May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


Saturday, May 25

January 2013 Volume XLVIX Number 1

 7 – 8 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.


These are ticketed events; please indicate your preference during registration.

BR1. 10 Ways to Advocate for Childrens Oral Health Homa Amini, D.D.S., M.P.H., M.S. and Kara M. Morris, D.D.S., M.S.

 Advocacy exists on a continuum from local to national activities. This session will focus on how practitioners and staff can become involved through focused actions 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. 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 and help you increase your visibility within your professional community.


BR3. Beyond the Blue Recycling Bin

Gila C. Dorostkar, D.D.S


BR4. Bleaching in Children and Adolescents

Samah Omar, B.D.S., D.D.S., M.S.D.

Parents of children and adolescents request information on dental bleaching with increasing frequency. Bleaching was performed in children as young as 4 years old, however, systemic and local effects have not been studied. We will discuss risks, benefits, indications for children, alternatives, and AAPD guidelines.



BR6. Diagnosis and Treatment for Anterior Cross Bite in Mixed Dentition

Elsa Alfonzo-Echeverri, D.D.S.

The correction of anterior cross bite is a very significant event in the life of a pre-adolescent. A detailed description of diagnosis, techniques and appliances will be discussed, and advantages and disadvantages of each approach will be evaluated.


BR7. Gaming, Texting, Internet Surfing, Drilling, and Filling Elizabeth Shick, D.D.S., M.P.H.

This presentation will review the current trends and guidelines for media use among U.S. children. We will discuss the harmful effects excessive media use has on children, including higher rates of dental caries. We will discuss the role of the dentist in counseling patients and caregivers about media use.


BR8. Hanging Your Single Shingle Starting Your Own Private Practice

Robert D. Elliott, D.M.D., M.S.

Strategies and handouts on starting a solo private practice will be discussed. Attendees will receive a "cookbook" manual that sequences the events and suggests a timeline when putting everything together to open an office. Topics covered range from initial concept to the end of your first year of practice.

BR9. How Should We Define Good Clinical Pediatric Pain Practice for Pediatric Procedure Pain?

Dennis P. Nutter, D.D.S.

How much pain we choose to permit children to experience during needle or restorative procedures is reflective of our ideas about what good, clinical pediatric pain practice means. Starting from a definition of pain, and working through iatrogenic clinician factors that hinder our ability to assess and quantify pain behavior. Nutter will lead a discussion among participants about how pediatric dentists should define good clinical pain practice in a procedural setting. The appropriate use of restraints will be discussed.


BR10. In-Office Management of the Combative Patient with Special Health Needs

Timothy B. Followell, D.M.D., M.S.

The purpose of this breakfast round is to discuss the clinical management of patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who are minimally able to cooperate and physically imposing. Access to the operating room is often limited due to geographical and financial barriers, extent of treatment required, and desires of the guardian. This discussion focus on practical tips and suggestions for dentists who are interested in treating patients with special needs in-office.


BR11. Lesion Sterilization and Tissue Repair

Kimberly Kay Patterson, D.D.S., M.S.

Lesion Sterilization and Tissue Repair (LSTR) therapy uses a combination of three antibacterials applied directly to infected dentinal and pulpal tissues

of primary teeth or immature permanent teeth. The applications for LSTR include non-extraction of pulpally involved primary teeth and revascularization of necrotic immature permanent teeth.

BR12. Magic 101 for the Pediatric Dentist

Ben Taylor, D.D.S.

This course will review the basics of using magic in the pediatric dental practice for marketing, developing patient rapport, and just having fun. Discussion will include magic as a performance art, types of effects, and magic organizations. Some simple effects will be taught that can be brought back to the practice immediately. Taylor will explain his use of magic in his practice and how it has progressed over the years.


BR13. Managing a Dental Practice for Fun and Profit

Scott D. Goodman, D.D.S., M.S.

Would you like your practice day to be fun and stress free? Would you like your staff to manage the practice instead of you trying to put out fires? Learn basic business principles to share with your staff to create an environment that promotes growth and development.


BR14. Orthodontic Extrusion with the Modified Essex Appliance

Janice A. Townsend, D.D.S.

Orthodontic extrusion of the compromised tooth can present difficulties in a patient with malocclusion. This presentation will demonstrate how a modified Essex appliance can be used to extrude a single tooth with no reciprocal movement.

Indications, advantages, and disadvantages of this technique will be discussed.BR15. Practice Management Software Best Solutions for Your Practice

Oshmi Dutta, B.D.S., D.D.S., M.S., F.R.C.D.(c)

Practice management software forms the backbone for any contemporary paper free practice. With the numerous choices in the marketplace, the decision can be confusing at best. This presentation will provide a simple decision tree when deciding which application to consider in a new or an existing practice.


