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2022 Courses

Choose from 24 education sessions featuring national speakers Dr. Gy Yatros, Dr. Lou Graham, Dr. William Paveletz, and more!

Thursday, April 28

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Dr. William Paveletz

How “Small” Can They Go... Nano/Ormocer Technology and the Advancement in Bonding and Composites (1.5 CEUs)

8:00 to 9:30 AM - Grand Ballroom B

Dental product formulations are always evolving with our profession. These improvements are impacting dental adhesives, flowables, and universal composites. Take a journey on how these advancements are creating biocompatible restorations and improving clinical efficacy. Multiple practical recommendations will be given to improve chairside strategies for creating more natural restorations using nano or ormocer based materials.

“It’s Getting Hot in Here”... Thermal Viscous Technology and Its Advancements in Bulk Fill Composites (1.5 CEUs)

10:00 to 11:30 AM - Grand Ballroom B

Today’s bulk fill composites have come a long way from their elementary beginning. New formulations, delivery devices, and even advanced technologies have made them a viable part to today’s dental practice. During this lecture, we will review the origins of bulk fill composites and how the current improved bulk fill composites can simplify and enhance today’s “one step” restorations.

“Brushing the Ones, You Want to Keep” Educating the Aging Population About Their Need for Improving Oral Healthcare (1.5 CEUs)

12:30 to 2:00 PM - Grand Ballroom B

“Senior patients” have a different outlook regarding dentistry than their parents. This expanding group does not believe they have to lose their teeth to the aging process. Many have the financial means to invest in their dental treatment but need to be educated in the advantages of different treatments available to them. In addition, the dentist and their staff need to navigate through a series of medical conditions, medication therapies, and personal needs of this senior demographic to assure their best possible dental care. This course will allow you to better understand different techniques and products to share with your patient so they will be more likely to accept restorative and preventive procedures.

Impressive Dental-Hacks, Shortcuts, and Secrets for Today’s Dental Assistants to “WOW” Their Dentist and Patients (1.5 CEUs)

2:30 to 4:00 PM - Grand Ballroom B

Expanded function dental assistants and dental assistants have had years of chair side training and education but today’s dental materials are constantly evolving. New and improved formulations have made it challenging for any dental staff member to keep up with their advancements. This hands-on course will unlock dental trade secrets to improve productivity for today’s chair side dental assistants.

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Dr. Gy Yatros

You Need Sleep and So Does Your Practice (3.0 CEUs)

8:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Grand Ballroom A

Dental sleep medicine is one of the fastest-growing areas of dentistry. This course will provide an overview of snoring, OSA, sleep bruxism, and the untreated health ramifications. This fast-paced course will raise your awareness of OSA and get your practices started in screening and testing patients for OSA.

Dental Sleep Medicine Hands-On Experience (3.0 CEUs)

1:00 to 4:30 PM - Room 401

This course includes hands-on experience in measuring the patient’s range of motion, adjusting various sleep devices, taking the 3-D bite, and making morning repositioners. Each attendee will leave having fit and wearing a provisional sleep device as well as experiencing a level 4 HSAT. This session is for IDA member dentists only and space is limited to the first 45 attendees. All participants must attend the morning session.

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Business of Dentistry Track

For the first time at IDEAS, IDA is excited to offer a Business of Dentistry track featuring expert practice management and practice transition advice. The track will run throughout the day Thursday, April 28 and continue into Friday, April 29.  Attend all lectures in the series or just the topics you want to learn more about.

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Tom Hemmen

Preparing/Valuation/Process...Dental Practice Transition

8:00 to 9:00 AM - Rooms 312-315

Preparing for a successful practice transition includes important considerations pertaining to both buyer and seller such as assembling your transition team. Discuss what you need to know to attain your desired outcome whether pursuing a partnership, merger, or acquisition. Achieve a clear understanding of what creates value in a practice and what occurs in a successful transition. Review the process and key points that impact results. Henry Hemmen & Associates kicks off the first ever IDEAS Business of Dentistry track with this detailed overview of practice transitions.

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Brandon Fitz

Maximizing Your Profitability Through Real Estate

9:00 to 10:00 AM - Rooms 312-315

Industry expert CARR will provide an overview of the real estate market, highlighting how market knowledge can impact negotiations, and impacts your ability to sell your practice. Get inside the mind of potential landlords and sellers and avoid common mistakes and misconceptions to stay on the right track with your transaction timeline.

