Learning Management System adds Treatment Coordinator curriculum

June 3, 2010 – Acworth, GA – Trapezio has officially launched the Academy of Treatment Coordinators, a new online course designed specifically for the Treatment Coordinator (TC). The new Academy program offers a comprehensive look at the role of the TC and provides ways to improve the new patient process for virtually any practice. It is now available as part of the new Learning Management System (LMS) offered by Trapezio.

“This is an exciting addition to the Trapezio LMS,” says Linda Reese, Executive Director of Trapezio. “The TC is considered such a critical position in today’s economy, having the right person and the right experience in this role can make or break a practice. The new TC program brings a variety of perspectives to help improve production.”

The in-depth content of the Academy of Treatment Coordinators is developed by an active TC who works full-time in a thriving practice. The author, Sandra Issiac, provides real-world examples and concepts that can be put to work for any orthodontic practice. Mrs. Issiac has created an engaging and informative 10-course program covering the new patient process from start to finish. The TC course covers a variety of topics including: the initial phone call, details of the office tour, exam room protocols, and ending with “closing the deal.” The lessons are structured to cover the entire new patient experience, bringing ideas and insight to polish current processes.

Unlike most continuing education, the Trapezio LMS not only structures content as building blocks but also requires an examination at the end of each lesson. Successful completion of the course requires a passing average score on the ten exams. Scoring is securely stored in the system for administrative review and future assessments. This competency-based education model improves retention compared to generic web-based seminars or webinars.

In today’s cloud computing environment, traveling is no longer a necessity to gain access to advanced and proven education on orthodontic fundamentals. Trapezio’s LMS provides easy access to not only the TC course but other orthodontic related training programs. With over 45,000 examinations already administered, the Trapezio LMS brings affordable continuing education to the doorstep of orthodontic practices worldwide. For more information regarding the Academy of Treatment Coordinators or the Trapezio learning suite, visit www.trapezio.com.

About Trapezio – Founded in 1998, Trapezio offers convenient and affordable staff training for orthodontic team members worldwide. In addition to the online programs, which earn graduates a certificate of completion and the designation AOAC (Academy of Orthodontic Assisting Certified), Trapezio also provides hands-on training, supplemental lessons and other programs to help offices train high quality auxiliary personnel to complete their professional team. Created by Dr. Doug Depew, Trapezio empowers orthodontists to provide the highest quality care to patients in an environment that benefits the patient, the staff, and the doctor. Trapezio and its AOA curriculum are endorsed by the American Association of Orthodontists for educating and training orthodontic assistants through a platform that covers a variety of topics. For more information on Trapezio, please visit www.trapezio.com or call (877) 976-4536.

Chelsea Reese, AOAC