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The Michigan Dental Association is a nationally approved continuing education provider through the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP). The current term of approval extends from November 2015 through December 2019. The Michigan Board of Dentistry recognizes ADA CERP providers and will accept Michigan Dental Association credits toward license renewal.

Saturday Schedule

Super Saver Saturday Is Back!

29
Saturday
7am - 4:30pm

All CE course fees are reduced for all attendees on Saturday, April 29. And, non-member dentists can attend any Saturday course at the member dentist price.

Pierre Fauchard Academy Breakfast

29
Saturday
TBA
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

The breakfast will take place Saturday, April 29 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids. Check the MDA Annual Session Official Program for room location and time. You can contact Dr. Patricia Boyle at 313-565-5104 for more information or to make your reservation.

District Caucus Meetings

29
Saturday
TBA
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

District caucus meetings will be held at various rooms at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. Check the Annual Session Official Program for exact times and locations.

Course #42

Patient Safety is Our Priority

29
Saturday
8:30am – 12:00pm

Speaker #1: Norbert Kaminski, DDS
Speaker #2: Robert Bosack, DDS

Fee: DDS $129; Staff $69
Limit: 150

Special joint program with the Michigan Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and Michigan Dental Association

This course will provide you with the latest guidelines on the requirements for safe administration of sedation in the dental setting. Conscious sedation modalities for general dentists as defined by the Michigan Board of Dentistry, as well as IV anesthesia practice in oral and maxillofacial surgery will be reviewed.

Learning objectives:

  • conscious sedation in general practice;
  • emergency preparedness, patient assessment and risk classification;
  • airway management and mortality causes; and
  • IV deep sedation/general anesthesia and patient assessment in the OMS office.

NOTE: This course covers Michigan’s one-hour pain management requirement.

Sponsored by the Michigan Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Course #43

Aging: How You Age and What You Can Do About It and Silent Inflammation: the Smoldering Fire

29
Saturday
8:30am – 11:30am
Fee: DDS $129; Staff $69
Limit: 100

To age or not to age. That is not the question. Like it or not, you are going to age. The question each of us must address is how rapidly and how well we will age. It took thousands of years for humans to add just a few years to their life expectancy.

Learning objectives:

  • explore the evolution and the major mechanisms influencing human life expectancy;
  • natural aging vs. premature aging; and
  • what you (and your patients) can do today to age well and at a more natural (slower) rate.

The study of silent inflammation has evolved very rapidly, overturning much of what we learned in our medical training about the origins of diseases as diverse as atherosclerosis, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. As it turns out, most diseases of premature aging have their roots in silent inflammation, and by addressing the root causes of silent inflammation most aging-related diseases can be prevented, delayed, better managed, or even reversed.

Co-sponsored by MDA Insurance and MDA Services.

Course #44

The Ailing and Failing Dental Implant: Principles of Dental Implant Treatment Planning and Restoration to Prevent Complications

29
Saturday
8:30am - 11:30am
Fee: DDS $129; Staff $69
Limit: 100

Dental implants have become an integral and necessary part of everyday dental practice. They have evolved from being anchors for mandibular complete dentures to very esthetic single and multiple tooth prostheses. Patients are becoming educated as to the benefits of implants and are requesting and demanding them over other alternatives. With more and more implants present in the patient population, this unfortunately can lead to mechanical and/or soft tissue complications. This presentation will explain the keys to diagnosing implant complications and methods of preventing and treating them.

Learning objectives:

  • understand how to diagnose implant complications as a result of treatment planning, spacing, cement retention, soft tissue and mechanical aspects;
  • understand how to prevent implant complications through improved treatment planning, spacing, cement selection, restoration design and occlusion and hygiene maintenance. This will help reduce the number of remakes which are usually at no charge, thus making your implant treatment more profitable, predictable and resulting in a satisfied patient; and
  • review individual cases to show how complications can arise due to issues with treatment planning, mechanical design, soft tissues, spacing, cement retention, oral hygiene, and hygiene maintenance.

