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  1. 1. ll School of Dentistry Continuing Dental Education Catalog of Courses April - September 2008 For Dentists and the Dental Office Staff
  2. 2. UAB School of Dentistry Continuing Dental Education Program Dr. Huw Thomas, Dean CONTINUING DENTAL EDUCATION CREDITS School of Dentistry All participants are provided an official certificate of Continuing Education Advisory Committee: attendance after the course. This document is Dr. John Burgess acceptable by the Alabama Board of Dental Examiners Dr. John Coke as proof of attendance to the course. Continuing Dr. Steven Filler Education credits awarded for participation in the CE Dr. Michelle Robinson activity may not apply toward license renewal in all Dr. James Broome, Ex-Officio states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his/her state licensure Continuing Dental Education Program: Ms. Ann Marie Karaki, Director board(s). 205-996-6494 amkaraki@uab.edu Ms. Anita Wilson, Coordinator 205-934-3753 avwilson@uab.edu The University of Alabama School of Dentistry is designated as a recognized provider by the Continuing Location of Courses: Education Recognition Program (CERP) conducted Please check individual course descriptions for under the auspices of the American Dental locations. Confirmation letters will include locations, maps, parking directions and suggested hotels. Association. ~Accepted National Program Provider~ THE ACADEMY OF GENERAL DENTISTRY FAGD/MAGD Credit 09/01/1994 to 12/31/2010 MASTERSHIP PROGRAM We are pleased to announce that the University of The formal continuing education programs of the Alabama School of Dentistry Continuing Dental University of Alabama School of Dentistry are Education Program, in joint venture with the Alabama accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and Academy of General Dentistry, is offering mastership member maintenance. credit programs approved by the AGD Council on Continuing Dental Education. The programs are in a “round-table” setting and are offered in the disciplines of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, TMD/Occlusion, Operative Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Periodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, Endodontics, Basic Sciences, Oral Medicine/Oral Diagnosis, Implants, Special Care Patients and Esthetics. These programs vary in their content and logistics, but all consist of a didactic/practical portion and an in-office portion. Join our fax mailing list for This combination of courses will yield a total of 604 up-to-the-minute course offerings. hours, all of which are participation, and takes approximately 4 years to complete. Each course Just email avwilson@uab.edu or call discipline is an academic unit and may not be segmented for credit. 205-934-3753 to add your office or home fax number to the list. We’ll let you know about If you have any questions regarding the availability of our latest courses and special offerings for seats in the program, please contact Ms. Anita Wilson on 205.934.3753. the entire dental team! The photograph on the front cover is courtesy of ©Photographer: Andresr | Agency: Dreamstime.com.
  3. 3. The American Heart Association PRIMARY PULP THERAPY IN THE 21ST CENTURY - Basic Life Support ~ CPR THE CHANGES THAT COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING... Friday, August 1 Friday, April 18 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Clinicians: Stephen Mitchell, DMD, MS John Ruby, DMD, PhD Friday, May 16 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Course Description: Formocresol vital pulpotomies have served children's dentistry well over the last 100 years. New materials and procedures have oft attempted to "de-throne" formocresol as Friday, August 1 the medicament of choice when performing this procedure, but 9:00-11:00 a.m. few have demonstrated its consistent success. However, exciting new data emerging from the University of Iowa and UAB are Friday, August 29 independently demonstrating that sodium hypochlorite may be an excellent alternative. When the pulp is non-vital, pulpectomies 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. are indicated, but can be challenging to perform. Success or failure of either procedure often hinges on proper diagnosis. This Friday, September 5 course offers insight into diagnosis of primary pulp health, 1:00-3:00 p.m. triaging which pulp therapy is indicated, and the latest in pulp treatment techniques that can be used in the primary dentition. From indirect pulp caps to NaOCl pulpotomies to Vitapex pulpectomies, this course will present the "how" and the "why" behind the changes in primary pulp therapy available to the 21st Course Description: The BLS Healthcare Provider century children's dentist. Course teaches CPR skills for helping victims of all ages (including doing ventilation with a barrier device, Registration: Dentist: $99 Hygienist: $69 a bag-mask device, and oxygen); use of an automated CE Hours: 3 external defibrillator (AED); and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO). Location: UAB School of Dentistry This course meets the update requirement for Dr. Stephen C. Mitchell is an Assistant Professor in the School of licensure and is intended for participants who provide Dentistry and is the Director of Undergraduate Pediatric Dentistry. heath care to patients in a wide variety of settings, including in-hospital and out-of-hospital. For certified or Dr. John Ruby is an Associate Professor in the Department of noncertified, licensed or nonlicensed healthcare Pediatric Dentistry and Director of the University Sterilization professionals. Assurance. Tuition: $50.00 Watch for other upcoming courses! Location: Please check confirmation letter. Check our website for updates. CE Hours: 2 (1 lecture/1 participation) June 6 - Pediatric Dentistry Update/ Infection Control/ Pharmacology Update - 6 hrs Aug 16 - Adventures in Dental Materials: a Hands-on Course with Dr. John Burgess - 6hrs Aug 22-23 - Dental Hygiene Update -12 hrs Aug 29 - Dr. Ross Nash & Debra Nash -6hrs Please check your confirmation letter for Sept 19 - Dr. Gary Alex - Occlusion - 6hrs location information. Confirmation letters are mailed 2 weeks prior to course start date. Sept 26 - Dr. David Little - 6 hrs For registrations received less than 2 weeks before course start date, confirmations Oct 24-25 - Dr. John Coke and Dr. Mike Edwards - will be faxed if a fax number is provided Oral Conscious Sedation on the registration form. 3
  4. 4. INFECTION CONTROL: ADULT ORAL CONSCIOUS SEDATION MYTHS, MYSTERIES AND MANDATES UPDATE Friday, April 18 Friday, April 25, 2008 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m.-4 p.m. Clinicians: John M. Coke, DDS Clinicians: John M. Coke, DDS, Course Director Ken R. Tilashalski, DMD Michael D. Edwards, DMD, MAGD UAB General Dental Residents Course Description: This dynamic duo, with their unique expertise in Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology, will take you on an Course Description: This seven hour course is intended for both entertaining journey encompassing the many facets of infectious dentists licensed in OCS and ancillary staff who participate in diseases--from medical history through final treatment. This oral conscious sedation (minimal sedation) in direct patient care. clinically-oriented course is designed for dentists, dental hygienists It will satisfy the CE requirement for AL OCS recertification. and dental assistants to present current information regarding infection control requirements in the dental office. Specific Covered in the course will be: pathogens and infectious diseases, modes of disease transmission, 1. New ADA reclassification of oral conscious sedation. susceptibility and risk factors unique to the busy dental office will 2. New training guidelines for the proposed reclassification. be presented. New emerging and re-emerging diseases and their 3. Review of medications routinely used in oral minimal sedation. implications on the dental team will also be discussed. 