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2013 Meeting LogoCSPD’s 39th and WSPD’s 12th
Annual Meeting & Scientific Session

The Greatest Meeting of Land and Sea!

Pre-registration is closed.
Registration is available onsite.

March 26-30, 2014

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa
on Del Monte Golf Course

Join us in 2014 at the luxurious Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course located adjacent to on the renowned Pebble Beach Company’s Del Monte Golf Course! CSPD is busy building another excellent Annual Meeting program with details available in the fall and will be posted on the Annual Meeting Schedule page.

Come experience the possibilities in Monterey!

  • Play a round of golf on the Del Monte Golf Course; ranked by Golf Digest as the top five among courses in America over 100 years old.
  • Dine at TusCA Ristorante; known for their Farm to Table menu featuring locally grown seasonal ingredients
  • Explore the Monterey Bay Aquarium where you can see animals indigenous to the area such as sea otters, jellyfish, penguins, and many more!
  • Looking to leave the hotel? Monterey has beautiful scenery, museums, shopping, wine tasting and tones of outdoor activities such as kayaking, whale watching or bike tours



(updated 10-16-2013)


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Applied for 7.5 CEUs

Registration fee of: $275.00 per person. Space is limited. First-come, first-served, so reserve your space today.

Scientific Session Dentists, Students & Residents, Dental Auxiliaries

Room: Monterey Ballroom

Mr. John Bovia has over 40 years of experience in emergency medical services dating back to his combat paramedic military service and has personally trained over 200,000 health care professionals, including nurses, EMTs, physicians and dentists. In 1983, he cofounded Life Support Services, Inc., an Ann Arbor, Michigan based company that trains over 12,000 professionals each year for the American Heart Association in BLS, ACLS and PALS. An outstanding instructor that leads a team of highly qualified AHA practicing nurses and paramedics, he and his faculty are sought after lecturers and trainers in continuing education programs. Life Support Services, Inc. provides emergency management courses for DOCS Education, a leading private education firm in sedation dentistry. His “down to earth” personality and practical teaching nature has made him popular in an educational arena where intimidation often inhibits learning.

Life Support Services, Inc. has become a leader in high fidelity human simulation training that makes emergency response more of an instant hands on experience rather than just passive algorithm memorization. This coupled with the use by Life Support Services, Inc. of animal cadaver material for surgical emergency airway management and intraosseous (IO) medication and fluid access has brought new clinical relevance to human simulation.

Dr. Roger G. Sanger has over 40 years of experience as a pediatric dentist who, along with Ray E. Stewart DMD, MS, founded a multioffice, multidoctor regional pediatric dental group in California with special emphasis on in office enteral sedation in their two surgicenters and hospital based parenteral sedation and general anesthesia. Dr. Sanger obtained his DDS at USC, as a Mott Fellow completed a residency and fellowship in pediatric dentistry at USC hospitals, and obtained a MS in health care as an NIH Fellow at USC. Prior to entering private practice in 1982, he was on the faculty at USC Children’s Hospital and the University of Colorado Medical Center where he attained the rank of tenured Professor, served in many administrative positions, and authored two clinical texts and numerous scientific articles and chapters. In 2009, he became the Director of Pediatric Sedation Courses for DOCS Education and lectures extensively with two of his practice partners, Peter C.J, Chiang DDS and Kenji B. Saisho MD, DDS. With his experience of performing over 13,000 enteral sedation cases in his career, Dr. Sanger, who has been PALS certified for over 20 years, knows first hand the importance of fast emergency recognition, correctable decision making management, and constant patient bio feedback. As Pediatric Dental Director for Life Support Services, Inc., he has teamed up with Mr. Bovia and his faculty to bring real life emergency situations during in office sedation procedures to the high fidelity human simulation training in PALS education.

