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Become a Season Underwriter and Save!  For 2019, it's only $595.00 for all seven full day CE courses, plus all lunches!  That's only a little over $12 per hour of quality education!  Email gkcds@att.net to sign-up!  

Click the link below to download the entire 2019 CE Brochure or just read the descriptions below embedded in the webpage.  

Watch a video featuring our January speaker, Mr. David Meinz detail the on-site non-invasive heart test that will be available at our January 11, 2019 CE program for attendees.  The cost is $125 and you can sign-up for it by calling the office of our speaker David Meinz at 407-854-8108 or by emailing him at david@davidmeinz.com.

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2019 Continuing Education Courses
All programs are 8:30 AM-4:30 PM at the Adams Pointe Conference Center of Courtyard by Marriott in Blue Springs, MO. 

2019 Pricing: $235.00 per course for ADA Members, $320.00 per course for non-ADA Members, $65.00 per staff member/guest. The Season Underwriter subscription is $595.00 for the entire year.  RSVP or inquire for more details at gkcds@att.net or 816.737.5353.

 

January 11, 2019    ____ Health/Nutrition  Lecture__________ David Meinz, MS, RDN, FAND, CSP

Mr. Meinz, MS, RDN, FAND, CSP
claims it’s not what you eat between Christmas and New Year’s that matters, but rather, what you eat between New Year’s and Christmas! He speaks internationally to dental groups and associations and is a contributing editor to the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry. David’s formal education includes a Master’s Degree (MS) in Human Nutrition from the University of Missouri, and status as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Fellow in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND). He is also a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) in the National Speaker’s Association. He is the author of the audio learning series Healthy Dentistry. Oh, and he’s kind of funny, too!

32 Teeth and 100 Birthdays
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oin us as international health promotion expert David Meinz shows you how to add years to your life and life to your years. You’ll discover the Seven Steps To Longevity, the latest on vitamin supplements, the truth about Omega-3’s, and brand new information on the biggest health threat to dental professionals – information that your physician probably doesn’t even know! Really! Discover how you can power-up both your patient’s oral and total health. A FUN, interactive program you will enjoy!

Upon completion of this course, attendees will:
• Understand the role of nutrition in total health
• Identify research-based characteristics of centenarians
• Differentiate between basic vitamin supplement needs and marketing claims
• Grasp the concept of lumenology vs. arteriology in cardiovascular disease prevention


*Procter & Gamble, Xlear, and Henry Schein are partial sponsors for this program.
 
 

February 8, 2019           __________   ​Cariology Lecture __________________ ​Brian Novy, DDS

Dr. Nový is the Director of Clinical Innovation at the DentaQuest Institute in Westborough, Massachusetts. He served on the ADA Council of Scientific Affairs, as chair of the CAMBRA Coalition, and in 2016 was appointed the consumer representative on the FDA dental products panel. He received the Dugoni Award for “outstanding contributions to dental education” and holds faculty appointments at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Western University, and Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. In 2009, the American Dental Association awarded Dr. Nový and his office the title, “Adult Preventive Care Practice of the Year.”

Offensive Prevention
CAMBRA (CAries Management By Risk Assessment) is a simple concept to understand, but challenging to implement in routine practice, especially when patient compliance is just one of the obstacles. A proper caries risk assessment should be motivational, but procedure codes with terminology like “counseling” and “instruction” conjure up the notion of criticism and shame. Yet, a systematic caries risk assessment and evidence based therapies, along with effective measurement tools can transform the practice of dentistry into oral healthcare.

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:
• Use Caries Risk Assessment to track health outcomes
• Remineralize lesions rather than “watching” lesions
• Minimize the ramifications of risk factors
 • Improve the prognosis of restorative treatment

* GC America is a partial sponsor for this program.

