2019 Garden State Dental Conference & Expo

Agenda

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  • May 2, 2019
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    2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    GPR Directors Forum  (2 CEUS)

    The New Jersey Dental Association welcomes residency directors from general practice and specialty programs to join our discussion hosted by Dr. Joan Monaco, NJDA Director of Dental Benefits, and Nashon Hornsby, Esq., Assistant Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health. Join the conversation regarding New Jersey’s Dental Director position and the impact on the future of dentistry here in the garden state.

     Optional 
    4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Can the Cracked Tooth Be Saved?  (2 CEUS)

    Can the Cracked Tooth Be Saved? Early Detection and Proper Protocol for the Management of the Cracked Tooth


    Course Description:
    Cracked teeth are the third most common cause of tooth loss. The diagnosis of the cracked tooth can often be perplexing because of clinical and radiographic symptoms that mimic other pulpal conditions. Studies demonstrate that most cracked teeth with reversible pulpitis can be properly restored without endodontic treatment. When a crack is suspected, guiding the patient to the proper treatment is paramount. Is a cast restoration adequate? Will endodontic treatment and a cast restoration be necessary or is an extraction the only option? This discussion will consider the variables that should be taken into consideration when making these decisions.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe the signs and symptoms that may indicate the presence of a cracked tooth
    • Describe treatment considerations for patients with a cracked tooth
    • Describe factors that may lead to the development of a cracked tooth
    Fee  Optional 
    4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM
    6 Steps Back to Fee for Service  (2 CEUS)
    Course Description:
    Dr. Rasner maps out – in use it on Monday detail – his six point strategy to reach an extraordinary income while maintaining a reputation as a respected dentist that everyone wants to go to. As a full time practicing clinician, he lives in your world. He’ll share not just what he’s done right, but what he’s done wrong. After 37 years as a full time practicing clinician, he remains “all in” on the best and only way to maintain an independent practice that enables you to reach incredible potential.

    Learning Objectives:
    • The triad of clinical skills necessary for a meteoric road back from the toxic insurance practice.
    • The best case acceptance blueprint in the industry. Bar none.
    • Where to invest your marketing dollars. And where to avoid.
    • Why you should quit wasting your time using formulated financial rewards as a motivator for your team. (With 16 staff members with me over 16 years, I know what works.)
    • Why your AR are too high, and the one airtight solution to getting paid up front and solving the cash flow issue.
    • Real world steps to rein in your out of control overhead.
    Speakers:
    Fee  Optional 
    5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM
    Residency Fair

    Recommended for third year dental students 


    The General Practice Residency Fair is designed for dental students considering a residency program as the next phase of their career. NJDA invites residency programs from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania to participate. Program directors have an opportunity to introduce their program to current dental students and engage prospective residents in this open environment.

    This program is sponsored by:

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     Optional 
    5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM
    Welcome to the Dental Profession

    Recommended for first and second year dental students 

    Students and residents are invited to participate in an interactive social event on the exhibit floor followed by a reception where you’ll meet some of the New Jersey leaders in dentistry. Enjoy a drink, light appetizers and WELCOME TO DENTISTRY! 

     Optional 
    6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM
    Welcome Dinner

    Welcome to the Garden State Dental Conference!  Join dental professionals, residents, dental students and exhibitors for a casual dinner event after we close the exhibit floor.  Your ticket includes, dinner, drinks and networking!  Come and enjoy!

    All students are welcome to attend!



    Fee  Optional 
  • May 3, 2019
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    8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Total Health Dentistry and Practice Profitability  (3 CEUS)
    Course Description:
    Learn how the trends in lifestyle related illnesses such as obesity, heart disease, sleep apnea and acid reflux closely intertwine with periodontal disease, caries and oral cancer. This program will help you add new resources of revenue, life your morale, attract quality new patient, and build physician referral relationships.

