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Saturday, February 25, 2017

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM            Continental Breakfast & Vendors
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM          Dental Laser Update
                                          by: Dr. Mitch Lomke
10:45 AM - 12:45 PM        Dentistry's Role in Sleep Breathing Disorders
                                          by: Dr. Rick Rogers
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM          Lunch
1:45 PM - 3:45 PM            Front-End Treatment Planning: Analog and                                                       Digital Smile Design of Prosthetic Rehabilitation
by: Dr. Naif Sinada 

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM            The Many Faces of Orafacial Pain
                                          by: Dr. Vanessa Benavent

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM            Happy Hour - Columbia Alehouse

Course Descriptions

Dental Laser Update
by: Dr. Mitch Lomke 

This course will give a brief introduction to the history and physics of dental lasers and laser tissue interactions (chromophore specific ablation). DDS cases and clinical indications involving Erbium, Diodes (810-1064 nm), Nd: YAG, Nd:YAP, micropulsed CO2 wavelengths, current dental laser research and future laser clinical indications will also be discussed. This course will also cover RDH cases involving periodontal pocket debridement, RAU and Herpetic Lesions. Finally, we will go over laser safety, classifications and regulatory agencies and practice management policies. 

 Dentistry's Role in Sleep Breathing Disorders
by: Dr. Rick Rogers

What is happening to the teeth is an indication of what is happening to the body. The relationship between Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Clenching/Grinding Teeth and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), is now well established. Dr. Richard Rogers will detail how dentists can fill a vital role in detection and treatment of these major systemic illnesses. 

Front-End Treatment Planning: Analog/Digital Smile Design of Prosthetic Rehabilitation
by: Dr. Naif Sinada

This presentation will walk the General Practitioner through some predictable methods to digitally (and conventionally) design esthetic rehabilitations prior to ever prepping any teeth. By the end of the presentation, the practitioner will be able to 1. recognize when to use these principles, 2. be able to apply digital smile design principles on their patients immediately using both conventional/digital workflows, and 3. recognize some potential pitfalls, and apply clinical pearls from the presentation to their day-to-day fixed prosthodontic work.

The Many Faces of Orafacial Pain
by: Dr. Vanessa Benavent

Dr. Benavent will explore causes of non-odontogenic pain that many dentists will encounter across their practice lifetime, discussing tell-tale features and management recommendations in a general practice setting.

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