Courses

Courses2019-05-29T11:07:43-07:00

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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Upcoming Continuing Education Courses

April 12, 2020 - April 18, 2020

GM - Top 10 Reasons Why Implants Fail or Look Ugly!

Apr
14

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

Top 10 Reasons Why Implants Fail or Look Ugly!

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

Are you a whiz at implants? Have you ever, heaven forbid, had a failure or one that just didn’t work out? Dr. Eggleston will share his “secrets” and hopefully give the audience some tricks of the trade when it comes to implant success. Whether you are placing or restoring, this presentation is designed to help dentists have more successful cases and keep the pitfalls away – and have a little fun along the way!

  • Pitfalls and complications – how to handle them and mistakes that have been made
  • Reasons implants are successful
  • Reasons implants fail and tips to avoid failure
  • Immediate placement, immediate load
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

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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April 19, 2020 - April 25, 2020

Become the Ultimate Data-Driven CEO

Apr
22

April 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Become the Ultimate Data-Driven CEO

2 CEU, 20% • $75 Member Price

30 years of proven strategies to increase your production, collections, and profitability, now integrated into the easiest to use Dental Management Dashboard is available to you. With real time information, organized in an easy to use format, you and your team will be able to stay focused on opportunities that will enable you to:

  • Increase revenue and collections by discovering opportunities in second
  • Build a financial model that rewards your team and you
  • Learn to create a culture of joy and fulfillment
  • Set KPIs to help you reach your goals more effectively and efficiently
  • Clarify what each team member must do to contribute to your success

Reduce your stress of not knowing what to, when to do it, and who should do, helping you deliver on your mission and achieve your goals.

Kerry Straine, President and CEO, Straine Consulting:

Kerry K. Straine, President and CEO, graduated from California State University at Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting in 1979 and has been in business and financial management for more than thirty years. Kerry is a Certified Straine Management System™ Consultant as well as a Certified Professional Behavioral & Values Analyst. It was Kerry’s education and experience in accounting that led to the development of The Straine Management System™, the premier platform that provides strategic planning, leadership and team development, policy and management system design, training, monitoring and coaching for dental professionals throughout the United States and Canada. Kerry also developed the Straine Practice Analysis™ as the first tool used by the dental industry more than 25 years ago to illustrate the opportunities that exist in a dental practice. Kerry’s mission has always been to advance the understanding, practice, and development of leadership for the benefit of all professionals in the dental industry. Kerry’s approach is unique in that he does not limit his vision to dental practices, but rather links the role of education and leadership to every aspect within the dental industry. In 2001 Henry Schein Dental selected Kerry as an instructor on leadership, laws of teamwork, communication, and practice management for its advanced professional education programs at Career Development.

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Manual Day

Apr
24

April 24, 2020 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Manual Day: Build & Complete Your OSHA, Employee & HIPAA Manuals in One Day!

6 CEU, Core • $199

It’s Manual Day!
Bring your laptops, or your notebooks, and make your mandatory manuals all in one day!
By the time you walk out the door at 3pm, all the manuals will be finished!
We will help you write and update your manuals and the experts will be here to answer your questions, and bring you the most current information.

Come to this class to complete the following:

  • Employee Manual – CEA Speaker
  • HIPAA Manual – Teresa Pichay, CDA Regulatory Compliance Analyst
  • OSHA Manual – Teresa Pichay, CDA Regulatory Compliance Analyst

The OSHA and Employee Manual templates will be provided within the cost of the course.

We have a great group price for the ADA HIPAA Manual – $175.***Check this price*** If you let us know with your registration, we will order it for you and have it at the course (2 weeks notice, please). Space is limited so please sign up early!

CEA Speaker:

California Employers Association (CEA) is a not-for-profit employers association that serves over 10,000 businesses throughout California. CEA offers consulting and trainings services on a wide range of HR and management issues including expertise in wage and hour compliance, employee handbooks, recruitment, union negotiations and organizational development. SDDS Members have access to CEA’s knowledge bank through the HR Hotline.

Teresa Pichay, CDA:

Teresa Pichay is a practice analyst with the California Dental Association. She has worked for CDA since 1995, specializing in many of the regulatory issues impacting the practice of dentistry. Teresa works within CDA Practice Support developing regulatory compliance resources for posting online, and providing guidance and information directly to members. Prior to joining CDA, Ms. Pichay worked for other business and trade associations.

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CPR BLS Renewal Course

Apr
25

April 25, 2020 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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May 10, 2020 - May 16, 2020

GM - Taking the Bite Out of California’s Tooth Decay

May
12

May 12, 2020 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Taking the Bite Out of California’s Tooth Decay

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

We are honored to bring Dr. Jay Kumar (our very own SDDS member!) to this GM to discuss the status of oral health and future oral health strategies for our state. Dr. Kumar will provide practitioners with an understanding of the state oral health planning process and the roadmap it provides for improving oral health in California.

  • To understand the magnitude of oral health problems in California
  • To discuss the objectives and strategies of the California Oral Health Plan
  • To describe the role practitioners can play in implementing the strategies

Jayanth Kumar, DDS; California State Dental Director:

Dr. Kumar was appointed to the position of State Dental Director, California Department of Public Health by Governor Jerry Brown in August 2015. Dr. Kumar is a board-certified specialist in dental public health and a former director and president of the American Board of Dental Public Health. Before joining the California Department of Public Health, he was state dental director in New York where he held multiple positions.

He has served as a consultant to many national and international organizations including the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, NIH, Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), the American Dental Association (ADA), Health Canada, and the National Academies’ National Research Council (NRC).

He led the efforts in California to develop the California Oral Health Plan. He is currently engaged in implementing the 2016 Tobacco Tax Oral Health Initiative and assisting the California Department of Health Care Services in implementing the Medical 2020 Dental Transformation Initiative.

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May 17, 2020 - May 23, 2020

HR Webinar: CSI for HR – Investigating Workplace Problems

May
20

May 20, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

May 24, 2020 - May 30, 2020

Vendor Members – The Best Member Benefit!

May
28

May 28, 2020 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmAt SDDS Classroom

Vendor Members – The Best Member Benefit!

2 CEU, 20% • $75 Member Price

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California Dental Practice Act, Infection Control, and OSHA Refresher

May
29

May 29, 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-DOSH 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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