This is our 10th Annual Fall Grand Tasting Event, and it is better than ever! We'll be popping corks on many exciting new wines that will be sure to please your palate. As always, the event will provide us an opportunity to offer outstanding values to you. Choose 12 or more bottles[...]
When: Oct 4, 2014 3 PM in Acton, Massachusetts Cost: Free (Sat, 04 Oct 2014 15 )
Our Swanky REAL Night Out is our first fundraiser featuring auctioneer Don Kelley, wonderful food from Kelly's Roast Beef, fantastic jazz music from the Pocket Change Trio, Beer/Wine from Merchant's Liquors and an amazing setting at Glen Urquhart School. This is a silent and live auction with FUN, FUN, FUN for all of us!
REAL is Reading, Educational Assistance and Learning! We are a newly formed 501c3 organization designed to improve literacy for children and families. Our headquarters are in Lynn, MA.
When: Oct 25, 2014 6 PM to Oct 25, 2014 10 PMin Beverly, Massachusetts Cost: Ticket includes dinner and one drink
Why have recently-created think tanks been more partisan in orientation? Are “nonpartisan think tanks” an oxymoron in the present political environment? What is the effect of more partisan policy analysis on the foreign policy debate? Has the rise in partisan think tanks coarsened the policy debate, or simply exposed pre-existing ideological fault-lines?
William Burke-White, University of Pennsylvania, chair
Jonathan Monten, University of Oklahoma
Kim Holmes, Heritage Foundation
Susan Marquis, RAND Corporation
Hayes Brown, Center for American Progress
When: Oct 14, 2014 2 PM to Oct 14, 2014 4 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14 )
Pizzeria Regina along with Cape Cod public libraries will be sponsoring Story Hour at Cape Cod Mall. Story Hour will teach children the
joys of reading and each month local librarians will select stories and books to read to Story Hour group. Children can also participate in reading themed arts & crafts and more!
Enjoy a slice of pizza from Regina Pizzeria, and kids get to eat FREE!
When: Oct 2, 2014 11 AM to Oct 2, 2014 12 PMin Hyannis, Massachusetts Cost: KIDS Eat Free! (Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11 )
Calling Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants: The Academy of Functional Medicine: Fall Forum features Keynote Speaker, Dr. James Greenblatt, integrative mental health clinician, author and speaker.
Who Can Attend
This event is for practicing Physicians (MD, DO), Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants who are interested in Integrative and/or Functional Medicine.
What to Expect
This free, after-work event allows for both learning to expand your care to patients as well as networking with other providers who might complement your own practice. Light dinner will be provided as well as an interactive presentation and extended Q & A time about ADD/ADHD, eating disorders, sleep, mood, and other mental health topics.
Registration and buffet style dinner is from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. The program starts promptly at 6 pm. The evening concludes with dessert and open networking. Bring plenty of business cards!
This event is anticipated to fill; RSVP while tickets last!
About the Speaker
Dr. James Greenblatt, is a certified child and adult psychiatrist who serves as the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Services at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, Ma. He has published two books, Answers to Anorexia and The Breakthrough Depression Solution and is in process of a third, Answers to Appetite Control, set to be published May 2014. An acknowledged integrative medicine expert, Dr.Greenblatt has lectured throughout the United States on the scientific evidence for nutritional interventions in psychiatry and mental illness. His work in integrative medicine has made him a highly sought-after speaker at various national and international conferences.
About the Organizer
Visions Foundation Inc. was founded to support true well-being by encouraging a patient centered, root-cause approach to medicine and healthcare. From this 501(c)(3) non-profit, a coilition was formed called The Academy of Functional Medicine as a means to build a Functional Medicine community and offer continuing education opportunities for healthcare providers.
Jack and Harry enjoy a pleasant chat and a brisk stroll around the grounds. Kathleen would join them, but the straps on her sandals are killing her. Marjorie's prepared for anything: "Get nothing if you don't try, my girl." Where are we? Will the sun ever come out? And (most importantly) what's for dinner? Avenue Stage presents David Storey's delicate 1970 comedy "Home." Originally performed on the London Stage by Sir John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson, this gem has stood the test of time. With Anthony Dangerfield, Marie Jackson, Jennifer Jones, and Geoff Pingree. Directed by Michael O'Halloran. Ticket price includes a two-course dinner. See www.avenuestage.com for the menu.
When: Nov 7, 2014 6 PM to Nov 7, 2014 9 PMin Boston, Massachusetts Cost: 30 - 30 USD (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18 )
Sponsored by: Big Sister Association Of Greater Boston Minimum age: 16 At Big Sister’s Office Volunteer Night, volunteers will work on a variety of administrative tasks such as envelope stuffing, photocopying, data entry, filing, and other projects. Teen-Friendly, 16+. All volunteers under 18 years old must bring a Permission Form signed by a parent or guardian to give . . .
When: Nov 19, 2014 5 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17 )
Through weekly meetings, you will learn how to present our personal "brand" in interviews, customize your resume for different positions, and navigate LinkedIn and other social media for job leads in a supportive environment with other women. You will also have the change to work one on one with career advisors in our Career Center to support your job search, help build your resume and cover letters.
The Job Search Skills and Strategies (JSS&S), a program of Dress for Success Boston, is free of charge and open to women who are ACTIVELY seeking employment. Meetings are held Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30-12:00 over 5 weeks.
A continental breakfast will be provided. Professional dress is recommended (we can assist those in need), and you are required to attend all sessions or until employment is secured. Sessions will be held at Dress for Success Boston located at:
989 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
When: Oct 21, 2014 9 AM to Nov 18, 2014 12 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09 )
Sponsored by: Hale House Barnard Services Minimum age: 10 The Hale House is a residential assisted living facility with men and women from 40-102 years old! Hale House provides residential and support services of exceptional quality for a diverse older population. Volunteers will play various card games with the residents of the Hale House. This is a great
Sponsored by: X-Cel Adult Education Minimum age: 18 Unearth the old Trapper Keeper-- it's time to go back to high school! Join X-Cel for an evening of tutoring adults from all different cultures and levels of math and writing proficiency. We'll help them with basic math and critical writing skills as they prepare for the GED.
Jennifer Antkowiak swings into town with the Tom LaMark Quintet for a celebration of her debut CD Here to Stay. Dubbed by jazz legend, Carol Sloane, as having “joy and sweetness in abundance”, Jennifer has delighted audiences throughout New England with what Nick’s Cabaret owner, Nicole Watson, calls her “lady-like elegance and playful sensuality”. Come out and enjoy an afternoon of music from The Great American Songbook and beyond. Tickets: $15 General Seating, $20 VIP Table Seating.
When: Nov 30, 2014 2 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sun, 30 Nov 2014 14 )
Dr. Sandy Roth is a skilled communicator who founded ProSynergy in 1987. She partnered with MaryBeth Head in 1999. Sandy's educational background includes a BA in Psychology and completion of PhD coursework in Systems Psychology. The development of Sandy's skills began on the streets of Philadelphia, where she served as a police officer while Doug, her husband of 44 years, attened Temple University Dental School. Thoses skills were challenged in graduate school and sharpened during her years in the political cautron of Washington, DC. Doug's dental practice offered the next setting for her learning when she joined him in 1981. They achieved a high levelof mastery in leadership, team building and organizational developmentin their practice, which continues today in their practice in Brooksville, Florida. MaryBeth holds a BA in promotion. Theses credentials add a depth to ProSynergy that ensures that clients have support in many substantive areas
Dentists have been relying on Sandy to help them create behaviorally-sophisticated practices for over 28 Years. She inspires dentists to think differently, challenges archaic ideas and quick fix solutions. Sandy promotes the concept of facilitation and helps practices learn how to become more effective with patients. With her support, dentists can create highly functioning and successful practice based on an understanding and application for communication and behavioral skills. Her focus on communication covers non-clinical areas of the practice- leadership, hiring, team development, patient relations and internal and external communications. You can be certain that you will discover ideas and perspectives of profound impact that can change the quality of your practice and your life.
Dr. Todd Ehrlich
Dr. Todd Ehrlich graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas Healh Science Center at the San Antonio Dental School and served as president of its Alumni Association. He is a certified Cerec Trainer through the International Society for Computerized Dentistry, Sirona Dental Systems, and Patterson Dental. His "Cerecology" training program is considered one of the premiere training seminars for the Cerec method. He is a beta tester for Cerec and Emax CAD. He has lectured internationally on dental CAD/CAM technologies, and has published articles relating to practice management, digital photography, and Cerec method in numerous dental trade journals.
Course # 1 : What Cerec can do for your practice
The landscape of digital dentistry changes on a day-to-day basis. Things are rapidly evolving in a way you can easily miss. All the while your patients feel and experience the impact of evolving technologies every day and expect it in all aspect of their lives. Dr. Ehrlich will take you through one doctor’s journey from analog dentistry to digital dentistry.
Course #2 : Cerec 4.3 - Advanced Training
Dr. Ehrlich will take a comprehensive look at the new features of the 4.3. As a power user and a Sirona Alpha testuser, Dr. Ehrlich always has valuable tips and tricks and glimpses into the future of digital dentistry.
