Dr. Gordon Christensen, DDS,MSD,PhD

Thursday, May 16, 2024
8:30am – 11:30am: The Christensen Bottom Line – 2024
1:30pm - 4:30pm: The Christensen Bottom Line – 2024 (continued)
Course Type: Lecture
Audience: Dentists Only
(These courses will NOT  be available virtually)

Course Description:
This fast moving “bottom line” course includes the areas of dentistry with the most activity and change in any given year. It is easily understood and has numerous summaries that help attendees to interpret the ongoing advancements in the profession. The course encourages audience participation, and questions and answers and is presented in an enjoyable and humorous manner.
The hottest aspects in the following topics will be included in the planned program depending on the interests of the participants in the group, the popularity of topics at the time of our program:
State of the Profession;  Esthetic Dentistry; Occlusion; Laboratory Technology; Lasers; Equipment
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology; Prosthodontics Removable;  Prosthodontics Fixed; Implant Dentistry
 
Course Objectives:
On the completion of this course attendees should be able to:
  • List the most important and useful new techniques in the general topics selected by your group.
  • List the most important and useful materials discussed in the general topics selected by your group.
  • List the most important and useful new concepts discussed in this course.
  • Implement those aspects of the course most applicable to your practice.

NC Dental Society 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. NC Dental Society designates this activity for  6  continuing education credits.

Bio: Gordon J. Christensen is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Practical Clinical Courses (PCC), Senior Consultant & Previous CEO of Clinicians Report Foundation (CR), and a Practicing Prosthodontist in Provo, Utah. Gordon and Dr. Rella Christensen are co-founders of the non-profit CLINICIANS REPORT FOUNDATION (previously named CRA).

Currently, Dr. Rella Christensen is the Director of the TRAC Research Division of the CR Foundation. Since 1976, they have conducted research in all areas of dentistry and published the findings to the profession in the well-known CRA Newsletter now called CLINICIANS REPORT. Gordon's degrees include: DDS, University of Southern California; MSD, University of Washington; PhD, University of Denver; and two honorary doctorates.

Early in his career, Gordon helped initiate the University of Kentucky and University of Colorado dental schools and taught at the University of Washington. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah, School of Dentistry. Gordon has presented thousands of hours of continuing education globally, made hundreds of educational videos used throughout the world, and published widely.

Gordon and Rella's sons are dentists. William is a Prosthodontist, and Michael is a General Dentist. Their daughter, Carlene is an administrator for a dental distributor company. He is a member of numerous professional organizations.

Ken Matsumoto, DMD, MS

Thursday, May 16, 2024
8:30am - 11:30am: Management of Periodontal Complications in Orthodontic Treatment
Course Type: Lecture
Audience: 
D,DS,DA,DH,OS

Course Description:
Periodontal complications after orthodontic treatment have historically been challenging and concerning. However, we have rarely had evidence or consensus on this topic. It is inevitable to understand the orthodontic boundary limits in order to avoid these complications. This course is designed specifically to provide dental practitioners including dental hygienists and assistants with the current evidence to understand the etiology and treatment of periodontal complications during and after orthodontic treatment. Furthermore, this course will challenge how to prevent these complications and what is the role of each dental provider. Additionally, the participant will gain the knowledge and skills to communicate with dentists, specialists, team members, and patients in order to provide better professional dental care for our community.

Learning Objectives:
To understand the etiology, treatment, prevention of periodontal complications.
To learn concepts and application of Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy (SFOT).
To learn the importance of early intervention of constricted maxilla.
To learn diagnosis, treatment planning and execution of maxillary skeletal expansion.

NC Dental Society 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. NC Dental Society designates this activity for  3 continuing education credits.

Bio:
Dr. Ken Matsumoto is a Dual Trained and Board-Certified Orthodontist and Periodontist in the greater Wilmington area. After completion of Periodontic/Orthodontic program at the University of Pennsylvania, he stayed as full-time faculty, teaching the orthodontic and periodontic residents in the clinic and the classroom, publishing articles in journals and chapters in textbooks along the way. His experience of interdisciplinary work with other specialists allows him to provide even higher-quality orthodontic treatment. Dr. Matsumoto focuses on early intervention of skeletal problems to achieve facial & dental esthetics, function, and healthy gum with stability, utilizing the latest orthodontic/periodontal knowledge and skills. He is an expert of periodontal plastic surgery, especially, soft tissue management and bone grafting. Dr. Matsumoto also specializes in SFOT (Wilckodontics, PAOO), impacted canines, congenitally missing teeth, soft tissue grafting, and maxillary skeletal expansion for children and adults.


