Friday, October 24, 2009
Achieve Total Ortho Success™
in A Down Economy
Can you grow your orthodontic practice in a down economy? Absolutely. Dr. Roger Levin will show you how
in this new
breakthrough seminar with vital and unique information you won’t find anywhere else. Your orthodontic practice is the
best investment you ever made and will ever make. In order to reach Total Ortho Success™ you need both surefire
performance systems. In this seminar, Dr. Levin reveals the proven strategies that are critical to
your practice’s future! Ensure constant referrals. Re
energize your team. Master new systems. Recharge your practice
with Dr. Levin’s newest empo
Roger Levin, DDS
Dr. Roger P. Levin is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Levin Group, Inc., the leading dental practice management
firm in the United States. Levin Group provides premier comprehensive consulting solutions that deli
ver lifetime success
to dentists and specialists in the US and around the world. A third generation, Dr. Levin is one of the profession’s most
after speakers, bringing his Practice Power Seminars™
to thousands of dentists, specialists and dental
ofessionals each year. For the past 23 years, Dr. Levin and Levin Group have embraced one single mission
Improve the Lives of Dentists.
The Crisis in Orthodontic Education: A Minority Opinion
For the “Fathers of Orthodontics,” it was an article of faith that orthodontics is a “science,” or, at the very least, a
The importance of science was our central, sustaining myth.
Unfortunately, a century of
s taught us that literally anything and everything work well enough to pay the bills.
In the end, nobody
dies from anchorage loss.
History, it would seem, reveals its alternatives neither to us nor to the patient.
Unfortunately, when everything works,
nothing really matters.
Accordingly, we argue about “evidence based
orthodontics,” apparently because some see it as a potential impediment to the orderly flow of commerce.
orthodontics to be a real science, we would be arguing about the evidence, n
ot the need for evidence.
If we were to
engage in such a dialogue, “teaching” would be an exciting prospect.
To the small pool of smart, slightly eccentric free
spirits who commonly might be expected to enter our academic pipeline, such a dialogue seems
neither to exist nor to
Therein lies the rub.
Not every student is burdened by excessive debt.
Not every student has a family.
every student views the university and the things universities do as evils to be endured to get a union card.
smart enough and sufficiently unencumbered and free
spirited enough to contemplate a career of exciting exploration
We don’t need many.
Given the modest needs of our small educational establishment, why then is
there a crisis?
To me, the answer is simple.
The real work product of the orthodontic academic is not just to churn out
Rather, if we are to be a real part of the university, we are also charged with generating new
That’s the thing prosp
ective academics find fascinating.
If, however, there is no real market for this work
product, all of our smart young residents will go into practice.
After all, there
a market for straight teeth.
In short, we
are in the midst of a crisis of faith.
What, then, is to be done?
I will try to convey a notion of why people go into
“teaching” (it isn’t “bad hands”) and argue that the solution to our problem, lies not so much with organized
orthodontics as it does with the membership as a whole.
“the Field of Dreams,” if the specialty truly values what
academics do, an adequate number will emerge from the student body, more or less like the ghostly ballplayers from
the Iowa cornfield.
Seen in this light, perhaps there is no solution; however, if
there is one, it will, in the end, have to
come from the rank and file.
“If you build it, they will come.”
If you value what an academic does, they will come.
Simple, but definitely not easy.
Lysle Johnston, DDS
Lysle E. Johnston, Jr., is professor em
eritus of dentistry at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and professor
emeritus of orthodontics at Saint Louis University. He graduated from the University of Michigan School Of Dentistry in
1961 and from Michigan’s Horace H. Rackham School of Gradu
ate Studies (orthodontics) in 1964. He studied anatomy
at the Queen’s University of Belfast (1961
2) and received a Ph.D. in anatomy from Case Western Reserve University in
1970. Before becoming chair of orthodontics and pediatric dentistry at the Unive
rsity of Michigan (1991
chaired the orthodontic departments of Case Western Reserve University (1971
6) and Saint Louis University (1976
Currently, he is a part
time teacher at all three of his former departments.
