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Thursday, May 17

Morning Sessions

Theresa S. Gonzales, DMD, MS, MSS
Title: Epithelial Pathology: From A to Z
Time: 8:30am - 11:30am
Location:
CE Hours: 3 hours 

Course Description:        
The history of clinical diagnosis began in earnest from the enlightened days of Hippocrates in ancient Greece but is far from perfect despite the enormous bounty of information made available by medical research including the sequencing of the human genome. The practice of diagnosis continues to be dominated by theories set down in the early 1900s. The word “diagnosis” is derived from Greek and it is literally translated “through knowledge.”  Diagnoses do not come about by “blinding flashes of brilliance” but instead are arrived at rather methodically through the systematic and disciplined application of knowledge.  This half-day presentation is designed to reacquaint the oral health care provider with common mucosal presentations. There is an axiomatic principle that governs clinical practice - "common things occur commonly”. According to a recent study, there are a handful of relatively common oral mucosal presentations that comprise almost three-quarters of oral lesions for which patients seek consultation. This course will provide a review and clinical update of those commonly encountered pathologic entities as well as the deployment of the appropriate treatment algorithm. Clinical presentations from aphthae to zoster will be covered in an effort to improve the clinician's comfort level in diagnosing and managing these conditions.

Course Objectives:
Participant should be able to:
  • expand your clinical diagnostic algorithm
  • correlate oral presentations with systemic possibilities
  • expand your treatment algorithm
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. Robert A. Lowe
Title: Advances in Composite Dentistry: A Blend of Artistry, Materials & Technique
(Part 1 of 2)​

Time: 8:30am - 11:30am
Location:
CE Hours: 3 hours each session (6 hours total)
 
Course Description:      
Today’s composite resins allow the aesthetic dentist limitless creativity in recreating human dentate
form. At the core of every aesthetic dental restoration is tooth morphology…natures’ combination of
elevations, depressions, opacities, and translucencies that collectively produce functional and aesthetic
beauty.

In this course, Dr. Lowe will discuss techniques to create morphologically precise direct anterior and
posterior composite restorations. A simple “histologic” layering technique will be taught with the use of
composite tints to create lifelike direct composite restorations. The challenges of placing Class II direct
composites (proximal contact and contour) and soft tissue management will also be discussed.
Advances in composite technology such as bulk fill, sonic placement, low shrinkage, and other types of
dentin replacements that are “biologically active” give the dentist a wide range of restorative solutions
for patients. The use of different aesthetic materials in combination with finishing techniques will enable
simple, yet “world class” placement of state of the art restorations for your patients tomorrow!.
 
Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the participants will be able to
  • To teach a simple, reproducible technique to create accurate and aesthetic tooth morphology in
    composite resin for anterior and posterior teeth.
  • To discuss how sectional matrix can accurately reproduce contact and contour for proximal
    surfaces.
  • To learn how to manage soft tissue problems when placing Class II composite resins.
  • Discuss some of the new innovations in materials science that are advancing the technology of
    composite resins.
  • Finishing and polishing techniques that create natural surface texture and reflection.
Bio:
Dr. Robert A. Lowe received his DDS degree, magna cum laude, Loyola University in 1982, has
maintained a full time practice for 30 years, and is a world recognized teacher and clinician. He taught for 10 years at Loyola University School of Dentistry and has received Fellowships in the AGD, ICD, ADI, and ACD. In 2004, Dr. Lowe received the Gordon Christensen Outstanding Lecturer Award and in 2005 received Diplomate status on the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Lowe has authored numerous scientific articles and has contributed to dental textbooks. He is a consultant for a number of dental manufacturers and a member and clinical evaluator for the Catapult Group. Dentistry Today consistently names Dr. Lowe to the “Top 100 Clinicians in Dentistry”.
 
​​Dr. Edward Adlesic
Title: Anesthesia Update 2018, Part 1 of 2
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
Location: 
CE Hours: 3 hours each session (6 hours total)
Course Description:      
Update of anesthetic agents for office use along with patient evaluation and management in an office setting. ​Topics include:
  1. Oral Sedation & Pharmacology
  2. Allergic Reactions
  3. Local Anesthesia Update
  4. Drug Abuse Patient
  5. ECG rhythm
  6. Capnography
  7. Nausea & Vomiting
Course Objectives:
  • Review common agents for clinical use
  • Increase practitioners knowledge and increase safety
Bio:
Dr. Edward C. Adlesic was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He attended the University of Pittsburgh and obtained a BS and MS in Chemistry and Forensic Chemistry.  He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine from 1976 to 1980 for his DMD degree followed by a 4 year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania training under Dr. Lionel Gold. 

In 1984 he returned to Pittsburgh and established a private practice in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery which he maintains to this day.  He served as Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital from 1991 to 2010.  During that time he also served in the United States Army Reserve and was activated for Operation Desert Storm.  Since 2014, he holds the rank of assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Adlesic is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology.  He is a Fellow in AAOMS and the ADSA. 

Dr. Adlesic’s clinical interest is in office anesthesia and he has spoken or chaired meetings on multiple occasions for AAOMS and the ADSA.  His company, Anesthesia Education in Dentistry, LLC, has been providing anesthesia continuing education in Pennsylvania.

Afternoon Sessions

Theresa S. Gonzales, DMD, MS, MS
Title:  Forensic Odontology: Fact and Fiction
Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Location:
CE Hours: 3 hours 




Course Description: 
 Identification of human remains is generally a pre-requisite for estate planning, payment of life insurance proceeds, remarriage of the surviving partner and prosecution in cases of homicide.  Terrorist’s attacks, aircraft accidents, fires, floods and high speed motor vehicle accidents increase the reliance upon the use of dental identification as the body may have suffered decomposition, mutilation or incineration.  The teeth and their associated restorations are highly resistant to destruction and represent a sophisticated tool for post mortem identification of human remains.  This seminar is designed to delineate the legitimate role of the forensic dentist with respect to dental identification, recognizing and reporting human abuse, determination of chronologic age, and dentistry's role in a mass-disaster setting. 

Course Objectives: 
Attendess will learn:
  • Principles of forensic odontology
  • Techniques for dental identification
  • Strategies for recognizing and reporting child and/or adult abuse
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. Robert A. Lowe
Title: Advances in Composite Dentistry: A Blend of Artistry, Materials & Technique
(Part 2 of 2)​

Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Location:
CE Hours: 3 hours each session (6 hours total)
Course Description:      
Today’s composite resins allow the aesthetic dentist limitless creativity in recreating human dentate
form. At the core of every aesthetic dental restoration is tooth morphology…natures’ combination of
elevations, depressions, opacities, and translucencies that collectively produce functional and aesthetic
beauty.

In this course, Dr. Lowe will discuss techniques to create morphologically precise direct anterior and
posterior composite restorations. A simple “histologic” layering technique will be taught with the use of
composite tints to create lifelike direct composite restorations. The challenges of placing Class II direct
composites (proximal contact and contour) and soft tissue management will also be discussed.
Advances in composite technology such as bulk fill, sonic placement, low shrinkage, and other types of
dentin replacements that are “biologically active” give the dentist a wide range of restorative solutions
for patients. The use of different aesthetic materials in combination with finishing techniques will enable
simple, yet “world class” placement of state of the art restorations for your patients tomorrow!
 
Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the participants will be able to
  • To teach a simple, reproducible technique to create accurate and aesthetic tooth morphology incomposite resin for anterior and posterior teeth.
  • To discuss how sectional matrix can accurately reproduce contact and contour for proximalsurfaces.
  • To learn how to manage soft tissue problems when placing Class II composite resins.
  • Discuss some of the new innovations in materials science that are advancing the technology of
  • composite resins.
  • Finishing and polishing techniques that create natural surface texture and reflection.
Bio:
Dr. Robert A. Lowe received his DDS degree, magna cum laude, Loyola University in 1982, has
maintained a full time practice for 30 years, and is a world recognized teacher and clinician. He taught for 10 years at Loyola University School of Dentistry and has received Fellowships in the AGD, ICD, ADI, and ACD. In 2004, Dr. Lowe received the Gordon Christensen Outstanding Lecturer Award and in 2005 received Diplomate status on the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Lowe has authored numerous scientific articles and has contributed to dental textbooks. He is a consultant for a number of dental manufacturers and a member and clinical evaluator for the Catapult Group. Dentistry Today consistently names Dr. Lowe to the “Top 100 Clinicians in Dentistry”.
 
Dr. Gary Jones, Dr. David Hedgecoe, Lars Hansson, CDT
Title:  Full-Arch, Immediate - load, Fixed Implant Restorations: Team Approach from Work-up to Final Prosthesis
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: 
CE Hours: 3 hours
​Course Description:      
This popular treatment modality for the edentulous patient and patients with non-restorable dentitions has a complex, restoratiely driven workflow. Surgeons have the ability to be intimately involved with the diagnosis and treatment planning phase to ensure optimum esthetic and functional results for their patients. This course will demonstrate the coordinated responsiblites of the implant team members and how these responsibilities overlap. Empahsis will be placed on the preoperative treatment phase, but attention will also be given to the surgical technique, conversion process, and fabrication of the final prosthesis.
 
