May 17, 2021

Sung K. Kim, DDS
Dental Radiology – Utilizing CBCT Imaging in Dentistry

Total CEs: 6 credit hours

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.

About Dr. Kim:
Sung K. Kim, D.D.S., graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with distinction in mechanical engineering. He then received his doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Colorado Denver School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Kim served patients in both public health and private practices for several years before deciding to specialize in oral and maxillofacial radiology. He completed his residency training at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Kim joined the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in the fall of 2015 as director of the oral and maxillofacial radiology clinic, assistant professor and radiation safety officer.

Dr. Kim serves as a reviewer for several journals including Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology, DentoMaxilloFacial Radiology, American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, and MedEdPORTAL.

He is a diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, a member of the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America, the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, Nebraska Dental Association, and Lincoln District Dental Association.

Lecture:
Dental Radiology – Utilizing CBCT Imaging in Dentistry (AGD Code 730)
This course is designed for dental teams who are considering or have been utilizing CBCT imaging for their practice. The course will address the benefit of CBCT in the diagnosis, treatment planning, and delivery of therapy in oral surgery, endodontics, implant placement and oral pathology/medicine. The course will also discuss the principles of CBCT interpretation to aid the practitioner to develop a healthy interpretation protocol, which is an essential building block necessary in the development of interpretation skills. It will also cover radiographic anatomy and terminology, various pathology, and CBCT artifacts. No prior CBCT interpretation experience is necessary for this course.

Learning Objectives:
After attending this course, the participant should be able to:
• Familiarize with numerous CBCT applications in dentistry
• Understand the basic principles of CBCT interpretation
• Broaden the scope of pathology and normal variants captured in CBCT

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April 15, 2021

Tija Hunter
Ethics in Today’s Dentistry

Total CEs: 2-Hours Ethics Credit Offered

Location: Chicken and Pickle, 1240 N. Greenwich Road, Wichita

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Food and most drinks provided.

Sponsored by Patterson Dental
Ethics is ingrained in the dentistry profession; we must treat patients the way we want to be treated. Yet so much more goes into being a practice owner and creating a successful practice. In this engaging ethics course, you’ll leave with a better understanding of ethics regarding patient relations and delegation of duties, participate in discussions about substance abuse and ethical dilemmas, and learn to explain the principles or values present in clinical decisions.

Tija Hunter is the course instructor and a former recipient of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry distinction. She hails from the St. Louis Missouri area, where she works as a dental assistant and office manager. Tia is a member of the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA), holds the honor of Master, and is residing Vice President. She also was recently named Editor of Dental Assisting Digest.

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March 1, 2021

Lee Ann Brady
The Art of Treatment Planning and Case Presentation

Total CEs: 6 credit hours

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.

About Lee Ann Brady:
Dr. Lee Ann Brady is a privately practicing dentist and nationally recognized educator, lecturer, and author. With an extensive history in leadership, she is currently Director of Education of the Pankey Institute. Dr. Brady has also developed a vast library of online instruction at leeannbrady.com and restorativenation.com. She practices in Glendale, Arizona and is a member of the editorial boards for the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, Inside Dentistry and Dentaltown Magazine.

Lecture:
The Art of Treatment Planning and Case Presentation (AGD Code 550)
This interactive lecture will present a systemized approach to treatment planning and case presentation. This comprehensive approach covers the areas of esthetics, function and health. We will look at the decision points and data necessary to plan for success in all three areas. Participants will get to put the system into practice by actively treatment planning multiple cases during the program, and discussing them with peers, then seeing how the cases were ultimately managed.

Learning Objectives:
• Treatment Planning System
• Esthetic and Functional Exam & Diagnosis
• Creating a case presentation
• Interactive Treatment Planning

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February 8, 2021

Nancy Dewhirst, RDH, BS
Infection Control and OSHA Certification

Total CEs: 6 credit hours

Location: TBD

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

Lunch and snacks provided for each registrant.

About Nancy Dewhirst:
Ms. Dewhirst graduated from the University of Southern California, practiced dental hygiene for 20 years and is adjunct dental hygiene faculty at West Coast University. Ms. Dewhirst is consistently listed as one of the nation’s “Leaders in CE”, presents over 80 seminars a year, is featured at major U.S. and Canadian Dental Conferences, and is a member of the California Dental Association Speakers Bureau. She has had many articles published in dental peer-reviewed journals and has contributed to dental textbooks.

