May 14-17, 2020
Kingston Plantation, Myrtle Beach, SC

Friday, May 15, 2020

* Denotes program NOT approved by NC State Board of Dental Examiners for CEU.

Morning Sessions

Ken M. Hargreaves, DDS, PhD
Issues in Managing the Persistent Endodontic Infection  (Lecture)
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
CE Hours: 3 hours 
Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Students



Course Description:
This evidence-based course is designed to provide effective and practical strategies for managing dentoalveolar infections.  The objective is to be practical.  The biology of infections is used as a foundation to allow the practitioner to select the best combination of dental and pharmacological treatments to manage dental infections.  In addition, potential adverse effects and their management will be reviewed.  Want to know which antibiotic to use? How to manage most endodontic infections with local treatment instead of antibiotics?  Which endodontic procedures offers the optimal way to reduce/eliminate endodontic pathogens?  ?  This course will answer these practical tips and more using a lecture style that emphasizes interactions with the audience in addressing endodontic infection problems with useful solutions.

Course Objectives: 
On the completion of this course attendees should be able to:
  • Describe a practical method that combines non-pharmacological treatment with the appropriate antibiotics for managing dental infections.
  • Understand the growing recognition of bacterial strains resistant to current antibiotics and be able to describe how to manage this problem.
  • Describe clinical outcome studies comparing one appointment to multiple appointment procedures.
Bio:
Ken Hargreaves received his DDS from Georgetown University, his PhD in physiology from the Uniformed Services University, and his certificate in Endodontics from the University of Minnesota. He is professor and Chair of the Department of Endodontics at University of Texas in San Antonio, maintains a private practice limited to endodontics and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontists. Ken has received an NIH MERIT Award for research, two IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards, the ADA Gold Medal Award for Research and the AAE Louis I. Grossman Award. Ken has published more than 200 articles, two textbooks and serves as editor of the Journal of Endodontics.
 
Mark Hyman, DDS, MAGD
Dentistry’s Top Game Changers: 20 innovations for successful teams (Lecture)
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
CE Hours: 3 hours
Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Office Staff, Lab Techs, Dental Students


Course Description:       
When living life in the fast lane of private practice, how do you improve your patient’s experience as we deliver optimal care? Highly successful teams constantly reimagine, reinvent and implement change to assure success during turbulent times. Prepare to laugh and learn about the Top 20 Game Changers!

Course Objective:
Attendees will learn:
  • Evaluate and implement advances in dentistry
  • Capitalize on individual skills of your dental team members to improve productivity
  • Apply new techniques for keeping your team focused and enthused.
Bio:
Dr. Mark E. Hyman is a renowned dentist in Greensboro, NC, and a public speaker whose work is characterized by his warmth, enthusiasm, sense of humor, and passion for dentistry. As an accomplished seminar speaker, he has lectured throughout North America and Europe at every major dental meeting. He has earned national and international recognition. Since 2001, Dentistry Today magazine has selected Dr. Hyman as one of the top speakers in dentistry.
 
J. Timothy Wright DDS, MS & Sylvia A. Frazier-Bowers DDS, PhD
Dental Defects –Jaws, Teeth, Genes and Treatments Part 1 (Lecture)
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
Location: TBD 
CE Hours: 3 hours 
Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Lab Technicians, Dental Students


           
Course Description:
This course presents the latest information on how the human genome project has advanced our ability to both diagnose and treat developmental defects involving the craniofacial and dental complex. The speakers will present advances in our knowledge related to genetics and recently emerging therapies in a clinical framework that is both applicable to dental practice and is understandable. Topics will span craniofacial and tooth development issues that are illustrated with clinical cases and management outcomes. Precision medicine and dentistry are paving the way for a new era of health care that is predicated on correct diagnosis of the many genetic anomalies confronting clinicians on a routine basis and knowing how to appropriately refer and treat affected individuals.

