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Mar 06

Seminar #5 | March 6th, 2023

Health-centered Dentistry and Team-centered Systems

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 pastries.
  • Seminars run from 9 am to 5 pm Lunch is provided.
  • You will receive 6CE credits for each lecture and we are an AGD provider.

Seminar Description:

This presentation will address the following:

  • How to intentionally create a co-discovery dental team for a congruent patient experience
  • Develop individualized transparent systems to support predictable clinical office flow
  • Set a path to intentionally build or reinforce each system with intention
  • Feel more confident as a CEO, CFO, CMO and Head of HR
  • Review key clinical data that the entire team can understand to support consistent treatment planning
  • Understand how to create a message to help every patient feel safe to move towards appropriate health

Learning Objectives:

As dentistry continues to evolve, the role of the dentist and dental team can seem more ambiguous, creating more questions than answers.  Airway or occlusion?  Stress-management or an occlusal guard?  Fluoride and tooth repair or nutritional counseling? Can we do it all?  Should we do it all?  If so, how?  And is understanding optimal occlusal concepts and restoring a patient to a traditionally optimal result still appropriate?  Would you be open to the possibility that the dentist and dental team can use all of its gifts and tools to move a patient towards appropriate and optimal health, one step at a time?

Dr. Kwiecien graduated from Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry in 1995 and holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration. He has more than 25 years of private practice experience with most of those years overlapping in academia. Before joining Spear Education full-time from 2013 – 2017, Dr. Kwiecien served as assistant professor of restorative dentistry at Oregon Health and Sciences University School of Dentistry where his roles included director of the university’s faculty dental practice, as well as course director of pre-clinical fixed prosthodontics and co-course director of advanced restorative concepts.  Dr. Kwiecien’s dedication to high-level continuing education began with Dr. Frank Spear in 2001. Shortly thereafter, he completed the curriculum at the L.D. Pankey Institute. He has over a decade of national and international lecturing and workshops.  He also serves as faculty member at the L.D. Pankey Institute. Dr. Kwiecien dedicates the majority of his time as the owner of K Squared Facilitation and Dental Education, coaching dental practices by facilitating long-term health for the practice, team, and patient.


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