Education Passport

Annual Session 2019 - Audio Only

Listen to all of the scientific sessions from AAPD 2019!  Perfect if you couldn't make it to Annual Session or if there were sessions you wanted to go to but couldn't

**Audio Only- CE not included.  For CE from AAPD 2019, purchase the AAPD 2019 CE package.

  • Audio Only- Advanced Pediatric Dentistry: Building Your Confidence for Challenging Cases

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    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.

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

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    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.

  • Audio Only- Cultivate a Healthy Dental Team Culture

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    Learning the Law of Common Ground and techniques on how to relate to people, no matter how different they seem to be, is the key to a healthy practice culture. People on your team are different ethnicities, from different states or a different area, speak different languages, have different education levels, and most challenging of all, were born in different generations. How does everyone play nice in the sandbox when one or two team members are throwing sand?

    Learning the Law of Common Ground and techniques on how to relate to people, no matter how different they seem to be, is the key to a healthy practice culture. People on your team are different ethnicities, from different states or a different area, speak different languages, have different education levels, and most challenging of all, were born in different generations. How does everyone play nice in the sandbox when one or two team members are throwing sand?

  • Audio Only- Your Practice Through the Patient’s Eyes

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    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!

  • Audio Only- What's New and Trending in Orthodontics

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    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!

  • Audio Only- Esthetics – Bleaching and Acid Abrasion

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    A child’s smile and the appearance of their teeth are strongly associated with their self- image and feeling of well being. Dental defects that affect the esthetics of the primary and/or permanent dentitions are caused by a variety of environmental and genetic factors. The number of teeth involved can vary and the severity can range from mild to severe depending on the etiology of the discoloration. Pediatric dentists are uniquely positioned to diagnose and manage esthetic dental issues in the primary and early permanent dentitions. Approaches directed at improving dental esthetics can involve a variety of techniques including vital and non-vital bleaching, microabrasion, etch-bleach-seal, resin perfusion, combination therapies, and restorative therapy. This course will review the more common esthetic dental concerns seen in pediatric patients and present the different techniques used in the dental office to manage them.

    A child’s smile and the appearance of their teeth are strongly associated with their self- image and feeling of well being. Dental defects that affect the esthetics of the primary and/or permanent dentitions are caused by a variety of environmental and genetic factors. The number of teeth involved can vary and the severity can range from mild to severe depending on the etiology of the discoloration. Pediatric dentists are uniquely positioned to diagnose and manage esthetic dental issues in the primary and early permanent dentitions. Approaches directed at improving dental esthetics can involve a variety of techniques including vital and non-vital bleaching, microabrasion, etch-bleach-seal, resin perfusion, combination therapies, and restorative therapy. This course will review the more common esthetic dental concerns seen in pediatric patients and present the different techniques used in the dental office to manage them.

  • Audio Only- Everything the Pediatric Dentist Ever Needed to Know about Kids with Concussion and ADHD

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    Everything the Pediatric Dentist Ever Needed to Know about Kids with Concussion and ADHD: Children with neurological disorders can present in any healthcare setting, including the pediatric dentist. Knowledge and preparation to respond is important. This presentation will address the issues that the clinician might face when working with children presenting with the common neurological conditions, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Concussion. This session will review typical brain development and our current understanding of these disorders underlying dysfunction, including pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, and key manifestations in everyday environments. Strategies for management of these disorders will be discussed. A better understanding of concussions and ADHD will lead to more effective management of these children in practice.

    Everything the Pediatric Dentist Ever Needed to Know about Kids with Concussion and ADHD: Children with neurological disorders can present in any healthcare setting, including the pediatric dentist. Knowledge and preparation to respond is important. This presentation will address the issues that the clinician might face when working with children presenting with the common neurological conditions, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Concussion. This session will review typical brain development and our current understanding of these disorders underlying dysfunction, including pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, and key manifestations in everyday environments. Strategies for management of these disorders will be discussed. A better understanding of concussions and ADHD will lead to more effective management of these children in practice.

  • Audio Only- MiniClinics I 2019

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    Listen to 4 different speakers present for 45 minutes each on the clinical topic of their choice: - Be SMART: Silver Modified Atraumatic Restorative Treatment with Jeanette Maclean - Lasers in Pediatric Dentistry with Renuka Bijoor - Motivate your staff today: The 'Perfect' Bonus System with Aaron Stump - Social Media and Reputation Management: Lessons from a Patient Communication Gone Globally Viral with Patricia Richards-Service

    Listen to 4 different speakers present for 45 minutes each on the clinical topic of their choice:

    - Be SMART: Silver Modified Atraumatic Restorative Treatment with Jeanette Maclean
    - Lasers in Pediatric Dentistry with Renuka Bijoor
    - Motivate your staff today: The 'Perfect' Bonus System with Aaron Stump
    - Social Media and Reputation Management: Lessons from a Patient Communication Gone Globally Viral with Patricia Richards-Service

  • Audio Only- Precision Medicine

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    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.

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

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    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