2017 Winter Meeting - Speakers

Robert M. Anderton, DDS, JD, LLM

Dr. Robert M. Anderton is a Past President of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and the Dallas County Dental Society. He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists, the American Academy of General Dentistry, and the American College of Legal Medicine. Dr. Anderton is a graduate of Baylor University College of Dentistry and Southern Methodist University School of Law where he received his JD degree and a Master of Laws Degree specializing in Health Care Law. Dr. Anderton practices fee for service general dentistry and doctor’s defense law in Carrollton, Texas. He is a member of the Federation Dentaire Internationale Committee on Ethics and Legislation and is a frequent author and lecturer on Ethics, Jurisprudence and Risk Management.

Dr. Anderton resides in Argyle, Texas. He has one son, Bryan, who resides with his wife, Lynn and their son, Blake, in Austin, Texas.


DENTISTRY & THE LAW - New Challenges in Risk Management and Ethics

This course will include an in-depth discussion of actual cases. There will be ample time to ask questions of Dr. Anderton, a practicing general dentist and attorney practicing doctor’s defense law.

Education Objectives/Topics:

  • Jurisprudence and ethics review
  • Fourteen ways to lose your license
  • Types of lawsuits affecting the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene (malpractice is not the only danger)
  • Potential sources of lawsuits—patients are only one source
  • Involvement in criminal activity, without knowing!
  • New challenges in advertising and prescriptions
  • Government agencies – Medicaid, DPS, DEA
  • Texas State Board policies and disciplinary actions (what to do if a State Board investigator shows up in your reception room)
  • Dealing with HIV/AIDS and domestic violence
  • Future prospects

Michael K. McGuire, DDS

Dr. McGuire is the primary author of over fifty scientific articles and textbook chapters on periodontology, an unparalleled achievement for someone in full time private practice. He serves on the editorial board of multiple publications, including the Journal of Periodontology, the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, and the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. He is the founder and chairman of the McGuire Institute, a not for profit practice-based clinical research network.

An eminent speaker, having given over 200 continuing education programs, Dr. McGuire has lectured for both national and international audiences. His research has received the American Academy of Periodontology’s highest recognition for excellence, three times earning the Robinson Regeneration Award and twice the Clinical Research Award. He is also the recipient of the Academy’s prestigious Master Clinician Award and the Academy’s highest honor, the Gold Medal Award. In 2015 he received the William J. Gies Periodontology Award for his distinguished achievement in periodontology.

Dr. McGuire is Chairman of the American Board of Periodontology. He has served as president of numerous dental organizations, including the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation. He is a voting member of the FDA Dental Products Devices Panel.

Dr. McGuire received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Baylor University. He received both his D.D.S. and Certificate of Periodontics from the Emory University School of Dentistry. Emory University recognized Dr. McGuire with their Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2009.


Evidence-Based Alternatives for Autogenous Grafts: Outcomes, Attachment and Stability

The ability to predictably treat gingival defects with grafts has been one of the cornerstones of periodontal therapy over the past quarter century. During this time, surgical techniques have been refined and modified to become less invasive and more esthetic. This program will review and contrast alternatives for autogenous grafts as they relate to clinical outcomes, patient based outcomes, root surface attachment and long-term stability.

Education Objectives:

  • State the objectives and goals for gingival augmentation
  • Compare the various techniques and how they differ with the respect to the goals of soft tissue augmentation
  • List advantages of live-cell devices, growth factors and biologically-based devices

E. Todd Scheyer, DDS, MS

He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with Honors from Arizona State University and attended dental school at The Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University from which he graduated Magna Cum Laude earning clinical and research awards. Dr Scheyer received his Certificate in Periodontics, Conscious Sedation and a Masters Degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and School of Biomedical Science, clinically focusing on Perio-Prosthetic Reconstruction. Dr. Scheyer was awarded the John F. Prichard Award for graduate research in February 2001. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr Scheyer has and currently serves as an officer and committee member for many outstanding dental organizations. He has served as Senior District 5 Trustee for the American Academy of Periodontology and is Past President of the Southwest Society of Periodontists and current President of the Texas Society of Periodontists. He is in private practice limited to Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in Houston, Texas. Dr Scheyer is a Clinical Assistant Instructor at the University of Texas Dental Branch-Houston and Guest Lecturer for the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He continues to be involved with clinical research and publications from the private practice setting. Drs. McGuire and Scheyer have developed one of the most proficient clinical research centers and network in periodontics and have been involved with clinical research networks since 1989. Dr. Scheyer shares his research and vast perspectives through national and international lecturing and is a nationally recognized leader in his specialty field. Clinical research interests are: tissue engineering for periodontal regeneration, dental implant based reconstruction with 3D treatment planning and clinical research networks. Please visit our website for more information about our practice’s professional services, dedication to education and unique private practice clinical research center. www.periohealth.com


Evidence Based Material Selection for Hard and Soft Tissue Regeneration and Dental Implant Therapy

With all of the biomaterials available to the clinical today, it is helpful to apply an evidence based approach to assist us with the rapidly changing market place and legitimacy of new products. Tissue engineering and biomimetic materials are not new but still have not seen a broad spectrum of use in clinical practice. What are next steps?

This lecture will review the evidence based approach, classic and current research on the topic and how we can apply innovations to our everyday use. Comparisons to the gold standard of autogenous tissues will be utilized to draw some conclusions related to clinical outcomes, patient reported outcomes and long-term tissue stability.

Education Objectives:

  • Understand new clinical and histological evidence for periodontal and extraction site/sinus augmentation
  • Review of long-term clinical outcomes
  • Evaluation of current trends in tissue engineering, advanced technology and comprehensive care

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