January 2017 Volume LII Number 1

 
 
 
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Additional Courses and Workshops

January 2017 Volume LII Number 1

Preconference Course

Frenums to Pacifiers, Pearls for Treating Toddlers

Thursday, May 25
8:30 AM – 4:45 PM
Cost: $250

Dave Tesini, D.M.D., M.S.; Bobak Ghaheri, M.D.; Scott Rick- ert, M.D.; German Ramirez-Yanez, D.D.S., Pedo Cert, M.D., Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.; Josh Wiesman, M.S.


With the AAPD’s successful messaging on the Age 1 Dental Home, pediatric dentists are confronting issues of toddler dental care daily; in fact it takes up major portion of the pediatric dentist’s morn- ing office hours. Providing oral health care to this cohort requires a special knowledge of diagnostic factors and treatment techniques not inherent in the treatment of the rest of our patients.

Learning Objectives

• Review the clinical importance of growth and development in the comprehensive evaluation of the infant and toddler
• Provide evidence based guidelines on the management of ankyloglossia and the maxillary frenum as they relate to breast feeding and oral development
• Explore the importance of the developing airway and tongue posture in the growth and development of the oro-facial complex
• Understand how non-nutritive sucking habits can affect oral development and occlusal disharmony
• Learn how to identify and manage developing malocclusions in the primary dentition

BLS Skills Check

Friday, May 26
9 AM – 1 PM
Saturday, May 27
8 AM – NOON & 1 – 5 PM
Cost: $100

PART 2 HANDS-ON

The AAPD will be offering Part 2 only of the HeartCode BLS course. This is the hands-on testing requirement of the HeartCode BLS course. After completing the online portion, students attend a structured BLS Hands-On Session with an AHA Instructor. This ses- sion focuses on meaningful skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols, and skills testing. Students must bring their certificate of completion from the online class to the BLS Skills Check.

Part 1 HeartCode BLS Online Class: NOT OFFERED BY AAPD. Stu- dents will first take the BLS class online from the American Heart Association. HeartCode BLS uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities to teach students BLS knowledge and skills. Students will take the online class from www.onlineaha.org and bring their certificate of completion to the BLS Skills Check held at the conference. The fee for Part 1 (the online class) is the responsibility of the student.

BLS ONLINE CLASS: Visit www.onlineaha.org to register

PALS Skills Check

Friday, May 26
9 AM – 1 PM
Saturday, May 27
8 AM – NOON & 1 – 5 PM
Maximum Participants: 35
Cost: $100

PART 2 HANDS-ON

The AAPD will be offering Part 2 only of the HeartCode PALS course. This is the hands-on testing requirement of the HeartCode PALS course. Students will demonstrate the skills they have learned in the online class including: one and two person infant and child CPR, rescue breathing, and fluid bolus administration. Students must bring their certificate of completion from the online class to the PALS Skills Check. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning about pediatric advanced life support.

Part 1 HeartCode PALS Online Class: NOT OFFERED BY AAPD. This is a web-based, self-directed program that teaches healthcare providers knowledge and skills needed to recognize and prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children. Students will take the online class from www.onlineaha.org and bring their certificate of completion to the PALS Skills Check held at the conference. The fee for Part 1 (the online class) is the responsibility of the student.

PALS ONLINE CLASS: Visit www.onlineaha.org to register

Evidence-Based Dentistry Workshop

Saturday, May 27
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 digital 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 com- puter 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 ex- plains 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 direc- tor 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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