Upcoming Programs by PSILENT PRODUCTIONS



Future presentations by Mary Ellen and/or Greg Psaltis, dates and contacts for currently scheduled events. For more complete information regarding program contents, go to Courses or Program Directors.



Friday, October 6 2017

"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 everyone's behavior including oneself. 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.

"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, 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.


Pennsylvania Peak Group (Master Track AGD),  State College, PA
Contact: Dr. Rick Knowlton, RdKnowlton@aol.com

Thursday, January 18, 2018

"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 everyone's behavior including oneself. 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.

"So Little Room, So Much to See"
(The Complete Pediatric Dental Exam)
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 anomalies,
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.

Rocky Mountain Dental Conference, Denver, CO
Contact: Shelley Fava, Director of Conventions and Events (303) 488-9700 x3273

Friday- Saturday, January 26-27, 2018

"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 everyone's behavior including oneself. 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.

"But Aren't They Just Baby Teeth?"
(Answers to Common Questions from Parents of Pediatric Patients)
You've heard these words and can't help thinking, "Another ignorant parent." There aren't really ignorant-- they're
just working from old beliefs or experiences. The ability to answer common questions insures better understanding
of the pediatric dental issues and creates more trust. This program covers questions routinely heard from parents of
pediatric patients and covers a broad spectrum of topics. Included are primary anterior trauma, treatment planning,
"rotten teeth," timing of initial examinations and more. Practitioners who treat children will benefit from this
engaging course.


"Stainless Steel Crowns are a Snap"
(Hands on course)
Do primary tooth crowns mystify you? They always sound so simple—right up until you try them on a live
pediatric patient. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to diagnose properly for stainless steel and
anterior composite crowns.  Next you will be able to see the proper preparation and placement techniques
for both (including a live demonstration) and then perform them yourself on a typodont. At the end of this
workshop you will agree that these restorations are a snap!


Oregon Academy of General Dentistry, Portland, OR
Contact: Laura Seurynck, RDH, MS, Executive Director (503) 228-6266

Saturday, February 24, 2018

"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, 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.


"Baby Steps"

(Infant and Preschool Dental Care for General Dentists)
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.


Chicago Midwinter Meeting, Chicago, IL
Contact: Ted Borris, Director of Scientific Programs, CDS, (312) 836-7312

Friday, March 9-10, 2018

"Stainless Steel Crowns are a Snap"
(Hands on course)
Do primary tooth crowns mystify you? They always sound so simple—right up until you try them on a live
pediatric patient. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to diagnose properly for stainless steel and
anterior composite crowns.  Next you will be able to see the proper preparation and placement techniques
for both (including a live demonstration) and then perform them yourself on a typodont. At the end of this
workshop you will agree that these restorations are a snap!
(Friday a.m. and p.m.)

"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, 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.


Pacific Dental Conference, Vancouver, BC
Contact: Shannon Brown, Managing Director, (604) 714-2387

Thursday-Saturday, March 22-24, 2018

"Baby Steps"
(Infant and Preschool Dental Care for General Dentists)
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. (Thursday a.m.)

"I Was on the Internet Last Night"
We all have had the experience of patients (or parents of patients) coming in to our practices and questioning
our treatment recommendations because of their new-found knowledge they obtained from the internet. In this
course, we will explore why this is happening so frequently, what ramifications it can have on your practice
and how to deal with it. Specific issues, such as primary pulp medicaments, fluoride and sealant materials will
be discussed with the controversies surrounding them. Tools for dealing with this increasing phenomenon
will help practitioners to communicate more effectively when faced with demands from patients. (Friday a.m.)


"Stainless Steel Crowns are a Snap"
(Hands on course)
Do primary tooth crowns mystify you? They always sound so simple—right up until you try them on a live
pediatric patient. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to diagnose properly for stainless steel and
anterior composite crowns.  Next you will be able to see the proper preparation and placement techniques
for both (including a live demonstration) and then perform them yourself on a typodont. At the end of this
workshop you will agree that these restorations are a snap!
(Friday p.m. and Saturday a.m.)

Hinman Dental Meeting, Atlanta, GA
Contact: Jackie Servis, Meeting Coordinator (404) 231-1663

Friday-Saturday, April 6-7, 2018

"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 everyone's behavior including oneself. 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. (Friday a.m.)