Course Objectives: 
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 
  • Be familiar with developmental defects of the jaws and dentition and their prevalence
  •  Be able to correctly identify conditions by applying appropriate diagnostic rubrics.
  • Understand how dental and medical teams address issues related to general and oral health care, orthodontics, perio-prosthetics, and patient psychosocial impact.
  • Be familiar with available and emerging therapies.
Bios: 

J. Timothy Wright DDS, MS
Tim Wright received his DDS degree from West Virginia University and completed his specialty training in pediatric dentistry and Master of Science Degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He currently is the Distinguished Bawden Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and has served as Pediatric Dentistry Department Chair.
He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science. He has published over 200 peer reviewed scientific manuscripts, edited two texts and authored 24 text chapters. Dr. Wright has served as the Chair of the Council for Scientific Affairs for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association. He is currently Chair of the Evidence Based Dentistry Committee for the AAPD and is the immediate past President of the American Association for Dental Research.

Sylvia A. Frazier-Bowers DDS, PhD
Dr. Frazier-Bowers is an Associate Professor of Orthodontics at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) Adams School of Dentistry and was recently appointed as the Assistant Dean of Inclusive Excellence and Equity Initiatives.  She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a DDS from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  After graduating dental school, she completed the NIH Dentist-Scientist Program (K16) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Orthodontics and Genetics and Molecular Biology.  Upon completion of her Orthodontic residency in 1997, and her Ph.D. in 1999, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Texas Houston.  She has held various leadership positions both locally and on the national level: serving as a Craniofacial biology group (CBG) Councilor and, President; AAOF Planning and Research Board and Chair of the AAO Council on Scientific Affairs.

Her role as orthodontic faculty includes teaching graduate and pre-doctoral level Growth and Development courses, conducting human genetic studies of inherited tooth disorders, supervising graduate clinical Orthodontics and treating patients in the UNC School of Dentistry faculty practice.  Over the past 15 years she has served as a chair or committee member for over 25 Master's thesis, mentor for 5 postdoctoral trainees and been the primary advisor for 20 pre-doctoral students.  She has received multiple grant awards for studies on the genetics of inherited tooth disorders, as well as helped students realize their educational goals and accolades- including 7 regional and/or national student awards at the graduate and/or pre-doctoral level. The crux of Dr. Frazier-Bowers’ translational research program inspires a paradigm shift in orthodontics from "how to move teeth--to how teeth move."
 
Dr. Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque
HIV: Dentistry's Opportunity to Make A Difference, Part 1 (Lecture)
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
Location: TBD
CE Hours: 3 hours 
Audience:  Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants



Course Description:   
This course will focus on understanding the opportunities for dentistry in HIV and in the eradication of new HIV cases in NC. We will discuss HIV oral health care, the importance of oral inflammation to HIV outcomes, and oral HIV testing.