NOTE: This course covers Michigan’s one-hour pain management requirement.

Course #45

Systematic Reviews of TMD Diagnosis and Therapies

29
Saturday
8:30am - 11:30am

Speaker: Ghabi Kaspo, DDS

Fee: DDS $129; Staff $69 (per session)
Limit: 100

Recent systematic reviews have led to significant progress in encouraging evidence-based diagnosis and management of TMD and orofacial pain. This presentation will review the most current research and evidence regarding treatment strategies for these disorders. Innovations that will be presented to improve diagnosis and treatment outcome and include systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials, research on decision trees to treat muscle and joint disorders, predictors of outcome, and strategies for personalized care ranging from self-care and pharmacology to physical medicine treatment, splints, and interdisciplinary team management. It is hoped that this lecture will provide the clinician an evidence-based and practical approach for successful management of TMD and orofacial pain.

Learning objectives:

  • discuss the rationale and methods for evidence-based care and conducting systematic reviews;
  • review the literature on RCTs for reversible TMD treatments including splints, medication, behavioral therapy, and physical medicine modalities;
  • understand how to integrate the results of systematic reviews of TMD therapies into clinical practice; and
  • understanding Selective Imaging of the TM joints.

NOTE: This course covers Michigan’s one-hour pain management requirement.

Course #46

Record it Right the First Time

29
Saturday
8:30am - 11:30am

Speaker: Dan Schulte, JD

Fee: DDS $129; Staff $69
Limit: 100

Proper dental record keeping is essential in the dental office for liability protection and claims audit purposes.  This course will cover both the basics of dental record keeping from a business/operational perspective and how dental records are used in defense of a malpractice or peer review claim.  Recommended recordkeeping procedures will be shared as well as observed recordkeeping failures that should be avoided so that your dental records position you favorably for a successful defense if yourself in one of these situations.

Course #47

Understanding Bleeding Disorders

29
Saturday
8:30am - 11:30am
Fee: DDS $129; Staff $69
Limit: 100

Whether your patient has an inherited bleeding disorder, a secondary bleeding problem, or a bleeding abnormality, it’s easier to treat this population than you think. In this course, we’ll cover bleeding disorders such as Hemophilia A and B, von Willebrand disease, and the platelet dense granule deficiency, as well as discuss some side effects that can lead to increased bleeding. You’ll learn tips and treatments that will help you see these patients without the stress and liability you might think comes with accepting them. We’ll go over everything from the health history interview to the hemostasis of a bleed, and we’ll even explain how to navigate insurance for more successful reimbursement. With a team approach, some basic understanding, and a simple armamentarium, you can easily treat these patients in your practice.

Learning objectives:

  • establishment of office protocols;
  • differentiate between different bleeding disorders;
  • understand how to treat patients that bleed; and
  • optimize the patient’s dental insurance.

Co-sponsored by the Michigan Dental Hygienists' Association.

Course #48

Cardiac Resuscitation Training (CPR) (BCLS)

29
Saturday
9:00am - 11:00am
Fee: $95 DDS and Staff
Limit: 50

This emergency planning and response offering is designed specifically for today’s dental office. It meets the requirements for Basic Life Support renewal for two years from the American Heart Association. This program meets Michigan’s current mandatory continuing education CPR requirements.

Learning objectives:

  • recognizing emergency situations,
  • verbalizing and demonstrating three key components of an emergency response plan, for cardiac/respiratory emergencies requiring rescue breathing and/or CPR and automated external defibrillators;
  • responding and delegating appropriate actions to staff and/or others to initiate CPR and early defibrillation; and
  • learning key motor skills required for ECC response and resuscitation.

NOTE: This course meets the Michigan Board of Dentistry’s requirement for dentists, degistered dental hygienists and registered dental assistants.

