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08/07/2013

CDA Presents offers programs for dental staff


From lectures on learning how to preserve optimal instrument design while sharpening to communication techniques to create better patient case acceptance — there are a number of learning opportunities for dental staff at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco.  

The CDA Presents Board of Managers wants to make sure all attendees, including staff, have the opportunity to learn from the most successful names in dentistry. At CDA Presents on Aug. 15-17 at the Moscone Center, office staff will glean some key takeaways, said Del Brunner, DDS, chair of the CDA Presents Board of Managers.

CDA Presents is all about helping dentists and their entire teams stay current on the latest dental technology and techniques, and I think we have identified some very informational lectures for staff,” Brunner said.

Lecture opportunities for staff:

 

Friday, August 16

The Agony of the Code: Insurance Made Easy
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Room: Moscone South 304
Presented by Teresa Duncan, MS

Learn how to manage your insurance cycle effectively, understand basic dental coding, including explanation of the most common procedures encountered in a dental office, and how to handle insurance narratives and appeals.

Instrument Sharpening, Never A Dull Moment
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Room: Moscone South 224/226
Presented by Nancy L. Andrews, RDH, BS  

Learn how to preserve optimal instrument design while sharpening, how to practice with and compare various hand-sharpening techniques, and use and compare various mechanical sharpening devices.

Principle-based Periodontal Therapy and Treatment Planning: Getting Great Results One Patient at a Time
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and continues 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Room: Moscone South 305
Presented by Kim Miller, RDH, BSDH

Learn how to utilize diagnostic screenings and quickly identify active periodontal infection and risk for disease progression, how to use enhanced communication techniques that break through common patient objections for better case acceptance, and gain a better understanding of how to apply the four-pronged approach for customized comprehensive treatment plans.

Successful Systems for A/R and Insurance Management
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Room: Moscone South 304
Presented by Teresa Duncan, MS 

Learn how to establish internal credit guidelines, build successful treatment and financial options presentation skills, and manage your practice’s insurance cycle.

Ergonomics: The Art of Protective Positioning
3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Room: Moscone South 307
Presented by Nancy L. Andrews, RDH, BS

Learn to how to evaluate physical signs and symptoms of cumulative trauma disorders, how to understand the physiology of representative cumulative trauma disorders, and how to practice and evaluate stretches, exercises and strategies to reduce work-related injury.

 

Saturday, August 17

Foundations of Dental Office Management
8:00 a.m. –10:00 a.m.
Room: Moscone South 302
Presented by Teresa Duncan, MS

Learn how to manage your practice for financial success, how to structure an effective team, and discover your leadership style.

To Use or Not to Use: Seamless Product and Technology Integration for the Dental Hygienist
11:00 a.m. –1:30 p.m.
Room: Moscone South 306
Presented by Kim Miller, RDH, BSDH

Learn how to divide the hygiene hour into manageable chunks according to each patient’s priority of care, discover new products, technology and communication skills available to enhance dental hygiene services, and learn how to incorporate products and technology into daily treatment.

Confronting Epidemics and Evolving Pathogens
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Room: Moscone South 306
Presented by Nancy L. Andrews, RDH, BS

Learn how to identify and present emerging disease risks of importance to dentistry, be informed of key decision criteria needed to prepare for unexpected risks, and how to apply infection control and safety strategies to usual and unusual disease risks.

CDA Presents will feature more than 100 lectures and workshops and an exhibit hall packed with more than 350 companies that spotlighted several innovative products.

For more information and to register, visit cdapresents.com.



Topics: CDA Presents