The prestigious National Dental Association (NDA) has selected Sleep Group Solutions (SGS) to present “The Successful Treatment of Snoring and Sleep Apnea in the Dental Office” at the 103rd Annual Convention of the NDA in Atlanta, Georgia.
SGS, a leader in Dental Sleep Medicine, trains dentists nationally to screen and treat the many victims of sleep apnea. SGS lecturers present two day CE seminars every weekend in several cities across the country.
The National Dental Association had its earliest beginnings in 1900 when a group of 200 minority practitioners felt they needed a professional organization. After several evolutions, including a name change in 1907 to the Robert T. Freeman Dental Society (in honor of the first Black dental college graduate), in 1932 the National Dental Association was formed.
In 1965, the American Dental Association changed its policies to urge the cessation of discrimination based on race, religion, ethnicity or creed among its member groups and affiliates.
Dr. Hazel J. Harper became the first female president of the NDA in 1997.
The NDA, with 7000 members, has grown beyond the national borders of the United States, adding members in Canada and the Caribbean. In 2009, it was working to expand intoAfricaandSaudi Arabia.
Dr. Barry Freydberg, a nationally recognized authority on the treatment of sleep disorders shared his unique perspective on his very successfulDental Sleep Medicinepractice at a training course in Florida on Feb. 12,13. This was an awesome learning experience.
Next up in the DSM training seminars is Charlotte with Dr. George Jones and Las Vegas with Dr. Marty Lipsey. Both seminars are held on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19-20.
Included in these A to Z presentations is Medical Insurance billing, Codes, Fees and Procedures. And you will receive16 CE creditsto jump start your new year.
You will be prepared to do far more as a comprehensive care-giver for your patients and the new ones who seek your services.
Here is how you can gain respect as a thought leader, generate New Patients, and provide a great public service.
Select a topic that will draw an audience. The “hottest” topic today is Sleep Apnea. Just google into the internet and you will see the widespread interest in Obstructive Sleep Apnea. People are becoming very aware of the dangers caused by the stoppage of breathing while they are asleep. They are looking for answers and veryfew Dentists are prepared to help them. Take a training course or a seminar, become knowledgeable in the signs and symptoms, the risk factors, and in the various treatment options. Sharpen your expertise.
Here’s how you do it:
Present a free seminar in your Reception Room. Select a date at least one month out so you and your invitees will be able to get it into your schedules.
How to Announce and Promote it:
Have a “sign-up sheet in your office
Send out email announcements to patients of record; ask them to assure their place by return email.
Let each invitee know they may invite two friends or relatives.
Place a large colorful poster in your Reception Room.
Distribute flyers to local businesses and professional offices.
Place a small display ad in your local newspaper.
Some Tips for your Seminar
Present it in the largest room in your office- usually the Reception Room
Prevent any interruptions – turn off phone ringers, etc.
Have a “Welcome Table” with some juices and other beverages (sugarless, of course).
Have your flyers, brochures, and business cards on the “Welcome Table”.
Prepare a power point presentation with video.
Subjects like Sleep Apnea are serious, but to keep the audience entertained, infuse some humor.
Encourage interactive participation. Invite questions from the audience.
Prepare some hand-outs for the participants to take home.
These are just a few ideas. I am sure you will think of a lot more.
Objectives and Outcomes
You will be respected as a Leader and Educator.
You will generate New Patient leads.
You will provide a needed and valuable public service.
If you want some help with any of this you may email me: cskdoc@ aol.com