General Meetings

General Meetings2021-08-18T14:32:48-07:00

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 General Meetings

November 7, 2021 - November 13, 2021

GM - Night Guards, Day Splints, Snore Guards and Sleep Apnea

Nov
9

November 9, 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 (In-person course)

3 CEU, Core • $75 Member Price

5:45-6:45pm – Registration & Vendors
6:50-7:15pm – Announcements & Dinner
7:30-9:00pm – Program • 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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January 9, 2022 - January 15, 2022

GM - “SDDS Talk” Night

Jan
11

January 11, 2022 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

General Meeting – “SDDS Talk” Night – 15 on 15
15 Minutes, 15 Slides, 5 Speakers (In-person course)

3 CEU, Core • $75 Member Price

5:45-6:45pm – Registration & Vendors
6:50-7:15pm – Announcements & Dinner
7:30-9:00pm – Program • 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 a great cadre of SDDS member pediatric dentists who will share the following topics/pearls:

  • Managing Impacted First Permanent Molars – Presented by Richard Knight, DDS
  • Batman Dentistry! What’s in Your Toolbelt? – Presented by Jeffrey McComb, DDS
  • “Oh Snap, You Knocked Out Your Tooth!” Avulsions and Dental Trauma – Presented by Jeffrey Sue, DDS
  • “Lateral” Thinking: Monitoring Canine Eruption – Presented by CC Chiang, DMD, MS, MBA
  • Silver Diamine Fluoride – Presented by Stephanie Kim, DMD

Richard Knight, DDS:

Dr Richard Knight Is a Pediatric Dental Specialist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He obtained both his DDS degree and Pediatric Dental Residency Certificate from UCSF, where he also received a Masters degree in Oral-Facial Sciences under John Featherstone and Pamela DenBeston. He has lived in Roseville since 2005, where he now owns a private practice off of Douglas Boulevard

Managing Impacted First Permanent Molars – Presented by Richard Knight, DDS
We often take the eruption of the first permanent molars for granted. If gone untreated, anomalies in their eruption can cause pain, infection, and the need for complex orthodontic care. By recognizing the early signs of deviated eruption patterns, we can appropriately plan ahead for favorable arch development, and gain the priceless confidence of our patients. Course objectives:

  • How to identify ectopic eruption, and impaction of the first permanent molar in children.
  • Short and long term treatment options.
  • Potential outcomes with and without treatment
  • Jeffrey McComb, DDS:

    Dr. Jeff McComb is a California native and graduated from the University of the Pacific (UOP) School of Dentistry in 2007. He is a general dentist with a practice limited to pediatrics. He has 14 years of experience in treating kids and now enjoys private practice with his wife in Rose-ville. He loves being able to help kids and their parents get through challenges and see transfor-mation happen. He has led and participated in several dental mission trips to the Philip-pines. Outside of the practice, he loves spending time with his wife and their 4 children, going camping, coffee roasting, and cooking.

    Batman Dentistry! What’s in Your Toolbelt? – Presented by Jeffrey McComb, DDS
    Minimal intervention/minimally invasive dentistry is a valuable tool to have in your pediatric toolbelt. There are many applications and variables to consider. Kids tolerate it well and parents love this alternative to conventional or sedation dentistry. Course objectives:

  • Treatment options
  • Case selection criteria
  • Treatment planning process
  • Jeffrey Sue, DDS:

    Dr Jeff Sue is diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He received his dental degree from University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, and completed his Pediatric Residency from Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center in San Diego California. Dr Sue and his wife Sherry have three children, his eldest is an aspiring dentist. When not working in his private practice in Citrus Heights, Dr. Sue can be found coaching soccer. He remains on the coaching staff for Vista del Lago High School.

    “Oh Snap, You Knocked Out Your Tooth!” Avulsions and Dental Trauma – Presented by Jeffrey Sue, DDS
    In today’s world, kids are playing all kinds of sports. Some sports such as Baseball, basketball, and soccer can lead to trauma to the mouth and teeth. Even though dental avulsions account for a small percentage of all dental trauma, understanding the critical factors may determine how successful your treatment outcome will be. Course objectives:

  • Decision tree for treatment
  • Understanding the most critical factors for success
  • Discussion of post trauma care
  • CC Chiang, DMD, MS, MBA:

    CC Chiang completed her school, college and dental education at acclaimed institutions under Mumbai and Nashik universities in India. After practicing in Mumbai, she completed her Masters program in Oral Sciences at the State University of NY at Buffalo. She also earned her dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and her residency in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics with a Masters in Business Administration from Roseman University of Health Sciences, Nevada. Since graduating, Dr. Chiang has been practicing in Sacramento, California. She works as a craniofacial orthodontist at the University of California Davis and Kaiser Permanente providing orthodontic and orthopedic services to children with clefts and other craniofacial anomalies. She has also been an active member of the organization called Faces of Tomorrow (FOT) which travels to the Philippines annually to perform surgeries on children with clefts and craniofacial syndromes. Dr. Chiang enjoys being a managing orthodontist at Kids Care Dental and Orthodontics. When she is not at work, she takes pleasure in reading, traveling, experiencing new cultures and experimenting with different cuisines.

    “Lateral” Thinking: Monitoring Canine Eruption – Presented by CC Chiang, DMD, MS, MBA
    Maxillary canine development and eruption is a complex process from the primary position of the developing tooth bud to its final position in occlusion. Maxillary canines are the second most frequently impacted teeth with ectopic eruption of the canines occurring frequently. In addition, its significantly large dimensions, delayed eruption order, and lengthy path of eruption have the potential to cause harm to adjacent tooth structures. Even non-eruption of ectopic canines may be a cause of concern to the health of the neighboring teeth. Understanding its developmental process and monitoring its eruption path provide early recognition of problems like root resorption and impaction. Timely interceptive procedures often help guide the tooth into its proper position or in the least mitigate the severity of the malposition. Course Objectives:

  • Understand the eruption pathway and process of the maxillary canine
  • Assess the relationship between the developing canine and incisor roots
  • Recognize and address risk of root resorption and canine impaction
  • Stephanie Kim, DMD:

    Dr. Stephanie Kim is originally from New York, and graduated with B.S. degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania. She attended dental school at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, and then completed a General Practice Residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. She moved to Sacramento in 2015 and, after working for almost two years as a general dentist, she decided to follow her dream of becoming a pediatric dentist. She completed her pediatric dentistry residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where she served as chief resident during my second year.
    She is married to SDDS Dr. Samer Albazawi. In their free time, they love to hike, paddle board and swim. They recently welcomed their first baby, Peter, and are overjoyed to be new parents!

    Silver Diamine Fluoride – Presented by Stephanie Kim, DMD
    Ever dream of a dental material that can reduce tooth sensitivity, treat difficult carious lesions, and prevent caries? Silver diamine fluoride is the closest thing we have to a magic potion for dentistry and has many applications. Learning the indications for use and procedure can build relationships with patients, and help treat even the most medically complex and challenging patients. Course objectives:

  • Indications for use in the adult and pediatric populations
  • Treatment procedure
  • Long term follow up
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