Communication Workshop, January 2014

Dr. Coker took Britnee and Katie to a 2-day communication workshop in Atlanta this past week-end. They took plenty of notes and came back with all kinds of new ideas to make the patient experience in our office even better.
Dental education

Part of the reason for going to workshops is to meet and/or reconnect with dentists and their teams from across the country who practice with the same dental philosophy that we do.


Britnee and Katie are to the right of their new friends in the picture below.

dental education

“The cat that ate the canary…” or I wonder what Dr. Coker is thinking!

Tyler dentist Dr. Rick Coker


The Star of the South

Melinda Coker was a featured speaker at the 2013 Star of the South Dental Meeting in Houston on March 8th from 1:30 – 3:30 PM.  The title of her talk was Diet and the Big 3: The Startling Connection and What You Can Do About It.

In the description of her talk Melinda said, “As health professionals, we are strangely silent about the 2,000 U.S. women who are dying each day of diseases that are mostly preventable and possibly even reversible.  This lecture will include current research which shows ways that women can increase their odds of never developing heart disease, cancer or stroke.”

Melinda Coker speaking at The Star of the South Dental Meeting

There were over 6,000 dental professionals registered for the conference and our entire office went to cheer on Melinda and then to attend other lectures on various dental procedures and techniques.  They also enjoyed looking at all the new materials and equipment in the Exhibit Hall.

Katie and Cara

Of course, much of the fun in going to out-of-town meetings is to find good Mexican food.  Dr. Coker and Melinda can always eat beans, rice and salsa! 🙂

Ronda, Mary and Cheryl