Course List

Bradley F. Bale, MD

April 6 | Newly Discovered Role of Non-myeloid Cells in Innate Immunity

Bradley F. Bale, MD

April 6 | Newly Discovered Role of Non-myeloid Cells in Innate Immunity

Newly Discovered Role of Non-myeloid Cells in Innate Immunity: How This Discovery Can Impact Containing a Novel Infection

Learning Objectives:
- Describe the critical role of innate immunity in novel infections.
- Recognize the importance of non-myeloid cells in innate immunity.
- Synthesize this information into a safe procedure to minimize the spread of novel infections.

Kathryn Gilliam, BA, RDH, FAAOSH

April 7 | Hot Stuff: The Dangers of Oral Inflammation

Kathryn Gilliam, BA, RDH, FAAOSH

April 7 | Hot Stuff: The Dangers of Oral Inflammation

Course Description:
Extensive research has confirmed the devastating effects of oral disease on systemic health. Periodontal disease contributes to many catastrophic systemic illnesses, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dental practitioners are in a unique position to restore patient health through a comprehensive medical model of care.
Explore the science behind oral-systemic connections and elevate the professional identity of your practice while increasing personal and professional satisfaction in your team. Discover the foundation of a wellness-centered practice and the benefits of an informed team that inspires confidence in patients, improving both the overall quality of patient care and practice financial health.

Objectives:
- Comprehend the role of keystone bacteria and inflammation in periodontal disease and its effect on systemic health
- Illuminate the significance and challenges of oral biofilm
- Discover how medical wound care protocols can be utilized in the treatment of periodontal disease

Kathryn Gilliam, BA, RDH, FAAOSH, is a proponent of incorporating the latest scientific research on the multiple oral – systemic links into practical clinical protocols.
Kathryn’s interest in the medical side of dentistry led her to years of advanced study into the oral-systemic links, including twice graduating with an advanced arterial wellness certification from the prestigious Bale Doneen Preceptorship for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention for Healthcare Practitioners. Kathryn has completed level one of the Functional Oral Systemic Health Mini Residency of the renowned Exceptional Dental Courses, and in 2018, she earned a Fellowship in the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health.
Kathryn has been on the front lines of early detection of oral and oropharyngeal cancer throughout her career. She serves as the Director of Education for Oral Cancer Cause and serves on the Dental Hygiene Advisory Board of the Oral Cancer Foundation.
Kathryn is a national speaker and a key opinion leader for CariFree, MicrobeLinkDx, Care Credit, Act Dental, OraPharma, CloSYS, and Stella Life Vega Oral Care Products. Kathryn also serves as a Dentsply Sirona Preventive Ambassador. Kathryn has published multiple articles and continuing education courses in leading dental journals and serves as a faculty member and dental hygiene specialty coach for the Productive Dentist Academy. Kathryn has shared the message of oral wellness on podcasts in the United States and Australia.
After 30 years as a dental hygienist, Kathryn still loves and is passionate about her career as a dental hygienist and she feels her purpose is to love her patients back to health.

Douglas G. Thompson, DDS

April 8 | Wellness Dentistry In the Midst of a Health Revolution

Douglas G. Thompson, DDS

April 8 | Wellness Dentistry In the Midst of a Health Revolution

Wellness Dentistry In the Midst of a Health Revolution

Objectives-
- Realize the large number of topics related to health and wellness that can easily be discussed and coached in the dental practice.
- Learn effective ways to measure blood glucose and how your body reacts to certain types of foods.
- Discover the importance of a tiny molecule in your body called nitric oxide that no one can live without and how the lack of it be at the root of much chronic disease.

Dr. Thompson believes in an interdisciplinary treatment model that coordinates dental care with other medical practitioners for total body health care for his patients. He employs advanced DNA bacterial testing methods and other leading-edge dental science to enable early risk assessment and personalized treatment planning. Among other topics, he coaches risk assessment treatment planning, digital photography, and systems to transform traditional hygiene services into value added experiences of personalized periodontal medicine.

https://ioralmed.com/

Kandra Sellers, RDH

April 9 | Why Medical Billing Is More Important Than Ever!

