Thursday, May 18, 2023

8:30AM- 11:30AM 

Dr. Jim Grisdale: Contemporary Periodontal Flap Surgery for the Modern-Day Dental Practice
Course Type: Lecture
CE Credit: 3 hours

Course Outline:
This course is designed to provide the clinician with both the scientific background and the surgical techniques to perform periodontal flap surgery and achieve predictable results. The participant will gain the knowledge and skills to recognize, diagnose and treatment plan periodontal cases. All phases of periodontal flap surgery from incisions to suturing techniques will be covered in detail. The hands-on portion will be performed on pig jaws.
 Learning Outcomes:
 At the end of the program, participants will have learned:
• to diagnose periodontal disease conditions which are indicated for flap surgery
• treatment planning and how to correctly sequence the different phases of periodontal surgery
• to differentiate between repair and regenerative surgical protocols and the expected outcomes
 • all phases of the surgical procedure from preparation to postoperative follow up
• how to expand periodontal services offered in the office and know when to refer

Dr. Randy Huffines: Autoimmune Disease and Dentistry
Course Type: Lecture
CE Credit: 3 hours

Course Description & Learning Objectives: 
You would have to be living in a cave not to notice the increase in autoimmune diseases recently. An understanding of autoimmunity is critical when treating the millions of patients with Post-COVID Syndrome. There are currently over 100 autoimmune diseases and experts think those may only be the tip of the iceberg. Some of these diseases directly impact the oral cavity in a significant, sometimes devastating, way.  In addition, medications used to treat these conditions have important side effects and interactions the dental team needs to know to provide safe and effective care for their patients. Dr. Huffines will begin with an easy-to-understand update on how the immune system works. Then some of the most important autoimmune diseases that impact the oral cavity will be described. The medications used to treat these diseases will be reviewed and their impact on the oral cavity and other medications we prescribe will be analyzed. We will see how the new ADA antibiotic guidelines apply to these patients. Finally, attendees will be given specific recommendations on how to answer a medical consult requesting dental clearance before patients begin certain chemotherapeutic interventions. Join Dr. Huffines for a comprehensive overview of this important and rapidly developing dental field.

Dr. Mayoor Patel: Orofacial Pain: Part 1
Course Type: Lecture
CE Credit: 3 hours
Target Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists

Course Description: 
This 1-day orofacial pain program is designed specifically to help dental practitioners become more proficient in evaluation, differential diagnosis, treatment, management and in some cases refer patients to other healthcare providers who have TMD, and other types of orofacial pain.The management of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and orofacial pain is a complex problem in dentistry. In order to effectively manage TMD and orofacial pain disorders the clinician must be able to recognize these disorders from other orofacial pain disorders so that correct treatment can be selected. We will dive deep into reviewing the multiple factors that relate to TMD and orofacial pain disorders. Treatments based on sound scientific principles will be discussed.  Clinicians will be challenged with clinical cases on diagnosing and understanding on how to take a detailed history so that correct therapy can be selected for each patient. This program will benefit all practitioners interested in understanding the complexity of managing temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain.
Key Takeaways:
Differentiate between the many common types of orofacial pain. Expand your knowledge in orofacial pain treatment.
Learning Objectives: 
  • Differentiate temporomandibular disorders from other orofacial pain disorders.
  • Understand the referral pain patterns that mimic tooth pain.
  • Take a comprehensive pain history and complete a thorough examination for temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain disorders.
  • Understand basic concepts in managing orofacial pain disorders
  • Interactive case studies

Dr. Glenn Maron:  Medical Update for Dentistry- From Bisphosphonates to Blood Thinners
Course Type: Lecture
CE Credit: 3 hours

Course Description:
We are all having to deal with an ever expanding array of patients with medical issues as we see the population aging.  Just when we think we understand things , they change the rules on us.    BRONJ is Now MRONJ, Total joint replacement patients no longer need premedication.  Patients on Coumadin and other blood thinners do not always need to stop their medications prior to dental treatment.We Will discuss all of these issues and help to understand the science behind the current management protocols .Assess patient risk and apply proper treatment planning principles.Review the complex medical issues that many patients present with in today’s practice
Learning Objectives: 
  • Understand the recommendations for Prophylactic antibiotics for Cardiac and Orthopedic patients.
  • Feel more comfortable treating older and medically compromised patients.
  • Review and comprehend the issues associated with bisphosphonates and MRONJ.

