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Friday, May 18

Morning Sessions

Dr. Nasser Barghi
Title: All Ceramic Restorations in 2018: Clinical Considerations, Part 1
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
CE Hours: 3 hours 
Course Description:
Innovations in digital dentistry and high-strength all-ceramic systems in conjunction with advanced CAD/CAM technology provide us with more opportunity to offer esthetic and function not only in the esthetic zone, but also in high stress posterior occlusion. Each system requires specific tooth preparation, laboratory communication, surface conditioning for luting. Current ceramic primers and luting cements have made these a reality. All-Ceramic Restorations in 2018 is an in-depth look at concepts, procedures and products to enhance the durability of these restorations. Topics include: 
  • All ceramic restorations in 2018
  • Porcelain veneers; 35 years observations; What we did ? What we do?
  • Clinical considerations of zirconia and IPS e.max lithium disilicate restorations
  • Minimal invasive procedures with CAD/CAM zirconia restorations 
  • Bonding and cementing zirconia restorations in light of current scientific information
 Course Objectives: ​
This course is designed to provide participants with practical information on indications, selection, tooth preparation, laboratory communication and bonding of current types of all ceramic restorations in light of current scientific and clinical information. Failures of esthetic restorations and steps for intra-oral repairs will be discussed.

Bio:
Dr. Nasser Barghi is professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School, at San Antonio, Texas.  He received his post-doctoral certificate in prosthodontics from Temple University. He has presented more than 800 didactic and hands-on clinic courses in over 35 countries.  Dr. Barghi is the author and the co-author of numerous articles and abstracts and has completed a great amount of research on bonding new esthetic materials and etched porcelain bonded restorations. 
 
Dr. Barghi is a member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and the International Association for Dental Research. 
Dr. Sam Low
Title: Utilize Today’s Dental Lasers in Managing Periodontal/Soft tissue Conditions in the Dental Practice (AM Lecture, PM Hands On Workshop)
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
CE Hours: 3 hours each session (6 hours total)
 
Course Description:     
Give your practice a boost by harnessing laser technology with a positive result that manages effectively day to day periodontal to soft tissue patient conditions.  We provide the practitioner on how to chose the right laser and apply simple techniques that result in precision, controlled bleeding, accelerated healing, reduced post-operative issues, shorter procedure time, and a more relaxed experience for the patient.  Procedures include non-surgical periodontics, frenectomy, gingivectomy, restorative troughing, biopsy, fibroma removal, implant uncovering and TMD bio-stimulation are presented considering coding and patient acceptance.
 
You experience direct hands on activity with various lasers on a variety of models including the hog jaw. Instructors knowledgeable in all phases of laser dentistry are with you providing insight into each procedure in a step-by-step fashion to instill confidence when you return to the practice. 

Course Objectives:
  • Investigate laser utilization including wavelengths and respective techniques
  • Determine the appropriate laser equipment for the individual practice
  • Understand indications for using laser in crown lengthening and pre -orthodontic procedures including esthetics
  • Consider case reports demonstrating success along with clear contraindications 
  • Develop techniques for incorporating laser into a dental practice considering patient acceptance, third party coding
  • Differentiate laser technologies for periodontal indications (surgical and non-surgical)
  • Develop post-operative evaluation protocols assessing wound healing 
Bio:
Dr. Sam Low provides dentists and dental hygienists with the tools needed for successfully managing the periodontal patient in general and periodontal practices. As an associate faculty member of the L.D. Pankey Institute for 20 years and Professor Emeritus, University of Florida, College of Dentistry, Dr. Low’s many years’ experience training dental professionals is evident in his straightforward, informative, and entertaining teaching style. Dr. Low’s presentations focus on creating positive interactions between dentists, periodontists, and dental hygienists through communication skills and continuous quality improvement to enhance esthetics, tooth retention, and implant placement.
 
Theresa S. Gonzales, DMD, MS, MSS
Title: Women’s Health - Nothing That They Have Told Me is Particularly True​​
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
CE Hours: 3 hours                 
Course Description:
Myths related to a variety of health challenges facing contemporary American Women abound. The good news is that many of the leading threats to women's health can be prevented. We will consider the top seven threats to women's health, compiled from statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other leading health organizations. The effect of stress on physiology will be discussed at length.  The human body’s response to normal amounts of stress—say, a bad day at the office—is likely to be brief increases in the heart rate and mild elevations in hormone levels. But a toxic stress response, stemming from exposure to a major shock or prolonged adversity such as physical or emotional abuse, can produce catastrophic outcomes. The accumulated lifelong toll of stress-related hormones sharply raises the risk of chronic diseases in adulthood, ranging from heart disease and diabetes to depression and atherosclerosis.  Compounding this reality is that treatment outcomes for women with these conditions are not as predictable as they are for male cohorts.

