2014 Annual Session Course Information

Pricing key:
M  =  ODA/ADA Member Dentists
NMD  =  Non-member Dentists
S/O  =  Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk staff & all other registrants.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

The Christensen Bottom Line – 2014
Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (1-hour lunch)
CE Hours: 6 OSDB Category: A                                                       

Fee: M - $175; NMD - $240; S/O - $135
                                                       
Course Code:  T10
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk

Each year we are faced with hundreds of new products, techniques, devices and concepts. Determining which are best for your practice is difficult. Learn the latest research-based data to help you to make decisions about putting them into your practice. Among covered topics will be the latest in operative dentistry; diagnosis and treatment planning; CAD/CAM; practice management; practice management; technology; lasers; laboratory technology; occlusion, specialty updates and many more. The course encourages audience participation, questions and answers and is presented in an enjoyable and humorous manner. You will not want to miss this special presentation by a trusted authority in dentistry.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn many new and useful clinical techniques

  • Learn about new products which are faster, easier and better

  • Discover the latest advancements in CAD/CAM

  • Understand the role of practice management in your practice

  • Learn which products have proven to be successful and are the most popular

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the direction in which dentistry is heading


A Sound Recession-Proof Restorative/Hygiene Practice: Integrating the Team and Creating the Value

Lou Graham, DDS
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 6 OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $175; NMD - $240; S/O - $135
Course Code:  T11
Support Provided by:  Doxa Dental, Pulpdent, Air Techniques, DMG America, DenMat, GC America, Perio Protect and Bisco Dental Products
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Office Managers

The essence of this course is all about integrating your practice’s philosophical approach to dentistry within your entire team, allowing for seamless interactions. Your initial exams, periodic exams, periodontal exams, oral cancer screening exams, x-ray protocols, diagnostic approaches, communication skills all must be consistent with each and every patient and team member to allow your practice to exude the value that your team delivers. This course will highlight a day in practice, demonstrating some of the latest techniques and truly maximizing what you can be doing each day to become a recession-proof office. Topics covered include: dynamic new programs that allow your team to finance, market and save a ton of money in your credit card processing; how your hygiene growth is tied to your overall growth and most offices are giving away their profits; the importance of screening tests and what needs to be done and when; creating the Oral Cancer Screening Program for your office; integrating customized therapies such as lasers, localized antimicrobials, etc.; treatment planning for hygiene and restorative combination casework; and, caries diagnostics, implementing a sealant program and conservative restorations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand different approaches to diagnostics for the hygienist/doctor team
  • Implement practice management techniques to improve patient compliance and communication
  • Improve all aspects of your practice, from patient care to employee morale


Current Concepts in Minimally Invasive Dentistry

Ron Kaminer, DDS
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 6 OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $175; NMD - $240; S/O - $135
Course Code: T12
Support Provided by:  Kerr, SDI North America, Doxa Dental, Air Techniques and AMD Lasers
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, EFDAs, Assistants

All dental specialties are changing to become more minimally invasive. These minimally invasive techniques can immediately impact anyone’s practice leading to improved quality of care and higher profits. We will demystify esthetic dentistry, utilizing both new and tried and true materials. We will deliver concepts that can all be implemented immediately in the office. Topics to be covered include: cariology; chemotherapeutics; best restorative materials for minimally invasive preparations; ideal matrix band for perfect contacts; oral cancer detection; how to predictably eliminate white spots; minimally invasive periodontics; dental lasers; and, communications skills to maximize case acceptance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover the best restorative materials for minimally invasive preparations
  • Utilize new instruments to streamline difficult extractions
  • Separate the truth from hype of dental lasers
  • Utilize communication skills to maximize case acceptance


Increase Collections, Production and Acceptance – BIG TIME – via UCR and Insurance Code Management

Udell Webb, DDS
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 6      OSDB Category: C
Fee: M - $175; NMD - $240; S/O - $135
Course Code:  T13
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Office Managers, Front Desk

This fast-moving and enjoyable course will provide quick and easy tools for you to use back at the office in order to: establish your fees for acceptance by patients and insurance companies, implement the newest CDT codes, understand the impact of specific insurance companies’ fee schedules on your office fees and profitability, 100% collections, do predeterminations in the office and thereby eliminate the waiting, identify simple methods to increase profit, code hygiene and perio for profit, maximize your case acceptance and cash flow by incorporating the patient’s medical insurance (this is the hottest topic of the year), communicate easily and correctly with your patients concerning their insurance coverage, collect accurate co-pay at the time of service, know precisely what the insurance company will pay, discuss “UCR” with the patients in a win-win way, increase your profit with no increase in number of units produced, set your fees for maximum acceptance and profit, set a “fair fee” every time, increase profit by using less utilized codes, collect the co-pay up front with less resistance, know why policies are paid at different percentiles and what that means to your coding and billing procedures, read an EOB and get a lot more information that just the dollar amount paid, use easy, straightforward methods of communicating and manage the problems associated with fees and insurance. Learn how to code hygiene/perio for litigation protection, quality and profit and learn how to code medical claims that are payable to dentists. Go home knowing how to use the tools and rules of successful insurance management. Not just for staff, dentists are encouraged to attend, too.

Learning Objectives:

  • Do predeterminations in the office and thereby eliminate the waiting
  • Identify your office’s market position and explain the advantages of that position
  • Differentiate between CPT and CDT codes
  • Code hygiene and perio properly to minimize malpractice liability exposure


Excellence In Endodontics

Joseph D. Maggio, DDS
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 6 OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $175; NMD - $240; S/O - $135
Course Code: T14
Support Provided by:  Axis/Sybron Endo
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Assistants

Presently, endodontics is one of the most dynamic aspects in dentistry. New materials, technologies and techniques are emerging at a very rapid pace. New, innovative methods for canal preparation, irrigation to manage the smear layer and biofilm, and obturation with thermalplastic filling material will be discussed. Differential diagnosis and case selection as a critical first step to successful endodontic treatment will be addressed. Designed for dentists who want to incorporate the latest endodontic technologies into their practice. Dental assistants who provide chairside support during endodontic procedures will also benefit from attending.   A hands-on workshop accompanies this course; see Course Codes F42 and F51.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand that endodontic success begins with diagnosis and case selection
  • Learn to utilize NiTi files with both rotary and reciprocal motion with the same motor
  • Become familiar with proper irrigation sequence and technique
  • Acquire a working knowledge of obturation with the latest technology


Impact of the Internet and Social Media on the Dental Practice
Lisa Philp, RDH
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: C
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code:  T15
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk

The rapidly changing environment of the internet with 2.4 billion users worldwide, equates to over 245 million people on the internet in North America alone spending on average 32 hours a week online. There are 100 billion queries a day on Google and Facebook reportedly has hit the 1-billion user mark, and it is estimated by the year 2016 they will be the largest company in the world. Those stats are combined with multi-generational patients’ behavior changing rapidly in how they choose a dentist, remain loyal to current dental practice, refer to the practice and accept treatment. Each dental practice must rise to the changing trends and simplify an on-line presence that people can find easily and that has measurable results to match your uniqueness.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to implement social media simply and quickly
  • Understand the generational diversity of your patient base and how to adapt mediums of communication for patients
  • How to make Google part of the practice and use reviews to gain new patients
  • Identify SEO and how to measure it


Bugs, Drugs and Food Fads: Considerations for the Dental Professional

Lisa F. Harper-Mallonee, BSDH, MPH, RD, LD
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code:  T16
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
We are a self-medicating, hype-believing society that wants a quick fix, fast. If Dr. Oz says it’s good for us we head straight to the local pharmacy or health store to see if we can find it on the shelves! Our bodies need vitamins and minerals to function efficiently but which ones and how much? Probiotic use is a fast growing market in regards to general health and oral health. What are the implications for use in dentistry? Supplements promise everything from weight loss to increased energy. How can we be certain the claims are true? Do food trends such as Acai berry, energy drinks and juicing have a potential impact on oral health? As dental professionals, we need to be aware of the changing landscape of probiotic use, dietary supplements and food fads and how these trends could potentially impact patient care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define probiotic and identify common probiotics and their implications for dentistry
  • Know how to determine if a vitamin or mineral is considered safe and pure by U.S. standards
  • Provide patients with useful resources to determine risk versus benefits of certain supplements
  • Discuss fad diets, the varying food trends and the potential impact on oral health


Ergonomics: The Art of Protective Positioning

Nancy (Andrews) Dewhirst, RDH
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3 OSDB Category: C
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code:  T17
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants

Repetitive motion, awkward positions, and forceful traumatic movements may add up to lost careers. Causes, anatomy and prevention of various cumulative trauma disorders are linked with helpful hints and alternatives, including active participation in stretching and strengthening exercises that can be performed at work. Magnification, illumination and positioning are discussed, as well as health issues that impact susceptibility to ergonomic stresses. Causes, related anatomy and prevention of various cumulative trauma disorders are discussed. Scientific and physical evaluation of common repetitive trauma- related pathologies are linked with helpful hints and protective strategies. Attendees participate in stretching and strengthening exercises that can be performed at work. No special clothing or props are needed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate various physical signs and symptoms of cumulative trauma disorders commonly found in dental workers
  • Understand the physiology of representative cumulative trauma disorders
  • Practice and evaluate stretching and strengthening exercises and strategies intended to reduce risk of work-related injuries
  • Leave with strategies for personal ergonomic protection


Indirect Posterior Restorations: Preservation of Tooth Integrity Using Today’s Materials and Yesterday’s Excellence

Scott Parker, DDS
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3 OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code: T18
Support Provided by:  Kerr, Shofu Dental Corporation and Doxa Dental
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, EFDAs

Inlays and onlays have been used successfully for decades. Gold in particular has proven itself against the test of time. Today we have the option of providing our patients with gold, porcelain, and resin based conservative restorations. Dr. Parker will address issues concerning the use of gold today as well as covering the application of resin and porcelain as restorative options. This course will teach participants restorative material selection as well as techniques for successfully utilizing all three materials.
A hands-on workshop accompanies this lecture; see Course Code T24.

Learning Objectives:

  • Proper diagnosis to prepare for success
  • Material selection
  • Basing for the most conservative preparation
  • Preparation guidelines


Preventative Products Roundtable Luncheon Thursday 2014   - for Dental Hygienists only*
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 2      OSDB Category: A
Fee: $65
Course Code: T19
Limited Attendance
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Hygienists

Dental Hygienists won’t want to miss this innovative Lunch & Learn program just for them! Representatives from the leading preventative products companies will participate in this interactive session where attendees will be seated at tables for lunch and company representatives will travel the room spending time at each table describing their newest materials and answering dental hygienists’ questions.   *Due to limited seating, only dental hygienists can attend this course.


Preventive Equipment Maintenance 2014

Patterson Dental Technical Services Staff
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
CE Hours: 2      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - Free; NMD - $90; S/O - Free
Course Code: T20
Limited Attendance
Support Provided by:  Patterson Dental

RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk

Have you ever missed an afternoon of productivity due to a simple maintenance problem? Attend this course to learn various basic maintenance procedures to follow in your practice to keep your equipment running more efficiently. This program identifies general areas and types of functions you can do to ensure that your equipment stays operating correctly. Equipment maintenance protocol covered will include vacuums, compressors, x-ray processors, autoclaves, operatory lights, etc. Course presenters include a panel of Patterson Dental equipment service technicians. Course is designed for all members of the dental staff team and is set-up in a unique, hands-on lab.  This course is repeated; see Course Code T26.

At the conclusion of this course, attendees should be able to:

  • Recognize simple repairs that can be done in-office and when to call a service technician
  • Set up a maintenance procedures plan for the office


Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body, Healthy Practice

Lisa F. Harper-Mallonee, BSDH, MPH, RD, LD
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 2 OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code: T21
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants

As dental professionals, we are in a unique position to provide our patients with the highest degree of comprehensive care. We need to be knowledgeable about the multifaceted world of systemic health and how it affects our patients’ overall health and well-being. It is imperative that we embrace the basic concepts of cariology and periodontal disease progression. These basic constructs coupled with ongoing research and emerging information regarding diet, nutrition and oral health can be practically applied during patient care. Not only will it help us keep our patients healthier, but our practices will benefit as well!

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss diet and nutrition as it relates to proper maintenance of oral health and overall health
  • Discuss scientific evidence presented in the literature regarding nutrition and oral health
  • Relate the importance of diet to dental patients during oral health care appointments
  • Identify oral sequalae, which may potentially be related to poor dietary intake


Are You Disaster-Ready? Dentistry’s Role in Preparedness

Nancy (Andrews) Dewhirst, RDH
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code: T22
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk

Let’s kick start your personal and professional readiness! Leave with a “Ready 2 Go!” backpack – and a plan! Participants learn how to use their skills, training and experience to prepare for, assess and respond to disasters. Shelter-in-place or evacuation strategies and scenarios are presented for a variety of situations including natural disasters such as earthquakes and man-made disasters including accidental or purposeful chemical or radiation exposure, terrorist acts of violence, fire and explosions. Leave with a plan, resources and your own survival backpack with some essential supplies to get you started!

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize types of disasters
  • Describe appropriate courses of action based on types of disasters
  • Identify primary and secondary biological / disease threats related to disasters
  • Learn about options for personal and local planning
  • Begin the process of preparing a survival pack


Dental Practice Engine Performance: Five Key Engines

Lisa Philp, RDH
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: C
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code: T23
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk

Each dental practice has five key engines that are critical to a safe and prosperous journey into a successful dental future. Each engine is composed of key performance cylinders that can be measured against the best practice metrics. Celebrate what is working, see what is not working and needs to change and be clear and concise on how to predict the future.

Learning Objectives:

  • The impact of all five engines that operate a dental practice
  • Nurturing the human capital of Team and Patient
  • Revenue metrics and goals that align with the practice
  • Expense Control and maximizing capacity/facility potential
  • Best Practice strategies for change and growth


Indirect Posterior Restorations - WORKSHOP

Scott Parker, DDS
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3 OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $245; NMD - $310; S/O - $175
Course Code: T24
Limited Attendance - Hands-on Workshop
Support Provided by:  Kerr, Shofu Dental Corporation and Doxa Dental
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, EFDAs

In this hands-on workshop Dr. Parker will address issues concerning the use of gold today as well as covering the application of resin and porcelain as restorative options. This course will teach participants restorative material selection and demonstrate techniques for successfully utilizing all three materials.  Course Code T18 is a prerequisite for this course.

Learning Objectives:

  • Impression techniques
  • Temporization techniques
  • Cementation protocol
  • Understand which material to select for different situations


HPV: The Oral Health Connection

Maura Gillison, MD, PhD
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 2      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code: T25
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants

A drastic increase in the number of HPV-associated oropharynx cancers, particularly those of the tonsil and base of tongue, has captured the attention of head and neck oncologists worldwide. The proportion of all head and neck squamous cell cancers that were of the oropharynx — which are most commonly HPV-positive cancers — increased from 18% in 1973 to 32% in 2005. In addition, studies from the United States, Europe, Denmark and Australia indicate that HPV-positive patients have a more than twofold increased cancer survival than HPV-negative patients. We as physicians of the oral cavity must be aware of these findings and screen our patients who come in for their periodic examinations. Learn about the latest implications of this disease from the leading expert.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the reasons for the increased incidences of HPV associated cancers
  • Be familiar with the oral manifestations of the disease
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of the disease
  • Understand the role of the dentist and dental team in screening for HPV


Preventive Equipment Maintenance 2014

Patterson Dental Technical Services Staff
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
CE Hours: 2 OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - Free; NMD - $90; S/O - Free
Course Code: T26
Limited Attendance
Support Provided by Patterson Dental

RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk

Have you ever missed an afternoon of productivity due to a simple maintenance problem? Attend this course to learn various basic maintenance procedures to follow in your practice to keep your equipment running more efficiently. This program identifies general areas and types of functions you can do to ensure that your equipment stays operating correctly. Equipment maintenance protocol covered will include vacuums, compressors, x-ray processors, autoclaves, operatory lights, etc. Course presenters include a panel of Patterson Dental equipment service technicians. Course is designed for all members of the dental staff team and is set-up in a unique, hands-on lab.  This course is repeated; see Course Code T20.

At the conclusion of this course, attendees should be able to:

  • Recognize simple repairs that can be done in-office and when to call a service technician
  • Set up a maintenance procedures plan for the office


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
 

Invisalign Clear Techniques II
Clark Colville, DDS, MSD
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (1 hour lunch break)
CE Hours: 7      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $199; NMD - $199
Course Code: F27
Support provided by:  Align Technology
Limited Attendance
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists – orthodontists, only
This one day course for orthodontists provides an advanced level review of complex case types. During this course, insights from colleagues will be shared to enhance the clinical expertise of attendees, as well as their overall practice efficiencies and economics with Invisalign. This case based course will provide actionable, "how to" advice including: in depth ClinCheck treatment planning techniques; recommendations on how to avoid and correct mid treatment issues; specific tips on communication with your Invisalign technician; case selection criteria; and, patient management tips.