4. Review of new dosing recommendations specific to length of Immunizations and other ways to reduce infection and transmission patient appointments. will be emphasized. Numerous clinical examples will be used to 5. Review of requirements for monitoring and recordkeeping. highlight the oral manifestations of infectious diseases. 6. Brief overview of "red flag" medical conditions contraindicated for minimal/OCS. Educational Objectives: 7. Review of management of medical emergencies specifically 1. To review the scientific rationale and initiate measures for seen in minimal/OCS. disinfection and sterilization. 8. Hands on airway management for entire dental team. 2. Use of the health questionnaire as an effective screening tool. 3. Be able to recognize the dentally relevant infectious diseases. “Early Bird” Registration: Dentist $200; Auxiliary $150 4. Recognize clinical manifestations of these infectious diseases. After April 18: Dentist $225; Auxiliary $175 5. Describe methods to reduce disease transmission. Registrations: Dentist: $99 Auxiliary: $69 Location Please check confirmation letter. CE Hours: 7 CE Credits: 3 Dr. John Coke graduated in 1973 with a DDS from Location: UAB School of Dentistry Room 501 Loyola University School of Dentistry in Chicago. 1919 7th Avenue South, Birmingham Immediately following, he completed a one-year General Practice Residency at Portsmouth Naval Dr. John Coke graduated in 1973 with a DDS from Hospital, Portsmouth, VA. After two years as a Loyola University School of Dentistry in Chicago. Naval Dental Officer in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, he Immediately following, he completed a one-year General completed a two-year certificate program in Oral Medicine and Oral Practice Residency at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Diagnosis from the University of Illinois - Chicago. Currently, Dr. Portsmouth, VA. After two years as a Naval Dental Coke is program director for both the AEGD and GPR post-graduate Officer in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, he completed a two- year certificate program in Oral Medicine and Oral programs at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. He is Diagnosis from the University of Illinois - Chicago. board certified by The American Board of Oral Medicine, a Currently, Dr. Coke is program director for both the AEGD and GPR post- Diplomate of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry and a graduate programs at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. He is Fellow of the American Association of Hospital Dentists. Dr. Coke board certified by The American Board of Oral Medicine, a Diplomate of has been involved in teaching sedation to general the American Board of Special Care Dentistry and a Fellow of the American dentists for over 25 years. Association of Hospital Dentists. Dr. Mike Edwards graduated with a DMD degree Dr. Ken Tilashalski (“Dr. T”) is quite unique in that he has from the UAB School of Dentistry. He completed an earned specialty certificates in both oral and maxillofacial externship with the United States Public Health/ pathology and endodontics. He is an Associate Professor in Indian Health Service in St. Ignatius, Montana. the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at the University of Dr. Edwards began private practice in 1979 and has Alabama School of Dentistry, and in the Department of received both his Fellowship and Mastership in The Academy of Pathology within the School of Medicine. After receiving General Dentistry. Dr. Edwards has held has numerous lectures his D.M.D. from Southern Illinois University School of nationally on parenteral and enteral sedation as well as other dental Dental Medicine, Dr. Tilashalski completed both of his residencies along with an American Cancer Society fellowship at the University of Alabama. continuing lectures. He has practiced sedation dentistry for over 28 He subsequently became board certified in pathology. Dr. T maintains an years and has been involved with developing both state and national active private practice, treating both endodontic and oral pathology patients. guidelines for the safe use of sedation. Dr. Edwards co authored the In addition, he is an avid researcher with his most recent work in the areas article on sedation published in the Journal of the American Dental of smokeless tobacco, smoking cessation, and endodontic treatment Association in 2006. outcomes. 4
  5. 5. NEW ONE-APPOINTMENT IMPRESSIONING FOR DENTURES AND OTHER HELPFUL SOLUTIONS FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008 WESTIN HOTEL - HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA 9AM TO 12PM A new and innovative edentulous impression tray system will be presented combining both the static and the functional impression techniques into a single appointment. The participants will be introduced to the Massad/Thornton Tissue Character Mobility Test (M/T) and the clinician will explain how this information is used to determine the correct viscosity of impression material to use to achieve the greatest accuracy in edentulous impressioning. Individual will learn: v A method of denture adhesive removal from the edentulous arch tissues and how to condition the edentulous tissues for impressioning. v A method for evaluating soft-tissue displacement and character of edentulous jaws. v An impression tray system that will allow the clinician to take a final edentulous custom-tray quality impression in one appointment. Early Registration: Dentist $99 Auxiliary $69 Registration after April 1: Dentist $129 Auxiliary $99 CE Hours: 3 Location: The Westin Huntsville 6800 Governors West NW (256) 428-2000 for hotel reservations. Joseph Massad, DDS is an internationally renowned clinician in the field of prosthodontics. He has given more than 500 lectures in nearly 50 states and a dozen countries around the globe. Named one of the top clinicians in Continuing Education (CE) for 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 by Dentistry Today, Massad regularly lectures at meetings of dental organizations such as the American Prosthodontic Society, the American Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, and the Federation Dentaire International. Massad is the creator, producer, director, and moderator of two of the most popular teaching videos on the subject of removable prosthodontics-1997's Predictable Complete Dentures and 2001's Helpful Hints - Predictable Complete Dentures Part 2. A graduate of the Loyola University School of Dentistry, Massad has published scientific articles in publications such as the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, Compendium of Continuing Dental Education, Dentistry Today, Dental Economics, and others. This course is made possible in part by an educational grant from Dentsply Caulk, Oral Arts Dental Laboratory, and Sullivan Schein Dental. 5
