July 2020 Volume LV Number 4


Saturday Scientific Program

January 2020 Volume LV Number 1

 Scientific Program Codes
The following code letters appear after those programs and presentations that the Scientific Program Committee suggests would be of special interest to that particular group of attendees. However, most sessions are open to all participants.
PD: Pediatric Dentist 
DT: Dental Team
S: Spouse
200. Coffee Clutch DT
Saturday, May 23
(ticketed session)
8:30 – 11:30 AM
Moderators: Ann M. Bynum, D.D.S., Robert D. Elliott, D.M.D., M.S.
Real-world scenarios we encounter every day in our offices will be presented and discussed at each break-out table. Spend  the morning with your peers discussing key issues that come up in your office every day. This is a group effort, audience driven and fully interactive program for all team members!
Upon completion, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand how other offices handle similar issues.
  • Share in the participation of challenges your office may have encountered.
  • Support and network with difficult patients and parents. Please have your staff sign up during registration so we can plan accordingly. There is no fee for this course, but tickets are required.
210. MiniClinics II PD, DT
Saturday, May 23
8:30 – 11:30 AM
8:30 – 9:15 AM
Soft Tissue CO2 Laser Surgery for the Pediat- ric Dental Patient from Birth through Adoles- cent from Suck Swallow Breath Through Sleep Disordered Breathing
Martin Kaplan, D.M.D.
The presentation will provide clinical case histories  in pediatric dentistry from infant frenum and feeding through speech-swallowing-sleep disordered breathing, laryngomalacia, ADHD, oral soft tissue biopsy, space maintainers, and interceptive orthodontics. The prac- titioners will come away with a greater knowledge of how CO2 laser dentistry can help his practice.
9:15 – 10 AM
Social Media Marketing for the Pediatric Dental Office
Jarod Johnson, D.D.S.
While most offices are open throughout the week; patients and potential customers are looking for answers outside of business hours.  During these hours a website and social media presence are valuable assets to provide education and information. This lecture focuses on strategies to engage current and potential patients.
10 – 10:45 AM
Breathe Well, Little One: Pediatric Airway from Cradle to Commencement
Susan Maples, D.D.S., M.S.B.A.
Approximately 25 percent of adults have sleep related breathing disorders such as UARS and OSA and they’re mostly preventable. Learn to recognize risk factors and the progression of breathing disorders, and how to improve a child’s health trajectory. Bring your team and leave with new inspiration for a pediatric airway practice.
10:45 – 11:30 AM
Scaling Greatness- The Importance of Great Leadership
Oshmi Dutta, B.D.S., D.D.S., M.S., FRCD(C).
What makes a leader great? The ability to find a balance between foresight, performance, and character. The vision, focus, courage and integrity. The ability to plan strategically and catalyze cooperation amongst their team while being confident and humble. Let us explore great leadership in all of  us!

220. Identification and Management of Opioid and Substance Use Disorders in Pediatric Dental Practice PD, DT
Saturday, May 23
8:30 – 11:30 AM
Randy Lout, D.D.S., M.S.,
This lecture will discuss common drugs abused by children and adolescents, and provide the attendee with approaches in identifying and managing patients with substance and opioid  use disorders in the pediatric dental practice. Logic for using, signs, symptoms, behaviors, and effects on the developing brain will be highlighted. Dental treatment recommendations, brief interventions, effective referral protocol, and resources for family members will be discussed.
Upon completion, attendees will be able to:
  • Describe alcohol and drug use in early adolescence with progression to substance and opioid use disorders in late adolescence.
  • Discuss the neurocognitive effects of addictive substances on the developing adolescent brain.
  • Discuss patterns, trends, epidemiology, and contributing factors to opioid and other substance use \ abuse among the child and adolescent population.
  • Highlight similarities, differences, and discuss challenges of adolescents with co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders.
  • Discuss how the pediatric dental practitioner and staff can identify and manage substance use and withdrawal syndrome behaviors in patients.
