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Christian Dental Fellowship Breakfast

Meetings PNDC Event Type: Meeting. Venue: Hyatt Maple - Olympic Tower. Course Description: RSVP to Shelley Wilson at (206) 524-8777, or via email: office@gordonsakodds.com. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM.

Dental Photography and Digital Processing: A Hands-On Workshop

Workshops PNDC Speaker: Michael Yurth, BS, DDS, AEGD. PNDC Event Type: Workshop. Venue: Hyatt Laurel - Cascade Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: $225. Course Description: Do you feel like you need to be better at taking pictures? Have you ever wished you understood more about how intra- or extra-oral cameras work, or how to take better photographs of your dental patients and cases? Would you like to have someone explain it all to you, and then help you get some hands-on experience and coaching around a dental chair? Then this is the class for you! You bring your equipment, and we will help you learn how to choose your best settings, and get great images of your patients in y… Objectives: Get a better understanding of the fundamentals of photography Learn to apply that in a clinical or lab setting Figure out the best setting to use on your equipment. Prerequisites: Supplies required: It is highly recommended that the participants bring their own photography equipment if possible, including: Camera, Macro lens, Flash/Ring light, batteries, data cards, cheek retractors, mirrors. Topics: Dental Photography. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Lab Tech. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

21 Ways to Improve Practice Customer Service

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Roger Levin, DDS. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Grand EFGH - Olympic Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: When it comes to customer service, patients are more demanding than ever before. Providing excellent customer service is more about combining a number of little things than focusing solely on a few big things, which is why this course will include 21 practical and easy-to-implement methods to immediately improve customer service in any practice. The outstanding success of some of the best companies and organizations in the United States has been attributed to their high level of customer service. However, c… Objectives: Implement new, leading-edge customer service techniques that exceed patients’ expectations Utilize techniques to increase patient satisfaction and case acceptance Know how to overcome difficult situations with difficult patients. Topics: Practice Management. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Lab Tech. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Adhesive and Restorative Dentistry: Separating Fact from Fiction

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Harald Heymann, DDS, MEd. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Meydenbauer Theatre. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Confused by all the different dental adhesives? Are “Universal” adhesives just “old wine in new bottles?” What are the keys to success with posterior composites? How do you prevent recurrent decay and sensitivity and attain tight proximal contacts? What about bulk-fill composites? New light curing concepts? MMPs? Matrixing systems? Sonic and thermoplastic insertion techniques? Bonding and cements for zirconia? eMax? This presentation will provide info on what works and what doesn’t in adhesive and conservat… Objectives: Distinguish among the many types of adhesive systems and describe what works and what doesn’t Chronicle the most effective ways to bond to various ceramics like zirconia and eMax Describe how best to use contemporary restoratives including bulk-fill composites, RMGICs, sonic and thermoplastic posterior composites. Topics: Dental Materials. Target Audiences: Dentist. EFDA/Assistant. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Building Your Online Brand Through Digital Marketing

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Scott Childress. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Auditorium - Cascade Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: In today’s digital age, it is not enough to only have a website or a daily post on social media. You have to consider your brand and how you are coming across to prospective patients. Are you giving them a reason to choose you? Are you establishing your brand so it is easily recognizable in the communities you serve? Are you truly engaged online and interacting with both existing and prospective patients? In this lecture, Jaime Couden will teach you how to build your practice brand through digital marketing… Objectives: Understand how your website and online reputation compares to your competition Learn how to make your website stand out Increase the value of your online brand with the right social media efforts. Topics: Marketing. Target Audiences: Dentist. Front Office. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Exploring the oral microbiome - Stunning revelations about how microbes actually create disease

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Anne Guignon, RDH, MPH. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Grand IJ - Olympic Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Recent discoveries about polymicrobial biofilms are both disturbing and thought provoking. Dental diseases are not classic infections but rather caused by complex polymicrobial communities. New molecular techniques demonstrate that caries and periodontal diseases are the result of the activities of dysbiotic microbial communities. Oral microbial diseases are manifestations of dramatic, sustained ecological shifts that overwhelm the host immune system. Microbes, once thought to be key in the disease processe… Objectives: Appreciate the role of keystone pathogens and inflamophilic microbes in periodontal disease Discover how enamel and dentin caries differ ecologically Learn ways to disrupt biofilm more effectively and how non-antibiotic strategies like arginine and xylitol target pathogens. Topics: Oral Medicine. Target Audiences: Hygienist. Dentist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Implant Solutions for the Edentulous Patient

Lectures PNDC Speaker: David Little, DDS. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Meydenbauer 404. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: The edentulous population continues to grow domestically as well as globally. This market has been underserved for many years, and patients have had to adapt to ill-fitting dentures. Thanks to advances in technologies and techniques, dental professionals are now able to provide predictable solutions to increase function, form, and esthetics. These solutions will enhance the quality of life of a fully edentulous patient. This presentation will discuss implant solutions for the edentulous patient. Objectives: Using planning software, learn diagnosis and treatment planning for the edentulous patient, from implant-retained soft tissue-supported to implant-retained implant-supported solutions Learn impression techniques, proper abutment and Attachment selection, and how to pick implant overdenture Attachments intraorally Techniques for providing immediate provisionalization for the edentulous patient. Topics: Implants. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Lab Tech. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Increase Profit, Performance, and Productivity: Dental Communication That Works

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Lisa Copeland. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Regency EFG - Cascade Tower. CE: 2 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Have you ever wondered if your team members or partners are really listening? Communication is the cornerstone of business and life! Acquiring or improving skills that personalize and customize your business interactions builds trust and enables you to deliver your message with confidence. Humans operate on an emotional level. By customizing office protocols and enhancing your speaking delivery skills you will succeed in presenting a memorable and impactful message that will empower your team members,… Objectives: Learn to use iRONMAN Principles to empower your team and patients Master consistent, predictable communication that will produce desired productivity, revenue, and profit goals Understand how to create a positive, lasting impression so you get the respect and referrals you deserve. Topics: Communication. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Lab Tech. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Infection Control 2019: What, Why, Where, When, and How

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Terre Harris. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Regency ABCD - Cascade Tower. TBD. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: WISHA considers many of the safety-related CDC guidelines to be “industry accepted standards” and has cited dental practices for not following those infection control recommendations. Unfortunately, until very recently in Washington, those guidelines were just recommendations and not adopted regulations. That changed earlier this year. Understanding “What” Washington’s new Infection Control guidelines are and “Why” you are expected to follow them is only one part of your infection control program. Knowing… Objectives: Be introduced to the basic and extended dental office infection control “rules” Learn WISHA’s infection control expectations Review accepted disinfection, barrier protection, and sterilization procedures. Topics: Infection Control. Target Audiences: EFDA/Assistant. Dentist. Hygienist. Lab Tech. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Inflammation and the Oral/Systemic Connection: Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes through Dentistry

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Amy Doneen, DNP, ARNP. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Evergreen ABC - Olympic Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: The oral/systemic link is based on the connection between vascular health and inflammation. Heart attacks and ischemic strokes are triggered by an inflammatory process that can be initiated and exacerbated by periodontal disease. High-risk periodontal pathogens are causal of atherosclerotic changes. The Bale/Doneen Method bridges the gap between medicine and dentistry while promoting optimal health and wellness in all patients while preventing heart attacks and strokes. Objectives: Participants will appreciate the vascular link between periodontal disease and heart attack and stroke risk The dental professional will be able to elucidate the inflammatory causal relationship between periodontal pathogens and atherosclerosi The participants will recognize the importance of medicine and dentistry working together to insure optimal health for the patients with vascular disease. Topics: Wellness. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

LipZip: Breathe Better to Live Better

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Trisha O'Hehir, MS, RDH. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Grand ABC - Olympic Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Mouth breathing doesn’t look good, but more importantly it leads to long face syndrome, sleep disordered breathing, attention deficit disorder, daytime fatigue, a reduction in oxygen absorption and ultimately sleep apnea. Ankyloglossia, infant feeding, pacifier use, thumb sucking and tongue rest position may all influence mouth breathing. A simple five-step screening process identifies factors affecting nasal breathing, and three essential actions taken by dental professionals will help switch mouth breathe… Objectives: Understand oxygen absorption differences between nasal and mouth breathing Describe early habits that lead to mouth breathing and long face syndrome Understand tongue function and the impact of ankyloglossia. Topics: Sleep Apnea. Target Audiences: Hygienist. Dentist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Lab Tech. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Local Anesthesia Strategies and Updates: What You Don’t Know Can’t Help You

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Arthur DiMarco, DMD. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Madrona - Cascade Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: “Do I need a shot?” Even though necessary injections can be frightening, from the perspective of a clinician trying to stay on schedule, comments such as “It’s not numb,” and “Are you sure that isn’t water?” can be frustrating and disappointing. Leveraging pharmacology, anatomy, technique, and patient factors can significantly improve the LA landscape. A case-based discussion will highlight Gow-Gates blocks, PDLs, short needle IA blocks, buffering, eutectics, CCLADs, distractions, and other lesser known tec… Objectives: Participants will learn easy, more comfortable approaches to mandibular anesthesia Participants will learn cardinal signs of effective PDL injections and ways to provide widespread mandibular anesthesia when IA blocks don’t or won’t work Participants will learn about the benefits of altering tissue environments, including what the future may hold for buffering, important information regarding articaine, and how to leverage drugs for optimal benefit. Topics: Anesthesia. Target Audiences: Hygienist. Dentist. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Peri-Implant Disease: Diagnosis, Management, and Maintenance

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Kevin Suzuki, DMD, MS. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Meydenbauer 405-406. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: This lecture will address Peri-implant diseases, diagnoses, etiology and risk factors, treatment modalities, and maintenance strategies. The format will be lecture and case presentations while incorporating literature support and current academy positions. Objectives: Participants will become familiar with diagnoses, etiologies, and risk factors associated with Peri-implant disease Participants will learn about modalities of implant disease treatment methods Participants will learn about maintenance of dental implants via in-office techniques and patient home care. Topics: Implants. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Precision Medicine Comes to TMD Diagnosis and Management: Multimodal Therapies Including Neurotoxin

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Mark Drangsholt, DDS, MPH, PhD. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Cedar - Cascade Tower. TBD. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Precision medicine means treating a patient specifically for their unique biology and condition. Applying these concepts to orofacial pain and TMD is resulting in better outcomes. They center on newer and enhanced diagnostics and pragmatic single-patient trials. The precision medicine paradigm results in offering specific therapies given responses to diagnostic tests. Both common and significant TMD subtypes and comorbid conditions will be discussed in a case-based format with practical strategies to improv… Objectives: Know what precision medicine means, and how it is applied to orofacial pain Know the most important outcome measures in orofacial pain Describe the 7 most important diagnostic domains in orofacial pain. Topics: Oral Medicine. Target Audiences: Dentist. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Risk Management: Addressing Current Issues in the Dental Practice

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Melissa Sanchez. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Grand K - Olympic Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: This course discusses dental practice vulnerabilities associated with malpractice exposures. Emphasis will be placed on the most common practice management concerns including dealing with difficult patients, transgender patients, minor patients’ consent to treatment, opioid and other substance abuse issues, treating pregnant patients, and what to do when equipment harms a patient. Discussion will be held on proper documentation of patient care, building good patient rapport, and the importance of patient co… Objectives: • Apply tried and true risk management principles to your practice to optimize patient care and reduce your risk of malpractice claims • Realize that your malpractice carrier should be an automatic resource when you have practice-related questions • Understand that all members of your practice contribute to not only each patient’s experience, but also to the practice’s liability strengths or weaknesses. Topics: Risk Management. Target Audiences: Dentist. Front Office. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

What’s New in Endo?

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Natasha Flake, DDS, PhD, MSD. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Meydenbauer 401-403. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Been awhile since you’ve updated your endodontic knowledge? Wonder what those advertisements are really about? Thinking of changing the way you perform endodontics? This session will review the latest developments, trends, and hot topics in clinical endodontics. New concepts, technologies, and treatment strategies introduced or popularized in the past few years will be discussed. Topics will span all stages of endodontic treatment, from diagnosis and treatment planning to case completion, including: CBCT, m… Objectives: Understand how endodontic diagnosis and treatment planning have progressed Understand how new technologies are applied in clinical endodontics Understand how endodontic technologies and treatment strategies are evaluated through research. Topics: Endodontics. Target Audiences: Dentist. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Alliance of WSDA

Meetings PNDC Event Type: Meeting. Venue: Hyatt Cottonwood - Cascade Tower. Course Description: 0. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Direct Anterior Resin Bonding: Practical and Predictable

New and Emerging Speaker Series PNDC Speaker: Kevin Brown, DDS. PNDC Event Type: New and Emerging Speaker Series. Venue: Meydenbauer 407-408. CE: 1 Credit. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: How often do you get an emergency call with a patient that chipped or fractured their front tooth and they want it fixed NOW? This lecture will use beautiful clinical photography to describe and illustrate in great detail a predictable method for restoring anterior teeth using a polychormatic layering technique in a time-efficient manner. This technique has a wide array of applications including: class 4 fractures, diastema closure, peg laterals, class 3 interproximal, add incisal length and others. Objectives: How to predictably layer composite resin in the anterior segment How to confidently shape, finish and polish anterior composites to perfection How to fabricate and use a silicone putty index. Topics: Restorative/Esthetics. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM.

The Case for Early Surgical Management of TMD

New and Emerging Speaker Series PNDC Speaker: Michael Wasson, DDS. PNDC Event Type: New and Emerging Speaker Series. Venue: Meydenbauer 407-408. CE: 1 Credit. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: This lecture will aim to briefly explore the pathology of the most common Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMDs) in order to better explain where and when certain treatment interventions can and cannot be applied effectively. Additionally, various surgical options will be discussed with a particular focus on minimally invasive procedures such as arthrocentesis, diagnostic arthroscopy, and surgical arthroscopy. Finally, the advantages and disadvantages of surgical and non-surgical treatment options will be… Objectives: Understanding of the typical TMD patient and disease progression Understanding the surgical options available to TMD patients with an emphasis on arthrocentesis, arthroscopy, and minimally invasive procedures Understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of surgical and non-surgical treatments of TMD. Topics: TMD/TMJ. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM.

International College of Dentists, Washington Section

Meetings PNDC Event Type: Meeting. Venue: Maggiano's Little Italy - Lincoln Square. Course Description: RSVP to Dr. Mary Smith at (509) 325-0233, via text at 509-999-6780 or email: mksmith327@gmail.com. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

BLS for Healthcare Providers: A Hands-On Workshop

Workshops PNDC Speaker: Art Cole. PNDC Event Type: Workshop. Venue: Hyatt Maple - Olympic Tower. TBD. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: SOLD OUT. Course Description: The Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers workshop covers core material such as adult CPR (including two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag mask), foreign-body airway obstruction, and automated external defibrillation (AED). Objectives: Participants will receive their CPR certification course completion card (cards expire every two years). Topics: BLS. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Clinical Crown Lengthening: A Hands-On Workshop

Workshops PNDC Speaker: Kevin Suzuki, DMD, MS. PNDC Event Type: Workshop. Venue: Hyatt Juniper - Cascade Tower. TBD. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: $350. Course Description: This course is combination of instruction, demonstration, and hands on (pig-jaw) workshop. Participants will learn the principles of clinical crown lengthening surgery for private practice. Indications, considerations, and surgical principles will be addressed. Objectives: Participants will learn principles of patient evaluation, clinical, and diagnostic considerations Participants will learn surgical and anatomic principles Participants will be able to practice and develop hands-on skills to become proficient in performing surgery. Prerequisites: Supplies required: loupes and/or head light if desired. Topics: Periodontics. Target Audiences: Dentist. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Dental Photography and Digital Processing: A Hands-On Workshop (Repeat)

Workshops PNDC Speaker: Michael Yurth, BS, DDS, AEGD. PNDC Event Type: Workshop. Venue: Hyatt Laurel - Cascade Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: $225. Course Description: Do you feel like you need to be better at taking pictures? Have you ever wished you understood more about how intra- or extra-oral cameras work, or how to take better photographs of your dental patients and cases? Would you like to have someone explain it all to you, and then help you get some hands-on experience and coaching around a dental chair? Then this is the class for you! You bring your equipment, and we will help you learn how to choose your best settings, and get great images of your patients in y… Objectives: Get a better understanding of the fundamentals of photography Learn to apply that in a clinical or lab setting Figure out the best setting to use on your equipment. Prerequisites: Supplies required: It is highly recommended that the participants bring their own photography equipment if possible, including: Camera, Macro lens, Flash/Ring light, batteries, data cards, cheek retractors, mirrors. Topics: Dental Photography. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Lab Tech. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Local Anesthesia Strategies and Updates: What You Don’t Know Can’t Help You: A Hands-On Workshop

Workshops PNDC Speaker: Arthur DiMarco, DMD. PNDC Event Type: Workshop. Venue: Hyatt Madrona - Cascade Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: SOLD OUT. Course Description: Participants will be instructed in the techniques mentioned in Dr. DiMarco’s Thursday morning session and some that were not mentioned. Methods of administering painless injections and individual instruction in techniques will occur. While this is a hands-on session, we will be using needles that do not penetrate and have proven to be excellent adjuncts when teaching local anesthesia. Objectives: Learning from small-group discussions of technique issues Learning techniques with individual hands-on instruction Learning ways of administering painless injections. Prerequisites: -"Local Anesthesia Strategies and Updates: What You Don’t Know Can’t Help You" Lecture -Must be licensed or credentialed to administer local anesthesia -Supplies required: A sterile syringe for each participant and a plastic bag for each participant to carry out their contaminated syringes. Topics: Anesthesia. Target Audiences: Hygienist. Dentist. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Marketing Strategies for Your Dental Practice: A Hands-On Workshop

