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  • The Realities of the Specialist Relationship Today

    Product not yet rated Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/02/2020 at 6:00 PM (CST)

    Martin Mendelson, D.D.S., C.P.C, ELI-MP| Referral relationships are not what they used to be. Particularly given our current challenges in navigating the pandemic. There are those that you have a deep and loyal relationship with and then there are those that seem to want the world, refer poorly and their loyalty seems to change with the passing wind. There are even those that send you their loved ones yet somehow do not refer to you their regular patients.

    CE: 1.0 

    Description: Referral relationships are not what they used to be. Particularly given our current challenges in navigating the pandemic. There are those with whom you have a deep and loyal relationship, and then there are those that seem to want the world, refer poorly and their loyalty seems to change with the passing wind. There are even those who send you their loved ones yet somehow do not refer to you their regular patients. There are many competing pressures today. Corporate entities that keep everything in house, the debt of the GP and other economic pressures that influence the GP to place their own implants, as well as itinerant specialists. How do you compete in this environment and thrive? 

    At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to: 

    • Describe the research about why groups are more effective than individual efforts. 
    • Explain how delegation makes your efforts with your referral base is more effective and efficient. 
    • Describe why focused and targeted efforts with your referral base vs. blanket efforts will yield more consistent results for your practice. 

    Martin R. Mendelson, D.D.S., CPC, ELI-MP

    Dr. Mendelson is a Spear Resident Faculty member and Spear’s Executive Vice President of Practice Growth. He is responsible for coaching Spear Study Club Leaders and Masters Program Members, directs the Spear Faculty Club, and is also the host of the Spear Annual Summit.

    Prior to joining Spear, Dr. Mendelson spent several years as the director of education at Americus Dental Lab in Clearwater, Fla. This was followed by positions with VITA in North America as their director of professional development and clinical business director. 
    Dr. Mendelson earned his D.D.S. from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland and maintained a private restorative general practice for almost 10 years before ceasing practice due to chronic pain issues in his hand.


    Dr. Mendelson has contributed to leading industry publications, and has lectured nationally and internationally on color science, dentist/technician communications, and his passion for personal growth through mindset and positive psychology. 


    In 2017, he completed a 300+ hour program to earn his certification as a Certified Professional Coach to better serve our Study Club leaders and Masters Program Members. 
    In 2019, Dr. Mendelson then earned a certification in Positive Psychology/Happiness Studies from Dr. Tal Ben Shahar who is one of the leading authorities in this area.

    Martin R. Mendelson, DDS, CPC, ELI_MP

    In accordance with this policy, I declare I have a past or present proprietary or relevant financial relationship or receive gifts in kind (including soft intangible remuneration), consulting position or affiliation, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, as indicated: (Consultant) Spear Education 

  • Awareness During Endodontic Disinfection

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    BETTINA BASRANI D.D.S., DIP. ENDO, PH.D.|Many different irrigation protocols are being proposed with varying degrees of evidence. In this lecture, I will describe the challenges and solutions for the root canal system's mindful disinfection..

    CE: 1.0 

    Description: Many different irrigation protocols are being proposed with varying degrees of evidence.  In this lecture, I will describe the challenges and solutions for the root canal system's mindful disinfection.

    At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to: 

    • Describe the challenges in root canal disinfection
    • Describe main characteristics of the different irrigants
    • Describe pros and cons of the most common irrigations system  

    Bettina R. Basrani D.D.S., M.S.D., Ph.D.

    Dr. Bettina Basrani is tenured associate professor and director, MSc Program in Endodontics, at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Basrani received her D.D.S. degree from the University of Buenos Aires in 1989 and a Specialty Diploma in Endodontics and Ph.D. from Maimonides University in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A longtime educator and researcher, she began her teaching career at the University of Buenos Aires. In 2000, she moved to Canada to serve as chair of the endodontic program at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.  In 2004, she moved to Toronto, where she has continued her academic and clinical work.  Internationally recognized as a leading authority in endodontics and as an excellent lecturer, effectively combining clinical and scientific information, Dr. Basrani has received many teacher awards throughout her career, such as the Louis Grossman Award by the French Society of Endodontics, and has international courses and lectures, over 35 peer-reviewed scientific publications, three textbooks and several textbook chapters, and abstracts to her credit.  She serves as reviewer for several endodontic journals.  Dr Basrani is a member of many endodontics societies around the world.  

