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

April 22, 2018 - April 28, 2018

Alternative Workweek

Apr
24

April 24, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

Apr
25

April 25, 2018 at 11:30 am - 1:30 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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April 29, 2018 - May 5, 2018

Licensure Renewal

May
4

May 4, 2018 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pmAt SDDS Classroom

California Dental Practice Act, Infection Control, OSHA Refresher

6 CEU, Core • $175 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-DOSH 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.

Donna Drury Klein, RDA, BS:

Donna 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, Donna 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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May 6, 2018 - May 12, 2018

Lower Molar Anesthesia- The NEW Game Changer!

May
8

May 8, 2018 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Lower Molar Anesthesia- The NEW Game Changer!

3 CEU, Core • $69 Member Price

Lower molar anesthesia can be one of the most time consuming and frustrating occurrences, especially if it is difficult to get a patient numb. Join us for the latest advancements in anesthesia and learn how you can “Set down the syringe, and pick up the drill.” Learn the exact steps to perform this anesthesia technique safely and effectively.

Course Objectives:

  • Be guided in optimal uses, cases and best practices
  • Uncover exclusive troubleshooting tips and practical hints for lower molars
  • Walk away with the tools to solve one of the most troublesome aspects of dentistry

Gregory K. Tuttle, DDS:

Gregory K. Tuttle, DDS, founder of TuttleNumbNow (TNN) introduce s a one-step localized intra-osseous anesthesia method, where patients experience instant numbness, allowing dentists to improve efficiency, eliminate excess and lessen their risk. TNN is a new primary injection of choice for lower posterior teeth replacing the IA nerve block and supplemental PDL injections.

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May 27, 2018 - June 2, 2018

7th Annual Pearls in the Backyard

Jun
1

June 1, 2018 at 8:00 am - 1:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

7th Annual Pearls in the Backyard – Digital Dentistry

5 CEU, Core • $199 Member Price

From all aspects of dentistry, this CE course gathers together four SDDS member dentists who will present digital pearls for the general practitioner as well as specialists.

The Human Face as a 3D Model for Analysis and Treatment
Shikha Rathi, BDS, MS (Radiology)

Recent technological advances have permitted combination of individually acquired surface and subsurface volumetric scans into a 3D matrix to create an anatomically accurate re-construction of the dental patient. This patient-specific model is comprised of tissues including teeth, bones, joints, skin and muscles. This section will introduce implementation of the digital model for biometric analyses, growth simulations and treatment planning.

Digital Orthodontics: the New Standard of Practice
P. Scott Favero, DMD, MS (Orthodontics)

Digital advances such as CBCT, scanners and 3D printers have allowed development of applications that use various approaches to visualize patient records in 3 dimensions, perform virtual 3D treatment for tooth movement and surgical treatment and directly apply that virtual treatment accurately to the patient through various treatment modalities – labial and lingual bracket systems, robotically bent arch wires, bracket placement accuracy, and “in house” aligner fabrication. This presentation will review some of the latest digital orthodontic advances.

Digital prosthodontics – Don’t be left in the stone ages
Brock Hinton, DDS (Prosthodontics)

Digital Dentistry is here to stay. Bunsen burners, waxing instruments, casting, dental x-ray film, paper charts, pouring up models and PFM’s have all become dinosaurs. CAD/CAM , CBCT and other digital advancements offer improved quality, improved cost and time efficiency, improved communication and an improved patient experience. Come find out what’s happening in Prosthodontics.

Virtual Surgery Guided Execution – Orthognathic Surgery
Richard Jackson, DDS (Orthognathic)

The Virtually Dynamic patient specific models have multiple therapeutic uses in dentistry today. They are used for orthodontic, prosthodontic, endodontic, and implantology cases. This part of the lecture will focus on virtual dynamic patient specific models for corrective jaw surgery, including data acquisition and the construction of the use of the virtual models for treatment planning of the face, airway, bite, smile and joint. Also presented will be the production of custom plates, marking and cutting guides that are utilized in a state of the art guided surgery.

Shikha Rathi, BDS, MS:

Dr. Rathi is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist and maintains a private practice at DDI imaging center in Roseville, California. She is an adjunct assistant professor in the department of Orthodontics at the University of Pacific, San Francisco. She has authored several textbook chapters and is a recognized reviewer of the journal of Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, Oral Radiology (OOOO).

