2022 Program Schedule

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Wednesday, May 11 PM Courses

FEE: $95 | CODE: W1AB | 5 CEUs | Audience: D

Presented by Avinash Bidra, DDS, MS,FACP

Fixed implant-supported prostheses have gained tremendous popularity over the years. It is necessary to treat each patient uniquely and avoid using a generic or a similar design of fixed prosthesis for all patients. This presentation will focus on a systematic method of diagnosis and treatment planning that helps to categorize patients seeking fixed prostheses into 4 classes based on the amount of tissue loss, position of anterior teeth in relation to residual ridge, type of smile, need for lip support and need for gingival prosthesis. Additional practical considerations related to surgeries, choice of biomaterial, treatment cost, practice overheads, professional and at-home maintenance will be presented.

Learning Objectives

  • Diagnose & treatment plan patients using 4 key areas of treatment planning
  • Understand when lip support is needed
  • Clinically differentiate when gingival prosthesis is needed
  • Management of edentulous gummy smile patients
  • Understand professional and at home maintenance protocols for patients with fixed implant supported prosthesis

Support for this program is provided by

FEE: $40 | CODE: W1JF | 2 CEUs | Audience: D

Presented by Jean Fallago, JD, LLM

You will learn about the transition marketplace today, including the lender analysis and COVID impact; insight into your practice numbers and how they compare; practice appraisals; the trend of the buyer pool over the past 10 years; deal breakers often encountered on the legal side between the attorneys; the ability as a buyer with high student debt to desire and afford additional debt for a practice purchase-does it make sense; the timing to bring a partner in or exit; how to make the decision to sell or not to sell the real estate along with the practice and learn some potential tax savings strategies. We also walk you through the transition process from start to finish.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the current marketplace and how COVID may have affected it along with how the buyer pool dynamics has affected the marketplace
  • Know your practice numbers and how you compare and understanding an appraisal and what key factors are taken into consideration
  • Find out what the deal killers are when the attorneys get involved and learn about some tax savings strategies
  • Discover what the lender is looking at on the Practice side and how the high level of student debt affects the lender’s decision? How about the buyer’s interest in owning
  • Learn about the time to bring a partner in or to exit and whether it makes sense to sell your real estate at the same time as your practice

FEE: $95 | CODE: W1JM | 2 CEUs | Audience: D
This course satisfies one hour of mandatory CE

Presented by Judy McIntyre, DMD

An essential component of the diagnostic puzzle in endodontics is radiology. 2D radiographs have been helpful to aid in diagnosis and planning. However, teeth, like the human body, are 3 dimensional and limitations with 2D radiology exist. Ultimately, the use of 3D imaging /CBCT in endodontics is about avoiding surprises, assessing prognosis, andvhaving the information to treatment plan cases most effectively for long-term restorative success. Studies have shown that endodontists change their treatment plan approximately 60% of the time when using 3D imaging vs. 2D imaging. Dr. McIntyre will review how she uses 3D imaging in her practice and will provide a hands-on review within the 3D software. Participants should bring laptops for the hands-on component. 3D software will be provided for use during the course.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how CBCT is a useful adjunct in addition to 2D radiology
  • Understand how to convey the importance of CBCT to patients
  • Understand how to review and analyze limited field of view 3D scans for endodontic applications
  • Understand how CBCT can help in the assessment of endodontic case complexity
  • Review use of 3D software for endodontic diagnostic and treatment planning functions

Support for this program is provided by

FEE: $95 | CODE: W1CPR | 3 CEUs | Audience: ALL
This course satisfies one hour of mandatory CE
Limited to 25 participants
This course is also being offered on Thursday morning

Presented by Doug LoPresti, NREMT, EMSI and Colleen Atkinson, NREMT, EMSI

The Heartsaver® CPR AED course trains and certifies participants to give CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely and effective manner. Upon completion of this course, participants will: recognize when someone needs CPR; perform high-quality CPR for an adult, child and infant; give effective breaths using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups; learn how to use an AED on an adult, child and infant; learn when and how to help a choking adult, child and infant.

Learning Objectives

  • Participant will be able to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, including Cardiac Arrest and an obstructed airway in adults, children and infants
  • Participant will be able to give high-quality chest compressions and deliver appropriate ventilations for adults, children and infants
  • Participant will be able to operate the AED

Thursday, May 12 One Hour CE Courses

These one-hour courses are intended to help CT dentists satisfy mandatory CE in the state of CT but are open to ALL who are interested in the topics or in taking shorter CE courses.

Please be advised: Licensing and CE requirements vary from state to state. Be sure to check with your regulatory agency to confirm qualifying CE activities and requirements. While the CSDA provides a CE Certificate of completion for courses taken during our Charter Oak Dental Meeting, we cannot guarantee their acceptance by your licensing agency.

FEE: $30 | CODE: MAND1 | 1 CEU | Audience: ALL

Presented by Joe Piecuch, DMD, MD

This course will trace changes in prescribing methods over the past 40 years that may have, unintentionally, led to excessive narcotic prescribing, one of the causes of the current opioid epidemic. Dentists prescribe over 10% of immediate release opioids in the US, and perhaps a greater percentage of initial opioid prescriptions. As a result, statutory changes in regulation of narcotic prescriptions and prescribers have been promulgated in many states, including Connecticut. Non-opioid alternatives can be quite successful in controlling dental related pain. Pre-emptive analgesia, with combinations of long-acting local anesthetics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, has led to significant decreases in immediate and long-term pain perception.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the severity of the current opioid epidemic
  • Learn how opioid prescribing practices changed 20 years ago, and how well-meaning concerns about total elimination of pain indirectly led to the current overdose problems
  • Understand the role of Dentistry in the narcotic epidemic
  • Understand why prescribing practices led to recent changes in Connecticut statutes concerning opioid prescribing. Statutory changes will be reviewed

FEE: $30 | CODE: MAND2 | 1 CEU | Audience: D

Presented by Michael Ragan, DMD, JD

This course presents key risk management strategies to help mitigate associated risk factors, improve patient safety, and reduce untoward outcomes and malpractice claims. Actual Fortress dental claims will be shared as examples.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize risk considerations related to clinical dental
    practice in the time of COVID
  • Identify common risk factors in restorative dentistry, periodontics, implant, and extraction cases
  • Participant will be able to: Implement successful Informed Consent processes
  • Identify aspects of communication and documentation with potential challenging implications to the dental practice

Earn a 10% credit on your Fortress Insurance policy for one year by taking this course.

