Friday Speakers

Mr. Gary D. Morgan, CDT, CQA/ASQ is the Senior Vice President of SafeLink Consulting Inc, a nationally recognized safety and quality consulting firm. Gary began lecturing on health and safety in 1989 and is an Authorized Trainer under OSHA’s Outreach Program. He has actively participated as a presenter and on-site instructor to audiences of dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and dental laboratory technicians throughout the US. Gary is also a DAMAS consultant and auditor and is a Certified Quality Auditor by the American Society for Quality.  Gary is a Certified Dental Technician and has served the Dental Laboratory Association of Texas on its Board of Directors, as President, and as Legislative and Legal Affairs Chairman. He was honored with the DLAT Hall of Fame Award.  Gary represented DLAT members before governmental agencies, the State Board of Dental Examiners, and the Texas Legislature. Gary was appointed by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners to serve on the Dental Laboratory Certification Council for seven years. Gary has been recognized by the NADL for his contributions and outstanding service to the dental laboratory profession.

Session:
Top 5 Ways to Manage Infection Control
Friday, May 4 from 8:00 - 9:00 AM

Credit Hours:
1

Session Description:
Whether you’ve been in business for a long time or just opening your business, you must address the prevention and control of communicable diseases in the workplace as a part of your health and safety program. New diseases are emerging and recognized diseases are re-emerging. How you prevent your workers’ exposure to these diseases is the basis for OSHA’s Exposure Control Plan. The presenter for this course will examine the practices that must be in place in order to protect workers from exposures when working with and around potentially infectious items. Details that will be addressed in this course are safe work practices, engineering controls, use of personal protective equipment, and post-exposure management. Prevent cross-contamination so your employees can work in a safe and healthy workplace.

Session:
Are Your Infection Prevention Practices Really Effective?
Friday, May 4 from 9:00 - 12:00 PM

Credit Hours:
3

Session Description:
Having written infection control procedures is important, however, ensuring that they are current and are being followed is critical to worker and patient safety. The CDC recommends that employers review their infection prevention practices on a regular basis. Appointing an Infection Prevention Coordinator (IPC) to assume this responsibility provides accountability to ensure that regular monitoring is being performed. This course will review infection control practices specific to dental practices and dental laboratories. Gary D. Morgan, CDT, CQA/ASQ and Sr. VP of SafeLink Consulting Inc. will review how to assess your current infection prevention practices in order to determine their effectiveness.

Dave Weber, President and CEO Weber Associates. Dave's an international speaker, humorist, trainer and two-time best-selling author who helps people ‘Make Progress On Purpose’! Besides being a favorite speaker for corporations and education groups, he's taking the dental world by storm after first being discovered by Dr. Peter Dawson. Dave’s been invited numerous times to great meetings like: AAOMS, The Hinman, ADA, Chicago Mid-Winter, The Shulman Group, Yankee Dental Congress, Greater New York, California Dental, 100+ Seattle Study Clubs, dozens of state dental conferences, specialty practices and dental support organizations from California to the Carolinas! His humor and ‘Chihuahua on Caffeine’ personality might get him invited to present…but it's his insights & real-life applications about practice management issues -- that get him invited back time and time again. Dave’s dazzles audiences 165 times a year and has been called the 'cure for the common meeting’! He and his wife Tina live in Atlanta, GA and are the parents of two great kids.

Session:
The X Factor: 12 Keys to Set Your Practice Apart: Strategies to Take Your Practice to the Next Level Part 1
Friday, May 4th 8:30am - 11:30am

Credit Hours:
3

Session Description:
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Office Managers, Students, Spouses. What is it that makes your practice stand out from all the rest? Your building? Your location? Your equipment? While all these factors certainly play a role, it is truly the dental team that makes the difference. There’s a new reality in dentistry, leadership isn’t just a matter of title, authority or ownership – it’s a matter of influence, and every member of a practice influences the team and patients, for good or bad! Discover the 12 keys that every member of the highest performing dental teams all know and implement every day. Come laugh and learn as humorist Dave Weber brings his one-of-a kind lecture to help bring about amazing results in both your professional and personal lives…the X Factor!

