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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.

Thursday Schedule

Course #3

CNA Dental Professional Liability Risk Management Seminar

27
Thursday
8:00am – 12:30pm
Fee: $90/person
Limit: 110

The CNA Dental Professional Liability Risk Management Seminar is designed for dentists and staff members who wish to enhance patient care and reduce the risk of a malpractice claim. In today’s litigious society, managing risk is more important than ever before. Don’t wait until after you’ve had a malpractice claim to learn the most effective ways to protect your patients — and your practice. Learn from the experiences of your colleagues as our presentation and discussion of actual claims leads you and your staff through a myriad of key risk exposures. Course topics include best practices for managing clinical risks, managing adverse events, improving communication, informed consent and informed refusal, creating patient records that document and support your care, emerging risk issues, and much more.

Sponsored by MDA Insurance and the Professional Protector Plan®.

Course #4

HOT TOPIC!
Dental Benefits 2017

27
Thursday
8:30am – 10:30am
Fee: $25/person
Limit: 30

This session will cover issues practitioners face with third-party payers including coordination of benefits, adjudication appeals, utilization review and proper documentation to aid in communication with payers. Emphasis will be given to issues with coding services for claims submission including bundling, down coding and new CDT codes for 2016. Market trends will be discussed including risk assessment and benefit plan design. The speaker will also present systems and resources to efficiently manage these issues for your practice. This program is suitable for doctors, clinical and office staff.

Course #5

Strive 2 Quit: Tobacco Cessation

27
Thursday
8:30am – 11:30am

Speaker: Stacey Franks

Fee: DDS $149; Staff $79
Limit: 100

This course will discuss the consequences of smoking, why quitting is so difficult and many other aspects of tobacco cessation in educating dental patients. Discover how to help your patients help themselves.

Learning objectives:

  • how Nicotine replacement therapy can help;
  • creating a change plan;
  • pharmacological treatment options;
  • learning about motivational interviewing;
  • communication strategies; and
  • information exchange.

Co-sponsored by the Michigan Dental Hygienists’ Association.

MDA House of Delegates: First Meeting

27
Thursday
8:30am – 10:30am

The first meeting of the House of Delegates will feature the presentation of the MDA Award winners, the MDA President’s Address, reports from the MDA executive director, MDA treasurer, Nominating Committee chair, announcements, nominations, and the introduction of new business.

Course #6

Oral Pathology of Hard and Soft Tissues

27
Thursday
9:00am – 12:00pm

Speaker: James Geist, DDS

Fee: DDS $149; Staff $79
Limit: 100

The course will consider common and/or important diseases of the oral cavity and the head and neck. Discussion will concentrate on diseases that have radiographic features including inflammatory lesions, cysts, cyst-like lesions, benign and malignant neoplasms, and other bone abnormalities.

Learning objectives:

  • understand the pathogenesis and disease mechanisms;
  • recognize clinical manifestations;
  • relate the imaging features of the lesions to their pathological characteristics; and
  • apply a systematic approach to the formulation of differential diagnoses.

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

Course #7

R.I.S.E to Success

27
Thursday
9:00am – 12:00pm

Speaker: Judy Kay Mausolf

Fee: $59/person
Limit: 150

Success is measured by a healthy bottom line, united leadership and a cohesive team. It also must include an environment you enjoy working in — with a feeling of a job well done at the end of the Day! Judy Kay shares her R.I.S.E. Philosophy. It’s a concept for best practices to help the entire dental team think differently, act differently, communicate effectively, work together better and make healthy decisions which result in ultimately growing the business.

Learning objectives:

  • learn how to build a united leadership team;
  • understanding the individual’s role in establishing trust, accountability and respect;
  • learn methods for making successful decisions;
  • learn R.I.S.E. Implementation Process steps;
  • outline how to develop team and performance standards;
  • discover beliefs and behaviors that nurture a patient-focused practice; and
  • acquire tools for creating accountability.
  • Uncover behaviors that inspire a culture of appreciation and celebration.

Sponsored by CareCredit.

Course #8

Ceramics and Esthetics

27
Thursday
9:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: DDS $149; Staff $79
Limit: 100

Today we have more options than ever for ceramic restorations. How do we choose the proper material for each situation? What advantages do some have over others? It is imperative to understand all the current ceramic systems of e.Max, full-contoured or layered zirconia. Attendees will also learn about proper cementation procedures and material selection.

Learning objectives:

  • select the proper ceramic to achieve maximum esthetic success in all areas of the mouth;
  • properly utilize all ceramic systems, including e.Max, layered and full contour zirconia;
  • select proper cements for each ceramic system including resin cements, RMGI and bioceramic cements; and
  • understand the impact of cement versus screw retained implant restorations.

Sponsored by Dentsply Sirona.

Course #9

Restorative Endodontics: A Modern Standard of Care for Long-Term Success

27
Thursday
9:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: DDS $149; Staff $79
Limit: 100

Restorative Endodontics is based on minimally invasive root canal preparations and bioceramic bonded obturation that enhance the long term biomechanical success of the endodontically treated tooth, and also a biologic approach that emphasizes debridement and disinfection rather than shaping for obturation. This Real World Endo® presentation is highly practical and will describe (in detail) numerous facets of clinical endodontics, utilizing a "Case Based Learning Approach." A premolar and molar clinical case will be discussed in detail that will demonstrate both the Basic and Advanced instrumentation and Obturation Technique, as well some technique variations to handle more challenging cases.

Learning objectives:

  • appreciate the scientific concepts for success by incorporating a few new simple steps during clinical care;
  • understand the importance of proper straight-line access and the factors necessary to accomplishing the task;
  • recognize the many applications for fiber-optic ultrasonics in endodontics; and
  • understand how to properly use the ESX® NiTi rotary file and instrumentation system.

NOTE: This course is a prerequisite for attending Dr. Abdenour's workshop (Course #16).

Sponsored by Real World Endo®.

Course #10

Treating Snoring and Sleep Apnea in the Dental Office (Part I)

27
Thursday
9:00am – 12:00pm

Speaker: John Nadeau

Fee: DDS $149; Staff $79 (per session)
Limit: 100

The presentation will include an analysis of patients' symptoms and how to screen for them, scripts for an effective patient interview, how to motivate the dental team to engage their patient on the subject, the morphology of the airway, comorbidities to look out for, the effects to the systemic organs, the reimbursement strategy and insurance billing using dental and medical coding. This program can incorporate an interactive hands-on approach with the attendees changing roles as simulated patients and providers. All necessary diagnostic equipment and intra-oral sleep appliances for the attendees to work with will be provided. This is a unique practical and valuable course.

Learning objectives:

  • provide the attendees with the knowledge of patient screening, diagnosis and treatment modalities for Obstructive Sleep Apnea;
  • enable the attendees to have a hands-on experience with OSA diagnostic equipment; and
  • encourage and enable the continuation of education in sleep dysfunction in order to provide service to the millions of sleep apnea sufferers.

Sponsored by Sleep Group Solutions.

Course #10HT

Human Trafficking Identification Training

27
Thursday
10:00am - 11:00am

Speaker: Sheila Ann Meshinski, RN

Fee: $25/DDS and dental team members

The Michigan law banning human trafficking took effect on Aug. 24, 2006, with various provisions strengthening the law occurring over the following years. In 2014, the Training for Medical Professionals provision was adopted requiring most medical professionals (including dentists) to become trained in identifying the signs of human trafficking. This training session meets the Michigan Board of Dentistry’s new licensing requirement — adopted Jan. 6, 2017 — for health care professionals to complete an identification training course.

Learning objectives include:

  • Understanding the types and venues of human trafficking in the state of Michigan.
  • Identifying victims of human trafficking in health care settings.
  • Recognizing the warning signs of human trafficking in health care settings for adults and minors.
  • Resources for reporting the suspected victims of human trafficking.

Presentation of Candidates

27
Thursday
10:30am
Ballroom C – DeVos Place

Hear from the candidates who are running for leadership positions within the Michigan Dental Association. The Presentation of Candidates will be held immediately following the first meeting of the MDA House of Delegates.