    Learning Objectives:
    • Learn to identify many links between oral and systemic health
    • Begin facilitating lasting health change behavior in children
    • Learn how to grow your network by turning physician referrals to into strong co-referral relationships
    • Discover how to build a niche in market by building a total health dental practice
    Speakers:
    Fee  Optional 
    9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
    “Up In Smoke?” Management of Dental Pain, the Opioid Crisis, and the Rise of Cannabis  (2 CEUS)
    Course Description
    Cannabis (marijuana) has been legalized for medical use and for recreational purposes in many states. It has been promoted as a replacement for opioids in the treatment of pain and even as a substitute for opioids in the treatment of addiction. Yet, due to its status as a Schedule I substance, there has been relatively little research as to cannabis and its medicinal uses, especially in dentistry. This course will introduce the dental professional to the available information regarding cannabis, its routes of administration, adverse effects, and effects on dental treatment. This course will also explore the use of opioid analgesics in the management of dental pain and the potential therapeutic uses of cannabis with and without opioids. With so many dental patients and dental professionals potentially using cannabis, this course is a must for the entire dental team.

    Learning Objectives:
    • Discuss the pharmacology and mechanism of action of opioid and non-opioid analgesics.
    • Describe the pharmacology, mechanism of action, routes of administration, adverse effects and dental considerations of cannabis.
    • Identify the most current statistics on the opioid crisis in the United States.
    • Describe the management of opioid addiction, including the purported uses of cannabis in this regard.
    • Explore the proposed intended role of cannabis, with and without opioid analgesics, in the management of acute dental pain.
    Fee  Optional 
    9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Managing the Patient with Infectious Disease (Exhibit Floor Classrooms)  (2 CEUS)

    Registration will be available on-site.

    Course Description:
    The dental office may be seeing patients who present with a medical history of hepatitis, HIV, HPV disease. Newly important today is the potential for treating a patient with HPV disease (increased incidence of oropharyngeal carcinoma).This course will review the biological, medical and oral/dental considerations when treating these patients.

    Learning Objectives:

    • What viruses really are - how these "smart little creatures" use our genetic material to reproduce and cause illness
    • Hepatitis B, C - an overview of the different virology of B and C, what hepatitis actually is, and dental care considerations
    • Human Immunodeficiency Virus - how this virus invades and alters our immune system to keep surviving, and why there is no vaccination or cure for the illness
    • Dental treatment considerations when treating the patient with HIV infection
    • The Biology of the Human Papilloma Virus - why warts vs. cancer - dental care considerations when managing patients with HPV illness
    Speakers:
    Fee  Optional  Closed 
    9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Management of the Pediatric and Special Needs Population in the Dental Office  (2 CEUS)

    Course Description:
    This lecture will provide a comprehensive review of topics related to the management of pediatric and special needs patients in the dental office. This course targets pediatric dentists, general practitioners, and all sedation providers who interact with pediatric and special needs patients. An analysis of the anatomy and physiology of pediatric and special needs population, and the interactions with sedative agents in the dental setting. Safety statistics demonstrating the success of sedation in the dental setting will provide informative material to parents and families in preparation for sedation visits. A discussion of recent events will facilitate an understanding of parent concerns and expectations for treatment in the dental office.


    Learning Objectives:

    • Management of the special needs population in the dental office: patient presentation, behavior management, and establishing anesthetic treatment plan.
    • Review of the most commonly used sedative agents with pediatric and special needs sedation in the dental office.
    • Identifying the appropriate sedative agent(s) for the individual pediatric and special needs patients based on behavior, temperaments and dental needs.
    • Review of patient selection for in-office sedation, identifying the ideal candidate as well as potentially challenging candidates.
    • Analysis of statistics, updates of safety guidelines, and recent news events to allow for proper discussion with patients and families when presenting sedation dentistry.
    Speakers:
    Fee  Optional 
    11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM
    Oral Health Coalition Luncheon - INVITATION ONLY

    The Oral Health Coalition Luncheon is a private invitation only meeting.

    To register for this meeting please check off "Add to Waitlist."Only invitees of the Oral Health Coalition will be approved from the waitlist. 

     Optional 
    11:45 AM  -  12:29 PM
    Cash and Carry Lunch Ticket

    Cash and Carry Lunch will be available on the exhibit floor from 12:00pm - 1:30pm (please disregard the time indicated above).Pre-order your cash & carry lunch ticket and save $8. Prices increase on-site. Cash and Carry Lunch Tickets include the following:

    • Sandwich OR Salad
    • Chips or Fruit
    • Beverage

    Please Note: Lunch tickets are non-refundable. Lunch selections will be available on the next registration page.

    Fee  Optional  Closed 
    11:45 AM  -  12:45 PM
    LUNCH & LEARN: Public Health, the Environment, and Dentistry  (1 CEU)
    Course Description:
    This course is focused on the impact of environment on human health. It will examine dentistry’s role in environmental public health and discuss the concept of environmental stewardship. It includes such topics as the historical context for regulation, the rationale for the rules, understanding toxins and pollutants, and identifying emerging exposure and human health issues. The discussion will be brought to the present time as it examines the relationship between dentistry and mercury pollutants. It will discuss the new EPA regulation on amalgam recycling which went into effect in July 2017. It will look at key components of the regulation and the timing for compliance. It will then address developing compliance policies and procedures for individual practices and discuss how to implement them including the use of best management practices.

    Learning Objectives:
    • Impact the environment on human health
    • Assist office with efficient processing of dental claims
    • Environmental policy and regulatory development
    • Dentistry’s role in environmental public health
    • Develop and implement compliance policies
    Speakers:
    Fee  Optional 
    11:45 AM  -  12:45 PM
    LUNCH & LEARN: Website Design, Internet Marketing and The Perfect Recall System  (1 CEU)

    The Internal and External Marketing Tools That Can Maximize Your Practice's Revenue

    Course Description:
    Among the most under-utilized tools by the health professional is the use of website and internet marketing techniques.   These tools can be used by every doctor to greatly expand their communication with patients, increase their internet presence, build their online reputation and vastly expand the scope of their practices.

    While website design and internet marketing are integral parts of an external marketing plan, perhaps the easiest way to increase revenue and profit margins is by building the perfect recall and reminder system.


    Learning Objectives:

    Website Design Dos and Don’ts
    Using your Website as a Clinical tool to communicate with Specialists
    Search Engine Optimization
    How to list your Practice/Business across the internet
    Social Media
    Maps Listings
    Search Engine Submission
    Generating Reviews and Monitoring Your Online Reputation
    Pay-Per-Click Advertising
    Tracking your results and determining an ROI
    Shortening Recall Intervals
    A Guided, Strategic Recall System
    Maximizing Income from your Recall system
    Reconfirmation Strategies
    Patient Communication Goals

    Speakers:
    Fee  Optional  Closed 
    12:00 PM  -  12:59 PM
    LUNCH & LEARN: DSO vs CEO: Evaluating Your Career Options as an Associate Dentist
    Course Description:
    This course addresses a question every dentist faces at various points in their career; Should I work as an associate or venture into private practice by purchasing or starting a practice? The short answer is, “It depends.” Every person is different and places different values on work/life balance, flexibility and income potential and each option has pros and cons. This seminar will help you make an informed decision about which career path is the best fit.

    Learning Objectives:
    • Assess the difference in personal income as an associate compared to owning a dental
    • Describe what options there are for practice ownership
    • Build a career path, a business plan, and a personal financial road map
    Fee  Optional 
    12:00 PM  -  12:59 PM
    LUNCH & LEARN: Tooth Whitening at Home and In-Office  (1 CEU)
    Course Description
    According to a survey of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the most common response to “What would you most like to improve about your smile?” was “whiter and brighter teeth.” Manufacturers responded with a huge variety of products and technologies for tooth whitening. To manage patient’s expectations, it’s important to know the limitations and requirements of the different products and technologies in the market. This course provides an overview about technologies offered over the counter in the form of gels or toothpastes for home use and bleaching products for home and in-office use. 

