2017 Course Descriptions

KEY to Fees: 
M
= ODA/ADA Member Dentist
NMD = Non-member Dentist
S/O = Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk staff & all other registrants.


Thursday, September 14, 2017

What’s Hot and Getting Hotter:  Must Have Products & Materials
Howard Glazer, DDS
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours:  6   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $175; NMD - $240; S/O - $135
Course Code T10
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
This is a program about real dentistry for real people by a real dentist! Dr. Glazer will present a potpourri of the materials and techniques that he uses to make the day more productive, easier and fun! The entire dental team will benefit from learning together about the latest products and how they will benefit your patients. Dr. Glazer writes a monthly column by the same title for AGD Impact magazine, and reviews new products and materials on a regular basis for his column.  Topics may include: curing lights.to light up your life (dental); desensitization & adhesives, a sticky subject made simple; composites for esthetic fillings not just white ones; impression material – it’s true, first impressions are important; provisional materials – provisionals should look great; oral cancer prevention – dentists can save lives!; lasers – simple, easy and quick with great results; Endodontic instruments – getting to the root of the matter; cements – that which holds the relationship together; tissue retraction and fluid control – essentials of clear fields; reducing sensitivity with topical paste application & fluoride varnishes; whitening systems that work; matrix bands for perfect, predictable contacts – contact perfect every time; burs – so many and so little time; patient communication – high-tech and really cool!; going digital – simple, easy and soon to be a must!; loupes, instruments, equipment potpourri.
Learning Objectives
- Understand the different types of materials in various product categories
- Recognize what is faster, easier and better
- List the most important and useful new concepts


Office Oral Surgery for the General Practitioner Made Easy
Robert R. Edwab, DDS, MBA
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours:  6   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $175; NMD - $240; S/O - $135
Course Code T11
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
Make your oral surgeries productive and uneventful by spending the day with this clinician, who shares the lessons he has learned from 30 years of private oral surgery practice.  The clinician teaches you which instruments to use and avoid and how to choose suture materials and needles.  Review procedures for root removal, alveoplasties, frenectomies and biopsies. The clinician reviews surgical complications, including how to solve them and how to prevent them. At the end of this program, by using the clinician’s simple and comprehensive approach, the practitioner will be able to perform various oral surgical procedures with greater confidence and possess the knowledge to handle any complication that may arise. A hands-on workshop accompanies this course; see Course Code F38.
Learning Objectives
- Learn proper usage of oral surgery instruments
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Learn to avoid surgical complications
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Learn to perform your surgeries more efficiently


Ergonomics: The Art of Protective Balancing
Nancy Dewhirst BS, RDH
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code T12
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
Pathogenesis, causes and prevention of various cumulative trauma disorders are discussed, with special focus on upper extremity, spinal and joint pathologies. Preventive strategies are evaluated, including enhanced visualization, chair and equipment design, and body positioning and conditioning. Attendees participate in stretching and strengthening exercises and leave with a plan to reduce pain and fatigue, while optimizing personal career longevity. Wear comfortable clothes for stretching.
Learning Objectives
- Evaluate various physical signs and symptoms of cumulative trauma disorders commonly found in dental workers
- Understand the physiology of representative cumulative trauma disorders
- Create strategies for personal ergonomic protection


Today’s Top Clinical Tips
Lee Ann Brady, DMD
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code T13
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
Dentistry is changing at a rapid pace. Being successful and efficient is about staying on top of the newest trends and clinical tips. In this program Dr. Brady will present the top clinical tips and techniques she is teaching. Some are old tried and true approaches that remain successful, while others introduce brand new materials and approaches. Tips will span the areas of prevention, posterior composites and indirect all ceramics. A hands-on workshop accompanies this course; see Course Code T23.
Learning Objectives
- Caries and perio prevention
- Posterior composite efficiency and effectiveness
- Successful bonding & cementation


Creating the Ultimate Doctor- Patient Hygiene Exam

Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code T14
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
Ever wonder how to get diagnosed treatment out of the charts and into your patients' mouths?  Learn how to turn that magical 5 to 7 minute dental hygiene examination into one that confirms diagnosis, answers patient’s questions, and gains closure in the treatment room… without running everyone’s schedule behind!  Management of the hygiene exam doesn’t have to be a stressor, but teams must have a plan for efficiency and effectiveness.  Discover how mastering the art of prioritization will guide personalized care for preventive and periodontal maintenance visits.  Identify how to maximize the role of the dental hygienist, and implement exceptional communication to create ultimate outcomes.
Learning Objectives
- Learn strategies to prioritize the dental hygiene appointment
- Identify methods to create value for elective treatment using effective communication skills
- Learn how to implement a "Triangle of Communication" for diagnosis and treatment enrollment


The ABC’s of Restorative Procedures: Adhesion, Bands and Composites
Theresa Groody, M.Ed., EFDA, CDA

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code T15
Support provided by Dentsply Sirona Academy
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:   Dentists, EFDAs, Assistants
Basics of restorative procedures will be discussed to provide predictable, consistent and superior patient care. Dentists, assistants and EFDAs can learn/review together to treat their patients more efficiently.  Confused about what each component really does? Not sure when total/self/selective etch is used? Convinced yet your practice needs to get on board with sectionals? Think all flowables are the same? Clinical tips for success and brand suggestions will be included in this program as well as troubleshooting daily challenges faced while attempting to serve our patients best and “do it the right way.”
Learning Objectives
- Compare/contrast generations of dental adhesives; explain basic functions of each component and when/why to use them
- Review criteria for properly placed matrix bands and wedges, including sectionals
- Discuss choices of materials and suggested technique for placing, finishing and polishing Class I-V composites and why each step is vital for long term success


Your Practice through the Patients’ Eyes, It's not just about Dentistry
Laci L. Phillips
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  C
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code T16       
Support provided by CareCredit
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
Do you really know your patients? Do they know you? In the life cycle of a patient, it’s not just about how many clicks in the computer or how many restorations you have done. What it is about is how many real conversations you have had, the personal care and the customized touch. Let’s take customer service to a whole new level by learning who your target audience is, what they expect and what they see. A patient’s positive perception is your success. It’s time to put on different glasses and see things in a new perspective!
Learning Objectives
- Define customer service needs in your practice
- Discover techniques to identify your target audience
- Learn a new perspective when evaluating your practice


Update on Ohio’s Prescribing Laws and the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS)
Representatives from the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy, the Ohio State Dental Board (OSDB) and the Ohio Dental Association (ODA)
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - FREE; NMD - $90; S/O - FREE
Course Code T17
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
The Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS) was established in 2006 to collect information on all outpatient prescriptions for controlled substances dispensed by Ohio-licensed pharmacies and personally furnished by licensed prescribers in Ohio. OARRS helps prescribers and pharmacists avoid potentially life-threatening drug interactions as well as address prescription drug diversion and abuse by identifying individuals fraudulently obtaining controlled substances from multiple health care providers. This presentation will help attendees understand how to use OARRS for better patient care, identify common methods of drug diversion and provide an update on the trends of prescription drug abuse. ODA Legal Counsel will also present updates on prescribing laws in Ohio.
Learning Objectives
- Understand Ohio prescribing laws
- Understand Ohio’s required reporting system
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Learn how to use OARRS for better patient care