Course Objectives:
After attending this lecture, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the link between oral health and overall health outcomes in the context of HIV
  • Understand the contribution of periodontal disease, prosthodontic needs and caries to HIV
  • Understand the role of prevention and oral health education in the context of HIV
  • Understand the global and local reach of HIV.
Bio:
Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque is a Professor in the Department of Dental Ecology, University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry, Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and the Director of Oral Viral Pathogenesis Group. Dr. Webster-Cyriaque received her D.D.S. from State University of New York at Buffalo and her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She has continued oral disease pathogenesis studies in the broader context of infectious diseases and medicine and working closely with the HIV population. Her research program is entitled Viral Oral Infections in Immunesuppression and Cancer (VOIICe). Over the past two decades she has maintained clinical activity primarily focused in medically complex populations including HIV and cancer. She is passionate about the care and volunteers to attend regularly in a free SNDA Care clinic for the underserved. Her translational research involves NIH/HRSA-supported HIV clinical trials, which she has chaired or co-chaired. As vice chair and chair of the Oral HIV AIDS Research Alliance, she has characterized HIV oral viral infections domestically and globally. She has a demonstrated a record of accomplished and productive research projects with a focus on oral opportunistic viral infection. From her SPNS studies in HIV+ subjects they have detected relationships between oral status and HIV outcomes. She is passionate about training and mentoring and views these two career skills as critical to creating and informing the next generation of translational scientists. She has provided science mentorship to over 50 trainees, several of whom are now working in academia. She is attuned to the importance of a research workforce that reflects our diverse society and is the 2019 Chair of the AADR Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. She has mentored students from high school to postdoctoral and junior faculty levels, she has mentored several Schweitzer Award fellows, and multiple F and K awardee. A testament to her passion for training is reflected in receipt of the 2012 Mentor of the Year Award, a Dental Educator Award (2014), Old North State Outstanding Overall Achievement Award (2015), and the UNC McClinton Outstanding Faculty Award (2017). She serves as advisor for a dental school pipeline program, UNC Undergraduate Student National Dental Association and has been involved in multiple training grant activities as both mentor and training program Preceptor/Co-Investigator, and have served on numerous national and local panels on training, diversity and translational research. She is PI of the UNC CTSA Post-doctoral program, Co-Principal Investigator for the UNC Molecular Virology Training Grant, Co-Investigator on the research leadership team for the UNC Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health. As evidenced by the above activities, she is committed to training and to translational efforts that decrease the impact of oral disease.
Dr. Steve Pohlhaus
Title: Dental Lasers: Expensive Toys or Essential Tools? Part 1 (Lecture)
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
CE Hours: 3 hours
Audience:  Dentists

Sponsor: Fotona Lasers


Course Description:   
Please join us for a lecture on the advancements of laser dentistry. Dr. Steve Pohlhaus from Baltimore Center for Laser Dentistry will be presenting on Fotona's dual modality laser, the Lightwalker, and how laser dentistry will soon become the norm for every practice. He will also cover how a laser can not only pay for itself, but increase revenue while increasing patient care and patient experience.

Course Objectives:
Attendees will learn about:
  • Why lasers are minimally invasive: treatment procedures are usually faster, easier to perform and with less or no anesthesia, pain and shorter healing times compared to conventional treatment?
  •  Varied applications across operative, endo, perio, oral surgery, pediatric, sleep and aesthetics
  • Anesthesia-free cavity preps; better bonding and fast
  • SWEEPS endo protocol for cleaning the canals and subcanals and removing the smear layer
  • Perio new attachment procedure and bone regeneration
  • Easy crown lengthening, gingivectomy, frenectomy and more with laser - to keep more in house
  • Unique non-ablative sleep/snoring and facial aesthetics intraoral procedures
  • Treating Peri-Implantitis with the Erbium laser and disinfecting an implant site for better outcomes.
Bio:
Dr. Pohlhaus is a native Baltimorean and had been practicing in Linthicum since 1992. He developed an interest in minimally invasive dentistry early in his career and began using dental lasers in 2004. He has devoted his career to introducing his patients and colleagues to the benefits of lasers. Dr. Pohlhaus has been lecturing on the topic of dental lasers since 2005 and is a trainer for Fotona USA's "Phast Start" laser course for new owners of the Lightwalker Laser. He was also on the faculty at the University of Maryland Dental School in the Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences for twenty years. He also has been involved in dental service projects, including the Dominican Dental Project that he headed from 2001-2014.

Afternoon Sessions

Ken M. Hargreaves, DDS, PhD
Successful Management of Acute Dental Pain (Lecture)
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
CE Hours: 3 hours
Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Students


 
Course Description:
This evidence-based course is designed to provide effective and practical strategies for managing acute dental pain emergencies.  The latest information on NSAIDS, acetaminophen-containing analgesics and local anesthetics will be provided with the objective of having immediate application to your next patient emergency.  Want to know how to anesthetize that hot tooth?  How to predictably manage severe acute pain after surgical or endodontic treatments?  How to combine common medications to improve analgesia?  This course will answer these practical tips and more using a lecture style that emphasizes interactions with the audience in answering common pain problems with useful solutions.

