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Annual Session : 2014 CE Speakers

Thursday, May 15

Mr. Phil Olsen
is President of Know Your Strengths (KYS), a full-service firm specializing in assessing human capabilities and matching talents with tasks. He is a Certified DynaMetrics Professional (CDMP) with Professional DynaMetric Programs. CDMP is PDP's highest attainable credential dealing with the recognition of human potential and its applications in human performance.
 
8-9 am: "Integrity Begins With Me". Today our world is desperate for leaders and role models, but we want to be influenced by people we can trust. Each of us should strive to be men and women of good character who possess and demonstrate desirable qualities such as honesty, integrity, loyalty and self-control. The decisions and choices we make every day bear real consequences. As our character is being formed in us, our actions truly do speak louder than our words. In fact, LA Rams Coach Chuck Knox used to tell Phil and his teammates, "What you do speaks so well that others won't have to hear what you say." Phil spent nine years as a defensive lineman in the National Football League. During his keynote presentation, he will be sharing stories and insights about the value of character and personal integrity as well as the importance of making good choices and wise decisions.
 
9:30-11:30 am: "Understanding Personal Strengths". This session will focus on helping people to discover and understand the uniqueness of their personal strengths while also helping them to learn how to recognize, appreciate and respect the strengths of others. The goal of this session will be to help attendees understand the importance of "matching talent with tasks" so that employees within a dental practice can be placed in positions where they will be both productive and successful.
 
Ms. Kim Laudenslager was an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine from 1982-2012 and practices dental hygiene part-time. She received her hygiene degree from Forsyth in Boston and her Bachelor and Master of Public Administration Health Care Management degrees from the University of Colorado. Kim is an active member of the Organization for Safety & Asepsis Procedures Research Foundation (OSAP), has served as chairperson for the CDHA Quality Assurance Committee since 1984 and served on the Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners from 1995-2002.
 
9:30 am-noon: "Bloodborne Pathogens Update and Managing Exposures in the Dental Office". This course will review updated information on bloodborne pathogens to include Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. The course will also review the risks of occupational exposures in the dental setting and proper postexposure protocols. Learn about the most recent CDC Guidelines for Managing Occupational Exposure Incidents, as well as proper documentation and reporting requirements. When an exposure happens, timely management is critical. This course will review current research and guidelines to help make sure you are prepared to manage exposures in your dental practice.
 
Dr. Thomas Pitts received his B.A. at the University of Nevada, Reno and in 1965 earned his D.D.S. from the University of Pacific. In 1970 Dr. Pitts earned his M.S.D. & Certificate of Orthodontics from the University of Washington. Currently, Dr. Pitts is an Associate Clinical Professor of Orthodontics University of Pacific, plus practices orthodontics at his clinic in Killeen, TX. He is also a Clinical & Practice Management Consultant with Pitts & Company and lectures globally with emphasis on orthodontic finishing and smile arc protection.
 
1-4 pm: "Esthetics & Function as it Relates to Multidisciplinary/Rehabilitative Dentistry". The objectives of the session include: Defining facial and smile esthetic standards; Looking at function from a pragmatic point of view; Look at cases whereby the disciplines of dentistry team up to obtain beautiful results; TMD involvement; and, Working together as a team.
 
Ms. Holly Arends is the Clinical IT Manager for HealthPOINT. She comes to HealthPOINT with more than 15 years in the health information field with special emphasis on people and processes. Holly is certified as a Registered Health Information Technician by the American Health Information Management Association.
 
1-3 pm: "Protecting Patient Information in an Electronic Environment". Is your office in compliance with the new HIPAA requirements? All health care providers--including dentists--must comply with the requirements put in place by the Affordable Care Act. Learn what is required of you, including new business associate agreements and methods for preventing a patient information breach. The results of a breach, accidently or maliciously, could cost you both thousands of dollars and your professional reputation.
 
Friday, May 16
 
Dr. Michael Rohrer received his undergraduate and dental degrees from the University of Michigan as well as the Master of Science in Oral Pathology following service in the Army and several years in general practice. Currently, Dr. Rohrer is a professor at the University of Minnesota, where he received the Century Club Professor of the Year Award in 2009. He has four patents in the field of sterilization by microwaves, has published over 120 research articles and has received 55 research grants and contracts.
 
8-9:30 am: "Cold Sores, Canker Sores and Other Sores". How can I nail the diagnosis or oral ulcerations? Do I need to biopsy all these lesions? How can I make my patients with ulcers friends for life? These questions will be answered.
 
10-11:30 am: "Radiolucent/Radiopaque Lesions". How can I come up with a differential diagnosis for radiolucent and radiopaque lesions? Which should I worry about more, radiolucent or radiopaque lesions? Is pulp testing worthwhile? Why aren't all periapical lesions cysts? These questions will be answered.
 
1-1:45 pm: "Lumps and Bumps". What's hiding under the surface? Which common bumps should I worry about the most? Which is more dangerous, a bump on the upper lip or lower lip? These questions will be answered.
 
2-2:45 pm: "Pigmented Lesions". Which pigmented lesions should I worry about? Can you get freckles or melanomas in the mouth? How can I tell the difference? Do melanomas in the mouth have a better or worse prognosis than skin melanomas? These questions will be answered.
 
3-4:30 pm: "Oral Cancer". Will this red or white spot become cancer? What "danger signs" should I be aware of? Are the new instruments claiming to help discover oral cancer worthwhile? Is HPV causing all the oral cancer? These questions will be answered.
 