  • Recognize and deliver safe dental procedures for children and adolescents who are actively using alcohol and \ or oth- er drugs; or are currently receiving treatment for substance and opioid use disorders.
  • Demonstrate and provide the pediatric dentist with brief interventions, referrals and resources for the family.
Randy Lout attended Oklahoma State University and Southwestern Oklahoma State University School of Pharmacy. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. After dental school, he completed his pediatric dental residency and Master of Science degree at the University of Minnesota. As part of his residency, his hospital training was at the University of Minne- sota Hospitals and Hennepin County Medical Center. Following his training, he was awarded the Graduate Student Research Award by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Pursuing further education later in life, he completed a Master of Science in Addiction Counseling program at Grand Canyon University followed by licensure in substance abuse counseling. Lout is a Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He has served on sev- eral committees of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is currently Chair, Council on Clinical Affairs. Lout is in private practice in Phoenix and Mesa, Ariz.

Evidence-Based Dentistry Workshop PD
Saturday, May 23
8:30 AM – 5 PM
Cost: $250
Peter H. Buschang, Ph.D., James Coll, M.D.
Following an introduction to evidence-based dentistry, the attendees will learn how to use the Evidence Based Hierarchy to classify studies based on their designs. They will then be familiarized with the Cochran reviews and Centre for Evidence Based Dentistry, important resources that clinicians use to stay informed. Basic elements of PubMed will then be introduced and applied to provide the attendees with the computer skills necessary to perform literature searches. In order to facilitate  the literature searches, the attendees will learn how to develop questions using the PICO (population, intervention, comparator and outcomes) format. Finally, basic and practical information pertaining to research methodology will be introduced – along with a specially designed checklist – and later used by the attendees to critically evaluate and rank published research studies according to the strength of evidence they provide and learn
how Clinical Practice Guidelines of the AAPD are created from evidenced based research.
Upon completion, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand why an evidence-based approach is necessary.
  • Be able to develop research questions and perform literature searches on the internet.
  • Use evidence-based methods to evaluate the scientific litera- ture and use critical appraisal skills to scrutinize and assign articles to different levels of evidence.
Peter Buschang is regents professor of or- thodontics 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). Dr. Buschang has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters focusing on craniofacial growth, developmental adaptations as- sociated with treatments and oral-motor function. He is direc- tor of the graduate core course entitled "Research Design and Methodology."
James Coll is a diplomate of  the Ameri- can Board of  Pediatric Dentistry and has been in private practice for 39 years. He has pub- lished numerous articles on primary tooth pulp therapy, and is a member of  the editorial board and section editor for pulp therapy for Pediatric Dentistry. He is the first author of AAPD’s first- ever evidence-based dentistry systematic review: Systematic review and meta-analysis of vital pulp therapy for children with deep caries in the primary dentition.
230. Early Career Dentist Course PD
Saturday, May 23
12:30 – 3 PM
This fast-paced, interactive session allows YOU to select the topics that mean the most to you. Personalize this course with your questions to the presenters and get the most out of this inti- mate setting. Attendees will rotate every 30 minutes to a different station. Hear from the best pediatric dentistry has to offer!
Bobby Thikkurissy – Matching Child Temperament and Sedation Regimen
Cathy Flaitz – Common Oral Pathologies Angel Stout – Child Abuse and Neglect Paul Bahn – Lasers and Tongue Ties
Martha Ann Keels – Hot Messes: Dental Erosion and Causes
Jed Best – Technology in the Pediatric Dental Office Jade Miller – Having Difficult Conversations with Staff LaRee Johnson – Balancing Work and Life
Josh Miller (Treloar and Heisel) – Retirement Planning and Planning for the Future
240. Speed Learning: Back to Basics: 3rd Molars, Peg Laterals & Molar Hypomineralization PD
Saturday, May 23
1:30 – 4:30 PM
Brandon Schwindt, D.M.D.
