Annual Session

The CDA is proud to present its 131st Annual Session June 7-10 in Crested Butte. Attendees can partake in CE courses, network with colleagues and, of course, enjoy one of Colorado’s most beautiful and quaint towns. The CDA Annual Session is the ideal location to connect with dentists in a relaxed setting.

All the details about Annual Session can be found in the brochure, including detailed descriptions of CE courses, a meeting agenda, networking opportunities, family-friendly events, and more.

2018 CDA Annual Session Brochure

Annual Session Registration

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SPEAKERS AND COURSES


The CDA offers a range of educational and CE courses for attendees of the Annual Session. We make every effort to present high-caliber speakers. Speakers’ presentations in no way imply endorsement of any product, technique or service. The CDA disclaims responsibility for any material presented. Here’s what’s offered this year.

Morning Courses


Changing Family Dynamics: The Influence of Society and Parenting Styles on Behavior Guidance
Presented by Clarice Law, D.M.D., M.S.
Saturday, June 9, 2018
9 a.m. to noon
CE Credit Hours: 3

Numerous social changes have impacted contemporary family life. This, in turn, has influenced how children behave in the dental setting, as well as how parents react to various behavior guidance techniques. Techniques once used routinely are no longer included in the behavior guidance guidelines because of opposition by parents and shifts in social acceptability. Despite the exclusion of a number of techniques, few new techniques have been added to the guidelines or validated in the pediatric literature. In this presentation, we will review traditional methods of classifying child behavior and discuss the current techniques described in the AAPD guidelines. We will consider the influence of parenting style on child behavior and on the acceptability of behavior guidance techniques. We will also discuss some of the newer findings regarding child behavior and draw from mass market publications, including the popular Love and Logic and Whole Brain Child systems, to discuss how we might expand our repertoire of socially acceptable behavior guidance techniques.

About the Speaker: Clarice Law, D.M.D., M.S. is an associate clinical professor in the Sections of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in the Division of Growth and Development, UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. Law received her D.M.D. from Harvard School of Dental Medicine and completed specialty training in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics at UCLA School of Dentistry. She teaches both disciplines to dental students and residents and is the chair of the Growth, Development, and Aging curriculum track, which focuses on teaching biopsychosocial changes in individuals throughout the stages of life. Beyond academic responsibilities, Dr. Law is active in her specialty organizations, having served as managing editor of the California Society for Pediatric Dentistry Bulletin. She is a reviewer for Practical Reviews in Pediatric Dentistry and recently directed an online “Foundations in Pediatric Dentistry” review course for Oakstone’s CME info course series. Dr. Law is married to filmmaker Ian Eyre and has two children, a 12-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl, who have influenced both her orthodontic and behavior guidance practices immensely.

Sponsored By: The Colorado Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

 


Clinical Pearls for Treating Older Patients: Techniques for the Entire Dental Team 

Presented by Randy Huffines, D.D.S.
Saturday, June 9, 2018
9 a.m. to noon
CE Credit Hours: 3

Seniors are the fastest growing patient demographic in the U.S. Providing quality dental care for them is rewarding but also challenging due to an array of complex dental and medical conditions. Root caries is a common and frustrating clinical problem requiring unique preventive and restorative techniques. Older patients were excluded in the classic periodontal treatment studies, which have led to many myths about periodontal health and aging. Although most seniors are no longer edentulous, there is still a tremendous need for esthetic and functional conventional and implant supported prostheses. Learn practical techniques you can immediately use in your practice.

About the Speaker: For over 35 years, Randy Huffines, D.D.S., FRCSEd, has treated older and medically complex adults in a traditional private practice, nursing homes and hospitals. He left practice in 1988 to complete a two-year clinical fellowship in geriatric dentistry. For 27 years, he was the director of geriatric dentistry at the Quillen Medical Center in Johnson City, TN. Randy has faculty appointments in colleges of dentistry, medicine, nursing, and allied health. Dr. Huffines is a past president and a fellow of the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry, fellow of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, and diplomate of the American Board Special Care Dentistry. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Scotland with a membership in special needs dentistry.

Burnout and Stress in Dentistry: Are They Inevitable?
Presented by Bill Claytor, D.D.S.
Saturday, June 9, 2018
9 a.m. to noon
CE Credit Hours: 3

Dentistry is one of the most rewarding and satisfying professions in America. In fact, dentistry consistently ranks as one of the best jobs in America according to several national publications. However, our profession does not come without its problems and issues. This course will identify and discuss issues that are germane to our profession and proven solutions to rectify and lessen the effects of these emotional challenges. The course will identify signs and symptoms of stress, burnout and isolation in dentistry, and its impact on our personal health. We will discuss the three developmental stages of stress in dentistry, and differentiate shame versus guilt issues as it relates to health. Attendees will examine how dental training may make us more susceptible to emotional illness as compared to physician training. We will discuss the Maslach Burnout Index and its implication for dentists, and explore perfectionism and what current research implications are on long-term health. Lastly, the course will identify self-care and wellness methods to counteract stress and burnout to improve overall health.

