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John R. Brackett, DDS, MAGD
Creating Beautiful Smiles
Call: (630) 323-2047

Continuing Education

The Early Years:

Hinsdale Township High School, now Hinsdale Central   1964

DePauw University, Greencastle, IN   B.A.  Zoology/ Pre-Med    1968

Loyola University School of Dentistry Doctor of Dental Surgery  1972 

General Dentistry Residency, one year program  1972-1973

          Malcolm Grow USAF Hospital, Andrews Air Force Base

              followed by a 30 month tour  San Vito De Normandie USAF/NATO base Brindisi, Italy

Four year Extern program thru U OF IL Dental school 1982-1985

 

I am a member of the following dental societies, associations, academies:

    American Dental Association         since 1972

    Illinois State Dental Society            since 1972

    Chicago Dental Society                  since 1972

    Academy of General Dentistry      since 1976

 

The Academy of General Dentistry  ( the AGD):

            awarded  Fellowship (FAGD)  1982     this requires 500+ hours of continuing education

            awarded  Mastership  (MAGD)  1986    1100+ hours of continuing education,

                                 Both lecture and “hands on” courses required in all specialties for Mastership

 

 TOTAL CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS SINCE DENTAL SCHOOL:

                ONE YEAR INTERNSHIP         1972-1973          500 HOURS

                 MILITARY YEARS                       1973-1976        didn't keep records   50+ hours

                 CONTINUING ED. COURSES  1977+              4300+ HOURS

 


 

                                                 Current Continuing Education:

 

COURSES TAKEN IN 2018:

topics include:   Oral Pharmacology,  Laser Dentistry, Diagnosis & Treatment In General Dentistry, Oral Cancer issues, practice management, Pediatric Dentistry, Oral Pathology, Periodontics (gum disease), Oral/systemic health, Periodontal-Medical health, Restorative Dentistry, Anesthesia,

 

 

Feb 22-24.     CHICAGO DENTAL SOCIETY. MID-WINTER MTG. 

                            Medical & Dental Implications of the Most Common Physician Prescribed Medications. Harold Crossley

                            Academy of Laser Dentistry 2 day Standard Proficiency course

March 9           The Ever Expanding Role of the General Dentist.    sponsored by the Academy of General Dentistry

April 24            Webinar   BirdEye Boot Camp: basics of marketing in todays  social media environment

April 25            Webinar   The Opioid Crisis:   Federal Laws, Regulations, & Dispensing of Controlled Substances  DEA

                                                     sponsored by the American Dental Association

April 26             Webinar   Oral Cancer: Screening & Detection  sponsored by the Academy of General Dentistry

June 7,8,9        ACADEMY OF GENERAL DENTISTRY'S ANNUAL MTG. New Orleans

                             New Dimensions in the Etiology, Pathogenesis & Treatment of Periodontal Disease

                             The Myths & Truths of Oral/Systemic Conditions

                             Sex, Drugs, & Oral Cancer

                             Predictable Wound Closure & Suturing for Implant & Periodontal Surgery

                             When Teeth Go Bump In The Night:  Management of Dental Trauma to Primary Teeth

                             When Teeth Go Bump In The Night:  Management of Luxation Injuries to Permanent Teeth

                             When Teeth Go Bump In The Night:  Management of Fractures to Permanent Teeth

                             When Teeth Go Bump In The Night:  Management of Permanent Tooth Avulsion

                            The Art & Science of Crown Lengthening for Restorative Dentistry

                            How to Start Using Silver Diamine Flouride Therapy

                            What the hell is That?   Lumps & Bumps

                            What the hell is That?  Oral Pigmented Lesions

                            What the hell is That?  Radiopaque & Radiolucent Lesions of the Jaws

                            What the hell is That?   Why do we get cancer?

Sept. 26              Diagnosis of Periodontal Problems

                            Disease Classifications  New Guidelines for 2018

Oct. 18-21.         AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL MTG.  Honolulu, HI

                               BioMechanics & BioMimetics: the Restorative impact

                               Diagnosis & Management of the dental emergency patient

                               Periodontal pathogens &Inflammation: Clinical application

                               Come & Catch It: a review that sticks

                               Oral Pathology with a twist & a Number of Crusts

                              Forget the White-Knuckles technique: minimal sedation


                                       Total Hours taken in 2018:   68 hours

     

  COURSES TAKEN IN 2017:

Topics include:  Pediatric dentistry, occlusion & wear, esthetic crowns, oral pathology, Team & Leadership, Temporo-Mandibular Dysfunction (TMD) &  treatment, Cancer, Oral Lesions, Surgery, Implants,

 

Feb. 23-25   Chicago Dental Society's annual mtg.

