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FDC2021 Session Directory

Seeing in the Mouth with Super Powered Eyes: Total Health Dentistry and Practice Profitability

Course Code: C40
Speaker: Dr. Susan Maples, DDS, MSBA
CE Hours: 3.00
Start: Friday, June 25, 2021, 2:00 PM
End: Friday, June 25, 2021, 5:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Assistants, Hygienists, Administrative Staff, Dental Student


Would you like to position your practice as a leader in the community and reduce dependency on insurance? Would you like to inspire patients toward a lifetime of dental and overall health? An alternative to PPOs is to rebrand the practice to attract patients who value and prioritize their health and are willing to pay for health services and personal care. Become a total health dental practice in the community and facilitate lasting health change behavior in your patients. In this lecture, attendees will learn how the trends in lifestyle-related illnesses, such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea and acid reflux closely intertwine with periodontal disease, caries and oral cancer. Systemic disease screening, intervention and facilitation are possible — right in the dental chair. This lecture will help attendees add new sources of revenue, lift morale, attract quality new patients and build physician referral relationships.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • recognize to connect the many links between oral disease and systemic disease.
  • identify risk factors and screening tools for systemic diseases.
  • learn to transition from pharmaceuticals to food for health.
  • begin facilitating lasting health change behavior in children and adults.
  • build infant, children, teen and geriatric systemic health programs.
  • grow your network by turning physician referrals into strong co-referral relationships.
  • become a niche market by building a total health dental practice in the community.

Speaker: Dr. Susan Maples, DDS, MSBA, Total Health Academy

About the speaker: Master’s degree in business analytics, Madonna University; founder, Total Health Academy; developer, Hands-on Learning Lab; 2016 Lucy Hobbs Mentor Award recipient, Benco Dental; named in “Top 25 Women in Dentistry,” Modern Dental Network; named in “Top Eight Inventors in Dentistry,” Incisal Edge Magazine.

Disclosure: I or members of my immediate family have a financial relationship with BlabberMouth Book, Hands-On Learning Lab, SelfScreen.net and Total Health Academy that may be relevant to this presentation.

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