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. For more information or to register email concierge@lviglobal.com or call 888.584.3237. 

 

Tethered Oral Tissue (TOT): Diagnosis and treatment in infants and adults with soft tissue lasers  (Online and On Campus)

October 19, 2022 (on campus)

Featuring: Dr. Gregory Lane

CE Credit: 7.5

Doctor: $1395

Team: $795

Tethered oral tissue (TOT) can significantly alter the growth and development of children and impact on the quality of life in adults. This course will teach the importance and fundamentals of diagnosing and treating lip and tongue ties with soft tissue lasers. At the conclusion of this course attendees should feel more confident in their ability to recognize and use soft tissue lasers to manage this unappreciated and underdiagnosed anomaly.

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

  • Discuss significance of tethered oral tissues {TOT)s in infants and adults
  • Examine, identify, and classify lip and tongue ties
  • Discuss basic Laser Physics and the importance of wavelength in the use of soft tissue lasers
  • Explain how the body heals after the release of {TOT)s from different modalities 
  • Incorporate releasing TOTs into your dental practice

Click HERE to Register Online Now

 

Laser Treatment in the TMD Practice (Online Recording)

October 28, 2022

Featuring: Dr. Heidi Dickerson

CE Credit: 7.5

Doctor: $1250

Team: $595

The MLS Laser…what does it do and how can you integrate it into your practice? Do you have an MLS laser? Are you thinking about getting one? Register for this online course and come and see how LLLT can benefit your patient’s health and how you can use it to its fullest potential. 

Dr. Heidi Dickerson will go over:

  • Trigger points
  • Muscle deprogramming/relaxation
  • Orofacial pain treatments
  • Orthodontics
  • TMD treatment
  • Full body health
  • Bell’s Palsy treatment
  • Proper settings and treatment times
  • Scheduling/billing
  • Tons of Hands-on
  • ….and much, much more! 

Click HERE to Register Online Now

 

The physiologic approach to treating OSA

November 2-4, 2022

Featuring: Dr. John Pawlowicz, Dr. William G. Dickerson, Dr. Heidi Dickerson

CE Credit: 22.5

Doctor: $3695

Team: $795

Hundreds of millions of people of all ages around the world suffer from snoring and deadly obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) has been linked to health issues such as:  Cardiovascular Disease, Cerebrovascular Accident, Endocrine Disorders, Hormonal Imbalance and Obesity to name a few.  Our medical colleagues are asking for our help in both screening and providing well designed Oral Appliance Therapy.  OSA is the most common sleep-related breathing disorders.  This type of apnea occurs due to distortions within the oral pharynx primarily when the throat muscles intermittently relax and block the airway during sleep. As dentists, we have the perfect setting to identify, help manage, and potentially protect the lives of OSA sufferers.

Are you prepared to start SAVING LIVES?

This program presents an excellent introduction to evidence-based Dental Sleep Medicine and is designed to prepare dentists and their teams to confidently identify, refer, and help co-manage patients with snoring and the potentially deadly effects of obstructive sleep apnea. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the relationships between sleep breathing disorders, physiologic dentistry and general health. They can discover how to get started, immediately expanding their diagnostic acumen and scope of practice.  Presentation and discussion will also pertain to patients that suffer with UARS (Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome).

The goal of this course is for all participating dentists to become the Dental Sleep Physicians that medical sleep specialists want and need to recognize and refer patients. After completing this course, one will have an increased ability of discussing OSA with the patient along with what to do about OSA.  Additionally, training will be given on how to read and interpret PSG’s as well as sleep studies. The possibility of knowing what to do about OSA when you return to your office on Monday morning should encourage you to experience this course!