Dr. Donald Alton Tyndall, PhD, MSPH, DDS

Thursday, May 16, 2024
1:30pm - 4:30pm: Surveying the Landscape of Diagnostic Imaging in Dentistry’s Future: Four Emerging Technologies of Promise
Course Type: Lecture
Audience: D,DS,DA.DH

Course Description:
This presentation is designed to provide information, on four emerging: Artificial intelligence using convolutional neural networks, dedicated dental MRI (ddMRI), stationary intraoral tomosynthesis (sIOT) and second generation 2CBCT sources.
Artificial Intelligence : Attention will be given to the role of AI as an adjunctive technology for the interpretation of 2D and 3D images. The discussion will center on “How good is AI?” and “How much does AI help?” An update on the current state of AI as applied to 2D and 3D imaging will be offered.
DdMRI:  DdMRI refers to MRI systems developed exclusively for dental and maxillofacial purposes. Potential ddMRI applications will be presented along with the current state of ddMRI will with example images.
sIOT: SIOT is designed to overcome limitations in intraoral radiography using a novel multisource intraoral system based on CNT technology relatively free of metal artifacts and overlapping. SIOT technology will be addressed along with applications and examples.
Second Generation CBCT Sources: Work on a second generation CBCT x-ray source is underway using multiple CNT arrays and multispectral imaging. Potential improvements include, true HU, reduced metal artifacts and improved soft tissue contrast. Second generation CBCT source technology will be presented along with sample images.

Learning  Objectives
At the end of this course the participant should be able to:
1. Discuss the advantages of AI as applied to 2D and 3D radiologic interpretation.
2. List potential applications of ddMRI for the interpretation of dentoalveolar and maxillofacial disease and abnormalities.
3. Describe sIOT technology and potential improvements over conventional intraoral imaging.
4. List the technological changes in second generation CBCT x-ray sources and potential improvements over current CBCT systems

NC Dental Society 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. NC Dental Society designates this activity for  3 continuing education credits.


Bio:
Don Tyndall is a professor with the Division of Diagnostic Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry. He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology in 1990. In 2009 Professor Tyndall was elected a fellow of the International College of Dentists. He has taught at UNC-CH for 35 years and maintains a private practice within the Adams School of Dentistry. 

He has won several awards for teaching excellence at UNC-Chapel Hill. Tyndall has been the director of radiology for the Adams School of Dentistry since 1988 and serves as the course director for two pre-doctoral radiology courses. Tyndall has also served as a commissioner on the North Carolina Radiation Protection Commission from 1988 to 2005 and was founder and program director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Graduate Program at the Adams School of Dentistry from 1993 to 2006.
He was a director and past president of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Tyndall has served two terms as the Councillor for Scientific Affairs and Public Policy of the Executive Council of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

Dr. Michael Brennan, DDS,MHS

Thursday, May 16, 2024
8:30am - 11:30am: Updates on the Management of the Head and Neck Cancer Patients
1:30pm - 4:30pm: Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Dryness and Burning Syndromes
Course Type: Lecture
Audience: D,DS,DA,DH.OS

AM Course Descripton: 
This session will review how to manage the head and neck cancer patient in dental practice.  Topics will include recognizing and diagnosing oral cancer, recognizing and treating oral complications from cancer therapies, and dental treatment considerations prior to and after radiation therapy.  Cases relevant to clinical practice will be presented and discussed.
 Learning objectives
  • Understand how to recognize and diagnose oral cancer.
  • Understand the different short- and long-term oral complications associated with cancer therapies.
  • Understand dental treatment considerations before a patient starts radiation therapy.
  • Understand how to manage the head and neck cancer patient after receiving cancer treatment.
Audience: D, DH, DA, DS z

NC Dental Society 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. NC Dental Society designates this activity for  3 continuing education credits.

PM Course Description: 
This session will review how to manage patients with the common presentation of dry mouth and/or oral burning sensation. Topics will include reviewing causes of dry mouth and oral burning, how to recognize and diagnose dry mouth/salivary hypofunction and burning sensations, how to treat dry mouth and burning sensation.  Cases relevant to clinical practice will be presented and discussed. 
Learning objectives
  • Understand the different causes (differential diagnosis) of dry mouth and burning sensation.
  • Understand how to recognize and diagnose dry mouth/salivary hypofunction and the different causes of burning sensation (e.g. Sjögren’s disease, fungal infection, parafunctional habits, mucosal pathology, anemia, salivary hypofunction and burning mouth syndrome).
  • Understand the oral complications of decreased saliva.
  • Be able to apply the concepts of differential diagnosis, diagnostic testing and management strategies with presented cases. 
Intended Audience: D, DH, DA, DS

NC Dental Society 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. NC Dental Society designates this activity for  3 continuing education credits.

Bio:
Michael T. Brennan, DDS, MHS is currently Chairman with the Department of Oral Medicine/Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center and Professor, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine.  He has extensive research experience with over 190 peer reviewed articles and book chapters and currently is the co-PI on an NIH U01 grant examining the oral sequela in head and neck cancer patients treated with radiation therapy, the lead coordinating investigator for a phase IIb study pharmaceutical funded study assessing a first in human treatment for oral lichen planus and the lead investigator of a phase I and phase II study to assess gene therapy treatment (via adeno-associated viral vector) in subjects with radiation-induced parotid gland hypofunction and xerostomia.    



