Course Catalog

The LVI Course Catalog encompasses over 35 courses across a number of dental disciplines.  To register for a course, find the program below and follow the link to the individual course page or call an LVI Concierge at 1-888-584-3237

Core Continuum

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LVI has developed a Core Curriculum consisting of seven courses that serve as the roadmap for success on the path to becoming a Full Mouth Doctor. This Core Curriculum consists of:

Practical Advanced TMD Practice Continuum

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The Practical Advanced TMD Curriculum is designed to take a serious Physiologic dentist to a level, where he or she can master the patient diagnosis and treatment planning. Topics include: Scan Interpretation, TMD, Anatomy, Physiology, Radiology, Pharmacology, Sleep Breathing Disorders, Risk Management, plus much, much more. This level is designed to be a systematic and synergistic educational delivery of the practical, patient oriented material for maximum absorption that will allow the attendee to become more expertly informed in the field of Physiologic dentistry. This set of courses will allow the participant to trouble shoot the myriad of difficult cases that need differential diagnoses involving the above disciplines.

Sleep Continuum

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Hundreds of millions of people of all ages around the world suffer from deadly obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) has been linked to Cardiovascular Disease, Cerebrovascular Insult, Endocrine Disorders and Obesity. Our medical colleagues are asking for our help, NOW! OSA is considered a disease of craniofacial anatomy so the ONUS is on dentists to identify and help manage OSA sufferers.

Are you prepared to start SAVING LIVES?

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD) and Myofunctional Therapy

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When the tongue is not acting properly during speech, swallow, or at rest…it can cause all sorts of problems from newborns to adults. From issues with OSA, TMD, pain, restorative/ortho relapses, speech, sucking, posture, and swallowing…to name a few, the tongue plays a huge role. The muscles of the face, mouth, and throat must be in balance to work together in harmony.

This course is designed to enhance your Physiologic Based Practice by uncovering the secrets of the most powerful muscle we work with…THE TONGUE!

Orthodontics

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This is an introductory course for dentists and their teams who have performed minimal to no orthodontic treatment in their office. Through both didactic and hands-on instruction, this course is designed to teach participants how to introduce and implement comprehensive physiologic orthodontic treatment into their practice.

Hygiene

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This course is designed to optimize your LVI journey by identifying missing links in your practice and enhancing the return on your LVI educational investment by boosting your practice’s hygiene efficiency.

The “mouth body” connection can take your practice to the next level, by presenting opportunities to streamline your hygiene department while integrating the ultimate in comprehensive patient care.

Team Courses

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In order to take this back to the practice, there still remains one more hurdle. The productive practice is only created with optimizing the team and their performance and that is based on systems.

The clinical skills taught at LVI are delivered and practiced in both didactic and hands-on format, but in order to use them and make them routine in the practice it requires the team to not just understand, but to embrace the new protocols. Every dentist has returned charged up from a dental continuing education program and ready to make changes in the practice only to be met with lack-luster enthusiasm from the team. The issue is that it is impossible to deliver a few hours to a few days worth of material in a pow wow meeting the next morning back in the practice. In fact, as often as not, the team will roll their eyes and groan about the new protocol as soon as the dentist walks away! The key to changing the practice for the better and for good is to make sure the team is driving the charge!

The programs at LVI include a broad base of topics among the more than 40 different programs, but the one that creates the most success in the practices are always the Team programs. The LVI education is complete in that it offers sufficient quantity and quality to make change happen supported by the systems and communication skills to make it the new reality. The LVI education is a powerful experience and can catapult a practice to unheard of heights!

In-Office Consultants

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It has often been said that the success of the practice is partly built on clinical skills, but mainly based on relationships. These are built through a series contact points with the patient and if those are poorly managed the patient has a poor experience as a result.  On the other hand, if they are well managed, the patient becomes a raving fan!

There is no limit to the success of a practice other than those created from within and fortunately these can be redesigned! The consultant team at LVI can start with a practice evaluation to highlight holes in the practice plan to accomplish your vision.  Systems are taught that literally create a framework for success for the business of the practice…  Hygiene can be molded into a profit center…  HR issues can virtually be eliminated… office protocols can be tailored for your personal vision… and advanced concepts like Physiologic occlusion and computer technology can easily be incorporated into the practice.

The fastest route to success is along a path that the LVI consulting team has helped practices all over the world walk.  Take advantage of them to make your practice accomplish more than you dare to dream!

ALL-ON-4™ & MORE: FIXED AND REMOVABLE FULL ARCH RESTORATIONS FOR PATIENTS WITH AILING & FAILING TEETH

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Dentistry’s Fastest Growing, Most Profitable Market Segment! 

This course is designed to help dentists create the unique facelift effect of our popular New You Dentures™ procedure and couple it with the All-ON 4™ procedure for patients with ailing & failing teeth. Locator retained dentures will also be covered. 

Attendees will participate in workshops will participate in workshops to help perfect denture skills and create predictable outcomes. 

Orofacial Pain: Diagnosis and Management

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Many painful conditions exist comorbidly with TMDs. Among these are trigger points and migraine mimics. TMDs are a subset of the larger field of orofacial pain. Many orofacial pains are confusing to diagnose and effectively treat.

Orofacial pains often have a site they refer pain to that are far from the source of the pain. Diagnostic anesthetic injections are an indispensable tool for differentiating the source of pain from the site of pain. Injections of local anesthetic and other medications are often the first line of treatment for these confusing pain conditions. Other neuropathic pains require neurosensory stents and medications to treat.

This course is designed to teach the most common non-TMD pain syndromes; how to diagnose and treat them to speed the recovery of your patients.

Practice Management

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ARE YOU READY TO RUN YOUR PRACTICE LIKE A BUSINESS? 

Leadership drives everything! Most dentists do not understand or use great leadership in their dental practice. The dentist must develop a vision and a culture for the practice if it is to be successful. This course will help guide the participants (Doctors and team) to develop the vision for their practice. Developing the vision is only the 1st step. What makes your dental practice distinctive? Why would a patient choose your practice over the one down the street? The participants will be introduced to the concepts of team empowerment, budgets, marketing and the effective use of consults.

 

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