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19801
Not Rated
In-house 3D Printing for Dental Practices: Two High ROI Use Cases for Starting Out
Faculty: Amar Pattani, DDS
Expiration Date: May 03, 2024
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: $8.00
AGD Code(s): 550

Digital dentistry and 3D printing have become powerful resources for dentists. With lower cost-to-enter and high ROI applications, there's never been a better time to incorporate in-house 3D printing into your digital workflow. In addition to lower cost to manufacture, in-house fabrication offers more control and quicker turn-around time for more efficient workflows, often leveraging existing processes of your workflow. Dr Pattani will walk through two simple, yet high ROI applications of 3D printing: surgical guides for implant placement and occlusal guards & splints. These two applications are a great entry into 3D printing for dentistry and can quickly provide a high impact to your practice efficiency, control, and profitability.

Educational Support Provided By: Formlabs

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19798
Not Rated
3D Printing: The Simplest Tech Decision In Dentistry
Faculty: David R. Rice, DDS
Expiration Date: April 30, 2024
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: $8.00
AGD Code(s): 550

Can I afford it? What's the learning curve? Do I really need it? If you're not 3d printing in your practice, I'm guessing you're having a difficult time answering one of those three questions. A few years ago, I felt the same way. Today, I can't imagine practicing without it. Join us and learn how to create more time, increase your profits and luxaprint money without adding an ounce of stress to your days.

Educational Support Provided By: DMG America

AGD PACE Credit Only

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19797
Not Rated
Connecting Patient Care and Digital Technology
Faculty: Alexa Skalandunas
Expiration Date: April 01, 2024
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: $8.00
AGD Code(s): 550

Now, more than ever, patients seek the reassurance of safety and ease when undergoing dental care. To encourage patient appointments and confirm financial responsibility, practices must facilitate a clear line of communication and offer contactless options and convenient payment tools. The adoption and utilization of digital technology continues to drive necessary improvements in practice productivity and profitability.

Educational Objectives:

  • Payment options make financing more manageable for both the practice and patient.
  • Digital tools can enhance the patient experience and automate workflows.
  • Technology implementation can smooth the way to operational and financial improvements.

Educational Support Provided By: Rectangle Health

AGD PACE Credit Only

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19796
Not Rated
The Four Types of Systems for Your Practice Playbook
Faculty: Chris Salierno, DDS
Expiration Date: March 31, 2024
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: $8.00
AGD Code(s): 550

The secret to managing a successful practice is systems. Whether you’re figuring out how to improve accounts receivable or market to new patients, your approach should be the same. There is no single playbook that will work for every practice but there is a leadership philosophy that will consistently get results. In this webinar we’ll reveal the critical dental practice systems and give you the skill set you’ll need to customize and implement them into your own business. You'll also discover how to use your practice management software to its fullest potential.

Educational Support Provided By: Curve Dental

AGD PACE Credit Only

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19795
Not Rated
Take Action In Perio/Implant Management: “How To” From Techniques To Products
Faculty: Samuel Low, DDS, MS, M.Ed
Expiration Date: March 31, 2022
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: $8.00
AGD Code(s): 490

Changes are imminent as we reset our practices to team/patient attitudes and concerns from infection control to managing today’s systemic susceptible patients. A combination of science, experience, and technology will prevail as in chairside biofilm management as we create effectiveness in the delivery of periodontal/implant care. We will integrate workflow adjustments to deliver effective care to managing periodontal inflammation with ROI deliverables.

Educational Objectives:

  • Utilize the perio systemic link to get positive patient retunr and case acceptance.
  • Create a step-by-step program for the RDH operatory specific to each patient's periodeontal status including accelerated hygiene.
  • Recongifure chair side biofilm management with ultrasonic as piezos, air medicinal delivery with erythritol, and lasers.
  • Review overall patient well-being as to anti inflammation and gree radical control with today's nutraceuticals including vitamin D.

