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Education opportunities for the dental team!

THURSDAY, July 4

A01 Update on Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
Paul Gresko, EMT
Credit Hours: 2/Lecture
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Course Fee: None
Conventions Center
Room 302-A


This course is designed to give the attendee a practical approach to medical emergencies in the dental office, starting with the importance of taking a good medical history The course will also review the most common medical emergencies encountered as well as the medications used to treat them. Proper documentation and how to write and implement an emergency plan for your office will also be covered.

Paul Gresko is an Account Executive and Manager of Ergonomics for Valley Health System in New Jersey and also serves as Vice President of Applied Ergonomic Solutions, He received a BS in Health Care Administration from St. Peters College. He has worked as a paramedic and has extensive background in occupational health and work related injury treatment and control.

A02 Let's Have a Bleach Party
Jan Dobbie, RDA
Credit Hours: 2/Participation
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Course Fee: Members $45 Nonmembers $70
On-site Fee: Members $55 Nonmembers $80
Conventions Center
Room 302-B


Topics included in this comprehensive hands-on workshop are:

* Fabricating a perfect fitting whitening tray in minimal time

* Trouble shooting: sensitivity, slow bleaching

* Usage of different percentages

* Carbamide perioxide vs. Hydrogen perioxide

* Chairside whitening vs. home whitening

* Team work: role playing

* Marketing strategies

Jan Dobbie received her RDA from UCLA. She has over 20 year's experience in chairside and management of dental offices, She is currently a product education specialist for Ultradent Products, Inc, and lectures throughout the country.

FRIDAY, July 5

A03 Impressions and Temporaries: "No Fuss--No Muss!"
Howard S. Glazer, DDS, FAGD
Credit Hours: 2/Participation
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Course Fee: Members $45 Nonmembers $70
On-site Fee: Members $55 Nonmembers $80
Conventions Center
Room 302-A


A hands-on presentation designed to familiarize the participant with the latest methodology, advantages and techniques for proper impressions and fabrication of temporaries. Considerations of cost, ease of use and clean-up, and of course patient comfort, are key elements in selecting the right material for use. Several materials and their applications will be demonstrated. Participants will utilize models to practice various techniques, using a variety of impression materials and composite resins.

NOTE: Participants should bring the following three items with them:

1) Explorer 2) Scaler 3) Protective Eyewear

Dr. Howard S. Glazer is a Fellow and Past President of the Academy of General Dentistry. He is an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at SUNY (Buffalo) and the University of Florida (Gainesville). Currently, Dr. Glazer is the Deputy Chief Forensic Dental Consultant to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, City of New York.

A04 Collaboration Between Systemic and Oral Diseases--How Does the Dental Profession Communicate This to Our Patients
Maria Perno, RDH, MS
Credit Hours: 2/Lecture
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Course Fee: None
Conventions Center
Room 302-B


A growing body of evidence links periodontal disease to heart disease, diabetes, preterm low birth weight babies, and respiratory disease. Now, more that ever, oral health care professionals should be advising clients of this potential link, and providing recommendations on how to achieve and maintain oral health and systemic health. The course provides a comprehensive review of the theories supporting the oral/systemic link, as well as how to convey this message.

As a noted researcher, author, and speaker, Ms. Perno presents seminars and has appeared in network television interviews regarding the link between periodontal and systemic diseases. She is a member of the International Association for Dental Research, Oral Health Research Group, and the American Dental Hygienists' Association.

SATURDAY, July 6

A08 Reaching Your Practice Potential--A Total Team Effort
Cindy Ishimoto, CDPMA, CSC
Credit Hours: 2/Lecture
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Course Fee: None
Conventional Center
Room 302-A


The patient service cycle--communications that get results. Simple, useful, effective techniques and communication skills for achieving excellence in service, and a high level of efficiency and effectiveness for each phase of a patient's appointment from the first contact through reappointing for the next service. You will be able to take these tools back to your practice and implement them immediately.

