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The Philadelphia County Dental Society presents

The 2017 Liberty Continuing Education Series

at the Philadelphia Hilton City Avenue Hotel
4200 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

FOUR full-day programs are scheduled at the SPECIAL MEMBER TUITION OF $480.00 (individual full-day courses, $175.00/PCDS Member Dentist)

Programs begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude by 3:30 p.m. (unless otherwise stated). Continuing education credits awarded; hours will be deducted for those who arrive late and/or leave prior to conclusion.

In recognition of the need for quality continuing education, and in an effort to make such programs attractive and accessible to members, the Philadelphia County Dental Society proudly presents this package as a MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT. Every effort is made to bring you outstanding programs at minimal cost to you.

Information and materials presented by clinicians are intended for your personal evaluation and are not necessarily endorsed by the Philadelphia County Dental Society. The Society does not express or imply that individual courses will be accepted for various state mandatory continuing education requirements. The individual license holder must consult the regulations pertaining to your state/s.

NO REFUNDS on courses purchased as part of the CE package.
Each full-day program includes lunch and FREE parking validation. At the end of each calendar year, we provide you with an annual transcript of all courses you attended through PCDS.

NOT a PCDS Member?? ADA members may become Associate Members of the Society. Dues are $157 for the calendar year (no pro-rating). Contact the PCDS Executive Office (215-925-6050) for an application (or become a member through the web site: www.philcodent.org), and then register for courses at the LOW member rate.

NOT an ADA Member?? Contact us about the Liberty Enrollment Program that will enable you to register for courses at the LOW member rate.

The Philadelphia County Dental Society has been granted approval as an ADA CERP recognized provider as a component member of the Pennsylvania Dental Association. 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. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org.cerp.

The Philadelphia County Dental Society has been designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2016 to 12/31/2019. Provider ID: 212415.

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CE 51 - Wednesday - March 22, 2017

9:00 to 11:00 a.m. - Pennsylvania Dental Association Program: Child Abuse Recognition & Reporting for Dental Professionals

PDA's program, Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting for Dental Professionals, is approved by the Department of Human Services and the PA State Board of Dentistry and will fulfill Act 31 mandatory CE requirements for licensed dental professionals (dentists, hygienists and EFDAs). PDA's program is custom designed for dental professionals and offers two CE credits that can be applied toward the hours you need to renew your dental license.

NOTE: You must be present for the entire program in order to receive credit/certification. Allow sufficient time for traffic, parking and program sign-in. More information will be mailed with course ticket. No on-site registration for this program. Seating capacity limited application deadline for this program is March 15 or when all tickets have been sold - whichever occurs first. Written requests for refunds must be received no later than March 15 - no refunds for any reason after March 15. 2 CE credits for this program to be issued by PDA. Attendance certificate will be distributed after the program.

The PDA program is included in the CE package tuition but may be ordered as a single event - to order ONLY this program, see "CE 00" on Reservation Form

1:00 to 3:00 p.m. - Dr. Rochelle G. Lindemeyer - It's All about the Kids

Pediatric Dentistry is an ever changing field with evolving materials and methods. This course will provide information on the most updated restorative techniques, pulp therapy, prevention and trauma management for the child. Expand the number and improve the quality of pediatric dental services rendered in your private practice. (2 CE credits)

presented in cooperation with Dentsply/Sirona
Participating partners include: Garfield Refining, PDAIS, The Insurance Agency for Dentists

3:15 to 5:15 p.m. - CPR Recertification - additional fee required - see "CP 58" on Reservation Form

Recertification card will be awarded at the completion of the program. no admittance - and no refund - for those who arrive after the program begins. you must be present from 3:15 until the conclusion of the program in order to receive your recertification. written requests for refunds must be received no later than march 15 - no refunds for any reason after march 15.