    Learning Objectives
    • Describe differences of whitening and bleaching products
    • Understand the mechanism of action of hydrogen peroxide
    • Manage patient’s expectations on clinical outcomes 
    Fee  Optional 
    12:15 PM  -  1:14 PM
    LUNCH & LEARN: How to Increase Your Dental Practice Profitability

    How To Increase Your Dental Practice Profitability, including a full understanding of the tax lawsand how it impacts you and your dental practices

    Course Description
    In this seminar we will cover the costs of operating a dental practice, key ways to motivate and retain staff, metrics to measure a dental practice by, including understanding the tax laws and how they impact your practice and much, much more.


    Learning Objectives

    • Understanding the costs of operating a dental practice
    • Key metrics to measure a dental practice by
    • What your staff is really costing you
    • Obtain a broad understanding of the New Tax Law and how it could affect your Practice and related Real Estate Assets
    • New Meals & Entertainment Rules, Charity Rules
    • Revisiting the proper choice of Entity
    • Year End Planning
    Fee  Optional 
    12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Demystifying Attachment Prosthetics  (3 CEUs)

    Course Description:
    This program emphasizes the rationale for using precision and semi-precision attachments in the treatment planning of fixed and removable partial dentures, segmented fixed bridges, hybrids, overdentures on natural teeth and implants. Each of these prosthetic options is discussed in detail, especially implants which require special treatment planning considerations.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the rationale for using attachments in fixed and removable prosthetics on abutments, roots and implants
    • Become familiar with precision and semi-precision attachments, studs, rod and tubes, magnets, bars and other types of fixed, segmented, removable, and overdenture attachments
    • Be able to immediately incorporate attachment dentistry into patient treatment planning
    • Learn to take a closer look at the redistribution of traumatic forces to bone, soft tissue, teeth and implants and understand how they are affected
    Fee  Optional  Closed 
    1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    An Introduction to Airway Orthodontics  (2 CEUS)
    Course Description:
    The ADA has set a policy for dentists to help children establish "an optimal airway and breathing pattern". What has this got to do with dentistry? A lot, as a matter of fact. As physicians of the face, we are directly responsible for the way the lower half of the face, including both jaws, grows, how the functions of mastication, swallowing, and now breathing and rest posture are carried out. Attending to the structure, function, and behavior of the cranial, muscular, and respiratory complex is definitely within our scope of practice. So how do we put this policy into practice? Barry Raphael, DMD, past president of the New Jersey Association of Orthodontists and the Passaic County Dental Society, has been developing protocols for "Airway Orthodontics" for the past 10 years (of a 40-year career) and will show us just how simple it is to put his protocols into practice. Simple but not always easy. He will also talk about the challenges that face us as dentists to bring dental and health care into the 21st Century.

    Learning Objectives:
    • The underpinnings of the "Airway" approach
    • The assessment of airway problems in children and adults
    • The various modalities that address the structural, functional, and behavioral components of the airway problem, and what he sees as the future of orthodontics and dentistry.
    Speakers:
    Fee  Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Bloodborne Pathogens  (2 CEUS)

    Course Description
    American Safety & Health Institute’s Bloodborne Pathogens program includes information that will help students understand what bloodborne pathogens are and how risks of exposure can be reduced for themselves and others. The program assists in satisfying the training requirements of the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.

    Learning Objectives

    • What Are Bloodborne Pathogens
    • How Infection Occurs
    • Specific Bloodborne Pathogens
    • Hepatitis B Virus
    • Hepatitis C Virus
    • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
    • Transmitting Bloodborne Pathogens
    • Your Employer's Exposure Control Plan
    • Recognizing the Potential for Exposure
    • Methods to Control the Risk of Exposure
    • Using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Hepatitis B immunization
    • If Exposure Occurs
    • Housekeeping
    • Communicating a Hazard in the Workplace
    Fee  Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Coding for the Physicians of the Oral Cavity (Exhibit Floor Classroom)  (1 CEU)

    Registration will be available on-site.


