Spear Education: The Exceptional Dental Practice Team

Aug 17-18, 2015

Every dentist knows that he or she cannot do it alone. The success of the practice in helping patients create health is a TEAM effort, and a highly coordinated one.

This two-day course contains topics specific to each team member (administrative/front desk, clinical assistant and hygienist), including break-out sessions and hands-on exercises. Participants will also meet as a full group to consider action plans leading to ownership and intentional implementation of the principles of cooperation and responsibility discussed and practiced in the workshop.

You, the dentist, do not need to attend the workshop. One of the most exciting benefits of this team workshop is the option to send one, several or all of your team to the course at one time or on multiple dates. Each team member will learn with similar team members from other practices and experience the camaraderie that you experience when you are here.

Participants Will Learn:

  • ADMINISTRATIVE:
  • Who is your patient?
  • The rationale for the comprehensive evaluation
  • Why occlusion and function are important at the front desk
  • Systems and Mini-Systems
  • Your individual role on the team
  • Personality types – Why don’t you see the world like I do?
  • Financial management with patients and the practice
  • CLINICAL:
  • Facebows and bite records
  • Your role in engaging the patient in the operatory
  • Clinical photography for the dental assistant
  • Key components for occlusal evaluation for the dental assistant
  • Your individual role on the team
  • Personality types – Why don’t you see the world like I do?
  • HYGIENE:
  • Risk assessment in the hygiene operatory
  • Clinical photography for the dental hygienist
  • Your individual role on the team
  • Personality types – Why don’t you see the world like I do?
  • The restorative-focused hygiene evaluation

INSTRUCTORS

Darin Dichter
DMD
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Kevin Kwiecien
DMD
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Gary Dewood
DDS, MS
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