All of our dental assistants continue to take additional
training so that they can perform more complex functions. They
are referred to as "expanded duty dental
We have monthly
training sessions for our staff to learn new dental techniques and procedures
and they frequently attend the following continuing education programs.
Attended community dental support
meeting for the new hygiene school through the University of Nebraska at
Panhandle Community Services.
Our staff has had a busy month of
training! Rita completed the Dental
Radiology Course from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She
is now certified to take x-rays.
Travis completed the Coronal
Polishing Class at Hastings from Creighton University and he is now
certified to polish teeth. Good job Travis!
Rita just completed the Periodontal
Educational Workshop put on by Prodentec in Denver.
Our staff attending an OSHA Update
meeting in Ogallala. At it's completion we did our bi-annual OSHA
compliance review of our office. We have decided convert to
computer based progress notes to reduce the risk of cross contamination
from the charts. Dr. Peterson and staff were please that we meet
and surpass the OSHA standards which provides protection for our
patients and staff.
Linda attended a workshop on the new
Nebraska Sales Tax and its ramifications as related to the dental field.
Dr. Peterson and Linda attended a
Christian Medical Dental Association meeting to strengthen their
relationship in serving God, each other, our family and patients:
Previewed video tapes on Effective Dental
Office Management provided by Procter and Gamble Company.
Linda and Angelique attended an all day workshop on Effective Office
Management of Accounts Receivable.
Peterson and his staff attended a workshop presented by The University
of Nebraska Medical Center on "Early
Childhood Caries" by Dr. Jessica Meeske and "Segmented
Techniques in Orthodontics" and the
Effects of Functional Stresses on the TMJ"
by Dr. Jeff Nickel.
completed the college class of Accounting II.
completed her radiology course from University of Creighton in Omaha and
she is now certified to take x-rays.
completed our three months of OSHA video tape training and
testing. We have evaluated our office for following OSHA
requirements and as a result have moved to computer charting to reduce
the need to bring the chart in the treatment area during treatments.
All of our
dental assistants are working on completing a 10 hour dental assisting
video tape course. Upon completion they we receive a certificate of
Our staff attended an all day
workshop on Periodontal Disease in Denver. New classification of
our periodontal program will be in affect. Current educational
materials and equipment will also be incorporated to better help our
patients understand the importance of gum tissue health and it's
relationship to overall health.
Our staff received 2 hours of
training on OSHA and MSDS regulations. They took tests over these
materials and evaluated our current levels of infection control used in
All staff members viewed an ADA OSHA
Update video and took tests on OSHA requirements and MSDS updates.
Travis and Sherry were trained in a
hands on training session on taking impressions.
Travis attended a two day radiology course offered by Creighton University in Omaha
and he is certified to take x-rays.
Dr. Peterson attended the
Midwinter Dental Conference in Denver, Colorado.
Emergency Procedures in the Dental
Office education video tape was viewed and discussed. Current
infection control procedures were covered and our office was reevaluated
by staff members on our current compliance with these new regulations.
Linda is taking her second semester
of accounting. Pray for her.
September 14, 2007