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

November 26, 2017 - December 2, 2017

Leadership Skills for Dentists: Engaged Team… Happy Patients… Successful Practice

Dec
1

December 1, 2017 at 8:30 am - 1:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Leadership Skills for Dentists: Engaged Team… Happy Patients… Successful Practice

5 CEU, 20% • $299 Member Price

Dentists must build a strong foundation to ensure a successful practice. You must provide excellent dental care but what about what’s not taught in dental school? Besides the right location or equipment choices you need to recruit, hire the great talent and build a strong engaged team. You are not only a dentist. You must be a Leader!

SDDS & CEA have partnered to provide a leadership series designed to create a culture of engaged teams resulting in happy patients. Join us for a day that will give you skills that will:

  • Inspire your team with “Your Vision”
  • Improve communications with your manager & staff
  • Create a culture built on strengths, celebrating successes & redirecting challenges
  • Recruit & Retain the Best
  • Learn how to have the “Crucial & Fierce” conversations

Daniela Devitt:

As Director of the Training & Development, Ms. Devitt is responsible for all of CEA’s training & Outreach programs: CEA Leadership, Employee Development, Professional Edge Training Series, recruiting, outplacement and talent development for CEA employers. Daniela is a marketing specialist, keynote speaker, professional facilitator and trainer.

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January 7, 2018 - January 13, 2018

"SDDS" Talks

Jan
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January 9, 2018 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

“SDDS” Talks

3 CEU, Core • $69 Member Price

10 minutes * 10 slides!
Enjoy this evening of short form and rapid-fire pearls, quick tips, tools, warnings, complications, secrets and every day, useful knowledge. We have gathered some general dentists and specialists who will share the topics of:

  • Centric Relation – Who Cares?, Dr. Tim Mickiewicz
  • Ortho – What to Treat & When?, Dr. Kelly Giannetti
  • 3rd Molar Extractions – Why & When?, Dr. Brandon Christensen
  • Infections – What to Treat & When?, Dr. Craig Alpha
  • Perio – When to Refer?, Dr. Jonathan Szymanowski
  • It’s Endo – Dam it!, Dr. Kevin Keating

Craig X. Alpha, DDS:

Dr. Alpha practices oral and maxillofacial surgery, with a focus on dentoalveolar surgery, implants, pathology, and orthognathic surgery.

Brandon Christensen, DMD:

Dr. Christensen practices the full scope of the oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Kelly M. Giannetti, DMD, MPH, MS:

Dr. Giannetti is involved in organized dentistry and is a visiting faculty at UC San Francisco School of Dentistry where she teaches in the post-doctoral orthodontic program.

Kevin Keating, DDS, MS:

Dr. Keating has been practicing Endodontics in Sacramento since 1981 and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and a Clinical Professor of Endodontics at UCSF School of Dentistry.

Timothy Mickiewicz, DDS:

Dr. Mickiewicx is dedicated to Temporomandibular Disorders, Facial Pain, Oral Medicine, Dental Sleep Medicine and Orthodontics.

Jonathan Szymanowski, DMD, MMsc :

Dr. Szymanowski is a diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology. He received his dental degree and postdoctoral degree from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He maintains a private practice in periodontics in Sacramento.

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January 14, 2018 - January 20, 2018

Labor Law Updates

Jan
17

January 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CPR BLS Renewal Course

Jan
17

January 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pmAt 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 or do not possess a CPR card may be allowed to take a renewal course, but will not be given the option of remediation. If you have never taken CPR, you will need to take a full day certification course. 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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March 4, 2018 - March 10, 2018

Mindfulness: It Will Change Your Life…And Your Practice

Mar
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March 6, 2018 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Mindfulness: It Will Change Your Life…And Your Practice

3 CEU, Core • $69 Member Price

Research is showing that a “mindfulness practice” has a profound effect on stress reduction, quality of life and health benefits from heart health, immunity and even changes in the brain and chromosomes.
The daily practice of mindfulness can also increase the quality of your care for patients and reduce the stress of daily practice replacing it with a more joyful day for you, your staff as well as your patients.

Course Objectives:

  • You will learn your daily activities can become more joyful and for filling experiences leaving to health and happiness.
  • Learn how to stimulate the “relaxation response” and take control of your physiology
  • Learn how to work with your patients fear and stress

Mark Abramson, DDS:

Dr. Abramson, Consulting Associate Professor Stanford School of Medicine. He established the Stanford University Medical Center’s, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Clinic in 1996. Classes conducted every quarter since then with students enrolling from Stanford Integrated Medicine Clinic, Stanford University Health Improvement Program and university students registering through the medical school’s psychiatry department. He is a Diplomat, American Academy of Orofacial Pain, Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and American Academy of Pain Management.

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March 18, 2018 - March 24, 2018

Bras, Boyfriends, and Tattoos

Mar
21

March 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ask The Lawyers - All The Legal Questions You Want To Know, But Are Afraid to Ask!

Mar
21

March 21, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Ask The Lawyers – All The Legal Questions You Want To Know, But Are Afraid to Ask!

No CEU • $75 Member Price

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Knock, Knock: It's the Dental Board…Inspectors Are at My Door!

Mar
22

March 22, 2018 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Knock, Knock: It’s the Dental Board…Inspectors Are at My Door!

2 CEU, Core • $75 Member Price

This course will help the practitioner and staff understand what happens if a Dental Board Inspector or Investigator comes to the dental office. This course will walk you step by step through the process on what to expect, what they are looking for and how to have a successful encounter.

Course Objectives

  • Understand what will happen if the Dental Board makes an unannounced visit to your office.
  • Recognize what the Board’s authority is and what your rights are.
  • Learn the common problems with Inspections and office compliance with the infection control guidelines and the Dental Practice Act.
  • Take the lessons learned and apply them to your practice.

Theresa Lane :

Theresa Lane holds Bachelors degrees in Criminal Justice and Sociology from California State University, Fullerton. She has over 29 years in law enforcement experience and has spent the last 24 years with the Dental Board of California where she has recently retired as the Enforcement Chief. During her career, she has investigated 100’s of complaints, made numerous arrests and cases she has investigated have been featured on several investigative reporting television shows.

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Creating Endodontic Excellence

Mar
23

March 23, 2018 at 8:30 am - 1:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Creating Endodontic Excellence

5 CEU, Core • $199 Member Price

Predictably successful endodontics is dependent on shaping canals, 3D cleaning, and filling root canal systems. Evidence-driven techniques will be presented to demonstrate the procedural steps that comprise start-to-finish endodontics. Specifically, this lecture will focus on those factors that influence success, including endodontic anatomy, pulpal breakdown, access cavities, glide path management, shaping canals, and 3D disinfection. Dr. Ruddle will teach the most recent advancements and proven techniques that serve to guide each endodontic case toward a predictably successful conclusion.

Course Objectives

  • Appreciate the role endodontic anatomy plays in treatment success.
  • Understand how a mechanical strategy influences negotiating and shaping canals.
  • Identify the most proven, cost effective, methods to 3D clean root canal systems.

Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS, FACD, FICD :

Dr. Clifford J. Ruddle is Founder and Director of Advanced Endodontics. Additionally, he maintains teaching positions at various dental schools, is a fellow in both the American and International Colleges of Dentistry, and has authored numerous articles and chapters for leading textbooks. As an inventor, Dr. Ruddle has designed and developed several instruments and devices that are widely used internationally. He is best known for providing superb education through his lectures, instructional DVDs, and “ONE-ON-ONE” training courses in Santa Barbara, California. To learn more about Dr. Ruddle, visit www.endoruddle.com

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April 8, 2018 - April 14, 2018

The Unseen Full Mouth Case In Every Practice

Apr
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April 10, 2018 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

The Unseen Full Mouth Case in Every Practice

3 CEU, Core • $69 Member Price

If you have seen a patient with a worn dentition, missing teeth or a collapsed bite in your practice the information in this course will help you recommend appropriate treatment for your patients. We often don’t ‘see’ what is in front of us until our mind can identify the problem and determine the next steps of treatment. The less we understand the more normal our patients appear. This presentation will help you see and treat the different scenarios that stump us every day. These patients are in your practice and deserve this information to allow them to select the appropriate treatment that they feel comfortable pursuing.

Course Objectives

  • Attendees will distinguish the difference between full mouth therapy and full mouth reconstruction in a full mouth case
  • Attendees will be able to recommend the appropriate full mouth therapy to assist patients in true need
  • Attendees will know how to attain case stability before rendering irreversible treatment
  • Attendees will be given information on preparation design, material selection and how technology can be used in treating full mouth case

Michael A. Miyasaki, DDS:

Dr. Michael A. Miyasaki practices general dentistry in Sacramento, CA, and has been involved in dental education for nearly 30 years. He is the Director of Education for the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum which conducts live-patient treatment programs across the United States with an emphasis on comprehensive restorative dentistry done aesthetically. His experience with different occlusal philosophies, aesthetic materials and technology help him bring simplicity to complex situations. His goal is to make it easier for his colleagues to provide quality dental care and be successful in a practice with happy patients.

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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)