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Plenty of action on pre-session day of ADA 2017

August 14, 2017

By David Burger

Atlanta — The official opening day of ADA 2017 – America's Dental Meeting is Oct. 19, but that doesn't mean dentists can't come a day earlier to get even more specialized continuing education credit.

Oct. 18 is chock-full of activities related to the annual meeting, complete with cadaver dissection; a full-day Botox therapy course; and a session that teaches dentists how to be a reviewer for The Journal of the American Dental Association. There is also a joint symposium hosted by the ADA and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Activities on Oct. 18 include:

  • The ADA and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have partnered together to offer a symposium that will address the relationship between HPV infection and oropharyngeal cancer. The symposium Working Together Against Oropharyngeal Cancer (4204) will feature expert speakers from ADA, MD Anderson, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and University of Chicago Medicine. The symposium is a way for dentists, oncologists, head and neck surgeons and other health professionals to work together as a coordinated and multifaceted approach can help reduce cases and produce better treatment results for patients. There will also be a panel of cancer survivors called Stories of Struggle and Victory. The symposium, scheduled for 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., offers 4.5 hours of CE credit.

  • Dr. Malcmacher
    Dr. Gremillion
    Dr. Glick
    Dr. Louis Malcmacher, president of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, will lead Botox Therapy for Every Dental Practice (4203). This is an all-day program, created in partnership with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, scheduled for 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and aims to teach dentists to integrate Botox procedures for the oral and maxillofacial areas into practices and produce better therapeutic and esthetic treatment outcomes. This course will teach proper evaluation, treatment planning, dosage and injection techniques. This course offers eight hours of CE credit.
  • Anatomy of the Masticatory System: Clinical Application and Dissection (4201) is a hands-on cadaver workshop. Led by Dr. Henry Gremillion, dean and professor at the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, this all-day course offers eight hours of CE credit. This course will provide an opportunity to complete a dissection of the superficial structures of the face, masticatory musculature and temporomandibular joint. Relationships to routine dental assessment and clinical procedures will be highlighted.
  • How to be a Reviewer for JADA (4101) is taught by Dr. Michael Glick, professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and editor of JADA, and Barbara Greenberg, Ph.D., chair and professor in the department of epidemiology and community health at New York Medical College's School of Health Sciences and Practice. The course, which offers three hours of CE credit, will help participants evaluate the suitability of a submitted article to JADA. Participants will learn about the review process, how to assess the scientific merit of an article and the rationale for a decision to publish or reject a submission.

The deadline for advance registration for all courses at annual meeting is Sept. 22 at 11:59 p.m. CDT. After that, registration and course fees double.

The ADA has updated the cost of the individual sessions for the Women in Dentistry Leadership Series to $29.95 and the entire three-session series now costs $79.95 —  a 68 percent savings. The new rate is due to the support of Crest + Oral-B. For more information, visit

To register or learn more about the continuing education courses, visit