As our patients know, Dr. Yolanda, Dr. Joe and I have a passion for continuing education to bring you the latest techniques, knowledge, and technology to keep your smiles at the top of their game.
I usually start getting excited about a major conference about a month in advance when we are selecting what courses to take. This time, when planning for the upcoming Florida Dental Association Convention in Orlando, I am really looking forward to the whole agenda, with a few specific classes we have identified as standouts.
First, the keynote and motivational speaker offers a unique presentation. Traci Brown, body language expert, three-time U.S. collegiate cycling champion and former member of Team USA, past president, National Speaker’s Association Colorado Chapter, and author of four books, will present “Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire.” I find the description quite intriguing:
Can you tell when someone is lying? Let body language expert Traci Brown show you how! Are you winning the game of “Two Truths and a Lie?” You play every day and don’t even know it. Win the game with your team, patients, potential hires and vendors to dramatically improve your bottom line … and detect fraud before it happens…In this fast-paced keynote session, you’ll learn how to use Ms. Brown’s system to separate the lies from the truth in today’s headlines — and in your own life so you’re never deceived again. You can quit second-guessing your instincts and immediately tell fact from fiction!
On the dentistry side, a course entitled “Dietary Supplements and Oral Health” will provide the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Speaker Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, MD, Medicine Lodge Ranch, LLC has a medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine; clinical associate professor of medicine and fellowship director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; internationally known speaker; author, “Life is Your Best Medicine,” National Geographic.
Since many of our patients do use dietary supplements, we will be eager to learn more about this. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nutrient shortfalls are more common than realized for numerous vitamins and minerals. The use of dietary supplements has become commonplace in the United States. Some nutritional supplements have been shown through scientific investigation to benefit oral and overall health; however, there remain concerns regarding safety and quality.
We will become familiar with the evidence of safety and benefit for the most commonly used dietary supplements to enhance patient outcomes and reduce the risk of adverse events associated with dental procedures.
The three of us will also take a technology course on the latest software tips, new advances in root canals, and a class on bonding and adhesives. Can’t wait to share all we will learn with our team and patients!
Stay tuned for more details after the conference takes place June 27 through 29 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando.
All the best,