Meetings & Events

Blood, Sedation, and Business

Where: Hillcrest Country Club – 6098 Fall Creek Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46220
When: Friday April 29, 2022


8AM – 9AM — Dr. Kumar: Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT): Oral Manifestations

9AM- 12AM — Dr. Saxen: Emergencies in the Pediatric Dental Office and In-Office Sedation

12PM – 1 M — Lunch and General Business Meeting

1PM – 2:30PM — Stuart Wolff: The EOS and how to run a Dental Practice


Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants


$200 ISPD Members
$250 Non ISPD Members
$75 Staff

Speaker 1: Dr. Manjusha Kumar

Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT): Oral Manifestations

Biography: Dr. Kumar is a pediatric hematologist at The Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center with a focus on vascular anomalies, HHT, bleeding and clotting disorders and red blood cell and platelet disorders. She attended medical school at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, then completed her pediatric residency in India with subsequent fellowship training in pediatric hematology at BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver and at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Dr. Kumar has been with the IHTC since 2015 and has over 25 years of experience in pediatric hematology.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain what is Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT), discuss its genetics, pathophysiology and the clinical Curaçao criteria for diagnosis
  2. Highlight the characteristic oral manifestations of HHT as a clinical tool to suspect HHT
  3. Describe issues in diagnosis of HHT in children
  4. Discuss pitfalls and consequences of missed or delayed diagnosis in HHT
  5. Give an overview of the International Screening Guidelines for HHT management
  6. Explain the importance of an HHT Center-driven multidisciplinary approach in caring for patients with HHT

Speaker 2: Mark Saxen, DDS, PhD

Emergencies in the Pediatric Dental Office and In-Office Sedation

Biography:  An Ohio native, Dr. Saxen received his undergraduate education at the University of Notre Dame and his DDS at the Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine. After practicing general dentistry for a decade, he entered the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University Dentist Scientist Program, receiving his certificate in Anesthesiology and his PhD in Pharmacology in 1993. Since that time, he has provided office-based anesthesia to dental practices in the greater Indianapolis area while serving on the faculty at Indiana University School of Dentistry, where he directed courses in pharmacology, pain and anxiety control, and anesthesia training for the oral surgery and pediatric dentistry residency programs. Dr. Saxen is a past president of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology, and the American Board of Dental Specialties. He currently serves on the editorial board for Anesthesia Progress and the Journal of Clinical Anesthesia. Throughout his career he has contributed many publications on anesthesia-related issues in dentistry and presented over 50 invited presentations both nationally and abroad.

Program Outline:
Lecture 1: Office-Based Anesthesia and the Pediatric Dentist

The use of office-based anesthesia in medical and dental offices has grown dramatically over the past few decades. Today, approximately 3 of every 5 surgeries is performed outside of the operating room, with 10% to 20% of those performed in medical and dental offices. This lecture examines this trend and discusses the implications for pediatric dentists.

Lecture 2: Dental Office-Sedation: Common Errors and Solutions.

Performing sedation in the dental office is not exotic, yet the literature and outcome studies continue to reveal common errors that lead to complications and adverse events. This lecture reviews those errors from the perspective of a pediatric dentist and offers solutions to help prevent a large number of sedation mishaps.

Lecture 3: Dental Operatories and Emergency Preparedness.

Your office may be optimized for practicing dentistry, but it will help you or hinder you if a medical emergency arises in your office? This lecture explores the steps practicing dentists can take to handle common issues related to dental office sedation and anesthesia.

Learning Objectives (At the end of these lectures, the attendee will be able to): 

  1. Understand how dental office-based anesthesia and sedation developed in the United States.
  2. Understand the national and professional society standards for office-based anesthesia as they relate to pediatric dentistry.
  3. Identify the most common errors in dental office sedation and understand how they are prevented.
  4. Describe the typical dental operatory design and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of that design in managing an anesthetic emergency in your office.
  5. Understand the legal and regulatory aspects of performing sedation and anesthesia in a dental office.

Speaker 3: Stu Wolff:

Are You Running Your Business or is it Running You? The EOS and How to Run a Dental Practice

Biography: Stu is a seasoned entrepreneur turned Certified EOS® Implementer/Business Coach and Tiger 21 Chair-Detroit.  Stu successfully sold his food brokerage business, The Wolff Group, to the multi-billion-dollar industry leader in North America, Acosta Sales & Marketing in 2013. During his career Stu grew his single market sales & marketing agegcy with 42 employees managing $140M in sales to 165 employees managing over $1 Billion in sales. Stu completed eleven strategic acquisitions during a five-year period to create one regional agency covering a ten state Midwest Region. Today, Stu is a Certified EOS® (Entrepreneurial Operating System) Implementer & Business Coach. Stu works with entrepreneurs and their leadership teams to implement EOS into their businesses so that their businesses can reach their full potential. While growing Stu’s company Wolff Group, Stuworked with Gino Wickman, founder of EOS® to implement EOS® into his business and take his company to another level. Many of Stu’s EOS® Clients are in professional services: Medical, Dental & Law Firms. Many professionals are well

educated in their specific field, however have little education on how to best run a business and build a team. Stu is an Honorary Professor at Michigan State University (MSU), College of Business, School of Hospitality Management. Stu was recognized in 2015 as MSU Alumni of the Year. Stu and his wife established the Stuart G. & Elizabeth S. Wolff Endowment for Hospitality Business Students. Stu & his wife of 37 years, Elizabeth, live in Birmingham, MI. They have two grown children: Aaron in Ann Arbor, MI and Josh in Chicago, IL.


Are you a business owner or a senior level executive and want to see your business consistently run better and grow faster? Stu Wolf will deliver a powerful, inspirational presentation that will introduce you to the Six Key Components of a successful business.  Stu Wolff’s interactive style and experience based real-world insight makes this eye-opening event for growth-oriented business leaders. 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this workshop, you will walk away with a set of simple, practical tools that you and your leadership team will use immediately to focus on priorities, get clear on issues and gain traction together, as a healthier leadership team.