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 10, 2017 - September 16, 2017

Prosthodontic Throwdown

Sep
12

September 12, 2017 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Throwdown Night • Prosthodontic Throwdown • 3 CEU, Core

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

SDDS has brought together several of our own members to be on this panel to discuss the current hot topics regarding Prosthetics. This evening will feature a “lively” discussion regarding your most favorite and interesting Prostho topics, such as:

Course Topics:

  • Are implants restorative driven?
  • O/S vs. Perio prep nightmares
  • Nothing is 1 size fits all, for sure!
  • Lab relationships: technicians & reps – who teaches who?
  • Digital dentures – are we there yet?
  • CBCT scan implications – start to finish, or not?
  • What’s predictable AND successful?
  • When do you refer – and how do you fix the “stuff” that happens when you don’t?
  • Is All-on-Four the end all?
  • Materials, stock abutments and much more

Presented by: Paul Binon, DDS, MSD

Dr. Binon graduated from Creighton University, School of Dentistry. He was awarded a NIH Fellowship to Indiana University, where he earned a Masters degree in material science and completed a 3 year residency program in Prosthodontics. He has a private practice in Roseville, limited to Prosthodontics and implant dentistry. Dr. Binon has published more than 50 articles, contributed to two textbooks and is peer reviewer for two major implant journals. He has lectured throughout the world on implant dentistry, biomechanics and implant components. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration and numerous other dental organizations. He has been restoring and placing implants since 1983.

Presented by: Jefferson Clark, DDS, MS

Dr. Clark received his DDS degree with honors from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), the National Dental Honor Society. He completed a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in Prosthodontics and a Master’s degree in Prosthodontics from Loma Linda University. Dr. Clark currently operates a private practice dedicated to advanced prosthodontics and implant dentistry in Roseville, CA. He is a member of the American College of Prosthodontics and an active member of various professional organizations.

Presented by: Jeffrey Vernon, DDS

Dr. Jeffrey Vernon received his DDS from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 1977 can completed his postdoctoral Prosthodontic training and the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry in 1983. He was an Instructor of both Operative and Fixed Prosthodontics at UOP, an Assistant Professor of Fixed Prosthodontics at UCSF and a Clinical Professor at the UCSF TMD-Orofacial Pain Clinic. He is past chair of the Sacramento District Dental Society Continuing Education Committee and past Prosthodontic consultant for dental malpractice carriers such as The Dentists Insurance Company (TDIC). He has been a Restorative Advisor and lecturer for local study clubs since 1993. He has presented lectures, table clinics and hands-on courses locally, nationally and in British Columbia. He has received rave reviews from his colleagues nationally for this technique presentations and hands-on continuing education courses.
Dr. Vernon has 30 years of private practice experience in complex full mouth rehabilitation, dental implant reconstruction, oral-facial Temporomandibular Joint pain and dental sleep medicine. Dr. Vernon completed a Residency program in Sleep Medicine at UCLA in 2014. He assisted many referring dentists and physicians with comprehensive patient care. Dr. Vernon has over 5,000 hours of continuing education and has fabricated and delivered over 2,000 custom intraoral appliances for TMJ and dental sleep medicine patients.

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Smile Design, Bonding and Esthetic Materials Update

Sep
15

September 15, 2017 at 8:30 am - 1:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Smile Design, Bonding and Esthetic Materials Update

5 CEU, Core • $199 Member Price

This presentation will present key points formulated into a systematic step-by-step approach to resolve esthetic problems with predictable results and improved laboratory support. This presentation also covers critical details of porcelain veneers and all-ceramic crown techniques in terms of system selection, cement and adhesive selection and bonding sequence. Occlusal management of esthetic cases will be detailed in order to minimize porcelain fractures and complications:

  • Esthetic Treatment techniques:
    Manage Key Esthetic Factors for Predictable Esthetic Treatment. Apply these for minor and major Cases.
  • All-Ceramic and Bonding Technique Details:
    Optimize Clinical and detailed Techniques with All-Ceramic Crowns and Porcelain Veneers Treatment. Understand system selection between different ceramic materials, esthetic rendition, cement options and cement selection, adhesive selection and bonding technique.
  • Materials Selection and Esthetic Treatment Techniques:
    Establish a Step-by-Step strategy for optimum ceramic materials application (Translucent Zirconia, Lithium Disilicate, Traditional Zirconia) and maximum predictability. When is it necessary to open VDO and how to do it practically.

Gerard Chiche, DDS:

Dr. Chiche is the Thomas P. Hinman Endowed Chair in Restorative Dentistry, and the Director of the Center for Esthetic & Implant Dentistry at Augusta University, Dental College of Georgia. He has given numerous programs nationally and internationally and is a Past President of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He is also the author of the textbooks: Esthetics of Anterior Fixed Restorations, and Smile Design – A guide for Clinician, Ceramist and Patient, both published by Quintessence Pub. Co. He is the recipient of the 2003 LSU Alumni Award, the 2003 Award of the Seattle Study Club for best dental educator of the year and the 2007
Distinguished Lecturer Award of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics. He became in 2009 the first receipient of the Endowed Chair sponsored by the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Society.

