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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, Oct. 3, 2014 - Macomb Dental Society

Dr. Charles J. Defever 
All-Day Memorial Seminar

Speakers: John A. Molinari, PhD (a.m.); Julius E. Bunek, DDS, MS (p.m.)
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (registration at 8 a.m. with continental breakfast)
Where: Royal Park Hotel, 600 E. University Drive, Rochester, MI 48307 (map)
CE Credits: 7
Cost: $205/Macomb Dental Society and MDA members; $175/hygienists; $100/staff; and $295/non-members.
Contact: Drs. Chris or Michele Gorecki at 586-751-7777.

Morning Course: Dr. Molinari’s hands-on course is designed with the entire dental team in mind, this highly interactive hands-on workshop will provide an update of proper infection control procedures. From personal protective equipment and hand hygiene to instrument reprocessing and water line management, attendees will be encouraged to assess their current infection control routines and gain an understanding of which products and procedures will help them obtain optimum infection control practices.

Afternoon Course: Dr. Bunek’s lecture is designed to facilitate the relationship between the dentist, dental specialist, and the dental laboratory to increase interdisciplinary knowledge and communication. This lecture will focus on the indications for and types of surgical procedures that are done to treat periodontal disease as well as soft and hard tissue defects, with step-by-step clinical photos illustrating the surgeries the patients undertake. When you communicate with knowledge and confidence to your patients, they will accept your recommendations, and be happier, more comitted patients.

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 - West Michigan District Dental Society

One-Day Dental MBA

Speaker: Howard Farran, DDS, MBA
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

Join Dr. Howard Farran as he focuses on the business of running a dental office — things that every business needs to do during this economic environment, and what every business needs to make their products and services more efficient. The seminar also focuses on things that can realistically be managed, and what functions your business should have. The seminar is perfect and the timing could not be better!

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 - Oakland County Dental Society

Women in Dentistry Seminar
Char Sweeney: More Pearls of Wisdom

Speaker: Char Sweeney, CDPMA
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Where: Maggiano's Little Italy, 2089 West Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48084 (map)
CE Credits: 2
Cost: $50
Contact: Dr. John Kamar. Send checks to: Oakland County Dental Society, 16205 W. 14 Mile Road, Suite 201,  Beverly Hills, MI 48025.

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 - West Michigan District Dental Society

Emergency Medicine

Speaker: Stanley Malamed, DDS
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

The first session will include a discussion of preparation involving the office and staff, and includes a thorough review of the office emergency kit (drugs and equipment). The second session will include the recognition and management of specific emergency situations. It includes the management of unconsciousness, respiratory distress, seizures, drug-related emergencies, and chest pain — including cardiac arrest and the use of the AED.

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