Continuing Dental Education

UMKC Continuing Education

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016-2017 Course Offerings


EXTENDED CARE PERMIT III TRAINING COURSE – ONLINE & LAB (18 CEUs)
An ONLINE course through the UMKC School of Dentistry
Spring Semester: January – May 2017
Cindy Amyot, RDH, EdD
Kylie Austin, RDH, MSDH

• CE - 18 ADA-Recognized Hours
• College Credit – available on request (UMKC fees per credit hours apply)
Tuition: $625
Deadline to Enroll: January 20, 2017
Audience: Dental Hygienists
Course 1701

Course Objectives:

  • Designed to fulfill the Kansas State Dental Board requirement for dental hygienists who apply for an ECP III Dental Hygiene Permit
  • Dental Hygienists with an ECP III certificate can practice under the sponsorship of a dentist in a variety of public health settings including, schools and long term care facilities in Kansas
  • Upon course completion, participants should be able to:
    1. Describe requirements of ECP III legislation
    2. Assess for recognition and subsequent referral for further dental care
    3. Remove decayed tooth structure using hand instruments
    4. Place various types of temporary restoration
    5. Adjust dentures to relieve sore spots
    6. Place temporary soft re-liners on dentures
    7. Smooth rough tooth surfaces using a slow speed hand piece
    8. Extract primary teeth with Class IV mobility
    9. Manage dental emergencies
    10. Understand various pharmacological agents such as antibiotics and antifungals.

Course Basics:

  • Cost includes the Onsite Hands-On Lab Day Experience & Practical Exam
  • 24/7 online access to topic modules
  • Computer with High Speed Internet Access
  • Microsoft WORD & Power Point

Dr. Cindy Amyot, serves as a professor and the associate dean for Instructional Technology and Faculty Development at the UMKC School of Dentistry. She provides institutional and technological support for this safety net course.

Kylie Austin, serves as a consultant for the UMKC School of Dentistry.  She currently directs this safety net course as well as the ECP-III course.


 

Moderate Enteral Oral Sedation and Emergency Procedures
Hands-on course. Class size is limited.
Thaer Daifallah, DDS
Matthew Hlavacek, DDS, MD
Friday & Saturday, February 17 & 18, 2017
Course 1702 – Lecture/Hands-On
Time:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuition: 
$500 – Dentists
$300 – Dental Hygienists & Dental Assistants
Credits:  16.0 ADA-Recognized Hours
Audience:  Dentists
Course Objectives
• Spectrum of sedation and the limits of enteral sedation
• Patient evaluation and appropriate patient selection, w/ emphasis on recognizing patients at high risk of complications
• Pharmacology of sedative agents including drug interactions
• Appropriate use, limitations of and interpretation of monitors
• Management of emergencies, especially as they pertain to minimal sedation

Thaer Daifallah, DDS, is a board-certified Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon serving as an Assistant Professor and Director of the UMKC Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training program. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2009 and completed residency in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program in 2014, both at UMKC. Dr. Daifallah completed his fellowship in Facial Cosmetic Surgery at Kansas City Surgical Arts Center, and is preparing for the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery certification.

Dr. Daifallah is currently active in clinical research. He has lectured nationally and internationally and has co-authored book chapters on topics related to craniofacial surgery.

Dr. Daifallah has a broad scope of practice in facial cosmetics and oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures and is dedicated to providing excellent care to his patients.

Dr. Matthew Hlavacek is a Missouri native who completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He then matriculated through the UMKC School of Dentistry and the UMKC School of Medicine’s Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program with honors. After his residency he chose to pursue an academic practice at UMKC and the Truman and St Luke's Medical campuses. Through this, he developed an interest in facial cosmetic surgery and decided to pursue a fellowship at the nationally renowned Tulsa Surgical Arts Center for cosmetic surgery. Then, after meeting his wife, he established a private practice where he currently provides oral and maxillofacial and cosmetic services to the Greater Kansas City population and surrounding areas. He continues to maintain an association with the UMKC residency program as an adjunctive faculty member.


 

 


 


 



Nitrous Oxide for the Dentist, Dental Hygienist and Dental Assistant
Hands-on course. Class size is limited.
Scott Gruwell, DDS, MS
Keerthana Satheesh, DDS, MS
Friday & Saturday, February 24-25, 2017
Course 1704 – Lecture/Hands-on
Time:  8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition:  $500
Credits:  16.0 ADA-Recognized Hours
Audience:  Dentists, Dental Hygienists & Dental Assistants
This course will provide dentists with an update in sedation dentistry, hygienists with the necessary training and experience to provide nitrous oxide, and dental assistants with experience and training to monitor in the dental office. This course is extended in length to satisfy both the Kansas and Missouri Dental Boards training requirements.
Course Objectives
• Considerations, indications and contra-indications for using nitrous oxide
• How to take, record and monitor vital signs (pulse, respiration and blood pressure)
• Appropriate steps in the effective administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia
Participants must:
– Submit copy of current CPR Healthcare Provider certification

Dr. Scott Gruwell is the director of Advanced Education in Periodontics Program at the UMKC School of Dentistry. Dr. Gruwell earned his DDS degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio. In 2007, he received his Certificate of Training in Periodontics from the U.S. Air Force at Wilford Hall Medical Center while simultaneously earning his MS degree from the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Gruwell has received the American Academy of Periodontology’s Educator Award and been named the Dental Educator of the Year by the U.S. Air Force Medical Service. He serves as a manuscript peer reviewer for six journals and currently holds a position on the American Academy of Periodontology’s In-service Examination Committee. Dr. Gruwell joined the UMKC faculty in 2016. Additionally, he has held numerous teaching appointments both in and out of the USAF, as well as experience as a full-time private practitioner. Dr. Gruwell remains active in several professional organizations and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

Dr. Keerthana Satheesh completed her DDS degree (2005) and obtained her periodontics certificate (2003) at the UMKC School of Dentistry. She earned an MS degree in dentistry from the University of Minnesota (2006). She has served as a full-time faculty member in the UMKC Department of Periodontics since 2003. At UMKC she has served as director of Advanced Periodontics (2014-2016) and is now the chair of the Department of Periodontics. She also works in private practice in Overland Park, Kan. She has didactic and clinical responsibilities in both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral courses. She is board certified by the American Board of Periodontology and holds a Missouri license in moderate parenteral sedation. Dr. Satheesh has received the AAP Educator award and an ITL fellowship in teaching and learning, and she recently graduated from the ADEA Leadership Institute. She is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Distinguished Teacher award, the David Moore Teaching award, and the Elmer F Pierson Excellence in Teaching Award. She is an active member of several professional organizations and was inducted into the American College of Dentists in 2015.


 

 


Parenteral IV Sedation Re-Certification Course and Emergency Procedures
Hands-on course. Class size is limited.
Thaer Daifallah, DDS
Matthew Hlavacek, DDS, MD
Friday & Saturday, March 10 & 11, 2017
Course 1705 – Lecture/Hands-on
Time:  8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition:  $1,195
Credits:  16.0 ADA-Recognized Hours
Audience:  Dentists
Course Objectives
• Covers comprehensive management of office medical emergencies that can arise during the administration of conscious sedation to dental patients
• Strong emphasis placed on prevention, recognition and practical management of the patient
• Physiological basis for the emergencies will be presented to improve understanding of the treatment concepts

Thaer Daifallah, DDS, is a board-certified Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon serving as an Assistant Professor and Director of the UMKC Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training program. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2009 and completed residency in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program in 2014, both at UMKC. Dr. Daifallah completed his fellowship in Facial Cosmetic Surgery at Kansas City Surgical Arts Center, and is preparing for the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery certification.

Dr. Daifallah is currently active in clinical research. He has lectured nationally and internationally and has co-authored book chapters on topics related to craniofacial surgery.

Dr. Daifallah has a broad scope of practice in facial cosmetics and oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures and is dedicated to providing excellent care to his patients.

Dr. Matthew Hlavacek is a Missouri native who completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He then matriculated through the UMKC School of Dentistry and the UMKC School of Medicine’s Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program with honors. After his residency he chose to pursue an academic practice at UMKC and the Truman and St Luke's Medical campuses. Through this, he developed an interest in facial cosmetic surgery and decided to pursue a fellowship at the nationally renowned Tulsa Surgical Arts Center for cosmetic surgery. Then, after meeting his wife, he established a private practice where he currently provides oral and maxillofacial and cosmetic services to the Greater Kansas City population and surrounding areas. He continues to maintain an association with the UMKC residency program as an adjunctive faculty member.


