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Annual Session CE includes hands-on cadaver workshops

New Orleans—Dentists seeking a hands-on workshop to hone their clinical skills will find state-of-the-art facilities and courses in the ADA's Hands-on Cadaver Workshop series at the ADA Annual Session.

Seven three-hour cadaver workshops will be held at the Louisiana State University Health Science Center Oct. 31-Nov. 3.

"The facility at LSU will allow participants and instructors to maximize all of the teaching tools available in a true clinical learning application," said Dr. Alan W. Budenz, clinical director for the series and the presenter of one of the workshops. "This is not theoretical information; it is focused on improving your daily practice of dentistry.

Dr. Budenz and Dr. Mel Hawkins will present Local Anesthesia Human Cadaver Dissection Workshop Nov. 2 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. (course 7231). The workshop will cover the anatomy, landmarks, skull locations, penetration points and needle insertion pathways for the IA, advanced mandibular blocks and V2 maxillary quadrant block and analyze accessory innervations, complications and problem-solving.

"By combining dissection with a review of anesthetic injection techniques and their landmarks, practitioners will have a unique opportunity to visualize exactly where the needle needs to go," Dr. Budenz said. "With better understanding come greater success and comfort for both the dentist and the patient."

Other Hands-on Cadaver Workshops are:

• Crown Lengthening Workshop: A Hands-On Cadaver Course, by Dr. Jon Suzuki, Oct. 31, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (course 5230);

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

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

• Mini Dental Implants: A Hands-On Cadaver Course, by 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);

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

Each course is $795 and includes shuttle transportation to and from LSU and light snacks. Shuttles pick up participants from the convention center 45 minutes before the start time and depart LSU 15 minutes after the end of each workshop.

For more information on these or other continuing education courses, visit ADA.org/session.