San Diego Dental Convention


Marina Village Conference Center
1936 Quivira Way San Diego, California 92109
Phone: 619.277.4743  ~  Email: chris@ceadental.com


100 - Diode Laser Certification 
Dentist=$595, Staff=$495
In this hands-on diode laser certification program you will learn the adjunctive use of laser as an essential element in periodontal therapy and for optimum recall management.  Working with simulation exercises, this dynamic workshop is designed to build confidence and clinical understanding in the delivery of periodontal treatment protocols by using Diode lasers. Join us as we take the voyage of discovery through diode laser techniques in this dynamic hands-on clinical workshop. 


Educational Objectives:
-Fundamentals of laser science: wavelengths, their absorption characteristics and safety.
-Thermal disinfection and how the laser promotes physiologic healing.
Treatments of gingivitis, chronic, and aggressive periodontitis.
-Laser sulcular debridement, disinfection, initiated and bare fiber applications.
-And More!!!!
Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00


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101 - Infection Control for License Renewal and OSHA for the Dental Office 
Jonathan Rudin, DDS, MS
A required course for all California licensed dental professionals, this needs to be taken every 2 years.


Jonathan Rudin, DDS, MS, MPH is the Vice President of Training and Support at San Diego Healthcare Compliance.  Over the past three decades, Dr. Rudin has worked as a clinician in a wide variety of settings, including private practices, community dental clinics, and as a civilian contractor for the US Navy.  He has enjoyed teaching students at both the Southwestern Community College Dental Hygiene Program and United Education Institute’s Dental Assisting Program.

Dr. Rudin is passionate about providing the comprehensive training needed for safety in the workplace.  He uses a well thought out, action-oriented system based on California OSHA regulations for healthcare facilities.  Dr. Rudin combines his enthusiasm for employee safety with his unique background and depth of experience as a clinician, epidemiologist, and teacher.
A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, Dr. Rudin’s post- doctoral education includes a general practice residency at the University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago.  In addition, he holds an MPH degree in Epidemiology and an MS degree in Health Informatics – both from the University of Minnesota.  Dr. Rudin's most recent work is as a research dentist for the National Institutes of Health - Study of Latinos (Project SOL), where he worked in conjunction with both SDSU and the San Ysidro Health Center.  Dr. Rudin is authorized by the U.S. Department of Labor as an OSHA  Outreach Trainer in General Industry Standards.
Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
8:15 AM - 11:15 AM 
Credits: 3.00


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102 - Medical Insurance Billing for Dentistry Certification
Rebecca Gerber
This course has a 1-day fee of
Dentist: $399.00,  Staff Member: $299.0
             

Billing medical insurance can be an untapped revenue source in many dental practices, and is becoming very important in today’s competitive environment. Submitting certain dental services to medical insurance carriers for medically necessary procedures, can help increase cash flow and add value to your practice. By understanding the medical coding process, your dental practice will be able to submit claims properly and obtain benefits for patients that otherwise may not accept treatment.
This course will provide the information and knowledge necessary to implement a medical billing system in your practice.

In this course participants will:
Learn Responsibilities of the Team Starting with the Doctor
Learn How to Identify Medically Billable Procedures
Learn How to Communicate Treatment Plans to Patients
Understand Medical Coding Guidelines for ICD-10 and CPT Procedure Codes
Receive detailed information on Sleep Apnea, TMJ, and Cone Beam CT Scans.
Explore Billing Service Options

Course handouts include:
Sample Documentation Required to Support Procedures Billed
Phone Preauthorization Scripts & Templates for Creating Inner Office Communication

Participation:
This course is geared to the Doctor, Office Manager, and Clinical Staff.  Successful reimbursement is highly dependent on the Doctor’s input into the coding process and the staff’s knowledge of billing procedures.

Morning Session will focus on:
Which Dental Procedures are Medically Billable
The Importance of the Patient Health History
Proper Documentation to Attain Reimbursement Utilizing the SOAP Format

Afternoon Session includes:
Specifics about Sleep Apnea and TMJ Documentation
Specifics about CT Scan Preauthorizations
Medical Coding Hands On Workshop Featuring:
How to fill out the Current CMS-1500 Medical Claim Form
Looking up Proper ICD-10 and CPT Codes in Codebook

(Participants are welcome to bring live case studies)
Upon Completion, participants will receive a “ Medical-Dental Insurance Coder’s Certification”.



Rebecca Gerber has been involved in the dental profession almost since birth.  She virtually grew up in a dental office, as her late father was a dentist in San Diego County for nearly 5 decades.
A third generation Office Manager, Becky learned many of the aspects of front office administration at an early age, from stuffing statements to addressing recall cards.  She has been an Office Manager for more than 21 years and an RDA since 1992.  Her experience is in front and back office management, specialties, and managed care.


In 1998, she organized and started the San Diego County Dental Office Managers Study Group, to encourage fellow office managers to network and exchange ideas.  In 2000, utilizing her vast experience in dental management, she founded Office Management Services, to help dentists organize their front office systems.  In 2006, she started the Academy of Dental Practice Careers, in order to train dental front office professionals.  
Through the years Becky has collaborated and worked with some of the biggest consulting names in dentistry. In 2002, Becky became the Southern California Regional Consultant for Bent Ericksen and Associates, which specializes on Personnel Issues and Labor Law Compliance.  

Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00


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​103 - Front Office Boot Camp, “Treatment Planning and Case Presentation” 
Kathy Dennis
The purpose of this lecture is to increase patient acceptance in your office with proven strategies and systems for treatment planning, consultations, financial arrangements, and production/collection systems.  Ineffective front office systems result in last minute cancellations, low collections, fewer cases accepted, and frustrated patients.
Join Kathy for an interactive session in which participants will identify management tools for achieving optimal practice growth.  You will learn systems and real strategies for increasing collections, monitoring your practice effectively, streamlining scheduling, and fine-tuning team communication.

In this course you will learn:
●  New patient Telephone etiquette that build relationships, while getting to the details
●  What to do when patients don’t pay
●  Importance of getting correct and complete patient information
●  Managing patient and office flow
●  How to bring the financial discussion into the New Patient phone call
●  Why and when to offer flexible financial arrangements
●  Building the communication bridge: clinical to administrative teams
● How to teach the patient to take responsibility for their own dental benefits
● Effective claim submission techniques
●  Understanding why patients deny treatment and appropriate follow up
●  Reports to run – and when – to ensure a full schedule for the dentist
●  How to get to 90% case acceptance 

Kathy Dennis 
has been a dental consultant and Southern California’s most respected insurance authority for the past 20 years.  She has built and rehabilitated more than 50 dental offices in California.   She owns a dental billing company that processes dental offices insurance for both medical and dental coverage. Drawing upon her 20+ years’ of experience as a dental consultant, she has lectured at hundreds of programs for small and large organizations that resulted in higher team engagement and increased revenue. 
     Kathy is dedicated to helping dental practices realize their profit potential through the development and education of front office staff, quality patient care, and by empowering the entire team.  Her presentations share proven solutions that can be implemented immediately to become a profitable PPO practice without sacrificing quality of care.  Her other specialties are business office systems, dental insurance billing, and the implementation of systems to help reduce accounts receivable.  

Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
Credits: 3.50


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​104 - Six Month Smiles 1- Day Certification Course
Dr. Brooks Haney 

This course has a 1-day fee
Dentist: $750.00, Re-Audit $495
Staff: $199.00     


In this course participants will leave with the ability and confidence to start cases immediately and
straighten teeth with clear adult braces.

Course Handouts Include:  
patient forms
insurance guides and seminar notes

Participation:  
This course is for anyone who wants to incorporate  Short Term Ortho into their dental practice.
This course is geared to the Doctor, Office Manager, and Clinical Staff.  

Morning Session will focus on:
Introduction to Short Term Ortho
Overview of Treatment Philosophy
Bracket Positioning
Archwire Usage
Case Selection
Digital Treatment Planning with CONFIDEX
Starting a case
Interproximal Reduction
Hands-On 
Use of Composite Biteguards

Afternoon Session includes:
Use of Composite Biteguards
Predicting tooth movement
Case Review/Treatment Planning
Short Term Ortho vs. Aligner Therapy
STO Tips and Tricks
Full Case Review
Adjustment Specifics
Removing Braces and Retention
Occlusion
Consultations
Treating Spaced Cases

 Dr. Brooks Haney is the Assistant Clinical Director and a Clinical Instructor for Six Month Smiles.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University and received his doctor of dental surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry. He is a member of numerous local, state, and national dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Texas Dental Association, L. D. Pankey Alumni Association, International Dental Implant Association and is honored as a Goodfellow with the Dallas County Dental Society. He is currently serving his 4th 3-year term as a peer review member for that society. He has attended the continuum at the L. D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education and been an adjunct professor in the operative department at Baylor College of Dentistry. His Richardson, TX practice focuses on comprehensive dental care and reconstruction, implant dentistry, short term orthodontics, and diagnosis and management of sleep disordered breathing.  Dr. Haney was voted to “Best Dentists in Dallas” by D Magazine for 2010, 2013, 2014, and 2015. He was also selected as a Texas Super Dentist for 2014-2016.

Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00


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105 - Extraction Academy ~
        Hands-On Surgical Training Start Performing on of the most common
        Procedures in Dentistry with Confidence. 
This course has a 1-day fee of $995.00  

Dr. Thomas Weidmann, Dr. Kianor Shah
This advanced course combines an informative, in depth lectures with comprehensive hands on surgical experiences. The course is designed to teach minimally traumatic tooth extractions, focusing on alveolar ridge preservation, biomaterials selection and placement, surgical and suturing techniques, pain management and patient aftercare. Upon completion of the course, participants should have the skills to correctly plan and confidently perform various extraction techniques. In addition to the hands on workshop, participants will have excess to an online library of continuing education lectures and videos, to be reviewed prior and after the course for 1 year.

Workshop
7:30 – 8:00 Breakfast & Registration
8:00 – 9:00 Introduction and History
9:00 – 10:00 Case presentations
10:00 – 11:00 Instruments
11:00 – 12:00 Hands-on
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch 
1:00 – 2:00 Case presentations 
2:00 – 4:00 Hands-on
4:00 – 5:00 Tips and Tricks 


Dr. Kianor Shah:
Education
Master of Business Administration, projected completion (MBA): May, 2016 Emphasis: International Business – Brandman University Irvine, CA Campus Current GPA: 4.0/4.0
Master: International Congress Of Oral Implantologists (MICOI): December 28, 2012
Fellow: California Implant Institute (FCII): July 30, 2012
Fellow: International Academy of Dental-Facial Esthetics (FIADFE): November 12, 2012
Fellow: International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI), January 2012
Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD), Fall 2001 – 2006, Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine Graduate School and Teaching Assistantship, Spring 2001, Cumulative GPA: 4.0/4.0
Bachelor of Science (BS), Valedictorian: December 2000, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois, Cumulative GPA: 4.0/4.0
Diploma, Valedictorian: June 1997, Holbein Schule, Frankfurt, Germany

Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00


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106 - Bullseye - Shooting the Perfect X-Ray
​Janet Simpson
Digital radiography has some tremendous advantages over traditional film, no more chemicals, instant feedback, amazing images … well…maybe not so much. The technology is amazing.  The images could be amazing.   However, many dental practices have grown accustomed to poor diagnostic quality images.  They seem to be resigned to foreshortening, cone cuts and closed contacts.  There are even a few who just accept mandibular molar images without apices as if that’s as good as it gets.  What’s up with that?!?   Let’s face it, there are significant differences between wired digital sensors and film.  Identifying them is half the battle, overcoming them is the other.  This class will provide perspective, information, tips and tricks the student can use in clinical practice to improve the diagnostic quality of their radiographs.
Learning Objectives:
• Understand how the differences between wired sensors and Traditional film affect the diagnostic quality of your images.
• Convert the principles of shadow casting into useful skills to capture apices, open contacts and acquire images that are hard to reach.
• Review the paralleling and bisecting techniques 
• Refresh infection control protocol as it pertains to the radiography procedure.
• Refresh understanding of Radiation safety
• Learn a few Ninja moves.


Janet Simpson was trained on the job, and became an RDA, CDA in 1991.  A graduate of San Diego State University she earned her Bachelors of Vocational Education (Summa Cum Laude) in 2008.  While an adjunct instructor at San Diego Mesa College Dental Assisting Program, she was recognized as an “Exemplary online instructor”.  Janet is a caring, highly innovative instructor with consistently high reviews from her students.  She now owns and operates Dental Fundamentals Continuing Education whose mission it is to make learning dental auxiliary skills easy and fun. 

Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
8:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Credits: 3.50


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​107 - Effective, Efficient and Excellent Endodontics with the WaveOne Gold Reciprocating File
Reid V. Pullen, D.D.S.
This course will discuss and cover access, open orifice, negotiation to patency, accurate working length, open glide path, shaping with the WaveOne Gold nickel titanium file and obturation of the root canal system with GuttaCore.  At the end of the course the attendee should understand the basic endodontic principles that will allow them to predictably and efficiently obtain a successful endodontic result.  

Dr. Pullen graduated from USC Dental school in 1999 and then served 3 years in Landstuhl, Germany in the Army Dental Corps. While serving, he completed a 1 year Advanced Education in General Dentistry.  Dr. Pullen moved back to southern California in 2002 and worked as a general dentist in private practice for 2 years before attending the Endodontic Residency at the Long Beach Veterans Hospital.  Dr. Pullen graduated from endodontic residency in 2006 and worked in various private practices until opening his own practice in 2007.  Dr. Pullen maintains a full-time private endodontic practice in Brea, CA. Dr. Pullen became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 2013. His hobbies include Jiu Jitsu, golf, surfing and hanging out with his family.
Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
Credits: 3.50


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108 - How to master Direct & Indirect Veneers from  “Start to Finish’’ 
Dr Jack Ringer, Dr. Sigal Jacobson       *Hands-on 
Morning Session - Dr. Sigal Jacobson
• Porcelain versus composite restorations, indications, and contraindications
• Tips for selecting the right shade of composite Preparation guidelines for direct veneers

• Closing of diastema with composite
• Uveneer™: how to use the kit, tips and tricks from the inventor
• Create mock ups, class IVs, fractured tooth with Uveneer

• Presentation of clinical cases and videos
• How to avoid Failures 
• Make your own individual composite shade guides

• Build a composite bridge with Uveneer
• Create the perfect composite veneer

Afternoon Session
- Dr. Jack Ringer
• Smile design basics, including facial and intra-oral features

• Soft tissue management and gum contouring using lasers, resin mock-ups
• Communication skills between dentist, patient, specialist and laboratory

• Preparation guidelines and technique • Custom provisional laminates
 Laboratory considerations, including material selection
• Delivery and seating techniques
• Marketing skills


Inventor and a dentist, Dr. Sigal Jacobson is from Australia is an internationally acclaimed lecturer with more than 22 years of experience in aesthetic dentistry. She is named one of this year's top 25 women in dentistry. Dr Sigal published several articles in major dental magazines and invented the world renowned Uveneer™ system which is a predictable and efficient way to deliver direct veneers. In her lectures she provides insightful tips and practical learning for general dentists on the subject of aesthetic dentistry. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics, member of the Australian AADFA and a key speaker for Ultradent.

