Online Courses

LVI Online educational options

This is a great time to take advantage of bringing your office and team up to speed through our LVI online courses. We are now offering a number of our courses as live webinars that you can take from your home or office. 

Practical Hygiene Applications & Technologies (PHAT) 

January 21-22, 2021 & November 3-4, 2021

Featuring: Jill Taylor

CE Credit: 15

Price: Doctor/Hygienist: $1,150

Team: $495

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 comprehensive patient care.  In this course, we will review current evidence between oral and systemic health and provide talking points for communicating this information to your patients for greater treatment acceptance.  Advanced technology such as molecular pathogen and genetic testing, benefits of air polishing, laser use, occlusal implications, and oral home care silver bullets will be covered in this information-packed course. The application is designed to not only affect the overall health of your patients but also increase the health of your practice.

The objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

  • Discuss the latest technologies and proven scientific findings to treat periodontal disease
  • Discuss the connection between periodontal health and its systemic implications
  • Demonstrate and bring consistency to risk assessment, oral cancer screening, restorative screening, occlusal screening, sleep apnea screening and periodontal screening
  • Deliver a treatment plan and comprehensive case presentation based on the six screenings
  • Create better understanding of the patient’s wants and needs using verbal skills
  • Discuss insurance coding and the ideal day schedule

 

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    Team Fundamentals Webinar 

    January 29, 2021 & July 23, 2021

    Featuring: Joe Dewees

    CE Credit: 7

    Price: Doctor: $649

    Team: $349

    This one-day course is for all team members in your practice, whether you are new to an established LVI practice, your Doctor is just starting their LVI journey, or if you are a regular at LVI and would like to get a review on Physiologic Based Dentistry. Our goal is to give you all the fundamental information to make sure the whole team has a better understanding of Physiologic Based Dentistry and how we are truly helping improve the lives of our patients.

    The objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

    • Handle the New Patient Phone Call
    • Effectively communicate with patients by identifying their personality traits
    • Discuss what TMD is and how we treat it
    • Recognize Signs and Symptoms of TMD
    • Identify and implement your role as a team member in treating TMD patients
    • Discuss the relationship of Airway and TMD
    • Recognize how the face structure changes due to improper airway through growth and development
    • Take Hamular Notch Impression and Importance of HIP
    • Measure the patients Shimbashi and figure out Golden Vertical
    • Properly place the MicroTENS for TENSing
    • Discuss EMG’s and how to properly take an M-Scan
    • Discuss mounting models of a TAG bite on a Stratos

     

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      Optimizing Anterior Development and Minimizing loss of development during cab Webinar 

      February 5, 2021

      Featuring: Dr. Anne-Maree Cole

      CE Credit: 8

      Prerequisites: Full Face Ortho and Controlled Arch Ortho 

      Price: Doctor: $995

      Team: $395

      Diagnostics is key to successful outcomes. So much more needs to be considered than any one aspect but all those aspects together will lead you to make correct decisions for each of your patients.

      The objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

      • Discuss difference between growth and remodeling
      • Determine and analyze the new measurement presented
      • Incorporate this new measure in light of other important diagnostic features of your patient
      • Successfully implement anterior development
      • Successfully develop arch in the maxilla

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        Treating Ailing & Failing Teeth (available online or on campus)

        March 24-26, 2021

        Featuring: Dr. Michael Reece

        CE Credit: 22

        Prerequisites: None

        Price: Doctor: $3,695

        Team: $795

        This course is designed to help dentists create the unique facelift effect of our popular New You Dentures procedure that can be used on all types of restorations for “Ailing & Failing Teeth” including fixed hybrids. The use of implants to retain and support these prostheses will be covered extensively. The ever-changing world of digital dentures, digital impressions, and virtual case planning will be explored.

        The objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

        • Choose options for implant retained and implant supported prosthetics that involve implants
        • Treatment plan & sequence comprehensive cases involving Ailing & Failing Teeth
        • Utilize digital protocol to make impressions, designing cases virtually and fabricate prostheses
        • Utilize surgical & prosthetic techniques for fixed hybrid prosthesis, including immediate extraction, immediate implant placement and immediate loading
        • Utilize step-by-step method of building physiologic prostheses in 3-4 appointments
        • Instruct auxiliaries to perform delegatable tasks

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          Practical advanced TMD Level 1 (Available Online or On Campus)

          April 18-20, 2021

          Featuring: Dr. Bill Dickerson, Dr. Heidi Dickerson, Dr. Anne-Maree Cole, Dr. John Pawlowicz & Dr. Chong Lee

          CE Credit: 23.5

          Price: Doctor/Hygienist: $3,995

          Team: $895

          You’ve completed the Core Programs. You should now be able to diagnose and treat TMD cases. But there is so much more. How much of the basics have you forgotten? Are you jumping to conclusions with difficult cases, looking for the rare reason rather than understanding the fundamentals of TMD treatment first? This course will fine tune your fundamental mandibular positioning skills, using the muscles to determine the direction that the bite should be moved and if there needs to be more de-torqueing of the mandible using the GTO Bite℠ technique in a hands on workshop.