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

  • Take a Physiologic Sleep Bite
  • Discuss sleep and breathing physiology; normal and pathologic
  • Discuss the anatomy and physiology of airway and its relationship to OSA and TMD
  • Discuss CBCT analysis in screening and treating OSA/TMD
  • Integrate OSA signs and symptoms into routine dental diagnostics
  • Identify and differentiate OSA sufferers versus snorers with extreme accuracy
  • Discuss why The Physiologic Approach is important
  • Perform OSA Consultation examination/palpation
  • Select what is needed in snoring and OSA appliances
  • Interpret sleep studies
  • Discuss how myofunctional therapy can help the OSA patient
  • Utilize Portable Monitors/Home Sleep Equipment
  • Utilize Combination Therapy – Jointly treating both TMD and OSA at the same time
  • Utilize skills to make OSA more practical, efficient and profitable
  • Communicate effectively with sleep professionals

Click HERE to Register Online Now

 

Practical Advanced TMD

November 6-9, 2022

Featuring: Dr. William G. Dickerson & Dr. Heidi Dickerson

CE Credit: 26.5

Doctor: $3695

Team: $995

 

This course is designed to teach the components of the real world TMD evaluation, head and neck pathology, importance of posture and TMJ and cervical decompression. We will discuss comprehensive evaluation, head and neck radiographic evaluation and how to decompress the TMJ and recapture the disc, even if in a closed lock. We will also discuss how to help your patients eliminate poor posture and FHP in order to make your orthotic functional. You will also have the opportunity to help solve advanced problem cases. We will also be reviewing and discussing difficult cases that the Dr. Dickerson’s have helped make successful with their mentoring.

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

  • Develop a successful TMD practice
  • Joint Decompression and recapturing discs
  • Treatment for acute TMJ pain

Click HERE to Register Online Now

 

head and neck anatomy and evaluation (CBCT)  

November 17-19, 2022

Featuring: Dr. William G. Dickerson

CE Credit: 14

Doctor: $2950

Team: $895

Everyone treating TMD patients should be having CBCT’s taken. This course is NOT just for those with a CBCT in their office. This course is designed to teach everyone to read and interpret CBCT’s whether they are done in the office or by a radiology center. It is considered by most to be the best head and neck anatomy course as well as you have to know the anatomy to know what normal is for diagnostic purposes. You will be presented with information to align the images, analyze the results and determine pathology. You will be shown normal anatomy so you can recognize abnormalities. Discover how to determine proper neck curvature, joint decompression and TMD related indicators. In this hands-on course you will work through a patient with a checklist to use on every scan you get or take in your office. 

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

  • Interpret Cone Beams 
  • Recognize normal architecture
  • Recognize anomalies and where and when to refer

Click HERE to Register Online Now

 

Advanced CBCT Analysis

November 19, 2022

Featuring: Dr. William G. Dickerson

CE Credit: 7.5

Doctor: $1475

Team: $450

Prerequisites: Head and Neck Anatomy and Evaluation (CBCT)-Must be taken twice 

There was so much information in the CBCT Interpretation course that it was hard to digest it all.  It’s why so many have taken the course several times. This course is for those people who want to be able to use the CBCT scans to their maximum potential and discern normal from abnormal.  Many would like to be able to diagnose conditions that may negate TMD tx as well as determine causes of TMD and where best to make the orthotic bite.  This one day course will explore advanced Romexis use like superimpose, panoramic mastery, tmj mastery, SCIG Line, 3D mastery and much more.   We will also go over diagnosing ear issues, carotid and cerebral sinus issues, cranial calcifications and their importance in differential diagnosis,  how to find the Eustachian tube, differential diagnosing between carotid calcification / tonsil stones / stylohyoid ligament calcifications / and thyrohyoid calcifications,  differential diagnosing between cavernous carotid vs interclinoid calcifications vs pituitary tumor, Trigeminal branch compression, cranial foramen lesions, hyoid angulation (how alignment is important), determine osteomeatal complex patency, and all advanced measurements.  Included will be all the new information acquired since you took the CBCT Interpretation Course and there is a lot.  For those of you wanting to be physicians of the mouth, this course is a must. 

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

  • Utilize advanced procedures of CBCT evaluation
  • Discuss aberrations in anatomical structures
  • Utilize diagnostic skills in interpreting CBCT scans

Click HERE to Register Online Now

 

orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD) and myofunctional Therapy  

December 1-2, 2022

Featuring: Dr. Heidi Dickerson & Jill Taylor 

CE Credit: 15

Doctor: $1995

Team: $995

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!