Educational Support Provided By: Electro Medical Systems - EMS

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19794
Not Rated
How to Increase Case Acceptance and Keep the Money You Produce!
Faculty: Vanessa P. Buchheit
Expiration Date: March 01, 2024
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: $8.00
AGD Code(s): 550

MOST DOCTORS THINK, “I tell the patient what they need and they get it.” But a funny thing happens when patients leave the operatory and walk to the parking lot. The clearly established “need” starts to fade from memory. This is just one reason why case acceptance is lower than most doctors would like.

According to a Unified Smiles survey, the national average for case acceptance is between 55% and 60%, a far cry from most dentists’ expectations. This webinar will provide SIMPLE and EASY ways to increase your case acceptance.

Educational Objectives:

  • How to Track Case Acceptance and What to Do with the Results
  • Identifying your Patient’s Value System and Using it to Overcome Objections
  • How to Facilitate an Effective Patient Handoff
  • Inform Before You Perform!

Educational Support Provided By: United Smiles

AGD PACE Credit Only

Selection Required to Claim Credit

19793
Not Rated
Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) for Advanced Practitioners
Faculty: Jeanette MacLean, DDS, DABPD, FAAPD
Expiration Date: February 29, 2024
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: $8.00
AGD Code(s): 257

Since its 2015 US launch, the adoption of Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) into clinical practice has been faster than the adoption of the electric hand piece. You may already own a bottle and have experience placing it on a number of patients. Now you’re ready to take your SDF game to the next level. Dr. MacLean will review the clinical assessment of SDF treated lesions, reapplication considerations, and decision making on when/why to place a restoration. Learn how to expand your use of SDF to more advanced carious lesions and complex cases such as Molar Incisor Hypomineralization (MIH). This course will review case studies and clinical protocols you can immediately implement into your clinical practice.

Educational Support Provided By: Elevate Oral Care

Selection Required to Claim Credit

19784
Not Rated
Making Your Spend Count: Powering Profits Through Better Procurement
Faculty: Daniel M. Traub
Expiration Date: November 30, 2023
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: $8.00
AGD Code(s): 552

Dental practices face many challenges when it comes to sustaining and growing profitability in today's environment. With stagnant reimbursement rates and rising labor costs, dental practice owners are feeling the squeeze more now than ever before. Traditional methods aimed at growing production fail to deliver when operatories are full and staff are overworked. If discovering new paths to profit is a goal, then practices should turn to improved procurement as an often untapped opportunity.

Join Dan Traub, VP of Product at Method Procurement, as he shares how a strong spend management strategy can be the engine that powers profits for practices of all sizes. You'll learn how to leverage supplier relationships to drive new value from your spend. Dan will teach proven methods to elevate how you manage supplies and services, monitor and adhere to a budget, and create a process that everyone on the team can follow with ease. With an optimized approach to end-to-end procurement, dental practices can unlock new profit sources hidden in plain sight.

Educational Objectives:

  • Understand the concept of spend management and how it drives profitability.
  • Learn the fundamental steps in an effective procurement process, including inventory, sourcing, and settlement.
  • Describe the difference between Cost Reduction and Cost Avoidance, and techniques to deliver results with each.
  • Develop a working knowledge of managerial controls and financial metrics related to spend.
  • Understand available tools and tips for improving your team's procurement efficiency.

Educational Support Provided By: Method Procurement, LLC.

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19779
Not Rated
Shade Matching & Composite Selection: From Simple To Complex
Faculty: Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD
Expiration Date: August 31, 2023
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: $8.00
AGD Code(s): 250

Selecting the right composite for every clinical indication doesn't always have to be complicated and time consuming. This webcast will describe the technology behind a single-shade composite compared to composites with multiple shade options. The various classifications of composites will be described and techniques to achieve predictable aesthetic restorations will be demonstrated.