A nationally renowned lecturer in contemporary aesthetic dentistry, Dr. Jack Ringer is passionate about teaching on the topics of state-of-the-art creativity, aesthetic, and reconstructive dentistry. He has been in private practice for over 30 years in Anaheim, California, and has been teaching at various dental educational institutions for almost 25 years. Dr. Ringer has published many articles in the field of contemporary aesthetic dentistry. AACD President 2013-2014 Faculty Mentor – Spear Education, Scottsdale, AZ Past Faculty, Aesthetic Professionals Dental Education Center Past Assistant Clinical Director, Center for Contemporary Aesthetic Dentistry, UCLA Past Assistant Professor, Loma Linda Dental School

Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00


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​109 - Digital Dentistry is Here!  Are you ready?
Dr. Dan Guidera, DDS, Sandra White RDH,BS,  Ben Schulte, 
Digital Dentistry is no longer for “Early Adaptors”.   Social Media and the internet have made Patients very savvy. Not only do your Patients want new Technology many are demanding it.  And, if you don’t offer it, they may look elsewhere to get treatment.  
This course will teach you proper prep guide lines, tissue management and success in working with these new materials.   Case presentations will be presented along with hands on training.  The various technologies will be show cased and discussed along with business solutions when implementing these new Technologies.  Tomorrow is here don’t be left behind! 
All attendees with receive $150 worth of various products and will be enter into a drawing for an “All Ceramic Success Kit”.


Sandra White RDH,BS, Premier Dental Products:  CAD-CAM success starts with proper prepping.  Digital Scanning can be very unforgiving.  Sandra will discussed proper prep guidelines and tissue management.  The various Ceramic materials will be discussed, how to properly adjust and polish as well as remove them if necessary. 


Dr. Dan Guidera, DDS will share his experience implementing this technology to his practice.  He will discuss the impact it has had on his practice growth and patient experience.  He will present several cases and detail the tools and techniques he used to accomplish the desired outcome.  Dan will lead a hand on scanning and design session; attendees will use the scanners and software.

 Ben Schulte, E4D/Planmeca: will discuss the tools and technology currently available in the dental market.  He will review current ROI and describe future advancements.  He will outline the considerations for adopting same-day crowns versus digital scanning only.

Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
8:15 AM - 11:30 AM 
Credits: 3.50

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​110 - Trends in Instrumentation: A Hands-On Course
Lory Laughter
This course is designed to introduce the attendees to advances in instrument design, techniques and metals.  Nothing in the practice of dental hygiene is static and keeping current with technology is imperative.  This hands-on course allows the participant to review and practice the basics of instrumentation and ergonomics while learning and experiencing the latest in modified periodontal instrumentation techniques.

Technology has afforded dental hygiene practitioners options in hand instrumentation. This course will introduce and explore XP technology, the latest in metallurgic advancement for hand instruments. Participants will learn how and why this technology works in daily practice and periodontal treatment as well as try the modified scaling technique during the course using typodonts. Each participant will receive a free XP instrument. 

Course Objectives: 
After this course attendees will:
 Learning Objectives
• Be confident in the basics of instrumentation and ergonomic principles
• Understand the metallurgic properties of various instruments
• Understand the principles of instrument maintenance and sterilization
• Understand the benefits of sharpen-free XP Technology modified instrumentation
• Show proficiency in XP modified instrumentation techniques
• Practice advanced instrumentation techniques

 

Lory 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 assistant professor at University of the Pacific, speaking, writing and research. Lory has written a monthly column in RDH Magazine since 2005. This year she will extend her writing to peer reviewed journals with 4 research articles slated for publication. 
She received the 2011 Idaho State University Division of Health Sciences Professional Achievement Award and the 2015 Sunstar America Award of Distinction. She is a Key Opinion Leader for GC America Inc. and Philips (Sonicare) 
Lory is the California Dental Hygienists’’ Association President and looks forward to working with all the RDHs in California and beyond to bring attention and understanding to the vital role dentistry serves in health care. 

Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
Credits: 3.50



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LUNCH

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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201 -  California Dental Practice Act   
This Category I course provides an overview of the Dental Practice Act with emphasis on recent changes in the law, risk management and current federal HIPAA mandates. It will bring you and your staff up-to-date with regulations affecting your practice.​
Completion of this course satisfies the license renewal requirement for mandatory courses in Dental Practice Act.

Dental Practice Act Topics:

  • Scope of practice 
  • Requirements for license renewal
  • Use of auxiliaries in a dental practice
  • Laws governing the prescribing of drugs
  • Acts in violation of the dental practice act
  • Dental board enforcement program 


A required course for all California licensed dental professionals, this needs to be taken every 2 years.
 Date: Friday, November 10, 2017 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Credits: 2.00


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202 - Implant Site Grafting and Implant Maintenance
Dr David Yu
Having the knowledge and experience to perform implant site grafting and implant maintenance ensures that your implant cases will have successful long-term outcomes. This lecture presents the biological foundations of these two crucial subjects so participants can evaluate and adapt the currently available materials and techniques to develop his/her own expertise in both.

Dr David C Yu is an ivy-league educated, board-certified periodontist. He received his DMD from University of Pennsylvania, his AEGD certificate from Columbia University, and his periodontal specialty certificate as well as a Master in Medical Science (MMSc) from Harvard University. Dr. Yu started his own specialty practice in San Diego's UTC area in March of 2012.
     Dr Yu's past research on anatomical implication during implant placement, which was done in collaboration with Harvard, resulted in a first author publication.  The article was published by the prestigious journal, Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, one of the top two peer-reviewed dental implant journals worldwide by impact factor.

Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Credits: 2.00


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203 - Health Care Reform Act
Craig Gussin 
You will learn about the health care reform laws and how it will affect you, your dental practice & employees along with how your pediatrics patients  will have their preventative checkup covered under the health care reform laws.​

Craig Gussin attended Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, where he received his degree in Business Administration. Craig also holds an advanced degree, Charter Life Underwriter from Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He also has certification in advanced business and estate planning. Craig is licensed in California and most other states. Craig has been in the financial service business for over 25 years.


Craig is a member of the San Diego and State of California for the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, along with the National Association of Health Underwriters and The International Disability Insurance Society. Craig is the Past President of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors of San Diego (NAIFA), 2013-2014 VP of Legislation & Past President of the San Diego Association of Health Underwriters (SDAHU) and is a board member and Past President of the International Disability Insurance Society (IDIS). He has written articles, conducted seminars, been interviewed on TV, Radio, in the newspaper and magazines (including the June 2011 issue of Money Magazine where he discussed the current Disability Insurance marketplace). He has been a guest speaker for various interest groups addressing many aspects of Health, Life, Disability and Long Term Care Insurance.

Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Credits: 2.00


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204 - The benefits of Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™/ Pinhole Surgical Technique® as a minimally invasive alternative to Conventional gum grafting. Pinhole is scalpel-free, suture-free, graft free, virtually pain free
Dr. John Chao

Dr. John Chao the inventor of Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™/ Pinhole Surgical Technique®  will discuss the discovery of the Pinhole® technique, how and why it works without scalpels, sutures or grafting. He will also reveal why it is virtually pain free for patients. The presentation will include surgical videos, long term case photos from Dr. Chao and case photos from some of the 2,300+ Pinhole graduates.   Dr. Chao will also discuss papilla regeneration and regeneration of keratinized tissue and reveal the latest Pinhole study to compare Pinhole with Conventional grafting.  


Dr. John Chao graduated from the USC School of Dentistry and currently practices general dentistry in Alhambra, Ca. He received professional degrees from both USC School of Dentistry and Southwestern University School of Law. Dr. Chao has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Periodontology and he also teaches ethics at the USC School of Dentistry. 
Date: Friday, November 10, 2017 
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Credits: 4.00


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205 - Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office!      

