Course Descriptions:


Friday
Occlusion in the Restorative and Specialty Practice in 2014
REGISTRATION CODE: F01
9:00am-12:00pm (3 CEUs)
Jim McKee DDS
Audience: ALL

Occlusion continues to be a critical factor in the success or failure of many dental cases and yet occlusion if perhaps the least understood discipline in our profession. Historically, the approach to occlusion has focused at the tooth level and addresses how teeth should contact in both vertical and horizontal mandibular movements. This approach has lead to inconsistent results. Today, current occlusal concepts focus at both the teeth and the TM joints to provide a new level of predictability for both the restorative and specialty practice.

Learning Objectives:
• Develop a protocol to use for every patient to determine the occlusal and TMD risk for both restorative dentists and specialists
• Understand what diagnostic records are necessary and how to collect the information efficiently
• How to explain occlusal problems to patients to improve case acceptance
• Helping patients understand different treatment options and how to determine which treatment options are best suited for different cases




Stay out of Jail: The Top Coding Errors
REGISTRATION CODE: F02
9:00am-12:00pm (3 CEUs)
Charles Blair DDS
Audience: ALL

Coding and fee positioning errors are predictable in today`s dental practice. Learn the top coding errors-and how not to make them! You will also receive new, valuable information on some of the "hot" sections of the CDT code, which you can use to identify and "fix" coding problems that lurk in your practice. Most practices can expect legitimate net increases in cash flow immediately by learning how to do it right.

Learning Objectives:
• Learn through predictive error calculation, how to avoid typical coding errors
• Gain the knowledge into clinical protocol sequences
• Gain knowledge into fee forgiveness, discounting, multiple fees, etc.




Ethics and Excellence in Dentistry
REGISTRATION CODE: F03
9:00am-12:00pm (3 CEUs)
David Rolf II DMD, MS
Audience: ALL

This program is completely clinically-oriented and covers the most critical ethical/professional issues in dental practice today: Practitioner-Patient relationship and boundary issues; fiduciary duty and patient best interest standards; scope of practice; standard of care; informed consent and refusal; medical clearance; medical/dental error, disclosure of error and patient safety; failure to diagnose; supervised neglect; iatrogenic dentistry; impaired practitioners; bad outcomes and bad work; justifiable criticism; negligence/ gross negligence and malpractice; dental board regulation and disciplinary actions; breaking bad news to patients; dealing with difficult patients; insurance creative coding, upcoding and fraud; patient records, confidentiality and HIPAA; false and misleading advertising/marketing; claims of superiority; ethical issues involving social media; placebo & nocebo effects and clinical outcomes; and clinical issues involving evidence based dentistry. This dynamic, informative and interactive program covers the key ethical/professional issues for each clinical topic and includes question and answer discussions with participants.

Learning Objectives:
• Recognize and understand the scope of current ethical issues in dental practice
• Understand how the unethical practice of dentistry causes significant harm to patients
• Learn how to avoid or prevent clinical ethical problems in your practice
• Learn how to successfully resolve clinical ethical issues or problems if they occur




Treatment Planning Occlusal Problems from Simple to Complex
REGISTRATION CODE: F04
1:30pm-4:30pm (3 CEUs)
Jim McKee DDS
Audience: ALL

Treatment planning is the key to helping patients solve problems on a predictable and consistent basis. The treatment plan begins with the new patient examination and culminates in the treatment consultation. The goal of treatment planning is to create a customized plan for each patient that addresses the problems in a realistic timeline. In many cases, occlusion plays a major role in treatment planning. This program will outline the key points of treatment planning from an occlusal perspective and help you go back to the office with an increased confidence to recognize and treat occlusal problems.

Learning Objectives:
• How to recognize occlusal problems in both the painful and non-painful patient
• How to organize an exam to help patients understand when occlusal problems are present
• When to use an occlusal appliance or equilibration as well as when to use neither an occlusal appliance nor equilibration
• Case studies showing different types of occlusal problems




The Future of Dentistry
REGISTRATION CODE: F05
1:30pm-4:30pm (3 CEUs)
Charles Blair DDS
Audience: ALL

PPO dominance and lack of busyness are top concerns of dentists. New graduates are weighing options as corporations can offer cash, security, and relief from employee headaches - - it is the new quick-start option. Even established dentists who are looking to transition their practice see a way to sell without the hassle of finding a buyer. The growth of corporate dental practices is a real risk to our cottage industry.
PPOs are dominating the marketplace with an 80% share while out-of-network practices are less than 18% of the market. Several Delta Dentals are cutting reimbursements and one requires PPO participation as a condition of participating in the higher fee Delta Premier Program.
So what is the answer? What is the best for future of dentistry? Learn the best options for the traditional practice`s survival: how to counter-punch, when to join PPOs, etc. Unfortunately, the private practice challenge of running a practice is now beyond most physicians and some dentists. This in-depth look at the demise of a cottage industry will be an eye opener for attendees!

