2024 Conference Schedule

ENSIGN ACADEMY OF DENTISTRY (FORMERLY THE ACADEMY OF LDS DENTISTS) CONFERENCE SCHEDULE – AUGUST 9-10, 2024 *


CLINICIANS CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Serve to Love, Love to Serve

Friday, August 9, 2024

7:00 am – 8:00 am – Registration and Check-In

7:15 am – 8:00 am – Clinician Presenters Orientation                             

8:00 am – 8:10 am – Welcome and Announcements                      

8:10 am – 8:50 am – Full-Arch Implant Dentistry – Why Are We Reducing Bone? ~ Michael Scherer DMD MS

8:50 am – 9:30 am – Retirement; Good Stuff to Know ~ Wayne Kerr DDS

9:30 am – 9:50 am – Morning Break                                               

9:50 am – 10:30 am – Radiology ~ Dale A. Miles DDS MS

10:30am – 11:00 am – Question and Answer Session                        

11:00 am – 11:30 am – Academy Business Meeting                           

11:00 am – 12:50 pm – Lunch and Learn for Dental Hygienists – Inflammation Highway ~ Brandi Hooker-Evans, RDH-ER, MHE

11:30 am – 1:00 pm – Lunch Clinicians

11:40 am – 12:50 pm – Techniques & Products the Top Dentists of Today Can’t Live Without – 2024 Lunch and Learn for Students & New Dentists – Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MDS, PhD

1:00 pm – 2:50 pm – Afternoon Presentations

Managing Implant Overdenture Complications ~ Michael Scherer DMD MS    

Getting to Life After Doctor… ~ Wayne Kerr DDS

Radiology – Dale A. Miles DDS MS

Dentists, Hygienists, and Cows ~ Brandi Hooker-Evans, RDH-ER, MHE                                            

2:50 pm – 3:10 pm – Afternoon Break                                            

3:10 pm – 5:00 pm – Afternoon Presentations (repeat)                  

5:00 pm – Adjourn for the Day

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Evening Banquet and Devotional

Devotional Musical Performance –  Harpist Elizabeth White Clark

Devotional Speaker – Elder Lance B. Wickman

Saturday, August 10, 2024

7:15 am – 8:00 am – Clinician Presenters Orientation                   

8:00 am – 8:10 am – Welcome and Announcements                      

8:10 am – 8:50 am – Surgery ~ Paresh Patel, DDS

8:50 am – 9:30 am – Direct Resin Restoration ~ K. William Mopper DDS MS

9:30 am – 9:50 am – Morning Break                                               

9:50 am – 10:30 am – The Heart of Dentistry Part 1 ~ David Meinz MS RDN FAND CSP

10:30 am -11:00 am – Question and Answer Session                        

11:00 am -11:30 am – What’s New – 2024 – Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD

11:30 am – 1:00 pm – Humanitarian Service and Awards Luncheon – Clinicians and Spouses

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Fellowshipping and mingling

1:30 pm – 3:20 pm – Afternoon Presentations

Surgery ~ Paresh Patel, DDS 

Direct Resin Restoration ~ K. William Mopper DDS MS  

The Heart of Dentistry Part 2 ~ David Meinz MS RDN FAND CSP       

3:20 pm -3:40 pm – Afternoon Break                                            

3:40 pm -5:30 pm – Afternoon Presentations (repeat)                  

5:30 pm – Conference Closes and Adjourns


SPOUSE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

“Perfect Love Casteth Out Fear ~ 1 John 4:18

Friday, August 9, 2024

7:00 am – 8:00 am – Registration and Check-In

8:00 am – 8:10 am – Welcome and Announcements

8:10 am – 8:25 am – Presentation of Theme: “Perfect Love Casteth Out Fear”.  1 John 4:18
Spouse President Wendy Kelson 

8:25 am – 8:30 am Introduction of Presenters
Spouse President Wendy Kelson 

8:30 am – 9:40 am Presenter John Bytheway “ Lessons from the Book of Mormon”

9:40 am – 10:00 am Morning Refreshment Break & Fellowshipping

10:00 am – 11:30 am Presenter Melanie GunnellFood, Fun, Faith and Fellowship”            l

