2021-22 Program

Day 1

Day 1 - Lecture 1:

Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office - Part 1
Daniel G. Pompa, DDS

Every dentist will face a patient medical emergency and likely more than one.  Maxillofacial surgeon, Daniel G. Pompa, DDS, overviews these emergencies and responses to them at a high level and then, in part one of his four-part presentation, takes a deeper look at the more frequent specific situations, their causes and management. Areas explored include medical screenings, the “Index of Suspicion”, risk implications, identification and treatment of emergent symptoms of hypertension and diabetes, the “SOS” approach to treating loss of consciousness, and more.

Daniel G. Pompa, DDS

Roslyn, New York

practiced as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for over 30 years in New York City and currently heads Advanced Practice Seminars which offers lectures to dental students and practitioners both nationally and internationally. He is a fellow in both The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and The International Congress of Oral Implantologists. At present Dr. Pompa is a visiting speaker at eight U.S. dental schools and has given over 500 lectures for numerous organizations and societies.

Dr. Pompa was named a “Leader in Continuing Education” by Dentistry Today for the last four years in a row and has been published in many journals including the Journal of the American Dental Association, Dentistry Today and New York State Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry. He is also an inventor, having been issued a U.S. Patent for his contribution in developing a protocol for CT guided surgery used in dental implantology. This patent is cited in over 250 new patents today.

You may contact Dr. Pompa with questions or comments at pompa@aps4dds.com, or by phone at (516) 287-0917.

Day 1 - Lecture 2:

Why We Sleep and Common Sleeping Disorders
Michael J. Howell, MD, FAAN, FAASM

Sleep medicine specialist, Michael J. Howell, MD, reviews the important basics of the functions and nature of sleep as well as prevalent sleep disorders for the dental practice.  He covers the waterfront with attention paid to the functions of sleep including adaptive inactivity, memory consolidation, synaptic homeostasis, CNS ATP replenishment and toxic clearance.  He then turns his focus to the nature of sleep problems including obstructive sleep apnea, REM sleep behavior disorder, sleep walking, restless leg syndrome, delayed and advanced circadian rhythms and hypervigilant syndrome, as well as the deficits they engender such as dementia, impulsiveness, depression, and therapeutic approaches including iron replacement, CBT, bright light, mechanical devices and oral appliances.

Michael J. Howell, MD, FAAN, FAASM

Minneapolis, Minnesota

is an associate professor of Neurology at University of Minnesota where he is the Vice-Chair for Education. He is board certified in both neurology and sleep medicine and is a fellow of the American Academies of both specialties. Dr. Howell is a frequent international speaker, a co-investigator of numerous research projects, widely published and co-founder and president of Sleep Performance Institute.

You may contact Dr. Howell with any questions or comments at remwalkers@gmail.com.

Day 1 - Lecture 3:

Dentistry Medical Update - Part 1
Glenn Maron, DDS, FACS

With our aging population comes more complicated patient medical histories and thus increased dental procedures risk.  Practicing dentist and national lecturer, Glenn Maron, DDS, FACS, offers a comprehensive review of medical circumstances from bisphosphonates to blood thinners and beyond, and how to stratify the risks associated with each.  Areas explored in part one include the physiologic changes of aging, polypharmacy, the medical guidelines for and the risk and management implications of CAD, Valvular HD, Endocarditis, prior heart surgery, CHF, and prosthetic joint replacements.

Glenn Maron, DDS, FACS

Atlanta, Georgia

is in private practice and is assistant clinical professor in the Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Emory University School of Medicine. He is president of the Georgia Board of Dentistry, immediate past president of the Georgia Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and a member of the examination committee for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  Dr. Moran was the official oral & maxillofacial surgeon for the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta, is currently team physician for the Atlanta Braves baseball team and previously served in the same capacity for the Atlanta Falcons as well as several other professional sports franchises and was recently named maxilla-facial consultant for the NHL.  He has also done significant research, publishing and speaking in his field.

You may contact Dr. Maron with your questions and comments at glennm@jawsoms.com, or by phone at (404) 441-1864.

Day 1 - Lecture 4:

Hiring and Retaining a Practice Associate
Eric J Morin, MBA

Recruiting and retaining skilled associates is the key to growing a practice’s patient base and maximizing profitability.  Dental practice business guru, Eric J. Morin, offers practical advice on determining when an associate should be brought on, how to attract one who will be successful in your practice and, once on board, how to retain them for the long term while minimizing practice equity dilution. Ancillary topics explored include the importance of practice culture, compensation formulas, deferred compensation, golden handcuffs, the true cost of equity, and performance measurement.

Eric J Morin, MBA

Kennesaw, GA

is the founder and CEO of Tower Leadership, a dental practice optimization consulting firm.  As a national speaker, author, consultant and thought leader he specializes in educating dentists on how to achieve financial freedom by investing in their own practices. Mr. Morin’s expertise has improved the work environment, impact and bottom lines of hundreds of practices by equipping dentists with the knowledge and tools they need to grow and improve their operations in a way in which everyone on the team benefits.  He is also a wealth and business coach and a Forbes Speaker and presents regularly across the country.

You may contact Mr. Morin with your questions and comments at eric@towerleadership.com, or by phone at (678) 200-6261.

Day 2

Day 2 - Lecture 1:

Dentistry Medical Update - Part 2
Glenn Maron, DDS, FACS

20% of Medicare patients have 5 or more chronic medical conditions and over 80% of patients 60 and older are on at least 1 prescription drug.  Practitioner and renown expert, Glenn Maron, DDS, FACS, delivers part 2 of his 4-part presentation to explore risk stratification and management implications of hypertension, anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents, diabetes, insulin pumps, oral hypoglycemics, asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and COPD.

Glenn Maron, DDS, FACS

Atlanta, Georgia

is in private practice and is assistant clinical professor in the Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Emory University School of Medicine. He is president of the Georgia Board of Dentistry, immediate past president of the Georgia Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and a member of the examination committee for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  Dr. Moran was the official oral & maxillofacial surgeon for the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta, is currently team physician for the Atlanta Braves baseball team and previously served in the same capacity for the Atlanta Falcons as well as several other professional sports franchises and was recently named maxilla-facial consultant for the NHL.  He has also done significant research, publishing and speaking in his field.

You may contact Dr. Maron with your questions and comments at glennm@jawsoms.com, or by phone at (404) 441-1864.

