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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, May 1, 2015 – Vacationland District Dental Society

Oral Surgical Techniques for the Dental Practitioner

Speaker: Norman Betts, DDS, MS
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (registration at 8:30 a.m. Lunch provided.)
Where: Odawa Hotel, 1444 US-131, Petoskey, MI 49770 (map)
Cost: $200/doctors; $50/staff
CE Credits: 6

This instructional lecture series is designed to provide information to enhance the knowledge and practice patterns of the non-oral and maxillofacial surgeon dental practitioner. The program will include:

  • Review and update on local anesthesia
  • Review and update on nitrous oxide analgesia
  • Techniques of simple and surgical extraction
  • Management of impacted teeth
  • Oral antibiotics, “which one to use?”
  • Dental-alveolar surgical technique
  • Biopsy technique and management of benign lesions

NOTE: This course covers Michigan’s one-hour pain management requirement.

Dr. Betts is in the private practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery in Ann Arbor and Chelsea.


Mail checks made out to VDDS to: Robert Armstrong, DDS, 104 Duncan Ave., Cheboygan, MI 49721. Please list attendees and credentials.

Friday, June 5, 2015 — Northern Thumb  District Dental Society

Open Championship

Speakers: Jason Souyias, DDS
Where: Ubly Heights Golf and Country Club, 2409 E Atwater Rd, Ubly, MI 48475 (map)
CE Credits: 1
Contact: Dr. Scott Behnan at (989) 269-6811

Friday, June 19, 2015 — West Michigan  District Dental Society

"Do Dentistry, Not Time"
Clinical Records Prevent Criminal Records

Speakers: Roy S. Shelburne, DDS
Time: 8 a.m. to noon (registration at 7:30 a.m.)
Where: Thousand Oaks Golf Club, 4100 Thousand Oaks Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 (map)
Cost: $100/MDA dentists; $75/staff
CE Credits: 4
Contact: Elaine Fleming at (616) 234-5606

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