  6. 6. Fabrication of Provisional Fixed Prostheses for Auxiliaries A Hands-On Course Saturday, May 3, 2008 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Limited Attendance Course - First 24 Registrants - Register Early Clinicians: Perng-Ru Liu, DMD, MS Merrie H. Ramp, DMD, MS Course Description: Provisional restorations for fixed prostheses are usually made in a hurry and often take more time than the tooth preparation. Quality can easily be improved for your patients with cost and timesaving techniques. This one day course provides current information in fabricating the provisional restoration for dental auxiliaries. Single anterior and posterior provisional restorations utilizing prefabricated crowns and matrix techniques will be reviewed. More advanced techniques such as multiple unit and veneer provisional restorations will be covered in lecture and in the technical, hands-on portion. Casts and several provisional materials will be provided for hands-on practice. Cementation and removal of provisional restorations will also be taught. Educational Objectives: This one-day course is designed so that, upon completion, the participant will have: 1. The theoretical knowledge of provisional restorations. 2. Practical experience necessary to fabricate a variety of provisional restorations. 3. The ability to properly contour the provisional restorations. Program Prerequisites: 1. This program is designed to enhance the skills of trained dental assistants and hygienists. It is not suitable for office staff who do not have dental experience. Previous experience with mixing and shaping acrylic is recommended. 2. Participants must bring their own: (1) High and low speed (straight and contra angle) 4-hole Midwest type handpieces (2) Acrylic burs (e.g., Brasseler E cutters) (3) Diamond disc (e.g., Brasseler #936-220) (4) Explorer (5) Curved Hemostat (Kelly - 5.5") (6) Curved Crown scissors (7) Hollenback carver. CE Hours: 7 “Early Bird” Registration: $250 After April 15: $275 CE Hours: 6 Location: UAB School of Dentistry, 1919 7th Ave So. Room 560, Birmingham, AL Dr. Perng-Ru Liu is a 1985 graduate of Chung-Shan Medical and Dental College, Taiwan, Republic of China. He received his Prosthodontic Certificate, MS and DMD Degrees from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry and is presently Professor and Chair of the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry. Dr. Liu has lectured nationally and internationally on CAD-CAM, Esthetic and Implant Dentistry. Dr. Merrie Ramp is a 1990 graduate of the University of Alabama School of Dentistry and received her MS Degree in Biomaterials in 1996. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry. She serves as the Coursemaster of preclinical operative dentistry. 6
  7. 7. INFECTION CONTROL ~ WHY?! HANDS-ON PERIODONTAL THERAPY FOR THE THE REASONS BEHIND THE RULES DENTAL HYGIENIST Friday, May 16 Saturday, May 17 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Clinicians: Nancy Tomlin, BS, RDH Clinician: Philip Vassilopoulos, DDS Steven Filler, DDS, MS, MA Course Description: The program will cover in detail the Course Description: This course outlines the most recent techniques of scaling and root planing and their overall role in OSHA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the treatment of periodontal disease. A significant portion of the requirements for the dental office pertaining to employee program will be devoted to application of root planing skills on protection, record keeping and practical applications. The mannequins that simulate the patient treatment. Portion of the American Dental Association and Alabama Department for program will include the proper utilization of different Environmental Management recommendations will also be ultrasonic systems. discussed. Dr. Filler will provide brief reviews of hepatitis, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. The various types of hepatitis and Educational Objectives: Upon completion of the program the their significance will be covered, as well as the concern about participant will be able to: drug-resistant TB. This material will emphasize the diseases behind the need for infection control rather than the 1. Properly use a periodontal probe. technicalities of infection control procedures. 2. Apply the clinical skills required to root plane. 3. Properly sharpen instruments used in periodontal Educational Objectives: procedures. 1. Define OSHA regulations which affect the dental office. 2. Define ADA and CDCP guidelines for infection control. “Early Bird” Registration: $250 3. Define guidelines for hazardous waste disposal as required After May 3: $275 by ADEM. 4. Know primary features of diseases of Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS CE Hours: 6 and Tuberculosis. 5. Be aware of recent disease demographic data/trends. Location: UAB School of Dentistry, 1919 7th Ave So. Room 560, Birmingham, AL “Early Bird Registrations: Dentist $99 Auxiliary $69 After 2: Dentist $114 Auxiliary $84 Please bring the following instruments to the lab session: CE Hours: 3 Examination kit Supragingival Scalers 1. Mirror 1. Anterior Sickle scaler: SH 5/33 Location: UAB School of Dentistry, Room 501 2. Explorer 2. Posterior scaler: ST 2/3 and 13/14 1919 7th Avenue South, Birmingham 3. Periodontal Probes 4. Nabers Probe Ms. Nancy Tomlin is the Quality Assurance Officer at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, where Subgingival Scaling and Root Planing kit she also serves as the Infection Control Coordinator. 1. Universal Curettes: Columbia 2R/2L; She earned her BS in Dental Hygiene from UAB in Columbia 4R/4L 1984. Ms. Tomlin has worked in private practice and 2. Gracey Curettes: 1/2; 3/4; 7/8; 11/12; 13/14 served as the Adult and Professional Coordinator for the Dental Bureau at the Jefferson County Department 3. Periodontal Files of Health. She has also provided numerous OSHA and Infection 4. Sharpening stone Control presentations to the dental community, locally and statewide. Limited to 25 Participants Dr. Steven Filler is a Fellow and former president of the American Association of Hospital Dentists. A Dr. Philip Vassilopoulos is a graduate of The graduate of Loma Linda University School of University of Athens (Greece) School of Dentistry, he completed his postgraduate training in Dentistry. He received his Periodontics hospital dentistry and holds masters degrees in oral Certificate from UAB in June 2003 and is biology and education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. For many years, Dr. Steven Filler served currently working on his thesis for his M.S. as the Director of Hospital Dentistry. During this time degree. Dr. Vassilopoulos is presently the he and his hospital dental residents were on the frontline of medically program director for the undergraduate dental students, and complex patient care. Dr. Filler currently serves as Associate Dean for lectures in periodontology and implantology. He is Coursemaster Student, Alumni, and External Affairs. for Clinical Periodontics I and II, and Periodontology IV. Dr. Vassilopoulos is an Assistant Professor and the Predoctoral and Clinic Director for the Department of Periodontics and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. 7
  8. 8. The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry Continuing Dental Education AND University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry Continuing Dental Education PRESENT 2008 RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY UPDATE AND CONE BEAM CT AND USES FOR TODAY’S DENTISTS Aboard Celebrity Infinity 7 Day Alaskan Cruise July 11-18, 2008 Join us as we set sail for seven (7) breathtaking days aboard the Celebrity Infinity. Enjoy nature’s pristine grandeur just as it was hundreds of years ago. It’s an experience unlike any other an one you will not soon forget. Enjoy an outstanding CE program with our distinguished speakers and earn 12 CE credits in a relaxing atmosphere in the company of friends and colleagues. CELEBRITY INFINITY ALASKA CRUISE ITINERARY July 11 to July 18, 2008 DAY DATE PORT ARRIVE DEPART Friday 7/11/2008 Seattle, Washington 4:00 p.m. Saturday 7/12/2008 At Sea Sunday 7/13/2008 Sitka, Alaska 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Monday 7/14/2008 Hubbard Glacier (Cruising) 12:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Tuesday 7/15/2008 Juneau, Alaska 7:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Wednesday 716/2008 Ketchikan, Alaska 7:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Thursday 7/17/2008 Victoria, British Columbia 7:00 p.m. 11:59 p.m. Friday 7/18/2008 Seattle, Washington 6:00 a.m. CRUISE PRICES STARTING AT: Interior Stateroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1399 Rates are per person based on double occupancy Oceanview Stateroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1659 and are subject to availability. Balcony Stateroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2029 Taxes, port charges and gratuities are included. Concierge-Class Balcony Stateroom . . . . . . .$2199 Book early, space is limited. Sky Suite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3199 3rd & 4th Person in stateroom . . . . . . . . . . . . .$999 ALL CRUISES MUST BE BOOKED WITH CRUISE AND TRAVEL PARTNERS, LLC. TO PARTICIPATE IN CE PROGRAM. Cruise and Travel partners will be happy to assist you with air, transfers, hotel packages an shore excursions. Quick and Easy Cruise & Course Registration Call: (877) 884-7447 or Register Online at www.cruiseandtravelpartners.com CDE Course Tuition: Dentists $399 Auxiliary $199 8
