Course Descriptions:


Friday
Annual OSHA Update & Training - Keeping It Real
REGISTRATION CODE: F01
9:00am-12:00pm (3 CEUs)
Nancy (Andrews) Dewhirst RDH
Audience: ALL

Based on science, but grounded in clinical reality, this course reviews and updates OSHA-required training topics for ordinary and extraordinary situations, including general safety issues such as physical and chemical risks, and infectious disease transmission and Standard Precautions. Infection Control is presented from the perspective of both employee and patient protection based on current CDC Guidelines, State Dental Board regulations for Infection Control and OSHA regulations. A lively mix of activities, demonstrations, stories, prizes, and products keep this class engaging and "real".

Learning Objectives:
• Disease transmission and management basics
• Injury & illness plan
• Bloodborne diseases update & Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
• Skin disorders, including allergies and hand hygiene
• Transmission-based precautions for extra-ordinary situations




Patient Centered Outcomes in Endodontics and How to Achieve Them - Learn at Least 10 Things You Can Use on Monday!
REGISTRATION CODE: F02 AM/PM
9:00am-4:30pm (6 CEUs)
Glen Doyon DMD
Audience: ALL

Traditionally, the goal of endodontic therapy has been described as the prevention and treatment of apical periodontitis. To achieve this objective, it has been long thought and taught that complete elimination of microorganisms and organic substrate must be removed. This has led to a focus on the process rather than function and retention as the measure of the outcome, and, unfortunately, often results in the premature loss of the endodontically treated tooth. An appropriate balance needs to be restored to the treatment process between the needs of the tooth, the restorative materials and the operator, so as to increase long-term outcomes that are meaningful to the patient. This case-based presentation will introduce concepts and techniques that will guide the clinician in treatment decisions to maintain optimal functionality of the tooth.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand the various outcome measures in endodontics
• Learn why there is a need for change in endodontic therapy
• Learn new access and instrumentation strategies based on a different model of endodontic disease




Lesions & Lifestyles
REGISTRATION CODE: F03
1:30pm-4:30pm (3 CEUs)
Nancy (Andrews) Dewhirst RDH
Audience: ALL

This is a review and update on infectious & neoplastic oral pathology; lesions and lumps tell stories! This dynamic process of evaluating case studies and oral conditions involves discussion of differential diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Use of oral pathology diagnostic technology is evaluated.

Learning Objectives:
• Review and practice precise descriptive terms and methods of recording clinical lesions
• Based on clinical presentation of history, identify and assess potentially cancerous lesions
• Identify, evaluate and compare oral soft tissue ulcerations & papillary lesions








Saturday
Sedation - Is it a Service YOU Should Be Offering?
REGISTRATION CODE: S01
9:00am-12:00pm (3 CEUs)
Ernest Luce DDS
Audience: ALL

Topics will include traditional sedation related discussions about rules, records, patient selection, pharmacology, monitoring and emergency management. If time allows, discussions regarding common and uncommon complications, sedation of the pregnant patients and morbidity/mortality analysis are included.

Learning Objectives:
• Enhance your understanding of state and federal rules regarding the administration of minimal sedation
• Understand more fully medical conditions that pose increased risk for the administration of minimal sedation
• Have a better appreciation for required and elective monitoring for minimal sedation
• Improve your skills regarding recognition and management of complications/emergencies in minimal sedation




The 4 Riddles
REGISTRATION CODE: S02 AM/PM
9:00am-4:30pm (6 CEUs)
Gary DeWood DDS
Darin Dichter DMD
Kevin Kwiecien DMD
Audience: ALL

This program will discuss the 4 riddles that all dental teams must solve to achieve success. The Patient, Technical, Behavioral, and Financial Riddles.

The Patient Riddle
Who is this person dentally, why are they here, why me, why now, what are they after, what are their expectations of dentistry, of me, of my team? Knowing the answers to these questions enables the team to connect with what the patient seeks and serve them.

The Technical Riddle
What is the appropriate solution to the problem this patient presents with? While there is only one correct diagnosis-there are multiple treatment plans that can provide solutions to what the patient seeks.

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 skills that most of us were never trained in. It also requires practice with a team to insure that the message is heard throughout the practice.

