New Therapies and Current Controversies in Dentistry

New Therapies and Current Controversies in DentistryKiawah Island

July 24-26, 2015

Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Presented by Augusta University Dental College of Georgia
and Division of Professional and Community Education

This comprehensive and interdisciplinary program will include new diagnostic and surgical techniques along with cutting-edge materials that are continually being introduced into the field of dental medicine. These advances have placed an increased burden on the oral health care provider to integrate the technical aspects of dentistry with the global medical care of the patient and at times have created controversies regarding the evidence behind their use. This comprehensive and interdisciplinary program, appropriate for general dentists and specialists alike, as well as hygienists and dental assistants, features several presentations throughout the three-day course addressing new treatments and current controversies in dental medicine including oral and maxillofacial surgery, new adhesives and dental materials, geriatric dentistry, oral care of the cancer patient, and the diagnosis and management of taste and smell disorders.

This course should enable participants to:
• Discuss prevention strategies in patients with xerostomia and salivary hypofunction
• Discuss various restorative techniques to be considered in patients with xerostomia
• Identify the most common oral complications of radiation therapy
• Describe the oral health care professional’s role in the management of cancer patients
• Examine different treatment interventions for oral complications of radiation therapy and chemotherapy
• Become aware of the roles of solvent and enzymatic activity in degradation of dentin bonds
• Become aware of the limited enamel etch produced by self-etching resins
• Become aware of clinical techniques to minimize the detrimental effects of these
• Discuss the most common medical emergencies in the dental office
• Develop a protocol to manage common medical emergencies
• Review complex oral and maxillofacial complications in general practice

General Dentists, Specialists, Hygienists and Assistants

The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

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The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University designates this activity for 12.25 continuing education credits.
01/01/14 – 12/31/17

The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership credit. The current term of  acceptance extends from 01/01/14 – 12/31/17.

Location: Sessions will be held in the Turtle Point Club House at the Kiawah Resort, Kiawah Island, SC
Friday, July 24, 2015
12:30 p.m. Registration (Turtle Point)
1:00 p.m. Welcome and Introduction to Weekend – Dr. Scott De Rossi
1:15 p.m. Diagnosis and Management of Taste and Smell Disorders – Dr. Scott De Rossi
People with taste disorders may taste things that aren’t there, may not be able to tell the difference in tastes, or can’t taste at all. People with smell disorders may lose their sense of smell, or things may smell different. A smell they once enjoyed may now smell bad to them. Many illnesses and injuries can cause taste and smell disorders, as can drugs. Most people lose some ability to taste and smell as they get older. Treatment varies, depending on the problem and its cause. This lecture will review the evaluation and management of these complex patients.
3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Sedation in the Dental Office – Dr. Martin Salgueiro
Dental anxiety can be a barrier to the patient to seek dental treatment and a challenge to the treating dental team. An overview of the available pharmacological means to managethe anxious patient in the dental office is presented. The advantages and  disadvantages as well as indications and contraindications of each sedation modality are discussed.
5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
Saturday, July 25, 2015
7:15 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:45 a.m. Oral Care of the Cancer Patient – Dr. Katharine Ciarrocca
Patients with head and neck cancer can have significant oral complications due to the cancer and its treatment. Radiation therapy and cytotoxic medications can cause immunosuppression, debilitating and painful effects on the oral mucosa, can increase the risk of infection, and can have devastating effects on the teeth and jaw bone. Medically necessary oral care before, during, and after cancer treatment can prevent and reduce the incidence and severity of oral complications, improve quality of life, patient compliance which would be translated into more successful cancer eradication and improvement in survival.
9:45 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. I Should Just Buy the Newest Adhesive…Right? – Dr. William Brackett
This clinically-oriented presentation compares new and conventional cements and  adhesives. It includes techniques to optimize dentin and enamel bonding and bond durability, with both etching and self-etching resins, and to optimize adhesive cementation. It provides a practical and evidencebased approach to sound decision-making regarding  dental materials in the dental office.
Noon Adjourn
Sunday, July 26, 2015
7:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast
 7:45 a.m. Management of Medical Emergencies – Dr. Martin Salgueiro
This course is designed to improve your ability to plan for, manage and handle office medical emergencies as part of the dental team. It also includes a discussion of the importance of a thorough health history in dealing with medical emergencies, background information on emergencies, vitals and what should be included in office emergency equipment.  Scenarios of medical emergency situations and how to handle
them will also be discussed.
9:45 a.m. Break (please check-out of resort at this time)
10:00 a.m. Xerostomia & Root Caries: Related Treatment Challenges – Dr. Katharine Ciarrocca
Xerostomia has many causes, from local salivary disorders to a multitude of medications and systemic diseases. Persistent xerostomia and salivary dysfunction can produce significantand permanent oral ramifications and can impair a person’s quality of life. Dentists need to be familiar with these oral manifestations and how they will impact the dentistry that is performed.
Noon Adjourn


Dr. De Rossi

Scott S. De Rossi, DMD, Professor of Oral Medicine and Chairman of Oral Health Diagnostic Sciences, received his dental degree and postdoctoral training in oral medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Dr. De Rossi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine. He received an Earl Bank Hoyt Teaching Award from the University of Pennsylvania, where he held a faculty position before joining Augusta University. He is a co-author of Burket’s Oral Medicine textbook and teaches, has a clinical practice limited to Oral Medicine, and does research and publishes extensively on all aspects of oral medicine. He is the 2011 recipient of the IADR Innovation in Oral Care Award for his research in dry mouth.