Eductional Objectives:

  • Describe the difference between structural and chemical color technology in composite materials
  • Recognize the various indications for each classification of composite
  • Learn a technique using a single shade composite system for anterior restorations
  • Learn a technique to select the correct composite for predictable aesthetic results

Educational Support Provided By: Tokuyama

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19778
Not Rated
Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) for Beginners
Faculty: Jeanette MacLean, DDS, DABPD, FAAPD
Expiration Date: December 01, 2023
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: $8.00
AGD Code(s): 257

Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) is a revolutionary approach to combating caries in a non-invasive manner. Following a widely publicized 2016 feature in the New York Times, there has been tremendous interest surrounding the use of SDF from patients and dentists. In October 2018, the ADA released its first ever evidence based clinical practice guideline for nonrestorative treatments for carious lesions, including SDF. Learn the principles of case selection, informed consent, treatment planning, and a clinical protocol for SDF. Find out how offering minimally-invasive options like SDF can attract new patients, improve patient satisfaction, and increase internal marketing and word of mouth referrals to your practice.

Eductional Objectives:

  • Describe the evidence for using SDF to treat and prevent dental caries
  • Review informed consent, coding, and billing of SDF
  • Describe case selection, materials, and a clinical protocol for SDF

Educational Support Provided By: Elevate Oral Care

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19777
Not Rated
Cash Is King: How To Be Certain Your Practice Is Financially Safe During The New Normal
Faculty: Vincent Cardillo
Expiration Date: October 01, 2023
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: $8.00
AGD Code(s): 550

In this time of great uncertainty, it is crucial that dental practice owners stay financially resilient. Vincent Cardillo -- who has owned and sold DSO’s for over 25 years -- is uniquely equipped to help you navigate the New Normal. He will show you how to manage your cash wisely and keep the right amount of cash on hand while still focusing on your practice’s growth. He will also identify unique financial opportunities happening today that all practice owners should take to secure long-term success.

Educational Objectives

  • Learn the most important operational, clinical and financial metrics you should be tracking today
  • Learn how to build and manage your Cash Flow Forecast
  • Learn the top financial opportunities practice owners should pursue in the current environment
AGD PACE Credit Only

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19776
Not Rated
Secrets to a Seven Figure Practice: Revolutionizing Our Field with Laser Dentistry
Faculty: Todd Sheffler, DDS
Expiration Date: September 30, 2023
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: $8.00
AGD Code(s): 550

Integrating new technology can be a source of revenue and growth when it is done with thoughtful purpose. Dr. Sheffler shares practical insights on which technologies can help increase your revenue when focusing on the patient’s needs and wants, while discussing the key differences between increasing production and increasing profitability.

Educational Objectives

  • Learn how to adopt highly profitable procedures without compromising patient care
  • Review ROI of multiple technologies, including CEREC & LANAP
  • Review ROI for soft and hard tissue laser procedures

Selection Required to Claim Credit

19775
Not Rated
How to 2X Your Profits With 3D Printing: Cases to Focus On and Planning For Efficiency
Faculty: Scott Frey, DDS
Expiration Date: February 24, 2023
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: $8.00
AGD Code(s): 130

Outsourcing aligner production is expensive. With 3D printing in your practice, you can manufacture aligners for $10 per stage. With new dental 3D printers in the market, manufacturing aligners in your office has become a lot more accessible and easier.

In this webinar, Dr. Scott Frey, a board certified orthodontist who’s been 3D printing for over six years, will tell you his story in how he got started with 3D printing, how to decide between in-house manufacturing and outsourcing for aligners, and how he’s efficiently scaled his practice with 3D printing.