  9. 9. Alaska Cruise - Course Descriptions 2008 Restorative Dentistry Update CONE BEAM CT AND (9 Lecture Hours) USES FOR TODAY’S DENTISTS (3 LECTURE HOURS) Course Overview: This clinically oriented course compares traditional and newly developed dental restorative materials and Course Description: Cone Beam Volumetric reports their clinical success. The course is designed to improve Computerized Tomography Imaging (a.k.a., Cone Beam your practice of dentistry, demonstrate which material works CT) Radiography is a relatively new imaging technique for where and will show successfully techniques to handle many of your everyday clinical problems. It will not make solve your dentistry but is rapidly gaining a place in dental diagnosis staffing problems, provide instant financial success nor promote and treatment planning. The essence of this extraoral weight loss but it will provide thoughtful insight on controversies technique relies on multiple skull or maxillofacial images surrounding clinical dentistry and supply answers to many of your taken from 360 degrees of rotation about the subject questions. Understand why dental materials work rather than hear, combined by relational software into numerous possible "It works for me". You will see the results on many clinical trials viewing aspects. This results in images that can simulate a and in vitro studies which will be presented and discussed. full medical CT scan of the head and neck region while Ceramics. Ceramic materials have evolved from weaker greatly reducing radiation exposure concerns for the feldspathetic porcelain to pressed to high strength zirconia cored patient. The ability to reconstruct these slice images into a materials. CEREC and other ceramic materials, mechanical and wide variety of planar and three-dimensional projections physical properties will be discussed. Indications, where to use has greatly aided the pre-surgical assessment of implant these materials and contraindications will be discussed. placement and restoration. Additionally, the investigative Cements. This lecture covers all classes of luting agents from zinc phosphate to glass ionomer and resin modified glass potential for bony and dental pathology for endodontics ionomers to adhesive resin cements. The proper use of these and surgery has been greatly enhanced with this new luting agents is demonstrated and their application in specific radiology technique. clinical cases (veneers, all metal, post cementation, resin inlay, high strength ceramic materials and conventional metal ceramic This course will provide an overview of the significant restorations) is demonstrated. The proper manipulation and differences between Cone Beam CT and current application of the newest materials such as Principle, Advance, conventional radiologic techniques in dentistry. The Fuji Plus, Fuji Cem, RelyX, RelyX ARC, Panavia 21, BisCem, G diagnostic capabilities of a practitioner who can utilize and Cem and UniCem will be emphasized to ensure success with non interpret these images should be improved. While not retentive preparations. Provisional cementation will also be discussed. focusing on the unique physics of Cone Beam radiography, the contrasts between tomography and plane film imaging Restoring endodontically treated teeth. When are posts necessary and which post system should be used for anterior and will be highlighted. Examples of reconstruction images posterior teeth? Advantages and disadvantages of active and including three dimensional constructs will be provided to passive posts are discussed. Using esthetic ceramic, carbon fiber help outline the great detail now available in properly and fiber containing composite resin posts to their fullest produced images. Examples of discovered anomalies and potential, the esthetic treatment of discolored roots will be shown. pathologic entities that were not revealed with panoramic Advantages and specific limitations of post materials are and intraoral radiographs will also be illustrated for emphasized. Core and foundation materials are compared and discussion. It is hoped that this introduction to this new advantages of each are provided. Finally the final restoration is imaging option will create active interest in the audience discussed. for other applications. Dr. John O. Burgess is a graduate of Emory Dr. Don Karaki, Assistant Director for the University School of Dentistry. He received his M.S. UAB Hospital Dentistry graduate residency in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Texas program and Assistant Professor in the Health Science Center in Houston, Texas, completed a one year General Practice Residency and a two year department of Diagnostic Sciences, joined the General Dentistry Residency. Currently Dr. Burgess is UAB School of Dentistry in July 2003. He the assistant Dean for Clinical research at the received his D.D.S. degree in 1983 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He was University of Colorado School of Dentistry and Professor and Chairman of Operative Dentistry and practiced in Fort Collins, CO for 9 years. Dr. Biomaterials as well as the Assistant Dean for Clinical Karaki completed the Dental Diagnostic Sciences program for research at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-School of Oral Radiology and Oral Medicine in 1995 at the University of Dentistry. He was a military consultant in general dentistry to the Air Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio. As a full-time Force Surgeon General. He received certification from the American Board of Dentistry and is a diplomat of the Federal Services Board of educator, Dr. Karaki also taught at the University of Oklahoma General Dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of Esthetic College of Dentistry from 1995 through 1998 and then directed Dentistry, The Academy of Restorative Dentistry, American Dental the Oral Radiology division at the University of Tennessee Health Association, the American Association for Dental Research and the Science Center College of Dentistry from 1998 until 2003. He is a Academy of Operative Dentistry. Dr. Burgess is a fellow of the Academy Fellow of the American Academy of Hospital Dentists (Special of Dental Materials and the American College of Dentists. Care Dentistry) and an active member of the American Academy Dr. Burgess lectures extensively nationally and internationally and has for Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. presented more than 700 continuing education courses. 9
  10. 10. CONFUSION ABOUT OCCLUSION! GET THE PICTURE - DIGITAL DENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY Friday, August 8, 2008 Friday, August 15, 2008 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Clinicians: Daniel A. Givan, DMD, PhD Clinicians: Daniel A. Givan, DMD, PhD Keith E. Kinderknecht, DMD Keith E. Kinderknecht, DMD Course Description: Clinical problems associated with dental Course Description: Making good intra-oral pictures can be occlusion can be frustrating for both the dentist and the patient. challenging. In this course, the participant will learn how digital Yet, nearly all restorative procedures, from simple to complex, cameras, especially SLR cameras, can be set for really great involve some kind of change to the patient's occlusal condition. results. Patient positioning, lighting, and when & how to use In this course, the participant is introduced to simplified retraction and mirrors will be presented and demonstrated. The diagnostic procedures which are both practical and evidence- participant will receive practical recommendations for use of a based. Successful plans of sequenced treatment are presented and computer to process images. outcomes discussed. Educational Objectives: Upon completion of this course Educational Objectives: Upon completion of this course participants will be familiar with: participants will be familiar with: Understanding how to make your camera work for you rather A structured exam and diagnostic procedures to develop a than you work for your camera principle-centered plan of treatment A practical approach to settings for the modern digital SLR Answering the question of "What is ideal and who really has camera including the mysterious shutter speed, f-stop, and it?" white balance. Signs and symptoms of oral function and dysfunction Use of a standardized series of photos with proper patient Guidelines for occlusal therapy focusing on why treatment positioning and tissue management choices should be based upon and follow proper diagnosis Practice making intraoral images in a small group session The use of splints in treatment of occlusal problems Simple image processing on a computer “Early Bird” Registrations: Dentist $199; Auxiliary $99 Recommended Supplies: The participant is welcome to bring a After July 26: Dentist $225; Auxiliary $125 personal digital camera, retractors, and mirrors (not required) for the intra-oral exercise CE Hours: 6 “Early Bird” Registrations: Dentist $250 Location: Please check confirmation letter. After August 1: Dentist $300 Dr. Dan Givan is a Diplomate of the American Board of CE Hours: 6 Prosthodontics and maintains an active clinical practice at the UAB School of Dentistry. He received his dental Location: Please check confirmation letter. degree from the University of Mississippi in 1992. He completed the General Practice Residency program in Dr. Dan Givan is a Diplomate of the American Board of 1993, a residency in prosthodontics in 1998, and a Ph.D. Prosthodontics and maintains an active clinical practice in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alabama at the UAB School of Dentistry. He received his dental at Birmingham. Dr. Givan currently serves as the degree from the University of Mississippi in 1992. He Assistant Director of the Graduate Prosthodontics Residency Program at completed the General Practice Residency program in the UAB School of Dentistry. For the last decade, he has taught the 1993, a residency in prosthodontics in 1998, and a Ph.D. Occlusion curriculum which includes courses on temporomandibular in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alabama disorders. at Birmingham. Dr. Givan currently serves as the Assistant Director of the Graduate Prosthodontics Residency Program at the UAB School of Dr. Keith Kinderknecht is a Professor at UAB School of Dentistry. For the last decade, he has taught the Occlusion curriculum Dentistry and Director of Occlusion in the Department of which includes courses on temporomandibular disorders. Prosthodontics. He received his D.M.D. with distinction from the University of Kentucky in 1971 and a certificate Dr. Keith Kinderknecht is a Professor at UAB School of in prosthodontics with distinction in 1990 from the Dentistry and Director of Occlusion in the Department of National Naval Dental Center, Bethesda, MD. Dr. Prosthodontics. He received his D.M.D. with distinction Kinderknecht has been working in the area of dental from the University of Kentucky in 1971 and a certificate occlusion and articulation, mandibular movement, and TMD for more in prosthodontics with distinction in 1990 from the than 35 years. He has extensive clinical experience in private practice, National Naval Dental Center, Bethesda, MD. Dr. military service, with over 25 years in full-time academic service at Kinderknecht has been working in the area of dental numerous universities. Dr. Kinderknecht serves as a consultant to the occlusion and articulation, mandibular movement, and Graduate Prosthodontic Program at the National Naval Dental Center for TMD for more than 35 years. He has extensive clinical experience in the past 17 years. He is the past Chair of the Temporomandibular private practice, military service, with over 25 years in full-time academic Disorders Special Interest Group of the American College of service at numerous universities. Dr. Kinderknecht serves as a consultant Prosthodontists. His academic accomplishments include receiving the to the Graduate Prosthodontic Program at the National Naval Dental outstanding faculty member award from the Oral Roberts University Center for the past 17 years. He is the past Chair of the School of Dentistry in 1979. In 1991, he placed first in the John J, Sharry Temporomandibular Disorders Special Interest Group of the American Prosthodontic Research Competition of the American College of College of Prosthodontists. He has published numerous articles and Prosthodontists. He has published numerous articles and presented CE presented CE courses and lectures related to Dental Occlusion, TMD and courses and lectures related to Dental Occlusion, TMD and Prosthodontics. Prosthodontics. 10
  11. 11. INFECTION CONTROL: MYTHS, MYSTERIES HELP - I HAVE TMJ! AND MANDATES Friday, September 5, 2008 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 29 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Clinicians: Keith E. Kinderknecht, DMD Clinicians: John M. Coke, DDS Daniel A. Givan, DMD, PhD Ken R. Tilashalski, DMD Course Description: Are you unsure how to approach patients Course Description: This dynamic duo, with their unique who have "TMJ"? This course is an introduction to expertise in Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology, will take you on an Temporomandibular Disorders designed for the practitioner with entertaining journey encompassing the many facets of infectious limited experience in evaluating and working with TMD patients. diseases--from medical history through final treatment. This It is intended to establish a clear and logical foundation plus a clinically-oriented course is designed for dentists, dental hygienists literature and evidence based approach to the TMD patient based and dental assistants to present current information regarding upon diagnosis of specific disorders. infection control requirements in the dental office. Specific pathogens and infectious diseases, modes of disease transmission, You are already seeing patients in your practice with disorders susceptibility and risk factors unique to the busy dental office will affecting the TMJs and the muscles of mastication. Do you know be presented. New emerging and re-emerging diseases and their who they are? What role should you play in managing these implications on the dental team will also be discussed. patients? Do you know how these disorders will affect, alter, or Immunizations and other ways to reduce infection and transmission modify other needed dental treatment? What "tools" do you have will be emphasized. Numerous clinical examples will be used to to help you identify, manage, and sort-out these patients. This highlight the oral manifestations of infectious diseases. foundation course will answer these questions and position you for further study and understanding of these common disorders Educational Objectives: that affect so many of our patients. 