May 16 - 19, 2019

Saturday, May 18, 2019

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

Morning Sessions

Randy F, Huffines, DDS, FRCSEd
Title: Root Caries, Proven Techniques for Frustrating Situations (Lecture)
CE Hours: 3 hours
Audience: Dentists/DA
​Course Description: 
Rarely mentioned a generation ago, root caries is now a common and often frustrating clinical problem. This presentation incorporates the latest research into step-by-step clinical techniques you can use with your most challenging patients. Learn practical tips on selecting restorative materials, exposing subgingival decay, preparation techniques, matrixing, finishing and new preventive strategies. Techniques are clearly explained by extensive use of clinical images and video clips so they can immediately be put into practice. 

Course Objectives:
1) Select step-wise and incomplete caries removal options for various clinical situations.
2) Properly select new bioactive restorative materials based on patient-specific criteria.
3) Utilize the passive wedge technique and cervical matrix.
4) Learn techniques for placing and finishing materials for direct restoration of root caries.
5) Evaluate how margin placement of full coverage restorations affects root caries risk.
6) Manage soft tissues during root caries restoration.
7) Apply new preventive strategies including silver diamine fluoride.

Bio:
Dr. Randy Huffines is recognized as one of the country's leading experts on treating older and medically complex adults. He received his DDS in 1983 from the University of Tennessee. Randy left practice for two years to become one of only a handful of practicing clinicians in the United States to complete a two-year postdoctoral Fellowship in Geriatric Dentistry. During his career he has treated patients in a traditional private practice, in hospitals, and in nursing homes. He is a Past President and a Fellow of the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry, Fellow of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, and Diplomate of the American Board Special Care Dentistry and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Scotland. During the 1990s he served as the first chair of the group developing the computerized oral health record that became the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics. In 2004 he was appointed to the American Dental Association's Elder Care Task Force. Dr. Huffines was the originator of the ADA Preventive Office of the Year Award. He has served on the Editorial Board of two major dental drug references. Randy holds faculty appointments in colleges of dentistry, medicine, nursing, and allied health sciences. Despite these responsibilities, Dr. Huffines has spent most of his career as a “wet-fingered” clinician providing comprehensive dental care to older and medically complex patients. This extensive practical experience is evident throughout his courses as he illustrates concepts with the thousands of patients he has personally treated.



Dr. Aurelio Alonso, DDS, MS, PhD 
Title: Orofacial Pain (Lecture)
Time: 8:30am - 11:30am
CE Hours: 3 hour
Audience: Dentist


​Course Description:
This course is intended to general dentists and specialists who are interested to learn the different types of orofacial pain, including Temporomandibular Disorders, Primary Headache Disorders, Neuropathic Orofacial Disorders and the bi-directional relationship between pain and sleep.   Some of these conditions may also present as a toothache or pain adjacent to the tooth or tooth site.  Making the correct diagnosis is essential in order to provide appropriate management. This course will also discuss the current  management of the different types of Orofacial Pain and how to address the pain – sleep relationship. 

 ​Course Objectives: ​
  • Learn the different types of Orofacial Pain
  • Learn the bi-directional relationship between pain and sleep
  • Learn about the different types of Orofacial Pain conditions can mimic odontogenic pain
  • Learn about the current  types of Orofacial Pain management and management of Sleep Disorders 
Bio:
Dr. Alonso is an internationally-respected Orofacial Pain clinician who has over 20 years of experience in Orofacial Pain.  He is an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and the Director of Operations and Director Orofacial Pain at Duke Innovative Pain Therapies, Center for Translational Pain Medicine. Dr. Alonso joined Duke University, Department of Anesthesiology from Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was an assistant professor in the School of Dental Medicine. After completing his DDS from the University of Ribeirao Preto in 1997, Dr. Alonso completed a Fellowship in Occlusion and Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) at São Paulo State University in Brazil, where he also earned a certificate of Prosthodontics. From 2002 to 2005, Dr. Alonso completed graduate training in TMD and Orofacial Pain from the UMDNJ New Jersey Dental School and University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He received his MS in Dentistry and PhD in Oral Biology from the University of Minnesota. He is also trained in Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Alonso is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain.He has published several abstracts and peer-review publications in the Prosthodontic and Orofacial Pain fields. His clinical research interests are in myofascial pain, primary headaches disorders neuropathic orofacial pain condition, sleep disorders and the use of biologics in the management of chronic orofacial pain condition.
Dr. Omar Abubaker, DMD, PhD 
Title: Opioid Epidemic Update & Pain Management in the Dental Office (Lecture)
Time: 8:30am - 9:30am
CE Hours: 1 hour  - Meets NCSBDE Opioid CE Requirement
Audience: Dentist
 
​Course Description:
This lecture will review the events leading to the current opioid epidemic in the US and the extent of different harm of the opioid epidemic. It will also examine the pattern of prescribing by doctors and its relation to the opioid epidemic. Finally, we will review the current understanding of dental pain and discuss evidence-based management of the dental pain.

