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

October 27, 2019 - November 2, 2019

Harassment Prevention Training – For Employees (Webinar)

Oct
30

October 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

November 3, 2019 - November 9, 2019

OSHA - Train the Trainers - Then Train Your Team

Nov
6

November 6, 2019 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

OSHA – Train the Trainers – Then Train Your Team

2 CEU, Core • $80

This course covers the primary focus points to complete an annual training session in the office. This course addresses the development and implementation of an Exposure Control Plans (ECP) for dental healthcare facilities. Course topics include:

  • understanding the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
  • understanding the Hazard Communication regulations and the latest information
  • determining potential exposure(s) and methods of control
  • developing an Exposure Control Plan (ECP) and maintaining it
  • vaccinations
  • exposure incidents, workers comp requirements for treatment
  • training regulations and record keeping

Upon course completion, participants will have the ability to:

  • take a step-by-step approach in training OSHA in their healthcare facility while utilizing the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard as a reference.
  • understand and describe training requirements and eligibility topics for all training to be considered valid.
  • teach workers about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint as well as how to recognize, abate and prevent job-related hazards.

LaDonna Drury-Klein, The Foundation for Allied Dental Education:

Ms. 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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Harassment Prevention Training – For Employees (Webinar)

Nov
7

November 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Implants Made Easy

Nov
8

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

Implants Made Easy

5 CEU, Core • $250

It takes guts to be honest and tell your patients what they really need!!! Can you do it? Do you have the tools (the know-how) to give them what they need? And if you do, do you have the courage to present it? Communicating with patients should not be something to be feared, but, amazingly, many dentists are afraid. Being honest with the patient is key, and they should trust your recommendations.

This course is designed to motivate you to put fear aside and take your practice to the next level with dental implants. All dentists should be placing implants – are you? Dr. Eggleston will discuss the many aspects of implants and will give attendees the courage to do them properly, whether it is a small or large case, and communicate effectively to the patient. Topics discussed will be:

  • Where to begin and how to influence the patient’s decision – or objections – on large or small cases
  • Guided implants placement
  • Single, multiple implants and traditional fixed implants; Implants and bridge diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Full Reconstruction with mixed dentition as well as edentulous
  • All on 4
  • Grafting: Socket, Onlay, Block, Sinus (Internal & Lateral Wall)

Jim Eggleston, DDS:

Dr. Eggleston has been practicing the art and science of dentistry since 1992, graduating from the University of the Pacific, San Francisco. His extensive education and training in cosmetic and implant dentistry have made him a leader in his field. Dr. Eggleston believes that if you want to be the best, you must learn from the best. He has invested thousands of continuing education hours and dollars into learning all he can from leaders in the dental field so that you can receive the safest, most advanced treatment alternatives for your dental health. Dr. Eggleston has proudly achieved his Mastership with the International Congress of Oral Implantology.

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November 10, 2019 - November 16, 2019

GM - Healing Your Heart: The Gut, Brain and Heart Connection

Nov
12

November 12, 2019 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Healing Your Heart: The Gut, Brain and Heart Connection

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

Can gut function and brain consciousness heal the body? Back by popular demand, Dr. Peters returns to SDDS to discuss the connection between gut health and heart health. This evening promises to be another great discussion illuminating how whole body health impacts your life, your practice and your patients. Bring your staff – it promises to be a great meeting!

  • Understand how your thoughts impact your cardiac function
  • Cardiology update for the dental practitioner – What’s new in cardiology?
  • Identify barriers to heart healing – physical, emotional, toxic blockers
  • Create strategies using our emotional intelligence to heal our body

Steve Peters, MD:

Dr. Peters is a Cardiologist practicing in Lincoln, Auburn and Roseville. Dr. Peters graduated with honors from Georgetown University of Medicine in 1993. He is a Diplomat with the National Board of Medical Examiners and American Board of Medicine. He is also an American College of Cardiology Fellow.

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HR Webinar: Alternative Workweeks

Nov
13

November 13, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CPR BLS Renewal Course

Nov
15

November 15, 2019 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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December 1, 2019 - December 7, 2019

Harassment Prevention Training – For Supervisors/Employers (Webinar)

Dec
5

December 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

January 12, 2020 - January 18, 2020

GM - “SDDS Talk” Night

Jan
14

January 14, 2020 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

“SDDS Talk” Night – 10 on 10, 10 Minutes, 10 Slides, 6 Speakers

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

Enjoy this evening of short form and rapid-fire pearls, quick tips, tools, warnings, complications, secrets and every day, useful knowledge. We have gathered some general dentists and specialists who will share the topics of:

Bulk Fill, Dual Cure Composites. Proven to be Better, Faster and Longer Lasting!, Dr. David Roholt
Recent research validates that, when properly bonded and placed, bulk fill, dual cure composites have much less micro-leakage than ANY light cured composites. I will share my 20+ years of clinical success and show that they are less technique sensitive, require fewer steps and provide a more predictable, long lasting restoration.

Accelerated Orthodontics, Dr. Brandon Martin
How long will my orthodontic treatment take? This is the most common question I answer during every new patient consultation. Treatment time reduction has shifted from modifying mechanics to modifying biology. Different strategies ranging from wilkodontics and piezocision to vibratory forces and light stimulation will be reviewed.

Lasers in Your Practice, Dr. Joelle Speed
An introduction into what Laser Dentistry can add to your practice. This will include a discussion of both soft tissue/hard tissue lasers, what types exist on the market, and what procedures they are used for. There are major positives to incorporating laser dentistry including increased revenue by being able to offer more procedures, generally faster post-op healing, and more conservative dentistry. Are there any negatives? Discussion will include how lasers can truly change the dental experience for your patients and why you may want to incorporate lasers into your practice.

Guided Implant Placement, Dr. Jag Heir
Guided implant surgery offers a predictable implant-based solution for the dentate and edentulous patient by proper pre-operative planning for bone grafting and implant placement from a single implant to a complex eight implant solution for a single jaw. This lecture will present an overview of the principles associated with Guided Implant Surgery along with clinical case presentations and treatment results.

Advanced Bone Grafting vs Graft-Less Approach in Dental Implant Rehabilitation, Dr. Alexander Antipov
The advantages and importance of bone grafting in dental implantology cannot be overstated, but for variety of reasons graft-less approach offers an ultimate solution, especially in full arch cases. Let’s see for ourselves. To graft or not to graft, remains the question.

Steps to Reduce the Risk of Peri-Implantitis, Dr. Ash Vasanthan
As dental implants have become a part of everyday dentistry, more and more patients are treated with this modality for missing teeth. Maintaining healthy implants along with healthy teeth will become the “Cornerstone of Oral health”. With increasing number of dental providers offering implant services with varying levels of knowledge, training and experience, the incidence and prevalence of Peri-implantitis is and will be on the rise. Since there is no clear guideline for the management or predictable treatment concept, prevention of peri-implantitis is key.

David Roholt, DDS:

Dr. Roholt graduated from UCSF School of Dentistry in 1989 and obtained his Masters with ICOI in 2011. In 2017, Dr. Roholt lectured at the International Academy of Dental Research in San Francisco on Bulk Fill, Dual Cure Composites. Dr. Roholt practices dentistry in Auburn, CA, where he and his wife of 27 years live. Dr. Roholt enjoys spending time with his two grown children and traveling in their RV, “Trudy!”

Brandon Martin, DDS, MS:

Dr. Martin is a graduate of the UCSF School of Dentistry who then received his certificate in orthodontics and master’s degree from the University of Maryland. He is an active member of the AAO and practices at Alexander & Martin Orthodontics with offices in Rocklin, Roseville, and Sacramento.

Joelle Speed, DDS, MS:

Dr. Speed is an expert in innovative methods in pediatric dentistry. She has personally cared for tens of thousands of families in her 20+ years of private practice. With advanced education in both psychology and human biology, her D.D.S. and pediatric specialty certificate, Joelle is a pioneer in her field and is part of an elite 1% of dentists nationwide using cutting-edge pain reduction laser technology in her pediatric practice Smile Gallery, in Roseville, CA.

Jagdev Heir, DMD, MD:

Dr. Heir is a practicing Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon since 2006. Dr. Heir graduated with a Biochemistry degree from Rutgers University and went on to the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed a Facial & Body Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship in Oklahoma City. He is triple Board Certified in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Facial Cosmetic Surgery, and General Body Cosmetic Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). During his free time, Dr. Heir enjoys spending time with his two boys, family and friends.

Alexander Antipov, DDS:

Dr. Antipov received his D.D.S. degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in Southern California, followed by a fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Columbia University Harlem Hospital Center in New York. He completed a four-year Surgical and Anesthesia training at Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

Ash Vasanthan, DDS, MS:

Dr. Vasanthan has a practice limited to Periodontics and Dental Implants in Roseville and Citrus Heights. He is board certified by “American Board of Periodontology” and the “American Board of Oral Implantology”. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He has served on the Nugget Editorial Committee for the past 8 years and is currently the “Editor-in Chief”.

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January 19, 2020 - January 25, 2020

HR Webinar: New Employment Laws for 2020

Jan
22

January 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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