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THURSDAY, JULY 14


10 a.m.-Noon
Dental Practice Estate Planning: How to Handle the Unexpected Death of a Practice Owner (2 CEUs)
Stuart J. Oberman

Attendees will learn why every dental practice owner must be prepared for an unexpected death, and what happens to a dental practice when an owner passes away. Learning objectives: Learn how simple estate planning can prevent enormous complications and financial devastation if an owner passes away; how to handle the complex probate process; what happens if there is no will; steps to consider in the sale of a dental practice; how to avoid losing 25-35 percent value per month; and Georgia Board of Dentistry requirements when a practice owner passes away.

Stuart J. Oberman is the founder and President of Oberman Law Firm. Mr. Oberman has been practicing law for over 22 years, and before going in to private practice, Mr. Oberman was in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 Company. Mr. Oberman represents dental clients through the United States in a wide range of areas, including mergers & acquisitions, partnership agreements, commercial real estate, entity formation, employment law, commercial leasing, intellectual property, and HIPAA/OSHA compliance.


2:00-3:30 p.m.
Future of Dentistry (1.5 CEUs)
Dr. Mark Causey, Dr. Colin Richman, Dr. James Lopez, Dr. Mark Stevens

Dentistry, like all health disciplines, continues to see advances in technology, technique and materials. The future of dentistry is bright and part of an ever-changing landscape in health care delivery. Join leaders in their area of dental specialty—Dr. Mark Causey, Orthodontics; Dr. Colin Richman, Periodontics; Dr. James Lopez, Pediatric Dentistry; and Dr. Mark Stevens, Oral Surgery—as they discuss the cutting edge developments in their specialty. There will be a Q&A session following the presentations. Learning Objectives:

1. Learn about new technology, techniques, and materials in four specialty areas of dentistry.
2. Learn how to incorporate these innovations into your general dental practice and your dental specialist referral network to maximize delivery of care for your patients.

Dr. Causey is a board certified orthodontist who currently owns three practices throughout North Georgia. He received his orthodontic certificate from the Medical College of Georgia in 2012 and his dental degree there as well. He is the current president of the Georgia Orthodontists Foundation.

Dr Richman completed his residency in Periodontics at the University of Connecticut. He held a faculty position at Emory University School of Dentistry, then began a private practice limited to Periodontics and Implant Dentistry that he has nurtured for the past 30 years. Dr. Richman is an assistant professor in the Department of Periodontics at the Augusta University and has delivered more than 350 continuing education programs both in the US and abroad. He is the director of the Seattle Study Club of Atlanta.

Dr. Lopez maintains a private practice devoted to orthodontics and pediatric dentistry in Columbus, Georgia. He received his dental degree and certificates in pedodontics and orthodontics from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences. He is the Western District Trustee on the GDA Board of Trustees and active in GDA governance.

Dr. Stevens is Professor and Chairman of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department at The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University. He is the past Associate Professor of Surgery and Program Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He was director of that school's Orthognathic Surgery and TMJ Center. He is a diplomat of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He also served on the ABOMS (American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons) as a board examiner for seven years. Dr. Stevens is recognized nationally and internationally in the field of cranio-maxillary fracture repair and is an AO/ASIF (Association for the study of internal rigid fixation) faculty member.


3:30-5:30 p.m.
2016 Legal Trends and Updates: What Every Practice Owner Must Know (2 CEUs)

Stuart J. Oberman
This course is designed to provide attendees a broad overview of common legal issues that every practice owner must know. Topics will include: employee embezzlement and warning signs, dental practice management, intellectual property protection, OSHA whistleblower statutes, U.S. Department of Labor audits and how to be prepared in the event you find your office involved in one, basics of dental office employment law, guidelines for risk management, cyber security risks and breaches, arbitration agreements, HIPAA compliance, and dental board complaints. There will be a Q&A session following the presentation. Learning objectives: Attendees will learn how to best prepare and protect their office, their employees, and themselves in the event of any legal issues.

Stuart J. Oberman is the founder and President of Oberman Law Firm. Mr. Oberman has been practicing law for over 22 years, and before going in to private practice, Mr. Oberman was in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 Company. Mr. Oberman represents dental clients through the United States in a wide range of areas, including mergers & acquisitions, partnership agreements, commercial real estate, entity formation, employment law, commercial leasing, intellectual property, and HIPAA/OSHA compliance.