R2C®:  Root to Crown Solution – Lecture

Reid Pullen, DDS, FAGD
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code T18
Support provided by Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
Just as each step of endodontically treating and restoring a tooth is connected, the techniques and tools you use at every stage of the procedure must also work together. These nine learning modules walk through each step of root canal therapy – with each building on the success of the previous phase. From diagnostic protocol through to coronal restoration, clinicians will learn techniques for clinical success at every step needed to take the patient out of pain and restore function to the tooth while maintaining the proper aesthetic. A hands-on workshop accompanies this course; see Course Code T24.
Learning Objectives
- Diagnosis and treatment planning
- Endodontic access
- Antibacterial dressings & temporization


OAGD Luncheon
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
CE Hours: 1   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: $55
Course Code T19
Limited Attendance
Join your dentist colleagues for lunch and Q&A with special guest, Dr. Howard Glazer.  All Annual Session registered dentists are welcome to attend the Ohio Academy of General Dentistry (OAGD) luncheon and business meeting.  


Preventative Products Roundtable Luncheon Thursday 2017 - for Dental Hygienists only*
12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
CE Hours: 1.5   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: $65
Course Code T20
Limited Attendance
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Hygienists
Dental Hygienists won’t want to miss this innovative Lunch & Learn program just for them!  Representatives from the leading preventative products companies will participate in this interactive session where attendees will be seated at tables for lunch and company representatives will travel the room spending time at each table describing their newest materials and answering dental hygienists’ questions. 
*Due to limited seating, only dental hygienists may attend this course.


50 Things You Didn’t Know Dentrix Could Do
Dentrix Training Staff
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  C
Fee: M - $25; NMD - $25; S/O - $25
Course Code T21
Support provided by Henry Schein Dental

RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
Learn 50 things you didn’t know Dentrix could do that will simplify scheduling, treatment planning, billing, insurance claims, and more. In this seminar, you’ll learn from a Dentrix expert who will share tips and tricks to streamline the work you know is taking too long and help you better manage your Dentrix processes. This course is recommended for current Dentrix users. This course is repeated; see Course Code F32.
Learning Objectives
- Automatically create secondary claims when the primary claim is received
- Print patient care instructions with walkout statements
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Refresh Dentrix reports for real-time information


Join the Movement to Manage Biofilm Differently
Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code T22
Support Provided by Hu-Friedy
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers
Technologies to target biofilm are not new for clinicians.  But a movement to manage biofilm differently is emerging world-wide and this course unpacks the reasons why. New devices, custom nozzles and low-abrasive powders are changing the game for biofilm removal.  Learn the rationale and the benefits of separating biofilm removal from removal of hard deposits, both important components of disease prevention and management, but successful outcomes require clinicians have a full understanding of how biofilm drives inflammation and the daunting role in managing it.  The movement to manage biofilm differently has many benefits and this course un-packs 5 compelling reasons to jump in.
Learning Objectives
- Examine unique opportunities to drive down inflammation in the oral cavity
- Explore the role of air polishing devices and low-abrasive powders in managing biofilm supra and subgingivally
- Identify how to alter clinical protocols to integrate “Minimally-Invasive Biofilm Management”


Posterior Composites Made Easy
Lee Ann Brady, DMD
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $245; NMD - $310; S/O - $175
Course Code T23
Hands-on Workshop, Limited Attendance
Support provided by Ivoclar Vivadent
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
Posterior composites are the mainstay for many practices. Being able to perform them predictably with efficiency is the goal. This workshop will look at current materials, techniques and instrumentation to accomplish those goals. These will include matrix systems for tight contacts, bulk fill and regular materials, placement and finishing techniques. The workshop will compare total etch, self etch and universal etch techniques and distinguish the risks and benefits of each. You will get to place composites and use the materials and matrices discussed. A lecture accompanies this workshop; see Course Code T13.
Learning Objectives
- Understanding composite materials for restorative
- Adhesive techniques & bonding techniques
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Matrices for form and fit


R2C®:  Root to Crown Solution – Workshop

Reid Pullen, DDS, FAGD
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $245; NMD - $310; S/O - $175
Course Code T24
Hands-on Workshop, Limited Attendance
Support provided by Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
Just as each step of endodontically treating and restoring a tooth is connected, the techniques and tools you use at every stage of the procedure must also work together. These nine learning modules walk through each step of root canal therapy – with each building on the success of the previous phase. From diagnostic protocol through to coronal restoration, clinicians will learn and demonstrate techniques for clinical success at every step needed to take the patient out of pain and restore function to the tooth while maintaining the proper aesthetic. A lecture accompanies this workshop; see Course Code T18.
Learning Objectives
- Shaping the canal space
- Irrigation and obturation
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Coronal restoration of the endodontically treated tooth


Best Practices from EFDA Education to Put to Use Tomorrow

Theresa Groody, M.Ed., EFDA, CDA
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code T25
Support provided by Dentsply Sirona Academy
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:   Dentists, EFDAs, Assistants
Each team member can leave this interactive program with tips to deliver better patient care; assistants can better understand procedures and/or why procedures may fail, EFDAs can review restorative advances and dentists can understand how to better utilize staff to reach their fullest potential.  Restorative procedures will be reviewed and discussed with an emphasis on the basics and reasons why procedures may fail.  Matrix options, shading/layering of direct composite procedures and advanced temporization techniques will be presented. Since the esthetic aspect of dentistry requires a commitment to life-long learning, resources will be reviewed to keep abreast of these advancements.  Participants will be encouraged to share techniques for success from their own experiences in practice.
Learning Objectives
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Discuss advancements of adhesive and composite materials including anterior placement techniques using value-based materials
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Review criteria for properly placed matrix systems as well as discuss tips for success with difficult preparations/situations
- Review criteria for clinically acceptable provisionals and introduce improved cements


Infection Control Workshop
Nancy Dewhirst BS, RDH
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code T26
Support Provided by KaVo Kerr
Limited Attendance, Hands-on Workshop
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
A variety of infection control products and approaches are presented in this lively and interactive hands-on workshop.  Basic disease transmission and infection control are explored in light of current documented knowledge while using products as instructional tools. Misconceptions and common problems will be discussed, along with potential implications and consequences.  The program is intended to help participants get maximum effectiveness from their infection control efforts.  See (with glow-germs and other activities) how different techniques and products work for you!  Note:  This program fulfills the annual exposure control training requirement mandated by the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.
Learning Objectives
- Understand basic principles of infection control
- Discuss instrument sterilization practices and equipment
- Evaluate strategies to manage dental waterline asepsis


