Dr. James Swift
Dr. Swift is Professor and Director of the Advanced Specialty Education program in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery (OMS) at the University of Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1980. Dr. Swift completed a general practice residency program at Oklahoma Children’s Memorial Hospital in 1981. He completed his OMS training at the University of Oklahoma, Colleges of Medicine and Dentistry in 1985. Dr. Swift maintains his academic practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Minnesota.
8:00 – 11:30 AM
“Medical Emergencies & Updates in Medical Assessment”
This session is a review of medical emergencies in the dental environment for dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists and dental therapists. It includes commonly encountered challenges as well as less frequent and potentially more serious emergencies. CPR, delivery of medical emergency medications, and protocols and the use of the AED will be stressed. There will be a brief update on general medicine it will include managing patients with cardiovascular disease and patients on cardiovascular medications including anticoagulants. There will be mention of some current pharmaceuticals that could impact dental care delivery.
1:00 – 4:00 PM
“Antibiotics & Analgesics for Oral Surgery”
Antibiotics and analgesics, specifically analgesics with opioids (narcotics) are sometimes over-prescribed by oral health care providers. Although correct protocols were described over a decade ago, clinicians have been slow to incorporate contemporary and effective use. Current practical algorithms will be presented.
“Contemporary Discussion of When, Why and How of Wisdom Teeth”
How does the oral health care provider counsel patients on the retention versus the removal of third molars? Many practitioners have adopted protocols based on many ideas and suggestions. Predictive analytics are used to determine decisions regarding treatment.
“Coronectomies, Socket Preservation and Other Procedures”
A brief review of currently introduced or re-introduced procedures that have alternative uses but may not be uniformly prescribed.
Dr. Raymond Yukna
Dr. Yukna is Professor of Advanced Periodontal Therapies at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine and has a part-time private practice in Parker, CO in which he concentrates on the use of lasers. Dr. Yukna is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Periodontology and American Board of Oral Medicine.
8:00 – 11:30 AM
Why is it a Problem and How do we Treat It”
Objectives for this course include: Identify the etiologies of peri-implant diseases; Describe various treatment modalities for peri-implant diseases; List the advantages and disadvantages of laser use around implants; Identify potential limitations for laser use in peri-implant treatment; and, Show examples of periodontitis and peri-implantitis treatment success with lasers.
Dr. Jeffrey Dean
Dr. 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 and prior to joining Oral Surgery Associates he was an Associate Professor and Program Director for the Oral Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Loma Linda University in Southern California.
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
“Sedation & Anesthesia Monitoring in the Dental Practice”
This eight-hour seminar covers the general principles of patient care during mild, moderate, and deep sedation. The content is designed for auxiliary healthcare providers and includes preoperative assessment, pharmacology, management of pediatric patients, geriatric patients, and management of complications.