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ATSU Continuing Education

february, 2019

23feb8:00 am12:00 pmASDOH Alumni Weekend Clinical Updates 2019Clinical Updates 2019


Event Details

ASDOH Alumni Weekend

Continuing Dental Education

Clinical Updates 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019

8:00am – Noon   4 CEU

A.T. Still University, 5850 E. Still Circle

Tuition: $65

and Continental Breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m.


 The New Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions

Presented by Satish Kumar, DMD, MDSc, MS

This course will provide an overview of the major highlights from the 2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the key changes in classification introduced in the 2017 guidelines and compare them with the 1999 version.
  2. Discuss the new terminologies introduced in the 2017 classification.
  3. Interpret the multi-dimensional staging and grading system for periodontitis classification.

Hot Topics in Advanced Care Dentistry

Presented by Maureen Munnelly Perry, DDS, MPA, MAEd

An increasing number of dental patients are on multiple medications that can potentially affect our everyday clinical practice. Evaluating the patient’s health status and ability to tolerate dental treatment becomes paramount. Which lab values and clinical tests can help practitioners reliably determine this? Such questions as: When do you need an INR? What does it tell you? What does the GFR value tell you about patients with renal disease? What levels are safe for outpatient treatment? Should you get a CTX for patients on bisphosphonates? An evidence-based approach to answering these questions and more will be presented.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify tests that are useful in predicting treatment outcomes.
  2. Interpret the most common lab results relevant to clinical practice.
  3. Implement the use of lab tests in clinical practice.

The Do’s and Don’ts of DSOs

Presented by Robert Anderson, DMD and Chet Jenkins, DDS

The business of dentistry is evolving quickly and is driven by a variety of influences including reduced utilization of dental care, decreased insurance reimbursements, influx of technological innovations, and higher costs of dental education, to name a few. This session will focus on the cumulative effect of these and many more influences on dental practice ownership. The number of dentists owning solo practices is declining markedly, and alternative models of care delivery are on the rise. Dental Support Organizations, or DSOs, in particular are growing rapidly and the trend is expected to continue. Could this make a difference for you and your business decisions?

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe common dental office business models.
  2. Discuss factors that may be driving dentists away from the solo practice model.
  3. Differentiate between myth and reality regarding DSOs.
  4. Discuss management recommendations for multisite dental businesses.


A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. 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. A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health designates this activity for 4 continuing education credits.

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(Saturday) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm AZ


A.T. Still University

5850 E Still Circle, Mesa AZ 85206

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