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

September 12, 2021 - September 18, 2021

GM - Throwdown! Who Placed That Implant?

Sep
14

September 14, 2021 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

General Meeting – Throwdown! Who Placed That Implant?

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

In the vast majority of cases, dental implants have become the preferred treatment to replace missing teeth. As a result, implants are now being placed in an increasing number of both general and specialty practices. This throwdown will bring together an Oral Surgeon, a General Dentist, and a Periodontist to discuss and debate some of the specifics of implant surgery – come join the fun!

Topics will include:

  • Modern techniques and standard of care
  • Concepts in implant surgery and restoration
  • Appropriate training for placing implants
  • Management of complications

Dale Alto, DDS:

Dr. 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 full-arch implant reconstruction, 3rd molar surgery, bone grafting, pathology and optimal post-op pain control.

Pieter Linssen, DDS:

Dr. Linssen began placing implants in 2006. Since then, he has been sponsored by several different implant companies to speak and teach in implantology. Every dentist that has been chairside with Dr. Linssen is still placing implants today while enjoying an increase in production and professional satisfaction.

Ash Vasanthan, DDS, MS:

Dr. Vasanthan is a Board Certified Periodontist practicing in the Roseville and Citrus Heights area with practice limited to Periodontics and Dental Implants. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology and the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Nugget.

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October 10, 2021 - October 16, 2021

GM - Physical Therapy for the Dental Professional AND Your Patients

Oct
12

October 12, 2021 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pmAt Hilton Sacramento Arden West

General Meeting – Physical Therapy for the Dental Professional AND Your Patients

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

This course will focus on the aspects of the ergonomic challenges of the various jobs within the dental profession.

Learning objectives:

  • Back pain and your profession
  • Protect your neck, it has a big influence on the TM joint
  • Ergonomics and exercise are your maintenance tools

Alex Ray, PT, DPT; North Area Physical Therapy and Aquatic Therapy:

Dr. Ray graduated with a BS from UC Davis in 2004 in Exercise Science, and then from the University of the Pacific, with a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2007. He’s been a practicing physical therapist at North Area PT for 12 years and took over ownership of clinic in 2012.

Initially Alex’s continuing education focused on athletes and he was certified as a strength and conditioning specialist. As he worked in private outpatient PT, he became more interested in the weekend warrior and the aging population that was motivated to stay active. Alex completed the long-term manual therapy program at Folsom Physical Therapy which teaches the Nordic system of hands on PT, heavily focused on the cervical and lumbar spine. North Area PT currently treats a wide variety of diagnose and backgrounds including orthopedic, post-operative, aquatic PT, balance and fall prevention, TMJ, Back Class, workers comp and industrial PT.

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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

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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The Sacramento District Dental Society is an approved Continuing Education and Academy of General Dentistry provider through the Dental Board of California.