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 5, 2018 - August 11, 2018

CPR BLS Course

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. 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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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 and to guarantee submission. Next, click the SUBMIT button to return the completed form to SDDS by email.

September 9, 2018 - September 15, 2018

Throwdown! Where’s the Bite?

Sep
11

September 11, 2018 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Throwdown! Where’s the Bite?

3 CEU, Core • $75 Member Price

We have seen jaws wiggled, or even romanced. We have seen electrodes applied to the jaws, shocking the jaws into place. We have put plastic, metal and wet cotton rolls in mouths … all used to find where the jaw wants to be.

Where is this elusive bite and how do we get there?

This THROWDOWN and sure to be lively program takes the views of noted dentists and walks through the breaking down of difficult cases into simplified protocols. Let’s clear the air.

Speakers:

Presented by: Brock Hinton, DDS

Dr. 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.

Presented by: Tim Mickiewicz, DDS

Dr. Mickiewicz practices Midtown Sacramento at Alhambra and J St. A new space opened in summer of 2017. His practice is dedicated to Temporomandibular Disorders, Facial Pain, Oral Medicine, Dental Sleep Medicine and Orthodontics. On a regular basis, he serves as an expert for both defense and plaintiff attorneys in Northern California. For decades, he has been contracted to provide dental solutions for medical problems for Dignity Health, Sutter Medical System and University of California Davis, Medical Center, responsible for Greater Northern California. A 1982 graduate of University of Pacific, he started practice with the US. Public Health Service. After three years of service he relocated to Sacramento and has been in continuous practice since.

Presented by: Viren Patel, DDS

Bio coming soon!

Presented by: Darce Slate, DDS

Dr. Slate has a private practice in Rocklin, California. He is active in many local and national dental organizations. He is a graduate of the Kois Center in Seattle; a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology; and a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. A Bay Area native, Dr. Slate received his degree with honors from the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry. Dr. Slate is married and has two children. He enjoys scuba diving and traveling.

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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.

September 16, 2018 - September 22, 2018

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

Sep
19

September 19, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 2:15 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

Sponsored by Real World Endo & Brasseler

5 CEU, Core • $199

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.

Course registration options coming soon!

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.

September 23, 2018 - September 29, 2018

It’s NOT Just About Your Website

Sep
26

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

It’s NOT Just About Your Website

No CEU • $75

A properly-built website is necessary to peak a prospect patient’s attention, but it’s where and how you receive those visits as well as how prospect patients are handled that make the difference between an appointment or not. We will present tools and techniques that have proven to be successful in practices using our over 20 years of marketing experience and how you can implement them in your own practice to maximize your online efforts.

Course Objectives:

  • Why advertising is a must
  • Properly handling website prospects
  • Utilizing call tracking to enhance conversions

Mike Johnstone, Infostar:

Mike began his career with InfoStar back in 2001 and has grown-up living and experiencing dental marketing making him a valuable wealth of knowledge in all areas of marketing a dental practice on the internet. He built his first dental website when he was just 16 and has never looked back. His thirst for technology and helping dental practices become successful also brought forth the SideKick patient education system and the Showcase, a cloud-based reception-area presentation both of which have been used in dental practices across the country to close cases. He has hands-on experience and helped mature each aspect of online marketing that InfoStar provides today making him more than just someone who can talk-the-talk.
Mike graduated college, majoring in neuropsychology, which helped kick-start InfoStar’s successful methods in advertising and promoting dental practices on the Internet through search and social media. His customer service skills and ability to critically think about the needs of a practice carries through to his team at InfoStar for which he personally works with on a daily basis.
Today in everything that Mike has achieved and in working along-side InfoStar’s founder, Greg Sconce, he is partner at InfoStar and looks forward to helping each practice see the value in successful online marketing in order to grow the practice to its highest potential.