Support for this program is provided by

FEE: $30 | CODE: MAND3 | 1 CEU  | Audience: All

Presented by Leslie Canham, CDA, RDA, CSP

Due to COVID and worldwide attention on Infection Control, our patients are more informed about PPE, disinfectants and hand hygiene. Now is the time to review, update, and fine tune our infection control knowledge, skills and procedures. In this high-energy, memorable course, learn how to update existing infection control practices to meet the current CDC Guidelines. Examples of infection control DO’s and DON’Ts and hands on demonstrations will provide the participant with valuable tips. This program will motivate the participant to strive for infection control excellence. Take-aways include: an infection control checklist, instrument processing protocol, and top resources for infection control and safety.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop and implement a personalized office infection control program for your practice
  • Understand how to locate and incorporate the most current CDC Guidelines for Dental Settings
  • Learn how to achieve a culture of infection control and safety compliance through teamwork
  • Explain how to select appropriate infection control products for disinfection and sterilization

FEE: $30 | CODE: MAND4 | 1 CEU | Audience: All

Presented by Leslie Canham, CDA, RDA, CSP

Maintaining an environment in which both employees and patients feel respected is essential for a productive dental practice. Employers are responsible for creating a work environment that is free from sexual harassment and discrimination. This program provides a road
map for preventing sexual harassment and creating a respectful work environment.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the definition of sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, and abusive conduct in the dental setting
  • Explain both employer and employee rights and responsibilities to take all reasonable steps to prevent harassment from occurring
  • Prevent and address concerns regarding sexual harassment, discrimination, and abusive conduct in the dental practice

Thursday, May 12 AM Courses

FEE: $95 | CODE: T2DM | 6 CEUs | Audience: D

Presented by Daniel Melker, DDS

The main objective of this presentation is to demonstrate the importance of the TEAM approach in managing difficult periodontal and restorative cases. If we can maintain a guarded tooth or teeth this will help the success of implants. The success of managing these types of cases directly depends on the ability to take a broken-down tooth or teeth and rebuild them through the procedure of Bonded Composite Resins as well as provisional restorations which will allow the periodontist to treat the tooth or teeth ideally for long term stability.

Morning (8:30 am–11:30 am) Learning Objectives

  • Diagnosis as it relates to restorative treatment. Understand the concepts for long term success in creating stable Dentitions
  • Understanding Attached Gingiva as it relates to restorative dentistry. A surgical discussion will be undertaken as to when to treat insufficiencies as well as various modalities to accomplish these results
  • Cores and Provisionals, their importance in periodontal surgery
  • Biologic width as it relates to restorative dentistry and the importance as it relates to the non-invasion of this area

Break (11:30 am–1:00 pm)

Afternoon (1:00 pm–4:00 pm) Learning Objectives

  • Biologic Shaping: an adjunct to conventional periodontal surgery
  • Cosmetic: periodontal and restorative understanding
  • Altered Active and Passive Eruption; Treatment surgically to create ideal esthetic results
  • Margin location and materials for ideal restorative outcomes
  • Creating predictable results for long term comprehensive perio-restorative cases
FEE: $40 | CODE: T2JH1 | 2 CEUs | Audience: ALL
This course satisfies one hour of mandatory CE in CT
This course is also being offered Friday morning.

Presented by Joy Void-Holmes, RDH

As oral healthcare professionals it is important that we acknowledge the role of diversity and inclusion in society; yet it goes beyond race and ethnicity. It is important to consider the backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of others to help create an environment that represents the rich, diverse, unique world in which we live. Embracing diversity and inclusion efforts in dentistry can lead to cultural competency and help dental healthcare practitioners meet the unique needs of their patients. Unfortunately, a lack of understanding of our own biases can impact these efforts. This course will help health care providers foster an inclusive environment and remove potential barriers to access to care by examining the dynamics of diversity and culture.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the dynamics of diversity, culture and inclusion
  • Examine the impact of inclusion on diversity initiatives
  • Discuss elements associated with the cultural competency continuum
  • Explain some of the most common forms of bias
  • Identify strategies to counteract potential unconscious bias

FEE: $60 | CODE: T2CT1 | 3 CEUs | Audience: D/O

Presented by Christine Taxin

The Future of Dentistry is changing. Don’t be left behind the curve we are seeing. Understand the secrets of additional billing when your patients have health issues and the updated Covid 19 additions to our specialty. Knowing what we needed to add during this hard last year and half, we can make that the best way to treat, involve and bill for all patients.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the changes all of us have gone thru and the amount of education that has entered into patients relationship with Oral Physicians
  • Demonstrate your ability to ask different questions to receive different answers
  • Ethical requirements for explaining the need for treatment and have your answers ready without running to find out if its covered
  • If you know the laws of billing, and the need to collect all portions of all codes, you will be able to collect that before treatment
  • How to calculate using multiple insurance plans and the rules you need to understand

FEE: $95 | CODE: T2CPR | 3 CEUs | Audience: All
This course satisfies one hour of mandatory CE
Limited to 25 participants
This course is also being offered Wednesday evening

Presented by Doug LoPresti, NREMT, EMSI and Colleen Atkinson, NREMT, EMSI

The Heartsaver® CPR AED course trains and certifies participants to give CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely and effective manner. Upon completion of this course, participants will: recognize when someone needs CPR; perform high-quality CPR for an adult, child and infant; give effective breaths using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups; learn how to use an AED on an adult, child and infant; learn when and how to help a choking adult, child and infant.

Learning Objectives

  • Participant will be able to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, including Cardiac Arrest and an obstructed airway in adults, children and infants
  • Participant will be able to give high-quality chest compressions and deliver appropriate ventilations for adults, children and infants
  • Participant will be able to operate the AED

FEE: $30 | CODE: T2BM | 1.5 CEUs
| Audience: D

Presented by Bill Murray and Stefan Green

This seminar will discuss how to prepare the associate dentist, from a financial perspective, to be approved for financing for the purchase or construction of a new or existing dental office. All too often we hear from Associates we work with that they are told – “No, You can’t” when they express their desire to become an owner. Bank of America is here to say, “YES, you can!” and show what you can do today to prepare yourself to become an owner tomorrow.

