The Team Pass includes access to the sessions listed below and is only $99 per person. Sign up for All-Access and get six Team Passes for you and your office team. Team members can choose to stream live on Saturday or learn at their own pace the month of February. CE is available whether watched live or later on-demand. Learn more about each session by clicking on the title of each presentation below.

Saturday, January 30 starts at 7:00am Pacific / 10:00am Eastern

Fang

Leslie S.T. Fang, MD, PhD

During this session, Dr Fang will address the different vaccines under development, including discussion of their efficacy, adverse effects, why the need for two shots, and how quickly we can return to work after receiving the vaccine. Availability is the big question, so Dr Fang will also talk about the lottery system and expected availability for dental professionals and the general public.

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Understand the science behind the different vaccines that are likely to come down the pike.
  • Understand the benefit and the limitations of the vaccines.

About Leslie S.T. Fang:

  • John R. Gallagher III and Katherine A. Gallagher Endowed Chair in Clinical Excellence, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
  • PhD, physiology and biophysics, University of Illinois
  • Doctorate of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Board certified in both nephrology and internal medicine and has been repeatedly honored as one of America’s Top Doctors and The Best Doctors of Boston
  • International practice in internal medicine and nephrology, Boston
  • Educator, Harvard Medical School

Lecture, up to 40 minutes
Basic Science; AGD Subject Code 010

Bradley

Brian Bradley, BKin

High performance comes at a cost, and if you've committed yourself to Symposium-level learning, you're already thinking like a next level athlete! Join Brian Bradley for a compelling look into your future. A future where you choose to live pain free and play your favorite sport, the sport of dentistry, for years to come. Let’s GO! 

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Improve your posture and head straight into 2021.
  • Immediately apply tips learned to your everyday life and choose to live pain free.

About Brian Bradley:

  • Vice president, brand development and special programs, The Egoscue Method
  • Posture-Pain-Performance coach and motivational speaker
  • 25+ years in true biomechanics and human anatomy using The Egoscue Method 
  • Clients include the Tony Robbins Companies, Bulletproof Radio, YPO, Seattle Study Club, and the NFL

Lecture, up to 20 minutes
Self-Improvement; AGD Subject Code 770

Sanders

Katrina Sanders, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF

Despite abundant evidence of the life-altering and potentially life-threatening risks associated with oral disease, the dental prophylaxis is still the most common CDT code used across the United States, 91 percent of Americans have tooth decay, and 75 percent of dental patients report NEVER receiving an oral cancer screening during their routine dental visit. Dental caries remain the number one chronic childhood disease, periodontal disease has become increasingly common in nearly 1 in 2 adults, and tragically every hour one American loses their life to the ramifications of oral cancer. Is it possible, then, that the oral-systemic link is, in fact, a myth?

Periodontal hygienist Katrina Sanders presents this compelling and thought provoking course confronting the missing opportunities for the dental profession to elevate their standards. Learn why the medical profession is ready to invite dentistry to take a seat at the table in discussing comprehensive patient care and understand the role the dental profession can play in rising to excellence. The oral-systemic link: fact or myth? The choice is OURS.

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Evaluate aspects of the medical model as they relate to integrative patient care.
  • Identify the challenges regarding management of the oral-systemic link by dental providers.
  • Discuss implementation strategies of oral disease as they relate to the oral-systemic link.
  • Understand co-therapeutic strategies in comprehensive patient care.

About Katrina Sanders:

  • Founder, CEO and keynote speaker for Sanders Board Preparatory, a comprehensive program designed to supplement student learning and enhance understanding of concepts, terminology and procedures commonly discussed in preparation for the National Board Dental Hygiene examination
  • Clinical liaison, hygiene excellence and innovation, AZPerio - the country’s largest periodontal practice
  • Published author, Dentaltown, Today’s RDH
  • Advisory board member, Modern Hygienist

Lecture, up to 45 minutes
Health Medicine; AGD Subject Code 150

Austin

Joshua Austin, DDS

Join Josh while he reviews his top 5 hygiene products.

About Joshua Austin:

  • Graduate, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio Dental School
  • Editorial director and columnist, Dental Economics magazine
  • Private practice in restorative dentistry, San Antonio, Texas

Lecture, up to 15 minutes
Basic Science/Dental Materials; AGD Subject Code 010

Li

William W. Li, MD

Recent discoveries show the human body possesses hardwired health defense systems that enable us to resist a wide range of diseases. These systems (angiogenesis, stem cells, microbiome, DNA protection, immunity) can be influenced by our environment and lifestyle, including diet. Specific plant-based and seafood-based factors activate these defenses, with clinical evidence supporting their benefits for a wide range of chronic diseases. The COVID-19 pandemic has further accelerated the need for dietary interventions that intercept viruses and boost immunity. This presentation will showcase the latest human data on what to eat to improve the quality and quantity of our lifespan.

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Describe the body’s health defense systems and their response to dietary factors.
  • Describe the evidence for how diet can improve immune function. 

