ACDE Webinar Series

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 of its member schools jointly presents the ACDE Webinar Series. This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.

Webinar Listing April- June 2022      
Date  Time CST Speaker Title  CE Credit Fee  
Friday, April 1 10:00 AM

Tim Wright DDS, MS

Pediatric Dentistry and Opportunities for Digital Dentistry

2 hours $69 More info
Wednesday, April 6 7:00 PM

Charles F. Shuler, BSc, DMD, PhD  

I found an ulcer during my intraoral exam, now what?

2 hours $69 More info
Saturday, April 9 10:00 AM 

Hussein Basma, DDS, DESS, MS

The All-on-X Revolution: A Graft-Avoiding Protocol for Full-Arch Rehabilitation

1.5 hours $59 More info
Thursday, April 21 7:00 PM 

Laila Akhlaghi, DDS

How to Manage Patients Before, During and After Cancer Therapy

1.5 hours $59 More info
Friday, April 29 1:00 PM

Zaid Badr DDS, MS, MFDRCSI

Dental Zirconia Explained, From Porcelain-Covered to
Monolithic-Multilayered Restorations

1.5 hours $59 More info
Thursday, May 3 7:00 PM William C Martin, DMD, MS, FACP

Digital Workflow- Single-tooth Replacement

1.5 hours $59 More info
Thursday, May 12 7:00 PM

Arthur H. Jeske, DMD, PhD

Hot Topics in Dental Pharmacology

1 hour $49 More info
Monday, May 16 7:00 PM

Ana Bedran-Russo, DDS, MS, PhD

Bioactive Materials for Pulp Protection and Pulp Capping

1 hour $49 More info
Wednesday, May 25 7:00 PM

Matthew Messina, DDS

Turning Patient Questions into Opportunities: Effective, Evidence-Based Communication for a Covid World

 2 hours $69 More info
Wednesday, June 1 7:00 PM

Georgia Nikoloudaki, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

The Art and Science of Endodontic Diagnosis

2 hours $69 More info
Friday, June 3 7:00 PM David P. Brock, DMD, MS

Class II Restorative Complications and Solutions

2 hours $69 More info
Thursday, June 9 7:00 PM Jennifer B. Harmon, RDH, MS

Busting Biofilm: Classic to New Age Solutions

2 hours $69 More info
Tuesday, June 14 7:00 PM

Eraldo L. Batista Jr. DDS, MSc (Perio), DSC (Oral Biology), FRCD (C)

Diagnostic Tests in Periodontics: Concepts and Applications

2 hours $69 More info
Thursday, June 23 7:00 PM

Hsun-Liang Chan, DDS, MS

Surgical Microscope Enhancing Periodontal and Implant Treatment Outcomes

1 hour $49 More info

 

Date:  Friday, April 1, 2022  wright.jpg
Location:  Live Online (Zoom)
Speaker:  Dr. Tim Wright 
Credits:  2 hours

Registration:

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Time: 10:00 a.m. CDT
Fee: $69

"Pediatric Dentistry and Opportunities for Digital Dentistry"

Course Description:

Digital dentistry is revolutionizing the way we practice dentistry and provide patient care. Understanding the indications and limitations of digital dentistry enhances a clinician’s ability to provide restorative and orthodontic care. There are many systems available making it difficult for clinicians to choose from the available options. This course presents new applications for digital dentistry for the pediatric patient that are diverse and range from diagnostics to appliance fabrication. Cases using different digital workflows for pediatric patients will be presented to illustrate the diverse applications that digital dentistry can have in the provision of oral health care to the pediatric population. This course will provide practical information on applications of digital dentistry from diagnostics to restorations and appliances that can be adopted in your practice.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to: 

  1. Understand how current digital workflows can be used for managing pediatric dental patients
  2. Evaluate and adopt digital workflows supporting treatment from impressions to appliances 

Tim Wright DDS, MS

Tim Wright received his DDS degree from West Virginia University and completed his Pediatric Dentistry training and Master of Science Degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  He currently is the Distinguished Bawden Professor in the Division of Pediatric and Public Health at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and has served as Pediatric Dentistry Department Chair and Department of Endodontics Department Interim Chair. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science and is a Past President of the AADR.  He has published over 200 peer reviewed scientific manuscripts, edited two texts and authored 24 text chapters.  Dr. Wright has recently been named the Editor in Chief of the Journal of the American Dental Association.


