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Shannon Brinker, CDA

Thursday, November ​14, 2019

  • Excellence in Dental Assisting Rotation Hands-on Workshop #1
  • Excellence in Dental Assisting Rotation Hands-on Workshop #2

Excellence in Dental Assisting Rotation Hands-on Workshop #1

Supported, in part, by GC America, Academy of Chairside Assisting

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM | 3 CDE
Educational Method: Participation
Subject: Dental Assisting/Dental Materials
Recommended for: Dental Assistants
Participants bring: Protective eyewear or loupes, and labcoat

Fee: F$50 | $60 after Oct. 17
Event Code: T13

Limited to 50 dental assistant attendees.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Basic photographs for quick co-diagnosis.
  • Techniques for in-office, custom and pre-filled whitening trays.
  • Utilizing scanning technology to ‘wow’ the patient in a consultation.
  • Organizing supplies according to most frequent use in easy-to-reach areas and grouping the rest by procedure.

This course includes four rotations in dental assisting topics. 1) Digital photography: This hands-on rotation will provide dental assistants with the necessary skills to capture high-quality pre-op and post-op images. 2) Restorative: This rotation takes the complete dental team through proper records gathering, treatment planning and case acceptance and how to include whitening and esthetic dental treatment. 3) Case acceptance: This rotation helps the dental team develop verbal and non-verbal communication skills, patient interaction techniques, and case presentation approaches. 4) Efficiency: Successful inventory control begins with assessing the current situation and evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the practice’s systems.


Excellence in Dental Assisting Rotation Hands-on Workshop #2

Supported, in part, by GC America, Academy of Chairside Assisting

​1:​30 ​PM - 4:30 PM | ​3 CDE

Educational Method: Participation
Subject: Dental Assisting/Dental Materials
Recommended for: Dental Assistants
Participants bring: Protective eyewear or loupes, and labcoat

Fee: $50 | $60 after Oct. 17
Event Code: T25

Limited to 50 dental assistant attendees.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: 

  • Preoperative diagnosis.
  • Milling and prep for delivery.
  • Ideal patient positioning, tray insertion and mixing.
  • Burr selection and carving techniques.
  • Pre-op impression techniques.
  • Provisional materials for shade-matching.

This course includes four rotations in dental assisting topics. 1) CAD/CAM: This rotation is a comprehensive overview and practical implementation dental assistants can provide as part of the total restorative solution. 2) Impressions: This rotation will present essential tips for excellent support by the dental assistant. 3) Anterior Provisionals: This hands-on portion covers materials, techniques, and concepts in fabricating and maintaining long-term esthetic provisionals. 4) Posterior Provisionals: This hands-on portion covers materials, techniques, and concepts in fabricating and maintaining long-term esthetic provisionals.


Speaker Bio Shannon Brinker, CDA, is a national and international speaker and published author. She has been a full-time practicing dental assistant for more than 25 years. She is an active member of the AACD, was the first auxiliary to sit on the AACD Board of Directors, and was awarded the AACD Rising Star Award. Shannon was selected one of Dentistry Today’s Top 100 Clinicians. She was also selected as Dental Products Report’s 25 most influential women in dentistry and Dr. Bicuspid’s Dental Assisting Educator of the Year. Financial Relationship - none reported 
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