Courses

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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 28, 2019 - May 4, 2019

HR Webinar: Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace ($59)

May
1

May 1, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Harassment Prevention Training – For Employees (Webinar)

May
2

May 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Licensure Renewal

May
3

May 3, 2019 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Licensure Renewal Course • California Dental Practice Act, Infection Control & OSHA Refresher

6 CEU, Core • $199

Are you a licensee who’s looking to bang-out all the mandatory courses in one day?  Say no more — our All-In-One is perfect for you!

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-OSHA 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 assistant are required to complete an 8-hour Board-approved course in order to meet employment criteria as an assistant.

Marcella Oster, RDA:

Marcella Oster is a current RDA with 37 years’ experience in many areas of the Dental field. In 1995 she co-founded and was President of the 1st women owned Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility called EcoSolutions. In 1999 it was acquired by the largest transport and treatment facility of hazardous and bio waste. Marcella is a independent speaker for CDA and co-created one of the first Dental hazardous waste training video offering a CE and approved by the Dental Board of California. She is a current CE provider and lectures all over California. She donates her extra time at a free Dental clinic in Auburn and enjoys assisting at CDA Cares.

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May 5, 2019 - May 11, 2019

Temporaries - Tricky, Taxing, Terrible or Terrific?

May
8

May 8, 2019 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Temporaries – Tricky, Taxing, Terrible or Terrific?

Sponsored by Dentsply

2 CEU, Core • $80

This 2 hour hands-on workshop, co-sponsored by Dentsply Sirona, will provide you and/or your staff with the opportunity to learn about AND use new temporary crown materials and processes. On average, a Dental Assistant takes 15-20 minutes to make a temporary crown that fits. This presentation and hands-on training by Dentsply Sirona’s local Restorative team on provisional technique, teaches participants to complete this procedure in half the time. That’s 7-10 minutes – that’s faster, easier and more efficient – which translates to a meaningful improvement in productivity and patient experience. This hands-on workshop includes ALL materials and tools needed to make a temporary during the hands-on portion based on the tips, techniques, materials reviewed by the Dentsply Sirona team during the lecture portion.

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Be able to create a matrix allowing them to easily make a provisional that fits and requires less adjustment
  • Be knowledgeable about techniques making the provisional process easier and faster
  • Understand the importance of selecting the right material characteristics and tools for crown/bridge temporization

Troy Schmedding, DDS:

Troy Schmedding, DDS has been a practicing cosmetic and restorative dentist for the last 25 years. He is a 1993 honors graduate from The University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. He currently maintains a private practice in Walnut Creek, California. Dr. Schmedding is also approximately one of 470 dentists world wide to achieve accreditation status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He also maintains a Diplomate status with the American Board of Cosmetic and Esthetic Dentistry. Dr. Schmedding also works with numerous manufacture’s on implementation and testing of various restorative products being brought to market. He speaks and teaches nationally as well as internationally on both esthetic and restorative dentistry.

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May 19, 2019 - May 25, 2019

Drugs and Dental...A New Concoction

May
21

May 21, 2019 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Drugs and Dental…A New Concoction

3 CEU, Core • $75 Member Price

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

This course will encompass an update on a multimodal approach to analgesia in Dentistry. There is more to life than Norco. Here is what you need to know about opioids, the potential risks for addiction and alternatives to opioids and drugs for that matter. What is the most effective way as a prescriber to provide the required informed consent to a minor before prescribing an opioid? Furthermore, we will delve into the California legalization of Cannabis, also known as marijuana used for medical and recreational purposes and how it affects your day to day practice. Even though federally marijuana is still a schedule I drug it’s here and we need to be in the know. Pain and pot what a way to spend an evening.

Hieu T. Tran, PharmD; Dean and Professor; California Northstate University, College of Pharmacy:

Hieu T. Tran obtained both his Bachelor in Science in Pharmacy and his Doctorate of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in Philadelphia in 1990 and 1993, respectively. He completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology with a sub-specialty in Cardiovascular Therapeutics and Antiarrhythmics at Hartford Hospital and the University of Connecticut.

