2009 Annual Meeting

Please allow me to extend to each of you, members and guests, a heartfelt welcome to the Academy of Operative Dentistry’s 38th Annual Meeting at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago February 25-27, 2009. I hope that you all share the excitement that I experience every year that I come to this meeting.

It is an honor and privilege to serve as President. This position would be impossible if not for the selfless and undying dedication of Secretary Dr. Rich Stevenson III, Assistant Secretary Dr. Greg Smith and his wife Perky, and our Treasurer Dr. Joel Wagoner, who together make the strong backbone of this organization. Thank you!! I would also like to thank the members of the Executive Council and all our Committees for their many valued contributions of time and talent to the Academy. I must also acknowledge Dr. Mike Cochran, editor, and Dr. Tim Carlson, managing editor, without whom we would not have our esteemed journal of Operative Dentistry. On behalf of the entire Academy I would like to congratulate our 2009 Hollenback Memorial Prize winner, Dr. Jim Summitt. Jim represents the best of everything to which the Hollenback prize aspires. Congratulations as well to Dr. Warren Johnson who is the winner of the Academy of Operative Dentistry’s ‘ of Excellence. Through his exhaustive work with numerous study clubs, Warren promotes the best in operative dentistry.

With regard to this year’s scientific session, I think we are in great hands. Dr. Fred Eichmiller has an outstanding scientific program with a new twist in the interactive presentation Friday morning. Dr. Bill Robbins has assembled a variety of table clinics and for the first time we will have four limited attendance “hands-on” sessions on the topics of direct and indirect gold, implants, and esthetics. The Academy strives to have interesting and innovative programs and appreciates your critical and constructive input. It is our intent to foster the science and art of operative dentistry by integrating the tried and true with new advances and ideas.

Welcome everyone to the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Operative Dentistry. I hope you enjoy this chance to meet other colleagues and that you find the meeting exciting and informative.


William “Rusty” Morris, D.D.S.

Scientific Session Highlights

February 26, 2009: Thursday, AM

Dr. Richard Stevenson (Tucker Lecturer) – Challenges Educators Face in Preparing Professionals in the 21st century.
Dr. Wenyuan Shi – Probiotic Approaches to Oral and Systemic Diseases
Dr. Adrian Lussi (Buonocore Lecture) – Dental Erosion: Diagnosis, Risk Factors Prevention and Therapy

Thursday, PM

Dr. Carlos Eduardo – Dental Lasers
Drs. Margherita Fontana & Mathilde Peters – Caries Risk Assessment in Practice
Dr. John Cranham – Anterior Aesthetics

February 27, 2009: Friday, AM
(three speaker interactive panel)

Dr. Ana Jewett – Pulpal Reactions to Dental Materials

Dr. John Witworth – Endodontists or Root Canal Therapists? Could We Manage Our Troubled Pulps Better?

Dr. Tom Hilton – Direct and Indirect Pulp Capping.

Friday, PM

Table Clinics
Hands-on Breakout Sessions
Conservative Cast Gold, Direct Gold, Implants and Anterior Aesthetics.

2009 Program