Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

FAPD 2024 Annual Meeting
October 19, 2024
Wyndham Grand Orland Bonnet Creek
$325 FAPD Members, $425 Non-Members, $250 Faculty and Residents until June 1, 2024*
$375 FAPD Members, $475 Non-Members, $300 Faculty and Residents after June 1, 2024*

Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek Room Reservation Link



7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast / Registration / Exhibit Hall Open
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM  Jill Slye
10:30AM – 11:00 AM Morning Break/ Light Snacks / Exhibit Hall Open
11:00 AM – 1:05 PM Rick Schwartz
1:05 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM La Ree Johnson
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Afternoon Break / Light Snacks /Exhibit Hall Open
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM La Ree Johnson
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Cocktail / Mocktail Reception / Exhibit Hall Open

Jill Slye

With over 30 years of business experience in leadership, sales, management, & marketing, Jill Slye is a public speaking Instructor at Harvard University Extension School. She teaches at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and is a consultant at the Harvard Kennedy School. Through her Graduate and Undergraduate classes, seminars and professional coaching courses, she has the honor of working with a diverse student population across the globe.

Effective Communication

The objective of A Sounding Board is to provide the attendees of FAPD in
2024 skills and techniques to inspire successful communication and
presenting in their working environment. Particular focus will be on
presentations, building confidence during difficult conversations with
patients, parents, and colleagues. The goal of this program is to provide a
powerful voice to the attendees of FAPD.

Main Topics to be discussed:
1. OCD Presentation Method®
2. Interpersonal and group communication in the workplace
3. Assessing your communication baseline
A stronger knowledge of:
1. Why we experience communication breakdown and how to overcome it
2. Techniques for navigating difficult conversations
3. Effective tools for persuasion

Dr. Rick Schwartz

Dr. Rick Schwartz graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1977 and completed a two-year General Dentistry residency. He did a combination of private practice, teaching and dental materials research before entering endodontic training in 1996. He has authored over 100 articles and abstracts and was a cover author on 3 editions of “Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry” by Quintessence Publishing Co. He is first author of the book “Best Practices in Endodontics”, also from Quintessence, and is a cover author of “Advanced CBCT for Endodonics .” For the past 25 years he has been in full time private practice limited to endodontics in San Antonio, TX. He has lectured extensively in U.S. and in 18 other countries.

Amazing Tales of Endodontics for Children

Children present many unique and challenging issues for endodontic treatment and treatment planning. They provide interesting variation from the typical adult endodontic practice. Somewhat by default, Dr. Schwartz’s practice has become a referral center for children and adolescents in San Antonio, and they make up a significant part of his practice. With kids the goals of endodontic treatment are often long-term, but in many cases the goals are relatively short term, to preserve compromised teeth only into their 20s, when jaw growth slows and the restorative options improve. His presentation will be case-based and will review some creative solutions to unique problems presented by young patients. Many of the cases will have long term recalls.

Learning Objectives: At conclusion, participants should be able to discuss:

1. How endodontics for children is often different than for adults, including treatment approaches and objectives.
2. Some creative ways to manage adolescents or teens with compromised teeth who are too young for implants or other restorative options.
3. How to manage a variety of traumatic injuries.
4. Some creative ways to manage developmental anomalies.

Dr. LaRee Johnson

Dr. Johnson received her doctorate from the University of Tennessee with honors before completing her pediatric dentistry residency and post-doctoral master’s at the University of North Carolina. She serves as adjunct faculty at the University of North Carolina and East Carolina University. She has been inducted into the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. She has served as the president of the North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Johnson is the founding partner of Carolina Pediatric Dentistry and serves as the Dental Director for Raleigh Children’s Surgery Center.  She has been in full-time private practice, using conventional treatment, conscious sedation, and general anesthesia for 25 years, and is experienced in all aspects of clinical pediatric dentistry. She has completed three Ironman races, a marathon in all 50 states (we hope the last one is November 12, 2023), and the Umstead 100 Mile Endurance Run with her husband. They are the proud parents of two college-aged children and a spoiled rotten yellow lab. Their entire family enjoys cycling, CrossFit, and playing board games together.
Things That Make You Go Hmm…

How often have you told yourself, “Well, I never saw that in my training?” In this three-hour course, we will pull that Band-Aid off swiftly and get right to many of those things. We will dive into molar hypomineralization. No, not a review of the literature to review prevalence and etiology. It’s more like the kiddo is in the chair, has seen two other providers who cannot get the child numb, and these teeth are wreaking havoc… now what? We will discuss treatment options from the most conservative to extraction and substitution cases. Keys to where to start and what to expect in the short and long term will be shared with long-term follow-up. Attendees will learn to master intraosseous local anesthesia to profoundly anesthetize the stubborn teeth enabling the most definitive treatment. Next, we will step into behavioral coaching for children, parents, the dental team, and of course – ourselves. Spoiler alert! It is a moving target, and one approach never works for everyone, however, some work for many. We will discuss losing team members. What is your dental dream team’s profile, genotype, and phenotype? Where do you find them, what motivates them, and how do you retain them? During our time together, there will be many clinical pearls. We will end with solutions to avoid liability landmines in our practice to allow us to keep the joy in the best profession on earth… pediatric dentistry!

Course Objectives:

  •  Understand the continuum of options available for the treatment of molar hypomineralization and how to get these tricky teeth anesthetized
  • Review all modalities of achieving profound local anesthesia
  •  Embrace digital delivery of local anesthesia
  • Learn how to deliver intraosseous local anesthesia
  • Achieve comfort to pull the trigger on the extraction of hypomineralized 6-year molars and commit to molar substitution
  • Surgical tips for removing teeth
  • Identify the most effective ways to treat mesially ectopic 6-year molars (hypomineralized molars have a higher incidence of being mesially ectopic)
  • Grasp space maintenance after the loss of second primary molars from mesially ectopic 6-year molars
  • Discern how to choose your approach to behavioral coaching of children and parents and recognize when your toolbox does not have what will make a parent happy and deselect yourself as a caregiver
  • Find solutions for the era of the Great Resignation
  • Protect yourself from the landmines of liability in the distrusting and litigious world we practice in

Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider approved by American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. 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.
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*Changes / Cancellations / Refund Requests: must be submitted in writing and received in the FAPD office on or before Oct 9, 2024
** has no relevant financial relationships to disclose
Members of the CE planning committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.