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2023 Fall Continuing Education Program

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2023 Fall Continuing Education Program
2023 Fall Continuing Education Program

Time & Location

Sep 29, 2023, 7:30 AM – Sep 30, 2023, 4:00 PM

South Bend, 2200 McKinley Ave, South Bend, IN 46615, USA

About the event

Dentist Course Presenter: Timothy M Bizga, DDS, FAGD   

Staff Course Presenter: Harold A Henson, RDH, Ph.D.

Friday, September 29, 2023 

Morris Park Country Club 2200 McKinley Ave, SB 46615

Registration: 7:30-8:00am 

Program: 8:00am - 4:00pm 

Breakfast & lunch included  

CE: 6 hrs  

Member: $200     Mbr Staff: $75 

NonMbr: $400     NonMbr Staff: $150


Efficient Fundamental dentistry: Pathways to procedural mastery in 'bread and butter' dentistry 

In today’s dental practice, 40% of revenues come from crown and bridge procedures. In addition, a staggering 45% of all billed direct restorative procedures are Class II’s! The goal of this course is to teach efficiency while imparting competency in these key areas: the single unit crown and posterior composite dentistry. By course end, the audience will be able to select appropriate indirect materials and the glues we choose to hold them. Furthermore, attendees will be able utilize knowledge of the newest direct restorative materials to perform and restore more competently and efficiently. Clinical tips and brand suggestions will be included.   

Course Objectives: 

  • Review principles of tooth preparation  
  • Learn current methods for tissue management and Impressioning for crowns and bridge  
  • Review the latest array of indirect material choices  
  • Learn proper cement selection  
  • Discuss adhesion and compare/contrast 7 generations of dental adhesives  
  • Review criteria for properly placed matrix band and wedge and review matrix systems  
  • Shortcuts and pearls for composites success  

Going Beyond Drill, Fill & Bill: The Birth of the Super GP This is the Age of Efficiency! 

In today’s general dental practice, having a proper balance in treatment  mix is essential to profitability and success. Walking away with the confidence to take on more is what  this course is all about. This course begins with a review of criteria essential to clinical success and  stresses the importance of thoughtful case selection. By course end, the audience will be able to select  appropriate cases to treat in house and more importantly know when to refer. Clinical tips, case reviews  and brand suggestions will be included.  

Course Objectives:

  • Learn current trends in today’s general practice and the market we exist in today 
  • Talk common sense, “real-world” approach to treatment planning and the benefits of “Co-Diagnosis”  
  • Understand personality styles via the DISC model of human behavior 
  • Gain understanding how there is no “one-size fits all” approach to presenting treatment 
  • Review clinical cases for application of principles and products


Timothy M. Bizga, DDS, FAGD is a general dentist practicing in Cleveland, Ohio. His background in dentistry is lengthy and diverse. Once a former chairside assistant, he also worked as a dental lab-technician, making his perspective unique among others in the field of dentistry. He received his DDS from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, where he is also an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association and a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Bizga is a Certified John Maxwell Speaker/Trainer/Coach, a certified DISC profile trainer, clinical consultant for The Dental Advisor and member of Catapult Speakers Bureau. Dr. Bizga gives back to the community via dental missions around the world.


Clinical Updates for the Dental Professional

This presentation will delve into a wide range of clinical topics, including cutting-edge dental research, emerging treatment modalities, evidence-based approaches to oral health, and the latest updates on infection control guidelines. Presentation Topics include:  

Current Practices in Infection Control (1 hour) 

Learning Objectives 

  • Discuss the current Center for Disease Control (CDC) Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings.  

Dental Unit Waterlines (1 hour) 

Learning Objectives 

  • Define biofilm and its role in the contamination of dental unit waterlines. 
  • Identify the primary source of bacteria and other microorganisms in dental unit water. 
  • Describe the CDC recommendations for maintenance of dental unit water quality.  

Biofilm Beware 2.0 (1 hour) 

Learning Objectives 

  • Describe and define how oral biofilms are connected to oral health and overall health. 
  • Discuss the latest research on biofilm disruption using ultrasonic instrumentation. 
  • Explain the importance of personalized medicine in maintaining oral health.  

What’s on Your Tray (1 hour) 

Learning Objectives 

  • Recognize the need for a variety of ultrasonic inserts/tips according to patient and clinical significance. 
  • List the characteristics of ultrasonic inserts/tips that support ultrasonic workflow. 
  • Describe the benefits of monitoring inserts/tips for effective and efficient clinical outcomes.  

Dental Fluorides (1 hour) 

Learning Objectives 

  • Explain recommendations for fluoride therapies based on evidence-based practice guidelines. 
  • Identify common reasons why patients may refuse fluoride treatment.
  • Implement strategies to increase patient acceptance of fluoride treatment.  

Dealing with Hypersensitivity (1 hour) 

Learning Objectives  

  • Identify patient-related risk factors for dentinal hypersensitivity. 
  • Implement evidence-based practices for dentinal hypersensitivity management. 
  • Analyze treatment options for dentinal hypersensitivity.


Harold A. Henson, RDH, Ph.D. currently serves as a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, and is the Program Coordinator for the Master of Science in Dental Hygiene Program at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. Dr. Henson has taught at all levels of curriculum: graduate, predoctoral, and undergraduate, since 1998 and has served in various senior academic positions. In addition, he has held numerous leadership positions within organized dental hygiene. He has received various national, regional, and local teaching awards. He received The University of Texas System Regents Outstanding Teaching Award in 2021. In addition, in the spring of 2023 was inducted into The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine, MD, Academy of Health Science Education. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Houston. In addition, he earned a certificate in dental hygiene from The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. He continued his graduate studies by completing a Master of Education in Allied Health Education and Administration from The University of Houston and Baylor College of Medicine and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Human Resource Development with a specialization in Adult Education from Texas A&M University.

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