Course Objectives: 
On the completion of this course attendees should be able to:
  • Describe a fast and efficient routine for managing dental pain emergency patients
  • Select the best combination of analgesics to manage dental pain that avoid or minimize the need for opioids
  • Provide effective local anesthesia to the classic “hot” molar case.
Bio:
Ken Hargreaves received his DDS from Georgetown University, his PhD in physiology from the Uniformed Services University, and his certificate in Endodontics from the University of Minnesota. He is professor and Chair of the Department of Endodontics at University of Texas in San Antonio, maintains a private practice limited to endodontics and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontists. Ken has received an NIH MERIT Award for research, two IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards, the ADA Gold Medal Award for Research and the AAE Louis I. Grossman Award. Ken has published more than 200 articles, two textbooks and serves as editor of the Journal of Endodontics.
 
Karen Gregory, RN
What Do You Do When No One is Watching? An OSHA and Infection Control Update (Lecture)
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
CE Hours: 3 hours
Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Lab Tech

 *This course will meet DANB’s annual Bloodborne Pathogen and Infection Control annual continuing education requirements.
Course Description:       
Attend this fast paced, lively session on how to position your practice to be in compliance with applicable state and federal regulations, as well as the 2003 CDC dental infection control guidelines. This training will address measures to reduce the likelihood of a bloodborne exposure, and a review of the Hazard Communication Standard. Important infection control concepts to include chain of infection, employee immunizations, and instrument processing will be discussed. Bring your questions about employee and patient safety and leave with checklists and practical application of current safety requirements. You don’t have to dread the consequences of non-compliance!

Topics covered:
  • Risk of occupational exposure to HIV and Hepatitis and how to minimize risk of exposure for employees outlined in the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard
  • GHS and the Hazard Communication Standard
  • CDC recommendations for infection control in dental facilities
  • Critical steps in instrument processing.
Course Objective:
Attendees will learn:
  • Recall signs, symptoms and mode of transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C
  • Discuss the risks of exposure specific to bloodborne pathogens and prevention methods
  • Discuss updates to the Hazard Communication standard to align with GHS as it relates to labels, pictograms, and SDS
  • Discuss basic infection control principles applicable to dental practices, including proper disinfection process for environmental surfaces, patient equipment and prevention of spread of respiratory illness
  • Recall four (4) critical steps in instrument processing.
Bio:
Karen Gregory is passionate about employee and patient safety and takes every opportunity to share this important information to improve the quality of healthcare for everyone involved.

Karen works with Total Medical Compliance (TMC) as Director of Compliance and Education where she is responsible for the development and supervision of compliance programs. TMC provides onsite OSHA, infection control, and HIPAA compliance solutions to dental and medical practices, as well as seminars and webinars on various compliance issues.

She is a requested speaker at local, state, and national dental meetings. Karen is on the Editorial Review Board for Infection Control in Practice, a Hu-Friedy Key Opinion Leader and serves on the OSAP Board of Directors.
 
Mark Hyman, DDS, MAGD
Grand Slam Early Years of Private Practice (Lecture)
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
CE Hours: 3 hours 
Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Office Staff, Lab Techs, Dental Students

       
Course Description:
Have you ever thought to yourself, “If I had only known then what I know now?” Remember bumps, bruises and fiascoes during those early years? Enjoy a fast-paced, humorous review of 60 of the “greatest hits” of practice management and leadership advice. Doctors and teams can use this information at any stage of a career to guide their practices into the world of lower-stress and higher-productivity dentistry.

Course Objectives: 
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 
  • Discover the critical issues involved in successful handling of the new patient
  • Make certain the time you devote to the new patient is worthwhile- and productive
  • Learn new techniques for keeping your team focused and enthused – even when things go wrong
  • Learn how to capitalize on the individual skills of each dental team member and how these skills can improve the productivity of your practice and the quality of the service your practice provides.
Bio: 
Dr. Mark E. Hyman is a renowned dentist in Greensboro, NC, and a public speaker whose work is characterized by his warmth, enthusiasm, sense of humor, and passion for dentistry. As an accomplished seminar speaker, he has lectured throughout North America and Europe at every major dental meeting. He has earned national and international recognition. Since 2001, Dentistry Today magazine has selected Dr. Hyman as one of the top speakers in dentistry.  
 
