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AAPD Continuing Education Courses: Fall 2013/Spring 2014

September 2013 Volume XLIX Number 5

The AAPD invites you to attend the upcoming continuing education courses designed to help improve your practice. Register online now at http://www.aapd.org and to view the individual course brochures. For more information, please contact Meetings Services Senior Manager Kristi Casale at kcasale@aapd.org.
 
 
The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Pediatric Dental Practice: A National Conference for AAPD Members SEPT. 28, 2013 Hyatt Magnificent Mile hotel, Chicago, Ill.
 
Among its myriad provisions, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is intended to increase access to dental benefits for children, via enrollment through the individual and small group health insurance markets under new state health insurance exchanges. Pediatric oral health is described in the law as an "essential health benefit" that must be offered in these exchanges, and in individual and small group markets outside of exchanges. Dramatic changes are in store for dental insurance plans. Providers of dental care for children should have a comprehensive understanding of the ACA and the mechanism of the exchanges if they are going to be responsive and plan adequately for a changing dental insurance marketplace and potential changes in the dental delivery system. COURSE DIRECTOR Paul Reggiardo, D.D.S. SPEAKERS Jeff Album, Vice President, Public Affairs, Delta Dental of CA, NY, PA & Affiliates; Julie Scott Allen, Director Goverment Affairs, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Evelyn Ireland, Executive Director of National Association of Dental Plans; Parker Larson, Director, Leavitt Partners LLC; Paul Reggiardo, AAPD Council on Dental Benefits Programs; Tom Spangler, Director, Legislative & Regulatory Policy, Federal Affairs and Julie Weir, Julie Weir Dental Practice Management, Ltd..  

 
Contemporary Sedation of Children for the Dental Practice: Enteral and Parenteral Techniques OCT. 4 - 6, 2013 Grand Hyatt, Seattle, Wash.
 
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. COURSE DIRECTOR Stephen Wilson, D.M.D., M.A., Ph.D. FACuLTy Steven Ganzberg, D.M.D., M.S., Alan Milnes, D.D.S., Ph.D., Sarat Thikkurissy, D.D.S., M.S. This course is eligible for approximately 19 hours of continuing education credit. Sponsored by EZ Pedo  

 
Dental Assistant's Course: Sedative and Medical Emergencies in the Pediatric Dental Office OCT. 4, 2013 Grand hyatt, Seattle, Wash. 
 
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. COURSE DIRECTOR Morton Rosenberg, D.D.S. FACULTY Stephen Wilson, D.M.D., M.A., Ph.D., Steven Ganzberg, D.M.D., M.S., Alan Milnes, D.D.S., Ph.D., Sarat Thikkurissy, D.D.S., M.S. This course is approved for 7 hours of continuing education credit. 

 
Beyond the Guidelines: Factors Affecting Behavior Guidance NOV. 15 - 16, 2013 Westin River North, Chicago, Ill. 
 
This symposium addresses the effects of a growing body of science pointing to significant changes in child development, family function, and societal mores on chairside behavior and the doctor-family relationship. The literature points to a different child and family than a generation ago, and suggests that those children who experience the most decay react differently to traditional behavior guidance techniques. Even in mainstream care, changes in parenting challenge the basics of the dentist-child relationship. The media has challenged the behavior guidance practices of pediatric dentistry at the solo and corporate levels. The effect of the Affordable Care Act on how children receive dental care remains to be seen. The symposium will present the very latest challenges to the familychild-pediatric dentist triad and offer direction and insight by experts in medicine, psychology, and pediatric dental practice. Through interactive workshops, participants will have opportunities to question experts, share experiences, and provide guidance to the specialty on how to move forward to meet the challenges of a changing child, family, oral health system and profession. COURSE DIRECTORS Arthur J. Nowak, D.M.D., Dennis J. McTigue, D.D.S., M.S., Paul Casamassimo, D.D.S., M.S. SPEAKERS W. Thomas Boyce, M.D., Marcio da Fonseca, D.D.S., M.S. Burton L. Edelstein, D.D.S., M.P.H., Susan Fisher-Owens, M.D., Jane Goleman, M.D., Nicholas Long, Ph.D., David Strange, D.D.S., M.S., Martha Wells, D.D.S., M.S. This course is eligible for 13 hours of continuing education credit.  

 
Comprehensive Review of Pediatric Dentistry JAN. 24 - 26, 2014 Hilton Austin, Austin, Texas 
 
This highly acclaimed course provides a comprehensive review of pediatric dentistry. It may be helpful to AAPD members in their preparation for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) examinations, although 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 who may be either board certified already or not planning on taking the exam. Topics to be discussed include Growth and Development, Assessment and Prevention, Oral Pathology, Care for Special Needs Patients, Restorative Dentistry and Materials, Trauma, Behavior Management, Pulp Therapy and Hospital Dentistry. 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 who may either be board certified or not planning on taking the examination. COURSE DIRECTOR Kevin J. Donly, D.D.S., M.S. INVITED SPEAKERS Catherine M. Flaitz, D.D.S., M.S., Amr M. Moursi, D.D.S., Ph.D., Andrew L. Sonis, D.M.D. This course is approved for 22 continuing education credits. Sponsored by NuSmile Pediatric Crowns  

 
Contemporary Sedation of Children for the Dental Practice: Enteral and Parenteral Techniques FEB 27 - MARCH 1, 2014 
 
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, Calif. 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. COURSE DIRECTOR Stephen Wilson, D.M.D., M.A., Ph.D. INVITED SPEAKERS Steven Ganzberg, D.M.D., M.S., Alan Milnes, D.D.S., Ph.D., Sarat Thikkurissy, D.D.S., M.S. This course is eligible for approximately 19 hours of continuing education credit. Sponsored by EZ Pedo  

 
Management of Pediatric Sedation Emergencies: A Simulation Course MARCH 1-2, 2014 Hyatt Regency Century Plaza and the UCLA Simulation Center, Los Angeles, Calif.
 
The simulation course targets pediatric dentists who wish to sharpen and practice their cognitive skills and rescue techniques involving emergent pediatric sedation scenarios using SimMan technology. The course is intended for pediatric dentists who are currently using sedation techniques in their office. The course will offer some didactic materials but will focus on team-driven assessment and responsiveness to situations that might arise during sedation of children for operative care. SimMan technology will allow for the participant to make quick assessments of patient status and simulate airway techniques, while managing real-time trending of physiological status with the goal of stabilizing the patient. COURSE DIRECTOR Stephen Wilson, D.M.D., M.A., Ph.D. INVITED SPEAKERS Steven Ganzberg D.M.D., M.S. Alan Milnes, D.D.S., Ph.D. Sarat Thikkurissy, D.D.S., M.S. This course is approved for 9 hours of continuing education credit. 


Need Sedation CE Hours? Attend this AAPD Webinar Pediatric Sedation Emergencies: Can They Be Avoided? Oct. 28, 2013, 12 - 1:30 p.m. CDT 1.5 CEU credits , $99 Visit http://www.aapd.org/events to register 

Missed the last Contemporary Sedation course and need continuing education credits to satisfy your state requirements? Join Dr. Stephen Wilson as he discusses emergencies and possible etiologies that may occur during sedation of children for a dental procedure. This 90-minute webinar includes preventive steps associated with sedation protocols to minimize the likelihood of an emergency as well as basic preparedness and interventions you may take should an emergency arise.