Vermont Dental Conference


Live Digital & Post-Event Recording for On-Demand Program VS-08Sept23 (ZOOM), Friday, Sept. 8th   1:00pm-3:30pm “Be SMART: Improve Your Practice with Silver Diamine Fluoride and Atraumatic Restorative Treatment"

Note: Check the Vermont State Board of Dental Examiners' website for rules on using SDF in Vermont.  

Jeanette MacLean, DDS, DABPD, FAAPD    Educational Sponsor: GC America, Inc

Suggested Audience Code: D, H, A (EFDA)      2.5 CEUs/Clinical Lecture

Format: Live Digital Lecture Program presented on date and time with recorded on-demand access after the event (Sept. 9 - 23). Zoom link will be provided one week prior to the Live Digital session.

Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) is a revolutionary approach to combating caries in a non-invasive manner.  Following a widely publicized 2016 feature in the New York Times, there has been tremendous interest surrounding the use of SDF from patients and dental professionals.  Learn the principles of case selection, informed consent, treatment planning, and a clinical protocol for SDF.  Learn how to restore cavities in a quick, effective, and painless way using Glass Ionomer Cement and SDF, known as Silver Modified Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (SMART).  Find out how offering minimally invasive options like SDF and SMART can attract new patients, improve patient satisfaction, and increase internal marketing and word of mouth referrals to your practice.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the evidence for using SDF and SMART to treat and prevent dental caries
  • Review informed consent, coding, and billing
  • Describe case selection, materials, and clinical protocol for each procedure

On-Demand Zoom Recording VS-OD-Sept23 (ZOOM recording available Sept 9 - 23), "Ergonomics: It's a Balancing Act" 

Nancy Dewhirst, RDH, BS

Suggested Audience Code: D, H, A, O      2.5 CEUs/Clinical Lecture

Format: On-Demand Digital Lecture Program.  A Zoom link will be emailed to all registered attendees beginning September 9th.  

Enjoy a long dental career and improve clinical precision while avoiding injury and pain! Pathogenesis, causes and prevention of various cumulative trauma disorders are discussed.  The presentation will focus on the upper extremity, spinal and joint pathologies. The evaluation of preventative strategies, including equipment design, body positioning and conditioning, and enhanced visualization will be covered. You will learn stretching and strengthening exercises to reduce pain and optimize personal career excellence and longevity.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Evaluate various physical signs and symptoms of cumulative trauma disorders commonly found in dental workers
  • Understand the physiology of representative cumulative trauma disorders
  • Practice and evaluate stretching and strengthening exercises and strategies intended to reduce risk of work-related injuries
  • Promote greater clinical control and efficiency
  • Compare ergonomic features of dental equipment and technology that benefit workers and patients

Leave with strategies for personal ergonomic protection and improved clinical effectiveness