An important part of having an organized and functional “Society” is keeping members updated on current issues and events while also providing an opportunity for fellowship. Our general membership meetings are a monthly gathering featuring a new speaker discussing popular topics in the dental community. One hour of continuing education is provided free of charge at each meeting.
Issues and Activities of the Texas Dental Association
November 28, 2017
Presented by: Jose Cazares, DDS
Sponsored by: Garfield Refining Company
Join us as TDA President Dr. Jose Cazares gives an update on activities and issues at the Texas Dental Association.
Medication Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws
February 20, 2018
Presented by: Likith V. Reddy, DDS, MD
Co-sponsored by JA Greene Construction, LLC.
Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) occurs in some patients taking antiresorptive and antiangiogenic medications. It is a progressive bone destruction of the maxillofacial region and the pathophysiology is not completely elucidated. Dental screening and adequate treatment are fundamental to reduce the risk of osteonecrosis. The treatment of MRONJ is by multidisciplinary team approach. The choice between a conservative treatment and surgery is case by case basis. The goals of treatment for patients with established MRONJ are primarily the control of infection, bone necrosis progression, and pain. The presentation will discuss further about the stages of MRONJ and the treatment options.
Airway Analysis – A Useful Tool in Comprehensive Diagnosis
March 27, 2018
Presented by: Aly Sergie, DDS
Co-sponsored by the Dallas Dental Hygienist Society
Today’s patients expect that dentists use the most advanced techniques in screening and delivery of care. Traditionally dentistry has been limited to the evaluation of teeth and gums, but new data shows that many aspects of our care are impacted by systemic conditions. Incorporating a simple airway screening and analysis tool has been shown to help patients achieve a higher level of health.
Issues to Consider when Planning Full Arch Implant Restorations
April 17, 2018
Presented by: Rowan Buskin, BDS, MSc
Co-sponsored by Garfield Refining Company
Planning a full arch implant restoration is a more complicated endeavor than is currently being publicized to the general dental population as present. Critical decisions need to be made, starting from the simplest decision; the restoration being fixed or removable, to the more detailed one of occlusal pattern. This involves the restorative dentist, surgeon, and laboratory support. In this discussion some of the common decision making issues will be addressed.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Dallas County Dental Society designates one (1) credit per hour for CE activities, unless otherwise noted. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/goto/cerp.