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

January 9, 2022 - January 15, 2022

GM - “SDDS Talk” Pedo Night

Jan
11

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

General Meeting – “SDDS Talk” Pedo 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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    April 10, 2022 - April 16, 2022

    GM - Taking the Bite Out of California’s Tooth Decay

    Apr
    12

    April 12, 2022 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

    Taking the Bite Out of California’s Tooth Decay (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

    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.

    Learning Objectives:

    • 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 V. Kumar, DDS:

    Dr. Jayanth V. 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 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.

    Registration options coming soon!

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    May 8, 2022 - May 14, 2022

    GM - The State of the Dental Practice

    May
    10

    May 10, 2022 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

    The State of the Dental Practice (In-person course)

    3 CEU, 20% • $75 Member Price

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

    The profession of dentistry continues to be 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. The COVID-19 pandemic impacted some of these changes as well. Dentists today need to be aware of these changes – and these opportunities – to ensure that they are well-positioned to adapt as needed. This session will examine the social and economic factors influencing changes in dentistry.

    Anders Bjork; CDA:

    Anders Bjork is Vice President, Strategic Intelligence and Analytics for CDA. He has extensive experience in market intelligence, market research, competitive intelligence, unstructured data analysis, market strategy, and innovation development. His past employment experience includes integrated healthcare, health insurance, and ancillary benefits industries. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Barbara, and an MBA in healthcare management from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.

    Registration options coming soon!

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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.