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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Courses/events may be affected based on COVID considerations and social distancing guidelines. If necessary, alternate plans will be offered.

Upcoming General Meetings

March 7, 2021 - March 13, 2021

Online GM - Metabolic Syndrome, Its Etiology and Connection to Chronic Disease...

Mar
9

March 9, 2021 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Webinar – Metabolic Syndrome, Its Etiology and Connection to Chronic Disease in Modern Man

2 CEU, Core • $49 Member Price

5:45pm Gathering starts, begin logging into the Zoom Meeting
6:00-8:00pm – Online Course • 2 CE units, Core
The March General Meeting will be held in an online format. A Zoom invitation will be sent out to everyone who signs up.

Nutrition is an undervalued component of good health and our dental curriculums. Dental caries has plagued mankind and the rate of dental caries has not declined substantially even though we have excellent dental services and fluoride. Today the rate of diabetes is continually increasing along with obesity and insulin resistance. What do these things have in common — fermentable carbohydrates and snack foods. So little is clearly understand what constitutes good nutrition. Our talk will touch on the current state of humanity and nutrition. We will review what is becoming known as metabolic syndrome and discuss how dentistry could play in key role in better health, better nutrition and prevention of chronic disease

Robert Shorey, DDS:

Dr. Shorey is a general dentist. He graduated from USC, was a former editor of the SDDS Nugget, Past President of SDDS, current editor of the SCCDS Cutting Edge and Mentor Magazines.

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April 11, 2021 - April 17, 2021

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

Apr
13

April 13, 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

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

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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May 9, 2021 - May 15, 2021

GM - Numb, Numb-er, and Numb-est: The Latest Anesthesia Pearls

May
11

May 11, 2021 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Numb, Numb-er, and Numb-est: The Latest Anesthesia Pearls

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

This lecture is designed for anyone who wishes to expand their understanding of the newest pharmacologic agents and delivery techniques of local anesthesia. A range of new anesthesia products, some already available and some still in development, will be presented, along with discussion of how and when to best use our various agents. We will also address how best to anesthetize “hot” tooth and gum situations and other possible “anesthesia failure” problems that we all run into.

Participants will learn:

  • The common causes of local anesthesia failures and how to better overcome them.
  • How to achieve more effective and predictable anesthesia for any dental treatment procedure.
  • The science behind new anesthetics and techniques that are now available in the dental marketplace or that are currently being researched.
  • How to apply the latest anesthetic agent technology to your daily practice to achieve profound patient anesthetic comfort.

Alan Budenz, DDS:

Dr. Budenz is professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Vice Chair of the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He received his graduate degree in Anatomy from UCLA, and his dental degree from UCSF. He has more than 35 years of general practice experience in San Francisco as well as teaching clinical, preclinical, and anatomy courses at Pacific since 1984. Dr. Budenz has had the pleasure to lecture nationally and internationally on local anesthesia, human anatomy, cariology, and oral medicine/oral pathology topics since 1994.

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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.