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Dental Society Courses

Courses appearing below are sponsored by various district dental societies. To list a course, send complete course information to Jackie Hammond at the MDA office.

NOTE: The MDA encourages local dental societies to publicize courses and speakers online and in the MDA Journal's Continuing Education listings. These listings are published when submitted and should not be considered a definitive list or master calendar of all component CE courses offered in the state of Michigan. Local societies planning CE events are urged to contact other components when scheduling courses to avoid conflicting dates.


Friday-Sunday, March 6-8, 2015 - Macomb District Dental Society

2015 Winter Sports Seminar

Speakers: Dr. Ray McKinley (Friday); Dr. Samuel L. Corey (Saturday)
Friday Time: 7 - 9 p.m. (arrival / check-in at 5 p.m.; dinner 6 p.m.)
Saturday Time: 8 a.m. - noon
Where: Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville, Mich. (map)
CE Credits: 6
Cost: $150/per person
Registration: Contact Dr. Jay Lang at (586) 739-3636

Join your friends at the 2015 Macomb Dental Society Winter Sports Seminar, a family friendly dental ski weekend to be held March 6-8, 2015, at the beautiful Crystal Mountain Resort. This year's speakers are Dr. Ray McKinley, presenting "CBCT: New Paradigms Changing the Standard of Care" on Friday. Saturday features Dr. Samuel L. Corey presenting two seminars, "CAD/CAM Materials and the Digital Workflow" and "CEREC/Galileos 3D Integration."

Hotel Information

Lodging/Ski Packages can be booked directly through Crystal Mountain, 12500 Crystal Mountain Dr., Thompsonville, MI 49683. Call 1-888-968-7686 and mention Group #45U3C2.

If you are planning on attending the conference (i.e. Dinner, Entertainment, Breakfasts, Happy Hour) and you are not bookeDd through Crystal Mountain Reservations you will need to sign up for a Commuter Package. Please contact Dr. Jay Lang to register.


Tuesday, March 10, 2015 — Genesee District Dental Society

Current Topics on Dental Procedures and Materials

Speaker: Peter Yaman, DDS, MS
Time: 7:30 p.m. (hospitality time at 6 p.m.; dinner at 6:30 p.m.)
Where: Flint Golf Club, 3100 Lakewood Ave. Flint 48507 (map)
Cost: FREE/GDDS members; $30/MDA or ADA members; $200/nonmembers
CE Credits: 2
Contact: Jay Werschky at (810) 230-3790

Sponsored by: Coulter


Friday, March 13, 2015 - West Michigan District Dental Society

Successful Management of Acute Dental Pain
Managing the Endodontic Infection

Speaker: Ken Hargreaves, DDS, PhD
Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (registration at 7:30 a.m.)
Where: Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park (map)
CE Credits: 7
Contact: Elaine Fleming at (616) 234-5605

This evidence-based course is designed to provide effective and practical strategies for managing acute dental pain emergencies. The latest information of NSAIDS, acetaminophen-containing analgesics and local anesthetics will be provided with the objective of having immediate application to your next patient emergency. Want to know how to anesthetize that hot tooth? How to predictably manage severe acute pain after surgical or endodontic treatments? How to combine common medications to improve analgesia?

This course will answer these practical tips and more using a lecture style that emphasizes interactions with the audience in answering common pain problems with useful solutions.

Afternoon Session

The afternoon course is designed to provide effective and practical strategies for managing dentoalveolar infections. The objective is to be practical. The biology of infections is used as a foundation to allow the practitioner to select the best combination of dental and pharmacological treatments to manage dental infections. In addition, potential adverse effects and their management will be reviewed. Want to know which antibiotic to use? How to manage most endodontic infections with local treatment instead of antibiotics? Which endodontic procedures offer the most optimal way to reduce/eliminate endodontic pathogens? This course will answer these practical tips and more, using a lecture style that emphasizes interactions with the audience in addressing endodontic infection problems with useful solutions.

At the completion of this course the practitioner should be able to:

  1. Describe a practical method that combines non-pharmacological treatment with the appropriate antibiotics for managing dental infections.
  2. Understand the growing recognition of bacterial strains resistant to current antibiotics and be able to describe how to manage this problem.
  3. Describe an effective approach for providing root canal treatment in infected teeth.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 — Detroit District Dental Society

All-Branch Meeting

Speaker: Sanjay Chand, MD
Time: 7 p.m. (dinner at 6:30 p.m.)
Where: Inn at St. Johns, 44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, Mich. (map)
Cost: $40/DDDS members 
CE Credits: 2
Contact: (313) 337-4900
Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE or DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM

Join Sanjay Chand, MD, for "Pharmacology and Therapeutics Including Pain Management. Registration deadline is March 6, 2015.


Friday, March 20, 2015 — Macomb District Dental Society

5th Annual Half-Day Seminar

Speakers: Angelo DiMaggio; Wilhelm Piskorowski, DDS; Shyam Prasad Aravindaksha, BDS, MDS, PGDMLS
Time: 8:30 a.m. to noon
Where: Andiamo Ristorante, 7096 E. 14 Mile Road, Warren, Mich. 48092 (map)
Cost: $80 
CE Credits: 3
Contact: Drs. Chris or Michele Gorecki at (586) 751-7777

The 5th Annual Macomb Dental Society Half-Day Seminar will be held March 20, 2015, at Andiamo Ristorante in Warren. Speakers and topics are:

Angelo DiMaggio

  • "Expanding Your Dental Services New Evidence-Based Solutions for Clenching, Grinding and Unexplainable TMJ and Tooth Pain as Related to the Cervical Spine"

Wilhelm Piskorowski, DDS

  • "Non-traditional Practice Models for the Underserved that will Increase Your Bottom Line"

Shyam Prasad Aravindaksha, BDS, MDS, PGDMLS

  • "Case-Based Pharmacological Pain Management"
    NOTE: This course satisfies the one hour of pain management that is required for license renewal.

Tuesday, April 19, 2015 — Genesee District Dental Society

Cancer Survivor

Speaker: Eva Grayzel
Time: 7:30 p.m. (hospitality time at 6 p.m.; dinner at 6:30 p.m.)
Where: Flint Golf Club, 3100 Lakewood Ave. Flint 48507 (map)
Cost: FREE/GDDS members; $30/MDA or ADA members; $200/nonmembers
CE Credits: 2
Contact: Jay Werschky at (810) 230-3790


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