Implementing Current Technology with Orthodontics
Whether your practice sees 25 or 2,500 patients per day, there is simply not enough time in the day to effectively
communicate with all of them if you are relying solely on manual con
tact methods. The most successful practices are
utilizing the perfect mix of technology and human touch. By implementing current technology, you will be able to easily
contact patients with important information quickly and easily
recall patients due for their next
up on missed appointments, deliver birthday greetings, notify patients of overdue payments, market to
callers on hold, accept secure online payments and more! By automating your practice and educating your
you’ll save valuable staff time and be able to devote time to what matters most
While attending this presentation, you’ll learn how to:
Reduce patient no shows
What do you stand to gain by reducing no
of it! How
much are missed appointments costing your practice each day? Each month? Each year? Practices that have
implemented technology in their practice have reduced no
shows by an average of 25%!
Save staff time
Eliminate the many hours staff me
mbers spend confirming patient appointments, answering
questions about service options and taking payments over the phone. Technological advances help streamline
all office operations!
Increase patient satisfaction
Studies have shown that patients appre
ciate and look forward to communication
from their providers. Leading technology creates the opportunity for improved doctor
Holly Arementrout’s career at TeloVox began as a young girl, first working as a courier a
nd then as a receptionist. Holly
received her B.S. in Communications from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where she also minored in
Management. She fulfilled her collegiate internship at the prestigious public relations firm A&R Partners, New Yo
Upon completion of her education, Holly returned to TeleVox to begin her career as a Sales Executive, fulfilling a lifelong
OPENING LUNCHEON WITH KEYNOTE
Victory with Honor
John Naber is one of America’s mos
t successful Olympic champions. He was America’s most highly decorated Olympian
at the 1976 Games in Montreal (the second highest ever, at the time) earning four gold medals in swimming, each in
world record time. Naber became the first swimmer in history
to earn two individual medals on the same day of Olympic
competition, and earned the Sullivan Award as America’s top amateur athlete of 1977. He is enshrined in various Halls of
Fame and is one of America’s top Olympic ambassadors.
From his earliest days
, John Naber has always been interested
in character education and the making of difficult decisions. The Olympians’ oath of sportsmanship and his own personal
moral philosophy allowed him to earn the UNESCO Pierre De Coubertin Fair Play trophy. Following
his athletic career,
Naber has spoken at schools and civic groups extolling the virtues of virtue. Naber’s devotion to character building
allows him to articulate the powerful and sensitive lessons of personal ethical development that are most visible in t
sporting arena. By applying the same training method he used in sports, Naber allows audiences across the globe to
appropriate the top quality decision making skills and let’s him share how to succeed in life without succumbing to the
temptations that f
ace us all. For over a quarter century, Naber has delighted audiences with his stories of ordinary
people accomplishing extraordinary results in the area of life that is most important to them.
Naber developed his own
lecturing style and has produced a k
eynote speech called “Pursuing Victory with Honor,” which teaches audiences how
to appreciate quality character and how to make the ethical standard a part of their everyday decision making process.
Standing ovations attest to his ability to provide his m
essage with humor, personal anecdotes and “Power Paragraphs”
appropriate for each occasion. Naber consistently receives “gold medal reviews” from each of his clients.
you can maybe use this photo in a
highlighted box for this session?)
John Naber knows how to reach the top of the world. He has earned four Olympic gold medals (and a silver), six world
records, 10 individual NCAA titles and ha
s been inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame. As a sports broadcaster,
Naber shares stories of how ordinary people accomplish extraordinary results. You will leave his program with a clear
understanding of how to tap into your inner desires to set go
als, make plans, work hard and overcome all obstacles on
the way to seeing your own dreams come true!