Workshops PNDC Speaker: Phil Horton & Naomi Newell. PNDC Event Type: Workshop. Venue: Hyatt Auditorium - Cascade Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: $95. Course Description: Digital marketing is the process of taking control of your digital assets to drive your message, branding and ensure patients are finding the right materials when searching online. Digital marketing, with numerous social media platforms, online directories, and business listings, can feel overwhelming. Maybe you hired an agency, tried to do it yourself, or went a different route without much success. Join Phil Horton as he explains how to build your platform, and how to efficiently manage your practice’s ma… Objectives: Learn best practices for your marketing your practice Find out how to build your online reputation Efficiently manage and continue to expand your digital marketing. Prerequisites: Supplies Required: Laptop. Topics: Marketing. Target Audiences: Dentist. Front Office. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Obturation Blitz: A Hands-On Workshop

Workshops PNDC Speaker: Natasha Flake, DDS, PhD, MSD. PNDC Event Type: Workshop. Venue: Meydenbauer 409. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: $350. Course Description: Many obturation techniques and materials have been advocated by different clinicians and researchers. The choice of obturation method is ultimately based on the dentist’s training and preference, as well as the specific anatomy of each case. However, there are attributes and limitations of each technique. This workshop will cover contemporary products and techniques available for obturating root canal systems, including variations of warm vertical condensation, carrier-based obturation, and obturation using… Objectives: Learn the advantages and disadvantages of different obturation techniques Understand how obturation techniques are evaluated through scientific research Gain hands-on experience with different obturation techniques. Topics: Endodontics. Target Audiences: Dentist. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Beyond Tell-Show-Do: Real-World Behavior Guidance for Treating Today’s Pediatric Patient

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Travis Nelson, DDS, MSD, MPH. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Meydenbauer 401-403. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Learn practical strategies to improve patient behavior, parent acceptance, and provider satisfaction when treating pediatric patients. Dr. Nelson will discuss clinical pearls that make your life easier and your patients happier. The course will cover strategies for working with children with special health care needs (CSHCN), deferred and alternative treatment with silver diamine fluoride, interim therapeutic restorations and Hall crowns, and quick tips to improve outcomes in pediatric restorative care… Objectives: Learn communicative behavior guidance techniques that facilitate quality dental care Know when to use pharmacology to facilitate a positive patient experience Develop an understanding of deferred and alternative treatment strategies for managing dental caries. Topics: Pediatrics. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

DQAC: Behind the Scenes of Dental Rules & Complaints

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Jennifer Santiago. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Grand K - Olympic Tower. TBD. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) routinely reviews and modifies dental rules, chapter 246-817 WAC, in addition to evaluating complaints/discipline. This session will provide an overview of DQAC, how the Commission creates and modifies rules, and the complaint/disciplinary process. Key topics will include the disciplinary overview, rules process, how to access dental rules and laws, and recent dental rule changes. You will have an opportunity to comment on dental rules currently in the process… Objectives: Learn about the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) Learn about the rules process and how to be involved Understand recent rule changes. Topics: Practice Management. Target Audiences: Dentist. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Enhancing Implant Diagnosis, Case Acceptance, and Restorative Outcomes Using the Latest Technology

Lectures PNDC Speaker: David Little, DDS. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Meydenbauer 404. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Implant dentistry can enhance the quality of our patients’ lives. Whether replacing a single tooth or an entire edentulous arch, advancements in technology such as CBCT, planning software, and CAD/CAM allow us to virtually develop a restorative-driven treatment plan that produces predictable results. Objectives: Understand diagnosis and treatment planning using CBCT and planning software Learn case acceptance techniques and how to attract implant patients Practice restorative techniques including immediate provisionalization and impressions. Topics: Implants. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Lab Tech. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Increase Profit, Performance, and Productivity: Dental Communication that Works (Repeat)

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Lisa Copeland. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Regency EFG - Cascade Tower. CE: 2 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Have you ever wondered if your team members or partners are really listening? Communication is the cornerstone of business and life! Acquiring or improving skills that personalize and customize your business interactions builds trust and enables you to deliver your message with confidence. Humans operate on an emotional level. By customizing office protocols and enhancing your speaking delivery skills you will succeed in presenting a memorable and impactful message that will empower your team members,… Objectives: Learn to use iRONMAN Principles to empower your team and patients Master consistent, predictable communication that will produce desired productivity, revenue, and profit goals Understand how to create a positive, lasting impression so you get the respect and referrals you deserve. Topics: Communication. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Lab Tech. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Life is a Breeze Except When You’re Dry as a Bone

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Anne Guignon, RDH, MPH. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Evergreen EF - Olympic Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Dry mouth syndrome is an increasing problem in all age groups—from children to young adults to seniors—and it is complicated. Clinicians need to understand that feeling dry (xerostomia) is not necessarily the same as being dry (hyposalivation). Today’s patients have complex lifestyles, compromising personal habits and diverse medical conditions, each of which can contribute to dry mouth issues. Living with a dry mouth, day in and day out, is a quality of life issue that affects dietary intake, speech, oral… Objectives: Appreciate the components of healthy saliva Understand the role dry mouth plays in caries, erosion, dentinal hypersensitivity, periodontal disease and candidiasis Learn multiple strategies to improve salivary flow and enhance saliva quality. Topics: Oral Medicine. Target Audiences: Hygienist. Dentist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Reinventing the New Patient Experience

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Roger Levin, DDS. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Grand EFGH - Olympic Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: New patients have always been the backbone of dental practice success. Acquiring and retaining new patients is one of the three critical components of building and sustaining a successful practice, and the methods for achieving this will be taught in this program. Surprisingly, it is not all about marketing, but also about building powerful relationships and providing ultimate customer service. In the new world of multiple provider options, practices that create a powerful new patient experience will attrac… Objectives: Utilize effective scripting for the first new patient phone call Implement easy steps to create a superior new patient experience Welcome excited new patients who accept treatment and refer others. Topics: Practice Management. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Lab Tech. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Restorative Dentistry: Practical Solutions to Everyday Problems

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Harald Heymann, DDS, MEd. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Meydenbauer Theatre. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: In “real world” dentistry, many factors impact realistic solutions to challenging problems. This presentation will address a potpourri of everyday dental dilemmas and how best to address them. How do you deal with the high risk caries patient? How can you best use sliver diamine fluoride? What are the best treatment options for white spot lesions? What should you know about staging anterior implants for missing laterals and coordinating with timely orthodontics? What about esthetic anterior bonded bridges?… Objectives: Describe the various clinical techniques for the conservative prevention and treatment of white spot lesions Identify the many types of vital bleaching products and procedures, and the pros and cons of each Describe the treatment involved in placing anterior bonded bridges and esthetic perio splints. Topics: Restorative/Esthetics. Target Audiences: Dentist. EFDA/Assistant. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Sugar: The Inflammation Trail

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Trisha O'Hehir, MS, RDH. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Grand ABC - Olympic Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Fermentable carbohydrates, specifically sugar and flour, have both a topical effect in the mouth and a systemic effect tied to inflammation. Bacterial biofilm in the mouth depends on carbohydrates to grow and produce acids leading to dental caries and endotoxins triggering periodontal disease. Past civilizations that ate no sugar did not have dental disease, nor did they need to brush, floss or use fluoride. Oral hygiene was developed to counter the ravages of eating sugar and flour. Following the inflammat… Objectives: Understand the false premise supporting the low-fat diet Learn the truth about sugar’s role in oral and systemic health Initiate conversations with patients about hidden sugars. Topics: Hygiene. Target Audiences: Hygienist. Dentist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Lab Tech. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Suicide Awareness and Referral for Dental Professionals

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Jessica Gallus. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Meydenbauer 405-406. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Suicide is among the most pressing public health issues of our time. Scientific American recently called the U.S. suicide rate “nothing short of an epidemic,” with one life lost every 11.7 minutes. Washington’s suicide rate is 11 percent higher than the national average, with almost 1,300 suicide deaths in 2017, twice the number of lives lost to opioid overdose and also to traffic fatalities in the same year. Dental professionals are at higher risk for suicide, and often see patients that may be at risk. Th… Objectives: Explain suicide’s impact in communities Demonstrate how a dentist can help prevent suicide Apply Learn suicide prevention skills professionally and personally. Topics: Suicide Prevention. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Lab Tech. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

The Wow Factor: Tips and Tricks Every Auxiliary Must Know!

