Dental Update for the General Practitioner
October 18-20, 2013
Brasstown Valley Resort
Young Harris, Georgia
Georgia Health Sciences University
College of Dental Medicine and
Division of Professional and Community Education
|Weekend at a Glance|
10:15 am-12:15 pm
|Please check-out of resort during the 9:45 a.m. Sunday break.|
A note from the course director...
It is with great pleasure that I take over as course director this year for my dear friend, Dr. R. Gary Holmes, who is now active duty in the Navy. I have attended and lectured at this course in the past and am excited to carry on the tradition started by Gary.
This year the College of Dental Medicine presents speakers on a variety of topics affecting the provision of dental care by dental professionals. The course will start with Dr. Scott De Rossi discussing the common oral manifestations of a variety of systemic diseases and close with him providing an update on the most current, evidence-based recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis. In addition, Dr. Steven Roberts will use his expertise to share the latest advances in endodontic diagnosis and instrumentation, Dr. Richard Callan will discuss various aspects of adding an associate, and I will discuss the ever-growing aging population and the management of their unique set of oral diseases.
In addition to the regular program, Dr. Roberts will hold a hands-on workshop on using rotary instrumentation to perform endodontic therapy.
Whether this is your first year attending the course, or you have been coming for years, there is no doubt that you will enjoy both the presentations offered by our speakers and also the gorgeous autumn scenery in the North Georgia Mountains.
-Dr. Kate Ciarrocca
Purpose and Objectives
This lecture/participation course updates the general practitioner on a variety of topics that affect the provisional of dental care on a daily basis. At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Describe new endodontic techniques and technology
- Manage the dental needs of the geriatric patient
- Choose the right practice associate
- Identify oral manifestations of systemic diseases
- List current antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines
Dentists, auxiliaries and other dental professionals.
The College of Dental Medicine at Georgia Regents University is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp.
The College of Dental Medicine at Georgia Health Sciences University designates this activity for 11.75 continuing education credits. 01/01/10 - 12/31/13 The optional hands-on workshop is an additional 2.0 continuing education credits.
The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership credit. The current term of acceptance extends from 01/01/10 - 12/31/13.
GEORGIA REGENTS UNIVERSITY FACULTY
Richard S. Callan, D.M.D., Ed.S., Associate Professor and Chair of the Georgia Regents University Department of General Dentistry, co-directs the College of Dental Medicine practice management curriculum and supervises the Comprehensive Care Clinic. He maintains an intramural general dental practice and conducts research on practical applications of modern techniques and materials. He is a member of the American Dental Education Association’s Commission on Change and Innovation, the International College of Dentists, American College of Dentistry and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Scott S. De Rossi, D.M.D., Georgia Regents University Professor of Oral Medicine and Chair of Diagnostic Sciences, received his dental degree and postdoctoral training in oral medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Dr. De Rossi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine. He received an Earl Bank Hoyt Teaching Award from the University of Pennsylvania, where he held a faculty position before joining GRU. He is a co-author of Burket’s Oral Medicine textbook and teaches, has a clinical practice limited to Oral Medicine, and does research and publishes extensively on all aspects of oral medicine. He is the 2011 recipient of the IADR Innovation in Oral Care Award for his research in dry mouth.
Steven Roberts, D.D.S., Associate Professor, Pre-Doctoral Program Director and Assistant Director of the Endodontic Postgraduate Program at GRU, earned his D.D.S. degree at New York University College of Dentistry and completed endodontic training in the U.S. Army. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and serves on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Endodontics. He has a busy intramural practice and researches the use of new technology in clinical endodontic therapy.
Friday, October 18, 2013
7:15 Continental Breakfast
7:45 Welcome and Introduction to Course – Dr. Katharine Ciarrocca
8:00 Oral Manifestations of Systemic Disease – Dr. Scott De Rossi
The presentation will summarize known and reveal some newly described oral manifestations of several systemic disorders including bisphosphonate associated osteonecrosis. Lesions of the oral mucosa, tongue, gingival, dentition, periodontium, and salivary glands will be highlighted.