BR16. Sedation A Practical Protocol for Patient Selection and Management

Jeffrey O. Young, D.D.S.

Presentation and discussion of a screening form to assist in selection of patients for treatment with oral sedation. Review and discussion of a day of sedation checklist utilized to prepare, dispense, administer, treat, and recover patients at sedation appointments.


BR17. Sedation Management of the Unmanageable Child

Henna DeSimone, D.D.S., Meredith Blitz, D.D.S.

The relative merits of different management approaches, anesthetic techniques and drug regimens will be debated by a pediatric dentist / dental anesthesiologist and an oral and

maxillofacial surgeon. Each presenter will bring her perspective to the controversial issues surrounding the safe and appropriate management of uncooperative children.

BR18. Seeing the Light-Introduction and Use of Lasers in Pediatric Residency Programs

Linda Murzyn-Dantzer, D.M.D.

Ideas for incorporating laser training into a pediatric dental residency curriculum will be presented. Also, we will discuss how this can benefit the training program and future practice opportunities.


BR19. The Impact of the Infant Oral Health Care on the Future Care of Pediatric Patients

Leda R.F. Mugayar, D.D.S., M.S

Early prevention and education are one of the most important topics nowadays in pediatric dentistry; how it has been re-establishing the role of the pediatric dentist as health care provider has been a major matter of discussion, as well the impact of it on patient care.

BR20. Toothful Tales, Creative and Concise Discussions About Diet that Can Help Improve Your Patients’ Oral and Systemic Health

Jeanette Flannery Courtad, D.D.S.

By creating a concise, dietary analysis form that can be reviewed and discussed in under three minutes, patients can be made aware of how their food and drink choices, along with snacking habits, affect their oral and systemic health. High-impact visual aids and take-home materials will be presented.8:30 am – 5 pm


Evidence-Based Training Workshop

See additional workshops on page 30 for more information.


8:30 11:30 am


200. 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 years meeting.


8:30 – 8:45 am


Infant Laser Frenectomy, Create Happy New Moms and Healthy Babies

Rishita Jaju, D.M.D.

This course presents a novel technique and application of lasers in pediatric dentistry. Abnormal infant frenum attachments make nursing an unpleasant experience. Laser technology can be used to positively influence the quality of life by relieving these obstacles and help create healthy babies and happy new moms.


8:45 – 9 am


Autism: What Does "1 in 88" Really Mean?

Timothy B. Followell, D.M.D., M.S.

The CDC recently estimated the prevalence of autism as 1 in 88 children. The increase in autism over the past decade cannot be explained by a pure increase in the number of individuals with the disorder. This presentation will address the epidemiological, societal, and diagnostic factors contributing to the increase in the prevalence of autism. It will also address the implications of the increase in autism on the modern pediatric dental practice.


9 – 9:15 am

Intranasal Sedation: The Old and the New, A Brief Review

Christopher Heard, M.D.

A review of the advantages and disadvantages of this sedation method. A look at indications for this method as well as differ ent methods of administration. A brief review of the different sedation medications (especially some new novel applications and indications) that may be used as well as potential side effects.


9:15 – 9:30 am


Preserving Pulpal Vitality and the Dentin Hybrid Layerthe New Mission of Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry Mark L. Cannon, D.D.S., M.S.

Recent developments in resin technology have propelled the introduction of hydrophilic resins for the evolution of therapeutic dental products. These resins allow for the addition of bioactive dental components in order to positively influence the pulpal health. One such innovative product is marketed as TheraCal LC . This has now also evolved into TheraCal DC, a dual cured resin based dicalcium silicate. Besides being very pulpally kind by preserving cell vitality, dentin bridge formation is encouraged, and resorptive processes are hindered. In addition, the dentin hybrid layer is preserved.


9:30 – 9:45 am


Recommendations for the Early Diagnosis and Successful Treatment of Localized Aggressive Periodontitis in Children

Hiba Al-Kassab, D.D.S.


The purpose of this presentation is to share with pediatric dentists often at the forefront of treating the population at greatest risk for LAP recommendations based on recent findings from our long-term clinical study regarding diagnosis, status, prognosis, and successful treatment options for LAP patients. Clinical cases from the research study will be shared, including clinical photos and radiographs in order to better illustrate the points presented.


9:45 – 10 am


Reliable Impression Technique for Presurgical Appliances for Infants with Cleft Lip and Palate

JC Shirley, D.M.D., M.S.


