11.8.2018 Social Media Best Practices for the Modern Dental Practice!
Posted on 11/8/2018 by Washington AGD
Social Media Best Practices for the Modern Dental Practice: Facebook, You Tube, and More… Location: Washington AGD Educational Center, 91415 International Blvd, #410, SeaTac, WA 98188 Tuition: AGD Member Dentist: $79 includes dinner, Non-AGD Member Dentist includes dinner: $95, UWSOD AGD Student Members: FREE, Staff & Spouse Tuition Avaiable Upon Registering. Subject Code: 550 Credit Hours: 2.5 Course Description: In this course we will discuss the impact of social media, and the proper strategies for leveraging the major platforms including Facebook, You Tube, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Linked In, and Instagram. We will review how each platform works, and how each platform is best applied to dental marketing (since they are quite different). We will explore the importance of having a social media policy and guidelines for your practice. In addition, we will review case studies to learn from real world examples. Learning Objectives: 1) Gain an understanding of how the major social media platforms work: Facebook, You Tube, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Linked In, and Instagram. 2) Learn best practices for leveraging these platforms to improve your social media performance. 3) Understand how to assess and measure the impact of social media on your overall marketing program. Attendees will leave with a checklist of items and activities to implement in order to improve their social media performance....
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WA AGD Clinical Implantology Continuum
Posted on 9/14/2018 by Washington AGD
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9.7.2018 Dental Forensics: a Primer for Volunteers
Posted on 9/7/2018 by Washington AGD
Dental Forensics: A Primer for Volunteers Date: Friday, September 7, 2018 Tuition: $199 per Dentists and Staff, Subject Code: 145, Credit Hours: 7 (Participation) Speakers: Drs. Kyle Tanaka, Timothy Hess & Gary Heyamoto This continuing education participation course will provide an overview of forensic dentistry, identification methods and the role odontology plays in these identifications of the deceased, identifying criminals and their victims. Course Logistics: Registration: 8:30 – 9:00am Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm Lunch: 12:00am to 1:00pm Location: Washington Academy of General Conference Center Course Description: Dentists have played very important roles identifying victims of major catastrophes, such as natural disasters, airplane crashes, and terrorist activities. Dental professionals were integral in identifying victims of such tragedies as the Oklahoma City Federal Building bombing, the 911 World Trade Center attacks, the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 and locally, the 2014 Oso, Washington landslide. Dental professionals have an unique skill set that makes them indispensable to the medical examiner or coroner’s office. With some basic training and credentials, the dental professional will be qualified to volunteer to assist in future emergencies. This course will focus on the use of the WinID program. WinID is a dental computer software that can assist forensic odontologists’ human identification efforts. WinID makes use of dental and anthropometric characteristics to rank possible matches. Participants are encouraged to download and install a copy of WinID from the American Board of Forensic Odontology (ABFO) http://abfo.org/winid/ on a Windows based computer prior to the course....
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9.6.2018 Online Reviews & Reputation Management: Google, Yelp & More
Posted on 9/6/2018 by Washington AGD
Online Reviews & Reputation Management: Google, Yelp, Healthgrades, and Facebook! Location: Washington AGD Educational Center, 91415 International Blvd, #410, SeaTac, WA 98188 Tuition: AGD Member Dentist: $79 includes dinner, Non-AGD Member Dentist includes dinner: $95, UWSOD AGD Student Members: FREE, Staff & Spouse Tuition Avaiable Upon Registering. Subject Code: 550 Credit Hours: 2.5 Course Description: In this course we will discuss one of the hottest topics in practice marketing today, online reputation management. We will explore the major review platforms Google, Yelp, Facebook, and Healthgrades. We will learn how each platform works, and best practices to improve your online reputation. We will discuss how to generate more positive reviews, and how to deal with negative reviews. In addition, we will review case studies to learn from real world examples. Learning Objectives: 1) Gain an understanding of how the major review platforms work: Google, Yelp, Facebook, and Healthgrades. 2) Review the patient decision making process and statistics related to selecting a new dentist (as it pertains to online reviews). 3) Discuss best practices for generating positive reviews, and dealing with negative reviews. Attendees will leave with a checklist of items and activities to implement in order to improve their online reputation and reviews....
