Education Passport

AAPD 2019 Continuing Education Package

AAPD is offering CE for those courses at Annual Session you could not attend. Here, you have the opportunity to purchase and earn CE hours. Purchase the entire Annual Session package.

  • Your Practice Through the Patient’s Eyes

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Your Practice through the Patients Eyes, It's not just about Dentistry Do you really know your patients? Do they know you? In the life cycle of a patient, it’s not just about how many clicks in the computer or how many restorations you have done. What it is about is how many real conversations you have had, the personal care and the customized touch. Let’s take customer service to a whole new level by learning who your target audience is, what they expect and what they see. A patient’s positive perception is your success. It’s time to put on different glasses and see things in a new perspective!

    Your Practice through the Patients Eyes, It's not just about Dentistry Do you really know your patients? Do they know you? In the life cycle of a patient, it’s not just about how many clicks in the computer or how many restorations you have done. What it is about is how many real conversations you have had, the personal care and the customized touch. Let’s take customer service to a whole new level by learning who your target audience is, what they expect and what they see. A patient’s positive perception is your success. It’s time to put on different glasses and see things in a new perspective!

  • What's New and Trending in Orthodontics

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    It is a very interesting time in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics! New orthodontic technologies and techniques appear to be emerging daily. Some of these innovations are merely hype, while others are incredibly powerful tools to improve the quality of clinical care as well as practice management efficiencies and effectiveness. In addition, general dentists are attempting to keep much more pediatric dentistry and orthodontics in-house, corporate pedo and ortho are on the rise, and do-it-yourself treatments dominate social media feeds and television commercials. Competition is at an all-time high. Many pediatric dentists and orthodontists have turned their attention to the unique power of the pedo-ortho relationship in direct response; however, the specifics of how to successfully manage the nuances of this relationship remain mysterious and complicated. This lecture will review the current trends in orthodontics, will elucidate specific details and important considerations of the pedo-ortho relationship, and will present a variety of clinical tips, business approaches, and practice management and marketing pearls to make this unique and powerful relationship successful for the mutual benefit of all involved – pediatric dentist, orthodontist, and patient!

    It is a very interesting time in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics! New orthodontic technologies and techniques appear to be emerging daily. Some of these innovations are merely hype, while others are incredibly powerful tools to improve the quality of clinical care as well as practice management efficiencies and effectiveness. In addition, general dentists are attempting to keep much more pediatric dentistry and orthodontics in-house, corporate pedo and ortho are on the rise, and do-it-yourself treatments dominate social media feeds and television commercials. Competition is at an all-time high. Many pediatric dentists and orthodontists have turned their attention to the unique power of the pedo-ortho relationship in direct response; however, the specifics of how to successfully manage the nuances of this relationship remain mysterious and complicated. This lecture will review the current trends in orthodontics, will elucidate specific details and important considerations of the pedo-ortho relationship, and will present a variety of clinical tips, business approaches, and practice management and marketing pearls to make this unique and powerful relationship successful for the mutual benefit of all involved – pediatric dentist, orthodontist, and patient!

  • The Instrument Checkup and Dental Unit Waterlines, Biofilm & Water Quality

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The Instrument Checkup: What are the common problems with dental instrumentation, and how can they be prevented? Learn how proper care and handling of dental instruments can save your office time and money and reduce frustration. Through this course, you’ll discover the proactive approach to prevent damage and extend the life of your dental instruments to ensure proper functionality for patient care and practice efficiency. The importance of conducting instrument assessments will be reviewed, and resources to help you extend the life of dental instruments in your practice will be shared. Plan to attend as a team! Or participate individually and schedule office time with the staff to discuss ways to extend the life of your instruments. Dental Unit Waterlines, Biofilm & Water Quality: This seminar will introduce you to the infection control principles and best practices pertaining to dental unit waterlines, in accordance with the CDC guidelines. You will learn how to optimize the quality of water that you deliver to your patients.

    The Instrument Checkup: What are the common problems with dental instrumentation, and how can they be prevented? Learn how proper care and handling of dental instruments can save your office time and money and reduce frustration. Through this course, you’ll discover the proactive approach to prevent damage and extend the life of your dental instruments to ensure proper functionality for patient care and practice efficiency. The importance of conducting instrument assessments will be reviewed, and resources to help you extend the life of dental instruments in your practice will be shared. Plan to attend as a team! Or participate individually and schedule office time with the staff to discuss ways to extend the life of your instruments. Dental Unit Waterlines, Biofilm & Water Quality: This seminar will introduce you to the infection control principles and best practices pertaining to dental unit waterlines, in accordance with the CDC guidelines. You will learn how to optimize the quality of water that you deliver to your patients.