Communication, Coding & Collections: The Three C's of the Profitable Practice
Laci L. Phillips
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category: C
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code T27
Support provided by CareCredit
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
When the first question a patient asks is "How much will my insurance pay?" our daily lives begin to revolve around insurance. Learn to step out of that mind set and step into customer service, quality health care and ultimately a profitable practice. Discover how excellent communication proper coding and above average collections can impact your practice’s efficiency and financial health. Walk out of this high-energy course feeling energized with the realization, the revolution has just changed.
Learning Objectives
- Understand the importance of proper coding
- Learn strategies to increase collections
- Increase practice efficiency


Get To Know Eaglesoft 19
Eaglesoft Training Staff
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  C
Fee: M - $25; NMD - $25; S/O - $25
Course Code T28
Support provided by Patterson Dental
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
Designed specifically for Eaglesoft users, this course will provide updates on the revolutionary new features of Eaglesoft 19.  New updates traditionally introduced in the fall of each year will be added to the course as they become available. This course is repeated; see Course Code F42.
Learning Objectives
- Complete a review of Eservices
- Understand the new features of Eaglesoft V. 19
- Improve usage and understanding of the software


The Perfect 10 Head & Neck Exam
Ashleigh Briody, DDS
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Course Code T29
CE Hours: 2   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $75; NMD - $135; S/O - $55
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers
While there is no universally acknowledged, step-by-step approach to a head and neck exam, it is paramount to each patient’s overall health to establish a repeatable, logical, sequentially organized, and systematic approach to screening the soft tissues of the head and neck region. This course will review the head and neck exam as well as review important clinical findings.  Normal, reactive, preneoplastic and cancerous conditions will be discussed along with an update on oral HPV.
Learning Objectives
- Establishing the importance of up-to-date patient histories
- How to manage oral lesions
- When to treat and when to refer

 

Friday, September 15, 2017

When to Call 911:  Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
Sylvia Malcmacher Kramer, DDS
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 4   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code F30
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dental Hygienists, Dentists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
The skills needed to manage a medical emergency in the dental office are not skills that we use every day. The dental team needs to be prepared to recognize and respond to such unexpected events. This course will provide the information to prevent medical emergencies and how to diagnose and promptly manage an emergency when it presents in the dental office. Many real life emergencies will be reviewed. This course provides information on what should be in your medical emergency kit for your office. Additionally, we will cover the OSDB laws for RDH, CDA, and EFDA to work under general supervision which should be understood by the entire dental team. Note:  This course meets the Ohio State Dental Board’s criteria for dental hygienists, expanded function dental auxiliaries and dental assistants to practice under general supervision.
Learning Objectives
- Understand the importance of the medical history and develop strategies to prevent, recognize, and manage the most common emergency situations

- Assemble an emergency kit and formulate an emergency office protocol for the dental team
- Understand the guidelines in the state of Ohio to practice under general supervision


Anatomy of the Masticatory System:  Clinical Application and Dissection
Henry A. Gremillion, DDS, MAGD
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 6   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $1350; NMD - $1500
Course Code F31
Hands-on Workshop, Limited Attendance
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists
This one day program is designed to provide the participant with a anatomical review of the dynamic masticatory system.  The morning session will consist of lecture and discussion with specific practical clinical application.  Relationships to routine dental assessment and differential diagnosis of orofacial pain will be highlighted. Areas of special emphasis include: osteology, the oral cavity, nasal cavity, salivary glands, musculature, and the temporomandibular joint.  The afternoon session will focus on dissection of cadaver specimen.  Participants in the dissection workshop will work in 2-member groups, each group dissecting ½ of a provided cadaver specimen.  Basic dissection instruments will be provided.   It is strongly suggested that each workshop participant bring a head and neck anatomy atlas/text, surgical instruments if desired, and loupes.
Learning Objectives
- Understand basic anatomical relationships which are key to a detailed examination of the dental patient
- Discuss temporomandibular joint health and pathofunction
- Understand various subgroups of masticatory muscle disorders
- Review anatomical factors relating to vascular pain that may mimic odontogenic or temporomandibular-related conditions
- Gain insight relating to salivary gland origins of orofacial pain
- Review basic principles of diagnostic and treatment anesthetic procedures


50 Things You Didn’t Know Dentrix Could Do
Dentrix Training staff
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  C
Fee: M - $25; NMD - $25; S/O - $25
Course Code F32
Support provided by Henry Schein Dental
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
Learn 50 things you didn’t know Dentrix could do that will simplify scheduling, treatment planning, billing, insurance claims, and more. In this seminar, you’ll learn from a Dentrix expert who will share tips and tricks to streamline the work you know is taking too long and help you better manage your Dentrix processes. This course is recommended for current Dentrix users. This course is repeated; see Course Code T21.
Learning Objectives

- Automatically create secondary claims when the primary claim is received
- Print patient care instructions with walkout statements
- Refresh Dentrix reports for real-time information


Direct Restorations:  Contacts, Complications, Cosmetics and Occlusion

Todd Snyder, DDS
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code F33
Support provided by Ultradent Products, Inc., SS White
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
Simplify your practice with the placement of direct restorations. The emphasis of this course is unlike any other course on direct restorative materials in that it looks at complications and addresses them before they happen. This course will discuss treatment planning and diagnosing for proper materials and placement of direct fabricated restorations. Learn steps for posterior direct composites that can be taken prior to ever treating the patient to avoid postoperative complications. Never have a loose contact between teeth again by knowing what types of matrices are available and when to use them. Learn how to place restorations with no sensitivity. See how to restore teeth with minimal to no adjustment of the restoration. Find out how to treat patients with symptomatic restorations effortlessly. Learn how to use glass ionomers in difficult areas. Numerous pieces of information will be provided to eliminate any and all issues you might be having with composite restoratives so that you can place them without any problems.
Learning Objectives
- Identify the pros and cons of various bonding agents
- Eliminate sensitivity with the use of different types of materials
- Learn proper composite placement to minimize or eliminate adjustments


Getting Past “Uh-oh,” “No” and “Helicopters”:  Behavior Management in the Pediatric Setting
Greg Psaltis, DDS
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3    OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code F34
Support provided by the Ohio Academy of Pediatric Dentists (OAPD)
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
Pediatric dentistry is unique in that each appointment requires that the dentist must successfully communicate with both children and parents and manage the behavior of both as well. In this program, principles of behavior management are discussed and demonstrated in video footage showing actual patients in treatment and how to best handle them. While dentistry often focuses on the technical aspects of our work, in this specialty, it is only through effective handling of patients that our technical work can be at its best. And the parents? They are the entertainment and promotional program, not the “problem” that most people believe.
Learning Objectives
- Understand appropriate terminology
- See why effective child management is a great practice-builder
- Create a schedule that will optimize success with young patients


Simplified Endodontic Techniques:  Treat More Cases with Increased Success
Garry Bey, DDS

