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​Green Dentistry: THC and teeth?

What you need to know about cannabis and oral health.

  • This course is for doctors, hygienists, assistants, and front office staff.  Marijuana is the most commonly used recreational drug in the United States.  23 states currently have some form of legalized marijuana; eight states have legalized it for recreational use.  It is estimated that over 10% of the US population uses it at least once a month. This course will be an unbiased and evidence based presentation of marijuana and it's role in dentistry.  An introduction to the usage of marijuana in the general public population will first be discussed.  Second, will be about the pharmacology of marijuana.  In the third part of this course you will learn how the use of marijuana by your patients affects their dental care.

At the conclusion of the course the participants will:

  • Understand the pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of marijuana
  • Understand how marijuana usage by patients effects their oral health; specific focus on oral pathology, caries risk, and periodontal disease
  • Understand interactions of THC with commonly used prescribed medications and be familiar with medical emergencies related to THC
  • Learn how to communicate with your patients regularly using cannabis

Dr. Barry Taylor
​Presented by: Barry Taylor, DMD, FAGD, FACD, CDA

Dr. Barry Taylor is an Assistant Professor in Restorative Dentistry at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry.  In addition he also is a part-time associate in private practice at Woodburn Community Dental.  Prior to attending the OHSU School of Dentistry he worked as a research assistant for two years in the field of Neuropsychopharmacology at the U.S. Veteran's Hospital in Portland, Oregon.  Dr. Taylor has served as the Oregon Dental Association's Editor for ten years and is the ODA's President-Elect.  He also has had leadership positions with the Oregon Academy of General Dentistry, American College of Dentists, Academy of General Dentistry, Delta Sigma Delta and the American Dental Association.  Dr. Taylor has been awarded the "Dentist of the Year" from both the Oregon AGD and the Washington County Dental Society.  He is also currently enrolled as a student in OHSU's Human Investigation Program.
Dinner included - 2 CE Units
Members - $40.00
Guests/Staff -      $50.00
Non ​members -    $85.00​
*No Children Allowed At CE Events

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Why the Periodontist is the Hygienist's Best Friend: Minimally Invasive Techniques to Treat Common Periodontal Problems

Course Handouts:
A. Clinical Issues Associated with Recession and Thin Biotypes.
B. Miller Classification of Recession.
C. Techniques and Materials used in Gingival Augmentation.
a. The Free Gingival Graft
b. Traditional CTG surgery
c. Tunnel Technique
d. Autograft
e. Allograft
f. Alternative Techniques
D. Instrumentation used in Periodontal Microsurgery.
E. Clinical Examples
a. Treatment of Cervical Tooth Lesions
b. Augmentation of Thin Biotypes
c. Root Caries Treatment
d. Reduction of Sensitivity
e. Esthetic Periodontal Plastic Surgery
f. Replacement of Ailing Composite Restorations
g. Lichen Planus Symptom Prevention/Reduction
F. How to have the clinical conversations needed to motivate patients to proceed with treatment.
G. What to do when initial therapy isn’t getting your patient as healthy as they need to be.
H. Why patients resist the referral to the Periodontist for the Periodontal Surgery they need.
I. Minimally Invasive Periodontal Regenerative Surgery using LANAP
a. Histological Evidence
b. Case Examples
c. Why Even Phobic Patients Can Accept this Regenerative Surgery.
J. Osseodensification as a Minimally Invasive Means of Ridge Augmentation/Sinus Augmentation to allow Implant Placement.
Keith Chertok DDS

Presented by: Keith Chertok, D.D.S.

Dr. Keith Chertok graduated in the top 5% of his class from the New York University College of Dentistry and was elected to the honor society Omicron Kappa Upsilon. He received the Quintessence Award for excellence in Periodontics and went on to complete a Hospital Residency program at the New York VA hospital. Dr. Chertok came to California to study at UCSF where he received his specialty training in Periodontics and Implantology. He taught at the Dugoni School of Dentistry (UOP) and UCSF dental schools and continues his love of teaching by offering continuing education courses to dentists and dental hygienists. Dr. Chertok is the former attending Periodontist in charge of periodontal education for the dental resident at the Veterans Hospital Healthcare System of Northern California at Mare Island, and he maintains a Periodontal Specialty Practice in Berkeley that focuses on Implants, Periodontal Plastic Surgery, and Laser Periodontal Regeneration Procedures (LANAP).
Date: Saturday October 20, 2018
Location: Dublin Holiday Inn
6680 Regional Street
Dublin, CA 94568
Time: 8:00AM - 9:00AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00AM - 1:00PM - Lecture 4 CEU's Cost: $85.00 To register, Phone: (510) 531-0348
Registration Deadline: October 13th
*Please Note: This is a courtesy posting only! This is not an SACDS event.
For questions call: Phone: (510) 531-0348

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CA Dental Practice Act & Infection Control Course

Join us for our CA Dental Practice Act & Infection Control Course on November 13th! The California Dental Board mandates 4 hours of continuing education requirements for license renewal for each renewal cycle.  All Dentists, Registered Dental Assistants, Registered Dental Hygienists, or other dental licensees renewing their dental license must complete 2 hours of continuing education in Dental Practice Act & Infection Control.       Each course must be a minimum of 2 hours.
Leslie Canham

Presented by Leslie Canham, CDA, RDA

Leslie Canham is a Speaker and Consultant specializing in Infection Control, OSHA Compliance, Dental Practice Act, and HIPAA regulations.  Leslie has over 36 years of experience in dentistry, and is the founder of Leslie Seminars.  Leslie is moderator of the Infection Control Forum on, and is an active member of the Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures, the Academy of Dental Management Consultants, the Speaking Consulting Network, National Speakers Association, & CDA.  Leslie is authorized by the Department of Labor as OSHA Outreach Trainer in General Industry Standards.
4 CE Units
CDA Member Dentists - $90.00
Non-CDA Members - $175.00
Auxiliary Members - $85.00
Register before September 4th and receive $5 OFF your registration fee!
*No Children Allowed At CE Events

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CPR Re-Certification Courses

September 10th, 2018 - Fremont Location

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​September 24th, 2018 - Pleasanton Location

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