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Wisconsin Dental Hygienists' Association

Continuing Education Sessions 2017May 12, 2017, 8:00amComfort Suites of PortageDental Express Staffing is sponsoring 4 Continuing Education Sessions: CPR, OSHA, Practice Management and Insurance.
Continental breakfast & lunch along with beverages will be provided.
There will be a raffle drawing and fabulous prizes for those that attend.
***Deadline for registration is Friday, May 5, 2017***

Session 1: OSHA/CDC Updates (3 CE)
Speaker: Nan Dreves, RDH, MBA
Registration: 8:00 am
Training: 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Cost: $75/person
Must prepay in order to reserve a spot; $50 is non-refundable

***The OSHA training includes the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, new Chemical Hazard Communication Standard and provide the infection control CE requirements Dental Hygienists need for Wisconsin licensure. It provides 3 CE credits for licensure of DDS, RDHs, CDAs and any team member attending. Those requiring the OSHA training are anyone participating in the clinical portion of the practice only as they are exposed to potential biohazards e.g. Hepatitis B, C and HIV.

Lunch break: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch will be provided

Session 2: Adult CPR Certification/Recertification
(American Heart Association Heartsaver AED)
Trainer: Trish Schleicher
Registration: 12:00 pm
Training: 12:00 pm -2:00 pm
Cost: $45.50 per person

***The CPR certification/re-certification will provide American Heart Association Heartsaver Adult CPR/AED training for 2 hours and fulfill the 2 year CPR certification that most dental offices require. The majority of the trainers are designated training center faculty - the highest level for instructors. They do an excellent job certifying competent students and always make it a fun experience. Participants need to dress comfortably since the hands on portion will require you to be on the floor.

Practice Management and Insurance - Baraboo Room

Cost: $25/person for each course or $40 for both courses
***Presenters will be available during lunch for questions.

Session 3: Wake up call to True Successful Practice Management (3 CE)
Speaker: Corey Jameson-Kuehl, Custom Dental Soulutions
Registration: 8:00 am
Training: 8:30 am - 10:30 am

***Developing a thriving business is hard work! You are not a trained HR manager, insurance expert or an accountant, yet daily, you are juggling these roles and more! Are you wasting time on tasks within your practice only to realize you are not accomplishing your business goals? Have you forgotten your mission or philosophy?

Identify areas of weakness, and learn how to make lasting changes to ensure long-term practice success. This practical course gives you the tools to help implement the right practice systems that accomplish the practice goals, while providing you the free time and energy towards what you enjoy.

You will learn to identify barriers that inhibit growth in practice development, consider key elements to optimal team flow, and commit to the business of dentistry.

Session 4: Play the game...Expedite and Maximize Your Patients' Insurances (2 CE)
Trainer: Jill Shue, Custom Dental Solutions
Training: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

***You have worked hard submitting all the details the insurance company will need to pay your claim quickly and yet you still get the denial after 45 days. Are insurance claims haunting your accounts receivables? The daunting task of hunting down insurance payments doesn't have to be a difficult task. You will learn the differences between a rejection and a denial and learn strategies to win at the insurance game, and get your claim paid to the maximum the first time!

REGISTER TODAY at: dentalexpressstaffing.com/forms/OSHA_CPR_Practice%20Management_Insurance%202017.pdf
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