PALS® (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) with High Fidelity Human Simulation- A Course for First Time Certification or Continual Recertification
by John G. Bovia and Dr. Roger G. Sanger

Many states now require PALS® certification by the American Heart Association for those practitioners that perform sedation for children and teenagers in their office. But, a pediatric emergency may occur on any patient in your practice. In either situation, you are the first responder. Are you prepared? Can you recognize pediatric emergencies and manage successful outcomes? Are your “hands on” life support skills current?

With advances in computer assisted high fidelity human simulation, the PALS® course no longer has to be only a passive learning experience with memorization of algorithms. Reality simulated emergency scenarios can be computer programmed with a pediatric manikin simulator to enable you to perform actual “hands on” emergency recognition and institute management actions. Plus, with continual computer simulation, the emergency can be ongoing based upon the your management decisions. You will learn corrective procedures and proper medication and dose through protocols that are applied to a pediatric simulator.

With this new “what do I do if this happens” technology your learning of pediatric life support becomes highly practical to your practice. Along with the use of animal cadaver material, you will also perform advanced “hands on” surgical airway access procedure and establish an intraosseous (IO) medication and fluid access line. Learning PALS with pediatric manikin simulator and animal cadaver material will prepare you to create a pediatric crisis plan with your staff for your practice. This course will increase not only your cognitive processes but your skill sets as well.

Children present unique challenges in the dental practice today. The airway of a child, especially that of the preschooler, can be anatomically compromised. Couple this with common childhood diseases that often adds to this compromised situation and a crisis becomes highly probable every day in a pediatric dental practice. Initial symptoms of a medical emergency may be mirrored by common nervous behavior in your patients. Be prepared by becoming a PALS® certified pediatric dentist.

This participation course will be instructed by AHA certified instructors from Life Support Services, Inc. who are practicing “in the trenches” ER nurses and paramedics with a unique understanding of the dental health professional and what emergencies you may encounter in a pediatric dental practice. The faculty to student ratio will be less than 10-1 for this class. If you have postponed taking a PALS® course because of instructor intimidation, dread of memorization, seeing no daily application to your practice, etc., this course is for you.

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room: Beach Room

New Board Member Orientation All Trustees, officers and guests are expected to attend.
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
CSPD Trustees, officers and guests

II Forniao

2013 - 2014 Board of Directors Dinner
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Foyer

8:00 PM - 1:30 PM
CSPD Trustees, officers and guests

Room: Oaktree 1-3

CSPD Board of Directors Meeting The CSPDF will join the CSPD Board for Lunch
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Applied for 3.5 CEUs

Reg fee: Free to Foundation donors, residents, and staff of donors

$100 to non-donors of the Foundation

Scientific Session Dentists, Students & Residents, Dental Auxiliaries and Dental Office Staff

Room: Regency Main

Anders Bjork is the Director, Market Insights & Analysis for the California Dental Association. He has extensive experience in market intelligence, market research, competitive intelligence, unstructured data analysis, market strategy, and innovation development. His past employment experience includes providing insights from data to guide his employer’s strategies in the integrated healthcare (Sutter Health), health insurance (Blue Shield of California), and ancillary benefits (Vision Service Plan) industries.

He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a Masters of Business Administration in healthcare management from the University of California at Davis Graduate School of Management.

Tom Von Sydow - Vice President of Specialty for Pacific Dental Services (PDS), In his role as Vice President, Thomas collaborates with PDS supported owner dentists, helping them achieve their goals with respect to their specialty practice. The areas of his involvement are pediatric dental care (My Kid’s Dentist/Every Kids Dentist), oral surgery care, periodontal care, endodontic care, orthodontic care, hygiene care, and implant therapy. The PDS supported owner dentists contract with a network of clinicians consisting of approximately 690 specialists and hygienists who serve approximately 350 offices. In addition, Thomas is part of the Senior Operational Team overseeing projects and system enhancements for the entire organization. Specialty care has been the fastest growing segment of care provided by supported clinicians since 2008 and continues to be a strong opportunity for PDS supported owner doctors going forward. Offering patients the ability to receive all of their specialty care at one location, specialty providers are at the core of the culture of Clinicians Leading Clinicians.