10:15 Endodontic Diagnosis – Dr. Steven Roberts
The most current diagnostic categories will be discussed as well as the most effective modalities of testing a tooth. In addition, differential diagnosis of several non odontogenic pathologies mimicking toothache will be presented.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
7:15 Continental Breakfast
7:45 Associateships: What I’ve Learned from Reading Contracts – Dr. Richard Callan
The purpose of this presentation is to make dental practitioners aware of the current demographic trends in the dental profession and how these trends may affect their plans as they prepare for an associate.
10:00 Endodontic Instrumentation – Dr. Steven Roberts
The most effective ways of performing non-surgical root canal therapy and getting to the apex of the tooth will be discussed. The following topics will be presented: root canal anatomy; hand files; nickel titanium rotary instrumentation; the apex locator and irrigation.
1:30 Hands-On Workshop: Endodontic Treatment using Nickel Titanium Rotary Instrumentation – Dr. Steven Roberts
Space is limited, register early! Equipment will be provided. Please bring 4 accessed extracted teeth.
3:30 Adjourn from workshop
Sunday, October 20, 2013
7:15 Continental Breakfast
7:45 Older Adults and Oral Health – Dr. Katharine Ciarrocca
Among the elderly, oral health can greatly impact their quality of life. This presentation will review common diseases among the elderly as well as delineate the process of connecting with and delivering basic treatment to nursing home facility patients.
9:45 Break (please check-out of resort at this time)
10:00 An Update on Antibiotic Prophylaxis – Dr. Scott De Rossi
The course will describe the new recommendations for the prevention of infectious endocarditis and LPJI in adults and children, and provide a practical summary of clinical case scenarios useful to daily dental practice.
|REGISTRATION FEES||Before Sept. 18||After Sept. 18|
|Hygienist or Auxiliary||$245||$295|
Optional Saturday afternoon
FOUR CONVENIENT WAYS TO REGISTER
with payment by credit card
Call the Division of Professional
Location and Lodging-Brasstown Valley Resort
The course will be held at the Brasstown Valley Resort, located in Young Harris, Georgia, offering mountain elegance for all ages, moderate climate for heavenly outdoor escapes in the surrounding forests of the Blue Ridge Mountains and year-round championship golf. From the end of September until the first week of November, Brasstown Valley Resort and the North Georgia Mountains play host to visitors who come to view the awe-inspiring color palate that Mother Nature spreads upon the mountains. The coloring of the leaves begins at the summits of the mountains and flows down their sides to the valley floors. A truly spiritual time, fall in the mountains is a perfect way to begin the busy holiday season. Take this time to, as our motto says, “leave your worries at our door.”
|Brasstown Valley Resort|
|Young Harris, Georgia|
Room Rates: $204 per night single/double occupancy, plus 12% tax. Contact Brasstown Valley Reservations for suite or cottage information. Reservations must be guaranteed by an advance deposit equal to one night's lodging. You may guarantee by check, payable to Brasstown Valley Resort or by credit card (American Express, VISA, MasterCard, Discover Card or Diners Club.) Deposits are refundable if cancelled within 48 hours of arrival. Contact Brasstown Valley Resort (800-201-3205) to make your lodging reservations or print and mail the LODGING FORM. Early lodging reservations are recommended.
The Georgia Health Sciences University Division of Continuing Education complies with the Americans With Disabilities Act. If you require special services, facilities or dietary
considerations (vegetarian or otherwise) to support your participation in this continuing education program, contact the conference coordinator at 800-221-6437 or 706-721-3967.
Although every effort will be made to have a comfortable temperature in the meeting room, we realize that everyone's comfort zone is different. Please bring a jacket or sweater in case the room is too cool for your comfort.