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31st Annual Dental Review

Course Closed Course Has Already Been Held
Date: Thursday - Saturday, June 19 - 21, 2014
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Credit: 12 hours
Location: Kingston Plantation - Myrtle Beach, SC
Cost: $495.00 Dentist
$285.00 Team Member
Sponsor: Operative Dentistry


Course Description
The 31st Annual Dental Review at the beautiful Kingston Plantation Embassy Suites Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC. Offering a great update for the general dentist, this years program will feature a broad potpourri of practical topics, highlighted by an excellent line-up of speakers including our featured speaker, Dr. Ronnie Weathers, as well as the ever popular guest speaker, Dr. Randy Huffines, along with outstanding faculty from UNC.

Once you have registered for the course, be sure to make your room reservations. Two-room ocean view suites at the Kingston Plantation welcome you with comfort and convenience. Condominiums throughout the Plantation offer a spacious alternative in natural surroundings for even more privacy. One, two, and three-bedroom wood view and lake view villas are available. We have reserved a block of suites and villas for your arrival on Wednesday, June 18 and departure on Sunday, June 22. Hotel suite rates are $238 (single or double), Woodview and Lakeview Villas are $239 (1 bedroom), $309 (2 bedroom) and $359 (3 bedroom); plus tax. We recommend that you make your reservation early. The Kingston Plantation Reservations Office at: (800) 876-0010 or call Central Reservations at (800) EMBASSY. Please refer to the UNC School of Dentistry Annual Dental Review room block when making your reservations. Dont be disappointed, book early. The room block will be released after June 4, 2014. Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to arrival will forfeit one night deposit. Hotel suites only (sorry, no villas) include complimentary breakfast and afternoon cocktails. For more information on the Kingston Plantation, visit their web site at

Day 1 will highlight our featured speaker, Dr. Ronnie Weathers who will address new developments in oral pathology. Dr. Weathers is widely regarded for his insightful courses that are not only highly informative, but also are wonderfully enjoyable owing to the many anecdotes and experiences that are related in the context of the conditions that are reviewed. Back by popular demand once again is Dr. Randy Huffines, who will review salient information on treating risky, medically compromised patients. Topping off a superb day of talented teachers is Dr. Ed Swift who will present a valuable update on contemporary cements.

Day 2 will start with Dr. Ralph Leonard, who will provide an insightful and interesting presentation addressing the ever present challenges of meeting OSHA requirements in the dental office. Thereafter the talented Dr. Andre Ritter will review current strategies for caries prevention in light of the latest research. The morning will conclude with a practical review by Dr. Harald Heymann on the topic of conservative approaches to esthetic dilemmas.

Day 3 will kick off with a continuation of Dr. Huffines lecture on treating the medically compromised patient. Thereafter, Dr. Lee Boushell will address strategic decisions for adhesive success. Finally, our featured speaker, Dr. Ronnie Weathers will review a collection of those lesions that are commonly seen in the dental office, including lesions of diverse origin, or which are reactive, neoplastic, congenital or hereditary. Get the facts based on research, not opinion and hype! This years 31st Annual Dental Review program is one you will not want to miss.

Course Objectives
Following attendance to this course, the participants will be able to relate information to clinical practice regarding:
1. Identify new developments in oral pathology including new oral diagnosis aids, facts on bis-phosphonates, new concepts in the etiology of oral cancers, and saliva diagnostics.
2. Describe the most commonly occurring oral lesions as well as their appearance and treatment.
3. Chronicle and differentiate among the many new contemporary cements.
4. Relate updated OSHA regulations and identify measures of compliance in the dental office.
5. Describe conservative approaches for treating a myriad of common esthetic dilemmas, such as white spots, interarch tooth size discrepancies, and missing anterior teeth.
6. Identify the primary risk factors in treating medically compromised patients.
7. List the many new types of dental adhesives and identify the pros and cons of each.

A beach Fun Run, complete with a complimentary T-shirt to participants will be part of the sun and fun activities. Dont miss this great opportunity to enjoy an informative continuing education course at an unequaled beach setting.

Thursday, June 19
7:00-7:45 Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibitions
7:45-8:00 Dr. Heymann - Course Announcements
8:00-9:00 Dr. Ed Swift - Contemporary Cements: An Update
9:00-10:00 Dr. Randy Huffines - Dick Cheney: Dental Patient, Part I
10:00-10:30 Break, Exhibitions, and Discussion
Featured Speaker
10:30-12:15 Dr. Ronnie Weathers - Whats Up Doc? New Developments in Oral Pathology
12:15-12:30 Questions and Discussion

Friday, June 20
6:30AM Fun Run
7:00-8:00 Continental Breakfast and Exhibitions
8:00-9:00 Dr. Ralph Leonard - OSHA Update 2014
9:00-10:15 Dr. Andre Ritter - Current Strategies for Caries Prevention
10:15-10:45 Break, Exhibitions, and Discussion
10:45-12:15 Dr. Harald Heymann - Conservative Approaches to Esthetic Dilemmas
12:15-12:30 Questions and Discussion

Saturday, June 21
7:00-8:00 Continental Breakfast and Exhibitions
8:00-9:00 Dr. Randy Huffines - Dick Cheney: Dental Patient Part II
9:00-10:00 Dr. Lee Boushell - Strategic Decisions for Adhesive Success
10:00-10:30 Break, Exhibitions, and Discussion
Featured Speaker
10:30-12:15 Dr. Ronnie Weathers - Common Things That Occur in Oral Pathology
12:15-12:30 Questions and Discussion

Meet the Speakers
Dr. Dwight R. Weathers received his pre-dental training, his dental training and his pathology specialty dental training all at Emory University. He has been on the Emory faculty beginning in 1966 then serving as Chairman of the Department of Oral Pathology and then Dean of the Dental School from 1985-1992. Dr. Weathers is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral Pathology and is a member of numerous dental organizations. He is the author of numerous scientific articles and has been co-investigator and principal investigator on a number of grants. Dr. Weathers is the recipient of numerous awards for his contributions to dentistry. He retired from Emory University in 2010 and was granted Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus of Emory University. He is currently a consultant to Emory University and serves as Director, Office of Dental Programs. He continues to speak nationally and internationally on Oral Pathology.

Dr. Randy Huffines for 30 years has treated older and medically complex adults in a traditional private practice, nursing homes, and hospitals. In 1988 he completed a two-year clinical Fellowship in Geriatric Dentistry. For the past 23 years he has been Director of Geriatric Dentistry at the Quillen Medical Center in Johnson City, Tennessee. He has faculty appointments in colleges of dentistry, medicine, nursing, and allied health. Dr. Huffines is a Past President and a Fellow of the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry, Fellow of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, and
Diplomate of the American Board Special Care Dentistry. He is a Fellow of and Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Scotland.

UNC Faculty
Lee Boushell, Associate Professor, Operative Dentistry, UNC Department of Operative Dentistry
Harald Heymann, Professor, Operative Dentistry, UNC Department of Operative Dentistry
Ralph Leonard, Interim Associate Dean for Clinical Operations, Distinguished Professor, Director, Dental Faculty Practice, UNC Department of Operative Dentistry
Andre Ritter, Interim Chair, Professor, Graduate Program Director, UNC Department of Operative Dentistry
Edward Swift, Interim Associate Dean of Student Clinics, Professor, UNC Department of Operative Dentistry

Registration and Fees
The UNC School of Dentistry designates this activity for up to 12 hours of continuing education credits for attending the complete 3 day program. Up to 4 hours of continuing education credit per day, subject to regulation by individual state boards. This course will be held daily from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Your registration fee includes a continental breakfast each morning. The complete 3-day course registration fees are $495 for Dentists and $285 for Team Members. You may attend on a daily basis for a fee of $190/day for Dentists and $100/day for Team Members.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the University will fully refund registration fees but is not responsible for any related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines, rental car or travel agencies.

Dental education institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Sponsorship of a continuing education course by the University of North Carolina does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product by this institution.

ADA CERP Recognized Provider
This continuing education program is presented by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry and the Continuing Dental Education program. The UNC Continuing Dental Education program is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. UNC CDEs term of recognition is May 2012 through June 2015. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at