Continuing Education Schedule

Attendees are required to pre-register for all Continuing Education (CE) courses at the time of meeting registration. The registration fee covers all courses, except for CPR and Hygiene Sedation Certification. The allocated CE hours are equivalent to the duration of each course. For example, a session from 8:30 am to 11:30 am earns 3 hours of CE credit. Please note that CPR will be exclusively offered on Friday morning this year.

THURSDAY, MAY 16 -   8:30am – 11:30AM      

Gordon J Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD    
The Christensen Bottom Line – 2024        
Type: Lecture    
Audience: Dentists Only

Ken Matsumoto , DMD, MS      
Management of Periodontal Complications in Orthodontic Treatment    
Type: Lecture    
Audience: D,DS,DA,DH,OS          

Michael Brennan DDS, MHS        
Updates on the Management of the Head and Neck Cancer Patients        
Type: Lecture    
Audience: D,DS,DA,DH,OS          

Richard Lipscomb, Jr. DDS           
This Crown Doesn’t Fit: What the Lab Needs to Make Flawless C & B cases
Type: Lecture    
Audience: D, DS, DA,OS

Lori Hendrick PhDC, MS, CDA, CDT, RDH

Local Anesthetic Techniques for NC Hygienists First Time Certification & Renewal*
(Full day required for first time certification/ Lecture only for renewal)  
Type: Lecture
Audience: DH
Additional Fee: First Time Certification (full day)  - $900 for NCDS Members' DH, $1,000 all other DH / Renewal (lecture only): $25
*This course meets all the requirements for NC Dental Hygienists to be eligible to administer local anesthetics. 
                                                                               
THURSDAY,  MAY 16  - 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Gordon Christensen DDS, MSD, PhD        
The Christensen Bottom Line – 2024 (continued)              
Type: Lecture    
Audience: Dentists Only

Michael Brennan DDS, MHS        
Title: Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Dryness and Burning Syndromes
Type: Lecture    
Audience: D, DS, DA, DH, OS
       
Dr. Donald Alton Tyndall, PhD, MSPH, DDS            
Surveying the Landscape of Diagnostic Imaging in Dentistry’s Future: Four Emerging Technologies of Promise        
Type: Lecture    
Audience: D, DS, DA, DH      
         
Lori Hendrick, PhDC, MS, CDA, CDT, RDH               
Local Anesthetic Techniques for NC Hygienists: First Time Certification Only (continued)        
Type: Hands-On (AM Lecture & PM Hands-on required)
Audience: DH
*This course meets all the requirements for NC Dental Hygienists to be eligible to administer local anesthetics.

Richard Lipscomb, Jr. DDS            
What to Do When Temporary Crowns & Bridges Go Wrong
Type: Lecture
Audience:  D, DS, DA                                
                                                                               
FRIDAY, MAY 17 -  8:30am – 11:30am
CPR will only be offered on Friday AM this year. 
     
Tyrone Rodriguez, DDS, FACD, FPFA, FAAPD

Featured Speaker: NC Hispanic Dental Association
Local Anesthetic in Children and the Ty Technique; Pediatric Medical Emergencies: What Should the Dental Team Know
Type: Lecture    
Audience: D, DS, DA, DH, OS  
     
Karen Gregory RN, CDIPC
When You Can't Walk Away: How to Recognize and Respond to Potential Human Trafficking and Abuse Cases in your Practice
Type: Lecture    
Audience: D, DS, DA, DH, OS
       
Gary Radz, DDS
Tips, Tricks & Techniques for the Esthetic Based General Dentist
Type: Lecture    
Audience: D, DS, DA, DH, OS        

Carlos Smith, DDS, MDiv    
Featured Speaker: Old North State Dental Society           
Unlocking Biases and Assumptions in Oral Healthcare      
Type: Lecture    
Audience: D, DS, DA, DH, OS
Sponsored by the American College of Dentists Carolinas     
                                                                               
FRIDAY, May 17 – 1:30pm – 4:30pm
                                 
Tyrone Rodriguez, DDS, FACD, FPFA, FAAPD  
Featured Speaker: NC Hispanic Dental Association     
Mom, Microbiome and Me/Pediatric Airway and Soft Tissue Management Intro
Type: Lecture    
Audience: D, DS, DA, OS

Gary Radz. DDS
Tips (cont) plus, Elective, Cosmetic Dentistry for Adolescents and Young Adults    
Type: Lecture    
Audience: D, DS, DA, DH, OS
     
Meredith Parker DA, MS           
   
Tips for the Ultimate Dental Assistant    
Type: Lecture    
Audience: D, DS, DA, DH, OS
     
Renee Russell, RDH        
OSHA and Infection Control- Keeping Your Practice Safe
Type: Lecture    
Audience: D,DS, DA, DH, OS

George Blakey, DDS
Featured Speaker: UNC Adams School of Dentistry
Oral Surgery topic TBD
Type: Lecture
Audience: D, DS, DA, DH

Conrad Rensburg, N.D, N.H.D in technology 
Technology: The Ultimate Link from Planning to Final Delivery
Type: Lecture
Audience: D, DS, DA, DH
Sponsor: Absolute Dental Services
                                                                                       
SATURDAY,  MAY 18 – 8:30am – 11:30am

Wesley W. Lyon, II, CPA, CFP®, Managing Partner, The McGill & Hill Group
Title: Financial Strategies to Increase Profits, Slash Taxes, and Maximize Wealth
Type: Lecture
Audience: D, DS
Sponsor: The McGill & Hill Group

Dr. Tyrone Rodriguez, DDS, FACD, FPFA, FAAPD
Featured Speaker: NC Hispanic Dental Association
Intro to Dental Spanish  
Type: Lecture    
Audience: D, DS, DA, DH, OS
     
Dr. Acela Martinez Luna, DMD, MS 
Featured Speaker: ECU School of Dental Medicine        
Planning for Implant Success: From Tissue Biology to Digital Workflows  
Type: Lecture    
Audience: D, DS, DA, DH
             
Bill Claytor, DDS, MAGD
2024 NC Dental Opioid Update & Mental Health Awareness Courses*
Type: Lecture    
Audience: D, DS, DA, DH              
* Meets NCSBD requirements for opioid and mental health CE