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Infection Control: That Thing You Do - Presented by Dr. John A. Molinari
THURSDAY, AUGUST 27th 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Category 1

This seminar will discuss the most current infection control regulations and recommendations for dentistry. The most current Canadian guidelines for dental infection control, along with the recent U.S. CDC updates, as well as accumulated data regarding health care risks, vaccinations, personal protective equipment (PPE), and preventive measures serve as frameworks for this presentation. Evidence-based information also will be discussed to address certain issues where perceptions and misuse of infection control procedures and products are in conflict with scientific and clinical knowledge. Thus, a major goal of this presentation is to help dental professionals increase their understanding of the “why” as well as the “what” of infection control practices.

Seminar Learning Objectives:
  • understand the rationale for effective, practical, infection control precautions based on current science- and evidence-based knowledge

  • use aseptic procedures as fundamental components of an infection control program

  • understand the application of routine practices when providing patient care

  • comprehend the most current vaccination recommendations for dental health professionals

  • describe recent advances and applications of heat sterilization technology and instrument reprocessing

  • describe the use of disposables and disinfectants used in environmental surface asepsis

  • describe factors which can lead to dental unit waterline (DUWL) contamination

  • comprehend practical strategies which may minimize forms of DUWL contamination

  • discuss routine practice infection control precautions with patients


    Allergic Patients and Dental Care Providers: Practice Implications - Presented by Dr. John A. Molinari
    THURSDAY, AUGUST 27th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Category 1

    Upon completion of this course, the participant should understand that virtually every chemical, drug and dental material employed in the dental office has been known to induce allergic reactions in both clinical personnel and patients. Clinicians should be prepared for the potential hazards these individuals present during dental treatment. Comprehension of the classes of hypersensitive reactions, clinical manifestations, and principles associated with development and treatment of allergies are thus required for the effective management of patients. Discussion will also include immunological mechanisms and manifestations of allergic reactions associated with latex components and products, as well as evolving prevention strategies.

    Seminar Objectives:
  • understand that certain allergic reactions are directly observable in the oro-facial tissues and that practitioners will be treating patients who may suffer from allergic conditions.

  • consider the multi-faceted aspects of clinical hypersensitivity reactions

  • understand immunological mechanisms and allergic manifestations

  • apply the principles discussed to clinical situations which occur in patient care

  • recognize manifestations of allergic reactions associated with latex components and products




    John A. Molinari, Ph.D. Dr. Molinari serves as Director of Infection Control for THE DENTAL ADVISOR in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Previously, he served for 32 years at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Director of Infection Control. He has published over 450 scientific articles, text chapters, and abstracts in the areas of microbiology and immunology, and lectures nationally and internationally on topics dealing with infectious diseases and infection control. Dr. Molinari is also co-author of the text Cottone’s Practical Infection Control in Dentistry. He has served as a consultant for the CDC, ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, Council on Dental Practice, and regional hospitals. Dr. Molinari also was Chairman of the State of Michigan Governor’s Risk Reduction and AIDS Policy Commission. Previously, he was the Infection Control section editor for The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, a member of the Editorial Board for The Journal of the American Dental Association and contributed a monthly column for Dental Economics. He is currently a member of the Michigan Board of Dentistry. In recognition of his efforts, Dr. Molinari was inducted as an honorary member of the Michigan Dental Association, the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists, and was a 2009 recipient of the ADA Golden Apple Award.





    Diagnosis and Treatment of Occlusal Problems - Presented by Dr. Gary DeWood
    THURSDAY, AUGUST 27th 8:30AM - 11:30AM
    Category 1

    This program will provide participants with
  • An understanding of when the occlusion is a problem
  • The ability to identify the etiology of the problem
  • How to capture and plan for the patient’s occlusal patterns
  • How to design the therapeutic occlusion to deal with the problem

    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists and Assistants


    Designing an Occlusion - Where do I start - Presented by Dr. Gary DeWood
    THURSDAY, AUGUST 27th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Category 1

    This program will provide participants with:
  • The history of occlusal thought and practice
  • An understanding of the three reference positions used in dentistry
  • The skill of identifying when each is indicated and when it is not
  • The ability to utilize each of the three references in planning
  • Equilibration techniques for planning and therapy from any reference

    Audience: Dentists and Assistants


    The 4 Riddles - Presented by Dr. Gary DeWood and Dr. Lee Ann Brady
    SATURDAY, AUGUST 29th 8:30AM - 11:30AM
    Category 1

    In this program Lee and Gary will discuss the 4 riddles that all dental teams must solve to achieve success. The Patient Riddle, the Technical Riddle, the Behavioral Riddle, and the Financial Riddle.

