Karen Daw, MBA received her Bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University and after graduation stayed on at OSU as the Assistant Director for the Sterilization Monitoring Service and then as the Clinic Health and Safety Director for the OSU College of Dentistry. She 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. Ms. Daw is an Authorized OSHA Trainer with 20 years of experience as a writer, speaker and consultant providing dental continuing education courses.
8:00 – 10:30 AM
“2019 Annual OSHA & Infection Control Training”
This presentation is designed to help attendees understand federal laws and guidelines as they pertain specifically to dentistry. Course objectives include: 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; How to test and maintain dental unit waterlines.
11:00 AM – 12:00 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 with the dental setting.
Tom Viola, RPh, CCP
Tom Viola, RPh, CCP is a pharmacist, educator, speaker and author. His programs provide an overview of the most prevalent oral and systemic diseases and the most frequently prescribed drugs used in their treatment. Special emphasis is given to dental considerations and strategies for effective patient care planning. As a clinical educator, Dr. Viola is a member of the faculty of twelve dental professional degree programs, plus instructs dental hygiene students and practice dental hygienists in pharmacology and local anesthesia in preparation for national board exams.
8:00 – 11:30 AM
An Overview and Update for Dental Professionals”
Learn to master the art of tailoring dental therapy to patients’ existing medical conditions while avoiding potential complications. Learn to optimize safe, effective, and appropriate pain control to retain and acquire patients. Make Pharmacology what is was always meant to be: your most valuable instrument in treating today’s medically complex patient.
Thomas Van Dyke, DDS, PhD
Thomas Van Dyke, DDS, PhD is Vice president for Clinical and Translational Research at the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, MA. His research interests are the structural and functional relationship of abnormalities of the inflammatory process with focus on phagocytic cells and microorganisms, in the etiology and pathogenesis of periodontal and other inflammatory diseases. Dr. Van Dyke is best known for his work on the pathogenesis of oral and systemic inflammatory diseases, resolution of inflammation in neutrophil biology, and clinical research.
8:00 – 11:30 AM
“Precision Medicine and the Perio/Systemic Link”
Following attendance to this course, the participant should be able to: Understand the relationship between bacteria, inflammation and bone loss in periodontitis; Understand the biologic basis of the relationship between periodontitis and systemic disease; Develop a working knowledge of how diseases of aging modify treatment of periodontitis; Discuss potential modifications of treatment regimens for the patient with periodontitis to control inflammation, prevent further damage and achieve periodontal regeneration; and, Answer the question, “Will active pharmacologic control of inflammation in the clinic ever be realized?”.
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.