Why You Should Attend the Oral Surgery Track Offered at the Global Oral Health Summit

Calling all OMS professionals: The Global Oral Health Summit is featuring a specialty track curated specifically for oral and maxillofacial surgeons and their staff. We sat down with Carestream Dental’s director of oral and maxillofacial surgery, Gary Salman, for a sneak peek at these not-to-be missed courses.

Why is the Summit offering an OMS track?

In the past, Carestream Dental hosted three separate users meetings geared towards different specialties. Users of our CS WinOMS practice management software typically met in Atlanta, Ga., in January to learn tips and tricks about their software. Over the past few years, there have been changes to the format of Carestream Dental’s users meetings—for example, opening it up to all OMS professionals.

In 2016, we are combining all three conferences into one mega event that brings specialists and GPs together under one roof. It’s an amazing networking opportunity. However, as one of the most sophisticated specialties, we certainly recognize that surgeons and their staff face unique challenges unlike other practices. Therefore, we felt it was important to provide a special track geared towards oral surgery to address the finer points of the specialty. It’s all about providing the most value to attendees.

Which courses are you most looking forward to at the Summit?

In keeping in the spirit of our past users conferences, software training will play a big role at the Summit. Carestream Dental CS WinOMS experts will walk users through the intricacies of the software and provide tips and tricks for running a more efficient practice. There are too many lectures and hands-on classes to name, but below are just a few of my recommendations:

    • “The Odds Are in Your Favor! Admin 101:” This interactive course is perfect for new team members looking to gain a better understanding of basic administrative features of CS WinOMS, such as adding new patients and scheduling appointments and recalls.

    • “Casino Advantage by Increasing Cash Flow through Insurance and Billing:” Administrative staff can learn how to assess the processes used in their practices to increase cash flow with CS WinOMS.

    • “Keep Your Eye on Your Practice through Security Settings:” Protect your business. Doctors and practice owners learn the various security settings in CS WinOMS to better manage their practices.

    • “Go all in with Electronic Consents:” Create your own administrative and surgical consent forms and integrate the process into your practice.

Are there any OMS courses for non-software users or doctors?

Of course! Carestream Dental has an impressive lineup of renowned doctors and industry consultants who will be speaking on a range of topics, from how the latest technology can affect clinical outcomes to how to detect fraud in your practice. Again, there are dozens of courses as part of the OMS track (you can see them all here), but here’s a sampling:

Doctor-Led Courses

    • Dr. Craig Misch discusses the use of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in the diagnoses and treatment planning of dental implant cases.

    • Dr. Kanyon Keeney presents practical options for increased clinical excellence and profitability through refinement of procedures, protocols and new technology.

    • Dr. Bart Silverman demonstrates the surgical uses of Carestream Dental's intraoral scanners to take digital impressions and discusses how they can be used to increase referrals.

Consultant-Led Courses

    • Terri Bradley presents a fast-paced session on coding and billing for the OMS office.

    • Sarah Leath shows practice owners how to develop a more streamlined and efficient workflow with electronic medical records.

    • David Harris and Wendy Askins share how the hiring process can be adapted to make sure the right people are hired to join the team.

    • Cindy Rothenberg discusses how an empowered, educated support team—one that is comfortable with technology—greatly enhances the patient’s experience and cognitive understanding of proposed treatment. The use of 3D scanning technology and treatment planning software has proven to drive practice growth by establishing surgical expertise and increasing case acceptance. Utilization of this technology for patient education and interdisciplinary communication can instill confidence and trust amongst the referral base.

Is there anything new and exciting OMS professionals can be on the lookout for while at the Summit?

We’ve been listening to our users and have worked closely with oral surgeons to design an all new electronic medical record (EMR) module for CS WinOMS. The Summit will be one of the first place doctors and staff can experience the reengineered module. The updates are designed to minimize training by making almost everything available within one click. Plus, users will notice a modernized workspace. Be on the lookout for more updates and product news leading up to and during the Summit.

In closing, is there anything you’d like to add?

Just that it’s an interesting time to be practicing oral surgery. Technology is changing so quickly and it’s important to stay up-to-date to be able to provide patients with the best care. The Summit is a great place to get an up close look at the latest technology.

The new Global Oral Health Summit is a premier educational event that brings together oral surgeons, orthodontists, general practitioners and their staff. The event takes place Nov. 10-13, 2016, at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. Many of the courses offered are eligible for Continuing Education (CE) credits; in total, attendees can earn up to 13 credits. In addition to in-depth lectures and hands-on courses, attendees can also hear two keynote speakers; attend social events; network with other OMS professionals and specialists; and explore the Vegas Strip.

To learn more about the Summit and to register, click here.

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