SWSPD 2018 Winter Ski Meeting

Big Sky, Montana
Sunday, January 28, 2018
SWSPD 2018 Winter Ski Meeting
Sunday, January 28, 2018 - Friday, February 02, 2018

Big Sky Resort
(800) 548-4486
50 Big Sky Resort Road
Big Sky, Montana 59716
United States

Map and Directions

Schedule of Events & CE Lectures

Sunday, January 28
6:00-7:30pm    Welcome Party

Monday, January 29
7:00-9:00am    The Perfect Plan- Secrets Behind the World's Elite Leaders
By Don Barden, MBA

What separates the world's most impactful leaders and sales professionals from the rest? The Perfect Plan. You'll learn what they do and how they do it, but most importantly, you will understand why participants quickly align their hearts and minds as the secret to servant leadership is revealed and the formula to their future success is defined.

4:00-6:00pm Advanced Esthetics in Pediatric Dentistry
By Keith Tam, DDS
A number of conditions can lead to esthetically unacceptable dentitions like dental caries, discoloration, dental trauma, early loss of teeth, misalignment and any abnormality of shape, size and color. Today we have a large number of solutions available for esthetic problems in pediatric dentistry. But the biggest dilemma is: How to choose what is best for a particular patient and that situation.

Tuesday, January 30
7:00-9:00am "Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, Pt I"
By Marc Moeller, AOMT Managing Director
This course provides an evidence based treatment modality for breathing re-education as a part of myofunctional therapy. Most patients who suffer from Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) are mouth breathers. Beyond leading to altered oral rest posture and altered craniofacial growth there are many co-morbidities that may be present with mouth breathing such as rhinitis, sleep disordered breathing, asthma, COPD, allergies and others.
4:00-6:00pm    "Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, Pt II"
By Marc Moeller, AOMT Managing Director
This course is a continuation of the morning course.

Wednesday, January 31
7:00-9:00am    "Take a Breath: Airway Influences on Dental Facial Development"
By Gerald S. "Gerry" Samson, DDS
Many significant growth and developmental milestones occur during our first 18 months of life. You will learn how proper breathing is essential to children's health., development, and educational success. Dr. Samson will discuss early detection and correction of airway problems to optimize this fundamental and critical physiology. Airway evaluation will be discussed, as well as the use of precision diagnostic technologies and methodologies.
4:00-6:00pm  "Speaker Panel Discussion"
Moderator: Gerald S. "Gerry" Samson, DDS
Panelists: Marc Moeller, AOMT Managing Director
Jed Best, DDS
Soroush Zaghi, MD
This panel of speakers from the week will discuss the intersection of their respective topics and how they work together to form a healthy pediatric patient. The second half will be question and answer.

Thursday, February 1
7:00-9:00am    Three Modern Technologies Pediatric Dentists Should Know More About: Light Curing, Digital X-Rays and Digital Record Keeping
By Jed M. Best, DDS, MS
Dr. Best will explore the newest technology in light curing, digital x-rays, and digital record keeping. You will learn how these technologies can benefit your patients to determine if they will fit into your practice.
10:30am  Group Ski Races
4:00-6:00pm Informal Q & A Apres Ski
Fireside discussion with Dr. Best for a deeper dive into digital record keeping, digital x-rays, and light curing. 
7:00pm  Dinner 
8:00pm  Awards Presentation 

Friday, February 2
7:00-8:00am      "Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing and Maxillofacial Development: The Impact of Restricted Tongue Mobility (Tongue-Tie)"
By Soroush Zaghi, MD
This presentation is a brief overview of the importance of nasal breathing and quality sleep for the overall health of a pediatric patient, and will further expand to demonstrate how myofunctional, dental, and ENT treatment modalities can be coordinated to optimize pediatric maxillofacial growth and development.
8:00-9:00am   "State of the Academy"
by James D. Nickman, DDS, AAPD President 
Dr. Nickman will update attendees on the current initiatives of the AAPD, how those impact their practices, and how they can get involved.
4:00-6:00pm  Informal Q & A Apres Ski

 * Indicates speaker has a financial or commercial interest in this presentation.

SouthWestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry (SWSPD) 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. SWSPD designates this activity for 20 continuing education credits.

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.


Payment Instructions

  • 2018 Early Registration Rates*
    AAPD Member  $600
    NonMember $700 
    Retired Doctor $350 
    Faculty  $350 
    Staff Member $350 

    $60 Sun Welcome Party
    $75 Thurs Awards Banquet

    $25/day (M-F CE)
    $25 Sun Welcome Recep
    $25 Thurs Awards Banquet 

    Doctor & staff full registrations include the Sunday evening Welcome Reception, ski races, and the Thursday Awards Reception and Banquet, as well as daily (M-F) coffee break and continuing education lectures from 7:00-9:00am. Also, join attendees each afternoon 4:00-6:00pm for apres ski and informal chats.

    *Early registration rates are good through December 20, 2017!

    Changes / Cancellations / Refund Requests must be submitted in writing and received in the SWSPD office via fax (812-923-2900), or email (michelle.e.jacobi@gmail.com), on or before January 10, 2018.

    Full refund, less a $50 per person administrative fee, will be issued for cancellations received by January 10, 2018.No refunds will be issued for cancellations received thereafter. Refunds will be processed after the meeting.

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