    THE PATIENT RIDDLE
    Who is this person, why are they here, why me, why now, what are they after, what are their expectations? ….. knowing the answers to these questions enables the team to connect and to serve. Service is the key to creating missionaries for your practice.

    THE TECHNICAL RIDDLE (VERY briefly)
    What is the appropriate solution to the problem this patient presents with? There is only one correct diagnosis - there are multiple solutions. How do you and the team present consistent and compelling information that will help the patient ask for your best stuff?

    THE BEHAVIORAL RIDDLE
    If it were all about telling patients what was in their interest and doing it every dental practice would be infinitely successful. Helping patients come to ownership of a problem for which they desire a solution, or helping them see and understand their health in a different way requires behavioral skills and practice.

    THE FINANCIAL RIDDLE
    Unless the practice is a FREE dental clinic everyone involved needs to make a living. It’s not possible to just do the dentistry - you must get paid for it and you must monitor how you are doing. It's a TEAM event when financial success happens.

    Following this course participants will be able to:
  • Complete a NP experience that gathers all appropriate data about patients while CONNECTING
  • Create ownership for patients so they request the treatment that you would have recommended
  • Plan and monitor financial success

    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists and Assistants



    Dr. Gary DeWood has been actively practicing restorative dentistry since 1980 and actively involved in teaching dentists since 1992. He currently serves as Executive VP for Curriculum and Clinical Education at Spear, an internationally recognized dental continuing education company founded by Dr. Frank Spear. In addition to his teaching duties he maintains a private referral practice on the Spear campus. He has held positions as President of the Seattle Institute, Clinical Director, Director of Business Systems, and Director of Marketing and Publications at The Pankey Institute, Adjunct Professor at the Arizona School of Oral and Dental Health, Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry, and Assistant Professor at the University of Toledo College of Medicine.

    As a member of the resident faculty for Spear, Dr. DeWood teaches in all of the workshops offered at the Spear Campus in Scottsdale, Arizona, produces educational video for the Spear ONLINE digital suite, and contributes writing and material to the Spear Review and websites.





    Communication Toolbelt - “Human Capital” - Presented by Lisa Philp
    THURSDAY, AUGUST 27th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
    Category 2

    Dentistry is a human capital people business that requires continual learning to attract, retain and nurture the relationship aspect of patient interactions. Dentistry is a people business –the research shows that 85% of our success is directly related to our ability to understand, connect and communicate with people.

    The generations have demanded that we learn and grow our “social intelligence” How you speak and convey your messages combined with how well you receive others messages determines the process of mutual understanding you access in others. The new tools will rejuvenate and inspire you to embrace and simplify the art of influence and relationships while achieving what you want.

    Course Objectives
  • Key words and phrases that have immediate impact

  • The impact of inflection and tone in our messages

  • Laws of communication and value of listening

  • How to become a master interviewer

  • Power of body language in our interactions


    Ultimate SYNERGISTIC Team - “1+1=3” - Presented by Lisa Philp


    THURSDAY, AUGUST 27th 1:30PM - 4:30PM
    Category 2

    An empowered and highly motivated “Team” is the key to a successful practice. The average dental team only accesses 10% - 15% of its potential. Imagine a team who has maximized their potential and perform at optimal levels. They are a cooperative, cohesive group who are working towards a common vision. We are better together combining strengths then working alone.

    Course Objectives
  • How to have more positive stress then negative stress

  • Effective Problem Solving Techniques

  • Developing a structure for defined roles on the team

  • Importance of a Shared Vision and Values

  • Empowering the culture of cooperation

  • How to conduct goal writing and a productive team meetings

  • Goal Writing for group results

  • Laws of communication and connection



    Lisa Philp RDH, CMC is the President of Transitions Group North America, a full service coaching company for dentistry. She graduated from East Tennessee State University as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 1987. Her career began with clinical hygiene in United States and Canada to the creation of a periodontal disease management program in which she coached thousands of dental professionals. She is currently a leader, author, and coach and highly sought after North American speaker.

    Lisa is committed to being an eternal student in the areas of personal growth, leadership, change management, human capital potential, adult learning, advanced training techniques and communication skills. Her mission is to make dentistry simple and fun allowing dental professionals to achieve personal and professional fulfillment in the workplace.





