Saturday, May 21, 2022

Rohn Hull will offer CPR  at 8:30am and 1:30pm. CE courses will only be offered in the morning on Saturday.
Karen Gregory, RN
Title: What Do You Do When No One is Watching? An OSHA and Infection Control Update

Sponsor: Total Medical Compliance
Time:8:30am - 11:30am
Intended Audience: All
Course Type: Lecture
CE Hours: 3
*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 Objectives: 
  • 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.
Dr. Bill Claytor
Title: 2022 Opioid and Substance Use Disorders Update
Time:8:30am - 11:30am
Intended Audience: All
Course Type: Lecture
CE Hours: 3
This course, approved by the N. C. State Board of Dental Examiners, will fulfill the requirement for dental license renewal in North Carolina. 

Course Description: 
 The course will explore and discuss the Opioid Epidemic in 2022 and the impact Covid-19 continues to have on this tragedy. Discussion will be focused on dentistry’s response and discover practical steps dentistry can take to mitigate this dilemma. The Substance Use Disorder Update section will look at current drug use in the U.S. and how it may affect our dental practices. Specific techniques will be discussed to help the dental team more effectively manage patients and staff who have issues with substances.
Course Objectives: 
 The Opioid Epidemic: Is It Still Relevant Today?
  • Examine the current state of the Opioid Epidemic in the United States, including North Carolina.
  • Discuss the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the Opioid Epidemic and its national implications plus methods to mitigate their effects in our dental practices.
  • Suggest guidelines for responsible prescription writing in light of the current upswing in opioid overdose deaths in the U.S.
Substance Use Disorders Update
  • Identify and discuss signs and symptoms of burnout and how to know if you are just having a bad day, overstressed or truly experiencing burnout.
  • Examine the correlation between stress, depression, substance use disorder, and suicide as it relates to burnout in dentistry.
  • Discuss 6 specific areas in the dental office that may be a source of burnout and how to mitigate their effects plus list resources for help.
  • Explore a chairside technique that permits a dentist to engage in a conversation with a patient or staff member in a non-judgmental way to recognize a possible personal substance use problem, the willingness to receive help, and providing an avenue for making a referral to someone or facility qualified to help.
Dr. Peter Auster
Title: Evolution and Revolution: Tackling a New Dental World in 2022
Time:8:30am - 11:30am
Intended Audience: All
Course Type: Lecture
CE Hours: 3

Course Description:
Imagine a jump start to revitalize your dentistry and your life. This fast-paced presentation provides concrete tips to make every dental day better, via new techniques, practice management tips, the best most innovative products for the task at hand, and a streamlined process to create sound cosmetic dentistry, no matter how hard the case. Expect lots of “gems” and rock-solid information to use on Monday morning.

Course  Objectives:
  • Learn how to fill up your dental days with exquisite, productive dentistry NOW.
  • Master new/old management of severe wear cases (many cases shown),
  • Diagnose and treat bulimia cases compassionately.
  • Eliminate patient objections with lithium disilicate/composite onlay phasing.
  • Translucent zirconias vs lithium disilicate…how to win (or lose) with each.
  • 30 better, economical products to use Monday morning.
  • Why you may be cementing your cases all wrong.
  • Why the time for bioactive products is now.
  • Who and what to wipe out of your dental days.