fbpx

VIRTUAL FRIDAY’S

TUITION: $99 PER COURSE
CONNECT MEMBERS: ONE FREE TUITION PER COURSE

3 Live Lecture CE Credits Per Course
9:00am Central | 10:00am Eastern | 7:00am Pacific

Dive into more in depth topics that are trending in dentistry. These three hour virtual courses will be the core of our education content and will offer multiple speakers to complement the material presented. Topics will vary and will include business strategies, clinical efficiency, restorative dentistry, treatment planning, pharmacology, implants and hygiene productivity.

These courses are three hours long.

Register for all five Virtual Friday’s and save $96 on tuition and earn 15 CE Credits!

"IMPLANTOPIA": UTOPIA OR DYSTOPIA IN DENTAL IMPLANTOLOGY - IT'S ALL IN THE PLANNING

Friday, September 25th, 2020
3 Live Lecture CE Credits
Subject Code 690
No Prerequisites

COURSE DESCRIPTION & OBJECTIVES

Audience: This course was created for doctors. 

This course will be moderated by: Jeffrey W Horowitz DMD, FAGD, D-ABDSM

Restorative therapy for dental implantology has been described as everything from a “slam-dunk” to complicated. At times, this discipline has been referred to as entirely frustrating. Why is there such a disparity in perspectives on restoring dental implants? The bottom line…planning.  In this Friday Super-Symposium, two distinct perspectives will be offered on this topic. In part one, Utopia will be described using a comprehensive planning approach to implant prosthetics. In part two, Dystopia will be discussed along with the “what-if” perspective when things do not go as planned. This will be followed by a panel discussion along with an extended question/answer period for the participants.

Objectives:

Part One – “Utopia” –  Chad Duplantis, DDS, FAGD

In these symposia presentations, the following topics will be discussed:

  • Implant diagnostics and considerations.
  • Developing a full team approach through appropriate communication… digitally!
  • Restorative options and considerations for single units and implant bridges.

Part Two  –  “Dystopia” –  Miles Cone, DMD, CDT, FACP

  • Communication with the laboratory including critical material choices, restorative philosophies, and shade selection.
  • Worst-case scenarios in treatment planning.
  • Fixed, Removable and combined implant prosthetics.
  • Patient Case-studies (Good-bad examples)

Part Three  –  Live Panel Discussion – Chad Duplantis, DDS, FAGD. Miles Cone, DMD, CDT, FACP, Jeffrey W. Horowitz, DMD, FAGD

  • Round-Table discussion on implant perspectives
  • Question/Answer period
SPEAKERS - DR. JEFF HOROWITZ - DR. MILES CONE - DR. CHAD DUPLANTIS

Moderator: Dr. Jeff Horowitz, DMD, FAGD, D-ABDSM completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh and earned his DMD degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed a general practice residency at the Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ. In 1992, Dr. Horowitz founded the Carolina Center for Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry, a multi-disciplinary group practice. His main interests are cosmetic smile rehabilitation, complex restorative cases, treatment of sleep disordered breathing, orthodontics and TMJ disorders. An admitted C.E. “Junkie”, Dr. Horowitz has earned fellowship from the AGD where he is actively involved as a past-president and delegate for South Carolina. He serves as a mentor at the Kois Center for Advanced Dental Studies, is a key opinion leader and lecturer for the Catapult Group, and is an instructor for Sleep Group Solutions. His dental affiliations include the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Orthodontic Society, the American Dental Association, the American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine, the Carolina Sleep Society, American Equilibration Society, and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.

Dr. Chad Duplantis, DDS, FAGD received his D.D.S. degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School in 1999.

He continued with Post doctorate training at Baylor College of Dentistry, earning a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry in 2000. He has also applied for, and been confirmed for his Fellowship degree from the Academy of General Dentistry this coming July. He has been in private practice since 2000 in the North Fort Worth, Texas area. In private practice, he treats all ages with an emphasis on restorative and aesthetic dentistry.

Dr. Duplantis is a member of Catapult Educations Speakers Bureau and has been a member of several Aesthetic and Restorative Continuums, most recently the Spear Education Study Club. Dr. Duplantis has always had an interest in “high-tech” dentistry and has been incorporating CAD/CAM technology in his practice since 2004. Formerly a CEREC user, he is now a user of the 3M TrueDefinition Oral Scanner, the iTero Intraoral Scanner, and the Glidewell Laboratories fastdesign.io mill. Dr. Duplantis has also written several articles regarding digital dentistry for various dental publications. He has helped 3M and Glidewell on various projects regarding the scanner an mills, and is a member of the panel of experts on the website TrueDefDoctors.com. He is also a clinical consultant for Glidewell Laboratories.

Dr. Miles R. Cone, DMD, CDT, FACP is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and completed a three year Prosthodontic residency program while serving in the United States Army before being honorably discharged as a field grade officer in the rank of Major. In addition to achieving board certification and diplomate status within his specialty, Dr. Cone has also successfully challenged all the requirements necessary to earn his designation as a Certified Dental Technician. Currently, Dr. Cone’s career in civilian life revolves around his dual role as the owner of Nuance Dental Specialists, a private practice dental clinic limited to prosthetic dentistry in the heart of Portland, ME, and his role as Editor in Chief of the American College of Prosthodontists quarterly Publication, The Messenger. When Dr. Cone is not at the chair, in the classroom teaching, or at the lab bench, he can be found lecturing on the international circuit, publishing extensively in peer-reviewed journals, and serving as a Key Opinion Leader for GC America, Amann Girrbach, Smile Line, VP Innovato Holdings, BISCO Dental, Owl Bracket, Garrison Dental Solutions, Kettenbach Dental, SDI, Zest Dental Solutions, Keystone Implants, Pascal International, and Catapult Education.

