Courses

Courses2020-07-15T14:15:17-07:00

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

March 7, 2021 - March 13, 2021

GM - Metabolic Syndrome, Its Etiology and Connection to Chronic Disease...

Mar
9

March 9, 2021 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Metabolic Syndrome, Its Etiology and Connection to Chronic Disease in Modern Man

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

Nutrition is an undervalued component of good health and our dental curriculums. Dental caries has plagued mankind and the rate of dental caries has not declined substantially even though we have excellent dental services and fluoride. Today the rate of diabetes is continually increasing along with obesity and insulin resistence. What do these things have in common — fermentable carbohydrates and snack foods. So little is clearly understand what constitutes good nutrition. Our talk will touch on the current state of humanity and nutrition. We will review what is becoming known as metabolic syndrome and discuss how dentistry could play in key role in better health, better nutrition and prevention of chronic disease

Robert Shorey, DDS:

Dr. Shorey is a general dentist. He graduated from USC, was a former editor of the SDDS Nugget, Past President of SDDS, current editor of the SCCDS Cutting Edge and Mentor Magazines.

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March 14, 2021 - March 20, 2021

CPR BLS Course

Mar
17

March 17, 2021 at 6:00 pm - 9:30 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. 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 21, 2021 - March 27, 2021

HR Webinar - The Pros and Cons of Alternative Workweeks

Mar
24

March 24, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

BF - Buy It, Build It, Lease It

Mar
25

March 25, 2021 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Buy It, Build It, Lease It

No CEU • $75 Member Price

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CE - Updates in Digital Dentistry – What Works in Everyday Clinical Practice?

Mar
26

March 26, 2021 at 8:30 am - 1:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Updates in Digital Dentistry – What Works in Everyday Clinical Practice?

5 CEU, Core • $199 Member Price

Dr. Scherer covers the latest updates in digital dentistry technology from scanners, 3D printers, milling machines, and much more. This program aims to be a review of digital workflows and technologies focusing on what works and what is still considered emerging technology. Dr. Scherer aim’s to dispel fact from fiction and emphasis is placed on clinical applications and “real-world everyday practice” workflows that work well in the author’s clinical practice and strategies for what every dentist can do to implement the latest technologies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Become exposed to digital technologies and innovations occurring in dentistry
  • Recognize the role of digital dentistry workflows and realistic places to begin new or implement new technology into existing digital dentistry practices
  • Understand the limitations of the latest technologies and recognize their shortfalls

This Course is Sponsored by:

Michael Scherer, DMD, MS, FACP:

Dr. Scherer is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University, a clinical instructor at University of Nevada – Las Vegas, and maintains a practice limited to prosthodontics and implant dentistry in Sonora, California. He is a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, has published articles, DVD training series, and in‐person and online courses related to implant dentistry, clinical prosthodontics, and digital technology with a special emphasis on full‐arch reconstruction. As an avid technology and computer hobbyist, Dr. Scherer’s involvement in digital implant dentistry has led him to develop and utilize new technology with CAD/CAM surgical systems, implement interactive CBCT implant planning, and “outside the box” radiographic imaging concepts.

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April 11, 2021 - April 17, 2021

GM - Night Guards, Day Splints, Snore Guards and Sleep Apnea

Apr
13

April 13, 2021 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Which Piece of Plastic to Choose? Night Guards, Day Splints, Snore Guards and Sleep Apnea

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

Most dentists have VERY limited training in dental school regarding proper use of oral appliances for bruxism and virtually no practical training regarding appliances for TMJ problems, snoring or sleep apnea…yet our patients want and need these treatments.

In this presentation Dr. Spencer will discuss the latest science involving appliance therapy and give a step by step approach to the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment planning that will allow the dentist to know what type of appliance to use, when to use it, how to fit it, what to look for in follow up, how to adjust it, and what to do long term. In this very practical lecture guidance is also given regarding bite registration techniques and fabrication of appliances “in-house” to save in lab costs and improve treatment outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the various appliances available for TMJ problems, snoring and sleep apnea.
  • Recognize which type of appliance may be best for specific circumstances.
  • Understand practical matters such as follow up, insurance coverage and lab versus in-house fabrication.

