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American Academy of Oral Medicine (AAOM) 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. AAOM designates this activity for up to 49.5 continuing education credits.

Note: No relevant commercial financial relationships exist for the planner and speakers of the above-noted program.


Setting Event

Time
7:00AM - 8:00AM

Room
MAGNOLIA FOYER

Continental Breakfast

 

Time
8:00AM - 5:00PM

Room
TBD

Pre-Conference Workshops (TBD)

 

Time
8:00AM - 5:00PM

Room
TBD

ABOM Exam

 

Time
8:00AM - 5:00PM

Room
GRAND CYPRESS G

AAOM Board Review Course

 

WORKSHOP 1

Time
8:00AM – 8:45AM

Room
MAGNOLIA ABC

Laser Precision 1: Fundamentals of Laser Physics & Safety in Hard Tissue Dentistry

Synopsis
This lecture discusses the essential principles of laser physics and safety protocols specifically tailored for hard tissue dentistry. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the underlying physics behind laser technology, explore its applications in hard tissue procedures, and grasp the critical safety measures to ensure optimal outcomes for both practitioners and patients.

Learning Objectives

  1. Gain insight into the fundamental principles of laser physics as they apply to hard tissue dentistry.
  2. Learn the various applications of lasers in hard tissue dentistry, including cavity preparation, soft tissue management, and surgical procedures and understand the advantages and limitations of laser technology in comparison to traditional tools.
  3. Develop proficiency in implementing safety measures to protect both practitioners and patients.

Speaker
James S. Carreiro, DMD, PA
President, Academy of Laser Dentistry

 

WORKSHOP 3

Time
8:00AM – 12:00PM

Room
CANCELED

Intelligence & Efficiency: Digital Workflow in Oral Medicine Practice

Synopsis
The use of digital technology and intraoral scanners has been widely embraced in recent years by dental professionals. This technology has shown a great promise for increasing predictability and efficiency of treatment with positive impacts on patient outcomes. This session will provide practical guidance and in-depth details for digital workflow applications with case examples to help practitioners establish a digital practice.

Learning Objectives

  1. Appreciate the applications of Digital Workflow in oral medicine and its contribution to improving accuracy, efficiency, patient comfort, and turnaround time.
  2. Understand the functionality of digital [CAD/CAM] & 3D printing in optimizing clinical workflow.
  3. Familiarize attendees with the materials and characterization options with indications for clinical success.

Speaker
Jaisri Thoppay DDS, MBA, MS
Center for Integrative Oral Health
7151 University Blvd Unit 110, Winter Park, FL

 

WORKSHOP 1

Time
8:45AM – 9:30AM

Room
MAGNOLIA ABC

The Fundamentals of Laser Physics & Safety 2: Soft Tissue Laser

Synopsis
This talk covers the fundamental knowledge of surgical laser and its applications in clinical practice. Participants will gain insights on the physics of laser technology and its applications in managing soft tissue pathology while grasping critical safety measures.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the fundamental physics of the different surgical soft tissue lasers technologies.
  2. Familiarize with the various physiologic interactions of laser with the biological tissues in the head and neck region.
  3. Appreciate how basic laser characteristics may influence the application and outcome of treatment.

Speaker
Manoela Martins, DDS, PhD
Associate Professor of Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

 

WORKSHOP 1

Time
9:30AM – 10:15AM

Room
MAGNOLIA ABC

Harnessing Light for Healing: Photobiomodulation in Tissue Repair and Pain Management

Synopsis
This comprehensive lecture will delve into the world of Photobiomodulation (PBM) and its applications in enhancing tissue repair, reducing inflammation, minimizing edema, inducing analgesia and anesthesia, mobilizing stem cells, and improving blood flow.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explore the basic principles behind photobiomodulation and how light interacts with biological tissues to elicit therapeutic effects.
  2. Evaluate scientific studies and clinical trials supporting the efficacy of photobiomodulation in tissue repair acceleration, inflammation reduction, and pain management.
  3. Understand the optimal parameters, including wavelength, intensity, and duration, required for effective and safe application of photobiomodulation in various clinical scenarios.

Speaker
James Carroll, FRSM
Founder and CEO, THOR Photomedicine Ltd, UK

 

Time
10:15AM - 10:30AM

Room
PORTICO

Coffee Break

 

WORKSHOP 1

Time
10:30AM – 11:30AM

Room
MAGNOLIA ABC

Optimizing Dental Practice with Laser Technology: Infrastructure Development, Team Training, Coding, and Billing Strategies

Synopsis
This comprehensive lecture aims to guide dental practitioners through the seamless integration of laser technology into their practices. From establishing the necessary infrastructure to training the dental team, understanding coding, and implementing effective billing strategies, this session will provide valuable insights into the successful incorporation of lasers in dental procedures.