Dr. Yong-Han Koo
Dr. Yong-Koo graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and compleded his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Koo has lectured extensively on the utilization of the 3D CBTC from diagnostics and treatment planning phase to the final surgical and prosthetic execution phase in implant dentistry. He has performed multiple live implant surgeries using Sirona/SiCAT surgical guides and recently launched a study group, the Academy of 3D Connection in Osseo-Integration. He has been involved in the beta testing of Sirona Galileos with face scanner and NobelClinican, and has performed multiple live implant surgeries using Sirona/SICAT surgical guides. Dr. Koo is also conducting clinical research through Harvard School of Dental Medicine and is a clinical faculty for their implant CE courses. He is passionate about innovation and precision in dental care to improve the quality of life not only for the patients, but the clinicians and all the staff involved. Dr. Koo maintains a private practice limited to oral and maxillofacial surgery in Wayland, Massachusetts.
Course : 3D Guided Implantology - Total integration from start to finish. - The Value of precision
At the completion of this course, each participant will be able to :
Appreciate and understand the value of precision in dental implantology utilizing 3CBCTfrom diagnosis and treatment planning phase to the final surgical & prosthetic execution phase.
Identify significant anatomy and pathology to avoid complication and to increase predictability.
Treatment Plan from a Perio-Prosthodontic perspective using 3D CBCT in order to provide an ideal, functional, and aesthetic outcome.
Describe Stage I, II and II surgical & prosthodontic protocols
Experience placing implants in a 3D CBCT guided fashion on a model.
Learn about immediate temporization protocol and model based surgery utilizing CAD/CAM technology.
As a marketing consultant, Michael Dehni has more than 15 years of experience in partnering with businesses to craft and express their stories. What began as a career in media and communications in 1998 has expanded to become a full-service, integrated dental marketing company. In 2003, Michael Dehni + Company was formed focusing exclusively on the dental market. Michael and his team work with the premier dental practices in New England, architecting unique brand and marketing strategies and delivering a full suite of marketing services including intuitive website development, online marketing, video production, reputation management, staff coaching, ROI tracking, lead management and patient conversions, and setting office goals to ensure constant practice growth. Michael Dehni believes in building a brand that tells a story, inspires action, and builds loyalty and sustained connections.
Course : Marketing Your Dental Practice: What Matters and What works in the Digital Age.
In a region heavily populated by dentists, standing out from the crowd requires a strong strategic differentiator and a powerful marketing approach. This presentation will help you cut through the noise and uncertainty of marketing gimmicks and implement the things that really work.
Dr. Chris P Farrugia
Speaker, Teacher, and leader in digital dentistry. He trains dentist nationwide who want to advance their practices with advanced imaging and Successfully access medical benefits for their services. He owns a private practice in Pensacola, Florida. What you will learn ? Demystify the World of Medical Billing. A complete detailed system for success, turn advanced digital imaging into income.
Course : Medical Billing
The basics for dental practices billing medical insurance, the differences between medical and dental insurances, medical necessity, making a medical diagnosis, basics of filling medical claims & common medical claim opportunities for dental practices.
Dr. Carl Boscketti
Dr. Boscketti is a graduate from Tufts Dental School Class of 76. He was elected into OKU Dental Honor Society and received Tufts alumni award for restorative dentistry. He also the recipient of the ADA Clinical recognition award.
Dr. Boscketti has been involved with CAD CAM dentistry since 1997. He is a certified trainer for Patterson Dental and has lectured and taught basic and advanced courses for the past 15 years.
Wit over 12,000 restorations placed in the past 16 years, Dr Boscketti is pleased to share with you his experience as to how digital CAD CAM dentistry and cone beam technology can change your practice and make dentistry fun and profitable.
Dr. James Yankowskas
James G Yankowskas is a 1984 graduate of Georgetown University School of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association anf the Massachusetts Dental Society.
He is passionate about staying current with the latest dental technologies and takes extensive continuing education each year to do so. He has presented coruses on the Cerec Chair side and Cerec Inlab systems throughout New England and is a past instructor at Rich Masek's Dentisry by Design in San Diego, CA.
He has completed the entire advanced curriculum of the Cerec doctors training in Scottsdale, AZ. He presently travels on a regular basis to co-teach the courses on advanced anterior and posterior Cerec design, Cerec Inlab techniques and Cerec/Galileos implant integrationat the Cerec doctors training facility in Scottsdale, AZ.
Course : Implants and the Digital Revolution - Cerec / Galileos Integration
Drs Boscketti & Yankowskas will cover how CAD/CAM and CBCT bring planning, placing and restoring implants to a whole new level.