Dr. Richard Lipscomb, Jr. DDS

Thursday, May 16, 2024
8:30am - 11:30am: This Crown Doesn’t Fit:  What the Lab Needs to Make Flawless C & B Cases
1:30pm - 4:30pm: What To Do When Temporary Crowns & Bridges Go Wrong
Course Type: Lecture
Audience: 
D,DS,DA,OS

AM Course Description:
The key to predictable, well-fitting, functional, and esthetically pleasing crowns and bridges centers around producing margins that everyone can see (the lab technician, the dental assistant, and the dentist) and capturing perfect impressions. Through the use of videos and still images clinicians will learn how to create flawless crown and bridge preparations. Clinicians and their team members will be introduced to methods and materials that will improve the quality and efficiency of both crown preparations and impressions.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn what dental laboratories are looking for in preparation design and impressions
  2. Learn techniques for creating ideal crown margins
  3. Understand different options to manage soft tissue, which will contribute to capturing a flawless impression
  4. Review techniques on making digital and traditional impression
Intended Audience: D,DS,DA,OS

NC Dental Society 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. NC Dental Society designates this activity for  3 continuing education credits.

PM Course Objective:
During this course, common problems and solutions for provisional restorations will be discussed and demonstrated. The hands-on portion will allow individuals to: improve their temporization technique, achieve excellent esthetic results, reduce chair-time, and improve overall patient satisfaction. Expect to be able to use these techniques the very next time you fabricate a provisional restoration, and more importantly, to be able to instruct other staff members on making the temporization procedure easier and faster.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Review current materials and techniques for fabricating C+B Provisionals
  2. Learn how to make C+B Provisionals quickly
3. Fabricate and correct C+B Provisionals that have gone wrong

NC Dental Society 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. NC Dental Society designates this activity for  3 continuing education credits.


Bio: 
Dr. Richard Lipscomb Jr. is a graduate of The University of Howard College of Dentistry and an international speaker with lectures specializing in restorative mini dental implants. He has been performing restorative procedures for over 20 years and placing mini dental implants since 2006. During that time, he has overseen hundreds of MDI cases and has gained the experience to provide hands-on training for restorative and mini-implant procedures to other doctors.

Dr. Lipscomb is a speaker for Catapult Education's Speakers Bureau, serves on the editorial advisory board for Dental Product Shopper, and has written several articles for publications including Dental Economics, Dental Products Report, and Dental Product Shopper. Dr. Lipscomb’s unique dental experience includes both private practice and public health service in community health centers. By delivering restorative procedures in a variety of dental environments, he has spent years working with a wide range of resin materials to suit many challenging clinical situations.

Lori Hendrick, PhDC, MS, CDA, CDT, RDH

Thursday, May 16, 2024
8:30am - 11:30am, 11:30am - 4:30pm:
 Local Anesthetic Techniques for NC Hygienists First Time Certification & Renewal* (Full day required for first time certification/ AM lecture only for renewal)  
Additional Fee: 

First Time Certification (full day) : $850 for NCDS Members' DH, $1,000 all other DH/ Renewal (lecture only): $25
Type: AM Lecture; PM: Hands-On
Audience: 
DH
CEUs: 24 - 26 Total Contact Hours; 16 Didactic Hours (requires some hours web-based/self-instruction prior to Annual Session)
*This course meets the requirements for NC Dental Hygienists to be eligible to administer local anesthetics.


Course Description & Learning Objectives: 
Requirements: 8 Clinic Hours – Live , 12 Block & 12 Infiltration injections (live & simulations) All participants must attend the live sessions, pass the written exam (80%), complete all web-based and self-instruction to obtain a completion certificate.

This course is designed for currently licensed dental hygienists in North Carolina who have been licensed for or are nearing their two year mark practicing dental hygiene. Hygienists from other states will need to verify that this course meets your state requirements prior to registration. At the completion of the course, you may submit your documentation to the NDSBDE where you will be awarded your "certification to administer local anesthetic agents''. Completion of this course awards participants with 16 didactic hours and 8 - 10 clinical hours CE. As with any newly acquired skill, proficiency is dependent on continued use of your acquired skill set.

Bio:
As owner and operator of Athena Dental Solutions, LLC, Lori has  over twenty years of dental lab experience in constructing prosthetic -crowns and bridges. She also provides dental offices with OSHA and HIPAA compliance training. She has   over ten years experience managing a busy dental practice which includes helping patients navigate dental insurance. She consults dental offices in infection control, OSHA, and HIPAA compliance policies and procedures. She is also a Certified Dental Lab Tech, Certified Dental Assistant, Registered Dental Hygienists, with degrees in MS in Dental Hygiene and S in Global Health.
 