Drs. Jeff Horowitz, Miles Cone, and Chad Duplantis received an honorarium for their time preparing and presenting this webinar from Midway Education Center. Midway Education Center would like to disclose  that the material presented in this webinar was created for educational purposes only and will not be used to promote the products or services of the sponsor or webinar host company directly. Instructors are advised that when appropriate, to mention a generic overview of the technologies and products mentioned in this webinar to present a balanced view of all options available and to promote improvements in dental practice management free from commercial bias. Speakers are advised when necessary to support all scientific claims throughout the lecture with research driven data and to disclose to the participants at the beginning of the webinar any commercial support or relationships with potential sponsor companies or commercial entities.

REAL WORLD APPLICATION FOR THE PROFESSIONAL HYGIENIST IN THE NEW NORMAL

Friday, October 9th, 2020
3 Live Lecture CE Credits
Subject Code 490 
No Prerequisites

COURSE DESCRIPTION & OBJECTIVES

Audience: This course was created for doctors and hygienists. 

Learn from two hygienists that are living this new normal every day! Amber Auger & Nicole Fortune will walk you through the trials and tribulations of today’s hygiene world.  Dr. Lou Graham will also weigh in on how the doctor/hygienist relationship has changed to address the challenges of the current dental environment. Together these three dental clinicians will enlighten you to how best to navigate and work together to create a better work environment while putting patient care first.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify technologies to improve the workflow and reduce occupational risks during the hygiene appointment
  • Discover best homecare regimens to reduce patient inflammation
  • Review effective case presentations to improve hand-offs and save time during the dentist examination
  • Review techniques for sharpening instruments
  • Review hand instrument techniques
  • Identify how to best manage periodontal disease
SPEAKERS - AMBER AUGER, RDH, MPH - NICOLE FORTUNE, RDH - DR. LOU GRAHAM

Amber Auger, RDH, MPH is a practicing dental hygienist and clinical innovations implementation specialist. She specializes in taking the latest science and creating customized protocols to meet your practice’s goals. With over 15 years of experience in the dental industry, Amber provides practical protocols for technology implementation, refocuses on the patient experience, and utilizes systemic approaches to Periodontal Therapy. Amber is the 2019 Award of Distinction recipient, ALD Certified laser trainer, a monthly contributor to RDH Magazine, featured author for Dentistry IQ, Editor of RDH Graduate Newsletter, and host of #AskAmberRDH. Amber also provides preventive services abroad yearly and is always seeking dental professionals to join her team. Amber can be reached through email at AmberAugerRDH@gmail.com

 

 

Nicole Fortune is a highly regarded dental hygienist, educator and professional speaker who has gained industry-wide recognition for her advanced knowledge of periodontics and peri-implantitis.  As a practicing hygienist, Nicole believes the best patient care happens when combining her dental hygiene knowledge with the latest technology. She holds many certifications including CO2, Diode and Nd:Yag laser certification. She is currently the only dental professional in Vermont who is certified in Perioscopy. Nicole’s dedication to patient care excellence, industry knowledge, and technological acumen earned her the title of Vermont’s Dental Hygienist of the Year for 2017.  She is a member of many professional groups including The Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention. She earned her dental hygiene degree at the University of Vermont and holds a MBA from Champlain College.

 

 

Dr. Lou Graham, DDS is the Clinical Director of the Midway Education Center (MEC). He is also a global dental educator and is the founder of Catapult Group, a continuing education company that reviews dental products and hosts educational events in interactive formats. Dr. Graham is a published author in major dental journals and is now emphasizing that ‘a new norm’ is hitting dentistry both during and after the COVID-19 crisis. Dr. Graham maintains a private practice in Chicago, IL.

 

 

 

 

Midway Education Center would like to disclose that the material presented in this webinar was created for educational purposes only and will not be used to promote the products or services of the sponsor or webinar host company directly. Instructors are advised that when appropriate, to mention a generic overview of the technologies and products mentioned in this webinar to present a balanced view of all options available and to promote improvements in dental practice management free from commercial bias. Speakers are advised when necessary to support all scientific claims throughout the lecture with research driven data and to disclose to the participants at the beginning of the webinar any commercial support or relationships with potential sponsor companies or commercial entities.

This course is sponsored by:

PRACTICE & BUSINESS MANAGEMENT IN A POST-COVID WORLD

Friday, October 23rd, 2020
3 Live Lecture CE Credits
Subject Code 550
No Prerequisites

COURSE DESCRIPTION & OBJECTIVES

Audience: This course was created for doctors and dental team members.

Every dental practice, owner doctor, associate doctor, and team member has been impacted by COVID-19.  As we begin the last quarter of 2020 and the known and unknown challenges that lie ahead, we will discuss strategies to help you develop a road map for your practice and easy to use tools for implementation.  2021 is on the horizon; regaining and exceeding your practice’s profitability is within reach.

