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Sept. 25-26, 2015 - Michigan Academy of General Dentistry

Everything You Want to Know about Oral Surgery
but Were Afraid to Ask

Speaker: Ron Morris, DDS, MS
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (registration and breakfast at 6:30 a.m.)
Where: Harbor Springs, Mich.
Cost: $895/AGD; $1,145/Non-AGD; $250/Office Staff (each)
CE Credits: 14
Contact: Richard Nykiel, DDS at (734) 616-6672

The overall learning objectives of this seminar are to simplify surgical procedures in your office and to emphasize faster “surgical” extractions without extensive bone removal and ridge preparation for immediate dentures. Also, to simplify socket bone grafting, one-drug oral sedation, mini-implants, biopsy, and surgical complications.

Day 1: Covers routine surgeries, from extractions to impactions, palatal and mandibular tori removal, simple and complex orthodontic impacted canine exposure, socket grafting with and without membranes, infections and pain management and how to manage complications. Tips and techniques for faster and more efficient and less painful surgeries will be presented. This session will also cover anatomy, local anesthetic blocks and oral sedation. All done on life like models.

Day 2: Deals with more advanced procedures for immediate maxillary and molar implants and immediate maxillary anterior implant placement, along with immediate abutment, temporary fabrication, and advanced soft tissue procedures for both pre-prosthetics and implants.

NOTE: This course covers Michigan’s required one hour CE credit for pain management.

About the speaker … Dr. Morris received his undergraduate degree from Wayne State University in 1977 and attended the University of Detroit School of Dentistry where he graduated with honors in 1981. He did a general practice residency at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City Missouri and an oral and Maxillofacial residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He has been practicing oral and maxillofacial surgery since 1985 and is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. He lectures and teaches human anatomy at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and presents nationally on anatomy, local anesthesia, and oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 — Michigan Dental Assistants Association

Mission of Mercy Fundraising Seminar

Speakers: Scott Hodges, DDS, MS; Josh Lord; Kevin Sloan, DDS, MS
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (hour lunch on your own)
Where: MDA Headquarters, Okemos (map)
Cost: TBA
CE Credits: 6
Contact: Lori Barnhart, CDA, RDA

The program is under final development, but will feature:

  • Dr. Scott Hodges speaking on volunteer opportunities outside the United States;
  • Josh Lord, MDA director of membership and strategic initiatives, will be speaking on your practice’s digital footprint; and
  • Dr. Kevin Sloan speaking on implant restoration.

All of the registration fees collected will be donated to the MDA Foundation and earmarked for the June 2016 Mission of Mercy program.

Mark your calendars for this seminar and check back later for final registration information.

Questions may be directed to MDAA President-elect Lori Barnhart, CDA, RDA.

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