Prior to joining PDS in 2008, Thomas served in various Leadership capacities in the healthcare and technology sectors at firms like Nobel Biocare, Masimo Pulse Oximeter, Cadence Design Systems, and United States Surgical, with a focus in Sales and Marketing. He served 6 years in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. Thomas holds a degree in Health Care Management from Southern Illinois University, Leadership Certificates from both Wharton and Harvard Business Schools, and is a Published Author, “U Can Sell” from Lulu Press. He has three grown children and is married to his lovely wife of 30 years, Jacki.

Eric Ellis, DMD Dr. Ellis received his BS in Biology from Oakland University, his DMD from Case Western Reserve, and his certificate in pediatric dentistry from Children’s Hospital in Michigan. He is a board certified pediatric dentist and has been a multi office owner/doctor with Pacific Dental Services for the past 3 years. He is married and is the father of 5 year old twins. In his spare time, he enjoys providing free dentistry to those in need.

Justin Shuffer, DDS was born and raised in Los Angeles and graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with honors with a BS degree in Biology. After college, he spent 2 years teaching middle school children and ran several non-profit programs geared towards college preparedness. Dr. Shuffer received his DDS from UCLA, completed a 1 year hospital residency at both Community Medical Center Level I trauma hospital and Central Valley Veterans Affairs in Fresno, CA, and returned to UCLA to obtain his certificate in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Shuffer holds a Faculty position at UCLA School of Dentistry, Section of Pediatric Dentistry and volunteers his time at the Children's Dental Cottage in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Shuffer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, has hospital privileges at multiple hospitals, and maintains a private practice in the city of San Dimas.

Dennis Nutter, DDS received his BS in Biology, his DDS, and his certificate in pediatric dentistry from the University of Southern California. He is the author of a series of articles on “Good clinical pain practice for pediatric procedure pain” that changed national guidelines for Behavior Guidance. Dr. Nutter has lectured nationally on pain neurobiology, pain assessment, and pain justification. He lectures regularly to dental residents at California dental schools, the US Air Force, and the Veterans Administration. He has conducted research on the behavior assessment practices of members of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Nutter is a board certified pediatric dentist practice in a solo-group private practice in Fairfield, CA. He is a past President of the Napa-Solano Dental Society and has been a Trustee for the California Dental Association and a delegate to the American Dental Association. He is the President Elect of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry and a Trustee for the Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Nutter is well acquainted with the abuses that are possible in corporate dentistry as he has had the opportunity to review the records of 35 pediatric patients whose parents are suing corporate dental chains for over treatment and abusive use of restraints.

Corporate Dentistry – Its Effect on Pediatric Dental Care

This 3 ˝ hour course will examine the rising trend of corporate dentistry. There will be presentations from the vice president of specialty services of a large corporate dental chain, an owner/dentist of a corporate pediatric dental office, a former employee of a corporate pediatric dental office, and an expert witness involved in litigation against corporate dental chains. The course will examine the demographics and history of corporate dentistry, types and structure of a Dental Service Organization (DSO), employment opportunities, advantages/disadvantages of this business model, their adherence to pediatric dental standards and guidelines, and much more.

Course Objectives:
  1. Learn about the history, demographics, and implications of corporate dentistry
  2. Learn about the business model of corporate dentistry
  3. Learn what it is like to practice pediatric dentistry in a corporate dental office – both the positives and negatives
  4. Examine the effect that corporate dentistry is having on pediatric dental care
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Exhibitor Showcase Set-up

Room: Regency 1-3 and Foyer

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
All Meeting Regisrants

Location: Garden Terrace (weather permitting)

