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  • Long-Term Consequences of Trauma

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Geoffrey Heithersay, AO|By observing the life cycles of some interesting and challenging examples of dental trauma, the dynamics of competing biological and pathological processes will be examined, and therapies aimed at achieving long-term tooth survival outlined.

    CE: 1.00

    Description: The opportunities to learn from long-term survivors of dental trauma are relatively rare but are particularly relevant today where so often what may appear to be a compromised tooth is removed and replaced by an implant. By observing the life cycles of some interesting and challenging examples of dental trauma, the dynamics of competing biological and pathological processes will be examined, and therapies aimed at achieving long-term tooth survival outlined.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to: 

    - Describe the concept of life cycles of traumatised teeth and how this may be applied in trauma management.

    - Explain the importance of the careful monitoring of pulp and periodontal responses to dental trauma especially if subjected to subtle secondary trauma.

    - List various types of trauma induced tooth resorption and recognize their clinical manifestations and management alternatives.

    Geoffrey Heithersay, AO

    Clinical Professor Geoffrey Heithersay has been a part time academic in the discipline of Endodontology at The University of Adelaide’s Dental School since 1962. Primarily a clinician he practised as a specialist endodontist until 2002. In addition to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, he continues to be active in research particularly in the fields of dental traumatology and tooth resorption. He has 69 publications, a co-author of 7 book chapters and has been a member of the Editorial Board of Dental Traumatology since 1985. Awards include an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for endodontic education in 1998 and the Louis I Grossman award from the American Association of Endodontists for research in 2000. In 2009 he received three awards for excellence in teaching; the Faculty of Health Sciences Executive Dean’s award, the Stephen Cole the Elder award and The University of Adelaide’s Vice Chancellor’s award.

    Geoffrey Heithersay, AO

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

  • Management of Horizontal Root Fractures

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), 0.75 credits offered

    Paul Vincent Abbott, B,D.Sc., M.D.S, FRACDS(Endo)|Horizontal root fractures are not a common injury, but they do present a number of challenges for their management. This lecture will outline the various healing responses and management options for horizontal root fractures.

    CE: 0.75

    Description: Horizontal root fractures are not a common injury, but they do present a number of challenges for their management. Teeth with root fractures generally have a good long-term prognosis but this depends on whether it is located in the apical, middle or coronal third of the root. The more apical the fracture, the better the prognosis for the tooth and also for the pulp. Root canal treatment is not often required for root fractures and should be deferred until there are definite signs of an infected root canal system. If the pulp is removed, then the opportunity for some internal repair with dentine is lost. Coronal third fractures should be further divided into those within bone (sub-osseous) or those not within bone (supra-osseous). If the fracture is located within bone, then stabilisation and long-term monitoring is often all that is required. However, supra-osseous root fractures present difficult treatment decisions. Many will require removal of the coronal fragment followed by root canal treatment and restoration with a postretained crown, but this may not always be feasible and orthodontic extrusion and/or periodontal surgery may also be required. This lecture will outline the various healing responses and management options for horizontal root fractures.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to: 

    - Describe a new classification for horizontal root fractures.

    - List the various responses to horizontal root fractures.

    - Outline the prognosis for teeth following horizontal root facture according to the position of the fracture.

    Paul Vincent Abbott, B,D.Sc., M.D.S, FRACDS(Endo)

