Dr. Gregory L. Psaltis will present "So Little Room, So Much to See: The Complete Pediatric Examination" and "What Do Patients Really Want" for the 27th Annual Charles A. Sweet, Sr. Memorial Lecture.
Every pediatric dental examination, even a return visit, seems like a new patient exam simply because of the dynamics of growth and development. There is much to see in the mouths of children other than caries and loose teeth. This portion of the program covers all aspects of the pediatric dental examination, including: recognition of anomalies, growth and development, symmetry and balance of the dentition and other components that make examinations of children far from routine. Both clinical and radiographic photographs illustrate the areas of discussion.
This three-hour presentation deals with the findings of a dental survey in which more than 20,000 patients answered the questions, "What do you like about dental practices?" and "How would you make a dental practice better?" The top 10 responses will be presented and the ensuing conversation covers strategies for implementing these ideas into your practice. This program invites audience participation.
This program is open to pediatric dentists as well as general practitioners, dental hygienists and dental assistants involved in the treatment of pediatric patients.
Tuition: $345 Dentists; $265 Allied Dental Professionals (includes continental breakfast and lunch)
Program: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Check-in: 8:30 am
Credits: This activity is designated for 7 units of continuing education credits.
Greg Psaltis, DDS, has been a pediatric dentist for 37 years which includes 31 years in private practice in Olympia, Washington. He lectures frequently on pediatric dentistry topics, as well as communication skills and practice management. He always emphasizes quality of life issues and his unique speaking style reflects years of experience and keen observations, thus making his programs both informative and entertaining.
Dr. Charles A. Sweet, Sr., a 1919 graduate of the University of California, San Francisco, was a faculty member at the College of Physicians and Surgeons (now the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry) for more than 25 years. Known as the "Father of Pedodontics," he developed techniques that are currently used in pediatric dental offices and clinics throughout the nation. A vibrant and energetic leader, "Pop" provided a model of professional behavior, and through these efforts, influenced many young people in their choice of a career.