Glidewell | Online Study Club

Welcome to the
Glidewell Online Study Club

Welcome to the
Glidewell Online Study Club

The Glidewell Online Study Club provides practice assistance with two goals:
  1. To ensure that you have the latest business and financial information for practice success.
  2. To provide clinical instruction to make you a stronger practitioner.

Virtual attendees of our program will receive 1 CEU per course. CEUs are granted only to those who attend live webinars. Please see our schedule below and register for these online webinars.

Upcoming Webinars

Friday, August 14

Simple Steps to Successful Guided Implant Surgery

Time: 9–10 a.m. PDT

CE Credits: 1 Hour

  1. Define the protocol, including steps and techniques, for digitally guided implant placement.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of necessary steps, from CT scan to lab-created digital treatment plan for doctor approval.
  3. Identify anatomy and sources of inaccuracies.

Friday, August 21

Restoring Implants Part 3: Clinical Tips for Successful Case Delivery

Time: 9–10 a.m. PDT

CE Credits: 1 Hour

  1. Discuss seating of both screw-retained and cement-retained restorations.
  2. Review recommended cementation techniques for cement-retained restorations.
  3. Identify and compare various materials used in closing access channels.

Friday, August 28

Techniques for Predictable Suturing and Surgical Flaps Part 3

Time: 9–10 a.m. PDT

CE Credits: 1 Hour

  1. Understand proper flap design for ideal esthetics and healing.
  2. Learn the different types of sutures and surgical needles.
  3. Understand suturing techniques that will deliver predictable healing.
  4. Review clinical tips for extractions and grafting in preparation for dental implants.

Friday, September 11

Crown & Bridge Part IV: Cement vs. Bonding

Time: 9–10 a.m. PDT

CE Credits: 1 Hour

  1. Understand the difference between conventional cementation and resin bonding.
  2. Identify the indications and usage for each type of cement.
  3. Learn bonding protocols for various restorative materials.

Friday, September 18

Esthetic Implant Dentistry: Using Ceramic Implants for Challenging Cases

Time: 9–10 a.m. PDT

CE Credits: 1 Hour

  1. Learn the importance of gingival biotype and how it can influence the final esthetics of implant restorations.
  2. Understand the benefits of zirconia implants in areas of thin gingival biotype.
  3. Determine the correct treatment plan for providing zirconia implants.
  4. List the steps required for safe and effective placement of zirconia implants.
  5. Learn the steps for restoration of zirconia implants.

Friday, September 25

Maximizing Your Practice After COVID-19: Q&A Session with the Business Advisory Panel

Time: 9–10 a.m. PDT

CE Credits: 1 Hour

  1. Discuss the key strategies to ensuring a full and speedy practice recovery.
  2. Learn the expected recovery cycle in order to create a successful practice financial plan.
  3. Understand the three phases of emerging from business interruption to quickly return to full production.
  4. Learn implications of recent legislation and SBA programs.
  5. Understand loan and forgiveness options from recent legislation.
  6. Review the laws and regulations for managing practice staff during the crisis.





Previous Webinars

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Dealing with COVID-19: Dental Practice Action Plan

Air date: March 25, 2020

  1. Understand the short-term, long-term and immediate challenges to your practice.
  2. Understand the options you have regarding short-term financial obligations.
  3. Prepare a 30/60/90-day conditional plan to get through the crisis and emerge even stronger.
From an Attorney: What Dentists Need to Know About COVID-19

Air date: March 26, 2020

  1. Discuss the legal issues emerging because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
  2. Discuss employer-to-employee issues related to office closures and slowdowns.
  3. Discuss issues related to loan payments, rent and other financial obligations effected by the current situation.

Dealing with COVID-19: Communicating with Staff and Patients

Air date: March 27, 2020

  1. Explain the important principles that should guide your communications with affected staff members.
  2. Provide a framework for communicating with patients: goals and methods.

Crown & Bridge

Air date: March 30, 2020

  1. Understand the guidelines and recommendations provided by the Business Advisory Board Panel.
  2. Review the current treatment protocols for improving clinical outcomes in each topic area.
  3. Understand recent advancements in materials and equipment that contribute to excellent clinical outcomes.

Full Dentures

Air date: March 31, 2020

Immediate Implants

Air date: April 1, 2020

  1. Understand the guidelines and recommendations provided by the Business Advisory Board Panel.
  2. Review the current treatment protocols for improving clinical outcomes in each topic area.
  3. Understand recent advancements in materials and equipment that contribute to excellent clinical outcomes.


Dental Sleep Medicine

Air date: April 2, 2020

  1. Understand the guidelines and recommendations provided by the Business Advisory Board Panel.
  2. Review the current treatment protocols for improving clinical outcomes in each topic area.
  3. Understand recent advancements in materials and equipment that contribute to excellent clinical outcomes.


Implant Dentistry

Air date: April 3, 2020

  1. Understand the guidelines and recommendations provided by the Business Advisory Board Panel.
  2. Review the current treatment protocols for improving clinical outcomes in each topic area.
  3. Understand recent advancements in materials and equipment that contribute to excellent clinical outcomes.

