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Scientific Program

Sessions are open to all participants.

January 2011 Volume XLVII Number 1

Wednesday, May 25

8 am – 5 pm
Joint Academic Day
Sponsored by Procter & Gamble
 
The 2011 Joint Academic Day features a combined morning session focusing on availability of federal funding for dentistry. Many educators don’t realize that primary care dentistry now stands as separate program and funding line under Title VII, Section 748. The discussion includes available funding for predoctoral dental education, public health education, advanced education in pediatric dentistry, advanced education in general dentistry and dental hygiene education. The presentation provides information on changes to the funding structure, collaborative grants and criteria used in evaluating grant applications, etc. The presentation also includes where to begin researching types of grants available and how to assemble the application.
 
In the afternoon, The Society of Predoctoral Program Directors convenes with a presentation from Rebecca Van Horn from Proctor and Gamble about continuing education and educational materials available online through P&G for predoctoral students. Additional information on Student Chapters will be provided and there will be a discussion on case submissions for board examinations.
 
The program for the Society of Postdoctoral Program Directors is under development. Please plan your travel to arrive in New York on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, so you may attend this program.
 

Thursday, May 26

9 am – 4:30 pm
The Well Behaved Child: Discipline that Really Works! PD, DT, S
John Rosemond

More parents have problems with discipline than with any other single child rearing issue. For many parents, these problems begin during toddlerhood with tantrums, toilet-training resistance, and defiance, and only get worse. This presentation provides parents with the information and skills they need to begin making significant positive changes in their discipline style and therefore, their children’s behavior.

Rosemond’s three keys to effective discipline are Commanding Communication, Compelling Consequences, and Confirming Consistency. Rosemond describes these as three legs of the disciplinary tripod and emphasizes that weakness in one of the legs will cause the entire structure to wobble, if not collapse altogether. He shows parents, through example, how to communicate so as to nip misbehavior in the proverbial bud and lower the boom on misbehavior that has already grown to mammoth proportion. Finally, he provides parents with a concrete definition of consistency that makes practical sense.

As usual, Rosemond laces this talk with humor, and plenty of it! Parents are sure to leave feeling not only relieved of significant guilt and anxiety, but also inspired, informed, and ready to go home and become calm, self-confident leaders of children. John Rosemond is America’s most popular speaker on parenting issues. His talks are provocative, educational, empowering, and perhaps best of all, entertaining. Rosemond promises that his audiences will laugh a lot.

A family psychologist, Rosemond is careful to point out that the problems besetting modern child rearing are due, in large part, to 40-plus years of generally bad advice from psychologists and other professionals. Because his point-of-view is traditional, Rosemond is a heretic in his field; nonetheless, increasing numbers of professionals are coming to the realization that the post-1950s parenting paradigm isn’t working and beginning to agree with Rosemond’s heresies. Rosemond’s nationally-syndicated parenting column appears weekly in more than 200 papers nationwide, including the Miami Herald, Charlotte Observer, Hartford Courant, Omaha World-Herald, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Raleigh News and Observer, Albuquerque Journal, and Honolulu Advertiser. It is read by an estimated 10 million people.

The author of 12 best-selling books on parenting and family issues, Rosemond is currently in the process of writing four more, including "one that will liberate parents from the psychobabble surrounding toilet training, babble that has transformed something simple and straightforward into something stressful and complicated." Rosemond’s other books include Parenting by The Book, The Well-Behaved Child: Discipline that REALLY Works! (September 2009), The Diseasing of America’s Children, A Family of Value, Because I Said So! and John Rosemond’s NEW Six-Point Plan for Raising Happy, Healthy Children. "All that aside," Rosemond says, with a smile, "my real qualifications are that I have been married to the same wonderful woman, Willie, for 37 years—a rich marriage that has produced two children and six grandchildren, all of whom are well-behaved."

See additional courses and workshops on page 26 for more information. 
 

Keynote Address

Thank You Power: Making the SCIENCE of Gratitude Work for YOU

Deborah Norville
Friday, May 28
7:45 – 9 am
 
What IS Thank You Power?
Thank You Power is the extraordinary force that comes simply from acknowledging the good things in life. Beginning with the regular practice of counting one’s blessings and feeling thankful for them, one can become healthier, happier, smarter, more resilient and even able to undo the negative effects of stress.

Nationally known journalist Deborah Norville brings her reporting skills in Thank You Power to highlight the exciting research proving the life improvements that can stem from the practice of gratitude.

Veteran journalist Norville has been anchor of Inside Edition since March 1995. Ratings jumped 15 percent the week the two-time Emmy award winner joined the series, which is now the nation’s top-rated syndicated newsmagazine.

A best-selling author, Norville’s latest book is "The Power of Respect: Benefit From the Most Forgotten Element of Success" (Oct. 2009, Thomas Nelson) provides a timely explanation of the measurable increases in productivity, creativity, and other benefits that result from respectful behavior. The book follows her New York Times Best Seller, "Thank You Power: Making the SCIENCE of Gratitude Work For YOU" (Oct. 2007, Thomas Nelson). Thank You Power brought together for the first time the growing body of academic research proving the benefits of gratitude.

In 2009, Norville capitalized on her lifelong love of fiber arts with The Deborah Norville Collection, a line of fine yarns for hand knitting and crocheting, found in major craft stores around the country. Her companion book, "Knit With Deborah Norville" features a variety of classic patterns using yarns from her collection.

It is her work in television that’s made Deborah a household name. As anchor of Inside Edition, she has covered a wide variety of stories and events. She broadcast from Washington, D.C. hours after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was in Rome for the funeral of Pope John Paul II, anchored Inside Edition’s coverage of the funeral of President Ronald Reagan and the inauguration of President Barack Obama, and is regularly on the red carpet for Hollywood’s star-studded events including the Oscars and the Emmy Awards. 


Friday, May 27

6:30 – 7:30 am
Breakfast Rounds I PD, DT
Breakfast rounds are the perfect opportunity to enjoy breakfast with a recognized clinician to discuss a topic of contemporary mutual interest. This informal small group setting encourages interaction between the speaker and the attendees. The topics are chosen to provide a diversity of subjects while giving particular attention to areas identified by attendees in the past.
 
BR1 10
Ways to Change a Child’s World Through Advocacy!
Sarat Thikkurissy, D.D.S., M.S.
Advocacy exists on a continuum from local and national activities. This Breakfast Rounds will focus on how practioners and their staff can, through focused actions, become involved in advocacy on many different levels. This active discussion will outline practical programs. Be prepared to talk and be prepared to leave ready to implement strategies!
 
BR2
A Rational Approach to Frenectomies
Rena Kravitz, D.D.S.
I will present an interdisciplinary approach addressing current controversies associated with surgical intervention as a treatment modality in patients with "abnormal" lingual and labial freni. This presentation focuses on the current dental literature, my clinical experience, and includes information that has been recently presented at the NY State Lactation Consultants Conference.I will evaluate the theory that ankyloglossia is a common culprit in many breastfeeding problems.

