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AAPD 2020 NashVirtual - Continuing Education

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

  • Identification and Management of Opioid and Substance Use Disorders in Pediatric Dental Practice - Part 2

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/23/2020

    This lecture will discuss common drugs abused by children and adolescents, and provide the attendee with approaches in identifying and managing patients with opioid and substance use disorders in the pediatric dental practice. Logic for using, signs, symptoms, behaviors, and effects on the developing brain will be highlighted. Dental treatment recommendations, brief interventions, effective referral protocol, and resources for family members will be discussed. Be sure to listen to Part 2 of this lecture on Saturday, May 23! Learning Objectives: Describe alcohol and drug use in early adolescence with progression to opioid and substance use disorders in late adolescence. discuss the neurocognitive effects of addictive substances on the developing adolescent brain. discuss patterns, trends, epidemiology, and contributing factors to opioid and other substance use \ abuse among the child and adolescent population highlight similarities, differences, and discuss challenges of adolescents with co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders. discuss how the pediatric dental practitioner and staff can identify and manage substance use and withdrawal syndrome behaviors in patients. recognize and deliver safe dental procedures for children and adolescents who are actively using alcohol and \ or other drugs; or are currently receiving treatment for opioid and substance use disorders. demonstrate and provide the pediatric dentist with brief interventions, referrals and resources for the family.

    This lecture will discuss common drugs abused by children and adolescents, and provide the attendee with approaches in identifying and managing patients with opioid and substance use disorders in the pediatric dental practice. Logic for using, signs, symptoms, behaviors, and effects on the developing brain will be highlighted. Dental treatment recommendations, brief interventions, effective referral protocol, and resources for family members will be discussed. 

    Be sure to listen to Part 2 of this lecture on Saturday, May 23!

    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe alcohol and drug use in early adolescence with progression to opioid and substance use disorders in late adolescence.
    • discuss the neurocognitive effects of addictive substances on the developing adolescent brain.
    • discuss patterns, trends, epidemiology, and contributing factors to opioid and other substance use \ abuse among the child and adolescent population
    • highlight similarities, differences, and discuss challenges of adolescents with co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders.
    • discuss how the pediatric dental practitioner and staff can identify and manage substance use and withdrawal syndrome behaviors in patients.
    • recognize and deliver safe dental procedures for children and adolescents who are actively using alcohol and \ or other drugs; or are currently receiving treatment for opioid and substance use disorders.
    • demonstrate and provide the pediatric dentist with brief interventions, referrals and resources for the family.

    Randall Lout

    DDS, MS

    Dr. Lout attended Oklahoma State University and Southwestern Oklahoma State University School of Pharmacy. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. After dental school, he completed a pediatric dental residency and Master of Science degree at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. As part of the residency, his hospital training was at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Hennepin County Medical Center.. Following his training, he was awarded the Graduate Student Research Award by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Pursuing further education later in life, he completed a Master of Science in Addiction Counseling program at Grand Canyon University followed by licensure in substance abuse counseling. He is experienced in working with adolescents and health care professionals. Dr. Lout is a Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He has served on the Evidence-Based Dental Committee, Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is currently Chair, Council on Clinical Affairs. Dr. Lout is in private practice in Phoenix and Mesa, Arizona.

  • Social Media Marketing for the Pediatric Dental Office- Part 1

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/22/2020

    While most offices are open throughout the week; patients and potential customers are looking for answers outside of business hours. During these hours a website and social media presence are valuable assets to provide education and information. This lecture focuses on strategies to engage current and potential patients. Learning Objectives: Understand the buyer's journey in the relation parents selecting a dental office. Understand and define the three aspects of an inbound marketing campaign. Implement marketing strategies engage with current and potential patients.

    While most offices are open throughout the week; patients and potential customers are looking for answers outside of business hours. During these hours a website and social media presence are valuable assets to provide education and information. This lecture focuses on strategies to engage current and potential patients.


    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the buyer's journey in the relation parents selecting a dental office.
    • Understand and define the three aspects of an inbound marketing campaign.
    • Implement marketing strategies engage with current and potential patients.

    Jarod Johnson

    Speaker

    Jarod Johnson received his DDS degree from The University of Iowa College of Dentistry and his certificate in pediatric dentistry from the UNLV School of Dental Medicine. He is also a diplomate of the ABPD and an adjunct assisting professor at The University of Iowa. He practices in Muscatine, IA.

