Continuing Education

TAPD Winter 2022 CE Course


Pediatric Tongue-Ties and Laser Dentistry by Dr. Richard Baxter

Minimal Interventions with SDF, Hall Technique, and Atraumatic Strip Crowns by Dr. Jeanette MacLean

Schedule

Saturday, February 26, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Central Time)
Lunch 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM with intermittent breaks
Virtual Zoom

Rates

Member Rate: $200
Non Member Rate: $300
Staff: $100
Faculty and Residents: Free

Registration will open soon!


9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Central Time)
Dr. Richard Baxter
Pediatric Tongue-Ties and Laser Dentistry

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Central Time)
Dr. Jeanette MacLean
Minimal Interventions with SDF, Hall Technique, and Atraumatic Strip Crowns

Fifth Annual Fall Sedation CE

Friday, September 24, 2021 8:00 am – 5:00 pm with a 1 hour lunch break

All day course – VIRTUAL OPTION ONLY

To protect the health and safety of our participants and presenter, the Continuing Education Committee and Executive Board have decided to make the Fall CE Course all virtual again this year. The course topic and speaker will remain the same, and you will still receive eight hours of CE credit, which satisfies the state requirements. Please note that this will be a live course and you must be logged in for the duration of the course to receive credit.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Managing the Process: Moderate and Deep Sedation in the Dental Office

Drugs, drills and thrills in moderate and deep sedation for the pediatric patient:

  •  OR drugs, equipment, emergencies, flowcharts/algorithms
  •  Staff training, drills, scenarios
  •  ER manual for the office

Navigating the shared airway in deep sedation and general anesthesia:

  • Describe the nuances of pediatric procedural sedation cases involving the upper airway
  • Describe the options for sedation of pediatric patients with a shared airway
  • Discuss strategies/techniques for optimizing visibility and monitoring
  • Identify patient factors that compel referral to anesthesia
  • The combo case and what it means for the pediatric dental patient

A review of day-to-day moderate and deep/general anesthesia for dental, pediatric dental and oral surgery in an office-based and surgery center setting.

  • A retrospective look at anesthesia provided for the last 200 dental cases
  • Review patient selection, bmi, age, comorbidities for office based and surgery center anesthesia
  • Discuss adverse events/outcomes associated with dentistry and anesthesia for the last 200 cases
  • The role of the pediatric dentist in an emergency in the operating room

Following this seminar, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the process of assessing patients for moderate and deep sedation in office including contraindications, and how to incorporate COVID-19 history into assessment
  • Be able to describe office parameters to prepare an office for safely delivering deep/moderate sedation, including safeguards
  • Be able to identify patient and medication factors that increase risk of adverse event for in office moderate and deep sedation

Our Speakers

Brian Steele, DDS Board certified pediatric dentist and dental anesthesiologist

Dr. Brian Steele is a Texan through and through.  He was born and raised in Texas, where he also completed his dental training at the University of Texas-Houston School of Dentistry and his pediatric dentistry training at UT-Houston and Children’s Memorial Hermann hospital.  He continued his training in New York City at St. Barnabas Hospital where he completed a residency in dental anesthesiology.   Dr. Steele serves as adjunct faculty in the departments of pediatric dentistry and anesthesiology at St. Barnabas Hospital. 

Dr. Steele has taught the AAPD sedation course/simulation since 2015 and is a member of the AAPD sedation committee.  He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) , the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology (ADBA) and the National Board of Dental Anesthesiology (NBDA).

Bobby Thikkurissy is Professor and Robert Creedon Chief of Dentistry, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

He obtained his DDS from New York University, an AEGD certificate from Wright Patterson AFB, and his certificate/Masters from The Ohio State University, additionally serving 8 years in the United States Air Force. Bobby became a Diplomate of the ABPD and entered full-time academics in 2006. He has served as Directors of a predoctoral program, in-patient service and a residency programs.

He has taught in the AAPD Sedation course since 2011 and has Chaired the AAPD Sedation committee as well as served on the ADA Council of Dental Education. His research and publications have focused on; procedural sedation, children with special needs, and morbidity of pain in children. 

TAPD Winter 2021 CE Course

The Pediatric Dentist’s Role in Sleep, Breathing, and Myofunctional Disorders: A Functional Approach for Providers on the Front-Line

Schedule

Saturday, February 27, 2021
10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Central Time)
Lunch 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM with intermittent breaks
Virtual Zoom

Rates

Member Rate: $200
Non Member Rate: $300

Registration is now closed.


About Dr. Soroush Zaghi

Dr. Zaghi graduated from Harvard Medical School, completed residency in ENT (Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery) at UCLA, and Sleep Surgery Fellowship at Stanford University. He now serves as medical director of The Breathe Institute where the focus of his sub-specialty training is on the comprehensive treatment of nasal obstruction, snoring, and obstructive sleep apnea in children and adults. He is very active in clinical research with over 80+ peer-reviewed research publications in the fields of neuroscience, head and neck surgery, myofunctional therapy, and sleep-disordered breathing. Dr. Zaghi is particularly interested in studying the impact of tethered-oral tissues (such as tongue-tie) and oral myofascial dysfunction on maxillofacial development, upper airway resistance syndrome, and obstructive sleep apnea, especially as it relates to pediatric populations. He is an invited lecturer, author, and journal reviewer for topics relating to the diagnosis and management of sleep-disordered breathing and tongue-tie disorders in children and adults.

