Package Plan Course Descriptions

FRIDAY OCTOBER 2, 2020
Disclosures: None
Tobacco and Nicotine Products: How They Impact Your Patients, Your Families, and What You Can Do About It/Beating The Odds: A Story NOT Silenced
By Oral Cancer
  (6hours)

 

Included in Dentists and Hygienists/Assistants/Staff Members Package Plan

This course will be held virtually via Zoom

9:00 am - 4:00 pm (breaks will be taken)

Handouts, if made available, can be downloaded from the MDA website


Presented by Nevin Zablotsky, DMD and Eva Grayzel

This course will feature two presentations.


Tobacco and Nicotine Products: How They Impact Your Patients, Your Families, and What You Can Do About It:
The use of tobacco products continues to create serious health compromises to those addicted to its use. The harmful effects to the lungs and heart, along with many other organ systems, will be discussed, along with the varied significant compromises to the oral cavity, with the most dangerous being oral cancer. This course will help wade through the various types of tobacco products on the market, with an additional discussion of the most recent impact of e-cigarettes and JUULs on adults, as well as elementary and secondary students. There will be a review of the latest pharmaceutical drugs being utilized to quit tobacco use, as well as other techniques, such as motivational interviewing, to help work with patients. The use of role-playing scripts will be offered to help
simplify for dental offices how to communicate with their tobacco-addicted patients, and guide them to cessation
resources. The ultimate goal of this course will be to help dental health care professionals’ work with their nicotine
addicted patient a truly gratifying experience.

Beating The Odds: A Story NOT Silenced by Oral Cancer: Eva Grayzel transports dental professionals into the
oral cancer patient’s experience, sharing riveting details about her delayed diagnosis and finding the strength to
persevere through the devastating effects of radical surgery and radiation, motivating new thinking about oral
cancer screenings and patient education. Her compelling narrative humanizes oral cancer, inspiring audiences
professionally and personally.



FRIDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2020 

Disclosures: Karimbux None - Webber - ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers

Connections Between Oral Health and General Health/From Basic Science To Hard and Soft Tissue Regeneration/Dental Implants in the Esthetic Zone - Dos and Don’ts/Treating Edentulism - Lessons Learned

(6hours)

Included in Dentists and Hygienists/Assistants/Staff Members Package Plan

This course will be held virtually via Zoom

9:00 am - 4:00 pm (breaks will be taken)

Handouts, if made available, can be downloaded from the MDA website
 

Presented by Nadeem Karimbux, DMD, MMSc and Hans-Peter Weber, DMD
 

This course will cover four topics.

Connections Between Oral Health and General Health

Inflammation is considered to be the common factor for many chronic diseases. This lecture will review the pathogensis of periodontal diseases. The cause and pathways of the inflammation cascade will be reviewed, with a focus on why C-reactive protein has become an important marker for systemic inflammation. There will also be a focus on cardiovascular health and diabetes.


From Basic Science To Hard and Soft Tissue Regeneration

 The clinical techniques of soft and hard tissue regeneration have advanced based on our understanding of basic science principles. This presentation will focus on the basic principles of wound healing and tooth generation. The definitions of different graft types including advantages and disadvantages of each will be reviewed. Clinical cases will also be presented.


Dental Implants in the Esthetic Zone - Dos and Don’ts

The purpose of this lecture is to review contemporary planning, surgical, and restorative key points for anterior tooth replacement. Surgical and prosthodontic procedure clinical cases will be presented. Complications of various etiologies and suggestions, and how to avoid or treat them, will be part of the lecture, as well.