  • String of Pearls 2020

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/22/2020

    Listen to quick 15 minute presentations that you can take with you! - Airway Rescue and Management in Pediatric Sedation - Dr. Steve Yun - Sequel of Early Age Trauma to Anterior Region: Interesting Findings - Dr. Vijay Mathur - Management of Maxillary Space Loss using the Pendulum Appliance - Dr. David Avenetti - Myofunctional Therapy: The Game Changer and the Missing Link in a Pediatric Dental Practice - Dr. Navreet Sidhu - Preventing Prolonged General Anesthesia in Very Young Patients - Dr. Brett Chiquet - SDF and Zirconia: Esthetic Solutions for Non-Esthetic Caries Arrest - Dr. Dustin Janssen

    Listen to quick 15 minute presentations that you can take with you!

    - Airway Rescue and Management in Pediatric Sedation - Dr. Steve Yun
    - Sequel of Early Age Trauma to Anterior Region: Interesting Findings - Dr. Vijay Mathur
    - Management of Maxillary Space Loss using the Pendulum Appliance - Dr. David Avenetti
    - Myofunctional Therapy: The Game Changer and the Missing Link in a Pediatric Dental Practice - Dr. Navreet Sidhu
    - Preventing Prolonged General Anesthesia in Very Young Patients - Dr. Brett Chiquet
    - SDF and Zirconia: Esthetic Solutions for Non-Esthetic Caries Arrest - Dr. Dustin Janssen

    Steve Yun

    Speaker

    Dr. Yun is a board-certified anesthesiologist who specializes in office and dental anesthesia. He obtained his M.D. from the University of Southern California, and completed his post-graduate training at the UCLA Center for Health Sciences. He is a Lecturer at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Clinical Professor at the Western University of Health Sciences, and an Expert Consultant and Examiner for the Dental Board of California. He is also a Safety Inspector for the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF). 

    He has extensive clinical research experience and has given numerous lectures across the country and internationally on patient safety issues.

    Vijay Mathur

    Speaker

    Chair, Pediatric Dentistry, AIIMS, New Delhi. Vice President- IADR India Division.  Vice-President, Indian Society for Dental Traumatology, Honorary Treasurer- Indian Society of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry and Editor in Chief - Journal of South Asian Association of Pediatric Dentistry.  69 publications,  230 international and National presentations.  32 research projects. Presently working on ECC, Dental trauma, Soft Tissue lasers, Biomedical Ethics

    David Avenetti

    Speaker

    Dr. Avenetti is a full-time Clinical Associate Professor and the Post-Graduate program director at UIC in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. 

    His didactic responsibilities include coordination and instruction in "Orthodontics & Growth and Development", "Pulp Therapy and Dental Materials", "Advocacy and Public Health", and "Journal Club/Post-Graduate Seminars". Dr. Avenetti’s clinical responsibilities include serving as an attending in the post-graduate clinic and at the University of Illinois Hospital. He facilitates the collaborative “Mixed Dentition Clinic” with the Department of Orthodontics. He is involved in federally-funded research with NIDCR, receives supported for educational grants through HRSA, and participates in institutionally-funded projects.

    He is actively involved with the AAPD, where he is a national spoksperson, a fellow, and a graduate of the Leadership Institute Cohort V. Dr. Avenetti is a Diplomate of the ABPD and engages in extramural private practice in Chicago, IL.

    Education: University of Southern California (BS), University of California, Los Angeles (DDS), Seattle Children's Hospital and University of Washington (Cert, MSD, MPH)

    Navreet Sidhu

    Speaker

    Dr Navreet Sidhu, is a board certified pediatric dentist.