Course Overview

Pediatric dentists are in a unique position to screen and monitor for myofunctional and upper airway function disorders that may impact long-term craniofacial and airway development in children. Indeed, chronic mouth breathing and low tongue posture in actively growing children is associated with palatal growth restriction, alterations of craniofacial development, altered head posture, attention issues, poor school performance, and increased risk for obstructive-sleep apnea later in life. This presentation will provide an overview of the spectrum of sleep-related breathing disorders ranging from mouth breathing to snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. The emphasis of the presentation will be on the importance of establishing exclusive nasal breathing as the single most important objective with take-home tips and advice on how to implement these recommendations to the children and families in your practice. Six credit hours will be earned.

Learning Outcomes

  1. To appreciate the impact of sleep-related breathing disorders on pediatric populations.
  2. Be able to screen for and identify the clinical signs of mouth breathing and sleep-disordered breathing among patients in your practice.
  3. Understand that comfortable nasal breathing requires the following conditions: lips pressed together, tongue resting high on the roof of the mouth, and a patent nasal passage.
  4. Learn to manage the common causes of nose blockage: inflammation of the lining of the nose due to environmental allergies, food allergies, weather conditions, air pollution, smoking, nutritional factors, or exposure to certain chemicals. Other causes of nose blockage may include deviated septum, large turbinates, nasal polyps, or large tonsils and adenoids.
  5. Appreciate that sometimes there are no physical blockage in the nose that contribute to the sensation of nasal obstruction or mouth breathing. For these cases, providers with advanced training may be able to identify the presence of a “high arched narrow palate”, or “restrictive lingual frenulum,” among other causes of the difficulty breathing through the nose.
  6. Understand the role of saline rinses, nasal sprays, allergy medicines, mouth taping, myofunctional therapy, and surgery in the treatment of these issues.
  7. Discuss a differential diagnosis for clenching and grinding among patients who present with signs of moderate to severe dental wear and learn how to optimize your treatment by addressing the underlying causes.
  8. Recognize the role of tongue-tie and lip-tie surgery and learn how to improve the surgical outcomes of your cases.
  9. Learn about the long-term impact you can have on craniofacial growth and development by introducing early interceptive orthodontics into your clinical practice.
  10. Be able to discuss the peer-reviewed research literature supporting the role of myofunctional therapy, tongue-tie, and lip-tie surgery in the treatment of patients with mouth breathing, snoring, and/or obstructive sleep apnea.

TAPD Spring CE Course

Only What You Need to Know: Distilling the Essentials of Seeing Children in Private Practice” by Dr. E. LaRee Johnson

Friday, May 7, 2021 VIRTUAL ALL DAY COURSE

8:30AM-11:30AM – morning session
Break for Lunch
12:30PM-3:30PM – afternoon session

Please register through the TDA here.

Course Codes: VTAPD1 and VTAPD2

At the time and day of the course, you will go to TDA’s registration page where you report your CE hours. The TAPD course you signed up for will appear and you will click that button to watch the course. This is a live stream, so be sure to join at 8:30 am sharp on May 7th and remain for the duration of the course in order to receive your CE credits.

About Dr. E. LaRee Johnson

Dr. E. LaRee Johnson graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry before completing a 3-year pediatric dentistry residency and Master of Science degree at the University of North Carolina.  Dr. Johnsons was part of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Kellogg Leadership Institute Cohort V and serves as adjunct faculty at the University of North Carolina.  She has been inducted into the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. Since opening a practice from the ground up and completing board certification, Dr. Johnson has mentored many colleagues to achieve board certification and open and/or tune-up their practices. Dr. Johnson is the current President of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Johnson has been in full-time private practice for over 20 years. She is the founder of Carolina Pediatric Dentistry, a now multi-doctor, two-location practice in Raleigh, North Carolina and speaks nationally and internationally. Professionally, Dr. Johnson foremost enjoys clinical pediatric dentistry.  Her effective practice management skills are simply a byproduct of ensuring a patient-centered practice model. 

Being a wife and mother of two teenagers brings Dr. Johnson her greatest joy.  Her family’s hobbies include anything outside, travel, CrossFit and endurance sports.  Dr. Johnson and her husband have completed multiple Ironman triathlons, the Umstead 100 Mile Endurance Run, and together have the goal to complete a marathon in each of the 50 states before age 50 (including qualifying for the Boston Marathon).

Course Overview

Caring for children in our dental offices should be enjoyable and rewarding. This course is divided into half practice management and half clinical pediatric dentistry to offer a knowledge foundation to promote a fluid practice flow that is predictable and accountable while reinforcing positive clinical outcomes.

We will crack the lid on the art of hiring, firing, training, and retaining. A Team Member practice model will be presented that reinforces cross training while systematically developing systems that guarantee the most efficient flow and thereby reduce overhead. Next comes spring cleaning, a system of patient management will be introduced to ensure that your patients are seeing you or they are dismissed to offer a clean accounting picture and facilitate improvements. Finally, strategies on missed and hidden opportunities will be discussed to ensure that you are optimizing your practice potential.

