Alumni Day | Maximize the Productivity of the Recall Visit Using the Oral-Systemic Link: What to Do, What to Check, What to Say

Thursday, May 11, 2023
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m.


Course Details

CE Course Description

The productivity of your practice comes down to the most important two minutes in dentistry – when the doctor comes into check the hygiene patient. Many of us miss the opportunities that this critical moment presents because we lack a well-planned approach. The doctor wants to identify all patients' needs and motivate them to follow through. The hygienist wants to focus on cleaning teeth. There is a way to change your routine into a carefully choreographed approach that keeps the doctor happy, the hygienist happy, results in better patient outcomes, AND maximizes practice productivity.

You will learn an exam routine that makes it easy to consistently practice the best dentistry. What to look for, what to tell the patient, and what to communicate to staff will be presented in a learn-it-today-use-it-tomorrow format. The course is supplemented with practice management materials that make it easy for everyone in your office to take a better approach. It is not enough to get everyone on the same page – they must read from the same book. Doctors and hygienists who attend the course can write a new chapter in practice success.

Course Objectives
At the completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the new goal of dental care and how to frame treatment recommendations within this goal.
  • Develop a workable in-office “priority patient” approach.
  • Develop effective methods to consistently communicate a better message to patients.


7:30-8:15 a.m. Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:15-8:20 a.m.

Kimberly Raleigh, R.D.H. '01, MHSA '06
Institute for Advanced Continuing Dental Education, Alumni Relations and Communications
8:20-8:25 a.m.

Greetings and Introductions

John Dinka, D.D.S.

Immediate Past President, Detroit Mercy Dental Alumni Board

8:25-8:45 a.m.

School of Dentistry Update

Mert N. Aksu, D.D.S., J.D., MHSA, Cert. D.P.H.

Dean and Professor, Detroit Mercy Dental

8:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Maximize the Productivity of the Recall Visit Using the Oral-Systemic Link:
What to Do, What to Check, What to Say

Timothy Donley, D.D.S., M.S.D.

12:45-2 p.m.

Celebration Lunch, Poster Presentations and Vendors


Course Faculty

Timothy Donley, D.D.S., M.S.D.

In addition to maintaining a private Periodontics and Implantology practice in Bowling Green, KY, Dr. Donley is a sought-after speaker, renowned for breaking down complex ideas into understandable concepts while sharing the latest research in dentistry. His courses have earned high praise from Dentistry Today, which listed him among its Leaders in Continuing Education.


Dr. Donley is also an accomplished author; he co-authored the first-ever comprehensive textbook on ultrasonic debridement, and lectures and frequently publishes on topics of interest to clinical dentists and hygienists alike. On top of that, he's co-director of Collaboration for Change, an international effort dedicated to improving dentistry across the world!

Course Location

Huntington Place (formerly Cobo Hall)

1 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226

Click here for directions

Class Reunions

If your class would like to continue the Alumni Day celebration, contact us for reunion assistance. Downtown Detroit serves as a beautiful backdrop for celebratory events.

To help plan your class reunion, contact Kimberly Raleigh at or 313-494-6694.

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Tuition and Registration

Dentist: $150
Other: $95

Course tuition includes breakfast and lunch.

Course Credit

CEUs: 5 (Lecture & Research Posters)

AGD Subject Code: 490/144


The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry designates this activity for 4 lecture and 1 poster presentation units of continuing education credit.


Student Sponsors

A special thank you to those who are sponsoring student(s) attendance at the 2023 Alumni Day:

  • Dr. Robert Cole
  • Dr. Ed Mathein
  • Dr. Joan Lewis



Event Sponsors

Unconditional educational support has been provided by the following sponsors: