For the Professional: Continuing Education

2014 CE Course Calendar, Registration Fees
LOCATION FOR Harbor Dental Society Meetings
THE CENTRE at Sycamore Plaza, 5000 Clark Ave. Lakewood, CA 90712
INDIVIDUAL COURSE Registration Fees
  • $155 ADA/CDA/HDS Member Dentist  
  • $80.00 Hygienist
  • $60.00 Auxillary/Assistant/Guest
  • $250.00 Non-ADA Member Dentist 
  • $77.50 Life/Retired/New Member* (Life/Retired members receive reduced registration fee for CE courses as one of the benefits of this coveted membership status. New Members - your FIRST meeting is complimentary with half-price after that (valid only first year joined as active member
MARCH 13 - "PERIODONTAL THERAPY - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN 2014: PERIODONTAL POCKET THERAPY; THE PERIODONTAL RESTORATIVE CONTINUUM" w/Speaker: Dr. Paulo M. Camargo, Professor, Chairman of the Section of Periodontics and Associate Dean of Clinical Dental Sciences at the UCLA School of Dentistry.
APRIL 10 - "SYSTEMIC PERIO - WHERE IS THE LINK? OSTEOPOROSIS/OSTEOPENIA - CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS IN PERIODONTAL/IMPLANT THERAPY" w/Speaker: Dr. Joan Otomo-Corgel, Clinical Associate Professor at UCLA School of Dentistry, Dept. of Periodontics, faculty and chair of research at the Greater LA VA Health Care Center Dental Service. She will introduce you to current research results on periodontal/systemic links and review systemic complications and provide clinical treatment tips. SPONSOR: WELLS FARGO
JUNE 12 - "SMARTEN UP! CREATE SUPERIOR RESTORATIONS WITH SMART MATERIALS" w/Speaker: Dr. Edmond R. Hewlett, Professor of Restorative Dentistry at UCLA and Associate Dean for Outreach & Diversity. Learn the latest effective evidence-based approaches for managing caries with dental restorations. Understand how to take advantage of dynamic properties of glass ionomer restoratives. Takeaway useful clinical tips that can be immediately incorporated into your practice! SPONSOR: GC AMERICA
SEPTEMBER 18 - "CREATING A PRACTICE MASTERPIECE" w/Speaker Kathleen Johnson, Management Consultant. Distinguish your practice from all others; Say "yes" to your patients so they can say "yes" to you; Learn how to keep your patients listening; Achieve influence and build loyalty - make your practice unique and thrive! 
OCTOBER 9 - "THE LATEST IN THE ART & SCIENCE OF ESTHETICS & BIOMIMETIC RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY - BONDED RESTORATIONS IN THE ANTERIOR AND POSTERIOR DENTITIONS" AND "WHAT'S NEW FOR DENTAL EDUCATION" w/Speakers: Dr. Pascal Magne, Associate Professor with Tenure and the Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation Professor of Esthetic Dentistry, Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC along with Dr. Avishai Sadan, Dean and G. Donald and Marian James Montgomery Professor of Dentistry at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. This is a unique opportunity to hear from distinguished educators and innovative researchers. A worthwhile investment for your professional growth! SPONSORS: KERR, OSTROW SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY OF USC, AND TDIC
NOVEMBER 13 - "OSHA, INFECTION CONTROL AND THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL PRACTICE ACT" w/Speaker: Nancy Andrews, adjunct professor and course director at West Coast University, Dept. of Dental Hygiene. This CE Program meets California's Requirements for License Renewal and Cal OSHA. SPONSOR: CITI
DECEMBER 4 - "HOLIDAY PARTY/INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS/STAFF APPRECIATION AND LIFE MEMBERS' RECOGNITION" w/Speaker: John Whitt, Business Coach - who will speak on "BUILDING THE COMMUNICATION BRIDGE TO LEAD TO A SUCCESSFUL DENTAL TEAM AND PRACTICE". A combo of Continuing Education and Entertainment = Edutainment that is fun and engaging.
Note: Topics/Speakers are subject to change so please refer to the site for the most current information.


June 12, 2014 (Thursday)

SMARTEN UP! CREATE SUPERIOR RESTORATIONS WITH SMART MATERIALS

CE SPEAKER: Dr. Edmond R. Hewlett, Professor of Restorative Dentistry at UCLA and Associate Dean for Outreach & Diversity.

-Learn the latest effective evidence-based approaches for managing caries with dental restorations.
-Understand how to take advantage of dynamic properties of glass ionomer restoratives.
-Takeaway useful clinical tips that can be immediately incorporated into your practice!

Scientific breakthroughs continue to drive advances in both restorative material performance and evidence-based disease management of dental disease at an incredible pace. Convergence of these efforts is changing many of our fundamental concepts regarding the degree to which dental restorations can be not only reparative but therapeutic.

This presentation will provide an overview of emerging concepts for utilizing today’s adhesive restoratives in synergy with new caries management protocols to achieve optimal treatment outcomes for our patients. Many practical tips for selection and use of current adhesive restoratives will be included.
SPONSOR THANK YOU - GC AMERICA!
5 CEU
Registration: 2:30 pm-3pm
Afternoon CE Program: 3pm-5pm
Exhibits/Social: 5pm-6 pm
Dinner/HDS Member Business Meeting: 6pm-7pm
Evening CE Program: 7pm-9pm
Venue: The Centre at Sycamore Plaza, 5000 Clark Ave., Lakewood, CA 90712
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September 18, 2014 (Thursday)

Create a Practice Masterpiece - Practice Management Essentials to Enhance Your Practice and Patient Care

CE Presenter: Kathleen Johnson, Management Consultant.
Date: Thursday, September 18

CE Topic:"Create a Practice Masterpiece" - Essential Practice Management Tools to enhance your practice and patient care/service.

Dental care and practice management require careful analysis, planning and execution. "Fight the Commodity Mindset". Distinguish your practice - say "yes" to your patients so they can say "yes" to you - Learn how to keep patients listening and satisfied - Achieve and build loyalty.

This practice management program is absolutely intended for you and your dental staff, no matter what stage of practice. Ms. Johnson will help guide you toward optimal efficiency with fresh innovative and usable tools. You and your dental team will be able to takeaway applicable tips to use in your practice right away.
5 CEU (20% CATEGORY)
Registration: 2:30 pm-3pm
Afternoon CE Program: 3pm-5pm
Exhibits/Social: 5pm-6 pm
Dinner/HDS Member Business Meeting: 6pm-7pm
Evening CE Program: 7pm-9pm
Venue: The Centre at Sycamore Plaza, 5000 Clark Ave., Lakewood, CA 90712

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October 9, 2014 (Thursday)

The Latest in the Art & Science of Esthetics & Biomimetic Restorative Dentistry - Bonded Restorations in Anterior/Posterior Dentitions

5 CEU SPONSORS: KERR, OSTROW SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY OF USC, TDIC
Registration: 2:30 pm-3pm
Afternoon CE Program: 3pm-5pm
Exhibits/Social: 5pm-6 pm
Dinner/HDS Member Business Meeting: 6pm-7pm
Evening CE Program: 7pm-9pm
Venue: The Centre at Sycamore Plaza, 5000 Clark Ave., Lakewood, CA 90712

3pm-5pm - Bonded restorations in the anterior dentition with Pascal Magne, DMD, PhD

The combination of both composites and ceramics seems theoretically appropriate to reproduce the original stiffness of the tooth and modulate the tooth-restoration strength.  Therefore, modern concepts in restorative dentistry have brought new solutions through bonded porcelain restorations (BPRs) that are stress distributors and involve the crown of the tooth as a whole in supporting occlusal force and masticatory function.  Among these, the good overall clinical behavior of anterior porcelain laminate veneers bonded tooth in terms of fracture rates, microleakage, debonding and soft tissue response is generally well recognized and attested by numerous clinical studies. Continuous developments in the field of adhesive restorative techniques have permitted significant broadening of the originally-defined spectrum of indications for BPRs in the anterior dentition and thus contribute to two of the major objectives of conservative restorative dentistry: the maximum preservation of sound tooth structure and the maintenance of the vitality of the teeth to be restored. Indications for BPRs are extending to more perilous situations (worn-down, nonvital or crown-fractured teeth), resulting in considerable improvements, comprising both the medical-biological aspect and the socio-economical context (ie, decrease of costs when compared to traditional and more invasive prosthetic treatments). From this perspective, indications, treatment planning, diagnostics, tooth preparation, laboratory procedures and adhesive luting procedures of BPRs will be carefully detailed.

6:30pm - 7pm - "What's New for Dental Education" with Avishai Sadan, DMD and Dean and G. Donald and Marian James Montgomery Professor of Dentistry at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC.

7pm-9pm - Bonded restorations in the posterior dentition with Pascal Magne, DMD, PhD

Patients' requests and clinicians' interest in esthetic restorations are not limited to anterior teeth. As a result, posterior “tooth-colored” adhesive restorative techniques considerably grew over the last decade and a plethora of materials and methods are available to the clinician today. The survival rates of adhesive restorations in posterior teeth appears to be quite satisfying, even placed by dental students, to the point that some countries today have abandoned the teaching of amalgam restorations and other traditional metallic restorations. Apart from their cosmetic advantage, the new adhesive techniques offer many other benefits such as tissue conservation and natural strengthening of remaining tooth substance. These emerging concepts, which are following the so-called “biomimetic approach”, provide the ability to restore not only the esthetic but also the biomechanical and structural integrity of teeth. This presentation will show that dental composites and ceramics constitute striking elements of this nascent approach to tooth restoration. Indications for bonded restorations in the posterior dentition will be presented, including the biomimetic approach to severe loss of coronal substance and nonvital teeth. Attendants should benefit from these considerable improvements that should influence both the medicobiological and socioeconomical approaches of their practice: more sound tissue preservation, maintenance of tooth vitality, less expensive procedures compared to traditional and more invasive “prosthodontics”.

This is a unique opportunity to hear from distinguished educators and innovative researchers. A worthwhile investment for your professional growth!




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