BR3
A Simplified Emergency Medical Kit
Steven E. Krauss, D.D.S, M.B.A., M.P.H.
We will review the components of a simplified emergency medical kit that the doctor can put together inexpensively. We will demonstrate the use of and review the indications for each component.

BR4
Alternative Concepts for Caries Management at the Individual and Community Level
Travis M. Nelson, D.D.S.
An introduction of new alternatives to traditional preventative and restorative techniques. Preventative chemotherapeutic measures covered will include: xylitol, povidone iodine, and silver diamine fluoride. Conservative management of childhood caries using the Hall Technique will also be addressedincluding history, current literature, and clinical technique. 
 
BR5
Anterior Crossbite Correction Made Easy
Simon JY Lin, D.D.S.
Learn about two simplified, nontechnique- sensitive, low-cost, and efficient techniques for anterior crossbite correction for both primary and young permanent dentition. Case selection, indication, and contraindication will be discussed.

BR6
Are the Pediatricians Referring to You?
Craig S. Hollander, D.D.S., M.S.
Discussion on time tested methods to increase referrals into your office by pediatricians and general dentists; help you increase your visibility within your professional community.

BR7
Autistic Patients...Our Challenge and Our Responsibility
Marvin H. Berman, D.D.S.
The alarming increase in the incidence of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder presents new challenges for the Pediatric Dentist and the support staff. We must not only cope with the child’s behavioral idiosynchrasies but also understand and be supportive of the family dynamics that go far beyond dentistry. Emphasis will be placed on the application of insightful bedside manners along with the healing touch that will enhance successful treatment of the affected child in the dental office.

BR8
Creating Balance in a Professional Life
Gregory L. Psaltis, D.D.S.
In our busy professional lives, it is easy for critical factors for our well-being to get lost. Maintaining a healthy balance of work and personal activities creates a greater sense of happiness and satisfaction. We will explore practical steps toward achieving the balance that is often lost in our professional lives. Specifics about which factors tend to make us happy as well as how to get them will be discussed.
 
BR9
Diagnosis and Treatment of Molar Incisor Hypoplasia
Kavita R. Mathu-Muju, D.M.D., M.P.H
Molar Incisor Hypomineralization (MIH) is a relatively common condition that varies in clinical severity and can result in early loss of the permanent six year molars. The etiology of MIH remains unclear and the diagnosis can be confused with more generalized enamel defects such as those which occur in amelogenesis imperfecta. The management of the condition depends largely on the severity of the enamel defect. Severely affected molars frequently are extremely hypersensitive, prone to rapid caries development and can be difficult to manage in the young patient. This presentation will review the diagnosis and treatment approaches of MIH. 
 
BR10
Early Treatment of Class III Malocclusion in Children
Timothy H. Tam, M.S., D.M.D.
We will discuss early treatment of class III in children as early as 4 years old until teenager year. Application and treatment mechanics will be discussed.

BR11
Lessons Learned
Lisa A. Block, D.D.S.
This presentations consists of lessons learned from various pediatric dentists through the school of "hard knocks". Life is full of people offering tips on the "RIGHT WAY", but the rare chance of learning from other’s wrong turns can be invaluable. Those precious bits of advice are usually the result of someone else’s lesson learned.

BR12
Make You or Break You? Staff Retention and Staff Benefits.
E. LaRee Johnson, D.D.S.
Happy, efficient and dependable staff our essential to a successful practice. This presentation has been designed to address concerns that arise in staffing and explore the arena of staff benefits.

BR13
Orthodontic Consideration on Treatment of Hypoplastic Molars
Young Tze Kuah, D.M.D.
Pediatric dentists often face the difficult problem of restoring hypoplastic first permanent molars.  In some situations, the question is whether to restore or extract. This session describes what happens after extraction, discusses factors that determine the extraction decision (including timing) as well as modern approaches to space management.

BR14
Selective Reduction – When Less is More
Anne C. O’Connell, D.D.S.
This presentation aims to highlight the option of selective reduction as a conservative management technique for teeth with talon cusps, dens evaginatus, macrodont and twinning abnormalities. This technique is especially useful in the mixed dentition stage as an interim measure when other options may not be available. Very often it be the definitive treatment. Extension of pulpal tissue often occurs into the abnormalities and preservation of pulpal vitality is paramount. Case selection criteria,technique and outcomes will be discussed

BR15
The No-Cry Clinic
Sheena Kansal, D.D.S., FRCD(C) and Allan Pike, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Allan Pike and Dr. Sheena Kansal from Portland, Oregon will discuss the techniques used by the dentist and the staff to prevent crying. Concepts such as unconditional empowerment, non-surgical treatment of caries, progressive desensitization, pet-assisted therapy and simple painless operative techniques will be covered.
 
7:45 – 9 am
Keynote Address:
Deborah Norville PD, DT, S

9:00 am – noon
100. The Advancing Stem Cell Technology and Potential Clinical Applications PD
Jeremy J. Mao, D.D.S., Ph.D.
What is tissue engineering? What are stem cells? As dentists, why should we be concerned with tissue engineering and stem cells? How would tissue engineering and stem cells change dental practice? This lecture will discuss the latest in tissue engineering and stem cell research in relation to dental, oral and craniofacial applications. Tissue engineering will, over time, transform dental practice in a magnitude that is far greater than amalgam or dental implants. Metallic alloys, composites and even titanium implants are not permanent solutions. In contrast, tissue engineering will generate native tissue analogs that are compatible with the patient’s own.

Jeremy Mao is currently Professor of Dental Medicine at Columbia University, and Director of the Center for Craniofacial Regeneration at Columbia University Medical Center. Mao is also Zegarelli Endowed Chair at Columbia University, and Senior Associate Dean for Research at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Mao has published over 200 scientific papers, proceedings and book chapters in the area of tissue engineering, stem cells and regenerative medicine. He currently serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals such as Tissue Engineering, Journal of Biomedical Material Research, Biofabrication, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Angle Orthodontics, Journal of Dental Research, Stem Cells & Therapeutics, Journal of Endodontics and Journal of Orthopedic Surgery   and Research, and has served as an Associate Editor of Stem Cells and Development, as well as on the editorial board of Medical Engineering and Physics and Frontiers of Bioscience. Mao is editor of a new book entitled: "Translational Approaches in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine". Dr. Mao is also the editor of upcoming books entitled: "Principles of Craniofacial Growth and Development" and "Bioengineering of Wound Healing". Mao is currently a fellow of American Institute of Biological and Medical Engineers, and received numerous awards for his scientific accomplishment including Yasuda Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research and Whitaker Fellow. Dr. Mao has over 50 patents granted and/ or filed in the areas of stem cells, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, leading to the incorporation of two biotechnology companies.
 
