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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Additional CA Component Dental Society Events

Upcoming Continuing Education Courses

February 9, 2020 - February 15, 2020

Harassment Prevention Training – For Supervisors/Employers (Webinar)

Feb
11

February 11, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

March 8, 2020 - March 14, 2020

GM - A Day at The Office…Surefire Ways to Coordinate the Chaos

Mar
10

March 10, 2020 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

A Day at The Office…Surefire Ways to Coordinate the Chaos

3 CEU, 20% • $75 Member Price

6:00-7:30pm – Graze, Greet and Get CE (from our Vendors)
Small plates and food stations. Vendor tables and great deals.
Peer Networking—meet our members! Bring your team!
7:30-9:00pm – Seating, Desserts, and Program

Extraordinary customer service is the key to a successful practice – from the moment the phone rings for the appointment! Extraordinary service takes extraordinary teamwork; this program will present sure, rapid ways to achieve extraordinary patient and practice health, including:

  • Meeting and exceeding patient expectations
  • Advanced planning and morning huddle efficiency
  • Fundamental daily flow and operations

Gayle Suarez; Dental Management Solutions, Inc:

Gayle Suarez is a practice and team coach and speaker. In 1999 she founded Dental Management Solutions, Inc. after a successful clinical and administrative dental career. With experience in over 30 States and 100 cities, Gayle is a strong believer that every practice has the opportunity to exceed, no matter the location or the changing industry. She is passionate about guiding doctors and teams to develop personal and professional growth with effective systems for successful results that can last throughout the life of the practice.

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Harassment Prevention Training - For Employees (Webinar)

Mar
12

March 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

March 15, 2020 - March 21, 2020

Compliance, Fraud and Embezzlement, Oh My!

Mar
19

March 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Compliance, Fraud and Embezzlement, Oh My!

2 CEU, 20% • $75 Member Price

Are you ready for civil penalties of up to $11,000 per billing error?
Fraud takes place daily practices across the country. Most practices are unintentionally making errors by not controlling your practice or billing issues. The owner needs to be the leader of protection. Learn what to have your team supply and what only the owner should be in control of.

  • Learn why you need more than one bank account.
  • Only you should have control on finances
  • Update your coding and insurance information
  • Documentation: Not text messages!
  • Know every credit being issued.
  • No one person should run the entire practice.
  • Understanding the reports, you need to look at daily, weekly, monthly.

Christine Taxin:

Ms. Taxin, with over 30 years in the dental and medical fields, owns a management consulting company and speaks throughout the country providing dentists and dental office teams with her expertise in medical to dental cross-code billing, administrative systems, internal and external marketing and financial planning. Prior to starting her own company, Christine worked for a large New York City hospital as administrator of a critical department, managed an extensive practice and worked with Coaching Solutions and Dynamic Administrators consulting companies. She has trained in management at LVI. She is currently a guest speaker for Henry Schein, Patterson Dental, Carestream Dental I -Cat Congress Dental. She presents for the American Association of Dental Office Managers, Pennwell’s Professional Dental Assisting and the New York Academy of General Dentistry. She is also an adjunct instructor at NYU College of Dentistry and teaches in the residency programs at Maimonides Medical Center, Jamaica Hospital and St. Barnabas Hospital.

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Claims, Compliance and Communication – What’s the Magic Combination?

Mar
20

March 20, 2020 at 8:30 am - 1:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Claims, Compliance and Communication – What’s the Magic Combination?

5 CEU, 20% • $250

Have you ever wondered why some treatments are no longer paid when you submit to dental insurance for reimbursement? Do you feel overwhelmed by the nuances of the changes to dental plans? Are your patients complaining about services not being covered? It’s easy for dental practices to get swept-away by the myriad of complex billing and compliance issues that are causing so many issues.

Leading medical & dental coding consultant, Christine Taxin of Links2Success will share information and provide answers to your medical and dental coding questions during this class. She will provide actionable tips and advice to help you not only survive the rough seas but sail off into the sunset!

What are the newest changes?

  • Learn the changes on the dental claim form.
  • Understanding the need to match the documentation to the codes used for billing
  • Legal requirements dealing with overpayments, write offs, documentation and more.

