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

October 13, 2019 - October 19, 2019

Top 10 Practice Management Tips…Like Floss, They Work!

Oct
16

October 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Top 10 Practice Management Tips…Like Floss, They Work!

2 CEU, 20% • $75 Member Price

No argument here, there are 100 ways to succeed. The latest and greatest management trends are not brand new. Many successful practices distinguish themselves by getting back to the basics before they achieve the extraordinary. Discover how, without being the “bad boss”.

  • Make every action count… 1st impressions to treatment completion & beyond
  • Implement highly effective systems, protocol and policies… With less stress
  • Boost teamwork, productivity and profitability…In a “no drama zone”

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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California Dental Practice Act, Infection Control, and OSHA Refresher

Oct
18

October 18, 2019 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pmAt SDDS Classroom

California Dental Practice Act, Infection Control, and OSHA Refresher

6(2, 2, 2) CEU, Core • $199 Member Price

Are you a licensee who’s looking to bang-out all the mandatory courses in one day?
Say no more — our All-In-One covers the following:

  • 2-hours of California Dental Practice Act for California licensees
  • 2-hours of Infection Control for California licensees
  • 2-hours of OSHA refresher to include bloodborne pathogens, hazard communication, materials safety, general office and all the required elements of your compliance in the office for all those classified as being exposed to pathogens

We encourage all licensed as well as unlicensed staff to attend this comprehensive education day which covers scope of practice, infection control regulations from the Dental Board, employee safety issues from Cal-OSHA and a review of the duties and functions of practitioners in dental healthcare provision.

Note: The Infection Control portion of this course DOES NOT meet the mandatory education requirements for unlicensed dental assistants. Unlicensed assistants are required to complete an 8-hour Board-approved course in order to meet employment criteria as an assistant.

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 20, 2019 - October 26, 2019

HR Solutions – For the Practice Owner (and Supervisors)

Oct
25

October 25, 2019 at 8:30 am - 12:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

HR Solutions – For the Practice Owner (and Supervisors)

2 CEU, CORE & 2 CEU, 20% • $199

Life can be lonely at the top. What are the HR issues that keep employers up at night?
This 4 hour class will include the MANDATORY Harassment prevention for supervisors, as well as discussions regarding various HR topics. Bring your questions! Included will be:

  • Labor laws
  • Leaves
  • Alternate workweek
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Hiring and firing, final checks

Jessica Hawthorne, California Employers Association:

As our Senior HR Director, Jessica manages CEA’s team of HR Directors and Advisors. Jessica has conducted hundreds of investigations over the years, including sexual harassment investigations. She understands the complexities of He Said/She Said situations and is an expert at helping to determine credibility during the investigation process. She is always an engaging and dynamic speaker, including many real life examples in her training programs.

Jessica joined CEA in 2016 after serving as Sr. Employment Law Counsel and manager of the Labor Law Helpline at the California Chamber of Commerce. She used her employment law knowledge and expertise to produce and conduct webinars and seminars, as well as contribute to CalChamber publications.

Jessica previously acted as California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA) Internal Counsel and as an associate with Young, Minney, and Corr, a law firm specializing in labor and employment and charter school law. Jessica Hawthorne is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (B.A.) and Widener University School of Law (J.D.).

Gail Whaley, California Employers Association:

Gail Whaley’s knowledge and insight enhances our already strong team of HR Advisors. Prior to joining CEA, Gail served as the Senior Employment Law Counsel at the California Chamber of Commerce for seven years. She has used her employment law background and education to create countless human resources compliance products and materials such as HR forms, policies, checklists, handbooks and guides. Gail uses her legal experience to monitor legislative and litigation developments and provide up-to-date information to CEA membership through HR blogs, newsletters and other publications. She makes the most complex laws easy to understand and includes practical ways for employers to implement new policies and procedures.

Early in her career, Gail specialized in labor and employment law, and has nearly 20 years experience working in California law firms such as Hanson Bridgett, LLP and Nossaman, LLP. Her extensive background in legal compliance and workplace investigations makes her a well-rounded advisor.
A great litigator, author, educator and executive coach, Gail works with CEA members’ everyday on employee relation issues. She enjoys working on site with employers, and often their employees, to provide solutions and conflict resolution. Gail is a California native who attended U.C. Berkeley (B.A., Political Science) and USC Gould School of Law (J.D.).

