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October 17 –18, 2018
Sheraton Waikiki, Honolulu

We’re looking forward to welcoming Fellows old and new to ACD 2018!

The ACD 2018 Annual Meeting and Convocation will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, October 17-18, at the Sheraton Waikiki, 2255 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii. Our program begins Wednesday afternoon with the Fellows Forum. Dr. Larry Garetto is facilitating this session, entitled “Recognizing and Managing the Ethical Dimension of Dental Practice Using Video Dilemma Cases.” We also have a morning Special Ethics course facilitated by ASDE leaders Frederick More and Toni Roucka. The Regency breakout sessions and Meet & Greet complete Wednesday’s events. Thursday’s activities include the morning Business Meeting and Kevin Brown, our keynote speaker and author of The Hero Effect, who shares ideas, strategies, and principles that inspire and equip participants to show up every day and make a positive difference. Entertainment at lunch will be uniquely Hawaiian. The Convocation and our evening reception and dinner dance are the capstone events of our meeting. The Convocation speaker will be Major General Thomas “Rob” Tempel, Jr., United States Army, Commanding General of U.S. Army Regional Health Command, 27th Chief of the United States Army Dental Corps, and ACD Fellow. Dinner will feature the Almost Paradise band.

Registration opens in the Hawaii Ballroom Foyer at the Sheraton for name badge pickup at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17. Until then, aloha!

The 2018 Gala, An Evening in Paradise, calls for Aloha Crisp, or Aloha Formal, dress. Featuring lighter fabrics and traditional Hawaiian prints, this style of dress is perfect for celebrating, aloha style.
AM Information and Schedule

Special Ethics Course: The Ethics of Excellence

8:00 a.m. ‒ Noon Lanai Room

Frederick G. More, DDS and Toni M. Roucka, RN, DDS, MA

Excellence is one of the four core values expressed in the ACD’s mission statement and is accepted as integral to the practice of dentistry. Where ethics provides the reflective process for evaluating situations and determining courses of actions, excellence is the manifestation of those actions. This term is often used and it means different things to different people. Excellence is more than just quality of care. Excellence is a way of being. This ideology delineates the important knowledge, competencies, values, and beliefs incumbent of a profession’s members in delivering health care to and being part of society thus fulfilling the social contract. In order to help those caring for patients gain a better understanding of this concept, this course will work to define excellence, distinguish it from ethics and professionalism, and review the basis for it as an essential attribute of professional life.

This course provides four hours of lecture C.E. credit (AGD PACE subject code 149) and is open to all dentists, dental students, educators, and hygienists. A registration fee of $190 applies. On-site registration for this course is not guaranteed. If on-site registration is available, the late registration fee will be $210. Cancellations will be accepted until 7:30 a.m. the day of the course, and no refunds will be given once the course has started. Onsite registration will be held from 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. the morning of the course in front of the Lanai Room. ACD Annual Meeting packets with name badges will be available for pre-registered ethics course participants at the course sign in table inside the Lanai Room.

Following completion of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Define excellence and distinguish it from ethics using available resources.
  • Describe the basis for excellence as a distinct value of health care providers.
  • Discuss the knowledge, skills, and values that encompass the ideology of excellence.
  • Analyze and discuss cases that demonstrate the integration of excellence in healthcare practice.

Fellows Forum: Recognizing and Managing the Ethical Dimension of Dental Practice using Video Dilemma Cases        

1:00 p.m. ‒ 4:00 p.m., Maui & Kauai Rooms     

Lawrence P. Garetto, PhD

This session of the Fellows Forum is designed to enhance the routine deployment of practical chairside ethics. An ethical dimension in the care environment is present each and every time an oral health provider interacts with a patient. There is never a situation when the ethical dimension does not exist. Being willing and able to recognize ethical issues is the first step in the process of managing them. The American College of Dentists has partnered with Indiana University School of Dentistry to produce an extended series of video case scenarios. This session will present some of these scenarios to stimulate discussion about common ethical issues in the care of dental patients. A model for decision-making considering the ethical dimension of care will be presented and used during the discussion. The video scenarios are currently available for use by practitioners and schools. Strategies for facilitating discussions of ethical issues in practice environments will also be presented.

This course provides three hours of lecture CE free of charge (AGD PACE subject code 555), and preregistration is appreciated but not required. This course is open to all oral health care providers.

Following completion of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the ethical dimension present in the clinical care of patients.
  • Develop a decision-making framework to address ethical concerns.
  • Understand the four-box framework for identifying ethical issues in the clinical care of patients.

Keynote Presentation: The Hero Effect

9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m., Kauai & Maui Rooms

Kevin Brown        

Kevin is on a mission to help people and organizations embrace a simple philosophy that separates world-class organizations and high-performance people from everybody else. He is passionate about helping people expand their vision, develop their potential, and grow their results. And, as the father of an autistic child, he knows firsthand how the principles of true success reach beyond the boardroom and into the lives of real people facing the challenges of everyday life. The Hero Effect™ means being your best when it matters the most.  In a fresh and entertaining style, Kevin shares ideas, strategies and principles that will inspire and equip participants to show up every day and make a positive difference. At the heart of Kevin’s message is a simple, yet powerful philosophy for life that drives every thought, every action, and ultimately every result we achieve both personally and professionally. Kevin Brown understands what drives organizational excellence and customer loyalty. He knows firsthand how great brands think, feel, and act. He is a branding and culture expert with a career in franchise development that spans 30 years. He spent the past 19 years as part of a leadership team that built a little-known family business into the #1 franchise in their industry with annual revenues exceeding $2 billion dollars. In 2017 he retired from corporate America to take his message around the world. Kevin began his career in sales and worked his way from the front lines in business to the executive boardroom. He believes that everyone is in sales and everyone is responsible for delivering world-class service regardless of title or position.

This presentation provides two hours of CE credit (AGD PACE subject code 770) free of charge. It is open to all attendees and their guests.

This program is designed to help participants:

  • Achieve greater results by eliminating “ordinary” thinking and mastering the habit of excellence.
  • Own the moments that matter by taking responsibility for their attitude, their actions and their results.
  • Create meaningful relationships and deliver an extraordinary experience for every “customer” at work and at home

The ACD is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or any other applicable regulatory authority, or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval is 10/1/2014 to 9/30/2018. Provider ID# 218565

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