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.

View our 2019-20 Program at a Glance
Attend Courses as a Vendor 
Additional CA Component Dental Society Events

Upcoming Continuing Education Courses

March 21, 2021 - March 27, 2021

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

Course description coming soon!

Speaker descriptions coming soon!

Registration options coming soon!

Instructions for completing fillable PDF forms: Please open the fillable PDF form directly in Adobe Reader®/Acrobat. Get the free latest version of Adobe Reader®. Once you have filled out each field, please save a copy for your records to guarantee submission. Next, click the SUBMIT button to return the completed form to SDDS by email.

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.

Registration options coming soon!

Instructions for completing fillable PDF forms: Please open the fillable PDF form directly in Adobe Reader®/Acrobat. Get the free latest version of Adobe Reader®. Once you have filled out each field, please save a copy for your records to guarantee submission. Next, click the SUBMIT button to return the completed form to SDDS by email.

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

Course description coming soon!

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.

Registration options coming soon!

Instructions for completing fillable PDF forms: Please open the fillable PDF form directly in Adobe Reader®/Acrobat. Get the free latest version of Adobe Reader®. Once you have filled out each field, please save a copy for your records to guarantee submission. Next, click the SUBMIT button to return tMetabolic Syndrome, Its Etiology and Connection to Chronic Disease in Modern Manhe completed form to SDDS by email.

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.

Registration options coming soon!

Instructions for completing fillable PDF forms: Please open the fillable PDF form directly in Adobe Reader®/Acrobat. Get the free latest version of Adobe Reader®. Once you have filled out each field, please save a copy for your records to guarantee submission. Next, click the SUBMIT button to return the completed form to SDDS by email.

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.

Registration options coming soon!

Instructions for completing fillable PDF forms: Please open the fillable PDF form directly in Adobe Reader®/Acrobat. Get the free latest version of Adobe Reader®. Once you have filled out each field, please save a copy for your records to guarantee submission. Next, click the SUBMIT button to return the completed form to SDDS by email.

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.

Registration options coming soon!

Instructions for completing fillable PDF forms: Please open the fillable PDF form directly in Adobe Reader®/Acrobat. Get the free latest version of Adobe Reader®. Once you have filled out each field, please save a copy for your records to guarantee submission. Next, click the SUBMIT button to return the completed form to SDDS by email.

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.

Sign up with fillable PDF »
Online registration coming soon!

Instructions for completing fillable PDF forms: Please open the fillable PDF form directly in Adobe Reader®/Acrobat. Get the free latest version of Adobe Reader®. Once you have filled out each field, please save a copy for your records and to guarantee submission. Next, click the SUBMIT button to return the completed form to SDDS by email.

April 18, 2021 - April 24, 2021

BF - Meet Our Vendor Members

Apr
22

April 22, 2021 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmAt SDDS Office

Meet Our Vendor Members

2 CEU, 20% • $75 Member Price

Course description coming soon!

Speaker descriptions coming soon!

Registration options coming soon!

Instructions for completing fillable PDF forms: Please open the fillable PDF form directly in Adobe Reader®/Acrobat. Get the free latest version of Adobe Reader®. Once you have filled out each field, please save a copy for your records to guarantee submission. Next, click the SUBMIT button to return the completed form to SDDS by email.

May 9, 2021 - May 15, 2021

GM - Numb, Numb-er, and Numbest: The Latest Anesthesia Pearls

May
11

May 11, 2021 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Numb, Numb-er, and Numbest: The Latest Anesthesia Pearls

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!

Alan Budenz, DDS:

Speaker bio coming soon.

Registration options coming soon!

Instructions for completing fillable PDF forms: Please open the fillable PDF form directly in Adobe Reader®/Acrobat. Get the free latest version of Adobe Reader®. Once you have filled out each field, please save a copy for your records to guarantee submission. Next, click the SUBMIT button to return tMetabolic Syndrome, Its Etiology and Connection to Chronic Disease in Modern Manhe completed form to SDDS by email.

May 16, 2021 - May 22, 2021

CDPA, Infection Control, and OSHA Refresher

May
21

May 21, 2021 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.

Nancy Dewhirst, RDH:

Nancy Dewhirst, RDH, BS, graduated from and taught at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC and practiced dental hygiene for 20 years. She is a professor at West Coast University, dental hygiene program. Ms. Dewhirst presents at major meetings across the nation, focusing on infectious diseases, clinical safety,
disaster preparedness and instrument sharpening, the California Dental Practice Act, dental risk, oral pathology and ergonomics. She is one of the top 100 national speakers, is on the CDA, ADA and OSAP speakers/consultants bureaus. Ms.
Dewhirst is a widely published author of dental journal articles and has contributed to textbooks, professional infection control documents and posters.

Sign up with fillable PDF »
Online registration coming soon!

Instructions for completing fillable PDF forms: Please open the fillable PDF form directly in Adobe Reader®/Acrobat. Get the free latest version of Adobe Reader®. Once you have filled out each field, please save a copy for your records to guarantee submission. Next, click the SUBMIT button to return the completed form to SDDS by email.

1 2 3 4 5