Lily Truong was born the day before our meeting. Her dad, Kurt couldn't do his lecture because of her blessed arrival. We understand, Kurt, today is all about kids.
Dave Carsten reviewed pediatric physiology, pharmacology, and anatomy. David Bloom, MD, ENT reviewed how dentists and ENT's can partner to help children with various oral, sinus, and airway issues. Ron Marsh, DDS, OMFS reviewed pediatric surgical situations and solutions. Ron also talked about the Association of Disabled Dentists and how it can play an important role for colleagues or you. disableddentists.org/about/
We reviewed current scientific literature.
8:30 - 12:30
Dr. Steven Hocket reviewed bone grafting, indications, techniques, and complications.
Dr. Carsten reviewed basic common coagulation disorders and management. Carsten also reviewed heart arrhythmias that dentists are likely to encounter, what to expect, and management strategies. As always, the current literature was reviewed.
8:30 to 12:30
The immediate past president of the Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontics, Rodger Lawton, presented information on predictable implant care. Dave Carsten presented Empathy, Prayer, and Patient Care, the scientific study of the role of empathy, relationship, and prayer to healing. This is an extract of the presentations that Dr. Carsten has made at Salmon Creek Legacy Hospital, local hospice care, and other places. We gave particular emphasis on the characteristics and needs of geriatric patients. As always, there was a review of scientific literature.
8:30 - 12:30
Today we discussed more bad literature and many shared our own reading. 1 hour
Dave Carsten gave his presentation on Pregnancy and Dentistry. 1 hour
Dave Carsten shared information on HPV transmission as well as how we can
protect ourselves and others. HPV 16 is at epidemic levels and exposure by means of aerosols is clear in the medical literature. Oropharyngeal cancer can be the outcome but latency is more than 10 years. 1. hour
Dave Carsten reviewed current science, 1 hour
The HPV and science review was a bit dystopian but fascinating.
The take away on HPV is use a lot of suction, use better masks, and give good advice
Kurt Truong presented a review of flawed literature. 0.5 hour
Dave Carsten led the discussion regarding how to analyze bad literature 1.5 hours
Dave Carsten led the discussion regarding Hospice and Palliative Care. 1 hour
Dave Carsten led the discussion of pain control and opiates. 1.5 hour
Dave Carsten led the discussion regarding new science. 1 hour
Northwest Gnathology joined us for this meeting.
Keith Collins lectured on predictable implant dentistry. 1.5 hours.
Dave Carsten lead the discussion of critical literature analysis. 1.5 hours.
Dave Carsten lead the discussion of new science. 1 hour
COORS got together to plan the next year of meetings. We are adding new members, Kurt Truong and Keith Collins. Welcome! Dave Carsten continues as the COORS mentor, year four.
The Department of Spiritual Care of Salmon Creek Legacy Hospital invited me to present their in-service continuing education this month. The topic was the scientific study of prayer. The results of different types of prayerful interactions with other humans is a fascinating examination of behavior and its ramifications in healthcare. The very positive influence of meditative and relational prayer was clear. What is less clear is the value of intercessory prayer. We had a lively exchange of information that was done with good humor. I believe we all left with practical ideas that we can put to work immediately. The ultimate purpose is to relieve suffering and be more compassionate human beings. Thank you Chaplain Gwen Morgan and Chaplain Barbara Harris for inviting me to share this program.
The last meeting before summer break, it was outstanding. Jim was marvelous and we were able to complement each others information. It is rare to speak with someone that possesses the integrity and insight of Jim Hutt, PhD.
The consensus was to have a sequel. I know I left smarter than when I arrived.
Dr. Jim Hutt
1. Empathy in Times of Stress
2. Empathy, Grief, and Judgement
3. One Event, Endless Narratives
4. The ACE Studies and Sensitivity to Patients
Dr. Dave Carsten
1. The Behavior Framework: Empathy to Compassionate Action
2. Generational Behavior
3. The Cult of Anti Intellectualism
4. New Science to Spark Your Neurons
Don't miss the Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontics in Coeur d'Alene at the end of June.
The weather forecast was freezing rain for the February meeting and that lead to cancellation. The meeting on 3 March was all day. NW Gnathology study club was there also. The major topics of the morning were Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome by Dave Carsten then airway diagnosis and treatment for children by Dr. David Bloom, ENT. Dr. Rodger Lawton Skyped in to answer questions about implants and to suggest that the study clubs attend the Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodonitics meeting in Couer d'Alene, Idaho in June. He can offer each member a $100 discount but anyone interested must contact me, Dave Carsten, first.
The afternoon was spent talking about current research with an extended talk about Millennials, their behaviors, expectations, and needs. See you all next time.