    Bettina Basrani,  D.D.S., DIP. ENDO, PH.D.

    In accordance with this policy, I declare I have a past or present proprietary or relevant financial relationship or receive gifts in kind (including soft intangible remuneration), consulting position or affiliation, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, as indicated: Research Support (Denstply and Sonendo) 

  • Estate Planning and Asset Protection for Today's Endodontist

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Joshua MIller, AFI; Michael Markhoff | Learn the importance of financial planning and how to efficiently and effectively create and estate plan and asset protection techniques.

    CE: 1.0 

    Description: Learn the importance of financial planning and how to efficiently and effectively create and estate plan and asset protection techniques.

    At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to: 

    • Explain how your financial plan correlates with estate planning
    • Describe the purpose of a will
    • Describe asset protection techniques

    Shawn M. Johnson, ChFC®, CLU®, CLTC

    Shawn Johnson is the Vice President of Business Development for Treloar & Heisel.   Over the last 20 years he has helped several hundred dentists implement business and personal insurance policies and develop financial planning techniques and investment plans.  He has assisted in installing retirement plans for dental offices, as well as providing personal savings and investment strategies.  A Chartered Financial Consultant, Shawn is a member of National Association of Insurance and Financial Professionals and the Financial Planning Association of the Pittsburgh.  

    Michael Markhoff

    Michael Markhoff concentrates on estate planning and estate administration, representing professionals, executives and small businesses owners.

    Michael works with clients on minimizing (and often eliminating) estate and gift taxes through the coordination of pension benefits, business assets and other assets in the estate plan while preserving the client's assets for future generations.

    He analyzes liquidity needs for the payment of estate tax, including the use of life insurance products, family limited partnerships, qualified personal residence trusts and generation-skipping trusts. Michael also advises individuals with regards to charitable giving including the formation of not-for-profit corporations. He has also worked on numerous estates and estate plans involving clients who have non-citizen spouses. Michael works closely with accountants, financial advisors and insurance underwriters using a "team approach" to identify the clients' goals and provide creative and appropriate solutions.

    Shawn Johnson
    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.


    Michael Markhoff
    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

  • Revisiting Behavior Guidance for the Young Endodontic Patient

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Zameera Fida, D.M.D.| The goal of this presentation will be to address how the parent/child relationship has changed and how to manage expectations for parents/caregivers during the course of endodontic care.

    CE: 1.0 

    Description:  With advancements in endodontic therapies and materials, younger patients may be seen in the endodontic office for vital pulp therapy and regenerative endodontic procedures. With changing parenting styles and patient expectations, endodontists may face challenges in managing these patients during treatment. The goal of this presentation will be to address how the parent/child relationship has changed and how to manage expectations for parents/caregivers during the course of endodontic care. Non-pharmacologic behavior guidance techniques will be reviewed as the majority of endodontists may not have access to sedation armamentarium. Strategies to easily and effectively implement these behavior guidance techniques will be addressed in order to alleviate the endodontist’s potential anxiety in managing pediatric patients.

    At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to: 

    • Evaluate critical first impressions in patient and parental behaviors which may result in behavior challenges during endodontic treatment
    • Discuss how parenting styles have changed in recent years and how societal norms influence dental treatments
    • Apply behavior guidance techniques within the context of endodontic therapy and be able to create a more positive interaction with pediatric patients

