November 1-2, 2019

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Speakers & Courses

Diagnostic Considerations and New Treatment Options for Difficult Cases

  • Edward Feinberg DDS
  • Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Audience:   Dentists, Hygienists, Assistant,
  • CEU:   3 hours
  • Course Code: F1


Difficult cases can be simplified when carefully thought out. This course will present a unique approach to diagnosis and treatment planning that will offer the practitioner new and creative treatment options to help patients-including patients who are not candidates for sophisticated dentistry. A strong proficiency in crown and bridgework for both natural teeth and implant therapy allows the practitioner to choose a treatment option that is best for each patient. Such proficiency opens the door to new treatment options that are rarely offered to patients. These treatment options will be presented with numerous case examples from a library of more than 100,000 pictures and X-Rays taken during the past 68 years.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

- A new approach to diagnosis and treatment planning for patients
- How to choose between implant therapy and crown and bridgework
- How to save teeth with little or no clinical crowns
- New treatment options for patients with difficult cases

Dr. Edward Feinberg is a graduate of Tufts University and has practiced Dentistry in Scarsdale, New York for more than 40 years. He is the successor to a unique tradition of restorative dentistry and was trained by a master and pioneer in full coverage restorative dentistry. The techniques used by Dr. Feinberg have documented clinical evidence in a library of 100,000 pictures taken during the past 70 years. Dr. Feinberg is a nationally recognized lecturer and a noted author of scientific and educational articles for dental publications and a textbook, "The Double-Tilt Precision Attachment Case for Natural Teeth and Implants". He is also a reviewer for the Journal of Oral Implantology. In addition to educational activities, Dr. Feinberg has also served on 4 Councils of the American Dental Association and is a past president of the Ninth District Dental Association, a component of the New York State Dental Association with 1600 members. He has enjoyed fellowship in the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Feinberg is a recipient of the Ninth District Dental Association D. Austen Sniffen Award, the Paul Harris Fellowship Award and the NY State Pierre Fauchard Academy`s Award for Distinguished Service.

The Escalating Problem of Pediatric Substance Abuse: What Every Dental Professional Needs to Know- BODEX

  • Ann Spolarich RDH, PhD, FSCDH
  • Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Audience:   Dentists, Hygienists, Assistant, Front/Back Office,
  • CEU:   3 hours
  • Course Code: F2


The purpose of this course is to discuss the impact of substance abuse on oral and general health, and to assess the risks associated with providing dental treatment to pediatric patients who have a current history of substance abuse. Topics include CNS depressants, including alcohol; stimulants including caffeine and amphetamines; marijuana, and predatory drugs. Trends in drug use for children will be presented in detail. Risk assessment strategies, including physical assessment and risk behavior identification, will be described.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

- Identify substances that are commonly abused by children and adolescents.
- Discuss normal physiologic considerations among children and the impact on drug pharmacokinetics.
- Identify factors that contribute to recreational drug use in children.
- Discuss cardiovascular considerations for treating children who abuse inhalants.
- Identify consequences of IV drug abuse.
- Discuss dental considerations associated with amphetamine use.
- Identify drugs that are used for predatory behavior.

Ann Eshenaur Spolarich is an internationally recognized author and speaker on pharmacology and the care of medically complex patients. She has presented over 950 lectures and has over 125 professional publications. She is Professor, Course Director of Clinical Medicine and Pharmacology, and Director of Research at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, where she also teaches part-time in the Special Care Clinic. Ann also serves as Associate Director of the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research & Practice. Ann practices part-time, specializing in geriatrics.

Ethics and Excellence in Dentistry- BODEX

  • David Rolf II DMD, MS, FACD
  • Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Audience:   Dentists, Hygienists, Assistant, Front/Back Office,
  • CEU:   3 hours
  • Course Code: F3


This program is completely clinically-oriented and covers the most critical ethical/professional issues in dental practice today: ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct; 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; overdiagnosis and overtreatment; iatrogenic dentistry; impaired practitioners; the opioid epidemic; dentist and physician burnout; unjustifiable and justifiable criticism; negligence; the difference between maloccurrence and malpractice; dental board regulation and disciplinary actions; breaking bad news to patients; 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:
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

- Recognize and understand the scope of current ethical issues in dental practice.
- 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.