The Financial Riddle
Unless the practice is a FREE dental clinic where the entire team donates all their time, everyone involved must understand and measure the financial barometer. It`s not possible to just do the dentistry-you must get paid for it. It is the responsibility of the team to maintain the financial health of the practice. The most successful teams share a desire for financial success that insures their ability to continue to achieve dental health success.

Learning Objectives:
• Skills to complete a NP experience that gathers all appropriate data
• An ability to complete the diagnosis and then use the decision tree to select the appropriate treatment options for each patient
• Techniques to create ownership for patients so they request the treatment that you would have recommended
• An outline for planning and monitoring financial success




Medical Myths in Dental Practice
REGISTRATION CODE: S03
1:30pm-4:30pm (3 CEUs)
Ernest Luce DDS
Audience: ALL

Dentists caring for patients must have an awareness of medical issues that may impact their patients. Current literature challenges commonly held beliefs such as the management of patients with cardiac disease or the need to alter anticoagulants. This presentation will support new concepts in the management of patients with any of several medically compromising conditions.

Learning Objectives:
• Gain an understanding of appropriate timing for dental care after a heart attack
• Management of patients taking various anticoagulants/antiplatelet agents
• When supplemental steroids are indicated





 
Hotel Accommodations:
Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations! Rates good through August 18, 2015 or until sold out. LIMITED SPACE-REGISTER EARLY

The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa
3800 E Sunrise Dr
Tucson, AZ 85718

Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations! Rates good through August 18, 2015 or until sold out.

Discover the magical qualities of The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa this luxurious property is nestled amidst the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. From the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa to the Jack Nicklaus-designed signature golf course, you'll feel immersed in the endless possibilities. Make reservations directly with the Resort at 800-627-7201 and mention "Arizona Dental Association Conference" to receive the special rate of $175* per night. Reservations can also be made online at https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/AZDentalAssociation

*$25 daily resort charge has been waived for the Arizona Dental Association.


 
 
Schedule:

Friday, September 18, 2015
7:30am-9:00am Conference Registration
Breakfast
7:30am-5:00pm Exhibits
9:00am-Noon • Dewhirst (Andrews), Annual OSHA Update and Training
• Doyon, Patient Centered Outcomes in Endodontics & How to Achieve Them (continued in PM)
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 • Dewhirst (Andrews), Lesion & Lifestyles
• Doyon, Patient Centered Outcomes in Endodontics & How to Achieve Them (continued from AM)
1:30-4:30pm AzDA Board of Trustees Meeting
3:00-3:15pm Break
4:30-5:30pm Reception


Saturday, September 19, 2015
7:00am-9:00am Conference Registration
Breakfast
7:00am AzDA House of Delegates Registration/Breakfast
7:00am-7:45am Component Caucuses
7:00am-4:00pm Exhibits
8:00am-Close AzDA House of Delegates Meeting
9:00am-Noon • Spear Education Team, The 4 Riddles (cont in PM)
• Luce, Sedation Is it a Service YOU Should be Offering?
10:00am-10:15am Break
Noon-1:30pm Conference Attendee Luncheon
9:00am-4:30pm • Spear Education Team, The 4 Riddles (cont in AM)
• Luce, Medical Myths in Dental Practice
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 7, 2015
  • Dentist (AzDA) Active - Friday & Saturday - $363
  • Dentist (AzDA) Active - Only Friday - $255
  • Dentist (AzDA) Active - Only Saturday - $255
  • 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 - $408
  • Dentist (ADA - Out of State) Active - Only Friday - $285
  • Dentist (ADA - Out of State) Active - Only Saturday - $285
  • Dentist (Not ADA Member) Active/Retired - Friday & Saturday - $495
  • Dentist (Not ADA Member) Active/Retired - Only Friday - $314
  • Dentist (Not ADA Member) Active/Retired - Only Saturday - $314
  • 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 7, 2015
  • Dentist (AzDA) Active - Friday & Saturday - $408
  • Dentist (AzDA) Active - Only Friday - $295
  • Dentist (AzDA) Active - Only Saturday - $295
  • 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 - $453
  • Dentist (ADA - Out of State) Active - Only Friday - $322
  • Dentist (ADA - Out of State) Active - Only Saturday - $322
  • Dentist (Not ADA Member) Active/Retired - Friday & Saturday - $565
  • 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 - $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 Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa


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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.