    Zameera Fida, D.M.D

    Zameera Fida, DMD, is a full-time staff member treating patients in the pediatric and endodontic clinics at Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Dentistry. She is board certified by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and holds the special distinction of being a Fellow of the AAPD. Dr. Fida received her certificate in pediatric dentistry from Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Dental Medicine and certificate in Endodontics at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She is currently board eligible for the American Board of Endodontics. She teaches at the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral level at Boston Children's and Harvard. She is the former Director of Predoctoral Pediatric Dentistry at Harvard. She also treats endodontic patients in an endodontic group practice, Limited To Endodontics, in Wellesley, MA. Dr. Fida is a reviewer for the journals Pediatric Dentistry and Journal of Dental Education. She has lectured locally and nationally on how to manage pediatric patients in a dental setting. She participates in various committees locally and nationally through the AAPD.  Her current research interests include management of endodontic issues in the immature permanent dentition, dental education, and early childhood caries prevention. She has authored, co-authored or edited over 30 journal articles, textbook chapters, online CE courses and formal presentations since the start of her career in 2010.

    Zameera Fida, D.M.D

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

  • COVID-19 Series: 10 Powerful Strategies to Increase Endo Production in the COVID-19 Era

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Roger P. Levin, D.D.S. | This presentation will focus on the 10 strategies that every endo practice can and must utilize to reinvent their practice management foundation, understand the pathway to recovery, attract new referrals and manage all of this with a whole new set of rules and regulations. Endodontists and their teams will need to rethink every aspect of the practice to be fully successful in a post-COVID-19 world.

    To register for this FREE webinar, please select "subscribe" to register. 

    CE: 1.0 

    Description:Production will be the number one factor that will determine the length, depth, and success of an endodontic practice’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. How quickly endo practices adapt to today’s radically changed business environment will impact them for years to come. Join Dr. Roger Levin for an insightful, up-to-the-minute look at what is and isn’t working for endodontists in the post-COVID era.

    This presentation will focus on the 10 strategies that every endo practice can and must utilize to reinvent their practice management foundation, understand the pathway to recovery, attract new referrals and manage all of this with a whole new set of rules and regulations. Endodontists and their teams will need to rethink every aspect of the practice to be fully successful in a post-COVID-19 world.

    • List the 10 strategies developed by Levin Group that will immediately improve endo practice performance, production and the rate of post-COVID-19 recovery.
    • Explain how systems and scripting such as scheduling, handling emergencies, referring doctor management, case presentation, managing insurance, customer service and other key practice production factors need to change.
    • Identify the leadership qualities that virtually guarantee success under any economic condition.

    Roger P. Levin, D.D.S.

    Dr. Roger P. Levin is the CEO of Levin Group, a leading dental management consulting firm. Founded in 1985, Levin Group has worked with over 30,000 dental practices. Dr. Levin is one of the most sought-after educators in dentistry and is a leading authority on dental practice success and sustainable growth. Through extensive research and cutting-edge innovation, Dr. Levin is a recognized expert on propelling practices into the top 10%. He has authored 65 books and over 4,000 articles on dental practice management and marketing.

    Dr. Levin sits on the editorial board of 5 prominent dental publications and has been named as one of the “Leaders in Dentistry” by Dentistry Today magazine for the last 15 years. He was recently named one of the “32 Most Influential People in Dentistry” by Incisal Edge magazine and voted Best Dental Consultant by the readers of Drbicuspid.com. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Time magazine and isthe creator of the Levin Group Tip of the Day which has over 30,000 subscribers.

    Roger P. Levin, D.D.S. 

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

  • COVID-19 Series: CDC Guidance for Dental Settings

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Michele Neuburger, DDS, MPH | This webinar will provide an overview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response.

    To register for this FREE webinar, please select "subscribe" to register. 

    CE: 1.0 

    Description: This webinar will provide an overview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response

    • Review CDC’s Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response.
    • Provide an update of CDC resources for dental health care personnel.
    • Discuss frequently asked questions received during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Michele Neuburger, DDS, MPH

    Dr. Michele Neuburger is a dental officer in CDC’s Division of Oral Health (DOH). Dr. Neuburger joined the division in February 2015, where she focuses on issues related to infection prevention and control and dental public health. She holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and a Master of Public Health degree from the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, located in AtlantaIn addition, she completed a dental public health residency and a research fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health. She is currently serving on CDC’s Health Systems and Worker Safety Task Force for the COVID-19 response. 