Cindy Ishomoto has experience in chairside, business and management positions within the dental practice. A speaker, consultant and author for over 20 years, Ms. Ishomoto helps practices establish systems that balance serving patients, profitability and enjoyment of profession. She is an active member of The Academy of Dental Management Consultants and is a Certified SOPS consultant.

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE ADAA BYLAWS

Proposed Amendment #1

Amend Article III-Organization Structure Section 1, A. State Associations to read:

A. Organization. State Associations may be organized in each geographical area listed in Article VIII for the purpose of furthering the objectives of this Association and aiding Local Organizations within their boundaries; however, a State Association must be organized where at least one (1) Local Organization exists.

Proposed Amendment #2

Amend Article III--Organization Structure: amend preamble and add Section 3 to read:

This Association shall consist of State Associations, Local Organizations, and a Military Section.

Section 3. Military Section

A. There may be a Military Section of this Association consisting of Military Members, organized for the purpose of furthering the objectives of this Association.

B. The Military Section shall be entitled to representation in the ADAA House of Delegates as provided in Article VI.

Proposed Amendment #3

Amend Article IV Membership Section 2. to read:

Section 2. Membership Classifications. The membership classifications shall be Active, Student, Honorary, International, Life, Special, Associate, and Military.

Proposed Amendment #4

Strike Article IV Membership Section 2.E.Life 2.b.:

A life member who has maintained continuous active membership interrupted by student membership, for a period of thirty-five (35) years shall pay National dues at a twenty-five (25%) reduction

Proposed Amendment #5

Amend Article IV Membership Section 2.E.Life 2.a. Proviso to read:

2. A Life Member shall receive a life membership card, be required to pay full dues, and shall have all privileges and benefits of active members.

Proviso: This does not affect the members who have achieved life membership before October 23, 1979 and pay no dues; or members who have achieved life membership before October 8, 1988 and pay fifty per-cent (50%) of active member dues; or members who have achieved life membership before July 6, 2002 and pay National dues at a twenty-five percent (25%) reduction.

Proposed Amendment #6

Amend Article IV Membership Section 2. Membership Classifications to add subsection H:

H. Military Membership.

1. Military Membership shall be granted to only those dental assistants who obtain membership through one of the United States Military branches having a contractual relationship with the ADAA.

2. A military member may be on active military duty or a civilian who is currently employed by a branch of the United States Military as a dental assistant.

3. Military members may have the privilege of serving as a delegate to the ADAA House of Delegates and serving as members of councils.

4. Military members shall not be affiliated with any State Association or Local Organization and shall not be required to pay State or Local dues.

a. Military members by not being affiliated with a State Association or a Local Organization shall not be able to hold office in the ADAA or have representation on the Board of Trustees.

5. Military members shall receive the official publication of the ADAA, "The Dental Assistant Journal," but they shall not receive insurance or any other benefits provided by the ADAA.

Proposed Amendment #7

Amend Article IV Membership. Section 3. Tripartite.; to read:

A person applying for membership in the ADAA, a State Association, or a Local Organization shall be required to maintain membership in the ADAA, the State Association (where one exists) and the Local Organization (where one exists), except for Associate Membership, International Membership, and Military Membership.

Proposed Amendment #8

Amend Article VI--House of Delegates Sections 1 & 2 to read

Section 1. Composition and Qualifications. The House of Delegates shall be composed of delegates from the State Associations, delegates from the Military Section, and the voting members of the Board of Trustees. Only Active, Life, and Special, and Military members may serve as delegates or alternates.

Section 2. Number and Apportionment of Delegates. Each State Association shall be entitled to one (1) delegate plus one (1) additional delegate for every fifty (50) voting members. Each branch of the Military Section shall be entitled to one (1) delegate plus one (1) additional delegate for every two-hundred (200) members of the branch. The record date for determining the number of delegates shall be decided by the Board of Trustees.

