Alumni Day 2012
||ALUMNI DAY 2012 - Celebrating Our
40 Years. 5,088 Graduates. 1972 - 2012
September 21, 2012 - Course #31-12
with Dr. Janice Townsend, Dr. Van Himel, Dr. Tyler Lasseigne,
Dr. Sabiha Bunek,
Ms. Jennifer Ireland, Dr. Cole Johnson, and Dr. Ryan May
6 hrs clinical CDE (lecture)
Fees: Dentist -
$195 Hygienist - $145 Lab
Tech - $145 Assistant, other staff -
us on Alumni Day, September 21!
To celebrate our history, LSUHSC School of Dentistry (LSUSD) faculty
members Drs. Van Himel, Janice Townsend and Tyler Lasseigne will share the
latest clinical information in endodontics, pediatric dentistry and esthetics.
Two of our recent graduates - our 40th class - and an upcoming graduate will
present their grand rounds case studies. In addition, visiting faculty members
from The Dental Advisor will share information on new products, as well
as tips and techniques for improving patient care.
Complementing the relevant and up-to-date Continuing Education (CE)
courses, the all-day event will include a continental breakfast, a hot lunch, a
student-sponsored post-event celebration and a live auction.
Special thanks to our
lead sponsor, 1983 alumnus
Dr. Michael Zweifler, president and founder of
A warm thanks also to our co-sponsors
Campus Federal Credit Union, Delta Dental Insurance Company, Ivoclar-Vivadent, KoolSmiles, and P&G Crest Oral-B.
Because of their support, Alumni
Grand Rounds Case Studies - 2012 DDS
"Grand Rounds" has been an important
teaching tool in medicine for many years and more recently, has been introduced
into dental education. LSU School of Dentistry Grand Rounds, initiated in 2009,
aims to strengthen critical thinking among students while integrating clinical
and basic science understanding in relation to patient care.
Every Thursday morning six students present one
patient case each to a group of faculty and students. The patient's chief
complaint as well as dental, medical, family and social histories are all set
forth and considered when recommending treatment plans. Clinical photographs and
mounted casts are used when discussing the extra oral and intraoral findings.
The student's proposed treatment plan, along with alternate plans, are
presented. Challenges in providing the treatment are considered, such as the
patient's medical or dental condition and the current medications they take.
Each presenter will include references to strengthen his or her position.
Two 30-minute presentations will be given by
2012 graduates, Dr. Cole Johnson and Dr. Ryan May, and a third by an
Special thanks to Dick DuBois, DDS, GPR '77, clinical assistant professor in
the LSUSD Department of Comprehensive Dentistry and Biomaterials, for his
efforts to organize the grand rounds presentations.
Pediatric Dentistry Update - Janice Townsend,
Stay abreast of the latest techniques in dentistry for children. In
this presentation, Dr. Janice Townsend will help the dentist brush up on
fundamentals such as fluoride, behavior management and stainless-steel crowns.
This course will also review changing concepts in pulp therapy, trauma
management and esthetic restorations. Enjoy this fast-paced review of current
practices in pediatric dentistry!
||Janice Townsend, DDS, MS|
Townsend, assistant professor and interim chair of the LSUSD Department of
Pediatric Dentistry, received her DDS from Marquette University School of
Dentistry in 2005. Two years later, she completed her Master of Science
studies with a certificate in pediatric dentistry at Columbus Children's
Hospital and Ohio State University. In 2009 she received the Arthur Nowak
Award from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry for top performance
on the oral board exam. In 2010, she was selected as a "Golden Apple"
teacher by her students for excellence in teaching. She is a member of
Omicron Kappa Upsilon honorary dental society and the LSUSD C. Edmund
Kells Honor Society.
Irrigation of Root Canal Systems: A New
Direction - Van Himel, DDS
Irrigation has been an often
misunderstood and under-appreciated step in cleaning root canal systems.
