Schedule 2017-12-20T12:02:44+00:00

The Convention Schedule

Convention Schedule: 3 – 8 April 2018
The Accra Beach Resort Hotel & Spa, Christ Church, Barbados

The Theme for this year convention is PERFECTING PRACTICE & PROFITS.

  • Day 1 is dedicated to implementation of emergency resuscitative procedures that will allow the dental team (Reception, Dental surgery assistant and, dentists) to maintain a good assessment of any situation that may occur within their dental practice . This includes a hands-on CPR and AED component for the dental team.
  • Day 2 addresses medico legal areas in conjunction with marketing your practice. This is followed by surgical treatment of the Cleft Lip and palate.
  • Day 3 speaks to treatment of patients with eating disorders which has a high mortality rate. This is followed by lectures with a Hands-On component on Ergonomics in the dental practice.
  • Day 4 will highlight the correct use of composites fillings. This is most timely especially when the use of amalgam will be terminated shortly.
  • Day 5 reviews new dental materials being used currently that can curtal dilemmas for practitioners and patients, This is followed by the treatment of persons with dental phobias and in the afternoon, discussion will ensue on the Tempero-mandibular-joint and its surgical treatment.
  • Day 6 is most interesting as it provides ways to turn dental practices into successful businesses and is provided by a well-established Dental Business/Practice Management Coach & Consultant

April 3, 2018

Chair

06:00
Dr. Victor H. Eastmond

Set-Up Exhibits & Registration

06:30  -  09:15

Yoga On the Lawn

07:15  -  08:30
Miss Robyn Cohen

Robyn will be teaching delegates Pilates and/or Yoga on Tuesday (3rd), Thursday (5th ) and Saturday (7th) April on the lawn of Accra Beach Resort and Spa.

She will co-lecture with her dad on Wednesday 4th April on the following topic and will be present when he does the Hands-On after lunch.

Coffee Break

09:00  -  09:15

Learning Management Systems & Certifications for Health-Care Professional

09:15  -  09:30
Mr. Dean DiMonte

Emergency Response Planning

09:30  -  10:30
Mrs. Jessica Lund

Mrs Lund will speak on mitigating risks which will enable participants to think quickly to find solutions if confronted by an emergency to better enable management.

Specific Medical Emergencies

10:30  -  11:30
Dr. Keisha Thomas-Gibson

In this 15 minute lecture, we will highlight the hidden dangers and risks in daily dental practice, and provide some tips to help reduce the risk to both the operator and his/her clients. There will be discussions related to the most common dental emergencies seen in any dental office and the steps, equipment and skills necessary to assist both dentists and their staff in safely managing these.

Lunch

12:30  -  13:30

Word From Sponsor (Premergency Inc.)

13:30  -  13:45
Mr. Dean DiMonte

Practical

1345  -  1600
Mr. Derek Marulanda
Mrs. Jessica Lund
Dr. Keisha Thomas-Gibson

1) CPR and AED skills
2) Emergency Response Procedures and Assistance for Medical Emergencies
3) CPR/AED & Dental Team Practical Scenarios
4) 2-Minute CPR Challenge with SMART MAN MAINIKIN

Opening Ceremony & Reception at Accra

17:00  -  20:00

Tuesday 3rd April 2018 at 4.45 P.M. – 6.00 P.M.
At Accra Beach Hotel & Spa

4.45 P.M Arrival and Welcome of Dignitaries by CDP.
4.50 P.M Dignitaries & Lecturers Tour Exhibits and are then seated by 4.59 p.m.
5.00 P.M Commencement of Ceremony. The National Anthem sung by Dr. Carol-Jean Bushell.
5.02 PM Welcome by Dr Victor Eastmond, Chairman of the CDP. (3min)
5.05 PM Prayer by Dr. Michelle Codrington Senior Dental Officer (ag) of Barbados Dental Health Services (2mins)
5.07 P.M. Remarks by Dr Shaun Matthews, Master of Ceremonies. (8min)
5.15 P.M. Feature Address by Hon. John Boyce MP, Minister of Health (15 Mins)
5.30 P.M. Remarks by Mrs. Heather Maynard, Secretary of The Barbados Hygienist Association (10min)
5.40 P.M. Feature Address by Mr. Michael Carabash CEO Dentists’ Lawyers – Canada (15 Mins)
5.55 P.M. Closing Remarks & Vote of Thanks by Dr Vidya Armogan, President of Barbados Dental Association (10 Mins)
6.05-PM Cocktail Reception

