Thursday, April 27, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: 3
  • Session Number: T2332
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Healthcare providers will find this expert course to be the perfect fit for their certification needs. This all-inclusive course will teach you everything you need to know about performing CPR, handling obstructed airway situations, using an AED and inserting airway adjuncts. This top level course is a must have in your skillset. you will master the techniques and emergency protocols that could help you save a life! Obtaining your certification with MMTS goes far beyond getting a simple piece of paper. Here, you will work with top-rate professionals who go above and beyond the role of an instructor.

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  • Room: G
  • Session Number: T2326
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A routinely followed format for the post trauma examination provides a more organized approach along with the assurance of a thorough evaluation.  This lecture instructs participants in examination, diagnosis and the treatment of oral trauma in the pediatric patient. Timing and inclusions for follow-up examination, radiographic techniques and antibiotic recommendations are included.  Many accidents lead to legal intervention, and findings that appear to be irrelevant or minor may ultimately be of significance.  The thoroughness and organization of your dental records will not only assure excellence in treatment, but may be significant for medico-legal support.

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  • Room: 1
  • Session Number: T2307
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The course will review the current scanners as well as a few coming soon. There will be a discussion of in-office vs laboratory fabrication of restorations, milling and a brief look at 3D printing. Follow the workflow from digital impressions, Conebeam CT, implant and restoration planning and lab processes all with the latest digital devices including CAD/CAM. The flow begins with digital diagnostics, 3-D impression devices, CAD/CAM systems, cone beam volumetric technology, software, and implant simulation, related laboratory services and equipment, and other exciting emerging products.Read More
  • Room: 8
  • Session Number: T2318
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In this seminar, Dr. Kugel will highlight the latest information and evidence on a wide variety of topics in esthetic dentistry and clinical procedures. Aimed at dentists and their staff, this course will provide relevant clinical information to assist dentists in their everyday practice. Participants will learn: a comprehensive review of core principles of esthetic dentistry related to tooth form and function – tooth position, occlusal function and, most importantly, what you need to know to stay out of trouble. You will get practical and cost effective information that you can use immediately in your practice.

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  • Room: F
  • Session Number: T2330
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Management of acute odontogenic pain is accomplished through a clinical approach that successfully incorporates both opioid and non-opioid analgesics. However, moderate to severe dental pain often occurs well after office hours and away from our immediate supervision. Thus, it is critical for clinicians to be able to accurately identify a patient's need for pain control and employ the most effective agent. This program will provide strategies for effectively managing dental pain with opioid and non-opioid analgesics. Special emphasis will be given to appropriate practices for prescribing analgesics as well as identification and treatment of opioid analgesic abuse.Read More
  • Room: D
  • Session Number: T2321
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Mouth breathing doesn't look good, but more importantly it leads to long face syndrome, sleep disordered breathing, attention deficit disorder, daytime fatigue and a reduction in oxygen absorption.  Ankyloglossia, infant feeding, pacifier use, thumb sucking and tongue rest position may all influence mouth breathing.  A simple five-step screening process identifies factors affecting nasal breathing and three essential actions taken by dental professionals to help switch mouth breathers back to nasal breathing.

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  • Room: 12
  • Session Number: T2332
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The experience you provide through your practice is the foundation for patient care & success. This interactive course will give you easy-to-implement strategies to effectively improve patient communication, and optimize internal, external, and digital marketing outlets. After these 3 hours, you will know how to connect with your current and ideal new patients, build an effective marketing plan, learn to leverage social media, and have the tools to enhance your patient experience in order to stay relevant and productive. Read More
  • Room: B
  • Session Number: T2310
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In addition to providing patient care, the RDH educates and advises patients regarding etiology/risk factors, proposed therapeutic options, and the treatment experience. This program will review the 2017 AAP Classification of periodontal disease and present documentation of various clinical cases treated with non-surgical and surgical therapy. Scientific evidence supporting the periodontal therapy provided is examined.Read More

Thursday, April 27, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room: 13
  • Session Number: T2328
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This is the perfect review course that covers the recognition, diagnosis and treatment of the 25 soft tissue lesions that every dentist and hygienist should know and treat appropriately. A number of the entities only require recognition. The classic lesions that have been forgotten since school will be brought back to life and your diagnostic confidence will be re-energized. Dr. Svirsky makes oral pathology fun!

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  • Room: 10
  • Session Number: T2316
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This presentation is geared principally toward the recent dental graduate who feels somewhat intimidated by endodontics.  Most undergraduate dentals schools have such busy curriculums that minimal time is devoted to clinical endodontics.  Consequently, this session will be dedicated to such issues as practical diagnosis, the importance of straight line access, when to refer, how to achieve profound anesthesia, minimization of iatrogenic errors, various instrumentation techniques and obturation options.  This presentation will include a 15-minute Q & A session.Read More
  • Room: 7
  • Session Number: T2303
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A variety of infection control products and approaches are presented in this lively and interactive hands-on workshop.  Basic disease transmission and infection control are explored in light of current documented knowledge while using products as instructional tools. Misconceptions and common problems will be discussed, along with potential implications and consequences.  The program is intended to help participants get maximum effectiveness from their infection control efforts.  See (with glow-germs and other activities) how different techniques and products work for you! Each attendee leaves with examples of products to apply what they learned.



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  • Room: 5
  • Session Number: T2301
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With increased demands being placed on provisional restorations, new materials and techniques are being developed and some existing protocols are being refined to accomplish desired goals. This hands-on course is designed to report on current materials, techniques, and concepts in fabricating and maintaining long-term provisionals.Read More
  • Room: A
  • Session Number: T2305
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Did you know that dentists play a key role in treating sleep apnea?  Left untreated, sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure, stroke, heart conditions and diabetes.  Did you know there are hundreds of undiagnosed patients in your practice suffering from sleep apnea?  Dentists have a unique opportunity to detect and treat this debilitating condition in patients who may never have sought help.  This course is designed as an overview on dental sleep medicine and how you can improve your patients’ overall health and quality of life while building your practice. 



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  • Room: H
  • Session Number: T2312
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In his 20-plus years of working with dental practices across the United States, Kevin Henry has seen some of the most glaring issues in a practice come from the interpersonal relationships that exist in that practice. If the dentist and assistant aren't on the same page, it's hard for the rest of the practice to be, so let's start there and build a model of communication and understanding that can turn dysfunction into harmony. In this fast-paced, interactive lecture, we will look at common issues from both the assistant and dentist side, shining a light on some common myths that need to be busted.Read More

Thursday, April 27, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: E
  • Session Number: T2320
Classic Principals + Clinical Reference Points + Digital Technology = Beautiful Smiles How do you treatment plan a case when teeth are missing, damaged, and in the wrong place? How do you restore your patient to a result that is beautiful, stable, and healthy? The answers to those questions are what... Read More
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Dr.  Edwin McDonald III
D.D.S., FAGD, FICD

Description

Classic Principals + Clinical Reference Points + Digital Technology = Beautiful Smiles







How do you treatment plan a case when teeth are missing, damaged, and in the wrong place? How do you restore your patient to a result that is beautiful, stable, and healthy? The answers to those questions are what you will take away from this full day lecture. The fundamentals of esthetics and function and their relationship to one another will guide our detailed look at treatment planning the complex and simple case. This program will be wrapped in a digital diagnosis, digital design, and a digital creation process.

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Thursday, April 27, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: C
  • Session Number: T2314
Learn what it takes to have patients see you in the “best light” so they feel safe and confident in your abilities as well as move forward with recommended treatment.  It’s rewarding to understand that your professional success and personal fulfillment depends on you and characteristics you CAN control.   Ongoing... Read More
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Janice Hurley
BS

Description

Learn what it takes to have patients see you in the “best light” so they feel safe and confident in your abilities as well as move forward with recommended treatment.  It’s rewarding to understand that your professional success and personal fulfillment depends on you and characteristics you CAN control.   Ongoing practice success is a result of your personal relationships and your ability to have an optimal response to others.  Make positive changes to your professional image and personal expression so your patients are as comfortable as possible throughout their time with you.  Embrace your options of resilience to withstand our present challenges. 

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Thursday, April 27, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: 4
  • Session Number: T2329
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This radiology review course has a number of common cases in addition to some interesting unusual cases thrown in to keep the audience on their “toes.” The emphasis will be a review of common radiolucent and radiopaque lesions. Get ready to learn, laugh and make a difference in the diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases. Some rock stars might show up.

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  • Room: 10
  • Session Number: T2317
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This lecture will address endodontics from both an advanced perspective and from a restorative point of view. Dr. Koch will emphasize the concept of linking endodontics with restorative dentistry and will demonstrate how important it is to be conservative in the coronal third of the root canal, when performing rotary instrumentation.  A completely intuitive way of instrumenting a root canal will be discussed, as well as an update on bioceramic technology.  Direct and indirect pulp caps will be fully discussed.  Finally, a new digital imaging system (EZscope) that provides both magnification and enhanced visibility will be introduced.

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  • Room: H
  • Session Number: T2313
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The success of your dental practice depends on the team you assemble. From the hiring process to the everyday activities within your practice, your interactions with your team members (and their interactions with patients) can be the difference between an efficient business and one that customers and employees steer clear of. Based on his experience with team members over the last 20 years, Kevin Henry has compiled a list of things that can help you find them, hire them, and keep them. Let’s make the days of “hiring a heartbeat” over and ensure you are finding the right person for your business …every time.Read More
  • Room: B
  • Session Number: T2311
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Implant therapy is, under the appropriate circumstances, a viable and predictable treatment modality. In addition to providing maintenance for previously placed dental implants, the dental hygienist frequently confers with patients who are considering implant therapy as an option to replace missing teeth. This course will review maintenance for implants with healthy Peri-implant tissues and implants presenting with Peri-implant disease. In addition, to facilitate a better understanding of the overall process of implant dentistry, the basics of surgical placement, bone grafting, prosthetic options, anatomical concerns and systemic factors will also be reviewed.Read More
  • Room: 1
  • Session Number: T2325
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In this practical and interactive course designed for the full team, gain the skills and knowledge you need to expose diagnostic quality radiographs while improving patient comfort.  Explore the key factors and conditions that make obtaining X-rays with the wired sensor challenging.  Learn tips and tricks to surmount those challenges and grow in your competence and confidence.

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  • Room: 8
  • Session Number: T2319
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This course will review the Do’s and, more importantly, the Don’ts of porcelain veneers. Treatment planning and case selection for veneers, along with preparation tips, is reviewed. Clinical cases are used to demonstrate these topics: Preparation and cementation pitfalls; the most common problems associated with porcelain veneer cases and ways of avoiding these mistakes; a step-by-step review of preparation; temporization and cementation processes; chairside CAD/CAM veneers; a veneer preparation reduction guide will be demonstrated along with silicone temporary shells; and long-term maintenance. This course is designed to help dentists incorporate veneers into their everyday practice.

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  • Room: F
  • Session Number: T2331
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Did you know that cardiovascular disease is often asymptomatic and undiagnosed, only to be discovered during a routine medical or dental check-up? Cardiovascular disease and its systemic complications remain the leading cause of death for both men and women and has a significant impact on dental therapy. This program explores the family of cardiovascular diseases (including hypertension, coronary artery disease, hyperlipidemia, and congestive heart failure) and the medications used in their treatment. Participants will explore patient management strategies essential for successful treatment planning. Special emphasis will be given to newly approved anticoagulant agents and their effect on dental therapy.

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  • Room: D
  • Session Number: T2322
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How often do you see patients with 5mm pockets that bleed, despite your best efforts at oral hygiene instructions?  The old brushing and flossing message may not be enough in today’s high carbohydrate environment.  Learn how sugar/flour impact periodontal disease by feeding oral bacteria and by complicating the immune response.  Dental hygiene visits will soon incorporate diet coaching to improve oral as well as systemic health.

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Thursday, April 27, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: 3
  • Session Number: T2308
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Products will be in the room for demonstrations and closeup examination in a non-sales, CE environment. You will be able to ask questions of the manufacturers without pressure. These will be, but not limited to, digital impression scanners, Conebeam software, digital laboratory products, cameras, practice management, as well as other technology products from the exhibit floor.

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  • Room: C
  • Session Number: T2315
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Learn how to design your new patient paperwork to uncover your patients wants and needs. Hear how to conduct interviews with new patients to find out how your patients presently feel about the value of their dental health and their history with dentistry. When you develop a system that involves the whole team in this key component of practice management, you’re guaranteed to increase treatment acceptance.Read More
  • Room: A
  • Session Number: T2306
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Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) has ushered in a new era of 3-D imaging for clinicians. It enables dentists to SEE more, but how does it empower them to DO more? And what does this actually look like in a dynamic dental practice like yours? In this course, Dr. Erin Elliott will share best practices about how to optimize CBCT for diagnostic and treatment planning of patients. From implant planning and placement to common incidental findings and sleep apnea, general dentists will leave this program with actionable takeaways.



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  • Room: 13
  • Session Number: T2309
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The norm used to be “If you didn’t have anything nice to say, then say nothing at all.” With those sentiments thrown out the window, how easy is it to “do the right thing?” To dig deeper into ethics in our practice, we first must explore our personally held ethics. Susan addresses what it means to have ethical standards, what and who influences our ethics, how one can lose their sense of ethics and how our ethics affect our work, our practice, and our lives. A unique presentation, Susan uses animation to talk about the daunting topic of ethics.

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Thursday, April 27, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: G
  • Session Number: T2327
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Treating the challenging child today requires a new approach for behavior guidance. Aversive techniques are no longer acceptable. Permissive parenting along with parents who defend, deny or attempt to direct treatment, bring a new dimension to treatment capabilities. Developmental stages, the multiple factors that influence a child’s behavior and recommendations for intervention are discussed. Methods to engage and involve parents and ultimately bring them to “our side” are presented. Potential problems are identified with specific recommendations that can result in more successful and less stressful visits for all.

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  • Room: 7
  • Session Number: T2304
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A variety of infection control products and approaches are presented in this lively and interactive hands-on workshop.  Basic disease transmission and infection control are explored in light of current documented knowledge while using products as instructional tools. Misconceptions and common problems will be discussed, along with potential implications and consequences.  The program is intended to help participants get maximum effectiveness from their infection control efforts.  See (with glow-germs and other activities) how different techniques and products work for you! Each attendee leaves with examples of products to apply what they learned.



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  • Room: 5
  • Session Number: T2302
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The role of dental restorations used for provisional and indirect restorative procedures has changed dramatically in the past several years. These restorations are no longer regarded as temporary restorations but rather as provisional restorations with distinct functions and purposes. Provisional restorations have become a vital diagnostic and assessment tool to evaluate function color, shape, contour, occlusion, periodontal response, implant healing, and overall esthetics. Read More
  • Room: 12
  • Session Number: T2333
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74% of Americans use social media on a daily basis. Yet, many dental practices fail to reach the full conversion potential of these platforms. Why? Because we don't know how to effectively use social media to communicate with our patients. In this engaging course, you’ll develop a successful, evergreen social media marketing plan and content strategy focused on sharing your practice culture & services. You will walk away from the course with a realistic action plan on what, when & how to post for maximum reach. Plus, you will learn how to create and share videos (and reels) that boost visibility!Read More

Friday, April 28, 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: 13
  • Session Number: F2329
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Learn minimally invasive and non-invasive treatment for pediatric patients including interim therapeutic restoration, silver diamine fluoride, and Hall technique.  Indirect pulp therapy for deep caries in young permanent molars and molar-incisor hypomineralization are discussed with treatment recommendations. Management of mandibular incisor crowding, extraction of primary dentition and local anesthesia techniques are also presented. Included in this program is a review of the dental literature along with evidence-based methods to decrease chair time and heighten confidence when treating your pediatric patients.

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  • Room: 1
  • Session Number: F2325
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Failure to diagnose periodontal disease is consistently a top complaint filed with state dental boards. The first step in treating and managing a patient’s care is diagnosing disease accurately, ethically, and comprehensively. This course walks the dental provider through the nine classifications of health and disease as established by the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), as well as effective clinical decision-making in the management of each diagnosis. We will review anatomical and clinical observations that aid in the identification of active disease as well as the system for case types and classifying diseases.Read More
  • Room: D
  • Session Number: F2308
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Emerging concepts of the pathogenesis of periodontal disease, novel periodontal treatments and technologies are introduced everyday to dental professionals. Deciding on which treatment philosophies and technologies to incorporate into daily practice in order to provide the most effective care for our patients can be overwhelming. This course is designed for the entire dental team and will provide a comprehensive, in depth view on the past, current and future concepts of periodontal treatment including the management of those patients who do not respond to conventional periodontal treatment.Read More
  • Room: F
  • Session Number: F2331
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Are you confident in your knowledge of prescription and non-prescription medications, as well as their drug interactions, adverse reactions and effects on patient management and treatment planning? Armed with a relatively brief exposure to this vast subject, many dental professionals simply cannot keep up with the latest trends in disease state management. This comprehensive program explores the dental implications of the prescription and non-prescription medications most frequently used by patients. Special emphasis will be given to delivering this essential information in a format that makes it practical and useful for all members of the dental team. 

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  • Room: 4
  • Session Number: F2311
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Accounting has never been a trendy topic but Susan is on a mission to change your mind! Regardless of how your bills are paid, the organization of the practice’s financial information is essential to understanding your practice.

In this digital information age, there are more moving parts than ever. From banks & merchant card services to insurance companies & payment plans, there is a lot to keep track of and stay HIPAA compliant. Susan will break down the basics of organizing your practice finances to a working financial system, in easy to implement steps.

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  • Room: 7
  • Session Number: F2321
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A dental assistant and dentist spend eight hours a day working knee to knee. However, they rarely work on how they work together as a team. Functioning as a true team improves the patient experience, practice production and personal satisfaction. This course will focus on creating the exceptional dentist-assistant team by defining their working relationship. That relationship is grounded in a very clear understanding of the purpose of our work…our Why. This fast-paced session will use the two most frequent procedures done in our practices – the class II composite and the single crown, as a model for how we work together.

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Friday, April 28, 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Room: 10
  • Session Number: F2315
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Now more than ever, general dentists must become proficient with surgical extractions. Not as may patients can afford endo. Patients would like to stay in the same office if possible. There will always be a need for specialists and referral but many of the more straightforward cases could be done by the family dentist if he/she has more knowledge and confidence. This course is a good review of principles and techniques along with showing how to use the instruments that make the techniques possible. Thus, cases can be easier, more predictable, and less traumatic.Read More
  • Room: G
  • Session Number: F2303
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Update and review the most important clinical safety issues since COVID-19 fundamentally changed dental infection control.  This class gives you a “Hit List” of the most important things to do!  Optimize the most effective strategies to apply laws and guidelines that manage safety challenges such as bloodborne, droplet, contact & aerosol transmitted diseases (ATD’s) and evolving / resistant pathogens. Get some cool tips for these hot topics!

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  • Room: B
  • Session Number: F2318
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According to data from the CDC, most Americans are falling short of meeting dietary recommendations for optimal health. Poor nutrition and suboptimal micronutrient status can lead to serious health consequences, including poor oral and bone health, cardiovascular disease, stroke, impaired cognitive function, eye disease, cancer, depression, and other conditions. This highly informative and evidence-based lecture will explore how macronutrients, micronutrients, glycemic load, intermittent fasting, and dietary patterns impact oral health, periodontal disease, and overall health. Come learn the science behind the recommendation Nutrition for the 21st Century.



 
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  • Room: H
  • Session Number: F2301
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Every dental office has several basic components designed to meet each individual dentist’s needs and preferences. As a dental assistant, there’s a big responsibility to know the basic equipment and how it’s used, while also being held accountable for opening and closing the office each day. You’ll learn how proper seating and positioning for both patient and assistant are critical for a procedure to be a success. This module will also help you to master four-handed dentistry. This helps make procedures more efficient and can improve a practice’s productivity and profitability.



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  • Room: 12
  • Session Number: F2328
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In this practical and interactive course designed for the full team, gain the skills and knowledge you need to expose diagnostic quality radiographs while improving patient comfort.  Explore the key factors and conditions that make obtaining X-rays with the wired sensor challenging.  Learn tips and tricks to surmount those challenges and grow in your competence and confidence.

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  • Room: 5
  • Session Number: F2317
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This workshop will provide an introduction into what you should consider when incorporating veneers - treatment options, case presentation and a discussion of managing patients' expectations. We'll practice 3 different patient indications with different preparations, create veneer preparation reduction guides, silicone temporary shells and fabrication of temporary restorations. Read More
  • Room: 8
  • Session Number: F2314
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This hands-on session confirms concepts introduced during the previous lectures by Dr. Koch. The hands-on session will begin with a review of “How to Prevent the Separation of Rotary Files.” The Blend Technique will be introduced clinically and a demonstration will be given concerning how to properly use heat treated and non-heat treated files rotary files. Hydraulic condensation will be performed by all attendees and Dr. Koch will work with each individual doctor. Participants are encouraged to practice various techniques and everyone will have the opportunity to work with a new digital imaging system (EZscope).

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Friday, April 28, 8:00 AM - 10:15 AM

  • Room: A
  • Session Number: F2333
Sign up for this unique style of course and choose which sessions you want to attend. Presentations will last one hour with a 15-minute break in between. Credit will be issued based on the actual number of courses attended. This Series features nutrition and health, and practice management. Check out... Read More
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Speaker
Kevin Henry
MA
Speaker
Dr.  Marc Geissberger
D.D.S., MA, CPT, BCS

Description

Sign up for this unique style of course and choose which sessions you want to attend. Presentations will last one hour with a 15-minute break in between. Credit will be issued based on the actual number of courses attended. This Series features nutrition and health, and practice management. Check out the individual course descriptions for more information.





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  • Room: A
  • Session Number: F2333A
  • Friday, April 28, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Speaker
Dr.  Marc Geissberger
D.D.S., MA, CPT, BCS
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  • Room: A
  • Session Number: F2333B
  • Friday, April 28, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
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Speaker
Kevin Henry
MA
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Friday, April 28, 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Room: E
  • Session Number: F2323
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Description

Oral lesions may be nothing more than a nuisance while others can pose a significant risk to over-all health. Many are chronic in nature and significantly affect quality of life.  This course will review challenges associated with oral conditions such as recurrent oral ulcerations, mucosal disease, contact reactions and both pre-cancerous and malignant lesions.Read More
  • Room: 3
  • Session Number: F2305
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Description

Products will be in the room for demonstrations and closeup examination in a non-sales, CE environment. You will be able to ask questions of the manufacturers without pressure. These will be, but not limited to, digital impression scanners, Conebeam software, digital laboratory products, cameras, practice management, as well as other technology products from the exhibit floor.Read More

Friday, April 28, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Room: C
  • Session Number: F2312
Ever marvel at people who have boundless energy and keep their edge at any age? Want to kick off the covers with confidence and spring out of bed with incredible spirit? Want to be more energized for your busy day? People who appear to have slowed down the aging process and enjoy mental clarity eat certain... Read More
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Speaker
Janice Hurley
BS

Description

Ever marvel at people who have boundless energy and keep their edge at any age? Want to kick off the covers with confidence and spring out of bed with incredible spirit? Want to be more energized for your busy day? People who appear to have slowed down the aging process and enjoy mental clarity eat certain foods, do specific physical exercises and hold certain beliefs about themselves that support age defying living. After this session we’ll have you bouncing out the door with confident living strategies ready to take on the world.

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Friday, April 28, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Roy Wilkins Auditorium
  • Session Number: F2335
We all remember the moment in 2018, in PyeongChang, Jessie Diggins lunged at the finish in an epic, come from behind victory to secure a historic first ever Olympic Gold Medal for Team USA’s Women’s Cross Country Team. Join us to learn how Jessie went from small town Minnesota to making... Read More
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Keynote Speaker
Jessie Diggins
Olympic Champion

Description

We all remember the moment in 2018, in PyeongChang, Jessie Diggins lunged at the finish in an epic, come from behind victory to secure a historic first ever Olympic Gold Medal for Team USA’s Women’s Cross Country Team.



Join us to learn how Jessie went from small town Minnesota to making sports history. Jessie will recount her journey and share her wisdom on overcoming adversity and bringing hope and understanding to others.



Jessie is known for two things, being able to “go deep into the pain cave,” ski speak for pushing herself to the edge and beyond, and doing it with style, with a smile and with sparkles. Jessie began the team’s tradition of painting their faces on race day and finishing it up with a dusting of sparkles.



Along with days of intensive education sessions to improve your dentistry skills, come learn from Jessie about pushing yourself and your team further than you thought you could, hopefully with some sparkles and a smile. After all, at the Star of the North, we certainly know the power of a smile!



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Friday, April 28, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: 1
  • Session Number: F2326
This comprehensive program looks between the threads to better understand the imperative role of the dental hygienist in identifying potential dental implant candidates, evaluating systemic conditions affecting dental implant success, assessing stable and diseased periimplant sites, diagnosing Stage IV and periimplant diseased cases, maintaining single, multiple or all-on-four/all-on-six patient cases,... Read More
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Speaker
Katrina Sanders
RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF

Description

This comprehensive program looks between the threads to better understand the imperative role of the dental hygienist in identifying potential dental implant candidates, evaluating systemic conditions affecting dental implant success, assessing stable and diseased periimplant sites, diagnosing Stage IV and periimplant diseased cases, maintaining single, multiple or all-on-four/all-on-six patient cases, and actively treating periimplant diseased patients. Let’s establish and maintain a stable foundation of dental implant protocols while threading through the research and uncovering new trends and techniques aimed to elevate comprehensive standards in the provision of dental implant care…together.





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Friday, April 28, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: 12
  • Session Number: F2327
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Remaining current is essential for maximum reimbursement and documentation that supports the treatment is paramount. Many practices are unaware that medical plans will reimburse for qualifying dental services. This course will provide the most current information regarding the most recent CDT coding changes and will identify services that could qualify for medical plan reimbursement. This course is designed to maximize legitimate reimbursement, leaving no money on the table. There are many new strategies that will directly affect reimbursement and the bottom line. Move your practice to the next level by arming the doctor and staff with the latest coding information.

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  • Room: G
  • Session Number: F2304
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Description

Enjoy a long dental career and improve clinical precision while avoiding injury and pain!  Pathogenesis, causes and prevention of various cumulative trauma disorders are discussed, focusing on upper extremity, spinal and joint pathologies. Evaluate preventive strategies, including equipment design, body positioning and conditioning and enhanced visualization. Practice stretching and strengthening exercises to reduce pain, preserve range of motion and optimize personal career excellence and longevity.

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  • Room: B
  • Session Number: F2319
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Description

Data show that more than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain: more than those with heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. While opioids are powerful allies in the management of pain, the risk of addiction, depression, central hypogonadism, sleep-disordered breathing, infections, cognitive impairment, falls, non-vertebral fractures, and mortality are increased in populations taking these medications long-term. Clinicians should be aware of the evidence of efficacy and safety for the use of complementary and integrative approaches to the management of pain, including an understanding of which conditions might be most amenable to these interventions.  

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  • Room: 10
  • Session Number: F2316
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Description

As a general practitioner learns more about surgery and becomes more comfortable with surgical extractions, they will take less time. This will allow more extractions to be done and more patients to be seen. The knowledge gained from more proficiency with surgical extractions will transfer to being able to perform other dentoalveolar procedures, such as alveoplasty, exostoses removal, frenectomies, biopsies, incision and drainage, socket grafting, and implants. Surgical extractions is the gateway. This course helps move a GP down that path. As with all dental disciplines, patient evaluation and selection is key. Referral criteria will be discussed.Read More
  • Room: 7
  • Session Number: F2320
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Description

Would you like to position your practice as a leader in your community and reduce your dependancy on insurance? Would you like to inspire patients toward a lifetime of dental and overall health? Learn how the trends in lifestyle related illnesses such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea and acid reflux closely intertwine with periodontal disease, caries and oral cancer. Systemic disease screening, intervention and facilitation are possible, right in the dental chair. This program will help you add new sources of revenue, lift your morale, attract quality new patients, and build physician referral relationships.

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  • Room: F
  • Session Number: F2332
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Description

While cigarette smoking among young adults has declined markedly over the past several decades, there has been a substantial increase in vaping. Advances in technology and lack of strict regulation has given rise to the use of vaping devices as delivery vehicles for a variety of substances, especially cannabis. Unfortunately, very little information is available about the safety of vaping. This course will provide participants with an overview of cannabis, vaping, and their overall systemic adverse effects. Special emphasis will be given to the oral complications associated with vaping, as well as treatment planning strategies for patients who vape. 

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  • Room: 3
  • Session Number: F2306
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Description

In an overview of the latest high-tech products being integrated in today's practices, learn about products including but not limited to in the following areas: cameras-digital and intraoral, caries and oral disease detection; digital shade taking, and many of the latest tech products. Specific examples will be given. A brief discussion of practice management and social media products will also be discussed.Read More
  • Room: 5
  • Session Number: F2307
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Description

As a dentist, personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist, Dr. Geissberger brings a unique perspective to the subjects of caries, diet and the oral environment. Through this enlightening program, Dr. Geissberger will discuss various disease conditions that plague the entire dental population, and identify several at risk populations. The importance of oral pH will be discussed and strategies for altering an unfavorable oral environment will be outlined. Additionally, the dental team will learn progressive strategies to help their patients achieve oral balance and curb their disease processes. Nutrition and diet control will be discussed extensively.





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Friday, April 28, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: A
  • Session Number: F2334
Sign up for this unique style of course and choose which sessions you want to attend. Presentations will last one hour with a 15-minute break in between. Credit will be issued based on the actual number of courses attended. This Series features medical emergencies, bite splints and traumatic dental injuries.... Read More
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Speaker
Dr.  Anthony DiAngelis
D.M.D., M.P.H.
Speaker
Dr.  Mark Kleive
DDS
Speaker
Dr.  R. Bruce Templeton
D.M.D.

Description

Sign up for this unique style of course and choose which sessions you want to attend. Presentations will last one hour with a 15-minute break in between. Credit will be issued based on the actual number of courses attended. This Series features medical emergencies, bite splints and traumatic dental injuries. Check out the individual course descriptions for more information.



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Presentations:
  • Room: A
  • Session Number: F2334A
  • Friday, April 28, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Dr.  R. Bruce Templeton
D.M.D.
Sponsored by
  • Room: A
  • Session Number: F2334C
  • Friday, April 28, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Dr.  Anthony DiAngelis
D.M.D., M.P.H.
Sponsored by
  • Room: A
  • Session Number: F2334B
  • Friday, April 28, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Dr.  Mark Kleive
DDS
Sponsored by

Friday, April 28, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: C
  • Session Number: F2313
Speaker(s)

Description

There is no denying that things have changed in dentistry and you have had to adjust. Learn what it takes to put your best foot forward and make the first and lasting impression of your practice be the one you want others to perceive. Learn what contributes to a successful brand.  Avoid mistakes and maximize marketing opportunities. You will look at your internet footprint and your presence through your patient’s eyes. Participants will walk away feeling inspired by the power of choice to impact their practice success.

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  • Room: E
  • Session Number: F2324
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Description

As a bridge between medicine and dentistry, oral medicine provides care to those who need it most. Learn to diagnose and manage unusual oral lesions ranging from canker sores to cancer and a score of conditions in between starting with a comprehensive head and neck exam. Learn how to make oral medicine an important and lucrative part of your practice. Read More
  • Room: 4
  • Session Number: F2310
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Description

The norm used to be “If you didn’t have anything nice to say, then say nothing at all.”

With those sentiments thrown out the window, how easy is it to “do the right thing?” To dig deeper into ethics in our practice, we first must explore our personally held ethics. Susan addresses what it means to have ethical standards, what and who influences our ethics, how one can lose their sense of ethics and how our ethics affect our work, our practice, and our lives. A unique presentation, Susan uses animation to talk about the daunting topic of ethics.

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Friday, April 28, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: 13
  • Session Number: F2330
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Description

The transformation of the pediatric patient’s dentition and oral structures through the primary, mixed and early permanent dentition may result in various problematic presentations. Identification and timely intervention will assure not only the child’s developmental well-being but may also minimize future treatment costs. This course begins with upper airway obstruction followed by anomalies of tooth formation and eruption. Space maintenance completes the program. Enhanced diagnostic and treatment skills will be derived for your youngest patients.

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  • Room: H
  • Session Number: F2302
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Description

High-quality dental radiography images are vital to both patients and clinicians, contributing directly to diagnosis and treatment planning. Quality radiographs feature maximum detail to resolve fine objects. The images accurately show the teeth and anatomic structure without distortion or magnification. They also exhibit density and contrast further improving a dentist’s ability to diagnose and treatment plan. To ensure the dentist receives high quality radiographs every time, team members must focus on proper positioning, exposure, and processing during the acquisition process.

 
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  • Room: 8
  • Session Number: F2322
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Description

Both the dental assistant and the dentist have vital roles to play in the office and each can appreciate their contribution to the success of their practice.  However, true appreciation only occurs once you have “walked-the-walk”. This unique workshop will offer both the dentist and the assistant a very special hands-on experience.  You will work together on both direct and indirect restorations.  

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  • Room: D
  • Session Number: F2309
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Description

This course is designed for both the implant surgeon and the restorative dentist. This course will focus on the philosophy and criteria associated with restoratively driven treatment planning for predictable surgical placement and restoration of dental implants. It will provide must know information which can be successfully implemented into daily practice. Judicious selection of which implant cases to treat will provide the clinician with the ability to expand the use of implants in their practice. Contemporary concepts and techniques will be examined in the context of incorporating predictable implant therapy into a general practice.Read More

Friday, April 28, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

  • Room: Roy Wilkins Auditorium
  • Session Number: F2336
Are you ready to ROCK?? A band puts on a concert - Hairball puts on an event! Hairball is a Rock & Roll experience you won't soon forget. Lights, sounds, smoke, fire and screaming hordes of avid fans! Vocalists lead the band through a two-hour, mind-blowing, and drop-dead accurate homage... Read More

Description

Are you ready to ROCK?? A band puts on a concert - Hairball puts on an event! Hairball is a Rock & Roll experience you won't soon forget. Lights, sounds, smoke, fire and screaming hordes of avid fans! Vocalists lead the band through a two-hour, mind-blowing, and drop-dead accurate homage to some of the biggest arena acts in the world. The Hairball stage becomes an entirely new rock concert before youe eyes countless times throughout the night.



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Saturday, April 29, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: E
  • Session Number: S2321
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Description

TMJ disorders are one of those areas where almost every dentist feels uncomfortable. In dental school we didn’t get much classroom information, and little or no

clinical experience. Our treatments in practice are often hit and miss, without clarity on why sometimes we hit, and other times we miss.

In this lecture Dr. Spencer will review the relevant anatomy and discuss simple examination, diagnosis and treatment techniques that will allow your attendees

to STUN their next TMD patients with their understanding of the patient's issues, and allow them to help many more people.
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  • Room: F
  • Session Number: S2308
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Description

We'll consider our clients and explore lifesaving elements to prevent this disease from affecting the health of our clients.This begins by identifying negative effects bacteria have on the caries process. Isolating specific treatment options for high-risk clients and determining best practices for caries risk assessment. We'll explore the evolution of food choices, growth and development of our bodies, and describe the three mechanisms/pathways linking oral infection to secondary systemic effects.Read More
  • Room: 1
  • Session Number: S2310
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Description

As the dental marketplace continues to evolve, the efficiency of our business systems become more important to the success of our practices. The dentist and/or team members responsible for these business systems may or may not have formal training that enables them to make strategic decisions so their office’s flourish. This course will give all participants a clear understanding of the business systems that make a difference and how to implement them in your practice.Read More
  • Room: C
  • Session Number: S2318
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Description

To ensure our patients aren’t exposed to viruses, bacteria, and protozoa, dental professionals need to understand more than what to do and what not to do; they also need to understand why. In this lively, engaging course, Katrina Sanders, RDH, M.Ed. takes participants on a historical journey of social norms which lead to infectious diseases. We’ll trace the evolution and spread of disease from patient zero outward, showing the microbiological, immunological, and human impacts of the chain of infection. Examine the infection control process and its application in ensuring the practice is up to date with current recommendations.Read More
  • Room: D
  • Session Number: S2320
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Description

When the practice is paid rapidly and appropriately, things are good; however, when there are delays, denials, and requests for additional information, thing are not quite so good. Mistakes can be devastating. It is possible to implement systems that form a proactive defensive systemic approach that will result in maximum legitimate reimbursement and eliminate the risk of criminal prosecution. To be prepared for this challenge the team must be careful, concise, complete and diligent. My approach will result in higher reimbursement while reducing risk. If the deficiencies in your systems are ignored both doctor and staff are at risk.

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  • Room: 8
  • Session Number: S2305
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Description

Prevention of alveolar bone loss and maintenance of alveolar bone structure are mandatory for long term stability of conventional or implant-supported prosthetic replacements. Soft and hard tissue complications can lead to unsatisfactory results. This course emphasizes the technical aspects of ridge preservation and augmentation. Contemporary grafting materials and the use of membranes, as well as types of defects the clinician can predictably fill will be discussed. This course applies to all dentists placing and/or restoring implants, fixed bridgework and removable prostheses.Read More
  • Room: B
  • Session Number: S2323
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Description

Through an analysis of closed Fortress malpractice claims, this course will provide strategies and resources to enhance patient safety and to reduce risk in the dental practice. Closed claim topics include esthetic restorations, wisdom tooth extractions, oral cancer, endodontic treatment, and implants. Risk management topics include documentation, communication, informed consent, technology, patient selection, referrals, prescription practices, patient noncompliance, and ethics. 

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Saturday, April 29, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: 4
  • Session Number: S2307
The market has changed drastically for accounting software, and it is evolving to eventually an online only availability. Many users are still using QuickBooks desktop pc or mac version, some are using QuickBooks Online, some are using a less expensive alternative like Wave or Xero or Zoho. Whatever you use,... Read More
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Ms.  Susan Gunn
BA, CFE

Description

The market has changed drastically for accounting software, and it is evolving to eventually an online only availability. Many users are still using QuickBooks desktop pc or mac version, some are using QuickBooks Online, some are using a less expensive alternative like Wave or Xero or Zoho. Whatever you use, there are some fundamental choices to include in your accounts payable software as well as fundamental reports to review. Learn how to maximize whatever your software is beyond tax accounting to a highly effective practice management tool for financial analysis and goal planning.

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Saturday, April 29, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room: A
  • Session Number: S2316
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Description

Oral lesions are a common finding in dental practice.  During this course attendees will receive not only a refresher program on the topic of oral pathology, but will also be brought up to date with the most current, relevant discussions of widespread oral pathologies including their origins, treatments and outcomes.  The audience will learn valuable insights and techniques that can be immediately introduced into their clinical practice to improve early detection and patient care.Read More
  • Room: G
  • Session Number: S2314
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Description

Out of the backdrop of America's declining health emerge two fire-breathing dragons that destroy tooth and bone: Acid (Airway) Reflux and Insulin Resistance/Diabetes. This presentation will help you recognize the oral ramifications of these two conditions. More importantly, Susan will challenge our acceptance of conventional "treatment" methods (i.e. medication) and inspire the dental profession to accept a more profound role in root cause analysis and facilitating health change behavior.Read More
  • Room: 7
  • Session Number: S2312
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Description

It is one thing to be taught surgery with lecture and video clips but another level to receive hands-on instruction. Life-like dentoform models with realistic soft tissue allows procedures to be done similarly to working on a patient. An instructor can guide and critique your work to make sure you receive needed input. There are surgical extractions, retrieving root tips that break, sectioning/luxating teeth, preventing roots from going into the sinus, 30 second sutures, and various types of sutures placed. During the course, you will have instruments as are used in residencies.Read More
  • Room: H
  • Session Number: S2301
Speaker(s)

Description

What do the super-stars of success know that the rest of us do not? In this fast paced program, your practice will learn the six essential key ingredients to the science behind success. Why do some people just seem to rise to the top in their field? Why is it that some people have all the luck? You will learn how your E.Q. is more important than your I.Q. and how your attitude is more important than your latitude. Extremely Entertaining and Interactive!Read More
  • Room: 5
  • Session Number: S2303
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Description

Today’s patients have heightened expectations and desires. Understanding the desires and meeting patient’s demands has become increasingly complex and challenging. Case design and case presentation will be an integral portion of the course. This course will review the principles of facial esthetics, smile design and provide practitioners the tools necessary to deliver remarkably beautiful results. Participants will apply esthetic principles and philosophies to designing an esthetic result with a variety of different techniques. Anterior veneer and crown design will be reviewed. Provisional restorations and bonding techniques will be explored. Final delivery and finishing will be discussed and practiced.

