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Courses and Sessions

American Dental Association

Friday, July 18

Dental Society Staff Roundtable Discussion (DS)

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CE credit is not offered for this program.

Jeanine Pekkarinen, ADA Membership Outreach
Friday, July 18
10 a.m. – Noon

Go behind the scenes and discuss new ways to increase new dentist membership and involvement in your dental society. This informal meeting will give you a chance to share your daily challenges and successes with other dental society staff members in a roundtable discussion. Bring your latest issues, ideas and samples to share with the group.

Basic Endodontics for the General Practitioner, Parts 1 and 2 – Lecture & Hands-On Workshop (C1, C3)

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CE Hours: Part 1 (2.0), Part 2 (3.0)

Diwakar Kinra, D.D.S., M.S.
Friday, July 18
10 a.m. - Noon Part 1 (C1) – Lecture at Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Part 2 (C3) – Hands-On Workshop ($75)

This leading edge full day course includes a half-day lecture and half-day hands-on workshop designed for the clinician that wants to stay on top of the latest scientific advancements in NiTi metallurgy, irrigation and obturation technologies that are improving and changing endodontic therapy.

The attendee will be able to:

  • Learn design enhancements that deliver consistent canal shapes in less time and with fewer instruments.
  • Review new technologies and techniques for removing bacteria and the smear layer.
  • Understand condensed gutta-percha technologies vs. single-cone techniques.

The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Crown and Bridge Dentistry, Parts 1 and 2 (C2, C4)

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CE Hours: Part 1 (2.0), Part 2 (3.0)

Gautam Govitrikar, D.M.D.
Friday, July 18
10 a.m. - Noon Part 1 (C2)
1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Part 2 (C4)

Crown and bridge work brings the potential for patient satisfaction as well as frustration. This evidence-based course tackles the most common errors in crown preps and impressions, identifies best-practices for soft tissues management and retraction techniques, and dives deep into temporization.

The attendee will be able to:

  • Identify most common errors in crown and bridge preparations and impressions.
  • Learn ways to avoid or prevent these errors.
  • Learn a step-by-step technique for crown preparation to ensure uniform, adequate and anatomical preparation in a predictable manner.

Take This Job and Love It!, Parts 1 and 2 (P1, P2)

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CE Hours: Part 1 (3.0), Part 2 (3.0)

Mark Hyman, D.D.S.
10 a.m. - Noon Part 1 (P1)
1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Part 2 (P2)

This is a “here’s what to do and the best way to do it” course for discovering critical issues, successfully handling new patients, applying new techniques to keep teams focused and excited, and understanding individual team skills to improve productivity and quality service.

The attendee will be able to:

  • Discover critical issues and time devoted in successful handling of new patients.
  • Apply new techniques to keep teams focused and excited—even when things go wrong.
  • Capitalize on individual team skills to improve productivity and quality service.

Get more from Dr. Hyman in the New Dentist Track at America’s Dental Meeting, Oct. 9-14 in San Antonio.

Fresh Perspectives from Emerging Speakers (E1, E2)

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Minimal Intervention, Maximal Outcomes: The Use of Minimally-Invasive Dentistry to Maximize Esthetic and Functional (E1)

CE Hours: 2.0

Arthur Volker, D.D.S., MSEd
Friday, July 18
10 a.m. - Noon

Taking away less tooth structure sounds easy, but it is difficult to apply this concept to achieve predictable esthetic and functional results. This course gives you the tools needed to successfully and immediately expand the use of minimally-invasive dentistry in daily practice.

The attendee will be able to:

  • Gain familiarity with several minimally-invasive direct and indirect restorative treatments, techniques and materials.
  • Gain familiarity with orthodontic options, including treatment for periodontally compromised patients.
  • Understand how to apply the protocol of combining orthodontics and restorative modalities for esthetic improvement.

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How to Avoid Getting Bit! And Other Tips from a Pediatric (E2)

CE Hours: 2.0

Michelle Stafford, D.D.S.
Friday, July 18
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Get an insider’s perspective on the most common misperceptions (and how to overcome them) patients have about primary teeth and early childhood caries. Discover the behavior management techniques that increase treatment acceptance with children.

The attendee will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of the age one dental visit.
  • Partner with parents in providing important information regarding caring for their children’s teeth.
  • Utilize various behavior management techniques to effectively treat children.

Saturday, July 19

Breakfast and Learn Sessions

Breakfast and Learn sessions do not qualify for ADA/CERP Continuing Education credit. Participating companies have designed their own courses and selected their own speakers. Unless noted, the information and opinions presented are solely those of the participating companies and do not represent opinions of, and are not endorsed by the American Dental Association. Space is limited.

Saturday, July 19
7:45 - 8:45 a.m.

