OMSs and Staff Volunteers Needed for 2019 FLA MOM

VOLUNTEER FOR FLA-MOM 2019!

ORLANDO
MARCH 22-23, 2019
EDGEWATER HIGH SCHOOL

 

WHAT IS THE FLORIDA MISSION OF MERCY?

Florida Mission of Mercy (FLA-MOM) is a large-scale, two-day, professional dental clinic that provides care to any patient at no cost, with the goal of serving the underserved and uninsured in Florida — those who would otherwise go without care.

With a goal of treating 2,000 patients, FLA-MOM seeks to have a positive impact on the Central Florida community by providing important access to dental care.

Treatments offered at FLA-MOM include: cleanings, fillings, extractions, limited root-canal therapy and pediatric dentistry.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Help us provide dental care to those in greatest need.
We need the following types of volunteers:

  • dentists, hygienists,
    dental assistants
  • dental lab technicians
  • physicians, nurses, EMTs
  • general community:
    • patient and volunteer registration
    • patient escorts
    • interpreters
    • parking attendants and more!

2019 FLA-MOM

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Part-time Oral Surgery Position Available

Part-time oral surgery position available in southeast Florida. Equity position available leading to full time. Contact Dr. Kaplan at 954 432 7025.

 

Posted 1-15-2019

Dental Sedation Workshop February 14, 2019

You are invited to attend a Dental Sedation workshop hosted by the Florida Board of Dentistry and the Division of Medical Quality Assurance’s Bureau of Enforcement. The purpose of this workshop is to interact with our dental inspectors to learn more about our inspection program.

The Board also invites you to attend their board meeting the following day, February 15, 2019 beginning at 7:30 a.m., at the same location. Up to 4 hours of CE can be earned each biennium for attending a meeting where disciplinary cases are heard.

Date: February 14, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Place: Hilton UF Conference Center, 1714 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32607

The workshop will review:

  • Operatory requirements
  • Recovery room requirements
  • Standard equipment
  • Emergency equipment
  • Medicinal drugs
  • Emergency Protocols
  • Demonstrated and simulated techniques for Initial Inspections
  • Anesthesia records
  • Continuous monitoring
  • Anesthesia office team requirements
  • Common deficiencies
  • Reporting adverse incidents
  • Reporting location changes

Five (5) continuing education hours will be awarded to licensees who sign in and sign out at the workshop.

Interested parties should preregister here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9B8X7KR

Please note that the survey registration link will close on January 14, 2019.

The agenda and workshop materials will be posted on the Board of Dentistry webpage prior to the meeting.

Registration Opens for FSOMS Legislative Day

Our annual Legislative Day at the Capitol will be held in Tallahassee on Wednesday, February 20 with visits with the legislators and their staffs. Breakfast and lunch will be served to attendees.

Following is the schedule for the day:

8:30am    Gather for breakfast (Room 221 of the Senate Office Building) and a briefing on the day’s activities and discussion of current issues with our lobbying team from Gray-Robinson
9:00am  Group walks to the Capitol for visits with legislators
1:00pm   Lunch (Room 221 of the Senate Office Building); Visits with legislators continue in the afternoon.
3:00pm   Adjourn

Please email FSOMS Executive Director Hank Holderfield at hholderfield@pami.org if you plan to attend. Hank will reserve a room for you at the Aloft Hotel, located at 200 N. Monroe Street, if needed. The cost of the hotel and your transportation will be covered by FSOMS.

Remember, all politics are local.  Please make every effort possible to attend and help us protect our specialty.

 

Oral Surgeon – Full Time

Oral Surgeon – DDS/DMD (Dental Practice) – Full Time
Overview

As an Oral Surgeon with Aspen Dental-branded practices, you are making a statement that you are committed to providing quality care to patients while also becoming a part of a collaborative network of dental professionals. We’re on a mission to give America a healthy mouth. For an estimated 47 million Americans, lack of access to affordable dental care is a real problem and by aligning with us you can be part of the solution.

This position will cover an exclusive territory with a steady stream of patients and a variety of procedures. You will receive an above average income and a full benefits package, including health insurance.

What Is Offered:

  • Aggressive Compensation Package
  • Premium Benefits Package
  • Sign On Bonuses for select locations
  • State-of-the-Art Practices

About Aspen Dental-branded Practices

Aspen Dental-branded practices are independently owned and operated by licensed dentists. The practices receive non-clinical business support services from Aspen Dental Management, Inc., a dental support organization.

