March 9, 2020

Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD
New Aspects of Dentistry

Total CEs: 6 credit hours

Location: Distillery 244 in Old Town – 244 N. Mosley, Wichita

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (doors open at 8:00 a.m.)

Lunch and snacks provided for each registrant.

About Dr. Christensen

Gordon J. Christensen is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Practical Clinical Courses (PCC), Chief Executive Officer of Clinicians Report Foundation (CR), and a Practicing Prosthodontist in Provo, Utah.

Gordon and Dr. Rella Christensen are co-founders of the non-profit CLINICIANS REPORT FOUNDATION (previously named CRA).  Currently, Dr. Rella Christensen is the Director of the TRAC Research Division of the CR Foundation.  Since 1976, they have conducted research in all areas of dentistry and published the findings to the profession in the well-known CRA Newsletter now called CLINICIANS REPORT.

Gordon’s degrees include DDS, University of Southern California; MSD, University of Washington; Ph.D., University of Denver; and two honorary doctorates. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah, School of Dentistry.  Gordon has presented thousands of hours of continuing education globally, made hundreds of educational videos used throughout the world, and published widely.

 

Lecture:

New Aspects of Dentistry (AGD Code 010)

This fast moving course includes the areas of dentistry with the most activity and change in any given year. It is easily understood and has numerous summaries that help attendees to interpret the ongoing advancements in the profession. The course encourages audience participation, and questions and answers and is presented in an enjoyable and humorous manner.

 

The hottest aspects in the following topics will be included in the planned program depending on the interests of the participants in your group, the popularity of topics at the time of your program, and the time available, possibly including CAD/CAM, endodontics, laboratory technology, occlusion, operative dentistry, oral & maxillofacial radiology, periodontics, prosthodontics, technology, etc….

 

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion, attendees should be able to:

  • List the most important and useful new techniques in the general topics discussed
  • Implement those aspects of the course most applicable to your practice

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February 10, 2020

Maryjane L. Bruning, RDH, BS.
Infection Control & OSHA Review for the Oral Health Care Setting

Total CEs: 6 credit hours (satisfies OSHA Requirements)

Location: Distillery 244 in Old Town – 244 N. Mosley, Wichita

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (doors open at 8:00 a.m.)

Lunch and snacks provided for each registrant.

About Maryjane Bruning

Ms. Bruning is a 1982 graduate from the Dental Hygiene Program at LSU-School of Dentistry.  She practiced clinical hygiene for 15 years and currently supervises the Central Sterilization Department at UMKC School of Dentistry.  She serves as the chairperson on the Committee for Infection Control and is an active member of OSAP (Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention).

 

 

 

Lecture:

Infection Control & OHSA Review for the Oral Health Care Setting (AGD Code 148)

This course offers a review of the CDC guidelines and OSHA and explains the need for a designated Infection Control Officer.  Attendees will also learn how to effectively use infection prevention checklists, hear about the importance of maintaining safe dental unit waterlines, and improve competencies on the Hazard Communication Standards.

 

Learning Objectives:

After this course, participants should have an understanding of:

  • Principles of infection control, sterilization, and disinfection
  • Chairside infection control
  • Occupational exposure
  • Water unit lines
  • Hazardous communication

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November 11, 2019

Location: Scottish Rite Center at 332 E. 1st Street North, Wichita

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (doors open at 8:00 a.m.)

Lunch and snacks provided for each registrant.

Dr. Chris P. Farrugia
Medical Billing for the Dental Practice: Fact or Fiction?

Total CEs: 3 credit hours (Additional 3 hour course on practice management offered same day by Mary Govoni)

Mary Govoni, CDA, RDH, MBA
Conquering Conflict on the Dental Team: Ending the War between the “Front” and the “Back”

Total CEs: 3 credit hours (Additional 3 hour course on billing offered same day by Dr. Chris Farrugia)

About Dr. Farrugia

Dr. Chris P. Farrugia is a speaker, teacher, and leader in digital dentistry. An early adopter of digital CAD/CAM technology, Dr. Farrugia added CT to his practice in 2011. He trains dentists nationwide who want to advance their practices with CAD/CAM digital restorative techniques, digital imaging and successfully access medical benefits for their services. Dr. Farrugia is a graduate from the Emory University of Dentistry and an alumnus of LD Pankey Institute. He has been a CEREC Chairside user since 2000, a CEREC inLab user since 2009, and a Certified CEREC Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Trainer. Dr. Farrugia is the owner of Artistic Dental Laboratory Services, past Medical Director of Pensacola Imaging, and author of the Successful Medical Billing series of books and multiple articles on medical billing for dentists.

Lecture:

Medical Billing for the Dental Practice: Fact or Fiction? (AGD code 550)

Dental practices are filled with patients that pay premiums for medical insurance policies that have benefits available for services they render. Accessing medical benefits requires the dental office to step out of their “dentocentric” view of their practice and into a medical view. In this presentation, dentists/dental practices will learn to separate the medical portion of their services from the dental, identify when to file for medically necessary services, and medical claim submission protocols.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the basis for medical billing for dental practices
  • Learn what can and should be billed to medical insurance
  • Learn basic medical insurance terminology and concepts necessary for payment
  • Understand the medical claims cycle
  • Understand Medical Necessity for claims
  • Learn ICD and CPT coding basics for exams, radiographs, and CT

About Mary Govoni

Mary Govoni is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and consultant, working with dental teams for over 40 years on clinical efficiency, infection prevention, ergonomics, and team communication.

Mary is known for her practical approaches to implementing systems and protocols to enhance practice efficiency and communication. Her areas of expertise are OSHA and HIPAA compliance, patient safety, privacy, and data security; as well as ergonomics and conflict resolution for dental teams.

 

She’s a past president of the American Dental Assistants Association, a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association, a member of the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention, the Academy of Dental Management Consultants and the Speaking and Consulting Network. She has published numerous articles in Dental Economics, The Dental Assistant Journal, RDH Magazine, Dentistry Today, Inside Dentistry and many others.

Lecture:

Conquering Conflict on the Dental Team: Ending the War between the “Front” and the “Back” (AGD Code 550)

Have you ever heard members of your team say things like “if only the back office understood that our job is much more than just answering the phone”? Or “we wish the front office appreciated how hard we work back here”? Do you frequently hear team members say: “it’s not my job!”? These are common signs of unresolved conflicts between the administrative and clinical teams in the practice.  Left unresolved, these conflicts can negatively impact team morale, patient satisfaction, productivity, profitability, and the overall success of the practice.

 

In this course, participants will learn to recognize potential areas of conflict, what causes it, and how to implement a system for conflict resolution based on shared responsibilities and accountability. Participants will also learn the importance of developing and following consistent protocols for enhancing the patient care experience and creating a team environment with less tension and stress.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Define conflict in the context of the workplace
  • Learn techniques for conflict resolution
  • Identify common causes of miscommunication and conflict between the clinical and business teams in dental practices
  • Implement strategies for creating a seamless treatment experience for patients

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