ISSUE 37: FALL/WINTER 2022/23
Dr. Kayleigh Eaves Temple, Editor

Connect

President’s Message

As your incoming president of East Texas Dental Society, I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself. Following graduation from Texas A&M University’s Baylor College of Dentistry and completing an AEGD residency at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, I began my dental practice right here in East Texas as a temporary associate in Pittsburg. The next three years took us out of state to Nashville, Tennessee, where I practiced while my husband, Bill, completed his anesthesia residency at Vanderbilt University. Because of our strong family connections, Bill and I returned back home to East Texas, and I built my own practice in our hometown of Gilmer.

In Gilmer, I follow in the footsteps of good dental practitioners and longtime ETDS members Dr. Wesley Bishop, Dr. Jerald Walton, and even my husband’s grandfather, Dr. Doug Daniels. There are plenty of things to be proud of about practicing in Gilmer. Aside from good dentistry, you might have heard we have a pretty good football program. Each summer, our championship coaches adopt an inspirational word or phrase. The Buckeyes have won championships to the chants of Villafuerte, Code Red, Veritas, Family, KUI, and All In. Each Friday this fall, our team has taken to the gridiron under the slogan “War Ready.”

Since it seems like an idea proven to work, I’m designating our society’s theme this year as “CONNECT.” I ask you, our members, to consider how you can CONNECT through your local dental society. How can you CONNECT to clients and patients? Coworkers? Colleagues? Community?

In this edition of our newsletter, you will see information on ways our society is here to help you CONNECT. First, we have planned a fun night of dinner, drinks, games, and prizes at Casino Royale, our third annual Christmas Party. Second, bring your whole office for a day of CONNECTING through learning at our January and March continuing education programs. One of the best ways to CONNECT is through service; our board will have a nominating meeting at the beginning of the year. Let us know if you are interested in serving in our society in any capacity. Finally, an opportunity in development is a new dentists’ study club to foster new CONNECTIONS among our new members. Hopefully, we as a society will foster winning CONNECTIONS to impact our patients and promote our profession this year.

See you December 1st at Casino Royale!
Delaine Daniels

As your incoming president of East Texas Dental Society, I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself. Following graduation from Texas A&M University’s Baylor College of Dentistry and completing an AEGD residency at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, I began my dental practice right here in East Texas as a temporary associate in Pittsburg. The next three years took us out of state to Nashville, Tennessee, where I practiced while my husband, Bill, completed his anesthesia residency at Vanderbilt University. Because of our strong family connections, Bill and I returned back home to East Texas, and I built my own practice in our hometown of Gilmer.

In Gilmer, I follow in the footsteps of good dental practitioners and longtime ETDS members Dr. Wesley Bishop, Dr. Jerald Walton, and even my husband’s grandfather, Dr. Doug Daniels. There are plenty of things to be proud of about practicing in Gilmer. Aside from good dentistry, you might have heard we have a pretty good football program. Each summer, our championship coaches adopt an inspirational word or phrase. The Buckeyes have won championships to the chants of Villafuerte, Code Red, Veritas, Family, KUI, and All In. Each Friday this fall, our team has taken to the gridiron under the slogan “War Ready.”

Since it seems like an idea proven to work, I’m designating our society’s theme this year as “CONNECT.” I ask you, our members, to consider how you can CONNECT through your local dental society. How can you CONNECT to clients and patients? Coworkers? Colleagues? Community?

In this edition of our newsletter, you will see information on ways our society is here to help you CONNECT. First, we have planned a fun night of dinner, drinks, games, and prizes at Casino Royale, our third annual Christmas Party. Second, bring your whole office for a day of CONNECTING through learning at our January and March continuing education programs. One of the best ways to CONNECT is through service; our board will have a nominating meeting at the beginning of the year. Let us know if you are interested in serving in our society in any capacity. Finally, an opportunity in development is a new dentists’ study club to foster new CONNECTIONS among our new members. Hopefully, we as a society will foster winning CONNECTIONS to impact our patients and promote our profession this year.

See you December 1st at Casino Royale!
Delaine Daniels

2022/2023 East Texas Dental Society Board

From left: Madison Mack (President-Elect), Caleb Rossall (Past President), Kayleigh Temple (Secretary), Candice Denison (Vice President), Lynette Ogletree (Treasurer), and Delaine Daniels (President).

Dr. Bill Clyde Celebrates 60 Years of Dentistry!

