15th Annual Robert J. Feigal Symposium: Out-of-the-box Thinking in Pediatric Dentistry

The advancement of pediatric dentistry is our collective responsibility. Together, we encourage innovation, support up and coming pediatric professionals, and achieve high standards of ethical care—all while maintaining a happy and healthy dental team. To move the needle forward, we need to think outside of the box. Spend a day with insiders focused on new strategies in space loss and regaining, pediatric caries management, providing care to children with mental illness and special health care needs, communicating with youth and young adults regarding their sexual preference and gender identity.
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Description

Learn How To

Lost in Space? Update Your Strategies in Space Loss and Space Regaining
  • Assess the impact of premature space loss
  • Analyze the benefits and pitfalls of new and tried-and-true space maintainers
  • Consider case studies featuring effective space loss and regaining strategies 
To Save or Not to Save? Molar Substitution in MIH Cases
  • Differentiate hypoplasia from hypomineralization
  • Compare treatment options for hypomineralized teeth
  • Identify appropriate cases for molar substitution
Partnering with Moms and Dads of Children with Mental Illness and Special Health Care Needs
  • Understand how the daily lives of children with mental illness and special healthcare needs impact oral health care at home
  • Develop meaningful relationships with the parents of children with mental illness and special health care needs to create effective first and ongoing appointments
  • Analyze how can modify your dental office—in slight and meaningful ways— to create a more calming environment
Creating an Affirming, Welcoming Dental Environment for LGBTQ+ Youth and Young Adults
  • Integrate correct terminology related to gender identity, sex assigned at birth, and sexual orientation into patient conversations and records
  • Communicate more effectively and appropriately with LGBTQ+ youth and young adults
  • Consider the importance of identity formation, coming out, and transitioning
  • Create an affirming LGBTQ+ patient-centered practice with staff training, forms, and environmental changes, including symbols & signage

Training Methods

Illustrated lectures, panel discussions, case studies

Credits and Fees

Tuition

$315 dentist

$185 senior citizen dentist, dental therapist, dental hygienist, dental assistant

Credits

6 hours

Minnesota Credits

6 Fundamental Credit Hours


Includes CORE Subject Areas:

  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Ethics
  • Patient Communication

Schedule

Time

8:30 AM to 3:45 PM

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Presenters

Meet our Experts

Tricia Brisbine, MA, studied psychology at the University of South Dakota, completed graduate studies at the University of Kansas, and graduated with a Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychotherapy from Adler Graduate School. She is a family advisor on the Complex Medical Care CoIIN project with Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. She serves as a family/parent representative on the Maternal and Child Health Task Force with the Minnesota MN Department of Health, the Community First Services and Supports Advisory Group with the Department of Human Services, and the Special Education Advisory Panel with the Minnesota Department of Education. She has worked as the program coordinator for CONNECTED, an evidence-based parent-to-parent support program sponsored by Family Voices. Tricia is the parent of a child with special health needs and an advocate for parents of children and youth with special health needs and medical complexities.

Lauren Feldman, DMD, works in private practice and as a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University College of Dentistry, serving as the Director for the Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry. She completed her undergraduate work in psychology at Barnard College, doctoral training at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, post-doctoral training in pediatric dentistry at Boston Children’s Hospital, and is pursuing her master's in public health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is the recipient of a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) K02 grant for public health studies and research of and coordination of interprofessional education and practice at NYU. Dr. Feldman is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and serves as a consultant and grants reviewer for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She has lectured for the Greater New York Dental Meeting, the Northeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and the New Jersey Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She has been a Guest Host on SiriusXM Radio’s Doctor Radio: The Dental Health Show.

Clarice Law, DMD, MS, is a Health Sciences Clinical Professor in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics in the Division of Growth and Development at the UCLA School of Dentistry. She is currently serving as the Acting Co-Chair of the Section of Orthodontics.  She completed her undergraduate degree at UC Irvine and her dental degree at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, with an additional year spent in developmental molecular biology research at the Forsyth Institute. The focus on early development led her to pursue dual-specialization in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics at UCLA's unique combined residency program while concurrently conducting research leading toward an MS in Oral Biology. Dr. Law practiced both specialties in the private setting for two years before returning to the UCLA School of Dentistry to begin a full-time academic career. Dr. Law is active in both specialty communities, serving on committees with both the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists. She is also proud to be a part of the team of reviewers for Practical Reviews in Pediatric Dentistry.