TMJ Disorders: Current & Future Innovations in Diagnostics & Therapeutics
Because their etiologies and pathogene
sis of TMJ diseases are poorly understood, they are difficult to diagnose and
manage. All current approaches to treatments of TMJ diseases are largely palliative. Definitive and rational diagnoses or
treatments can only be achieved through a comprehensive
understanding of the etiologies, predisposing factors, and
pathogenesis of TMJ diseases. While much work remains to be done in this field, novel findings in biomedicine and
developments in imaging and computer technologies are beginning to provide us with
a vision of future innovations in
the diagnostics and therapeutics of TMJ disorders. These advances include the identification and use of local or systemic
biomarkers to diagnose disease or monitor improvements in therapy; the use of imaging technologies f
or earlier and
more sensitive diagnostics; and the use of biomedicine, biomimetics, and imaging to design and manufacture
bioengineered joints. Such advances are likely to help to customize and enhance the quality of care we provide to
patients with TMJ d
, MS, PhD
Dr. Sunil Kapila is the Robert W. Browne Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry
at the University of Michigan. Dr. Kapila obtained his dental education at the University of Na
irobi, Kenya. He completed
his orthodontic education at the University of Oklahoma on a Fulbright
Hayes Scholarship, following which he pursued
Ph.D. in Oral Biology at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Kapila has received several research a
including the AADR Hatton Award, the AAO Milo Hellman Award, and the B.F. Dewel Honorary Research Award from the
AAOF. Dr. Kapila is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Kapila’s NIH
funded research focuses on the
hormonal basis fo
r TMJ degeneration and elucidating the role of specific enzymes in periodontal bone loss. Dr. Kapila
serves on the editorial board or as areviewer of several journals. Dr. Kapila is currently serving as the President of the
Craniofacial Biology Group of t
he IADR. He has published many peer
reviewed papers, chapters and books on
orthodontic biomaterials and mechanics, imaging, TMJ disease and osteoblast biology.
People, Processes and Technology
Together At Last!
Balancing people, processes and technology can be a challenge ! How can an orthodontic team be sufficiently grounded
in technology without diminishing the importance of people? It is a delicate balance, but the three can happily coexist.
Lori will shar
e the 7 strategies important to the successful integration and balance.
presentation, attendees will:
Identify the changes which has created confusion with job responsibilities
Realize the importance of considering
all three areas when planning a technological change
Learn 7 strategies to balance technology, systems and people
Lori Garland Parker, RDAEF, BS, MAOM
Lori Garland Parker is a clinical consultant and co
founder of Consulting
Network, a leading orthodo
management and training organization. She coaches orthodontic practic
es on maximizing the talents of
the clinical team, implements systems to enhance clinical efficiency and productivity, and teaches communication skills
and patient motivation. She
s written articles for numerous publications, leads clinical workshops and lectures
throughout the United States and abroad. She also
has a popular line of customizable procedure manuals to support
successful new employee integration into the practice.
e can be reached at: consultingnetwork.org.
Estradiol Dysfunction in Women with Condylar Resorption
Condylar resorption has been described in the literature for many years.
Many papers have enumerated the possib
causes of condylar resorption but the exact mechanism remains elusive.
Because of the female predilection, it has been
assumed for many years that the cause could be related to hormonal influences.
There remains, however, a paucity of
data to prove an
ything for certain, hence the continuing moniker idiopathic condylar resorption. In an attempt to
clinically evaluate the influence of sexual hormones on condylar resorption, we reviewed the hormonal histories and the
sexual endocrine function of a group
of females who presented to our offices with resorption resulting in significant
radiographic condylar changes and skeletal and dental discrepancies.
The data were reviewed to elucidate any possible
correlation between sexual hormone dysfunction and condy
Michael J. Gunson, DDS, MD
J. Gunson graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles Dental School and continued on to
receive his Medical Degree and Speciality Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from UCL
A. Upon completion of
his training Dr. Gunson was invited to partner with Dr. G. William Arnett at The Center for Corrective Jaw Surgery in
Santa Barbara, California. Since that time, his practice has been solely limited to orthognathic surgery. Dr. Gun
lectured and published research on the surgical correction of sleep apnea, the medical treatment of mandibular
condylar resorption and the quantification of beauty.
