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Plan to attend opening session, special CE courses at the Alamodome

April 21, 2014


President Bush
San Antonio—President George W. Bush will be the featured speaker at the Opening General Session and Distinguished Speaker Series at ADA 2014—America's Dental Meeting, Oct. 9, from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Alamodome.

This event is free to registered attendees, but advance registration is required. Only 8,000 seats are available for this special event, so attendees must register to reserve a spot.

The 2014 Distinguished Speaker Series is presented by Church & Dwight, the makers of ARM & HAMMER, Spinbrush and ORAJEL oral care products.

The Opening Session will also commemorate the achievements of the ADA to improve oral health for all and showcase the work of Dr. Raymond S. Damazo, the 2014 ADA Humanitarian Award recipient.

Meeting-goers heading to the Alamodome to hear President Bush can also earn continuing education at one of four Presidential Whistle Stop courses at the Alamodome from 7-8 a.m. on Oct. 9. Those who register for one of these courses will receive a reserved seat for the Opening Session. Cost for each course is $50. Courses include:

• Let's Talk About Infection Control, by John Molinari, Ph.D., will cover current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for Infection Control in Dentistry, OSHA updates and accumulated data for health care risks, vaccines and preventive measures. Learn about evidence-based information and the misuse of procedures that conflict with scientific and clinical knowledge (course 5155).

• Adhesive Materials Simplified, by Dr. Jeff Brucia, will provide an overview of the many adhesive materials available and how to choose the best one for a given situation. Dr. Brucia will also discuss why glass ionomers are a must-have material and how to master the clinical techniques to achieve predictable success (course 5130).

• The Wellness Advantage: Your Value-Added Practice, by Dr. Uche Odiatu, will show participants how to add value to their patient experience. Dr. Odiatu will discuss the link between a patient's mouth and lack of sleep, demanding shift work, poorly managed stress, overeating and sedentary living and how to see the bigger picture and understand the body, mind and mouth relationship (course 5181).

• Snoring Kids, Sleepy Kids: Pediatric Apnea 2014, by Dr. Steve Carstensen, will demonstrate how to help parents identify children at risk for sleep apnea, understand the consequences of untreated disease and coordinate care with diagnosing physicians, surgeons and orthodontists (course 5156).

Visit ADA.org/meeting to register for a Presidential Whistle Stop CE course and reserve a seat for the Opening General Session and Distinguished Speaker Series.