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.

Sunday, July 28- Sunday, August 4, 2019

                                                   Bites, Bytes and Bites

This program will span a variety of topics, ranging from pediatric preventive and interceptive orthodontics
(Bite #1), to issues with parental demands based on their internet “education” (Byte #2) to nutritional
guidance for a healthier life (Bite #3). The final section will include a session about no bites, namely
managing the behavior in the pediatric dental setting. The specifics on the courses are:

 

Pediatric Preventive and Interceptive Orthodontics

This course will include a discussion of space maintenance, oral habits and simple corrections of crossbites
and other developmental issues. It is not intended as a comprehensive orthodontic program, but will
emphasize pediatric procedures.

 

I was on the Internet Last Night

With this particular issue becoming greater all the time, the focus here will be on how it has arisen, grown and
become, at times, a headache for practitioners.  Specific strategies for dealing with various issues will be included.

 

 Food as Your Farm-acy

Daily food choices create the foundation for your overall health and ultimately the health of your practice. We
will cover eating plans, food strategies, hidden influences, sugar awareness and current topics. We will look at
the food we can eat (or not) and identify action steps, both large and small, that add up a lifetime of well-being.

 

Getting Past “Uh-oh,” “No” and Helicopters

Behavior management in the pediatric dental setting is key to success in both the technical and the social aspects
of dental care for children. This session will include videos to illustrate points about managing oneself, the child
and the parents.


Continuing Education, Inc, University at Sea
Contact: https://universityatsea.com/coursedetails.php?program_number=3016

Thursday- Saturday, September 5-7, 2019

"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)

"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. (Saturday a.m.)

"Think and Work Like a Pediatric Dentist"

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 for children in a general practice. If you have ever wondered “how pediatric dentists can
handle kids,” you’ll find out here. (Saturday p.m.)


American Dental Association Annual Meeting/FDI, San Francisco, CA
Contact: Narcisia Despoiu, Speaker Coordinator, ADA,
despoiun@ada.org


Friday, September 27, 2019

Getting Past “Uh-oh,” “No” and Helicopters

Pediatric dentistry is unique since it requires dentists to successfully communicate with both children and
parents and manage their behaviors as well as one’s own. Principles of behavior management are discussed
and shown in videos with patients in treatment and how to handle them. Dentistry focuses on technical
aspects of work, but in pediatrics it is only possible by proper handling of patients. The parents? They are
the entertainment and promotional program, not the “problem” that most believe.

"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.


Virginia Dental Meeting, Richmond, VA
Contact: Megan Wyman, Director of Continuing Education and Meeting Planning (804) 523-2193

Megan Wyman


Thursday-Saturday, Feb 20-22, 2020 (dates to be determined)


Valuable Tips for Volunteer Trips

Perhaps you've read or heard about health care professionals who have traveled to foreign countries
to provide treatment to the disadvantaged. Do you wonder how can they do it? In this program, you
can learn about several programs that allow you to participate immediately in international mission
trips. If travel isn’t what you are seeking, you will also hear suggestions for participating in local
projects that can fulfill your desire to provide care for those who are less fortunate than you.


Create Your Own Dental Mission Project

The focus of this class will be discussing how Dr. Psaltis created two programs in Mexico. Legalities,
and logistics will be discussed;  photographs and videos of the programs are part of the discussion.
Also covered are the many aspects of setting up a project that fits your specific needs. This program
will possibly have you taking your dreams of helping others to the next step.


Getting Past “Uh-oh,” “No” and Helicopters

Pediatric dentistry is unique since it requires dentists to successfully communicate with both children and
parents and manage their behaviors as well as one’s own. Principles of behavior management are discussed
and shown in videos with patients in treatment and how to handle them. Dentistry focuses on technical
aspects of work, but in pediatrics it is only possible by proper handling of patients. The parents? They are
the entertainment and promotional program, not the “problem” that most believe.


Chicago Midwinter Meeting, Chicago, IL
Contact: Dr. Ted Borris, Director of Scientific Programs, 312-836-7312

Friday-Saturday, March 6-7, 2020


Getting Past “Uh-oh,” “No” and Helicopters

Pediatric dentistry is unique since it requires dentists to successfully communicate with both children and
parents and manage their behaviors as well as one’s own. Principles of behavior management are discussed
and shown in videos with patients in treatment and how to handle them. Dentistry focuses on technical
aspects of work, but in pediatrics it is only possible by proper handling of patients. The parents? They are
the entertainment and promotional program, not the “problem” that most believe. (Parts 1-2 on Friday
morning, Part 3 on Saturday morning)

"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 p.m.)

