Courses

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The Sacramento District Dental Society is an approved Continuing Education and Academy of General Dentistry provider through the Dental Board of California.

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Upcoming Continuing Education Courses

March 3, 2019 - March 9, 2019

Harassment Prevention Training - For Employees (Webinar)

Mar
7

March 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

March 10, 2019 - March 16, 2019

Forensic Case Files

Mar
12

March 12, 2019 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Forensic Case Files – Not Exactly What You See on CSI

3 CEU, Core • $75 Member Price

5:45-6:45pm – Registration & Vendors
6:50-7:15pm – Announcements & Dinner
7:30-9:00pm – Speaker • 3 CE units, Core

Bite mark analysis (human and animal), dental identification, documentation of injuries, age determinations are just some of the cases a forensic dentist performs. This fast-paced course illustrates the scientific principles behind the work and uses actual cases to illustrate them. Cases range from the typical to the bizarre.

Jim Wood, DDS:

Dr. James Wood is a graduate of the University of California at Riverside and the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He maintained a family practice in Cloverdale from 1987-2013.

Dr. Wood was elected to the California State Assembly in November 2014 to represent the 2nd District which includes all of Del Norte, Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino counties and the northern half of Sonoma County where he represents over 465,000 people in the California Legislature. He was elected to his 3rd term in November 2018. He is the Chair of the Assembly Health Committee. Prior to that he serving in the legislature he served on the Planning Commission for the City of Healdsburg from 2002-2006. He served two terms as a member of the Healdsburg City Council and as the Mayor for 2010 and 2014.

Dr. Wood is a Forensic Dental Consultant to five Northern California counties and the California Department of Justice Missing/Unidentified Persons Unit. He was a co-founder of the California Dental Identification team. Dr Wood is also a member of the Federal Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team and served in the identification efforts at the World Trade Center after 9/11 and in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. He has lectured extensively throughout the country in the field of Forensic Dentistry.

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March 17, 2019 - March 23, 2019

411 on the 911 in Your Office

Mar
20

March 20, 2019 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

411 on the 911 in Your Office (Medical Emergencies in Your Office)

2 CEU, Core • $80

Experiencing a medical emergency in your office can be one of the most stressful experiences in one’s career. Unfortunately, most offices are ill equipped and the personnel are not trained properly to handle emergencies proficiently. The proper understanding of common medical emergencies is essential in treating the victim appropriately. The goal of this course is to introduce the most common medical emergencies that occur in the dental office and how to properly manage them. We will discuss common scenarios that can be utilized for team training back in your office. We will also discuss the recommended and required emergency equipment to have in the dental office.

Course Objectives:

  • Be able to identify common medical emergencies and their treatment
  • Understand the roles for each member of the team in an emergency
  • To be aware of the necessary emergency equipment

Craig Alpha, DDS:

Dr. Craig X. Alpha is originally from Grand Junction, Colorado. Dental school took him to The University of the Iowa College of Dentistry in Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. Alpha moved to Northern California to complete a four year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Highland General Hospital in Oakland, California. Dr. Alpha has published several scientific articles, lectures to various dental organizations, and has been involved in teaching at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. Practice interests encompass a full-scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, with a focus on dentoalveolar surgery, implants, pathology, and orthognathic surgery.

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What's Your "Number"?

Mar
21

March 21, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

What’s Your “Number”?

No CEU • $75

Take the stress and pain out of understanding how to grow and manage your practice and your future. Join in on the discussion about “the numbers” that are so essential to your practice and, more importantly, your future! We’ll begin with the end in mind, when you want to retire and how much you’ll need to live today and tomorrow. Did you know that fewer than 5% of Dentists are economically prepared for retirement? During this presentation, understand the numbers and strategies to have full control of your practice today, leading to your tomorrows.