    Adaptation of Dental Technology in the Dental Practice - Presented by Dr. Amarjit Rihal
    THURSDAY, AUGUST 27th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
    FRIDAY, AUGUST 28th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
    Category 1

    With the ever increasing reliance on technology in Dentistry, the everyday clinician needs to make a variety of choices when it comes to dentistry that they can provide their patients.

    This course will review:
  • CAD/CAM materials in dentistry, what to use where

  • CAD/CAM system review, what is out there and what system would be the best in your practice

  • CAD/CAM application, how do we utilize technology to maximize efficiency through a digital work flow

  • CBCT from guided implant surgery to advance treatment planning this technology can ensure positive outcomes for your implant placements

    This course will have live demonstrations of chair side impressioning units complete with all aspects of treatment from planning to design to cementation.



    Amarjit Rihal, DDM obtained his DMD degree from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry, in 1995. His professional interest has involved all aspects of implant and CAD/CAM dentistry. He has additional training in both hard and soft tissue grafting as well as placing and restoring implants. In addition to implantology, Dr. Rihal has acquired expertise in CAD/CAM based prosthetic dentistry, involving numerous CAD systems and materials. Utilizing his CEREC ac and InLab system he has designed over 2000 restorations. He presently is a partner in a large group practice in Winnipeg, MB and serves on the boards of the Manitoba Dental Association and the National Dental Examination Board. He has newly be elected to the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada. He also was a part time clinical instructor at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry and is a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and International College of Dentist.





    CPR - Presented by Heart & Stroke Foundation
    THURSDAY, AUGUST 27th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
    THURSDAY, AUGUST 27th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    FRIDAY, AUGUST 28th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
    Category 1

    Specifically designed for the Health Care Professional, this course provides training on the skills required for Adult, Child and Infant resuscitation; includes proper use of barrier devices and use of the Bag Valve Mask.





    Financial Planning for Dental Professionals - Presented by Christine Van Cauwenberghe and Jack Courtney
    THURSDAY, AUGUST 27th 1:30PM - 4:30PM
    Category 2

    This session will review the factors influencing the decision to incorporate, the restrictions placed on incorporated professionals in many provinces and a wide range of planning decisions relating to debt repayment, compensation, tax reduction, retirement planning, creditor protection and education planning.

    Find out how your estate plan should be structured to consider your personal situation – whether single, common-law, married, separated, divorced, widowed or in a blended family. We will also discuss specific issues that can arise for people who own vacation properties or businesses, or who have disabled beneficiaries. In particular, we will review how Canadians are taxed at the time of death, and the type of strategies that can be implemented to ensure your estate is distributed in the optimal manner, including the use of testamentary trusts.




    Christine Van Cauwenberghe B.Comm. (Hons), LL.B., CFP, TEP, is Assistant Vice-President, Tax and Estate Planning, in the Advanced Financial Planning department of Investors Group. Christine obtained both her Commerce and Law degree from the University of Manitoba prior to being called to the Bar in both Manitoba (1995) and Ontario (2004). Christine spent several years practicing tax law with a large law firm in Winnipeg prior to joining Investors Group in 2001.

    Christine is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation, has her Certified Financial Planner designation and is a Trust & Estate Practitioner, as certified by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (“STEP”). She is the Chair of STEP Winnipeg and Chair of the Editorial Committee for STEP Inside, the national magazine published by STEP Canada.

    Christine has published several industry papers, including with the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Law Society of Manitoba and the Estates, Trusts and Pension Journal. She is also the author of Wealth Planning Strategies for Canadians, which is published annually by Thomson Carswell and is currently in its 8th edition. Christine has given lectures to numerous professional groups and is a regular media spokesperson for Investors Group. Christine lives in Winnipeg with her husband and son.


    Jack Courtney, B.A., LL.B., CFP, TEP - Vice-President, Private Client Planning. Jack joined Investors Group in 1997 and is responsible for coordinating financial planning, tax and estate planning support for high net worth clients.

    A tax lawyer by background, Jack obtained his Bachelor of Arts and law degree from the University of Manitoba, and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1988. He is a Certified Financial Planner and a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation and Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Jack has practiced law in both the private and public sectors and his experience includes five years as tax litigation counsel with the Federal Department of Justice.

    He has worked extensively with owner-managers of private companies on issues relating to tax planning, business succession, executive compensation and trusts, and he has made numerous presentations to both public and professional audiences on these topics.