MDA House of Delegates: Second Meeting

29
Saturday
1:00pm -2:00pm
Ballroom C – DeVos Place

The second meeting of the House of Delegates will feature the election of MDA trustees, officers and MDA delegates/alternates, reports from the Michigan Dental Association Foundation, MDA Dental PAC, MDA Insurance & Financial Group, voting on any resolutions, and the installation of officers and new trustees.

NOTE: The House of Delegates has no official end time and will run until the conclusion of business.

Course #49

Systemic Effects of the Traveling Oral Microbiome and Periodontal Treatment

29
Saturday
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Fee: DDS $129; Staff $69
Limit: 100

Novel technology and superfast computers are enabling exploration of the oral microbiome, the collective population of the oral cavity of bacteria, virus, fungi, and archae. The crucial importance of the mutual effects of the oral microbiome and the rest of the body is drawing increasing attention by researchers, clinicians, and the public alike.

This presentation will provide an overview of the scientific evidence for characteristics of the oral microbiome and the consequences for the rest of the body when its members travel and colonize remote locations. Evidence for systemic effects of antibiotics use will be described, along with current guidelines for their prophylactic use prior to invasive dental procedures. Research designs and the strength of the evidence possible to derive from them will be briefly described. Moreover, the importance of using standard case definitions for periodontitis surveillance will be described.

Learning objectives:

  • understand the fluctuating nature of human oral microbiome;
  • know the current guidelines for prophylactic use of antibiotics;
  • understand the systemic effects of antibiotics;
  • be familiar with the mechanisms underlying the oral-general health links;
  • understand the status of the current scientific evidence for the relationships between the health of the mouth and the rest of the body;
  • be familiar with the current evidence for the effect of periodontal treatment on various systemic diseases;
  • understand different research designs;
  • know the difference between “association” and “causality”; and
  • appreciate why it is so difficult to demonstrate causality between oral and general.

Co-sponsored by the Michigan Dental Hygienists’ Association.

Course #50

The Art of ‘Change Talk’ in Dentistry and IMAGINE: Making a Difference

29
Saturday
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Fee: DDS $129; Staff $69
Limit: 100

Motivational interviewing results in statistically significant improvements in patient adherence to lifestyle behavior changes and improved clinical outcomes, as well as increased patient and provider satisfaction. This timely and very practical session provides dentists with essential new and practical interviewing and communication skills that can readily be incorporated into any dental practice setting. 

Learning objectives:

  • encouraging patient adherence to preventive recommendations and therapies;
  • implementing motivational interviewing (“change talk”) vs. the “directive” communication style;
  • providing a modern, evidence-based alternative to the outdated direct persuasion approach to changing patient behavior; and
  • resolving ambivalence and activating the patient’s own motivation for change.

Learn how the power of inspired leadership and teaching can help your staff and your patients achieve their best.

Course #51

The Ailing and Failing Dental Implant: Principles of Dental Implant Treatment Planning and Restoration to Prevent Complications (repeat of a.m. course)

29
Saturday
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Fee: DDS $129; Staff $69
Limit: 100

Dental implants have become an integral and necessary part of everyday dental practice. They have evolved from being anchors for mandibular complete dentures to very esthetic single and multiple tooth prostheses. Patients are becoming educated as to the benefits of implants and are requesting and demanding them over other alternatives. With more and more implants present in the patient population, this unfortunately can lead to mechanical and/or soft tissue complications. This presentation will explain the keys to diagnosing implant complications and methods of preventing and treating them.

Learning objectives:

  • understand how to diagnose implant complications as a result of treatment planning, spacing, cement retention, soft tissue and mechanical aspects;
  • understand how to prevent implant complications through improved treatment planning, spacing, cement selection, restoration design and occlusion and hygiene maintenance. This will help reduce the number of remakes which are usually at no charge, thus making your implant treatment more profitable, predictable and resulting in a satisfied patient; and
  • review individual cases to show how complications can arise due to issues with treatment planning, mechanical design, soft tissues, spacing, cement retention, oral hygiene, and hygiene maintenance.

