Learning More

When it comes to maintaining an up-to-date dental practice, it is important to receive continuing education through classes, lectures and webinars. With a variety of options available for expanding your knowledge and your practice’s expertise, you can continue to improve your services and how to help your patients’ various oral health care needs. To help you and your practice, Dr. Mayoor Patel lectures and, most recently, participates in webinars. Let’s take a look at upcoming lectures and the latest webinar.

Upcoming Lectures

To learn more about various areas of Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Patel will be lecturing throughout the year. You can easily find out more information about his upcoming lectures by visiting his website.  Dr. Mayoor Patel has upcoming lectures in both October and November:

October 24 – 25, 2014

Location: Atlanta Sleep School, Atlanta, GA

Topic: Sleep Medicine for the Dental Practice

November 14, 2014

Location: Patterson Dental, San Diego, CA

Topic: Dental Sleep Medicine

Each lecture allows Dr. Patel to work with dentists to better understand various areas of Dental Sleep Medicine. As an end result, dentists can continue to advance their dental practice by utilizing these new services. Dr. Patel is also available to work with each practice individually through his consultation services for more personalized help.

Upcoming Webinar

Additionally, Dr. Mayoor Patel is excited to team up with Sleep Review editor, Sree Roy, and a team of expert presenters in a free webcast on Thursday, October 16th at 2:00 p.m. EDT/11:00 a.m. PDT. This webcast was put together to explain various options for incorporating dental sleep medicine specialists into a sleep medicine team. The webcast is approximately an hour long live presentation that will feature practitioners who have found mutually beneficial success –for both the physician and dentist –to working together to benefit patients. Throughout the webcast, you will have the opportunity to ask your own questions to each presenter.

Speaking alongside Dr. Mayoor Patel are the following:

  • Harold A. Smith, DDS – President-elect, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Scott Craig, CEO – Chief Executive Officer, Midwest Dental Sleep Center
  • Daniel G. Klauer, DDS, DABCP – Clinical director, TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centres International, TMJ & Sleep Therapy Cenre of Northern Indiana

 
To register and learn more about “Incorporating Dentistry into a Sleep Medicine Team,” you can visit the webcast registration page here.

Dr. Mayoor Patel encourages dentists and physicians to join the webinar to learn more information about Dental Sleep Medicine, as well as the opportunity to ask any questions they might have.

Dental Sleep Medicine is “In”

The doctor is usually “in,” but with advancements in dentistry and technology, we can now see that Dental Sleep Medicine is “in.” With the growing need for Dental Sleep Medicine and treatment of sleep apnea, it is important for dentists to expand their experience and knowledge of this area of dentistry.

Stand Out

When it comes to a successful dental practice, it is important to stand out. As you may know, patients are drawn to practices that provide superior, unique services and the availability of Dental Sleep Medicine can be your key to standing out. Your general services are often a “given,” which means they are expected, but what can you do to expand on that?

The idea and availability of Dental Sleep Medicine is a great way to expand on your practice and engage with your patients. We all want to get a better night’s sleep, but that can sometimes be difficult if your patient suffers from sleep apnea. As a dentist you have a unique advantage because you can identify symptoms and triggers initially. From this, you can recommend a visit to the physician in which you can work side by side in proper treatment.

What are Patients Looking for?

You may or may not already know what patients are looking for, but it is important to make sure you understand it. We know that over 20 years ago, the most popular form of dentistry was teeth whitening. As dentistry advances, the popularity of different areas continues to change. Today, many dentists have seen that Dental Sleep Medicine has replaced teeth whitening in popularity and necessity. By knowing this, you can continue to improve your practice and what makes it “stand out” to patients.

By offering Dental Sleep Medicine in your dental practice, you can attract many new patients, while standing out among other offices. Attend classes, lectures and other training sessions to learn more about Dental Sleep Medicine and be the “go-to” dentist in your area.

Educate Your Dental Team

In America alone, over 18 million people suffer from sleep apnea. And the worst part is that many of these people are not diagnosed and do not seek treatment. By pursuing a dental sleep medicine education, you are taking the first step in helping your patients with not only their oral health care, but overall health as well. Once you have completed your training, it is important to get your dental team on board, too.

By incorporating dental sleep medicine into your practice, you can help the millions of Americans suffering from sleep apnea that many not even realize it. By educating your dental team, you can successfully implement Dental Sleep Medicine into your practice.

Attend a Seminar

There are many seminars available that with provide both you and your dental team with the information you need to properly implement dental sleep medicine. It is important to find a seminar or lecture series that is accredited and provides you with the right information for you and your team. Nierman Practice Management is a great company that helps dentists and their teams successfully implement dental sleep medicine.

Currently, Dr. Mayoor Patel is scheduled to lecture at Nierman and Education Training’s 2-day seminar for dentists and their teams in collaboration with The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine & Technology. Find out more about Sleep Medicine for the Dentist and join us October 24-25 to learn how your practice can make a lasting impression with patients and physicians.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Patel

To further help you and your dental team with the implementation of Dental Sleep Medicine into your office, I offer consulting services. Through these services I can help you and your practice with the implementation of Dental Sleep Medicine and/or TMD.

Through consulting, Dr. Patel will help you and your team focus on the following information:

  • Systems to identify and diagnose patients
  • Ways to develop a network of referrals
  • Implementation of collateral marketing and educational material
  • Creating a well rounded team
  • Billing for the office and insurance

 
To help you introduce Dental Sleep Medicine into your office, please contact me for more information on how to properly implement this dental specialty into your office.

The Importance of Furthering Your Education

So you have completed dental school. Now what? As with any industry, it is important to maintain continuing education. The dental field is constantly advancing and it is your duty as a dentist to remain up-to-date with the latest advancements. Whether you are a member of a dental practice, or you own your own dental practice, it is your duty to remain at ahead of the dental field through continuing education.

As an expert in Dental Sleep Medicine and TMD, Dr. Mayoor Patel understands the importance of continuing education.  Since graduating dental school, Dr. Patel has remained ahead of the dental field through the completion of continuing education courses. Cutting-edge, unique education has an immediate impact on your ability to:

  • Treat patients
  • Grow your practice
  • Meet state licensure requirements

 
The field of dental education is huge and varied, as it covers a lot of different jobs. People can train as general dentists, as specialists, as dental hygienists, dental assistants and also as dental laboratory technicians. And once a dental professional has qualified they cannot rest on their laurels. The world of dentistry is always changing, and at a fast pace with new technology being brought in all the time.

From online to in-person, there is a continuing education course to fit your individual needs. To help you further your education, visit upcoming lectures from Dr. Mayoor Patel here: http://www.mpateldds.com/upcoming-lecture/.