General practitioners plan implants and get acceptance by the patients

FACULTY: Michael Radu, DDS, MS

7 CE credits
1 day – Lecture
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

DATE: To be announced


Dentists, Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Technicians
  1. Learn why the general dentist is a key player in providing the patients with state of the art dental care, including implants
  2. Learn what are the obstacles in the way of treatment planning implants, and how to overcome them
  3. Learn the three steps of the process to get acceptance for your treatment plans: the examination, the planning, and the presentation (consultation). Learn how to incorporate more implants in your treatment plans
  4. Learn the tools, methods and protocols of an effective treatment planning process
  5. Learn why a team approach increases profitability. A discussion of fees setting for implant care and the implications on the profitability of the office
  6. Learn how to incorporate oral care in your plan, for long term success and profitability
  7. Learn how to manage the professional team involved with implant care – the planner, the communicator, the surgeon, the restorative member, the technician, and the maintenance team member
The goal of Treatment Planning process is to uncover the patient’s objectives and find the best procedures to fulfill them. The general dentist is the one seeing the patient the first time. Therefore, it is up to the general dentist to come up with a comprehensive plan, including implants, if needed. Also, the treatment plan has to be accepted before anything can be done. The team has a planner, a communicator, a surgeon, a restorative member, a technician and a maintenance member. These roles can be combined or individually assumed. The dentist will have to follow a series of steps – the exam, the planning and the presentation to get agreement on the proposed plan of action. Each of these steps is discussed and presented as a building block of an effective/accepted Treatment Plan. The psychological and financial implications of each step are presented and discussed with the audience. Simple and clear protocols to follow that can be implemented the next day in practice are also presented.

The team approach requires a leader or quarterback and the course will explore the options available. The emphasis will be on why the general dentist has to assume a greater role in treatment planning and the patient’s acceptance.

The team approach requires a leader and the course will explore who is best suited for this role. The effectiveness of this team approach and a model for increased profitability will be discussed.

  • An in-depth lecture hand-out
  • Treatment Planning Protocols
  • Fee Presentation Protocols
  • Treatment Planning Guide for implant care
  • Fee Calculator for implant care
  • Team Protocol for implant care
  • Protocol for patient home care compliance

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