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Annual Session : 2016 CE Speakers
(Only those who provided handouts will have links next to their CE course)


Thursday, May 12
 
Mr. Chuck Underwood is the founder and president of the Ohio-based consulting firm, The Generational Imperative. He has been studying generational dynamics for more than a quarter-century and is one of the pioneering scholars in this field. He is the host of the national-television series on PBS, America's Generations With Chuck Underwood.
 
8:00-9:00 am, Keynote Address: "The Generational Imperative". For the first time in U.S. history, there are five living generations of Americans. Each generation is defined by the unique core values that guide its decisions as consumers, workers, family members, and citizens. And the field of Generational Study is now in place to help us to understand and effectively deal with the G.I. Generation, Silent Generation, Boomers, GenX, and Millennials: as our employees, patients and family members, vendors, and members of our communities. In this keynote address, Mr. Underwood will introduce us to America's Generations and explain how generational dynamics disrupt--usually in a good way--the American marketplace and workplace.
 
9:30-11:30 am: "Generational Workforce Diversity". Three, and sometimes four, unique generations work in America's dental practices. Each generation brings to the job unique workplace values, attitudes, skills, strengths, weaknesses, and preferences for the way they work and are managed. In this session, Mr. Underwood will introduce each generation and then discuss with us the best ways for us to celebrate our generational diversity and create intergenerational understanding, acceptance, harmony, and teamwork amongst all employees.
 
1:00-4:00 pm: "Generational Patient Care and Customer Service Strategy". This session extends Mr. Underwood's prior session into the arena of patient care and customer service. Each generation possesses unique expectations, preferences, and needs for the patient care and customer service they receive from us. As Mr. Underwood will explain, we must all develop a Generational Gearbox, which will enable us to shift gears smoothly and instantly when dealing with our patients and their family members from one generation to the next.
 
Dr. J. Bruce Bavitz graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1984 and completed his Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Residency in Pittsburg in 1988. He is currently that Merritt C. Pederson Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Surgical Specialties at the University of NE College of Dentistry. Dr. Bavitz has a United States patent on a dental implant aligning device. He is currently the coordinating editor for Practical Reviews in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and serves as a reviewer for multiple implant and oral surgery journals. His primary area of research and publishing involves the surgical anatomy of the jaws and alveolar bone reconstruction.
 
9:30 am-12:00 pm and 1:00-4:30 pm: "Advancements in Local Anesthesia, Sedation and Oral Surgery". This six-hour course will update the dental team on recent advancements in local anesthesia including new agents, buffering, and the potentially game changing intranasal technique. Novel techniques involving sedation will also be reviewed such as using capnography; modern sedative drug protocols will also be discussed. Finally, contemporary oral surgery procedures such as socket preservation and coronectomies will be highlighted, while also discussing the medical subplots produced by the new oral anticoagulants and antiresorptive agents.
 
Dr. Bill Simon's 30-year dental career has included its share of challenging situations. Starting as an associate in a run-down Medicaid practice, Dr. Simon grew to become the sole owner of two highly successful multi-doctor practices. His experience includes six build outs, nine locations, six space-sharing arrangements, one practice acquisition and over 25 associates. He experienced a lost lease, an embezzlement scheme, robbery at gun point, and a major fire after which the team worked out of three offices before settling into an abandoned dental office while he rebuilt. The fourth month after the fire, Dr. Simon's practice had the best production month in practice history. These experiences, coupled with Dr. Simon's passion to help young dentists succeed, have inspired him to speak to and mentor new dentists. Sharing experiences and imparting lessons in leadership, communication and practice management principles, Dr. Simon encourages both new dentists and dental students with the knowledge and hope they need to allay their fears and facilitate their success.
 
9:30-11:30 am and 1:30-3:30 pm: "What New Dentists Want to Know". Designed for the new dentist--in the first ten years of practice--this course offers an entertaining and informative look at the ever changing world of private practice dentistry. Objectives include: Historical perspective on dentistry; Associateship vs. Ownership; Practice management; Financial planning; The role of the office manager in practice success; Marketing; New technology; Office design and buildout; Choosing a dental laboratory; Referring to specialists; Tools for success; Leadership; and Pearls of wisdom.
 