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code F35
Support provided by KaVo Kerr
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, EFDAs, Dental Assistants
Do you want to provide excellent endodontic care for your patients?  This course is designed for general dentists and endodontists to gain expertise and confidence with completing the highest quality endodontics on both vital and necrotic teeth.  Participants will learn advanced NiTi rotary reciprocation instrumentation using adaptive motion technology, predictable irrigation protocols using Apical Negative pressure, and warm vertical obturation using the continuous wave technique.  Other topics will include diagnosis, location of calcified canals, creation of a glide path, determination of working length, and location of the MB2.  This exciting multi-media program highlights solutions and suggestions on how to treat straightforward and complex endodontic cases. A workshop accompanies this lecture; see Course Code F53.
Learning Objectives
- How to assess the criteria for a successful endodontic procedure
- Differentiate removal of the smear layer and biofilm using state-of-the-art irrigation protocols
- Learn how and when to treat both vital and non-vital teeth in one visit

Instrument Sharpening and Care:  Never a Dull Moment!
Nancy Dewhirst BS, RDH
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3  OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $245; NMD - $310; S/O - $175
Course Code F36
Support Provided by Hu-Friedy and Nordent
Limited Attendance, Hands-on Workshop
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
This hands-on workshop demonstrates how to preserve the original instrument design and shape while creating sharp edges, using a variety of hand and mechanical techniques and devices, loupes and lights. A slide presentation and interactive dialogue lay the groundwork for clinical instruction and participant practice, using hand sharpening techniques and several mechanical instrument sharpeners with magnification. Understanding of the key geometrical relationships between instrument surfaces and edges will help attendees be successful using hand and mechanical sharpening techniques and devices. **Please bring your own loupes to the workshop.**
Learning Objectives
- Understand how to preserve optimal instrument design while sharpening
- Discuss objectives and goals of sharpening
- Practice with and compare various hand sharpening techniques


Are We in a New Age of Restorative Dentistry?
Parag Kachalia, DDS
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code F37
Support Provided by KaVo Kerr
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
The world of dentistry is evolving at an unprecedented rate. Practitioners are being bombarded with advertisements claiming that advancement in dental technologies and materials can drastically benefit their direct and indirect restorative procedures. The course will take a critical look at the current world of dental technologies and materials as it relates to the restorative arena. In particular the course will pay close attention to the current advances in caries detection, adhesion, bulk fill posterior composite restorations, next generation universal composites, light curing, and cementation protocols for new age ceramics.  A workshop accompanies this lecture; see Course Code F48.

Learning Objectives
- Gain an overview of new caries detection technologies
- Understand the evolution and utilization of next generation universal composites
- Understand the importance of light polymerization

Hands-on Oral Surgery Workshop for the General Practitioner
Robert Edwab, DDS
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $330; NMD - $390; S/O - $260
Course Code F38
Hands-on Workshop, Limited Attendance
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, EFDAs, Assistants
Step-by-step techniques to broaden your scope of practice and make oral surgery more enjoyable and income-producing are performed on fresh pig mandibles. The clinician demonstrates the procedure in front of the class and the attendee performs the surgical procedure on his or her own pig mandible.  Learn to perform a frenectomy, biopsy, flap techniques and an I & D. Learn about suturing techniques as you work. Proper use of the cowhorn and Ash forceps are demonstrated as you extract anterior and posterior teeth along with the use of a rongeur when doing alveoplasties and root removals. A lecture accompanys this workshop, see Course Code T11.
Learning Objectives
- Learn proper instrumentation and suturing techniques
- Master extraction techniques
- Understand how to surgically remove a frenum and excisional biopsy techniques


Contemporary Clinical Periodontology and Oral Implantology 2017

Jon Suzuki, DDS, PhD, MBA
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code F39
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists
New trends and concepts in periodontal diagnosis and treatment planning will be presented. Using biological basis for disease concepts and enhanced with relevant clinical research, decisions for both non-surgical and surgical modalities of therapies can now be more predictable. Concepts of pathogenesis and immunology related to periodontal diseases will be presented with extensions to systemic diseases and conditions, including myocardial infarction, cardiovascular accidents (stroke), rheumatoid arthritis, respiratory diseases, pancreatic cancer, ulcers, and others.   Advances in periodontal therapies will be included in this course. Ultrasonics, selective use of systemic antibiotics, local drug delivery systems, and periodontal surgical concepts have dramatically changed the scope of periodontal therapies. Case presentations will include non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapies, implant, site preparation and ridge preservation surgeries.

Learning Objectives
- Understand biological basis for periodontal diseases
- Relate oral infections to systemic diseases and conditions
- Understand concepts of periodontal and implant surgeries including regeneration


Ceramics and Esthetics

Greg Gillespie, DDS
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code F40
Support provided by Dentsply Sirona Academy
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
Today we have more options than ever for ceramic restorations. How do we choose the proper material for each situation? It is imperative to understand all the current ceramic systems of e.Max, full-contoured or layered zirconia. Attendees will also learn about proper cementation procedures and material selection.
Learning Objectives
- Properly utilize all ceramic systems, including e.Max, layered and full contour zirconia
- Select proper cements for each ceramic system including resin cements, RMGI and bioceramic cements
- Understand the impact of cement versus screw retained implant restorations


Bambi vs. Godzilla, Dealing with Difficult People:  Keys to Empowered Communication

Bruce Christopher
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code F41
Support provided by Delta Dental Foundation
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
Difficult people are everywhere!  They can be patients, co-workers, doctors, neighbors, even spouses.  This program humorously reveals the six basic difficult personality styles that are out to drain you and your practice of vital energy.  You will learn what they dow, why they do it, and what you can do about it!  Your team will learn how to stay empowered in the face of negative, reactive and draining people – and laugh while they do it.
Learning Objectives
- Understand why people behave the way they do
- Develop strategies for empowering your communication style and moving negative behavior toward positive results
- Increase patient service effectiveness


Get To Know Eaglesoft 19
Eaglesoft Training Staff
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Course Code F42
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  C
Fee: M - $25; NMD - $25; S/O - $25
Support provided by Patterson Dental
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
Designed for specifically for Eaglesoft users, this course will provide updates on the revolutionary new features of Eaglesoft 19.  New updates traditionally introduced in the fall of each year will be added to the course as they become available. This course is repeated; see Course Code T28.
Learning Objectives
- Complete a review of Eservices
- Understand the new features of Eaglesoft V. 19
- Improve usage and understanding of the software


OAPD Luncheon

Greg Psaltis, DDS
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 1   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: $55
Course Code F43
Limited Attendance
Support provided by the Ohio Academy of Pediatric Dentists (OAPD)
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists
Pediatric dentists are invited to join their colleagues for lunch with Dr. Greg Psaltis.

Preventative Products Roundtable Luncheon Friday 2017 - for Dental Hygienists only*
12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
CE Hours: 1.5   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: $65
Course Code F44
Limited Attendance
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Hygienists
Dental Hygienists won’t want to miss this innovative Lunch & Learn program just for them!  Representatives from the leading preventative products companies will participate in this interactive session where attendees will be seated at tables for lunch and company representatives will travel the room spending time at each table describing their newest materials and answering dental hygienists’ questions.  
*Due to limited seating, only dental hygienists may attend this course.