1. To review the scientific rationale and initiate measures for disinfection and sterilization. Educational Objectives: Upon completion of this course 2. Use of the health questionnaire as an effective screening tool. participants will be familiar with: 3. Be able to recognize the dentally relevant infectious diseases. v Why using the terms "TMJ" and "TMD" is not useful in 4. Recognize clinical manifestations of these infectious diseases. making treatment decisions. 5. Describe methods to reduce disease transmission. v The true meaning of TMD and its relation to Orofacial Pain v The dynamic multi-factorial causes of and complexity TMD “Early Bird” Registrations: Dentist $99 Auxiliary $69 v Why treatment choices should be based upon and follow After April 4: Dentist $114 Auxiliary $84 proper diagnosis v The role of the general dentist in managing TMD CE Credits: 3 v Resources for Screening all patients for TMD Location: Please check confirmation letter v Resources for describing and defining specific disorders known as TMD Dr. John Coke graduated in 1973 with a DDS from Loyola University School of Dentistry in Chicago. “Early Bird” Registrations: Dentist $199; Auxiliary $99 Immediately following, he completed a one-year General After August 22: Dentist $225; Auxiliary $125 Practice Residency at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, VA. After two years as a Naval Dental CE Hours: 6 Officer in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, he completed a two- year certificate program in Oral Medicine and Oral Location: Please check confirmation letter. Diagnosis from the University of Illinois - Chicago. Currently, Dr. Coke is program director for both the AEGD and GPR post-graduate programs at Dr. Keith Kinderknecht is a Professor at UAB School the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. He is board certified by The of Dentistry and Director of Occlusion in the Department American Board of Oral Medicine, a Diplomate of the American Board of of Prosthodontics. He received his D.M.D. with Special Care Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Association of distinction from the University of Kentucky in 1971 and Hospital Dentists. a certificate in prosthodontics with distinction in 1990 from the National Naval Dental Center, Bethesda, MD. Dr. Ken Tilashalski (“Dr. T”) is quite unique in that he Dr. Kinderknecht has been working in the area of dental has earned specialty certificates in both oral and occlusion and articulation, mandibular movement, and maxillofacial pathology and endodontics. He is an TMD for more than 35 years. He has extensive clinical experience in Associate Professor in the Department of Diagnostic private practice, military service, with over 25 years in full-time academic Sciences at the University of Alabama School of service at numerous universities. Dentistry, and in the Department of Pathology within the School of Medicine. After receiving his D.M.D. from Dr. Dan Givan is a Diplomate of the American Board of Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, Prosthodontics and maintains an active clinical practice at Dr. Tilashalski completed both of his residencies along with an American the UAB School of Dentistry. He received his dental Cancer Society fellowship at the University of Alabama. He subsequently degree from the University of Mississippi in 1992. He became board certified in pathology. Dr. T maintains an active private completed the General Practice Residency program in practice, treating both endodontic and oral pathology patients. In addition, 1993, a residency in prosthodontics in 1998, and a Ph.D. he is an avid researcher with his most recent work in the areas of smokeless in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alabama tobacco, smoking cessation, and endodontic treatment outcomes. Dr. T at Birmingham. Dr. Givan currently serves as the Assistant Director of lectures extensively nationally and internationally on oral pathology, oral the Graduate Prosthodontics Residency Program at the UAB School of medicine, and endodontics. Dentistry. 11
  12. 12. CURRENT CONCEPTS IN PERIODONTOLOGY FOR ENDODONTICS UPDATE OF DIAGNOSIS, THE DENTAL HYGIENIST INSTRUMENTATION, OBTURATION, AND RESTORATION Saturday, September 20, 2008 Friday, September 12 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Clinicians: Paul Eleazer, DDS, MS Clinician: Nicolaas C. Geurs, DDS, MS Toni Tien Neumeier, DMD, FAGD Course Description: This course will review current Course Description: This course begins with a discussion of the concepts of etiology and treatment of periodontal diseases. subtleties of diagnosis. Many things mimic endodontic problems, The following topics will be addressed: and the result can be ineffective treatment. This broad topic will be condensed into clinically useful tips and suggestions. Instrumentation and obturation topics will be discussed briefly. Diagnosis and management of Periodontal disease. The afternoon session focuses on treatment choice between Local delivery and adjunctive therapy. implant vs. endodontic treatment. The criteria for post selection Periodontal medicine: The interface between the oral and decision making on final restoration for an endodontic treated cavity and the rest of the body. tooth. When and how to treat esthetic Periodontal problems. The role of implants in restoring the patient’s function. Educational Objectives: At the conclusion of the course, the Esthetics and maintenance therapy of dental implants participant will: will be presented. 1. Be aware of various factors that may lead to misdiagnosis. 2. Become aware of radiographic features that can lead the generalist to decide treatment may be best handled by a Educational Objectives: After completion of this course, specialist. the participants will be able to answer the following 3. Recognize the pitfalls of advertisements for new questions: instrumentation. 4. Have information on probable improvements on the horizon, What should we tell our patients about periodontal both for instrumentation and obturation. disease and systemic health? 5. Be able to discuss factors affecting selection of restoration When is Periodontal treatment indicated? following implant vs. endodontic treatment. 6. Be able to discuss factors influencing post selection and core What can be achieved with esthetic Periodontal material indications. treatment? 7. Understand clinical examples presented to aid the clinician in How can dental implants make a difference for my daily practice. patients? What are the implications of dental implants in "Early Bird" Registrations: Dentist $199 Auxiliary $99 maintenance therapy? After September 6: Dentist $224 Auxiliary $124 “Early Bird” Registration: $99 CE Hours: 6 After August 29: $124 Location: Please check confirmation letter. CE Hours: 6 Dr. Paul Eleazer was born and raised in Georgia. He earned a DDS degree from the University of North Location: Check Confirmation Letter for Location Carolina in 1970. He served in the US Public Health Birmingham, AL Service in Alaska and Arizona. He then earned a certificate in Endodontics and a Master in Oral Biology at Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Eleazer Dr. Nico Geurs is an Associate Professor, practiced endodontics in Albany Georgia for 21 years. Department of Periodontology, at the UAB In 1996 he moved to Louisville to lead the residency School of Dentistry. He received his dental program in endodontics and eventually chair the degree from the Free University of Department of Periodontics, Endodontics and Dental Hygiene. He moved to UAB in the Spring of 2000. Amsterdam, in 1992, and he received his Master's in Clinical Dentistry and completed Dr. Toni Tien Neumeier is an Associate Professor in the the residency program in Periodontics from Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at The University UAB in 1995. Dr. Geurs is a Diplomate of the American of Alabama School of Dentistry, where she earned her DMD degree and also completed a residency in Board of Periodontology and lectures on clinical Prosthodontics. She received her fellowship award from periodontics and dental implantology. the Academy of General Dentistry in 1998. Dr. Neumeier currently is the course director for Preclinical Fixed Prosthodontics, Complete Denture and Restoration of Endodontically- Treated Teeth. She also teaches in the Comprehensive Care Clinic. 12