Course Objectives: ​
At the end of the presentation, the attendees should be able to have an advanced appreciation and grasps of the following concepts:​​
  • ​Analyze the history and epidemiology of current opioid epidemic
  • Systematically assess the scientific basis Dental Pain
  • Appreciate the following cornerstone of management of dental pain
    • Pre and postoperative consolation and counseling of patients regarding dental pain
    • Pharmacological managementi.
      • Opioids and pain
      • ii.Nonopioid pain management
    • Adjunct modalities for treatment of dental pain
    • When and where to make a pain referral

Bio:
Dr. A. Omar Abubaker, DMD, PhD is a graduate of School of Dental Medicine, School of Dentistry, and University of Pittsburgh. He Earned his DMD from School of Dental Medicine , University of Pittsburgh, completed his residency training and a fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from Presbyterian University Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has been on the Faculty at VCU School of Dentistry and VCU medical Center since 1991. He is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. and by the American Board of Dental Anesthesiology
 
Dr. Abubaker currently serves as professor and Chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery School of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Dentistry, at MCV Hospital. He maintains an active busy intramural private practice in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is also actively involved in teaching dental students and oral and maxillofacial surgery residents, all in addition to his administrative responsibilities as a chair of the department.
 
Dr. Abubaker authored two oral and maxillofacial surgery textbooks, over 100 chapters and over 50 peer- review scientific articles and numerous abstracts and scientific presentations. Dr. Abubaker recently earned a Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies from the International Program in Addiction Studies which is jointly housed in Virginia Commonwealth University, The University of Adelaide, Australia and Kings College London, England. He has recently become involved in education and research in the field of addiction and opioid epidemic and pain management. He has presented and appeared on numerous local and national organization on these topics over the past two years..
Dr. Omar Abubaker, DMD, PhD
Title: Management of Patients with Substance Abuses Disorder/Addiction (Lecture)
Time: 10:00am - Noon
CE Hours: 2 hours
Audience: Dentist/DA/Hygienist
​Course Description:
​In span of two hours we will review the diagnosis and definition of SUD and the different terminology related to the disease. The discussion will also review the pathophysiology of SUD and recognition and management of patients with SUD presenting for dental treatment in the dental office.

Course Objectives: ​
At the end of the presentation, the attendees should be able to able to appraise the relevance and importance of the following topics to the practice of dentistry:
  • Definition of and diagnosis of SUD
    • Includes the definition of addiction and the diagnosis of addiction according to DSM-V, and ASAM’s six dimensions and continuum. It also includes the clinical and behavioral elements of addiction and the practice-appropriate screening tools, including co-morbidity screening
  • Different terminology related to substance use disorder 
  • Science of addiction
    • Biopsychosocial, spiritual and behavioral aspects, and the lifecycle of addiction, at the risk and protective factors in opioid addiction, the special populations at risk of addiction
  • Current Treatment of addiction
  • Recognition of patient with SUD in the dental office 
  • Communicating with patients with SUD
  • Management of patient with active SUD and those in recovery requiring dental procedures
  • Management of patient on chronic opioid therapy 
 Bio:
Dr. A. Omar Abubaker, DMD, PhD is a graduate of School of Dental Medicine, School of Dentistry, and University of Pittsburgh. He Earned his DMD from School of Dental Medicine , University of Pittsburgh, completed his residency training and a fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from Presbyterian University Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has been on the Faculty at VCU School of Dentistry and VCU medical Center since 1991. He is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. and by the American Board of Dental Anesthesiology
 
Dr. Abubaker currently serves as professor and Chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery School of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Dentistry, at MCV Hospital. He maintains an active busy intramural private practice in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is also actively involved in teaching dental students and oral and maxillofacial surgery residents, all in addition to his administrative responsibilities as a chair of the department.
 
Dr. Abubaker authored two oral and maxillofacial surgery textbooks, over 100 chapters and over 50 peer- review scientific articles and numerous abstracts and scientific presentations. Dr. Abubaker recently earned a Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies from the International Program in Addiction Studies which is jointly housed in Virginia Commonwealth University, The University of Adelaide, Australia and Kings College London, England. He has recently become involved in education and research in the field of addiction and opioid epidemic and pain management. He has presented and appeared on numerous local and national organization on these topics over the past two years..
Dr. John Flucke 
Title: State of the Art Technologies to Improve Your Practice (Lecture)
Time: 8:30am - 11:30am
CE Hours: 3 hours
Audience: Dentist/ Office Staff



​Course Description:
Learn about many technologies and strategies that can improve your efficiency and patient care. Topics covered include the digital operatory, lasers, endodontic improvements and many others. This fun and fast-paced lecture will give you tons of info, no matter where you are on the "techno-curve", in an entertaining and highly interactive format.

