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The PERF Scientific Session will be held on Thursday, October 6 to Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa, a private luxury resort nestled on Mission Bay in San Diego located at 1404 Vacation Road, San Diego, CA 92109. (View Map). Attendees of the PERF Scientific Session will gain complimentary access to the TDO User Group Meeting.

The cost of the seminar will be $1475 per TDO doctor and $675 per spouse/staff member if you register on or before August 5, 2016. After August 5, the cost will be $1575 per doctor and the fee will remain the same for spouse/staff. Cancellation deadline is August 31. If you cancel after August 31, your registration fee is non-refundable. Register Today

*Attendees of the PERF Scientific Session will gain complimentary access to the TDO User Group Meeting.



TDO is the exclusive sponsor of the 2016 PERF Scientific Session


Herodontics in the Age of Implants

October 6th, 2016 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Sunset Rooms III-IV
CE Units: 7

Presenter: Winston Chee, DDS, FACP

Dr. Winston Chee is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. He is the Ralph and Jean Bleak Professor of Restorative Dentistry at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California. At present time, Dr. Chee is the Director of Implant Dentistry and Director of the Advanced Prosthodontics program at the School where he has been a full time faculty member since 1986. He has published over 100 articles in peer reviewed journals on the subjects of Dental Materials and Implant Dentistry, a book on treatment planning implant supported restorations and lectured internationally on those subjects. He maintains a Private Practice Limited to Prosthodontics in Glendale, California. Dr. Chee is a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, Fellow of the American College of Dentists and a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry.

Decisions for Damaged Dentition


Presenter: Richard Schwartz, D.D.S.

Dr. Richard Schwartz was a restorative dentist for 19 years prior to entering post-graduate training in endodontics. He attended a 2-year general dentistry residency, and then did a combination of private practice, teaching and dental materials research before entering endodontic training in 1996 He has authored over 100 articles and abstracts and was a cover author on 3 editions of “Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry” by Quintessence Publishing Co., and is first author of the book “Best Practices in Endodontics”, also from Quintessence. For the past 18 years, he has been in full time private practice limited to endodontics in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Schwartz has lectured extensively in the U.S. and in 14 other countries.

An Endodontist’s Perspective on Herodontics in the Age of Implants


Presenter: Gary B. Carr, D.D.S.

Dr. Gary B. Carr received his AB degree from Cornell University, his dental degree from SUNYAB, and his endodontic certificate from University of Illinois. He spent 4 years in military service in both enlisted and officer ranks, and practiced 3 years of general dentistry before obtaining his specialty training. He has authored chapters in Pathways of the Pulp on both Endodontic Retreatment and Endodontic Surgery (with Dr. Scott Bentkover). He has also authored several chapters in Castellucci’s Endodonzia as well as several chapters in Dental Clinics of North America (with Dr. Carlos Murgel) over the last decade. He has published a multitude of scientific papers in the Journal of Aesthetic Dentistry, California Dental Association Journal, and Journal of Endodontics. He has published several papers with Dr. Bill Costerton on biofilms in endodontics in the Journal of Endodontics (JOE) (with Dr. Richard Schwartz) and Journal of Microscopy.
Dr. Carr is widely considered the “Father of Microscopic Endodontics” and has trained over 1,000 clinicians at his research foundation in San Diego, California (Pacific Endodontic Research Foundation, PERF) in the last 20 years and lectured extensively worldwide. He has trained (with the help of many former PERF grads) most of the Postgraduate Directors of Endodontics in North America. He is the developer of ultrasonic root end surgical techniques, as well as dozens of microsurgical instruments and techniques that have basically revolutionized surgical endodontics. He is also the creator of TDO, The Digital Office software product used by over 1,200 endodontists in 25 countries and is now the dominant player in the endodontic software market. His current interests center on biofilm research, measuring endodontic outcomes, and developing a critical assessment of our disease model in endodontics. He lives with his wife in Rancho Santa Fe, California and maintains a private practice limited to endodontics in San Diego, California.


