Courses

Courses2019-05-29T11:07:43-07:00

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

September 1, 2019 - September 7, 2019

Harassment Prevention Training – For Employees (Webinar)

Sep
5

September 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

September 8, 2019 - September 14, 2019

GM - Human Trafficking: How to Identify and Respond to Victims...

Sep
10

September 10, 2019 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Human Trafficking: How to Identify and Respond to Victims in the Clinical Setting

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

Medical and Dental professionals are among the few in society that have contact with human trafficking victims while they are being trafficked, yet they are poorly prepared, lacking the skills and knowledge to first identify and second appropriately respond to the needs of these individuals. This has led to a situation reminiscent of the AIDS epidemic of the early 1980s where healthcare professionals often misunderstand the issue, fail to recognize its scope, or falsely believe it does not occur in their communities. Meanwhile, here in Sacramento, these patients are seen in our offices every day

  • Discuss the prevalence of human trafficking in our community and identify where it occurs.
  • Explain the warning signs and symptoms to identify a human trafficking victim and how to responds appropriately in collaboration with law enforcement, community agencies, and other healthcare professionals.
  • Describe trauma informed care techniques to avoid retraumatization when providing care.

Ronald Chambers, MD, FAAFPS:

Dr. Chambers attended medical school at George Washington in Washington DC, residency at Dignity Health Methodist Hospital, completed fellowships in Faculty Development, Program Director Development, and earned the title of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is the DIO and Program Director for the Dignity Health Methodist Family Medicine Residency Program, Chair of the Family Medicine Department, Chief of South Sacramento Hill Physicians, Medical Director for Mercy Family Health Center and Human Trafficking Medical Safe Haven, Physician Advisor for the Dignity Health Human Trafficking Response, Clinical Faculty for UC Davis School of Medicine, and Clinical Associate Professor for California Northstate College of Medicine. He is passionate about the creation of trauma-informed, victim-centered longitudinal medical homes for survivors of human trafficking coinciding with resident physician education and training and the use of survivor informed practices.

Jennifer Cox:

Jennifer Cox, is Program Director, Human Trafficking Medical Safe Haven, for Dignity Health’s Family Medicine Residency and Advisor for the system wide Dignity Health Human Trafficking Response Program (HTRP). Jennifer has been strategically involved in Dignity Health’s human trafficking initiative since 2015, serving as steering committee member, and as Community Health Specialist, Jennifer lead initiative support for 5 of the Dignity Health Hospitals in the greater Sacramento area. Prior to this role Jennifer served 5 years as an Executive Director for a Sacramento community resource center and medical clinic, while concurrently serving 12 years as an ICCE certified women’s health educator for Sutter Health and 20 years as director of women’s community outreach programs in Davis, Ca.
For the past 25 years, Jennifer’s program support for vulnerable populations has taken her internationally to Kosovo, Brazil, and Greece.

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September 15, 2019 - September 21, 2019

Harassment Prevention Training – For Employees (Webinar)

Sep
17

September 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Working with Dental Benefit Contracts in Your Practice

Sep
18

September 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Working with Dental Benefit Contracts in Your Practice

2 CEU, 20% • $75 Member Price

Evaluate the options that currently exist in the dental benefits marketplace, what the particulars mean, and how to decide which dental benefit plans, if any, make sense for your practice.

  • Understand dental benefit plan details and current realities
  • How to determine if contracting with plans is right for you
  • Analyze, process, and understand the consequences of eliminating dental plans from your practice

Cindy Hartwell, CDA Dental Benefits Analyst:

Cindy specializes in consulting with practices on dental benefit plans, navigating the benefits system and advocating for providers. She brings more than 20 years of experience, including RDA and office manager roles in private practice before working in a large dental benefit organization’s commercial and state government divisions.

