May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


Breakfast Rounds

January 2014 Volume L Number 1

Saturday, May 24 & Sunday, May 25

7 8 am

Cost: $250


These are ticketed events. Please make the appropriate notation on the registration form. Each Breakfast Round is repeated to allow more attendees to participate. 


BR01 BR16

The Quad Helix-The Appliance You Should be Using Now!

John Ficarelli, D.M.D.

The participants should be able to use the information provided in this presentation to use this versatile appliance to correct cross bites in the primary and mixed dentition. Before and after cases will be shown, and there will be a discussion of common pitfalls and solutions.



BR02 BR17 

Oral Mucosal Lesions in the Pediatric Patient: Report of a Case

Jesus Hernandez Sr.

The prevalence in children presenting mucosal lesions is 27 percent, and it is even higher in older children. We will talk about; diagnosis, treatment, differential diagnosis, and why it is important to diagnose them.



BR03 BR18 

10 Ways to Advocate for Children's Oral Health

Kara Morris, D.D.S., M.S.

Advocacy exists on a continuum from local to national activities. This breakfast round will focus on how practitioners and their staff can become involved in advocacy 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!



BR04 BR19 

Got Iplus? The Latest Innovation in Hard and Soft Tissue Laser Which Will Revolutionize the Way You Practice Pediatric Dentistry is Here

Saadia Mohammed, D.D.S.

Forget everything you have heard about lasers in the past, and come with an open mind to learn about the advances in laser technology from a practicing clinician who has invested twice in the technology. Learn about cutting speed, ease of use, and hard and soft tissue procedures.



BR05 BR20 

A Practical Medical Emergency Plan for Dental Offices

Jeffrey O. Young, D.D.S.

Review and discuss a practical medical emergency plan for the dental office utilizing a team approach. Provide a copy of the medical emergency plan. Discuss options to modify and implement the plan to be specific for each office.



BR06 BR21 

You've Graduated! Now What?

Natalie Carr, D.D.S., M.S.

Working in many areas of pediatric dentistry, I have found that there are both advantages and disadvantages of all types of practice. In this breakfast round, we will discuss pros and cons of working in a mediumand large-group practice, being an associate in private practice, and owning a practice. 



BR07 BR22

 'Listen, Please,' Said the Whisperer to the Child and She Listened

Theodore Levitas, D.D.S., M.S.D., D.A.B.S.C.D., F.A.C.D., F.I.C.D.

When encountering a young patient who may be euphemistically referred to as difficult, your options are: patience, continuous whispers for cooperation, mild drugs for relaxation, nitrous oxide, physical restraints, voice control, the infamous HOME technique, conscious or IV sedation, and finally general anesthesia. 



BR08 BR23

Keys of Successful Pediatric Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry

Rishita Jaju, D.M.D.

This presentation will emphasize the importance of various considerations while using lasers in soft tissue pediatric dentistry in a small group setting. Aspects of a successful procedure will be discussed including: patient selection and management, wavelength selection and rationale, tissue biotype considerations, and technique and Energy parameters.



BR09 BR24 

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. 



BR10 BR25

Practice Management Software for the Contemporary Pediatric Dental Practice

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

Practice management software is one of the most important tools in any contemporary practice. In a surge to become paper-free and offer efficient, modern management and analytics in a practice, it is essential to embrace the right software suite. The software is only as good as its users, so to use the tools to success, it is essential for the practice leader to define the needs from a software and then work into other technological solutions such as sensors, intra-oral cameras, etc. With the numerous choices in the marketplace, the decision can be overwhelming. The goal of this presentation is to provide a simple way to choose an application in starting a new practice or updating an existing one. 



BR11 BR26

Using Technology in Pediatric Dentistry to Improve Efficiency and Enhance the Patient Experience

Michael Ignelzi, Jr., D.D.S., Ph.D.

Come learn how to incorporate a variety of technologies into your practice so that you can save money and better connect with your patients and their parents on a personal level. The decision makers in the pediatric dental market place are mainly young females who are very comfortable with technology. These decision makers value compassionate care delivered with a personal touch, but they also are impressed by the thoughtful use of technology. We will explore why busy parents love automated appointment reminders and electronic form capture. We will discuss how to generate online patient reviews that drive internal and external marketing. We will learn how technologies like electronic claim submission and credit card processing within your practice management software, improve collections. We will review cybersecurity solutions that you must have to protect sensitive information. This session will provide you with specific strategies to enhance the reputation and performance of your practice.


BR12 BR27

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.



BR13 BR28

Motivational Interviewing: Help Me Help You 

Mario Cordero-Ricardo, D.M.D., M.S.

Motivational interviewing is a client-centered interaction originally designed for patients presenting for substanceabuse treatment. In pediatric dentistry, the most challenging substance abuse we face is sugar. This interactive session will give practitioners a new tool for successful prevention counseling using motivational interviewing techniques adapted for dentistry. 



BR14 BR29

What are Critical Criteria to Discharge a Patient Following Procedural Sedation?

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

Determining when a child is ready to be released following procedural sedation involves understanding pediatric physiology, pharmacokinetics, caregiver limitations and physical assessment. This small group discussion will focus on these as well as educating staff on post-sedation behavior. 



BR15 BR30

Sharing Experiences in the Management of Cognitive Impaired Patients

Edna Perez, D.M.D.

Dentists who treat pediatric patients may feel unprepared when providing dental care to patients with cognitive/ behavioral conditions. The purpose of this session is to share experiences in the management of these challenging patients by presenting and discussing real-case scenarios.