CSPD & WSPD Welcome Reception Join us at this pet-friendly event to kick off the 2014 Annual Meeting. All members, staff, faulty, and guest are welcome. Please come dressed in California-Casual attire that is cool-weather ready!
FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014
6:30 AM - 8:15 AM

Room: Oaktree 1-3

Past Presidents' Breakfast
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Foyer

7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Exhibits in Room:Regency 1-3 and Foyer Table Clinics in Big Sur 1-3

Exhibits Open
This year promises to have some of our best and most loyal exhibitors. Members should plan to save your orders for this meeting.
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Room: Regency 1-3 and Foyer

Continental Breakfast Continental Breakfast is located in the same room as the commercial exhibits to increase interaction during breaks and free time.

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Applied for 3.0 CEUs

Scientific Session Dentists, Students & Residents

Room: Regency Main

Dr. N. Sue Seale is Regents Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M Health Science Center in Dallas, Texas. She was Chairman of the Department Pediatric Dentistry at Baylor form 1986 until 2009 where she still teaches 1/2 day a week. She is Editor in Chief of Pediatric Dentistry. She served on the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry from 1999-2002, was named AAPD Pediatric Dentist of the Year in 2001 and received their Merle C. Hunter Leadership Award in 2003. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow in the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. She has published 85 articles in peer-reviewed journals and mentored numerous Master’s students.

New Paradigms in Pediatric Pulp Therapy by N. Sue Seal, DDS, MSD

This three-hour presentation will focus on recent, evidence-based approaches to pulp therapy for cariously involved primary teeth. Current best evidence for a variety of pulpotomy techniques and agents will be presented, with emphasis on the controversy surrounding formocreasol. The mounting body of evidence supporting indirect pulp therapy (IPT) in primary teeth as an alternative to pulpotomy will be discussed, along with a description of techniques and medicaments for IPT in primary teeth.

Course objectives:

  1. Recent evidence-based findings about pulpotomy techniques using formocresol, electrosurgery, laser, ferric sulfate and MTA in primary teeth.
  2. How to use alternative criteria to determine success following pulpotomy in primary teeth.
  3. How to diagnose and determine treatment indications for the alternative to pulpotomy of indirect pulp treatment (IPT) in primary teeth
  4. Recent evidence-based findings about the success of IPT compared with pulpotomy techniques.
9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

Room: Regency 1-3

Break in Exhibit Hall
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
All CSPD Members must attend

Room: Regency Main

CSPD Annual Business Meeting The Annual Business Meeting provides an opportunity for the officers and chairpersons to report the latest state and national policy-making developments of the society.
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
A Ticketed Event

Room: Monterey Ballroom

Installation Luncheon
Be sure to choose between chicken and veggie meal options when you register for the meeting.

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Applied for 3.0 CEUs

Scientific Session Dentists, Students & Residents

Room: Regency Main

Dr. Steven Ganzberg, Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology at the UCLA School of Dentistry, is a dentist anesthesiologist with over 25 years of experience in pain management. Dr. Ganzberg graduated from M.I.T. in 1977 and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1981. He completed his pain management training at New York University and his anesthesiology training and Master’s degree at O.S.U. Dr. Ganzberg is a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Dr. Ganzberg taught at Ohio State University for 17 years before coming to UCLA. He also started the first Joint Commission accredited ambulatory surgery center devoted to dental and oral surgery in a children’s hospital, Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. Dr. Ganzberg is a past president of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists and the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. Currently, he is Director of Anesthesiology for the Century City Outpatient Surgery Center, a Joint Commission accredited surgery center focusing on dentoalveolar, maxillofacial and facial plastic surgery. Dr. Ganzberg has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally on topics involving anesthesiology and head & facial pain management. He has published over 50 original research articles and book chapters in the field. His research focuses on out-patient anesthesia techniques and clinical pharmacology. Common Pediatric Medical Conditions and Sedation Implications Airway Problems in Pediatric Oral Sedation: Step-by-Step Algorithm by Steve Ganzberg, DMD, MS

This lecture will review common pediatric medical conditions and medical emergencies that may result. In addition, sedation implications for these conditions will be highlighted with sedation strategies to improve outcome. An algorithm for airway urgencies and emergencies will be presented to help ensure that the pediatric dentist gains competence in managing the most common, serious complication when providing oral sedation.