Part 1
Dr. Eric Osmolinski, Dr. Jana Osmolinski

Medical emergencies are on the rise in the dental office due to increasing age of the population.
Our patients are living longer and are taking more prescription medications which have significant implication on the dental treatment. Being able to recognize and treat any potential emergency is a skill requiring knowledge and experience.

Educational Objectives:

Attendees will be provided with the description of the most common emergencies, equipment required and a team approach in the management of a stressful situations towards the successful treatment outcome.

Dr. Jana Osmolinski is a Dentist Anesthesiologist. After successful completion of her undergraduate Dental Degree from the University of Alberta in Canada, she decided to pursue a Postgraduate Advanced Training in Dental Anesthesiology at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York. During her extensive, level one trauma, hospital based training, she provided a variety of general anesthetics for medical procedures and gained valuable skills and experience in managing all levels of anesthesia and sedation as well as possible anesthetic emergencies throughout the whole peri-operative time period. She practices general dentistry as well dental anesthesiology and provides her patients with outstanding results in both fields. Dental Anesthesiology is an answer for anxious patients, patients with disabilities, young children with uncooperative behavior and elderly with neurological compromise. A Dental Anesthesiologist is a provider with the highest level of training of anesthesia in dentistry. Anesthesia is delivered in a very safe manner, which only a dental anesthesiologist is able to assure to the highest confidence interval, compared to other anesthesia providers in dentistry. Dental Anesthesiologists will provide you with numerous treatment modalities and will titrate the level of anesthesia to the particular procedure and individual patient’s needs. Dr. Jana Osmolinski is a Diplomate of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiologists, an honorable member of the American Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Society of Dentists Anesthesiologists and American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Eric Osmolinskiis an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Born and raised in Central Pennsylvania, he graduated from his specialty training at the Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, NY with honors. Prior to his specialty training, Dr. Eric Osmolinski participated in several Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship and Externship Programs at University Associated Hospitals in Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Delaware and Florida.! Dr. Eric Osmolinski was granted a Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from The University of Pittsburgh, PA where his interest was concentrated on esthetic outcomes of implant supported restorations and improved result of full mouth reconstructions in edentulous patients. Dr. Osmolinski is a highly motivated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with extensive didactic and clinical experience in the field of medicine and dentistry. He currently holds certificates in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support. His services include sedation and general anesthesia, simple and complex extractions, socket preservation, soft and hard tissue grafting procedures, placement of implants, diagnosis and biopsy of potentially pre-cancerous lesions, surgical management of facial trauma and life-threatening infections, orthognathic surgery on patients in active orthodontic treatment and treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders. Dr. Eric Osmolinski is a honorable member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, International Congress of Oral Implantologists and humanitarian societies involved in multiple mission trips worldwide concentrating on cleft lip and cleft palate surgical repair. 
Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Credits: 2.00


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206 - Advanced Instrumentation: A Hands-On Course
Lory Laughter
This course is designed to introduce the attendees to advances in instrument design, techniques and metals.  Nothing in the practice of dental hygiene is static and keeping current with technology is imperative.  This hands-on course allows the participant to review and practice the basics of instrumentation and ergonomics while learning and experiencing the latest in modified periodontal instrumentation techniques.

Technology has afforded dental hygiene practitioners options in hand instrumentation. This course will introduce and explore XP technology, the latest in metallurgic advancement for hand instruments. Participants will learn how and why this technology works in daily practice and periodontal treatment as well as try the modified scaling technique during the course using typodonts. Each participant will receive a free XP instrument. 

Course Objectives: 
After this course attendees will:
 Learning Objectives
• Be confident in the basics of instrumentation and ergonomic principles
• Understand the metallurgic properties of various instruments
• Understand the principles of instrument maintenance and sterilization
• Understand the benefits of sharpen-free XP Technology modified instrumentation
• Show proficiency in XP modified instrumentation techniques
• Practice advanced instrumentation techniques


See Speaker Biography at Class #110
Date: Friday, November 10, 2017 
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Credits: 4.00


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WINE AND CHEESE SOCIAL
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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301 - CPR 
The CPR and Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers(BLS) Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

A required course for all California licensed dental professionals, this needs to be taken every 2 years.

Price: 20.00
Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
Credits: 3.00


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302 - "Sleep Apnea!  
Why do we need to understand in dentistry and our pediatric population"
Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Diana Batoon, DMD 
Sleep apnea is a rather serious sleep disorder that happens when a person’s breathing is interrupted when they sleep. When left untreated, a person can potentially stop breathing hundreds of times throughout the night. The result is the brain, along with the rest of the body, may not receive enough oxygen during these moments.  Therefore Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnea impacts millions of families who are your potential patients! 
Untreated or Misdiagnosed Sleep Disordered breathing in the pediatric population has a significant impact on the deterioration of health, development and self-confidence in young lives.  Maximum oxygen during sleep is necessary for the body to take care of itself, repair itself and have a biological systems function normally.  



Dr. Diana Batoon combines passion and expertise to challenge the way dentistry is done. She invites her patients and her audience to question popular misconceptions and face the intimate connection between oral health and overall health.  Dr. Batoon’s talk generates momentum for change through practical action steps attained from over 20 years in the field. Dentistry is not just about teeth. 


Dr. Suh has always played an active role in the community. He has donated many hours of time, effort, and the services towards God's mission included in Mexico, Philippine, Thailand, and the Kyrgyzstan. He is also member of Korean American Christian Dental Mission (KACDM), where he is a co-founder of International Dental Continuum (IDC), and a lecturer for the Kyrgyzstan dental society (K-Team). Dr. Suh is the only general dentist who is credentialed to provide surgical procedures at the Torrance Memorial Medical Center (TMMC).
Dr. Suh is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and The American College of Oral Implantology, the International Congress of Oral Implantology, Harbor Dental Society, and the Orange County Dental Society.

Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 2.00


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303 - Secrets to a Successful Practice Sale or Purchase         
Cecila Chen. Esq., Law Offices of Cecilia Chen
Dr. Bill Kimball, Integrity Practice Sales
Whether you are considering buying or selling a practice, adding an associate, forming a partnership, or are just curious about the value of your practice, this seminar is for you! We’ll walk you through the process and give you the details you need to know. Avoid costly mistakes by planning now - your successful future depends on it!

• Understand the blueprint for a successful transaction
• How to determine the best time to sell your practice
• The truth about how brokers and banks value your practice
• Insight into key points of a purchase and sale agreement
• Lease agreements - the good, the bad, the ugly
• Should you sell your practice and come back as an associate?
• How to assemble a team of experts to guide you around transition pitfall


Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 2.00


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​304 - Because Words Matter: Making your patients comfortable and your practice profitable with words, not drugs.  
Juan Acosta
Learn simple hypnotic techniques to help your patients relax, make sound decisions about their treatment, and enjoy their visit so much that they will spread the word. The techniques you'll walk away with will increase customer satisfaction and retention at your practice, improve your case acceptance numbers and reduce the number of no-shows and cancellations. Join us!

Hypnodontist Juan Acosta blends his 11 years of hypnosis experience and 21 years of running businesses of his own, into what he believes to be the future of dentistry. He has helped thousands of patients through more natural and comfortable dental procedures and worked with hundreds of dental professionals to help them improve their communication skills. Learn more at www.hypnodontist.com
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 2.00


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305 - Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office!                        
Part 2

Dr. Eric Osmolinski, Dr. Jana Osmolinski

Medical emergencies are on the rise in the dental office due to increasing age of the population.
Our patients are living longer and are taking more prescription medications which have significant implication on the dental treatment. Being able to recognize and treat any potential emergency is a skill requiring knowledge and experience.


