Friday, May 20, 2022

CPR will be offered at 8:30am and 1:30pm

Morning Sessions

Dr. Ken Hargreaves
Title: Successful Management of Acute Dental Pain

Sponsor: Tar Heel Edondontic Educational Foundation
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
Course Type: Lecture
Intended Audience: All
CE Hours: 3

Course Description: 
This evidence-based course is designed to provide effective and practical strategies for managing acute dental pain emergencies.  It will start with an overview of the opioid mis-use syndrome, its origins and strategies to mitigate its spread.  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::
At the completion of this course, the practitioner should be able to:
  1. Describe risk factors and mitigation strategies for opioid mis-use syndrome
  2. Describe a fast and efficient routine for managing dental pain emergency patients
  3. Select the best combination of analgesics to manage dental pain
  4. Provide effective local anesthesia to the classic “hot” molar case
Dr. Joshua Austin, DDS
Title: Materials and Tech That Expedite Excellence

Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
Course Type: Lecture
Intended Audience: All
CE Hours:3

Course Description:
With a constant stream of new products that claim to be bigger, better, faster flooding the industry, it is challenging to know which are effective and efficient… and where there is hype. In this fast-moving market, advertising makes every product appear to be the panacea. However, some of the best products and services don’t enter the market with much fanfare. Dental professionals can become bogged down or confused when trying to decipher which new materials and technologies are right for their practices. As editorial director with Dental Economics magazine, Dr. Joshua Austin authors the column Pearls for Your Practice and has personally worked with most new products and technologies that have entered the market. In this interactive, fastmoving course, Joshua shares the current trends in dental materials and technologies. Learn how materials have changed over the past few years and how those changes can affect your procedures and practice. This evergreen program is continually evolving and fresh, making it a great option for a repeat presentation. Bring Joshua back time and time again to help attendees stay abreast of the dental materials and technologies of today’s dentistry

Course Objectives:
• Illuminate growing trends and discover the best new products and innovations on the market
 • Explore the impact new products/technologies have on the practice’s bottom line
 • Gain a formula for assessing time savings vs financial output in your purchasing decisions
• Analyze how bulk fill posterior composites compare to their traditional counterparts
• Discuss time saving placement techniques for bulk fill posterior composites
• Review universal adhesives and their advantages
• Explore the three etching techniques and learn when each are appropriate
• Review current cements and identify which classes are superior
• Discuss when luting is an appropriate choice instead of bonding
• Explore many other products and items that can make your life easier and your dentistry faster
Dr. Warren Gaboree & Erika Spring, RDH
Title: Profitability, Efficiency & Effectiveness: Game-Changing Technology and a Dental Hygiene Protocol

Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
Course Type: Lecture
Intended Audience: All
CE Hours: 3

Couse Description: When was the last time you seriously thought about your hygiene program? Other than consultants telling you need to do more SRPs to boost production, when was the last time you thought about the fact that how we do dental hygiene in 2022 is not much different from how it has been done for the last 50+ years? If you are ready to give your dental hygiene protocol some serious thought; if you are willing to contemplate a paradigm shift that will have your patients talking about their dental hygiene experience to all their friends and coworkers; this seminar is one you and your dental hygienist do not want to miss!

Course Objectives:
  • Compare and contrast traditional prophylaxis and GBT
  • Explain the Science of GBT
  • Recognize benefits of GBT in the op and in your practice
  • Examine the ROI potential
  • Recognize the paradigm shift in dental hygiene education
  • Validate enhanced hygiene department therapies
Karen Baker, BS,  Rph, MS
Title: Advances in Dental Pharmacotherapy

Sponsor: American College of Dentists - Carolina Section
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
Course Type: Lecture
Intended Audience: All
CE Hours: 3
 
Couse Description:

Antibiotic stewardship has taken on new importance with the emergence of superbugs and the decline in effective and available oral antibiotics. Karen will update the dental team on recent developments in dental antibiotic prescribing and outline strategies for prescribing to ensure therapeutic success with minimum risk. Difficult questions about antibiotic prophylaxis will be examined and all relevant guidelines and decision tools will be included. Opioid prescribing remains controversial, especially in young, opioid naïve patients. We will explore alternatives and strategies that benefit patients and reflect positively on your practice. Extensive and current handouts will maximize the chairside value of this fast-paced and entertaining lecture.

Course Objectives: 
 After attending this course and reviewing the handouts, the participant should be able to:
Select regimens for odontogenic infections based on allergies, intolerances, effectiveness, Black Box Warnings, and guidelines, prescribe antibiotic premedication for certain patients with a variety of implants including cardiac and orthopedic devices, anddiscuss the pros and cons of prophylactic antibiotics for implant placement, tooth extractions, and other surgical procedures, Discuss the extent of the opioid substance use disorder problem in the U.S. ,Examine the role of dental opioid prescribing in contributing to the opioid epidemic,Explain the relative effectiveness of non-opioid and opioid agents in acute pain,Discuss benefits vs risks of specific pain control regimens for effective dental analgesia, and List the top five drug interactions every dental clinician should know about.