  • String of Pearls 2019

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Listen as 12 presenters share their "pearls" of wisdom for 15 minutes each on the topic of their choice: - Three Relevant Applications for Glass Ionomer Strip Crowns- Scott Hamilton - Brushing is PAWsome! Introducing a Therapy Dog Into Your Practice - Gila Dorostkar - Use of Gummy Bears for Oral Sedation - Judith Chin - Molar Incisor Hypomineralization in the United States: How Much We know About It - Azza Tagelsir Ahmed - Medical Emergencies: What is the diagnosis vs. What can I fix? - Michael Webb - Retention Rates of Isolite Sealant Study - Nancy Bien - The Oral Microbiome, Diagnostic Technology, and Autism Spectrum Disorder - Mark Cannon - Algorithms for pulpal diagnosis in vital pulp therapy of primary molars - Jose Rubio - The potential use of Dexis CariVu in the Pediatric population - Sahar Alrayyes - Brass Wire: The Ancient Art of Distalization - Keaton Howe - Post trauma sensitivity and pulp handling using Soft Tissue Lasers - Vijay Mathur

    Listen as 12 presenters share their "pearls" of wisdom for 15 minutes each on the topic of their choice:

    - Three Relevant Applications for Glass Ionomer Strip Crowns- Scott Hamilton
    - Brushing is PAWsome! Introducing a Therapy Dog Into Your Practice - Gila Dorostkar
    - Use of Gummy Bears for Oral Sedation - Judith Chin
    - Molar Incisor Hypomineralization in the United States: How Much We know About It - Azza Tagelsir Ahmed
    - Medical Emergencies: What is the diagnosis vs. What can I fix? - Michael Webb
    - Retention Rates of Isolite Sealant Study - Nancy Bien
    - The Oral Microbiome, Diagnostic Technology, and Autism Spectrum Disorder - Mark Cannon
    - Algorithms for pulpal diagnosis in vital pulp therapy of primary molars - Jose Rubio
    - The potential use of Dexis CariVu in the Pediatric population - Sahar Alrayyes
    - Brass Wire: The Ancient Art of Distalization - Keaton Howe
    - Post trauma sensitivity and pulp handling using Soft Tissue Lasers - Vijay Mathur

  • Sedation and GA in the Office: Answers to your most common questions

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Are you fully complying with the 2016 AAP-AAPD Sedation Guidelines? Are you prepared to rescue a patient that becomes unresponsive? Why shouldn't I treat a patient that is finally cooperative (read: unresponsive) due to sedatives? I've never had a problem before. Should I have an anesthesia provider come to office to provide deep sedation or general anesthesia for my patients? What should I be looking out for? What are other organizations saying about office-based GA for dentistry? These questions and more will be answered in this morning session.

    Are you fully complying with the 2016 AAP-AAPD Sedation Guidelines? Are you prepared to rescue a patient that becomes unresponsive? Why shouldn't I treat a patient that is finally cooperative (read: unresponsive) due to sedatives? I've never had a problem before. Should I have an anesthesia provider come to office to provide deep sedation or general anesthesia for my patients? What should I be looking out for? What are other organizations saying about office-based GA for dentistry? These questions and more will be answered in this morning session.

  • Presented by IAPD: The Paradigm Shift in the Clinical Management of ECC Based on Worldwide Evidence

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presented by IAPD Early childhood caries (ECC) is a highly prevalent disease around the world, often remains untreated and exerts a major impact on children’s and parents’ quality of life. ECC was traditionally considered an unavoidable and communicable disease. The diagnosis was based on the number of cavities, which was only assessed from the age of three years onwards. Prevention was restricted to hygiene counseling and the treatment was exclusively restorative, necessarily involving the complete removal of the carious tissue. This approach had no impact on the global ECC burden. New evidence on the etiology, prevention and treatment has indicated a change in the paradigm of the understanding and clinical management of the disease: a) ECC is a non-communicable disease with an unacceptable burden for children, families and society; b) the high frequency of sugar intake in the first years of life is the primary cause of the disease; c) exposure to daily topical fluoride is fundamental to its control; and d) initial caries stages need to be addressed to enable arresting lesions on the enamel or even in the dentin. Taken together, this evidence indicates the need for action in the following key areas: a) limit sugar intake in foods and beverages and avoid free sugars for children under two years of age; b) perform twice daily tooth brushing with fluoridated toothpaste (at least 1,000 ppm) in all children; c) provide preventive guidance within the first year of life preferentially by a dentist for comprehensive continuing care and the early detection of carious lesions; and d) new thresholds and protocols for the use of noninvasive and invasive methods for the treatment of caries based on the concept of minimal intervention. In order for the new paradigm not to be merely a new "wave", it is essential a collaborative involvement of a broad range of professionals to the adoption of practices and policies that promote oral health in childhood. The aim of this presentation is to explore all aspects involved in this paradigm shift, with emphasis to the evidence-based clinical management of ECC

    Presented by IAPD Early childhood caries (ECC) is a highly prevalent disease around the world, often remains untreated and exerts a major impact on children’s and parents’ quality of life. ECC was traditionally considered an unavoidable and communicable disease. The diagnosis was based on the number of cavities, which was only assessed from the age of three years onwards. Prevention was restricted to hygiene counseling and the treatment was exclusively restorative, necessarily involving the complete removal of the carious tissue. This approach had no impact on the global ECC burden. New evidence on the etiology, prevention and treatment has indicated a change in the paradigm of the understanding and clinical management of the disease: a) ECC is a non-communicable disease with an unacceptable burden for children, families and society; b) the high frequency of sugar intake in the first years of life is the primary cause of the disease; c) exposure to daily topical fluoride is fundamental to its control; and d) initial caries stages need to be addressed to enable arresting lesions on the enamel or even in the dentin. Taken together, this evidence indicates the need for action in the following key areas: a) limit sugar intake in foods and beverages and avoid free sugars for children under two years of age; b) perform twice daily tooth brushing with fluoridated toothpaste (at least 1,000 ppm) in all children; c) provide preventive guidance within the first year of life preferentially by a dentist for comprehensive continuing care and the early detection of carious lesions; and d) new thresholds and protocols for the use of noninvasive and invasive methods for the treatment of caries based on the concept of minimal intervention. In order for the new paradigm not to be merely a new "wave", it is essential a collaborative involvement of a broad range of professionals to the adoption of practices and policies that promote oral health in childhood. The aim of this presentation is to explore all aspects involved in this paradigm shift, with emphasis to the evidence-based clinical management of ECC

  • Precision Medicine

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Precision medicine is an approach to disease prevention and treatment that considers genetic variability, and environmental and lifestyle influences that are unique to each patient. It facilitates stratification of patient populations that vary in their susceptibility to disease and response to therapy. It is a strategy that uses the unique genomic and biological characteristics of a patient to identify treatment specific targets. Analysis of the genome and unique molecular profile of patients with chronic diseases has revealed new, potentially actionable therapeutic targets. Precision medicine has been shown to be an increasingly successful approach to cancer therapy. Biomarkers enable target specific treatments that are more reliable in predicting response to treatment and result in better health outcomes. Recent successes in the use of immunity-inducing antibodies have stimulated increased interest in the use of precision immunotherapy of cancer. Continued interrogation of the human genome will reveal new actionable targets for patients with chronic diseases resulting in improved therapeutic efficacy. The application of the principals of precision health and medicine in dentistry will dramatically alter dental education and dental practice.

    Precision medicine is an approach to disease prevention and treatment that considers genetic variability, and environmental and lifestyle influences that are unique to each patient. It facilitates stratification of patient populations that vary in their susceptibility to disease and response to therapy. It is a strategy that uses the unique genomic and biological characteristics of a patient to identify treatment specific targets. Analysis of the genome and unique molecular profile of patients with chronic diseases has revealed new, potentially actionable therapeutic targets. Precision medicine has been shown to be an increasingly successful approach to cancer therapy. Biomarkers enable target specific treatments that are more reliable in predicting response to treatment and result in better health outcomes. Recent successes in the use of immunity-inducing antibodies have stimulated increased interest in the use of precision immunotherapy of cancer. Continued interrogation of the human genome will reveal new actionable targets for patients with chronic diseases resulting in improved therapeutic efficacy. The application of the principals of precision health and medicine in dentistry will dramatically alter dental education and dental practice.