Dr. Brackett William W. Brackett, DDS, MSD, received his Master’s degree in operative dentistry from Indiana University, and has 7 years experience in full-time private practice. He has held full-time appointments in operative dentistry at Indiana University, Ohio State University, University of Tennessee, and University of Nebraska, and currently professor and acting director, section of operative dentistry, and professor of fixed prosthodontics in the Department of Oral Rehabilitation, Augusta University Dental College of Georgia. The author of more than 70 scientific articles, Dr. Brackett has conducted research on dentin and enamel adhesion under the tutelage of Dr. David Pashley, and is a scientific reviewer for nine dental journals.
Dr. Ciarrocca Katharine Ciarrocca, DMD, MSEd., received her DMD from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also completed postdoctoral training in Oral Medicine and a master’s degree in education. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine. At Augusta University, Dental College of Georgia (Augusta University CDM), she is an Assistant Professor with joint appointments in the Department of Oral Rehabilitation and the Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences. Of her professional accomplishments, she is most proud of being the faculty advisor of the Geriatrics program as well as the “Dentists for Della” service program at Augusta University CDM.
Dr. Salgueiro Martin Salgueiro, DDS, Assistant Professor of the Augusta University Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, received his dental degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1996. Dr. Salgueiro completed his internship at Vanderbilt University in 2005 and a residency program in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at MCG/Augusta University in 2009. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a lead member of Augusta University’s interdisciplinary head and neck tumor board. His clinical and research interests include: Dentoalveolar Surgery, Maxillofacial trauma and reconstruction, and Orthognathic Surgery.


FEES Before June 25  After June 25  On-Site 
Dentist $555 $595 $595
Dentist with Auxiliary $755 $795 $795
Additional Auxiliary $255 $295 $295
New Graduate 2013-2014 $275 $325 $325


The registration fee, less a $75 administrative charge, is refundable if notice of cancellation is received by July 10, 2015. Register early to ensure your place.


  • Mail the REGISTRATION FORM>>  with payment to: Division of Professional and Community Education, Augusta University, 919 15th Street, Augusta, Georgia 30912
  • Fax the   REGISTRATION FORM>>  with credit card payment to 706-721-4642.
  • Call the Division of Professional and Community Education at 706-721-3967 or 1- 800-221-6437

Kiawah Island Resort
Located just 21-miles south of beautiful and historic Charleston, South Carolina, Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers an unmatched golf experience with  a unique combination of distinctive golf courses, a spectacularly beautiful natural setting, luxurious resort amenities and gracious hospitality. Golf is the most popular activity on the resort with five championship courses led by the world-famous Ocean Course, site of the 1991 Ryder Cup and the 2012 PGA Championship. Additionally, the resort is renowned for its tennis. Tennis Resorts Online ranks it as the No. 1 tennis resort in the world, a spot it has held for seven of the last eight years. Kiawah has recently received an impressive array of rankings in various magazine readers’ polls proving that service is still king on Kiawah Island.Golf at Kiawah

• No. 4 island in the world (behind Maui, Kauai & Maldives) –Conde Nast Traveler Magazine
• 2012 Happiest Seaside Town – Coastal Living Magazine
• Among the Top 10 beaches in America – Dr. Stephen Leatherman (aka Dr. Beach)
• No. 4 Resorts on the U.S. – Conde Nast Traveler Magazine
• No. 4 Golf Resort in the world – Andrew Harper Readers’ Choice award
• Golf Magazine Platinum Resort
• Forbes Five Star-rated spa (since 2006)

With 10 miles of stunning shoreline and an unmatched golf experience, Kiawah Island Golf Resort is one of America’s top vacation destinations. In addition to the five championship golf courses, two tennis centers, it is known as one of the top eco-friendly resorts in the U.S. and has a world-renowned recreation and nature program.

Please complete the  LODGING FORM>> and mail directly to: Reservations Department, Kiawah Island Golf Resort, 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC29455.

You may fax reservations by credit card to 843-768-2736. If calling in your reservations, 800-654-2924, please identify your group as Augusta University and/or the group booking number 11309. Deadline for making reservations is June 23, 2015. Reservations received after this date  will be filled on a space-and-rate-available basis.

Comfort Zone
Although every effort will be made to have a comfortable temperature in the meeting room, we realize that everyone’s comfort zone is different.  Please bring a jacket or light wrap in case the room is too cool for your comfort.

Special Needs
The Augusta University Division of Professional and Community Education complies with the Americans With Disabilities Act. If you require special services, facilities or dietary considerations (vegetarian or otherwise) to support your participation in this continuing education program,   contact the conference coordinator at 800-221-6437 or 706-721-3967.