FRIDAY, JULY 15


1-5 p.m.
Part I: Soft Tissue Development in the Esthetic Zone (4 CEUs)
Dr. George F. Priest

Esthetic implant restorations require a sound understanding of peri-implant profiles and a technical foundation of appropriate implant components. As a critical member of the implant team, the restorative dentist or prosthodontist is primarily seen as the clinician providing the definitive implant restoration. That role, however, extends far beyond hard tissue esthetics and includes a significant responsibility in soft tissue development which is necessary for optimal esthetic outcomes. This session will include a discussion on immediate placement and aesthetic restoration of implants in appropriate situations. Dr. Priest will examine restorative dentist/oral surgeon collaboration to achieve optimal peri-implant profiles primarily with anatomically contoured provisional restorations and definitive abutment and crown contours that maintain long-term soft tissue stability. The use of digital dentistry to facilitate procedures will be explored. Step-by-step clinical examples and videos demonstrate provisional restoration techniques. Results are examined from initial treatment to long-term follow-up for periods of over 20 years. Your learning objectives in conjunction with Part II:

1. Adopt surgical and restorative protocols that maximize soft tissue potential of single and multiple implants
2. Create esthetic chairside implant provisional restorations
3. Optimize implant sulcular profiles in the esthetic zone
4. Develop anatomical periimplant esthetics for single and multiple edentulous spaces and completely edentulous patients
5. Communicate tissue contours to the laboratory via accurate impression and scanning techniques


SATURDAY, JULY 16


8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Part II: Contemporary Options for Edentulous Patients (4 CEUs)
Dr. George F. Priest

Technological innovations in materials and techniques offer superior esthetics and long-term durability to prostheses for edentulous patients.  Beginning with conventional dentures and progressing to removable and fixed implant prostheses, Dr. Priest will feature treatment options that demonstrate proven longevity for edentulous mandibles and maxillae. Clinical examples and video segments will demonstrate expedited and accurate prosthetically driven implant placement; CAD/CAM designed and manufactured frameworks that are precise and long-lasting; and improved resins and ceramics for stronger and more lifelike tooth. Your learning objectives in conjunction with Part I:

1. Adopt surgical and restorative protocols that maximize soft tissue potential of single and multiple implants
2. Create esthetic chairside implant provisional restorations
3. Optimize implant sulcular profiles in the esthetic zone
4. Develop anatomical periimplant esthetics for single and multiple edentulous spaces and completely edentulous patients
5. Communicate tissue contours to the laboratory via accurate impression and scanning techniques

1:30-3:30 p.m.
Dental Implants and the Periodontium, Peri-Implantitis, and the Maintenance of Dental Implants (2 CEUs)
Dr. Samuel Norris

The course will address the anatomy of the periodontium; etiology and pathogenesis of peri-implantitis; etiology of periodontal diseases; diagnosing peri-implantitis; implant maintenance; special considerations; and surgical procedures to treat peri-implantitis. At the conclusion of this course aimed at the general practitioner, the audience should have a better understanding of the following learning objectives:

• Tissues supporting natural teeth
• Tissues supporting implants
• Etiology and Diagnosis of Peri-implantitis
• Mucogingival aspects of dental implants
• Periodontal Maintenance
• Maintenance of Dental Implants
• Treatment of the Ailing or Failing Implant

Dr. Samuel T. Norris, Jr. received his DMD degree from the University of Mississippi and his certificate in periodontics from the Medical College of Georgia. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and maintains a private practice devoted to periodontics in Savannah. He has published articles on his specialty in numerous journals.

4-5 p.m.
Financial Planning for All Ages

Harris Gignilliat, CIMA®, CRPS®
Patrick Carroll, CIMA®

MIT AgeLab has identified three simple questions dental professionals should ask themselves to assess how prepared they are to live well in retirement. What do these questions have to do with retirement planning? A lot more than you may think. They actually uncover important factors that will determine your future quality of life or quality of life for your loved ones and serve as a starting point for planning a satisfying retirement from practicing dentistry. The questions will also shed light on issues your patients in retirement may be facing and things to consider for those who may become caretakers. When it comes to retirement planning, we’re inclined to focus on accumulating assets and making sure we spend our money wisely. But while our biggest fear may be outliving our wealth, there’s an even greater risk of:

• Losing our independence due to ailing health;
• Being unable to access the big and small things that make us happy, and
• Facing a decline in the number of friends in our social network.

In addition, Harris will provide a current market update and market outlook for the coming year.

Your Learning Objectives:
• Learn how to live longer, better.
• Identify ways to asses how prepared you are to live well in retirement.
• Discover important factors that will determine your future quality of life in retirement, beyond financial limitations.
• Market update and 2016 financial outlook

Harris Gignilliat graduated from the University of Georgia and later earned his Certified Investment Management Analyst designation from the Wharton School of Business. Harris is a member of the UBS Institutional Consulting Group and works with organizations such as the Georgia Dental Association, Georgia Pharmacy Association, Alabama Dental Association and PricewaterhouseCoopers to provide financial benefits to members and employees. As an Adjunct Instructor for Augusta University, he teaches financial courses to students and professors.