Continuing Education (CE)
Required Continuing Education (C.E.) credits must be obtained by California licensees through a Dental Board approved provider. With e-learning courses, put education and training at your fingertips.
Registration for CDA’s 2015 Dental Benefits Workshops is now open. The Dental Benefits Workshop provides dentists the opportunity to earn C.E. credits during a two-day, in-person seminar where they will learn how to analyze and evaluate existing dental plan contract performance in their practices. The seminars will be held at CDA headquarters in Sacramento and in Irvine in 2015. Registration is now open at cda.org/dbw
Continuing education (C.E.) is an important aspect of being a dentist, and while it can take up time and resources to make sure the appropriate amount of C.E. units are taken, dentists should use it as an opportunity to improve their practice on the business side as well as the clinical side. Developing a business plan is a fundamental step dentists should take if they want to make their practices run more efficiently. Make sure you align your C.E. planning with your business plan.
CDA Presents continues to expand its educational opportunities for members, and the San Francisco convention on Sept. 4-6 will be yet another example of that. Attendees can expect comprehensive presentations and the newest dental equipment that is out there because CDA is one of the premier venues for displaying new products on the expansive exhibit hall floor. CDA Presents also offer dentists and staff the ability to talk amongst their peers.
Dentists interested in learning more about the world of restorative dentistry will have many options at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim. From anterior and posterior etched ceramic restorations to posterior bonded porcelain, CDA Presents has more than 20 lectures/workshops for dentists to take advantage of throughout the May 15-17 event at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Dental electronic health records (EHR) are changing practices rapidly as it relates to benefits and clinical operations. There are many options in terms of vendors and software offerings in addition to federal EHR incentives, new HIPAA rules and the push to move everything to the cloud. Despite the complexity, dental practices need to stay up-to-date. To help dentists in these situations, CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry on May 15-17 will host a lecture to provide guidance on how to deal with purchasing new, or updating old, dental software.
CDA Presents in Anaheim on May 15-17 is going to be one of the most innovative professional conferences to date. An example of that is the Advance Local Anesthesia of the Oral Cavity and Maxillofacial Complex lecture/lab, which will be led by Mel Hawkins, DDS, BScD (AN), and Mark C. Paxton, DDS. The May 15 lab will offer attendees the opportunity for light, site-specific, hands-on human cadaver demi-head dissection, isolation, pathway tracing and identification of anatomical structures.
The University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry will host a C.E. course on Caries Management By Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) beginning in March for dentists interested in implementing the strategies in their practice. Coursera: Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) will be led by John D.B. Featherstone, MSc, PhD, Professor and Dean, UCSF School of Dentistry, from March 31 to May 12 and will teach attendees to immediately apply “caries management by risk assessment” into their clinical setting or into their personal health care.
CDA dentists and their staffs have a lot to look forward to at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry next year. CDA Presents in Anaheim is expected to be the most comprehensive show to date, and attendees will be able to take advantage of the C.E. opportunities, tradeshow floor, headlining speakers, location and the ability to engage and inspire staff.
In early September, CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry licensed attendees will receive an email containing a link to their online C.E. certificate, which can then be printed. Attendees also can save $100 on course audio recordings.
To help improve members’ understanding of the shifting landscape of the dental benefits marketplace, CDA will host a Dental Benefits Workshop in 2014, one of several Smart Dentist Trainings offered through the CDA Practice Support Center. The extensive program will provide participants the opportunity to earn C.E. credits through a “Dental Benefits 101 Webinar” as well as a two-day, in-person seminar held at the CDA headquarters in Sacramento on March 20-21, 2014.
The ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry is now accepting applications for its intensive course titled “Advanced EBD Workshop: Assessing the Quality of Evidence.” The deadline to apply is set for Sept. 15 and the course will run Oct. 21-25 at ADA headquarters in Chicago.
Due to an increased number of questions from members through the CDA Practice Support Center, CDA is launching a lunchtime “Feed Your Mind” employment webinar series this summer. CDA is offering its members an opportunity to learn more about the different leaves and gain an understanding of how to manage those leaves within the legal arena.
CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry provided attendees with valuable information, entertainment and exciting new products last week in Anaheim. More than 28,000 people attended the April 11-13 event at the Anaheim Convention Center. The show featured more than 175 lectures and workshops and an exhibit hall packed with more than 570 companies that spotlighted several innovative products.
In mid May, CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry licensed attendees will receive an email containing a link to their online C.E. certificate, which can then be printed. Attendees also can still save $100 on course audio recordings.
The CDA Practice Support Center is helping smart dentists get smarter with these free classes at CDA Presents. Dentists can gain C.E. on a range of valuable topics below that include everything from best practices in patient records to how to minimize the risks of social media.
CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim on April 11-13 will feature an International Symposium for Dental Learning. Takashi Watanabe, DDS, a clinical professor and assistant director of continuing dental education at Meikai University School of Dentistry and president of the Japan Academy of Clinical Dentistry, will be lecturing on the restorative dentistry techniques in Japan.
How to communicate with lab technicians is an important part of running a dental practice. Attendees of CDA Presents Anaheim will have a chance to learn more about this during the Lab Track Panel Discussion. The panel will help dentists better understand the techniques lab technicians use.
The advance registration deadline for CDA Presents
Anaheim will be here soon. Dentists must register at cdapresents.com
by Feb. 13 to have their materials mailed to them prior to the show.
Nonmembers can experience one of the biggest benefits of CDA membership by attending CDA Presents in Anaheim for only $75. Nonmembers who take advantage of this offer will save $815 and gain access to world-class speakers, numerous C.E. opportunities and an extensive tradeshow.
Von Chan, DDS, believes a well-functioning dental practice is comprised of employees who are highly trained and motivated to keep learning, and that is why she takes her entire staff to CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry. “A highly trained staff is much more efficient and much more knowledgeable when talking to patients regarding their treatment,” said Chan, who practices in Petaluma.
To boost the attendee experience, CDA Presents
has updated its online registration and overflow seating process, as well as its course lineup that now features an international flare. “For each program, we try to construct something that is unique and different,” said Chair of the CDA Presents
Board of Managers Del Brunner, DDS.