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New Specialty Pavilion offers CE, meet & greets with six groups

August 18, 2014
San Antonio —
Those attending ADA 2014 — America's Dental Meeting will have a chance to learn from and network with specialists during six free courses on the exhibit floor.

Specialty Pavilion participating organizations include the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Association of Endodontists, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American Association of Orthodontists.

Each sponsoring association will present a lecture followed by a meet and greet where attendees can ask questions of the speakers, engage in peer-to-peer discussion and network. Participants who register for these free courses will earn two hours of CE credits for each course and one additional hour for attending the meet and greet. All courses will be held in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Hall C/D, Booth 1471.

On Oct. 9, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., AAPD speaker Dr. Timothy Wright will present Prevention and Therapeutics for Conservative Management of Caries. Dr. Wright will discuss sugar-free chewing gums and artificial sweeteners like xylitol, nonsurgical treatments of early carious lesions and clinical evidence on the effectiveness of different therapeutic approaches (course 5362).

Also on Oct. 9, from 1:45-3:45 p.m., AAO's Dr. Alan Lowe will present Using Oral Appliances to Treat Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Dr. Lowe will outline indications and contraindications of specific oral appliances, how to titrate an adjustable oral appliance and the results of clinical trials comparing the effectiveness of oral appliances (course 5363).

On Oct. 10, from 10 a.m.-noon, AAOMP's Dr. John Wright will present Oral Pathology: Your Ally Against Oral Cancer. Dr. Wright will cover the epidemiology of oral and oropharyngeal carcinoma, clinical features of precancerous and cancerous lesions and current evidence on oral diagnostic adjuncts and conventional oral examination (course 6343).

AAP's Dr. Pamela McClain will present Preserving Periodontally Compromised Teeth Oct. 10, from 12:15-2:15 p.m. Dr. McClain will describe treatment options that enhance preservation of natural dentition, role of regenerative therapy in periodontal disease management and factors that facilitate long-term maintenance (course 6342).

On Oct. 11, from 10 a.m.-noon, AAOMS's Dr. Mehran Hossaini will present Complications in the Outpatient Practice. Dr. Hossaini will identify risks associated with care of patients with selected medical conditions and describe complications associated with common surgical and nonsurgical procedures (course 7323).

Also Oct. 11, from 12:15-2:15 p.m., AAE's Dr. Frank Setzer will present Endodontics and Implants: The Endodontic Perspective. Dr. Setzer will highlight long-term outcomes of endodontically treated teeth and implant supported restorations, recent advancements in endodontics and their impact on endodontic outcome and making educated interdisciplinary decisions for endodontic treatment versus extractions and implants (course 7322).

For more details or to register for Specialty Pavilion courses, visit ADA.org/meeting.