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Saturday, May 19

Morning Sessions

Dr. James Wolcott
Title: Restoring the Endodontically Treated Tooth….An Endodontists Perspective​
CE Hours: 3 hours
​Course Description:
​Traditional endodontic preparation design is driven mainly by the requirements of the endodontic procedure. These include considerations for the instruments used, irrigation needs and obturation techniques. Much of the focus of the design discussion is on the apical third of the preparation and restorative considerations tend to be minimized. This lecture will add to the design discussion the principal of conservation of pericervical dentine, which is critical for long- term restorative success. This lecture will set the understanding for modifying endodontic preparation design based on balancing the endodontic and the restorative considerations of the case.  Additionally, the indications for posts and cuspal coverage will be discussed in depth as well as a frank conversation about the ferrule and its importance.  It will refine the participant’s mental model of tooth anatomy and the subsequent endodontic preparation as well as the ensuing restoration from an endodontic perspective.

Furthermore, there will be an additional segment highlighting recent advances in endodontic microbiology with subsequent clinical applications and possible implications to dentin preservation.
             
Course Objectives:
At conclusion, participants should be able to:
  • Describe the objective of quality endodontic access preparation, including conservation of pericervical dentine.
  • Discuss the anatomical considerations for modern access preparations and subsequent restorations of the endodontically treated tooth.
  • Discuss the role of posts, cuspal coverage and ferrules in restoring the endodontically treated tooth.
  • Discuss the role of irrigants, medicaments and antibiotics and their potential impact on the tooth’s prognosis.
Bios:
Dr. Wolcott received his D.D.S. from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1992. He completed a General Practice Residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in 1995 and pursued advanced training in endodontics at Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he received his Certificate in Endodontics in 1998. He spent 13 years as a partner at an endodontic practice in Colorado Springs before opening Endodontics of New Mexico in 2012. 
Dr. Wolcott's professional affiliations include his dual teaching appointments as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry as well as Boston University School of Dentistry, and Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. An active member of the American Association of Endodontists, Dr. Wolcott served on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Endodontics as well as on the Association's Board of Directors.  Dr. Wolcott has authored numerous peer reviewed articles and a couple textbook chapters.
 
Don Teater MD, MPH
Title: Treating Pain Better With Fewer Opioids
Time: 8:30am - 9:30am
CE Hours: 1 hour
This course meets the NC State Board of Dental Examiners'  CE Opiod CE requirement
​Course Description:
Most people associate pain with dentistry. While many people will experience pain during dental procedures, they don’t have to suffer from pain. This session will increase your understanding of pain, opioids, and addiction. It will also show how non-opioid treatments can be more effective and produce better outcomes. Also included will be recommendations for office protocols to treat pain better in the outpatient setting. ​

Course Objectives: ​
  • Participants will be able to identify the relative effectiveness of common oral pain medications.
  • Participants will be able to identify common side effects of available pain medications.
  • Participants will be able to identify the 4 main mechanisms of pain and their impact on acute and chronic pain. 
Bio:
Don is a family physician who has lived and worked in western North Carolina for the past 29 years. Since 2004 he has focused more on the intersection of pain, opioids, and addiction. Dr. Teater was lead facilitator for the expert panel during the development of the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. He continues to work as a consultant with the CDC on educating prescribers on the appropriate treatment of pain.
 
While working nationally on the public health aspects of the opioid epidemic, he continues to see patients one day a week treating opioid use disorder and chronic pain in Waynesville, NC.

Ms. Karen Gregory
Title: Annual OSHA Update
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
CE Hours: 3 hours 
Sponsored by Total Medical Compliance
​Course Description:
If an OSHA inspector were to visit your practice next week how would you fare? You can be prepared for an inspection, but there must be a clear understanding of the requirements and a plan. Once you have these items in place, your practice will be positioned to be a safe workplace. This training will provide a review of OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, the updated Hazard Communication Standard and other safety issues specific to the dental practice environment. Not your typical OSHA update; it will actually be informative and may even make you laugh!​

Course Objectives:
  • 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.
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.