This presentation will review a reliable technique that has been used for impressions for appliances for infants used at a large craniofacial center in a childrens hospital system for the past 15 years. Photos and short video will be used. Common issues such as patient

selection, impression material, tray selection/fabrication, and preparation of emergencies will be reviewed.


10 – 10:15 am


App Design and Development for the Pediatric Practice

Robert V. Johnson, D.M.D., M.S.


With proliferation of smartphones and tablets comes the importance of apps. Todays parents desire quick access to apps for necessary information. We will discuss app design, development, feasibility, maintenance, team/data inclusion and return on investment. Emerging opportunities are possible for the pediatric dentist desiring a driving app presence.

10:15 – 10:30 am

Form Follows Function... OMFT Approach

Kirk Kollmann, D.M.D.

In this world of beautiful smiles, much of our growth and development is self-inflicted in nature. What happens during early childhood affects the shape our mouths. Lets look at what we can do to help minimize these negative effects and teach new parents a better way.


10:30 – 10:45 am

Implementing a Pediatric

Dental Call Group The Joys and Relief!

Robert D. Elliott, D.M.D., M.S.

Legally as pediatric dentists we are responsible for our patients after office hours, on weekends and during holidays. This presentation will demonstrate how 23 pediatric dentists formed a call group and successfully made it work for 12 years. We enjoy being on call only TWO WEEKENDS a year!


10:45 11 am

You Learn What You Live

"Who Is The Mama?"

Kaneta R. Lott, D.D.S.

"My child won’t let me brush his teeth." "My child won’t go to bed without the sippy cup." "I have to put a cup beside her bed because she gets hungry during the night." Pediatric dentists and staff ask, "Who Is The Mama?" Children act out the lessons that they live and parents reinforce that behavior. The roles reverse and child trains the parent. This course will teach dentists and staff ways to address these issues including eating habits, hygiene and sippy cup usage.


11 – 11:15 am

DVI Free Public Dental Clinic with Private Care

Roy M. Petel, B.Med.Sc., D.M.D.

DVI clinic in Jerusalem treats underprivileged children between the ages 4-20 at no cost, with dental volunteers coming from 34 countries. The clinic routinely provides dental care but most importantly integrates the children in a special oral health education program: a public clinic with highest standards of care.

11:15 11:30 am

An All-in-one Distal Shoe and Band and Loop; Save Your Patient Time and Money

Craig S. Hollander, D.D.S., M.S.

A distal shoe usually needs to be replaced with a band and loop space maintainer once the permanent molar erupts. This all-in-one appliance allows the dentist to keep the current appliance in place without having to fabricate a new one once the distal shoe is ready to be removed.

210. 5 Star Customer Service     PD, DT, S

Betsy Wheat Liberto

Want to get ahead of your competition? Developing a successful customer service system can be the key to attracting more internal and external generated patients and keeping them happy. This program will identify the five key areas that can help your team build greater personal skill and confidence in delivering superior customer service.

Course objectives are:

  • Identify customer service excellence
  • Identify the blocks to giving good service
  • Identify skills needed to do the job well
  • Identify what the patients and parents are really saying
  • Develop effective language to deal with conflict situations
  • Create excellent rapport with parents, patients and referrals.

Betsy Wheat Liberto is a motivational management and business consultant providing customized consulting services and train ing programs for the dental profession. Straightforward, direct, and with a solid reputation for cutting to the bottom line, she has assisted hundreds of dentists throughout the United States in implementing effective management strategies, establishing shortand long-range business goals, and developing effective action plans. With over 20 years experience in dental practice consulting, Betsy provides tremendous resources in specialized quality training that will take your practice to the next level. Betsy encourages your team to reach maximum efficiency and productivity with innovative, on-site sessions tailored to the individual needs of YOUR practice. With your customized management program and a specific action plan, her on-site training will provide quick and effective results.

220. NuSmile Graduate Student Research Awards (GSRA) and 3M ESPE Preventive Pediatric Dentistry Post Doctoral Research Fellowship Presentations PD

The NuSmile GSRA award recipients present their research and answer questions. The 3M ESPE research fellows present their yearlong research and answer questions on their study.


9 am – 3 pm

PALS Recertification

See additional workshops on page 30 for more information.

1 – 4 pm


250. Mini Clinics I        PD, DT

Mini clinics 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.


1 – 1:45 pm


Caries Crisis Management: All Things Considered

Theodore P. Croll, D.D.S.

