KDA Summer Getaway (Colorado Springs) – June 5-7, 2014

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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:

  • 16 hours of CE to choose from
  • Welcome Reception on Thursday
  • Breakfast on Friday and Saturday
  • Refreshment Breaks on Friday and Saturday
  • Lunch in the Mountain View Restaurant on Friday and Saturday
  • Royal Gorge Dinner Train ticket on Friday Evening (departs from Canon City)
  • Round-trip Bus to the Royal Gorge Dinner Train from the Resort
  • and an experience you will not forget!

Special Events

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:

  •  Guidelines on when to extract and when to restore
  • Prognosis-based decision making when considering root canal treatment, post and crown or a single implant
  • The concept of ferrule and how to achieve it
  • Evolution of the All Ceramic systems. Indications and limitations
  • Case presentations

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:

  • The primary factors affecting the success of anterior implants
  • How to properly plan the implant position. The 3 x 2 technique
  • The indication for immediate vs. delayed anterior implants
  • The importance of temporary implant supported crowns to achieve esthetic results
  • Techniques for creating the proper gingival contour
  • Different abutments used for anterior implant restorations. Cast and CAD/CAM
  • Cases presentations

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:

  • Gather data from the patient history, physical examination and laboratory tests.
  • Develop a reasonably complete differential diagnosis for lesions of the head and neck, oral mucosal and facial bony structures based on a patient history and the results of a physical examination.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis (using a defendable algorithm) and possibly develop a final diagnosis based on material presented during this course.
  • Develop an appropriate working diagnosis that will safely and effectively “drive the treatment plan.”
  • Identify decision alternatives (based on the concept of “utility”) when confronted with a lesion not previously encountered by the clinician.
  • When necessary, adapt a treatment plan based on clinical outcomes. For instance, what should the reasonably prudent practitioner practicing safely under the same or similar circumstances do when confronted with an unexpected response to therapy?
  • Describe to the patient –in general terms– potential treatment to be performed by another health care provider in the event that a referral is necessary.
  • Develop a treatment plan (and alternate treatment plans) for soft and hard tissue lesions of the oral and peri-oral structures.

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:

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