Dental Professionals Seminar

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October 21, 2016

Current Trends in Preventive Dentistry, and Management of the Patient with Special Needs

This informative one day seminar for dental professionals is sponsored by the SIU Carbondale Dental Hygiene Program.  Both sessions will be presented by Lance Lambert, D.D.S.  Dr. Lance Lambert grew up in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and graduated from Glenbard West High School in Trishia Osuna1975. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology at Dartmouth College in 1979 and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 1983. He completed a general practice residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in 1984 and pediatric specialty training at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh in 1986. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association. In addition to founding this private dental practice over 25 years ago, he taught for over 28 years in the Post-graduate Pediatric Dental Residency Program at UIC, training future pediatric dentists. He has published scientific papers on pediatric dental sedation and taught numerous courses on caring for special needs children and the use of nitrous oxide sedation in dentistry. Dr. Lambert served on the Board of Directors for the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and as President of the Illinois chapter of American Academy of Pediatric Dentists. He has a special interest in treating children with Autism and other special needs. He is currently accepting new patients and enjoys speaking to parent groups on caring for their children's oral health. Dr. Lambert is currently serving as the President of the Wheaton Dental Society.

Infant Exam
Autism Exam
Special Needs Exam

The schedule for the day is as follows:

  1. Special patient care
    1. Physical disabilities
    2. Developmental disabilities
    3. Medically complex patients
  2. Patients with Autism
    1. Understanding Autism
    2. Working with patients with Autism
  3. Update on the epidemiology of dental caries
  4. New prevention strategies
    1. Update on Fluoride
    2. Infant dental exam
      1. Why infant exams
      2. How to do an infant exam
      3. Training the new parents in care for their infants oral health
  5. Management of dental caries
    1. The traditional surgical approach
    2. Medical management of a chronic disease a new way of thinking
  6. Question and answer time

A Continuing Education Units application has been submitted for approval to award six (6) Continuing Education Units (CEU) for completion of this program.  Thank you Proctor & Gamble for providing CEU’s for this event.

Morning Session – Management of the Patient with Special Needs
The morning portion of the course will review the special challenges associated with providing care to patients with a variety of special health care needs.  We will discuss briefly the common diagnoses likely to be encountered in a general practice and how these impact the provision of dental care.   We will also provide you with strategies for managing these concerns so that you can provide care for them.  These will include: patients with physical disabilities, developmental and cognitive disabilities, and patients with common complex medical concerns.  We will spend time discussing Autism Spectrum Disorder, in an effort to help you understand this increasingly common challenge, and provide some helpful suggestions for managing these patients dental needs.

Afternoon Session – Current Trends in Preventative Dentistry
In the afternoon we will address the most current issues in prevention and management of dental caries:  we will provide an update on the epidemiology of the disease, and the latest prevention strategies, including infant exams, and medical management of the chronic disease.  There will be ample time for group discussion, question and answer.

Exhibitors from a variety of dental companies will also be available throughout the day to discuss their products and services.

Program Date: October 21, 2016
Program Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Program Location: SIU Carbondale Student Center, Auditorium and International Lounge, 1255 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, Illinois
Registration Deadline: October 7, 2016


  • Registration Fee: $120
  • Current ADHA Member: $100 - (Only with a copy of current ADHA card submitted with registration; sorry, no online registration available for this fee.)  
  • Full-time SIU DH Student: $40
  • 2016 SIU DH Graduate: $40
  • Active Military (with copy of Military ID) - $40

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations received in writing before October 7, 2016 entitles the registrant to a refund, minus a $20 cancellation fee.  No refund will be made after that date. The University reserves the right to cancel any program. In the event of program cancellation, only those pre-registered will be notified.

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