Educational Objectives

  • The ideal 3D printer features for small or large dental practices.
  • The specific number of prints it takes for a desktop 3D printer to pay for itself.
  • How a female patient was treated in five months with in-house clear aligners (see before and after pictures).
  • The core software you need to be successful with in-house aligner treatment.
AGD PACE Credit Only

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19769
Not Rated
Creaky Joints and Bleeding Gums: RA and Periodontitis
Faculty: Maria L. Geisinger, DDS, MS | Katrina M. Sanders, RDH, BSDH, MEd, RF
Expiration Date: June 01, 2023
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: $8.00
AGD Code(s): 490

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory arthritis affecting 1.3 million individuals in the United States. RA symptoms are due to an autoimmune response that leads to joint damage and significant societal burden related to patient discomfort and treatment costs. Several studies have indicated patients with RA have an increased prevalence of periodontal disease than those without RA or with other forms of arthritis. Current understanding of the pathogenesis of RA lacks a clear picture of the autoantibody response and its potential initiators, particularly specific serum antibodies directed to citrullinated peptides, which are associated with smoking, disease severity, periodontal disease, and microbiota. Additionally, the underlying mechanisms of bone resorption and synovial inflammation are similar to the pathogenesis of periodontitis. These common pathologic processes, shared risk factors, and potential initiating role of periodontal bacteria highlight the need for interprofessional management of patients with RA and periodontitis.

This course seeks to improve the dental care provider’s understanding of the interaction between periodontal disease and RA as well as aid in the clinical decision making to care for patients with RA in a dental setting.

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19768
Not Rated
An Ounce of Prevention or A Pound of Cure: What’s Right For Your Patient?
Faculty: Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD
Expiration Date: June 30, 2023
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: $8.00
AGD Code(s): 017

This webinar was the fifth of five presentations delivered as part of the GC America World Tour - USA Symposium entitled "Minimal Techniques to Maximize Esthetic and Functional Restorations." This program was presented by Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD. Dr. Maragliano-Muniz, is the editorial director for DentistIQ.com Pearls for Your Practice and faculty member at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She also is an international lecturer and maintains a private practice in Salem, MA. After Dr. Maragliano-Muniz's presentation questions from the audience were address in a live Q&A session.

Educational Objectives:

  • Gain practical tips for identifying high risk patients and implementing caries management protocols into everyday practice
  • Learn a practical and predictable approach for aesthetic composite restorations
  • Learn when to consider indirect vs. direct restorations

Selection Required to Claim Credit

19767
Not Rated
Don’t Sleep On GIs: How Glass Ionomers and Glass Hybrids Can Benefit Your Patients and Practice
Faculty: Joshua Austin, DDS, MAGD
Expiration Date: June 30, 2023
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: $8.00
AGD Code(s): 017

This webinar was the fourth of five presentations delivered as part of the GC America World Tour - USA Symposium entitled "Minimal Techniques to Maximize Esthetic and Functional Restorations." This program was presented by Joshua Austin, DDS . Dr. Austin is an editorial director and columnist for Dental Economics, focusing on dental products and technology. He also maintains a full-time restorative private practice in San Antonio, TX. After Dr. Austin's presentation questions from the audience were address in a live Q&A session.

Educational Objectives:

  • Identify cases and indications for use of glass ionomer and glass hybrids
  • Review the advantages of using glass ionomer and glass hybrids as a direct restorative material
  • Understand, thoroughly, the technique and directions for the use of glass ionomer restoratives

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19766
Not Rated
Achieving Predictable Restorative Dentistry In Fast Paced Environment
Faculty: Victor Cedillo Felix, DDS
Expiration Date: June 30, 2023
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: $8.00
AGD Code(s): 017

This webinar was the third of five presentations delivered as part of the GC America World Tour - USA Symposium entitled "Minimal Techniques to Maximize Esthetic and Functional Restorations." This program was presented by Victor Cedillo Felix, DDS. Dr. Felix is in private practice in Chula Vista, California. He graduated from La Salle University in Mexico. Dr. Felix has been both a national and international speaker since 2015 with special focus on restorative dentistry. He has multiple clinical articles published in scientific journals. After Dr. Felix's presentation questions from the audience were address in a live Q&A session.