Whether it’s your:

  • Annual profitability requirement number, and working capital recommendations
  • Your daily Key Performance Indicators (KPIs); new patient flow, patients scheduled in hygiene, production and collection goals, all leading to your economic survival
  • Retirement goals, making your dreams come true
  • Your daily, weekly monthly and yearly numbers, enabling your team to assist you on your journey
  • Cash flow, patient flow, or profits, it’s your responsibility define and achieve your goals, today

Kerry Straine; Straine Consulting:

Kerry K. Straine, President and CEO, graduated from California State University at Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting in 1979 and has been in business and financial management for more than thirty years. Kerry is a Certified Straine Management System™ Consultant as well as a Certified Professional Behavioral & Values Analyst. It was Kerry’s education and experience in accounting that led to the development of The Straine Management System™, the premier platform that provides strategic planning, leadership and team development, policy and management system design, training, monitoring and coaching for dental professionals throughout the United States and Canada. Kerry also developed the Straine Practice Analysis™ as the first tool used by the dental industry more than 25 years ago to illustrate the opportunities that exist in a dental practice. Kerry’s mission has always been to advance the understanding, practice, and development of leadership for the benefit of all professionals in the dental industry. Kerry’s approach is unique in that he does not limit his vision to dental practices, but rather links the role of education and leadership to every aspect within the dental industry. In 2001 Henry Schein Dental selected Kerry as an instructor on leadership, laws of teamwork, communication, and practice management for its advanced professional education programs at Career Development.

Dave Sholer; Integrated Accounting Solutions (SDDS Vendor Member):

Mr. Sholer works exclusively with local dentists. He provides a unique full-service approach to real-time bookkeeping, payroll, financial reporting, proactive year-round tax planning, business filings, and unlimited support. Learn more at OnlyDentalCPA.com.

Doug VanOrder; Mass Mutual (SDDS Vendor Member):

As Managing Partner of Tier One Financial and Insurance Services, Doug has a dual focus. In his financial services practice, he focuses on working with Closely Held Businesses and Families with their Business and Estate Planning Needs. Additionally, a continued focus on Wealth Management and Retirement Planning is proving to be more and more relevant as our community ages and prepares for retirement.
Doug is Past President of NAIFA NorCal and a vendor member of SDDS. Additionally, he currently serves as a Board Member of the Sacramento Chapter of The Positive Coaching Alliance
Doug lives in Roseville, CA with his wife, Kendra, and three Children, Jake, Bryce, and Rylie. He enjoys spending time doing anything his kids are involved with, golfing, classic cars, and an occasional glass of red wine.

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The Keys to Successful, Predictable and Direct Composite Restorations

Mar
22

March 22, 2019 at 8:30 am - 1:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

The Keys to Successful, Predictable and Direct Composite Restorations

Sponsored by Dentsply

5 CEU, Core • $199

Direct composite restorations are among the most frequently performed restorative procedures, yet dentists often struggle with placement techniques, options for consistently generating ideal inter-proximal contact and post operative sensitivity. There are several key elements that will determine the success of direct esthetic restorations including tooth preparation, material choice, placement technique and curing method. This presentation will discuss how each element will play a critical role in the professional’s decision making process when determining which materials, systems and techniques are best to utilize when doing direct composite restorations. This program will review esthetic principles, modern preparation design and when and where to use “total-etch” and “selfetch” adhesive systems. Additional topics will include proper composite selection and placement techniques, anatomical contouring and finishing and polishing, all of which are essential clinical components to achieving long lasting esthetic restorations.

Course Objectives:

  • Review of esthetic principles
  • Indications for anterior and posterior direct composites
  • The latest on preparation design
  • Understanding of adhesion, current products and their function in modern day dentistry
  • Techniques tips for handling and placement of modern composites
  • Technique tips for generating ideal anatomic interproximal contacts
  • Polishing and sealing techniques for long term durability

Troy Schmedding, DDS:

Dr. Schmedding has been a practicing cosmetic and restorative dentist for the last 25 years. He is a 1993 honors graduate from The University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni Schoolof Dentistry. He currently maintains a private practice in Walnut Creek, California. Dr. Schmedding is also approximately one of 470 dentists world wide to achieve accreditation status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He also maintains a Diplomate status with the American Board of Cosmetic and Esthetic Dentistry. Dr Schmedding also works with numerous manufacture’s on implementation and testing of various restorative products being brought to market. He speaks and teaches nationally as well as internationally on both esthetic and restorative dentistry.

