may, 2019

03may9:00 am4:00 pmMastering the Doctor/Hygiene Connection


Event Details

Course Title:  Mastering the Doctor/Hygiene Connection

Presenters: Dr. Jonathan A. Bregman & Grethe Whitman, RDH









Date:  May 3, 2019 (Friday)

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST

Location:  QCDS Headquarters, 86-90 188th Street, Jamaica NY

Credits: 7

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch


Course Description:


  • Creating a Vision: as doctor (personal) and as doctor-leader (hygiene/ office)
    • Oral-systemic health/ Dental practice of the 21st century
    • Periodontal care
    • Restorative care and materials
    • Replacement dentistry
    • Oral cancer (early detection and prevention)
  • Doctor-hygiene co-detection
    • Guidelines
    • Ongoing communication and communication skills
  • Time: effective and efficient
    • Hard tissues
    • Soft Tissues
    • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Treatment plan acceptance
    • Using ‘non-dental words” and visuals
    • Ensure codes are correct:
    • Sequence/ time frames
    • Hand-off: separating the doing and paying of dentistry


  • Creating a Vision– tips on how to create a Practice Vision
  • Communication Skills– Understanding who is sitting in the dental chair and who is sitting across from you
  • 20/20/20- Understanding how to compartmentalize the one-hour hygiene appointment for efficiency and effectiveness
  • Technology for the Hygienists-
    • Digital Radiography,
    • 2D/3D Imaging,
    • Intraoral camera,
    • Extra oral photography,
    • Audio recorded probings,
    • Decay Detection,
    • CAD/CAM


Presenter Biographies:

Jonathan A. Bregman, DDS, FAGD, is a clinician, speaker, author, trainer, and ‘D2D:Dentist to Dentist Success Coach.  Dr. Bregman has personally led successful dental practices for over 40 years, worked as a part time Adjunct Faculty member at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry as well as faculty at the University of North Carolina Hospital Dental Clinic. He has presented over 225 programs on early oral cancer detection in over 45 states and abroad plus just as many programs on practice management topics. His programs have been presented in many forms: in person as a lecturer and/or with a hands-on format, webinars, and tele-seminars. Jonathan A Bregman, DDS, FAGD has the prestigious CAFL (Certified Action Formula Leader) joining only 6 others nationally who hold this certification. The goal of Dr. Bregman’s work as a CAFL coach to dentists is to use this internationally proven approach to guide dentists to determine and then get what they truly want in their practices and in their lives. While dedicated to improving the dentist, team, and patient experience, he has a strong passion for educating dental professionals on anything that will enhance overall patient care. To Dr. Bregman, the goal for all dental practices must be to maximize the quality of patient care which, then, will directly enhance the financial bottom line.

Grethe Whitman followed a dream she had in junior high school of becoming a Dental Hygienist. Every dental office was a new adventure, opportunity for change, and a stepping stone forward and upward. She has had the honor of studying under Linda Miles, completing the Mastery program at the Scottsdale Center for Professional Development, the Sirona’s Speakers Academy, consulting for Debra Engelhardt Nash, and teaching and speaking for Contemporary Product Solutions. She is a Certified Communications Coach and a Transformational Trainer. Her last clinical position was as a Treatment Coordinator for a high-end esthetic practice where she created a Wellness Program and the WOW patient experience using technology. Grethe left clinical in 2005. She went to work for Patterson Dental Company selling technology from Digital Radiography to CAD/CAM. Grethe started her own company in 2016 called Toothwize. She is now employed by Dentsply Sirona as a Clinical Implementation Specialist.



ADA Members & their staff:   $80


Non-ADA Members:  $180


Pre-registration is required. Register by clicking the “Buy Now” button or call us at (718) 454-8344.

A $15 late fee will be assigned to all those whose pay and/or register on the day of the event.


Refund Policy:  We can offer a 100% refund up until the day before the lecture.  We cannot offer any refund on or after the day of the lecture.


QCDS is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider approved by the NYSDA.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at IMPORTANT CE REMINDER FOR DENTISTS TAKING MCE COURSES In order to receive credit for NYS mandatory continuing education purposes, you must make sure that the entity sponsoring a continuing education course is approved to provide MCE credit by NYSDA, NYSED, ADA CERP, or AGD PACE. NYSDA approves only its thirteen component dental societies and the New York State Dental Foundation. Information regarding sponsors approved by NYSED is available from the New York State Education Department, State Board for Dentistry, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234-1000; phone 518-474-3817 ext. 550; fax 518-473-0567; or this site. A list of such sponsors approved by ADA CERP is available at A list of such sponsors approved by AGD PACE is available at If you are unsure whether a sponsor offering a continuing education program is approved, feel free to contact the Dental Board by phone at 518-474-3817, ext. 550 or by e-mail at


(Friday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST


QCDS Headquarters

86-90 188th Street, Jamaica NY

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