About William W. Li:

  • New York Times bestselling author of EAT TO BEAT DISEASE: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself
  • CEO and President of the global nonprofit the Angiogenesis Foundation, where he has impacted more than 50 million people worldwide and has led to the effective prevention, novel treatment, and even reversal of diseases spanning cancer, chronic wounds, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and vision loss
  • Director and advisor to innovative public and private companies
  • Former faculty member, Harvard and Dartmouth medical schools
  • His TED Talk Can We Eat to Starve Cancer has been viewed more than 11 million times

Lecture, up to 55 minutes
Health Medicine and Nutrition; AGD Subject Code 150

Auger

Amber Auger, RDH, MPH

The battle between dentists and dental hygienists had a massive spotlight shine on it during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last decade, the underground culture of frustration and lack of respect for one another has multiplied rapidly. This has created a belief that RDHs are only in the profession for money. Instead of a culture that once mentored and encouraged their teams, dentists are left to believe their team will never be loyal. This tension among the team not only affects one another, it can be felt by patients in the practice and inhibit the growth of the business. The truth is the culture of the practice can be changed when the leadership team takes thoughtful attention to make each team member feel valued, respected, and a part of a greater mission. This course is designed to identify weak areas in each team member's emotional intelligence and establish strategies for effective communication. 

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Identify how to create a joyful culture of collaboration among your dental team. 
  • Discover how to easily communicate both positive and constructive feedback to your team members without confrontation.

About Amber Auger:

  • Bachelor’s degree, dental hygiene, University of New Haven
  • Master’s degree, public health, University of New England
  • Practicing dental hygienist and clinical innovations implementation specialist

Lecture, up to 40 minutes
Practice Management and Human Relations; AGD Subject Code 550

Daw

Karen Daw, MBA, CECM

Is it really annual safety training time? Again?

How can we possibly remember all the rules and regulations, and what do we actually need to be doing anyway?

I know, I know…OSHA…CDC…IC…PPE…wake me when it’s over.

Even if you think you’ve heard it all before, you’ve never heard it the way Karen Daw, the OSHA Lady, delivers safety training for dental professionals. With a fresh, fun and efficient approach, Karen keeps things moving, always grounded in real-world examples of what can go wrong (sometimes in a matter of seconds) if we let our guard down. Complacency is the enemy in infection control and safety; Karen’s in-depth, informative workshops put principle into practice by taking an unexpected, engaging approach to compliance training. So, leave the OSHA binders on their shelves for a little while, and let Karen guide your team through an entertaining, interactive and potentially life-saving refresher course exclusively tailored for those working in dentistry. 

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Define the role of the Infection Control Coordinator.
  • List resources available to enhance the safety program.
  • Review the top Infection Control and OSHA mistakes and how to avoid them. 

About Karen Daw:

  • BA from the Ohio State University and MBA with concentrations in Healthcare Administration and Business Management
  • Former Clinic Health and Safety Director and Assistant Director of the Sterilization Monitoring Service, OSU College of Dentistry
  • Authorized OSHA Trainer in General Industry Standards

Lecture, up to 40 minutes
Infection Control and Safety; AGD Subject Code 148

Helfand

Brian Helfand, MD, PhD

Prostate cancer (PC) screening with serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) and digital rectal examination remains a debated topic. Specifically, while these screening practices have been associated with a significant decrease in tumor metastasis and mortality; it has come at the expense of an increase in over-diagnosis and over-treatment of many seemingly indolent prostate tumors. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) changed their stance in 2018 advising men to make an informed choice and discuss with their doctor whether PSA screening is right for them, while recommending against screening for men over 70 years of age. It is unclear whether these recommendations will improve PC screening outcomes. This has opened the door for many new tests including new serum and urine biomarkers, germline genetic testing, genomic tests and MRI imaging techniques to enter into this space as a way to personalize PC screening. This talk will serve to review the current state of affairs related to PC screening and introduce novel screening tools. 

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the controversies over prostate cancer screening.
  • Understand the value of newer biomarker tests and genetic testing to identify men who are at risk of developing prostate cancer and high-grade prostate cancer.

About Brian Helfand:

  • Division of urology director, Prostate Cancer Program NorthShore University
  • HealthSystem clinical associate professor University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • Initiated in 2013, first to routinely implement genomic and genetic based information to help guide prostate cancer screening and treatment decisions

Lecture, up to 30 minutes
Health Medicine; AGD Subject Code 150

Flaig

Thomas Flaig, MD

Dr Flaig brings years of research and clinical experience to the table to address the latest thinking on immunotherapies in the fight against cancer. He will make high level observations of what has changed in cancer therapy related to personalized medicine and targeted therapy. He will then focus on immunotherapy. Dr Flaig will also complement Dr Helfand’s presentation by adding information on immunotherapies in the treatment of prostate cancer. 

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Describe recent advances in the medical treatment of cancer.
  • Understand the modern use of immunotherapy in oncology.