P. Scott Favero, DMD, MS:

Dr. Favero has a B.S. from Brigham Young University, a D.M.D. from Washington University and an M.S. from St. Louis University. He has been specializing in Orthodontics, in the Greater Sacramento area since 1986. Dr. Favero practiced general dentistry in Sacramento from 1981 to 1984. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, California Association of Orthodontists and Pacific Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Associaition, California Dental Association and Sacramento District Dental Society. Dr. Favero’s son, Christian, is finishing his orthodontic residency at the University of Texas, Houston in August and will be joining him in his practice then.

Brock Hinton, DDS:

Brock Hinton is a prosthodontist with 30 years of experience in a group specialty practice treating complex dental problems. His practice includes all phases of prosthodontics including full mouth rehabilitation, dental implant reconstruction, cosmetics, TMJ and sleep disorders.

Richard Jackson, DDS:

Dr. Richard F. Jackson is a Board Certified Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon who has been in the practice of oral maxillofacial surgery in Sacramento, California for the past 30 years. He limits his practice to surgically facilitated orthodontics and orthognathic surgery.

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August 5, 2018 - August 11, 2018

CPR

Aug
10

August 10, 2018 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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September 16, 2018 - September 22, 2018

HR Webinar: He Said/She Said - Workplace Credibility & Investigations

Sep
19

September 19, 2018 at 11:45 am - 2:00 pm

Three-Dimensional (3-D) Endodontic Instrumentation and Obturation

Sep
21

September 21, 2018 at 8:30 am - 1:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Three-Dimensional (3-D) Endodontic Instrumentation and Obturation

5 CEU, Core • Price coming soon

At last Endodontic Evolution meets Endodontic Revolution! After two decades of research and experimentation with NiTi rotary instruments, an expandable rotary instrument has been created. New adaptive 3D files have produced a revolution in simplicity, efficiency, and safety for you and your patients. These unique instruments expand at body temperature effectively debriding and disinfecting oval and irregular shaped canals without compromising the structural integrity of the treated tooth. This body temperature transformation allows faster and safer instrumentation using less files than conventional techniques. The improved file-dentin interface allows minimally invasive root canal preparations that can easily be obturated using bioceramics. True 3-D instrumentation and obturation has arrived.

Participants will have the opportunity to validate these concepts during the hands-on session. Real World Endo remains dedicated to the preservation of the natural dentition. A new era has begun!

During this lecture/hands-on participants will learn::

  • The basic foundations of Endodontic success.
  • The concept of anatomic shaping.
  • To triage Basic and Advanced cases and how to apply the correct instrumentation for each case.
  • Two different instrumentation techniques for managing different canal anatomies (conventional & 3D).
  • The benefits of sealer based obturation using bioceramics.

Alex Fleury, DDS, MS:

Dr. Alex Fleury received his Masters of Science Degree in Oral Biology and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He received his DDS Degree in 1984 from the University of São Paulo. Dr. Fleury served as Director of Predoctoral Endodontics for 6 years at both Nova Southeastern University School of Dental Medicine in Florida and Baylor College of Dentistry. He currently serves as Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Dentistry, working with Endodontic Residents. Of particular pride is being named the recipient of the “Edward E. Osetek Award” for best new Endodontic Educator of the year by the American Association of Endodontists. In addition, Dr. Fleury is honored to have been the recipient of the “Richard F. Weiss Achievement Award presented by the Louis I. Grossman Study Club (University of Pennsylvania). He also served on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics, and as well serves as the Director of Educational Resources for Real World Endodontics.

Dr. Fleury is currently in the full-time private practice of Endodontics in Dallas, Texas.

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September 23, 2018 - September 29, 2018

Business Forum

Sep
26

September 26, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Business Forum – Title TBA

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September 30, 2018 - October 6, 2018

Adult Oral Conscious Sedation: DOCS

Oct
5

October 5, 2018 at 8:30 am - 4:00 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Adult Oral Conscious Sedation: DOCS

7 CEU, Core • Price coming soon

Course description coming soon!

Course Objectives:

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Anthony Feck, DMD:

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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)