07:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
The Governor of Hawaii recently announced that West Maui will reopen to visitors on October 8, 2023. After thoughtful consideration and consulting with the Sheraton Maui Resort in Kaanapali, we have decided to move forward with the Island Dental Colloquium scheduled for February 12 – 16, 2024. We understand that respectful travel to Maui and other Hawaiian Islands is encouraged to help sustain local employment and keep the Maui economy alive. We hope you can join us for this program and support the island of Maui and its ongoing recovery.
The recent wildfires in West Maui have resulted in the devastating loss of loved ones, homes, cultural and historical sites and businesses in the historic town of Lahaina. If you are interested in supporting the people of Maui, please visit mauinuistrong.info/support to find a variety of organizations accepting donations such as the Maui Strong Fund, American Red Cross, Hawaii Salvation Army and Aloha United Way’s Maui Relief Fund.
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry invite you to join us for the 29th Annual Island Dental Colloquium. We are offering an outstanding educational opportunity featuring three excellent speakers. Course sessions run from 7:30 am to 11:30 am each day. Take advantage of this unbeatable travel education program combined with the beauty and excitement of the island of Maui.
Guo-Hao (Alex) Lin, DDS, MS
Arun Sharma, BDS, MSc
Thomas Viola, RPh, CCP
Dates: February 12 – 16, 2024
Location: Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, Maui, Hawaii
Tuition: $1,200 Dentists; $845 Allied Dental Professionals (includes continental breakfast each morning)
Program: 7:30 am – 11:30 am daily
Credits: This activity is designated for 20 units of continuing education credit.
Book your hotel online at dental.pacific.edu/islanddental
One Pill Good, Two Pills Better? How and Why Our Dental Patients Self-Medicate in a Post-Pandemic World
Thomas Viola, RPh, CCP
Armed with limited and sometimes biased information amid a growing distrust of traditional medicine, many of our patients choose to self-prescribe and self-medicate with a variety of prescription drugs, OTC drugs, supplements and substances. Can you identify a self-medicating patient? This lecture will explore the dental implications of self-medication and strategies for identifying and managing self- medicating dental patients.
You Will Learn
- To identify the most common prescription and non-prescription drugs, herbal products and nutritional supplements used to self-medicate and their potential dental considerations
- To identify the most common illicit and licit substances of abuse and dependence and their impact on dental therapy
- To discuss techniques useful in identifying self-medication and obtaining a complete and accurate medication history
- To examine strategies necessary for successfully managing self- medicating patients
“Take it on the Run, Baby!” — Street Drugs, Cannabis, Clinical Considerations and Patient Care Considerations
Thomas Viola, RPh, CCP
It's a fast-paced world and, unfortunately, many of our patients seek the assistance of substances to cope and get through their busy, trying days. However, the use and abuse of both illicit and licit substances has the potential to produce systemic adverse reactions and life-threatening medical emergencies during dental treatment. This lecture will provide an overview of the most common substances of abuse, along with their potential contraindications to dental therapy, and the resulting necessity, if any, for dosage modifications of commonly used dental drugs. Special emphasis will be given to a discussion of patients using marijuana (cannabis) for both medical and recreational purposes.
You Will Learn
- To identify the most common illicit and licit substances of abuse and dependence, especially street names and dosage forms
- To describe the pharmacology of cannabis, including its mechanism of action, routes of administration and available formulations
- To explore the dental considerations of substance use and abuse, including potential treatment modifications, and strategies for patient care planning
• To examine techniques useful in identifying and successfully managing patient substance use and dependency
Thomas Viola, RPh, CCP, is a board-certified pharmacist, clinical educator, professional speaker and published author with more than 30 years of experience. He has earned a national and international reputation as the “go-to” specialist for making pharmacology practical and useful for all members of the dental team. He has contributed to several professional journals, served as a chapter author and peer reviewer for several pharmacology textbooks and currently serves as a consultant to the ADA’s Council on Scientific Affairs. He has presented more than 1,000 informative, humorous and engaging CE courses to dental professionals internationally.
Managing Restorative Challenges with AdjunctiveOrthodontic Treatment
Arun B. Sharma, BDS, MSc
Orthodontics can be extremely beneficial to the adult patient undergoing restorative dental treatment. Adult patients can benefit from limited orthodontic treatment to address aesthetic concerns or full-mouth treatment to improve the periodontal architecture prior to extensive crown and bridge. In adult orthodontics, the tooth is being used as a tool to move or change the gingival and bony architecture. This allows for improved periodontal health. Limited orthodontics is also used to redistribute spaces for improved prosthodontic treatment. Spaces can be created or closed, thus eliminating the need for restorative treatment, or allow for the placement of implants. This lecture will focus on a number of areas in restorative dentistry where orthodontic treatment can simplify and improve predictable restorative results.