Mitchell (Mitch) R. Lunn, MD, MAS, FACP, FASN, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Nephrology of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Tufts University, his Doctor of Medicine degree from Stanford University School of Medicine, and his Masters in Advanced Studies degree in Clinical Research from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He completed an internal medicine internship and residency training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a nephrology fellowship at UCSF. Dr. Lunn is the co-director of PRIDEnet, a participant-powered research network of sexual and gender minorities (SGM) that engages SGM communities at all stages of the biomedical research process: research question generation and prioritization, study design, recruitment, participation, data analysis, and results dissemination. He is also the co-director of The PRIDE Study, a national, online, prospective, longitudinal general health cohort study of over 13,200 SGM people. 

Disclosure Summary

It is the policy of the University of Minnesota Office of Continuing Dental Education to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. All participating speakers, course directors, and planning committee members are required to disclose to the program audience any financial relationships related to the subject matter of this program. Relationships of spouse/partner with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services should be disclosed if they are of a nature that may influence the objectivity of the individual in a position to control the content of the CDE activity. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest. Specific disclosure information for each speaker, course director, and planning committee member will be shared with the audience prior to the speaker’s presentation.

Continuing Dental Education Staff members have nothing to disclose. 

The following information was received from our speakers for this course. It is not assumed these financial interests or affiliations will have an adverse impact on course presentations. They simply are noted here to fully inform course participants. 

Speakers

Tricia Brisbane, MA
Indicated no relevant affiliations or financial interests. Speaker does not intend to discuss an off-label/investigative use of a commercial product/device.

Lauren Feldman, DMD
Indicated no relevant affiliations or financial interests. Speaker does not intend to discuss an off-label/investigative use of a commercial product/device.

Clarice Law, DMD, MS
Indicated no relevant affiliations or financial interests. Speaker does not intend to discuss an off-label/investigative use of a commercial product/device. 

Mitchell Lunn, MD, MAS, FACP, FASN
Indicated no relevant affiliations or financial interests. Speaker does not intend to discuss an off-label/investigative use of a commercial product/device.

Panelists

Adenike Chon
Indicated no relevant affiliations or financial interests. Speaker does not intend to discuss an off-label/investigative use of a commercial product/device. 

Jamie O'Connor
Indicated no relevant affiliations or financial interests. Speaker does not intend to discuss an off-label/investigative use of a commercial product/device. 

Jim Vue
Indicated no relevant affiliations or financial interests. Speaker does not intend to discuss an off-label/investigative use of a commercial product/device.

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About Dr. Robert J. Feigal

Dr. Feigal was a Professor, the Director of the Graduate Program in Pediatric Dentistry and Chair of the Department of Preventive Sciences at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He received his DDS degree, a PhD in oral biology, and a certificate in pediatric dentistry from the University of Minnesota. After 15 years on the dental school faculty, he joined the faculty at the University of Michigan, where he was awarded the Samuel D. Harris Professorship in Dentistry in 2000, and also served as Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Facilities & Planning.

During his distinguished career, Dr. Feigal trained more than 120 specialists in pediatric dentistry. These graduate students were the pride of his professional life. His research interests focused on caries management, sealants, and behavior guidance techniques in pediatric dentistry. A Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, he lectured throughout the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and Asia; and published more than 70 articles and book chapters.

The University of Minnesota established the annual Robert J. Feigal Symposium honoring Bob's ongoing contributions to the field of pediatric dentistry. Fortunately, he was able to attend the first two symposia before his death. Bob was not only a dynamic teacher but an ever-willing co-learner of life.

Committee & Supporters

Thank you to the Feigal Lectureship Directors Group for their leadership and incredible kindness. Members include:

Soraya Beiraghi, DDS, MS, MSD
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

Adena Borodkin, DDS, MS
Golden Valley Kids
Dr. Borodkin serves as the Chair of the committee.

Richard Baylon, DDS
Baylon & Beinlich Pediatric Dentistry

Archana Mani, DDS
Metro Dentalcare Children’s Dentistry

Daniel Raether, DDS, MS
Camp Smile

Gayathri Sambasivan, DDS
Dentistry for Children and Adolescents

We appreciate the generosity of the donors to the Robert J. Feigal Lectureship Endowment for their support of the 2021 Symposium and new continuing education offerings in support of pediatric dental innovation.

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