April 12, 2019 ______        Ethical Treatment Planning Lecture  ___ __      Chris Campbell, DDS

Dr. Campbell is a native of Columbia, SC and a graduate of Wake Forest University (1994) and the Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry (1998). Following dental school, he completed a General Practice Residency at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, SC. He has trained at the Dawson Institute, the Pankey Institute, and the Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education. Dr. Campbell is a part-time faculty member at Palmetto Health Richland Department of Dentistry and is a past-President for the Greater Columbia Dental Association. He is also the founder and chairman of the Enoree River Study Club. He is a fellow in the American College of Dentists, the youngest in South Carolina history. Dr. Campbell has lectured extensively on the use of photography in dentistry, ethics in dentistry and esthetic and restorative dentistry. He has contributed to and has been published in numerous journals.

Dr. Campbell resides in Lexington, SC, and is one of two partners at Palmetto Dental Associates, PA (www.positivelypda.com). His hobbies include music, computers, cooking, enjoying the outdoors with his son, and a never-ending fruitless quest to become a “scratch” golfer. Dr. Campbell is an unapologetic South Carolina Gamecock and Wake Forest Demon Deacon fan. He and his wife stay busy raising their 16-year-old son, Davis.

Ethical Considerations in Treatment Planning:
When to Restore, When to Refer and When to RUN!: Morning Session

What has happened to our profession? While our dental materials, techniques and technology have advanced for the better… have we lost some of our patient’s trust? And if so, how can we get it back? Gaining a grasp of patient communication and expectations is the key element in creating relationships with our patients that will last long past when the cement sets. Dr. Campbell will present numerous cases from simple restorative to complex rehabilitations that will touch on every facet of doing dentistry in a manner that leads to clear expectations and results.

Upon completion of this course, attendees will have learned:
• How to help patients understand what they want/need
• How to appropriately guide the patient that is willing to pay, but is making the
wrong choice
• How to understand when the patient needs encouragement to pursue treatment
• How to protect yourself and your colleagues when something goes wrong
• How to get patients to say “yes” to treatment…the right way!

Demystifying Complex Restorative Treatment Planning and Materials:
Afternoon Session

When a patient presents to your office and needs major restorative dentistry, where and how do you start? While everything from the treatment planning to the execution of the plan can be very intimidating, breaking it down into a predictable logical sequence can make the difference between achieving an exquisite result instead of an average one. Dr. Campbell will discuss lab communication, photography, material selection, and patient communication as core elements of getting that WOW result.

Upon completion of this course, attendees will have learned:
• How to establish an initial diagnosis and to communicate those findings to a patient
• How to improve laboratory communication and how to create the ideal
“treatment blueprint”
• Provisionalization techniques and materials for each step of the way
• An understanding of the old and new in ceramic materials
• How to evaluate the end result...what went well and what could’ve been better

*The Missouri section of the American College of Dentists is a partial sponsor for this program.

June 7, 2019___OSHA & HIPAA Lecture__Frances Wilmes, CDA Emeritus, EFDA & David Holtzman, JD, CIPP

Ms. Wilmes is a graduate of Missouri Southern State University’s dental assisting program and has over 36 years as a certified dental and an expanded function dental assistant for 20 years. She is a member of the Dental Assisting National Board, American Dental Assisting Association, an Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention and is authorized by the Department of Labor as an OSHA outreach trainer. For the past 8 ½ years she has operated a consulting business, ComplianShield, L.L.C., in regards to OSHA compliance, development of exposure control plans, office safety and organization.

OSHA Compliance Training for the Dental Professional: Morning Session 
The OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard requires that employers provide training for their employees who have occupational exposure. Training must take place within 365 days of previous training. This program meets OSHA-required annual bloodborne pathogen training requirements.

Training will include a review of OSHA guidelines regarding regulations and safety; tips for developing your exposure control plan; information regarding the updated hazard communication labeling guidelines and safety data sheet format; Hepatitis B vaccination and post-exposure protocol; needle stick safety and prevention; P.P.E.; facility inspection and additional regulatory issues. In addition, infection control issues will be discussed based on C.D.C. updated document released Spring 2016.