Start your day off right with a good breakfast and learn about the products and services offered for new dentists from the following sponsors:

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Insurance: The Cornerstone of a Solid Financial Plan (BL1)
As a practicing dentist, establishing the cornerstone of a solid financial plan with life and disability insurance is important. ADA-sponsored member insurance is a valuable member benefit that can help you prepare for your responsibilities today and tomorrow. Getting a practice loan, ensuring your debts don’t burden others, building a business partnership, safeguarding loved ones’ futures… all these goals rely on a solid financial plan. And you can count on the ADA to help you get started or enhance the insurance you currently have in place!

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Practice and Real Estate Financing for ADA New Dentists (BL2)
Join Wells Fargo Practice Finance, the only practice lender selected especially for ADA members and endorsed by ADA Business ResourcesSM, and explore all aspects of financing practice acquisition, buy-in and start-up projects. You’ll review sample budgets and loan structures, plus see how to optimize your borrowing options through the management of your financial profile.

Treatment Planning Implants and Attachments, Parts 1 and 2 – Lecture & Hands-On Workshop (C5,C7)

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CE Hours: Part 1 (3.0), Part 2 (3.0)

George Bambara, D.M.D., M.S.
Saturday, July 19
9 a.m. – Noon Part 1 – (C5) Lecture at Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Part 2 – (C7) Hands-On Workshop ($75)

Take your treatment planning for attachment prosthetics to the next level. Learn a clear, concise protocol for using precision/semi-precision attachments in fixed and removable prosthetics on natural teeth or implants. Topics include segmented fixed bridges, overdentures, removable partial dentures and implant cases.

The attendee will be able to:

  • Understand how rigid or resilient attachments work to insure successful implant prosthetics.
  • Learn the treatment planning differences between implants and natural teeth.
  • Learn how to successfully treatment plan two to eight implants using attachments.

Get more from Dr. Bambara in the New Dentist Track at America’s Dental Meeting, Oct. 9-14 in San Antonio.

Diagnosis and Management of Oral Soft and Hard Tissue Lesions and Conditions Parts 1 and 2 (C6, C8)

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CE Hours: Part 1 (3.0), Part 2 (3.0)

Craig Whitt, D.D.S., M.S., M.B.A. and Tanya Gibson, D.D.S.
Faculty from UMKC
Saturday, July 19
9 a.m. – Noon Part 1 (C6)
1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Part 2 (C8)

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Clinical case studies requiring audience response — how might you diagnose a patient who presents with these conditions? Vote with your smartphone or tablet and learn the rationale for the correct answer. Leave this course equipped to develop a differential diagnosis for numerous oral and maxillofacial lesions and conditions.

The attendee will be able to:

  • Develop a differential diagnosis for radiolucent and mixed density/radiopaque lesions.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for mucosal and soft tissue lesions.
  • Describe the management of oral and maxillofacial soft and hard tissue lesions.

Peak or Valley? Where is Your Production Headed? How Better Business Systems Will Increase Production and Profit, Parts 1 and 2 (M1, M2)

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CE Hours: Part 1 (3.0), Part 2 (3.0)

Roger Levin, D.D.S.
Saturday, July 19
9 a.m. – Noon Part 1 (M1)
1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Part 2 (M2)

Learn how to continually increase production and profit, and move closer to reaching financial independence in a low-stress environment. This course will teach you about the systems that add to your bottom line, create a superior team, drive growth, reduce stress and build your ideal practice.

The attendee will be able to:

  • Learn ways to increase production and reach challenging targets.
  • Identify ways to increase profit and patient referrals.
  • Implement strategies for reducing stress.

How To Hire, Fire, Inspire, and Rewire Your Team, Your Patients, And YOU! (M3, M4)

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CE Hours: Part 1 (3.0), Part 2 (3.0)

Ann Bynum, D.D.S.
Saturday, July 19
9 a.m. – Noon Part 1 (M3)
1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Part 2 (M4)

In a world of seemingly endless choices, why will potential patients or dental team members choose your dental practice? And once they choose, why will they remain loyal to you? This session focuses on the actions you can implement today, next month, and next year to establish a unique niche for your dental practice.

The attendee will be able to:

  • Learn techniques for interviewing and hiring team members.
  • Learn internal and external marketing techniques that range from free to expensive.
  • Understand your role in lead-by-example service leadership.

CE Credit Information

Continuing education credit is offered for the leadership programming and conference courses. A total of two hours is available on July 17, six hours on July 18, and six hours on July 19, for a total of up to 14 hours for the entire conference.

The American Dental Association is an ADA CERP-recognized provider. To verify your attendance for continuing education, you must pre-register for each course you plan to attend and sign in at the session. After the conference, each attendee will receive a letter via postal mail verifying attendance. Attendees should retain this verification of attendance for their records. CE credits issued may not apply toward licensure renewal in all states.

The American Dental Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
The ideas and comments expressed during this conference are not necessarily endorsed by those of the American Dental Association.