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Plenty of action on pre-session day of ADA 2017

October 18, 2017

By David Burger


Dr. Malcmacher
 
Dr. Gremillion
The official opening day of ADA 2017 – America's Dental Meeting is Thursday, but that doesn't mean dentists aren't coming today to get even more specialized continuing education credit.

Today is chock-full of activities related to the annual meeting, complete with cadaver dissection, and a full-day Botox therapy course. There is also a joint symposium hosted by the ADA and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Activities today include:

  • The ADA and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have partnered together to offer a symposium that will address the relationship between HPV infection and oropharyngeal cancer. The symposium Working Together Against Oropharyngeal Cancer (4204) will feature expert speakers from the ADA, MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and University of Chicago Medicine. The symposium is a way for dentists, oncologists, head and neck surgeons and other health professionals to work together as a coordinated and multifaceted approach can help reduce cases and produce better treatment results for patients. There will also be a panel of cancer survivors called Stories of Struggle and Victory. The symposium, scheduled for 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., offers five hours of CE/CME credits and will be held in the International Ballroom in the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center.
  • Dr. Louis Malcmacher, president of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, will lead Botox Therapy for Every Dental Practice (4203) in Room A302. This is an all-day program, created in partnership with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, scheduled for 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and aims to teach dentists to integrate Botox procedures for the oral and maxillofacial areas into practices and produce better therapeutic and esthetic treatment outcomes. This course will teach proper evaluation, treatment planning, dosage and injection techniques. This course offers eight hours of CE credit.
  • Anatomy of the Masticatory System: Clinical Application and Dissection (4201) is a hands-on cadaver workshop in Room A311 today from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Led by Dr. Henry Gremillion, dean and professor at the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, this all-day course offers eight hours of CE credit. This course will provide an opportunity to complete a dissection of the superficial structures of the face, masticatory musculature and temporomandibular joint. Relationships to routine dental assessment and clinical procedures will be highlighted.
  • The American Academy of Cariology will hold its inaugural meeting during a day-long caries symposium (E006) today from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in the Savannah Ballroom. The goal of the academy is to eradicate dental caries in the United States through the promotion of science-based disease management. The program is open to any individuals who express an interest in supporting the discipline of cariology and the mission and purposes of this academy. Five hours of CE credit are available for this no-fee course.

For the most updated information, download the ADA 2017 mobile app. For app assistance, visit the Mobile App Help Desk in the registration area or the Tech Bar in the Exhibit Hall, Booth 3121.