Annual CE & Networking Event



The Wisconsin Dental Association is teaming up with Greater Dane Dental Society to present "Miracles & Mayhem: Essentials for the Dental Team."  We are excited to welcome Professor Karen Baker, Associate Professor, College of Dentistry University of Iowa as she curates a day of learning suited for dentists and their dental teams on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023 at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton.

Lecture Synopsis

Infectious disease threats along with economic and social upheaval present unique challenges to dental practice. We will focus on new infectious diseases including viruses, superbugs, and the future of new antibiotic development. Many patients want to know about immune support supplements or therapies so we will talk about the myths and realities of these treatments. Antibiotic stewardship is more important than ever so we will outline evidence-based strategies for antibiotic prescribing. When is prophylactic antibiotic use warranted and how can we assess risk vs benefit? Meanwhile, the opioid epidemic touches every American and dental prescribing practices have rapidly evolved. We will examine current and future innovative drug combinations which can reduce risks to patients and to your practice. Finally, drug interaction risks increase as the patient medication list gets longer. Extensive handouts will allow clinicians to apply lecture information to chairside practice in order to meet the complex challenges of modern dental pharmacotherapy.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lecture, attendees should be able to:

  •  Identify misleading and dangerous misinformation about antiviral treatments,
  •  List three proven strategies for strengthening immune health,
  •  List five steps in appropriate antibiotic prescribing in dental practice,
  •  Discuss the AAOS and AHA antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines,
  •  Prescribe opioid-sparing analgesia regimens with confidence, and
  •  Modify dental drug therapy in order to avoid potentially dangerous drug interactions.


Location & hotel

Madison Marriott West 1313 John Q Hammons Drive Middleton, WI 53562

When making reservations, mention the Wisconsin Dental Association to obtain the room block rate of $129 per night for standard room (plus taxes). Reserve via phone at 1-608-831-2000 or online.

Check in: 4 p.m. / Check out: NOON. Deadline for WDA room rate is Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023


Speaker biography


Professor Karen Baker has been on the Dental College faculty at the University of Iowa for over 40 years and occupies a unique role in dental practice and education. She is a clinical pharmacist with a Master’s degree in clinical pharmacology and therapeutics and is focused on patient-specific dental drug therapy. She has given well over 1000 invited programs nationally and internationally and holds memberships in many dental and clinical pharmacology and therapeutics organizations. Her dental education-based pharmacy and drug therapy consultation center is the only one in the United States.She has authored many articles and abstracts and lectures extensively in pre-doctoral and graduate courses at the University of Iowa.




Please note that the WDA member discount is extended to all team members of a WDA member dentist. Hygienists and staff need not be WDA members themselves.

No registrations will be accepted after October 29, 2023, including day of onsite registrations. You must pre-register. 25% fee per person forfeited for any cancellation by October 23, 2023 (ten days in advance). Full registration fee forfeited for any cancellation on or after October 30, 2023.



The registration fee includes Keynote Parts 1 & 2, continental breakfast, lunch, and an appetizer buffet and one drink ticket per attendee at the networking social.

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6:30 - 7:30 a.m. - Exhibit Setup
7:30 a.m. - Registration, Breakfast & Exhibits
9 a.m. - Continuing Education, Keynote Part 1
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. - Morning break
Noon - Lunch & Exhibits
1 p.m. - Continuing Education, Keynote Part 2
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. - Afternoon break
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. - Networking Social



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Questions regarding registration? Interested in become a sponsor or future keynote speaker?

Contact Candice Wegner, WDA Membership, CE & Strategic Partnerships Specialist, by phone 414-755-4118 or email