Saturday Speakers

MUSC Dean’s Update and Continuing Education Program

8:00 AM   Registration
Pick up your nametag and materials at the SCDA registration desk.

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM  Continental Breakfast
Muffins, fruit, coffee and juice will be available for attendees of our morning continuing education program and Dean’s update.

8:30 AM Welcome from Interim Dean Blanton
Attendees will receive an official welcome from Interim Dean Patricia Blanton and hear an update on the College of Dental Medicine.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Oral Public Health: The Changing Face of Dentistry
Join Dr. Jack Dillenberg, inaugural dean of the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health and national expert on public health leadership, health program development, and oral public health issues, for a look at dentistry as it is currently, where it’s moving and how to be successful in the changing climate of oral public health. Following Dr. Dillenberg’s presentation, Dr. Amy Martin, director of the James B. Edward College of Dental Medicine’s Division of Oral Public Health, Dr. Betsy Pilcher, associate dean for institutional effectiveness and professor, and Dr. Michelle Ziegler, assistant professor of oral rehabilitation and program director of advanced education in general dentistry, will present on the college’s initiatives to improve South Carolinians’ oral public health, including the special needs population. This session will also highlight current dental students who are positively impacting public health issues within SC.

Credit Hours: 3

Jackie Dorst, RDH, BS, speaks, writes and consults on dental instrument sterilization, infection prevention and OSHA safety.  Her experience in the dental profession, business, public speaking and research contribute to her energetic seminars based on scientific information applied to clinical effectiveness and efficiency.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Georgia and, as an undergraduate, served as a Research Assistant in Medical Mycology.  Jackie is a Dental Hygiene graduate of Clayton State University.

Jackie Dorst’s speaking credentials include the International Orthodontic Congress in Paris and the 3rd International Congress of Dental Technology in Yokohama, Japan.  She has been a featured speaker at the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Association of Endodontists, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Association and RDH Under One Roof in addition to state and regional professional meetings.

Jackie is a member of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis & Prevention, OSAP, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, APIC, the National Speakers Association, and she is OSHA certified to deliver safety training courses.

Session:
OSHA Update for Dental Labs
Saturday, April 29 from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Credit Hours:
1

Session Description:
This course is designed to meet the annual OSHA (blood-borne pathogens) training requirements for all employees of the dental lab. Participants will also gain knowledge of what should be done “When Your Office is called by an OSHA Inspector,” as well as insight concerning violations that have resulted in OSHA fines. Each office will receive a complimentary Exposure Control Plan (a mandatory requirement) that can be easily customized to meet the needs of the individual office. A certificate of OSHA training will be issued for each participant.

Session Objectives:
  • An explanation of epidemiology and transmission of blood-borne diseases
  • An explanation of the office "Exposure Control Plan"
  • A discussion concerning the risks of infectious disease transmission to the dental staff
  • A discussion of steps that must take place to protect the dental employee against infectious disease transmission in the dental office
  • A plan of what to do if exposed to an infectious disease in the workplace

Session:
OSHA Training/Infection Control in the Dental Office (Dentists & Dental office registrants only)
Saturday, April 29 from 9:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Credit Hours:
2.5

Session Description:
This course is designed to meet the annual OSHA (blood-borne pathogens) training requirements for all employees of the dental office. Participants will also gain knowledge of what should be done “When Your Office is called by an OSHA Inspector,” as well as insight concerning violations that have resulted in OSHA fines. Each office will receive a complimentary Exposure Control Plan (a mandatory requirement) that can be easily customized to meet the needs of the individual office. A certificate of OSHA training will be issued for each participant.

Session Objectives:
  • An explanation of epidemiology and transmission of blood-borne diseases
  • An explanation of the office “Exposure Control Plan”
  • A discussion concerning the risks of infectious disease transmission to the dental staff
  • A discussion of steps that must take place to protect the dental employee against infectious disease transmission in the dental office
  • A plan of what to do if exposed to an infectious disease in the workplace

Dr. Timothy G. Shaughnessy, D.D.S., M.S., received his DDS degree from the University of Michigan and his Master of Science degree in Orthodontics from the University of North Carolina.  At UNC, he was the recipient of a National Research Fellowship awarded by the National Institute of Dental Research.  He earned an Award of Special Merit from the American Association of Orthodontists for his research and Master’s thesis.

