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The Future of Dentistry in 2013 and Beyond: "Physicians of the Masticatory System & Oral Health"

7-Night Alaskan Cruise Conference
Round-trip from Seattle, Washington
July 28 - August 4, 2013

This conference has already sailed, but that doesn't mean you have to miss the boat! Click here to see our complete schedule of upcoming programs.

Holland America Line's Majestic ms Oosterdam
Holland America's ms Oosterdam

BIAS FREE - No Commercial Support was provided for this Dental CE activity.

14 AGD Credits

Course Fees:
Dentists - $850
Other Professionals - $450

Cancellation Policy for Course:
30-days-None; 7-29 days-50%; 7 days or less-100%

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Target Audience
Dentists, Auxiliary Staff
Program Purpose / Objectives

The future of Dentistry is brighter than ever for the dentist who is well prepared. In an era of exploding medical knowledge, Dentists have a unique opportunity to be major providers of critical health care services.

Millions of patients are experiencing signs and symptoms of Masticatory System related problems that are most effectively diagnosed and managed by well prepared Dentists. Poor bite relationships are the number one source of Masticatory System imbalance and dysfunction. Only Dentists can definitively treat malocclusions... and only well prepared Dentists can treat malocclusions predictably. Clenching, bruxing, and many headaches are destructive muscle habits that are very manageable, by a well prepared Dentist. Temporomandibular Joint derangements are serious medically compromising conditions, rarely diagnosed in most medical offices, but very effectively managed, by the well prepared Dentist. Airway problems, including snoring and sleep apnea, are significant social and medical conditions. Only about 20% of people with known sleep problems are being effectively treated in medical offices, due to CPAP intolerance. Well prepared Dentists can offer predictable solutions for patients with snoring, or mild to moderate apnea. There are local medical conditions in the head region that can be recognized by the well prepared Dentist. The Oral-Systemic Connection, both related to the oral bacteria/cardio-vascular disease link, as well as nutritional and whole health counseling, are wonderful areas of service for the well prepared Dentist.

The concerns described above often represent pre-restorative considerations for the Dentist committed to Complete Dentistry- health, stability, comfort, and esthetics.

There is great opportunity for Dentists to expand their services(and lines of business), by accepting the challenge to learn the available knowledge and skills, to become the true Physicians of the Masticatory System. To be well prepared requires development of several areas of increasing expertise:

  • Understanding, Evaluating, and Managing Occlusal-Muscle Disorders
  • Understanding, Evaluating, and Managing Parafunctional Disorders
  • Understanding, Evaluating, and Managing Joint Disorders
  • Understanding, Evaluating, and Managing Airway Disorders
    • Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Understanding and Evaluating Masticatory System Related Medical Problems
    • The Oral-Systemic Connection of Cardio-vascular Disease, Headaches,
    • Oral DNA testing/ management, Caries control, Nutrition-Wellness

This presentation will introduce the attendees to each of these areas of study. Following the presentation, each attendee should be able to immediately add new services for the patients they serve. Recommendations and opportunities for further training in specific areas will be included in the discussion

Course Objectives

Each participant will be able to take away from the course:

  1. A decision tree for diagnosing and treating specific Temporomandibular Disorders
  2. A protocol for occlusal splint therapy
  3. A screening process for airway problems
  4. A protocol for the proper treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (including referrals for Sleep Studies, Appliance options, systems for integrating Sleep Dentistry into the general practice)
  5. Specific relationships between oral health and systemic health
  6. Nutritional principles that can be integrated into a whole health dental practice
  7. Each participant will receive a thumbdrive containing an extensive list of research articles of many of the discussed topics during the Seminar.

The Dawson Academy is designated as a nationally approved sponsor for the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this sponsor are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship, Mastership, and membership maintenance credit.

Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
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Faculty
DeWitt C. Wilkerson, D.M.D.

DeWitt C. Wilkerson D.M.D. has worked in Dr. Peter Dawson?s private practice group since 1982. He serves as the Director of Dental Medicine for the Dawson Academy for Advanced Dental Study, having presented over 750 days of educational instruction worldwide.

His practice focus is on problem solving, serving as a source of referrals by Dentists and Physicians from around the United States and beyond. In his 30 year career, Dr. Wilkerson has daily treated patients with TMJoint derangements, severe occlusal problems, bruxing and clenching- often with accompanying chronic headaches, local and systemic medical problems, restorative, and esthetic concerns.

In his training, research, and teaching, he has worked closely with Dr. Parker Mahan, Dr. Henry Gremillion, Dr. Mark Piper, the L.D. Pankey Institute faculty, and the Dawson Academy faculty. More recently, he has worked with a pioneering Sleep Physician researcher, and other Physician Specialists, to address current medically related topics. In 2011, Dr. Wilkerson served as the President of the American Equilibration Society, the largest society in the world for the study of TMJ disorders and dental occlusion. He is an Advisory Board member for the American Academy for Oral Sytemic health.

Dr. Wilkerson is one of very few Dentists who treats complex Masticatory System problems from start to finish; from evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of internal joint derangements, to full mouth esthetic rehabilitations. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with his audience, always receiving great reviews for his ability to simplify complex subjects, and his relaxed, approachable style of teaching.