1:30pm - 4:30pm

Dr. Jim Grisdale:
Key Essentials for Successful Bone Grafting Techniques for Socket Preservation & Augmentation for Implants and Restorative Dentistry:  The Basics and Future Trends

Course Type: Lecture
CE Credit: 3 hours

Course Outline: 
Prevention of alveolar bone loss and maintenance of alveolar bone structure and soft tissue are mandatory for the long term successful outcome of conventional or implant-supported prosthetic replacements. Soft and hard tissue complications can lead to unsatisfactory results for the patient including unacceptable esthetics, inadequate function, poor phonetics, and lack of confidence. This course emphasizes the identification of potential complications, the rationale for soft and hard tissue grafting, treatment planning and successful techniques for socket preservation and ridge augmentation in addition to the practical aspects of presentation and preparation of cases. Topics include an in depth discussion of the diagnosis and treatment planning for successful management of soft and hard tissue ridge defects; contemporary and future socket preservation and ridge augmentation techniques and the choice of appropriate graft materials and membranes for successful regeneration.
Learning Outcomes:
 At the end of the program, participants will have learned:
• to correctly diagnose and treatment plan for soft and hard tissue defects
• predictable techniques for socket preservation and ridge augmentation
• when and where to use different flap designs
• which graft materials to use, when and how to incorporate membranes for successful socket preservation and ridge augmentation
• future trends for predictable soft and hard tissue grafting techniques 

Dr. Randy Huffines:  Xtreme Prevention
Course Type: Lecture
CE Credit: 3 hours

Traditionally, many dental practices have fallen into a cookie-cutter approach to preventive dentistry. Today with the advent of modern risk assessment we are able to target the patients in our practices who are at greatest risk and tailor preventive regimens to best address their specific physiologic and behavioral needs. Although most research in preventive dentistry has been done with children, this presentation will focus on the large number of high-risk adults seen in dental practice. A research-driven yet practical approach to the prevention of caries, periodontal diseases, oral cancer, denture stomatitis, erosion, abrasion, attrition, candidiasis, gingival hyperplasia, ulcerative diseases, and viral diseases will be presented. An unbiased, evidence-based evaluation of prescription and OTC chemotherapeutic agents (including SDF), probiotics, and herbals will guide you in the proper use of products. The latest recommendations from the ADA will be examined. Take your practice to the next level and experience the gratitude of patients who know they are being treated as unique individuals.

Dr. Mayoor Patel: Orofacial Pain, Part 2
Course Type: Lecture
CE Credit: 3 hours
Course Description:
This 1-day orofacial pain program is designed specifically to help dental practitioners become more proficient in evaluation, differential diagnosis, treatment, management and in some cases refer patients to other healthcare providers who have TMD, and other types of orofacial pain.The management of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and orofacial pain is a complex problem in dentistry. In order to effectively manage TMD and orofacial pain disorders the clinician must be able to recognize these disorders from other orofacial pain disorders so that correct treatment can be selected. We will dive deep into reviewing the multiple factors that relate to TMD and orofacial pain disorders. Treatments based on sound scientific principles will be discussed.  Clinicians will be challenged with clinical cases on diagnosing and understanding on how to take a detailed history so that correct therapy can be selected for each patient. This program will benefit all practitioners interested in understanding the complexity of managing temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain.
Key Takeaways:
Differentiate between the many common types of orofacial pain. Expand your knowledge in orofacial pain treatment.
Learning Objectives: 
  • Differentiate temporomandibular disorders from other orofacial pain disorders.
  • Understand the referral pain patterns that mimic tooth pain.
  • Take a comprehensive pain history and complete a thorough examination for temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain disorders.
  • Understand basic concepts in managing orofacial pain disorders
  • Interactive case studies

Dr. Glenn Maron: Medical Emergencies in the Dental office
Course Type: Lecture
CE Credit: 3 hours

Course Description: 
“Be Prepared”-  Preparation for, and prevention of an emergency in the Dental office. Medical emergencies in the dental office are rare, but they can and do occur.  Having your team prepared to handle emergencies will allow you to correctly manage patients in a safe and appropriate manner.
Learning Objectives:
You will bring back to your practice knowledge and skills in how to:
1--Assess patient risk and apply proper treatment planning principles.
2- Review the complex medical issues that many patients present with in today’s practice
3-Identify and avoid potential medical complications before they arise.
4-Ensure that you and your staff are prepared to deal with the most common medical emergencies that can occur.