Thursday, May 19, 2022

CPR will be offered at 8:30am and 1:30pm
Dr. Chris Salierno
Title:  Making Implant Dentistry Predictable and Profitable: Part 1 & 2
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am; 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Course Type: Lecture
Intended Audience: ALL
CE Hours: 6 

Course Description:
I have restored implants and lost money. Why is it that dentists struggle to keep implant dentistry profitable? Perhaps your case acceptance is low, or your lab bill is too high, or there always seem to be costly complications that put you in the red. This course will whip your systems into shape and make implant dentistry more predictable and profitable.

Learning Objectives:
Overhead management and calculating gross profit margin
The three types of restorative complications in implantology: esthetic, functional, and hygienic
Efficient use of provisional restorations
Dr. Ricardo Padilla
Title: Case-Based Review of Oral and Systemic Conditions for Dental Professionals Part 1 & 2

Time: 8:30am – 11:30am; 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Course Type: Lecture
Intended Audience: ALL
CE Hours: 6

Course Description:

This course is designed for all members of the dental team.  It comprises of a series of real case presentations followed by concise reviews of their characteristics, including clinical and radiographic features, diagnostic criteria, management options, prognosis, and reviews of current literature relevant to the diseases. There will be periodic breaks for discussion and audience participation.

Course Objectives:
Attendees will learn about:
  • traumatic lesions of the oral mucosa
  • precancerous changes of the mucosa
  • HPV-associated and HPV-independent squamous cell carcinoma
  • uncommon malignancies of the oral mucosa, salivary gland, bone, and soft tissues
  • metastasis to the oral soft tissues and jaws
  • systemic diseases manifested in the oral mucosa and jaws
  • oral side effects of medical treatments
  • dry mouth
  • infectious diseases of the oral mucosa
Dr. Bruce Cassis
Title: Practical Laser Assisted Dentistry Part 1 & 2

Time: 8:30am – 11:30am; 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Course Type: Lecture
Intended Audience: ALL
CE Hours: 6
Sponsor: Biolase

Course Description:
With a changing technological society, we have the goal to increase production while conserving time. We must give attention to the tools that help us accomplish this goal. The dental laser is definitely a product that can help achieve this goal. Dr. Cassis will present a general review of the history of lasers, the physics behind laser dentistry, laser safety, and review some of the lasers available to general dentists. He will discuss how you can successfully incorporate a laser into your dental practice. Ideally, this presentation will follow a TELL, SHOW and DO format.
Course Objectives:
1. Review the history of dental lasers
2. Review the physics of dental lasers
3. Describe laser energy production and its uses in dentistry
4. Define the acronym for LASER
5. Describe the hydrophotonics phenomenon
6. Name at least 4 dental procedures enhanced or improved by the use of a laser
7. Safely demonstrate the use of an Er,Cr: YSGG laser and a diode laser on extracted teeth, pig jaws, or suitable substitutes
8. Demonstrate how to incorporate a dental laser into your dental practice
9. Demonstrate the return on investment with a dental laser purchase
Dianne Watterson, MBA, RDH, GC-C
Title: Advanced Periodontal Therapy – Developing a Comprehensive Approach: Part 1 & 2

Time: 8:30am – 11:30am; 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Course Type: Lecture
Intended Audience: Dentists, Hygienists
CE Hours: 6

Course Description: 
In treating today’s periodontal patient successfully, the clinician must customize a treatment plan that goes beyond the removal of plaque and calculus. Achieving excellent clinical outcomes involves assessing for systemic issues, communicating, and customizing home care according to the patient’s level of understanding and ability to perform home care procedures, and choosing appropriate adjuncts to care. In this course, we will explore the multi-faceted treatment planning approach, including scheduling and coding. We will also explore strategies for dealing with refusal of definitive care. Topics include:
A. Patient factors to consider with comprehensive care
B. Understanding periodontitis
C. Pathogenesis of periodontitis
D. Inflammation
E. Biofilm considerations
F. Oral irrigation efficacy
G. Factors that influence disease progression
H. Step-by-step scaling and debridement protocol
I. Scaling considerations
J. Laser usage in microbial control

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
• Understand the factors involved in periodontal breakdown
• Discuss the pathogenesis of periodontitis
• Explore the most prominent systemic disease interrelationships to periodontal disease
• Choose adjuncts to care based on severity and appropriateness
• Implement a systematic sequence in periodontal debridement
• Examine and pros and cons of laser usage as an adjunct in periodontal debridement