Dr. David Rolf is a Periodontist and Clinical Ethicist and a Professor at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona (CDMA). He is a graduate of Indiana University (BA, 1987) Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis (DMD, 1987) The University of Iowa (Certificate in Periodontics, 1992) MS in Oral Science, 2000) and Rush University College of Health Sciences (Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Ethics, 2003).
As a founding faculty of CDMA, he develops and delivers an innovative team-taught curriculum in Dental Ethics and Professionalism, Preventive Dental Medicine, Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. His passion is educating and mentoring students in the art and science of Dental Medicine and developing people to become ethical and excellent
dental practitioners. He has a broad range of experience including a private practice career as a General Dentist and Periodontist, serving on the Periodontics faculty of Loma Linda University and Indiana University, teaching Healthcare Ethics at University of California-Riverside and serving as an industry consultant. He has authored or co-authored 50
clinical and scientific articles and abstracts, text chapters, web-based curriculum, clinical training manuals and evidence-based clinical protocols, has delivered 56 invited CE programs, and is currently principal investigator of dental implant and osseodensification research projects supported by a grant from Hiossen, Inc., and is co-principal investigator of research involving oral-systemic disease relationships. A Fellow of The American College of Dentists and a Fellow of the American Dental Education Association Leadership
Institute, Dr. Rolf received an Educator Award in 2010 and 2015 from the American Academy of Periodontology for outstanding teaching and mentoring in Periodontics. He was selected by the American Dental Association as an Evidence-Based Dentistry Champion and in 2013 was appointed by the ADA to serve as a consultant and predoctoral curriculum site visitor for the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). Dr. Rolf is also an active consultant on dental malpractice cases and served as an Expert Consultant to the California Dental Board’s Enforcement Division,and has served as Chair of the Midwestern University Bioethics Committee. Dr. Rolf has also served on the editorial board of the American Journal of Esthetic Dentistry, is a textbook reviewer for Thieme Medical Publishers and for Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, and is a member of The American College of Dentists, Omicron Kappa Upsilon
Dental Honor Society, the American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Education Association, International Association for Dental Research, American Society for Dental Ethics and the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. He frequently delivers invited CE programs on the local and national level on dental ethics and on periodontal disease and oral-systemic relationships.

The Dentist`s Role in Sleep Medicine: An Overview of Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Examination and Treatment

  • Seena Patel DDS
  • Friday, 1:30pm-4:30pm
  • Audience:   Dentists,
  • CEU:   3 hours
  • Course Code: F4


COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Nearly 12% of the U.S. population has obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), of which approximately 80% are undiagnosed. There are serious health risks associated with OSA, and the dentist can play an integral role in screening and managing patients with OSA. This presentation will review the pathophysiology of OSA, the diagnostic process, how to perform a sleep examination, and the dentist`s role in management. Furthermore, dentists will learn how to consult with physicians throughout this process.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

- Describe the pathophysiology and comorbidities of obstructive sleep apnea.
- Learn how to screen patients in the dental office for obstructive sleep apnea.
- Learn how to consult with the patient`s physician during the screening and management process for obstructive sleep apnea.
- Learn how to perform a dental sleep examination.
- Describe the oral appliances used to manage obstructive sleep apnea.

Dr. Seena Patel is an orofacial pain and oral medicine dentist in Phoenix, AZ. She also practices within the field of dental sleep medicine. Dr. Patel completed her residency in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine from the University of Southern California and obtained her DMD and MPH degrees from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health at A.T. Still University. She now serves as an Associate Professor and the Associate Director of Oral Medicine there. Dr. Patel is also an associate at Southwest Orofacial Group in Phoenix, AZ. She is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Orofacial Pain and American Board of Oral Medicine. In addition, Dr. Patel has authored several publications and has also spent a significant amount of her post-graduate training in providing dental care for patients with complex medical conditions. Her other professional activities include speaking at many local and national conferences and conducting research studies. Dr. Patel maintains her membership in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, American Academy of Oral Medicine, Central Arizona Dental Society, Arizona Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, and Special Care in Dentistry Association.

Commonly Prescribed Medications and Managing the Oral Side Effects of Medication Use

  • Ann Spolarich RDH, PhD, FSCDH
  • Friday, 1:30pm-4:30pm
  • Audience:   Dentists, Hygienists, Assistant, Front/Back Office,
  • CEU:   3 hours
  • Course Code: F5


The purpose of this course is to review the 20 most commonly prescribed medications taken by patients treated in the oral health care environment. A comprehensive review of drugs and dental care products used to manage the oral side effects of medications will be presented.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Upon completion of this continuing education course, the participant will be able to:

- Identify and discuss commonly prescribed medications taken by patients treated in the oral health care setting.
- Identify common drug interactions of significance to dental professionals.
- List several new dental drugs and discuss their indications for use in practice.
- Discuss the management of oral side effects caused by medication use.

Ann Eshenaur Spolarich is an internationally recognized author and speaker on pharmacology and the care of medically complex patients. She has presented over 950 lectures and has over 125 professional publications. She is Professor, Course Director of Clinical Medicine and Pharmacology, and Director of Research at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, where she also teaches part-time in the Special Care Clinic. Ann also serves as Associate Director of the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research & Practice. Ann practices part-time, specializing in geriatrics.

Which is better--Fixed or Removable Bridgework? Introducing the Double-Tilt Precision Attachment Partial Dentures for Natural Teeth and Implants

  • Edward Feinberg DDS
  • Saturday, 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Audience:   Dentists, Hygienists, Assistant,
  • CEU:   3 hours
  • Course Code: S1


The double-tilt precision attachment case has the longest and best track record of any full arch dental treatment option. This option is the ideal choice in cases where fixed bridgework is impossible to accomplish or has a poor prognosis. The double-tilt precision attachment case has one of the best track records for longevity of any type of restoration--but few practitioners know anything about it. The double-tilt precision attachment case is a great treatment option for both natural tooth and implant abutments that needs minimal maintenance - even after decades of continuous function 24-hours-a-day! Numerous cases will be presented and documented--with X-Ray follow-up--from a library of more than 100,000 pictures taken during the past six decades.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

- Why full arch fixed bridgework is not always the best choice for patients
- Why the Double-Tilt Precision Attachment Case has an amazing track record for longevity
- How to use the double-tilt precision attachment case successfully on both natural tooth and implant abutments
- How the double-tilt precision attachment case is a great solution for complex cases such as cleft palate and accident victims where implants cannot be placed strategically for fixed bridgework

Dr. Edward Feinberg is a graduate of Tufts University and has practiced Dentistry in Scarsdale, New York for more than 40 years. He is the successor to a unique tradition of restorative dentistry and was trained by a master and pioneer in full coverage restorative dentistry. The techniques used by Dr. Feinberg have documented clinical evidence in a library of 100,000 pictures taken during the past 70 years. Dr. Feinberg is a nationally recognized lecturer and a noted author of scientific and educational articles for dental publications and a textbook, "The Double-Tilt Precision Attachment Case for Natural Teeth and Implants". He is also a reviewer for the Journal of Oral Implantology. In addition to educational activities, Dr. Feinberg has also served on 4 Councils of the American Dental Association and is a past president of the Ninth District Dental Association, a component of the New York State Dental Association with 1600 members. He has enjoyed fellowship in the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Feinberg is a recipient of the Ninth District Dental Association D. Austen Sniffen Award, the Paul Harris Fellowship Award and the NY State Pierre Fauchard Academy`s Award for Distinguished Service.

The Opioid Epidemic: Where does Dentistry fit in? BODEX

  • Lee M. Whitesides DMD, MMSc
  • Saturday, 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Audience:   Dentists, Hygienists, Assistant, Dental Team,
  • CEU:   3 hours
  • Course Code: S2
  • (SOLD OUT)


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

1. Understand the role the dentist plays in the Opioid Epidemic
2. Understand the history and utilization of Opioids in Dentistry
3. Understand the etiology of the Opioid Epidemic
4. Understand the evolution of OxyContin and its role in the Opioid Epidemic
5. Understand the use and potential abuse of Opioids in Dentistry
6. Be made aware of the ADA and AAOMS position on Opioid prescribing
7. Understand key common behaviors of drug seeking dental patients
8. Be made aware of key Arizona and United States issues in the Opioid Epidemic
9. Become knowledgeable of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
10. Understand Doctor liability in prescribing opioids
11. Be able to discuss and calculate Morphine Milligram Equivalents for an opioid
12. Be able to discuss usage of opioid and non-opioid pain management techniques
13. Be able to discuss addiction
14. Be able to discuss the economics of the opioid epidemic