By: Dr. Caleb Rossall

William R. Clyde
Tyler, Texas
Tyler Junior College; North Texas State University
Psi Omega
Plans: Army

It’s 1962. The Loco-Motion is sweeping the nation, Spider-Man makes his first appearance in comics, the Cuban Missile Crisis comes to a peaceful conclusion, AND Dr. William Clyde, DDS, MAGD, FADI, graduates from Baylor School of Dentistry. It is no wonder then, that all these years later, Dr. Clyde still keeps us laughing with his unique sense of light-hearted humor. As an active participant in the Tyler dental community since 1964, Bill reminds us all of the ripple effect a little chuckle from our patients or staff can have on our ever-changing world. For that and your many, many, many years of service, Dr. Clyde, we all humbly thank you.

Wild Encounters in Dentistry

By: Dr. Kyle King

From time to time, various crazy and interesting dental stories catch my eye on social media, especially those that combine animals and oral health. Seeing police or service canines in need, I have always had a soft-spot for our furry friends. In private practice, I’ve gotten to know many of the local veterinarians in the area and have offered my services if ever needed.
In April 2022, I was on vacation when I received a message from my front desk, “the zoo veterinarian needs to speak with you about an animal.” They had noticed the local zoo jaguar “Sarah” had been losing weight and not eating her normal diet. Upon labs and examination, it was discovered that she had fractured her maxillary left cuspid which had in turn become necrotic and abscessed.
While endodontic treatment on humans can be challenging, the veterinarian estimated that the cuspid was around 50 mm in length, far longer than anything I have ever treated in my office. Thankfully, Dr. Rusty Dunavant with East Texas Endodontics answered my call for help. It took a few weeks and several phone calls to locate an armamentarium for a case of this nature. We received instruments and materials through donations from Henry Schein (veterinary branch) and Ultradent.
On May 4th, Sarah, the jaguar, successfully underwent her endodontic treatment with a full team at her side. Entering the room once she was sedated, my first question was “how long is she out for?” Hearing the reply “it depends on..” I think the shock on my face was Oscar worthy. Due to the procedure being done at the zoo, Dr. Dunavant had to hand-instrument the entire canal space of necrotic and infected tissue which ultimately ended up at 54 mm. After numerous rounds of cleaning and shaping with our new found 60 mm endodontic files, the canal was obturated with gutta percha and the access opening was closed with amalgam. On follow-up, Sarah has done extremely well and regained the weight she had lost from her inability to eat.

From time to time, various crazy and interesting dental stories catch my eye on social media, especially those that combine animals and oral health. Seeing police or service canines in need, I have always had a soft-spot for our furry friends. In private practice, I’ve gotten to know many of the local veterinarians in the area and have offered my services if ever needed.
In April 2022, I was on vacation when I received a message from my front desk, “the zoo veterinarian needs to speak with you about an animal.” They had noticed the local zoo jaguar “Sarah” had been losing weight and not eating her normal diet. Upon labs and examination, it was discovered that she had fractured her maxillary left cuspid which had in turn become necrotic and abscessed.
While endodontic treatment on humans can be challenging, the veterinarian estimated that the cuspid was around 50 mm in length, far longer than anything I have ever treated in my office. Thankfully, Dr. Rusty Dunavant with East Texas Endodontics answered my call for help. It took a few weeks and several phone calls to locate an armamentarium for a case of this nature. We received instruments and materials through donations from Henry Schein (veterinary branch) and Ultradent.
On May 4th, Sarah, the jaguar, successfully underwent her endodontic treatment with a full team at her side. Entering the room once she was sedated, my first question was “how long is she out for?” Hearing the reply “it depends on..” I think the shock on my face was Oscar worthy. Due to the procedure being done at the zoo, Dr. Dunavant had to hand-instrument the entire canal space of necrotic and infected tissue which ultimately ended up at 54 mm. After numerous rounds of cleaning and shaping with our new found 60 mm endodontic files, the canal was obturated with gutta percha and the access opening was closed with amalgam. On follow-up, Sarah has done extremely well and regained the weight she had lost from her inability to eat.

