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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.


Event Benefits Children of the Sioux Falls Area

A charitable dental event hosted by the Southeastern District Dental Society provided free dental care to 109 children from the Sioux Falls area.  More than $145,000 of chartable dental care was provide by 50 area dentists and dental office staff.  An additional 50 non-clinical volunteers also helped at the event.  Major sponsors of the event include the Sioux Empire United Way, Delta Dental Foundation, Henry Schein and the South Dakota Dental Foundation.