    Today's Top Clinical Tips - Presented by Dr. Lee Ann Brady
    FRIDAY, AUGUST 28th 8:30AM - 11:30AM
    Category 1

    Dentistry is changing at a rapid pace. Being successful and efficient is about staying on top of the newest trends and clinical tips. In this program Dr. Brady will present the top clinical tips and techniques she is teaching. Some are old tried and true approaches that remain successful, while others introduce brand new materials and approaches. Tips will span the areas of prevention, posterior composites and indirect all ceramics.

    Learning Objectives:
  • Caries and Perio Prevention
  • Posterior Composite Efficiency and Effectiveness
  • Successful Bonding & Cementation
  • Improved Posterior All Ceramic Restorations

    Audience: Dentists, Assistants



    Anterior Estheric Techniques & Materials - Presented by Dr. Lee Ann Brady
    FRIDAY, AUGUST 28th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Category 1

    Accomplishing exquisite anterior restorative results is a combination of preparation technique and materials selections. This program will present an approach to plan margin placement and tooth reduction to accomplish the proposed tooth position, contour and color of the new restoration as well as assuring functional success. It is challenging to select from one of the many choices of esthetic restorative materials that are available. We will discuss the esthetic and functional parameters of each material to facilitate appropriate material selection. An efficient and effective process for streamlining tooth preparation will be presented.

    Learning Objectives:
  • Anterior full coverage preparation design
  • Anterior partial coverage preparation design
  • Preparation planning
  • Anterior materials
  • Retraction & impression
  • Provisionalization
  • Bonding & cementation

    Audience: Dentists, Assistants



    Dr. Lee Ann Brady is a privately practicing dentist and nationally recognized educator, lecturer and author. With an extensive history in leadership, previously as Executive VP of Clinical Education for Spear Education and Clinical Director of the Pankey Institute; Dr. Brady is currently the Director of Education for Clinical Mastery, providing hands on and live patient programs across the country. Dr. Brady has also developed a vast library of online instruction at www.leeannbrady.com . She practices in Glendale Arizona, is the clinical editor of the SSC Journal, and a member of the editorial board for the JCD and Dentaltown Magazine.






    What Every Dentist Needs to Know About TMD - Presented by Dr. Jeffrey Okeson
    FRIDAY, AUGUST 28th 8:30AM - 11:30AM
    FRIDAY, AUGUST 28th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Category 1

    This course will present a sound, straight forward approach to treating many masticatory pain problems. Emphasis will be placed on proper diagnosis so that correct therapy can be selected for each patient. Principles used to locate the site and source of pain will be presented. The role of occlusion in TMD will be discussed in detail. Specific information will be provided for the management of the two most common types of temporomandibular disorders; masticatory muscle pain and intracapsular TMJ pain.

    Objectives:
  • To identify those pain disorders that will likely respond to your therapy from those that will not.

  • The relationship between occlusion and temporomandibular disorders.

  • The most favorable condylar position for restorative dentistry and TMD.

  • The appropriate use of occlusal appliance therapy.



    Dr. Jeffrey Okeson is Professor, Chairman of the Department of Oral Health Science at the University of Kentucky and Director of the College's Orofacial Pain Center, which he established in 1977. He has authored three textbooks on TM disorders and orofacial pain that are presently used in most US dental schools and have been translated into eleven different languages. He has also published more than 220 articles and chapters. Dr. Okeson is a very sought after lecturer on the subject of TMD and orofacial pain and has presented more than 1100 invited lectures on the subject of TMD and orofacial pain in all 50 states and in 54 different countries. He has received the campus wide University of Kentucky “Great Teacher Award”, the Provost’s Distinguished Service Professorship, the American Academy of Orofacial Pain’s Service Award and the first ever “Distinguished Alumni Award” from the College of Dentistry. Dr. Okeson has also received “The International Dentist of the Year Award” from the Academy of Dentistry International. This is the highest award recognized by this Academy and was given to him in recognition of his worldwide efforts in providing education in the area of temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain.






    Bridging the Gap: Tips for Treating a Patient with Autism and/or Anxiety - Presented by Karen A. Raposa
    FRIDAY, AUGUST 28th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
    Category 1

    Learning about the patient with autism can also be extremely beneficial to the care and treatment of the patient with fear and anxiety. This course will review the data and definitions of Autism Spectrum Disorder and will explore the multitude of techniques that can help guide patients with both autism and anxiety through a successful dental appointment.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now reporting that 1 in every 68 children today is born with some form of Autism, a disease that affects an individual’s ability to communicate, socialize, and in some cases function independently on a day-to-day basis. Practitioners are finding patients who are challenged with these diseases in their practice on a more routine basis than ever before. The need to better understand these patients and their unique abilities and gifts has never been greater.

    A review of how to properly assess the patient’s abilities will be conducted. Techniques for treatment and a review of technology and creativity that might be used will be explored. A comprehensive documented home care regimen that should be provided to caretakers will be discussed. Guidelines will be given for practitioners on how to easily incorporate these special patients into their practice and make their career more rewarding than they ever imagined it could be.

    Course Objectives
  • Generate a basic understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Provide a review of how to properly assess the patient’s abilities

  • Establish and review techniques for treatment that encompass creativity and the latest in technology

  • Review case studies to highlight proper patient evaluation and treatment

  • Explore a comprehensive home care guidelines document for patient care takers

  • Provide guidelines on how to easily incorporate the patient with ASD into a typical practice

    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists and Assistants




    Karen A. Raposa, RDH, MBA is currently Clinical Education Manager with Hu-Friedy Mfg Co. Karen has spent the last several years of her career lecturing to dental professionals internationally and writing several journal articles on a variety of topics. She is co-editor of the textbook titled “Treating the Dental Patient with a Developmental Disorder” which was released in July 2012.






    Protecting Your Million Dollar Portfolio in Any Market - Presented by Gerald R. Connor
    FRIDAY, AUGUST 28th 1:30PM - 4:30PM
    Category 2

    You are well on your way to establishing a successful dental career, you’ve established a thriving dental practice, or you are ready to transition out of full-time practice. Regardless of your professional stage in life, your hard work and aspirations have allowed you to accumulate a substantial investment portfolio that puts you in exclusive company.

    This success may have changed your investment priorities. Rather than simply growing your portfolio, your concerns now may be more unique and personal – mitigating taxes, structuring your portfolio to generate tax-efficient income, or other financial or estate planning issues. Furthermore, you may question whether your portfolio of mutual funds, ETF’s and individual stocks, is adequately structured to meet the unique needs of you and your family. If these issues ring true for you, this would be the right time to partner with an experienced, trusted, professional advisor that understands your needs.

    Join CDSPI and the founder, Chairman and CEO of Cumberland Private Wealth Management Inc. (Cumberland), Gerald R. Connor, who will discuss important issues relevant to investing in today’s economy. Mr. Connor will also review how Cumberland is positioning their high net worth client portfolios to withstand market volatility.

    Offered in association with Cumberland, CDSPI’s Private Wealth Management Service offers discretionary and customized portfolio management solutions designed to benefit dentists and their families with combined investable assets of $1 million or more.



    Gerald R. Connor,Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Cumberland Private Wealth Management Inc.
    Mr.Connor has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cumberland since founding the firm, together with three partners, in 1997. He is responsible for the firm’s overall investment policy, its operations and its strategic direction. He also has responsibility for managing a significant base of clients to which he brings over 40 years of investment experience. Prior to Cumberland, Mr. Connor was a founding partner of Connor, Clark & Company, Connor Clark & Lunn, and 20/20 Investment Management, which collectively managed over $16 billion for high-net-worth clients, pension plans and mutual funds. Before that, he managed discretionary funds at Baker Weeks of Canada and headed the Canadian operations of Francis I. DuPont and Co.









    Management and Prevention of Gingival Recession: The Interactive Seminar - Presented by Dr. George K. Merijohn
    FRIDAY, AUGUST 28th 1:30PM - 4:30PM
    Category 1

    Gingival recession is highly common worldwide with the prevalence and severity increasing with age. In the United States alone, 58% of adults 30 years and older on average have gingival recession on 22% of their teeth.

    An unfavorable consequence of gingival recession is the exposure of root surfaces to potentially cariogenic supragingival microbiota. Root caries is a debilitating disease afflicting more than 55% of older adults. Exposed cosmetic restoration margins and exposed sensitive roots are now an unfortunate everyday occurrence in practice as is gingival recession following orthodontic tooth movement.

    Knowing what to do about gingival recession can be difficult, but not after this unique interactive seminar! You will be introduced to and guided in the use of the innovative Gingival Recession Checklist, an evidence- based chairside guide that can facilitate the development of interventions by helping you focus on triage, evaluation, and patient communication regarding modifiable conditions that increase the risk for gingival recession.

    Take this seminar and increase the scope of your practice services to include the management and prevention of gingival recession. Course workbook included.

