Uche Odiatu, DMD
Uche Odiatu, DMD, is the author of The Miracle of Health, a professional member of the American College of Sports Medicine and a practicing dentist in Toronto. This busy dad of four is an NSCA Certified Personal Trainer and has lectured in England, Canada, the USA, the Bahamas, Denmark, Bermuda and Norway.
8:00 – 9:00 AM
Keynote: “Transform Your Heath - Transform Your Practice”
CE Hours = 1 Nutrition
Whether you are a dentist, hygienist, manager, dental assistant or in administration, improving your physical condition will enhance everything you do. John F Kennedy said, “Physical fitness is the basis of all forms of excellence.” Did you know two-thirds of the top Fortune 500 executives exercise at least three times a week? Want to know why? Being fit empowers you to handle the enormous demands of work and a busy family life. Living a healthy fit lifestyle can boost personal productivity, increase your energy, build stamina, create mental clarity & slow down the aging process. This empowering and inspirational session will have you breaking through to the next level at work, rest and play.
9:30 – 11:30 AM
“Five Patient Lifestyle Habits that Impact Healing”
CE Hours = 2 Nutrition
Your patients don’t leave their stressful jobs, their insomnia, their marriages, their physical fitness (or lack) or their dietary patterns in the car before they sit in your chair. There’s irrefutable scientific evidence that each of these habits has the ability to ramp up inflammation or dial it down. In this fast-paced session, be prepared to have your hair blown back. Objectives: Discover how eating habits have the ability to dial down or ramp inflammation and how it affects your treatment outcomes; Learn why it’s important to identify the sleep deprived (not just apnea) patient in your practice; Understand why your sedentary patients don't heal as well as your active living patients.
1:00 – 3:00 PM
“Nutrition Lallapalooza: French Fries, Flossing & Fitness”
CE Hours = 2 Nutrition
Don't miss this food festival. After this party is over you’ll no longer look at food as simply “fuel.” Our diets are the linchpin of the repair/regeneration cycle. Researchers have found irrefutable evidence macronutrients & micronutrients modulate inflammation in the body. Consuming a variety of healthy food lowers inflammation, slows age related dysfunction, supports a healthy gut flora & boosts oral health. This inspiring session will support you and your patients' health journey. Objectives: Learn 10 new eating strategies to douse the flames of inflammation in the mouth and body; Understand intermittent fasting, probiotics, the secret of extra virgin oil, “why organic?” and the power of antioxidants; Learn motivational interview techniques to inspire long-term positive change in your patients’ health habits.
Leslie Greager graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1990 after obtaining an Associate of Arts degree in Dental Hygiene. In 2012, she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Minnesota State University. Leslie has enjoyed working as a Registered Dental Hygienist in the clinical setting for nearly 30 years. She is currently an examiner, team captain, and coordinator for Central Regional Dental Testing Services and teaches the Radiology Certification course and Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation course at Western Dakota Tech.
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
CE Hours = 2 Radiography
With the advancements of technology in the world today, it is imperative that dental professionals have a thorough understanding of electromagnetic radiation in order to properly educate those we provide care for. This course includes information pertaining to atomic and molecular structure, the electromagnetic spectrum, ionizing vs. non-ionizing radiation, detrimental effects of over-exposure, and knowledge to provide protection and education to those in our care.
Stephanie Zeller DDS, MS
Stephanie Zeller DDS, MS practices as a prosthodontist in Seattle, WA while also traveling and collaborating with colleagues across the nation on complex cases. She lectures nationally and internationally on digital dentistry, implant dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and dental photography. Dr. Zeller is passionate about promoting mastery in the field, collaborating on challenging cases and problems, and the use of new technology to improve workflows and outcomes. She divides her time between treating select patients, research, publishing, lecturing, connecting, learning, exploring and working with industry partners in digital and implant dentistry.
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
CE Hours = 1.5 Clinical
Learn some tips and tricks for quick diagnostics for complex patients. Learn quick ways to assess facial, skeletal, and wear evaluation and how they influence treatment. There will also be a discussion on smile design and occlusion.
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Digital Dentistry Revolution
CE Hours = 3 Clinical
Digital dentistry will be covered thoroughly, from basic to advanced, including information on the latest intra-oral scanners, desk-top scanners, implant software, design software, milling and 3d printing. Once the foundation is laid, we will then explore various workflows including single-unit implant digital workflows, full-arch implant-supported planning and workflows and digital applications for fixed dental workflows.
Amanda McKnelly, MS, LAC
Craig Uthe, MD
Amanda McKnelly, MS, LAC has over 10 years of experience in working with individuals who have acute psychiatric issues and with individuals who have substance use related issues. She has worked with licensed medical professionals in various capacities including assisting in case management with SD HPAP and as a provider through a local agency.
Craig Uthe, MD is a Family Physician at Sanford Clinic. He is certified with the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Uthe is currently working in Sanford administration as Medical Director of Clinic Services and Physician Wellbeing. He is the Executive Director of Sanford’s executive/physician leadership development program Leading the Way. Dr. Uthe is Certified in the MBTI and the Hogan Assessment and provides internal physician coaching. He worked at the Sanford Family Medicine 49th & Oxbow Clinic from 1991-2015 and continues his clinical practice consulting challenging addiction cases. Dr. Uthe has been the Medical Advisor for the South Dakota Health Professionals Assistance Program since 1999 and serves on the Sanford Controlled Substance Stewardship Committee.
3:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Invest in Yourself: Wellbeing, Burnout & Self-Awareness
CE Hours = 1.5 Practice Management
Objectives of this course include: Understand the spectrum of wellbeing and burnout; Be familiar with intrinsic and extrinsic factors influencing wellbeing and burnout; Introduce self-awareness and other resources available to promote wellbeing and mitigate burnout; and Discuss HPAP and the resources available.