General Meetings

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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

September 8, 2019 - September 14, 2019

GM - Human Trafficking: How to Identify and Respond to Victims...

Sep
10

September 10, 2019 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Human Trafficking: How to Identify and Respond to Victims in the Clinical Setting

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

Medical and Dental professionals are among the few in society that have contact with human trafficking victims while they are being trafficked, yet they are poorly prepared, lacking the skills and knowledge to first identify and second appropriately respond to the needs of these individuals. This has led to a situation reminiscent of the AIDS epidemic of the early 1980s where healthcare professionals often misunderstand the issue, fail to recognize its scope, or falsely believe it does not occur in their communities. Meanwhile, here in Sacramento, these patients are seen in our offices every day

  • Discuss the prevalence of human trafficking in our community and identify where it occurs.
  • Explain the warning signs and symptoms to identify a human trafficking victim and how to responds appropriately in collaboration with law enforcement, community agencies, and other healthcare professionals.
  • Describe trauma informed care techniques to avoid retraumatization when providing care.

Ronald Chambers, MD, FAAFPS:

Dr. Chambers attended medical school at George Washington in Washington DC, residency at Dignity Health Methodist Hospital, completed fellowships in Faculty Development, Program Director Development, and earned the title of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is the DIO and Program Director for the Dignity Health Methodist Family Medicine Residency Program, Chair of the Family Medicine Department, Chief of South Sacramento Hill Physicians, Medical Director for Mercy Family Health Center and Human Trafficking Medical Safe Haven, Physician Advisor for the Dignity Health Human Trafficking Response, Clinical Faculty for UC Davis School of Medicine, and Clinical Associate Professor for California Northstate College of Medicine. He is passionate about the creation of trauma-informed, victim-centered longitudinal medical homes for survivors of human trafficking coinciding with resident physician education and training and the use of survivor informed practices.

Jennifer Cox:

Jennifer Cox, is Program Director, Human Trafficking Medical Safe Haven, for Dignity Health’s Family Medicine Residency and Advisor for the system wide Dignity Health Human Trafficking Response Program (HTRP). Jennifer has been strategically involved in Dignity Health’s human trafficking initiative since 2015, serving as steering committee member, and as Community Health Specialist, Jennifer lead initiative support for 5 of the Dignity Health Hospitals in the greater Sacramento area. Prior to this role Jennifer served 5 years as an Executive Director for a Sacramento community resource center and medical clinic, while concurrently serving 12 years as an ICCE certified women’s health educator for Sutter Health and 20 years as director of women’s community outreach programs in Davis, Ca.
For the past 25 years, Jennifer’s program support for vulnerable populations has taken her internationally to Kosovo, Brazil, and Greece.

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October 6, 2019 - October 12, 2019

GM - Harassment Prevention, Protection and Politics

Oct
8

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

Harassment Prevention, Protection and Politics

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

As determined by SB1343, the new law effective, January 1, 2019, all employees must have harassment prevention training BEFORE December 31, 2019.

This course will suffice for the mandatory employee training (not supervisor) and will expand to include information on bystander training and third party harassment.

Join our dynamic speaker to learn:

  • What to do when a patient in your office is harassing one of your employees
  • What to do when you witness harassment
  • How to establish boundaries
  • What classes are protected by harassment policies in California
  • How to avoid harassment lawsuits in the workplace
  • And much more…

Mari Bradford; California Employers Association:

Mari Bradford is an HR Advisor with the California Employers Association and supports CEA members as well as the hotlines. An experienced HR Generalist, Mari has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communications from CSU Sacramento and her PHR from the Society for Human Resource Management.
Before joining CEA in 2005, Mari held HR Management positions for both small and large companies in the Software and IT industry. An expert on California employment law and compliance matters, Mari is also a skilled trainer in wage and hour compliance. Mari’s excellent communication skills allow her to deliver trainings that are educational as well as entertaining. She is familiar with all of the challenges that managers and owners can face when running a business in California.

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November 10, 2019 - November 16, 2019

GM - Healing Your Heart: The Gut, Brain and Heart Connection

Nov
12

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

Healing Your Heart: The Gut, Brain and Heart Connection

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

Can gut function and brain consciousness heal the body? Back by popular demand, Dr. Peters returns to SDDS to discuss the connection between gut health and heart health. This evening promises to be another great discussion illuminating how whole body health impacts your life, your practice and your patients. Bring your staff – it promises to be a great meeting!

  • Understand how your thoughts impact your cardiac function
  • Cardiology update for the dental practitioner – What’s new in cardiology?
  • Identify barriers to heart healing – physical, emotional, toxic blockers
  • Create strategies using our emotional intelligence to heal our body

Steve Peters, MD:

Dr. Peters is a Cardiologist practicing in Lincoln, Auburn and Roseville. Dr. Peters graduated with honors from Georgetown University of Medicine in 1993. He is a Diplomat with the National Board of Medical Examiners and American Board of Medicine. He is also an American College of Cardiology Fellow.

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January 12, 2020 - January 18, 2020

GM - “SDDS Talk” Night

Jan
14

January 14, 2020 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

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

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:

Bulk Fill, Dual Cure Composites. Proven to be Better, Faster and Longer Lasting!, Dr. David Roholt
Recent research validates that, when properly bonded and placed, bulk fill, dual cure composites have much less micro-leakage than ANY light cured composites. I will share my 20+ years of clinical success and show that they are less technique sensitive, require fewer steps and provide a more predictable, long lasting restoration.

Accelerated Orthodontics, Dr. Brandon Martin
How long will my orthodontic treatment take? This is the most common question I answer during every new patient consultation. Treatment time reduction has shifted from modifying mechanics to modifying biology. Different strategies ranging from wilkodontics and piezocision to vibratory forces and light stimulation will be reviewed.

Lasers in Your Practice, Dr. Joelle Speed
An introduction into what Laser Dentistry can add to your practice. This will include a discussion of both soft tissue/hard tissue lasers, what types exist on the market, and what procedures they are used for. There are major positives to incorporating laser dentistry including increased revenue by being able to offer more procedures, generally faster post-op healing, and more conservative dentistry. Are there any negatives? Discussion will include how lasers can truly change the dental experience for your patients and why you may want to incorporate lasers into your practice.

Guided Implant Placement, Dr. Jag Heir
Guided implant surgery offers a predictable implant-based solution for the dentate and edentulous patient by proper pre-operative planning for bone grafting and implant placement from a single implant to a complex eight implant solution for a single jaw. This lecture will present an overview of the principles associated with Guided Implant Surgery along with clinical case presentations and treatment results.

Advanced Bone Grafting vs Graft-Less Approach in Dental Implant Rehabilitation, Dr. Alexander Antipov
The advantages and importance of bone grafting in dental implantology cannot be overstated, but for variety of reasons graft-less approach offers an ultimate solution, especially in full arch cases. Let’s see for ourselves. To graft or not to graft, remains the question.

Steps to Reduce the Risk of Peri-Implantitis, Dr. Ash Vasanthan
As dental implants have become a part of everyday dentistry, more and more patients are treated with this modality for missing teeth. Maintaining healthy implants along with healthy teeth will become the “Cornerstone of Oral health”. With increasing number of dental providers offering implant services with varying levels of knowledge, training and experience, the incidence and prevalence of Peri-implantitis is and will be on the rise. Since there is no clear guideline for the management or predictable treatment concept, prevention of peri-implantitis is key.

David Roholt, DDS:

Dr. Roholt graduated from UCSF School of Dentistry in 1989 and obtained his Masters with ICOI in 2011. In 2017, Dr. Roholt lectured at the International Academy of Dental Research in San Francisco on Bulk Fill, Dual Cure Composites. Dr. Roholt practices dentistry in Auburn, CA, where he and his wife of 27 years live. Dr. Roholt enjoys spending time with his two grown children and traveling in their RV, “Trudy!”