A Conversation with Dr. George Zarb
12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
CE Hours: 1   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: $55
Course Code F45
Limited Attendance
Join 2017 Callahan Memorial Award Honoree, George Zarb, DDS, MSc, MS, FRCD(C), Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Prosthodontics for lunch and conversation.  Arguably one of the most respected clinical scholars and researchers in the field of Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry, Dr. Zarb is credited for furthering the study of osseointegration and the original research of Dr. P.I. Branemark.  Hosted by Callahan Memorial Award Commission Chairman Joe Mellion, DDS, MS and moderated by The Ohio State University College of Dentistry Dean Patrick Lloyd, DDS, MS this luncheon offers a unique opportunity to visit with an icon in dental academia and research.


BOND
ing 007th Generation and Beyond

Todd Snyder, DDS
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code F46
Support provided by Ultradent Products, Inc., SS White
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
Participate in a  discussion of when to do bonding and when other alternatives may be better suited for longevity.  The lecture will evolve from simple single surface easy to repair defects to more advanced multilayered cosmetic disciplines. Emphasis will be placed on adhesion, aesthetics and occlusion.
Learning Objectives
- Understand preparation & placement techniques
- Discuss marketing cosmetic procedures
- Improve polishing & texture techniques


Peri-Implantitis and Implant Failures:  Etiologies and Therapies
Jon Suzuki, DDS, PhD, MBA
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code F47
Support Provided Ohio Academy of Periodontology (OAP)
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists
Virtually all published clinical implant studies have been completed on healthy dental patients on minimal medications. Successful osteointegration has provided the biological framework for favorable long term prognosis of dental implant therapy.  The majority of dental implant treatment plans include patients with less-favorable medical and medication health histories.  In addition, implants are surgically placed in challenging clinical sites or are complicated by iatrogenic factors (e.g. cement, bone pressure necrosis, etc.)  Implant complications have escalated with peri-implant diseases emerging as a common biological complication.  The long-term goal for peri-implant disease therapy is to arrest the progression of the disease and to achieve a maintainable site for the patient. Peri-implant osseous defects around functioning implants can be managed with either non-surgical or surgical (resective or regenerative) approaches.
Learning Objectives
- Classify stages of implant failure
- Discuss etiologies of common forms of perio-implantitis and implant failures
- Formulate implant maintenance regimens

A New Approach to Posterior Composite Restorations and Predictable Posterior Ceramics – Workshop
Parag Kachalia, DDS
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $245; NMD - $310; S/O - $175
Course Code F48
Hands-on Workshop, Limited Attendance
Support Provided by KaVo Kerr
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
Dental practitioners have been placing composite resin restorations for more than 50 years, and throughout this time, scientists around the world have invested numerous resources to create materials with great physical properties.  Thankfully this improvement in the physical properties is allowing composites to be used anywhere in the mouth.  In addition the latest generation of universal composites offers strength and beauty.  This course will take a look at the best practices with respect to placing predictable, efficient, and esthetic composite restorations.  During this hands-on workshop practitioners will have the opportunity to place posterior composite restorations and deal with the challenges faced in class II restorations including proper contacts and form.  In addition, practitioners will have the opportunity to place a single anterior composite restoration to restore a class IV preparation and learn a step wise finishing and polishing technique.  A lecture accompanies this workshop; see Course Code F37.
Learning Objectives

- Understand the benefits and drawbacks with respect to bulk fill versus universal composites
- Create anatomical posterior restorations with simplicity
- Demonstrate proper polishing and finishing techniques

Confronting Epidemics and Evolving Pathogens
Nancy Dewhirst BS, RDH
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code F49
Support Provided by Kerr/TotalCare
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
This seminar explores personal health issues such as new and altered diseases of importance to dental professionals including bloodborne diseases, respiratory and contact diseases.  Attention is given to resistant pathogens and biofilm diseases.  These issues are discussed relative to occupational risk, illness prevention, and post exposure responses.  Leave with a plan for managing today’s microbial challenges using Standard and Transmission-based precautions.
Learning Objectives
- Recognize and assess well-known infectious diseases
- Be able to identify and explain current trends in infectious diseases
- Apply infection control and safety strategies to usual and unusual disease risks


New Products: When Do I Make the Switch?

Greg Gillespie, DDS
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code F50
Support provided by Dentsply Sirona Academy
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
Dentistry has been inundated with new and improved materials over the past few years. The heated topics of universal bonding agents, bulk fill composites, and cements will be debated at length to help determine what material is a proper choice for several direct and indirect procedures.
Learning Objectives
- Properly utilize different types of bonding agents for any procedure of direct or indirect dentistry
- Determine the advantages and disadvantages of bulk fill resins for direct restorations
- Select proper cements for each ceramic system including resin cements, RMGI and bioceramic cements


Do These Genes Make Me Look Fat?

Mary Ellen Psaltis, BPh
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code F51
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
Nutrition science brings deeper understandings of the essential connections between body and brain. We can use brain science and epigenetic information to make smarter, more effective food and lifestyle choices. As we take better care of our own health we are more effective in supporting and educating our patients. Let’s move past blaming our genes for our own health and get past our challenges for communicating with our patients. Consider new strategies for yourself for optimal well-being.
Learning Objectives
- Have a greater knowledge of current information showing the power of lifestyle over genetic inheritance
- Identify daily strategies to improve personal health and wellness
- Identify barriers to nutrition education with patients and options for moving forward


Understand How to Market Your Practice on Google to Get New Patients
Sean White and Kristi Simone
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3  OSDB Category:  C
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code F52
Support provided by Whiteboard Marketing
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
According to Google, an estimated 73 percent of all online activity is related to local searches. Patients turn to local search to learn about dentists in their area and evaluate what dental practice they should choose for their care.  And, dentists tell us that online search is the second source of new patients, followed only by patient referrals. Dentists who want to bring in more patients through online search must understand how Google works from the "back end" and what it needs from your practice to optimize your listings on Google and work to be higher up on search and the Google maps.  This seminar will cover the following key initiatives dentists should implement to get new patients through online search:  A look inside the Google search process; how to make your website more search and patient-friendly through design, content and search engine optimization; how to optimize the practice Google My Business Page and learn why dentists should not have multiple listings; how to show up on the Google map listing; understand why and how Google reviews impact a practice’s map listing and ranking; why Google advertising can help prospective patients find a dentist via Pay-Per-Click and Map Advertising; how mobile search impacts dentists’ new patient actions.
Learning Objectives
- Understand how to use Google as an effective marketing tool
- Improve Google placement listing for your practice
- Incorporate key initiatives to attract new patients through online searches


Simplified Endodontic Techniques for the General Dentist
Garry Bey, DDS
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $245; NMD - $310; S/O - $175
Course Code F53
Hands-on Workshop, Limited Attendance
Support provided by Kavo Kerr
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, EFDAs, Dental Assistants

