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Saturday, November 1, 2014 - Michigan Dental Assistants' Association

Fall Frankenmuth Seminar

Speaker: David P. Smith, DDS; Pamela Zarkowski, JD
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Where: Bavarian Inn and Lodge, 713 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734 (map)
Full-day Cost: $75/American Dental Assistants Association member, and $125 for nonmember and ADAA E-members.
Half-day Cost: $50/ADAA members and $75/nonmember and ADAA e-members.
Student Cost: $35/dental assisting students, dental hygiene students, and dental students (must be currently enrolled).
CE Credits: 6
Contact: Laurel Fowler at (586) 415-7110

Morning Session

In the morning session, Dr. David Smith, dental hygiene program director at Baker College, will provide the presentation “Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide for Dental Professionals.” This course will analyze the anatomy necessary for the successful administration of local anesthesia; specify injection sites and areas anesthetized for nerve blocks; review the armamentarium for local anesthesia administration; discuss pharmacology of local anesthetic agents and nitrous oxide; and summarize the indications and contraindications of nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation.

Afternoon Session

The afternoon session features Pamela Zarkowski, JD, senior consultant for the Academy for Academic Leadership and provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Detroit Mercy. Zarkowski which will highlight key ethical principles that guide oral health care providers as well as common ethical dilemma’s faced in private practice. In addition, an introduction to legal concepts, including torts, negligence, informed consent and informed refusal will be reviewed. The Administrative Rules for the State Board of Dentistry will be highlighting focusing on key sections important to all members of the dental team.

The registration deadline is Oct. 24, 2014.


The MDAA has reserved a block of rooms at the Bavarian Inn Lodge at a rate of $105 standard room and $155 for a suite. Reserve rooms by calling (989) 652-7200 before Oct. 16 and using group number 11Q98Y.

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