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General dentistry conferences

Greater New York Dental Meeting

New York, NY

November 26 – December 1, 2021

New York County and Second District Dental Societies

In their words: Welcome to the 97th Annual Greater New York Dental Meeting! We invite you to participate in one of the largest Dental Congresses in the world. At our 2018 Meeting, we hosted over 52,000 health care professionals at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center featuring over 1,600 Technical Exhibits which demonstrated the newest technology for the dental profession. 

Southwest Dental Conference

Dallas, TX

August 20 – 21, 2021

Dallas County Dental Society

In their words: The annual Southwest Dental Conference is the premier dental conference in the southwest, hosted by the Dallas County Dental Society. The event features superior education and CE opportunities, exceptional speakers discussing the latest in the dental community, and an Exhibit Hall featuring the most advanced dental equipment and technology.

AGD 2022

July 27 – 30, 2022

Orlando, FL

Academy of General Dentistry

In their words: Network with colleagues, students, and dental team members at the premier meeting for general dentistry. AGD’s annual scientific session has earned a reputation for having some of the finest dental continuing education in the world. From advanced hands-on education to clinical and practice management lectures in an innovative one-hour lecture format, all of the CE earned at an AGD meeting can be applied to the AGD Fellowship and Mastership awards.

Smiles at Sea Land Event

Hollywood, FL

October 12 – 17, 2021

Smiles at Sea (on land this year!)

In their words: The dental festival is your host for one epic event in Hollywood, FL! Enjoy a weeklong schedule jam-packed with learning opportunities and tons of fun! at the dental festival, you can:

  • Create unforgettable dental team building experiences
  • Have a blast exploring Hollywood, FL
  • Enjoy all the amenities at the diplomat resort, one of Florida’s top resorts right on the beach!
  • Attend 1, 2, 3, or all 6 days – it’s up to you!

Annual Mid-Continent Dental Conference

St. Louis, Missouri

October 28 – 29, 2021

Greater St. Louis Dental Society (GSLDS)

In their words: The Mid-Continent Dental Congress (MCDC) offers two days of CE courses and hands-on workshops presented by 30+ nationally recognized speakers. The convention has averaged a total attendance of 2,300 to 2,550 over the past four years, with an audience consisting of dentists, hygienists, assistants, office staff, dental technicians and exhibitor representatives. The Exhibit Hall is open both days and features 100+ exhibit booths.

Rocky Mountain Dental Convention

Denver, CO

Jan 20 – 22, 2022

Metro Denver Dental Society & Mountain West Dental Institute 

In their words: The 2022 RMDC will welcome back attendees and exhibitors to the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver January 20 – 22, 2022. Make plans to attend more than 40 hours of in-person and virtual learning, make important business connections in the Expo Hall and reconnect with friends and colleagues at social events.

Yankee Dental Congress

Boston, MA

Jan 27 – 29, 2022

Massachusetts Dental Society 

In their words: Yankee Dental Congress is New England’s largest meeting for professionals seeking the highest quality dental continuing education, as well as dental products, services, and resources. With 26,000 dental professionals in attendance encompassing all members of the dental team, Yankee Dental Congress is the fifth largest dental meeting in the country. Held in Boston each January, Yankee is the best source in New England for industry professionals on the cutting-edge of oral health care.

Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting

Chicago, IL

Feb 24 – 26, 2022

Chicago Dental Society

In their words: Enjoy our world-class city of Chicago while you learn from the leaders in dental education. Choose from more than 200 courses, including valuable hands-on workshops, lectures and live patient demonstrations.

Pacific Northwest Dental Conference

Seattle, WA

November 11 – 13, 2021

Washington State Dental Association 

In their words: On behalf of the volunteer dentists and staff who plan the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference, we are excited to announce that PNDC will return to the Emerald City in 2021! 

​Join us for three days of high-quality continuing dental education, a two-day Exhibit Hall, and a fresh conference experience you won’t want to miss.

Star of the North Dental Meeting

St. Paul, MN

August 12 – 14, 2021
April 28 – 30, 2022

Minnesota Dental Association 

In their words: The 2021 Star of the North Meeting is the Upper Midwest’s premier dental conference. With networking opportunities, the latest technology and services, and CE tracks customized to meet your needs, this meeting has it all!

TDA Meeting (SmileCon)

Houston, TX

October 13 – 17, 2022

Texas Dental Association 

In their words: Next year, the TDA Meeting, GHDS Star of the South, and ADA SmileCon are combining into one meeting. Mark your calendars for SmileCon, October 13-17, 2022 in Houston! TDA, ADA, and GHDS are joining forces to consolidate the number of dental conferences in 2022, and to bring you and your team the best possible event. And it’s going to be great. (Please note: for 2023, the TDA Meeting will be back to its usual format.)

New Orleans Dental Conference

New Orleans, LA

April 7 – 9, 2022

New Orleans Dental Association

In their words: At this 3-day conference, we focus on providing attendees with a value for their continuing education dollars. Reduced registration fees and nominal charges for continuing education sessions allow attendees the ability to customize their goals based on time available and budgets. For dentists and team members seeking an economical source of continuing dental education, this is your meeting. For those seeking information and training from the industry’s premier speakers on “hot” topics, that’s available too. Against the backdrop of a fun festival weekend, the New Orleans Dental Conference & LDA Annual Session offers a great opportunity for learning, fine dining, and fun. It’s among the most unique of experiences.

AACD Conference

Orlando, FL

April 27 – 30, 2022

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 

In their words: Cosmetic dentistry’s biggest event is your premier opportunity to network with leading dental professionals from around the world. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD) is dedicated to advancing excellence in the art and science of comprehensive cosmetic dentistry and encouraging the highest standards of ethical conduct and responsible patient care.

Annual Hawaiian Dental Forum

January 29 – February 5, 2022 (Maui) & February 5 – 12, 2022 (Kauai)

Dental Seminars & Symposia

In their words: Dental Seminars & Symposia , LLC, has provided continuing education and travel-related programs since 1979. The organization was created to review the educational needs of practicing dentists and to provide the most current, technically accurate information available. 


California Dental Association Expo

California Dental Association Expo

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Thu, Sep 09 2021 - Sat, Sep 11 2021

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The California Dental Association Expo (CDA) is a community of dentistry’s best and brightest. As the largest state association in the ADA, we have a proud heritage of innovation, sustainability and growth that supports our members in service to their patients and the profession of dentistry.


