2024 ODA Annual Session Schedule

30 live seminars, workshops or other live CE events; 28 Speakers; 23 hours of free, online CE

The 2024 ODA Annual Session schedule is loaded with outstanding lectures, workshops, special events and opportunities to reconnect with peers and colleagues.

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Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office: Why CPR Is Not Enough
9/12/2024 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFF

Presented By:

Larry J. Sangrik, DDS
Larry J. Sangrik, DDS

CE Credit: 4

Course Code: T10

Fee Member Dentist: $100

Fee Non Member Dentist: $165

Staff Fee: $81

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 staff 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.

This course meets the Ohio State Dental Board’s criteria for dental hygienists and general supervision.
Management of Acute Dental Pain and Appropriate Opioid Prescribing
9/12/2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFF

Presented By:

Tom Viola, RPh, CCP
Tom Viola, RPh, CCP

CE Credit: 3

Course Code: T11

Fee Member Dentist: $90

Fee Non Member Dentist: $155

Staff Fee: $71

Management of acute odontogenic pain is accomplished through a clinical approach that successfully incorporates both opioid and non-opioid analgesics. However, moderate to severe dental pain often occurs well after office hours so it is critical to be able to accurately identify a patient's need for pain control, develop an individualized pain management plan and assess the efficacy of analgesic agents employed. This program will provide strategies for effectively managing dental pain with opioid and non-opioid analgesics and analgesic adjuvants, while also mitigating associated risks. Special emphasis will be given to appropriate practices for prescribing analgesics as well as identification and treatment of opioid analgesic abuse.

Learning Objectives :

• Understand the pharmacology and mechanism of action of opioid and non-opioid analgesics, as well as their potential for abuse.

• Identify the intended roles of these analgesics in the treatment of acute dental pain, as well as situations which may preclude their use.

• Discuss best practices for prescribing opioid analgesics as part of an individualized patient pain management plan.

Note: This program meets the training requirement for Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registrants when combined with five hours of education from courses with similar content provided by the ODA or other DEA-approved training organizations.
All-Ceramic Crowns: Maximizing Esthetics and Longevity
9/12/2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANT

Presented By:

Dan Ward, DDS
Dan Ward, DDS

CE Credit: 3

Course Code: T12

Fee Member Dentist: $90

Fee Non Member Dentist: $155

Staff Fee: $71

Remember when the dental care aisle in your local pharmacy was actually just a small section of an aisle and only contained a handful of toothbrushes, toothpastes, and maybe some mouthwash? Clearly, times have changed. Now, the dental care aisle is truly an entire aisle (or two) and is filled with a variety of products including toothbrushes, toothpastes, mouthwashes, rinses, and so much more. It’s overwhelming for any dental professional…let alone your patients. Let’s look at the historical progression of many of these products along with many of the DIY modalities to figure out what is best for our individual patient’s needs. All-ceramic crowns are the most popular crowns fabricated in America today. There are a number of choices, so how do you select the best choice? Buildups, preparation, and cementation are specific to the ceramic you choose. Treatment planning, smile design, and expectations must be communicated with the patient and the dental laboratory prior to preparation. Provisionals can serve as a template for the desired final crowns. From single unit anterior crowns to full mouth rehabilitations, learn how to select, treatment plan, prepare and seat long-lasting esthetic all-ceramic restorations. Topics include: all-ceramic restoration selection factors; proportion and personality-based smile design; creating an image of desired smile; using a master diagnostic model for dependable outcomes; using your provisionals as a try-in mockup; and seating: conventional cementation or bonding?

Learning Objectives :

• Learn how to select the most appropriate all-ceramic restoration.

• Utilize proportion and personality-based smile design for all-ceramic cases.

• Select the ideal cement to seat the case
The Questions You Hate and the Answers You’ll Love: A Guide for Dealing with Difficult Patients
9/12/2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFF

Presented By:

Mark Hyman, DDS MAGD
Mark Hyman, DDS MAGD

CE Credit: 3

Course Code: T13

Fee Member Dentist: $90

Fee Non Member Dentist: $155

Staff Fee: $71

“OH NO! Not that one again!” After all your training, years of hard work and tremendous sacrifice – don’t you just hate it when you get those heart-wrenching questions and resistance to case acceptance over and over again? Your team and you work so hard, and care so deeply, so why is it that often our patients don’t ask for optimal care and enthusiastically accept our treatment plans? Get ready to laugh, learn, and get fired up for a dramatic improvement of your case acceptance and your enjoyment of your practice!

Learning Objectives :

• Learn the power of high-impact, new-patient experience.

• Review ten questions you must ask of each new patient.

• Commit to obtaining the necessary evidence for predictable case presentations
Everyday Endo - Using Endodontic Fundamentals to Create Clinical Confidence
9/12/2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
DENTISTASSISTANT

Presented By:

Meredith Y. Newman, DMD
Meredith Y. Newman, DMD

CE Credit: 6

Course Code: T14

Fee Member Dentist: $335

Fee Non Member Dentist: $400

Staff Fee: $249

Clinicians are often apprehensive or hesitant to perform Endodontic treatment, and this hesitancy derives from a lack of confidence in their knowledge, skills, and armamentarium. In this hands-on and interactive course, we will discuss all the Endodontic fundamentals - spanning from diagnosis to management of emergencies, to case selection for success, to complication management. We will also explore tried and true techniques for establishing glide path thorough cleaning and shaping, and 3D warm vertical obturation. The first part of our course will be focused on didactic skills. The second part of the lecture, which includes the hands-on component, will focus on the final stages of Endo, including separated instrument management and obturation. We will then be completing a hands-on workshop to practice glide path, instrumentation, and warm vertical obturation. Clinicians will leave this course feeling invigorated and confident for their next root canal, fueled with wide-spanning knowledge about how to handle the cases they see with their patients. These lessons will allow the clinician to start treating Endodontics like an everyday occurrence, which will expand both their clinical confidence and their everyday practice.

Learning Objectives :

• Understand how to properly diagnose a tooth, understand the importance of proper diagnosis, and know how to treat different diagnoses with the proper course of action.

• Understand the guiding principles of glide path, the four complications and their solutions, and the movements to predictably get to glide path effectively.

• Understand the underlying principles of irrigation and how impactful this is on the success of the root canal.
Office Product Options for ODA Member Practices
9/12/2024 9:30 am - 11:30 am
DENTISTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFF

CE Credit: 2

Course Code: T15

From discounted office supplies to insurance plans for the entire staff, ODA member dentists and their practices are privy to a vast number of valuable services that can help improve and uncomplicate day-to-day operations. Designed for the office manager and office staff, this course provides complete information on discounted products offered to ODA members through ODA Services Corp., Inc (ODASC) and its GPO, OhioDDS.

Learning Objectives :

• Identify products available to assist member dentists’ offices.

• Examine eligibility for discounts through ODASC.

• Explore various business solutions available to ODA members and their offices.
Cannabis, Cancer & Chronic Pain – Exploring the Connections
9/12/2024 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFF

Presented By:

Tom Viola, RPh, CCP
Tom Viola, RPh, CCP
Karen Davis, RDH
Karen Davis, RDH

CE Credit: 3

Course Code: T16

Fee Member Dentist: $90

Fee Non Member Dentist: $155

Staff Fee: $71

Do you know how many of your patients living with cancer or suffering with chronic pain use various forms of cannabis regularly? Is cannabis therapeutic for cancer or pain management? Dental professionals need a robust understanding of the potential pros and cons within the oral cavity as well as potential psychological effects of chronic cannabis usage. Increased availability of cannabis for medicinal purposes is growing rapidly across North America so clinicians should expect to see increased oral manifestations with chronic usage. Various forms of cannabis, and methods of usage yield different pharmacological outcomes. This course explores oral and pharmacological implications for cannabis users and equips dental professionals to coach patients toward strategies to protect the oral environment.

Learning Objectives :

• Identify diverse types and delivery methods of cannabis.

• Examine evidence surrounding therapeutic use of cannabis in the management of cancer and chronic pain.

• Explore pharmacological and oral implications of cannabis usage

Note: This program meets the training requirement for Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registrants when combined with five hours of education from courses with similar content provided by the ODA or other DEA-approved training organizations.
ABCs of Patient, People, and Team Communication
9/12/2024 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFF

Presented By:

Paul Goodman, DMD
Paul Goodman, DMD

CE Credit: 2

Course Code: T17

Fee Member Dentist: $90

Fee Non Member Dentist: $155

Staff Fee: $71

During this presentation, Paul “Dr. Nacho” Goodman will share strategies for success to improve communication in your dental practice and dentisting life. In this interactive presentation we will review common challenges when it comes to delivering your message with clarity.

Learning Objectives :

• Identify places of communication stress inside and outside your dental practice.

• Improve clinical, business, team management, and leadership success.

• Analyze the four major transitions in the circle of dentisting life, and how communication is key to optimal success
Simplify and Synergize your Restorations
9/12/2024 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANT

Presented By:

Dan Ward, DDS
Dan Ward, DDS

CE Credit: 3

Course Code: T18

Direct restorations occupy a significant portion of time in the modern dental office. They can be complicated and take more time and effort than indirect procedures. Single and optimized shade Universal composites have been introduced for anterior teeth, reducing the need for time-consuming layering procedures. Posterior bulk-fill posterior composites simplify placement and give the dentist confidence in tackling the most difficult restorations. Mastering simplified direct restorations can make them more cost effective for you and the patient and be more conservative. Bioactive materials combat recurrent decay in high-risk patients and reduce post-operative sensitivity. Learn how to extend the lifetime of your patients’ restorations quickly and effectively. Topics include: simplified anterior bonding using single shade composites; efficient posterior restorations using bulk-fill composites; bulk filled bioactive restorations; using special matrices to simplify Class II and Class IV restorations; and, simplified and predictable pulp-capping solutions.

Learning Objectives :

• Learn how to place large anterior composites with only one selected shade.

• Discover how bioactive materials are invaluable for high caries-risk patients and seniors.

• Know when and how to use effective pulp-capping protocols
Healthcare Provider BLS Certification
9/12/2024 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFFLAB TECH

CE Credit: 3

Course Code: T19

Fee Member Dentist: $90

Fee Non Member Dentist: $155

Staff Fee: $75

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). Fees collected for this class do not necessarily represent revenue for the American Heart Association. This course also qualifies as recertification if you have a current AHA 2-year healthcare provider certification.

Learning Objectives :

•Complete requirements to be certified.

This course fulfills the Ohio State Dental Board’s CPR requirement for hygienists, expanded function dental auxiliaries, and dental assistants. For licensure and/or registration, hygienists and EFDAs must have proof of CPR certification.
Cases That Haunt Us: How to React, Rebound and Recover from Clinical Failures
9/12/2024 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFF

Presented By:

Mark Hyman, DDS, MAGD
Mark Hyman, DDS, MAGD

CE Credit: 3

Course Code: T20

Fee Member Dentist: $90

Fee Non Member Dentist: $155

Staff Fee: $71

Don’t deny it! Admit it! Every one of us has had this during our career. The cases where you didn’t read the patient well, didn’t get the proper diagnostic material, or didn’t take the time to really listen and see what was appropriate for your patient. Whether you have made a minor misjudgment, or totally face-planted, this course will help you navigate the question, “Now what?”.

Learning Objectives :

• Discuss your patient’s “wants & needs” so you minimize misunderstandings.

• Review the predictable new patient experience, and how to engage the entire team for a higher level of case acceptance.

• Learn how to react when things go wrong: how to diagnose, document and recover so that the appropriate care gets delivered.
Wine & Dine at Martini Modern Italian
9/12/2024 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFFLAB TECH

Course Code: E90

Fee Member Dentist: $125

Fee Non Member Dentist: $125

Staff Fee: $125

Wine lovers looking to enjoy a unique and lively evening will enjoy dinner at a popular Short North eatery, Martini Modern Italian. Attendees will participate in a wine tasting, pairing several wines with exquisite food in the semi-private mezzanine of the popular restaurant. The ticket price is inclusive and includes a chef-selected dinner served with four wine pairings and gratuity. Martini Modern Italian is conveniently located across from the Greater Columbus Convention Center at the corner of High & Vine Streets and is within walking distance of each of our partner hotels.

Attendance is limited.
New Dentist Social
9/12/2024 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
DENTIST

Course Code: E91

All dentists in practice 10 years or less are invited to attend the New Dentist Social. Connect with classmates and meet new colleagues at this premiere event designed especially for the new practitioner. The event features an open bar and appetizers, perfect for an after-dinner stop. Denmark on High is a Euro-style Cocktail Bistro located on the 2nd floor of 463 North High Street, right across the street from the main doors of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Sponsored by ODPAC.

Free for new dentists and their spouses, but you must register to attend.
Morning Yoga
9/13/2024 7:00 am - 8:00 am
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFFLAB TECH

Course Code: E92

Exactly what you need for tackling CE classes and a trek through the Exhibit Hall! Start your day with an invigorating yoga session led by one of Bend’s instructors. Bring a mat if you have one. A very limited number of mats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Those in attendance will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card.

Free, but registration is required.
Preventative Products Roundtable Breakfast 2024
9/13/2024 7:15 am - 8:45 am
HYGIENIST

CE Credit: 1.5

Course Code: F22

Staff Fee: $75

Dental Hygienists won’t want to miss this innovative “nosh and 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 breakfast and company representatives will travel the room spending time at each table describing their newest materials and answering dental hygienists’ questions.

Learning objectives:

• Gain knowledge of new products on the market and how they benefit your patients.

Limited attendance; Hygienists only
Take the Stress Out of Difficult Procedures
9/13/2024 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
DENTISTASSISTANT

Presented By:

Lundon R. Albrecht, DDS
Lundon R. Albrecht, DDS

CE Credit: 4

Course Code: F23

Fee Member Dentist: $295

Fee Non Member Dentist: $375

Staff Fee: $275

Gain confidence with endodontics and direct bonding! This course is designed to reduce the stress of difficult procedures by implementing new innovative techniques. From root canals to smile makeovers, learn ways to help your patients predictably and efficiently. With the demand to have a “selfie” pleasing smile, patients are actively looking for immediate results. Start treating same-day smile makeovers and tricky black triangles with confidence today! Our jobs are difficult enough -- learn ways to simplify everyday dentistry and make complex procedures more enjoyable to you and your patients!

