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By providing outstanding oral health care and serving as compassionate role models, you inspire us to do better work—every single day. To prepare yourself for another year of amazing patient care, join us for this August’s dental assistant focused program, celebrating you and your commitment to patients. Spend two days learning and re-connecting with dental assistants from around the region. This lively, Friday and Saturday event features insightful presentations that will help you change the way you practice dentistry upon…Find out more »
Esthetic Dental Team - "A TEAM Approach to Predictable and Efficient Cosmetic Success" This course is a must for the dental team who is ready to go to the next level. The changes in the marketplace require us to communicate with our patients differently. As clinical procedures in aesthetic dentistry continue to expand and improve, the role of the dental assistant has continued to evolve as well. It requires us to learn new Evidence Based Models that result in “Responsible…Find out more »
September 19 - 22, 2019 Hilton National Mall Hotel in Washington, DC. Because it is our nation's historic capital, rich with things we, as Americans, hold dear: the National Mall, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Vietnam Wall, the Capitol Building itself, the White House, and seventeen Smithsonian Museums that amaze and educate. And if that wasn't enough, come hear US Congressman, Paul A. Gosar, DDS, speak at our Awards Dinner Friday night! This year's featured speakers: Dr. James Prittinen - Muscle Strength and…Find out more »
Dentsply Sirona World 2019 • Creating Efficiency Expert Although inventory control and ordering are essential practices of every dental office, few have been able to achieve an ideal balance between maintaining necessary inventory and curtailing overhead expenses; usually, they lack a system or protocol that can make these tasks run smoothly and cost-effectively. These revenue depleting situations occur because there is no inventory control or ordering system in place. Thus, it behooves dental practices to integrate and implement ordering protocols…Find out more »
EXCELLENCE IN PROVISIONALIZATION Friday, October 4, 2019 . 9:00-12:00pm (3 CE Hrs) Speaker: Ewa Bujalski, CDA The role of dental restorations used for provisional and indirect restorative procedures has changed dramatically in the past several years. These restorations are no longer regarded as temporary restorations but rather as provisional restorations with distinct functions and purposes. Provisional restorations have become a vital diagnostic and assessment tool to evaluate function, color, shape, contour, occlusion, periodontal response, implant healing, and overall esthetics.…Find out more »
FROM OUR SIDE OF THE CHAIR WORKSHOP CE Hours: 3 technical and/or scientific Learning Objectives • Learn how to conduct a new patient consultation and case presentation • Utilize scanning technology to wow the patient in a consultation • Understand dental digital photography • Review digital scanning and laboratory communication TEAM APPROACH IN SUPPORTING PREDICTABLE COSMETIC DENTISTRY Lecture Working with you is Killing Me!Find out more »
Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA
Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA is a national and international speaker and published author of over 300 articles for various publications. She has been a practicing dental assistant for over 25 years and works for Dr. Robert Korman in Virginia Beach, VA.
She has taught over 2,000 classes on dental assisting techniques and has taught over 60,000 dental assistants over the last 6 years alone. In addition, Shannon has taught at the Nash Institute, Dawson Academy, and Spear Education, instructing through both lectures and hands-on programs.
She has written over 300 articles in regards to Clinical Application and has a current column in Dental Product Reports for the team evaluation of dental products and materials. She has her own publication for dental assistants with a partnership of Schein Dental called “Side by Side”. She has started one of the first online platforms designated for dental assistants called the Academy of Chairside Assisting.
Shannon has an impressive list of awards and accolades. A few are noted below.
- An active member of the AACD and was the first auxiliary to sit on the AACD Board of Directors and was awarded the Rising Star Award
- Has been recognized as one of Dentistry Today’s Top 100 Clinicians for the last 10 years
- Recognized as Dental Products Report 25 most influential women in dentistry
- Presented the Lucy Hobbs Award
- Presented the Sunstar Butler achievement award
- Named Dr. Bicuspid’s Dental Assistant Educator of the year