Learn breakthrough concepts and detail the skills necessary for acquiring the expertise and confidence to perform more complex root canal therapy.  A maxillary first molar Micro-CT plastic tooth replica along with natural teeth will be used for training purposes.  Hands-on instruction for the location, negotiation and management of calcified and curved canals, the ability to accurately locate the apical constriction, creation of a predictable glide path from orifice to apex, and the advantages of achieving and maintaining apical patency will all be learned.  Piezoelectric ultrasonics, instrumentation using a safe and efficient nickel-titanium adaptive motion technology, and obturation using an up-to-date continuous wave of condensation technique will be demonstrated. A lecture accompanies this workstop; see Course Code F35.
Learning Objectives
- Learn simplified, game-changing techniques to allow the general dentist to treat more complex cases with increased success
- Learn mastery of the root canal space from orifice to apex
- Learn obturation of the root canal system in 3D to capture the natural anatomy with the continuous wave of condensation techniques

Treating Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office:  Hands-on Workshop for the Entire Team
Robert Edwab, DDS
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $275; NMD - $340; S/O - $195
Course Code F54
Hands-on Workshop, Limited Attendance
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, EFDAs, Dental Assistants
Life threatening medical emergencies in the dental office can occur anytime.  The clinician discusses common office emergencies seen in the dental office. Learn how to evaluate a patient and determine who to treat and who to refer for a medical evaluation. Learn to recognize patients who have a tendency to cause medical emergencies and how to modify their treatment plan. The clinician teaches you how to make your own emergency kit, identify an emergency and perform the appropriate treatment. Learn what are the most appropriate drugs for a dentist to have on hand are, determine proper dosages, and see how to administer them.  Note:  This workshop does not meet the Ohio State Dental Board’s criteria for dental hygienists, expanded function dental auxiliaries and dental assistants to practice under general supervision. Course Code F30 fulfills that requirement. 
Learning Objectives
- Understand how to administer emergency drugs and proper dosages
- Determine who to treat and who needs a medical consultation
- Construct your office medical emergency drug kit


Sugar Bugs and Sleepy Juice:  A Potpourri of Practical Pedo Pearls
Greg Psaltis, DDS
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code F55
Support provided by the Ohio Academy of Pediatric Dentists (OAPD)
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
Caring for pediatric dental patients is more than just filling baby teeth. It is an art form that includes communications, unique skill sets, a different perspective and clinical equipment that facilitates care. Many aspects of success with children will be discussed, including management tools, local anesthesia, clinical techniques plus the satisfaction that grows out of the relationship that is developed with the child patient. This course is a “must” for practitioners who see children.
Learning Objectives
- Understand skill sets needed when caring for children
- Review clinical equipment needs when caring for young patients
- See what management tools are effective with children


The Psychology of Success:  Secrets the Superstars Know
Bruce Christopher
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  C
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code F56
Support provided by Delta Dental Foundation
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
What do the superstars of success know that the rest of us do not?  In this fast-paced seminar, your team will learn the six essential key ingredients to the science behind success.  Why do some people just seem to rise to the top in their field?  Why is it that some people have all the luck?  You will learn how your E.Q. is more important than your I.Q. and how your attitude is more important than your latitude.
Learning Objectives
- Discover how to turn failures into stepping stones for success
- Explore the Five Factors of Street Smarts for Success
- Reenergize your practice with amazing patient service


Paul in the Hall!  New Technology for the Dental Practice
Paul Feuerstein, DMD
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code F57
Limited Attendance
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers
Join Dentistry Today Technology Editor Dr. Paul Feuerstein for this unique workshop that takes a practical look at the latest high-tech products that can be used in a dental practice. Several products will be on hand for demonstration and inspection. These include (but are not limited to) cameras, both digital and intraoral; digital radiography; caries and oral disease detection; computer imaging, shade taking, patient education, digital impressions and the very latest tech products. Representatives will be in the room in a non-sales environment to detail these products and processes. The workshop will be held on the exhibit floor, making it even easier to see and compare new technologies.
Learning Objectives
- See the newest high tech products
- Review products and ask questions without sales pressure
- Participate in demonstrations of the newest products to the market


A Digital Image is Worth a Thousand Words
Constance R. Kuntupis, RDH, MA
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 2    OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code F58
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
Dental Professionals today are increasingly using Digital Radiography to improve interpretation, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of oral health disease.  Discover how to improve the diagnostic yield of digital radiographs with these simple digital image enhancement techniques. This course will review patient management recommendations and modification of image examining techniques to accommodate all patients including those with special oral radiography needs. This two-hour dental radiography course is dedicated to the needs of all oral healthcare professionals and designed to expand proficiency in digital image enhancement techniques.  Note:  This course meets the two-hour radiography review required by the OSDB for dental assistant radiographers.
Learning Objectives
- Improve the diagnostic yield of digital radiographs
- Review patient management recommendations
- Expand proficiency in digital enhancement techniques


Table Clinics
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
CE Hours: up to 2    OSDB Category: G
FREE with registration fee – ticket automatically provided
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
Be sure to make time to visit the Table Clinics, located in the Exhibit Hall.  Not only will you learn new techniques from your colleagues; you can also earn up to 2 free CE credits, approved for licensure requirements from the Ohio State Dental Board under category G.  CE credit is given based on time spent viewing the clinics.

 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

New Products Roundtable - for Dentists only*
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
CE Hours: 2   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $25; NMD - $25; S/O - N/A
Course Code S60
Limited Attendance
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists
This elite event has been designed especially for dentists who would like a quick review of the newest products to hit the dental market in the past 24 months.  Representatives from the leading dental product companies will participate in this interactive session where they will spend time describing their newest products and answering questions. See something that interests you?  You won’t need to travel far.  The event will actually take place in the Exhibit Hall before it opens to the rest of the attendees. *Due to limited seating, only dentists may attend this course.


Streamlined Techniques for Direct and Indirect Restorative Dentistry

Ron Kaminer, DDS
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 6   OSDB Category:  A
*Fee: M - $325; NMD - $385; S/O - $255
Course Code S61
Combination Lecture and Hands-on Workshop, Limited Attendance
Support provided by KaVo Kerr; Garrison Dental

RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
While our day to day Dentistry remains quite the same, materials and technology are changing and improving rapidly. During this hands-on program we will discuss the changing direct restorative materials and have a chance to work with them to evaluate their ease of use and handling.  We will also discuss indirect materials and their associated technology and work with those materials as well giving the attendee a complete update on what’s current in dentistry.  A comprehensive review and associated hands-on section with dental scanners will allow the attendee to experience the hottest technology we have in dentistry today and round out our day.  Topics covered include: Class II restorative dentistry; quadrant dentistry; smile evaluation; temporization simplified; digital dentistry; choosing the correct cement for the correct materials. *Fee includes a box lunch for each attendee.
Learning Objectives

- Achieve pretty fillings, ideal contacts and no more sensitivity
- Master the rapid bulk fill technique
- Discover an easy technique for beautiful provisionals


CPR Recertification*

Central Ohio CPR
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
CE Hours: 2            OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $65; NMD - $145; S/O - $55
Course Code S62
Limited Attendance
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
Renew your existing 2-year certification for CPR following the American Heart Association Guidelines for healthcare professionals – you must submit your current American Heart Association healthcare provider card to attend the class.  Learn how to recognize and respond to life-threatening emergencies such as cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, and foreign-body airway obstruction.  Recognize heart attack and stroke in adults and breathing difficulty in children and learn skills of CPR for victims of all ages (including ventilation with barrier devices and bag-mask devices) as well as demonstrate the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Fees collected for this class do not necessarily represent revenue for the American Heart Association.  *Please submit your current AHA healthcare provider card when you attend this renewal course.  If you do not have a current AHA healthcare provider card, see Course Code S63.