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September 17, 2017 - September 23, 2017

Dental Compounding: Could It Be Your Missing Piece?

Sep
20

September 20, 2017 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Dental Compounding: Could It Be Your Missing Piece?

2 CEU, Core • $75 Member Price

Compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications for patients. In recent years, compounding has experienced a renaissance, as modern technology and innovation techniques have allowed more dentists and other healthcare providers to work with pharmacists to customize medications to meet specific patient needs. Due to its variety of patients, dentistry is an ideal arena for compounded medication.

Working closely with a compounding pharmacist, a dental practitioner can prescribe medications for:

  • Pain Relief
  • Dry Socket Treatments
  • Oral ulcers
  • Gum disease
  • And more!

John Richards:

John Richards has worked as a community pharmacist for 26 years, receiving his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1991. In 2001, John purchased Professional Village Compounding Pharmacy, where they have specialized in compounding since 1959. John is currently on the clinical staff at University of the Pacific, as well as the University of California, San Francisco. He is originally from Riverside, California, where his grandfather was also a community pharmacist.

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Houston, We Have a Problem - IT Security, Disaster Recovery, HIPAA Compliance

Sep
20

September 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Houston, We Have a Problem – IT Security, Disaster Recovery, HIPAA Compliance

2 CEU, Core • $75 Member Price

Does 192.168.1.1 mean anything to you? How about backup validation?
This is one area of dental practice we can safely say we did not get any training in dental school. Let’s face it the days of the paper chart are numbered especially with the federal government pushing for electronic medica. So I would like to take the fear out of the unknown and give the attendee the tools and basic knowledge to be able to have an educated discussion with your IT service personnel to significantly reduce future computer problems. I want you taking care of your patients and not reinstalling Windows or Eaglesoft. The best offense is an amazing defense.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the basic “anatomy” of a computer network and failure points
  • Simple and effective methods to keep your computer systems free from viruses and drive by downloads
  • Keeping your patient data safe and make sure your back-up is working
  • How to choose an IT service company
  • Most of us have most likely sent out an email with a radiograph attached; Unfortunately, this is a HIPAA violation and come with a $10,000 to $250,000 fine per incident. Fortunately, I have a simple and easy way around that only requires a web browser.

Jonathan Szymanowski, DMD, MMScC:

Jonathan Szymanowski, DMD, MMsc 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, California.

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September 24, 2017 - September 30, 2017

Attitudes in the Workplace

Sep
27

September 27, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

October 1, 2017 - October 7, 2017

Manual Day: Build & Complete All Your Manuals in One Day!

Oct
6

October 6, 2017 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Manual Day: Build & Complete All Your Manuals in One Day!

6 CEU, Core • $199 Member Price

It’s Manual Day!
Bring your laptops, or your notebooks, and make your mandatory manuals all in one day!
By the time you walk out the door at 3pm, all the manuals will be finished!
We will help you write and update your manuals and the experts will be here to answer your questions, and bring you the most current information.

Come to this class to complete the following:

  • Employee Manual – Mari Bradford, CEA
  • HIPAA Manual – Teresa Pichay, CDA Regulatory Compliance Analyst
  • OSHA Manual – Teresa Pichay, CDA Regulatory Compliance Analyst

The OSHA and Employee Manual templates will be provided within the cost of the course.
We have a great group price for the ADA HIPAA Manual – we have it for $150. If you let us know with your registration, we will order it for you and have it at the course (2 weeks notice, please). Space is limited so please sign up early!

Mari Bradford, CEA:

Mari Bradford, CEA is a Hotline director with the California Employers Association and supports 9 large associations and their members on our hotlines. An experienced HR Generalist, Mari has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communications from CSU Sacramento and her PHR from the Society for Human Resource Management. She’s an expert on California employment law and compliance matters.

Teresa Pichay, CDA:

Teresa Pichay, CDA is a practice analyst for the California Dental Association. She has worked for CDA since 1995, specializing in the many regulatory issues that impact the practice of dentistry. Currently, Teresa works within the CDA Practice Support Center developing regulatory compliance resources for posting on the Compass Web site, and providing guidance and information directly to members.

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October 8, 2017 - October 14, 2017

Appelblatt's Law - the AIRWAY always wins!

Oct
10

October 10, 2017 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Appelblatt’s Law – the AIRWAY always wins!

3 CEU, Core • $69 Member Price

It is estimated that 80% of OSA is undiagnosed. Anything we can do to improve this would be of great benefit to society and our patients. Front end diagnosis and prevention is rare.Working to identify predisposition and possibly prevent later OSA in children is one of the ways we may get ahead on these abysmal statistics. Dentistry is an integral part of this!

Course Objectives:

  • Debunking myths regarding OSA
  • Alter stereotyping in the dental community
  • Fiberoptic laryngoscopy and cone beam CT in the diagnosis of OSA
  • Home sleep studies in the contemporary diagnosis and treatment of OSA.