2:00 - 4:30 PM
Applied for 2.5 CEUs

Dentists, Students & Residents

Room: Regency 4-6

Jim Squires is Director of Product Marketing at Facebook, focusing on the company’s products for brands and advertisers. He played a key role in the development and launch of Sponsored Stories, one of the first native ad formats, and the introduction of sponsored content in News Feed and mobile. Before Facebook Squires headed up product at Mixercast, a startup that enabled brands to use widgets as a promotional vehicle, and Ning, a social networking platform. Prior to that he was Director of Product Management at Yahoo, where he developed the company’s video, entertainment and broadband products. He originally joined Yahoo in 1999 with the acquisition of, an early video startup based in Dallas. Squires holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Texas Christian University and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.
New Dentists Lectures

Social Media and Your Practice by Jim Squires, Dir. Product Marketing, Facebook

2:00 - 3:15 PM

The internet has revolutionized the way we market our practices. Facebook and other companies have become the new "word of mouth", and managing your practice requires you to manage your online reputation. Learn how to grow your practice using social media, and the secrets to successful online marketing. Facebook’s Jim Squires will help you navigate the social networking revolution and survive in the digital age!

Anne Tsai is the Chief Marketing Officer for Demandforce's go-to-market, brand, digital, and social strategies. Prior to joining Demandforce, Annie spent 6 years at PGi, a virtual collaborations company, where she led the architecture of the global customer experience and retention management strategy. She has worked with different organizations in all areas of business including sales, operations, marketing, client services, and technical implementations. Annie has recently published The Small Business Online Marketing Handbook: Converting Online Conversations to Offline Customers (Wiley).

The Bottom Dollar: 3 Steps to Boost Practice Profitability by Anne Tsai, Chief Marketing Officer, Demandforce

3:15 - 4:30 PM

There are 3 simple, yet effective steps you can take right now to boost profit to your practice. Join us while we discuss the tips and tricks of the online marketing world, and explain in detail how you can have the most profitable year yet. At the end of this lecture, you will know the ins and outs of social, local, and internet marketing.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Dentists, Students & Residents

Room: Regency 4 - 6

Leadership for the New Dentist

Presented by CSPD leadership
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CSPDF Trustees, officers and guests

Room: Spyglass 1

CSPD Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
WSPDF Trustees, officers and guests

Room: Oaktree 1-3

WSPD Board of Trustees Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Applied for 1 CEU

Room: Big Sur 1-3

Judging of Table Clinics
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Spyglass Promenade

New Pediatric Dentist & Resident Reception
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: Gazebo (weather permitting)

WBI Reception
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
By Invitation only


CSPD Foundation Reception
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM

Meet-up location: Hyatt Lobby

Saturday Morning Fun Run Stay fit while at the Annual Meeting by joining your fellow running enthusiasts on Friday, March 28 at 6:30 a.m. for a 3 or 6 mile jog. Starting at the Hyatt Monterey lobby you will work your way onto the Monterey Recreational Trail to Cannery Row and back. Whether you are an experienced runner or someone looking for motivation, the Morning Mile is a great way to experience Monterey. Map of run
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Room: Spyglass 1

CSPD Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting Continuation
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Foyer

7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Room: Regency 1-3 and Foyer

Exhibitor Showcase This year promises to have some of the best and most loyal exhibitors. Members should plan to save your orders for this meeting.
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Room: Regency 1-3

Continental Breakfast Continental Breakfast is located in the same room as the commercial exhibits to increase interaction during breaks and free time.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Applied for 3.0 CEUs

Scientific Session Dentists, Students & Residents, Dental Auxiliaries and Dental Office Staff