Dr. Tyrone Rodriguez, DDS
Featured Speaker: NC Hispanic Dental Association

Friday, May 17, 2024 : 
8:30-11:30 AM : Local Anesthetic in Children and the Ty Technique; Pediatric Medical Emergencies: What Should the Dental Team Know
1:30pm - 4:30pm: Mom, Microbiome and Me/Pediatric Airway and Soft Tissue Management

Saturday, May 18:
8:30am - 11:30am: 
Intro to Dental Spanish

Course Types:All Lecture
Audience: D,DS,DA,DH,OS

Friday AM Course Description:
 Learn about ways to treat children with local anesthesia to achieve your restorative treatment goals including anesthetic buffering. Also learn how to prepare a pediatric crown in under two minutes to improve safety and caregiver expectations.  Learn how to look for and trouble shoot common errors leading to emergencies in Pediatric patients as well as involvement in emergency scenarios.
Friday PM Course Description:
Take a fascinating journey into the poorly understood future of dentistry in appreciating the
mysterious world within us and what the provider of tomorrow must grasp to successfully manage patients in this novel area.
Saturday AM Course Description:
As we approach 1 in 5 people in the United States being of Hispanic descent, the dental team should be aware of both cultural and linguistic approaches to engaging this blended ethnic group. The U.S. has the second largest population of Spanish speakers in the world, over 40 million, which continues to grow within our borders and dental practices. This three-hour course will cover history, different dialects, and approaches to basic communication in serving the Spanish-speaking dental patient.
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn basic pronunciation of (common/proper) dental and health vocabulary in Spanish
  • Be able to obtain a health history from a Spanish-speaking patient
  • Know how to inform patient of basic diagnosis, treatment, and scheduling

NC Dental Society 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. NC Dental Society designates each of the courses above  3 continuing education credits each. .

Bio:
Tyrone Fernando Rodriguez, DDS, FACD, FAAPD, FPFA *FICD, is a board-certified pediatric dentist, currently in private practice. He has a diverse background in the areas of academia, research, private practice, organized dentistry, and dental public health. He has served in national and international roles in helping educate and care for children. Dr. Rodriguez is the former program director of pediatric dentistry at Yale University. He has attended Brown University, Rice University, and University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston. He is also a graduate of pediatric dentistry from University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Rodriguez has won fellowships from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Pierre Fauchard Academy, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and the ADA. He has served as national president for the Hispanic Dental Association and currently serves as chief editor for the Journal of the Hispanic Dental Association.

Karen Gregory, RN, CDIPC

Friday, May 17, 2024
8:30am - 11:30am:  When You Can't Walk Away: How to Recognize and Respond to Potential Human Trafficking and Abuse Cases in your Practice
Course Type: Lecture
Audience: D,DS,DA,DH,OS

Course Description: 
Do you know that life is happening all around us, and often we are caught up in our daily routine, and don’t recognize the signs. One example is human trafficking, which is often referred to as modern day slavery. According to the Polaris Project, “Research shows that the majority of human trafficking survivors had some contact with the health care system during the time they were being exploited”. Other situations which you may encounter include domestic violence and child abuse.
These victims may seek dental care for many reasons linked to these abusive situations. If identified during the delivery of healthcare, is this crime reportable to law enforcement? Would you have available resources to help provide direction to those who are seeing to escape?

Would you be aware of key indications of trafficking or abuse when interacting with your patients? Conscious awareness through Emotional Intelligence can help us navigate all the eco-systems where we work, live and play where this crime may be happening right before our eyes. These tools keep us aware of how we can help ourselves, and others. Combined with excellent clinical evaluation skills you may possibly save a life.

Because you can’t just walk away from patient care, join this very interactive session to take the first step in identifying and providing help for those who may be victims.
Through this session we will:
  • Discuss key terms and individuals who may be targeted for human trafficking or other abusive situations.
  • Introduce Emotional Intelligence, and how it can be used for engagement and awareness when working with potential impacted patients.
  • Recognize potential warning signs, and patterns for those who are struggling, need support, or may be in danger.
  • Identify reporting processes and support systems for individuals who may be victims.

NC Dental Society 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. NC Dental Society designates this activity for  3  continuing education credits.

Bio:
Ms. Gregory is a nationally recognized speaker and trainer skilled in translating regulatory and compliance information into captivating educational programming for healthcare workers. She is a registered nurse, Certified in Dental Infection Prevention and Control® (CDIPC®), serves as a subject matter expert in dental infection prevention and control, and specializes in packaging process and policy content for successful integration into practice. In fact, she was recently involved in updating the unforgettable teaching tool, “If Saliva Were Red”, to national acclaim. She also was Editor-in-Chief of the online tool, “Best Practices for Infection Control in Dental Clinics During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” and is currently on the Editorial Review Board of the popular newsletter, Infection Control in Practice.
Ms. Gregory served on the Board of Directors of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) and has been awarded all three of the organization’s top leadership awards. She volunteers as the infection control advisor for the NC Missions of Mercy clinics.

Early in 2023, she launched her own consulting firm to “inspire healthcare workers to include safety in every process”. With unwavering commitment, she makes it her mission to educate healthcare professionals on the best practices to create a safe environment for workers and patients.
Karen’s legacy is one of knowledge, advocacy, and the unwavering belief that healthcare professionals really want to do what is right for their patients and themselves.

