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Hands-On Workshops

Multi-day, deep-dive clinical intensives to build and refine your skills.

The workshop experience

Join our best-in-class education partners who focus on specific areas of clinical expertise. Learn advanced approaches, techniques and tools.  

Connected approach

Learn in a small group setting with hands-on expert guidance at this multi-day event.

Cutting edge skills

Take new clinical approaches back to your practice and elevate patient care.

Remarkable locations

Take part in cutting-edge clinical workshops while enjoying the weekend away at a scenic California destination.

Mastering Minimally Invasive Adhesion Dentistry

Join us for a three-day journey into the future of dental excellence, exclusively for members of the California Dental Association. This immersive experience is clinical in nature, with a focus on hands-on practice. Throughout the program, participants will actively apply principles of advanced adhesion and acquire transformative techniques currently shaping the future of minimally invasive dentistry. From mastering selective caries removal to delving deep into advanced adhesion dentistry and exploring the modern landscape of ceramics, this workshop offers a unique opportunity for clinicians to elevate their skills and deliver superior patient care through minimally invasive techniques. Welcome to the forefront of the future of dentistry!

What you can expect to learn: 

  • Foundational knowledge of minimally invasive dentistry
  • Current guidelines for selective caries removal
  • Cutting-edge techniques for immediate dentin sealing, resin coating, deep margin elevation and layering
  • How to maximize and stabilize dentin bonds
  • Use of modern ceramics, from conception to delivery

The Meritage Resort and Spa, Napa, CA

Join the Mastering Minimally Invasive Adhesion Dentistry workshop led by Dr. Joe Willardsen at The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, September 5–7, 2024.

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells, CA

Join the Mastering Minimally Invasive Adhesion Dentistry workshop led by Dr. Joe Willardsen at Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, October 3–5, 2024.

Blueprint for Clinical Excellence: Modern Adhesives, Materials and Techniques in Aesthetic Dentistry

“Blueprint for Clinical Excellence” is a comprehensive three-day course designed for dental professionals seeking to excel in both functional and aesthetic aspects of dental restoration. This dynamic workshop combines enriching lectures with focused, hands-on experience to help dentists establish an all-encompassing approach to modern dental care techniques. Each day emphasizes key areas of dental restoration, providing participants with an immersive learning experience that delivers the insight and skills needed to provide patients with customized, exceptional dental care.

What you can expect to learn: 

  • Application of digital smile design as an evaluation tool 
  • Use of orthodontic aligners to improve aesthetics and function 
  • Current advancements in adhesive restorative materials 
  • Modern techniques in composite and indirect veneer restorations 
  • The artistry of shaping, placement and finishing of composite veneers 
  • Partial coverage indirect restorations from diagnosis to completion 
  • Overall prevention and restoration maintenance

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, CA

Join the Blueprint for Clinical Excellence workshop led by Dr. Parag Kachalia at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, September 26–28, 2024.

La Playa Hotel, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Join the Blueprint for Clinical Excellence workshop led by Dr. Marcos Vargas at La Playa Hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea, November 14–16, 2024.

Hands-On Workshops FAQ

No; however, CDA members benefit from exclusive discounts. Not yet a member? Consider joining today.

See individual workshops for pricing and details.

Some meals are included. Lodging is not included.

Yes, workshops are C.E.-eligible. See individual workshops for details.

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CDA is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

CDA designates each activity for a specified number of C.E. units. These courses meet the Dental Board of California requirements for continuing education units.