Nan Appelblatt, MD:

Dr. Nan Appelblatt’s first lecture on OSA was to anesthesiologists in 1990, and she has been involved in teaching docs , other health care professionals, and patients about it since. Her poor children grew up with 8 track tapes of snoring as she drove them to school. Nan is one of the few double boarded sleep/ENT physicians. She considers herself “a connector” in the field of healthcare. We welcome her to the dental community for this presentation.

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October 22, 2017 - October 28, 2017

The Insurance You Need - Or Shouldn't Do Without

Oct
25

October 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

The Insurance You Need – Or Shouldn’t Do Without

No CEU • $75 Member Price

Is your practice AND your life appropriately insured? What if you can’t go to work tomorrow?
What if your practice burned down (and you were in it, but lived)? What is your most valuable asset in your practice? If your practice stops for either your own disability or something out of your control (i.e fire, computer hacking and shut down, accident) how do you pay the bills, the mortgage, your employee salaries, your loans? How long are you protected, even with insurance?

Do you sleep at night? Attend this course so that you will…:

  • Discover insurance available as a business owner as well as a clinical dentist
  • Become aware of the unknown risks that may plague your practice – and how to avoid or PROTECT you, your employees and your practice
  • Understand how disability companies define “disability” and how you can be paid … or not!
  • Why, and at what age and level of health, should you buy disability insurance?
  • Become aware of the unknown risks that may plague your practice and your ability to produce income– and how to avoid or PROTECT you, your family, your employees and your practice

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Licensure Renewal

Oct
27

October 27, 2017 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Licensure Renewal

6 CEU, Core • $175 Member Price

California Dental Practice Act- This course is required for all California dental license renewals and will update dental professionals on current laws that affect dentistry. Topics will include scope of practice, violations of the dental practice act and attending regulations, citations, fines, license actions, mandatory reporter obligations, prescription writing regulations, license renewal requirements, and determining the legal use of utilizing dental auxiliaries.

Infection Control- This course is required for all California dental license renewals. The participant will learn how to update their existing infection control practices to meet the current minimum standards for Infection Control.

OSHA Refresher- This course is designed to familiarize the reader with the basic elements of an OSHA bloodborne pathogen program. OSHA requires employers to provide bloodborne pathogen training to employees at least annually.

Course Objectives:

  • Locate Dental Board regulations affecting dentistry
  • Understand Infection Control regulations and recognize gaps
  • Meet annual OSHA training requirements

Leslie Canham, CDA, RDA, CSP:

Leslie Canham, is a speaker and consultant specializing in Infection Control, OSHA Compliance, Dental Practice Act, HIPAA regulations, and a variety of subjects surrounding accommodating and treating special needs patients. In dentistry since 1972, Leslie lectures nationally and internationally and has earned the reputation as an outstanding speaker in dentistry. Her fast paced, entertaining programs deliver up to date accurate information that dental teams can relate to. Leslie is also a Certified Speaking Professional, which is a designation conferred by the National Speakers Association. Fewer than 10 percent of speakers worldwide hold this professional designation.

In addition to her busy speaking schedule, Leslie provides in-office training, mock-inspections, dental office audits, consulting, and webinars. Leslie is recognized as a continuing education provider by the Academy of General Dentistry and the California Dental Board. She is also authorized by the Department of Labor as an OSHA Outreach Trainer.

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October 29, 2017 - November 4, 2017

Thriving or Surviving? - The 5 Things Every Dental Business Owner Must Know to Have a Thriving Practice

Nov
2

November 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Thriving or Surviving? – The 5 Things Every Dental Business Owner Must Know to Have a Thriving Practice

2 CEU, 20% • $75 Member Price

Compliance issues, hiring, firing, overhead…If it’s not one things it’s another and as a dentist, keeping your practice growing and thriving can be a real challenge. In today’s economic climate, survival is not enough, you must thrive!

In this evening’s program you’ll learn the 5 Crucial things to get and keep your practice thriving. And the best part…this all does not need to be done by you!

Virginia Moore will lead you on a briskly-paced “tour” of how to have your practice thrive!

Course Objectives:

  • How to know, absolutely, that your practice is thriving…and what to do if it’s not!
  • The best methods for thriving when you are climbing out of survival mode.
  • To engage your team in creating practice success, and how to acknowledge those accomplishments.
  • The definitive 7 methods for having your finger on the “pulse of your practice” assuring the “thrive”

Virginia Moore:

Bringing greater productivity and profitability to general dental and periodontal practices has been the result of Virginia Moore’s consulting practice over the past 25 years.

As a speaker, Virginia has presented at the top dental meetings in the U.S. and has spoken at meetings in Canada, the Middle East and Asia.

Virginia is a contributor to ADA’s newest publication Expert Business Strategies, is a regular contributor to ADA’s Dental Practice Success, as well as authoring 2 books and co-authoring 8 books on practice management. Her passion is getting results that further the success of dental practices.

Virginia is a graduate of the ADA KEMP for dentists. She is a member and Past-President of Academy of Dental Management Consultants and also holds membership in the National Speaker’s Association, and Speaking and Consulting Network.

She can be reached at vmoore@virginiamoore.com or 530-527-9457.

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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)