Through AGD/PACE approved provider DC Dental, we are thrilled to bring you live, interactive, ultra high-quality webinars.      DC Clinical courses are hand picked based on our mission to deliver actionable, skill building knowledge that makes your “dental life” more efficient, more productive and ultimately, more rewarding.

Date Time Category Faculty Member Webinar Title
09.27.18 8:00 PM ET Esthetic Dentistry Milton Davenport, DDS Cracked Tooth “Syndrome”

Cracked Tooth “Syndrome”

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
Time: 8:00 PM ET

Cracked tooth “syndrome” is one of the most frustrating presentations we currently have in dentistry. It often leaves the patient and the provider feeling utterly useless and sometimes even deceived. This webinar will help you accurately diagnose these cases and ultimately allow you and the patient better control of this often uncontrollable presentation. After this webinar you will feel supported and ready to assist your patients in finding relief and understanding.

A new patient to your office describes intermittent tooth pain of several years duration. She has a fairly unremarkable dental history but has been noting increasing pain to biting that’s become a constant nuisance for her. Her prior dentist has tried several restorations and adjustments to no avail. She comes to you hoping you can fix her problem after completely losing faith in her previous provider’s abilities. This is presentation is a common occurrence for most practitioners and immediately our radars and red flags are going crazy. After this webinar you will have a precise and systematic approach to win over this patient and immediately start addressing her concerns.

Course Objectives:

-Understand the base etiology and pathogenesis of CTS

-Diagnose CTS based on history, examination, and radiographic methodology

-Treatment options for CTS based on accurate diagnosis and patient presentation

-Patient management strategies related to CTS and its often persistent symptomology

This webinar is a “must attend” for any practitioner seeing adult patients. Undiagnosed and poorly managed CTS will result in a loss of patient’s trust. This will lead to negative outcomes, lousy reviews, and ultimately patient attrition. This webinar will undoubtedly assist you in building the patient’s confidence in your abilities and prevent the unwarranted cost to your bottom-line and peace of mind.

10.11.18 8:00 PM ET Practice Efficiency Neil Counihan, BDS “The Ultimate Dental Team” – Leadership Lessons from the ‘Top of the World’

“The Ultimate Dental Team” – Leadership Lessons from the ‘Top of the World’

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
Time: 8:00 PM ET

On the 19th April 2018 Dr Neil Counihan, one of the UK’s leading orthodontists stood on the “Top of the World”, the geographic North Pole. He and 10 strangers, made up of leaders in special forces, sport and business, came together in a very short time to ski to the North Pole in extreme conditions of up to -45°C. They had to quickly bond as a team to ensure safety and success. The course will describe in detail how this was achieved, how they joined to support each other in an ultimate team to raise over £1million for charity.

The course will also enable individuals to understand what it takes to build a great team through different techniques and give them the skills to establish a common purpose that a team can unite behind. Whilst some leadership styles favour an aggressive approach to managing team situations, it will be identified how ‘leading from the back’ is not only an effective team building tactic, it also promotes cohesion and bonding. Overall, the type of leader can impact on the ability to ensure a successful team environment. Allowing for personal development and key techniques to improve and individual’s ability to be a great leader.

Learning Objectives

  1. Uniting behind a common purpose
  2. Leading from the back
  3. How to build a team
  4. How to transform from rugged individual to team leader
10.18.18 8:00 PM ET Practice Efficiency Leslie Fang, MD PhD 2018 ADA Policies and Recommendation on Substance Abuse Disorder

2018 ADA Policies and Recommendation on Substance Abuse Disorder

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
Time: 8:00 PM ET

On March 26, 2018, the American Dental Association (ADA) announced a new policy on opioids supporting mandates on prescription limits and requiring all dentists take continuing education to maintain a license to practice. Inherent in the 2018 resolutions is the encouragement to minimize the use of opioids. In dentistry, pain control would revolve around optimal use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and acetaminophen. However, there are still circumstances where opioids are believed to be necessary.

This session is designed to use case examples to help illustrate the appropriate way of managing opioid prescription in order to minimize abuse.

Learning Objectives:

This will provide 1.5 credit hours that will satisfy the new requirements by addressing the following issues:

  1. Prescribing Controlled Substances
  2. Understanding Amount of Opioids Prescribed (Morphine Milligram Equivalent MME)
  3. Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)
10.25.18 8:00 PM ET Practice Efficiency Milton Davenport, DDS Managing the Difficult and/or Phobic Patient

Managing the Difficult and/or Phobic Patient

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
Time: 8:00 PM ET

There is not a single day in practicing dentistry that we don’t encounter a difficult or phobic patient. This webinar is for ANY person that works in a dental office. Whether you are chairside, front office or even a member of the management or billing department, this webinar is for you.