About the Speaker: J. William “Bill” Claytor Jr., D.D.S., F.A.G.D., M.A.G.D., LLSR, graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry and completed a two-year General Practice Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. He received the Academy of General Dentistry’s coveted fellowship and mastership, and most recently the prestigious Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition Award. Dr. Claytor earned a certificate in Chemical Dependency Counseling from Union College and currently serves on the ADA Dental Well-Being Advisory Committee. He is a recipient of the C.V. Winter Advocacy Award from the North Carolina Caring Dental Professionals and serves as the volunteer coordinator and independent contractor for the same organization. Dr. Claytor lectures throughout North Carolina and the U.S. on the opioid epidemic in America. Dr. Claytor writes for several dental publications and online magazines about digital dentistry and cone beam technology. He is a Key Opinion Leader for Dentsply Sirona. Dr. Claytor manages a blog at digitalenamel.com called “Ask Bill” where he addresses current and relevant issues facing dentists today, including substance abuse and professional burnout. Bill and his wife Lisa enjoy life with their two children, William and Jennifer, and their Jack Russell Terrier, Bailey.

Afternoon Courses


Lunch and Learn! More Than an X-ray: Screening Beyond Teeth
Saturday, June 9, 2018
12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
CE Credit Hours: .5

How well are you screening your patients? Are you sure their health history statements regarding alcohol, tobacco and drug use are accurate? Have you talked to your patients about their health history statements regarding alcohol, tobacco and drug use? This seminar will demonstrate a mock patient interview to show you how to most effectively screen patients for risky alcohol and/or drug use habits. Attendees will learn about SBIRT (Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) as a public health approach to screening and helping patients. This seminar will address best practices for assessing substance use for adult and pediatric patients.


Simplifying the Medically Complex Patient

Presented by Randy Huffines, D.D.S.
Saturday, June 9, 2018
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
CE Credit Hours: 3

Millions of dental patients have significant medical conditions that impact their treatment. Unfortunately, the dental literature is full of myths and unnecessarily complicated regimens for managing these patients. Learn how to simplify the treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, organ transplantation, bleeding disorders, cancer, respiratory problems and hypertension. Know what medication interactions you need to avoid. Learn the dos and don’ts of efficient medical consultation. Dr. Huffines will share practical clinical strategies he has developed over the years to make this part of your practice rewarding, efficient, predictable and less stressful.

About the Speaker: For over 35 years, Randy Huffines, D.D.S., FRCSEd, has treated older and medically complex adults in a traditional private practice, nursing homes and hospitals. He left practice in 1988 to complete a two-year clinical fellowship in geriatric dentistry. For 27 years, he was the director of geriatric dentistry at the Quillen Medical Center in Johnson City, TN. Randy has faculty appointments in colleges of dentistry, medicine, nursing, and allied health. Dr. Huffines is a past president and a fellow of the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry, fellow of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, and diplomate of the American Board Special Care Dentistry. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Scotland with a membership in special needs dentistry.

Managing Space Issues in the Developing Dentition
Presented by: Clarice Law, D.M.D., M.S.
Saturday, June 9, 2018
1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
CE Credit Hours: 3

The evidence regarding management of premature tooth loss is sometimes vague and concludes that decisions on space maintenance should be considered on an individual basis. In this presentation, we will discuss how to apply an individualized approach to the management of space issues in the developing dentition. We will review the development of the dentition from the primary dentition through the mixed into the permanent dentition. We will consider the outcomes of premature tooth loss and discuss various strategies to address space maintenance and space regaining.

About the Speaker: Clarice Law, D.M.D., M.S. is an associate clinical professor in the Sections of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in the Division of Growth and Development, UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. Law received her D.M.D. from Harvard School of Dental Medicine and completed specialty training in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics at UCLA School of Dentistry. She teaches both disciplines to dental students and residents and is the chair of the Growth, Development, and Aging curriculum track, which focuses on teaching biopsychosocial changes in individuals throughout the stages of life. Beyond academic responsibilities, Dr. Law is active in her specialty organizations, having served as managing editor of the California Society for Pediatric Dentistry Bulletin. She is a reviewer for Practical Reviews in Pediatric Dentistry and recently directed an online “Foundations in Pediatric Dentistry” review course for Oakstone’s CME info course series. Dr. Law is married to filmmaker Ian Eyre and has two children, a 12-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl, who have influenced both her orthodontic and behavior guidance practices immensely.

