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March 11, 2019

Dr. Roger Levin
Winning Strategies for Increasing Production

Total CEs: 6 credit hours

Location: Scottish Rite Center at 332 E. 1st Street North, Wichita

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (doors open at 8:00 a.m.)

Lunch and snacks provided for each registrant.

About Dr. Levin:
Considered the foremost authority on dental practice success, Dr. Levin has dedicated his career to improving the lives of dentists. Dr. Levin is a third-generation general dentist and the Chairman and CEO of Levin Group, Inc., a leading dental management consulting firm that has worked with over 26,000 dentists and specialists.

One of the most sought-after speakers in dentistry today, Dr. Levin frequently lectures at major dental meetings. The author of 68 books and more than 4,300 articles, he is a regular contributor to JADA, Dental Economics, Inside Dentistry and other industry publications. He has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Time magazine.

Throughout his career, Dr. Levin has received numerous honors including the Dental Excellence Award for the best practice management consultant from DrBicuspid.com. For 13 consecutive years, he has been named one of the “Leaders in Dental Consulting” by Dentistry Today. Recently, he was honored to be named one of the “32 Most Influential People in Dentistry” by Benco’s Incisal Edge magazine and one of “The 10 Most Interesting Dentists” by Dentist’s Money Digest.

Dr. Levin has a personal mission of creating practice success for every dentist and is committed to the continual improvement of the profession.

Lecture:
Winning Strategies for Increasing Production (AGD Code 550)
The rules of dentistry have changed and will keep changing. What will it take to keep up? Dr. Roger P. Levin will show doctors and staff amazing ways to thrive—not merely survive—in today’s new dental world!

This will be one of the most motivating, intensive and exciting seminars on practice management you will ever attend. As a third-generation dentist and CEO of Levin Group, Dr. Levin understands that all dentists want to continually improve their practices and thoroughly enjoy what they do. This seminar will provide leading-edge management insights and innovations, so that attendees can guarantee growth in a low-stress environment.

Since 1985, Dr. Levin has dedicated his career to improving the lives of dentists through innovative practice management solutions. In this seminar—based on extensive analysis from the Levin Group—doctors and team members will learn easy, practical and immediately useful concepts for creating a highly successful practice.

Learning objectives:

  • The key targets that practices must hit every month and year
  • How to analyze and control overhead
  • The pathway for team improvement and accountability
  • The “No-Stress” Practice plan for future growth
  • Critical systems every practice needs
  • Internal and online marketing for increasing the number of new patients
  • How to effectively manage the practice’s online reputation

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February 11, 2019

John H. Molinari, Ph.D.
Infection Control & OSHA Update: That Thing You Do

Total CEs: 6 credit hours (satisfies OSHA Requirements)

Location: Scottish Rite Center at 332 E. 1st Street North, Wichita

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (doors open at 8:00 a.m.)

Lunch and snacks provided for each registrant.

About Dr. Molinari:
Dr. Molinari is Professor Emeritus at the University of Detroit Mercy, where he served for 32 years in the School of Dentistry as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Director of Infection Control. Currently, he is Infection Control Director for DENTAL ADVISOR in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has published over 500 scientific articles, text chapters, and abstracts in the areas of microbiology and immunology, and lectures nationally and internationally on topics dealing with infectious diseases and infection control.

He is a founder and Past-President of OSAP, and is also co-author of the text Cottone’s Practical Infection Control in Dentistry. He has served as a consultant for the CDC, ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, Council on Dental Practice, and regional hospitals.  Dr. Molinari also was Chairman of the State of Michigan Governor’s Risk Reduction and AIDS Policy Commission. Previously, he was the Infection Control section editor for The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, a member of the Editorial Board for The Journal of the American Dental Association and contributed a monthly column for Dental Economics. In recognition of his efforts, Dr. Molinari was inducted as an honorary member of the Michigan Dental Association, the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists, and was a recipient of the ADA Golden Apple Award.

Lecture:
Infection Control & OSHA Update: That Thing You Do (AGD Code 148)
This seminar will provide an update on occupational blood borne and respiratory infection risks for dental health-care professionals, as well as a practical discussion of current infection prevention regulations and recommendations for dentistry. The most recent CDC recommendations concerning blood borne pathogens and infection control will be presented, along with updates on OSHA regulations as they pertain to dental settings. Hand hygiene, vaccinations, and other preventive measures (i.e. personal protective equipment, instrument reprocessing, disinfection, and dental water asepsis) are frameworks for this presentation.

This seminar will also discuss representative viral and bacterial respiratory diseases which present occupational challenges for dental health care providers. These include influenza, pertussis, tuberculosis, as well as airborne infections caused by Legionella bacteria. Infectious disease challenges and prevention strategies will be used to reinforce the application of standard precautions during patient treatment. The most recent evidence-based information is also discussed to address certain issues where perceptions and misuse of infection control procedures and products are in conflict with scientific and clinical knowledge.

Learning objectives:

  • understand the most recent updates for CDC infection control recommendations.
  • understand the rationale for effective, hand hygiene procedures as fundamental components of an infection control program.
  • describe the challenges bloodborne and respiratory infections present to dental healthcare workers
  • comprehend the most current vaccination recommendations for dental personnel
  • describe recent technology advances and protocols for instrument processing and sterilization
  • understand how to effectively monitor reprocessing and sterilization procedures
  • describe the use of disposables and disinfectants used in environmental surface asepsis.
  • describe factors which can lead to dental unit waterline (DUWL) contamination.
  • comprehend practical strategies which can minimize DUWL contamination.

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November 12, 2018

Joanne L. Prasad, DDS, MPH
Be Prepared: Path Happens

Total CEs: 6 credit hours

Location: Scottish Rite Center at 332 E. 1st Street North, Wichita

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (doors open at 8:00 a.m.)

Lunch and snacks provided for each registrant.

About Dr. Prasad:

Dr. Joanne Prasad is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial pathologist and an Associate Professor in the School of Dental Medicine (SDM) at the University of Pittsburgh, where she has been teaching predoctoral, dental hygiene, and graduate students and residents since 2005. She is director of courses in histology, oral and maxillofacial pathology, and the biological sciences. Dr. Prasad also serves as a staff surgical pathologist and consultant for the biopsy service of the faculty practice. In addition to her teaching responsibilities and providing oral pathology services at her school, Dr. Prasad was recently appointed Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs.

Her current research interests vary from the histologic profile of oral lesions to topics related to dental public health and education. She has been published in various journals, including JADA, Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology, Head and Neck Pathology, and the Journal of Dental Education. Dr. Prasad earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1995. She then completed a General Practice Residency at Fletcher Allen Health Care (Burlington, VT), an Internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Charity Hospital (New Orleans, LA), as well as a 3-year residency program in oral and maxillofacial pathology at The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens (Flushing, NY). Most recently, she earned a Master in Public Health degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Lecture:
Be Prepared: Path Happens! (AGD Code 730)
Enhance your diagnostic skills, build self-confidence in managing pathologic conditions, and come learn about some current “hot topics” in oral pathology. This course is designed for general dentists, specialists, and hygienists, and includes a comprehensive review of relevant topics in oral pathology. Topics discussed will include: epithelial pathology from dysplasia to carcinoma, identification and management of premalignant lesions, the efficacy of commercially available “cancer detecting” products, ongoing research into the pathogenesis of odontogenic tumors, current World Health Organization classification of odontogenic lesions, clinicoradiographic-pathologic features of odontogenic cysts and tumors, impact of medications on oral hard and soft tissues, and common differentials in oral pathology.

The course will emphasize the diagnostic features, as well as the management and treatment options, of various pathologies. The course will also include an interactive clinicopathologic correlation session, where attendees can actively practice their diagnostic skills and are encouraged to participate in the discussion.

Learning objectives:

  1. Recognize and describe clinical features of premalignant and malignant oral epithelial lesions and identify the most appropriate management approach for each case.
  2. Describe the pros and cons of currently available “cancer detecting” products.
  3. Recognize and describe the clinical and radiographic features of various oral pathologic lesions and conditions.
  4. Identify the best approaches in managing various oral pathologic lesions and conditions.
  5. Discuss some of the current research efforts related to odontogenic tumors.
  6. Recognize and manage (or mitigate) the impact of medications on oral soft and hard tissues.

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October 1, 2018

Location: Scottish Rite Center at 332 E. 1st Street North, Wichita

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (doors open at 8:00 a.m.)

Lunch and snacks provided for each registrant.

David Harris, CFE, CPA, CMA, CFF, MBA
Swindles, Cheats, and Scams: External Threats to the Dental Office

Total CEs: 4 credit hours (Additional 2 hours of ethics offered same day by Dr. Squire)

Dr. Charles Squire
TBD

Total CEs: 2 ethics credit hours (Additional 4 hour course on practice management offered same day by David Harris)

About David Harris:
A rule-breaker in his youth, David Harris changed his direction and has spent much of his adult life in the wor ld of investigation and enforcement, where he uses his unrivaled ability to understand the criminal thought process to help educate and protect dentists. David is the Chief Executive Officer of Prosperident, the world’s largest firm investigating financial crimes committed against dentists.

David is a licensed private investigator, a CPA, and is “dual certified” in fraud investigation. He has lectured at universities in four countries in the faculties of business, law and dentistry. David is a prolific author and frequent guest speaker at regional, national and international dental conferences and his vast wealth of experience, coupled with his keen sense of humor make David both an engaging and entertaining speaker.

Lecture:
“Swindles, Cheats, and Scams: External Threats to the Dental Office” (AGD code 550)
It’s a dangerous time to own a dental practice. Many people with criminal intent consider dental offices to be prime targets for their activities. In the “internet era,” an alarm system isn’t sufficient to protect you, your office or your staff, but there are things every practice can and should do to make themselves less appealing to criminals.

Learning objectives:
This presentation examines often overlooked external threats to the dental office including:

  • Identity theft
  • Medication scams
  • Phishing and internet hacking

About Dr. Squire:

Dr. Charles Squire received a DDS degree for UMKC SOD, completed a Hospital Rotating Dental Internship with the Leavenworth, KS VA and a Certificate in Periodontics from Univ. of Southern Calif. and the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center in Santa Monica, Calif.  He is clinically retired from his specialty practice of Periodontics in Wichita.

Dr. Squire currently serves as President of the Kansas Dental Board and as a Regent of the American College of Dentists.  The Mission of the College is to promote Excellence, Leadership, Professional and Ethics.

He is the Immediate Past President of UMKC SOD’s Dental Alumni Association as well as a member of the SOD’s Rinehart Foundation Board of Directors and the UMKC University wide Alumni Association’s BoD.

The Donated Dental Service Program of Kansas is a special personal interest and he has served on the Dental Lifeline Network – Kansas’ Board of Directors since its inception in 1996.

The promotion of conversations involving ethical behavior and professionalism among his dental colleagues continues as a part of his service to dentistry.

Lecture:
TBD (AGD code 550)

Learning objectives:
TBD

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September 10, 2018

Cameron A. Kuehne DMD, MS
TMD Made Easy & Dental Sleep Medicine for the General Dentist

Total CEs: 6 credit hours

Location: Scottish Rite Center at 332 E. 1st Street North, Wichita

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (doors open at 8:00 a.m.)

Lunch and snacks provided for each registrant.

About Dr. Kuehne:
Cameron A. Kuehne DMD, MS has accumulated over 3000 hours of continuing education related to craniofacial pain, sleep disorders, and pain management. He obtained a Master of Science degree in the areas of craniofacial pain and dental sleep medicine from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Kuehne is a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain, a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine. His practice is accredited through the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Lecture:
“TMD Made Easy” (AGD code 730)
What causes people to grind their teeth? Stress, correct? Recent studies have suggested that the airway may be the cause of bruxism in some people. TMD conditions can be induced by bruxism. As more studies continue to be undertaken, we are starting to see that these issues may all be connected. Dr. Kuehne will cover the basics of the anatomy associated with the TM joint, the most commonly seen tmj issues and how to properly diagnose/treat those issues, and how obstructive sleep apnea is related to TMD.

Learning objectives:

  • Basic anatomy of the jaw
  • The difference between the most common TMD symptoms seen in the dental practice
  • How to treat these problems
  • Connection to bruxism and sleep apnea
  • Case presentations

 

Lecture:
“Dental Sleep Medicine for the General Dentist” (AGD code 200)
General dentists are in the unique position of seeing their patients every six months on average. It should be every dentist’s responsibility to screen and, when appropriate, treat their patient base for the serious medical condition known as obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Kuehne will lead a discussion that will include the basics of upper airway anatomy, an overview of the importance of treating obstructive sleep apnea, screening and diagnosing, examination, appliance selection, side effects of oral appliances, and practical pearls for treating obstructive sleep apnea.

Learning objectives:

  • Basic anatomy of the airway
  • How to interpret a polysomnogram
  • Oral appliance therapy
  • Titration of the oral appliance
  • Managing side effects of oral appliance therapy

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