                       Monolithic Revolution-ceramic crowns

                      Be Aware Of Wear

                      Great Cases With New Faces (oral pathology)

                      Google Juice for Dentists   social media

                      Let It Grow, Let It Grow  (oral biology/caries etiology)

                      Oral Diagnosis In Pediatric Dentistry

March 3       The END of Complications, Sensitivity, Discomfort & Open contacts   AGD mtg

April 19        Chicago Dental Society Mtg The Lioness Principle: Become the Team Leader You Were Born To Be. 

Sept. 20        Occlusion & TMD: An Interdisciplinary Approach  Chicago Dental Society regional mtg.

 Oct. 18         Mastering the Indirect Restorative Interface

                       Basic Diode Competency

Oct. 19          Implant Assisted Removable Partial Dentures

                      HPV & Cancer: An Overview of Risk & Prevention

Oct. 20          Common Things Occur Commonly: a Review of Oral Mucosal lesions

                       Emerging Trends In Oral Cancer Diagnosis & Management

Oct. 21           The 2017 Thriving Fee-For-Service Practice

Nov. 8           Presenting the Complex Case for Acceptance              

 

                                                   TOTAL HOURS FOR 2017:    65 hours

 

 COURSES TAKEN IN 2016

Topics include: Pediatric dentistry, Digital Dentistry, Bonded Restorations, Periodontics, Implants, Oral Surgery, Oral Cancer Diagnosis, Esthetic Dentistry, Fixed Prosthodontics, Soft Tissue laserm, Implant OverDentures, Medical Issues Affecting Dental Care, BRONJ/MRONJ, Personal Health, 


Feb. 25-27 Chicago Dental Society MidWinter Mtg. 

                     So Little Room, So Much To See  (Pediatric Dentistry)

                     Digital Impressions Update

                     Bonded Porcelain Restorations

                     Adhesive Dentistry & Biomimetics

 April 8       The Team approach to Comprehensive periodontal/Restorative Treatment

July 14-16  The Academy of General Dentistry's Annual Mtg,  Boston, MA.

                      Predictable Socket Grafting

                      Mucogingival Therapy & Periodontal Surgery

                      Esthetic Issues with Dental Implants

                      Oral Cancer: The Silent Killer

                      Antibiotics in Dentistry

                      Two Decades of Tooth Whitening & Dentinal Hypersensitivity

Sept. 21         Tips & Tricks for More Predictable Outcomes in Fixed Prosthetics  Pearls to use on Monday

Oct. 20-23     American Dental Association's annual meeting, Denver CO.

                       Advanced diode Laser Workshop

                       Diagnosis for Success & Avoid Complications

                       Nuts & Bolts of Implant OverDentures

                       Implant Solutions for the Edentulous Patient

                       Medical Update For Dentistry

                       From BRONJ to MRONJ:  an Update on Osteonecrosis of the jaws

                       Exercise is Medicine  The Perfect HIIT for the Dental Professional   

  

                                          Total Continuing Education Hours for 2016  63.5 hours


COURSES TAKEN IN 2015:

Topics include:  gum tissue treatment, root canal therapy, prescription & otc medications in dentistry,  Anesthetics,  Digital Dentistry, esthetic restorations (ceramic tooth shaded materials), Gum disease (Periodontics) relating to overal health, Social Media and Dentistry,  

  

June 18, 19, 20  Academy of General Dentistry Annual Mtg.

         The Art of Dental Therapeutics

         The Art of Endodontics: Everything but the Anatomy has changed

          Dental Implants: Surgical & Prosthetic Rationale for the General Dentist

          Soft Tissue Grafting for Gingival Recession around teeth, Deficiencies of soft tissue around implants & tissue defects

Nov.5,6,7 American Dental Association Annual Mtg.

          Is the Mandibular Block Passe'?

          Current Concepts of Periodontal/Systemic Inflammation

          Etchable Ceramic Restorations from A to Z

          HIV, HCV, HPV:  a 2015 Update on going Viral

          Contemporary Adhesives & Cements

          Help On Yelp:  Marketing & Social Media

          Latest Developments In Digital Impressions: CAD/CAM 


                                       Total Continuing Education Hours for  2015:   36 hrs 


Courses taken in 2014:

Topics include: Business administration, Cariology/prevention, Dental Materials; Esthetics; Treatment Planning;  Endodontics; Dental Materials; Diagnostics; Digital Dentistry 

 

Feb. 20-22     Chicago Dental Society MidWinter Mtg.    18 hours

March 14        Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid  Cariology & Prevention 7 hr

April 18           So Many Materials, So Little Time    Dental Materials 7 hr

June 26-28    Academy of General Dentistry  Annual Mtg.

                                Cementation of Esthetic Restorations

                                Epidemic of Cracked Teeth: Diagnosis & Treatment

                                Hit Man vs. Healer: Risk Assessment Strategy for Patients 

Oct. 9-12         American Dental Society Annual Mtg. 

                                Restoring Endodontically Treated Teeth

                                Physical Examination of the Head & Neck for Dental Health Providers

                                Adhesive Dentistry & Cementation: Is Newer Better?

                                Latest Advantages in Digital Impressions &CAD/CAM   

                                Digital Caries Detection

                                Nuts & Bolts of Drug Interactions

                                Offensive Dentistry

                                Integrative Dental Care for Patients

                                Back & Neck Pain by the Numbers: Decreasing Your Pain

  

                                      Total Continuing Education Hours for 2014:   67 hrs


Courses taken in 2013:

topics include: Periodontics, implants, pharmacology, oral pathology, endodontics (root canal therapy),  Business admin; Prosthodontics, Adhesive/bonded Dentistry;  Esthetics; Medical Emergencies; 

 

Jan. 23           Periodontics and Implants in General practice          

Feb. 20-21     American Equilibration Society Annual mtg. 

Feb. 23-24     American Academy of Restorative Dentistry Annual mtg.

May 15,          Innovative Endodontic Instrumentation          

June 27-29     Academy of General Dentistry Annual Mtg.

                             Oral Pathology,   Pharmacology,  Endodontics

Oct. 31-Nov.2  American Dental Association Annual Mtg.    22 hours

                                                Current Concepts in ORal Medicine;  The Ultimate  Bonding Experience Workshop; Top Game Changers in 2013;  

                                                    Social Media; Mastering Adhesive & Restorative Dentistry; Fixed prosthodontics

 

                                     Total Continuing Education Hours for 2013:  49 hr.


Courses taken in 2012:

topics include Gum disease, implants, child dentistry, root canal therapy,  Current cavity concepts & treatment, treating tooth trauma, Dental concerns with people undergoing cancer radiation  chemotherapy, 

  

Jan. 18    UltraDent Endodontics 

Jan. 25    Periodontics and Implants in General Dentistry  

Feb. 23-25  CHICAGO DENTAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MTG.

Feb.23    Melting Tooth syndrome: tooth erosion

                 What's pH Got To Do With It?   

Feb. 24   Adventures, Advances in Managing Traumatic Tooth Injuries    

                 Practical Update in Pediatric Dentistry

Feb. 25    Guidelines for Treating Cancer Patients

June 21-23  ACADEMY OF GENERAL DENTISTRY ANNUAL MTG.   Philadelphia, PA

    June 21     Advanced Oral Surgery TecnhiquesJune 22     Oral surgery Workshop

    June 22     Head & Neck Cancer Diagnosis  or "Squeeze my neck!"

    June 23     Mastering Restorative Dentistry  from (A)dhesives to (Z)irconia

Oct. 18-20     American Dental Association Mtg.  San Antonio, TX

                             


Total Continuing Education Hours for 2012   60 hours


Courses taken in 2011:

Topics include:   Gum disease, implants,  endodontics (root canal treatment), TMD- Temporo-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction, Pracitce Management, Minimally invasive dentistry, Infection control,  Adhesive bonding, tooth colored filings and crowns,  Caries/Decay control, Diagnosis

 

-Jan.19     Periodontics & Implants in General Dentistry

-February 24,25,26  CHICAGO DENTAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING

                   The Endo-Restorative Continuum   1 & 1/2 days  "hands on"

                   Navigating New Frontiers in the Field of TemporoMandibular Disorders   all day

                   QuickBooks Practice Essentials    

-April 15     Minimally Invasive Dentistry

-July 28     New Information & Clinical Tips on Dental Caries, Restorative Materials & Infection Control

-July 29     Miracles or Myths?  Evidence for New Adhesives, Resin Restoratives, & Curing Devices

-July 29     Yes Is The Answer -- Now What Was The Question?

