CE Seminars

Friday, June 9, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (lunch provided)
danielpompaActions and Algorithms for Medical Emergencies:
How to Save a Life (Including Your Own)
Sponsor: Colgate

Speaker: Daniel Pompa, D.D.S.

There are more medically compromised patients coming to our offices than ever before. Acquire “up to the minute” actions for dealing with a medical emergency while challenging preconceived or outdated ideas. “Conversational History” will be discussed and how it will uncover medical issues not revealed by the standard health history form. Additionally, participants will learn simple, non-invasive critical tests that can reduce overall risks. This course will clearly delineate indications for emergency drug use and proper dosages, as well as demonstrate how to assemble and maintain an ideal emergency drug kit. The newest techniques for drug administration will be shown for participants to hone their skills utilizing simulation models and real drugs. Attendees will receive and review color-coded instructional cards depicting the most common life-threatening situations with algorithms providing an easy to follow action plan for both dentist and team members. We will also review the legal and moral obligations that are presented during a medical crisis.

Emergencies Covered Include:
✓ Adrenal Insufficiency
✓ Anaphylaxis
✓ Angina
✓ Asthmatic Attack
✓ Cardiac Arrest
✓ Hyperglycemia
✓ Hyperthyroidism
✓ Hyperventilation
✓ Hypoglycemia & Insulin Shock
✓ Hypothyroidism
✓ Mild Allergic Reactions
✓ Myocardial Infarction
✓ Orthostatic Hypotension
✓ Seizures and Epilepsy
✓ Stroke (CVA)
✓ Syncope

Learning Objectives:
• Discover three simple chair-side, non-invasive tests to help avoid an emergency
• Recognize the most frequent life threatening emergencies and know when and why they occur
• Review a systematic approach to treat the most common life-threatening scenarios
• Learn how to develop a plan for the office team when dealing with a crisis event
• Determine when to administer the essential “Top 10” emergency drugs
• Understand legal and moral obligations presented by medical emergencies

7 total CE credits available. Lunch provided.

Sunday, June 11, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
keithswartz2Introduction to Sleep-Disordered Breathing and the Management of Upper Airway Resistance

Speaker: Keith Swartz, M.D.

This course is designed to be an introduction to the clinical diagnostics and assessment of sleep-disordered breathing. The concept of static and dynamic airway collapse will be explored. Assessment of the airway from a global perspective will be presented.  Management of multilevel airway resistance and the concept of hybrid therapy for our patients in collaboration with physician partners will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand basic diagnostics in different types of sleep disordered breathing
• Understand the pathophysiology of obstructive sleep apnea
• Recall upper airway anatomy and its implication for upper airway obstruction
• Explain concepts of anatomical/static versus physiological/dynamic airway compromise
• Present detailed methods of analyzing airway obstruction at all levels
• Be able to articulate appropriate therapy for obstruction at different levels of the airway

2 total CE credits available.

Continuing Education Credit
The CDA and the Council of Membership make every effort to present high-caliber speakers.  The presentations of these speakers in no way imply endorsement of any product, technique or service presented in these classes.  The CDA specifically disclaims responsibility for any material presented.

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.

The Colorado Dental Association 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.

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Contact the provider, the CDA, at 8301 E. Prentice Ave., Suite 400, Greenwood Village, CO 80111; 303-740-6900; or 800-343-3010.

Annual Session Registration Cancellation Policy: Should you need to cancel your reservation, notice to cancel must be received in writing by May 10 to the CDA ( or fax 303-740-7978). A $25 administrative fee will be automatically deducted from all refunds. All requests for cancellations after May 10 will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for hardships.