Not every piece of technology needs to be expensive complicated. There are lots of "techno-nuggets" out there, that can change your office and the lives of your patients for the better, without requiring a loan or a 6 week training program. Dr. Flucke, Technology Editor for Dental Products Report, scours trade shows and the internet to find the latest and greatest products and devices...so you don't have to!
Dr. Flucke pushes his office to be on the leading edge and will show why and how high tech can make practicing easier and more fun. The techniques and devices presented are ones that are used every day in his office, so this lecture comes from the perspective of real world clinical experience.

Spend the day with "Dentistry's Technology Evangelist" and leave with a list of new and exciting ways to improve patient care and office efficiency the very next day. 

 ​Course Objectives: ​
  • Advantages of digital operatories
  • Uses of different laser wavelengths
  • Improve your bonded restorations
  • Learn implementation strategies
  • Learn affordable ways to improve clinical outcome and efficiency 
Bio:
Dr. John Flucke has a private practice in Lee's Summit, Missouri, serves as Technology Editor for Dental Products Report, as well as Chief Dental Editor where he writes, edits and makes videos of products featured in his "Technology Evangelist" columns.
Having one of the most popular dental blogs on the internet, Dr. Flucke features daily updates on technology in healthcare. He also lectures extensively on all aspects of clinical dentistry and leading-edge technology, across the US and abroad.
Dr. Flucke is a consultant for the development of dental products by manufacturers and is past president of the Greater Kansas City Dental Society, as well as having served as the Missouri State Peer Review Chairman.
Jimmy Georgiou
Title: The Beginner's Guide to HIPAA and Technology (Lecture)
Time: 8:30am - 11:30am
CE Hours: 3 hours
Audience: Dentist/Office Staff


​Course Description:
This course will provide background on how HIPAA and EHR will help shape the landscape of the Dental Industry.  Those attending will also have an understanding of the conceptual and practical aspects of designing, implementing, deploying and maintaining a secure environment for ePHI, HIPAA and Dental Technologies. 

 ​Course Objectives: ​
  • Understand how to educate staff on HIPAA requirements and expectations and the steps to take to protect patient's Protected Health Information (PHI).
  • Implement technological procedures and safeguards to address all applicable HIPAA requirements of securing the PHI of patients.
  • Walk away with an overview on how HIPAA and technology can actually improve your business.
  • Learn Best Practices to protect yourself (and practice!) from a HIPAA/OCR Audit
  • Illustrate the need to properly invest in Security and Compliance for your practice
  • Educate office members what HIPAA mandates are in relation to protecting patient data
Bio:
Jimmy Georgiou is the President and CEO of SolutionStart, a leading provider of technology solutions and services with a focus on the Dental Industry. Jimmy has over 19-years of strong experience in Information Technology with 15 of those focused in the dental market.  He has established a proven track record of working with clients to understand their strategic objectives in designing and implementing technology solutions into the demanding computer and network environments of a dental office.
 Jimmy is an industry leader in the areas of HIPAA and dental technology and has educated thousands of dental professionals through his presentations at Industry Annual Sessions, Society Meetings and Study Clubs.
Ms. Karen Gregory
Title: Annual OSHA Update (Lecture)a
​Sponsored by Total Medical Compliance

Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
CE Hours: 3 hours 
Audience: Dentist/DA/Hygienist

 
​Course Description:
If an OSHA inspector were to visit your practice next week how would you fare? You can be prepared for an inspection, but there must be a clear understanding of the requirements and a plan. Once you have these items in place, your practice will be positioned to be a safe workplace. This training will provide a review of OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, the updated Hazard Communication Standard and other safety issues specific to the dental practice environment. Not your typical OSHA update; it will actually be informative and may even make you laugh!​

Course Objectives:
  • Explain the requirements listed in the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard which creates protections for workers against exposure to blood and body fluids.
  • Recall the updated labeling requirements under the Hazard Communication Standard.
Bio:
Karen joined Total Medical Compliance in 2006 as Director of Compliance and Education where she is responsible for the development and supervision of compliance programs within the organization. TMC provides onsite OSHA, infection control, and HIPAA compliance solutions to dental and medical practices, throughout the United States as well as seminars and webinars on various compliance issues.
 
Karen is a requested speaker at local and state medical and dental meetings, and was a presenter at the Hinman Dental Meeting, the OSAP Symposium and multiple OSAP Infection Control Boot Camps and CDA Presents. She is on the Editorial Review Board for Infection Control in Practice and is frequent contributor of articles in local and state organizational newsletters and magazines. Karen has been presented the Dr. Milton E. Schaefer Superior Service Award for service to The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), has been recognized as a Hu-Friedy Key Opinion Leader and serves on the OSAP Board of Directors. 
 
