Focus on Dentistry 2017 - Dentists

Focus on Dentistry 2017 - Dentists

ULM's Dental Hygiene Program presents its annual spring seminars.

Earn seven Clinical Continuing Education Credits for each seminar.

 Register for all three and save!


The Early Bird Registration Has Been Extended to January 18, 2017


Seminar 1 - Friday, Feburary 3, 2017

       Marvin H. Berman, D.D.S.

“Super Effective Pediatric Dentistry! Marvin’s Garden of Tips!”


Young children and adolescents can be a challenge for caregivers, teachers, coaches and especially parents. Self esteem, time out, quality time and permissive dialogue have replaced discipline and respect. Plus….the alarming rise in the incidence of children with autistic disorders and other special need situations demands skill and calls for a healing touch and understanding chairside manner. Utilizing live action videotapes, Dr. Berman demonstrates his unique methodology for managing apprehensive and reluctant  and even children  with special needs without drugs or active restraints. Setting parameters of behavior, strategic separation of parents and children, shots, drilling are among the topics that will be addressed. Doctors and their dental teams will gain a new sense of confidence and enablement after participating in this presentation. The course is especially geared to general practitioners, dental hygienists and dental assisitants.


Seminar 2 - Friday, March 10, 2017

      Tracy M. Dellinger, D.D.S., MS

"Dental Office Emergencies"


Emergencies can happen anywhere and anytime… in hospitals, schools and yes, even dental offices.  Some of the essentials are identification, management and preparation.  This seminar will focus primarily on some of the most common medical emergencies that could present in a dental office including:  airway and breathing issues, allergic reactions, bleeding, coronary emergencies, obstetrics, seizures, strokes and more.  Additional emergency situations that will be discussed include evacuation and safety protocols for fire, tornado and violent situations. 


Seminar 3 - Friday, March 24, 2017

      Thomas Viola, R.Ph., C.C.P.

"The Chamber of Self Medication"


Armed with limited information and faced with rising prescription drug costs, our patients continue to self-medicate with a variety of prescription and non-prescription drug products, often without mention during a review of their medical history. Many patients add or substitute prescription and non-prescription drug products in their medication regimen, unaware of potentially serious drug interactions, contraindications, and adverse effects. This program will provide participants with an overview of the dental considerations of the most popular prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, herbal products and nutritional supplements patients use to self-medicate, including a discussion of the effects of the illicit use of these products. Special emphasis will be given to techniques useful in obtaining a complete and accurate patient medication history.

"Take It On The Run Baby!"


It's a fast-paced world and, unfortunately, many of our patients seek the assistance of illicit substances and licit substances (used illicitly) just to cope and get through their busy, trying days. This program will provide participants with an overview of the most common substances of abuse and their oral manifestations, as well as techniques that may assist in identifying and managing a substance-abusing patient. The potential for contraindications to dental therapy along with possible resulting medical emergencies and the necessity for dosage modifications of commonly used dental medications in such patients will be discussed.


9/1/2014 to 8/31/2017




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