110. Restorative Materials PD
Theodore P. Croll, D.D.S.
We don’t fix children’s teeth like we used to. A historical review of 37 years in practice will document the changes and current status of pediatric restorative dentistry, with emphasis on current dental materials and methods. Emphasis will be placed on "tissue specific tooth repair" in consideration of contemporary adhesive dental restorative materials and the bioengineering concept of biomimesis.
 
By attending this session, participants will be able to:
  • Cite five advantages of using a resinmodified glass-ionomer liner/base for dentin replacement
  • Define the term "stratification repair" pertaining to permanent tooth restoration
  • Describe step-by-step imperceptible restoration of a permanent incisor having a large brown enamel hypoplasia lesion.
Ted Croll is a 1973 graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry. He then served three years as captain and major in the U. S. Army Dental Corps in Hanau, Germany. In 1978, Croll completed pediatric dentistry specialty training at the University of Connecticut, under Dr. Cosmo Castaldi and Dr. James Rule. That year he opened his pediatric dentistry specialty practice in Doylestown, Penn. Croll is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He served on the faculty of University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine for 25 years, resigning as Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry in 2004. Currently, he serves as Adjunctive Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and Affiliate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at University of Washington School of Dentistry (Seattle). Besides his private practice, Croll has been a family man, teacher, writer, inventor, article reviewer, and starting first baseman for the Buckingham Bucks of the Doylestown Over 35-Modified-Fast Pitch Softball League.
 
120. Document Management:
Ten Biggest Risks in the Pediatric Dental Practice PD, DT, S
Kathleen Roman, M.S.
Pediatric dentists recognize that their patients aren’t small adults. Children bring specific vulnerabilities and challenges to the dental environment. A pediatric dentist may establish a long-term relationship with patient and family. Accuracy and availability of the patient’s record are essential since the dentist may not be able to remember aspects of care that may have taken place years before. In addition, the nature of pediatric dentistry may extend by many years the period of liability exposure. For these reasons, it is important that pediatric dentists and their staffs, utilize records management procedures – either electronic or paper formatted – that ensure consistency in the way that records are updated and maintained over time.
 
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:
  • Explain the importance of a formalized document management plan in the pediatric dental practice
  • Summarize the extended liability risk for pediatric healthcare providers
  • Outline the elements of a document maintenance program
  • Utilize an internal audit process to identify and address document management risks.
Clinical Risk Management Education Leader Kathleen M. Roman, oversees risk management and quality improvement education for 70,000 physicians and dentists. She has authored hundreds of risk management articles, and has designed numerous continuing education products and services for healthcare professionals. Roman is a nationally-respected speaker on quality improvement and risk. She is editor of Protector, the nation’s oldest risk management newsletter for the health care professions. She also writes and edits risk management content for the company’s award-winning website at http://www.medpro.com. Roman holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in healthcare risk management. She serves on the American Dental Association’s ad hoc insurance advisory committee and is a past president and current provider of risk management content for the Indiana Society of Healthcare Risk Management. She is also a member of the American Medical Writers Association.
 
130. Coding and Billing Workshop PD,DT
Paul A. Reggiardo, D.D.S.
Mary E. Essling
Chair of the AAPD Council on Dental Benefit Programs Paul Reggiardo and AAPD Dental Benefits Manager Mary Essling will lead this fun-filled, informative seminar. The coding workshop covers all of the CDT 2011/2012 additions, revisions and deletions that pertain to pediatric dentists and general dentists who see children. In addition, the course offers advice for submitting efficient and clean claims, medical claims submissions, cross-coding dental procedures to medical procedures and diagnosis codes, developing meaningful narratives, Medicaid policies on reimbursement issues and tips for appealing claim denials.
 
140. Miniclinics I PD, DT
Miniclinics are designed to provide current information relevant to your practice in a fast-paced format. Each topic covers a substantive area followed by five minutes of question and answer.

9 – 9:45 AM
Performance Management of the Office Team
Steven E. Krauss, D.D.S, M.B.A., M.P.H.
Performance management is the process of ensuring that organizational strategic goals are consistently being met effectively and efficiently. We will discuss methods of monitoring and managing staff behavior and activities to minimize expense while maximizing performance, productivity, and profit (the three Ps of success).

9:45 – 10:30 AM
Clinical Tips for Successful Placement of the Bonded Resin Composite Strip Crown
Ari Kupietzky, D.D.S.
The bonded resin deposit composite strip crown is perhaps the most esthetic of all the restorations available to the clinician for the treatment of severely decayed primary incisors. However, strip crowns are also the most technique sensitive and may be difficult to place. The purpose of this presentation is to share with you, the clinician, some simple clinical tips that I have found helpful over the years of private practice and have assisted me in achieving an esthetic and satisfactory outcome. The uniqueness of this presentation is its use of clinical cases with long-term follow-up. Case presentations will illustrate the concepts being taught.

10:30 – 11:15 AM
Etch, Bleach, Seal Technique: Alternative or Adjunct to Microabrasion
John T. Wright, D.D.S.
The managment of discolored anterior teeth should be predicated on the type and severity of the enamel malformation. The success of bleaching, abrasion or restoration will depend on the depth, size and character of the defect. This presentation presents a onservative technique for bleaching and sealing yellow brown discolorations of permanent teeth. The approach often provides excellent results without invasive restorative approaches and has good longevity without restaining. In more severe cases it can serve as an adjunt to microabrasion or restorative approaches to decrease tooth discoloration prior to restoration and to increase the bond strength and enhance restoration retention.
 
11:15 AM – noon
New High Tech Gizzmos That Every Pediatric Dental Office Needs to Increase Efficiency and Productivity
Timothy R. Fagan, D.D.S.
Change is constant. Everyday new items are introduced to the market place....including the technology that we use in Pediatric Dentistry. This presentation will review the ever-changing landscape of high tech devices in the field of dentistry and what will impact your pediatric practice in the next 5 years. Every 3-4 minutes of this presentation will introduce you to a "hot" item that will help you to improve efficiency and productivity in your pedo office. Topics to be covered include: creating the paperless dental practice through cloud computing, soft tissue lasers, new diagnostic
tools, digital impressions and CAD-CAM uses in pedo, and creating the most impact for your dollar on the internet and social media.

9 am – 5 pm
PALS Recertification
See additional workshops on page 26 for more information.

1 – 3 pm
190. New Dentist Program: Building Your Practice and Giving Back to the Community PD, S
Warren Brill, D.D.S. and Roger Sanger, D.D.S.
This interactive session presents the fundamentals of setting up your dental practice and emphasizes the importance of giving back to the community and how to do so. The beginning focuses around starting a dental practice and provides insight on the following steps: determining a practice location; building the necessary team; financing; office design and equipment selection; office systems; marketing; hiring the right staff and opening the doors for the first patients. After establishing your practice, the second half of this session stresses the importance of giving back to the profession and to help meet the needs of the under served population of patients. How do you get involved? This session also discusses how to balance a successful business and continue to treat the under served population. What community health organization or opportunities are available? Are there any incentive programs that will allow professionals to treat Medicaid patients in their private practice?
 
1 – 5 pm
150. Myth Busters: You Don’t Have to be a Special Dentist to Treat Children with Special Needs!
Marcio A. da Fonseca, D.D.S., M.S.
The idea that children with special health care needs can only be treated by specially-trained pediatric dentists in a hospital setting is a myth, leading to more barriers for access to care for this population. Most of these patients can and should be treated in a private practice setting in their own communities. This course will review oral-systemic health connections and principles of safe delivery of dental and oral care for pediatric patients with a complex health history that all practitioners can use in their everyday practice. A review and update on antibiotic prophylaxis, new uses for old medications, implanted medical devices and selected diseases/conditions will be presented.
 
After this presentation, attendees will be able to discuss:
  • Some oral-systemic health connections in children with special health care needs
  • New applications for medications that have been on the market for a long time
  • Antibiotic prophylaxis in pediatric dentistry
  • Implanted medical devices and their effect on the delivery of dental care
  • Safe delivery of dental and oral care for children with complex medical histories.
Marcio A. da Fonseca received his dental degree at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil, in 1987. He went on to the University of Minnesota for his Master of Science degree and certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, followed by a fellowship at the Denver Children’s Hospital. In 1994-95, he did an Oral Medicine fellowship at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle working exclusively with hematopoietic stem cell transplant children. He was clinical
assistant professor and director of undergraduate pediatric dentistry at the University of California, San Francisco (1995-97). At the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1997 to 2005), he directed the pediatric dental service at the University Medical Center. He was director of inpatient dental care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and clinical professor at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry until August 2010 when he became the Law-Lewis Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and program director at the University of Washington in Seattle. His main research and clinical interest is oral-systemic health interactions in children and oral/dental care for medically compromised pediatric patients. He is also interested in the effects of poverty in oral health. He has authored many papers and book chapters and is currently co-editing a textbook on clinical cases in pediatric dentistry to be published next year.

160. Restorative Materials PD
Dan Nathanson, D.D.S.

170. Advocacy Forum. Medicaid:
Practical Issues for the Pediatric Dental Practice; Examining the Litigation Option; Making Administrative Improvements PD
Invited Faculty: TBA
Medicaid dental programs remain the backbone of access to care for underserved children, despite a history of low provider reimbursement and administrative problems. It is even more critical now given the new health care reform law which greatly expands Medicaid eligibility. The Advocacy Forum explores practical issues for pediatric dental practices serving a significant percentage of Medicaid/CHIP patients while balancing the overall payer mix, examines pros and cons of Medicaid dental lawsuits (featuring an update from the pending case in Florida), and highlights several state innovations in Medicaid dental administration.

180. Practice Management: Under the
Big Top: The Chaos of the Pediatric
Dental Circus PD, DT, S
Ann Bynum, D.D.S.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, ever feel like your office is a three ring circus? From clowns and dog and pony shows, to a ring master that’s the head of it all; Does this sound like your practice? This course will, in a whimsical entertaining way, educate and encourage all performers to:
 
  • Balance life and work like walking the tight rope
  • Master the new patient phone call like taming a ferocious lion
  • Identify the key performers in the circus
  • Keep the crowds coming and the big top full
  • Learn how to make your circus a crowd pleaser for generations to come
  • Create new acts for your circus, its performers, and your guests
  • Support fellow performers during their show-stopping acts
  • Ensure that your circus is the "Greatest Show on Earth"!
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. Bynum moved to Greenville, S.C., in 1997 and opened her practice in Simpsonville. She has three children of her own and understands and appreciates the art of pediatric dentistry and parenting! Bynum is a Diplomate of the ABPD, a member of the SSPD, the AAPD, and the ADA. She has lectured and written numerous articles on customer service, marketing, 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, triathlons, and travelling. She recently can add to her list that she is a cancer survivor and an Ironman triathlon!
 

Saturday, May 28

8 am – 4 pm
PALS Recertification
See additional workshops on page 26 for more information.
 
8:30 am – 5 pm
Evidence-Based Training Workshop
See additional workshops on page 26 for more information.
 
8:30 – 11:30 am
200. Fraud & Embezzlement in the Dental Office PD, S
Allen Schiff, CPA

You are invited to an eye-opening experience regarding the possibility of fraud in your dental practice. Current statistics
show that one out of every six dentists will be or have been a victim of fraud or embezzlement during their career! Therefore, this course is as timely as it gets! Due to the delicate subject matter, you may decide not to bring your staff. We look forward to seeing you there! Your spouse is welcome to attend!
 
After this presentation, attendees will be able to:
  • Locate areas of weakness within their practice management software, that will allow the perpetrator within your dental practice to become your silent partner
  • Locate areas of weakness within your dental practice, where your current internal accounting controls have failed you
  • Increase their awareness of potential fraud occurring in four areas within your dental practice. 1) billing , collections and patient adjustments; 2) accounts payable and cash disbursements; 3) payroll; and 4) computer fraud
Allen M. Schiff is a founding member of the Academy of Dental CPAs (http://www.adcpa.org). He practices in Maryland, covering the Mid-Atlantic region for the ADCPA. Besides being a CPA, Schiff is a CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) and has many years experience in investigating white collar crime and frauds committed in dental offices.

210. Not Your Daddy’s Orthodontics PD
John W. Graham, D.D.S., M.D.
Modern technology and innovative treatment concepts have revolutionized the orthodontic specialty, making todays modern orthodontist an even more valuable member of the pediatric dental team than ever before. Topics will include in-office cone beam CT scan use and evaluation, and how this valuable diagnostic tool not only impacts diagnosis and
treatment planning, but also dramatically helps improve patient and referral communication. The use of orthodontic miniscrews to achieve orthodontic outcomes never before possible, including miniscrew and pontic combinations for the temporary replacement of missing incisors in growing individuals. An introduction to passive self-ligation orthodontic techniques which are drastically improving esthetics and decreasing the need for extractions in many cases. Many clinical cases will be shown highlighting the above treatment modalities in a fast-paced and entertaining presentation.

After this presentation, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand how modern technology has greatly improved orthodontic treatment options including decreased extractions, expanders, headgear treatment, and need for orthognathic surgery
  • Describe the benefits and indications for the replacement of missing incisors in growing individuals with miniscrews and pontics
  • Appreciate the diagnostic advantages of cone beam CT scans in the orthodontic patient.
John Graham received his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University. He received his dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas, and then received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. After medical school, Graham completed an internship in general surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital followed by training in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Following his surgical training, Graham received his certificate in orthodontics from the University of Rochester/Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, N.Y. Graham lectures worldwide to both doctors and orthodontic staff on the most advanced orthodontic treatment philosophies available. Graham has co-authored several orthodontic textbook chapters, and has written many professional journal articles. Graham holds faculty appointments as an Adjunct Associate Professor for Clinical Orthodontics - University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dentistry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Graham is a contributing editor for the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, and is a past-president of the Arizona State Orthodontic Association.
 