Learning Objectives :

• Learn to quickly and predictably do same-day smile makeovers.

• Build and refine your skills with cutting-edge endodontic tools.

• Upgrade your practice with minimally invasive techniques

This course meets the Ohio State Dental Board’s (OSDB) requirement for Dental Hygienists and EFDA’s to place Silver Diamine Fluoride. This workshop is repeated. See Course S40.
Ultimate Dental Hygiene Masterclass
9/13/2024 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
DENTISTHYGIENIST

Presented By:

Kelly Tanner, PhD, RDH
Kelly Tanner, PhD, RDH

CE Credit: 5

Course Code: F24

Fee Member Dentist: $100

Fee Non Member Dentist: $165

Staff Fee: $81

This comprehensive and immersive course is designed specifically for dental hygienists seeking to improve their self-leadership, expand their knowledge, enhance their skills, and stay ahead in the ever-evolving field of dental hygiene. This course will cover a wide range of essential topics, ensuring you have a well-rounded and advanced understanding of dental hygiene principles and up-to-date practices. Through a combination of engaging discussion, hands-on experience, and demonstration of cutting-edge technology, this course will empower you with the expertise and confidence to take your care to the next level. Course topics include: self-leadership; understanding your bias; infection control; evaluating your patient’s oral and systemic risk factors; occlusal dysfunction; periodontal treatment, diagnosis, and management; dental implants; caries management; 3D scanning; and artificial intelligence (AI) in dentistry.

Learning Objectives :

• Understand new developments in the field of dental hygiene.

• Improve clinical success.

• Discover how to take your care to the next level
Confusion is the Killer of Case Acceptance
9/13/2024 9:00 am - 11:00 am
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFF

Presented By:

Paul Goodman, DMD
Paul Goodman, DMD

CE Credit: 2

Course Code: F25

Fee Member Dentist: $90

Fee Non Member Dentist: $155

Staff Fee: $71

Improving daily dentisting life requires a commitment to enhancing clinical techniques, patient communication skills, practice management systems and self-care as a dentist. Dr. Goodman will review systems to help dentists start their day successfully, talk about overcoming daily challenges within a practice, and help create a streamlined approach to case presentation.

Learning Objectives :

• Develop systems to get the dentisting day started on the right foot.

• Learn to navigate clinical and financial confusion regarding case acceptance.

• Create a streamlined approach to case presentation
A 360 Slam Dunk for Successful Teams
9/13/2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFF

Presented By:

Mark Hyman, DDS, MAGD
Mark Hyman, DDS, MAGD

CE Credit: 3

Course Code: F26

Fee Member Dentist: $90

Fee Non Member Dentist: $155

Staff Fee: $71

In this fast paced, ever-changing world, dental teams must commit to taking a serious look at every aspect of the practice. With a comprehensive feedback process you gain insight into your performance, which allows you to identify opportunities for growth. Enjoy this fun filled, dynamic seminar that will super charge your practice today!

Learning Objectives :

• Understand the urgency to lead and re-align your practice.

• Rank the doctor and the team in the 35 key leadership issues for peak performing teams.

• Consider key communication barriers, and how to overcome them
An Update to Dental Ceramics
9/13/2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFF

Presented By:

Nathaniel Lawson, DMD, PhD
Nathaniel Lawson, DMD, PhD

CE Credit: 3

Course Code: F27

Fee Member Dentist: $90

Fee Non Member Dentist: $155

Staff Fee: $71

Ninety percent of crowns and bridges are now fabricated from a ceramic material according to a report from one of the largest US dental laboratories. Ceramic materials do not handle the same as metal-based restorations and improper selection or handling can lead to premature failure. This course will teach you how to select and handle different types of ceramic materials that are currently used in dentistry that will be much less confusing than typical marketing rhetoric. The ability to bond these dental ceramics allows the practitioner to perform more conservative tooth preparations. As there are many different types of dental ceramics available (zirconia, lithium disilicate, porcelain, processed composite, etc.), determining the correct protocol for each type of ceramic can be confusing. This lecture aims to simplify the process of bonding ceramics and provide the clinician with a protocol that can be used to bond any type of dental ceramic. In this course, we will review the best clinical practices based on research studies conducted at the UAB School of Dentistry and provide pearls for you to take back to the office.

Learning Objectives :

• Review the different types of dental ceramic materials.

• Understand how to choose a ceramic material for anterior restorations.

• Understand the preparation and design considerations for posterior crowns and bridges
One Step Alveolar Ridge Preservation Without the Need for a Membrane
9/13/2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFF

CE Credit: 3

Course Code: F28

Fee Member Dentist: $90

Fee Non Member Dentist: $155

Staff Fee: $71

The interrelationship between malocclusion and periodontal health is well researched, and today adult patients are more open to this treatment option. Additionally, research is now focused on the benefits orthodontic therapy can provide in restoring periodontal status while enhancing the patient’s ability to maintain health. This course will provide dental assistants with the necessary skills to shoot basic photographs for quick co-diagnosis; as well as pretreatment, treatment and post-treatment clinical angles required for documentation.

Learning Objectives :

• Understanding how digital photography can enhance communication and understanding of malocclusion.

• Knowledge of the ideal camera settings and the best way to capture the specific necessary images placement of retractors and use of clinical mirrors.

• Uploading, basic image manipulation, and file storage.
Latest Update on Cements, Bonding and Universal Composites
9/13/2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
DENTISTASSISTANT

Presented By:

Scott Coleman, DDS, MAGD
Scott Coleman, DDS, MAGD

CE Credit: 3

Course Code: F29

Fee Member Dentist: $90

Fee Non Member Dentist: $155

Staff Fee: $71

In today’s busy general practice, the most used materials are composites for direct restorations. The evolution of that category of materials is amazing; today’s composites and cements are light years ahead of the materials that we thought were great 20 years ago. The changes in the translucency and in the ability to match the existing tooth color are a major advancement. This course is designed for the busy dentist who wants to stay current with the available materials and concepts of tooth-colored restorations.

Learning Objectives :

• Understand the current materials and capabilities of composites.

• Know what composite materials are available and the limitations of each.

• Understand the current generation of bonding agents and cements

A workshop accompanies this course. See Course Code F37.
Through Self Awareness Comes Self Evolution
9/13/2024 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFF

Presented By:

Sonia Chopra, DDS
Sonia Chopra, DDS

CE Credit: 2

Course Code: F30

Fee Member Dentist: $90

Fee Non Member Dentist: $155

Staff Fee: $71

Discover the path of getting to know yourself and the impact that it can have on your life, both at the practice and at home. The process starts with a vivid vision that will guide you on the path to success and happiness. The process deepens as your sense of self continues to evolve as you walk your path. Join Dr. Chopra as she shares her experience through life as a mirror into yours.

Learning Objectives :

• Discuss the importance of a vision and how this can impact the growth of your business and yourself; and how the power of your beliefs impacts that vision.

• Understand how masculine and feminine energies exist within each of us and what that even means.

• Review tools to get to know yourself and feel empowered when you exist from your natural state and see what that does for every area of your life
Integrating Artificial Intelligence in Dentistry
9/13/2024 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFF

Presented By:

Mike Buckner
Mike Buckner

CE Credit: 2

Course Code: F31

Fee Member Dentist: $90

Fee Non Member Dentist: $155

Staff Fee: $71

This course is designed to equip dentists with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively integrate artificial intelligence (AI) technologies into their dental practices. Participants will explore various AI applications tailored to dentistry, understand their implications for patient care and practice management, and learn how to leverage these tools to enhance diagnosis, treatment planning, and overall patient experience. Through a combination of case studies, clinical examples and audience involved activities, participants will gain practical insights into implementing AI solutions in their day-to-day clinical workflows.

Learning Objectives :

• Understand the fundamentals of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computer vision as applied to dentistry, including terminology and common applications. Learn about the 5 categories of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and how each of them is impacting dentistry.

• Evaluate the potential benefits and challenges of integrating AI technologies into dental practices, including improved diagnostic accuracy, treatment planning efficiency, and enhanced patient engagement to increase case acceptance and understanding.

• Explore the evolving landscape of AI in dentistry, including its impact on the patient insurance process. Gain insights into how AI-driven tools and algorithms are revolutionizing insurance claims processing, fraud detection, and reimbursement optimization, and learn strategies for navigating this changing environment to streamline administrative workflows and maximize practice efficiency
Dental Radiography Review 2024
9/13/2024 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANT

CE Credit: 3

Course Code: F32

Fee Member Dentist: $90

Fee Non Member Dentist: $155

Staff Fee: $71

High quality, diagnostic radiographs are a very important part of patient care. For dental radiographers to be effective, they must understand radiation basics. This includes radiation history, physics, image characteristics, effects, and risks. Dental radiographers must be skilled in their technique and understand why dental images are necessary for diagnostic purposes. They also must understand how to protect themselves and their patients. Additionally, dental radiographers need effective communication skills to gain trust with their patients. When people are educated, they are more likely to cooperate. This course will cover a wide range of radiation basics, as well as exposure techniques for both intraoral and extraoral dental radiographs. Patient relations and education will be discussed to help dental professionals manage challenging patients. This course is designed to review the duties and responsibilities required of all dental radiographers. The following topics will be covered: radiation history and basics; radiation physics and biology; image characteristics; exposure and technique errors; panoramic anatomy and technique; digital imaging; and renewing your credentials.

Learning Objectives :

• Understand the steps for an optimal panoramic radiograph.

• Learn effective sensor placement and patient management.

• Self-assess radiographic errors and necessary steps to correct them

Note: This course meets the two-hour radiography review required by the Ohio State Dental Board (OSDB) for dental assistant radiographers.
A Dental Team Guide to Recognizing and Understanding Addiction and Pain Management
9/13/2024 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFF

CE Credit: 3

Course Code: F33

Fee Member Dentist: $90

Fee Non Member Dentist: $155

Staff Fee: $71

Through this presentation dental team members will be better informed about the disease of addiction, how to access help for themselves, their peers, or their patients, and the post-treatment recovery plan that helps sustain wellness. New governmental regulations on narcotic prescriptions and pain management will be reviewed. The dentist’s role in prescribing medications and the hygienist’s support of the process will be discussed as well as tips to recognize how different drugs present in your patients.

Learning Objectives :

• Better understand how addiction happens and to whom.

• Learn about safe prescribing.

• Learn better pain management alternatives

Note: This program meets the training requirement for Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registrants when combined with six hours of education from courses with similar content provided by the ODA or other DEA-approved training organizations.
The Intersection of Practicing Dentistry and Running a Business: For the More Established Practice
9/13/2024 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
DENTIST

CE Credit: 2

Course Code: F34

Fee Member Dentist: $90

Fee Non Member Dentist: $155

Staff Fee: $71

Learn about the various issues that affect a more experienced dentist and practice owner. We will discuss how to optimize your practice for transition, and how to maximize your lifestyle and legacy goals in retirement—all while ensuring practice principles that continue to provide your patients with a dental home.

Learning Objectives :

• Understand business succession planning in the case of early death or disability of the practice owner.

• Establish estate planning principles both pre- and post-sale.

• Better understand personal planning considering the practice’s role
Materials and Techniques to Improve Posterior Composites
9/13/2024 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANT

CE Credit: 3

Course Code: F35

Fee Member Dentist: $90

Fee Non Member Dentist: $155

Staff Fee: $71

Posterior composite restorations remain the bread-and-butter procedure of many general dentists. Although this procedure may seem trivial, there are many clinical factors which lead to a long-lasting restoration, including diagnosis, isolation, caries removal, cavity preparation, use of liner, matrix and wedge placement, bonding technique, composite placement, and finishing and polishing. This course aims to review the techniques for each of these steps based on current evidence.

Learning Objectives :

• Discuss treatment guidelines for interproximal caries and caries removal endpoints.

• Discover materials and techniques to promote a long-lasting adhesive bond and create a well-adapted restoration.

• Analyze matrix utilization and contouring instruments to achieve a tight and well-contoured contact
Cracking the Code: Coding Essentials, CDT, and ICD
9/13/2024 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
DENTISTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFF

CE Credit: 3

Course Code: F36

CDT Codes are changing at an unprecedented rate. Remaining up to date on information and making sure your records do the same is paramount to success. This course will provide information on recent CDT coding changes and help you maximize legitimate reimbursement while offering greater legal protection. There are many new strategies that will directly affect reimbursement and the bottom line. Move your practice to the next level by arming the doctor and staff with the latest coding information.

Learning Objectives :

• To assess if you are losing money because you are using old codes to file Insurance claims and/or not utilizing optimized medical coding for medical reimbursement.

• To provide the latest dental coding information on CDT and ICD.

• To equip the practice to obtain maximum legitimate reimbursement
Smart Matching Universal Composites: Hands-on Workshop
9/13/2024 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
DENTISTASSISTANT

CE Credit: 3

Course Code: F37

Fee Member Dentist: $245

Fee Non Member Dentist: $310

Staff Fee: $175

The workshop will provide hands-on comparison of traditional tint based composite material with the newest Universal (Smart Matching Composites). The general limitations of each category of composites will be examined and the time and techniques that each material requires for rapid integration into your practice on Monday morning. You will be prepping and restoring both anterior and posterior composite restorations. If you wear loupes, please bring them. All other equipment will be provided for each practitioner. You will prep, place, and polish multiple restorations during the afternoon course. You will also have the opportunity to handle various bonding agents and cement.

Learning objectives:

• Understanding the various clinical applications of several different composite systems.

• Determine which system works best in your hands that you can immediately apply in your practice.

• Compare the different working parameters of available composite materials.

• Learn a series of steps for creating predictable esthetics.

Note: A lecture is a prerequisite for this workshop. See Course Code F29.
The Magic of Air for Managing Dysbiotic Biofilms Around Implants and Teeth
9/13/2024 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANT

CE Credit: 3

Course Code: F38

Fee Member Dentist: $90

Fee Non Member Dentist: $155

Staff Fee: $71

Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) is terminology describing a strategic plan for upsetting the underworld of biofilms in the oral cavity. This novel approach to biofilm removal incorporates the magic of air, powder, and water to irradicate dysbiotic biofilms clinging to teeth and implants. With Guided Biofilm Therapy the patient and clinician benefit from an easy, gentle, and effective method of biofilm removal from implants, exposed root surfaces, delicate restorative materials, and difficult to access periodontal pockets. This course explores compelling science, and benefits surrounding the magic of GBT for preventing and treating biofilm infections in the oral cavity.

Learning Objectives :

• Appraise evidence surrounding pathogenic biofilms as a direct and indirect promoter of chronic diseases.

• Distinguish vast clinical benefits Guided Biofilm Therapy provides to irradicate pathogenic biofilms incorporating the synergy of air, water, and powder.

• Identify shifts in paradigms and protocols necessary to provide Guided Biofilm Therapy to your patients
Dental Influencers Panel
9/13/2024 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFFLAB TECH

Course Code: E94

Have a question for one of today’s dental influencers? Be sure to attend the innovative Dental Influencers Panel. Panelists will discuss their take on current trends and hot topics in dentistry. Moderated by “Dr. Nacho” Paul Goodman, DMD, panelists scheduled include: Dr. Sonia Chopra; Dr. Ashliegh Briody, Kelly Tanner, RDH, PhD; and Dr. Elaine Bylis.

Tickets are free, but you must register to attend.
Callahan Celebration of Excellence Honoring ODA President, Dr. Manish Chopra
9/13/2024 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFFLAB TECH

Course Code: E95

Fee Member Dentist: $95

Fee Non Member Dentist: $95

Staff Fee: $95

Bring your spouse and staff and join the celebration to honor Dr. Manish Chopra and the 2024 Callahan Memorial Award Recipient, Dr. Ronald Occhionero, along with your outstanding colleagues at the Callahan Celebration of Excellence. The night starts with an open bar reception at 6:30 p.m., and the event includes the presentation of the Callahan Memorial Award and the ODA Awards of Excellence. Established in 1920, the Callahan Award is an international honor named for Dr. John Ross Callahan that recognizes outstanding contributions to dentistry. The ODA Awards of Excellence recognize Ohio dentists and others who have made exemplary efforts on behalf of the profession. The awards include the presentation of the ODA's highest honor, the Joseph P. Crowley Distinguished Dentist Award.

Black-tie optional, the cost also includes VIP entrance and a drink ticket to The Bash!
Night at the Ballpark
9/13/2024 7:05 pm - 10:00 pm
DENTIST

Course Code: E96

All dentists in practice 10 years or less, dental residents and dental students are invited to watch Triple A Club the Columbus Clippers play the St. Paul Saints at Huntington Park. Connect with new colleagues that represent the future of dentistry, while watching the future stars of the Cleveland Guardians and Minnesota Twins Major League Baseball (MLB) franchises.

Free for new dentists, dental residents, dental students, and one guest, but you must register to attend.
The BASH!
9/13/2024 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFFLAB TECH

Course Code: E97

Dance Music. Casino-Style Games. Good Friends. Convenient Bars. No Cover Charge. That pretty much says it! Don’t miss what is destined to be one of the most popular events of Annual Session. Come celebrate with DJ ANT along with gaming tables with your chance to win great prizes!

Tickets are free, but you must register to attend.
Optimizing Non-surgical Periodontal Therapy Workshop
9/14/2024 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
DENTISTHYGIENIST

Presented By:

Daniel Coleman, DDS, MS
Daniel Coleman, DDS, MS

CE Credit: 4

Course Code: S39

Fee Member Dentist: $295

Fee Non Member Dentist: $375

Staff Fee: $275

This workshop will highlight the current concepts and techniques for providing effective non-surgical management of periodontal diseases in both a lecture and hands-on format. The etiology of periodontal diseases along with skills to help motivate patients to control dental plaque will be briefly reviewed with an understanding that periodontal-peri-implant diseases are systemic. Diagnostic techniques for accurate probing measurements and calculus detection will be discussed coupled with the hands-on use of a novel dental model with a stimulated attachment apparatus. The rationale of periodontal hand instrumentation will be presented with hands-on experience using a universal curette and Gracey curettes. Hands-on experience in instrument sharpening using diamond sharpening cards will be provided. The theory and use of magnetostrictive and piezoelectric ultrasonics will be presented with hands-on exercises using a variety of tips. The emerging role and use of air polishing with the latest agents and supragingival and subgingival tips will be presented along with the opportunity to use air polishing in the exhibit hall. The effective sequencing of appointments for initial periodontal therapy and the development of an effective maintenance program will be discussed.

Learning objectives:

• Improve skills in calculus detection and hand instrument sharpening.

• Learn how to improve accuracy in periodontal pocket measurement.

• Develop a protocol for comprehensive Phase I non-surgical periodontal therapy and for creating an effective maintenance program

Note: This workshop is repeated; see Course Code S48.
Take the Stress Out of Difficult Procedures
9/14/2024 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
DENTISTASSISTANT

Presented By:

Lundon R. Albrecht, DDS
Lundon R. Albrecht, DDS

CE Credit: 4

Course Code: S40

Fee Member Dentist: $295

Fee Non Member Dentist: $375

Staff Fee: $275

Gain confidence with endodontics and direct bonding! This course is designed to reduce the stress of difficult procedures by implementing new innovative techniques. Froom root canals to smile makeovers, learn ways to help your patients predictably and efficiently. With the demand to have a “selfie” pleasing smile, patients are actively looking for immediate results. Start treating same day smile makeovers and tricky black triangles with confidence today! Our jobs are difficult enough -- learn ways to simplify everyday dentistry and make complex procedures more enjoyable to you and your patients!

Learning objectives:

• Learn to quickly and predictably do same-day smile makeovers.

• Build and refine your skills with cutting-edge endodontic tools.

• Upgrade your practice with minimally invasive techniques

Note: This workshop is repeated; see Course Code F23.
Mini Residency in Pediatric Dentistry for the General Practitioner
9/14/2024 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANT

Presented By:

Kari Cummingham, DMD, FAAPD
Kari Cummingham, DMD, FAAPD

CE Credit: 4

Course Code: S41

Fee Member Dentist: $100

Fee Non Member Dentist: $165

Staff Fee: $81

During this course attendees will receive an accelerated pediatric dental residency experience. From preventive, restorative and surgical procedures to behavior guidance techniques and minimally invasive options for the pre-cooperative child, clinicians will learn basic principles in pediatric dentistry to assist in diagnosis and treatment planning.