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Ellen Gambardella, CDA, M.Ed. FADAA. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Grand IJ - Olympic Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Attention Assistants and Hygienists! This informative and fast-paced session is designed to empower you with dental tips and tricks you need to know. Enhance your skills in: infection control, equipment maintenance, impression taking, mixing cements, whitening, laboratory procedures, marketing, communication, and much more. With the effective strategies presented in this fun course, you will improve the patient experience, increase workplace satisfaction, boost office productivity and distinguish yourself a… Objectives: Discover clinical short-cuts without compromising quality Acquire strategies that will increase office productivity and improve communication Learn techniques that will reduce your supply costs. Topics: Dental Assisting. Target Audiences: EFDA/Assistant. Hygienist. Front Office. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Who ARE These People? A Guide to Team Personalities

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Teresa Duncan, MS. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Cedar - Cascade Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Working with different personalities can be a blessing and a curse. We’ll discuss the most common manager challenges when dealing with teams. This course will give you suggestions on how to coach your team to work together collaboratively and successfully! Objectives: Discover the different characters commonly found in the dental wild Gain conversational tactics to solve conflict between employees Stretch your managerial skills by finding out how others handle team issues. Topics: Leadership. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Lab Tech. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Women's Heart Attack Risk and Prevention: Know the Red Flags

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Amy Doneen, DNP, ARNP. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Evergreen ABC - Olympic Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: 64% of women who die suddenly of a heart attack have no idea that they have vascular disease. The Bale/Doneen Method utilizes a disease/inflammatory approach for the prevention of vascular disease in women. Understand what red flags are specific to women and what can be done NOW to prevent CV events. Objectives: Participants will appreciate the unique needs of women in the world of CV disease The audience will understand event reality and the general concept of atherosclerosis and vascular inflammation specifically for women The participants will be able to recognize the importance of medicine and dentistry working together to ensure optimal health for women with vascular disease. Topics: Wellness. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Lab Tech. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

2019 WAGD Howard Competition Winner’s Presentations with Guest Speaker Dr. Jae Seon Kim: Treatment Planning for the Ultimate Esthetic Rehabilitation

Meetings PNDC Event Type: Meeting. Venue: Hyatt Regency ABCD - Cascade Tower. Course Description: The Howard Memorial Prize competition exemplifies the Academy of General Dentistry’s mission of continued learning from dental school through years of practice. Founded to memorialize a true humanitarian and scholar, Dr. William Howard, this competition encourages dental students to master the skills of documentation and presentation as they present their own dental work to be inspected and reviewed by their peers and a body of dental leaders.  This competition has served as a capstone experience for those… Thursday, June 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Digital Dentures: The Future of Removable Prosthodontics

New and Emerging Speaker Series PNDC Speaker: Max Molgard, DDS. PNDC Event Type: New and Emerging Speaker Series. Venue: Meydenbauer 407-408. CE: 1 Credit. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: For many decades, there have been limited changes or advances to denture techniques. With few exceptions, the process of creating a denture in 1950 was startling similar to the process used in 2010. However, with the recent advances in digital technology, things are beginning to truly change. Digital dentures are now a reality. With multiple workflow options available, it is an exciting and possibly confusing time in the removable prosthodontic field. This lecture intends to eliminate the confusion and offe… Objectives: Identify the advantages of digital denture workflows versus the traditional methods Identify the pros and cons of the various methods and techniques to produce digital dentures Identify some future possibilities in the digital denture world. Topics: Prosthodontics. Target Audiences: Dentist. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM.

Biofilms: A Paradigm Shift

New and Emerging Speaker Series PNDC Speaker: Gerrarda O'Beirne, BDS, MSD. PNDC Event Type: New and Emerging Speaker Series. Venue: Meydenbauer 407-408. CE: 1 Credit. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Our understanding of periodontal disease in the past is not the same as our understanding of periodontal disease today. Yesterday: Researchers believed that attachment loss in periodontal disease was caused by the bacteria in plaque. Today: Researchers have determined that the attachment loss in periodontal disease is caused by the inflammatory response to the micro-organisms in plaque or the biofilm. Going forward we need to consider the following: What is the oral biofilm? What is infla… Objectives: Understand the complexity of plaque biofilm Understand the relationship between changes in the plaque biofilm and fluctuations in inflammatory states What does this mean for patient care. Topics: Periodontics. Target Audiences: Hygienist. Dentist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM.

What to do after Your Worst Day: How to Prepare for a Disabling Illness or Injury

New and Emerging Speaker Series PNDC Speaker: Gregory Ogata, DDS, MS. PNDC Event Type: New and Emerging Speaker Series. Venue: Meydenbauer 407-408. CE: 1 Credit. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Dentistry is one of the top professions, but they say you can’t buy health. So what do you do if/when it all suddenly changes? Greg suffered a career-ending stroke in 2012, forcing him to sell his thriving practice, yet he still achieved his goal of recovery and becoming the President of the Washington State Dental Association. He will discuss steps to prepare for a disabling illness or injury, and strategies to cope physically and mentally to help bring you back! Excellent for spouses as well as colleagues… Objectives: Learn how to prepare for your Worst Day AND what happens afterward Important steps and real strategies to take to move you forward from your Worst Day Learn that you are not alone and there are more resources available than you might think. Topics: Leadership. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Lab Tech. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 4:00 PM – 4:50 PM.

Friends of Bill W.

Meetings PNDC Event Type: Meeting. Venue: Hyatt Cottonwood - Cascade Tower. Course Description: 0. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Happy Hour

Special Events PNDC Event Type: Networking. Venue: Meydenbauer Center Hall. Course Description: Join us for Happy Hour in the PNDC Exhibit Hall once you’re finished with courses on Thursday night. Complimentary drinks and appetizers provided! Sponsored by OMNI Practice Group. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Pierre Fauchard Academy, Washington Section

Meetings PNDC Event Type: Meeting. Venue: Hyatt Cedar - Cascade Tower. Course Description: RSVP to CR Anderegg at perio@cranderegg.com. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

BLS for Healthcare Providers: A Hands-On Workshop

Workshops PNDC Speaker: Art Cole. PNDC Event Type: Workshop. Venue: Hyatt Maple - Olympic Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: $95. Course Description: The Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers workshop covers core material such as adult CPR (including two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag mask), foreign-body airway obstruction, and automated external defibrillation (AED). Objectives: Participants will receive their CPR certification course completion card (cards expire every two years). Topics: BLS. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Friday, June 21, 2019, 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Extraction and Guided Bone Regeneration: A Hands-On Workshop

Workshops PNDC Speaker: Kevin Suzuki, DMD, MS. PNDC Event Type: Workshop. Venue: Hyatt Juniper - Cascade Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: $350. Course Description: This course is combination of instruction, demonstration, and hands on (pig-jaw) workshop. Participants will near the principles of extraction and guided bone regeneration/bone graft surgery for private practice. Indications, considerations, and surgical principles will be addressed. Objectives: Participants will learn principles of patient evaluation, clinical, and diagnostic considerations Participants will learn surgical and anatomic principles Participants will be able to practice and develop hands-on skills to become proficient in performing surgery. Prerequisites: Supplies required: loupes and/or head light if desired. Topics: Periodontics. Target Audiences: Dentist. Friday, June 21, 2019, 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Alginates: Perfect Models and More!

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Ellen Gambardella, CDA, M.Ed. FADAA. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Grand IJ - Olympic Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: This program is a must for those wishing to increase office productivity, as alginate impressions and models are needed in the preparation of whitening trays, athletic mouthguards, nightguards, diagnostic study models, opposing impressions for crown and bridge, matrices for temporary crowns, etc. Join this power-packed session and become more valuable by enhancing your proficiency in impression taking and model pouring. Objectives: Learn about chromatic agent advantages, the latest technologies for alginate impression taking, and criteria for tray selection Learn hints for maximizing anatomical structures, proper mixing techniques, loading and seating trays, removal of impression from the oral cavity, inspection of the impression, patient management, and infection control guidelines Learn various pouring methods, elimination of air bubbles, how to create a base, separation procedures, storage of gypsum materials, and proper record… Topics: Dental Assisting. Target Audiences: EFDA/Assistant. Hygienist. Friday, June 21, 2019, 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Caring for Patients Who Self-Medicate for Dental Appointments: The Pharmacology and Treatment Implications of Common Legal and Illegal Drugs

Lectures PNDC Speaker: John Evans, DDS. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Auditorium - Cascade Tower. CE: 1.5 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Treating fearful patients is so common that it becomes a routine part of our lives. While most patients deal with their anxiety and get through appointments without complications, there are more than a few—nobody knows how many-- who self-medicate before they come to see us. Our problem is that we may not know who has taken a mood-altering drug, legal or illegal, until they experience an adverse reaction in our offices. Identifying these patients before complications occur is very important. Over-reacti… Objectives: Learning Objectives: • Recognize the clinical signs and symptoms of an adverse drug reaction • Know the pharmacology of commonly used illegal drugs • Know what to do in common drug-related emergencies. Topics: Practice Management. Target Audiences: Dentist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Hygienist. Friday, June 21, 2019, 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM.

