Lectures/Workshops

Lectures
Creating the Foundation
Course Type

Lecture

Course Length

4.0 hours

Course Description

Enhance the health of your patients and the productivity of your practice with the integration of a science-based implant management and periodontal department. The complex change in the dental landscape has created a necessity to re-design fundamental systems and processes to address Periodontics. The most successful tried and true clinical processes will be presented for new patients and patients of record, along with guidelines and criteria will be learnt as well as the necessary equipment and antimicrobial agents of choice. This course will focus on the multiple benefits of implementing an interdisciplinary business approach, with periodontics being the core, within a private practice setting.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Embrace the need and opportunity to elevate the discipline Periodontics in dentistry.
  • Learn fundamental systems and processes that are necessary for a periodontal department.
  • Adopt new roles and responsibilities for the dental team.
  • Integrate new standards from the American Academy of Periodontology and guidelines for periodontal therapy.
  • Understand that dentistry is a complex dynamic interdisciplinary clinical field that is intertwined with service and private business.
Requirements

This is a PowerPoint multimedia presentation. Requirements include LCD Projector, wireless LAV microphone, screen.

Get OFF the 3 Month Merry-Go-Round
Course Type

Lecture

Course Length

4.0 hours

Course Description

How long do patients remain on a three-month merry-go-round before they receive alternate dental treatment? The oral-systemic correlation has created the need for a new standard of care, conservatively and surgically, in the field of Periodontics. Identify the criteria for surgical treatment of commonly encountered periodontal conditions. Learn guidelines and documentation skills to ensure a stable periodontium exists. The lecture will make apparent, the enormous benefits of interdisciplinary treatment with Periodontics at the core of the dental disciplines. Here’s one for the TEAM!

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand common terminology and concepts in the field of Periodontics.
  • Appreciate the intricacies in diagnosing, treatment planning and executing necessary periodontal procedures.
  • Identify the criteria for surgical treatment of commonly encountered periodontal conditions.
  • Learn guidelines and documentation skills to ensure all patients have a stable periodontium.
  • Realize the enormous benefits of interdisciplinary exams with periodontics as the core of dental disciplines.
Requirements

This is a PowerPoint multimedia presentation. Requirements include: LCD Projector, wireless LAV microphone, screen.

Do You See What I See?
Course Type

Lecture

Course Length

4.0 hours

Course Description

How confident are you at analyzing radiographs and are you assessing 14 different areas? Do you know how to enhance the quality of image with digital technology or how to convey the importance of the quantity of images to a patient? This step-by-step interactive presentation will test your skills and abilities in the number of radiographs, interpretation of radiographs, the relevance of a diagnostic images and the necessity of quality and quantity of images for accurate treatment planning. Taking radiographs is ONLY part of the equation, studying them is another. As a team enhance your knowledge and expectations of radiographs and how treatment plans are based on science!

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Create a personalized matrix for frequency and quantity of radiographs.
  • Analyze radiographs in 14 different areas quickly and effectively through interactive exercises.
  • Incorporate scripting prior to taking radiographs from a science-based perspective.
  • Deliver treatment plans with objective data in all 8 disciplines.
  • Adopt systems and processes to expedite delivery of treatment plans.
Requirements

This is a PowerPoint multimedia presentation. Requirements include: LCD Projector, wireless LAV microphone, screen.

Finally… a Step-by-Step Implant Protocol
Course Type

Lecture

Course Length

4.0 hours

Course Description

Reduce confusion, ambiguity, and stress by this step-by-step approach in a management system for dental implants. Information will be shared from the Calgary Peri-Implantitis Symposium for greater clarity on how the team needs to evolve in the field of implants. Have your clinicians integrated a recall and maintenance protocol for dental implants? What data is required to diagnose and what steps are taken to maintain implants? What is the role of each dental team member in supporting our patients with implants? Avila states, “When placed in an ideal position with adequate prosthesis design and proper maintenance, implants can achieve a success rate of 97% to 99% with an outstanding long-term functional performance.” (doi: 10.1902/jop.2009.080454)

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the unique traits of dental implants.
  • Adopt the recommended diagnosis processes which includes the IMI system for implant mucosal inflammation.
  • Incorporate defined treatment protocols in a step-by-step format for healthy, mucositis and implantitis.
  • Expand the roles and responsibilities in the recall system, scheduling, scripting, exam process and oral hygiene instruction.
  • Appreciate the how and when to collaborate with specialists to improve long term success for dental implants.
Requirements

This is a PowerPoint multimedia presentation. Requirements include LCD Projector, wireless LAV microphone, screen.

