Speakers Bureau List by Topic


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Each member of the AAPD Speakers Bureau was carefully reviewed and approved by the AAPD Speakers Bureau Committee. This Speakers Bureau connects state, districts and dental institutions to the leading experts in the world of pediatric dentistry.

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Behavior Guidance

Gary Badger Developmental Behavioral Guidance for Pediatric Patients Arrow_2

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Dr. Gary Badger is the Chairman of the Pediatric Dentistry Department at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston (UTSD). He received his D.D.S. degree from the Georgetown University School of Dentistry in Washington, D.C. and his M.S. degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Missouri. Badger provides didactic lectures for the post doctoral residents and predoctoral students while maintaining a mentoring activity for clinical experiences in the residency program. Badger is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and serves as an examiner for the oral portion of the American Board. He is a recipient of the Dean’s Academy Small Grants Program (2014), the UT Kenneth I. Shine Academy of Health Science Small Grants Program (2014) and the American Dental Association Samuel D. Harris Fund for Children’s Dental Health (2014). He has a didactic appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC and has served as the Consultant to the Army Surgeon General.

Topic : Behavior Guidance
Title: Developmental Behavioral Guidance for Pediatric Patients

Description:
Developmental Behavioral Guidance for Pediatric Patients presents developmental milestones reinforced with children videos as examples of these milestones. It emphasizes the classical guidance SKILLS based upon knowledge and science based material.

Objectives:

  • Understand the techniques commonly used in behavioral guidance
  • Be able to apply the techniques in the office
  • Understand the cognitive and behavioral elements which dictate certain techniques

Contact Info: gary.badger@uth.tmc.edu

 


 

Jacob Lee Treating Children: Get More Touchdowns than Fumbles! Arrow_2

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Dr. Jacob Lee received his dental degree and undertook his pediatric dental residency at the University of Toronto. Subsequently, he was a faculty at Loma Linda University, Director of the Graduate Program in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Minnesota, Chairperson of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, and Director of the USC Pediatric Dental Residency Program at Miller Children’s Hospital, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Lee is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and an examiner. As a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, he has served as a member of the Council on Continuing Education, member of the Research Committee, member of the Editorial Board of the AAPD Journal, Currently he is a president-elect of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Lee is a continuing education presenter for national and international dental associations and meetings. Having served as faculty, and researcher for 15 years, Dr. Lee has been engaged in private practice for 14 years.

Topic : Behavior Guidance
Title: Treating Children: Get More Touchdowns than Fumbles!

Description:
It may not take a village, but treating children does take a solid teamwork. This presentation will provide the clinicians and the staff with the tools to turn a stressful appointment into a fulfilling one. From managing a child’s unpredictable behavior to tending to demanding parents, this presentation will discuss orchestrating your team’s strengths toward a successful visit.

Objectives:

  • Be able to work within a child's grain of character (Each child has a certain preference, and inclination. Learn to identify them modify approach.)
  • Perform painless injections, and didn't feel a thing extractions (The magical secret in pediatric dentistry)
  • Coordinate each team member's strengths toward a successful visit. (Dentist analyzes as a coach/ a conductor, identifying member's strength to match the patient and procedures for a successful outcome)

Contact Info: leeway99@hotmail.com

 


 

 

Growth & Development

John Christensen Contemporary Orthodontic Treatment Strategies for the Early Mixed Dentition Arrow_2

Chistensen

Doctor John Christensen is a dual trained pediatric dentist and orthodontist. He practices pediatric dentistry and orthodontics in Durham, NC. Dr. Christensen is one of a small number of dual trained dentists who practice both specialties. In addition to treating patients daily, he teaches in the pediatric dental residency program at the University of North Carolina where his primary responsibility is the orthodontic component of the residency program. Dr. Christensen teaches early orthodontic treatment concepts, how to manage trauma and missing teeth with orthodontic care, and how to guide multidisciplinary approaches in children with unusual problems. Dr. Christensen is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He received his graduate training in Pediatric Dentistry and in Orthodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Christensen has written several chapters in the 5th Edition of Pediatric Dentistry, a textbook used by many pediatric dental programs. He presents his pediatric and orthodontic cases to local, state and national audiences.

Topic: Growth & Development
Title: Contemporary Orthodontic Treatment Strategies for the Early Mixed Dentition

Description:
Meta Analyses....Cochrane Reviews.....Evidence Based Dentistry.....what is the current state of early orthodontic treatment? Decisions are made daily about whether a child should be treated, who should treat, and when should treatment begin. This presentation is intended to provide the practitioner with information that can be used to confidently and appropriately manage the puzzle called malocclusion. Pieces such as early incisor crowding, impacted teeth, and management of trauma outcomes will begin to fit and complete the picture of treatment.

Objectives:

  • Define the goals oriented approach to orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Manage dental trauma with the use of orthodontic appliances
  • Discuss the rationale for bracket placement and bone removal for impacted anterior incisors

Contact Info: jc@durhampdo.com

 


 

David Kennedy Early Orthodontic Treatment Arrow_2

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David Kennedy is a dually trained Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontist, who is a Diplomate of both American Boards. He has served as an Examiner and past president of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. He has over 50 publications. His research interest is in Early Orthodontic treatment and Treatment outcomes. He has lectured extensively in North America and throughout the world with excellent reviews.

Topic : Growth & Development
Title: Early Orthodontic Treatment

Description:
I speak on Early Orthodontic treatment, covering the basics of Diagnosis and Treatment planning, along with the common malocclusions that require early intervention; These are Anterior and posterior crossbite, habit correction, management of moderate and severe crowding. The use of a numerical scoring system can be used for identifying treatment complexity. A systematic process for diagnosis and treatment planning is reviewed. Advanced items such of management of ectopic and unerupted teeth, congenitally missing permanent teeth and Class 2 correction can be covered. All material is presented with appropriate evidence and includes case based material with long term follow up.

Objectives:

  • Treatment plan mixed dentition orthodontic cases using a Planes of Space concept
  • Recognize and treat posterior cross bites
  • Recognize and treat anterior cross bites

Contact Info: drdavidkennedy@yahoo.ca

 


 

Tim Fagan Oh No! Ectopic Eruption! What Do I Do Now? Arrow_2

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Tim Fagan DDS, MS enjoys lecturing on the use of technology to improve efficiency and outcomes in the dental office, dental practice management, Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) training for dentists and their staff, and the prevention and correction of ectopically erupting teeth. He has been in private practice for 30+ years specializing in Pediatric Dentistry in Enid, Oklahoma. He received his dental degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1981 and completed his pediatric specialty training in 1984 at the University of Iowa. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Fagan is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Oklahoma Association of Pediatric Dentists, and the Oklahoma Dental Association. He is a past President of the Oklahoma Dental Association, Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Oklahoma Association of Pediatric Dentists. For the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, he has served as Chairperson of the Council on Continuing Education, Chair of the Practice Administration Committee, Consultant to both the Council on Education and the Scientific Program Committee, member of the Nominating Committee, and as the District V Trustee on the AAPD Board of Trustees. Dr. Fagan is a graduate of the inaugural class of the Leadership Institute of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation. He is an examiner and member of the examination committee for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He also is currently serving as the Vice Chairman of the American Dental Association's Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention.

Topic : Growth & Development
Title: Oh No! Ectopic Eruption! What do I do Now?

Description:
Oh No! Ectopic Eruption...What Do I Do Now? If you’re treating children, you’re likely to see patients with ectopic eruption as this condition has been reported to occur in up to 10% of the population. Any permanent tooth in the mouth can erupt ectopically. Do you feel confident in your abilities to correct these conditions or to prevent them in the first place? This presentation will examine the diagnosis and treatment of ectopic eruptions through the use of easy, simplified interceptive techniques that can be used every day in your office to prevent and/or correct ectopic eruptions of all permanent teeth.

