Patient Communication

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is pleased to offer the "Speaker's Bureau Guide" as an annual resource. It is designed to help you identify subjects and speakers for continuing education programs. This guide was developed because several of you as leaders in the dental community requested help with planning continuing education programs.

You may wish to review the subjects and speakers with your planning committee or contact the speakers directly. All of the individuals in this guide have identified interest in presenting continuing education programs throughout the region. However, since speaker availability and your program needs vary, please contact the speaker several months before your course date to set up all the arrangements.

All course and financial arrangements are made directly with the speaker.

  • Stress Management: At Your Desk and Everywhere - One- to three-hour lectures
  • General Anxiety and Dental Anxiety - One- to two-hour lectures
  • Psychological Aspects of TMD: What the Research and Clinical Experience Teach Us - Two- to three-hour lectures
  • Oral Habits: Assessment and Non-Dental Treatment Techniques - Two- to three-hour lectures
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Dental Health Care: Perspectives of a Health Psychologist - Two- to three-hour lectures
  • Understanding and Influencing Patient Behavior - Two- to four-hour lectures (some experiential)
  • Mental Health and Dentistry: How to Work with the Emotionally Challenged - Two- to three-hour lectures
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Pain - One- to two-hour lectures
  • Self-Care for Professionals: Ways to Get and Stay Healthy - Two- to four-hour lectures (some experiential)

Dr. Hathaway's lecture topics would be of interest to all members of the dental team.

  • Health Literacy for the Dental Office - Target audience: all dental professionals, 60- to 90-minutes lecture
  • Diabetes and the Dental Professional - Target audience: all dental professionals, 60- to 90-minutes lecture
  • Bad Breath: Do We Really Have To Talk About It? - Target audience: dental assistants & dental hygienists, 60- to 90-minutes lecture
  • Chronic Inflammation: Its Role in Oral Health - Target audience: dental hygienists, 60- to 90-minutes lecture

Ms. Lenton's lectures can be adapted to specific needs and time allowances, including all-day presentations.

  • Cultural Awareness - One- to two-hour lectures
  • Cultural Competency for a Diverse Patient Population - One- to two-hour lectures
  • Cultural Diversity - One- to two-hour lectures
  • Health Literacy - One- to two-hour lectures
  • Understanding Cultural Groups - One- to two-hour lectures; workshop or simulation activity possible
  • Cross-Cultural Communication - One- to two-hour lectures; workshop or simulation activity possible

Topics would be of interest to all members of the dental team.

  • Informed Consent in Dentistry & Orthodontics - 1-2 hour lecture
  • Facial Proportions and Smile Esthetics - 1-2 hour lecture
  • Complex Case Management in Orthodontics - 1-2 hour lecture
  • Skeletal Anchorage in Orthodontics - 1-2 hour lecture
  • Arch Space Analysis in Orthodontics - 1-2 hour lecture

Dr. Miller's lectures can be adapted to specific needs and time allowances and would be of interest to all members of the dental team.

  • Difficult Patients
  • Noncompliant Patients
  • Management of Chronic Pain
  • Behavioral Treatment of TMD
  • Treatment of Dental Phobia
  • Bioethics
  • Malpractice Risk Management

Dr. Morrow's lectures can be adapted to specific needs and time allowances, from one to three hours.

Topics would also be of interest to dental hygienists and dental assistants.