Day 2 - Lecture 2:

Understanding and Effectively Dealing with High Conflict People
Joseph W. Shannon, PHD

Joseph W. Shannon, PhD, draws on 30 years of clinical counseling to set forth diagnostic criteria for noxious personalities, their etiology and treatment, and then explores strategic, evidence-based approaches for effectively and ethically interacting with high conflict people while maintaining your personal balance and psychological health.

Joseph W. Shannon, PHD

Columbus, Ohio

has a doctorate in counseling psychology and over 30 years of clinical experience as a psychologist, consultant, and trainer. An expert in understanding and treating a broad range of mental disorders, he has appeared on several television programs including CBS’ Morning Show and PBS: Viewpoint. Dr. Shannon has developed and presented training programs for medical, allied medical, mental health, and substance abuse professionals in the United States and Canada, consistently earning exemplary ratings for presenting key insights and practical approaches with clarity, enthusiasm, and humor.

You may contact Dr. Shannon with any questions or comments at (614) 297-0422 or by email at jshannon@insight.rr.com.

Day 2 - Lecture 3:

Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office - Part 2
Daniel G. Pompa, DDS

National medical emergencies presenter, Daniel G. Pompa, DDS, returns for part two of his talk on the subject to explore the assessment, implications and emergent situation management of patients with a wide array of conditions and risks.  Included in this survey is stroke, lack of oxygen to heart and lungs, hyperlipidemia, aortic regurgitation, stress related conditions, congestive heart failure and unstable angina, use of oxygen as premedication, diabetes, epilepsy, asthma, angina, advice for taking effective, conversational medical histories, and more

Daniel G. Pompa, DDS

Roslyn, New York

practiced as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for over 30 years in New York City and currently heads Advanced Practice Seminars which offers lectures to dental students and practitioners both nationally and internationally. He is a fellow in both The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and The International Congress of Oral Implantologists. At present Dr. Pompa is a visiting speaker at eight U.S. dental schools and has given over 500 lectures for numerous organizations and societies.

Dr. Pompa was named a “Leader in Continuing Education” by Dentistry Today for the last four years in a row and has been published in many journals including the Journal of the American Dental Association, Dentistry Today and New York State Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry. He is also an inventor, having been issued a U.S. Patent for his contribution in developing a protocol for CT guided surgery used in dental implantology. This patent is cited in over 250 new patents today.

You may contact Dr. Pompa with questions or comments at pompa@aps4dds.com, or by phone at (516) 287-0917.

Day 2 - Lecture 4:

Scaling the Dental Practice
Stuart J. Oberman, Esq.

“DSO” and “practice roll-up” are now common terms expanding the meaning of practice transition to far beyond retirement.  Dental practice transaction expert, Stuart J. Oberman, Esq., surveys myriad issues which must be understood to scale a practice via sale to private equity or dentist-controlled DSOs, merger or acquisition.  Areas reviewed include the pre-sale checklist, preparing the practice for sale, the sale process itself, what is sold and what is retained, post-sale involvement, asset vs. stock sale, LOIs and term sheets, DSO sale terms including seller’s role and compensation structure post transaction, due diligence considerations and many, many more.

Stuart J. Oberman, Esq.

Loganville, Georgia

is principle of Oberman Law Firm which focuses on all aspects of commercial law and maintains deep expertise in every facet of healthcare matters from DSO formation, entity structures and mergers, corporate structure compliance and employment law, to contract negotiations, third-party reimbursement, federal and state regulations, and fraud and abuse.  Prior to forming his own firm Mr. Oberman was in-house counsel for the Cincinnati-based insurance company, Berlon & Timmer.  He has earned Martindale & Hubbell’s Client Distinction Award as a top one percent in the country practitioner and has authored numerous articles on legal issues impacting the practice of dentistry.

You may contact Mr. Oberman with your questions and comments at stuart@obermanlaw.com, or by phone at (770) 886-2400.

Day 3

Day 3 - Lecture 1:

Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office - Part 3
Daniel G. Pompa, DDS

In part 3 of medical emergency expert Daniel G. Pompa, DDS, 4-part presentation he focuses on the OODA Loop and its role in one’s emergency response process, critical office emergency equipment and drugs including a multi-scenario look at Epi Pen usage in response to anaphylactic reactions and their differentiation from severe allergic responses, use of spirits of ammonia to help in a differential diagnosis, Benadryl Elixir, nitroglycerin pills and aspirin.

Daniel G. Pompa, DDS

Roslyn, New York

practiced as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for over 30 years in New York City and currently heads Advanced Practice Seminars which offers lectures to dental students and practitioners both nationally and internationally. He is a fellow in both The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and The International Congress of Oral Implantologists. At present Dr. Pompa is a visiting speaker at eight U.S. dental schools and has given over 500 lectures for numerous organizations and societies.

Dr. Pompa was named a “Leader in Continuing Education” by Dentistry Today for the last four years in a row and has been published in many journals including the Journal of the American Dental Association, Dentistry Today and New York State Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry. He is also an inventor, having been issued a U.S. Patent for his contribution in developing a protocol for CT guided surgery used in dental implantology. This patent is cited in over 250 new patents today.

You may contact Dr. Pompa with questions or comments at pompa@aps4dds.com, or by phone at (516) 287-0917.

Day 3 - Lecture 2:

Sleep Disorders: Their Treatment and Relationship with Chronic Pain
Michael J. Howell, MD, FAAN, FAASM

Sleep medicine specialist, Michael J. Howell, MD, looks at chronic pain progression and poor sleep’s role in it, and then focuses on therapeutic approaches for afflicted dental patients.  Areas explored include the pain circuit, central sensitization, sleep fragmentation, exogenous opioids, the limbic and mood impact of sleep restriction, circadian disorders, restlessness and its etiology, and obstructive sleep apnea.

Michael J. Howell, MD, FAAN, FAASM

Minneapolis, Minnesota

is an associate professor of Neurology at University of Minnesota where he is the Vice-Chair for Education. He is board certified in both neurology and sleep medicine and is a fellow of the American Academies of both specialties. Dr. Howell is a frequent international speaker, a co-investigator of numerous research projects, widely published and co-founder and president of Sleep Performance Institute.

You may contact Dr. Howell with any questions or comments at remwalkers@gmail.com.

Day 3 - Lecture 3:

Dentistry Medical Update - Part 3
Glenn Maron, DDS, FACS

Oral surgeon and frequent speaker, Glenn Maron, DDS, FACS, returns to explore the history as well as medical profile and risk stratification implications of medications related osteonecrosis of the jaws.  In doing so he pays particular attention to the definition and scope of the problem, the prevalence and implications of patients on IV and oral bisphosphonates, normal bone turnover and osteoclast-osteoblast interplay, anti-resorptive-denosumab, lesions, and the effects of antibiotics in this context.

Glenn Maron, DDS, FACS

Atlanta, Georgia

is in private practice and is assistant clinical professor in the Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Emory University School of Medicine. He is president of the Georgia Board of Dentistry, immediate past president of the Georgia Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and a member of the examination committee for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  Dr. Moran was the official oral & maxillofacial surgeon for the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta, is currently team physician for the Atlanta Braves baseball team and previously served in the same capacity for the Atlanta Falcons as well as several other professional sports franchises and was recently named maxilla-facial consultant for the NHL.  He has also done significant research, publishing and speaking in his field.

You may contact Dr. Maron with your questions and comments at glennm@jawsoms.com, or by phone at (404) 441-1864.

Day 3 - Lecture 4:

28 Ways to Improve Your Dental Practice
David Schwab, PhD

Dental practice consultant and national speaker, David Schwab, PhD, offers specific and actionable insights for improving practice efficiency and ensuring practice growth.  Areas explored include concrete patient communication techniques for overcoming money objections and increasing treatment acceptance, responding to the “I’ll think about it response”, the telephone LEAD protocol for converting inquiries into appointments, team training, doctor to patient marketing tips, and more.

David Schwab, PhD

Orlando, Florida

is principal of David Schwab & Associates, Inc. a marketing consulting firm providing in-office seminars, online training and consulting, customized patient education videos, and other practice management services. He speaks, writes and consults on helping dentists grow their practices, educate their patients, and train their teams to optimize practice profitability through practice management and marketing approaches for the entire dental team by developing brand identity, leveraging social media, revving up internal marketing, communications and team leadership, improving and growing referral relationships, and increasing case acceptance.

Dr. Schwab’s articles have appeared in numerous publications, including The Journal of the American Dental Association, Dental Economics, The Seattle Study Club Journal, and The Journal of the Canadian Dental Association. His website, www.davidschwab.com, features blogs, articles, and videos.

You may contact Dr. Schwab with your questions and comments at dschwabphd@me.com, or by phone at (407) 324-1333.

Day 4

Day 4 - Lecture 1:

Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office - Part 4
Daniel G. Pompa, DDS

Maxillofacial surgeon and renown medical emergencies presenter, Daniel G. Pompa, DDS, closes out his four part lecture series with an examination of nitroglycerine’s on and off label usages and contraindications, aspirin as a thrombolytic, the “MONA” options for MI, review of Rate Pressure Product, albuterol, glucose, midazolam, bronchospasm management, the dentist’s role in screening and managing hypertensive and diabetic patients, the signs, causes and treatment of seizure and autoimmune epilepsy, Narcan, nitrous oxide, and off-label uses of office emergency kit drugs.

Daniel G. Pompa, DDS

Roslyn, New York

practiced as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for over 30 years in New York City and currently heads Advanced Practice Seminars which offers lectures to dental students and practitioners both nationally and internationally. He is a fellow in both The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and The International Congress of Oral Implantologists. At present Dr. Pompa is a visiting speaker at eight U.S. dental schools and has given over 500 lectures for numerous organizations and societies.

Dr. Pompa was named a “Leader in Continuing Education” by Dentistry Today for the last four years in a row and has been published in many journals including the Journal of the American Dental Association, Dentistry Today and New York State Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry. He is also an inventor, having been issued a U.S. Patent for his contribution in developing a protocol for CT guided surgery used in dental implantology. This patent is cited in over 250 new patents today.

You may contact Dr. Pompa with questions or comments at pompa@aps4dds.com, or by phone at (516) 287-0917.

Day 4 - Lecture 2:

Employing Mindfulness to Reduce Stress and Avoid Burnout
Gerald Levine, MD, CCFP

Stress and burnout are well known professional hazards in health care.  Longtime general practitioner, speaker and author, Gerald Levine, MD, CCFP, reviews stress research and then identifies stress and burnout symptoms as well as mindfulness skills and concepts to manage them. Areas covered include the physiology of stress and responses to it, the Maslach Burnout Inventory, personal and professional factors in occupational syndrome, secondary traumatic stress, self-awareness and care, mindfulness practices and neurobiology, and mindful self-compassion methods and physiology.

Gerald Levine, MD, CCFP

Barrie, Ontario

graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School and the University of Toronto Family Medicine School. He was a family practitioner for over 30 years and since 2006 has focused on stress management, burnout prevention and mindfulness facilitation offering training physicians, dentists, and their staffs as well as for dental and medical associations throughout Canada including the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, the General Practitioner Psychotherapy Association of Canada, the Canadian Mental Health Association York Region and many others.  Dr. Levine has also authored an e-book, 52 Mindful Weeks, Cultivating Awareness and Resilience available on his website, www.managestress.ca.

You may contact Dr. Levine with you questions or comments at geraldlevine@rogers.com, or by phone at (705) 721-3130.

Day 4 - Lecture 3:

Dentistry Medical Update - Part 4
Glenn Maron, DDS, FACS

In the last installment of his 4-hour presentation maxillofacial surgeon, Glenn Maron, DDS, FACS, continues his in-depth discussion of medications related osteonecrosis of the jaws.  Particular attention is given to the complications, risk implications, proper management of and treatment options for patients on IV and oral bisphosphonates or undergoing radiation therapy.  Dr. Maron uses actual case studies to illustrate his points and their application to clinical practice.

Glenn Maron, DDS, FACS

Atlanta, Georgia

is in private practice and is assistant clinical professor in the Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Emory University School of Medicine. He is president of the Georgia Board of Dentistry, immediate past president of the Georgia Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and a member of the examination committee for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  Dr. Moran was the official oral & maxillofacial surgeon for the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta, is currently team physician for the Atlanta Braves baseball team and previously served in the same capacity for the Atlanta Falcons as well as several other professional sports franchises and was recently named maxilla-facial consultant for the NHL.  He has also done significant research, publishing and speaking in his field.

You may contact Dr. Maron with your questions and comments at glennm@jawsoms.com, or by phone at (404) 441-1864.

Day 4 - Lecture 4:

Creating a Culture of Accountability in the Dental Practice
David Schwab, PhD

Dental practice management specialist, David Schwab, PhD, discusses the importance of a culture of accountability and specific ways to create and perpetuate it.  Areas covered include team buy in and consensus, accountability messaging, protocols and systems, core practice marketing messages and patient communications, assessing and increasing employee engagement and satisfaction, office manager models, expectation setting, employee recognition, doctor leadership, the staff evaluation system, and more.