Christine Taxin:

Ms. Taxin, with over 30 years in the dental and medical fields, owns a management consulting company and speaks throughout the country providing dentists and dental office teams with her expertise in medical to dental cross-code billing, administrative systems, internal and external marketing and financial planning. Prior to starting her own company, Christine worked for a large New York City hospital as administrator of a critical department, managed an extensive practice and worked with Coaching Solutions and Dynamic Administrators consulting companies. She has trained in management at LVI. She is currently a guest speaker for Henry Schein, Patterson Dental, Carestream Dental I -Cat Congress Dental. She presents for the American Association of Dental Office Managers, Pennwell’s Professional Dental Assisting and the New York Academy of General Dentistry. She is also an adjunct instructor at NYU College of Dentistry and teaches in the residency programs at Maimonides Medical Center, Jamaica Hospital and St. Barnabas Hospital.

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March 22, 2020 - March 28, 2020

HR Webinar: Crucial Conversations, Hiring, Firing, Performance Issues

Mar
25

March 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Endodontic-Periodontal Problem: Treatment Integration

Mar
27

March 27, 2020 at 8:30 am - 1:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

The Endodontic-Periodontal Problem: Treatment Integration

5 CEU, Core • $250

The key to successful dental treatment is understanding the complex and dynamic interaction between endodontics and periodontics. This course will explore periodontal and endodontic treatment modalities to enhance outcomes including: diagnostic dilemmas, endodontic surgery in the esthetic zone, tooth resection, managing root fracture, resorption and perforations, regenerative surgery, ridge preservation and augmentation upon tooth extraction, implant restoration.:

  • Practical ways to address endo-perio combined disease, diagnosis and treatment, retreatment and repair
  • Case material to demonstrate procedures and techniques for the general dentist
  • Understand fundamental concepts in order to diagnose properly
  • Differential diagnosis of a J-shape Lesion
  • Consider treatment of the tooth instead of extraction and replacement

Bernice Ko, DDS:

Dr. Ko was the former Director of the UCLA Postdoctoral Endodontics Program and was the Course Director of the UCLA Endodontic Continuum Lecture and Hands-on Workshop. Dr. Ko was the former President of the Southern California Academy of Endodontics and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, UCLA Chapter. Presently she maintains an Endodontic-Periodontic private practice in West Los Angeles.

Todd Yamada, DDS:

Dr. Yamada maintains a full time private practice in West Los Angeles and teaches at the UCLA School of Dentistry in the sections of both Periodontics and Hospital Dentistry. He has lectured locally, nationally and internationally in the areas of Periodontics, Dental Implantology, Endodontics, Dental-related Medicine and Dental Hygiene.

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April 12, 2020 - April 18, 2020

GM - Top 10 Reasons Why Implants Fail or Look Ugly!

Apr
14

April 14, 2020 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Top 10 Reasons Why Implants Fail or Look Ugly!

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

Are you a whiz at implants? Have you ever, heaven forbid, had a failure or one that just didn’t work out? Dr. Eggleston will share his “secrets” and hopefully give the audience some tricks of the trade when it comes to implant success. Whether you are placing or restoring, this presentation is designed to help dentists have more successful cases and keep the pitfalls away – and have a little fun along the way!

  • Pitfalls and complications – how to handle them and mistakes that have been made
  • Reasons implants are successful
  • Reasons implants fail and tips to avoid failure
  • Immediate placement, immediate load
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

Jim Eggleston, DDS:

Dr. Eggleston has been practicing the art and science of dentistry since 1992, graduating from the University of the Pacific, San Francisco. His extensive education and training in cosmetic and implant dentistry have made him a leader in his field. Dr. Eggleston believes that if you want to be the best, you must learn from the best. He has invested thousands of continuing education hours and dollars into learning all he can from leaders in the dental field so that you can receive the safest, most advanced treatment alternatives for your dental health. Dr. Eggleston has proudly achieved his Mastership with the International Congress of Oral Implantology.

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April 19, 2020 - April 25, 2020

Become the Ultimate Data-Driven CEO

Apr
22

April 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Become the Ultimate Data-Driven CEO

2 CEU, 20% • $75 Member Price

30 years of proven strategies to increase your production, collections, and profitability, now integrated into the easiest to use Dental Management Dashboard is available to you. With real time information, organized in an easy to use format, you and your team will be able to stay focused on opportunities that will enable you to:

  • Increase revenue and collections by discovering opportunities in second
  • Build a financial model that rewards your team and you
  • Learn to create a culture of joy and fulfillment
  • Set KPIs to help you reach your goals more effectively and efficiently
  • Clarify what each team member must do to contribute to your success

Reduce your stress of not knowing what to, when to do it, and who should do, helping you deliver on your mission and achieve your goals.

Kerry Straine, President and CEO, 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.

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