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
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.

07.11.17 8:00 PM ET Practice Efficiency Wayne Silverman, DDS Generate More Revenue Through Coding Part 3

Generate More Revenue Through Coding Part 3

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

Part 3: CDT Coding for Implants, Oral Surgery and Miscellaneous Services

Correct coding of implant services is critical to prevent revenue loss. When to code for surgical extractions, root removal and the proper record keeping and supporting documentation. Reporting habit appliances and the letters you never use.

06.20.17 8:00 PM ET Practice Efficiency Wayne Silverman, DDS Generate More Revenue Through Coding Part 2

Generate More Revenue Through Coding Part 2

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

Part 2: CDT Coding for Crowns, Build-ups, Endodontics and Periodontics

The correct supporting documentation for crowns, build-ups, root canal therapy and scaling and root planning submitted with claims speeds up reimbursement. How to deal with Delta Dental and Met Life for crown build-ups. Scaling and root planning and the new code, D4346, get paid!

05.23.17 8:00 PM ET Practice Efficiency Christopher Phelps, DMD Why You Need A Membership Savings Plan For Your Practice

Why You Need A Membership Savings Plan For Your Practice

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
Time: 8:00 PM ET
As DSO’s and other corporate dental groups continue have continued their growth in our profession, many of us have felt the consequences start to sink in.  Every year, these groups leverage their numbers and size to get rewarded with higher and higher dental insurance reimbursement rates while the solo practitioner has seen their rates decline at an alarming rate.  Today you may have to place 10 crowns on an insurance patient to equal what you’d be paid for placing 7 crowns on an uninsured patient.  Tomorrow, you may have to do 15 crowns to get paid for those same 7.  Ultimately, staying in the insurance game is a race to the bottom. So what are you to do?  How are you going to compete and thrive in tomorrows dental economy?  You need to change your practice model and attract a different type of patient.  One who values their oral health.  One who is interested in the care you can provide and is willing to pay the fee you deserve to do those procedures.  Why aren’t you seeing these patients now?  Where are they and what’s the one thing we can do to attract this amazing fee for service patient?  Create your own Membership Savings Plan.  In this webinar we’ll discuss the answer to all of these questions and more that could very well change the course of your practice.  Setting the stage for a future and job security you didn’t think possible.
Behavioral Objectives:
-Discover why over 108 Million Americans have not been to a Dentist in the last year.
-Learn what mindset barriers are keeping them from coming into see you now.
-Understand why a Membership Savings Plan is the answer you’ve been looking for to get you out of the PPO rat race.
-Learn how best to promote and sell your Savings Plan to attract the fee for service patient your practice needs to succeed today and survive tomorrow’s tough dental economy.
05.03.17 8:00 PM ET Practice Efficiency Jeff Gray, DDS Become More Confident in Recognizing, Presenting and Treating Bigger Cases

Become More Confident in Recognizing, Presenting and Treating Bigger Cases

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 second 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.

04.25.17 8:00 PM ET Practice Efficiency Wayne Silverman, DDS Generate More Revenue Through Coding Part 1

Generate More Revenue Through Coding Part 1

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

Part 1: CDT Coding for Preventive, Diagnostic and Restorative (Direct Restorations)

Participating or non-participating practices with PPOs, gain a better understanding of insurance company frequency limitations for preventive and diagnostic services. Stay off of the insurance company radar screen for direct restorations. Code accurately to maximize practice and patient reimbursement.

04.19.17 8:00 PM ET Endodontics Diwakar Kinra, DDS Obturation: How many ways can you fill a tooth?

Obturation: How many ways can you fill a tooth?

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

Proficient cleaning and shaping of root canals needs to be backed up with state of the art obturation.  As time has evolved, so has our methods of obturation. This webinar will review these techniques and concentrate on the latest technologies available in cutting edge dentistry.

Learning objectives:
-Be able to determine different techniques of obturation
-Define the role of sealers in obturation
-Define when different situations require a specific type of obturation

04.06.17 8:00 PM ET Implant Dentistry Amy Creech-Gionis, DMD Socket Preservation Bone Grafting for the General Dentist: You Can Do It!

Socket Preservation Bone Grafting for the General Dentist: You Can Do It!

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

Dental implants are one of the fastest growing treatment modalities in general dentistry. Whether you are placing implants or treatment planning them with a team approach/specialist, or even if you are planning to place a fixed bridge after an extraction, there are distinct advantages to preserving the patient’s alveolar ridge at the time of tooth removal. By making socket preservation bone grafting part of your daily routine, you can add a new revenue source to your bottom line while providing a valuable service to your patients.

This course will focus on the following objectives:

-Review of physiology of bone healing after an extraction

-Types of grafting materials available, including bone and membranes

-Advantages of preserving ridge dimensions at the time of extraction

-Simple techniques for socket grafting

-Dental coding and terminology that your staff can easily incorporate into practice

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