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Dentsply Sirona World 2019

October 3 - October 5

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 and systems that ensure the appropriate quantities of supplies are consistently available.

Learning Objectives

  • Know what percentage of operating costs is made up of dental supplies
  • Understand the current state of the practice’s ordering and inventory situation
  • Integrate new logical and efficient ordering and inventory systems into the practice

• Working With You is Killing Me (Panel Discussion with 3 Dentist and their Chairside Assistants)

  • Michael Jordan once said: “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” A good team is never a coincidence. Working together requires a lot of work, both from the dentist and great dental assistant. Good teamwork requires some basics as well, such as open communication, clear vision, and clear group roles. Teams around the world differ by management and communication styles. That’s why it’s always good to do a research and learn from successful teams as they talk about what has worked and what hasn’t. One of the main advantages of working with others is that you can benefit from the skills of others that you may not have yourself. Join three of today’s leading teams (dentist/assistant) in an open discussion about working together as a team, how they have perfected their skills together and harnessed the power of synergy.

Learning Objectives

  • How to effectively communicate with patients, the doctor, and our coworkers
  • How to be open to suggestions and solutions to issues that may come up in the practice
  • How to have a good understanding of each other values, goals, talents and skills

• Proper Isolation for Restorative Needs: Hands On

  • With today’s heightened awareness of infection control, patient safety, and technique sensitive dental materials, meticulous operative field isolation is mandatory. Today the rubber dam is the standard of care for isolation during restorative procedures and should be employed whenever possible. Once the teeth are isolated for any proper restoration, we also must not forget about tissue management. This management begins with rapid profound knowledge of hemostasis. For every restoration— direct or indirect—controlling hemostasis is necessary.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how to place rubber dam for every procedure
  • Explain when to use cord, retraction paste, dental lasers, or a combination
  • Understand various retraction devices and isolation techniques for various dental procedures

• Germ Busters: Infection Control Process for all areas of the Dental Office: Hands On

  • Dental assistants must thoroughly conceptualize the best means to comply with those minimum infection control requirements set forth for dental settings. Compliance is critical to adhere to state dental boards, laws, and regulations. The primary intention is to limit the threat of exposure for dental clinicians and the greater public.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify common chemical disinfectants in the dental practice, sterilization factors, and chemical indicators
  • Explain the differences between cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilizing, as well as recommended protocols for all three processes
  • Define the most common components of adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) in the dental practice and their various purposes

• When Things Don’t Go So Right: Becoming the Best Assist You Can Be

  • If there is nothing I have learned in my 26 years as a Chairside Assistant not all things go right in a dental practice. If we don’t learn from our mistakes, how can we grow? From dental materials to clinical techniques. Mistakes, misunderstandings, and how as a team we grew to make sure that those instances don’t happen again. Not every office is perfect, we would like to think we are, but we’re not. Get ready to laugh, cry and make fun of your own practices. This is a course with panel discussion from other assistants surely not to miss!

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding mistakes can happen in any dental practice, it is how we learn, grow and correct them that counts. No matter how badly you screw things up, there’s almost always a next time and a new chance to get things right
  • The thought process that led to a mistake? Was it a misunderstanding, circumstances, miscommunication, or just plain dropped the ball
  • Start to see where you might’ve gone wrong, and how to do things differently the next time a similar situation arises and learn from your mistakes


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Mandalay Bay Resort and Casinp
Las Vegas, United States
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