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.

Download our membership form

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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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.

 

We Are Grateful For Our Sponsors

Platinum-   FirmMediaLogo     straumann logo     ZB logo-tag     Lending club 2     NB logo

Gold-   p18gge715mt591724qn97lmkmc11    Thommen_logo

Silver-          

Events Sign up with PTCA

What is coming up for the Patient Treatment Coordinator Association? We are bringing quality education opportunities to both our members and those in our industry. 

Aug 25-26

Annual P.T.C.A. Meeting
Chicago, IL Aug 25-26, 2017

Join us for the 3rd Annual conference hosted by the Patient Treatment Coordinators Association! This event will be taking place at the LondonHouse Chicago Hotel on August 25th and august 26th, 2017. We hope to see you there! View this year's agenda here!

Nov 05-06

High Impact Training to Create Value for Today's Savvy Patient
Dallas, Texas Nov 05-6, 2016

An invitation only event for PTCA Members and their guests. The PTCA and JoAn Majors/Out of the Mouth have collaborated on this custom program as a way to create a win-win. Specialists can create a unique bond with their referrals by offering them ways to grow their practices via the team. Today's world is morphing from the "information age" to the "relationship age." This means there is a greater currency on the quality of our relationships with patients, within a team, with referrals and referral's teams. JoAn Majors' dynamic program will provide insight, patient savvy lingo, communication scripts, and relationship skills to help today's coordinators become magnificent. The workshop will cover in detail The Cycle of 6: "Creating the Life-Long Connection." The presenting team will immerse attendees in practice exercises on these new skills as they learn tangible ways to differentiate their practices.



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 am the CEO at Firm Media Inc. which is a digital marketing agency that serves both the medical and dental fields. Firm Media started 9 years ago this June, and one of the primary reasons was because I believed professional practices deserved better than what was offered at the time. We offer market exclusivity, and we have focused diligently on measuring data to produce results, all the while doing beautiful work. I have always believed that all you need to do is great work and the rest will follow. 
 
Doing great work is exactly the reason why I support PTCA. This is an organization that is altruistic in nature. PTCA is a committed group of people who are very good at that they do for their respective practices. When I found out that their mission was to simply make treatment coordinators and their respective practices the best they could be while keeping the association ethical and affordable—I was in! It’s the right idea, started at the right time for the right reasons. 
 
-Christopher Suchánek, Chief Executive Officer of Firm Media
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!
 
When I was asked to participate as a PTCA Board Advisor, I did not hesitate to say yes. I have had a great career, and Heather Collins has been my right hand as my Implant Treatment Coordinator for many years. Her enthusiasm for getting this organization off the ground has been contagious. I am still a practicing OMS, but I have slowed my patient practice and being a part of something worthwhile from the beginning is a real opportunity. At this point in my career, this is the type of project that gets my attention. The need to develop patient coordination as the profession it deserves to be is a big part of what has been designed. Having benefitted greatly from my experience with Heather in that position makes me want to share that synergy going forward.
 

-Dr James Baker, OKC-OMS. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon and Business Owner from Oklahoma City, OK

 

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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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2017 PTCA Annual Conference
2017/06/02

Lock in your special hotel rate by Monday, July 31st – Hurry there are a limited number of rooms still available! Click here for full event information and to register directly through EventBrite!

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Why a Treatment Coordinator?
2017/05/16

A few questions always come up from both doctors and team members when discussing an implant coordinator.

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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

E-mail: infoptcassociation@gmail.com