Earn up to 9.25 hours of continuing education credits while connecting with other dental professionals in your area. From the latest clinical tips to your annual required opioid class, you won't want to miss this event.
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Who should attend?

All dentists, dental team members, dental students and faculty are invited to join the North Carolina Dental Society's Fifth District at the Greenville Convention Center, February 15-16.


All programs are lecture format.
Friday, Feb 15
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and sponsor/exhibitor area opens
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Today's Top Clinical Tips, presented by Dr. Lee Ann Brady
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Break and visit with exhibitors
10:30 - noon Dr. Brady's presentation continues
Noon - 2:00 p.m. Fifth District Business Meeting and luncheon for all registered dentists and invited          guests. Exhibitor area will also be open. New Dentists are asked to attend lunch.
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Dr. Brady's presentation continues
3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Break and visit with exhibitors
3:45 - 5:00 p.m. Dr. Brady concludes her presentation, followed by a Q&A session
5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Visit with sponsors/exhibitors

Saturday, Feb 16
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and exhibitor area open
8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Painless Compliance: An OSHA and HIPAA Update, presented by Karen Gregory, RN, sponsored by Total Medical Compliance
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Break and visit with exhibitors
11:00 - 12:30 p.m. Opioids Analgesics: Bad Medicine for Dental Pain, Patients and Society, presented by Dr. Raymond Dionne
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Session Descriptions

Today's Top Clinical Tips, presented by Dr. Lee Ann Brady
8:30 a.m. - noon, Friday
2:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
5.75 CE credits
Dentistry is changing at a rapid pace. Being successful and efficient is about staying on top of the newest trends and clinical tips. In this program, Dr. Brady will present the top clinical tips and techniques. Some are old tried and true approaches that remain successful, while others introduce brand new materials and approaches. Tips will span the areas of prevention, posterior composites and indirect all ceramics.
Learning objectives:
  • Caries and perio prevention
  • Posterior composite efficiency and effectiveness
  • Successful bonding and cementation
  • Improved posterior all ceramic restoration
Dr. Lee Ann Brady
Lee Ann Brady, DMD, is a privately practicing dentist in Gelndale, AZ, and a nationally recognized educator, lecturer and author. With an extensive history in leadership, she is Director of Education of the Pankey Institute. She has developed a vast library of online instruction at leeannbrady.com and restorativenation.com. She is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, Inside Dentistry and Dentaltown Magazine.
Painless Compliance: An OSHA and HIPAA Update, presented by Karen Gregory, RN
8:30 - 10:30 a.m., Saturday
2 CE credits
Yes! Just like dental work can be painless, compliance can also be painless. This fast-paced, lively session will describe how to position your practice to follow applicable state and federal regulations. During the training, actual case studies of OSHA inspections and lessons learned from these visits will be reviewed. Additional topics will include measures to reduce the likelihood of a blood-borne exposure, the post exposure process, and a review of the Hazard Communication Standard. The requirements of the Privacy and Security Act will be discussed and tools will be provided to assist with the management of a breach.
Learning objectives:
  • Purpose and function of state and federal OSHA programs
  • Risk of occupational exposure to HIV and Hepatitis and risk reduction strategies
  • Addressing a blood-borne exposure
  • Globally harmonized system of classification and labeling 
  • Privacy and security rules
At the conclusions, attendees should be able to:
  • Recall signs, symptoms and mode of transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
  • Discuss the risks associated with exposure to blood or bloody fluids and prevention methods
  • Describe infection prevention methods that will reduce the likelihood of exposure to blood or other bloody fluids
  • Discuss updates to the Hazard Communication standard to align with GHS as it relates to labels, pictogram and SDS
  • Describe the reporting requirements for a HIPAA breach
Karen Gregory, RN
Karen Gregory, RN  is passionate about employee and patient safety and takes every opportunity to share this important information to improve the quality of healthcare for everyone involved. Karen works with Total Medical Compliance (TMC) as Director of Compliance and Education where she is responsible for the development and supervision of compliance programs. TMC provides onsite OSHA, infection control, and HIPAA compliance solutions to dental and medical practices, as well as seminars and webinars on various compliance issues. She is a requested speaker at local, state, and national dental meetings. Karen is on the Editorial Review Board for Infection Control in Practice, a Hu-Friedy Key Opinion Leader and serves on the OSAP Board of Directors.
Opioids Analgesics: Bad Medicine for Dental Pain, Patients and Society, presented by Dr. Raymond Dionne (Required for NC Licensure Renewal)
11:00 - 12:30 p.m., Sat
1.5 CE credits
Pain and dentistry have long been synonymous due to the historic inadequacies in controlling perioperative pain. While pharmaceutical advances have resulted in improved drugs for acute pain, local anesthesia and anxiety reduction, the use of opioids for acute postoperative pain persists despite overwhelming evidence of their harm. This presentation provides the evidentiary and ethical basis for recognizing that opioids should be the last therapeutic option for acute dental pain and that non-opioid alternatives result in greater analgesia, fewer adverse effects and minimizes opioid misuse contributing to substance abuse.
Learning objectives:
  • Recognize the risk of substance abuse when prescribing opioids for acute dental pain
  • Understand the recent evidence for the elevated risk of substance abuse when prescribing opioid analgesics to adolescents
  • Learn to prescribe analgesics for acute dental pain using the preventative PAIN paradigm
Dr. Raymond A. Dionne
Dr. Dionne received a dental degree and Master’s in pharmacology from Georgetown University and a PhD in pharmacology. He was an intramural scientist at the NIH for 34 years and practiced dentistry part-time in the District of Columbia. He is currently appointed as a Professor in the ECU School of Dental Medicine and as a Visiting Professor in the Cell Biology Department in the School of Medicine at the University of Connecticut.

Continuing Education Credit Information

9.25 CE credits available
Continuing education credits issued for participation in the CE activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his/her state licensing board(s).
The North Carolina Dental Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual activities or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp.
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through the North Carolina Dental Society

The North Carolina Dental Society is an ADA CERP recognized provider

AGD - Accepted Program Provider


05/15/2018 to 12/31/2021

Provider ID# 219263

A few more details

  • Registration closes February 9. Refund requests must also be made by Feburary 9, otherwise you will incur a $25 administrative fee. Call 919-234-4027 for more info. 
  • Dental staff must attend with a dentist
  • Hotel accommodations at the Hilton Greenville, 207 SW Greenville Blvd., Greenville. Mention "Fifth District Mid Winter Meeting" for a discounted rate. Call 252-355-5000.
  • Questions about the meeting? Contact Dr. Dan Duffy
  • Questions about registration or special needs for the meeting, contact Prissy Allen
  • Costs of the program:
    • Member dentist - $325
    • Retired Member dentist - $100
    • Non-Member dentist - $400
    • First year Dentist - Free
    • Dental School faculty (full-time) - $125
    • Dental Students - Free
    • Staff (registered with a dentist) - $25
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