September 11, 2019:  Dr. Bobbi Stanley

Dr. Bobbi Stanley graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in 1993 and continues to be an avid learner, attending countless hours of continuing education. She also believes providing superior dental services means using the best materials on the market with the highest technology available.

October 2, 2019:  Dr. Phyllis Cook

“When is Pinhole Surgical Technique the Best Treatment for Recession”

Dr Phyllis Cook Dr. Cook was born in Kokomo, Indiana and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She graduated Palm Beach Junior College with an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene in 1975. She moved to North Carolina in 1985. The love for her work and her drive as a professional motivated her to pursue a career in Periodontology. She completed her pre-dental curriculum at UNC Charlotte in May of 1992. Dr. Cook excelled in her studies and graduated from the UNC School of Dentistry in May 1996. In the spring of 1996, she became involved in Teaching Assistants for Conservative Operative Dentistry (teaching freshman dental students preclinical operative skills). Dr. Cook received her certificate in Periodontics after completing the three year residency program in 1999, also at the UNC School of Dentistry.

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November 6, 2019:  Mr. Paul Kearns

“Emergency Medicine for the Dental Office”

**Warning:  Video contains profanity:

Paul has been an emergency medical professional for the past twenty-five years.  Paul graduated with a BA in history from the Plattsburgh State University of New York in 1990.  Shortly after completing his degree, he continued with post baccalaureate work in medical sciences and became a paramedic in 1992.  Paul spent the next 10 years as a New York City paramedic, a critical care transport professional and firefighter.   During that time, Paul conducted research with New York University Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital in the fields of emergency medicine, pediatric injury prevention, and pediatric paramedic education.  In 2000, Paul assumed the role of Education, Performance improvement and Research Director for the North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health System CEMS.  He moved to North Carolina in 2005 and has been teaching with CPR Consultants since 2006.

February 5, 2020:  Southeastern Dental Specialists:  Dr. Terrance Smith

“Dental Sleep Medicine:  Are You Prepared?”

Dr. Terrance L. Smith, a 1979 graduate of the West Virginia University School of Dentistry is a Senior partner and co-founder of Village Family Dental. After dental school graduation, Dr. Smith entered the United States Army as a General Dental Officer and completed a 1 year General Dentistry Residency at Ft. Sill, OK. He also completed both Airborne and Special Forces training prior to becoming Group Dental Surgeon with 10th Special Forces Group (Abn). 

Dr. Smith completed his Prosthodontic training in 1987 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and earned Board Certification from the American Board of Prosthodontics in 1988. His last assignment with the active Army was at Ft. Bragg, NC where he was the chief of Fixed Prosthodontics and mentor in the 2 year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency.

He practices Prosthodontics full time with Village Family Dental, is Adjunct Faculty in the Prosthodontics Department at the UNC School of Dentistry, and lectures to local dental groups. He is a member of the American Dental Association, American College of Prosthodontics, American Board of Prosthodontics, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and the International College of Oral Implantologists.   He is active in the local community with the Care Clinic, NC MOM program, and other charitable organizations. In 2010 he was awarded the Old North State Award by the State of NC for his contributions to the state and local community.


 March 4, 2020: Medical   Protective Company

“Risk Management for the Dental Professional”

***There is a 5 percent discount on professional liability coverage for members who attend this lecture.

April 1, 2020:  Ricardo Padilla, DDS                 

“HPV Related Lesions and Associated Otopharyngeal Cancer”

Ricardo Padilla, DDS, BS received his BS and DDS degrees from The Universidad Francisco Marroquin School of Dentistry in Guatemala. Subsequently, he completed a 3-year postgraduate Residency Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the University of Florida, and then a Post Doctoral Fellowship in Head and Neck-Ear Nose & Throat Surgical Pathology at the University of Texas. He became a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology in 1999, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology in 2001. He has been the Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Residency Program since 2006. He is also the Director of multiple courses for Dental Residents, Dental Students, and frequently teaches CE courses nationally and internationally. He is also a guest lecturer in Dermatology and Pathology at UNC, teaches in the Physician Assistant Program at Duke University Medical Center, and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program at Vanderbilt University. He has presented in numerous national and international meetings and has published multiple papers in peer-reviewed meetings and publications. He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and an Examiner in the Fellowship Committee of the AAOMP.

May 6, 2020: Kimberly A Sanders, Pharm.D.

“Opioid Update for 2020”

Kimberly Sanders, Pharm.D., is a clinical assistant professor in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She also has a shared appointment as an assistant professor in the Department of Dental Ecology at the UNC School of Dentistry. Sanders earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Purdue University. She completed a one-year pharmacy practice residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center as well as a two-year academic postdoctoral research fellowship in pharmacy practice model advancement at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist and a member of numerous pharmacy professional organizations. She is primarily involved in building a partnership between the schools of pharmacy and dentistry through initiatives to develop, implement, and evaluate clinical pharmacy services in dental practice clinics as well as active in the creation of longitudinal interprofessional education curricula.

Dental Pain Pharmacology Handout

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