In both her role as a spokesperson for OSAP and as the Director of Compliance and Education at Total Medical Compliance (TMC) she applies her expertise in infection and control and compliance to help healthcare professionals master the safe delivery of medical care. Passionate about employee and patient safety, Karen takes every opportunity to share this very important information in order to improve the quality of healthcare for all involved.
 
Karen has been responsible for the development and supervision of compliance programs at Total Medical Compliance since 2006. TMC provides onsite OSHA, infection control, and HIPAA compliance solutions to dental and medical practices throughout the United Stare.
 
As an active member of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) since 2009 she is currently serving as a member of the board. She is on the Editorial Review Board for Infection Control in Practice, OSAPs infection control training newsletter. OSAP has honored her repeatedly for her service; In 2013 she received the Dr. Milton E. Schaefer Superior Service Award for service and has been recognized as a Hu-Friedy Key Opinion Leader.
 
Karen is a sought after speaker at local and state medical and dental meetings, and was a presenter at the 2010 Hinman Dental Meeting, CDA Presents,several OSAP Symposium and the OSAP Infection Control Boot Camp. She frequently contributes articles to local and state organizational newsletters and magazines.
 
Dr. Peter Tawil, DMD, MS, DRDC(C)
Title: Seize Your Endodontic Edge (Lecture)
Time: 8:30am - 11:30am
CE Hours: 3 hours
Audience: Dentist



​Course Description:
Add an edge to your practice by understanding new techniques based on sound biology concepts in surgical and non-surgical endodontics. This lecture will cover the significant improvements that occurred in recent years in the development of new instruments, materials and techniques which give modern endodontic protocols such excellent predictability.
 
This course will go over the recent revolution in NiTi metallurgy, help you understand how to minimize and manage endodontic complications as well as help you demystify the principles of surgical endodontics. Studies show a distinct difference in outcome when modern microsurgical endodontic techniques are compared to the older traditional techniques in performing apical surgeries. Understanding these elements is crucial to help every dentist obtain an edge toward our goal of saving the natural dentition in a predictable fashion. 

Course Objectives: ​
At the completion of this course, the participants should be able to:​
  • Understand how to avoid and how to manage endodontic file separation
  • Know how to avoid and how to repair a perforation
  • Understand how to avoid and how to manage a bleach irrigation accident
  • Know the new metallurgy revolution in endodontics and when to use it
  • Understand how to avoid and how to manage endodontic complications
  • Know the outcomes and indications for periapcial microsurgery
  • Understand the importance of root-end management in endodontic surgery
  • Know how to obtain a predictable root-end seal through ultrasonics & biologic root-end fillings
Bio:
Dr. Peter Zahi Tawil started out his education in Mechanical Engineering at McGill University. He continued his studies in Dentistry where he obtained his DMD at the Université de Montréal & his AEGD certificate at the University of Rochester. After discovering his passion for Endodontics, he completed his Masters in Endodontics at UNC in Chapel Hill. Upon completion of his studies, Dr Tawil worked as a specialist in private practice for seven years in Québec & in North Carolina. He has several publications and a passion for Periapical Micro-surgery. He's currently the Olmsted Family  Distinguished Professor a the the University of North Carolina where he serves as the Director for Graduate Endodontics.
Dr. Steve Wallace
Title: Synergy of Biologics in the Treatment of Peri-Implantis (Lecture)
Time: 8:30am - 11:30am
CE Hours: 3 hours
Audience: 



​Course Description:
This presentation will show an evidence-based surgical protocol for predictable treatment of peri-implantitis infection. This novel surgical approach will demonstrate the synergy of multiple biologics that produces vertical bone regeneration around implants treated.
CBCT follow-up will show long-term results of vertical bone regeneration and re-osseointegration generated with this surgical aproach.
 
Course Objectives: ​
At the completion of this course, the participants should be able to:​
  • Understand the anatomy,  biology and wound healing of peri-implant tissues.
  • View live surgery video of the surgical procedure used to treat implant surfaces removing microbial biofilm and preventing recurrence.
  • Observe the evidence-based studies documenting the rapid, non-linear progression of peri-implantitis.
  • Become aware of  the severity and sequelae of retained cement in peri-implantitis infection.
  • Describe the biologic basis for re-osseointegration in peri-implantitis treatment.
Bio:
Dr. Wallace received his degrees in Pharmacy and Dental Surgery from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served on the faculty in the School of Dentistry and was in private restorative practice before entering the periodontics residency program at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina.Dr. Wallace has authored numerous research publications and serves as visiting faculty for the Medical University of South Carolina, Division of Periodontics and East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine.