This is an AGD Accredited Continuing Education Course which qualifies for 8 hours of Management Credits. You must pass the course quiz with at least 60% correct to receive your credits.
Over the last decade, the prevalence of insurance based treatment in dental practices has skyrocketed resulting in low fees, not being able to treat patients adequately, treatment plan restrictions due to insurance limitations, patient's misperceptions about insurance and the role it plays in dental care decisions, dentist's feeling frustrated and unfulfilled in their chosen profession due to all of these constraints, and the list goes on.
For over 30 years, Dr. Mike Schuster has been helping dentists create practices which are not solely insurance dependent. In this program, Dr. Schuster will take you deep into the problem and the solutions available to any caring, quality dentist who seeks to provide care for their patients beyond the basics of the insurance coupon.
Module 1 : How did we get so insurance dependent? (both the dentist and the patient?) Is there another way?
Module 2 : What is the current state of the insurance problem and what can you do about it?
Module 3: Determining if you are ready and able to minimize the dependence on insurance in your practice. And if so, how to do it.
Module 4: Creating the strategies and structures in your practice to differentiate yourself from the insurance based practice and working with each patient to help them move towards their own insurance independence.
Two Additional Bonus videos:
The Dreadful Story with a brochure and The Dreadful Story with a Powerpoint Presentation (also included).
Dr. Schuster created this powerful tool to help his patients get connected to their own personal oral health. It's a foundational part of his New Patient Experience and has literally helped thousands of dentists transform their practices.
Here's what some of our dentists have said about this program:
"Mike, you've done a great job communicating the mission and stating the facts around the practice of dentistry today. I think all post graduate courses should be preceded by this information. The focus needs to be the patient connection first, no matter what! If one cannot understand the patient, there is no point in having the technical knowledge and equipment. This is not taught in dental school. I wish I had gotten this program 30 years ago!" Dr. MM from DelMar, CA
"As I studied the NP Process with you it became clearer that developing a relationship was “the deal”. In dentistry knowing how to listen and then doing it provides a
window into the client who sits before to us. Feeding back what we hear lets
the client know we heard. Clarifying lets the client know that we are serious.
Then communicating with them in their language, their life experiences, their
needs and wants opens a window to their heart and mind. Helps get them to a
point where they trust us enough to listen and hear what we see as a path for
the client to follow to long term health. They come to a place where they
understand and accept their role in their health. Along the way those patients
we fully engage, that we trust, will trust us enough that they will choose the
dentistry that will serve them best, the dentistry we have trained so long to
be able to provide. The result, a very satisfying financial and spiritual life".
Dr. FA, Grand Rapids, MI