A routine exam that discovers a sensitive, brown, crumbling and carious first permanent molar in a previously asymptomatic 6-year-old is a challenging clinical scenario for the doctor and patient alike. Can I get this tooth numb enough? Will the restora- tion hold? Should I seal the remaining groves?  Is a permanent stainless steel crown the best solution? What about or extraction? Turns out, that the current literature gives us pediatric dentists evidence-based guidance on how to set up these teeth, and ulti- mately the patients, for long term success.  This lecture will take  a deep dive in to the composition of the hypomineralized molar. We will also be describing different strategies for restoring these teeth with a focus on sensitivity reduction and long-term preserva- tion of enamel.
Upon completion, attendees will be able to
  • Describe the differences between hypomineralized and unaf- fected permanent molars.
  • Recognize the presence of a hypomineralized molar as a potential predictor for dental anxiety.
  • Plan a strategy to adequately anesthetize a severely hypomin- eralized molar.
Nagaar Sagafi, D.M.D., C.A.G.S.
This session will present and discuss the role of third molars in orthodontic treatment, and the fact that in some cases, they can influence the latter or be influenced by it, speaks of their direct involvement in treatment planning. The principle issues investigated throughout literature concerning the third molars  in relation to orthodontic treatment have been the possibility of their eruption or impaction related to genetically predetermined factors, possibility of their presence leading to impaction of second molars in some cases, and the possible consequence of
orthodontic treatment extractions or on the contrary distalization therpay in their eruption ability or influencing potential impaction. Lastly their influence in orthodontic post-treatment mandibular incisor relapse will be discussed in this session.
Upon completion, attendees will be able to:
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of involvement of  3rd molars in orthodontic treatment and their influence on each other.
  • Describe factors that effect eruption or impaction of 3rd molars.
  • Explain incisor alignment relapse post-orthodontic treatment in relation to 3rd molars.
Brandon Schwindt completed his under- graduate degree at the University of Oregon. He graduated from Oregon Health and Sci- ences Dental School and completed a Pediatric Dentistry Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina under Dr. Ron Bell. He is a diplomate of the ABPD and currently holds the position of president elect of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He served on Oregon’s Board of Dental Examiners from 2009 to 2017, serving as the Oregon State Dental Board president in 2015. Schwindt was appointed to the Oregon Dental Board’s An- esthesia Committee where he has continued to serve since 2007. He practices full time with his wife, Dr. Kathryn Bowman, in their pediatric practice in Portland, Ore.
Negaar Sagafi was trained in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at Boston Univer- sity Henry Goldman School of Dental Medicine under Dr. Anthony Gianelly. Since then she has treated thousands of cases simple and complex lead by a multi-disciplinary treatment planning approach. While in Boston, she served the North East Society of Orthodontists as co-chair of the scientific program and was on the board of Boston University Orthodontic Alumni Society for six years. In addition she served as part-time clinical faculty at Boston University Orthodontics Department from 2009-2015. She has lectured nationally and internationally on the latest techniques in orthodontics Dubai, Rome, N.Y., Sienna, and Boston. Currently, she maintains her private practices in Maryland and Washington, D.C. Sagafi is an active member of American Association of Orthodontists, Northeast Society of  Orthodontists, and Mid-Atlantic Society of Orthodontists, District of  Columbia Dental Society.
250. Sedation Safety in Pediatric Dentistry PD, DT
Saturday, May 23
1:30 – 4:30 PM
Steve Yun, M.D.
This course teaches sedation safety principles by analyzing mistakes from actual malpractice cases. Yun is universally regarded as a dynamic, compelling speaker who also uses powerful analogies from cognitive psychology, aviation safety, and other related fields to tell dramatic stories that listeners will not only remember, but use in practical ways in their office practice to improve patient safety.
Upon completion, attendees will be able to:
  • Demonstrate basic and advanced airway skills for the pediat- ric patient.
  • Describe common cognitive and technical errors that can lead to adverse sedation outcomes in pediatric patients.