April 4, 2018

Chair

06:30
Dr. Alison Mayers

Registration

07:30

Word From Sponsor

08:15  -  08:30

Marketing Your Practice

08:30  -  09:45
Mr. Michael Carabash

This 3-lecture series is being jointly provided by Mr. David Mayzel and Mr. Michael Carabash and will relate to medicolegal matters such as fraud in the office, personality profiling your patients and staff for success and marketing your practice. These sessions will be interactive and provide delegates an opportunity to participate and ask questio

Coffee Break

09:45  -  10:00

DISC Personality Profiling for Your Patients and Office Staff

10:00  -  11:15
Mr. Michael Carabash

This 3-lecture series is being jointly provided by Mr. David Mayzel and Mr. Michael Carabash and will relate to medicolegal matters such as fraud in the office, personality profiling your patients and staff for success and marketing your practice. These sessions will be interactive and provide delegates an opportunity to participate and ask questio

Fraud In The Dental Office

11:15  -  12:30
Mr. David Mazel

This 3-lecture series is being jointly provided by Mr. David Mayzel and Mr. Michael Carabash and will relate to medicolegal matters such as fraud in the office, personality profiling your patients and staff for success and marketing your practice. These sessions will be interactive and provide delegates an opportunity to participate and ask questio

Lunch

12:30  -  13:30

Word From Sponsor

13:30  -  13:45

The BC Children’s Hospital Cleft and Craniofacial Team Naso-Alveolar Moulding in Cleft Neonates

13:45  -  15:00
Dr. Paul Pocock

In this lecture there will be discussion on how the BCCH Cleft/Craniofacial team works in an integrated manner to provide complete care to patients and their families. This will include Naso-Alveolar molding which is done prior to Lip surgery at 3-5 months of age in cleft lip and palate patients

Intra Oral Distraction Osteogenesis

15:00  -  16:15
Dr. Paul Pocock

In this lecture, Dr. Pocock will discuss the principles of Distraction Osteogenesis in general along with some examples of treatment primarily in Cleft and Craniofacial patients.
 

Sunset Cruise

17:30  -  21:30

Transport @ 1700 Sponsored by DMC LLP, dental lawyers

April 5, 2018

Chair

06:00
Dr. T.M. Marshall

Yoga On the Lawn

06:45  -  08:00
Miss Robyn Cohen

Robyn will be teaching delegates Pilates and/or Yoga on Tuesday (3rd), Thursday (5th ) and Saturday (7th) April on the lawn of Accra Beach Resort and Spa.

She will co-lecture with her dad on Wednesday 4th April on the following topic and will be present when he does the Hands-On after lunch.

Registration

07:30

Word From Sponsor

08:15  -  08:30

Understanding And Caring For Patients With Eating Disorders

08:30  -  09:45
Ms. Linda Douglas

Knowledge saves lives. Some patients will present for dental treatment with an unusual medical history for which the provider must be knowledgeable.

Educational Objectives:

  • Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Describe the oral and systemic complications of eating disorders, and recognize the warning signs
  • Discuss the pathogenesis, psychological and social factors involved
  • Describe an evidence-based oral care and support protocol for these patients
  • And discuss the communication issues and ethical dilemmas we might face when caring for patients with eating disorders.