Evidence to support its effectiveness has been available since the beginning of
the specialty and was brought to the forefront in 1981 when Bystrom and
Sundqvist found that attempts to eliminate infection solely through
instrumentation without the use of antimicrobial agents had proven to be
unsuccessful. Despite published evidence of new solutions and delivery systems,
adaptation of new techniques into clinics has been slow. This presentation will
review the rationale for irrigation, recommended solutions and techniques
available to deliver these solutions. Needle, ultrasonic, sonic, negative apical
pressure and laser techniques will be reviewed.
||Van Himel, DDS|
Dr. Van Himel is
professor and head of the LSUSD Department of Endodontics, joining the
faculty in 2010. From 1989 to 2009, he was a faculty member at the
University of Tennessee (UT) Health Science Center, College of Dentistry
in Memphis. He served in multiple roles at UT: director of the Division of
Endodontics; chair, Department of Biologic and Diagnostic Sciences;
interim associate dean of clinical affairs; and chair, Department of
Endodontics and Operative Dentistry. From 1984-1989, he served as director
of postgraduate endodontics at LSUSD. Dr. Himel received his DDS in 1973
and his certificate in endodontics in 1982, both from LSUSD. He served as
captain in the U.S. Air Force, George AFB, California, from 1973-75. He
has published 37 articles and 30 abstracts, and authored two textbook
chapters. Dr. Himel also serves as a manuscript reviewer on two
prestigious dental journals and has lectured or presented papers at
numerous meetings across the country.
Achieving Optimal Esthetic Results in Daily
Practice: Options, Limitations and Solutions - Tyler Lasseigne, DDS, CDT
Dr. Lasseigne will
present a comprehensive esthetic course that offers practical solutions for the
dental professional. Participants will learn how to:
- distinguish a functional patient from an esthetic
- manage occlusion for complex esthetic
- select ceramic systems to suit patient
- select high-strength ceramics for maximum
- manage adjacent implant restorations in the
- implement a systematic occlusal strategy for
protection of aesthetic restorations.
The course is high-energy and packed with valuable
content. Dr. Lasseigne's educational and professional background positions him
as an authority in the fields of prosthodontics and dental laboratory
||Tyler P. Lasseigne, DDS,
Dr. Lasseigne, assistant clinical professor in the LSUSD
Department of Prosthodontics, received his postgraduate education in
prosthodontics at LSUSD while obtaining a certification in dental lab
technology. He maintains a private practice limited to comprehensive
restorative dentistry in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Lasseigne currently
serves as visiting faculty at Georgia Health Sciences University and The
Pankey Institute and is a member of numerous professional academies. He
has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. He
lectures nationally and internationally in the areas of esthetics and
Staying on Top -- Tools, Tips and Techniques
for Team Success - Sabiha S. Bunek, DDS, and Jennifer N.
Ireland, BS, CDA, RDA
management, multi-tasking and patient care capabilities are essential for
productivity. Often team members do not know where to look for new products,
tips or techniques that will provide solutions to everyday clinical problems.
This lecture is designed to update the entire dental team on the latest product
advancements and developments, helping them to improve their efficiency,
effectiveness and productivity. In addition to acquiring multiple tips, tools
and techniques that will contribute to improved patient care, participants will
receive a bag of goodies for attending the course.
||Sabiha S. Bunek, DDS|
Bunek, a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, is
dedicated to remaining at the forefront of her profession by applying her
creativity and esthetic principles to leading-edge cosmetic and
restorative dentistry. She is a practicing dentist at Enspire Dental in
Ann Arbor, Michigan, and serves as editor-in-chief of The Dental Advisor,
a resource for unbiased evaluation of products and equipment. In addition
to overseeing a group of editors who contribute content, she is also a
regular contributor to the publication. Her vision is to always ensure
that the The Dental Advisor, is clinically relevant and serves as a
valuable resource for dental professionals. She lectures on digital
technologies, as well as clinical procedures, using the latest products
and techniques. Dr. Bunek is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic
Dentistry and the Society for Color and Appearance in
Jennifer N. Ireland, BS, CDA,
Ms. Ireland works full-time in training and education at
The Dental Advisor, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She graduated from Siena
Heights University in 2004 with a BS degree in biology and is a 2006
graduate of the Washtenaw Community College Dental Assisting program. She
has 14 years of dental assisting experience and is an active member of the
ADAA, MDAA and Washtenaw District Dental Assistants Society. In 2009
Jennifer successfully completed the"Speak Like a Leader" program,
developed by Dr. Paul Homoly of the Homoly Institute, and continues to
share her diverse experience and knowledge with her peers through
lectures, table clinics and trainings. Jennifer developed and moderates
the Assistant Advisor, a corner of The Dental Advisor, website which
promotes continuous education and advancement for dental assistants. She
approaches life with passion and continually strives to grow both
personally and professionally.
Bring the entire team for the CE, fellowship and fun!
This is a program for everyone -- dentists, hygienists, laboratory
technologists, and dental assistants.
To view a detailed agenda for the day, click