Programs by Amber AUGER RDH,MPH

Eye Health and Pain Prevention

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

Progressive Public Health

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

Enchancing Patient Experience and Increasing 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.