Jamison Spencer, DMD, MS:

Dr. Jamison Spencer is the director of Dental Sleep Medicine for the Center for Sleep Apnea and TMJ, in Boise Idaho and Salt Lake City Utah. Dr. Spencer has personally treated thousands of patients with sleep apnea and TMJ problems, and now focuses on helping dentists help their patients with such problems. Dr. Spencer is the Past–President of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP), and has a Masters in Craniofacial Pain from Tufts University. He taught head and neck anatomy at Boise State University, is adjunct faculty at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Spencer has been invited to give lectures on TMD, Dental Sleep Medicine and head and neck anatomy throughout the world. Dr. Spencer now lives in Pleasant View, Utah with his wife and children.

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CE - All TMJ Patients are N.U.T.S. Right?

Apr
14

April 14, 2021 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pmAt SDDS Classroom

All TMJ Patients are NUTS, Right?: How to Evaluate, Diagnose and Treat the Most Common TMJ Problems

3 CEU, Core • $149 Member Price

Learning objectives:

  • Understand principles of examination and evaluation for TMD
  • Have a straight forward way to diagnose the most common TM disorders
  • Understand the treatments for the most common TM disorders

Jamison Spencer, DMD, MS:

Dr. Jamison Spencer is the director of Dental Sleep Medicine for the Center for Sleep Apnea and TMJ, in Boise Idaho and Salt Lake City Utah. Dr. Spencer has personally treated thousands of patients with sleep apnea and TMJ problems, and now focuses on helping dentists help their patients with such problems. Dr. Spencer is the Past–President of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP), and has a Masters in Craniofacial Pain from Tufts University. He taught head and neck anatomy at Boise State University, is adjunct faculty at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Spencer has been invited to give lectures on TMD, Dental Sleep Medicine and head and neck anatomy throughout the world. Dr. Spencer now lives in Pleasant View, Utah with his wife and children.

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CE - Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Apr
14

April 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Looking Beyond the Teeth and Savings Lives

3 CEU, Core • $149 Member Price

Learning objectives:

  • Understand how obstructive sleep apnea affects adults and children
  • Become familiar with the dental aspects of screening for OSA
  • Recognize how to choose the best oral appliance for your specific patient

Jamison Spencer, DMD, MS:

Dr. Jamison Spencer is the director of Dental Sleep Medicine for the Center for Sleep Apnea and TMJ, in Boise Idaho and Salt Lake City Utah. Dr. Spencer has personally treated thousands of patients with sleep apnea and TMJ problems, and now focuses on helping dentists help their patients with such problems. Dr. Spencer is the Past–President of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP), and has a Masters in Craniofacial Pain from Tufts University. He taught head and neck anatomy at Boise State University, is adjunct faculty at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Spencer has been invited to give lectures on TMD, Dental Sleep Medicine and head and neck anatomy throughout the world. Dr. Spencer now lives in Pleasant View, Utah with his wife and children.

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CE - Dental Sleep Medicine: Hands-on

Apr
14

April 14, 2021 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Dental Sleep Medicine: Hands-on

3 CEU, Core • $149 Member Price

Learning objectives:

  • Learn how to choose the best oral appliance design for your patient.
  • Take a bite registration for an oral appliance for sleep apnea.
  • Understand how to avoid side effects of oral appliance therapy.

Jamison Spencer, DMD, MS:

Dr. Jamison Spencer is the director of Dental Sleep Medicine for the Center for Sleep Apnea and TMJ, in Boise Idaho and Salt Lake City Utah. Dr. Spencer has personally treated thousands of patients with sleep apnea and TMJ problems, and now focuses on helping dentists help their patients with such problems. Dr. Spencer is the Past–President of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP), and has a Masters in Craniofacial Pain from Tufts University. He taught head and neck anatomy at Boise State University, is adjunct faculty at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Spencer has been invited to give lectures on TMD, Dental Sleep Medicine and head and neck anatomy throughout the world. Dr. Spencer now lives in Pleasant View, Utah with his wife and children.

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CPR BLS Course

Apr
17

April 17, 2021 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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