Course Objectives: 
Attendees will learn to: 
  • Acknowledge global disparities in the delivery of women’s health care.
  • Recognize trends and modest gains over the past two decades
  • Identify leading causes of death in American Women.
Bio: 
​Dr. Gonzales retired from the United States Army Dental Corps after a long and distinguished career in active federal service to our Nation. Most recently, she was a nominative selection as the Director of Strategic Communications for the Army Surgeon General. She has commanded formations in Europe and the United States. Prior to her successive command selections, she served as Director of Orofacial Pain Management and a Staff Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Theresa graduated Magna Cum Laude from the College of Charleston with a B.S. in Chemistry and received her D.M.D. from the Medical University of South Carolina. Colonel Gonzales began her military career at Fort Jackson, South Carolina as a resident in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program. She then completed a residency training program in oral and maxillofacial pathology in 1992 at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. In 2006, she completed a two-year fellowship in Orofacial Pain at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School and completed a Master of Science in Health Care from George Washington University in Washington, DC.  From 1994 to 1998, Dr. Gonzales taught in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. She has authored over fifty scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and was the recipient of the International College of Dentists Award for Excellence in Research. Recently, she served as the Associate Dean for Curriculum and Strategic Communications and a Professor of Oral Pathology and the Director of Orofacial Pain Management at the Medical University of South Carolina- James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine.  Currently, Dr. Gonzales was selected to serve as the Executive Director of the American College of Dentists and she has relocated to Washington, DC.  
​Dr. Mark Kleive
Title: The Fun Way to Proficiency with Digital Dental Photography​
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
CE Hours: 3 hours 
​Course Description:      
In this fun and lively hands-on workshop, you will have the opportunity to practice taking images that will have the greatest impact in communication with the patient and dental team. All clinical intra and extra-oral views will be demonstrated with emphasis on efficient ergonomics of the patient and photographer. You will learn how to integrate
digital photography easily into your practice and improve case acceptance.

Note: A limited number of digital cameras, mirrors and retractors will be made available, but participants are asked to bring sterile supplies (if they own them) to maximize the learning experience.
 
Course Objectives:
  • Master six essential dental photographic images
  • Integrate digital photography easily in your practice
  • Use digital imaging for patient education and case acceptance
Bios: 
Dr. Mark Kleive earned his D.D.S. degree with distinction from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1997. Mark has had the experience as an associate in a multi-clinic setting and as an owner of 2 different fee-for-service practices. For the last 6 years Mark has practiced in a beautiful area of the country - Asheville, North Carolina. Mark is a Visiting Faculty member with The Pankey Institute and a 2015 inductee into the American College of Dentistry. During the last 19 years of practice, Dr. Kleive has made a reputation for himself as a caring, comprehensive oral healthcare provider.
 
Ms. Karen Gregory 
Title: SPICE PLUS Annual OSHA Training - Part 1  (pre-registration required) 
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
CE: 6 hours total (attendance at morning and afternoon required)​
Attendance at this full day session will meet the requirements for BOTH SPICE training and Annual OSHA Training. This training course is approved by the Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology (SPICE) to meet the training requirement of 10A NCAC 41A.0206.  A separate OSHA only class will be held on Saturday.
Course Description:   
Practical solutions to your infection control challenges will be provided as basic principles of epidemiology, disinfection, sterilization, and techniques to reduce the spread of infection are reviewed. In addition, discussion of CDC guidelines and the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard will be an important part of this training, thus positioning your practice to provide a safe environment for both patients and employees.​

Course Objectives:
After attending this lecture, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize pertinent laws concerning infection control.Explain the principles of epidemiology and asepsis.
  • Describe environment infection control.
  • Recall CDC recommendations on sterilization of instruments utilized in the delivery of dental care. 
  • Explain the requirements listed in the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard which creates protections for workers against exposure to blood and body fluids.
  • Recall the updated labeling requirements under the Hazard Communication Standard.
  • Discuss basic infection control principles applicable to a dental practice including proper hand hygiene procedures and surface disinfection.
  • Recall safety measures in the event of fire and severe weather.

Bio:
Karen joined Total Medical Compliance in 2006 as Director of Compliance and Education where she is responsible for the development and supervision of compliance programs within the organization. TMC provides onsite OSHA, infection control, and HIPAA compliance solutions to dental and medical practices, throughout the United States as well as seminars and webinars on various compliance issues.
 
Karen is a requested speaker at local and state medical and dental meetings, and was a presenter at the Hinman Dental Meeting, the OSAP Symposium and multiple OSAP Infection Control Boot Camps and CDA Presents. She is on the Editorial Review Board for Infection Control in Practice and is frequent contributor of articles in local and state organizational newsletters and magazines. Karen has been presented the Dr. Milton E. Schaefer Superior Service Award for service to The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), has been recognized as a Hu-Friedy Key Opinion Leader and serves on the OSAP Board of Directors. 
 