Dr. Donald Lewis is currently in private practice in Cleveland, plus is a Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry. He earned the designation of "Certified Fraud Examiner" from the Board of Regents of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and is a highly sought after and respected lecturer on the subject of white-collar crime.
 
8-11 am and repeated at 1-4 pm: "Employee Embezzlement & Fraud: Protection, Detection & Prosecution". This seminar gives the attendee take-home, proven internal control systems to safeguard their assets. Topics include: Computer Fraud, Payroll Schemes, Check Tampering, Bogus Invoice Schemes, and False Refunds and Voids. The topic of Computer Fraud is approached in a manner to make Computer Fraud easily discovered. This course is for dentists and spouses only.
 
Dr. Tieraona Low Dog's extensive career in studying natural medicine began more than 30 years ago. Prior to receiving her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, she studied massage therapy, midwifery, herbal medicine and martial arts. She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and the Fellowship Director for the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.
 
8-11 am: "The Nutrition Prescription". Informative discussion on the current state of American nutrition, at-risk populations regarding macro and micronutrients, and the role of nutrition in the prevention and management of many chronic disorders. Several dietary approaches will be discussed.
 
1-4 pm: "Life in the Balance: Strategies for Optimal Health". Health is much more than the absence of sickness. It is more than being physically fit. Optimal health is achieved when a woman learns how to maximize her emotional, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual well-being. In this inspirational and informative session, Dr. Low Dog will explore these five pillars of health using the best of modern scientific research and wisdom handed down through the ages. Learn how food affects your mood and which diet can help you maintain weight and reduce your risk of heart disease and certain cancers. Discover how mindfulness and self-awareness can increase your resiliency during times of stress and which dietary supplements can help enhance your health. You will leave feeling empowered and ready to take the next step along your path to well-being and health. 
 
Saturday, May 17
 
Ms. Karen Pesce received her bachelors degree in nursing from Florida State University, plus received her graduate level certificate in Non-Profit Management in 2011. Karen is the executive director of MORE HEALTH, Inc., a non-profit whose mission is to educate children, teens and adults regarding health and injury prevention.
 
8-11 am: "Are You Mouthwise?". During this seminar participants will learn how a nonprofit organization, MORE HEALTH, has worked to improve oral health literacy for all ages, recognizing the link between a health mouth and a health body. MORE HEALTH has also developed an oral health education toolkit for use by dental office staff, public health departments, school nurses, and other non-dental professionals who work with children, teens, and the elderly. Participants will have an opportunity to examine the dental toolkit, learn proven teaching techniques and strategies, and learn how to establish and foster an oral health coalition among communities of interest.
 
Dr. Robert Faiella received his pre-doctoral education from Villanova University, earning two Bachelor of Science degrees, and his D.M.D degree from Fairleigh Dickenson University School of Dental Medicine. He received his graduate training in Periodontology as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, as well as a Masters of Medical Science degree from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Faiella is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American Academy of Dental Science, and the International Team for Implantology.
 
8-11 am: "Advanced Periodontal Therapy in the Restorative Practice". This course will review the role of the restorative practice in the recognition of advanced periodontal problems, and provide clinical examples of a variety of conditions with the rationale for potential solutions, including the identification and management of possible complications. In addition, coordinating periodontal and restorative care, as well as communication techniques between restorative and periodontal offices, will be outlined.
 
1:30-4:30 pm: Information to follow.
 
Dr. Patrick Vezeau received his DDS degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. Undertaking residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Dr. Vezeau earned his Master of Science degree in 1991. He then practiced in the Quad Cities, IA for 11 years, during which time he served as an adjunct professor in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. Dr. Vezeau then joined Oral Surgery Associates, PC in 2003. He is certified by the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology.
 
Dr. Jeffrey Dean is a graduate of Creighton University School of Dentistry and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed an oral maxillofacial surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern/Parkland Memorial Hospital. Dr. Dean was in private practice in Southeastern Idaho for 13 years prior to joining Oral Surgery Associates. He is an Associate Professional Program Director for the Oral Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Loma Linda University in Southern CA.
 
8 am - 5 pm: "Sedation & Anesthesia in the Dental Practice". This 8-hour seminar covers the general principles of patient care during mild, moderate, and deep sedation. The content is designed for auxiliary healthcare providers (HCP) and includes preoperative assessment, pharmacology, management of pediatric patients, geriatric patients, and management of complications.

SDDA News

There is still time to register for the SDDA Annual Session to be held May 15-17, 2014 in Sioux Falls, however hotel rooms are going fast.  In addition to the headquarters hotel (Sheraton) there are rooms available at the Ramada Inn which is located across the street from the Sheraton.  Phone numbers for reservations are: the Sheraton - 605-331-0100; the Ramada - 605-336-1020. Ask for the SDDA rate.

The pre-registration deadline for Annual Session is May 2, 2014. Hard copies of the registration have been sent to all dental offices. If you need another copy please call the SDDA office at 605-224-9133 or you can download it online at http://www.sddental.org/asce_annualsession_registration.htm To pre-register on-line click here.  

The SDDA House of Delegates will meet on Thursday, May 15 2014 at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 17 at 3:30 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Several resolutions will be considered during the meetings. Delegates will debate on a number of issues affecting the South Dakota Dental Association. All members are invited to attend.