Live In-Person | Dental Sedation Providers | Schedule Day 2
Sunday, February 6, 2022
Course Director   Keira P. Mason, MD
Director, Pediatric Dental Sedation Conference   James Tom, DDS, MS, DADBA
6:45 - 8:00 AM Optional Breakfast Breakout Panels (Pre-Registration and Fee) 

Dexmedetomidine: M. Saif Siddiqui, MD, Vivian Yuen, MD, MBBS, FANCZA, FHKCA, FHKAM
Sedation for Emergency Procedures: Mark Roback, MD, Douglas Carlson, MD
Challenging Dental Case Studies: Thomas Tanbonliong, DDS, James Tom, DDS, MS, DADBA, Jenny Wong, DMD, MD
7:15 - 8:00 AM Registration/Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 AM Keynote Lecture: Think Fast, Talk Smart
Matt Abrahams, MA
Educator | Author | Coach    
Lecturer, Stanford University Graduate School of Business
9:00 - 9:30 AM Book Signing and Morning Break with Exhibitors
Morning Sessions
9:30 - 10:00 AM Non-Narcotic Analgesics: Choosing the Best Option and Route
Gregory Hammer, MD
10:00 - 10:30 AM Integrating Intranasal Sedation into Your Sedation Program
Daniel Sedillo, MD, MBA, FAAP, FAWM
10:30 - 11:00 AM How Long Should Fasting Be? The Newest Data and Guidelines
Nicola Disma, MD   
11:00 - 11:30 AM Tribalism, Compassion, and Conscientious Sedation: An Opportunity for Collaboration
Benjamin Jackson, MD, FAAP, FACEP
11:30 - 12:00 PM Question and Answer Panel
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Lunch On Your Own or Lunch Breakout (Pre-registration and Fee)
Airway Management: A Lecture and Hands-On Workshop: Workshop Director: Jennifer Dearden, MD. Faculty: Yunus Oktay Atalay, MD, Karen Boretsky, MD, Elizabeth Eastburn, DO, Mara Kenger, MD, Mary Ellen McCann, MD, MPH, Charles Nargozian, MD, Sharon Redd, MD, Stephen Zgleszewski, MD
This workshop emphasizes airway assessment , decision-making and management. Our goal is to enable participants to manage any airway obstruction which they may encounter in their practice of medicine or dentistry. Our “practice-changing” program offers various hands-on stations which shall reinforce learning with diagrams, pictorials and videos. There will be ample practice time with a variety of airway equipment, taught by our expert airway faculty.

Capnography Workshop: Bhavani Kodali, MD
Over the years, capnography has become an integral part of monitoring sedation to enhance patient safety. Respiratory issues contribute to a major proportion of fatalities during sedation procedures.

In the last three decades, various professional societies have implemented capnography to enable clinicians to diagnose respiratory depression before it can result in irreversible damage. Dentistry is no exception, and undesirable circumstances have led to death during sedation procedures.

The workshop on capnography will provide a comprehensive understanding of capnography. After the workshop, the clinician will be able to apply the knowledge of capnography physiology to maximize the ability to forecast impending hypoxemia. This ability that will prevent desaturation during sedation procedures. The workshop will also demonstrate various CO2 sampling devices used to monitor respiratory status during sedation. This will enable clinicians to choose the method that is best suited to their clinical practice. More importantly the clinician will also understand the limitations of capnography, so that correct interpretations of respiratory status is made during sedation.

“GAIN” - Skills for Greater Resilience: Gregory Hammer, MD
GAIN is an acronym for Gratitude, Acceptance, Intention, and Nonjudgment. This workshop will explore the GAIN elements with personal perspective of participants and closed with experiencing GAIN meditation. GAIN practice can substantially reduce stress and increase well-being in as little as three minutes a day. This proven path toward personal resilience can be implemented by anyone, anywhere, in just a few minutes a day.

The Powers and Application of Virtual Reality: A Special Hands-On Workshop:
Workshop Director: Hunter Hoffman, PhD.
Faculty: Rita Hitching, MSC, Oscar D. Mier, MS, BS, Barry Peterson, MSE, MBA, Kaitlly Zhu, BA
Hunter Hoffman, a pioneer of VR therapy, the co-originator of Virtual Reality analgesia and designer of SnowWorld, will show you examples of VR goggles currently available and affordable, and easy to use, and will briefly discuss what is on the near horizon.

Each attendee will get to try several interesting immersive therapeutic virtual reality experiences including
a) the illusion of presence in VR (“being there” in the 3D computer generated world),
b) the illusion of embodiment of an avatar (cyberhands that you control with your own hands),
c) SnowCanyon pain distraction for patients that need to stay still during the procedure,
d) Mindfulness River (for patients that need to stay still during the procedure), and
e) 360 videos seen in the VR goggles, custom designed to educate patients and staff.

No previous video game or VR experience is required of attendees. This hands on workshop will be a relaxed and friendly interactive environment with emphasis on VR demos, but incorporating time for questions and discussion and for brainstorming with attendees about how health care providers can use VR during sedation outside of the operation room to make medical procedures less painful, less scary and more fun (e.g., during IV placement, MRI scans, dental procedures, and beyond). VR is a powerful non-pharmacologic analgesic and anxiolytic. Used in addition to traditional sedation, VR may improve patient cooperation, and could potentially reduce adverse events and pediatric toxicity (e.g., by reducing the level of sedation required by some patients). VR analgesia has been shown to reduce pain during a wide range of medical procedures, and fMRI brain scans show VR reduces pain-related brain activity. VR is now affordable. Give it a go! .
Afternoon Sessions - Dental Track
1:30 - 2:00 PM Checklists, Flowcharts and Algorithms for Pediatric Dental Sedation
James Tom, DDS, MS, DADBA     
2:00 - 2:30 PM Pediatric Dental Sedation: New Approaches, Techniques and Strategies
Steve Yun, MD
2:30 - 3:00 PM Avoiding a Lawsuit: How to Recognize and Avoid Legal Risk in Office-Based Dental Sedation
Dean Schweitzer, DDS, Esq.
3:00 - 3:30 PM Dental Sedation Post-COVID-19: Are There Any Take Away Messages and Long Lasting Sequela?
Steve Yun, MD
3:30 - 4:00 PM Non-Pharmacologic Approaches to the Behaviorally Challenged
Dimitris Emmanouil, DDS, MS, PhD
4:00 - 5:00 PM Challenging Cases
Braxton Henderson, DMD, DADBA, George Jaber, DDS, DADBA, Thomas Tanbonliong, DDS, James Tom, DDS, MS, DADBA
Please check with your State Board to verify, as requirements differ from state to state.