In both her role as a spokesperson for OSAP and as the Director of Compliance and Education at Total Medical Compliance (TMC) she applies her expertise in infection and control and compliance to help healthcare professionals master the safe delivery of medical care. Passionate about employee and patient safety, Karen takes every opportunity to share this very important information in order to improve the quality of healthcare for all involved.
 
Karen has been responsible for the development and supervision of compliance programs at Total Medical Compliance since 2006. TMC provides onsite OSHA, infection control, and HIPAA compliance solutions to dental and medical practices throughout the United Stare.
 
As an active member of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) since 2009 she is currently serving as a member of the board. She is on the Editorial Review Board for Infection Control in Practice, OSAPs infection control training newsletter. OSAP has honored her repeatedly for her service; In 2013 she received the Dr. Milton E. Schaefer Superior Service Award for service and has been recognized as a Hu-Friedy Key Opinion Leader.
 
Karen is a sought after speaker at local and state medical and dental meetings, and was a presenter at the 2010 Hinman Dental Meeting, CDA Presents,several OSAP Symposium and the OSAP Infection Control Boot Camp. She frequently contributes articles to local and state organizational newsletters and magazines.
 

Afternoon Sessions

Dr. Nasser Barghi
Title: All Ceramic Restorations in 2018: Clinical Considerations, Part 2
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
CE Hours: 3 hours total
 
​Course Description:        
Innovations in digital dentistry and high-strength all-ceramic systems in conjunction with advanced CAD/CAM technology provide us with more opportunity to offer esthetic and function not only in the esthetic zone, but also in high stress posterior occlusion. Each system requires specific tooth preparation, laboratory communication, surface conditioning for luting. Current ceramic primers and luting cements have made these a reality.
All-Ceramic Restorations in 2018 is an in-depth look at concepts, procedures and products to enhance the durability of these restorations. Topics include:
  • All ceramic restorations in 2018Porcelain veneers;
  • 35 years observations; What we did ? What we do?
  • Clinical considerations of zirconia and IPS e.max lithium disilicate restorations
  • Minimal invasive procedures with CAD/CAM zirconia restorations 
  • Bonding and cementing zirconia restorations in light of current scientific information

Course Objective:
This course is designed to provide participants with practical information on indications, selection, tooth preparation, laboratory communication and bonding of current types of all ceramic restorations in light of current scientific and clinical information. Failures of esthetic restorations and steps for intra-oral repairs will be discussed. 

Bio:
Dr. Nasser Barghi is professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School, at San Antonio, Texas.  He received his post-doctoral certificate in prosthodontics from Temple University. He has presented more than 800 didactic and hands-on clinic courses in over 35 countries.  Dr. Barghi is the author and the co-author of numerous articles and abstracts and has completed a great amount of research on bonding new esthetic materials and etched porcelain bonded restorations.
Dr. Sam Low
Title: Utilize Today’s Dental Lasers in Managing Periodontal/Soft tissue Conditions in the Dental Practice  (AM Lecture, PM Hands On Workshop)
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
CE Hours: 3 hours

C​​ourse Description:     
Give your practice a boost by harnessing laser technology with a positive result that manages effectively day to day periodontal to soft tissue patient conditions.  We provide the practitioner on how to chose the right laser and apply simple techniques that result in precision, controlled bleeding, accelerated healing, reduced post-operative issues, shorter procedure time, and a more relaxed experience for the patient.  Procedures include non-surgical periodontics, frenectomy, gingivectomy, restorative troughing, biopsy, fibroma removal, implant uncovering and TMD bio-stimulation are presented considering coding and patient acceptance.
 
You experience direct hands on activity with various lasers on a variety of models including the hog jaw. Instructors knowledgeable in all phases of laser dentistry are with you providing insight into each procedure in a step-by-step fashion to instill confidence when you return to the practice. 

​Course Objectives:
  • Investigate laser utilization including wavelengths and respective techniques
  • Determine the appropriate laser equipment for the individual practice
  • Understand indications for using laser in crown lengthening and pre -orthodontic procedures including esthetics
  • Consider case reports demonstrating success along with clear contraindications 
  • Develop techniques for incorporating laser into a dental practice considering patient acceptance, third party coding
  • Differentiate laser technologies for periodontal indications (surgical and non-surgical)Develop post-operative evaluation protocols assessing wound healing 
Bio:
Dr. Sam Low provides dentists and dental hygienists with the tools needed for successfully managing the periodontal patient in general and periodontal practices. As an associate faculty member of the L.D. Pankey Institute for 20 years and Professor Emeritus, University of Florida, College of Dentistry, Dr. Low’s many years’ experience training dental professionals is evident in his straightforward, informative, and entertaining teaching style. Dr. Low’s presentations focus on creating positive interactions between dentists, periodontists, and dental hygienists through communication skills and continuous quality improvement to enhance esthetics, tooth retention, and implant placement.