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March 24, 2019 - March 30, 2019

HR Webinar: Accountability and Delegation at Work ($59)

Mar
27

March 27, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm

March 31, 2019 - April 6, 2019

Are We in a New Age of Restorative Dentistry?

Apr
5

April 5, 2019 at 8:30 am - 1:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Are We in a New Age of Restorative Dentistry?

5 CEU, Core • $199

This program will look at a broad spectrum of restorative materials available today. Over the course of the last 5 years there has been an explosion in the number of restorative materials that are available to the practitioner. Years ago the practitioner was simply asked to pick between amalgam, ceramo-metal restorations and gold. Today’s practitioner must consider the various generations of bonding agents, composites, ceramics, cements, etc. The course will allow the practitioner to sift through the confusing maze of materials and decide which materials are most appropriate for a multitude or restorative situations. Specific materials that will be covered include, self-etch adhesives, low shrinkage bulk fill resins, advancements in flowable composites, and understanding the various ceramic options we have today. (Direct and Indirect)

At the conclusion of the course participants will:

  • Understand the clinical rational of various adhesives systems
  • Be able to separate fact from fiction with relation to new composite resins
  • Be given a clinical rational for material selection with respect to indirect restorations
  • Understand proper cementation selection with regards the type of restorative material chosen as well as the individual patient’s intraoral environment

Parag Kachalia, DDS:

Dr. Kachalia is the former vice chairman of simulation, technology, and research, at the University of the Pacific. He is a fellow of the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists. Dr. Kachalia is also a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society. In addition, he is a researcher, as well as a published author in the areas of dental technology, digital diagnostics, contemporary fixed prosthodontics, and financial management.

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CPR BLS Course

Apr
6

April 6, 2019 at 8:00 am - 11:30 amAt SDDS Classroom

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION (AHA) REQUIREMENTS FOR CPR – The BLS Healthcare Provider Course includes mandatory practice and testing with a one-way valve mask. All participants must have a mask, as required by the AHA. If you wish to obtain a regular mask or mask with an oxygen inlet for office use, they can be ordered through SDDS. The AHA strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the AHA.

Please attach a copy of your current CPR card with registration. Students who present an expired CPR card. In addition to receiving certification, you will receive 4 CE units upon course completion.

Registration deadline is 10 business days before the scheduled class. Registration received after this date is subject to a $15 late fee.

ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

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April 7, 2019 - April 13, 2019

A Journey into the Future with Dr. Art Dugoni

Apr
9

April 9, 2019 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

A Journey into the Future with Dr. Art Dugoni …and Reflections on a Life Dedicated

CEU TBA • $75 Member Price

5:45-6:45pm – Registration & Vendors
6:50-7:15pm – Announcements & Dinner
7:30-9:00pm – Speaker • 3 CE units, Core

We are in a time of “transition.” As we know the future continues to be challenging, daunting, perplexing but in my view it will be awesome. The only constant will continue to be change.
Good news: We can be partners in that change. Our world has rapidly changed over the past few decades raising our doubts and fears; but in spite of the tragedies and crisis we read about in our daily papers or watch on TV, I believe today and the future is still a good time to be alive.
This presentation will explore some of those changes and our resources as we share the exciting years ahead.

Join us from 5:45-6:45pm for a reception with UOP grads

Arthur Dugoni, DDS:

Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni, Dean Emeritus at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry at the University of the Pacific (Pacific), was dean from 1978 to 2006, and is a former president of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Dental Schools, the American Dental Association Foundation and the American Board of Orthodontics.

