WDDS

The Wichita District Dental Society is committed to the improvement of public dental health, maintaining the highest standards of ethics among its members, and affirming and advancing the standard of the art and science of dentistry.

The Wichita District Dental Society is a component of the Kansas Dental Association which is a constituent of the American Dental Association.

WDDS HISTORY
In 1909, Dr. and Mrs. C.G. Adams invited a group of Wichita dentists to their home for dinner. From this small beginning, the Wichita District Dental Society has grown to a membership of almost 220 dentists.

CONTACT US
316-721-6000
P.O. Box 9530
Wichita, KS 67277

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MONDAY, September 11, 2016 AGD Code:  | 6 CEUs

The Team Approach to Dentistry by Shelly Ryan

Scottish Rite Center • 332 E. 1st St N., Wichita, KS 67202

8:15 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Registration
9:00 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CE Course
12:00 Noon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Luncheon/Business Meeting
1:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CE Course
4:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Conclusion

Course Description:

In my 20+ years of dentistry, I have learned that most discussions with patients are emotionally charged. Because most patients don’t understand the “clinical” side of care you provide, they base their perceptions of your practice on how they FEEL. Patients expect staff members to assure their comfort in discussing their fears of pain, of being judged, of embarrassment and their fear of the cost.

In this fun filled day Shelly will share with your entire team how everyone’s roles influence patient decisions regarding care.

 

The Team Approach to Collections

  1. Learn how the proper patient flow, involving the entire team, can move patients toward treatment, reduce stress, increase efficiency and help you stay on time!
  2. Develop payment options and presentation techniques can help the staff “never say no” to patients with financial constraints.
  3. How to tactfully collect from emergency patients.
  4. Practical tips that will help you and your team comfortably deal with common daily dilemmas in dealing with patients, money and insurance.

The Team Approach to Case Presentation/Acceptance

  1. How to recognize the acceptance stage of your patients.
  2. How involving the patient in decisions about THEIR mouth helps them move toward treatment.
  3. What is the EMO scale and how it affects your case acceptance.
  4. Learn a simple, informative and doesn’t cost you a penny, team exercise that supports the team effort in discussing clinical needs.

The Team Approach to Reducing Cancelled/Failed Appointments

  1. Why do more patients cancel hygiene appointments than operative appointments?
  2. Every practice faces downtime in the schedule. How much is “normal”?
  3. Do we charge a fee for missed appointments? Know the benefits and dangers.
  4. Top 4 reasons patients cancel or fail.
  5. Verbiage for the last patient and the “repeat offenders”.

Bio:

Shelly Ryan is a Registered Dental Assistant with more than 30 years of dental experience in clinical, front desk, office management, training and consulting. Shelly often works as a player coach, side-by-side with administrative and clinical staff as an experienced colleague. Staffs respond well when Shelly works with them on verbal skills, communication, conflict resolution and accountability.

 

MONDAY, October 9, 2017 AGD Code:  | 6 CEUs

Endodontics at the Highest Level: Methods, Materials, & Mindset

by Dr. Richard Mounce

Scottish Rite Center • 332 E. 1st St. N., Wichita, KS 67202

8:15 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Registration
9:00 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CE Course
12:00 Noon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Luncheon/Business Meeting
1:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CE Course
4:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Conclusion

Course Description:

General practitioners are looking for safe, efficient and predictable methods and materials with which to perform endodontic therapy. The past two decades have seen immense progress in the specialty.  

This lecture course is designed to update the GP on the latest concepts in diagnosis, case selection, and cleansing, shaping and packing of the root canal system in three dimensions.  The course will also include an introduction to the surgical operating microscope, cone beam technology, local anesthesia delivery for endodontic treatment, and will discuss the importance of coronal seal and the role of endodontics in treatment planning versus extraction and implants.

·      the biologic objectives of root canal treatment

·      endodontics in comprehensive treatment planning

·      when to extract, when to treat, when to refer

·      operatory layout and ergonomics in endodontics

·      the surgical operating microscope

·      use of cone beam technology

·      endodontic diagnosis 

·      general concepts and goals of endodontic instrumentation including working length, working taper and working diameter

·      instrumentation for endodontic cleansing and shaping including stainless steel hand files, rotary nickel titanium files, reciprocating nickel titanium files

·      general concepts and goals of endodontic obturation including materials, devices and techniques

·      coronal seal including indications and contraindications for posts 

·      endodontic irrigation

·      possibilities for endodontic retreatment, including materials, methods, concepts and indications and contraindications. 

Bio:

Dr. Richard Mounce is the Founder and CEO of Mounce Endo. He was born in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Mounce earned a Bachelors degree in Chemistry at the University of Santa Clara, then a DDS Degree at Northwestern Dental School, and a Certificate in Endodontics at Oregon Health Sciences University. He is licensed in South Dakota, Hawaii, Nebraska, Colorado, and California. Richard currently residents in Anchorage, Alaska, where he founded Staff Endodontics, Southcentral Foundation. Dr. Mounce not only provides lectures across the United States, but has traveled the world giving presentations and hands on courses.

 

MONDAY, November 6, 2017 AGD Code:  | 6 CEUs

32 Teeth & 100 Birthdays by David Meinz

Scottish Rite Center • 332 E. 1st St. N., Wichita, KS 67202

8:15 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Registration
9:00 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CE Course
12:00 Noon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Luncheon/Business Meeting
1:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CE Course
4:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Conclusion

Course Description:

“America’s Personal Health Improvement Expert” David Meinz shows you how to add years to your life and life to your years. You’ll discover the secrets of people who live to 100 and the Seven Steps To Longevity. Plus, the truth about omega-3’s, chocolate, alcohol, and lots more! Discover how you and your patients can live long and live well!

Outline:

I.    The Seven Steps To Longevity

II.    Nutrition Update: The truth vs the whole truth

III.   Getting The Message Across: The Dental Professional as Part of the Health Promotion Team

Learning Objectives:

1.    Identify research-based characteristics of centenarians.

2.    Appreciate the contribution of lifestyle vs genetics on longevity potential.

3.    Differentiate between misconceptions and scientifically based findings of popular nutrition issues.

4.    Explain the potential for dentistry in total patient care.

Bio:

Nutritionist David Meinz speaks nationally to dental groups and associations and is a contributing editor for the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry.  David’s formal education includes a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Missouri, and status as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Fellow in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND).  He is also a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) in the National Speaker’s Association and the author of the audio learning series Healthy Dentistry. And he’s funny, too!

 

MONDAY, February 5, 2018 AGD Code:  | 6 CEUs

OSHA: Sterilization, Infection Prevention, & OSHA Safety for Dental Professionals by Jackie Dorst, RDH

Scottish Rite Center • 332 E. 1st St. N., Wichita, KS 67202

8:15 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Registration
9:00 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OSHA
12:00 Noon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Luncheon/Business Meeting
1:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OSHA
4:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Conclusion

Course Description:

Learn how to provide 360° of safety protection for the dental team and patients.  Jackie Dorst‘s fast paced, fun seminar reviews the CDC Infection Prevention Guidelines and OSHA safety for the dental team.   She will provide attendees with innovative solutions to safety challenges along with motivating exercises to encourage the entire dental team to practice 360° of Protection!

New products, new technologies and yes even new protocols can save your dental practice time and money while ensuring patient and employee safety.

Jackie Dorst’s 360° of Protection seminar provides the latest information from OSHA, CDC and the Kansas Dental Board.  Attendees learn how to implement OSHA’s GHS chemical safety labeling requirement with internet resources and cost effective labeling.  Jackie is a master of simplifying complicated OSHA paper work for the dental team.  Her fun and energy inspire the entire dental team.  

Emerging diseases, complex dental technology equipment, medically compromised patients and infection prevention breaches have prompted CDC to publish new Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care.  Jackie will review the CDC’s Infection Prevention Summary and provide recommendations for products and techniques to help your practice update your infection prevention program to meet CDC’s Standards.

This fun and educational seminar will provide 6 hours infection prevention continuing education plus the required annual OSHA safety training for your dental team.

Learning Objectives:  

·       Identify hazard associated with each GHS pictogram

·       Demonstrate correct sterile instrument packaging

·       Differentiate between biological monitor, sterile integrator and sterile indicator

·       List correct sequence for donning & doffing PPE

Bio:

Jackie Dorst speaks, writes and consults on dental instrument sterilization, infection prevention and OSHA safety.   Her experience in the dental profession, business, public speaking and research contribute to her energetic seminars based on scientific information applied to clinical effectiveness and efficiency. 

She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Georgia and, as an undergraduate, served as a Research Assistant in Medical Mycology.  Jackie is a Dental Hygiene graduate of Clayton State University.

Jackie Dorst’s speaking credentials include the International Orthodontic Congress in Paris and the 3rd International Congress of Dental Technology in Yokohama, Japan.  She has been a featured speaker at the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Association of Endodontists, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Association and RDH Under One Roof in addition to state and regional professional meetings. 

Jackie is a member of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis & Prevention, OSAP, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, APIC, the National Speakers Association, and she is OSHA certified to deliver safety training courses.

 

MONDAY, March 12, 2018  6 CEUs

Everyday Dentistry - More than Everyday Esthetic Results by Dr. Bob Margeas

COURSE SYNOPSIS:

Scottish Rite Center • 332 E. 1st St N, Wichita, KS 67202

8:15 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Registration
9:00 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CE Program
12:00 Noon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Luncheon/Business Meeting
1:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CE Program
4:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Conclusion

Course Description:

This LECTURE is designed for today’s esthetically minded, real world dentist and staff. Dr. Margeas will review dozens of direct and indirect clinical cases, step-by-step that are done in real time on an everyday basis. These include: porcelain veneers from preparation, provisionalization, and cementation. Direct composite resin veneers, class

IV restorations, diastema closure, peg laterals, and porcelain repair. Learn how to create perfect ovate pontic sites following extraction. Simplified implant techniques and coordinating treatment with your surgeon for immediate extraction, placement, and provisionalization using the patient’s natural tooth. Treating the worn dentition will be explained with different treatment options. The techniques learned can be incorporated into your practice immediately for increased profitability.

Learning Objectives:

·      You will learn how to properly layer and finish composite resins that mimic nature

·      Provisionalize immediately following implant placement

·      Learn how to provisionalize if the implant is not stable with a fixed appliance

·      Porcelain veneers- from preparation to cementation

·      Learn how to diagnose and treat the worn dentition

·      Know when to bond restorations vs. cementation

Bio:

Dr. Margeas graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1986 and completed his AEGD residency the following year.  He is currently an adjunct professor in the department of Operative Dentistry at the University of Iowa.  He is Board Certified by the American Board of Operative Dentistry.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry , a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Society for Dental Aesthetics and International Team of Oral implantologists (ITI). He has written numerous articles on esthetic and implant dentistry, and lectures and presents hands-on courses nationally and internationally on those subjects. He serves on the Editorial Advisory board of Inside Dentistry, Compendium, and is a contributing editor to Dentistry Today and Oral Health in Canada.  His memberships include OKU Honor Dental Society, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, and the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Margeas maintains a full-time private practice focusing on comprehensive restorative and implant dentistry in Des Moines, Iowa.