About Dr. Kwiecien
Dr. Kwiecien graduated from Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry in 1995 and holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration. He has more than 25 years of private practice experience with most of those years overlapping in academia. Before joining Spear Education full-time from 2014 – 2017, Dr. Kwiecien served as assistant professor of restorative dentistry at Oregon Health and Sciences University School of Dentistry where his roles included director of the university’s faculty dental practice, as well as course director of pre-clinical fixed prosthodontics and co-course director of advanced restorative concepts. Dr. Kwiecien’s dedication to high-level continuing education began with Dr. Frank Spear in 2001. Shortly thereafter, he completed the curriculum at the L.D. Pankey Institute. He has over 15 years of national and international lecturing and workshops. Dr. Kwiecien serves as faculty member at the L.D. Pankey Institute and dedicates the majority of his time as the owner of K Squared Facilitation and Dental Education, facilitating long-term health for the practice, team, and patient.
About Dr. Holzer
Dr. George Holzer spent most of his early life just north of Pittsburgh, PA. He attended the University of Pittsburgh for under-graduate study and the West Virginia University School of Dentistry graduating in 1988 with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Holzer is Board Certified by the American Board of General Dentistry and holds the rank of Master in the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Holzer has wanted to be a dentist for as long as he remembers and still has a passion for practicing dentistry. Following dental school, Dr Holzer worked in 2 practices near Pittsburgh for over two years. He then joined the United States Army Dental Corps where he served for over 24 years. He practiced and served in multiple locations including Germany (twice), Japan and the Pentagon. Doctor Holzer completed a 2-Year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at Fort Bragg, NC. He concluded his Army career by Directing the 12-Month Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.
Following retirement from the Army, Dr Holzer worked in the Veteran’s Health Administration’s Walla Walla, WA Dental Clinic, a practice in Puyallup, WA specializing in dentures and implants and starting a General Practice Dentistry residency in Olympia, WA.
Dr. Holzer has a commitment to quality and education. He loves to impart knowledge to patients, staff and fellow dentists while learning from them as well. In his spare time, Doc loves spending time with his wife of over 30 years, attending concerts, Broadway shows, NASCAR races and traveling.
Dr. Holzer now provides Locum Tenens coverage to dental practices throughout Tennessee. He loves the ability to travel and provide care to many patients and mentoring to dentists in restorative materials and surgical techniques.
Health-centered Dentistry and Team-centered Systems
Every Case is a Big Case: Is Occlusion the Key?
As dentistry continues to evolve, the role of the dentist and dental team can seem more ambiguous, creating more questions than answers. Airway or occlusion? Stress-management or an occlusal guard? Fluoride and tooth repair or nutritional counseling? Can we do it all? Should we do it all? If so, how? And is understanding optimal occlusal concepts and restoring a patient to a traditionally optimal result still appropriate? Would you be open to the possibility that the dentist and dental team can use all of its gifts and tools to move a patient towards appropriate and optimal health, one step at a time?
This presentation will address the following:
• How to intentionally create a co-discovery dental team for a congruent patient experience
• Develop individualized transparent systems to support predictable clinical office flow
• Review key clinical data that the entire team can understand to support consistent treatment planning
• Develop a systematic approach to data gathering and treatment planning
• Understand how to create a message to help every patient feel safe to move towards appropriate health
Systematic Treatment Planning for Predictability and Confidence
A systematic approach of using the face to determine the proper position of the teeth is the cornerstone of a process that can have a very profound positive impact on restorative dentists, specialists, and team members. Not only can the process increase productivity and profitability, but it can also make every patient’s treatment more predictable, reduce daily and overall anxiety, while simultaneously resulting in more personal satisfaction for the practitioner and the team.
This workshop participants will experience the following:
• Understand the systematic steps to treatment plan every patient
• Use photographs provided by Dr. Kwiecien to begin treatment planning several patients
• Use models provided by Dr. Kwiecien to experience the systematic process of using wax or composite with intention to create optimal function and esthetics
• Have the opportunity to treatment plan a current patient if photos are provided by participant
• Review roadblocks to integrating desired changes
• Create strategies to integrate and lead desired changes
March 18-19, 2022 – 8:00AM – 5:00PM
March 20, 2021 – 8:00AM – 12:00PM
Interfaith Dental Clinic
600 Hill Ave
Nashville, TN 37210