Annual OSHA Update & Training - Keeping It RealREGISTRATION CODE: F01
9:00am-12:00pm (3 CEUs)Nancy (Andrews) Dewhirst RDHAudience: 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".
• 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 DMDAudience: 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.
• 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 diseaseLesions & LifestylesREGISTRATION CODE: F03
1:30pm-4:30pm (3 CEUs)Nancy (Andrews) Dewhirst RDHAudience: 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.
• 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
Sedation - Is it a Service YOU Should Be Offering?REGISTRATION CODE: S01
9:00am-12:00pm (3 CEUs)Ernest Luce DDSAudience: 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.
• 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 RiddlesREGISTRATION CODE: S02 AM/PM
9:00am-4:30pm (6 CEUs)Gary DeWood DDSDarin Dichter DMDKevin Kwiecien DMDAudience: 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.
• 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 successMedical Myths in Dental PracticeREGISTRATION CODE: S03
1:30pm-4:30pm (3 CEUs)Ernest Luce DDSAudience: 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.
• 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