Objectives:

  • Getting back to planning and re-build your road map; what are your 1, 3 and 5 year goals for you personally and for your practice
  • How to set your practice budget for the upcoming year
  • How to determine realistic goals and benchmarking for your practice in 2021
  • What steps do I need to implement now to ensure I have a solid and profitable 2021
  • Should you plan for a Fee Increase in 2021? Are you doing all you can to maximize insurance reimbursement?
  • What is your target New Patient market for the upcoming year?
  • Office systems review; what systems need to be established or re-established in your practice to ensure your benchmarks are achieved.
  • How to track your success and make needed modifications to office systems along the way
  • “Keep the Main thing the Main thing”: Daily checklist for your Office Manager to help keep priorities top of mind, the team accountable, and the practice on track.
  • How is your office culture? What do you need to do now to ensure your team is strong, and communicating well.
  • When a few simple and straightforward steps are implemented, accountability improves, and the practice will achieve its profitability goals.
SPEAKERS - MEGHAN CONGER - MIKE WHITE

Meghan has developed her expertise of the dental industry over the past 20 years, her background comprised of leadership roles in DSO organizations and independent private practice alike has cultivated a skill set that encompasses all aspects of the dental arena.  Supporting countless dentists develop thriving dental practices and engaged teams, she knows that without good business skills and support systems practices suffer.  As a faculty member at Marquette University School of Dentistry, she has had an opportunity to manage the University’s practice management program and educate our future dental leaders on practice management.  Speaking on the business of dentistry to thousands of dentists and their teams across the U. S. for state and local dental societies, dental schools, and several of the nation’s top dental meetings. As a champion to her dental clients, her passion is in helping dentists realize their full practice potential by combining dental clinical skills with excellent business skills to create a profitable and enjoyable dental career.

 

Mike has developed a career of working with the entrepreneurial dentists over the last 10 years as a CPA and advisor to practices across the nation.  Mike has a passion for leading dentists to their own visions by helping develop strategic and management direction for their practice or DSO.  As an entrepreneur himself, starting his CPA firm at 25 years old and merging into CLA in 2018 to become one of the national dental leaders for the firm, Mike has a passion for seeing others achieve their goals.  It starts with telling the right story with your financial statements and Mike wants to ensure you tell the right story.  Mike has been speaking across the nation at various dental and DSO conferences for the last 5 years speaking about legal and accounting structure, Key Performance Indicators, and Telling your Story through financial statements.

This webinar was sponsored by CLA and DDA. Meghan Conger and Mike White received an honorarium for their time preparing and presenting this webinar from CLA. Midway Education Center would like to make known that the material presented in this webinar was created for educational purposes only and will not be used to promote the products or services of the sponsor company directly. Instructors are advised that when appropriate, to mention a generic overview of the technologies and products mentioned in this webinar to present a balanced view of all options available and to promote improvements in dental practice management free from commercial bias. Speakers are advised when necessary to support all scientific claims throughout the lecture with research driven data and to disclose to the participants at the beginning of the webinar any commercial support or relationships with potential sponsor companies or commercial entities.

This course is sponsored by:

"BREAD AND BUTTER" - ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE AND EFFICIENCY IN RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY

Friday, November 6th, 2020
3 Live Lecture CE Credits
Subject Code 250
No Prerequisites

COURSE DESCRIPTION & OBJECTIVES

Audience: This course was created for doctors and dental assistants.

For most general dentists, traditional restorative dentistry accounts for a large percentage of the revenues earned in practice. While there are many interesting disciplines that a G.P. can learn, mastering the “bread and butter” procedures can make dentistry more predictable, profitable and enjoyable. In this virtual super-symposium, three nationally recognized practitioner/educators will share their perspectives on everything from diagnosis to execution of the most common procedures, along with perspectives on troubleshooting common errors. A live panel discussion and question/answer session will follow.

In these symposia presentations, the following topics will be discussed:

Part 1:  “Diagnostics and Technology to Streamline Patient Care”  with Sam Halabo, DMD

  1. Diagnostic steps for higher treatment acceptance & collection
  2. Office efficiency skills that lead to immediate success
  3. How to use technology to streamline patient care

Part 2: “Eliminating the Pain Points in Contemporary Restorative Care” with Foroud Hakim DDS

  1. Addressing adhesive failures and sensitivity
  2. De- predictable shade matching
  3. Mastering clean margins for impressioning and scanning

Part 3:  “Indirect Pearls for Function and Esthetics”  with Peter Auster, DMD

  1. Learn how the latest zirconias (Y3 vs Y5 vs Hybrid) may help or hinder specific cases.
  2. Differentiating and selecting cements that make sense based on the application and current climate.
  3. Putting it all together: forging functionally sound esthetic dentistry
SPEAKERS - DR. SAM HALABO, DR. FOROUD HAKIM, DR. PETER AUSTER

Dr. Sam Halabo is an accomplished international speaker, author, and product evaluator. For over 20 years he has run a state-of-the-art private practice in San Diego, CA. He is a graduate of Boston University’s Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry and he completed a General Practice Residency at the Loma Linda Veterans Hospital.

Dr. Halabo is an adjunct faculty member at the University of California at San Diego and an Editor for ‘Inside Dentistry’ Magazine. He served as the director of dental care at the UCSD Homeless clinic in Pacific Beach, CA. He has been involved in product evaluations for both Catapult Education and Clinicians Report (CR) for many years and is proud and honored to share his knowledge and experience with those seeking to provide excellent dental care for their patients. Dr. Halabo lectures on a variety of topics with an emphasis on improving patient care and the Dentists’ enjoyment of their profession by combining technological and clinical advancements with the use of simple practice management tools.

He is a member of the San Diego County Dental Society, California Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Academy of Laser Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Foroud Hakim is a nationally recognized educator with a broad range of engaging topics from technology to all facets of restorative dentistry.  His passion for restorative dentistry and education has led him to maintain a thriving private practice as well as a teaching position at the University of the Pacific.

Dr. Hakim has balanced private practice and dental education for over 27 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has a true passion for restorative dentistry ranging from complex rehabilitation to optimally conservative, single tooth restoration. He is former Vice Chair of the Department of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences at University of the Pacific and has been a Director in the Esthetics, Implant and Complex Care Clinic at Pacific.

