Doubletree Inn
743 Horizon Drive
Grand Junction, CO

2 Continuing Education Courses in One Day!
(6 hours of live and interactive presentations and clinical or science-based material)

8:30am – 11:30am
Putting the “I” in Team: Interprofessional Patient Centered Care

11:30am – 12:30pm
Lunch (included)

12:30pm – 3:30pm
Gen Z: Choices and Challenges

Sponsored by Philips Sonicare.
Philips Oral Health Care is designated as an approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry.

$70—ADHA Member Full Day (includes lunch)
$99— RDH Non-Member Full Day (includes lunch)
$99—Staff Member/Guest (including DDS)

Putting the “I” in Team: Interprofessional Patient Centered Care

Course Description: According to research from the University of I ow a, ‘by 2020 the sheer-volume of medical knowledge will double every 73 days.” Treating our patients as a whole versus focusing on a singular diagnosis represents the future of healthcare delivery. Communication among professionals provides a richness of knowledge that creates a “dream team” for our patients. Collaborative efforts to obtain, share, and process information contributes to consistent patient centered care. This course is designed to promote intra-office and inter-office communication to cultivate partnerships through all aspect of healthcare. An introduction and review of practice guidelines, customized referrals, and documentation will be explored. Reflection upon past “game changers” in dentistry allows us to look forward and recognize future inter-disciplinary opportunities in healthcare. Participants will engage in a lively discussion on topics related to: elevating communication skills, standardizing office protocols and tailoring documentation. The time is now to “bridge the gap” in healthcare through adaptation, customization and collaboration.

Course Objectives

  • Identify current optimal care practices and expand upon opportunities.
  • Review medical emergency protocols.
  • Distinguish between inter-office communication and intra-office communication
  • Learn to apply new protocols for: collaboration, referrals, guidelines, and documentation.
  • Implement suggestions for seamless communication that will enrich your team environment.
  • Identify prospective inter-disciplinary opportunities.

Gen Z: Choices and Challenges

Course Description: The current and sometimes shocking health behaviors and trends in the teen generation can influence their oral and systemic health. Dental professionals have a clinical opportunity to identify risky behaviors. Encouraging Gen Z to make positive health decisions could impact their choices when challenged. Participants will engage in a lively discussion on timely topics relating to Gen Z. Dialogue may include oral and overall health issues associated with nutrition, obesity, eating disorders and substance abuse. Gen Z, also known as the Global Generation, engage in multiple platforms of social media. This course identifies and addresses many of the platforms that influence teens’ venturous decisions. Recognizing high risk behaviors will prepare the dental professional to initiate dialogue that may impact a teen for a lifetime.

Course Objectives

  • Identify current dietary trends
  • Enhance generational communication skills
  • Recognize various risky behaviors
  • Customize treatment strategies
  • Discuss popular social media platforms.