Learning Objectives

  • Steps to take to prepare yourself financially
  • Build your team of professionals
  • Review the process to buy or start a practice
  • Review the benefits of practice ownership
  • Develop of a business and action plan

FEE: $40 | CODE: T2MW1 | 2 CEUs | Audience: All

Presented by Molly Williams

Do you ever feel so inundated by all your responsibilities that you have forgotten the essence of who you really are? Are you neglecting your own needs in service to others? This experiential class is about bringing you back home to YOU…to your best, healthiest, and happiest Self. Through small and large group discussion, a worksheet called the “Wheel of Life”, and a powerful guided meditation called “Meeting Your Highest Self”, you will gain an elevated perspective on your life, core values and priorities. Simply taking these two hours for yourself … to relax, reflect, and engage in meaningful dialogue…will be rejuvenating and help you make some important choices about your own well-being.

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate ten different aspects of your life from 10,000’ and explore the dynamic nature of “balance” and “fulfillment”
  • Experience a deep relaxation meditation using guided visualization to reduce stress and unlock greater self-understanding
  • Recognize the importance of self-care and taking time to support your own health and happiness
  • Identify and commit to one small, actionable step that will impact your well-being above all other choices
  • Share and learn from others committed to personal growth

FEE: $60 | CODE: T2MG1 | 3 CEUs | Audience: ALL

Presented by Mary Govoni, CDA, RDH

Have you heard members of your team say things like “if only the back office understood that our job is much more than just answering the phone”? Or “we wish the front office appreciated how hard we work back here”? Do you frequently hear team members say: “It’s not my job!”? These are common signs of unresolved conflicts between the administrative and clinical teams in the practice. Left unresolved, these conflicts can negatively impact team morale, patient satisfaction, productivity, profitability, and the overall success of the practice. In this interactive, energizing course, Mary helps participants recognize potential areas of conflict, what causes it, and how to implement a system for conflict resolution based on shared responsibilities and accountability. Participants will also learn the importance of developing and following consistent protocols for enhancing the patient care experience and creating a team environment with less tension and stress.

Learning Objectives

  • Define conflict in the context of the workplace
  • Discuss techniques for conflict resolution
  • Identify common causes of miscommunication and conflict between the business and clinical team members in the dental practice
  • Implement strategies for creating a seamless treatment experience for patients

FEE: $60 | CODE: T2EF1 | 3 CEUs | Audience: D, H, A
Specialty: Oral Maxillofacial

Presented by Elie Ferneini, DMD, MD

This lecture will provide an overview of the medical and surgical management of the anterior implant patient. It will be divided into 2 sections: The first section will discuss the perioperative management of the dental implant patient. The second section will focus on immediate vs. delayed placement of anterior dental implants. Pearls will be discussed to optimize outcomes. Potential complications and management of esthetic cases will be described.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and manage patients with potential medical and clinical challenges
  • Review and discuss how surgical procedures can improve treatment outcomes
  • Discuss how to diagnose and manage potential complications and adverse outcomes

FEE: $60 | CODE: T2SA | 3 CEUs | Audience: D

Presented by Leila Chahine, DMD

Dentists can play an integral role in moderating the treatment for patients that suffer from snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. This introductory course will focus on the screening and diagnosis of patients with sleep disorders and on the implementation of oral appliance therapy into their dental practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the health risks, diagnosis, and screening of patients with OSA
  • Become familiar with NP interview and oral examination
  • Identify the key elements in the selection of oral devices
  • Understand the practice parameters of dental sleep practice and
    correspondence with MDs

FEE: $20 | CODE: T2LC | 3 CEUs | Audience: All
This course satisfies one hour of mandatory CE in CT
This course fulfills the requirement for annual OSHA training
This course is also being offered Friday morning

Presented by Leslie Canham, CDA, RDA

This fast paced, entertaining program is designed to familiarize the participant with the basic elements of an OSHA safety program for dentistry while meeting the annual bloodborne pathogen training requirements. Take home tools include: checklists for conducting an OSHA inspection, designing a “personalized” OSHA safety plan, tips for organizing an OSHA Safety meeting that meets the annual bloodborne pathogen training requirements, a sample exposure incident plan, and other helpful resources.

Learning Objectives

  • Meet OSHA annual training requirements for Bloodborne Pathogens and Hazard Communications in the dental setting
  • Understand how to prevent accidental bodily fluid and chemical exposures
  • Explain how to manage an exposure incident from first aid to medical evaluation
  • Learn how to maintain and update your OSHA manual and Safety Data Sheets
  • Understand how to conduct a mock OSHA inspection for your practice

FEE: $60 | CODE: T2GC | 3 CEUs | Audience: D
Specialty: Prosthodontic

Presented by Gerard Chiche, DDS

This session includes decision-making and strategies with translucent zirconia, Full-Strength zirconia and lithium disilicate crowns and fixed partial dentures. It also includes porcelain veneers clinical techniques and bonding strategies.

Learning Objectives

  • Optimize clinical techniques with all-ceramic crowns in terms of tooth preparation design options, cement selection, adhesive selection and detailed bonding technique
  • Select all-ceramic materials (Full-strength Zirconia, Translucent Zirconia, Lithium Disilicate) for optimum esthetics and strength
  • Optimize clinical techniques with porcelain veneers in terms of tooth preparation design options, cement selection, adhesive selection and detailed bonding technique

Support for this program is provided by

On Thursday, May 12, we welcome
Connecticut Society of Periodontists Annual Meeting

Thursday, May 12 PM Courses

New for 2022! Visit the Tech, Member, and Solutions Centers in the Exhibit Hall
12:00 pm–2:00 pm

FEE: $40 | CODE: T2MG2 | 2 CEUs | Audience: A

Presented by Mary Govoni, CDA, RDH

As a dental assistant, have you ever been frustrated by your role in the dental office? It’s time for dental assistants to feel, value, and take pride in their contributions to excellence in patient care and the success of the practice. This high-energy presentation uses lecture, participation and technology demonstrations to explore the many ways that dental assistants can enhance the productivity and success of a dental practice while simultaneously increasing their personal and professional satisfaction and engagement. Mary Govoni is a dynamic, motivational speaker, offers a uniquely empowering session on leadership strategies, empowerment skills, and communication techniques that will transform the ordinary to the extraordinary.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover the important distinction between success and significance
  • Identify strategies for increasing self-esteem and job satisfaction
  • Enhance communication skills for greater effectiveness as a team member
  • Define and embrace the qualities of a “STAR” team member: Self-confident, Tech savvy, A+ attitude, and Relentless in the pursuit of significance