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric illnesses, and dental professionals are in an ideal position to help improve outcomes for such patients. This course provides an overview of eating disorders and their oral and systemic warning signs, plus insight into the psychological, systemic and oral-health aspects of eating disorders. It includes suggested oral-care protocols to minimize complications, and communication strategies to facilitate disclosure and timely referral to therapists specializing in treating eating disorders. We will also discuss the ethical dilemmas we might face when communicating with the families of individuals with eating disorders

Coffee Break

09:45  -  10:00

Musculoskeletal Disorders seen in Dental Healthcare

10:00  -  11:15
Dr. David Cohen

This course will present an understanding of dental ergonomics that dentists can incorporate to reduce pain and decrease fatigue. Higher productivity, avoidance of illnesses/injuries and increased clinician satisfaction can occur from practicing good ergonomics. Practice income can increase by working smarter, not harder. Eliminate the stress caused by poor, prolonged posture. Your body is built for movement. Part of staying healthy in the work environment is practicing good exercise and stretching habits. Human muscles are simply not designed for lengthy, static contractions and repetitive tasks that dentistry requires.

Learning Objectives:
Obtain a working knowledge of Musculoskeletal disorders in dentistry and how they influence productivity, practice longevity and physical well-being.

Clinician & Patient Positioning

11:15  -  12:30
Dr. David Cohen

This course will present an understanding of dental ergonomics that dentists can incorporate to reduce pain and decrease fatigue. Higher productivity, avoidance of illnesses/injuries and increased clinician satisfaction can occur from practicing good ergonomics. Practice income can increase by working smarter, not harder. Eliminate the stress caused by poor, prolonged posture. Your body is built for movement. Part of staying healthy in the work environment is practicing good exercise and stretching habits. Human muscles are simply not designed for lengthy, static contractions and repetitive tasks that dentistry requires.

Learning Objectives:
Be able to practice appropriate neutral clinician posture for the head, neck, shoulders, arms and back when treating patients. This will include ergonomic Instrument grips, recommended dental light positioning, plus ideal patient placement per dental arch and quadrants.

Lunch

12:30  -  13:30

Word From Sponsor

13:30  -  13:45

Operatory Ergonomics & Stretching Exercises

13:45  -  15:00
Dr. David Cohen
Miss Robyn Cohen

This course will present an understanding of dental ergonomics that dentists can incorporate to reduce pain and decrease fatigue. Higher productivity, avoidance of illnesses/injuries and increased clinician satisfaction can occur from practicing good ergonomics. Practice income can increase by working smarter, not harder. Eliminate the stress caused by poor, prolonged posture. Your body is built for movement. Part of staying healthy in the work environment is practicing good exercise and stretching habits. Human muscles are simply not designed for lengthy, static contractions and repetitive tasks that dentistry requires.

Learning Objectives:
Be able to confidently relate criteria needs for treatment room set up as well as proper selection and calibration of loupes with a vendor. Demonstrate and practice effective stretching exercises to maintain body wellness before, during and after patient treatment.

Ergonomic Hands-On Workshop

15:00  -  16:15
Dr. David Cohen

This course will present an understanding of dental ergonomics that dentists can incorporate to reduce pain and decrease fatigue. Higher productivity, avoidance of illnesses/injuries and increased clinician satisfaction can occur from practicing good ergonomics. Practice income can increase by working smarter, not harder. Eliminate the stress caused by poor, prolonged posture. Your body is built for movement. Part of staying healthy in the work environment is practicing good exercise and stretching habits. Human muscles are simply not designed for lengthy, static contractions and repetitive tasks that dentistry requires.

Learning Objectives:
Includes demonstration of and participant experience with adjusting the clinician’s stool, patient’s chair and dental arch/tooth surface positioning.

