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January 2020 General Meeting

Dr. Charles W. Miller, Texas Dental Association President

TDA Update

The January 21, 2020 meeting will feature your president speaking on current issues at the Texas Dental Association.  Dr. Miller’s presentation will be followed by a lecture course by:

Kirsten Mason, Pharm.D, BCPS & Dusten Rose, Pharm.D, BCIDP, AAHIVP

Sinking Your Teeth into Opioid and Antibiotic Stewardship in Dentistry

Date: January 21, 2020  

Time:  FREE Happy Hour: 5:30pm – 6:30pm * Meeting starts at 6:30pm

Austin Country Club – 4408 Long Champ Dr, Austin 78746

Lecture Course * 2 Hours CE Credit

Cost:      $40 member dentist/$50 members with late registration (if available)

$50 guest of member dentist; $70 nonmember dentist

RSVP:    By 10:00 a.m. FRIDAY, JANUARY 17

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To RSVP & PAY with Check or Cash, call 512.335.1405

If you need a vegetarian, vegan or gluten free meal, tell Nancy when

making your reservation.  Reservations are released at 6:30pm

Reservations not cancelled by 10:00am Friday, January 17 will be billed

Opioid and Antibiotic Stewardship in Dentistry

Antibiotics and opioids account for three out of every four drugs prescribed by dentists in the United States and up to 10% of all prescriptions nationally. The consequences of inappropriate prescribing of these classes of medications is associated with increased antibiotic resistance, risk of opioid-use disorder, and adverse side effects for patients.  This presentation will review guidelines and strategies to optimize antibiotic and opioid prescribing by dentists in the inpatient and outpatient setting.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the burden of antimicrobial resistance (AR) and opioid use disorder (OUD) in the United States and patterns of prescribing in the practice of dentistry
  2. Review guidelines on antibiotic use for the prevention and treatment of infections, dental pain, and intraoral swelling
  3. Identify strategies for optimal antibiotic selection in the setting of antibiotic allergies and resistance trends for organisms associated with odontogenic infections
  4. Evaluate evidence-based opioid alternatives and pain management in patients with opioid use disorder
  5. Apply opioid-related regulatory changes to oral healthcare practice

Kirsten Mason, Pharm.D, BCPS

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Kirsten Mason, Pharm.D, BCPS, is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy.  She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center and her PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin.  After residency, Kirsten accepted a clinical pharmacy specialist position in cardiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.  In 2016, she relocated back to Austin and joined Dell Seton Medical Center at University of Texas as an internal medicine clinical pharmacy specialist.  In this role, she assisted in the development of an inpatient opioid use disorder treatment service. In 2018, Kirsten transitioned into a new role as a clinical pharmacy manager at Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin with an emphasis on project management and pain management.

Dusten Rose, Pharm.D, BCIDP, AAHIVP

Dusten Rose, Pharm.D, BCIDP, AAHIVP, is a Network Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Infectious Diseases at Dell Seton Medical Center at University of Texas and the PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program Director in Austin.  He is an undergraduate of Michigan State University and Ferris State University College of Pharmacy.  He completed his PGY1 at St. Mary’s Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan and specialty training in infectious diseases from UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California in 2010.  Following residency, he practiced as the Infectious Diseases pharmacist at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis for four years prior to accepting a position in Austin in 2014.  In this role, he divides his time between rounding with the Infectious Diseases consult service, participating on local and national committees developing guidelines for appropriate antimicrobial utilization, and educating healthcare providers on antimicrobial stewardship.

Dr. Charles W. Miller, TDA President

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Dr. Charles Miller was born in Fort Worth and raised in Arlington.  He graduated from the University of Texas Arlington and then Baylor College of Dentistry in 1980.  He completed his pediatric dental residency at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in Chicago.  Dr. Miller returned to Texas in 1982 and joined Drs. Phil Bailey and Jim Hyde as an associate in their pediatric dental practice.  Two years later he became a partner.  Dr. Miller was introduced to organized dentistry at his first Fort Worth District Dental Society meeting almost four decades ago.  Prior to becoming the 2019-2020 TDA President, Dr. Miller served in the TDA House of Delegates, and then the TDA Board of Directors.  Dr. Miller met his wife of 42 years, Dru Ann, during his sophomore year at Arlington High School.  They have two grown sons, James and Andrew.  Dr. Miller’s hobbies include gardening and photography.


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Membership in the ADA, TDA and Capital Area Dental Society

Thank you for your Membership in the ADA, TDA and Capital Area Dental Society!

By now, you should have received your 2020 Annual Dues Statement in the mail.  TDA offers three easy ways to pay – you can mail a check or your credit card information to the TDA, you can call the TDA to pay over the phone with a credit card or you can quickly and easily pay online today!
Can’t pay your dues in one lump sum?  TDA offers PAYMENT OPTIONS for all members.  The extended dues payment plan allows members to pay 2020 dues starting in January with monthly payments through October.  Members can also choose a 3-month plan paying 2020 dues from January through March. To take advantage of the maximum number of payments offered, members must sign up online by January 10, 2020.

TDA is also able to offer AUTO-RENEWAL for all members!  As you pay your 2020 dues you can choose to auto-renew for 2021.

It’s EASY to pay online!  Visit, login and then click on the “Membership Renewal” button located just beneath Access My Profile.  Once you have reviewed the mandatory and voluntary dues owed (Steps 1 and 2), you will come to a screen that allows you to enter your credit card information (Step 3 Order Summary and Payment).  On the Order Summary and Payment screen you will see three options for renewal which are Pay in Full, Pay in Installments or Pay with Auto-Renew (in full or in payment plans).  If you select an installment plan option, you will see the dates and payment amounts available for that plan.

Again, we thank you for your membership in the ADA, TDA and Capital Area Dental Society!