Friday, May 13
 
Dr. Jerry Long, a graduate of the University of Texas Dental Branch/Houston, began his professional career as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force Dental Corps. In 1968 he returned to Houston to enter private practice. Upon his retirement after 46 years of private practice, Dr. Long became a part time faculty member at the University of Texas School of Dentistry/Houston, and is currently involved in career and practice consulting as Co-Director of the Professional Resource Center.
 
8:00-11:30 am: "New Rules--Same Game!, A Success Formula for Incorporating Ethics, Professionalism, and Profit Into the Modern Dental Practice". Dentistry in America was built on the foundations of education, professionalism, ethics, and profit. Can these basic elements continue to co-exist in the business models of modern dental practices? This presentation is constructed on the premise that dentistry is a health profession that can benefit by adopting proven business systems to enhance profits, while preserving the ethical foundation of a respected healthcare profession. Six unique factors comprising "The Formula for Dental Practice Success" will be introduced and thoroughly discussed, including how these measures must intersect with ethical decisions and leadership in their successful utilization.
 
1:00-4:00 pm: "The New Dental Economy: What Dentists Must Understand to Maintain Professionalism and Survive Emerging Practice Trends". In this presentation, the latest trends and statistics on the prevailing market forces affecting the dental profession will be discussed, including governmental and private third party payers, emerging practice models, and patient expectations-where the profession is now, and how to establish a business model for success that will flourish throughout one's career. Why do some hotels, restaurants and airlines prosper and endure, while others just exist? Probably for many of the same reasons there are successful dentists, and others who always struggle--even in a strong economy. Learn how corporate America has developed "branding" to ensure success in changing market environments, and how dentists can "bullet-proof" their practices, through ethical branding, to prosper in the new economy. A game plan for choosing between three successful practice "brands" will be discussed, including the "destination practice", as well as the role of the new patient experience in all types of health profession business models. 
 
Dr. Jim Jenkins graduated from the University of NE College of Dentistry in 1984. He practiced general dentistry privately and taught at the dental college on a part time basis until 2002, when he accepted a full time faculty position in the Adult Restorative Dentistry Department at the University of NE College of Dentistry. Dr. Jenkins is currently the Assistant Dean of Advanced Clinical Practice at the university. He is a member of the Nebraska Dental Forensic Team.
 
8:00-9:30 am: "Forensic Odontology". Objectives of the seminar include: How deceased individuals are identified by means of forensic dentistry; How dental records are used in identification of a deceased individual and the importance of good record keeping in the dental office; and, How forensic dentistry aided in victim identification at the Oklahoma City bombing and 9/11. This seminar is appropriate for dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants.
 
10:00-11:30 am: "Methamphetamine--Nothing to Meth Around With". Objectives of the seminar include: Methamphetamine abuse and the resulting dental problems that can occur; Where meth comes from, how it is used, and the results dentists and hygienists can see clinically in their patients; Proper care for these patients; Statistics and trends of meth use; and, How the dental professional can play a key role in helping these patients.
 
Mary Govoni brings over 40 years of experience in dentistry to the team. She is a Certified Dental Assistant, a Registered Dental Assistant (MI) and a Registered Dental Hygienist, with experience in general and specialty practices both clinically and as an administrator. Ms. Govoni is a former dental assisting educator and was a partner in a successful dental staffing service. For the past 20 years, Ms. Govoni has focused on speaking and consulting with dental teams on OSHA compliance, ergonomics, chairside efficiency and team communication and development. Recently she has added HIPAA compliance and employment law compliance to her areas of expertise.
 
8:00-11:30 am: "Maximizing Dental Practice Efficiency From the Front Desk to the Back Door". A comprehensive review of current practices in managing patient flow, enhancing productivity and increasing profitability. Topics include incorporating time-saving technology for patient communication, case acceptance and patient retention, organization techniques, scheduling for maximum productivity, efficient work flow in the clinical areas and working smarter--not harder. Participants will learn: How to evaluate the efficiency of current practices in the business and clinical areas of the practice; Scheduling techniques that increase efficiency and productivity; and How to incorporate technology to increase efficiency.
 