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October 27, 2019 - November 2, 2019

Harassment Prevention Training – For Employees (Webinar)

Oct
30

October 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

November 3, 2019 - November 9, 2019

OSHA - Train the Trainers - Then Train Your Team

Nov
6

November 6, 2019 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

OSHA – Train the Trainers – Then Train Your Team

2 CEU, Core • $80

This course covers the primary focus points to complete an annual training session in the office. This course addresses the development and implementation of an Exposure Control Plans (ECP) for dental healthcare facilities. Course topics include:

  • understanding the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
  • understanding the Hazard Communication regulations and the latest information
  • determining potential exposure(s) and methods of control
  • developing an Exposure Control Plan (ECP) and maintaining it
  • vaccinations
  • exposure incidents, workers comp requirements for treatment
  • training regulations and record keeping

Upon course completion, participants will have the ability to:

  • take a step-by-step approach in training OSHA in their healthcare facility while utilizing the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard as a reference.
  • understand and describe training requirements and eligibility topics for all training to be considered valid.
  • teach workers about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint as well as how to recognize, abate and prevent job-related hazards.

LaDonna Drury-Klein, The Foundation for Allied Dental Education:

Ms. Drury-Klein RDA, BS, is a dedicated, engaging trainer in OSHA, Infection Control and regulatory issues affecting the profession. Following 18 years of clinical experience and 20 years as an educator, LaDonna has successfully authored textbooks for dental assisting, served as a two-time appointee to the Dental Board of California under Governor Gray Davis, and is the Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation for Allied Dental Education.

This course has been postponed.

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Harassment Prevention Training – For Employees (Webinar)

Nov
7

November 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Implants Made Easy

Nov
8

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

Implants Made Easy

5 CEU, Core • $250

It takes guts to be honest and tell your patients what they really need!!! Can you do it? Do you have the tools (the know-how) to give them what they need? And if you do, do you have the courage to present it? Communicating with patients should not be something to be feared, but, amazingly, many dentists are afraid. Being honest with the patient is key, and they should trust your recommendations.

This course is designed to motivate you to put fear aside and take your practice to the next level with dental implants. All dentists should be placing implants – are you? Dr. Eggleston will discuss the many aspects of implants and will give attendees the courage to do them properly, whether it is a small or large case, and communicate effectively to the patient. Topics discussed will be:

  • Where to begin and how to influence the patient’s decision – or objections – on large or small cases
  • Guided implants placement
  • Single, multiple implants and traditional fixed implants; Implants and bridge diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Full Reconstruction with mixed dentition as well as edentulous
  • All on 4
  • Grafting: Socket, Onlay, Block, Sinus (Internal & Lateral Wall)

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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November 10, 2019 - November 16, 2019

GM - Healing Your Heart: The Gut, Brain and Heart Connection

Nov
12

November 12, 2019 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Healing Your Heart: The Gut, Brain and Heart Connection

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

Can gut function and brain consciousness heal the body? Back by popular demand, Dr. Peters returns to SDDS to discuss the connection between gut health and heart health. This evening promises to be another great discussion illuminating how whole body health impacts your life, your practice and your patients. Bring your staff – it promises to be a great meeting!

  • Understand how your thoughts impact your cardiac function
  • Cardiology update for the dental practitioner – What’s new in cardiology?
  • Identify barriers to heart healing – physical, emotional, toxic blockers
  • Create strategies using our emotional intelligence to heal our body

Steve Peters, MD:

Dr. Peters is a Cardiologist practicing in Lincoln, Auburn and Roseville. Dr. Peters graduated with honors from Georgetown University of Medicine in 1993. He is a Diplomat with the National Board of Medical Examiners and American Board of Medicine. He is also an American College of Cardiology Fellow.

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HR Webinar: Alternative Workweeks

Nov
13

November 13, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CPR BLS Renewal Course

Nov
15

November 15, 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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