Responsibilities

  • Assume quality of care for patients with wide spectrums of oral and maxillofacial health problems while adhering to the highest standard of dental practice ethics and professionalism.
  • Perform the diagnosis and surgical treatments of diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the head and mouth.
  • Travel to multiple offices in a region performing specialized clinical treatments.
  • Maintain affiliation with professional groups, dental associations and dental societies to represent Aspen in the local community.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Must have DDS or DMD from an accredited school.
  • Must be certified by The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
  • Must be licensed to practice in the respective state.

 

Posted 12-12-2018

Annual Meeting Highlights – Fall 2018

FSOMS Annual Meeting Orlando

Over 60 FSOMS members attended our 2018 Annual Meeting in Orlando. The weather was perfect and a great way to close out the summer in the south. Our meeting opening with our Board meeting and the Executives got right to work.


We also elected 9 new candidates to the FSOMS. Welcome new members: Christopher Chafin, DMD, MD; Danielle Freburg-Hoffmeister, DDS, MD; John Landis, DDS; Anthony Massaro, DMD, MD; Jose Montero, DDS; Brian Sybo, DDS, MD; Scott Roemer, DMD, MD; Mark Turner, DDS; and Vanessa Watts, DMD

We honored several members of the FSOMS as well:

 

Dr. Chad Marshall won the Young Eagle Award Dr. William Storoe won the Committeman of the Year Award Dr. David Thompson won the Presidential Award

Dr. Howard Fisher won the Lifetime Achievement Award

 

Dr. Fisher’s wife, Irene was also celebrated with her contribution and support to the FSOMS Incoming President Dr. Dan Gesek accepts the gavel from outgoing president Dr. Tom Bowers

 

Dr. Tom Bowers’ presidential year was celebrated

 

We are grateful to our exhibitors and sponsors for your support of our meeting.

 

2018 General Election Results

After the November 6 General Election, which was then followed by 12 days of recounts in three statewide races, two House races, and one Senate race, the election results were certified by the Election Canvassing Commission on November 20.

Republican Rick Scott prevailed over incumbent US Senator Bill Nelson by a margin of 10,000 votes, while Republican Ron DeSantis maintained a 0.41 percent lead over Democrat Andrew Gillum in what was a hotly-contested race for Governor. His win will allow him to appoint three new justices to the Florida Supreme Court (unless any justices retire before their terms end) and shape the composition of the Court for many years to come.

In the race for Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner, Nikki Fried defeated Republican Matt Caldwell to become the only statewide elected Democrat in Florida.

Other Republicans which prevailed in the Florida Cabinet include Jimmy Patronis, who won the race for Chief Financial Officer, and Ashley Moody, who will serve as our next Attorney General.

The Republican caucuses of the House and Senate held onto most of their respective seats and maintain a 23 to 17 majority in the Senate, as well as a majority in the House, securing over 70 of the 120 seats. As a result, Senator Bill Galvano (R), Bradenton, and Representative Jose Oliva (R), Hialeah, will lead their respective chambers as Senate President and Speaker of the House.

Of the 12 Constitutional Amendments on the ballot, all except Constitutional Amendment #1, Homestead Property Tax Exemption, received the required 60 percent voter approval.

Click here for a detailed breakdown of state legislative races. See last column on right for FLOMSPAC donations. Thanks to our outstanding lobbying team from Gray-Robinson for this report: Mike Huey, Todd Steibly and Jessica Love.

Board of Dentistry Anesthesia Rule Changes

Following is a report from Dr. Clive Rayner, Chair of the FSOMS Anesthesia Committee, who attended the November 16 Board of Dentistry anesthesia committee meeting, which followed the full Board of Dentistry meeting:

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KLS Martin Offers Significant Discount for Donations to FLAMOM

KLS Martin is offering a 45% discount on surgical instruments and supplies purchased by FSOMS for the Florida Mission of Mercy (FLAMOM) program.

This generous offer ends December 31, 2018.

If you will help us with a donation to FLAMOM, please make your check payable to FSOMS (for FLAMOM) and mail to FSOMS, 4850 Golden Parkway, Suite B-417, Buford, GA 30518. We will send KLS a check for the money collected and order instruments and supplies for the FLAMOM program.

