19th Annual Ski and Learn: Steamboat Springs, Colorado
19th Annual Ski & Learn: Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Thursday-Saturday, February 6-8, 2014
About the Steamboat Ski Area
Steamboat, positioned 7,000 feet up in the Colorado Rockies is home to one of North America’s largest ski mountains. This northwestern Colorado ski resort, which averages 27 feet of snow yearly, is renowned for its season-long “champagne powder.” Steamboat ski area gives you not just one mountain to explore but five peaks that include 165 trails (14% beginner, 42% intermediate, 44% advanced), all accessed by one of the Rockies largest lift systems. The Silver Bullet™ 8 passenger gondola and three high-speed quad chair lifts assure little or no lift times. Steamboat is also recognized for having one of the finest ski & snowboard schools and the premier kids program in the industry. And, as an added bonus, kids 12 years of age and under ski free when parents purchase a five-day pass.
About the City of Steamboat Springs
The city of Steamboat Springs offers two distinct shopping and entertainment areas, the “Village” and “Old Town,” with free bus transportation between the two. Included in the area are over 70 diverse restaurants and bars and an abundance of boutiques and galleries to explore. There is also plenty to do for the non-skiers and site-seers, from hot air balloon rides to horse drawn sleigh rides, mountain top dining, tubing, snowshoeing, hot spring pools, snowmobile excursions, and more.
About the Sheraton Steamboat Resort
The Sheraton Steamboat Resort and Conference Center is nestled at the base of the mountain, just steps from the Silver Bullet™ gondola and the dining and shopping attractions of Ski Time Square. This full-service, luxury ski-in/ski-out hotel includes:
- 206 cozy guest rooms, suites and condominiums
- private balconies and mountain views
- refrigerator, coffee makers and complimentary coffee
- electronic games room
- wireless internet access
- steam rooms and fitness center
- complimentary underground parking
- restaurant and lounge
- ski & sport shops, gift shop and ski rental
- outdoor heated pool and hot tubs
- room service, daily paper, laundry and dry cleaning
- complimentary ski storage and ski service valet service
- cable TV with premium movie channels, pay movies & Nintendo
About the Location
Steamboat is located 22 miles from the Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden. Daily nonstop flights from eight major cities (including Mpls/St. Paul and Dallas/Ft. Worth) are available, as are frequent daily jet and commuter connections from Denver. If you wish to drive, Steamboat is an easy 3 1/2-hour drive (157 miles) from Denver. Convenient and frequent shuttle service from Denver to Steamboat is also available.
About the Continuing Education Program
You will benefit from attending a popular and long-standing continuing education program that routinely gets high ratings for: 1) excellent university-based speakers who encourage questions and interaction, 2) practical and relevant topics that can be put to use immediately in practice, 3) a well organized course schedule that allows you to ski most of the day, and 4) a comfortable lecture room just steps away from the gondola and minutes away from outstanding skiing and snowboarding.
This continuing dental education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Minnesota, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and the University of Florida.
During the 2014 continuing education program you will learn how to:
- assess procedural difficulty and risk for patients requiring oral surgery.
- utilize contemporary oral surgical instruments and techniques.
- identify and treat nerve injuries and neuropathic pain.
- assess risk, prevent and treat osteonecrosis of the jaws.
- utilize a systematic method to answer common clinical questions based on the latest evidence.
- treat early caries non-surgically.
- select the most appropriate materials and techniques to restore early carious lesions.
- avoid the need for endodontic therapy in teeth with deep carious lesions.
- manage carious and non-carious cervical lesions.
Who Should Attend
General dentists, specialists and dental team members who want a winter get-away that combines world-class skiing and quality continuing education.
Illustrated lectures and discussion.
What some previous Ski & Learn participants have liked about the program:
“Organized well, times were convenient, great location.”
Dr. William Jennings, Tyler, TX
“Information was relevant and speakers were knowledgeable.”
Dr. Allen Beaver, Checotak, OK
“Right by the slopes, business expense, unbiased information!”
Dr. Justin Wright, Corsicana, TX
“The best destination course I have ever been to. Great speakers and excellent skiing!”
Dr. Gary Vander Vilet, Hackettstown, NJ
“Enjoyed the location and material. Will definitely attend next year. Worth the cost of the program.”
Dr. Kristiane Naegler, Clayton, MO
About the Speakers
Leon A. Assael, D.M.D., C.M.M., Dean and Professor, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Assael is a graduate of Columbia University and earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Harvard University, School of Dental Medicine, as well as a Certificate in Medical Management from the University of Kentucky, Gatton School of Business. He completed his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Assael served as dean to the College of Dentistry, University of Kentucky until 2003, when he was appointed professor and chairman of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the School of Dentistry at Oregon Health & Science University. He is past editor-in-chief of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, past chairman of the Council on Dental Education and Licensure of the American Dental Association, and a diplomate to the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
James B. Summitt, D.D.S., M.S., Clinical Professor, Department of Comprehensive Dentistry, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas. After receiving his DDS from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1971, Dr. Summitt joined the U.S. Air Force Dental Corps. He completed a two-year residency in general dentistry in 1977 at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center and received his M.S. degree in general dentistry from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. Dr. Summitt served as chairman of the Department of General Dentistry, director of the two-year General Dentistry Residency and Director of Dental Services at Wilford Hall. He retired from the Air Force in 1989. Dr. Summitt also served as chairman of the Department of Restorative Dentistry at UTHSCSA from 2000 to 2010. He has been actively involved in research in the area of current restorative dentistry techniques and materials, including adhesive systems and resin-based composites. Dr. Summitt has published over 160 papers, book chapters and abstracts concerning subjects related to restorative dentistry and has served on numerous editorial boards. He is primary editor and co-author of the third edition of the textbook, Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry: A Contemporary Approach, published by Quintessence Publishing Co. Dr. Summitt is past-president of the American Board of General Dentistry and the Academy of Operative Dentistry, and is a fellow of the American and International Colleges of Dentists and a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry.
About Making Your Resort Reservations
Please coordinate your travel arrangements on your own using your local travel agent. Accommodations may be made directly with the:
Sheraton Steamboat Resort and Conference Center
2200 Village Inn Court
Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80477
Toll-free: (800) 848-8877
Room options and prices vary—standard valley- or village-view rooms are priced at $299/nightly. An additional charge of $20 per room, per night, will be added for Resort Charges. Resort Charges include local and 800 calls, in-room high-speed internet, two bottles of water per day, PM shuttle service to downtown, self parking and ski storage. Please ask the Sheraton Steamboat reservations staff about the different types of rooms that are available. The group rates will be offered from Tuesday, February 4, 2014, through Monday, February 10, 2014. In order to receive the group rate, you will need to reference the University of Minnesota/University of Texas Ski & Learn program when calling to make your reservation.
Please note that the room reservation cut-off date is January 5, 2014. Reservation requests after January 5, 2014, will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis. This course is scheduled during peak tourist season so make your reservations early.