Learning Objectives :

• Define pediatric dentistry, a dental home, early childhood caries, severe early childhood caries, and dental neglect.

• List indications of the restoration of primary teeth and describe the types of restorations and armamentaria needed for the treatment of primary teeth.

• Understand minimally invasive dental options for pre-cooperative children such as SDF, Hall Crown, and Atraumatic Restorative Technies.
Resin Composite Veneers: From Planning to Treatment
9/14/2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANT

CE Credit: 3

Course Code: S42

Fee Member Dentist: $90

Fee Non Member Dentist: $155

Staff Fee: $71

This course will be an overview of resin composite veneers in everyday practice. It will cover a predictable workflow of composite veneers, from the treatment planning to the case planning to the actual placement of the veneers.

Learning Objectives :

• Understand the advantages and disadvantages of composite veneers.

• Review the benefits of facial-based treatment planning.

• Understand the procedure for applying a composite veneer
Lead as a Provider: Taking Charge of Your Operatory
9/14/2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
DENTISTHYGIENIST

CE Credit: 3

Course Code: S43

Fee Member Dentist: $90

Fee Non Member Dentist: $155

Staff Fee: $71

Designed specifically for hygienists, this course will discuss how taking ownership of your clinical operatory and patient care maximizes your ability to practice as a true provider. We will discuss how developing business, leadership, and communication skills allow you to manage your dental hygiene business by connecting with patients and staff to support hygiene case acceptance and a same-day treatment care model.

Learning Objectives

• Understand the importance of taking ownership of your operatory.

• Discuss how working as a true provider maximizes your scope of practice.

• Examine business, leadership, and communication skills that are important when owning your operatory.
Raising the Reimbursement Roof While Reducing Regulatory Risk
9/14/2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFF

CE Credit: 3

Course Code: S44

Fee Member Dentist: $90

Fee Non Member Dentist: $155

Staff Fee: $71

When the practice is paid quickly and appropriately, things are good. However, administrative mistakes can be devastating to a practice and lead to delays, denials, and slowed payment processing. Learning proper use of codes and documentation can maximize reimbursements, reduce risk, and lower stress.

Learning Objectives :

• To recognize the dangers in coding improperly and benefits of coding properly.

• To know the most misused codes and how to avoid the usual errors.

• To be able to develop systems that result in timely payment
Seasoned-Aged Dentists Looking to Sell, Baby-Aged Dentists Looking to Buy & Exhausted Medium Aged Dentists
9/14/2024 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
DENTIST

CE Credit: 2

Course Code: S45

Fee Member Dentist: $90

Fee Non Member Dentist: $155

Staff Fee: $71

During this presentation, attendees will learn when to start planning to buy or sell a dental practice. Sellers will learn how to make their practices more attractive to buyers, and buyers will learn how to find the right practice for their specific needs, skills and location. Dr. Goodman will examine the current state of the dental practice transitions market, and buyers will learn how to approach a reputable bank if they need financing.

Learning Objectives :

• Key to finding the right dental associates.

• Common pitfalls to avoid during transitions.

• Assembling the right team for buying and selling a practice.
Dental Trauma and the Pediatric Patient: Nomenclature, Diagnosis and Management
9/14/2024 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANT

CE Credit: 2

Course Code: S46

Fee Member Dentist: $90

Fee Non Member Dentist: $155

Staff Fee: $71

The management of dental trauma in the pediatric population is critical in achieving the best prognosis. Dr. Usman will review the nomenclature of trauma diagnosis as this is pertinent in creating a treatment plan aimed at achieving the best prognosis with regards to maintaining a healthy, functional, and esthetic result long term. Factors that influence prognosis such as extra-oral dry time, size of the apex and type of injury will be reviewed. The most up to date trauma guidelines (IADT) will be reviewed and using Dr. Usman’s personal cases, innovative treatments including regeneration and vital pulp therapy to manage complications of trauma such as extreme discoloration, replacement resorption and ankylosis will be discussed. Dr. Usman will also discuss complex interdisciplinary treatment plans such as working with OMFS, periodontics, prosthodontics, and orthodontics to get extraordinary results.

Learning objectives:

• Diagnosing the type of injury.

• Understanding how the age and sex of a patient can affect the prognosis.

• Selecting the appropriate treatment plan and building an interdisciplinary team.
Practical Oral Pathology
9/14/2024 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANT

CE Credit: 3

Course Code: S47

Fee Member Dentist: $90

Fee Non Member Dentist: $155

Staff Fee: $71

After a brief head and neck exam review, this course will cover common oral mucosal diagnoses often seen in a dental practice. Similar entities will be presented side by side, with differences shown to emphasize how to tell them apart. Discussion will include how to recognize precancerous lesions, malignancies, immune-mediated diseases, lumps and bumps as well as when to treat, how to treat, and when to refer.

Learning Objectives :

• Confidently perform a head and neck/oral cancer screening exam.

• Differentiate benign lesions from precancerous and malignant lesions.

• Recognize key features that will help tell similar-appearing conditions apart
Optimizing Non-surgical Periodontal Therapy Workshop
9/14/2024 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
DENTISTHYGIENIST

CE Credit: 4

Course Code: S48

Fee Member Dentist: $295

Fee Non Member Dentist: $375

Staff Fee: $275

This workshop will highlight the current concepts and techniques for providing effective non-surgical management of periodontal diseases in both a lecture and hands-on format. The etiology of periodontal diseases along with skills to help motivate patients to control dental plaque will be briefly reviewed with an understanding that periodontal-peri-implant diseases are systemic. Diagnostic techniques for accurate probing measurements and calculus detection will be discussed coupled with the hands-on use of a novel dental model with a stimulated attachment apparatus. The rationale of periodontal hand instrumentation will be presented with hands-on experience using a universal curette and Gracey curettes. Hands-on experience in instrument sharpening using diamond sharpening cards will be provided. The theory and use of magnetostrictive and piezoelectric ultrasonics will be presented with hands-on exercises using a variety of tips. The emerging role and use of air polishing with the latest agents and supragingival and subgingival tips will be presented along with the opportunity to use air polishing in the exhibit hall. The effective sequencing of appointments for initial periodontal therapy and the development of an effective maintenance program will be discussed.

Learning objectives:

• Improve skills in calculus detection and hand instrument sharpening.

• Learn how to improve accuracy in periodontal pocket measurement.

• Develop a protocol for comprehensive Phase I non-surgical periodontal therapy and for creating an effective maintenance program.

Note: This workshop is repeated; see Course Code S39.
The Intersection of Practicing Dentistry and Running a Business: For Newer Practitioners
9/14/2024 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
DENTIST

CE Credit: 2

Course Code: S49

Fee Member Dentist: $90

Fee Non Member Dentist: $155

Staff Fee: $71

Create a strong understanding of the basic skills and decisions necessary to run a small business, and how that intersects with your financial objectives and responsibilities. This session is intended to provide you with actionable information, with which to launch or continue your first 10 years in dentistry.

Learning Objectives :

• Recognize necessary workplace strategies for your employees or employer.

• Recognize business-owner strategies for building your practice.

• Establish personal strategies early in your career.

• Growing a successful practice balancing risk, managing cashflow and one's balance sheet
The Life Changing Impact of Dental Implants
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANT

CE Credit: 1

Course Code: O75

Intraoral periapical and bitewings along with panoramic radiographs are the most common imaging modalities in a dental practice. Participants will learn steps to troubleshoot errors and obtain the ideal intraoral and panoramic images. Using a case-based approach, placement and exposure errors will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

• Learn effective sensor placement and patient management.

• Understand the steps for an optimal panoramic radiograph.

• Self-assess radiographic errors and necessary steps to correct them.

This course meets the two-hour radiography review required by the OSDB for dental assistant radiographers.
The Modern-Day Root Canal: Let Our Technology Empower Us
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFF

CE Credit: 1

Course Code: O76

Dental photography can enhance a dentist’s work and can speed up and improve the overall quality of direct resin bonding operations. Getting the setup of photographs right and knowing how to apply the information in the images is critical to maximizing the use of this technology. The final result shows in the finished direct resin restoration, where techniques and case planning are shown.

Learning Objectives :

• What equipment is needed to achieve the best images.

• What strategies to employ to get different kinds of information from your photographs.

• Understanding how to create beautiful and functional direct resin restorations.
Why Emotional Intelligence is Key to Your Success
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFF

CE Credit: 2

Course Code: O77

In an environment where COVID and social conflict affect our daily lives, we may feel unable to find our ground inside and outside the workplace. As healthcare providers, all social and emotional awareness aspects are integral for career success, clinical efficacy, and self-fulfillment. This course will help you understand the importance of emotional intelligence as a dental professional, understand how to identify blind spots, and help understand how to rewrite feelings and reverse triggers, which will increase your impact both personally and professionally.

Learning Objectives

• Understand the importance of emotional intelligence to dental teams and connecting with patients.

• Recognize triggers, reactions, and emotions and trace them all to their source.

• Utilize emotional intelligence to redefine goals and create career fulfillment.
A Sickle Cell Smile: The Journey of a Sickle Cell Warrior
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFF

CE Credit: 2

Course Code: O78

We are winning the battle against cancer, which means that more people are living longer . . . and will need the help of their dentist! With increasing frequency, every dental practice will see patients undergoing cancer treatment and who are at risk of the side effects and sequelae of their care. In 2018, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry launched the Dental Oncology Clinic, geared to providing comprehensive care for cancer patients. The goal is to minimize the risks of dental care for patients undergoing cancer treatment, provide information and education for patients, their families and healthcare providers, and to enhance the quality of life for cancer patients. This course presents a compilation of the experience gained by that clinic, which will provide tools that can be used immediately in the care of patients. Materials that can become a reference manual for the practice in the assessment and treatment of oncology patients, will be available.

Learning Objectives :

• Understand the nature of dental oncology patients, including those undergoing radiation therapy, anti-resorptive therapy and immunosuppressive therapy.

• Have an appreciation for the value of proper consultation with other members of the cancer treatment team. Cancer-specific guidelines will be presented for effective consultation with our medical colleagues.

• Understand osteoradionecrosis (ORN) and medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ), including the dental implications of both conditions.
Turning Patient Questions into Opportunities: Creating Five-Star Communications for a One-Star World
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFF

CE Credit: 2

Course Code: O79

Throughout history, mankind has constantly been in search of a better way. A better way to travel. A better way to communicate. A better way to educate. Finding a better way requires a plan that involves mapping out one’s destination, setting a course, carving out a path, and ultimately paving the way. This program focuses on the innovations and advancements in remineralization products and technologies that will influence and change the delivery of care we provide to our patients tomorrow. In this 2-hour virtual course, we introduce suggested “Caries Risk Assessment” surveys to help identify individual patient risk level, and then mapping out a treatment plan that takes into consideration all factors that can influence the caries pattern and prevalence. We will look at the latest technologies to diagnose and reverse early caries. So, let’s pave the way to a caries-free practice.

Learning Objectives :

• Identify the need for implementing a Caries Risk Assessment for all patients in a practice.

• Compare the latest products engineered to deliver “calcium and phosphate” as well as the latest varnish products available.

• Define the mechanism of action and benefits of Silver Diamine Fluoride
Bioceramics and Endodontics: Understanding How This New Class of Innovative Materials has Created a Paradigm Shift in Endodontics
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFF

CE Credit: 2

Course Code: O80

This seminar will help everyone in the dental office understand and comply with the latest state and federal regulations affecting the practice of dentistry, while avoiding common areas of concern and non-compliance. The information-filled session will provide practical, cost-effective and realistic steps to take to keep your practice compliant.

Learning Objectives :

• Understand current regulatory issues impacting Ohio dental practices.

• Address regulatory compliance from a practical, practice management perspective.

• Meet OSHA’s annual exposure control training requirement.

This program fulfills the annual exposure control training requirement mandated by the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.
Staying On Top of Regulatory Compliance and OSHA Training
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFF

CE Credit: 2

Course Code: O81

Nearly every week the mainstream media has articles which discuss the connection between oral health and overall health. Patients and dentists alike are confused about what is fact and what is speculation. A review of evidence-based methodology and how to critically evaluate the literature will be discussed. This course will present the latest evidence supported by credible scientific studies to help dentists understand how oral health impacts general health and how systemic medical conditions impact oral health. An overview of the interrelationship between periodontal disease and COVID-19, diabetes, cardiovascular health, stroke, cancer, pregnancy, respiratory diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, and Alzheimer’s disease will be discussed.

Learning Objectives :

• Understand what systemic medical conditions impact periodontal and oral health.

• Critically appraise medical and dental literature to better understand evidence-based medicine and dentistry.

• Understand how periodontal disease and inflammation affect systemic medical conditions.
Antibiotics in Dentistry for the Practicing Clinician
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFF

CE Credit: 2

Course Code: O82

Whether your practice is considering serving Medicaid patients or is already a provider, this presentation will help you better participate in Ohio’s largest access-to-care program. Learn first-hand how to navigate the Medicaid program from a practice-management perspective. Topics to be covered include: program updates; Identifying program coverage and consumer eligibility; identifying resources that are available to assist dental offices. Presentations are planned from Ohio Department of Medicaid external business relations and program policy staff and practicing dentists who care for Medicaid covered individuals.

Learning Objectives

• Identify common Medicaid program mistakes and solutions.

• Identify available resources to help dental offices.

• Dispel myths associated with being a Medicaid provider.
Ohio Medicaid Update 2024
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFF

CE Credit: 2

Course Code: O83

A massive 93 percent increase in dental fees that took effect on January 1, 2024, has created a significant interest among dentists in participating in Ohio Medicaid. This presentation will help you better participate in Ohio’s largest access-to-care program. Learn practical steps on how to successfully incorporate Medicaid into an Ohio dental practice. Topics to be covered include: the state of Ohio’s Medicaid dental program; working with Ohio’s Medicaid HMOs; and identifying resources that are available to assist dental offices.

Learning Objectives :

• Identify common Medicaid program mistakes and solutions.