Objectives:

  • Recognize and diagnosis ectopic eruptions
  • Use techniques and/or appliances to prevent ectopic eruptions of permanent teeth
  • Use techniques or appliances to correct ectopic eruptions of all permanent teeth

Contact Info: okiedent@sbcglobal.net

 


 

 

Oral Pathology

Juan F. Yepes Oral Diagnosis in the Pediatric Patient Arrow_2

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Juan F. Yepes DDS, MD, MPH, MS, DrPH is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis, Indiana Yepes is also an academic scholar at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University at Buffalo. Yepes is a dentist (DDS) and a physician (MD) from Javeriana University at Bogota, Colombia. In 1999, he moved to the USA and attended the University of Iowa and the University of Pennsylvania where he completed a fellowship and residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and Oral Medicine respectively in 2002 and 2004. In 2006, Yepes completed a Master in Public Health (MPH), and in 2011 a Doctoral Degree in Public Health (DrPH) both with emphasis in Epidemiology at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. In 2008, he completed a residency program in Dental Public Health at University of Texas, Baylor College of Dentistry. Finally, he completed the residency program and Masters of Science degree in pediatric dentistry at the University of Kentucky in 2012. Yepes is Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine, American Board of Dental Public Health, and American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Yepes was the section head of oral and maxillofacial radiology at the University of Kentucky for 6 years (2004 to 2009). He is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Oral Medicine, American Medical Association, Hispanic Dental Association, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, American Association of Public Health Dentistry, International Association of Dental Research, International Association of Dentomaxillo-Facial Radiology, and American Dental Association. Yepes is a fellow in dental surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons at Edinburgh, Scotland. He is on the editorial board of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Pediatric Dentistry. Finally, Yepes research and teaching interest are in the area of radiation safety, oral medicine, oral radiology and oral pathology in children.

Topic: Oral Pathology
Title: Oral Diagnosis in the Pediatric Patient

Description: Oral Diagnosis in the Pediatric Patient: this program includes a series of lectures that include the entire spectrum of oral diagnosis in the pediatric and adolescent patient. The program includes radiology, oral pathology, and medically compromised patients.

Objectives:

  • Understand how to differentiate the most common radiographic lesions in children
  • Understand how to differentiate the most common soft tissue lesions in children
  • Understand the implications of radiation and the most effective ways to decrease the amount of radiation in a busy pediatric dentistry practice

Contact Info: jfyepes@iupui.edu

 


 

 

 

Other

Gary Badger Ten Things to Know About Pediatric Dentistry  Arrow_2

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Dr. Gary Badger is the Chairman of the Pediatric Dentistry Department at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston (UTSD). He received his D.D.S. degree from the Georgetown University School of Dentistry in Washington, D.C. and his M.S. degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Missouri. Badger provides didactic lectures for the post doctoral residents and predoctoral students while maintaining a mentoring activity for clinical experiences in the residency program. Badger is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and serves as an examiner for the oral portion of the American Board. He is a recipient of the Dean’s Academy Small Grants Program (2014), the UT Kenneth I. Shine Academy of Health Science Small Grants Program (2014) and the American Dental Association Samuel D. Harris Fund for Children’s Dental Health (2014). He has a didactic appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC and has served as the Consultant to the Army Surgeon General.

Topic: Other
Title: Ten Things to Know About Pediatric Dentistry

Description:
Ten Things to know about pediatric dentistry is a presentation describing infant oral health care, Caries risk management, Behavior guidance, Local Anesthetic, Indirect pulp capping, Pulpotomy, Crowns, Space management, Minimal sedation and moderate sedation. The indications for the procedures and updated evidence combine to form a basis for decision making in treatment planning and execution. It is a presentation for general dentists or pediatric dentists.

Objectives:

  • Understand multiple areas of importance in the practice of pediatric dentistry
  • Apply the principles of each area of the specialty discipline discussed
  • Perform the techniques described with a knowledge of the evidence supporting the technique

Contact Info: gary.badger@uth.tmc.edu

 


 

Joel H. Berg Medical Management of Dental Caries in Children  Arrow_2

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Joel H. Berg is Dean of the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle. He is Professor in the UW Department of Pediatric Dentistry and also holds the Lloyd and Kay Chapman Chair for Oral Health. Dr. Berg is a board-certified pediatric dentist and is a Past-President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (2012-13). Dr. Berg previously held positions as Chair of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Washington from 2003-12, as Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Philips Oral Healthcare from 2000-03, as Head of the Scientific Department for ESPE Dental AG from 1998-2000, and as Director of the Postgraduate/Residency Program in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Texas, Houston from 1989-1995. He is an editor of the textbook Early Childhood Oral Health, and of numerous manuscripts, abstracts and book chapters on subjects including dental restorative materials for children and other work related to biomaterials. His current research interests include the development of dental caries prevention programs using risk assessment models and early childhood oral health, and he conducts clinical trials evaluating restorative dental materials and caries (dental decay) management in children.

Topic: Other
Title: Medical Management of Dental Caries in Children

Description:
This lecture will provide the attendee with the most up-to-date information regarding emerging technologies in caries detection and caries risk assessment. Dental caries, the most prevalent disease in humans, affects 97% of the population in their lifetime. Yet, dental professionals are still primarily using >100 year-old technologies to diagnose this most prevalent infectious disease. Recently, new ways of assessing and dealing with dental caries as an infectious disease have been proposed, and new products have been introduced. It is anticipated that the progression of this most significant technological development in dentistry will do more to change the way we practice than anything in recent decades. This course will review the science behind these developments, and will introduce clinically relevant information to practitioners to prepare them to understand related new information as it is introduced to the professionals and consumers. In addition, application of these techniques to early intervention protocols including the use of silver diamine fluoride and other agents to mitigate the impact of caries will be described.

Objectives:

  • List currently available caries detection devices
  • Describe restorative interventions that are compatible with managing caries
  • Describe methods of risk assessment for dental caries
  • Describe the use of silver diamine fluoride and other agents to treat caries lesions

Contact Info: joelberg@uw.edu

 


 

Jeffrey A. Dean Updates in Pediatric Dentistry from Womb to Young Adulthood  Arrow_2

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Jeffrey A. Dean, DDS, MSD, CAE Dr. Jeffrey Dean is the Ralph E. McDonald Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and a Professor of Orthodontics at the Indiana University School of Dentistry and Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. He received his bachelor's degree from Purdue University (1979) and his master's and doctoral degrees in dentistry, as well as his specialty certificates in pediatric dentistry (1985) and orthodontics (1996) from Indiana University. He served the Indiana University School of Dentistry as Chair of the Department of Oral Facial Development for 5 years and as Executive Associate Dean and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs for 6 years. He has served as the Chief of Staff and a Senior Advisor for the IUPUI Chancellor’s Office and was recently selected to receive a 2016-2017 United States Fulbright Scholarship to work with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Faculty of Dentistry. Jeff is board certified by both the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Board of Orthodontics, and is a Past President of both the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the College of Diplomates of the ABPD. He is currently the CEO of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is a Certified Association Executive by the American Society of Association Executives’ CAE Commission. Jeff has also had the pleasure of serving with Drs. Ralph McDonald and David Avery as coauthor and coeditor of the comprehensive textbook on pediatric dentistry titled, McDonald and Avery’s Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent. The text is popular throughout the world, has been published in six languages and the 50th anniversary 10th edition was just recently released. In addition to his full-time academic work, he maintains an extramural pediatric dentistry and orthodontic private practice. Jeff is married to Barbie, and has 3 children and 6 grandchildren.

Topic: Other
Title: Updates in Pediatric Dentistry from Womb to Young Adulthood

Description:
Two of the most common, daily issues facing the practicing pediatric dentist involve management of the dental decay process and guiding the developing occlusion and these items involve anticipatory guidance and active management from as early as prenatal counseling to the early adult years. The continuum of caries management, from dietary and home hygiene recommendations to medical and surgical treatment, and guiding the developing occlusion, from preventive and interceptive approaches to craniofacial issues and comprehensive orthodontics, requires us all to stay current and at the forefront of the evidence for care.