220. GSRA Presentations
 
230. String of Pearls PD, DT

Always popular, the format of this session allows a wide variety of ideas and concepts to be strung together in a brief amount of time. The informal atmosphere of the presentation encourages idea sharing and all who wish to contribute are encouraged to do so. The following people are presenting their pearls of wisdom with us at this year’s meeting.
 
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
The Simplified Class Two Compomer Restoration

Joseph P. O’Donnell, D.D.S.

This PowerPoint presentation highlights several clinical tips to simplify placement of one of the most common restorations provided by pediatric dentists. Topics included: bur selection, breaking tight contacts, matrix and wedge placement, bonding agents, choice of restorative material and use of a new instrument designed to enhance condensation of restorative materials to the gingival floor.
 
8:45 – 9 AM
Glass Ionomer Strip Crowns for Treatment of Early Childhood Caries

Travis M. Nelson, D.D.S.

ITR treatment is used judiciously in children with Early Childhood Caries to provide a restoration that will last until the child can cooperate for definitive treatment or until the tooth naturally exfoliates. Because of favorable anatomy, treatment of the pits and fissures of the molar teeth using ITR technique can be reasonably successful; however it can be quite difficult to provide a lasting ITR restoration in affected anterior teeth. To address this problem, I have started placing ITR restorations using a novel approach: the glass ionomer strip crown. I have before and after photographs of 9 cases treated using this technique-with successful follow-up of 6-9 months. To date there have been no restoration failures. I am very pleased with the results of this treatment, and parents have been extremely happy to avoid sedation and general anesthesia procedures.

9 – 9:15 AM
The Dilemma of Unerupted Mesiodens

Jorge M. Rabat, D.D.S.

Diagnosis of dental anomalies is essential in determining appropriate treatment for each patient. Mesiodentes are the most frequent supernumerary teeth and may alter the path of eruption of the adjacent permanent incisors. Clinical and radiographic examination are necessary for diagnosis of the number, direction and location of mesiodentes and their possible effects on adjacent teeth. This presentation will review the AAPD guidelines in the diagnosis, assessment and management of mesiodens in children. The importance of clinical and radiographic examination, location of the mesiodens in surgical and non-surgical treatment options will be discussed. Unerupted mesiodens can cause formation of dentigerous cysts, complete ossification of the pericoronal space with resorption of the crown of the mesiodentes, and retention and malposition of the adjacent permanent incisors.

9:15 – 9:30 AM
Chairside Anticipatory Guidance Using the Apple iPad®

Jeffrey M. Karp, D.M.D

The Apple iPad® was released to market in April 2010. Since that time, its use for leisure, education, and personal productivity has been well publicized. Its use in healthcare delivery is less well published. This iPad user will discuss his experiences to date using it chairside when educating families about early childhood caries. Specific iPad applications that support its use in anticipatory guidance will be discussed.

9:30 – 9:45 AM
Full Mouth Dental Rehabilitation: Time Saving Techniques
Patrice B. Wunsch, D.D.S.

This is a brief description of how to complete full mouth dental rehabilitation under general anesthesia in a timely manner without sacrificing quality of care. Presentation will cover all the necessary steps to include taking diagnostic radiographs, full arch rubber dam placement and techniques for successful stainless steel and composite strip crowns.

9:45 – 10 AM
Treatment Modalities for Primary Anterior Teeth: An Evidence Based Approach

Fouad S. Salama, D.D.S.

Restorations of primary anterior teeth are very challenging. A variety of intra-coronal and full-coronal restorations are available for restoring primary anterior teeth. Knowledge of the specific strengths, weakness, and properties of each material and restorative modality will enhance the clinician’s ability to make the best choice of selection for each individual situation. This presentation will discuss each restorative modality and its distinct advantages and disadvantages as well as the clinical conditions of placement which may be a strong determining factor as to which modality is utilized. In addition, operator preferences, esthetic demands by parents,
the age of the child, cost of treatment and moisture and hemorrhage control which are all variables affecting the decision and ultimate outcome of the restorative treatment will be discussed.

10 – 10:15 AM
Intranasal Sedation in the Pediatric Patient

Sarat Thikkurissy, D.D.S., M.S.

The use of the the intranasal route for delivery of pediatric medications has increased over the past decade. Currently, sedatives, analgesics and seizure control medications may be delivered nasally. This presentation will provide a background, rationale, and protocol for the use of intranasal medications for sedation of the pediatric patient.

10:15 – 10:30 AM
Shot in the Dark

Jeff Marks, D.D.S.

The anatomical principles of local anesthesia will be discussed as well as fun techniques for delivering a pain-free injection. You should give this course a shot!

10:30 – 10:45 AM
Pre-Eruptive Intracoronal Radiolucencies

Anne C. O’Connell, D.D.S.

This presentation introduces pre-eruptive intracoronal radiolucencies. It highlights the diagnosis and presentation of this condition. Managment options will be discussed and the phenomenon highlighted using real cases.

10:45 – 11 AM
Open Source Office Management Solutions: How to Go Paperless Without Breaking the Bank

Attaie Attaie, D.D.S.

There are many choices when it comes to choosing practice management software and other business tools. There is now a wide range of choices that can allow for an office to operate in a paperless environment quite economically. Solutions available range from basic business software to practice management and voice over IP that can dramatically reduce cost and provide more effective tools for better practice management. These options such as Open-Dental, Google Enterprise and VOIP are briefly explored with practical solutions that can help better run the office.

11 – 11:15 AM
Restoring Teeth with Enamel Hypoplasia: the Dos and Don’ts

E. LaRee Johnson, D.D.S.

Teeth with enamel hypoplasia often present restorative challenges to clinicians. This presentation illustrates reasons for restorative successes and failures via case presentations.

240. Miniclinics II PD, DT, S

8:30 – 9:15 AM
Endodontic Treatment for Primary Teeth, "Revisited"

Ashraf Y. Al Hosainy

According to AAPD, root canal treatment is indicated in primary teeth with irreversible pulpitis or necrosis. For a variety of reasons however, there is still some reluctance among many clinicians to perform such treatment. Also, much less attention has been given to the area of nonvital pulp therapy for primary teeth than that for vital pulp therapy. The objective of the presentation will be revisiting endodontic treatment for primary teeth and, based on the current scientific evidence, presenting a simple approach for root canal treatment combining sound biologic principles with the state of the art dental technology, thus making the technique more predictable, efficient and practical. The combined use of an electronic apex locator and rotary NiTi root canal instruments may make a big difference in pediatric endodontics. This and the concept of single visit treatment should make life easier for the clinician, child and parent. Many cases will be presented with a detailed description of the technique. There will also be an emphasis on micro-computed tomography as a valuable tool for endodontic research and the 3D study of root canal anatomy, especially in primary teeth.