1:00-4:00 pm: "What's New With OSHA and Infection Control?". This course is designed to assist dental teams in meeting the requirements for an annual update on infection control and other safety regulations. The most up-to-date information will be discussed on infection control protocols, CDC guidelines, vaccinations for health care workers, record-keeping and training requirements and other work-related safety information. Participants will learn to: Identify key compliance issues for infection control and hazard community in dental practices; Implement effective compliance strategies; and, Evaluate required documentation for OSHA compliance.
 
Saturday, May 14
 
Dr. Ronald Riggins is a graduate of the University of Iowa and Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. He completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency with the United States Army. He practices general dentistry in Moline, IL. Dr. Riggins has been a member of the ADA's Council on dental Benefit Programs since 2011. He is currently the chair of the Council and the chair of the Code Maintenance Committee. Dr. Riggins speaks frequently on coding and dental benefits.
 
9:00-11:30 am: "Optimize Your Practice: Understanding Dental Benefits, the CDT Code and More". Accurate and consistent procedure reporting on claim forms and understanding how dental benefits impact your practice and patients are hallmarks of a successful office. Familiarity with the Code on Dental Procedures & Nomenclature (CDT Code) enables you to document dental services, as well as recognize claim and adjudication errors. Understanding dental benefits enables you to predict common areas of tension with you, your patients and their dental benefits. Upon completion of this seminar, participants should be able to: Identify changes and how to use new, revised and continuing procedure codes; Understand the CDT Code maintenance process, and how to submit their own change request; Recognize procedure codes used to document and report common clinical scenarios; Understand differences in dental claim and medical claim completion; and Recognize possible inappropriate CDT Code use, or misuse, by third-party payers, especially in claim adjudication.


Dr. Michael Sesemann received his dental degree in 1981 from the University of NE College of Dentistry. In addition to being in private practice, he enjoys being a Clinical Instructor and a member of the Advisory Board for the Kois Center. Dr. Sesemann is also a faculty member of the Beverly Hills Institute of Dental Esthetics and is an adjunct faculty member for the University of NE College of Dentistry. As founder of the Nebraska Institute of Comprehensive Dentistry, Dr. Sesemann strives to achieve a predictable synergy between esthetics and function.
 
8:00 am-12:00 pm: "Oral Art and Design: the Synergy of Esthetics and Function". This lecture will explore a vast array of functional esthetic techniques that help define proven systems for predictable success when designing and completing the comprehensive restorative case, especially when esthetics are of paramount importance to the patient. Objectives include: Learn the major components for diagnosing and achieving a successful result in complex esthetic and restorative treatment plans; Learn how to effectively and efficiently take precise data that allows the restorative team to diagnose, treatment plan and treat the challenging esthetic and/or functional case; and, Case studies will be presented to illustrate that predictable esthetic dental treatment can and must be combined with sound functional principles for ultimate restorative success.
 
1:30-4:30 pm: "Material Selection in the 21st Century Esthetic Dental Practice". Critical to the success of any esthetic dental treatment is the appropriate selection of the proper restorative material. Selection of the best restorative  material not only involves the potential for optimal properties but also requires an analysis of biologic and functional criteria. Objectives include: How to select the best indirect restorative material for a given situation in order to satisfy objectives of optimal esthetics, satisfactory strength requirements and biologic compatibility; Learn when to utilize total-etch bonding protocols or self-etch applications for the best results; Discover when and where CAD-CAM materials can be utilized in a superior manner over traditional restorative choices; and, Learn how new, patented composite technologies have transformed the optimal posterior direct composite protocol.
 
Dr. Patrick Vezeau received his DDS degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. He earned his Master of Science degree while undertaking residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He then practiced oral and maxillofacial surgery in the Quad Cities, IA for 11 years, during which time he served as an adjunct professor in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. Dr. Vezeau joined Oral Surgery Associates in Dakota Dunes, SD in 2003.
Dr. Jeffrey Dean is a graduate of Creighton University School of Dentistry and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed an oral maxillofacial surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern/Parkland Memorial Hospital. Dr. Dean was in private practice in Southeastern Idaho for thirteen years and prior to joining Oral Surgery Associates in Dakota Dunes, SD he was an Associate Professor and Program Director for the Oral Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Loma Linda University in Southern CA.
 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm: "Sedation & Anesthesia Monitoring in the Dental Practice". This 8-hour seminar covers the general principles of patient care during mild, moderate, and deep sedation. The content is designed for auxiliary healthcare providers (HCP) and includes preoperative assessment, pharmacology, management of pediatric patients, geriatric patients, and management of complications. There is an additional charge of $500 to attend this session.


Annual Session : 2015 CE Speakers
(Only those who provided handouts will have links next to their CE course)
 
Thursday, May 14
 
Ms. Eva Grayzel, a nationally recognized Master Storyteller and performance artist, was diagnosed at age 33 with stage IV oral cancer and given a 15% chance of survival. After regaining her deep vibrant voice, Eva applied her stage skills to communicate the depth of her experience in a unique and powerful way. For over a decade, Eva's programs have captivated dental professionals worldwide using story as a catalyst for change. A champion for early detection, Eva founded the Six-Step Screening oral cancer awareness campaign for which she was recognized by the American Academy of Oral Medicine. Eva is the author of two children's book, "Mr. C Plays Hide & Seek" and "Mr. C the Globetrotter" in the Talk4Hope Family Book Series. 

8:00-9:00 am: "Tongue-Tied: A Story NOT Silenced by Oral Cancer". One American dies every hour of every day from oral cancer. Eva Grayzel came close to being the 'one' in this statistic. The riveting details of Eva's delayed diagnosis stimulate thinking about enhanced patient care and education. Eloquent and engaging, Eva reveals the devastating effects of treatment, driving listeners to take responsibility for early detection. Putting a face to the disease, Eva inspires audiences with her firsthand account of hardships unanticipated and overcome; courage unknown and discovered; a mother's love tested and triumphant. Eva speaks from heart to heart: audiences don't just hear her story, they experience it. Objectives: Integrate oral cancer screenings with education; Optimize screening techniques and patient care; Motivate passion to save lives via early detection. Click here for handout. 1 clinical CE.

9:30-11:30 am: "Ignite the Power in Story to Educate, Engage and Persuade". How do you build your client base and increase commitment to products and services? It's all in the story! Facts and figures alone don't engage attention or influence change. Tap the power of story to evoke a connection, build relationships and foster patient loyalty. Optimize the patient experience through education using stories that teach, not preach. In this thought-provoking program, attendees are challenged to find the story that exemplifies their values and showcases what makes them stand out among the competition. Objectives: Use story as a tool to increase success; Promote your practice's strengths using story; Communicate the value of services with story. 2 clinical CE.

Ms. Nancy Dewhirst
graduated from, and was a clinical instructor in Dental Hygiene at University of Southern California and teaches Oral Pathology, Preventive Dentistry and Infection Control at West Coast University Department of Dental Hygiene. She is a nationally recognized speaker, author and consultant, focusing on infectious diseases, clinical safety, instrument sharpening, ergonomics and preventive dentistry. Ms Dewhirst is a "top 100 U.S. Speaker", and is on the California Dental Association, ADA and OSAP Speaker's/Consultant's Bureaus. Ms Dewhirst is an experienced author of journal articles, has contributed to textbook chapters and guidelines such as the 2009 ADA Infection Control Wall Poster, CE courses, newsletters, product literature and website content.
 
9:30 am-12:00 pm: "Annual OSHA Update and Training: Keeping It Real". Based on science, but grounded in clinical reality, this course reviews and updates OSHA-required training topics for ordinary and extraordinary situations, including general safety issues such as physical and chemical risks, and infectious disease transmission and control. Patient screening for aerosol transmitted diseases (ATD's), transmission-based precautions for infectious individuals, and Standard Precautions are presented. A lively mix of activities, demonstrations, stories, prizes and products keep this class engaging and "real". 2.5 clinical/university CE. For handouts, click here, click here, click here, click here, and click here.
 