          This course is designed to teach the components of the real world TMD evaluation. You will participate in a hands on workshop in which we will also discuss TMD records, comprehensive evaluation, head and neck radiographic evaluation and the OSA/TMD relationship. You will also have the opportunity to help solve advanced problem cases with a live patient demo. We will also be reviewing and discussing difficult cases brought by the participants.

          The objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

          • Develop a successful TMD practice.
          • Navigate a CBCT
          • Treatment for acute TMJ pain

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          Practical advanced TMD Level 2 (Available Online or On Campus)

          April 21-23, 2021

          Featuring: Dr. Bill Dickerson, Dr. Heidi Dickerson, Dr. Anne-Maree Cole, Dr. John Pawlowicz & Bill Wade

          CE Credit: 23.5

          Price: Doctor/Hygienist: $3,995

          Team: $895

          The Practical Advanced TMD Practice Continuum is designed to take the 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.   It 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 experts 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.

          Pat II will build on the information in Level 1 and further explore aspects that provide the practitioner to come up with a differential diagnosis when treating complicated cases. All disciplines mentioned in the Post Core Continuum summary synopsis Case Therapies will be discussed and an opportunity will be presented for the participants to have their cases evaluated and discussed in detail.

          The objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

          • Discuss a gnathologist’s interpretation of computer generated data.
          • Utilize the EMG to identify ascending versus descending pain reference patterns.
          • Correlate objective data to patient history and physical findings
          • Discuss practical and relevant aspects of case stabilization including co-therapy.
          • Utilize advanced EMG/ESG data collection and interpretation protocols.
          • Utilize Scans 2, 13 and 15 to help diagnose the TMD condition.
          • Discuss the growth and development of the crania-facial structures.
          • Discuss the functional classifications of craniomandibular disorders.
          • Identify upper airway obstruction in the development of malocclusion, micrognathia and reconstruction failures.
          • Describe etiology and correction of tongue thrust and TMD Malocclusion
          • Understand the importance of testing cranial nerve and the use of radiographic analysis.
          • Identify postural effects and their interrelationship with occlusion.
          • Discuss the neurological and neurotransmitter control of mastication and posture.
          • Discuss the functional anatomy of the autonomic nervous system.
          • Identify options for treatment of pain such as acupuncture meridian and auricular acupuncture.
          • Discuss the importance of Sleep Breathing Disorders and its impact on the Physiologic balance.
          • Perform diagnostic injections into trigger points to help with diagnosis.

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           on Demand Webinars 

          ANTERIOR TOOTH RECONTOURING TO IMPROVE ESTHETIC OUTCOMES ON AUGUST 21, 2020

          Lunch & Learn 1 hr Webinar with Dr. Michael Bufo
          CE Credit: 1 (1 hour)

          Date and Time: On Demand 

          Pricing: $99

          The lecture will review some basic tenets of smile design that can be influenced by recontouring and will review recontouring techniques that can be used to improve esthetic outcomes for both porcelain restorations and for natural teeth.

          The objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

          • Discuss basic tenets of smile design
          • Discuss the armamentarium and techniques available for recontouring anterior restorations and natural teeth to improve esthetic outcomes
          • Discuss how to use optical illusions that make teeth appear narrower, wider or change their inclinations through recontouring

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          Infant Oral Tethers Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols

          Lunch & Learn 1 hr Webinar with Dr. Douglas Hanson
          CE Credit: 1 (1 hour)

          Date and Time: On Demand

          Pricing: $99

          The rationale in a physiologic practice to consider implementing these diagnostic and therapeutic paradigms along with the specific protocols necessary to allow basic implementation. A brief and relevant summary of Lasers and basic physics as it applies to the correction of these oral tethers.

          The objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

          • Recognize the signs and symptoms of infant oral tethers
          • Implement diagnostic and treatment protocols relevant to infant oral tethers
          • Discuss relevant laser physics and adjust parameters to suit the desired outcome

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          GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR INTRAORAL SCANNER: FULL MOUTH LVI PROTOCOLS IN A DIGITAL WORLD 

          Lunch & Learn 1 hr Webinar with Dr. Ryan Jouett
          CE Credit: 1 (1 hour)

          Prerequisites: This course is best taken by those offices that already have an intraoral scanner and have used it for at least three months

          Pricing: $99

          In this course we will cover how to take your intraoral scanning to the next level, past just single unit crowns. We will cover Lab communication in a Digital Environment, Digital Dentures, and Digital Protocols for Tag Bites, Bite Transfers, Full Mouth Bite Management and Implants. We will also address the issues labs constantly see with digitally scanned cases and how to avoid them.