Attendees will receive appropriate handouts in conjunction with adequate training recognized and approved by the Missouri Dental Association.

Upon completion of this course, attendees will:

--Gain the essentials needed to comply with OSHA regulations in regard to safety and tips towards development of the required exposure control plan

--Learn how to initiate preventive measures in regards to exposure potential and hazards in a dental office
--Receive an overview of the updated infection control guidelines available from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

*Due to the large amount of content covered and associated handouts, it is highly recommended that you print the handouts available online, prior to attending the course. 

Attendees will receive 1.5 hrs. C.E.U. for the Bloodborne Pathogen training and 2.0 hrs. C.E.U. for Infection Control. 

*Partial sponsorship(s) still pending. 

Mr. Holtzman is Vice-President of compliance strategies for CynergisTek. He is considered a subject matter expert in the health information on privacy policy and compliance issues involving the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules. Prior to CynergisTek, Holtzman served on the health information privacy team at the Department of Health & Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR/HHS), where he led many OCR initiatives including the efforts the administration and enforcement of the HIPAA Security Rule and developing health information technology policy. He is Co-Chair of the Privacy and Security Workgroup for the North Carolina Healthcare Information & Communication (NCHICA).

HIPAA Compliance Training Lecture: Afternoon Session
 Over the last five years, a number of small health care providers have paid significant penalties for failing to comply with the privacy and information security provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or similar state law requirements. These enforcement actions have been a wake-up call to small practices, like dental offices, that they are not exempt from regulations setting minimum standards for the safeguarding of patient data. With state and federal governments strengthening data protection and breach notification regulations, it is critical that health care providers take action. Every member of the practice must understand what HIPAA is, key requirements of what
health care professional must do and not do in order to support the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy,
Security and Breach Notification Rules. Providing this essential training can help small dental practices
increase their awareness of how to protect patient information from misuse as well as ensure they can
lessen their exposure to HIPAA violations.

Upon completion of this course, attendees will:
• Gain the essentials needed to comply with OSHA regulations in regard to safety and tips towards
development of the required exposure control plan
• Learn how to initiate preventive measures in regards to exposure potential and hazards in a dental office
• Receive an overview of the updated infection control guidelines available from the Center for Disease
Control and Prevention

Cost: ADA-Member Dentists: $90 for OSHA, $60 for HIPAA or $125 for both. Non-ADA Members: $110 for OSHA, $80 for HIPAA, or $165 for both. Staff Members: $45 for OSHA, $30 for HIPAA, or $60 for both.
There is no lunch provided during these programs. There will be a break from 12:30-2:00 PM for people to go off-site for lunch if desired.


September 20th, 2019_________Practice Management  Lecture_______Mark Hyman, DDS, MAGD

Dr. Hyman
is a renowned dentist in Greensboro, NC, and a public speaker whose work is characterized by his warmth, enthusiasm, sense of humor, and passion for dentistry. As an accomplished seminar speaker, he has lectured throughout North America and Europe at every major dental meeting. Since 2001, Dentistry Today magazine has selected Dr. Hyman as one of the top speakers in dentistry. Dr. Hyman has earned national and international recognition having been invited to speak at every major dental meeting.

A Day in the Life of a Top Gun Dental Team
Listen, learn, and laugh your way through a fast-paced, humorous review of “A Day in the Life” of a dynamic real-world private dental practice.

Upon completion of this course, attendees will have learned:
• How to capitalize on each other’s skills to improve the productivity of your practice and the quality of the service your team produces
• The many points of view including the dentist’s, team member’s, and patient’s, etc. in day-to-day situations and how it affects outcomes
• The difficulty yet importance of effective communication
• Various systems you can implement today to lower stress, prevent burnout, and increase your enjoyment of dentistry

Care Credit is a partial sponsor for this program.