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

  • Identify, diagnose and treat the most common OMD’s in your practice
  • Utilize knowledge of how faces develop to create beautiful faces
  • Stop patients from practicing Oral Habits
  • Classify tongue tie and lip ties and identify when and how to surgically remove them
  • Discuss posture as it relates to OSA, TMD and OMD
  • Treat a patient starting Monday morning utilizing hands on myofunctional therapy exercises
  • Review of tongue anatomy and what you need to remember
  • Tongue health: What can your tongue tell you about the state of your health?
  • Identify warning signs from birth to puberty and learn how to direct the growth of your children
  • Discuss how OSA and TMD relate to OMD
  • Discuss what screening tools to use the very next day back in your practice

Click HERE to Register Online Now

practical hygiene applications & technologies 

December 15-16, 2022

Featuring: Jill Taylor, RDH, BS, ND

CE Credit: 15

Doctor: $1150

Team: $495

 

This online 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

Click HERE to Register Online Now

 on Demand Webinars 

 

Ortho for beginners webinar: why orthodontics has untapped growth potential in your practice, even during an economic downturn

On Demand

Featuring: Dr. Timothy Gross

CE Credit: NO CE OFFERED FOR THIS WEBINAR

Price: FREE

The reality is, very few people have perfectly straight teeth. But straight teeth are just part of the picture. Dysfunctional occlusions are rampant in society. Combine those that WANT straight teeth and those that NEED functional bite correction and you will find that nearly every practice has a tremendous amount of untapped potential for growth without spending a dime on external marketing. We will discuss why orthodontics is nearly recession-proof. This webinar is for dentists and team that are looking to introduce orthodontics into their own practice. We will discuss the root cause of all malocclusion and how to recognize those patients that you can start treating right away with orthodontics.

Click HERE to Register Online Now

 

CLEANING AND SHAPING OR…SHAPING TO CLEAN!  HOW TO MASTER TECHNOLOGY TO ACHIEVE ROOT CANAL CLEANING AND DISINFECTING EFFICIENCY

Dr. Carlos Spironelli Ramos

Prerequisites: None

Time: On Demand

Pricing: FREE

Proper cleaning and shaping of the canal space are prerequisite for achieving clinical success in Endodontics. The endodontic literature is replete with evidence of the earnest work of many investigators into the challenges of managing root canal infection and periapical disease. However, there is no optimal, standardized, universally accepted protocol for root canal irrigation/disinfection. In this course, Dr. Carlos Ramos will review, discuss, and identify requirements for clinically successful root canal irrigation/disinfection as well as ways to avoid the potentially adverse effects of some “contemporary” techniques. Join Dr. Ramos to discover how incorporating concepts proved by endodontics’ research and available for general practitioners that allow clinicians to successfully treat the vast majority of cases with predictable results.

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

  • Identify the role of irrigation in the root canal treatment outcomes
  • Compare results regarding manual and ultrasonic-based irrigation methods
  • Identify the different approaches of ultrasonic activation/irrigation
  • Determine a streamlined protocol for irrigation.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

     

    ANTERIOR TOOTH RECONTOURING TO IMPROVE ESTHETIC OUTCOMES

    Lunch & Learn 1 hr Webinar with Dr. Michael Bufo

    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

    Click HERE to Register Online Now

     

    Infant Oral Tethers Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols

    Lunch & Learn 1 hr Webinar with Dr. Douglas Hanson

    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

    Click HERE to Register Online Now

     

    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

    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

    Click HERE to Register Online Now

     

     

    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

    Click HERE to Register Online Now

    The Power of physiologic based dentistry

    Featuring Dr. Bill Dickerson, Founder and CEO of LVI Globa

    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

    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

    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
                                        

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Click HERE to Register Online Now

     

    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.

    See Full course information

    Click HERE to Register Online Now

     

     

     



    X