MAY 3-5, 2018 • CORALVILLE, IA


Thursday, May 3

Timothy M. Bizga, DDS, FAGD: END-O in Mind: An Endodontic Approach from Root to Crown (6 CEU)

This course is designed to walk dentists through the importance of “end-in-mind” endodontics. The course focuses on the ultimate goal of the single visit Endo/Resto appointment: preservation and extension of the tooth life cycle. The goal of this course is simple: reinforce the value of combining Endo/Resto into a single visit appointment thereby preserving teeth, providing exceptional service to the patient and improving practice profitability.

Timothy M. Bizga, DDS, FAGD

Timothy M. Bizga, DDS, FAGD is a general dentist practicing in Cleveland, Ohio. Once a former chairside assistant, he also worked as a dental lab-technician, making his perspective unique among others in the field of dentistry. He received his DDS from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association and a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry.


Harold Crossley, DDS, MS, PHD: Street Drugs (6 CEU)

The CDC estimates that 91 people die every day from opioid overdose. What are the chances that one or more of those deaths will be in the dental office or in your home? What is naloxone (Narcan) and how is it administered? What is the impact on my practice of the resolutions, approved by the American Dental Association, for providing dental care for patients who are and/or have been chemically dependent?  What are some of the oral manifestations of street drug abuse? How will I know if a person is under the influence of street drugs? What are the characteristics of and how do I manage the “doctor shopper”?  Does marijuana have medical properties? Is marijuana addictive? Do I have to take any precautions with the dental patient who is under the influence?  What are “bath salts”? What are some characteristics of adolescent substance abuse and what do I do about it?

The dental team is in a unique position providing dental care to a patient population that may be regular users or experimenting with mood altering drugs. This dynamic, brutally honest and graphic presentation will take you from the streets and into the office to help you identify and manage the substance abusing patient.  Discussion includes the origins, types, signs and symptoms of commonly abused prescription and illicit drugs. Must be 18 years of age or older to attend-no exceptions.

Dr. Hal Crossley

Harold L. Crossley, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland Dental School.  Dr. Crossley received a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island, and was awarded the Master of Science (1970) and Doctorate degrees (1972) in Pharmacology. The University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore awarded Dr. Crossley the D.D.S. degree in 1980.  The liaison between the classroom and his part-time dental practice produced a practical approach to understanding the pharmacology of drugs used in the dental office. Dr. Crossley has co-authored many articles and four books, Drug Information Handbook for Dentistry, dealing with a variety of topics within the field of pharmacology.  He has been a consultant for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and other law enforcement agencies since 1974.  Drawing on this unique background, Dr. Crossley has become internationally recognized as an expert on street drugs and chemical dependency as well as the clinical pharmacology of dental drugs. 

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Sponsored by:

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Friday, May 4

Stephen P. Niemczyk, DMD: Root to Crown: the Endodontic Ce Solution From Diagnosis Through Restoration (3 CEU + 1.5 CEU)

Each step of endodontically treating and restoring a tooth is connected. This course walks through each step of root canal therapy – with each building on the success of the previous phase. From diagnostic protocol through coronal restoration, learn techniques for clinical success at every step needed to take the patient out of pain, restore function to the tooth while maintaining the proper aesthetic, and enhance long term success.

  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning: A complete understanding of the factors of each case
  • Endodontic Access: Creating a proper access cavity is critical
  • Antibacterial Dressings: Inter-appointment medicaments and temporizing teeth
  • Shaping Utilizing the Most Advanced File Technology: Choices for imparting an appropriate shape to the canal
  • Irrigation: Importance of removal of infection-causing bacteria
  • Obturation: Pros and cons of sealers and obturation techniques

This course will be held in a lecture format for the first 3 hours, and then will transition to a hands-on portion for 1.5 hours.  The hands-on portion will be limited to the first 35 attendees.

Stephen Niemczyk, DMDStephen Niemczyk, DMD graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, receiving his DMD in 1982 and his postgraduate Endodontic Certificate in 1984. He was appointed clinical assistant professor in the Department of Endodontics in 1984, and established a private practice limited to Endodontics in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, which he still maintains. He lectured extensively within the SDM at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, directed the preclinical endodontic laboratory and was later named to the full time position of director of Undergraduate Endodontics. Dr. Niemczyk also served as the interim post graduate director and endodontic clinic director during his tenure at the SDM. Since 1995, Dr. Niemczyk has been the director of Endodontic Microsurgery at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts and Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. He serves as a surgical consultant to the postgraduate endodontic program at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Sam Simos, DDS, Bondodontics - Truths, Myths and Consequences (3 CEU)

This course has been heralded as “THE cookbook for direct & indirect chairside bonding.” This dynamic bonding course is sure to get you and your practice up to speed with the latest bonding protocols, materials & techniques available today. If you’re still using any of the same materials and techniques you were using just two years ago, you need to attend this course.

Sam Simos, DDS, Top Tips for the Exceptional Dental Office

Great practices don’t just happen–they are planned, developed and fostered. Discover the secrets of top general dental offices around the country and what makes them function at such high levels. Regardless of location, the talent pool and socioeconomics of these offices outperform “regular” offices in every category. This course is a favorite for the entire team: front desk, hygiene, assistant and yes, even the dentist take away valuable materials and systems to help make their offices even better.

