Course Name: Guardians of the Oral Cavity – 2018, Presented by Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine
Date: Friday, May 18, 2018 • Anaheim Hilton & Towers, Room PACIFIC D
CE Credits: 4
Fee: There is no charge for CDA Presents attendees
Schedule – 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Because dentistry is surgically oriented, it is easy to forget that there is a body attached to the mouth we heal. Over the past decade, the connection between oral and systemic health has become much more apparent, and we now know that having good oral health is paramount to being healthy in general. This program will explore four facets of dentistry that are sometimes overlooked that can have a profound impact on a person’s long-term health.
- Recognize lesions and understand dental erosion and how to utilize CBCT interpretation skills to improve diagnostic accuracy and patient outcome predictability
- Identify the features of common oral lesions in order to provide a differential diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
- Learn oral soft tissue biopsy techniques, case selection and uses for toluidine blue dye and tissue fluorescence.
Speaker Topics and Bios:
David A. Lazarchik, DMD, FAGD – “Diet, Reflux and Dental Erosion”
Dr. David A. Lazarchik is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical Initiatives and Program Development at Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine. He received his dental degree at University of Florida in 1984 and a GPR certificate at University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1985. His teaching career began at University of Florida Jacksonville Clinic in the GPR/AEGD program. He also served as the Director of the General Practice Residency Program at University of Alabama, practiced hospital dentistry at Carilion Health System in Roanoke, VA, and taught in the Comprehensive Care Dentistry program at Augusta University Dental College of Georgia.
Other experiences include private practice, public health, and dentistry in long-term care facilities, serving as an expert witness, insurance consulting, and Clinical Sciences Consultant for the Commission on Dental Accreditation. His research/clinical interests include medically complex patients and dental erosion.
Dr. Setareh Lavasani – “An Update on Applications of CBCT in Clinical Diagnosis and Decision Making”
Dr. Setareh Lavasani is an Assistant Professor at Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine. She is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist. She received her DDS degree from Ajman University in U.A.E. in 2005. In 2008, she enrolled in the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Residency program at the University of Texas Science Health Center at San Antonio. She received her Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology in 2013 and completed her Master’s Degree in Dental Diagnostic Sciences in 2014.
Dr. Lavasani is the co-author of the first digital/interactive Oral Radiology textbook, Fundamentals of Oral Radiology. She is actively involved in multiple committees at the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. She has presented at multiple national and international scientific meetings and has been published in a number of dental journals.
Dr. Elizabeth Andrews – “The Impact of a Missed Diagnosis”
Dr. Elizabeth Andrews is an Assistant Professor and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine. She is a native of Southern California. She obtained her BA from California State University, Northridge followed by her DDS degree in 1995 from University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry.
Dr. Andrews practiced general dentistry for 10 years in Merced, California and then went on to complete her specialty training and Master’s degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the University of North Carolina. During her time in private practice, Dr. Andrews was active in organized dentistry. She served as President of the Yosemite Dental Society and as a Trustee to the California Dental Association, where she also served as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee.
Dr. Joel Laudenbach – “Oral Lesion Biopsy Techniques”
Dr. Joel Laudenbach is an Assistant Professor at Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine. He received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine in 1998. He completed the general practice residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in 1999. From 2002 – 2004, Dr. Laudenbach completed residency/fellowship in oral medicine and geriatric dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania.
In 2011, Dr. Laudenbach joined the medical staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the Division of Dentistry & Oral Surgery, Department of Surgery. In October 2011, Dr. Laudenbach provides educational courses to dental, medical and health care professional societies, study clubs and postgraduate training programs locally and nationally.
Course Name: Guardians of the Oral Cavity
Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015 • Western University of Health Sciences • Pomona, CA
CE Credits: 8
Fee: Dentist – $229; Hygienist/Dental Assistants/Staff – $199
Schedule – 7:00 AM – 5:15 PM; Breakfast and lunch included
Dr. Peter Jacobsen – “Fighting Dental Disease: Drugs, Bugs, and Dental Products” (4 hours)
Dr. Peter Jacobsen lectures extensively in Dental Pharmacology as well as Over-the-Counter Dental Drugs and Products. He also presents on the topic of the Dental Management of Medically Complex patients. His information is practical and clinically relevant for dentists as well as dental hygienists. Dr. Jacobsen has a national reputation for being very entertaining, making his presentations lively and enjoyable.
