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, March 14, 2014 - West Michigan District Dental Society
Hot Topics in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry
Speaker: David Hornbrook, DDS
Where: Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids
CE Credits: 7
Contact: Elaine Fleming at 616-234-5605
This seminar explores the options for aesthetic, metal-free dentistry for our patients in applications including smile design, posterior restorative, bridge applications, and full mouth rehabilitation. Discussion will include updates of dentinal adhesion, ideal cementation of the new materials using the new resin cements, and addressing the role function plays in our decision
making. This truly is the “Platinum Age” of dentistry and the potential for what we can offer to our patients, both aesthetically and functionally, is more exciting and rewarding than ever before.
About the speaker: Dr. David Hornbrook, a gifted clinician and product researcher turned mentor, guides meeting participants to the realization that they, too, possess the ability to practice aesthetic dentistry at the very highest level.
Friday, March 14, 2014 - Macomb District Dental Society
Spring Half-Day Seminar
Speakers: Craig Start, MBA; Neil Matthews, DDS; and Matthew Healy, DDS, MS
Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Where: Andiamo's Restaurant, Warren
CE Credits: 3
Contact: Dr. Chris Gorecki or Dr. Aaron Pokorny by calling 586-751-7777.
Speakers will include MDA Insurance President Craig Start, MBA, presenting a "Health Reform Update"; Neil Matthews DDS, MS, presenting a “Prosthodontics Update”; and Matthew Healy, DDS MS, presenting an “Endodontics Update.” Three continuing education credits will be provided for the half-day seminar.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - Detroit District Dental Society
Speakers: MDA President Norm Palm, DDS, MS; Doug Sligting, president/CEO, Dental Branding
Time: 7 - 9 p.m. (heavy hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m.)
Where: Burton Manor, Livonia
Cost: $30/DDDS Member Dentists and Staff (per person)
CE Credits: 2
Contact: Phone 313-337-4900
Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
The first speaker, MDA President Dr. Norm Palm, will speak about what is going on with all the changes to the Michigan Dental Association, including changes to the method of selecting MDA trustees for the future.
The second presenter is Doug Sligting, president and CEO of Dental Branding. With more than 20 years of brand and marketing experience — the past eight focused exclusively on practice marketing — he is uniquely qualified and possesses a rare understanding of how to market your practice in today’s dental industry.
Sligting's presentation will cover marketing in today’s quickly changing dental world. Corporate dentistry, insurance encroachment, and a shifting economy have all created an environment that requires a more sophisticated approach to dental marketing especially for the single practitioner. This Dental Branding seminar is intended to help you understand how to market your practice to compete and succeed in the current and ever changing environment, including:
- helping dentists see that there is a better way to market their practice;
- helping dentists approach marketing their practice in a comprehensive, principle driven and proven approach;
- helping dentists compete and grow their practice in today’s dental environment through a strategic and planned approach;
- offering real solutions that help them understand how to control perceptions correctly to control the quality and quantity of their patient base;
- defining the correct tools to help them accomplish their growth goals;
- defining realistic budgets based on their growth needs; and
- tracking results correctly to improve planning and decision making—the end result is predictable, sustainable growth.
Register online using the link above, or download a registration form and return it by mail.
Friday, June 6 - Northern Thumb District Dental Society
Northern Thumb District Dental Society Golf Outing
Speaker: Christopher Beck, DDS
Where: Ubly Heights Golf Course, Ubly, Mich. (Click for map)
CE Credits: 1
Contact: Dr. Scott Behnan
NOTE:This course covers Michigan’s one-hour pain management requirement.
Friday, June 13 — Saturday, June 14, 2014 - Copper Country District Dental Society
U.P. Dental Meeting
Speaker: James Braun, DDS, MS
Where: Copper Harbor
CE Credits: 6
Contact: Dr. Robert Richards at 906-482-8527
He will be speaking about composite restorations and all ceramic restorations.