2019 CE package for $155 expires January 26, 2019

Continuing Education Courses

 

February 9, 2019

Actions and Algorithms for Medical Emergencies: How to Save a Life (Including Your Own)

9:00am - 1:00pm

Courtyard Marriott Oxnard Registration starts at 8:30am

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February 9, 2019

Actions and Algorithms for Medical Emergencies: How to Save a Life (Including Your Own)

A CRISIS SITUATION can—and likely will—occur at some time in your practice.  Many potential medical emergencies can be prevented. Gain a comprehensive command of the essential knowledge and skills needed to handle a life threatening medical crisis.  There are more medically compromised patients coming to our offices than ever before. Acquire “up to the minute” actions for dealing with a medical emergency while challenging preconceived or outdated ideas. Daniel Pompa, DDS - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, ADA Consultant and Seminar Series Speaker - discusses the prevention, preparation, recognition and management of medical emergencies. Delivered in an interactive, high energy, multi-media presentation frequently described by attendees as “highly informative,” “engaging,” and “exceptional.” A step-by-step medical approach using basic physical diagnostic methods is reviewed, giving the attendee a clear understanding of these medical findings.

We will explore the “Conversational History” and how it will uncover medical issues not revealed by the standard health history form. Additionally, the participant will learn simple, non-invasive critical tests that can reduce overall risks. We clearly delineate indications for emergency drug use and proper dosages, as well as demonstrate how to assemble and maintain an ideal emergency drug kit. The newest techniques for drug administration will be shown for participants to hone their skills utilizing simulation models and real drugs. Dr. Pompa may incorporate live demonstrations to enhance the learning experience depending on the venue format.

Attendees will receive and review color-coded instructional cards depicting the most common life-threatening situations with algorithms providing an easy to follow action plan for both dentist and team members. We will also review the legal and moral obligations that are presented during a medical crisis.

 

 Learning Objectives:

• Discover three simple chair-side, non-invasive tests to help avoid an emergency

• Recognize the most frequent life threatening emergencies and know when and why 
 they occur

• Review a systematic approach to treat the most common life-threatening scenarios

• Learn how to develop a plan for the office team when dealing with a crisis event

• Determine when to administer the essential “Top 10” emergency drugs

• Understand legal and moral obligations presented by medical emergencies

9:00am - 1:00pm

Courtyard Marriott Oxnard Registration starts at 8:30am

May 4, 2019

Recognizing Sleep Apnea & Functional Orthodontics: When to Refer

9:00am - 12:00pm

Riverpark Executive Suites Registration starts at 8:30am

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May 4, 2019

Recognizing Sleep Apnea & Functional Orthodontics: When to Refer

Sleep apnea can be a serious sleep disorder. People who have sleep apnea stop breathing for 10 or more seconds at a time while they are sleeping (one apneic event). These short cessations in breathing can happen up to 800 times or more every night.  If you have sleep apnea, the periods of stopped breathing may wake you from deep sleep. If you are waking from deep sleep to light sleep all night long, however briefly, you aren’t getting enough restful sleep. Most often times however, we have mini arousals that still take us out of the deeper levels of sleep and into the shallow, Stage 1 sleep, but since we are still sleeping we are not at all aware that it happened. Functional orthodontics is a form of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Technically speaking, these problems are classified as “malocclusion,” or having a bad bite. Dr. Shirazi is skilled in the design, application and control of corrective appliances, such as ALFs, functional appliances and braces to bring teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment and to achieve facial balance, TMJ stabilization and an open airway. Most people associate orthodontia with the application of braces to correct crooked teeth in children. Dr. Shirazi, however, treats a wide variety of conditions in people of all ages with this technique.

9:00am - 12:00pm

Riverpark Executive Suites Registration starts at 8:30am

September 21, 2019

Patients, Pills & Pathologies©, Why Medical History Clues are Critical to General Dental Treatment

9:00am - 12:00pm

Location To Be Determined

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September 21, 2019

Patients, Pills & Pathologies©, Why Medical History Clues are Critical to General Dental Treatment

The number of Americans over the age of 65 exceeds 15% of the population and that number will increase by more than an additional 20% over the next few decades. As patient longevity increases, so will the number of conditions, diseases and potential disabilities that these patients will present with in our dental chairs.  Medically compromised patients with age-related diseases such as cancers, or lifestyle-associated factors such as obesity, drug use and abuse, as well as the myriad of common; and often underestimated, abnormal physical conditions that we cross paths with on a day-to-day basis demand a sharpened focus during our treatment planning, delivery of care and periodontal maintenance in general dentistry. These patients require clinicians that have a competent insight into medicine and pharmacotherapies, and are capable of deducing findings from patient medical histories and willing to collaborate with patients’ medical providers to provide optimal dental care.

Learning Objectives:

• Participants will receive an up-to-date, concise review of the more common medical disorders that are encountered within general dentistry: basic epidemiology and pathophysiology, signs/symptoms and accepted medical therapy for the condition and specific dental management recommendations.

• Neurologic, behavioral and psychiatric disorders, including drug and alcohol abuse will be examined.

• Drug interactions that are significant to dentistry will be reviewed.

9:00am - 12:00pm

Location To Be Determined

November 2, 2019

Speed Dating Your Vendor

9:00am - 1:00pm

Location To Be Determined

November 2, 2019

Speed Dating Your Vendor

9:00am - 1:00pm

Location To Be Determined

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