Dr. Joel Laudenbach – “Oral Cancer Screening Update” (2 hours)
Dr. Laudenbach received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998. He completed the general practice residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in 1999. From 2002 – 2004, Dr. Laudenbach completed residency/fellowship in oral medicine and geriatric dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Laudenbach maintained a private oral medicine practice in Philadelphia, PA from 2004-2011 and was selected as a “Top Dentist” for oral medicine by Philadelphia Magazine in 2011. Since 1998, Dr. Laudenbach has held multiple academic and hospital appointments in the cities of Philadelphia, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Dr. David Lazarchik – “Diet, Reflux, and Dental Erosion” (2 hours)
Dr. Lazarchik received his dental degree at University of Florida in 1984 and then a GPR certificate at University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has 19 years of experience in academic dentistry including serving as the GPR Program Director at UAB. His primary practice focus has been hospital dentistry. Currently, as Associate Dean, he is responsible for the clinical education program and the operations of The Dental Center at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. His research/clinical interests include medically complex patients, dental erosion & GERD, and the plaque control potential of carbamide peroxide.
Course Name: Esthetic Crown Lengthing
Speaker: Dr. Clara Kim
Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 (see flyer for additional details)
This course will review esthetic crown lengthening and its Indications and contraindications. Causes of “gummy smiles” are discussed as well as proper diagnosis and treatment planning. Surgical techniques are discussed including: how to handle hard and soft tissues; proper surgical techniques; preservation of esthetics in the final tissue contours.
- Understand indications and contraindications of esthetic crown lengthening procedure
- Understand the causes of “gummy smiles”
- Describe altered passive eruption
- Recall proper diagnosis and treatment planning
- Recall preparation needed prior to surgical procedure
About Dr. Kim
Dr. Clara Kim is a native of Southern California. She attended UC Berkeley for undergraduate studies where she received Bachelor of Art in Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis in Neurobiology. Dr. Kim graduated from Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. She was active at the HSDM representing the graduate student body and was elected as the president of many student organizations. She received the outstanding student in periodontology award from American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Kim then attended the University of Southern California, Advanced Periodontology Program where she received her Certificate in Periodontology and Masters of Science in Craniofacial Biology. During her residency, Dr. Kim was extensively involved in research on teeth with periodontal involvement. She presented her research findings at USC Research Symposium and CSP annual meeting. Dr. Kim received her board certification in Periodontology in 2011.
Course Name: Radiographic Interpretation for Dental Faculty
Speaker: Dr. Bruno Azevedo
Date: Monday, May 19, 2014 (see flyer for additional details)
Learn to use radiographic interpretation skills to recognize a disease or condition by its outward signs and symptoms and use this information as a basis for a successful outcome.
- Understand basic imaging concepts
- Panoramic and CBCT technology
- Guidelines for panoramic and CBCT based on FOV and exposure
- Applications in dentistry
- Viewing software
About Dr. Azevedo
Dr. Bruno Azevedo received his DDS from Gama Filho University in Brazil in 2000. Upon graduating, he completed a two year residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at APCD in Bauru, Sao Paulo. In 2004, he managed the first dental imaging lab in Latin America to employ the use of a high resolution, small volume Cone Beam Computer Tomography in his hometown, Brasilia. Seeking a more in-depth understanding of 3D imaging, Dr. Azevedo became a preceptor in 2005 at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, in the Department of Dental Diagnostic Science. Then in 2006, he was accepted into UTHSCSA’s Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Residency Program. He finished his residency in 2008, received his Master’s Degree in Dental Diagnostic Science in 2009 and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Maxillofacial Radiology in 2010. Bruno has presented at over 25 national and international scientific meetings and has published in a number of national and international dental journals about dental 3D technology. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine.
Course Name: Diet, Reflux and Dental Erosion
Speaker: Dr. David Lazarchik
Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 (see flyer for additional details)
Dental erosion is an increasingly prevalent condition in the adolescent and adult population. Numerous acidic foods in the modern diet coupled with chronic consumption can have a dramatically destructive affect on the dentition. In addition, acid reflux disease, also called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), is a common condition in the general population, with approximately 20% reporting weekly episodes of heartburn/acid reflux. The profound effects of stomach acid on the oral cavity have only come to be appreciated in the last 20 years. This presentation will help you fully appreciate the dental implications of this prevalent disease, and will increase your awareness about diagnosis and prevention of dental erosion.
- Differentiate amongst the most common noncarious lesions which cause loss of tooth structure.
- Recognize common features of erosion lesions.
- List several dietary causes of dental erosion.
- Predict the location of erosion on a tooth by the source of acid.
- Briefly describe the major characteristics of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
- List some esophageal and extra-esophageal signs and symptoms of GERD.
- State the connection between dental erosion and acid reflux disease.
- Diagnose GERD induced erosion.
- Describe preventive strategies designed for patients with dental erosion.
About Dr. Lazarchik
Dr. Lazarchik received his dental degree at the University of Florida in 1984 and then a GPR certificate at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has 19 years of experience in academic dentistry including serving as the GPR Program Director at UAB. His primary practice focus has been hospital dentistry. Currently, as Assistant Dean, Dr. Lazarchik is responsible for the clinical education program and the operations of The Dental Center at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. His research/clinical interests include medically complex patients, dental erosion and GERD, and the plaque control potential of carbamide peroxide.