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8.24.2018 Atraumatic Extractions for the GP with Dr. Steven Rasner
Posted on 8/24/2018 by Washington AGD
Atraumatic Extractions for the G.P. with Dr. Steven Rasner Testimonial, Dr. Frank Spear “Steve is a living example of what happens when intensity coupled with his ability to motivate both staff and patients are put into motion.” Date: Friday & Saturday, August 24 & 25, 2018 Time: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Tuition: AGD Member Dentist: $895, Non-AGD Dentist: $995, Military Dentist with Proof of Military ID: $805.50 Subject Code: 310 Credit Hours: 16 (Lecture & Participation) Location: Washington AGD Educational Center, 19415 International Blvd, #410, SeaTac, WA 98188 Breakfast, Lunch, Parking & All Materials included with Registration. Is it possible to master in two days multiple surgical procedures that you’re currently referring out? The answer is a resounding yes. This action-packed two day class,, will provide a step-by-step blueprint for success at a wide array of oral surgical procedures. It will be a question-inviting atmosphere. From pre-op patient preparation to scheduling to post-op instructions, you will leave prepared to return to your practice and immediately provide these procedures. Course Description: The course has been carefully designed to integrate didactic, audio and visual aides, and extensive hands-on attendee participation with a wide range of procedures for each individual. Didactic: Safe patient selection Oral sedation protocol Red flags Antibiotic coverage Atraumatic extractions Teeth broken below the gingiva Multiple extractions Teeth adjacent to delicate esthetic restorations Teeth with immediate implant placement Socket grafting A review of angiogenesis Surgical implant surgery introduction Suturing 101: Interrupted, Continuous, Horizontal & Vertical Mattress: Where – When – How Case presentation and fees Appropriate legal documentation...
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8.23.2018 The Thriving Fee For Service Practice in 2018 (For the Team)
Posted on 8/23/2018 by Washington AGD
The Thriving Fee For Service Practice in 2018: Maintaining Independence & Profitability (A Class For The Entire Dental Team) Speaker: Dr. Steven Rasner Time: 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Tuition: $120 per Attendee, Dinner Included Subject Code: 550 Credit Hours: 2.5 Location: Washington AGD Educational Center, 19415 International Blvd, #410, SeaTac, WA 9888 This powerful and inspiring presentation was designed to provide a real world answers for breaking away from third-party carriers and regaining your independence. Drawing from the experience gained in 30 consecutive years of increased growth and profitability, Dr. Rasner explains the protocols and foundations that can elevate any dental practice to extraordinary levels of success. Protocols that will motivate patients to go out of network for your services, guaranteed. Practice management strategies that skyrocket case acceptance and increase cash. Protocols to decrease the bumps in your day. Use it on Monday production-enhancing clinical gems including enteral sedation, atraumatic extractions and an intro to surgical and prosthetic implant dentistry. Leadership principles that have kept his staff of 21 together for an average of 17 years, without going broke! The psychology of winning: the mental toughness we all need to bounce back from that bad week. Lastly, where balance fits into the dynamic of success. How the super achiever can give back to the world and not miss out on the most important parts of the journey: family, and a full life. • The Fail-Proof Blueprint for the new graduate • The Fail-Proof Blueprint for the stagnant practice • Four simple principles for 90% case acceptance • The art of getting paid up front • Real world ways to reduce overhead • What you need to become a superstar when you weren’t born one • Why patching that filling, bonding with the new patient, and waiting to present comprehensive care down the road is killing your practice • The hidden jewels: the $250,000 that 99% of practices leave on the table each year • Protocols: what they are and why you’ll never grow without them • The weakest link to your profitability • How to solve any problem in your day in the fewest possible steps • How to keep staff with you for many years without going broke • Why most practices waste marketing dollars chasing the wrong market and more......
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6.7.2018 - AGD Scientific Session-The Premier Meeting for General Dentistry
Posted on 6/7/2018 by Washington AGD
Network with colleagues, students, and dental team members at the premier meeting for general dentistry. AGD’s annual scientific session has earned a reputation for having some of the finest dental continuing education in the world. When: Wednesday-Friday, June 7-9, 2018 Where: Hyatt Regency New Orleans Hyatt Regency New Orleans 601 Loyola Ave. New Orleans, LA 70113...
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