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MDA Scientific Sessions

Make the Michigan Dental Association your first choice for quality, convenient and affordable continuing education.

The MDA is holding three scientific sessions throughout the coming year: Summer Scientific Session, Winter Scientific Session and Spring Scientific Session. Each event combines weekend fun with great continuing education courses for dentists and staff alike.

Spring Scientific Session

Welcome to Great Wolf Lodge!

Great Wolf Lodge is a first-class, full-service destination resort designed to capture the atmosphere and adventure of the north woods. Serving as Michigan’s Year-Round Family Resort,™ Great Wolf Lodge provides a comprehensive package of destination lodging amenities.

At Great Wolf Lodge you can take an adventure trip into the great north woods at a gigantic indoor resort. It’s great for the whole family! While you’re there, be sure to test your bravery at Bear Track landing, with eight water slides and five pools. As one of the world’s largest indoor water parks, Great Wolf Lodge provides water-based entertainment throughout the year, even during winter!

 

Get You’re “A” Game On –
The Five Key Ingredients to a Successful Dental Practice

Speaker: Thomas Lambert, DDS
When: Friday, March 6, 2015
Time: 7. - 10 p.m.
Weekend Fee: Dentists/$225 each; Staff and Life Member Retired Dentists/$150 each. Nonmember dentists/$325 each. (Fees cover sessions only)
Individual Course Fee: Dentists/$125/ each; Staff and Life Member Retired Dentists/$100 each; Nonmember dentists/$225 each. (Fees cover sessions only)
CE Credits: 3
Online Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

This course is designed to guide you toward establishing a brand new Vision for your practice. With strong LeadershipTeam building skills you will be able to guide your patients toward the healthy, beautiful smiles they deserve. Is your Facility “tired”? Dr. Lambert will challenge you to “refresh” your look and create a new brand for your business. You will learn to empower your team with an understanding of the latest digital technologies and how they can enhance the new patient experience, from treatment planning to consultation.

Spa Dentistry, Facebook, texting and email will help you stay connected with your patients. Set your practice apart with this informative and lively lecture.

About the speaker ... Dr. Thomas Lambert is in private practice in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Financial support for all Spring Scientific Session courses provided by MDA Insurance, MDA Services, Crest Oral B Professional Oral Health, and Ward Dental Lab.

 

Sports Related Dental Trauma, Prevention and Cosmetic Solutions

Speaker: Thomas Lambert, DDS
When: Saturday, March 7, 2015
Time: 7:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Weekend Fee: Dentists/$225 each; Staff and Life Member Retired Dentists/$150 each. Nonmember dentists/$325 each. (Fees cover sessions only)
Individual Course Fee: Dentists/$125/ each; Staff and Life Member Retired Dentists/$100 each; Nonmember dentists/$225 each. (Fees cover sessions only)
CE Credits: 3
Online Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

This lively and informative lecture will help you establish a new vision for your practice.

This course is designed to examine the type of oral injuries incurred during athletic participation. Topics covered will include treatment of avulsed teeth, concussions, the impact of sports related bulimia on the healthy dentition and restoration with the latest implants and porcelain material.

You will also learn about the fascinating array of custom mouthguard designs and how to establish an effective mouthguard program in your practice. Get connected and become the “Team Dentist” for your children’s sports team as well as for your local High School and College Teams. A step by step review of custom mouthguard fabrication will prepare you to provide this valuable service to your community.

About the Speaker ... Dr. Sayed is in private practice in Bloomfield Hills.

About the speaker ... Dr. Thomas Lambert is in private practice in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Financial support for all Spring Scientific Session courses provided by MDA Insurance, MDA Services, Crest Oral B Professional Oral Health, and Ward Dental Lab.

 

Dental Insurance: Fact, Fiction or Oxymoron;
Helping our Patients and Teams Move Past an Entitlement Mindset

Speaker: Mark Murphy, DDS
When: Sunday, March 8, 2015
Time: 7:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Weekend Fee: Dentists/$225 each; Staff and Life Member Retired Dentists/$150 each. Nonmember dentists/$325 each. (Fees cover sessions only)
Individual Course Fee: Dentists/$125/ each; Staff and Life Member Retired Dentists/$100 each; Nonmember dentists/$225 each. (Fees cover sessions only)
CE Credits: 3
Online Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

The role of insurance has become intricately woven into the fabric of dental health care delivery over the past 40 years. Although it does not meet the usual definitions or functions of third parties taking risks for catastrophic losses, and appears to be more of a maintenance program, it does impact patient, team and providers decisions daily. The speaker will explore the history and role of insurance and help you and your staff develop the verbal and behavioral skills to become less dependent of the limitations of coverage. The discussion will cover how we can create the educational opportunities for patients so that they really understand the role of insurance and remain free to make decisions about their dental care that are in their long term interests.

Help more patients have better health, do more of the dentistry that fulfills and stimulates you and be more successful in your practice.

About the Speaker ... Dr. Mark Murphy is the director of continuing education for DTI Dental Technologies, Inc. and is the lead faculty for Mercer Advisors.

Financial support for all Spring Scientific Session courses provided by MDA Insurance, MDA Services, Crest Oral B Professional Oral Health, and Ward Dental Lab.

Accommodations

The MDA has reserved a block of guest rooms at the Great Wolf Lodge.

Family Suite  
  $169     Four Water Park Passes 
Wolf Den/Kid Kamp   
  $189     Four Water Park Passes 
Kid Cabin   
  $209     Six Water Park Passes
Loft Fireplace Suite        $279      Six Water Park Passes
Majestic Bear Suite        $279      Six Water Park Passes 

Rooms are subject to a resort fee of $9.99 per room per night and an additional person charge of $30 per person per night for additional persons beyond the base occupancy. Base Occupancy of Family Suites, Wolf Dens and Kid Kamps are four persons. Base Occupancy of Kid Cabins, Loft Suites and Majestic Bear Suites are six persons. Room rates are only applicable for those registered for the MDA Scientific Session.

To make room reservations, call Great Wolf Lodge at 866-954-9653. Be sure to identify yourself with the Michigan Dental Association with reservation #1503MDA. A deposit equal to the first night’s lodging is required with each reservation. Each individual has to 72 hours prior to arrival date to cancel the individual room with a $30 cancellation fee per room. Reservations must be made by Feb. 5, 2015 to receive the MDA rate.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

A 72-hour notice of cancellation is required for all CE programs. Refunds will be granted upon written request, less a $25 administration fee. An email is an acceptable notification..

Questions?

Call the MDA Continuing Education Department at (800) 589-2632, ext. 401.

ADA CERP

The Michigan Dental Association 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.

Please note that the Michigan Board of Dentistry does recognize ADA CERP for continuing education credits toward license renewal.

The MDA is an AGD Accepted Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit (provider number 219252)

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