Sam Simos, DDSSam Simos, DDS is nationally recognized as a leader in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Chicago’s Loyola University. Dr. Simos teaches post-graduate courses to practicing dentists on cosmetic dentistry, occlusion and comprehensive restorative dentistry through Allstar Smiles’ state-of-the-art Learning Center and client facility in Bolingbrook, Illinois, and throughout the country. He is committed to promote awareness, communication and education within the dental profession through lecturing around the country and authoring both nationally and internationally published professional articles on the use of innovative techniques and materials.

Sponsored by:

GC America

Samuel B. Low, DDS, MS, M.Ed: Innovative Periodontics (6 CEU)

Want to utilize the Hygienist's time more productively? Looking for a quality resource for "what's new" in dental products, systems and technology? This presentation will provide user-friendly protocols and technological solutions to find and manage periodontal disease. Take the frustration out of delivering periodontal care and gain success with patient case acceptance, tooth retention and financial reward. Ultimately, leave traditional root planing behind and move into a new era of periodontal care.

Standardize your perio charting and incorporate micro-thin ultrasonic instrumentation to decrease fatigue and enhance efficiency with new local anesthesia techniques and topical anesthetics to manage difficult access, including the pesky furcation! Experience the new air power subgingival devices for spectacular biofilm disruption including implant management!

You will learn how to:

  • Utilize data collection to find and market periodontal care
  • Develop "realistic" non-surgical therapies and the respective reevaluation with emphasis on "new" anti-inflammatory systems including micro-ultrasonics and laser technology, and nutraceuticals as probiotics and anti-oxidants
  • Incorporate power driven instrumentation into the periodontal component of the practice
  • Operate ultrasonics with micro-thin inserts in a sulcular arena with an array of medicaments
  • Gain ergonomic techniques to decrease physical fatigue and enhance time efficiency
  • Sulcular decontamination, degranulation, and laser bacterial reduction
  • Establish a quality periodontal maintenance program that enhances the restorative practice including third party reimbursement 

Samuel B. Low, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed.Samuel B. Low, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed., is Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida, College of Dentistry, and Associate faculty member of the Pankey Institute. He has over 30 years of private practice experience in periodontics, lasers and implant placement.  Dr. Low provides dentists and dental hygienists with the tools for successfully managing the periodontal patient in general and periodontal practices and is affiliated with the Florida Probe Corporation. He was selected “Dentist of the Year” by the Florida Dental Association, Distinguished Alumnus by the University of Texas Dental School, and the Gordon Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award.   He is a Past President of the Florida Dental Association and past ADA Trustee.

Sponsored by:
Senior Dental Care

Saturday, May 5

Richard Williamson, DDS: The Timelessness of Volunteerism

Volunteerism can mean something different to each of us. No matter the stage of your career, age or spirituality, there are projects to fit your needs. Dr. Williamson will share the journey of his self-discovery within the world of volunteerism, both domestic and international.

Learn how to understand the varied and complex reasons for volunteering, including challenges encountered and how to prepare for volunteer opportunities. Review the face of volunteerism, past and present, and answer the question of, “is volunteerism for me?” Understand how to select a volunteer project to meet your specific needs and desires, and know what to look for in the sponsoring organization and project. Learn necessary tools to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of sponsoring organizations and projects, and ensure that your volunteer experience is a success.

Richard Williamson, DDSRichard Williamson, DDS maintained a solo general practice in College Station, Texas for 17 years before returning to graduate school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Lincoln, Ne. He holds a Certificate in Prosthodontics and an M.S. in Oral Biology. Dr. Williamson is a Clinical Associate Professor and teaches both pre-doctoral students and post-graduate prosthodontic residents at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics. He provides Fixed, Removable and Implant Prosthodontic care in a university-based dental practice with an emphasis on digital treatment planning for functional and esthetic implant therapy and graftless implant rehabilitation of the severely atrophic edentulous patient.

Elizabeth Worsham, MD: Mental Health Basics for Dentistry (2 CEU)

This is a fast-paced update on mental health as it relates to dentistry.  It will include a lecture regarding the most common mental health diagnoses: depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, substance abuse, psychosis and personality disorders.  Then, common medications used to treat those aforementioned disorders as they relate to dentistry will be discussed – including case examples and audience participation.  Finally, a discussion about the FDA black box warning regarding co-administration of opiates and any other CNS depressant will conclude the lecture.  Due to the broad nature of mental health disorders, a 20 to 30 minute Q&A session will follow the end of the presentation. 

Elizabeth WorshamElizabeth Worsham, M.D., is a staff physician, Psychiatry Service, at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Jacksonville, Florida.  She is an attending physician at the University of Florida, Department of Psychiatry.  She is also a Forensic Psychiatrist providing psychiatric evaluations and expert witness testimony regarding civil and criminal law.