October 11th, 2019______Occlusion/TMD & Technology Lectures __________________________
Prabu Raman, DDS & John Flucke, DDS________________________________________________


Dr. Raman
teaches live patient and lecture courses on Aesthetics and TMD
treatment. He served for 12 years as a Clinical Instructor & Featured speaker for the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies. Dr. Raman has lectured on TMD treatment in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia and throughout the USA. He was selected by the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs as a TMD expert to participate in the Science Forum at the 2011 ADA annual meeting. He was also selected by the Journal of the California Dental Association to be an invited TMD expert author to contribute to its August 2014 TMD issue. Dr. Raman has achieved Mastership status of the International College of Cranio Mandibular Orthopedics and Mastership of Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies. He is also a Fellow of American College of Dentists and a Fellow of Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Dr. Raman served as President of the Missouri Dental Association (2016-17), Member of the ADA Council on Dental Education and Licensure (2013-17), Chair of ADA Recognition of Dental Specialties and Interest Areas in General Dentistry Committee (2015-17) and continues to serve as a member of the ADA House of Delegates. He is also the Vice-President of the International College of Cranio Mandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO), Past President of the International Association for Comprehensive Aesthetics (IACA), and past President of the Greater Kansas City Dental Society. Dr. Raman’s Kansas City practice, The Raman Center for Advanced Dentistry, focuses exclusively on four areas of excellence, including: cranio cervical mandibular dysfunction/temporo mandibular dysfunction, aesthetic dentistry/complex restorative dentistry, neuro-muscular functional orthodontics, and sleep breathing disorders / oral appliance therapy.


Morning Session: “TMJ” – What is it? How does it apply to everyday dentistry?
Attendees will learn from the perspective of a clinician who has exclusively devoted his practice
to treating complex TMD / CCMD cases for 20 years, what exactly constitutes “TMJ”, Temporo
Mandibular Dysfunction / Cranio Cervical Mandibular Dysfunction and how to recognize
“asymptomatic” patients who may become symptomatic after routine restorative dental treatment
or minor orthodontic treatment. It is recommended for dentists, dental hygienists and clinical
dental assistants.


Upon completion of this course, attendees will have learned:
• A clear understanding of ”TMJ,” TMD / CCMD
• How to dispel the “TMJ” myths we may have learned as facts
• How to recognize the signs and symptoms of TMD…probably not what you learned in dental school
• How to inform patients before you perform even routine care
• How to implement strategies in daily practice to lessen occurrence of TMD
• How to avoid practices that could precipitate TMD symptoms
• About the connection between TMD and Obstructive Sleep Apnea


*A special workshop Saturday morning is available for those whom attended Dr. Raman’s Friday morning lecture.

Kettenbach and Myotronics are partial sponsors for this program.

Dr. Flucke is in private practice in Lee’s Summit, Missouri where he spends four days per week in direct patient care. He also serves as Technology Editor for “Dental Products Report” magazine as well as Chief Dental Editor where he writes, edits, and does video demos of products featured in his “Technology Evangelist” columns. Dr. Flucke has one of the most popular dental blogs on the Internet, “Ramblings of Dentistry’s Technology Evangelist” featuring daily updates on technology in healthcare and technology in general. He lectures extensively on all aspects of clinical dentistry as well as technology in dentistry and has been featured at every major dental meeting in the U.S. and international locations as well.

Dr. Flucke uses technology in every aspect of his practice and and personal life; pushing himself to constantly be on the leading edge. He loves testing, and breaking, the latest gear he can get his hands on. He lives his life by the motto “you can’t have too many toys.” He consults with manufacturers helping with development of techniques, technologies, and products which allows him to see things from the “duct tape and zip tie stage” all the way through to the completed item. He is a past president of the Greater Kansas City Dental Society as well as currently serves as the Missouri State Peer Review Chairman.

Afternoon Session: Day-to-Day Technology to Improve your Practice by Dr. John Flucke

This program will teach about the many technologies that can improve your efficiency and patient care. You will learn about the many benefits of digital operatories and high tech devices that will greatly improve patient outcomes. There are many pieces of the “technology puzzle” and although some technologies can be costly, not all require a huge investment in financial resources or staff training. Dr. Flucke will also cover digital drug databases, advances in restoratives, and insights into different products to decrease your stress level while raising your quality of care. Dr. Flucke has access to many cutting edge technologies and uses them daily in his private practice.

Upon completion of this course, the attendee will:
 
• Advantages of digital operatories and drug databases
• Cutting edge products and procedures options
• Affordable high tech “pearls”
 
*Partial sponsorship(s) still pending.

November 22nd, 2019_______________​Oral Surgery  Lecture________________Alan ​Jeroff, DDS

Dr. Jeroff graduated from the University of Manitoba Dental School in 1977 and practices in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He completed a mini-residency in Oral Surgery at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California and
was a clinical tutor at the University of Otago School of Dentistry in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Dr. Jeroff is an invited lecturer/speaker both locally and internationally including Canada, USA, Taiwan, Australia, Israel, and Brazil where he presents continuing dental education programs nationally and internationally. Dr. Jeroff has a specific interest in oral surgery and implants, and is an examiner to undergraduate dental students and interviews candidates for admission into the DMD program at the Faculty of Dentistry.


Dr. Jeroff
is presently an assistant clinical professor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry and performs all the Oral Surgery procedures including wisdom teeth removal and implant placements at the Burrard Implant Centre Dental Clinic. He is an active participant in study clubs, an aviation enthusiast and an IFR commercial pilot with more than 2,500 flight hours in different types of aircraft including gliders and T34 training jets. He currently flies medi-vac patients for cancer treatments at various cancer centers in British Columbia.
 
Morning Session: Contemporary Oral Surgery for the General Dentist: A Simple and Predictable Approach to Minimally Invasive Oral Surgery
Most general dentists routinely extract teeth. Estimates are that the majority of so-called “simple tooth extractions” are accomplished by general dentists. Have you ever had a routine dental extraction that turned ugly? Don’t let minor complications such as broken root tips stump you! The emphasis is on providing practical, useful tips and techniques. The course will focus primarily on the principles of oral surgery and on the most up-to-date techniques of exodontia to improve clinical success. This course is designed for the clinician and would like to broaden his/her knowledge and scope of practice and improve surgical skill.

Upon completion of this course, attendees will learn how to:

• Know the minimally invasive tooth removal techniques and instrumentation
• Remove broken and difficult teeth with minimal flap
• Perform pre-operative patient evaluation and assess difficult extractions
• Prescribe medications most commonly used for oral surgery
• Apply effective local anesthesia techniques


Afternoon Session 1: Basic Socket Preservation and Bone Grafting
This course will review practical application of extraction socket grafting. Clinical
experience and scientific evidence will be presented to support the materials and techniques demonstrated.

Upon completion of this course, attendees will learn:
• The general principles and concepts of bone grafting
• The proper techniques and considerations of both socket preservation and a
successful graft
• The foundations of why and when a graft should be performed


Afternoon Session 2: Local Anesthesia Synopsis - The Elusive Mandibular Block
Local anesthesia forms the backbone of pain control techniques in contemporary dental
practice. The subject of pain control in dentistry has undergone a recent renewal of interest, a
renaissance of sorts. We will review the spectrum of local anaesthetics available today with an eye
towards the appropriate selection of a drug for ultimate success and patient safety.


Upon completion of this course, attendees will learn:
• How to best combine anesthetic agents and injection techniques to provide comfortable and
profound pulpal anesthesia for any dental procedure
• Anesthetic delivery devices available to dental professionals
• Distraction methods and devices that aid in delivering comfortable injections
• Possible causes for failures and complications in anesthesia

*Partial sponsorship(s) still pending.

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The Greater Kansas City Dental Society is an ADA CERP recognized provider approved by the Missouri Dental Association.  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.  The Greater Kansas City Dental Society designates each activity for seven continuing education credits (with exception to the OSHA program, which is 3.5 education credits).  Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/goto/cerp.

The Greater KC Dental Society is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 09/01/2017 to 08/31/2021.

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