Sheri Merrick, Infostar:

Sheri Merrick started her career in the dental industry back in 1993. Her first position was as Office Manager/Bookkeeper for an Endodontic Firm in California’s Bay Area. That is where her passion began and grew. She loved feeling that she was able to help people who were in extreme pain find a solution. In 1998 she decided to expand her education into the dental field and took a position as Office Manager of a General Dental Practice. Here, she gained more knowledge of what the industry had to offer and made it her mission to learn about all the advances in dentistry.
She has attained over 19 years of managing experience and made it her mission to educate all of her patients on whole body health and the connection between the mouth and the rest of the body. She was able to reach the masses with new and innovative marketing approaches and helped many offices thrive in a down economy.
Sheri has since taken her wealth of knowledge and is now helping dental offices implement dental educational tools to help to educate their patients and in turn increase their practice production. She is also able to help with their marketing by providing completely customized dental websites that have been proven to increase new patient flow.
Her passion for dentistry continues to grow and she looks forward to helping many offices reach that next level.

Registration options coming soon.

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.

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 • $499

Dentistry, medicine, science and pharmacology are continually evolving—it’s essential to keep your skills and knowledge fresh. Adult Oral Conscious Sedation Recertification can help you stay abreast to ensure that you are providing your patients with the most up-to-date, comprehensive care available. That’s why we recommend that all dentists participate in our recertification course at least once every two years. In addition to fulfilling continuing education requirements, this one-day course will cover the newest studies and research available, as well as updates on adult oral conscious sedation protocols. You will review the critical psychology of the sedation patient, expand on your knowledge of sedation pharmacology, and practice airway management and monitoring.

Course Objectives:

  • Methods to increase or decrease the level of sedation on demand
  • Refresher on key airway management techniques
  • Advanced treatment planning
  • Patient selection and patient assessment
  • Review of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to help you choose the best drug(s) and protocols to meet your patients’ needs
  • Simple, yet mandatory, dismissal criteria which will reduce your worry and ensure patient safety

Anthony Feck, DMD:

Anthony S. Feck, DMD, graduated with high distinction from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1983. Soon after, Dr. Feck was appointed Associate Professor of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry at his alma mater. Since then, he has been in private practice in Lexington, Kentucky. Seeking a way to treat the startling number of people with dental phobia, fear and anxiety, Dr. Feck co-founded the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, now known as DOCS Education, with Dr. Michael Silverman in 1999. As the Dean of Faculty, he has played a major role in DOCS Education’s growth as a leading provider of dental continuing education. An engaging international lecturer, Dr. Feck has been a featured speaker throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Registration options coming soon!

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.

October 7, 2018 - October 13, 2018

Manual Day: Build & Complete Your OSHA, Employee & HIPAA Manuals in One Day!

Oct
12

October 12, 2018 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Manual Day: Build & Complete Your OSHA, Employee & HIPAA Manuals in One Day!

6 CEU, Core • $199

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.

Mari Bradford, CEA:

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.
Before joining CEA in 2005, Mari held HR Management positions for both small and large companies in the Software and IT industry. An expert on California employment law and compliance matters, Mari is also a skilled trainer in wage and hour compliance. Mari’s excellent communication skills allow her to deliver trainings that are educational as well as entertaining. She is familiar with all of the challenges that managers and owners can face when running a business in California.

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.

Registration options coming soon!

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.

October 21, 2018 - October 27, 2018

Common Pitfalls of Crown Prep

Oct
24

October 24, 2018 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Common Pitfalls of Crown Prep

2 CEU, Core • $80

Course description coming soon.

Course Objectives:

Course objectives coming soon.

Eric Costa, Costa Aesthetics Laboratory:

Speaker bio coming soon.

Registration options coming soon.

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.

Preparing for Your Fiscal Year End

Oct
25

October 25, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Preparing for Your Fiscal Year End: Tips and Ideas for You to Make the Best out of Your Last Quarter Finance Planning

No CEU • $75

Course description coming soon.

Course Objectives:

Course objectives coming soon.

Craig Fechter, CPA; Fechter and Company (SDDS Vendor Member):

Speaker bio coming soon.

Registration options coming soon.

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.

November 4, 2018 - November 10, 2018

CPR BLS Course

Nov
9

November 9, 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. 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.

Sign up with fillable PDF »
Online registration coming soon!

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 and to guarantee submission. Next, click the SUBMIT button to return the completed form to SDDS by email.

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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)