The need for conventional complete dentures (CDs) is high with expanded life expectancy and continuous loss of the teeth. This course will extend a discussion on the basic components of CD design and highlight the biomechanical and functional role of orofacial structures for better success of denture treatment. The understanding of these fundamental concepts is also critical for prosthodontic management of edentulous patients requiring dental implants.
Course Number: OS7047-14
Course Title: Clinical Trials Methods
Course Date: May 7-9, 2014
Course Sponsors: American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation, Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research
Course Directors: Brent Ward, DDS, MD, FACS, Sean Edwards, DDS, MD
The course is open to any Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon with an interest in study design including residents, fellow, faculty, and private practitioners. More specifically, it is intended for OMS interested in designing a clinical trial and developing a study protocol. It will also be of value to practitioners who must critically evaluate the literature of published clinical trials and assess the merits of each trial and the implications for the care and treatment of patients. Ideally, a resident and a faculty mentor pair will attend the course. Residents will also have the opportunity to interact with course faculty and faculty from other programs who are in attendance. A limited number of dental students who have been accepted into and OMS residency program or those who have a strong interest in attending an OMS residency program are also invited to register for the course.
The Clinical Trials Methods course objective is to provide a broad overview of clinical trial design with a focus on the phase III trial. The National Cancer Institute defines a phase III trial as: "A study to compare the results of people taking a new treatment with the results of people taking the standard treatment (for example, which group has better survival rates or fewer side effects)." The course will combine both lectures and breakout sessions where participants will, under the guidance of the course faculty, design a clinical trial for a pre-assigned topic. The designs will include statistical methods, a budget, potential funding sources, and a publication plan. At the end of the course, each group will present and defend their study design. Each group's study design will be evaluated and scored by course faculty. You will be assigned to a breakout session prior to the course date. The breakout groups and their leaders include:
o Dentoalveolar/Implant: Joe Cillo, DMD, MPH firstname.lastname@example.org
o Pathology/Cancer: Jasjit Dillon, DDS, MD email@example.com
o TMJ: Gary Bouloux, DDS, MD, firstname.lastname@example.org
o Craniofacial Trauma: Paul Tiwana, Paul.Tiwana@UTSouthwestern.edu
Breakout group members will be contacted by their group leader who will work with them to select a clinical trial proposal topic prior to the course. After registering for the course please list breakout sessions in order of preference and email to Michelle Jones email@example.com. While every effort will be made to assign you to the group of your choosing, group assignment will be made on a first come first served basis.
Location: Palmer Commons University of Michigan http://palmercommons.umich.edu/
-Lecture hall and four boardrooms for breakout activities
-Internet access for all course participants
Registration Time: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 7
Course Time: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Course Time: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 8
Course Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Friday, May 9 (Palmer Commons)
Day 1: Wednesday, May 7 (Palmer Commons)
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Registration (Snacks and Beverages available)
William J. Nelson, DDS, AAOMS President-Elect
Thomas Dodson DMD, MPH, Vice-Chair of the OMSF
Deepak Kademani, DMD, MD
Sean Edwards, DDS, MD
Brent Ward, DDS, MD, FACS
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Overview of the Key Elements of Clinical Trial Design: Posing a meaningful research question, turning your question into a testable hypothesis, and designing a clinical trial to answer your question and test your hypothesis.
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Errors in Clinical Trials
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Statistical Concepts in Clinical Trials I: The null hypothesis, rationale for randomization, sample size generation, power, statistical testing, and intent to treat analyses.
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions (Palmer Commons Boardrooms 1, 2, 3, 4):
Day 2: Thursday, May 8 (Palmer Commons)
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Statistical Concepts in Clinical Trials II: Tests of significance, multiple endpoints,
stratification, repeated measurements, subgroup analyses, crossover problems.
Ceib Phillips, MPH, PhD or Tom Braun, PhD
9:30 a.m – 10:30 a.m Discussion on Research Ethics and Integrity
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dinner (Brought in to Palmer Commons) Groups continue to work on their proposals after dinner. Ctools upload due 12:00 midnight.
Day 3: Friday, May 9 (Palmer Commons)
7:30 a.m. -8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. -9:00 a.m. Patient Selection: Recruiting issues and strategies, retaining subjects, inclusion and
exclusion criteria and its impact on validity, stratification, randomization
techniques and IRB approval.
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. CDE Credit Course Evaluation (To Go Lunch Boxes available)
The University of Michigan designates this activity for 6 continuing education credits.
NOTE: All eligible attendees will receive CDE credits for attending this course. Awarding of CDE credits will be administered by the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.
-The Mouth as a Health Indicator: Although we recognize an unhealthy mouth can indicate an unhealthy body, we are often unsure of next step initiatives to get our patients onto the road to health. Dr. Knowles offers a way to transcend our traditional tooth-fixing roles and invigorates our profession with her tried and true success stories as a provider who thinks beyond 32 teeth. Dr. Knowles reviews the clinical oral manifestations of stress, disease, and behavior types throughout the session and follows up with proven approaches to connect with these patients. She provides ice-breaking communication scripts to achieve an open dialogue with patients and helps get to the root cause of their disease.
