2021-22 Program

Day 1

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Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office - Part 1

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.

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Why We Sleep and Common Sleeping Disorders

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.

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Dentistry Medical Update - Part 1

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.

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Hiring and Retaining a Practice Associate

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

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Dentistry Medical Update - Part 2

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.

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Understanding and Effectively Dealing with High Conflict People

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.

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Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office - Part 2

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.

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Scaling the Dental Practice

“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

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Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office - Part 3

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.

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Sleep Disorders: Their Treatment and Relationship with Chronic Pain

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.

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Dentistry Medical Update - Part 3

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.

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28 Ways to Improve Your Dental Practice

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

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

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.

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Employing Mindfulness to Reduce Stress and Avoid Burnout

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 and 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.

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Dentistry Medical Update - Part 4

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.

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Creating a Culture of Accountability in the Dental Practice

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

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Safe Management of Pain in Dentistry

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.

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The Dental Practice as a Sales Organization

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.

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Infection Control in Dentistry: The New Normal

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.

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Recognizing and Responding to Human Trafficking

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.