What better time to earn CE than now? Tune in to Mommy Dentists in Business’ CE Marathon Wednesday, March 25th and Thursday, March 26th to earn up to 9.5 CE credits! Below you can find the schedule, as well as all of the course information for each webinar.
*FREE FOR OFFICIAL MDIB MEMBERS*
CE Schedule (CST):
Wednesday, March 25th
10:00am – “Practical Pediatric Tips for Your Tool Belt”- Dr. Grace Yum
11:15am – “A Healthcare Provider’s Guide To Mastering Instagram”- Dr. Mikaeya Kalantari
1:00pm – “Recognizing Burnout and Reigniting Your Passion for Dentistry”- Dr. Anne Stuccio
2:15pm – “Breathing Life Into Our Future: An Introduction to Pediatric Sleep Apnea” –Dr. Meghna Dassani
3:30pm – “Periodontal Restorative Implant Complications: How to Diagnose and Treat Accordingly” – Dr. Hana Hobbs
Thursday, March 26th
10:00am – “Surviving a Recession-The Stuff They Didn’t Teach You in Dental School”- Dr. Stephanie Mapp (1 CE)
11:15am – “Perfectly Imperfect: Embracing Our Own Perceived Shortcomings”- Dr. Maggie Augustyn (1 CE)
1:00pm – “Understanding Millennials and Why You Want To”- Dr. Grace Yum (1 CE)
2:15pm -“Managing Endodontic Emergencies” – Dr. Sonia Chopra (1 CE)
3:30pm – “How Dentists Can Use Meditation for Stress Management and Self-care”- Dr. Josie Dovidio (0.5 CE)
Wednesday Lineup Info:
Dr. Grace Yum
Course Description: Working with parents and their children in a clinical dental setting is always a balancing act! Dr. Grace Yum, a prominent Chicago-land pediatric dentist, will share her tips to help you treat your pediatric patients. During her 16 years practicing, she has found many best practices, tips and tricks to enhance your business. After this course, you will be able to immediately implement some of these new ideas into your practice to better serve your pediatric patient families. Dr. Yum will also introduce hot techniques such as SDF and Glass Ionomer materials and discuss the basics of what helps build relationships with children and their parents.
- Introduction to new concepts and ideas to treat pediatric patients
- How to get kids to cooperate in the dental chair
- Learn when and how to provide space maintenance
- How to effectively communicate with parents
- Discussion of the importance of receiving informed consent before treatment
- How to schedule children for a successful appointment
Dr. Mikaeya Kalantari
- Learn how to set up and start a business Instagram account
- Learn various methods for building an authentic following for your healthcare practice
- Learn how to use hashtags effectively in order to exponentially grow your overall reach
- Learn how to interpret your Instagram business analytics, using them to decide what to post and when to post
- Learn how to develop an effective strategy and schedule out your content efficiently
Biography: Mikaeya Kalantari is a pediatric dentist, dental practice owner, and lifestyle blogger. What first started out as a hobby, blogging and social media took on a more important and professional role in her life when Mikaeya and her family moved to Southern California and opened up a new dental practice. Mikaeya likes to help other dentists learn and understand SEO and Social Media so that these tasks can be kept in house – thereby decreasing practice overhead and creating a more personalized approach for each practice.
Dr. Anne Stuccio
- Defining and diagnosing burnout
- Exploring why, as dentists, we are susceptible to burnout
- Understanding Human Giver Syndrome and Imposter Syndrome and how they contribute to burnout
- Remedies for combating burnout: Mindfulness vs. Solution-focused thinking
- Mastering your mindset and building resilience
Biography: Dr. Anne Stuccio practices general dentistry at a group practice in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2001 from the University of Minnesota, her Master of Science in Forensic Odontology in 2003 from the University of British Columbia and completed her residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. She enjoys spending time with her family or binging on Netflix from her couch while eating Skittles. Anne contributes posts as a humorist with her Rants from the Dental Operatory in our Mommy Dentist in Business group.
Dr. Meghna Dassani
Course Title: Breathing Life Into Our Future: An Introduction to Pediatric Sleep Apnea
- Understand the different stages of sleep and why adequate sleep is important for healthy development
- Identify the underlying causes of sleep apnea
- Evaluate sleep apnea in children using clinical examinations, behavioral cues, and parental interview
- Specify the criteria for treatment with oral appliances, including selection and customization
- Discover a range of treatment options to expand the arches, train the tongue, establish nasal breathing, eliminate bad habits… and more!
Biography: Meghna Dassani, DMD is passionate about helping patients with sleep disordered breathing get the treatment they need to live healthier, happier lives. Throughout her career, she has gained invaluable insight into what it takes to implement those services into the practice and currently shares her knowledge and experience in her role as a speaker. She is an international speaker that strives to leave audiences with the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver sleep apnea treatments.