9:15 – 10 AM
Nano-Ionomer Restorations for the Pediatric Dental Patient: A New Generation

Constance M. Killian, D.M.D.

The nano-ionomer is the latest generation of resin-modified glass-ionomer cements, a class of restorative materials that have shown their reliability and durability in various applications in pediatric dental patients. The nano-ionomer has improved properties that make it an especially effective alternative for restoring primary and permanent teeth. This presentation will describe the the properties of the nano-ionomer,its indications for use, and the technique of application. Clinical cases will be presented to demonstrate the variety of indications for this material.

10 – 10:45 AM
Legitimate Early Orthodontics for the Pediatric Dentist

Wavel L. Wells, D.D.S.

A review of clinical cases that encompass a full range of possible early orthodontic procedures that can and should be provided by pediatric dentists. Topics within the presentation would include the following: space maintenance in difficult situations, lingual arch and modifications, quadhelix, bonded expander, distalization appliances (ectopic molars), fixed appliances for anterior x bite correction, reverse pull facemask and the developing class 3 patient. Also comments on dental lab services with particular emphasis on early care.

10:45 – 11:30 AM
Dental Diode Lasers: Research and Clinical Applications

Mark L. Cannon, D.D.S.

Pulpotomy therapy is one of the most important treatment techniques necessary to maintain and preserve the dentition.Laser treatment of pulpal tissue is rapidly becoming commonplace as the diode laser units are now extremely economical and found in many dental offices.All of the diode laser units have a pulpotomy setting, but the rationale for these settings is unclear.This presentation discusses the current research, including animal studies performed at UNESP (Aracatuba, Brazil) and Northwestern University (Chicago, Ill.). In addition, the clinical techniques and applications of the diode lasers will be presented. scientific program

18 January 2011
 
1 – 5 pm

250. 3rd Molar Panel
Discussion PD, DT

260. Integrating Infant Oral Health into Your Clinical Practice: Challenges and Practical Solutions PD, DT, S
Moderator: Jessica Lee, D.D.S., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Faculty:
Jessica Lee, D.D.S., M.P.H.,
Ph.D., Francisco Ramos-Gomez, D.D.S.,
Rocio Quinonez, D.M.D.,
Anne Wilson, D.D.S.,
Man Wai Ng, D.D.S.,
Robert Elliott, D.M.D., and Julie Molina, D.D.S.

It has been 25 years since the adoption of the AAPD Infant Oral Health policies and guidelines. With the increase in call for the establishment of a dental home by age 1, more and more pediatric dentists and their staff are seeing infants and toddlers in their practices. This course will describe the scientific rationale and for early dental visits, review professional guidelines and provide pediatric dentists and their staff practical tools and methods for integrating an infant oral program in their practices. After this presentation, attendees will be able to:
  • Provide an scientific rationale for early dental visits
  • Familiarize participants with the current professional policies and guidelines regarding infant oral health
  • Provide pediatric dentists and their staff practical tools and methods for integrating an infant oral program in their practices
Jessica Y. Lee is an Associate Professor and currently on the faculty of both the Departments of Pediatric Dentistry in the School of Dentistry and Health Policy and Management in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also serves as the Director of the School of Dentistry’s Health Services Research Program. She is currently the Chair for the AAPD Council on Scientific Affairs and also serves as a consultant to numerous other AAPD councils including, the Council on Governmental Affairs, Council on Dental Benefit Programs, and the Council on Postdoctoral Education. Lee received her M.P.H. and D.D.S. degrees from Columbia University and her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was also a NIDCR National Research Service Award recipient and Post-doc fellow at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. She is board certified Pediatric Dentist and an active member of the medical staff at UNC Hospitals and practices in the Dental Faculty Practice in the School of Dentistry. She has over 100 peer-reviewed manuscript and abstracts and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Public Health Dentistry and Dental Traumatology. She is involved in teaching, clinical practice and research and maintains several research grants from HRSA, NIH and AHRQ.
 
Francisco J. Ramos-Gomez is currently a full professor in the Section of Pediatric Dentistry, at the University of California, Los Angeles; he has also served as UCLA program Director and the Director of Pediatric Services at the Family Dental Center at San Francisco General Hospital and has pioneered protocols in early detection and prevention of Early Childhood Caries (ECC). Ramos-Gomez was awarded the specialty and an M.S. degree in Pediatric Dentistry from Tufts University School of Dentistry in 1988; he earned his M.P.H. in 1990 from the Harvard University School of Public Health, Department of Policy & Management. In 1992, he was certified in Dental Epidemiology and Dental Public Health from the University of California, San Francisco. He is a Diplomate of the ABPD and former member of the Executive Board of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry. Currently, Ramos- Gomez is a team member and Researcher on the NIDCR/UCSF-CAN-DO-Center to Reduce Oral Health Disparities in Children; Board member of the AAPD Government Council, Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Council; the Oral Health Action Coalition (OHAC); and, the Dental Health Foundation; and Fellow of the American College of Dentistry (FACD). He also served as the National HeadStart Oral health Consultant for Region 12 and is Past President of the Hispanic Dental Association.
 
Rocio Quinonez earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology/Zoology in 1992 and her Doctorate of Medical Dentistry in 1996 from the University of Manitoba. She earned her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, Master’s of Science, and Masters in Public Health and Administration at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Quinonez proceeded to complete a NIH Fellowship in Oral and Systemic Diseases. Her academic and research interest include the interphase between medicine and dentistry, perinatal and infant oral health, and economic analyses related to children’s oral health. Quinonez returned to full-time academics in the summer of 2006 and is currently the Director of the Pediatric Dentistry Pre-Doctoral Program, the Baby Oral Health Program and the Pediatric Dental Faculty Practice at UNC- Chapel Hill.
 
Anne Wilson is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Colorado Denver School of Dental Medicine. She is based at The Children’s Hospital in Aurora, Colorado and Director of Predoctoral Education in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. Wilson is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and active in peer review for journals in pediatric dentistry and dental education and an examiner for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She serves on the Council on Scientific Affairs and Editorial Board for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a State Leader for the Head Start Dental Home Initiative and an oral health consultant for Head Start and involved in studies evaluating implementation of motivational interviewing for Head Start staff to promote children’s oral health. Wilson is a co-investigator for the Centers for Research to Reduce Disparities in Oral Health and involved in studies investigating use of motivational interviewing for Native American mothers and caregivers to reduce early childhood caries. She is also a co-investigator in multidisciplinary research with the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes and The University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.
 
