May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


Sunday, May 25

January 2014 Volume L Number 1

Breakfast Rounds II
Sunday, May 25
7 8 am


See additional workshops on page 31 for complete details.


300. String of Pearls
Sunday, May 25
8:30 11:30 am
Sponsored by DMG Hamburg 
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 8:45 AM
Resin Infiltration System
Jin-Ho Phark, D.D.S.
This presentation will review the current concepts and development of resin infiltration for micro-invasive treatment of early caries lesions. Clinical application, potential, and limitations in esthetic and preventive dentistry will be discussed. Participants will learn how to inhibit caries progression in interproximal lesions using resin infiltration. Furthermore, its use in the esthetic zone on post-orthodontic white-spot lesions will be discussed.
8:45 9 AM
Are You Ready for This? Ensuring Emergency Prevention and Efficient Response in the Dental Office
LaRee Johnson, D.D.S., M.S.
The doctor is PALS-certified, everyone is CPR-certified, and your office has obtained a sedation permit. Is that enough? This discussion will outline not only effective prevention training but also give you the tools to develop training protocols and a strategic plan for your office.
9 9:15 AM
Building A Strong Network with Your Local Pediatricians and Obstetricians
Elizabeth Staves, D.D.S.
This presentation will show pediatric dentists and staff how to build lasting and beneficial relationships with their pediatric and obstetric colleagues. Topics include: focusing on shared goals to improve children's overall health; networking lunches; learning topics; and providing information, handouts and referral kits that benefit your medical colleagues and bring great new families to your practice!
9:15 9:30 AM
Mesiodens: A Clincal Summary of 65 Treated Cases
John Burkhart, D.M.D.
Clinical review of 65 patients diagnosed with mesiodens, including age of patient at treatment time, radiographic history, type of anesthesia, postion and number of teeth, type of impaction, path of eruption and post-op course. Method of diagnosis and locating the supernumerary will be addressed. Radiographs and photos of a surgery will be included.
9:30 9:45 AM
Only You Can Prevent Dental Mishaps-Be Safe, Stay Out of Court
Kaneta Lott, D.D.S.
Preventive measures will be discussed that will keep dental professionals out of court. Simple procedures will be demonstrated that can prevent objects from going down a child's throat. There will be discussion on how cheek and tongue biting can be prevented and accidental biting of the operator fingers can be reduced to a minimum. These tools will promote patient comfort and safety and reduce the amount of litigious actions.
9:45 10 AM
Reviewing the Clinical Application of Silver Diamine Fluoride in Early Childhood Caries: A Gold Bullet?!
Leda Mugayar, D.D.S., M.S.
Silver diamine fluoride has been extensively used in other countries to stop caries activity and diminish dental sensitivity, in children presenting early childhood caries. The dental treatment of those young children and infants often requires pharmacological management—oral sedation or general anesthesia. Silver diamine fluoride can be successfully used as a temporary measure to control caries.
10 10:15 AM
Using a Reverse Band and Loop as an Alternative to the Distal Shoe
Chanel McCreedy, D.D.S.
This presentation will discuss the use of a reverse band and loop as an alternative to the distal shoe for space management following early loss of primary second molars. Clinical examples, including photos and radiographs, will be used to demonstrate benefits of the reverse band and loop for space management.
10:15 10:30 AM
Utilizing a Sedation Screening Form as an Assessment Tool for Safe and Successful Outcomes
Jeffrey O. Young, D.D.S. Presentation and review of a sedation screening form utilized to select patients for sedation who will have the best potential for a safe and successful sedation appointment.
10:30 10:45 AM
What's Your Type? What to Expect from Laser Treatment Based on Tissue Type
Linda Murzyn-Dantzer, D.M.D.
When performing a procedure with a laser, the practitioner must be aware that tissues will respond differently to certain wavelengths and under certain conditions and settings. This presentation will highlight the characteristics to be observed to make laser treatment more efficient with a favorable outcome.
10:45 11 AM
Popping and Clicking: Should I Be Concerned about Temporomandibular Joint Sounds?
Thomas Stark, D.D.S., M.A.J.
TMJ sounds are quite common in the adolescent population and there are many opinions regarding their significance. This session will provide the audience with the important questions to ask and a few simple clinical techniques that will aid in diagnosis and treatment of common temporomandibular joint disorders. Clinical characteristics and management of masticatory muscle disorders will also be discussed. 
11 11:15 AM
"GIMME THREE": Endo Meets Pedo
Piero Altieri
Based on a strong biological support and on an easy method of instrumentation, this course suggests an innovative approach in endodontics in primary dentition. "Three" is the key word: there are three interrelated instruments for the preparation of the root canal; there are three pastes for the filling mixture; and there are three tips for managing dental abscesses at home throughout three days before the appointment. This method allows the resolution of all endodontic troubles in primary dentition. 
310. AAP section on Oral Health: Turning Empathy into Action: Getting the Job Done for Special Patient Care
Sunday, May 25
8:30 11:30 am
Moderator: Martha Ann Keels, D.D.S., Ph.D. Faculty: Clive Friedman; Steven Perlman, D.D.S. and David Tesini, D.M.D., M.S.
This course is designed for all pediatric dentists and their team who are compassionate about caring for children and adults with special health care needs.
Perlman, Friedman and Tesini will discuss how you can have different treatment approaches of familiarization, sedation, restraint or general anesthesia but the goal is always the same: to get the job done safely and efficiently without (patient-centered) stress. This course will be a point-counterpoint discussion format.

