March 12, 2004 - Dr. Stanley F Malamed
To be held at: Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor, MI.

Local Anesthesia Update

Local anesthesia forms the backbone of pain control techniques in contemporary dental practice. The subject of pain control in dentistry has undergone a recent renewal of interest, a renaissance of sorts. Maxillary nerve blocks will be reviewed, especially the infraorbital nerve block and the technique of 'atraumatic palatal anesthesia' and the AMSA and P-ASA. The mandibular arch will, however, receive most of our attention, for it is here that most of us have occasional problems in achieving successful pain control. Dr. Malamed will troubleshoot mandibular anesthesia, reviewing the basic techniques and discussing a number of successful alternatives such as the Gow-Gates mandibular block. Akinosi closed-mouth mandibular block, incisive nerve block and the PDL injection. Drugs: Several new local anesthetics (artcaine, repivicaine, levobupivicaine) have been introduced complications of local anesthetics and their administration will be discussed.

Dr. Malamed is Professor of Anesthesia at USC in Los Angeles and authored more than 120 papers and 16 chapters in medical and dental journals.

April 16, 2004 - Dr. Robert B Kerstein
To be held at: Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor, MI

Occlusal Management of Myofacial Pain Dysfunction Syndrome with Disclusion Time Reduction

Occlusal factors have long been debated as to their role in the etiology of Myofacial Pain Dysfunction Syndrome (MPDS). Numerous authors and studies have tried to elucidate the role that occlusion may play in the onset of dysfunctional symptoms. Many research studies and clinical reports have revealed that properly preformed occlusal therapy is very effective in treating MPDS. With the advent of computerized occlusal analysis a new Occlusal Parameter has been isolated. Disclusion Time is a measurement of time that is required for posterior teeth to disengage from each other in excursive function. Electromyographic studies reveal that if Disclusion Time is prolonged, posterior teeth create very high levels of muscle contractions in a patients jaw, face, head and neck. These contractions are the main cause of symptoms like facial pain, nocturnal bruxism, frequent temporal headaches and neck spasm.

Dr. Robert B. Kerstein received his DMD degree in 1983 and his Prosthodontic certificate in 1985. He has a private practice limited to Prosthodontics in Boston.

September 17, 2004 - Dr. Gregory E. Oxford
To be held at: Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor, MI

Etiology, Diagnosis & Periodontal Treatment Planning

The general practitioner is tasked with the overwhelming responsibility of diagnosing, treating, and referring patients within their practice with a broad spectrum of periodontal disease. They are also challenged daily by compromised dentitions which insult the biologic width with inaccessible margins and minimal attached gingival. Dr. Oxford will provide a perspective of periodontics treatment rationale, diagnosis, etiology and develop an appropriate treatment plan by recognizing some of the newer surgical techniques.

Dr. Oxford is a board certified periodontist who has a clinical as well as research background. He has authored and delivered numerous reports on both clinical and scientific aspects of periodontal regeneration. A recognized expert and lecturer in the field of Periodontology of national and international acclaim, he has received numerous awards in Periodontology and is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He also maintains a private practice limited to periodontics and implant dentistry.

February 18, 2005 - Dr. Michael K. McGuire
To be held at: TBD

Macroesthetic Elements of Smile Design (Contemporary periodontal plastic surgery and its role in cosmetic dentistry).

Dr. McGuire graduated for Baylor University and received his DDS and Certificate of Periodontics form Emory University. He maintains a full time private practice limited to periodontics in Houston, Texas and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics at both the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. McGuire is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and is Past President of the American Academy of Periodontology. He participates in clinical research and has published many papers in prestigious journals as well as contributed chapters to textbooks. In 1997, the AAP presented Dr. McGuire the Clinical Research Award recognizing a series of his papers as the most clinically relevant periodontal research published that year. Dr. McGuire serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Periodontology, the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, and the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry and is a member of the American Dental Association's Council on Scientific Affairs. Dr. McGuire has given many continuing education programs throughout the United States and abroad.

May 6, 2005 - Dr. Michael A. Pikos
To be held at: TBD

Advanced Bone and Soft Tissue Grafting (specializing in sinus augmentation and monocortical bone grafting).

Dr. Pikos graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Ohio State University. He graduated with honors from The Ohio State University School of Dentistry and completed his residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Montefiore Hospital. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Diplomate of the American Board of Implantology/Implant Dentistry, Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a Diplomate of the American Society of Osseointegration. Dr. Pikos is an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of OMFS, at the following Institutions: University of Miami, Ohio State University, Nova Southeastern University. He also is a Courtesy Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology, at the University of Florida. Dr. Pikos is a graduate of the Misch Implant Institute, member of the Academy of Osseointegration and Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Pikos has placed more than 9,000 implants and has performed numerous hard and soft tissue graft procedures. He is well published and has lectured in North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. He has been teaching an advanced bone grafting course with more then 1300 alumni that have come from all 50 states and 24 countries. Dr. Pikos maintains a private practice in Palm Harbor, Florida which is limited to implant surgery.

October 28, 2005 - Dr. David P. Mathews
To be held at: TBD

Periodontic, Prosthodontic and Orthodontic Interdisciplinary Treatment or Implants in the esthetic zone

Dr. Mathews received his D.D.S. from the University of California at Los Angeles and his Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Washington. He has a part-time faculty appointment at the University of Washington's Department of Periodontics and currently has a private periodontal practice in Tacoma, Washington. Dr. Mathews is a member of: The American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, Peirce County Dental Society, American Academy of Periodontology, Washington State Society of Periodontics, Periodontal Study Club of Seattle, Northwest Network for Dental Excellence, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, and President Washington State Society of Periodontists. He has received the following honors: Deans List, UCLA; Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Alpha Omega Award, UCLA Prosthetic Student Award, UCLA Regents Scholarship and a Bronze Star for military service in Vietnam. Dr. Mathews has numerous clinical publications that include topics such as: Diagnosis and Treatment of Gingival Recession, Periodontal and Orthodontic treatment, Soft tissue procedures around dental implants and Interdisciplinary treatment with Orthodontics and Prosthodontics. Has co-authored articles, lectures and works closely with Dr. Frank Spear and Dr. V.G. Kokich.