Speaker Information

Ms. Stephanie Botts
Denver, CO
Ergonomics, Substance Use Disorder & Chemical Dependency
Ms. Shannon Brinker
Virginia Beach, VA
Dental Assisting
Dr. Mark Hyman
Greensboro, NC
Practice Management, Cosmetic Dentistry & Practice Transition
Ms. Lisa Mallonee
Dallas, TX
Diet, Nutrition, Oral & Systemic Health

Th201 - Assisting Essentials
Date/Time: 3/16/2023   8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Type: Registered   Handouts: No

Room: Omni - International Ballroom F
Dentist Fee: $180.00  Other Fee: $110.00
Audience: Assistants
Dental Assisting
AGD Code: 550

Dr. Mark Hyman 

Assisting Essentials

8 - 9:30 a.m.

Listen, learn, and laugh your way through a fast-paced, humorous review of "The High Impact Private Practice Dental Assistant." Learn how to capitalize on other skills to improve the productivity of your practice and the quality of the service your team produces. Learn systems you can implement today to lower stress, prevent burn out, and increase your enjoyment of dentistry. Review clinical cases from the doctor and team perspectives. Debate the fact -communication is a wonderful thing; you should try it sometime. Employ systems to lower stress and prevent burnout.


Ms. Shannon Pace Brinker

From Our Side Of The Chair: Materials and Techniques for the Dental Assistant

9:30 - 11 a.m.

This fast-paced lecture discusses everyday products, equipment, and materials that assistants use and should be familiar with. Learn about the latest dental materials and how they can impact your practice. There may even be a few giveaways!


Lunch is on your own 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Ms. Stephanie Botts

Protecting your Most Valuable Instrument: Your Body!

12 - 1:30 p.m.

The dental profession is at high risk for musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), with up to 96% of practitioners reporting pain due to clinical work habits. This is due to repetitive movements, bending, twisting, reaching, incorrect operator and patient positioning, and performing repetitive movements in a static posture.

Ergonomics is the science of fitting the working environment to the practitioner, instead of forcing one's body to acclimate to the environment. Practicing proper ergonomics can increase productivity, decrease pain, and lengthen one's career. Allowing the individual to practice pain-free, ergonomics can increase the quality of one's life and work satisfaction.

At the conclusion of this course, participants will learn ergonomic techniques, stretches and equipment choices to allow them to practice pain-free.


Ms. Lisa Mallonee     

Life Saving PPE Essentials: Diet, Exercise, Self Care

1:30 - 3 p.m.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. As dental professionals, we are in a unique position to provide our patients with the highest degree of preventive healthcare. There has been a dramatic shift in lifestyle habits over the last year. Masks, face shields, gloves, glasses and expensive air filtration systems in our dental offices help guard and protect us at work BUT what we do OUTSIDE of our dental operatories to maintain our bodies and health should be a KEY priority in each of our lives.

Following the presentation, attendees should be able to:
1. Discuss how lifestyle habits contribute to the aging process, sleep quality and weight.
2. Integrate emerging science on diet, exercise and self-care into a personal plan of action.
3. Redefine exercise as a method of health maintenance rather than weight loss.
4. Identify healthy eating patterns and lifestyle modifications to promote optimal health.