Room: Regency Main

Dennis McTigue, DDS, MS has held administrative responsibilities at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry since 1984 and is currently a professor of pre-doctoral and post-doctoral pediatric dental education. He has served on the Board of Trustees, Executive Committee and as President of the American Academy of Pediatrict Dentistry, on the Board of Directors and as President of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped. Since 2005, Dr. McTigue has been a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Dental Traumatology and has served on multiple committees of distinction throughout his career. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the recipient of many prestigious honors and awards, most recently the Mentor of the Year Award from the Foundation of The College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He has authored and published numerous articles for scientific journals and is a nationally known speaker to dental organizations. Dr. McTigue resides in Ohio with his wife and has three grown children. Challenging Cases in Dental Traumatology by Dennis McTigue, DDS, MS

This program will explore new methodologies in managing traumatic dental injuries in children. Challenging clinical cases will be presented and discussed in an interactive format. This evidence-based dialogue will include the following issues:

  1. Review of currently accepted treatment guidelines for traumatized teeth.
  2. Tissue regeneration techniques currently applied in treatment of necrotic, immature permanent teeth.
  3. Sequential steps in managing "lost-cause" permanent incisors, including decoronation and interim prostheses.
9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

Room: Regency 1-3 and Foyer

Break in Exhibit Hall
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room: Oaktree 1-3

ExCom: Program Directors Meeting CA residency programs
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch on Your Own
1:00 - 3:30 PM
Applied for 2.5 CEUs

Scientific Session Dentists, Students & Residents, Dental Auxiliaries and Dental Office Staff

Room: Regency Main

Dr. Jessica Lee is the Demeritt Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina. She is on the faculty of both the Departments of Pediatric Dentistry in the School of Dentistry and Health Policy and Management in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also serves as the Director of the School of Dentistry’s Program Director of the Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program. She is currently the at large trustee for AAPD and has served on numerous AAPD councils and committees. Dr Lee received her MPH and DDS degrees from Columbia University and her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and PhD in Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was also a NIDCR National Research Service Award recipient and Post-doc fellow at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. She is board certified Pediatric Dentist and an active member of the medical staff at UNC Hospitals and practices in the Dental Faculty Practice in the School of Dentistry. She has authored over a 100 peer reviewed manuscripts, abstracts and book chapters. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Public Health Dentistry and Dental Traumatology. She is involved in teaching, clinical practice and research and maintains several research grants. Dr Lee is the recipient of numerous teaching and research awards including the 2008 American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Jerome Miller “For the Kids” Award. In 2010, she received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from President Barack Obama. In 2011, Dr Lee was named the “Pediatric Dentist of the Year”ť by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Infant Oral Health: Effects on Subsequent Use, Costs and Oral Health Status by Jessica Y. Lee, DDS, MPH, PhD

The significance of the consequences of early childhood caries (ECC) is gaining the acknowledgment of professional organizations, child advocacy groups and policymakers. Despite improvements in many oral health indicators over the last decades, ECC in particular has increased among vulnerable pediatric populations in the US and beyond. Seeing children at a young age can have positive effects over a lifetime. This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of infant oral health and the effects on subsequent use, costs and oral health status

Course Objectives:
  1. Describe the etiology and prevention of early childhood caries.
  2. Describe best practices in implementing and infant oral health program in your office.
  3. Discuss the impact of an early preventive visit on subsequent use, costs and oral health status.
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Room: Spyglass 1

Prep for Western Society of Pediatric Dentists Caucus
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Room: Spyglass 1

Western Society of Pediatric Dentists Caucus
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Room: Tuscan Private Dining Room

ExCom/AAPD Leadership Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Various Locations

Alumni Receptions
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
A Ticketed Event
Cost: $185 per ticket

