Wednesday, March 18, 2020  COMPREHENSIVE CASE ACCEPTANCE  by Dr. Bradley Purcell.  This course will be held at Receptions,1379 Donaldson Hwy,  Erlanger, KY 41018.  Lunch begins at 12:30pm; CE is from 1pm to 5pm (4 CE's). ​

     Dr. Bradley Purcell received his dental degree from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 2002 and received his Specialty in Prosthodontics certificate and Masters of Science degree from The Ohio State University School of Dentistry in 2005. He graduated with honors from both universities and is a member of three academic honor societies. Dr. Purcell maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics at Spectrum Dental & Prosthodontics. As a private practitioner, Dr. Purcell has been repeatedly selected by his peers to 'Columbus Best Dentists' and 'America’s Best Dentists.' Dr. Purcell’s practice focuses on providing a high level of care in a warm and caring environment. Dr. Purcell and his team are dedicated to providing their patient’s an optimal experience from the moment they call the office.

     Dr. Purcell continues to publish articles in peer-reviewed journals in the area of dental implants and is an editor for the 'International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants,' the world’s foremost dental implant scientific journal and the official journal of the Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Purcell teaches at The Ohio State University School of Dentistry and lectures nationally in the area of dental implants and dental prosthodontics. Dr. Purcell also runs Spectrum Dental Society, a continuing education AGD Certified study club dedicated to providing high-level education to area dentists and has a lecture facility attached to and affiliated with Spectrum Dental & Prosthodontics.


Restorative case acceptance across most studies has shown to be very low in the average restorative practice. In this lecture, we will discuss the main reasons for low case acceptance, where current case acceptance rates are, and the keys to creating a more predictable strategy for comprehensive care and case acceptance.

            The keys to consistent comprehensive case acceptance are:

  • The use of scripts
  • Thorough and concise communication
  • Organization
  • Team approach in the office

Each of these points will be described in detail and how to implement them.  The office team is critical to success and therefore we recommend assistants, front office and hygienists to attend this first session.  The second session involves role playing three different office scenarios with the office team and video of actual consults to aid in this learning process. 

  •        Tuition for NKDS Members/Affiliates is $195; Staff attending with Dentist $85 (for first); $70
  •        each for additional staff members; Non-Members Dentists $250

Friday, September 18, 2020  NOBODY CARIES  by Dr. Brian Novy.  The course is half-day (4 CE's) from 1-5pm.  Lunch begins at 12:30.  The venue is Receptions, 1379 Donaldson Hwy, Erlanger, KY 41018
  • Tuition for NKDS Members/Affiliates is $195; Staff attending with Dentist $85 for First, $70 for 2nd and each additional staff member
  • Non-Member Dentists $ 245
Dr. Nový’s practice was the first to receive title, “Adult Preventive Care Practice of the Year” by the American Dental Association. He served on the ADA Council of Scientific Affairs from 2010 to 2014, and as chair of the CAMBRA coalition.  The California Dental Association Foundation presented him with the Dugoni Award for “Outstanding contributions to dental education,” and in 2016 he was appointed the consumer advocate on the United States Food and Drug Administration Dental Products Panel. 


Sometimes it seems as though our patients don’t grasp the basic concept of home care. Other times our patients with impeccable hygiene develop rampant decay and we feel helpless because we can’t figure out what’s going on. The mouth is a remarkable environment that cariologists are finally beginning to understand, and so can you. Come learn everything you didn’t know about plaque and the amazing organisms that make the mouth a wonderful place to work.

 Course Objectives:

  • Explain the mixed ecological approach to caries causation
  • Apply Evidence Based and novel preventive therapies
  • Quickly identify high caries risk patients before they develop disease
  • Stop “watching” lesions and see them get smaller