    Born and raised in India, Dr Sidhu voyaged to the US after finishing dental school in India. She lived in Los Angeles, while attending dental school at UCLA School of Dentistry in California. She furthered her training as a pediatric dental resident at Mt Sinai Medical Center in New York where she also served as the “Chief Resident” in the Department of Dentistry. At Mount Sinai she focused her post graduate research work on improving the collaboration between pediatricians and pediatric dentists by developing the infant oral health screening protocol for pediatric residents. As a part of her research initiative, she helped create a dental screening tool in EPIC for oral and caries risk assessment that can be utilized by Pediatricians and Pediatric Residents to assess not only the oral health status of infants but also to measure the referral activity to the Pediatric dentists.
    Her research work helped improve access to dental care for children in the underserved areas in Manhattan . Her major research foci are developing and implementing infant oral health programs in underserved communities, encouraging inter departmental collaborations.
    Dr Sidhu is a staunch advocate of breastfeeding and is currently working towards becoming a certified lactation counselor. In her private practice in Montgomery New Jersey, Dr Sidhu works closely with young moms who are having a challenging breastfeeding journey. She is trained to diagnose infant tongue and lip ties (especially as it pertains to breastfeeding difficulty) and release the tethered tissues with C02 Light scalpel laser.
    Other areas of interest include myofunctional therapy and early intervention orthodontics.

    Brett Chiquet

    Speaker

    Dr. Chiquet received his DDS, PhD, and Advanced Education Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)  School of Dentistry in Houston, Texas.  Dr. Chiquet is a ful time faculty member at the UTHealth School of Dentistry, where he is involved in dental student and resident education and clinic.  Dr. Chiquet helps direct resident research, and his personal research centers around a multidisciplinary approach to treating patients with cleft lip and palate and addressing patient safety concerns. 

    Dustin Janssen

    Speaker

    Dr. Dustin Janssen is a private practice pediatric dentist in Lubbock TX.  He started his private practice, Parkview Pediatric Dentistry, 6 years ago.  Dr. Janssen received his DDS from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2009 and spent two years as a general dentist before returning to The University of Washington and recieving his certificate in pediatric dentistry in 2013.  

  • Sores & Bumps 101

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/23/2020

    This 3 hour lecture will use real patients that can walk at any time and at any pediatric dental practice in the country with issues unrelated with teeth. Issues such as change in the color of the oral mucosa or gums, small sores in the lower lip, well defined patches on the dorm of the tongue, generalized sore gums, bad taste, halitosis, bumps in the floor of the mouth, etc. Please, come to this Sunday morning lecture with a lot of energy and your mobile device to participate in questions developed for each patient. The lecture is a practical lecture and will cover common issues that the pediatric dentist will face in a busy practice. Learning Objectives: Upon completion, participants will be able to establish a differential diagnosis for the most common soft tissue issues that can present in the oral cavity of children Upon completion, participants will be able to discuss the basis for the teratment of the most common soft tissue issues that can present in the oral cavity of children Upon completion, participants will be able to understand the reasons and criteria for referral of children with soft tissues issues in the oral cavity

    This 3 hour lecture will use real patients that can walk at any time and at any pediatric dental practice in the country with issues unrelated with teeth. Issues such as change in the color of the oral mucosa or gums, small sores in the lower lip, well defined patches on the dorm of the tongue, generalized sore gums, bad taste, halitosis, bumps in the floor of the mouth, etc. Please, come to this Sunday morning lecture with a lot of energy and your mobile device to participate in questions developed for each patient. The lecture is a practical lecture and will cover common issues that the pediatric dentist will face in a busy practice.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Upon completion, participants will be able to establish a differential diagnosis for the most common soft tissue issues that can present in the oral cavity of children
    • Upon completion, participants will be able to discuss the basis for the teratment of the most common soft tissue issues that can present in the oral cavity of children
    • Upon completion, participants will be able to understand the reasons and criteria for referral of children with soft tissues issues in the oral cavity
  • Modern Management of Incipient Carious Lesions

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/22/2020

    Caries lesion can be arrested at any stage of lesion development provided that plaque-free conditions are maintained. Professionals must become aware of the importance of early identification of disease and individuals at high risk of developing caries so that they may receive early preventive intervention. Learning Objectives: Upon completion, participant will be able to identify early evidence of Caries Disease process. Upon completion, participant will be able to do early identification of individual at high risk of developing caries so that they may receive early Preventive intervention Upon completion, participant will be able to apply various modalities available to treat incipient carious lesions before these develop into cavitated lesions