Learning Objectives:

  • Expand clinical competencies
  • Improve practice efficiency

This program is fully sponsored by Align Technology, manufacturer of Invisalign products. Clinical presenters may receive an honorarium from, and may hold stock in Align Technology.


Invisalign Fundamentals
Tony Gadbois, DDS
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours Live: 4      OSDB Category: A
CE Hours Online: 4 Invisialign CE hours
Fee: M - $1695; NMD - $1695
Course Code: F28
Support provided by:  Align Technology
Limited Attendance – Restricted to US and Canadian Practices
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists
Invisalign Fundamentals is a two-part program designed for a GP provider who would like to begin offering Invisalign in their practice. The program provides dentists and team members with the necessary tools and education to start treating patients with Invisalign. Invisalign Fundamentals consists of a 4-hour online course that reviews the Invisalign case submission process, as well as a 4-hour instructor-led live course that delivers clinical education and hands-on training on the Invisalign technique.
Part 1: Live Course
Designed for dentists and their teams, this half-day course provides both doctor and team with the clinical and operational trainings necessary to treat a broad range of patients with Invisalign. Doctors and team members will participate in separate breakout session where the case submission process will be discussed and hands-on training modules will be provided. All key team members from the office are encouraged to attend the Invisalign Fundamentals program.
Part 2: Online Course
Invisalign Fundamentals online content reviews key procedures and critical information required to efficiently and effectively incorporate Invisalign into a practice, and is designed to help doctors and team members understand all aspects of the Invisalign treatment process. Login information and instructions for the online course will be provided to registrants at the conclusion of the Live Course. Participants will earn 4 Invisalign CDE hours upon successful completion of the online content and the short quiz that follows. Online course CE hours will be distributed directly by Align Technology, and currently do not meet OSDB CE requirements.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify ideal case types for Invisalign treatments
  • Integrate all aspects of the Invisalign process into the practice
  • Use the software that depicts a virtual set up of your planned treatment
  • Find help and resources for additional information and training

This program is fully sponsored by Align Technology, manufacturer of Invisalign products. Clinical presenters may receive an honorarium from, and may hold stock in Align Technology.


Invisalign Fundamentals - STAFF
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours Live: 4      OSDB Category: A
FREE When Attending with Dentist
Course Code: F29
Limited Attendance
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
Dentists registering for Course F28 can register up to four (4) auxiliary staff members for no additional charge. The online course is intended only for the dentist. See Course Code F28 for full course description.  This program is fully sponsored by Align Technology, manufacturer of Invisalign products. Clinical presenters may receive an honorarium from, and may hold stock in Align Technology.

The Art, Science and Simplicity of Direct Composites
Ronald D. Jackson, DDS, FACD, FAGD, FAACD
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 6       OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $175; NMD - $240; S/O - $135
Course Code: F30
Support provided by:  Kerr
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, EFDAs, Assistants
Posterior composite resin restorations have become mainstream. These restorations seal teeth, reinforce remaining tooth structure, allow conservative preparations and satisfy patient desires for natural appearance. However, dentists complain that Class II composite restorations are tedious and time consuming to place and aren’t always predictable. In addition, dentists are sometimes confused by the vast choice of adhesives in the marketplace all claiming to be the best. In this presentation, Dr. Jackson will show a greatly simplified and efficient procedure for placing these restorations based on new materials and technology. The predictable, standardized system of placement will clearly show a significant reduction in both time and effort when placing posterior composite resin restorations.

The greatest impact of cosmetic or esthetic dentistry is providing patients with beautiful smiles that enhance self-esteem. However, materials and techniques have undergone significant evolution and dentists are challenged to keep current. In addition, esthetic standards have been raised and quality outcomes redefined by today’s educated and demanding patient. Restoring anterior teeth with a single shade and single opacity is no longer acceptable. This presentation will illustrate the versatility and value of using direct composite resin for treating anterior restorative needs and cosmetic desires. The logical, conservative techniques shown will lead to a result that pleases the patient and encourages referrals.

A hands-on workshop accompanying this lecture is also available, see Course Code S58.

Learning Objectives:

  • Rationale of additive dentistry versus subtractive
  • Materials and systems
  • Opacity/Translucency, Form, Color, Characterizations, Texture, Contour
  • Techniques: the invisible Class IV, diastema closure, veneers, etc.
  • Matricing – achieving proper contacts everytime


What’s Hot and Getting Hotter!

Howard S. Glazer, DDS, FAGD
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 6      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $175; NMD - $240; S/O - $135
Course Code: F31
Support provided by:  Delta Dental Foundation
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, EFDAs, Assistants
This is a program about real dentistry for real people by a real dentist! Dr. Glazer will present a potpourri of materials and techniques that will make your day at the office easier, more productive and fun! Your entire dental team will benefit from learning about the latest products and benefits provided for you and your patients. Dr. Glazer writes a monthly column by the same title for AGD Impact magazine, and reviews new products and materials on a regular basis for his column.

Topics include:
- Curing lights to light up your life
- Desensitization
- Adhesives - a sticky subject made simple
- Composites for esthetic fillings not just white ones
- Resin Infiltration technique for minimally invasive procedures
-  Impression materials - it’s true, first impressions are important
- Provisional materials - provisionals should look great
- Burs - so many and so little time
- Lasers made simple, easy and quick with great results
- Endodontic instruments - getting to the root of the matter
- Cements - that which holds the relationship together
- Tissue retraction and fluid control - essentials of clear fields
- Reducing sensitivity with topical paste application and fluoride varnishes
- Matrix bands for perfect, predictable contacts, contact perfect every time
- Whitening systems that work
- Oral cancer prevention - dentists can save lives!
- Patient communication - high-tech and really cool!
- Going digital - simple, easy and soon to be a must!
 Loupes, instruments, equipment potpourri; and more!

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the different types of materials in various product categories
  • Learn what is faster, easier and better
  • Evaluate product claims and merit
  • Understand the necessity of oral cancer prevention


Offensive Dentistry

Brian B. Novy, DDS, FADI
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 6       OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $175; NMD - $240; S/O - $135
Course Code: F32
Support provided by:  Air Techniques, GC America and CariFree
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
Let’s face it, the idea of sitting through a course on dental caries or caries risk assessment isn’t appealing (in fact it sounds downright boring). However, the science of clinical cariology is expanding at an astonishing rate and this is one subject you’ll be glad you understand. If you don’t know how to use monoclonal antibody tests, biofilm ATP analysis, and salivary diagnostics, you’re already behind the times. Do you want to be the only dental office saying, “Brush better, don’t eat sweets, and here’s some fluoride?”

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to intervene medically in the caries process
  • Control rampant caries with focused therapeutics
  • Implement an effective preventive protocol for high and low risk patients
  • Prolong the life of restorations in all patients


The Evolution of Pediatric Dentistry: Changing Concepts in Clinical Practice

Mark L. Cannon, DDS
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 6      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $175; NMD - $240; S/O - $135
Course Code: F33
Support provided by:  Bisco Dental Products and Ohio Academy of Pediatric Dentists (OAPD)
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
Technology has bombarded us with many advances, most notably in health and entertainment. Pediatric dentistry is no different.
DNA-PCR testing of the saliva enables the practitioner to discern the proliferating pathogens in order to prescribe the appropriate anti-microbials, specific for the pathogens involved. The use of oral probiotics and prebiotics show great promise for the treatment or pre-treatment or oral pathologies by modifying the oral biofilm. Minimally Invasive Dentistry (MID) depends upon dental adhesion for success which will be reviewed. A new resin-modified resin-modified calcium silicate can be used for direct pulp caps, replacing many previously recommended bases and liners within certain limitations. New esthetic and conservative pediatric dental restoratives will be reviewed. Finally, the research into new pulpal therapy techniques and the continued evolution of mobile anesthesia will conclude the presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline the advances in diagnosis of caries
  • Understand the treatment specific for pathogens involved
  • Understand the concepts of Minimally Invasive Dentistry (MID)
  • Review advances in pediatric dental therapies


A Comprehensive Perio Program: What to say, What to do, What to use
Tim Donley, DDS, MSD
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 6      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $175; NMD - $240; S/O - $135
Course Code: F34
Support provided by:  Ohio Academy of Periodontists (OAP)
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
Finally, a comprehensive course on Periodontics that puts it all together in a way that makes sense! This course is perfect for doctors and hygienists who want to use the new periodontics for better patient outcomes and better practice incomes. This course is supplemented with practice management materials that can be immediately used when you return to the office. Significant numbers of patients are walking into our offices every day with legitimate periodontal treatment needs. There are now more compelling reasons than ever to address these needs, and we have the technologies and abilities to address these needs better than ever before. The success of the periodontal portion of your practice is going to depend on your ability to identify/motivate patients in need of care, and then to use a therapeutic approach that gives the maximum chance to achieve and then maintain a preferred level of oral health. This course will show you how to do both. You will leave with the knowledge and materials necessary to use the new periodontics to benefit your patients and your practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • The New Periodontics
  • Taking a risk based approach
  • What evidence-based really means
  • Oral-Systemic Health: the mechanism behind the link
  • Patients we should be treating differently: tobacco, diabetics, cardiovascular, stress, genetics, obesity, etc.
  • What you need to ask patients


Diagnosing and Treating the Worn Dentition
Thomas E. Dudney, DDS
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code: F35
Support Provided by:  Pulpdent, Bisco Dental Products, Ivoclar Vivadent, Doxa Dental
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, EFDAs, Assistants
One of the problems for restorative dentists is that when teeth wear, they move. Understanding this concept, being able to recognize the different types of wear, and knowing the treatment options are instrumental in obtaining the desired results. This half day lecture will discuss not only the etiologies and distinguishing characteristics of tooth wear, but will present a systematic approach to diagnosis and restoration illustrated with clinical cases. Multidisciplinary coordination and laboratory communication are key elements to successful treatment and will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify tooth wear
  • Etiologies of tooth wear
  • Distinguishing characteristics of tooth wear
  • When and how to treat tooth wear
  • What are the treatment options for worn dentition
  • Clinical cases to illustrate the treatment of tooth wear


Are We Having Fun, Yet? Humor and Peak Performance in the Dental Practice
Bruce Christopher
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: C
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code: F36
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
As practices attempt to achieve their goals, no barriers are more formidable than attitude, self-esteem and team enthusiasm. Therefore, the first aspect of learning effective patient service skills is to develop a staff of highly energized people with a high self-esteem quotient. Self-esteem is the single most important factor influencing our ability to achieve personal and professional success. Studies show that people with a positive attitude get sick less often, have better relationships, and are more successful in their careers. Attitude is contagious and helps create an energized work environment. It is also a powerful skill to have in dealing with difficult patients and/or staff personnel. This highly interactive session will literally have the audience coming out of their seats by learning how to leap from their procrastinations and crash through their comfort zones. Your practice will learn how to make fears disappear, visualize their goals, work together, move forward and have fun doing it.! It has been said that there are three kinds of people in the world: those that make things happen; those that watch things happen; and, those that say, what happened? If you are looking to fire up your team by building individual and group motivation, then this session is for you.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover how not to react to reactive people
  • Create an energized culture and climate in the office
  • Increase your customer service effectiveness
  • Exceed the expectations of people seeking your services
  • Expand the confidence of your staff for increased responsibility, investment and leadership


Restorative Bonding: Truths, Myths & Consequences
Sam Simos, DDS
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3       OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code: F37
Support provided by:  Dentsply Caulk
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, EFDAs, Assistants
Our reputation as clinical dentists in delivering esthetic and restorative dentistry is directly dependent upon adhesion! Whether direct or indirect, adhesion is the foundation for the success of long-term restorations. Individual substrates require a customized protocol for success. From materials to protocols this presentation simplifies the components of successful adhesion.  A hands-on workshop accompanies this course; see Course Code F54.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn why, when given the option, to adhere
  • Learn why indirect self-cure mechanisms rule in indirect dentistry
  • Learn the importance of dual cure systems in less light accessible areas
  • Learn how to adhere to different substrates: enamel/dentin; Zirconia, metal, Lithium Disilicate
  • Learn the most advanced evidence-based protocols to successful adhesion.


Basic Implantology for Dental Auxiliaries: Parts and Pieces Behind the Wrench

Keith A. Norwalk, DDS
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code: F38
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: EFDAs, Assistants
Where the devil did these things called implants come from? Do you need a hardware store in your office to do them? How do the parts and pieces fit together? What kind of bone is needed to do the implants? Once placed, how do we take care of them? About 70 percent of general dentists do not surgically place implants in their offices but statistics show that all dental practices will see patients who have implants. This workshop is specifically designed to help all participants understand the basics of implantology historically and contemporarily.  A hands-on workshop accompanies this course; see Course Code F55.

Learning Objectives:

  • Where implants came from and how we got to our present form
  • How implant parts fit together
  • The importance of implants as a choice of treatment for patients
  • Bone and implant interaction


Lesions and Lifestyles: Oral Pathology review and update for Dental Teams

Nancy (Andrews) Dewhirst, RDH
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code: F39
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
This class calibrates dental teams for improved and consistent identification and management of oral pathology. This is an interactive learning and review process to help dental professionals and teams perfect their methods of identifying and handling oral conditions. Attendees use audience response devices to participate and record their (anonymous) answers. Cases are presented and stories are told, as lesions are linked with lifestyles, histories, habits and outcomes. Use of diagnostic technology is presented.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review and practice precise descriptive terms and methods of recording clinical lesions
  • Based on clinical presentation and history, identify and assess potentially cancerous lesions
  • Identify and assess tissue masses, relative to differential diagnosis, patient treatment/referrals and long term patient management
  • Identify, evaluate and compare oral soft tissue ulcerations & papillary lesions 
  • Evaluate and compare oral pathology detection technology, including laboratory tests and light emitting devices for visualization and photography of soft tissues


In Pursuit of Health: CARE To Take The Journey?
Cathy Stewart, RDH, BS
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Course Code: F40
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Support provided by:  Philips Oral Healthcare
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
What if you could embark on a journey that would change your patient’s life? The pathway to wellness involves an overall comprehensive and multifaceted approach. Research has clearly demonstrated the connection between the mouth and the body. Dental professionals are faced with tremendous challenges when communicating the oral-systemic link. With so many patients and so little time, conducting comprehensive assessments and customized treatment protocols can be challenging. This course will help dental professionals to overcome those challenges and familiarize them with tools that will effectively communicate a patient’s oral health status. Additionally, it will provide evidence-based treatment strategies for successful clinical outcomes. Dental professionals are optimally positioned within the healthcare structure to deliver crucial overall wellness information. Exceed your patients’ expectations and become invested in improving their overall health. Embark on the journey to comprehensive patient care and empower your patients to take action. This course is repeated; see Course Code S65.

Learning Objectives:

  • Incorporate oral pathology screenings/exams at every recare visit
  • Customize a treatment plan based on the patient’s individual level of caries risk
  • Exemplify a pathway to wellness with education about the inflammatory process 
  • Implement resources and tools for routine comprehensive patient screenings


Delivering W.O.W. Service: People Will Forget Everything Except How You Made Them Feel!
Judy Kay Mausolf
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: C
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code: F41
Support Provided by:  CareCredit
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
“I’m satisfied” means nothing in today’s world. Learn how to consistently create a W.O.W. patient experience and ultimately grow the practice. W.O.W. is an acronym for Weed Out the Weeds. We worry so much about implementing all the latest and greatest, and fail to see the weeds growing in our practice. Judy Kay will help your team replace the weeds with W.O.W. patient service! Set yourself apart from your colleagues; why you and your office and not the office down the street! Be the office patients can’t stop saying W.O.W. about!

Learning Objectives:

  • W.O.W. Patient Philosophy
  • W.O.W. Communication 
  • W.O.W. Impressions 
  • W.O.W. Service 
  • W.O.W. Patient Experience


Pathways To Endodontic Excellence
Joseph D. Maggio, DDS
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $245; NMD - $310; S/O - $175
Course Code: F42
Hands-on Workshop  -  Limited Attendance
Support Provided by:  Axis/Sybron Endo
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Assistants
This is extensive workshop is designed to validate concepts discussed during Thursday’s lecture (Course Code T14). Attendees are required to bring 2-3 extracted teeth with endodontic access and patency with # 10 file to the apical foramen. Also, please bring your loupes. All other supplies will be provided.  A lecture is a pre-requisite for this workshop; see Course Code T14.
This hands-on workshop is repeated; see Course Code F51.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will have the opportunity to validate concepts discussed during the lecture
  • Clinicians will have access to the latest equipment at their work station


Preventative Products Roundtable Luncheon Friday 2014   - for Dental Hygienists only*
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 2      OSDB Category: A
Fee: $65
Course Code: F43
Limited Attendance
Dental Hygienists won’t want to miss this innovative Lunch & Learn program just for them! Representatives from the leading preventative products companies will participate in this interactive session where attendees will be seated at tables for lunch and company representatives will travel the room spending time at each table describing their newest materials and answering dental hygienists’ questions.    *Due to limited seating, only dental hygienists can attend this course.


OAGD Luncheon

Howard S. Glazer, DDS, FAGD
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 1      OSDB Category: A
Fee: $55
Course Code: F44
Limited Attendance
Join your dentist colleagues for lunch and a presentation with special guest, Dr. Howard Glazer. All Annual Session registered dentists are welcome to attend the Ohio Academy of General Dentistry (OAGD) luncheon and business meeting.


Invisalign Intermediate

Tony Gadbois, DDS
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 4      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $199; NMD - $199
Course Code: F45
Support provided by:  Align Technology
Limited Attendance – must be a current Invisalign provider to attend
Designed for general practitioners interested in treating more difficult Invisalign cases, the Invisalign Intermediate course builds on the skills learned in the introductory program and introduces advanced Invisalign principles, tips, and techniques. This 4-hour course delivers insights from your colleagues to assist you in gaining clinical confidence with Invisalign, help you achieve great clinical results and enhance your overall knowledge of the Invisalign System. During this course you will review the most common cases that move through a typical GP practice and focus on how to apply the Invisalign technique to achieve excellent clinical outcomes. This course is for doctors, only. Attendance is limited to current Invisalign providers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Treatment plan more effectively
  • Confidently treat more of the most common cases in your practice 
  • Manage cases during treatment 
  • Understand how to efficiently utilize Invisalign Full and advanced ClinCheck tools

This program is fully sponsored by Align Technology, manufacturer of Invisalign products. Clinical presenters may receive an honorarium from, and may hold stock in Align Technology.


Comprehensive Orthodontic Records Training

Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 4       OSDB Category: A
Fee: S/O – $29
Course Code: F46
Support provided by:  Align Technology
Limited Attendance – Restricted to US and Canadian Practices
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
Designed specifically for hygienists, assistants, and treatment coordinators interested in improving malocclusion screening, diagnostic records, and patient education techniques. This 4-hour hands-on course delivers valuable insights from industry leading hygienist, assistant, and treatment coordinator peer trainers to help attendees achieve optimal results for the malocclusion documentation and education process. Attendees will receive quality time with their peer trainer to improve the efficiency and accuracy in their roles with a focus on effectively capturing the patient’s issues with diagnostic records and using those records to successfully educate the patient to improve patient acceptance of orthodontic treatment. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Quickly and efficiently identify malocclusions during the course of their standard workflow
  • Capture publication-quality full mouth orthodontic photos (extraoral and intraoral) 
  • Take accurate 1-step PVS impressions that fully capture the entire dentition while reducing patient discomfort and impression quality issues 
  • Successfully use available resources and patient records to highlight the malocclusion and potential long term consequences to improve patient acceptance

This program is fully sponsored by Align Technology, manufacturer of Invisalign products. Clinical presenters may receive an honorarium from, and may hold stock in Align Technology.


Lasers in Dentistry: Beyond Basic Soft Tissue Management
Christopher J. Walinski, DDS
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Course Code: F47
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Support provided by:  BIOLASE
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists
The use of hard tissue and soft tissue lasers in dental practice continues to evolve. What began as a simple excisional device has transformed into a technology which can be used in every dental specialty. This informative presentation will take you into the world of laser dentistry, beyond simple excisional procedures. Presentation topics will include strategies to address periodontal surgery, ailing and failing implants and predictable pain therapy using various wavelengths.  This course is repeated; see Course Code S64.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the many types of lasers available with different wavelengths for different applications
  • Learn why a single laser wavelength is not appropriate for every dental indication
  • See real time video and photographs of clinically relevant laser procedures across multiple specialties
  • Understand what is possible with lasers in dentistry, and what is not


Bambi vs. Godzilla: Dealing with Difficult People; Keys to Empowered Communication

Bruce Christopher
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: C
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code: F48
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
Difficult people are everywhere! They can be patients, co-workers, Dr’s, neighbors, even spouses. This program humorously reveals the six basic difficult personality styles that are out to drain you and your practice of vital energy. You will learn what they do, why they do it, and what you can do about it! Your team will learn how to stay empowered in the face of negative, reactive, and draining people – and laugh while they do it. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase skill level in dealing with difficult personality types
  • Increase confidence when dealing with patients and co-workers
  • Decrease conflict and misunderstanding 
  • Increase patient service effectiveness 
  • Realize results on your bottom line as your staff apply the principles of empowered communication


Trends and Treatment: Esthetics as a Gateway to Oral Health

Cathy Stewart, RDH, BS
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code: F49
Support provided by:  Philips Oral Healthcare
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 99.7% of Americans believe a smile is an important social asset. Patients with beautiful, radiant smiles are your ambassadors for your practice. Learning to use esthetics as a gateway to oral health for your patient population will enhance your practice. In this course, participants will discover new trends in dentistry that provide optimal care with lasting impressions. Trends highlighted include: spa dentistry, Botox for TMD, and instant smile makeovers. Since most patients are “assessing their smiles” at home, developing a smile evaluation protocol with your dental team can promote discussions about needed and/or wanted dentistry. Unlock the psychology of dentistry by recognizing patient avoidance behaviors and learn to recognize your own barriers with patients. Enhance your communication skills and learn how to effectively recommend esthetic treatment for successful clinical outcomes. Finally, reinvent your practice through social media, newsletters, websites and treatment completion gift ideas.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify current trends in dentistry for incorporation into your practice
  • Develop a smile evaluation protocol to enhance every patient exam
  • Design customized esthetic treatment strategies
  • Enhance effective communication skills concerning customized esthetic treatments for your practice
  • Implement suggestions to boost compliance and protect the patient’s dental health investment


Standing up to Emerging Diseases
Nancy (Andrews) Dewhirst, RDH
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code: F50
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
This seminar explores personal health issues such as new and altered diseases of importance to dental professionals such as biofilm diseases, and very infectious respiratory, skin, droplet or airborne diseases, as well as co-morbidities such as chronic conditions and allergies. These issues are discussed relative to occupational risk, illness prevention, and post exposure responses. Standard and transmission-based precautions along with work restrictions for dental workers are presented, with demonstrations, and activities. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize and assess well-known infectious diseases
  • Be able to explain current trends in infectious diseases
  • Identify emerging disease risks of importance to dentistry
  • Be informed of key decision criteria needed to prepare for unexpected risks
  • Apply infection control and safety strategies to usual and unusual disease risks


Pathways To Endodontic Excellence

Joseph D. Maggio, DDS
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $245; NMD - $310; S/O - $175
Course Code: F51
Hands-on Workshop  -  Limited Attendance
Support Provided by:  Axis/Sybron Endo
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Assistants
This is extensive workshop is designed to validate concepts discussed during Thursday’s lecture (Course Code T14). Attendees are required to bring 2-3 extracted teeth with endodontic access and patency with # 10 file to the apical foramen. Also, please bring your loupes. All other supplies will be provided. 
A lecture is a pre-requisite for this workshop; see Course Code T14. This hands-on workshop is repeated; see Course Code F42.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will have the opportunity to validate concepts discussed during the lecture
  • Clinicians will have access to the latest equipment at their work station


Restorative Options for Today’s Practice

Thomas E. Dudney, DDS
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3       OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code: F52
Support Provided by:  Pulpdent, Bisco Dental Products, Ivoclar Vivadent, Doxa Dental
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, EFDAs, Assistants
As restorative materials continue to evolve it has become more difficult for dentists to keep up with the latest advances. With increasingly higher patient expectations it is incumbent upon today’s restorative dentist to have a working knowledge of these materials in order to make the best clinical decisions. This half day lecture will discuss the factors affecting material selection as well as the characteristics of restorative materials that allow them to satisfy both the aesthetic and functional goals of the patient as conservatively as possible. Clinical cases will be used to illustrate the use of these materials in different restorative situations.  

Course Objectives:

  • Factors affecting material selection
  • Characteristics of an ideal restorative material
  • Feldspathic and pressed ceramics
  • CAD-CAM technology and zirconia restorations
  • Combining function and aesthetic with lithium disilicate ceramics
  • Anterior and posterior all ceramic bridges


Communication Solutions: Attitudes, Breakdowns & Conflict Resolutions *
Judy Kay Mausolf
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: C
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code: F53
Support Provided by:  CareCredit
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
Discover how to elevate your communication to a level that inspires open communication, prevents breakdowns, resolves conflict and builds trust and respect resulting in high performing team and patient relationships! Learn the skills to communicate positively and effectively with different and even difficult personalities. Create a positive environment where everyone looks forward to coming to the office every day which ultimately results in growing your business. Inspire a culture of appreciation and celebration. Judy Kay, communications expert, will share how you can elevate the level of communication in your life!

Learning Objectives:

  • Communicate effectively with difficult & different personalities
  • Learn conflict resolution & prevent breakdowns
  • Reduce tension & eliminate gossip
  • Elevate trust & respect
  • Turn toxic attitudes to tremendous
  • Inspire a culture of appreciate & acknowledgement
  • Effective huddles & team meetings
  • Happy, healthy & high-performing environment

* NOTE:  This course has changed. The new title and description feature the same speaker, but the content has been revised.


Restorative Bonding: Truths, Myths & Consequences - WORKSHOP
Sam Simos, DDS
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $245; NMD - $310; S/O - $175
Course Code: F54
Hands-on Workshop  -  Limited Attendance
Support provided by:  Dentsply Caulk
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, EFDAs, Assistants
In a operatory/classroom setting, participants will be able to work with the latest materials in order to solidify their working knowledge of the most advanced techniques in direct and indirect dentistry. For direct restorations, participants will take a case from preparation through placement of restorative material in order to solidify a protocol for immediate use. For indirect restorations participants will be able to take a case from impression to placement in order to solidify a technique they can use on Monday morning. A lecture is a pre-requisite for this workshop; see Course Code F37.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn a proven protocol for chairside placement of direct restorative restorations
  • Participants will learn how to develop an assistant/doctor checklist for direct restorative setup
  • Participants will learn how to develop an indirect bonding protocol for the latest substrates
  • Participants will learn how to communicate with labs in order to customize a successful chairside bonding protocol 
  • Participants will learn a predictable impression protocol for indirect restoratives and what their labs require for success.


Basic Implantology for Dental Auxiliaries: Parts and Pieces Behind the Wrench - WORKSHOP
Keith A. Norwalk, DDS
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $245; NMD - $310; S/O - $175
Course Code: F55
Hands-on Workshop  -  Limited Attendance
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: EFDAs, Assistants
The placement of implants depending on type is not exceedingly difficult but is technique-sensitive. Every dentist should consider having this procedure in his treatment “tool box”. Without this tool we short change our patients in presenting optimum function.  A lecture is a pre-requisite for this workshop; see Course Code F38.

Learning Objectives:

  • Basic insertion process of 3-4 different implant systems
  • Taking a closed and open tray impression of the implant
  • The placement of bone graft material and a membrane over a fresh extraction socket site
  • Understand the success rate of one of the most important discoveries in dentistry


Radiography Review 2014
Paula Oliver, CDA, COPMA, CODA
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 2      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code: F56
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
A general review of the basics of radiographic imaging, processing, and interpretation.  At the conclusion of this course, attendees should be able to:

  • Grasp any updates in the radiographic field
  • Refresh current knowledge of dental radiography

Note: This course meets the two-hour radiography review required by the OSDB for dental assistant radiographers.



SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

New Products Roundtable Breakfast  -  FOR DENTISTS ONLY*
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Course Code: S57

CE Hours: 2      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $70; NMD - $135; S/O - N/A
Limited Attendance
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists
This elite event has been designed especially for dentists who would like a quick review of the newest products to hit the dental market in the past 24 months. Representatives from the leading dental product companies will participate in this interactive session where attendees will be seated at tables for breakfast and company representatives will spend time at each table describing their newest products and answering questions. See something that interests you? You won’t need to travel far. The breakfast will actually take place in the Exhibit Hall before it opens to the rest of the attendees, and will end well before game time at the Horseshoe.
*Due to limited seating, only dentists can attend this course.

Posterior Composites: A Practical, Efficient Technique
Ronald D. Jackson, DDS, FACD, FAGD, FAACD
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Course Code: S58
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $245; NMD - $310; S/O - $175
Limited Attendance  -  Hands-on Workshop
Support provided by:  Kerr
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, EFDAs, Assistants
Posterior composite resin restorations have become mainstream. These restorations seal teeth, reinforce remaining tooth structure, allow conservative preparations and satisfy patient desires for natural appearance. However, dentists complain that Class II composite restorations are tedious and time consuming to place and aren’t always predictable. In addition, dentists are sometimes confused by the vast choice of adhesives in the marketplace all claiming to be the best. In this presentation, Dr. Jackson will show a greatly simplified and efficient procedure for placing these restorations based on new materials and technology. The predictable, standardized system of placement will clearly show a significant reduction in both time and effort when placing posterior composite resin restorations. Following the lecture, participants will have the opportunity to place a Class II composite restoration using SonicFill™ (Kerr). Dentists will discover that this system not only delivers a fast, easy and efficient true bulk fill aesthetic restoration, but one with superior density and adaptation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to achieve proper interproximal contacts every time
  • Understand adhesives and adhesion 
  • Practice how to minimize finishing and polishing of composites


R.I.S.E. To Success
Judy Kay Mausolf
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Course Code: S59
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: C
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Support Provided by:  CareCredit
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
Building a high performing team results in business success. Success is measured by treatment acceptance, healthy bottom line, positive can-do attitudes, accountability, open communication, doctor and team goodwill, appreciation and respect, and most of all….an environment you enjoy working in, with a feeling at the end of each day of a job well done! Judy Kay shares her R.I.S.E. Philosophy. It’s a concept for best practices to help the entire team think differently, act differently, communicate effectively, and make healthy decisions which results in ultimately growing their business.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a united leadership team
  • Create a culture of integrity
  • Be able to make strategic decisions
  • Implement the R.I.S.E. process
  • Create team and performance standards


CPR Recertification*
Heart Start of Central Ohio
8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Course Code: S60
CE Hours: 4      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Limited Attendance
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
Renew your existing 2-year certification for CPR following the American Heart Association Guidelines for healthcare professionals – you must submit your current American Heart Association healthcare provider card to attend the class. Learn how to recognize and respond to life-threatening emergencies such as cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, and foreign-body airway obstruction. Recognize heart attack and stroke in adults and breathing difficulty in children and learn skills of CPR for victims of all ages (including ventilation with barrier devices and bag-mask devices) as well as demonstrate the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Fees collected for this class do not necessarily represent revenue for the American Heart Association.
*Please submit your current AHA healthcare provider card when you attend this renewal course. If you do not have a current AHA healthcare provider card, see Course Code S61.

Learning Objectives:  Complete requirements to be certified

Note: This course fulfills the Ohio State Dental Board’s CPR requirement for hygienists. For licensure, hygienists must have proof of CPR certification.


CPR Accreditation*
Heart Start of Central Ohio
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Course Code: S61
CE Hours: 6      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $175; NMD - $240; S/O - $135
Limited Attendance
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
Receive your 2-year certification for CPR following the American Heart Association Guidelines for healthcare professionals. Learn how to recognize and respond to life-threatening emergencies such as cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, and foreign-body airway obstruction. Recognize heart attack and stroke in adults and breathing difficulty in children and learn skills of CPR for victims of all ages (including ventilation with barrier devices and bag-mask devices) as well as demonstrate the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Time listed includes a one-hour lunch break. Fees collected for this class do not necessarily represent revenue for the American Heart Association.  *If you need to renew your existing AHA 2-year healthcare provider certification see Course Code S60.

Learning Objectives:  Complete requirements to be certified

Note: This course fulfills the Ohio State Dental Board’s CPR requirement for hygienists. For licensure, hygienists must have proof of CPR certification.


Radiography for the Dental Assistant

Paula Oliver, CDA, COPMA, CODA
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (1-hour lunch break)
Course Code: S62
CE Hours: 7      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $175; NMD - $240; S/O - $135
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: EFDAs, Assistants
Dental assistants who need radiology certification can learn what they need to know in this seminar, which presents the basics of radiographic imaging, processing, and interpretation. The course covers the differences between bisecting angle and paralleling techniques, guidelines of film alignment for intraoral radiographs, and proper positioning for panoramic radiographs. To complete the certification process, attendees must complete specific in-office training which will be described in detail during the course.

Learning Objectives:

  • Meet the OSDB educational requirements for dental assistant radiographer certification
  • Understand the basics of radiographic imaging, processing and interpretation
  • Complete the necessary in-office training

Note: This course meets the requirements of the dental assistant radiographer rules implemented by the Ohio State Dental Board.


All Ceramics: What’s New? What’s Proven? Controversies and Clinical Tips

Damon Adams, DDS
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Course Code: S63
CE Hours: 6      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $175; NMD - $240; S/O - $135
Support provided by:   ROE Dental Lab
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, EFDAs, Assistants
Knowledge of the latest indirect dental materials is vital to maximizing the aesthetic and functional success of your team-created restorations. Dental materials are sometimes being brought to market and being used in patients without adequate long-term studies. Dr. Adams will present a review and update on the most advanced and widely used lab-fabricated materials, with the goal of making better-informed team-based choices and plans for patient treatment protocols. 

