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
10.26.16 8:00 PM ET Practice Efficiency Christopher Phelps, DMD Decrease Costly No Shows While Increasing New Patient Numbers

Decrease Costly No Shows While Increasing New Patient Numbers

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

-Understand the science behind Dr. Robert Cialdini’s 6 Principles of Persuasion
-Learn the referral system Dr. Phelps created using these principles that can double or triple your referrals
-Discover a unique Gift Card program Dr. Phelps created that can allow you to tap into that Moment of Power that gets more patients to refer.
-Learn telephone and in office language strategies to influence your new and existing patients to show up for their appointments and decrease costly no shows.

10.19.16 8:00 PM ET 3D Imaging Judd Vetock Demystify the Barriers of 3D Technology

Demystify the Barriers of 3D Technology

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

Dental technology is advancing at a pace that is difficult for dental professionals to keep up with. CBCT scanners and computer guided surgery has existed for well over a decade, yet there are few offices utilizing these proven resources. Why are these tools being overlooked or ignored by the majority of dentists? This CE course will demystify the barriers of adopting 3D technology and provide a process for incorporating a more efficient and predictable implant practice.

 

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:

  • Understand the misconceptions surrounding computer guided surgery.
  • How they can have complete control over the entire implant treatment modality, from the fixture location, to the abutment position, and to the final restoration.
  • Appreciate the advantage of CAD/CAM surgical guides vs lab or office fabricated guides.
  • Comprehend how to incorporate this process into their practice and increase case acceptance and profitability.
  • Understand how to communicate effectively with patients when presenting computer guided surgery as an option.
09.21.16 8:00 PM ET Practice Efficiency Matt VanderMolen, DDS The Power and Profitability of Focus: How to Focus and Grow into a “Super Practice”

The Power and Profitability of Focus: How to Focus and Grow into a “Super Practice”

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

Research shows the average dentist worked 10% more hours in the past year compared to the previous years. Meanwhile, the American Dental Association reported that average incomes have “decreased significantly for all general practitioners since the peak value of $219,378 in 2005.” While the average practice has suffered with more work for less pay, other practices have actually managed to flourish and grow since 2005! Through the power of focus, the dentists in these flourishing “super practices” profit more and work less hours than the average dentist.

Every dentist works hard in his/her office. If we all put forth 100% effort each day, why do some dentists produce more than others? If dentists are working 10% more hours now than in the past, why is our average income going down? Why is the average dentist producing $350 per hour, while another dentist just down the street is producing two to three times that much?

Course Objectives

  • Focus – it starts with you.
  • Learn how to bring more happiness into your work and home life.
  • The true “magic bullet” for real success
  • Make your work a game and then win the game.
  • Is your team your biggest headache or your biggest asset?
  • What do your patients really want?
  • Stand up and be the leader everyone wants you to be!

The average dentist, by definition, is either the best of the worst half or the worst of the best half. You deserve better than that! You are invited to take a glimpse through the eyes of a focused “super dentist.” Your eyes will be opened to how really great dentistry can be.

09.07.16 8:00 PM ET Practice Efficiency Christopher Phelps, DMD Increase Your Case Acceptance Using The Science Of Influence

Increase Your Case Acceptance Using The Science Of Influence

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

Learning Objectives:

-Understand the science behind Dr. Robert Cialdini’s 6 Principles of Persuasion

-Learn how to ethically use these principles to influence more patients to say yes to their treatment recommendations.

-Discover how powerful the Contrast Phenomenon is and how one client used it to increase sales of their most expensive service by 540%.

08.18.16 8:00 PM ET Esthetic Dentistry Jeff Gray, DDS So you want to do a “Bigger Case”

So you want to do a “Bigger Case”

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

How to predictably and comfortably move from single tooth dentistry to quadrants, arches and even full mouth restorations. Learn the keys to being a more productive, fulfilled and complete DDS from a veteran with 30 years in the trenches. This is the first in a series of Webinars that can help you and your team be able to “play in the big leagues”

Do you feel like you are trapped doing “single tooth” dentistry?  Would you like feel more confident recognizing, presenting, treating and temporizing “Bigger Cases”? Join us for a revealing and entertaining hour of clinical and emotional keys to realizing your full potential as a practitioner.

Discover the critical questions to ask your patients BEFORE you even look in their mouths that can dramatically change your results.

Understand how to discuss and present “bigger cases” without feeling like a “used car salesman”

Did you realize you might be your own worst enemy in moving towards more complex care and “bigger cases” Learn how your expectations and thoughts are critical to the patients deciding to move forward with you and your team.

One key step you can incorporate for less than $200 in your new patient exam that will have your patients saying “wow, we need to fix that”

This could be one of the most important hours you will spend to grow your practice and satisfaction. Learn how to “talk like a human being, not a dentist”. What the taught you in dental school is likely wrong being better technically is not the key to having a more productive and happy practice. At the end of this webinar you will leave with at least 5 things you can implement tomorrow in your office that can make a difference for this month.