    Caries lesion can be arrested at any stage of lesion development provided that plaque-free conditions are maintained. Professionals must become aware of the importance of early identification of disease and individuals at high risk of developing caries so that they may receive early preventive intervention.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Upon completion, participant will be able to identify early evidence of Caries Disease process.
    • Upon completion, participant will be able to do early identification of individual at high risk of developing caries so that they may receive early Preventive intervention
    • Upon completion, participant will be able to apply various modalities available to treat incipient carious lesions before these develop into cavitated lesions

    Varinder Goyal

    Speaker

    I am Dr. Varinder Goyal, Professor and Chair , Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Guru nanak Dev Dental College& Research Institute, Sunam,India , Member, Education Committe, Internationl Association of Pediatric Dentistry, President of South Asian Association of Pediatric Dentistry, Board Member of  Pediatric Dentistry Association of Asia  and Past President, Indian Society of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry. I am Member of Facultry of Dental Surgery, Royal Collehe of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow and Adjuct Faculty at Dr. D.Y. Patil University, Pune, India.  I am Member of many professional bodies like American Dental Association, International Association of Pediatric Dentistry, American Assocaition of Pediatric Dentistry, European Association of Pediatric dentistry, International Association of Dental Research and many more. I have published many Papers in indexed international and National journals. 

  • Creating a Culture of Accountability

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/22/2020

    The message may be "excellence" or "comprehensive dentistry." It may be a message of "caring" or "compassion." But if the team does not appreciate the message or have the skills to convey fundamental information to patients, then the practice's core message is no more effective than a note stuffed in a bottle and thrown into the sea. The chances that the message will be received and acted upon in a timely manner are slim. This lecture gives practices the skills they need to develop and formulate messages and protocols and to hold everyone accountable for success. When the practice culture is about accountability, then things get done and results are achieved. Learning Objectives: --How to develop a core marketing message and communicate it effectively to patients. --How to make everyone enthusiastically accountable for practice success. --How to train the team to use the best verbal skills for any situation.

    The message may be "excellence" or "comprehensive dentistry." It may be a message of "caring" or "compassion." But if the team does not appreciate the message or have the skills to convey fundamental information to patients, then the practice's core message is no more effective than a note stuffed in a bottle and thrown into the sea. The chances that the message will be received and acted upon in a timely manner are slim. This lecture gives practices the skills they need to develop and formulate messages and protocols and to hold everyone accountable for success. When the practice culture is about accountability, then things get done and results are achieved.

    Learning Objectives:

    • --How to develop a core marketing message and communicate it effectively to patients.
    • --How to make everyone enthusiastically accountable for practice success.
    • --How to train the team to use the best verbal skills for any situation.

    David Schwab

    Speaker

    David Schwab, Ph.D., is a professional speaker, author, and consultant who helps dentists grow their practices, educate their patients, and train their teams so that the practices will be more profitable.

    An internationally known seminar speaker, Dr. Schwab presents practical, user-friendly practice management and marketing seminars for the entire dental team. Fast-paced, filled with humor, and overflowing with “pearls,” Dr. Schwab’s seminars are as popular as they are useful. His lecture topics include developing brand identity, effectively using social media, revving up internal marketing, improving verbal skills, providing team leadership, and increasing case acceptance. 

    As a consultant, Dr. Schwab works extensively with referral based practices to help dental specialists develop and maintain strong referral relationships. He helps specialists systematize referrals and develop outreach programs that attract more referral sources.

    Prior to starting his own company, Dr. Schwab served as Director of Marketing for the American Dental Association and as Executive Director of the American College of Prosthodontists. He has also worked with numerous dental schools, major corporations, and private dental practices.

    At the present time he runs a marketing consulting firm, David Schwab & Associates, Inc. The company provides in-office seminars and consulting.

    Recognized as a prolific author, Dr. Schwab’s practice management and marketing articles have appeared in numerous publications, including the Journal of the American Dental Association, Dental Economics, the Seattle Study Club Journal, and the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association. His website, www.davidschwab.com, features blogs, articles, and videos.

    Dr. Schwab holds a Ph.D. in English from Northwestern University.

    A native of New Orleans, he currently lives in the Orlando, Florida area.

  • Are the Pediatricians Referring to You?

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/22/2020

    A discussion of time-tested methods to increase referrals into your office by pediatricians and general dentists and help increase your visibility within your professional community. Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to increase the number of pediatrician referrals in their practice by improving their visibility in the community. Participants will know how to communicate with their patient's prior dentist, whether their dentist referred that patient or not. Participants will receive materials they can provide pediatricians in order to teach them caries risk assessment.