Proposed Amendment #9

Amend Article VII--Officers, Section 4. Election to read:

Section 4. Election. Election shall be by ballot during the Annual Conference of the established election year, and a majority of the House of Delegates shall elect. If there are more than two candidates for an office and one candidate does not receive a majority on the first ballot, the two (2) names receiving the highest number of votes shall be reported to the ADAA Secretary to be placed on the ballot for election by the House of Delegates. Balloting shall continue until one (1) of the two (2) remaining candidates receives a majority vote.

Proposed Amendment #10

Amend Article VIII--Trustee Districts and Trustees, Section 2. Trustees. D. Election to read:

D. Election. Election shall be by ballot during the Annual Conference of the established election year, and a majority vote of the Trustee's District shall elect.

1. If there are more than two candidates for an office and one candidate does not receive a majority on the first ballot, the two (2) names receiving the highest number of votes shall be reported to the ADAA Secretary to be placed on the ballot for election by the District.

2. If an election results in no candidate elected with a majority vote after the second ballot, then the office shall be declared vacant and a trustee shall be appointed by the President after consultation with the Executive Committee and the state presidents of that district. The appointment shall be made within thirty (30) days of the declared vacancy. The appointed trustee shall assume his/her duties immediately upon accepting the appointment.

Proposed Amendment #11

Amend Article VIII--Trustee Districts and Trustees, Section 2. Trustees. E. Term of Office to read:

E. Term of Office. The term of office for a district trustee may be three (3) years or until a successor assumes office. Elected Trustees shall assume their duties on the same date as the elected officers. No Trustee shall serve more than two (2) consecutive terms.

Proposed Amendment #12

Amend Article VIII Section 2. G. to read:

G. Vacancies. In the event of a vacancy in the office of district trustee, the President, after consultation with the Executive Committee and the state presidents of the district, shall appoint a qualified member within the district to serve as a trustee for the unexpired portion of the three-year (3-year) term. The appointment shall be made within thirty (30) days of the declared vacancy.

Saturday, July 6-7:00-9:00 am BREAKFAST FORUMS

* Course Fee: Members $25 Nonmembers $40

* On-site Fee: Members $35 Nonmembers $50

* Full breakfast is included in course fee

* Credit Hours: 2--Lecture

A05 Dental Implants: Problem Solving: Future Directions

Jill Rethman, RDH--Sheraton Waikiki Honolulu Room

While newer implant systems have overcome many factors that contributed to past implant failures, complications still exist. Peri-implantitis is the condition that describes inflammation around the implant structure. This program reviews the causes of peri-implantitis. In addition, proper diagnosis of the ailing vs. failing implant is presented. Treatment options are provided. Finally, clinical cases are reviewed and appropriate trouble shooting procedures are discussed.

Jill Rethman has over 20 year's experience in dentist. She has practiced hygiene in both general and periodontal settings. Currently she works as a consultant to the dental industry, designing educational programs and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Practical Hygiene.

A06 Smiles Across America

Lois Reynolds--Sheraton Waikiki Oahu Room

Sponsored by Oral Health America this exciting program brings dental sealants to children across America. Learn more about this initiative and how you can become involved in this public health service.

Lois Reynolds is a dental assistant who has been involved in various areas of dentistry for over 25 years. She currently serves as Director of Coalition Development and Team Leader of Smiles Across America for Oral Health America.

A07 Adults in Their Prime--It's Time for Fluoride

Tonya Ray, RDH, MS--Sheraton Waikiki Niihau Room

Many American adults now retain their natural dentition throughout their lives. Caries effects these adults in a different manner than in children. This course will focus on fluoride strategies for prevention and management of coronal, secondary, and root caries. Risk indicators, clinical features and treatment considerations will be explored through case presentations.

Ms. Ray has held several varied positions during her career in dentistry which include clinical hygienist, assistant professor at Baylor College of Dentistry, author, and is currently the national manager of professional education with Oral-B Laboratories. She has been awarded "Corporate Member of the Year" by the American Dental Assistants Association and is currently Vice Chairman of the ADAA Foundation.
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