2023 Courses

Thursday, May 4

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Dr. ankur gupta 

IMPLANT RETAINED REMOVABLES: THE LEAST-STRESSFUL REPLACEMENT OPTION (6 CEUs)

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

So many dentists either hate dentures, are intimidated by implants, or both. In a world where the average patient simply is not satisfied with a traditional removable prosthesis, every dentist needs to feel comfortable providing the magic of implant stability combined with the affordability of removables. This is the session where participants can finally gain high level confidence in all scenarios from marketing to patients who are dissatisfied with their ill fitting dentures to hearing that final satisfying click as they deliver the final product. Implant overdentures are the perfect middle-ground for patients suffering from partial or full edentulism. They are stable, comfortable, functional, and affordable. They are also incredibly gratifying and profitable for the providing dental team. The problem is, they are also complicated. This session aims to eliminate the mysteries of attachments, cuff heights, retention caps, drivers, and all the other stuff that make this stressful and
burdensome. This session is ideal for the entire dental team.

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IDEAS23 CoursesDR. BILL PAVELETZ

I BET THERE'S A HYGIENE HACK FOR THAT...! (2 CEUs*)

8:00 to 10:00 AM

This course is the “second installment “of the HACKS SERIES of lectures focusing on incorporating simple tricks of the trade with dentistry. Dental Hygienists have had years of chair side training and education, but today’s dental materials and techniques are constantly evolving. New and improved formulations have made it challenging for any dental staff member to keep up with their advancements. This course will unlock dental trade secrets to improve productivity for today’s chair side dental hygienists.

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dr. uche odiatu

INFLAMMATION 911: THE MOUTH-BODY-MIND CONNECTION!  (6 CEUS)

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM 

Welcome to the Jungle! Want to learn about “permanent lifestyle change” and SLASH your patients’ disease risk? There is an avalanche of evidence demonstrating the connection between your patients’ mouths with modern lifestyle habits: lack of sleep (saps their discipline), shift work (after 4 night-shifts blood sugar is elevated), poorly managed stress (shows up in every cell of their body), overeating (high fat & processed food boosts inflammation), and sedentary living (did you know “Sitting is the New Smoking?”). And it’s bi-directional; the oral environment has far-reaching effects on the rest of the body.

Patients appreciate the dental health professional who sees the bigger picture and truly understands the relationship between the body, mind & mouth. Set yourself apart from the pack and develop a VALUE-ADDED PRACTICE. Stop the deadly “rock n roll” cascade with specific dental & lifestyle solutions guaranteed to change your patient’s health destiny. This fact-filled & inspirational program is a ‘call to arms’ against inflammation.

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Tom Hemmen

Practice Optimization – How Strong is Your Practice?

1:30 TO 2:30 PM

A key component in every successful practice and smooth transition is how well the practice operates. It is safe to say the more efficient the practice the stronger, and more profitable it is. The beautiful thing about it is you don’t have to have a business degree or CPA to figure it out. Our discussion will be an open forum...there will be key features discussed that every practice can implement. We’ll review the current goings-on in the market and a few pointers on what to do and what to avoid. Pointers on staff, agreements, and partnerships. When we’re through you’ll have the knowledge on what to implement to strengthen your practice, ensure continued profits throughout your career, and always be transition ready.

IDEAS23 CoursesDr. Suzanne Ebert

Keys to a Successful Practice Transition

3:00 TO 4:00 PM

Course description coming soon!

Friday, May 5

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DR. KAREN BAKER

DENTAL DRUG THERAPY: HOW TO MAXIMIZE RESULTS WITH MINIMAL RISK (3 CEUS/1 HOUR OF MANDATORY OPIOID TRAINING)

8:00 TO 11:30 AM 

This lecture will update the dental team on recent developments in dental pharmacotherapy while providing strategies for prescribing to ensure therapeutic success. Clinically relevant information about effectiveness, adverse effects, patient specific drug selection criteria, dosing, and cost will be presented for systemic antibiotics and analgesics currently used in dentistry. We will examine certain controversial areas such as opiate risk avoidance, dental treatment of patients with SUD, and dental antibiotics contributing to bacterial resistance. Detailed handouts will be provided to maximize the chairside value of this fast-paced and entertaining course.

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The Waterloo District Dental Society

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DR. BETHANY VALACHI

NECK, BACK & BEYOND: PREVENTING PHYSICAL & FINANCIAL LOSS WITH EVIDENCE-BASED ERGONOMICS (6 CEUS)

8:30 AM TO 4:15 PM

One-third of dentists who retire early are forced to, due to a musculoskeletal disorder. Have you tried dental loupes, exercise, personal trainers, or chiropractors, but your pain persists? Pain is not a necessary by-product of delivering dental care! Work-related pain in dentistry can be effectively prevented and minimized by addressing the correct risk factors with evidence-based interventions.
In this engaging, interactive seminar, Dr. Valachi introduces a special system of ergonomic and self-treatment therapies to help you take control of your own health and extend your career. You will discover powerfully effective strategies you can easily apply in the operatory and at home, including: equipment selection & adjustment, patient positioning, body mechanics, exercise, myofascial self-treatment, and much more!

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The University District Dental Society

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Dental Prosthetic Services Team

Digital Innovation Driving Patient Care (1 CEU*)

8:30 TO 9:30 AM 

Digital dental labs are promoting high-quality services and enabling dentists to be more effective and productive. From digital imaging to restorations produced via a CAD/CAM workflow, digitization allows us to gather and utilize many more points of data and consolidate that data into powerful, useful information that results in improved patient care.

