Pictures are Worth a Thousand Words

In this video, Dr. Mark Kleive shares the value of taking a hands-on photography course for every dental practice.

 

Dr. Mark Kleive will be speaking at FDC2017 and presenting three courses. On Thursday, June 22, his course, “The Fun Way to Proficiency with Digital Photography (Workshop)” will be at 9 a.m., and “A Picture is Worth Two Words: Case Acceptance” will be at 2 p.m. On Friday, June 23, “Successful Hiring, Team Development and Retention” will be at 9:30 a.m. To register, please go to www.floridadentalconvention.com.

Course Codes, CE Verification, CE Reporting … OH MY!

By Brooke Martin, FDC Meeting Coordinator

COURSE CODES

What do all the different codes for the Florida Dental Convention (FDC) mean? For FDC2016, we added a few more course codes to help you better understand the continuing education (CE) category of the courses you are registering for. So, here is how it all breaks down:

C: Clinical lecture, CE approved
W: Hands-on Workshop, CE approved
NC:
Non-clinical, Non-credit course
EX:
Exhibit Hall course, CE approved
EN:
Exhibit Hall course, Non-credit course
PM:
Practice Management, CE approved

All CE-approved courses taken at FDC2016 will be automatically reported to CE Broker for Florida-licensed attendees by July 16, 2016. EN and NC course topics are not eligible for CE credit for license renewal in Florida. However, these courses are offered to provide tools and knowledge to help with your professional success.

Only the courses that fall under Florida statutes of practice management are coded as PM. The statute specifies that approved practice management courses include “principles of ethical practice management, provides substance abuse, effective communication with patients, time management and burnout prevention instruction.” This criteria is set forth in paragraph (C) of subsection 466.0135 F.S.

CE VERIFICATION AND REPORTING

So, now on to the really important stuff — CE verification and reporting. You must follow the steps below at FDC2016 to receive CE credit for your courses:

  • Scan your badge upon entering and exiting the course.
  • Be present in a course a minimum of 50 of the 60 minutes of the course to receive 1 hour of CE credit.

The system will calculate the amount of time you are in the course and award the credit appropriately. Then, all eligible credit for Florida-licensed dentists and hygienists will be automatically reported to CE Broker by July 16, 2016. But remember, EN and NC courses will not be reported. ​

CE CERTIFICATES

Your CE certificate will be automatically emailed to you on June 20, 2016. If you need to obtain your CE certificate onsite, you are able to print your CE certificate any time after the end of the course at the CE stations. The stations are located in the Exhibit Hall and on the classroom level though Saturday at 2 p.m. You also can print your certificate for FREE only at www.floridadentalconvention.com after the convention.


Questions? Contact Brooke Martin at 800.877.9922 or bmartin@floridadental.org.

Why Should New Dentists Attend FDC2016?

The FDC department asked Dr. Robin Nguyen a few questions regarding our annual convention.​

1. As a new dentist, why do you attend the Florida Dental Convention (FDC)?
I attend FDC because of the numerous resources the meeting provides. There’s always a wide array of continuing education (CE) courses to choose from and the Exhibit Hall is a great place to try out the newest dental products available. Aside from the educational component of the meeting, there are a lot of fun social activities to network with colleagues, meet new dentists and reconnect with old friends.

2. What do you see as the biggest takeaway from the convention?
The biggest takeaway from FDC would be the potential new relationships with other dentists and exhibitors — the value in those relationships is priceless.

3. What would you say to other new dentists thinking about attending FDC? Why should they attend?
As a new dentist, transitioning from school to real life can be challenging. What we learned in dental school is the foundation that we build upon as we continue in our profession. The FDC has numerous CE possibilities that will undoubtedly enhance our skill sets. It is a great place to meet with other new dentists that may face similar challenges and to learn from each other.

4. What is your favorite part about attending FDC?
My favorite part about attending FDC is the networking possibilities. It is a great place to reconnect with your dental colleagues and to meet new dentists.

Are you a new dentist or dental student? FDC2016 offers a one-and-a-half day New Dentist Program exclusively for new dentists (graduate of 2006 or later) and dental students. Click here to learn more about the New Dentist Program, “Success is your Future: The New Dentist Guide for Success (C63).”

FDC2016 will be held June 16-18, 2016 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando. FDA members receive FREE pre-registration. Click here to register today!