This interactive, case based and research supported presentation will cover the bases with the latest evidence on mechanical and chemotherapeutic biofilm control, pulp therapy, minimally invasive caries management, molar incisor hypomineralization, restorative materials, non-nutritive sucking habits, the pros and cons of early orthodontic treatment, miniplate orthopedic malocclusion treatment and much more. Attendees will leave with practical, state of art knowledge and treatment considerations for use in their practices the first day back home.

Objectives:

  • Be able to describe the ten most important aspects of early orthodontic treatment for children
  • Be able to conduct the most up to date treatment for pulp and restorative therapy in children's dentistry
  • Be able to describe up to date non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic behavior guidance for the pediatric patient

Contact Info: jadean1@iu.edu

 


 

John Kenney The Dental Team Role in Domestic Violence Recognition and Our Responsibilities  Arrow_2

Kenney

Dr John Kenney is the only dentist Dual Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry and Forensic Odontology. He began his interest in the topic of Orofacial Injuries in Child Abuse with his MS research in 1979. Since that time he has lectured and written on the topic in texts and articles. He was the Chief Forensic Odontologist for the Cook County (Chicago Metro) Medical Examiner's office for 14 years, and has testified over 100 times in court. For 5 year term he was a member of the ADA Speaker's bureau and a consultant to the ADA Council on Dental Practice for Forensic Odontology and Child Abuse. Over the years that topic has broadened nclude Domestic Partner and Elder Abuse. Currently he serves as a forensic consultant to the US Department of Defense POW MIA Accounting Agency. He is on his second term on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Forensic Science. He served two terms as the President of the American Board of Forensic Odontology. He is a fellow of AAPD, AAFS, American College of Dentists, and International College of Dentists. He has lectured around the world on Domestic Violence and Forensic Odontology.

Topic: Other
Title:: The Dental Team Role in Domestic Violence Recognition and Our Responsibilities

Description:
The lecture will educate the dental team to recognize domestic violence (child, intimate partner, elder and special needs individuals), including clinical and psychological signs and symptoms, understand the responsibility to report and the mechanisms available to report. Also to be covered will be human trafficking. Dr Kenney is the only dentist with Board Certification in both Pediatric Dentistry and Forensic Odontology. He served as Chief Forensic Odontologist for the Cook County (Chicago Metro) Medical Examiner, and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. 

Objectives:

  • Be able to recognize signs of domestic violence (Child, Intimate Partner, Elder) that may be seen in a dental setting
  • Be able to recognize the interrelationships of all types of domestic violence
  • Understand what resources and reporting responsibilities are for the dental team, (For regional meetings this data is individualized by state)

Contact Info: frnsdds@aol.com

 


 

J.C. Shirley When Can a Routine Dental Procedure Cause Significant Systemic Infection? Update in Infection Control and Dental Unit Waterlines Arrow_2

Shirley

Dr. Shirley is a pediatric dentist with the Center for Craniofacial Disorders at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He has a hospital-based practice treating children with complex medical conditions and is also in private practice with Alpharetta Children’s Dentistry. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University and a Consultant to the Navy Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, Maryland. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and practiced general dentistry in the US Navy on active duty for three years. He then completed a 3-year residency program in pediatric dentistry at University of Alabama- Birmingham /Children’s Hospital of Alabama and received a Masters of Science degree. Dr. Shirley has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) since 1997 and is Past President of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is also a Diplomate of American Board of Special Care Dentistry (Hospital Dentistry) and in 2004 he was selected for membership in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in Special Needs Dentistry. His current Navy assignment is Commanding Officer, Expeditionary Medical Facility Dallas. He is in the chief executive in command of a 150-bed field hospital consisting of 650 personnel that includes 80 physicians and 220 nurses. This unit has 20 detachments spread throughout the Southwest and is the largest commissioned unit in the Navy Reserves.

Topic: Other
Title: When Can a Routine Dental Procedure Cause Significant Systemic Infection? Update in Infection Control and Dental Unit Waterlines

Description:
Awareness of water contamination as a potential source of infection transmission has increased in recent years. Despite attempts to control microbial accumulation, waterborne bacteria have been responsible for recent infection transmissions. For example, an outbreak of Non-tuberculous Mycobacterium (Mycobacterium abscessus) due to contaminated water occurred in Atlanta in 2015 and in California in 2016. In both of these situations, a number of pre-school and school-aged children were infected and experienced facial swelling, cervical lymphadenopathy, osteomyelitis, oral lesions and pulmonary nodules. All of the children had received pulp therapy in primary teeth, This session will review the outbreaks describe lessons learned, and reinforce the importance of dental unit waterline maintenance to prevent future transmission incidents.

Objectives:

  • Understand the important role of the pediatric dentist in the interdisciplinary team based care of children with cleft and craniofacial disorders
  • Understand the importance and relationship of oral health and several common medical conditions
  • Understand more about the recent Non-tuberculous Mycobacterium (Mycobacterium abscessus)Lymphadenitis infections in Georgia and California and how to incorporate lessons learned to improve infection control practices
  • Describe reasons why dental unit waterlines provide an optimal environment for biofilm proliferation
  • Properly perform a thorough review of medical history and evaluate children with special healthcare needs and complex medical conditions. Understand the implications of these conditions on dental treatment
  • Identify oral findings and conditions related to various craniofacial syndromes and genetic conditions
  • Provide appropriate evaluation and treatment of children with cleft and craniofacial disorders
  • Modify and adapt a dental practice setting to safely evaluate and treat children with special healthcare needs
  • Discuss consequences of dental unit waterline contamination and understand what the pediatric dentist needs to know to monitor and evaluate dental unit waterlines

Contact Info: jcshirleydmd@gmail.com

 


 

 

Patient Management

Gary Badger Protective Stabilization Arrow_2

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Dr. Gary Badger is the Chairman of the Pediatric Dentistry Department at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston (UTSD). He received his D.D.S. degree from the Georgetown University School of Dentistry in Washington, D.C. and his M.S. degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Missouri. Badger provides didactic lectures for the post doctoral residents and predoctoral students while maintaining a mentoring activity for clinical experiences in the residency program. Badger is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and serves as an examiner for the oral portion of the American Board. He is a recipient of the Dean’s Academy Small Grants Program (2014), the UT Kenneth I. Shine Academy of Health Science Small Grants Program (2014) and the American Dental Association Samuel D. Harris Fund for Children’s Dental Health (2014). He has a didactic appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC and has served as the Consultant to the Army Surgeon General.

Topic : Patient Management
Title: Protective Stabilization

Description:
Protective stabilization presents the utilization of active and passive stabilization devices to safely immobilize children, discusses the behavioral techniques used as a prerequisite to its use and the illustration of special patients' conditions that should be considered to avoid the misuse of the devices. Verbal skills are identified that are necessary to alleviate apprehension of consenting parents of children expected to benefit from its use.

Objectives:

  • Understand the role of protective stabilization with special patients
  • Perform the application of protective stabilization and contraindications for its use
  • Understand the use of physiological monitors during the use of protective stabilization

Contact Info: gary.badger@uth.tmc.edu

 


 

Robert Elliott Group Therapy: Team Support, Challenging Parents and Full Moons Arrow_2

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Dr. Elliott is from Louisville, Kentucky where he graduated from the University Of Louisville School Of Dentistry. His pediatric dental residency and Master’s Degree was completed at the UNC School of Dentistry and UNC Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill. Dr. Elliott is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry as well as a Fellow with The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He enjoys teaching both dental students as well as residents and is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at both the University of North Carolina and University of Louisville Schools of Dentistry. In addition, he served as the State Advisor for the North Carolina Dental Assistants Association for 10 years. Dr. Elliott lectures throughout the year to other dentists, specialists, dental team members and residents. He has written numerous articles for national dental publications and is a recognized authority on the development of creative and innovative office designs for pediatric dental practices where he is often called upon to consult with new office construction. "Helping Others Achieve" is one of Dr. Elliott’s cornerstone mantras. Dr. Elliott remains well connected with colleagues and holds membership with the North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association. Dr. Elliott built his first practice from the ground up immediately after completing his residency and developed his practice philosophy from the beginning. As important was building a TEAM that was a part of that philosophy: "We don’t want to be the biggest, we just want to be the BEST for our patients and their parents". He was a solo practitioner for the first 10 years of his practice before building and moving into his current dream office with his rock star partner and 14 amazing TEAM members and has been in private practice for 18 years in Cary, NC. Be sure visit Dr. Elliott's practice, Cary Pediatric Dentistry, at www.carypediatricdentistry.com or his consulting business at www.PedoSpringboard.com

