AGD2021 Austin
 
Dental Team Courses

 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

 

Airway Therapy For the Dental Team: What You Can Do For People at Every Age

Steve Carstensen, DDS

Glennine Varga, AAS, CTA

Lecture

Credits: 8

Wednesday, June 9: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Lunch will be provided during this session)

Course Description

This course will provide an overview of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and what the dental team can do to impact the health of their patients. It will cover basics of sleep, medical complications associated with breathing disorders, dental appliances and how to work with sleep physicians to market your service. It will also touch on medical insurance interaction. For offices currently providing sleep appliances, the instructors will discuss complications, titration and follow-up testing, and they will explore marketing and team development.

 

Thursday, June 10, 2021

 

Are You Playing Texas Hold'em with Your Endodontic Treatment? Part 1

John S. Olmsted, DDS, MS

Lecture

Thursday, June 10: 8:30–11:30 a.m.

Course Description

Which tooth is it? How do I get the patient numb? Which file system should I use? In this course, we will “deal out seven cards” of technological advances that will allow you to provide efficient and excellent endodontic care for your patients. This evidence-based half-day lecture will allow you to separate facts from fiction regarding diagnosis and treatment planning; anesthesia, access, isolation; recent improvements in the delivery of irrigation solutions that have enhanced the reduction of bacteria and debris in the root canal system; and the instrumentation phase of endodontic treatment by locating the canal orifices, negotiating the canals, opening the orifice, reconfirming working length, and utilizing "cutting edge" rotary/reciprocation instruments.

 

Are You Playing Texas Hold'em with Your Endodontic Treatment? Part 2

John S. Olmsted, DDS, MS

Lecture

Thursday, June 10: 1–4 p.m.

Course Description

How do I fill a canal? What is the best restoration after endodontic treatment? Which pain medications and antibiotics are best?  You will learn answers to these and many more questions as we “deal out aces” with this evidence-based half-day lecture highlighting: condensation of gutta-percha that has improved with technological advances; restoration of endodontically treated teeth; and postoperative care with appropriate antibiotics and pain medications.

 

Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer Update

Michaell A. Huber, DDS

Lecture

Thursday, June 10: 8:30–11:30 a.m.

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to update the practitioner on the etiology, diagnosis and management of oral cancer. An objective review of new and future diagnostic adjuncts for mucosal assessment will also be provided.

 

Review Common Oral Conditions

Michaell A. Huber, DDS

Lecture

Thursday, June 10: 1–4 p.m.

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to update the practitioner on the etiology, diagnosis and management of select minor to potentially life-threatening mucosal conditions encountered in dental practice.

 

Using Malpractice Claims to Enhance Patient Safety and Mitigate Risk

Jennifer Flynn, CPHRM

Ronald R. Zentz, RPh, DDS, CPHRM, FAGD, FACD

Lecture

Thursday, June 10: 1–4 p.m.

Course Description

Malpractice data can be a powerful patient safety tool for revealing clinical patterns that contribute to dental errors. It can also help dentists more accurately identify gaps in patient safety programs and make improvements to their practice. This course will provide dentists with insights into liability exposure based on frequent malpractice allegations and injuries. It will also illustrate claim scenarios and risk recommendations to help create a safe environment for dentists and their patients.

This course is sponsored by Dentist's Advantage.

 

 

 

Friday, June11, 2021

 

Best Practices in Infection Control

Harold A. Henson, RDH, MEd, PhD

Lecture

Friday, June 11: 8:30–11:30 a.m.

Course Description

This presentation will explore and discuss the current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings document and emerging topics in infection control.

 

Ultrasonics and Air Polishing: Today's Technology

Harold A. Henson, RDH, MEd, PhD

Lecture

Friday, June 11: 1–4 p.m.

 

Course Description

This presentation will discuss the current evidence in relation to biofilm disruption using ultrasonic instrumentation and air polishing

 

Beyond Autonomy, Justice, Beneficence and Non-Maleficence

Theresa S. Gonzales, DMD, MS, MSS

Lecture

Friday, June 11: 8:30–11:30 a.m.

Course Description

The principal goal of teaching clinical ethics is to improve the quality of patient care in terms of both the process and the outcome. Getting to a useful ethical conclusion means starting with values that are rarely in dispute, such as upholding patients' health, telling patients the truth and giving people a choice about being in a research experiment. However, small, seemingly insignificant decisions, misalignments or compromises of value may set in motion unpleasant internal communications, uncertainty and ambiguity. A questionable ethical decision or self-interested endeavor can reverberate through an entire organization, altering respectful and trusting relationships. This program is designed to look at high-functioning organizations and the promotion of systemic ethics.

 

Seven Case Presentation Stumbling Blocks and How to Overcome Them

Carrie Webber

Lecture

Friday, June 11: 1–4 p.m.

Course Description

Join Jameson’s co-owner, Carrie Webber, as she draws on years of experience in dental practices nationwide to discusses seven of the most common stumbling blocks dentists and teams struggle with when it comes to case presentation. Learn ways to overcome those obstacles for improved case acceptance, streamlined communication and an enhanced patient experience. Case presentation is a system that takes continuous refinement. Let the Jameson team give you implementable instruction in this brand-new course that will help you make a positive difference in your case acceptance numbers today.

This course is sponsored by Care Credit.

 

 

Saturday, June 12, 2021

 

Preservation of Tooth Structure: A Review of Preventive and Restorative Options

Ward Noble, DDS, MS

Lecture

Saturday, June 12: 8:30–11:30 a.m.

Course Description

A major objective of oral care is the preservation of dental hard tissues. Enamel and dentin are subjected to various acid challenges, such as acids from bacteria (caries), acids from gastroesophageal reflux disease or acidic, sugar-sweetened foods and beverages (acid erosion). Additionally, these acid-softened surfaces are subjected to mechanical forces from toothbrush abrasion and bruxism (erosive tooth wear). Finally, tooth surfaces are destroyed by excessive enamel and dentin removal during operative procedures. In this lecture, minimally invasive techniques and philosophies will be discussed, and conservative and preventive solutions will be presented.

This course is sponsored by Crest.

 

 

Advanced Instrumentation Instrument Sharpening: On the Cutting Edge

Harold A. Henson, RDH, MEd, PhD

Participation

Saturday, June 12: 8:30–11:30 a.m.

Course Description

New designs in periodontal scalers and dental instrument metallurgy have revolutionized the dental hygiene process of care. This presentation will discuss the latest trends in these areas.