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Saturday, April 29, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: 10
  • Session Number: S2323
General Assembly allows every member to vote on bylaws and policies. More than half of all ADHA member states have switched from a House of Delegates to General Assembly and we worked with Wisconsin and ADHA to implement a General Assembly here in Minnesota. Last year was our first General... Read More

Description

General Assembly allows every member to vote on bylaws and policies. More than half of all ADHA member states have switched from a House of Delegates to General Assembly and we worked with Wisconsin and ADHA to implement a General Assembly here in Minnesota. Last year was our first General Assembly. Our hope is to engage more members while reducing the amount of time for our annual business.Read More

Saturday, April 29, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: A
  • Session Number: S2317
Speaker(s)

Description

Participants of this course will gain an introductory knowledge of the science of forensic odontology and how the law dictates a forensic human identification.  A brief review of the history, evolution and scope of forensic odontology will be presented as well as an introduction of the nomenclature commonly used in this field and death investigation systems will be explained.  Read More
  • Room: G
  • Session Number: S2315
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Description

Addressing the losing battle against caries, childhood obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Inspire your team and patients to make lasting behavior changes that affect their oral and systemic health with Hands On Learning LabTM and it's benefit as a valuable reference tool that will make yours a practice of distinction.Read More
  • Room: F
  • Session Number: S2309
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Description

White Spot Lesions are a Dental Professionals worst nightmare! In this lecture, join us to understand the etiology of these lesions and discuss effective identification tools, preventative measures, and management options available - including the complexities of orthodontic clients pre, mid and post treatment. We'll Identify elemetns of essental risk assessment tools for client specific recommendations. Distinguish between demineralization and remineralization in the dynamic caries process.Read More
  • Room: 3
  • Session Number: S2311
Speaker(s)

Description

In this fun and lively hands-on workshop, participants will have the opportunity to practice taking the images that have the greatest impact in communication with the patient and the dental team using a smartphone and specific accessories. All clinical intra and extra-oral views will be demonstrated and emphasis will be placed on integration of the photographs with increased improvement in case presentation.

 



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  • Room: B
  • Session Number: S2304
Speaker(s)

Description

This fast paced, informative session will introduce participants to several new materials and techniques in restorative dentistry designed to simply clinical practice and yield predictable, problem free restorations. Various clinical tips and techniques will be introduced designed to eliminate common problems associated with routine clinical procedures. The will include: creating perfect Class II restorations, mastering flawless crown and bridge impressions, enhancing esthetics in anterior direct bonding cases and proper adhesion and curing protocols. Additionally, this course will cover the latest development in all porcelains, cements, impression materials and CAD/CAM technology and elucidate their influences on the modern practice of dentistry.

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Saturday, April 29, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: H
  • Session Number: S2302
Speaker(s)

Description

As practices attempt to achieve their goals, no barriers are greater than attitude, self-esteem and team enthusiasm. This humorous session will help your practice to leap from procrastinations and crash through comfort zones. Your team will learn how to make fears disappear, work together, move forward, and have fun doing it!Read More
  • Room: 8
  • Session Number: S2306
Speaker(s)

Description

This course is designed to provide the participant with the opportunity to perform periodontal plastic surgical procedures and to recognize the key factors which determine successful periodontal plastic surgery. The indications and techniques for surgical treatment based upon the need to re-establish esthetics, restore a functional attachment and eliminate hypersensitivity will be covered. The participant will perform a free gingival graft and a connective tissue graft on the pig mandible and understand the differences between the two techniques. Read More
  • Room: E
  • Session Number: S2322
Speaker(s)

Description

Most dentists have VERY limited training in dental school regarding proper use of oral appliances for bruxism and virtually no practical training regarding

appliances for TMJ problems, snoring or sleep apnea...yet our patients want and need these treatments. Dr. Spencer will discuss appliance therapy and give a step by step approach to evaluation, diagnosis and treatment planning with a special focus on what type of appliance to use in each case. 
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  • Room: 7
  • Session Number: S2313
Speaker(s)

Description

It is one thing to be taught surgery with lecture and video clips but another level to receive hands-on instruction. Life-like dentoform models with realistic soft tissue allows procedures to be done similarly to working on a patient. An instructor can guide and critique your work to make sure you receive needed input. There are surgical extractions, retrieving root tips that break, sectioning/luxating teeth, preventing roots from going into the sinus, 30 second sutures, and various types of sutures placed. During the course, you will have instruments as are used in residencies.

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  • Room: C
  • Session Number: S2319
Speaker(s)

Description

This course will discuss the foundational components required in the implementation of disease prevention and infection control.  Course includes a robust discussion of modern techniques available to the dental preventive expert in controlling, preventing and managing the sequelae of disease transmission.  Participants walk away with advanced knowledge of futuristic techniques in disease prevention including but not limited to: silver diamine fluoride, oral & systemic interventions, orofacial myofunctional therapy, air polishing techniques and use of advanced periodontal procedures including perio endoscopy.  Course is appropriate for dental hygienists and all members of the dental team.Read More