Topic: Patient Management
Title: Group Therapy: Team Support, Challenging Parents and Full Moons

Description:

Objectives:

  • To help each other develop evidence- based answers to parent's common questions that teams can take back with them after the Annual Session and implement immediately
  • Improve consistent messaging and TEAM dynamics in practice; ideally the team is communicating the same information. Parents have to perceive both the admin team and clinical team together as ONE
  • Demonstrate trust building statements as well as appropriate empathy and concern in our answers that build relationships between families and your practice

Contact Info: the2thfxr@aol.com

 


 

Juan F. Yepes Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Children Arrow_2

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Juan F. Yepes DDS, MD, MPH, MS, DrPH is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis, Indiana Yepes is also an academic scholar at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University at Buffalo. Yepes is a dentist (DDS) and a physician (MD) from Javeriana University at Bogota, Colombia. In 1999, he moved to the USA and attended the University of Iowa and the University of Pennsylvania where he completed a fellowship and residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and Oral Medicine respectively in 2002 and 2004. In 2006, Yepes completed a Master in Public Health (MPH), and in 2011 a Doctoral Degree in Public Health (DrPH) both with emphasis in Epidemiology at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. In 2008, he completed a residency program in Dental Public Health at University of Texas, Baylor College of Dentistry. Finally, he completed the residency program and Masters of Science degree in pediatric dentistry at the University of Kentucky in 2012. Yepes is Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine, American Board of Dental Public Health, and American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Yepes was the section head of oral and maxillofacial radiology at the University of Kentucky for 6 years (2004 to 2009). He is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Oral Medicine, American Medical Association, Hispanic Dental Association, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, American Association of Public Health Dentistry, International Association of Dental Research, International Association of Dentomaxillo-Facial Radiology, and American Dental Association. Yepes is a fellow in dental surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons at Edinburgh, Scotland. He is on the editorial board of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Pediatric Dentistry. Finally, Yepes research and teaching interest are in the area of radiation safety, oral medicine, oral radiology and oral pathology in children.

Topic: Patient Management
Title: Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Children

Description:
This seminar will provide the attendee with the most up to-date information regarding the fascinating field of oral medicine in pediatric dentistry. The seminar will use case presentation as the learning and discussion format and will cover the entire spectrum of oral medicine and pediatric dentistry. Topics such as diabetes, asthma, congenital heart disease, and the implications on the practice of pediatric dentistry will be reviewed.

Objectives:

  • Understand the most common medical problems that affect children
  • Understand the main medical conditions that can affect the pediatric population
  • Understand the current protocols of dental management of medically compromised children
  • Understand the most common dental protocols for the treatment of medically compromised children
  • Understand the most common laboratories used in the care of medically compromised children
  • Understand the most important laboratories used in the care of the medically compromised children

Contact Info: jfyepes@iupui@edu

 


 

 

Practice Management

Ann Bynum Take a Ride on the Crazy Train - How to Keep Your Train on the Track While Making Everyone Around You Happy Arrow_2

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Dr. Ann Bynum is originally from Ocala, Florida. She did her undergraduate training at Florida State University. She then attended dental school at the University of Iowa, where she met her husband, Dr. Matt Bynum. She did two further years of training in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Ann Bynum moved to Greenville, South Carolina in 1997 and opened her practice in Simpsonville. She has three children of her own (all boys!!) and understands and appreciates the arts of pediatric dentistry and parenting!

Dr. Bynum is a Diplomat of the ABPD, a member of the SSPD, the AAPD, and the ADA. She has lectured and written numerous articles on customer service, marketing, leadership and teamwork over the years. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their three boys, Matthew, Luke, and John. She enjoys working ON her practice and travelling.

Topic: Practice Management
Title: Take a Ride on the Crazy Train - How to Keep Your Train on the Track while Making Everyone Around You Happy

Description:
It’s a whole new world out there! This means that you probably aren’t the only show in town, and your potential employees and patients have a wide CHOICE where to accept a position or become a patient ad spend their dollars. Would they pick your office? Would they stay? Why or why not? This session will focus on things you can do today, tomorrow, next month and for years to come to assure you carve out a niche in your dental practice while keeping your sanity.

Objectives:

  • Set tangible goals for their team members and practice
  • Establish new marketing tools to use on Monday morning
  • Increase their customer service within their practice

Contact Info: dr.ann@hollytreefamilydental.com

 


 

Scott Childress Building Positive Reviews and Protecting Your Dental Practice Reputation Arrow_2

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Scott Childress is Director of Internet Marketing at Smile Savvy. An expert in online marketing, Scott directs the management of over 700 social media accounts for pediatric dentists across forty-seven states and six countries. Scott also provides CE lectures on current internet marketing topics to dental schools and prominent dental societies.

Topic: Practice Management
Title: Build Positive Reviews and Manage the Online Reputation of Your Dental Practice

Description:
This course will discuss how to easily track what’s being said about you and your practice online, along with how to develop a game plan for responding to unhappy patients. Steps to building authentic positive reviews while stopping negative reviews from appearing online will also be discussed. Attendees will learn which review sites deserve the most attention. In addition to providing online reputation management strategies, this course will also discuss reputation development.

Objectives:

  • Identify steps to building authentic positive reviews
  • Define strategies to stop negative reviews from appearing online
  • Recognize how to easily track what’s being said about your practice online
  • Learn where to find help for navigating reviews on Yelp
  • Develop a game plan for responding to unhappy patients

Contact Info: scott@smilesavvy.com

 


 

Scott Childress Gaining New Patients Through Dominating Google Search Arrow_2

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Scott Childress is Director of Internet Marketing at Smile Savvy. An expert in online marketing, Scott directs the management of over 700 social media accounts for pediatric dentists across forty-seven states and six countries. Scott also provides CE lectures on current internet marketing topics to dental schools and prominent dental societies.

Topic: Practice Management
Title: Gaining New Patients Through Dominating Google Search

Description:
Attend this course to gain real-world advice that will enable your dental practice to DOMINATE the first page of a Google search. Learn practical and actionable steps you need to take to gain new patients and get maximum internet exposure by having a dynamic website, engaging social media presence, and using effective local search listings. Tips for building positive reviews will also be discussed.

Objectives:

  • Understand the basics of Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Know what Google looks for in website ranking
  • Discuss the steps needed for effective directory listings
  • Discover how to increase patient loyalty with social media
  • Explain which review sites deserve the most attention
  • Develop a strategy for building positive online reviews

Contact Info: scott@smilesavvy.com

 


 

Scott Childress Hands-on Social Media Strategies that Bring in New Patients and Build Existing Patient Loyalty Arrow_2

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Scott Childress is Director of Internet Marketing at Smile Savvy. An expert in online marketing, Scott directs the management of over 700 social media accounts for pediatric dentists across forty-seven states and six countries. Scott also provides CE lectures on current internet marketing topics to dental schools and prominent dental societies.

Topic: Practice Management
Title: Expanding Social Media Reach for Patient Acquisition and Patient Retention

Description:
Looking at the most popular and effective social media platforms for dentists, this course will uncover tactics for social media that will connect you with patients throughout the year. The instructor will discuss how social media can increase word of mouth recommendations and patient loyalty. Further, attendees will learn about essential social media advertising tools to increase practice reach and kickstart a stagnant online presence. Finally, the instructor will expose the secrets to simplifying the time consuming tasks of social media so dental professionals can focus on the new patients it brings in.

