Lunch and Learn


 Dental Hygienists' Lunch and Learn
Angie Wallace, RDH
An Update in Laser Assisted Dental Hygiene

Friday, April 26, 2019
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
1.5 Hours of CE
Lecture Format

Course Objectives

  • Attendee will be able to understand how to utilize laser in periodontal pocket
  • Students will gain knowledge of how to care for the laser 
  • Attendee will learn the benefits of what the laser can do for their patients

CE SURVEY 

Biography

Angie Wallace, RDH has been a clinical hygienist for over 30 years. She is a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD), where she obtained her Advanced level proficiency, her Educator Status and received her ALD Recognized Course Provider 2007 and her Mastership with ALD in 2008. Angie is currently serving as Co-Chair for Regulatory Affairs for the ALD Board of Directors and serves on the Auxiliary and Education committees. She was the recipient of the 2014 John G. Sulewski, Distinguished Service Award from the Academy of Laser Dentistry. Angie has been recognized as a worldwide speaker as an In-Office Laser Consultant with Academy of Laser Dentistry. Angie is a past presenter for the ALD, RDH Under one Roof, Greater New York, Yankee, California Dental Association and American Dental Association as well as several State Boards annual meetings. She has had articles published with RDH and JPH magazines. She has written a couple of chapters for laser books and has co-authored her own book about laser hygiene.


The ODA will offer meeting attendees two Lunch and Learn options on Saturday. One course on opioid mitigation and one on ethics will be presented simultaneously. 

Ray Beddoe, DMD
Opioid Mitigation for the Management of Acute Dental Pain 

Saturday, April 27, 2019
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
1.5 Hours of CE
Lecture Format
Recommended for the entire dental team  

Course Description

This lecture will demonstrate the step-wide approach reducing acute post-operative dental pain, using the World Health Organization Analgesic Ladder.  This well-established Ladder has formed the factual basis for the introduction of steroids and NSAIDs as a way to reduce opioid usage. The current CDC recommendations for pain relief, the inter-conversion and relative potency of commonly prescribed opioids, steroids, and NSAIDs will be discussed.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the mechanism of acute pain.
  • Learn to use steroids and NSAIDs as adjuncts to minimize (daily) opioid use for acute dental pain relief.
  • Learn the current CDC recommendations for daily opioid pain relief—as measured in Morphine Milligram Equivalents (MMEs)
  • Understand the inter-conversion and relative potency of opioids and steroids.

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Biography

 

Dr. Ray A. Beddoe is a Board certified periodontist who also has a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.  He has been in private practice for 28 years.  He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontology at the OU College of Dentistry.  He has been the recipient of ODA’s President Leadership Award in 2008, and a featured speaker at an ODA Annual Session on Drug Therapy in Dentistry.  He has been the ODA Annual Session Chairman in 2006, and the ODA Co-Chairman of the Technology Committee from 2005—2007.  He has lectured state-wide on many topics, and is very happy to be lecturing here on this topic today.


 Ethics Lunch and Learn

Larry Cassil, Jr.
Human Resources Policies and Procedures:  What Is Legal May Not Be Ethical or Even Advisable!

Saturday, April 27, 2019

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
1.5 Hours of CE
Lecture Format
Recommended for the entire dental team

Course Description 

With the exception of sole proprietorships with no additional employees, every business faces human resources dilemmas.  The issues arise before, during and after the employment relationship and errors can have very expensive ramifications for employers.  This presentation will explore the minefield that is the H.R. function with an eye toward not just the legality of how you handle human resources issues, but whether your decisions are ethical, and even whether they make sense.  Implementation of ethical H.R. practices not only can help you avoid future legal issues and but will contribute to an ethical dental practice, will create happy employees and in turn, should increase productivity. 

Biography

Larry G. Cassil, Jr. is an attorney of counsel to Hornbeek, Vitali and Braun, P.L.L.C. in Oklahoma City.  After 30 years in the legal profession, his practice has settled into two primary areas:  human resources/employment work and insurance coverage.  His H.R. practice centers on litigation and consultation in all areas of the human resources function, including preparation of employment manuals and stand-alone regulations, representation of clients before the OESC, ODL, EEOC and other administrative bodies, representation in court, as well as hiring, discipline, and discharge practices.  He also works with clients of all sizes to troubleshoot issues in real time to avoid costly litigation when possible.  He earned his B.A. (1985) and M.A. (1991) from Vanderbilt University and his J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law.  (1988).

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