Regional Meetings

Friday, April 14 (in person)

9 a.m. - noon
3 CE hours
Topic: Oral Pathology (A two-part presentation)

Speaker: David Iglehart (1st hour)

The Saga of an Undetected Oral Lesion will cover the ramifications of an undiagnosed oral lesion in an lowa dental practice. The presentation will include radiographic analysis, differential diagnosis, virtual surgical planning, surgical photographs and multi-implant restoration of function.

Course Objectives

  • Learn about the characteristics of an undiagnosed boney lesion, its differential diagnosis and its surgical resection.
  • Observe how multiple implants can restore function where a large boney defect exists.
  • Understand the importance of regular imaging, thorough assessment of diagnostic information and attentively listening to our patients.
Dr. David Iglehart - regional speaker

Speaker: John Kalmar (2nd-3rd hour)

Oral and Tonsillar Cancer: What about HPV? will review the conventional visual and tactile examination of the dental patient, with an emphasis on the clinical features of precancerous and cancerous lesions. Case-based examples will be used to emphasize high-risk settings and physical characteristics. Current data on the relationship of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection with oral and tonsillar cancer will be presented. In addition, the potential impact of HPV vaccination on HPV-related cancers will be discussed.

Course Objectives:      

  • Review the standard visual and tactile examination of the dental patient, including palpation of the neck and face. Describe the high-risk features of precancerous oral mucosal lesions.
  • Describe the major risk factors for oral and tonsillar cancers.
  • Review current evidence regarding safety and efficacy of HPV vaccines.
Dr. John Kalmar

Stop the Insanity By Doing Things Differently


CDS Regional Meeting webinar

  • 9 – 11 a.m. (Central Time)
  • Zoom meeting
  • 2 credit hours

Roy Shelburne, DDS, will speak on Stop the Insanity By Doing Things Differently: Making Your Best Better to share the principals of quality improvement and to empower the dental team to adopt and implement these principals. Quality improvement principals work very efficiently and effectively to improve the systems of operation and reduce risk when adopted in the dental environment as well.

Course objectives

  • To understand the principals of quality improvement.
  • To appreciate that the implementation of quality improvement systems will improve patient outcomes, increase revenue, and reduce stress in the dental environment.
  • To be able to implement the principals of quality improvement into the everyday practice of dentistry.

Speaker biography

Roy Shelburne, DDS, is a 1981 Honor Graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Dentistry. A speaker, consultant and writer, Roy now specializes in recordkeeping and business systems that protect dentists from legal problems.