1:30-4:00 pm: "Emerging Diseases & Infection Control". 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. 2.5 clinical/university CE. Same handouts as "OSHA".
 
Dr. Hamid Shafie received his certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Prosthodontics from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He is the director of postdoctoral implant training at Washington Hospital Center Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Shafie currently is the President of the American Institute of Implant Dentistry, a not-for-profit teaching institution, in Washington DC. In addition, Dr. Shafie is the author of the best selling text book on Implant Supported Overdentures published by Wiley-Blackwell. He lectures nationally and internationally about innovative aspects of implant dentistry and is renowned for his unique way of making implant dentistry fun to learn for both specialists and general dentists.
 
9:30 am-12:00 pm: "Principles of Attachment Selection for Implant Supported Overdenture". Traditionally, surgeons place multiple implants for fully edentulous patients and then dentists would fabricate the overdenture according to the existing implants. Attachment assemblies perform optimally and last longer if implants are placed within specific distances and locations. The main objective of this course is giving a comprehensive guideline for treatment planning and design of an implant supported overdenture based on two stage treatment protocol. This course is geared toward dentists only. 3.5 clinical/university CE. Dr. Shafie does not have handouts, but he will be referring to this book: click here.
 
1:00 pm -3:30 pm: "Review of Implant Placement and Loading for Fully Edentolous Patients: Selection Criteria for Immediate vs. Traditional Loading". Traditional, two-stage implant therapy combined with delayed load concepts has become less popular among patients and clinicians because of multiple surgeries, prolonged course of treatment and high expenses. New generation of implants offer totally different geometries at the Macro, Micro and Nano level compared to the older machined titanium screws of 30 years ago. This generation has opened a new horizon in implant therapy. During this course current trends and various immediate load modalities for the edentulous will be shared with participants. 2.5 clinical/university CE. Dr. Shafie does not have handouts, but he will be referring to this book: click here.
 
Dr. Paul Glassman is Professor of Dental Practice, Director of Community Oral Health, and Director of the Pacific Center for Special Care at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He is also Director of the California Statewide Task Force on Oral Health for People with Disabilities and Aging Californians. Dr. Glassman has been prominent in advocacy efforts on a state and national level for health system reform to improve oral health systems for a wide variety of underserved groups.
 
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm: "Treating People With Developmental and Other Disabilities" Are you unsure about how to treat people with developmental and other disabilities? Find out how. Understand the implications of these conditions for dental treatment. Learn about treatment planning, prevention, clinical tips and tracks, and social and legal considerations. Learn about delivery systems to connect dental care with locations and organizations that serve people with special needs. Learn how you can have a more rewarding life as an oral health professional by incorporating people with special needs into your practice.
 
 
Friday, May 15
 
Ms. Nancy Dewhirst (see bio above)
 
8:00 am -11:30am: "Lesions & Lifestyles: Oral Pathology Review and Update for Auxiliaries". This participation seminar is a review of oral pathology for dental auxiliaries, using case studies and patient histories to "tell the stories" of conditions that present as "abnormal", or "suspicious". The conditions are presented according to how they appear clinically. Interactive processes are used to arrive at a differential diagnosis for each case, and assessment/diagnostic strategies and technology are discussed. Attendees practice using oral diagnostic/assessment technologies to enhance visualization of suspected lesions. Based on overviews given in the seminar and case presentations, groups may collaborate to "solve" cases. 3.5 clinical/university CE. For handouts, click here and click here.
 
1:30 pm-4:00 pm: "Ergonomics: The Art of Balanced Forces". Dental ergonomic concerns and strategies are discussed. Repetitive motion, awkward positions, and forceful traumatic movements may add up to lost careers. Underlying anatomy, causes 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. 2.5 clinical/university CE. For handouts, click here.
 
Dr. Corky Willhite has achieved Fellowship in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Society. He has served on the AACD Board of Governors and as an Examiner for Accreditation. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at LSU School of Dentistry. With a private practice limited to cosmetic dentistry, he has enjoyed having the opportunity to share his knowledge on cosmetic dentistry with colleagues through published articles and lectures around the world. His experience is based on a dedication to the belief that "excellence" and "esthetics" are not only compatible, but can take dentistry to a new level of satisfaction and success.
 
8:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:30 pm-3:30 pm: "Composite Bonding: The Ultimate Esthetics Course". Freehand composite restorations provide the most versatile technique available for making minor or major changes in dental appearance. With proper technique, their function and longevity rivals porcelain while providing benefits other materials can't match. So why are so few dentists maximizing this potential? A dentist's success with basic operative restorations doesn't always translate into success with more complex freehand restorations and full resin veneers. A trial-and-error learning curve isn't cost-effective for busy offices to master this technique. This comprehensive seminar will benefit each attendee by sharing an organized step-by-step approach that includes operative technique as well as vital diagnostic and marketing skills to achieve "Ultimate Esthetics" with composite bonding. 6.5 clinical/university CE. For handout, click here.
 
Saturday, May 16
 
Dr. Mark Jurkovich is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He received his Master in Business Administration from the Carlson School at the U of MN and more recently completed his Masters in Health Informatics at the University's Institute for Health Informatics. Along with providing direct patient care throughout his career, Dr. Jurkovich has managed and consulted with third parties and practice management software vendors. 
 
8:00 am-11:30am: "Electronic Dental Records: How Do I Get There and Why Should I Go?". Electronic health records are helping clinicians provide better care for their patients, improving outcomes, and improving patient communication, all while enhancing efficiency of the clinic. Learn how Electronic Dental Records can allow you to individualize your patient care, more effectively keep in touch with patients, and truly keep you ahead of the dramatic changes taking place in our health care environment. This half day presentation uses stories, examples, and identifies tools available today and coming soon that can help you better help your patients, regardless of how close to "paperless" your clinic might be. 3.5 practice management CE. For handout, click here.
 
Dr. John Graeber is the most experienced Diode laser trainer in North America, having presented for more than 18 years on Diode Lasers. He is a certified Laser Educator and President-elect of the Academy of Laser Dentistry.
 
8:00 am-11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm: "Clinical Applications of Diode Lasers". This program will focus on the myriad of clinical applications of Diode dental lasers. Diode lasers are the laser of choice of general dentists for soft tissue alteration in all areas of dentistry. From replacement of packing cord in impression procedures to removing lesions in the oral cavity, diodes made these procedures easier for both doctor and patient. This course will cover Laser science basics, safe use protocols, case presentation and technique micro-videos of real patient applications. 6.5 clinical/university CE.

Dr. Patrick Vezeau received his DDS degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. He earned his Master of Science degree while undertaking residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He then practiced oral and maxillofacial surgery in the Quad Cities, IA for 11 years, during which time he served as an adjunct professor in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. Dr. Vezeau joined Oral Surgery Associates in Dakota Dunes, SD in 2003.
Dr. Jeffrey Dean is a graduate of Creighton University School of Dentistry and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed an oral maxillofacial surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern/Parkland Memorial Hospital. Dr. Dean was in private practice in Southeastern Idaho for thirteen years and prior to joining Oral Surgery Associates in Dakota Dunes, SD he was an Associate Professor and Program Director for the Oral Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Loma Linda University in Southern CA.
 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm: "Sedation & Anesthesia Monitoring in the Dental Practice". This 8-hour seminar covers the general principles of patient care during mild, moderate, and deep sedation. The content is designed for auxiliary healthcare providers (HCP) and includes preoperative assessment, pharmacology, management of pediatric patients, geriatric patients, and management of complications. There is an additional charge of $500 to attend this session.

SDDA News

2016 Legislative Session 
 

House Bill 1104 would allow more flexibility in the way dentists supervise dental hygienists working under collaborative supervision and strikes the special exemption given to Delta Dental two years ago for their pilot project on the Reservations.    

The bill adds the term “oral health review” to the Dental Practice Act defining it as a “limited assessment of a person's oral health through a dentist's review of dental and medical history following a limited clinical inspection by a dental hygienist working under collaborative supervision.”