Travel Programs

Enjoy CDE combined with travel opportunities. These programs are available with UB, and through collaboration with other university dental schools.

Please reference UB when making travel reservations and CE course registrations.

The Sebastian G. Ciancio Chautauqua Dental Congress

Thur-Fri, June 27-28, 2024, Chautauqua Suite Hotel, Mayville, NY

Lectures convene at 9am and 1pm on Thursday and 9am on Friday

Chautauqua Schedule

Thursday morning June 27

Forensic Dentistry: An Overview of Current Practices

Forensic dentists provide assistance to the justice system. The practice and science of forensic dentistry will be explored in this lecture. The role of the forensic dentist in victim identification, mass disasters, and bitemarks will be presented. Cases will be discussed. Attendees will learn about identification in extreme circumstances, the role of bitemark evidence in the courtroom today and the contributions made by the UBSDM in these fields.

Learning objectives:

  • The history, current trends and future of forensic dentistry
  • Bitemark evidence: application, controversy and current status
  • UBSDM contributions to forensic dentistry

The course is appropriate for general practitioners, specialists, hygienists, dental assistants and front office staff

Thursday afternoon June 27

Roots of Dental Trauma... Understanding Patient Behaviors

A memorable, uplifting look at patient behaviors that challenge dental professionals. Ms. Dooher-Anthony will discuss what constitutes dental trauma and/or fear; preventing trauma in your practice; airway and patient behaviors; and elements of provider ‘self-care.’

Learning Objectives:

  • understand the neurobiology of traumatic experiences and how they affect patient perceptions.
  • identify patient behaviors based on airway protection and manage them appropriately.
  • understand how their mindset affects patient interactions.

This course is appropriate for doctors, hygienists and assistants. This course is designed to inform clinicians.

Friday morning June 28

Open Wide: An Intraoral Clinical Evaluation of Pediatric Dental Patients

"A look into the healthy and not so healthy mouths of children"

This course will teach you how to get in and get out with success!

  • Evaluate, diagnose, and treat the various pediatric dental problems with no fears and no tears
  • Learn tips and tricks to be able to carry out quality treatment plans and achieve successful outcomes
  • Clinical case studies on prevention, restorative treatment, trauma and more for infants, toddlers and children

At the end of the course, participants will have learned

  1. Various behavior management techniques that make every patient easy to treat
  2. Various pediatric dental problems
  3. Various treatment modalities that are simple and sure to work

*This course is intended for dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants*