Strategies to Enhance Your Dental Group
Thursday 1:30 - 2:30 pm
The dental group market is evolving. Staying ahead of the curve can allow for consistent growth and success. Having a strategy to enhance your current processes and uncover more effective and efficient ways in your dental group can bring out organic revenue growth and increase patient case acceptance along the way.
The R2C Solution - Connecting Endo, Resto and CAD/CAM for a Profitable Single Visit
Thursday 1:30 - 2:30 pm
This course will demonstrate an innovative step-by-step treatment protocol that significantly reduces workflow time and integrates current endodontic, adhesive and restorative materials with digital technologies to create the most profitable single visit in dentistry.
Innovative protocols for post and/or core placement and tooth preparation will be presented enabling same visit digital scanning and milling with the CEREC system and final cementation of the ceramic crown in less time than the traditional protocol.
Leveraging Technology to Maximize Workflow for your Dental Support Organization
Thursday 3 - 4 pm
Do more in less steps by utilizing technology to create optimum workflows to procedures of all complexities. Gain true understanding of the disruptive workflow process taught at 3D Infusion by Dr. Sam Bollwinkel.
Attract, Engage and Retain Top Talent
Friday 8:30 - 10 am
This session will review the importance of attracting individuals who value team oral health care as a necessity of practice and will review the importance of systematic training and calibration processes. This track will also focus on the significance of team training and retention. This course is for all DSO, University and Government members.
The Future of Women in Dentistry
Saturday 4 - 5 pm
We will take an in depth look at how women got their start in dentistry. We will discuss how far women have advanced in this career and the hurdles that we are still presented with today. We will discuss resources and options for support throughout your career.
Full Digital Workflow: Increase Treatment Safety, Efficiency, and Predictability
Saturday 10:30 - 11:30 am
This lecture will demonstrate how the convergence in different technologies is making dental treatment more predictable, efficient, safe, durable and maintain-able.
Clinical Integration of Full-Contour Zirconia Restorations
Thursday 4:30 - 5:30 pm
The choice to implement chairside CAD/CAM full contour zirconia restorations can be confounded by the array of available restorative materials as well as the variety of potential clinical applications. This presentation will translate the recent zirconia material trends, workflows, and delivery for practice integration. Current research evidence will be provided to support recommendations for clinical applications.
Best Practices to Form and Manage a Regulatory Compliant DSO
Saturday 2:30 - 3:30 pm
This presentation will answer the key questions in forming and managing a DSO that complies with state and federal regulations: (1) What does it mean from a legal perspective to a group practice to a DSO?; (2) What are the advantages of using the DSO model?; (3) What different structures are available and best suited for bringing in partners?; (4) What regulations apply to DSOs?; and (5) What are the common "dos and don'ts" in managing a DSO?
Quest for the Best: How to Plan, Develop, and Implement Transformative Strategic Partnerships
Thursday 4:30 - 5:30 pm
As a leader of a DSO, you are constantly bombarded by sales representatives peddling the “best” product at the “best” price. It’s easy to spend an unnecessary amount of time and resources searching for better products at lower costs. But have you ever asked yourself what you’re truly costing yourself in the quest? In this breakout session we’ll examine the true costs of the never-ending search for “better” and “lower”, and offer an alternative approach to the manufacturer-DSO relationship that can lead to better providers, better clinical outcomes, and better organizational results…there is a better way.
Handpiece Infection Control and Maintenance
Friday 3:30 - 5 pm
Infection Control in dental settings has been an important topic for decades. This is especially true since the possible transmission of HIV, from a dentist to several patients, which made headlines in the early 1990’s. Shortly thereafter, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published the “Recommended Infection-Control Practices for Dentistry, 1993.” This was followed by the updated and consolidated CDC “Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings – 2003” and the March 2016 CDC “Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings – Basic Expectations for Safe Care.”
Yet, there are still misunderstandings in the dental community about what the actual guidelines recommend, and just how a licensed dental clinician is held accountable to these, so called, “guidelines and recommendations.” To that end, there are specific CDC recommendations that are paramount to proper instrument infection control practices as well as State law and State Dental Board rules that necessitate compliance with CDC as a condition of licensure in that State. Proper dental instrument maintenance along with the various manufacturers’ recommendations for maintenance and sterilization often provides compliant infection control strategies. And proper maintenance of instrumentation often boasts of better instrument function and longer lasting equipment.
Evidence-Based Selection of All-Ceramic Materials
Saturday 1 - 2 pm
Dental materials are being introduced to the market promising to satisfy the ideal characteristics coveted by all dentists and patients: strong, durable, and tooth colored. This course will connect the dots between research and development, evidence based dentistry, and provide clinical recommendations to achieve optimal restorative outcomes with all-ceramic restorations.
A Hygiene Compensation Plan that Delivers!
Saturday 4 - 5 pm
Dental hygiene compensation has experienced some pretty big changes over the last ten years as more and more dental practices are moving away from hourly pay and toward commissioned base pay. Rewarding dental hygienists a piece of the production that they bring to the practice is a great way to keep hygienists engaged and motivated, encourage a consistently high level of patient care, and meet an organization’s goals for growth and profitability. During this session, the speaker will tell the inspiring story of a dental group that set a strong foundation of protocols, systems, and support for the dental hygiene team before introducing a new compensation plan that has resulted in a 30% increase in the average hygiene salary and a 35% increase in profitability while maintaining excellent patient care as the top priority.