Definitive treatment for carious teeth sometimes needs to be delayed. Treatment decisions can be affected by a childs dental development, severity of caries infections, parents’ attitudes, scheduling, finances, and patient behavior. This presentation offers methods for a dentist to end a childs "caries crisis" with all things considered.


1:45 – 2:30 pm

Lesion Sterilization and Tissue Repair (LSTR) Therapy

Kimberly Kay Patterson, D.D.S., M.S.

Lesion Sterilization and Tissue Repair (LSTR) therapy uses a combination of three antibacterials applied directly to infected dentinal and pulpal tissues of primary teeth or immature permanent teeth. The applications for LSTR include non-extraction of pulpally involved primary teeth and revascularization of necrotic immature permanent teeth.


2:30 PM 3:15 PM

Pediatric Oral Pathology: Its in Your Practice

Elizabeth A. Kutcipal, D.D.S.

Pediatric patients are not immune to oral pathology. Young patients can commonly have benign intraoral lesions, and less commonly malignant disease. These anomalies are often recognized by pediatric dentists and general dentists. This presentation discusses common and uncommon pathologic lesions in the pediatric population.

3:15 – 4 pm

Using Primary Teeth for

Anchorage in Mixed Dentition Orthodontic Treatment Cameron K. Mashouf, D.D.S., M.S.; Kayhan L. Mashouf, D.M.D., M.S.D.

Despite the controversy surrounding the optimal timing of orthodontic treatment, there is considerable interest in mixed dentition orthodontics. Despite such interest, there has been minimal progress in the development of appliances and techniques capable of delivering efficient tooth movements. The authors present technically useful methods to increase the efficiency of appliances in correction of crowding, open bite, deep bite and anterior cross bite malocclusions.

260. Clinical Applications of Lasers for Infants, Tots and Teens PD Lawrence A. Kotlow, D.D.S.; Fred Margolis, D.D.S., F.I.C.D., F.A.C.D., M.A.L.D.

This course will introduce the pediatric dentist to the exciting world of laser dentistry. This course will be taught by two pediatric dentists that are Masters in Laser Dentistry. They will share their knowledge on lasers and discuss laser safety, laser physics, soft and hard tissue procedures and infant laser surgery.

A multi-media approach will be used by the presenters. An overview of the history and physics of laser dentistry; the use of the erbium laser for hard and soft tissue dentistry including cavity preparations, pulp treatments, well as many soft tissue procedures. The use of soft tissue lasers for soft tissue surgery including gingivectomies, operculectomies, exposures, etc. will be illustrated by the speakers. The sessions will include: the diagnosis and treatment of the lingual and maxillary frena and breastfeeding on newborns and infants, excision of mucoceles, fibromas, and hard-tissue laser surgery on teeth and bone. The soft tissue surgery lecture will include gingivectomies, esthetic recontouring, operculectomies, and surgical exposures.

There is a hands-on workshop on Sunday morning so that you can learn by doing. Instructors will be available to guide you through these procedures on pigs’ jaws and extracted teeth. Both erbium and diode lasers will be available for your use. Any attendee who registers for the hands-on workshop must attend this didactic lecture.

Dr. Lawrence Kotlow graduated from SUNY Buffalo, Dental School in 1972. He received his pediatric dental training at the Childrens Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1974 and completed his board certification in 1980. He has achieved life-time member in the ADA, the AAPD and the American Board of Pediatrics. Kotlow has written over 30 articles concerning pediatric dentistry and laser dentistry. He has contributed chapters in pediatric dentistry and lasers to three text books. He has advanced proficiency in the use of the Erbium: YAG laser and Standard proficiency certification from the Academy of Laser Dentistry. He has achieved Mastership level at the ALD. He is one of 23 recognized standard proficiency course providers from the ALD. Kotlow has lectured on the use of lasers and treating breastfeeding problems in infants with lingual and labial lip ties at the Academy of Laser Dentistry annual meetings; New York State WIC convention in 2012; Edmonton, Canada; Hadassah and Tel Aviv Medical Centers in Israel; Genoa, Italy; La Leche League in Paris, France; as well as International Society of Pediatric Dentistry meeting in Sydney, Australia; and Lasers and Dentistry in Taiwan.

