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 9, 2018 - September 15, 2018

Throwdown! Where’s the Bite?

Sep
11

September 11, 2018 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Throwdown! Where’s the Bite?

3 CEU, Core • $75 Member Price

We have seen jaws wiggled, or even romanced. We have seen electrodes applied to the jaws, shocking the jaws into place. We have put plastic, metal and wet cotton rolls in mouths … all used to find where the jaw wants to be.

Where is this elusive bite and how do we get there?

This THROWDOWN and sure to be lively program takes the views of noted dentists and walks through the breaking down of difficult cases into simplified protocols. Let’s clear the air.

Speakers:

Presented by: Brock Hinton, DDS

Dr. Hinton is a prosthodontist with 30 years of experience in a group specialty practice treating complex dental problems. His practice includes all phases of prosthodontics including full mouth rehabilitation, dental implant reconstruction, cosmetics, TMJ and sleep disorders.

Presented by: Tim Mickiewicz, DDS

Dr. Mickiewicz practices Midtown Sacramento at Alhambra and J St. A new space opened in summer of 2017. His practice is dedicated to Temporomandibular Disorders, Facial Pain, Oral Medicine, Dental Sleep Medicine and Orthodontics. On a regular basis, he serves as an expert for both defense and plaintiff attorneys in Northern California. For decades, he has been contracted to provide dental solutions for medical problems for Dignity Health, Sutter Medical System and University of California Davis, Medical Center, responsible for Greater Northern California. A 1982 graduate of University of Pacific, he started practice with the US. Public Health Service. After three years of service he relocated to Sacramento and has been in continuous practice since.

Presented by: Viren Patel, DDS

Bio coming soon!

Presented by: Darce Slate, DDS

Dr. Slate has a private practice in Rocklin, California. He is active in many local and national dental organizations. He is a graduate of the Kois Center in Seattle; a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology; and a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. A Bay Area native, Dr. Slate received his degree with honors from the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry. Dr. Slate is married and has two children. He enjoys scuba diving and traveling.

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October 7, 2018 - October 13, 2018

The State of Dentistry – The Good, The Bad, The Opportunity

Oct
9

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

The State of Dentistry – The Good, The Bad, The Opportunity

1 CEU, Core • $75 Member Price

The profession of dentistry is in a period of transition. Economic pressure and generational change are fostering an environment of practice innovation, and new models of care delivery (particularly dental service organizations, or DSOs) are gaining acceptance in the marketplace, both influencing and being influenced by generational differences in new dentists. Dentists today need to be aware of these changes – and these opportunities – to ensure that they are “at their best” to provide for their patients. What a patient looks for in a dentist and a dental office as their “home” is changing. This session will examine the social and economic factors influencing change in dentistry with an update on DSO growth (in the US but especially in California); a look at how dentistry and medicine are integrating; and a case example on how disruptive innovation is realigning the orthodontic market.

Speakers:

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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.

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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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.

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

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.

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).

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.

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.

Lou Gallia, MD, DMD:

Bio coming soon!

Pieter Linssen, DDS:

Bio coming soon!

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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.

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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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 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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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 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

Course description coming soon!

Course Topics:

Course topics coming soon!

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

Speaker bio coming soon!

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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.

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.