Online Registration (click here) is now available for the 2014 KDA Summer Getaway! No plane fares are needed this year, as the KDA is headed to Colorado Springs on June 5-7. We’ll be at the beautiful Cheyenne Mountain Resort, a resort tucked quietly away amid breathtaking vistas and picturesque views of the Rocky Mountains. The Council on Annual Session and Events has put together some amazing CE and an array of activities with the entire family in mind. Make your room reservation now by calling 800.588.0250. The room rate of $169 per night is available by mentioning you are with the Kansas Dental Association.
Your registration will include:
Friday evening will feature the one-of-a-kind Royal Gorge Dinner Train. Climb aboard Colorado’s most scenic train for a journey that follows the winding, tumbling Arkansas River deep within the soaring, 1000-foot granite cliffs of Colorado’s Royal Gorge. Their excellent culinary team is passionate about good food and wine and guests will appreciate a truly special dining experience aboard the Royal Gorge Route. Busses to Canon City will load in front of the resort and depart at 4:00 PM, then return to the resort upon conclusion of the excursion.
Golf enthusiasts, throw your clubs in the car and plan to play the immaculately groomed 18-hole championship course designed by the legendary Pete Dye. The lush, tour-quality greens and broad fairways are set alongside a 35-acre lake and surrounded by the rugged Rocky Mountain ridgeline. KDA Golf Event tee times are set for Saturday after the continuing education.
Not a golfer? Relax and refresh at the Lotus Salon and Spa with the KDA’s Highheels and Handpieces women’s group. Rejuvenate yourself with a manicure, pedicure, 30-min facial, and/or 30-min massage (maximum of two services), complete with refreshments and complimentary shuttle to and from the resort.
This year’s CE will feature four topics by three magnificent speakers:
Decision Making in the Anterior Esthetic Zone - As a dental practitioner, you must often make important decisions with your patients regarding anterior esthetics. This presentation will provide guidance on planning guidelines for extraction vs. restoration of the natural dentition, as well as All Ceramic options available. Learning objectives include:
Implants in the Anterior Maxilla - The Esthetic in the Anterior Maxilla can be a challenging procedure to the Dentist due to the several factors involved: soft tissue (Biotype, volume, shape, etc.), smile line, implant position, temporarization, impression technique and color. We will review different techniques to achieve success in anterior implants through scientific evidence and case presentations. Learning objectives include:
Fernando Astorga, DDS, MS, originally from Caracas, Venezuela, obtained his DDS from Universidad Central de Venezuela. After completing an AEGD at Universidad Santa Maria in Venezuela and an Implant Preceptorship at the University s certificate in Operative Dentistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently an assistant processor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.
Diagnosing and Treating Common Oral Diseases - The goals of this course are to review with attendees the skills necessary to collect and analyze various data points acquired through the patient histories, physical examination (extraoral and intraoral examinations) and, when appropriate to interpret various “tests” performed following receipt of informed consent. At the end of this course, the attendee should additionally be able to develop oral lesion treatment plans for both healthy and medically/dentally complex patient using patient case histories and data from physical examinations. It is further expected that the attending dentist will be able to communicate effectively with any other health care provider (to include writing a medical consultation letter) potentially sharing in the care of his/her patient. Because understanding and prioritizing the appropriate care of head and neck lesions is critically important to your patients’ health, this course will deal almost exclusively with the diagnosis and treatment of soft and hard tissue lesions. It is this course’s goal to assure that the attending dentist will be able to diagnose (or refer for final diagnosis) and/or appropriately treat lesions normally treated by general dentists. At the end of this course the student should be able to clearly demonstrate the ability to:
John D. McDowell, DDS, MS, is a tenured professor in the Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. He received his D.D.S. from Loyola University of Chicago School of Dentistry. Dr. McDowell completed a five-year residency and fellowship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, Texas. He has also received a Masters of Science degree from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas where his thesis compared the radiographic features of facial fractures in battered women and women victims of motor vehicle accidents. Dr. McDowell presently serves as the Director of Oral Medicine and Forensic Sciences at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. He is also principal investigator on a $1.5M Ryan White grant from the Federal Health Resource Services Administration. Dr. McDowell practiced in dentistry in Lawrence, Kansas during his career and is a former KDA member! He will present:
One Step Wellness! – “Living well requires a renewed commitment every day.” But by 10 am, that philosophy flies out the window for most of us! This half day workshop includes interactive sessions, taste testing of new foods (bet you didn’t think you’d like it!), a smoothie demo and more! Learn Dr. Kim’s simple and powerful approaches to a more vital life as she shares tips about what to eat, what not to eat, and how the power of “one-upping” your choices can reenergize and
inspire you to make even more changes through her program: One Step Wellness!
Kim Dalzell, PhD, RD, LD, is a passionate advocate for cancer patients and caregivers. In 1999, she founded NutriQuest, Inc., a publications and communications company dedicating to bridging the gap between traditional and complementary cancer care. Kim excels at providing the “rationale behind the recommendation” when it comes to whole-person health. This led to her selection as the developer and teacher of a whole foods nutrition course to medical students for the first U.S. government, grant-funded complementary and alternative medicine residency program at the Center for Complementary Medicine in Illinois. She was also called upon to demonstrate her unique counseling skills and nutritional strategies to Japanese doctors and other health care professionals as part of an international forum on the latest advancements in oncology clinical practice in the United States.Kim is the author of award-winning Challenge Cancer and Win! and her newest book, Give It To Me Straight! No-Nonsense Nutrition, and audio CDs: What’s Eating You? Stop Stressing Out and Start Losing Weight and Powered by Produce!