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Friday, November 7, 2014

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM           Tales From the Trenches: Effectively Protecting Your Practice
                                            by: Scott D. Nelson, Esq - Walker & Murphy
                                            Sponsored by: R.K. Tongue Co., Inc.

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM             Proper Pharmacologic Prescribing and Disposal for Dental Practitioners 
                                           (Satisfies MSBDE Requirement)
                                            by: Marvin Leventer, DDS

Saturday, November 8, 2014

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM          Airway and Sedation Review
                                           by: Dr. Julius Hyatt

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM             Dental Technology Update 2014
                                            Dr. William F. Martin, III

Course Descriptions

During this presentation, participants will engage in a discussion regarding recent trends in the field of dental malpractice litigation and how to best protect yourself and your practice to ensure future growth. The presentation will be broken down into three parts:


1.Business Decisions that may Impact your Liability

2.Insurance Decisions and the Coverages afforded to your Practice

3.Litigation, Risk Management, and Board Actions – What to do to avoid and once involved what to do to adequately defend against.

Proper Pharmacologic Prescribing and Disposal for Dental Practitioners
by: Dr. Marvin Leventer



1. Review of COMAR – A dentist seeking renewal shall complete a 2 hour Board approved course on the proper prescribing and disposal of prescription drugs.
2. Identify the problem of prescription drug abuse.
3. Review proper use and disposable of prescription and controlled medications.
4. Review proper writing of prescriptions and protection of prescription pads.

Topics Discussed:

-Prevalence: commonly abused prescription drugs; Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Sleep medications, Opoids,   Stimulants, Amphetamines, Dextromethorphan
-Illicit Non-prescription drugs abused: Heroin, Methamphetamine, Marijuana, Cocaine
-Definitions: Prescription drug abuse, Addiction, Physical dependence, Tolerance, Receptors
  Risk for addiction
-Pain management strategies: Aspirin, Acetaminophen, Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, narcotics,      Tramodol (ultram), Lyrica (Pregabalin)
-Drug seeking behavior; Indicators of drug abuse, Warning signs of drug seekers
-Legal implications
-The Dentist Well Being Committee
-Prevention, Treatment, Behavioral treatment, Pharmacological treatment, Treatment for Barb/BDZ addiction
  Chronic Pain
-Disposal, Records, Take back events
-Prescriptions: Form of written prescription, Signature-sig-directions, DEA number
  Controlled substances
-Requirements for prescriptions written for controlled substances

Medical Emergencies Diagnosis and Management

by: Dr. Julius Hyatt

This course is to prepare the entire team with reviews of the many common medical emergencies one can see in the dental practice. The discussion will use numerous examples to facilitate developing a common sense approach to management of patients with chronic and acute health issues. Getting your team ready to perform in the face of an unanticipated emergencies is also an important focus.


Dr. William F. Martin, III

Join Dr. Bill Martin in a fast moving comprehensive review of Dental Technologies and current trends. The program will touch on Digital X-rays, pros and cons of Direct Sensors vs. Phosphorus Plates, will discuss Computer Networking your office, and your needs in the operatory. Using his twenty years of experience with various technologies, Dr. Martin will answer the following questions:

·Micro Electric Motors and Handpieces: "What are they all about?” and "Are they for me?”

·Digital Pan and Cone Beam CTs: "Why and what are the liabilities?”

·Lasers: "Where do we stand today and what do they do?”

·Intraoral Cameras: "Why?” and "Should I change to the new USB Systems?”

·Digital Cameras and digital shade systems: "What do you do with them?”

·Piezo Electric Ultrasonics: "Is it time to ditch your Cavitron?”

·Impressions: "Are they about to be replace by Scanners?”

·"Should I be using powerpoint for treatment plan presentations?”



  • Introduce practitioners to new technologies
  • Identify developing trends in dental technologies
  • Develop good decision making processes for incorporating technology in your practice