Dr. Gary Radz, DDS

Friday, May 17, 2024
8:30am - 1:30pm: Tips, Tricks & Techniques for the Esthetic Based General Dentist
1:30pm - 4:30pm: Tips (cont) plus, Elective, Cosmetic Dentistry for Adolescents and Young Adults
Course Type: Lecture
Audience: D,DS,DA,DH,OS

AM Course Description:
Dentistry now has a wide variety of new materials and technologies available to help dentist to provide better dentistry faster and more predictably. This fast-paced program is designed to share many useful materials now available as well as the tips and techniques to add speed and predictability. Additionally, new technologies with are discussed with a focus on the practical application and integration of these technologies to increase profitability and patient satisfaction.
AM Course Objectives
1. Overview of the importance of bleaching in an esthetic practice
2. Review of the current state of bonding agents
3. Discussion on materials and techniques using composite resin for Class II’s, core build ups, and post and core restorations
4. Incorporation of the latest technologies into the practice work flow
5. Review of the potential of NoPrep veneers, with a discussion on the myths and the realities

NC Dental Society 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. NC Dental Society designates this activity for  3  continuing education credits.
 
PM Course Objective:
“More and more dentists are seeing young patients that want to improve the appearance of their smiles. Unfortunately, orthodontics does not have the ability to cure all of young patients esthetic concerns. This full or half-day lecture discusses the materials and techniques that can allow a dentist to predictably use very conservative techniques to create beautiful smiles for young people. Topics covered include esthetic recontouring, bleaching procedures, anterior direct bonding, the many uses of indirect composites and a discussion on the application of implants. The course discusses many different techniques and material, but will also have discussion on treatment planning, case and material selection. This is an excellent course for dentists who are concerned with the overall treatment of young people with elective dental procedures.”
PM Course Objectives:
1. Discussion on the special considerations when providing elective dentistry on young adults
2. Review of when composite is appropriate and when porcelain should be considered
3. Overview of the uses of new technologies for this younger age group
4. Discuss the use of non or minimally invasive treatment options to improve esthetics

NC Dental Society 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. NC Dental Society designates this activity for  3  continuing education credits.
 
Bio: 
A graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Dr. Radz’s Denver Place Dentistry, has focused on excellence in cosmetic dentistry for over 25 years. He has served as an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in the department of Restorative Dentistry since 2004 and has published over 175 articles related to restorative and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Radz sits on the editorial boards of 5 dental journals including the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry. He also evaluates dental materials for Reality and Catapult. Dr. Radz has been honored to lecture throughout the World on the topics of Esthetics, dental materials and techniques, and the use of technology to improve restorative and esthetic dentistry outcomes. He has presented at most major national meetings, including the ADA, Yankee Dental Congress, Greater New York, Chicago MidWinter, northern and southern California Dental meetings, the Texas Dental Association, and 13 years in a row at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has also served as the program Chairman for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s annual scientific meeting. Dr. Radz is listed as one of Dentistry Today’s “Top Clinicians in Continuing Education” and Locally, he’s been consistently listed in 5280’s magazines’ “Top Dentist” edition by his peers. His love for photography is represented in his wonderful slide displays of Esthetic techniques.

Carlos Stringer Smith, DDS, MDiv, FACD
Featured Speaker: Old North State Dental Society  

Friday, May 17, 2024
8:30am - 11:30am: Unlocking Biases and Assumptions in Oral Healthcare
Course Type: Lecuture
Audience: D,DS,DA,DH,OS
Sponsored by American College of Dentists Carolinas

Course Description:
Society has afforded the dental profession the privilege and obligation of self-government, in
large part due to our consummate dedication to the highest ethical standards. The unrelenting
effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic, whose effects we continue to endure - have peeled
away what was already a thinly veiled veneer of combating health inequities and biases present
in healthcare delivery and education. Provider wellbeing is front and center, as healthcare
providers must balance altruistic practice with their own self-care. Cultivating equity, inclusion,
and wellbeing practices is a multivariate process requiring intentionality at the individual,
interpersonal, and organizational levels. Participants will apply the principles of ethics to explore
diversity, equity, inclusion, wellbeing, burnout, and resilience.

Course Objectives:
● Define core principles of dental ethics and their relationship to biases in healthcare
delivery and education
● Define the concepts of diversity, equity, inclusion and wellbeing as they relate to ethical
professional practice
● Discuss and explain the individual, interpersonal and and organizational roles of
mitigating ethical issues of equity, inclusion and wellbeing
● Define and distinguish between the concepts of cultural competence and cultural
humility

NC Dental Society 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. NC Dental Society designates this activity for  3  continuing education credits.

Bio:
Associate Dean, Inclusive Excellence, Ethics, and Community Engagement, 
Associate Professor, Department of Dental Public Health and Policy
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
Dr. Smith is also president-elect of the American Society for Dental Ethics.