    Prof. Paul Abbott is the Winthrop Professor of Clinical Dentistry at The University of Western Australia. He is a Specialist Endodontist and works in private practice on a part-time basis. Prior to taking a full-time University position in 2002, he spent 17 years in private specialist practice in Perth and Melbourne. He was Head of the School of Dentistry at The University of Western Australia and Director of the Oral Health Centre of WA from 2003-2009. He has presented over 760 lectures and courses in 42 countries. He has also published 170 articles in refereed journals and 23 textbook chapters. In 2015, he was appointed as Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Dental Traumatology. He also serves on Editorial Boards and Scientific Review Panels of 16 other international journals. He has also received a Service Medallion from the Australian Dental Association Inc. in recognition of his services to the profession and he has been elected as an Honorary Life Member of several professional organisations. Prof. Abbott was awarded The University of Western Australia’s Excellence in Teaching Award for Individual Teaching in 2004 and 2016, for Postgraduate Coursework Teaching in 2015 and Excellence in Teaching Research Supervision in 2017. In 2015, he received a Commendation for Lifetime Achievement from The WA Clinical Training Network Team. He also received the UWA Student Guild Student’s Choice Award for his teaching in 2015 and in 2017 he was nominated by the University for a Citation Award from the Federal Department of Education and Training’s Australian Awards for University Teaching. In June 2015, he was appointed by the Governor-General of Australia as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in recognition of his services to clinical dentistry, teaching, research and professional societies. Prof. Abbott’s major clinical interests include the diagnosis of pain and endodontic conditions plus the management of dental trauma, root resorption, and endodontic re-treatment. His research interests have centered around these themes along the assessment of treatment outcomes and factors that affect the outcomes of treatment. He has also been instrumental in developing classifications of pulp, root canal and periapical conditions that are used nationally and internationally in the profession.

    Paul Vincent. Abbott, B,D.Sc., M.D.S, FRACDS(Endo)

    In accordance with this policy, I declare I have a past or present proprietary or relevant financial relationship or receive gifts in kind (including soft intangible remuneration), consulting position or affiliation or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product service, course and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith as indicated below. Consultant: OzDent PTY LTD Honorarium: OzDent PTY LTD


  • Strategies to Reduce the Consequences of Impact Trauma to the Teeth

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), 0.75 credits offered

    Paul Vincent Abbott, B,D.Sc., M.D.S, FRACDS(Endo)|This lecture will outline the immediate management of dental injuries to reduce the long-term consequences of the trauma with a particular emphasis on prevention of external inflammatory resorption.

    CE: 0.75

    Description: Trauma can have serious consequences on the prognosis of teeth. The pulp, periradicular and soft tissues can respond to impact trauma in various favourable and unfavourable ways. The unfavourable responses are dependent on the stage of root development, concurrent injuries to the same tooth, the degree of displacement of the tooth and the immediate management of the injury. The most serious consequences are external replacement and inflammatory resorption. Understanding the tissue responses and the factors affecting them is essential for appropriate management. A thorough history and examination will reveal the relevant factors for each case and will allow dentists to make informed decisions about the emergency management required to reduce any consequences of the injury. Some injuries require immediate and comprehensive treatment whilst others require simpler management and/or just observation of the healing responses. This lecture will outline the immediate management of dental injuries to reduce the long-term consequences of the trauma with a particular emphasis on prevention of external inflammatory resorption.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to: 

    - Describe the favourable and unfavourable responses of the pulp, peri-radicular and soft tissues to impact trauma.

    - List the factors that affect the various responses of the tissues to impact trauma.

    - List the injuries that are at “high risk” of developing unfavourable responses following impact trauma to the teeth.

    Paul Vincent Abbott, B,D.Sc., M.D.S, FRACDS(Endo)

    Prof. Paul Abbott is the Winthrop Professor of Clinical Dentistry at The University of Western Australia. He is a Specialist Endodontist and works in private practice on a part-time basis. Prior to taking a full-time University position in 2002, he spent 17 years in private specialist practice in Perth and Melbourne. He was Head of the School of Dentistry at The University of Western Australia and Director of the Oral Health Centre of WA from 2003-2009. He has presented over 760 lectures and courses in 42 countries. He has also published 170 articles in refereed journals and 23 textbook chapters. In 2015, he was appointed as Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Dental Traumatology. He also serves on Editorial Boards and Scientific Review Panels of 16 other international journals. He has also received a Service Medallion from the Australian Dental Association Inc. in recognition of his services to the profession and he has been elected as an Honorary Life Member of several professional organisations. Prof. Abbott was awarded The University of Western Australia’s Excellence in Teaching Award for Individual Teaching in 2004 and 2016, for Postgraduate Coursework Teaching in 2015 and Excellence in Teaching Research Supervision in 2017. In 2015, he received a Commendation for Lifetime Achievement from The WA Clinical Training Network Team. He also received the UWA Student Guild Student’s Choice Award for his teaching in 2015 and in 2017 he was nominated by the University for a Citation Award from the Federal Department of Education and Training’s Australian Awards for University Teaching. In June 2015, he was appointed by the Governor-General of Australia as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in recognition of his services to clinical dentistry, teaching, research and professional societies. Prof. Abbott’s major clinical interests include the diagnosis of pain and endodontic conditions plus the management of dental trauma, root resorption, and endodontic re-treatment. His research interests have centered around these themes along the assessment of treatment outcomes and factors that affect the outcomes of treatment. He has also been instrumental in developing classifications of pulp, root canal and periapical conditions that are used nationally and internationally in the profession.

