Seminars by Amber AUGER RDH,MPH

You Are What You Eat

Is Your Patient Feeding the Periodontal Pathogens?

Periodontal disease is multi factorial in nature. Medical conditions, stress, and nutrition play a critical role in how the periodontal disease will progress. This course is designed to investigate the nutrients that patients consume and how they affect the oral cavity. Patients are either feeding pathogens or promoting healing. The treatment of periodontal disease should include the role of nutrients in the elimination and prevention of oral diseases.

Objectives

After this course attendees will be able to:

  • Review common periodontal pathogens
  • Identify the role of nutrients in the progression of periodontal disease
  • Explain how certain foods promote inflammation and create oral environments where bacteria thrive
  • Determine which foods are contraindicated and preferred for periodontally involved patients
  • Implement proper nutritional counseling in current periodontal protocols
  • Access chairside technologies to effectively remove biofilm

Your "Mission" Should You Choose to Accept It!

Enhance the Patient Experience and Increase Case Acceptance

Providing dental hygiene services in non-traditional settings is essential to increase access to care. Adapting preventive care while adhering to the standard precautions will ensure clinicians and patients are kept safe. This course is designed to empower dental professionals with practical steps for successful mission trips.

Objectives

  • Recognize what to look for when choosing an organization to serve with
  • Compare practical tools to honor the culture receiving care
  • Review 5 steps to successful dental mission trips abroad
  • Identify non-traditional protocols to maximize limited resources

Toss the Floss: Rethinking Homecare

Enhance the Patient Experience and Increase Case Acceptance

Flossing and brushing are no longer the gold standards of oral disease prevention. The patient's social history, medical history, pH and dental IQ are essential for each dental clinician to interpret. Providing customized oral care recommendations based on patients needs and lifestyle will create the change we desire. This course is designed to equip the patient with the knowledge they need to provide individualized product recommendations.undefined

Objectives

  • Evaluate communication styles and how motivational interviewing increases case acceptance
  • Determine alternative technologies to enhance biofilm removal
  • Investigate the science behind the product
  • Review individualized oral health products to reduce oral disease

The Dental Hygiene Detective

Advance Risk Assessments


There are many clues that provide evidence of disease, such as occusal wear, recession, bleeding, fissured tongues, erythemic tissues, incipient lesions and many more. Determining our patient's high risk factors for oral disease and systemic health is multi-factorial and our role as dental professionals allows us to evaluate the first signs of disease. This program will help you and your team review the patient's risk factor in-depth. While empowering the clinician to compare clinical technologies that align with the patients lifestyle to reduce decrease disease.

Recommended for all team members

Full Day

Objectives

Review the role of pH in the caries risks assessment and learn to identify stages of demineralization and remineralization.
Learn how to expedite risk assessments to enhance patient education and prevention
Prioritize the patient's high-risk factors to comprehensively decrease their risks of oral disease and systemic health.
Evaluate the latest clinical technologies and homecare technologies to decrease patients oral and systemic disease risks.

Eye Health and Pain Prevention

Enhance the Patient Experience and Increase Case Acceptance

Do you experience any type of physical discomfort? When surveyed three years post-graduation, a high average of hygienists have experienced pain. It is important to understand how proper lighting and magnification can reduce overall stress to the body. This course is designed to empower clinicians with the right tools to prevent pain in order to extend your career and improve your quality of life.

Recommended for all team members

Half Day

Objectives

Identify the potential health risks of not using a loupe  
Discuss the impact of magnification on disease identification    
Discover the connection between lighting and eye strain  

 

Progressive Products

Innovations Every RDH Needs

The culture of dentistry is changing vastly, especially as social media has changed the way our patients get information. This program is designed to go back to the "why"; why we choose the products we are treating our patients with, why we do what we do, and why our current protocols need to change. Empower your team with understanding the efficiencies of products, how they work to prevent oral diseases, and turn a new patient into a lifetime patient. 

