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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 assistants".  

We have monthly training sessions for our staff to learn new dental techniques and procedures and they frequently attend the following continuing education programs.

We exceed the American Dental Association requirements for continuing education for our staff.

December 2003

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November 2003

Attend a workshop in Fort Collins as a team on office management and techniques to improve patient care and treatment.  We had an office meeting one week late on how to incorporate these suggested improvement into our practice.

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October 2003

Our office manager attended a workshop on Behavior Interviewing through the University of Nebraska Panhandle Station.

Our Patient Care Advocate and Treatment Planer/Assistant Office Manager attended the Dentrix 10 advanced workshop in Denver.  They came back ready to tackle the new dental insurance codes to ensure that we are HIPAA compliant.

Our office manager attended the Surgery Symposium on Obesity at the Gering Convention Center to learn more how overweight and obesity affects total health and well being.

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September 2003

Dr. Peterson and his complete staff attended the West District Dental meeting in Sidney.  It was an excellent all day workshop about offering our patients great care and meaningful dental services.  Dr. Peterson attended an extra day to learn about how to offer accurate and complete lab information to our dental labs so the produces and services you receive are of the highest quality.

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August 2003

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July 2003

Dr. Peterson and his family attended the Christian Dental Society Conference at the Leid Center in Nebraska City.  It was an inspiring conference to confirm what the true purpose of dentistry is all serve God through using His gifts to meet the physical, spiritual, mental and emotional needs of others.  We are actively working toward sending Dr. Peterson on a dental missions trip.

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June 2003

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May 2003

Dr. Peterson attended the UNL workshop at Western Nebraska College on Dental Implants.

We had an all staff meeting about Bio-terrorism and how to identify victims, prevent the spread of these disease, and who to contact.  We have started a Bio-terrorism file for staff education.  We updated our mercury protection policies and have new policies on amalgam removal and disposal.  

All staff meeting covering the following subjects: Developed Mercury Safety Policies; New OSHA considerations for dental offices covered; OSHA Annual Review Test given; New CDT4 reviewed; HIPAA updates given; Hands on Hygiene discussed; Kids Safe Dental ID system-Toothprints volunteer project organized and discussed.

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April 2003

Our marketing staff is taking PowerPoint Software Program class at Western Nebraska Community College.

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March 2003

Our office manager attended the Beginning and Advance Writing Skills courses provided by the University of Nebraska.

Marketing Resources Workshop was attended.  This workshop is provided through the University of Nebraska Learning Center.

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February 2003

     We reviewed benefit dentistry and customer appreciation.  We accomplished a "walk about" in our office.  Ask us about it.  We are in the process of reviewing safety, fire and medical emergencies.

Please see community services for this month, we reached over 1,180 children with direct dental health education and dental health care bags!  

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January 2003

     The staff and Dr. Peterson attended the three day Connections 2003 Dental Conference at Denver, Colorado.  We targeted two 3 hours workshops that we attended as a staff in order to strengthen our commitment to patient care service and to medical and dental medications and health conditions.  We than each choose areas to attend that we thought would continue our career growth to help us meet our individual and team goals.

Travis, Doc and Angelique at the Christian Dental Society Missionary Breakfast


September 14, 2007

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