Using Micro Implants to Treat Challenging Malocclus
It is well known that microimplants can be used to provide stationary anchorage during orthodontic treatment such as
Maxillary protrusion cases and Class II extraction cases. Because microimplants serve as extra
, it is expected to result in minimal side effects in other part of dentition. Therefore, it is now possible for a
clinician to propose a less compromised treatment plan in mechanically challenging malocclusions. They provide
especially useful anchorage i
n the treatment of more challenging malocclusions that either requires a surgery or
multiple prosthetic restorations if microimplants were not available. This presentation will share the speaker’s
experience of microimplant anchorage in the treatment of c
Heon Jao Cho, DDS, MSD, PhD
Dr. Heon Jae Cho received his DDS (1983) and PhD (1995) degrees from Seoul National University and his MSD (1989)
degree from UOP, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. He started his part
te practice since 1989. He
became an ABO diplomate in 1995. After 15 years of private practice and part
time teaching, he moved back to the Bay
Area to teach at his alma mater, the Dugoni Dental School. He is currently an associate professor and the pro
director at the orthodontic department. His areas of interest are surgical orthodontics, orthodontics with microimplant
anchorage, and utilization of 3D images in clinical orthodontics. Recently, he developed a new 3D cephalometric
This presentation will examine the preparations
and management of multi
between the orthodontic office, the general dental office,
and any specialists involved. With communication between
all professionals, patient outcome, correct timing, and results will be enhanced.
Carol will share with you current
technologies that aid in communicating treatment goals to all parties involved whi
le improving your work relationship
with current and potential new referral sources.
Outline preparations/plans for multi
Coordinate efforts and appointments on the patient’s behalf
Stay focused on trea
tment plan and treatment results
Provide clear communication between all offices involved improving patient satisfaction and patient
Utilize a check
list format for coordinating timings & procedures
Deliver excellent customer service to your
patients & peers
Improve external marketing with other professionals by exceeding the expectations of general
practitioners and other specialists when working with mutual patients
involved with the dental/orthodontic comm
unity for over 35 years in her varied roles as practice
management consultant, treatment coordinator, and as a registered dental assistant with hands
on experience in
general dentistry and orthodontics. As an accomplished speaker, she has lectured at regi
onal, national, and
international programs since 1992. Best known for her expertise in training new patient coordinators and streamlining
the new patient process, she also focuses on enhanced communications, internal/external marketing, team building,
presenting your practice message in a professional and fun format.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
DOCTOR/STAFF JOINT SESSION
Focus on Profitabi
lity for the Efficient Practice
What is happening in Orthodontics? This course will
present current economic conditions and trends within
orthodontics, good and bad. Overhead will be discussed in conjunction with staff expenses and operating ratios.
Marketing with new methods, is playing
a bigger role in driving orthodontic busyness.
rends and opportunities will be
examined that you can apply to your practice tomorrow. Objectives:
Participants will gain insight into running a practice like a business
Participants will be challenged to new thinking to survive in a challenging economy
articipants will understand the cost of doing business
Charles Blair, DDS
Dr. Charles Blair is dentistry’s leading authority on practice profitability, fee analysis insurance coding strategies and
overhead control. He has individually consulted with tho
usands of practices, helping them identifying and implement
new strategies for greater productivity and profitability. He holds degrees in Accounting, Business Administration
Mathematics and Dental Surgery. Dr. Blair is Contributing Editor for Dental Eco
nomics magazine. He is located in Mount
Holly, North Carolina.
The Skeletal, Dental and Soft Tissue Parameters of Class II and Class III Treatment
This presentation will discuss the skeletal, dental and soft tis
sue parameters that are needed to diagnosis and treatment
plan Class II and Class III cases. Each Class discussion will be followed by a review of the mechanics utilized for the
treatment of these cases.
Dr. Richard McLaugh
lin completed his orthodontic training at the University of Southern California in 1976. Since then
he has been in the full time practice of orthodontics in San Diego, California. He has lectured extensively in the United
States as well as internationall
y. He is a member of the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, the American Association
of Orthodontists, a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and the Southern California Component Director
of the Edward H. Angle Society. In addition, Dr.
