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2017 Courses

Classes start in February, read the descriptions and topics below and register your spot today.

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The Modern Rules of HIPAA and Technology

Presented by Jimmy Georgiou

February 21, 2017

This course will provide background on how HIPAA and EHR will help shape the landscape of the Dental Industry as well as understanding the conceptual and practical aspects of designing, implementing, deploying and maintaining a secure environment for ePHI, HIPAA, and Dental Technologies.

Perspectives on the Dental Industry
March 14, 2017

The dental industry is in a state of flux that rivals any other time in dental history. With changes in insurance plan design and the demographic shifts of dentists and the workforce, we must be ready for any and everything!

In this fast-moving presentation, Kevin and Teresa will bring you their insights and help you understand what trends you should pay attention to … and which ones can be ignored. Using real data from the best sources available and exclusive survey results, this course will make you think ‘how can I best position my practice for the future?’

Out of the Box Marketing

Presented by Kim McGuire

April 25, 2017

Dental practices are constantly looking for different ways to obtain new patients. Learn the 5 Parts of Marketing a Dental Practice as well as ways to enhance the patient experience. Communication is key and speaking to your patients in their language is the best way to connect. Learn some key ways to connect on a deeper level to have more patients refer their friends and family and say YES to more treatment!

Leveraging Continuous Quality Improvement Programs to Reduce Your Headaches and Audit-Proof Your Practice

Presented by Duane Tinker

May 23, 2017

Frustrated with insurance companies? The fight for dollars between insurance companies and providers is real. Now, more than ever, insurance companies are auditing dentists who are often liable for monetary recoupments for ‘violations’ they didn’t even know they committed. Dental record audits are a powerful tool insurance companies use that you should be using too. Minimizing errors can increase efficiency, which ultimately saves time and money – to help your practice soar!

Participants will:

  • Understand what ‘they’ are looking for in your dentist’s records.
  • Learn simple, everyday audit processes intended to help you identify and correct errors to avoid being flagged for an audit by an insurance company.
  • Discover how CQI can be a great team building exercise for the whole dental team.
Weed Out the Weeds! Cultivating a Culture by Design vs Culture by Default

Presented by Judy Kay Mausolf

June 20, 2017

From the moment we step across the office threshold we become a part of the culture!

Every office culture is unique based on the culture they designed or allowed to happen by default. What we do and even what we don’t do creates our culture. If we aren’t cultivating a culture by design we will reap a culture by default. In this webinar, you will learn how to weed out the weeds and cultivate a culture where people actually look forward to coming to work!

Taking 'The Essential 7 Metrics' to the 'Exemplary 7!'

Presented by Virginia Moore

July 18, 2017

In this VSC presentation, you will learn not only The Essential 7 numbers of your practice but most importantly, how to motivate and encourage your team to greater success.


  • How to have the numbers be your guide and alert system! No more “bad” surprises at month or year end.
  • What the metrics have to do with keeping a full schedule.
  • The 5 Steps to managing your practice proactively, not reactively.
  • Why most successful dentists use The Essential 7, and how you can too!
ENGAGE! Create a Service Culture and Turn Your Team Into Your Best Advocates

Presented by Donna Cutting

August 15, 2017

Your customer service is only as good as your least engaged employee. So, how do you get your employees to deliver red-carpet customer service? Start by giving it to them.

Learn how to set the stage to enroll your team in your mission and vision for the future. Set clear expectations for service and create a service culture that includes both celebration and accountability.

Walk away from this uplifting presentation with action ideas for engaging and empowering your team to roll out the red carpet for your customers.


• Describe Team Member Communication Strategies that work!
• Employ a technique for continuous improvement
• Learn the 7 “E’s” to building a service culture
• Practice accountability and recognition
• Enroll your team in the excitement of delivering red-carpet customer service.

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Answers to some of the most common VSC questions!

  • Who is the study club meant for?
    The meetings are meant for the office manager that is constantly looking for ways to improve his or her career. The information provided in the meetings can be instantly applied to your practice and are meant to help you implement change.
  • If I sign up for VSC but miss the session what happens?
    If you miss your session, you will be able to view the recording within 2 days of the session.
  • Can I apply for Fellowship in the same year as the VSC? It doesn’t end until after the Fellowship application deadline.
    Yes – when you complete your Fellowship application you should indicate that you are part of the current VSC. Your enrollment status will be checked and if you are a current member of the VSC those credits will count toward your Fellowship requirement. You should still note the CE number that is given during the last session for your records.
  • Can I share the cost of the VSC with another member?
    This is an option but be aware that only the registered member will receive the emailed webinar link to participate and it will only work on one computer at a time. Also, the CE credits will only be available to the registered member.
  • How are the speakers picked? Are they paid?
    The VSC team considers all the feedback from surveys and general AADOM topic requests. Teresa then reaches out to known experts in the field to ask for their participation. Our speakers are NOT compensated by AADOM and so if they have a product or service to discuss, we welcome them to do so. Many of our guests have offered highly discounted services and products to VSC members. Our feedback from members has been positive about this since they are able to obtain help for their practices at a reduced rate.
  • What is your cancellation policy?

    Cancellations made prior to 14 days of the first session will be eligible for a 75% refund. Cancellations within 14 days of the first session are not eligible for a refund. If you have any questions about billing or refunds, please contact Member Services at or 732-842-9977.


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