 

Date:  Wednesday, April 6th, 2022        shuler.jpg
Location:  Live Online (Zoom)
Speaker:  Dr. Charles F. Shuler
Credits:  2 CE hours

Registration:

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Time: 7:00 p.m. CDT
Fee: $69

I Found An Ulcer During My Intraoral Exam, Now What? 

Course Description:

An ulceration of the oral mucosa is a relatively common finding during the intraoral examination.  Many different etiologies can present as an oral ulcer.  When first observed, a clinician does not have all the information necessary to determine the definitive diagnosis.  When the ulcer is recognized, it is important to initiate a process to generate more information and ultimately a final diagnosis.  It is not important to give the ulcer a specific name at the time it is first recognized.  This course will focus on developing a process for the clinical evaluation of an oral ulcer that can be used with every case and ultimately lead to the final diagnosis.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize changes of oral mucosa associated with an oral ulceration
  2. Evaluate the clinical history of the oral ulceration and identify factors that contribute to either the etiology or prognosis
  3. Develop a process to achieve a definitive diagnosis for an oral ulceration and develop a plan for treatment

Charles F. Shuler, BSc, DMD, PhD

CHARLES SHULER, BSc, DMD, PhD, Professor, UBC was the Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of British Columbia for ten years, finishing his second five-year term June 30, 2017. He is now a professor of oral pathology in the Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences at UBC Dentistry and teaching oral pathology/medicine. Prior to being appointed at UBC he was a faculty member at the University of Southern California for 18 years. At USC he served as the Director of the University of Southern California Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology holding an endowed chair position as the George and Mary Lou Boone Chair Professor of Craniofacial Molecular Biology. He also served as the Director of the Graduate Program in Craniofacial Biology and the Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs at the USC School of Dentistry. Dr. Shuler received his B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin, his D.M.D. from Harvard School of Dental Medicine, his Ph.D. in Pathology from the University of Chicago and his Oral Pathology education at the University of Minnesota and the Royal Dental College Copenhagen Denmark. He has been active in assessing and managing clinical oral pathology patients with soft and hard tissue lesions. He has had an active research program funded by national granting agencies that focused on evaluating the molecular regulation of the soft and hard tissues of the secondary palate to better understand the etiology of craniofacial birth defects and pathologic changes of the tissues. 

 

Date:  Saturday, April 9th, 2022 basma.jpg
Location:  Live Online (Zoom)
Speaker:  Hussein Basma, DDS, DESS, MS
Credits:  1.5 CE hours

Registration:

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Time: 10:00 a.m. CDT
Fee: $59
The All-on-X Revolution: A Graft-Avoiding Protocol for Full-Arch Rehabilitation

Course Description:

Oral rehabilitation of patients with hopeless dentition or edentulous state represents a therapeutic challenge for many clinicians. The All-on-X concept represents a graft-avoiding approach, where dental implants provide both support and retention for various prosthetic options to restore both esthetics and function. Careful attention to details is important to achieve predictable and long-term success of such cases. During this lecture, the speaker will highlight the absolute surgical and prosthetic variables to be considered for successful outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the diagnostic variables when treatment planning edentulous cases
  2. Be familiar with surgical and Prosthetic planning and execution in treating full arch cases.
  3. How to safely implement immediate implantation and loading in different clinical situations.

Hussein Basma, DDS, DESS, MS

Dr. Hussein Basma received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Damascus University in 2009. Dr. Basma completed a residency in Prosthodontics at Lebanese University and received a Certificate in Periodontology and Master of Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Basma is a Diplomate in the American Board of Periodontology, lectures nationally and internationally about periodontology and dental implants and is a dental social media influencer. Dr. Basma is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontology at UAB. His research and teaching efforts focus on bone augmentation, full-arch rehabilitation, multidisciplinary care, and integration of technology. Dr Basma is currently an active member of The American Academy of Periodontology, Academy of Osteointegration and The International Team for Implantology.  