J. Timothy Wright DDS, MS & Sylvia A. Frazier-Bowers DDS, PhD
Dental Defects –Jaws, Teeth, Genes and Treatments Part 2 (Lecture)
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
CE Hours: 3 hours 
Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Lab Technicians, Dental Students


Course Description:
This course presents the latest information on how the human genome project has advanced our ability to both diagnose and treat developmental defects involving the craniofacial and dental complex. The speakers will present advances in our knowledge related to genetics and recently emerging therapies in a clinical framework that is both applicable to dental practice and is understandable. Topics will span craniofacial and tooth development issues that are illustrated with clinical cases and management outcomes. Precision medicine and dentistry are paving the way for a new era of health care that is predicated on correct diagnosis of the many genetic anomalies confronting clinicians on a routine basis and knowing how to appropriately refer and treat affected individuals.

Course Objectives: 
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 
  • Be familiar with developmental defects of the jaws and dentition and their prevalence
  •  Be able to correctly identify conditions by applying appropriate diagnostic rubrics.
  • Understand how dental and medical teams address issues related to general and oral health care, orthodontics, perio-prosthetics, and patient psychosocial impact.
  • Be familiar with available and emerging therapies.
Bios: 

J. Timothy Wright DDS, MS
Tim Wright received his DDS degree from West Virginia University and completed his specialty training in pediatric dentistry and Master of Science Degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He currently is the Distinguished Bawden Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and has served as Pediatric Dentistry Department Chair.
He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science. He has published over 200 peer reviewed scientific manuscripts, edited two texts and authored 24 text chapters. Dr. Wright has served as the Chair of the Council for Scientific Affairs for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association. He is currently Chair of the Evidence Based Dentistry Committee for the AAPD and is the immediate past President of the American Association for Dental Research.

Sylvia A. Frazier-Bowers DDS, PhD
Dr. Frazier-Bowers is an Associate Professor of Orthodontics at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) Adams School of Dentistry and was recently appointed as the Assistant Dean of Inclusive Excellence and Equity Initiatives.  She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a DDS from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  After graduating dental school, she completed the NIH Dentist-Scientist Program (K16) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Orthodontics and Genetics and Molecular Biology.  Upon completion of her Orthodontic residency in 1997, and her Ph.D. in 1999, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Texas Houston.  She has held various leadership positions both locally and on the national level: serving as a Craniofacial biology group (CBG) Councilor and, President; AAOF Planning and Research Board and Chair of the AAO Council on Scientific Affairs.

Her role as orthodontic faculty includes teaching graduate and pre-doctoral level Growth and Development courses, conducting human genetic studies of inherited tooth disorders, supervising graduate clinical Orthodontics and treating patients in the UNC School of Dentistry faculty practice.  Over the past 15 years she has served as a chair or committee member for over 25 Master's thesis, mentor for 5 postdoctoral trainees and been the primary advisor for 20 pre-doctoral students.  She has received multiple grant awards for studies on the genetics of inherited tooth disorders, as well as helped students realize their educational goals and accolades- including 7 regional and/or national student awards at the graduate and/or pre-doctoral level. The crux of Dr. Frazier-Bowers’ translational research program inspires a paradigm shift in orthodontics from "how to move teeth--to how teeth move."
 
Dr. Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque
HIV: Dentistry's Opportunity to Make A Difference, Part 2 (Lecture)
Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
CE Hours: 3 hours
Audience:  Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants
Course Description:   
This course will focus on understanding the opportunities for dentistry in HIV and in the eradication of new HIV cases in NC. We will discuss HIV oral health care, the importance of oral inflammation to HIV outcomes, and oral HIV testing.

Course Objectives:
After attending this lecture, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the link between oral health and overall health outcomes in the context of HIV
  • Understand the contribution of periodontal disease, prosthodontic needs and caries to HIV
  • Understand the role of prevention and oral health education in the context of HIV
  • Understand the global and local reach of HIV.
Bio:
Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque is a Professor in the Department of Dental Ecology, University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry, Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and the Director of Oral Viral Pathogenesis Group. Dr. Webster-Cyriaque received her D.D.S. from State University of New York at Buffalo and her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She has continued oral disease pathogenesis studies in the broader context of infectious diseases and medicine and working closely with the HIV population. Her research program is entitled Viral Oral Infections in Immunesuppression and Cancer (VOIICe). Over the past two decades she has maintained clinical activity primarily focused in medically complex populations including HIV and cancer. She is passionate about the care and volunteers to attend regularly in a free SNDA Care clinic for the underserved. Her translational research involves NIH/HRSA-supported HIV clinical trials, which she has chaired or co-chaired. As vice chair and chair of the Oral HIV AIDS Research Alliance, she has characterized HIV oral viral infections domestically and globally. She has a demonstrated a record of accomplished and productive research projects with a focus on oral opportunistic viral infection. From her SPNS studies in HIV+ subjects they have detected relationships between oral status and HIV outcomes. She is passionate about training and mentoring and views these two career skills as critical to creating and informing the next generation of translational scientists. She has provided science mentorship to over 50 trainees, several of whom are now working in academia. She is attuned to the importance of a research workforce that reflects our diverse society and is the 2019 Chair of the AADR Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. She has mentored students from high school to postdoctoral and junior faculty levels, she has mentored several Schweitzer Award fellows, and multiple F and K awardee. A testament to her passion for training is reflected in receipt of the 2012 Mentor of the Year Award, a Dental Educator Award (2014), Old North State Outstanding Overall Achievement Award (2015), and the UNC McClinton Outstanding Faculty Award (2017). She serves as advisor for a dental school pipeline program, UNC Undergraduate Student National Dental Association and has been involved in multiple training grant activities as both mentor and training program Preceptor/Co-Investigator, and have served on numerous national and local panels on training, diversity and translational research. She is PI of the UNC CTSA Post-doctoral program, Co-Principal Investigator for the UNC Molecular Virology Training Grant, Co-Investigator on the research leadership team for the UNC Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health. As evidenced by the above activities, she is committed to training and to translational efforts that decrease the impact of oral disease.
Dr. Steve Pohlhaus
Dental Lasers: Expensive Toys or Essential Tools? Part 2 (HANDS-ON)
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
CE Hours: 3 hours 
Audience:  Dentists

Sponsor: Fotona Lasers
Course Description:   
Please continue your education on the advancements of laser dentistry with a 3-hour hands-on course. Dr. Steve Pohlhaus, a nationally recognized trainer for Fotona, will have 2 hard and soft tissue Lightwalker ATS lasers to help conquer the fear of implementing this new technology into your practice. This course is limited to 20 dentists.

Course Objectives:
Attendees will focus on the following treatments:
  • Teeth Preparation using the Erbium Yag wavelength
  • Gingivectomies using both hard and soft tissue wavelengths
  • Frenectomies
  • Biopsy’s
  • Osseous Crown Lengthening
  • Nightlase snoring, non invasive airway enhancement treatment that falls within the scope of every licensed clinician in the state.
Bio:
Dr. Pohlhaus is a native Baltimorean and had been practicing in Linthicum since 1992. He developed an interest in minimally invasive dentistry early in his career and began using dental lasers in 2004. He has devoted his career to introducing his patients and colleagues to the benefits of lasers. Dr. Pohlhaus has been lecturing on the topic of dental lasers since 2005 and is a trainer for Fotona USA's "Phast Start" laser course for new owners of the Lightwalker Laser. He was also on the faculty at the University of Maryland Dental School in the Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences for twenty years. He also has been involved in dental service projects, including the Dominican Dental Project that he headed from 2001-2014.