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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Updated topics in Dentistry, Leadership, Healthy Aging

7-Night Alaska Adventure Cruise
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
July 15 - 22, 2024
Royal Caribbean's <em>Quantum of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas
14.0 ADA CERP Credits
Course Fees
$995 for Dentists
$650 for Dental Staff and Others

Target Audience
Dentists, Dental Staff
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Managing the Dental Needs of an Aging Population
    • Define the concept of osteo-sufficiency as it relates to long-term dental implant survival
    • Identify systemic diseases and conditions that negatively impact dental implant therapy
    • Describe the key considerations necessary for treatment planning and treating an aging population with dental implants
  2. The Sweet Spot: Lessons in Leadership and Life
    • Describe the hallmarks of a successful bonus system for employees
    • Describe how to hire employees that fit your practice philosophy
    • Describe the relationship between money and happiness
  3. Ten Key Oral-Systemic Interactions for Primary Care
    • List 10 evidence-based relationships between oral diseases/conditions and systemic diseases/conditions
    • Describe the association between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease
    • To describe the relationship between tooth count and mortality
  4. Tips and Tricks for Treating the Edentulous Patient
    • Describe the most important treatment planning considerations for edentulous patients
    • Define the pros/cons, risks/benefits and prognosis for dental-implant associated treatment options
    • Describe risk factors for poor outcomes treating the edentulous patient
  5. Becoming a World Class Public Speaker
    • Describe the verbal communication skills that enhance communication effectiveness
    • Describe non-verbal communication skills that enhance communication effectiveness
    • Describe communication skills needed to effectively communicate virtually
  6. Achieving Unparalleled Patient Experiences
    • Identify the hallmarks of an unparallel patient experience from the patientís perspective
    • Describe how organizations can implement tactics and strategies to promote and perpetuate a great patient experience
  7. Dental Care for Rural and Underserved Populations
    • Describe the challenges faced by rural and underserved populations in the context of social and digital determinants of health
    • Identify population health management strategies to address behavioral interventions and access to care challenges
  8. Preventing Peri-implantitis
    • Describe the etiologic risk factors for peri-implantitis
    • Describe treatment planning considerations to prevent peri-implantitis
    • Discuss the risks and benefits of screw-retained and cement-retained restorations
Addition Topics and Objectives Under Development
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.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 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.
Faculty

Karen E. Adams, MD, NCMP, IF

Karen E. Adams, MD, NCMP, IF
Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Program in Menopause & Healthy Aging
Stanford Medicine
Stanford, CA Karen Adams MD, FACOG, DipACLM, NCMP, IF is Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University. She is the Director of The Stanford Program in Menopause and Healthy Aging, a program that connects specialists in many fields to provide world-class care for women in the second half of life. Dr. Adams is double-board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Lifestyle Medicine, a Menopause Society Certified Menopause Practitioner, and a fellow of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health. She is the course director for the Oregon ECHO Program in Menopause, a state-wide program to educate primary care and women’s health providers in menopause care.

Dr. Adams is an award-winning educator and has lectured to medical audiences locally, nationally, and internationally, including a January 2020 TEDx talk entitled 'Sleep, Sex, and Menopausal Zest" with over 150,000 views on YouTube.

Sreenivas Koka, DDS, MS, PhD, MBA

Sreenivas Koka, DDS, MS, PhD, MBA
Professor and Dean
UMMC School of Dentistry
Jackson, MS

Dr. Sreenivas Koka received DDS and MS (prosthodontics) degrees from The University of Michigan. He joined the University of Nebraska faculty in 1992, became a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics in 1995, and received his PhD in Oral Biology from the University of Nebraska in 1999. While at the University of Nebraska, Dr. Koka received the Outstanding Teacher Award on numerous occasions and was the inaugural Merritt C. Pedersen Professor of Dentistry. He joined the Staff of Mayo Clinic in 2004 and is former Consultant, former Professor of Dentistry and former Chairman of the Department of Dental Specialties in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Koka received an MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management in 2013 and moved to Zurich, Switzerland to be Executive Director of the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation. Dr. Koka moved back to the US in 2014 to focus on patient care and student education and open Koka Dental Clinic, a private practice focused on implant and removable prosthodontics in San Diego. In 2021, Dr. Koka was appointed as Dean and Professor of Dentistry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center's School of Dentistry.