Objectives:

  • Discuss which social media networks are most effective for dental practices
  • Learn engagement tactics for increased patient loyalty
  • Grow new patient numbers through digital "word of mouth"
  • Understand basic social media advertising techniques
  • Implement strategies for simplifying social media management
  • Discover how to track social media ROI

Contact Info: scott@smilesavvy.com

 


 

 

Preventive

Craig Hollander Dentistry for Children, Getting an Early Start Arrow_2

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Dr. Craig Hollander is a board certified pediatric dentist that has been in private practice in St. Louis for over 25 years. He attended dental school at the University of Missouri Kansas City school of Dental Medicine, competed a general practice residency at Miami Children's Hospital, and completed his post graduate residency at the University of Iowa. He is a co-founder of the Missouri Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (MoAPD) and is a past president of the MoAPD and the Greater St. Louis Dental Society. He is a past recipient of the Missouri Dentist of the Year award, and a board examiner for the ABPD. Dr. Hollander is adjunct faculty for two dental schools and one GPR program, and is a fellow of both the American College of Dentists and International College of Dentists.

Topic: Preventive
Title: Dentistry for Children, Getting an Early Start

Description:
Early childhood caries (ECC) is still an important problem for children. Unfortunately, many parents do not learn about caries prevention for their child unless they receive pertinent information from their own private pediatrician or dentist. This presentation will provide information on prenatal oral health counseling, and how to avoid cavity development in children through proper feeding, nutrition, and oral home care habits. Common parental concerns with regard to tooth brushing challenges, teeth grinding and non nutritive sucking will also be discussed.

Objectives:

  • Be able to assess an infant's caries risk
  • Be able to perform an infant knee to knee lap examination
  • Be able to counsel parents of infants and toddlers on proper oral hygiene and eating habits in order to prevent dental disease

Contact Info: craighdds@msn.com

 


 

Roger Lucas More Chocolate, Fewer Crackers: The Fun Biochemistry of Preventing Cavities and How to Make Your Prevention Program More Effective Arrow_2

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Dr. Roger Lucas is a regular contributor on King 5 News and author of the book "More Chocolate, No Cavities". He is the six time winner of Parent Map's "Best Kids Dentist" award in the greater Seattle area. He has been a guest on Howard Farran's "Dentistry Uncensored" podcast and a national speaker on cavity prevention and pediatric dentistry. In addition to loving biochemistry, he is also a retired university mascot.

Topic: Preventive
Title: More Chocolate, Fewer Crackers: The Fun Biochemistry of Preventing Cavities and How to Make Your Prevention Program More Effective

Description:
More Chocolate, Fewer Crackers: The Fun Biochemistry of Preventing Cavities and How to Make Your Prevention Program More Effective Managing the Parent - How to Improve Behavior Management in Children, and Lower Your Everyday Stress Levels.  

Objectives:

  • Describe why dark chocolate is actually better for teeth than crackers based on microbiology principles
  • Describe how bacteria process flour differently than whole grains in relationship to teeth
  • Demonstrate prevention coaching that is more effective, has a higher compliance, and is more fun than traditional approaches

Contact Info: drlucas@kidsdentist.com

 


 

Arwa Owais Medical Management of Dental Caries in Children Using Silver Compounds Arrow_2

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Dr. Owais joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics in 2013 as an associate professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. She served as a faculty member in the preventive dentistry department from 2000-2013 at Jordan University of Science and Technology in Jordan. She was the vice dean of the College of Dentistry at Jordan University of Science and Technology from 2012-2013 and the head of the pediatric dentistry section at King Abdulla Hospital, Jordan, from 2010-2013. Dr. Owais now is the North American Regional Councilor for the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Pediatric Oral Health Research Group. She is the Principal Investigator of three Clinical trials registered at the clinical trials.gov on caries management, two of them investigating the medical management of dental caries using silver products. Dr. Owais is a predoctoral and postdoctoral lecturer and clinical instructor. She also treats private patients at the Center for Development and Disabilities and she is a pediatric dentistry consultant at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Owais is also a Principal Investigator on Establishing a Biorepository in Iowa combining the dental, medical and genetic information at the College of Dentistry in Iowa.

Topic: Preventive
Title: Medical Management of Dental Caries in Children Using Silver Compounds

Description:
The accepted proposal (Medical Management of Dental Caries Using Silver Compounds) will concentrate on educating the dental team on the use of silver compounds (silver nitrate and silver diammine fluoride) in managing dental caries in children. Upon completion of this educational material, the participants will be able to define the principle of medical management of dental caries in children using silver compounds, describe the clinical indications, case selection criteria, clinical protocols, consenting, and follow up procedures to use silver compounds in the management of dental caries. Finally, they will be able to provide scientific evidence to support the appropriate evidence-based clinical recommendations and use of silver compounds in the management of dental caries in children. This teaching opportunity will be consistent with the best available research and the clinical guidelines and recommendations by the AAPD and the scientific literature.

Objectives:

  • Define the principle of medical management of dental caries in children using silver compounds
  • Describe clinical indications, case selection criteria, clinical protocols, consenting, and follow up procedures to use silver compounds in the management of dental caries
  • Provide scientific evidence to support the appropriate evidence-based clinical recommendations and use of silver compounds in the management of dental caries in children

Contact Info: arwa-owais@uiowa.edu

 


 

 

Pulp Therapy

Enrique Bimstein Periodontal Health and Diseases in Children and Adolescents Arrow_2

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Enrique Bimstein graduated as Cirujano Dentista, at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Bimstein completed a fellowship on Pediatric Dentistry at the Faculty of Dentistry - Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem with a specialty on Pediatric Dentistry by the Ministry of Health of the State of Israel. His academic career has occurred in multiple Universities, which included the clinical practice of Pediatric Dentistry, and translational research focused on oral health and infections in pediatric patients. A somewhat unique feature of his clinical and translational research efforts that has led to more than 120 manuscripts published in referred journals and book chapters has been an emphasis on gingival and periodontal disease in children and adolescents, in contrast to the majority of pediatric dentistry studies in either dental caries or developmental biology. This expertise resulted in his role at the Editor-in-Chief of the book "Periodontal and Gingival Health and Diseases. Children Adolescents and Young Adults" (Martin Dunitz Ltd, London United Kingdom). Bimstein has spent research and teaching sabbaticals at several universities in the United States (San Francisco; San Antonio; Boston; Baltimore; Gainesville), and internationally (Dunedin, New Zealand; London, Ontario). These experiences have emphasized the importance of collaborative interdisciplinary research projects to effectively address the health issues of the population. In addition, Bimstein is the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.

Topic: Pulp Therapy
Title: Periodontal Health and Diseases in Children and Adolescents

Description:
Gingival and Periodontal Health and diseases in children and adolescent Pulp therapy of the primary dentition. 

Objectives:

  • Be able to apply evidence based knowledge about the influence of oral growth and development, on the diagnosis and treatment of gingival recession in children
  • Be able to apply evidence based dentistry on the selection of technique and materials utilized for the treatment of vital primary teeth with carious pulp exposures
  • Be able to apply evidence based knowledge on the diagnosis and treatment of aggressive periodontitis in children

Contact Info: ebi223@uky.edu

 


 

 

Restorative

Jung-Wei Chen Zirconia Crown and Evidences of Support Arrow_2

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Dr. Jung-Wei Chen earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1996 at the Taipei Medical University School of Dentistry in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China. She graduated from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 2000, receiving her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and a Master’s Degree in Oral Biology. Dr. Chen taught as an Assistant and then Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston and studied at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Health Information Science, where she earned her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Health Informatics in 2002 and 2007, respectively. She has been a full-time Associate Professor (2008), Professor (2014) and Program Director at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry since 2008. Dr. Chen is a board-certified Diplomat and Board Examiner for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She also served on the Board of Directors, Chair of Continuing Education and as Editor for the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also served as a member of the Council on Scientific Affairs of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Education committee of International Association Pediatric Dentistry. She is a fellow of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Chen is the recipient of several national and international awards, scholarships, and grants. She has published numerous articles and is a nationally and internationally invited speaker. Dr. Chen’s research explores pediatric esthetic crowns, cleft lip and palate treatment options, fluoride, oral manifestations and dental care in HIV-infected children, child temperament related to sedation outcomes, trauma treatment for pediatric patients and periodontal disease in children with Type 2 diabetes, as well as pedagogical concerns such as interdisciplinary teaching approaches in IT course development and web-based education. In addition to her full time academic work, she maintains an extramural pediatric dentistry private practice. Dr. Chen is married and has 2 children. Dr. Chen enjoys meditation, volunteer work, music and ping-pong.