Course #11

HOT TOPIC!
Your Digital Dental Practice: Learn How to Engage Your Patients (Successfully) Online

27
Thurday
11:00am – 12:00pm

Speaker: Justin Mongroo

Fee: $25/person
Limit: 30

The internet has created a new level of “educated” patients who are more savvy about their dental options and how they research finding a dentist for themselves and their families. In this age of text messages and instant access to information, your patients now expect a personalized, fully responsive dental experience from the moment they start searching for your practice online, to the time they leave your office. Join Ruth Galpin of Demandforce as she discusses how your dental practice can successfully navigate the digital space and engage your patients online in a way that decreases your “no shows” and unconfirmed appointments, and keeps your chairs full with new patients who discovered you online. Then stop by to see Ruth at Booth 1001.

Reference Committee Hearing

27
Thursday
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Ballroom C – DeVos Place

Hear a review of the resolutions up for consideration by the House of Delegates.

Course #11HT

Human Trafficking Identification Training

27
Thursday
12:15pm - 1:15pm
Includes box lunch (ham, turkey or vegetarian).

Speaker: Sheila Ann Meshinski, RN

Fee: $50/DDS and dental team members

The Michigan law banning human trafficking took effect on Aug. 24, 2006, with various provisions strengthening the law occurring over the following years. In 2014, the Training for Medical Professionals provision was adopted requiring most medical professionals (including dentists) to become trained in identifying the signs of human trafficking. This training session meets the Michigan Board of Dentistry’s new licensing requirement — adopted Jan. 6, 2017 — for health care professionals to complete an identification training course.

Learning objectives include:

  • Understanding the types and venues of human trafficking in the state of Michigan.
  • Identifying victims of human trafficking in health care settings.
  • Recognizing the warning signs of human trafficking in health care settings for adults and minors.
  • Resources for reporting the suspected victims of human trafficking.
Course #12

HOT TOPIC!
What You Need to Know about Credit Card Processing

27
Thursday
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Speaker: Brenna Remmick

Fee: $25/person
Limit: 30

As a practice owner you are also a business owner, and there are an overwhelming amount of items to check off your to-do list before you can run your office. Whether you take payment in the office or online, providing ways for your patients to pay for treatment is not always simple. Picking a payment processor to help confirm credit card transactions takes times.

Learning objectives:

  • understand what is a payment processor;
  • discover who is involved in payment processing;
  • learn what to do if you don’t take credit or debit cards;
  • discover what types of fees might you pay when using a payment processor;
  • understand how to read the statement with all those fees;
  • understand what is PCI compliance;
  • learn about compliance requirements; and
  • discover all of the EMV chip card technology options.

Learn what you need to know to set up easier payment options for your clients as well as provide an update on where the United States stands on its migration to chip card technology.

Course #13

Cone Beam Computed Tomography

27
Thursday
1:30pm – 4:30pm

Speaker: James Geist, DDS

Fee: DDS $149; Staff $79
Limit: 100

This session will cover cone beam computed tomography. Discussion topics include the technology of CBCT and the strengths and weaknesses of this imaging system. The session will end with an interactive period in which cases are presented for the course participants to examine and formulate differential diagnoses.

Learning objectives:

  • understand the physical principles of CBCT;
  • learn the steps in the acquisition, reconstruction, and presentation of images;
  • recognize the inherent, procedure-related, and patient-related artifacts in CBCT scans;
  • know the indications and contraindications;
  • recognize important anatomic landmarks; and
  • practice the steps of interpretation and formulation of differential diagnoses.
Course #14

Communication Solutions: Attitudes, Breakdowns and Conflict Resolutions

27
Thursday
1:30pm – 4:30pm

Speaker: Judy Kay Mausolf

Fee: $59/person
Limit: 150

Discover how to elevate your communication to a level that inspires open communication, prevents breakdowns, resolves conflict and builds trust and respect resulting in a high performing team and patient relationships.

Learn the skills to communicate positively and effectively with different and even difficult personalities. Discover formats to hold positive, effective and efficient huddles and team meetings. Transform attitudes from toxic to tremendous and create a positive environment where everyone looks forward to coming to the office.