Coding and Insurance Skills

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Teresa Duncan, MS. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Regency ABCD - Cascade Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Insurance is an important part of your office’s revenue cycle but it does not need to overwhelm your daily routine. Manage your information and your claims to minimize delays and rejections. Effective insurance coordinators have set up systems and are constantly flexible with their learning. Common claim issues and trends in reimbursement will also be covered. This course is perfect for the new or uncertain coder. Experienced coders will benefit from the documentation and updated codes section. Objectives: Discuss the most common insurance scenarios encountered in a dental office Learn tips to obtain reimbursement for your practice and your patients, including writing your narratives and sending attachments Understand coding trends including dental diagnosis codes. Topics: Insurance. Target Audiences: Front Office. Dentist. Friday, June 21, 2019, 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Conduct, Civility and Bullying: How to Create Positive Work Cultures

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Kristine Berry, RDH, MSEC. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Regency EFG - Cascade Tower. CE: 2 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: An organization’s value is in its relationships with patients and employees. One of the toughest jobs a practice owner or manager faces is managing performance and conduct. Yet, failing to create a system that addresses interpersonal communication and conflict has disastrous consequences on profitability, team morale and engagement, and patient care. In this program, you will learn steps that create a positive culture and how to handle unacceptable behavior calmly, confidently, and expertly. Objectives: Learn verbal skills to communicate effectively with toxic and abrasive styles Accurately differentiate between acceptable conflict and unacceptable behavior Learn how to intervene calmly and confidently to effectively work through conflicts and find solutions. Topics: Communication. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Lab Tech. Friday, June 21, 2019, 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM.

Contemporary Atraumatic Oral Surgery for the General Dentist: A Simple and Predictable Approach to Minimally Invasive Oral Surgery

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Alan Jeroff, DMD. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Meydenbauer 401-403. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Estimates are that the majority of so-called “simple tooth extractions” are accomplished by general dentists. Have you ever had a routine dental extraction that turned ugly? Don’t let minor complications such as broken root tips stump you! The emphasis is on providing practical, useful tips and techniques. The purpose of this lecture is twofold. First, for the seasoned practitioner, it should provide a few pearls, or if nothing else, confirm that current methods and principles being used are in keeping with… Objectives: Know the minimally invasive tooth removal techniques and instrumentation Perform pre-operative patient evaluation and assess difficult extractions Apply tissue management and flap designs for various surgical procedures for optimal end result. Topics: Oral Surgery. Target Audiences: Dentist. EFDA/Assistant. Friday, June 21, 2019, 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Delivering W.O.W. Service: Patients Forget Everything Except How You Made Them Feel!

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Judy Kay Mausolf. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Evergreen EF - Olympic Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Research shows that practices that build their office environment around serving the patient dominate the market, but customer service is often confusing. “I’m satisfied” means nothing in today’s world. Your practice must be set apart from others in the area. Help prospective and current patients understand why they should visit your office and not the office down the street. Learn how to strengthen communication skills, your practice brand, and service standards. Understand the patient decision making… Objectives: Learn processes for consistent handoffs and hygiene briefings that build value, loyalty and increase scheduling which ultimately affect the bottom line! Learn techniques to make W.O.W. first and lasting impressions and branding that builds loyalty Learn 5 service concepts to create W.O.W. patient experiences. Topics: Practice Management. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Lab Tech. Friday, June 21, 2019, 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Endo for GPs: Better, Faster and Safer Root Canals

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Manor Haas, DDS, Cert Endo, MSc(D), FRCD(C). PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Meydenbauer Theatre. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: In this practical course, you will learn how, in 2019, you can absolutely perform root canals better, faster and safer. Many clinical tips, tricks and techniques will be demonstrated and tailored to novice and experienced GPs. Topics will include endo diagnosis, anesthesia of hot teeth, access preparations, instrumentation, obturation, analgesics and antibiotics in endo, and one- vs. two-step endo. Objectives: FASTER. Learn how to more efficiently: locate canals (including MB2), instrument and obturate with fewer steps, and one vs two appointment root canals BETTER. Learn how to better: access teeth, locate and instrument cal’d canals, follow curved canal, anesthetize (hot) teeth, improve intra-canal medications SAFER. Learn how to separate less files, prevent perforations, avoid canal ledging/blocking, prevent obturation extrusion, reduce post-op pain. Topics: Endodontics. Target Audiences: Dentist. Friday, June 21, 2019, 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Fundamentals of Air Polishing

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Cynthia Fong, RDH. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Cedar - Cascade Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Have you tried air polishing in the past and hated it? Are you a current user and wish to enhance the use of your air polisher? This course is both for new, previous and current users who want concise and clinical knowledge about the use of air polishers. Emphasis will be placed on the safety/efficacy of air polishers, indications for use and clinical instrumentation techniques to support the superiority and versatility of air polishers over traditional rubber cub polishing. Objectives: Discuss the indications for use of an air polisher Discuss the various air polishing agents and their suggested use Describe the proper clinical technique when using an air polisher. Topics: Preventive Dentistry. Target Audiences: Hygienist. Dentist. EFDA/Assistant. Friday, June 21, 2019, 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Good to Great: Mastering Adhesion and Posterior Composites

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Alan Atlas, DMD. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Meydenbauer 407-408. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: There are key fundamental concepts that will determine the long-term favorable outcome of direct composite resin restorations. This interactive course, using a web-based audience response system, will provide a current scientific update of adhesive systems and direct esthetic materials with indication of which systems and composite materials to utilize for specific cavity preparations. Evidenced-based step-by-step protocols for preparation, placement and finishing techniques to achieve precise margins, cons… Objectives: Describe the optimal adhesives and materials for specific cavity preparations Utilize simplified protocols for preparation, placement and finishing of composite restorations Achieve precise margins, consistent contacts and eliminate post operative sensitivity. Topics: Restorative/Esthetics. Target Audiences: Dentist. EFDA/Assistant. Friday, June 21, 2019, 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

I Have It - You Want it! Current Materials and Techniques for Clinical Practice

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Howard Glazer, DDS. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Meydenbauer 405-406. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Learn about real dentistry for real people by a real dentist! Dr. Glazer will present a potpourri of the materials and techniques that he uses to make the day more productive, easier and fun! The entire dental team will benefit from learning together about the latest products and how they will benefit your patients. Topics may include: 1. Anesthesia: giving and “ouchless” injection 2. Curing lights:to light up your life (dental) 3. Desensitiztion & Adhesives: a sticky subject made simple 4.… Objectives: To learn the different types of restorative materials in various product categories To learn what is faster, easier and better To understand how to utilize many of the newer bioactive materials. Topics: Dental Materials. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Friday, June 21, 2019, 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Infection Control 2019: What, Why, Where, When, and How (Repeat)

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Terre Harris. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Grand ABC - Olympic Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: WISHA considers many of the safety-related CDC guidelines to be “industry accepted standards” and has cited dental practices for not following those infection control recommendations. Unfortunately, until very recently in Washington, those guidelines were just recommendations and not adopted regulations. That changed earlier this year. Understanding “What” Washington’s new Infection Control guidelines are and “Why” you are expected to follow them is only one part of your infection control program. Knowing… Objectives: Be introduced to the basic and extended dental office infection control “rules” Learn WISHA’s infection control expectations Review accepted disinfection, barrier protection, and sterilization procedures. Topics: Infection Control. Target Audiences: EFDA/Assistant. Dentist. Hygienist. Lab Tech. Friday, June 21, 2019, 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Learn, Leverage and Lead

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Tija Hunter, CDA, EFDA, CDIA, CDSO, MADAA. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Evergreen ABC - Olympic Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Dental assistants are true leaders who don’t always see themselves that way. They are vital to the success of the practice and with a little direction, they can have an amazing impact on the practice. Attendees will discuss the qualities a good leader has, and how to find the leader in all of us. Ms. Hunter will give the audience some tips and tricks to boost your workflow and bring out the leader in you! Objectives: Discover ways to use your talents Explore key steps to self improvement Learn how to maximize all you have. Topics: Dental Assisting. Target Audiences: EFDA/Assistant. Hygienist. Front Office. Friday, June 21, 2019, 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Marijuana: What Providers Need to Know

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Katherine Soal, RDH, MSDH. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Grand EFGH - Olympic Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: This course will provide an overview of the endocannabinoid system, marijuana’s pharmacological effects on the body, medicinal and recreational applications, and dental treatment considerations. Legal and social issues surrounding marijuana will be discussed along with identifying the effects of marijuana, and how to open and have a conversation with your patients. Objectives: Describe the endocannabinoid system and the varying effects marijuana has on the body Describe and discuss various modes of marijuana administration, medicinal and recreational marijuana use Evaluate and converse with the patient who is using marijuana to determine impacts on oral health, treatment considerations and modifications in a way that is conducive to creating a positive provider/patient relationship. Topics: Hygiene. Target Audiences: Hygienist. Dentist. Friday, June 21, 2019, 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Planning Success: Before, During and After Transition

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Sam Martin, MBAtax, CFP, CPA. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Evergreen GH - Olympic Tower. CE: 2 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Make the most of practice profitability, value and transition. Discover comprehensive practice-integrated planning that might just get you where you want to go. *2 of 3 hours qualify for continuing education. The Dental Group will offer interested doctors a complimentary related topic webinar that qualifies for an additional hour of continuing education at a subsequent date. Objectives: Managing your practice for profitability, quality of life, and value Using your key performance indicators to improve outcome and simplify management How to use assertive practice tax planning to enhance your long-term outcome. Topics: Practice Management. Target Audiences: Dentist. Friday, June 21, 2019, 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Sleep Apnea: Wake Up to the Problem

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Erin Elliott, DDS. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Meydenbauer 404. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Did you know that dentists play a key role in treating sleep apnea? Left untreated, sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure, stroke, heart conditions and diabetes. Did you know there are hundreds of undiagnosed patients in your practice suffering from sleep apnea? Dentists have a unique opportunity to detect and treat this debilitating condition in patients who may never have sought help. This interactive course is designed to educate you on dental sleep medicine and how you can improve your patients’ ove… Objectives: Learn how dentists are in a unique position to screen for untreated sleep apnea Learn how to get the team involved in screening and treatment of patients Learn treatment options in addition to oral appliances. Topics: Sleep Apnea. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Friday, June 21, 2019, 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

How to Build a Successful Dental Practice: No Gimmicks

New and Emerging Speaker Series PNDC Speaker: Parker Haley, DDS. PNDC Event Type: New and Emerging Speaker Series. Venue: Hyatt Grand K - Olympic Tower. CE: 1 Credit. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Following his experiences working in corporate dentistry and group dental practices, Dr. Parker Haley—now the owner and operator of a group practice—will share insights on dental practice development and how to be successful in the new age of digital dentistry. This lecture will explain overhead with real numbers to strive for, and share fee break downs from merchant services to restorative materials. Objectives: How to begin the pursuit of owning a dental practice Gain an understanding of costs, fees and resources How to create realistic goals. Topics: Practice Management. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Friday, June 21, 2019, 7:30 AM – 8:20 AM.

You Can Prevent Cancer and Heart Disease

New and Emerging Speaker Series PNDC Speaker: Thomas Skarshaug, DDS. PNDC Event Type: New and Emerging Speaker Series. Venue: Hyatt Grand K - Olympic Tower. CE: 1 Credit. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: It is a little known fact that your immune system protects you from cancer literally thousands of times daily. Your immune system is diminished by the everyday stress of life, including practicing dentistry. However, dentists can learn habits that will support a healthy immune system by cultivating a positive state of mind. These same techniques support a healthy heart and can aid dentists to sustain a long and productive career helping people. Objectives: Learn how a positive state of mind supports a strong immune system and is far more powerful than a healthy diet and lifestyle in preventing cancer and heart disease Learn how enhanced love, a positive inner dialogue, and positive beliefs are the basis for a healthy state of mind Learn how to create the habits needed for a healthy state of mind. Topics: Wellness. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Friday, June 21, 2019, 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM.

Predictable, Conservative Closure of Black Triangles

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Kris Swanson, DDS. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Auditorium - Cascade Tower. CE: 1.5 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: For years, many dentists have been FEARful of treating the dreaded ‘black triangle.’ The loss of interproximal bone and papilla is one of dentistry’s biggest challenges.  In a population increasingly fixated on appearance, black triangles are a real problem - one some dentist have shied away from treating because they lack a predictable treatment option.  But with recent advancements in materials and the use of a simple technique, black triangles can be treated in a conservative fashion that achieves a beau… Objectives: Learning Objectives: • Learn a conservative approach using direct composite bonding restorations when closing black triangles. • Learn the armamentarium/materials necessary for the technique. • Learn the protocol and techniques necessary to achieve esthetic long-lasting results. Topics: Restorative/Esthetics. Target Audiences: Dentist. EFDA/Assistant. Friday, June 21, 2019, 9:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Atraumatic Extraction and Ridge Preservation Techniques

New and Emerging Speaker Series PNDC Speaker: Alan Yassin, DDS Ms MSD. PNDC Event Type: New and Emerging Speaker Series. Venue: Hyatt Grand K - Olympic Tower. CE: 1 Credit. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: This lecture is designed for general dentists to gain confidence in decision making when performing extractions prior to delayed implant placement. It will establish the definition of the PSE Concept (Preserving, Safe, Extraction), thoroughly explain vital structures in the oral cavity, and discuss how to successfully evaluate the extraction complexity and the accompanied risk assessment. Discussion of the surgical and restorative dental implant treatment planning prior to extraction will be included.… Objectives: Participants will learn how to better diagnose, evaluate and treatment plan an extraction site prior to delayed implant placement Establish a solid understanding of handling extraction instruments and performing a PRESERVING SAFE EXTRACTION “PSE” Dentists will gain extensive knowledge of when and how to perform a ridge preservation procedure and the available materials. Topics: Implants. Target Audiences: Dentist. EFDA/Assistant. Friday, June 21, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM.

BLS for Healthcare Providers: A Hands-On Workshop

Workshops PNDC Speaker: Art Cole. PNDC Event Type: Workshop. Venue: Hyatt Maple - Olympic Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: $95. Course Description: The Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers workshop covers core material such as adult CPR (including two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag mask), foreign-body airway obstruction, and automated external defibrillation (AED). Objectives: Participants will receive their CPR certification course completion card (cards expire every two years). Topics: BLS. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Friday, June 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Endo for GPs: Locate, Instrument and Obturate Canals: A Hands-On Workshop

Workshops PNDC Speaker: Manor Haas, DDS, Cert Endo, MSc(D), FRCD(C). PNDC Event Type: Workshop. Venue: Hyatt Larch - Cascade Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: $350. Course Description: This workshop is tailored for novice and experienced general dentists. You will learn, via exercises on acrylic and extracted teeth, how to locate and negotiate canals (including curved & cal’d) and instrument and obturate more efficiently and safely. Practical tips and tricks will be discussed. Objectives: Practice the essentials in stainless steel and NiTi file handling and canal preparation Learn to locate and negotiate calcified and curved canals (including MB2) using new NiTi files Learn how to obturate the instrumented teeth in 3D, predictably and efficiently. Prerequisites: Supplies required: All participants must bring at least three (3) previously endo accessed, extracted teeth, stored in bleach. Topics: Endodontics. Target Audiences: Dentist. EFDA/Assistant. Friday, June 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Good to GREAT: Mastering Posterior Composites: A Hands-On Workshop

Workshops PNDC Speaker: Alan Atlas, DMD. PNDC Event Type: Workshop. Venue: Meydenbauer 409. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: $350. Course Description: Utilizing the Dental Microscope and HD video projection, this hands-on workshop will provide techniques for successful direct posterior Class I and II composite resins and Class V restorations based on the scientific evidence provided in the lecture. Emphasis will be on techniques to eliminate postoperative sensitivity, marginal discoloration and deterioration, all of which are predictors of early failure of adhesive restorations. Objectives: Describe and demonstrate the restoration of class 1, 2 and 5 direct composites with different materials, and placement techniques utilized and compared Describe step by step preparation techniques with specific diamonds and rationale for perfect finish lines for composite restorations Demonstrate how to get precise and consistent contacts and finishing and polishing techniques to preserve tooth structure and restoration integrity. Prerequisites: Good to Great: Mastering Adhesion and Posterior Composites Lecture Supplies Required: Loupes. Topics: Restorative/Esthetics. Target Audiences: Dentist. EFDA/Assistant. Friday, June 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Oral Surgery Including Basic Socket Grafting, Socket Preservation and Suturing for GPs: A Hands-On Workshop

Workshops PNDC Speaker: Alan Jeroff, DMD. PNDC Event Type: Workshop. Venue: Hyatt Juniper - Cascade Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: $365. Course Description: Would you like to learn techniques to decrease stress and increase your confidence? Would you like to know which cases to perform yourself and which to refer? Would you like to know how to get out of difficult situations? This course is intended for general practitioners who have shied away from performing surgical procedures due to previous difficulties or fears, but also for those who enjoy surgery but find that they need to strengthen their skills. It does NOT cover major maxillo-facial surgery proc… Objectives: Learn how to complete a surgical tooth extraction with minimal or no bone removal Learn the techniques of socket grafting and socket preservation Learn different suturing techniques. Prerequisites: Contemporary Oral Surgery for the GP Lecture. Topics: Oral Surgery. Target Audiences: Dentist. EFDA/Assistant. Friday, June 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Safe and Easy Ultrasonic Debridement: A Hands-On Workshop

Workshops PNDC Speaker: Cynthia Fong, RDH. PNDC Event Type: Workshop. Venue: Hyatt Madrona - Cascade Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: $175. Course Description: When using ultrasonic devices for periodontal debridement, clinicians need to know what to use, why to use it and how to use it—all without compromising the safety of the patient. This workshop will provide detailed information to address the uncertainty of those issues. The “what” will concentrate on distinguishing between the various types of ultrasonic technologies and ultrasonic inserts; the “why” will discuss the changes that have occurred in the treatment of periodontal disease including patient indic… Objectives: Describe the changes in the treatment of periodontal disease and its impact on the use of ultrasonics Discuss the fundamentals of ultrasonics including patient considerations Demonstrate the proper adaptation of a variety of ultrasonic inserts for the purpose of complete periodontal debridement. Topics: Periodontics. Target Audiences: Hygienist. Dentist. Friday, June 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Communication Solutions: Attitudes, Breakdowns & Conflict Resolutions

