Saturday, May 20

Morning Sessions

* An asterisk denotes program NOT approved by NC State Board of Dental Examiners for CEU. 
​Dr. Harald Heymann & Dr. Gavin Heymann
Title: Treatment of Common Esthetic Dilemmas: An Interdisciplinary Approach​
Time: 8am – 1pm (Note: 8am start time)
Location: Windsor Ballroom
CE Hours: 5 hours
Sponsored by NC Association of Orthodontists
​Course Description:
​Esthetic success is defined by patient satisfaction.  But how can you achieve optimal esthetics with minimal intervention? What esthetic principles are fundamental to generating consistently esthetic results? How can restorative/ortho interdisciplinary treatments be optimized? How do you best coordinate restorative/ortho treatments for interarch tooth size discrepancies or missing lateral incisors?

This presentation will address a variety of contemporary topics in the realm of interdisciplinary conservative esthetic dentistry.  Coordinated approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of interarch tooth size discrepancies as well as appropriate space distribution for cases involving undersized teeth will be discussed with special emphasis on the ortho/restorative interactions that are needed to optimize results.  Both the use of directly bonded restorations for tooth shape alteration as well as insights and step-by-step procedures for successful porcelain veneers will be chronicled.

Detailed treatment planning considerations will be elucidated with regards to the management and treatment of missing anterior teeth, including canine substitution, implants and various approaches to providing long-term esthetic provisional restorations. These and many other salient topics will be presented in a manner that highlights interdisciplinary interactions required to optimize clinical success across a broad spectrum of treatment options.
Course Objectives:
  • Identify the various esthetic parameters and artistic principles required for esthetic success and apply them to various conservative esthetic procedures.
  • Describe the conservative restorative and orthodontic concepts utilized in restorative anterior space closure and the management of interarch tooth size discrepancies.
  • Chronicle the various clinical techniques for the prevention and conservative treatment of white spot lesions.
  • Relate keys to long-term clinical success for placing and temporizing etched porcelain veneers.
  • Describe the interdisciplinary treatment planning considerations and treatment options for interim replacement of missing anterior teeth.  
Dr. Harald Heymann is past Chair and Graduate Program Director of the Department of Operative Dentistry and currently is the Thomas P. Hinman Distinguished Professor of Operative Dentistry at the UNC School of Dentistry. 

Dr. Heymann has been particularly active in the clinical research of esthetic restorative materials and is the author of over 200 scientific publications.

He is a member of the Academy of Operative Dentistry, the International Association of Dental Research, and is Past-President and a Fellow of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.  He is also a Fellow in the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists, and the Academy of Dental Materials.  He also serves as a consultant to the ADA.

Dr. Heymann also is Co-Senior Editor of The Art and Science of Operative Dentistry, historically, the #1 selling dental textbook in the world.  Dr. Heymann is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry.  Dr. Heymann has given over 1,400 lectures on various aspects of esthetic dentistry worldwide and has received the Gordon J. Christensen Award for excellence as a CE speaker. 

​Dr.  Gavin Heymann earned his DDS and MS in Orthodontics at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry.   He is a fellow of the American and International College of Dentists.  His areas of clinical interest include interdisciplinary treatment, use of temporary anchorage devices, and applications of orthodontic dental materials.  Dr. Heymann has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, and is a reviewer for multiple orthodontic and dental journals.  He is an adjunct assistant professor in the UNC Department of Orthodontics, and has lectured internationally to orthodontic and dental audiences alike.  He maintains private orthodontic practices in Chapel Hill and Durham, NC.
Dr. Ray Dionne
Title: Pain Management in the Opioid Overdose Era
Time: 8:30am - 10am
Location: Kensington A
CE Hours: 1.5 hours
This course meets the NC State Board of Dental Examiners' NEW CE Opiod CE requirement
​Sponsored by Tarheel Endodontic Foundation
​Course Description:
Opioid analgesics are prescribed widely for the management of acute and chronic pain despite their limited efficacy for acute inflammatory pain, incidence of adverse events in ambulatory patients and the potential for misuse, abuse and the development of dependence. Deaths due to opioid overdoses have reached epidemic levels with 3-4 deaths every hour in the US alone. Dentists attending this program will learn to minimize acute dental pain through  the use of preventive strategies to block the mechanisms that contribute to the development of acute pain without the risks of opioid combination analgesics and how to minimize drug diversion that contributes to opioid abuse leading to opioid overdose and death.

Course Objectives: ​
  • Understand the relationship between opioid analgesics prescribed for acute pain and the development of drug abuse and dependence.
  • Learn practical strategies for preventing acute dental pain with the PAIN paradigm. 
  • Understand when prescribing an opioid combination analgesic is appropriate and which drugs to consider. 
Dr. Dionne was trained as a dentist and practiced part-time in Washington DC while pursuing a career in pain research at the National Institutes of Health. He also received a PhD in pharmacology from the Medical College of Virginia. He has conducted greater than 100 clinical trials evaluating analgesic drugs and their mechanisms of action as well as the safety and efficacy of drugs used for perioperative apprehension. He has co-authored greater than 200 scientific publications, edited 5 monographs and textbooks and served as editor for the journal Anesthesia Progress. He is currently a research professor at East Carolina University in the Department of Pharmacology at the Brody School of Medicine and the School of Dental Medicine. He resides in New Bern NC.
Ms. Sheri Kay
* Title: It Takes A Team​
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
Location: Kensington E     
CE Hours: 3 hours 
Sponsored by CareCredit
​Course Description:
If it was "just about the teeth" it would be easy to be successful. The reality is that it takes great intention around hospitality, marketing, systems, organization, service, as well as incredible patience and compassion to make it through each and every day. This lively program will help you think differently about what every team member can do on Monday morning to positively influence each other, your patients, and the overall health of your practice.