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Denti-Cal, GMC Billing Symposium

Sep
20

September 20, 2019 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Denti-Cal, GMC Billing Symposium – For Dentist Providers and Front Office Staff (Or If You Are Interested in Finding Out More)

3 CEU, Core • $199

Are you interested in learning more about Denti-Cal FFS (Fee for Service) OR Geographic Managed Care (in Sacramento County)? Are you, or have you been a Denti-Cal provider? Furthermore, are you billing Denti-Cal properly? Whether you are in Sacramento County and GMC, or a Fee for Service provider, or would like to know more about the Denti-Cal changes, this course will clarify your questions. Representatives from DHCS will be on the panel to answer all questions. Bring your front office staff – they will be enlightened! Topics covered will include:

  • Help your Denti-Cal and GMC patients navigate their best care
  • Understand Denti-Cal billing questions, referrals, specialty referrals, emergencies, special needs, benefits and resources
  • Make it easier to work with Denti-Cal/GMC in your office
  • How you can be the best for your patients

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September 22, 2019 - September 28, 2019

The Strength of Your TEAM is the Strength of Your Practice

Sep
25

September 25, 2019 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

The Strength of Your TEAM is the Strength of Your Practice

2 CEU, 20% • $80

The workplace is changing. Are you ready? A strengths-based approach is essential for creating an exceptional workplace culture which in turn will best serve your patients. We encourage practices to bring their teams to this highly engaging and interactive seminar.

  • Learn what makes you and your team talented and how best to maximize these unique Strengths to achieve greater employee productivity and engagement.
  • How well-rounded is your team? Learn to leverage your team’s strengths to build a well-rounded team.
  • Have Millennial employees? One of the keys to leading a highly-performing team is developing millennials to be successful and engaged.

Participants will gain more if they take the Clifton Strengths before attending this workshop. Go to CliftonStrengths.com. You have the option of getting top 5 or all 34. Please bring the results to the seminar.

Helen Yee, Gallup Certified Strengths Coach:

Ms. Helen Yee, a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach with YDN Strengths Development Network is dedicated to supporting her community with a commitment to bringing out the best in people and making a difference in their lives. With over 30 years of board experience, starting with her first appointment to serve on a State Board of Dental Examiners Auxiliary Committee, Ms. Yee brings expertise in team building, leadership training, facilitation and board development. Ms. Yee’s focus is to apply StrengthsFinder to the workplace to optimize team engagement and promote strengths-based culture. Her experience includes numerous public and private sector leadership roles bringing her strengths experience to a wide range of business and community-serving organizations. Her biggest achievement in a leadership role resulted in a passage of a ballot measure bringing millions of funding dollars to Sacramento City libraries.

Ms. Yee’s broad array of professions which includes dental hygienist, pharmaceutical sales, dental health educator, fundraiser, event planner and retail owner has fueled her own strengths journey and provides real life experiences her clients can relate to. Leading with positivity and activator strengths, Ms. Yee’s presentations are fast moving and highly interactive promising to make an impact on participants’ personal and professional life.

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Harassment Prevention Training – For Employees (Webinar)

Sep
26

September 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Digital Pearls in the Backyard

Sep
27

September 27, 2019 at 8:30 am - 1:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Digital Pearls in the Backyard

5 CEU, Core • $199

Digital Orthodontics: The New Standard of Practice, Dr. Christian Favero
Digital advances such as CBCT, scanners and 3D printers have allowed development of applications that use various approaches to visualize patient records in 3 dimensions, perform virtual 3D treatment for tooth movement, surgical treatment and more accurate treatment modalities such as labial and lingual bracket systems, robotically bent arch wires, bracket placement accuracy, and in-house aligner fabrication. This presentation will review some of the latest digital orthodontic advances.

Selected Indications for the Use of CBCT, Dr. David Hatcher
Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) provides an anatomic accuracy that is not achievable with conventional panoramic and cephalometric imaging – it has the potential to have unique clinical value in selected clinical scenarios. The intent of this presentation is to identify key patient phenotypes that may benefit from an investigation with a CBCT scan, including dolichofacial growth pattern, mandibular asymmetry, acquired change in bite, impactions, craniofacial malformations, TMD and patients with suspected sleep disorders.

Digital Prosthodontics – Don’t Be Left in the Stone Ages, Dr. Brock Hinton
Digital dentistry is here to stay. Bunsen burners, waxing instruments, casting, dental x-ray film, paper charts, pouring up models and PFM’s have all become dinosaurs. CAD/CAM, CBCT and other digital advancements offer improved quality, improved cost and time efficiency, improved communication and an improved patient experience. Come find out what’s happening in Prosthodontics!