Trishul Allareddy, DDS, MS: Advanced Imaging in Dentistry (2 CEU)

This course is designed to enhance the understanding of Advanced Imaging in Dentistry with emphasis on applications, limitations, with special consideration for minimizing the radiation dose to the patient while maximizing image quality. Participants will be learn how to understand the applications of advanced imaging in Dentistry; understand the limitations of advanced imaging in dentistry; understand the dose considerations of these Advanced Imaging Modalities; and understand the anatomy of Oral and Maxillofacial Regions on advanced imaging compared to normal radiographs.

Trishul Allareddy, DDS, MSTrishul Allareddy, DDS, MS, is a Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at The University of Iowa, College of Dentistry, is a forensic odontology and health policy and outcomes research expert, and is currently involved in conducting research in multiple areas of dentistry.  His primary research focus is in oral and maxillofacial radiology with emphasis on radiation protection in dentistry and has been funded on multiple projects by the industry and various national foundations. He is one of the authors of the upcoming NCRP report in dentistry.  Dr. Allareddy has authored more than 30 manuscripts or technical reports in dentistry, 50 abstracts and has been a reviewer for several peer reviewed journals and has presented extensively nationally and internationally. He is currently working on a technology that will significantly reduce the dose in Oral and Maxillofacial imaging in the future, in addition to bringing down the cost of the equipment. He is currently the American Dental Association and American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology representative to DICOM. He is the co-chair for Working Group 22 (Dentistry) of the Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM) Standards committee, where he also serves on the Leadership, Outreach, and Educations Committee and is the co-chair of the Standards and Codes Committee for the AAOMR. He is also the Councilor of Educational Affairs for the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

Robert M. Peskin, DDS and Kevin Driscoll: Control, Protocol, and Risk Management for Dental Professional Liability (4 CEU)

This comprehensive seminar will focus on the dental practice and circumstances which can reduce and sometimes prevent increased risks that often lead to malpractice claims. Dentists and staff will be provided with practical suggestions and approaches that can successfully reduce unexpected events which often increase the likelihood of malpractice claims against the dental practitioner. The course is also designed to explore how professional liability policies work and how to improve patient care with the proper risk management protocols. Course topics include management of patient communications, basic principles of accepted chart and record documentation, responsibilities of protecting patient health information, as well as legal concepts, including informed consent, vicarious liability and negligence.  Additionally, dentists insured with the Professional Protector Plan (PPP) for Dentists will receive a 10% professional liability premium discount for three successive years.  Dentists who are not insured with the PPP may be eligible for credit by purchasing PPP coverage within one year of attending the seminar.

Robert M. Peskin, DDSRobert M. Peskin, DDS graduated from Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, and completed General Practice and Dental Anesthesiology Residencies at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Since 1983, he has maintained a private dental anesthesiology practice devoted primarily to the management of the anxious, apprehensive and special needs patient in Garden City, New York. In addition, he provides in-office anesthesia for other dentists throughout the Greater New York metropolitan area. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Hospital Dentistry at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine and an Assistant Attending in the Department of Dental Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

Kevin DriscollKevin Driscoll is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Fellow in the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers. Kevin has been listed in the Best Lawyers of America since 2008 and Chamber’s USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2006. He was named “Des Moines Construction Lawyer of the Year” in 2015 by Best Lawyers of America. Kevin maintains a trial practice in the area of professional negligence, in the defense of physicians, dentists, attorneys, accountants, architects and engineers, as well as construction and commercial related matters. Kevin regularly defends dentists before the Iowa Dental Board and in connection with professional liability claims.

Sponsored by: McFadden Insurance

Sherry Timmons, DDS, PHD: Osha's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard: What You Need to Know (1 CEU)

This course will explain OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and discuss how dental practices in Iowa can maintain compliance with the law to provide a safe environment for employees. Learn how to understand the OSHA regulations and how they apply to the dental practice.  In addition, understand how to prevent transmission of bloodborne pathogens and the purpose and limitations of personal protective equipment, as well as the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard.

Sherry Timmons

Sherry Timmons, DDS, PHD became a faculty member in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine (OPRM) in 2002. Dr. Timmons is the Associate Dean of Student Affairs for the College of Dentistry. She manages oral medicine/head and neck pain patients within the faculty practice; and is the Program Director of the Advanced Education Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Dr. Timmons is the previous Health and Safety Officer for the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.

Phil McCollum: Jurisprudence (1 CEU)

The purpose of the lecture is to learn about the responsibilities the Iowa Dental Board is charged with performing, as well as to review both current and proposed rules, and to discuss areas of concern seen in dental offices.

Phil McCollum is the Associate Director for the Iowa Dental Board. In his 19 year tenure, he has served as a Health Professions Investigator and served 2 terms as Interim Executive Director. As Associate Director, Mr. McCollum serves as the administrative rules coordinator, working with partners and members of the Board to establish standards for practitioners and serves as a registered lobbyist.  Mr. McCollum also serves as the database administrator and project manager for the Board’s licensing database. Prior to working for the Board, Mr. McCollum was employed by the Lucas County Sheriff’s office for 8 years. There he served as Chief Deputy for 4 years, and as Lead Investigator for 2 years.