March 2020 Volume LV Number 2

 
 
 
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Continuing Education

January 2020 Volume LV Number 1

Board Qualifying Examination Preparation Course
Feb. 7 – 9, 2020
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Orlando, Fla.
 
This course will help you prepare for the first step toward becoming a Diplomate - taking and passing the ABPD Qualifying Examina- tion. It will be presented by leading educa- tors and clinicians who will utilize a lecture format to review subjects and materials included in the board examination.
 
Learn about the various domains contained in the American Board of Pediatric Dentist- ry examination and how to be prepared for this type of high-stakes written examination. Participation in this course does not guaran- tee successful completion of board exams.
 
Speakers
Rebecca Slayton, D.D.S.,Ph.D. (Chair) 
Clarice Law, D.M.D., M.S.
Travis Nelson, D.D.S., M.S.D., M.P.H.
Juan Yepes, D.D.S., M.D., M.P.H., M.S., Dr.P.H.
 
Who Should Attend
AAPD members and student members preparing for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry’s Qualifying Examina- tion.
 
CE Credits
22 hours
 
Sponsor
KSB Dental 
 
 
Safe and Effective Sedation for the Pediatric Dental Patient
March 26 – 28, 2020
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Tampa, Fla.
 
This course features the recognized lead- ers in the field, both in dental anesthesia as well as pediatric dentistry. You’ll find didactic lectures, case studies, film clip sessions, panel discussions and hands-on breakouts with personalized attention.
 
This course will offer opportunities to gain hands-on experience while learning airway techniques to rescue patients and will include breakout session with manikin practice with face masks, ambu bags and the insertion of nasal and oral airways; all in a personalized setting with real equip- ment and monitors.
 
Course Chair and Speaker
Stephen Wilson, D.M.D., M.A., Ph.D.
 
Course Vice-Chair and Speaker
Bobby Thikkurissy, D.D.S., M.S.
 
Speakers
Alan Milnes, D.D.S., Ph.D. 
Christine Quinn, D.D.S., M.S.
 
Who Should Attend
Any dentist who sedates children in their office and wants to be taught by the leaders in the field who wrote the current AAPD-AAP Guidelines.
 
CE Hours
22 hours
 
Sponsor
Sedation Resource
 
Pediatric Sedation Emergencies Simulation Course
March 29, 2020
Center for Advanced Medical Learning & Simulation, Tampa, Fla.
 
While no one ever expects an emergency situation to arise, attending this course will help you and your team to be more pre- pared should the unexpected occur. This course is designed to simulate emergen- cies that may occur in a pediatric dental office. It will offer some didactic materials but will focus on team-driven assessment and responsiveness to situations that  might arise during sedation of children for operative care. The course is intended for pediatric dentists who are currently using sedation techniques in their office and will allow for the participant to make quick assessments of patient status and simulate airway techniques, while managing real- time trending of physiological status with the goal of stabilizing the patient. You will be able to immediately implement training protocols for your practice that you’ve learned in the course.
 
Course Chair and Speaker 
Stephen Wilson, D.M.D., M.A., Ph.D.
 
Course Vice-Chair and Speaker
Bobby Thikkurissy, D.D.S., M.S.
 
Speakers
Alan Milnes, D.D.S, Ph.D., F.R.C.D.(C)
Christine Quinn, D.D.S., M.S.
 
Who Should Attend
Pediatric dentists who wish to sharpen and practice their cognitive skills and rescue techniques involving emergent pediatric sedation scenarios using SimMan technology.
 
CE Hours
9* hours
 
*Two (2) hours required online learning in advance and seven (7) hours hands-on.
 
Master Clinician Program Scholarship Applications Being Accepted
A switch from an office practice to an academic career may seem like a daunting challenge – it needn’t be. An academic career provides the practicing dentist a new opportunity to utilize their experiences in shaping the careers of the aspiring professional. Dentists that teach also have a greater opportunity to develop new techniques and innovations in care through research and scholarly activities and can also influence national dental education policies through service with the AAPD, ADA, ADEA, HRSA and NIDCR.
 
Other benefits of an academic career include improving access to oral health care through community service, mentoring of residents, full- or part-time employment with benefits and personal and professional growth.
 
Selected candidates will attend the Academy for Advancing Leadership’s Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL) in Atlanta, Ga., from Aug. 23-26, 2020, as well as receive complimentary registration to the AAPD Comprehensive Review of Pediatric Dentistry continuing education course.
 
Scholarship applications are available under Awards and Fellowships on the AAPD website. https://www.aapd.org/resources/ member/awards-and-fellowships/. Applications must be received by April 24, 2020.
 
Save the Date – Annual Joint Academic Day
Wednesday, May 20
8 AM – 5 PM
(Invitation Only)
 
Join your colleagues for the annual Joint Academic Day. The morning plenary session is being developed with topics relative to pre and postdoctoral program directors, such as, The Role of Care Coordinators in Pediatric Dentistry, Evidence Based Learning Theory, and more.
 
In the afternoon, the Society of Predoctoral Program Directors and the Society of Postdoctoral Program Directors will hold discus- sions on issues relevant to predoctoral and postdoctoral topics of interest. These include topics such as, emerging technology in dental education, communicating with parents, integrated board exams, etc. for predocs and ADEA Pass Functionality, sedation, safety and train- ing, etc. for postdocs. Additional information on Joint Academic Day will be available in March PDT.
 
For further information, please contact the Education Develop- ment and Academic Support Manager Leola Royston at (312) 337- 2169 or lroyston@aapd.org.
 
Sponsored by Elevate Oral Care
 
NIH LRP Award – Beau Meyer
Dr Beau Meyer, assistant professor at the University of North Carolina Depart- ment of Pediatric Dentistry, was awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) award through the National Institutes of Dental and Craniofacial Research. The award will help offset $70,000 his student loan debt over a two-year period. Meyer will participate in a mentored research project in the context of the NIDCR-funded study U01DE025046 (Genome-wide association study of early childhood caries – ZOE- G4S; PI: Kimon Divaris). The parent project is a large-scale genetic epidemiologic study of oral health in early childhood, comprising clinical research, dental public health, behavioral, environmental and genomics components. As part of the LRP, Meyer’s project applies geographic information systems (GIS) analytic techniques to behav- ioral and clinical oral health data. Socio-contextual factors, including location or geographical information, are likely influential on both oral health and dental care-seeking patterns of young children, and their parents’ perceptions and experiences will be insightful with regard to specific beneficial or detrimental elements that can offer targets for interventions. The primary objective of his project is to understand socio-contextual and geographic determinants of dental care-seeking (e.g., routine care, emergency care, or no dental care)
among preschool-age children enrolled in Head Start centers in North Carolina. The project will contribute to the knowledge base using a well-characterized population-based cohort of participants of low- income families in North Carolina.
 
In addition to research, Meyer is the director of the UNC Pediatric Dentistry predoctoral program and is involved in teaching D.D.S. and graduate students. He is an active member of the medical staff at UNC Hospitals and practices in the Dental Faculty Practice in the School of Dentistry. Meyer serves the AAPD as an expert consultant to the Pediatric Dental Medicaid and CHIP Advisory Committee  and is the Public Policy Advocate for the North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

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