Educational Objectives:

  • Learn valuable clinical tips for to improve the efficiency and quality of daily dentistry treatments
  • Understand the most current cementation protocols of indirect restorations
  • Discuss different ways to make quality treatments in a fast paced clinical environment

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19765
Not Rated
Co-Dependent Cariology: Improving Prognosis for Restorative Treatments
Faculty: Brian B Novy
Expiration Date: June 30, 2023
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: $8.00
AGD Code(s): 017

This webinar was the second of five presentations delivered as part of the GC America World Tour - USA Symposium entitled "Minimal Techniques to Maximize Esthetic and Functional Restorations." This program was presented by Brian B. Novy, DDS, FICD, FADI, FACD. Dr. Novy is the Chief Dental Officer at the Alliance Dental Center in Quincy, Massachusetts, and holds faculty appointments at three dental schools. He served on the ADA Council of Scientific Affairs 2011-2014 and was chair of the CAMBRA Coalition. After Dr. Novy's presentation questions from the audience were address in a live Q&A session.

Educational Objectives:

  • Improve prognosis for restorative treatment
  • Apply evidence-based therapy to treat/control disease
  • Practice Pro-dependent Cariology

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19764
Not Rated
Oral Frailty Concept: New Preventive Strategies In The Eating Ability For The Elderly
Faculty: Hirohiko Hirano, Ph.D, DDS
Expiration Date: June 30, 2023
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: $8.00
AGD Code(s): 752

This webinar was the first of five presentations delivered as part of the GC America World Tour - USA Symposium entitled "Minimal Techniques to Maximize Esthetic and Functional Restorations." This program was presented by Hirohiko Hirano, Ph.D. in Medical Science, DDS Director of Dental and Oral Surgery, Research Team for Promoting Independence and Mental Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital and Institute of Gerontology. After Dr. Hirano's presentation questions from the audience were address in a live Q&A session.

Educational Objectives:

  • Learn how oral health is integral to the general health and social well-being of people
  • Understand functions such as mastication, tongue and lip motor skills and salivary secretion of aging patients
  • Discuss stages of decreased function and its associated risk to elderly patients

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18994
Not Rated
3 Ways to Lead a Profitable Practice While Working Fewer Hours
Faculty: Jamie Staley, CPA, MSA
Expiration Date: June 30, 2023
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: Free
AGD Code(s): 550

Dental practice owners are working too many hours and struggle with growing the practice without sacrificing more personal time. As the dental industry changes, we are feeling stresses from student loan debt and insurance billing to struggles with budgeting, cash flow and retirement planning. From late nights in the office and missed dinners with family, to the stress of never-ending administrative tasks, many are starting to realize this is not the life or the freedom they set out for when they started their practice. Yet, it doesn’t have to be that way.

Join Jaime Staley, CPA, MSA, partner at PJS & Co. CPAs and dental industry focused advisor as she shares the 3 ways her dental clients have successfully increased production and profitability while also improving their lifestyle. While some provide philosophical and/or unproven answers, Jaime shares what decades of helping business owners get results has taught her about getting higher profit and more time for what you enjoy doing.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Learn why CAD/CAM and the 9.3 μm CO2 laser is a perfect combination for same-day dentistry
  2. Discover how using the 9.3 μm CO2 laser improves scanning clarity and can eliminate the need for packing cord
  3. Understand the science behind the laser’s efficient cutting
  4. Learn about reliably anesthesia-free applications for osseous, hard, and soft tissues
AGD PACE Credit Only

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19763
Not Rated
9.3 μm CO2 Laser and CAD/CAM = The Perfect Match
Faculty: Timothy Anderson, DDS
Expiration Date: June 30, 2023
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: $8.00
AGD Code(s): 135

The 9.3 μm CO2 laser cuts enamel, dentin, decayed hard tissue, and bone at drill speed and without anesthesia. It also enables soft tissue procedures that are blood-free and suture-free with minimal post-op discomfort and remarkably rapid healing. This all-tissue laser can take your CAD/CAM practice to the next level by making you more efficient, allowing you to perform procedures you previously referred out, enabling better clinical outcomes and dramatically increasing new patient flow.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Learn why CAD/CAM and the 9.3 μm CO2 laser is a perfect combination for same-day dentistry
  2. Discover how using the 9.3 μm CO2 laser improves scanning clarity and can eliminate the need for packing cord
  3. Understand the science behind the laser’s efficient cutting
  4. Learn about reliably anesthesia-free applications for osseous, hard, and soft tissues

