2022-AS-CoverWe are pleased to offer several speakers which we believe will be of interest to the entire dental team! Session 1 will be Dr. Ed McGlumphy, Session 2 will be Dr. Kim Harms, and Session 3 will be Sarah Stream, MPH, CDA and Sharon Medcalf, Ph.D.  Each session will be ½ day so that you can pick and choose. Please refer to each session description for detailed information on the speaker and the presentation topics. 

Registration will be available in early 2022 and a registration packet will be included in the first newsletter of the New Year which will be out in mid-February 2022. 

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Session 1 – Dr. Ed McGlumphy

Dr McGlumphyDr. Edwin McGlumphy received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Washington and Jefferson College in 1981, and then earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1985 from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. After completing his General Practice Residency at the University of Texas, he returned to The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and was awarded his Masters of Science degree and Certificate in Advanced Prosthodontics in 1988.

In addition to being a key member of the team at ClearChoice Dental Implant Center in Columbus, Dr. McGlumphy has been a Professor, Clinical Instructor, Course Director, and multiple teaching award winner in the Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry Division at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He has been published in dozens of scientific journals related to implant dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery and is also an accomplished lecturer with more than 30 years’ experience as a professional presenter. Dr. McGlumphy has also been a prosthodontist in private practice since 1988.

Dr. McGlumphy has been a member of the Academy of Osseointegration, the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honorary, and the Carl O. Boucher Prosthodontic Conference. In his spare time, he enjoys Ohio State Football and Basketball and completing projects at a small cabin in Hocking County.


Believe it or not, there is a large segment of the population who don’t want to sit in the dental chair to have each problem tooth worked on individually, but are still willing to pay significant fees for quicker and more efficient procedures.  These patients and you, as their dentist, want the same things:  restorations that look good, done as quickly and safely as possible and remaining trouble free over the long term. This program will address the topics of patient selection and work flows that allow consistent and affordable implant prosthetics, often on the same day as implant surgery.  Particular emphasis will be given to practical applications of biomechanical principles to assure long term, successful and esthetic implant restorations.  Clinically relevant research conclusions on early and immediate loading will be highlighted. Current controversies on computer generated guides and immediate provisionals, including the “conversion” prosthesis and final zirconia restorations will be featured.  Potential biomechanical and esthetic problem areas will also be illustrated with clinical examples.  The overarching goal of the program will be to give the clinician the tools and the confidence to treat a large, untapped segment of the population who may not be willing to be treated with traditional dental options.

Objectives:  At the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the current controversies in complete arch implant dentistry and understand the published literature that addresses these controversies;
  2. Understand the forces acting on contemporary implant restorations and recognize the specific clinical problems that these forces can cause, especially with accelerated loading.
  3. Implement clinical strategies to fabricate “same day” implant provisional restorations and final zirconia prostheses.
  4. Implement practical methods to assure safe, consistent and affordable implant esthetics, even with accelerated loading protocols.

Session 2 – Dr. Kim Harms

Dr. KimMajor life events (such as death, divorce, and job loss) and even conflict can create feelings of shock, grief and leave us struggling to cope. These events have a significant effect on the dental team and our patients. With 30-years in clinical dentistry and 21 years as a National Spokesperson for the American Dental Association, Kimberly Harms D.D.S. has seen the importance of positive communication, management of conflict and relationship building firsthand. Her goal is to help untangle problems and support those with grief issues by sharing that accumulated knowledge with seminar attendees.

Dr. Harms practiced dentistry as an enlisted officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, as a dental associate, and for most of her career as co-owner of a private practice in Farmington, MN. She developed a pilot project for the State of Minnesota to deliver care to developmentally disabled patients living in group homes which is still going strong 28 years later. Dr. Harms was honored to serve as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the areas of operative and hospital dentistry at Loyola University Medical Center and School of Dentistry.