Dean Tran was the Founding Dean at Sullivan University College of Pharmacy (SUCOP) where he has led the Pharmacy program to a successful accreditation. In January 2012, Dean Tran was promoted to be the Founding Vice-President of the College of Health Sciences at Sullivan University while retaining his title as Founding Dean and Professor of the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy. In this role, he was responsible for the initiation and the implementation of all current health-related programs: Pharmacy, Online Nursing, Physician Assistant, and General Health Science Education.

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May 26, 2019 - June 1, 2019

Advertising - What’s In, What’s Out, What You Cannot Promise

May
30

May 30, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Advertising – What’s In, What’s Out, What You Cannot Promise

No CEU • $75

What is your strategy for advertising your practice? Are you in charge? Is one of your staff members or maybe an outside PR firm? Whatever the answer, you must make sure that the advertising you do is within the law! It is important to make sure that those involved in your advertising KNOW what is ethical, what is legal, and what might put you at risk. If your staff promotes you or your practice through social media are they putting you at risk in any way?

This evening is sure to raise a lot of questions that you can take back to your offices to develop advertising strategies, rules and policies to advertise effectively, ethically and legally.

Included in this program will be topics such as:

  • Social media advertising, including online reviews and social couponing
  • Recognized specialties and limited practices
  • Referrals, incentives and kickbacks
  • Advertising discounts—legal and ethical obligations

Melanie Duval, Director of Practice Support; CDA:

Ms. Duval is the director of CDA Practice Support and leads the development and management of programs, resources and services to help members with their business management needs.

Steve Brown; CDA Legal Counsel:

Mr. Brown is a Senior Corporate Counsel at the California Dental Association (CDA). In addition to handling a broad range of corporate legal matters for CDA and its affiliated entities for the past 16 years, Stephen directly supports the CDA Council on Peer Review and Judicial Council in all legal matters.

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Case Acceptance: Trust vs. Sticker Shock?

May
31

May 31, 2019 at 8:30 am - 1:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Case Acceptance: Trust vs. Sticker Shock?

5 CEU, 20% • $199

Have you ever presented complete care and have patients blow up from sticker, shock and never return? We all have. This course is designed to help avoid patients
sticker shock, especially for large fee treatment plans.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Discover patients’ readiness for complete care before you spend a lot of time planning it;
  • Discuss patients’ budgets so you understand the scope of care they can fit into their lives;
  • Eliminate overwhelming patients and watching them walk out your door never to return from poorly structured and overly complex treatment presentations;
  • Influence patients while never sounding like a salesperson;
  • Recommend treatment in half the time with twice the impact

Paul A. Homoly, DDS, CSP:

Dr. Paul Homoly is a world-class leader in dental education. As a restorative dentist and acclaimed educator for over thirty years, he’s known for his innovative and practical approach to dentistry.

Paul is President of Homoly Communications Institute, a resource for practice building skills.

Paul authored the highly regarded books, Dentists: An Endangered Species, Isn’t It Wonderful When Patients Say Yes!, Making it Easy for Patients to Say “Yes”, Just Because You’re Leading …Doesn’t Mean They’ll Follow, and Just Because You’re an Expert …Doesn’t Make You Interesting.

Paul holds the highest earned designation in professional speaking – Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) -from the National Speakers Association. Fewer than ten percent of professional speakers are distinguished at the CSP level. He is the first and only dentist in the world to earn this designation.

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June 2, 2019 - June 8, 2019

Harassment Prevention Training for Supervisors (at SDDS)

Jun
4

June 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

California Employers Association • 6:30pm-8:30pm • 2 CE, CORE • SDDS Office • $99 Member Price

Harassment Prevention Training – For Supervisors/Employers

Effective January 1, 2019, California businesses with 5 or more employees MUST provide harassment prevention training every two years (SB1343). Managers will receive all required information regarding harassment prevention laws and learn about their responsibilities as a manager.

Learning Objectives:

  • A fresh look at harassment, discrimination, retaliation and governing laws
  • Examine scenarios and incidents and discuss possible appropriate responses
  • Talk about your role in harassment prevention
  • Discuss practical measures to create a safe and respectful workplace

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September 1, 2019 - September 7, 2019

Harassment Prevention Training – For Employees (Webinar)

Sep
5

September 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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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)