Topic: Restorative
Title: Zirconia Crown and Evidences of Support

Description:
Due to the high demands from the parents in the esthetic of children’s smile, more practitioners are using the zirconia crown in the daily pediatric dentistry practice. However, the prefabricated zirconia crown has very limited scientific evidence support. How to choose the zirconia crown which fit to the need of your practice and how to make sure we can provide the highest quality of treatment for our patient?

In this course, it will provide the literature review and scientific evidence in practicing pediatric zirconia crown.

Objectives:

  • Be able to describe the difference in the features among prefabricated primary zirconia crowns
  • Be able to support their clinical decisions based on scientific evidences of primary zirconia crowns
  • Be able to answer frequently asked questions related to primary zirconia crowns to the parents

Contact Info: jwchen@llu.edu

 


 

Carla Cohn Aesthetic Prefabricated Crowns for Your Pediatric Patient  Arrow_2

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Dr. Carla Cohn graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1991. She then went on to complete a post-graduate internship in Paediatric Dentistry at Health Science Centre Children's Hospital. Her private practice, at Kids Dental, is focused on prevention, the growth and development of a cavity free generation. She holds surgical privileges as a shareholder at Western Surgery Centre - a private, multiservice, surgical clinic. In addition to private practice, she is a clinical instructor, part- time, in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Manitoba for the last twenty plus years. Dr. Cohn is a member of several dental organizations including: Manitoba Dental Association, Manitoba Dental Alumni Association, Canadian Dental Association, Winnipeg Dental Society, Women’s Dental Group, Shapers of Dentistry, Catapult Elite, Dental Team Concepts, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Canadian Dental Institute. She has served on the Dean’s Faculty of Dentistry Advisory Board at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry since it’s inception in 2010. Dr. Cohn is active as a current board member for the Manitoba Dental Association and will be incoming president of the Manitoba Dental association in 2016. She is very active in both attending and teaching continuing education. She has published several clinical articles in both American and Canadian dental journals and she enjoys speaking on all aspects of children’s dentistry for the general practitioner.

Topic: Restorative
Title: Aesthetic Prefabricated Crowns for Your Pediatric Patient

Description:
Full Coverage Pediatric Aesthetic Restorations: Dentists, parents and kids alike are all demanding aesthetic alternatives for their restorative needs. For years, aesthetics has been at the forefront of general dentistry, and now it has arrived into our paediatric practices. Primary teeth should have form as well as function. Kids deserve to have a great smile. This course will address aesthetic full coverage restorations for anterior and posterior primary teeth. Step by step instruction will be provided. You will be set to provide the best full coverage zirconia restorations in your office. 


Objectives:

  • Recognize clinical indications for aesthetic full coverage restorations
  • Understand the clinical implications of the properties of aesthetic full coverage restorative materials
  • Apply appropriate technique for placement of aesthetic full coverage restorations

Contact Info: drcohn@shaw.ca

 


 

Yasmi Crystal Contemporary Care Paths for the Management of Early Childhood Caries  Arrow_2

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Dr. Yasmi Crystal has a DDS degree from Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico (UNITEC), a DMD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and got her Pediatric Dental specialty training from Eastman Dental Center, University of Rochester. She is a Diplomate and an examiner for the written and oral sections of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is founder and senior specialist at Comprehensive Pediatric Dentistry in New Jersey and Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at New York University, College of Dentistry. She is on the Editorial Board of Pediatric Dentistry Journal and a spokesperson and past trustee of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, where she has been active in various councils; presently a consultant for the Council on Scientific Affairs. She is on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry where she is active in their global education programs and Chair of the Scientific Committee. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Latin American Society of Pediatric Dentistry (Revista ALOP) and a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA). Dr Crystal has been president and continuing education director for the NJ Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and is faculty member for the American Society for the Advancement of Anesthesia and Sedation in Dentistry. Dr Crystal is a leader in inter-professional relations. She has worked as active Oral Health consultant, speaker and preceptor for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Is currently an Oral Health consultant for the New Jersey Academy of Pediatrics (DentaQuest access grant), and has been a faculty member for the Family Practice MD program at Somerset Medical Center, NJ. for over 15 years, with her clinical practice being a rotation site for all family practice MD residents. She is a fellow of the American Society for Dental Esthetics, the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. Active in the American Dental Association (Chair of prevention at the council of access, prevention, and inter-professional relations, CAPIR), the International Association for Dental Research (AADR/IADR abstract reviewer and former Counselor for the Pediatric Dentistry Research Scientific Group), on NYU Dean’s research advisory group, and a reviewer and consultant for HSHC/AAPD foundation Access to Care grant program. Doctor Crystal lectures to health care audiences in the US and abroad, and has published several articles in peer reviewed scientific journals. Dr. Crystal is fluent in ENGLISH, SPANISH, ITALIAN and FRENCH.   

Topic: Restorative
Title: Contemporary Care Paths for the Management of Early Childhood Caries

Description:
This presentation will review the risk factors for caries, restorative needs, biological determinants, behavior, familial factors and social determinants of health that impact the outcomes of treatment plan of an individual child.

It will also describe the diverse care paths of treatment that could fit the specific needs of each individual child and his/her family so the clinician will be able to choose and implement the restorative and preventive care path that is most likely to result in long term oral health for the specific child.

Objectives:

  • Evaluate the risk factors for caries, restorative needs, biological determinants, behavior, familiar factors and social determinants of health that will impact the outcomes of treatment plan of that child
  • Become familiar with diverse care paths of treatment to fit the specific needs of each individual child and his/her family
  • Be able to choose and implement the restorative and preventive care path that is most likely to result in long term oral health for the specific child

Contact Info: yasmioc@aol.com

 


 

Yasmi Crystal Contemporary Restorative Techniques That Will Insure Success in Pediatric Dental Practice Arrow_2

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Dr. Yasmi Crystal has a DDS degree from Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico (UNITEC), a DMD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and got her Pediatric Dental specialty training from Eastman Dental Center, University of Rochester. She is a Diplomate and an examiner for the written and oral sections of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is founder and senior specialist at Comprehensive Pediatric Dentistry in New Jersey and Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at New York University, College of Dentistry. She is on the Editorial Board of Pediatric Dentistry Journal and a spokesperson and past trustee of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, where she has been active in various councils; presently a consultant for the Council on Scientific Affairs. She is on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry where she is active in their global education programs and Chair of the Scientific Committee. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Latin American Society of Pediatric Dentistry (Revista ALOP) and a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA). Dr Crystal has been president and continuing education director for the NJ Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and is faculty member for the American Society for the Advancement of Anesthesia and Sedation in Dentistry. Dr Crystal is a leader in inter-professional relations. She has worked as active Oral Health consultant, speaker and preceptor for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Is currently an Oral Health consultant for the New Jersey Academy of Pediatrics (DentaQuest access grant), and has been a faculty member for the Family Practice MD program at Somerset Medical Center, NJ. for over 15 years, with her clinical practice being a rotation site for all family practice MD residents. She is a fellow of the American Society for Dental Esthetics, the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. Active in the American Dental Association (Chair of prevention at the council of access, prevention, and inter-professional relations, CAPIR), the International Association for Dental Research (AADR/IADR abstract reviewer and former Counselor for the Pediatric Dentistry Research Scientific Group), on NYU Dean’s research advisory group, and a reviewer and consultant for HSHC/AAPD foundation Access to Care grant program. Doctor Crystal lectures to health care audiences in the US and abroad, and has published several articles in peer reviewed scientific journals. Dr. Crystal is fluent in ENGLISH, SPANISH, ITALIAN and FRENCH.   

