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Continuing Dental Education

Course Information

Update in General Practice 2014

Course Closed Course Has Already Been Held
Date: Thursday - Friday, June 12 - 13, 2014
Time: 8:00am - 5:45pm
Credit: 15 hours
Location: The Friday Center, Chapel Hill, NC
Cost: $550.00 Dentist
$250.00 Team Member
Sponsor: Operative Dentistry


Course Description
The 2014 Update in General Practice continuing education program will offer a concise and systematic synopsis of the current trends in general dentistry based on evidence from clinical practice and recent research. This program has been specifically designed for the dental professional who desires a comprehensive update in dentistry without sacrificing a lot of productive practice time. An outstanding line-up of faculty will deliver new and exciting presentations encompassing most of the dental specialty areas. Presentations will focus on clinical treatment planning, patient management, treatment concepts and techniques, and various medical legal applications of patient records. Presentations are in lecture format with a 15-minute discussion period following each presentation, which will allow you to ask questions and personalize information gained from each topic.

The information presented at this educational activity should improve your ability to:
1. Demonstrate basic precepts of patient care in general practice settings.
2. Diagnose and treat the incomplete cusp.
3. Manage failures and complications in implant supported prostheses.
4. Treat non-odontogenic pain in the oral cavity.
5. Relate to everyday encounters with oral pathology in general practice.
6. Appreciate recent developments in universal bonding agents and bulk-fill flowables.
7. Consider options for the management of missing lateral incisors.
8. Manage surgical complications related to implant placement.
9. Compare CAD/CAM versus conventional complete dentures.
10. Implement laboratory technology updates.
11. Recognize treatment of oral cancer patients receiving radiotherapy.
12. Describe a philosophy of dental treatment in the older adult.

Thursday, June 12
7:30am - 8:00am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 8:15am Introduction & Course Orientation - Dr. James Parker
8:15am - 9:30am If it Aint Broke, Why Fix It? Diagnosing and Treating the Incomplete Cusp Fracture - Dr. Keith Phillips
9:30am - 9:50am Refreshment Break
9:50am - 11:05am Dr. Phillips continues
11:05am - 11:15am Stretch Break
11:15am - 12:30pm Failures and Complications in Implant Supported Prostheses: How to Manage these Situations - Dr. Gustavo Mendonca
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch in the Trillium Dining Room
1:30pm - 2:45pm Non-Odontogenic Pain in the Oral Cavity - Dr. Michael Apicella
2:45pm - 3:05pm Refreshment Break
3:05pm - 4:20pm Everyday Encounters with Oral Pathology in General Practice - Dr. Alice Curran
4:20pm - 4:30pm Stretch Break
4:30pm - 5:45pm All You Should Know About Recently Developed Universal Bonding Agents and Bulk-Fill Flowables - Dr. Rick Walter

Friday, June 13
7:45am - 8:15am Sign-in & Continental Breakfast
8:15am - 9:30am Considerations for Management of Missing Lateral Incisors - Dr. Gavin Heymann
9:30am - 9:50am Refreshment Break
9:50am - 11:05am Managing Surgical Complications Related to Implant Placement - Dr. Glen Reside
11:05am - 11:15am Stretch Break
11:15am - 12:30pm CAD/CAM vs. Conventional Complete Dentures - Dr. Robert Wright
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch in the Trillium Dining Room
1:30pm - 2:45pm Laboratory Technology Update - Dr. Larry Holt
2:45pm - 3:05pm Refreshment Break
3:05pm - 4:20pm Dental Treatment of Oral Cancer Patients Receiving Radiotherapy - Dr. Sun-Yung Bak
4:20pm - 4:30pm Stretch Break
4:30pm - 5:45pm A Philosophy of Dental Treatment in the Older Adult - Dr. Allen Samuelson

Registration Fee and Credit
The UNC School of Dentistry designates this activity for 15 hours of continuing education credits for attending the complete 2-day program which will meet the NC License renewal CE requirements. You may earn up to 7.5 hours of continuing education credit per day. The course will be held daily from 8:00am to 5:45pm. Your registration fee includes course materials, a continental breakfast, and buffet lunch each day. Special dietary requirements will be honored whenever possible. Please be sure to notify our office in writing of your special need no later than June 5, 2014. The 2-day course registration fee is $550 for Dentists and $250 for Team Members. Team Members who register with a dentist may attend at a reduced fee of $225. You may attend on a daily basis for a fee of $290/day for Dentists and $145/day for Team Members. Registration is often limited. All registrations must be received by June 5, 2014. When your registration is processed, you will be mailed receipt and/or confirmation.

Refund Policy
Since considerable advance planning is necessary for this continuing education program, a registration refund, less a $50 fee, will be issued for cancellations received by June 5, 2014. The cancellation fee is necessary to cover materials and facilities costs incurred for each participant, which are non-refundable to us. No refunds will be issued after June 5, 2014.

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.

Disclosure Statement
In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V., everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the activity.

As a continuing education provider, UNC School of Dentistry is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. The School is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.