Schedule 2018

Patient Health & Practice Profitability: A Total Health Approach to Dentistry

About this Seminar

Category 1

Would you like to position your practice as a leader in your community and reduce your dependency on insurance? Would you like to inspire patients toward a lifetime of dental and overall health?

Shrinking reimbursements have made profitability in an insurance-based practice significantly harder to achieve. An alternative to PPOs is to rebrand your practice to attract patients who value and prioritize their health, and are willing to pay for health services and personal care. Learn how the trends in lifestyle related illnesses such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea and acid reflux closely intertwine with periodontal disease, caries, and oral cancer. Systemic disease screening, intervention and facilitation are possible, right in the dental chair. This program will help you add new sources of revenue, lift your morale, attract quality new patients, and build physician referral relationships.


• The many links between oral disease and systemic disease

• Risk factors and screening tools for systemic diseases

• Shifting from drugs to food for health

• Facilitating lasting health change behavior in children and adults

• Building infant, children, teen & geriatric systemic health programs

• Networking with physicians for awareness and co-referrals

• Niche marketability of the Total Health dental practice in your community


Dr. Susan Maples

About Dr. Susan Maples

Dr. Susan Maples leads a successful, Total Health Dental insurance-independent practice in Holt, Michigan. She brings preventive and restorative dental expertise, a passion for mouth-body total health, a master’s degree in business/marketing, and 30+ years of experience in private practice. In 2012 Susan was named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry and one of the Top 8 Innovators (“disruptors”) in Dentistry, and recently received the Lucy Hobbs Mentor Award. She is the author of BlabberMouth! 77 Secrets Only Your Mouth Can Tell You To Live a Healthier, Happier, Sexier Life and the developer of the Hands-On Learning Lab™ , an interactional science-based learning program for dental patients and, an educational screening tool for patients and clinicians to uncover signs of illness such as Pre-Diabetes/Diabetes, Obstructive Sleep Airway Disorders, Acid Reflux, and Chronic Inflammation. Susan is also co-investigator in an award-winning diabetes research study entitled Diabetes Detection in the Dental Office and has recently launched Total Health Academy, a robust online learning curriculum for dental teams to develop a Total Health Dental Practice, exclusively distributed through Henry Schein.

  • Location
  • Date 2018 June 02
  • Start time 9:00 am
  • End time 4:00 pm
  • Category 1
  • Credit hours 6
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