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MSDA's Spring Meeting
 
Sponsored by MSDA's Endorsed Vendors
 
Friday, March 21, 2014

Prescription Drug Abuse (3 CE Credits) -
Satisfies MSBDE Requirement for 2015
by: Marvin Leventer, DDS
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Objectives:

1. Review of COMAR 10.44.22.04 – 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
Strategies
Legal implications
The Dentist Well Being Committee
Mechanisms/Receptors
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

 


 
Triage Traumatic Dental Injuries: Critical Steps
by: Kaneta Lott, DDS 
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 Each participant will come away with a:

• Full understanding of the healing process
• Step-by step evaluation approach
• Logical evaluation form that reviews:
(extra and intra-oral soft tissues ⁄ facial and dental bones ⁄ periodontia and tooth structures)
• Pre-packaged supply list
• Listing of the necessary radiographs
• Listing of the necessary clinical test
• Specialists referral list
• Timetable for follow-up treatment

 

Saturday, March 22, 2014
Clinical Advances and Practical Applications in Periodontics 
by: Mark Reynolds, DDS
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Clinical periodontics has undergone remarkable changes over the past decade. This course provides an evidence-based review of advances and practical applications in the treatment of periodontitis. In addition, the course will examine common modifiable risk factors and practice recommendations that have the potential to impact risk profiles for periodontitis and other chronic disorders.

Objectives

Understand current concepts related to the etiology of periodontal diseases.
Define therapeutic strategies for the management of periodontitis and peri-implantitis.
Recognize current levels of evidence linking periodontal diseases to systemic conditions.
Understand current status of evidence and implications for practice recommendations.

 


 
How Advances in Tissue Engineering and Diagnostics Affect Treatment Planning and Treatment Outcomes (3 CE Credits)
by: Karl Zeren, DDS
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This presentation will focus on how advances in diagnostics and tissue engineering impact our ability to more predictably and more safely treat our patients. With the advent of cone beam radiography, and the use of 3-D imaging software we are able to treatment plan both the simple and complex cases and provide the patient with a much better understanding of what we are able to accomplish. Many of the challenges we have faced in terms of hard and soft tissue grafting have been answered with advances in tissue engineering.

We will explore the current state of the art of tissue in engineering and how these technological breakthroughs afford opportunities to treat challenging cases.

Objectives:
1.Participants in this program will be able to appreciate the difference between 2-D and 3-D imaging diagnostics.
2.Participants will explore the use of 3-D software in treatment planning and patient education.
3.Participants will appreciate how tissue engineering and the use of growth factors affords more predictable treatment outcomes