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November 2019 General Meeting

Successful Management of Acute Dental Pain

Speaker:  Ken M. Hargreaves, DDS, PhD 

Date:  November 19, 2019   

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 10:00am FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 

To RSVP & PAY with Credit Card, go to www.capitalareadental.org

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, Nov 15 will be billed

This evidence-based course is designed to provide effective and practical strategies for managing acute dental pain emergencies.  The latest information on NSAIDS, acetaminophen-containing analgesics and local anesthetics will be provided with the objective of having immediate application to your next patient emergency.  Want to know how to anesthetize that hot tooth? How to predictably manage severe acute pain after surgical or endodontic treatments? How to combine common medications to improve analgesia? This course will answer these practical tips and more using a lecture style that emphasizes interactions with the audience in answering common pain problems with useful solutions.  

Course Objectives:  At the completion of this course, the practitioner should be able to:

  1. Describe a fast and efficient routine for managing dental pain emergency patients
  2. Select the best combination of analgesics to manage dental pain that avoid or minimize the need for opioids
  3. Provide effective local anesthesia to the classic “hot” molar case

Ken M. Hargreaves, DDS, PhD

Ken Hargreaves received his DDS from Georgetown University, his PhD in physiology from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, and his certificate in Endodontics from the University of Minnesota.  Ken spent 5 years at the Pain Clinic of the NIDCR and 7 years as an associate professor of Endodontics and Pharmacology at the University of Minnesota. He joined the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1997, as professor and Chair of the Department of Endodontics and is cross-appointed as professor in the Departments of Pharmacology, Physiology and Surgery in the Medical School.  He maintains a private practice limited to endodontics and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontists. Ken has received an NIH MERIT Award for research, two IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards and the Louis I. Grossman Award from the AAE. He has published more than 160 articles and, with Harold Goodis and Frank Tay, co-edited the 2nd edition Seltzer and Bender’s Dental Pulp, and, with Lou Berman, co-edited the 11th edition of Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp. Ken also serves as editor of the Journal of Endodontics.  

 

Jonathon Kimes 5-13

Editor’s Corner November 2019

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President’s Message November 2019

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Dentists in History-Maynard

Dr. Edward Maynard

Dentists in History

Edward Maynard was born in Madison, New York, on April 26, 1813.  In 1831 he entered the United States Military Academy at West Point but resigned after only a semester due to ill health and became a dentist in 1835.

Maynard continued to practice dentistry for the rest of his life, becoming one of the most prominent dentists in the United States.  Practicing in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., his clientele included the country’s political elite, including Congressmen and Presidents, and it is reported that he was offered but declined the position of Imperial Dentist to Tsar Nicholas I.  In 1857 he became professor of theory and practice at Baltimore College of Dental Surgery.

Maynard invented many dental methods and instruments, but is most famous for his firearms inventions.  In 1845 Maynard patented the first of 23 firearms-related patents he was awarded during his life.  He achieved lucrative fame for his first patent, an 1845 priming system which cycled a small mercury fulminate charge to the nipple of a percussion cap firearm.  His system used a magazine from which a paper roll, not unlike modern cap guns, advanced a charge over the nipple as the gun was cocked; this was intended to accelerate the gun’s rate of fire as the shooter could concentrate on loading and firing the gun. 

In 1845 the Maynard system was installed on 300 converted percussion muskets and trials were considered successful.  Maynard turned over the patent rights to his priming system to the United States Federal Government in exchange for a royalty of $1.00 per weapon: a substantial sum at the time (the cost of making an entire 1861 Springfield was $18.00).  However the system was complicated and often malfunctioned in wartime conditions.  In 1860 U.S. ordnance officers recommended dropping the Maynard Tape Primer System, and the famous 1861 Springfield rifled muskets did not use it.

In 1851, however, Maynard had patented a more successful idea: a simple lever operated breechloading rifle, which used a metallic cartridge of his own invention.  When the gun’s lever was depressed the barrel rose, opening the breech for loading. Afterwards the lever was raised to close the gun’s breech. The cartridge, which had a wide rim permitting swift extraction, was reloadable up to 100 times.  This was of particular advantage to the Confederacy, as the cartridges could be manufactured without the sophisticated equipment that the south generally lacked.  Another significant feature was that the use of a metallic cartridge prevented gas escape at the breech, a serious concern for early externally primed breechloaders.

The Springfield Armory manufactured a sample Maynard carbine in .48 caliber and it was tested in May 1856.  The gun, fired at ranges from 100 to 500 yards, was considered the best breechloader tested. 

Maynard and his financial backers founded the Maynard Arms Company in 1857, contracting the Massachusetts Arms Company to manufacture the new gun for civilian and military use.  The guns, known as Maynards, were offered in .35 and .50 caliber, and could be purchased with interchangeable smoothbore shotgun barrels.  A second army test resulted in a military contract for four hundred .50 caliber Maynard carbines. The factory began producing 20,000 Maynard carbines for the U.S. government but deliveries did not begin until June 1864, continuing through May 1865. 

Some Southern states had purchased Maynards for their state militias in late 1860 and early 1861.  About 3000 Maynards were in Southern hands during the war, mostly in Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi units.  The First Model Maynard was listed as an official firearm in Confederate ordnance manuals.  The Maynard had a good reputation for long range accuracy and Confederate sharpshooters made extensive use of it, especially during the Siege of Charleston.  It continued in production as a highly regarded centerfire target and hunting rifle until 1890.

In 1888 Dr. Maynard held the chair of Dental Theory and Practice at the National University in Washington.  He died on May 4, 1891, and was buried in the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C. 