Dr. Fred Margolis received his B.S. and D.D.S. from The Ohio State University and his certificate in pediatric dentistry from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. Margolis is a Clinical Instructor at Loyola Universitys Oral Health Center and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. He is a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists, Academy of Dentistry International, and the Odontographic Society. He is the immediate past-International Editor of the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. He has received a Mastership in laser dentistry from both the World Clinical Laser Institute and the Academy of Laser Dentistry. Margolis is director of the Institute for Advanced Dental Education and has lectured both nationally and internationally. He has been a consultant to the ADAs Council on Dental Practice and an ADA Seminar Series Lecturer. He is very proud of the Distinguished Member of 2005 awarded by the Illinois State Dental Society and the Humanitarian Award from the AGD in 2011. He was recently selected by Dentistry Today Journal as a "top clinician in continuing education for 2011." He has had many articles published in both lay and professional journals. Fred is the authorof Beautiful Smiles for Special People, a course manual for working with disabled patients. He is co-author of "Pediatric Laser Dentistry," which is published by Quintessence. Margolis is in full-time private practice of pediatric dentistry in Buffalo Grove, Ill.

270. Teamwork: It Makes Your Dental Dream Work!       PD, DT, S Rosemary Bray

What a challenge it is to build a close knit, cohesive team from a mere group of individuals! And what a great difference there is between the two.

How do we find the right people? How do we encourage spirit, commitment, and motivation? How do we continue growth and results? What makes those top teams seem to tick? How does having a good team lead to the practices success? How does it affect the patients, their response to us, and their cooperation? What is doctors role on the team and her affect on the moralethe tone and productivity of the practice? Teamwork can work! It can create higher productivity, greater self-esteem, enhanced appreciation, improved communication, and more fun on the job! We will discuss the principles of being great and the characteristics of highly effective teams as determined by a survey of quality, accomplished dental teams (all specialties included). Are you the team player or the team slayer? The difference is vast and most offices have both present on any given day. Such an important topic and such a valuable lecture filled and with common what-ifs, simple how-tos, and practical dos and don’ts! Lets learn together and, hopefully, we can all improve together, because Together Each Achieves More!

Rosemary Bray spent more than 30 years employed in the dental profession, both in clinical and administrative roles, with experience in general dentistry, periodontics and her last 18 years in orthodontics all in San Diego. She left her quality fun orthodontic practice in late 1998 to begin her self-employment as a speaker and consultant in orthodontics and dentistry and she proudly celebrates her 43rd anniversary in teeth! She has lectured around the world nationally and internationally, on every continent except Antarctica, on behalf of the AAO, several orthodontic companies, numerous state and local dental societies, ortho and dental study groups and for her own workshops and seminars. She was very honored to have been the staff program chair for the AAO Annual Session in Chicago in 2011 and has been an AAO speaker for 18 consecutive years. She has spoken at many prestigious dental meetings as well, including the Hinman, Chicago Mid-Winter, Star of the North and of the South, Yankee, the ADA and now, the AAPD. Teeth have taken her around the world to teach. She has truly been there and done that in her orthodontic and dental career!

Media Training Refresher

(Invitation only)

Robin Wright, Ph.D.; Erika Skorupskas

As an experienced spokesperson for pediatric dentistry, you recognize the importance of staying up-to-date on media statements for controversial issues, parent-friendly messages with high consumer interest, and effective strategies for working with the evolving media landscape. Not a "sit back and listen" session, this course will feature the most useful skills for media interviews, realistic practice interviews on timely issues in pediatric dentistry, and case studies on successful interviews and media mishaps presented by front-line AAPD staff. Most important, it will help you to advocate for children regardless of the journalists questions.

Watch and learn as your colleagues (or YOU!) field questions on the hot topics in pediatric dentistry.

Erika Skorupskas is the Public Relations Manager of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. A seasoned public relations and communications professional with 17 years of experience, Skorupskas joined the AAPD in May of 2010. As AAPDs Public Relations Manager, Skorupskas manages media relationships on behalf of AAPD, as well as HSHC, and coordinates media interviews and coverage with national, trade and regional press outlets. She develops press releases and other marketing materials, and is a regular contributor to the Academy‘s PDT Magazine. A veteran of the public relations agency industry, she was employed by Healy & Schulte, a boutique public relations and marketing firm, where Skorupskas oversaw media relations campaigns and participated in qualitative research programs for professional services and association clients, including the Academy of General Dentistry. For the majority of her career, she worked at Ruder Finn where she directed large-scale communications programs for

U.S. and international companies, and oversaw nearly $500,000 per year in client billings. As Vice President, she expanded the Chicago practice area and partnered with other Ruder Finn offices to grow the company nationally and internationally. She led her clients through messaging and positioning and corporate re-naming sessions, and provided media training to C-level executives and their direct reports. Skorupskas received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich.

This session is only available to members who have already gone through Media Training by the AAPD. Please make the appropriate notation during registration.