"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. (Saturday morning)


"Problem Parents? No Problem!" presented by Greg and Mary Ellen Psaltis
Are you among those who think that parents are the problem in children’s treatment in a dental office? In this
informative program you will learn to identify parents’ hidden agendas, why parents behave in different ways
and some shortcut clues to dealing effectively with parents. These simple, but remarkably effective skills will
enhance your communications when presenting treatment plans, scheduling appointments or teaching oral
hygiene techniques. Are parents really the problem or is it our understanding of them? (Saturday afternoon)

Australia-New Zealand Pediatric Dental Society Meeting, Hobart, Tasmania
Contact: Debra Elsby, ANZPDS secretarym debbie_knox@hotmail.com

Friday-Saturday, April 3-4, 2020


Getting Past “Uh-oh,” “No” and Helicopters

Pediatric dentistry is unique since it requires dentists to successfully communicate with both children and
parents and manage their behaviors as well as one’s own. Principles of behavior management are discussed
and shown in videos with patients in treatment and how to handle them. Dentistry focuses on technical
aspects of work, but in pediatrics it is only possible by proper handling of patients. The parents? They are
the entertainment and promotional program, not the “problem” that most believe.

"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.

"Think and Work Like a Pediatric Dentist"

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 for children in a general practice. If you have ever wondered “how pediatric dentists can
handle kids,” you’ll find out here.


Oregon Dental Meeting, Portland, OR
Contact: Margy Simco, CMP, (800) 452-5628, Ext. 104  


Friday, April 24, 2020 (lectures to be determined)

West Central Wisconsin Study Club, Eau Claire, WI
Contact: Slavko Ivankovic, slavkoivankovic68@gmail.com

Thursday, April 30, 2020 (lectures to be determined)

Iowa Dental Meeting, Des Moines, IA
Contact: Suzanne Lamendola, Conference Coordinator, (515 331-2298, Ext. 104    

Friday, June 5- Friday June 12, 2020

Bites, Bytes and Bites

This program will span a variety of topics, ranging from pediatric preventive and interceptive orthodontics
(Bite #1), to issues with parental demands based on their internet “education” (Byte #2) to nutritional
guidance for a healthier life (Bite #3). The final section will include a session about no bites, namely
managing the behavior in the pediatric dental setting. The specifics on the courses are:

 

Pediatric Preventive and Interceptive Orthodontics

This course will include a discussion of space maintenance, oral habits and simple corrections of crossbites
and other developmental issues. It is not intended as a comprehensive orthodontic program, but will
emphasize pediatric procedures.

 

I was on the Internet Last Night

With this particular issue becoming greater all the time, the focus here will be on how it has arisen, grown and
become, at times, a headache for practitioners.  Specific strategies for dealing with various issues will be included.

 

 Food as Your Farm-acy

Daily food choices create the foundation for your overall health and ultimately the health of your practice. We
will cover eating plans, food strategies, hidden influences, sugar awareness and current topics. We will look at
the food we can eat (or not) and identify action steps, both large and small, that add up a lifetime of well-being.

 

Getting Past “Uh-oh,” “No” and Helicopters

Behavior management in the pediatric dental setting is key to success in both the technical and the social aspects
of dental care for children. This session will include videos to illustrate points about managing oneself, the child
and the parents.


Continuing Education, Inc, University at Sea
Contact: https://universityatsea.com/coursedetails.php?program_number=3016

Friday, Oct 2, 2020 (lectures to be determined)

University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry, Continuing Education
Contact: Dr. Michael Roberts, (919) 537-3781

Thursday- Friday, Oct 28-9, 2020 (lectures to be determined)

Northern Nevada Dental Society, Reno, NV
Contact: Lori Benvin, Exective Director, Northern Nevada Dental Society, lori.benvin@nndhp.org



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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)

Getting Past “Uh-oh,” “No” and Helicopters

Pediatric dentistry is unique since it requires dentists to successfully communicate with both children and
parents and manage their behaviors as well as one’s own. Principles of behavior management are discussed
and shown in videos with patients in treatment and how to handle them. Dentistry focuses on technical
aspects of work, but in pediatrics it is only possible by proper handling of patients. The parents? They are
the entertainment and promotional program, not the “problem” that most believe.

"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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