Dr. Mark Kleive
Title: The Team Approach to a Thriving Practice
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
CE Hours: 3 hours
​Course Description:
​All thriving dental practices have one thing in common - engaged team members who enjoy the opportunity and responsibility to become leadership partners. This course will give all participants - no matter the role they have within their practice - the tools to increase case acceptance, profitability and job and life satisfaction. You and your team can develop the skills together to influence and shape the practice you envision especially in today’s changing marketplace of dentistry.​

Course Objectives:
  • Utilize team members’ help so patients proceed with treatment
  • Empower the team to expand their leadership and “pull on the rope”
  • Improve efficiency with enhanced business systems
  • Decrease no shows and lower accounts receivable
Bio: 
​Dr. Mark Kleive earned his D.D.S. degree with distinction from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1997. Mark has had the experience as an associate in a multi-clinic setting and as an owner of 2 different fee-for-service practices. For the last 6 years Mark has practiced in a beautiful area of the country - Asheville, North Carolina. Mark is a Visiting Faculty member with The Pankey Institute and a 2015 inductee into the American College of Dentistry. During the last 19 years of practice, Dr. Kleive has made a reputation for himself as a caring, comprehensive oral healthcare provider.  
Ms. Karen Gregory 
Title: SPICE PLUS Annual OSHA Training - Part 2  (pre-registration required)
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
CE: 6 hours total (attendance at morning and afternoon required)


​Attendance at this full day session will meet the requirements for BOTH SPICE training and Annual OSHA Training. This training course is approved by the Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology (SPICE) to meet the training requirement of 10A NCAC 41A.0206. 
Course Description:   
Practical solutions to your infection control challenges will be provided as basic principles of epidemiology, disinfection, sterilization, and techniques to reduce the spread of infection are reviewed. In addition, discussion of CDC guidelines and the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard will be an important part of this training, thus positioning your practice to provide a safe environment for both patients and employees.

Course Objectives:
After attending this lecture, participants will be able to
  • Recognize pertinent laws concerning infection control.Explain the principles of epidemiology and asepsis.
  • Describe environment infection control.Recall CDC recommendations on sterilization of instruments utilized in the delivery of dental care. 
  • Explain the requirements listed in the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard which creates protections for workers against exposure to blood and body fluids.
  • Recall the updated labeling requirements under the Hazard Communication Standard.
  • Discuss basic infection control principles applicable to a dental practice including proper hand hygiene procedures and surface disinfection.
  • Recall safety measures in the event of fire and severe weather.
     
Bio:
Karen joined Total Medical Compliance in 2006 as Director of Compliance and Education where she is responsible for the development and supervision of compliance programs within the organization. TMC provides onsite OSHA, infection control, and HIPAA compliance solutions to dental and medical practices, throughout the United States as well as seminars and webinars on various compliance issues.
 
Karen is a requested speaker at local and state medical and dental meetings, and was a presenter at the Hinman Dental Meeting, the OSAP Symposium and multiple OSAP Infection Control Boot Camps and CDA Presents. She is on the Editorial Review Board for Infection Control in Practice and is frequent contributor of articles in local and state organizational newsletters and magazines. Karen has been presented the Dr. Milton E. Schaefer Superior Service Award for service to The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), has been recognized as a Hu-Friedy Key Opinion Leader and serves on the OSAP Board of Directors. 
 
In both her role as a spokesperson for OSAP and as the Director of Compliance and Education at Total Medical Compliance (TMC) she applies her expertise in infection and control and compliance to help healthcare professionals master the safe delivery of medical care. Passionate about employee and patient safety, Karen takes every opportunity to share this very important information in order to improve the quality of healthcare for all involved.
 
Karen has been responsible for the development and supervision of compliance programs at Total Medical Compliance since 2006. TMC provides onsite OSHA, infection control, and HIPAA compliance solutions to dental and medical practices throughout the United Stare.
 
As an active member of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) since 2009 she is currently serving as a member of the board. She is on the Editorial Review Board for Infection Control in Practice, OSAPs infection control training newsletter. OSAP has honored her repeatedly for her service; In 2013 she received the Dr. Milton E. Schaefer Superior Service Award for service and has been recognized as a Hu-Friedy Key Opinion Leader.
 
Karen is a sought after speaker at local and state medical and dental meetings, and was a presenter at the 2010 Hinman Dental Meeting, CDA Presents,several OSAP Symposium and the OSAP Infection Control Boot Camp. She frequently contributes articles to local and state organizational newsletters and magazines.