Office of Continuing Education 


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Beach Seminar
Hilton Sandestin Beach

Golf Resort & Spa
4000 Sandestin Boulevard South
Destin, Florida

This course is sponsored in part by The University of Louisville School of Dentistry
Class of 1964's Ronald L. Henderson Memorial Lecture Fund

Jefferson / Oldham County, Kentucky Spring Break 2014

March 31-April 4, 2014

Guest Speakers:

George M. Kushner, DMD, MD

John J. Sauk, DDS, MS


'Potpourri of Dental Topics'

Lecture: CEU(s) - 20

Education Method: Live Interactive Format

On-Site Registration/Sign-in: 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM


This course will provide 4 mornings of lecture and one morning of self-study for a total of 20 CEUs.



5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Sunrise Deck


Monday, March 31 (4 CEUs) Dolphin Room

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Blisters at the Beach
'Blisters at the Beach'

Presented by: John J. Sauk, DDS, MS

The course is a review of the environmental and autoimmune basis for vesicular, bullous and ulcerative conditions that may be encountered at the beach or at the office. Topics will include: arthropods, insects, and nettles, as well as, alterations in immune regulation and tolerance.


  1. To distinguish the clinical features of environmental vesicular and ulcerative conditions that may be encounter in a semi-tropical environment.
  2. To recognize the clinical parameters associated with alterations of immunity and development of vesicular-bullous conditions.
  3. To establish clinical protocols for the diagnosis and treatment for Vesicular-bullous and ulcerative conditions.

10:00 AM - Noon Bisphosponate Related OsteoNecrosis of the Jaws 'BRONJ'
'Beach BRONJ'

Presented by: George M. Kushner, DMD, MD

The course will review the fairly new clinical entity named osteonecrosis of the jaws (ONJ). Pathophysiology of ONJ will be reviewed. Diagnosis and treatment recommendations of this challenging disease process will be discussed.


  1. Participants will understand the new pathologic entity named osteonecrosis of the jaws(ONJ)
  2. Participants will understand current recommendations in prevention, management and treatment of ONJ

Participants will understand what treatment modifications will have to be made in patients taking bisphosphonate and similar medications. 

Tuesday, April 1 (4 CEUs) Dolphin Room 

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Complications in Dentistry
'Beach Complications'

Presented by: George M. Kushner, DMD, MD

Complications in dental treatment can and do occur in our patients. Management of these complications can often determine the success or failure of the case. By studying complications, we can hopefully decrease the potential complication rate in our own patient population.


  1. Review common complications encountered during dental treatment
  2. Understand what can be done to prevent complications during dental treatment
  3. Develop treatment algorithms to manage/treat complications encountered during dental treatment

10:00 AM - Noon Viral Infections that Cause Cancer-Can you Catch Cancer?
'Oral Cancer: Can I catch cancer?'

Presented by: John J. Sauk, DDS, MS

The course will review the viral basis for oral, oropharyngeal cancer. The clinical parameters associated with recognition of these conditions and the communicable basis and treatment regimens for the ensuing conditions will be reviewed. 


  1. To understand the viral basis of viral carcinogenesis involving the oral and oropharyngeal region.
  2. To distinguish the clinical features of oral and oropharyngeal cancers.

To implement oral health literacy programs for patients regarding the communicable basis for virus associated with oral and oropharyngeal cancers.

Wednesday, April 2 (4 CEUs)  

Independent of selected articles. Speakers available for questions.

'Genotype-Specific Incidence and Clearance of Human Papillomavirus in Oral Mucosa of Women: A Six-Year Follow-up Study''

'Human Papillomavirus associated diseases'

'Incidence and Clearance of Oral Human Papillomavirus Infection in Men: The HIM Cohort Study

''Lymphomas occuring specifically in HIV infected patients: From pathogenesis to pathology'

'Antibiotic Selection for Odontogenic Infections'

'Medical Emergencies in the Dental Practice'

'What are the Antibiotics of Choice for Odontogenic Infections, and How Long Should the Treatment Course Last?

Thursday, April 3 (4 CEUs) Dolphin Room

8:00 AM – Noon Clinical Pathologic Conference “I found this lesion…now what?”

Presented by: George M. Kushner DMD,MD and John J. Sauk, DDS, MS

The course is a clinical-pathologic conference(CPC). Patients with a variety of lesions will be presented. Participants and faculty will determine a differential diagnosis and discuss method to assist in establishing the final diagnosis. Treatment of the condition will be discussed. Clinical “pearls” will be shared with the participants. Audience participation is mandatory.

This course will be fun and educational for all members of the dental team


  1. Review clinical presentations of common(and a few uncommon) oral and maxillofacial pathology conditions that present in the dental office
  2. Discuss common adjuncts to help establish the diagnosis such as biopsy, lab tests and radiographs
  3. Review treatment, both medical and surgical, of pathology conditions seen in dental patients


Friday, April 4 (4 CEUs) Dolphin Room

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
'Medical Emergencies'

Presented by: George M. Kushner, DMD, MD

Medical emergencies can and do occur in the dental office. Many dental patients have complex medical histories and co-morbidity factors. Improper management of medical emergencies can have catastrophic results.


Review common medical emergencies seen in the dental officeDevelop treatment algorithms to prevent medical emergencies in the dental officeDevelop treatment algorithms to manage medical emergencies in the dental office


11:00 AM - Noon Maxillofacial Infections
'Odontogenic Infections'

Presented by: George M. Kushner, DMD, MD

Infections are commonly seen in the dental office. Pain is a common presenting symptom with our patients. Dental professionals should be comfortable managing infections in the maxillofacial region. This course will be educational for all members of the dental team


Review the clinical presentations of infections seen in the dental officeEstablish criteria for referral to a specialistUnderstand treatment principles in managing maxillofacial infections

About George M. Kushner, DMD, MD; John J. Sauk, DDS, MS

George M. Kushner, DMD, MD is a graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry. Dr. Kushner received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the University of Louisville. Currently, Dr. Kushner is Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Louisville. He is the Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program. Dr. Kushner is the author of several publications and articles and lectures extensively throughout the country. He maintains a faculty practice in oral and maxillofacial surgery through the University of Louisville School of Dentistry.

Dr. Sauk is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and is the Dean of the University of Louisville School Of Dentistry. He is Professor of Pathology and Professor of Hospital and Surgical Dentistry at the University of Louisville Health Center and is a member of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center



FEES: On-Line Registration by 3/26/2014 11:59 PM On-Site Registration after 3/26/2014 11:59 PM
Dentist: $495 $595
Hygienist: $395 $495
Auxiliary: $395 $495
Hygienist/Auxiliary Registering with Dentist: $345 $445

Register On-Line: (American Express, Discover, Mastercard or VISA only)

****Payment by Check or Money Order available for on-site registration only****


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: A block of rooms have been reserved for March 28, 2014 - April 6, 2014. The special room rate will be available until February 26th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Availability of rooms is limited. Please make your reservations early! 


Sandestin Beach Hilton

4000 Sandestin Boulevard

Destin, Florida

The Hilton Sandestin Beach is located on Florida’s Emerald Coast and is known for its beautiful emerald green water and unspoiled beaches of fine sugar white sand. This beach front resort is located within the Sandestin Beach Resort Community, a 2,400 acre playground nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and the Choctawhatchee Bay, 10 miles east of Destin and midway between Panama City and Pensacola. Each room has its own balcony with a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico. All rooms feature a wet bar, refrigerator, dressing area and two vanities. There is also an in-room refreshment center, dining area and a separate bunk area for children. 

gistration for lecture is required to receive the University of Louisville group housing discount.


Reserve Hotel Online Reservations or call in house reservations @ 1-800-367-1271. Please be sure to give them discount code ULS.


We reserve the right to cancel, modify date, revise course content, revise program faculty and activities. Pre-registered participants will be notified if a course is revised or cancelled, as warranted. In the event a course is cancelled, tuition will be refunded. 

All registrations are subject to the ULSD Cancellation Policy.

ULSD must receive your written request for cancellation not later than two-weeks prior to course start date to process a refund. A $75 processing fee will be deducted from the refund. Course Registrants who are a 'NO-SHOW' forfeit course tuition.




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