    A discussion of time-tested methods to increase referrals into your office by pediatricians and general dentists and help increase your visibility within your professional community.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Participants will be able to increase the number of pediatrician referrals in their practice by improving their visibility in the community.
    • Participants will know how to communicate with their patient's prior dentist, whether their dentist referred that patient or not.
    • Participants will receive materials they can provide pediatricians in order to teach them caries risk assessment.

    Craig Hollander

    Speaker

    Dr. Craig Hollander is a graduate of the University of Iowa and has been in private practice in St. Louis, MO for the past 29 years. He is currently a Board  Examiner and Committee Chair for the ABPD, and is a past Missouri Dentist of the Year and former President of the Greater St. Louis Dental Society.,

  • Dental Benefits

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/22/2020

    Diagnostic coding use in dentistry has been talked about for several years. Its regular use remains elusive, but there is a small but growing number of dentists providing this information regularly when submitting claims. Medical plans and clinicians have obtained and used diagnostic codes for approximately 20 years. They have helped plans develop guidelines and have become a critical element in research to determine best practices, preferred outcomes, decision support tools and efficient purchasing. We will discuss the challenges and opportunities for dental plan use of diagnostic coding. it has the potential for significant impact on the direction, type, and availability of dental care as well as future plan design and payment mechanisms. Development of tools and techniques for obtaining broader use of diagnostic codes for billing medical plans for your patients treatment. Learning Objectives: Discover the tips to finding the highest level of diagnostic reasons for billing with a diagnostic code and how to back up that code with a information on why this patient is a medical necessity. The information needed to document medical necessity. Diagnostic codes come in batches. Learning how to find the correct one under the topic is key to payment.

    Diagnostic coding use in dentistry has been talked about for several years. Its regular use remains elusive, but there is a small but growing number of dentists providing this information regularly when submitting claims. 

    Medical plans and clinicians have obtained and used diagnostic codes for approximately 20 years. They have helped plans develop guidelines and have become a critical element in research to determine best practices, preferred outcomes, decision support tools and efficient purchasing. 
    We will discuss the challenges and opportunities for dental plan use of diagnostic coding. it has the potential for significant impact on the direction, type, and availability of dental care as well as future plan design and payment mechanisms. Development of tools and techniques for obtaining broader use of diagnostic codes for billing medical plans for your patients treatment. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Discover the tips to finding the highest level of diagnostic reasons for billing with a diagnostic code and how to back up that code with a information on why this patient is a medical necessity.
    • The information needed to document medical necessity.
    • Diagnostic codes come in batches. Learning how to find the correct one under the topic is key to payment.

    Christine Taxin

    Speaker

    Christine Taxin is founder and president of Links 2 Success & Dental Medical Billing that covers all dental and medical billing training. Christine delivers continuing  education seminars for dental and medical professionals and serves as an adjunct professor at the New York University (NYU) Dental School Resident Programs for New York City Programs, Harvard, and other dental schools across the country. 

    Christine Taxin has been awarded “Leader in Consulting” for the past eight years in Dentistry Todays List. Christine is on the board of Stem Cell Collection, the board of certification for 3D Scans and Fellowship with the AIDA. The AGD has approved her company Links2Success as a national provider of PACE continuing education credits. Ms. Taxin’s workbooks “Introduction to Medical Billing”,” Introduction to CT Scan Billing” and “Oral Surgery and Implant Surgery” have been received by many as the go to workbook for training. In 2020 she will be able to offer certification tests thru Q'Pro.  The test is administered by the AMA and the courses are from the manuals that are on our web sites.