Topic: Restorative
Title: Contemporary Restorative Techniques That Will Insure Success in Pediatric Dental Practice

Description:
This presentation will review the risk factors for caries, restorative needs, biological determinants, behavior, familial factors and social determinants of health that impact the outcomes of treatment plan of an individual child. It will also describe the diverse care paths of treatment that could fit the specific needs of each individual child and his/her family so the clinician will be able to choose and implement the restorative and preventive care path that is most likely to result in long term oral health for the specific child.

Objectives:

  • Review the scientific basis for current restorative techniques and materials that have strong evidence of success
  • Become familiar with the concept of partial caries removal and how to incorporate it into practice with the restorative materials and techniques with proven success
  • Be able to choose and implement the restorative and preventive techniques that are truly minimally invasive and that will insure success and an overall result of improved oral health

Contact Info: yasmioc@aol.com

 


 

Yasmi Crystal Silver Diammine Fluoride Therapy in Pediatric Dental Practice  Arrow_2

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Dr. Yasmi Crystal has a DDS degree from Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico (UNITEC), a DMD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and got her Pediatric Dental specialty training from Eastman Dental Center, University of Rochester. She is a Diplomate and an examiner for the written and oral sections of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is founder and senior specialist at Comprehensive Pediatric Dentistry in New Jersey and Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at New York University, College of Dentistry. She is on the Editorial Board of Pediatric Dentistry Journal and a spokesperson and past trustee of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, where she has been active in various councils; presently a consultant for the Council on Scientific Affairs. She is on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry where she is active in their global education programs and Chair of the Scientific Committee. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Latin American Society of Pediatric Dentistry (Revista ALOP) and a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA). Dr Crystal has been president and continuing education director for the NJ Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and is faculty member for the American Society for the Advancement of Anesthesia and Sedation in Dentistry. Dr Crystal is a leader in inter-professional relations. She has worked as active Oral Health consultant, speaker and preceptor for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Is currently an Oral Health consultant for the New Jersey Academy of Pediatrics (DentaQuest access grant), and has been a faculty member for the Family Practice MD program at Somerset Medical Center, NJ. for over 15 years, with her clinical practice being a rotation site for all family practice MD residents. She is a fellow of the American Society for Dental Esthetics, the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. Active in the American Dental Association (Chair of prevention at the council of access, prevention, and inter-professional relations, CAPIR), the International Association for Dental Research (AADR/IADR abstract reviewer and former Counselor for the Pediatric Dentistry Research Scientific Group), on NYU Dean’s research advisory group, and a reviewer and consultant for HSHC/AAPD foundation Access to Care grant program. Doctor Crystal lectures to health care audiences in the US and abroad, and has published several articles in peer reviewed scientific journals. Dr. Crystal is fluent in ENGLISH, SPANISH, ITALIAN and FRENCH.   

Topic: Restorative
Title: Silver Diammine Fluoride Therapy in Pediatric Dental Practice

Description:

This presentation will describe Silver Diamine Fluoride's content, mechanism of action, indications and limitations. It will review the results from clinical trials where different protocols were used, to establish the rationale for protocols that could be used in private practice settings. Information presented will help clinicians recognize situations where SDF is a helpful tool for caries management, and implement its use and follow-up. It will also list the contents of an adequate informed consent for its use.

Objectives:

  • Describe Silver Diamine Fluoride's content, mechanism of action, indications and limitations
  • Become familiar with the results from clinical trials where different protocols were used, to establish the rationale for protocols that could be used in private practice settings
  • Recognize situations where SDF is a helpful tool for caries management, list the contents of an adequate informed consent for its use, and describe the technique for its application

Contact Info: yasmioc@aol.com

 


 

Jacob Lee From Good to Great in Pediatric Procedures  Arrow_2

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Dr. Jacob Lee received his dental degree and undertook his pediatric dental residency at the University of Toronto. Subsequently, he was a faculty at Loma Linda University, Director of the Graduate Program in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Minnesota, Chairperson of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, and Director of the USC Pediatric Dental Residency Program at Miller Children’s Hospital, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Lee is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and an examiner. As a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, he has served as a member of the Council on Continuing Education, member of the Research Committee, member of the Editorial Board of the AAPD Journal, Currently he is a president-elect of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Lee is a continuing education presenter for national and international dental associations and meetings. Having served as faculty, and researcher for 15 years, Dr. Lee has been engaged in private practice for 14 years.

Topic: Restorative
Title: From Good to Great in Pediatric Procedures

Description:
Treating children can be very challenging. However, with the introduction of new materials and techniques, clinicians have more options in providing optimal care. Dr. Lee will outline simple and efficient restorative procedures, space guidance, and the management of pediatric dental trauma.

Objectives:

  • Match various restorative options with patient needs and desires
  • Avoid the pitfalls in space guidance
  • Diagnose and manage trauma of primary and young permanent teeth

Contact Info: leeway99@hotmail.com

 


 

 

Sedation

Stephen Wilson Oral Sedation for Dental Procedures in Children  Arrow_2

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Dr. Stephen Wilson is currently the Chief Dental Officer of Blue Cloud Pediatric Surgery Centers, a corporation with multi-state ambulatory surgery care holdings, and a consultant in the profession of Pediatric Dentistry and more specifically in the field of child sedation for dental procedures. He is a faculty member, speaker, and consultant of The Institute for Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Wilson is a board-certified pediatric dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He has held the positions of Professor and Chair of Pediatric Dentistry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Denver Children’s Hospital, and Professor at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and Program Director at Columbus (now Nationwide) Children’s Hospital. Dr. Wilson received his dental degree (D.M.D.) and Doctorate in Physiology (Ph.D.) at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. His residency training in Pediatric Dentistry was done at the University of Louisville and Kosair-Children’s Hospital. Dr. Wilson also has a Master’s degree (M.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology that was obtained from Eastern Illinois University.

Dr. Wilson has served as a Director of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and as President of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is the current Director of the AAPD-sponsored contemporary Sedation Course which is presented twice a year. He was awarded "Pediatric Dentistry of the Year" by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in 2007. He has published over 110 papers, has written numerous chapters in textbooks and has published his own textbook on sedation of children entitled "Oral Sedation for Dental Procedures in Children". He has spoken at numerous local, national, and international meetings. Dr. Wilson’s research interests and clinical passion include child behavior in the dental clinic, sedation procedures involving children, and electronic monitoring of physiological systems during sedation.

Topic: Sedation
Title: Oral Sedation for Dental Procedures in Children

Description: Sedation is an aspect of behavior guidance that is often used in managing and guiding some anxious and/or mildly fearful pediatric patients through restorative and exodontia procedures in the dental office. Sedation also is the one process in the field of pediatric dentistry that has the potential of causing adverse events threatening the welfare and life of the pediatric patient. This series of presentations outlines for attendee general information on a scope of subjects associated with safe and responsible sedation of the child dental patient. The overview addresses Academy sedation guidelines emphasizing safety, pharmacology of sedative agents including nitrous oxide and local anesthesia frequently used in pediatric training programs and practices, child behavior and temperament, a rationale for choosing various sedatives and regimens, monitors and monitoring interpretation of patient status pre- intra-, and post-operatively, protocol for procedural continuity aimed at minimizing adverse events and liabilities, basic literature supportive of sedation practice, and prevention and basic management principles for emergencies associated with sedation.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the basic concepts and considerations associated with the safe sedation of the child dental patient in the dental operatory.
  • Outline the rationale for selecting sedative regimens for children with differing dental needs and expressions of behavior.
  • Identify and discuss the appropriate monitors and interpretation of their output for different depths of sedation.
  • Describe the procedural process associated a safe sedation protocol.
  • Describe the options and pharmacology of sedatives used in pediatric dentistry.
  • Outline and discuss different, but common emergencies and their basic management associated with sedation of the child dental patient.