Dr. Hakim has lectured nationally and internationally in many venues including seminars, continuums and hands-on workshops on topics ranging from technology, esthetic dentistry, occlusion, smile design, CAD/CAM, photography, and adhesive and composite dentistry. Dr. Hakim has several publications and has authored two chapters in the 2010 text, Esthetic Dentistry in Clinical Practice from Blackwell Publishing.

Dr. Hakim earned his DDS in 1991 from Pacific and later went on to complete an MBA from his alma mater. He is a member of OKU dental honor society and past president of the Delta Delta Chapter. He is also a fellow and graduate of the ADEA Leadership Institute class of 2007 and sits on the board of Catapult Education. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Mana, two kids Ash and Tara, traveling, golf, fishing and competitive team sports.

Dr. Peter Auster continues thirty years of experience in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry in his private practice in Pomona, N.Y. He is a graduate of the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine. Dr. Auster has lectured from Portland, ME, to Portland, OR and internationally. He frequently participates in national podcasts, and webinars. He has been quoted in Women’s Health, OK!, Glam Bellezza, and Natural Health magazines and voted a “Top Dentist in the Hudson Valley by his peers for the last 10 years. He is published frequently.  His most recent article, “Evolution, Revolution: Groundbreaking Composite Dentistry” is the February, 2019 cover story of Dentistry Today Magazine.

He is a new Fellow of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Auster recently completed two terms on the board of directors of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and chair of their leadership committee.  Dr Auster is founder and past-president of the New York Affiliate of the AACD, the Greater New York Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is a “Dawson Scholar” and received a “Concept of Complete Dentistry Award” from the Dawson Academy. He is a member of Catapult Education, participating in product reviews and lecturing often.  He is very proud of his selection as an AACD Humanitarian of the Year and Certificate of International Voluntary Service from the ADA. Dr. Auster’s volunteer work includes 11 years of volunteer dentistry in Jamaica; Give Back a Smile; ADA Donated Dental Services, and Smiles for Life in which his office has contributed over $55,000 to children’s charities.

 

Drs. Halabo, Hakim and Auster received an honorarium for their time preparing and presenting this webinar from Midway Education Center. Midway Education Center would like to disclose that the material presented in this webinar was created for educational purposes only and will not be used to promote the products or services of the sponsor company directly. Instructors are advised that when appropriate, to mention a generic overview of the technologies and products mentioned in this webinar to present a balanced view of all options available and to promote improvements in dental practice management free from commercial bias. Speakers are advised when necessary to support all scientific claims throughout the lecture with research driven data and to disclose to the participants at the beginning of the webinar any commercial support or relationships with potential sponsor companies or commercial entities.

UNDERSTANDING THE VITAL ROLE OF MEDICAL HISTORY AND PHARMACOLOGY IN ORAL DIAGNOSIS: A ROAD-MAP FOR SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT PLANNING

Friday, December 4th, 2020
3 Live Lecture CE Credits
Subject Code 149
No Prerequisites

COURSE DESCRIPTION & OBJECTIVES

Audience: This course was created for doctors and dental assistants.

“Why do cases fail?” This is a question that most practitioners have asked of themselves. The answers can most often be revealed by the initial examination if the proper data is captured and understood. In this must-see symposium, three nationally recognized educators will offer a coordinated approach to gather and reconcile the essential data for comprehensive diagnosis. With this insight, a new perspective on treatment planning will be presented as well as an approach to reducing the future risk for recurrent disease. A dynamic live panel discussion and question/answer round-table will immediately follow the presentations.

Part 1; “The Phantom of the Operatory” Let Your Inner Voice Guide You to Great Patient Care! with Tom Viola , R.Ph., C.C.P.     

In this presentation, participants can expect to:

  • Discuss the family of cardiovascular diseases and the complex interplay with systemic inflammation and co-morbid diseases.
  • Review the classes of medications used in the treatment of cardiovascular disease along with their mechanisms of action, adverse reactions, dental considerations and potentially necessary treatment modifications.
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) and the various management strategies and treatment options available.
  • Review the classes of medications used in the treatment of PUD and GERD along with their mechanisms of action, adverse reactions, dental considerations and potentially necessary treatment modifications.
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of asthma and COPD and the various management strategies and treatment options available.
  • Review the classes of medications used in the treatment of asthma and COPD along with their mechanisms of action, adverse reactions, dental considerations and potentially necessary treatment modifications.
  • Describe the complex interplay of diabetes mellitus with oral-systemic inflammation and co-morbid diseases.
  • Review the classes of medications used in the treatment of diabetes along with their mechanisms of action, adverse reactions, dental considerations and potentially necessary treatment modifications.

Part 2: “Treatment Planning and Disease Management in Modern Practice: Expanding Your bag of Tricks!”  with Marc Geissberger, DDS

During this program practitioners will learn how to:

  • Diagnose a variety of complex clinical situations.
  • Understand the difference between a balanced oral environment and one that is susceptible to disease
  • Develop strategies that can be implemented in practice to help patients achieve oral balance
  • Develop a program for caries eradication that can be easily implemented into private practice
  • Learn new diagnostic and examination tools that lead to more complete treatment plan development

Part 3: “Embracing your “BFF” for Success.”  The Role of the Body, The Face and Function to Reduce Risk for Treatment Failures with Jeffrey W Horowitz, DMD, FAGD, D-ABDSM      

In this presentation, participants can expect to gain understanding on the following topics:

  • How to utilize risk management for treatment planning the restored or non-restored dentition.
  • The role of diagnostic imaging, records and testing in comprehensive diagnosis.
  • The role of airway and skeletal patterns in comprehensive diagnosis
  • How to differentiate occlusal disease from temporo-mandibular joint disorders.
SPEAKERS - DR. TOM VIOLA, DR. MARC GEISSBERGER, DR. JEFFREY HOROWITZ

Thomas Viola, R. Ph., C.C.P., the founder of “Pharmacology Declassified”, is a board-certified pharmacist who also serves the professions of dentistry as a clinical educator, professional speaker, and published author. Tom is a member of the faculty of 16 dental professional degree programs and has received several awards for outstanding teacher of the year. Tom has presented hundreds of continuing education courses to dental professionals, nationally and internationally, in the areas of oral pharmacology and local anesthesia and is well-known for his regular contributions to several dental professional journals. Through his informative, humorous, and engaging live seminars and webinars, Tom has earned his reputation as the go-to specialist for making pharmacology practical and useful for all members of the dental team.

