Day 1 :
Director of Oral Care Research Associates, USA
Time : 08:45-09:15
Jeff Burgess received his DDS and MSD from the c, in Seattle. He practiced general dentistry for 10 years and returned to the UW to pursue an MSD in Oral Medicine followed by a two year post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University Medical Center. He subsequently served 15 years as a Consultant and Attending at the Medical Center Pain Center and at the same time was a Research and Clinical Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral Medicine. He also saw patients in a private Oral Medicine practice for 18 years. He is board certified in Oral Medicine and has been a co-investigator on numerous studies and authored and co-authored multiple chapters in Medical and Dental texts as well as articles in peer-reviewed journals and for Web MD (Reference Section) and Pennwell. He is the Director of Oral Care Research Associates and recently completed studies related to dry mouth.
Because of product advertisement related to dry mouth products, Dentists and hygienists are becoming more often than not the health care providers that are consulted for problems involving salivation. Research suggests that dry mouth, a common malady, is particularly distressing to patients and can significantly impact quality of life. As Dental providers, we know that excessive dry mouth, also termed Xerostomia, can cause oral discomfort and sleep disturbance and increase caries susceptibility and periodontal disease. Xerostomia may be the result of medication use or caused by systemic disease. But the complaint of dry mouth does not always correlate with actual dry mouth, an important factor that must be considered in dental treatment planning, systemic disease identification, and dental disease prevention. Thus, for cases involving complaint of dry mouth, knowing what constitutes adequate salivary flow and its assessment must be an important component of the patient’s dental evaluation.This lecture will briefly discuss: 1. the medical problems that can contribute to a perception of dry mouth or cause Xerostomia; 2. how to clinically evaluate the salivary glands; 3. how to measure salivary flow to determine if there is insufficient salivation; 4. and the new innovative management strategies and OTC products that can be helpful in reducing day time and night time dry mouth.
University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta
Keynote: The “Physiology of Occlusion”
Time : 09:15-09:45
Curtis Westersund earned his DDS from University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta in 1979. He practiced as a General Dentist in the city of Calgary in the province Alberta Canada for 37 years. His practice is focused on the treatment of Temporo Mandibular Disorders (TMD) with a physiologic approach to diagnosis and treatment. He holds a Mastership with the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO). He has published in the scientific journal CRANIO, The Journal of Craniomandibular & Sleep Practice, for a clinical trial on the effects of postural alignment on dental occlusion. He has been published in the Handbook of Research on Computerized Occlusal Analysis in Dental Medicine, and the book Body Mechanics Handbook about use of physiologic and biometric protocols in the treatment of TMD. He has lectured on the treatment of TMD using physiologic and biometric principles throughout the United States, Russia, Europe, Japan, India, Brazil and Canada. He acted as an expert witness for dentists in both Alberta and British Columbia.
When a patient starts to suffer from chronic pain, it has a significant impact on their lives and it takes a lot of energy to try and function when they are in chronic pain. Many patients will see their medical doctor seeking relief, but often their pain is not medical in origin, but instead is a functional problem and it needs a functional and physiologic solution. The balance and function of the body needs to be restored. Through incorporating physiologic and biometric protocols in the diagnosis and treatment of the TMD into your practice, you will assist not only your patient but you will provide a valuable and much sought service to your community. In this presentation you will learn: 1) Malocclusion and TMD: How many of you’re patients have or will end up with TMD problems? 2) How can understanding the physiology created by a malocclusion alter your approach to helping both patients of record as well as patient referrals from medical doctors, lawyers and even other dentists. 3) TMD is not limited to the 2 inches around the TMJ. Discover the structural, muscular, neural and physiologic affects of TMD on the head, neck and body. 4) TMD is related to two problems: the mandible in the wrong place and the occlusion is unbalanced. By using biometric tools such as ULF TENS and Tscan, the treatment of TMD can be predictable, simple and effective. Learn an easy to follow protocol you can integrate into your own office. 5) Bring your team. The business of treating TMD starts with the first phone call into the office, the hygiene appointment conversations and the discussion with the patient after the dentist has left the operatory. Team involvement makes all the difference in your service to your patients.
DMD, Pocasset, Mass, USA
Keynote: Dental Anxiety & Dental Phobia
Time : 09:45-10:15
Dr. Cushing has been a practicing dentist for over 34 years. She is a graduate of Boston College and Tufts University Dental School. She is a Fellow in the International College of Dentists and a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr Cushing practices all phases of dentistry with an emphasis on treating fearful and phobic dental patients.She is also a Clinical Hypnotherapist and a Master Practitioner of Neuro‐Linguistic Programming, helping others re‐program their own thoughts, actions and behaviors, in order to enhance the quality and effectiveness of their lives.
Dr.Cushing volunteers at the Friends of Falmouth Dog shelter, CCDART, The Samaritans and other community service organizations. She resides on Cape Cod with her husband, Curt Miller. Her most recent book is "Have No Fear of the Dental Chair!" A Guide for Reducing Dental Anxiety".
Dental anxiety in children and adults is keeping 30-40 million Americans from seeking needed dental care. Statistics show a range of 15-40% of people that have some level of dental anxiety, whereby limiting their getting regular dental treatment and only getting sporadic emergency care. This dental fear that haunts so many people will not allow them to sit comfortably in a dental chair. My personal experience and research has shown that both dental anxiety and the more severe form called Dental Phobia is keeping many of them from having the dental care necessary to maintain their health, appearance and overall quality of their lives. Treating these patients can be quite challenging and frustrating to many dentists, especially those unprepared and untrained to handle them. After over 34 years of working with this particular group of patients, I have learned an assortment of skills and methods to not only get most of them into a dental office, but to also give them the tools they need to act calmly in a dental chair, get their dental needs accomplished, improve their health and appearance and boost their self-esteem. My book: “Have No Fear of The Dental Chair”, is a guide written to provide both fearful patients and dental professionals with valuable and proven insights and methods.