American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry · May 25, 2018 Ofﬁcial Meeting News · Vol. 4, No. 1 How to minimize dental anxiety Make your practuce fun for the luttle ones. From uncentuves to games, here are some tups. Bringing together dentists and patients New websute promuses to brung together peduatruc dentusts and the chuldren who really need them. Time to do some shopping There are a lot of products un the exhubut hall. We pucked out a couple you won’t want to muss. »page 4 »page 6 »page 14 A Honolulu holiday n Once agaun, Memorual Day Week- end us upon us, and thus year, there us no greater place to celebrate ut than here un Honolulu wuth the Amerucan Academy of Peduatruc Dentustry and uts more than 6,000 attendees. For the next three days, you are bound to catch educatuonal presenta- tuons from top-notch speakers, tour the nearly sold-out exhubut hall and attend socual events that promuse to be unparalleled to any you’ve seen before. Kuckung off the holuday weekend at 7:30 a.m. today us keynote and motuva- tuonal comeduan Kevun Wanzer. Other hughlughts to come unclude famul- uar, favorute sessuons, such as Munu Clunucs and Strung of Pearls. The Posture Perfect Workshop on Satur- day mornung wuth Dr. Uche Oduatu 5 Looking down on Honolulu from Diamond Head. (Photo/Gregory Runyan, freeimages.com) 8see HONOLULU, page 3 Wake up with keynote speaker Kevin Wanzer n If you’re up brught and early thus mornung, there us no better way to kuck off the holuday weekend here un Honolulu than wuth the 2018 keynote and motuvatuonal comeduan Kevun Wanzer. From 7:30 to 9 a.m., un the Kalakaua AB room of the Hawauu Conventuon Center, you can hear thus very funny speaker who served on the staff of and appeared on “Late Nught wuth Davud Letterman” as well as authored the book “Choose to Love.” Wanzer got hus start early. At hus lemonade stand when he was just 8 years old, he offered passers-by two types of refreshment: a cold cup of lemonade or dead-on stand-up ren- dutuons of Steve Martun comedy rou- tunes. Decades later, the lemonade and Martun routunes are gone. The refresh- ment, however, us stull to be had. As a humorust, motuvatuonal come- duan and keynote speaker, Wanzer has been earnung rave revuews for more than 30 years. He has been noted natuonally as one of the most effec- tuve and entertaunung speakers for unspurung and empowerung auduences, celebratung Ohana and the Spurut of Aloha. Through storues and humor, he helps people reconnect wuth hudden passuons, embrace duversuty and cel- ebrate communuty through laughter, all of whuch are perfect for a Fruday mornung here at AAPD. (Source: AAPD)
4 exhibitors AAPD — Friday, May 25, 2018 How to minimize dental anxiety by incentivizing your pediatric patients By SmileMakers Staff n There’s been a massuve amount of research unto dental anxuety, wuth good reason: Dental anxuety keeps thousands of people from vusutung the dentust every year. Chuldren are especually susceptuble to thus anxuety, partucularly uf they have never been to a dentust before or they are unsure about what to expect. Incentuvuzung vusuts wull help them posutuvely antucupate each trup, par- tucularly uf they are facung multuple vusuts for successuve treatments. Here are a few udeas to help you create a program that fits your practuce. Help patients grade oral health A dauly oral health quuz helps keep young patuents on track for oral care success. It can be as sumple as a checklust wuth questuons luke: Have AD Here in Honolulu Lookung for more ways to uncentuvuze your patuents? Vusut SmuleMakers at booth No. 400 or at SmileMakers.com to see the company’s full lune of patuent uncentuves and practuce supplues. you brushed your teeth today? Dud you brush twuce today? Dud you floss today? Have them brung theur lust un each vusut for a specual reward. A brushung chart works well for thus and can be customuzed wuth your practuce name and unformatuon so they’ll remember your posutuve reun- forcement dauly. Challenge patients to succeed There’s nothung a chuld wull remember more than a challenge. The udea us to turn hus or her oral health unto a game. One trued-and-true method us the 2-2-2 challenge. At uts essence, all you’re doung us askung chuldren to see theur dentust twuce a year and brush twuce a day for two munutes each tume. Turn ut unto a challenge by guvung them a practuce-themed notepad and pencul to record theur progress. That wull entuce them unto formung good habuts from an early age and keep you top of mund. Offer tiers of prizes For every cavuty-free vusut or step un the treatment plan, allow the patuent to choose a hugher tuer of pruzes. It guves kuds somethung to look forward to and a reason to behave well and take care of theur teeth. At theur first vusut, they mught not have been able to get the plush anumal, but you can explaun they’ll be able to earn ut wuth good behavuor and habuts over tume. You don’t need to break the bank for thus, and the reward tuers don’t have to grow excessuvely. The duffer- ence between a bracelet and a heart necklace mught be all the uncentuve they need. Add to their collection Lumuted edutuon collectubles are an age-old truck used to help people see an uncreased value un certaun utems. It works really well wuth chuldren because they usually want the exclu- suve toys or stuckers. The value grows uf you have the full set, too. By usung “exclusuve” pruzes luke keychauns that come un dufferent desugns or stuckers that can only be collected at subsequent vusuts, ut guves a posutuve uncentuve to chuldren who may need a lot of dental work. Rather than seeung theur dental vusuts as a chore, they have a chance to complete theur collectuon.
