Elizabeth J Fleming, DDS

Family Dentist and Speaker

Dr. Elizabeth Fleming

About Dr. Fleming

 

Dr. Elizabeth Fleming has been a practicing dentist in Phoenix, AZ for over 35 years. To keep up with new developments in continuing education, she became Chair of the AZDA Council for the Western Regional Dental Experience (WRDE), the goal being to bring quality speakers to the local meeting.

Dr. Fleming also served on the Advisory Board for Fortis Dental Hygiene School from 2013-2019 and is sought after for product reviews for the journal Dental Product Shopper.  She was formerly the Clinical Director for Dentaltown Magazine and wrote numerous articles for the publication. (Women in Dentistry) and (Bisphosphonates )

Her most recent endeavor includes speaking on a variety of dental topics, as well as starting Quality Dental Voices, a dental speaker's bureau.

Courses Offered

So now you're a Dentist-But will your Practice be a Financial Success?

Managing the financial end of a dental practice is difficult and your training in this area may be inadequate. Increasing financial literacy should be a goal for any business owner, and with the average student loan burden of $290K to become a dentist, it has now become a necessity.

In this course, you will learn "nuts and bolts" that will help you become proactive in organizing yourself and your finances, to better run a successful dental practice.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Objectives:

  • Budgeting at home and in the practice
  • Reasons to utilize a dental CPA
  • Expediting Accounts Receivable
  • Tips to avoid Embezzlement
  • Getting organized with Huddles and Staff Meetings

An Insider's View on Dental Speaking: Mastering the Art

Do you have what it takes to become a successful dental speaker?

After 5 years of serving as Chair for the  committee that chooses speakers for the Western Regional Dental Experience (WRDE), Dr. Elizabeth Fleming knows what qualities you may need to get onto a meeting roster.

Learn what it takes to give you the edge  by developing your bio, topics and presentations. Learn where to get started, get exposure and how to obtain potential sponsorships. Honing these skills will put you on a path to obtaining the speaking engagements that planners need for their next event.

Lecture: 1 hour

Objectives:

  • Learn what planners seek in a speaker
  • Suggestions on development of your biography, your topics and your presentations
  • Obtaining possible sponsors
  • Developing your name and getting promoted as a dental speaker

Women in Dentistry & the Work/Life Balance Dilemma

Nearly 50% of dental students are women, yet women are still under-represented in leadership positions and as lecturers in the dental field.

We feel the challenges when attempting to achieve work-life balance, which are compounded as a small business owner, and even more so, as a mother. The goals of professional success and personal fulfillment seem elusive, but there are tools that can help us to get close to achieving them.

In this lecture, you will hear personal stories from a female dentist, business owner and mother, who continues in her struggle to achieve work/life balance.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Objectives:

  • Review current statistics of women entering the dental field
  • Learn organizing tools to help you to find your balance 
  • Adding kids and/or parental care compounds the balance
  • The rewards of giving back
  • Empowering women dentists by learning from, mentoring and joining with other women dentists

Laser Pointers: Activated Tips for the Diode Laser in your Practice

The diode laser is a relatively easy and inexpensive option for entering into the field of lasers in dentistry. This introductory course will review diode laser science and show common therapies performed with the diode laser. Guidance will be given for choosing the proper laser for the new user, or for upgrading an existing diode laser. An overview of the ADA codes for the soft tissue procedures will be discussed, to allow an easy transition into performing diode laser treatments and getting reimbursement for them, once back in the office.

This lecture can be paired with a workshop to demonstrate and work with the diode laser. Lecture: 1 hour  Workshop: .5 Hour

Objectives:
  • Learn the science behind diode lasers
  • Review therapies administered by the dentist and those by the hygienist
  • Discover why dual wavelength makes a difference
  • Learn CDT codes for insurance reimbursement
  • Understand how this technology can add new services for your patients
 

Easy cosmetic procedures to add to your practice

Many patients dread their visits for routine dental care. But by adding questions to your dental health history, you may initiate conversation for elective cosmetic dentistry that your patient desires.

Lecture: 1 hour

Objectives:

  • Learn verbiage to stimulate conversation on cosmetics
  • Develop treatment protocols by planning ahead and working with good laboratories
  • Discover products that work for whitening, with less sensitivity.