Courses

Courses2019-05-29T11:07:43-07:00

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

August 9, 2020 - August 15, 2020

CPR BLS Course

Aug
14

August 14, 2020 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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September 6, 2020 - September 12, 2020

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

Sep
8

September 8, 2020 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

A Day in the Office…Surefire Ways to Coordinate the Chaos

3 CEU, 20% • $75 Member Price

5:45-6:45pm – Registration & Vendors
6:50-7:15pm – Announcements & Dinner
7:30-9:00pm – Speaker • 3 CE units, 20%

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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September 13, 2020 - September 19, 2020

Harassment Prevention Training - For Employees (Webinar)

Sep
16

September 16, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CE - Special Needs Patients in Your Dental Practice

Sep
16

September 16, 2020 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmAt SDDS Office

Special Needs Patients in Your Dental Practice

2 CEU, Core • Free to Attend!

This course invites dentists, staff members, parents of special needs patients (adult and children), advocates and others to come together to discuss the following topics:

  • integrating special needs patients in your practice
  • office settings and concerns
  • private insurance, MediCal and hospital dentistry
  • desensitization and integration
  • autism characteristics and office protocols

Speaker information coming soon!

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Instructions for completing fillable PDF forms: Please open the fillable PDF form directly in Adobe Reader®/Acrobat. Get the free latest version of Adobe Reader®. Once you have filled out each field, please save a copy for your records to guarantee submission. Next, click the SUBMIT button to return the completed form to SDDS by email.

BF - Become the Ultimate Data-Driven CEO

Sep
17

September 17, 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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Manual Day: Build & Complete Your OSHA, Employee & HIPAA Manuals!

Sep
18

September 18, 2020 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pmAt SDDS Office

Manual Day: Build & Complete Your OSHA, Employee & HIPAA 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, California Employers Association
  • 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 – $175. 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, California Employers Association:

Mari Bradford is an HR Advisor with the California Employers Association and supports CEA members as well as the 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. An expert on California employment law and compliance matters, Mari is also a skilled trainer in wage and hour compliance.

Teresa Pichay, CDA:

Teresa Pichay is a practice analyst with the California Dental Association. She has worked for CDA since 1995, specializing in many of the regulatory issues impacting the practice of dentistry. Teresa works within CDA Practice Support developing regulatory compliance resources for posting online, and providing guidance and information directly to members. Prior to joining CDA, Ms. Pichay worked for other business and trade associations.

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September 20, 2020 - September 26, 2020

Harassment Prevention Training – For Supervisors/Employers (Webinar)

Sep
22

September 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

CE - The Endodontic-Periodontal Problem: Treatment Integration

Sep
25

September 25, 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

This Course is Sponsored by:

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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September 27, 2020 - October 3, 2020

L&L - Front Office Study Club

Sep
30

September 30, 2020 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Front Office Study Club

2 CEU, 20% • $80

Course description coming soon.

Melinda Heryford, MBA:

Speaker bio coming soon.

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October 4, 2020 - October 10, 2020

CE - Pearls in the Backyard

Oct
7

October 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Pearls in the Backyard

4 CEU, Core • $199 Member Price

Course description coming soon!

Clifford Chow, DDS:

Speaker bio coming soon.

Peter Worth, DDS:

Speaker bio coming soon.

Jonathan Szymanowski, DMD, MMSc:

Speaker bio coming soon.

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