Mark Berkman, DDS, MS

 Mark Berkman, DDS, MS

Mark Berkman, DDS, MS

 
Saturday, April 14, 2012
1. 8 – 11 am
2. 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Recommended for: Entire Dental Team
ODA Courses
3 CE Credits each
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Advances in Orthodontics: Contemporary, Interdisciplinary, and Esthetic 
 
A review of smile design from the macro-, mini-, and micro-esthetic perspective will be provided. Related to these concepts, advances in contemporary treatment will be reviewed, with evidence and a clinical perspective. Basic physiology of tooth movement will be reviewed, and some of the latest developments in fixed appliances will be discussed as they relate to our knowledge of evidence-based mechanotherapy. Guidelines for treatment of a variety of case types will be reviewed, and tips for interdisciplinary patient management will be offered.

At the conclusion of this course, attendees should be able to:

  • Treat patients with a better appreciation of esthetics at many levels
  • Consider the physiology of tooth movement in context when treatment planning
  • Employ new appliances and techniques to facilitate efficient, effective care
  • Better communicate with colleagues regarding interdisciplinary cases

 

2. Communication in the Dental Office: A State-Of-The-Art Discussion for All Team Members

Treating patients well entails far more than developing a Class I occlusal relationship with optimal overjet and overbite. Productive and positive relationships between patients and office team members serve to enhance cooperation, treatment results, and a fantastic patient experience throughout the process. Methods to communicate elegantly and efficiently during various phases of care will be introduced. This presentation will explore technologies, techniques, and office systems to strengthen and enrich relationships with patients and their families.

At the conclusion of this course, attendees should be able to:

  • Better communicate elegantly and effectively with patients during various phases of care
  • Recognize why all orthodontic team members play an important role in a positive patient experience
  • Best utilize office resources to ensure that patients feel cherished beginning day one

 

Dr. Berkman is a former Howard Hughes Medical Institute research scholar, and a graduate of the orthodontic program at the University of Michigan. He is a past-president of the Michigan Association of Orthodontists, maintains a private practice, and is a part-time faculty member at the University of Michigan. Dr. Berkman lectures internationally on a variety of current topics in orthodontics, using an evidence-based approach that is designed to help both doctors and staff deliver excellent care—consistently and predictably.