Upcoming Meetings

Community Water Fluoridation – Facts, Fiction and the Anti-Fluoridation Movement

Johnny Johnson - President - American Fluoridation Society | LinkedIn

Presented by Dr. Johnny Johnson, Jr

Wednesday July 21, 2021 7:00 PM EST

1 CEU

Course Objectives:

            Review the Fluoride Molecule

            Discuss Community Water Fluoridation (CWF)

                        Advantages/Disadvantages, Pros/Cons

                        How city counsels work and how they are supposed to work

                        Current status of CWS

                        Strategies of the Anti-Fluoridation movement and key players

                        Equipment

            Discuss current literature supporting CWF

            Discuss myths regarding fluoride and supportive evidence to debunk myths

            Review resources and contacts

Course Description

            Community water fluoridation has been a publicly debated issue for many years as the anti-fluoridation community has become more active and there been a vast amount of misinformation and myths about fluoride made popular by the media and online.  This course is designed to review fluoride and community water fluoridation.  We will discuss the process of adding or removing fluoride through the city councils. We will talk about the anti-fluoride movement, their strategies, players and misinformation presented in meetings and online.  Finally, we will discuss the conversations we as Pediatric Dentist can have with the parents of our patients regarding fluoride.

FAPD Annual Meeting 2021

Saturday, October 23rd

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – Disney Springs

https://www.mydisneygroup.com/flaopd2021

To purchase specially priced Disney Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets, please call 407-566-5600 or CLICK ABOVE.  Tickets are valid 7 days pre, during, and 7 days post meeting dates.  Please note the cut-off date for advance purchase savings is October 16, 2021.

7 CEU

Cost:

FAPD Member Dentists $295*

Non-Member Dentists $395*

Team Members $195*

Morning Session

Attitude Changes Everything 2.0

Featuring Sam Glenn**

If there is one thing for certain in life, it is that our attitude plays a role in everything – both personally and professionally.  Today, Sam Glenn is considered one of the leading experts on the subject of “attitude”, having written more than 30 books related to this subject.  Attitude Changes Everything 2.0 offers an enlightening, entertaining and educational exploration into how our attitude works, what creates it and feeds it, how to keep it healthy and finally how to use your attitude to create positive experiences and stories in life. 

This keynote breaks attitude down into  4 primary  components 

  1. Adjustment – how to adjust our attitude and keep it headed in the right direction. 
  2. Instillation –  what makes our attitude function so it works and rewards us. 
  3. Application – how to partner your attitude with your skills and efforts.
  4. Impact – how to measure the impact of your attitude. 

 

Sam will highlight some of the following learning points:

  1. How to strengthen your attitude with resilience in times of change, challenge and uncertainty. 
  2. How to manage negative thoughts and encounters with others. 
  3. The number one source for infusing your attitude with positivity 
  4. How to author unforgettable stories and experiences for yourself and others with your attitude
  5. How to reduce stress, fatigue and the blahs with one simple 30 second trick.  

Afternoon Session:

“Teamwork makes the dream work!” – Intro to TOTs, symptoms, functional assessment/diagnosis, treatment and therapeutic need

Casey Lynn DMD, MS
Brittney Sciarra, RDH, BS,COM ®, QOM

Course objectives:

Orofacial myofunctional therapy has been in the literature for over a century! Orofacial myofunctional disorders can impact function over a patient’s lifetime. Structure and function go hand in hand. Gain a full understanding of who and when to refer. Learn how to approach patients who present with OMDs through a collaborative approach.

Tethered oral tissues (TOTs) is a hot topic. With the increase in research and specialized providers treating TOTs, awareness has grown on the topic of TOTs, thus more diagnoses being made over the years. Research has shown a link between sleep disordered breathing (especially sleep apnea) and a short lingual frenum.  There are three form of TOTs: lingual, labial, and buccal. A functional assessment is critical in properly diagnosing a tethered oral tissue. Participants will understand how TOTs can impact speech, feeding/eating, breathing, sleep, and craniofacial development. Participants will also learn the importance of pre and post-surgical orofacial myofunctional therapy

TOTs

1. Overview of tongue and lip tie, functional assessment and diagnosis

2. Understand symptoms seen with tethered oral tissues 

3. Introduction to treating infants, children, and adults with soft tissue lasers

4. Understand the team approach and benefits of treating TOTs

5. Review of case studies treated with CO2 lasers

Oral Myofunctional Therapy

1. Brief history of Orofacial myofunctional therapy


2. Understand OMDs and how they impact function over a lifetime.


3. Define tethered oral tissues and identify the three forms.


4. Understand functional impacts of tethered oral tissues.

5. Understand the importance of collaborative care.

6. Understand the importance of pre and post-surgical orofacial myofunctional therapy.

7. Understand the difference between active wound management and OMT.

Afternoon New and Newer Pediatric Dentist Forum

Learn from the experts the top perils and pitfalls that practicing dentists have endured so that you can start your career with assured confidence

Featuring

Scott Childres – Magnify – Web Presence, Social Media and Reputation Management

Online Presence: Doing It Right The First Time
Learn insights from over a decade of online pediatric dental marketing experience. We will discuss how to do it right the first time, instead of untangling a mess of mixed signals around the web.


Objectives:- Understand how branding & logo design can help (or hinder) new practice growth.- Find out how to establish an online reputation that will support your career for years to come.- Learn what marketing tools new dentists should invest in and what is a simply waste of your money.

Leagally Mine – Taxes, Estates, and Lawsuits, preparing for today, tomorrow and the future

Learn different strategies you can use to save thousands of dollars on taxes! Protect your family and your Estate by learning the difference between a Will and a Living Trust. Uncertain times see a major increase in lawsuits. Who are those lawsuits attacking? Successful people, like you! The number 1 profession that gets sued in the U.S. are Medical Professionals. Learn how to protect yourselves from unwanted lawsuits!

Mike Parker, Dental Fix Rx – Office Design and Equipment Advantages and Pitfalls

Kent Miller, Dentagraphics – The ins and outs of demographics to find your perfect location

More details coming soon

Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider approved by American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at www.ada.org/cerp.

*Changes / Cancellations / Refund Requests: must be submitted in writing and received in the FAPD office on or before Oct 9, 2021

** has no relevant financial relationships to disclose

Members of the CE planning committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Coupon Codes for reduced rates:

Early Bird Registration by June 1 use coupon code Babyteeth for $45 off 

Faculty use coupon code Faculty for $145 off

Residents use coupon code Resident for $145 off

Pre-Residency Dental Students use coupon code Student for $295 off

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PAST MEETINGS

Emergency Preparedness and Airway Management PALS and BLS – An Office-based Approach Using Mock Drills

February 25-27, 2021

USF Health CAMLS, Tampa, FL

Click here to take a virtual tour of the CAMLS center!

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Cost $995*

Faculty:  

LINDA JO RICE, MD

Medical Emergency Management Part 1

Dr. Linda Jo Rice received her primary Board Certification in Anesthesiology in 1980 and most recently earned the newly created Board Certification in Pediatric Anesthesiology in 2014. She received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky and completed her anesthesiology residency at Naval Hospital Portsmouth, Virginia, and her Pediatric Anesthesia fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center. She has been a professor at three universities, and is an internationally recognized lecturer in pediatric anesthesia. Dr. Rice has been voted one of the Best Doctors in America every year since 1993, when she was first nominated. She recently completed 25 years as an examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology. Prior to joining Pediatric Dental Anesthesia Associates, Dr. Rice practiced pediatric anesthesiology at All Children’s Hospital in St Petersburg, Florida for 20 years.

HECTOR VILA JR., MD

Medical Emergency Management Part 2

Dr. Hector Vila received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 1989 and completed a 3-year residency in Anesthesia at the University of South Florida, where he received 12 months of advanced training in Pediatric Anesthesia. At graduation he was the recipient of the Dripps Award for outstanding resident. He was certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in 1994.

Dr. Hector Vila is nationally renowned for his work to improve the quality of care in ambulatory and office-based anesthesia. He served as chair of the South Carolina Medical Association Taskforce for Office Surgery Guidelines. He was lead author of the study, “A Comparative Outcomes Analysis of Procedures Performed in Physician Offices and Ambulatory Surgery Centers”. Abstracts of this study received international awards and attracted national media attention. He was quoted in US News and World Report, CNN, Good Morning America, and numerous other media. He is considered an expert in the area of patient safety. Dr. Vila has been voted to the Best Doctors in America list every year since 2005.

DR. DENNIS STONE, MD

Airway Management Simulations

Dr. Dennis Stone was certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in 1980 and earned his recertification in 1993. He received his medical degree from the University in 1976 and completed a 3-year residency in Anesthesiology at The University of Florida. He served a pediatric anesthesia fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a pediatric cardiovascular anesthesiology fellowship at the University of Alabama.
Dr. Stone has practiced pediatric anesthesiology for over 21 years at The Wolfson Children’s Hospital where he served as Director of the Pediatric Anesthesia Department, Director of Outpatient Surgical Services, Director of Pain Management Services and was a founding member of the Division of Anesthesiology of The Nemours Children’s Clinic.
Since 1998 he has provided I.V. sedation care for children in pediatric dental offices in the NE Florida and SE Georgia areas.

Dr. Stone co-founded Pediatric Dental Anesthesia Associates (PDAA) with Dr. Vila in 2008.

Course Objectives

This didactic and hands-on educational experience is appropriate for any pediatric dental staff member interested in reinforcing the knowledge and performance skills requisite to providing best practices for the emergency management of the pediatric dental patient. This course will provide instruction and practice in the performance and communication skills necessary among the dental team while interacting with simulation manikins and various case scenarios involving emergency events in the pediatric dental office. Goals and length of course are adjustable to the practice’s needs. The intent is to interact with the office’s existing emergency management system / protocols, equipment and supplies.

