Oct. 7, 2015 – Genesee District Dental Assistants Society
Introduction to Conversational American Sign Language
for the Dental Team
Speaker: Laura Mortimer
Time: 6 – 9 p.m. (social time, dinner and speaker)
Where: Walli’s Restaurant, Burton, Mich. (map)
ADAA Cost: $25/person
Assisting/Hygiene Student Cost: $25/person
Nonmember Cost: $35/person (dentists, hygienists, ADAA e-members)
CE Credits: 2
Contact: Dana Varga at 810-252-4810
The GDDAS Student Night CE program will introduce dental team members to the basics of sign language. Attendees will receive an introduction to basic sign language. This will include a discussion on possible misconceptions about sign language; learn how to work with deaf and hard of hearing patients in the office; and practice basic signs and greetings.
Send your name, address, phone number and email address (to receive a confirmation) to GDDAS, c/o Dana Varga, 2472 N. Seymour Road, Flushing, MI 48433. Include a check or money order payable to GDDAS.
The deadline to register is Oct. 1, 2015. The Genesee District Dental Assistants Society is a Michigan Board of Dentistry approved CE sponsor.
Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 — Michigan Dental Assistants Association
Mission of Mercy Fundraising Seminar
Speakers: Susan Deming, RDH, RDA, BS; Scott Hodges, DDS, MS; Josh Lord, MBA; Kevin Sloan, DDS, MS
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (hour lunch on your own)
Where: MDA Headquarters, Okemos (map)
Seating Limit: 65
Cost: $75 (morning program); $75 (afternoon program); $125/both programs
CE Credits: 6
Contact: Lori Barnhart, CDA, RDA
Online Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
“Managing Your Practice’s Digital Footprint”
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Josh Lord, MBA
This presentation will help you learn how to understand, manage, and enhance your practice’s online reputation. Your patients and potential patients are already having a conversation about you — this session will teach you how to implement strategies that will enhance your practice's credibility on digital platforms.
“Dentistry Here, There, Anywhere!”
9:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Scott Hodges, DDS, MS
This course will explore the challenges, experiences and rewards of providing dentistry in nontraditional dental office settings, both locally and internationally. Some of these challenges include funding, equipment logistics, patient education, treatment-planning, and providing high-quality care with 500 people standing in line! The experience of serving in local, statewide and international dental clinics will be discussed, as will the rewards of dentistry here, there, and anywhere.
“Introduction to Customizing Stock Abutments for Implant Restorations”
1 - 3 p.m.
Kevin Sloan, DDS, MS
New implant technology and procedures can be confusing and difficult to understand. But the use of stock abutments customized to meet the needs of individual cases is an underutilized procedure. This presentation is an introduction to selecting and modifying stock abutments. The dentist benefits from greater involvement with case design, lower costs and highly predictable outcomes. The presenter will show numerous cases using several abutment brands.
“Talking to Your Patients about Community Water Fluoridation”
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Susan Deming, RDH, RDA, BS
As dental professionals, we often forget that some people do NOT understand the role community water fluoridation plays in our efforts to improve oral health. In this session, the public health benefits of fluoridation will be reviewed and the status of fluoridation in Michigan will be highlighted. You’ll learn how to approach the subject and say the right words to patients who may have concerns regarding fluoride and fluoridation.
All of the registration fees collected will be donated to the MDA Foundation and earmarked for the June 2016 Mission of Mercy program.
Mark your calendars for this seminar and check back later for final registration information.
Registration deadline is Dec. 5, 2015. Questions may be directed to MDAA President-elect Lori Barnhart, CDA, RDA.