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Speakers share the stage for this year's New Dentist Conference, Annual Session

April 15, 2013

By Karen Fox, ADA News staff

Denver—Those attending continuing education programs at the ADA 27th New Dentist Conference are in for a special treat.

Three conference speakers will provide a continuation of their educational programs at the ADA Annual Session this fall.

The featured speakers and their conference presentations include:

  • Dr. Lee Ann Brady—The Art of Treatment Planning and Case Presentation, Part 1 (6 CE hours).

On July 20 at the New Dentist Conference, Dr. Brady presents a systemized approach to treatment planning and case presentation covering esthetics, function and health. Participants will have hands-on experience with multiple case studies and learn how the real-world cases were ultimately managed.

At the ADA Annual Session Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in New Orleans, Dr. Brady will present at the Women Dentists Fast Track and conduct a hands-on workshop, Creating Exquisite Anterior Provisionals.

  • Dr. Paul Homoly—Making it Easy for Patients to Say Yes! Part 1 (6 CE hours).

In this course, which takes place July 20 at the New Dentist Conference, participants will learn practical techniques to improve patient acceptance even in the most complex cases. Dentists have the technical knowledge to provide cosmetic, implant and restorative dentistry, but often become frustrated with patient acceptance of their treatment recommendations. Today's dentist and team need a process for guiding their patients toward good dental health decisions.

At the ADA Annual Session this fall, Dr. Homoly presents Just Because You're an Expert ... Doesn't Make You Interesting and other courses, all at no fee.

  • Dr. Harold Crossley—Medical and Dental Implications of Most Prescribed Medications, Part 1 (6 CE hours).

Many physician-prescribed medications used by patients have dental implications and side effects affecting a dentist's treatment plan. During Dr. Crossley's presentation, held July 20 at the New Dentist Conference, dentists will learn to understand the indications, contraindications and side effects of the most commonly prescribed medications. Familiarity with these drugs will provide you with a better appreciation for the health profile of your dental patient.

At the ADA Annual Session, Dr. Crossley presents the Pharmacology Expert Panel with Dr. Robert Fazio, also at no fee.

“These are some of the most in-demand speakers we have had for ADA sessions,” said Dr. Gregory J. Peppes, Council on ADA Sessions program chair. “All three draw tremendous crowds because of the common-sense knowledge they share with their audiences.”

Each speaker has a specific area of interest—clinical issues (Dr. Brady), practice management (Dr. Homoly) and professional issues (Dr. Crossley)—said Dr. Peppes, but “having them at both the New Dentist Conference and ADA Annual Session demonstrates the ADA's commitment to lifelong learning throughout dentists' careers, for new dentists starting out through more seasoned professionals.”

“Dr. Homoly is one of the greatest speakers on case presentation,” said Dr. Chris Salierno, chair of the New Dentist Committee. “New dentists are always hungry for solid tips on how to better communicate with patients, especially when it comes to finances and complex treatment plans. Dr. Brady is able to show the critical connection between esthetics and function. From treatment plan to provisional phase to final execution, we'll see how a world-renowned cosmetic dentist gets her cases done.”

The New Dentist Conference gives attendees a number of peer networking opportunities, and the Annual Session features a special reception exclusively for new dentists.

“Aside from the amazing CE, I look forward to catching up with old friends,” said Dr. Salierno. “Both events provide networking opportunities, and I always make a few new connections, too.”

For more information about the New Dentist Conference, visit ADA/newdentistconf or call ext. 2779. Registration is open.