Offsite at Monterey Aquarium

President’s Gala This year CSPD presents a masquerade inspired theme for the President's Gala at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Come dressed in your best cocktail attire, and don’t forget a mask! A strolling dinner is included, as you are able to privately enjoy the Open Sea Wing at your leisure and in the company of fellow CSPD attendees. Shuttles from the Hyatt to the Monterey Bay Aquarium will be provided. Live music and a unique storytelling performance by “John Steinbeck” will make this an event you cannot miss!
SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Room: Regency 1-3

Continental Breakfast Continental Breakfast is located in the foyer area.
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Room: Regency 1-3 and Foyer

Exhibitor Showcase Open
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Applied for 2.5 CEUs

Scientific Session Dentists, Students & Residents, Dental Auxiliaries and Dental Office Staff

Room: Regency Main

John Featherstone, MSc, PhD, is Dean of the School of Dentistry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Distinguished Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Wellington (New Zealand). His research over the past 39 years has covered several aspects of cariology (study of tooth decay) as well as laser interactions with dental tissues. He has received numerous National and International awards, including the Norton Ross Award for excellence in clinical research from the American Dental Association (2007), and he was recently inducted as an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Dentists and also of the Pierre Fouchard Society. He is an honorary life member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry. He has published over 250 papers and book chapters.

Lasers and the Future of Dentistry by John Featherstone, MSc, PhD

Lasers will play an increasingly important role in dentistry in the future. Laser light is essential to successful CAD-CAM type technology. Imaging of diseased tissues by lasers is already established in medicine. In dentistry sophisticated technology has been developed for early caries detection using optical coherence tomography and near infra-red imaging. These techniques will enable major changes in caries preventive procedures once they are commercialized. Detection of oral cancers is likewise on the horizon.

The basic premise for successful use of lasers for the modification of tissues is that the characteristics of the laser must be matched to those of the tissue with respect to wavelength, fluence, pulse duration, total energy, and the chemical composition and optical properties of the chosen target. New technology is coming on the market that will enable lasers to successfully remove caries, perform cavity preparations and prevent the progression of caries in enamel.

The future is now. This presentation will outline the science behind, and describe the future practice using these new technologies.

Course Objectives:

  1. To summarize the science behind laser tissue interactions and how this enables technology for detection of diseased tissues, treatment of diseased tissues and prevention of further disease.
  2. To describe future clinical applications of laser technology to dentistry.

Course Outline:

  1. Provide an overview of laser tissue interactions and the implications for clinical use.
  2. Summarize the science of laser/tissue interactions relevant to dentistry.
  3. Describe potential oral cancer detection.
  4. Describe new laser-based methods for early caries detection including optical coherence tomography and new-infrared imaging.
  5. Describe the chemical, physical and optical properties of dental hard and soft tissues and the resulting optimal laser parameters determined by theory and experiment.
  6. Describe lasers that are currently on the market in comparison to new lasers becoming available that can do soft tissue and hard tissue work effectively and efficiently.
  7. Describe the potential for caries prevention using specific laser technology.
  8. Take a glimpse further into the future.

11:00 AM -12:00 PM

Room: Oaktree 1-3

CSPD 2013 - 2014 Board of Directors' Meeting Review of the meeting.

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Cannery Row:

Cannery Row is a tourist hotspot that is named after a John Steinbeck novel. Here you will find specialty shops, local artist’s galleries, and more than 25 restaurants along the beautiful Monterey Bay.


Big things really do come in small packages. The one-square-mile village of Carmel houses high-end shopping, fine restaurants, art galleries, boutiques and breathtaking scenery.

Monterey Bay Aquarium:

With more than 35,000 creatures representing over 550 species in nearly 200 exhibits, the aquarium is one of the largest in the world. With exhibits and events for all ages, the aquarium offers something for everyone. From the mesmerizing jellyfish exhibit to the three story tank with views of leopard sharks, sardines, and other creatures, the aquarium gives visitors a view of life under the sea.

Wine Tasting:

Monterey and Santa Cruz County feature a distinct microclimate with long, gently ripening seasons. Well known for their Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet, and Syrah wines, you are sure to find something you like. Make sure to visit for complete details on vineyards, tasting rooms, wineries, and winery tours.

California Missions:

Basilica of Mission San Carlos Borremeo del Rio Carmelo, Mission San Antonio de Padua, and Mission Nuestra Senora de la Soledad are located just outside Monterey.

Pebble Beach owned and operated Del Monte Golf Course:

Opened in 1897, Del Monte Golf Course is the oldest course in continuous operation west of the Mississippi. Designed by golf and polo enthusiast Charles Maud, this inland course boasts a meandering layout that has challenged golfers for more than a century. It was the original host of the California State Amateur golf championship and continues to serve as one of three courses on which the Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational is played.

Carmel Food Tour:

Let us take you on a voyage of culinary delights. Enjoy the tastes from seven of Carmel’s most unique restaurants and specialty shops. We're sure you'll find that these flavorful and well-balanced tastings add up to an enjoyable lunch that is both delicious and filling.

Big Sur Hikes and Guides:

A guided hike into the beautiful Big Sur wilderness leaves every single day from the lobby of the Ventana Inn & Spa at 11:30 AM. The cost is $75.00 per person with picnic lunches available for an additional $15.00 per person. All hikes are 2 - 3 hours long. For reservations call 831-594-1742.

Adventures by the Sea:

Adventures by the Sea began as just that - a love of the Monterey Peninsula and the outdoors. Frank Knight, owner of Adventures by the Sea, spent many of his early years bicycling, kayaking, surfing, and generally engulfing himself in the beauty and serenity of the Monterey area.

Wine Trolley:

Join us for an unforgettable journey sampling wine in the alluring beauty of Carmel Valley aboard "Hattie the Magnificent Trolley"

Taste of Monterey:

A Taste of Monterey’s large Visitors' Center on Cannery Row overlooking the Monterey Bay is a perfect location to enjoy a variety of local wines. Representing over 85 regional wineries, our location is a great places to taste, shop and relax. From Chardonnay to Zinfandel, we carry a large range of locally produced wines, wine accessories and gifts. After hours, our tasting room transforms into the perfect venues for private events, team building activities, small parties and our wine club festivities.


Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course
1 Old Golf Course Road
Monterey, CA 93940-4908

Reservations can be made online or by contacting the Hyatt directly at 831-372-1234. When making your reservations over the phone, make sure to ask for the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry room rate. Because only a limited number of rooms with discounted rates have been secured, take advantage of the low rate and book your room today! The room rate cut-off date is March 5, 2014.

The CSPD room rate of $170 per night does not include taxes or hotel fees.

Reserve a room today!

Our first room block is almost full. We have additional rooms available as well that you can reserve online.

Sponsor and Exhibitor opportunies are sold out!

Next year's dates are available in our Calendar of Events.

Thank You to our 2014 Annual Meeting Sponsors!


  • Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • CSPD Foundation
  • My Kid's Dentist
  • Space Maintainers Lab


  • Cheng Crowns
  • NuSmile Pediatric Crowns


  • Convergent Dental Inc.
  • EZ-Pedo


  • California Bank & Trust
  • Demandforce
  • Kinder Krowns
  • Wells Fargo Practice Finance


  • Acero XT Crowns
  • Delta Dental of California
  • DOCS Education
  • Diversionary Therapy Technologies
  • E-Z Floss
  • HR for Health
  • KSB Dental
  • Smile Savvy/
  • On Track Orthodontist
  • Philips Sonicare & Zoom Whitening
  • Plak Smacker
  • Prophy Magic
  • The OnHold Experience
  • Treloar & Heisel
  • MD Brands Inc.
  • Willamette Dental Group


  • Dr. Diana Belli-DDS Anesthesiologist
  • Tess Oral Health
  • Treasure Tower Rewards

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