    Paul Vincent. Abbott, B,D.Sc., M.D.S, FRACDS(Endo)

    In accordance with this policy, I declare I have a past or present proprietary or relevant financial relationship or receive gifts in kind (including soft intangible remuneration), consulting position or affiliation or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product service, course and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith as indicated below. Consultant: OzDent PTY LTD Honorarium: OzDent PTY LTD

  • Pulpal Aspects of TDI in Primary Incisors

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), 0.75 credits offered

    Gideon Holan, DMD|The presentation will discuss the various conditions of the pulp and the relevant treatment for each condition.

    CE: 0.75

    Description: Trauma to the teeth may have an immediate effect on the hard tissues (enamel and/or dentin) or the supporting tissues (the periodontal ligament). The pulp can be affected at the time of injury (luxation injuries, complicated crown fracture and root fracture) or it can appear as a late complication (pulp inflammation, internal resorption, pulp infection, pulp necrosis with and without 2 infection, arrest of dentin deposition, pulp canal obliteration, tube-like mineralization and calcific metamorphosis). The condition of the pulp may be expressed clinically by coronal discoloration (yellow, dark or pink) and changes in the surrounding soft tissues (swelling, sinus track). Any treatment provided should be aimed to avoid or minimize the risk of damage to permanent successor and if possible preserve the injured primary incisor. Immediate damage to the pulp (pulp exposure) requires an immediate treatment (partial or cervical pulpotomy) that is expected to keep the remaining pulp vital and react by buildup of a dentin bridge. Some late complications have no harmful effect and can be left for follow-up. In cases of infection of the pulp, the pulp must be removed. This can be done by extraction or root canal treatment. The presentation will discuss the various conditions of the pulp and the relevant treatment for each condition.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to: 

    - Describe the various immediate and late types of pulp reaction to traumatic dental injury in primary incisors and discuss the various possibilities to handle these reactions.

    - Describe the various theories explaining the mechanism of dark coronal discoloration of teeth following traumatic dental injuries.

    - Describe the rational of avoiding root canal treatment in traumatized primary incisors that present dark coronal discoloration but no other clinical or radiographic symptoms.

    Gideon Holan, DMD

    Dr. Gideon Holan studied dentistry in the Faculty of Dental Medicine of the Hebrew University and Hadassah in Jerusalem, Israel, where he also completed his postgraduate training in Pediatric Dentistry in 1983. Holan spent a one-year sabbatical in the United States, in Columbus Ohio Children’s Hospital and the Ohio State University. Main field of interest Traumatic injuries to the primary dentition. Published numerous articles related to traumatic injuries to the primary dentition. Co-author of four chapters related to traumatic injuries to the primary dentition including Andreasen's Textbook and Color Atlas of Traumatic Injuries to the Teeth. Invited lecture in dozens of congresses and seminars.

    Gideon Holan, DMD

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.


  • Life-Long Journey with Auto-Transplantation

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Mitsuhiro Tsukiboshi, DDS, PhD | In this presentation, the biologic principle, the techniques and the indications are discussed.