 

 

 


Infection/Exposure Control in the Oral Healthcare Setting
MaryJane Bruning, RDH, MS
Friday, May 12, 2017
Course 1706 — Lecture
Time:  8:00am – 11:00am
Tuition:  $150
Credits:  3.0 ADA-Recognized Hours
Audience:  Dentists, Dental Hygienists & Dental Assistants
Course Objectives
• Infection control/exposure control protocols to minimize transmission of infections in the clinical process
• Protection of patients and oral healthcare personnel via:
• Direct contact with blood, saliva, other secretions
- Indirect contact with contaminated instruments, operatory equipment, or environmental surfaces
- Airborne contaminants:  droplet spatter and aerosols of infectious body fluids
• Personal Protective Equipment/Standard Precautions
• Environmental Infection Control – Post exposure evaluation and follow up
• Medical records – medical conditions and work restrictions

MaryJane Bruning is a 1982 LSU School of Dentistry graduate with a BS degree in Dental Hygiene. She currently supervises and maintains the Central Sterilization Department at the UMKC School of Dentistry. Bruning also serves as the chairperson on the Committee for Infection Control and is an active member of OSAP (Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention).


 

 

 


Oral Surgery for the General Dentist
Lecture/Hands-on course. Class size is limited.
Thaer Daifallah, DDS
Friday, June 23, 2017
Course 1707 – Lecture/Hands-on
Time:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuition:  $200
Credits:  8.0 ADA-Recognized Hours
Audience:  Dentists
Course Objectives
• Patient evaluation, record keeping, and risk management
• Various surgical techniques and procedures
• Pre-operative evaluation for extractions
• Flap design
• Routine and difficult extractions
• Third molar evaluation and surgery
• Biopsy technique
• Minor pre-prosthetic surgery
• Complications & emergencies

Thaer Daifallah, DDS, is a board-certified Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon serving as an Assistant Professor and Director of the UMKC Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training program. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2009 and completed residency in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program in 2014, both at UMKC. Dr. Daifallah completed his fellowship in Facial Cosmetic Surgery at Kansas City Surgical Arts Center, and is preparing for the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery certification.

Dr. Daifallah is currently active in clinical research. He has lectured nationally and internationally and has co-authored book chapters on topics related to craniofacial surgery.

Dr. Daifallah has a broad scope of practice in facial cosmetics and oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures and is dedicated to providing excellent care to his patients.


 

 

 


Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists (Summer Session Only)
Hands-on course. Class size is limited.
Kenneth Frick, DDS
Liz Kaz, RDH, EdD
Friday & Sunday, July 28 & 30, 2017
Course 1708 – Lecture/Hands-on
Time:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuition:  $1,195
Credits:  24.0 ADA-Recognized Hours
Audience:  Dental Hygienists
Course Objectives
• Identification of hard and soft tissue landmarks
• Safe assembling and handling of the anesthesia armamentarium
• Procedures and precautions for the safe and effective delivery of anesthesia
• Indications and contraindications of various anesthetic agents
• Ability to recognize, manage, and prevent local and systemic complications
• Hands-on experience with maxillary and mandibular injection techniques
• Students will act as peer patients during lab portion of the course
• Course culminates in a written and practical examination

Dr. Frick began his academic career at UMKC in 2013 after 25 years of private practice. He is currently the director of the Advanced Education Program in Endodontics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and holds dental licensure in Arizona, Kansas, and Missouri. He graduated from the UMKC School of Dentistry in 1986 and then completed three years in the USAF as a Dental Officer, receiving advanced training in general dentistry. In 1997 he graduated from Marquette University with a certificate in Endodontics and a Master’s degree in Oral Biology. From 1997 to 2012 he practiced as an endodontist in Scottsdale, Az. His research interests include clinical teaching methodologies and biomaterials.

