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

November 15, 2020 - November 21, 2020

CDPA, Infection Control, and OSHA Refresher

Nov
20

November 20, 2020 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pmAt SDDS Classroom

California Dental Practice Act, Infection Control, and OSHA Refresher

6(2, 2, 2) CEU, Core • $199 Member Price

Are you a licensee who’s looking to bang-out all the mandatory courses in one day?
Say no more — our 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 assistants 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 CDAcares.

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December 6, 2020 - December 12, 2020

L&L - Front Office Study Club

Dec
9

December 9, 2020 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Front Office Study Club

2 CEU, 20% • $80

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Gayle Suarez, Dental Management Solutions, Inc:

Gayle Suarez is a practice and team coach and speaker. In 1999 she founded Dental Management Solutions, Inc. after a successful clinical and administrative dental career. With experience in over 30 States and 100 cities, Gayle is a strong believer that every practice has the opportunity to exceed, no matter the location or the changing industry. She is passionate about guiding doctors and teams to develop personal and professional growth with effective systems for successful results that can last throughout the life of the practice.

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January 10, 2021 - January 16, 2021

GM - "SDDS Talk" Night - 10 on 10: 10 Minutes, 10 Slides, 5 Speakers

Jan
12

January 12, 2021 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

“SDDS Talk” Night – 10 on 10, 10 Minutes, 10 Slides, 5 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:

Let’s Grow a Maxilla! – David Miller, DDS
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Ridge Augmentation – Aneel Nath, DDS
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Orofacial Pain – Ken Moore, DDS
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Simple, Affordable, and State of the Art Case Presentation – Bryan Judd, DDS
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Special Needs – Rodney Bughao, DDS
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David Miller, DDS:

Dr. Miller has a general practice in Roseville, CA. focusing on TMD/Orofacial Pain, Sleep, Facial Growth and Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Miller is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, the Las Vegas Institute (LVI), and the International College for Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain, the American Board of Orofacial Pain and the American Academy of Pain Management, as well as holding numerous Fellowships. He has published on a variety of dental topics, has lectured at national and international Dental meetings, teaches the “Diagnosis and Treatment of Orofacial Pain” course at LVI.

Aneel Nath, DDS:

Dr. Nath, DDS is a diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology. He received dental degree from the University of California San Francisco and his postdoctoral degree from Oregon Health and Sciences University. He is a partner with Capitol Periodontal Group in Sacramento.

Ken Moore, DDS:

Dr. Moore is the Assistant Director of the UCLA Orofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Disorders postgraduate program. He is also the co-director of the UCLA Orofacial Pain Mini-Residency program, which provides practicing dentists the opportunity to broaden and enhance their knowledge on how to diagnose, manage, and integrate complex TMD/orofacial pain into a dental practice. Dr. Moore is an SDDS Member.

Bryan Judd, DDS:

Dr. Judd graduated from University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 1984. He has been a clinical instructor for Pacific Aesthetic Continuum and California Center for Advanced Dental Studies and was a Program Director for Frontier Institute. Dr. Judd feels blessed to be associated with all the good people who work so hard to make Sacramento District Dental Society so great. Dr. Judd maintains a general practice in Roseville, California with an emphasis in cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

Dr. Judd and his wife Barbara have four married children and twelve lively grandchildren. A new activity they enjoy together is pickle ball. He enjoys playing basketball and playing keyboards with his band, “Walkin’ the Dawg.”

Rodney Bughao, DDS:

Rodney J Bughao D.D.S. graduated from UCSF, class of 1987, then completed a 1 year General Practice Residency at Rancho Los Amigos, Downey California in 1988. He has served the Special Needs populations in Sacramento and Northern California since 1993.

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CPR BLS Course

Jan
15

January 15, 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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February 14, 2021 - February 20, 2021

HR Webinar - 2021 Employee Handbook Updates

Feb
17

February 17, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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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