The Kansas Dental Association has announced the continuing education programs for the 2013 KDA Summer Getaway in Chicago. To register for these C.E. Programs, visit the KDA Website.
Friday, July 12 – 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
ESTHETIC DENTISTRY FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS
Fred S. Margolis, D.D.S.
Today’s parents demand the restoration of their children and teen’s teeth for function and esthetics. Self-image of our patients is very important. Glass ionomers, resinomers, composites, and various types of crowns will be illustrated on children and adolescents. Esthetic facings for stainless steel crowns will be illustrated and chairside/laboratory steps necessary will be given. Treatment planning of these restorations will be taught, as well as the proper tooth preparation and steps necessary for esthetic, long-lasting restorations. Esthetic space maintainers will be shown and the participant will learn the ease with which these can be fabricated. Use of various matrices for interproximal restorations will be discussed. Enamel microabrasion, direct-bonded and porcelain veneers will be shown for esthetics for our teenage patients. Both traditional and Erbium Laser preparations will be illustrated. Utilizing slides and videos, step-by-step procedures will be shown.
Saturday, July 13 – 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
DENTISTRY FOR THE SPECIALLY CHALLENGED PATIENT
Fred S. Margolis, D.D.S.
This multi-media presentation is to inform dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants, who have an interest in treating the disabled and/or elderly patient, how the practice of dentistry can be modified to provide for the needs of these patients. This course will enable the dental team to better serve a population that desperately needs our help. Techniques for working with cognitively impaired patients will be discussed. Definitions and demographics of various types of disabilities will also be discussed.
During the discussion there will be three main areas of concern addressed. The first will be on treatment modifications for the special and geriatric patient. Both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic methods of behavior modification will be illustrated and discussed. The second area will be preventive techniques. The participants will learn how to practice and teach preventive dentistry for the disabled and geriatric patients. The third area of concern is oral habits related to the disabled and geriatric patients.
ALL ON 4: A NEW PROSTHETIC OPTION
Dr. William Cusack
Many of our patients are becoming aware of new prosthetic options offering immediate results in the form of a fixed bridge supported by four or more dental implants. In response to this, many clinicians want to be able to offer the surgical or prothetic phase of this treatment in their own practice.
This “All on 4” technique has shown good long term success, with very impressive results reported from many areas of the world. With proper coordination among the surgeon, restorative dentist, and the laboratory, this treatment can be very rewarding for both the clinicians and the patient.
This presentation will clearly show in detail the surgical, prosthetic, and laboratory steps to implement this treatment into your practice.