You will learn how fully guided implant surgery can be convenient, predictable and esthetic and how natural and functional a restoration can be when you plan from the restoration down. Dr. Boscketti and Dr. Yankowskas are leaders, trainers and mentors in this method.
Course : Cerec Hands-on for Doctors non-owners
Experience how the CEREC system works in your hands. Let your local mentors show you how to image, design and mill a ceramic restoration. You will learn the fundamental concepts of CAD/CAM and its capabilities and limitations.
Course : Cerec Hand on for Assistants
Digital dentistry has impacted the entire work flow of the dental office in a very positive way. An example is the opportunity for auxiliaries to make a greater impact. In this course assistants can experience the ease of use of the CEREC system. They will learn how to bring great value to the practice and the patient. Lead by local CEREC basic trainers, assistants will image, design and mill a ceramic restoration.
Scott D. Benjamin, D.D.S
Dr. Scott Benjamin is an internationally recognized expert and lecturer on Dental Lasers, Oral Cancer and Advanced Dental Technologies and is in private practice in rural upstate New York where he utilizes several lasers of different wavelengths on an everyday basis. Dr. Benjamin is an Associate Professor and Director of Advanced Technologies and Informatics at Roseman University of Health Sciences, College of Dental Medicine. He is the Chairman of the ADA Standards Committee Working Group on Dental Lasers, a member of ANSI Sub-committee Z-136 on Laser Safety, and is the President of the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) and was their 2007 and 2010 Scientific Program Chairman. Dr. Benjamin has published over 200 articles, textbook chapters, and technical reports on dental lasers, diagnosis, and advanced dental technologies and is a member of the editorial board of several prestigious peer reviewed dental journals.
Course #1 Lasers, Separating the Facts from the Fiction…
Discover and Understand the Role of Lasers in Everyday Dentistry
The number and applications of dental lasers on the market today is growing at an ever increasing rate. The wide range of devices and applications for both hard tissue (tooth & bone) and soft tissue is leading to much confusion of the various roles and values that lasers may or may not play in today’s dental practice. Understanding the science of laser wavelengths, physics, laser safety, tissue interaction, infection control and ergonomics involved is crucial for the successful selection and implementation of a laser into everyday dentistry.
The goal of this program is to enhance the clinician’s knowledge of the science, the functionality, and value that lasers brings to their patient care, and its expected return on investment. It is designed to help facilitate the implementation of the laser into everyday use. It is specifically intended to assist attendees in maximizing the benefits laser technology provides for enhancing the quality of care for all of their patients. The objective of this program is to attain an understanding of the potential that lasers provide to the practice.
This course is designed to give the attendees the knowledge to evaluate and select the proper lasers that will be the most beneficial to their practice.
At the End of this Program Attendees Should Have and Understand:
The patient’s and practice’s benefits of dental lasers.
An introductory knowledge of laser physics as it relates to the proper selection of a laser.
The applications and procedures that can be routinely performed with a laser.
The training recommended for the successful and efficient implementation.
Laser safety & infection control considerations.
The confidence to select the type of laser that will be beneficial to their practice.
Course 2 - Hygiene Laser Training Course on:
The Utilization of the 970nm Diode Laser in Dentistry & Laser Safety Officer Training
A Workshop for Hygienists & the Dental Team
6 CE Hours of Participation Credit
The goal of this hands-on training course is to enhance the hygienists and the entire dental team’s knowledge and understanding of the proper techniques, functions, and value that a high powered 970nm soft tissue diode laser brings to their patient care. The program’s purpose is to enable practices to immediately implement the efficient and safe use of the 970nm laser in everyday patient care to obtain enhanced treatment outcomes. This laser is an ideal treatment modality for many soft tissue procedures, especially as it relates to periodontal care. A thorough knowledge of the role and relationship of the laser’s wavelength, power, and temporal modes are key in obtaining the desired outcomes. Attendees will learn the science, physics, tissue interaction, laser safety, infection control, and workflow involved for the successful implementation of the 970nm laser to attain optimal patient care.
This program is designed to help facilitate the implementation of the 970nm laser into everyday use. It is specifically intended to assist attendees in maximizing the benefits this laser technology provides for enhancing the quality of care and education provided by entire dental team. The objective of this workshop is to attain improved outcomes and maximize the potential that the soft tissue laser provides to the practice. Reimbursement considerations and proper third party (insurance) submittal procedures for all of these procedures will be discussed. Ergonomics, workflow, and referral pathways will also be reviewed.
