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Annual Meeting, June 2-4, 2017


with Dr. Maurice A. Salama

Friday, June 2 & Saturday, June 3, 2017

(6 hours CE/AGD Perio Lecture Credit each day)

Dr. Maurice A. Salama completed his undergraduate studies at the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1985, where he received his BS in Biology. Dr. Salama received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where he later received his dual specialty certification in Orthodontics and Periodontics, as well as his implant training at the Branemark Center at Penn.

Dr. Salama is currently on the faculties of the University of Pennsylvania and the Medical College of Georgia as Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics. Dr. Salama is a permanent member of the Scientific Committee of the world’s leading online Dental Education Website

He is also a member of the Team Atlanta Dental Practice which is a multidisciplinary practice world renowned for their clinical research in reconstructive and esthetic dentistry.

To be a viable treatment choice in the partially edentulous case, the implant supported restoration must functionally and cosmetically equal or surpass that of conventional crown and bridge. This requires development of the edentulous ridge or potential implant restorative site to mimic that of a natural tooth. The essence in the creation of this illusion of reality is the soft tissue restorative frame.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Bone & Sinus Augmentation:

  • Extraction Site Management
  • Bone Particulate Grafts and GBR
  • Utilization Bioactive Modifiers PRF, PRGF, BMP-s
  • Ridge Splitting or Expansion Techniques
  • Autogeneous or Allograft Onlay Bone Blocks
  • Sinus Augmentation Crestal and Lateral Approaches

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Soft Tissue Augmentation for Teeth, Pontics and Implants:

Root Coverage Procedures
Ridge Augmentation for pontic and implant sites, “creating the esthetic illusion”

  1. Roll techniques
  2. Inlay pouch technique
  3. Onlay technique

Acellular Dermal Matrix and its utilization in perio-plastic surgery

BioActive Modifiers to enhance wound healing

  1. The role of Blood Born Bioactive Modifiers
  2. Emdogain — EMP (enamel matrix protein)

Periodontal Microsurgery

  1. Tunnel Technique
  2. VISTA
  3. Semi-Lunar
  4. Modified Pinhole
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(This weekend will consist of the 2 new disciplines required for Mastership)


Dr. Steven Bender
“Triaging the Facial Pain Patient: From Diagnosis to Management Strategies”

Dr. J. Bruce Bavitz
“Anesthesia, Pain Management, Sedation and Pharmacology

Friday, October 27, 2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Sunday, October 29, 2017
[ 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day ]


Dr. Steven D. Bender earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1986 and practiced general restorative dentistry for 14 years.

He then studied orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders at the Parker E Mahan Facial Pain Center at the University Of Florida College Of Dentistry under the mentorship of Doctors Henry Gremillion and Parker Mahan.

From 2000-2015, Dr. Bender maintained a private practice devoted to pain management of the head and face, as well as sleep medicine.

Beginning in 2016, he transitioned to a full time faculty member of Texas A&M College of Dentistry and assumed the role of director of facial pain and sleep medicine.

He has earned Fellowship in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, the American Headache Society, the International Academy of Oral Oncology and the American College of Dentists.

He is a past president of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain as well as the Fourth District Dental Society of Texas and the Dallas Academy of General Dentistry. In addition, he serves as a consultant for the United States Army.


Dr. J. Bruce Bavitz, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1984 and completed his Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) Residency in Pittsburgh in 1988.

He is currently the Merritt C. Pederson Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgical Specialties at the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry, and has given multiple CE courses to dentists both nationally and internationally.

He is past president of the Nebraska Society of OMFS, the Lincoln District Dental Society, and the Nebraska Chapter of the American College of Dentists and is a Diplomate of the American Board of OMFS.

He has a United States patent on a dental implant aligning device, is a member of the Oral Surgery/Pain Control test construction section for the National Dental Board, and has performed office inspections for the State of Nebraska for dentist’s seeking advanced anesthesia permits.

He is currently the coordinating editor for Practical Reviews in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and serves as a reviewer for multiple implant and oral surgery journals. His primary area of research and publishing involves the surgical anatomy of the jaws and alveolar bone reconstruction.

“Triaging the Facial Pain Patient: From Diagnosis to Management Strategies”

with Dr. Steven Bender
Friday, October 27, 2017, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 28, 2017, 8 a.m. – 12 noon

By far, the most common reason patients seek care in a medical or dental setting is for pain.

At least 22% of the population has suffered from facial pain more than once in the past 6 months with the highest prevalence in the 18- to 25-year-old age group.

Oral and facial pains may be due to disease of the orofacial structures, musculoskeletal system, peripheral or central nervous system, or possibly, the manifestation of psychosocial disorders.

These pain conditions can be primary in presentation or secondary due to referral from other sources such as cervical or intracranial structures.

The diversity of these numerous structures and their complex innervations are potentially responsible for the sometimes-puzzling symptomatology these patients present with.

In order to effectively treat the facial pain patient; a systematic approach to examination must be a part of the diagnostic process.

This course will provide the clinician with a cursory background of pain definitions, classifications and presentations commonly seen in the head, face and oral cavity regions.

The second portion of this course will discuss management strategies of some of the most frequently encountered facial pain presentations.

This activity will be enhanced with real patient case presentations designed to encourage discussion. It is encouraged for the participants to bring some of their most challenging cases for group discussion.

At the conclusion of this course, the clinician should feel comfortable with the process necessary to adequately screen, treat or refer this often-misdiagnosed group of patients.

• Learn the classifications of pain
• Recognize pain presentations in the oral and facial region and common referral patterns
• Establish diagnostic procedures and office protocols for patients with chronic facial pain
• Review evidence-based treatment protocols for different chronic facial pain conditions
• Know when and how to work with other specialties and when it’s best to refer

• Introduction: what is orofacial pain
• Epidemiology of orofacial pain
• Classifications of pain
• Introduction to assessment strategies
• Orofacial pain presentations:
o musculoskeletal
o neuropathic
o burning mouth syndrome
o primary headache disorders “the red flags”
• Management strategies for orofacial pain conditions with case studies

“Anesthesia, Pain Management, Sedation and Pharmacology”

with Dr. J. Bruce Bavitz
Saturday, October 28, 2017 • 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 29, 2017 • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

• What’s new in local anesthesia
• Intranasal administration
• Buffering
• Reversal
• Pediatric dosing review

Pain Management
• Acute versus Chronic
• Central versus peripherally acting agents
• Nation’s opioid epidemic
• Contemporary narcotic prescription guidelines

• Rationale, why sedate?
• New ADA Guidelines and NE state laws, why the drama
• Minimal, moderate and deep sedation definition review
• Capnography
• Review of overdose cases…what went wrong?

• Review of drug classes and best agents from each class
• Future breakthroughs?
• Advantages and disadvantages of each route of drug administration
• FDA approval process
• Antibiotic review, both topical and systemic

Product Training
• Kovanaze intranasal local
• Emergency epinephrine options glass ampules versus Epipens
• Mock challenging case scenarios…
can’t get numb, anxious and pregnant, medication related osteonecrosis, novel oral anticoagulants, respiratory depression during sedation, allergic to local

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