Though our patient comfort options are the highest they have ever been, this doesn’t seem to have transitioned to a significant decrease in our phobic or difficult patients. Compound that with the increased complexity of dental insurance benefits, many patients have given up on even visiting our offices. This webinar will focus on identifying these patients early and providing an office inclusive strategy to convert them to lifelong reliable patients. We will discuss some of the most successful patient comfort options and how to implement them successfully into your practice. Most importantly the entire team will be empowered to embrace every patient and create an environment where everyone feels welcomed.

Webinar Objectives:
-Categorization of patient presentations
-Tips for assessing patients base concerns
-Office inclusive strategies
-Effective communication tips and recommendations
-Treatment options and protocols

In treating and serving patients we often focus all our energy on their experience. I don’t discount this objective but after this webinar you and your team will understand why successfully treating this patient population will add value and purpose to each team member. Long gone are the eye rolls and sighs as we struggle through the tough situations. Watch this webinar and reinvigorate yourself and your team while at the same time finding a way to treat the previously untreatable person.

11.08.18 8:00 PM ET Digital Dentistry Nick Fahey, DMD Complex Digital Implant Dentistry – Is it time to move out of the Stone Age? Part II

Complex Digital Implant Dentistry – Is it time to move out of the Stone Age? Part II

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
Time: 8:00 PM ET

n this presentation, Dr. Nick Fahey will tie the theory together from the previous presentation, to show how easily he can plan more complex cases in day to day practice. He will also show how easily this pays dividends when they perform the immediate loading surgery.

Course objectives:
-Build on the first presentation “Stone Age – Part I” to further
highlight how digitisation is changing the face of implant dentistry and how these “new” technologies can be harnessed to streamline treatment and increase profitability.
-Discuss and demonstrate how digitization helps with more complex treatments such as immediate loading, intra-oral welding and full mouth reconstruction.
-Discuss some short falls in digital implant dentistry and answer the question… “Is it time to move out of the Stone Age with complex implant dentistry?”

11.29.18 8:00 PM ET Orthodontics Tif Qureshi, BDS Accepted Approaches for GPs to Move Teeth Naturally

Accepted Approaches for GPs to Move Teeth Naturally

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
Time: 8:00 PM ET

Slow continued tooth movement is one of dentistry’s biggest blind-spots. The long term aesthetic and functional effect of this can be devastating but also can be treated simply and early. This seminar will show how carrying out simple planned orthodontics can provide safe aesthetic and functional dentistry which is accessible to many more patients. It will cover the principles of the alignment, bleach, bonding concept creating simpler safer and more affordable realistic options for many more patients and which can be carried out by any dentist.

Aims and Objectives

  • To understand the effect of dental tectonics
  • To highlight the planning protocols of simple occlusion- driven anterior alignment methodology using digital arch evaluation and 3d printing
  • To consider the protection of guidance and the long term function via planning and retention methodology.
  • To outline the use of edge bonding as a viable non-invasive aesthetic and functional tool for cosmetic dentistry and occlusal treatment via the Dahl principle.
  • To understand how align bleach and bond can totally change the way we approach all cases not just cosmetic ones.

 

Anticipated outcomes:  

  • Participants will understand how case planning and appropriate treatment can help all dentists carry out simple anterior treatments that not only have aesthetic but clear and long term functional benefits.
  • They will see how cosmetic dentistry can actually be far more functionally driven and this applies to vastly more patients than traditionally believed.
  • They will understand how safe and systematic driven approach to restoratively focused orthodontics can provide results that are achievable and last for years.
12.13.18 8:00 PM ET Practice Efficiency Parag Kachalia, DDS Disruption – Opportunity or Threat

Disruption – Opportunity or Threat

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
Time: 8:00 PM ET

The world around us is changing at pace that most people never imagined and many are uncomfortable with. In many ways, what was once science fiction is now becoming reality. As health care providers, we must take an active role to understand the changes that are occurring around us so that we can prepare for the threats as well as potential opportunities.

The generation of children born since 2008 are growing up in world of constant access to information and on demand services. This generation will have different expectations of their healthcare providers and we must prepare for this changing world. This webinar will provide examples of this potential new world; however, more importantly it will show how we must think differently to capitalize on these disruptions.

Objectives:
1. Understand the growth of an on demand economy
2. Gain a sense of how big data will influence health care
3. Be exposed to new health care delivery model that are becoming possible as a result of technology innovation.

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