Participation activities will include the use of the 970nm laser on porcine tissue and other materials to learn and understand how the laser operates and performs. Attendees will perform simulated clinical treatments of the various soft tissue laser procedures that are routinely performed by a dental clinician. A comprehensive discussion on the laser techniques and considerations when diagnosing, performing, and managing the outcomes of laser treatments will be included.
At the End of This Workshop, Attendees Should Have & Understand:
The patient & practice’s benefits of dental lasers.
An understanding and knowledge of laser physics.
Sufficient knowledge on how to set and control the parameters of a 970nm diode laser.
Laser safety & infection control considerations.
How to explain many of the surgical procedures that can be performed with the 970nm laser
How to perform Periodontal Debridement Laser Therapy (PDLT).
Guidelines for documentation of laser treatment and submission dental & medical insurance submission for laser therapy
Dr. Michael J Boschetti
Dr. Michael J. Boschetti received his Doctorate from Tufts University in 1983 after earning his Bachelor Degree in Biology from Merrimack College in 1980. Upon graduation, Dr. Boschetti was a Clinical Instructor in the Dental Auxiliary Utilization Clinic at Tufts University. He has been practicing in Revere since 1983. Dr. Boschetti has received an Advanced Degree in CEREC Restorations and is certified in Soft Tissue Laser Technology. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society. He is a Northeast Regional Trainer for Patterson Dental, training doctors in the use of CEREC® CAD/CAM technology, and also trained in Sirolaser® Utilization. Dr. Boschetti is a past Chairman of the North Metropolitan District of the Massachusetts Dental Society and presently holds the position of Treasurer of the District. Dr. Boschetti enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, golfing and riding his Harley.
Course : Everyday digital dentistry
"Everyday dentistry can become mundane, encompassing simple and monotonous drilling and filling. Technology, however, specifically the incorporation of digital dentistry in everyday workflow, forges practices into the future. It boosts team morale while offering a set of skills and services never before attainable."
Dr. Robert A Conte
Dr. Bob Conte graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in 1993 and has been in private practice in Warwick, RI for the past 20 years. The busy 2 doctor practice is a largely restorative-based with CEREC at the core of everyday activities.
8 Years CEREC experience
Sirona Beta Tester
Patterson and Sirona Basic and Advanced Trainer
Faculty Scottsdale Center for Dentistry and CerecDoctors.com
Moderator RI/SE Mass CEREC Study Club
Course : CEREC 2014: Which Block to Use?”
CEREC technology has seen major advancements in the last several years. The hardware and software are constantly evolving. With the explosion of CAD-fabricated restorations in dentistry, we are now seeing tremendous development of our ceramic materials. We now ability to treat multiple teeth, fabricate bridges, Maryland bridges, custom implant abutments, implant restorations, inlays, onlays and veneers in-office. The challenge for dentists is to understand the properties of the materials and to know where and when to use the materials for the best outcome.
Goals for Participants:
Gain an appreciation for the evolution of the materials available for CEREC.
Understand the many block materials available and where and when to use each.
Learn of several new materials soon to be available.
Course : Custom Abutments using 4.3 Software
There are several different methods to restoring implants with the CEREC system. There are pros and cons to each. The ability to create beautiful custom abutments and crowns in-office is truly a game changer. We will compare and contrast:
Sirona’s Tibase System and design with 4.3 software
A comprehensive step-by-step overview of the process of creating custom abutments in-office with the Chairside 4.3 software will be provided. We will cover materials, software imaging, design, processing and assembly.
Nancy Kagan is the founder of Summit Dental Partners LLC, a practice management consulting company working with dentists and dental practices throughout New England. She is also a frequent lecturer on matters relating to the daily operations of dental practices.
Nancy has enjoyed a long, satisfying career in the dental field. She began her career as a hygienist. After several years of clinical practice she started “Dental Temporaries”, one of the first temporary placement agencies serving the dental community. Nancy sold Dental Temporaries and had the opportunity to manage a large group practice from its inception. It was at that point that she discovered her real niche—developing systems and procedures to make dental practices more efficient and successful.
Nancy is known for her hands on approach to consulting. She “partners” with her practices, both large and small, helping them address the many issues that affect today’s dental practices.
Pamela Dembski Hart
Pam brings extensive knowledge and twenty years experience in assisting dental and medical practices and ambulatory surgery centers, to successfully meet federal, state and/or accreditation requirements. Currently as principal and founder of Healthcare Accreditation Resources LLC, Pam partners with medical and dental healthcare professionals to assist and provide them with the tools necessary to meet federal, state regulatory or accreditation requirements. Her expertise in OSHA regulatory compliance, Infection Prevention and Control, HIPAA and Accreditation/CMS standards helps to position your practice to achieve and maintain compliance as required by law.