  • International Oral Presentations 2020

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/22/2020

    Join 10 international speakers as they present their global research. Each presentation is 15 minutes. -Does children's dental treatment under general anesthesia improve children's and families' quality of life? - Saffana Jbara - Recommendations to manage parents and children anxiety related to children's dental treatment under general anesthesia -Ziadeddin AlBaghdadi - Biocompatibility of resin composites and risk evaluation in pediatric dentistry - Maha Daou - The ARM-ER Approach to caries management (and hypersensitivity) - Catherine Boyce - Conservative Surgical-Orthodontic Management of Impacted Canines by Autotransplantation - Gajanan Kulkarni - A global perspective on the use of the Hall technique by specialist pediatric dentists - Nabil Ouatik - The Tamponing Effect of Resorbable Biological Barrier in Quality of Obturation in Primary Molars - Anitha Santosh - The Oral Health Status and Treatment Needs of Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - Keith Da Silva - ORTHODONTIC MINI IMPLANTS and its uses in Pediatric Dentistry - Binu Abraham - Early Management of Functional Problem - Joby Peter

    Join 10 international speakers as they present their global research.  Each presentation is 15 minutes.

    -Does children's dental treatment under general anesthesia improve children's and families' quality of life?  - Saffana Jbara
    - Recommendations to manage parents and children anxiety related to children's dental treatment under general anesthesia  -Ziadeddin AlBaghdadi
    - Biocompatibility of resin composites and risk evaluation in pediatric dentistry  - Maha Daou
    - The ARM-ER Approach to caries management (and hypersensitivity)  - Catherine Boyce
    - Conservative Surgical-Orthodontic Management of Impacted Canines by Autotransplantation  - Gajanan Kulkarni
    - A global perspective on the use of the Hall technique by specialist pediatric dentists - Nabil Ouatik
    - The Tamponing Effect of Resorbable Biological Barrier in Quality of Obturation in Primary Molars  - Anitha Santosh
    - The Oral Health Status and Treatment Needs of Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder  - Keith Da Silva
    - ORTHODONTIC MINI IMPLANTS and its uses in Pediatric Dentistry  - Binu Abraham
    - Early Management of Functional Problem  - Joby Peter

    Saffana Jbara

    Speaker

    Saffana is an assistant professor of pediatric dentistry in Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba, Canada. She also maintains private practice restricted to dentistry for children. Her research interest is patient-oriented, particularly related to children's dental treatment under general anesthesia. She is wife and mother of 2 sons, trying to make balance between academic, private practice, and family. 

    Ziadeddin Al Baghdadi

    Speaker

    Ziad Baghdadi,  a Canadian-Board certified pediatric dentist and public health specialist, teaches both undergraduate students and pediatric dentistry residents in the College of Dentistry Division of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Manitoba in Canada. He also has his own private practice devoted to pediatric dentistry. He holds 2 master degrees and 2 doctor of philosophy degrees. His research focuoses on clinical pediatric dentistry, oral rehabilitation under general anesthesia, and non-pharmacological techniques for managing children at the dental office. He has published several articles, has presented in several international meetings, and has served as a referee for several journals. Most recently, he was invited to guest edit a Special Issue of Children journal entitled, Advances in Pediatric Dentistry.    

    Maha Daou

    Speaker

     Responsible for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching of dental biomaterials.

     Coordinator and in charge of Master Degree in Biomaterials 
     Chairperson Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry . 
     In charge of the Biomaterials laboratory .
     Owner of a private practice exclusively specializing in pediatric and community dentistry.

    Catherine Boyce

    Speaker

    Cathy Boyce is an  Australian Oral Health Therapist who has successfully provided pediatric dental care in public and private clinics since 1980. 
    As a historical user of silver fluoride, she now advocates for its use and currently educates clinicians across Australia and New Zealand in the use of silver fluoride materials in caries and tooth hypersensitivity management. Recognising the potential for integrating silver fluorides into contemporary dental care,  Cathy wrote the 'ARM-ER approach' a clinical pathway for using silver fluorides in 2017. Written and pictorial communication tools and accompanying resources were developed to ensure clarity of clinical direction and informed consent for clinicians and clients. A philanthropic endeavour, these resources are free for clinicians to view or download and have been used across the world for this purpose since 2017.

    Gajanan Kulkarni

    Speaker

    Dr. Gajanan Kiran Kulkarni is a tenured Associate Professor of Dentistry at the University of Toronto where he has been working since 1998. After his undergraduate dental training he obtained a M.Sc. degree and followed that with a specialty diploma in Pediatric Dentistry and a Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Toronto. Following his formal education Dr. Kulkarni completed two post-doctoral fellowships at Guy’s Hospital, London, UK and Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA. He is presently a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Kulkarni has over 150 publications and presentations in various fields of basic and clinical dental research and he is on the editorial boards of several journals. His duties as a full-time academic include teaching of undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. Dr. Kulkarni also maintains an active research program. His main research interests are in fields related to Pediatric Dentistry and he has recently been granted a US patent for an novel transdermal microneedle device for procedural sedation, Complimenting his academic career, Dr. Kulkarni practices pediatric dentistry with a special focus on children with special needs. 

