Dental CE at Augusta University

Dental CE at Augusta University We present a wide variety of opportunities offering continuing dental education (CDE) for dental health care professionals from around the world.
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The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, whose faculty is involved in many state and national dental organizations, presents a wide variety of opportunities offering continuing dental education (CDE) for dental health care professionals from around the world. Explore our wide variety of course offerings!

Mission: To provide high quality life-long learning opportunities to individuals in the community, state, region and nation through -educational programs that train and enhance the skills and expertise of students and working professionals in the fields of business, education, and health sciences -cultural immersion programs designed to build understanding and appreciation of a diverse society and workforce.

Fun Fact FridayAccording to a recent survey by Time magazine, 59% of people would rather have a dental appointment than ...
07/17/2020

Fun Fact Friday
According to a recent survey by Time magazine, 59% of people would rather have a dental appointment than sit next to someone who is talking on a cell phone.
#funfactfriday #augdentalce

Fundamentally, this is a tricky situation because employers are not responsible for the legal activities performed by em...
07/15/2020

Fundamentally, this is a tricky situation because employers are not responsible for the legal activities performed by employees during their off hours. When employees are clocked in, they are the employer’s responsibility. Once they clock out, it is difficult if not impossible for the employer to micromanage everything they do.

There is not a one-size-fits-all approach to these situations. There are so many variables:

Does your state/county/city have travel restrictions or isolation orders in place?
Where are they going? What are the COVID cases like in that area?
How are they getting there (flying, driving, public transportation)?
Who are they spending time with?
How careful are they, in terms of masks, social distancing, etc.?
How careful are their friends and family ?
These are not questions that you typically ask employees when they request time off. Even in the post-COVID landscape, asking these types of questions may not be a good idea.

In terms of assessing the risks and charting a path forward, however, these are exactly the questions that need to be answered. The question is whether this responsibility falls on the employer, the local health department, or someone else. At the moment, this is not clear. Stopping this pandemic depends, in part, on the individual choices made by everyone; we are all in each other’s hands, so to speak.
#wisdomwednesday #augdentalce

Your dental office needs to have a written financial policy. It should be presented to and signed by all patients. Keep ...
07/14/2020

Your dental office needs to have a written financial policy. It should be presented to and signed by all patients. Keep a copy of that signed document. This policy is the rule by which all financial arrangements are made. There are three things to remember when setting your financial policy:

Make all payment options transparent and stick to it
Offer incentives so patients will pay early
Don’t see any patients until everyone knows what the payment arrangements are
Your financial policy will be determined by the dynamics of your office. Whatever your financial policy is, be consistent when presenting it.
#tiptuesday #augdentalce

As mentioned with your website’s look, graphics, and colors, your message needs to be consistent as well. Creating a bra...
07/13/2020

As mentioned with your website’s look, graphics, and colors, your message needs to be consistent as well. Creating a brand standard guide will help you develop that coherence which you can easily communicate to anyone handling your content creation.

If you always use a specific tagline, make sure it’s included in everything. Identify your message first and lead with it every time. For example, if you have a patient-focused marketing strategy, put your patients front and center in your marketing efforts, not your physician credentials.
#marketingmonday #augdentalce

Just like fingerprints, tooth prints are unique to each individual and can be used to help solve crimes like in the case...
07/10/2020

Just like fingerprints, tooth prints are unique to each individual and can be used to help solve crimes like in the case of Ted Bundy. He left a bite impression on one of his victims. Forensic odontologists Richard Souviron and Lowell Levine matched castings of that mark to work on Bundy's teeth. That information was submitted into evidence and as a result, he was sentenced to death.

~Throwback Thursday~Normally we would be in Savannah getting ready to kick off our Dental Hygiene Symposium, but due to ...
07/09/2020

~Throwback Thursday~
Normally we would be in Savannah getting ready to kick off our Dental Hygiene Symposium, but due to COVID and the safety of everyone, we're still here in Augusta. Here's a shot of the 2018 course faculty celebrating the 35th year of the symposium! Make sure you save the date for next year - July 9-11, 2021 #augdentalce #dentalhygiene

The most common thing found to hold dentists back from hitting their full potential is the simple fact they are pursuing...
07/07/2020

The most common thing found to hold dentists back from hitting their full potential is the simple fact they are pursuing solving the wrong problem. Meaning, they are treating the wrong symptom. This is no different than the challenge you face in your practice when trying to solve a sensitive tooth. Is this decay, sinus issue, bite issue, or countless other choices. A proper diagnosis is the key to success, otherwise, you solve the wrong problems and then wonder why you get lackluster results!
#augdentalce #tiptuesday

Given your efforts in the digital marketing world, is there any value in taking your content offline? You bet.Having a t...
07/06/2020

Given your efforts in the digital marketing world, is there any value in taking your content offline? You bet.

Having a tangible, printed newsletter has been proven to be effective at helping businesses promote brand awareness, expand their target audience, and increase client engagement. Essentially what that means is if you’re worried about patient retention, mail them a newsletter and it will help bring patients back in. If you can include a coupon in the newsletter for tracking, even better.
#augdentalce #marketingmonday

Today is National Take Your Dog to Work Day!Even if you aren't participating we still want to see your poochies - drop y...
06/26/2020

Today is National Take Your Dog to Work Day!

Even if you aren't participating we still want to see your poochies - drop your pics below!

#TakeYourDogToWorkDay

Men are less likely to visit a dentist than women, according to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Rather than seek...
06/25/2020

Men are less likely to visit a dentist than women, according to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Rather than seeking preventative dentistry, they often visit a dentist only when they have a problem that needs prompt treatment. #MensHealthMonth #augdentalce

Share your expectations with your team, in detail, and prioritize. One of the most common complaints I hear from team me...
06/23/2020

Share your expectations with your team, in detail, and prioritize. One of the most common complaints I hear from team members is that they do not know what the doctor wants. They are anxious to please the doctor, but they feel they are just winging it most of the time. This can lead to frustration for the entire team and can have a negative impact on the overall production of the practice.
#augdentalce #tiptuesday

FUN FACT FRIDAYIn 1986, the winner of the National Spelling Bee won by spelling ODONTALGIA.#augdentalce #funfactfriday
06/19/2020

FUN FACT FRIDAY
In 1986, the winner of the National Spelling Bee won by spelling ODONTALGIA.
#augdentalce #funfactfriday

The Achilles’ heel of practice building is often the front desk telephone. Anyone picking up an outbound line must answe...
06/17/2020

The Achilles’ heel of practice building is often the front desk telephone. Anyone picking up an outbound line must answer in a courteous, professional and unhurried manner. Callers should not feel like they're calling a pizzeria on Super Bowl Sunday. The practice name must be clearly stated as well as the name of the person answering the phone. Remember, your best marketing efforts are simply wasted if your phone is not answered properly.
#augdentalce #wisdomwednesday

Strong teams need strong leaders. Be the leader in your practice and have a clear statement of what your vision is for y...
06/16/2020

Strong teams need strong leaders. Be the leader in your practice and have a clear statement of what your vision is for your practice, something that your team can articulate, embrace and own. Then walk your talk! #augdentalce #tiptuesday

Sometimes refreshing something that’s already working can be as good as creating a brand-new piece of content. If you ha...
06/15/2020

Sometimes refreshing something that’s already working can be as good as creating a brand-new piece of content. If you have a procedure page that has performed well for years, go in and update it with information on new technologies and methods. Keep it fresh and current, so you can use it again (and again). Moreover, it will keep you consistent with your patients’ expectations about what they will experience.
#augdentalce #marketingmonday

June 12 is National Loving Day!The Loving Day name comes from Loving v. Virginia (1967), the landmark Supreme Court deci...
06/12/2020

June 12 is National Loving Day!

The Loving Day name comes from Loving v. Virginia (1967), the landmark Supreme Court decision that declared all laws against interracial marriage unconstitutional in the United States.

Loving Day began as a graduate thesis project at Parsons School of Design in New York City. It was created by Ken Tanabe, a graphic designer, who accidentally discovered the Loving case while Googling something else. Being of interracial, intercultural, and international heritage himself, he was shocked that no one ever taught him about the case. He was also shocked to learn that no one else his age seemed to know about it either. That's how it all started.

The Loving Day website went live in June of 2004. Since then, Loving Day has expanded into a global network of celebrations. Loving Day has been featured in major national and international press, including the Washington Post, NPR, ABC, and BBC World.

To learn more about National Loving Day please visit: http://www.lovingday.org/

#augdentalce #lovingday

On this day in 1993 "Jurassic Park", directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum opens, sets box ...
06/11/2020

On this day in 1993 "Jurassic Park", directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum opens, sets box office weekend record of $502 million.

Dinosaur Dental Fact: Dinosaur teeth were replaceable. If a dinosaur broke or lost a tooth, another grew in to take the place, behaving much like sharks teeth do today.

Wouldn't that be convenient?!?

#augdentalce #throwbackthursday

These phrases say it all: “When the front office hums, the back office dances,” “It's what’s up front that counts,” and ...
06/10/2020

These phrases say it all: “When the front office hums, the back office dances,” “It's what’s up front that counts,” and last but not least, “When everyone does everything, no one’s accountable for anything.” Defining duties at the desk is the key to efficiency. The scheduling coordinator’s three main duties are answering the telephone, greeting patients who walk in and engineering the schedule. The financial coordinator is responsible for presenting the fees, posting payments and handling all insurance. Cross-training is good for two hours per day while each administrative team member works on behind-the-scenes chores, such as filling the schedule and reducing accounts receivable.
#wisdomwednesday #augdentalce

47. Have a competitive advantage or don’t compete. If you don’t have a competitive advantage–a reason for people to choo...
06/09/2020

47. Have a competitive advantage or don’t compete. If you don’t have a competitive advantage–a reason for people to choose you over Practice B–you run the risk of being perceived as a commodity. And then every treatment plan you offer will be put under the microscope of price because there’s nothing else for a prospective patient to hang their hat on. #tiptuesday #augdentalce

Google Analytics breaks down not only how people come to your website, how they get there and what they’re looking at, b...
06/08/2020

Google Analytics breaks down not only how people come to your website, how they get there and what they’re looking at, but it will also tell you what your top-performing pages are. You can then optimize the bejeezus out of those pages. Say your colonoscopy page is the third most visited page on your website; if it doesn’t have a video, well, you know what content to add to give it a boost. #augdentalce #marketingmonday

It's National Donut Day...so spill it..What's your all-time favorite donut? Let us know in the comments.#donutday
06/05/2020

It's National Donut Day...so spill it..