Note:  This course fulfills the Ohio State Dental Board’s CPR requirement for hygienists, expanded function dental auxiliaries, and dental assistants.  For licensure and/or registration, hygienists and EFDAs must have proof of CPR certification.

Learning Objectives
- Complete requirements to be certified


CPR Certification*
Central Ohio CPR
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 4   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code S63
Limited Attendance
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
Receive your 2-year certification for CPR following the American Heart Association Guidelines for healthcare professionals.  Learn how to recognize and respond to life-threatening emergencies such as cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, and foreign-body airway obstruction.  Recognize heart attack and stroke in adults and breathing difficulty in children and learn skills of CPR for victims of all ages (including ventilation with barrier devices and bag-mask devices) as well as demonstrate the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).   Time listed includes a one-hour lunch break.  Fees collected for this class do not necessarily represent revenue for the American Heart Association.  *If you need to renew your existing AHA 2-year healthcare provider certification see Course Code S62.

Note:  This course fulfills the Ohio State Dental Board’s CPR requirement for hygienists, expanded function dental auxiliaries, and dental assistants.  For licensure and/or registration, hygienists and EFDAs must have proof of CPR certification.

Learning Objectives
- Complete requirements to be certified

Stainless Steel Crowns are a Snap:  A Hands-on Workshop
Greg Psaltis, DDS
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $300; NMD - $365; S/O - $230
Course Code S64
Hands-on Workshop, Limited Attendance
Support provided by 3M
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, EFDAs, Assistants
Do primary tooth crowns mystify you? They always sound simple until you try them on live patients. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to diagnose properly for stainless steel and anterior composite crowns. Next you will see the proper preparation and placement techniques for both, and then perform them yourself on a typodont. At the end of this workshop you will agree that these restorations are a snap!
Learning Objectives
- Understand the indications and contraindications for stainless steel crown restorations

- Apply and practice current technique for preparation and placement of a stainless steel crown in simulation practice
- Comprehend how to adapt stainless steel crowns when teeth are misshapen by caries


OAP Panel 2017

Representatives of the Ohio Academy of Periodontology (OAP)
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - FREE; NMD - $90; S/O – FREE
Course Code S65
Support provided by the Ohio Academy of Periodontology (OAP)
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
Several specialists will give presentations and be available for your questions.


Food As Your Farm-acy

Mary Ellen Psaltis, BPh
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code S66
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
With ads, fads and crazy science, it's challenging to navigate the cloudy waters of optimal nutrition. This plain speaking presentation will help you expand your point of view on choosing the food you eat. Nutritional density, ecologic impact and habitual toxic behaviors will be examined. We will look at strategies to live with food rather than die-t. Take new steps to include nutritional information for your dental patients. The dental office is a perfect place to exemplify well-being.
Learning Objectives
- Realize ways nutritional reductionism has guided our choices for the better or worse
- Shift your actions for more green in your wallet, on your plate and on the planet
- Identify avenues of nutrition related conversations to pursue with your patients

The Dawson Academy Presents:  The Team Approach to Functional and Aesthetic Success Lecture
Michael Verber, DMD
Melinda Whire, EFDA
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code S67
Support provided by Paragon Management Associates, Inc.
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, EFDAs, Assistants
Functional and aesthetic success results in happy patients, lasting dentistry, and less stress.  These goals can be achieved regularly with a team approach to programmed implementation of Complete Dentistry as described by Dr. Peter Dawson.  The Dawson Academy has for decades trained dentists to provide complete, predictable treatment. Too often hurried, incomplete examinations or ineffective treatment planning can lead to dissatisfaction. Presented by a dentist and an EFDA, this program will demonstrate how a cohesive dental team can facilitate a complete examination, proper records, and a functional and aesthetic analysis. The presenters will also explain how the data allows the doctor to understand the masticatory system and develop sound treatment plans. The lecture will include: the concept of complete dentistry; signs and symptoms of occlusal disease; requirements for functional stability; the five D's of Dawson Dentistry; the complete exam and records; team approach to implementation; functional and aesthetic analysis; treatment planning in the digital environment; sequencing phased treatment. Note:  A workshop accompanies this lecture, see Course Codes S70 and Y73.
Learning Objectives
- Identify the signs and symptoms of occlusal disease
- Demonstrate the five D’s of Dawson Dentistry
- Understand treatment planning in the digital environment

Technology in Your Dental Practice:  A Review of Current Products and a Look Into the Future
Paul Feuerstein, DMD
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category: A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code S68
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers
In an overview of the latest high tech products being integrated in today's practices, learn about products in the following areas: road to chartless practice, cameras-digital and intraoral; digital radiography; caries and oral disease detection; computer imaging, shade taking, patient education, intraoral digital impressions and CAD systems; and the latest tech products. Specific examples, many which are used in Dr. Feuerstein's private practice, will demystify many products and help you make intelligent design and purchase decisions.  There will also be a look at several interesting new products that have recently come to the marketplace and some that have not yet arrived. A brief discussion of practice management and internet products may also be discussed.  If you have already "gone digital” there are plenty of tips and tidbits for you. If you have not gone yet, this course is a must. During the last hour of the lecture attendees will be escorted to the exhibit floor to see some examples of these technologies.
Learning Objectives
- Learn about the newest high tech products
- Receive information to help make informed purchase decisions for the practice
- See how the products are used clinically in a typical general practice


Customer Service Reenergized

The Ritz Carlton Leadership Center
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 2   OSDB Category:  C
Fee: M - $55; NMD - $55; S/O - $55
Course Code S69
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
When should your customers receive excellent service? Always. This is the most important word in service. No matter how long employees have worked in the service industry, they can always benefit by going back to the basics. Your employees must be experts in the fundamentals of customer service—offering genuine, caring service consistently. This highly interactive program focuses on The Ritz-Carlton five golden rules as well as the essential components of customer service. Every customer interaction impacts your brand, and each employee can help move your organization down the path of service excellence.  By reviewing the most important skills of customer service, you will be prepared to consistently meet the expectations of your customers.
Learning Objectives
- Practicing etiquette, civility and manners to promote a positive and engaged environment for customers and colleagues
- Accepting personal accountability and responsibility for the success of your team
- Understanding how your appearance and communication skills impact your organization’s brand

