April 2012 Course Descriptions

American Heart Association Basic Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS-HCP)

Karen Dowler, R.N., B.S.N, MEd

Morton B. Rosenberg, D.M.D. Professor and Head, Division of Anesthesia and Pain Control, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine; Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Tufts University School of Medicine

This hands-on course reviews the skills of CPR for victims for all ages (including ventilation with a barrier device, bag-masking device, and oxygen), use of an AED, and relief of a foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO). It is intended for participants to certify or re-certify participants who provide healthcare to patients in a wide variety of settings.

Required – Course participants MUST complete the online BLS for Healthcare Providers Part 1 to be able to attend this hands-on workshop. Only certificates from the American Heart Association are accepted and MUST be brought by participants to gain admittance to this program.

Upon completion of online BLS for Healthcare Providers Part 1, participants must print out the completion certificate and bring to the course. The online program must be taken within 60 days prior to program date. This online course can be found at www.onlineaha.org. Any online course fees are the responsibility of the course participant. Participants will learn single-rescuer and team basic life support for adults, children and infants through 5 interactive exercises, scenarios and a written test. Will also learn how to recognize life-threatening emergencies, provide high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilation and provide early use of an AED. Course also teaches relief of choking.

Participants should wear casual clothes.

Course Number: C800019
Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Time: 4:30-6:30pm
Tuition: $100 Doctor / $75 Staff
Credit: 2 Hours – Participation
AGD Code: 142


Advanced Topics in Dentoalveolar Surgery

Salvatore L. Ruggiero, D.M.D., M.D., F.A.C.S. New York Center for Orthognathic and Maxillofacial Surgery; Associate Clinical Professor, Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine; Associate Clinical Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Stuart E. Lieblich, D.M.D. Associate Clinical Professor, University of Connecticut; Visiting Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Private practice, Avon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Avon CT.

Dentoalveolar surgery is often considered the “bread and butter” for most dental clinicians, whether or not you are a general or specialty practice. While it can encompass a majority of the daily patient treatments, it may not go through periodic evaluations as other aspects of your practice. This course will review specific procedures and discuss how to successfully integrate them into a dental practice as well as technique refinement that can help to improve patient outcomes. Topics will include flap design, extractions, infections, impacted teeth, and apical surgery. The instructors will also discuss how to minimize and manage patient complications.

Learning objectives:

  • Review flap design and suturing to maximize access and visualization with healing improvement
  • Discuss treatment strategies to improve outcomes, reduce infections and dry sockets
  • How to recognize mild, moderate, and severe infections and the use of antibiotics in a dental practice
  • Discuss treatment strategies to avoid nerve injuries
  • Discussion of when to treat, when to refer a patient
  • How to manage patients on bisphosphonates or anticoagulant medications
  • Impacted teeth and second molar surgical uprighting
  • Review apical surgery, specifically how to simplify procedure with ultrasonic preparation and newer retrograde filling materials
  • Indications for Cone Beam Scans in dentoalveolar surgery and option for nerve proximity to surgical site

Course Number:
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuition: $295 Doctor; $145 Hygienist/Staff/Auxiliary
Credit: 6 Hours-Lecture
AGD Code: 310


First Impressions Do Count! Impressions and Provisionals:
No Fuss–No Muss!

Howard S. Glazer, D.D.S. Fellow and Past President, Academy of General Dentistry; Former Assistant Clinical Professor in Dentistry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY; Private Practice, Fort Lee, NJ and the Bronx, NY

Morning Course

This hands-on presentation is designed to familiarize the participants with the latest methodology, advantages and techniques for proper impressions and fabrication of temporaries or provisional restorations. With so many materials available in the marketplace, it is often difficult to choose what is best for any given situation. Considerations of cost, ease of use, and clean-up, and of course, patient comfort, are key elements in selecting the right material for use. Techniques will be simple and easy to follow. State-of-the-art materials require almost no mixing and/or counter clean-up. The materials are virtually tasteless, quick setting, and can be used with a variety of techniques. The instructor will demonstrate several materials and their applications. Participants will then utilize models to practice various techniques, using a variety of impression materials, composite resins, and the latest bisacryl resin technology. Light and selfcuring composite materials will be demonstrated for ease of use in creating aesthetic temporaries for porcelain laminated veneers, inlay/onlays, crowns, and bridges.

