CE Opportunities

CE Opportunities with The Oral Surgery Center 2017-2018

  • For the Doctor

  • Opioid Prescribing Protocols

    Richard D. Nadeau, DDS, MPH, earned his DDS in 1989, GPR certi cate V.A. Medical Center, and his Masters of Public Health in 1997. He was in private practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota until joining the School of Dentistry faculty in 1993. Currently he is the Director of the Division of Comprehensive Care and a current member of the Minnesota Department of Health’s Opioid Prescribing Work Group. He is the Director of Clinical Treatment Planning at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

    Prescription opioid medications are an important component of modern pain management, but they are no longer considered a low-risk option for pain relief. Abuse has created a growing public health problem. How do we address this problem while ensuring that patients in pain have appropriate access to opioid medications? Guidelines will be introduced to help in reducing the number of opioid prescriptions written.

  • Implant Complications: Implementing Financial Strategies and Avoiding Legal Pitfalls

    Scott Froum, DDS, is a board certified periodontist who received his BA from Amherst College in Amherst, MA with a major in biology. He received his DDS and periodontal certificate from the State University of New York Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine where he graduated with honors. He currently is a clinical assistant professor at the State University of New York- Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine in the Department of Periodontics. He is chief editor of the online journal Perio-Implant Advisory. He is on the editorial board for the Academy of Osseointegration Newsletter. He maintains a private practice in New York City, NY.

    The advent of dental implants to replace hopeless or missing teeth has been financial boon for dental offices. Most specialty offices and over 55% of general dental of offices are placing and restoring dental implants. Unfortunately proportional to the increase in dental implants being placed will be the percentage of peri-implant complications that need to be corrected. A recent review stated that over 30% of all litigation cases involving implants is af liated with the failure to diagnose, treat, and/or refer cases of peri-implantitis. This presentation will review the prevention and treatment of peri-implant problems. Finally insurance coding, practice management techniques, and financial solutions will be discussed to help office personnel make implant complication treatment possible.

  • Roundtables

    Come and share your real world experiences and ideas.
  • Day Seminar (Free Tuition)
    Science and Innovation in the Implant World

    Bryan Limmer, DMD, MS obtained his doctoral degree in dental medicine from Harvard University in 2009. He then continued his dental education at the University of North Carolina by completing a 3-year residency in prosthodontics, earning both a specialist certificate and master’s degree in 2012. Following residency, Dr. Limmer completed an additional 1-year fellowship in implant surgery and bone grafting at the University of North Carolina. Prior to dental school, Dr. Limmer obtained a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry and worked as a materials chemist at 3M, researching the use of zirconia in optical and dental applications. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Limmer holds faculty positions at Harvard University, the University of Colorado, and Denver Health. He is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists and the Academy of Osseointegration.

    Digital technology is evolving rapidly within implant dentistry, and these advancements help us balance function, esthetics, and longevity better than ever. This seminar will outline how digital implant dentistry can be applied to clinical practice, through the use of CBCT planning, guided surgery, digital impressions, and digital prosthetic design and manufacturing.

    • The benefits and drawbacks of commonly used digital technologies
    • The role of implant biology, biomechanics, and prosthetic planning as it relates to longevity in successful implant therapy
    • Multiple protocols for restoring dental implants with digital dentistry
  • Spear Study Club

    The club meets 8-10 times per year in our Cottage Grove location on the first Thursday of the month to collaborate on actual cases provided by The Spear Institute. The Spear model is designed to improve clinical expertise and discuss growing practice profitability. Tuition fees apply.
  • For All

  • CPR Recertification (Complimentary)

    As a team, pick what date works best for you and head over to our Hudson, WI conference room for a private lunch and 4-hour session with In-Pulse CPR.
  • Lunch and Learns (Complimentary)

    Enjoy a complimentary lunch while earning CE credits in the comforts of your office.


    • Third Molars: Why, When & How
    • Top Ten Questions: Top 10 Questions Your Patients Ask Us
    • Top Ten Medications: Top 10 Most Commonly Used Medications
    • Emergencies: Be Prepared
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