-July 30     Risk Prevention & Management

-July 30     Supra Gingival Dentistry:  Excellence with Metal Free Posterior Indirect Onlays

-Sept.21    Global Diagnosis: Beyond Smile Design

Nov.10      Snap, Crackle and Pop:  TMJ Disorders

    

Total Continuing Education Hours for 2011    56 hours


Courses taken in 2010

 Topics include:   Periodontics (gum disease),  Implants, Endodontics (Root canal therapy),  Head & neck anatomy, Local Anesthetics, interdisciplinary treatment planning,  Dentures, Infection Control, Geriatric Dentistry, Preventive Dentistry,  Radiology, 

 

January 20, 2010    Sponsored by Dr. John Francis & Dr. Monica Babbitt  

-PERIODONTICS & iMPLANTS IN GENERAL PRACTICE

February 25-26  CHICAGO DENTAL SOCIETY'S ANNUAl MIDWINTER MEETING  McCormick Place

-ANATOMY OF THE MASTICATORY SYSTEM & LOCAL ANESTHETICS 

 -EFFICIENT, EFFECTIVE ENDODONTICS

-MARCH 12  Upgradable dentistry 

-MAY 14   Interdisciplinary treatment planning / implants

-September 9-10  Occlusion for the Restorative Dentist

-September 15 Oral Medicine and Pathology in 2010  what's hot and what's not

 -October 9-12  ADA Annual meeting, Orlando, FL

     Predictable Complete Dentures & Implant OverDentures

     Infection Control: That Thing You Do

     Practical Oral Surgery for General Dentists

     Fluoride: Evidence-Based Clinical Recommendations

     Implant Retained, Implant Supported OverDentures

     Case Studies In Geriatric Dental Care

     Cone Beam Computed Tomography (DBCT)

     Management of Dental Caries in Geriatric Patients

     Practical Update in Prevention

-November 10,   Dental Fear: Successfully Treating the Apprehensive patient


                             Total Continuing Education Hours for  2010   68 hours

 

Courses taken in 2009

Topics include:   Periodontics, Oral Pathology-Oral Diagnosis, Occlusion/ TMD,  Changing concepts of early decay, Prosthodontics -tooth replacements,  Implants, Pharmacology, Oral Cancer Diagnosis, Oral Side Effects and treatment during ChemoTherapy and Radiation Treatment,  Cosmetic Veneers,  Medical emergencies, Local Anesthetics-Pain management,

 

January 21, 2009

-PERIODONTICS & IMPLANTS IN GENERAL DENTISTRY

 

February 26 – March 1, 2009        CHICAGO DENTAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING

-THE ANTERIOR OPEN BITE: THE MOST COMMON OCCLUSAL PROBLEM IN DENTISTRY

-A MODERN PARADIGM FOR UNDERSTANDING & MANAGING DENTAL CARIES

-OPEN WIDE, LET'S LOOK INSIDE

-BONDING, GLASS IONOMERS, LUTING CEMENTS & YOU

-EPITHELIAL PATHOLOGY: from A to Z

-TOP CODING ERRORS  CDT 

 

March 13, 2009 Academy of General Dentistry meeting

-Medical treatment of dental decay

 

April 29, 2009  Chicago Dental Society regional meeting

-Office Administration / management

 

July 8-13, 2009   ACADEMY OF GENERAL DENTISTRY ANNUAL MEETING

                                Baltimore, MD

-Pharmacology

-Oral Pathology, Oral Diagnosis

-Dental implants

-Minimally Invasive Dental Techniques

-Prosthodontics

-Periodontics  gum  disease treatment

 

 September 16, 2009

-Implants and restorative Dentistry

 

October 1-4,2009    American Dental Association Annual Meeting

                                         (It's in Honolulu,    I know, it's tough, but someone had to do it)

 -Porcelain Laminate Veneers

-Triage for Pediatric Traumatic injuries

-Cancer patient care during Chemotherapy & Radiation Treatment

-Restorative considerations following Root Canal Therapy - buildups and crowns

-adhesive (Bonded) Indirect (veneers, crowns) materials & techniques

Total Lecture / Lab time   17.5 hours

 

November 4, 2009

-Local Anesthesia & Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office 

              course by Dr. Stanley Malamed and  sponsored by Oak Brook Endodontics

TOTAL CONTINUING EDUCATION TIME FOR 2009   86.5 HOURS