March 13, 2023

Location: Distillery 244, 244 N. Mosley, Wichita

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

Lunch and snacks provided for each registrant.

Brent Newby, DDS, MD
How to Incorporate Full Implants into Your Practice

Total CEs: 6 credit hours

About Dr. Newby

Brent Newby, DMD is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who maintains an implant and oral surgery practice in Overland Park, KS. He specializes in implant and implant related procedures such as bone grafting/ridge augmentation, soft tissue grafting, and complex dental reconstruction. Dr. Newby has a unique training in complex full arch immediate load reconstruction and performs all of his own anesthesia in addition to the surgery. He performs thousands of implant and bone grafting procedures a year which makes him a leading expert in this field. His knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion for implant dentistry sets him apart from his peers. Dr. Newby is a local and regional referral for complex cases from general dentists and dental specialists including nerve repositioning, subperiosteal implants, and zygomatic and pterygoid implants.
Dr. Newby is a native of Pratt, KS and graduated in the top of his class from University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. He then completed a 6 year oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the University of Kentucky where he also earned his medical degree. Dr. Newby is also the founder of an online educational group “Midwest Implant Dentistry Network” with over 1,000 members to date who rely on his leadership and educational efforts to further advance implant dentistry. This creates an online teaching platform that allows dentists and dental specialists the opportunity to increase their scope of practice and patient care while working on a daily basis. In his free time, Dr. Newby enjoys fitness, hunting, and family time with his wife and daughter and their dog Cooper.

Course Description:

This is a comprehensive lecture that will cover everything that is needed to know about full arch dental implants with same day immediate load. We will discuss everything from diagnosis to completion of the case with the final bridge.

Learning Objectives:

  •  Understand diagnosis and patient selection
  • Perform smile evaluation and temporization
  • Know the steps to complete definitive restorations
  • Acknowledge pitfalls and considerations
  • Implement the technique into everyday practices and business models

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February 6, 2023

Location: Hotel at Old Town Conference Center, 210 N. Mosley, Wichita

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

Lunch and snacks provided for each registrant.

Kim Laudenslager, RDH, MPA, CDIPC
OSHA / CDC / Infection Prevention and Compliance Update for Dental Professionals

Total CEs: 6 credit hours

About Kim Laudenslager

Kim received her hygiene degree from Forsyth in Boston and her Bachelor and Master of Public Administration degrees from the University of Colorado. She has been a member of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis & Prevention (OSAP) for the past 34 years, taught part-time at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine for over 30 years and served on the Colorado Dental Board for 8 years. Kim was one of the first dental professionals in the United States to pass and earn her Certificate in Dental Infection Prevention and Control (CDIPC) and she loves to share her practical advice on how to manage and maintain compliance with dental related OSHA and CDC Infection Prevention Guidelines.

Course Description:

The course will be a fast-paced review of material OSHA requires for annual training. The most current information available on infection prevention procedures, emerging infectious diseases and respiratory protection will be presented. Topics covered will include; CDC recommended infection control guidelines in dentistry, review of exposure incident protocol, record keeping protocol, dental unit waterline protocol and infectious waste disposal guidelines.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the various regulatory agencies as they relate to dental infection prevention and workplace safety.
  • Introduce checklist to maintain dental office compliance with OSHA and CDC guidelines.
  • Describe key safety elements related to OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens and Airborne Pathogens.
  • Describe key elements of OSHA’s Hazard Communications Standard.
  • List CDC’s principles to Infection Prevention in Dentistry.

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Member Mingle, January 12, 2023

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Location: River City Brewing, 150 N. Mosley

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

This is one of our favorite events and can’t wait to kickoff 2023 with it! Meet our new members, spend time with friends and colleagues, and enjoy some good food and drink. It’s a casual, fun time you don’t want to miss.

RSVP encouraged. Dentists are encouraged to bring their spouse/guest.

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November 14, 2022

Location: Distillery 244, 244 N. Mosley, Wichita

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

Lunch and snacks provided for each registrant.

Foroud Hakim, DDS
Work Smarter, Not Harder (AM) and Diagnosis & Treatment of the Complex Restorative Patient (PM)

Total CEs: 6 credit hours

About Dr. Hakim

Dr. Foroud Hakim is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker with an unwavering passion for all aspects of contemporary restorative dentistry. He is particularly motivated to help colleagues in improving treatment outcomes, patient’s experiences, as well as practice efficiency. He thrives on audience participation and interactive learning models Dr. Hakim has balanced private practice and dental education for 31 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. He splits his time between “real world/wet fingered” private practice, and teaching dental students at University of the Pacific, as well as colleagues across the country.

He earned his DDS in 1991 and went on to earn his MBA in 2000. He is former Vice Chair of the Dept. of Restorative Dentistry and is also active in research and publication. He is the course director for Occlusion, TMJ & Advanced Restorative Concepts. He has also served as a director in the Pacific Esthetics, Complex Care &Implant clinics. He earned his DDS in 1991 and went on to earn his MBA in 2000. His areas of focus range from predictable and lasting adhesion, minimally invasive single tooth dentistry all the way through to full mouth esthetic rehabilitation and smile design.

Working Smarter Not Harder – Indirect Restorations:

Starting from single tooth restorations, and growing in complexity to full esthetic and functional rehabilitation, the spectrum of contemporary crown and bridge topics are visited. The course will offer particular attention, insight and instruction as it relates to practice efficiency, predictability, eliminating redos, patient satisfaction and profitability.

Learning Objectives:

  • Improving speed while increasing quality.
  • Treatment planning for success.

