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Annual session offers specialized education track for new dentists

San Antonio—Calling all new dentists!

Did you miss the ADA 22nd New Dentist Conference in New Orleans? Here's another opportunity to network with your peers from across the country.

Kick off annual session by joining your colleagues for refreshments Thursday, Oct. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the First-Time Attendee Orientation Center located in the registration area (Ballroom A). Re-acquaint yourself with old friends and make new ones. Also, get your 150th Anniversary Commemorative lapel pin.

That's not all. At annual session, the ADA Committee on the New Dentist is sponsoring an array of continuing education courses specifically for dentists in practice fewer than 10 years.

"The Committee on the New Dentist, along with the ADA Council on Annual Sessions, selected courses of interest to new dentists and dental students," said Dr. Jennifer Barrington, chair of the Committee on the New Dentist. "Many courses are scientific, but the committee also looks for courses that will help all new dentists and students make important future decisions—both professional and personal—and become great team leaders in order to manage our practices in the best way possible."

To register for these courses, visit www.ada.org/goto/session as soon as possible. Registration fees and course fees increase after Sept. 12. Those who register before Sept. 12 will have badges and tickets mailed in advance of the meeting.

Those who register after Sept. 12 must pick up their materials in the registration area on site in San Antonio.

Thursday, Oct. 16

  • "Preparing for Practice Ownership"—Presented by Jack Cornett, Joel Harris, Dr. Gregg Liberatore and Rick Willeford. Learn how to make the transition from associate to practice owner with expert advice on everything from goal setting and business planning to financial education and preparation. Earn 4 CE units. Advance registration fee is $75 for dentists and $45 for staff. (After Sept. 12, it's $95 for dentists and $65 for staff.) Register for course No. 5113.
  • "Debt and the New Dentist"—Presented by Dr. Gary DeWood. "I'm 26, I owe thousands of dollars, I need to get out of debt as fast as I can to put my financial house in order." Maybe not. Debt may be your tool to financial freedom. Learn how much to ask for from willing lenders and understand the best strategy for paying down debts. Earn 2.5 CE units. No fee. Course No. 5315.
  • "The Grand Slam Early Years of Private Practice"—Presented by Dr. Mark Hyman. Enjoy a humorous review of 60 greatest hits of practice management and leadership advice. Discover critical issues involved in successful handling of new patients and learn new techniques for keeping your team focused and enthusiastic. Earn 2.5 CE units. No fee. Course No. 5350.
  • "Critical Considerations in Restorative Dentistry for Predictable Success: Live Patient Demonstration"—Presented by Dr. Jeff Brucia. Experience every part of an occlusal splint, from TMD patient management to models and records, and the intraoral reline procedures. Learn a new system to locate an axis and mount models and techniques for high quality centric occlusion dentistry. Earn 3 CE units. Advance registration fee is $75 for new dentists and $45 for students. (After Sept. 12, it's $95 for new dentists and $65 for students.) Course No. 5401.
  • "Occlusal Equilibration Therapy: Live Patient Demonstration"—Presented by Drs. Steve Ratcliff, Lee Ann Brady and Gary DeWood. Review the process of bite splint therapy, records gathering and planning the equilibration followed by working through an actual equilibration on a live patient with full narration of each step. Earn 3 CE units. Advance registration fee is $75 for new dentists and $45 for students. (After Sept. 12, it's $95 for new dentists and $65 for students.) Course No. 5402.

Friday, Oct. 17

  • "The Pen(icillin) Isn't Always Mightier Than the Sword! Managing Odontogenic Infections"—Presented by Dr. Roger Alexander. A review of the many facets and potential pitfalls in the early management of odontogenic infections by general dentists, including details on rational antibiotic use, surgical intervention and how to manage specialty referrals. Earn 2.5 CE units. Advance registration fee is $55 for new dentists and $35 for students. (After Sept. 12, it's $75 for new dentists and $55 for students.) Course No. 6112.
  • "Clinical Endodontics: Update and Review"—Presented by Dr. James Bahcall. This course highlights the changes and advances in conventional and surgical endodontic treatment. Learn how to properly diagnose endodontic etiology, current instrumentation and obturation techniques and current thought in anesthesia, medications and visualization. Earn 2.5 CE units. No fee. Course No. 6320.
  • "Esthetic Crown Lengthening: Surgical Live Patient Demonstration"—By Dr. William Robbins. Learn to diagnose altered passive eruption and describe both the instrumentation and the initial incisions used in esthetic crown lengthening surgery. Earn 3 CE units. Advance registration fee is $75 for new dentists and $45 for students. (After Sept. 12, it's $95 for new dentists and $65 for students.) Course No. 6401.
  • "Root Coverage Grafting of Multiple Teeth in the Maxillary Arch: Live Patient Demonstration"—By Dr. Edward Allen. A root coverage grafting procedure is performed using an allograft with a minimally invasive surgical technique to treat recession involving the maxillary right canine through first molar. Platelet-rich plasma will be used to enhance healing. Earn 3 CE units. Advance registration fee is $75 for new dentists and $45 for students. (After Sept. 12, it's $95 for new dentists and $65 for students.) Course No. 6402.

Saturday, Oct. 18

  • "Provisional Restorations for Predictable Restorative Dentistry"—By Dr. Thomas McDonald. Covers all aspects of provisionalization including the latest materials, cements and techniques. Earn 3 CE units. Advance registration fee is $55 for new dentists and $35 for students. (After Sept. 12, it's $75 for new dentists and $55 for students.) Course No. 7105.
  • "Combining Esthetics and Function for Longevity"—By Dr. Jimmy Eubank. Learn a systematic method of evaluating wear and forming a treatment plan that will allow esthetic restorations to last. Attendees will be able to use the "Bonus Space" and "E" appliance after taking this course. Earn 2.5 CE units. No fee. Course No. 7303.
  • "Implant Prosthodontics Simplified: Single Tooth Replacements to Edentulous"—By Dr. Gordon Christensen. Course includes the most simple and optimum implant restorations for: (a) single-tooth restorations for implants in proper alignment and when not optimum; (b) multiple-tooth fixed implant prosthodontics; (c) implant-supported removable partial dentures and more. Earn 3 CE units. Advance registration fee is $75 for new dentists and $45 for students. (After Sept. 12, it's $95 for new dentists and $65 for students.) Course No. 7401.
  • "Molar Endodontics Using the Surgical Operating Microscope: Live Patient Demonstration"—By Dr. Richard Schwartz. Experience a molar endodontic procedure with a live video feed through the operating microscope and see what Dr. Schwartz sees. Course includes interactive discussion and opportunities for questions during the procedure. Earn 3 CE units. Advance registration fee is $75 for new dentists and $45 for students. (After Sept. 12, it's $95 for new dentists and $65 for students.) Course No. 7402.

Sunday, Oct. 19

  • "TMD: Clarifying the Issues"—By Dr. Henry Gremillion. Learn current concepts of pain referral in the head and neck, develop an individualized plan of care for TMD subgroups and appreciate the importance of multidisciplinary care in the TMD population. Earn 2.5 CE units. No fee. Course No. 8306.
  • "Local Anesthesia: Live Patient Demonstration"—By Dr. J. Mel Hawkins. Learn the following in a live high-tech, interactive format: the administration approaches to the inferior alveolar, Akinosi closed mouth, Gow-Gates high mandibular and V2 maxillary nerve blocks. Earn 3 CE units. Advance registration fee is $75 for new dentists and $45 for students. (After Sept. 12, it's $95 for new dentists and $65 for students.) Course No. 8401.