"So Little Room, So Much to See"
(The Complete Pediatric Dental Exam)
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 anomalies,
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. (Friday p.m.)

"Stainless Steel Crowns are a Snap"
(Hands on course)
Do primary tooth crowns mystify you? They always sound so simple—right up until you try them on a live
pediatric patient. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to diagnose properly for stainless steel and
anterior composite crowns.  Next you will be able to see the proper preparation and placement techniques
for both (including a live demonstration) and then perform them yourself on a typodont. At the end of this
workshop you will agree that these restorations are a snap!
(Saturday a.m. and p.m.)

Midwest Dental Conference, Kansas City, MO
Contact: Amy Windau, Manager Dental Continuing Education (816) 235-2142

Thursday-Friday, April 26-27, 2018

"So Little Room, So Much to See"
(The Complete Pediatric Dental Exam)
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 anomalies,
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.

"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 everyone's behavior including oneself. 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.

"Stainless Steel Crowns are a Snap"
(Hands on course)
Do primary tooth crowns mystify you? They always sound so simple—right up until you try them on a live
pediatric patient. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to diagnose properly for stainless steel and
anterior composite crowns.  Next you will be able to see the proper preparation and placement techniques
for both (including a live demonstration) and then perform them yourself on a typodont. At the end of this
workshop you will agree that these restorations are a snap!
(Fri a.m. and p.m.)

Star of the North Meeting, St. Paul, MN
Contact: Tasha Strait, Scientific Sessions Committee, 612-616-1009

Friday, May 18, 2018

"So Little Room, So Much to See"
(The Complete Pediatric Dental Exam)
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 anomalies,
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"
Do pulpotomies and stainless steel crowns mystify you? What materials are being used to fill baby
teeth? Why do pediatric dentists seem to put so many stainless steel crowns on children’s teeth?
Answers to these questions and more await you in this program. Diagnosis, treatment planning
and all the latest techniques are discussed in detail during this comprehensive pediatric restorative
dentistry program. Local anesthesia, air abrasion technology, anterior strip crowns and primary
pulp therapy are all discussed in addition to the routine restorative procedures.

Stark County Dental Society, Canton, OH
Contact: Laura Deforest, Executive Director, 
(330) 305-6637

Saturday, May 26, 2018

"Revisiting Behavior Management-- The Basics Still Work'"
Pediatric dentistry is unique in that each appointment requires that the dentist must successfully communicate
with both children and parents and manage everyone's behavior including oneself. 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.

"Heart Work is Not Hard"
(Volunteering to your highest good)

Perhaps you've read or heard about health care professionals who have traveled to foreign countries to provide
humanitarian treatment to the disadvantaged. How 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 created two programs
in Mexico. Legalities, logistics and the rich rewards will be discussed with visual support of photographs and videos of the
programs in action. This program will touch your heart and possibly have you taking your dreams of helping others to the
next step.

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii
Contact: Tonya Almond, CMP, (312-
337.2169 x18)

Friday-Saturday, September 6-8, 2018 (exact date to be determined)

"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 everyone's behavior including oneself. 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.

"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, 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.


Southwest Dental Conference, Dallas, TX
Contact: Jane Evans, Conference Director (972) 386-5741, ext 226

Friday- Saturday, October 19-20, 2018

"Stainless Steel Crowns are a Snap"
(Hands on course)
Do primary tooth crowns mystify you? They always sound so simple—right up until you try them on a live
pediatric patient. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to diagnose properly for stainless steel crowns. 
Next you will be able to see the proper preparation and placement technique (including a live demonstration)
and then perform it yourself on a typodont. At the end of this workshop you will agree that these restorations
are a snap! ( repeated three times on Friday)

"Primary Pulp Therapy"
This one hour presentation will discuss several primary tooth pulp therapy medicaments and the latest philosophy
and techniques. Included will be pulpotomy procedures and pulpectomy (primary root canals) as well. (Sat. a.m.)

"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 everyone's behavior including oneself. 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. (Sat. p.m.)

American Dental Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii
Contact: Narcisia Despoiu, Speaker Coordinator, ADA,
despoiun@ada.org

 
Sunday, November 11, 2018

"So Little Room, So Much to See"
(The Complete Pediatric Dental Exam)
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 anomalies,
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.