Diagnosis and Treatment of the Complex Restorative Patient:

Vertical dimension loss, crowding, misposition, erosive disease, destructive parafunction, inadequate restorative space, unrealistic expectations and challenging patient psychologies are some of the factors that can complicate diagnostics, treatment planning and restorative delivery. This course takes a case-based approach to reviewing a myriad of complex case types including those that require a multidisciplinary approach to care. This program promotes audience interaction and encourages attendees to share challenging cases from their own practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Diagnostics including models and articulation.
  • A 4-stage approach to patient care.
  • Verbal ques, habits and red flags that should never be missed.
  • Analogue and digital case design.
  • Effective communication with the complex patient.
  • The importance of incorporating pre-prosthetic orthodontics in differential treatment planning.

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October 17, 2022

Location: Distillery 244, 244 N. Mosley, Wichita

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

Lunch and snacks provided for each registrant.

Todd Snyder, DDS, FAACD, FIADFE, ASDA
Creating the Win (AM) and PITStop Perfection (PM)

Total CEs: 6 credit hours

About Dr. Snyder

Dr. Todd C. Snyder received his doctorate in dental surgery at the UCLA School of Dentistry and trained at the F.A.C.E. institute for complex gnathological (functional) and temporomandibular joint disorders. Dr. Snyder is the 77th Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics. He is also a member of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics and a Diplomat of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Snyder has been on the faculty at U.C.L.A. where he helped create and co-direct the first (in the world) two-year graduate program in Aesthetic and Cosmetic Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Snyder lectures both nationally and internationally on numerous aspects of dental materials, techniques, equipment, marketing, technology & business. He is a consultant for numerous dental manufacturing companies. Dr. Snyder has been published and featured in many books and dental journals worldwide. Dr. Snyder owns a software company and an online dental training program: www.Legion.Dentist.

Dr. Snyder is also a professional race car driver and entrepreneur. He practices Cosmetic and Restorative dentistry in Laguna Niguel, CA and Las Vegas, NV.

Morning Lecture: Creating the Win

New Tools in Marketing, Internet, Social Media and More Do you want to have a busier dental practice? Are your current marketing efforts working as well as you would like? How current is your website’s code? Is anyone managing your website and internet content on a weekly or daily basis? Do you get calls and emails weekly offering you help on your website and internet? Are you wanting help, but it seems too overwhelming, and you don’t know where to begin or who to trust managing your online presence? Find out how easy it can be and where you can have employees assist in updating and adding relevant internet information and social media to propel your dental business to the front of internet search engines.

Learning Objectives:

  • Branding.
  • Internet presence.
  • Websites.
  • Videos and photography.
  • Social media.
  • Creating valuable content.
  • Writing a blog.

Afternoon Lecture: PITStop Perfection

The key to a successful business is good systems, tools and protocols in place for the practice to run efficiently. The most important aspect of any dental business starts with the team! IF your team has not been trained or given the tools to optimally handle all aspects of the business and interactions with clients on any topic then you are not prepared.They should be training with you on procedures, materials, and more. Good marketing and customer service and a well-trained team are the keys to a successful practice.[Th

Learning Objectives:

  • Communication Skills
  • Scheduling & Collections
  • Technology to streamline the office
  • Diagnostic tools
  • Quick restorations
  • Marketing, Social Media, Blogs, Newsletters & more

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Pickleball Tournament, September 24, 2022

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Location: Chicken and Pickle, 1240 N Greenwich Rd

Time: 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Cost: $25 registration fee per team (2 member teams)

Join the WDDS for the 1st Annual Pickleball Tournament. Your team could be the first to claim the WDDS Pickleball Trophy! All members are welcome to attend and watch the competition. Some food and non-alcoholic drinks provided.

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President’s Dinner, September 19, 2022

Monday, September 19, 2022

Location: YaYa’s, 8115 E. 21st Street North

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Join us for a private evening dinner on the patio at YaYa’s to honor outgoing President John Lewis and welcome the newly-elected Maxwell White as the 2022-2023 WDDS President. This is a great evening of fellowship with your dental colleagues.

RSVP required. Dentists are encouraged to bring their spouse/guest.

Cost: $55/person

September 19, 2022

Location: Distillery 244, 244 N. Mosley, Wichita

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

Lunch and snacks provided for each registrant.

Anthony Mennito, DMD
Why Digital, Why Now

Total CEs: 6 credit hours

About Dr. Mennito

Dr. Anthony Mennito (Tony) is a private practice dentist and affiliate faculty member at MUSC College of Dental Medicine in Charleston, SC. For the past 12 years he has taught CADCAM dentistry at MUSC and directed the digital dentistry clinics. His private practice mirrors his dental philosophy of utilizing technology and continuing education to obtain the best patient outcomes. He is an experienced user on digital systems made by Planmeca, Dentsply Sirona, iTero and 3Shape. He lectures nationally and internationally and currently has 21 published papers on the topics of digital dentistry and dental materials. In his free time, Dr. Mennito enjoys surfing, soccer, travel and photography.

Course Description:

Let’s face it – change is scary. Adding a new piece of technology into a practice can be intimidating, both for the dentist and their team. In this open and honest presentation, Dr. Tony Mennito will share his decade of experience as a digital dentist and educator while reviewing current technologies and how they might fit your practice style and help improve everything from the patient experience to clinical outcomes to staff (and dentist) satisfaction. Our present and future in dentistry is digital. Implementing this technology in the right way can make all the difference between a scary experience and a transformational one.

Learning Objectives:

  • review current intra-oral scanners including tips for successful utilization
  • discuss in-office milling and how single visit dentistry can set your practice apart
  • examine CBCT as the diagnostic workhorse you never knew you needed
  • debate the value of 3D printing including the near constant evolution of material choices

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