Pam has been recognized by Becker’s Ambulatory Surgery Center Review journal (2011,2012 and 2013) as one of 200 women leaders in the surgery center industry who work tirelessly to oversee surgery center operations, orchestrate ASC purchases and partnerships, improve clinical quality, advocate for surgery centers on the political stage or otherwise benefit the industry.
Laurie LaBrie is the President of Integrated Human Resources, Inc. a Beverly based Human Resources Consulting Firm. Integrated deploys outsourcing strategies in the areas of human resources, worker’s compensation, employee benefits, benefits administration, and payroll to small businesses throughout the United States.
Laurie realized that although Human Resources administration does require several soft skills and solid communication expertise, the “business of human resources” is best achieved by setting up and executing all of the critical human resources processes — from hiring to firing — in an objective and systemic way. This led her to the develop FullyINTEGRATED HR, Integrated’s proven, process-based system for effective human resources development, management and administration.
Course : COVER YOUR A$$ETS
Dentistry is more complex now than ever and our Doctors no longer practice just dentistry. The industry is multidimensional and even smaller practices need to be experts at business, sales, human resources, legal, regulatory compliance and more.
There are so many questions to be answered: Are you committing insurance fraud without knowing it? Are you doing the required annual risk assessments? Does anyone know about that little mistake you let slip through? Will your record keeping help you or put you behind bars? Will the regulatory fines be more than your retirement fund? Ultimately, the most important question is: Should you be sleeping soundly at night?
This presentation is designed to put your mind at ease and outline three big risk areas: mis-management, employees and OSHA.
Patti DiGangi RDH, BS and Judy Bendit RDH, BS the air traffic controllers for this flight. They are national speakers who created and present this one-of-a-kind program including topics from eletronic health records, risk assessment, instrumentation, and ergonomics to name a few. They have successfully presented this program across the country since 2010.
Course : Attention all Dental Hygienists-Flight Plan:Checklists
George is your 82 year old patient. His health is complex and he takes 12 medications daily. He keeps his routine hygiene appointments but his dental health is declining. What can we do to help? In this fast-paced all day event, we will take the best parts of every course you ever attended (lectures, hands-on workshops, brainstorming, face time with manufacturers) to create something new and unique. We use the idea of a flight plan checklist like a pilot uses and apply it to dentistry. Checklists help us create the most effective flight plan for our patients and can bring about striking improvements in their health.
A boarding pass moves participants through the day to their connecting flights with vendors traveling with colleagues and a flight bag to experience face-to-face hands-on experiences. They leave with a flight bag full of great ideas, samples, and much more.
After attending this 6 hour case-based CE Program, participants will:
Look at clinical concepts of using evidence-based dentistry to guide care.
Investigate options to decide the best armamentarium.
Summarize medical necessity narratives to facilitate insurance benefits.
Tie it all together with checkslists that move you beyond your routine.
Jeffrey B Price DDS
Dr. Price is an Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology and Director of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore, MD and is board certified by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology. In addition, he is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology at the UNC School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, NC; and, a visiting faculty member at the Spear Education Center and LD Pankey Institute. Before entering the profession of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, Dr. Price practiced general and adult restorative dentistry in Hendersonville, NC for 24 years. While in practice, Dr. Price completed the continuum at the L.D. Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, FL; in addition, he attained his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry as well as Diplomate status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Price is currently a Senior Editorial Board Member for the ICOI-sponsored journal, Implant Dentistry; and, is a reviewer for the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and the Journal of Dental Education.
Course #1 – Integrating Optimal Radiographic Techniques Into the Advanced Restorative Practice
Review advanced 2D principles and optimized intraoral techniques that advanced restorative practices have mastered
Common, recurring misadventures in CBCT imaging
Detection of root fractures with CBCT—it is not as easy as it looks
CBCT imaging for everything except implant planning
Conventional fixed prosthetics
Growth & development/orthodontics
Evaluation of obstructive sleep apnea; evaluate airways
Localization of impacted third molars
Is medical billing right for your office?
ICD 10 Codes
What is CMS?
What is the IAC?
Course #2—The Role of 3D Radiology in Achieving Synergy with Digital and 3D Dentistry in the Modern Restorative Office
Refresher on principles of CBCT imaging
Review of how to achieve maximal image quality
Advanced review of implant-specific anatomy as seen on CBCT scans
Advanced radiation safety principles & patient education training for CBCT imaging
Advanced review of interpretation/pathology
Advanced uses of CBCT including integration of CBCT data with restorative data.
Patrick Hayden, M.Ed
Owner & Principal, Hayden Education
Patrick Hayden has worked in the dental industry for over 18 years. His unique skill is understanding how adults learn. Patrick has taken the complex workflow of placing dental implants using 3D CAD/CAM technology and designed and developed a curriculum tailored for the most valuable resource in a dental practice, the dental TEAM. After visiting thousands of dental offices and conducting hundreds of education courses on dental implants at Straumann, Patrick has seen first hand that the most successful dental practices are those who function as a cohesive TEAM. Through consistent, informed messaging the TEAM communicates to patients with conviction about how dental implants can improve their health and their lives.
Patrick earned his Masters of Education in Curriculum Design and Adult Learning Theory from the University of Massachusetts. He facilitates his classes with enthusiasm and humor, and knows that adults learn best in a positive environment where they are engaged, interact, and can apply what they learned back effectively in the office after the training.
Course :Transforming Staff into a TEAM : Effective Patient Communication of Dental Implants & Digital Technology
3D digital technology for the planning, placement, and restoration of dental implants has never been more predictable and exciting. The dental TEAM can be the most untapped resource in a dental practice. How often has the dentist made a dental implant therapy recommendation to a patient only for that patient to then turn to the hygienist, dental assistant, or front desk and ask them: “What do you think?” An impactful, educated consistent answer to that question by all the members of the TEAM can dramatically impact case acceptance for optimal treatment for missing teeth, and practice growth. To maximize this significant practice growth opportunity for the dental practice, it is imperative for the entire dental TEAM to consistently demonstrate proficient, consultative knowledge of dental implants and the digital workflow.
Staff members learn to become a confident, positive TEAM in their practice through a combination of presentation, hands-on, and interactive discussion. In addition, course attendees will have an opportunity to practice their newly acquired knowledge individually, and in small groups, and receive coaching and feedback before returning to the office to actually apply their new knowledge and skills with their patients and play an active role in reinventing and growing the dental practice.
“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” Winston Churchill
Bill BartonMM, BS, CDT, TE
Bill Barton, is a Technical Consultant for Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. Bill has been a dental laboratory technician, manager and educator for over 31 years, serving 25 years in the United States Air Force prior to joining the Ivoclar Vivadent Technical Services Department in 2009. His extensive technical background includes experience in all phases of fixed and removable prosthetics. Bill’s role within the Technical Services Department is to provide unsurpassed customer support, lead training/education programs at the International Center for Dental Education, and perform in-depth product testing.
Patrick Coon, CDT, TE
Patrick has over 26 years’ experience in the dental technology field. He completed the U.S. Air Force’s dental laboratory training course at Shepherd Air Force Base (AFB) in Wichita Falls, TX in 1988. He has worked in all areas and capacities in the dental laboratory. His last assignment before retirement was as manager of the Air Forces second largest base dental laboratory (Keesler AFB) managing 14 technicians. After retirement from the Air Force, Patrick continued working for the federal government as the senior technician and trainer at Keesler AFB, training new technicians arriving from technical training school. He received his A.A.S Degree in Dental laboratory Technology from the Community College of the Air Force in 2000 and his CDT certifications in 2004 (Crown and Bridge) and in 2006 (Orthodontics). Patrick left federal service in June 2013 to join Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. as a Technical Consultant where his duties include assisting customers with technical issues, teaching courses, and in research and testing of materials for both Ivoclar Vivadent and Wieland Dental, which is now part of the Ivoclar Vivadent group.
Course : Stain & Glaze - Ivoclar Hands-on
Edward Kisling is a president of Victoria Management Strategies Inc., a company dedicated to presenting quality seminars for the dental community. He is North America's premier speaker on credit and collection in the dental office. A previous owner of 24 credit bureaus and 25 collection agencies and a professional speaker for over 10 years to dental societies and conventions, Mr. Kisling's three-hour seminars are fast-paced, humurous and fact-filled.
Course : Credit & Collections - How to collect from patients and still keep them your patients
Attendees will learn all aspects of credit and collection, including proprt use of credit cards, how to use a telefone effectively, conduct a collection interview, skip trace, prevent accounts receivable, when to use an outside agency and how to collect from "friends of the dentist".
T Andre Shirdan
In 2014 Andre celebrates 25 years of helping practices create ssystems for treatment planing, team training, goal attainment and technology integration. He founded The Systems, a dental practice management, training and consulting firm that created the C.R.E.W. training process and was contributing creator of the companies Dentalife, Dynamic Dental Systems and HMS and the periodontal protocol Stat-Ck . He joined Patterson Dental in 2005. His presentation have informed and entertained hundreds of audiences across the country while motivating practice to generate better results and creating fluent processes.
