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 General Meetings

October 8, 2017 - October 14, 2017

Appelblatt's Law - the AIRWAY always wins!

Oct
10

October 10, 2017 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Appelblatt’s Law – the AIRWAY always wins!

3 CEU, Core • $69 Member Price

It is estimated that 80% of OSA is undiagnosed. Anything we can do to improve this would be of great benefit to society and our patients. Front end diagnosis and prevention is rare.Working to identify predisposition and possibly prevent later OSA in children is one of the ways we may get ahead on these abysmal statistics. Dentistry is an integral part of this!

Course Objectives:

  • Debunking myths regarding OSA
  • Alter stereotyping in the dental community
  • Fiberoptic laryngoscopy and cone beam CT in the diagnosis of OSA
  • Home sleep studies in the contemporary diagnosis and treatment of OSA.

Nan Appelblatt, MD, FACS, FAASM:

Dr. Nan Appelblatt’s first lecture on OSA was to anesthesiologists in 1990, and she has been involved in teaching docs , other health care professionals, and patients about it since. Her poor children grew up with 8 track tapes of snoring as she drove them to school. Nan is one of the few double boarded sleep/ENT physicians. She considers herself “a connector” in the field of healthcare. We welcome her to the dental community for this presentation.

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November 12, 2017 - November 18, 2017

Dental Photography: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Nov
14

November 14, 2017 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Dental Photography: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

3 CEU, Core • $69 Member Price

Most care provided in a dental setting is not in response to acute or ongoing pain. And since our ability to treat our patients’ problems oftentimes depends on our ability to teach them about their dental problems or cosmetic issues, it’s become very important to have the patients “see” what their problems or deficiencies are through imaging. Intra- and extra-oral imaging, often in concert with radiographic imaging, can be our best tools to our educate patients.

Here’s what you’ll gain from spending the day with us:

  • Learn what makes a good image (in nature as well as facially and in the mouth).
  • Learn how to Eliminate distractions through appropriate capture as well as the use of a handful of post-processing tools. Less is more.
  • Learn to communicate with patients, colleagues, insurers, and labs.
  • Learn the importance of backing up, Key wording, and the use of your images for marketing your practices.

Mark Zablotsky, DDS:

Dr. Zablotsky did his undergraduate (1981) and dental training at Ohio State University (1985). And after a brief stint in the USAF, attended LSU’s school of dentistry for his periodontal training. Upon completion of his training in 1990 he moved to Sacramento where he has been in full time private practice, and is board certified (1992). Dr. Zablotsky has held faculty appointments at UOP and UCSF as well as a visiting lecturer at his alma mater. Over the years he has lectured and published extensively on the topics of periodontal and dental implant therapy with an emphasis on bone and soft tissue reconstruction and the treatment of the ailing and failing dental implant. Finally, in his spare time he has become a professional landscape and wildlife photographer, and leads photographic workshops around the US and abroad. markzablotskyphotography.com, perioimplant.com

Robert Katibah, DDS:

Robert Katibah, D.D.S. received his undergraduate degree from U.C. Davis in 1976 and graduated from U.C. San Francisco in 1981. He is a Sacramento native with two grown children. Rob is a musician (keyboards) and an enthusiastic photographer. He and his wife travel extensively pursuing their passion of nature and wildlife photography.

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January 7, 2018 - January 13, 2018

"SDDS" Talks

Jan
9

January 9, 2018 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

“SDDS” Talks

3 CEU, Core • $69 Member Price

10 minutes * 10 slides!
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:

  • Centric Relation – Who Cares?, Dr. Tim Mickiewicz
  • Ortho – What to Treat & When?, Dr. Kelly Giannetti
  • 3rd Molar Extractions – Why & When?, Dr. Brandon Christensen
  • Infections – What to Treat & When?, Dr. Craig Alpha
  • Perio – When to Refer?, Dr. Jonathan Szymanowski
  • It’s Endo – Dam it!, Dr. Kevin Keating

Craig X. Alpha, DDS:

Dr. Alpha practices oral and maxillofacial surgery, with a focus on dentoalveolar surgery, implants, pathology, and orthognathic surgery.

Brandon Christensen, DMD:

Dr. Christensen practices the full scope of the oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Kelly M. Giannetti, DMD, MPH, MS:

Dr. Giannetti is involved in organized dentistry and is a visiting faculty at UC San Francisco School of Dentistry where she teaches in the post-doctoral orthodontic program.

Kevin Keating, DDS, MS:

Dr. Keating has been practicing Endodontics in Sacramento since 1981 and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and a Clinical Professor of Endodontics at UCSF School of Dentistry.

Timothy Mickiewicz, DDS:

Dr. Mickiewicx is dedicated to Temporomandibular Disorders, Facial Pain, Oral Medicine, Dental Sleep Medicine and Orthodontics.

Jonathan Szymanowski, DMD, MMsc :

Dr. Szymanowski is a diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology. He received his dental degree and postdoctoral degree from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He maintains a private practice in periodontics in Sacramento.