FEE: $40 | CODE: T2JH2 | 2 CEUs | Audience: A

Presented by Joy Void-Holmes, RDH

In the absence of ultrasonic instrumentation, dental health care practitioners (DHCP) will need to provide non-surgical periodontal treatment using hand instruments. This course will revisit basic instrumentation techniques, with a special emphasis on root morphology, positioning, advanced fulcruming techniques, stroke character and lateral pressure. A discussion on instrument processing following current CDC guidelines will be included. A review of the latest cutting-edge instrument designs from various manufacturers will conclude the course. Upon completion of this course the DHCP will walk away with increased knowledge and confidence in their treatment practices.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate fundamental skills of periodontal instrumentation
  • Explain the correlation between instrumentation techniques and musculoskeletal disorders
  • Learn how new instrumentation designs and technology impact the delivery of dental hygiene therapy
  • Implement proper use of hand instruments for effective removal of calculus deposits and plaque biofilm
  • Design budget friendly hygiene setups that have instruments that ensure the best treatment outcomes

FEE: $40 | CODE: T2CP | 2 CEUs | Audience: D

Presented by Corey Podbielski PT, DPT, CSCS, OCS

Comprehensive lecture and discussion on physical therapy management of temporomandibular disorders. This course will present examination and treatment strategies through current evidence and case studies. Specific topics include anatomy/ biomechanics of the TMJ, TMJ relationship to cervical spine, manual therapy and exercise interventions, and discussion on multidisciplinary approach to managing TMD.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the scope of physical therapy practice
  • Recognize cervical spine involvement in TMD
  • Demonstrate functional assessment of the cervical spine and TMJ
  • Conduct alternative intervention strategies for TMD
  • Recognize when to create a multidisciplinary approach to TMD treatment

FEE: $40 | CODE: T2MW2 | 2 CEUs | Audience: All

Presented by Molly Williams

Would you like to feel less stress and tension? Have you ever tried meditation and found yourself saying “I can’t meditate. I can’t stop my racing thoughts.”? Is your life so busy that even stopping for a minute to breathe seems impossible? The only tool you need for this experiential class is the desire to start taking better care of you. We will start with 10-minutes of easy, office-friendly, feel-good stretching. You will experience simple meditation practices that bring instant ease and calm to your body and mind. You will gain awareness around your own patterns and habits that contribute to your stress and explore the possibility for positive change. Your big win of the day will be when you realize “I can meditate!”

Learning Objectives

  • Enjoy two hours of relaxing self-care filled with valuable learning
  • Learn how to quiet a racing mind and release stress held in the body through simple meditation and mindfulness techniques, including gentle stretching
  • Become aware of thought patterns and habits that may be contributing to stress in your life; explore the possibility for change
  • Experience multiple styles of meditation to help identify a preferred style; receive meditation resources for future practice
  • Gain an appropriate understanding of what meditation is and is not; realize “I can meditate!”

FEE: $40 | CODE: T2CT2 | 2 CEUs | Audience: D, O

Presented by Christine Taxin

Going to work is not just a choice but a need for each of our families. Each patient represents the way we can continue to improve how we treat them with the newest technology but also increase our skills to have a higher revenue within our practice. It will take a team and a leader, to move into the wellness of both treatment and income. Come and join us to learn these skills. Codes are not the only topic in order to maximize your practices income. First we must maximize our teams ability’s to communicate, the changes you are making. In order to add income every business needs the team to understand, approve and want to make the changes needed. The last two years has shown all of us that change can work if we understand the need. The fact that most of our patients now understand the word transmission, will allow us to speak with terminology they may not have wanted to hear, in order to say “Just Do what insurance will pay for” The diversity of our patient’s health and wellness will open the door to the need for oral health more than ever.

Learning Objectives

  • Utilizing the additional benefits available for patients with medical issues
  • Articulate to patients prior to coming into the office that you will require an updated medical, knowledge of medications and the provider who works with them
  • Over the past two years we have seen teledentistry grow. Having an updated medical history and Covid questions will remind them we are medical providers
  • Learn how to ask for payments without discounts, and have payment prior to treatment
  • Implementation when you return to the office will be a major topic. You will accomplish your goal with this tip

FEE: $40 | CODE: T2EF2 | 2 CEUs | Audience: D, H, A

Presented by Elie Ferneini, DMD, MD

This lecture will discuss the most common head and neck lesions encountered in our daily clinical practice. Clinical management of these lesions will be reviewed. The development of differential diagnosis will be approached from case studies, disease classifications, and clinical presentation. A review of oral manifestations of local and systemic origin will be discussed. Newer treatment modalities will be also reviewed.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the management of head and neck lesions encountered in our clinical practice
  • Review the medical and surgical management of patients on bisphosphonates
  • Discuss when to refer the patient to a medical or dental specialist

FEE: $40 | CODE: T2EG | 2 CEUs | Audience: H, A, O

Presented by Ellen Gambardella, CDA

The effective strategies presented in this course will supercharge your creative skills, unleash your inventive side, and invite you to think outside-the-box. This seminar is jam packed with dental tips and tricks you need to know. Discover helpful hints to optimize clinical productivity, enhance infection control protocols, improve communication skills, boost marketing strategies, perfect whitening techniques, and much more! Join this useful course and distinguish yourself as a leader in your practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Acquire strategies that will boost clinical proficiency and office productivity
  • Improve your customer service techniques and tweak your communication skills
  • Optimize infection control protocols…Distinguish yourself as an office that takes pride in “doing it right”
  • Use hints to boost dental ingenuity. Think outside the box!

FEE: $40 | CODE: T2RB | 2 CEUs | Audience: D
Specialty: Oral Maxillofacial

Presented by Roger Badwal, DMD, MD

Cover the biology of bone growth and regeneration for dental implants. The application of autografting, allografts and xenograft scaffolds and the associated pros and cons. Various technical aspects of increasing alveolar vertical and horizontal bone height and width will be presented. Some of the latest advances in the literature and studies will be also presented.