Systemic Health and Dentistry: Patient Premedication, Antibiotics, Steroids and Pain Medication

Air date: April 6, 2020

  1. Understand how the patient’s systemic health considerations and medications will impact your treatment.
  2. Learn the benefits of proper usage of antibiotics, steroids and pain medication.

Infection Control and PPE After COVID-19

Air date: April 7, 2020

  1. Understand the equipment and materials needed to protect your staff and patients.
  2. Delineate the necessary changes to your office procedures caused by the recent coronavirus outbreak.

Understanding Your Financial Options During COVID-19

Air date: April 8, 2020

  1. Understand the options available for managing debt during this business interruption.
  2. Learn about new business loans available through recent federal legislation.
  3. Understand the options available for managing student loans during this interruption.

Socket Grafting: Simple Techniques for Ridge Preservation After Extraction

Air date: April 9, 2020

  1. Understand benefits of ridge preservation techniques.
  2. Learn materials and techniques for grafting sockets after tooth extraction.

Protecting Your Practice During COVID-19: Q&A Session with Business Advisory Panel

Air date: April 10, 2020

  1. Understand the laws and regulations for managing your staff during the crisis.
  2. Learn the three phases of emerging from business interruption to quickly return to full production.




Surgical Complications: Etiology, Management and Prevention

Air date: April 13, 2020

  1. Understand the causes of common surgical complications and learn how to prevent them.
  2. Understand how to manage complications when they occur.
Crown & Bridge Part ll: Restorative Materials and Cementation

Air date: April 14, 2020

  1. Learn indications, contraindications and handling properties of today’s most popular dental materials.
  2. Understand which cement protocol to use for various clinical situations.

Techniques for Predictable Suturing and Surgical Flaps

Air date: April 15, 2020

  1. Understand proper flap design for ideal esthetics and healing.
  2. Learn the different types of sutures and surgical needles.
  3. Understand suturing techniques that will deliver predictable healing.
  4. Review clinical tips for extractions and grafting in preparation for dental implants.

Maxi Benefits from Mini Implants

Air date: April 16, 2020

  1. Understand the indications for small diameter implants.
  2. Learn surgical and restorative protocol for treatment with small diameter implants.

Protecting Your Practice During COVID-19: Q&A Session with Business Advisory Panel

Air date: April 17, 2020

  1. Learn the three phases of emerging from business interruption to quickly return to full production.
  2. Understand the laws and regulations for managing your staff during the crisis.
  3. Understand loan options from recent legislation and SBA programs.






Implant Restorations: Cemented vs. Screw-Retained

Air date: April 20, 2020

  1. Compare the advantages and disadvantages of screw- vs. cement-retained restorations.
  2. Identify key clinical and laboratory considerations to keep in mind.
  3. Review techniques for successful cement-retained restorations.

20 Strategies to Help Your Practice Recover from the COVID-19 Crisis

Air date: April 21, 2020

  1. Understanding the three stages and 12-month timeline for recovery in the COVID-19 crisis.
  2. 20 practical and essential strategies that need to be implemented in the recovery phase from COVID-19.
  3. Why having a COVID-19 one-page strategic recovery plan is critical to a successful practice recovery and turnaround.

PPP, EIDL, and SBA: Understanding Business Loan and Grant Programs

Air date: April 22, 2020

  1.  Understand the loan and grant programs made available through recent legislation.
  2. Review the application process.
  3. Understand the regulations governing payback and forgiveness.

Provisional Restorations: Planning for Esthetic Success

Air date: April 23, 2020

  1. Understand the importance of creating a shared vision with your patient.
  2.  Know the tools to communicate your vision to the laboratory.
  3. Understand the benefits of gaining patient confidence during the provisional treatment phase.

Managing Your Investments: The Impact of COVID-19

Air date: April 24, 2020

  1. Understand market risk and your own risk capacity.
  2.  Review how markets have recovered after past declines.
  3. Understand what actions you should take now.

Principles of Occlusion for Implant Restorations

Air date: April 27, 2020

  1. Compare natural teeth and implant crowns.
  2. Optimize occlusal schemes through implant positioning and crown design.
  3. Evaluate occlusal contacts under various biting forces.
  4. Learn the effects of an increased proximal contact area.
Dental Photography

Air date: April 28, 2020

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of clinical photography and its importance to practice marketing.
  2. Identify the requirements and equipment for perfect portrait and intraoral photography.
  3. Understand different camera settings (F-Stop, ISO, shutter speed, flash power, etc.) required for clear and customized photographs.
  4. Create stylistic photographs to market your practice.

And Now What? Dental Office Strategies to Succeed in the New Normal

Air date: April 29, 2020

  1. Business and marketing to increase success during post-crisis recovery. 
  2. How technology may help. 
  3. How to empower our team.
  4. How to strengthen our mindset and behavior. 
Treatment of the Terminal Dentition

Air date: April 30, 2020

  1. Treatment planning the terminal dentition.
  2. Review of full-arch surgical principles.
  3. Restorative options for the full arch. 
  4. Long-term results of hybrid prostheses.
  5. Rationale and clinical steps involved in the full-arch monolithic implant-supported restoration.

