Courses Available Through PSILENT PRODUCTIONS

BUT AREN'T THEY JUST BABY TEETH?
You’ve heard these words before and can’t help thinking to yourself, “Oh no, another
ignorant parent.” Parents who pose this question (and others) are not really ignorant—
they are often working from old beliefs or their own experiences. The ability to answer
these common questions insures a greater understanding of the pediatric dental issues at
hand and creates a positive relationship through effective communications. This program
is based on questions routinely heard from parents of pediatric dental patients and covers
a broad spectrum of topics. Included are primary anterior trauma, treatment planning,
“rotten teeth,” timing of initial examinations and more. The scientific basis and the rationales
for treatment is a significant part of the lecture. Practitioners who treat children will benefit
from this engaging course.
(This is a six hour program-- in the three hour format, as many of the 24 questions that time
permits are answered. For some meetings, the presentation is separated into two three-hour
presentations. In this case, the second half, which is a continuation of the material, is entitled,
CAN'T WE JUST PULL THEM

GETTING PAST "UH-OH," "NO" AND "HELICOPTERS"
Behavior Management in the pediatric dental setting

Pediatric dentistry is unique in that each appointment requires that the dentist must successfully
communicate with both children and parents and manage the behavior of both as well as self. In
this program, principles of behavior management are discussed and demonstrated in video
footage showing actual patients in treatment and how to best handle them. While dentistry
often focuses on the technical aspects of our work, in this specialty, it is only through effective
handling of patients that our technical work can be at its best. And the parents? They are the
entertainment and promotional program, not the “problem” that most people believe.

DENTAL DIVAS - DEALING WITH DENTAL DRAMA (Presented by Mary Ellen Psaltis)
Is your work place fulfilling or frustrating?
Optimizing your work environment is essential for everyone's success and well-being.
However, working together can be fraught with conflict and unresolved issues even though
women (the majority of dental employees) are known to be nurturing and helpful. Why is it so hard?
Is there one person who seems to ruin it for everyone else? Or does it go deeper?
This lively presentation will increase your understanding of the underlying dynamics that can create conflict
and also create understanding and cooperation. We will cover thoughtful ideas for transforming your office
environment. 

Objectives:

Clearing the air is powerful-- don't wait another minute.

DENTAL DIVAS FOR DENTISTS (Presented by Mary Ellen Psaltis)

This course is a sister to Dental Divas but retooled for the dentist. What is
the Dentist’s role in creating the office environment? Do you ignore what goes on

when you are out of the room or are you in the midst of the fray? The Dentist plays
the primary role in setting the tone of the office. Don’t let your employees get the
better of you or of their coworkers. Being a female dentist creates even more challenges
when working in an office that is usually staffed by other women.
Get a better
understanding of what goes on when you are out of the room and why it matters.

Take home tools to use that will benefit everyone, including you.


SUGAR BUGS AND SLEEPY JUICE

(A Potpourri of Practical Pediatric Dental Pearls)
Caring for pediatric dental patients is far more than simply filling baby teeth. It is an entire art form that
includes communications, unique skill sets, a different perspective and clinical equipment that facilitates
the actual treatment. In this program, the many aspects of success with the child patient will be discussed,
including management tools, dealing with parents, equipment, materials, local anesthesia skills, plus the
astonishing satisfaction that grows out of the relationship that is developed with the child patient. This
course is a “must” for practitioners who see pediatric patients.

STAINLESS STEEL CROWNS ARE A SNAP (A Hands-on Workshop)
Have you ever wished you could place stainless steel crowns as effortlessly as a pediatric
dentist? Now you can in this hands-on workshop. Live demonstrations (on a dentoform)
will show you how to prep both a posterior primary molar and a primary anterior incisor.
The demonstrations will also show how to fit, contour and cement a stainless steel crown
on the molar and a composite strip crown on the incisor. All participants will complete all
the procedures with supervision from Dr. Psaltis.

BABY STEPS
(Infant and Preschool Dental Care for the General Dentist)
Emphasis is now being placed on establishing a dental home for all children upon eruption of the
first tooth or at 12 months of age. It is essential that all dental care providers become skilled at
the steps necessary to make these visits successful for both the child and parents. This course
discusses developmental ages, appropriate guidelines and clinical tips.