The Working Model… Simply Put What Works
Course Type

Lecture

Course Length

4.0 hours

Course Description

Have you ever wondered how to put all the pieces of the puzzle together? How do we execute dental procedures under the pressure of working with a team, providing service to demanding clients and operate a successful private business? We have found pieces of the puzzle in The Working Model. This presentation will demonstrate through interactive activities how to execute a powerful meaningful start of shift meeting, dissecting imperative aspects of a patient’s file, uncover treatment plans by studying the past data, adopt the 12-step exam/hygiene appointment model, incorporate preliminary exams by the hygiene team and a formal 7-step doctor update as well as enhance scripting and communicating as a team to uphold a new standard of care to the patients. Integrate change strategically and systematically!

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the opportunities that exist in profession of dentistry.
  • Prepare each area of the clinic according to philosophy and guiding principles.
  • Create a cohesive team with a unified vision.
  • Analyze the current environment, systems, clinical processes, protocols, guidelines and next steps for patient care.
  • Actively role ply in the different departments.
  • Realize the challenges of being in a private versus public sector of healthcare and the necessity of being financially viable.
Requirements

This is a PowerPoint multimedia presentation. Requirements include: Projector, Screen.

Reset Your Practice and Career
Course Type

Lecture

Course Length

2.0 – 3.0 hours

Course Description

This presentation will demonstrate the different stages of a career and how to avoid remaining entry level. Understand the difference between a a job versus a career and hear how a career evolved over 35 years. The landscape of dentistry has changed, and 5 pivotal existing awaiting opportunities exist for the practice and the dental team. How can one further their own career in dentistry, what is possible? This is an inspiring thought-provoking presentation to reignite the passion and drive for dental excellence. Learn the 5 awaiting opportunities for practices and careers. Current cases will be analyzed to demonstrate how technology and data collection has enabled the field to be more of an exact science than ever before. There is no better time to be in dentistry than now is our tag line and we mean it!

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss and observe the different stages in a career.
  • Differentiate between a job and a career and review how to progress knowledge and skills in the field of dentistry.
  • Recognize and understand how changes in technology, dental disciplines and oral inflammation have changed the field of dentistry.
  • Review current complex cases and appreciate interdisciplinary dentistry.
  • Motivate and inspire the team on all that dentistry can be in the 21st century.
Requirements

This is a PowerPoint multimedia presentation. Requirements include: LCD Projector, wireless LAV microphone, screen.

Full Day Team Building Event – Best Kept Secrets in Dentistry and The Working Model
Course Type

Team Building Workshop

Course Length

8.0 hours

Course Description

Morning presentation – This presentation will demonstrate how opportunities exist in dentistry today, but practices need to think different and practice different. All team members need to incorporate change in their systems, processes, protocols, scripting, knowledge, and skills to address the changing landscape of dentistry. Dentistry is an interdisciplinary field and is comprised of eight dental disciplines, creating, and delivering treatment plans can be complicated. Should Periodontics be the core of your treatment plans? Each member is a treatment coordinator, who is your primary treatment coordinator? This presentation will test your staff’s ability in delivering comprehensive ideal treatment plans.

Afternoon presentation – The Working Model afternoon presentation will demonstrate through interactive activities how to execute a powerful meaningful start of shift meeting, dissecting imperative aspects of a patient’s file, uncover treatment plans by studying the past data, adopt the 12-step exam/hygiene appointment model, incorporate preliminary exams by the hygiene team and a formal 7-step doctor update as well as enhance scripting and communicating as a team to uphold a new standard of care to the patients. Integrate change strategically and systematically!

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Appreciate the difference between an ideal and entry-level treatment plan.
  • Recognize how to evaluate with objective data all 8 dental disciplines to support a treatment plan.
  • Reference intra-oral photos and radiographs as a team to enable to be treatment coordinators.
  • Identify the critical elements of a start of the shift meeting and execute a meeting as a team.
  • Learn how to trouble shoot prior to the shift beginning by anticipating minefields.
  • Adopt a controlled 12-step exam/hygiene appointment as well as a 7-step doctor update.
  • Actively participate as a team with scripting and delivery of treatment plans.
Requirements

This is a PowerPoint multimedia presentation. Requirements include: Projector, Screen.

Hands-on Workshops (or alternatively presentation only)
Sharpen Your Edge Workshop
Course Type

Hands-on workshop

Course Length

3.0 hours

Course Description

Learn tricks of the trade with our Working Model approach, simply put what works! Refine these elements in your appointment, that is, instrument selection, sharpening techniques, selection of probes and ultrasonic unit selection with insert variation. Dental appointments are getting more compressed for time with increased stress. How do clinicians manage appointments and get the necessities completed in a timely fashion? Adopt a structured 12-step process for a hygiene appointment while striving for excellence! Acquire some pearls of wisdom, during this active hands-on workshop whereby instrument selection and creation of different kits will be established; sharpening techniques will be executed, and guidance provided; four different probes, probing techniques and data collection will be reviewed; selecting and adapting different ultrasonic units and inserts will expand your repertoire.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Create two different instrument kits, maintenance versus active therapy.
  • Analyze instruments that you have sharpened against ideal working ends.
  • Incorporate 3 different sharpening techniques for accuracy, reducing instrument damage and retaining ideal sharp blades.
  • Sharpen 3 categories of your instruments – sickles, universal curettes, gracey curettes.
  • Review the diagnostic tools necessary to diagnose patients accurately.
Requirements

This is a PowerPoint multimedia presentation. Requirements include: LCD Projector, wireless LAV microphone, screen.