Dr. Harms was the first woman president of the Minnesota Dental Association and served on the American Dental Association's Council on Governmental Affairs representing the 10th District. She was also Chair of the American Dental Association's Council on Communications. Dr. Harms has lectured internationally and has worked with dental schools in Mongolia and Rwanda and women's groups in Georgia and Armenia.

As National Spokesperson and Consumer Advisor for the American Dental Association, Dr Harms has appeared on their behalf on the Today Show, CNN, Fox News, National Public Radio and network affiliates such as CBS, NBC, and ABC. In addition, she has been quoted in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Consumer's Digest, Buzz Feed, Shape Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan and numerous other print and internet publications. Her article, “Keeping out of Harms’ Way: Pearls, Pitfalls and Lurking Perils of a Life in Dentistry” received the International College of Dentists Leadership in Journalism Award for 2016.


Most dental offices have a plan in place to manage medical emergencies but few are prepared to address emotional emergencies which occur much more frequently.  We work in a high intensity, high anxiety environment made worse by the uncertainties of the recent pandemic.  All it takes is a spark, caused by patient anxiety, a clinical/clerical error, perceived error, or team conflict, for an explosion of emotion to occur.  In this seminar you will learn techniques, based on the latest neurobiology research, to improve your listening, empathy, trust building and solution seeking skills.  This seminar will focus on preventing problems, the procedures and words necessary to manage them, and the critical follow up necessary to build long term patient and team relationships.


  • Understand the unique brain chemistry that controls our reaction to distress and learn to train your brain to overcome pain.
  • Recognize the basic Pillars of Trust and discover how hard it is to earn trust and how easily trust can be destroyed.
  • Master specific techniques and verbiage to minimize damage after a clinical/clerical error, or difficult discussion with a team member/patient.
  • Build confidence managing conflict using proven, time-tested mediation techniques.

Session 3 – Sarah Stream, MPH, CDA

Sarah StreamSarah Stream is an Infection Preventionist at Nebraska Medicine for the Nebraska ICAP Team as a Dental Infection Control and Education Specialist.  Her recent efforts have been on promoting dental infection control and COVID-19 based prevention and mitigation with the new Nebraska ICAP Dental Outreach Program. Sarah has been in dentistry since 2007, holding the positions of Dental Assistant, Dental Lab Tech, Dental Office Manager, and Dental Educator.  She currently holds the certifications of Dental Infection Prevention and Control (OSAP/ DANB) and Certified Dental Assistant (DANB).  She recently completed the Fellowship program through the American Dental Assistants Association earning the title of Fellow of the American Dental Assistants Association (FADAA).  After receiving her Masters of Public Health degree from Benedictine University in 2019, she was motivated to expand her reach to support dental practices everywhere in infection control and has been able to do so through her time with Nebraska ICAP, working closely with the Nebraska DHHS and the CDC.


Nebraska Infection Control Assessment and Promotion (ICAP) will be presenting on OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standards, Hazard Communications Standards and Respiratory Protection requirements for the Dental Setting. This will include information on OSHA requirements for facilities and how to best implement the standards within the dental facility.

Session 3 - Sharon Medcalf, PhD.

Dr. Sharon MedcalfDr. Medcalf is an Assistant Professor in the College of Public Health and the Director for the Center for Biosecurity, Biopreparedness and Emerging Infectious Diseases. She is also the program director for the Master of Science program in Emergency Preparedness at UNMC’s College of Public Health, the first academic graduate program in the region, with a focus on the public health and medical response to a disaster.  She is the recipient of the 2017 College of Public Health Outstanding Teaching Award. Dr. Medcalf’s research interests are in Hospital Preparedness, Community Medical Surge, Long Term Care Preparedness, Social Media Use in Disasters and Smallpox Vaccination of Laboratory Workers at National Variola Testing Sites.


This session will explore a wide range of disasters from the last two decades. Features explored will include the disaster details, lessons learned, and what was subsequently changed in response plans.