Lectures

Creating the Foundation for Oral Health
Course Type

Lecture

Course Length

3 – 4 Hours

Course Description

Enhance the health of your dental patients and the productivity of your practice with the integration of a science-based periodontal department, which has been designed to meet the complex needs of the 21st century in dentistry/dental hygiene. The most successful tried and true clinical processes will be presented for new patients and patients of record, guidelines and criteria will be learned 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 within a private practice setting.

Course Objective

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

  • Maximize all of the benefits by taking an interdisciplinary comprehensive approach when treating all patients in the 21st century.
  • Examine existing and ideal samples of documents and charting systems.
  • Appreciate the significant contributions from new roles like: a periodontal therapist, a treatment coordinator and a hygiene assistant.
  • Create a dynamic energetic TEAM environment with each dental team member maximizing his or her roles and responsibilities.
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

3 – 4 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, participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the intricacies in diagnosing, treatment planning and executing appropriate and necessary periodontal therapies.
  • Appreciate the intricacies in diagnosing, treatment planning and executing appropriate and necessary periodontal therapies.
  • Adopt the new guidelines and recommendations from the AAP 2017 Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases.
  • 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 treatment with periodontology as the core of dental disciplines.
Requirements

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

Finally… A Step-by-Step Implant Protocol

Do You See What I See
Course Type

Lecture

Course Length

3.0 hours

Course Description

How confident are you at analysing 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 the 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

Three complex maintenance style patients of record to be scheduled by clinic; one operatory; one consult room.

Sharpen Your Edge
Course Type

Interactive Hands On Skill Development 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, instrument adaptation, 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:

  • Select effective hand instruments for maintenance and active therapy kits.
  • Adapt instruments from three main categories.
  • ACTIVELY sharpen instruments effectively and efficiently.
  • Appreciate the benefits and techniques of four different probes.
  • Realize the importance of minimal aerosols in the utilization of ultrasonic units.
  • Apply inserts based on design, effectiveness per case selection.
Requirements

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

Analysis of Practice
Course Type

The Working Model Practice Analysis

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 organised 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 the 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).

The ERA of Implants… What you Need to Know
Course Type

Lecture

Course Length

3 – 4 Hours

Course Description

Dentistry/dental hygiene is evolving and as practitioners and dental professionals we must understand the new challenges that lie ahead for our profession. The treatment and management of dental implants is becoming a reality on a daily basis in the field of dentistry/dental hygiene. A concerning prediction and projection exist among scientists and specialists that a tidal wave of implantitis may be imminent. As individual practitioners and as a collective group of dental professionals, we must understand the science, evolution, diagnosis and treatment of dental implants.  The presentation will allow an overview as well as guidelines and case presentations to demonstrate a successful approach to treating dental implants. 

Course Objectives

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

  • Discuss the similarities and differences between natural teeth and dental implants. 
  • Recognize the difference between implantitis and mucositis.
  • Adopt the new guidelines from the 2017 AAP Classification of Peri-Implant Diseases.
  • Implement non-surgical techniques in treating mucositis and implantitis.
  • Apply recommended procedures for implant maintenance and expand the scope of practice to include regular implant exams.
Requirements

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

The Best Kept Secret
Course Type

Lecture

Course Length

3 – 4 Hours

Course Description

This presentation will demonstrate how an opportunity exists to have an office wide practice of treatment coordinators – primary and secondary coordinators.  ALL team members are treatment coordinators, how well are your treatment coordinators performing?  This presentation will test your staff’s ability in delivering comprehensive ‘ideal’ treatment plans.  Dentistry is an interdisciplinary field and is comprised of eight dental disciplines, creating and delivering treatment plans can be complicated.  As a ‘team’ this presentation provides an insight into all eight disciplines, criteria to identify low to high needs patients, analyzing radiographs and interpreting intra-oral photos.  Here’s one for the TEAM! 

Course Objectives

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

  • Discuss and observe the difference between ideal and entry-level treatment planning.
  • Recognize and understand HOW to EVALUATE all 8 dental disciplines to support interdisciplinary dentistry. 
  • Interpret IO photos and radiographs to enable the TEAM to be treatment coordinators.
  • Implement and engage in a checklist working model to decipher radiographs.
  • Apply criteria and communication to create a new standard of care. 
Requirements

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

Rest your Practice and Career
Course Type

Lecture

Course Length

1 – 2 Hours

Course Description

It has become exponentially more challenging for the field of dentistry as a business, as an owner and as an employee.  The markets are saturated with dental offices and employees coast to coast, guaranteed hours for employees are no longer, soaring costs for equipment and technology are overwhelming and the down turn in the economy has directly impacted our field.  A disappointing statistic from CDA Branding Group states that 9% of Canadians trust their dentist and 7% value their dentistry. We need to think differently and practice differently!  Adopt a strategic solution to the issues in our industry.  Reset your vision, direction and leadership to re-brand dentistry.

Course Objectives

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

  • Evolve your practice with 5 awaiting opportunities.
  • Address the public’s concerns about dentistry and how the field can be enhanced.
  • Adopt a successful approach to integration of protocols and technology.
  • Create the new role of office wide treatment coordinators, primary and secondary.
Requirements

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

There is NO Better Time to be a Dental Professional
Course Type

Lecture

Course Length

2 – 3 Hours

Course Description

This presentation will demonstrate the different stages of a career and how existing awaiting opportunities are available to the entire dental team.  How can one further their own career?  Is it possible to have a career in dentistry if you are not the dentist? Determine if one would like a job versus a career and hear a career over 30 years. There is NO better time to be in dentistry because it has changed.  No longer do we provide ‘check ups and cleanings’ … dentistry is interdisciplinary.  The field now must address: integration of technological advancements including 3-D imaging, treating the elderly, managing dental implants, complex treatment plans and the oral-systemic correlation.  Current cases will be analyzed to exhibit 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 have a career in dentistry!

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.

Team Building Educational Day
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. 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.  Here’s one for the TEAM! 

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 RDH team and a formal 7-step DDS 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 ideal complex and entry-level treatment planning.
  • Recognize HOW to EVALUATE with objective data all 8 dental disciplines to support treatment.
  • Reference intra-oral photos and radiographs to enable the TEAM to be treatment coordinators.
  • Identify the critical elements of the start of the shift meeting and execute a meeting as a team.
  • Learn how to troubleshoot prior to the shift beginning by anticipating.
  • Adopt a 12-step exam/hygiene appointment and a 7-step DDS formal update.
  • Active participation will enhance the team’s scripting and delivery of treatment plans. 
Requirements

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

Contact

Nancy Adair, President

+1 403 819 2727


Calgary, Alberta

info@hygieneexcellence.ca

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