Recommended for all team members
Half or Full Day

Objectives

·      Review 5 steps to increase patient acceptance and behavior change for enhanced treatment outcomes
·  Discover how the latest technologies are used to decrease the stress on the body of the hygienist while refining the patient experience
·  Identify and sample products for your special needs patients including xerostomia, pediatric patients, periodontal involved, high-risk patients and many more

The Future of Dentistry

Providing Preventive Services and Utilizing of Teledentistry

Expanded legislation has changed the way dental hygienists can provide preventive care. The use of Teledentistry allows preventive services to be provided in a wide variety of settings, both locally and abroad. Understanding the rules and regulations to keep patients and providers safe is essential to the progression of our field. This course is designed to provide an overview for clinicians interested in providing services in alternative settings.

Recommended for all team members

Half Day

Objectives

·       Discuss legislation changes that enable dental hygienists to expand access to care and identify alternative settings the services can be provided
·       Review portable equipment, clinical innovations, and processes for implementation in nontraditional settings
·       Identify how Teldentistry is implemented and utilized in traditional and nontraditional settings

Emotional Intelligence in Dentistry

Enhance the Patient Experience and Increase Case Acceptance

Dentistry today is often driven by social media, ease of appointment, and insurance coverage.

The experience the patient has with the dental team can make or break the future success of the office. Understanding how to properly connect with patients allows the clinicians to provide higher quality, long-term care with or without insurance. 

Recommended for all team members

Half or Full Day

Objectives

  • Review the 5 most common mistakes dental teams make with patients
  • Discuss emotional awareness, applications of emotions and the ability to manage emotions.
  • Identify how to retain patients, while increasing referrals
  • Discover weak areas of communication among your team, and learn how to strengthen them

Ready to Make a Change?

Increasing Chairside Efficiency and Patient Home Care Compliance

Has your team plateaued in their patient acceptance of treatment recommendations? Turning treatment recommendations into completed treatment require inspired clinicians who have the tools to increase patient compliance. If you and your elite team are ready to increase production and WOW your patients with the latest technologies, this course is for you!

Recommended for all team members

Half or Full Day

Objectives

·    Identify 7 steps to promote patient compliance with treatment recommendations, while increasing productivity.
·    Review new and innovative ways to improve the chairside experience for both the patient and the clinician; including voice recognition technologies,  instruments and new homecare items that will optimize patient compliance.
·   Access common coding errors that prevent insurance coverage and identify verbiage to reinforce recommendations

From Pockets to Pathogens

Maximize Technology for Optimal Periodontal Therapy Success

Are you tired of treating patients with bleeding gums? We know that healthy gums don’t bleed, therefore having a team approach to inflammation reduction is essential. Often, improper coding prevents the patient from having the coverage they deserve. Most private practices lack the protocols and systems to effectively treat Periodontal Disease, therefore this course is designed to empower the entire team, both clinicians and business team members.

 

Recommended for all team members
Full or Half Day 

Objectives

·  Identify 7 steps to promote patient compliance with treatment recommendations, while increasing productivity.
· Access the 2017 APP Periodontal Classifications and review case studies
· Discuss DNA testing, chairside microscope education, and laser implementation
· Review new and innovative ways to improve the chairside experience for both the patient and the clinician; including voice recognition technologies,  instruments and new homecare items that will optimize patient compliance. 

Know Your Role!

The Team Approach to Case Acceptance

Have your patients refused optimum treatment recommendations and settled for incomplete dental care? Increasing patient acceptance requires an entire team approach. If you and your elite team want to elevate your practice through utilization of full- patient engagement and innovative technologies, then this course is for YOU!

Objectives

  • Identify what inhibits patients from WANTING the recommended treatment, while distinguishing your team through effective communication with one another and the patient. 
  • Focus on educating patients with new and innovative ways to improve the chairside experience for both the patient and the clinician; including voice recognition technologies, instruments and new homecare items that will optimize patient compliance. 
  • Learn proper verbiage to create urgency in completing treatment recommendations.