2014: Dental Hygiene Course, Oct. 18

Celebrating National Dental Health Month


This course is co-sponsored in part by Straumann, USA.

Registration is OPEN  - Inquiries: dentalce@columbia.edu or 212-305-7124
Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014                                                    
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location:  Columbia University Medical Center
Presbyterian Hospital Building, 17th Floor, Rm. 311West
622 West 168th Street
(between Broadway and Fort Washington Avenue)
Access via curved driveway, Adult Emergency Entrance
New York, NY 10032
Registration Fee: $175  Discounts for CDM Alumni and Faculty/Staff
Continuing Education Credits 4
Speaker: Tracy Anderson Butler, CRDH, MFT
General topic: The periodontal treatment/therapy team.  Addressing clinical and practice management concerns which confront hygienists and patients daily.
Let's Grow Together: The dental hygienist's role in regenerative and implant dentistry (3 Hours)
Early detection is key when treating any disease process and especially in the treatment of periodontal disease.  In today’s economy patients are looking for long-term, predictable results when making decisions on treatment options. Collaboration among the entire dental team is elementary to increased case acceptance.  Regenerative therapies have significantly impacted clinical practice on a number of levels. This program provides an overview on the evolution of periodontal and regenerative therapies.  Emphasis will be placed on repair vs. regeneration and the role of biologic modifiers, particularly enamel matrix derivative. Evidence-based research and clinical cases will be presented.
● History of periodontal disease and non surgical therapies
● Implementing a collaborative approach to comprehensive care
● Case presentation and case acceptance
● Repair vs. Regeneration
● History of Enamel Matrix Proteins
● Use of biologic mediators for hard and soft tissue regeneration
● Review of research studies
The Power of KNOW when you need patients to say "YES": Foundation of Effective Case Presentation (1 Hour)
Your patients are consumers and dentistry for the most part remains an elective service, leaving dental professionals vying for the expendable dollars of patients.  We have all heard, "people buy what they want, not what they need."  Dentistry is not excluded from this value statement.  How then do we compete against the major expendable income choices of our patients, such as smartphones, vacations and entertainment.  This program focuses on the foundational approach to establish clearly defined value building exercises with patients, yielding an increase in value for your dentistry and motivated patient.  Understand the 7 keys to effective case presentation and how to implement simple best practices Monday morning.  
● Understand what patients expect, need and want from their dental experience
● Implement simply and effective communication to enhance treatment acceptance 
Understand best practices and develop verbiage for handling the most common objections
 Identify key opportunities to communicate your value to patients and get them to know what you know 
● Establish monitors to record and track your success
Tracy Butler is a registered dental hygienist, thought leader, motivational speaker, sales leader/coach and change agent. She believes the key to every successful treatment outcome begins with an accurate assessment leading to a co-diagnosis between the patient and the dental team.

Tracy attended the Dawson Academy in Palm Beach, Florida, and is a graduate of the Aesthetic Advantage Institute mastery level study. She spent 11 years on faculty at Palm Beach State College in the dental hygiene program and research clinic. Tracy’s passion for dentistry and commitment to ultimate patient care has propelled her to pursue a career in regenerative medicine with Straumann, USA where she is currently Director Hygiene Education/Relations, North America. 
REGISTRATION: The fastest way to register for courses is through our online registration system. You can also submit a completed CE registration form by fax to 212-342-5179 or by mail to: CE Office, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, 630 West 168th Street, Box 20, New York NY 10032. Registration may also be done by telephone at 212-305-7124. Please make checks payable to: Columbia University. Early registration is advised to guarantee a place in all courses.
TUITION & FEES: CDM Alumni and all dental hygienists/staff receive a 10% discount on listed tuition for all Continuing Education (CE) courses. CDM faculty and staff receive a 50% discount on listed tuition rates. Retired alumni not requiring CE credits may audit courses at no charge, dependent on space availability.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellation of a course will result in a refund or credit. Refunds are granted only if notification is received in writing at least 72 hours prior to the course. Columbia University cannot assume responsibility for losses due to participants' travel arrangements. Tuitions for no-shows will be forfeited.
COLLEGE POLICY: Sponsorship of a course by the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine does not necessarily reflect the philosophy or endorsement of a procedure or product. We reserve the right to modify course content or faculty.


Columbia University College of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP recognized provider 11/2013-12/2017. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors; nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Please contact your local licensing authority for CE credit hour guidelines and regulations.

CDM is also a Dental Board of California registered provider #3954.

Columbia University is a member of the Association of Continuing Dental Education (ACDE) - the organization of Continuing Education providers associated with dental schools in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico.