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

January 6, 2019 - January 12, 2019

SDDS Talk Night

Jan
8

January 8, 2019 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

“SDDS Talk” Night – 10 on 10 (10 Minutes, 10 Slides, 6 Speakers)

3 CEU, Core • $75 Member Price

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:

  • Death by CPR; The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Dr. Margaret Delmore
  • Role of Imaging in Airway Analysis, Dr. Shika Rathi
  • Sleep Apnea: More to It Than Just Making an Appliance, Dr. Alexander Malick
  • Oral Surgery: All-on-4 Concept, Dr. Dale Alto
  • Third Molars: Pearls and Pitfalls, Dr. Lou Gallia
  • Implants, Dr. Pieter Linssen

Dale Alto, DDS:

Dr. Dale Alto is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and partner at Capital Oral Surgery in Sacramento California. Born and raised in Michigan, he received his dental degree from the University of Michigan and oral surgery training at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Dr. Alto’s clinical practice is focused on 3rd molar surgery, orthognathic surgery, complex dental implant surgery, and optimal post-op pain control. He and his partners are local providers of lectures and workshops for the All-on-4 concept.

Margaret Delmore, MD, DDS:

Dr. Delmore, MD, DDS has been in private practice as an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon for over 25 years in Sacramento, CA. Prior to her oral surgery training she practiced as a hospital pharmacist in Memphis, TN. In addition to her regular career she volunteers as a BLS, ACLS and PALS instructor for several societies. In real life she has only been able to successfully resuscitate one individual, but she has been able to circumvent the need to resuscitate several others.

Lou Gallia, MD, DMD:

Dr. Gallia is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He is also a diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology. Dr. Gallia has maintained a Sacramento oral surgery private practice for 33 years. He has served on the faculty of the UCDMC and the University of Washington School of Dentistry. He has a special interest and expertise in TMD and Orofacial Pain Disorders.

Pieter Linssen, DDS:

Dr. Linssen began placing implants in 2006. Since then, he has been sponsored by several different implant companies to speak and teach in implantology. Every dentist that has been chairside with Dr. Linssen is still placing implants today while enjoying an increase in production and professional satifastion. He has received his fellowship in the International Congress on Oral Implantology (ICOI) and maintains an implant only study group.

Alexander Malick, DMD, FAGD:

Dr Malick is a 1982 graduate of the University of Connecticut school of dental medicine. He completed a one-year general practice residency in the US Army Dental Corps. In Lawton, Oklahoma and served a combined active and reserve duty as a dental officer for 12 years. In 2013, he completed an Orofacial Pain Mini-residency at UCLA Dental School and a 9-month fellowship in Orofacial Pain, Oral Pathology, and Dental Sleep Medicine at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento and Roseville. He currently practices General Dentistry in Roseville, California and has been involved in Dental Sleep Medicine since 2013. Dr Malick is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, an active member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and The American Academy of Orofacial Pain, and a member of the ADA/CDA/and SDDS.

Shika Rathi, BDS, MS :

Dr. Rathi is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist and maintains a private practice at DDI imaging center in Roseville, California. She is an adjunct assistant professor in the department of Orthodontics at the University of Pacific, San Francisco. She has authored several textbook chapters and is a recognized reviewer of the journal of Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, Oral Radiology (OOOO).

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January 13, 2019 - January 19, 2019

CPR BLS Course

Jan
16

January 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 9:30 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. 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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January 27, 2019 - February 2, 2019

HR Webinar: 2019 Employment Law Changes ($59)

Jan
30

January 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 2:15 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

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

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Jim Wood, DDS:

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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

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Kerry Straine; Straine Consulting:

Speaker bio coming soon.

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

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Doug VanOrder; Mass Mutual (SDDS Vendor Member):

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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

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Parag Kachalia, DDS, DDS:

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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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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)