Presenter: Keith Kanter, D.D.S.

Dr. Keith Kanter obtained his B.A. from the University of South Florida in 1973. He then earned his D.D.S. from Emory University School of Dentistry in Atlanta, Georgia in 1977. Dr. Kanter completed his endodontic training at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California in 1985. He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Endodontists, Florida Dental Association, Central District Dental Association, Florida Association of Endodontists, Dental Society of Greater Orlando, International Academy of Endodontics, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He also holds professional licenses with the Georgia State Board, California State Board, and Florida State Board.
Dr. Keith Kanter has been in private practice in Orlando, Florida since 1985. He has been an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida since 1999.


Presenter: John Khademi, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. John A. Khademi obtained his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine in 1986, and his DDS from the University of California, San Francisco in 1990. He moved to Dallas, Texas for two years, worked in the computer field and taught operative dentistry at Baylor College of Dentistry. He completed his endodontic training at the University of Iowa in 1994, and finished a master’s thesis with a topic in digital imaging using Multiple Reader Multiple Case (MRMC) ROC analysis in addition to writing the imaging software. He has been licensed in California, Colorado, Iowa and Texas. John is a clinician first, yet has been active in dental research and standards development, and has a very long history of teaching and education. He is in full time private practice in Durango, Colorado and was Associate Clinical Professor in the Dept. of Maxillofacial Imaging at USC and is Adjunct Assistant Professor at SLU. He thoroughly enjoys providing patient care, and intends to continue practicing clinical dentistry. His primary interests are in digital imaging, CBCT, clinical trial design and outcomes. As a RSNA member for over 20 years, his background in imaging and radiology comes from medicine which provides a perspective on these topics shared by very few dental professionals. He has worked with the ADA and AAE in standards development efforts for computers in dentistry that have ushered in this era of clinical computer use. John has been on several of these committees both in the ADA and AAE and was Chair of the Informatics Committee and advised the Executive Committee of the AAE on technology. Broader interests include lasers, new instrumentation and preparation techniques, and new obturation techniques--new technology. John has been a regular speaker at the ADA, AAE, and several other large dental meetings, has authored several articles and book sections, a chapter on endodontic access as well as given dozens of half and all day CE courses on computers, endodontics, CBCT and scores of lectures at national and international level meetings. He is currently heavily booked speaking on his core interests which are finally coming of age in the areas of outcomes and probability theory which are intricately tied to endodontics, CBCT and technology. Lastly, along with Dr. David Clark, founder of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry and Dr. Eric Herbranson, Co-Founder of The Tooth Atlas, these Three Musketeers are upturning the apple-cart of traditional endodontic treatment protocols and reclaiming endodontics as a restorative discipline. They are leading the charge towards preserving teeth through preservation of tooth structure by advocating smaller access, shapes and sizes, and a focus on restorative first, endodontics second.


Presenter: Charles Maupin, D.D.S.

Dr. Charles Maupin graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Lubbock Christian University. He received his D.D.S. degree from Baylor College of Dentistry. Following graduation from Baylor College of Dentistry, Charles attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where he served as Chief Resident and received his endodontic specialty certificate. He continues to be involved in UCLA where he is a part-time faculty member. His implant training includes formal training from the Misch Implant Institute. In addition to the training at the Misch Implant Institute, he has taken courses from leaders in implant dentistry including Drs. Istvan Urban, Sascha Jovanovic, Winston Chee, Barry Bartee, Ralf Schuler, and Bill Becker. Charles is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He is a founding member of the International Academy of Endodontics. Charles has a practice limited to endodontics and implants in Lubbock, Texas.



CE Lectures:

Presenter: Pushpak Narayana, BDS, MDS

Approach to MIE

October 7, 2016
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Sunset Rooms III-IV
CE Units: 1

Dr. Pushpak Narayana completed his Endodontic training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Rutgers School of Dental Medicine) receiving a M.D.S. and a Certification in Endodontics. Prior to his formal Endodontic training, Dr. Narayana practiced general dentistry for 7 years and went on to participate in a Fellowship in Endodontics at the University of Florida.

