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2014 Detroit Dental Review

Join your friends and peers at the 2014 Detroit Dental Review — a one-day meeting to be held Friday, Nov. 21. at Burton Manor in Livonia.

You'll find the 73rd annual Review a meeting that meets the challenge of providing quality continuing education courses for all members of the dental team, at a convenient location and in a quick, one-day format. This year’s courses are organized into three tracks — for dentists, hygienists, and office/business staff. You can take your whole dental team and know that when you return to your office, you’ll be recharged, better-informed, and ready to take your practice to the next level. Don't forget to attend the reception from 4:30 - 5:45 p.m.!

Exhibitors! Download your 2014 Detroit Dental Review Exhibitor Prospectus below.

Attendees! Click on the links below for information about each course track:

Dentist Track

Ninety Highly Useful Tips in 3 Hours

Speaker: Gordon Christensen DDS, MSD, PhD
When: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Break: 10:30 - 11 a.m.)
Fee: See fee schedule below.
CE Credits: 3
Online Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

This fast moving multi-topic program provides clinical tips determined by Gordon in all areas of dentistry. The tips include:

  • clinical procedures;
  • the best products in many areas;
  • faster ways to accomplish clinical tasks;
  • easier ways to accomplish clinical tasks;
  • lower cost products;
  • staff involvement in techniques;
  • lab interaction; and
  • practice management.

These few hours will change your practice for the better!

On the completion of this program participants should be able to:

  • List several new procedures they want to implement into their practices;
  • Identify the best, lowest cost products in many areas of dentistry;
  • Improve your relationship with your laboratory technician;
  • Improve your practice management by incorporating several tips.

The Best Methods to RESTORE Single Teeth
from Simple to Complex

Speaker: Gordon Christensen DDS, MSD, PhD
When: 1:30 – 5 p.m. (Break: 3 - 3:30 p.m.)
Fee: See pricing chart below.
CE Credits: 3
Online Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Most of restorative dentistry is accomplished for single tooth problems, including caries, trauma, malformations, esthetic challenges, and occlusion inadequacies. This course starts with minimal restorations, through mid-sized restorations, and ends with crowns.

The following and other subjects will be included:

  • the best tooth preparations for intracoronal restorations, partial crowns, and full crowns;
  • new and better bonding agents that actually work;
  • how to best desensitize and disinfect tooth preparations;
  • resin-based composites, a comparison of current brands;
  • a state-of-the-art comparison of full-ceramic crowns, zirconia, zirconia-based, lithium disilicate, lithium silicate, and the older but still good full-ceramic crowns;
  • helping patients to assist in making the best restorative choices for their specific situations.

this presentation will definitely assist you and your team to do better and more enjoyable dentistry every day.

On the completion of this program participants should be able to:

  • list, discuss, and compare bonding agents currently available;
  • select the best composite for your practice;
  • compare the current generation of full-ceramic crown restorations; and
  • analyze your own practice relative to the best techniques for single tooth restorations.

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Dental Hygiene Track

OSHA and Infection Control Made Easy for Dentistry

Speaker: Karson Carpenter, DDS
When: 8:30 a.m.  – Noon (Break: 10:30 - 11 a.m.)
Fee: See fee schedule below.
CE Credits: 3
Online Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

OSHA requirements include an annual retraining session for all employees. This course will help fulfill these requirements and will update participants on the latest from OSHA, including the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for Hazard Communication and the Bloodborne Disease Pathogens Standard. In addition the course covers the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Infection Control Guidelines for Dentistry.

Other topics covered include Subparts of the OSH Act that apply to dentistry including:

  • means of egress;
  • ionizing radiation;
  • electrical safety;
  • fire safety and first aid;
  • hazardous materials;
  • ventilation; and
  • recordkeeping.

Information will also be provided on how to react to an OSHA inspection of your office and how to assign tasks to key staff members so that they can assist you in achieving compliance.

Oral Cancers and Precancerous Lesions

Speaker: Brent Accurso, DDS MPH
When: 1 – 2:30 p.m. (2:30 - 3 p.m.)
Fee: See fee schedule below.
CE Credits: 1.5
Online Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

At the end of the course, attendees will be able to:

  • List and describe features of benign and malignant salivary gland tumors?
  • Understand the distinguishing characteristics of oral premalignant disease compared to reactive lesions.
  • Discuss the epidemiology and most important aspects of traditional oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma.
  • Discuss the epidemiology and most important aspects of HPV-caused oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.

Foodborne Illnesses: A Continuing Public Health Challenge

Speakers: John Molinari, PhD
When: 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: See fee schedule below.
CE Credits: 1.5
Online Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Foodborne illnesses are caused by eating and drinking contaminated foods and beverages, respectively. Along with numerous bacteria, viruses, and parasites, a variety of chemical toxins and poisons have been found to contaminate food. As a result, more than 250 different foodborne diseases have been described. Many of these infections and disease outbreaks are sporadic, but can still be associated with significant morbidity and mortality. This presentation will considers representative, common infectious pathogens responsible for this class of disease. Included in the discussion are susceptible risk populations, food sources for infectious etiologies, microbial transmission, disease epidemiology and manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention strategies. Educational resources for healthcare professionals and the general public are also provided to increase awareness of the potential for outbreaks in both commercial facilities and the home.


At the end of this presentation participants should be able to:

  • list the most common infectious pathogens causing foodborne illnesses in the United States;
  • discuss the food sources for infectious and non-infectious pathogens;
  • discuss the epidemiology, manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of bacterial foodborne illnesses;
  • identify predominant viral foodborne pathogens, including disease diagnosis and treatment; and
  • describe strategies to assist in the prevention of foodborne illness.

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Assistants/Office Staff Track

The Eight Drivers of Sustained Dental Team Success

Speaker: Mark Murphy, DDS
When: 8:30 a.m. – Noon and 1 – 4:30 p.m. (Break: 2:30 - 3 p.m.)
Fee: See fee schedule below.
CE Credits: 6
Online Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Objectives: Develop a Team Vision

  • discuss team work, alignment and behavior;
  • define leadership, management and strategic business planning; and
  • understand a customer equity model, retention, case acceptance and new patient flow.

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