With 30 years in clinical dentistry and 21 years as a National Spokesperson for the American Dental Association, Dr. Kimberly Harms has seen the importance of positive communication, management of conflict and relationship building firsthand. Her goal is to help untangle problems and support those with grief issues by sharing that accumulated knowledge with seminar attendees. Dr. Harms served as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the areas of operative and hospital dentistry at Loyola University Medical Center and School of Dentistry.
“When the Pain is in the Brain: Emotional Turmoil, Stress and Grief”
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
3-hrs practice mgt CE
Increase your understanding of the emotional needs of patients, team members, families, even yourself and promote greater harmony in your personal and professional life.
“Promote Office Harmony Through Structured Conflict Management”
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
3-hrs practice mgt CE
Develop a process for improving the management of clinical and administrative errors. Learn how to accept appropriate responsibility, address concerns with empathy and provide resolutions.
Michael Glick, DMD, is a professor of Oral Medicine and a Past-Dean at the School of Medicine, University of Buffalo. He lectures extensively throughout the United States and internationally. Dr. Glick is a Past-President of the American Board of Oral Medicine and serves as the Editor of The Journal of the American Dental Association.
“Treatment of the Medically Complex Dental Patient”
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
4-hrs academic/clinical CE
Virtual Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87695026706
Dentists play an important role as primary healthcare professionals. The need to screen and monitor patients for underlying medical conditions, and are required to render dental care to an array of medically complex patients. Pertinent medical assessment of patients has become an essential part of dentistry, as even the most common medical problems may require modifications to routine dental care. This presentation will simplify this task by reviewing common medical disorders, and explaining and providing protocols for safe and appropriate dental care for patients with complex medical conditions.
“The Oral-Systemic Health Connection”
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
3-hrs academic/clinical CE
Virtual Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88937661000
During the past couple of decades, there has been a renewed interest in the association between oral infections and systemic diseases. As these associations are discussed in both the professional and the non-professional literature, patients are becoming aware of these associations and will sometimes ask their oral health care provider for more information. This presentation will help oral health care professionals evaluate studies discussing the associations between oral and non-oral conditions, and provide guidance on how to interpret and address these associations with their patients.
Dr. Edwin T. Parks received his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and his Master of Science degree in Dental Diagnostic Sciences from Indiana University School of Dentistry. He is currently a Professor Emeritus of Diagnostic Sciences in the Department of Oral Pathology, Medicine, and Radiology at Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr. Parks is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and the American Board of Oral Medicine. He currently serves as a director on the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.
“Let’s Get Three-Dimensional—An Overview of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)”
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
3-hrs academic/radiography CE
Parks Friday Handouts
CBCT is a new imaging modality that is rapidly gaining acceptance in the dental community. As with any new technology, there are misconceptions about the utility of CBCT. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the operation, indications, and limitations of CBCT. Evaluation of available product will also be discussed.
Mr. Rick Ritt has been passionately focused in healthcare in a variety of settings, i.e., clinical, educational, service and sales. In 2014, due to Rick’s extensive involvement in all areas of Dental Simulation, he established Dental Simulation Specialists, Inc. to serve the growing need to increase awareness, patient safety and outcomes in the dental office. In 2010, Rick was awarded the ADSA’s Peter H. Jacobson Distinguished Services Award for his contributions to dentistry. In the ASDA’s nearly 60-year history, this award has been bestowed upon only four recipients who have used their dedication, skills, and tenacity to the betterment of patient care and safety in the area of dental sedation and anesthesia.
“Anesthesia Emergency Management for the Dental Team”
8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and repeated from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
3-hrs clinical CE
NOTE: There is a 15-person limit in each session.
If needed, a third session will be added Saturday morning.
This unique and challenging program provides a didactic and hands-on clinical simulation experience that addresses the proper assessment and management of patient complications associated with minimal to moderate sedation. This course will explore simulations for the dental team as a method to improve patient safety and outcomes. A variety of case studies will be presented where you will be engaged interactively to determine critical decisions and therapies for those patients. A look at In- Situ Simulation, its importance, frequency and effects will be reviewed. Lastly, participants will be given the opportunity to participate and demonstrate the appropriate patient management with a variety of hands-on simulations with Sim Man.
Ms. Mary Wolf is the owner and president of Veritee Partners, an executive coaching and consulting business that works with executives and physicians to reduce overwhelm, gain clarity, and create a strategy for better agility, health, and relationships. She is a burnout to wellbeing expert. Mary is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health and earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Human Resource Development. She is a Board-Certified Coach and holds certifications in executive, life and spirituality coaching.
“Reinventing After Chaos: Moving Forward with a Truth Strategy”
10:30 am to 11:30 am.
1-hr practice management
Burnout and suicide rates in the dental industry were high before COVID. Now the cost of caring takes an added toll on dentists, staff, and family as they adjust and reinvent. Mary counseled and coached executives and physicians through the pandemic and shares the lessons learned. Find out how emotional wellbeing and a truth strategy paves the way to reinvent and thrive. Learn how Mary is partnering with the SD Dental Association to build a culture of wellbeing for its members.
Dr. Gregory Bennett is an assistant professor of Adult Restorative Dentistry at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry where he conducts research and provides education in CADCAM and digital dentistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Bennett is a graduate of the Oregon Health & Sciences University School of Dentistry. He then completed a one-year General Practice Residency at the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and then served over five years in the US Navy. Dr. Bennett is also in private practice in Lincoln, NE. He is a strong advocate for digital dentistry in its many forms.
“Digital Dentistry in 2021 and Beyond”
1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
4-hrs academic/clinical CE
This presentation will cover what is available in digital dentistry in 2021 and what is on the horizon. A brief overview of all things digital will be followed by a deep dive into the more developed applications (Intra-Oral scanning, Extra-Oral scanning, 3D printing, Milling, Digital designing, Digital dentures, CADCAM materials and technologies) with an emphasis on their best indications, contra indications, barriers to entry, learning curve and support available.