Treating Edentulism - Lessons Learned
Treatment options for edentulism range from dentures to fixed full-arch prostheses. As dental clinicians, we can educate patients and recommend full-arch treatment as today’s standard of care. From diagnosis to treatment planning, there are new technologies and clinical perspectives. This course will provide market data and provisions that will make full-arch treatment affordable, acceptable, and successful.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 11, 2020 

Disclosures: None 

Allergies and Dentistry/Drug Interactions and the Top 30 Drugs Your Patient Is Taking (6hours)

Included in Dentists and Hygienists/Assistants/Staff Members Package Plan

This course will be held virtually via Zoom

9:00 am - 4:00 pm (breaks will be taken)

Handouts, if made available, can be downloaded from the MDA website
 

Presented by Ronald Brown, DDS, MS
 

This course will cover two separate topics.

Allergies and Dentistry

Course Objectives:

• Know basic information regarding the incidence of allergies
• Understand the inherent problems with evaluating the patient’s history in regard to drug allergy
• Be able to list adverse drug reactions
• Have a comprehensive understanding of humoral immune responses mediated by B- and T-lymphocytes, and antibody function
• Be able to list the four types of true allergies, and describe the etiologies and clinical appearances of each form
• Be able to describe the clinical relevance of pseudo allergies
• Be familiar with the concept of challenging a diagnosis of drug allergy, and the limitations of challenge procedures, and be able to list challenge protocols
• Be able to describe the protocol for treating drug allergies 

 

Drug Interactions and the Top 30 Drugs Your Patient Is Taking

Course Objectives: 
• Be able to list and describe the most common drug-drug interactions
• Be able to distinguish between pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic drug interactions
• Be able to list the possible lethal drug interactions encountered within the clinical practice of dentistry
• Be able to list several beneficial drug-drug interactions
• Be able to list and describe the most common drug side effects from medical prescription drugs
• Be able to list the three most common drug categories among medically prescribed pharmaceuticals
• Be able to describe the proper communication perspectives when communicating with your dental patients’
physicians with regard to drug prescription issues

FRIDAY MARCH 26, 2021
Disclosures: Consultant - Bausch Dental, Bien Air, Dental Rat, Henry Schein, Philips

Technology In Your Dental Practice/Diagnosis, Planning, and Treatment Using New 3D Technology (6hours)

Included in Dentists Package Plan
Maple Hill Farm Inn and Conference Center (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm (registration begins at 8:30 am)
Lunch included only if attendance is confirmed in advance
Handouts, if made available, can be downloaded from the MDA website

Presented By Paul Feurstein, DMD


This course will cover two separate topics.


Technology In Your Dental Practice - A Review of Current Products and a Look Into The Future
In an overview of the latest high-tech products being integrated in today’s practices, learn about products in the following areas:
road to chartless practice; cameras (digital and intraoral); digital radiography; caries and oral disease detection; computer imaging: shade taking: patient education: and the latest tech products. Specific examples, many which are used in Dr. Feuerstein’s private practice, will demystify many products and help you make intelligent design and purchase decisions. See several interesting new products that have recently come to the marketplace and some that have not yet arrived. A brief discussion of practice management and social media products will also be discussed. If you have already “gone digital,” there are plenty of tips and tidbits for you. If you have not “gone digital” yet, this course is a must. 


Course Objectives:
• Learn about the newest high-tech products
• Receive information to help make informed purchase decisions for the practice
• See how the products are used clinically in a typical general practice


Diagnosis, Planning, and Treatment Using New 3D Technology
Follow the workflow from digital impressions, Conebeam CT, implant and restoration planning, and lab processes, all with the latest digital devices, including CAD/CAM. The latest high-tech dental developments will be presented and discussed, showing specific examples. The flow begins with digital diagnostics, 3D impression devices, CAD/CAM systems, cone beam volumetric
technology, software, and implant simulation, related laboratory services and equipment, and other exciting
emerging products. Also take a look at the new restorative materials and 3D printing developments.


Course Objectives:
• Look at examples of the clinical process, from diagnosis to final treatment
• See the current and future digital impression products
• Learn the basics of cone beam software and hardware

• Receive information to help make an informed purchase decision in confusing marketplace

FRIDAY APRIL 16, 2021
Disclosures: Ivoclar, Kettenbach, Bioresearch, Gold Dust Dental Lab, Clinical Mastery Series (sponsors)

Anterior All Ceramics: From Case Selectionto Cementation (6hours)

Included in Dentists Package Plan
Maple Hill Farm Inn and Conference Center (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm (registration begins at 8:30 am)
Lunch included only if attendance is confirmed in advance
Handouts, if made available, can be downloaded from the MDA website

Presented By John Nosti, DMD

Are you wanting to perform more cosmetic dentistry in your office but are unsure which patients are great candidates, or what cement works best? Patients today are as cosmetically motivated as they have ever been. Join Dr. Nosti as he discusses case selection, smile design principles, how to order your wax-up RX, preparation designs, temporization technique, cementation, and all the records necessary from your first visit to delivery day. Case examples will be used!


Course Objectives: 
• Be able to identify which patients are candidates for anterior all ceramic restorations
• Understand proper preparation design, depending on the case circumstances and goals desired
• Understand the principles of smile design
• Learn a predictable and reliable way to temporize anterior veneers and all-ceramic cases
• Learn a step-by-step process of veneer and anterior all-ceramic cementation
• Be able to provide patients with step-by-step post-op temporary instructions to ensure proper gingival health on
seat visit
• Understand the importance of occlusion in your all-ceramic cases
• Which materials would be best suited for each case

MDA ANNUAL CONVENTION
 THURSDAY MAY 20 - 22, 2021 

THURSDAY MAY 20, 2021
Disclosures: None 


Risk Management Seminar (4.5hours)

NOT part of either Package Plan - Lunch not included

Bar Harbor Inn & Spa, Bar Harbor

12:00 am - 4:30 pm 


 

Presented by TBD...

Every practice strives to provide dental care for patients in an effective manner with the highest quality outcome.
In order to achieve that, risk and risk management associated with all treatment must be addressed, concurrently
using the latest principles and techniques available. When the proper protocols and policies are employed, patients
can be treated safely and efficiently in a controlled, risk-lowered environment. This seminar will provide the latest
claim information statistics to help mitigate risk and present cases and experiences of your colleagues who have
experienced risk exposures.


The following risk management fundamentals will be addressed in this seminar:
• Management of patient communications by choosing words wisely, listening intently, earning trust and respect,
and creating the happy and loyal patient
• Implementing office policy so the entire team utilizes the same risk and safety policies
• Providing all clinical treatment that meets or exceeds the accepted standard of care in your locality
• Understanding the basic principles of accepted chart and record documentation and the responsibilities
of protecting patient health information
• Effective patient management regarding non-clinical issues and adverse events
• Fundamentals of legal concepts, including general informed consent, vicarious liability and negligence


This seminar is comprehensive in nature and meant to provide the most current information on risk management
for you to utilize in your practice.


Additionally, dentists insured with the Professional Protector Plan® for Dentists (PPP) will receive 10% professional
liability premium credit upon renewal for three successive years. Dentists who are not insured with the PPP may be
eligible for credit by purchasing PPP coverage within one year of attending the seminar.


This course is appropriate for general and specialist dentists, associates, and staff members, with no prior
experience necessary.

FRIDAY MAY 21, 2021
Disclosures: None 

Five Patient Lifestyle Habits That Influence Healing:

Do Your Patients Have The Guts To Enjoy Oral Health?(6hours)


Included in Dentists and Hygienists/Assistants/Staff Members Package Plan

Bar Harbor Inn & Spa, Bar Harbor (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

9:00 am 12:00 pm and 1:30 - 4:30 pm (registration begins at 8:30 am)

Lunch included only if attendance is confirmed in advanceHandouts, if made available, can be downloaded from the MDA website


 

Presented by Oche Odiatu, DMD

This course will cover two topics in separate three-hour blocks.