    Michele Neuburger, DDS, MPH

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

  • COVID-19 Series: Respiratory Protection During Dental Care

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Eve Cuny, MS; Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP | This program will review the administrative, work practice and engineering controls, and PPE recommended for dental professionals.

    To register for this FREE webinar, please select "subscribe" to register. 

    CE: 1.0 

    Description: 

    As dental care resumes while the cases of COVID-19 continue, it is more important than ever to ensure all care providers are practicing appropriate respiratory protection.  Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest an approach in which each dental practice or clinic evaluate the materials and devices that work best for them, and implement a layered approach to providing a safe care environment.  This program will review the administrative, work practice and engineering controls, and PPE recommended for dental professionals. 

    • Describe the CDC guidelines for respiratory protection during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Evaluate administrative, engineering, and work practice control intended to prevention respiratory disease transmission.
    • Explain the requirements of an OSHA-required respiratory protection program. 

    Eve Cuny, M.S.

    Eve Cuny is the Director of Environmental Health and Safety and Associate Professor at University of the Pacific, Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California where she is also Assistant Dean for Global Relations. Ms. Cuny is a member of the National Occupational Research Agenda Council, and has served as a reviewer and subject matter expert for CDC.  She has worked in the area of dental infection prevention and patient safety for the past 30 years.  Ms. Cuny is a member of the board of directors of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP).

    Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP

    Kathy Eklund is the Director of Occupational Health and Safety, and the Forsyth Research Subject & Patient Safety Advocate at The Forsyth Institute. She is adjunct faculty at Regis College, Dental Hygiene Program where she teaches a senior level course.  Evidence-Based Decision Making. Ms. Eklund serves as faculty for the New England AIDS Education and Training Centers and HIVdent.org.  Ms. Eklund is the 2017-2019 Chair of the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) Board of Directors and a consultant the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Dental Practice.   Over the past 35 years, Ms. Eklund has published papers and contributed to several texts on infection control and safety. She is an author of the CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings- 2003.  Ms. Eklund has lectured nationally and internationally on these topics.


    Eve Cuny, MS

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

    Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP 

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

  • Root Canal Obturation: Changing Philosophy?

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/03/2020

    Root canal obturation is a critical step in non-surgical root canal treatment. However, the materials and techniques used in obturation have remained relatively stagnant until recently. With the introduction of newer materials and a trend of a more conservative access canal preparation, new opportunities and challenges began to emerge in obturation. This presentation is designed to discuss the emerging obturation concepts, materials and techniques; provide evidence-based clinical guidance for endodontists to meet today’s challenges in root canal obtuation and achieve a more predictable treatment outcome.

    CE: 0.75

    Root canal obturation is a critical step in non-surgical root canal treatment.  However, the materials and techniques used in obturation have remained relatively stagnant until recently. With the introduction of newer materials and a trend of a more conservative access canal preparation, new opportunities and challenges began to emerge in obturation. This presentation is designed to discuss the emerging obturation concepts, materials and techniques; provide evidence-based clinical guidance for endodontists to meet today’s challenges in root canal obtuation and achieve a more predictable treatment outcome.   

    At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to: 

    • Review the principles, history and the current status of root canal obturation.
    • Discuss the properties and clinical applications of new obturation materials.
    • Review in vitro and clinical evidence on various obturation methods.

    Jenny He, D.M.D., Ph.D.

    Clinical Associate Professor

    Dr. Jenny He received her dental degree from West China University of Medical Sciences in 1996, and a certificate in Endodontics and a PhD in Oral Biology from the University of Connecticut Health Center in 2003. Dr. He has been actively involved in endodontic education, research, and clinical practice. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, and a fellow of the American College of Dentists. She has published over 40 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and has served on the Research and Scientific Affairs committee for the AAE and the scientific advisory board of the Journal of Endodontics.

    Dr. He is currently a clinical associate professor at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry, and maintains a full-time private practice limited to Endodontics in Dallas, TX.

    Jenny He, D.M.D, Ph.D. 