Also, volunteers are needed to work at the event, to be held in Orlando at Edgewater High School, March 23 and 24. This is a great way to show just how strong our specialty is in supporting care for patients unable to pay.

To learn more about this event, and to volunteer, please go to FLAMOM.org.

And thanks…

New Opioid Rule Approved by BOD

As required by HB 21, the Board of Dentistry (BOD) recently finalized and approved Rule 64B5-17.0045, Standards for the Prescribing of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Acute Pain. It will be effective in 50-70 days, and if you do not comply, you will be subject to discipline by the BOD.

This rule does several things as outlined below. Please pay special attention to the new requirements that must be included in the medical record. These requirements are in addition to what is already required by BOD rule and statute.

It defines acute pain as: the normal, predicted, physiological and time-limited response to an adverse chemical, thermal or mechanical stimulus associated with surgery, trauma or acute illness. The term does not include pain related to: 

    • cancer.
    • a terminal condition. For purposes of this subparagraph, the term “terminal condition” means a progressive disease or medical or surgical condition that causes significant functional impairment, is not considered to be reversible without the administration of life-sustaining procedures and will result in death within one year after diagnosis if the condition runs its normal course.
    • palliative care to provide relief of symptoms related to an incurable, progressive illness or injury.
    • a traumatic injury with an Injury Severity Score of 9 or greater.

Adopts the following standards for the prescribing of controlled substances for acute pain. Please note, these are the new standards for prescribing opioids and are in addition to the 3-day limit required by HB 21.

    1. Evaluation of the Patient. A medical history and physical examination appropriate for the patient’s clinical condition must be conducted and documented in the medical record. The medical record also shall document the presence of one or more recognized medical indications for the use of a controlled substance.
    2. Treatment Plan. The written treatment plan shall indicate if any further diagnostic evaluations or other treatments are planned, including non-opioid medications and therapies if indicated. After treatment begins, the dentist shall adjust medication therapy, if necessary, to the individual medical needs of each patient.
    3. Informed Consent and Agreement for Treatment. The dentist shall discuss the risks and benefits of the use of controlled substances, including the risk of abuse and addiction as well as physical dependence with the patient, persons designated by the patient, or with the patient’s surrogate or guardian if the patient is incompetent. The discussion also shall include expected pain intensity, duration, options, use of pain medications, non-medication therapies and common side effects. Special attention must be given to those pain patients who are at risk of misuse or diversion of their medications.
    4. Periodic Review. Based on the circumstances presented, the dentist shall review the course of treatment and any new information about the etiology of the pain. Continuation or modification of therapy shall depend on the dentist’s evaluation of the patient’s progress. If treatment goals are not achieved, despite medication adjustments, the dentist shall re-evaluate the patient and determine the appropriateness of continued treatment. The dentist shall monitor patient compliance of medication usage and related treatment plans.
    5. Consultation. The dentist shall refer the patient as necessary for additional evaluation and treatment in order to achieve treatment objectives. The management of pain in patients with a history of substance abuse or with a comorbid psychiatric disorder requires extra care, monitoring and documentation, and may require consultation with or referral to an expert in the management of such patients.
    6. Medical Records. The dentist is required to keep accurate and complete records to include, but not be limited to:
      a. the medical history and a physical examination, including history of drug abuse or dependence, if indicated
      b. diagnostic, therapeutic and laboratory results
      c. evaluations and consultations
      d. treatment objectives
      e. discussion of risks and benefits
      f. treatments
      g. medications (including date, type, dosage and quantity prescribed)
      h. instructions and agreements
      i. drug testing results, if indicated
      j. justification for deviation from the three-day prescription supply limit for a Schedule II opioid controlled substance for acute pain
      k. outline of problems encountered when attempting to consult the Prescription Drug Monitoring Database (PDMP), E-FORCSE, if the system was non-operational or the clinician, or his or her designee, is unable to access the PDMP due to a temporary technological or electrical failure
      l. periodic reviews. Records must remain current, maintained in an accessible manner, readily available for review, and must be in full compliance with Rule 64B5-17.002, F.A.C, Section 456.057, F.S., Section 466.018, F.S., and Section 466.028(1)(m), F.S.