SPDDS Midwinter 2019 Attendee Registration

Date & Time

Friday, January 18, 2019
7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


University of St. Thomas – Anderson Student Center (3rd floor)
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105


7:00 – 7:30 a.m. 
Avoiding Malpractice Claims: A Team Approach to Risk Management in Dentistry, (must pre-register), Ted & Nels Dyste, Dyste Williams

7:15 – 8:30 a.m. 
Past President’s Breakfast (invite only)

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. 
Exhibit Hall Opens with Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. 
FIVE Patient Lifestyle Habits that Sabotage Healing Part 1,Uche Odiatu, DMD, CPT

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. 

10:30  a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
FIVE Patient Lifestyle Habits that Sabotage Healing Part 2, Uche Odiatu, DMD, CPT

12:00 pm – 12:30 p.m. 
Social with Cash Bar

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. 
Lunch and Awards Program (for those that registered)

Plenary Session Speaker: Uche Odiatu, DMD, CPT

Topic: FIVE Patient Lifestyle Habits that Sabotage Healing (Part 1 and 2)

Your patients don’t leave their stressful jobs, their insomnia, their marriages, their physical fitness (or lack) or their dietary patterns in the car before they sit in your chair.  There’s irrefutable scientific evidence that each of these habits has the ability to ramp up inflammation or dial it down. In this fast paced program be prepared to have your hair blown back:


1) Discover how eating habits have the ability to dial down or ramp up inflammation and how it affects your treatment outcomes

2) Learn why it’s important to identify the sleep deprived (not just apnea) patient in your practice.

3) Understand why your sedentary patients don’t heal as well as your active living patients. ALERT 85% of your patients lead sedentary lives.

4) Enjoy a more inclusive new patient exam by adding to your knowledge of critical lifestyle factors.

About Dr. Odiatu
Dr Odiatu has a DMD Doctor of Dental Medicine. He is a professional member of the ACSM American College of Sports Medicine, a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Strength & Conditioning Association NSCA and the Canadian Association of Fitness Professionals CanFitPro. He is the co-author of Fit for the LOVE of It (c) 2002 and the Miracle of Health (c) 2009 John Wiley (hardcover) & (c) 2015 Harper Collins & has lectured in Canada, the USA, the Caribbean, the UK and Europe. He’s been the invited guest on over 400 TV and radio shows from ABC 20/20, Canada CTV AM, Breakfast TV to Magic Sunday Drum FM in Texas.

This high energy health care professional & dad of four, has done educational sessions for:

1) Professional Convention Managers Association Convening Leaders Annual
2) American Dental Association
3) American Dental Hygienist Association
4) Canadian Revenue Agency
5) Great West Life Assurance
6) Yankee Dental Congress
7) Academy of General Dentistry
8) Glaxosmithkline
9) Canadian Association of Fitness Professionals Dentistry LIVE United Kingdom

Morning Session Speakers: Ted & Nels Dyste

Topic: Avoiding Malpractice Claims: A Team Approach to Risk Management in Dentistry (must pre-register)

Experiencing a malpractice claim will be one of the most stressful things in a dental professional will go through in their career.  While nothing you do as dental professionals can totally prevent a patient from filing a claim, suit or board action, we believe every employee plays a critical role in patient risk management.  This presentation we will walk through the anatomy of the claim process from the moment a dental incident occurs to preparing for trial and review the strategies all dental practice staff can use to help avoid, reduce and mitigate the effect of claims.


Parking is available at the Anderson Parking Facility located on the southwest corner of Cretin and Grand Avenues. A shuttle, provided by the SPDDS, is available to bring you to and from the Anderson Student Center which is one block (excluding the Parkway) north.


ADA Member Dentist / $70
Non-ADA Member Dentist / $90
Dental Office Staff or Non-Dental Guest / $45
Student / $10
Past President’s Breakfast (by invite only) / $15
Lunch / $15