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2009-10 ADA Seminar Series announces new topics

For 2009-10, 15 new ADA Seminar Series speakers have been introduced with seven new topics covering the oral-systemic connection, treatment planning and the diagnosis of oral diseases.

Presentations include Open Wide! The Art and Science of Oral Diagnosis and Oral Medicine (Dr. Alan Budenz); Drugs in Dentistry (Dr. Robert Fazio); Oral Pathology Affecting Children and Adolescents (Dr. Robert Kelsch); Treatment of Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea in the Dental Practice (Dr. Jonathan Parker); Oral Cancer: Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of Your Dental Patient (Dr. Michael Zak); and The Heart of Health, the Role of Nutrition and Lifestyle in Cancer (Dr. Tieraona Low Dog).

Three new seminars address treatment of special needs patients and the management of older adults, including Practice Approaches to Special Care Dentistry (Dr. Maureen Romer); Improving Health Care for Older Adults: An Interdisciplinary Approach (Dr. Ira Lamster); and Understanding and Managing Older Adults in Your Practice (Dr. Janet Yellowitz).

Additional speakers were selected to cover popular topics such as Emergency Disaster Preparedness and Forensics (Dr. Anthony Cardoza); Regulatory Compliance OSHA Series (Laney Kay, JD); Emerging Technologies in Dentistry—Lasers (Dr. Donald Coluzzi); Treatment and Planning and Simplification for Success: How, What, When and Why (Dr. Richard Williamson); and TMJ/TMD (Drs. Charles Greene and Gary Glasser).

Six new practice management seminars are designed to offer marketing resources that help the profession address challenges related to the current economic downturn—such as Finding and Keeping a Dream Team, and Find Success in a Patient-Centered Practice (Dr. William van Dyk); Marketing the New Periodontal Message: From Practice Management to Patient Management (Dr. Timothy Donley); Buying and Selling a Dental Practice (Dr. Petra von Heimburg); and Your Team is Your Greatest Asset (Ben Bernstein, Ph.D.).

The Seminar Series is also offering a presentation on developing an environmentally aware practice with Going Green: What Does it Mean? (Mary Govoni, CDA, RDA).

There's also time to book the Code Workshop, which enables participants to maintain complete patient records, efficiently prepare claims and receive timely reimbursement for services rendered. This workshop, updated for 2009, includes the 29 revisions to the Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature and four new codes that effect diagnostic, endodontic and maxillofacial prosthodontics.

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