Edmund Cassella, DMD

Dr. Edmund Cassella graduated from dental school with honors (Omicron Kappa Upsilon) in 1978 and received his certificate of training in Periodontics in 1985. He became Board Certified in 1989 and his recertification runs through 2022. Three months after retiring from the Army Dental Corps, he opened his private practice limited to periodontics and implants in the Ala Moana Building in November 1994. He was Queen’s Medical Center Dental Division Chief for 9 years (2010-2019) and has taught in the QMC GPR program since 2004. He was president of the HDA in 2003 and has been a part of the Hawaii Delegation to the ADA for the past 20 years. He was selected to be on two ADA Councils and was Chairman of the ADA’s Licensure Committee 2018-2019. Dr. Cassella continues to practice 3 days a week and feels he performs at a much higher level in his office than on any golf course.

Arthur W. Curley

Mr.Arthur Curley is a senior trial attorney in the California healthcare defense firm of Bradley, Curley, Barrabee, & Kowalski, PC. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with honors in 1970, he obtained his J.D. in 1974 from the UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Dental Jurisprudence at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco and an Adjunct Faculty Professor at the University of California,San Francisco. As a trial attorney, he has been defending doctors for over 46 years and has presented risk management courses throughout the United States and Canada. He is an associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr.Curley has published several articles on risk management and authored chapters in numerous textbookson oral surgery, endodontics, and periodontics.

Sean R. Holliday, DDS, MS

Dr. Sean Holliday earned his dental degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and his orthodontic certification and master's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Holliday is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a published author, educator and public lecturer. He is involved in various clinical research in digital orthodontics. He leads and operates four orthodontic offices and practices full-time on the island of Oahu.


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  • The Perils of Gum Diseases and Oral Inflammation for Women, Men and Children.

    The Perils of Gum Diseases and Oral Inflammation for Women, Men and Children.

    Presented by Dr. Edmund Cassella

    Course Description:
    This lecture and accompanying clinical slides will provide all attendees with a better understanding of various oral conditions and why these conditions should be recognized and treated once properly diagnosed. Discussion will reveal the effect of these conditions beyond the oral cavity, and the complexities of nontreatment on overall health. Treatment modalities to be presented include surgical, nonsurgical, implants, laser, medications and observation.

    Learning Objectives:
    Participants should be able to:
    •Recognize the appearance of normal tissues and the signs and symptoms of diseased tissues.
    •Understand the risk non-treatment has on the function and comfort of teeth and tissues.
    •Realize the various treatment options available.•Understand that if left untreated, these conditions can compromise overall health.
    •Encourage others to keep and maintain a healthy mouth before it is too late and too expensive.

    This course is sponsored by a grant from the HDA.

  • Dental Ethics

    Dental Ethics

    Presented by Mr. Art Curley
    This course is presented in two parts; attendees must attend both parts for the CE credit.

    Program Synopsis:
    This Dental Ethics Program is based on the ADA Principle of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct. The speaker will review topics that include patient autonomy, beneficience, justice, and veracity principles and will comply with the Hawaii Board of Dentistry every two-year requirement, per Hawaii Revised Statutes 448-8.5. The speaker will offer tips and guidance on compliance with ethical requirements.

    Learning Objectives:
    •Recognize the scope of current ethical issues in a dental practice
    •Avoid or prevent clinical or ethical problems in practice
    •Educate associates and staff on how to resolve ethical issues or problems if they occur.

    This course is sponsored by TDIC.

  • Dentofacial Growth and the Treatment of Malocclusion

    Dentofacial Growth and the Treatment of Malocclusion

    Presented by Dr. Sean Holliday

    Course Description:
    Dentofacial growth and development can present the patient and clinician with various challenges. Patients develop malocclusions with functional and esthetic concerns where proper screening, diagnosis, and treatment can help a patient's oral health. This lecture will review many common factors in growth and development that can lead to malocclusions and various dental concerns. We will discuss diagnostic tools, problems in the three dimensions, and common modalities for treating malocclusions

    Learning Objectives:
    •Outline diagnostic tools for dentofacial growth and development.
    •Distinguish between various types of malocclusions and their etiology. Illustrate appliances available for managing orthopedic and orthodontic treatment

    This course is sponsored by a grant from the HDA.

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