 

 

Dr. Geissberger was born in San Francisco and raised in Marin County. He attended Marin Catholic High School. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California. After completing his undergraduate degree he attended the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1991. While in dental school he served as class president his first two years and as student body president during his final year. Additionally, he was elected into Omicron Kappa Upsilon and Tau Kappa Omega dental honor societies for scholastic excellence. In 1994 Dr. Geissberger earned a Masters of Arts in Educational Psychology from the University of the Pacific School of Education.

Dr. Geissberger has practiced in Marin since 1991.  He splits his time equally between his private practice and educating practicing dentists He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry and served as the Chair of the Department of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences at the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry for 15 years.  He has maintained a faculty appointment continuously since 1991.

Dr. Geissberger has been awarded fellowship in the International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He has won several teaching awards and completed a fellowship with the American Dental Education Association’s Leadership Institute. He has served as the President, President-Elect and Vice President of both the Supreme Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon and University of the Pacific’s Alumni Association.

Jeffrey W. Horowitz, DMD, FAGD, D-ABDSM, D-ASBA    Dr. Jeff Horowitz completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh and earned his dental degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. After completing a GPR at the Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, N.J., Dr Horowitz founded the Carolina Center for Advanced Dentistry, a multi-disciplinary group practice in the Conway/Myrtle Beach, SC area. He is also the founder and clinical director for Advanced Sleep and TMJ Centers.  His main interests include cosmetic smile rehabilitation, complex restorative cases, treatment of sleep disordered breathing, orthodontics and temporo-mandibular disorders.

An admitted C.E. “Junkie”,  Dr Horowitz is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry where he has served as a past-president for South Carolina and on the AGD Dental Education Council. Dr Horowitz also serves as a mentor and past scientific advisor at the Kois Center in Seattle, a key opinion leader/lecturer for Catapult Education, and as an instructor for Sleep Group Solutions. His affiliations include the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Sleep and Breathing Academy holding dual-diplomate status, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Orthodontic Society, the Piper Study Club, the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and the Wellness Dentistry Network. Dr. Horowitz lectures internationally, has been published in dental literature, and has contributed to many television news media reports.

 

Drs. Horowitz, Geissberger and Viola received an honorarium for their time preparing and presenting this webinar from Midway Education Center. Midway Education Center would like to disclose that the material presented in this webinar was created for educational purposes only and will not be used to promote the products or services of the sponsor company directly. Instructors are advised that when appropriate, to mention a generic overview of the technologies and products mentioned in this webinar to present a balanced view of all options available and to promote improvements in dental practice management free from commercial bias. Speakers are advised when necessary to support all scientific claims throughout the lecture with research driven data and to disclose to the participants at the beginning of the webinar any commercial support or relationships with potential sponsor companies or commercial entities.

TROUBLESHOOTING TUESDAY’S

TUITION: FREE
1 Live Lecture CE Credit per Course
6:30pm Central | 7:30pm Eastern | 4:30pm Pacific

All clinicans experience challenges in their practice that they wish there was a quick and easy solution to. Troubleshooting Tuesday’s will focus on highlighting tips and tricks to remedy these challenges. Whether that be shade matching, structuring bonuses, insurance coding, pain mangement and more, these quick courses will offer tools you can take back to your office and implement the next day!

These courses are one hour long.

"BACKBONE OF YOUR PRACTICE": IMPROVE PATIENT'S OVERALL ORAL HEALTH WHILE INCREASING THE PRODUCTIVITY OF YOUR HYGIENE DEPARTMENT

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
1 Live Lecture CE Credit
Subject Code 550
No Prerequisites

COURSE DESCRIPTION & OBJECTIVES

Audience: This course was created for doctors, hygienists and office management team. 

In light of Covid-19, a profitable and content hygiene team has become a challenge for many practices.  In this webinar we will take an in-depth look at how to regain and maintain profitability within your hygiene department.  As well as the significant positive impact of a soft tissue management program for your dental practice and your patient’s overall oral health.

 Course Objectives:

  • Tools will be provided to improve hygiene production per hour without “selling”
  • Evaluate proper benchmarks for your hygiene department
  • Come to a better understanding of what is an acceptable target % for Perio vs. Prophy for your practice’s patient base.
  • Learn how to lead and align your team to a soft tissue management program that will improve your patient’s overall health while also increasing your practice production and income.
  • Education and scripting to help your hygiene team improve their patient’s value on the soft tissue services they need to improve their health
  • Utilization of preventative and diagnostic coding to maximize the patient’s insurance benefit
  • Review how to assess and improve your recall program.
  • Creating and maintaining a positive culture with your hygiene team; build engagement and have awareness on what we do that pushes against it.
SPEAKER BIO - MEGHAN CONGER

Meghan has developed her expertise of the dental industry over the past 20 years, her background comprised of leadership roles in DSO organizations and independent private practice alike has cultivated a skill set that encompasses all aspects of the dental arena.  Supporting countless dentists develop thriving dental practices and engaged teams, she knows that without good business skills and support systems practices suffer.  As a faculty member at Marquette University School of Dentistry, she has had an opportunity to manage the University’s practice management program and educate our future dental leaders on practice management.  Speaking on the business of dentistry to thousands of dentists and their teams across the U. S. for state and local dental societies, dental schools, and several of the nation’s top dental meetings. As a champion to her dental clients, her passion is in helping dentists realize their full practice potential by combining dental clinical skills with excellent business skills to create a profitable and enjoyable dental career.