Dr. Shaughnessy has published several articles in the orthodontic literature.  He is a frequent speaker and has developed a reputation for his clinical photography and documentation of well-treated cases. Tim became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics in 1990. He is a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American College of Dentists, and the International College of Dentists.  He has practiced in suburban Atlanta, Georgia for 30 years.

Session:
The Latest in Interceptive Orthodontic Techniques for all Dentists
Saturday, April 29 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Credit Hours:
3

Session Description:
Some young children benefit from interceptive orthodontic treatment. This treatment may include eruption guidance of the permanent teeth, control of habits, cross bite correction, and management of crowding in the mixed dentition. Orthopedic correction of skeletal discrepancies may also be accomplished in the young, growing patient. The practitioner should be able to recognize these potential patients and be familiar with viable treatment options. Most importantly, the skilled clinician must determine when such Phase I treatment is beneficial and defendable.

Session Objectives:
  • Understand the concept of Phase I orthodontic treatment and the practice management ramifications.
  • Be able to differentiate between dental and skeletal problems.
  • Learn to systematically evaluate each patient in all 3 planes of space.
  • Become more thoughtful regarding treatment timing.
  • Appreciate the differences in growth between boys and girls and the impact on treatment timing for skeletal correction.
  • Give considerably more thought to the words “cost-effective” and “time-efficient”.
  • Consider the patient first when deciding who benefits from Phase I therapy.

Dr. Charles Buist graduated from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 1982. He has many years of experience in cosmetic dentistry, implantology, and prosthetic reconstruction. Dr. Buist has trained with the best Implantologists in the world. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID), a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI), and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID).

Dr. Buist has been a traveling  mentor/implant surgeon  since he sold his practice on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina in March 2012. Dr. Buist has been licensed in:  Alabama,  Alaska,  Arizona,  Georgia, Michigan, Virginia, and  South Carolina, and holds active licenses in all but  AK & AZ.

Session:
The Implant We Share and the Clinical/Restorative Aspects that Surround it
Saturday, April 29 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Credit Hours:
3

Session Objectives:
  • Will cover the basics of implant placement Communication between Dentists and Laboratories
  • Digital vs Analog
  • Screw Retained vs Cement Retained

Amah Riley, RDH has been in the dental field for 20 years.  She is currently a South Carolina Provider Engagement Representative at DentaQuest.  She has her degree in Dental Hygiene but her passion for public health and helping the underserved, lead her out from the clinical side of dentistry.  Amah then became involved with coordinating a mobile dental program owned by a non-profit community health center.  She soon became the Director of Mobile Health Services and deployed a team of dentists, a nurse practitioner and support staff to local public schools to help ensure all children had access to care.  Amah is also a certified dental software trainer and has served as the lead data analyst for a consulting firm.

Ms. Tycie Sellers, C.D.A., B.A., M.H.A., has been with DentaQuest since March 2011.  She began her role as Executive Director in 2016 after serving as DentaQuest’s Provider Engagement Representative for the SC Healthy Connections dental program for five years.

Tycie completed her Associates in Health Science-Certified Dental Assistant in 1998 from Florence-Darlington Technical College. She has over 13 years of experience in pediatrics, general and cosmetics dentistry that range from chairside, hygiene, front office and insurance. While working in cosmetic dentistry, she received LVI training on various cosmetic dental restoration as well as neuromuscular dentistry. She later received a Master’s in Healthcare Administration and presently working toward her Master of Business Admiration with a minor in Entrepreneurship.   Tycie resides in Hartsville, SC with her 13 year old son, and her oldest son is away serving in the United States Military.

Session:
SC Healthy Connections Dental Program Update: Training and Policy Overview
Saturday, April 29 from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Credit Hours:
2.5

Session Description:
This course is designed to provide an overview of South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid Dental Benefits. Participants will gain a clear understanding of the program benefits, code changes and an overview of network operations.

Session Objectives:
  • Understand the state of the Medicaid Dental Program through a review of operations and policy
  • Learn of policy changes and other pertinent information regarding the Medicaid Dental Program
  • Have opportunity to interact with DentaQuest and other providers in discussing program

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.