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Paul Revere

Paul Revere (January 1735-May 10, 1818) was an American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and Patriot in the American Revolution.  He is best known for his midnight ride to alert the colonial militia in April 1775 to the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord, as dramatized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride”.

During the 1760’s, an English dental surgeon named Dr. John Baker taught Revere how to make and fit patients with artificial teeth.  Revere set up his own practice in Boston and advertised his services in the Boston Gazette in 1770.  The National Museum of Health and Medicine notes that Revere fitted Dr. Joseph Warren (June 11, 1741 – June 17, 1775), a Harvard trained physician and fellow patriot, with a set of ivory dental prosthetics to replace his upper left canine and first premolar that he had attached to Warren’s jaw with gold wire.

Paul Revere inadvertently became America’s first forensic dentist when he was given the gruesome task of identifying the body of Dr. Joseph Warren, the man who sent him on his famous “midnight ride”.  Warren was struck down by a British bullet during the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775 and his corpse was buried in a mass grave.  When Warren’s family unearthed the grave nine months later, visual identification of the bodies inside was near impossible because they had decomposed.  So Revere, the man who crafted the slain officer’s false teeth, was asked to locate Warren’s remains by finding the ivory dentures he crafted and wired to Warren’s jaw.

Identification of a person based on their teeth was an unconventional technique in the 18th century.  Paul Revere’s use of simple forensic dentistry is described by the National Museum of Health and Medicine as “one of the earliest cases of forensic evidence used to identify a fallen American soldier”.

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http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/paul-revere-americas-first-forensic-dentist/

 

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CADS 2nd Annual Table Clinic Meeting

Capital Area Dental Society 2nd Annual Table Clinic Meeting

Date:  October 16, 2018   

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, OCTOBER 12

To RSVP & PAY with Credit Card, go here

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 12 will be billed

Back by popular demand, this meeting will feature table clinic presentations rather than a single lecture.  The goal is to share as much information as possible in the room between the “table clinicians” and CADS members.  This is an excellent opportunity for sharing, teaching, and learning.

Here is how it works:  The presenting dentists will be assigned to a table where they will demonstrate or review a technique or practice pearl.  Meeting attendees will be free to visit any or all of the tables throughout the evening. Topics vary from clinical tips and tricks to practice management and leadership advice.

Presenters include:  Dr. Paul Gates, Dr. Shailee Gupta, Dr. Richard Hlista, Dr. Jerry Katz, Dr. Bill Kaylakie, Dr. Robert Naples, Dr. Arwa Owais, Dr. Fredrick Shaw, Dr. Alireza Torabi, Dr. David Yu, and more!

 

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Scams: What a Tangled Web They Weave

By Jeanine Lehman, Attorney at Law

Dentists and their staff need to be wary of scams.  Here are a few to have on your radar.

 

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New Dentist Corner October 2018

This month marks the start of CADS Study Club and we couldn’t be more excited for the course lineup. Dentistry is dynamic and in order to stay current with advances in our profession, we are fortunate to have endless opportunities for continuing education at the local, state, and national level.  We encourage new dentists to make the commitment to be a lifelong learner. Whether you own your own practice or you’re an associate, the reward you get when you take time to work ON your practice versus IN it, is ten-fold.

One common question we see floating around social media is, “what is one of the best investments you’ve made?”. Time and again it’s not the newest gadget on the market, but rather time spent on furthering ones’ education. Make this investment now and join us for the third annual CADS Study Club that provides high quality, affordable continuing education geared to the New Dentist!

 

 
Rebecca Montalvo DDS and Emily Conley DDS
New Dentist Committee Chairs

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President’s Message- October 2018

The October President’s message is very simple: Attend the General Meeting on October 16!

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Safe and Effective Prescription of Controlled Substances/ Understanding and Using the Texas Prescription Monitoring Program

September 2018 General Meeting

Speaker:  Arthur H. Jeske, DMD, PhD

Date:  September 18, 2018   

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, SEPTEMBER 14

To RSVP & PAY with Credit Card, go here

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, Sept 14 will be billed

Recently, changes in TSBDE Rules and Regulations were made to address the opioid and drug abuse epidemic, including mandatory continuing education programs for dental practitioners.  This program is designed to meet TSBDE Rule 111.1 and familiarize dentists and dental team members with current, important issues in the use of drug therapy, with an emphasis on scientific evidence to support therapeutic decisions.  The course will also cover the recognition and prevention of drug abuse and diversion. Included in this course are focused updates and reviews of learning objectives:

  • Review TSBDE Rules & Regulations related to the prescription of controlled substances
  • Assessment of acute pain associated with various dental procedures
  • Review of the clinical pharmacology and NSAID and opioid analgesics
  • Selection of opioid and non-opioid analgesics for various clinical scenarios
  • Basic characteristics & operating features of the Texas Prescription Monitoring program

Dr. Arthur H. Jeske

Dr. Arthur Jeske is currently Professor in the Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health and Associate Dean for Strategic Planning & Continuing Dental Education at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston.  Dr. Jeske received his B.S. degree from the University of North Carolina Charlotte and his Ph.D. (Pharmacology) and D.M.D. degrees from the Medical College of Georgia. He is Editor-in-Chief of Mosby’s Dental Drug Reference and serves as Section Editor (Pharmacology), Cranio—The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice.  Dr. Jeske has served as an Evidence Reviewer for the American Dental Association’s Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry and on several National Board Dental Examination committees.  He holds Fellowship in the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is past Editor of the Journal of the Greater Houston Dental Society, the Texas Dental Journal and is a consultant to the American Dental Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs.  His honors include membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Delta Sigma Delta, Honorary Membership in the UTSD Alumni Association, and he is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry.  Dr. Jeske has been in the part-time practice of general dentistry for over 36 years.

 

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New Dentist Corner September 2018

It’s a great time to be in Austin! Summer is just a blur but a shining moment was our awesome boat party last month! This year, we kicked it up a notch and had some pretty neat lake floats and delicious sandwiches from Thundercloud Subs. It was great seeing new and old faces and we loved catching up with everyone. We couldn’t have done this without our GREAT sponsors: Burkhart Dental, DJ Bhola CPA, Great State Dental Lab and Xite Realty. Each of these sponsors have been key components in the success of our group. We encourage all members to take time to visit with them at our events because they have a wealth of knowledge that can be very helpful in any stage of your career. 

A notable piece of advice we have been given is the importance of building “your dream team”, one of whom should be a mentor. One of CADS many benefits is our Mentorship Program. There is a subsection on CADS website that lists our ready and willing mentors that have generously offered to provide support and guidance to our new dentists. The combined years of experience and expertise on our panel is impressive and anyone would be lucky to be teamed up with them.  

Lastly, SAVE THE DATE for our Fall Pub Crawl on October 27! More details to follow!

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City of Austin Sued over Paid Sick Leave Ordinance: Temporary Injunction Denied

By Jeanine Lehman, Attorney at Law

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Editor’s Report September 2018

Legislative Update – House Action to Amend the Affordable Care Act

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