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Oral Biology, Oral Health & Diagnostic Sciences, College of Dental Medicine, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA.

FRIDAY MAY 3RD, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 6 CEUs

Dr. Stephen Hsu earned a Ph.D. degree from the University Cincinnati College of Medicine. He spent four years at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and another four years at ESPN as a sports anchor, before joining the Georgia Regents University College of Dentistry in 1999 and is a professor in the Department of Oral Biology, and Department of Oral Health & Diagnostic Sciences. Dr. Hsu is the course director for Biochemistry as wells as Nutrition. Based on the research on the benefits of polyphenols extracted from green tea leaves, he has invented many technologies and products to treat various diseases and conditions such as xerostomia and viral infections. Dr. Hsu created the MighTeaFlow formula for dry mouth, which received 2011 IADR/GSK Innovation in Oral Care Award to conduct a clinical trial. Dr. Hsu was selected as a TED speaker in 2014. In 2015, he received Georgia Bio Innovation Award for his innovative inventions.

Friday May 3rd, 8:00am - 11:15am 3 CEUs
Beyond Herpes Labialis:
Prevention and Treatment of Viral Infections in Dental Clinics

This lecture discusses herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) infection and oral manifestations; potential risks in dental clinics; currently available treatment of HSV-1 infection and the new approaches against HSV-1. It also provides recent in vitro and in vivo data and clinical trial results on latest research effort to combat HSV-1 associated symptoms.
After attending this lecture, participants should be able to:
1. Discuss the potential mechanisms, oral manifestations and complications of HSV-1 infection and relate to clinical practice.
2. Evaluate medications and products for treating HSV-1-induced symptoms.
3. Discuss potential new approached for the prevention and treatment of HSV-1 infection in a dental clinic.


Friday May 3rd, 1:15pm - 4:30pm- 3 CEUs
Xerostomia: Causes, Management, Research and New Development

This lecture reviews the epidemiology of xerostomia and medications and products to manage xerostomia, including the advantages and disadvantages among these products. It also provides recent research results and various proposed formulations against xerostomia.
After attending this lecture, participants should be able to:
1. Discuss causes, symptoms and complications associated with xerostomia.
2. Evaluate previous and emerging treatment approaches for managing xerostomia based on clinical evidence.
3. Discuss the role of hygienists in assisting patients with xerostomia.

SATURDAY MAY 4TH 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM 1 CEUs
Infection Control for the Dental Professional

Emily Boge, RDH, BS, MPA, spend 12 years in dental hygiene practice before recently accepting a new role as Dental Administrative Chair at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa. Emily is also the owner of Think Big Dental, LLC., a consulting and writing firm specializing in the education of corporations and health professionals on the role of a dental hygienist.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: A course exploring infection control for dental professionals in the clinical setting.
• Define disease transmission and the chain of infection
• Identify risk factors to infection
• Identify why it is crucial that healthcare providers understand disease transmission prevention
• Define universal precautions
• Assess signs and symptoms of infectious disease
• Recall proper handwashing techniques
• Recognize and Apply the use of Personal Protective Equipment
• Properly handle sharps and biohazard materials commonly found in the dental setting
• Acquire Current CDC and OSHA Guidelines
• Acquire skills and techniques needed to properly prevent cross contamination
• Acquire skills for proper disinfection and sterilization

STEVEN GARRISON, Iowa Dental Board
SATURDAY MAY 4TH 9:00 AM -10:00 AM 1 CEUs

SATURDAY MAY 4TH 10:15 AM -12:30 PM 2 CEUs
Real World Sharpening

Assistant (US patent 6,808,441 B2) and has more than 20 years experience in instrument manufacturing, design and maintenance. He lectures extensively throughout the United States on the sharpening and maintenance of dental hand instruments.
*Hands-On, Please Bring Your Instrument Kit and Stone
This 2 hour, hands-on course provides a realistic view of the challenges and solutions for working with sharp instruments in the Real World. Learn an easy, 3-Step method to sharpen any scaler or curette and a practical system to implement in your office. The course also explores automated sharpeners, sharpen-less, sharpen-free and free-sharpening instruments, as well as, retipping and professional sharpening services.
*Please bring a kit of instruments and sharpening stone to participate in the hands-on section.