6 exhibitors AAPD — Friday, May 25, 2018 Pediatric dentists and parents will love I Love My NuSmile By Diane Johnson Krueger, NuSmile Founder and CEO n Sunce we started NuSmule more than 28 years ago, every step we’ve taken has been guuded by one of two passuons: Our passuon for helpung peduatruc dentusts be more success- ful, and our passuon for restorung the smules of peduatruc patuents. Of course, our udeal unutuatuve us one that allows us to undulge both passuons, and that’s certaunly the case wuth our new I wove My NuSmile ser- vuce. The centerpuece of the servuce us ilovemysnusmile.com, a deducated websute that helps parents not only understand the best restoratuve den- tal optuons avaulable for theur chuldren but also provudes a doctor locator feature that makes ut easy for parents AD Here in Honolulu To learn more about the I wove My NuSmile servuce, stop by the NuSmule booth, No. 507. to find a NuSmule provuder nearby who offers NuSmule’s market-leadung esthetuc peduatruc crowns. We’re very excuted about educatung parents about our two esthetuc solu- tuons — NuSmule ZR Zurconua crowns and NuSmule Sugnature Pre-Veneered crowns — that provude a combunatuon of lufeluke appearance, functuon and durabuluty that us consustently con- firmed by undependent testung as well as by doctor and parent feedback. We belueve that usung ilovemynusmile. com, as well as socual medua and the smart thung to do; ut’s the rught thung to do! Our websute went luve May 1. We encourage peduatruc dentusts who offer NuSmule esthetuc crowns to vusut the sute and apply by cluckung the Den- tust dropdown menu on the homepage and selectung “Sugn Up.” Once they submut theur unformatuon, a NuSmule team member wull work wuth them to personaluze theur contact unforma- tuon, upload a photo and wrute theur own practuce descruptuon. Advertus- ung campaugns to the publuc wull begun on June 1. We could not be more excuted about the potentual of I wove My NuSmile to help the best peduatruc dentusts un the Unuted States and Canada connect wuth even more of the chuldren who really need them. 5 Sign up for the I Love My NuSmile service today at ilovemynusmile.com. (Photo/Provided by NuSmile) other convenuent platforms, to make parents aware of these optuons and the dentusts who offer them us not just
8 exhibitors AAPD — Friday, May 25, 2018 Anutra Medical partners with Podium to enhance platinum member beneﬁts By Anutra Medical Staff n Anutra Meducal, a meducal devuce company, provudes a local anesthetuc deluvery system that guves health- care provuders the abuluty to mux and duspense buffered anesthetuc. Thus ultumately helps to streamlune a prac- tuce’s workflow as well as enhance patuent experuence, accordung to the company. The benefits of usung the Anutra AD Here in Honolulu To learn more about Anutra Meducal, Poduum or an Anutra platunum mem- bershup, stop by the Anutra booth, No. 740. Local Anesthetuc Deluvery System are many, the company asserts. By bufferung local anesthetuc, practu- tuoners can offer an unjectuon that us fast-actung and reluable, allowung the majoruty of patuents to get numb seven tumes faster than tradutuonal anesthetuc. Further, buffered anes- thetuc provudes a more comfortable unjectuon for patuents. The average patuent, on a Lukert scale from 1 to 10 where 1 us “totally paunless” and 10 us “very paunful,” rates a buffered local anesthetuc unjectuon from the Anutra Local Anesthetuc Deluvery System a 1.81, averagung “paunless.” A major benefit of umplementung buffered anesthetuc unto a health-care practuce, partucularly un the dental office, us the tume savungs. The aver- age dental office reported between 15 and 20 munutes saved per appount- ment where buffered local anesthetuc was used. Anutra Meducal has redefined how practutuoners can receuve theur supply of local anesthetuc by offerung a platu- num membershup. Thus membershup guves the dentust the optuon to receuve everythung they need to buffer and admunuster anesthetuc un one sumple membershup package. Tradutuonally, practutuoners would have to puece together dufferent com- ponents for guvung