May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


Additional Courses & Workshops

January 2016 Volume LI Number 1

Preconference Course
Esthetic Pediatric Restorative Dentistry   
Thursday, May 26
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Cost: $250
Kevin J. Donly, D.D.S., M.S.; William F. Waggoner, D.D.S., M.S.; Theodore P. Croll, D.D.S., M.S.; Nasser Barghi, D.D.S.

This course is designed to offer the most current esthetic pediatric restorative dentistry techniques with data available to support restorative regimens. Indications and contraindications will be presented. 

Dr. Kevin J. Donly is currently a professor and chair in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He received his D.D.S. in 1984, Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry in 1986, and M.S. in 1986 from the University of Iowa.

Dr. William Waggoner will discuss the esthetic restoration of primary anterior teeth, including resins, strip crowns, pre-veneered stainless steel crowns and zirconia crowns. He will include cases for examples of restorative indications and techniques for restoring teeth.
Dr. Ted Croll will discuss posterior primary teeth restorative techniques with a number of restorative materials, including resin-based composites, resin-modified glass ionomer cement and zirconia crowns.
Dr. Nasser Barghi, an internationally respected esthetic dentist, will present permanent teeth esthetic restorative materials and techniques, including resin-based composites, porcelain and zirconia anterior and posterior restorations with numerous case presentations to present indications, preparation design and placement techniques.
Sponsored by Nusmile

PALS Recertification Program   
Friday, May 27
9 AM – 1 PM
Maximum Participants: 35
Cost: $250

The American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) program focuses on the knowledge, and clinical skills necessary to provide emergency medical management to children and infants in need. This PALS Recertification course will be an interactive course involving teaching/evaluation stations presenting the core curriculum:
  •     Recognition and management of respiratory failure.
  •     Recognition and management of circulatory shock.
  •     Recognition and management of rhythm disturbances/cardiopulmonary arrest.
  •     CPR competency and AED.
Upon satisfactory completion of the teaching/evaluation stations and the thirty question posttest, participants will receive an American Heart Association PALS completion card.

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
  •     Discuss the "assess-categorize-decide-act" approach.
  •     Explain the components of the general assessment.
  •     Recall the components of the secondary.
  •     Competently manage unstable conditions resulting from arrhythmias requiring urgent interventions.
  •     Evaluate respiratory or circulatory problems using the ABCDE model.
  •     Categorize the clinical condition of a seriously ill or injured child by type and severity.
  •     Demonstrate respect for patients’ culturally based health beliefs.
PALS Recertification is being repeated twice on Saturday, May 28, at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Please make the appropriate notation on the registration form and include payment.

Evidence-Based Dentistry Workshop
Saturday, May 28
8:30 AM – 5 PM
Peter H. Buschang, Ph.D. and N. Sue Seale, D.D.S., M.S.D.
Maximum Participants: 20
Cost: $250

Evidence-based dentistry has become the watchword for quality care and will be increasingly important to the practice of pediatric dentistry. Your ability to size up research – quickly and correctly – is essential in a world where publication rates can outpace the ability to stay current.

In this hands-on computer session, you will discover how to identify the best clinical evidence as a part of a practical understanding of evidence-based methods. You will learn how to formulate clinical questions using PICO (Population, Intervention, Comparator and Outcomes), a method to refine clinical questions and facilitate computer searches.
If you would like to go from 2,000 hits to the most relevant 20 online resources in far less time than it takes you now, this course explains how to efficiently perform literature searches based on specific clinical questions. You will develop the necessary computer skills and find out the secrets of using PubMed, a free online index of health science literature.
Through active discussion and skills practice, you will learn how to critically evaluate published research studies and rank them according to the strength of evidence they provide, ranging from expert opinion and case studies to randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews.

A must-attend course for lifelong learners in the clinical field of pediatric dentistry.

Dr. Peter Buschang is professor of orthodontics and director of orthodontic research at Baylor College of Dentistry. He received his Ph.D. in from the University of Texas at Austin in 1980; from 1980-1983 he was a NIDR postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Orthodontics, University of Connecticut Health Science Center; from 1983-1988 he was a FRSQ scholar in the Orthodontic section and Human Growth Research Center, University of Montreal. He regularly reviews articles for numerous journals and has served as associate editor for several journals (currently Angle Orthodontist). Buschang has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters focusing on craniofacial growth, developmental adaptations associated with treatments, and oral-motor function. He is director of Baylor’s graduate core course entitled "Research Design and Methodology".

Dr. N. Sue Seale is professor and chairman of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M Health Science Center, as well as director of the advanced education program in pediatric dentistry at Baylor. She is director of dental service at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital of Children and chairman of the Department of Dentistry at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. In 2001, the AAPD named her Pediatric Dentist of the Year and also presented her with the Merle C. Hunter Leadership Award in 2003. She is Editor-in-Chief of the AAPD Journal Pediatric Dentistry.

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