New Dentist Conference offers customized CE — and Zen

By | July 3, 2017

Atlanta — This October’s New Dentist Conference has a wealth of continuing education courses tailor-made for new dentists, with topics including everything from restorations to Zen.

Yes, Zen. The Oct. 19 course promises to teach simple techniques for dentists so that they can “balance, reboot and enliven the busy professional” and learn how to participate in a “mind/body/spirit series that will awaken inner wisdom.”

“I think the lineup of CE and events looks even better than it was last year,” said Dr. Kristin Kaelke Miller, chair of the North Carolina Dental Society’s New Dentist Committee. “The CE available is coordinated a little more with the main part of ADA – 2017 America’s Dental Meeting but also stays separate enough so that as a new dentist I am getting a little something extra out of being a part of the new dentist track, but don’t feel like I’m missing out on the bigger ADA meeting.”ADA2017_NDC_Logo_CMYK

“The customized new dentist CE track will be amazing, as well as all the CE offered at the ADA annual meeting,” said Louisiana-based Dr. Raymond Jarvis, one of two national New Dentist Committee members that works with the ADA Committee on Annual Meetings to organize and plan the New Dentist Conference.

A limited amount of seats are available in the new dentist CE track as part of the conference fee that would otherwise have an additional fee — up to $105 for each course. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Dentists can make a selection when registering for the conference.

The New Dentist Conference CE track includes:


Thursday, Oct. 19

  • 11 Easy Tactics That Get and Keep More New Patients (5117), 2-5 p.m., Kirk Behrendt.
  • Stay Out of Jail: Avoid Coding Errors (5119), 2-5 p.m., Dr. Charles Blair.
  • Technique Matters: Local Anesthesia Techniques Update (5121), 2-5 p.m., Drs. Alan Budenz and Mel Hawkins.
  • Sleep Medicine Panel: Ask the Experts (5125), 2-5 p.m., Dr. Steve Carstensen.
  • Controversies and Advances in Endo: What Every GP Should Know (5322), 2-5 p.m., Dr. Manor Haas.
  • Introduction to Meditation (5502), 3:30-4:30 p.m., Dr. Christina DiBona Pastan.
  • Zen Body 60 (5503), 4-5 p.m., Dr. Uche Odiatu.


Friday, Oct. 20

  • 7 Proven Steps to Motivate Your Team (6113), 1-3:30 p.m., Mr. Behrendt.
  • Tips and Techniques for Delivering Superior Laser Dentistry (6115), 1-3:30 p.m., Dr. Robert A. Convissar.
  • The 3 Keys to Case Acceptance: Everybody Wants to Say Yes (6118), 1-3:30 p.m., Dr. Mark Kleive.
  • When Good Restorations Go Bad (6121),” 1-3:30 p.m., Dr. Brian Novy.
  • Tooth Bleaching: Bridging Past Knowledge to Future Trends (6324), 1-3:30 p.m., Dr. Van B. Haywood.
  • Creating Powerful Practices by Enabling Emotional Intelligence (6127), 1-4 p.m., Dr. Robert L. Frazier and Bill Woodburn.


Saturday, Oct. 21

  • How to Assess Professional Literature: A Skeptic’s Guide (7304), 8-9:30 a.m., Dr. Michael Glick.
  • Street and Pharmaceutical Drug Abuse: The New Threats (7102), 8-9:30 a.m., Dr. Harold Crossley, Ph.D.
  • Paradigm Shifts in Dentistry 2017 (7101), 8-9:30 a.m., Dr. Gordon Christensen, Ph.D.
  • Dentistry’s Role in a Mass Disaster Scenario (7312), 8-9:30 a.m., Dr. Anthony Cardoza.

To register and learn more about the New Dentist Conference, visit The New Dentist Conference will be held in conjunction with ADA 2017 – America’s Dental Meeting Oct. 19-23 in Atlanta.

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