Renee Russell, RDH, BHS, CDIPC
Consultant for Total Medical Compliance

Friday, May 17, 2024
1:30pm - 4:30pm: OSHA and Infection Control- Keeping Your Practice Safe
Type: Lecture    
Audience: D,DS, DA, DH, OS

Course Description: 
This course provides an overarching review of both OSHA and Infection Control standards that today’s dental practices should strive to meet. The course objectives, below, outline the topics that will be covered. These topics will equip you and your team with the tools you need to maintain a safe environment for you and your patients. It is our desire that upon completing this course, you will have acquired a rich perspective of OSHA and Infection Control required standards to make your practice OSHA compliant.

Course Objectives:
a. Discuss elements of the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard
b. Recall signs and symptoms and mode of transmission of HIV, Hep B, and Hep. C
c. Describe the risk of exposure to bloodborne illness and latest safety measures.
d. Discuss Hazard Communication, including changes in chemical labels, the use of pictograms, and
Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
e. Discuss basic infection control principles applicable to dental practice including proper
disinfection process for environmental surfaces and patient equipment.
f. Recall four (4) critical steps in instrument processing and explain Spaulding Classification of
instruments.
g. Discuss the importance of treatment of dental unit waterlines.
h. Gain a better understanding of the limitations of what can and cannot be achieved through
different sterilization and disinfection techniques.

NC Dental Society 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. NC Dental Society designates this activity for  3  continuing education credits.

Bio:
Renee is a seasoned professional who has been with Total Medical Compliance since
2016, specializing in OSHA, HIPAA, and Infection Control consulting. With over 30
years of experience in dental practices, she's held roles as both a dental assistant and
a Registered Dental Hygienist, where she served as an OSHA and HIPAA Compliance
Officer. Her extensive knowledge and dedication to these critical areas of healthcare
have made her a sought-after expert nationwide. Renee shares her expertise as a
Speaker on OSHA, HIPAA, and Infection Control, further solidifying her reputation as a
knowledgeable authority in her field. Additionally, Renee is an approved course provider for NC SPICE.

Renee's commitment to excellence is exemplified by her achievements, to include being named South Carolina's Dental Hygienist of the Year in 2010 and earning the Certified in Dental Infection Prevention and Control (CDIPC) certification in 2023. She is an active member of key dental associations and recognized as a Hu-Friedy Key Opinion Leader. Beyond her professional accolades, Renee enjoys quality family time in Alcolu, SC, with her husband and two children, and she finds relaxation at the beach with her toes in the sand. Her expertise, dedication, and commitment to safety and compliance make her a distinguished figure in healthcare consulting.

Meredith Parker, DA, MS

Friday, May 17, 2024
8:30am - 11:30am: Tips for the Ultimate Dental Assistant, Part 1
1:30pm - 4:30pm: Tips for the Ultimate Dental Assistant, Part 2
Course Type: Lecture
Audience: DA

Course Description:
To be an Ultimate Dental Assistant you need to have a combination of professionalism, knowledge and leadership skills.  In this course, we will look at the latest laws regarding North Carolina Dental Assistant I and II’s, Infection Control Do’s and Don’ts, tips for the Dental Assistant to expand their knowledge with expanded functions and finally, learn how to organize your operatory and lab to increase workflow.
 
Objectives:
1. Know the legal delegable functions for Dental Assistants in North Carolina.
2. Learn the latest updates on Infection Control in a dental setting.
3. Increase your knowledge on expanded functions to increase productivity.
4. Learn how to organize your operatory and lab to increase workflow.\

NC Dental Society 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. NC Dental Society designates this activity for  6  continuing education credits.

Conrad Rensburg, N.D, N.H.D in technology
Sponsored by Absolute Dental Services

 Friday, May 17, 2024
1:30pm -3:30pm: Synergy through Technology: The Clinical Value of a Digital Workflow!
Course Type: Lecture
Audience: D,DS,DA,DH,OS

Course Description:
This presentation will demonstrate through case-studies the restorative value a digital workflow offers today’s clinician. If well understood, digital dentures and nightguards, to single unit as well as full arch implant retained options, all benefit from today’s digital technologies and new world restorative materials. This restoratively focused lecture will highlight how technology and modern-day materials have now streamlined workflows and helped to greatly improved clinical profitability. This is achieved by reducing clinical appointments and post delivery failures, while greatly increasing the efficiency with which a clinician can deliver single units to complex full-arch cases. This lecture will emphasize modern-day collaboration and showcase clinical workflows and the advantages they bring. Technology will be discussed as it relates to surgical, removable and fixed restorative solutions.

Learning Objectives:

1. Digital diagnostic planning and remote collaboration. The key to a predictable outcome
2.  Prototyping. The pathway to “no stress, zero adjustment” final deliveries
3. Simplified & more predictable clinical workflows from digital dentures to full arch
4.  Friction fit retention, upgrading your clip-denture patient
5. Digital archiving, reducing clinical appointments. No reline or repair
6. NO PVS impressions - Digital full arch and surgery  
7. The restorative value of a predictable latched surgical process and conversion
 
Purpose: To provide attendees with a sound understanding of digital diagnostics, case planning and
communication. It will also show clinical workflows, modern-day materials and processing. This
all relates to restorative advantages that these technologies bring to the modern-day clinician.