    You Will Learn:
    The key factors that increase susceptibility to gingival recession
    A systematic approach for developing targeted and personalized action plans for the prevention and management of gingival recession in your practice
    Practical clinical decision-making criteria for when and how to monitor gingival recession and when a patient is a candidate for surgical evaluation or referral to a periodontist

    Audience: Dentists, Dental Specialists, Dental Hygienists, Assistants and staff




    George K. Merijohn, DDS operated his private periodontal practice in downtown San Francisco for 28 years. He is an Associate Professor for post-graduate periodontics at the University of California San Francisco and the University of Washington. Dr. Merijohn is an appointed Special Expert of the California Dental Board and serves as a consultant to dental schools and to the legal profession. He is also the director of Perio Access® Publishing and KlWlmethod® Hands-On Workshops.

    An active lecturer in dentistry, Dr. Merijohn is an invited speaker at major U.S. and international meetings. His articles on mucogingival clinical decision-making and risk assessment are published in peer-reviewed journals and he has authored chapters in the textbook, Decision-Making in Periodontology. Dr. Merijohn serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Evidence-based Dental Practice and is the founder and director of the Meadowood Dental Study Club in Napa Valley California.

    Dr. Merijohn received his dental degree with high honors from the University of Illinois and his certificate in periodontics in 1981 from the University of Washington.


    Dr George Merijohn is a well-known periodontist from San Francisco. Recently, he was interviewed by the TDA Council on Annual Session about the program he will present at the TEXAS Meeting in May 2015.Please see the link below for the Q&A with Dr. George Merijohn

    Questions & Answers with Dr. George Merijohn






    The General Practitioner, the Dental Team and Interceptive Orthodontics: A Proactive Approach - Presented by Dr. Jean-Marc Retrouvey
    SATURDAY, AUGUST 29th 8:30AM - 11:30AM
    Category 1

    The dental team should monitor the development of the mixed dentition very closely as it is the foundation of the permanent dentition. The primary dentition is being replaced by permanent teeth and significant changes in facial and dentoalveolar development are taking place. Malocclusions due to unfavorable eruption patterns, lack of proper dentoalveolar development, dental crowding, oral habits and development of skeletal malocclusions are all detectable and quantifiable in the mixed dentition period. Simple and well-timed orthodontic procedures can be of great benefit to the young patient and will often result in a much more favorable orthodontic outcome whether the patient requires or not a second phase of comprehensive orthodontic treatment. The need for premolar extraction of permanent teeth may significantly be reduced by Lee Way space control, the number of permanent teeth impactions may be significantly lowered decreased by timely taken radiographs and intervention and better overall arch development may be achieved by expansion procedures in the mixed dentition.

    This lecture aimed at the whole dental team will highlight common findings encountered in the mixed dentition and present the most relevant treatment options available to the general practitioner to improve the overall oral health of their young patients.



    Interconnected Approach of Orthodontics and Restorative Dentistry: Much more than a Multidisciplinary Approach - Presented by Dr. Jean-Marc Retrouvey
    SATURDAY, AUGUST 29th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Category 1

    The creation of an esthetic smile results from well timed interactions between the different dental disciplines. The conventional multidisciplinary approach where the patient is sent to the orthodontic specialist to realign the dentition with limited instructions prior to restorative rehabilitation presents limitations and is prone to misunderstandings and subsequent disappointments. Establishing common treatment objectives followed by an interconnected approach where the patient’s condition is constantly monitored and optimized by the whole team is a more desirable approach. It enhances the quality of the final result and greatly minimizes potential missteps. Tooth reshaping prior to orthodontic treatment, long-term temporization, correct root positioning in the three dimensions of space, gingival contour enhancements and establishment of the optimum occlusal plane (via orthodontics or prosthodontics) are procedures that need to be performed in a collaborative manner during the preparatory phase of the restorative treatment.

    This presentation will focus on exposing different procedures used during the preparatory phase of the treatment to insure optimum teeth positioning for form and function. This will allow the restorative dentist, in the final phase of treatment, to create the most esthetic smile and/or restore function. Several case studies will be presented to highlight how simple to moderately complex orthodontic procedures can enhance restorative results and create the most harmonious smile.



    Jean-Marc Retrouvey, D.M.D, M.Sc. FRCD (C), is the director of the division of Orthodontics at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He has lectured extensively on the importance of proper diagnosis of dental malocclusions for the general practitioner.

    He is an instructor and researcher at the Montreal Children Hospital in the Pediatric Dentistry Department and the Shriners Hospital. He practices orthodontics in Pointe Claire Québec.

    He is a RCDC (Royal College of Dentists of Canada) examiner, an NDEB advisor and member of the AAO, the CAO and American College of Dentists.

