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Winter Continuing Education Courses Focus on Implants, Insurance Coding, Stress Management and More

January  03, 2013

The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's Continuing Education Division's winter course schedule offers dental professionals a variety of learning opportunities to jump-start a new year of professional growth and learning. The following four continuing education opportunities are now enrolling. All will take place at the Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco.

Implant Treatment Planning Seminars
9 Mondays in 2013
January 7, 14, 28; February 4, 11, 25; March 4, 11, 18
5:00 - 6:30 pm
This CE series offers a unique opportunity for you to be involved in current treatment planning seminars at the Dugoni School of Dentistry. You will observe a variety of state-of-the-art, clinical case presentations by OMFS residents and 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 - Course Director
Tuition for all 9 seminars:  $895 Dentists; $695 Allied Dental Professionals
Credits:  This activity is designated for 13.5 units of continuing education credit.

Stay Out of Jail: Avoid Coding Errors and Excel in Insurance Administration
Saturday, January 12, 2013
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Coding errors are predictable in today's dental practice.  Learn the top coding errors and how NOT to make them!  This course will cover the new CDT - 2013 codes, which include an unprecedented number of changes: 84 total.  You will receive new, valuable information on some of the "hot" sections of the CDT code.  Most practices can expect legitimate increases in cash flow immediately by learning how to do it right. 

Speaker:  Charles Blair, DDS
Tuition:  $225 Dentists; $175 Allied Dental Professionals (includes continental breakfast)
Credits:  This activity is designated for 6 units of continuing education credit.

From Stress to Success:  Stress Management Skills to Keep You and Your Dental Practice Healthy, Harmonious and Thriving
Saturday, January 26, 2013
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
In dental practices, given the pressure of the workday, the complexity of the tasks, the challenges of scheduling and the close proximity in which people work together, stress is inevitable! Stress can lead to anxiety, frustration and fatigue.  You will learn methods for processing stress and how to implement stress management techniques into your practice. You can achieve higher levels of individual and team performance and provide better patient care.

Speaker:   Mary O'Neill, MA, MFT
Tuition:  $225 Dentists; $175 Allied Dental Professionals (includes continental breakfast)
Credits:  This activity is designated for 6 units of continuing education credit.

Smile Reconstruction Using Porcelain Veneers
Friday, February 1 - Saturday, February 2, 2013
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The aesthetic standards for veneers have been raised. Restoring anterior teeth without advanced techniques is no longer acceptable. However, dentists are challenged to stay current with a multitude of improved procedures and materials. During this two-day, hands-on course, you will learn how to deliver beautiful restorations and how to show your patients exactly what their new smile will look like through advanced case presentation techniques.

Speakers:  Dino Javaheri, DMD; Howard Chi, DMD, MA
Tuition:  $1,095 (limited to 14 participants; includes continental breakfast and lunch)
Deposit: $365 (non-refundable)
Credits:  This activity is designated for 16 units of continuing education credit.

For additional course details, registration information, fees and registration deadlines, visit, call 415.929.6486 or email

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