Educational Objectives:

Attendees will be provided with the description of the most common emergencies, equipment required and a team approach in the management of a stressful situations towards the successful treatment outcome.


See Speaker Biography at Class #205
Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 2.00


                     
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                    Date: Saturday, November, 11 2017 

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                 REGISTRATION  &  BREAKFAST  ~   7:45 AM


400 - Diode Laser Certification
In this hands-on diode laser certification program you will learn the adjunctive use of laser as an essential element in periodontal therapy and for optimum recall management. Working with simulation exercises, this dynamic workshop is designed to build confidence and clinical understanding in the delivery of periodontal treatment protocols by using Diode lasers. Join us as we take the voyage of discovery through diode laser techniques in this dynamic hands-on clinical workshop. 

Dentist=$595, Staff=$495

Topics to include:
-Fundamentals of laser science: wavelengths, their absorption characteristics and safety.
-Thermal disinfection and how the laser promotes physiologic healing.
Treatments of gingivitis, chronic, and aggressive periodontitis.
-Laser sulcular debridement, disinfection, initiated and bare fiber applications.
-And More!!!!

Janet Press A Dental Hygienist in general and specialty practice for 31 years, with 12 years clinical experience in soft tissue lasers. Ms. Press holds the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) Standard Proficiency in both Diode and Nd:Yag lasers and is a member of the ALD Regulatory Affairs, Scientific Janet Press Diode Laser Certification Cea dentalSessions, and Auxiliary Committees.
Previously a featured speaker and clinical instructor in the Dynamic Team and Laser Certification Programs at Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), Ms. Press conducts national workshops and private dental office consultation/ training programs with emphasis on soft tissue lasers in dentistry, hygiene practice refinement, advanced ultrasonic/piezo instrumentation and team development/communication.  She is frequently a featured speaker at ALD annual meetings, The Center for Exceptional Practices, study clubs, and for dental manufacturers. Ms Press holds the honor of being named a Distinguished Dental Professional.

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00


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401 - Infection Control for License Renewal and OSHA for the Dental Office 
Jonathan Rudin, DDS, MS, MPH

A required course for all California licensed dental professionals, this needs to be taken every 2 years.
Jonathan Rudin, DDS, MS, MPH is the Vice President of Training and Support at San Diego Healthcare Compliance.  Over the past three decades, Dr. Rudin has worked as a clinician in a wide variety of settings, including private practices, community dental clinics, and as a civilian contractor for the US Navy.  He has enjoyed teaching students at both the Southwestern Community College Dental Hygiene Program and United Education Institute’s Dental Assisting Program.


Dr. Rudin is passionate about providing the comprehensive training needed for safety in the workplace.  He uses a well thought out, action-oriented system based on California OSHA regulations for healthcare facilities.  Dr. Rudin combines his enthusiasm for employee safety with his unique background and depth of experience as a clinician, epidemiologist, and teacher.


A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, Dr. Rudin’s post- doctoral education includes a general practice residency at the University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago.  In addition, he holds an MPH degree in Epidemiology and an MS degree in Health Informatics – both from the University of Minnesota.  Dr. Rudin's most recent work is as a research dentist for the National Institutes of Health - Study of Latinos (Project SOL), where he worked in conjunction with both SDSU and the San Ysidro Health Center.  Dr. Rudin is authorized by the U.S. Department of Labor as an OSHA  Outreach Trainer in General Industry Standards.

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM 
Credits: 3.00


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402  -  Medical Insurance Billing for Dentistry Certification
This course has a 1-day fee of
Dentist: $399.00,  Staff Member: $299.0   
         
Rebecca Gerber

Billing medical insurance can be an untapped revenue source in many dental practices, and is becoming very important in today’s competitive environment.  Submitting certain dental services to medical insurance carriers for medically necessary procedures, can help increase cash flow and add value to your practice. By understanding the medical coding process, your dental practice will be able to submit claims properly and obtain benefits for patients that otherwise may not accept treatment.
This course will provide the information and knowledge necessary to implement a medical billing system in your practice.

In this course participants will:
Learn Responsibilities of the Team Starting with the Doctor
Learn How to Identify Medically Billable Procedures
Learn How to Communicate Treatment Plans to Patients
Understand Medical Coding Guidelines for ICD-10 and CPT Procedure Codes
Receive detailed information on Sleep Apnea, TMJ, and Cone Beam CT Scans.
Explore Billing Service Options

Course handouts include:
Sample Documentation Required to Support Procedures Billed
Phone Preauthorization Scripts & Templates for Creating Inner Office Communication

Participation:
This course is geared to the Doctor, Office Manager, and Clinical Staff.  Successful reimbursement is highly dependent on the Doctor’s input into the coding process and the staff’s knowledge of billing procedures.

Morning Session will focus on:
Which Dental Procedures are Medically Billable
The Importance of the Patient Health History
Proper Documentation to Attain Reimbursement Utilizing the SOAP Format

Afternoon Session includes:
Specifics about Sleep Apnea and TMJ Documentation
Specifics about CT Scan Preauthorizations
Medical Coding Hands On Workshop Featuring:
How to fill out the Current CMS-1500 Medical Claim Form
Looking up Proper ICD-10 and CPT Codes in Codebook

(Participants are welcome to bring live case studies)
Upon Completion, participants will receive a “ Medical-Dental Insurance Coder’s Certification”.


Rebecca Gerber hasbeen involved in the dental profession almost since birth.  She virtually grew up in a dental office, as her late father was a dentist in San Diego County for nearly 5 decades.A third generation Office Manager, Becky learned many of the aspects of front office administration at an early age, from stuffing statements to addressing recall cards.  She has been an Office Manager for more than 21 years and an RDA since 1992.  Her experience is in front and back office management, specialties, and managed care.In 1998, she organized and started the San Diego County Dental Office Managers Study Group, to encourage fellow office managers to network and exchange ideas.   In 2000, utilizing her vast experience in dental management, she founded Office Management Services, to help dentists organize their front office systems.  In 2006, she started the Academy of Dental Practice Careers, in order to train dental front office professionals.  Through the years Becky has collaborated and worked with some of the biggest consulting names in dentistry. In 2002, Becky became the Southern California Regional Consultant for Bent Ericksen and Associates, which specializes on Personnel Issues and Labor Law Compliance.  She is also a repeated speaker for the San Diego County Dental Society, California Dental Assistant's Association, Kaplan College, and a frequent contributor to “Facets”, the dental society magazine.
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00

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403  -  Surgical Concepts and Solutions Every Dentist Needs to Know
Dr. Homa Zadeh
The prerequisites for achieving successful esthetic and functional outcomes include:
(1) knowledge of the biology of the tooth/implant-prosthesis-tissue interface;
(2) careful pre-operative restorative and surgical treatment planning;

(3) preservation of bone and tissues;
(4) augmentation of hard and soft tissues when deficiencies exist; and

(5) commitment to long-term periodontal/peri-implant maintenance.


This presentation will discuss some of the most common clinical challenges for clinicians from all disciplines. Concepts will be illustrated with clinical case presentation and substantiated by scientific evidence.


Educational objectives
 How to manage extraction sockets to prevent ridge atrophy?
 When can gingival recession defects be treated by root coverage versus restoration?
 How to choose among options to treat patients with atrophic jaws: alveolar ridge augmentation, sinus augmentation,
      short implants, tilted implants.
 How to achieve optimal soft tissue esthetic contour around teeth, implant restorations and pontics?
 How can orthodontics help in improving soft tissue and bone for implants?

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
Credits: 3.50


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404  -   Six Month Smiles 1- Day Certification Course
Dr. Brooks Haney 
This course has a 1-day fee
Dentist: $750.00, Re-Audit $495
Staff: $199.00  
   

In this course participants will leave with the ability and confidence to start cases immediately and 
straighten teeth with clear adult braces.

Course Handouts Include:  
patient forms
insurance guides and seminar notes

Participation:  
This course is for anyone who wants to incorporate  Short Term Ortho into their dental practice.
This course is geared to the Doctor, Office Manager, and Clinical Staff.  

Morning Session will focus on:
Introduction to Short Term Ortho
Overview of Treatment Philosophy
Bracket Positioning
Archwire Usage
Case Selection
Digital Treatment Planning with CONFIDEX
Starting a case
Interproximal Reduction
Hands-On 
Use of Composite Biteguards

Afternoon Session includes:
Use of Composite Biteguards
Predicting tooth movement
Case Review/Treatment Planning
Short Term Ortho vs. Aligner Therapy
STO Tips and Tricks
Full Case Review
Adjustment Specifics
Removing Braces and Retention
Occlusion
Consultations
Treating Spaced Cases

 Dr. Brooks Haney 
is the Assistant Clinical Director and a Clinical Instructor for Six Month Smiles.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University and received his doctor of dental surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry. He is a member of numerous local, state, and national dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Texas Dental Association, L. D. Pankey Alumni Association, International Dental Implant Association and is honored as a Goodfellow with the Dallas County Dental Society. He is currently serving his 4th 3-year term as a peer review member for that society. He has attended the continuum at the L. D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education and been an adjunct professor in the operative department at Baylor College of Dentistry. His Richardson, TX practice focuses on comprehensive dental care and reconstruction, implant dentistry, short term orthodontics, and diagnosis and management of sleep disordered breathing.  Dr. Haney was voted to “Best Dentists in Dallas” by D Magazine for 2010, 2013, 2014, and 2015. He was also selected as a Texas Super Dentist for 2014-2016.
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
Credits: 3.50


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405  -  Extraction Academy ~ 

        Hands-On Surgical Training Start Performing on of the most common 
        Procedures in Dentistry with Confidence. 

This course has a 1-day fee of $995.00  
Dr. Kianor Shah
This advanced course combines an informative, in depth lectures with comprehensive hands on surgical experiences. The course is designed to teach minimally traumatic tooth extractions, focusing on alveolar ridge preservation, biomaterials selection and placement, surgical and suturing techniques, pain management and patient aftercare. Upon completion of the course, participants should have the skills to correctly plan and confidently perform various extraction techniques. In addition to the hands on workshop, participants will have excess to an online library of continuing education lectures and videos, to be reviewed prior and after the course for 1 year.

Workshop
7:30 – 8:00 Breakfast & Registration
8:00 – 9:00 Introduction and History
9:00 – 10:00 Case presentations
10:00 – 11:00 Instruments
11:00 – 12:00 Hands-on
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch 
1:00 – 2:00 Case presentations 
2:00 – 4:00 Hands-on
4:00 – 5:00 Tips and Tricks 

See Speaker Biography Class #105
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
Credits: 3.50

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406  -  Trends in Instrumentation: A Hands-On Course
Lory Laughter
This course is designed to introduce the attendees to advances in instrument design, techniques and metals.  Nothing in the practice of dental hygiene is static and keeping current with technology is imperative.  This hands-on course allows the participant to review and practice the basics of instrumentation and ergonomics while learning and experiencing the latest in modified periodontal instrumentation techniques.

Technology has afforded dental hygiene practitioners options in hand instrumentation. This course will introduce and explore XP technology, the latest in metallurgic advancement for hand instruments. Participants will learn how and why this technology works in daily practice and periodontal treatment as well as try the modified scaling technique during the course using typodonts. Each participant will receive a free XP instrument. 

Course Objectives: 
After this course attendees will:
 Learning Objectives
• Be confident in the basics of instrumentation and ergonomic principles
• Understand the metallurgic properties of various instruments
• Understand the principles of instrument maintenance and sterilization
• Understand the benefits of sharpen-free XP Technology modified instrumentation
• Show proficiency in XP modified instrumentation techniques
• Practice advanced instrumentation techniques

Lory 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 assistant professor at University of the Pacific, speaking, writing and research. Lory has written a monthly column in RDH Magazine since 2005. This year she will extend her writing to peer reviewed journals with 4 research articles slated for publication. 
She received the 2011 Idaho State University Division of Health Sciences Professional Achievement Award and the 2015 Sunstar America Award of Distinction. She is a Key Opinion Leader for GC America Inc. and Philips (Sonicare) 
Lory is the California Dental Hygienists’’ Association President and looks forward to working with all the RDHs in California and beyond to bring attention and understanding to the vital role dentistry serves in health care.

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
Credits: 3.50


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407  -  The 2017 Dental Code PPO and HMO Power Training
Kathy Dennis
Do you want to save the headaches of learning how to bill and track HMO and PPO Insurances?  
Are your Account Receivables out of control?   
Do you feel you are 100% in control and effective with dealing with patient’s insurance companies?  
Attendees will learn the interworking's of insurance companies and learn how to get paid on the claim the first time.  We will review the claims process and never before billed cdt codes.  Kathy Dennis, Southern California’s most respected insurance authority for the past 20 years, will share the best practices in dealing with PPO & HMO insurances.  Attendees will learn how to maximize your patient’s insurance with today’s billing techniques in this interactive workshop.

In this course you will learn:
● Insurance billing fundamentals 
● How to process your appeals
● Questions to ask the insurance company prior to your patient appointment 
● Tips for fee schedule negotiation, faster claim payment and denial prevention 
● How to negotiate your fees to maximize your office profits
● Learn how electronic claims work
● Insurance payment regulations and Standard coordination of benefits
● Differences in Insurances: “Restorative coding, Preventive coding, Crown coding, Onlay coding”
● Commonly missed codes in dental insurance billing
● Reports to run – and when – to ensure prompt insurance payment

See Speaker Biography Class #103
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
Credits: 3.50


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​408 -  Lecture & workshop , How to Master Long lasting Composite Restorations with Uveneer System  *Hands on
Dr. Sigal Jacobson 
• Porcelain versus composite restorations, indications, and contraindications
• Tips for selecting the right shade of composite

• Preparation guidelines for direct veneers
• Closing of diastema with composite
• Uveneer™: how to use the kit, tips and tricks from the inventor

• Create mock ups, class IVs, fractured tooth with Uveneer
• Presentation of clinical cases and videos

• How to avoid Failures 
• Make your own individual composite shade guides

•  Create the perfect composite veneer 


See Speaker Biography Class #109
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
Credits: 3.50


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 LUNCH
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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501- California Dental Practice Act
This Category I course provides an overview of the Dental Practice Act with emphasis on recent changes in the law, risk management and current federal HIPAA mandates. It will bring you and your staff up-to-date with regulations affecting your practice.​
Completion of this course satisfies the license renewal requirement for mandatory courses in Dental Practice Act.

Dental Practice Act Topics:

  • Scope of practice 
  • Requirements for license renewal
  • Use of auxiliaries in a dental practice
  • Laws governing the prescribing of drugs
  • Acts in violation of the dental practice act
  • Dental board enforcement program 


A required course for all California licensed dental professionals, this needs to be taken every 2 years.
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Credits: 2.00



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502 - "Sleep Apnea!  
Why do we need to understand in dentistry and our pediatric population"
Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Diana Batoon, DMD 

Sleep apnea is a rather serious sleep disorder that happens when a person’s breathing is interrupted when they sleep. When left untreated, a person can potentially stop breathing hundreds of times throughout the night. The result is the brain, along with the rest of the body, may not receive enough oxygen during these moments.  Therefore Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnea impacts millions of families who are your potential patients! 