Dr. Lee “Mac” Whitesides is a native North Carolinian who moved to Georgia after completing his undergraduate work at Davidson College in 1984. He enrolled in the Allied Health School at Emory University to pursue a master’s in medical science degree and anesthesia. Upon completion of his master’s degree Dr. Whitesides began working as a physician’s assistant in anesthesia Crawford Long Hospital. He is only one of the two oral-maxillofacial surgeons in the United States who currently hold a Masters degree in anesthesia and oral surgery.
In 1988, Dr. Whitesides changed careers by entering dental school at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Upon graduation (fourth in his class) in 1992, Dr. Whitesides enrolled in a one-year general practice residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. From 1993 to 1997, Dr. Whitesides was a resident in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Ord. He began practicing his profession in Atlanta in 1997 and became Board certified in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in the year 2000.

Dr. Whitesides is a proud father of three young men and husband to his wife for over 20 years, Nancy. He enjoys the simple pleasures of family life, a romantic dinner with his wife, and University of North Carolina basketball.

Dr. Whitesides is a prolific writer and has published over 20 articles in peer reviewed journals. He is an author of a book chapter and is currently working to complete a second book chapter.
Dr. Whitesides lectures on many contemporary topics in oral-maxillofacial surgery including dental implants, trauma, and risk management. He is currently on the faculty at the Medical College of Georgia Maxi-Course.

Tooth Talks with Dr. Whitesides

  • Lee M. Whitesides DMD, MMSc
  • Saturday, 1:30pm-4:30pm
  • Audience:   Dentists, Hygienists, Assistant, Dental Team,
  • CEU:   3 hours
  • Course Code: S3


All-On-Four Dental Implant Full Arch Rehabilitation
1. The attendee will be able to define All-on-Four dental implant treatment
2. The attendee will be able to list the indications and relative contraindications for AO4 treatment
3. The attendee will be able to discuss the pre-surgical and pre-prosthetic work-up for AO4 patients
4. The attendee will be able to discuss the proper placement of implants for an AO4 case
5. The attendee will be able to list the goals of AO4 treatment
6. The attendee will be able to discuss the patient benefits in AO4 cases
7. The attendee will be able to define terminal dentition

The Business of Dental Implants
1. The attendee will be able to discuss the financial impact of implant dentistry on the profession
2. The attendee will be able to discuss why dental implant CE is important
3. The attendee will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the total cost of dental implant therapy
4. The attendee will be able to discuss appropriate fee structure for an implant case
5. The attendee will be able to discuss common myths and actual facts for dental implant treatment
6. The attendee will be able to identify future trends in implant dentistry

Risk Management for the Implant and Non-implant Dental Professional
1. The attendee will be able to define the legal term malpractice
2. The attendee will be able to discuss why medical malpractice has grown in the last 20 years
3. The attendee will be able to identify the principle reasons why doctors are sued
4. The attendee will be able to define Standard of Care
5. The attendee will be able to discuss Informed Consent and its importance
6. The attendee will be able to identify best practices to minimize risk in a dental practice
7. The attendee will be able to identify the common steps in a malpractice lawsuit
8. The attendee will be able to discuss the role of an Expert in a malpractice case



Dr. Lee “Mac” Whitesides is a native North Carolinian who moved to Georgia after completing his undergraduate work at Davidson College in 1984. He enrolled in the Allied Health School at Emory University to pursue a master’s in medical science degree and anesthesia. Upon completion of his master’s degree Dr. Whitesides began working as a physician’s assistant in anesthesia Crawford Long Hospital. He is only one of the two oral-maxillofacial surgeons in the United States who currently hold a Masters degree in anesthesia and oral surgery.
In 1988, Dr. Whitesides changed careers by entering dental school at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Upon graduation (fourth in his class) in 1992, Dr. Whitesides enrolled in a one-year general practice residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. From 1993 to 1997, Dr. Whitesides was a resident in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Ord. He began practicing his profession in Atlanta in 1997 and became Board certified in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in the year 2000.

Dr. Whitesides is a proud father of three young men and husband to his wife for over 20 years, Nancy. He enjoys the simple pleasures of family life, a romantic dinner with his wife, and University of North Carolina basketball.

Dr. Whitesides is a prolific writer and has published over 20 articles in peer reviewed journals. He is an author of a book chapter and is currently working to complete a second book chapter.
Dr. Whitesides lectures on many contemporary topics in oral-maxillofacial surgery including dental implants, trauma, and risk management. He is currently on the faculty at the Medical College of Georgia Maxi-Course.

Oral Mucosal Lesions- A Step-by-Step Guide to Diagnosis and Management

  • Seena Patel DDS
  • Saturday, 1:30pm-4:30pm
  • Audience:   Dentists,
  • CEU:   3 hours
  • Course Code: S4


COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Dentists are the first-line providers patients see for oral lesions. However, appropriately diagnosing and managing oral mucosal diseases can be challenging, and patients often see several providers before obtaining a correct diagnosis. A sound understanding of oral mucosal diseases and following a systematic approach to diagnosis can help prevent unnecessary office visits, diagnostic tests, treatments, and most importantly, a delayed diagnosis. This presentation will outline conditions affecting the oral soft tissues and how to manage them. It will aid clinicians in forming differential diagnoses and in understanding how to order appropriate diagnostic tests. Further, it will highlight the importance of a comprehensive oral health examination.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

- Identify a systematic approach to diagnosing oral mucosal lesions.
- Form a differential diagnosis for various oral mucosal conditions.
- Perform a comprehensive head and neck examination and oral diagnostic evaluation.
- Define the most common oral mucosal diseases.
- Manage common oral mucosal lesions.

Dr. Seena Patel is an orofacial pain and oral medicine dentist in Phoenix, AZ. She also practices within the field of dental sleep medicine. Dr. Patel completed her residency in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine from the University of Southern California and obtained her DMD and MPH degrees from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health at A.T. Still University. She now serves as an Associate Professor and the Associate Director of Oral Medicine there. Dr. Patel is also an associate at Southwest Orofacial Group in Phoenix, AZ. She is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Orofacial Pain and American Board of Oral Medicine. In addition, Dr. Patel has authored several publications and has also spent a significant amount of her post-graduate training in providing dental care for patients with complex medical conditions. Her other professional activities include speaking at many local and national conferences and conducting research studies. Dr. Patel maintains her membership in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, American Academy of Oral Medicine, Central Arizona Dental Society, Arizona Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, and Special Care in Dentistry Association.

Hotel Accommodations

Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. Rates good through Thursday, October 10, 2019. LIMITED SPACE, SO REGISTER EARLY.

Make reservations via this reservations link or by phone at 800-940-8528. When making reservations via phone, please mention “Arizona Dental Association” to receive the special rate. This rate applies to one day prior and one day after the conference dates.


Event Exhibitors

Interested? Register online or contact us at 480-344-5777, Ext 306


Schedule

Friday, November 1, 2019
7:30am-9:00am Conference Registration and Breakfast
7:30am-5:00pm Exhibits
9:00am-Noon • Diagnostic Considerations
• Pediatric Substance Abuse
• Ethics
10:00am-10:15am Networking/Exhibit Break
Noon-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-4:30pm • Sleep Medicine
• Commonly Prescribed Medications
3:00-3:15pm Networking/Exhibit Break


Saturday, November 2, 2019
7:30am-9:00am Conference Registration and Breakfast
7:30am-4:30pm Exhibits
9:00am-Noon • The Opioid Epidemic
• Double-Tilt Precision Attachment Partial Dentures
10:00am-10:15am Networking/Exhibit Break
Noon-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-4:30pm • Oral Mucosal Lesions
• All-on-Four Dental Implants, Business of Dental Implants, Risk Management for the Implant and non-Implant dental professional
3:00-3:15pm Networking/Exhibit Break:





Pricing

By 9/20 After 9/20
AzDA Dentist 425 510
AzDA Dentist (Retired / Life) 225 270
ADA Dentist (Outside AZ) 500 600
Non-AzDA Dentist 600 720
Team Member (AzDA Allied) 200 240
Team Member 250 300
Students/Residents
Spouse/Guest Lunch 125 125
Each attendee registration includes breakfast and lunch. Registration packets with course tickets will be available for pick-up onsite.

*Become an AzDA Allied Member for $60 and receive $100 in savings in AzDA-sponsored CE course registrations throughout the year including WRDE. Contact Marguerite Meiers, 480-344-5777, Ext 300; marguerite@azda.org.




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