The Dawson Academy Presents:  The Team Approach to Functional and Aesthetic Success Workshop
Michael Verber, DMD
Melinda Whire, EFDA
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $245; NMD - $310; S/O - $175
Course Code S70
Hands-on Workshop, Limited Attendance
Support provided by Paragon Management Associates, Inc.
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
Functional and aesthetic success results in happy patients, lasting dentistry, and less stress.  These goals can be achieved regularly with a team approach to programmed implementation of Complete Dentistry as described by Dr. Peter Dawson.  The Dawson Academy has for decades trained dentists to provide complete, predictable treatment. Too often hurried, incomplete examinations or ineffective treatment planning can lead to dissatisfaction. Presented by a dentist and an EFDA, this program will demonstrate how a cohesive dental team can facilitate a complete examination, proper records, and a functional and aesthetic analysis. Workshop topics and techniques will include: the facebrow, when, why and how; articulator and mounting models; tips and tricks for accurate diagnostic impressions; photography function and aesthetic analysis; the components of the complete exam; digital analysis with the Dawson Diagnostic Wizard. Note:  The workshop is repeated on Sunday, see Course Code Y73. A lecture accompanies this workshop, see Course Code S67.
Learning Objectives

- Identify the components of the complete exam
- Demonstrate tips and tricks for accurate diagnostic impressions
- Understand the use of the articulator and mounting models


How to Negotiate or Renegotiate the Terms and Rental Rates in Your Office Lease
Justin Ditkofsky
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category: C
Fee: M - FREE; NMD - $90; S/O - FREE
Course Code S71
Support Provided by Henry Schein Dental
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
If you are buying, building a practice, have a lease that is coming up for renewal or is expiring in 24 months or less, or are nearing retirement and would like to understand how the lease impacts the sale and valuation of your practice, then you must attend this CE event. The steps to watch out for in each of the following scenarios will be covered:  opening a new practice; office lease renewals; and transitioning your practice.  Cost-saving strategies will also be discussed.
Learning Objectives
- Determine the ROI on your real estate investment
- Identify expensive lease traps, and how to negotiate the best rental rates and terms during your renewal
- Increase practice value with a well-structured and negotiated lease agreement.

 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Conservative Cosmetic Dentistry for Teenagers and Young Adults: Boost Their Confidence and Boost Your Bottom Line
Susan McMahon, DMD, AAACD
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 6   OSDB Category:  A
*Fee: M - $190; NMD - $255; S/O - $150
Course Code Y72
Support provided by Ultradent Products, Inc.
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants
Teenagers and young adults are extremely aware of their appearance, and self-esteem is often directly related to their perception of their appearance. Having a beautiful, white smile is an important part of how they feel about themselves.  This course will look at cosmetic dental issues that are of particular concern to our teenage and young adult patients: tooth color and staining issues, post orthodontic refinement of smiles, spacing and crowding, dental trauma, tooth size discrepancies, misshapen teeth, peg laterals, congenitally missing teeth, and soft tissue considerations. Treatment options and step-by-step treatment procedures will be discussed. Complete cases from diagnosis, photography, material selection, and case presentation to pre-treatment planning and then the step-by-step procedures. We will look at whitening and microabrasion, direct composite bonding for diastema closure and finessing of post-orthodontic smiles, conservative porcelain restorations, soft tissue sculpting, and esthetic replacement of missing teeth. We will also discuss special treatment considerations for this age group: What is the most conservative treatment we can offer while achieving the desired results? What can be done to make the treatment as easy on the patient as possible? What is their motivation for treatment? How to discuss treatment with the patient and the parents? Do we and how do we initiate discussions about cosmetic procedures with this age group?  *Fee includes a box lunch for each attendee.
Learning Objectives
- Gain an awareness of conservative treatment options for teenage and young adult patients who desire to enhance their smiles
- Understand the motivation for these teenager and young adult patients for cosmetic procedures and how to approach and talk about these treatments with the patients and their parents
- Step-by-step directions for completing these conservative cosmetic treatments


The Dawson Academy Presents:  The Team Approach to Functional and Aesthetic Success Workshop
Michael Verber, DMD
Melinda Whire, EFDA
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $245; NMD - $310; S/O - $175
Limited Attendance; Hands-on Workshop
Course Code Y73
Support provided by Paragon Management Associates, Inc.
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, EFDAs, Assistants
Functional and aesthetic success results in happy patients, lasting dentistry, and less stress.  These goals can be achieved regularly with a team approach to programmed implementation of Complete Dentistry as described by Dr. Peter Dawson.  The Dawson Academy has for decades trained dentists to provide complete, predictable treatment. Too often hurried, incomplete examinations or ineffective treatment planning can lead to dissatisfaction. Presented by a dentist and an EFDA, this program will demonstrate how a cohesive dental team can facilitate a complete examination, proper records, and a functional and aesthetic analysis. Workshop topics and techniques will include: the facebrow, when, why and how; articulator and mounting models; tips and tricks for accurate diagnostic impressions; photography function and aesthetic analysis; the components of the complete exam; digital analysis with the Dawson Diagnostic Wizard.  Note:  This workshop is also offered on Saturday, see Course Code S70.  A lecture accompanies this workshop, see Course Code S67.
Learning Objectives
- Identify the components of the complete exam
- Demonstrate tips and tricks for accurate diagnostic impressions
- Understand the use of the articulator and mounting models

Regulatory Compliance, OSHA and the Ohio Dental Practice
Christopher A. Moore, MA
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 3   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - $90; NMD - $155; S/O - $71
Course Code Y74
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
This practical seminar will help team members understand and comply with the latest state and federal regulations affecting the practice of dentistry, avoid common areas of non-compliance, and help them prepare for in-office government inspections.  The information-packed session will focus on educating attendees on practical, realistic steps they can take to keep their practice compliant.  Note:  This program fulfills the annual exposure control training requirement mandated by the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.
Learning Objectives
- Meet OSHA’s annual exposure control training requirement
- Understand current regulatory issues impacting Ohio dental practices
- Prepare for an in-office visit by a government entity or regulator


Top 10 Legal Issues in Today’s Dental Office
David J. Owsiany, JD
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Hours: 2   OSDB Category:  A
Fee: M - FREE; NMD - $90; S/O – FREE
Course Code Y75
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk
In an age of social media scrutiny, burdensome regulations, and excessive litigation, dental professionals must know their rights and obligations under Ohio law.  From advertising rules and the handling patient records and complaints to taxation and employment issues in the dental office, this interactive session will address the most common legal issues facing dentists today.
Learning Objectives
- Hear about the latest updates to Ohio’s dental laws and regulations
- Learn how to minimize your exposure to liability and regulatory jeopardy
- Learn about the most common legal pitfalls that affect dental practices and how to avoid them