Continuing Education in Washington, DC

Last week Dr. Stewart, Kay, Deb, Barb, Carol and Cathy attended the annual meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in Washington, DC. As always, this meeting was a stimulating learning opportunity. We took a two-day class in Digital Smile Design, as well as classes on Lasers and Hygiene, the CSI of the Mouth, and keeping up with the social media. Our heads are spinning as we process all of this information and make plans to incorporate the best of what we learned into our practice.

Feel free to ask us about our classes; we love to share our learning!

Our hygiene team attends a seminar on teen health issues

Dr. Stewart’s hygiene team recently attended a on-day seminar, “Teenagers–What Their Mouths Are Telling You But They’re Not: Practical Information on Teen Health Issues,” presented by Janette Delinger, RDH, BSDH.

This seminar contained up-to-date information on what is going on in the daily lives of our teens; from what they are saying to dietary concerns and dangerous social activities they are engaging in. Topics that were discussed included eating disorders, inhalants (“huff”), tobacco use, binge drinking, methamphetamine, HPV, oral piercings, abusive behavior, recommended immunizations and overall health and oral hygiene challenges. We will be highlighting some of these topics in upcoming newsletters, but we feel parents may want to get their hands on some of this information now.

Here are some excellent websites for parents to check out:

Dr. Stewart Attends AACD Meeting

In May I attended my 23rd meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry where I took 15 hours of continuing education. I always come away from these meetings excited about what is new in dentistry, what we can do to help our patients, and the direction the profession is headed. I am more passionate and excited about dentistry and proud of the profession today than I was when I graduated.

My classes were in 1) Dental Adhesives, 2) Veneers, 3) Orthodontics, 4) Implants and 5) Sleep Apnea. My goal has always been, and continues to be, to stay current with dental materials, methods and technology. I’m already enrolled in, and looking forward to, the AACD meeting in May 2012!

Dr. Bruce Stewart