Brandon Martin, DDS, MS:

Dr. Martin is a graduate of the UCSF School of Dentistry who then received his certificate in orthodontics and master’s degree from the University of Maryland. He is an active member of the AAO and practices at Alexander & Martin Orthodontics with offices in Rocklin, Roseville, and Sacramento.

Joelle Speed, DDS, MS:

Dr. Speed is an expert in innovative methods in pediatric dentistry. She has personally cared for tens of thousands of families in her 20+ years of private practice. With advanced education in both psychology and human biology, her D.D.S. and pediatric specialty certificate, Joelle is a pioneer in her field and is part of an elite 1% of dentists nationwide using cutting-edge pain reduction laser technology in her pediatric practice Smile Gallery, in Roseville, CA.

Jagdev Heir, DMD, MD:

Dr. Heir is a practicing Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon since 2006. Dr. Heir graduated with a Biochemistry degree from Rutgers University and went on to the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed a Facial & Body Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship in Oklahoma City. He is triple Board Certified in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Facial Cosmetic Surgery, and General Body Cosmetic Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). During his free time, Dr. Heir enjoys spending time with his two boys, family and friends.

Alexander Antipov, DDS:

Dr. Antipov received his D.D.S. degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in Southern California, followed by a fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Columbia University Harlem Hospital Center in New York. He completed a four-year Surgical and Anesthesia training at Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

Ash Vasanthan, DDS, MS:

Dr. Vasanthan has a practice limited to Periodontics and Dental Implants in Roseville and Citrus Heights. He is board certified by “American Board of Periodontology” and the “American Board of Oral Implantology”. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He has served on the Nugget Editorial Committee for the past 8 years and is currently the “Editor-in Chief”.

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March 8, 2020 - March 14, 2020

GM - Oral Surgery in the General Dental Office

Mar
10

March 10, 2020 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Oral Surgery in the General Dental Office: From Pitfalls to Professional Fulfillment

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

Every general dentist can and should develop a working knowledge and skills in office oral surgery. There are secrets in knowledge and skill that every oral surgeon must learn on the altar of experience. These can and should be known by every dentist and include secrets such as:

  • Which teeth can and must be extracted now and which should be treated medically.
  • What means work for controlling acute odontalgia.
  • When should a tooth be sectioned or have bone removed for removal and how can that be done most flawlessly.
  • What elevator and forceps tricks work rapidly and without morbidity and which ones we all learn do not really work very well .
  • What is my “defcon” level and subsequent actions for patients who I have difficulty obtaining adequate local anesthesia.
  • Which patients are at true risk for medical catastrophe in my office and how can I detect these risks.

Leon Assael, DMD:

Dr. Leon Assael DMD is the Founding Dean of California Northstate College of Dental Medicine, He is Adjunct Associate Professor in Public Health, and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery at University of California San Francisco. He is the immediate past Chair of the Board of the American Dental Education Association. He is Dean Emeritus of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry He is holds an BA from Columbia University and earned a DMD from Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, as well as a Certificate in Medical Management from the University of Kentucky. He completed his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Vanderbilt University.
Dr. Assael was in medical school/hospital based practice until entering dental education at the University of Connecticut in 1989. He has served as residency program director in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Medical College of Wisconsin, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, the University of Connecticut and Oregon Health & Sciences University. Dr. Assael served as Dean at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry until 2003, when he was appointed program director then chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Medical Director hospital dentistry at the Oregon Health & Science University.
He is the past editor-in-chief of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2001-2011, current co-editor in chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, past chairman of the Council on Dental Education and Licensure of the American Dental Association, and a diplomate to the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Assael is the past chair of the Council of Deans of the American Dental Education Association. In 2001, President George W. Bush awarded Dr. Assael the America’s Promise Award for advancements in oral health in Appalachia achieved by the University of Kentucky faculty. He is the recipient of the Donald Osborn award for outstanding educator in oral and maxillofacial surgery. In 2010, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons awarded Dr. Assael the Board of Trustees special recognition award. Dr. Assael has clinical and research interests in value based health care, systems based oral health education, Dental therapy, bone diseases and nerve injury.

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