Ms. Tija Hunter Empowerment & Communication St. Charles, MO
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  • Current chairside assistant and office manager
  • Master, American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA)
  • Director, Dental Careers Institute 

Thursday Courses
TH320 - Dental Assistant Rock Star
Time: 12 - 3 PM
Room: GWCC, GWCC A311/312
Type: General    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

Dental assistants spend more time with the patient than any other team member. They are a valuable part of the team. Tija Hunter will show how to create value as a dental assistant and propel not only your practice, but your career. Learn how to find the weak link in your practice and make it strong. Become the rock star of your office.

Friday Courses
FR246 - Assisting Extravaganza
Time: 8:30 AM - 4 PM
Room: GWCC, GWCC A314
Type: Registered    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $150.00  Other Fee: $90.00

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.       

Mr. Kevin Henry

5 Ways Dental Assistants Can C.R.U.S.H. Their Careers

In this fun, fast-paced, interactive course, we will talk about five key points following the C.R.U.S.H. acronym that will help you not only enjoy what you do more, but also see the fruits of a more fulfilling career. Join us and re-ignite your passion for your career!

 

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Dr. Amy Doneen and Dr. Michael Gelb     

America's #1 Killer:  Your Role in Reducing Cardiovascular Deaths

We now live in a wonderful era in which cardiovascular disease can be removed from the number one spot for death, disability and cost. The exciting technology and knowledge which makes possible generating a clinical guarantee of establishing and maintaining the health of arteries will be discussed. Oral health will be presented as a critical element in the guarantee of arterial wellness. Published clinical data will be shown illustrating the effectiveness of the Bale Doneen Method.  Dr. Gelb will address the necessity of screening our Patients' for Airway Health, and the associated connections between airway health and systemic diseases. Screening is a must! Treatment is optional. The ADA recently passed a resolution stating that Dentists should screen their patients for Airway issues.

 

10:30-11:30 a.m.  

Ms. Tija Hunter

Implants for Assistants

As with any procedure, dental assistants play a huge part in the success of dental implants. From setting up and preparing, to post op patient management, we will discuss the dental assistant’s vital role in dental implants. The participant will  learn the assistant's role in implant treatment,  learn key terminology and important pre and post operative management procedure.

 

Lunch is on your own from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

 

1-2:30 p.m.

Ms. Tija Hunter

Top Products Every Assistant Uses

We will be discussing some of the top products that dental assistants from around the country say they love best! We will be exploring cements, temp and impression material, infection control products, and so much more! We will also talk about tips and tricks to help your day flow better. Join us for this up to date, interactive course! 

 

2:30-4 p.m.                

Mr. Kevin Henry

Battling and Beating the Demons of Dental Assisting

Every day, dental assistants face a variety of challenges in their job. How those challenges are met can affect the professional and personal lives of these valuable team members. Let’s identify the issues that can "get under your skin" and how to deal with them.

 

Saturday Courses
SA156 - Implant Pieces and Parts
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Room: GWCC, GWCC B312
Type: Participation    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $95.00

This is a hands-on course that every dental assistant needs to attend. The course will explore different types of implants and systems and work with implant parts and discuss sterilization and storage protocols. The lecture will describe different implant parts and their uses, discuss handling and sterilization of implant parts and instruments. The course will review bone grafts, membranes and other implant materials. Pre- and postoperative management of implant procedures will be addressed.

 

SA157 - Implant Pieces and Parts
Time: 1 - 4 PM
Room: GWCC, GWCC B312
Type: Participation    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $95.00

This is a hands-on course that every dental assistant needs to attend. The course will explore different types of implants and systems and work with implant parts and discuss sterilization and storage protocols. The lecture will describe different implant parts and their uses, discuss handling and sterilization of implant parts and instruments. The course will review bone grafts, membranes and other implant materials. Pre- and postoperative management of implant procedures will be addressed.

 


Registering for the Hinman Dental Meeting is required to attend ALL courses and Special Events.
Course type description:
General = No additional fee (registration required for these courses – we no longer accept walk-ups)
Registered, Interactive, Participation and Special Events = Fee courses