10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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AAO 121st Annual Session - American Association of Orthodontists



Boston, Massachusetts

Join your colleagues for the largest celebration of orthodontics in the world from June 25-27 in Boston, Massachusetts or online for the virtual conference With over 16,000 attendees and nearly 400 exhibitors, Annual Session is more than just 245+ speakers and 20 hours of CE.

Celebrate the art and science of orthodontics with a series of events, exhibits and cutting edge lectures showcasing the latest innovations in the orthodontic specialty.

Registration will be available online later:


CDA Presents


May 13-15, 2021

Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California

September 9-11, 2021

San Francisco, California

Explore all that CDA Presents has to offer. Whether in sunny Anaheim or picturesque San Francisco, you’ll find hundreds of C.E. courses to choose among, learn the latest clinical and technological advancements, discover new products through extensive exhibit halls and network with the best and brightest in dentistry.



AAPD 2018 Annual Session - American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry


May 27-30, 2021

Boston, Massachusetts

The AAPD Annual Session is a dynamic four-day event offering continuing education to the largest gathering of pediatric dentists in the country in addition to a growing international attendance. The meeting is composed of educational sessions geared towards all levels for the pediatric dentist whether they are just starting their career or are seasoned professionals.

AAPD Leadership & Staff are remaining optimistic and want more than ever to hold AAPD 2021 in person in Boston in May, however, the health and safety of members, guests, staff, exhibitors and vendors is the top priority at this time. All options are being explored for AAPD 2021 from a hybrid meeting (combination of in-person and virtual) to a fully virtual experience.

At this time, AAPD Leadership, Staff, Local Arrangement Chairs & the Scientific Program Planning Committee are working closely with local Boston CVBs (Convention Visitors Bureau) and other necessary parties to ensure the proper decision is made by following recommendations from the local public health department, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

A decision will be made and information will be released in early 2021.

Registration and final information will be available online later:


Academy of General Dentistry Annual Meeting


June 9-12, 2021

Austin, Texas

Network with colleagues, students, and dental team members at the premier meeting for general dentistry. AGD’s annual scientific session has earned a reputation for having some of the finest dental continuing education in the world. From advanced hands-on education to clinical and practice management lectures in an innovative one-hour lecture format, all of the CE earned at an AGD meeting can be applied to the AGD Fellowship and Mastership awards.



AAP 107th Annual Meeting - American Academy of Periodontology


November 4-7, 2021

Miami Beach, Florida

Join us in Nov. 4-7, 2021 in Miami Beach, Fla. to learn, share, and network with the best and the brightest in the field of periodontology. Read below for information about the Annual Meeting program and how to register.

The 2021 AAP Annual Meeting will feature:

  • A global line-up of speakers representing the best and the brightest from the international periodontal community.
  • More than 300 exhibit booths in the Exhibit Hall.
  • A carefully curated slate of continuing education courses ranging from emerging trends in periodontics to more traditional clinical or basic scientific concepts.
  • The chance to network and collaborate with fellow periodontists, including seasoned thought leaders and practitioners just launching their careers.



NDA Convention


June 11-15, 2021

Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada

CE credits available. The National Dental Association largest and oldest organization of minority oral health professionals in the world presents four days of seminars, networking events and exhibits.

Registration will be available online later:


2021 Southwest Dental Conference


August 20-21, 2021

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas, Texas

For 94 years, the Southwest Dental Conference has been the meeting of choice for quality professional development and innovative educational opportunities amid an environment of true Texas hospitality. Our world-class clinicians and state-of-the-art Exhibit Hall allow you to enjoy a truly transformational experience, all in the heart of the great city of Dallas,Texas.



International Conference On Dentistry and Dental Marketing


September 25-26, 2021

Vancouver, Canada

Dental Marketing 2021 will look to improve and build on the steeping stones of its predecessor and create a platform for discussion on dental practice management and marketing besides conventional dentistry.

The nature of the conference is crucial to its purpose as dentists who attend the conference can not only contribute and share their research but also learn about how marketing influences their practices and implement and modernize Dental Marketing is the integration of marketing strategies in the field of dentistry to help Dental Professionals harness the full potential of their practice. It involves the use of tools and techniques of marketing to achieve a certain degree of publicity and broaden the reach of the practice and the practitioner. The conference is a rare opportunity for all individuals of the dental community to upgrade their know-how of the latest marketing strategies.



AAOMS 103rd Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions & Exhibition


September 27 – October 2, 2021

Nashville, Tennessee

This is the annual meeting of oral and maxillofacial surgeons, their staff and other dental professionals from around the world.



SmileCon: American Dental Association Annual Convention


October 11-13, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

With electric events, dynamic speakers, hot-off-the-press content, non-stop inspiration, and a community that’s Ahhh-mazing, the ADA is proud to present a reimagined annual meeting that is sure to make you smile.

Smiles are inviting, universal, and irresistible. As dental professionals, you work tirelessly to bring them to your patients every day. SmileCon is your opportunity to take time of your own to smile! Meet up with like-minded colleagues and friends, pick up new tips, and brush up on tech and trends.



ACP 2021


October 27-30, 2021

Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California

The Annual Session is the premier meeting of the American College of Prosthodontists, which actively promotes the meeting to more than 3,800 members and affiliates internationally including prosthodontists, dental technicians, dental students and other dental professionals who have significantly contributed to the specialty. This meeting is designed to help you stay competitive and prepared for the treatments of tomorrow.



Greater New York Dental Meeting 2020


November 26 – December 1, 2021

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York, New York City, New York

The Greater New York Dental Meeting has again planned an unparalleled educational program for 2021, featuring some of the most highly regarded educators in the field of dentistry. There is a choice of full-day seminars, half-day seminars, essays, hands-on workshops, glass-enclosed workshops on the exhibit floor, and a Live Patient Demonstration Area. We urge you to also to visit our exhibitors on our expansive exhibit floor, an integral part of the dental meeting experience for attendees to interact with over 600 exhibitors. They are there to demonstrate and teach you about new products and technology from around the world. You can touch, use and compare the newest materials and technology in dentistry today.




CDA Presents


May 12-14, 2022

Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California

September 8-10, 2022

San Francisco, California

Explore all that CDA Presents has to offer. Whether in sunny Anaheim or picturesque San Francisco, you’ll find hundreds of C.E. courses to choose among, learn the latest clinical and technological advancements, discover new products through extensive exhibit halls and network with the best and brightest in dentistry.