This webinar was sponsored by CLA and DDA. Meghan Conger received an honorarium for their time preparing and presenting this webinar from CLA. Midway Education Center would like to disclose that the material presented in this webinar was created for educational purposes only and will not be used to promote the products or services of the sponsor company directly or the affiliations of the speaker. Instructors are advised that when appropriate, to mention a generic overview of the technologies and products mentioned in this webinar to present a balanced view of all options available and to promote improvements in dental practice management free from commercial bias. Speakers are advised when necessary to support all scientific claims throughout the lecture with research driven data and to disclose to the participants at the beginning of the webinar any commercial support or relationships with potential sponsor companies or commercial entities.

This course is sponsored by:

PLAN-B: AN ECONOMICAL WAY TO MANAGE THE DIFFICULT SHADE MATCH

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
1 Live Lecture CE Credit
Subject Code 149
No Prerequisites

COURSE DESCRIPTION & OBJECTIVES

Audience: This course was created for doctors and dental assistants. 

Conventional shade matching protocols involve intraoral photographs taken with porcelain tabs held in the patient’s mouth adjacent to natural dentition or restorations. Frequently, however, the limits of shade tabs are exposed when the teeth that need to be emulated possess color variations and intrinsic properties not covered by the range of the currently available shade guides. This presentation will demonstrate predictable and economical methods to easily communicate with the dental laboratory utilizing light-cured, stain and glaze applications as well as custom shade tabs for fixed and removable restorations. These techniques and protocols will serve the clinician in decreasing costly remakes and improving the overall patient experience.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Review many of the current shortcomings that exist with shade communication between clinician and technician.
  • Establish the parameters of staining and glazing custom shade tabs, provisional crowns, interim single-unit removable prosthetics, and dental photography that aid in the delivery of well-matched ceramic and acrylic restorations.
  • Develop a case-specific armamentarium based on individual patient treatment needs.
  • Apply course concepts and techniques to current patient base.
SPEAKER BIO - DR. MILES CONES

Dr. Miles R. Cone is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and completed a three year Prosthodontic residency program while serving in the United States Army before being honorably discharged as a field grade officer in the rank of Major. In addition to achieving board certification and diplomate status within his specialty, Dr. Cone has also successfully challenged all the requirements necessary to earn his designation as a Certified Dental Technician. Currently, Dr. Cone’s career in civilian life revolves around his dual role as the owner of Nuance Dental Specialists, a private practice dental clinic limited to prosthetic dentistry in the heart of Portland, ME, and his role as Editor in Chief of the American College of Prosthodontists quarterly Publication, The Messenger. When Dr. Cone is not at the chair, in the classroom teaching, or at the lab bench, he can be found lecturing on the international circuit, publishing extensively in peer-reviewed journals, and serving as a Key Opinion Leader for GC America, Amann Girrbach, Smile Line, VP Innovato Holdings, BISCO Dental, Owl Bracket, Garrison Dental Solutions, Kettenbach Dental, SDI, Zest Dental Solutions, Keystone Implants, Pascal International, and Catapult Education.

Dr. Miles Cone received an honorarium for his time preparing and presenting this webinar from Midway Education Center. Midway Education Center would like to disclose that the material presented in this webinar was created for educational purposes only and will not be used to promote the products or services of the webinar host company directly. Instructors are advised that when appropriate, to mention a generic overview of the technologies and products mentioned in this webinar to present a balanced view of all options available and to promote improvements in dental practice management free from commercial bias. Speakers are advised when necessary to support all scientific claims throughout the lecture with research driven data and to disclose to the participants at the beginning of the webinar any commercial support or relationships with potential sponsor companies or commercial entities.

DENTAL INSURANCE BEYOND THE BASICS

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
1 Live Lecture CE Credit
Subject Code 550
No Prerequisites

COURSE DESCRIPTION & OBJECTIVES

Audience: This course was created for doctors and team members with experience in dental insurance.

Managing carriers and claims is tough! Today’s insurance coordinator is writing appeals, analyzing reports and managing participation. This class will help you understand the more advanced tasks required to manage insurance in your practice.

Attendees can expect:
• Report generation and analysis
• Best practices for appeals
• Participation discussions – is it working for you?

This webinar is 60 minutes long followed by 15-20 minutes of Q&A.

SPEAKER BIO - TERESA DUNCAN, MS

With over 20 years of healthcare experience, Teresa addresses topics such as Insurance Coding, Office Manager Training and Revenue Growth. Her memberships include the National Speakers Association and the National Association of Dental Plans. She has been named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry and is the author ofMoving Your Patients to Yes: Easy Insurance Conversationsas well as a contributing author to the ADA’s annual CDT Companion Guides. Her podcast “Nobody Told Me That!” provides regular coding and management updates. Teresa received her Master’s Degree in Healthcare Management.

This webinar was sponsored by CareCredit. Teresa Duncan, MS received an honorarium for her time preparing and presenting this webinar from Midway Education Center. Midway Education Center would like to disclose that the material presented in this webinar was created for educational purposes only and will not be used to promote the products or services of the sponsor or host company directly. Instructors are advised that when appropriate, to mention a generic overview of the technologies and products mentioned in this webinar to present a balanced view of all options available and to promote improvements in dental practice management free from commercial bias. Speakers are advised when necessary to support all scientific claims throughout the lecture with research driven data and to disclose to the participants at the beginning of the webinar any commercial support or relationships with potential sponsor companies or commercial entities.

