2012 AAWD Annual Meeting Returns to Chicago
"Knowledge is Power”
June 28-30, 2012
Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile | 633 St. Clair, Chicago
Book your room reservations for $189/night by calling 1-800-223-1234 and referencing the AAWD Annual Meeting.
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"Knowledge is Power”
June 28-30, 2012
Chicago is the backdrop for the AAWD’s 91st Annual Meeting and Conference, Knowledge is Power. Get ready for a weekend that will not only excite you, but give you a sampling on a broad range of topics you might not get anywhere else.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Opening Welcome Reception with Mila Grigg, President of MODA Image Consulting.
It is human nature for people to form opinions about you from the moment they first see you. This painful fact is based upon a study done by Harvard University which said a long-lasting and comprehensive first impression is made within the first two seconds of meeting someone. Without even realizing it, you may be sabotaging your future. If you are like most people today, you just do not have the time to work on the most important part of your outer self. Success for individuals and corporation begins with first impressions. MODA turn first impressions into better relationships and a better you!
Friday, June 29, 2012
6:30 – 7:30 a.m.
On Friday, the day begins with an early morning yoga class, taught by our own Director of Health Awareness, Dr. Katie Hotaling. Whether you are new or an experienced yogi, this is a great way to start the day.
Friday, June 29, 2012
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Gender Differences in the Development and Progression of the Destructive Periodontal Disease
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Dr. Mark Reynolds, Chair, and Director of Postgraduate Periodontics, of the University of Maryland BCDS, will discuss the landmark study that examined evidence for a biologic basis for a sexual dimorphism, or the differences in susceptibility, to periodontal disease between men and women. In his findings, he and his research team concluded that sex steroids exert effects on multiple ways on the immune system regulation of inflammation. They also concluded that the root of the difference may be genetic.
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch with the Exhibitors
Enjoy a buffet lunch while you learn about the newest products on the market, browse the Silent Auction Items and pick your favorite Best New Product for Women for 2012.
1:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Osteoporosis: Keeping Your Bones in Balance
Dr. Sharon C. Siegel
The Surgeon General recently published an exhaustive report on "Bone Health and Osteoporosis,” describing how osteoporosis affects millions in this country. Women are preferentially affected but men and adolescents are being diagnosed in increasing numbers. Learn if you or your patients could be at risk for osteoporosis, how to prevent osteoporosis and the dental/oral health implications. Discover how the dentist may one day be the key diagnostician for osteoporosis. Balance training is a key element in protecting yourself and your patients from devastating falls. 1. Define osteoporosis and how it affects both men and women.2. Understand the three major contributing factors to good bone health.3. Discuss and understand screening tests and drugs used for osteoporosis.4. Understand how dental radiography may be a critical screening tool for osteoporosis.5. Discuss the literature evidence base of the effects of osteoporosis and oral health.6. Discuss the etiology and prevention of "Bisphosphonate Associate Osteonecrosis/BON” or "Osteonecrosis of the Jaws/ONJ”.7. Learn exercises to do balance training to prevent falls as you get older.
Sharon C. Siegel, D.D.S., M.S. is Chair and Professor in the Section of Prosthodontics at the Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, and an Associate member of the Graduate Faculty at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Dr. Siegel holds a Master’s Degree in Oral Biology and a certificate in Prosthodontics. She is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists, a Fellow of the American and International College of Dentists and she is a 2006 Fellow of the ADEA Leadership Institute. She has lectured internationally, has conducted research and published extensively in the field of dental cutting. She an Associate Editor on the Clinical Reports for the Journal of Prosthodontics. She holds a patent on a dental device. She has lectured about and is passionate about improving Women’s Heath and Women’s Health Issues.
3:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Repairing Porcelain Crowns
Robert Mopper, Jr.
(Limited Class Size, Extra Fee Required)
Repairing Porcelain Crowns is the topic of our hands-on session (limited class size, extra fee required) which will be taught with expert care by Robert Mopper of Cosmedent.