  13. 13. DENTAL CARE FOR SPECIAL NEEDS Possibilities in Dentistry: CHILDREN AND ADULTS ATeam Approach to Interdisciplinary Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry Saturday, September 20, 2008 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday, September 26 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Clinicians: John B. Thornton, DMD, MA Stephen C. Mitchell, DMD, MS Clinician: David Little, DDS Course Description: Through the use of multimedia, Purpose of the Course: Through funding from computer generated morphing, unenhanced digitized the Alabama Council on Developmental photographs and cutting-edge profiles of materials, this Disabilities, Montgomery, Alabama, we are course will not only take the participant to a higher level of offering a course and CEU credit free of charge technical knowledge, it will excite and motivate the dentist for training and education in the management of and the team to achieve new standards of cosmetic care. Today, you can produce more efficient and more natural- special needs patients, such as children and looking restorations than ever before. If you're interested in adults with cerebral palsy, developmental delays, learning about new products and techniques from a genetic disorders, medical issues, etc. Attendees practicing general dentist, you'll find a generous amount of will only be asked to evaluate the learning up-to-date information you can integrate into your practice experience after the course and sometimes later immediately! An enthusiastic speaker, Dr. David Little will present the cosmetic, restorative and implant dentistry in the year to see what, if any, impact it may options he incorporates into his own successful practice. have on access and dental case for those with Dr. Little's presentation will discuss the exciting special needs in their practice. possibilities of restorative dentistry in your practice. Review of systems and treatment options will be offered John B. Thornton is Professor, with techniques that can be implemented immediately. Esthetic restorative material and techniques will be Department of Pediatric Dentistry presented. Cases will detail impression taking, wax-up and Associate Dean for Community requirements, co-treatment planning with specialist Affairs. Dr. Thornton is Board involvement, preparation protocol, provisionalization, Certified in Pediatric Dentistry. He laboratory communications, and simplified cementation is also co-director of the Sparks recommendations. Center Dental Clinic, UAB. Course Objectives * Learn preparation protocol and technique for today's Stephen C. Mitchell is an Associate esthetic materials Professor in the Department of * Learn simple techniques for provisionilization Pediatric Dentistry and Director of * Impression materials and techniques the Undergraduate Program in * Learn patient relations: case acceptance techniques * Learn step-by-step technique for direct posterior and Pediatric Dentistry. anterior restorations Tuition is funded by a grant. "Early Bird" Registrations: Dentist $199 Auxiliary $99 After September 10: Dentist $224 Auxiliary $124 CE Hours: 7 CE Hours: 6 Location: Wynfrey Hotel, 1000 Riverchase Galleria, Location: Check Confirmation Letter for room. Birmingham, AL. (205) 987-1600. Dr. David Little performs cosmetic and full Birmingham, AL mouth restorations including restoring dental implants. He is a graduate of the Limited Attendance of 60 participants. It is University of Texas Health Science Center preferred that the dentist and hygiene team attend Dental School located in San Antonio where together but is not required. he resides. He is a popular international speaker and consultant on emerging restorative techniques and materials. 13 This course made possible in part through educational grants from Dentsply Caulk and Sullivan Schein Dental.
  14. 14. DON'T MESS WITH METH EROSION AND DAMAGE TO TEETH For the Most Up-to-Date Saturday, September 27 Information on Continuing Dental 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Education Course Offerings, Clinicians: Belinda Waldo, DMD please visit our website: Perng-Ru Liu, DMD, MS Course Description: Dental erosion is the break down of tooth www.dental.uab.edu structure caused by acid on teeth. This is a newly developed course for practitioners and dental staff which will address current patient conditions including enamel erosion from methamphetamine use, acid reflux and acidic foods in the diet. Any changes, additions or The first part of the presentation will discuss the trend of methamphetamine consumption, signs and symptoms of recognizing cancellations will be automatically the user and the meth laboratory and damage to teeth from updated on our website. methamphetamine ingestion. The second half of the lecture will focus on restoration of the dentition destroyed by erosion and comprehensive treatment planning for patients requiring full mouth rehabilitation. Case presentations will include a discussion of dental materials used in treatment and preventive measures to minimize damage to teeth. Educational Objectives: Upon completion of this course participants will be familiar with: 1. Signs and symptoms of methamphetamine usage 2. Recognition of the meth lab and ingredients for synthesis of the drug 3. Methamphetamine mode of action on the brain 4. Dental precautions for treatment of the meth user 5. Erosion patterns from extrinsic and intrinsic sources 6. Risk factors for erosion- foods, dietary habits and occupations 7. Restorative treatment options for eroded teeth CANCELLATION POLICY: Classes are limited in 8. Case presentations of full mouth rehabilitation patients enrollment to permit maximum educational experience for “Early Bird” Registration: Dentist $99 Auxiliary $69 participants. The Committee on Continuing Dental After September 13: Dentist $114 Auxiliary $84 Education reserves the right to cancel any course and modify the course content or teaching staff as necessary. Persons CE Hours: 3 registered in a canceled course will be notified by telephone Location: Please check confirmation letter. using the number listed on the registration form. The Office of Continuing Dental Education cannot be held responsible Dr. Waldo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of for a non-refundable airline ticket in the event of course Comprehensive Dentistry and received her DMD degree cancellation. from the UAB School Of Dentistry in 1981. She practiced in Cincinnati, Ohio for several years and returned to UAB in 1985. She completed a residency in Advanced General Dentistry at the School of Dentistry in 2000 and joined the faculty. Dr. Waldo is involved in the pre-clinical and clinical teaching programs in the Comprehensive Dentistry Department and provides patient care in the Dental Faculty Practice Group. She is the course director for removable partial prosthodontics and lectures in operative dentistry, fixed prosthodontics and cariology. Dr. Perng-Ru Liu is a 1985 graduate of Chung-Shan Medical and Dental College, Taiwan, Republic of China. He received his Prosthodontic Certificate, MS and DMD Degrees from the UAB School of Dentistry and is Professor and Chair of the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry. Dr. Liu has lectured nationally and internationally on CAD-CAM, Esthetic and Implant Dentistry. 14