AAP 108th Annual Meeting - American Academy of Periodontology


October 27-30, 2022

Phoenix, Arizona

Join AAP in October 27-30, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona to learn, share, and network with the best and the brightest in the field of periodontology. Read below for information about the Annual Meeting program and how to register.

The 2021 AAP Annual Meeting will feature:

  • A global line-up of speakers representing the best and the brightest from the international periodontal community.
  • More than 300 exhibit booths in the Exhibit Hall.
  • A carefully curated slate of continuing education courses ranging from emerging trends in periodontics to more traditional clinical or basic scientific concepts.
  • The chance to network and collaborate with fellow periodontists, including seasoned thought leaders and practitioners just launching their careers.

Registration will be available online later:


ACP 2022


November 2-5, 2022

JW Marriott, Austin, Texas

The Annual Session is the premier meeting of the American College of Prosthodontists, which actively promotes the meeting to more than 3,800 members and affiliates internationally including prosthodontists, dental technicians, dental students and other dental professionals who have significantly contributed to the specialty. This meeting is designed to help you stay competitive and prepared for the treatments of tomorrow.

Registration will be available online later:

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The MidWinter Convention & Expo is SDDS’ biggest event of the year! It’s a two-day convention and expo held at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center (J St, Sacramento, CA 95814).

We’ll see you live and in-person for 2022! Make sure to mark your calendars for February 10-11, 2022 for two great days of CE! Stay tuned for more information!

For Attendees:
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The MidWinter Convention & Expo brings dentists & dental professionals together to:

  • Tons of CE classes available!
  • Enjoy world-renowned speakers on current dental topics and trends
  • Attend the Expo to meet vendor representatives on the latest products and services
  • Build a bond with office team members

Check out our 2022 MidWinter Lineup!

Payam C. Ataii, DMD
Dr. Ataii a graduate of Tufts Dental School, is an award-winning clinical instructor and recognized dental speaker worldwide, who has been in private practice for more than 25 years in Laguna Hills, California. Having treated thousands of clear aligner cases he continually shares the results of his treatment, research, and innovative practice growth techniques thru his clinical education to doctors and their team members, nationally and internationally.
As an author, and a member of the National Academy of Dental Professionals, (NADP), Dr. Ataii holds both national and international peer-reviewed awards in dental journal publications, as well as mainstream press and television. He develops solutions to improve and simplify how comprehensive dentistry is delivered to patients. As a patent holder of an FDA-cleared oral device, he continues to innovate and invent dental health solutions that help dental practices reap the rewards of modern technology for their patients. He also serves on multiple dental and medical device company boards and is a recognized key opinion leader.

Sara Baker, CEO/Parter; SD Reliance
Ms. Baker was born and raised in West Sacramento, CA. She is the owner and CEO of SD Reliance Management, which is the Premier Dental Billing and IT Support company in Sacramento. She has dedicated the last 15 years of her career to managing and training offices to maximize their collections and perfect their in-office money processes.

Sara loves eating, traveling, and zombies (in that order). Her favorite city in the world is Sacramento, but it’s followed in a VERY close second by New Orleans, LA. She drinks too much coffee, is subscribed to far more podcasts than is reasonable, and would really like to help make your dental practice more profitable

Jennifer Berry, MS, LMFT
Ms. Berry was born in Philadelphia. She has focused on working with at risk children and their families. She spends her free time volunteering with Hands for Hope and coaching Youth Soccer and Water Polo, She lives in Shingle Springs, CA with her husband Mike, her twin daughters and her son Parker.

Jeff Broudy, CEO; PCIHIPAA
As CEO of PCIHIPAA, Jeff provides HIPAA, OSHA, and PCI compliance and data security solutions to small and medium-sized medical and dental practices.

Jennifer de St. Georges
Ms. de St. Georges has gained and maintains her loyal global following as a speaker who delivers practical, proven and logical solutions for today’s dental practice management issues. Her strong communication skills, delivered with her unique sense of humor, and supported by detailed workbooks, ensure learning is both effective and fun! The first non-dentist to be appointed to Dentistry Today’s Contributing Editors Board, she has delivered over 1,000 programs and published 300+ articles.

Nancy Dewhirst, RDH, BS
Ms. Dewhirst graduated from the University of Southern California, practiced dental hygiene for 20 years, is adjunct dental hygiene faculty at West Coast University and a member of Sigma Phi Alpha. Ms. Dewhirst is consistently listed as one of the nation’s “Leaders in CE”, presents over 80 seminars a year, is featured at major U.S. and Canadian Dental Conferences, and is a member of the California Dental Association Speakers Bureau. She has had many articles published in dental peer-reviewed journals and has contributed to dental textbooks and guidance documents.

Cindy Fayal, Dental Benefits Analyst; CDA Practice Support Center
Ms. Fayal is a CDA Practice Support dental benefits analyst and specializes in consulting with practices on dental benefit plans, navigating the benefits system and advocating for providers.

Kelly Giannatti, DMD
Dr. Giannetti received her DMD degree as well as a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard University. After Harvard, she completed her orthodontic residency at UCSF where she served as an Assistant Clinical Professor from 2000-2007. Dr. Giannetti is a Past-President of SDDS and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. She practices with Dr. Thais Booms and has offices in Sacramento and West Sacramento.

Mitchell Goodis, DDS
Dr. Goodis was raised in York, PA. He retired from the US Air Force and practices in Diamond Springs, CA. Dr. Goodis and his wife, Audrey Speicher Goodis, live in Placerville where he volunteers as a Cub Scout Den Leader and as a Boy Scout Assistant Scoutmaster. They have 3 daughters: Jamie, Jenny and Tiffany.