In this session, the team from Dental Prosthetic Services will go beyond fixed CAD/CAM restorations and review the digital dentistry workflow for removable restorations like 3D printed acrylic partials and bite splints. We will discuss best practices on partnering with a digitally enabled lab and how digital workflows impact your practice and your patients.

WELLNESS PANEL DISCUSSION

(1 CEU*)

11:00 AM TO 12:00 PM

Recently we have seen movements to decrease the stigma around mental health, but there is still work to do to change perceptions and attitudes around seeking care. A recent ADA Health Policy Institute survey showed that for dentists under the age of 35, 87% reported experiencing anxiety, 76% reported financial problems and 55% reported experiencing depression. The survey also showed that 30% of those dentists were not comfortable seeking out mental health services for themselves or team members. The IDA recently created a Wellness Committee to raise awareness and increase access to wellness programs, with a specific focus on mental wellbeing.

Join us for this interactive panel discussion where dentists will share their personal struggles with mental health, including stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, addiction, and more. Learn about what resources were available to help them work through their struggles.

After this panel, join the co-chairs of the Wellness Committee for an informal wellness-focused lunch where we will gather feedback and identify how the IDA and the wellness committee can be supportive of those struggling with mental health issues.

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MR. MICHAEL FERJAK

SEX TRAFFICKING – MYTHS AND REALITIES (3 CEUS)

12:30  TO 4:00 PM

This session will provide an accurate and current assessment of human sex trafficking in the United States and Iowa. It will also address the level of awareness of human sex trafficking as it appears today; focusing on the methodology of how persons are subverted and ultimately exploited for the financial gain of the trafficker.

Mr. Ferjak will provide information regarding common structures of human sex trafficking operations, as well as address the counter-intuitive behavior of persons being exploited that is frequently, and mistakenly, described or labeled as “cooperation” or “voluntary participation.” The impact and damage experienced by trafficked persons and an overview of efforts being directed at combating human trafficking will be discussed. The session will also share information on how to effectively report suspected human sex trafficking.

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The Waterloo District Dental Society

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DR. ROBERT PESKIN

RISK MANAGEMNT SEMINAR (4.5 CEUs*)

11:00 AM TO 4:30 PM

This course will focus on the dental practice and those circumstances which can reduce and sometimes prevent
increased risks that often lead to malpractice claims. Attendees will be provided with practical suggestions and
approaches that can successfully avoid common hazards which often increase the likelihood of malpractice claims
against the dental practitioner. The course also is designed to explore how professional liability policies work and to
demonstrate the wisdom of having your practice protected by professional liability insurance.

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Saturday, May 6

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Dr. Carrie McKnight

DENTAL INFECTION CONTROL FOR TODAY'S IOWA DENTAL PRACTICE (1 CEU satisfies IDB infection control requirement)

8:00 TO 9:00 AM

The objectives of this course are to explain the infection control recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and discuss how Iowa dental practices can maintain compliance within the law to provide a safe environment for their patients and employees. Topics discussed include, but are not limited to: personal health elements of an Infection Control Program, prevention of transmission of blood borne pathogens and other infectious diseases via hand hygiene, use of PPE, etc.

 IDEAS23 CoursesDr. juhi r uttamani

The Meta View on Adjunctive Periodontal Therapies: Treatment Guidelines & the Team Approach (2 CEUS)

8:00 to 10:00 AM

This program is created to assist general dentists in feeling more comfortable assessing periodontal disease based on the new 2017 classification and performing the preliminary treatment or to review your present protocols. Successful treatment of periodontitis involves understanding how the disease progresses and the implementation of chemotherapeutic adjuncts for microbial control. As we know periodontal diseases occur as a combination of microbial activity and the individual host response, this course will give you a comprehensive introduction to periodontology in non-surgical adjunctive and host modulation therapy, emphasizing the biologic and clinical concepts. Additionally, it will also focus on the diagnosis and gauging when a dental office should refer to a periodontist for management of patients with other periodontal needs through clinical cases backed with evidence-based approaches.

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ms. Jill Stuecker, ms. Tiffany Allison and Dr. Lisa Holst

Iowa Dental Board Jurisprudence Course (1 CEU satisfies IDB jurisprudence requirement)

9:00 TO 10:00 AM

Join Division of Professional Licensing and Regulation Director Jill Stuecker, Iowa Dental Board Executive Director Tiffany Allison, and Board member Dr. Lisa Holst as they provide a regulatory update on Iowa Administrative Code 650, the laws that govern the practice of dentistry in Iowa. Attendees will have ample time to ask questions.

IDEAS23 CoursesDR. NATALIA RESTREPO-KENNEDY AND DR. ADITI JAIN

Cracked Teeth from Diagnosis to Treatment (2 CEUS)

10:15 AM TO 12:15 PM 

During the COVID-19 pandemic incidence of cracked teeth became more common. This session will identify aids to diagnose cracked teeth and discuss methods for treating them. In addition, the session will discuss the prognosis for patients with cracked teeth.

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ms dawn klostermann

Dental Radiology Update (2 CEUs satisfies IDB dental radiography requirement for dental assistants)

10:15 AM TO 12:15 PM 

This session will provide dental professionals with innovative information regarding dental imaging. Topics include descriptive terminology for proper documentation; facets of extraoral imaging using various techniques and modalities; common uses of three dimensional imaging and procedural techniques; and interpretation of dental images for education and documentation purposes.

*CEUs pending Iowa Dental Board approval.