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Judy Kay Mausolf. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Evergreen EF - Olympic Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Communication is responsible for many things, and improving your communication techniques can result in a high-performing team and patient relationships. Judy Kay will teach you how to elevate your communication, inspire open communication, prevent breakdowns, resolve conflict, and build trust and respect in your practice. Transform toxic attitudes to tremendous, and ultimately create a positive environment where every team member and patient look forward to coming into the office. Objectives: Learn verbal skills to communicate positively and effectively with difficult and different personalities How to determine behaviors that inspire a culture of trust, respect, appreciation and celebration Discover methods that turn attitudes from toxic to tremendous and address and resolve conflict. Topics: Communication. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Lab Tech. Friday, June 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Conduct, Civility and Bullying: How to Create Positive Work Cultures (Repeat)

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Kristine Berry, RDH, MSEC. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. CE: 2 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: An organization’s value is in its relationships with patients and employees. One of the toughest jobs a practice owner or manager faces is managing performance and conduct. Yet, failing to create a system that addresses interpersonal communication and conflict has disastrous consequences on profitability, team morale and engagement, and patient care. In this program, you will learn steps that create a positive culture and how to handle unacceptable behavior calmly, confidently, and expertly. Objectives: Learn verbal skills to communicate effectively with toxic and abrasive styles Accurately differentiate between acceptable conflict and unacceptable behavior Learn how to intervene calmly and confidently to effectively work through conflicts and find solutions. Topics: Communication. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Lab Tech. Friday, June 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Enhancing Your Career Through Ergonomics: Preventive Medicine for Your Life

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Tija Hunter, CDA, EFDA, CDIA, CDSO, MADAA. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Evergreen ABC - Olympic Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Women suffer higher rates of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Because our jobs are so physically demanding in dentistry, we are seeing a higher rate in back, neck and shoulder issues. This course talks about the common problems we face ergonomically, and changes we can make to correct these issues. As women, we tend to take care of everyone but ourselves, let’s discuss ways we can fix that! Objectives: Identify the common problems physically we face daily Discuss ways to take better care of ourselves and why Learn better techniques for posture and positioning. Topics: Ergonomics. Target Audiences: EFDA/Assistant. Dentist. Hygienist. Front Office. Lab Tech. Friday, June 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Financial Strategies for Newer Dentists

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Sam Martin, MBAtax, CFP, CPA. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Evergreen GH - Olympic Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: This lecture will focus on early career pre-ownership for dentists. It will also cover understanding dental practice cash flow and value. Objectives: Managing finances and debts prior to practice ownership Understanding dental practice cash flow, value and your income Proactive steps to a successful practice and career. Topics: Finance. Target Audiences: Dentist. Friday, June 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

How airway influences skeletal growth and development

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Rebecca Bockow, DDS, MSD. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Auditorium - Cascade Tower. CE: 1.5 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Start with the Correct Diagnosis: How Airway Influences Facial Growth and Development How we breathe affects facial growth and development. Soft tissue such as the tongue, lips, cheeks, tonsils and adenoids influences growth. Certain habits and airway-related issues can contribute to adverse skeletal changes. In this lecture, we will discuss how soft tissue and breathing patterns influence skeletal growth. We will examine similar malocclusions in children and adults, and discuss how the treatment plans… Objectives: Learning Objectives: • Understand how airway influences skeletal growth and development • Learn about interdisciplinary treatment options for growing children • Learn about surgical and non surgical treatment options for adults. Topics: Orthodontics. Target Audiences: Dentist. EFDA/Assistant. Hygienist. Lab Tech. Friday, June 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

I Have It - You Want it! Current Materials and Techniques for Clinical Practice (Continuation)

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Howard Glazer, DDS. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Meydenbauer 405-406. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Learn about real dentistry for real people by a real dentist! Dr. Glazer will present a potpourri of the materials and techniques that he uses to make the day more productive, easier and fun! The entire dental team will benefit from learning together about the latest products and how they will benefit your patients. Topics may include: 1. Anesthesia: giving and “ouchless” injection 2. Curing lights:to light up your life (dental) 3. Desensitiztion & Adhesives: a sticky subject made simple 4.… Objectives: To learn the different types of restorative materials in various product categories To learn what is faster, easier and better To understand how to utilize many of the newer bioactive materials. Topics: Dental Materials. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Friday, June 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Marijuana: What Providers Need to Know (Repeat)

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Katherine Soal, RDH, MSDH. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Grand IJ - Olympic Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: This course will provide an overview of the endocannabinoid system, marijuana’s pharmacological effects on the body, medicinal and recreational applications, and dental treatment considerations. Legal and social issues surrounding marijuana will be discussed along with identifying the effects of marijuana, and how to open and have a conversation with your patients. Objectives: Describe the endocannabinoid system and the varying effects marijuana has on the body Describe and discuss various modes of marijuana administration, medicinal and recreational marijuana use Evaluate and converse with the patient who is using marijuana to determine impacts on oral health, treatment considerations and modifications in a way that is conducive to creating a positive provider/patient relationship. Topics: Hygiene. Target Audiences: Hygienist. Dentist. Friday, June 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Nobody Told Me That! Management Issues Everyone is Afraid to Talk About

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Teresa Duncan, MS. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Regency ABCD - Cascade Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Do you ever wish someone would have just told you about that strange rule or regulation? Or that human resources decisions are so complicated? Often, we manage by our very strong intuition but still make mistakes. Let’s discuss how to protect ourselves by staying ahead of the game. We’ll use lessons and examples from each other to make us all stronger business leaders! Objectives: Discuss what you wish you’d known about employee management Learn to recover from managerial blunders (gracefully!) Help your team avoid common pitfalls in patient management. Topics: Leadership. Target Audiences: Front Office. Dentist. Friday, June 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Opioid Prescribing Rules: How and Why to Comply

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Rolf Christensen. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Grand EFGH - Olympic Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Opioids have traditionally held a central place in dental pain management in the United States. Historic training, practices and philosophies have encouraged opioid use, and the U.S. has become the top consumer of opioids in the world. However, our world has changed, and prescribers can no longer be unconcerned with their routine prescribing. Opioid use, misuse, abuse and overdoses have increased. Communities and national and local governments have engaged this issue. Whether you prescribe as a health care… Objectives: Connect the current opioid crisis, nationally and in Washington State, with legislative and policy initiatives to ensure appropriate pain care while curbing excessive prescribing practices that lead to misuse, abuse, addiction and overdose Define the major components of the new opioid prescribing rules and their intended effects on prescribing practices Review several opioid prescribing guidelines including the Bree Collaborative Dental Guideline on Prescribing Opioids for Acute Pain Management (2017, W… Topics: Opioids. Target Audiences: Dentist. Friday, June 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Periodontal Maintenance of Dental Implants

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Gregory Oxford, DDS, MS, PhD. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Grand ABC - Olympic Tower. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: The increase in dental implant therapy has been exponential in the last twenty years, however, our knowledge on how to maintain the health of the fixtures has not kept pace. This program will define the components of an implant system, review an assortment of implant systems, and explore some of the most accepted methods of patient and professional maintenance. Recommendations of oral hygiene measures will be given. Additionally, this course will review the parameters of health between natural teeth and imp… Objectives: Recognize the components of dental implant systems Delineate the differences between the soft tissue attachment to teeth and implant surfaces Recognize the procedures recommended for an implant hygiene visits. Topics: Implants. Target Audiences: Hygienist. Dentist. Friday, June 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Preparing Your Office for Medical Emergencies

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Andrea Fonner, DDS. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Meydenbauer 407-408. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Medical emergencies in the dental office can happen to any number of people—the dentist, the patient, a member of the support staff, or even a person who is accompanying a patient. This course will discuss important ways to best prepare your office to handle any emergency. We will give you tools to successfully manage various emergencies that are common in the dental office, including the use of a groundbreaking new application available through the Anesthesia Research Foundation of the American Dental Soci… Objectives: Learn valuable ways to improve your response to any medical emergency in the dental office Review the updates to the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) Introduce the use of a cognitive aid to handle any medical emergency in a dental office. Topics: Medical Emergencies. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Lab Tech. Friday, June 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Sleep Apnea: Wake Up to the Problem (Repeat)

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Erin Elliott, DDS. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Did you know that dentists play a key role in treating sleep apnea? Left untreated, sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure, stroke, heart conditions and diabetes. Did you know there are hundreds of undiagnosed patients in your practice suffering from sleep apnea? Dentists have a unique opportunity to detect and treat this debilitating condition in patients who may never have sought help. This interactive course is designed to educate you on dental sleep medicine and how you can improve your patients’ ove… Objectives: Learn how dentists are in a unique position to screen for untreated sleep apnea Learn how to get the team involved in screening and treatment of patients Learn treatment options in addition to oral appliances. Topics: Sleep Apnea. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Friday, June 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Washington State Dental Laboratory Association

Meetings PNDC Event Type: Meeting. Venue: Meydenbauer 302. Course Description: Contact Amy Bean Napier, Executive Director, for information at (800) 652-2212 or via email: wsdla@executiveoffice.org. Friday, June 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Don't Just Survive, Thrive!

