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

January 14, 2018 - January 20, 2018

Labor Law Updates

Jan
17

January 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CPR BLS Renewal Course

Jan
17

January 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 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 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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March 4, 2018 - March 10, 2018

Mindfulness: It Will Change Your Life…And Your Practice

Mar
6

March 6, 2018 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Mindfulness: It Will Change Your Life…And Your Practice

3 CEU, Core • $69 Member Price

Research is showing that a “mindfulness practice” has a profound effect on stress reduction, quality of life and health benefits from heart health, immunity and even changes in the brain and chromosomes.
The daily practice of mindfulness can also increase the quality of your care for patients and reduce the stress of daily practice replacing it with a more joyful day for you, your staff as well as your patients.

Course Objectives:

  • You will learn your daily activities can become more joyful and for filling experiences leaving to health and happiness.
  • Learn how to stimulate the “relaxation response” and take control of your physiology
  • Learn how to work with your patients fear and stress

Mark Abramson, DDS:

Dr. Abramson, Consulting Associate Professor Stanford School of Medicine. He established the Stanford University Medical Center’s, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Clinic in 1996. Classes conducted every quarter since then with students enrolling from Stanford Integrated Medicine Clinic, Stanford University Health Improvement Program and university students registering through the medical school’s psychiatry department. He is a Diplomat, American Academy of Orofacial Pain, Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and American Academy of Pain Management.

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March 18, 2018 - March 24, 2018

Bras, Boyfriends, and Tattoos

Mar
21

March 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ask The Lawyers - All The Legal Questions You Want To Know, But Are Afraid to Ask!

Mar
21

March 21, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Ask The Lawyers – All The Legal Questions You Want To Know, But Are Afraid to Ask!

No CEU • $75 Member Price

This is the deal of the year – $$$$ worth of legal advice for the price of admission!
Please join our Vendor Member attorneys, Keith Dunnagan and Jason Wood, in the SDDS classroom for YOUR CHANCE to ask legal questions and concerns that you encounter from your first job through your practice life and retirement. Bring all of your questions and get your answers (and you can submit questions ahead of time as well; see below.)

Topics will include, but not be limited to:

    • Legal pitfalls in the dental practice
    • Incorporation advantages
    • Good Samaritan agreements
    • Construction legalities
    • Leasing
    • Tips on buying OR selling a practice
    • Associate agreements or not?
    • Partnership agreements
    • Tricks for lease negotiations/contracts
    • Employment issues and EPLI insurance
    • Estates and trusts
    • And much more

Keith Dunnagan:

Keith is the Managing Shareholder at BPE Law Group, a full service law firm and resource for today’s dental professional. BPE assists their dental clients in navigating the complex legal structures involving, employment, real estate acquisition and leasing, business entity structures, financing, practice transitions, estate planning and when necessary in litigation. Keith’s practice focus is on the transactional needs of the dental profession. Assisting dentists in selecting their business structures and advising on the pros and cons of the various options available, providing guidance in succession planning, and counseling dentists on their real estate and financing transactions. The key to Keith’s success is his understanding of the various different transactional structures, contracts and financing options available to dental professionals navigating the day to day legal world of their practice.

Jason Patrick Wood:

Jason is a partner in the Law Firm of Wood & Delgado, a law firm focused on business transactions for dentists and doctors: leases, purchase agreements, partnership agreements, shareholders agreements, corporations, associate agreements and other business-related legal needs. He has authored many articles relative to the business side of dentistry which have appeared in Dental Economics, CDA Journal, The New Dentist, Dentaltown Magazine, Colorado Dental Association Journal, as well as numerous dental society newsletters. His CE podcasts pertaining to the business side of dentistry are some of the most viewed dental podcasts in the country. He is a moderator for Dentaltown on all forums related to the business side of dentistry and enjoys helping and educating doctors throughout the United States. Prior to joining Wood & Delgado, Mr. Wood worked in Washington, D.C. for the Speaker of the House in connection with Presidential and U.S. Congressional campaigns and thereafter he worked for the U.S. House of Representatives, drafting legislation for various House committees.

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Knock, Knock: It's the Dental Board…Inspectors Are at My Door!

Mar
22

March 22, 2018 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Knock, Knock: It’s the Dental Board…Inspectors Are at My Door!

2 CEU, Core • $75 Member Price

This course will help the practitioner and staff understand what happens if a Dental Board Inspector or Investigator comes to the dental office. This course will walk you step by step through the process on what to expect, what they are looking for and how to have a successful encounter.

Course Objectives

  • Understand what will happen if the Dental Board makes an unannounced visit to your office.
  • Recognize what the Board’s authority is and what your rights are.
  • Learn the common problems with Inspections and office compliance with the infection control guidelines and the Dental Practice Act.
  • Take the lessons learned and apply them to your practice.

