Annual Session : 2013 CE Speakers
Dr. John Molinari
Dr. Molinari is currently Director of Infection Control for THE DENTAL ADVISOR in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Previously, he served for 32 years at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry as Professor and Chairman of the Dept. of Biomedical Sciences and Director of Infection Control. He continues to teach dental auxiliary students in the areas of infectious diseases and infection control.
"Infection Control: That Thing You Do Why Do You Do It?"
: This seminar will discuss the most current infection control regulations and recommendations for dentistry. The most current CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dentistry
, along with the recent OSHA updates and accumulated data regarding health care risks, vaccinations, and preventive measures, will serve as frameworks for this presentation. The most recent evidence-based information also will be discussed to address certain issues where perceptions and misuse of infection control procedures and products are in conflict with scientific and clinical knowledge. Thus, a major goal of this presentation is to help dental professionals increase their understanding of the “why” as well as the “what” of infection control practices. 2 clinical CE. Handouts Click Here
"Allergic Patients and Dental Care Providers: Practice Implications”
Upon completion of this course, the participant should understand that virtually every chemical, drug and dental material employed in the dental office has been known to induce allergic reactions in both clinical personnel and patients. Clinicians should be prepared for the potential hazards these individuals present during dental treatment. Comprehension of the classes of hypersensitive reactions, clinical manifestations, and principles associated with development and treatment of allergies are thus required for the effective management of patients. Discussion will also include immunological mechanisms and manifestations of allergic reactions associated with latex components and products, as well as evolving prevention strategies. 3 clinical CE.Handouts Click Here
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dr. Zuckerberg is a 1978 graduate of New York University College of Dentistry. He completed a general practice residency at the Brooklyn V.A. Hospital in 1979 and received advanced training in Oral Surgery, Periodontics, Endodontics and Prosthetics. In 1984, Dr. Zuckerberg received a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (F.A.G.D.) recognizing his superior achievements in post-graduate continuing education.
"Social Media is Here to Stay: How to Best Market Your Practice in the 21st Century": Participants will learn the ins and outs of social media marketing with heavy emphasis on Facebook Business Pages. Topics will include how to get more “Likes” for your business page, techniques for posting content that engages your fans and how to promote and advertise your practice at a fraction of the cost of your current yellow page and direct mail campaigns. 3 practice management CE.
Mr. V.J. Smith
Mr. Smith is a 1978 graduate of SDSU, then spent a decade of the 1980s working for the Allied Signal Aerospace Company in Kansas City, MO. He returned to his alma mater in 1990 to serve as Assistant Athletic Director, then was appointed Executive Director of the SDSU Alumni Association in 1996 and resigned from that position in January, 2007. Mr. Smith has been a professional speaker for more than a decade. He travels thoughout the United States and Canada.
"The Richest Man in Town: This talk is based on the life of 'Marty', a wonderful man who ran a cash register at Wal-mart. He was considered rich because he was loved and respected, but most of all, he was content with every aspect of his life, no regrets. Marty's simple philosophies show what happens when you take the time to be kind and compassionate. All that you give, you get back, and more. Audience members will go on an emotional roller coaster ride...guaranteed.
Dr. Lou Graham
Dr. Graham is a graduate of Emory Dental School. He is the former Dental Director of the University of Chicago’s Department of Dentistry. Dr. Graham is the founder of the Catapult Group, a continuing education company whose philosophy and programs use contemporary, interactive formats to integrate time-proven conservative dentistry with 21st century materials and techniques. He also enjoys providing dental care at his multi-specialty private practice group.
"Updates in Direct Restorative Dentistry": With life expectancies now approaching 80-95 years of age, it becomes our responsibility as oral health care providers to approach our patients with the most conservative restorations and maximize tooth structure. This course is about how to create long-lasting direct composite restorations and the essential steps that must be incorporated into the process. The changes in materials have been profound and this course will present casework for all classes of restorations with the latest research and materials presented. 4 clinical CE.
"Advancements in Indirect Adhesive Dentistry” The advancements in fixed prosthetics continue to advance at lightning speeds. Gone are the days of traditional PFM’s and Gold and now we have fantastic options in ALL-CERAMIC restorations that truly maximize strength and esthetics for our patients. Understanding these materials allows us to treatment plan every patient and every preparation individually on what is best for the long term. This course will present a step-by-step approach to diagnosis and treatment for their patients. 4 clinical CE.
Ms. Marsha Freeman
Ms. Freeman is a recognized speaker/presenter, author, dental management consultant, and SOPs specialist with over 30 years of experience in dentistry. She holds a master’s degree in Organizational Management and a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Psychology.
"Personalities: Yours, Mine, Theirs, and What to do About it!"
: Participants will be able to take home fascinating information that you will discover about yourself, your teammates, and everyone else in your life. Have fun exploring how we are alike, how we are different, and what practical relationship techniques we can use to bridge the gaps when our differences cause us problems. Ultimately understand, appreciate, and embrace the diversity of your team to reach your common goals and to improve your work environment. 3 clinical CE.Click Here For Handouts
“Team Systems That Work”
: Participants will learn a systematic approach to unlock the power of your team by using proven conflict resolution and problem solving techniques that will dramatically improve your daily communication and turn “gripe sessions” into productive team meetings. As a finale, Ms. Freeman will help you create a team agreement that will support your commitment to each other with sound, practical behaviors and systems. 4 clinical CE.Click Here For Handouts
Ms. Jennifer Nehl
Ms. Nehl, the Education Director for Wyoming Ag in the Classroom, lives in Sundance, WY. She has a Master's degree in Education Leadership with K-12 Administrative endorsement and holds a B.S. in Secondary Language Arts and K-12 Music Education. Ms. Nehl possesses a deep passion to do what is best for kids--ALL KIDS!
"A Framework for Understanding the Poverty Mindset": This course is based on the work of Dr. Ruby Payne. Poverty impacts human behavior and in order to better address the needs, behaviors, and learning styles of children and parents from poverty, it is important to first understand poverty and the prevalence of poverty throughout the U.S. As we discuss issues of poverty in this session, consider the following questions: what does the term "poverty" mean to your practice? How would you explain the term "poverty" to someone you know? Do you wonder why some of your patients have difficulty paying their bills, yet they carry the latest cell phone or wear designer clothes? We will discuss the cognitive research addressing poverty as a mindset rather than a monetary state. Though Dr. Payne offers a tremendous amount of support and strategies for and community interventions, we will review behavioral strategies when discussing the importance of preventative care, treatment and payment with patients possessing a poverty mindset. You will leave the session with strategies and processes that will create a positive change in the climate and culture in your practice and help to build relationships with your clientele base. 4 practice management CE.
Terry Friend, CNM, MSN
Ms. Friend is a primary provider for IHS, focusing on women's health with an emphasis on prenatal treatment and medications for the pregnant patient.
"Dental Treatment & Medications for the Pregnant Patient": This presentation will present both treatment and medication considerations for all stages of pregnancy. Interesting facts regarding dental radiographs, aspirin, etc. for all stages of pregnancy will be discussed. A question and answer period will be included.
Dr. John Zimmer
Dr. Zimmer is a graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry and pediatric dental residency from the U of NE Medical Center. He has served for the IHS since 1985.
"Caries Management in Early Childhood": This course will review the indications, contra-indications and clinical techniques for Interim Therapeutic Restorations (ITR) in the young patient.
Dr. Robert Lowe
Dr. Lowe received his DDS degree from Loyola University in 1982, has maintained a full-time practice for 30 years, and is a world recognized teacher and clinician. He taught for 10 years at Loyola University School of Dentistry and has received Fellowships in the AGD, ICD, ADI and ACD.
"Aesthetic Overhaul from Basic to Cutting Edge": Learn clinical tips to create the proper amount of tooth reduction for a variety of today’s all ceramic and porcelain to metal restorative alternatives. Are “No-Prep” veneers a possibility with today’s aesthetic materials? Provisionalization for various single and multiple unit situations as well as diagnostic provisionalization for esthetic and functionally challenging cases will also be discussed. Impression making, what constitutes a “perfect” impression? Management of the soft tissue is the key that unlocks the perfect impression! Finally, it is important to also understand a predictable rational for cementation. Learn about new “smart” cements that integrate and become part of the dentin matrix, as well as occlusal adjustment and finishing of the case. This course will detail in a step-by-step fashion techniques to elevate your level of restorative dentistry immediately! 3 clinical CE.
“Clinical Treatment Planning and Problem Solving – When It Doesn’t Go By The Book”: In this technique-filled seminar, Dr. Lowe will discuss techniques you can use to refine your clinical skills to a level that will help you create consistent quality and offer more potential treatment solutions for the patient. New technologies, such as dental lasers, computerized shade matching, and digital impression making will be discussed along with how implementation of these technologies can help the “bottom line” of your practice. Learn techniques to correct tooth and jaw malpositions when orthognathic and/or orthodontics is ruled out as a treatment option. Creative ways to handle clinical situations “that don’t necessarily follow the textbook”, will help the practitioner out of situations that can waste time and money, let alone avert a clinical failure! 3 clinical CE.