Reach New Depths in Implant/Periodontal Therapy Workshop
Course Type

Hands-on workshop

Course Length

8.0 hours complete workshop; if lecture only 6 hours.

Course Description

Morning presentation

Lectures – setting the stage for new opportunities; ultrasonics are a must for periodontal therapy; blending ultrasonics with hand instrumentation; case studies for healthy and supportive periodontal therapy (SPT) cases demonstrated with periodontal protocols; sequencing for scaling/root planing; possible outcomes with conservative periodontal therapy; elements of a 12- step approach to an appointment; templating.

Skills – fine tuning diagnostic skills (probes and explorer); utilizing a variety of ultrasonic inserts and critical scalers/curettes; identify and adapt instruments and ultrasonic inserts for healthy and SPT patients; execute hands-on skills using alternating patterning (ultrasonic and hand instrumentation) with real lifetime for healthy and SPT case.

Afternoon presentation

Lectures – instrumentation is the foundation of periodontal therapy; creating a Working Model summary with estimated times and charges for the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) guidelines; adopting an additive tree approach to treating implants; reviewing cases and time required for treatment of periodontal and implant cases; case studies for implant and moderate periodontal cases are demonstrated with periodontal protocols; sequencing for scaling/root planing; outcomes from complex cases; a 7 step doctor update; matrix, guidelines and protocols; direct and indirect productivity by a periodontal and implant department.

Skills –fine tune skills and more inserts for a magnetostrictive unit; common instruments that are part of a comprehensive periodontal tray set up; additional ultrasonics inserts; an expanded set of hand instruments; implant instruments are incorporated; execute hands-on skills using alternating patterning (ultrasonic and hand instrumentation) with real lifetime for implant and moderate periodontal case that has pocketing, simulated tenacious subgingival calculus and simulated tissues.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Leverage the therapeutic services provided by an implant management and periodontal department.
  • Integrate science-based protocols that include the classification of periodontal and implant diseases as well as guidelines from the Calgary Implantitis Symposium.
  • Actively participate in actual hands-on exercises for four different unique cases.
  • Learn the alternating pattern technique when instrumenting.
  • Incorporate The Working Model approach with structured reproducible processes and guidelines for a science-based style in a healthy, SPT, implant and moderate periodontal case.
Requirements

This is a PowerPoint multimedia presentation as well as a Working Station workshop. Requirements include the following: projector, screen, power scaler equipment, additional power sources and extension cords, 13 individual tables for each working station. *Additional time is required to reserve equipment and facility for this engaging hands-on workshop.

Modules (personalize with one session or all 10)
Periodontal Therapist Module (PTM™) – Complete Module 12 Hours Lectures and 40 Hours Patient Care
Practice Analysis
Analysis of Dental Practice, Full Day
Course Type

Office Evaluation

Course Length

8.0 hours (4 hours of direct observation, 2 hours of data collection and a 2-hour meeting)

Course Description

Is it time to hit the reset button on your practice? The changing landscape in dentistry with complex cases, the era of implant management, integration of technology, dental medicine and the paperless world requires different systems and processes. How is your practice measuring up to change? This analysis is unique, as it is not generating a report versus providing feedback on the true operations of a clinical day in your practice. Direct observation and data collection will be compiled in a succinct organized manner so that a clear unbiased summary will demonstrate areas of opportunity. For your convenience, the summary is provided to the office manager/owner the same day of the analysis.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this analysis, the office manager/owner will be able to:

  • Understand how dissecting charts prior to the morning meeting will uncover treatment plans and capitalize on each shift.
  • Realize how a preliminary exam executed by the hygienist will set the stage for a successful comprehensive exam by the doctor.
  • Appreciate why a structured 12-step exam/hygiene appointment and 7-step doctor update are imperative.
  • Ensure patient’s dismissal and template clearly addresses their next step.
  • Measure INDIRECT productivity and initiative from each clinician daily.
Requirements

Clinic facility and designated time for meeting with office manager/owner(s).

Contact

Nancy Adair, President

+1 403 819 2727


Kelowna, BC

info@hygieneexcellence.ca

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