Learning objectives:

  • learn verbal skills to communicate effectively with difficult and different personalities;
  • learn steps to address and resolve conflict;
  • establish protocols that eliminate gossip;
  • identify behaviors that elevate trust and respect;
  • discover methods that turn toxic attitudes to tremendous;
  • determine behaviors that inspire a culture of appreciation and celebration; and
  • learn fundamentals for effective huddles and team meetings.

Sponsored by CareCredit.

Course #15

New Products: When Do I Make the Switch?

27
Thursday
1:30pm – 4:30pm
Fee: DDS $149; Staff $79
Limit: 100

Dentistry has been inundated with new and improved materials over the past few years. The heated topics of universal bonding agents, bulk fill composites, and cements will be debated at length to help determine what material is a proper choice for several direct and indirect procedures.

Learning objectives:

  • understand the differences and indications for all generations of bonding agents;
  • properly utilize different types of bonding agents for any procedure of direct or indirect dentistry; and
  • determine the advantages and disadvantages of bulk fill resins for direct restorations.

Sponsored by Dentsply Sirona.

Course #16

Restorative Endodontics: A Modern Standard of Care for Long-Term Success Workshop

27
Thursday
1:30pm – 4:30pm
Fee: DDS $149; Staff $79
Limit: 100

Attendees wishing to take this course must also take Dr. Abdenour's lecture (Course #9).

The principal scientific concepts for successful endodontics will be presented as well as new technology and techniques that emphasize responsible shaping and hydroxyapatite bonding inside the root canal.

All participants will have the opportunity to validate the concepts from the morning lecture during this hands-on session. Real World Endo® remains dedicated to the preservation of the natural dentition through smarter more thoughtful endodontics. This presentation is a must see for those practitioners committed to clinical efficiency without sacrificing quality care for their patients.

Learning objectives:

  • gain insight into the use of the new bioceramic materials in both surgical and non-surgical endodontic care;
  • become familiar with a novel and very efficient (drilless) post preparation technique; and
  • understand that endodontics and restorative dentistry are not separate entities — rather they are part of a larger continuum: The Endo-Restorative Continuum.

NOTE: Bring a file sample from your current rotary system to compare to ESX (a size 35 is ideal). In addition, any accessed, extracted teeth you may want to work on.

Sponsored by Real World Endo®.

Course #17

Treating Snoring and Sleep Apnea in the Dental Office (Part II)

27
Thursday
1:30pm – 4:30pm

Speaker: John Nadeau

Fee: DDS $149; Staff $79 (per session)
Limit: 100

The presentation will include an analysis of patients' symptoms and how to screen for them, scripts for an effective patient interview, how to motivate the dental team to engage their patient on the subject, the morphology of the airway, comorbidities to look out for, the effects to the systemic organs, the reimbursement strategy and insurance billing using dental and medical coding. This program can incorporate an interactive hands-on approach with the attendees changing roles as simulated patients and providers. All necessary diagnostic equipment and intra-oral sleep appliances for the attendees to work with will be provided. This is a unique practical and valuable course.

Learning objectives:

  • provide attendees with the knowledge of patient screening, diagnosis and treatment modalities for Obstructive Sleep Apnea;
  • enable the attendees to have a hands-on experience with OSA diagnostic equipment; and
  • encourage and enable the continuation of education in sleep dysfunction in order to provide service to the millions of sleep apnea sufferers.

Sponsored by Sleep Group Solutions.

Course #18

RDHs Need Laser Focus

27
Thursday
1:30pm – 4:30pm
Fee: DDS $149; Staff $79 (per session)
Limit: 100

The Diode laser has become the most commonly utilized laser in dentistry today. Diode lasers have many advantages over traditional surgical and therapeutic techniques including less pain, faster healing and new applications including bleaching and desensitizing teeth. Learn how to expand the scope of services offered when a laser is added to the practice!