Untreated or Misdiagnosed Sleep Disordered breathing in the pediatric population has a significant impact on the deterioration of health, development and self-confidence in young lives.  Maximum oxygen during sleep is necessary for the body to take care of itself, repair itself and have a biological systems function normally.  


See Speaker Biography at Class #302
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Credits: 2.00


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503 - Pain, pain go away!  Don’t come back another day!
Tim George
Why do I hurt?  Why am I not sleeping as much as I used to?  Why does it hurt to do my job?  
These are some of the questions Egoscue deals with on a daily basis as we attempt to help a
client restore their life back to normal.
Chronic pain is no fun and neither is the aging process if your body is letting you down.  The 
fix is easy if you give it a chance and you will experience it during the workshop.  


Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Credits: 2.00

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504 - Strategies To Running A Profitable Dental Practice                      
Wes Read CPA, CFP®, Paul Lipcius CPA

Dentists enjoy a profitable industry. Yet according to the ADA only 3% of dentists are able to retire at age 65 and maintain their lifestyle. Why? It’s because they never establish a proactive system of managing their finances, both in and out of the practice. This course will present an overview of a strategies that create a healthy and profitable practice. We’ll look at the cornerstones to those strategies, including:

1. Goal setting and Financial Independence
2. Effective dental-specific financial reporting
3. Tax strategies
4. Debt Management Strategies
5. Expense management, and
6. 401k plan design.



Wesley Read
is the founder of PracticeCFO, a financial planning and CPA firm specializing in practice owners. Wesley has been working with practice owners since 2007.

Earlier in his career, Wesley had audited the financial statements of fortune 500 corporations during his employment at Ernst and Young LLP, the third largest accounting firm in the country.After his time with Ernst and Young, Wesley joined the wealth management division of Moss Adams Wealth Advisors LLC. Wesley worked with some of the industry’s top thinkers in managing approximately one billion dollars of client assets.

Prior to his professional experience, Wesley received a bachelor and master degrees, both in accounting from Brigham Young University; programs that are recognized in the top accounting schools in the nation.

Paul Lipcius CPA is a CFO Advisor for PracticeCFO, acting as a direct point of contact for our valued clients. He coordinates the assets of our firm to help deliver actionable financial advice and information to clients.

Earlier in his career, Paul worked with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, the largest accounting firm in the country, performing audits of financial statements and internal controls for large public clients in a variety of industries. Additionally, Paul worked with RSM McGladrey in their transaction advisory services division where he completed buy-side advisory services for private equity clients including due diligence on acquisition targets. This background has given him the ability to analyze and understand the financial health of a business and provide CFO-based guidance to help clients strengthen their financial position.

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Credits: 2.00



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​​506 - Advanced Instrumentation: A Hands-On Course
Lory Laughter
This course is designed to introduce the attendees to advances in instrument design, techniques and metals.  Nothing in the practice of dental hygiene is static and keeping current with technology is imperative.  This hands-on course allows the participant to review and practice the basics of instrumentation and ergonomics while learning and experiencing the latest in modified periodontal instrumentation techniques.

Technology has afforded dental hygiene practitioners options in hand instrumentation. This course will introduce and explore XP technology, the latest in metallurgic advancement for hand instruments. Participants will learn how and why this technology works in daily practice and periodontal treatment as well as try the modified scaling technique during the course using typodonts. Each participant will receive a free XP instrument. 

Course Objectives: 
After this course attendees will:
 Learning Objectives
• Be confident in the basics of instrumentation and ergonomic principles
• Understand the metallurgic properties of various instruments
• Understand the principles of instrument maintenance and sterilization
• Understand the benefits of sharpen-free XP Technology modified instrumentation
• Show proficiency in XP modified instrumentation techniques
• Practice advanced instrumentation techniques


See Speaker Biography at Class #302

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Credits: 2.00


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                   WINE AND CHEESE SOCIAL

                            1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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601 - CPR Renewal and Certification
Certified CPR Instructor
Price: $20.00
The CPR and Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers(BLS) Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

A required course for all California licensed dental professionals, this needs to be taken every 2 years.
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
Credits: 3.00



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602 - Implant Site Grafting and Implant Maintenance  
Dr David Yu
Having the knowledge and experience to perform implant site grafting and implant maintenance ensures that your implant cases will have successful long-term outcomes. This lecture presents the biological foundations of these two crucial subjects so participants can evaluate and adapt the currently available materials and techniques to develop his/her own expertise in both.

See Speaker Biography at class #202

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 2.00


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603 - Bullseye - Shooting the Perfect X-Ray 
Janet Simpson
Digital radiography has some tremendous advantages over traditional film, no more chemicals, instant feedback, amazing images … well…maybe not so much. The technology is amazing.  The images could be amazing.   However, many dental practices have grown accustomed to poor diagnostic quality images.  They seem to be resigned to foreshortening, cone cuts and closed contacts.  There are even a few who just accept mandibular molar images without apices as if that’s as good as it gets.  What’s up with that?!?   Let’s face it, there are significant differences between wired digital sensors and film.  Identifying them is half the battle, overcoming them is the other.  This class will provide perspective, information, tips and tricks the student can use in clinical practice to improve the diagnostic quality of their radiographs.
Learning Objectives:
• Understand how the differences between wired sensors and Traditional film affect the diagnostic quality of your images.
• Convert the principles of shadow casting into useful skills to capture apices, open contacts and acquire images that are hard to reach.
• Review the paralleling and bisecting techniques 
• Refresh infection control protocol as it pertains to the radiography procedure.
• Refresh understanding of Radiation safety
• Learn a few Ninja moves.


See Speaker Biography at Class #106
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 2.00
 


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604 - Because Words Matter: Making your patients comfortable and your practice profitable with words, not drugs. 
Juan Acosta
Learn simple hypnotic techniques to help your patients relax, make sound decisions about their treatment, and enjoy their visit so much that they will spread the word. The techniques you'll walk away with will increase customer satisfaction and retention at your practice, improve your case acceptance numbers and reduce the number of no-shows and cancellations. Join us!


See Speaker Biography at Class #304
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 2.00


Convention

We have combined
CPR,

CA Infection Control and CA Dental Practice Act courses into 1 Single Day.
learn more here

FULL PROGRAM Click Here

DIRECTIONS​
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EXHIBIT HALL DAYS AND TIME
   November 10-11, 2017
  8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

11th Annual

EXHIBIT HALL DAYS AND TIME
   November 10-11, 2017
  8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

DIODE LASER CERTIFICATION

Pass Type
1-Class Pass

1-Day Pass

{up to 3 
Courses}

2-Day Pass

{up to 6 
Courses}

Diode Laser

Certification
1- Day =
8 CE

Dentist
Hands-on
Workshop 
8 CE
#105 or #404

Dentist
Workshop

#105 &  #405 
​8 CE
+ 1-Day Pass
{up to 3 more
CE Courses}

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free Exhibit Hall

Dentist$129
$229
$449$595$995

$1224

FREE
Staff$89
$149
$249
$495
-FREE

Day Pass Includes:Breakfast $25.00, Lunch $25.00, Parking $20.00, Wine and Cheese Social $40.00
                                Included Free with Any Day Pass ( Total Value = $110 )

*CPR Class #301 or #601 +$20 with any Pass  

SAVE $10 OFF EACH ATTENDEE WITH 3 OR MORE AS A GROUP REGISTRATION

8:00am-5:00pm       8 CEU

Dentist = $595.00    
Hygienist = $495.00

​​​​​​​​​​​​Saturday, November 11, 2017

REGISTRATION
7:30 AM 


BREAKFAST
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER




400 - Diode Laser Certification
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Credits: 8.00



401- Infection Control for License Renewal
​      and OSHA for the Dental Office 

Jonathan Rudin, DDS, MS, MPH
8:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Credits: 3.00