Afternoon Sessions

Dr. Peter Auster 
Title: Try THIS Instead of THAT: An Interactive Guide to Exquisite Dentistry
Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Course Type: Lecture
Intended Audience: All
CE Hours:3

Course Description:
Dentistry is changing…really fast. This rapid moving, info-driven presentation will send attendees home with LOTS of pearls to move your practice into the 2020s. Better, less expensive products; Delta busters; brand new techniques; digital alternatives; large equipment to buy or NOT TO BUY – all come together in a fun, interactive day.

Course Objectives:
  • Learn how to cut through the marketing and find the BEST products.
  • Experience Groundbreaking new composites, bulk fills, post cores, perfect contact matrixes.
  • How to pick the RIGHT digital scanner for your practice or none at all.
  • Learn why I sold a brand-new diode laser on eBay and bought a better one.
  • Discover better/less expensive loupes.
  • Why are zirconia crowns falling off? Discover the right cements and cement protocol for every material, 2022 
  • Bioactive, biomimicry basics - starting now.
  • Learn about an AMAZING treatment for anterior decalcification.
  • Fight back at PPOs with in house plans; better coding; and fee negotiators.
  • The BEST practice management tips to bring patients in and keep them.
Dr. Joshua Austin
Title: Your Chamfered Psyche: The Mental Dental Connection 
Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Course Type: Lecture
Intended Audience: All
CE Hours:3

Course  Description: 
Dental professionals often examine the physical aspects of wellness yet we rarely explore or discuss the mental aspects. It is time to remove the taboo and face the facts.Anxiety, pain, depression, burnout. Dentistry can be difficult and take a toll. Studies show us that dental professionals  xperience a high incidence of mental illness. Additionally, many dental professionals don’t clearly understand the mental health conditions that our patients present with, which red flags to watch for or what to do/how to intervene. Presented in Dr. Joshua Austin’s trademark comedic style, this course explores strategies for working together to improve mental health so we can be our best. Learn how to recognize triggers and warning signs. Identify essential tools and resources. Discover how and when to refer to a mental health professional. Explore and understand mental health terms, common treatments and therapy options. Gain coping mechanisms and learn how to manage expectations – both our own and those of our patients.

Course Objectives:
• Define mental health terms and analyze mental health statistics
• Discover mechanisms for coping with our personal and professional challenges
• Illuminate common DSM-5 diagnoses and characteristics
• Learn how to choose the professionals for our own personal wellness team
• Identify and examine our psychologic triggers and their importance
• Explore the benefits of psychotherapy
 • Consider today to be Dental Mental Health Day!
Dr. Ken Hargreaves
Title: Issues in Managing the Persistent Endodontic Infection 

Sponsor: Tar Heel Edondontic Educational Foundation
Time:1:30pm -  4:30pm
Course Type: Lecture
Intended Audience: All
CE Hours: 3

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:
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.
Professor Karen Baker, BS, RPh, MS
Title: The Impact of Alternative Medicine on Clinical Dentistry: Complimentary or Conflicting?  

Sponsor: American College of Dentists - Carolina Section
Time:1:30pm - 4:30pm
Course Type: Lecture
Intended Audience: All
CE Hours: 3

Course Description:
Are you recording medication histories that include CBD oil, brain nutrients, curcumin, probiotics or elderberry?  Do your patients ask you to recommend only "natural" oral health products?  The resurgence of herbal medicine has produced confusion and conflict among health care providers and patients alike.  Patients mistakenly equate the terms "natural" and "standardized" with safe and effective.  Many patients have embraced nontraditional medicine as a way to become "co-therapists" in their disease state management.  Dental professionals must avoid making negative generalizations about alternative therapies in order to stay involved in the therapeutic decision-making process.    During this program, we will discuss the herbal landscape which includes laws and regulations as well as the qualifications of naturopaths and herbalists.  A list of reliable science-based references will be included to provide ongoing clinical support for rational decisions related to herbal products.  The twenty most popular systemic herbs will be evaluated for dental impact including effect on bleeding, wound healing, intra-oral effects, and interactions with dental drugs.  We will also take a detailed look at herbal products promoted for treatment of oral diseases including gingivitis, periodontitis, aphthous stomatitis, and herpes simplex gingivostomatitis.  Agents such as Coenzyme Q-10, aloe vera, green tea extract, natural essential oils, melaleuca, and goldenseal will be critiqued for safety and effectiveness in the treatment of oral disease.  Product-specific information including ingredients, manufacturer claims, and fluoride content will be provided along with product recommendations based on patient characteristics.  We will conclude by discussing step-wise strategies for evaluating and managing patients taking herbal medications.  A practical and detailed handout will be provided to allow participants to apply this information to their practice.

Course Objectives:
After attending this course and reviewing the accompanying handout, the participant should be able to:
  • Buy and use a science-based herbal reference and recommend information sources for patients,
  • Describe valid medical uses for the top twenty systemic herbal medications,
  • Recognize the dental impact of common systemic herbal medications and dietary supplements,
  • Select specific herbal oral health products with reasonable claims and safe ingredients, and
  • Discuss the effectiveness of herbal therapies and dietary supplements on gingivitis and periodontitis.