Sponsored By: The Colorado Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Austin Eubanks is an expert in the addiction treatment industry and a nationally recognized speaker and media contributor on topics surrounding behavioral health and addiction recovery. He is the chief operations Officer for Foundry Treatment Center, on the board of Stout Street Foundation, a member of the founding board of 5280 High School, and a featured member of Speakers for Change.

An injured survivor of the Columbine shooting, Austin’s traumatic experience as a teen was the catalyst to his painful journey through addiction. Now in long-term recovery, he has devoted his career to helping those who have turned to substances as a result of trauma. Austin has spoken to hundreds of thousands across the nation regarding his personal journey as well as strategies for addressing the issues of substance abuse plaguing the nation. His story has garnered the interest of countless major media outlets including the BBC and People Magazine.

At the Foundry Treatment Center, Austin directs a multi-phase, nationally accredited treatment program overseeing a team of more than 36 care professionals. Leading both program management and business development, his approach bridges the gap between the administrative and clinical functions to provide superior care and achieve optimal business performance.

In his nonprofit board roles, Austin helps to advance the objectives of Stout Street Foundation, a 180-bed therapeutic community serving primarily an indigent population, and 5280 High School, a 400-student Denver Public Charter School focused on prevention and addiction recovery in adolescents – Denver’s first and only public recovery high school.

Austin was previously director of operations for NorthStar Transitions, a young-adult, transitional treatment program in Boulder, Colorado, working with college age men and women transitioning from residential treatment to independent living, and executive director of Quiet River Transitional Recovery Community, a luxury transitional treatment program in Denver, focusing on lifestyle reintegration for professionals in recovery. Austin’s previous decade of experience as an advertising executive lends further insight into business management and brand strategy within the agencies he directs.

When Austin isn’t working, speaking, or helping others, you can find him exploring the waters of Northwest Colorado with his fly rod and spending time with his two sons, Caden and Landon.

 

The CDA 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 the ADA CERP.

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

HOUSE OF DELEGATES


The CDA Annual Session is a great opportunity to get involved with organized dentistry. Volunteer to be a delegate today or run for an officer position.

The following links contain all business materials for the House of Delegates meeting, which is on Friday, June 8, 2018. Delegates are strongly encouraged to download and review all resolutions prior to the meeting date.

Download the meeting materials.

Represent your component as a delegate to the CDA House of Delegates on Friday, June 8. If you’d like to be a delegate, contact your component president or the CDA (303-996-2844 or molly@cdaonline.org). Prior experience is not necessary, and we encourage anyone interested to participate. The role of a delegate allows you to learn about and take action on issues affecting your profession. It’s also a great opportunity for new dentists to get involved and network with other dentists statewide. The deadline to submit your name is April 2.
The CDA House of Delegates is electing new officers during the Annual Session.

  • CDA Speaker of the House: Must be an active or a retired member in good standing with the CDA for at least five years. The Speaker of the House presides at all sessions of the House of Delegates and acts as parliamentarian for the Board of Trustees.
  • CDA 2nd Vice President: Must be an active or a retired member in good standing with the CDA for at least five years. CDA bylaws require the position to be filled by a non-MDDS member in 2018. While not assured by election, it is anticipated the 2nd vice president will progress through the officer positions of 1st vice president, president-elect, president and immediate past president.
  • CDA Treasurer (two-year term): Must be an active or a retired member in good standing with the CDA for at least five years. The treasurer serves as the custodian of all monies, securities and deeds belonging to the association and is subject to the direction and procedures established by the CDA Board of Trustees.
  • Delegate to the American Dental Association 2019-2021 (three-year term) (two positions available): Must be an active or a retired member in good standing with the CDA. Must have served as an ADA alternate delegate for at least one year and served as a CDA delegate for at least three years. The term begins at ADA 2019 in San Francisco.
  • Alternate Delegate to the American Dental Association 2019 (one-year term) (six reimbursed/four non-reimbursed positions): Must be an active or a retired member in good standing with the CDA. Must have served as a CDA delegate for at least two years or have served as an ADA delegate or alternate delegate in the past. Nominations of new dentists (those less than 10 years in practice) are encouraged.

If you are interested in running for a position, contact Molly Pereira by April 2 at molly@cdaonline.org or 303-996-2844.

The House of Delegates also will vote on resolutions brought forth by CDA members. If you or your component would like to submit a resolution, do so in writing to molly@cdaonline.org by April 2. Download the New Resolution Form.

SOCIAL AND NETWORKING EVENTS


  • Connector.Connector.

    Wine and Cheese Reception, June 7, 5-6 p.m.

    Relax at the Welcome Wine and Cheese Reception at Elevation Resort & Spa. This is a terrific way to start your weekend at the Annual Session.

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    Continental Breakfast, June 8, 6:30-9 a.m.

    Annual Session attendees are welcome to enjoy a continental breakfast in the Exhibit Hall at the Lodge at Mountaineer Square. 