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Cruise Itinerary
DATE
PORT OF CALL
ARRIVE
DEPART
Sun Jul 28
Seattle, Washington
-
4:00pm
Mon Jul 29
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12noon; 1:00pm - 5:00pm
-
-
Tue Jul 30
Tracey Arm, Alaska
Lectures 8:00am-11:00am
12:00pm
6:00pm
Wed Jul 31
Juneau, Alaska
7:00am
6:00pm
Thu Aug 1
Sitka, Alaska (tender required)
8:00am
4:00pm
Fri Aug 2
Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00am
1:00pm
Sat Aug 3
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Lectures 8:00am-12noon
6:00pm
11:59pm
Sun Aug 4
Seattle, Washington
7:00am
-

Ports of Call
Haines - Tucked in the forests at the tip of the Inside Passage, Haines sits on the shores of America's longest fjord. Spectacular peaks, glaciers, rivers and lakes, home to abundant birds and wildlife, surround this pristine spot.
Juneau, Alaska - In Alaska's capital, taste salmon baked over an alderwood fire, pan for gold, flightsee the Juneau Ice Field, and walk right up to the Mendenhall Glacier.
Ketchikan, Alaska - Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world's largest collection of totem poles; kayak the colorful waterfront. Port tips from our blog
Scenic Cruising Glacier Bay National Park - Witness a world still emerging from the Ice Age--16 tidewater glaciers in action.
Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest. In Seattle, stroll the bustling waterfront, visit the Space Needle, sample a local microbrew, a glass of Washington wine and world-famous coffee.
Seward (Anchorage), Alaska - Ice free the year round, Seward was a natural choice as the ocean terminal and supply center during the construction of the Alaska Railroad (1903-1920). Today, it is the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park and home of the Annual Silver Salmon Derby, the biggest fishing event in Alaska. Port tips from our blog
Sitka, Alaska - Step back to the days of Russian Alaska as you watch lively performances of the New Archangel Dancers and view holy paintings of the Czarists' days.
Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska - Amidst the pure silence, you'll sail past translucent blue icebergs silhouetted against a most dramatic backdrop of waterfall-laced rock walls ascending thousands of feet into the sky. This classic fjord, Tracy Arm extends over 30 miles and once seen, it is never to be forgotten.
Vancouver, British Columbia - Sophisticated. Culturally diverse, this beautiful port city brims with attractions. From Vancouver's cosmopolitan downtown to the historically renovated Gastown district and exotic Chinatown, Vancouver displays varied urban scenes. Nestled near the city center is Stanley Park, resplendent with its deep forest, totem poles, and scenic promenades.
Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

ms Oosterdam

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Cruise Pricing

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

STATEROOMS
DETAILS
Deluxe Suite with Veranda (SA) –
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, a large sitting area, dressing room, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, no-host mini-bar and walk-in closet. Deluxe Suites include all the Superior Suite amenities, plus complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise, complimentary champagne and bottled water provided in suite upon embarkation, premium duvet, oversize bath towels and soft, cotton bathrobes and slippers, gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night, hors d'oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request, binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise, cocktail party with ship officers, priority boarding for tender ports of call, special disembarkation service, priority dining and seating requests, and exclusive daily breakfast service for suite guests only.

A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Deluxe Veranda Suite or Penthouse Veranda Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed. 488-700 sq. ft. with veranda

Deluxe Suite with Veranda (SC)–
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, a large sitting area, dressing room, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, no-host mini-bar and walk-in closet. Deluxe Suites include all the Superior Suite amenities, plus complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise, complimentary champagne and bottled water provided in suite upon embarkation, premium duvet, oversize bath towels and soft, cotton bathrobes and slippers, gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night, hors d'oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request, binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise, cocktail party with ship officers, priority boarding for tender ports of call, special disembarkation service, priority dining and seating requests, and exclusive daily breakfast service for suite guests only.

A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Deluxe Veranda Suite or Penthouse Veranda Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.

Superior Suite with Veranda (SY) –
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person. Suites also include a variety of firm, medium and soft pillows, no-host mini-bar for easy entertaining, personalized cruise stationery, over-sized bath towels, one-touch telephone concierge service, fresh flowers, and a complimentary DVD library.

398 sq. ft. with veranda
OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VA) -
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, no-host mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes all the stateroom amenities, plus signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerhead, 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

284-398 sq. ft. with veranda
OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VB) -
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, no-host mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes all the stateroom amenities, plus signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerhead, 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

284-398 sq. ft. with veranda
OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VC) -
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, no-host mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes all the stateroom amenities, plus signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerhead, 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

284-398 sq. ft. with veranda
OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VD) -
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, no-host mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes all the stateroom amenities, plus signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerhead, 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

284-398 sq. ft. with veranda
OceanView Stateroom (C) -
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

Picture window, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

185-197 sq. ft.
OceanView Stateroom (D) -
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

Picture window, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

185-197 sq. ft.
OceanView Stateroom (F) -
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

Picture window, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

185-197 sq. ft.
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - $599
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $388.63 per person
Deposit $350 per person

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date.
Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.
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TravelSafe.comPlease visit TravelSafe.com for travel insurance information.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel insurance is a good value for them.

Certainly, if you have reason to think that "something might come up" that might force you to cancel, travel insurance is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we've seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

If travel insurance is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above; this link allows you to price out the insurance plan you prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

What Our Travel Insurance Can Cover:

  • Trip Cancellation & Interruption
  • Baggage/Personal Effects Loss & Dealy
  • Missed Connection
  • Medical Expense/Emergency Evacuation
  • Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation
  • Accidental Death
  • On-Call 24 Hour Assistance Services
  • Some plans even include cancel for any reason