LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education is the brand name of LSU’s overall continuing dental education program; it represents the long-standing affiliation and working relationship between LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry and The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. for the purpose of developing and marketing continuing education courses.
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Course Description

A New Live Surgery Program 2017-2018               Continuing Dental Education
LSU Dental Implant ContinuumTM
for Treatment Planning, Placement & Restoration of Implants
                                                          in Baton Rouge

John M. Barksdale, DDS, Director and Rick Ferguson, DMD, Co-Director with 10 additional faculty members

  • Starts October 27, 2017 and ends April 8, 2018
  • For dentists with a current U.S. license
  • Limited-attendance, comprehensive, interdisciplinary
  • One 3-day session per month for 7 months
  • Bring your own patient(s) or we provide patient(s)
  • Live patient surgeries during all sessions
  • Proof of malpractice insurance required

Course Venues
Live Patient Surgeries Each Friday at:
12045 Coursey Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70810 (Google Map)

Saturday and Sunday Lectures & Workshops at:
Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70810 (Google Map)

Course #71-17
120 hours clinical CDE credit
AGD #690 (Implants)

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LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education is the brand name of LSU's overall continuing dental education program; it represents the long-standing affiliation and working relationship between LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry and The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. for the purpose of developing, marketing, and administering online and live continuing education courses and training programs. This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education and Implant Educators. LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education/The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

Registration Fee
$13,000 (Dentist)
Registration fee includes dental materials, handout materials, and continental breakfast and lunch each day.
Register NOW...This continuum will fill up because it is a live patient experience.
A $1,000 nonrefundable deposit holds a seat, balance of the tuition is due no later than Wednesday, September 27, 2017 or if extended payment terms are agreed upon, the remaining balance is due no later than Friday, December 15, 2017.


To Register
Register Online - course confirmation will be sent by email.
Call: (504) 941-8193
Fax Registration Form to: (504) 941-8403
Mail Registration Form with Payment to:
        LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education
        1100 Florida Avenue, Box 142-B, New Orleans, LA 70119-2799

Course Description & Overview
Our instructors will guide you to acquire the knowledge and confidence you need for treatment planning, placement, and restoration of implants. During the continuum: 

  • You will be encouraged to bring cases for treatment planning and review and will benefit from one-on-one treatment planning.
  • You will participate in hands-on model workshops, and observe and place implants in live surgeries.
  • You will be expected to demonstrate competency on all hands-on exercises and quizzes.
  • Live surgeries will be observed or assisted at each session.
  • Observation and assistance in live surgeries are required.
  • All attendees should bring a laptop computer for CT guided software training.

Learning Objectives
After completing the continuum, attendees should be able to:

  • Treatment plan, place, and restore dental implants
  • Use CT guided surgical techniques
  • Predictably treat patients using dental implants
  • Understand why, when, and how patients can benefit from dental implant treatment


2017-2018 LSU Dental Implant Continuum | Session Dates:

2017

Session 1: October 27-29 - Drs. John Barksdale & Rick Ferguson
Friday: Live Patient Surgery
Saturday & Sunday: Introduction to Implants, Socket Grafts, and Diagnosis with a "Hands-On" Placement Workshop

Session 2: November 17-19
Friday
: Live Patient Surgery - Dr. John Barksdale
Saturday: Radiology / Diagnosis - Dr. Mitra Sadrameli
Sunday: CT Scan, Implant Therapy, and Treatment Planning - Dr. Dwight Pate

Session 3: December 15-17
Friday: Live Patient Surgery - Dr. John Barksdale
Saturday & Sunday: Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and a "Hands-On" Prosthodontics Workshop - Dr. Arthur Acker

2018

Session 4: January 5-7
Friday
: Live Patient Surgery - Dr. John Barksdale
Saturday: Soft Tissue Management & Grafting and a Pig Jaw Workshop - Dr. Avi Schetritt
Sunday: Growth Factors & Stem Cells - Dr. Richard Miron

Session 5: February 9-11
Friday: Live Patient Surgery - Dr. John Barksdale
Saturday: Ridge Augmentation and Guided Bone Regeneration - Dr. Rick Ferguson
Sunday: Sinus Grafts - Dr. Rick Ferguson

Session 6: March 9-11
Friday: Live Patient Surgery - Dr. John Barksdale
Saturday: Occlusion for Implants - Dr. Glenn Gittleson
Sunday: Autogenous and Allograft Block Grafting - Dr. John Russo

Session 7: April 6-8
Friday
: Live Patient Surgery - Dr. John Barksdale
Saturday
: Immediate Extraction and Implant Placement &  Management and Prevention of Complications - Dr. Rick Ferguson (see box below for information on concurrent session for dental team members)
Sunday: Advanced Implant Prosthetics, and Management of Prosthetic Complications - Dr. Aldo Leopardi


A CE Course for Team Members:
How to Become an Effective Team Member in a Dental Implant Practice
Presented by Kathi Carlson, CDA (Fellow, Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries)

