwehr
DDS, MS

 

David Landwehr, DDS, MS, studied at the University of Minnesota He studied oral and maxillofacial pathology at Ohio State University and had endodontics training at the University of Michigan.

 


Beth Ann Damas
DDS, MS

 

Beth Ann Damas DDS, MS, received a dual degree from the University of Illinois, then completed an endodontic residency at the University of Detroit Mercy and Board of Endodontics Diplomate certification.

Preventive

The Research of It All, Tying Research Into Buying

This course intends to provide documented research on armamentarium, specifically aimed to meet the needs of practicing chairside clinicians.  The course is focused on infection prevention, operatory safety and care, and digital technology usage to improve safety and practice for dental assistants.  

Roles

Hygienist            Technician            Assistant            Staff

 

Learning Objectives

Discuss the role of the dental assistant in delivering quality health care considering ethical care competencies. 

Discuss current research and market trends in dental infection control, operatory safety, and product care.  

Integrate digital technologies available to improve patient experiences and clinical workflow. 

AGD: 130 Electives

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Emily Boge
Ed.D., RDH, CDA


Wife, mother, farmer, college administrator, educator, inventor, public health advocate, businesswoman, researcher, writer, speaker–dental hygienist—Emily has worn many hats over the course of her 22 years in the dental industry. 

Ethical Practice for Dental Hygienists: Your Patients Deserve Better 

This course intends to provide clear information and guidance for clinicians, as they navigate the unique ethical decision-making challenges of private practice. This course also reviews the Standards of Clinical Dental Hygiene Practice and relates them to ethical decision-making in dental hygiene, along with the integration and maintenance of innovative armamentarium such as an intraoral scanner.

Roles

Hygienist

 

Learning Objectives

Discuss the role of the dental hygienist in delivering quality health care with ethical care competencies. 

Evaluate the Standards of Clinical Dental Hygiene Practice and how they relate to ethics. 

Integrate current technologies into daily routine preventive care. 

AGD: 555 Ethics in Dentistry

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Emily Boge
Ed.D., RDH, CDA


Wife, mother, farmer, college administrator, educator, inventor, public health advocate, businesswoman, researcher, writer, speaker–dental hygienist—Emily has worn many hats over the course of her 22 years in the dental industry. 

Talk Digital to Me – Tying Digital Opportunities Into the Auxiliary

This course discusses how implementing innovative technology can train the auxiliary team members to provide positive clinical outcomes and contribute to the dental practice’s overall productivity. We will explore versatile workflow options that allow the auxiliary team to work more efficiently and increase case acceptance.

Roles

Hygienist            Technician            Assistant            Staff

 

Learning Objectives

Explore implementation strategies to develop versatile workflows for the auxiliary team to increase overall productivity.

Explain scanning techniques the auxiliary team can use during patient appointments to contribute to higher case acceptance.

Discuss how the auxiliary team can digitize manual tasks that are more cost-effective and provide a better patient experience.

AGD: 550 Practice Management

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

India Chance
BSDH, RDH

 

India R. Chance is a RDH, Certified Infection Control Educator, & Authorized OSHA Trainer who provides continuing education for dental healthcare providers to improve their knowledge of infection prevention & workplace safety. 

SureSmile

The SureSmile® Difference: Why Choose SureSmile®?

Join Dr. Megan Weisenberger as she shares how to positively impact your workflow and revenue by adding SureSmile® Clear Aligners into your practice.  She will share her integration story, the SureSmile digital workflow and team training to create a seamless integration and minimize doctor time utilization.  Additionally, she will explain case selection criteria to help you evaluate clinical conditions as it relates to case complexity and review examples of everyday patients that are already in your practice that could benefit from clear aligner therapy.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Better understand the SureSmile® digital workflow & team training tips.

Review case selection criteria and before/after case examples.

Learn how to increase your ROI by integrating SureSmile SureSmile® Aligners.

 

CE Credits

0

 

Speaker

Megan Weisenberger
DMD


Dr. Megan Weisenberger received her undergraduate degree in Investigational Medical Science from Saint Louis University, dental school at Case Western Reserve University and residency at the University of Cincinnati.

The SureSmile® Difference: Why Choose SureSmile®?

Join Dr. Mona Patel as she shares how to positively impact your workflow and revenue by adding SureSmile® Clear Aligners into your practice.  She will share her integration story, the SureSmile digital workflow and team training to create a seamless integration and minimize doctor time utilization.  Additionally, she will explain case selection criteria to help you evaluate clinical conditions as it relates to case complexity and review examples of everyday patients that are already in your practice that could benefit from clear aligner therapy.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Better understand the SureSmile® digital workflow & team training tips.

Review case selection criteria and before/after case examples.

Learn how to increase your ROI by integrating SureSmile SureSmile® Aligners.

 

CE Credits

0

 

Speaker

Mona Patel
DDS


Dr. Mona Patel owns & practices General Dentistry at Bayshore Dental in Whitefish Bay, WI. She is a graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry and completed an AEGD at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. 

SureSmile® Case Selection to Drive Your Practice

Clear aligner therapy has exploded throughout the world, and now patients are asking for it every day. In this course, Dr. Anthony Ponzio will help you understand how SureSmile can be a great addition to any general dental office, and the first step is identifying which cases are appropriate to your skill and experience level.  Learn how to predict if a case will be easier or more challenging to treat and ways to evaluate case difficultly. Additionally, Dr. Ponzio will show how building the orthodontic portion of a practice can be extremely rewarding, but it can only happen if the entire office is engaged. Learn simple protocols your team can apply immediately to identify patients who can benefit from treatment and be treated safely and effectively in the general dental office.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist            Assistant            Staff

 

Learning Objectives

Introduction to the SureSmile® clear aligner platform.