Selection Required to Claim Credit

19762
Not Rated
How Dental Practices Can Restore Operations and Revenue in the Era of COVID-19
Faculty: Michelle Dowling
Expiration Date: May 18, 2023
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: $8.00
AGD Code(s): 560

The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated modifications to existing operations for dental practices throughout the U.S. Providers are tasked with reducing unnecessary contact at every point of care to meet heightened patient expectations for safety and efficiency, while simultaneously searching for immediate solutions to recover lost revenue from the slowdown in operations. Learn how to make rapid and effective improvements to your practice operations to enhance safety for both staff and patients while also maximizing patient payments, for a return to business sooner.

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18957
Not Rated
Practicing Dentistry After Corona Virus: Keeping Your Office & Patients Safe
Faculty: Scott Froum, DDS
Expiration Date: May 05, 2023
Credits: 2
Format: Webinar
Fee: $20.00
AGD Code(s): 148

Many changes will occur in dentistry post Covid-19. A greater importance will be given to overall safety of the dental office. As HIV/AIDS forced dentistry to develop a new standard of PPD use and infection control, the Corona Virus pandemic will force dentists to re-evaluate infection control measures, patient disease susceptibility, and standard operating procedures in an entirely new light. This lecture will focus on safety strategies that will mitigate transmission potential while being expedient and financially affordable.

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19760
Not Rated
Is Your Office Prepared For A Temporary Shutdown?
Faculty: Michelle Strange, RDH, MSDH
Expiration Date: April 01, 2023
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: $8.00
AGD Code(s): 148

In moments where we are forced to shut down our facilities or even in the moments we get to take a vacation, we need to know how to prepare our office.  There are specific protocols to make sure our equipment is ready to go when we return, our waterlines are still considered safe to treat patients, and the surfaces in our offices are clean and disinfected.  Developing a standard operating procedure for a facility shutdown would be advantageous.  We will discuss some areas you can assess as a jumping off point for your facility shutdown SOP.

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19759
Not Rated
Nasal Breathing: Personal Infection Control
Faculty: Shirley Gutkowski, RDH, BSDH
Expiration Date: April 01, 2023
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: $8.00
AGD Code(s): 010

The human respiratory complex is here to help you stay healthy. Over the last century epigenetic changes have made some structural changes that affect the oral contingent of the orofacial respiratory pyramid. Taking a step back, we can improve the whole system This course will deal with the life preserving benefits that nasal breathing supports.for future generations, and improve the health of humans all around. The nitric oxide produced in the sinuses can and does eliminate airborne virus. Obligate nasal breathing is a must to access this life promoting gas. If you or your patients cannot breathe with their nose, further investigation is necessary.

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19746
Not Rated
Demystifying Your Curing Light: Stop Guessing and Start Curing
Faculty: Ian Shuman, DDS
Expiration Date: November 30, 2022
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: $8.00
AGD Code(s): 250

Light Curing is a complex issue. Curing lights vary by spectrum and intensity while curing times vary for adhesives and cements. In addition, varying tooth shades and incremental thicknesses require different curing requirements. Infection Control can alter light quality, and different photo-initiators and composite/tooth transmission can require various lengths of curing time. Incorrect use of the curing light can result in debonding, fracturing and discoloration as well as post-operative sensitivity, pain and escalation in care. Demystify your light and resin requirements using both quantifiable and quantitative measurements to assess that your light is being used to it’s full potential.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Enhance your knowledge base of the clinical importance of proper light curing
  • Evaluate the key components to establish an efficient curing technique with LED curing lights for you and your staff
  • Learn about new technology to accurately determine and monitor how your light interacts with the composites you use in your office every day

