Thursday Speakers

George Priest, DMD, maintains a private prosthodontic practice devoted to esthetic, advanced restorative and implant dentistry on Hilton Head Island, SC. He lectures nationally and abroad on topics including implant dentistry, advanced restorative dentistry and esthetic excellence and has published over 60 articles in many acclaimed dental journals and textbooks. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, a Fellow of The American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon and many other dental organizations. For the past 12 years, Dr. Priest has been included as one of Dentistry Today's Top Clinicians in Continuing Education. Dr. Priest is a former professor in graduate prosthodontics at Emory University and an innovator and teacher of implant and esthetic dentistry for more than 30 years.

Session:
Smile Line Revitalization Part I: Crowns and Veneers
Thursday, May 3rd 8:30am - 11:30am

Credit Hours:
3

Session Description:
Dentists are presented with the opportunity to not only restore, but to enhance patients’ dental and facial esthetics. Esthetics of oral rehabilitation with crown and veneer restorations has dramatically improved by the use of current ceramic systems that provide excellent longevity and ideal optical properties, while nearly eliminating the need for metal alloys. This presentation will begin with a review of objective methods to assess the parameters that contribute to an ideal smile and is followed by a hierarchy of material selection, progressive preparation techniques, retraction and impression/digital scanning methods for accuracy and precise marginal capture, digital smile design concepts, scripted digital imaging for detailed color and contour communication, and cementation techniques with minimum sensitivity and maximum retention. Dr. Priest will detail long-term results that elucidate successes and complications with esthetic rehabilitation.

Session Objectives:
  • Learn objective parameters of optimal smile design
  • Utilize  digital smile design concepts for calculating tooth proportions and optimal esthetics
  • Incorporate progressive techniques and materials for crown and veneer restoration
  • Integrate digital impressions that will change the way you practice dentistry
  • Communicate digitally with the laboratory for accurate color, contours and smile line

Session:
Smile Line Revitalization Part II: Esthetic Integration of Dental Implants
Thursday, May 3rd 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Credit Hours:
3

Session Description:
The challenge of integrating dental implants in esthetic treatment is demonstrated next with techniques that optimize hard and soft tissue balance. Proper treatment planning and collaboration between members of the implant team, including the periodontist, oral surgeon, restorative dentist, prosthodontist and orthodontist, resulting in predictably long-term esthetic outcomes is illustrated. Step-by-step clinical examples and videos demonstrate provisional and definitive restoration techniques. Results are examined from initiation of treatment to long-term follow-up for periods of over 20 years. This course is designed for dental teams who wish to explore a methodical and integrated approach to restoration techniques that simplify the process of esthetic rehabilitation and increase patient satisfaction with the overall dental experience.

Session Objectives:
  • Simplify complex interdisciplinary treatment plans for optimal implant esthetics
  • Integrate of crowns, veneers and implants for esthetic rehabilitation
  • Collaborate between dentists and key specialty team members
  • Develop anatomical soft tissue profiles around single and multiple implants in the esthetic zone
  • Adopt impression and intraoral scanning techniques that accurately capture soft tissue profiles

Pam Smith, RDN, nutritionist, radio host, and industry culinary consultant has authored 15 books on health and wellness and provides strategic menu innovation and insight for Disney, Nike, Boeing, Cracker Barrel and Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, and was co-creator of Bahama Breeze and Seasons 52 restaurants. Her Artisanal Spice blends -- P.S. Flavor!™ -- are helping to serve up Delicious Wellness at top restaurants and home kitchens across America. She has hosted all 22 years of the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival and chairs The Culinary Institute of America’s Healthy Menu R&D Collaborative. Her “Tips for Living Well” are heard on radio nationwide.

Session:
Forever Young: Eat Well, Live Well, Age Well
Thursday, May 3rd 8:30am-11:30am

Credit Hours:
3

Session Description:
Discover the secret to great health: The function of food and spices beyond nutritive value alone, but for distinct pharmacological properties shown to alleviate and prevent disease and promote whole body wellness. Discover the Healthiest Diets in the world with fresh, close to the source food systems, MUFAs, omega 3's -- and the wellness impact on the body through the life cycle. Smith explains the basics of the aging process and taking a holistic view, targets all body systems and how to compensate for damage done to the body by living the American “Weigh”. Learn the most current longevity research to help you and your patients to stay healthier, feel better and live longer.

Session:
Winning the War against Inflammation
Thursday, May 3rd 1:30pm-4:30pm

Credit Hours:
3

Session Description:
Learn how to be energized for life, achieve overall wellness and prevent specific illnesses associated with inflammation and aging. Smith, a nationally known nutritionist and energy coach, targets the top inflammatory diseases afflicting Americans and the bloodwork profiles that reflect them. Taking a holistic view, she connects all body systems (the gut, brain, heart, immune and hormonal systems), the way they interact to keep the body functioning it’s best and specific therapeutic lifestyle strategies to treat yourself well. Discover the natural Rx: real food nutrition and exercise, and the impact of natural treatments such as nutraceuticals, spices, herbs and supplements.

Kelly W. Jones, Pharm.D., BCPS is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) where he received both his B.S in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees.  He also completed a Pharm. D. Fellowship in Family Medicine from MUSC.  After graduation he join the faculty at the McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program in Florence, South Carolina and worked with them for 28 years.  In 2016, he broke away from academics to co-own a new independent pharmacy located in Florence simply called THE Pharmacy.  Who says a teacher can’t practice!  In 1993, he was awarded Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy and since has renewed that certification three times.  Dr. Jones was born in Fountain Inn, South Carolina, married to Lisa and has 6 wonderful children Amanda, West, Carol, Mason, Hamilton and Jackson.  To these he can add 4 grandchildren; Mae, Kellett, Lily and Sammy.  He currently reside in Hartsville, South Carolina.  His hobbies include family, writing music and what ever his wife tells him to do!

Session:
Top Pharmacotherapy Pearls That Will Enhance Your Dental Practice
Thursday, May 3rd, 8:30am-11:30am

Credit Hours:
3

Session Description:
Dentist have a variety of pharmaceuticals at their disposal to reduce the pain and suffering from dental disease. This course will highlight certain medications and pharmacotherapy pearls that can enhance dental practice. A review of evidence-based dentistry will start off the conference so the dentist can understand the value of the medications discussed. Various pearls surrounding antibiotics, anticoagulants, antiplatelet, opioids and sedation agents will be discussed. We will also how the dentist can use compounding pharmacies to enhance their practice.

Session Objectives:
  • Identify new therapeutic agents recently introduced to the market and explain their appropriate uses that dentist should know.
  • Describe the indications and the most important adverse events and precautions of each new therapeutic agent.
  • Describe any important drug interactions and pharmacokinetic parameters that are clinically relevant for the dentist.
  • Discuss any evidence-based clinical trials that may be published about the medications to aid in therapeutic selection.
  • Discuss the difference dosing antibiotic regimen duration for different dental infections.
  • Discuss MRSA and the current treatment for outpatient management.
  • Briefly describe the concepts of relative risk reduction, absolute risk reduction, number needed to treat (NNT) and number needed to harm (NNH), and how these statistical measures affect data interpretation.
  • Discuss POEMS from clinical research that should change your practice in dentistry.
  • Discuss low, medium and high risk surgeries and what needs to be done when a patient is on anticoagulation.

Session:
The Pain Conundrum: Responsible Opioid Prescribing
Thursday, May 3rd 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Credit Hours:
3

Session Description:
So much has happened with pain medications in the last decade. One of the most devastating statistics of our time is that more people, young and old, die of unintended overdose with prescription opioid medications than in car accidents per month. There is a tension between underprescribing and harmful access. This 3-hour lecture will focus on this problem and recent ideas for a solution. Other drugs impacting our youth will be discussed like the potential impact of medical marijuana, bath salts and stimulants.

Session Objectives:
  • Describe the FDA's concern and request for a new risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) for prescribing opioid medications.
  • Discuss the recent articles and concerns about the increase in mortality associated with opioid prescribing.
  • Discuss the new CDC guidelines concerning opioid therapy.
  • Discuss medications of abuse (i.e., bath salts, butalbital, carisoprolol, and more).
  • Discuss common  medications of abuse in teenagers and the pharmacotherapy that the dentist should assess.
  • Discuss measures to reduce deaths from opioid overdose and prescription drug abuse (i.e., inappropriate prescribing, adequate counseling, patient monitoring, patient misuse or abuse).

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.