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Past Events

See some of the exciting events recently held at Parkell’s Corporate Headquarters on Long Island.

You’re Not Getting Older, You’re Getting Better: Treating the Older Adult Dental Patient

Sherri Lukes RDH, MS, FAADH
 

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Time:  6:00pm - 9:00pm
CE Credits: 3 (ADA CERP | Provider: Dental Learning Systems, LLC)


Attendees learned how to:

  • Describe key trends in demographics of the aging population
  • Explain additional assessment procedures required for treating older adults
  • Compare/contrast age-related and pathology induced systems changes and disorders in older adults
  • Explain options for managing xerostomia in older patients
  • List systemic diseases experienced by older adults and manage oral symptoms
  • Explain common oral conditions/pathologies in the older demographic
  • Describe various oral hygiene techniques for the dentate and edentulous patient


Bioactive Restorative Materials in Dentistry

Dr. Deepak Mehta
 

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Time:  6:00pm - 9:00pm
CE Credits: 3 (ADA CERP | Provider: Dental Learning Systems, LLC)


Composite resin restorations account for a high number of failures compared to many other restorative materials. The presence of secondary caries at the interface between the tooth and the restoration, particularly at the margins, is the number one reason for failure. Recently, there has been an insurgence of bioactive restorative materials in dentistry.

The rationale behind these “bioactive” materials is to inhibit the demineralization process before extensive damage occurs and potentially compromises the overall health of the tooth. It is also believed that the use of bioactive regenerative materials will assist in reducing the number of composite restorations needing replacement due to bacterial invasion at the restoration/tooth interface.

This course will define what constitutes as bioactive and how it translates to dentistry. The hands-on portion of the course will allow the attendees to work with a bioactive restorative bulk filling material as well as a bioactive core material.



The Stress Mess: The Impact of Stress on Overall Health

Betsy Reynolds, RDH, MS
 

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Time:  9:00am - 12:00pm
CE Credits: 3 (ADA CERP | Provider: Dental Learning Systems, LLC)


Attendees learned how to:

  • Understand the physiology of the stress response
  • Recognize the impact chronic stress has on healing dynamic
  • Develop stress reduction protocols in the healthcare setting
  • Differentiate male and female stress responses


The Edentulous Challenge: How to Restore Proper Form and Function for the Exacting Dental Patient

Thomas Bilski, DDS, Clinical Co-director at the Midwest Implant Institute
 

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Time:  9:00am - 4:00pm
CE Credits: 6 (ADA CERP | Provider: Keystone Dental)


Attendees learned how to:

  • Soft and hard tissues assessment and availability.
  • Implant placement for optimum esthetics “Pink Collar”.
  • Awareness for new innovations in digital dentistry.
  • Laser and electro-surgery for soft tissue procedures in restorative dentistry.
  • Impression material and soft tissue manipulation in implant dentistry.
  • How to work smart. Work less.
  • Fundamentals of inflammation: the mouth and body connection for optimum overall health and dental wellness.


Ultrasonics: Understanding the Whys Behind the Wows

Betsy Reynolds, RDH, MS
 

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time:  8:30am - 12:00pm
CE Credits: 3 (ADA CERP | Provider: Dental Learning Systems, LLC)


Attendees learned how to:

  • Understand how ultrasonic instrumentation evolved into a periodontal debridement therapy option.
  • Recognize the differences between ultrasonic scaling devices and how those traits impact instrumentation strategies.
  • Comprehend the necessity of preserving cementum during debridement.
  • Discuss how repair of periodontal tissues differs from regeneration of connective tissue attachment.
  • Relate microbial dynamics to instrumentation strategies.



What’s New: Exploring Technological Advancements in Dental Hygiene Instrumentation

Dr. Joy Void-Holmes, BSDH, MHSc, RDH, AADH
 

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time:  12:00pm - 3:30pm
CE Credits: 3 (ADA CERP | Provider: Dental Learning Systems, LLC)


Attendees learned how to:

  • Identify the fundamental skills of basic dental hygiene instrumentation.
  • Identify the uses of dental hygiene instruments.
  • Describe how instrument design and classification impact the delivery of hygiene therapy.
  • Design budget friendly hygiene set-ups that contain instruments that ensure the best treatment outcomes.
  • Develop a system that allows for continuous replacement of worn dental hygiene instruments.


 

Getting The Edge on Removables: Protocol, Procedure and Patient Satisfaction

Dennis Urban, CDT
 

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (registration and dinner begin at 5:30pm)
CE Credits: 3 (ADA CERP | Provider: Dental Learning Systems, LLC)

 

Attendees learned how to:

  • Material science and selection
  • Digital dentures
  • Printed dentures
  • Occlusion
  • Attachment systems
  • Aesthetic metal-free partials
  • Protocol and procedure on denture chairside conversions
  • Milled bar design

 

 


What Are We Really Looking For? Oral Pathology Cases & Concepts

Ms. Sherri Lukes, RDH
 

Date: Friday, November 30, 2018
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (registration and dinner begin at 5:30pm)
CE Credits: 3 (ADA CERP | Provider: Dental Learning Systems, LLC)

 

Attendees learned how to:

  • Explain the etiology of various oral pathologic conditions
  • Describe the clinical appearance of various oral pathologic conditions
  • List treatment options for various oral pathologic conditions
  • Explain the importance of current oral pathology knowledge when conducting intra/extra-oral exams
  • Compare/contrast lesions that can be considered in a differential diagnosis for each pathologic entity
  • Describe oral symptoms of various systemic conditions as presented in cases

 

 


Minimally Invasive Periodontal Therapy: Microsurgery and Endoscopy for the Periodontal Practice

John Y. Kwan, DDS
 

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm (registration and breakfast begin at 8:00am)
CE Credits: 3 (ADA CERP | Provider: Dental Learning Systems, LLC)

 

Attendees learned how to:

  • Learn how the operating microscope enhances visualization for surgical procedures.
  • Learn how endoscopy can be applied to dentistry, particularly for the treatment of periodontal disease.
  • Become familiar with endoscopic image interpretation.

 

 


Bioactives: Making Restorative Dentistry, Regenerative Dentistry

Gregg A. Helvey, DDS, MAGD, CDT
 

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
CE Credits: 3 (ADA CERP | Provider: Dental Learning Systems, LLC)

 

Attendees learned how to:

  • The definition of bioactive restoratives
  • The history of bioactive materials
  • The various types and how they work
  • Advantages and disadvantages of using bioactives
  • Indications and contra-indications for use
  • How bioactives effect dental implants
  • Become familiar with endoscopic image interpretation.