Kandra Sellers, RDH

April 9 | Why Medical Billing Is More Important Than Ever!

Why Medical Billing Is More Important Than Ever!

Course Objectives
- What can you bill? Telemed?
- What are the benefits?
- Understand Diagnosis Coding = Reimbursement

Kandra Sellers RDH, BA, is the creator of Pristine Interprofessional Academy, with its focus on interprofessional collaboration between dental and medical professionals to not only increase the quality of patients’ lives, but to save lives. Early in her dental career, Kandra had the opportunity to be mentored by specialists that drove her passion to the oral systemic connection. It was through the work with the Academy that Kandra saw the opportunities with dental medical billing. Dentists are typically thought of as working on teeth. The reality is dentists are medical specialists in everything associated with the head and neck and how it relates to the overall impact on inflammation and disease. It only made sense to Kandra that there were vast possibilities to help practices, and ultimately patients, increase profitability and case acceptance through medical reimbursements for medically necessary treatment. Since making this connection, Kandra has become well known and widely respected as an industry leading speaker, educator and coach in the field of oral systemic linking medical billing.
http://www.hygienemastery.com/

Dr. Julie Kellogg & Dr. Karen Tindall

April 10 | Worried to Woke: Coaching for Generations in Crisis

Dr. Julie Kellogg & Dr. Karen Tindall

April 10 | Worried to Woke: Coaching for Generations in Crisis

Worried to Woke: Coaching for Generations in Crisis

Learning Objectives
- How the 4 generations in our families and workplace react during crisis.
- Learning to specifically label emotions beyond popular buzzwords.
- How to give space and respect for each generation/individual experience.

Dr. Julie Kellogg is a third generation general dentist who practices with her father and uncle in a 4-doctor clinic in Walla Walla, WA. She is a 2005 graduate of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Julie is an entrepreneur and investor and especially enjoys real estate. Her fun time activities include snow skiing and stand up paddle boarding, travel and photography as well as reading and writing. Her two white dogs, Rossi and Mochi, are usually along for the adventure. Her current goal is to visit 40 countries by her 40th birthday.

www.tietandental.com/Meet-Walla-Walla-Dentists

Karen is originally from the United Kingdom where she worked as a family dentist before moving into orthodontics. She now lives in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Karen is the founder of Balanced Doctor where she supports and empowers dentists and physicians to live the life that they want now. She helps them succeed professionally and thrive personally. Karen’s expertise gives her clients the opportunity to discover who they really are and to create a work life balance equilibrium that will maximise their ability to be successful.

Karen is a certified professional life coach holding the qualification of Whole Person Certified Coach.She has accreditation with the International Coaching Federation. She works with clients all over the United States and overseas using online or in person 1:1 coaching sessions. Karen also creates group coaching experiences for teams.

Karen gained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Honours from Newcastle University (2000) and her Postgraduate Vocational Training from the University of Oxford.

Outside of work Karen is a wife and mom. Family is a priority. Together they will be found supporting their daughters’ volleyball teams, on a dog walk or relaxing in the fresh air. Karen has a strong interest in giving back to the community. She has held volunteer positions at Riding for the Disabled (UK), Horses for Healing and Arkansas Children’s Northwest.

Karen enjoys writing on topics relating to coaching and has been featured in media publications including MindBodyGreen, Elite Daily, Brit&Co and We Motivate People Magazine.

Website: www.balanceddoctor.com
Email: DrKaren@Balanceddoctor.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drkarenbalanceddoctor
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/DrKarenBalancedDoctor
Instagram: @drkarenbalanceddoctor

Dr. Bruce B. Baird

April 13 | Riding the Wave: The Surfboard Mentality

Dr. Bruce B. Baird

April 13 | Riding the Wave: The Surfboard Mentality

Riding the Wave: The Surfboard Mentality

This course will walk you through some new tools to not just survive, but to thrive in this unique environment. Prepare to be ready when your office returns to seeing patients.
- What do I do to preserve my business while shut down?
- How do I handle pent-up demand when I do re-open?
- Is there a way I can prepare for this when it happens again?