Is your approach working? Are you stressed when special needs children or adults are in your chair? Do you worry about contemporary philosophies that do not always agree with your treatment goals? How do you transition if you cannot? Keels will lead the wrap up discussion, "As we move forward together for Special Patient Care."

Clive Friedman is a Graduate of the University of Witwatersrand South Africa and received his specialty in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of New Orleans. He is in full-time clinical practice. He is an associate clinical professor at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry as well as the University of Toronto where he teaches the graduate seminars in behaviour. Friedman is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and fellow of the ADPD (Academy Dentistry for Persons with Disability). He was a past president of ADPD, and IADH. He currently sits on the editorial board of BSDH and is a member of the education commiteee for the IADH. Most recently, he published the undergrad curriculum for persons with special needs. He has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally with specific interest in risk management, early childhood caries, special needs and behavior.

Dr. Steven Perlman is a clinical professor of Pediatric Dentistry at The Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He's devoted much of his private practice and his teaching, to the treatment of people with disabilities. Perlman is a past president of both the Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities and The Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is co-founder and the current president of AADMD and served as an advisor to the President's Committee for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities. He is a fellow of The Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities and The American College of Dentists, and a diplomate of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry. Perlman was the first dentist in Massachusetts to receive the Exceptional Physician Award. He is a distinguished alumnus of The Boston University School of Dental Medicine as well as Distinguished Alumnus of Boston University. He is the recipient of the Harold Berk Award from the Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities and the Manuel Album Award from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation named Perlman Dentist of the Year for significant contributions to the dental profession. He has published over 200 articles, co-edited Treating the Dental Patient with a Developmental Disorder and contributed to the "Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health". Perlman received The Exceptional Parent Maxwell J. Schileifer Distinguished Service Award and The Trudi Birger Community Service Award. Perlman is the Global Clinical Advisor and founder of Special Olympics Special Smiles. In July 2011, he became an adjunct faculty member at A.T. Still University of Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services. He is also adjunct professor at the Jamaica School of Technology.


320. Ins & Outs of Appliances: Roles of the Office Staff from Impressions to Insertions

Sunday, May 25

8:30 10 am

Christian Saurman

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand impression taking, tips and tricks to get an accurate impression for lab fabrication. What the lab needs in the impression to fabricate the appliance. How the lab can make it work with the not-so-good impression
  • Understand appliance designs, case planning, calling the lab, band fittings, script clarity
  • Select due dates, contacting the lab for rush cases, disinfection
  • Submit the case digitally vs. traditionally, online versus paper
  • Keep records of the appliances that have been sent. Tools to keep the front office staff in the loop on when appliance have been received in order to fill holes in the doctor's schedules.
  • Unpack the case and inspect all components before the actual appointment
  • Look at the appliance on the original work models. Make proper adjustments if necessary
  • Educate about keeping appliances clean¼the dos and don'ts of wearing the appliance.
  • Adjust appliances that don't fit perfectly
  • Troubleshoot at what point should an appliance be remade
  • Learn tricks of the trade that allow for easy appliance insertion.