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18342
Not Rated
The DSO Opportunity: What Will Your Future Be?
Faculty: Vincent Cardillo
Expiration Date: July 18, 2022
Credits: 1.5
Format: Webinar
Fee: Free
AGD Code(s): 550

Today, close to 20% of the dental industry is operated by DSOs and it’s expanding rapidly: DSOs grow at an annualized growth rate of 13% while single offices are shrinking 7% each year. Single office owners are feeling the pressure on their market share -- but also seeing the opportunity. They don’t want to be a part of corporate dentistry and are hungry to grow on their own. The problem is, many launch into growth and then quickly tumble back down. They don’t know what to expect when they buy or build that second, third, fourth office. Who to hire? How to hold them accountable? What business model - partner/no partners, branded/non-branded, acquisitions/denovos? If you think you’re ready to grow, come learn what you’ll need to know before you embark on the DSO journey. What are the most common pitfalls and how do you avoid them? What tools will you need to develop and thrive? Learn the answers from an industry veteran who has grown, led and sold multiple group practices over a 20 year career.

Educational Support Provided By: Scheduling Institute

Scheduling Institute: Dentistry’s Most Experienced Team Training & Coaching Company 
Scheduling Institute exists to grow private dental practices into thriving businesses that can be kept for a lifetime of revenue or sold for maximum value. 
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AGD PACE Credit Only

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18341
Not Rated
The Consummate Dental Department Model of Productivity and Efficiency
Faculty: Dianne Watterson, MBA, RDH
Expiration Date: July 18, 2022
Credits: 1.5
Format: Webinar
Fee: Free
AGD Code(s): 550

It is estimated about 75% of restorative needs are identified through hygiene visits, so keeping the hygiene department productive and efficient should be a priority in the general practice.  In this course, we will examine productivity models comparing solo hygiene vs. assisted hygiene.  We will also look at strategies aimed at keeping a full schedule and reducing disappointments.

Educational support provided by: Tax Saving Professionals

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AGD PACE Credit Only

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18340
Not Rated
New Challenges in Dentistry and 8 Ways to Overcome Them
Faculty: Roger P Levin, DDS
Expiration Date: July 18, 2022
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: Free
AGD Code(s): 550

In this insightful presentation, Dr. Roger P Levin will review the major transformations that are reshaping dentistry and how they will impact today’s practices. Using data from the Levin Group Data Center and the Dental Economics/Levin Group Annual Practice Survey, Dr. Levin will also highlight key scenarios and opportunities for dental practices to remain highly successful. In the second part of his presentation, he will reveal the 8 most important actions that every dental practice should immediately implement in order to maintain long-term success and higher production.

Educational support provided by: CareCredit

About Care Credit: When patients have a patient portion, your team can save the day and fill the schedule by letting them know you have the CareCredit credit card as a financing option — before cost can become a barrier to care. It’s a super easy and super powerful way to help more patients get care.

Ready to add CareCredit? Call 866-246-6401 or visit online at: www.carecredit.com

AGD PACE Credit Only

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18339
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Mastering Dental-Medical Necessity Increase Profitability
Faculty: Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS
Expiration Date: July 19, 2022
Credits: 1.5
Format: Webinar
Fee: Free
AGD Code(s): 552

Significant changes to the way dentistry is practiced have been set in motion by two influential factors — science and evidence-based decision-making. Accurate evidence-based diagnosis is the best method to determine appropriate treatment. The question often asked is if dental or medical insurance will cover important care. Determining and documenting dental-medical necessity is the basis for all successful dental and medical coding. During this 90-minute session participants will learn the steps of determining dental-medical necessity to optimize dental benefits and medical-dental cross-coding.