Airway Management (4CEUs)

Lecture (2 hours) Through the use of videos, slides, case reviews participants will review the anatomy of the airway and the physiology of adequate ventilations followed by skills lab stations reviewing basic and advanced procedures

Skills

Emergency Management Training (4 CEUs)

Lecture (1.5 hours): Orientation and Review of Medical Emergency Recognition and Intervention in the Dental Office

Demonstration Stations (0.5 hours) includes: 

Case Scenario Stations (2 hours) includes staff rotation through 4 mock drills involving:

This training will incorporate the PALS and BLS curriculum and a PALS written test will be given at the completion of the course.  The credentialing authority for PALS and BLS is the American Safety and Health Institute.

Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider approved by American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at www.ada.org/cerp.

*Changes / Cancellations / Refund Requests: must be submitted in writing and received in the FAPD office on or before February 17, 2021

** has no relevant financial relationships to disclose

Members of the CE planning committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

 

 


COVID-19 Vaccine, From Development to Approval and Beyond

Wednesday, January 13th 8:00pm

1 CEU

Free Zoom Webinar

Michele Weber Cohen MS, CCRC

Administrative Director Clinical Trials Office-Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai Health System

Over twenty years of experience in clinical research operations, design, and implementation including the COVID-19 vaccine.


Objectives:

Discussion:

            The COVID-19 vaccine has broken ground in its development, approval, and implementation through Operation Warp Speed.  Michele Weber Cohen is directly involved in the clinical trials for this vaccine.  In this webinar-based seminar, she will discuss the process of clinical trials and approval, how the approval process was achieved for this vaccine and safety concerns. She will also discuss vaccine itself, how it is designed to work and the differences in vaccines from various manufacturers.

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FAPD Exclusive Access to Bourbon & Baby Teeth Webinar CE (up to 10 CE)

Digitally Distracted

Thursday, September 10, 2020 7:00PM via Zoom

Thomas Kersting

Tom Kersting is a psychotherapist and school counselor, and is a contributor for Fox News. He was the co-host of two A&E Network television series, “Surviving Marriage” and “Monster In-Laws”. Tom appears regularly on popular talk shows and news shows providing insight and advice about parenting, family, education and wellness.

Digitally Distracted:  Technology’s impact on kid’s brains:  This eye-opening professional development lecture will explain precisely how screen over-use is impacting children and families, and what families and professionals can do to help.

The Goals and objectives include and understanding of the following

  • “Acquired” ADHD
  • “Acquired” Anxiety Disorder
  • Neuroplacticity and neural-prunning
  • Social media self-esteem and FOMO
  • The multitasked brain

Social, Emotional and Family Growth

Goals and objectives are for professionals to understand the correlation between incessant screen-time and how it impacts mental health, emotional health, and family wellbeing

What to do:  Tips, techniques and solutions

The goals and objectives are for professionals to learn strategies to help clients struggling with tech addiction

COVID 19 Lessons Learned from The Pandemic Webinar

Flavia Lamberghini DDS, MS, MPH

Dr. Evelina Kratunova

COVID 19, Lessons from the pandemic. The presentation defines the virus and the signs and symptoms of COVID19. It describes how the disease is diagnosed and transmitted, and the protective mechanisms available in dentistry. 
Objectives- Describe the virus that causes COVID-19- Identify the signs and symptoms of COVID-19- Explain how the virus is transmitted from one person to another- Describe how someone is diagnosed with COVID-19- Describe the protective mechanisms available in dentistry

Flavia Lamberghini is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. She is diplomate in pediatric dentistry and has a Master in sciences and a Master in public health in epidemiology from UIC. 

Dr. Kratunova is a researcher and clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at UIC

Dr. Lamberghini and Dr. Kratunova no relevant financial relationships to disclose

Members of the CE planning committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

FAPD/SSPD/SWSPD Joint Meeting

November 1st-2nd, 2019 – Orlando, FL

Join the FAPD, SSPD, and SWSPD for this very special Joint Meeting at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace Resort, an official Walt Disney World Hotel just steps away from the Disney Springs Resort area! Reserve your discounted room (starting at $189/night) online or contact central reservations at 855-757-4984 and mention SSPD/SWSPD/FAPD!

Doctor Registration Exhibitor Registration


Date to be Arranged by Office

Emergency Preparedness and Management – An Office-based Approach Using Mock Drills

This didactic and hands-on educational experience is appropriate for any pediatric dental staff member interested in reinforcing the knowledge and performance skills requisite to providing best practices for the emergency management of the pediatric dental patient. This course will provide instruction and practice in the performance and communication skills necessary among the dental team while interacting with manikins and various case scenarios involving emergency events in the pediatric dental office. Goals and length of course are adjustable to the practice’s needs. The intent is to interact with the office’s existing emergency management system / protocols, equipment and supplies.

Lorie Primosch, RDH, MEd, EMT, Courtesy Faculty, University of Florida
Robert Primosch, DDS, MS, MEd, Professor Emeritus, Pediatric Dentistry, University of Florida

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