08.02.16 8:00 PM ET Endodontics Diwakar Kinra, DDS Endodontic Case Selection for Profitability

Endodontic Case Selection for Profitability

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

In the midst of today’s turbulent economy, the dental community is feeling the financial burden just like many other professions. The challenges have been well documented, from cuts to insurance benefits for employees/retirees to the outward migration of many longtime residents. This environment makes it more difficult to attract new patients and retain the ones that are currently active with their dental treatment. This program will allow the general dentist to recognize, select, and treat endodontic cases that can be profitable in their office. It will also show them how to approach traditionally more difficult cases within their own practice, while still respecting the cases where a specialist referral is optimal.

Objectives:
• Define criteria that categorize endodontic cases into level of difficulty.
• Diagnose and treatment plan more difficult endodontics.
• Select endodontic treatment that can be performed profitably and consistently.
• Be more knowledgeable about the decisions regarding case acceptance or referral with respect to your endodontic procedural skill.

07.12.16 8:00 PM ET Endodontics William Nudera, DDS, MS Endodontic Management of the Immature Root

Endodontic Management of the Immature Root

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

The literature has shown that 25% of school-aged children will experience some kind of dental trauma and up to 65% have untreated dental caries. As a result, the dental pulp can become compromised prior to full root development creating a clinical challenge. The primary objective of endodontics is to maintain the integrity and foundation of the tooth, root and its supporting tissues. A permanent tooth with an immature root and compromised pulpal-periodontal complex presents a unique clinical challenge.

 

Upon completion of this course, each participant should have a better understanding of the following:

  • Root growth and development
  • Factors associated with the immature root development
  • How pulp status influences treatment options
  • Apexogenesis vs Apexification vs Revascularization
  • The proper use and application of bio-ceramic silicates when treating immature teeth
  • Appropriate schedule and follow-up intervals

Understanding all reasonable treatment options can have a significant impact on root development and long-term tooth survival. This webinar is designed to provide information regarding the recommended treatment protocols and techniques currently being used to establish predictable results when treating compromised teeth with immature root apices.

06.28.16 8:00 PM ET Practice Efficiency Isaac Hakimi Will Digital Dentistry Help My Practice?

Will Digital Dentistry Help My Practice?

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

An introduction to digital technologies including impressions, restorations and cementation

Digital dentistry is here and it’s exciting. But making it work for your practice can be challenging. With more than six CAD/CAM systems now on the market, decision making is daunting and confusing.

 Course objectives – Isaac Hakimi will give an introduction to digital dentistry. He will describe the benefits and drawbacks of chairside digital impressions and chairside milling systems. He will discuss materials used in digitally produced restorations such as Zirconia, Emax, and Obsidian, and techniques for cementation and retrieval.

06.14.16 8:00 PM ET Practice Efficiency Gary Imm, DDS GuestWise℠ Part 1: The WOW Factor, Guest Retention and the Bottom Line

GuestWise℠ Part 1: The WOW Factor, Guest Retention and the Bottom Line

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

After this webinar, you will be able to:

1) recognize patient/guest(more about this later) loyalty decisions about your office
comes from how well they feel before, during and after their experiences with you
and your team.
2) create a place where your team’s actions make your office a place that your guests
can’t wait to return to…instead of looking for ways not to.
3) find ways to “dentalize” what the Big Boys(eg Disney, Ritz, Zappos) do to create
“touch points” that will bring your guest back giving you more money at the end of
the month and a team that is happier doing it. BTW this is at little to no cost to you.

4) list a few simple tweaks around what your office team is already doing that can
put money in your pocket right away.
5) bring the winks, warmth, and coziness that make guests feel so good in their own
living room or at grandma’s house to your office to create more fun, profit and ear to
ear smiles everyday.
6) take 3 minutes a day for 30 days to create a guest mindset for your team that rivals
what the “Big Boys” do.
7) quickly quantify your success without the burden of a survey.
8) create a process for guests to YELP to you…instead of your hard earned
reputation being destroyed online.
9) recognize your customer service skills are being compared to the “Big Boys”
everyday and how it affects your team, your guest’s choices and how much money
you take home.
10) understand that a patient/customer sees you as a commodity (price and
competition are considered) however a loyal guest chooses YOU (which cannot be
duplicated) and price is irrelevant.

05.17.16 8:00 PM ET Endodontics Lou Berman, DDS Surgical Endodontics: Why, When, and How

Surgical Endodontics: Why, When, and How

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

RESCHEDULED FROM 2/23/16

No question: even under the best of circumstances, endodontic treatment is sometimes not successful. Subsequently, the clinician will typically be faced with three options: endodontic retreatment, surgical endodontics, or extraction. This presentation will provide a methodical approach to this decision making process. In addition, it will cover the basic steps for accomplishing apicoectomy procedures.

Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
• Understand why endodontic treatment is sometimes not successful
• Understand the parameters for determining the best alternative when endodontic treatment does not heal
• Assess the clinical and radiograph subtleties of non-healing endodontics
• Understand the ideal flap design, apical access, root preparation, retrograde materials, and suturing techniques

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