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Finding Your Buyer: Tools for Rural Iowa Dental Practices

10:30 to 11:30 AM - Rooms 312-315

IDEAS22 CoursesADA Practice Transitions (ADAPT) and the Fulfilling Iowa's Need for Dentists (FIND) project will highlight their respective programs and how Iowa dentists can utilize these tools to advance to the next stage in their career.

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Bruce Hansen and Dr. Mark Kampfe

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Important Legal and Practical Considerations when Buying or Selling a Practice

12:30 to 1:30 PM - Grand Ballroom A

Buying or selling a dental practice comes in various stages: before, during, and after the transaction. Whether this is notifying the correct regulatory agencies, navigating payer contracting, or recruiting and retaining staff, there are a myriad of topics to consider. Regulatory, transaction, and employment attorneys with Dorsey & Whitney LLP provide an overview of important items when considering a practice transaction.

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Adam Reisch & Ron Stallman

Uncovering Substantial Tax Savings for Your Dental Practice

1:30 to 2:30 PM - Grand Ballroom A

At this session, the participant will gain the necessary tools to identify areas of improvement in their entity structure, tax situation, and overall strategic plan for growth, take away a better understanding of how tax reform and the qualified business income (QBI) deduction impacts their practice, and learn best practices on entity selection and corporate structure, and ways to reduce their overall tax burden. Participants will be educated on the advantages of the employee retention tax credit (ERTC) and how this affects their practice.

Join HK experts to learn tax efficient strategies for selling your practice and real estate and get brought up to speed on the development of tax law changes.

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Dr. Joshua Gindea

Making 2022 a Banner Year: Using the Latest Marketing Tools to Increase Efficiency, Grow Your Practice, and Increase Your Revenues

3:00 to 4:00 PM - Grand Ballroom A

This lecture will discuss the newest and latest internal and external marketing tools that were developed to respond to the COVID pandemic and how they can help make 2022 a year that can make your practice more efficient and more profitable. By incorporating these fresh new marketing tools and by reinforcing the marketing procedures that have worked in the past, using the tools taught in this lecture can help you drastically grow your revenues and your patient base in 2022 and beyond!

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Friday, April 29

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Dr. Lou Graham

Implants: The Restorative Solutions and Challenges Long Term (3.0 CEUs)

8:00 to 11:30 AM - Grand Ballroom B

Face the truth, not every implant is placed in the ideal position, and not every patient has the ideal setting for the final restoration. The challenges can be so many such as access via limited vertical opening or limited vertical interocclusal distance or even tissue challenges and proximal issues to name a few. Is this complicated? Heck no, but to think, “oh, I just will take an impression and let the lab decide or the surgeon,” simply isn’t the reality today!

Whether to utilize the traditional single screw one-piece approach, the cementable crown, or even the combination termed the hybrid approach, are all viable options in implant dentistry. As a restorative dentist, you must understand your options for long- term success. Treatment coordination and planning for optimum results often involve superior diagnostics utilizing CBCT imaging, and the latest options in digital scanning for communication with both the patient and lab. It’s 2022, let’s get up to date with today’s technologies and expectations!

Enhancing Your Dental Practice Through CBCT Technology (3.0 CEUs)

12:30 to 4:00 PM - Grand Ballroom B

For over 100 years dentistry has been reliant on 2D imaging. Today’s diagnostics have shifted 2D imaging to far more specific indications versus the one thought of universal imaging diagnostic instrument. Diagnostics today include a vast arsenal of technologies that include: fluorescence, transillumination, and CBCT. These technologies become essential in far superior diagnostically driven decision-making along with new protocols in our offices today. This course is all about the why and how to incorporate CBCT imaging into your dental practice and all the benefits included, and yes, even the financial ones!

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Liz Nies

YES, the Three-Letter Word We Love to Hear by Overcoming the Four-Letter Word COST (1.5 CEUs)

8:00 to 11:30 AM - Rooms 312-315

Practicing dentistry in 2022 by delivering the highest quality of care is not as easy as it sounds. If case acceptance is based on the lowest treatment cost or on what insurance covers, our treatment, and our success will be limited. If team members struggle to present the cost of dental treatment to patients, patients can’t make informed decisions. This could be why half of Americans have chronic periodontitis. Many of them don’t even know they have the disease.

