Embassy Suites LaVista2023 Annual Session - April 21st

Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha La Vista Hotel & Conference Center
12520 Westport Parkway La Vista, Nebraska 68128 USA 


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Dr. Marc Geissberger 

Geissberger PhotoThe Oral Cavity Under Acid Attack……Identifying, Understanding and Treating Caries, Erosion, and Other Acid Related Diseases.

As a dentist, personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist, Dr. Geissberger brings a unique perspective to the subjects of caries, diet and the oral environment. Through this enlightening program, Dr. Geissberger will discuss various disease conditions that plaque the entire dental population, and identify several at risk populations. The importance of oral pH will be discussed and strategies for altering an unfavorable oral environment will be outlined. Additionally, the dental team will learn progressive strategies to help their patients achieve oral balance and curb their disease processes. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the difference between a balanced oral environment and one that is susceptible to disease.
  • Develop strategies which can be implemented in practice to help patients achieve oral balance.
  • Develop a program for caries eradication that can be easily implemented into private practice.
  • Develop strategies to begin to discuss the oral implications of poor eating strategies and provide some tips.

Learn which materials should be used how to properly restore dentitions plagued with the effects of erosion, abrasion, GERD and bulimia

Quarterbacking Difficult Restorative Cases in Tumultuous Financial Times

Has your practice seen a decline with our downturn in economic growth? Most practices have experienced between 10-25% decrease in revenue over the last two years. Now more than ever, excellent communication, dazzling case presentations and a complete understanding of patients is essential for survival. Through and exciting, fun and entertaining program, Dr. Geissberger will teach you the necessary skills in patient communication, treatment plan development and delivery that will propel you and your team to new levels of productivity and ultimately improved patient care.

During this program practitioners will learn:

  • How to assess patient desires and how to customize their case presentations to maximize case acceptance. 
  • How to fully diagnose loss of vertical dimension, compensatory eruption, altered passive eruption, wear, gerd, bulimia and other non-caries related dental diseases. 
  • How to manage and restore these disease processes.
  • How to incorporate the latest technology into practice to maximize clinical productivity and outcomes

    Dr. Marc Geissberger taught at University of the Pacific for 30 years and ran Pacific’s prestigious complex and esthetic rehabilitation program. He is also a researcher and a published author in the areas of dental materials, contemporary fixed prosthodontics, and esthetic dentistry.

    He has lectured nationally and internationally in the areas of adhesive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, photography, ceramic, fixed prosthodontics, and treatment planning. Dr. Geissberger serves as a consultant for many dental materials companies and helps guide product development. During his 30 years in academia, he has maintained a private practice geared toward restorative dentistry with his brother and fellow Pacific alum Dr. Jeffrey Geissberger. He believes his continual involvement in providing patient care as well as a role in academia has given him a unique balance that allows him to blend the best of both worlds.Dr. Geissberger is a member of the Catapult Speakers Bureau, has won several teaching awards, and has presented over 450 lectures and hands-on workshops to colleagues in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Peru, Denmark, and Taiwan. He has co-authored and published numerous scientific papers and a textbook entitled Esthetic Dentistry in Clinical Practice for Wiley-Blackwell which is currently available in 4 languages (English, Spanish, Polish and Turkish). Dr. Geissberger earned a master’s degree in educational psychology in 1994 and has been a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) with the National Academy of Sports Medicine since 2008. He completed his Fitness Nutrition Specialty (FNS) training in 2011.Dr. Geissberger’s goal is to provide an educational experience for your group in a non-intimidating format that focuses on providing the clinician with the latest techniques and information that can be immediately incorporated into everyday practice. Presentations tend to be rich in information and Dr. Geissberger pledges to both entertain and educate simultaneously. All topics can be customized to the specific interests of the group and many topics can be paired with a hands-on workshop.


Dr. John Massey and Dr. Todd Stull 

Dr. MasseyStull Opioid Education for Dentists

Dr. John Massey is a pain specialist physician specializing in the treatment of opioid use disorders and Dr. Todd Stull is a psychiatrist with a long experience of treating addictions. Together they will present an overview on opioids and opioid use disorder, including the epidemiology of substance use disorders, pain management, communication with patients, screening tools, reviewing the prescription drug monitoring program, and other relevant topics for dentists who prescribe opiates.

This training will cover the three hours of training on opioids mandated for prescribers by Neb. Rev. Stat. § 38-145(6). Participants will be able to demonstrate the following competencies upon completion of the training: - An understanding of the epidemiology of substance use disorders - Effective and safe methods of pain management - Communicating with patients about pain and opioid use disorder - Screening for substance use disorders when necessary - How to use the prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP)


Dr. John Massey has over 20 years of diverse experience, especially in pain management and treatment of chronic pain in Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and is Board Certified  Dr. Massey is focused on helping patients return to their normal lives by relieving pain with treatments such as epidural steroids, radio-frequency neurotomy for facet joint spondylosis, and kyphoplasty procedure for vertebral fractures. Dr. Massey is an adjunct faculty member of the UNMC Department of Family Medicine and has taught residents and medical students in this capacity. Dr. Massey is also Board Certified as an Independent Medical Examiner. In addition, he is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Nebraska Air National Guard in the 155th Air Refueling Wing Medical.  MD Pain - https://mdpain.clinic/

Dr. Todd Stull holds a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and is Board-Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. He has worked in a range of settings including private practice, academic, administrative and athletic. Stull has been a medical director of addiction treatment programs in academia and private practice.

He was the first full-time sports psychiatrist in the NCAA where he served as the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Performance at the University of Nebraska in the Athletic Department. He is the President of the International Society for Sports Psychiatry. Stull has been on several NCAA workgroups to write guidelines for mental health, substance use, sleep, pain and sports wagering. He was one of 22 experts from six continents on the International Olympic Committee to write mental health and substance use guidelines.

As a performance psychiatrist he works to identify and address psychiatric, psychological, and interpersonal and wellness needs through mental health, nutrition, exercise, and mental skills training to optimize health and wellbeing. Stull has treated physicians for more than 20 years to address problems faced by physicians and promote health and wellbeing.

Dr. Stull has treated patients with substance use disorders throughout his career. He has used pharmacotherapy, lifestyle medicine, and psychosocial approaches and often combined treatment strategies. He has extensive experience treating opioid use disorders with Methadone, Buprenorphine and Naltrexone.

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