Scientific Session 2024

2024 Annual Scientific Session and General Assembly of Members Meeting

Thursday, April 18– Saturday, April 20, 2024

Registration for In-Person Attendance is sold out

Registration for Virtual Attendance is now closed

Register for the Hands-on: Difficult Airway Course

Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas

208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Room block is available April 17 – April 21

Room Reservations can be made through the ASDA’s dedicated link below through March 17, 2024.  The Hyatt is nearing capacity for peak nights of the room block. Once it is reached, the Hotel’s prevailing rates will be offered based on availability.

or by calling (512) 477-1234 or (877) 803-7534 to speak directly to reservations

Additional Hotel Accommodations are available at:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Austin Downtown South Congress
300 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704, USA
ASDA Group Room Block April 17-20, 2024


*Separate registration required for the Difficult Airway Management: Hands-on Course. In-person only, seating limited

Click here for information for Vendors/Exhibitors


All times listed below are in Central Standard Time (CST)

Thursday, April 18, 2024

7:45-8:00 AM

Welcome, Introductory Remarks

Program Chair: Kyle Kramer, DDS

8:00-9:00 AM

Management of Epistaxis

Speaker: Nicole Tenn-Lyn, B.Sc.Hon, MD, M.Ed., FRCPC, DABEM, FACEP

9:00-10:00 AM


Medication Management Update

Speaker: Deborah Richman, MBChB, FFA(SA)

10:15-11:15 AM

Remimazolam: A Potential Game-Changer for Dental Anesthesia

Speaker: Joseph A. Giovannitti, DMD

11:15 AM-12:15 PM


John A. Yagiela, DDS, PhD Memorial Lecture: Zombie/Vampire Bubbameisas (Old Wives Tales) that Continue in Our Practice Despite Evidence

Speaker: Myron Yaster, MD

1:30-3:00 PM


American Dental Board of Anesthesiology Diplomate Meeting

Attendance limited to ADBA Diplomates   (In-person attendance only)

3:15-4:45 PM

ASDA General Assembly of Members Meeting

Attendance limited to current ASDA members, only Active and Life members in good standing may participate in voting.  (In-person attendance only)

Friday, April 19, 2024

7:45 – 8:00 AM


8:00 – 9:00 AM

Why and How we Evaluate Evidence and the Scientific Underpinnings of Articles: Common Practices that Drive Me Crazy (in no particular order)

Speaker: Myron Yaster, MD

9:00 – 10:00 AM


Review of Current Influential Journal Articles

Speaker: Kristen Pelczar, DMD

Speaker: Danielle Culpepper, DMD

Speaker: Cynthia Fukami, DMD, MS

10:15 – 11:15 AM

Office Anesthesia for the Obese Patient

Speaker: Fred Shapiro, D.O.,FASA

11:15 – 12:15 PM

LUNCH (on your own 12:15 – 1:45 PM)

Management of Pediatric Patients with Recent Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

Speaker: Spencer Wade, DDS

2:00 – 3:00 PM


Speaker: Thomas Wesley Templeton, MD, FASA

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Safety Consideration with the Current Ambulatory Anesthesia Trends: More Complicated Procedures and More Complicated Patients. 

Speaker: Fred Shapiro, D.O.,FASA


4:15-5:00 PM

Leonard M. Monheim Distinguished Service Award Presentation and Lecture

2024 Award Recipient: John Leyman, DDS

5:00 PM

Cocktail Reception/ Happy Hour

Saturday, April 20, 2024

7:45 – 8:00 AM


8:00 – 10:00 AM


Dental Anesthesiology Resident Presentations

Speakers: TBD

10:15 – 11:15 AM

Intra-Muscular (IM) Induction vs. Mask Induction (Point/Counter Point)

Speaker: Jonathan Bancroft, DMD

Speaker: David Guthrie, DMD

11:15 – 12:15 PM

Assessment of chest pain: Approaches to Detecting OMI (occlusive myocardial infarction)

Speaker:  Nicole Tenn-Lyn, B.Sc.Hon, MD, M.Ed., FRCPC, DABEM, FACEP

12:15- 1:15 PM

Evolution and Revolution: Modern Approaches to Difficult Pediatric Airway Management

Speaker: Thomas Wesley Templeton, MD, FASA

1:30- 4:15 PM

Lunch provided for course attendees

Difficult Airway Management; Hands on Course

This session requires separate course registration and has been approved for 2.5 additional hours of continuing education. 

Course seating is limited to 24 participants. (In-person attendance only)

The ASDA designates this activity for 16 continuing education credits.

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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