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Oct 04

Seminar #2 | October 4th, 2021

What’s New? Materials & Tech that Expedite Excellence & Our Chamfered Psyche

Seminar Location & Details:
Hilton Inverness Hotel 
200 Inverness Drive W, Englewood, CO 80112

  • Free parking is provided at the hotel.
  • Seminars open at 8 am with complimentary coffee, tea and pastires.
  • Seminars run from 9 am to 5 p.m. Lunch is provided.
  • You will receive 6CE credits for each lecture and we are an AGD provider.

Seminar Description:
In this two part lecture we will be covering What’s New?  Materials & Tech that Expedite Excellence in the morning and Our Chamfered Psyche in the afternoon.

Dr. Austin shares the current trends in dental materials and technologies. 

With a constant stream of new products that claim to be bigger, better, faster flooding the industry, it is challenging to know which are effective and efficient and where there is hype.

In this fast-moving market, advertising makes every product appear to be the panacea. However, some of the best products and services don’t enter the market with much fanfare. Dental professionals can become bogged down or confused when trying to decipher which new materials and technologies are right for their practices. 

As editorial director with Dental Economics magazine, Dr. Joshua Austin authors the column Pearls for Your Practice and has personally worked with most new products and technologies that have entered the market. In this interactive, fast moving course, Joshua shares the current trends in dental materials and technologies. Learn how materials have changed over the past few years and how those changes can affect your procedures and practice. 

Our Chamfered Psyche: The Mental Dental Connection This course explores strategies for working together to improve mental health so we can be our best. It is time to remove the taboo and face the facts.

Dental professionals often examine the physical aspects of wellness yet we rarely explore or discuss the mental aspects. It is time to remove the taboo and face the facts. 

Anxiety, pain, depression, burnout. Dentistry can be difficult and take a toll. Studies show us that dental professionals experience a high incidence of mental illness. Additionally, many dental professionals don’t clearly understand the mental health conditions that our patients present with, which red flags to watch for or what to do/how to intervene. 

Presented in Dr. Joshua Austin’s trademark comedic style, this course explores strategies for working together to improve mental health so we can be our best. Learn how to recognize triggers and warning signs. Identify essential tools and resources. Discover how and when to refer to a mental health professional. Explore and understand mental health terms, common treatments and therapy options. Gain coping mechanisms and learn how to manage expectations – both our own and those of our patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the impact new products/technologies have on the practice’s bottom line 
  • Gain a formula for assessing time savings vs financial output in your purchasing decisions 
  • Analyze how bulk fill posterior composites compare to their traditional counterparts 
  • Discuss time saving placement techniques for bulk fill posterior composites 
  • Review universal adhesives and their advantages 
  • Explore the three etching techniques and learn when each are appropriate 
  • Review current cements and identify which classes are superior 
  • Discuss when luting is an appropriate choice instead of bonding 
  • Explore many other products and items that can make your life easier and your dentistry faster
  • Define mental health terms and analyze mental health statistics 
  • Discover mechanisms for coping with our personal and professional challenges 
  • Illuminate common DSM-5 diagnoses and characteristics 
  • Learn how to choose the professionals for our own personal wellness team 
  • Identify and examine our psychologic triggers and their importance 
  • Explore the benefits of psychotherapy 
  • Consider today to be Dental Mental Health Day!

On mainstages at major conferences across the industry, Dr. Joshua Austin’s presentations deliver practical, applicable education that inspires and entertains attendees while also offering sound fundamentals that make a difference in dental practice success. His keynote performances, from Dentsply Sirona World to Seattle Study Club Symposiums, are met with rave reviews from audiences and conference organizers alike. Joshua incorporates his trademark comedic style in his lectures across the country on topics such as mental wellness, new products/materials review, and online reputation management.

As editorial director and columnist for Dental Economics focusing on dental products and technology (Pearls for Your Practice), he offers a fresh approach in today’s commercial driven dental journalism. When you read a ‘Pearl’, you are getting an honest evaluation of a product which was used by Joshua in clinical practice on a patient.

A graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School, Joshua served five years post-graduation as faculty in the Department of Restorative Dentistry. Today he maintains a full-time restorative dentistry private practice in San Antonio, Texas.

Joshua has been honored with several awards during his dental career. In 2009, the Texas Dental Association names him Young Dentist of the Year. In 2010, the Texas Academy of General Dentistry named him New Dentist of the Year. Joshua has earned a Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. In 2014, Joshua was awarded with a Fellowship in the American College of Dentists for his outstanding commitment to ethics in patient care.


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