Integrative Approaches to Pain/Life Is Your Best Medicine

with Tieraona Low Dog, MD

(6 CE credits for Maine licensure)

Friday May 29, 2020 at 8:30 PM - 4:30 PM   Disclosures: Dr. Low Dog's Apothecary, LLC

(6 hrs) This course will cover two topics in separate three-hour blocks.  NOT Included in Dentists Package Plan


TITLE: Integrative Approaches to Pain

Course Description

Data show that more than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain - more than those with heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. While opioids are powerful allies in the management of pain, the risk of addiction, depression, central hypogonadism, sleep-disordered breathing, infections, cognitive impairment, falls, non-vertebral fractures, and mortality are increased in populations taking these medications long-term. Clinicians should be aware of the evidence of efficacy and safety for the use of complementary and integrative approaches to the management of pain, including an understanding of which conditions might be most amenable to these interventions.


Learning Objectives :

  • Discuss the pros and cons of prescription drugs used for pain management

  • Describe the benefits and risks of using over-the-counter analgesic medications

  • Describe the evidence and risks of dietary supplements commonly used by patients for pain management

  • Describe three strategies to enhance the patient experience using non-pharmacologic pain management solutions

TITLE: Life Is Your Best Medicine 

Course Description

Modern science is now confirming what many indigenous peoples long believed, that much of our health and vitality comes from the way we live our lives, and from the choices that we make each and every day. It has also confirmed that our resiliency, our ability to bounce back and move forward, is stronger when we are physically, emotionally and spiritually nourished.  


Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the effects of chronic stress on work performance and risk for depression, anxiety, heart disease, and other disease

  • Describe how meditation, physical activity, rest, music, and other lifestyle factors can positively impact physical and emotional health

  • Identify strategies for reducing fatigue, improving sleep, and increasing emotional well-being

  • Describe three ways to improve their nutrition

25 Shades of Grey and a

Whole Lot Less Risque

with John A. Svirsky, DDS, MEd 

(6 CE credits for Maine licensure)


Saturday May 30, 2020 at 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   Disclosures: Procter & Gamble

(6 hrs) This course will cover two topics in separate three-hour blocks.  Included in Dentists Package Plan

TITLE: 25 Shades of Grey and a Whole lot less Risque

Course Description

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. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate a logical approach to the diagnosis and treatment of common radiolucent lesions found on radiographs.

  • Demonstrate a logical approach to the diagnosis and treatment of common radiopaque lesions found on radiographs.

  • Recognize the common radiographic lesion found in dental practices. 

TITLE: Great Cases with New Faces

Course Description

This new interactive course for 2020 will present a potpourri of interesting cases seen by me or emailed to me over the past few years. In this course participants learn how to describe a lesion, develop a differential diagnosis and treat the condition. I will show how I approach cases and arrive at a diagnosis. The audience of course will help me to diagnose them as I play the patient. Some unusual "things" might pop up! A good time is to be had by all.


Learning Objectives

  • Develop a logical approach to the diagnosis of oral lesions.

  • Learnto describe and develop a differential diagnosis of various clinical cases.

  • Learn to treat selected oral diseases and distinguish "good from bad". 

Dental Student/New Member Lunch & Learn

Avoioding Litigation As A Newly Practicing Dentist

with Mark Lavoie, Esq.

(No CE credits for this course)

Saturday May 30, 2020 at 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Disclosures: Norman Hanson Detroy

This course will include an overview of malpractice liability and will discuss
several important areas of risk management.


Learning Objectives: 

  • An understanding of the basics of malpractice liability

  • Tips for effective communication with patients to establish realistic

       treatment goals

  • How to avoid documentation pitfalls

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