McLaughlin is a clinical professor at the University of Southern
California, Department of Orthodontics in Los Angeles, California, and an associate professor at St. Louis University,
Department of Orthodontics.
dvancement and Marketing
Patient Communication and Practice Marketing are two of the most important components of a successful orthodontic
practice. Yet both can seem like daunting concepts to the team members who are tasked with managing p
practice communication on a daily basis. At some point, every practice has questioned its ability to make patient
communication a priority, whether due to lack of staff money or time. For thousands
of practices, technology has
proven to be the per
fect solution for improving communication by implementing a fully
optimized, professional practice
website with online patient interactivity. Attending
doctors and staff will learn how an innovative, specialized practice
Generate additional revenue
Provide additional practice marketing through custom newsletters and email messages
Eliminate redundant and time
consuming tasks for staff
Increased patient satisfaction and improve the
overall quality of care
Provide convenient self service to patients
Add new, high quality referrals to the practice
Guidelines For Building Facial Harmony and Stability
AJO editor David Turpin a
sks, “Are we ready to begin writing guidelines?”
After 100 years as a specialty, is it not time for
us to step up to the plate and establish guidelines for orthodontic treatment? Although there are exceptions to the
rules, we do know what works and what d
This presentation will discuss the “goals” used to produce esthetic,
functional and stable treatment by many orthodontists worldwide.
Included with each goal will be the:
exceptions to that goal.
Please evaluate and a
gree or disagree!
Wick Alexander, DDS, MSD
In addition to private practice in Arlington, Texas, Dr. Wick Alexander is a clinical professor of orthodontics at Baylor
College of Dentistry in Dallas, the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston and New
York University in New York
City. He developed a unique orthodontic bracket system and treatment technique, The Alexander Discipline, and
teaches his discipline throughout the world. Wick’s latest book “20 Principles of the Alexander Discipline” has rece
excellent reviews in several professional journals. He has also published many research and clinical papers.
CLINICAL STAFF SESSION
Clinical Applications of New Technology
How do we implement the new technology into our
This course will help the clinical team understand
the new technology, how to determine which is the best fit for your practice
as well as how to apply it to their individual
Tips and tricks to make the transition smooth will be di
New products on the market will be introduced
that will help your team develop "clinical excellence".
Andrea Cook’s in
office, hands on training motivates and energizes orthodontic clinical teams. She bases training
systems on prac
tical knowledge gained through 20 years chairside experience in Dr. David Turpin’s office. She works as
a clinical consultant and trainer for premier orthodontic offices across the country.Since effectively training clinical team
members is a critical por
tion to the advancement of clinical productivity and pro fitability Andrea works with teams to
increase efficiency, improve communication and guide the office to a new level of excellence.
Her years of experience
include working in single, double, and mul
ti doctor practices. She has extensive experience as clinical coordinator for a
multi doctor practice seeing over 120 patients per day. Andrea’s experience allows her to understand and address the
concerns of the clinical team.
Launch Your Schedule Into New Technology
Are you still using yesterday’s schedule for today’s technology? Does your clinical team cringe when a patient is
scheduled for TADS or laser treatment, knowing that you will run
behind schedule? Debbie Best will walk you through
the critical steps needed to allow you to see your patients on time while staying ahead of the cutting edge in
orthodontics. She will help you develop the pre
flight check list necessary to launch your sc
hedule into the new
technology of tomorrow.
Debbie Best, BS, MBA
Debbie Best, a practice management consultant and co
founder of Consulting Network has over 35 years of experience
in the dental and orthodontic field. Debbie facilitates workshops and lect
ures throughout the United States and abroad
and has authored a line of customizable manuals for administrative systems and marketing. As a part of her consulting
program, Debbie evaluates practices to develop a strategic plan to enhance patient care and
increase productivity. She
designs customized schedules to fit each practice's needs and focuses on the role of the front desk team, financial
embezzlement protocol and practice building.
Self Ligation Brack
Fad or Future?
, only 20% of the orthodontists use a self ligation bracket system (SLB). Will self ligation brackets supplant twin
brackets as the bracket of choice in the future? Dr. Righellis will show with literature refer
ences and cohort studies that
SLB may be here to stay! He will share the results of 100 consecutively started cases with SLB and compare the results
with previous cohort samples with twin brackets. Individual cases will be highlighted that demonstrate ob
usually seen in traditional twin treatment results.
Straty Righellis, DDS
Straty Righellis, a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, is an Associate Clinical Professor at both the
University of the Pacific and University of Calif
ornia at San Francisco, Schools of Dentistry. Dr. Righellis is on the Editorial
Review Board for the American Journal of Orthodontics, past president of the Edward H. Angle Society and maintains a
private practice in Oakland, California. He graduated fro
Dental School and received his orthodontic specialty
certification from University at California at San Francisco.
The Assistant’s Role in Soft Tissue Laser Procedures
Many orthodontists are realizing the b
enefits of providing soft tissue laser procedures in their offices. As an assistant
you can play a significant role in this procedure by preparing the patient, as well as performing important tasks before,
during, and immediately after the procedure. Thi
s presentation will help you to become a valuable asset to your doctor
by performing many of the steps of the procedure that can be delegated to you so that the doctor can concentrate on
the procedure itself and then continue seeing other patients.
Learn the indications and limitations for performing laser procedures in an orthodontic practice.
Learn how to communicate to patients what to expect prior to the procedure as well as home care instructions.
Learn the tasks you should be able to perf
orm to help your doctor perform soft tissue laser procedures during a
normal practice day.
Doug Depew, DMD, MS, PC
Dr. Doug Depew maintains a thriving orthodontic practice serving NW Cobb County, Georgia and surrounding areas
). The practice prides itself on providing personable, high quality treatment with a high
touch. He is the founder and academic director of the AAO endorsed Academy of Orthodontic Assisting which provides
f training via the internet and hands
on experience through AOA Clinical Efficiency Retreats
). Dr. Depew lectures
worldwide to orthodontic audiences and is regarded as an expert in the f
ield of training orthodontic staff. During his
limited spare time he enjoys raising and training quarter horses, golf, travel, and camping.
The Assistant’s Role in Mini
Implants in the Orthodontic Practice
plant Anchors or TAD’s are rapidly becoming part of many orthodontic practices. They have helped to make
treatment of difficult cases more efficient and predictable. Since placement of mini
implants is a surgical procedure,
heightened awareness and knowle
dge of sterile procedures is imperative. And since many orthodontists are placing
implants, it is essential that orthodontic assistants know how to help the doctor in placement of the mini
while maintaining a surgical field. This presentatio
n will show steps that must be taken beyond how we normally handle
infection control in an orthodontic setting.
Learn the theory and mechanics behind mini
Discover how you can help streamline the procedure so it can be done during a
normal day in a busy
Learn how to maintain a sterile surgical field.
Learn how to communicate to patients what to expect prior to the procedure as well as post
Doug Depew, DMS, MS, PC
Sunday, October 25, 20
Enhancement Your Internet for 2009 and Beyond
“To infinity and beyond”.
Your website can be more than just an electronic brochure.
In fact, in today’s day and age, it
needs to become much more than that.
In this presentation you will learn what you can do now to make sure your
Internet Presence helps you manage and build your practice.
With the newest online practice enhancement software
being developed, our world is about to change in ways we could hav
e only imagined a few short years ago.”
Claude Boutin, DDS, D.Ortho, FRCD (c)
Dr. Boutin completed his dental training at the University of Alberta in 1986 and received his orthodontic training at the
University of Toronto.
He began private practice as
an Orthodontist in 1991.
He has been practicing in Calgary, Alberta,
Canada for 18 years now, and has always had a special interest in computer technology especially as it relates to
educating and communicating with patients and their parents.
n to working in a busy practice shared with Dr.
Lorne Kamelchuk and Dr. John Huynh Dr. Boutin endeavors to help his wife raise their four children.
Dr. Boutin has
written for the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics and has presented at the Annual Session of
the American Association of
Orthodontists on the subject of developing practice websites to capitalize on the capabilities of the Internet.