Lisa Greer, Practice Support Analyst; CDA Practice Support Center
Ms. Greer specializes in several aspects of dentistry, including working with dental benefit plans, dental billing, accounts receivable, community marketing, human resources, practice management and regulatory compliance. ​

Jagdev Heir, MD, DMD, FACS
Dr. Heir is a practicing Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon as well as a practicing Cosmetic Surgeon in the greater Sacramento region since 2006. Dr. Heir graduated with a Biochemistry degree from Rutgers University and went on to NJ Dental School and NJ Medical School at University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ (UMDNJ). He went on to do a Fellowship in Anesthesia at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center and then completed his Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at UMDNJ. After residency, he completed a Facial & Body Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship in Oklahoma City. He is triple Board Certified in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Facial Cosmetic Surgery, and General Body Cosmetic Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). In addition to maintaining a private practice he has served on various committees in the local dental society as well as an anesthesia evaluator and a Subject Matter Expert for the Dental Board of California. During his free time Dr. Heir enjoys spending time with his two boys, family and friends. ​

Rich Hirschinger, DDS, MBA
Dr. Hirschinger is a Board-certified orofacial pain specialist at his private practice in Beverly Hills. He graduated from the USC School of Dentistry in 1985, the USC Marshall School of Business in 2001, and he completed a 2-year full time residency in Orofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine at the UCLA School of Dentistry in 2012. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, and a Clinic Supervisor every Wednesday at UCLA in the Orofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine residency. He holds two patents as the inventor of the gentle jaw, which became commercially available in March 2020. ​

Kelly Jāecks, MA, RDH
MS. Jaecks is a self-care strategist, a nationally published author, professional speaker, and coach. Kelli works with organizations who want achievable strategies to slay burn-out and optimize their team’s total health. She also coaches others to put their own self care first, so they can fully live their lives, and better serve the world.
Kelli is the author of the Amazon best seller: Martinis & Menopause — Strategies, Science and Sips that Empower Women to Beat the Hormone Groan. She is a past president of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, and the NSA (National Speakers Association), Oregon Chapter.
Kelli holds master’s degree from Oregon State University in Communication and Adult Education. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1996.
Kelli enjoys traveling to cool venues for scuba-diving and performing in live theater productions. ​

JoAnne Jones, RDH
Ms. Jones brings life, energy and inspiration to all her presentations. The veteran dental hygienist turned educator has a no-nonsense approach and dynamic speaking style that has made her one of North America’s most sought-after lecturers in the dental community. Jo-Anne has been selected as one of DPR’s Top 25 Women in Dentistry and joins the 2018 Dentistry Today CE Leaders for the 8th consecutive year. Jo-Anne’s gift for motivating and inspiring has catapulted her into motivational speaking for Fortune 500 companies and professional women’s groups.​

Lory Laughter, RDH, MS
Ms. Laughter graduated from Idaho State University with her BS in 1994 and from the University of California San Francisco with an MS in Dental Hygiene in 2015. Today she has a variety of career roles including Dental Hygiene Program Director and Assistant Professor at University of the Pacific in San Francisco, speaking, writing and research.

Lory wrote a monthly column in RDH Magazine from 2005 – 2018. She also has several peer-review published articles. She is a co-author of Newman and Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology for the Dental Hygienist, 1st Edition, Published by Elsevier.

She received the 2011 Idaho State University Division of Health Sciences Professional Achievement Award, the 2015 Sunstar America Award of Distinction and a 2018 Outstanding Teaching Award at Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.

Lory is a Past President of the California Dental Hygienists’ Association and enjoys advocating for Dental Hygienists in California and the nation.

In her personal time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her 9 grown children and 15 grandchildren.

Shelli Macaluso, Risk Management Analyst; TDIC
Ms. Macaluso joined TDIC in 2018 as an RM Analyst. She speaks nationally representing the company during presentations for dental conventions, dental schools, specialty groups and participating dental societies. She advises dentist in the areas of professional liability, employment, property, and Cyber liability risk management. Prior to joining TDIC, she worked as an RDA, Specialty coordinator and promoted to Senior Business Manager of a large dental practice. Shelli is dedicated to making an instrumental and strategic impact on the dental community through providing RM guidance and resources to dental professionals.

Jeannette MacLean, DDS
Dr. MacLean is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, owner of Affiliated Children’s Dental Specialists in Glendale, Arizona, and mother of two. She received her dental degree, with honors, from the University of Southern California in 2003 and completed her specialty training in pediatric dentistry in 2005 at Sunrise Children’s Hospital through the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. MacLean has become an internationally recognized advocate and expert on minimally invasive dentistry, appearing in newspapers, magazines, television, and continuing education lectures on this hot topic. Most notably, she was featured in the July 2016 New York Times article “A Cavity Fighting Liquid Helps Kids Avoid Dentists’ Drills,” which brought national attention to the option of treating cavities non-invasively with silver diamine fluoride.

Mike Miyasaki, DDS
Dr. Miyasaki has a fee-for-service general dentistry practice in Sacramento, CA, where insurance reigns. He has been in practice for 34 years, in education for 31 years and involved in corporate endeavors for over 25. Currently he is a manufacturing COO/CDO, is the Director of Education for the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum, and he is the Chief Education Executive for the Academy of Minimally Invasive Implantology. He lectures internationally on many topics which are reflected in his practice. Accepting that dentists today have different challenges than 30 years ago, he is devoted to helping the profession not spiral to the bottom but climb to new heights. He is a strong believer that curiosity and education are what make the practice of dentistry exciting, and continued growth brings satisfaction in one’s work. He is also grateful for the opportunities to share and discuss ideas. Working with his colleagues to create their remarkable life and enjoying their profession delivering the best treatment outcomes for their patients is now his passion.

Marcella Oster, RDA
Ms. Oster has 27+ years of experience in the dental industry including working as a dental assistant and RDA for 13 years. In 1993, Ms. Oster co-founded and was President of EcoSolutions, the first company to provide comprehensive hazardous chemical waste management services to dental offices (including processing of the chemicals). In 1999, EcoSolutions merged with the industry’s largest medical waste management company.

Christine Sison, CEO; Swiss Monkey
Ms. Sison is the CEO of Swiss Monkey, a staffing and virtual front office services company. She has built and has managed a dental practice for over 10 years and has her Bachelors in Neurobiology from UC Berkeley and a Master’s in Health Policy and Management form the Harvard School of Public Health. Prior to her work in dentistry, she conducted brain tumor research at UCSF, assisted in the integration of IT into clinics and hospitals, and later led the development of community-wide healthcare systems, including telemedicine efforts.

Jamie Wiles, Risk Management Analyst; TDIC
Ms. Wiles joined TDIC as a Risk Management Analyst in 2019. Jamie serves as an advisor for dental professionals in the areas of professional, employment and business liability risk management. With a background in advertising and marketing, Jamie brings over 10 years of combined experience in the dental industry in front office operations, dental supply, equipment and implant sales, technical support and service coordination for leading dental suppliers and distributors. Jamie’s career has been dedicated to supporting and educating dentists in all aspects of professional risk management.

Theresa Worsham, DMD
Dr. Theresa Worsham was born and raised in Missouri, she earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and her Doctorate from ATSU Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health. She completed her periodontal residency training at Baylor/Texas A&M College of Dentistry. She was selected to serve as Chief Resident during her last year of residency. During her residency, she taught dental students and residents in addition to practicing at Texas A&M Dental School and Children’s Hospital Dallas. While in residency, she completed a Masters of Science in Oral Biology and did research with amelogenin peptides.

