Friday Lunch & Learn Sessions

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | 1 Hr Lecture Credit

  • CO2 and You - A Practical Guide to Using Capnography 
    Pam McDonough Subject Code: 130
    How does a dentist utilize capnography? This is a hands-on presentation that will demonstrate how to integrate the use of capnography in the dental practice.  It will include 3 ways to monitor C02 with nitrous hood.  Additionally, the lecture will compare and contrast pulse oximetry, capnography, and auscultation of breath sounds.

  • Dental Implants - Trouble on the Horizon? How to Steer Clear
    Dr. Jeff Geno Subject Code: 690
  • Gingival Management in the Operative Field
    Dr. Kevin Gureckis Subject Code: 250
    Integrate evidence-based dentistry with clinical case management, to include a review of the rationale for choices of restorative site isolation. Techniques will include mechanical, surgical (scalpel and electro surgery), and laser options. Various clinical cases will be presented to support these isolation options.  Restorative responses to isolation challenges will also be discussed. 
  • Insurance - Improve Your Position  
    Troy Sanders, Dental Systems Inc./ Insurance Answers Plus | Subject Code: 550 
    Insurance is a vital component of a dental practice. We will examine the relationships among the four players: Employer, Carrier, Provider, and Patient. Understanding the roles and arming yourself with information will improve your position. We will explore sources of information along with the pros and cons of each.
  • Oral Surgery Techniques for the General Dentist
    Dr. Bryan Moore Subject Code: 310
  • Protecting Your Practice: Fraud Identification & Risk Management
    Brandon R. Parkhurst, CPA, CFP, CVA, CGMA, Parkhurst & Associates | Subject Code: 550
    An overview of areas that fraud can occur in a dental practice, including how to identify potential weaknesses that may allow for theft, and how to diminish the available opportunities for embezzlement. 
  • Mind Over Money
    Becky Walker, CFP®, Wealth Strategies, Inc. | Subject Code: 550
    Becky Walker is a Certified Financial Planner® Practitioner and Registered Principal with Triad Advisors and is the President and Senior Advisor of Wealth Strategies, Inc. Her mission is to help guide her clients from affluence to independent wealth.
  • Choices for Esthetic Restorations
    Hal Jones, CDT, Summit Dental Lab | Subject Code: TBD
    This program will cover the variety of all-ceramic restorations available today. The  advantages, esthetics, and strengths of zirconia and lithium disilicate products will be discussed, as well as the best uses of each. Learn More