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AAPD CE Courses

March 2012 Volume XLVIII Number 2

Spring/Fall 2012

The AAPD invites you to attend the upcoming continuing education courses designed to help improve your practice. Register online now at and to view the individual course brochures. For questions regarding registration, please contact Meetings and Education Associate Abbie Burrows at For more information regarding the courses, please contact Manager of Meetings Services Kristi Turcheck at

AAPD is an ADA Cerp Recognized Provider ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Contemporary Practice Management for the Pediatric Dentist

March 23 - 24, 2012
Intercontinental Tampa Hotel, Tampa, Fla.

The full course schedule is now available on our website at

This new practice management course is designed by pediatric dentists for pediatric dentists. Whether you are a new pediatric dentist, operate an established practice or are a key staff member, this two-day course will be packed with essential information. Topics to be discussed include becoming an associate or partner, hiring an associate or partner and buying or selling a practice. Learn how to build and manage a team that shares your practice vision while delivering stellar customer service in a competitive marketplace.

Nationally prominent speakers and a panel of pediatric dentists will interact to bring you the most up to date information. Audience participation with invited speakers and panelists will be encouraged to foster a unique learning environment.

Invited Speakers


Roger K. Hill, M.S.A., A.S.A. Oshmi Dulta
Brandon S. Collier, J.D., LL.M. Gila Dorostkar
Ann Bynum, D.D.S. Robert Delarosa
Robert D. Elliott, D.M.D., M.S. John Ficarelli

This course is approved for 14 hours of continuing education.



Oral Clinical Examination Review Course

September 6, 2012
Westin, Denver, Colo.

If you’re serious about becoming a diplomate, this course could make the difference.

Presented by leading educators and clinicians, this course focuses on preparing the candidate to succeed in the oral portion of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry examination.

Participants will have the opportunity to be part of numerous mock examinations and will learn skills to deliver an impressive performance. Learn about the various domains contained in the board examination, successful test taking techniques and how to be prepared for this type of high-stakes clinical examination. Additionally, participants will learn how to organize, remember and present pediatric dentistry information and literature.

At the conclusion of the course, participants will have gained a better understanding of how to prepare for the exam including:

  • Topical areas of the exam

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Guidelines

  • The examination process

  • Suggested readings for exam preparation

  • How cases are designed and graded

This course is approved for 7 continuing education credits.



Comprehensive Review of Pediatric Dentistry

September 7-9, 2012
Westin, Denver, Colo.

This highly acclaimed course provides a comprehensive review of pediatric dentistry. It may be helpful to AAPD members in their preparation for the ABPD examinations.

The Comprehensive Review course will provide you with an expansive, contemporary and in-depth summary of pediatric dentistry. Topics to be discussed include growth and development, oral pathology, providing care for special needs patients, trauma, behavior management and pulp therapy.

Expert clinicians presenting this course utilize a lecture format to review the subjects included in the board examinations. Participation in this course does not guarantee successful completion of board exams.

The curriculum is also designed to serve as a comprehensive and in-depth review of pediatric dentistry to those attendees looking for a refresher.

Invited Spe akers
Kevin J. Donly, D.D.S., Catherine M. Flaitz, D.D.S., M.S., Constance M.
Killian, D.M.D., and Andrew L. Sonis, D.M.D.

This course is approved for 22 continuing education credits.



Dental Assistant’s Course: Sedative and Medical Emergencies in the Pediatric Dental Office

October 26, 2012
The Drake Hotel, Chicago, Ill.

This one-day course is specially designed for the pediatric dental assistant to enhance their knowledge and understanding of sedation emergencies and other emergent medical conditions in the office. An introduction to oral sedatives and using nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation will be included. Participants will learn how to organize and prepare the office for an organized response to a medical emergency and how to assist in the management of medical and sedation emergencies.

This course is approved for 7 continuing education credits.



Contemporary Sedation of Children for the Dental Practice: Enteral and Parenteral Techniques

October 26-28, 2012
The Drake Hotel, Chicago, Ill.

The sedation course is intended for pediatric dentists who have had training in sedation techniques during their graduate or residency training programs. Although the course involves a series of lectures on key topics associated with sedation (e.g. monitoring of the patient), materials are provided that include a narrative on issues such as child personality and selection of drugs and a reference list.

The course is consistent with the ADA’s Guidelines on Teaching Pain Control and Sedation to Dentists and Dental Students in a Continuing Education Program. The level of the course, according to the ADA’s Guidelines, Part II, Definitions, Education Courses, is that of a survey course and does not offer direct, clinical patient management.

This course is approved for 19 continuing education credits.



Contemporary Management of Traumatic Injuries to the Permanent Dentition

Joint Session of the AAPD and American Association of Endodontists

November 8-10, 2012
Westin Kierland, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Preservation of the natural dentition has always been the ultimate goal in dentistry. Traumatic injuries often result in damage to developing permanent teeth that compromises the long-term prognosis and presents unique treatment challenges to the clinician. Treatment generally necessitates emergent and follow-up care that is often multi-disciplinary.

Contemporary research has led to scientific advances that provide a better understanding of new treatment modalities that enhance the prognosis of teeth with traumatic injuries. Technologic developments have improved diagnostic and therapeutic techniques that include apical barriers, revascularization/regeneration, ridge preservation, de-coronation, orthodontic extrusion, and root fortification. These treatment approaches have proven to highly beneficial for patients with dental trauma.

This course is approved for 13 continuing education credits.