 

Date:  Thursday, April 21st, 2022 akhlaghi.jpg
Location:  Live Online (Zoom)
Speaker:  Laila Akhlaghi, DDS
Credits:  1.5 CE hours

Registration:

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Time: 7:00 p.m. CDT
Fee: $59
How to Manage Patients Before, During and After Cancer Therapy

Course Description:

Dental Management of Oncology Patients Overview. This course provides a practical clinical guide as to which group of oncology patients need dental clearance prior to their medical treatment and covers some of the most common sources of dental pain for patients undergoing oncological treatment. Designed for general dental practitioners and primary dental care providers, this session focuses on dental management in a detailed systemic approach.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the effects of cancer therapy on the oral cavity.
  2. Address sources of oral pain in oncology patients.
  3. Learn mucositis and the use of Photo-biomodulation therapy.
  4. Know when Dental Clearances are needed.
  5. Take relevant history and risk assessment.
  6. Effectively communicate with the medical team.
  7. Outline the pathways of care.
  8. Understand management and treatment planning before, during, and after cancer safely.
  9. Address osteonecrosis: bisphosphonates, rank-L inhibitors, anti-angiogenics and radiation.
  10. Manage osteonecrosis as a general dentist.

Laila Akhlaghi, DDS

Dr. Laila Akhlaghi, DDS, is a full-time faculty member at Columbia College of Dental Medicine, in the Section of Hospital Dentistry and Division of Oral Surgery. Following dental school graduation from Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’ (GKT School of Medicine) - King’s College London, and residency training in general dentistry in the National Health Service in the United Kingdom, Dr. Akhlaghi gained a particular interest in treating patients with complex medical histories by focusing on dental complications associated with their oncology treatment. Her interest in taking care of the dental needs of medically complex patients led her to run an exclusive oncology dental clinic in London that served multiple oncology hospitals. She joined Columbia University College of Dental Medicine as a full-time faculty member after relocating to New York City in 2018. Since then she developed a dental clearance pathway for oncology and transplant patients in collaboration with the Herbert Irving Medical Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She also continues her work in supervising and training dental postgraduate residents and takes pride in guiding them through clinical management and dental needs of medically compromised patients.  Dr Akhlaghi has an active appointment and affiliation with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and regularly treats medically compromised and special needs patients.

Date:  Friday, April 29th, 2022 badr.jpg
Location:  Live Online (Zoom)
Speaker:  Zaid Badr DDS, MS, MFDRCSI
Credits:  1.5 CE hours

Registration:

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Time: 1:00 p.m. CDT
Fee: $59

Dental Zirconia Explained, From Porcelain-Covered to Monolithic-Multilayered Restorations 

Course Description:

Zirconia based dental restorations grew popular in the last two decades. This can be attributed to them being less expensive options and less time consuming when compared to porcelain fused to metal restorations. The widespread use of CAD/CAM technology in dentistry could be a contributing factor in the emergence and use of these restorations, which plays an integral part in their manufacturing process. One should keep in mind that “zirconia” is a broad term and can represent different materials with different physical and optical properties and therefore, different clinical performance.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the different types of zirconia in the market.
  2. Identify clinical applications for each type of zirconia.
  3. Understand the different preparation requirements for different types of zirconia.

Zaid Badr DDS, MS, MFDRCSI

Zaid Badr DDS, MS, MFDRCSI is an Assistant Professor at the University Of Nebraska Medical Center College Of Dentistry. He is the director of the Integrated Biomaterials, Cariology and Operative Sciences courses. Dr. Badr received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Jordan. He practiced in a private setting for a number of years, during which he successfully completed the requirements for the diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Before Joining the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Badr completed a 3-year residency in Operative Dentistry and Biomaterials at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and obtained a Master of Science degree in Operative Dentistry. He received the Spurgeon Award Certificate of Appreciation voted by DDS class of 2021. His research focus is on dental zirconia and bonding to dental ceramics.

 

Date:  Thursday, May 3rd, 2022 martin.jpg
Location:  Live Online (Zoom)
Speaker:  William C Martin, DMD, MS, FACP
Credits:  1.5 CE hours

Registration:

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Time: 7:00 p.m. CDT
Fee: $59
Digital Workflow- Single-tooth Replacement

Course Description:

The maturation of the field of implant dentistry with regards to technology, materials and the biologic interface has improved treatment efficiency as well as both esthetic and functional predictability. The streamlining of patient care to minimize surgical insult and improve restorative longevity has come to the forefront of clinical demands and continuing education. The utilization of a comprehensive and synergistic digital workflow, based on sound evidence-based principles and team communication, is one way to satisfy these demands.

Successful incorporation of these evolving digital protocols are bringing immediate and esthetic success to a broader group of clinicians and their patients.

