Saturday, May 16, 2020

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

Morning Sessions

Timothy John Halligan, DMD, ABGD, DABSCD, FICD
Medical Myth-busters: Is what you learned still true? (Lecture)
Time: 8:30am - 11:30am
CE Hours: 3 hours
Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Office Staff, Lab Technicians, Dental Students

Course Description: 
This presentation will stress how critical thinking skills will allow participants to manage medically complex patients. Recognize medical myths in dentistry that are not scientifically sound. Assess patient’s medical history through targeted questions and most important to know your limitations and when its best to refer the patient.

Course Objectives:
At the end of the presentation, the attendees should understand that:
  • Develop a medical emergency protocol and manage most common emergencies seen in the dental office
  • Normal BP <120 /<80 everything else should have follow-up
  • The “six-month” rule no longer applies for MI or other ischemic event
  • Two cartridge rule strictly empirical
  • Dental electronic devices have minimal effect modern pacemakers and defibrillators
  • Usually no need to d/c anti-platelet or coagulation drugs for surgery
  • In absence of active ischemia, may proceed safely with majority of dental procedures without formal cardiac evaluation
Dr. Timothy John Halligan is a graduate of The Citadel with a BS in Chemistry and received his DMD from The Medical University of South Carolina graduating in 1986.  He completed both Residency and Fellowship training at Wilford Hall Medical Center, in San Antonio TX.  Dr Halligan recently retired from the Air Force with over 33 years of service to his country. During his career Dr Halligan had a very diverse career to include commanding the largest dental organization in DoD and serving as a medical commander responsible for delivering primary and preventive medical care to San Antonio TX, in 2008 Col Halligan commanded the primary trauma center in Iraq with was at the time the busiest level 1 trauma center in the world. Recently Dr Halligan served as the Consultant to the Surgeon General for Hospital Dentistry at Travis AFB where he mixed a practice of Medicine, Dentistry and Medical Acupuncture. He specializes in patients, which are medically, physically, developmentally or emotionally compromised and unable to receive care in a normal outpatient setting. Currently he is the CEO of Access Dental who provides onsite care to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities in skilled nursing homes, group home day centers, PACE programs, an HIV/AIDS community clinic, hospital OR settings. They are a national leader in special care and are changing the way services are delivered to a very deserving, growing group of patients.  Dr Halligan is a dedicated father, educator and loves sharing his passion as an invited guest speaker around the world.  He is a private pilot, master scuba diver, enjoys sailing, golf, snow and water skiing and even ski diving.

Don Teater, MD, MPH
Better Pain Treatment with Fewer Opioids (Lecture)/ Common Drug Interactions in the Dental Practice
Time: 8:30am - 10:00am; 10:30am - Noon
CE Hours: 1.5 hour each (total 3 hours)
Audience: Dentist

Opioid Course Description:
Like it or not, in most of your patients’ minds, dentists are categorically linked to pain. This presentation will expand your understanding of acute and chronic pain and with that understanding, you will be able to treat pain more effectively with better outcomes.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Participants will be able to identify the relative effectiveness of common oral pain medications.
  • Participants will be able to identify common side effects of available pain medications.
  • Participants will be able to identify the 4 main mechanisms of pain and their impact on acute and chronic pain. 
Drug Interactions Course Description:
Drug-drug interactions may be mild or they may be deadly. It is important to consider this with every medication you administer or prescribe. This session will discuss more common drug interactions of all types and more deadly interactions that you must always consider.

Learning objectives:
  • Recognize common drug-drug interactions in dental practice
  • Understand more rare but more severe drug-drug interactions in dental practice.
  • Describe possible food-drug interactions in medications commonly used in dental practice.
Don Teater is a family physician who has practiced medicine for the past 30 years. Since 2013 he has focused mostly on the treatment of pain and addiction. From 2013 to mid-2016, he worked as the Medical Advisor at the National Safety Council addressing the national epidemic of opioid abuse, addiction, and overdose. He was lead facilitator for the expert panel during the development of the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. He continues to work as a consultant with the CDC and other federal and state organizations. He also educates prescribers nationally on the appropriate treatment of pain and opioid use disorder. Don continues to see patients one day a week treating the disease of addiction in western NC by telemedicine.

Ms. Karen Gregory
OSHA is Here! No Need to Fear! (Lecture)
Time: 8:30am – 10:00am; Repeated 10:30 – Noon
CE Hours: 1.5 hours
Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Lab Tech
Sponsored by Total Medical Compliance 

Course Description:
The OSHA inspector is standing at your front desk. Does that create a knot in your stomach? Untie it! This course will prepare you to breeze through an inspection by providing a detailed review of the Bloodborne Pathogen standard, Hazard Communication and other pertinent regulations. Attendees will receive useful checklists to assist with compliance documentation. We will also discuss the step-by-step process of an OSHA inspection and how to respond if citations/penalties are issued. It is possible to ‘never fear’ an OSHA inspection! Join us and we’ll show you how.

Course Objectives:
At the completion of this session the attendee will:
  • Describe three measures to prevent exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
  • Recognize required label elements on a hazardous chemical container.
  • Discuss the correct response to an OSHA inspection.
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.
Sherry Reinhardt & Erin Hultgren, MPH
Prevent Abuse and Neglect through Dental Awareness (PANDA) (Lecture)
Time: 8:30am - 11:30am
CE Hours: 3 hours
Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students

Course Description:
NC PANDA is a continuing education course designed to educate all dental professionals about the problems of abuse and neglect as well as human trafficking. This course will cover the indicators of abuse and neglect in children, vulnerable adults and the elderly as well as legal and ethical responsibilities in reporting victims. Abuse and neglect are an ever increasing problem in today's society. Dental professionals are frequently the first healthcare professional to render treatment to a victim, yet make few reports.The more education you and your staff receive, the more likely you are to recognize and report abuse and neglect. Early recognition with timely reporting to appropriate agencies can help prevent more significant health and social consequences.

Course Objectives: 
  • Identify the problem of abuse/neglect and human trafficking from a dental health perspective
  • Define, identify facts, and discuss abuse and neglect of children, vulnerable adults and the elderly.
  • Describe the healthcare provider's role in recognizing and reporting suspected abuse and neglect as well as the ethical and legal responsibility involved.
  • Discuss risk factors, indicators, screening questions, barriers to seeking help end education needed regarding abuse/ neglect and human trafficking

Sherry Reinhardt is Executive Director for the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse( LCCACA) and the Lincoln County Child Advocacy Center(LCCAC). These nonprofit, citizen-based organizations are dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect in all forms as well as providing intervention and treatment when children have become victims. She has served in her current position as Executive Director since October 2009. Her prior experience also includes over twenty years as a teacher then Assistant Executive Director at ComServ's A Place to Grow in Lincolnton, NC which serves children with developmental delays.

Erin Hultgren is a Program Manager at Gaston Family Health Services, Inc., where she manages multiple disease-specific programs. She received a Master of Public Health from Des Moines University. Since 2006, Erin has been actively involved with organizations that combat and educate regarding Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence as well as Child Abuse and Neglect. In 2013, she completed training as a PANDA facilitator via the Mid-Atlantic PANDA Coalition and since then, has been assisting with return of PANDA to North Carolina.