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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Courses/events may be affected based on COVID considerations and social distancing guidelines. If necessary, alternate plans will be offered.

Upcoming Continuing Education Courses

October 11, 2020 - October 17, 2020

GM - Ethics in Your Practice

Oct
13

October 13, 2020 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Ethics in Your Practice

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

Course description coming soon!

Henrik Hansen, DDS:

Speaker bio coming soon.

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October 18, 2020 - October 24, 2020

CE - Adult Oral Conscious Sedation Re-Certification: DOCS

Oct
23

October 23, 2020 at 8:30 am - 4:00 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Adult Oral Conscious Sedation Re-Certification: DOCS

7 CEU, Core • $499 Member Price

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 S. Feck, DMD:

Dr. Feck 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..

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October 25, 2020 - October 31, 2020

L&L - OSHA: Train the Trainer, Then Train the Team

Oct
28

October 28, 2020 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

OSHA: Train the Trainer, Then Train the Team

2 CEU, Core • $80

The target audience is the program administrator, manager, or other personnel designated with the responsibility of implementing the annual OSHA training requirements for the dental healthcare facility. 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 Objectives:

  • 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:

  • 1) take a step-by-step approach in training OSHA in their healthcare facility while utilizing the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard as a reference.
  • 2) understand and describe training requirements and eligibility topics for all training to be considered valid.
  • 3) 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 (SDDS Vendor Member):

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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BF - Compliance, Fraud and Embezzlement, Oh My!

Oct
29

October 29, 2020 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Compliance, Fraud and Embezzlement, Oh My!

2 CEU, 20% • $75 Member Price

Are you ready for civil penalties of up to $11,000 per billing error?
Fraud takes place daily practices across the country. Most practices are unintentionally making errors by not controlling your practice or billing issues. The owner needs to be the leader of protection. Learn what to have your team supply and what only the owner should be in control of.

  • Learn why you need more than one bank account.
  • Only you should have control on finances
  • Update your coding and insurance information
  • Documentation: Not text messages!
  • Know every credit being issued.
  • No one person should run the entire practice.
  • Understanding the reports, you need to look at daily, weekly, monthly.

Christine Taxin:

Ms. Taxin, with over 30 years in the dental and medical fields, owns a management consulting company and speaks throughout the country providing dentists and dental office teams with her expertise in medical to dental cross-code billing, administrative systems, internal and external marketing and financial planning. Prior to starting her own company, Christine worked for a large New York City hospital as administrator of a critical department, managed an extensive practice and worked with Coaching Solutions and Dynamic Administrators consulting companies. She has trained in management at LVI. She is currently a guest speaker for Henry Schein, Patterson Dental, Carestream Dental I -Cat Congress Dental. She presents for the American Association of Dental Office Managers, Pennwell’s Professional Dental Assisting and the New York Academy of General Dentistry. She is also an adjunct instructor at NYU College of Dentistry and teaches in the residency programs at Maimonides Medical Center, Jamaica Hospital and St. Barnabas Hospital.

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CE - Claims, Compliance and Communication...

Oct
30

October 30, 2020 at 8:30 am - 1:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Claims, Compliance and Communication – What’s the Magic Combination?

5 CEU, 20% • $199 Member Price

Have you ever wondered why some treatments are no longer paid when you submit to dental insurance for reimbursement? Do you feel overwhelmed by the nuances of the changes to dental plans? Are your patients complaining about services not being covered? It’s easy for dental practices to get swept-away by the myriad of complex billing and compliance issues that are causing so many issues.

Leading medical & dental coding consultant, Christine Taxin of Links2Success will share information and provide answers to your medical and dental coding questions during this class. She will provide actionable tips and advice to help you not only survive the rough seas but sail off into the sunset!

What are the newest changes?

  • Learn the changes on the dental claim form.
  • Understanding the need to match the documentation to the codes used for billing
  • Legal requirements dealing with overpayments, write offs, documentation and more.

This course is sponsored by:

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Christine Taxin:

Ms. Taxin, with over 30 years in the dental and medical fields, owns a management consulting company and speaks throughout the country providing dentists and dental office teams with her expertise in medical to dental cross-code billing, administrative systems, internal and external marketing and financial planning. Prior to starting her own company, Christine worked for a large New York City hospital as administrator of a critical department, managed an extensive practice and worked with Coaching Solutions and Dynamic Administrators consulting companies. She has trained in management at LVI. She is currently a guest speaker for Henry Schein, Patterson Dental, Carestream Dental I -Cat Congress Dental. She presents for the American Association of Dental Office Managers, Pennwell’s Professional Dental Assisting and the New York Academy of General Dentistry. She is also an adjunct instructor at NYU College of Dentistry and teaches in the residency programs at Maimonides Medical Center, Jamaica Hospital and St. Barnabas Hospital.

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November 1, 2020 - November 7, 2020

CPR BLS Blended Learning Course

Nov
6

November 6, 2020 at 8:30 am - 12:00 pmAt SDDS Classroom

The November CPR Course will be an AHA blended learning course.
Blended learning is a combination of eLearning (online portion), in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, followed by a hands-on session.

When you sign up, SDDS will contact you and let you know what your one hour session time for you to arrive and do your skills text (there are three potential time slots between 8:30am-12pm).

Here is how an AHA Blended Learning Course works:
Step 1 – Register for the BLS/CPR providers course with SDDS (via online registration, PDF form, or phone).

  • You will receive an email from SDDS with a link to AHA to sign up and pay for the online course.

Step 2 – Complete the HeartCode BLS Online course

  • Written examination is part of the online course – 84% to pass
  • Print up a copy of your HeartCode BLS Online Course Completion Certificate (bring this copy to the skills test)

Step 3 – Attend the IN-PERSON Skills practice session and skills test at the SDDS Office.

  • Face Coverings are required to enter the class and must remain in place throughout the class.
  • No food or drink please.
  • Gloves will be provided and utilized throughout the training.
  • Hand sanitizer and EPA-approved disinfectants will be used in the classroom.
  • All surfaces, non-disposable equipment, fixtures, and any other shared areas are completely disinfected per CDC guidelines in between uses.
  • You will be appropriately screened at the door (questionnaire and forehead thermometer).
  • There will be no rescue breathing performed on the manikin except with the bag-valve mask (BVM). Mouth-to-mouth and mouth-to-mask ventilation has been suspended until further notice. Leave your pocket masks at home.
  • To successfully pass the BLS Provider Course, you will be required to practice and demonstrate CPR skills on both an adult manikin and an infant manikin several times.

Step 4 – Your American Heart Association BLS (CPR) card will be issued to you digitally via email. Physical cards are no longer issued.

All this for the price of $75.00; $28.50 of it (paid by you directly) for the online course and the other $46.50 (paid to SDDS) for the skills portion – 4 units of CE included.

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November 8, 2020 - November 14, 2020

GM - The Passion Centered Practice; Redefining of Team Well-being...

Nov
10

November 10, 2020 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

The Passion Centered Practice; Redefining of Team Well-being and Happiness

3 CEU, 20% • $75 Member Price

5:45-6:45pm – Registration & Vendors
6:50-7:15pm – Announcements & Dinner
7:30-9:00pm – Speaker • 3 CE units, 20%

As we all hit the reset button in our lives many are asking how can I connect the dots and bring what was important at home to the practice? How can I work with the new normal without feeling abnormal? And most importantly what do I want my life to look like now?

Outcomes:

  • Discover your Passion: Tap into the “Human Spark” that ignites you… not just for a day, but for a lifetime.
  • Increase your Productivity: Learn the difference between staying busy and being intentional.
  • Boost your Profit: Learn how to increase your relational profit through creating high levels of team collaboration and your financial profit by performing fewer mistakes displaying positive personal accountability.
  • Pleasure: Learn the keys of being fun to work with by maintaining high expectation while elevating personal gratitude.

Gary Zelesky:

Gary brings his trademark humor and 35 years of wellness and happiness coaching to this high energy course. Gary along with his wife Cherisse own and operate Restored for More in Morro Bay, CA. A beautiful property where individuals can catch their breath again and find their true joy.

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Harassment Prevention Training – For Employees (Webinar)

Nov
11

November 11, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Harassment Prevention Training – For Supervisors/Employers (Webinar)

Nov
12

November 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

November 15, 2020 - November 21, 2020

HR Webinar - Leave Laws

Nov
18

November 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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