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

November 11, 2018 - November 17, 2018

Help... Our Service Sucks! How Patients Judge the Quality of our Dentistry

Nov
13

November 13, 2018 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Help… Our Service Sucks! How Patients Judge the Quality of our Dentistry

3 CEU, 20% • $75 Member Price

Patients can’t see the quality of our dental care, but they can judge the quality of the service they receive. If every staff meeting began with the title “Our Service Sucks”, the service to patients would begin to improve tremendously. Instead, most teams pat themselves on the back for their “great” service without ever really looking at it. In business today most of us expect little or no service and are very surprised when we see any. In fact, really great service is usually the number one reason we return to a business. To cement our relationship with our patients and get them to value our care and talk about us to others, we need to surprise them with our overwhelming service. This course will give you ways to begin that tomorrow.

Course Objectives:

  • What does excellent service really mean?
  • What do other companies do to impress their clients and how can we incorporate it into our practice?
  • How can the whole office team create an excellent service environment
  • What can we do tomorrow that will begin to impress our patients about our quality of care and service excellence?

William Van Dyk, DDS:

Dr. Van Dyk is a full time private practicing general dentist in San Pablo, California. In addition he serves as an associate professor at the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry in the Department of Practice Management. He graduated from the University of the Pacific in 1973; served three years in the U.S Army; and purchased a practice in 1976. Since 1985 he has been speaking to dental audiences on various aspects of practice management. He was instrumental in the development of the ADA Success Seminar Series to dental school students, giving them real world information on starting a dental practice. He served on the ADA Council on Dental Practice for seven years and is a member of both the American and the International College of Dentists.

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January 6, 2019 - January 12, 2019

SDDS Talk Night

Jan
8

January 8, 2019 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

“SDDS Talk” Night – 10 on 10 (10 Minutes, 10 Slides, 6 Speakers)

3 CEU, Core • $75 Member Price

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:

  • Death by CPR; The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Dr. Margaret Delmore
  • Role of Imaging in Airway Analysis, Dr. Shika Rathi
  • Sleep Apnea: More to It Than Just Making an Appliance, Dr. Alexander Malick
  • Oral Surgery: All-on-4 Concept, Dr. Dale Alto
  • Third Molars: Pearls and Pitfalls, Dr. Lou Gallia
  • Implants, Dr. Pieter Linssen

Dale Alto, DDS:

Dr. Dale Alto is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and partner at Capital Oral Surgery in Sacramento California. Born and raised in Michigan, he received his dental degree from the University of Michigan and oral surgery training at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Dr. Alto’s clinical practice is focused on 3rd molar surgery, orthognathic surgery, complex dental implant surgery, and optimal post-op pain control. He and his partners are local providers of lectures and workshops for the All-on-4 concept.

Margaret Delmore, MD, DDS:

Dr. Delmore, MD, DDS has been in private practice as an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon for over 25 years in Sacramento, CA. Prior to her oral surgery training she practiced as a hospital pharmacist in Memphis, TN. In addition to her regular career she volunteers as a BLS, ACLS and PALS instructor for several societies. In real life she has only been able to successfully resuscitate one individual, but she has been able to circumvent the need to resuscitate several others.

Lou Gallia, MD, DMD:

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Pieter Linssen, DDS:

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Alexander Malick, DMD, FAGD:

Dr Malick is a 1982 graduate of the University of Connecticut school of dental medicine. He completed a one-year general practice residency in the US Army Dental Corps. In Lawton, Oklahoma and served a combined active and reserve duty as a dental officer for 12 years. In 2013, he completed an Orofacial Pain Mini-residency at UCLA Dental School and a 9-month fellowship in Orofacial Pain, Oral Pathology, and Dental Sleep Medicine at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento and Roseville. He currently practices General Dentistry in Roseville, California and has been involved in Dental Sleep Medicine since 2013. Dr Malick is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, an active member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and The American Academy of Orofacial Pain, and a member of the ADA/CDA/and SDDS.

Shika Rathi, BDS, MS :

Dr. Rathi is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist and maintains a private practice at DDI imaging center in Roseville, California. She is an adjunct assistant professor in the department of Orthodontics at the University of Pacific, San Francisco. She has authored several textbook chapters and is a recognized reviewer of the journal of Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, Oral Radiology (OOOO).

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March 10, 2019 - March 16, 2019

Forensic Case Files

Mar
12

March 12, 2019 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Forensic Case Files

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

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Jim Wood, DDS:

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April 7, 2019 - April 13, 2019

Reflections on a Life Dedicated to Excellence in Dentistry

Apr
9

April 9, 2019 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Reflections on a Life Dedicated to Excellence in Dentistry (through Research, Education and Politics!)

CEU TBA • $75 Member Price

5:45-6:45pm – Registration & Vendors
6:50-7:15pm – Announcements & Dinner
7:30-9:00pm – Speaker • 3 CE units, Core

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Arthur Dugoni, DDS:

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May 19, 2019 - May 25, 2019

Drugs and Dental...A New Concoction

May
21

May 21, 2019 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Drugs and Dental…A New Concoction

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

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Hieu T. Tran, PharmD; Dean and Professor; California Northstate University, College of Pharmacy:

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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.