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Fall Continuing Education Courses Focus on Digital Imaging, Aesthetic Dentistry, Radiation Safety and More

August  12, 2013

The fall course schedule from the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's Continuing Education Division offers dental professionals a variety of learning opportunities to jump-start a new year of professional growth and learning.

The following continuing education opportunities are now enrolling. Dental professionals may register online at or call the department at 415.929.6486. Current dues-paying members of the school's Alumni Association will receive a 10% registration discount.  All courses will take place at the Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco.

Implant Treatment Planning Seminars
10 Mondays 
October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4, 11, 18, 25; December 2, 16; 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This seminar series offers a unique opportunity for you to be involved in current treatment planning seminars held at the Dugoni School of Dentistry. In this weekly program, practicing dentists and allied health professionals will observe a variety of well-structured, state-of-the-art, clinical case presentations by oral and maxillofacial surgery residents and dental students to the implant dentistry faculty. Discussions and feedback from faculty will result in the formulation of final surgical as well as prosthetic treatment plans. You will examine and learn all aspects of planning and documenting the best treatment options for patients who are missing a single tooth, multiple teeth, as well as for the fully edentulous patient. After completion of the first hour of the seminar, CE participants will have the opportunity to work directly with the course director to present their own cases for evaluation and treatment planning.

Speaker: Edmond Bedrossian, DDS
Tuition for 10 sessions: $995 Dentists; $795 Allied Dental Professionals and Office Staff 
Credits: This activity is designated for 20 units of continuing education credit. 

2-D and 3-D Imaging: The Future is Now
Saturday, September 21, 2013; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Digital imaging is one of the most exciting topics in dentistry today. Basic understanding of anatomy and pathology interpretation is a must. The course objective is to provide clinicians with the latest information regarding 2-D and 3-D imaging to enhance their practice. Attendees will learn the latest technologies related to 2-D and 3-D imaging, advanced panoramic imaging anatomy and interpretation concepts and Cone Beam CT hardware evaluation and applications.

Speaker: Bruno Correa de Azevedo, DDS, MS
Tuition: $225 Dentists; $175 Allied Dental Professionals (includes continental breakfast)
Credits: 6 units of continuing education credit

The Art and Science of Aesthetic Dentistry
Friday, October 4 - Sunday, October 6, 2013; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

In this program that combines hands-on workshops and lectures, attendees will learn how to create superior anterior and posterior restorations that will be versatile, fully functional and predictable. This course will expose participants, regardless of professional level of expertise, to the newest concepts, materials and techniques for aesthetic treatment modalities. This hands-on workshop will also include direct class 2 and 4 composites, direct composite veneers and veneer preparation.

Speakers: Dino S. Javaheri, DMD; Howard Chi, DMD, MA; Michael Jacobs, DDS, BS, MS; Kian Farzaneh, DDS, OMFS
Tuition: $1,095 (limited to 24 participants)    Deposit: $365 (non-refundable)
Credits: 23 units of continuing education credit

Certificate in Radiation Safety for Allied Professionals
Saturday, October 5 - Saturday, October 26, 2013; 8:30 am -5:00 pm

This radiation safety program is a combination of didactic, laboratory and clinical instruction designed to meet the requirements of the Dental Board of California. Upon registration, participants will receive study manuals to review before the program begins. You will learn techniques for diagnostic-quality radiographs, including correct film development and mounting; safety procedures and techniques for handling radiographic equipment; and procedures and techniques for making digital radiographs.

Speakers: Elena Francisco, BSDH, RDHAP, MS; Elham Mahdavi, DDS
Tuition: $645 (limited to 24 participants; includes continental breakfast)   Deposit: $210 (non-refundable)
Credits: 32 units of continuing education credit

6th Annual Pacific Dental Hygiene Conference: Where Science Intersects Practice
Saturday, October 12, 2013; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn the latest research on dental hygiene topics and how it applies to real-life practice. You will gain knowledge on how to identify evidence-based resources and strategies that can provide clinical decision support at the point of care. You will explore emerging science and enhancing dental hygiene care through nutritional counseling. The speakers will discuss challenges with and strategies for adopting an evidence-based practice philosophy and will also present strategies to incorporate nutritional counseling into the dental hygiene care plan as a part of comprehensive dental treatment.

Speakers: Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD; Deborah J. Horlak, RDH, MA; Paula Watson, RDHAP, MS
Tuition: $245 Dentists; $165 Allied Dental Professionals (includes continental breakfast and lunch)
Credits: 6 units of continuing education credit

Infection Control and the California Dental Practice Act
Saturday, October 19, 2013; 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This course provides the dental team with the latest information on dental infection control, in addition to reviewing the essential elements of the California Dental Practice Act. You will learn the requirements of the California Dental Practice Act minimum standards for infection control and examples of how the requirements can be incorporated into every day clinical practice.

Speakers: Eve Cuny, BA, MS; Bruce Peltier, PhD, MBA
Tuition: $125 (includes continental breakfast)
Credits: 4 continuing education credits

Perinatal Oral Health: Clinical Guidelines and Best Practices
Thursday, October 24, 2013; 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

"Pregnant women" and "dental care" are two phrases usually guaranteed to produce uncertainty in dentists. Both research evidence and common sense reveal many reasons why the perinatal period is an optimum time to provide necessary dental care. Dentists and allied dental professionals can promote the health of both mother and child. This presentation will review the latest research on how a woman's oral health may affect her children and current clinical guidelines for providing appropriate preventive and restorative treatment to pregnant women.

Speaker: Irene V. Hilton, DDS, MPH
Tuition: $75 (includes light sandwich supper)
Credits: 2 units of continuing education credit

Occlusal Appliances: When, How, and the Evidence
Thursday, October 24, 2013; 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dentists are often confused by the apparent conflicting recommendations on occlusal appliances. This course will objectively discuss and explain the current evidence for a broad variety of night guards. You will gain knowledge that can be applied toward the effective use of occlusal appliances.

Speaker: Andrew Young, DDS, MSD
Tuition: $75 (includes light sandwich supper)
Credits: 2 units of continuing education credit

Avoiding Legal Minefields in Dental Practice: A Seminar for New, Practicing and Retiring Dentists
Saturday, October 26, 2013; 9:00 pm - 5:00 pm

As a dentist, regardless of where you are in your career, it is vital to not only be educated on dentistry but also to create a plan for strategic business operations. This includes everything from employee management and contracts to marketing, technology and retirement.  You will learn strategic steps that allow you to establish a strong practice, continue thriving in an economy full of risks or retire confidently with minimal risk and complete peace of mind.

Speaker: Ali Oromchian, Esq.
Tuition: $295 Dentists; $215 Human Resource Managers
Credits: 6 units of continuing education credit

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