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  • Includes a Live Web Event on 02/09/2022 at 1:00 PM (CST)

    In the beginning, a new practice survives on the same motto as any other business: doing more with less. However, growth must accompany success. One of the most common questions received is: “How do I recruit and hire a new team member to join my practice?” This 90-minute webinar will share the best tips to recruit new rockstar team members, how to conduct successful employee interviews, key characteristics to look for in a new team member and what to do once he or she is hired. In other words, attendees will learn how to hire and retain their new favorite team member. Code: WPM220209

  • Includes a Live Web Event on 02/16/2022 at 1:00 PM (CST)

    This 90-minute webinar will cover the correct coding principles and guidelines for diagnostic and procedure coding seen most often in OMS practices, including oral pathology, radiology and trauma. Participants will be guided through scenarios for all these topics, when and how to use modifiers appropriately and when to use a dental code vs. a medical code. Code: WCW220216

  • Includes a Live Web Event on 03/16/2022 at 6:00 PM (CDT)

    TMJ disorders and dentofacial deformities often coexist. One could be the cause or effect of the other. Orthognathic surgeries when performed without management of an active TMJ disorder can create unfavorable outcomes or risk relapse of dentofacial deformities. Accurate diagnosis of a TMJ disorder and management is of great importance in patients with or without dentofacial deformities. Published survey studies show a significant number of OMSs do not perform TMJ surgeries as part of their practice, potentially resulting in the patient treated with only orthognathic surgery or referred to an academic medical center or another practitioner. Even where indicated, traditionally these conditions were treated with separate surgical encounters, increasing morbidity and risks to the patient. Recent data support combining these treatments in appropriate patients when indicated could reduce morbidity of two procedures or risks from an untreated TMJ disorder. Technological advances such as virtual surgical planning and 3D printing have created ways for these surgeries to be done with precision, reduced surgical time and positive outcomes. Combining these surgeries improves quality of care and patient convenience while decreasing risk from a second general anesthesia. Combined surgeries are not done as commonly as conventional orthognathic surgeries, and OMS trainees and practitioners may be unfamiliar with the intricacies of such combined surgeries. This 60-minute webinar will present indications, contraindications, planning, technique and risks/benefits/complications related to these combined TMJ-orthognathic surgeries Code: WCE220316

  • Includes a Live Web Event on 03/23/2022 at 6:00 PM (CDT)

    The intraoral vertical ramus osteotomy (IVRO) is a technically straightforward and useful technique with many applications, including management of horizontal mandibular excess, mandibular asymmetry and correction of minor mandibular deficiency. IVRO has a significant advantage over sagittal split osteotomy (SSO) from the standpoint of inferior alveolar nerve injury and risk of unfavorable split. IVRO also may be more forgiving than SSO in patients with TMJ disorders because of a condylotomy effect. IVRO has likely been criticized as a mainstream ramus osteotomy, as maxillomandibular fixation (MMF) is required with the traditional technique. Internal fixation can be readily applied to IVRO and predictably eliminate MMF. Surgical protocols for safe IVRO with internal fixation technique will be discussed in detail during this 60-minute webinar. Code: WCE220323