This course is sponsored by:

PRODUCT MONDAY’S

TUITION: FREE

1 Live Lecture CE Credit per course

6:30pm Central | 7:30pm Eastern | 4:30pm Pacific

With the speed at which dental products and technologies are released and updated in today’s market, these one hour vendor sponsored courses offer education on trending products, materials and technologies and how to use them more efficiently in every day practice.

 

These courses are one hour long.

INFECTION CONTROL & MAINTENANCE OF DENTAL HANDPIECES & RELATED INSTRUMENTS

Monday, September 21, 2020
1 Live Lecture CE Credit
Subject Code 148
No Prerequisites

COURSE DESCRIPTION & OBJECTIVES

Audience: This course was created for doctors, hygienists and dental assistants. 

Infection Control in dental settings has been an important topic for decades. This is especially true since the possible transmission of HIV, from a dentist to several patients, which made headlines in the early 1990’s. Shortly thereafter, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published the “Recommended Infection-Control Practices for Dentistry, 1993.” This was followed by the updated and consolidated CDC “Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings – 2003” and the March 2016 CDC “Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings – Basic Expectations for Safe Care.”

Yet, there are still misunderstandings in the dental community about what the actual guidelines recommend, and just how a licensed dental clinician is held accountable to these, so called, “guidelines and recommendations.” To that end, there are specific CDC recommendations that are paramount to proper instrument infection control practices as well as State law and State Dental Board rules that necessitate compliance with CDC as a condition of licensure in that State. Proper dental instrument maintenance along with the various manufacturers’ recommendations for maintenance and sterilization often provides compliant infection control strategies. And proper maintenance of instrumentation often boasts of better instrument function and longer lasting equipment.

 Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Understand the history of current infection control guidelines
  2. Understand and discuss key requirements of the CDC guidelines for dental settings
  3. Understand clinician accountability to the infection control guidelines
  4. Implement proper maintenance and instrument sterilization techniques
  5. Avoid common mistakes
SPEAKER BIO - DOUG MAYER

Doug Mayer is currently in his 26th year in the dental handpiece business. He is an expert in dental handpiece design, use, maintenance, and infection control. He has designed several current generation handpiece systems as well as written the handpiece maintenance and infection control protocols for the two largest handpiece companies in North America. Doug has trained over 5,500 dealer Sales and Service personnel in the USA and Canada, countless dental offices, as well as the sales forces for two of the top handpiece manufacturers in the dental industry.

This webinar was sponsored by Dentsply Sirona. Doug Mayer is a full time employee of Dentsply Sirona. Midway Education Center would like to disclose that the material presented in this webinar was created for educational purposes only and will not be used to promote the products or services of the sponsor company or the speaker’s affiliations directly. Instructors are advised that when appropriate, to mention a generic overview of the technologies and products mentioned in this webinar to present a balanced view of all options available and to promote improvements in dental practice management free from commercial bias. Speakers are advised when necessary to support all scientific claims throughout the lecture with research driven data and to disclose to the participants at the beginning of the webinar any commercial support or relationships with potential sponsor companies or commercial entities.

This course is sponsored by:

INCORPORATING NEW WORKFLOWS & PATIENT WELLNESS WHILE INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY WITH DIGITAL SCANNING

Monday, October 5, 2020
1 Live Lecture CE Credit
Subject Code 730
No Prerequisites

COURSE DESCRIPTION & OBJECTIVES


Audience: This course was created for doctors and hygienists. 

At the heart of most hygienists is the wellness of their patients. This webinar will share experiences by two hygienists on how they integrated digital scanning into everyday practice in post COVID World.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Explore new workflows and clinical benefits of digital scanning during the hygiene appointment
  • Observe clinical case examples of digital integrated workflows
  • Introduce NIRI and the iTero 5D Element Imaging System
SPEAKER BIOs - LJILJANA HINTON, RRDH - STEFAN PELLETIER, RDH

Ljiljana Hinton RRDH has over two decades of clinical Restorative Dental Hygiene experience.  Her commitment to continued studies in Periodontics, Orthodontics and Restorative have confirmed that education is the most powerful resource for dental clinicians to facilitate patient comprehension with the goal of recognizing solutions to create optimal personalized oral health outcomes.  As well as working clinically full-time, Ljiljana is a guest instructor in the continuing education orthodontic program at George Brown College and a consultant for dental practices on the implementation of the iTero Element™ digital workflow.  Ljiljana finds professional and personal reward when invited to mentor, collaborate, train and empower dental professionals to deliver science-driven, optimal standards of dental care.

Stefan Pelletier RDH has been practicing dental hygiene for more than two decades with a focus in Periodontics.  Working in a fully digitalized, comprehensive dental practice in New Brunswick Canada, that is not only a Gold Plus Invisalign provider but a certified Digital Smile Design (DSD) clinic.  As a firm believer in the benefit of patient awareness, by utilizing the iTero® Element 5D imaging system, with all his hygiene patients, he strives to educate patients in attaining holistic oral health with proper occlusion at the forefront.

This webinar is sponsored by Align Technologies. Stefan Pelletier is a consultant for Align Technologies. Ljiljana Hinton and Stefan Pelletier received an honorarium for their time preparing and presenting this webinar from Align Technologies. Midway Education Center would like to disclose that the material presented in this webinar was created for educational purposes only and will not be used to promote the products or services of the sponsor company or the speaker’s affiliations directly. Instructors are advised that when appropriate, to mention a generic overview of the technologies and products mentioned in this webinar to present a balanced view of all options available and to promote improvements in dental practice management free from commercial bias. Speakers are advised when necessary to support all scientific claims throughout the lecture with research driven data and to disclose to the participants at the beginning of the webinar any commercial support or relationships with potential sponsor companies or commercial entities.