David Schwab, PhD

Orlando, Florida

is principal of David Schwab & Associates, Inc. a marketing consulting firm providing in-office seminars, online training and consulting, customized patient education videos, and other practice management services. He speaks, writes and consults on helping dentists grow their practices, educate their patients, and train their teams to optimize practice profitability through practice management and marketing approaches for the entire dental team by developing brand identity, leveraging social media, revving up internal marketing, communications and team leadership, improving and growing referral relationships, and increasing case acceptance.

Dr. Schwab’s articles have appeared in numerous publications, including The Journal of the American Dental Association, Dental Economics, The Seattle Study Club Journal, and The Journal of the Canadian Dental Association. His website, www.davidschwab.com, features blogs, articles, and videos.

You may contact Dr. Schwab with your questions and comments at dschwabphd@me.com, or by phone at (407) 324-1333.

Day 5

Day 5 - Lecture 1:

Safe Management of Pain in Dentistry
Glenn Maron, DDS, FACS

After defining pain and differentiating between its various types and manifestations, maxillofacial surgeon, Glenn Maron, DDS, FACS, explores the nature of pain, its clinical and post-operative management, and ways to minimize opioid use.  In addition to discussing the US narcotics crisis he weighs in on oral premedication including Valium, Ativan, Xanax, Diazepam and Halcion, the pros, cons and contraindications of nitrous oxide, local anesthetic adjuncts, antihistamines, hydroxyzine, NSAIDs, and pharmacogenetics.  Special attention is given to opioids and their appropriate use.

Glenn Maron, DDS, FACS

Atlanta, Georgia

is in private practice and is assistant clinical professor in the Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Emory University School of Medicine. He is president of the Georgia Board of Dentistry, immediate past president of the Georgia Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and a member of the examination committee for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  Dr. Moran was the official oral & maxillofacial surgeon for the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta, is currently team physician for the Atlanta Braves baseball team and previously served in the same capacity for the Atlanta Falcons as well as several other professional sports franchises and was recently named maxilla-facial consultant for the NHL.  He has also done significant research, publishing and speaking in his field.

You may contact Dr. Maron with your questions and comments at glennm@jawsoms.com, or by phone at (404) 441-1864.

Day 5 - Lecture 2:

The Dental Practice as a Sales Organization
Eric J Morin, MBA

Like it or not selling is a critical piece of the successful dental practice.  Founder and CEO of Tower Leadership, Eric J. Morin, shows how to ensure your practice is an effective sales organization with an exploration of the sales cycle, the sales conducive operating structure, reactive vs. proactive selling, the 3 ways to increase revenue, sales vs. administrative teams, building authority in the marketplace, social currency, tracking and increasing case acceptance, and the sales funnel

Eric J Morin, MBA

Kennesaw, GA

is the founder and CEO of Tower Leadership, a dental practice optimization consulting firm.  As a national speaker, author, consultant and thought leader he specializes in educating dentists on how to achieve financial freedom by investing in their own practices. Mr. Morin’s expertise has improved the work environment, impact and bottom lines of hundreds of practices by equipping dentists with the knowledge and tools they need to grow and improve their operations in a way in which everyone on the team benefits.  He is also a wealth and business coach and a Forbes Speaker and presents regularly across the country.

You may contact Mr. Morin with your questions and comments at eric@towerleadership.com, or by phone at (678) 200-6261.

Day 5 - Lecture 3:

Infection Control in Dentistry: The New Normal
Glenn Maron, DDS, FACS

After focusing on the COVID-19 experience, lessons learned and questions remaining, oral surgeon and national presenter, Glenn Maron, DDS, FACS, broadens his talk to include universal precautions, safe injection practices, hepatitis B & C, HIV, safe use of dental handpieces, dental unit water, sterilization methods, oral infection and its containment, sinus and wound infections, available drugs with an emphasis on penicillins, empiric treatment and treatment resistance issues.

Glenn Maron, DDS, FACS

Atlanta, Georgia

is in private practice and is assistant clinical professor in the Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Emory University School of Medicine. He is president of the Georgia Board of Dentistry, immediate past president of the Georgia Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and a member of the examination committee for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  Dr. Moran was the official oral & maxillofacial surgeon for the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta, is currently team physician for the Atlanta Braves baseball team and previously served in the same capacity for the Atlanta Falcons as well as several other professional sports franchises and was recently named maxilla-facial consultant for the NHL.  He has also done significant research, publishing and speaking in his field.

You may contact Dr. Maron with your questions and comments at glennm@jawsoms.com, or by phone at (404) 441-1864.

Day 5 - Lecture 4:

Recognizing and Responding to Human Trafficking
Tonya Womack

Human trafficking is as real as it is ugly.  Most victims will ultimately seek oral healthcare making dentists well positioned to recognize and respond to victimization.  Sexual abuse and human trafficking community educator, Ms. Tonya Womack, opens the door to this dark world by reviewing the definition, types, and myths and facts of human trafficking, as well as risk factors and physical and behavioral indicators of victimization. She then explains clinical examination and screening strategies for identifying victims, the victim centered approach as well as methods of documentation and state reporting requirements.

Tonya Womack

Pontiac, Michigan

is a Community Outreach Facilitator at Care House of Oakland County, an organization devoted to caring for victims of domestic and sexual abuse.  Ms. Womack educates the community on sexual abuse prevention an area in which she spent seven years prior to joining CARE House with the knowledge that community education is a critical piece of the effort to eradicate unhealthy and abusive behavior in our society.  She is a certified trauma practitioner and holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Bowling Green State University.  In 2019 Ms. Womack was selected to receive advanced training from the Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force and has since facilitated over 150 workshops and presentations to the healthcare and educational communities.  

You may contact Ms. Womack at twomack@carehouse.org, or by phone at 248-332-7173.

2022-23 Program

Day 1

Day 1 - Lecture 1:

Obstructive Sleep Apnea – Part 1: Patient Evaluation
Jonathan A. Parker, DDS

International obstructive sleep apnea expert, Jonathan A. Parker, DDS, explores the importance of adequate sleep, the health costs of its absence as well as the prevalence of sub-optimum sleep due to sleep apnea.  He then sets forth the signs, symptoms and pathophysiology of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, as well as proper screening examinations to identify patients suffering from the disorder.