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in children is defined as a “disorder of breathing during sleep characterized by prolonged partial upper airway obstruction and/or intermittent complete obstruction that disrupts normal ventilation during sleep and normal sleep patterns.” OSAS is both prevalent and underdiagnosed in children. OSAS has harmful central nervous system, cardiovascular, and metabolic consequences, which can include an inability to concentrate in school, poor academic performance, behavioral problems, cardiovascular effects, and poor growth and development. Apneas in children are produced by an imbalance between upper airway load and neuromuscular tone. Many factors influence these attributes, but the most important are adenotonsillar hypertrophy and obesity. History and examination are fundamental areas that dentists can use to help diagnose OSAS in pediatric patients. Full-night polysomnography is the gold standard for obtaining a definitive diagnosis. Dental practitioners also can play a crucial role in the treatment and management of this condition.

    Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in children is defined as a “disorder of breathing during sleep characterized by prolonged partial upper airway obstruction and/or intermittent complete obstruction that disrupts normal ventilation during sleep and normal sleep patterns.” OSAS is both prevalent and underdiagnosed in children. OSAS has harmful central nervous system, cardiovascular, and metabolic consequences, which can include an inability to concentrate in school, poor academic performance, behavioral problems, cardiovascular effects, and poor growth and development. Apneas in children are produced by an imbalance between upper airway load and neuromuscular tone. Many factors influence these attributes, but the most important are adenotonsillar hypertrophy and obesity. History and examination are fundamental areas that dentists can use to help diagnose OSAS in pediatric patients. Full-night polysomnography is the gold standard for obtaining a definitive diagnosis. Dental practitioners also can play a crucial role in the treatment and management of this condition.

  • 2019 Dental Benefits Symposium

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This course will cover proven and effective steps on how to negotiate fees with insurance carriers. We will discuss the 7 negotiating steps which require doctors to build significant leverage to negotiate. We will also cover the realities of PPO participation and how dentists can reduce PPO participation over time without downsizing their practice. Along with PPO negotiations and PPO participation strategies, we will discuss insurance alternative plans and how these plans will soon dominate the market place. Being prepared for the future with regards to the 3rd party payor landscape is key in being a competitive force against ongoing changes to the dental insurance landscape.

    This course will cover proven and effective steps on how to negotiate fees with insurance carriers. We will discuss the 7 negotiating steps which require doctors to build significant leverage to negotiate. We will also cover the realities of PPO participation and how dentists can reduce PPO participation over time without downsizing their practice. Along with PPO negotiations and PPO participation strategies, we will discuss insurance alternative plans and how these plans will soon dominate the market place. Being prepared for the future with regards to the 3rd party payor landscape is key in being a competitive force against ongoing changes to the dental insurance landscape.

  • Advanced Pediatric Dentistry: Building Your Confidence for Challenging Cases

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Success in Pediatric Dentistry requires that we develop the skills necessary to meet the everyday demands we face as Pediatric Dentists. Caries is the disease we are trained to prevent and treat and as we grow as practitioners, we each face the same daunting questions and challenges in trying to meet the needs of our patients. This is an exciting time for dentistry as advances in dental materials, and diagnostic technology is changing and creating new paradigms for caries treatment and prevention. This course will present some of the most challenging cases and scenarios we face as Pediatric Dentists. A detailed discussion and case presentation will highlight both mistakes and solutions on topics ranging from complicated restorative, acid erosion, eruption problems, periodontal diseases, trauma, pulp therapy, interceptive orthodontics, and CAD/CAM. At the end of the course, attendees will have a core set of practice scenarios, and treatment plans, they can use to implement any of the concepts presented in this course. It is the goal of this course to provide the participants with a lively discussion and presentation regarding the latest concepts in varying aspects of pediatric dentistry.

    Success in Pediatric Dentistry requires that we develop the skills necessary to meet the everyday demands we face as Pediatric Dentists. Caries is the disease we are trained to prevent and treat and as we grow as practitioners, we each face the same daunting questions and challenges in trying to meet the needs of our patients. This is an exciting time for dentistry as advances in dental materials, and diagnostic technology is changing and creating new paradigms for caries treatment and prevention. This course will present some of the most challenging cases and scenarios we face as Pediatric Dentists. A detailed discussion and case presentation will highlight both mistakes and solutions on topics ranging from complicated restorative, acid erosion, eruption problems, periodontal diseases, trauma, pulp therapy, interceptive orthodontics, and CAD/CAM. At the end of the course, attendees will have a core set of practice scenarios, and treatment plans, they can use to implement any of the concepts presented in this course. It is the goal of this course to provide the participants with a lively discussion and presentation regarding the latest concepts in varying aspects of pediatric dentistry.