Dr. Liz Kaz has served on the faculty at the UMKC School of Dentistry since 2015, teaching the Division of Dental Hygiene’s entry-level, degree-completion, and graduate programs. She also serves as the director of the UMKC School of Dentistry’s Continuing Dental Education Department. Dr. Kaz served as the inaugural dental hygiene program director for Waukesha County Technical College and Rio Salado Community College, and recently as the associate dean of education and assessment at Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health. She has been actively involved in dental accreditation since 1997, serving as a curriculum consultant for dental and dental hygiene education. Dr. Kaz’s areas of academic interest include specialized accreditation, program assessment, curriculum, and new program development.


 

 

 


Practicing Dental Hygiene Public Health Safety Net (Online)
Cindy Amyot, RDH, EdD
Kylie Austin, RDH, MSDH
Fall Semester:  August – December 2017
Deadline to Enroll:  August 10, 2017
Course 1709 - Online
Tuition:  $500
CE:  30.0 ADA-Recognized Hours
or
3.0 hours of College Credit (UMKC fees per credit hours apply)
Audience:  Dental Hygienists
Course Objectives
• Designed to give practicing dental hygienist a core understanding of how to enter and work in the dental hygiene safety net
• Increase participant knowledge in the area of public health dentistry:  health promotion, disease prevention, current legislation, evidenced-based treatment, school-based and portable dentistry, coalitions, treating geriatric and disabled populations, and writing and securing grant monies
• Provide background information needed to apply for and utilize ECP I and II permits
• Kansas State Dental Board currently requires educational component to obtain ECP II certification and this course fulfills the requirement
Course Basics
– Online access to 12 topic modules 24/7
– Discussion Board and Blog Posting with other participants
– Full semester to complete all 12 modules
Course Needs
> Computer with High Speed Internet Access
> Microsoft WORD & PowerPoint
> Textbook:  Concepts in Dental Public Health by Jill Mason, RDH, MPH (can be purchased on Amazon.com)


Dr. Cindy Amyot, serves as a professor and the associate dean for Instructional Technology and Faculty Development at the UMKC School of Dentistry. She provides institutional and technological support for this safety net course.
Kylie Austin, serves as a consultant for the UMKC School of Dentistry.  She currently directs this safety net course as well as the ECP-III course.


 

 

 


Management of Dental Trauma in Young Athletes
Presenter and Date:  TBA
Course 1710 — Lecture
Tuition:  $200
Credits:  4.0 ADA-Recognized Hours
Audience:  Dentists, Dental Hygienists & Dental Assistants
Course Objectives:
• Discuss various statistics relating to sports dental-related injuries
• Discuss soft tissue injuries, jaw fractures, TMJ injuries, tooth intrusion, crown and root fractures, and avulsion due to sports accidents
• Explain emergency treatment with sports-related injuries
• Differentiate various observed patterns of mouth guard wearing by males and females, cultural differences, and the influence of peer pressure
• Identify and differentiate the three mouth-guards available and identify the ideal mouth guard
• Presentation of primary and permanent tooth trauma clinical cases


 

 

 


Disaster Response and Forensics for the Dental Professional
Tracy Brookshire, BSDH
Marsha Voelker, CDA, RDH, MS
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Course 1711 – Lecture/Hands-on
Lecture
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuition:  $200
Credits:  6.0 ADA-Recognized Hours
Audience:  Dentists, Dental Hygienists & Dental Assistants
Disaster Response
The Oklahoma City Bombing, 9/11 Terrorist Attacks, Hurricane Katrina, the emergence of active shooters and bombings are etched in our minds. They have changed the course of how we look at disaster response in the United States. We don’t have to sit on the sidelines wishing there was something we could do to help. We as dental professionals can be an integral part of response efforts. Preparedness is the key, so this course will explain what to expect and how to respond in multiple disaster scenarios. Don’t wait until the next disaster strikes. Be part of the solution by responding with a coordinated disaster response team to be the most effective. Unfortunately, it is not if another disaster will happen, it is when. Be there for your community, your state, and your country.
Course Objectives
• Explore concepts of mass triage systems in a disaster event
• Explore roles in disaster response and mass fatality events for dental professionals
Forensic Dentistry
A smile IS worth a thousand words!! Forensic dental identification gives families and friends comfort that their loved one has been positively identified. Mass disaster can also mean mass fatality. Teeth are one of the body’s most resilient substances. Teeth can withstand some of the most horrific events, from extreme heat to terrible trauma. Dental anatomy, with its vast combinations of restorations, missing and present teeth, pulp chambers, root formations and anomalies, can be as significant as a fingerprint. Examine basic methods of forensic dental identification in a mass casualty event. See how we as dental professionals can take our expertise to a whole new level.
Course Objectives
• Identify forensic evidence from disaster and mass casualty events.
• Recognize unique characteristics in various dentitions; missing, restored, unrestored, retained deciduous teeth, and anomalies
• Compare collection and preservation techniques in forensic dentistry
• Identify social, moral and ethical challenges that arise in a mass casualty event
• Discuss the psychological impact in forensic data collection