Dr. Hana Hobbs
Course Description: This course will review via case presentation various implant complications that occur with Implant Placement and Restoration. The course will also review ways to mitigate these complications and solving every day issues that come up in Implant Treatment from placement to restoration.
- Why do Implants Fail?
- What are Ways to Communicate Clearly with your Surgeon about Correct Implant Placement
- What can you do to trouble shoot issues with implants
Biography: Dr. Hobbs is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and has over 25 years of dental and periodontal experience. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland in College Park and went on to receive her DDS from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Hobbs completed her General Practice Residency at York Hospital in York, Pennsylvania and was the Chief Resident the following year at Carolina’s Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.
Dr. Hobbs worked as general dentist in Charlotte for a year before deciding to specialize in Periodontics. She attended the University of California at San Francisco where she earned her certificate in Periodontology while simultaneously earning a Master’s Degree in Oral Biology. She received the “Most Innovative” Clinical Research Award in her Senior Year from the Western Society of Periodontology.
In 1997, Dr. Hobbs moved to Durham, NC where she began her private practice in Periodontology and Implantology. She operated a highly successful, private practice in Durham and received her Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in 2000. She has been an Assistant Professor at UNC School of Dentistry Periodontology Department since 1997 and she served as President of the North Carolina Society of Periodontist in 2014.
In 2015, Dr. Hobbs started the Hobbs Spear Study Club. She very much enjoys the opportunity to interact with great restorative doctors and specialists and has been a member of numerous Study Clubs in the Raleigh /Durham Area. She also belongs to the Seattle Study Club of Raleigh and The Wake County Dental Society. In 2018 she joined NuImage Surgical and Implant Center as their Periodontist. Dr. Hobbs married her husband, Jim, a Greensboro NC native, and they are proud parents of their daughter, Madison. In her free time she enjoys spending quality time with her family, exercising and watching her daughter do gymnastics. Dr. Hobbs is a supporter of Hospice, The Food Bank of N.C., Durham Rescue Mission, Doctors without Borders and the Salvation Army. She also volunteers for the Baptist Mission Dental Bus and Miriam Dental Clinic and Wake Smiles.
Thursday Lineup Info:
Dr. Stephanie Mapp
Course Title: Surviving a Recession-The Stuff They Didn’t Teach You in Dental School
Course Description: The great recession of 2008 was more than 12 years ago. Many dental practices today did not experience such a significant economic slowdown. Patients stopped completing preventive and expensive dental treatments because they suffered significant financial losses. Many dentists actually filed bankruptcy when bankruptcy was extremely rare historically. This course helps dentists to improve systems and become more efficient in their dental offices so they can continue to provide quality care to patients and still stay financially viable.
● How we define a recession
● Understand the employment issues when your practice is slowing down
● Creating systems to become more efficient and effective
● Evaluate dental reimbursement plans and contracts
● How to keep patient care standards up when collections are going down
Biography: Dr. Stephanie Mapp has over 25 years of real world dental experience as well as continuing education. Her very successful dental start up is still going strong after 17 years. For five and a half years she also owned a second office in a very affluent Florida coastal community.
Dr. Mapp attended the University of Florida College of Dentistry after only three years of undergraduate education in the Psychology Department. She spent eight years as an associate working in several cities in seven different types of dental offices which included all ranges of socioeconomic backgrounds from public health to boutique FFS offices. Her experience also presented her with exposure to many types of management systems. Having been both an associate dentist and hiring associate dentists, she has a unique perspective on how to be an employee as well as an owner.
Dr. Mapp lives in Fleming Island, Florida with her son Charlie, three dogs and her ER doctor boyfriend, Howard. Most of her time away from the office is spent traveling the globe and cheering for the Florida Gators. She has contributed to dozens of online podcasts and webinars as well as live seminars. She has contributed to the book, Mommy Dentists in Business: Juggling Family and Life While Running a Business by Dr. Grace Yum. Her newest venture is her consulting company Mapp Your Practice which helps new and existing owners set up systems for dealing with PPO insurance in their dental practices. More information can be found at her web site, http://www.MappYourPractice.com
Dr. Maggie Augustyn
Course Title: Embracing Being Perfectly Imperfect
Course Description: Dentists set unrealistic goals of producing text-book like dentistry in a difficult to navigate oral environment. Frustration is triggered when standard-of-care worthy and clinically-acceptable restorations are the norm. Further stress is amassed as our “bread and butter” dentistry begins to be compared to (in our own minds) lecture-circuit-worthy proof of workmanship. Comparing ourselves to the speakers on the big stage makes us feel inadequate. All of those of those combined can be debilitating. Its’ unending intensity can lead to not only to burnout but also to depression.