Objectives:

Understand the metrics current CDT codes provides in decision-making and profitability
How to write concise Twitter-style dental-medical necessity narrative
Select the most accurate ICD-10 medical codes for use on dental claims to optimize payment and medical cross-coding

Educational Support Provided By: Lighthouse

Lighthouse: Championing Small Businesses Since 2002

We speak with hundreds of our customers every day so we know: When it’s your business, every minute and every dollar counts. That’s why the entire Lighthouse 360 team is dedicated to giving our 11,000+ customers the tools and support they need to succeed.

For more information contact:

Hannah Piland
512-774-7654
hannah.piland@lighthousepmg.com

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18338
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ReputationMatters: Grow Your Practice for FREE!
Faculty: Joshua Austin, DDS, MAGD
Expiration Date: July 19, 2022
Credits: 1.5
Format: Webinar
Fee: Free
AGD Code(s): 550

What story about you are they telling? During this program, we will discuss the psychology of internet reviews. We will review how our prospective patients feel about them and what literature is available from academia. A thorough discussion of which websites are most important and impactful for dental practices will occur. The group will also review the systems and scripting needed to incorporate into our practices to ensure success in getting our patients to leave positive reviews. A significant portion of the program will also be devoted to how we should handle responding to a negative review should one occur. This fast-paced, enlightening program is sure to help demystify the world of online reviews in fun & casual manner! Dental team involvement is highly recommended for this program.

Educational support provided by: Henry Schein One

About Henry Schein One: In today’s crowded dental marketplace, keeping the patients you already have, attracting new patients, and differentiating from the competition is more critical than ever. This requires precise and effective marketing, using multiple activities across different channels. Take the 5-minute Practice Marketing Assessment to identify marketing opportunities your practice might be missing out on. https://assessment.henryscheinone.com/?utm_source=dental-economics&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=practicemarketingassessment&utm_content=june2019&tname=

For more information please contact: Henry Schein One at 833.471.7253 

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19741
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Understanding the Neurological and Physiological Impacts of Obstructive Sleep Apnea on Your Patients
Faculty: Scotty L. Bolding, DDS, MS
Expiration Date: May 31, 2022
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: $8.00
AGD Code(s): 730

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Sleep Disorder Breathing are now recognized to be a leading cause of a number of health related issues affecting our patients.  As dentist it is not only important to understand the etiology of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, but it is also important to understand the effects that it has on the overall health of our patients.  Lack of sleep has a major impact on the nervous system, especially the brain.   Through this program you will learn how sleep disorder breathing can impact the autonomic nervous system and the effect that it has on brain and glial lymphatic system.  The program will also discuss various treatment options for patients related their diagnosis of Sleep Disorder Breathing or Obstructive Sleep Apnea and how you can incorporate these into your practice.

Educational Support Provided By: Carestream Dental 

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19739
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Why Patient Education Is Not Enough: Moving from Information to Motivation
Faculty: Matthew Allen, DDS
Expiration Date: August 23, 2022
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: $8.00
AGD Code(s): 550

In this webinar, participants will learn about patient-centered communication styles and strategies that can help patients find their motivation for making behavior changes and treatment decisions that lead, not only to improved oral health, but also to an improved relationship between patient and practitioner. 

Education support provided by: Elevate Oral Care

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19738
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Keeping Denture Lab Work In House: Tools and Techniques
Faculty: Ian Shuman, DDS
Expiration Date: April 30, 2022
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: $8.00
AGD Code(s): 670

This course will detail the necessary steps required to work on dentures chair side. It will include relining the existing denture, repairing the broken denture and polishing. 

Educational Support Provided By: SS White

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19737
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Invisible DSO’s: Friend or Foe, Learn about these Silent Partners in Dental
Faculty: Matt Wilkins
Expiration Date: April 30, 2022
Credits: 1
Format: Webinar
Fee: $8.00
AGD Code(s): 550

Learn More About:

Why NOW is the time to understand your practice value
What buyers/partners want, what they don’t want and why
Sell all or sell part and stay to grow?
Who are the various buyers?
What are real transaction values, not appraised values?

Educational Support Provided By: Large Practice Sales (LPS)

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