Carrie Ibbetson, RDH & Oral Health Coach

April 14 | Connecting Beyond the Op: How Coaching Patients Helps Retain Them

Carrie Ibbetson, RDH & Oral Health Coach

April 14 | Connecting Beyond the Op: How Coaching Patients Helps Retain Them

Our worlds are filled with connection – yet the COVID-19 Pandemic has shown us just how important it is to be connected with patients outside of the time they are actually in our practices. Let’s discuss the many ways we can get in front of our patients when our doors are closed and how putting these things into practice can help getting them back in the office as doors open again.

Objectives:
- Learn effective ways to get in front of your patients & what to talk about when you have their attention.
- Realize that “goody bags” are one of the most important pieces of marketing available, and why you should invest in tools and products that deliver great results vs. the freebie bundles you get when you order in bulk.
- Discover how breaking things down into bite-size implementable pieces will have them coming back for more and telling their peers about you too!

Carrie believes that oral health comes from multiple aspects, with one of the biggest challenges being the time it takes people to learn and motivate themselves to make a change in their habits or products. Recognizing this early in her career led her to start "coaching" her patients into healthier mouths with great success. In 2010 she took that knowledge and insight online where she has been successfully motivating people globally to make changes and see results. She can be reached at CarrieIbbetson.com

Douglas A. Young DDS, EdD, MS, MBA

April 15 | Non-aerosol, Non-invasive SMART Restoration

Douglas A. Young DDS, EdD, MS, MBA

April 15 | Non-aerosol, Non-invasive SMART Restoration

Non-aerosol, Non-invasive SMART Restorations

The current COVID 19 crisis has brought attention to the dangers of aerosols in dentistry. Silver diamine fluoride (SDF), a unique chemotherapeutic agent used with or without glass ionomer cement (GIC), may well bridge the gap between remineralization and traditional restoration, especially when aerosols need to be minimized or eliminated. This course will review the science and proper placement of SDF and non-invasive GIC SMART restorations.

You Will Learn
- The science of using SDF, partial caries removal, and GIC to treat caries chemically
- Proper placement technique of both SDF and GIC, separately and in combination
- How to place a silver modified atraumatic restorative treatment (SMART) restoration

Who Should Attend
- This program is designed for all dentists and all allied dental professionals, including Dental Therapist, RDAEFs and RDHAPs.

Dr. Young is a Professor Emeritus at the University of the Pacific where he is an active and ardent educator in the field of minimally invasive dentistry and cariology. He currently works for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium as a specialist in oral health promotion. He was one of the founders of the CAMBRA (Caries Management By Risk Assessment) Coalition, American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Cariology Section, and the American Academy of Cariology (AAC).
Dr. Young served on the ADA Council of Scientific Affairs (2012-2016) and is currently a member of the ADA Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) Leaders network and a cariology consultant for the ADA. Dr. Young has presented at congresses and universities around the world. He has been published in numerous peer-reviewed dental journals and textbooks focusing on minimal invasive dentistry, silver fluoride, glass ionomer, and Caries Management by Risk Assessment.

Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS

April 16 | Teledentistry: Pathway to Prosperity

Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS

April 16 | Teledentistry: Pathway to Prosperity

Teledentistry: Pathway to Prosperity

The Covid-19 Pandemic has brought into sharp focus the unprecedented and extraordinary circumstances dentists and their patients face. Supporting emergency oral care needs for patients can help prevent overwhelming hospital emergency departments. This can be best served when telecommunication technology can be leveraged to support dental care. Teledentistry is a disruptive innovation and a rising trend. It expands the traditional dental practice. There are many critical decisions to create your pathway to prosperity.

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
- Understand why teledentistry is an opportunity short and long term
- Define how teledentistry connects in multiple settings
- Introduce Your Pathway to Prosperity with Pathfinder Exercises

Patti believes dentistry is no longer just about fixing teeth; dentistry is oral medicine. AND its time we got around to truly practicing it. Patti’s specialty is coding-medically necessary coding. Her efforts have assisted thousands of professionals to code more accurately and efficiently. She teaches the why behind the codes. Patti holds publishing and speaking licenses with ADA for Current Dental Ter­minology©2020. She brings news on teledentistry as the co-author of Teledentistry Pathway to Prosperity Critical Choices. BeyondOralHealth.com

Machell Hudson, RDH

April 17 | Don’t Let The Health of Your Mouth Break Your Heart

Machell Hudson, RDH

April 17 | Don’t Let The Health of Your Mouth Break Your Heart

In the United States, a heart attack is the number one cause of death, while stroke is the number one most debilitating. A lesser-known fact is the important correlation shared between oral health and heart health. By understanding the role oral disease plays in the causation of heart attack and stroke, dental professional are better equipped to promote patient heart health, and ultimately, save lives.

