West Coast District Dental Association – 2014 Annual Summer Meeting

Aug 8-10, 2014

Friday, August 8th

Meeting the Challenge of Change for Maximum Case Acceptance

8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – 3 CE Credits – Dr. Mark Setter – Sponsored in part by BioHorizons

Success in the practice of dentistry requires a wide variety of skills. These skills range from clinical competency, social adaptability, management of others, to leadership in getting others to follow your recommendations and vision. A successful career in any profession will typically span greater than twenty years, and during that time, constant change takes place, not only in the clinical advancements we have available, but also in the business environment we must work within. If one is to maintain success throughout their career, the contemporary dentist must make changes in all of the skill sets required to practice dentistry.

There have been very few times in the history of our profession that the rate of change has been so rapid. Changes in technology, third party payment systems, auxiliary staff utilization and patient desires / expectations all present earthquake – like instability to the practice that is unprepared for such change. This challenge of change can appear as an obstacle to success for the unprepared, or can be a huge opportunity for success to the professional that sharpens the wide range of skills needed in a leading contemporary dental practice. This program is designed to prepare the contemporary dentist for the challenge of change that lies ahead by identifying the skills needed to make change the ally in the successful treatment of patients.

Topics covered in this program include: Communication. Leadership and The Team. Implementation of the principles discussed in this program will provide the greatest opportunities for those offices that are willing to embrace the challenge of change.

Saturday, August 9th

Meeting the Challenge of Change for Maximum Case Acceptance (continuation of Friday seminar)

8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – 3 CE Credits – Dr. Mark Setter – Sponsored in part by BioHorizons

Town Hall Meeting: Are You Becoming Obsolete? 11:30 a.m.

Joe Ann Hart, FDA Director of Governmental Affairs, Dr. Rick Stevenson, FDA President and Dr. Terry Buckenheimer, 17th District ADA Trustee

Learn about what’s happening in health care locally and nationally and how organized dentistry plans to make a difference.

Opportunity will be available to ask questions pertaining to your profession. Topics of Discussion:

  • How has the dental profession in Florida evolved over the past 10 years?
  • What can I do to help organized dentistry maintain a strong political voice?
  • What are the critical issues looming over Florida and driving the health care legislative agenda?
  • How does my involvement in the local component, FDA and ADA benefit me personally?

Sunday, August 10th

HIV Update for Florida Dentists

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – 3 CE Credits – Mr . Tom Robertson (Back by popular demand)

Tweens and teens are encouraged to attend

  1. History of HIV
  2. Disease trends in Florida
  3. Testing
  4. Treatment
  5. Work Place Safety
  6. Current Findings
  7. Human trafficking & the impact of HIV/STD transmission
  8. Question


Mark K. Setter
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Tom M. Robertson
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