What's your all-time favorite donut? Let us know in the comments.

#donutday

In 1783 Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier make 1st public hot-air balloon flight (unmanned), covering 2km and lasting 10 mi...
06/04/2020

In 1783 Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier make 1st public hot-air balloon flight (unmanned), covering 2km and lasting 10 minutes with an estimated altitude of 1,600-2,000m #throwbackthursday #augdentalce

Time is key for co-diagnosing and profitability in hygiene. Make that your hygiene appointment mantra! Here are three wa...
06/03/2020

Time is key for co-diagnosing and profitability in hygiene. Make that your hygiene appointment mantra! Here are three ways to accomplish that:

Take time to review your current hygiene appointment time. The norm is 60 minutes.
Give ultrasonic, hand instrumentation and polishing 30 minutes for preventive care. This leaves you with 30 minutes of value!
Write down what screenings are currently offered in your practice or screenings/products you are preparing to integrate.
Add five minute increments for each item listed. This is a quick and realistic strategy to determine if your hygiene time reflects your best results!
#augdentalce #wisdomwednesday

All practices should be growing each year by a minimum of 15-20%. if that’s not happening, assess your management system...
06/02/2020

All practices should be growing each year by a minimum of 15-20%. if that’s not happening, assess your management systems and apply the 3 rules of CHANGE…

If something is working celebrate and DO MORE of it…
If a system is NOT working – stop the insanity and DO something DIFFERENT
If you don’t know if it works or not, analyze and FIND OUT…
#augdentalce #tiptuesday

How long is long enough? As mentioned earlier, you can probably get away with 1,000 to 1,500 words, although the longer ...
06/01/2020

How long is long enough? As mentioned earlier, you can probably get away with 1,000 to 1,500 words, although the longer the better with 6,500 words performing the best. Avoid going less than 250 or 300 words as search engines frown upon it.

The goal of all search engines is to provide the searcher with the best, most relevant example so that users will continue to the platform. It’s best to vary the length of your blogs and your content mix to keep your site relevant. In other words, don’t fall in love with just producing 800-word content pieces. Mix it up a little. #marketingmonday #augdentalce

Death of Hesy-Re, an Egyptian scribe, often called the first “dentist.” An inscription on his tomb includes the title “t...
05/29/2020

Death of Hesy-Re, an Egyptian scribe, often called the first “dentist.” An inscription on his tomb includes the title “the greatest of those who deal with teeth, and of physicians.” This is the earliest known reference to a person identified as a dental practitioner. #augdentalce #funfactfriday

With the increasing risks associated with the widespread Coronavirus COVID-19, Augusta University is postponing all 2020...
05/28/2020

With the increasing risks associated with the widespread Coronavirus COVID-19, Augusta University is postponing all 2020 CDE courses. We are currently working with the resorts and speakers to begin planning for 2021.

Thank you for your continued support and patience. If you are currently registered for any 2020 courses we will be reaching out to you. Until then, If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at 706-721-1447 or 706-721-1420.

Practicing dentistry often involves being in uncomfortable postures with resulting back discomfort or performing repetit...
05/27/2020

Practicing dentistry often involves being in uncomfortable postures with resulting back discomfort or performing repetitive hand motions for long periods of time. As a result, 40 to 60 percent of dental professionals suffer from work-related musculoskeletal issues.
A good, ergonomically designed operatory, along with daily stretching and exercise, can help dental practitioners and their staff enjoy long, healthy careers.
The ADA. has a series of videos that explain and demonstrate some easy in-office stretches to keep you and your staff healthy. #augdentalce #wellnesswednesday

https://success.ada.org/en/wellness/7-tips-to-reduce-work-related-pain

Change is constant. The changes due to the rapid expansion of DSOs, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, evidence-based di...
05/26/2020

Change is constant. The changes due to the rapid expansion of DSOs, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, evidence-based diagnostic and treatment planning software, machine to machine learning, robotics, different values and attitudes of consumers and dentists, midlevel providers/dental therapists, the oral-systemic link, vertical integration through the value chain, and change in reimbursement from fee for service to outcomes and value, dental practice as you know it will look nothing like it does today in less than a decade.

So what are you to do?
Stay calm, be highly flexible, and get ready for these changes.
#augdentalce #tiptuesday

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