General Meetings

General Meetings2022-07-28T11:58:55-07:00

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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Upcoming General Meetings

September 11, 2022 - September 17, 2022

GM - Throwdown! To Lab or Not to Lab

Sep
13

September 13, 2022 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

General Meeting – Throwdown! To Lab or Not to Lab (In-person course)

3 CEU, Core • Member Price: $80 early / $90 regular / $99 late

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

Dentists have choices. Labs have preferences. Patients want what they want.
Join this year’s throwdown to have an energetic and entertaining discussion presented by dentists who have their “favorites” and labs who see it all.

Topics will include:

  • Pros and cons of traditional methods vs. digital impressions
  • “In-house” vs. “out-house” (outsourced) indirect restoration fabrication and results
  • Discussion, questions and options available for your patients AND your practice

Jenny Apekian, DDS:

Dr. Apekian is an established general and cosmetic dentist in private practice in Midtown, Sacramento. She is a strong proponent of utilizing the latest technologies in dentistry to improve the patient experience, utilizing CAD/CAM technologies, 3D Imaging, 3D Printing, and state of the art infection control systems, as well as complete digital integration.

Committed to staying at the forefront of dentistry, Dr. Apekian participates in regular and ongoing post-doctoral education and training. Dr. Apekian is a key opinion leader for various DENTSPLY Sirona technologies and also serves as a mentor and trainer for CEREC CAD/CAM technology throughout the Sacramento region. She teaches fellow dentists how to utilize the technology to design and produce complete restorations, surgical guides and appliances for prosthetics, implantology and orthodontics. She also speaks nationwide on how to maximize efficiency through office design and organizational workflows. She recently accepted the Smart Integration Award, acknowledging female clinicians around the globe for their advancement in modern treatment solutions

Diana Fat, DDS:

Dr. Fat received her Prosthodontic degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 2004 and her DDS degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 1999. She has a private practice in Midtown Sacramento.

James Childress, DDS:

Dr. Childress is a 1979 graduate of the UCSF School of Dentistry and completed a GPR at UCLA in 1980. He maintains a private practice in Davis since 1980, focusing on restorative and implant dentistry.

Mike Kulwiec, CDT; Dental Masters Laboratory (SDDS Vendor Member):

Mike Kulwiec, CDT attended the University of Southern California, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1979, with a major in Business Admin and Social Science. He grew up in the dental lab field—his father Len was also a technician and lab owner.

Mike earned his CDT in 1982. Mike is the founder of Dental Masters Laboratory. He has published and lectured internationally on lab management and dental technology. He successfully developed two other dental businesses, both of which were sold to NASDAQ-listed companies.

Mike directs Dental Masters’ operations as a premier quality, service-focused fixed, removable and implant prosthetics laboratory.

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October 9, 2022 - October 15, 2022

GM - How to Avoid the 5 Most Common California Labor Law Violations

Oct
11

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

How to Avoid the 5 Most Common California Labor Law Violations – What a Dentist Needs to Know (In-person course)

3 CEU, 20% • Member Price: $80 early / $90 regular / $99 late

5:45-6:45pm – Registration & Vendors
6:50-7:15pm – Announcements & Dinner
7:30-9:00pm – Program • 3 CE units, 20%

California workplace rules are sometimes complicated and knowing our California Labor Laws can help reduce labor code violations. Following simple employment rules can save you time, money and headaches down the road. Being in a wage hearing is a bad time to find out that you did something wrong! Learn how to avoid common wage related violations in this engaging and informative course.

Topics will include:

  • Min Wage (failure to pay employees regular wages)
  • 40 hour workweeks, lunch breaks, working through lunch, OT not being paid
  • Workdays/Workweeks/Meal & Rest Periods/Regular and Alternative work schedules
  • Misclassification (exempt v. non exempt)
  • Waiting Time penalties (generally caused by failure to pay all final wages on time or for not paying for show up time – also known as Reporting Time Pay)

Von A. Boyenger, Senior Deputy Labor Commissioner; The State of California:

Mr. Boyenger is a Senior Deputy Labor Commissioner for The State of California and has over 30 years of experience in the area of Administrative Hearings and Claims Management. Von is also the liaison for LCO/EDD seminars/webinars (statewide). Von has been a past President/CEO for Employer’s Advantage, Inc. a national UI Management Claims Service. Vons experience includes having represented Fortune 500 Companies in a multitude of labor related matters. Von also has over 25 years of Executive Human Resource experience specializing in the area of Situational HR.

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November 6, 2022 - November 12, 2022

GM - IT Security Nightmares

Nov
8

November 8, 2022 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

IT Security Nightmares (In-person course)

3 CEU, Core • Member Price: $80 early / $90 regular / $99 late

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

The computer system in your dental office is one of the most anxiety-provoking and least understood pieces of equipment. The goal of this presentation is to present simple steps you can take to build confidence in your IT system so you can avoid a security nightmare of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services showing at your office for a major security breach. HIPAA compliance, back-up systems, internet gateways security and email protocols will be presented. Bring your team members so that you all can learn.

Topics will include:

  • IT security pearls to keep you out of trouble
  • How to understand your IT infrastructure and not fear it
  • Be prepared for IT emergencies

Jonathan Szymanowski, DMD, MMSc:

Dr. Szymanowski is a diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology. He received his dental degree and postdoctoral degree from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He maintains a private practice in periodontics in Sacramento, California.

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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.