Tracy Brookshire has been working as a clinical dental hygienist for over 25 years. A 2006 graduate of the UMKC DH Degree Completion Program, Brookshire has been employed as a full-time Champaign County Deputy Coroner since July 2009. Her duties include investigating the cause and manner of death. Tracy has assisted in several dental comparisons during her years as deputy coroner. Tracy also holds a contract position with the Illinois Medical Emergency Response Team (IMERT) as a Regional Training Coordinator. As a member of Federal, State and Regional disaster teams Tracy has attended multiple disaster trainings, drills and deployments. Tracy is also a member of the American Society of Forensic Odontology and an Associate Member of the American Academy of Forensic Science.

Marsha Voelker serves as an associate professor in the UMKC Division of Dental Hygiene where she is the junior clinic coordinator and teaches a broad range of classes including the Forensic Dentistry Practicum. She attended the University of North Carolina where she obtained an MS degree in dental hygiene education with a minor in biological science, a BS degree in dental hygiene and a certificate in dental assisting. She served as a Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Program Director at Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) in Sanford, N.C. She also has worked as a clinical research assistant and certified dental assistant (CDA) in a private practice, university and hospital. She became interested in forensics when she took a Forensic Dentistry course at UNC-Chapel Hill. Voelker was deployed to Joplin, Mo., in May 2011 after it experienced a devastating tornado to assist with identification of the deceased.


 

Save the Date!

DON'T MISS THIS LANDMARK IMPLANT EVENT
September 22–23, 2017
Kansas City, Missouri

Please join the UMKC School of Dentistry for our inaugural Dental Implant Symposium to explore the latest innovations and current concepts in implant dentistry!
Learn from world-renowned scholars in the field, including Dr. Stephen Chu and Dr. Dennis Tarnow, during this truly exceptional educational experience. The Dental Implant Symposium provides you the opportunity to engage with multiple ground-breaking speakers, all in the same location.

You'll also learn from:
• Tara Aghaloo, DDS, MD, PhD — "State of the Art in Managing the Edentulous Patient"
• Lyndon Cooper, DDS, PhD — "Precision as It Impacts the Longevity of Dental Implant Therapy"
• Paul Fletcher, DDS — "Diagnosis and Treatment of Peri-Implant Disease"
• Sanda Moldovan, DDS — "Minimally Invasive Soft Tissue Augmentation Techniques for Peri-Implant Health"

For more information, please contact Amy Widau, coordinator of UMKC Continuing Dental Education, 816-235-2142, widaua@umkc.edu


 


CEREC Hands-On Course
Hands-on course. Class size is limited.
Cynthia Petrie, DDS, MS, FACP
Moid Karwaa, DDS, MS
Lance Godley, DMD
Friday, October 6, 2017
Course 1713 – Lecture/Hands-on
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuition:  $300
Credits:  6.0 ADA-Recognized Hours
Audience:  Dentists, Dental Hygienists & Dental Assistants
Course Objectives
• Didactic and hands-on introduction to current concepts in ceramic restorations, tooth preparation design, and CAD/CAM material selection
• Integrating the digital workflow into the dental office
• Thorough instruction and hands-on use of the popular CAD/CAM systems CEREC Omni-Cam
• Understand principles and manipulate technology behind CAD/CAM restorations
• Initial steps in scanning, designing, and milling an all ceramic restoration