Five Patient Lifestyle Habits That Influence Healing
Our patients don’t leave their stressful jobs, poor sleeping patterns (insomnia, apnea, snoring), their physical fitness (or lack of) or their eating patterns (mindless eating and evening feeding frenzies) in the car before they sit in our chair. There’s irrefutable scientific evidence that these habits have the ability to ramp up inflammation or dial it down. Well-adjusted, rested, physically active, healthy eating patients enjoy a physiology that supports a better response to our prevention/restorative interventions. In this high-energy, entertaining program, be prepared to have your hair blown back.


Course Objectives:       
• Discover how eating habits have the ability to dial down or ramp inflammation, and how it affects your treatment outcomes
• Learn why it’s important to identify the sleep-deprived (not just apnea) patient in your practice
• Understand why your sedentary patients don’t heal as well as your active-living patients (ALERT - 85% of your patients lead sedentary lives)
• Gain greater insight into the relationship between chronic inflammation and disease
• Develop a conversation style to positively impact your patient at the new patient and re-care exam

 

Do Your Patients Have The Guts To Enjoy Oral Health?

Do your patients have the guts to douse the flames of inflammation? Our patients’ gut flora make very powerful anti-inflammatory agents when fed key nutrients.Learn what impacts gut integrity: antibiotics, jet lag, fast food, artificial sweeteners, and what we dental pros can do! The latest science from the National Institutes of Health shows the 
microbiome impacts overall health as much as our genes. Dental industry people are the key professionals to ensure optimum functioning of the masticatory system. Attend this insightful session and enjoy a novel path to lower patients’ inflammatory burden.

Course Objectives:
• Gain insight into the science of the human microbiome
• Learn why new findings about your patients’ gut flora are shaking the foundation of health care and nutrition
• Understand why the dental professional is perfectly positioned to help all people live more vibrant lives
• Discover the foundational role of your patient’s gut integrity and their overall immunity, metabolism, cognitive function and stress resilience

 

SATURDAY MAY 22, 2021
Disclosures: Proctor & Gamble

25 Shades of Grey and a Whole Lot Less Risqué/Great Cases with New Faces (6hours)

 

Included in Dentists Package Plan

Bar Harbor Inn & Spa, Bar Harbor (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

9:00 am 12:00 pm and 1:30 - 4:30 pm (registration begins at 8:30 am)

Lunch included only if attendance is confirmed in advanceHandouts, if made available, can be downloaded from the MDA website


 

Presented by John Svirsky, DDS, M.Ed.

This course will cover two topics in separate three-hour blocks.

 

25 Shades of Grey and a Whole Lot Less Risqué

This radiology review course has a number of common cases,
in addition to some interesting unusual cases thrown in to keep the audience on their “toes.” The emphasis will be
a review of common radiolucent and radiopaque lesions. Get ready to learn, laugh, and make a difference in the
diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases.

Course Objectives: 
• Demonstrate a logical approach to diagnosis and treatment of common radiolucent lesions found on radiographs
• Demonstrate a logical approach to diagnosis and treatment of common radiopaque lesions found on radiographs
• Recognize the common radiographic lesion found in dental practices


Great Cases with New Faces

This new, interactive course will present a potpourri of interesting cases seen by Dr. Svirsky, or emailed to him over the past few years. In this course, participants learn how to describe a lesion, develop a differential diagnosis, and treat the condition. Dr. Svirsky will show how he approaches cases and arrives at a diagnosis. The audience will help Dr. Svirsky to diagnose them, as he plays the patient. Some unusual “things” might pop up!

Course Objectives:
• Develop a logical approach to the diagnosis of oral lesions
• Learn to describe and develop a differential diagnosis of various clinical cases
• Learn to treat selected oral diseases and distinguish “good from bad”

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.  The Maine Dental Association designates these activities for one to six continuing education credits. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

The Maine Dental Association 
is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider

Accepted Program Provider

FAGD / MAGD Credit

05/01/2018 to 06/30/2021