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

  • How to Lose a Referral in 10 Ways

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/03/2020

    Endodontists, by and large, rely on referrals from other practitioners to maintain patient flow. If referral management is done well, it can enhance patient care and minimize patient management problems. If it is not done well, it can result in poor practice performance and the loss of confidence by the local dental community in an endodontic practice. This presentation will review the overall relationship between the GP and the specialist and offer 10 things to avoid so that your relationships with your referrals stay strong.

    CE: 1

    Description

    Endodontists, by and large, rely on referrals from other practitioners to maintain patient flow. If referral management is done well, it can enhance patient care and minimize patient management problems. If it is not done well, it can result in poor practice performance and the loss of confidence by the local dental community in an endodontic practice. This presentation will review the overall relationship between the GP and the specialist and offer 10 things to avoid so that your relationships with your referrals stay strong.

    At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to: 

    • Explain what it is that general practitioners want and need from their Endodontist.
    • Describe updates on the most effective ways to maintain optimum referral relationships.
    • Avoid the 10 common errors that can drive referrals away from an endodontic practice.

    Robert Roda, D.D.S., M.S.

    Dr. Robert Roda runs a private endodontic practice in Scottsdale, Ariz., and is a visiting lecturer at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health.

    An AAE member since 1991, Dr. Roda is a past-president and currently serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Endodontics. He has previously served on multiple committees at the AAE. He has also served on the AAE Foundation board of trustees and scientific advisory board, and he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 1998.

    In addition to his leadership in the AAE, Dr. Roda is an endodontic consultant with the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners, past-president of the Arizona Dental Association and previously held positions within the American Dental Association. Dr. Roda is a noted speaker on endodontics and has co-authored the chapter on non-surgical retreatment in the current edition of Pathways of the Pulp.

    Dr. Roda received his D.D.S. from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and his M.S. in oral biology and Certificate in Endodontics from Baylor College of Dentistry.

    Robert Roda, D.D.S., M.S. 

    In accordance with this policy, I declare I have a past or present proprietary or relevant financial relationship or receive gifts in kind (including soft intangible remuneration), consulting position or affiliation, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, as indicated: Stockholder/ownership interest: CHD Bioscience; Consultant, Honorarium, Dentsply Endodontics

  • Periodontal Surgical Pearls for the Endodontist

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/03/2020

    Dental implants are an important evolution in oral rehabilitation. However, many teeth which were once predictably maintained are being extracted. Endodontic surgery is frequently the ideal treatment option for patients desiring to preserve their dentition. With the advent of Targeted Endodontic Microsurgery and other novel surgical techniques, endodontists are performing surgery with greater accuracy and in locations not previously attempted. This session will evaluate anatomic considerations, common periodontal surgical procedures, and multidisciplinary surgical treatment modalities when performing dentoalveolar surgery. Additionally factors impacting the long-term surgical outcomes will be reviewed.

    CE: 0.75

    Description

    Dental implants are an important evolution in oral rehabilitation. However, many teeth which were once predictably maintained are being extracted. Endodontic surgery is frequently the ideal treatment option for patients desiring to preserve their dentition. With the advent of Targeted Endodontic Microsurgery and other novel surgical techniques, endodontists are performing surgery with greater accuracy and in locations not previously attempted. This session will evaluate anatomic considerations, common periodontal surgical procedures, and multidisciplinary surgical treatment modalities when performing dentoalveolar surgery. Additionally factors impacting the long-term surgical outcomes will be reviewed.

    At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to: 

    • Identify important anatomic and periodontal considerations when performing apical surgery.
    • Describe various multidisciplinary surgical options for preserving teeth and avoiding dental extractions.
    • Formulate surgical treatment plans to address common periodontal conditions.

    Joseph McCombs, D.D.S., M.S.

    Dr. Joseph K. McCombs attended dental school at the University of Maryland.  He completed a residency in periodontics at the US Air Force Postgraduate Dental School and University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio Texas.  Following graduation, he spent four years on faculty as a periodontics instructor at the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  His next assignment was at the Periodontics Residency where he was the Director of Postgraduate Education, Research and Program Director.  He currently maintains a private practice in the Coeur d'Alene Idaho area.  

    Joseph McCombs, D.D.S., M.S. 

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.