Academy of Continuing Education - 2015

“Affordable, Convenient, State Board Approved, Relevant, Entertaining, and Useful the Next Day in Practice Continuing Education.”
That is how dentists have described the IDA/IUSD Academy of Continuing Education.

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This unique partnership between the Indiana Dental Association and the IU School of Dentistry allows us to tap into the members and dental educators to find the best speakers for you. IDA/IUSD Academy of Continuing Education fulfills state licensing requirements and will develop you professionally with 12 CE hours in two sessions by nationally recognized speakers for less than $21 per credit hour. You are invited to join or renew your membership for the 2015 calendar year.

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Pay one $250 fee for these two full-day sessions per session:


FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015

Karen Ann Baker, BS, MS
Oral Health Care Products for Home Use
The Palms - Plainfield, IN (formerly Primo West)

Karen Baker surprised me. I could not take notes fast enough. Her material I could use the very next day to help my patients

Course Description

Which powered toothbrush should I buy?  Is it safe to use whitening toothpaste every day?  Does it make any difference which ADA accepted fluoride toothpaste I use?  Which herbal mouthrinse reduces gum disease?  How can I get some relief from this dry mouth and the bad breath that goes with it?  Patients ask you questions about home use dental products more frequently than they ask about any other oral health subject.  They need your professional guidance now more than ever in making the best choices based on their unique set of circumstances. 

Ms. Baker will compare manufacturer claims and objective clinical data concerning both mechanical and chemotherapeutic products for gingivitis and calculus reduction.  The new generation of powered toothbrushes including rotary, sonic, and ultrasonic will be compared to each other and to manual brushing.  Toothpastes claiming everything from superior mineralization to “age defiance” will be listed in detailed tables to be used as a chairside reference when questions arise.  The safety and effectiveness of controversial ingredients such as baking soda, peroxides, Coenzyme Q-10, melaleuca, and stabilized chlorine dioxide  will be reviewed.  Compliance issues and patient selection for various modes of chemical application including irrigation, rinsing, and brushing will be compared.  Home use fluoride rinses and brush on gels will be rated based on relative caries and gingivitis reductions. New strategies for xerostomia including patient instructions will be described. The safety and effectiveness of over-the-counter bleaching kits and toothpastes will be compared to dental office dispensed products.  An extensive and very current handout that will help you design optimal homecare regimens for specific patients accompanies this entertaining, yet comprehensive evaluation of homecare dental product information.      

Course Learning Objectives

  • Recommend toothbrushes based on patient factors such as periodontal status, orthodontic bands, dexterity or strength limitations, and maintenance expense.
  • Select a dentifrice for a specific patient based on type of fluoride, gingivitis or calculus reduction, abrasiveness, cleaning ability, and safety with chronic use.
  • Choose the most effective mechanical and chemical treatments for halitosis.
  • Evaluate mouthwashes based on pH, alcohol content, and therapeutic effect.
  • Consider patient needs as well as product characteristics in prescribing a fluoride gel, and explain important differences among bleaching product characteristics including concentration of ingredients, viscosity, speed, ease of use, and cost per arch.

Speaker Profile

Karen BakerKaren Baker is an Associate Professor in the Oral Pathology and Medicine Department of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and in the Clinical Pharmacy Division of the College of Pharmacy.  Ms. Baker has been on the Dental College faculty for 24 years and has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics.  She directs the operation of an in-house pharmacy and drug therapy consultation center which serves faculty, staff, students, and patients every clinic day.  Ms. Baker teaches both pre-doctoral and graduate level courses in dental therapeutics and evaluation of dental homecare products.  She also provides dental clinical clerkship instruction to 6th year Pharm.D. students.  Ms. Baker lectures both nationally and internationally and has published numerous articles and abstracts. Her research interests include evaluation of new treatments for oral infections and head and neck pain. She is currently evaluating the effect of frequent soda pop exposure on enamel erosion.