FOOD AS YOUR FARM-ACY  (Presented by Mary Ellen Psaltis)
With ads, fads and crazy science, it's challenging navigate the cloudy waters of nutrition.
Depending on which book you read or which article you pick up, what is 'right' or 'best' is a challenge to discern.
This plain speaking presentation will help you expand your point of view on choosing the food you eat.
It will also emphasize the importance of nutritional information for your dental practice.
The dental office is a potential power center for supporting the well being of those that work there
and everyone who comes through the doors.

Objectives:

Plus: Learn 10 Top Tips to incorporate into your healthy living right now

NUTRITION IGNITION  (Presented by Mary Ellen Psaltis)
We get nutrition information about being healthier but what's next?
This hands-on style workshop is designed to get you moving down the path!

PROBLEM PATIENTS? NO PROBLEM!  (Presented by Mary Ellen and Greg Psaltis)

Most of us love our work, but don’t always like the people who receive it. Dealing with
patients (and staff) can sometimes be the most difficult part of our day. As professionals,
we learn much about technical skills, but very little about what will keep patients coming
to your office—excellent communications. Learn to identify hidden agendas, why patients
behave in different ways and the shortcut clues to dealing effectively with them. These skills
will enhance your communication when presenting treatment plans, scheduling and teaching
oral hygiene techniques. Audience participation exercises and role plays by the speakers
demonstrate the techniques during the program so that application of the information can be 
immediate. Are patients really the problem or is it our understanding of them?

PARENTS ARE PEOPLE, TOO  (Presented by Mary Ellen and Greg Psaltis)
This is the same information as the above program, but the emphasis here is on the
parents of pediatric patients. The concepts presented in "Problem Patients? No Problem!"
are discussed, but examples and specific scenarios are set up to reflect how to
effectively handle parents of young patients

SO LITTLE ROOM, SO MUCH TO SEE

(The complete pediatric dental examination)   
Every pediatric dental examination is like a new patient examination simply because of the
dynamics of growth and development. Furthermore, there is much to see in the mouths of
children other than caries and loose teeth. This program thoroughly covers all aspects of
the pediatric dental examination including recognition of anomolies, growth and development,
symmetry and balance of the dentition and other components that make examinations on
children far from routine. Both clinical and radiographic photographs illustrate the areas of
discussion.

RESTORE YOUR CONFIDENCE IN PEDIATRIC RESTORATIVE CARE 
Six-hour format: An extensive review of all procedures in pediatric restorative dentistry,
including Diagnosis (Clinical and Radiographic), Treatment Planning (including cases
that participants diagnose and treatment plan from bitewing x-rays), primary anterior and
permanent posterior restorations, primary pulp therapy, stainless steel crowns, anterior
strip crowns and preventive restorations with air abrasion technology.
Three-hour format: The more abbreviated review of pediatric restorative procedures with
less emphasis on diagnosis, treatment planning and air abrasion.

DO THESE GENES MAKE ME LOOK FAT?
(Presented by Mary Ellen Psaltis)

Nutrition news changes daily. What is true? What really makes a difference? This fat paced,

yet in-depth presentation gives helpful information that sorts out the science and the sense of

food. Use brain science and genetic and epigentic information to make smarter, more effective
choices. Increase your knowledge of the benefits of fats, why choosing eggs is important and what

supplements are essential. Increase your awareness of nutritional trends and feel more confident

in the decisions about your own well being. This course will cover the most asked

nutritional questions, covering topics from cholesterol levels to organic produce.

LIVE WELL EVERY DAY - BRING YOUR BEST SELF TO WORK AND LIFE
(Presented by Mary Ellen Psaltis)
 
Most of us can get enthused with the idea of being healthier, richer and more satisfied.                                      

What continues to hold us back? We already know we should be eating more
vegetables and
exercising, but is there something else? Is it possible to have
more of what you want in your
life and less of what you don't want? 
The answer is YES to both questions. 
This program

 supports people to activate their own lives. We will be working from the
inside out noticing
and practicing skills to tune into our flow of good. Topics include
 stimulating financial
abundance, exercising gratitude, examining body images, adjusting attitudes and planning
our individual futures. We will share chocolate and 
notice that some hungers have nothing to
do with food.