Learn guidelines to evaluate case difficulty and select which cases are appropriate to your skill and experience level.

Learn simple protocols to keep your team engaged in delivering clear aligner therapy.

 

CE Credits

0

 

Speaker

Anthony Ponzio
DDS


Dr. Anthony Ponzio is a 2004 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. He currently practices in Oak Park, Illinois with a special focus on technology in dentistry.

SureSmile Panel Discussion

Join us for a candid discussion with our panelists as they describe their journey with clear aligner therapy. In this lively discussion the panelist will be sharing with you their trials, tribulations, triumphs, defeats & most importantly lessons learned as they successfully incorporated aligner technology into their practice. The tips & tricks shared during this session will ensure your journey of offering aligner therapy to your patients is a successful one.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist            Assistant            Staff

 

CE Credits

0

 

Speakers

Shalin R. Shah
DMD


Dr. Shalin Shah maintains a private practice, Center for Orthodontic Excellence, in Princeton, NJ. He earned his BA, Doctor of Dental Medicine, certificate in orthodontics, and MS in oral biology from University of Pennsylvania.


Megan Weisenberger
DMD


Dr. Megan Weisenberger received her undergraduate degree in Investigational Medical Science from Saint Louis University, dental school at Case Western Reserve University and residency at the University of Cincinnati.


Mona Patel
DDS


Dr. Mona Patel owns & practices General Dentistry at Bayshore Dental in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. She has been in practice for 14+ years, and utilizes a full digital office workflow with CEREC, CBCT, and fully integrated Treatment Centers in her practice. Dr. Patel is a graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry and completed an AEGD at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. She is passionate about creating smart office design & digital patient workflows in dental practices and consults on implementation. She is a KOL speaker for Dentsply Sirona & Patterson Dental, as well as a Clinical Mentor for Implant Pathways & 3D Dentists. Dr. Patel is also the Wisconsin Clinical Leader & Partner for Imagen Dental Partners.


Shivi Gupta
DMD


Dr. Shivi Gupta owns a practice in San Diego, CA that focuses on CADCAM and CBCT. She completed an advanced education in general dentistry residency at UT Health Science Center San Antonio & Dental School at University of Manitoba, Canada. 

CAD/CAM

Empowering Your Team & Integrating Digital Dentistry

Review the characteristics of a high performing team. 

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist            Assistant            Staff

 

Learning Objectives

Evaluate key leadership principles in your practice.

Articulate a clear vision for your preferred future.

Learn how to inspire & empower your team.

AGD: 550 Practice Management & Human Relations

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker

Mark E Hyman
DDS, MAGD


Dr. Mark E. Hyman is a renowned dentist from Greensboro, NC, and a public speaker whose work is characterized by his warmth, enthusiasm, sense of humor, and passion for dentistry. 

Digital Dentistry Today: Maximizing Treatment Potential and Case Acceptance

The modern dental patients are tech-savvy, have quick access to information, and demand technology driven results. How can the dentist and the dental team use today’s technology to meet the patient’s needs? Learn about my journey to a digital workflow driven practice and why my team is critical for the process.  The presentation will highlight using case acceptance protocols such as the digital implant case presentation to improve patient onboarding.  

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist            Assistant            Staff                

 

Learning Objectives

Learn how CBCT and digital impressions can drive case presentation.

Orient CBCT images for best interpretation.

Understand the team approach to maximize efficiency of the digital workflows.

AGD: 730 Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker

Michael Parchewsky
DMD


Michael Parchewsky completed his DMD at University of Saskatchewan and OMFS Fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and focuses on CAD/CAM & 3D CBCT in dentistry.

Dental Aux

A Day In The Life of a Top Gun Digital Dental Team

Listen, learn & laugh your way through a fast paced, humorous review of “A Day in The Life” of a real-world high performing digital team. Learn how to capitalize on one another’s skills to improve the productivity and quality of care. Learn systems you can implement today.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist            Assistant            Staff

 

Learning Objectives

Review clinical cases from the doctor’s & team’s perspective.

Discuss the fact that “communication is a wonderful thing-you should try it sometime!”

Employ systems to lower stress and prevent burnout. 

AGD: 550 Practice Management & Human Relations

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker

Mark E Hyman
DDS, MAGD


Dr. Mark E. Hyman is a renowned dentist from Greensboro, NC, and a public speaker whose work is characterized by his warmth, enthusiasm, sense of humor, and passion for dentistry. 

Lab

Having the Business You Want is Easier Than You Think!

Dentistry is evolving as fast as the you can refresh your screen, so there is no reason that you can't have the lab and/or practice that you have always dreamed of and the freedom that comes with it.  The ease of the workflows, at our fingertips, is unparalleled and the possibilities are endless.  If you are ready to challenge yourself to push harder, eliminate excuses and make it happen, then "Be Good to Yourself" and come join us on this Journey of creating the workspace and workflows that will keep you driven and fulfilled.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Dental Technician            Assistant            Staff

 

Learning Objectives

Maximize your workflows to be as efficient as possible.

Team training that creates ownership mentality.

Designing the most efficient 4 day work week.

AGD: 550 Practice Management & Human Relations

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit
1 CDT Credit

 

Speaker

Jillian Swafford


Jillian Swafford owns and operates her dental lab Oaks Dental Designs in Pikeville, TN. She is an avid inLab user and loves to see others embrace and gain freedom through this technology. 

Dentsply Sirona is designated as an Approved National PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental 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 any other applicable regulatory authority, or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2022. Provider ID 208218

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