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
01.11.18 6:00 PM ET Practice Efficiency Elaine Halley, DDS Treatment Planning for Smile Design

Treatment Planning for Smile Design

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
Time: 6:00 PM ET

Dr Halley will present a simple system for capturing and analysing our patients dynamic smile in day to day practice. She will describe how simple smile design analysis can aid communication, increase case acceptance and greatly enhance treatment planning and therefore consistency of results.

Learning Objectives :
• To understand the role of the smile in our culture and how the patient journey in general dentistry can be related to this universal human communication tool
• To understand how to improve patient communication and presentation to aid case acceptance – including the workflow for dentist/treatment co-ordinators
• To understand the step-by-step process including simple digital aids to consistently treatment plan comprehensively starting from a facial perspective
• To have an understanding of how to simply capture smile images and dynamic data and use of simple digital analysis for smile design

12.07.17 8:00 PM ET Practice Efficiency Christopher Phelps, DMD Top 20 Things You MUST Do To Succeed Today and Survive Tomorrow’s Dental Economy

Top 20 Things You MUST Do To Succeed Today and Survive Tomorrow’s Dental Economy

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

Corporate DSOs and Private Equity groups are some of the fastest growing business models in dentistry today. One group that comes to mind is actively buying or building 50 dental offices/month. Think about dental insurance companies who are starting to own dental practices and are doing everything they can to take away or reduce our insurance reimbursement rates considerably. When you add it up it doesn’t take a mathematician to know that the dental landscape is going to look considerably different 5-10 years from now. What’s the solo practice dentist to do? Can you continue in the PPO insurance space? The short answer is Yes. Yes you can but not if you continuing doing things the way you’ve always been doing things. In this session I’ll be covering the top 20 things I think your practice will need to do to succeed not only today but also in tomorrows competitive dental economy.

Learning objectives:
-Learn the 3 ways to survive the corporate Tsunami that’s coming.
-Discover why your vision today may need to change for what’s coming tomorrow.
-How to make maximize every marketing effort.
-Why you need an in house membership savings plan to find a better quality patient.
-How to build a better hiring system to find superstar employees.
-Why you need more capacity at your office to differentiate and compete.

11.29.17 8:00 PM ET Practice Efficiency Paresh Shah, DMD The 21st Century Practice: Differentiating Your Practice Through Technology

The 21st Century Practice: Differentiating Your Practice Through Technology

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

Whether it’s related to diagnostics, clinical dentistry, or indirect lab procedures, it’s hard to ignore the fact that technology affects us all in one way or another. This presentation will discuss how to differentiate your practice from the traditional stereotypes of dental practices. Leveraging new technologies to optimize patient engagement and treatment can help transition your practice to today’s standards. We’ll look at simple ways to engage team members and patients with minimal practice disruptions. Clinical examples will be used to show the benefits and impact of various technologies.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn various technologies available to facilitate the diagnostic process
2. Learn how to implement in stages according to practice growth
3. Learn how to engage and empower your team to help facilitate the process

11.15.17 8:00 PM ET Practice Efficiency Matt VanderMolen, DDS The Game of Dentistry: Winning Big with a Whiteboard

The Game of Dentistry: Winning Big with a Whiteboard

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

In 2017, the dental world is full of excitement with all things related to
technology. There are meetings and whole multi-day events dedicated to dental
technology and promoting it’s use in the general practice. The main story on the
front cover of the September2017 issue of Dental Economics is “Evolution of
dental tech (don’t get left behind)”.
The technology available in dentistry is awesome – and so are the price tags!
Careful consideration of all the new technologies for incorporation into a general
practitioner’s office is definitely warranted. However, the latest figures from the
American Dental Association from 2015 show the average income for a general
dentist is $179,960. Before spending tens of thousands of dollars for technology,
it makes sense to boost the income of your practice first. This webinar will show
you how to do just that. Invest only tens of dollars in a low- tech whiteboard to
substantially boost the income of your practice!

Course Objectives

Discover how a simple whiteboard can be used as a powerful tool to:

  • Communicate your vision to your team.
  • Keep score and make work a game.
  • Efficiently control the clinical flow of your day.
  • Be a constant reminder of what a great purchase decision you made!
10.18.17 8:00 PM ET Periodontics Pamela Ray, DDS Basic Flap Management

Basic Flap Management

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

The purpose of the webinar is to review sound surgical management of soft tissues flaps in dental surgery. We will review basic flaps used, instrumentation, and the role of the surgical assistant in flap management, tissue handling, and closure techniques. Once completing the webinar it is the objective for participants to review their current techniques and instrumentation and be able to practically apply the knowledge gained to get excellent surgical results.