53 minutes

Jonathan A. Parker, DDS

Minneapolis, Minnesota

is a practicing dentist specializing in dental sleep medicine. He is the owner of Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center and co-founder of The Sleep Performance Institute. Dr. Parker is a diplomate of both American Board of Orofacial Pain as well as American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and is a recipient of The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine’s “Distinguished Service Award”. He is clinical assistant professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, has authored numerous articles in his field, received several patents and given hundreds of presentations to medical and dental colleagues.

You may contact Dr. Parker with your questions or comments at (952) 345-0290, or by email at jparker@jparkerdds.com.

Day 1 - Lecture 2:

Cannabis and Terpenes – Part 1
Thomas A. Viola, RPh, CCP

The social and medical status of cannabis has changed dramatically in recent years.  Pharmacologist and renown presenter, Thomas A. Viola, RPh, CCP, offers a comprehensive, 2-part review of the history, current legal status, pharmacology, physiological effects and medical uses of cannabis and terpenes.  In part 1 Dr. Viola focuses on cannabis’ unusual state vs. federal legal status and consumer access, state specific medical marijuana programs, evidence for therapeutic efficacy, proposed uses for patients, and the types of cannabis as well as the anatomy of the plant itself.

55 minutes

Thomas A. Viola, RPh, CCP

New York, New York

has over 30 years’ experience as a pharmacist, educator, speaker, and author. He has particular expertise in the most prevalent oral and systemic diseases, the most frequently prescribed drugs used in their treatment and considerations and strategies for effective patient care planning. Dr. Viola is on faculty at over 10 dental professional degree programs, having received several teacher of the year awards.  He is well known internationally for his contributions as an author, and for his work as an editor, of several pharmacology, pain management and local anesthesia professional journals and textbooks. Dr. Viola has presented over 1,000 continuing education courses to medical and dental professionals here and abroad since 2021.

You may contact Dr. Viola with your questions and comments by email at tom@tomviola.com. You may also visit his website, www.tomviola.com, and follow him on Facebook and Instagram at "pharmacologydeclassified".

Day 1 - Lecture 3:

To Pull or Not to Pull – Part 1
Daniel G. Pompa, DDS

Maxillofacial surgeon and national lecturer, Daniel G. Pompa, DDS, offers an outside the box protocol for making this common clinical decision.  In part 1 he explores the 10mm rule, primary factors of success, and guidelines for removal including the C/R ratio and class II mobility, marginal bone loss, and the 1/3 rule.  Dr. Pompa also reviews guidelines for when not to remove a tooth including long term teeth maintenance prognosis, peri-implant bone loss, smoking frequency, bisphosphonate use, and high oral hygiene and compliance. Other issues covered include fixed partial denture, single tooth implant, pros and cons of implant supported prosthesis, Buccal plate thickness, surgical risk factors, bone density, sinus lift, splinting considerations, hemi section and root resection, de-coronation, prosthetic crown lengthening and many more.

58 minutes

Daniel G. Pompa, DDS

Roslyn, New York

practiced as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for over 30 years in New York City and currently heads Advanced Practice Seminars which offers lectures to dental students and practitioners both nationally and internationally. He is a fellow in both The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and The International Congress of Oral Implantologists. At present Dr. Pompa is a visiting speaker at eight U.S. dental schools and has given over 500 lectures for numerous organizations and societies.

Dr. Pompa was named a “Leader in Continuing Education” by Dentistry Today for the last four years in a row and has been published in many journals including the Journal of the American Dental Association, Dentistry Today and New York State Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry. He is also an inventor, having been issued a U.S. Patent for his contribution in developing a protocol for CT guided surgery used in dental implantology. This patent is cited in over 250 new patents today.

You may contact Dr. Pompa with questions or comments at pompa@aps4dds.com, or by phone at (516) 287-0917.

Day 1 - Lecture 4:

Human Resource Issues in the Dental Practice – Part 1
Stuart J. Oberman, Esq.

The efficacy of every organization turns on the people who comprise it and the dental practice is no different.  Veteran healthcare attorney, Stuart J. Oberman, Esq., offers a comprehensive, 2-part survey of the business, legal and regulatory human resource issues with which every office must be familiar.  Topics covered in his first installment include the advent of teledentistry, the employee manual, harassment and discrimination, new independent contractor guidance from the Fair Labor Standards Act, COVID related issues, the HR checklist among others.

52 minutes

Stuart J. Oberman, Esq.

Loganville, Georgia

is principle of Oberman Law Firm which focuses on all aspects of commercial law and maintains deep expertise in every facet of healthcare matters from DSO formation, entity structures and mergers, corporate structure compliance and employment law, to contract negotiations, third-party reimbursement, federal and state regulations, and fraud and abuse.  Prior to forming his own firm Mr. Oberman was in-house counsel for the Cincinnati-based insurance company, Berlon & Timmer.  He has earned Martindale & Hubbell’s Client Distinction Award as a top one percent in the country practitioner and has authored numerous articles on legal issues impacting the practice of dentistry.

You may contact Mr. Oberman with your questions and comments at stuart@obermanlaw.com, or by phone at (770) 886-2400.

Day 2

Day 2 - Lecture 1:

To Pull or Not to Pull – Part 2
Daniel G. Pompa, DDS

In part 2 of his 3-part presentation veteran practitioner, Daniel G. Pompa, DDS, returns to finish his discussion of crown lengthening and then explores myriad other issues including biotype, facial gingival grafting, the “dual zone” therapeutic concept, guided tissue preservation, periodontal breakdown of lower anterior incisors, alternative implant and pontic configurations, orthodontic extrusion, the relationship between midline and symmetry, surgical guiding, implant considerations with diabetic patients, medication induced bone changes, implant outcomes risk factors and more.

50 minutes

Daniel G. Pompa, DDS

Roslyn, New York

practiced as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for over 30 years in New York City and currently heads Advanced Practice Seminars which offers lectures to dental students and practitioners both nationally and internationally. He is a fellow in both The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and The International Congress of Oral Implantologists. At present Dr. Pompa is a visiting speaker at eight U.S. dental schools and has given over 500 lectures for numerous organizations and societies.

Dr. Pompa was named a “Leader in Continuing Education” by Dentistry Today for the last four years in a row and has been published in many journals including the Journal of the American Dental Association, Dentistry Today and New York State Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry. He is also an inventor, having been issued a U.S. Patent for his contribution in developing a protocol for CT guided surgery used in dental implantology. This patent is cited in over 250 new patents today.

You may contact Dr. Pompa with questions or comments at pompa@aps4dds.com, or by phone at (516) 287-0917.