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Richard Carlile, DDS. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Hyatt Auditorium - Cascade Tower. CE: 1.5 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Dentistry is a tough profession physically, mentally and emotionally!  We are required to perform back breaking work in an extremely small environment, provide revenue for us and our employees, and provide leadership to a diverse dental team.  These tasks along with others can lead to apathy, anxiety, and depression.  Our dental education poorly prepared us for the many challenges of operating and leading in a dental environment. This course will focus on how wellness, mentorship, grit and gratitude all p… Objectives: Learning Objectives: • Identify aspects of dentistry that can cause physical and mental challenges. • Understand how wellness, mentorship, grit, and gratitude are pillars of thriving leadership. • Identify simple, actionable items that can be incorporated into a busy dental practice to help us thrive. Topics: Wellness. Target Audiences: Dentist. Friday, June 21, 2019, 2:45 PM – 4:15 PM.

Recent Grad Happy Hour

Special Events PNDC Event Type: Networking. Course Description: Dentists from the classes of 2013-2019 are invited to enjoy drinks and appetizers at this complimentary event just for recent grads. Sponsored by Columbia Bank and The Dental Group, LLC. Friday, June 21, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Location TBD.

American College of Dentists, Washington Section

Meetings PNDC Event Type: Meeting. Venue: McCormick & Schmick's Restaurant. Course Description: RSVP to Dr. Dat Giap via email: dgiapdmd@gmail.com. Friday, June 21, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Ceramics A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Alan Atlas, DMD. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Meydenbauer 401-403. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: This interactive course, using a web-based audience response system, will demonstrate concise step-by-step treatment planning guidelines that fulfill esthetic demands and integrates current adhesive restorative materials with digital technology as well as conventional clinical protocols. Procedures and techniques for esthetic and functional success with high strength ceramics and CAD/CAM technology will be reviewed and demonstrated with the Dental Microscope HD Video, based on the most current scientific ev… Objectives: Demonstrate clinical protocols for anterior and posterior ceramic based restorations from treatment planning to cementation Demonstrate how precise preparation can improve scanning and milling procedures as well as for outcomes with conventional impressions Utilize simple and predictable smile design methods for proper treatment planning of esthetic anterior restorations including veneers and full mouth reconstruction. Topics: Restorative/Esthetics. Target Audiences: Dentist. EFDA/Assistant. Lab Tech. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Evidence-Based Update for Dental Implant Success

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Diane Daubert, RDH, MS, PhD. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Meydenbauer 407-408. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: As dental implants have become a standard of care for tooth replacement, all dental professionals are faced with patients seeking implant treatment, which then require a lifetime of implant maintenance. In addition, the increased prevalence of peri-implant disease is receiving recent attention showing it is difficult to manage. This course will provide the latest evidence-based information on patient assessment for successful implant treatment. The program will present the updates on the definition and etio… Objectives: Understand criteria to improve the chance for successful implant treatment Define peri-implantitis and diagnostic criteria Formulate an assessment and maintenance strategy for all phases of implant treatment. Topics: Implants. Target Audiences: Hygienist. Dentist. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Money Makes the World Go Round, But Drugs Can Make it Spin! Understanding Drug Interactions in Dental Practice

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Mark Donaldson, BSP, ACPR, PHARMD, FASHP, FACHE. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Meydenbauer Theatre. CE: 3.5 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Did you know that more than 20% of hospital admissions are due to adverse drug reactions? Dentists prescribe less than 10% of all available drugs, but your patients may be taking others from the 90% with which you are not familiar. Since polypharmacy is the norm, especially in the over 65-year-old population, this course should be considered essential to every practice setting today. Do you have patients who are already on one prescription medication before they come to your office? How about four prescript… Objectives: Describe the potential for drug-drug interactions and articulate strategies to avoid or manage them Recognize reputable databases and references and how to utilize these tools to evaluate drug therapies and herbal interactions. Topics: Pharmacology. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Lab Tech. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Oral Health Care and Treatment Strategies for Older Adults

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Gregory Oxford, DDS, MS, PhD. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Meydenbauer 404-406. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Americans are living longer with more teeth and are having more oral complications than ever. Dr. Oxford will discuss the physiologic changes in the aging dentition and common oral and dental diseases in this older population. He will then discuss the relationship between periodontal disease and systemic diseases and discuss the future management strategies of oral disease in the elder patient. Objectives: Recognize physiologic changes in the dentition of the elderly patient Be able to discuss oral and dental diseases in this population Suggest management strategies of oral disease in the elder. Topics: Geriatrics. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Good to GREAT: Mastering Posterior Composites: A Hands-On Workshop (Repeat)

Workshops PNDC Speaker: Alan Atlas, DMD. PNDC Event Type: Workshop. Venue: Meydenbauer 409. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: $350. Course Description: Utilizing the Dental Microscope and HD video projection, this hands-on workshop will provide techniques for successful direct posterior Class I and II composite resins and Class V restorations based on the scientific evidence provided in the lecture. Emphasis will be on techniques to eliminate postoperative sensitivity, marginal discoloration and deterioration, all of which are predictors of early failure of adhesive restorations. Objectives: Describe and demonstrate the restoration of class 1, 2 and 5 direct composites with different materials, and placement techniques utilized and compared Describe step by step preparation techniques with specific diamonds and rationale for perfect finish lines for composite restorations Demonstrate how to get precise and consistent contacts and finishing and polishing techniques to preserve tooth structure and restoration integrity. Prerequisites: Good to Great: Mastering Adhesion and Posterior Composites Lecture Supplies Required: Loupes. Topics: Restorative/Esthetics. Target Audiences: Dentist. EFDA/Assistant. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Appropriate Chemotherapeutics for the Advanced Periodontal Patient

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Gregory Oxford, DDS, MS, PhD. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Meydenbauer 401-403. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Not all patients that need or require surgical periodontal care are candidates for this form of therapy. A variety of factors preclude them from receiving or pursuing surgery to correct their problems. This population of patients may benefit from a variety of chemotherapeutic pharmacologic agents currently available to affect host modulation and address their disease. This program will explore the rationale and appropriate usage of pharmacologic agents used as adjuncts to traditional modes of periodontal th… Objectives: Recognize the etiology of periodontal disease Recognize the patients that can most benefit from adjunctive pharmacotherapeutic medications Understand the methods to determine which medications may be most advantageous for their patients. Topics: Periodontics. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Oh the Pus! Oh the Pain! Appropriate Antibiotic and Analgesic Prescribing

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Mark Donaldson, BSP, ACPR, PHARMD, FASHP, FACHE. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Meydenbauer Theatre. CE: 3.5 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Wouldn’t it be nice to go to a continuing education program that gives you the tools to be more successful starting on Monday morning? Wouldn’t it be great to be known as the dentist who offers excellent pain-free, post-operative care without the use of narcotics? Wouldn’t you like to be more confident in all of your prescription writing, knowing that you are on the cutting edge, that you are evidence-based and that you are guideline-driven? This is that program. In 2010, enough opioids were sold to medicat… Objectives: Describe the different types of antibiotics available and how to match the right drug to the right bug Discuss the pathophysiology of pain as it relates to dentistry Understand the perfect analgesic recipe to keep (almost) all of your patients out of pain – first time, every time. Topics: Pharmacology. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Lab Tech. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Suicide Awareness and Referral for Dental Professionals

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Jessica Gallus. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Meydenbauer 404-406. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Suicide is among the most pressing public health issues of our time. Scientific American recently called the U.S. suicide rate “nothing short of an epidemic,” with one life lost every 11.7 minutes. Washington’s suicide rate is 11 percent higher than the national average, with almost 1,300 suicide deaths in 2017, twice the number of lives lost to opioid overdose and also to traffic fatalities in the same year. Dental professionals are at higher risk for suicide, and often see patients that may be at risk. Th… Objectives: Explain suicide’s impact in communities Demonstrate how a dentist can help prevent suicide Apply Learn suicide prevention skills professionally and personally. Topics: Suicide Prevention. Target Audiences: Dentist. Hygienist. EFDA/Assistant. Front Office. Lab Tech. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Updates on Periodontal Disease and Biofilm Removal using Air Polishing

Lectures PNDC Speaker: Diane Daubert, RDH, MS, PhD. PNDC Event Type: Lecture. Venue: Meydenbauer 407-408. CE: 3 Credits. Cost: Free with Conference Badge. Course Description: Classification of diseases give the practitioner a framework to help diagnose and treat disease appropriately. The 2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases and Conditions was published in 2018, providing a comprehensive update to the 1999 Classifications. This course will provide a synopsis of the updates and the evidence that led to the changes. The course will address methods of biofilm removal, the cornerstone of periodontal therapy, with an emphasis on applicati… Objectives: Describe the 2018 updates to definitions of periodontal disease Recognize applications for use of air polishing Compare and contrast air polishing devices and powders for specific patient conditions. Topics: Periodontics. Target Audiences: Hygienist. Dentist. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.