    Dr. Kulkarni has presented numerous continuing education courses and is an invited speaker to national and international conferences. Topics covered in his courses include: Infant oral health, restorative and pulp therapy for primary teeth, occlusal guidance in the primary and mixed dentition stages, behaviour management and sedation in pediatric patients, management of pediatric emergencies and complications, current standards, policies and guidelines in pediatric dental care.

    Iyad Hussein

    Speaker

    Dr Iyad Hussein. DDS, MDentSci (PaedDent), Stat.Exam (GDC), MFDSRCPSGlasg

    Iyad is a British paediatric dentist. He is a currently a Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry and Assistant Professor at Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) . In 2014, Iyad joined an international team dedicated to training the next generation of UAE postgraduate dentists in paediatric dentistry. He is a fully registered United Kingdom (UK) dentist and paediatric specialist and has 30 years of experience in this discipline. Iyad received his paediatric dentistry (MDentSci) training at Leeds Dental Institute, England after obtaining a DDS from Damascus University, Syria. He became a fully registered dentist after passing the UK’s General Dental Council’s Statutory Examination and worked in UK’s NHS hospital paediatric and oral and maxillofacial surgery in Leeds, Halifax, Bradford, Dewsbury, Huddersfield and Airdale in England. Following that, he moved to Scotland where Dundee Dental Hospital and School became his home for the next 16 years, where he taught undergraduates and postgraduates there. Iyad is currently a UK GDC registered “Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry” since 2001 and is also a Member of Faculty of Dentistry of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Iyad has 35 scientific publications in British and international high impact dental journals related to paediatric dentistry, oral surgery, behavioural sciences and periodontology. His interests are in dental caries, dental anxiety, special needs, sedation, dental trauma and child protection. He is a reviewer for the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, Dental Traumatology, European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry, British Dental Journal and Stomatology Edu Journal.

    Anitha Santosh

    Speaker

    Dr. Anitha Santosh, B.D.S., M.D.S. is a pediatric dentist practicing since three years. Dr. Santosh served as an Assistant Professor in the Pediatric Dentistry Department at Nair Hospital Dental College, India where she spearheaded the undergraduate clinics and out-patient departments. Pediatric endodontics is her area of specific interest and specialty. With numerous research publications to her name, she is always inclined towards research that makes treatment in children easier and safer!

    Keith Da Silva

    Speaker

    Dr. Keith Da Silva DDS, MSc, FRCD(C) is an assistant professor, clinician-scientist, and dual-specialist in of pediatric dentistry and dental public health at the College of Dentistry, University of Saskatchewan. He received his dental degree from the College of Dental Medicine at Columbia University; his pediatric dentistry training from the New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center; his master’s degree in dental public health from the University of Toronto; and is currently working on his PhD in public policy and administration at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Da Silva is a dual-Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in pediatric dentistry and dental public health, and a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. After spending ten years in private practice, Dr. Da Silva shifted his focus and is now primarily involved in teaching and research related to oral health policy and improving access to dental care. 

    Binu Abraham

    Speaker

    Dr Binu is a regular speaker for Indian pediatric dentist association ( ISPPD) for the last consecutive 5 years.

    Has presented about Mini Implant in various platforms. He has presented the methods to properly incoroporate Straight Wire Orthodonitcs in to Pediatric Practice. He owns  a firm called ONLINE DENTISTRY which is dedicated in continuing dental educations

    Joby Peter

    Speaker

    Current position: Professor and HOD, Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Malabar Dental College and Research Center, Manoor, Kerala.