CE 53 - Friday - May 19, 2017

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Dr. Daniel H. Ward - Less is More - Incorporating Minimally Invasive Techniques into Your Office Treatment Protocols

The movement in healthcare has been towards less invasive methods. Modern dentistry is following this trend with the development of new preventive techniques and improved direct restorative materials. With the aging demographics of our population, it is important to use age appropriate restorative materials. Xerostomia is a problem with patients who take ever-increasing medications, so remineralizing bioactive materials are useful. Glass Ionomer restorative materials can serve as a therapeutic restorative material, reducing post-operative sensitivity and potential recurrent decay. Universal bonding agents simplify the bonding process and allow the dentist to use their preferred etching method. Bulk fill composites with optimized nano-filler particles and non-bis-GMA resins decrease wear, polymerization shrinkage stress and optimize optical qualities. Predictable class II restorations require specific skills and techniques to achieve reliable success. This course is an excellent way to update your skills using the latest restorative materials. (7 CE credits)

presented in cooperation with The Catapult Elite Group
Participating partners include: Dentsply/Sirona, Garfield Refining, PDAIS, PNC Bank, The Insurance Agency for Dentists

CE 54 - Wednesday, September 13, 2017

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Dr. Jeffrey W. Horowitz - I've Got a Few Tricks up My Sleeve! Tips to Make Everyday Procedures a Little Bit Easier

Call me experienced, seasoned or just plain old, but in more than 24 years of practicing dentistry, I have been fortunate enough to pick up tricks and tips from some of the greatest minds in dentistry while developing a few of my own. In this course, I will share many of the time saving (and sometimes procedure-saving) tricks that have had the greatest impact on the procedures I perform most. From diagnosis to restorative material choices through clinical execution, the objective of this course is to not have ANY dentist or assistant leave without ten new ideas they can implement immediately. At the conclusion of this course, participants should expect to understand: how to identify the most troublesome procedures in general practice, beginning with the diagnostic opinion; how to treatment plan toward reducing the risk for negative outcomes; how to make material choices that can reduce the risk for negative outcomes; new procedures that will help the practitioner overcome every-day obstacles while building the practice. (7 CE credits)

presented in cooperation with The Catapult Elite Group
Participating partners include: Dentsply/Sirona, Garfield Refining, PDAIS, PNC Bank, The Insurance Agency for Dentists

CE 55 - Friday - November 10, 2017

8:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Dr. Lou Graham - The Geriatric Boom... Understanding this Unique Population and All That We Can Do for Them in All Phases of Their Oral Health

The biggest boom in dentistry will be the ever growing geriatric population. What is a geriatric patient? Is it age dependent and the answer is not really! Decisions are often very challenging on what is best for the patient. Treatment planning and case presentations will be shown for this growing segment within our practices. Topics include: prevention is for all ages and doesn't stop here; customizing your approaches for plaque, xerostomia and so much more; reparative dentistry, when, where and why and what materials are best to utilize; grafting decisions and why you need to incorporate these into your practice; direct restorative materials that are must haves for this group; indirect options that are essential to understand and how embrasures and margins are age dependent; long term temporaries for those patients in medical and age related situations that can give you years of service. (7 CE credits)

presented in cooperation with The Catapult Elite Group
Participating partners include: Dentsply/Sirona, Garfield Refining, PDAIS, PNC Bank, The Insurance Agency for Dentists

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The General Assembly passed SB 1202, legislation that requires the following of health care providers:
Dispensers and prescribers applying to renew their licenses or certificates must complete at least two hours of CE in pain management, identification of addiction or the practice of prescribing or dispensing of opioids as a portion of the total CE required for biennial renewal. Licensing boards are tasked with working with the Department of State to approve courses for pain management, identification of addiction and the practices of prescribing and dispensing of opioids.

The law has been signed by Governor Wolf as Act 124 and takes effect January 1, 2017. However the continuing education requirements will NOT BE NECESSARY TO RENEW YOUR DENTAL LICENCE IN 2017. Two hours of continuing education programs, as approved by the State Board of Dentistry, in pain management, identification of addiction, or the practices of prescribing and dispensing of opioids will be required for renewal of your license in 2019.

Philadelphia County Dental Society
One Independence Place
241 South 6th Street, Unit #C3101
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Telephone: (215) 925-6050 Fax: (215) 925-6998

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