Elizabeth J Fleming, DDS

Family Dentist and Speaker

Dr. Elizabeth Fleming

About Dr. Fleming

Dr. Fleming is an experienced comprehensive and family dentist who has managed her private practice in Phoenix, AZ for over 30 years.

Her multi-year tenure as Chair of the Council of the AZDA that engages and books speakers for the Western Regional Dental Experience spurred her into becoming a speaker herself, as well as to form Quality Dental Voices Speaker's Bureau.

Working outside of private practice, she was Clinical Director for Dentaltown Magazine from 2013-2015, where she became proficient in editing, writing (Women in Dentistry) and recruiting authors for the publication. (Bisphosphonates )

As an industry leader, Dr. Fleming continues to review dental products for the Publication, Dental Product Shopper.

In her home state of Arizona, she is active in the local dental association, serving as Chairman of the Council on the Annual Session for AZDA for the past 5 years. It is here that her love of learning has allowed interaction with many of the dental speakers who presented at the Western Regional Dental Experience, and her ideas were instrumental in bringing change to the local convention for 2018.

Courses Offered

The Work/Life Balance Dilemma of the Female Dentist

The challenges to achieve balance in life are compounded as a small business owner, and even more so, if that person is a mother. If the goals are professional success and personal fulfillment, what are the tools needed to achieve them?

In this lecture, you will hear personal stories from a female dentist, business owner and mother, who is striving to achieve the elusive work/life balance.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Objectives:

  • Learn requisites that can help you to find your balance 
  • Organizing your time to fit it all in
  • How adding kids and/or parents into the mix compounds things
  • The rewards of giving back

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, 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

Laser Pointers: Activated Tips for 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 paid 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
 

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

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

After serving as Chair for the committee that chooses the speakers for the Western Regional Dental Experience (WRDE) in AZ for over 5 years, Dr. Elizabeth Fleming will give you tips on what qualifications are sought after in potential lecturers for a dental meeting. Learn what is important, in addition to your degree, when formulating your biography. In this course, you will hear information to help you get on the path to obtaining the speaking engagement of your dreams.

Lecture: 1 hour

Objectives:

  • Learn what planners look for in a speaker
  • Developing your biography
  • How to choose your topics
  • Emerging speaker platforms
  • Getting exposure

Women in Dentistry

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

In this course, Dr. Fleming will explore observations on how we may move forward in the field as Women in Dentistry.

Lecture: 1 hour  

Objectives:
  • Review current statistics of women entering the dental field
  • Empower women dentists by learning from, mentoring and joining with other women dentists
 

Cell Phones & Social Media: Your practice can’t thrive without them!

We are in a digital revolution, and our cell phones play a vital part. When did you last pick up the Yellow Pages? A map? Take a taxi? Now there are apps for everything right at our fingertips, which have changed how people interact with our practices, before they even come through our door.

Online reviews are the new Yellow Pages, and are paramount for today’s new patients. Do you have an online presence? If not, how will they ever find you?

Lecture: 1 hour

Objectives:

  • Creating your online presence
  • Review of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest
  • Claiming your sites
  • Confirming services, what are they?
  • Using Google Voice as your emergency phone number