About Thomas Flaig:

  • Vice chancellor of research, CU Denver and CU Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Inaugural chief clinical research officer, UCHealth, 2016
  • Associate dean, clinical research, CU School of Medicine, 2016
  • Previous medical director, clinical trials office, and associate director of clinical research, CU Cancer Center
  • Member, National Cancer Institute’s Investigational Drug Steering Committee and the bladder cancer task force
  • Chairperson, bladder cancer committee, National Comprehensive Care Network

Lecture, up to 30 minutes
Health Medicine; AGD Subject Code 150

Lunch / Afternoon Tea 12:40-1:10pm Pacific / 3:40-4:10pm Eastern

Viola

Thomas Viola, RPh, CCP

Dental professionals must frequently draw upon their knowledge of pharmacology for optimal care of today’s medically complex dental patients. However, armed with relatively brief exposure to such a vast subject during formal education, and faced with ever-changing medication therapy guidelines, many dental professionals simply cannot keep up with the latest trends in disease state management.

This program will provide an overview of the dental implications of the prescription medications, nonprescription medications, herbal products, nutritional supplements and substances of abuse most frequently used by patients. Special emphasis will be given to delivering this essential information in a format which makes it practical and useful for all members of the dental team.

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Identify the prescription medications most frequently encountered on a patient’s medical history and discuss their indications for use, adverse reactions, and impact on dental therapy.
  • Discuss the non-prescription medications most often used by dental patients and explain theirimpact on dental therapy, including situations which preclude their use.
  • Identify the most popular herbal products and nutritional supplements and discuss their purported uses and dental considerations.
  • Identify the most common substances of abuse and describe their oral manifestations and dental treatment considerations.

About Thomas Viola:

  • Board certified pharmacist
  • Clinical educator, professional speaker and published author serving the profession of dentistry
  • Member of the faculty of ten dental professional degree programs

Lecture, up to 40 minutes
Anesthesia and Pain Management; AGD Subject Code 340

Gottlieb

Geri Gottlieb

Be accountable. Be vulnerable. Build trust. These are just a few of the prescriptions practice management coaches often write dental staff members seeking to create a cohesive team. Certainly these actions or attributes are important - perhaps even vital - to the functioning of a great team. But where do they come from, and how do we acquire them? The strength of the team is each individual staff member and the strength of each staff member is the team (to paraphrase Zen Master Phil Jackson, the winningest coach in the history of basketball). In order to build a truly effective team, we must start with ideal team members. In this presentation, Geri will discuss the core and essence of a cohesive team.

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Articulate the three tangible characteristics of an ideal team player.
  • Identify one area or characteristic that team player can improve in themselves.
  • Initiate a team discussion on what it takes to build a more cohesive and higher functioning team.

About Geri Gottlieb:

  • Owner, GG Practice Coaching & Development
  • Certifications: adult learning, behavioral therapy, the five behaviors of a team, and DiSC behavioral assessments
  • Former lead coach with ACT Dental Practice Management

Lecture, up to 50 minutes
Practice Management and Human Relations; AGD Subject Code 550

Lacoursiere

Allison Lacoursiere, RDA, OA, CPC, ELI-MP

Clear aligners offer both patients and the practice many benefits, yet most practices do not maximize their potential. Join Allison and learn how to create a high performing team to help your patients improve their quality of life and become raving fans. Make it easy for patients to say YES to treatment and keep more production in-house.

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the opportunity clear aligners represent in transforming patients, careers and the practice.
  • Define the characteristics of a strong clear aligner leader and the associated job processes.
  • Learn how to nurture and develop a team of high performing professionals.
  • Create a culture that encourages a collaborative, whole team approach and celebration.
  • Discover how to start more clear aligner cases by building trust and connection through social media marketing.
  • Explore how and why to diversify your clinical offerings through teledentistry.
  • Gain systems for maximizing resources and production while serving patient needs remotely through virtual care.

About Allison Lacoursiere:

  • Created the Clear Aligner Systemization methodology
  • Incorporated a system that generated $80,000/month in clear aligner production
  • Member, International Coaches Federation
  • Certified Transformational Trainer, LionSpeak
  • Team member and competitor on the Bermuda National Beach Volleyball Team
  • Certified personal trainer and yoga instructor

Lecture, up to 40 minutes
Practice Management and Human Relations; AGD Subject Code 550

Odiatu

Uche Odiatu, DMD

Can living a fit lifestyle increase your personal productivity by 25 percent? Yes, it's true! Want to break through to next level energy and vitality? It’s all here. The latest exercise science reports regular physical activity increases reaction time, improves memory, boosts fine motor skills, facilitates digestion, strengthens your immune system and slows down the aging process.

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Receive insider strategies to get lean and stay lean with less effort than you ever thought possible.
  • Uncover powerful reasons to revamp your health and fitness goals starting TODAY with the latest research on active living – peppered with a little humor.

About Uche Odiatu:

  • Professional member, American College of Sports Medicine
  • Author, The Miracle of Health
  • NSCA certified personal trainer
  • CanFitPro certified boot camp instructor
  • YOGA Fit certified yoga instructor

Lecture, up to 30 minutes
Self-Improvement; AGD Subject Code 770