How do we overcome this? Can we do better? Can we produce more ideal dentistry, to increase the highs and eliminate the lows? Can we work harder at being perfect? The answer is simple: NO. So to say, that if we just became better dentists is unrealistic and erroneous and quite frankly impossible. It’s impossible to attain perfection, each and every time, maybe even ever. We must accept that we are perfectly imperfect.
But, how to stop using our short crown margins and endo under-fills as the definition for our self esteem?
We forgive ourselves for not being perfect. Not walk away from it, but simply forgive, and build on it. And we give ourselves permission to be imperfect.
We also: celebrate strengths, marinade in good moments for at least 90 seconds, smile yourself in the mirror, stay present, stay mindful, reconsider your point of view and others’ point of view, write an apology letter, and if necessary seek medical help.
- To find how we become addicted to unrealistic expectations and continue to judge ourselves/develop our self esteem based on our imperfect work,
- To accept that we are perfectly imperfect,
- To find out how to stop using our short crown margins or short endo fills as a definition for our self esteem,
- To forgive ourselves for not being perfect.
Biography: Professionally: I am a general dentist. I Graduated as University Scholar from Benedictine University with BA in Molecular Biology (1999); following a gap year, went on to University of Illinois at Chicago to graduate in 2004 with a DDS. 18 months following graduation, I began my life as a co-owner of Happy Tooth practicing in Elmhurst, Illinois. Happy Tooth is a non-ffs structure where we see only public aid/HMO/PPO patients. I have completed Dawson Continuum early upon graduation and have active participant in Seattle Study Club for 10 years. I am a Moderator on Facebook groups: I Love Dentistry and Dental Nachos.
Personally: I’m very introverted. I am a transplant from Poland, moved here in 1990. I have struggled with depression and self image issues since 2nd grade. Life began to make sense when I met my husband and ultimately totally took off when I had my daughter. Sprinkles on top with the dog. I am an avid writer. I feel like if I’m not writing I am wasting time. I love painting, home projects and working out (not really; truthfully: not at all). My best feature is my sense of humor…. and I love my job almost every day! When I am healthy, I can’t wait to live life.
Dr. Grace Yum
Course Title: Understanding Millennials and Why You Want To
Course Description: This course focused on how to help dentists, office managers, and HR understand the personalities of millennials and not stereotype them. Dr. Yum will talk about how to use millennials to make the workplace more efficient.
● Identify relevant interview questions when hiring
● Develop communication skills that will enhance working relationship
● Discuss team building to break down barriers.
Dr. Sonia Chopra
Course Title: Managing Endodontic Emergencies
- Develop a system for your diagnosis
- Allow your diagnosis to guide you
- Learn to triage the right way
- Learn my pain management hacks
- Learn what treatment must be done to get your patient out of pain and stay out of pain
- Learn how to follow-up with your patients and make them feel loved
- Learn through some Tooth Stories
- Let’s brainstorm some ways to do this remotely.
Biography: Dr. Sonia Chopra is on a mission to save teeth. Before she became a Board Certified Endodontist, she was a patient. Born without 8 teeth, she frequently visited the dentist office, but it wasn’t until a tooth was mistakenly extracted that she discovered the importance of root canals.
Today, she is the creator of E-School, an online education forum for general dentists worldwide, sharing knowledge on how to perfect endodontic skills, improve diagnosis, and deliver compassionate solutions by considering whole patient care.
She is also founder of Ballantyne Endodontics in Charlotte, NC, where she is a leader, teacher, and mentor in the local dental community. Through all aspects of her work, she emphasizes the importance of helping patients understand the “why” and “how” of their procedure.
Dr. Chopra is a Director for the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontics, and on the CE Committee of the American Association of Endodontists. And if that weren’t keeping her busy enough, she is a wife and mom of 3!
Join her email list at https://soniachopradds.com/ to be the first to hear about regularly-published case studies and endo tips, plus you’ll receive free post-op instructions to use within your practice to help your patients know what to expect. You can also find her on Facebook at “Sonia Chopra, DDS – Endo for All” and Instagram @SoniaChopraDDS.
Dr. Josie Dovidio
Course Title: How Dentists Can Use Meditation for Stress Management and Self-care
Course Description: Learn how to use secular, “non-woo” meditation to reduce stress, relieve some anxiety, refocus your intentions and cultivate a deep sense of peacefulness.
- Define secular meditation
- Learn the different kinds of meditation
- Review the benefits of meditation
- Learn practical ways dentists can use meditation in their daily lives to reduce stress and cultivate wellness
- Participate in a guided meditation
Biography: Josie Dovidio, DDS, a Southern California dentist since 1997, is a lover of all things health and wellness. A gluten-free, yoga enthusiast, she shares self-care tips on the Yoga for Dentists Facebook Group and Instagram. She also hosts a podcast for women called Josieology which is available on all podcast platforms. Drop her a line at email@example.com.