Mr. Chad Greenway
Mr. Greenway is a football linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He played college football at Iowa, and was drafted by the Vikings in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Mr. Greenway was recognized as 2015 Vikings Community Man of the Year for his generosity and charity in the Twin Cities and his home state of South Dakota, his 3rd time earning the honor.
8:00 am - 9:00 am
“Teamwork and Leadership"
Mr. Greenway will present his story of growing up in small town South Dakota, becoming a young leader, seizing the opportunity, being a product of the people and doing what's right.
Dr. Jeremy Horst
Dr. Horst completed undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Psychology and a Masters in Chemistry from UC San Diego. Motivated by his experiences in clinic and research, he joined the University of Washington as the first DDS/PhD student. Dr. Horst served as an Attending faculty for the Dental Urgent Care clinic, and practiced dentistry in the Dental Fears Research clinic with a team of psychologists who wrote the book on behavioral management for anxious and phobic dental patients. Dr. Horst returned home to UC San Francisco for a simultaneous residency in Pediatric Dentistry and postdoctoral fellowship in Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences. His research at UCSF focuses on finding safe new materials to prevent dental caries, by applying genome-wide computational drug discovery techniques. Already he has found that a form of vitamin B stops acid production by sugar bugs.
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
“Combating Caries with Silver Diamine Fluoride – When, Why and How to Get SMART"
This is an evidence-based, clinically oriented lecture and discussion on efficient approaches to stop dental caries in a family. The goal is to understand the advantages and limitations of topical silvers, fluorides, antibacterials, sugar substitutes, and modified restorative approaches, to stop the progression and spread of dental caries. A major focus will be a brush-on liquid called Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF), which has the potential to become the first drug for treating dental caries.
Ms. Teresa Ludwig
Ms. Ludwig received her degree in Medical Laboratory Technology from Ohio State University and Columbus State College. She was the Health & Safety Officer for the University of Minnesota’s School of Dentistry from 1998-2015. Currently, Ms. Ludwig is president of Practical Compliance LLC consulting company, which provides speaking, consulting and coaching services in dental infection prevention, plus OSHA, CDC, and EPA regulations.
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
“Infection Prevention & Safety in Dentistry: Current Guidelines”
This course will give the information and resources to apply effective infection control and prevention practices in the dental office. It will include check sheets and practical suggestions to help keep your practice in compliance with current federal regulations.
Ms. Tifanie Petro
Ms. Petro, MS, currently works full time as an education and public awareness specialist/forensic interviewer for the Children’s Home Child Advocacy Center in Rapid City, SD, serving local, state, federal and tribal jurisdictions. She received her BS degree in Psychology from Black Hills State University, her MS in Public Health from Capella University, MN and her MS in Human Services, also from Capella University. Ms. Petro has a passion for empowering families and communities to be educated in helping keep children safe.
1:00 - 3:30 pm
“Responding to Child Abuse”
Participants will learn: What to say when a child discloses abuse; What to document when a child discloses abuse; How child abuse cases process through the legal system; Why most cases of child abuse are not prosecuted, and; How to improve the body safety talks with children and use the What If program to increase communications with children.
Mr. Jeff Dierks
Mr. Dierks joined the digital Dentistry field 18 years ago, currently serving as the Director of Sales for the Great Lakes region for iCAT. He has been in this position for the past 10 years, and as a relatively early entrant to the cone beam computed tomography marketplace, has seen the dramatic proliferation of the technology in the dental profession. Also, having previously been the National Sales Manager for OrthoCAD, a division of Cadent, he has a unique perspective on the use of 3D technology in dental offices as well as extensive training and study on the technical aspects.
“3D Imaging, Understanding the Implementation”
Learning objectives include: How does CBCT work; Radiation dose management; What image to use and when; What treatments are indicated for 3D imaging—Why; 3D treatment planning; How does 3D work with other technology, and; The full 3D workflow, digital impressions to surgical guides.
“Equipment Maintenance & Handpiece Repair”
This workshop will demonstrate easy and effective ways to maintain and repair a variety of mechanical office equipment. Areas to be covered include: compressors, vacuums, sterilizers, ultra sonic cleaners, handpieces, chairs and lights. It will show proper ways to maintain the above equipment thus eliminating costly service repairs and downtime. Training will be provided by local service technicians of Henry Schein Dental.