Winter 2024 CE Training Day for the Entire Dental Team - Zoom Webinar

With 2025 approaching, it's a perfect time for your dental team to gain insights on emerging trends while completing required infection control training. Join our Zoom-only event, where you'll learn to build treatment and patient conversation skills without feeling like you’re making a hard sell, consider the vital role your team plays in children's oral health, discover how to navigate ethical dilemmas in practice and prepare your infection control checklist for the upcoming year. 

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December 6, 2024 8:30 am - December 6, 2024 3:45 pm

All times for all events are in local Central Time.

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Course Number: CF4572



The Vital Role the Dental Team Plays in Children’s Oral Health

The most obvious benefit you provide is preventive care through regular exams and dental cleanings. Children’s attitudes toward dental care begin taking shape in early childhood, and your team can help ensure those attitudes are pleasant—while educating your pediatric patients on proper oral health habits. Understanding how children’s cognition develops will help you adequately explain dental care principles in kid-friendly language. And because parents have an essential role in establishing healthy smiles, your team will learn how to advise them on providing proper instruction and how to model good oral health habits.

Learn How To

  • Present evidence-based preventative education and self-care instruction to patients and parents/caregivers to establish healthy behavior

  • Identify possible barriers to communication with the young patient

  • Identify the barriers and facilitators to engaging in behavior change conversations in general dental practice

Navigating Ethical Dilemmas and the Ethical Dimension of Wellbeing in Dental Practice

Every patient-dentist interaction does not necessarily give rise to an ethical dilemma. However, every patient-dentist, or even dentist-team member, interaction has an ethical dimension. Being willing and able to recognize ethical issues is the first step in managing them. Empathy, while widely understood as necessary for optimal delivery of patient care, is also an appropriate ethical lens for how you engage with peers, colleagues, and our profession. Provider and team wellbeing is front and center, as you must balance altruistic practice with self-care. 

Learn How To

  • Define ethics, professionalism and wellbeing

  • Describe the ethical dimension present in the clinical care of patients

  • Discuss and explain provider and team wellbeing and their relationship to ethical practice

  • Utilize a four-box ethical decision-making framework to address ethical concerns arising in clinical care and oral health team leadership

Professional Treatment and Financial Patient Conversations Without Hardcore Sales

We are dental professionals, not used car salesmen! It shouldn't take heavy-handed sales tactics to create a patient experience that results in a high conversion rate of treatment plans with solid financial arrangements. As healthcare providers, you can and should master the high-level communication skills necessary to help your patients make the best oral health and lifestyle decisions.  Discover a simple framework to guide your treatment and financial conversations with integrity, finesse, and high levels of success. 

Learn How To

  • Interview patients to assess and prime their interest

  • Obtain your patient’s permission to present complete dentistry

  • Use a simple three-step framework for treatment presentation

  • Discuss financial options professionally and with high levels of success

OSHA and CDC Infection Control in Dentistry

To ensure the safety of your patients and your team, you should know how to identify safety hazards in practice and correct them. Through lively discussions and case presentations, you’ll learn how to manage safety hazards and update your compliance knowledge based on current OSHA/CDC requirements. 

Learn How To

  • Understand the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, CDC Infection Control Recommendations in Dentistry and how to implement them

  • Identify patient and employee safety hazards in dentistry and how to correct them

  • Learn proper personal protective equipment, disinfection, sharps disposal, needlestick management, sterilization, aerosolization control, and instrument handling