Learning Objectives:

  • The latest findings and trends with lithium disilicate and other all-ceramics
  • 100% zirconium restorations: a candid review and update (solution-based) on future clinical challenges that will affect doctor-lab teams 
  • 6-step prep protocol for optimal monolithic and/or layered all-ceramics 
  • A novel core build-up technique for monolithic zirconia
  • The latest techniques for surface treatments and cementation 
  • All-ceramic polishing and prophylaxis protocols


Lasers in Dentistry: Beyond Basic Soft Tissue Management

Christopher J. Walinski, DDS
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Course Code: S64
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Support provided by:  BIOLASE
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists
The use of hard tissue and soft tissue lasers in dental practice continues to evolve. What began as a simple excisional device has transformed into a technology which can be used in every dental specialty. This informative presentation will take you into the world of laser dentistry, beyond simple excisional procedures. Presentation topics will include strategies to address periodontal surgery, ailing and failing implants and predictable pain therapy using various wavelengths. This course is repeated; see Course Code F47.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the many types of lasers available with different wavelengths for different applications
  • Learn why a single laser wavelength is not appropriate for every dental indication
  • See real time video and photographs of clinically relevant laser procedures across multiple specialties
  • Understand what is possible with lasers in dentistry, and what is not


In Pursuit of Health: CARE To Take The Journey?

Cathy Stewart, RDH, BS
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Course Code: S65
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Support provided by:  Philips Oral Healthcare
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
What if you could embark on a journey that would change your patient’s life? The pathway to wellness involves an overall comprehensive and multifaceted approach. Research has clearly demonstrated the connection between the mouth and the body. Dental professionals are faced with tremendous challenges when communicating the oral-systemic link. With so many patients and so little time, conducting comprehensive assessments and customized treatment protocols can be challenging. This course will assist dental professionals to overcome those challenges and familiarize them with tools that will effectively communicate a patient’s oral health status. Additionally, it will provide evidence based treatment strategies for successful clinical outcomes. Dental professionals are optimally positioned within the healthcare structure to deliver crucial overall wellness information. Exceed your patients’ expectations and become invested in improving their overall health. Embark on the journey to comprehensive patient care and empower your patients to take action.  This course is repeated; see Course Code F40.

Learning Objectives:

  • Incorporate oral pathology screenings/exams at every recare visit
  • Customize a treatment plan based on the patient’s individual level of caries risk
  • Exemplify a pathway to wellness with education about the inflammatory process 
  • Implement resources and tools for routine comprehensive patient screenings


Oral Manifestations of Systemic Disease and Medications: The Window to General Health
Scott S. De Rossi, DMD
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Course Code: S66
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
Many systemic diseases have oral manifestations. The oral cavity has been considered, since the days of Hippocrates, a window to systemic health. These oral manifestations must be properly recognized if a patient is to receive appropriate diagnosis and referral for treatment. The presentation will summarize known and reveal some newly described oral manifestations of several systemic disorders including bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis. Lesions of the oral mucosa, tongue, gingival, dentition, periodontium, and salivary glands will be highlighted. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Become familiar with many diseases that may impact the oral cavity
  • Become familiar with the oral manifestations of various systemic diseases
  • Become familiar with the diagnostic modalities and treatments for these conditions


Let’s Grow Tooth: Excellent Clinical Dentistry Using Bioactive/Regenerative Materials

Jack Griffin, Jr., DMD, MAGD
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Course Code: S67
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Support Provided by:  Doxa Dental, Shofu Dental Corporation, Bisco Dental Products, Garrison Dental Solutions, and Kettenbach
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, EFDAs, Assistants
Ever had a patient say “Doc, that tooth was never a problem until you fixed it”? Let’s stop the madness. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could make the tooth grow? With newer regenerative/bioactive materials we can stimulate dentin healing and self-repair in our direct and indirect restorations all while reducing sensitivity. We will learn indications for newer liners, bases, cements, and restorative materials that encourage dentin repair, lessen sensitivity, and promote a healthier oral environment. We will apply these newer materials in our direct composite restorations while exploring matrix systems for predictable, tight, well contoured contacts. We will also consider regenerative materials when doing dentin replacement and cementation of durable esthetic indirect restorations like lithium disilicate and zirconia. We will learn how to do it right the first time and to make the practice more enjoyable and efficient. 

Learning Objectives:

  • The latest in regenerative materials such as dentin liners for dentin sealing, pulp capping, and thermal insulation for increased comfort and restoration success
  • Cementation and infrastructure for zirconia and lithium disilicate crowns with materials that promote dentin formation and sealing of the restoration margins
  • Efficient direct composite placement – preparation, bonding, matrix selection, bulk fill and bioactive materials for long term oral health


OAP Panel 2014
Hin-Jin Lee, DDS, MSD; Ryan Harris, DMD, MS; Rupa Hamal, DMD, MS, MPH
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Course Code: S68
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - FREE; NMD - $90; S/O - FREE
Support provided by:  Ohio Academy of Periodontists (OAP)
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
Three Ohio Periodontists will give independent presentations and be available for your questions.
Presentations include:
Dr. Hin-Jin Lee:  Art & Science of Bone Graft Techniques and Materials for Regeneration of Ridge for Implants
Dr. Ryan Harris: Cone-Beam Computerized Tomography in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
Dr. Rupa Hamal: Periodontal Plastic Surgery


The ABC’s of Adhesive Bonding and Cementation and Ideal Tooth Preparation

Thomas E. Dudney, DMD
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Course Code: S69
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $245; NMD - $310; S/O - $175
Limited Attendance  -  Hands-on Workshop
Support Provided by:  Pulpdent, Bisco, Ivoclar Vivadent, and Doxa Dental
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, EFDAs, Assistants
Today dentists are faced with many choices when choosing adhesives and cements. We will discuss the different products available, and advantages and disadvantages associated with them, and illustrate their use with clinical cases. Participants will have the opportunity to step-by-step adhesively bond an E-Max veneer, an E-Max crown, and a zirconia crown. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and understand the advantages and disadvantages of available adhesive cements and luting agents
  • Understand the uses and indications for the popular all-ceramic systems available
  • Observe various products’ use with clinical cases and the ideal preparations required for their success
  • Practice bonding all-ceramic restorations


HIPAA in High Gear: The 2013 Omnibus Final Rule, Recent Enforcement Activities, and Other HIPAA Topics for the Dental Practice

Paula Tironi, Esq.
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Course Code: S70
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
This course begins with a brief history of HIPAA and a discussion of changes in the 2013 Omnibus Final Rule that are most likely to affect dental practices. The course also includes “lessons learned” from HIPAA breaches and enforcement actions, a discussion of the use of email and text messaging in the dental office, and an update on the HIPAA audit program.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand recent changes in The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Comprehend HIPAA enforcement actions and compliance 
  • Identify available resources for continued compliance


Table Clinics

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
CE Hours: up to 2      OSDB Category: G
FREE with registration fee – ticket automatically provided
Support provided by:  Colgate
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
Be sure to make time to visit the Table Clinics, located in the Exhibit Hall. Not only will you learn new techniques from your colleagues; you can also earn up to 2 free CE credits, approved for licensure requirements from the Ohio State Dental Board under category G. CE credit is given based on time spent viewing the clinics.


Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office: Strategies for the Dental Team

Larry J. Sangrik, DDS
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Course Code: S71
CE Hours: 4      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O- $71
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
Medical emergencies occurring in the dental office can be stressful and frightening, not only for the patient, but also for the entire dental team. This course is designed for dentists and staffs to develop strategies to prevent, identify and respond to medical problems including syncope, allergic problems, cardiovascular abnormalities and respiratory distress. Emphasis will be placed on preparing your team in advance of a crisis to minimize its potential impact. Although dentists or staff will benefit by attending individually, the greatest gain is achieved when the dental team attends together. An extensive handout is provided which can later be condensed into a chairside manual with appropriate protocols to respond to most emergencies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop strategies to prevent, identify and respond to medical problems
  • Meet the Ohio State Dental Board’s auxiliary educational criteria for Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
  • Be prepared to minimize a crisis’ potential impact

Note: This course meets the Ohio State Dental Board’s criteria for dental hygienists and general supervision.


