Leveraging Productivity by Improving Health and Wellness (Apr 2021)

Begin Date: 
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 8:45am to 12:00pm
Online (Live)



CE Credits: 3 credit hours
Tuition: $115 
Location: Log in from the comfort of your home or office. On the Wednesday before the course, you will receive an email with login instructions. 
Schedule: Online meeting room opens at 8:45 am ET for registration; Course: 9 am–12:10 pm ET
Speaker: Charles R. Carlson, PhD and Craig S. Miller, DMD, MS
Educational Methods: Online live lecture and PowerPoint via Zoom
Intended Audience: This course is appropriate for general dentists, hygienists, and dental team members.
Questions: Pam Calvert, Program Coordinator, 859-323-8187 or pam.calvert@uky.edu  |  Meagan Castro, Staff Assistant, 859-323-8155 or meagan.castro@uky.edu
Registration deadline: Register prior to the course.

Course Description 

Are you and your patients on a path to wellness? Are you or your patients fatigued, burnt out, suffering from pain or chronic illness, or not getting the results you want?  Health, wellness and productivity are intertwined and complicated by the ever-increasing number of publications, decisions and behaviors required to be on the right path. This course will help dentists and dental hygienists understand the latest information regarding health and wellness, and how to put this information into action in order to help steer patients in the right direction towards better health. Drs. Miller and Carlson team up in this unique presentation to provide up-to-date information through literature review, cases and stories to highlight the science behind the achievement of health and wellness. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn a new approach to an important topic that affects everyone’s quality and longevity of life. 

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe the Pillars of Health and their application in dental practice.
  • Identify health risks associated with poor health and inflammation.
  • Develop an approach and conversation style to positively impact the achievement of health and wellness in your patients and your staff.​



Charles R. Carlson, PhD, ABPP 
Dr. Carlson obtained his PhD in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University in 1983 and completed a clinical residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1984. From 1988 to 2020, he was a member of the Department of Psychology at the University of Kentucky where he was the Robert H. and Anna B. Culton Professor of Psychology in collaboration with the Center for Research on Violence Against Women; he also held a joint appointment as a professor in the College of Dentistry and served as the Director of Behavioral Medicine and Research at the Orofacial Pain Clinic. Dr. Carlson has been awarded the diplomate in clinical health psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. His research and clinical interests focus on self-regulation skills training for the management of pain in the head and neck regions. As an active scientist, he published over 120 papers in journals including Pain, Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and Psychophysiology.

Craig S. Miller, DMD, MS
Dr. Miller is a Professor of Oral Medicine at the University of Kentucky, and Chief, Division of Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine and Oral Radiology College of Dentistry. He has served as President of the American Academy of Oral Medicine and the Oral Medicine and served eight years as Editor of the Oral Medicine Section of the journal “OOOO,” as well as a consultant to the National Institutes of Health. His research and scholarly activities have resulted in numerous awards and more than 200 scientific articles, textbook chapters, and monographs in the areas of oral health, dental management and oral manifestations of systemic disease. He is an advocate for overall health and is the Director of the novel Diagnosis, Wellness and Prevention Clinic at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. He is known worldwide for the four textbooks he has co-authored: the Color Atlas of Common Oral Diseases, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine and Treatment Planning, Exercises in Oral Radiology, and Little & Falace’s Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient, and his entertaining lectures have been enjoyed by thousands on several continents. 

Conflict of Interest 

Our speaker has no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service and or company that will be discussed on considered during this presentation. If they do, this has been noted in the promotional material and will be made available to participants at the start of the program. The staff of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry have no relevant financial relationships to disclose pertaining to this course. Members of the CE planning committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Refund Policy

A full refund, less a $25 processing fee, will be issued for all cancellations received in writing two weeks prior to the course date. A 50% refund less a $25 processing fee will be given for cancellations received in writing one week prior to the course date, with no refund thereafter. Refunds cannot be given for cancellations on or after the course starting date. Please note that a written request must be received before a refund may be processed. Registrants may choose to receive a full tuition credit toward another course taken within the academic year.

Cancellation Policy

UK College of Dentistry Continuing Education reserves the right to cancel or modify a course when circumstances warrant, including insufficient enrollment. Dates, faculty or course content will be changed only when unavoidable. If a course has been cancelled, participants will be notified and a refund will be issued. Continuing Dental Education cannot be responsible for non-refundable airfare or other expenses in the event of a course cancellation.


University of Kentucky College of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. UK College of Dentistry’s current term of recognition is May 2019 through December 2023. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP. The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry designates this activity for 3.0 hours of continuing education credits.  

Registration Options

Due to the Continuing Education staff working remotely, only online registration is available at this time. 

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