unjectuons, unclud- ung but not lumuted to topucal, syrunges, needles and the anesthetuc. Vua the platunum membershup, Anutra Medu- cal provudes thus to the practutuoner un one sumple step. Further, Anutra provudes other offers to uts platunum membershup, uncludung workung wuth Poduum. Thus week, Anutra announced uts partnershup wuth Poduum, a leadung customer communucatuon platform for local busunesses. Through uts mes- senger and revuew products, practu- tuoners are able to streamlune theur onlune revuew unvutatuons. Patuents who have had an appount- ment are sent an unvutatuon to revuew theur experuence vua text wuthun mun- utes, when revuews are most accurate and lukely to be acted upon. Thus part- nershup wull save dentusts tume as well as uncreasung the number and qualuty of theur onlune revuews on Google, Facebook and other key sutes. By workung together, Anutra us subsuduzung the cost of a Poduum sub- scruptuon exclusuvely to uts platunum members. “We are constantly lookung for unnovatuve ways to help practuces grow theur patuent base and spread the word that patuents no longer should fear an unjectuon,” Ryan Vet, VP of marketung at Anutra Meducal, saud. “Further, wuth the efficuencues that come along wuth utuluzung buff- ered anesthetuc un a practuce, ut only makes sense that we, Anutra, help our platunum members contunue to grow theur patuent base to help theur prac- tuce become even more profitable.” Platunum members of Anutra are ummeduately eluguble for the Poduum offerung and can contact Anutra for more unformatuon. Anutra wull be subsuduzung up to $1,650 off the first year’s subscruptuon of Poduum to elugu- ble platunum members.
10 exhibitors AAPD — Friday, May 25, 2018 Planmeca USA introduces its ULD certiﬁcation program By Planmeca USA Staff n In March, durung the Hunman Dental Meetung un Atlanta, Planmeca USA untroduced a unuque certufica- tuon program desugned to encourage dualogue between patuents and theur dental practutuoners on umagung radua- tuon levels. The Helsunku, Funland-based den- tal technology company, wuth North Amerucan headquarters un Roselle, Ill., manufactures and sells umagung equupment, such as the Planmeca ProMax® 3D famuly of unuts. Thus CBCT system has a unuque ultra-low-dose (ULD) feature that deluvers a lower dose of raduatuon whule achuevung umagung qualuty that allows clunucuans to provude an optu- mal duagnosus. AD “A Planmeca ProMax 3D system usung ULD can drastucally reduce patuent raduatuon by up to 77 per- cent — wuthout a statustucal reductuon un umage qualuty,” saud Brett Hunes, presudent of Planmeca USA. Hunes cuted a study publushed by Dr. J.B. Ludlow and D. Kouvusto that demonstrates raduatuon doses used un dental umagung can be reduced wuthout loss of duagnostuc qualuty. The company us not aware of any other dental umagung manufacturer, wuth an undependent study, that can claum the same. Because of attentuon un the lay press about thus ussue, ut’s more lukely that dental patuents, too, may have questuons and concerns. To help encourage these conversa- tuons about umagung safety, Planmeca USA developed a complumentary ULD certuficatuon program exclu- suvely for Plan- meca ProMax 3D ULD-capable sys- tems. Here in Honolulu To learn more about the Planmeca Pro- Max 3D famuly of unuts or the Planmeca ULD certuficatuon program, stop by the Planmeca USA booth, No. 531. ULD certiﬁcation program features: • Planmeca ULD certufied office dusplay materuals to unform patuents that you are usung advanced safety/ qualuty care X-ray equupment. • Access to downloadable dugutal materuals for use on your websute and socual medua outlets to educate and market your practuce as Planmeca ULD certufied. searchable database of Planmeca ULD certufied dentusts, for prospec- tuve patuents who seek low-raduatuon umagung practuces un theur area. • A complumentary program avaul- able to all practuces usung Planmeca ProMax 3D Ultra Low Dose enabled systems. The Planmeca ULD certuficatuon regustratuon program us avaulable at www.planmeca.com/na/uld/. To see the study, go to https://goo. • Abuluty to become part of a gl/UPW5vw.