    As a teacher, he has received the McGill Dental Society, the Wood, Katz and Silverstone awards for excellence in teaching. Dr. Retrouvey is also involved with HVO (Health Volunteer Overseas) in the development of blended teaching program for emerging countries.






    Oral Signs of Systemic Disease - Presented by Dr. Karen Burgess
    SATURDAY, AUGUST 29th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
    Category 1

    Can oral lesions be a sign of systemic disease? Yes, sometimes they can. Hematological conditions such as leukemia and thrombocytopenia may have oral signs and symptoms. Some endocrine, gastrointestinal, dermatological conditions can also manifest in the mouth. Dr. Burgess will cover some of the systemic conditions that can appear in the oral cavity.



    Dr. Karen Burgess is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto in the Disciple of Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine. She is the director of the Oral Diagnosis and Emergency clinics, and the Faculty lead for Interprofessional Education. She has practiced hospital dentistry for 29 years and is on active staff at two Toronto teaching hospitals. At Mt. Sinai Dental Clinic, she sees oral medicine/oral pathology patients and at the Princess Margaret Hospital, she treats head and neck cancer, leukemia, and lymphoma patients, as well as patients awaiting heart, lung, liver, or bone marrow transplants. She also teaches oral pathology and oral medicine to undergraduate dental students and to Oral Pathology residents.






    Endodontic Diagnosis / Small FOV Cone Beam CT: An Aid to Clinical Endodontic Decision Making - Presented by Dr. Robert Roda
    SATURDAY, AUGUST 29th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
    Category 1

    Endodontic Diagnosis
    As new technologies arrive to aid the clinician in endodontic diagnosis, the astute practitioner decides how to implement these technologies in a manner consistent with the science and basic clinical principles of Endodontics.

    This 90 minute, clinically oriented presentation will focus on how clinical best practices help to deliver the highest level of confidence in Endodontic diagnosis

  • Understand how systematic implementation of a thorough diagnostic process can reduce guesswork and simplify endodontic decision making

  • Learn how to perform clinical Endodontic diagnostic procedures efficiently to develop an accurate measure of the status of the tooth

  • Develop an evidence based diagnosis using the latest terminology from the American Board of Endodontics

    Small FOV Cone Beam CT: An Aid to Clinical Endodontic Decision Making
    Recent advances in three-dimensional imaging technologies have resulted in the ability of clinicians to gain new diagnostic information that has a direct impact on endodontic diagnosis. This clinically oriented, non-sponsored presentation and discussion will help the audience participant to implement small field of view cone beam CT (CBCT) images into endodontic diagnosis for their patients.

    Learning Objectives:
    By the end of this presentation, the attendee should:

    1. Understand how cone beam CT differs from 2D radiography and knows the advantages and disadvantages of this diagnostic modality.

    2. Understand how CBCT has affected our understanding of our treatment outcomes

    3. Learn the general appearance of normal anatomy and disease entities on small FOV CBCT volumes, and understand the role of an oral radiologist

    Disinfection of the Root Canal Space / Cracked Teeth: A Modern Epidemic? - Presented by Dr. Robert Roda


    SATURDAY, AUGUST 29th 1:30PM - 4:30PM
    Category 1

    Disinfection of the Root Canal Space
    As new technologies arrive to aid the clinician in endodontic cleaning and shaping, the astute practitioner decides how to implement these technologies in a manner consistent with the science and basic clinical principles of Endodontics.

    This two hour, clinically oriented presentation will focus on how new irrigation technologies, and the latest instruments can be used in concordance with clinical best practices to help deliver the highest level of care possible

  • Understand how setting the goal of the prevention and treatment of apical periodontitis changes every aspect of how you will look at endodontic therapy

  • Understand how the prognosis changes with an infected versus non-infected root canal space

  • Decide between the various new irrigation methodologies to implement thorough canal cleaning and disinfection

    Cracked Teeth: A Modern Epidemic?
    Cracked teeth are becoming a more common problem for patients in the last several decades and yet the paucity of evidence-based information on this clinical entity leaves clinicians with no reliable preventive or treatment options. This presentation will highlight the nature and possible origins of cracked teeth to help the clinician to decide whether or not there may be a developing public oral health problem that rivals caries and periodontal disease in its destructive effects on the teeth.

    Learning Objectives:
    At the end of this presentation, the attendee should:

  • Learn the clinical signs and symptoms of cracked teeth in order to develop a diagnosis and prognosis for the patient

  • Understand the lack of good evidence for determining the epidemiology and etiology of cracked teeth and the need for more research in this critical area.