Learning Objectives

  • Biology of bone with understanding of drugs which affect bone healing
  • Familiarity with the various bone and bone substitutes and their applications in alveolar bone restoration for dental implants
  • Understand the pros and cons of various guided bone regenerative techniques
  • Familiarity with some of the latest research on bone grafting

New for 2022! Visit the Tech, Member, and Solutions Centers in the Exhibit Hall
4:00 pm–5:30 pm

Be sure to join us for the “Cocktails & Confetti” President’s Dinner!
6:30 pm–8:30 pm
You won’t want to miss this event!
(This is a ticketed event. Fee $55)

Friday, May 13 AM Courses

FEE: $60 | CODE: F3ND | 4 CEUs | Audience: D

Presented by David R. Rice, DDS; Christina Blacher, DMD; Dr. Eric S. Studley. Eric S. Studley & Associates, Inc.; Dr. Jared Percyz, Southington Family Dentistry; Dr. David R. Rice, Founder IgniteDDS

8:30 am–9:00 am
Coffee in Exhibit Hall

9:00 am–11:00 am
How to NOT Get Taken Advantage of as a Young Dentist: Is Everyone Smiling But You?

Dentistry is an incredible profession … but if you’re anything like most … your path to this moment hasn’t always been easy. Dental school loans … those are fun; difficult patient personalities … that never happens; turmoil and team turnover … not in your practice … Is everyone smiling but you?

Maybe … for the moment. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve been in practice several years, join us as we talk vision … culture…habits and a major shift from how to build the practice of your dreams to who will make it happen. It’s too easy to get taken advantage of as a young dentist.

Choose your path or someone will choose it for you!

Learning Objectives

  • Discover every path available to you as a young dentist. Not just the ones
    that serve someone else
  • Understand how to develop your vision in 5 easy steps
  • Learn to build your ideal team of “who’s” to drive your vision right now
  • Take home the top 10 habits that separate top 2% performers in any
    business from the rest

11:00 am–11:30 am
Break

11:30 am–12:30 pm
Things I Wish They Told us as New Dentists

12:30 pm–1:15 pm
Panel Discussion / Q&A

FEE: $60 | CODE: F3AA1 | 3 CEUs | Audience: H

Presented by Amber Auger, RDH

This program is designed to go back to the “why”; why we choose the products we are treating our patients with, why we do what we do, and why our current protocols need to change. Empower your team with understanding the efficiencies of products, how they work to prevent oral diseases, and turn a new patient into a lifetime patient.

Learning Objectives

  • Review 5 steps to increase patient acceptance and behavior change for enhanced treatment outcomes
  • Discover how the latest technologies are used to decrease the stress on the body of the hygienist while refining the patient experience
  • Identify and sample products for your special needs patients including xerostomia, pediatric patients, periodontal involved, high-risk patients and many more

FEE: $60 | CODE: F3AD1 | 3 CEUs | Audience: H

Presented by Ann-Marie DePalma, CDA, RDH

Dental hygiene can be a job or a career. Do you enjoy your hygiene role or is something missing? Hygienists join the profession to help others, be involved in healthcare and earn good income. During the day-to-day practice, the hygienist often can’t find the joy that was once envisioned. Clinical hygiene may be perfect for some, but not for others. This program examines options in and out of clinical practice to achieve optimum career satisfaction and patient care benefits. Discussion of various products and technology to increase treatment and oral health education may be discussed.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine mission statements
  • Examine mentorship
  • Review products
  • Evaluate alternative practice

FEE: $60 | CODE: F3DN1 | 3 CEUs | Audience: All

Presented by Debra Engelhardt-Nash

Discover how to take control and enrich patient relationships to increase retention, loyalty and treatment acceptance. Learn effective office protocols and team behaviors that create a positive impact on patients. The program offers practical and proven strategies to increase productivity for the Dental Team. From Phone Call to Recall – all Team Members will learn how to make a difference in the lives of their patients while in their care. Discover how to add the “Wow” factor on the phone, at the chair, in hygiene. Learn improved communication skills to fine tune treatment presentation skills, financial arrangements and treatment compliance.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn current trends in patient management and practice development techniques
  • Learn what practice trends to watch to determine TEAM effectiveness
  • Create a “Wow” factor from the first phone call to recare review
  • Fine tune treatment and financial presentation skills to increase acceptance
  • Learn techniques to inspire patients and comply to practice protocols

FEE: $60 | CODE: F3KG1 | 3 CEUs | Audience: D

Presented by Steven Katz, DMD and Kelly Fox-Galvigni, CDA

We have been through a difficult period. Re-emergence from COVID has created an opportunity for growth of practices. The development of a motivated team and positive culture is a pre-requisite for growth. It is essential to develop clear expectations for the team so they know how to contribute to the growth. Systems must be implemented for productive scheduling. Improved communication will lead to an abundance of new patients who want more of the care that we know they need. It is important to monitor performance of the systems so that better-informed decisions move the practice forward. When there is a clear vision, a perception of leadership, team empowerment, and sound systems, patients have a higher perceived value and practices grow and flourish.

Learning Objectives

  • Establish a successful recare system and minimize patient attrition
  • Schedule for greater productivity and reduce cancellations and no-shows
  • Improve communication to increase treatment acceptance
  • Monitoring systems and performance leads to better decision-making

FEE: $60 | CODE: F3CB | 3 CEUs | Audience: D
Specialty: Orthodontic

Presented by Christina Blacher, DMD

Dr. Blacher was able to take her small 4 op practice from silver to platinum Invisalign status in 6 months. She is now one of the top Invisalign dentists in her area as well as a global faculty member and keynote speaker for Align. She will share her personal story and the top 5 tips she was able to incorporate that helped transform her practice. From digital scanning, to verbiage and treatment planning, to clinical tips and tricks, you won’t want to miss this!

Learning Objectives

  • Utilize digital scanning in order to grow a any size practice
  • Treatment plan and educate patients for predictable Invisalign results
  • Understand how to troubleshoot aligner tracking issues
  • Encompass marketing techniques for the dental practice
  • Motivate the dental team to get excited for changes in the practice

Support for this program is provided by

FEE: $60 | CODE: F3LH | 3 CEUs | Audience: D
Specialty: Endodontic

Presented by Louis H. Berman, DDS, FACD

Part 1
Root resorption can be a real enigma when diagnosing and treatment planning. Depending on the location and severity of the resorption, it can dramatically affect the prognosis of the case. There are several different types of root resorption, but probably the most complicated resorption to manage is the invasive cervical root resorption. These cases need to be properly assessed. The lines of communication between the different dental specialties need to be maintained, since the management often necessitates an interdisciplinary approach. This course is designed to take the mystery out of diagnosing and treatment planning teeth with root resorption.