  • List simple, but powerful and practical strategies and techniques to prevent sedation complications in pediatric patients.
Steve Yun is a board-certified anesthesiolo- gist who specializes in office and dental anesthe- sia. He obtained his M.D. from the University  of  Southern California, and completed his
post-graduate training at the UCLA Center for Health Sciences. He is a lecturer at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, clinical professor at the Western University of Health
Sciences, and an expert consultant and examiner for the Dental Board of California. He is also a safety inspector for the Ameri- can Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF). He has extensive clinical research experience and has given numerous lectures across the country and interna- tionally on patient safety issues.
Sponsored by Sedation Resource
260. Wellness Session PD, DT, S
Saturday, May 23
1:30 – 4:30 PM
Erin Oprea, Celebrity Fitness Trainer, Kaitlyn Kownacki, R.D.N, Nutrition Therapist, Amy Lynn Green, LCSW, ERYT
Keeping your mind, body, and soul healthy is a key part to being successful at both work and home! Attend this three-part wellness session from leading local experts in their fields of fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness. Join fitness trainer to the celebs, Erin Oprea, for an hour of fitness focused Q&A. Oprea will answer hard-hitting questions to inspire and motivate attendees to add movement into their lives. In the next hour, join nutrition expert, Kaitlyn Kownacki, to learn how to redefine the wellness buzzword using scientifically proven insights and data. Discover how to make confident choices in what to eat, when to eat, and how to eat.  Learn where unhelpful dietary rules and trends come from, how they hold their power, and ways to take steps toward break- ing free from them. The last hour of this session will focus on mindfulness with Any Lynn Green. This hour is designed to edu- cate attendees on managing daily stress, making small behavior changes, and incorporating simple relaxation techniques. Learn from the expert: stress management and mindfulness, the neurobiology behind mindfulness, transforming sleep with meditation/ mindfulness, and practical self-care using mindfulness/meditation.
Upon completion, attendees will be able to:
  • Discover how to make confident choices in what to eat, when to eat, and how to eat.
  • Autonomy in an advice era---everyone is an expert, so how do you know what’s true?
  • Mindfulness and neurophysiology (the neurobiology behind mindfulness)
  • Resiliency and mindfulness/meditation
  • Transforming sleep with meditation/mindfulness  
  • Practical self-care using mindfulness/meditation
With celebrity clients like Carrie Under- wood, Maren Morris and Kasey Musgraves, Erin Oprea has earned the title of  "personal fitness guru" given to her by The Huffington Report. With her military background, Erin uses her unique fitness and nutrition plan to train the most elite group of clients.
Kaitlyn Kownacki is a Registered Dietitian (RDN) and Nutrition Therapist. She partners with clients to achieve their authentic health, taking into account both the external world of nutrition science and also individuals’ internal cues, intuition, and emotional well- being. Kownacki works with a diverse array of people, including those with GI conditions such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), people with cancer and cancer survivors, clients looking to improve their heart health, and those looking to incorporate more plant-based eating. Her approach includes Health at Every Size (HAES) and Intuitive Eating principles. Originally from New York, Kownacki first came to Nashville to attend Vanderbilt University to earn her Bachelor of Science degree. She attended Lipscomb University to complete her postgraduate studies in dietetics. Kownacki comes from a health coaching background, which she incorporates in her work with clients. She also uses her past experience as a personal chef to make flavor and enjoyment a fundamental factor when choosing foods.
Amy Lynn Green is the founder and exec- utive director of The Rooted Bridge, owner and founder of Nashville Collaborative Counseling Center, and is dedicated to increasing access and affordability to mental health support for parents to be and parents across the Southeast region. She believes that collaboration in care
is a vital aspect to providing support to families.
