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Nashville, July 16-19, 2003 new beginnings education, governance, events & information.

ADAA Education

Thursday, July 17, 2003
A01 Step Up to Power Brushes

Tonya Ray, RDH, MA
Credit Hours: 2--Lecture
9:30 am-11:30 am


A brief history of power toothbrushes during the past 30 years is presented and a look at research that has provided insight to the dental professionals' changing opinions is also addressed. Ninety percent of dental practices in the U.S. report they recommend some type of power toothbrush for their patients. Learn how to make wise decisions for your patients.

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.
A02 Quality Assurance in Dental
Imaging

Joanne Amorese
Credit Hours: 2--Lecture
9:30 am-11:30 am


Join in this useful presentation on troubleshooting errors in film processing. Receive "enlightening" tips for your darkroom, and make informed decisions on film speeds and exposure times. Learn more about panoramic film/screen systems and environmental solutions for the dental office.

Joanne Amorese has been in health imaging for over 20 years, As a Sales and Service Representative for Eastman Kodak Company she provides technical assistance to dental offices on the use of a variety of films and processing chemistries used in today's busy practices.
A03 Discover Your Incredible Future!

Joseph Blaes, DDS
Credit Hours: 2--Lecture
3:00 pm-5:00 pm


This fast moving course demonstrates how the proper handling of materials can make procedures faster, better and more fun for the entire dental team. A well trained clinical assistant operating in a well-organized treatment area can significantly reduce the time necessary to complete any procedure. This will be an exciting and enjoyable learning experience that will lead to an improvement in your every clay working environment.

Dr. Blaes has created a unique, innovative, insurance-free, fee-for-service general practice in St. Louis, Missouri, that emphasizes preventive, esthetic, reconstructive and implant dentistry. Because of his interest in new and innovative materials and techniques, Dr. Blaes began writing "Pearls for Your Practice" in Dental Economics. The column quickly became a trusted resource for new dental materials and techniques. In 1996 he was named editor of Dental Economics and is responsible for the new editorial direction of the magazine. His lecture and hands-on programs for dentists and allied dental personnel have won rave reviews around the country.
A04 Provisionals Made Easy

Kathleen Randolph
Credit Hours: 2--Participation
3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Course Fee: Members $45 Nonmembers $70
Onsite Fee: Members $55 Nonmembers $80


Learn in this hands on environment the functions of provisionals and the different types of matrices and materials available. Make your own provisional using techniques that will be effective and easy to use in your dental office.

Kathleen Randolph received a Business Administration Degree from St. Mary's University, Winona, MN. The past eight years she has provided technical support to the 3M ESPE Dental Products organization and dental industry. Ms. Randolph coordinates and implements customer research for product development, conducts product education and training, leads new, product commercialiazation teams and authors technical publications. Dental background, technical experiences and the customer's perspective are incorporated into her lectures.

Friday, July 18, 2003
A05 Report Card on Oral Health in
America (Breakfast Forum)

Lois Reynolds
Credit Hours: 2--Lecture
7:00 am-9:15 am (full breakfast included)
Course Fee: Members $30 Nonmembers $45
Onsite Fee: Members $40 Nonmembers $55


In Fall 2000, Oral Health America released the national oral health report card, which examines all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The report found great variation among the states in a range of measures, including fluoridation rates, Medicaid reimbursement rates, incidence of oral cancer, spit tobacco use, frequency of dental visits, etc. The overall United States grade was a "C-". Fortunately, safe and effective oral disease preventive measures do exist. Learn how individuals, communities, and the health profession can and must continue to work together to create successful policies and programs that will make oral health care an integral part of overall health care.

Lois Reynolds has more than 20 years' experience as a dental professional. From chairside dental assistant; expanded duty dental assistant, Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant, health educator to consultant and professional speaker. Ms. Reynolds is a full time member of the Oral Health America team and serves as a resource to states, organization and individuals assisting in developing partners, projects/programs and resources to improve oral health for their state, region and community.
A06 Update on New CDC Guidelines
(Breakfast Forum)

Sharon Dickinson, CDA, CDPMA
Credit Hours: 2--Lecture
7:00 am-9:15 am (full breakfast included)
Course Fee: Members $30 Nonmembers $45
Onsite Fee: Members $40 Nonmembers $55


A leading dental educator will overview the changes to the revised Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) infection control guidelines and what these changes mean to the dental team. As a bonus, the Organization for Safety & Asepsis Procedures (OSAP) will provide each participant a guidelines workbook. This workbook was developed by aSAP in cooperation with the CDC. It provides practical insights and walks the dental professional through the guidelines from a dental office's perspective.

Sharon K. Dickinson, CDA, CDPMA, authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry. Ms. Dickinson has been actively involved in the dental profession as a chairside assistant, office manager, consultant, and educator. Since 1981, director of the dental assisting program at El Paso Community College. An active member of the American Dental Assistants Association, she held the position of President of the Texas DAA and ADAA Ninth District Trustee from 1988-1993. She is currently President of the Texas Association of School Based Health Centers.
A07 Advancing Women's Health by the
Dental Team

Margaret I. Scarlett, DMD
Credit Hours: 2--Lecture
2:00 pm-4:00 pm


Science is rapidly changing when addressing health differences between men and women. A recent Institute of Medicine report outlined the differences, spurred by data available since federal legislation mandated the inclusion of women and minorities in clinical research trials. Recent myths and controversies about women's health are addressed, including premenopausal dry mouth, hormone replacement therapy, differential response to pain and gender differences in response to heart disease. The dental assistant has an important role in educating patients/consumers about the rapidly changing science base and their health. They are positioned to provide education about the differences between men and women in oral and systemic health.

Dr. Margaret I. Scarlett is an accomplished clinician, scientist, lecturer and policy expert in dentistry, as well as women's health. AS immediate past president of the American Association of Women Dentists, she has been an advocate for women in dentistry. Currently, she is the editor for the Woman Dentist Journal, a journal reaching out to women dentists and dental team members nationally and internationally. While working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, she was assigned to the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General. She worked on a broad array of policy issues, including working in the Office on Women's Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Saturday, July 19, 2003
A08 Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still
Treat Me, When I'm 64?

Linda Niessen, DMD, MPH
Credit Hours: 2--Lecture
8:00 am-10:00 am


Aging successfully includes a healthy dentition. This program will discuss the unique oral health needs of an aging population. It will review changes associated with aging and diseases and how they affect oral health. Common medical conditions and the medication patients take that increase their risk for caries, periodontal disease and other oral problems will be examined. Modifications of dental treatment for patients with special needs will be discussed and cases will be provided to illustrate the efforts of the dental team in assisting patients to age successfully.

Linda Niessen, DMD, MPH currently serves as Vice President, Clinical Education for DENTSPLY International. She holds a faculty appointment as Clinical Professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences at the Baylor College of Dentistry, a member of the Texas A & M Health Science Center in Dallas, Texas. She provides patient care at the VA North Texas Health Care System to residents of the Transitional Care Unit.
A09 Complementary and Alternative
Medicine: The Role of the Dental
Professional

Patty Bonasso-Byrd, RDH, BS
Credit Hours: 2--Lecture
8:00 am-10:00 am


Americans are seeking alternative care (either exclusively or in conjunction with allopathic/traditional therapies) in record numbers. This program is designed to help the dental professional gain a solid working knowledge of alternative medicine and how it relates to dentistry.

Patty Byrd, RDH, BS, received her dental hygiene education from the University of Louisville in 1978 and recently completed her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Training and Development. With 23 years experience in the profession, she has served as a clinician, sales representative, educator, faculty member and business owner. Nationally, she presents continuing education courses to numerous audiences on a wide variety of dental topics.
L07 When Broken Appointments
Shatter Profitability

Linda Drevenstedt
Credit Hours: 3.5--Lecture
1:30 pm-5:00 pm
Co-sponsored with the AGD


The money lost from broken appointments can be a wake-up call for your practice. How are you managing the lost productivity and income? This course gives you specific verbal skills and letters to reduce broken appointments.

Ms. Drevenstedt is President of Drevenstedt Consulting, LLC

ADAA Governance

Wednesday, July 16

Course Managers' Orientation 4:30 pm-5:00 pm

New Delegate Orientation 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Board of Trustees Meeting 5:00 pm-10:00 pm

Thursday, July 17

District Caucuses 8:00 am-9:15 am

Convocation/First House of Delegates/Meet the Candidates 12:15 pm-3:00 pm

Friday, July 18

Bylaws Forum 9:30 am-10:30 am

Legislative Forum 9:30 am-10:30 am

ADAA/DANB Forum 9:30 am-10:30 am

Reference Committees 11:00 am-12:30 pm

District Caucuses 4:15 pm-5:45 pm

Membership Forum 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Saturday, July 19

Second House of Delegates 10:15 am-12:30 pm

Sunday, July 20

New Officer/Trustee Orientation 8:00 am-9:00 am

Board of Trustees Meeting 9:00 am-12:00 pm

ADAA Special Events

Wednesday, July 16

AGD/ADAA Registration Patty 3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Thursday, July 17

Exhibits--3:00 pm-8:00 pm

AGD/ADAA Welcome Reception 3:00 pm-8:00 pm

ADAA FUN(D) Patty 7:45 pm-10:00 pm See details on page 48

Friday, July 18

Exhibits--10:00 am-6:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Luncheon--FREE 11:30 am-1:30 pm

Saturday, July 19

Exhibits--9:00 am-2:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Luncheon--FREE 11:30 am-1:30 pm

International Dental Assisting and Nursing Symposium

The American and Canadian Dental Assistants Associations are scheduling a symposium for July 16 preceding the ADAA Annual Conference in Nashville.

The theme of the Symposium is Globalization of Dental Assisting and its purpose is to bring together representatives from dental assisting and dental nursing organizations from around the world for the exchange of information and practice knowledge.

ADAA Immediate Past President Cynthia K. Bradley, CDA, EFDA will co-chair the Symposium with Brenda Moffatt, Past President of the CDAA. Danelle Fulawka, former CDAA President will facilitate a series of roundtable discussions of interest to the profession.

There will be no charge for the symposium, and those interested should contact info@cdaa.ca.

A10 President's Gala Saturday, 6 PM-10 PM $70

Take this opportunity to enjoy a delicious dinner and delightful camaraderie as the ADAA's 79th Annual Conference draws to a close. As always, ceremonies will include the introduction and installation of the new president and board of trustees. A brief awards ceremony will also be presented. Join us as the ADAA inaugurates a new beginning and a new year of professional service.

Cocktails--6 PM (cash bar); Dinner--7 PM (Register Under Tours and Events A10)
Exhibit Hours

Thursday 3 pm-8 pm
Friday 10 am-6 pm
Saturday 9 am-2 pm

TOURS

Wednesday, July 16

Hermitage Tour
T01 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. $30 *
Nashville's national treasure, the home of
Andrew Jackson.

Music City Swing Driving Tour
T02 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. $23
Music Row, Vanderbilt U., Union Station
Mall, State Capitol and more.

Driving Tour of the Stars' Homes
T03 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. $35
Homes and former homes of your favorite
country stars.

Music City Swing Driving Tour
T04 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. $23

Cheekwood Tour
T05 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. $37
Considered one of the finest examples of
Georgian architecture in the South.

Country Music Hall of Fame
T06 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. $34
Artifacts., interaction, a/v and galleries
galore.

Whitewater Rafting on the
Ocoee River

T07 7:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m. $121
Maximum of 54 people
Tours go rain or shine but certain age and
ability restrictions apply.

Jack Daniel's Distillery Tour
T08 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. $55
Maximum of 115 people
Guided tour and a generous southern
style lunch. Walking and stair climbing
required.

Thursday, July 17

Hermitage Tour
T09 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. $30

Music City Swing Driving Tour
T10 8:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. $23

Belle Meade Plantation and
Belmont Mansion Tour
T11 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $42
The "Queen of Southern Plantations"
includes the South's largest collection of
antique carriages and buggies.

Cheekwood Tour
T12 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. $37

Adventure Science Center
T13 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. $38
For kids of all ages. Hands-on exhibits
include "Wall of Skin", Dinomation" and
the Sudikum Planetarium.

Historical Franklin Tour
T14 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $75
The whole town is on the National Historic
Register; visit homes and shops and enjoy
lunch at the Stoveworks.

Parthenon and Frist Center
for Visual Arts Tour
T15 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. $75
Visit this century-old replica, then lunch
at the Sunset Grill and go on to the Frist
Center for the Arts.

Jack Daniel's Distillery, Tour
T16 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. $55
Maximum of 115 people

Huntsville Space Center Tour
T17 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. $74
Be an astronaut for a day at the world's
largest space attraction.

Mammoth Cave Tour
T18 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. $76
Maximum of 55 people
Ranger led tour of one of the world's wonders.
Strenuous 2 hour hike. Stairs and
other challenges. Roud trip travel time 4
hours. Box lunch included.

Friday, July 18

Cheekwood Tour
T19 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. $37

Driving Tour of the Stars' Homes
T20 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. $35

Country Music Hall of Fame Tour
T21 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. $34

Hermitage Tour
T22 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. $30

Music City Swing Driving Tour
T23 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. $23

Belle Meade Plantation and
Belmont Mansion Tour
T24 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. $42

Historical Franklin Tour
T25 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $75

Parthenon and Frist Center
for Visual Arts Tour
T26 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. $75

Jack Daniel's Distillery Tour
T27 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. $55
Maximum of 115 people

Mammoth Cave Tour
T28 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. $76
Maximum of 55 people

White Water Rafting on the
Ocoee River
T29 7:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m. $121
Maximum of 54 people

Saturday, July 19

Hermitage Tour
T30 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. $30

Music City Swing Driving Tour
T31 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $23

Belle Meade Plantation and
Belmont Mansion Tour
T32 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. $42

Country Music Hall of Fame Tour
T33 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. $34

Historical Franklin Tour
T34 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $75

Huntsville Space Center Tour
T35 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. $74

Mammoth Cave Tour
T36 8:00 a.m-4:00 p.m. $76
Maximum of 55 people

Civil War Tour
T37 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. $64
584-acre battlefield near Murfreesboro
includes Stones River Cemetery and
Hazen Brigade Monument. Lunch included
at the Front Porch Cafe.

Sunday, July 20

Music City Swing Driving Tour
T38 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. $23

Driving Tour of the Stars' Homes
T39 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. $35


TOUR NOTES

* Prices listed are per person.

Tours are provided through the Academy of General Dentistry. For full tour details request a complete AGD Conference program. All questions pertaining to the tours should be forwarded directly to the AGD:
www.agd.org
888/243-3368 x 4339
fax 312-440-0513


The ADAA is not responsible for any cancellations or refunds of any tour.

The Academy of General Dentistry is neither liable nor responsible for delays caused by traffic, mechanical difficulties or other problems beyond the control of the Academy. No refunds will be given for any such delays.
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