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Clinical Continuing Education Track:
The following 3 courses will be presented together with each course lasting 1 hour June 7, 8:30 a.m.-noon.


Root Resorptions:  What You Need to Know from Diagnosis to Treatment
Presented by: Robert Corr, D.D.S., M.S.

Saturday, June 7, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
CE Credits: 1

Course Synopsis:
Root resorption presents a significant challenge to dentists across all specialties.  There are several varieties of resorption – each with different etiologic and morphological features, and each with different management strategies. Early diagnosis is important, but this is often difficult as clinical findings are many times absent and radiographic findings can be very subtle.  Significant loss of tooth structure can progress occultly, leading to structural compromise or loss of teeth.  This presentation will examine the etiologies, pathogenesis, and prognoses of the various categories of resorption, with a case-based review of possible treatment options.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the classifications of various resorptions
  • Present the etiologic factors, pathogenesis and prognoses for the different resorptive processes
  • Discuss how to better detect the clinical and radiographic features of resorption for earlier diagnosis
  • Present various treatment options, and review clinical cases and outcomes 

About Dr. Robert Corr

Robert Corr, D.D.S., M.S., has always enjoyed learning and has an insatiable desire for continuing education.   He earned his D.D.S. at Loma Linda University in 2003.  He then pursued an additional year of advanced training in general dentistry as an Army officer at Fort Carson, followed by two years of very rewarding service providing dentistry to America's soldiers at home and in Iraq.  He returned to Loma Linda University for a postgraduate residency in endodontics, studying under some of the most respected educators in the field.  After residency,  he moved back home to Colorado Springs to establish a private practice with a focus on patient-centered care, while embracing technological advancements that enhance the delivery of quality endodontic treatment.  He has published articles in the Journal of Endodontics, and directs two local study clubs in order to provide venues for colleagues to continue in their pursuit of knowledge of comprehensive dentistry through interactive learning.  He just recently became the first inducted member to the International Academy of Endodontics. 

Orthodontic Retention: Why It Matters to You and Your General Practice
Presented by: Matt Gaworski, D.D.S.

Saturday, June 7, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
CE Credits: 1

Course Synopsis:
Everyone has heard of retainers and their association with orthodontic treatment, but questions like, “What type of retainer should I use?” “How often should I wear my retainer?” and “Do I really need to wear them forever?” can leave you struggling for an answer other than, “Gee, maybe you should ask an orthodontist about that.”  This lecture is for dentists and hygienists who are actually front line players when it comes to retention and often do not even realize it.  Get informed with current thinking on retention and see why a comprehensive retention program should be implemented and managed by the general dentist, hygienist, and the general dental team.  It can increase your production with very little effort and you’ll be doing a huge service for your patients.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Know and understand current concepts in retention
  • Be able to identify the different types of retention and when they are indicated
  • Understand the biology of tooth movement and the changes that occur necessitating retention
  • Examine misconceptions regarding why teeth relapse after movement and the impact that aging has on tooth alignment
  • Be able to implement a retention program in your office with your team

About Dr. Matt Gaworski

Matthew Gaworski, D.D.S., graduated from Loyola University’s School of Dentistry in 1989.  He completed six years of active duty as an Army general dentist, which included a one-year general practice residency. Dr. Gaworski elected to leave the service and pursue specialty training in orthodontics at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, and completed his three-year residency in 1998.  He has maintained a private practice in Colorado Springs since then and is actively engaged in several national study clubs and lectures to doctors and residents on a regular basis.

"Clenching" – The CO2 Connection
Presented by: Frank Seaman, D.D.S., M.S. (left), and Roberto deGuevara, O.T.R., R.F.E. (right)
Saturday, June 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
CE Credits: 1

Course Synopsis:  
Poor breathing habits such as open mouth breathing results in low PCO2 and could be one of the factors related with nocturnal clenching and bruxism.  Poor breathing habits are a learned experience and can be corrected. Watch an uncongested baby breathe. Their lips are closed and they breathe with the rise and fall of their stomach. With time, this natural breathing pattern is interrupted, and other breathing habits are developed. Mouth breathing is one such habit that is very inefficient and results in poor CO2 retention. The importance of pulmonary CO2 retention will be explained as it relates to hypoxia and the brain's response to try and correct the problem.  Clenching is one of these responses. Breathing efficiency can be improved with nasal breathing and slower deeper breathing patterns. Capnography can aid in this re-learning process.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn how mouth breathing leads to insufficient breathing patterns and nocturnal clenching
  • Understand the importance of pulmonary CO2 retention and how it helps with the transport of oxygen through the hemoglobin; the Bohr Effect
  • Demonstrate the cascade of events that occurs with hypoxia and the brain's autonomic action to reverse it; the apneic event
  • Learn what the ideal breathing pattern is, and how to achieve it with capnography biofeedback training

About Dr. Frank Seaman

Frank Seaman, D.D.S., M.S., has spent the last 36 years practicing dentistry. He received his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He spent two years in the Air Force as a chemical engineer before attending the University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco, CA, where he received his D.D.S. degree in 1975. Dr. Seaman continued his education with a one-year general practice residency followed by a three-year prosthodontic residency. In 1984, Dr. Seaman successfully completed his specialty board certification. He is presently a consultant in prosthodontics to the Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners. He is also the co-founder of the AGD Restorative Training Center in Colorado Springs.  In addition, he is a member of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and Academy of Oseointegration, a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, and a diplomat of the American Board of Prosthodontics.

About Roberto deGuevara

Roberto deGuevara, O.T.R., R.F.E., is the founder of Respiras and a pulmonary occupational therapist specializing in breathing pattern disorders.  He maintains an active clinical practice in Colorado Springs. Working with healthcare providers, he treats patients with a variety of needs ranging from TMD, to asthma, to anxiety disorders. Using capnography, the latest technology for biofeedback breathing training, he helps patients re-establish healthy breathing and heart rate variability patterns. 


Non-Clinical Continuing Education Track:
The following 3 courses will be presented together with each course lasting 1 hour June 7, 8:30 a.m.-noon.

KABOOM! Explosive Practice Growth Through Science-Backed Marketing
Presented by: Wendy O’Donovan Phillips

Saturday, June 7, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
CE Credits: 1

Course Synopsis:
A successful practice knows exactly who they are, how their practice is different from all others and how to inspire their patients and community to become loyal to them. Take the guesswork out of marketing to increase patient traffic, patient loyalty, employee retention, production and profitability. This interactive presentation will shine the light on the four parts to a balanced marketing formula: brand, online, traditional and internal. Attendees will gain clarity about the importance of branded marketing, and will review real-life examples on:

  • What to say to potential patients to attract them to the practice
  • The most powerful ways to reach the ideal patients
  • Creating a marketing toolbox that simplifies and saves money
  • The best ways to motivate patients to become loyal to the practice

Learning Objectives:

  • Use patient feedback to brand and market the practice online, offline and throughout the community
  • Develop a foolproof 12-month marketing plan with easy step-by-step instructions
  • Understand the do’s and don’ts of Websites, online reviews, SEO, online advertising and social media
  • Discern which traditional marketing tactics are most appropriate for the practice

About Wendy O'Donovan Phillips

Wendy O’Donovan Phillips founded her marketing agency, Big Buzz, to provide healthcare organizations and private practices nationwide with marketing backed by real research. Her book, KABOOM! Explosive Practice Growth through Science-Backed Marketing, is scheduled for publication in June 2014. Wendy’s work has been published in the MDDS Articulator, as well as The Hollywood Reporter, The Washington Times, The Denver Business Journal and several Tribune Media Services newspapers, among other publications. She has been recognized by The American Marketing Association and The Colorado Association of Black Journalists for excellence in writing.

The Rules and Regulations of Digital Imaging
Presented by: Brad Potter, D.D.S., M.S.

Saturday, June 7, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
CE Credits: 1

Course Synopsis:
With the acceptance and incorporation of digital radiographic imaging in dentistry, practitioners are now faced with challenges in patient record compliance and regulatory policies.  These challenges include issues related to patient and staff safety, file formats, compression of images, sending images to colleagues and consults, HIPPA compliance, and state practice acts – just to mention a few.  The purpose of this course will be to review the many challenges facing you and your staff as users of digital imaging, and to provide strategies to ensure compliance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the role of regulatory and advisory agencies in the development of office protocols for digital image acquisition, storage and transfer  
  • Identify key references and standards that can be useful in digital imaging
  • Understand key regulations and rules that make it easier for dental professionals to communicate information digitally in a compliant way
  • Describe how your dental office can use systems that implement standards-based criteria to allow the capability of sharing digital information with external entities for treatment, reimbursement and patient care

About Dr. Brad Potter

Brad Potter, D.D.S., M.S., graduated from Northwestern University School of Dentistry in 1979. After private practice in general dentistry in Colorado for 10 years, he returned to The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where he earned a certificate and an M.S. in dental diagnostic sciences.  In 1991, he joined the faculty of the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry.  There, Dr. Potter served in many roles including interim dean of the School of Dentistry from 2001 to 2003, and vice dean from 2003 to 2005. Dr. Potter’s current appointment is senior associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Colorado Denver School of Dental Medicine. In addition, he teaches the oral and maxillofacial radiology curriculum in the Department of Diagnostic and Biologic Sciences.  He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, and a fellow of the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. 

Finding the Vital Competitive Edge
Presented by: Janet Steward

Saturday, June 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
CE Credits: 1

Course Synopsis:
A recent Gallup poll showed that 87% of employees are unengaged in their work.  How does your team stack up?  Creating a congruent practice where you are focused as a leader and your team is committed to you, your vision and your patients is the new competitive edge.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the nuts and bolts of becoming a leader your team wants to follow
  • Learn how to engage your team    
  • Create the ultimate patient experience

About Janet Steward

After studying business at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and immigrating to the U.S. in 1986, Janet Steward began her career in dental practice management.  Her national consulting firm, Janet Steward Consulting, focuses on growing dental practices through solid leadership, team motivation and patient loyalty, ultimately resulting in greater profitability.  She is a member of the Academy for Professional Speaking, Academy of Dental Management Consultants, Speaking Consultant Network, Institute of Management Consultants, Directory of Dental Speakers, and Toastmasters International, in addition to being a Certified Professional Behavior Analyst.  She has authored the books: Above and Beyond; and What Do Dentists Really Want? Macromanage Your Way to Greater Freedom and a Million-Dollar Practice.

Continuing Education Credit
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Dentists Certification
The CDA requires members to complete 15 hours of CE each year (eight of which must be clinical) to maintain “membership in good standing.”  The CDA grants one credit for each hour of attendance at a dental-related education program.  To qualify, all CE must be ADA CERP, AGD PACE or AMA Category 1 certified.

Dental Team Certification
Dental hygienists, assistants and other staff members should refer to their respective associations for CE requirements.

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