Lecture:
Infection Control and OSHA Certification (AGD Code 148)
This course covers OSHA-required training topics with an emphasis on disease transmission and prevention from the perspective of both employee and patient protection. CDC recommendations, OSHA regulations and professional standards are linked to practice using activities, product examples and demonstrations. Usual and extraordinary risks and precautions are considered with practical answers based on research.

Learning Objectives:
• Written safety program
• Biofilms, epidemics and accidents
• Standard and transmission-based precautions
• Safe practices and effective product use

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November 2, 2020

Randy F. Huffines, DD
Successfully Treating Older Adults: Techniques for the Entire Dental Team

Total CEs: 6 credit hours

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.

About Dr. Huffines:
For over 35 years, Dr. Randy Huffines has treated older and medically complex adults in a traditional private practice, nursing homes, and hospitals. For 27 years he was Director of Geriatric Dentistry at the Quillen Medical Center in Johnson City, TN. Randy is recognized as one of the country’s leading experts on aging, medically complex patients and oral health and is one of only a handful of practicing clinicians in the United States who has completed a two-year postdoctoral Fellowship in Geriatric Dentistry. He is a Past President and a Fellow of the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry, Fellow of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, and Diplomate of the American Board Special Care Dentistry and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Scotland. He served as the first chair of the group developing the computerized oral health record that became the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics. In 2004 he was appointed to the American Dental Association’s Elder Care Task Force. He has served on the Editorial Board of two major dental drug references. Randy has held faculty appointments in colleges of dentistry, medicine, nursing, and allied health sciences. Despite these responsibilities, Dr. Huffines has spent most of his workweek as a “wet-fingered” clinician providing comprehensive dental care to older and medically complex patients. This extensive practical experience is evident throughout his courses as he illustrates concepts with the thousands of patients he has personally treated.

Lecture:
Successfully Treating Older Adults: Techniques for the Entire Dental Team (AGD code 750)
According to ADA statistics, 30% of the income in the typical general practice today comes from treating patients over 60. This percentage will increase rapidly as the number of these patients double to over 79 million during the practice life of current dental graduates. These aging boomers have a very different attitude towards dentistry than did their predecessors. They no longer consider tooth loss an inevitable consequence of aging and are willing to “put their money where their mouth is” if the dental team is trained to meet their unique needs.

Providing quality dental care for these patients can be very rewarding but also very challenging due to an array of complex dental and medical conditions that become more common as we age. For example, root caries is now a common and often frustrating clinical problem requiring unique preventive and restorative techniques. Older patients were excluded in the classic periodontal treatment studies which have led to many myths about periodontal health and aging. Medication use is more common as we age causing a variety of problems such as xerostomia, poor hemostasis, gingival overgrowth, and adverse drug interactions. Visual and/or hearing impairments can lead to misunderstandings between the patient and the dental team. Medical conditions such as stroke, cardiovascular disease, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, to name a few, require alteration in “normal” dental treatment to assure a successful outcome.

Although most seniors are no longer edentulous, there is still a tremendous need for esthetic and functional conventional and implant supported prostheses. In this entertaining and informative presentation, solutions to common everyday problems that arise with older patients are clearly explained to give you increased confidence when treating seniors. Techniques are elucidated by extensive use of clinical images and video clips so they can immediately be put into practice. In addition to handouts, course participants will be given free access to online resources they can use in their practices. Catch the Age Wave and prepare your practice for a successful present and future!

Learning objectives:
• Gain confidence treating adults with cardiovascular disease, dementia, stroke, Parkinson’s, COPD, and cancer
• Properly manage patients on “blood thinners” (anticoagulants and antiplatelets)
• Describe the new bisphosphonate recommendations
• Apply the new ADA preventive guidelines to seniors (including SDF)
• Use innovative techniques for restoring root caries
• Avoid communication problems with older adults
• Apply heterogeneity of aging to treatment planning
• Manage xerostemia with newly developed products
• Apply the new ADA antibiotic guidelines to seniors
• Dispel myths about periodontal disease and aging
• Understand innovative prosthetic techniques for seniors

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