Among his many awards, he received the Hinman Medallion for Leadership, Albert H. Ketcham Orthodontic Award from the American Board of Orthodontics (1994), Medallion of Distinction from the School of Dentistry of the University of the Pacific (1989), Chairman’s Award from the American Dental Trade Association (1994), Pierre Fauchard Academy Gold Medal (1996., Distinguished Service Award from the American Dental Association and the American Dental Education Association (2000), University of the Pacific Order of Pacific, Pacific’s highest honor, for 55 years of service (2006), the Ellis Island Medal of Honor (2008), and the William J. Gies Award from the American Dental Education Association for Outstanding Achievement as a dental educator (2009).

At the World Dental Parliament meeting of the FDI World Dental Federation in Barcelona, Spain, on October 8, 1998, Dr. Dugoni was elected to the List of Honour, the highest award the FDI can bestow on a member and is limited to thirty living members throughout the world who have made distinguished contributions to international dentistry and the World Dental Federation.

At the 2001 American College of Dentists Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, Dr. Dugoni received the William John Gies Award which recognizes exceptional contributions to the profession, the community, and society. On August 28, 2004, the University of the Pacific renamed its renowned School of Dentistry as the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in honor of Dr. Dugoni’s contributions to dental education and organized dentistry during his silver anniversary as dean.

Dr. Dugoni’s activities in education have included: assistant professor of operative dentistry from 1951 to 1955; assistant professor of pediatric dentistry from 1955 to 1960; orthodontic graduate resident at University of Washington from 1960 to 1963; assistant professor of orthodontics from 1963 to 1964; chairman of the department of orthodontics from 1963 to 1966; associate professor of orthodontics from 1966 to 1977; and professor of orthodontics since 1977.

Dr. Dugoni holds membership in the following honor societies: Tau Kappa Omega, Phi Kappa Phi, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon. He is a fellow of the American and International College of Dentists and the Academy of Dentistry International. His bibliography is listed in Who’s Who in California, Who’s Who in the West, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Dentistry, Who’s Who in Medicine and Health Care, International Who’s Who, and the American Academy of Science.

He has presented more than 1,000 lectures, papers, clinics, and essays throughout his career and is the author of over 175 published articles. Dr. Dugoni and his wife, Katherine (deceased), have seven children, 15 grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.

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Past Continuing Education Courses

4th Annual Pearls in the Backyard

This CE course gathers together four SDDS member specialists who present pearls for the general practitioner.
Friday, April 24, 2015
8:00am-4:00pm ● 7 CEU, core
SDDS Classroom ● $175 Member Rate*

The ABCs of Curing Composites

Jim Hillier (Dentsply)
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
8:30am-1:30pm ● 5 CEU, core
SDDS Classroom ● $175 Member Rate*

New Dimensions in Endodontics

Alex Fleury, DDS, MS (Sponsored by Brasseler USA & Carestream Dental)
Friday, November 7, 2014
8:30am-1:30pm ● 5 CEU, core
SDDS Classroom ● $175 Member Rate*

Licensure Renewal: California Dental Practice Act & Infection Control

Leslie Canham, CDA, RDA
Friday, October 24, 2014
8:30am-3:30pm ● 6 CE, core
SDDS Classroom ● $160 Member Price*

Lunch & Learn: Crown Prep, Common Pitfalls & Prep Design

Dennis Amatulli, CDT (Infusion Dental Arts)
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
11:30am-1:30pm ● 2 CEU, core
SDDS Classroom ● $50 Member Rate*

Indirect Dentistry Update

Marc Geissberger, DDS, MA, BS, CPT
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
5:00pm-9:30pm ● 4.5 CEU, core
SDDS Classroom ● $175 Member Rate*

QuickBooks for the Dental Practice

Susan Gunn (Susan Gunn Solutions)
Friday, September 12, 2014
8:30am-12:30pm ● No CE
SDDS Classroom ● $250 Member Rate* (includes $78 book)