This course is sponsored by:

MINIMALLY INVASIVE CARIES MANAGEMENT FOR YOUR PEDIATRIC PATIENT

Monday, October 19, 2020
1 Live Lecture CE Credit
Subject Code 430
No Prerequisites

COURSE DESCRIPTION & OBJECTIVES

Audience: This course was created for doctors, Hygienists and dental assistants. 

Minimally invasive management of dental caries for pediatric patients has been proven
effective in many clinical situations. Whether your patient presented with behavioral challenges,
financial barriers to traditional dental treatment or difficulties with access to care of regular
treatment, minimally invasive techniques have been useful tools for these patients. Now focus has turned to these treatment modalities as they can be accomplished, quickly and effectively and often without use of any handpiece at all. In this webinar you will learn effective treatment to slow caries progression, arrest caries, and place interim restorative treatment. You will learn about silver diamine fluoride / potassium iodide, and glass ionomer restorative materials, and how to use these tools to help manage your pediatric patient population.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the implications of traditional caries management and the barriers that can present using these techniques
  1. Recognize the mechanism and rationale for caries arrest medicaments silver fluoride and potassium iodide
  1. Understand how glass ionomers play an important role
SPEAKER BIO - DR. CARLA COHN

Dr. Cohn is a general dentist, devoted solely to the practice of dentistry for children. She maintains a private practice at Kids Dental in Winnipeg, Canada. She is proud to be a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Speakers Bureau, Catapult Education Speakers Bureau, Pierre Fauchard Academy, and a cofounder of Women’s Dental Network. Dr. Cohn has been named as Dentistry Today’s Leader in Continuing Education multiple years in a row. She has published several articles, and webinars and enjoys lecturing on all aspects of children’s dentistry for the general practitioner both nationally and internationally.

This webinar is sponsored by SDI. Dr. Carla Cohn received an honorarium for her time preparing and presenting this webinar from SDI. Midway Education Center would like to disclose that the material presented in this webinar was created for educational purposes only and will not be used to promote the products or services of the sponsor company directly. Instructors are advised that when appropriate, to mention a generic overview of the technologies and products mentioned in this webinar to present a balanced view of all options available and to promote improvements in dental practice management free from commercial bias. Speakers are advised when necessary to support all scientific claims throughout the lecture with research driven data and to disclose to the participants at the beginning of the webinar any commercial support or relationships with potential sponsor companies or commercial entities.

This course is sponsored by:

KEEP IT CLEAN: DENTAL UNIT WATER LINE TREATMENT & MONITORING

Monday, November 9, 2020
1 Live Lecture CE Credit
Subject Code 148
No Prerequisites

COURSE DESCRIPTION & OBJECTIVES

Audience: This course was created for doctors, hygienists and dental assistants. 

Are you confident your practice is compliant with the guidelines and recommendations from the CDC and EPA for safe clean dental treatment water? What are the best options to mitigate the risk from exposure to contaminated water and aerosols for patients and staff in your practice?

Providing clean, safe dental water is critical to implementing and maintaining an effective and ethical infection control program. This program will address compliance with current guidelines related to microbiological water standards and protocol recommendations for best treatment and monitoring of DUWL protocols to ensure patient and clinician safety.

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Discuss factors contributing to the problem of microbiological contamination in dental unit waterlines and maintenance protocols critical for controlling microbial growth
  • Discuss various treatments, monitoring, and shocking protocols to achieve dental unit waterline quality that will meet CDC/ADA recommendations
  • Recognize the exposure risks of bioaerosols and contaminated splatter
  •  Recognize the importance of compliance with manufacturer IFUs for product performance and patient safety
  • Create a written DUWL protocol which includes a monitoring schedule
SPEAKER BIO - LEANN KEEFER, RDH, BS, MSM

With over 20 years of academic and directorial experience, Leann Keefer has gained a reputation as a trailblazer and international speaker in the arena of infection prevention. In her role as Director of Clinical Services and Education for Crosstex International, Ms. Keefer proactively identifies trends in the fields of healthcare and infection prevention, developing and implementing the company’s long-term strategies relating to education and professional relations. Leann received her degree in Dental Hygiene as well as her Bachelors of Science Degree in Education from Indiana University; she was awarded her Master’s Degree in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Leann was appointed to the OSAP Association Board of Directors in 2012 and serves on various foundation and publication boards in the USA and Canada; she was a site visitor for the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation. Most recently, Leann was honored by Dimensions of Dental Hygiene as one of the 6 Dental Hygienists You Want to Know in 2017.

This webinar was sponsored by the Hu-Friedy Group. Leann Keefer received an honorarium for her time preparing and presenting this webinar from the Hu-Friedy Group. Midway Education Center would like to disclose that the material presented in this webinar was created for educational purposes only and will not be used to promote the products or services of the sponsor company directly. Instructors are advised that when appropriate, to mention a generic overview of the technologies and products mentioned in this webinar to present a balanced view of all options available and to promote improvements in dental practice management free from commercial bias. Speakers are advised when necessary to support all scientific claims throughout the lecture with research driven data and to disclose to the participants at the beginning of the webinar any commercial support or relationships with potential sponsor companies or commercial entities.

This course is sponsored by:

Contact us

education@midwaydental.com
+1 (800) 474-6111 ext 5
Monday – Friday
8am – 5pm EST