2022 Program Schedule

The CSDA Annual programming offers you the opportunity to acquire up to 16 CE credits. Covering topics in practice management, clinical excellence, and more… Check out our courses this year.

Online registration now open!

This Year’s Courses

Wednesday, May 11 PM Courses
Thursday, May 12 One Hour CE Courses
Thursday, May 12 AM Courses
Thursday, May 12 PM Courses
Friday, May 13 AM Courses
Friday, May 13 PM Courses

Time Speaker(s) Course/Event Code Price

2:00pm–7:00pm

Avinash Bidra, DDS, MS, FACP Innovations in All-on-4 Clinical Protocols for Full Arch Fixed Implant-Supported Prostheses (Hands-On Course) W1AB $95
5:00pm–
7:00pm
Jean Fallago, JD Practice Transitions and Valuations: Where Are We Now
and Much More
W1JF $40
5:00pm–
8:00pm
Judy McIntyre, DMD 3D Imaging and Endodontics: It’s More than MB2s (Hands-on course)* W1JM $95
5:00pm–
8:00pm

Doug LoPresti, NREMT

Colleen Atkinson, NREMT

Heartsaver® CPR/AED* W1CPR $95

 

Time Speaker(s) Course/Event Code Price
10:30am–
11:30am
Joseph Piecuch, DMD Acute Pain Management and the Role of Controlled Substances* MAND1 $30
1:00pm–
2:00pm
Michael Ragan, DMD, JD Risk Management for the Dental Practice* MAND2 $30
2:30pm–
3:00pm
Leslie Canham, CDA, RDA Infection Control Teamwork–How to Make Infection Control Sticky* MAND3 $30
4:00pm–
5:00pm
Leslie Canham, CDA, RDA Sexual Harassment and Prevention in the Dental Setting* MAND4 $30
Time Speaker(s) Course/Event Code Price
8:30am–
4:00pm
Daniel Melker, DDS The Team Approach to Comprehensive Periodontal-Restorative Treatment T2DM $95
8:30am–
10:30am
Joy Void-Holmes, RDH Diversity of Culture, Diversity of Thought, and Diversity of Action* T2JH1 $40
8:30am–
11:30am
Christine Taxin Uncover the Hidden Clues within Dental Billing T2CT1 $60
8:30am–
11:30am
Michael Ragan, DMD, JD Reducing Dental Practice Risk* T2MR $60
8:30am–
11:30am
Doug LoPresti, NREMT

Colleen Atkinson, NREMT

Heartsaver® CPR/AED* T2CPR $95
9:00am–
10:30am
Bill Murray
Stefan Green
Considering Practice Ownership? Yes You Can and You Should T2BM $30
9:00am–
11:00am
Molly Williams Self-Care, Balance, and Your Best Self T2MW1 $40
9:00am–
12:00pm
Mary Govoni, CDA, RDH Conquering the Conflict: Ending the War between the Front and Back Office T2MG1 $60
9:00am–
12:00pm
Elie Ferneini, DMD, MD Medical and Surgical Management of the Anterior Implant Patient T2EF1 $60
9:00am–
12:00pm
Leila Chahine, DMD Oral Appliance Therapy for Snoring and Sleep Apnea—How Do I Start? T2SA $60
9:00am–
12:00pm
Leslie Canham, CDA, RDA Got OSHA? 6 Easy Steps to OFFICE SAFETY!* T2LC $20
9:00am–
12:00pm
Gerard Chiche, DDS Ceramics Selection and Bonding Strategies for Predictable Esthetic Results T2GC $60
11:00am–
12:00pm
Jonathan Gibney

Gary Tiger

Your Practice is at Risk: A Ransomware Attack Could Cripple Your Business* T2GT $30
Time Speaker(s) Course/Event Code Price
2:00pm–
4:00pm
Mary Govoni Dental Assistants: Become a Superstar on Your Team T2MG2 $40
2:00pm–
4:00pm
Justin Marti, JD Lease Negotiation Strategies for the Dental Provider T2JM $40
2:00pm–
4:00pm
Joy Void-Holmes, RDH Back to the Basics: Instrumentation Techniques for the Periodontal Patient T2JH2 $40
2:00pm–
4:00pm
Corey Podbielski PT, DPT, CSCS, OCS A Physical Therapy Approach to Managing Temporomandibular Disorders T2CP $40
2:00pm–
4:00pm
Molly Williams I Can’t Meditate, Stress-Reduction Bootcamp T2MW2 $40
2:00pm–
4:00pm
Christine Taxin Maximize Practice Revenue with Accounts Receivable Tips
and Tricks
T2CT2 $40
2:00pm–
4:00pm
Elie Ferneini, DMD, MD An Update on the Management of Common Oral and Maxillofacial Lesions and Pathology T2EF2 $40
2:00pm–
4:00pm
Ellen Gambardella, CDA The Wow Factor! Tips and Tricks Every Auxiliary Must Know T2EG $40
2:00pm–
4:00pm
Roger Badwal, DMD, MD Bone Grafting for Dental Implants: Biology and Techniques T2RB $40
Time Speaker(s) Course/Event Code Price
8:30am–
11:30am
Amber Auger, RDH Progressive Product Innovations Every RDH Needs F3AA1 $60
8:30am–
11:30am
Ann-Marie DePalma, RDH, CDA Taking Hygiene to the Next Level F3AD1 $60
8:30am–
11:30am
Debra Engelhardt-Nash TO DO: Patient Care Checklist for Your Practice F3DN1 $60
8:30am–
11:30am
Steven Katz, DMD

