Welcome to PTCA

The Patient Treatment Coordinator Association (PTCA) was established to educate and empower dental implant and treatment coordinators. PTCA aims to bring together like-minded professionals to network, practice share, and define our role in the delivery of comprehensive patient care in implant dentistry. The dental implant and treatment coordinator role has responsibilities and needs unlike any other dental team member which includes patient education, referral management, and treatment plan education. It is especially important for treatment coordinators to continually educate themselves with business course and continual clinical education. The association provides opportunities for education and growth specific to the needs of this role.

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Welcome to PTCA

The Patient Treatment Coordinator Association (PTCA) was established to educate and empower dental implant and treatment coordinators. PTCA aims to bring together like-minded professionals to network, practice share, and define our role in the delivery of comprehensive patient care in implant dentistry. The dental implant and treatment coordinator role has responsibilities and needs unlike any other dental team member which includes patient education, referral management, and treatment plan education. It is especially important for treatment coordinators to continually educate themselves with business course and continual clinical education. The association provides opportunities for education and growth specific to the needs of this role.

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About PTCA

The association was initially established in 2015 as DICA, the Dental Implant Coordinator Association. As the association grew, it was realized that many implant coordinators also serve as treatment coordinators in their practices. They see all new patients and coordinate treatment, not limited to implant cases. The new goal was to make sure these treatment coordinators were also represented and identified in the association’s goals, leading to the creation of the Patient Treatment Coordinator Association. PTCA began with six implant coordinators from all over the United States, who now form the Board of Directors. The Board is equally represented by both periodontics and oral surgery implant treatment coordinators. The PTCA Board looks to provide great opportunities without relying on any sole corporate sponsor. This keeps the purity of the group intact and allows for team members to join without any conflicts of interest or exclusion of interested coordinators.

The PTCA champions the specialty practice in implant placement. Implant coordinators must work in a specialist’s practice in order to become a member. As PTCA has grown, the group implemented a mentoring program. Newer implant coordinators are being paired with experienced implant coordinators to continue the learning process and gain knowledge helpful to their practice.

In 2015, the inaugural DICA meeting was held in Denver, Colorado. There were over 100 surgical implant coordinators and surgical team members in attendance, as well as, two visitors from the Japanese counterpart, JDICA. The group has continued to grow with overwhelming interest and excitement, the need for this type of organization has been confirmed. The 2015 Denver meeting focused on all areas of the implant coordinator’s job by offering courses and speakers on internet marketing, referral relationships, and creating continuing education programs. There were also clinicians who spoke on implant supported prostheses and clinical aspects of patient education. Future meetings will continue to provide team and business building courses, a multitude of clinical techniques and explanations by experienced professionals, and interactive sessions with members to share ideas and collaborate.

About PTCA

The association was initially established in 2015 as DICA, the Dental Implant Coordinator Association. As the association grew, it was realized that many implant coordinators also serve as treatment coordinators in their practices. They see all new patients and coordinate treatment, not limited to implant cases. The new goal was to make sure these treatment coordinators were also represented and identified in the association’s goals, leading to the creation of the Patient Treatment Coordinator Association. PTCA began with six implant coordinators from all over the United States, who now form the Board of Directors. The Board is equally represented by both periodontics and oral surgery implant treatment coordinators. The PTCA Board looks to provide great opportunities without relying on any sole corporate sponsor. This keeps the purity of the group intact and allows for team members to join without any conflicts of interest or exclusion of interested coordinators.

The PTCA champions the specialty practice in implant placement. Implant coordinators must work in a specialist’s practice in order to become a member. As PTCA has grown, the group implemented a mentoring program. Newer implant coordinators are being paired with experienced implant coordinators to continue the learning process and gain knowledge helpful to their practice.

In 2015, the inaugural DICA meeting was held in Denver, Colorado. There were over 100 surgical implant coordinators and surgical team members in attendance, as well as, two visitors from the Japanese counterpart, JDICA. The group has continued to grow with overwhelming interest and excitement, the need for this type of organization has been confirmed. The 2015 Denver meeting focused on all areas of the implant coordinator’s job by offering courses and speakers on internet marketing, referral relationships, and creating continuing education programs. There were also clinicians who spoke on implant supported prostheses and clinical aspects of patient education. Future meetings will continue to provide team and business building courses, a multitude of clinical techniques and explanations by experienced professionals, and interactive sessions with members to share ideas and collaborate.

 
 
 

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Testimonials on PTCA

We are so fortunate to work with many implant and treatment coordinators, surgeons, and sponsors. This site is a work in progress as we start collecting testimonials.

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I’m a board certified periodontist in private practice in San Diego, California. I have served on many boards and committees for several different organizations, but PTCA is unique in the high quality programs it offers to train, empower, and motivate my team. The other members and leaders in PTCA are high caliber professionals who I can lean to trouble shoot the unique challenges my practice may face. I have been highly impressed by the quality of the educational programs and networking opportunities I experienced at our last meeting and look forward to bringing my team and referring treatment coordinators to the next PTCA meeting!

-Tina Beck, Southern California Periodontics & Implantology

 

Blogs News & Updates on PTCA

We want our members to be able to reach out to each other in order to practice share, ask questions, and not constantly have to reinvent the wheel.

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Member Spotlight
2018/08/07

Hello all! My name is Kathy Cripps, and I am the Dental Implant Director for a 10 doctor, 7 location practice. Over the years I have continued to try to find courses that relate to my position and the PTCA has done this and more.

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2018 PTCA Annual Conference
2018/06/06

Secure your Earlybird pricing by Friday, June 15th! Click here for full event information and to register directly through EventBrite!

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Contact PTCA

We would love to hear from you! If you have any questions about the Patient Treatment Coordinator Association, membership, upcoming conferences, or education, email us at infoptcassociation@gmail.com.

Emily Duross

Cheryl Fraizer, Vice President 

Traci Newton

 

Patient Treatment Coordinators Association

801 Timber Ridge Rd, Edmond OK 73034

 
 
 

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