Dr. Cynthia Petrie is the chair of the Department of Restorative Clinical Sciences at the UMKC School of Dentistry and holds the title of Dr. George Tanaka Hawaii Professor of Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Petrie has earned doctor of dental surgery degrees from the University of Athens School of Dentistry and the UMKC School of Dentistry. In 2000, she completed a residency in graduate prosthodontics at the UMKC School of Dentistry and received a Certificate in prosthodontics and a MS degree in oral biology. Dr. Petrie has completed more than 1,000 hours of continuing education and has 32 published articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed dental journals. As a UMKC faculty member, Dr. Petrie earned tenure in the Department of Restorative Dentistry in 2006 and has been teaching dental students the principles of prosthodontics in clinic and didactic courses since 2000. Dr. Petrie has maintained a faculty practice limited to prosthodontics since 2001. She is the Missouri president for the American College of Prosthodontists and a past president of the OKU Rho Chapter. She serves on the Test Construction Committee for the American Dental Association National Dental Board Examination. Dr. Petrie is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Prosthodontics and Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Dr. Petrie is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists.

Dr. Lance W. Godley is an assistant clinical professor at the UMKC School of Dentistry. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry in Gainesville, Fla., where he earned his DDM degree. Before coming to Missouri to teach dentistry, he was in private practice in Naples, Fla., for 18 years. He has always been interested in new technologies, dental materials, and methods of delivery that improve his dentistry for his patients. Dr. Godley used both the Omnicam and Bluecam CEREC machines in his practice for about eight years and continues to keep up with the latest advances in this technology. He was also an in-office trainer for Patterson Supply Company for new owners of CEREC, as well as a CEREC Mentor at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry in Scottsdale, Az.

Dr. Moid Karwaa is a full-time clinical assistant professor at the UMKC School of Dentistry. He is the director of the Dental Occlusion course and co-director of the Advanced Prosthodontics course. Dr. Karwaa graduated from Tripoli University School of Dentistry, Tripoli, Libya, in 2005. He then completed a 12-month GPR at Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt. He completed dual residencies in Aesthetic Dentistry and Prosthodontics at New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Karwaa additionally completed his Master of Science degree in biomaterials with an emphasis on all-ceramic and zirconia dental restorations from New York University College of Dentistry. He has also completed several CEREC training courses under the supervision of Dr. Richard Fox, certified CEREC trainer.


 

 


Nitrous Oxide for the Dentist, Dental Hygienist & Dental Assistant
Hands-on course. Class size is limited.
Scott Gruwell, DDS, MS
Keerthana Satheesh, DDS, MS
Friday & Saturday, October 20 & 21, 2017
Course 1712 – Lecture/Hands-on
Time:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuition:  $500
Credits:  16.0 ADA-Recognized Hours
Audience:  Dentists, Dental Hygienists & Dental Assistants
This course will provide dentists with an update in sedation dentistry, hygienists with the necessary training and experience to provide nitrous oxide, and dental assistants with experience and training to monitor in the dental office. This course is extended in length to satisfy both the Kansas and Missouri Dental Boards training requirements.
Course Objectives
• Considerations, indications and contra-indications for using nitrous oxide
• How to take, record and monitor vital signs (pulse, respiration and blood pressure)
• Appropriate steps in the effective administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia
Participants must:
– Submit copy of current CPR Healthcare Provider certification

Dr. Scott Gruwell is the director of Advanced Education in Periodontics Program at the UMKC School of Dentistry. Dr. Gruwell earned his DDS degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio. In 2007, he received his Certificate of Training in Periodontics from the U.S. Air Force at Wilford Hall Medical Center while simultaneously earning his MS degree from the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Gruwell has received the American Academy of Periodontology’s Educator Award and been named the Dental Educator of the Year by the U.S. Air Force Medical Service. He serves as a manuscript peer reviewer for six journals and currently holds a position on the American Academy of Periodontology’s In-service Examination Committee. Dr. Gruwell joined the UMKC faculty in 2016. Additionally, he has held numerous teaching appointments both in and out of the USAF, as well as experience as a full-time private practitioner. Dr. Gruwell remains active in several professional organizations and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