    CE: 1.00

    Description: The popularity of autotransplantation of teeth (ATT) has been getting up and down in the long dental history as is even during the short history of my practice. I have been performing 2 more than 1,000 cases of ATT since 1986. If asked about the success rate, I may say not too good and not too bad. But it comes to real indications, no treatment can replace ATT. In this presentation, the biologic principle, the techniques and the indications are discussed.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to: 

    • Discuss different techniques of ATT and different variables in wound healing.
    • Describe unique patient situations and what to look for when certain indicators are present.

    Mitsuhiro Tsukiboshi, DDS, PhD

    Dr. Tsukiboshi is a graduate of Osaka University School of Dentistry in 1976. He earned a PhD in dental materials from Kyoto University in 1980 and has been engaged in private practice since 1981. Dr. Tsukiboshi’s interest in dental traumatology and autotransplantation has led to extensive clinical involvement, course presentations and publications. Dr. Tsukiboshi has lectured extensively on dental trauma and autotransplantation; he has authored many articles and two textbooks, one on dental trauma in 1998 and one on autotransplantation in 2000. The books have been published in several languages, including English. Dr. Tsukiboshi is a visiting lecturer at Osaka University and Loma Linda University since 1998 and is the President of the International Association of Dental Traumatology in 2009 and 2010. Dr. Tsukiboshi is certified as an adjunctive assistant professor of Western University in USA since 2012 and a clinical professor of the dental school of Tohoku University since 2015.

    Mitsuhiro Tsukiboshi, DDS, PhD

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

  • I-9 Working Effectively with Patient Anxiety and Pain: Behavioral Methods

    Contains 5 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Speaker: Bruce Peltier, Ph.D., M.B.A. This presentation explores the nature of pain and dental anxiety, as both are common in endodontic practice. It concludes with practical behavioral recommendations and best practices. Interactions with patients who are anxious or experiencing subjective pain can be difficult to work with, and this causes stress and strain on the practitioner and office team.

    CE Hours: 1.0

    Course Description:

    This presentation explores the nature of pain and dental anxiety, as both are common in endodontic practice. It concludes with practical behavioral recommendations and best practices. Interactions with patients who are anxious or experiencing subjective pain can be difficult to work with, and this causes stress and strain on the practitioner and office team. Dentists and endodontists are not typically well-trained in these areas and must teach themselves how to cope with patient discomfort and distress. Psychology has much to offer the humane dentist, and most of the fundamental principles can be translated into relatively simple, practical methods that will benefit most patients.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Identify several fundamental principles of pain perception in humans.
    • Understand subjective dental anxiety from a psychological perspective.
    • Learn two new behavioral ways to work with patient pain.

    Bruce Peltier, Ph.D., M.B.A.

    Dr. Peltier is professor of psychology and ethics and course director of the ethics program at the Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He is a 1970 graduate of West Point. He is a licensed clinical psychologist with training at Wayne State University, Stanford, Univesity of Southern California and an M.B.A. from the University of the Pacific. He has taken formal training in ethics at Georgetown and Loyola of Chicago. Dr. Peltier is past president of the San Francisco Academy of Hypnosis and past president of the American Society for Dental Ethics. He has received the distinguished teaching award at the Dugoni School and the University of San Francisco. The second edition of his book "The Psychology of Executive Coaching "(Routledge Press) was published in 2010 and has been published in Korean and Polish. He is the author of 100+ articles and chapters in the professional literature and currently serves as editor of the journal "Issues In Dental Ethics. "

    Bruce Peltier, Ph.D., M.B.A.

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.



  • EP-1 Performance Excellence - C.L.E.A.R. Leadership

    Contains 5 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered

    Presenter: Judy Kay Mausolf Would you like to learn leadership strategies that increase employee engagement, level of optimism and team accountability? If you want a happier, more cohesive and higher performing team, this course is for you! It may sound like a fantasy, but trust me, it's real. You can have a team who is focused, engaged and accountable!