NC Dental Society 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. NC Dental Society designates this activity for  3  continuing education credits.

Dr. George Blakey, DDS
Featured Speaker: UNC Adams School of Dentistry

Friday, May 17, 2024
1:30pm - 4:30pm:  My Patient is Considering Othonathic Surgery. What Do I Need to Know? An Update.
Course Type: Lecture
Audience: D, DS, DA, DH

Course Description: Coming soon!

NC Dental Society 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. NC Dental Society designates this activity for  3  continuing education credits.

Bio:
George Blakey, III is the chair of the Division of Craniofacial and Surgical Care in the Adams School of Dentistry. Originally from Virginia, he completed his undergraduate degree at Wake-Forest University in North Carolina followed by his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the Medical College of Virginia. He went on to complete a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the UNC Adams School of Dentistry where he has stayed on as full-time faculty since 1992. He has served in several roles at the Carolina, including program director for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency program for 14 years. He is currently a professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery, and the assistant dean for hospital affairs at the Adams School of Dentistry.

Blakey is the Raymond P. White Distinguished Professor, along with numerous other awards related to his contributions to the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including the Adams School of Dentistry’s Richard F. Hunt Memorial Award for Excellence in Predoctoral Teaching. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. His primary research interests are related to correction of jaw deformities and orthognathic surgery. Blakey sees a wide variety of patients, particularly those presenting with craniomaxillofacial trauma, maxillo-mandibular jaw pathology, and patients requiring orthognathic surgery. A large portion of his practice over the past 20 years has been devoted to the correction and management of dentofacial deformities. Blakey embraces the development of new technologies to enhance surgical practice and resident education. He has lectured nationally and internationally on resident education and surgical advances in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Dr. Acela Martinez Luna, DMD, MS
Featured Speaker: East Carolina Dental School of  Medicine

Saturday, May 18, 2024
8:30am - 11:30am: Planning For Implant Success: From Tissue Biology to Digital Workflows
Course Type: Lecture
Audience: D, DS,DA,DH

Course Description:
Part 1: Critical Peri-implant Tissue Characteristics to Obtain Health and Stability
Over the last years, the number of patients affected by implant biologic complications has significantly increased. Preventing biological complications is a real challenge for the clinician due to the different risk factors, etiologies, and influence of the prosthesis design. Furthermore, peri-implant bone levels are influenced by pathologic and
non-pathologic conditions. This lecture will review the current clinical evidence on critical peri-implant hard and soft characteristics and dimensions necessary to achieve long-term tissue stability as well as different treatment modalities to ensure an ideal peri-implant environment.
Learning Objectives:
  • Evaluate peri-implant soft tissue conditions for long-term results
  • Determine the situations where soft and hard tissue grafting is indicated in different phases of treatment.
  • Recognize the importance of supportive care and team-approach
Part 2. Digital Workflows to Improve Efficiency and Treatment Outcomes
Course Description:
Guided implant surgery has quickly gained popularity in the field of implant dentistry due to its multiple indications and advantages that can improve the clinical outcomes. To plan and execute implant guided surgery, several steps are required depending on the patient’s status and prosthetic plan. This lecture will review the rationale and step-
by-step workflow as well as the current scientific evidence to support its use in modern implant dentistry.  

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the importance of digital diagnosis in surgical planning.
  • Discuss the importance of a synergy between the surgical and prosthetic plan.
  • Review the workflow for designing and manufacturing a guide in partially and fully edentulous patients.

NC Dental Society 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. NC Dental Society designates this activity for  3  continuing education credits.

Bio: 
Dr. Acela Martinez received her DMD with honors from Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi and certificate in restorative dentistry at Centro de Estudios Odontologicos in Mexico. After working in private practice, she received a certificate and Master of Science in Periodontology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Adams
School of Dentistry followed by a fellowship in Advanced Implant Dentistry at the same university. Dr. Martinez is an associate professor and division director of Clinical Implantology at East Carolina University School of Dental
Medicine in Greenville, NC. She is Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Fellow of the International Team for Implantology. In addition, she is an active member and part of the steering committee of the North America section of the Women Implantology Network (WIN).

Dr. J. William “Bill” Claytor, Jr., DDS, FAGD, MAGD, PA

Saturday, May 17, 2024
8:30am - 11:30am: 2024 NC Dental Opioid Update & Mental Health Awareness
Course Type: Lecture
Audience: D,DS,DA,DH,OS
* Meets NCSBD requirements for opioid for dentist licensure and mental health CE for dentist and dental hygienst licensure. 