The afternoon will be spent learning or finessing clinical techniques. Struggling with zirconia or chairside space maintainers? Not after this course! The integration or extended care of those with special health care needs is not only rewarding but can be a tremendous practice promoter. Learn how you can integrate these children into your practice and tips to promote their oral health. A review of possible appliances in pediatric dentistry will ensure you know what, how and when to utilize them. The day will close with the little things that make a big difference in your clinical life and the oral health of the little ones that you serve.

Learning Objectives

Practice Management

  1. Cultivate an eye for hiring the best employees, a strategy to make them better, and a heart to keep them.
  2. Develop, your practice playbook and put your employees in the best position to utilize their strengths.
  3. Generate a patient flow algorithm to account for every patient in your system.
  4. Learn scheduling sequence to promote getting appointments in the books.
  5. Uncover practice landmines and bring lost opportunities to light.

Clinical

  1. Acquire techniques to place zirconia crowns efficiently and predictably.
  2. Understand how to make chairside space maintainers clinically equal to lab fabricated.
  3. Integrate or extend your practice’s special health care needs population with these tips for success.
  4. See how minor bilateral space maintainer appliance revisions can make a tremendous difference.
  5. Understand how the little things can make or break you to ensure you and your practice’s sustainability.

Pediatric Sedation Roundup

To protect the health and safety of our participants and presenter, the Continuing Education Committee and Executive Board have decided to make the Fall CE Course all virtual this year. The course topic and speaker will remain the same, and you will still receive eight hours of CE credit, which satisfies the state requirements. Please note that this will be a live course and you must be logged in for the duration of the course to receive credit.

Virtual Fall CE Course – September 26, 2020

Saturday, September 26, 2020, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm: 
Pediatric Sedation Round Up – a review of moderate and deep sedation in pediatric dentistry

  • Review of Texas Legislative changes
  • Emergencies happen 8 seconds at a time
  • Know when to hold’em and when to fold’em

The Speaker

Brian Steele, DDS Board certified pediatric dentist and dental anesthesiologist

Dr. Brian Steele is a Texan through and through.  He was born and raised in Texas, where he also completed his dental training at the University of Texas-Houston School of Dentistry and his pediatric dentistry training at UT-Houston and Children’s Memorial Hermann hospital.  He continued his training in New York City at St. Barnabas Hospital where he completed a residency in dental anesthesiology.   Dr. Steele serves as adjunct faculty in the departments of pediatric dentistry and anesthesiology at St. Barnabas Hospital. 

Dr. Steele has taught the AAPD sedation course/simulation since 2015 and is a member of the AAPD sedation committee.  He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) , the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology (ADBA) and the National Board of Dental Anesthesiology (NBDA).

This course will satisfy sedation requirements for Texas as long as you attend while the session is live. All virtual attendees need to join the session promptly at 8:00 am and stay through the duration of the course in order to receive the certification code.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Visit our Continuing Education Section for our next CE course: February, 2021.

TAPD May Meeting

Hello All, 

We hope you and your families are well. Given the evolving situation we are all facing with COVID-19, the TAPD Board has decided to postpone our General Meeting, Board Meeting and Continuing Education course in May.

As you may have heard, TDA has also decided to cancel its annual May meeting. The TAPD Continuing Education Committee is working on ideas to reschedule our meeting.  We understand that everyone has CE requirements that will need to be met.

We are working to find a solution and will update you as soon as we have more information. We still plan to hold our Fourth Annual Fall Sedation CE on September 25 and 26, and details will be announced in May.

Thanks and stay healthy,

TAPD Board 

Sweet Child of Wine 2019

Fall CE Course – September 26 – 28, 2019

Fredericksburg, TX

Friday, September 27, 2019: 
A Sacred Trust – Keeping the Pediatric Airway Safe during moderate and deep sedation

  • Overview and Legislative Changes
  • Airway Development and Chronic Medications in the Young Child
  • Risk Management and Adverse outcomes in Procedural Sedations
  • Lessons Learned and Quality Assessment

Saturday, September 28, 2019: 
Integrative Assessment Physiologic Monitoring in moderate and deep sedation

  • Overview of Ventilation and Corresponding Monitors
  • Overview of Oxygenation and Cardiovascular Monitors
  • Interactions of Ventilation and Oxygenation in the Sedated Patient

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The Speaker

Bobby Thikkurissy is Professor and Robert Creedon Chief of Dentistry, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He obtained his DDS from New York University, an AEGD certificate from Wright Patterson AFB, and his certificate/Masters from The Ohio State University, additionally serving 8 years in the United States Air Force. Bobby became a Diplomate of the ABPD and entered full-time academics in 2006.

He has served as Directors of a predoctoral program, in-patient service and a residency programs. He has taught in the AAPD Sedation course since 2011 and has chaired the AAPD Sedation committee as well as served on the ADA Council of Dental Education. His research and publications have focused on procedural sedation, children with special needs, and morbidity of pain in children. 

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