Learning objectives:

  • why lasers as an adjunct to dental treatment;
  • basic laser physics/delivery system;
  • laser safety protocols and hazards and state requirements;
  • differences in lasers on the market (hard and soft tissue);
  • laser procedures and treatment parameters for periodontal disease/laser bacterial reduction;
  • tissue healing assessment and possibility of complications; and
  • discuss additional procedures including biostimulation/biomodulation, herpetic legion, apthous ulcer, bleaching, and tooth desensitizing.

Co-sponsored by the Michigan Dental Hygienists' Association.

Course #18A

Ask the Dental Benefits Administrator

27
Thursday
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Fee: FREE
Limit: 150

Questions about dental benefits plans are the most common questions we get at the Michigan Dental Association. With that in mind, we wanted to give the dental benefit plan administrators and MDA member dentists the opportunity to talk directly to each other. This three-hour session will have representatives from major plan administrators in the room to talk to dentists directly. Blue Cross, MCNA, and Dentaquest are all participating; Delta Dental declined. The plan administrators will do a short presentation and then the floor will be opened up to questions from the audience. Each plan administrator will have a separate block of time. Please come and take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Course #18HT

Human Trafficking Identification Training

27
Thursday
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Speaker: Sheila Ann Meshinski, RN

Fee: $25/DDS and dental team members

The Michigan law banning human trafficking took effect on Aug. 24, 2006, with various provisions strengthening the law occurring over the following years. In 2014, the Training for Medical Professionals provision was adopted requiring most medical professionals (including dentists) to become trained in identifying the signs of human trafficking. This training session meets the Michigan Board of Dentistry’s new licensing requirement — adopted Jan. 6, 2017 — for health care professionals to complete an identification training course.

Learning objectives include:

  • Understanding the types and venues of human trafficking in the state of Michigan.
  • Identifying victims of human trafficking in health care settings.
  • Recognizing the warning signs of human trafficking in health care settings for adults and minors.
  • Resources for reporting the suspected victims of human trafficking.
Course #19

HOT TOPIC!
International Volunteer Dental Projects: What’s It All About Anyway? (SOLD OUT!)

27
Thursday
3:00pm – 5:00pm
SOLD OUT!

Speaker: Jack Levine, DDS

Fee: FREE
Limit: 30

This course is designed for dentists, dental hygienists, and other interested parties who want to learn more about the nuts and bolts of volunteering around the world or around the block. It is also useful for those with some volunteering experience looking for new ideas or just validation of what they are doing. Topics include the nature of volunteer activities, cross-cultural issues, comparison of service and teaching projects, how to get started either at home or abroad, the nuts and bolts of volunteering overseas or at home, and where to find these volunteer opportunities.

Learning objectives:

  • identify why they are interested in volunteering;
  • understand the importance of working within the context of the local community;
  • compare and contrast the nature of teaching and service projects with the advantage and disadvantage of each type;
  • outline the steps necessary to get started including needs assessment, goal setting and team assembly;
  • describe the nuts and bolts of volunteering including what to do and resources to support the project;
  • find volunteer projects and other sources of information; and
  • appreciate existing projects, both teaching and service, both in the United States and overseas.

MDA Welcome Reception

27
Thursday
4:30pm – 6:00pm
Halls B and C, DeVos Place

Everyone is invited! Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres along with a cash bar while touring the MDA Exhibit Hall featuring nearly 200 exhibitors.

American/International College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Dinner

27
Thursday
6:00pm
Kent Country Club

The dinner will be held Thursday, April 27 at Kent Country Club. A reception will take place at 6 p.m., with dinner and entertainment set for 7 p.m. Watch your mail for more details or contact Dr. Norm Palm.

MDA FoundationDonor/Recipient Thank You Reception

27
Thursday
6:30pm - 9pm

This lively event welcomes all Annual Session attendees to connect with the mission of the Foundation through an enjoyable and interactive evening of discovery.

Enjoy food, folly and meet donors who are creating larger community impact each year and the scholarship and grant recipients who benefit.

This is not an average reception, be prepared for plenty of laughter, genuine connections and lighthearted pleasure! RSVP your attendance BY March 24 to the Foundation at Foundation@michigandental.org; or call 800-589-2632.