This presentation will focus on sound treatment philosophy incorporating the latest technology and digital options. Patient presentations highlighting step-wise planning and treatment will concentrate on clinical situations focused on single tooth replacement with a focus on immediate implants and esthetic outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Define and reference evidence-based digital approaches to accelerated and esthetic implant procedures 
  2. Understand the benefits of the utilization of an iOS in the acquisition and restoration phase of treatment 
  3. Become familiar with positioning implants using digital planning and template fabrication based on a comprehensive restorative plan 
  4. Understand the planning and treatment options that utilize digital planning, implant placement and prosthesis fabrication 
  5. Recognize available restorative materials and components that maximize durability, stability, function and esthetic

William C Martin, DMD, MS, FACP

 Will Martin, DMD, MS, FACP is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Florida’s College of Dentistry. He received his DMD from the University of Florida and completed his MS and Certificate in Prosthodontics from Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr. Martin joined the faculty at the University of Florida in 1999 and currently serves as the Director of the Center for Implant Dentistry. Dr. Martin is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, International Team for Implantology and Associate Fellow of the Academy of Prosthodontics. Dr. Martin has authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles and abstracts. He has co-authored several textbooks on implant dentistry, specifically the ITI Treatment Guides Vol. 1 and 10, S.A.C. Classification in Implant Dentistry (1st Edition) and most recently the 2nd Edition of the S.A.C. Classification in Implant Dentistry. He is the Chairman of the Section USA of the ITI and maintains a part-time practice limited to Prosthodontics within the Center for Implant Dentistry. He lectures both nationally and internationally on esthetic and implant dentistry.

Date:  Thursday, May 12th, 2022 jeske.jpg
Location:  Live Online (Zoom)
Speaker:  Arthur H. Jeske, DMD, PhD
Credits:  1 CE hour

Registration:

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Time: 7:00 p.m. CDT
Fee: $49
Hot Topics in Dental Pharmacology

Course Description:

An update on current issues focusing on biologic agents (monoclonal antibodies), pain management and antibiotic therapy.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Assess modifications to dental treatment for patients taking biologic agents
  2. Select drugs for pain based on current scientific evidence
  3. Understand the indications for various antibiotics for the management of odontogenic infections and for antibiotic prophylaxis

Arthur H. Jeske, DMD, PhD

Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Continuing Dental Education and Professor, Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health, UT School of Dentistry at Houston, Arthur H. Jeske, DMD, PhD, is the Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Continuing Dental Dducation and a professor in the Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. He earned his PhD in pharmacology and DMD from the Medical College of Georgia. He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Texas Dental Association, and Greater Houston Dental Society and is a fellow of the International College of Dentistry and the American College of Dentistry. Dr. Jeske chaired the ADA's Council on Scientific Affairs in 2004 and has authored numerous articles on the use of drugs in dentistry. He is currently editor-in-chief of Mosby's Dental Drug Reference and an editor of Contemporary Dental Pharmacology.

Date:  Monday, May 16th, 2022 russo.jpg
Location:  Live Online (Zoom)
Speaker:  Ana Bedran-Russo, DDS, MS, PhD
Credits:  1 CE hour

Registration:

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Time: 7:00 p.m. CDT
Fee: $49
Bioactive Materials for Pulp Protection and Pulp Capping

Course Description:

In the past years there has been an influx of bioactive dental materials in the market aiming to improve biocompatibility and the response of the dentin-pulp complex when pulp protection therapies are indicated. These materials have different features in composition, indications, and handling technique. Not all these materials have science to support effectiveness clinically. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the materials clinicians have available for pulp protection, their mechanism of action, and overall success rates of pulp capping therapies in adults.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Learn about what is in the word “bioactive” in dental materials
  2. Review and differentiate types of pulp protection materials 
  3. Learn about success rates of direct and indirect pulp capping for adult patients and useful clinical tips for placement

Ana Bedran-Russo, DDS, MS, PhD 

Dr. Ana Bedran-Russo is chair and professor at the Marquette University School of Dentistry Department of General Dental Sciences. Dr. Bedran-Russo has published over 125 peer-reviewed papers, 4 book chapters and over 170 abstracts. She received a DDS degree from the University of Sao Paulo, and a Master and PhD degrees from the University of Campinas. She completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. As a clinician-scientist she utilizes her experience as a dentist and biomaterials researcher to understand functional aspects of teeth towards the goal of developing bioinspired dental biomaterials and therapies to increase the lifespan of the natural dentition, including development of bonding systems. Her research has been supported by the NIH since 2006 as well as industry and association contracts. Dr. Bedran-Russo is actively involved in the leadership of professional associations, including chairing the ADA Council of Scientific Affairs, Councilor of the Academy of Operative Dentistry, past-president DMG group of the International Association for Dental Research, and past board member Academy of Dental Materials.