Part 2
It’s a fact: perfect endodontic treatment can sometimes be unsuccessful. Unfortunately, the lack of healing can often be attributed to an inadequate preliminary diagnosis or an improper prognosis assessment. Dr. Berman will systematically review the endodontic dilemma of root fractures, the detection and prediction of their presence, and the consequences of the lack of their recognition. After this presentation, you will never look at pending endodontic treatment the same way again.

FEE: $95 | CODE: F3CPR | 3 CEUs | Audience: All
This course satisfies one hour of mandatory CE
Limited to 25 participants

Presented by Doug LoPresti, NREMT, EMSI and Colleen Atkinson, NREMT, EMSI

The AHA’s BLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and pre-hospital settings. High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants. The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components Important early use of an AED Effective ventilation using a barrier device Importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants.

Learning Objectives

  • Promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, including Cardiac Arrest and an obstructed airway in adults, children and infants
  • Give high-quality chest compressions and deliver appropriate ventilations for adults, children and infants, using advanced airway tools and techniques
  • Learn to operate the AED

FEE: $40 | CODE: F3MG | 2 CEUs | Audience: All

Presented by Mary Govoni, CDA, RDH

We talk to our patients about the importance of preventing oral disease, and yet we don’t take enough time to put our own words into practice when it comes to prevention of ergonomic injuries. Are you sacrificing your body to care for your patients? Pain, numbness, and the eventual physical toll of working chairside can end careers prematurely—but it doesn’t have to be this way. Putting ergonomic principles into practice can protect your body today and your livelihood tomorrow. This course offers the entire dental team an introduction to ergonomics and the risk factors that may cause work-related musculoskeletal injuries. From the front desk to treatment rooms, the program focuses on creating a healthy work environment for the team through posture, workplace design, equipment selection, positioning and increased visibility within the oral cavity. When the team can work in their most comfortable environment, they can deliver optimal care to their patients.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify ergonomic risk factors that may lead to musculoskeletal disorders
  • Describe how ergonomic improvements can reduce stress through greater efficiency and patient comfort during treatment
  • Identify equipment and design issues that cause ergonomic risk factors
  • Evaluate work spaces in dental practices for design ergonomics and work flow

FEE: $40 | CODE: F3EG | 2 CEUs | Audience: H, A

Presented by Ellen Gambardella, CDA

This informative and fast paced session is designed to empower assistants with dental tips and tricks you need to know. Discover valuable hints to boost clinical efficiency, enhance your skills in impression taking, mixing cements, laboratory procedures, radiology, learn about pet dental care and more. With the effective strategies presented in this fun course, you will improve the patient experience while increasing workplace satisfaction. Join this informative seminar and walk away with pearls that you can implement in your office immediately!

Learning Objectives

  • Discover strategies to boost clinical proficiency and enhance office productivity
  • Learn about time saving clinical shortcuts without compromising your quality
  • Profit from techniques that will reduce overhead and supply costs
  • Brush up on dental fitness for cats and dogs … their life depends on it.
  • Distinguish yourself as a resourceful team member that continually strives for excellence

FEE: $40 | CODE: F3JH1 | 2 CEUs | Audience: All
This course satisfies one hour of mandatory CE in CT
This course is also being offered on Thursday morning.

Presented by Joy Void-Holmes, RDH

As oral healthcare professionals it is important that we acknowledge the role of diversity and inclusion in society; yet it goes beyond race and ethnicity. It is important to consider the backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of others to help create an environment that represents the rich, diverse, unique world in which we live. Embracing diversity and inclusion efforts in dentistry can lead to cultural competency and help dental healthcare practitioners meet the unique needs of their patients. Unfortunately, a lack of understanding of our own biases can impact these efforts. This course will help health care providers foster an inclusive environment and remove potential barriers to access to care by examining the dynamics of diversity and culture.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the dynamics of diversity, culture, and inclusion
  • Examine the impact of inclusion on diversity initiatives
  • Discuss elements associated with the cultural competency continuum
  • Explain some of the most common forms of bias
  • Identify strategies to counteract potential unconscious bias

FEE: $60 | CODE: F3GC | 3 CEUs | Audience: D
Specialty: Prosthodontic

Presented by Gerard Chiche, DDS

This presentation will outline the management of risk factors for minor and major esthetic rehabilitations to maximize long‐term success of ceramic materials. It will focus on management and sequencing of the key esthetic factors necessary to achieve predictable esthetic treatment, decision-making and management of VDO opening and how to do it practically, interdisciplinary team therapy using orthodontics and periodontal procedures to optimize esthetics and occlusal outcome and ceramics material selection for full-rehabilitations according to esthetics rendition. Strength properties according to the state of attrition, the severity of the malocclusion and the cause of tooth wear will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives

  • Create a systematic protection strategy for medium and high‐risk patients
  • Control the key factors for optimum esthetic, occlusal and gingival design in interdisciplinary treatment
  • Manage VDO options and rehabilitation sequence
  • Select ceramic materials for optimum esthetics and strength under various conditions

Support for this program is provided by

FEE: $60 | CODE: F3SM1 | 3 CEUs | Audience: D

Presented by Susan McMahon, DDS

Appearance and self-esteem have long been intertwined. So, as our social media and selfie culture continues to grow, it’s no surprise that more people are seeking out cosmetic dentistry, in record numbers, as a way to enhance their appearances. Young adults and adolescents are particularly susceptible. We need to respond with conservative ways to satisfy our patient’s desires for ideal smiles. This course will look at cosmetic issues that are of particular concern to our teenage and young adult patients: tooth color and staining issues, post orthodontic refinement, spacing and crowding, misshapen teeth, and soft tissue considerations. Conservative options and step by step treatment will be discussed for composite bonding, composite veneers, and minimal prep indirect veneers. Boost their confidence and boost your bottom line.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an awareness of conservative treatment options for teenager and young adult patients who desire enhancement to their smiles
  • Utilize global smile design principles can enhance treatment options and offer better outcomes
  • Learn how to dialogue with these patients and their parents.
  • Step by step directions for completing conservative cosmetic treatments: direct bonding, direct composite veneers, minimal prep indirect veneers

Support for this program is provided by

FEE: $20 | CODE: F3LC1 | 3 CEUs | Audience: All
This course satisfies one hour of mandatory CE in CT
This course is also being offered Thursday morning.
This course fulfills the requirement for annual OSHA training

Presented by Leslie Canham, CDA, RDA

This fast paced, entertaining program is designed to familiarize the participant with the basic elements of an OSHA safety program for dentistry while meeting the annual bloodborne pathogen training requirements. Take home tools include: checklists for conducting an OSHA inspection, designing a “personalized” OSHA safety plan, tips for organizing an OSHA Safety meeting that meets the annual bloodborne pathogen training requirements, a sample exposure incident plan, and other helpful resources.