Multidisciplinary Treatment at UCSF
Interdisciplinary treatment has be
come more sophisticated, and patients are highly informed about the possibilities.
These factors have brought many complex cases to orthodontic practices.
Diagnosis and treatment planning becomes
even more important, and must be based on a sound knowledg
e of treatment possibilities and limitations.
will present some cases from the clinic at the University of California that will illustrate principles of interdisciplinary
Gerald Nelson, DDS
Dr. Jerry Nelson is Vice Chair at the U
CSF Orthodontic Division in the Department of Orofacial Sciences.
include supervising treatment by residents,
the weekly Orthognathic Conference, and the Treatment
shares the Clinic Director position with
Dr. Earl Johnson, his previous private practice partner and
classmate from the 1965 class of UCSF Orthodontics, Curriculum II. He is your PCSO Bulletin Editor and a PCSO Delegate
to the AAO House of Delegates.
CLINICAL STAFF SESSION
derstanding MRSA and other Infectious Disease Risk in Orthodontic Treatment
Our world has become a global Petri dish. Your knowledge of infectious diseases and disease transmission can protect
orthodontic patients, you and your family. Emerging
antibiotic resistant diseases such as MRSA can potentially be
transmitted during orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic patients bring a multitude of infectious microorganism to your
practice from their school, athletics and recreational activities. You wil
l see in this seminar where the “Invisible
Microorganisms” can hide in the records room, lab, treatment coordinator’s office, sterilization area, clinical treatment
chairs and even the front desk! Learn in this seminar which diseases can be transmitted du
ring orthodontic treatment
and what is the “risk” for transmission for different types of exposure. Attendees will receive an Infection Prevention
Checklist for the orthodontic team.
, RDH, BS
is an inter
national speaker, author and consultant on instrument sterilization design, infection
control and safety. Jackie’s experience in the dental profession, business, public speaking and research contribute to
her energetic seminars based on scientific inform
ation applied to clinical effectiveness and efficiency.
She received her
Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Georgia and, as an undergraduate, served as a
Research Assistant in Medical Mycology. Jackie is a Dental Hygiene g
raduate of Clayton State College.
speaking credentials include the International Orthodontic Congress in Paris and the 3
International Congress of Dental
Technology in Yokohama, Japan. She has been a featured speaker at the American Asso
ciation of Orthodontists, the
American Association of Edodontists, the American Dental Association, Wired for Success, and the Gorman Institute in
addition to state and regional orthodontic meetings.
Jackie is a member of the Organization for Safety & As
Procedures, OSAP, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, APIC, the National Speakers
Association, and she is OSHA certified to deliver safety training courses.
ting the New Patient to Your Practice
From the initial phone call to the start
up appointment or pre
treatment recall, Carol will walk you through the steps
that support the new patient in to your practice. The job description and responsibi
lities of the treatment coordinator,
financial coordinator, scheduling team and all team members involved with this process will be discussed. Verbal skills
that build trust, educate patients and parents as well as promote dentistry will be highly emphasi
information about enhancing the initial phone call, welcome packet, initial consultation, treatment presentation, and
up will be presented.
Identify What You Sell & Market It
Promote Your Specific Practic
Ask For Referrals From Day 1
Establish Patient/Parent Relationships
Streamline Your New Patient Process
Missing Second Premolars
: Can Early Treatment Make A Difference?
Children with missing
second premolars can be treated with retaining the primary molar, extraction and planned space
closure for future prosthetic replacement or transplantation. Which of these options should be chosen: when and how
should treatment be performed? What are th
e differences in costs, dental health implications and quality of
orthodontic result? What can the orthodontist do to ensure that the child obtains the best outcome long term? These
questions will be answered using case histories, su
pported by literature based evidence.
David Kennedy, BDS, MSD, FRCD(c)
Dr. David Kennedy is Board Certified in both Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics and is the first Canadian to hold
Fellowship in the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in more than
one specialty. He lectures internationally on aspects
of Early Orthodontic Treatment and has published over 40 articles. He is Past
President of the Royal College of Canada
and practices full time in Vancouver, BC, Canada.