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March 4, 2018 - March 10, 2018

Mindfulness: It Will Change Your Life…And Your Practice

Mar
6

March 6, 2018 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Mindfulness: It Will Change Your Life…And Your Practice

3 CEU, Core • $69 Member Price

Research is showing that a “mindfulness practice” has a profound effect on stress reduction, quality of life and health benefits from heart health, immunity and even changes in the brain and chromosomes.
The daily practice of mindfulness can also increase the quality of your care for patients and reduce the stress of daily practice replacing it with a more joyful day for you, your staff as well as your patients.

Course Objectives:

  • You will learn your daily activities can become more joyful and for filling experiences leaving to health and happiness.
  • Learn how to stimulate the “relaxation response” and take control of your physiology
  • Learn how to work with your patients fear and stress

Mark Abramson, DDS:

Dr. Abramson, Consulting Associate Professor Stanford School of Medicine. He established the Stanford University Medical Center’s, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Clinic in 1996. Classes conducted every quarter since then with students enrolling from Stanford Integrated Medicine Clinic, Stanford University Health Improvement Program and university students registering through the medical school’s psychiatry department. He is a Diplomat, American Academy of Orofacial Pain, Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and American Academy of Pain Management.

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April 8, 2018 - April 14, 2018

The Unseen Full Mouth Case In Every Practice

Apr
10

April 10, 2018 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

The Unseen Full Mouth Case in Every Practice

3 CEU, Core • $69 Member Price

If you have seen a patient with a worn dentition, missing teeth or a collapsed bite in your practice the information in this course will help you recommend appropriate treatment for your patients. We often don’t ‘see’ what is in front of us until our mind can identify the problem and determine the next steps of treatment. The less we understand the more normal our patients appear. This presentation will help you see and treat the different scenarios that stump us every day. These patients are in your practice and deserve this information to allow them to select the appropriate treatment that they feel comfortable pursuing.

Course Objectives

  • Attendees will distinguish the difference between full mouth therapy and full mouth reconstruction in a full mouth case
  • Attendees will be able to recommend the appropriate full mouth therapy to assist patients in true need
  • Attendees will know how to attain case stability before rendering irreversible treatment
  • Attendees will be given information on preparation design, material selection and how technology can be used in treating full mouth case

Michael A. Miyasaki, DDS:

Dr. Michael A. Miyasaki practices general dentistry in Sacramento, CA, and has been involved in dental education for nearly 30 years. He is the Director of Education for the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum which conducts live-patient treatment programs across the United States with an emphasis on comprehensive restorative dentistry done aesthetically. His experience with different occlusal philosophies, aesthetic materials and technology help him bring simplicity to complex situations. His goal is to make it easier for his colleagues to provide quality dental care and be successful in a practice with happy patients.

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May 6, 2018 - May 12, 2018

Lower Molar Anesthesia- The NEW Game Changer!

May
8

May 8, 2018 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Lower Molar Anesthesia- The NEW Game Changer!

3 CEU, Core • $69 Member Price

Lower molar anesthesia can be one of the most time consuming and frustrating occurrences, especially if it is difficult to get a patient numb. Join us for the latest advancements in anesthesia and learn how you can “Set down the syringe, and pick up the drill.” Learn the exact steps to perform this anesthesia technique safely and effectively.

Course Objectives:

  • Be guided in optimal uses, cases and best practices
  • Uncover exclusive troubleshooting tips and practical hints for lower molars
  • Walk away with the tools to solve one of the most troublesome aspects of dentistry

Gregory K. Tuttle, DDS:

Gregory K. Tuttle, DDS, founder of TuttleNumbNow (TNN) introduce s a one-step localized intra-osseous anesthesia method, where patients experience instant numbness, allowing dentists to improve efficiency, eliminate excess and lessen their risk. TNN is a new primary injection of choice for lower posterior teeth replacing the IA nerve block and supplemental PDL injections.

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Past General Meetings

The State of Dentistry

Presented by: Craig S. Yarborough, DDS, MBA
May 12, 2015

X-Rated Imaging Pearls

Presented by: David C. Hatcher, DDS, MSc, MRCD
April 14, 2015

Oral Health Does the Heart Good

Presented by: Kimberly S. Newlin, RN, CNS, NP & Toni Adams, RDH, MA
March 10, 2015

Prognosis for the Periodontally Compromised Tooth

Presented by: Thomas Kepic, DDS, MSD
January 13, 2015

Practice & Team Fundamentals

Presented by: Howard Farran, DDS, MBA
November 11, 2014

Practice Support from the California Dental Association

Presented by: Robyn Thomason, CDA Practice Support Center Director
October 14, 2014

TMD Throwdown

Presented by: Clifford Chow, DDS; Timothy Mickiewicz, DDS; and David Miller, DDS
September 9, 2014


The Sacramento District Dental Society is an approved Continuing Education and Academy of General Dentistry provider through the Dental Board of California.