Learning Objectives

  • Meet OSHA annual training requirements for Bloodborne Pathogens and Hazard Communications in the dental setting
  • Understand how to prevent accidental bodily fluid and chemical exposures
  • Explain how to manage an exposure incident from first aid to medical evaluation
  • Learn how to maintain and update your OSHA manual and Safety Data Sheets
  • Understand how to conduct a mock OSHA inspection for your practice

FEE: $60 | CODE: F3JY | 3 CEUs | Audience: D, H, A
Specialty: Pediatric

Presented by Juan Yepes, DDS

This seminar will provide to the attendee the most common radiographic lesions that are presented in infants, children and adolescents. The seminar will use case-presentation as the learning and discussion format and will cover the entire spectrum of oral radiology in pediatric dentistry. Topics such as radiation safety, digital radiology, CBCT in pediatric dentistry, radiographic interpretation and common radiographic lesions in children will be covered in this seminar.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the importance of “building” a differential interpretation in radiology
  • Learn the most common radiographic lesions in infants, children and adolescents
  • Understand the importance of radiation safety in the practice of dentistry with children and adolescents
  • Learn the indications of CBCT within the frame of practicing pediatric dentistry

On Friday, May 13, we welcome
Connecticut Society of Pediatric Dentists Annual Meeting

Friday, May 13 PM Courses

New for 2022! Visit the Tech, Member, and Solutions Centers in the Exhibit Hall
12:00 pm–1:30 pm

FEE: $40 | CODE: F3AA2 | 2 CEUs | Audience: H

Presented by Amber Auger, RDH

There are many clues that provide evidence of diseases, such as occlusal wear, recession,bleeding, fissured tongues, eurythmic tissues, and incipient lesions. Determining our patient’s high-risk factors for oral disease and systemic health is multi-factorial and our role as dental professionals allows us to evaluate the first signs of disease. This program will help you and your team review the patient’s risk factors in-depth. Review the role of pH in the caries risks assessment and learn to identify stages of demineralization and remineralization. Discover how to expedite risk assessments to enhance patient education and prevention. Prioritize the patient’s high-risk factors to comprehensively decrease their risks of oral disease Evaluate the latest clinical technologies and homecare technologies to decrease patients’ oral and systemic disease risks.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the role of pH in the caries risks assessment and learn to identify stages of demineralization and remineralization
  • Discover how to expedite risk assessments to enhance patient education and prevention
  • Prioritize the patient’s high-risk factors to comprehensively decrease their risks of oral disease and systemic health
  • Evaluate the latest clinical technologies and homecare technologies to decrease patients oral and systemic disease risks

FEE: $40 | CODE: F3DR2 | 2 CEUs | Audience: D

Presented by David Rice, DDS 

Dentures. Does seeing that word make you squirm?

Yesterday’s dentures took too many appointments, were too unpredictable and quite frankly, led to too many follow up appointments. Enter today’s digital denture. They’re simple and effective. They allow us to predictably deliver excellence in retention and esthetics. They virtually eliminate all sore spot adjustments.

Turn in your squirm. Join us. Learn to love one of dentistry’s most profitable procedures.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn to love and especially profit from dentures
  • Understand when and why to mill vs print
  • Discover a digital workflow that delivers denture excellence in 3 appointments … or less
  • Cut your insert appointments in half and eliminate sore spot adjustments

FEE: $40 | CODE: F3MJ | 2 CEUs | Audience: All
This course satisfies one hour of mandatory CE in CT

Presented by Michael Johnson, DMD

This course will qualify for the mandatory 1-hour CE required by the State of Connecticut on recognition and management of medical emergencies in the dental office. We will examine how to create a culture of safety in the dental office setting, including how to perform a thorough review of systems and past medical history. Daily workflow behaviors to help with prevention and early recognition of dental emergencies will be explored including a review of basic life support.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the safety behaviors and workflow needed to ensure a safe environment for patient care in preventing, recognizing and managing basic medical emergencies in the dental office
  • Demonstrate and describe how to perform a thorough review of systems and past medical history, which is essential in recognizing and managing medical emergencies in the dental office
  • Conduct team drills and simulations required to perform basic life support in the office setting
FEE: $30 | CODE: F3LH2 | 1.5 CEUs | Audience: D
Specialty: Endodontic

Presented by Louis H. Berman, DDS, FACD

The most important first step when considering endodontic treatment is Diagnosis. Unfortunately, periapical radiographs can only give us part of the radiographic assessment. CBCT offers an entirely different look at the root morphology and periapical tissues. From visualizing root resorption, root anomalies, canal orientation and prognosis assessment, CBCT is the most dramatic breakthrough in endodontics since the surgical microscope. In cases of complex diagnosis or questionable prognosis assessment, a CBCT analysis has been shown to change the treatment plan for an endodontic case almost half of the time. This very clinically-based presentation will review the nuances of CBCT technology and how it is now a necessary component of endodontic assessment and treatment.

FEE: $40 | CODE: F3SM2 | 2 CEUs | Audience: D
This course satisfies one hour of mandatory CE in CT

Presented by Susan McMahon, DMD

Utilizing technology (intra oral scanners, shade scanners, cbct scanners, digital design, CAD/CAM, 3D printers, etc) to evaluate, design and restore smiles. Where historically many cosmetic dentists have relied on artistic ability, intuitive esthetic skills, and years of training and experience, this technology can now assist clinicians achieve confidence and clinical results. Design, prototypes, prep guides, intraoral scanning help advance skill level. Pitfalls, limitation and fails from relying exclusively on technology will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives

  • Show step by step, from smile consult through treatment, use of technology in smile design and treatment
  • Review current technology and offer rational for implementation
  • Discuss limitations of technology and offer solutions

