Current Medical/Dental Issues & Scandinavian Healthcare

CME/CE Lecture Seminars for Medical, Dental, Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals

This Seminar is planned for 14 Continuing Education Credit Hours

  • CME/CE Professional Seminar Fee: $695
  • Seminar Attendance Fee: $450

CME/CE credits, Certificates of Completion and possible tax deductible guidelines will be provided for registered Professional Seminar attendees Certificates of Attendance will be provided for ALL registered seminar participants

Seminar Overview/Statement of Purpose:

The healthcare industry worldwide continues to face challenges and obstacles with providing quality healthcare and patient outcomes with continuing budgetary and resource challenges. Healthcare delivery is focusing more on prevention at the community level to meet these challenges.  Scandinavian countries, including Norway, have by necessity developed a healthcare delivery model combining population-based public health principles and prevention with clinical medicine due to their isolated locale and limited resources. Through professional exchanges with in-country practitioners, this program explores Scandinavia’s commitment to primary care as key to improving population health, how to effectively deal with the aging population while keeping rising healthcare costs down, and how to keep up with and utilize the newest technology.  By design, this program offers opportunities for medical professionals to compare and contrast cultural perspectives with current best practices in their own professional setting.  During this program, we will be looking at varied practice models from hospital and clinics. Each have a unique approach; however, we all desire the same outcome.

Planned In Country Healthcare Topics Include:

  • Scandinavian Healthcare System: History, Challenges & Conquests
  • Updates & Scandinavian Perspectives in Dentistry
  • Orthodontics for Adults: Impact on Quality of Life & Longevity
  • Immediate Implant Reconstruction – Teeth in a Day
  • Longevity and the Human Gut
  • Travel Medicine Updates & Medicine at Sea

Educational Goals: Our goal is to provide unparalleled CME/CE travel opportunities for healthcare professionals that combine their most passionate destination desires with their educational goals, fostering exceptional learning experiences, friendships and connections with national and international colleagues.

  • Conduct educational healthcare programs to learn about best practice models reflecting current approaches in medicine and healthcare across different cultures for providing quality patient outcomes
  • Provide professional educational exchanges with international colleagues, healthcare educational organizations and clinics to gain cross-cultural perspectives and updates in the treatment and prevention of disease
  • Allow medical/healthcare professionals to compare and contrast current best practices in medical/healthcare delivery to provide quality patient outcomes in their own professional setting

PES Distinguished Speakers

Jeffrey Bunkers, DDS, MS, PES Advisory Board

Dr. Jeffrey Bunkers has been working in the field of orthodontics for 31 years. He graduated from the University of Nebraska, School of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Surgery, and received his Orthodontic Certification at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Bunkers is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Ohio Dental Association, Ohio Association of Orthodontists and Toledo Dental Society.

Richard N. Vest, Jr., DDS

Dr. Richard N. Vest, Jr., now retired, had an office in Birmingham, Alabama and practiced with a full scope of periodontists with expertise ranging from dental implants to cosmetic periodontal surgery, such as gum grafting and crown lengthening. Dr. Vest also provided surgical and non-surgical treatment for periodontal (gum) disease. He received his DDS degree from the University of Tennessee followed by a residency in Periodontics at the University of Alabama.

PES In-Country Medical Visit

Nordkapp Health Sector, Honningsvag, Norway

The health and social sector of the North Cape in Honningsvag consists of health care, medical, and midwifery services. The health and social care sector handles preventative and health promotion work, provides necessary health care rehabilitation services, social services, and refugee services, as well as home-based and institutional care.

Learning Objectives: Keep abreast of rapid expansion of medical knowledge and current best practice models on multiple topics to facilitate change and thus provide continually excellent patient care.

By design, this program permits medical experts to collaborate with colleagues and international counterparts to realize cross cultural view points and updates within the treatment and prevention of disease and offers opportunities to compare and contrast current best practices to supply quality patient care and outcomes in their own professional setting

Continuing Education Recognition Awards offered for healthcare professionals on this PES Program include:

Physicians: Programs are reviewed by the American Academy of Family Physicians for a minimum of 14 Prescribed Credit Hours. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s) toward the AMA Physician Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

ADA GreenDentists: The Professional Education Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The Professional Education Society designates this activity for a minimum of 14 continuing education credits.

Nurses: The Professional Education Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 5428, for up to 14 contact hours. Although the California Board of Registered Nursing does not approve individual continuing education courses, providers are required by law to be approved by the Board. Reciprocity for continuing education hours for nurses is available in most states. Please check with your regulation board regarding requirements.

For Other Healthcare Professionals: Certificates of Attendance are issued to all participants attending credit sessions and can be submitted for credit approval to their professional board. In order to receive a Certificate of Attendance, registrants must sign-in, attend the programs and complete a program evaluation.

Tax Deduction: This healthcare seminar has been designed to comply with current IRS convention rules and deductibility requirements under Code Section 274(h)(1) as directly related to the conduct of the attendee’s profession and meeting the reasonableness standard of the foreign seminar rules. The formal meetings will be scheduled with lectures and discussions. Seminars in conference rooms, clinics or hospitals will be conducted by in-country speakers as well as distinguished faculty of the Professional Education Society.

Documentation verifying the scheduling dates, locations, hours of attendance, certificate of participation, and appropriate certificate of continuing medical, dental or nursing education will be provided at the completion of the conference. Tax deductible benefits are not guaranteed and we recommend that every attendee should consult with their Tax Consultant about their Individual situation to determine the appropriate amount and reporting of deductible expenses.