Learning Objectives:
- Oral pathogens- the key role they play in heart health
- Protocols and testing to better assess heart risks
- Collaboration can save your patients life

Machell Hudson, RDH, is an expert on the oral-systemic connection and protocol implementation. She is a graduate of the BaleDoneen preceptiorship, where she earned advanced training in heart attack, stroke and diabetes prevention. Machell is a full-time hygienist with Dr. Bruce Baird at Granbury Dental Center and is on faculty & consults with clients through Productive Dentist Academy. Machell has earned Fellowship and is on the marketing board for American Academy for Oral Systemic Health and cohosts facebook live events with AAOSH’s cofounder Dr. Chris Kammer. She is a cohost for Reflection Health podcast which is produced by A Tale of Two Hygienists founders/cohosts, Michelle Strange and Andrew Johnston. She can be reached at Machell@productivedentist.com or (817)917-9032.

Susan Maples, DDS, MSBA

April 20 | Perio, Diabetes, and oldn: Connections and Collaborative Treatment in the Dental Office

Susan Maples, DDS, MSBA

April 20 | Perio, Diabetes, and oldn: Connections and Collaborative Treatment in the Dental Office

Perio, Diabetes, and CVD: Connections and Collaborative Treatment in the Dental Office

The old-school paradigm of treating periodontal disease with a sharp instrument and a string is gone for good. Now we recognize the root causes of this disease are multifactorial including the individual bacteria makeup of the biofilm, hyperglycemia, tobacco, food sensitivities, fungal infections and more. Plus, chronic inflammation and bacterial infiltration now have a proven causative relationship with a heart attack and stroke. It’s our turn to become sophisticated diagnosticians and learn the new paradigm of individualized treatment planning for full mouth disinfection.

Learning Objectives:
- Etiologies of periodontal disease including genetics, diabetes, nicotine addiction, occlusion and bacterial assay.
- Pathogenesis from chronic periodontal inflammation to cardiovascular disease.
- The bi-directional relationship between Type 2 Diabetes and periodontal disease
- When and how to monitor HbA1C for successful periodontal therapy

Dr. Susan Maples is an international speaker in the area of total health, the oral health and systemic health connection, and the diabetes epidemic in America. She also speaks in the areas of leadership, team-building, advanced case planning and acceptance, relationship-based target marketing, and growing healthy kids in your dental practice.
When Susan is not practicing dentistry, she serves as a leader in helping her profession take their place in the U.S. health crisis. To help educate the public on the mouth-body health connection, Dr. Susan authored the book BlabberMouth! 77 Secrets Only Your Mouth Can Tell You To Live a Healthier, Happier, Sexier Life. In addition, she is the co-researcher in an award-winning study on detecting diabetes in your dentist’s office.

Dr. Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA

April 21 | Why the Oral Microbiome is Key to Overall Health

Dr. Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA

April 21 | Why the Oral Microbiome is Key to Overall Health

Why the Oral Microbiome is Key to Overall Health

Three learning objectives:
- What is the Oral Microbiome
- What is the connection between the Oral Microbiome and Overall Health
- What can we do (and tell our patients) to balance the Oral Microbiome

Bonnie Feldman, DDS graduated from UCLA School of Dentistry in 1980. Using her entrepreneurial spirit, she successfully built two dental practices from scratch while simultaneously doing Health Services research at the Rand Corporation. In her subsequent business career, armed with an MBA in Finance from The UCLA Anderson School of Management, she worked on Wall Street as a healthcare buy-side and sell-side equity research analyst.