Man Wai Ng is Chief of the Department of Dentistry at the Children’s Hospital Boston and Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology (Pediatric Dentistry) at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Ng received her DDS degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and her MPH degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed residency training in Pediatric Dentistry at Children’s Hospital Boston. Currently, she serves as consultant to the Commission on Dental Accreditation and the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is on the editorial board of Pediatric Dentistry and is member of the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
 
Robert Elliott is from Louisville, Ky., where he graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. His pediatric dental residency was completed at the UNC School of Dentistry and UNC Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill. Elliott is a Diplomate of the ABPD and remains affiliated with both the UNC and University of Louisville Schools of Dentistry as an Adjunct Clinical Professor. Elliott lectures throughout the year to other dentists, dental team members and residents. In his free time, he has developed and launched his own pediatric dental consulting business, PedoSpringboard, Inc. (http://www.pedospringboard. com) to help residents and pediatric dentists successfully start their own practice. He has been in private practice for 13 years in Cary, N.C.
 
Julie Molina is a native of the small eastern N.C. town of Aurora. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill dental school in 2005 where she also completed her residency program in pediatric dentistry in 2008. She won several awards for her research on "Root Fracture Diagnosis in Children and Adolescents" and her findings were published in the Journal of Dental Traumatology. Her research also won her a 2006-2007 OMNII Award and a first place finish in graduate student competition in the Sod’s 2007 Table Clinic Competition. She presented her findings at the 2007 IADR meeting in New Orleans and AAPD Annual Session in San Antonio. Molina is a 2008 Graduate Student Research Award Finalist as well. Molina has been in private practice with Dr. Robert Elliott since 2008 in Cary, N.C.
 
270. Adolescence Restorative PD, DT
Keith Progebin, D.D.S.

In the practice of restorative dentistry today it is impossible to practice optimum patient care without the use of dental implants. Many times the roots of adult treatment start with the adolescent patient. This presentation will address the needs of the adolescent patient and their impact on future treatment. We will explore immediate restorative options and the ultimate final solution to tooth loss – State of the art esthetic integration of dental implants. A predictable stepwise approach will be illustrated for longevity. After this presentation, attendees will be able to discuss:
  • Etiology of tooth loss, both for adolescentand adult
  • Restorative options for treatment
  • Staging treatment overtime
  • Long term follow up of patients
  • Predictable esthetic outcomes in Implant dentistry.
A 1987 graduate of Baltimore College of Dental Surgery and in 1988, Keith Progebin accepted a general practice residency program at Booth Memorial Hospital, New York. In 1990 he entered a post graduate program in Prosthodontics and received his certification in prosthetics at New York University School of Dentistry. Progebin is a member of the American College of Prosthetics, Alpha Omega, Academy of Osseointegration, Academy of
General Dentistry, American Dental Association and the District of Columbia Dental Society. He is past president of Maimonides Dental Society and is Co-President of the Renaissance Study Club. Progebin has lectured extensively on restorative dentistry and implant prosthetics. He maintains a private practice in Washington, D.C. with a strong emphasis in implants, esthetics and reconstructive dentistry.

280. AAP Section on Pediatric Dentistry and Oral Health: State of the Art in Medical Imaging
PD Allan G. Farman, B.D.S., Ph.D., M.B.A., D.SC & Caroline Hollingswroth, M.D.


Sunday, May 29


7 – 8 AM
Breakfast Rounds II PD, DT

BR16
10 Ways to Change a Child’s World Through Advocacy!
Sarat Thikkurissy, D.D.S., M.S.

Advocacy exists on a continuum from local and national activities. This Breakfast Rounds will focus on how practioners and their staff can, through focused actions, become involved in advocacy on many different levels. This active discussion will outline practical programs. Be prepared to talk and be prepared to leave ready to implement strategies!

BR17
A Rational Approach to Frenectomies
Rena Kravitz, D.D.S.

I will present an interdiciplinary approach addressing current controversies associated with surgical intervention as a treatment modality in patients with "abnormal" lingual and labial freni. This presentation will focus on the current dental literature, my clinical experience, and will include information that has been recently presented at the NY State Lactation Consultants Conference.

BR18
A Simplified Emergency Medical Kit
Steven E. Krauss, D.D.S, M.B.A., M.P.H.

We will review the components of a simplified emergency medical kit that the doctor can put together inexpensively. We will demonstrate the use of and review the indications for each component.

BR19
Anterior Crossbite Correction Made Easy
Simon JY. Lin, D.D.S.

Learn about two simplified, nontechnique-sensitive, low-cost, and efficient techniques for anterior crossbite correction for both primary and young permanent dentition. Case selection, indication, and contraindication will be discussed.

BR20
Are the Pediatricians Referring to You?
Craig S. Hollander, D.D.S., M.S.

Discussion on time tested methods to increase referrals into your office by pediatricians and general dentists; help you increase your visibility within your professional community.

BR21
Diagnosis and Treatment of Molar Incisor Hypoplasia
Kavita R. Mathu-Muju, D.M.D., M.P.H

Molar Incisor Hypomineralization (MIH) is a relatively common condition that varies in clinical severity and can result in early loss of the permanent six year molars. The etiology of MIH remains unclear and the diagnosis can be confused with more generalized enamel defects such as those which occur in amelogenesis imperfecta. The management of the condition depends largely on the severity of the enamel defect. Severely affected molars frequently are extremely hypersensitive, prone to rapid caries development and can be difficult to manage in the young patient. This presentation will review the diagnosis and treatment approaches of MIH.

BR22 Early Treatment of Class III Malocclusion in Children
Timothy H. Tam, M.S., D.M.D.

We will discuss early treatment of class III in children as early as 4 years old until teenager year. Application and treatment mechanic will be discussed.

BR23
Hanging Your Single Shingle: Starting Your Own Practice
Robert D. Elliott, D.M.D.
 
Tools and manuals to facilitate a successful start of one’s own private practice.

BR24
How Can We Recognize a Welldesigned Study When Reading an Article
Ana Lucia Seminario, D.D.S.

With the actual load of information available, recognizing when a study has been well-designed and executed is of high importance for our professional development and update. During this meeting, discussion on research methods and basic tips for easy distinction of evidence-based literature will be provided.

BR25
Icon® Non-surgical Restorations
Richard S. Chaet, D.D.S.

The discussion will cover Icon® restorations. Our office has been using this product for two years with excellent results. Our two year results will be discussed as well as all the clinical decision making and technique for proper use of the product.

BR26
Lessons Learned
Lisa A. Block, D.D.S.

This presentations consists of lessons learned from various pediatric dentists through the school of "hard knocks". Life is full of people offering tips on the "RIGHT WAY", but the rare chance of learning from other’s wrong turns can be invaluable. Those precious bits of advice are usually the result of someone else’s lesson learned.

BR27
Make You or Break You? Staff Retention and Staff Benefits.
E. LaRee Johnson, D.D.S.

Happy, efficient and dependable staff our essential to a successful practice. This presentation has been designed to address concerns that arise in staffing and explore the arena of staff benefits.

BR28
Minimally Invasive Dentistry
Fouad S. Salama, D.D.S.

Treating dental caries as an infectious disease and early recognition and intervention are critical. This presentation will outline concepts and components of how to prevent and even reverse early lesions using modified sugars, fluoride, and new salivary diagnostics and replacement therapies, rather than traditional surgical techniques. The latest topical agents in caries prevention including probiotics, slowreleasing devices, ozone therapyand cavity-fighting herbal lollipop
will be discussed. Discussion of advances in minimally invasive dentistry available for restoring primary teeth and an evidence-based overview of essential tool and practical approaches to providing quality minimally invasive dentistry for the pediatric patients will be presented.

BR29
Orthodontic Consideration on Treatment of Hypoplastic Molars
Young Tze Kuah, D.M.D.

Pediatric dentists often face the difficult problem of restoring hypoplastic first permanent molars. In some situations, the question is whether to restore or extract. This session describes what happens after extraction, discusses factors that determine the extraction decision (including timing) as well as modern approaches to space management.

BR30
Selective Reduction – When Less is More
Anne C. O’Connell, D.D.S.

This presentation aims to highlight the option of selective reduction as a conservative management technique for teeth with talon cusps, dens evaginatus, macrodont and twinning abnormalities. This technique is especially useful in the mixed dentition stage as an interim measure when other options may not be available. Very often it be the definitive treatment. Extension of pulpal tissue often occurs into the abnormalities and preservation of pulpal vitality is paramount. Case selection criteia,technique and outcomes will be discussed

BR31
The No-Cry Clinic
Sheena Kansal, D.D.S., FRCD(C) and Allan Pike, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Allan Pike and Dr. Sheena Kansal from Portland, Ore., will discuss the techniques used by the dentist and the staff to prevent crying. Concepts such as unconditional empowerment, non-surgical treatment of caries, progressive desensitization, pet assisted therapy and simple painless operative techniques will be covered.

BR32
Toothful Tales, A Fun and Effective Approach to Convincing Patients to Limit Acid Exposures
Jeanette Flannery Courtad, D.D.S.

With rising obesity rates in the news, and dental products warning consumers about the erosive potential of healthy foods, how can we better educate our patients and their caregivers about acid exposures. Discussion will focus on effective ways to engage patients of different age groups in order to encourage behavioral change and acceptance of preventive treatment recommendations. Tasty, acid-neutralizing samples, many containing Xylitol, will be available for participants to try after their morning, "Acid Exposure" Round.

8:30 – 11:30 am

300. Infection Control: That Thing You Do. Why You Do It?

John Molinari, Ph.D.

This seminar will discuss the most current infection control regulations and recommendations for dentistry. The most current CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dentistry, along with the recent updates and accumulated data regarding health care risks, vaccinations, and preventive measures, will serve as frameworks for this presentation. The most recent evidence-based information also will be discussed to address certain issues where perceptions and misuse of infection control procedures and products are in conflict with scientific and clinical knowledge. Thus, a major goal of this presentation is to help dental professionals increase their understanding of the why as well as the what of infection control practices. After this presentation, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the most current infection control recommendations for dentistry as reinforcement for clinicians of an effective, practical infection control program
  • Understand the routine application of various infection control practices and protocols based on accumulated scienceand clinical-based evidence and regulatory requirements
  • Comprehend the variety of acceptable product choices for accomplishing infection control goals in a dental facility.
John Molinari is currently Director of Infection Control for The Dental Advisor in Ann Arbor, Mich. Previously, he served for 32 years at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Director of Infection Control. He has published over 350 scientific articles, text chapters, and abstracts In the areas of Microbiology and immunology, and lectures nationally and internationally on topics dealing with infectious diseases and infection control. Molinari is also co-author of the test Cottone’s Practical Infection Control in Dentistry, with the 3rd edition published in 2009. He continues serving as a consultant for the DCE, ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, Council on Dental Practice, and hospitals in the Detroit area in the areas of infectious disease and infection control. Molinari also was Chairman of the State of Michigan Governor’s Risk Reduction and AIDS Policy Commission. He was the Infection Control section editor for the Journal of the American Dental Association and contributed a monthly column for Dental Economics. He is currently a member of the Michigan Board of Dentistry. In recognition of his efforts, Molinari was inducted as an honorary member of the Michigan Dental Association, the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists, and is a 2009 recipient of the ADA Golden Apple Award. scientific program

22 January 2011

8:30 AM – 5 PM

310. Sedation Symposium PD, DT

Steve Wilson, D.D.S., Steve Ganzberg, D.M.D., M.S., & John Nathan, D.D.S.

Stephen Wilson is a Professor and Director of the Division of Dentistry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Wilson received his dental degree (D.M.D.) and Doctorate in Physiology (Ph.D.) at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky. His residency training in Pediatric Dentistry was done at the University of Louisville and Kosair-Children’s Hospital. Wilson also has a Master’s degree (M.A.) in Psychology that, along with his Bachelor of Science (B.S.), was obtained from Eastern Illinois University. Wilson is a board-certified pediatric dentist and a Diplomate of the ABPD. He has served as a Director of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and as President of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (2003-2004). He is the current Director of the AAPD-sponsored sedation course which is presented twice a year. Wilson has been a consultant to the Federal Drug Administration (on sedation), the National Institutes of Health, and the Ohio and Colorado Dental Boards. He has published over 100 papers and spoken at numerous local, national and international meetings. Wilson’s research interests include child behavior in the dental clinic, conscious sedation for children, and electronic monitoring during sedation.

9:30 – 11:30 am
General Assembly and Awards Recognition PD, DT, S

Join your colleagues and the AAPD leadership to honor the important research initiatives that have been conducted over the past year through the grants provided by Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC), along with the General Assembly business meeting.

1 – 5 PM

320. Vaccine Recommendations for Health Care Professionals: Science, Success, and Misperceptions PD
Steve Ganzberg, D.M.D., M.S., John Nathan, D.D.S., & John Molinari, Ph.D.

This seminar will consider vaccination as an effective public health infection control approach for protection of both the general population and health care professionals. Emphasis will focus on the most recent updated information pertaining to vaccines used in the prevention of adult infectious disease, especially those with increased occupational health care risks. Discussion concerning recent public health vaccine recommendations, such as those targeting shingles, human papilloma viruses (HPV), and meningococcal infection, will also be included. The rationale and classification of available vaccines and emerging technologies will be discussed in order to provide participants appropriate scientific and clinical evidence, which can be useful when considering the necessity for their own protection, as well as protection of the general public and individuals diagnosed with immune compromising conditions and diseases. In addition, important information will be presented concerning certain public misperceptions against vaccines which threaten their documented global success against many preventable infectious diseases.

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