    CE Hours: 1.5 CE hour 

    Would you like to learn leadership strategies that increase employee engagement, level of optimism and team accountability? If you want a happier, more cohesive and higher performing team, this course is for you! It may sound like a fantasy, but trust me, it's real. You can have a team who is focused, engaged and accountable! 

    Many dentists opened their practices with a passion and focus to provide exceptional treatment and care to their patients. The role of leader was not a part of the equation. Leadership can often be confusing and frustrating. However, regardless of our position in life, whether we want to or not, we all lead in life. The problem for many of us is we don’t really think that we have what it takes to be a great leader or even a good one for that matter. 

    Judy Kay will share her five C.L.E.A.R. leadership fundamentals to help you become a more positive, empowered and effective leader! 

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Define and clarify core values to align focus and leadership and learn methods for making consistent, successful decisions.
    • Describe R.I.S.E implementation process and other tools to sustain change, create commitment and increase accountability.
    • Identify behaviors that elevate trust, respect and appreciation to build happier, more cohesive and higher performing teams.


    Judy Kay Mausolf

    Judy Kay Mausolf is a dental practice management coach, speaker and author with expertise in helping others get happier and more successful! She coaches dentists and their teams how to become better leaders, work together better and deliver service with more passion and fun which ultimately result in growing their practice. She is Past President of National Speakers Association (Minnesota Chapter), Director of Sponsoring Partners for the Speaking Consulting Network, and a member of the National Speakers Association and Academy of Dental Management Consultants. She is author of two books; “Ta-Dah! And “Rise & Shine!”, and a contributing author for many dental magazines. She also publishes a monthly newsletter entitled “Show Your Shine”. Judy Kay lives in MN with her awesome husband Steve who makes her special coffee every morning and Zoe…it’s all about me, 7 pound Yorkie!

    Judy Kay Mausolf
    I declare that I have proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.Care Credit (Self) : Honorarium (Status: Ongoing); Practice Solutions Inc (Self) : my books and positive power bands (Status: Ongoing)

  • EWL-11 Oral Conscious Sedation for the Endodontist

    Contains 5 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered

    Presenters: Anthony S. Feck, D.MD The most common reason patients seek dental care is pain, while the most common reason patients avoid dental care is anxiety. Conscious sedation is an effective adjunct to providing pain-free care, and a solution to dental anxiety.

    CE Hours: 1.5 CE hour 

    The most common reason patients seek dental care is pain, while the most common reason patients avoid dental care is anxiety. Conscious sedation is an effective adjunct to providing pain-free care, and a solution to dental anxiety. Arguably, no other specialty in dentistry could benefit more than endodontics, yet as a specialty, endodontists use oral conscious sedation less than any other discipline. Oral conscious sedation by general dentists is no longer a fringe service, but a standard of care provided by referring dentists to the endodontist. Therefore, for multiple reasons, the endodontist should be able to efficiently and effectively provide this service in their practice. This course will introduce the endodontist to safe and effective conscious sedation, and update the experienced provider with some of the latest information in this rapidly evolving field.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • List the main advantages to providing oral conscious sedation in their practice.
    • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different forms of sedation administration.
    • Discuss the legal and regulatory requirements of performing dentistry with sedation in their state/province.


    Anthony S. Feck, D.MD

    Dr. Anthony Feck brings with him 34 years of private practice experience and a long list of professional accomplishments. He has been the featured speaker at numerous events, and has shared his methods of success with thousands of dentists and their teams. He has an extensive background in sedation dentistry, achieving a great deal of popularity as a sought after-speaker, educator, author and provider of both oral and intravenous sedation techniques. As such, Dr. Feck’s schedule of presentations involves speaking in some major city nearly every month on the topic of conscious sedation. Dr. Feck was one of the founders of and is the dean of faculty for DOCS Education where he maintains a Diplomate status. He has personally treated more than 4,000 sedation cases, and has taught dentists and their team members from all over the world how to safely and effectively treat high-fear patients with conscious sedation. Dr. Feck has also developed a reputation as a leader in dental implantology education, serving as a clinical instructor for OsteoReady, teaching dentists from all over North America at his Mini-Residency course. Dr. Feck practices in a multi-doctor practice in Lexington, Ky., that concentrates on dental implantology and addressing the needs of the high-fear patient. The consummate educator, he has several publications to his credit and he consistently receives rave reviews for his entertaining and enlightening style of speaking.