Hands-On Session Sponsored by Cosmedent.
3:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Pearls of Wisdom
Our popular student session features a "Pearls of Wisdom” format, where women dentists will share the pearls of
5:30 – 8:30
Wine & Cheese Reception
AAWD Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet
This fabulous day is capped off by our wine and cheese cocktail reception and Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting featuring the presentation of the 2012 Lucy Hobbs Taylor Award Winner and election of the 2013 AAWD Board of Directors. Who will win? Find out on Friday, June 29, 2012.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
6:30 – 7:30 a.m.
The meeting continues Saturday, with another early morning yoga session with Dr. Katie Hotaling.
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Your Cash Flow Options
A Presentation by PNC Bank
PNC understands the complexity of the healthcare industry, and knows a generic approach to banking services isn’t the right solution for your unique financial challenges. Our healthcare banking specialists can deliver specialized experience and customized solutions. Our CFO: Cash Flow Options provide you with the tools and resources you need to improve the revenue cycle management of your practice - from the first dollar forward.
9:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Clinical Pearls – "Top Tips”
Dr. LeeAnn Brady
Dr. LeeAnn Brady will share some of her "Top Tips" in a session sponsored by Ivoclar Vivadent. Don't miss this lively and informative session with this dynamic speaker.Sponsored by: Ivoclar Vivodent
11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch with the exhibitors – make your final bids on the Silent Action, and learn the 2012 AAWD Winner of the Best New Product for Women.
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Managing Older Adults in Your Practice
Dr. Janet Yellowitz
Dr. Janet Yellowitz is the director of Geriatric Dental Programs at the University of Maryland Dental School. She was the president of the Special Care Dentistry Association (2008-2009), and the past-president of the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry (ASGD).
Older adult dental patients are a unique, heterogeneous group of individuals, often presenting with complex medical and cognitive conditions. Providing care to older adults can be easily facilitated with appropriate knowledge and skills. Key topics will include approaches to optimally address: age-related physical changes, recognizing and working with those with cognitive impairments and ensuring good quality care to older adults.The participant will be able to:Identify easy techniques to improve the outcome of an older adults' dental visit. Identify the impact of age-related physical and cognitive changes to older adults' perception of oral health. Identify ways to recognize signs and symptoms of cognitive loss. Identify management and treatment modalities when treating adults with cognitive changes. Discuss approaches to ensure improved oral health to future elderly dental patients.
3:15 – 5:30
"It’s more than pearly whites."
Ms. Christy Demetrakis, President and Founder, Empowered Speakers.
In your role as a dental professional, you have many opportunities to touch and improve lives. However, this impact extends beyond the work of your hands. The biggest impact is in what you say and how you say it. People remember what you say and what you do. If you want to be an influencer in your organization and community and want to make a difference, effective communication and presentation skills are critical. "It’s more than pearly whites” will teach you techniques to help you become a more confident, dynamic and influential speaker.Christy has spent the last 18 years working in Fortune 500 companies in Sales and Management. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communications and Radio Television from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and a Masters in Business Administration. She is a member of the Network of Executive Women, the African American Chamber of Commerce, and Professional Speakers Bureau International. She is also the founder of "Failure No Option", a small business mentoring program designed to coach new entrepreneurs on the steps to creating a strong foundation for their start up business. She lives in Kentucky with her husband, two children, and the sweetest dog in the world.
Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile | 633 N. St. Clair | Chicago, IL 60611| Special AAWD Room Rates: $189/night
Reservations: 1-800-233-1234 - Contact the hotel directly by Monday, May 28. 2012 and reference the AAWD Annual Meeting to receive the discounted room rates. Reservations made after this date are subject to space and rate availability. Rate: Single/Double $189/night.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry. Program Approval for Continuing Education [PACE] through program approval of the American Association of Women Dentists. AAWD is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit. A maximum of 15 CE hours will be awarded for this program