Learning Objectives:
• Gain knowledge into the future of dentistry
• Learn how to counter corporate dentistry with the traditional practice
• Gain knowledge of how PPOs work, when to join, and how write-offs can be minimized




Ethics and Excellence in Dentistry
REGISTRATION CODE: F06
1:30pm-4:30pm (3 CEUs)
David Rolf II DMD, MS
Audience: ALL

This program is completely clinically-oriented and covers the most critical ethical/professional issues in dental practice today: Practitioner-Patient relationship and boundary issues; fiduciary duty and patient best interest standards; scope of practice; standard of care; informed consent and refusal; medical clearance; medical/dental error, disclosure of error and patient safety; failure to diagnose; supervised neglect; iatrogenic dentistry; impaired practitioners; bad outcomes and bad work; justifiable criticism; negligence/ gross negligence and malpractice; dental board regulation and disciplinary actions; breaking bad news to patients; dealing with difficult patients; insurance creative coding, upcoding and fraud; patient records, confidentiality and HIPAA; false and misleading advertising/marketing; claims of superiority; ethical issues involving social media; placebo & nocebo effects and clinical outcomes; and clinical issues involving evidence based dentistry. This dynamic, informative and interactive program covers the key ethical/professional issues for each clinical topic and includes question and answer discussions with participants.

Learning Objectives:
• Recognize and understand the scope of current ethical issues in dental practice
• Understand how the unethical practice of dentistry causes significant harm to patients
• Learn how to avoid or prevent clinical ethical problems in your practice
• Learn how to successfully resolve clinical ethical issues or problems if they occur








Saturday
Atraumatic Tooth Extraction, Socket Management and Immediate Implant Placement
REGISTRATION CODE: S01
9:00am-4:30pm (6 CEUs)
Ralf Schuler DMD, MSD
Audience: ALL

Conventional approaches to tooth extraction often result in the loss of hard and soft tissue volume leading to esthetic and functional shortcomings. Recent surgical protocols and armamentaria have dramatically changed our approach to tooth extraction and alveolar ridge management. This course is designed for the dental practitioner who would like to further his/her knowledge of atraumatic tooth extraction techniques and learn about the principles of minimally invasive alveolar ridge preservation procedures, including immediate vs. delayed implant placement protocols.

Learning Objectives:
• Review socket anatomy, periodontal biotypes and how it relates to wound healing following extraction therapy
• Learn different extraction techniques/armamentaria for maximum bone preservation following tooth extraction
• Understand the relevance and limitation of ridge preservation techniques including the use of bone grafts and membrane application
• Identify which extraction sockets would benefit from immediate implant placement;
• Recognize compromised extraction sockets and understand proper sequencing to regain lost hard and soft tissues
• Gain knowledge of advances in surgical protocols to manage edentulous ridges following traumatic extractions with advanced post-therapeutic alveolar bone loss




Advanced Digital Photography and Digital Asset Management
REGISTRATION CODE: S02
9:00am-4:30pm (6 CEUs)
Steven Goldstein DDS
Audience: ALL

This presentation will review a professional digital photographic workflow from image capture to output, discussing the necessary details to make it all work. Advanced camera settings required to get the most from your SLR camera will be discussed. Color management between the dental office and dental laboratory is paramount and a professional color management system will be illustrated. The management and handling of digital images (called assets) after they are captured in camera will be reviewed. Participants will learn to download, organize, and share images. Many timesaving tips and tricks will be presented.

Learning Objectives:
• Advanced settings for your digital camera and how you can capture better images
• How a professional color management system works and what is required for set up
• How to professionally manage your digital assets allowing you to download, organize, and share images quickly and efficiently

Supported By   Dental Prosthetics, Inc.




 
Hotel Accommodations:
Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations! Rates good through August 8, 2014 or until sold out. LIMITED SPACE-REGISTER EARLY

The Ritz-Carlton-Dove Mountain
15000 N Secret Springs Drive Marana, AZ 85658

Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations! Rates good through August 8, 2014 or until sold out.

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is nestled in the high Sonoran Desert against the Tortolita Mountains. Featuring a destination spa, adventure programs to restore the soul, world-class hiking and Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf, this prestigious Arizona luxury resort seamlessly combines elegant grandeur with a sense of adventure. Revel in the comforts of indoor and outdoor dining at CORE Kitchen and Wine Bar, where true American cuisine is sure to tantalize your palate before retiring to richly appointed accommodations in a striking canyon setting.

Make reservations directly with the Resort at 800-241-3333 and mention "Arizona Dental Association" to receive the special rate of $169* per night.

*$35 daily resort charge has been waived for the Arizona Dental Association. Valet parking is available for $15 per night, or self parking is complimentary.