Oral Changes Because of Drugs Your Patients Take

Scott S. De Rossi, DMD
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Course Code: S72
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
There is no debate that oral health and general well-being are inextricably bound. Many commonly prescribed medications have associated dental and oral manifestations that are often non-specific and can vary in significance. This fun, informative, multimedia program will review many common oral manifestations of systemic drugs, including bisphosphonate-induced osteonecrosis of the jaws. Special attention will be paid to the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of these conditions. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Become familiar with many medications and their corresponding oral manifestations
  • Become familiar with mechanisms by which drugs cause oral and dental manifestations 
  • Learn which oral conditions require more than simply discontinuing a medication
  • Become familiar with the newer treatments for these oral conditions


Cementation Sanity: Eliminating Most of the Confusion and Problems with Indirect Restoration Placement

Jack D Griffin, Jr DMD MAGD
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Course Code: S73
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Support Provided by:  Doxa Dental, Shofu Dental Corporation, Bisco Dental Products, Garrison Dental Solutions, and Kettenbach
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, EFDAs, Assistants
Leakage, breakage, lost restorations, sensitivity, staining……oh my! It’s a confusing dental world out there. If it failed, was it the prep, impression, the lab, or the dentist? Cement or bond, layer or monolithic, etch or no-etch, dry or moist, light or chemical cure? Our goal is to end the uncertainty with these newer materials and learn how to have the ultimate success with today’s indirect materials from planning to preparation to placement. We will discuss the trendy durable indirect esthetic materials featuring zirconia and lithium disilicate while focusing on clinical efficiency and long-term success by discussing the prep, cementation, bonding, and adjustments. We will evaluate the different classes of luting materials and emphasize the protocol for cases needing maximum strength. “Universal” bonding agents will be discussed and when to use them in the lbonding protocol for long term durability. With a myriad of newer restorative materials and seemingly endless choices in luting materials and bonding systems we will simplify things for predictable clinical success with the most durable indirect esthetic materials EVER.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the more durable indirect esthetic indirect materials…monolithic, maximum strength, acceptable esthetics, minimum effort, great preparations, and long-term clinical success
  • Understand the classifications of luting materials, the benefits of each and when to use them
  • Simplify cementation choices – when to bond, when to cement, when to cure, what to use with focus on regenerative materials when the prep is good and maximum adhesion when needed
  • See the basics of dentistry done more efficiently: isolation, prep, burs, handpieces, impression techniques, and how not to mistreat the enamel and dentin
  • Learn how to perform beautiful and durable anterior aesthetic cases using veneers, implants, and bridges


How Practice Ownership Can Launch You Over Financial Hurdles
Will Berisford, Vincent J. Nardone Esq., Jim Boltz
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Course Code: S74
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: C
Fee: M - FREE; NMD - $90; S/O - FREE
Support Provided by:  Bank of America Practice Solutions
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists
Do feel like your student loan debt is insurmountable? Do you want to own a practice but don’t think you can afford it? Are you torn between working in corporate dentistry and pursuing your dreams of private practice? If so, you cannot afford to miss this seminar. Becoming a practice owner can be the most rewarding experience of your career, both personally and financially. The great news is that owning a practice can happen as early as 12 months out of dental school with the right planning and an experienced team to help you. This seminar will review the steps involved to prepare yourself for practice ownership and has been designed to address concerns of first time practice owners who plan to start a practice from scratch or purchase an existing practice. Learn how to make a successful transition from student to associate to practice owner. Hear from a panel of subject matter experts who will cover everything you’ll need to know to start your new practice, run your business successfully, and plan for your future as a dental practice owner. During the discussion you will have the opportunity to review case studies and ask the experts for advice about how to move forward with your practice business decisions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Preparing personal finances and credit for practice ownership
  • Identify how to develop business and financial plans for your practice
  • Understand different loan structures and how they impact the bottom line
  • Identify the right time to become a business owner

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14


Monitoring Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Larry J. Sangrik, DDS
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Course Code: Y75
CE Hours: 6      OSDB Category: A
*Fee: M - $210; NMD - $275; S/O - $165
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
Dental care postponed by patients due to fear of dental treatment has caused the loss of countless teeth. Nitrous oxide remains the dental profession’s ally in helping patients cope with the anxiety associated with receiving dental care. This course meets the Ohio State Dental Board’s (OSDB) regulations to allow properly trained dental auxiliaries to monitor nitrous oxide under the direct supervision of a dentist. The course is for dental assistants, CDAs or CODAs, EFDAs, and hygienists and provides the lecture and testing components needed to be in compliance with the OSDB’s new regulations. Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
  (1) The history, philosophy and psychology of N2 O-O2 minimal sedation
  (2) Definition and descriptions of the physiological and psychological aspects of pain and anxiety
  (3) Concepts and management of pain and anxiety
  (4) Indications and contraindications for N2 O-O2 minimal sedation
  (5) Anatomy and physiology of respiration
  (6) Medical assessment of the patient prior to administration of N2 O-O2minimal sedation
  (7) Moderate and deep sedation/general anesthesia versus minimal sedation
  (8) Pharmacological and physiological effects of nitrous oxide
  (9) A description of the stages of drug induced central nervous system depression through all levels of consciousness and unconsciousness with special emphasis on the distinction between the conscious and unconscious state
 (10) Monitoring of N2 O-O2minimal sedation
 (11) Management of complications and medical emergencies
 (12) Legal and ethical considerations
 (13) Occupational exposure
 (14) Successful completion of a written examination, provided by the board-approved permanent sponsor
As directed by the criteria set forth by the OSDB, a written exam will be administered at the end of the seminar. Attendees will receive course and exam verification records by mail within two weeks of completing the course and exam.
 
*Fee includes a box lunch for each attendee.

Learning Objective:  meet the OSDB complete educational requirement for monitoring nitrous oxide sedation in the dental office

Note: This course meets the Ohio State Dental Board’s (OSDB) educational requirement for dental auxiliaries to monitor dental patients receiving nitrous oxide sedation. To monitor nitrous oxide in the dental office, dental team members must also have an appropriate CPR certification. The American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Providers certification is offered at Annual Session on Saturday, September 13, see Course Code S63.

This course does not meet the OSDB’s criteria for hygienists to administer nitrous oxide under the direct supervision of a dentist.


Practically Speaking: A Real-World Perspective for Today’s Dental Practice
John C. Comisi, DDS, MAGD
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Course Code: Y76
CE Hours: 6      OSDB Category: A
*Fee: M - $195; NMD - $260; S/O - $155
Support provided by:  SDI North America, Doxa Dental, Garrison Dental Solutions, Shofu Dental Corporation, Pulpdent, Bisco Dental Products, and SS White
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Manager, Front Desk
The practice of dentistry is changing almost every day. Technology is pushing the envelope of how we deliver and market dentistry. It sometimes feels like we can never keep up, and even when we do, which concepts are really going to help us provide the best care to our patients without bankrupting the dental practice. How do you know what concepts make the best sense for your practice today? This course will explore many of the innovative dental care concepts available today; the technologies you need in marketing your dental practice, communicating with your patient and the techniques and devices you will want to consider using in your practice to help provide optimum dental care. 
*Fee includes a box lunch for each attendee.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate many of the technologies currently used in the marketing, communicating and provision of care in today’s dental practice
  • Understand preventive care considerations and diagnostics that aid in the caries detection process and its early intervention
  • Comprehend adhesion dentistry; why dental bonding procedures can fail and what you can do to stop it from occurring
  • Retain concepts that will help you develop a better understanding of the current advancements in our profession and how they can be incorporated into the dental practice to make you more productive and profitable


Ohio Dental Practice Regulatory Compliance, OSHA, and Infection Control Update
Christopher A. Moore, MA
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Course Code: Y77
CE Hours: 3      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
This practical seminar will help team members understand and comply with the latest state and federal regulations affecting the practice of dentistry, as well as for in-office government inspections. The information-packed session will focus on, among other regulations: Ohio State Dental Board (OSDB) infection control rules; OSHA standards governing bloodborne pathogens; and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s (OEPA) infectious waste disposal rules.

Learning Objectives:

  • Meet OSHA’s annual exposure control training requirement
  • Understand the Ohio State Dental Board infection control rules
  • Understand the Ohio EPA’s infectious waste disposal rules
  • Prepare for an in-office visit by a government entity or regulator

Note:   This program fulfills the annual exposure control training requirement mandated by the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.


The Affordable Care Act’s Impact on Dentistry in Ohio
David J. Owsiany, JD
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Course Code: Y78
CE Hours: 2      OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - FREE; NMD - $90; S/O – FREE
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
This timely session will discuss how implementation of the Affordable Care Act will impact dentistry, including the health care reform law’s affect on dentists as health care providers, employers, small businesses, and consumers of health insurance. Specific topics will include discussions on implementation of health exchanges, essential benefits, the individual mandate, the employer mandate and Medicaid expansion in Ohio.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how the implementation of the Affordable Care Act will impact on the health insurance marketplace in Ohio
  • Receive the latest information on the likelihood of expansion of Medicaid eligibility in Ohio and what it means for Ohio’s most vulnerable populations and Medicaid providers
  • Learn how the Affordable Care Act will impact dentists as employers, health care providers and consumers of health insurance
  • Understand how the Affordable Care Act will impact dental office employees