Course Objectives:
  • Enhance listening skills
  • Explore 5 dimensions of communication
  • Practice the principals of "presence"
  • Apply high level hospitality skills
  • Focus energy and attention toward a WOW experience for patients
Sheri Kay RDH, BS is a published author and was voted one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry by DPR magazine in 2011. As owner of Sky Dental Practice Coaching, Sheri has worked with hundreds of practices and takes pride in having the ability to help team members maximize their contributions to the team. Sheri has experience in every aspect of the dental practice and continues her studies in Neuroscience, Psychology, and Organizational Development. One thing is certain: when Sheri Kay presents a program, your whole team will be engaged, involved, and inspired!
Mr. Andrew Tucker
* Title: GOLD LECTURE - Graduates of the Last Decade - Planning Your Professional Future
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
Location: Kensington D
CE Hours: 3 hours
Sponsored by John McGill & Hill Group                            
Course Description: 
With student loan balances climbing, the importance of doctors planning early in their career is more paramount now than ever before. This course will focus on developing a financial plan for doctors in the first ten years of their career.  In this program, we discuss the “new normal” of student loan debt, how to balance repayment with tax-advantaged savings, and determining when to prepay debt and when to save.  Attendees will also discover the pros and cons of private student loan refinancing, balancing student loan debt with home and practice purchases, and strategies to control income taxes despite loan repayment.
Course Objectives:
  • Understand when to save versus when to prepay debt
  • Calculate how much will be needed for retirement and to accomplish saving for retirement
  • Learn how and when to refinance student loans

Andrew Tucker is an associate with John K. McGill & Co., Inc. He is a licensed attorney in the State of North Carolina and has been admitted for practice before the United States Tax Court. He is also a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®). At the McGill and Hill Group, he now brings his rich experience of tax and business advising exclusively to the dental profession.
Prior to joining the McGill & Hill Group, Andrew practiced law as a tax and wealth planning attorney, where he counseled high-net-worth individuals on sophisticated tax planning and wealth preservation strategies. Before practicing law, Andrew served as a financial planner for tech entrepreneurs in heart of Research Triangle Park in Raleigh-Durham, NC where he advised entrepreneurs on tax strategies for rapid-growth companies.
Andrew is a graduate of North Carolina State University with degrees in Political Science and Public Communications. He also holds a Juris Doctor from Campbell University, where he was a Wiggins Scholar and the recipient of the Norman Adrian Wiggins Estate Planning Award for excellence in the field of tax and estate planning. Andrew also holds a Masters in Trust and Wealth Management, with honors, from Campbell University. Andrew is a member of the American Bar Association and the North Carolina Bar Association.
David Frost
* Title: International Volunteer Projects: What's It All About Anyway?
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
Location: Kensington F
CE Hours: 3 hours
Sponsored by International College of Dentists                            
​Course Description:   
International volunteerism supports lasting, sustainable improvements to the oral health of communities in need around the globe. This course will be an introduction to international volunteering, presenting strategies to identify organizations and opportunities, and ways to prepare for the trip. 

Course Objectives:
After this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand how to become involved in international volunteer programs
  • Understand the characteristics of the ideal volunteer and some of the challenges of volunteering
  • Identify resources for a successful volunteer experience
  • Recognize the difference between short-term and long-term benefits in programs
  • Understand the importance of partnering for sustainability in volunteer programs
  • Be familiar with the resources for identifying specific oral health needs​

Dr. Frost obtained his BS from Texas A&M University, his DDS from Baylor College of Dentistry and completed a General Practice Residency in the United States Air Force. Dr. Frost completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1980. He was a Morehead Fellow during residency. Dr. Frost continued his training with a fellowship at UNC Chapel Hill and at Canniesburn Hospital, Scotland, in 1981. Dr. Frost has served as an examiner, director and President of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is Past-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation and Chair Emeritus of the Board of Directors of Health Volunteers Overseas. He serves the specialty on numerous committees and organizations nationally and internationally. He is President-Elect of the Southeastern Society or Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. He has volunteered and led surgical groups in Nepal, India, Chile, Peru, Cuba and Vietnam. Dr. Frost is an Adjunct Associate Professor for the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UNC Chapel Hill and is the National Civilian Consultant to the Surgeon General for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery for the United States Air Force. He has published over 40 scientific articles and 18 books or book chapters and mentored numerous residents in research projects which have lead to Master degrees. He has a clinical interest in orthognathic surgery.
Ms. Karen Gregory
Title: Annual OSHA Update
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
Location: Somerset
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:
After attending this lecture, participants will be able to
  • 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.  

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.