11:30 am – 12:45 pm Lunch and Fellowshipping   

1:00 pm – 2:50 pm Presenter David Meinz MS RDN FAND CSP “A Woman’s Heart”  

2:50 pm – 3:10 pm Afternoon Refreshment Break and Fellowshipping    

3:10  pm – 4:00 pm Presenter Chelom Eastwood Leavitt “Perfect Love within Marriage and Sex”

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Presenter J. Kirk Richards “My Life and Work as a Religious Artist”   

5:00 pm Adjourn for the Day – Visit Humanitarian Tables

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Evening Banquet and Devotional

Devotional Musical Performance –  Harpist Elizabeth White Clark

Devotional Speaker – Elder Lance B. Wickman

SPOUSE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Saturday, August 10, 2024

8:00 am – 8:20 am Welcome and Announcements, Spouse Business Meeting, 2025 President Introduction and Theme Presentation.

8:20 am – 8:30 am Introduction of Presenters ~ Spouse President Wendy Kelson

8:30 am – 9:30 am Presenter Kurt Francom “Is God Disappointed in Me?”

9:30 am – 9:50 am Morning Refreshment Break and Fellowshipping

9:50 am – 10:50 am Presenter Ralph HouseBe a Wise  Steward with Whatever the Lord has Entrusted You With”           

10:50 am – 11:20 am Spouse Humanitarian Presentation – “Members Who Have Served”

11:30 am – 1:00 pm Humanitarian Service and Awards Luncheon, Clinicians and Spouses

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Free Time and Fellowshipping

1:30 pm – 3:200 pm Presenter Jenet Jacob Erickson “The Power of Covenant Relationship: Above  All You are Mine” ”       

3:20 pm – 3:40 pm Afternoon Refreshment Break and Fellowshipping

3:40 pm – 5:00 pm Presenter Cheyenne Tucker “Basics of Calligraphy hands-on Workshop”              

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Closing Remarks and Evaluations

5:30 pm Conference Adjourns

Meet Youth for Pick Up

SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT YEAR AUGUST 8-9, 2025!


YOUTH CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Perfect Love Casteth Out Fear” 1 John 4:18

Friday, August 9, 2024

7:00 am – 8:00 am – Registration and Check-in

8:00 am – 8:15 am – Group Organization

8:15 am – 9:15 am – Get to Know You Activities and Games

9:15 am – 9:45 am – Morning Refreshment Break

9:45 am – 10:30 am –
Youth 6-11 – Craft Activity
Youth 12-18 Presenter John Bytheway ~ “Lessons From the Book of Mormon”

10:30 am – 10:45 – Bus to Splash Summit Waterpark

10:30 am – 4:30 pm  – Splash Summit Waterpark (Lunch at Splash Summit Waterpark)

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm  – Bus return to UVCC

5:00 pm – 6:15 pm – Dinner 

6:15 pm – 7:00 pm  – Cookie Decorating

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – VR Party Pros Virtual Reality games

8:30 pm – Conference Adjourns for the Day Meet Parents for Pick Up

YOUTH CONFERENCE SCHEDULE 

Saturday, August 10, 2024

7:00 am – 8:00 am – Registration and Check in

8:00 am – 8:10 am – Group organization

8:10 am – 9:15 am –
Youth 6-11 – Games
Youth 12-18 – Presenter TBD “The Power of Habits”    

9:15 am – 9:45 am – Morning Refreshment Break

9:450 am – 10:30 am –
Youth 6-11 – Craft Project
Youth 12-18 – Presenter Kurt Francom“Is God Disappointed in Me?”

10:30 am – 11:15 am – Humanitarian Service Project; Dental Hygiene kits

11:15 am – 12:00 pm – Scales & Tales Animal Show

12:00 pm –12: 45 pm – Lunch at UVCC

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm   Bus to Provo Beach Resort, Provo, UT 

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Field Trip Activity – Provo Beach Resort 

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm Bus return to UVCC

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm – Ice Cream Social and games

5:30 pm – Conference Adjourns – Youth Meet for Pick Up     

SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT YEAR AUGUST 8-9, 2025!

*Schedule is subject to change