NOTE: This course covers Michigan’s one-hour pain management requirement.

Course #52

Differential Diagnosis and Management of Complex Musculoskeletal Pain

29
Saturday
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Speaker: Ghabi Kaspo, DDS

Fee: DDS $129; Staff $69 (per session)
Limit: 100

Next to dental pain, musculoskeletal masticatory pain is considered the most frequent pain in the orofacial system. Over the last decade, better insight into the potential etiological factors was reached. Combined with reliable randomized clinical trials on treatment efficacy, a standard of reversible, noninvasive and conservative approaches has been reached. A majority of patients may now bridge the period that the body needs to reinstall equilibrium between inherent capacity and overloading, or to adapt in case of altered joint mechanics, for example.

Learning objectives:

  • become aware of sequence of data collection that facilitate arriving at a differential diagnosis;
  • understand the evolution that the fundamental scientific paradigms that support the knowledge and practice of modern medicine have undergone;
  • understand the concept of psychoneuroendocrine immune axis as the main processing, coordinating, and adapting system of human body;
  • describe the different clinical types of masticatory muscle pain;
  • understand how the central nervous system becomes an influencing factor in muscles pain; and
  • understand and utilize appropriate imaging protocol for various clinical situations in which orofacial pain is being investigated.

NOTE: This course covers Michigan’s one-hour pain management requirement.

Course #53

HIPAA Compliance 2017

29
Saturday
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Speaker: Jennifer Cosey

Fee: DDS $129; Staff $69
Limit: 100

The Eagle Associates HIPAA seminar will demystify HIPAA compliance by using case examples from frequently encountered issues, practical tools, and explanations that are in plain language. The training is specifically designed for the practice setting, and includes methods entities can use to achieve compliance with various requirements. Practices and their staff members will come away with a greatly improved understanding of the requirements and their application.

Learning objectives:

  • administrative requirements (i.e., assigned responsibilities, record-keeping, recording, etc.);
  • HIPAA Privacy Rule requirements;
  • Breach Notification Rule requirements, including assessing potential breaches and documentation of process;
  • Security Rule requirements, including conducting a security risk analysis and meaningful use;
  • review of current Notice of Privacy Practices language;
  • business associate identification and agreements;
  • patient authorization for disclosure or release of information; and
  • patient right of access, requesting restrictions, and payment out-of-pocket in full.

Co-sponsored by MDA Insurance and MDA Services.

Course #54

Hot Topics in Nutrition

29
Saturday
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Fee: DDS $129; Staff $69
Limit: 100

You are what you eat, and we all know that includes oral health. Dental professionals have the power to provide factual information on food to patients. Nutrition experts in school, sports, and consumer myth-busting weigh in on buzz-worthy topics of the day.

Learning objectives:

  • learn how to convey the abundance of good news about school lunches;
  • discover how what you eat and when you eat it can impact sports performance; and
  • discover the truth about the foods you find in the grocery store.
Course #55

Cardiac Resuscitation Training (CPR) (BCLS)

29
Saturday
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Fee: $95 DDS and Staff
Limit: Limit 50/per session

This emergency planning and response offering is designed specifically for today’s dental office. It meets the requirements for Basic Life Support renewal for two years from the American Heart Association. This program meets Michigan’s current mandatory continuing education CPR requirements.

Learning objectives:

  • recognizing emergency situations;
  • verbalizing and demonstrating three key components of an emergency response plan, for cardiac/respiratory emergencies requiring rescue breathing and/or CPR and automated external defibrillators;
  • responding and delegating appropriate actions to staff and/or others to initiate CPR and early defibrillation; and
  • learning key motor skills required for ECC response and resuscitation.

NOTE: This course meets the Michigan Board of Dentistry’s requirement for dentists, registered dental hygienists and registered dental assistants.