 
 
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Schedule:

Friday, September 12, 2014
7:30am-9:00am Conference Registration
Breakfast
7:30am-5:00pm Exhibits
9:00am-Noon • Mckee, Occlusion in the Restorative and Specialty Practice in 2014
• Blair, Stay out of Jail: The Top Coding Errors
• Rolf, Ethics and Excellence in Dentistry
9:00am-Noon AzDA Council on Government Affairs Meeting (tentative)
10:00am-1:00pm Arizona Dental Foundation Annual Meeting
10:00am-10:15am Break
Noon-1:30pm Conference Attendee Lunch
1:30-4:30pm • Mckee, Treatment Planning Occlusal Problems from Simple to Complex
• Blair, The Future of Dentistry
• Rolf, Ethics and Excellence in Dentistry (repeat of AM)
1:30-4:30pm AzDA Board of Trustees Meeting
3:00-3:15pm Break


Saturday, September 13, 2014
7:00am-9:00am Conference Registration
Breakfast
7:00am AzDA House of Delegates Registration/Breakfast
7:00am-7:45am Component Caucuses
7:00am-3:30pm Exhibits
8:00am-4:30pm AzDA House of Delegates Meeting
9:30am-4:30pm • Goldstein, Advanced Digital Photography and Digital Asset Management (cont from AM)
• Schuler, Atraumatic Tooth Extraction, Socket Management & Immediate Implant Placement (cont from AM)
10:00am-10:15am Break
Noon-1:30pm Conference Attendee Luncheon
3:00-3:15pm Break


Each attendee registration includes breakfast and lunch. Registration packets with course and meal tickets will be available for pick-up onsite.


 

 
Registration Fee:
By: Aug 2, 2014
  • Dentist (AzDA) Active - Friday & Saturday - $408
  • Dentist (AzDA) Active - Only Friday - $277
  • Dentist (AzDA) Active - Only Saturday - $277
  • Dentist (AzDA) Life Member/Retired - Friday & Saturday - $213
  • Dentist (AzDA) Life Member/Retired - Only Friday - $121
  • Dentist (AzDA) Life Member/Retired - Only Saturday - $121
  • Dentist (ADA - Out of State) Active - Friday & Saturday - $484
  • Dentist (ADA - Out of State) Active - Only Friday - $297
  • Dentist (ADA - Out of State) Active - Only Saturday - $297
  • Dentist (Not ADA Member) Active/Retired - Friday & Saturday - $598
  • Dentist (Not ADA Member) Active/Retired - Only Friday - $364
  • Dentist (Not ADA Member) Active/Retired - Only Saturday - $364
  • Dental Team AzDA Allied Member - Friday & Saturday - $179
  • Dental Team AzDA Allied Member - Only Friday - $132
  • Dental Team AzDA Allied Member - Only Saturday - $132
  • Dental Team Non-Allied Member - Friday & Saturday - $211
  • Dental Team Non-Allied Member - Only Friday - $146
  • Dental Team Non-Allied Member - Only Saturday - $146
  • Only Friday & Saturday Luncheon For Spouse/Guest - $120
  • Only Friday Luncheon For Spouse/Guest - $70
  • Only Saturday Luncheon For Spouse/Guest - $70
After: Aug 2, 2014
  • Dentist (AzDA) Active - Friday & Saturday - $531
  • Dentist (AzDA) Active - Only Friday - $321
  • Dentist (AzDA) Active - Only Saturday - $321
  • Dentist (AzDA) Life Member/Retired - Friday & Saturday - $235
  • Dentist (AzDA) Life Member/Retired - Only Friday - $133
  • Dentist (AzDA) Life Member/Retired - Only Saturday - $133
  • Dentist (ADA - Out of State) Active - Friday & Saturday - $558
  • Dentist (ADA - Out of State) Active - Only Friday - $334
  • Dentist (ADA - Out of State) Active - Only Saturday - $334
  • Dentist (Not ADA Member) Active/Retired - Friday & Saturday - $674
  • Dentist (Not ADA Member) Active/Retired - Only Friday - $402
  • Dentist (Not ADA Member) Active/Retired - Only Saturday - $402
  • Dental Team AzDA Allied Member - Friday & Saturday - $227
  • Dental Team AzDA Allied Member - Only Friday - $159
  • Dental Team AzDA Allied Member - Only Saturday - $159
  • Dental Team Non-Allied Member - Friday & Saturday - $245
  • Dental Team Non-Allied Member - Only Friday - $168
  • Dental Team Non-Allied Member - Only Saturday - $168
  • Friday & Saturday Luncheon For Spouse/Guest - $120
  • Only Friday Luncheon For Spouse/Guest - $70
  • Only Saturday Luncheon For Spouse/Guest - $70
Each attendee registration includes breakfast and lunch. Registration packets with course and meal tickets will be available for pick-up onsite.
 
 
 
 
Location:
The Ritz-Carlton-Dove Mountain
15000 N Secret Springs Drive
Marana, AZ 85658





 
 
 
 
ADA CERP Course

Each attendee registration includes breakfast and lunch. Registration packets with course and meal tickets will be available for pick-up onsite.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/goto/cerp.