Convention Dinner & Show

18:00  -  22:00

April 6, 2018

Chair

06:30
Dr. Ayan Goodridge

Registration

07:30

Word From Sponsor

08:15  -  08:30

Sharpen Your Artistic Edge Course (1)

08:30  -  09:45
Dr. Danièle Larose

1) Preparation design & Choosing Your Composite Materials Wisely

Coffee Break

09:45  -  10:00

Sharpen Your Artistic Edge Course (2)

10:00  -  11:15
Dr. Danièle Larose

Flawless and Quick Polishing

Sharpen Your Artistic Edge Course (3)

11:15  -  12:30
Dr. Danièle Larose

Easy Characterization

Lunch

12:30  -  13:30

Word From Sponsor

13:30  -  13:45

Sharpen Your Artistic Edge (4)

13:45  -  15:00
Dr. Danièle Larose

Tips For Life Changing Smiles

Sharpen Your Artistic Edge (5)

15:00  -  16:15
Dr. Danièle Larose

Review & Discussion On The Life-Changing Smile

Free Evening

16:00

April 7, 2018

Chair

06:30
Dr. Sherlock Bradshaw

Yoga On the Lawn

06:45  -  08:00
Miss Robyn Cohen

Robyn will be teaching delegates Pilates and/or Yoga on Tuesday (3rd), Thursday (5th ) and Saturday (7th) April on the lawn of Accra Beach Resort and Spa.

She will co-lecture with her dad on Wednesday 4th April on the following topic and will be present when he does the Hands-On after lunch.

Registration

07:30

Word From Sponsor

08:15  -  08:30

Introduction to the new field of bioactive restorative materials.

08:30  -  09:45
Dr. Ray Kimsey

Dental dilemmas of recurrent caries, fractured composites, sensitivity and inadequate curing are solved with new bioactive restorative materials. This material may also be used to help quickly obtain passive fit of a multi-implant case and is ideal for strip crowns of all ages. It also provides the explanation of need, rational, and the science behind our decisions to resolve the problems which reoccur in dental practices.

Coffee Break

09:45  -  10:00

Utilizing bioactive materials to solve our clinical dilemmas. 

10:00  -  11:15
Dr. Ray Kimsey

his presentation will focus on innovative techniques in multiple areas of dentistry that can be immediately implemented in any dental practice for resolving clinical cases. This presentation speaks on materials not only for the present but for the future.

Treating dental Phobics

11:15  -  12:30
Dr. Ray Kimsey

This lecture provides a comprehensive approach to treating the difficult patient, or those patients that are either dental phobics or are resistant to local anesthesia.  We will discuss a cognitive behavior approach, local anesthesia and medication approach. The lecture is interactive and it is hoped much discussion will ensue.

Lunch

12:30  -  13:30

Word From Sponsor – Clinicians’ Choice

13:30  -  13:45
Mr. Peter Alport

The Management of Temporomandibular Dysfunction  ….. Is Surgery an Option? 

13:45  -  15:00
Prof. Shaun Matthews

Temporomandibular joint disorders are very common, affecting approximately 40% of the general population. Although the initial management is almost always conservative in nature, surgery plays an important part in the treatment of temporomandibular dysfunction. In this series of lectures, the full spectrum of surgical options will be discussed, ranging from the minimally invasive approach of arthrocentesis and arthroscopy to the contemporary management of end stage disease utilizing total joint replacement prostheses.

The versatility of joint replacement surgery and how it applies to challenging trauma, pathology and orthognathic cases will be demonstrated by examples of patients treated by a combination of this approach and virtual surgical planning using CAD-CAM technology. Emphasis will be placed on enhancing the understanding of the general dental practitioner’s appreciation of the management of temporomandibular joint disorders and exposing them to the contemporary surgical options that are currently available to improve patient care.

This lecture will describe a proposed treatment algorithm for the management of temporomandibular dysfunction, and provide a comprehensive review of the contemporary management of TMJ disease with particular relevance to the surgical options of minimally invasive procedures including arthrocentesis and arthroscopy. The more radical treatment of end-stage joint disease using bespoke total joint replacement prostheses will also be discussed.

The Role of Virtual Surgical Planning in the Management of Complex TMJ Surgical Procedures

15:00  -  16:15
Prof. Shaun Matthews

Temporomandibular joint disorders are very common, affecting approximately 40% of the general population. Although the initial management is almost always conservative in nature, surgery plays an important part in the treatment of temporomandibular dysfunction. In this series of lectures, the full spectrum of surgical options will be discussed, ranging from the minimally invasive approach of arthrocentesis and arthroscopy to the contemporary management of end stage disease utilizing total joint replacement prostheses.

The versatility of joint replacement surgery and how it applies to challenging trauma, pathology and orthognathic cases will be demonstrated by examples of patients treated by a combination of this approach and virtual surgical planning using CAD-CAM technology. Emphasis will be placed on enhancing the understanding of the general dental practitioner’s appreciation of the management of temporomandibular joint disorders and exposing them to the contemporary surgical options that are currently available to improve patient care.

This lecture will describe a proposed treatment algorithm for the management of temporomandibular dysfunction, and provide a comprehensive review of the contemporary management of TMJ disease with particular relevance to the surgical options of minimally invasive procedures including arthrocentesis and arthroscopy. The more radical treatment of end-stage joint disease using bespoke total joint replacement prostheses will also be discussed.

The technique of virtual surgical planning is revolutionizing the world of oral and maxillofacial surgery, in areas as wide-ranging as implantology and orthognathic surgery to alloplastic reconstruction of the TMJ. This lecture will focus on the custom temporomandibular joint prosthesis and describe how virtual surgical planning is integrated into the design process to refine and improve surgical outcomes, and minimize the risk of complications. Evidence of the success of total joint replacement surgery will be supported by a review of complex clinical cases of various pathological conditions ranging from ankylosis, idiopathic condylar resorption and trauma, to inflammatory and degenerative joint disease.

Evening At Oistins Fish Market

18:00

April 8, 2018

Chair

0630
Mrs. Rhonda Ward-Sobers

Registration

07:30

Word Form Sponsor

08:15  -  08:30

How to Grow Your Dental Practice

08:30  -  09:45
Mrs. Helen Cohen

Success in business is often based more on whom you know rather than what you know.

Fostering relationships with your patients & dental specialists is key to building a successful referral-based dental practice.

Such referrals are integral to the success of any type of dental practice, specialist or generalist and it is imperative that staff and owners of dental practices get to know how to have patients feed this growth of the practice which can be easily accomplished.

Delegates will learn some effective strategies that will change their perspective on action strategies.

Coffee Break

09:45  -  10:00

How Healthy Is Your Dental Team Part 1 – Diagnosis

10:00  -  11:15
Mrs. Helen Cohen

This lecture is divided into two parts. Part One is Team Diagnosis from 10:00- 11;15 AM followed by Part Two of Team Treatment Plan from 11:15- 12:30 PM.

Dentists in private practice are always very focused on the dental wellness of their patients but what about the healthy functioning of your dental staff?

Have dentists often felt like they were alone in managing and communicating to their team what s/he would like to see happen for their practice?

Does it always feel like dentists are putting forth the most effort for everyone to accomplish his/her goals? It does not have to be this way.

Find out how to better determine the health of your team and diagnose the problems while implementing strategies to fix them & make a difference.

With acceptance of these changes along with information provided during these presentation dentists and their staff will be provided with beneficial knowledge to implement changes in their practices immediately if desired.

How Healthy Is Your Dental Team Part 2 – Treatment

11:15  -  12:30
Mrs. Helen Cohen

This lecture is divided into two parts. Part One is Team Diagnosis from 10:00- 11;15 AM followed by Part Two of Team Treatment Plan from 11:15- 12:30 PM.

Dentists in private practice are always very focused on the dental wellness of their patients but what about the healthy functioning of your dental staff?

Have dentists often felt like they were alone in managing and communicating to their team what s/he would like to see happen for their practice?

Does it always feel like dentists are putting forth the most effort for everyone to accomplish his/her goals? It does not have to be this way.

Find out how to better determine the health of your team and diagnose the problems while implementing strategies to fix them & make a difference.

With acceptance of these changes along with information provided during these presentation dentists and their staff will be provided with beneficial knowledge to implement changes in their practices immediately if desired.

Lunch

12:30  -  13:30