Sessions, Agenda and Speakers

Course Schedule

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA

7:30 a.m.Registration
8:00 a.m.Seminar Begins
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.Break
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.Lunch
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.Break
4:00 p.m.Seminar Ends
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.Meet & Greet (Trade Show Hall)

 

Friday, January 31, 2020

John C. Kois, D.M.D., M.S.D.

7:30 a.m.Registration
8:00 a.m.Seminar Begins
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.Break
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.Lunch
2:00 – 2:30 p.m.Break
4:00 p.m.Seminar Ends

 

Session Thursday, January 30

Thursday, January 30
8:00 am – 4:00 pm / Session F1
Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA

Shannon Pace Brinker is a national and international speaker and published author. She has been a full-time practicing dental assistant for more than 30 years and has taught over 70K dental team members and over 200 classes a year.

Working With You is Killing Me

Nothing is more integral to a successful dental practice than the dental team. In this team development course, participants will laugh, cry,and learn as three passionate team members discuss past experiences to collectively grow and unite for dental practice prosperity and greater professional satisfaction.

Learning Objectives

After attending this course, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss how to inspire team excellence
  • Describe how to understand behavior and different communication styles
  • Explain how to promote team meeting participation to re-ignite professional passion

Increasing Case Acceptance from Whitening to Esthetics

As clinical procedures in esthetic dentistry continue to expand and improve, the dental team’s role continues to evolve as well. As we connect with patients and understand their desires, it allows them to become more open and honest about their expectations. Increasing case acceptance is easy when the dental team knows what to ask and say. This course takes the team through a sequence of communication steps that can ultimately lead to cosmetic treatment requests.

Learning Objectives

After attending this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe how to properly schedule new patients and orchestrate the appointment to gather esthetic, occlusal, biologic, and clinical information
  • Discuss the proper questions to ask to connect with the wants and needs of the dental patient
  • Explain how to get patients more excited about their own dental health and esthetics and introduce treatment options
  • Explain a technique for creating a Trial Smile to help patients visualize the impact of restorative treatment

Session Friday, January 31

Friday, January 31
8:00 am – 4:00 pm / Session F2
John C. Kois, D.M.D., M.S.D.

Dr. John Kois lectures nationally and internationally, is a reviewer for many journals and is the co-Editor in Chief for The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry. He is the director of the Kois Center, a didactic and clinical teaching program.

Does Your Dataset Match Your Mindset – Understanding Clinical Failures

The fundamental rationale for a comprehensive treatment approach is a long-term strategy for dental health commensurate with an enhanced level of wellness for our patients. Understanding parameters of disease expression is sometimes confused because of misguided science or parameters that have led to patient adaptation.

Formulating specific treatment needs based on an individual’s risk assessment has created new challenges for both the dentist and the patient. Until we have more objective data with better metrics, much of our clinical decision making will remain emotionally driven and empirical.

For example, our knowledge about occlusion has been based on gnathologic principles. These concepts are the basis of a mechanical system with focus on posterior determinants and mutual protection. If it is that simple, why can’t we predict when or why occlusal pathology develops or why can’t we always create a therapeutic occlusion? This program will focus on biologic principles necessary for developing a functional occlusion. New paradigms will be presented to enlighten participants about understanding occlusal problems.

Learning Objectives

From this lecture participants will learn:

  • A systematic approach for treatment planning every patient in their practice.
  • To focus on the four most important diagnostic categories.
  • Understanding the difference between occlusal disease and functional Adaptation.
  • To develop critical risk parameters to minimize failures and maximize successful results.
  • Protocols to implement treatment planning strategies.