  • Know how the American Association of Endodontists will be managing an initiative to eliminate fractured teeth as a major cause of tooth loss by the year 2050.



    Dr. Robert Roda graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada in 1981 and maintained a full-time private general practice in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia for ten years. He returned to school at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas Texas, and received his Masters of Science (Oral Biology) and Certificate in Endodontics in 1993. He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 1998. Dr. Roda has published and lectured internationally, most recently co-authoring the chapter on non-surgical retreatment in the 10th edition of Pathways of the Pulp. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Baylor, current President of the American Association of Endodontists, and is an active member the American Dental Association. Dr. Roda is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Endodontics, and is the Endodontic Consultant to the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners. He maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics in Scottsdale, Arizona.





    Dental Pharmacology - Presented by Dr. James L. Rutkowski
    SATURDAY, AUGUST 29th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Category 1

    Topics to be covered include: (i) effective use of analgesics, antibiotics and steroids to improve treatment outcomes; (ii) how the top 25 prescribed drugs used in medicine impact dental treatment; (iii) current research information pertaining to monoclonal antibody- and bisphosphonate-induced osteonecrosis of the jaw (BONJ); (iv) clinically significant drug interactions related to the use of epinephrine by the dentist; and (v) treating the Type I and type II diabetics, anti-coagulated, anti-thrombotic, and anti-platelet treated patients safely and effectively in the periodontal, general dental, and oral surgical practice.
    This high energy, informative and interactive presentation designed for Periodontists, Dentists, Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistants, and Physicians will keep the audience aware with the enjoyment of learning new pharmacological aspects as they relate to the practice of dentistry.

    Course Objectives
  • Render dental treatment that is safe, effective and pharmacologically integrated.

  • Understand the importance of various pharmacological treatments to improve the outcome of periodontal, dental, and oral surgical treatments.

  • Understand important drug interactions that can occur in the dental office.

  • Utilize medical and drug resources in the dental office more effectively.

  • Understand the pathophysiology of BONJ and when to recommend. bisphosphonate or monoclonal antibody use or discontinuation.

  • Understand how to safely treat patients who take oral hypoglycemics, insulin, Plavix®, Coumadin®, or other agents that can affect dental treatment.

  • Understand how to prescribe analgesics and antibiotics using evidenced-based algorithms.



    James L. Rutkowski, D.M.D., Ph.D. is a General Dentist in Clarion, PA. Jim’s clinical dental practice concentrates on full mouth reconstruction and implant dentistry. His B.S. in Pharmacy and PhD in Pharmacology/Toxicology provides the pharmacological know-how that will help course participants treat patients in an efficient and effective manner. He is President of the Clarion Research Group, which focuses on bone growth. Dr. Rutkowski presents pharmaceutically proven principles that help attendees treat patients with decreased peri-operative complications, thus making daily practice for the dentist and staff more enjoyable.





    What the Dental Profession Should Know about Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Presented by Dr. Reginald H.B. Goodday
    SATURDAY, AUGUST 29th 1:30PM - 3:00PM
    Category 1

    Studies have confirmed that Obstructive Sleep Apnea is more common than first thought and is in fact significantly under diagnosed. Children and adolescents with sleep apnea have associated health, learning and behavior problems such as attention deficit and hyperactivity. Adults with obstructive sleep apnea have a very poor quality of sleep and as a result have problems with attention, concentration, manual dexterity, visual and motor skills, memory and executive function. These deficits can contribute to accidents in the work place and motor vehicle accidents occur seven times more frequently than in the general population. Over the long term, patients are predisposed to having high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, depression, diabetes, and premature death.

    Dentistry can play an important role in the diagnosis and management of obstructive sleep apnea and help improve the health and quality of life for many members of their patient family.

    The objective of this course is to explain:
  • What is obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
  • How is it diagnosed
  • Why does it need to be treated
  • What predisposes the patient to obstructive sleep apnea
  • Treatment options




    Reginald H. B. Goodday, DDS, MSc, FRCD (C), FACD, FICD obtained his MSc in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia followed by a clinical OMFS fellowship in Australia. He is a full professor and past Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences at Dalhousie, past President of the Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and has served as both the Chief Examiner of OMFS and Examiner in Chief for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Goodday is on active staff at the QEII Health Science Center and the IWK Children’s Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His research interests include the diagnosis, treatment planning, and surgical management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. He has published 4 chapters, several articles and multiple abstracts on this topic and is the Section Editor for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Knowledge Update Series published by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.









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