TUITION: $99 PER COURSE
CONNECT MEMBERS: ONE FREE TUITION PER COURSE
3 Live Lecture CE Credits Per Course
9:00am Central | 10:00am Eastern | 7:00am Pacific
Dive into more in depth topics that are trending in dentistry. These three hour virtual courses will be the core of our education content and will offer multiple speakers to complement the material presented. Topics will vary and will include business strategies, clinical efficiency, restorative dentistry, treatment planning, pharmacology, implants and hygiene productivity.
These courses are three hours long.
UNDERSTANDING THE VITAL ROLE OF MEDICAL HISTORY AND PHARMACOLOGY IN ORAL DIAGNOSIS: A ROAD-MAP FOR SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT PLANNING
Friday, December 4th, 2020
3 Live Lecture CE Credits
Subject Code 149
COURSE DESCRIPTION & OBJECTIVES
Audience: This course was created for doctors and dental assistants.
“Why do cases fail?” This is a question that most practitioners have asked of themselves. The answers can most often be revealed by the initial examination if the proper data is captured and understood. In this must-see symposium, three nationally recognized educators will offer a coordinated approach to gather and reconcile the essential data for comprehensive diagnosis. With this insight, a new perspective on treatment planning will be presented as well as an approach to reducing the future risk for recurrent disease. A dynamic live panel discussion and question/answer round-table will immediately follow the presentations.
Part 1; “The Phantom of the Operatory” Let Your Inner Voice Guide You to Great Patient Care! with Tom Viola , R.Ph., C.C.P.
In this presentation, participants can expect to:
- Discuss the family of cardiovascular diseases and the complex interplay with systemic inflammation and co-morbid diseases.
- Review the classes of medications used in the treatment of cardiovascular disease along with their mechanisms of action, adverse reactions, dental considerations and potentially necessary treatment modifications.
- Discuss the pathophysiology of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) and the various management strategies and treatment options available.
- Review the classes of medications used in the treatment of PUD and GERD along with their mechanisms of action, adverse reactions, dental considerations and potentially necessary treatment modifications.
- Discuss the pathophysiology of asthma and COPD and the various management strategies and treatment options available.
- Review the classes of medications used in the treatment of asthma and COPD along with their mechanisms of action, adverse reactions, dental considerations and potentially necessary treatment modifications.
- Describe the complex interplay of diabetes mellitus with oral-systemic inflammation and co-morbid diseases.
- Review the classes of medications used in the treatment of diabetes along with their mechanisms of action, adverse reactions, dental considerations and potentially necessary treatment modifications.
Part 2: “Treatment Planning and Disease Management in Modern Practice: Expanding Your bag of Tricks!” with Marc Geissberger, DDS
During this program practitioners will learn how to:
- Diagnose a variety of complex clinical situations.
- Understand the difference between a balanced oral environment and one that is susceptible to disease
- Develop strategies that can be implemented in practice to help patients achieve oral balance
- Develop a program for caries eradication that can be easily implemented into private practice
- Learn new diagnostic and examination tools that lead to more complete treatment plan development
Part 3: “Embracing your “BFF” for Success.” The Role of the Body, The Face and Function to Reduce Risk for Treatment Failures with Jeffrey W Horowitz, DMD, FAGD, D-ABDSM
In this presentation, participants can expect to gain understanding on the following topics:
- How to utilize risk management for treatment planning the restored or non-restored dentition.
- The role of diagnostic imaging, records and testing in comprehensive diagnosis.
- The role of airway and skeletal patterns in comprehensive diagnosis
- How to differentiate occlusal disease from temporo-mandibular joint disorders.
SPEAKERS - DR. TOM VIOLA, DR. MARC GEISSBERGER, DR. JEFFREY HOROWITZ
Thomas Viola, R. Ph., C.C.P., the founder of “Pharmacology Declassified”, is a board-certified pharmacist who also serves the professions of dentistry as a clinical educator, professional speaker, and published author. Tom is a member of the faculty of 16 dental professional degree programs and has received several awards for outstanding teacher of the year. Tom has presented hundreds of continuing education courses to dental professionals, nationally and internationally, in the areas of oral pharmacology and local anesthesia and is well-known for his regular contributions to several dental professional journals. Through his informative, humorous, and engaging live seminars and webinars, Tom has earned his reputation as the go-to specialist for making pharmacology practical and useful for all members of the dental team.
Dr. Geissberger was born in San Francisco and raised in Marin County. He attended Marin Catholic High School. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California. After completing his undergraduate degree he attended the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1991. While in dental school he served as class president his first two years and as student body president during his final year. Additionally, he was elected into Omicron Kappa Upsilon and Tau Kappa Omega dental honor societies for scholastic excellence. In 1994 Dr. Geissberger earned a Masters of Arts in Educational Psychology from the University of the Pacific School of Education.
Dr. Geissberger has practiced in Marin since 1991. He splits his time equally between his private practice and educating practicing dentists He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry and served as the Chair of the Department of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences at the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry for 15 years. He has maintained a faculty appointment continuously since 1991.
Dr. Geissberger has been awarded fellowship in the International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He has won several teaching awards and completed a fellowship with the American Dental Education Association’s Leadership Institute. He has served as the President, President-Elect and Vice President of both the Supreme Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon and University of the Pacific’s Alumni Association.
Jeffrey W. Horowitz, DMD, FAGD, D-ABDSM, D-ASBA Dr. Jeff Horowitz completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh and earned his dental degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. After completing a GPR at the Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, N.J., Dr Horowitz founded the Carolina Center for Advanced Dentistry, a multi-disciplinary group practice in the Conway/Myrtle Beach, SC area. He is also the founder and clinical director for Advanced Sleep and TMJ Centers. His main interests include cosmetic smile rehabilitation, complex restorative cases, treatment of sleep disordered breathing, orthodontics and temporo-mandibular disorders.
An admitted C.E. “Junkie”, Dr Horowitz is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry where he has served as a past-president for South Carolina and on the AGD Dental Education Council. Dr Horowitz also serves as a mentor and past scientific advisor at the Kois Center in Seattle, a key opinion leader/lecturer for Catapult Education, and as an instructor for Sleep Group Solutions. His affiliations include the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Sleep and Breathing Academy holding dual-diplomate status, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Orthodontic Society, the Piper Study Club, the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and the Wellness Dentistry Network. Dr. Horowitz lectures internationally, has been published in dental literature, and has contributed to many television news media reports.
Drs. Horowitz, Geissberger and Viola received an honorarium for their time preparing and presenting this webinar from Midway Education Center. Midway Education Center would like to disclose that the material presented in this webinar was created for educational purposes only and will not be used to promote the products or services of the sponsor company directly. Instructors are advised that when appropriate, to mention a generic overview of the technologies and products mentioned in this webinar to present a balanced view of all options available and to promote improvements in dental practice management free from commercial bias. Speakers are advised when necessary to support all scientific claims throughout the lecture with research driven data and to disclose to the participants at the beginning of the webinar any commercial support or relationships with potential sponsor companies or commercial entities.
1 Live Lecture CE Credit per Course
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1 Live Lecture CE Credit per course
6:30pm Central | 7:30pm Eastern | 4:30pm Pacific
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