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

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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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

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May 9, 2021 - May 15, 2021

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

May
11

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

Numb, Numb-er, and Numb-est: 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

This lecture is designed for anyone who wishes to expand their understanding of the newest pharmacologic agents and delivery techniques of local anesthesia. A range of new anesthesia products, some already available and some still in development, will be presented, along with discussion of how and when to best use our various agents. We will also address how best to anesthetize “hot” tooth and gum situations and other possible “anesthesia failure” problems that we all run into.

Participants will learn:

  • The common causes of local anesthesia failures and how to better overcome them.
  • How to achieve more effective and predictable anesthesia for any dental treatment procedure.
  • The science behind new anesthetics and techniques that are now available in the dental marketplace or that are currently being researched.
  • How to apply the latest anesthetic agent technology to your daily practice to achieve profound patient anesthetic comfort.

Alan Budenz, DDS:

Dr. Budenz is professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Vice Chair of the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He received his graduate degree in Anatomy from UCLA, and his dental degree from UCSF. He has more than 35 years of general practice experience in San Francisco as well as teaching clinical, preclinical, and anatomy courses at Pacific since 1984. Dr. Budenz has had the pleasure to lecture nationally and internationally on local anesthesia, human anatomy, cariology, and oral medicine/oral pathology topics since 1994.

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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.

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May 23, 2021 - May 29, 2021

HR Webinar - The Power of Trust and Influence

May
26

May 26, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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