Learning objectives

  • To learn the different types of impression materials
  • To learn how to take a good impression
  • To learn how to make a provisional restoration for crown, bridge, inlay/onlay and porcelain laminate veneer (without bonding)

AGD Code: 780

Please note: Participants should bring an explorer and scaler with them to this program.

Creating the Aesthetic Restoration

Hands-On Composite Layering and Class II Restoration

Howard S. Glazer, D.D.S. Fellow and Past President, Academy of General Dentistry; Former Assistant Clinical Professor in Dentistry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY; Private Practice, Fort Lee, NJ and the Bronx, NY

Afternoon Course

This will be a program integrating didactic material and hands-on experience with anterior and posterior composites. Participants will be offered an opportunity to explore the technique of layering and blending composite shades to ensure an aesthetic result using the latest state-of-the-art composite resins. Suggestions on the use and securing of a matrix, as well as finishing and polishing will also be discussed and demonstrated. Participants will have a firsthand opportunity to try these techniques on models.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the structure of dentin and enamel as they relate to shade
  • Understand the layering concept in order to apply composites to anterior and posterior restorations
  • Learn how to finish and polish restorations
  • Learn to properly place and secure matrix for perfect contacts

AGD Code: 254/255
Course Number: C100040
Date: Friday, April 13, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuition: AM Session: $175 Doctor; $99 Auxiliary/Hygienist/Staff; PM Session: $175 Doctor; Both Sessions for Doctors combined is $325 (a discount of $25)
Credit: 3 Hours–Participation AM or PM Session Separate; 6 Hours–Participation for both courses

This course is supported in part by unrestricted educational grants from various corporations. Please visit our website for complete details.


Crown Lengthening Workshop

Hands-On Course–Class Size Limited to 24

Emilio Arguello, D.D.S., M.SC. Faculty, Harvard University School of Dental Medicine; Private Practice, Denver, Colorado, limited to periodontics.

Eduardo Marcuschamer, D.D.S. Instructor, Department of Periodontology, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

This course will provide participants with an optimal hands-on training. Dentists will be able to learn all the specifics of bone and soft-tissue management to plan and perform crown lengthening procedures. The instructors will cover indications, contraindications, as well as detailed surgical techniques and instrumentation.

Topics to be covered include: how to handle hard and soft tissues; preservation of esthetics and final tissue contours, as well as full understanding of all structures that comprise the biologic width, such as sulcus, junctional epithelium, connective tissue fibers, and bone.

The hands-on experience includes flap surgery, hand instrumentation and suturing on pig jaws, plus bone surgery utilizing rotary instrumentation on typodonts under close supervision of experienced periodontists. Participants will receive a take home video of the hands-on practice.

Learning objectives

  • Diagnosing esthetic crown lengthening
  • When to perform crown lengthening and when to extract
  • Post-operative management
  • Understanding and treating the gummy smile
  • Learn why crowns come loose and how to prevent loosening
  • Save chair time and be more profitable
  • Understand causes of red gum tissue around crown margins
  • Coordinate surgery with restorative procedures

This is a stand-alone course that will allow you to do many of your own crown lengthening cases. If you choose not to do your cases, it will help you understand the principles. Most importantly, you do not need to have taken previous perio courses or have surgical experience to benefit from this workshop.

Course Number: C200023
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuition: $550 Doctor (Course materials and model included)
Credit: 6 Hours–Participation


Dental Update: Medical Emergencies and the Prevention and Management of Surgical Complications for the Non-Oral Surgeon in the General Office

Morton B. Rosenberg, D.M.D. Professor and Head, Division of Anesthesia and Pain Control, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine; Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Tufts University School of Medicine

Daniel Oreadi, D.M.D. Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

This course will address how to prevent and manage medical emergencies in the dental office and the basics of office oral surgery procedures performed by a non-oral surgeon. The instructors will review various topics including how to treat patients with a history of or current compromised health issues like heart disease, diabetes, endocrine disease, seizures and bleeding disorders. A review of drugs that affect the incidence of emergency problems and that are suggested to keep available in office to treat emergencies will be discussed.

Have you had a patient that developed an allergic reaction during treatment? This program will cover how to manage that quickly and efficiently. Been in the process of extracting a tooth and experienced a complication? The surgical portion of the course will explain helpful protocols for the assessment and treatment planning following surgery that can aid in lessening post-surgical complications.

Learning objectives

  • How to prepare your office for syncope, shock, M.I., and cardiac arrest
  • Management of injuries to adjacent teeth, bone healing, nerve injury and mandible fracture during extractions
  • Review of dry socket, delayed healing and post-operative bleeding situations
  • Review of possible TMJ complications
  • The importance of managing an Oro-antral communication

Course Number: C800012
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Tuition: $265 Doctor; $135 Auxiliary/Hygienist/Staff
Credit: 6 Hours – Lecture
AGD Code: 142/310

Come hear how to prepare your office and staff for a medical or surgical emergency!


New evening course!

Informational Overview of Dental Sleep Medicine for Everyday Dental Practices

Leopoldo P. Correa, B.D.S., M.S. Associate Professor, Department of General Dentistry; Head, Dental Sleep Medicine Section of Craniofacial Pain, Headache, and Sleep Center, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine is offering an evening seminar that provides an overview of Dental Sleep Medicine and what it means to the everyday clinician to include this treatment option in their office!

This seminar is will provide participants with the core information on all elements of dental sleep medicine including classification of sleep disorders, use of various oral appliances in treatment of patients with sleep disorders, and critical elements for patient examination. Participants of this course will leave with a better understanding of treatment options for these patients, what additional training is suggested, and the business information regarding the operating cost/benefit for bringing this treatment option into your office.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the key elements of sleep medicine and normal human sleep physiology
  • Understand the different sleep breathing and non-breathing sleep disorders
  • Evaluate the head, face, neck, and airway as they relate to sleep-disordered breathing
  • Become more familiar with the latest medical and surgical treatments for sleep disorders
  • Understand the use and limitations of oral appliance therapy for the management of obstructive sleep apnea

Course Number: C800033
Tentative Dates: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuition: $75 Doctor; $50 Office Staff
Credit: 2.5 Hours – Lecture
AGD Codes: 182/183/184

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Tufts Craniofacial Pain Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJD) and chronic head, neck, and facial pain. One of the largest and most successful centers of its kind in the United States, the Center interacts closely with other pain specialists as well as with referring dentists and physicians, physical therapists, psychologists, and rehabilitation specialists to provide the broadest and most up-to-date techniques for pain management. Services include dental bite applicance and other dental therapies; medication; stress management; counseling; physical therapy; trigger point therapy; and neurological treatment for headaches.

For referrals and appointments, please call 617.636.6817.


Digital Implant Dentistry

Hands-on course. Class size limited.

Hans-Peter Weber, D.M.D., Dr. Med. Dent. Professor and Chair, Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

German Gallucci, D.M.D., Dr. Med. Dent. obtained his doctorate in dental medicine from the Department of Prosthodontics in the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Currently, he is director of the Advanced Graduate Implant Dentistry Program in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

This highly interactive course on digital implant dentistry will give an overview on digital diagnosis and treatment planning, conventional versus guided implant surgery, digital impressions as well as CAD/CAM design and manufacture of implant supported prostheses. Today’s technologies allow the clinician to treatment plan implant cases virtually by incorporating a patient’s CBTC scan images into planning software. Implants are then placed virtually taking into consideration the anatomical conditions of possible implant sites (bone height, width, density, critical structures such as nerves and sinuses, pathology) as well as prosthodontic ramifications of implant positioning. Once a plan is created it can be communicated with all members of the dental implant team. The plan then serves as a blueprint for the fabrication of surgical guides that allow exact implant placement according to plan in a number of indications. The course will include the use of digital impressions as well as CAD/CAM manufacturing of implant abutments and restorations.
The hands-on portion of this program will incorporate sample patient CBTC scans to allow each participant to experience the process of designing a treatment plan, practice implant placement in a customized model using the resulting surgical guides and practice digital impressions to for conventionally and CAD/CAM manufactured implant restorations.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Plan a dental implant treatment using 3D imaging and treatment planning software
  • Perform guided implant surgery on a model
  • Understand how to make a digital impression for dental implants
  • Order a CAD/CAM designed and manufactured implant restoration and evaluate it

Course Number: B200003
Dates: Saturday, April 28, 2012
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuition: $395 Doctor – Special discounts available for Surgical and Restorative Teams!
Credit: 7 Hours – Participation
AGD Codes: 616

This course is supported in part by Straumann.