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. 

The Physiologic Approach to Treating OSA-Level 2

on November 6-8, 2020

Live Interactive Online Course

Featuring Dr. Bill Dickerson, Dr. Heidi Dickerson, Dr. Anne-Maree Cole and Dr. John Pawlowicz

CE Credit: 22.5

Price: Doctor -$3,695 and Team-$795 Online Pricing for team $395

You have been presented the information about OSA and its relationship to TMD in Level 1. This course allows you to find out how many undiagnosed OSA patients are left that way by even a very experienced Sleep Dentist, because they don’t know what to look for. This course presents information on how to treat UARS and how not to miss its diagnosis. After completing this course, you should become more knowledgeable about understanding and interpreting PSG’s and home screening studies.  You will also   be presented information regarding how to better communicate with Sleep MD’s and other professionals.  You will discover the physiology of respiration and why that’s important to understand. This course will take you beyond the basic sleep dentist capability and transform you into an OSA expert. 

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

  • Discuss of TMD/OSA and clinical screening with NM S+S
  • Discuss the physiology of respiration
  • Discuss CBCT analysis in screening and treating OSA/TMD
  • Take a NM OSA bite
  • Utilize Portable Monitoring / Polysomnography
  • Interpret sleep study reports
  • Communicate effectively with sleep professionals

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Controlled arch Orthodontics

November 14-16, 2020

Prerequisites: Full Face Orthodontics “F20” Physiologic Orthodontics and Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD) and Myofunctional Therapy

Featuring Dr. Timothy Gross and Dr. S. David Buck

CE Credit: 19

Price: Doctor -$3,695 and Team $795 


This orthodontic course addresses the transition from growth appliances to ControlledArch orthodontics to complete a case after appropriate facial orthopedics has been completed. Prerequisites for this course are Full Face Orthodontics “F20” Physiologic Orthodontics and Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders and Myofunctional Therapy (OMD). Topics included are: ControlledArch philosophy and comparisons to conventional orthodontic mechanics, ControlledArch brackets placement, wires and mechanics, growth appliance review and troubleshooting, and tongue habit appliances. Hands-on exercises include ControlledArch mechanics, FRLA appliances, molar pads placement and management. There will be a treatment sequence overview from the records appointment through case finishing. Doctors and team are encouraged to attend this course together and it is suggested to bring cases from their own practices for group participation of diagnosis and treatment planning.

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

  • Transition from Growth Appliances to Controlled Arch and finishing mechanics to finish cases orthodontically.
  • Utilize auxiliary appliances to control tongue habits and manage excessive crowding in the mixed dentition
  • Utilize fixed Physiologic Orthotics for the management of Orthodontic TMD patients

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Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD) and myofunctional Therapy

November 18-19, 2020

Prerequisites: None 

Featuring: Dr. Heidi Dickerson and Jill Talor

CE Credit: 15

Price: Doctor -$1,995 and 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

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Laser Treatment in the TMD Practice

November 20, 2020

Prerequisites: None 

Featuring: Dr. Heidi Dickerson 

CE Credit: 7.5

Price: Doctor -$1250 and 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? 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! 

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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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     on Demand Webinars 


    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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    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

    Time: 10 AM Pacific Time (PT)

    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 maxillary growth and orthodontics and what it can do for your patients’ health. Experience the amazing impact of growth 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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