American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists

Scientific Session 2021

2021 Annual Scientific Session

Thursday, September 9 – Friday, September 10, 2021

Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
Room block is available September 6th – September 11th
900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Room Reservations can be made through the ASDA’s room block: or by calling (877) 622-3056 to speak directly to reservations

Thursday, September 9, 2021

7:45-8:00 AM

Welcome, Introductory Remarks

Program Chair: Lenny Naftalin, DDS

8:00-9:00 AM

John A. Yagiela, DDS, PhD Memorial Lecture:  Anesthesia in Patients Post Concussion

Speaker: Todd Kilbaugh, MD

9:00-10:00 AM


Anesthesia for Patients with Mitochondrial Disorders

Speaker: Todd Kilbaugh, MD

10:20-11:20 AM

The Evidence Behind Fasting Guidelines

Speaker: Jerrold Lerman, MD, FRCPC, FANZCA

11:20 AM-12:20 PM


Update: The Airway in Obese Children and Emergence Delirium

Speaker: Jerrold Lerman, MD, FRCPC, FANZCA

2:00-3:00 PM

The Practice of Mindful Meditation

Speaker: Diana Winston, Director of Mindfulness Education, UCLA

3:00-4:00 PM


2020 Leonard M. Monheim Distinguished Service Award Presentation and Lecture

2020 Award Recipient: Paul Moore, DMD, PhD, MPH

4:15-5:15 PM

Leonard M. Monheim Distinguished Service Award Presentation and Lecture

2021 Award Recipient: Mark Saxen, DDS, PhD

5:15 PM

Cocktail Reception/ Happy Hour

Friday, September 10, 2021

7:45 – 8:00 AM


8:00 – 9:00 AM

OSA Guidelines for Ambulatory Surgery

Speaker: Deborah Richman, MBChB, FFA(SA)

9:00 – 10:00 AM


New Anti-Coagulants and Pre-Op Lab Testing in Office Based Anesthesia

Speaker: Deborah Richman, MBChB, FFA(SA)

10:20 – 11:20 AM

Updates on Asthma Guidelines

Speaker: Danielle Culpepper, DMD

11:20 – 12:20 PM


Treating Patients Post Covid-19

Speaker: Steven Ganzberg, DMD, MS

1:30 – 2:30 PM

Issues in Recovery

Speaker: Katie Bradford, DDS

2:30 – 3:30 PM


What to do From an Insurance Carrier Standpoint When Bad Outcomes Happen

Speaker: Robert S. Thompson, RT, JD, MBA, LLM(DR), AIC, ARM, ARe, RPLU, CPCU,
MedPro Group, Patient Safety & Risk Solutions Dental Lead

3:45 – 4:45 PM

Strategies for Maintaining Compliance with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

Speaker: Tim Orr, DMD, JD

In accordance with the ADA CERP Standards for Commercial Support,
the ASDA has taken steps to ensure that there are no conflicts of interest with any course faculty

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