He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and has articles published in journals including the Journal of Endodontics. Dr. Narayana is an active member of the American Association of Endodontics and often takes part in presentations at the meetings. Dr. Narayana was also honored with the AAE Resident Award for his presentation at the American Association of Endodontics Annual Session.


Presenter: John Hatton, D.M.D., Certificate in Endodontics

Interpretive Processes in Endodontic Imaging

October 7, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Sunset Rooms III-IV
CE Units: 1

After receiving his BA in chemistry from Illinois Wesleyan University, Dr. John F. Hatton earned his D.M.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. He pursued postgraduate training in endodontics and was awarded a certificate in endodontics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Hatton's career as a dental educator began in 1984 at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine where he served as Head, Section of Endodontics and Chair of the Department of Applied Dental Medicine. In 1993, he was appointed by Saint Louis University to develop and direct the graduate program in endodontics. The program accepted its first residents the following year with the first endodontic alumni receiving their MS in 1996.

He is currently a Professor of Endodontics at Saint Louis University where he continues to serve as Executive Director for the Center for Advanced Dental Education at Saint Louis University. Dr. Hatton is a Diplomate and a past Director of the American Board of Endodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Hatton's present research interests include pulpal neurophysiology, endodontic microbiology, endodontic materials and radiographic imaging.

Description:

The results of research conducted at Saint Louis University will be presented that studied the effect:

1.) non-periradicular radiographic findings have on interpretation of findings in the periradicular area in periapical imaging.

2.) the role clinical history plays on satisfaction of search (SOS) in cone beam computed tomography.

What Attendees Should Expect to Learn:

At the conclusion of this presentation, the attendee should better understand that non-periradicular findings may bias a clinician's interpretation of the periapical area in 2-dimensional radiography. They should also understand that clinical history may lead to a false negative error (satisfaction of search) during interpretation of cone beam computed tomography volumes. Attendees will also learn that radiographic interpretation errors are poorly studied and thus, poorly understood in dentistry.


Presenter: Eric Coryell, BS - Economics

Eric has over twenty years of experience working with three different progressive companies, two of which he ended up leading as President/CEO. During that span, he has also held positions as Materials Manager, VP of Administration, VP of Organizational Development, VP of Sales and Marketing, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Operating Officer. In 2008, started his own consulting practice and dedicates his time to helping organizations develop functional and accountable work teams, develop a strategic position and optimize the organizational structure to deliver on that strategy. Eric is a qualified facilitator, trainer and speaker in the areas of strategic and operational planning, strategic positioning, leadership development, leading and creating accountable teams, conflict resolution, and lean in the office implementation.

Tips & Tools for Creating & Leading Accountable Teams (Doctors Only)

October 7, 2016
1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Sunset Rooms III-IV
CE Units: 3

Description:

How doctors and practice owners may take the next steps to move accountability down into the teams in their organization. This program will give doctors the "how to's" around having difficult conversations, assigning levels of authority to the staff, establishing a team purpose and metrics, building a shared fate and getting real issues on the table.

What Attendees Should Expect to Learn:

Practice owners should expect to learn how to set a clear purpose for the team and how to define meaningful measures around achieving that purpose. Learn how to get a team to take ownership around the results of those metrics. Doctors in attendance will also learn how to create a meaningful shared fate and how to establish levels of authority around decision making. Also, how to put the difficult issues on the table and talk through them in a constructive way with your staff members.

Being Part of an Accountable Team (Staff Only)

October 8, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Sunset Rooms III-IV
CE Units: 2

Description:

How staff members should accept accountability when it has been passed down from team leaders in the organization. Eric's lecture will give staff members the "how to's" around having difficult conversations and accepting levels of authority from management.

What Attendees Should Expect to Learn:

Staff members should expect to learn how to take ownership as a key team player. Attendees will also learn how to create a meaningful shared fate and how to accept levels of authority. Also, how to address difficult issues and situations with other staff members or management, when such issues are presented.


Presenter:Roger J. Lewis, M.D., Ph.D.

TDO Outcomes Research Project Assessment Summary

October 8, 2016
8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Sunset Rooms III-IV
CE Units: 1

Dr. Roger Lewis received his PhD in Biophysics and MD from Stanford University. He is a Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Lewis’s expertise centers on adaptive and Bayesian clinical trials; translational, clinical, health services and outcomes research; interim data analysis; data monitoring committees; and informed consent in emergency research studies.

In 2009, Dr. Lewis was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies. He is a Past President of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Society for Clinical Trials, and the Senior Medical Scientist at Berry Consultants, LLC, a group that specializes in adaptive clinical trials.

Dr. Lewis has served as a grant reviewer for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Cancer Institute of France, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and foundations. He is also a member of the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Dr. Lewis serves as the chair of data and safety monitoring boards (DSMB) for both federally-funded and industry-sponsored clinical trials. He is a research methodology reviewer for JAMA and has served as a content reviewer for many other peer reviewed journals. He has authored or coauthored over 200 original research publications, reviews, editorials, and chapters.

Description:

Dr. Lewis will summarize the TDO Outcomes Research Project and also address the potential issues regarding statistical rigor, methodological quality, and patient-centeredness in the study.

What Attendees Should Expect to Learn:

At the end of the presentation, attendees should have learned statistical characteristics of a good outcome measure and key concepts of reliability, validity, and patient-centeredness. Attendees should also be aware of areas in which existing endodontic outcome measures appear to be lacking and potential approaches to addressing those gaps.

Presenter: Theresa Sheppard, RDA

Theresa Sheppard is a Registered Dental Assistant with experience in all clinical and management aspects of the dental office. This, coupled with over 35 years of extensive hands-on, front lines experience, uniquely qualifies her to train dental teams. Her passion for dentistry and love of teaching, joined together when she became the Founder and Director of Career Express Dental Assisting School, California CE Provider, as well as being an instructor for the California Radiation Safety Course. Theresa is dedicated to the professional and financial health of your practice.

Theresa is a certified Radiation Safety Course Instructor and California Dental Board Continuing Education Provider. She is the author of, "Doctor, Who is Profiting From Your Practice?" and various industry publications. She is also a member of the following societies and organizations: American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH), Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA), American Academy of Dental Office Managers (AADOM), California Dental Association Allied Health Member (CDAAHM), Speaking Consulting Network (SCN), Directory of Dental Speakers (dds), and National Caregivers Association.

HIPAA: Highlights, Hoopla and Hooey

October 8, 2016
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Sunset Rooms III-IV
CE Units: 1

Description:

As our practices become more technologically advanced, the risk of patient privacy violation increases.

It is not only necessary, it is mandatory to evaluate your practice’s privacy policies. Putting together a comprehensive HIPAA protocol and policy program can be a daunting task. In this course, learn the required changes to the Notice of Privacy Practices Form, the financial implications for willful neglect, why a daily data backup is no longer enough, and the communications that must not be sent via email or text. Gain a better understanding of the steps required to achieve compliance and protect both patients and the practice.

What Attendees Should Expect to Learn:

Attendees will learn the mandatory steps for HIPAA compliance and discover what is included in comprehensive risk analysis. You will also be able to determine what functions the Privacy Officer, Security Officer, and Technology Officer are responsible for. Attendees will learn who Covered Entities and Business Associates are and who you must have a Business Associate Agreement with. You will also understand breach notification and who must be notified and when.

Records Roulette: Don't Gamble With Your Practice Risk Management for The Entire Team

October 8, 2016
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Sunset Rooms III-IV
CE Units: 1

Description:

As Dental professionals, we set our personal bar very high. However, I find that many practices do not take the steps necessary to protect themselves from audit, lawsuit and risk of incarceration. Designed for the Dentist and the entire team, Theresa gives you the tools needed to protect the clinical and financial integrity of your practice. Lack of training is a dangerous way to do business -it can lead to financial and professional devastation. Risk mitigation is everyone's responsibility.

What Attendees Should Expect to Learn:

At the end of the presentation, attendees will have a better understanding of the various aspects of risk management and will have learned that the doctor is not the only one at risk. Attendees will also have learned that healthcare fraud does not have to be intentional to be prosecuted. You will have also discovered how proper diagnostics and documentation will help keep you out of the courtroom. Furthermore, attendees will have discovered how to become skilled in insurance billing practices, risk management, and patient/practice protection.

Presenter: Linda Wegley Kelly, Ph.D.

Introduction to Bacteriophage and its Role in Bacterial Pathogenesis

October 8, 2016
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Sunset Rooms III-IV
CE Units: 1

Dr. Linda Wegley Kelly is currently an Adjunct Assistant Research Professor and Lecturer at San Diego State University's Department of Biology. She has directed research projects on everything from fluorescent-labeled phage to large-scale metagenomic from deep mines, salterns, and coral reefs to ammonium oxidizing Archaea.

Linda's research group mostly works on coral-associated microbes. She uses a combination of large-scale DNA sequencing (e.g., metagenomics), analytical chemistry, and microbiology to study how the coral holobiont changes in response to local and global stressors. Linda recently showed that shipwrecks cause devastating outbreaks of algal-microbial mats the kill kilometers of coral reefs in the iron-poor parts of the central Pacific.

She is an ad hoc reviewer for the National Science Foundation, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Aquatic Microbial Ecology, BMC Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, ISME Journal, Marine Biology, Microbial Ecology, PLoS ONE, and PNAS. She is also a member of the American Society for Limnology & Oceanography (ASLO), American Society for Microbiology (ASM), San Diego Microbiology Group (SDMG), and San Diego Coral Club.

Description:

Dr. Linda Wegley Kelly will discuss the role of bacterial pathogenesis in endodontic infection and give a general introduction to phage biology.

What Attendees Should Expect to Learn:

At the end of the lecture, attendees will have gained a full understanding of the role of phage in bacterial pathogenesis, especially as it relates to oral disease. Attendees will also learn why it is important to study phage biology, how bacteria and bacterial viruses relate to oral disease, and why it is so interesting.


Presenter: Robert Grover, DDS

Retrospective Observation of Restorative Failures

October 7, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Sunset Rooms III-IV
CE Units: 1

Dr. Robert Grover was born and raised in Staunton, Virginia. In addition to his endodontics practice, he is Associate Professor of Endodontics at the University of Virginia Department of Dentistry and Assistant Professor of Endodontics at Virginia Commonwealth School of Dentistry.

Dr. Grover served as a dentist in the United States Navy with the rank of Lieutenant. He is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College, the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry, and received a certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Endodontics from Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry. Dr. Grover has been a member of the American Dental Association since 1984, the Virginia Dental Association since 1987, and the American Association of Endodontics since 1993. He has been voted a "Top Virginia Dentist" by his peers every year since 2010.

Dr. Grover, his wife Brenda and their children Andrew and Sarah, have been residents of Charlottesville, Virginia since 1992.

Description:

A question that many patients ask the endodontist is "how long will this endodontically treated tooth last?" Very few studies in the endodontic literature have addressed this question. Dr. Grover, in an attempt to answer this question, recalled over 2,000 patients and observed both the surviving and non-surviving teeth. In this lecture, Dr. Grover will identify the prevalence of medium to longer term endodontic and non-endodontic failures from a single private practice and will also recognize the causes of these failures.

What Attendees Should Expect to Learn:

After the lecture, the participant should be better able to frame the discussion with their patients concerning the uncertainty of the longevity of endodontically treated teeth.




CLINICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www/ada.org/cerp. This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between CLINICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION and PACIFIC ENDODONTIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION. Clinical Research Foundation designates this activity for up to 19 continuing education credits.
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