Date:  Wednesday, May 25th, 2022 messina.jpg
Location:  Live Online (Zoom)
Speaker:  Matthew Messina DDS
Credits:  2 CE hours

Registration:

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Time: 7:00 p.m. CDT
Fee: $69

Turning Patient Questions into Opportunities: Effective, Evidence-Based Communication for a Covid World

Course Description:

Communication is the art and science of making yourself heard.  Patients have always had questions, but the Covid era has heightened their search for information.  It is vital that the dentist and their team be able to provide not only accurate, evidence-based information but the proper perspective to digest the facts and choose a course of action. A conversation with a patient is not an intellectual exercise.  It is an opportunity to deliver specific messages to an interested audience. This course will examine the science of communication and the art of understanding.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Better communicate through understanding of the technical components and the emotional components of the delivery of information.
  2. Learn to think from the patient’s perspective and gain greater control of the conversation to achieve strategic objectives.
  3. Better respond to patient questions by learning the techniques to bridge from challenging questions to effective messages that assist the patient in achieving oral health.

Matthew Messina, DDS 

Matthew Messina, DDS, graduated first in his class from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1987.  After graduation, he completed a general practice residency at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. A practicing general dentist for 30 years, he has also served as a visiting faculty member at the Pankey Institute for advanced dental education in Key Biscayne, Florida. Dr. Messina is the Clinic Director of Ohio State Upper Arlington Dentistry and is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry.  He had served as the Interim Director of the Dental Oncology Clinic of the James Cancer Center at OSU since 2018.

Dr. Messina is recognized nationally for his presentations on communications, as well as his lectures on leadership skills that allow dentists to provide optimal care for their patients. He is currently a consumer advisor for the American Dental Association, serving as a national spokesperson since 1995. Throughout his career, he has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America program and NBC’s Today Show.  He has been interviewed on CNN and National Public Radio. He has also provided comments on dental health and related subjects for USA TODAY, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, Web MD, and Prevention Magazine, to name just a few.

Date:  Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 nikoloudaki.jpg
Location:  Live Online (Zoom)
Speaker:  Georgia Nikoloudaki, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)
Credits:  2 CE hours

Registration:

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Time: 7:00 p.m. CDT
Fee: $69

The Art and Science of Endodontic Diagnosis

Course Description:

Successful management of the dental patient relies on accurately identifying and managing odontogenic pain and/or pathology. Diagnosis is the first step on the road to success. Although the main diagnostic tools available to us remain unchanged for years, if performed sequentially and correctly, a fairly reliable assessment of whether and where an endodontic intervention is necessary can be obtained.

This seminar will review how to acquire a comprehensive history from the patient and methodically and systematically conduct clinical and radiographic tests in order to arrive at an accurate diagnosis. The physiology of pulpal and periradicular pathosis will be detailed, which will aid in interpreting the chief complaint of the patient and the results of the various objective clinical tests. Lastly, we will review pathologies mimicking endodontic pathosis and odontogenic infection and discuss the applications of CBCT imaging in differential and definite diagnosis and its limitations.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the science behind the pathophysiology of pulpal and periapical disease.
  2. List the steps that help in achieving an accurate endodontic diagnosis 
  3. Ask the patient objective questions to help in the diagnostic process.
  4. Describe sequentially and apply in a systematic way the objective tests available to us in clinic to arrive to a definitive diagnosis.
  5. Identify oral lesions and dental anomalies that may mimic odontogenic infections.
  6. Identify the valuable information that CBCT imaging modality can provide in endodontic diagnosis.

Georgia Nikoloudaki, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)


Dr. Georgia Nikoloudaki is a full-time assistant professor and Chair of the division of Endodontics at Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University. Dr. Nikoloudaki obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery and Master’s Degrees in Dentistry with a specialization in Endodontics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece. She then pursued her PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry at Western University where her research focused on wound healing mechanisms in the mouth. She is a board-certified Endodontist in Canada and Fellow of The Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and maintains part-time private practice limited to Endodontics at a dental specialty clinic in London, ON. 