You Will Learn
- To gain insight into the dynamics of interdisciplinary exchange in treatment planning for complex cases
- To determine alternative treatment options and solutions to multidisciplinary problems
- How to provide the firm clinical basis for predictable results in treatment
- To select optimal clinical techniques for particular clinical situations
Arun B. Sharma, BDS, MSc, is a clinical professor and chair of the Division of Prosthodontics at UCSF School of Dentistry. He is a diplomate and examiner for the American Board of Prosthodontics. He maintains a private practice and is the director of the graduate program in prosthodontics. He has contributed to seven textbooks, authored many articles and has lectured internationally. He is chair of the Editorial Council of the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and is a director for the Academy of Prosthodontics. He is a past president of the Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics, the American Prosthodontic Society and the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics.
Periodontal and Peri-implant Tissue Phenotype:Current Concepts and Future Directions
Guo-Hao (Alex) Lin, DDS, MS
The 2017 World Workshop on the classification of periodontal and peri-implant conditions described “periodontal phenotype” as a dimension characterized by gingival phenotype (gingival thickness, keratinized tissue width) and bone morphotype. Clinically, unfavorable tissue conditions (i.e. lack of keratinized gingiva) may result in future biological and restorative complications. This lecture will focus on the inter- disciplinary collaborations between the restorative dentist and periodontist to reconstruct the soft tissue framework for achieving long-term periodontal and peri-implant tissue stability. Dr. Lin will also discuss the restorative considerations related to peri-implant tissue stability.
You Will Learn
- To implement various periodontal procedures to modify tissue phenotype for achieving tissue stability around dental restorations
- To examine the interactions between periodontal tissue phenotype and restorative contours to maintain long-term stability
- To understand the decision-making process to keep or extract a tooth based on the periodontal prognosis
- To recognize restorative factors contributing to peri-implant complications
Guo-Hao (Alex) Lin, DDS, MS, is a diplomate and examiner for the American Board of Periodontology. He is an associate professor and the director of the postgraduate periodontics program at University of California, San Francisco. He is a recipient of several awards from the American Academy of Periodontology, including the Clinical Research Award in 2021. He has published more than 70 research articles in peer-reviewed journals. His research focuses on evidence- based dentistry, periodontal plastic surgeries to modify tissue phenotype and implant-related clinical trials.
The 29th Annual Pacific/UCSF Island Dental Colloquium will be held at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, a 23-acre oceanfront oasis situated on the most prime expanse of the famed Ka‘anapali Beach. The natural cove fronting Sheraton Maui is a favorite snorkel location for encounters with green sea turtles while guests can enjoy watching humpback whales breach offshore during the winter months. Spend your days relaxing on the beach, enjoying the Spa at Black Rock or golfing at one of the Ka‘anapali Golf Courses. At sunset, the resort showcases its iconic cliff dive ceremony, a tradition since the hotel first opened.
Our nightly discounted group room rates include:
- Resort View — $479
- Moana Ocean Front — $579
- Ocean Front — $559
- Ohana Suite — $679
All rates shown are subject to the appropriate state, local and any occupancy taxes in effect at the time of the Colloquium. Taxes and a discounted resort fee are not included and will be added to your room charges.
Resort Reservation Deadline: January 19, 2024 or until room block is full. Early reservations are recommended as we expect to once again sell out prior to the deadline.
Main Travel Dates
Arrival: Saturday, February 10; Departure: Saturday, February 17
Rooms may be reserved at the group rate three days before and after main dates, subject to availability.
Book your hotel room online at dental.pacific.edu/islanddental. If you prefer to call for room reservations, contact Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa at 1.808.921.4646 and mention “Pacific and UCSF Island Dental Colloquium” for our group rates.
Deposits and Cancellations
A one-night deposit (room rate and tax) is required at time of booking. The deposit is refundable until 22 days before arrival. Cancellations 21 days or less upon arrival are subject to a one-night room and tax charge.
Island Dental guests booking on our official group rates will receive a discounted resort fee of $35 daily plus tax. This discount will be applied at check in. The resort fee includes a variety of services, including Hawaiian cultural activities, free shuttle to the Westin Maui Resort and Lahaina, fitness activities, Wifi, etc. Self parking and valet parking are available for a separate fee.
Rates are valid for one or two adults per room. Maximum occupancy is four people per room. Children 17 and under are free. Additional adults 18 and over are charged at $89 per night plus tax.
We are offering a new complimentary service to all Island Dental participants. All Island Concierge by Aqualani can book excursions, restaurant reservations and activities for your trip to Maui. Due to popular demand, it is highly recommended that you book dining reservations and island adventures prior to traveling. Simply scan the QR code to have a video or audio chat with a concierge, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 808-495-6237.
All cancellations will be assessed a $50 processing fee. Tuition refunds will be granted for cancellations made 30 days prior to the program. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the first day of the program. If the schools find it necessary to cancel the course, a full tuition refund will be granted and all registrants will be contacted. Other than tuition, the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and UCSF School of Dentistry are under no financial obligation to reimburse participants for airline tickets, hotel reservations or any other costs incurred should the need to cancel or reschedule a program arise.
The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and UCSF School of Dentistry are authorized to award continuing education credits by the Dental Board of California. One unit of credit is awarded for each hour of instruction. All courses are accepted by the Academy of General Dentistry for fellowship/mastership credit. The schools are also members of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.
The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and UCSF School of Dentistry are ADA CERP recognized providers. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The Dugoni School of Dentistry and UCSF designate this activity for 20 continuing education credits.