Day 2 - Lecture 2:

Managing Acute Dental Pain
Thomas A. Viola, RPh, CCP

Dental pain management expert, Thomas A. Viola, RPh, CCP, reviews the appropriate prescribing of opioid and non-opioid analgesics to treat acute dental pain.  His talk explores the pharmacology and mechanism of action of these medications, their intended role and when their use should be avoided, individualized pain management strategy development, and appropriate prescribing practices for these analgesics in everyday clinical situations.  Areas covered include the anatomy of pain, COX inhibition, NSAIDS, Acetaminophen, and opioid prescribing protocols as well as treatment of addiction and prevention of diversion.

55 minutes

Thomas A. Viola, RPh, CCP

New York, New York

has over 30 years’ experience as a pharmacist, educator, speaker, and author. He has particular expertise in the most prevalent oral and systemic diseases, the most frequently prescribed drugs used in their treatment and considerations and strategies for effective patient care planning. Dr. Viola is on faculty at over 10 dental professional degree programs, having received several teacher of the year awards.  He is well known internationally for his contributions as an author, and for his work as an editor, of several pharmacology, pain management and local anesthesia professional journals and textbooks. Dr. Viola has presented over 1,000 continuing education courses to medical and dental professionals here and abroad since 2021.

You may contact Dr. Viola with your questions and comments by email at tom@tomviola.com. You may also visit his website, www.tomviola.com, and follow him on Facebook and Instagram at "pharmacologydeclassified".

Day 2 - Lecture 3:

Obstructive Sleep Apnea – Part 2: Developing a Treatment Protocol
Jonathan A. Parker, DDS

In part 2 of his 4-part presentation on snoring and obstructive sleep apnea in the dental practice, renown dental sleep medicine specialist, Jonathan A. Parker, DDS, explains the indications for and mechanisms of action of a mandibular advancement device for snoring and OSA as well as how care for these patients should be coordinated with their primary care or sleep medicine provider.

55 minutes

Jonathan A. Parker, DDS

Minneapolis, Minnesota

is a practicing dentist specializing in dental sleep medicine. He is the owner of Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center and co-founder of The Sleep Performance Institute. Dr. Parker is a diplomate of both American Board of Orofacial Pain as well as American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and is a recipient of The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine’s “Distinguished Service Award”. He is clinical assistant professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, has authored numerous articles in his field, received several patents and given hundreds of presentations to medical and dental colleagues.

You may contact Dr. Parker with your questions or comments at (952) 345-0290, or by email at jparker@jparkerdds.com.

Day 2 - Lecture 4:

Understanding and Maximizing Practice Valuation
Eric J Morin, MBA

At some point virtually all dentists sell their practices, the question is when and for how much. Dental practice business consultant, Eric J. Morin, explores the question of whether to sell, or hold and scale, and how assess and increase ultimate valuation. Topics covered include economic vs market value, pros and cons of diversification, true value of practice sale proceeds, comparative economics of sale vs. hold and scale, comparative returns on investment in your dental practice vs other assets, the practice as asset vs. income stream, the rule of 72, opportunity cost, practice value components, redundant systems, and much more.

50 minutes

Eric J Morin, MBA

Kennesaw, GA

is the founder and CEO of Tower Leadership, a dental practice optimization consulting firm.  As a national speaker, author, consultant and thought leader he specializes in educating dentists on how to achieve financial freedom by investing in their own practices. Mr. Morin’s expertise has improved the work environment, impact and bottom lines of hundreds of practices by equipping dentists with the knowledge and tools they need to grow and improve their operations in a way in which everyone on the team benefits.  He is also a wealth and business coach and a Forbes Speaker and presents regularly across the country.

You may contact Mr. Morin with your questions and comments at eric@towerleadership.com, or by phone at (678) 200-6261.

Day 3

Day 3 - Lecture 1:

Obstructive Sleep Apnea – Part 3: Choosing the Right Appliance
Jonathan A. Parker, DDS

OSA expert, Jonathan A. Parker, DDS, returns for the 3rd installment of his 4-lecture series to discuss design variations of different oral appliances, the selection criteria for each, and how to match patient characteristics with the appliance options to select the appropriate one for each patient.

56 minutes

Jonathan A. Parker, DDS

Minneapolis, Minnesota

is a practicing dentist specializing in dental sleep medicine. He is the owner of Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center and co-founder of The Sleep Performance Institute. Dr. Parker is a diplomate of both American Board of Orofacial Pain as well as American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and is a recipient of The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine’s “Distinguished Service Award”. He is clinical assistant professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, has authored numerous articles in his field, received several patents and given hundreds of presentations to medical and dental colleagues.

You may contact Dr. Parker with your questions or comments at (952) 345-0290, or by email at jparker@jparkerdds.com.

Day 3 - Lecture 2:

Protecting Personal and Practice Assets from Professional and Business Risk
David B. Mandell, JD, MBA

Professional and business risk can portend significant financial exposure for healthcare practitioners.  David B. Mandell, JD, MBA, attorney and principle of physician and dentist focused wealth management firm, OJM Group, surveys the tools and legal structures which can shield personal and practice assets from liability.  Areas covered include types of “inside” and “outside” risk, insurance options, legal entities, LLC leasebacks, qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, relevant hallmark and recent legal cases, and more.

59 minutes

David B. Mandell, JD, MBA

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

is a practicing attorney in The Law Offices of David B. Mandell, PC and a principal of the wealth management firm OJM Group, LLC. He specializes in risk management, asset protection, and financial planning and has authored a number of books for doctors including, Wealth Planning for the Modern Physician: Residency to Retirement. Mr. Mandell also created the Category 1 CME monograph, Risk Management for the Practicing Physician. His articles have appeared in over 100 publications, including over 30 medical specialty journals, and he has addressed many of the nation's leading medical conferences.

Mr. Mandell holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University from which he graduated with honors, a law degree from the UCLA School of Law where he was awarded the “American Jurisprudence Award” for achievement in legal ethics and earned his MBA from UCLA'S Anderson School of Management.

You may contact Mr. Mandell with any questions or comments at (877) 656–4362 or by email at mandell@ojmgroup.com.

Day 3 - Lecture 3:

Cannabis and Terpenes – Part 2
Thomas A. Viola, RPh, CCP

Pharmacologist and nationally know expert, Thomas A. Viola, RPh, CCP, returns to completes his discussion of cannabis and terpenes focusing on the active compounds in cannabis, routes of administration, adverse reactions and patient treatment considerations.   Topics covered include, phytocannabinoids, terpenes, mechanisms of action, cannabis preparations and methods of consumption, neurological, behavioral, cardiovascular and immunosuppressive effects, as well as oral and medical health and ethical considerations.

54 minutes

Thomas A. Viola, RPh, CCP

New York, New York

has over 30 years’ experience as a pharmacist, educator, speaker, and author. He has particular expertise in the most prevalent oral and systemic diseases, the most frequently prescribed drugs used in their treatment and considerations and strategies for effective patient care planning. Dr. Viola is on faculty at over 10 dental professional degree programs, having received several teacher of the year awards.  He is well known internationally for his contributions as an author, and for his work as an editor, of several pharmacology, pain management and local anesthesia professional journals and textbooks. Dr. Viola has presented over 1,000 continuing education courses to medical and dental professionals here and abroad since 2021.

You may contact Dr. Viola with your questions and comments by email at tom@tomviola.com. You may also visit his website, www.tomviola.com, and follow him on Facebook and Instagram at "pharmacologydeclassified".

Day 3 - Lecture 4:

Practice Transition: Looking Beyond the Deal
David Schwab, PhD

Purchasing a dental practice or buying into one is likely one of the most significant financial transactions of a dentist’s life so it’s critical that both the transaction itself as well as preparation for and management of the transition which follows are handled properly.  Consultant and national speaker, David Schwab, PhD, explores the latter half of ownership change from the perspectives of both the buyer and seller, and offers helpful advice on properly assessing the counter party, establishing and maintaining the practice brand, setting clear expectations, successfully integrating new owners or management, proper team management, practice valuation, 20 questions to ask the buyer, proper reference checking and more.

52 minutes

David Schwab, PhD

Orlando, Florida

is principal of David Schwab & Associates, Inc. a marketing consulting firm providing in-office seminars, online training and consulting, customized patient education videos, and other practice management services. He speaks, writes and consults on helping dentists grow their practices, educate their patients, and train their teams to optimize practice profitability through practice management and marketing approaches for the entire dental team by developing brand identity, leveraging social media, revving up internal marketing, communications and team leadership, improving and growing referral relationships, and increasing case acceptance.

Dr. Schwab’s articles have appeared in numerous publications, including The Journal of the American Dental Association, Dental Economics, The Seattle Study Club Journal, and The Journal of the Canadian Dental Association. His website, www.davidschwab.com, features blogs, articles, and videos.

You may contact Dr. Schwab with your questions and comments at dschwabphd@me.com, or by phone at (407) 324-1333.

Day 4

Day 4 - Lecture 1:

Obstructive Sleep Apnea – Part 4: Appliance Side Effects & Growing a Sleep Practice
Jonathan A. Parker, DDS

Dental sleep medicine veteran, Jonathan A. Parker, DDS, completes his 4-part presentation with a review of dental appliance side effects and well as their causes and management, and then offers practical and implementable advice on starting and growing the dental sleep medicine part of a dental practice.

58 minutes

Jonathan A. Parker, DDS

Minneapolis, Minnesota

is a practicing dentist specializing in dental sleep medicine. He is the owner of Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center and co-founder of The Sleep Performance Institute. Dr. Parker is a diplomate of both American Board of Orofacial Pain as well as American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and is a recipient of The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine’s “Distinguished Service Award”. He is clinical assistant professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, has authored numerous articles in his field, received several patents and given hundreds of presentations to medical and dental colleagues.

You may contact Dr. Parker with your questions or comments at (952) 345-0290, or by email at jparker@jparkerdds.com.

Day 4 - Lecture 2:

The 9 Strategies of Highly Successful and Effective Leaders
Barry A. Franklin, PHD

Internationally renowned clinician and academic cardiac rehabilitation specialist, Barry A. Franklin, PhD, has also spent four decades studying the characteristics and behaviors of some of the world’s most successful people, ultimately authoring a book on the subject.  In this talk Dr. Franklin reveals in an hour the 9 strategies his many years of study have shown to be the common denominators of success and effective leadership something integral vibrant healthcare practices.

53 minutes

Barry A. Franklin, PHD

West Bloomfield, Michigan

serves as Director, Preventive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation, at Beaumont Health, Royal Oak, MI, as well as Professor, Internal Medicine, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. He is past president of both American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and American College of Sports Medicine. Currently he serves on the Board of the American Society for Preventative Cardiology.

Dr. Franklin is past editor in chief of the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention and currently serves on the editorial boards of 15 other journals. He has written or edited more than 700 scientific and clinical publications, including 103 book chapters and 27 books including his latest, “GPS for Success: Skills, Strategies and Secrets of Superachievers” which can be ordered at www.DrBarryFranklin.com.  Dr. Franklin has given over 1000 invited presentations worldwide. In 2015, he was listed in "The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds" (Clinical Medicine).

You may contact Dr. Franklin with any questions or comments at barry.franklin@beaumont.edu or through his website: www.drbarryfranklin.com

Day 4 - Lecture 3:

Perioperative Pain Management with Local Anesthetics
Thomas A. Viola, RPh, CCP

Renown national speaker and dental pain management expert, Thomas A. Viola, RPh, CCP, discusses the management of periprocedural pain with local anesthetic agents by exploring basic concepts of neurophysiology and nerve conduction, differentiations between the two major classes of anesthetic agents, vasoconstrictors and their potential impact in common organ disease states, rationales for usage of local anesthetic agent combinations, as well as adverse anesthetic effects, contraindications and patient care considerations.

54 minutes

Thomas A. Viola, RPh, CCP

New York, New York

has over 30 years’ experience as a pharmacist, educator, speaker, and author. He has particular expertise in the most prevalent oral and systemic diseases, the most frequently prescribed drugs used in their treatment and considerations and strategies for effective patient care planning. Dr. Viola is on faculty at over 10 dental professional degree programs, having received several teacher of the year awards.  He is well known internationally for his contributions as an author, and for his work as an editor, of several pharmacology, pain management and local anesthesia professional journals and textbooks. Dr. Viola has presented over 1,000 continuing education courses to medical and dental professionals here and abroad since 2021.

You may contact Dr. Viola with your questions and comments by email at tom@tomviola.com. You may also visit his website, www.tomviola.com, and follow him on Facebook and Instagram at "pharmacologydeclassified".

Day 4 - Lecture 4:

Cognitive Biases & Logical Fallacies: Avoiding Decision Making Pitfalls
Mitchell Whyne, MD

Numerous influences and tendencies impact how we think and thus the decisions we make, and in the case of healthcare professionals patient care hangs in the balance. Emergency medicine physician and metacognition expert, Mitchell Whyne, MD, uses case studies to explore the myriad nuances of practitioner thought processes in the patient care setting.  Looking at the areas of cognitive biases, logical fallacies and patient bias, Dr. Whyne explores thin and thick slicing, fast and slow thinking, anchoring, attribution error, framing, anchoring, affective error, availability error, confirmation and many other biases, the Dunning Kruger effect, bandwagon effect, strawman comparison and much more.

51 minutes

Mitchell Whyne, MD

Barrie, Ontario

is a licensed Canadian physician who has practiced emergency medicine both in rural and urban settings for over 35 years. He splits his professional time between the emergency room and addiction and pain practices and has diplomas in sports medicine, addiction, and pain medicine. Dr. Whyne is also a frequent presenter to healthcare audiences on medical topics on sports medicine, addiction, and pain medicine, as well as the impact of cognitive biases and logical fallacies in patient care decision making.

You may contact Dr. Whyne with any questions or comments at (705) 796-8107 or by email at mwhyne@gmail.com.

Day 5

Day 5 - Lecture 1:

Illicit Substances, their Abuse and the Dental Patient
Thomas A. Viola, RPh, CCP

Illicit drugs present myriad problems and some of relate directly to oral health and the treatment of dental patients.  Pharmacist and national presenter, Thomas A. Viola, RPh, CCP, discusses the different types of “street” substances along with common adverse effects and oral manifestations to illuminate the impact of dependance and abuse on dental therapy and overall patient health.  He then moves on to instruct on techniques useful to identify and successfully manage patient drug use and dependency.  Drugs discussed include CNS stimulants and depressants, illegal opioids, hallucinogens, albuterol, Neurontin, niacin, and even Imodium.

52 minutes

Thomas A. Viola, RPh, CCP

New York, New York

has over 30 years’ experience as a pharmacist, educator, speaker, and author. He has particular expertise in the most prevalent oral and systemic diseases, the most frequently prescribed drugs used in their treatment and considerations and strategies for effective patient care planning. Dr. Viola is on faculty at over 10 dental professional degree programs, having received several teacher of the year awards.  He is well known internationally for his contributions as an author, and for his work as an editor, of several pharmacology, pain management and local anesthesia professional journals and textbooks. Dr. Viola has presented over 1,000 continuing education courses to medical and dental professionals here and abroad since 2021.

You may contact Dr. Viola with your questions and comments by email at tom@tomviola.com. You may also visit his website, www.tomviola.com, and follow him on Facebook and Instagram at "pharmacologydeclassified".

Day 5 - Lecture 2:

To Pull or Not to Pull – Part 3
Daniel G. Pompa, DDS

Maxillofacial surgeon and national presenter, Daniel G. Pompa, DDS, concludes his 3-part lecture series with a discussion of when periapical surgery is indicated and when it is not. Aspects covered include coronal leakage, disease process confinement, metastatic lesions, absolute and relative indications for periapical surgery, surgery referral checklist, the fistula (sinus tract) rule, the significance of radiographic angulation, CAT scanning technology, CBCT analysis, indications for failing implant removal, European vs. American single tooth implant approaches, biotype conversion, socket shield, gentle wave technique, and many more.

50 minutes

Daniel G. Pompa, DDS

Roslyn, New York

practiced as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for over 30 years in New York City and currently heads Advanced Practice Seminars which offers lectures to dental students and practitioners both nationally and internationally. He is a fellow in both The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and The International Congress of Oral Implantologists. At present Dr. Pompa is a visiting speaker at eight U.S. dental schools and has given over 500 lectures for numerous organizations and societies.

Dr. Pompa was named a “Leader in Continuing Education” by Dentistry Today for the last four years in a row and has been published in many journals including the Journal of the American Dental Association, Dentistry Today and New York State Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry. He is also an inventor, having been issued a U.S. Patent for his contribution in developing a protocol for CT guided surgery used in dental implantology. This patent is cited in over 250 new patents today.

You may contact Dr. Pompa with questions or comments at pompa@aps4dds.com, or by phone at (516) 287-0917.

Day 5 - Lecture 3:

Human Resource Issues in the Dental Practice – Part 2
Stuart J. Oberman, Esq.

Dental and medical practice specialist, Stuart J. Oberman, Esq., returns to complete his 2-part review of human resource requirements, prohibitions, and processes. Covered in this presentation are potential employer violations as concern overtime, interviews, discipline, and workplace environment, as well as intellectual property types and permitted protections, online patient allegations of employment law violations, dental board complaints, harassment allegations, the new employee checklist and more.

50 minutes

Stuart J. Oberman, Esq.

Loganville, Georgia

is principle of Oberman Law Firm which focuses on all aspects of commercial law and maintains deep expertise in every facet of healthcare matters from DSO formation, entity structures and mergers, corporate structure compliance and employment law, to contract negotiations, third-party reimbursement, federal and state regulations, and fraud and abuse.  Prior to forming his own firm Mr. Oberman was in-house counsel for the Cincinnati-based insurance company, Berlon & Timmer.  He has earned Martindale & Hubbell’s Client Distinction Award as a top one percent in the country practitioner and has authored numerous articles on legal issues impacting the practice of dentistry.

You may contact Mr. Oberman with your questions and comments at stuart@obermanlaw.com, or by phone at (770) 886-2400.

Day 5 - Lecture 4:

Communicating Effectively with Staff & Patients: Barriers and Solutions
Gerald Levine, MD, CCFP

Effective doctor communication with patients and office staff is indispensable to practice cohesiveness, quality patient care and patient satisfaction.  Veteran general practitioner, speaker and author, Gerald Levine, MD, CCFP, identifies myriad barriers to listening and communication and offers tools to overcome them.  Areas covered include self-care and awareness, mindful listening, the 60 second listening rule, communication styles and skills, and managing secondary traumatic stress.  

51 minutes

Gerald Levine, MD, CCFP

Barrie, Ontario

graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School and the University of Toronto Family Medicine School. He was a family practitioner for over 30 years and since 2006 has focused on stress management, burnout prevention and mindfulness facilitation offering training physicians, dentists, and their staffs as well as for dental and medical associations throughout Canada including the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, the General Practitioner Psychotherapy Association of Canada, the Canadian Mental Health Association York Region and many others.  Dr. Levine has also authored an e-book, 52 Mindful Weeks, Cultivating Awareness and Resilience available on his website, www.managestress.ca.

You may contact Dr. Levine with you questions or comments at geraldlevine@rogers.com, or by phone at (705) 721-3130.