Support for this program is provided by

FEE: $40 | CODE: F3JM | 2 CEUs | Audience: D

Presented by Justin Marti, JD

This course is designed for recent graduates entering the job market, and practicing dentists searching for fresh employment opportunities. Attendees will learn the primary components of an Associate Agreement and pitfalls to watch out for: the difference between an employee and independent contractor, various compensation structures offered in the industry, and myth vs. reality of non-competes.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the primary components of an Associate Agreement and potential pitfalls
  • Distinguish the material elements of an Employee Agreement versus an Independent Contractor
  • Consider the various compensation structures offered in the industry
  • Understand the factors considered when deciphering enforceability of a non-competition agreement

FEE: $40 | CODE: F3KG2 | 2 CEUs | Audience: D

Presented by Steven Katz, DMD and Kelly Fox-Galvigni, CDA

There are many ways to contribute to practice growth. The best way is to get patients to accept more of the treatment that we recommend. It is frustrating when patients question the need for care and ask to delay it. Hygiene production can be increased by enlisting patients in improved periodontal care. Verbal skills can lead to greater acceptance of treatment. When patients have this higher perceived value, they become less insurance dependent. When patients raise questions, there are calculated ways to turn these objections into opportunities to provide the care. Increasing patients’ acceptance of treatment makes dentistry more fulfilling and fun. As the scope of treatment becomes more comprehensive, we find that we no longer fix teeth, but that we actually change lives.

Learning Objectives

  • Patient engagement and exceeding their expectations inspires greater confidence
  • Communication of the benefits of treatment is more important than telling them what we are going to do
  • Treatment acceptance begins with an increased value of periodontal care in hygiene
  • There are more successful methods of recommending treatment and overcoming patient objections

FEE: $40 | CODE: F3DN2 | 2 CEUs | Audience: D, A, O

Presented by Debra Engelhardt-Nash

Practice data is powerless until you give it meaning. And when you give it meaning- it drives action. Learn how data and statistics can inspire and motivate people to radically improve their performance. What gets measured, gets monitored. What gets monitored, gets attention. What gets attention gets action and what gets action, gets results. Discover what you REALLY need to know about your practice and learn how it can guide you and your Team to greater productivity. Learn the importance of conducting strategic planning sessions as a Team. This program is NOT about paperwork—it’s about peoplework.

Learning Objectives

  • Determine areas of practice growth for strategic planning and Team training
  • Establish Key Performance Indicators for your practice and your Team
  • Discover how to involve the Team in establishing growth goals.
  • Examine Team Incentives and learn how to implement one that is fair to Dr. and Team

FEE: $40 | CODE: F3JH2 | 2 CEUs | Audience: All

Presented by Joy Void-Holmes, RDH

Dental professionals need to recognize the effects food choices have on oral health. Especially when dealing with patients that practice poor eating habits such as consuming sugary foods, fermented carbs, or too many calories. Since the mouth is the window to the body, it’s common for the first signs of nutritional deficiency to reveal themselves through the oral cavity. The inability to recognize these signs can result in tooth decay, periodontal disease and a variety of systemic diseases. This course reviews the foundational relationship between nutrition and oral health. Dental professionals will learn the physiological processes that occur after food consumption, and its effects on the oral cavity. Upon completing this course, dental professionals will be able to provide thorough nutritional assessments to their patients.

Learning Objectives

  • Realize the importance of the role of the dental professional in consideration of diet and nutrition for oral health promotion and disease prevention and intervention
  • Examine the roles of macro and micronutrients in human nutrition and tissue development
  • Discuss the nutritional aspects of caries, gingivitis, periodontitis and other oral conditions
  • Examine effects of sugar sweetened beverages on oral and systemic health
  • Identify vitamins and minerals essential to oral health

FEE: $40 | CODE: F3AD2 | 2 CEUs | Audience: H, A, O

Presented by Ann-Marie DePalma, CDA, RDH

Documentation is critical in patient care. Your records have been requested by an authority, can they pass inspection? In documentation dental professionals use APIED. You never get a second chance if your patient records are requested. This program will review steps to proper clinical documentation. We will use the same process in providing information that you present to potential employers. You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. Review documenting clinically to maximize your dental career potential.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss ADPIED in patient care and its role in documenting clinical practice
  • Summarize steps for proper documentation to ensure patient safety, compliance and treatment
  • Describe the resume process as a form of documentation
  • Examine the interview process

FEE: $40 | CODE: F3LC2 | 2 CEUs | Audience: All
This course satisfies one hour of mandatory CE in CT

Presented by Leslie Canham, CDA, RDA

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the participant with the basic concepts of HIPAA as the regulations apply to dentistry Training includes how to protect patient’s privacy, prevent breaches, and avoid cyber-attacks. Discussion of computer and internet etiquette will raise awareness so dental teams understand how viruses or ransomware can destroy data and subject the practice to costly HIPAA violations. We will cover frequently asked questions about how to handle real life situations in the dental practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how HIPAA regulations apply to a typical dental office
  • Learn how to conduct a “risk assessment” using tools available from the Department of Health and Human Services website
  • Understand how to train dental workers to recognize breaches in privacy or security

FEE: $40 | CODE: F3JZ | 2 CEUs | Audience: All
Specialty: Pediatric

Presented by Jennifer Zajac

In October 2021, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Children’s Hospital Association has declared a national state of emergency in child and adolescent mental health. Our youth had their lives flipped upside down with the COVID-19 pandemic with much of the rise in crises occurring after a prolonged period of isolation from social contacts. There has been a nationwide increase in presentations to emergency departments for mental health treatment as well as the number of suicide attempts. The aim of this course will be to discuss etiology of this state of emergency, identify signs and symptoms of mental health crises in pediatrics, and determine ways in which you can help young patients from the dental office.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss possible causes of increased mental health symptoms and suicide attempts in youth
  • Identify signs and symptoms of worsening mood symptoms in youth as well as risk factors for intentional self-injurious behavior or suicide attempt
  • Review brief screening tools or interventions that can be utilized in the dental office
  • Establish plan of action for youth identified at risk for significant mood symptoms or safety concerns

Don’t miss the Closing Reception!
3:30 pm–5:30 pm

Bring your drink ticket for one complimentary glass of wine or beer, enjoy some light refreshments, and take one last opportunity to visit our valued exhibitors. We will have a money machine on hand allowing a few randomly selected attendees to try their luck at grabbing some cold, hard cash and other great prizes! Be sure to join us as we close out and celebrate another amazing event!

ADA CERP Certified

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The CSDA’s Continuing Education programs are also accepted by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) for Fellowship and Mastership credit. The current term for both is 11/1/19 through 12/31/23.

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