February 1, 2007 - Dr. John Kois
To be held at: Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor
Registration 8:30am, Lecture 9:00am - 5:00pm
Managing the Restorative Periodontal Interface; New Paradigms for Predictable Results

Clinical excellence, commensurate with patient satisfaction is essential for the keys to a successful practice. For our restorative patients this may simply mean; no red gums, the absence of "black holes" and teeth that do not appear too long or short. Unfortunately, the average guidelines for intracrevicular tooth preparation may be inappropriate for an individual patient and create unexpected problems that compromise our results. Predictable clinical applications for tooth preparation, tissue management, ridge management and minimizing surgical defects following tooth extraction will be described. A more detailed approach to the surgical and orthodontic support necessary for altering gingival appearance while creating access to sound tooth structure will provide more predictable solutions to our restorative dilemmas.

Dr. Kois received his D.M.D. from the Univ. of Penn. Sch. of Dent. He maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics in Tacoma & Seattle and is an Affiliate Prof. in the Grad Restorative Program at the Univ. of Wash. Dr. Kois continues to lecture nationally and internationally, and is a reviewer for the International J. of Prosthodontics. He has authored over thirty articles in the field of Dentistry, and holds two patents as well.

April 27, 2007 - David Meinz
To be held at: Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor
Registration 8:30am, Lecture 9:00am - 5:00pm
The Relationship Between Nutrition and Total Health

Nutritionist David Meinz claims it's not what you eat between Christmas and New Year's that matters, but rather, what you eat between New Year's and Christmas. In this seminar he reveals the latest about the food you and your patients eat. You'll discover how promoting the sugar bowl can actually decrease - yes, decrease caries formation. You'll also learn the latest on artificial sweeteners, fast foods, and osteoporosis. The usefulness of Calcium and vitamin supplements. A hands-on presentation that will bring you up-to-date on the relationship between nutrition and health.

David Meinz received a Master's Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Missouri and is a Registered Dietitian and Fellow in the American Dietetic Association (FADA). A Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) in the National Speaker's Association, he speaks nationally to dental groups and associations. He is also a contributing editor for the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry.

October 19, 2007 - Dr. Robert L. Vanarsdall
To be held at: Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor
Registration 8:30am, Lecture 9:00am - 5:00pm
The Effects of Orthodontics on the Periodontium

Dr. Vanarsdall gives a very knowledgeable and thought provoking talk on the effects of orthodontics on the soft tissue. What does expansion or non extraction treatment with braces do to the perio condition? What can orthodontics do to help perio problems? I heard Dr. Vanarsdall speak at the ADA convention and I strongly recommend not missing this one. Very entertaining and a great program for hygienists as well - we all have children in braces.

Dr. Vanarsdall is Professor of Orthodontics and Chairman of the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics and the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontics and has served as President of the Eastern Component of the E.H. Angle Society of Orthodontics, Board Certified in both Orthodontics and Periodontics.

He received his dental degree form the Medical College of Virginia and has served as Chairman of the department of Periodontics, and the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and has directed Orthodontics at Pennsylvania since 1981. He continues to be on the staff at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Professor at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, all while maintaining his private practice for over 30 years.