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 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, FACS, FAASM:

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

Christopher Nunn, MassMutual Financial Group Northern California:

Christopher Nunn has specialized in working with predominately dentists and physicians throughout California for the past 11 years. Born and raised in the greater Sacramento area and being the 4th generation from his family to reside here. He is committed to serving his clients, their families, businesses, partners, and the overall community with honesty and integrity.

Chris Stafford, TDIC:

Chris Stafford has over 17 years of experience in the insurance industry. Chris joined TDIC in October of 2012 as Director of Business Development. He was promoted to Vice President of Sales & Service in 2014. During his tenure, TDIC has grown by over 25% in total premium and has improved market share of dentists in California to 85%. His prior companies were InterWest Insurance Services in Sacramento, ABD Insurance Services in Redwood City and Driver Alliant Insurance Services in San Diego where he focused in Technology, Biotechnology, Medical Malpractice and Financial Services. Chris brings a strong background in insurance product knowledge and sales skills to the TDIC team.

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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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Business Owners Bootcamp

Nov
3

November 3, 2017 at 8:30 am - 1:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Business Owners Bootcamp

5 CEU, 20% • $199 Member Price

Whether you are a recent grad or have been in practice for years, join us for a refreshing day that will grow and rejuvenate your practice. It all starts with coming back to basics and building or renewing the foundation of your practice.

Virginia Moore will provide resources that will give you easy, step-by-step processes to evaluate and enhance the key elements of successful practices.

Be here for a program that will give you renewed enthusiasm and energy for your dental practice and your role as the business owner.

Here’s what you’ll gain from spending the day with us:

  • A checklist for the 5 major systems in your practice.
  • The most important question you must be able to answer as the business owner.
  • The definitive answers to “what is healthy for my overhead?”.
  • How to handle the “alphabet soup” of SEO, OSHA, HIPAA, CDT…
  • Checklists, calculations and letters to help solve some of your most challenging issues.

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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November 5, 2017 - November 11, 2017

CPR BLS Renewal Course

Nov
10

November 10, 2017 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 or do not possess a CPR card may be allowed to take a renewal course, but will not be given the option of remediation. If you have never taken CPR, you will need to take a full day certification course. 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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November 12, 2017 - November 18, 2017

Dental Photography: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Nov
14

November 14, 2017 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Dental Photography: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

3 CEU, Core • $69 Member Price

Most care provided in a dental setting is not in response to acute or ongoing pain. And since our ability to treat our patients’ problems oftentimes depends on our ability to teach them about their dental problems or cosmetic issues, it’s become very important to have the patients “see” what their problems or deficiencies are through imaging. Intra- and extra-oral imaging, often in concert with radiographic imaging, can be our best tools to our educate patients.

Here’s what you’ll gain from spending the day with us:

  • Learn what makes a good image (in nature as well as facially and in the mouth).
  • Learn how to Eliminate distractions through appropriate capture as well as the use of a handful of post-processing tools. Less is more.
  • Learn to communicate with patients, colleagues, insurers, and labs.
  • Learn the importance of backing up, Key wording, and the use of your images for marketing your practices.

Mark Zablotsky, DDS:

Dr. Zablotsky did his undergraduate (1981) and dental training at Ohio State University (1985). And after a brief stint in the USAF, attended LSU’s school of dentistry for his periodontal training. Upon completion of his training in 1990 he moved to Sacramento where he has been in full time private practice, and is board certified (1992). Dr. Zablotsky has held faculty appointments at UOP and UCSF as well as a visiting lecturer at his alma mater. Over the years he has lectured and published extensively on the topics of periodontal and dental implant therapy with an emphasis on bone and soft tissue reconstruction and the treatment of the ailing and failing dental implant. Finally, in his spare time he has become a professional landscape and wildlife photographer, and leads photographic workshops around the US and abroad. markzablotskyphotography.com, perioimplant.com

Robert Katibah, DDS:

Robert Katibah, D.D.S. received his undergraduate degree from U.C. Davis in 1976 and graduated from U.C. San Francisco in 1981. He is a Sacramento native with two grown children. Rob is a musician (keyboards) and an enthusiastic photographer. He and his wife travel extensively pursuing their passion of nature and wildlife photography.

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Navigating GHS: The Contemporary Approach to Hazard Communication

Nov
15

November 15, 2017 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Navigating GHS: The Contemporary Approach to Hazard Communication

2 CEU, Core • $75 Member Price

Original MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) are no longer the required elements to hazard communication; they have been replaced with Safety Data Sheets (SDS) using the new Globally Harmonized System (GHS). Is your office up to date and using the new system? Staff training was to have occurred in 2013 – did you miss the mark? It’s not too late. This class will teach you all you need to know to take back to do the proper training with your team.

Course Objectives:

  • The new system of labeling products and materials in your office
  • The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Safety and Hazard Communication (standardized for the entire world!)
  • Required pictograms to communicate dangerous elements used in the workplace setting

LaDonna Drury-Klein:

Ms. LaDonna 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.

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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)