March 24, 2006 - Dr. Hom-Lay Wang DDS, MSD
To be held at: Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor
Registration 8:30am, Lecture 9:00am - 5:00pm
Esthetic Soft Tissue Management Around Dental Implants

Dr. Wang developed the concept of the "esthetic triangle" to describe the necessary foundations for creating and maintaining papillae around dental implants, which include adequate bone volume, soft tissue thickness and esthetic restorations. This presentation focuses on the key factors essential to achieving esthetic implant restorations. Topics include: hard tissue (bone) enhancement via socket augmentation, orthodontic forced eruption, guided bone augmentation, cancellous bone block allografts (J-block) and monocortical onlay grafts; soft tissue manipulation utilizing various periodontal plastic surgery procedures; and restorative strategies to enhance esthetics.

Dr. Wang is Professor and Director of Graduate Periodontics at the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry. He is a Director and Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, President Elect of the Midwest Society of Periodontology, a Fellow and a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. In 2004, he received the Charles E. English Annual Award in Clinical Science and Techniques for his work related to implant dentistry.

April 28, 2006 - Karen Baker, M.S.
To be held at: Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor
Registration 8:30am, Lecture 9:00am - 5:00pm
Oral Health Products for Home Use: What Should I Recommend?

Today's patients are bombarded daily with advertisements for dental products promising everything from whiter teeth to "age defiance," and often come to our offices with questions about what really works. In this very entertaining full-day seminar, Karen Baker compares manufactures claims and objective clinical data for a full range of oral health products, including new generation powered toothbrushes, toothpastes claiming everything from superior mineralization to superior whitening, and products containing controversial ingredients such as baking soda, peroxides, Coenzyme Q-10, melaleuca, and stabilized chlorine dioxide. Other topics include modes of chemotherapy application, home use fluorides, new strategies to treat xerostomia, and a comparison of over-the-counter bleaching kits to office dispensed bleaching systems. As an attendee, you will receive and extensive and very current handout that will help you design optimal homecare regimens for your patients.

Karen Baker is an Associate Professor in the Oral Pathology and Medicine Department of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and the Clinical Pharmacy Division of the College of Pharmacy. She is a nationally and internationally recognized lecturer.

October 13, 2006 - Dr. Jeffrey P Okeson, DMD
To be held at: Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor
Registration 8:30am, Lecture 9:00am - 5:00pm
The Clinical Management Of Temporomandibular Disorders.

In order to effectively manage temporomandibular disorders, the clinician must first be able to differentiate these disorders from other orofacial pain conditions. Once a proper diagnosis is established the clinician can then select the appropriate therapy that will best resolve the disorder. Dr. Okeson has developed a sound and straightforward approach to understanding and treating many masticatory pain problems. Treatment based on sound scientific principles will be presented, including the appropriate use and fabrication of occlusal appliances. Indications for dental therapy in the overall management of TM disorders and the role of the dental specialist will be presented in detail. This course will benefit all practitioners.

Dr. Okeson is Professor, Chairman of the Department of Oral Health Science and Director and founder of the Orofacial Pain Center at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Dr. Okeson has published extensively on TM disorders and his textbooks "Management of Temporomandibular Disorder and Occlusion" and "Bell's Orofacial Pains" are widely used internationally. He is past President of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and a founding Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain.

2007 Meeting Schedule

Thursday February 1st, 2007 - Dr. John Kois presents: Creating Restorative Excellence
Friday April 27th, 2007 - David Meinz MS presents: Human Nutrition
Friday October 19th, 2007 - Dr. Robert Van Arsdall

All Meetings for 2007 will be at Webers Inn, Ann Arbor