• Dispel myths associated with being a Medicaid provider.

• Identify available resources to help dental offices
Preparing for a Safe Program and Review of Basic Community-Based Procedures
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANT

CE Credit: 2

Course Code: O84

The first segment of the Oral Health Access Supervision Program (OHASP) course covers fluoride application, oral hygiene procedures, topical anesthetic application, Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF), and application of desensitizing agents. Infection control, basic life support and other series for patient safety in a community setting will be reviewed.

OHASP Course Objectives: i); j); k)

- Demonstrate knowledge of fluoride application and oral hygiene procedures in OHASP populations.

- Ability to set up appropriate screening centers in typically non-health care settings, including logistic and safety considerations.

- Demonstrate knowledge of proper infection control practices consistent with CDC ongoing and special COVID-19 related procedures and protocols.

The completion of this course, along with O85, O86 and O87 meets the Ohio State Dental Board’s (OSDB) educational requirement for dental hygienists to participate in the Oral Health Access Supervision Program (OHASP). This course was first available at the 2021 ODA Virtual Annual Session and repeated as online courses during the 2022 ODA Annual Session. If CE credit was provided to the attendee in 2022, this course will not qualify for additional OSDB continuing education credit during the current biennium.
Oral Health Access Supervision Program
DENTISTHYGIENIST

CE Credit: 8

Course Code: O84a

The completion of Course Codes O84, O85, O86 and O87 qualifies the dental hygienist to comply with provisions of the Oral Health Access Supervision Program (OHASP). The legislation provides the opportunity for dental hygienists to participate in certain oral health community-based preventive programs in relationship with a dentist and the ability to work without the dentist being present, as specified by the law. Dr. Paul Casamassimo introduces a panel of experts presenting the eight-hour program including Dr. Homa Amini, Dr. Steve Beetstra, Dr. Janice Townsend, Eric Richmond, Esq., Beth Noel, RDH; Dr. Erin Gross and Dr. Kimberly Hammersmith.

OHASP Course Objectives:

This course covers the elements of the OHASP educational requirement which ensures attendees will:

a) Understand the purpose and parameters of the statute and its implications for access to care.

b) Know the characteristics and health issues for persons with special health care needs including geriatric patients, patients with special health care needs, patients with developmental disabilities, and children with medical problems.

c) Be familiar with common oral conditions including those of hard and soft tissues.

d) Understand techniques to guide behavior in these settings.

e) Recognize significant medical issues and changes in a medical and dental history and in physical findings, including child abuse.

f) Have a working knowledge of procedures, record keeping and reporting characteristics for community-based programs, including photography, progress notes, and history-taking.

g) Be aware of ethical and legal considerations.

h) Measure blood pressure and pulse, and other vital signs effectively.

i) Demonstrate knowledge of fluoride application, oral hygiene procedures, topical anesthetic application, and application of desensitizing agents.

j) Provide adequate infection control in a community setting.

k) Position patients, provide basic life support activities, and other services for patient safety in a community setting

The completion of the four individual course segments meets the Ohio State Dental Board’s (OSDB) educational requirement for dental hygienists to participate in the Oral Health Access Supervision Program (OHASP). These courses were first available at the 2021 ODA Virtual Annual Session and repeated as online courses during the 2022 ODA Annual Session. If CE credit was provided to the attendee in 2022, these courses will not qualify for additional OSDB continuing education credit during the current biennium.
Special Populations in Community Settings
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFF

CE Credit: 2

Course Code: O85

The second segment of the Oral Health Access Supervision Program (OHASP) program covers the characteristics and health issues for persons with special health care needs, including geriatric patients, patients with special health care needs, patients with developmental disabilities, and children of all ages with medical problems. Information about how to guide behavior, provide restraint, and communicate with caregivers for behavior guidance will be addressed. Record keeping, reporting for community-based programs, photography, progress notes and history-taking will be discussed.

OHASP Course Objectives: b); d); e); h)

- Recognize the characteristics and health issues for persons with special health care needs from developmental and functional perspectives as related to provision of care.

- Understand the importance of thorough record keeping and progress notes relative to these populations, including communication with staff and family according to current professional and regulatory standards.

- Ability to monitor vital signs for patient safety throughout a procedure

The completion of this course, along with O84, O86 and O87 meets the Ohio State Dental Board’s (OSDB) educational requirement for dental hygienists to participate in the Oral Health Access Supervision Program (OHASP). This course was first available at the 2021 ODA Virtual Annual Session and repeated as online courses during the 2022 ODA Annual Session. If CE credit was provided to the attendee in 2022, these courses will not qualify for additional OSDB continuing education credit during the current biennium.
Health Considerations in a Community Setting
DENTISTHYGIENISTASSISTANTOFFICE MANAGEROFFICE STAFF

CE Credit: 2

Course Code: O86

The third segment of the Oral Health Access Supervision Program (OHASP) course covers how to recognize significant medical issues and changes in a medical and dental history and in physical findings, including child abuse. How to interpret medical history to identify diagnosis will be explained. Record keeping, reporting for community-based programs, photography, progress notes and history-taking will be discussed. Common oral conditions including those involving hard and soft tissues will be discussed. Normal and abnormal oral lesions will be reviewed.

OHASP Course Objectives: c); e); f)

- Ability to recognize changes in medical and dental history in children, adolescents, and adults in OHASP populations.

- Recognize common oral conditions including those of hard and soft tissues and their management in special settings.

- Understand the importance of thorough record keeping and progress notes relative to current federal, state, and professional guidance.

The completion of this course, along with O84, O85 and O87 meets the Ohio State Dental Board’s (OSDB) educational requirement for dental hygienists to participate in the Oral Health Access Supervision Program (OHASP). This course was first available at the 2021 ODA Virtual Annual Session and repeated as online courses during the 2022 ODA Annual Session. If CE credit was provided to the attendee in 2022, these courses will not qualify for additional OSDB continuing education credit during the current biennium.
The Law and Additional Considerations
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CE Credit: 2

Course Code: O87

The fourth segment of the Oral Health Access Supervision Program (OHASP) course covers infection control, basic life support and other series for patient safety in a community setting. Ethical and legal considerations for providing services under the Oral Health Access Supervision Program, telehealth, and mobile care will be reviewed.

OHASP Course Objectives: a); g); k); f)

- Demonstrate knowledge of the new Ohio Telehealth Bill.

- Understand ethical and legal issues under OHASP.

- Comply with other requirements of OHASP such as medical emergencies education and BLS certification.

- Be familiar with newer regulations regarding safety and care in residential facilities.

- Understand new rules on record availability to families.

The completion of this course, along with O84, O85 and O86 meets the Ohio State Dental Board’s (OSDB) educational requirement for dental hygienists to participate in the Oral Health Access Supervision Program (OHASP). This course was first available at the 2021 ODA Virtual Annual Session and repeated as online courses during the 2022 ODA Annual Session. If CE credit was provided to the attendee in 2022, these courses will not qualify for additional OSDB continuing education credit during the current biennium.

Questions? Contact the ODA at (614) 486-2700 or email us using the link below.