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

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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December 1, 2019 - December 7, 2019

Harassment Prevention Training – For Supervisors/Employers (Webinar)

Dec
5

December 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

January 12, 2020 - January 18, 2020

GM - “SDDS Talk” Night

Jan
14

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

“SDDS Talk” Night – 10 on 10, 10 Minutes, 10 Slides, 5 Speakers

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

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:

Bulk Fill, Dual Cure Composites. Proven to be Better, Faster and Longer Lasting!, Dr. David Roholt
Recent research validates that, when properly bonded and placed, bulk fill, dual cure composites have much less micro-leakage than ANY light cured composites. I will share my 20+ years of clinical success and show that they are less technique sensitive, require fewer steps and provide a more predictable, long lasting restoration.

Accelerated Orthodontics, Dr. Brandon Martin
How long will my orthodontic treatment take? This is the most common question I answer during every new patient consultation. Treatment time reduction has shifted from modifying mechanics to modifying biology. Different strategies ranging from wilkodontics and piezocision to vibratory forces and light stimulation will be reviewed.

Guided Implant Placement, Dr. Jag Heir
Guided implant surgery offers a predictable implant-based solution for the dentate and edentulous patient by proper pre-operative planning for bone grafting and implant placement from a single implant to a complex eight implant solution for a single jaw. This lecture will present an overview of the principles associated with Guided Implant Surgery along with clinical case presentations and treatment results.

Advanced Bone Grafting vs Graft-Less Approach in Dental Implant Rehabilitation, Dr. Alexander Antipov
The advantages and importance of bone grafting in dental implantology cannot be overstated, but for variety of reasons graft-less approach offers an ultimate solution, especially in full arch cases. Let’s see for ourselves. To graft or not to graft, remains the question.

Steps to Reduce the Risk of Peri-Implantitis, Dr. Ash Vasanthan
As dental implants have become a part of everyday dentistry, more and more patients are treated with this modality for missing teeth. Maintaining healthy implants along with healthy teeth will become the “Cornerstone of Oral health”. With increasing number of dental providers offering implant services with varying levels of knowledge, training and experience, the incidence and prevalence of Peri-implantitis is and will be on the rise. Since there is no clear guideline for the management or predictable treatment concept, prevention of peri-implantitis is key.

David Roholt, DDS:

Dr. Roholt graduated from UCSF School of Dentistry in 1989 and obtained his Masters with ICOI in 2011. In 2017, Dr. Roholt lectured at the International Academy of Dental Research in San Francisco on Bulk Fill, Dual Cure Composites. Dr. Roholt practices dentistry in Auburn, CA, where he and his wife of 27 years live. Dr. Roholt enjoys spending time with his two grown children and traveling in their RV, “Trudy!”

Brandon Martin, DDS, MS:

Dr. Martin is a graduate of the UCSF School of Dentistry who then received his certificate in orthodontics and master’s degree from the University of Maryland. He is an active member of the AAO and practices at Alexander & Martin Orthodontics with offices in Rocklin, Roseville, and Sacramento.

Jagdev Heir, DMD, MD:

Dr. Heir is a practicing Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon since 2006. Dr. Heir graduated with a Biochemistry degree from Rutgers University and went on to the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed a Facial & Body Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship in Oklahoma City. He is triple Board Certified in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Facial Cosmetic Surgery, and General Body Cosmetic Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). During his free time, Dr. Heir enjoys spending time with his two boys, family and friends.

Alexander Antipov, DDS:

Dr. Antipov received his D.D.S. degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in Southern California, followed by a fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Columbia University Harlem Hospital Center in New York. He completed a four-year Surgical and Anesthesia training at Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

Ash Vasanthan, DDS, MS:

Dr. Vasanthan has a practice limited to Periodontics and Dental Implants in Roseville and Citrus Heights. He is board certified by “American Board of Periodontology” and the “American Board of Oral Implantology”. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He has served on the Nugget Editorial Committee for the past 8 years and is currently the “Editor-in Chief”.

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January 19, 2020 - January 25, 2020

HR Webinar: New Employment Laws for 2020

Jan
22

January 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CPR BLS Renewal Course

Jan
22

January 22, 2020 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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March 8, 2020 - March 14, 2020

GM - Oral Surgery in the General Dental Office

Mar
10

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

Oral Surgery in the General Dental Office: From Pitfalls to Professional Fulfillment

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

Every general dentist can and should develop a working knowledge and skills in office oral surgery. There are secrets in knowledge and skill that every oral surgeon must learn on the altar of experience. These can and should be known by every dentist and include secrets such as:

  • Which teeth can and must be extracted now and which should be treated medically.
  • What means work for controlling acute odontalgia.
  • When should a tooth be sectioned or have bone removed for removal and how can that be done most flawlessly.
  • What elevator and forceps tricks work rapidly and without morbidity and which ones we all learn do not really work very well .
  • What is my “defcon” level and subsequent actions for patients who I have difficulty obtaining adequate local anesthesia.
  • Which patients are at true risk for medical catastrophe in my office and how can I detect these risks.

Leon Assael, DMD:

Dr. Leon Assael DMD is the Founding Dean of California Northstate College of Dental Medicine, He is Adjunct Associate Professor in Public Health, and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery at University of California San Francisco. He is the immediate past Chair of the Board of the American Dental Education Association. He is Dean Emeritus of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry He is holds an BA from Columbia University and earned a DMD from Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, as well as a Certificate in Medical Management from the University of Kentucky. He completed his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Vanderbilt University.
Dr. Assael was in medical school/hospital based practice until entering dental education at the University of Connecticut in 1989. He has served as residency program director in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Medical College of Wisconsin, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, the University of Connecticut and Oregon Health & Sciences University. Dr. Assael served as Dean at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry until 2003, when he was appointed program director then chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Medical Director hospital dentistry at the Oregon Health & Science University.
He is the past editor-in-chief of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2001-2011, current co-editor in chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, past chairman of the Council on Dental Education and Licensure of the American Dental Association, and a diplomate to the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Assael is the past chair of the Council of Deans of the American Dental Education Association. In 2001, President George W. Bush awarded Dr. Assael the America’s Promise Award for advancements in oral health in Appalachia achieved by the University of Kentucky faculty. He is the recipient of the Donald Osborn award for outstanding educator in oral and maxillofacial surgery. In 2010, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons awarded Dr. Assael the Board of Trustees special recognition award. Dr. Assael has clinical and research interests in value based health care, systems based oral health education, Dental therapy, bone diseases and nerve injury.

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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 webinar. 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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