Now, as the founder of Your Autoimmunity Connection, Bonnie and her team consult with companies and entrepreneurs developing new products and services to improve all aspects of chronic care. In the past two years alone, Bonnie has been an invited speaker at conferences including TEDx and SXSW, interviewed 250+ start-up companies, and attended 70+ digital health meetings. Her current scientific and business research on the oral microbiome brings her multiple careers full circle.

Dr. Amy Doneen, DNP, ARNP

April 22 | The “New” Normal – Social Distancing in the Workplace

Dr. Amy Doneen, DNP, ARNP

April 22 | The “New” Normal – Social Distancing in the Workplace

The “New” Normal – Social Distancing in the Workplace

Objectives:
- Recognize the grief process of changing our relationships
- Creating opportunities to stay connected
- Finding a sense of normalcy in an unknown future
- Using our demands for change as an opportunity to create change.

Jenni Bollmann, CDA & Marketing Coach

April 23 | Leader's Don't Hide - Anchoring Patients' Loyalty with Consistent Marketing

Jenni Bollmann, CDA & Marketing Coach

April 23 | Leader's Don't Hide - Anchoring Patients' Loyalty with Consistent Marketing

Leader's Don't Hide - Anchoring Patients' Loyalty with Consistent Marketing

The course objective is to provide marketing free strategies that can be activated immediately to effectively:
- Demonstrate you are only temporarily closed due to COVID-19, and how you are supporting dental emergencies during this time.
- Cut through the noise to offer leadership guidance
- Show your patients you care about them.

Like you, Jenni Bollmann, cares deeply about creating thriving dental practices. For 15 years, she has curated her specialized skill set which includes real-life, in-the-trenches experience in crafting exceptional dental marketing management and strategy. Jenni started her career as an expanded functions dental assistant, and developed her expertise of dental business practices through work with some of the industry’s best and brightest companies including Oral BioTech and Triodent.

Jenni’s true passion lies in helping practices grow and achieve higher production through targeted marketing efforts. So in 2013, Jenni joined Productive Dentist Academy as a Marketing Coach where she is known for the exceptional data-driven marketing plans she develops and implements. Jenni’s strategies help dental offices across the nation reach the right patients, safeguard their marketing investments, protect their online reputations, grow their practices, and achieve their business goals.

Dr. Mike Nelson

April 24 | Optimizing Oral Health: Oral and Systemic Health at a Crossroad

Dr. Mike Nelson

April 24 | Optimizing Oral Health: Oral and Systemic Health at a Crossroad

A General Dentist for 38 years in northern California, practicing with his son, Chris, and father, Leon. His affiliations include the CDA and ADA, Northern California Dental Society (Past President, 1994), AAPMD, AAGO, and the Seattle Study Club.

His goal is to empower patients to own and control their oral health. The earlier this knowledge and skills are imparted, the greater the benefit. He has been on the Adjunct Faculty in Cariology at UOP in 2012-2013. Professional interests include Airway, Prosthodontics and the Worn Dentition, and how diet and lifestyle influences Airway, Bruxism, Reflux, and Caries.

Brenda Lopez, RDH and Mario Lopez

April 27 | The Benefits of Creating a Mentally Healthy Work Environment

Brenda Lopez, RDH and Mario Lopez

April 27 | The Benefits of Creating a Mentally Healthy Work Environment

The Benefits of Creating a Mentally Healthy Work Environment

Objectives:
- Learn how to apply accountability and mindfulness to promote growth in the dental practice.
- Discuss the neurological and financial benefits of a mentally healthy work environment.
- Learn how to identify and direct emotions to open a gateway of communication.