William C. Martin, DMD, MS
Two Implant Topics in One Day:
  1. Preventing and Managing Prosthetic Complications and
  2. Implant Options for the edentulous patient
The Willows on Westfield - Indianapolis, IN

Course Description - Preventing and Managing Prosthetic Complications in the Implant Patient

Complications associated with implant-assisted prostheses are not unusual. Everyday practice, utilizing dental implants, therefore necessitates the need for planning to avoid complications where possible, and overcome them once they have occurred. Most complications, and treatment failures associated with the definitive prosthesis fall into specific categories.
These include:
(a) Those associated with sub-optimal planning and execution, resulting in compromised implant position, with or without failed implants. This complication often compromises the biomechanical and esthetic success of the prosthesis through design and fit, and/or distribution of functional load, and mechanical failure of prefabricated components,
(b) Those associated with the laboratory fabrication of the prosthesis, and ultimately therefore the ability to fabricate a durable, functional, passive and esthetic restoration. Often complications of this nature are associated with the limitations of available techniques, and limitations and weaknesses of contemporary materials. Results are also commonly associated with, though are not limited to, clinical component failure (mechanical complications) and failure of the prosthesis (technical complications).
(c) Those associated with the clinical service of the prosthesis. For the most part physical failure of the materials and/or the supporting components are linked to this category through material properties including fatigue and overload via occlusion or other factors. Improvement in technique and material options for both prosthesis and components should be considered.
This lecture will introduce and discuss these complications as they relate to the restoration of dental implants. Planning and treatment options designed to prevent the occurrence of complications will be detailed. Patient examples, illustrating both options to reduce complications, and treatment of them once they have occurred will be considered.

Course Learning Objectives:

  • Understand clinical compromises that arise from improper implant placement, and explore techniques to address them.
  • Become familiar with current techniques to remove implants.
  • Understand the drawbacks to cemented restorations and understand the proper utilization and design of custom abutments.
  • How to manage abutment screw fracture and loosening.
  • Techniques to manage worn Locator® abutments and bars.
  • Troubleshooting material wear and fracture

Course Description - Implant-Based Planning and Treatment Options for Edentulous Arches

The treatment of complete and single arch edentulism remains a significant priority for dental clinicians. With an aging population and advances in medicine, more patients with complex medical and dental needs, inclusive of edentulism, will require care. This program will address the physical complexities of edentulism and requirements of a comprehensive pre-treatment analysis that will focus on providing the surgical and restorative options for our patients. Participants will be introduced to a patient classification system (SAC) that can measure overall treatment difficulty based upon several clinical factors collected during the comprehensive exam.
Indications and requirements for removable and fixed treatment options will be reviewed based upon; the restorative plan, space requirements, implant selection, implant positioning, grafting options and material choices. Patient treatments incorporating over-dentures, fixed-detachable (hybrid) prostheses and metal ceramic fixed dental prostheses will be discussed, along with recommendations for everyday practice.

Course Learning Objectives:

  • To recognize factors of significance in the assessment of treatment outcomes, with particular reference to the completely edentulous patient.
  • Introduce the S.A.C. patient classification systems and relate it to planning and treatment procedures for edentulous patients receiving dental implants.
  • Become familiar with the varying philosophies in positioning & restoring implants to maximize available bone (native and grafted) based upon a restorative plan.
  • Understand the available planning and treatment options utilizing digital planning and implant placement technologies.
  • Recognize the available restorative materials & components that maximize durability, stability and esthetics.

Speaker Profile

Dr William MartinDr. Martin received his DMD from the University of Florida and completed his MS and Certificate in Prosthodontics from Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr. Martin joined the faculty at the University of Florida in 1999 and currently serves as the Director of the Center for Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Martin is a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. He is a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, International College of Dentists, International Team for Implantology (ITI) and member of numerous professional organizations including the Academy of Osseointegration, and the ADA. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles and abstracts. He has also contributed as an author on several textbooks associated with implant dentistry, most notably the ITI Treatment Guide, Volume 1., Single Tooth Implants in the Esthetic Zone, and the S.A.C. Classification in Implant Dentistry. Dr. Martin’s research interests include; dental esthetics, implant surfaces and design and loading protocols. He maintains a practice limited to Prosthodontics within the Center for Implant Dentistry. He lectures both nationally and internationally on esthetic and implant dentistry.


Become part of the Academy, save money on your continuing education, and grow professionally, by REGISTERING NOW. Membership registration closes January 31, 2015. After January 31, each class doubles in price. Act now, and save money on this outstanding member benefit!

2015 Tuition

$250.00 - IDA Member (Membership fee for BOTH classes until January 31, 2015) The best deal, at $20.83 per credit hour!
$550.00 - Out-of-State ADA Member
$750.00 - Non ADA member

After January 31, each class costs $250 for IDA members, space permitting!



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