Dr. Worsham is honored to serve the Sacramento and Folsom community. She enjoys all aspects of periodontics from oral health education, infectious disease, hard and soft tissue grafting and implantology.

Dr. Worsham enjoys spending time with friends and family. She met her husband Austen before dental school and they have one son, Oliver. She enjoys comedy movies and dance classes.


Thursday, February 10, 2022


7:30am–9:30am • 2 CEU, Core
California Dental Practice Act: Where’s the Line?
Nancy Dewhirst, RDH, BS (Sponsored by PCIHIPAA)

This course covers topics and regulations that are required by the California Dental Practice Act (DPA) for re-licensure, illustrated by stories and violations of the law. Examine scope of practice, licensure & qualifications, unprofessional conduct, drug offenses, consent, and mandated reporting. Learn how those regulations define dental practice limits, how to find answers to legal questions addressed by the DPA, enforcement and where to locate resources.
Course objectives:

  • Understand how the DPA scope of regulations defines dental practice limits
  • Understand how the California Dental Board enforces the DPA
  • Learn how to locate information and resources related to the DPA

7:30am–9:30am • 2 CEU, Core
Botched or a Complication?
Jagdev Heir, MD, DMD, FACS (Sponsored by Zest Dental Solutions)

Ever wonder what goes through an oral surgeon’s mind when they see a botched case or a complication? Come and find out along with how to handle simple and complex complications. See what surgical assistants and RDAs can do to help the doctor.
Course objectives:

  • Learn how to handle complications, for both the doctor and the RDA
  • Understand the various issues related to dentoalveolar, implants, cosmetic complications
  • Learn about procedures gone wrong
  • Learn about complications occurring from complications

7:45am–9:45am • 2 CEU, Core
Stage it, Grade it – Now What? Treating the Diagnosis of Periodontal Disease
Theresa Worsham, DMD (Sponsored by Straumann)

This course discusses the broad range of infectious periodontal disease, including the etiology of the different infectious diseases. Focus will be on recognizing the different signs of periodontal disease and proper treatment course. Cases will be discussed throughout the course to develop a solid foundation.
Course objectives:

  • Recognize the signs of the different types of periodontitis in this new grading system
  • Understand proper treatment planning for even the most challenging cases
  • Recognize case presentations of the typical, abnormal and the weird

8:00am–9:30am • 1.5 CEU, Core
Are You Trying to Treat TMJ Using Dental Procedures?
Rich Hirschinger, DDS, MBA (Sponsored by gentle jaw)

TMJ, or what most patients think is TMJ, is not usually related to occlusion or the temporomandibular joint; it is usually related to the musculature that closes the jaw from “excessive occlusion.” These muscles can cause a lot of pain, even suicidal pain, and the pain can be treated using medical procedures provided by a dentist.
Course objectives:

  • Identify the muscle referral patterns of the head and neck
  • Understand the rationale behind trigger point injections and Botox for therapeutic use
  • Learn why most TMJ pain is not related to the joint or occlusion

8:00am–9:30am • 1.5 CEU, 20%
Kondo Your Clinic… NOW!
Kelly Giannetti, DMD

Spark joy in your 9–5. Do you wonder what patients feel when they enter your office? Does your office reflect your work ethic and personality? Get passionate about creating an environment that reflects the quality of work you provide!
Course objectives:

  • Understand strategies for removing clutter and looking at your office from the patient’s perspective
  • Learn how to address your digital workflow and a truly paperless office
  • Learn about clinical options for a big impact on waste production

8:00am–9:30am • 1.5 CEU, Core
Vaping: Just the Facts!
Jo-Anne Jones, RDH

There is hardly a day that goes by without ‘vaping’ making headline news. We are just beginning to learn about the potential long-term risks of vaping. Vaping-related pulmonary illness, alteration of adolescent brain development, nicotine addiction, accidental injuries and several reported deaths are a few of the risks that are coming to light with the use of vaping products. What is our messaging to our dental patients and how may we best educate them on the potential risks of this growing trend?
Course objectives:

  • Learn how to identify vaping incidence and prevalence in the U.S.
  • Understand the science behind vaping – and what has led to its growing popularity and addictive properties
  • Learn how to recognize the impact of vaping on oral and systemic health

10:00am–11:30am • 1.5 CEU, 20%
Collect with Confidence
Cindy Fayal, Dental Benefits Analyst and Lisa Greer, Practice Support Analyst; CDA Practice Support Center

The front office sets the stage for managing patient collections and strong billing practices. When a practice has clear, defined, and implemented patient collection and billing systems, the day runs efficiently, and patients understand the payment expectations. But, managing collections takes confidence, and confidence comes with knowledge. This course will help you administer your practice’s billing and collections system with confidence.
Course objectives:

  • Learn how to become a confident collections and billing expert
  • Learn to navigate through the most difficult patient billing and collections scenarios
  • Understand the billing tools that will make your job easier
  • Learn how to strengthen your current coding knowledge
  • Learn the consequences for not billing correctly

10:00am–12:00pm • 2 CEU, 20%
Patient First. What About Me?
Kelli Jaecks, MA, RDH

Dental professionals who care for the health and well-being of others are especially susceptible to burnout. Everyone else’s needs come before our own, both at work and at home. The adage of “patient first” has unintentionally created an environment in health care that places the practitioner last. What if we spin this practice on its head? Practitioner first. My own physical and mental well-being first. Why? Because Self-Care is Healthcare. When we focus on strengthening the practitioner, we are better equipped to serve the patient.
Course Objectives:

  • Discover why self-care needs to be a non-negotiable in a healthy practitioner
  • Understand the principles of Patient First
  • Learn how to investigate simple, positive changes to address burnout and increase personal wellness and have fun doing it!

