Midwestern Faculty CDMA Virtual (Cisco WebEx) Learning Group Series 2020-2021

Midwestern Faculty Learning Group Series 2020-2021

On behalf of the CDMA Continuing Education program, we are pleased to announce the next MWFLG 2020-2021 Series. There are six presentations, each presentation will be 1.5 credit hours.  The Series is now Virtual (Cisco WebEx) so there is a reduction in the cost: $250 for nine (9) CE hours, and this may be paid through your Faculty Development Funds, if you are eligible. The deadline to sign-up is September 4, 2020. 

To register online using Faculty Development Funds, click here.
To register and pay online (not using Faculty Development Funds), click here.
To print a paper registration form for fax or Email submission, click here.

You can also notify Martha Clements at mcleme@midwestern.edu 

September 10:  Implant Planning: Using Romexis and Surgical Guide Fabrication -  John Francis, DDS, MS, and Vijay Parashar, DDS, MS

Dr. Frances and Dr. Parashar will identify the basic steps of implant selection and placement into the Planmeca’s Romexis digital dental imaging software.  Surgical, restorative complications, preventive steps as well as proper implant alignment for restorative-driven implant placement will be addressed.  Digital file location, printing surgical guides and ensuring correct guide placement will all be discussed.

October 8:   Conflict Management:  Working with Coworkers and Patients  - Judith DeLorme-Loftus, DMin, MSW, MA, LCSW 

Dr. DeLorme-Loftus's presentation will consider verbal and non-verbal communication in the workplace for colleagues, students, and patients.  She will stress how we react, interact and respond during difficult situations and how this could affect the outcome of patient treatment and relationships of those we work with and instruct.  Effective communication skills are fundamental to success in many aspects of life, particularly in the University work setting.

November 12:  A Review of Surgical Masks and N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators: Learning from the past to guide the future of dentistry – Brad Smith, DDS and John Mitchell, PhD

With the 2019 emergence of coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) came renewed public concern about airborne and aerosolized virus transmission. Accompanying this concern were many conflicting dialogues about which personal protective equipment best protects dental health care practitioners and their patients from viral exposure. Dr. Smith and Dr. Mitchell will present their most recent research findings on the review of surgical masks and N95 filtering facepiece respirators.  They will also discuss their Aerosol research findings.

January 21:   Treatment Options When Endodontic Disease Persists, John Gettleman

Dr. Gettleman will discuss the advantages of saving the natural dentition.  Indications and contraindications of periapical surgery and endodontic retreatment will be examined. In addition, armamentarium, success rates, and techniques will also be reviewed. 

February 18:  Effective Pain Management in Dental Practice – Darren Chugg, DMD, PharmD.

Dr. Chugg will review various oral analgesics for effective acute dental pain management brought on by dental procedures, injury, or disease.  Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drug regimens and newer therapies like Exparel (liposomal bupivacaine).


March 18: Obstructed Sleep Apnea (OSA) in the Dental Practice: Separating Myth from Science  -  David Hancock, DDS, FACD

Dr. Hancock will review head and neck anatomy and physiology associated with obstructed sleep apnea. Dr. Hancock will demonstrate a helpful sleep screening questionnaire to include in a comprehensive patient exam.  He will discuss the need to obtain outside referrals for a proper diagnosis.  Finally, Dr. Hancock’s will include precautions regarding unsuccessful outcomes. 

Program Details

Event Title: 3rd Annual Arizona Chapter of the American Association for Dental Research Scientific Symposium (AADR)
Clinical Implications: Craniofacial Anomalies & the Special Needs Dental Patient
Event Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Event Time: Saturday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm  (Sign-In and Breakfast 7:30 am)
CE Hours: 7.5

Course Fee: $  75  MWU and AT Still Faculty (See #2 of Registration Information below)
$  150  All Other Professionals (Register online here)
$  25  Full-time Student Registration (Non Poster Presenter) (See #2 of Registration Information below) 
$  35  If you are a Poster Presenter (Status will be verified with each College/School) (See #2 of Registration Information below) 
$  35  Marfan Foundation Member (Registration for Course Lecture, Breakfast and Lunch only) (See #3 of Registration Information below) 

Audience: This Scientific Symposium is designed to bring the Arizona dental and dental research communities together to improve the healthcare of the special needs patients, in particular, Marfan syndrome patient.

Course Speakers: Rena N. D'Souza, DDS, MS, PhD
Professor of Dentistry, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs & Education, Health Sciences
Utah Health, University of Utah 
President, International Association Dental Research 
Presentation Title:  How Science and Technology Advances Can Impact Oral Health: IADR's Vision for a New Century 

Sylvia Frazier-Bowers, DDS, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Presentation Title:  Face Facts: Craniofacial Features of the Marfan Patient

Location: Midwestern University Campus, Glendale, AZ - Glendale Hall 131-133
Contact Person: Martha C. Clements, MEd,  Continuing Dental Education Specialist
Email: mcleme@midwestern.edu      Office Phone:  623-572-3870


Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Glendale Hall 131-133

7:30 - 8:00 Sign-In -  Coffee and Breakfast
8:00 - 8:15 Welcome and Introductions:  John Mitchell, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Dental Research
Guest Presenter:  Rena N. D'Souza, DDS, MS, PhD 
Professor of Dentistry, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs & Education, Health Sciences
Utah Health, University of Utah
President, International Association Dental Research
Presentation Title:  How Science and Technology Advances Can impact Oral Health: IADR's
Vision for a New Century
10:00 - 10:15 Morning Break
10:15 - 11:45 Presentation Continues
10:45 - 12:00 Question and Answers  
12:00 - 12:45 Lunch (Stagecoach Dining Hall)  
12:45 - 1:30 Student Poster Presentation and Judging
(Stagecoach Dining Hall)  
1:30 - 3:00 Guest Presenter: Sylvia Frazier-Bowers, DDS, PhD
Associate Professor Department of Orthodontics School of Dentistry
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Presentation Title:  Face Facts: Craniofacial Features of the Marfan Patient
3:00 -  3:15 Walk or drive to Dental Institute
3:15 -  5:00 Patient Demonstrations*
*The patient demonstrations are intended for the Arizona Chapter of the AADR and the 
examinations are free to the persons on whom made.  
5:00 Return to Glendale Hall and parking areas near Glendale Hall.

Accreditation Information

Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine Arizona is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

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.

Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine Arizona designates this activity for 7.5 continuing education credits.

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