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    Delegates' Luncheon, June 8, Noon-1:15 p.m.

    Enjoy a break to recharge and catch-up with colleagues. This lunch will be outside, weather permitting.

  • Connector.Connector.

    Dessert During Designated Exhibit Hall Time, June 8, 1:15-2 p.m.

    Before you go back to the House of Delegates, have dessert in the Exhibit Hall.

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    Bitte Geben Biergarten, June 8, 5-7 p.m.

    After a day of business in the House of Delegates, unwind at the CDA Foundation’s beer garden.

  • Connector.Connector.

    New Dentist Committee Party, June 8, 7:30 p.m.

    New dentists (those 10 years or less out of dental school) are welcome to attend the CDA NDC “Apres HOD” at Butte 66.

  • Connector.Connector.

    5K Fun Run/Walk, June 9, 7-8 a.m.

    Get some exercise before your start your day of continuing education with this family-friendly 5K Fun Run.

  • Connector.Connector.

    CAPD Happy Hour, June 9, 5-7 p.m.

    The Colorado Academy of Pediatric Dentistry will celebrate its first year collaborating with the CDA to offer a pediatric dentistry CE program by inviting CAPD members and their families to a happy hour reception at 9380 Sundeck.

  • Connector.Connector.

    ACD, ICD, PFA Breakfast, June 10, 8-9:30 a.m.

    The American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, and Pierre Fauchard Academy invite their members to a breakfast and discussion event. Cost is $30.

EXHIBITORS AND SPONSORS


We invite you to be an exhibitor or a sponsor at the Annual Session June 7-10 in Crested Butte. Your participation is important to us. Take this opportunity to show Colorado’s dental leaders what you have to offer. 

Network with CDA dentists in the exhibit hall. Mingle during two receptions, the delegates’ luncheon, and a continental breakfast. There’s a lot to offer exhibitors and sponsors, and it’s outlined in the CDA Exhibitor and Sponsorship Prospectus.
The exhibit hall is open on Friday, June 8, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The 2018 CDA Annual Session exhibit hall has sold out. Please consider a sponsorship if you were unable to get an exhibitor spot before we sold out.

Register as an Exhibitor: Fill out the exhibitor contract and email it to molly@cdaonline.org. Include your company’s logo in the email.

If your exhibit area requires electricity, wireless access, A/V or has special rental needs, you’ll need to the form from The Lodge at Mountaineer Square. Shipping to the hotel, exhibit area electricity, wireless access, and other special exhibit needs must be arranged directly with the hotel and might result in additional charges.

Exhibitor Lodging: We strongly urge exhibitors to stay at The Lodge at Mountaineer Square because the exhibit hall will be located on this property. This hotel is adjacent to the Elevation Resort and Spa.

Register for your sponsorship. All sponsorships on a first-come, first-served basis!

Register as a Sponsor: Fill out the sponsor contract and email it to molly@cdaonline.org. Include your company’s logo in the email.

LODGING


There are two hotel room blocks for the CDA Annual Session. The two hotels are adjacent to each other.

Location: 500 Gothic Rd., Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81224

Rate: $109* – Single, Double, Triple or Quad Occupancy

  • *Rates are subject to tax and town association fee.
  • Rates are available until May 17, 2018.

Reservations: Call 970-251-3000 (Reference “Colorado Dental Association Room Block.”).

Location: 620 Gothic Rd., Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225

Rates:

  • $129* – King Bedroom
  • $139* – Studio (king bed, queen sofa sleeper, galley kitchen)
  • $179* – 1 Bedroom Condo
  • $249* – 2 Bedroom Condo
    • *Rates are subject to tax and town association fee.
    • Reservations at The Lodge include 2 single use lift ride tickets on the Red Lady or Silver Queen lifts.
    • Rates are available until May 17, 2018.

Reservations: Call 888-443-6715 (Reference “Colorado Dental Association Group.”) or register online (click on “Enter Booking Code” and type 10010).

Note for Exhibitors: We strongly urge exhibitors to stay at The Lodge at Mountaineer Square because the exhibit hall will be located on this property.

REGISTRATION

Registration is now open. To register, go online or fill out the registration form and submit it one of three ways:

  • Mail to Colorado Dental Association, 8301 E. Prentice Ave., Ste. 400, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.
  • Scan it and email it to molly@cdaonline.org.
  • Fax it to 303-740-7989.
Should you need to cancel your reservation, notice to cancel must be received in writing by May 11 to the CDA (erica@cdaonline.org or fax 303-740-7978). A $25 administrative fee will be automatically deducted from all refunds. All requests for cancellations after May 11 will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for hardships.

CONTACT THE CDA


Have questions? Contact Molly Pereira at molly@cdaonline.org  for more information.