Dr. Nikoloudaki has been heavily involved in teaching dental students at Schulich Dentistry since 2015. She strives to contribute to high-quality research in the field of dentistry and to continue building on the current didactic and clinical Endodontics for future dentists. As a clinician-scientist, Dr. Nikoloudaki aims to not only share knowledge with her students, but also generate new knowledge to provide the highest quality of care for her patients and the advancement of the field of Endodontics. She has numerous scientific publications in peer reviewed journals and is supervising dental students in research projects.

 

Date:  Friday, June 3rd, 2022 brock.jpg
Location:  Live Online (Zoom)
Speaker:  David P. Brock, DMD, MS
Credits:  2 CE hours

Registration:

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Time: 10:00 a.m. CDT
Fee: $69

Class II Restorative Complications and Solutions

Course Description:

The go-to material of choice for posterior Class II restorations is resin composite. Despite our best efforts, complications with the direct placement of composite happen—sensitivity, marginal overhangs, chipping, and de-bonding just to name a few. Dr. Brock combines over twenty years of clinical experience in private practice with original research by his team at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry to provide practical solutions to these far too common complications.

 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Properly diagnose common complications associated with posterior Class II composite restorations. 
  2. Identify potential problems before they escalate. 
  3. Learn how to prevent complications by understanding the most common factors that cause them.

David P. Brock, DMD, MS

Dr. Brock is an Assistant professor, Graduate Program in Prosthodontics, University of Louisville School of Dentistry. Dr. Brock graduated from Harvard University with his DMD and received his certification and Master’s degree in Prosthodontics from Loma Linda University. He is a member of the American College of Prosthodontics (ACP) and prior to joining the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, he had his own private practice in Monterey CA.

Date:  Thursday, June 9th, 2022 harmon.jpg
Location:  Live Online (Zoom)
Speaker:  Jennifer B. Harmon, RDH, MS
Credits:  2 CE hours

Registration:

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Time: 7:00 p.m. CDT
Fee: $69

Busting Biofilm: Classic to New Age Solutions

Course Description:

Biofilm management is a principal goal of preventive and nonsurgical periodontal therapy.  As part of maintaining optimal oral health, biofilm management requires daily patient self-care in combination with routine professional care for biofilm removal.  Traditional methods of subgingival biofilm management included hand and ultrasonic instrumentation, and supragingival biofilm removal focused on various polishing techniques.  More recent innovations have focused on subgingival air polishing for the removal of biofilm from root surfaces with a glycine-based powder.  As oral health care professionals we must also stay up to date with biofilm removal products that best meet each patient’s needs. 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the traditional methods of professional biofilm removal: hand and/or ultrasonic instrumentation, power polishing, and air polishing 
  2. Explain the importance of professional subgingival biofilm removal from root surfaces as a routine part of nonsurgical periodontal therapy
  3. Compare and contrast conventional supragingival air polishing with subgingival air polishing
  4. Explain the benefits to a patient when supra- and subgingival biofilm removal is incorporated into the treatment plan
  5. Identify and recommend self-care devices for daily biofilm removal

Jennifer B. Harmon, RDH, MS

Jennifer Harmon is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Comprehensive Oral Health at the Adams School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she has taught for six years.  As a triple Tar Heel, she has received her Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sport Science, Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, and Master of Science in Dental Hygiene Education.  She teaches both dental hygiene and dental students, and currently serves as clinic director for first-year dental hygiene students and directs several courses including dental anatomy and clinical theory. 

Harmon serves on the advisory board for the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research & Practice and served as the President of the North Carolina Dental Hygienists’ Association.  She is an active member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, American Dental Education Association, and Sigma Phi Alpha.  In addition to these leadership roles, she is a strong advocate for oral health and overall wellness and enjoys speaking nationally for Dental Hygiene Academy.

Date:  Tuesday, June 14th, 2022 batista.jpg
Location:  Live Online (Zoom)
Speaker:  Eraldo L. Batista Jr. DDS, MSc, DSC, FRCD (C)
Credits:  2 CE hours

Registration:

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Time: 7:00 p.m. CDT
Fee: $69

Diagnostic Tests in Periodontics: Concepts and Applications

Course Description:

Over the years, knowledge on periodontal microbiology and immunology enabled the identification of bacteria/molecules that could serve as markers of risk of disease activity and periodontal breakdown. These advances, coupled with the constant progress of biotechnology tools now enable clinicians to monitor some of these markers to promote a chairside surveillance of periodontal health and anticipate periodontal breakdown in treated patients. 