Managing Endodontic Emergencies in the Era of COVID-19

Air date: May 1, 2020

  1. Accurately diagnose and determine case difficulty.
  2. Completely anesthetize a patient for root canal procedures.
  3. Perform palliative care.

Take Your Practice Back: Survive and Thrive in the New Dental Economy

Air date: May 4, 2020

  1. Understand the changing parameters for dental practice success after COVID-19.
  2. Learn effective techniques to maximize your practice in the new dental economy.

Social Media and Marketing Skills for Reviving Your Practice

Air date: May 5, 2020

  1. Learn the important things that need to be communicated to your patients for successful practice reopening.
  2. Learn highly effective yet inexpensive marketing strategies you can implement immediately.

Restarting Your Practice After COVID-19: Q&A Session with Business Advisory Panel

Air date: May 6, 2020

  1. Understand loan and forgiveness options from recent legislation.
  2. Understand the laws and regulations for managing your staff during the crisis.
  3. Learn the three phases of emerging from business interruption to quickly return to full production.
  4. Discuss the key strategies you must embrace to ensure a full and speedy practice recovery.
  5. Learn the expected recovery cycle in order to create a successful financial plan for your practice.






Esthetic Dentistry: Key Considerations for Predictable Outcomes

Air date: May 8, 2020

  1. How smile design impacts treatment planning and tooth preparation.
  2. Material selection and cementation tips for optimal seating and retention.

Restoring Implants Part 1: Tissue Preparation and Impressions

Air date: May 15, 2020

  1. Identify the different impression armamentarium.
  2. Review how to prepare the soft and hard tissues for an impression. 
  3. Compare various impression materials. 
  4. Discuss the implant verification jig (IVJ). 

Providing Predictably Successful Implant Treatment in Your Practice

Air date: May 22, 2020

  1. Understand how to make implants a frequent and profitable part of your practice. 
  2. Learn to present implant treatment and financing options to gain patient acceptance. 
  3. Explore a predictable surgical and restorative protocol for successful clinical outcomes. 

Immediate Treatment for Sleep Disordered Breathing: A New Practice Protocol

Air Date: May 29, 2020

  1. Understand the signs of sleep-disordered breathing.
  2. Manage sleep-disordered breathing with a provisional mandibular advancement device (PMAD).
  3. Satisfy the legal requirements of screening and utilize the appropriate appliance prior to final diagnosis.

Restoring Implants Part 2: Prosthesis Design and Shade Selection

Air Date: June 5, 2020

  1. Discuss material choices for screw- and cement-retained restorations.
  2. Review techniques for both soft and hard tissue shade selection.
  3. Understand laboratory communication needs for successful results.

Smile Design Principles for Esthetic Success

Air Date: June 12, 2020

  1. Understand facial esthetics and how they determine proper smile design.
  2. Treatment planning for patient acceptance of budget and esthetic goals.
  3. Apply the Golden Ratio principle for esthetic tooth proportion.
  4. Manage soft tissue contours.

Techniques for Predictable Suturing and Surgical Flaps Part 2

Air Date: June 19, 2020

  1. Understand proper flap design for ideal esthetics and healing.
  2. Learn the different types of sutures and surgical needles.
  3. Understand suturing techniques that will deliver predictable healing.
  4. Review clinical tips for extractions and grafting in preparation for dental implants.
Literature-Based Socket Grafting Protocol

Air Date: June 26, 2020

  1. Learn the various types of extraction sockets that dictate grafting techniques.
  2. Understand various bone substitutes and membranes used in socket grafting.
  3. Review etiology, management and prevention of socket grafting complications.

Expected Upcoming Changes in the Profession

Air Date: July 10, 2020

  1. Review of changes to office procedures caused by the recent coronavirus outbreak.
  2. Strategies for increasing practice growth.

Crown & Bridge Part III: The Key to Perfect Crowns

Air Date: July 17, 2020

  1. Understand key preparation criteria that will aid your lab in producing high-quality restorations for your patients.
  2. Learn how to address common challenges with tissue management and impressions.

RECORDING UNAVAILABLE

Using Technology to Rebuild Your Practice

Air Date: July 24, 2020

  1. Use intraoral scanning as a potential intra-office communications device.
  2. Advance treatment protocols and diagnostics with intraoral scanning.
  3. Apply digital tools for improved patient acceptance.
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Treating Older Patients in the General Dental Practice

Air Date: July 31, 2020

  1. Manage important systemic conditions commonly encountered when treating older patients.
  2. Recognize and treat prosthetic problems found in older adults.

The 12-Month Practice Recovery Plan: A 10-Step Guide to a Faster, Stronger Rebound

Air Date: August 7, 2020

  1. Learn the three stages of staffing that will have a direct impact on practice production and practice recovery. Staffing will be the single biggest challenge facing dental practices over the next three to four years.
  2. Review the “essential eight” key performance indicators that should be tracked every day, week and month so the practice can understand its current state and make rapid adjustments.
  3. Understand the role of five-star customer service and the positive effect it will have on patient acquisition and loyalty during this difficult economic time.