Dr. Gregory Psaltis Pediatric Dentistry Olympia, WA

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  • Recipient, Gordon Christensen Speaker Recognition Award for Excellence in Dental Education 
  • Keynote speaker, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Meeting
  • Volunteer with two pediatric dental projects in Mexico, providing comprehensive care for between 600-800 children per year

Thursday Courses
Th316 - Think and Work Like a Pediatric Dentist
Time: 12 - 3 PM
Room: Omni,
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

Pediatric dentistry is far more than filling teeth on little people. It is managing behavior, understanding facial development, establishing successful treatment plans and performing the appropriate procedures. This course will stimulate your thinking about dental age, sequential care and management tools for successful care of children in a general practice. Part of the vastly different world of pediatrics includes watching a child grow as each examination with a pediatric patient is actually a new patient examination.

Learning Objectives:

• Understand the crucial role of radiographs in pediatric dental examinations.

• Diagnose and treat primary teeth in need of stainless steel crowns.

• Appreciate the importance of anomalies in each pediatric dental exam.

Friday Courses
Fr133 - Stainless-Steel Crowns Are a Snap
Time: 1 - 4 PM
Room: Omni,
Type: Participation    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $375.00  Other Fee: $375.00

Do primary tooth crowns mystify you? In this hands-on workshop,
attendees will learn posterior stainless-steel and anterior composite
crown techniques and then perform them on a typodont. Clinical
and radiographic diagnosis is also included. After this course,
practitioners will be ready to place these crowns with ease on the
children in their practice.

Note: Attendees are invited to bring loupes to the course.

Saturday Courses
Sa290 - Problem Parents? No Problem!
Time: 1 - 4 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

Note: This course is co-presented by Mary Ellen Psaltis, BPh Are you among those who think that parents are the problem in a dental office? Do you get frustrated in trying to understand their style of behavior or their communication skills? In this informative program you will learn to identify parent's hidden agendas, why they behave in different ways and some shortcut clues to dealing effectively with them. These simple, but remarkably effective skills will enhance your communications when presenting treatment plans, scheduling appointments or teaching oral hygiene techniques.  Learning Objectives:

• Understand how to identify the “Question behind the Question.”

• Appreciate the effectiveness of different styles of communication and behavior.

• Learn the powerful shortcut clues to better communication with parents.