Pacific Dental Services Founder and CEO, Stephen E. Thorne, IV, to Host Panel Discussion in Honor of Dental Assistants Recognition Week

Conversation to highlight the important role dental assistants play in creating Healthier, Happier Patients®.

IRVINE, Calif. March 4, 2021 – Leading dental support organization Pacific Dental Services® announces a new webinar in support of Dental Assistants Recognition Week (March 7-13).

The live, virtual event, “Elevating the Dental Profession,” will feature PDS Founder and CEO, Stephen E. Thorne, Rosalinda Olague, PDS Manager of Dental Assistant National Strategy and Vice President, California Dental Board, Dr. Katie McCann, DDS, a PDS-supported Owner Dentist, and Charles N. Bertolami, DDS, DMedSc; Professor and Dean, NYU College of Dentistry.

Taking place on Thursday, March 11 at 8:00 AM PST, the webinar will include insights on the essential role dental assistants (DAs) play in creating Healthier, Happier Patients® and will feature key topics to support dental assistant development and career growth. As patient and clinician advocates, DAs are a fundamental part of the Perfect Patient Experience®, establishing lasting relationships with those they serve and helping to deliver the best possible dentistry to each and every patient. Click HERE to register for this free event.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • DA team development.
  • How to attract, assess, and select qualified dental assistants.
  • How to engage the entire team on on-boarding and developing new dental assistants.
  • Methods to leverage school relationships, development plans, and dental assistant competencies to develop and retain dental assistants within the profession and industry.
  • Strategies for developing personal and professional growth plans that will not only support, but elevate the goals set by dental assistants within a practice.

Attendees will have the opportunity to earn one continuing education (C.E.) credit.  For more information or to register or the webinar in advance, click HERE.  

According to The DALE Foundation®, an affiliate of the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc., dental assistants are the largest segment of the dental workforce. As noted in its national survey, more than 95% of dentists and dental office managers strongly agree that dental assistants contribute to a practice’s productivity and play a key role in preserving patient retention by building the bridge of trust between patients and clinicians.

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