Attendees will gain a thorough understanding of the benefits, challenges, and practical steps involved in harnessing laser technology for enhanced patient care and practice efficiency.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify essential infrastructure requirements for incorporating laser technology and evaluate cost-effective and scalable solutions for integrating lasers into the dental practice.
  2. Foster a team-oriented approach to ensure effective training, communication, and collaboration during laser-assisted procedures while addressing common challenges among team members related to the adoption of laser technology.
  3. Explore current procedural terminology (CPT) codes relevant to laser-assisted dental procedures and develop a systematic approach to billing for laser procedures, including fee structures and reimbursement considerations.

Speaker
James S. Carreiro, DMD, PA
President, Academy of Laser Dentistry

 

WORKSHOP 1

Time
11:30AM – 12:00PM

Room
MAGNOLIA ABC

Panel Discussion: All Speakers

Synopsis
This is an open format panel discussion to allow attendees to have a meaningful dialogue with expert in the field of medical laser and ask questions pertaining to the use of laser in the dental and oral medicine clinics.

Speaker
James S. Carreiro, DMD, PA
Manoela Martins, DDS, PhD
James Carroll, FRSM

 

Time
12:00PM - 1:00PM

Lunch on Your Own

 

Time
12:00PM - 4:00PM

Room
GRAND CYPRESS H

Board of Trustee (BOT) Meeting

 

WORKSHOP 2

Time
1:00PM – 2:00PM

Room
MAGNOLIA ABC

Precision in Practice: Mastering Laser Dentistry and Photobiomodulation-clinical Cases

Synopsis
This comprehensive lecture offers attendees a guided tour through diverse clinical cases and emphasizes the multifaceted clinical indications for advanced laser technologies. From addressing soft and hard tissue pathologies to enhancing wound healing through photobiomodulation, this lecture provides a holistic understanding of the capabilities and nuances involved. Special attention is given to the pivotal role of correct machine settings and accurate application techniques, ensuring optimal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Through an engaging exploration of real-world cases, participants will gain invaluable insights into integrating laser dentistry and photobiomodulation into their clinical practices.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the diverse clinical indications for different laser technologies.
  2. Gain insights into the importance of correct machine settings for maximizing the effectiveness of laser treatments.
  3. Acquire proficiency in accurate application techniques to achieve precise and predictable outcomes in a minimally invasive manner.

Speaker
Manoela Martins, DDS, PhD

 

WORKSHOP 2

Time
2:00PM – 5:00PM

Room
MAGNOLIA ABC

Laser Application in Oral Medicine: Hands-on session

Synopsis
This practical hands-on session is designed for attendees to establish proper devices settings and apply correct clinical techniques to deliver safe and effective soft and hard tissue surgeries and photobiomodulation procedures while being directly supervised by experts in the field.

Learning Objectives

  1. Navigate the settings for various laser devices for soft and hard tissue surgeries and photobiomodulation.
  2. Practice safe handling of devices and develop proficiency in proper soft tissue incision and excision techniques, tissue hemostasis, bone enamel/dentine shaping and contouring, and pain management.
  3. Practice troubleshooting of common issues related to device operation and surgical procedures while adhering to ethical standards.

Session Demonstrators
Jaisri Thoppay, James Carroll, Jennifer Julian, Christy Jones, James S. Carreiro, Ken Ikeda, Manoela Martins, Alex Disessa, Jonathan Luo, Bryon Walker and Arwa Farag

 

Moderator
TBD

Time
6:00PM - 7:00PM

Room
GRAND CYPRESS DEF

From Childhood to Adulthood, Diverse Complications, and Best Practices in Long-Term Survivorship Care

SOL SILVERMAN LECTURE

Synopsis
Sol Silverman Memorial Lecture - 10-minute introduction, 40-minute talk, followed by 10-minute Q&A

Learning Objectives

  1. Comprehensive Long-Term Survivorship: Emphasize the wealth of data and observations gathered from long-term survivors, particularly those who have transitioned from childhood to adulthood under Dr. Hudson's care. Gain comprehensive knowledge on survivorship health outcomes, focusing not only on oral health but also exploring broader systemic health aspects.
  2. Diverse Complications: Discuss the myriad long-term complications observed, not only encompassing the entire body but also focusing on specific challenges in the Head and Neck area. This could include issues related to oral health, radiation effects, and other complications. Share insights into the challenges faced by survivors as they navigate adulthood, shedding light on aspects that might not be immediately apparent in shorter-term survivorship studies.
  3. Patient-Centric Approach: Highlight any patient-centered approaches or unique strategies employed by Dr. Hudson and her team to address the holistic needs of long-term survivors, considering both medical and quality-of-life aspects.
  4. Lessons Learned and Best Practices: Discuss any lessons learned and best practices derived from the wealth of experience in survivorship care. This could include successful interventions, innovative treatments, or supportive care measures that have proven effective over the long term.

Speaker
Melissa Hudson, MD

 

Time
6:30PM - 9:30PM

Room
UPPER POOL DECK 1
UPPER POOL DECK 2

Welcome Reception

 

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