-What You Say Determines What You Pay: Case acceptance is challenging when words clumsily come out of our mouths. Our confidence disappears despite having a great deal of knowledge to share with our patients. With jumbled words, patients become uneasy and case acceptance declines. When patients do not accept treatment, the overall production in the office dips. Without revenue, the practice is unable to afford to pay higher wages and raises become sporadic if at all. If your goal is to make more money and feel confident in delivering messages, Dr. Knowles will review specific word usage and the A.W.E. business technique to help you get the right words out of your mouth. At the same time, she will discuss the importance of word choices in creating the optimal patient relationship. By improving your relationships with your patients, she will show you how to increase your case acceptance and ultimately increase your take home pay.
This course provides a review of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the reasons why practitioners need to better understand these unique patients. A review of how to properly assess the patient’s abilities will be conducted. Techniques for treatment and a review of technology and creativity that might be used will be explored. A comprehensive documented home care regimen that should be provided to caretakers will be discussed. Guidelines will be given for practitioners on how to easily incorporate these special patients into their practice and make their career more rewarding than they ever imagined it could be.
- Generate a basic understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Provide a review of how to properly assess the patients abilities
- Establish and review techniques for treatment that encompass creativity
- Provide guidelines on how to easily incorporate the patient with ASD into a practice
"Hygiene Shouldn't be a Pain in the Neck" (Afternoon Session)
Bethany Valachi, PT, MS, CEAS has helped thousands of dental professionals prevent work-related pain, prolong their careers, increase productivity and work more comfortably with her groundbreaking, research-based dental ergonomic health and wellness education. Author of the book "Practice Dentistry Pain-Free: Evidence-Based Dentistry to Prevent Pain and Extend Your Career," Bethany is recognized as a leading dental ergonomic expert. She is a member of the National speaker's Association and lectures at dental conferences internationally. Bethany has provided in-office dental ergonomic consultations for numerous practicing clinicians and schools. She is published in many industry journals, and is a contributing author to dental hygiene textbooks.
A staggering 80% of hygienists who retire early are forced to, due to work-related pain. This research-based seminar for dental hygienists fills the void in the dental education- bridging the gap between dental ergonomics and work-related pain. Discover how equipment selection, adjustment, movement and positioning are affecting your health. Implement effective prevention and self-treatment strategies based on clinical experience and research.
Hygienists will walk away with techniques they can apply immediately in operatory to reduce work-related pain, prevent injury and increase career longevity.
Participants will learn:
-How muscle imbalances can cause neck and shoulder pain among female hygienists and ergonomic interventions
-Self-treatment strategies for neck/shoulder pain
-The 3 ergonomic criteria to select dental loupes that will improve your neck health, not make it worse!
-Essential positioning guidelines for hygienist, patient, chair, headrest, and lighting for different areas of the mouth
-How to use special positioning aids to treat difficult patients
-How to 'ergonomize' the operatory with minimal expense
-Ergonomic criteria for selecting and adjusting motor stools, instruments and delivery systems
-How to identify the most disabiling hand/arm injuries among hygienists: carpal tunnel syndrome, DeQuervains, OA of thumb and thoracic outlet syndrome...and incorporate prevention strategies
Course Number: P155-14
Course Title: 2014 Annual Jarabak Lecture: Enhancing Your TAD Experience -- A Multi-faceted Approach
Course Date: May 16, 2014 (Friday)
Featured Speakers: Dr. Sebastian Baumgaertel, DMD, MsD, FRCD(C)
Dr. Baumgaertel received his dental degree from the University of Bonn, Germany, where he later assumed a teaching and research position in the Policlinic for Prosthetic Dentistry. He received his orthodontic education at Case Western Reserve University. He now holds the position of Clinical Associate Professor there and is the director of the subspeciality clinic for skeletal anchorage. He also instructs the orthodontic biomechanics course. He maintains a private practice in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Baumgaertel has lectured nationally and internationally on orthodontic mini-implants and on Cone Beam Computed Tomography. He has published multiple scientific articles and is author and co-editor of two textbooks: Mini-implants in Orthodontics -- Innovative Anchorage Concepts and Self-ligating Brackets: Current Concepts and Techniques. He serves as a member of the editorial review board of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and acts as an ad-hoc reviewer for The Angle Orthodontist, The Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, Clinical Oral Implants Research and other highly-respected journals.
TADs have entered the orthodontic mainstream -- there is no doubt about it. However, much of the initial excitement seems to have faded amongst practitioners, often times leaving behind a somewhat bitter taste consisting of unexplained TAD failures, out of control cases, frustrated patients, and other unexpected results. This is unfortunate and avoidable as TADs may be the most important orthodontic innovation of the past decade and as such can and should be part of every state-of-the-art orthodontic practice.
In the 2014 Jarabak Lecture, Dr. Baumgaertel will share his evidence based principles and clinical techniques that have stood the test of time and really work. You will learn the various factors that can impact your treatment success and when controlled, will make the difference betweeen success and failure. Let one of the most respected educators in this field help you take your mini-implant practice to the next level and gain the confidence you need to treat a wide variety of indications with a high level of success.
Participants will learn:
Location: University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Fees: Dentist - $235; Auxiliary - $130
Program Type: Lecture
Registration Time: 8:30 a.m.
Course Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The University of Michigan designates this activity for 6 continuing education credits.
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Program (ADA CERP).
Presented by the University of Michigan School of Dentistry Administration and sponsored by Delta Dental Foundation of Michigan.
The University of Michigan designates this activity for 8 continuing education credits.
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Michigan in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Program (ADA CERP).