Session Objectives:
  • Learn how to overcome opposition, negative attitudes, and not let others pull you down
  • Discover the secret to making progress in achieving your personal and professional goals
  • Consider new, creative options and get others on board

Session:
The X Factor: 12 Keys to Set Your Practice Apart: Strategies to Take Your Practice to the Next Level Part 2
Friday, May 4th 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Credit Hours:
3

Session Description:
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Office Managers, Students, Spouses. What is it that makes your practice stand out from all the rest? Your building? Your location? Your equipment? While all these factors certainly play a role, it is truly the dental team that makes the difference. There’s a new reality in dentistry, leadership isn’t just a matter of title, authority or ownership – it’s a matter of influence, and every member of a practice influences the team and patients, for good or bad! Discover the 12 keys that every member of the highest performing dental teams all know and implement every day. Come laugh and learn as humorist Dave Weber brings his one-of-a kind lecture to help bring about amazing results in both your professional and personal lives…the X Factor!

Session Objectives:
  • Learn how to overcome opposition, negative attitudes, and not let others pull you down
  • Discover the secret to making progress in achieving your personal and professional goals
  • Consider new, creative options and get others on board

Jennifer Hirsch Doobrow, a Board Certified Periodontist, is the Owner and CEO of Periodontal and Implant Associates, Inc. located in Cullman, AL.  She earned her DMD at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2007 and received her certification in Periodontics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 2010.  She serves as a faculty member for the Pikos Institute, was the General Chair for the 2017 Gulf Coast Dental Conference and is the 2017-2018 Chair of the Leadership Council for the UAB School of Dentistry. Dr. Doobrow is on the Executive Council and serves as the Corporate Advisory Chair for the Southern Academy of Periodontology and sits on several committees for the American Academy of Periodontology.  She holds Past-President positions in the Alabama Society of Periodontists and the Wilson Chenault Dental Study Club.  In 2012, Dr. Doobrow was recognized as one of the University of Georgia's (UGA) prestigious 40 Under 40. Most recently, Dr. Doobrow was selected as one of the Top 10 Young Educators in America for 2017 by The Seattle Study Club, was inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists as well as a Fellow of the American College of Dentists.  She was also awarded the UAB School of Dentistry Outstanding Young Alumnus Award and was featured on Lifetime Network’s “The Balancing Act.” She has published articles in Compendium, Implant Dentistry, DentistryIQ, Surgical Restorative Resource and Perio-Implant Advisory, and lectures extensively throughout the United States on dental implants and periodontal regenerative therapies. Dr. Doobrow’s office hosts an annual dental symposium in Cullman, AL with 1,000 attendees in 2017.

Tracy Anderson Butler has 28 years of diverse experience in the dental industry from chairside and beyond.  Tracy is a registered dental hygienist, thought leader, motivational speaker, sales leader/coach and change agent.   She believes the key to every successful treatment outcome begins with an accurate assessment leading to a co-diagnosis between the patient and dental team. Tracy’s clinical experience began in a busy comprehensive restorative practice in West Palm Beach, Florida.  She attended the Dawson Academy and is a graduate of the Aesthetic Advantage Institute mastery level study.  Mrs. Butler spent over 11 years on faculty at Palm Beach State College dental hygiene program & research clinic and considers few things more rewarding. Tracy feels blessed to have been mentored and coached by the leading authorities in occlusion, function/relation, complete care dentistry and the business of dentistry.  Tracy’s commitment to ultimate patient care propelled her to pursue a career in implant and regenerative dentistry with Straumann, USA .  She was appointed National Director of Hygiene Education and Professional Relations in 2013 and is proud to lead the initiative for Straumann in elevating dental hygienists and the entire dental team throughout North America.

Session:
Gums & Roses: An Interdisciplinary Team Approach From Tooth Preservation to Tooth Replacement
Friday, May 4th 8:30am - 11:30am

Credit Hours:
3

Session Description:
This exciting and interactive course emphasizes the interdisciplinary team approach to ultimate patient care. Defining your practice and developing effective strategies for patient communication to enhance case presentation and case acceptance is the key to differentiating your practice in our challenging economic environment. Emphasis is placed on elevating the entire dental team as a key partner in care from early detection, assessment and treatment planning from tooth preservation to tooth replacement. A highlight of this program is creating an evidence based patient workflow plan for periodontal, regenerative and implant therapies. Collaboration among YOUR dental team is vital to creating a positive and lasting patient experience. Today is the day to go from good to great!

Session Objectives:
  • Define the bi-directional relationship between periodontal health and other oral/systemic conditions
  • Establish evidence based patient workflow plans for periodontal, regenerative, implant and implant maintenance therapies
  • Identify periodontal health goals that will greatly impact effective case presentation and treatment acceptance
  • Highlight the benefits of amelogenin proteins in hard and soft tissue regeneration
  • Communicate the benefits of implants versus traditional crown and bridge
  • Understand the impact that interdisciplinary care plays in a positive patient experience
  • Develop an action plan and decision tree to promote comprehensive patient care

Session:
Gums & Roses: An Interdisciplinary Team Approach From Tooth Preservation to Tooth Replacement
Friday, May 4th 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Credit Hours:
3

Session Description:
This exciting and interactive course emphasizes the interdisciplinary team approach to ultimate patient care. Defining your practice and developing effective strategies for patient communication to enhance case presentation and case acceptance is the key to differentiating your practice in our challenging economic environment. Emphasis is placed on elevating the entire dental team as a key partner in care from early detection, assessment and treatment planning from tooth preservation to tooth replacement. A highlight of this program is creating an evidence based patient workflow plan for periodontal, regenerative and implant therapies. Collaboration among YOUR dental team is vital to creating a positive and lasting patient experience. Today is the day to go from good to great!

Session Objectives:
  • Define the bi-directional relationship between periodontal health and other oral/systemic conditions
  • Establish evidence based patient workflow plans for periodontal, regenerative, implant and implant maintenance therapies
  • Identify periodontal health goals that will greatly impact effective case presentation and treatment acceptance
  • Highlight the benefits of amelogenin proteins in hard and soft tissue regeneration
  • Communicate the benefits of implants versus traditional crown and bridge
  • Understand the impact that interdisciplinary care plays in a positive patient experience
  • Develop an action plan and decision tree to promote comprehensive patient care

Mario Romero, DDS, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences at The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University; he received his DDS from the University of Guayaquil (Ecuador) School of Dentistry in 1995. He completed a two year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at the University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health where he was granted the Handleman Award for Excellence. In 2016 Dr. Romero was awarded the Augusta University and the American College of Dentists Outstanding Faculty award for his achievements in scholarity, research and service. He has over 30 publications in national and international peer reviewed journals and has lectured extensively on topics related to direct and indirect restorative dentistry. He maintained a private practice with emphasis in Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry for 15 years prior to joining AU in 2013.

Session:
New Trends in Minimally Invasive Esthetic and Restorative Treatments
Friday, May 4th, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am

Credit Hours:
3

Session Description:
The importance of tooth preservation. Why bleaching sometimes is the only treatment needed to improve a smile. No prep/minimal prep bonding esthetic procedures.

Session:
The Highly Esthetic Restorative Practice. The Forgotten Potential for Success
Friday, May 4th, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Credit Hours:
3

Session Description:
Bullet proof diagnosis protocol in esthetic dentistry. The bonded functional prototype, how and why. Simple one shade highly esthetic restorations. Multi-disciplinary approach to esthetic dentistry.

The South Carolina 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. This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the South Carolina Dental Association, South Carolina Dental Assistants Association and South Carolina Dental Lab Technicians Associations. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp.