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December 1, 2018
Periodontics - Facts, Fiction and the Future
LAURENCE S. AMBROSE, DDS, MS


Diagnosis, Etiology and Treatment of the Mucogingival Defect: Gingival Grafting and Soft Tissue Augmentation
JUSTIN BRAGA, DDS, MS


Essential Legal Concepts and Strategies to Protect
Today’s Healthcare Professionals

BENJAMIN DYCHES, DDS, JD


LOCATION
 
MARINA VILLAGE CONFERENCE CENTER
1936 Quivira Way,
San Diego, CA 92109
619-222-1620
 


PROGRAM
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Saturday, December 1, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Exhibits and Registration
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Larry Ambrose
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break and Exhibits
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Justin Braga
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Benjamin Dyches


Four and a half (4.5) hours of continuing education credit will be provided.
The WSP is a recognized ADA CERP Provider.


COURSE PRICING
Package Cost
Dentists $109.00
Non-Member Dentist $139.00
Hygienists / Assistants & Office Staff $79.00
Non-Member Hygienists / Assistants & Office Staff $99.00
Full-Time Student $59.00

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COURSES
Periodontics - Facts, Fiction and the Future
DR. LAURENCE S. AMBROSE, DDS, MS
Course Description

This presentation will provide an entertaining and informative review of some myths and misconceptions surrounding periodontics and implant dentistry. We will also explore what the future holds for the profession and how the role of the dental hygienist is evolving in the era of collaborative care.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, the attendee will be able to:
•  Dispel some common myths about periodontal and peri-implant disease
•  Separate the facts from the fiction about products and techniques we use every day
•  Discuss future therapies that dental hygienists can incorporate into their practice


About DR. LAURENCE S. AMBROSE, DDS, MS
Dr. Ambrose is a board certified periodontist and has been a full-time staff member at the VA Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona since 1998. He is also Adjunct Clinical Faculty at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. He received his certificate in Periodontics from the VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and his Master of Science degree through Marquette University. From 1991 to 1995 he was a Commissioned Officer with the United States Public Health Service and practiced general dentistry on numerous Indian Reservations in northern New Mexico. He is currently an officer with the Western Society of Periodontology and is Past President of the Arizona Society of Periodontists.

 


Diagnosis, Etiology and Treatment of the Mucogingival Defect: Gingival Grafting and Soft Tissue Augmentation
JUSTIN BRAGA, DDS, MS
Course Description

As a Dental Hygienist you are on the front line for the provision of patient education. The goal of this course is to provide an informative yet entertaining review of Gingival Augmentation. We will focus not only on what can be accomplished with today’s techniques but also provide you with an understanding of Why and When these procedures are indicated.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, attendees should be able to:
•  Diagnose a Mucogingival Defect and Understand When Gingival Augmentation is Indicated
•  Have a Better Understanding of What Causes Gingival Recession and Why It Occurs
•  Describe Several Soft Tissue Augmentation Techniques and Their Indications


About JUSTIN BRAGA, DDS, MS
Dr. Justin Braga is a Board Certified Periodontist and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Southern California Department of Advanced Periodontology. After Earning his DDS at the University of the Pacific, he completed a General Practice Residency at the VA Hospital Palo Alto where he Focused on Dentistry and Surgery for Medically Complex Patients. He received his Certificate in Periodontics at USC, where his Research in Dental Implants earned him a Masters in Craniofacial Biology and the California Society of Periodontology Dental Implant Research Award. Dr. Braga is active in the Dental Profession, as he Leads and Lectures in Several Dental Study Clubs in the Community and he is the Co-Founder of the Beach Cities Dental Hygiene Study Club. Dr. Braga Maintains a Full Time Private Practice in Huntington Beach, California.]]]


Essential Legal Concepts and Strategies to Protect Today's Healthcare Professionals
BENJAMIN DYCHES, DDS, JD
Course Description

Doctors provide care in a high-risk environment. One-in-four healthcare professionals will be involved in a lawsuit this year, and owning a practice increases those odds. While malpractice insurance and continuing clinical education seek to protect and improve knowledge and skill, they do not prevent lawsuits. This presentation empowers providers with an understanding of liability and lawsuits, their far-reaching impact, and legal corporate structures that protect assets from being taken in a lawsuit.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, attendees should be able to:
•  Doctors will understand the legal climate in which they provide healthcare, including the concepts of vicarious liability, the standard of care, legal burdens of proof, and the liability rubric (duty, cause, and injury.)
•  Further, they will be instructed on the protective legal instruments of corporations, LLCs, family limited partnerships, and living trusts.
•  Doctors will understand legal strategy and corporate structuring which will prevent and protect them from lawsuits.


About BENJAMIN DYCHES, DDS, JD
Dr. Dyches earned his dental degree at Case Western Reserve University. After 13 years and 6 start-up practices, Dr. Dyches saw a need and an opportunity at the intersection of healthcare and law. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the J. Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University.

Dr. Dyches provides CE to healthcare professionals across the country, most frequently educating on: • Risk Management • The Standard of Care, • HIPAA and other Federal Laws • Healthcare Contracts, and • Asset Protection Strategies in Today’s Litigious Climate.

Dr. Dyches Publications include: “Vicarious Liability: Where does the buck stop in your practice?”, Dental Economics & APEX 360 “Respondeat Superior in the Dental Practice” and “The Cost of Being the Boss”, Dentistry IQ “Escape Fires and the Medical Standard of Care”, Scratchstarter “Dental Legal Concepts”, American Institute Seminar (5 hours of CE credit course)




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