    Course Description:
    Should there be a cultural shift to define dentists as oral physicians? By shifting from “restoration-centered” dental offices to “prevention-centered wellness centers”, you can set your office apart from the pack. Proper coding and documentation is crucial. This course will provide guidance on codes to accurately report the services and discuss the information/clinical documentation to support the treatment. All staff and clinicians should receive training to identify situations when the new codes might apply, understand when it’s necessary to gather more information on medical conditions related to a procedure, and document procedures so that they can be eligible for benefits whenever possible.


    Learning Objectives

    • Identify when medical coverage may provide better coverage than dental benefits for the same procedures.
    • Identify codes to report side effects of medications, bulimia or GERD
    • Identify when lab processing of specimens should be submitted to medical or dental.
    • Establishing an oral systemic health link indications for use of codes in patients with systemic diseases, diabetes or cardiovascular diseases.
    • Identify adjunct codes to report identifying and modifying behaviors interfering with positive oral health outcomes.
    • Identify additional codes to report additional time and resources used to provide experience or expertise beyond that possessed by the patient.
    Speakers:
    Fee  Optional  Closed 
    1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Treating Advanced Disease Without Implants - Is it Possible? When and How  (3 CEUs)
    Course Description:
    A thorough description of treatment modalities available in treating advance disease will be accomplished.  A step by step method of sequencing therapy between the Periodontist and the Restorative Dentist will be described.  Case presentations will be made which illustrate long term success in treatment planning Periodontal Prosthetic Patients.

    Learning Objectives:
    • Participants will be able to understand different methods of treatment of periodontal disease.
    • Participants will be able to sequence therapy between the Periodontist and Restorative Dentist.
    • Understand the Value of Management of Occlusal Disease.
    • Have an understanding of when and how far to splint teeth.
    • Understand when implants are necessary.
    Fee  Optional 
    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Dr. Joan’s Coding Changes (Exhibit Floor Classroom)  (1 CEU)

    Registration will be available on-site

    Course Description:
    Should there be a cultural shift to define dentists as oral physicians? By shifting from "restoration-centered" dental offices to "prevention-centered wellness centers", you can set your office apart from the pack. Proper coding and documentation is crucial, whether dental or medical. This course will provide guidance on codes available to accurately report the services provided as well as discuss the information and clinical documentation to support the treatment. All staff and clinicians should receive training so that they can identify situations when the new codes might apply, understand when it’s necessary to gather more information on medical conditions related to a procedure, and document procedures fully so that they can be eligible for benefits whenever possible.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Identify when medical coverage may provide better coverage than dental benefits for the same procedures
    • Identify codes to report side –effects of medications, bulimia or GERD
    • Identify when lab processing of specimens should be submitted to medical or dental
    • Establishing an oral – systemic health link Indications for use of codes in patients with systemic diseases, diabetes, or cardiovascular diseases
    • Identify adjunct codes to report identifying and modifying behaviors interfering with positive oral health outcomes
    • Identify additional codes to report additional time and resources used to provide experience or expertise beyond that possessed by the patient.
    Speakers:
    Fee  Optional  Closed 
    4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Cheers to Profitable Practices (Practice Solutions Reception)

    Stop by the Bank of America booth (#707) for an invitation to their private reception on Friday, May 3rd from 4:30pm – 5:30pm.  Enjoy food and beverage compliments of NJDA’s and your practice partner, Bank of America!


    This program is presented by:

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     Optional  Closed 
    4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Toast the New Rutgers School of Dental Medicine Alumni Officers  (Invitation Only)

    Join your fellow alumni and Dean Cecile Feldman, DMD, as the new officers are inducted into the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine Alumni Association. Alumni will gather for a brief ceremony prior to the Dentistry Rocks Dinner Event on Friday, May 3rd at 6:00pm.

    This program is made possible by:

    Rutgers SDM Alumni Association

     

     Optional 
    6:00 PM  -  10:00 PM
    Dentistry Rocks Dinner Event

    Finish your full day of education and vising the exhibit hall with an exciting evening dinner event. The Dentistry Rocks Dinner Event features a performance by Elektrosurge; Dr. Peter DeSciscio and the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine student cover band. Tickets include a buffet dinner, beer, wine, soda and dancing.

    Fee  Optional 
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