This course aims at presenting a review of periodontal disease progression concepts and the rationale behind some of the markers and biological fluids used in periodontal diagnostic tests. Additionally, basic principles of the biotechnological tools used to detect and quantify these markers are to be presented, along with their relative advantages, limitations, and potential pitfalls. 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe basic mechanisms of destruction of the periodontium
  2. Understand the peculiarities of periodontal disease progression and candidate markers of this process.
  3. Understand the biotechnological approaches used to detect markers of disease and bacteria.
  4. Recognize the limitations and advantages of the diagnostic tests presently used in periodontics.

Eraldo L. Batista Jr. DDS, MSc (Perio), DSC (Oral Biology), FRCD (C)

Dr. Eraldo Batista received his D.D.S. from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (PUCRS) in 1988 followed by a master’s degree in Periodontology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Soon after he started teaching Periodontics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), also working with Periodontics and Implantology in private practice. In 2000 enrolled in the DSc. Program in Oral Biology at Boston University, graduating in 2005. Back in Brazil, he taught at the Dental School also collaborating with the Medical School and the Graduate Program in Cellular & Molecular Biology at PUCRS.  Moved to Canada in 2013, assuming the position of Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in 2018. Joined the Department of Clinical Dental Sciences-Division of Periodontics at Dalhousie University as Associate Professor in 2020, focusing on teaching and research. Fellow and Speaker of the International Team for Implantology (ITI), Section Canada.

Date:  Thursday, June 23rd, 2022 chan.jpg
Location:  Live Online (Zoom)
Speaker:  Hsun-Liang Chan, DDS, MS
Credits:  1 CE hour

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Time: 7:00 p.m. CDT
Fee: $49

Surgical Microscope Enhancing Periodontal and Implant Treatment Outcomes

Course Description:

Using the surgical microscope for improving periodontal and implant-related regenerative outcomes is happening.  Increased magnification (10 to 25x) and confocal illumination make possible precise incision, soft tissue reflection and management, complete surface detoxification and detailed suturing.  These delicate procedures can lead to improved wound stability and early revascularization, which may improve regenerative outcomes and reduce postoperative morbidity.  This course will focus on the principles and rationale of using the surgical microscope for periodontal and guided bone regeneration, supplemented by case demonstrations. 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the paradigm shift in surgical dentistry toward tissue regeneration and minimally invasive procedures   
  2. Familiarize basic wound healing principles and enhanced healing from microsurgery (3) List the indications for performing periodontal and implant microsurgery

Hsun-Liang Chan, DDS, MS

Dr. Chan is Clinical Associate Professor of Dentistry Assistant Program Director, Periodontics Graduate Program. Dr. Chan finished periodontal specialty training with a prestigious award,Sigurd P. Ramfjord Award for Excellence in Graduate Periodontics, at the University of Michigan in 2011. Since graduation, he has been teaching as a full-time clinical faculty at the University of Michigan. He teaches topics related to periodontal disease and implant therapy to predoctoral students and graduate periodontal residents in the clinics and in the classroom. He also conducts clinical research focusing on minimally invasive periodontal and implant surgeries using advanced imaging, e.g. 3D dental ultrasound, CBCT scans, and digital treatment planning. He received several other awards from the nation’s authority in periodontics, the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), including Fellowship to the Institute for Teaching & Learning (2011), Abram and Sylvia Chasens Teaching and Research Fellowship (2011), Nevins Teaching and Clinical Research Fellowship, the AAP foundation (2013), Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics (2015) and AAP Sunstar Innovation Award (2018). He is also listed as a finalist of the Richard J. Lazzara Fellowship In Advanced Implant Surgery (2011). He serves as a committee member in different capacities in major periodontal and dental implant organizations, e.g. AAP, Academy of Osseointegration, Midwest Society of Periodontology and Michigan Periodontal Association, etc. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and conference abstracts/presentations related to periodontics and implant therapy. Dr. Chan is also the Director of the “Periodontal and Implant Microsurgery Academy (PiMA)” which offers three levels of courses with various time commitments and depth of training for interested individuals with all ranges of experience with microsurgery.

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