TO B OR NOT TO B (formerly called If You Can't Beat 'em, Enjoy Them)
(Behavior Management from a new perspective)

This engaging program covers all aspects of Behavior Management, which is
far more than simply "controlling the child" in a dental setting. Emphasis is on the
behavior of the provider, which ultimately enables the child to succeed in a dental
setting. Techniques for handling the child are covered, as well as specific techniqes
for altering negative behaviors, such as needle-phobia, gagging, etc. This participation
program helps the audience understand the child's view-point in the dental setting.
There is material on how to effectively deal with parents and help make them a part of
the success of the child's experience rather than a detriment.


A NEW GPS
Whether you are in your first year out of your training program or just short of retirement,
this presentation is for you. Stimulate your thoughts and activate practical, achievable steps
to increase your enjoyment of work and assure that your investment of time, money and
effort will continue to pay off over a lifetime. Drawing upon the advice of several dental
experts (as well as others from outside), the material will help you establish a plan to
enhance your professional and personal life. Both realistic and fun, your new GPS will
guide you to the place you’ve always wanted to be.


HEART WORK ISN'T HARD
Perhaps you've read or heard about health care professionals who have traveled to
foreign countries to provide humanitarian treatment to the disadvantaged. How in the
world can they do that, you wonder. In this program, learn about several existing programs
that would allow you to participate immediately and also about how Dr. Psaltis and his hygienist
have created two programs in Mexico on their own. Legalities, logistics and the rich
rewards will be discussed with visual support of photographs and videos of the programs in
action. This is a program that will touch your heart and possibly have you taking your dreams
of helping others to the next step.

PREVENTIVE AND INTERCEPTIVE ORTHODONTICS
This three hour presentation deals with all aspects of early orthodontic considerations for
the child patient. It is not a comprehensive orthodontic course. This lecture enables the
audience to be familiar with all forms of space maintainers and many simple active
appliances. There is also a segment on the diagnosis of early orthodontic referrals,
emphasizing which components of the patient's growth pattern is most likely to be helped
by early treatment and which ones can wait.

WHAT DO PATIENTS REALLY WANT?
This three hour presentation deals with the findings of a dental survey in which more
than 20,000 patients answered the questions, "What Do You Like About Dental
Practices?" and "How Would You Make a Dental Practice Better?" The top 10 responses
are listed and the ensuing conversation concerns strategies for implementing these ideas
into a practice. This program has participation of the audience.

LIVE YOUR DREAMS
(Cures for common practice headaches)

You love your work, but do not share the same feelings about some of those bothersome
aspects of “running a business.” This lecture explores the most common non-clinical areas
that prevent many dentists from obtaining complete joy and satisfaction in their workplace.
Specific handouts will aid the attendees in working toward solutions to these compelling
areas of frustration. Included are conversations about Conditions of Employment, vision,
Team building, effective communication with patients, controlling personal financial stresses
and other administrative aspects of private practice.

ARE YOU A MAN OR ARE YOU A MESS?  (Presented by Mary Ellen and Greg Psaltis)
(Caring for Yourself or the Male in Your Life)

Men want to be healthy, they but often take limited time and energy to incorporate
healthy choices into their daily life.  Find out more about being active in your staying
well as you age process, rather than becoming a victim of your own inattention. This
program is designed with the balanced wellness of men in mind, and also speaks directly
to the women who are often the primary support and guidance for the males in their lives.
Practical, humorous and insightful, this program will direct men and their loved ones on a
path to long-term wellness.

GETTING CLOSER AND STAYING TOGETHER-- A COUPLES RETREAT
This program is a unique retreat for couples for an entire weekend. The material is not of
a dental nature, but rather in reaffirming a healthy relationship between two people and
learning practical tools for recalling intimacy, values clarifications and future planning.
All meals are provided, as is room. The program is typically scheduled at a Retreat
Center, so that all attendees can leave behind the day-to-day world of bills, children,
work, telephones, TV and all the other usual distractions that prevent them from paying
closer attention to their most important relationship.
 


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