Theresa Lane :

Theresa Lane holds Bachelors degrees in Criminal Justice and Sociology from California State University, Fullerton. She has over 29 years in law enforcement experience and has spent the last 24 years with the Dental Board of California where she has recently retired as the Enforcement Chief. During her career, she has investigated 100’s of complaints, made numerous arrests and cases she has investigated have been featured on several investigative reporting television shows.

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Creating Endodontic Excellence

Mar
23

March 23, 2018 at 8:30 am - 1:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Creating Endodontic Excellence

5 CEU, Core • $199 Member Price

Predictably successful endodontics is dependent on shaping canals, 3D cleaning, and filling root canal systems. Evidence-driven techniques will be presented to demonstrate the procedural steps that comprise start-to-finish endodontics. Specifically, this lecture will focus on those factors that influence success, including endodontic anatomy, pulpal breakdown, access cavities, glide path management, shaping canals, and 3D disinfection. Dr. Ruddle will teach the most recent advancements and proven techniques that serve to guide each endodontic case toward a predictably successful conclusion.

Course Objectives

  • Appreciate the role endodontic anatomy plays in treatment success.
  • Understand how a mechanical strategy influences negotiating and shaping canals.
  • Identify the most proven, cost effective, methods to 3D clean root canal systems.

Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS, FACD, FICD :

Dr. Clifford J. Ruddle is Founder and Director of Advanced Endodontics. Additionally, he maintains teaching positions at various dental schools, is a fellow in both the American and International Colleges of Dentistry, and has authored numerous articles and chapters for leading textbooks. As an inventor, Dr. Ruddle has designed and developed several instruments and devices that are widely used internationally. He is best known for providing superb education through his lectures, instructional DVDs, and “ONE-ON-ONE” training courses in Santa Barbara, California. To learn more about Dr. Ruddle, visit www.endoruddle.com

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April 8, 2018 - April 14, 2018

The Unseen Full Mouth Case In Every Practice

Apr
10

April 10, 2018 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

The Unseen Full Mouth Case in Every Practice

3 CEU, Core • $69 Member Price

If you have seen a patient with a worn dentition, missing teeth or a collapsed bite in your practice the information in this course will help you recommend appropriate treatment for your patients. We often don’t ‘see’ what is in front of us until our mind can identify the problem and determine the next steps of treatment. The less we understand the more normal our patients appear. This presentation will help you see and treat the different scenarios that stump us every day. These patients are in your practice and deserve this information to allow them to select the appropriate treatment that they feel comfortable pursuing.

Course Objectives

  • Attendees will distinguish the difference between full mouth therapy and full mouth reconstruction in a full mouth case
  • Attendees will be able to recommend the appropriate full mouth therapy to assist patients in true need
  • Attendees will know how to attain case stability before rendering irreversible treatment
  • Attendees will be given information on preparation design, material selection and how technology can be used in treating full mouth case

Michael A. Miyasaki, DDS:

Dr. Michael A. Miyasaki practices general dentistry in Sacramento, CA, and has been involved in dental education for nearly 30 years. He is the Director of Education for the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum which conducts live-patient treatment programs across the United States with an emphasis on comprehensive restorative dentistry done aesthetically. His experience with different occlusal philosophies, aesthetic materials and technology help him bring simplicity to complex situations. His goal is to make it easier for his colleagues to provide quality dental care and be successful in a practice with happy patients.

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CPR BLS Renewal Course

Apr
14

April 14, 2018 at 8:00 am - 12:00 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 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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April 15, 2018 - April 21, 2018

HR Issues - For Doctors Only!

Apr
18

April 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

HR Issues – For Doctors Only!

2 CEU, 20% • $75 Member Price

This course will focus on HR and employment issues, the laws and the complications that arise if you aren’t on top of the “rules.” Do you pay overtime? Should you? If you don’t, do you know when you should? What if a patient’s treatment takes a few minutes of overtime, what should you do? Do you know the rules about laying off employees, and what procedures you need to follow when you do? What if an employee goes MIA? If you don’t follow the rules and the laws by the book, you may be in for an expensive surprise! Even if you have a small number of employees, managing the personnel side of your dental office can be just as complicated as managing a large corporation. Join us for an informative training which will cover the biggest and most expensive mistakes dentists can make when managing their offices. Other topics that will be included, but not limited to:

Course Objectives

  • Leave of Absences and how much time you really have to give someone (hint, it can be a lot)
  • Overtime and why you must pay for every extra minute they work (it adds up quickly if you don* ’t!)
  • Rest and meals periods – and why we suggest you make them take every single one (How about paying someone an extra $18,000 because they missed their lunch)

Jessica Hawthorne, Esq.:

Jessica joined CEA in 2016 after serving as Sr. Employment Law Counsel and manager of the Labor Law Helpline at the California Chamber of Commerce. She used her employment law knowledge and expertise to produce and conduct webinars and seminars, as well as contribute to Cal Chamber publications.

Jessica previously acted as California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA) Internal Counsel and as an associate with Young, Minney, and Corr, a law firm specializing in labor and employment and charter school law. Jessica Hawthorne is a graduate of Widener University School of Law.

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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)