This year the week of March 6-12 was designated as Dental Assistants Recognition Week for the United States and Canada.
One clever dentist, Dr. Mark Boukzam of Deerfield, Florida, gave his team a reward that will last a lifetime. He trained his loyal team in Dental Sleep Medicine. “We realized that many of our patients were suffering from sleep apnea and I wanted to be able to help them.”, Dr. Boukzam said. After receiving training in the Sleep Group Solutions’ seminar, he implemented a program where every staff member could benefit from helping their patients enjoy healthy, life-supporting sleep. “By involving every member of my team in screening and interviewing our patients,” Dr. Boukzam adds, “I am able to show them that I view them as total health care professionals. They helped me build this dental practice and I want to share the success with them.”
Liz, the practice’s Patient Care Coordinator says, ” After 15 years in dental practice this is the most rewarding service I have participated in. I feel I am truly improving the quality of life for my patients.. and in fact, saving lives.”
Each year, dentists take a week to honor dental assistants for their role on the dental team, recognizing their broad spectrum of duties and highlighting their often unheralded contribution to quality dental care. The American Dental Assistants Association, American Dental Association, Canadian Dental Assistants Association and Canadian Dental Association jointly recognize the observance. Dental assistant associations, dental assisting schools, and U.S. Army and Air Force dental clinics all join dental offices in honoring dental assistants during this designated week.
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 intoAfrica and Saudi Arabia.
If you are a member of the NDA be sure to register for this valuable training. CE credits will be awarded. http://ndaonline.org/membership
Dr. Barry Freydberg is a nationally recognized authority on the treatment of sleep disorders. He will share his unique perspective on his very successful Dental Sleep Medicine practice. “Be like Barry.”
Included in this A to Z presentation is Medical Insurance billing, Codes, Fees and Procedures. And you will receive 16 CE credits to jump start your new year.
Send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you’d like Dr. Freydberg to add to the two day course.
Getting tired yet of the freezing weather? Join Dr. Freydberg in Fort Lauderdale on Friday and Satuday, February 12 and 13. The warmest part of the continental U.S. has been here in south Florida. Enjoy Abraham Lincoln’s birthday weekend in sunny Florida.
You will be prepared to do far more as a comprehensive care-giver for your patients and the new ones who seek your services.
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Sleep Group Solutions
Have your group schedule a speaker for a Dental Sleep Medicine presentation. We will provide a nationally known DSM speaker, all materials, CE credits, and most importantly, a valuable introduction to Dental Sleep medicine. We have presented to groups of 25 to 200 from coast to coast.