    Anthony S.Feck, D.MD

    I declare that I have proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.DOCS Education (Self) : Honorarium (Status: Ongoing)


  • EP-12 How Should the AAE Respond to Substandard Endodontic Care?

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered

    Presenters: Ali Behnia, D.M.D, M.S., Jack Bierig, J.D., Kenneth B. Wiltbank, D.M.D., Alan H. Gluskin, D.D.S. Endodontic treatment by general dentists is expected to meet minimum standards as set out in guidelines which The American Association of Endodontists has developed and published as "Standards of Practice."General dentists who have graduated from CODA-accredited institutions and are licensed to practice in the United States must have basic knowledge and experience regarding endodontic philosophy and treatment. In recognition of the variables which exist in dental education, treatment in the practice of endodontics by general dentists is expected to be within an acceptable range and to meet minimum standards as determined by practicing endodontists.

    CE Hours: 1.5 CE hour 

    Endodontic treatment by general dentists is expected to meet minimum standards as set out in guidelines which The American Association of Endodontists has developed and published as "Standards of Practice."General dentists who have graduated from CODA-accredited institutions and are licensed to practice in the United States must have basic knowledge and experience regarding endodontic philosophy and treatment. In recognition of the variables which exist in dental education, treatment in the practice of endodontics by general dentists is expected to be within an acceptable range and to meet minimum standards as determined by practicing endodontists. 

    How should the AAE go about creating a context for diagnosis and skill levels that can provide a standard for all practitioners who undertake the responsibility to diagnose, to plan treatment and to administer endodontic care to their patients? How can the AAE address the epidemic of poor care and outcomes that every endodontist witnesses on a recurring basis? What is our responsibility as advocates for the highest standards of endodontic treatment? Where do we stand legally in our advocacy?

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Discuss the legal issues that the AAE and state endodontic societies need to recognize in opposing substandard endodontic care.
    • Understand how we define "Standard of Care" vs. "Standard of Practice" and the regulatory and legal challenges.
    • Recognize how the AAE can support quality and competence in our discipline and focus our message on the audiences that matter most: the patients, the profession, the insurers, DSO’s and the courts.


    Ali Behnia, D.M.D., M.S.

    Dr. Ali Behnia maintains a full-time private practice as an endodontist in Rockville, Maryland. He also serves as a part-time Clinical Assistant Professor (Dean’s Faculty) at the Department of Restorative and Endodontics at the University of Maryland Dental School. Prior to full-time private practice, Dr. Behnia was an Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Endodontics at the Department of Endodontics, University of Maryland Dental School for four years. Dr. Behnia obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University. He graduated from University of Pennsylvania Dental School and received his certificate in Endodontics and a Master of Science in Oral Biology from University of Maryland Dental School. Dr. Behnia is an active member of many dental associations such as AAE, ADA, MSDA, and ASFO. He is AAE’s representative to the ADPAC board. He is also a member of the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners. Dr. Behnia has authored numerous articles and co-authored a book chapter.

    Jack Birerig, J.D.

    Jack Bierig is senior counsel in Sidley’s Chicago office. He has extensive experience in the general representation of associations, antitrust counseling, healthcare regulatory issues, copyright, trademark and trade secret matters and FDA regulation. He has represented numerous clients in government investigations and in both private and governmental litigation. Mr. Bierig's principal clients, in addition to the American Association of Endodontists, include the American Academy of Periodontology, American Board of Medical Specialties, American Dental Association, American Medical Association, American Optometric Association, American Osteopathic Association, American Planning Association, Federation of State Medical Boards, Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the Mayo Clinic, National Association of Realtors®, and several medical and dental certifying Boards. Mr. Bierig teaches health law and food and drug law at the University of Chicago. He founded the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago. He currently serves as vice chair of the visiting committee for the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago. Mr. Bierig has been recognized in Chambers USA 2012–2016 in Antitrust, and in the Legal 500 US 2014–2016 for Not-for-profit. He was most recently recognized for outstanding client service in the 14th annual BTI Client Service All-Stars report for Antitrust. In-house counsel from Fortune 1000 companies and other large firms nominated Jack as part of the 2015 All Stars. He has also been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America since 1995 in the areas of Corporate Law: Nonprofit Organizations and Charitable Giving, Health Care Law and Non-Profit/Charities Law, as well as being named Best Lawyer’s 2011 Chicago Health Care Lawyer of the Year.

    Alan H. Gluskin, D.D.S.

    Alan H. Gluskin DDS is currently Professor, Department of Endodontics, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, University of the Pacific in San Francisco, California. He is at present a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists. Dr. Gluskin is a member of numerous societies including the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association and the San Francisco Dental Society. He has served on the Educational Affairs Committee and the Research and Scientific Affairs Committee of the AAE. and was General Chair for AAE10 and AAE18. Dr. Gluskin is presently on the Executive Board of Directors of the AAE as Vice-President, and additionally functions on the editorial boards of the Journal of Endodontics and the International Journal of Endodontics. Dr. Gluskin is the 2017 recipient of the University of the Pacific’s Eberhardt Teacher-Scholar Award. He is co-editor of the textbooks Decision Making in Dental Treatment Planning and Practical Lessons in Endodontic Treatment.

    Kenneth B. Wiltbank, D.M.D.

    Dr. Kenneth B. Wiltbank attended dental school at the Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU) and graduated in the class of 1998. After seven years working as a general dentist, he returned to school at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, where he completed a Certificate in Endodontics (Class of 2007). He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Wiltbank is a member of and volunteers in the American Association of Endodontists, where he serves as the chair of the practice affairs committee and as the AAE representative to the American Dental Association’s Codes Maintenance Committee and to the American Association of Dental Consultants. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, the Oregon Dental Association and the Clatsop Country Dental Association. He is the past-president of the Oregon State Association of Endodontists and has served in other capacities in organized dentistry. As well as owning two endodontic practices and regularly seeing patients, Dr. Wiltbank serves as an adjunct associate professor at the OHSU School of Dentistry, department of endodontology. When he is not in the office, Dr. Wiltbank enjoys the outdoors, running, sports, reading and spending time with his wife, Krista Lucas, and their two children.

    Ali Behnia, D.M.D, M.S.
    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

    Jack Bierig, J.D.
    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

    Kenneth B. Wiltbank, D.M.D.

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.


    Alan H. Gluskin, D.D.S.
    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

  • I-6 Antimicrobial Drug Resistance – Implications for Patients, Providers, and the Population

    Contains 5 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Presenters: Jason E. Bowling, M.D. Antimicrobial drug resistance is an increasing problem in the United States and globally. This issue is exacerbated by the decreased production of novel antimicrobial agents. There are significant consequences in health care for both providers and patients.

    CE Hours: 1 CE hour 

    Antimicrobial drug resistance is an increasing problem in the United States and globally. This issue is exacerbated by the decreased production of novel antimicrobial agents. There are significant consequences in health care for both providers and patients. Understanding the driving factors behind antimicrobial resistance is critical to successfully managing patients with infections. All providers that prescribe antimicrobials should be knowledgeable of the current status of antimicrobial drug resistance and the measures needed to combat it. This presentation will address the scope of this problem and the implications for patients, providers, and the population as a whole.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Examine the driving factors behind antimicrobial resistance at an individual and population level.
    • Identify patients at higher risk for infection with antimicrobial resistant organisms.
    • Discuss the current status of the antimicrobial pipeline for new agents and the methods needed to combat antimicrobial resistance.


    Jason E. Bowling, M.D.

    I declare that I have proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.Becton Dickinson (Self) : Consultant (Status: Terminated --- February 2017)