Dr. Keerthana Satheesh completed her DDS degree (2005) and obtained her periodontics certificate (2003) at the UMKC School of Dentistry. She earned an MS degree in dentistry from the University of Minnesota (2006). She has served as a full-time faculty member in the UMKC Department of Periodontics since 2003. At UMKC she has served as director of Advanced Periodontics (2014-2016) and is now the chair of the Department of Periodontics. She also works in private practice in Overland Park, Kan. She has didactic and clinical responsibilities in both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral courses. She is board certified by the American Board of Periodontology and holds a Missouri license in moderate parenteral sedation. Dr. Satheesh has received the AAP Educator award and an ITL fellowship in teaching and learning, and she recently graduated from the ADEA Leadership Institute. She is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Distinguished Teacher award, the David Moore Teaching award, and the Elmer F Pierson Excellence in Teaching Award. She is an active member of several professional organizations and was inducted into the American College of Dentists in 2015.


For information or to register by phone, call: 
Call the UMKC School of Dentistry, Office of Continuing Dental Education: 
816/235-2142 or 800/643-9671.  Ask for Amy Widau.

Click here to download a registration form you can mail or fax for course enrollment.


Policies and Procedures

CE Credits
The number of continuing education credits you will receive for completing a course is listed in each course description. Participants are given verification of completion at the end of each course. Participants who pre-register will be able to pick up their CE certificates at the end of the day.

Eligibility

Dentists holding degrees from accredited schools are eligible to attend these course, as are laboratory technicians, dental hygienists, dental assistants and other team member where indicated.

Affiliations
The UMKC School of Dentistry is not responsible for providing liability or malpractice insurance in workshop courses. Participants enrolled in course which requires patient will be asked to provide proof of such insurance coverage

Eligibility
Dentists holding degrees from accredited schools are eligible to attend these course, as are laboratory technicians, dental hygienists, dental assistants and other team member where indicated.

Affiliations
The UMKC School of Dentistry is not responsible for providing liability or malpractice insurance in workshop courses. Participants enrolled in course which requires patient will be asked to provide proof of such insurance coverage

Accreditation

University of Missouri of Kansas City School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. 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 credits hours by boards of dentistry. The current term of approval extends May 2016 through June 2019.

The University of Missouri of Kansas City School of Dentistry is 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 the 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 6/1/2015 to 5/30/2019. Provider number 214214.

Accommodating People with Disabilities
If you are a person with a disability and desire special accommodations, please advise us at the time of registration. Requests will be kept confidential. People with speech or hearing impairment can contact the University by using Relay Missouri, (800) 735-2966) (TT) or (800) 735-2466 (Voice)

Confirmation
Your confirmation letter/payment receipt will be E-mailed from the continuing education office upon course registration. In addition, you will also receive a USPS mailed confirmation letter and map of the area with parking information/parking pass approximately two weeks prior to the course date.

Course Changes/Cancellation & Refund Policy
UMKC School of Dentistry’s Continuing Dental Education department reserves the right to cancel or modify a course when circumstances warrant, including insufficient enrollment. Dates, faculty or course content will be changed only when unavoidable. If a course has been cancelled, participants will be notified and a refund will be issued in the same form as your original payment for the course. The Continuing Dental Education department cannot be responsible for non-refundable airfare or other expenses in the event of a course cancellation.

A full refund less $50 processing fee, will be issued for all cancellations received in writing 2 weeks prior to the course date. A 50% refund, less the $50 processing fee, will be given for cancellations received in writing 1 week prior to course start date, with NO refunds thereafter. Refunds will not be provided for same-day cancellations or no-shows. Refunds cannot be given for cancellations on or after the course start date. Tuition paid by credit card will need to be refunded back to the card charged for the tuition. Since we do not keep credit card numbers on file, we will contact you directly if a refund needs to be issued. Please allow two to six weeks for all refunds. The telephone number for the Office of Continuing Dental Education accepts messages 24 hours a day (816) 235-2142.

It is the responsibility of the participant to contact the Continuing Dental Education office to confirm receipt of cancellation request. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of tuition. Proof of request may be required.

Disclaimer
The University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Dentistry has an obligation to disseminate new knowledge in the dental field. Some new knowledge or techniques may be considered controversial. Sponsorship of a continuing education program by the UMKC School of Dentistry does not necessarily imply product or techniques endorsement.

We encourage you to register early!This will enable us to protect course enrollment and avoid any unnecessary cancellation of a course.

UMKC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution.