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49th Annual Allyn D. Burke Memorial Dental Symposium

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June 27, 2014 - June 28, 2014
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monterey, CA

Event Category: Continuing Education

The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is proud to sponsor the 49th Annual Allyn D. Burke Dental Symposium. Named in honor of Colonel Allyn D. Burke, a graduate of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (now the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry), this annual dental symposium continues to honor the long-standing affiliation between military and non-military dental professionals throughout the United States and abroad. 

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Day 1 — Friday, June 27

Everyday Dentistry: More than Everyday Esthetic Results 

Robert C. Margeas, DDS
This lecture is designed for today's esthetically minded, real world dentist and staff. Dr. Margeas will review dozens of direct and indirect clinical cases, step-by-step that are done on an everyday basis, including porcelain veneers from preparation, provisionalization and cementation, direct composite resin veneers, class IV restorations, diastema closure, peg laterals and porcelain repair. You will learn how to create perfect ovate pontic sites following extraction. Simplified implant techniques and coordinating treatment with your surgeon for immediate extraction, placement and provisionalization using the patient's natural tooth will also be addressed. Treating the worn dentition will be explained with different treatment options. The techniques learned can be in.corporated into your practice immediately. 

You Will Learn: 

  • How to properly layer and finish composite resins that mimic nature 
  • Provisionalize immediately following implant placement 
  • Learn how to provisionalize with a fixed appliance if the implant is not stable 
  • Porcelain veneers — from preparation to cementation 
  • To diagnose and treat the worn dentition 
  • When to bond restorations vs. cementation 

Robert C. Margeas, DDS is an adjunct professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry at the University of Iowa. Board certified by the American Board of Operative Dentistry, he is also a diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry and a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and International Team of Oral Implantologists. He has written numerous articles on esthetic and implant dentistry, and presents courses nationally and internationally. He serves on the editorial advisory board of Inside Dentistry, Compendium and is a contributing editor to Dentistry Today and Oral Health in Canada, and maintains a full-time private practice in Des Moines, Iowa. 

Day 2 — Saturday, June 28

Complex Medical Considerations in Dentistry 

Paul Subar, DDS, EdD 
Advances in medicine have increased the life expectancy of patients with complex medical conditions. As a result, dentists are observing an increase in the number of medically complex patients visiting their offices for routine care. Because of these trends, it is important that members of the oral healthcare team develop foundational knowledge for the care of these vulnerable popula.tions. This course will provide you with information on several diseases that are typical in patients with complex medical conditions, ultimately aiding in developing appropriate treatment plans and continuing care regimes that best serve your patients. 

You Will Learn 

  • To identify complex medical conditions that often affect dental patients 
  • To describe current medical therapies for treating or managing patients with certain complex medical conditions 
  • To discuss how different complex medical conditions impact dental treatment 

Paul Subar DDS, EdD is an associate professor and director of the Special Care Clinic/Hospital Dentistry Program at Pacific, and an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Commu.nity and Family Medicine at the UCSF School of Medicine. He received his DDS degree from UCLA School of Dentistry and completed his residency in hospital dentistry at the UCLA Medi.cal Center. In 2009, Dr. Subar received his doctorate in education and professional leadership, EdD, from Pacific's Benerd School of Education.

Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office: Are You Ready When They Happen? 

Anders Nattestad, PhD, DDS 

Medical emergencies are some of the most challenging and potentially dangerous aspects to dentistry. Our patients gradually get older, sicker, but treated and thus more medicated. This course will outline safe parameters of general health, when to avoid offering elective dental care to a patient and how to avoid medical emergencies by recognizing safe values for hypertension, HIV labs and sugar levels. You will learn how to manage medical emergencies, including syncope (fainting), heart attacks, allergic reactions, toxic reactions, strokes and diabetic emergencies. Emergency drugs will be covered and you will leave with a clear understanding of what drugs and equipment you need to have in your practice, and how and when to use them. 

You Will Learn 

  • Assessment of patients and risks to prevent emergencies from occurring 
  • Diagnosis, causation and management of a variety of medical emergencies that commonly occur in the dental office 
  • Which drugs and emergency equipment are needed for your office 
  • How and when to use drugs and equipment for medical emergencies 

Anders Nattestad, DDS, PhD is a professor and director of the undergraduate Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program at Pacific. He has published more than 50 articles and has presented at numerous conferences, both nationally and internationally. He graduated from dental school in Copenhagen, Denmark, and completed a Ph.D. and specialty training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the same institution. For the past five years, he served as secretary general for the As.sociation for Dental Education in Europe. 

Who Should Attend 
This symposium is designed for dental practitioners and all members of the dental team. 

Tuition: $385 for Dentists; $195 for Allied Health Professionals (includes continental breakfast and lunch each day) 
Program: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Check-in: 7:30 am - 8:30 am Friday (pre-registration required) 
Location: Monterey, CA 
Credits: This activity is designated for 14 units of continuing education credit. 

Stay at the Portola Hotel & Spa 

Enjoy Monterey by staying at the Portola Hotel & Spa. Our group rates start at $189 for single or double rooms. To take advantage of these special rates, call 888.222.5851 and identify yourself as a member of the "University of the Pacific-Burke Dental Symposium." Hotel reservation deadline is June 5, 2014. 

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