10.05.17 6:00 PM ET Practice Efficiency Mark Hughes, DDS The 6 Million Dollar Practice: Part 1

The 6 Million Dollar Practice: Part 1

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
Time: 6:00 PM ET

Dr Mark Hughes has built the most successful dental practice in London, England, starting from scratch with zero patients and opening its doors for the first time just before the global recession. The Harley Street area of London is home to some of the world’s top medical practitioners, including over 400 registered dentists, within and area less than a quarter square mile! Learn how a practice grew from one dental chair to 9, in the most competitive dental environment in the world.

This 3-part course will give you an insight into how Dr Hughes has built successful practices, covering the key areas of your practice and personal development. Learn the secrets to rapid growth and sustainability.

Part 1 will discuss how important a clearly defined philosophy, set of values and culture is important in every practice. It will focus on the keys areas within your practice that are crucial to help build a successful practice, how to categorize them, score your current performance and then build an action plan.

 

Course Objectives (Part 1):

-       A Brief History of Practice

-       Values & Culture & Leadership – why is this important?

-       The Pillars of Practice Success

-       The Keys to Practice Success

-       The two most important pieces of equipment in EVERY office.

-       How to ‘Road Map’ your Development

-       How to engage your team to accelerate your growth

09.27.17 8:00 PM ET Practice Efficiency Steffany Mohan, DDS Simple Ways to Use Outsourcing For Increased Cash Flow and Profits

Simple Ways to Use Outsourcing For Increased Cash Flow and Profits

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Learn simple ways to outsource dental administrative tasks to increase cash flow in your practice.
  • Learn ways to decrease stress by using virtual assistants.
  • Learn how to determine if outsourcing makes sense for your practice and your life.
  • Learn how to take home several thousand dollars more per month without any additional work and creating less stress with one simple system.
08.23.17 8:00 PM ET Endodontics William Nudera, DDS, MS Selective Root Retreatment: A Conservative Alternative

Selective Root Retreatment: A Conservative Alternative

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

Root canal retreatment is traditionally consider an “all or none” treatment approach. Meaning, all restorative and obturation material must be removed from the entire root canal space of all roots regardless of the individual periapical status. In contrast, surgical endodontics is not viewed as an “all or none” approach. It is a generally accepted that only the diseased root(s) should be addressed via root end resection androot end filling. Knowledge gained from CBCT imaging has introduced a new reasonable treatment option for endodontically treated teeth presenting with post treatment disease. This new concept allows the clinician to make predictable treatment decisions based on the periapical status of an individual root(s) rather than make assumptions about the tooth as a whole. A “selective root retreatment” combines the approach of an non-surgical retreatment with the selectivity of a surgical root resection.

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

- The current recommendations for root canal retreatment and associated risks.
- The conflict between the root canal retreatment model and the endodontic
surgical model.
- A literature based rationale justifying a more conservative approach to endodontic retreatment.
- The importance of CBCT imaging when determining the presence or absence of periapical pathosis.
- How to use the CBCT image to create a guided precision slot access designed to selectively treat one or more roots of a multi-rooted tooth diagnosed with post treatment disease.

We may be “over retreating” perviously root canal treated teeth that present with recurrent or persistent apical pathology. This presentation is designed to make a reasonable argument using our current “accepted evidence” and logical reasoning to defend the clinician’s choice to approach root canal retreatment in a different way. It is being suggested that retreatment could be limited to a single root or roots clearly demonstrating periapical pathology while leaving the root(s) with no visible or perceived pathology untouched.

08.10.17 8:00 PM ET Digital Dentistry Parag Kachalia, DDS Digital Impressioning: Much More Than Simply Replacing Impression Material

Digital Impressioning: Much More Than Simply Replacing Impression Material

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

This course will demonstrate how intraoral scanning does so much more than simply replace impression material.  Today’s scanning devices are the starting point in our treatment workflow.  They help educate patients, communicate with our laboratory partners, and ultimately allow predictable and efficient dentistry.  This seminar will provide clinical examples demonstrating the power of intraoral scanning.

07.25.17 8:00 PM ET Endodontics Lou Berman, DDS Demystify Diagnosing & Treatment Planning Teeth with Root Resorption

Demystify Diagnosing & Treatment Planning Teeth with Root Resorption

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

Root resorption can be a real enigma when diagnosing and treatment planning. Depending on the location and
severity of the resorption, it can dramatically affect the prognosis of the case. There are several different types
of root resorption, but probably the most complicated resorption to manage is the invasive cervical root
resorption. These cases need to be properly assessed. The lines of communication between the different dental
specialties need to be maintained, since the management often necessitates an inter-disciplinary approach. This
course is designed to take the mystery out of diagnosing and treatment planning teeth with root resorption.

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