Course : Build Your Team. Build your practice and stop missed appointments.
Are you chasing patients and never catching them? Are you ready todo this in a blink of an eye? Learn the fundamental of recall utilizing better verbal skills, customer service and technology uses by companies like Disney. This event is for Dentist, Hygienist, Dental Assistants and business team members. Bring your reports. Bring calculators. Let's dig into what the numbers of the practice tell us.
Course : Eaglesoft Treasures
Are you getting 100% from your Practice Management software ? Are you ready to dig deep into features that have existed for years but you never knew they were there ? This course benefits the entire dental team. Learn to use Eaglesoft more like a personal chef and less like a recipe box. Andre will spend lots of time an open forum for audience questions. This event is for Dentist, Hygienist, Dental Assistsnts and business team members who are Eaglesoft users.
Mary's background includes over 39 Years spent in the dental industry. She has a clinical, administrative and consulting background, in which she has been actively involved with insurance, clinical and dental management seminars. Over the last 13 Years she has worked with Patterson Dental in positions such as Regional training advisor. Mary has been very active as a CTC and Practice Masters Seminar presenter for over 11 Years.
She resides in North Carolina and has two grown daughters living one town over in North Carolina. Her lifetime joys are her 3 grandchildren, Brayden, Kendall and Kinley, all living in North Carolina.
Course : Digital Tool Box - Revenuewell, Patt Lock, On Track & reporting.
When: Nov 7, 2014 7 AM to Nov 8, 2014 5 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 07 )
You've almost made it through your classes and soon finals will be upon us. You need a break and First Gen Connect has the answer!
Join us for Board Games, snacks, and study break goodie bags. Take some time to decompress, hang out with friends and win at the Game of Life. Or Monopoly. Or Apples to Apples. We've got plenty to choose from.
We'll have goodie bags available for pickup too, so even if you can't stay, come by and grab your bag!
When: Dec 11, 2014 2 PM to Dec 11, 2014 4 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14 )
In celebration of our 3 year anniversary, we are holding a fundraiser in honor of Team IMPACT.
Over the past year, Salon EVA MICHELLE has supported a local non-profit charity, Team IMPACT. Team IMPACT is a local non-profit chartered to improve the quality of life for children facing chronic illnesses through the power of team. Team IMPACT children are drafted onto local college athletic teams and become a part of the team for several years, from Draft Day through their Graduation.
Join us in celebrating and raising awareness for Team IMPACT with hor d'oeuvres, cocktails and hair presentation on Sunday, October 26th 2014 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wink and Nod. As a fellow local Boston business, we ask that you join our efforts at Salon EVA MICHELLE and consider making a donation to Team IMPACT. With your support, Team IMPACT will bring this powerful concept to the thousands of deserving children in the Boston area and beyond that, can benefit this program.
For those who cannot attend the event but would like to donate, donations are happily accepted through Team IMPACT's donation page at https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/TeamIMPACT/OnlineDonation.html . The donation process is fast, easy and secure. We truly appreciate any support you can provide, no amount is too small. Also, we are offering treatments to add to your appointment at a discounted rate of $30 (normally $50), all proceeds will be donated to Team IMPACT.
Thank you so much for your generosity and we hope to see you there!
When: Oct 26, 2014 4 PM to Oct 27, 2014 12 AMin Boston, Massachusetts (Sun, 26 Oct 2014 16 )
Sponsored by: X-Cel Adult Education Minimum age: 18 X-Cel, Inc. Adult Education was founded in 2000 by two adult educators with the vision of providing quality adult education services to residents of Greater Boston. X-Cel’s mission is to make high school completion and college-level study more accessible to low-income adults in Greater Boston, by
When: Oct 2, 2014 6 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Thu, 02 Oct 2014 18 )
Omotayo "Big Sexy" Riley is coming to Boston!!! To all my people's in the Boston area come rock out with me next Thursday, Oct. 2nd at the SOULED OUT - All R&B Affair!!! It's going down at Slade's Bar. 958 Tremont street. Doors open @ 8, show @ 9:30. $10 cover before 10pm, so get there early! 21+ w/I.D. a must!!! Hit me up if you need more info. SEE YOU THERE!!!
When: Oct 2, 2014 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Thu, 02 Oct 2014 20 )
Sponsored by: Boston Cares Minimum age: 13 Boston Cares is a flexible volunteer agency that connects individuals with volunteer opportunities throughout Greater Boston. To become a Boston Cares member and begin signing up for projects online, you must attend a brief, one-time New Volunteer Orientation. Every orientation covers the same mater
When: Oct 4, 2014 1 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Oct 2014 13 )
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