Kelly Fox-Galvigni, CDA

Develop Your Team and Implement Systems to Grow Your Practice F3KG1 $60
8:30am–
11:30am
Christina Blacher, DMD Top 5 Tips to Grow a Practice with the Invisalign Digital Platform F3CB $60
8:30am–
11:30am
Louis H. Berman, DDS, FACD The Root Resorption Epidemic F3LH $60
8:30am–
12:30pm
Doug LoPresti, NREMT

Colleen Atkinson, NREMT

Basic Life Support BLS®/CPR* F3CPR $95
8:30am–
1:15pm
Multiple Presenters New Dentist / Early Career Event F3ND $60
9:00am–
11:00am
Mary Govoni, CDA, RDH Ergonomics in Dentistry–Self Care for the Dental Team F3MG $40
9:00am–
11:00am
Ellen Gambardella, CDA Work Smarter, Not Harder … Be Safe, Not Sorry F3EG $40
9:00am–
11:00am
Joy Void-Holmes, RDH Diversity of Culture, Diversity of Thought, and Diversity of Action* F3JH1 $40
9:00am–
12:00pm
Gerard Chiche, DDS Comprehensive Esthetics for Minor and Major Rehabilitations F3GC $60
9:00am–
12:00pm
Susan McMahon, DMD A New Generation for Cosmetic Dentistry: Delivering the Selfie Ready Smile for Teenagers and Young Adults F3SM1 $60
9:00am–
12:00pm
Leslie Canham, CDA, RDA Got OSHA? 6 Easy Steps to OFFICE SAFETY!* F3LC1 $20
9:00am–
12:00pm
Juan Yepes, DDS Oral Radiology in Children and Adolescents: From Radiation Safety to Lesions to CBCT F3JY $60
Time Speaker(s) Course/Event Code Price
1:30pm–
3:00pm
Louis H. Berman, DDS, FACD CBCT: A Whole New World of Endodontics F3LH2 $30
1:30pm–
3:30pm
Amber Auger, RDH Hygiene Detective: Identify Disease at its Earliest Stages F3AA2 $40
1:30pm–
3:30pm
David Rice, DDS Digital Dentures: Print … Mill … Deliver F3DR2 $40
1:30pm–
3:30pm
Michael Johnson Review of Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office F3MJ $40
1:30pm–
3:30pm
Susan McMahon, DMD The Next Dimension: Cosmetics, Digital Dentistry, CBCT,
3D Printers and More: How Dentists Thrive Today*
F3SM2 $40
1:30pm–
3:30pm
Justin Marti, JD Associate Agreements: Navigating Employment Status,
Compensation and the Non Competition Clause
F3JM $40
1:30pm–
3:30pm
Steven Katz, DMD

Kelly Fox-Galvigni, CDA

Seven Steps to Increasing Treatment Acceptance F3KG2 $40
1:30pm–
3:30pm
Debra Engelhardt-Nash What Data Really Matters F3DN2 $40
1:30pm–
3:30pm
Joy Void-Holmes, RDH Nutrition and Oral Health: What Every Dental Professional Should Know F3JH2 $40
1:30pm–
3:30pm
Ann-Marie DePalma, CDA, RDH Documentation with a Twist: Protecting and Presenting Your Career F3AD2 $40
1:30pm–
3:30pm
Leslie Canham, CDA, RDA HIPAA Workforce Training: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt
Your Practice*
F3LC2 $40
1:30pm–
3:30pm
Jennifer Zajac The COVID Pandemic and its Impact on Pediatric Mental Health F3JZ $40

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

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

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

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: $60| CODE: T2MR | 3 CEUs | Audience: D
This course satisfies one hour of mandatory CE in CT.
Earn a 10% credit on your Fortress Insurance policy for three years by taking this course.

Presented by Michael Ragan, DMD, JD

Through an analysis of closed Fortress malpractice claims, this course will provide strategies and resources to enhance patient safety and to reduce risk in the dental practice. Closed claim topics include esthetic restorations, wisdom tooth extractions, oral cancer, endodontic treatment, and implants. Risk management topics include documentation, communication, informed consent, technology, patient selection, referrals, prescription practices, patient noncompliance, and ethics.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify common dental malpractice risks
  • Understand how to adapt office policies and procedures to mitigate exposure t0 identified risks in the dental practice
  • Implement strategies with professional teams and referral networks to encourage patient safety and reduce risk
  • Understand the litigation process, board investigations and the role of the insured provider in each

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

FEE: $30 | CODE: T2GT | 1 CEUs | Audience: D

Presented by Jonathan Gibney and Gary Tiger

Ransomware attacks continue to be on the rise. And it’s not just large organizations that are targets. Small to medium-sized businesses now account for over 80% of these attacks. Industry experts say that it’s not a matter of IF you will be attacked but rather WHEN. Are you doing everything you can to protect your practice and your personal data? What about your staff? These attackers are always finding new ways in. Even if you think you are fully protected, we encourage you to join us to learn what vulnerabilities might be leaving you at risk and how to address them.

Learning Objectives

  • Review a complete walk-through of a ransomware attack, including remediation
  • Understand the importance of data encryption
  • Understand the total financial impact of an attack on your business
  • Learn what you can do to mitigate the risk and limit the impact on your practice

Thursday, May 12 PM Courses

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: T2JM | 2 CEUs | Audience: D

Presented by Justin Marti, JD

Positioning your practice for long-term success begins with a strong lease. This course is designed for both new and seasoned practitioner looking to maximize the value delivered by a landlord upon executing a new lease agreement. Attendees will learn the primary components of a commercial lease, the representations and warranties that a landlord should make, the value of free rent periods and tenant improvement allowances and the red flags that should trigger a provider to look elsewhere.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the primary components and clauses of a commercial lease
  • Comprehend the representations and warranties that a commercial landlord should make
  • Negotiate beneficial lease terms, including free rent periods and tenant improvement allowances
  • Recognize the red flags that should trigger a provider to look elsewhere

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

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