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Annual Session CE offers live, hands-on learning

New Orleans—With more than 300 lectures and hands-on workshops, six Education in the Round live patient demos and seven hands-on cadaver courses, the ADA Annual Session offers educational opportunities that showcase the latest in dentistry.

"We have speakers that are nationally known and are the top in their field," said Dr. Gregory J. Peppes, Council on ADA Sessions program chair. "Learn new procedures or sharpen your existing skills. There's something for everyone in the office, so bring your whole team to New Orleans."

The ADA's Education in the Round courses, which showcase live-patient procedures in a fully functional dental operatory, return for the seventh year. Participants can experience step-by-step procedures from diagnosis to treatment. The cost for these courses is $69 each.

The 2013 EIR lineup includes:

• New Smile in an Afternoon: How CAD/CAM is Changing Esthetic Dentistry, by Dr. David Hornbook, Oct. 31, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (course 5401);

• Extraction Site Management for Implant Reconstruction, by Dr. Michael Pikos, Oct. 31, 3-6 p.m. (course 5402);

• Denture Fabrication Made Easy, by Dr. Gregory Folse, Nov. 1, 8-11 a.m. (course 6401);

• Botox and Dermal Fillers for Dental Esthetic and Therapeutic Uses, by Dr. Louis Malcmacher, Nov. 1, 2-5 p.m. (course 6402);

• Seeing is Believing, by Dr. Joseph Massad, Nov. 2, 8-11 a.m. (course 7401);

• Fixed Prosthodontics, by Dr. Gordon Christensen, Nov. 2, 2-5 p.m. (course 7402).

Also returning to the CE lineup after its successful debut in 2012 is the Hands-On Cadaver Workshop series. The seven-course series, to be held at Louisiana State University Health Science Center, offers dentists the opportunity to revisit the anatomical sciences for very specific hands-on learning opportunities. Each three-hour course is $795 and includes shuttle service to and from the university. Courses include:

• Crown Lengthening Workshop, by Dr. Jon Suzuki, Oct. 31, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (course 5230);

• Soft Tissue Grafting with Autogenous and Allogenic Tissue, by Dr. Peter Shatz, Oct. 31, 3-6 p.m. (course 5231);

• Anatomy of the Masticatory System: Clinical Application and Dissection, by Dr. Henry Gremillion, Nov. 1, 8:30-11:30 a.m. (course 6230);

• Mini Dental Implants, by Dr. Raymond Choi, Nov. 1, 2-5 p.m. (course 6231);

• Cadaver Dissection of the TMJ and Associated Structures, by Dr. Mark Piper, Nov. 2, 8:30-11:30 a.m. (course 7230);

• Local Anesthesia Human Cadaver Dissection Workshop, by Drs. Mel Hawkins and Alan Budenz, Nov. 2, 2-5 p.m. (course 7231);

• Biopsy Techniques for the General Practitioner, by Dr. Denis Lynch, Nov. 3, 8:30-11:30 a.m. (course 8230).

Other interactive learning experiences include:

• Presidential Whistle Stop courses;

• Progressive Perio course;

• ADA Town Hall discussion with ADA President Robert A. Faiella, President-elect Charles Norman and Executive Director Kathleen O'Loughlin;

• Social Media Panel featuring Dr. Edward Zuckerberg;

• fast tracks for women dentists, new dentists, team building, leadership, dental hygiene and business office;

• live CE on the exhibit floor;

• the new Health and Fitness Center lectures and lunch and learn presentations on ergonomics, health and wellness, and nutrition.

Visit ADA.org to download the Preliminary Program and register for the meeting and CE courses.