 

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October 2019 General Meeting

Lawsuits and Dental Board Investigations

Speaker:  Edward P. “Joe” Waller, Jr., DDS, JD

Date:  October 15, 2019   

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 10:00am FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 

To RSVP & PAY with Credit Card, go to www.capitalareadental.org

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, Oct 11 will be billed

This program is designed to assist the dental practitioner in minimizing their chances of a lawsuit or Dental Board investigation.  Proactive steps will be reviewed to avoid or reduce the areas of risk. The genesis and anatomy of a lawsuit will also be discussed, as well as steps to be taken in the defense of such an event.  Relevant Dental Board rules will likewise be emphasized to decrease the chances of a Board investigation. Prior case histories will be utilized as learning examples during the presentation. 

Course Objectives:

  • Learn the top three reasons dental offices are at risk for lawsuits
  • Understand the steps which may be taken to dramatically decrease the risk of a lawsuit 
  • Be able to identify issues in your own practice which will reduce the risk of a Dental Board investigation
  • Learn ways to increase your chances of a favorable outcome in a Dental Board investigation

Edward P. “Joe” Waller, Jr., DDS, JD

Edward P. “Joe” Waller, Jr., DDS, JD, received his dental degree from St. Louis University School of Dentistry in 1969 and his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1990.  He is an attorney with the law firm of Brin & Brin in San Antonio, Texas. His practice is focused on the defense of hospitals, physicians, and dentists in medical and dental malpractice lawsuits.  Dr. Waller also frequently represents dentists in investigations and hearings before the State Board of Dental Examiners. He served in the United States Air Force from 1969-1971. 

Dr. Waller is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas, Supreme Court of Colorado, United States District Courts (Western District of Texas and Southern District of Texas) in addition to the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.  His professional memberships include the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, the Defense Research Institute, and the American College of Legal Medicine. Dr. Waller is a frequent speaker on the topics of dental litigation and Dental Board actions. 

 

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President’s Message October 2019

At the first CADS Board meeting of each fiscal year, we are always excited when we have new faces step into CADS leadership roles, and I personally enjoy hearing the journey that led them to get involved.  My path actually began with the charitable arm of CADS, the Capital Area Dental Foundation (CADF). As a young dentist, new to Austin, I was unaware of this incredible program that brings dental care to the underserved in our community.  When I was approached with the opportunity to serve on the gala fundraising committee, I learned about the many programs that CADF has developed that allows dentists to share their gifts with those who need it most. Since then, CADF has continued to evolve and is now stronger than ever – there are numerous ways to get involved.  CADS member involvement with CADF continues to be a core value of the society, and increasing awareness and participation in our charitable sector is an important goal of this year’s Board.

During the early years, all CADF programs involved bringing a patient into your office and providing comprehensive dental care to improve his or her health and self-confidence.  Some of the care is 100% donated, while some programs provide partial reimbursement. Either way, the system is well organized and allows the providers to focus on the care of the patient while the CADF team takes care of the rest.  My personal experience in these programs has been far more rewarding than I thought possible. Until you experience it yourself, the relationship established with these patients is one that is difficult to describe; your heart is so full.  That being said, the CADF Board quickly realized that there were many dentists who wanted to participate but weren’t in a position to bring a patient into their office. Two years ago, CADF joined forces with Dentists with a Heart to launch Community Dental Days.  There are now multiple events per year that allow you to use a volunteer dentist’s practice to provide care to the community.  Keep an eye on your email and the Capital Star for an announcement of the date of the next event.

So, how successful are these programs?  Last year, there were over 2000 patient referrals and over 300 patients served at Community Dental Day events.  This allowed CADF providers to perform over $500,000 in charitable care to our own community. I don’t know about you, but that makes me proud of what we do and who we are as a dental society.  Are you ready to get involved?

Next month is the annual fundraising golf tournament, the CADF Golf Classic.  Whether you are a highly skilled golfer or spend more time in the sand than on the green, it’s a fun day for a good cause (and they even have an award for the last place team!)  Not a golfer? Neither am I, so join me at the 19th Hole After Party for lunch, the awards ceremony, and an opportunity to donate to the CADF Programs in their raffle.  It’s a wonderful afternoon of camaraderie with your dental colleagues as well as the supportive companies you work with every day.  The event will be held on Friday, November 1st at the Golf Club at Star Ranch.  The deadline to register is October 23rd, so don’t miss your chance to participate!  Go to www.capitalareadentalfoundation.com to register.

As dental providers, we share a unique skill plus an innate desire to help others.  Oral health is something many take for granted, but it’s a debilitating disease for so many others in our own community.  I encourage you to get involved with CADF. I promise you won’t regret it.

Respectfully,

Trisha Kimes, DDS, FAGD

CADS President 2019-2020 

2019 – 2020 CADS Study Club

Register before September 30!

REGISTRATION FOR CADS MEMBERS:

REGISTRATION FOR NON-CADS MEMBERS:

Please Call Nancy at 512-335-1405

2019-2020 CADS Study club is just a few months away and we couldn’t be more thrilled with our upcoming curriculum. CADS recruited the best brains in the fields of dental sleep medicine, dental photography, endodontics, implant fixed prosthodontics, and practice management to share a wealth of knowledge with our group. As always, we have designed this year’s topics to allow participants the ability to take home the pearls learned and apply them in your dental practice. Because we encourage and promote a smaller, more intimate study club setting, space is limited to 30 attendees. Participants will have the opportunity to bring and discuss cases at each session with the other participants. This year, we have added TWO hands-on sessions included in the total of 17 CE hours offered! Just when you thought this year couldn’t get any better, CenTex AGD has invited us to attend their October 23rd meeting with Dr. Gallagher and Dr. Frank Bonasso. Registration closes September 30th!

See attached flyer for more details!

CADS Flyer

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CADF Golf Classic

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