Brenda Lopez is an RDH and the Owner/Operator of Hygiene Ingenuity. She has created a network amongst local Dentists and assists in training staff, trending financial growth, developing healthy competitive bonus structures, and creating a work environment that scales growth financially and mentally. Hygiene Ingenuity is a collaboration between husband and wife. Brenda's husband, Mario, has a strong background in business management, budget solutions, and loss prevention. Mario is the Owner/Operator of Lykan Performance and also has experience in the fields of Neuroscience, Physics, Robotics, and offers his access to Quantum Computer Software to bring customized solutions to the dental business structure. Hygiene Ingenuity gave Mario and Brenda the opportunity to work in a variety of dental settings and specialties. She has worked in General, Cosmetic, Pediatric, Perio and Mobile Unit that services nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Kelli Jaecks, RDH, MA

April 28 | Cannabis and Inflammation

Kelli Jaecks, RDH, MA

April 28 | Cannabis and Inflammation

Cannabis and Inflammation

Objectives
- Explore the differences between THC and CBD
- Discover the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabinoids and terpenes
- Examine the mechanism of action to both brain and body
- Address clinical risks and rewards of cannabis in oral health

There has been rapid change in both public opinion and reported science concerning cannabis
use and its effects. In fact, each year more states legislate to legalize cannabis. What are the
pros and cons of this herb? One claim getting attention is the anti-inflammatory properties of
cannabis. The meteoritic rise of CBD patches, gummies, tincture and oils makes cannabis easy
and assessible to consumers. What are they using it for? Many claim cannabis relieves pain
and swelling - inflammation itself.

We know inflammation is the foundation of all disease, including periodontitis. Recognizing and
reducing inflammation is a large part of what dental professionals are tasked to do. How do we
best recognize inflammation in the oral cavity? What do we tell our patients about treatment
modalities to reduce inflammation? Is cannabis a viable option?

This presentation will focus on answering these questions and more. What is the difference
between hemp, marijuana, THC and CBD? How does cannabis work in the body? What are
terpenes and why do they matter?

The health professional will increasingly treat individuals who freely use cannabis in all its forms.
We are in a position to educate our patients on inflammation and cannabis while providing
prevention strategies to decrease the risk of inflammatory diseases and oral infections.
This fast-paced presentation will address these issues while providing knowledge to educate
and empower our patients and ourselves.

Ms. Jaecks, RDH, MA is the owner of Kelli Jaecks | Verbal Impact!, an educational company whose mission is to empower people to optimal health through education and entertainment. She is a nationally published author, speaker and blogger on a variety of healthcare related topics in the arenas of women’s health, cannabis, overall heath, and leadership.
Kelli has authored the Amazon best-seller Martinis & Menopause—Strategies, Science and Sips that Empower Women to Beat the Hormone Groan.

She pens a popular blog about women’s health and well-being makes the science behind ‘Why is this happening!?’ accessible and easy to understand while offering useful, practical tips to feel better and live better! https://www.kellijaecks.com/blog
She holds a Master’s degree from Oregon State University in Communication and a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Oregon Health Sciences University.
Kelli takes pride in her commitment to health and wellness. She is a leader in the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and was the national president in 2014-15. She currently is President of the NSA (National Speakers Association), Oregon Chapter Board of Directors.
When not speaking, or working, Kelli enjoys traveling to cool venues for scuba diving and participates in live theatre

Robert H. Lustig, MD, MSL

April 29 | You Can't Reverse Metabolic Syndrome Until You Know the Cause

Robert H. Lustig, MD, MSL

April 29 | You Can't Reverse Metabolic Syndrome Until You Know the Cause

You Can't Reverse Metabolic Syndrome Until You Know the Cause

Learning Objectives:
- To discuss modalities for reversal of type 2 diabetes
- To discuss the three presentations of metabolic syndrome
- To discuss how dentists can help reorient dietary practices

Robert H. Lustig, M.D., M.S.L. is Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, and the Institute for Health Policy Studies at University of California, San Francisco, and Adjunct Professor of Research at Touro University-California. Dr. Lustig’s career has focused on the regulation of energy balance by the central nervous system, and the pathogenesis of chronic disease such as type 2 diabetes. He is one of the leaders of the “anti-sugar” and “real food” movements to improve global health. Dr. Lustig is also the Chief Science Officer of Eat REAL, a non-profit dedicated to reversing childhood obesity and diabetes by impacting the global food supply; the Chief Medical Officer of Foogal, a platform that ties together the patient, the doctor, the grocery store, and the insurance company; and he is on the advisory boards of several other startups.

Dr. Lustig graduated from MIT in 1976, received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College in 1980, completed his pediatric residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in 1983, and his clinical fellowship at UCSF in 1984. From there, he spent six years as a research associate in neuroendocrinology at The Rockefeller University. In 2013 he received his Masters in Studies of Law from UC Hastings College of the Law. Dr. Lustig is the author of 200 academic works, and of the popular books “Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease”, the “Fat Chance Cookbook”, and “The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of our Bodies and Brains”. A new book on processed food will be published in 2021.

www.robertlustig.com

V Kim Kutsch, DMD

April 30 | Breakthrough Research on Infections and Pre-rinse for Patients

V Kim Kutsch, DMD

April 30 | Breakthrough Research on Infections and Pre-rinse for Patients

Breakthrough Research on Infections and Pre-rinse for Patients

Learning Objectives:
1. The attendee will understand the potential dangers of dental aerosols and considerations on how to mitigate them.
2. The attendee will be able to implement new infection control protocols.
3. The attendee will be able to discuss the concept of a pre-treatment rinse and know the best available evidence.

Dr. V. Kim Kutsch received his undergraduate degree from Westminster College in Utah and then completed his DMD at University of Oregon School of Dentistry in 1979. He is an inventor holding seventeen patents in dentistry, product consultant, internationally recognized speaker, is past president of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, and the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry. He also has served on the board of directors for the World Clinical Laser Institute and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. As an author, Dr. Kutsch has published over 100 articles and abstracts on minimally invasive dentistry, caries risk assessment, digital radiography and other technologies in both dental and medical journals and contributed chapters to numerous textbooks. He coauthored Balance, a textbook on dental decay with 140,000 copies in print, and just authored the patient workbook on dental caries titled Why Me? He also wrote the Rough World trilogy, a young adult science fiction trilogy. He acts as a reviewer for several journals including the Journal of the American Dental Association and Compendium. Dr. Kutsch also serves as CEO of Dental Alliance Holdings LLC, manufacturer of the Carifree system, and Remin Media. As a clinician he is a Graduate, Mentor and Scientific Advisor of Dental Caries at the prestigious Kois Center. Dr. Kutsch maintains a private practice in Albany Oregon.

Dr. Bob Margeas

May 1 | Practical Tips for the Everyday Dentist

Dr. Bob Margeas

May 1 | Practical Tips for the Everyday Dentist

Practical Tips for the Everyday Dentist

Learning objectives:
- How to create a great polish surface texture with composite resins
- Immediate provisionalization of implants
- Treating the worn dentition.

Dr. Margeas graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1986 and completed his AEGD residency the following year. He is currently an adjunct professor in the department of Operative Dentistry at the University of Iowa. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Operative Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Society for Dental Aesthetics and International Team of Oral implantologists (ITI). He has written numerous articles on esthetic and implant dentistry, and lectures and presents hands-on courses nationally and internationally on those subjects. He is currently the Editor in Chief of Inside Dentistry, on the Editorial Board of Compendium, and is a contributing editor to Oral Health in Canada. His memberships include OKU Honor Dental Society, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, and the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Margeas maintains a full-time private practice focusing on comprehensive restorative and implant dentistry in Des Moines, Iowa.

Chris Moriarity, VP of Consumer Strategy for DRB Systems

May 4 | You Can't Help Anyone If They Don't Say Yes

Chris Moriarity, VP of Consumer Strategy for DRB Systems

May 4 | You Can't Help Anyone If They Don't Say Yes

You Can't Help Anyone if They Don't Say Yes: Relationship-driven Communication Tactics

Upon completion of this course, participants leave with a communication strategy that gets patients to say yes. Participants will learn communication tactics to help patients:
- Self-identify their authentic problem.
- Articulate the value of the solution and the comprehensive cost of inaction.
- Commit to a timeline and budget, and
- Complete an action step within 24-48 hours of your conversation.

Mr. Moriarity, MA, FA, MBA has been working with dentists for over 12 years. As an author, national speaker, and the Vice President of Consumer Strategy for DRB Systems, he’s been
able to share tactics and ideas from coast to coast, helping hundreds of dental offices grow their businesses and better serve the communities they love.

Dr. Eric Roman and Josey Sewell, RDH

May 5 | Getting What You Want Out of Your Business

Dr. Eric Roman and Josey Sewell, RDH

May 5 | Getting What You Want Out of Your Business

Getting What You Want Out of Your Business
Dr. Eric Roman and Josey Sewell, RDH are dentistry's experts in the utilization and implementation of Entrepreneurial Operating System. This process allowed them to achieve a 10 year goal in 4 years through the use of simplified, proven business systems. In this course they will teach 3 simple proven tools that attendees can implement immediately.

Objectives:
- Recognize that every problem you face in your business falls into one of six categories. This allows you to isolate the root cause and plan to solve those issues for good.
- A company vision is so much more than a vision statement. Discover how to build a vision that represents the true heart and purpose of your business and how to utilize that vision to get everyone in your office rowing in the same direction.
- In order to achieve your vision, you need to have the right people in the right seats. What does that actually mean and how can you accomplish it?
- What gets measured, gets done. Discover how to bring your vision and your culture to life through appropriate measurables and tracking.

https://newnormaldds.com/
The New Normal Dentistry is a free course with 10 modules and a workbook where you can learn from Eric and Josey how to turn this tragedy into triumph.

Eric J. Roman, DDS, FAGD serves the dental industry as an experienced DSO executive, thought leader, and coach. As a DSO leader, he was most recently the CEO and co-founder of CarolinasDentist.com. In less than 5 years, Eric grew CarolinasDentist from zero to more than $30m in revenues solely through organic, ground-up development of new practices. The company recipe focused on technologically-advanced practices that deliver complex care to patients, all while maintaining an unmatched company culture and operating platform. In addition to the other dental groups Eric has led, his practice portfolio generated more than $180m in dental services over 11 years.

As a clinical leader, Dr. Roman has trained dentists in virtually every facet of our profession, including CAD/CAM, implantology, endodontics, orthodontics, and oral surgery. Through his philosophies and systems, more than 100 high-performing dentists have generated productivity/impact in excess of $1m per year.

Over the past few years, Eric has focused the majority of his time on coaching, lecturing, and developing solutions to the challenges that lay before the dental industry. He’s also a frequent contributor as a faculty member for the Dentist Entrepreneur Organization (DEO) and a two-time Grammy Award winning electronic DJ (The DEO thing is true, the DJ thing is not…it’s simply aspirational).

Outside his business, Eric is a Past-President of the North Carolina Academy of General Dentistry and plays an influential role as an investor/coach/thought leader for a number of other companies and entrepreneurs beyond the dental industry. He aggressively protects his schedule to prioritize time for traveling, non-fiction reading, nursing his CrossFit injuries, brewing Kombucha, and making the most of every single moment outdoors with his wife and five children after recently moving to Salt Lake City, UT.

Josalyn Sewell, RDH

May 6 | Creating a Data Driven Culture

Josalyn Sewell, RDH

May 6 | Creating a Data Driven Culture

Creating a Data Driven Culture

Objectives:
- Learn and apply the formula for happy, healthy teams that are driven by data.
- Simplify the levers of practice profitability so you know exactly how to grow out of this pandemic
- Discover the process to introduce data to teams including key performance indicators by position.
- Understand the path that leads to teams driving the business rather than being pulled along by frustrated leaders.

Josey Sewell, RDH is the VP of Education for Dental Intelligence. She brings with her leadership and operational expertise that she developed as the COO leading a 40M dental group. As a data nerd, Josey has a fond love of all things data and analytics, and while that might sound like she is a pale-faced introvert that hides behind a dashboard, nothing could be further from the truth. Her love of analytics comes from the passionate belief that the greatest disparity in the world today is the inability to harness human energy due to outdated management practices. She is a fierce advocate for the growth of the development of people and is known for her ability to successfully integrate culture and team health with data and sound operational systems.

Website: https://www.dentalintel.com/
Visit https://dentalintel.net/#/rsvp-di for a list of free webinars and resources including a webinar offered daily to help you slingshot back to health post- COVID19.

Please note: our courses will be limited to 200 attendees, so please login a few minutes early each day to secure your spot. If you are not able to get in, we will be recording all sessions and sending them at the end of the week. They will also be posted in our CONNEXT Facebook group daily.

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