Dr. Koka is a Fellow and Past-President of the Academy of Prosthodontics, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, a member of the American Dental Association, co-President of the International College of Prosthodontists, and is Chair of MIT's Sloan School of Management Alumni Board. Dr. Koka has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters and lectures extensively nationally and internationally; he has presented before audiences at a variety of best-in-class organizations including Mayo Clinic, MIT and Apple Inc. Dr. Koka has been a reviewer for NIH grants and been a principal investigator on grants funded by NIH and industry sources. In addition, Dr. Koka is the co-founder of the Future Leaders in Prosthodontics (FLIP) and Shaping the Future of Implant Dentistry (SHIFT) leadership workshop series.

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.

Cruise Itinerary

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Mon Jul 15 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Tue Jul 16 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Jul 17 Sitka, Alaska
9:30 am 5:00 pm
Thu Jul 18 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Jul 19 Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
5:00 am 10:00 am
Fri Jul 19 Juneau, Alaska
1:00 pm 8:00 pm
Sat Jul 20 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jul 21 Victoria, British Columbia
5:00 pm 10:00 pm
Mon Jul 22 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Seattle, Washington - Sailing out on a cruise from Seattle? Make sure you spend a few a days in the beautiful Emerald City. If you’re a nature lover, this jewel in the Pacific Northwest is the perfect place for you to explore ahead of your cruise vacation. Though it offers plenty of metropolitan delights — think great restaurants, bars, a ton of shopping and lots (and lots) of hip coffee shops — Seattle is a big city with a wild, great-outdoors soul. It’s surrounded by ancient forests, sprawling public parks and, of course, the misty Puget Sound, where you can slow-moving tugboats, sleek kayaks and the occasional pod of whales. Head to Discovery Park for beautiful views of the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges or visit the Olympic Sculpture Park near Elliott Bay. And if you’re craving a drink and a tasty bite to eat, head to one of Seattle’s many rooftop bars and take advantage of those extra-long northern summer days while you sip local brews and expertly crafted cocktails.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Sitka, Alaska - Sitka truly offers the best of Alaska. Its small-town appeal stems from a unique blend of Russian, Tlingit and American history. Its snow-capped peaks and volcanic Mount Edgecumbe pose among the state’s most postcard-worthy scenes. And its rare wildlife astounds, from Saint Lazaria Island’s orange-beaked puffins to Alaska Maritime Refuge’s 40 million seabirds. This is off-the-path Alaska, where you can kayak Sitka Sound alongside swimming sea otters or fly-fish for the world’s biggest halibut. Whether it’s hiking Baranof Island trails or listening to tribal stories passed down for generations, in Sitka the midnight sun never sets on adventure.

Skagway, Alaska - The tiny town of Skagway still looks like it did during the Klondike Gold Rush over 100 years ago— and today it remains an outpost for thrilling Alaskan adventure. An old-time street car ride along bustling Broadway Street reveals well-preserved buildings, including the state’s oldest hotel. You can see engraved walrus tusks at the Corrington Museum, or get lost in riveting historical reenactments around town. If outdoor adventure is more your thing, there are plenty of ways to amp up the adrenaline, from sledding with Alaskan Huskies on Laughton Glacier to rafting Lynn Canal, the longest fjord in North America.

Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier - One of Alaska's lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30 -mile-long stretch, you can't help but be awed by the sorrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle's appeal.

Victoria, British Columbia - Though Toronto and Vancouver are the more famous Canadian destinations, it’s high time for the sophisticated and beautiful city of Victoria, British Columbia (BC) to have its big moment. The quaint charm and English manners of Victoria will take you back in time to the days of British occupation in the 19th century. Victoria is known as “the garden city” for its lushness and its commitment to keeping the city beautiful. Head to Butchart Garden or Beacon Hill Park to enjoy nature during your time in port.

Of course, a little history lesson is another must while on a cruise to Victoria, BC. Tour the expertly maintained Craigdarroch Castle and the Parliament Buildings, or stop in the Royal BC Museum, a natural history museum dedicated to the history of human settlement in the region. There’s also the Emily Carr House, a museum dedicated to the life and works of the famous painter, Emily Carr. Victoria exudes an intellectualism where art galleries and afternoon tea await you, but so do long bicycle rides along the seafront. Stylish cafes and restaurants are modernizing the city, all while maintaining its signature look: something straight out of a postcard.

Non-Americans/Canadians, please Click Here to determine if you'll need a visa to board this cruise, which visits Canada

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.
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Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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