Updates in Dentistry

May 10, 2024 1:30pm ‐ May 10, 2024 2:30pm

Identification: PA-CE-4

Updates in Dental Sleep Medicine and Airway Management

May 10, 2024 3:50pm ‐ May 10, 2024 4:50pm

Identification: PA-CE-6

Registration and Breakfast

May 10, 2024 8:00am ‐ May 10, 2024 8:45am

Identification: PA-REG-1

Welcome and Opening Remarks

May 10, 2024 8:45am ‐ May 10, 2024 9:00am

Identification: PA-WEL-1

Networking Break

May 10, 2024 10:00am ‐ May 10, 2024 10:20am

Identification: PA-NET-1

Networking Break

May 10, 2024 11:20am ‐ May 10, 2024 11:40am

Identification: PA-NET-2

How IV Sedation Changed my Practice, and I am a GP

May 10, 2024 9:00am ‐ May 10, 2024 10:00am

Identification: PA-CE-1

Sedation dentistry enhances patient comfort and can dramatically expand a practice’s capabilities. This presentation explores the art and science of safe and effective intravenous procedures that ultimately create a more comfortable and positive dental experience.

Learning Objectives:
  • Explain best practices in sedation dentistry and describe how IV sedation can expand the scope of a general practice by attracting and retaining a broader patient base
  • Discuss ethical considerations surrounding sedation dentistry, how to ensure compliance with regulations, and patient-centered care
  • List effective communication and management strategies to address patient anxiety and dental phobias

"Expand" Your Mind and the Rest Will Follow (En Vogue)

May 10, 2024 10:20am ‐ May 10, 2024 11:20am

Identification: PA-CE-2

Clear aligner therapy is a treatment that can benefit many different patients, and there are various considerations for clinicians to keep in mind, working from nose to gut. This webinar will explain how “the nose knows,” as 60% of airway issues have a nasal component. “Tiger tongue” can also be a factor, as described by Dr. Felix Liao. And you’ll also want to “GERD your loins for expansion,” because it's going to be a spicy night.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe how airway issues and nasal breathing impact clear aligner therapy
  • Explain the role of the tongue on successful treatment
  • Discuss gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Bernoulli's principle, and the perceived difficulty of expansive orthodontics

Optimizing Esthetics: Form and Function: The Sequential Success of Direct Bonding

May 10, 2024 11:40am ‐ May 10, 2024 12:40pm

Identification: PA-CE-3

Patients are often present with misaligned, chipped, or discolored teeth, but are fearful to have their teeth “drilled”. Because of false representation via social media, patients seem to be reluctant to having treatment. It is the clinician’s responsibility to communicate clearly and educate patients on the most conservative approaches in restoring the form, function, and esthetics of their smiles. The first step is re-aligning the teeth to the correct position in regaining proper function and to assist in creating good esthetics. Step two is assessing and mapping out what is needed to optimize the esthetics of the newly aligned teeth. Step three is executing and mastering an effective and replicable approach in the sequence of direct bonding techniques to achieve predictable results. Direct composite bonding can be a highly effective, minimalistic, and replicable approach to restoring a patient’s dentition with predictable results versus a more aggressive approach such as porcelain veneering or full porcelain coverage. This course will provide the attendee with a practical approach to biomimetic dentistry and show a variety of examples with proven success

Learning Objectives:
  • Determine how tooth alignment and occlusion affect final esthetics and longevity of direct restorations
  • Learn how to match composite shades to existing teeth properly
  • Learn how to execute an effective and replicable, sequential process of direct bonding procedures from start to finish

For the Love of Safe Dental Unit Water

May 10, 2024 2:30pm ‐ May 10, 2024 3:30pm

Identification: PA-CE-5