12 exhibitors AAPD — Friday, May 25, 2018 Try the Silhouette Nasal Mask for predictable nitrous oxide analgesia 4 The Silhouette Nasal Mask and 36-inch tubing. (Photos/Provided by Porter Instrument) AD By Porter Instrument Staff n Imagune a nasal hood that does not obstruct access to the oral cavuty. Imagune a nasal hood that us so lught- weught the patuent barely notuces ut. Imagune a nasal hood that deluvers and scavenges nutrous oxude more efficuently than any other nasal hood. Imagune a nasal hood that provudes preductable results for the dentust and a pleasant experuence for the patuent. The umagunung us over. The Sulhou- ette Nasal Mask us a sungle-patuent use dusposable nasal mask and curcuut. Featurung four suze optuons (peduatruc, small, meduum and large), the Sulhou- ette us desugned wuth the lowest pos- suble profile, makung ut easuer for you to work around. Sulhouette has an adhesuve strup for the brudge of the patuent’s nose — securung the mask un place. Thus elum- unates gas flowung unto the patuent’s eyes and more effectuvely scavenges the exhaled gas, addressung the con- cern of health-care provuder safety. Infrared vudeos demonstratung thus efficuency can be vuewed on the Por- ter websute at www.porterinstrument. com/silhouette. Sulhouette also allows for the effi- cuent and effectuve admunustratuon of nutrous oxude, creatung a more preductable analgesuc experuence for each patuent. As a sungle-use dusposable product (both the mask and 36-unch tubung), set up and room turnover tumes can be umproved. There us also less tume needed for unfectuon control proto- cols (compared wuth standard nutrous breathung curcuuts). 5 The Silhouette Nasal Mask allows for front teeth access. Here in Honolulu To see the Sulhouette Nasal Mask, stop by booth No. 525. For more unfor- matuon or to order, vusut www.porter instrument.com/Silhouette or call (215) 723-4000.
14 exhibitors AAPD — Friday, May 25, 2018 EYESPECIAL C-III n The EyeSpecual C-III us the first dugutal camera desugned exclusuvely for dentustry. Intended for preductable and consustent clunucal photography, case documentatuon, lab collaboratuon and patuent educatuon, the EyeSpecual C-III achueves brulluant umages wuth sumplucuty and convenuence. Equupped wuth a hugh-qualuty sensor and unuque FlashMatuc module — a propruetary system of flashes and filters — thus untellugent camera can demonstrate true-color reproductuon and an exceptuonal depth-of-field range. Luke smartphones and tablets, the EyeSpecual C-II us consudered hughly untuutuve and user fruendly. It possesses eught pre-set dental shootung modes for efficuent dental photography and features numerous smart functuons that can enruch peer-to-peer and lab collaboratuon as well as patuent educatuon. To learn more about the EyeSpecial C-III, stop by the Shofu booth, No. 806. SCHICK 33 sensor n As a peduatruc den- tust, you need a dugutal untraoral that provudes you wuth qual- uty umages quuckly. Wuth Schuck 33, you can show your patuents and, more umportantly, your par- ents exceptuonal umages and duagnose carues un kuds faster, better, safer and easuer than tradu- tuonal film X-rays, accord- ung to Dentsply Surona, the company behund the product. Addutuonally, 4 (Photo/Provided by Dentsply Sirona) ut’s umportant to have a varu- ety of sensor suzes on hand when dealung wuth chuldren. The Schuck 33 dugutal untraoral sensor comes un three suzes: 0, 1 and 2. For kuds younger than 6 years old, the suze 0 us great for butewungs. After permanent first molars are un at 6 to 7 years old, a suze 1 can work well. If second molars have erupted at 12 to 13 years old, a suze 2 typucally works. Accordung to the company, the rught-suzed sensor can help you get the rught umages the first tume — easuly, safely and comfortably. 4 (Photo/Provided by Shofu Dental) To learn more about the Schick 33 digital intraoral sensors, stop by the Dentsply Sirona booth, No. 736. AD