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

Friday, May 21, 2021 COMING SOON

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

Morning Sessions

Mark Hyman, DDS, MAGD
Dentistry’s Top Game Changers: 20 innovations for successful teams (Lecture)
CE Hours: 2 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
Dental Defects –Jaws, Teeth, Genes and Treatments Part 1 (Lecture)
CE Hours: 4 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."
 

Afternoon Sessions

Karen Gregory, RN
What Do You Do When No One is Watching? An OSHA and Infection Control Update (Lecture)
CE Hours: 2 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)
CE Hours: 2 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.