A special full-day presentation during Session 7 on Saturday, April 7, 2018 for dental team members. By attending this course, the attendee earns membership in the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries.
To Register: Call CE office at (504) 941-8193 | Tuition Fee: $395 (Dental Team Members Only)
Course #71-17-8 | 8 hours clinical CDE credit


For this course, the following patient records are required:
(1) Patient informed consent and release forms;
(2) Preoperative medical/dental history forms;
(3) Preoperative radiographs;
(4) Preoperative diagnostic casts, if applicable;
(5) Preoperative photographs;
(6) Preoperative dental charting;
(7) Radiographs taken before and after treatments, if indicated;
(8) Photographs of completed treatments; and
(9) Postoperative radiographs, if indicated.

Patient Protection
All participating dentists must be licensed U.S. dentists, and each dentist must submit proof of malpractice insurance to Miss Hong Nguyen, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at hngu19@lsuhsc.edu, by October 6, 2017 (3 weeks before the start of the continuum). LSU Health New Orleans CDE will ensure that asceptic conditions, equipment and instruments are provided, and that adequate and appropriate arrangements and/or facilities for emergency care are available. The continuum director, supervising implant surgeons, and the experienced implant surgery dental assistants will ensure that the pre-mentioned conditions, appropriate equipment and instruments, and emergency care are available. All patients will be informed in non-technical language of: (1) the training situation, (2) the nature and extent of the treatment to be rendered, (3) any benefits and potential harm that may result from the procedure, (4) available alternative procedures, and (5) their right to discontinue treatment.

Host Hotel & Hotel Accommodations

at Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70810 (Google Map)
Phone: (225) 215-7000

Room Rate: $119/night plus applicable taxes
Group Name Mention: LSU Dental Implant Continuum
Phone Reservations: (866) 469-5448

If you are in need of special dietary arrangements, please send an e-mail listing specific examples of foods you can eat to info@lsucde.org, or call (504) 941-8193 by Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

About the Faculty

John Barksdale, Jr., DDSJohn M. Barksdale, Jr., DDS, Director
Dr. Barksdale, a full-time general dentist in private practice in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, completed a two-year practicing residency program in Implant Surgery and Prosthetics at the Misch Implant Institute. He is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and a Fellow of the Misch International Implant Institute and the Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Barksdale currently serves as President of The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc., has directed dental implant programs for LSU Health New Orleans CDE, and is one of only eight dentists in Louisiana to be accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Rick Ferguson, DDSRick Ferguson, DMD, Co-Director
Dr. Ferguson is a full-time general dentist in private practice in Davie, Florida, a diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Miami and lectures throughout the world on a variety of implant surgery and restorative topics. He is the director of Implant Educators that runs a seven month program teaching general dentists and specialists how to become implantologists.

Other faculty members include:
  • Arthur Acker, DMD, MAGD (General Dentist) 
  • Kathi Carlson, CDA (Fellow, Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries)
  • Glenn Gittleson, DDS (General Dentist)
  • Aldo Leopardi, BDS, DDS, MS (Prosthodontist)
  • Richard Miron, DDS, BMSC, MSc, PhD (Periodontist)
  • Dwight Pate, DMD (General Dentist)
  • John Russo, DMD, MHS (Periodontist)
  • Mitra Sadrameli, DMD, MS (Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist)
  • Avi Schetritt, DMD (Periodontist)


ADA CERP logo       
LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education 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 courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education designates this activity for 180 hours of clinical continuing dental education credit.

Nonrefundable Airline Ticket, Flight Change, or Hotel Reservation:
The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc./(d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) cannot be held responsible for the cost of an attendee's nonrefundable airline ticket, flight change, or hotel room reservation in the event this continuum (or any session of this continuum) is cancelled or rescheduled.

Cancellation & Refund Policy:
The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc./LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education reserves the right to cancel this program should circumstances warrant such action. In the event this program is cancelled or filled, the Academy will refund the full tuition. If you must cancel your registration for this program, the Academy will refund your tuition (minus an administrative cancellation fee of 10% of the total tuition) if the Academy receives written notification of your withdrawal no later than September 27, 2017. Notification of withdrawal received after September 27, 2017 will result in forfeiture of the entire tuition.

New Knowledge Related to Dental Practice:
Dental education and dental continuing education programs have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Participants are cautioned about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into their practices. Providership or partial providership of a continuing education course by LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product.

Continuing Education Credit:
Continuing education credit awarded for participation in this continuum may not apply toward license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verity the requirements of his or her state licensing board.

Equality of Educational Opportunity:
The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education, and LSU School of Dentistry are committed to equality of educational opportunity and do not discriminate against applicants, students or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability.

Please: No recording devices in lecture rooms, and turn mobile phones off.

  

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Phone: 504.941.8193  •  Fax 504.941.8403  • Info@LSUCDE.org