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 AM – 4:00 PM
“Lasers in Everyday Dentistry”
Objectives for this course include: Familiarize clinicians with laser types and various laser wavelengths; Describe laser-tissue interactions and how different lasers affect different tissues; List the advantages and disadvantages of laser use; Identify clinic situations where lasers would be useful; and, Identify potential limitations for laser use in dentistry.
Ms. Karen Daw
Ms. Daw, MBA, received her Bachelor’s degree from the Ohio State University and after graduation stayed on at OPU as the Assistant Director for the Sterilization Monitoring Service and then as the Clinic Health and Safety Director for the OSU College of Dentistry. Karen continued her education by earning an MBA with a focus on Management and Healthcare Administration, applying principles of lean processes to safety in the dental field. She is an Authorized OSHA Trainer with 20 years of experience as a writer, speaker and consultant providing dental continuing education courses in a relatable and engaging format.
8:00 – 11:30 AM
“2018 Annual OSHA & Infection Control Training”
This presentation is designed to help attendees understand federal laws and guidelines as they pertain specifically to dentistry. At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to understand: The top 10 OSHA dental citations and how to avoid them; Training elements of OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and how it intersects with CDC Infection Control guidelines; How to conduct a Personal Protective Equipment assessment with a mask fitting demonstration; Contents of an Exposure Control Plan and Post Exposure Protocol as the heart of the OSHA binder; and, How to test and maintain dental unit waterlines.
12:30 – 1:30 PM
“Conflict Management: Having the Difficult Conversation”
This one-hour presentation includes a very basic DiSC assessment. DiSC is the leading personal assessment tool used by over one million people every year to improve work productivity, teamwork, and communication. Also discussed is a how-to on having difficult conversations whether your patients, co-workers or the employee/boss. The goal is to give people the tools they need to communicate more efficiently overall within the dental setting.
Dr. Paul Moore
Dr. Moore received his DMD and a PhD in pharmacology from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, where his is currently a Professor of Pharmacology, Dental Anesthesiology and Dental Public Health. His professional career has included private dental practice in Oakmont, PA, a hospital residency in dental anesthesiology at the Presbyterian Hospital Medical Center in Pittsburgh, a postdoctoral fellowship in chronic orofacial pain management at the University of North Carolina, and faculty appointments at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and Forsyth Dental Center.
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
“Safe and Responsible Pain Management in Dentistry”
Following this presentation, attendees will be able to: Understand the history and current status of opioid misuse, abuse and addiction; Explain the rationale for combining the two peripherally-acting analgesics acetaminophen and ibuprofen; and, understand the importance of recent changes made in opioid/acetaminophen formulations such as Vicodin®.
Dr. Denis Miller
Denis Miller, DDS, MBA, has been an oral and maxillofacial surgeon since 1998, and he has worked at Siouxland Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery since 1999. He is an active member of the larger dental and medical communities: he volunteers with Community Health Care patients in Sioux Falls, and he’s a clinical professor with the University of South Dakota Dental Hygiene Program in Vermillion, SD. He is also the board chairman for the Lake Area Vo-tech Dental Assistants program in Watertown.
2:30 – 4:30 PM
“Radiology Review 2018”
Topics will include radiation safety, equipment operation, film processing, emergency procedures, anatomy and positioning of relevant procedures, radiographic quality assurance, correcting and identifying technique and processing errors, and recognition and identification of radiographic information, such as procedures for enhancing interpretation of radiographic information including disease.