Contact Info: pedosw46@gmail.com

 


 

Bobby Thikkurissy Assessing the Pediatric Airway for Procedural Sedation  Arrow_2

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Bobby Thikkurissy is a Professor and Division Director at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He is also the Director of the residency program. He received his DDS from New York University in 1998, and his Certificate and Masters in Pediatric Dentistry from The Ohio State University in 2003. He served as director of the pre-doctoral program in pediatric dentistry at OSU from 2006-2011, and has served as program director at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital since 2013. He has published in the areas of morbidity associated with dental disease, and procedural sedation. He has served on the ADA Council of Dental Education and Licensure from 2013-2016, and Chair of the AAPD committee on General Anesthesia and Sedation from 2012-2016. He has presented CE courses in over 15 states as well as in China and Serbia. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and serves on the Qualifying Examination Committee and on the Oral Examination.   

Topic: Sedation
Title: Assessing the Pediatric Airway for Procedural Sedation

Description:

This course is intended to combine principles of physical assessment, medical history and risk management into making evidence-based decisions on appropriate children for procedural sedation.

Objectives:

  • Select which children are not appropriate for in office sedation
  • Discuss physiologic and anatomical differences in children that impact use of sedation
  • Understand the guidelines associated with the sedation of pediatric patients
  • Know the principles of protocol in enhancing patient safety during oral sedation
  • Understand Intra-operative room and restorative preparation associated with sedation visits
  • Understand principles of risk management associated with sedation

Contact Info: Sarat.Thikkurissy@cchmc.org

 


 

 

Special Health Care Needs

J.C. Shirley Dentistry for Children with Special Healthcare Needs and Medically Complex Conditions  Arrow_2

Shirley

Dr. Shirley is a pediatric dentist with the Center for Craniofacial Disorders at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He has a hospital-based practice treating children with complex medical conditions and is also in private practice with Alpharetta Children’s Dentistry. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University and a Consultant to the Navy Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, Maryland. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and practiced general dentistry in the US Navy on active duty for three years. He then completed a 3-year residency program in pediatric dentistry at University of Alabama- Birmingham /Children’s Hospital of Alabama and received a Masters of Science degree. Dr. Shirley has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) since 1997 and is Past President of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is also a Diplomate of American Board of Special Care Dentistry (Hospital Dentistry) and in 2004 he was selected for membership in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in Special Needs Dentistry. His current Navy assignment is Commanding Officer, Expeditionary Medical Facility Dallas. He is in the chief executive in command of a 150-bed field hospital consisting of 650 personnel that includes 80 physicians and 220 nurses. This unit has 20 detachments spread throughout the Southwest and is the largest commissioned unit in the Navy Reserves.

Topic: Special Health Care Needs
Title: Dentistry for Children with Special Healthcare Needs and Medically Complex Conditions

Description:
This presentation will provide the dentist the tools needed to thorough and efficiently accomplish a medical history review. Particular focus will be on those children with special healthcare needs and complex medical problems. We will discuss management of conditions such as asthma, seizure disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. We will discuss modification of dental treatment for children with conditions such bleeding disorders, childhood cancer, and cardiac conditions.

Objectives:

  • Understand the important role of the pediatric dentist in the interdisciplinary team based care of children with cleft and craniofacial disorders
  • Understand the important role of the pediatric dentist in the interdisciplinary team based care of children with cleft and craniofacial disorders
  • Properly perform a thorough review of medical history and evaluate children with special healthcare needs and complex medical conditions. Understand the implications of these conditions on dental treatment
  • Identify oral findings and conditions related to various craniofacial syndromes and genetic conditions
  • Provide appropriate evaluation and treatment of children with cleft and craniofacial disorders
  • Modify and adapt a dental practice setting to safely evaluate and treat children with special healthcare needs

Contact Info: jcshirleydmd@gmail.com

 


 

 

Syndromes/Craniofaical Anomalies

Deborah Redford-Badwal Current Approaches to Craniofacial Defects Seen at Craniofacial Teams  Arrow_2

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Dr. Redford-Badwal has been on the faculty of UConn School of Dental Medicine since completing her Ph. D. in Molecular Genetics focused on Osteogenesis/Dentinogenesis Imperfecta, and a Fellowship in Clinical Genetics. She a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and a fellow in the AAPD. Dr. Redford-Badwal is the Director of the satellite Kane Street UConn Pediatric Dental Clinic and is the Dental Team leader for the multidisciplinary Craniofacial Team at Connecticut Children Medical Center in Hartford, CT. She has held the Team Leader role since shortly after its inception at the Childrens Medical Center in 1995. Dr. Redford-Badwal became interested in working with the Craniofacial Team during her Ph. D. when she was studying molecular mutations in OI/DI. She furthered her training in a 3 year Clinical Genetic Fellowship at the UConn School of Medicine. Dr. Redford-Badwal both teaches and treats patients on a full time basis.

Topic: Syndromes/Craniofaical Anomalies
Title: Current Approaches to Craniofacial Defects Seen at Craniofacial Teams

Description:
Most children are born without any significant birth issues. Unfortunately, when a baby is born with a facial difference, for instance a cleft for a craniofacial syndrome, those children need the service of specialized individuals. My intention is to demonstrate why it is imperative for these children and adults to be seen by teams who are specialized in treating individuals with these kinds of anomalies. In addition, the care of a couple of infants from birth to childhood, and the differences in their care, will be shown so that the audience can appreciate the coordinated care that can occur when professionals work together to integrate the child’s treatment.

Objectives:

  • Upon completion, participants will be able to identify the difference between a cleft and a craniofacial team and list at least three members of the teams
  • Upon completion, participants will be able to identify why patients are better treated in a team environment rather than by individual specialists care
  • Properly perform a thorough review of medical history and evaluate children with special healthcare needs and complex medical conditions. Understand the implications of these conditions on dental treatment
  • Upon completion, participants will be able to identify what services and treatment modalities can be used to help children seen at Craniofacial Clinics overcome their complex and various problems

Contact Info: rbadwal@uchc.edu

 


 

J.C. Shirley Oral Health for Children with Cleft Lip / Palate and Craniofacial Disorders  Arrow_2

Shirley

Dr. Shirley is a pediatric dentist with the Center for Craniofacial Disorders at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He has a hospital-based practice treating children with complex medical conditions and is also in private practice with Alpharetta Children’s Dentistry. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University and a Consultant to the Navy Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, Maryland. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and practiced general dentistry in the US Navy on active duty for three years. He then completed a 3-year residency program in pediatric dentistry at University of Alabama- Birmingham /Children’s Hospital of Alabama and received a Masters of Science degree. Dr. Shirley has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) since 1997 and is Past President of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is also a Diplomate of American Board of Special Care Dentistry (Hospital Dentistry) and in 2004 he was selected for membership in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in Special Needs Dentistry. His current Navy assignment is Commanding Officer, Expeditionary Medical Facility Dallas. He is in the chief executive in command of a 150-bed field hospital consisting of 650 personnel that includes 80 physicians and 220 nurses. This unit has 20 detachments spread throughout the Southwest and is the largest commissioned unit in the Navy Reserves.

Topic: Syndromes/Craniofacial Anomalies
Title: Oral Health for Children with Cleft Lip / Palate and Craniofacial Disorders

Description:
This presentation will show the role of the pediatric dentist in a craniofacial team and discuss ways the pediatric dentist in the community can be prepared to provide dental care for children with cleft and craniofacial disorders. Early intervention, anticipatory guidance, and caries management strategies will reviewed. Our over 15 year experience using both Latham appliances and nasoalveolar molding and will be presented. This presentation will also review a technique for obtaining impressions for removable and fixed appliances for infants used at this multi-disciplinary craniofacial center in large children’s hospital system. This presentation should also give more information and tools to recognize common and abnormal oral conditions associated with various craniofacial disorders.

Objectives:

  • Understand the important role of the pediatric dentist in the interdisciplinary team based care of children with cleft and craniofacial disorders
  • Identify oral findings and conditions related to various craniofacial syndromes and genetic conditions
  • Properly perform a thorough review of medical history and evaluate children with special healthcare needs and complex medical conditions. Understand the implications of these conditions on dental treatment
  • Provide appropriate evaluation and treatment of children with cleft and craniofacial disorders

Contact Info: jcshirleydmd@gmail.com

 


 

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