402  - Medical Insurance Billing for Dentistry Certification
This course has a 1-day fee of
Dentist: $399.00 
Staff: $299.0  
    
                      
Rebecca Gerber 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00



403  - Surgical Concepts And Solutions Every Dentist Needs To Know                                    
Dr. Homa Zadeh
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM 
Credits: 3.50



404  - Six Month Smiles
1-Day Provider Training        
This course has a 1-day fee
Dentist: $750.00, Re-Attend $450
Staff: $199.00
                           
Dr. Brooks Haney  
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00



405  - Extraction Academy ~ Surgical Certification                 
This course has a 1-day fee of 
Dentist: $995.00   

Dr. Thomas Weidermann    
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00



406  - Trends in Instrumentation: 
A Hands-On Course

Lory Laughter                
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM  
​Credits: 3.50



407  - The 2017 Dental Code PPO and HMO Power Training                                            
Kathy Dennis             
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
Credits: 3.50



408 - Master Long lasting Composite Restorations           
​*Hands-on   
     
​ Dr. Sigal Jacobson                          
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
Credits: 3.50




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                        LUNCH
            11:00 AM - 1:00 PM




501 - California Dental Practice Act
Kathy Dennis

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Credits: 2.00



502 - "Sleep Apnea!  
Why do we need to understand in dentistry and Our Pediatrics patients"
Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)​
Dr. Diana Batoon
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Credits: 2.00



503 - Pain, pain go away! Low Back and Neck Pain:    
Tim George 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Credits: 2.00


504 - Strategies to running a profitable dental practice                                 
​Wes Read CPA, CFP            

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Credits: 2.00



506 - Advanced Instrumentation:
A Hands-On Course       
    

Lory Laughter                                       
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Credits: 4.00





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          WINE AND CHEESE SOCIAL
                2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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601 - CPR
AHA CPR Instructor 
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Price: +$20.00
Credits: 3.00



602 - Implant Site Grafting and Implant Maintenance                       
Dr David Yu
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 2.00


603 - Bullseye - Shooting the Perfect X-Ray    Janet Simpson            
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 2.00



​604 - Hypnosis: Words Matter, Making patients comfortable without drugs 
​Juan Acosta              
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 2.00



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San Diego Dental Convention
 
Friday, November 10, 2017  - Saturday, November 11, 2017

Marina Village and Conference Center 
1936 Quivira Way San Diego, CA 92109 

​Phone: 619.277.4743
Email: chris@ceadental.com

DIODE LASER CERTIFICATION

​​San Diego
Dental

CEA DENTAL

Continuing Education Academy Dental ~ Since 2005

 HOME  ~ office: (619) 277-4743  ~   fax: (866)805-1860   ~  WEBSITE TERMS 

8:00am-5:00pm       8 CEU

Dentist = $595.00    
Hygienist = $495.00


​    
Friday, November 10, 2017

REGISTRATION

7:30 AM 


BREAKFAST

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM


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100 - Diode Laser Certification

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00

101 - Infection Control for License Renewal         and OSHA for the Dental Office 
Jonathan Rudin, DDS, MS
8:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Credits: 3.00

102 - Dental Insurance Billing & Coding Certification    
This course has a 1-day fee of
Dentist: $399.00 
Staff: $299.00
          
Rebecca Gerber              
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Credits: 8.00

103 - Front Office Boot Camp                         
Kathy Dennis 
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM   

​Credits: 3.5  

104 - Six Month Smiles 
        1-Day Provider Training  

This course has a 1-day fee
Dentist: $750.00, Re-Attend $450
Staff: $199.00
 
 
  
Dr. Brooks Haney       
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Credits: 8.00

105 - Extraction Academy ~
       Hands-On Surgical Training
Start Performing on of the Most Common Procedures in Dentistry with Confidence.
This course has a 1-day fee of 
Dentist: $995.00

Dr. Thomas Wiedemann,

Dr. Kianor Shah
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Credits: 8.00


106 - Bullseye - Shooting the Perfect X-Ray
​Janet Simpson         
8:15 AM - 11:30 AM
​Credits: 3.50

107 - Excellent Endodontics w/the Wave One Gold file
Dr. Reid V. Pullen           
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
​Credits: 3.50


108 - Master Direct & Indirect Veneers
       from “Start to Finish’’Part 1 of 2 

       *Hands-on
Dr. Sigal Jacobson & Dr. Jack Ringer     
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM   

​​Credits: 3.50

​109 - Digital Dentistry is Here! 
Are you ready?   
                                            

Dr. Dan Guidera               
8:15 AM - 11:30 AM  

​Credits: 3.50


110 - Trends in Instrumentation:
A Hands-On Course

Lory Laughter               
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM  

​Credits: 3.50

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                   LUNCH

          11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


201 - California Dental Practice Act
​Kathy Dennis
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Credits: 2.00

202 -  Implant Site Grafting and Implant Maintenance
Dr David Yu
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Credits: 2.00

203 - The Health Care Reform law 
Craig Gussin 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Credits: 2.00

​204 - The Benefits Of Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™/ Pinhole Surgical Technique® As A Minimally Invasive Alternative To Conventional Gum Grafting. Pinhole Is Scalpel-Free, Suture-Free, Graft Free, Virtually Pain Free     
Dr. John Chao
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Credits: 4.00

205 - Medical Emergencies in the
         Dental Office!    Part 1

Dr. Eric Osmolinski,
Dr. Jana Osmolinski

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Credits: 2.00


​206 - Advanced Instrumentation:
A Hands-On Course           

Lory Laughter

​1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Credits: 4.00


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        WINE AND CHEESE SOCIAL

                  2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
 


301 - CPR
AHA CPR Instructor 
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Price: Admission + $20.00
Credits: 3.00


302 - Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Dr. Diana Batoon
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Credits: 2.00


303 - Secrets to a Successful Practice Sale or Purchase  
Dr Bill Kimball,
Cecila Chen. Esq., Law Offices of Cecilia Chen

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Credits: 2.00


​304 - Hypnosis: Words Matter,
Making patients comfortable without drugs 

​Juan Acosta
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Credits: 2.00


305 - Medical Emergencies in the 
         Dental Office!  Part 2

Dr. Eric Osmolinski, 
Dr. Jana Osmolinski

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
​Credits: 2.00



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​​​​​​Pricing for Events

1-Class Pass
Dentist = $129.00
Staff = $89.00

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1-Day Pass
Dentist =  $229.00
Staff =  $149.00
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2-Day Pass

Dentist = $449.00
Staff = $249.00

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Diode Laser Certification
#100 or #400

Dentist = $595.00

Staff = $495.00 
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#102 Dental Insurance Billing
 or #402 Medical
Insurance Coding" Certification
Class #102 or #402 
 Dentist= $399.99

    Staff: $299.00 

Class #102 or #402 
plus 1-Day Pass

 Dentist= $628.00

Staff: $448.00  


Class #102 and #402 
 Dentist= $749.00

Staff: $599.00  
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Six Month Smiles 
1-Day Training
Class #104 or #404

 Dentist =$750.00

 Dentist Re-Attend = $450.00

Staff: $199.00 
 ​
Class #104 or #404
plus 1-Day Class 

 Dentist ​= $979.00
Staff: $348.00
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Extraction Workshop 
#105 or #405

Dentist = $995.00​

Extraction Workshop 
+ 1-Day Pass

Dentist = $1224.00

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Day Pass Includes: 
Breakfast $25.00, Lunch $25.00, Parking $20.00, 
Wine and Cheese Social $40.00
 Included Free with Any Day Pass
​( Total Value = $110 )
*CPR Class #301 or #601 + $20 with any Pass  
SAVE $10 OFF EACH ATTENDEE WITH
3 OR MORE AS A GROUP REGISTRATION