    Working experience: 14 years of working experience after MDS in the field of pediatric dentistry. Trained many post graduates under me and 6 postgraduates are undergoing Masters (MDS) training.
    Degree: BDS Bachelor’s degree from MCODS, MAHE (Manipal Academy of higher education), Karnataka, India 2000.
    Master’s Degree MDS in Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry from RMDC&H, ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY, CHIDAMBARAM, TN in the year 2005.
    PG diploma: Criminology and forensic science, ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY.
    Publications: 11 articled in various national and international pub med indexed journals 
    Contribution to text book: A Chapter titled Drugs Used Pediatric Dentistry in the 5th edition of Text book of pediatric dentistry, S G Damle 2017.
    National speaker in 
    IDA(Indian Dental Association)
    ISPPD(Indian Soceity of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)
    International speaker in
    ADI (Accademy of Dentist International), India chapter
    Memebership in  assoications
    IDA(Indian Dental Association)
    ISPPD(Indian Soceity of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)
    Academy of Applied Myofunctional Science(AAM, California ,USA)
    Foundation for Orofacail Myotherapy(FOM)
    World record 
    LIMCA book of records, ASIAN book of records and INDIAN book of records for longest distance campaigning against the ill effects of tobacco and its use in India.  Campaigned by travelling in his car for 10,000 km in 27 days covering 13 states for a noble cause TOBACCO FREE INDIA, a nationwide campaign organized by IDA Central Brach Mumbai India.
    Practice and teach exclusive pediatric dentistry with early intervention of a developing malocclusion. Gives lectures/hands on Sessions at Various platform including Dental colleges for post graduates, various Indian Dental Association (IDA) branches, Indian Society of Pedodontic & Preventive Dentistry (ISPPD).   

  • Challenging Conversations: How to Handle Non-Dental Conversations in the Dental Chair

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/22/2020

    This presentation will review the range of hesitancy with regard to vaccines and fluoride provision from a primary care perspective. Evidence-based communication techniques providers can use to address such hesitancy with parents of their pediatric patients will then be described. During this session, the learner will hear about hot topics that relate to the patients that pediatric dentists and pediatricians share. These topics will include recent hypertension guidelines, obesity screening and referral, anxiety and depression screening and referral, trauma-informed care, and nicotine exposure (including juuling). We will give a quick update on each of these topics and discuss high-level approaches to managing patients who present with these illnesses.

    This presentation will review the range of hesitancy with regard to vaccines and fluoride provision from a primary care perspective. Evidence-based communication techniques providers can use to address such hesitancy with parents of their pediatric patients will then be described.
    During this session, the learner will hear about hot topics that relate to the patients that pediatric dentists and pediatricians share. These topics will include recent hypertension guidelines, obesity screening and referral, anxiety and depression screening and referral, trauma-informed care, and nicotine exposure (including juuling). We will give a quick update on each of these topics and discuss high-level approaches to managing patients who present with these illnesses.

    Anupama Tate

    Speaker

    Dr. Anupama Rao Tate is an associate professor of pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine. She is a faculty member in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry in the Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health at Children’s National Medical Center. She serves as the director of Advocacy and Research. She is director of the District of Columbia Pediatric Oral Health Coalition. She is a trustee to the AAPD baord.  Currently she is the past president of the D.C. Chapter of the AAPD.

    She received her D.M.D. from Harvard School of Dental Medicine and her M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She received her certificate in pediatric dentistry from Children’s National Medical Center. She is involved in teaching, clinical practice, research and holds grants in community advocacy.

    Amanda Dempsey

    Speaker

    Amanda Dempsey is Tenured Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Denver, Research Director for Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Children’s Hospital Colorado, and a senior faculty member of the Adult and Child Consortium for Outcomes Research and Dissemination Science (ACCORDS) program.  She also directs the Surgical/Subspecialist Clinical Outcomes and Research (SCORE) fellowship. She has studied pediatric immunization delivery for the last 15 years.  Her research interests include parental vaccine hesitancy, developing and assessing interventions to use of evidence-based interventions in primary care and, clinic- and community-based randomized clinical trials. She is on the Board for Directors for the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition, and also a member of the American Cancer Society’s HPV Roundtable Provider Intervention workgroup.   She sees outpatient general pediatric patients of all ages in her clinical practice. 

    Patricia Braun

    Speaker

    Patty Braun MD, MPH, FAAP is a Professor of Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Public Health and Dental Medicine at the University of Colorado where she conducts oral health disparity and health services research and program evaluation. She is the Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Oral Health Executive Committee and a past Santa Fe Group Fellow. She is also the Project Director for the HRSA-funded Regional Oral Health Integration Network.