Virtual Surgery, Guided Execution and Orthognathic Surgery, Dr. Richard Jackson
The virtually dynamic patient-specific models have multiple therapeutic uses in dentistry today. They are used for orthodontic, prosthodontic, endodontic, and implantology cases. This lecture focuses on virtual dynamic patient specific models for corrective jaw surgery, including data acquisition and the construction of the use of the virtual models for treatment planning of the face, airway, bite, smile and joint, as well as the production of custom plates, marking and cutting guides that are utilized in a state of the art guided surgery.

Christian Favero, DDS, MSD:

Dr. Favero is a Board Certified orthodontist practicing in Roseville with his father, Scott Favero. Before dental school, Christian worked as an industrial designer for 5 years. His work included product design and development, textile design, and 3D modeling and prototyping. He received his dental degree from University of the Pacific and his masters degree and orthodontic certificate from The University of Texas at Houston. While in residency, Christian’s thesis involved evaluating and comparing the accuracy of various 3D-printers in orthodontics. His work was published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. He has also co-authored a related article published in the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics. Christian’s background in 3D programs and design allows him to bring a unique approach to patient treatment and applying the latest technology to orthodontics is one of his passions.

David Hatcher, DDS:

Dr. Hatcher, received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Washington. Subsequently he completed two years active duty in the U.S. Public Health Service and a one year general practice residency program at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Dr. Hatcher entered the graduate program in radiology at the University of Toronto and was granted a specialty degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology in 1982 and a M.Sc. in 1983. His thesis topic dealt with radiology of tempormandibular disorders. Presently Dr. Hatcher is in private practice in Sacramento, California and has faculty appointments as Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco, University of California Los Angeles, University of California Davis, and University of the Pacific. Dr. Hatcher has published 150 Articles/ book chapters and has presented nationally and internationally.

Brock Hinton, DDS:

Dr. Hinton is a prosthodontist with 30 years of experience in a group specialty practice treating complex dental problems. His practice includes all phases of prosthodontics including full mouth rehabilitation, dental implant reconstruction, cosmetics, TMJ and sleep disorders.

Richard Jackson, DDS:

Dr. Jackson is a Board Certified Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon who has been in the practice of oral maxillofacial surgery in Sacramento, California for the past 32 years. Dr. Jackson has a well-rounded full scope practice with special interest in surgically facilitated orthodontics and orthognathic surgery. His interest began in orthognathic surgery in 1974 while he was an intern at Wright- Patterson Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. Back in those days, the vertical ramus osteotomies were done extra-orally, and the maxillary osteotomies were done in two distinct stages. Obviously, orthognathic surgery has changed vastly since those early days. Dr. Jackson was a pioneer and forward thinker who was a frequent guest lecturer in orthognathic surgery. Dr. Jackson retired from major hospital surgery and orthognathic surgery in 2018. Today, he continues to practice office based oral surgery, part-time.

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September 29, 2019 - October 5, 2019

Study Clubs, Mutual Aid Groups – Why Are They Important?

Sep
30

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

Study Clubs, Mutual Aid Groups – Why Are They Important?

2 CEU, Core • $75 Member Price

Study Clubs:

  • Are you a part of one? Would you like to be?
  • How do you start one? What are the resources SDDS has for you?
  • If you are already in a study club, would you like new members?
  • This evening’s program will give you the tools and information you need (and maybe introduce you to those who have the same interest!).
  • No commitment – just information.

Mutual Aid Groups:

  • Are you part of an “official” mutual aid group? Do you have a contract?
  • Should you be in one? What happens if you break your hand and can’t treat your patients?
  • Or if you need to be out of work for a period of time?
  • If you are a practice owner and you don’t have an associate or partner in your practice, a mutual aid group is a must. This part of the program will give you information about mutual aid groups, insurance options and much more. Who knows, you may meet your mutual aid partners at this very meeting!

Panel of Experts:

Bios coming soon!

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