Current Concepts in Dental Trauma Management and Head & Neck Cancer
Current Concepts in Dental Trauma Management and Head & Neck Cancer: Duluth, Minnesota
Saturday-Sunday, July 20-21, 2013
Take in the many summertime delights of the port city of Duluth while earning valuable CE credits.
Head for the big water of Lake Superior and discover Duluth’s unique treasures—the timeless ambiance of historic Fitger’s Inn, specialty shops and restaurants of Canal Park, the idyllic Lakewalk, and many other scenic attractions. The 2013 Duluth summer program features Dr. Mark Roettger, a highly-regarded clinician and educator who will update you on the: 1) assessment and restoration of dental trauma, 2) dental management of head and neck cancer patients, and 3) interdisciplinary management of dental patients with significant medical issues. You will also benefit from a practical discussion on how to navigate the hospital referral process.
Participants will come away from this course better able to:
- examine and classify dental injuries.
- manage emergent dental trauma.
- explain the controversies in the management of avulsion injuries.
- determine when to extract a tooth and when to retain it.
- implement therapies to mitigate the oral side effects of cancer treatment.
- formulate treatment strategies for the ongoing dental care of medically complex patients.
- identify patients who would benefit from being treated in a hospital-based treatment setting.
Who Should Attend
Dentists and dental team members who would like to receive useful clinical tips that can be immediately applied in practice while taking in Duluth’s Canal Park and Lake Superior’s beautiful North Shore.
Illustrated lectures and discussion.
Mark A. Roettger, D.D.S., Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Comprehensive Care, Department of Primary Dental Care, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; Director, University of Minnesota General Practice Residency (GPR) program, which includes supervision of GPR residents in the operating room and during their cancer and transplant clinic rotations. Dr. Roettger also continues to see patients at his private practice in Stillwater, MN.
For your convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at Fitger’s Inn until July 1, 2013. Register early – our room block routinely sells out for this course. Hotel reservations should be made directly with Fitger’s Inn, 600 East Superior Street, Duluth, Minnesota 55802 by calling (218) 722-8826 or (800) 726-2982. Standard and Deluxe rooms will range in price from $155 - $240 plus tax; Luxury rooms and Whirlpool Suites range from $250 to $360 plus tax.
About the Area
- experience the unhurried pace and become relaxed and refreshed.
- discover Duluth’s 23 parks and enjoy the natural environment at the aquarium and zoo.
- tour the historic Railroad Depot and Gleensheen Mansion.
- take advantage of the harbor cruise and see the ships pass under the aerial lift bridge at Canal Park.
- explore the North Shore including Split Rock Lighthouse, Tettegouche State Park, the famous waterfalls at Gooseberry State Park, and the Alpine Slide at Lutsen.
- hike the many trails including Spirit Mountain, Palisade Valley and the Superior Hiking Trail.
- enjoy fishing, golfing, boating, rock climbing and road trips along the Scenic North Shore.
- take a railroad excursion along Lake Superior to encounter incredible scenery and wildlife and to learn about the history of Duluth and Two Harbors.
- try your luck at Fond-du-Luth gambling casino.
A few of our favorite things:
- walking the lake walk from Fitger’s to Canal Park.
- watching the ships pass under the aerial lift bridge and visiting the lighthouse and marine museum at Canal Park.
- shopping, browsing and dining at the outdoor cafes at Canal Park.
- touring the rose gardens on London Road.
- driving along the Skyline Drive and Seven Bridges Road.
- hiking and bird watching at Hawk Ridge.
- picnicking and skipping rocks at Brighton Beach.
- climbing the Enger Park Tower and touring their Japanese Gardens.
- golfing at Enger and Lester Park Golf Courses.
- taking a guided tour of Gleensheen mansion—the historic Congdon estate—a 39-room Jacobean revival mansion that is Minnesota’s premier historic house museum. Completed in 1908, with mostly original furnishings and original design, it gives a fascinating look at life in an affluent family at the turn of the last century—listed in the National Registrar of Historic Places.
A few of our favorite restaurants:
- Bellisio’s Italian Restaurant—Canal Park
- Grandma’s Original Restaurant, cantina & grill—Canal Park
- Pickwick Restaurant, steak and seafood—Next to Fitger’s Hotel
- Nokomis Restaurant & Bar, gourmet dining—North Shore Drive
- New Scenic Café, “fresh food with a flair”—North Shore Drive
- Betty’s Pies—Two Harbors
- A Historic Lakefront Hotel that is Duluth’s only luxury 4-star hotel.
- Listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places—constructed as a brewery in 1885, reopened as a hotel in 1984 to include luxury suites and access to the beautiful lake walk.
- Rennovated in 2008, today Fitger’s is a full-service hotel with 62 unique rooms, 4 restaurants, two night clubs and many unique shops. A museum and a self-guided tour of Fitger’s Brewery Complex are available on-site.
- Complimentary services include parking, shuttle service and wireless internet access.
- Conveniences include discounted salon and spa services as well as a 24-hour fitness center.