Interestingly, patients will pay for the treatments they want, but, all too often, they are hesitant to spend money on the treatments they truly need. Let’s give them both: treatments they need and want. The right approach can communicate both.


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Health, Function, and Aesthetics- Redefining Comprehensive Dentistry(3.0 CEUs)

8:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Grand Ballroom A

Available for IDEAS22 registrants as well as Des Moines District Dental Society Spring Meeting registrants.

Oral-systemic links to disease demand an end to the old practice paradigms of drill and fill patchwork dentistry, and a shift toward the new paradigm: Dentist as a physician, engineer, and artist. With a focus on health, function, and aesthetics, Dr. Glasper teaches dentists to rely less on patient volume and more on complete treatment planning and patient education in this revolutionary, patient-centered approach that directly impacts patient retention, revenue generation, and creates the structure for a streamlined, sustainable practice.

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Marti Santizo

The Science of Whitening, Something New to Smile About (3.0 CEUs)

1:00 to 4:15 PM - Grand Ballroom A

Available for IDEAS22 registrants as well as Des Moines District Dental Society Spring Meeting registrants.

Would you believe 88 percent of your patients want whiter teeth? Delivering an easy to achieve, whiter, more youthful smile with virtually no sensitivity will make you a hero to your patients. This course reviews the science behind dental whitening, small steps you can take to increase treatment acceptance, and implementation of an efficient, state-of-the-art whitening system that will transform the whitening experience for both you and your patient. This program discusses the mechanism of action of hydrogen peroxide with an enhanced peroxide delivery method, the synergistic effects of a shorter wavelength LED device, and their combined implication for easier and more rapid tooth whitening. Strategies for engaging patient whitening discussions and the management of patient clinical outcome expectations will be explored.

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Business of Dentistry Track Continued

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Dr. Sara Stuefen

Dental Insurance: Your Top Questions Answered

12:30 to 2:30 PM - Rooms 312-315

Join IDA member Dr. Sara Stuefen for a deep dive on dental benefits, highlighting topics such as EFT payments and why you should take them/avoiding VCC payments from TPPs, dental benefits trends, common contract clauses, negotiating fee schedules with benefits companies, understanding Medicaid member pay, common dental benefits issues and answers to those questions, and an overview of the Medicare program.

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Lending Needs Throughout Your Dental Career

2:45 to 3:45 PM - Rooms 312-315

This session will discuss financing for starting up a practice, acquiring a practice, and expanding a practice with a real estate purchase or ground up construction project.


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Saturday, April 30

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Dr. Anthony Chillura

Risk Management Seminar (4.5 CEUs)

7:30 AM to 12:15 PM - Rooms 312-315

Mitigating risk is critical in today’s dental practices. This two-part course will focus on the dental practice and circumstances which can reduce and sometimes prevent risk that often lead to malpractice claims. Topics include: managing patient communications; chart and record documentation; protecting patient health information; and legal concepts. Dentists who attend the whole seminar will earn a premium credit with McFadden Insurance.

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Dr. Karen Baker

Dental Drug Therapy: How to Maximize Results with Minimal Risk (4.0 CEUs satisfies IDB opioid requirement)

8:00 AM to 12:15 PM - Grand Ballroom A

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. Attendees 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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Dr. Carrie McKnight

Infection Control for the Iowa Dental Practice (1.0 CEU satisfies IDB infection control requirement)

8:00 to 9:00 AM - Grand Ballroom B

Compliance with the recommendations in the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) IA, IB, and IC guidelines are required by law in Iowa. This course will discuss the ranking of the CDC Guidelines and identify personnel health elements in an infection control program. Dr. McKnight will also discuss the prevention of transmission of bloodborne and other infectious pathogens and the purpose and limitations of personal protective equipment, including hand hygiene in the dental practice. Finally, she will review environmental infection control and sterilization and disinfection of patient-care items and the role COVID has had in revising dental infection control protocols and procedures.

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Ms. Jill Stuecker & Dr. Lisa Holst

Iowa Dental Board Jurisprudence Course (1.0 CEU satisfies IDB jurisprudence requirement)

9:00 to 10:00 AM - Grand Ballroom B

Join Iowa Dental Board Executive Director Jill Stuecker, 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.

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Dawn Klostermann

Dental Radiology Update (2.0 CEUs satisfies IDB dental radiography requirement for dental assistants)

10:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Grand Ballroom B

This presentation 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.