Green received her M.S.W. from the University at Buffalo with a concentration in trauma informed care and human rights, a cer- tificate from the University of Massachusetts in Integrated Care Management, as well as a certificate in maternal mental health. Green works with women and their families, facilitates healing after trauma, supports parents through loss/infertility, and ensures that parents and children have a team collaborating with them in care during pregnancy and into parenthood. She is an adjunct at the University of Tennessee Masters in Social Work program, and has given multiple trainings on Maternal Mental Healthcare. Green is the mother to three angel babies and one earthside daughter, Kinley.
270. International Oral Presentations PD, DT, S
Saturday, May 23
1:30 – 4:30 PM
Are you interested in what’s happening globally with pediatric dentistry? Attend this session and hear from experienced interna- tional pediatric dentists. Check the AAPD 2020 website in March for further topic & speaker details.
Learning Labs II PD, DT
Saturday, May 23
These informal, small, hour-long group settings encourage interaction between the speaker and the attendees. Snacks and beverages are included in the ticket price, $50. Register for Learning Lab sessions during registration; they may be sold out on-site.
8 – 9 AM
LL 09 Esthetic Restorative Options for Primary Anterior Teeth with Caries
Patrice Wunsch, D.D.S., M.S.
Presentation will explore the diagnosis of anterior teeth with superficial or deep carious lesions and treatment planning based on patient age, behavior and parental concerns. Various treatment strategies and techniques will be discussed and when to treat the patient in a clinical setting, under conscious sedation or under general anesthesia.
9:10 – 10:10 AM
LL 10 Use of Teledentistry to Enhance Your Practice
Sean McLaren, D.D.S.
We will go over a brief history of our teledentistry collaboration and offer some suggestions as to how to implement a program in your office to potentially increase referrals from other providers and or clinics that need a pediatric dentist.
10:20 – 11:20 AM
LL 11 Essential Insurance, Investment, and Planning Strategies for Pediatric Dentists
Josh Miller, AIF
Identify personal and business insurance plies important to risk management protection.Discuss investment risk tolerance and its role in portfolio design as well as qualified and non-qualified investment accounts available to create wealth. . Understand the importance of  setting goals, implementing strategies, and following a well-designed plant to reach financial independence.
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
LL 12 How To Grow An Authentic, Engaged Community on Instagram
Jeff Karp, D.M.D., M.S.
Instagram is an amazing social media platform for sharing your creativity, marketing your practice, and building community around your professional and personal interests. In this 1 hour learning lab, Dr. Karp, a pediatric dentist, photographer, and daily Instagram user, shares how he grew an international following on the platform.
12:40 – 1:40 PM
LL 13 How to Mocha Light Frappuccino Your Dental Practice: Customer Service Insights
Julie Fitzpatrick, Practice Administrator
In this presentation, Practice Administrator Julie Fitzpatrick and Pediatric Dentist Kristine Grazioso, DMD explore the Starbucks phenomena. Based upon the work written in The Starbucks Experience by Joseph Michelli, PhD, we examine the 5 Principles for Turning Ordinary into Extraordinary. Each concept is tied back to actionable recommendations for practices.
1:50 – 2:50 PM
LL 14 Soft Tissue Laser Use for Pediatric Dentistry Procedures
Vijay Mathur, B.D.S., M.D.S.
There are several misconceptions about soft tissue laser use for pulp application. In this learning lab I would like to give practical tips and show many of my cases on how I did pulp related procedures and minor surgeries in pediatric patients with minimal pain and needing local aesthetic shots.
3 – 4 PM
LL 15 The Recipe of a Great Policy and Procedure Manual
Robert Elliott, D.M.D., M.S., F.A.A.P.D.
What makes up a great Policy and Procedure Manual to protect both the employee as well as the Practice?  We will review the details and topics of what is considered one of the most important documents for every office to have and implement.
4:10 – 5:10 PM
LL 16 Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil and Pediatric Dentistry
Paul Bahn, D.M.D.
The presentation will provide a broad overview of the cannabinoid system and the use of CBD oils in the pe- diatric population.  It will discuss the primary medical uses for CBD oil.  Finally, a discussion of the pharma- cological considerations for CBD oil with a potential sedation patient.

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