"I Was on the Internet Last Night"

We all have had the experience of patients (or parents of patients) coming in to our practices and questioning
our treatment recommendations because of their new-found knowledge they obtained from the internet. In this
course, we will explore why this is happening so frequently, what ramifications it can have on your practice
and how to deal with it. Specific issues, such as primary pulp medicaments, fluoride and sealant materials will
be discussed with the controversies surrounding them. Tools for dealing with this increasing phenomenon
will help practitioners to communicate more effectively when faced with demands from patients.


Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
Contact: Kathleen Moore, Director of Continuing Eductaion (909) 558-4685

 

Friday, May 3, 2019 (lectures to be determined)

Michigan Dental Meeting, Detroit, MI
Contact: Shawna Owens, CMP, Manager of Continuing Eductaion (517) 372-9070 ext. 402



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"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 your 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 know 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.


"Nutrition Ignition: The Science and the Sense" presented by Mary Ellen Psaltis
The vast sea of nutrition information is difficult to navigate. With ads, fads and crazy science it is
challenging to discern what is actually beneficial. Increase your food awareness with the best of
science and sense in order to make sound, appropriate choices. The actions you take on a daily
basis make a difference in the overall health of you, your practice and your patients.

Plus learn top tips in incorporate into your healthy living right now.

"Food as your Farm-acy" presented by Mary Ellen Psaltis
The food choices you make are the foundation for your optimal health - and the health of your
practice. The results even touch your patients. You will learn how to take powerful steps daily
that can add up to a lifetime of optimal well-being and also take home helpful tips.

"Heart Work is Not Hard"(Volunteering to your highest good)

Perhaps you've read or heard about health care professionals who have traveled to foreign countries to provide
humanitarian treatment to the disadvantaged. How 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 created two programs
in Mexico. Legalities, logistics and the rich rewards will be discussed with visual support of photographs and videos of the
programs in action. This program will touch your heart and possibly have you taking your dreams of helping others to the
next step.

"Do These Genes Make Me Look Fat?" presented by Mary Ellen Psaltis
Can we blame our genes for our health woes? Are we victims or agents of change? We know
nutrition is integral to our health, but we need to get our brains and thoughts working with us.
Learn top strategies that support your body and your life. (Friday 11:00 a.m. - noon)

"Nutrition Ignition Quiz and Latest Buzz" presented by Mary Ellen Psaltis
Test your nutrition knowledge with a quiz. With a light-hearted attitude we will examine fun food facts
and design healthy strategies for every day living. We will touch on health in the news and you can pick up
ideas to integrate into your life. (Sat. 11:00 - noon)

"Primary Pulp Therapy"
This one hour presentation will discuss several primary tooth pulp therapy medicaments and techniques.
Included will be pulpotomy procedures and pulpectomy (primary root canals) as well.


"Getting Green" in the Health Pavilion
 
Save money, save time, be kind to the environment and get more greens in your body. We each make
powerful choices every day. Up your participation in the game of life with greater health and well-being.
Collect ideas for daily living that bring green to your wallet, your plate and your world.

"To B or Not to B"
(Behavior Management from a new Perspective)
Have you ever wondered why pediatric dentists love their work? Imagine seeing nothing but… (gulp) children
all day long! For some of you, this may sound like the worst of your nightmares come true. Attend this engaging,
fun and informative program and discover many of the simple keys to unlocking the best kept secret in dentistry—
the joy of treating children. The presentation includes audience participation exercises that enhance the understanding
of the child’s experience in the dental setting. Just for fun, we will also discuss handling the parents so that they can
be helpful rather than a hindrance.


"Pediatric Preventive and Interceptive Orthodontics"
In this program there will be a thorough review of all space maintainers used in pediatric dentistry as well as
some active appliances for space-regaining and cross-bite correction. Diagnosis of early orthodontic referrals
will also be discussed to clarify which cases can and should be referred early and which ones can wait. Habits
and their management will be covered as well. Finally, the techniques for banding and impression-taking for all
appliances are illustrated during the program.

"Baby Steps"
(Infant and Preschool Dental Care for General Dentists)
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.

"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 of dentistry), 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.





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