A Humanistic Approach to Team Member Motivation

A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Introduction

In 1943, Abraham Maslow formulated his “Hierarchy of Needs Theory” establishing the ground work for understanding motivational behavior in individuals. Its principles applied to both personal situations and the workplace. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs adapts well to the dental practice. By arranging these needs in a pyramid, they can be used to motivate team members. Its institution by the employer contributes to more harmonious and productive team members. By completing this course, learners understand why the entire dental team has a role in providing great customer service to patients.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. Schwartz is a member of the dentalcare.com Advisory Board.

Disclaimer: Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

Note: Registration is required to take test.

Note to State of Florida dentists: This course does not meet the 3 credit hour minimum for Practice Management courses; therefore, it is only being offered for informational purposes in Florida.

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SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Submission

To have your "proof of completion" information automatically submitted to the AGD, make sure to add your AGD membership number in the field provided on the Share Your Test Score page. Allow at least 30 days for your credit transfer to appear in your AGD account.

Florida CE Broker

In order for your "proof of completion" information to be automatically submitted to Florida CE Broker, add your Florida License number in the field provided on the "Share Your Test Score" page. If you are licensed in multiple states, please enter just your Florida License number. Allow at least 30 days for your credit transfer to appear in your account.

For accurate submissions into the Florida CE Broker system, dentists needs to have a DN in front of their license number and hygienists need to have a DH in front of their license number. The Florida CE Broker System does not accept "0's" in front of the license number.

Louisiana CE Broker

In order for your "proof of completion" information to be automatically submitted to Louisiana CE Broker, add your Louisiana License number in the field provided on the "Share Your Test Score" page. If you are licensed in multiple states, please enter just your Louisiana License number. Allow at least 30 days for your credit transfer to appear in your account.

For accurate submissions into the Louisiana CE Broker system, dentists needs to have a D in front of their license number and hygienists need to have an H in front of their license number. The Louisiana CE Broker System does not accept "0's" in front of the license number.

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