  15. 15. REGISTRATION INFORMATION Telephone Number: (205) 934-3753 GENERAL INFORMATION Fax Number: (205) 975-9651 Web: http://www.dental.uab.edu POLICY OF NON-DISCRIMINATION PREREGISTRATION: Preregistration for all courses is necessary. Applications for registration will be processed in the order received, The University of Alabama at Birmingham administers its educational and the Office of Continuing Dental Education reserves the right to end programs and activities, including admission, without regard to race, color, registration when the enrollment limit has been reached. The religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap, or Vietnam era or disabled registration fee must accompany the application. veteran status. (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 specifically prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.) Direct inquiries to the UAB REGISTRATION FEES: All registration fees include tuition, course Affirmative Action Officer, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, materials, meals and refreshments (when applicable). See individual UAB Station, Birmingham, Alabama 35294. course descriptions for the tuition fees. The registration fee must DISCLAIMER accompany the registration form. One check or company credit card may cover several registrations. Please clearly state all participants’ Dental education institutions have an obligation to disseminate new names and the courses for which they are registering. knowledge related to the practice of dentistry. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial REGISTRATION BY MAIL, FAX OR INTERNET: You may choose any of references. Sponsorship of a continuing education course by the University the following methods to register for courses: of Alabama School of Dentistry does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure or product by this institution. v Mail in your registration form along with your check or credit card information (MasterCard, VISA and Discover Card only). LOCATION Checks should be made payable to Continuing Dental Education and mailed to: Continuing Dental Education, UAB School of The School of Dentistry is located at 1919 Seventh Avenue South. Parking Dentistry, 1530 3rd Avenue So., SDB 217, Birmingham, AL is available in Deck #3 on University Boulevard. The main doors to the 35294-0007. Dental School are locked during the weekends and evenings after working hours. CDE course participants should go to the back of the Dental School v FAX your registration form and credit card information to (205) 975-9651. where someone will be posted at the door at least 30 minutes before and after the start of the weekend programs. A map will be included with your v Access our website at www.dental.uab.edu and register via our Confirmation Letter sent approximately two weeks before the start of the secure website. program. ON-SITE CHECK-IN: Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the HANDOUTS, BREAKS AND MEALS course to check in and pick up packets. Registration confirmations and signs in the Dental School Lobby will list room numbers for the day’s The price of your course includes handout materials and coffee breaks, courses. Same day walk-in enrollments will be accommodated on a unless otherwise noted. All-day courses include lunch, unless otherwise space-available basis. noted. If you have special dietary needs, please call 205.934.3753 at least five business days before the start of the course to inform us of your dietary CONFIRMATION: Confirmations will be sent to participants requirements. approximately two weeks before the program. For registrations received less than two weeks prior to the program, confirmations will LODGING be faxed to those participants who include a fax number on their registration forms. Along with your confirmation letter, you will receive a list of area hotels. It is up to you to contact the hotel and make reservations. Inform the hotel you CANCELLATION POLICY: Classes are limited in enrollment to permit will be participating in a Continuing Education Program at the School of Dentistry for special rates, when available. maximum educational experience for participants. The Committee on Continuing Dental Education reserves the right to cancel any course TOPICS OF INTEREST and modify the course content or teaching staff as necessary. Persons registered in a canceled course will be notified by telephone using the If there are topics of interest which have not been previously addressed by number listed on the registration form. The Office of Continuing Continuing Dental Education, please contact Ms. Anita Wilson, Dental Education cannot be held responsible for a non-refundable Coordinator, on 205.934.3753, FAX 205.975.9651, or write and let us know airline ticket in the event of course cancellation. your special interests. GENERAL REFUND POLICY: Tuition is completely refundable if a BAD WEATHER POLICY course is canceled by the Director of Continuing Dental Education, or if the registrant cancels more than 30 days prior to the course. For Occasionally the Birmingham area experiences bad weather with snow and cancellations made less than one month prior to the course, the ice on the roads making it difficult for employees and participants to get to registrant may apply the entire fee to another course or receive a 50% the School. Please check with WBHM (90.3 FM), or call 205.934.2165, refund. No refund will be given for cancellations made less than 7 days and select option 2, for a pre-recorded message about the University’s prior to a course; tuition may be applied toward a future course. “No status. If UAB is closed, all CDE courses scheduled for that weekend shows” will forfeit the full tuition. The University requires proof that will be canceled and rescheduled. The CDE office will make every effort to update the voice mail message on 205.934.3753 and the website checks cleared the bank before refunding tuition paid by check. (www.dental.uab.edu) with cancellation and rescheduling information. Tuition paid by credit card will be refunded to the card charged for When canceled courses are rescheduled, pre-registered participants will be the tuition. notified by mail. If a participant cannot attend on the new course date, he/she may register for another course as seats permit or receive a tuition refund. 15
  16. 16. REGISTRATION FORM: You will recieve acknowledgment of your enrollment by mail. Duplicate and complete on registration form for each registrant. Send, along with payment, to the address below. Registrations will be processed in order of receipt. Please direct all questions to the Continuing Dental Education office on 205.934.3753. Name ______________________________________________ Last 4 digits of SS# _______________________________ Mailing Address ______________________________________ City, State, Zip ___________________________________ Daytime Phone ______________________ Fax _____________________ Email __________________________________ First Course ______________________________________________ Course Date _______________ Tuition __________ Second Course ____________________________________________ Course Date _______________ Tuition __________ Third Course ______________________________________________ Course Date _______________ Tuition __________ Total Amount Due __________ Pay by: Check Visa MasterCard Discover Expiration Date ______________________ Card Number _____________________________________ Signature of Cardholder _______________________________ Make checks payable to Continuing Dental Education. Send completed application with payment to: Continuing Dental Education, 1530 3rd Avenue South, SDB 217, Birmingham, AL 35294-0007 or fax to 205.975.9651 You may also register via our secure website: www.dental.uab.edu. Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 1256 Birmingham, Alabama University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry Continuing Dental Education 1530 3rd Avenue. So., SDB 217 Birmingham, AL 35294-0007

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