Course Objectives:
  • Identify responsibilities of the surgeon, restorative doctor and laboratory techinican when executing this treatment;
  • Discuss esthetic and occlusal issues addressed in the preoperative work-up;
  • Explain the surgical technique and scientific rationale for angled implants and immediate load;
  • Discuss the conversion to an all-acrylic, immediately loaded, fixed provisional; and
  • Determine the fabrication and material options for the final prosthesis.  
Bios:
Dr. David Hedgecoe graduated from Wake Forest University and The University of North Carolina School of Dentistry.  He completed a General Practice Residency at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, SC.  He practices with his father, Dr. Joel Hedgecoe, and Dr. Chessica Logue in Fayetteville, NC.  He is a Fellow in both the Academy of General Dentistry and the International College of Dentists. 
 
​Dr. Gary Jones hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Summa Cum Laude and was awarded the distinction of “University Scholar.” He then completed his doctorate studies at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. His residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery was completed at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Jones then served his country as a staff surgeon at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC. There he received The Meritorious Service Medal. Board certifed in his specialty, he has been in private practice in North Carolina for the last 15 years with a primary focus on jaw reconstructive surgery and dental implant placement. He also enjoys lecturing about implant dentistry and is the Founder and Director of the Fayetteville Implant Dentistry Study Club and the Central Carolina Dental Continuum. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at VCU School of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 
 
​Lars Hansson is currently the Senior Vice President for Digital Implant Solutions at Valley Dental Arts, Minnesota. He has studied and worked with many of the leaders in the cosmetic and implant world including: Drs. PerInvar Bränemark, Pete Dawson , John Kois , Carl Misch, Michael S Block Avishai Sadan, Robert F. Faulkner, John Cranham, Christian Coachman, David Garber, Maurice Salama, Henry Salama and many more. Lars is a board certified and master dental technician from Malmö, Sweden. He is the Chair for the Academy of Osseointegration Allied Staff committee and a Fellow member in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Lars is also a honored PEERS member for Dentsply implants and is an assistant lecturer for the AMARA institute. Lars is a clinical faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University and also a special consultant to several manufacturers, teaches and is experienced with all of the major implant systems. Lars has published several articles on implant dentistry, digital dentistry and communication. He serves on the IDT( Inside Dental Technology) as the Editorial Advisory Board and has lectured extensively nationally and internationally on digital dentistry, cosmetic and implant dentistry, including the ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists), AO(Academy of Osseointegration), SACD(Swedish Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry)and the Astra Tech international world congress in Sweden 2012. AAOMS( American Academy of Oral Maxilla facial surgeons) and is a speaker Xpert on Dental XP. Lars also is a DSD Instructor and teach DSD(Digital Smile Design) live hands-on courses.
 
​​Dr. Edward Adlesic
Title: Anesthesia Update 2018, Part 2 of 2
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: 
CE Hours: 3 hours each session (6 hours total)
​Course Description:      
Update of anesthetic agents for office use along with patient evaluation and management in an office setting. ​Topics include:
  1. Oral Sedation & Pharmacology
  2. Allergic Reactions
  3. Local Anesthesia Update
  4. Drug Abuse Patient
  5. ECG rhythm
  6. Capnography
  7. Nausea & Vomiting
 Course Objectives:
  • Review common agents for clinical use
  • Increase practitioners knowledge and increase safety 
Bio:
Dr. Edward C. Adlesic was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He attended the University of Pittsburgh and obtained a BS and MS in Chemistry and Forensic Chemistry.  He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine from 1976 to 1980 for his DMD degree followed by a 4 year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania training under Dr. Lionel Gold. 

In 1984 he returned to Pittsburgh and established a private practice in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery which he maintains to this day.  He served as Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital from 1991 to 2010.  During that time he also served in the United States Army Reserve and was activated for Operation Desert Storm.  Since 2014, he holds the rank of assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Adlesic is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology.  He is a Fellow in AAOMS and the ADSA. 

Dr. Adlesic’s clinical interest is in office anesthesia and he has spoken or chaired meetings on multiple occasions for AAOMS and the ADSA.  His company, Anesthesia Education in Dentistry, LLC, has been providing anesthesia continuing education in Pennsylvania.