10:00am–12:00pm • 2 CEU, Core
Comprehensive Care Utilizing Advanced Digital and Direct Restoration Material
Payam Ataii, DMD (Sponsored by Shofu Dental)

Dr. Ataii will share current “GIOMER” and bioactive restorative techniques and product choices for the clinician and dental team seeking to advance their skills while completing procedures in a minimal amount of time. Learn how to enhance your team’s skill set, improve, and simplify your everyday dentistry, plus gain more patient acceptance by communicating with your restorative patients by utilizing digital imaging.
Course objectives:

  • Learn how to diagnose and plan treatment of failed restorations
  • Learn material options for long-term restorative success
  • Learn case presentations for patient acceptance using digital photography
  • Learn about finishing, polishing, and consistent delivery for ideal margins

10:00am–12:00pm • 2 CEU, Core
HIPAA Training: Complete Your 2022 Requirement!
Jeff Broudy, CEO; PCIHIPAA (Sponsored by PCIHIPAA)

2020 and 2021 were unprecedented years for dental providers. Forced to adapt to ever-changing circumstances, practices across the nation scrambled to put together a response plan to ensure compliance with new HIPAA guidance. What do you need to do now to protect your practice? Drawing on his experience as a leader in cyber-security and compliance, Mr. Broudy will address the lessons learned and implications for the future of healthcare compliance.
Course objectives:

  • Learn about evolving COVID-19 cyber threats, including ransomware attacks
  • Learn tips to keep your patients, employees and practice safe and secure
  • Learn about enforcement trends for HIPAA violations
  • This course will complete your 2022 HIPAA Risk Assessment requirement!

10:00am–12:30pm • 2.5 CEU, Core
Hindsight is 20/20: Missing the Oral/Oropharyngeal Cancer Diagnosis
Jo-Anne Jones, RDH (Sponsored by VELscope and Orascoptic)

The ability to save a life through earlier diagnosis is a gratification that may not be compared to anything we do in dentistry. Conversely, when we ‘miss’ a diagnosis, the sorrow that ensues is challenging to overcome. Through a guided visual journey of inspiring and moving oral cancer stories of survivors and those who have lost their lives, learn the subtle life-saving symptoms and critical screening techniques that will increase our opportunity to save a life! This is a presentation you will never forget.
Course objectives:

  • Recognize the incidence and five-year survival rates of current oral and oropharyngeal cancer
  • Learn and explore the critical components and palpation techniques of today’s oral cancer screening exam
  • Understand the role adjunctive screening devices, play in enhancing our assessment capabilities

10:30am–12:00pm • 1.5 CEU, Core
Splints Gone Wrong
Kelly Giannetti, DMD (Sponsored by Align Technology)

All of us prescribe various forms of night guards to help our patients. But…they are NOT without risks. This lecture will discuss iatrogenic tooth movement and how to predict it.
Course objectives:

  • Learn about commonly used splints and their side effects
  • Learn about the common side effects and predictable treatment
  • Learn how to correct unwanted movement with aligners

1:30pm–4:00pm • 2.5 CEU, 20%
Scheduling Frustrations Solved—20 Step Plan to Take Control of Your Day!
Jennifer de St. Georges (Sponsored by CareCredit)

Scheduling Situations Solved…enjoy reduced stress, increased production and happy patients. Today’s busy patients are rarely tolerant of a dental practice consistently ‘running late’ and they have no problem discussing their frustrations on the internet! This program delivers the tools and communication skills needed to solve eight of the top time management problems.
Course objectives:

  • Learn to run on time, reduce team stress, protect productivity and increase patient/practice communication and customer service
  • Learn the rules to manage emergencies, scheduling bottlenecks, and late arrivals
  • Learn the tips and tricks to solve a Hit List of issues and frustrations

1:30pm–4:00pm • 2.5 CEU, Core
Recession: To Treat or Not to Treat, THAT is the Question
Theresa Worsham, DMD

This course dives in to the different types of recession defects. We will discuss the etiology of the different recession defects and focus on the proper treatment of these defects. Cases will be discussed throughout the course to develop a solid foundation.
Course objectives:

  • Learn to recognize the different types of recession
  • Learn the proper treatment planning for even the most challenging cases
  • Learn case presentations of different recession defects

1:30pm–4:00pm • 2.5 CEU, 20%
Martinis, Millennials, Motherhood & Menopause: Considerations in Women’s Health for You,
Your Dental Team and Your Patients
Kelli Jaecks, MA, RDH

With over 50% of graduating dentists and over 90% of dental hygienists being female, our industry needs a clear focus on women’s health. According to the US Census, there are over 126 million women in the U.S. today. As our population ages, women will outnumber men two-to-one. How do we best care for ourselves and our patients in this growing reality? Whether we are dealing with periods and PMS, pregnancy, or perimenopause, hormones impact multiple bodily systems, including oral health. This presentation will examine multiple systems within the female body that are affected as we age. Women can be proactive in making lifestyle choices to get healthier and live longer. As healthcare providers, we can educate and empower our patients in positive habits for disease prevention and longevity.
Course Objectives

  • Understand how hormones impact multiple bodily systems, including oral health
  • Learn to identify risk factors and prevention strategies for oral, breast, and bone health
  • Understand and explore simple strategies in mental and physical wellness to beat the hormone groan at any age
  • Understand the role of the health care professional in understanding, supporting and educating patients

1:30pm–4:30pm • 3 CEU, Core
Annual OSHA Training and Infection Control – Are We Safe “Enough?”
Nancy Dewhirst, RDH, BS (Sponsored by PCIHIPAA)

This course reviews the science of disease transmission and many dental safety recommendations considering COVID-19 and beyond. Standard and Transmission-based Precautions will be explained in the context of CDC and ADA Guidelines and OSHA & Dental Board regulations (meets Infection Control and OSHA CE requirements). Safety strategies and actions are ranked by effectiveness and include new technology, how to optimize indoor air safety, PPE, and other prevention controls.
Course objectives:

  • Learn to recognize and manage bloodborne, contact, droplet and airborne diseases
  • Understand and identify best practices for providing dental care while considering COVID-19
  • Learn how to make sense of evolving recommendations as applied to changing infection risk

1:45pm–4:15pm • 2.5 CEU, Core
New Era in Patient Care with Clear Aligners
Payam Ataii, DMD (Sponsored by SmileDirectClub)

This lecture will review the clinical efficacy of the hybrid aligner model and discuss clinical cases for doctors and dental team members. Key area of focus include patient case selection, office integration, and practice growth. Clinical cases with a key objective of understanding the types of cases that are ideal for the hybrid model and others that fit the traditional aligner workflow will be reviewed.
Course objectives:

  • Understand the influences of aligner treatment options on practice management and revenue
  • Learn clinical guidelines to identify patients that are ideal for the hybrid aligner model
  • Learn how to create a superior dental experience for every patient within the practice

2:00pm–4:00pm • 2 CEU, Core
What’s in Your Oral Cancer Screening Toolkit? Workshop Format
Jo-Anne Jones, RDH (Sponsored by VELscope and Orascoptic)

A highly interactive hands-on workshop designed to equip today’s dental clinician with the skill set to recognize and identify the earliest warning signs of HPV and non-HPV oral and oropharyngeal cancer. Breakout sessions will involve hands-on use of adjunctive screening devices, AirPlay mirroring of a live examination, and the review of techniques both extraoral and intraorally. The integration of Teledentistry demonstrating ability to assess, capture, annotate and manage findings providing your practice and dental patients with the best possible opportunity for earlier discovery of oral cancer.
Course objectives:

  • Learn how to perform a systematic extraoral and intraoral examination with attention to high-risk anatomical areas related both to HPV and non-HPV oral and oropharyngeal cancer
  • Learn and recognize the subtle, life-saving signs and symptoms that may accompany HPV oropharyngeal cancer
  • Understand how to review clinical resources that will aid in assessment, documentation and management pathways of an abnormal finding

Friday, February 11, 2022


7:30am–9:00am • 1.5 CEU, 20%
Ergonomics: It’s a Balancing Act
Nancy Dewhirst, RDH, BS

Wear comfortable clothes for stretching! Enjoy a long dental career and improve clinical precision while avoiding injury and pain! Pathogenesis, causes and prevention of various cumulative trauma disorders are discussed, focusing on upper extremity, spinal and joint pathologies. Evaluate preventive strategies, including equipment design, body positioning and conditioning. Practice stretching and strengthening exercises to reduce pain, preserve range of motion and optimize personal career excellence and longevity.
Course objectives:

  • Learn how to evaluate physical signs and symptoms of cumulative trauma disorders commonly found in dental workers
  • Understand the physiology of representative cumulative trauma disorders
  • Understand how to practice and evaluate stretching and strengthening exercises and compare ergonomic features of dental equipment that benefit workers and patients

7:30am–9:30am • 2 CEU, Core
Be SMART: Silver Modified Atraumatic Restorative Treatment
Jeannette MacLean, DDS (Sponsored by Elevate Oral Care and GC America)

Learn how to treat and restore cavities in an efficient, effective, and painless way using Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) and Glass Ionomer Cement (GIC), known as Silver Modified Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (SMART). SDF can arrest caries and desensitize dentin with little more than a microbrush, while expanding access to care and improving outcomes. Review how bioactive materials like GIC can not only restore, but also further arrest and remineralize carious lesions while conserving tooth structure. Find out how offering minimally-invasive options like SMART, can attract new patients, improve patient satisfaction, and increase internal marketing and word of mouth referrals to your practice.
Course objectives:

  • Learn the principles of case selection, informed consent, treatment planning, and a clinical protocol for SDF
  • Learn and review the evidence for atraumatic restorative treatment to manage dental caries
  • Describe the case selection, materials, and clinical protocol for SMART

8:00am–9:30am • 1.5 CEU, 20%
Communication Skills to Instill Patient Confidence and Trust: The Foundation of the Referral Practice
Jennifer de St. Georges (Sponsored by CareCredit)

“Inform before you perform, no surprises” is the key to building confidence and trust between practice and patient. A strong interactive Doctor/Team communication allows everyone to speak with one voice; never underestimate the power of a unified approach with patients. Enjoy increased patient acceptance when patients know “what’s in it for them!”
Course objectives:

  • Learn the guidelines, tools and techniques to elevate communication skills
  • Learn how to enhance patient customer service and outcomes
  • Understand and create a master plan to make implementation stress-free, fun and productive

8:00am–10:00am • 2 CEU, Core
Inflammatory Diseases: It’s Not Just Perio Anymore
Lory Laughter, RDH, MS

This program presents information on the oral effects of inflammatory diseases, chronic pain, and related medications; what to look for in the health history; how to gently care for sufferers; and when to consider a medical referral. It also recommends resources and educational materials as well as methods clinicians can use to treat people with these issues.
Course objectives:

  • Learn to recognize oral manifestations associated with inflammatory diseases
  • Understand how the brain and body respond to chronic pain
  • Learn how to identify strategies to provide comfortable dental treatment for patients with chronic pain

8:00am–11:00am • 3 CEU, Core
Let’s Destroy the Misconceptions of Minimally Invasive Implants: Travel a Personal Journey of Understanding So You Can Use Them Too
Michael Miyasaki, DDS (Sponsored by IBS Implant and Academy of Minimally Invasive Implantology)

Patients are seeking out dental implants more now than in the past 30 years! This course will help clinicians determine if implants are a service they want to add to their practice or, for those placing implants already, if a minimally invasive approach can be incorporated into what they do already. With a system designed with minimally invasive implant placement in mind, there is less morbidity; it can save you and your patient’s time and money and, most importantly, can increase your implant’s longevity. Treatment alternatives that offer us predictability and conserve the maximum amount of bone and tissue will be discussed. Join me on my personal journey through challenges, such as failure to integrate and peri-implantitis, what I have come to learn, and so much more.
Course objectives:

  • Learn why dental implants should be offered to patients, how to talk to patients, and how the team can support their integration
  • Understand the core principles of minimally invasive implantology
  • Understand protocols for minimally invasive implantology will be illustrated and explained
  • Understand how to grow your practice by offering implant services

9:30am–11:30am • 2 CEU, Core
Gotta Love Infection Control
Marcella Oster, RDA

Get back to loving your infection control by updating techniques, risks and standard operating procedures that can help you be in compliance. Since COVID, there is SO much more to review…and so much more to “embrace!” This course meets the two-hour infection control for license renewal.
Course objectives:

  • Learn how to outline standard operating procedures for all areas of the dental office
  • Learn how to analyze risks for potential modes of transmission/pathogens
  • Understand the measures for effective and implemented environmental control
  • Learn to identify steps to protect and educate staff/patients from Covid-19

10:00am–12:00pm • 2 CEU, Core
Less is More: Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Treatment Options for Enamel Defects
Jeannette MacLean, DDS (Sponsored by Elevate Oral Care, GC America and DMG America)

Unsightly congenital enamel defects and acquired white spot lesions can be troublesome for many patients. Historically, these blemishes have been treated with invasive and costly resin bondings and veneers. Dealing with enamel defects can prove particularly troublesome for young patients, which when left untreated, often become a source of embarrassment for the patient. Or worse, some lesions may progress to cavitations, particularly post-orthodontic white spot lesions. This course will review three simple and painless options to manage enamel defects. MI Paste, ICON Resin Infiltration, and Etch/Bleach/Seal can improve or even completely reverse the appearance of congenital enamel defects and white spot lesions while preserving tooth structure and repairing the patient’s natural enamel.
Course objectives:

  • Learn how to recognize evidence for using MI Paste, ICON Resin Infiltration, and Etch/Bleach/Seal
  • Understand case selection, materials, and clinical protocol for each procedure
  • Understand the pros and cons for each technique

10:00am–12:00pm • 2 CEU, 20%
Financial Patient Communication-7-Point Plan to Eliminate Financial Surprises
Jennifer de St. Georges (Sponsored by CareCredit)

It is harder to collect money from patients with dental insurance than patients without coverage! This program delivers tools, techniques and communication skills to educate patients on their financial responsibilities…learn to LOVE talking money and payments with patients!
Course objectives:

  • Learn how to increase cash flow, lower AR, reduce patients confusion re 3rd party involvement
  • Understand positive patient consultation tips for successful collections, including phone “shoppers”
  • Learn clear financial policies and proactive and informative communication tools

10:30am–12:30pm • 2 CEU, Core
The Science of Products and Technology: Old, New, Tried and True
Lory Laughter, RDH, MS (Sponsored by GC America)

This course reviews commercial and professional products; some new and exciting, and some established favorites. Participants will also learn research tips and receive hands on evaluation of select products. The content will help practitioners develop customized prevention programs that go far beyond teaching people how to brush and floss while building strong disease prevention programs.
Course objectives:

  • Learn about research on commercial and professional products that can make practice more effective and easier for patients and practitioners
  • Learn how to develop a prevention program using tests, technologies, and products that fit a practice philosophy and style
  • Understand and identify resources with additional information and demonstrations

11:30am–12:30pm • 1 CEU, 20%
The Great Resignation and Rehiring: Dentistry’s Changing Workforce Composition
and the Age of Digital Transformation
Christine Sison, CEO; Swiss Monkey

With the recent pandemic, pre and post, dentists have learned that the “old ways” of practice management may have other options, that may be better options. The past two years have challenged dentists to find alternate work modes and solutions for what used to be “the normal and standard” ways. Attend this presentation to learn what is new and innovative and what may work for your practice.
Course objectives:

  • Learn about the rise of the remote workers, the changing workforce composition in dentistry and the use of hybrid models (in-office and off-site)
  • Learn the new recruiting mindset for employers
  • Understand the impact of new technology and business intelligence tools and what that means for practice operations, the patient experience and staffing

1:30pm–3:30pm • 2 CEU, Core
Is My Patient Crazy or Do They Actually Have Pain? Solving the Puzzle of Treating Invisible Pain
Rich Hirschinger, DDS, MBA (Sponsored by gentle jaw)

In the past, if a doctor could not account for the source of a patient’s pain, treatment was provided including root canals and/or extractions. If the pain did not resolve even after an extraction, it was assumed the patient was crazy or the pain was not related to the scope of dentistry, and the patient was referred to a physician or they just continued to live with their pain. During Dr. Hirschinger’s presentation, you will see videos of patients that had invisible pain that was not accounted for clinically or radiographically. You will hear about patients that had dental treatment that did not to relieve their pain since the pain was not odontogenic.
Course objectives:

  • Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, and nervus intermedius neuralgia
  • Understand how to localize pain and be more certain of a diagnosis before irreversible dental treatment is rendered
  • Learn how to recognize various headaches according to the International Headache Society criteria

1:30pm–3:30pm • 2 CEU, Core
An Endless Love for California Dental Practice Act
Marcella Oster, RDA

Face it, we all have a love/hate relationship with ever-changing laws, managing employees and being in compliance. This two-hour course meets license renewal requirements for CDPA.
Course objectives:

  • Understand and review the scope of practice, standards, and law/ethics
  • Understand mandated reporting, identifying victims of violence or neglect, outlining responses and procedures
  • Learn the laws governing prescription drugs
  • Understand the definition of Law and Ethics in dentistry
  • Understand the On the Job Training (OTJT) responsibilities and fines

1:30pm–3:30pm • 2 CEU, 20%
Love and Processing: 10 Steps to Keeping your Patients Happy and your AR Low
Sara Baker, CEO; SD Reliance

What’s love got to do with it? (“It” being claims processing, of course!) The answer is…everything! Maintaining a loving relationship with your insurance AR is key to your entire collections process. Your insurance claims submission and aging process can be efficient, cost-effective, and – amazingly – easy! Ms. Baker will walk through the claims process designed to keep claims processing painless and healthy.
Course objectives:

  • Understand how to set the stage for effective claims processing
  • Learn how to create a successful insurance AR system
  • Understand what defines “lack of dental necessity” – common claim issues and how to avoid them

1:30pm–3:30pm • 2 CEU, 20%
Reducing Your Practice Risk: Effective Risk Management Strategies, Tips, and Resources
Jamie Wiles and Shelli Macaluso, Risk Management Analysts; TDIC (Sponsored by TDIC)

Dentistry is a career that can be immensely rewarding if well protected. Part of that protection includes steps you can take to avoid common risks faced by dentists. Through case presentation, this course reveals how you can identify and minimize potential risks through implementation of proven risk management techniques and incorporation of trusted resources. Topics that will be covered include informed consent, patient dismissal, refunds, and employment issues.
Course objectives:

  • Learn how to launch a comprehensive informed consent protocol
  • Learn when and how to refund or dismiss a patient
  • Learn how to implement protocols to protect your practice

1:45pm–3:45pm • 2 CEU, Core
Ice Age: Pathology, Physiology, and Destructive Aftermath of Methamphetamine Abuse
Mitchell Goodis, DDS and Jennifer Berry, MS, LMFT

Young victims of Methamphetamine addiction suffer Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Understand how meth affects both mind and body, why it is so addictive, how it is cooked and distributed, and what happens when CPS is called. Dentists and their staff are mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect. Meet a former meth addict who lost her children to foster care due to drug use, and a Child Protective Services therapist who makes tough decisions to remove children from bad situations.
Course objectives:

  • Understand how Methamphetamine is manufactured, shipped, and distributed to addict the American consumer
  • Understand clearly the allure of Methamphetamine, how it affects the brain, and why recidivism is common
  • Learn the “behind the scenes” events that occur when a dental office calls CPS to report child abuse

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ERICA A LEWISVisitor Dental Hygienist at Dr. Robert StarrFresno, USA

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