          The objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

          • Discuss how your intraoral scanner works
          • Communicate effectively to your Lab in a Digital Environment
          • Perform a “Scanned Cocoon” of complete dentures
          • Scan Fixed Hybrids and bites
          • Scan and Digitally transfer TAG Bites
          • Scan and Digitally transfer Orthotic Bites
          • Manage Full Mouth Prep cases Digitally
          • Discuss scanning of implants with scan analogs
          • Prevent the most common issues before they get to the lab

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          The Importance of Physiologic Based Dentistry

          LVI Global Six Part Webinar Series-$99 for entire series or $49 per episode

           

          Don’t miss this webinar series on the Importance of Physiologic Based Dentistry. Physiologic Based science is a broad and all encompassing approach to finding the stable physiologic neutral zone. Historically occlusal theories focused on the hard tissue structures in the system but lacked comprehensive perspective to be able to create predictable outcomes. With the inclusion of the soft tissue analysis along with the hard tissue science, we can arrive at an objective and complete analysis of the entire system including musculature and bone and teeth to create a stable result from multiple perspectives, including posture of the head, neck, body, and jaws. In addition, the muscular balance will create better occlusal stability and long term restorative or orthodontic/orthopedic stability as well as enhanced esthetics for the patient. The continuing education offered at LVI is designed to improve the lives of patients and enhance professional satisfaction. 

          Total available AGD/ADA CE Credit for attending all six sessions: 6 Credits

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          The Power of physiologic based dentistry

          Featuring Dr. Bill Dickerson, Founder and CEO of LVI Global
          CE Credit: 1

          What is Physiologic Based Dentistry and why is it important for your practice and your patients? This lecture is designed to teach attendees the importance of recognizing the compromised patients and what dentistry can do for them.

           

          Orthotic Therapy in Physiologic based dentistry

          Featuring Dr. Chong Lee, Faculty of LVI Global
          CE Credit: 1

          Test driving the physiologic bite with the properly created orthotic and how it can enhance your practice. This lecture is designed to teach attendees the power of a physiologic orthotic and symptoms that can be addressed that most of you are unaware of.

           

           

          Omd connection to tmd

          Featuring Dr. Heidi Dickerson, President of North American/Australian Operations of LVI Global
          CE Credit: 1

          Understanding of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders with the physiologic approach can help us as clinicians to redirect the growth and development in a patient. This lecture is designed to teach how from birth to adulthood that we can influence the patient’s pathway to optimum health and how we can reduce the incidence of OSA and TMD.

           

           

          Physiologic Ortho TX

          Featuring Dr. Timothy Gross, Faculty of LVI Global
                                                    CE Credit: 1

          Open your eyes to the Physiologic principles of development and orthodontics and what it can do for your patients’ health. Experience the amazing impact of development guidance and Physiologic Orthodontics and how easy it is for general practitioners.

           

          The OSA Connection to TMD and why the physiologic approach

          Featuring Dr. Anne-Maree Cole, Faculty of LVI Global
          CE Credit: 1

          If they are not breathing right, they are not growing right and if they are not sleeping right, everything sucks. Discover the link between your TMD patients and sleep and why the Physiologic approach is essential to living a longer and healthier life.

           

           

          Implants and dentures in Physiologic Based Dentistry

          Featuring Dr. Michael Reece, Faculty of LVI Global
          CE Credit: 1

          The importance of incorporating physiologic principles when doing implants and dentures. Discover the principles behind Physiologic Based Implants and Dentures.

           

           

           

          Post Covid-19 Guide for returning to work

          Featuring Joe Dewees, CDA, Director of Team Programs
          Available On Demand

          CE Credit: 2 Total including 1 Hour of Infection Control and 1 Hour of Practice Management and Human Relations 

          Price: $149.99 per attendee

          This course is a guide for Doctors and their team with up to date information regarding reopening the practice during the current pandemic. We will review, update and enhance all of your existing office protocols on infection control, and give you the tools to communicate to your patients how we are going above and beyond to keep them safe! We will include ADA/CDC guidelines and PPE checklists and sources for where to get it all.

          The objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

          • Discuss what COVID-19 is and the risks in your dental practice
          • Review and discuss Universal Precautions/Standard Precautions and what has changed
          • Discuss current PPE and what can be done to add extra protection
          • Discuss Masks – Types and how they protect you
          • More efficiently communicate with patients regarding safety practices
          • Check patients in and out keeping health and safety the number one priority
          • Schedule patients and Operatory placement for most effective infection control
          • Utilize product spread sheet given during course to quickly order necessary supplies

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          Mastering the BioPAK Training Series 

          Available anytime — (take Online from your home or practice)

          Price: $995

          Prerequisites: None but made for BioPAK owners so having access to BIoPAK software to follow along is helpful. 

          Featuring Dr. Bill Dickerson

          This educational series will provide you with all the information you will need to effectively use your BioPak.

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