JANUARY SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT:

Dr. Andrew C. Johnson, DMD

Disrupting Dentistry: A Patient Flow For The Future

Digital dental technologies are both increasingly appealing and ever evolving—modern-day substitutes for antiquated materials and methods. Yet, in the pursuit of better, faster, cheaper products from the lab, we in the clinic seem to have settled for less in terms of clinical protocols and patient management. How can we blend our traditional experience with our modern modalities? Why are we waiting until the middle or end of the clinical workflow to leverage this technology? How many new problems do we create while solving old ones? What if we had a digital means to a digital end—a process that made everything better for the lab, the clinic, and the patient alike? In this presentation, Dr. Johnson proposes a shift in the patient experience paradigm and demonstrates how to use commonplace technologies to enhance consistency, efficiency, and value at every stage of the treatment cycle.

Digital dental technologies are both increasingly appealing and ever evolving—modern-day substitutes for antiquated materials and methods. Yet, in the pursuit of better, faster, cheaper products from the lab, we in the clinic seem to have settled for less in terms of clinical protocols and patient management.  How can we blend our traditional experience with our modern modalities? Why are we waiting until the middle or end of the clinical workflow to leverage this technology?  How many new problems do we create while solving old ones?  What if we had a digital means to a digital end—a process that made everything better for the lab, the clinic, and the patient alike? In this presentation, Dr. Johnson proposes a shift in the patient experience paradigm and demonstrates how to use commonplace technologies to enhance consistency, efficiency, and value at every stage of the treatment cycle.

Learning Objectives:
  1. To review traditional dental processes compare with digital advancements
  2. To repurpose existing technologies and techniques to suit the digital age
  3. To appreciate the impact of digital clinical practice on the traditional treatment flow

Dr. Andrew C. Johnson

DDS | MDS | CDT | FACP
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
Fellow, American College of Prosthodontics
Member, American Academy of Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Andrew C. Johnson completed his general dental and prosthodontic training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis and now practices in Northwest Arkansas. Along with his specialist certificate, Dr. Johnson earned a post-doctoral master’s degree in dental science researching CAD/CAM restorative techniques and emerging digital dental materials. As a board-certified prosthodontist and digital denture technician, his expertise centers around complex dental implant and prosthetic reconstruction, start to finish—from three-dimensional imaging, virtual treatment planning and computer-guided and robotic surgery, to digital prosthesis design, production workflow and long-term complication management. However, his broader professional interests include process scaling, provider calibration, and dental mindset disruption.

2022 Dues Increase Notice

To our members dentists and staff members,

The mission of the East Texas Dental Society is to provide high-quality continuing education to the entire East Texas dental community – dentists, hygienists, assistants, and staff – at a reasonable price. We seek out highly qualified, engaging speakers to enhance our knowledge and skill sets. Since Covid, we have also expanded our CE opportunities beyond in-person events to include Zoom access for Livestream CE as well as recorded webinar-style CE.

In January 2023, we are implementing a new registration process that will streamline your experience at ETDS meetings. We will be utilizing a new service, CE-Go, for registration, tracking attendance, and digital CE certificates. This service will be a modest increase in meeting costs, which will be added to our registration fees. However, you may have noticed that you already pay a $4 convenience fee for every registration using our current system, so this increase will be very minimal.

2023 Registration Fees

PRE-REGISTRATION
Member Dentists – $0 (your registration fees are a bonus for being a dues-paying member of the ETDS)
Staff Members – $70
Out of District Dentists – $70
Non-Member Dentists – $255

ON-SITE (at-the-door) REGISTRATION
Member Dentists – $0
Staff Members – $90
Out of District Dentists – $90
Non-Member Dentists – $270

We strongly encourage all attendees to pre-register to save money and to help us plan food and beverages for each event. We are a unique society that includes dentists, hygienists, assistants, and staff for our events. Our goal is to continue to build on that camaraderie and collegiality amongst our dental colleagues with future CE events. Thank you for your continued support of the East Texas Dental Society!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

April 19, 2024

Speaker: J. William Robbins, D.D.S., M.A
Topic: A 50 Year Retrospective - My Failures and Lessons Learned
Location: The Summit Club
3700 Judson Rd., Longview, TX 75605
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Interactive Zoom Available
Registration: 8-8:30
Class: 8:30-3:30
CE Credits: 6
Lunch provided for Doctors and Staff

Cost:
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September 20, 2024

Speaker: Dr. Kitrina G. Cordell, DDS
Topic: Pathology
Location: Green Acres Baptist Church - Crosswalk Center
Interactive Zoom Available
Registration: 8-8:30
Class: 8:30-3:30
CE Credits: 6

Cost:
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