Course Description:
Opioid Update:
Fentanyl and its analogues continue to be the leading illicit drug associated with opioid
overdose deaths. This course will review and update the ongoing opioid epidemic in the
U. S., its impact on our country, and how it may affect our dental care. Special emphasis
will placed on drug-seekers who doctor shop plus new research on initial opioid
exposure and its potential effects on our adolescent patients. We will discuss measures
dentists can implement “Monday morning” to effectively treat their patient’s pain while
mitigating opioid use. Evidence-based studies to support the use of the acetaminophen
and ibuprofen combination as the best response for most patient’s discomfort will be
examined. New long-acting anesthetics and when to implement these will be explored
as it relates to complete patient pain management.

Mental Health Awareness
We will examine and discuss the effects stress, anxiety, burnout, perfectionism, and
substance abuse can have on our mental health and how it may affect our dental
practices and lives. Please join me as I discuss these ever-changing and relevant topics
that potentially can affect our dental teams, practices, and lives.

NC Dental Society 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. NC Dental Society designates this activity for  3  continuing education credits.

Bio:
Dr. Claytor graduated  from the University of North Carolina (Adams) School of Dentistry and completed a two year General Practice Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina.
·  Received the Academy of General Dentistry’s coveted Fellowship and Mastership, and most recently the prestigious AGD Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition Award.
·  Earned a certificate in Chemical Dependency Counseling from Union College.
·  Administrative Director, North Carolina Caring Dental Professionals.
·  Consultant and Board Member of the Dental Well-Being Advisory Committee of the American Dental Association in Chicago.
·  Contributor to textbook: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning In Dentistry, 4th Edition, by Drs. Stefanac and Nesbit.
·  Panelist for the ADA 2022 “Management of Acute Dental Pain Clinical Practice Evidence-based Guideline”.
·  eBook: Burnout and Perfectionism: Are They Inevitable? - available on Amazon.com / Amazon Kindle.
·  Recipient of the C.V. Winter Advocacy Award from the North Carolina Caring Dental Professionals.
·  Provides the continuing education course, “N. C. Dental Opioid Update Course” each year since 2016 for dental license renewal in North Carolina.
·  Lectures in North Carolina and the U.S. on the Opioid Epidemic, the Marijuana Dilemma, Burnout, Perfectionism and Addiction.
·  Webinars for the NCDS and ADA on Marijuana, the Opioid Epidemic, Stress and Burnout During the Covid Era, and Perfectionism.
·  Lectured at the 2019 ADA’s Dental Health and Wellness National Conference in Chicago, the Southeastern Conference on Addiction and Behavioral Health, the Annual Session of the Colorado Dental Association, the Tennessee Wellness Foundation and recently the NC Dental Hygiene Association Annual Meeting.
·  Key Opinion Leader for Dentsply Sirona since 2017.
·  Writes for several dental publications and online magazines about digital dentistry, endodontics, cone beam technology.
·  Contributor for “Ask Bill” on www.digitalenamel.com, where he addresses current and relevant issues facing dentists today, including substance abuse, perfectionism and professional burnout.
·  Bill and his wife Lisa enjoy life with their two children, William and Jennifer, and their Jack Russell Terrier, Bailey.

Wesley W. Lyon, II, CPA, CFP®
Managing Partner, The McGill & Hill Group

Saturday, May 17, 2024
8:30am - 11:30am:  Financial Strategies to Increase Profits, Slash Taxes, and Maximize Wealth
Type: Lecture
Audience: D, DS
Sponsor: The McGill & Hill Group

Course Description:
With the rise of DSOs and “Specialty Tax Shops,” many dentists have found themselves receiving conflicting financial advice. This session is designed to teach dentists how to be just as successful financially as they are clinically, concentrating on increasing profits, lowering taxes, and avoiding a big mistake when transitioning. The first hour will concentrate on strategies to increase collections and decrease overhead to maximize profits. The second hour will concentrate on strategies to minimize income taxes and maximize savings. The third hour will focus on financial ramifications of both selling and purchasing dental practices.

Course Objectives:
Attendees of this presentation will be able to:
• Identify how to calculate profit
• Assess how to increase practice profitability
• Determine strategies to reduce income tax liability
• Recognize financial ramifications of selling your practice to a DSO
 • Evaluate alternatives to selling your practice to a DSO
• Distinguish financial ramifications of purchasing a dental practice  

NC Dental Society 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. NC Dental Society designates this activity for  3  continuing education credits.

Bio:
Wes serves as President and CEO of McGill and Lyon Dental Advisors, specializing in providing comprehensive tax, business, and financial planning for dentists. Wes is also the Founder and Managing Member of Lyon Wealth Advisors Group, LLC, specializing in Wealth Management for dentists. He is a regular contributor to industry publications and frequent speaker at dental societies, study clubs, and industry events nationwide, as well as McGill and Hill Group seminars. Wes is also the Co-Editor of The McGill Advisory, a subscription-based publication that provides over 5,000 doctors with articles and resources to lower their taxes, increase profits, protect wealth, and plan for a prosperous retirement. In his spare time, Wes enjoys spending time with his wife, Becca, and their two golden retrievers. He is also a car enthusiast and enjoys working on his e36 BMW M3. On warm weekends you’ll find Wes working on his golf swing or boating on the lake.