Start Off the Year Fresh with Continuing Education Courses

January 10, 2017

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A wide variety of continuing education courses from the Dugoni School of Dentistry are available to dental professionals.

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is taking registrations for its Winter and Spring 2017 Continuing Dental Education (CDE) classes. The course schedule offers dental professionals a variety of learning opportunities to jump-start a new year of professional growth and learning. All dues-paying members of the Alumni Association can save 15% off regular tuition and recent graduates (Classes of 2012-2016) receive a 20% discount for most CDE-sponsored programs. Alumni discounts do not apply to travel programs or specially discounted programs, and cannot be combined with other discounts. To obtain your special discount code, please email cedental@pacific.edu. A full list of courses can be viewed here >>

Stay Out of Jail: Avoid Coding Errors and Excel in Insurance Administration
Saturday, January 21, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuition: $275 Dentists; $185 Allied Dental Professionals
Credits: 6 CEU
Speaker: Charles Blair, DDS
Learn the top coding errors and how not to make them. The course will cover the new CDT - 2017 codes. You will also receive valuable information on some of the "hot" sections of the CDT code, which you can use to identify and fix coding problems that lurk in your practice.

Multirooted Endodontics Two-Day Workshop
Friday and Saturday, March 10-11, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Early Bird Tuition: $1,195 (for registrations received by Feb. 10); Regular Tuition: $1,305
Credits: 14 CEU
Speakers: Christine I. Peters, DMD; David C. Brown, BDS, MDS, MSD; Ove Peters, DMD, MS, PhD
Have you ever felt lost in a root canal? If so, this two-day program is right for you. This program combines updates about the latest techniques, instruments and clinical strategies in endodontic therapy. Lectures with relevant hands-on laboratory exercises ensure that participants take their endodontic skills to the next level. Theoretical information will be effectively communicated by well-recognized endodontic specialists

Control Pain Without Being Controlled: Wise Use of Narcotics
Saturday, March 25, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuition: $275 for Dentists; $185 for Allied Dental Professionals
Credits: 6 CEU
Speaker: Andrew Young, DDS, MSD
Dentists are professionally and legally obligated to control pain, yet narcotics can begin to involve worrisome forces, such as drug-seeking behavior and the DEA. Learn about the physiology and psychology of pain in dentistry and the mechanisms of narcotics and other treatments on pain.

International Bone Symposium in Implant Dentistry
Thursday - Saturday, March 30 - April 1, 2017
March 30: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm; March 31: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm; April 1: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Early Bird Tuition: $995 (for registrations received by Feb. 1); Regular Tuition: $1,195; Pacific Faculty and Staff: $725; Residents: $645
Credits: 16 CEU
Speakers: Len Tolstunov, DDS, DMS; Byung-Ho Choi, DDS, PhD; Joseph Choukroun, MD; Rolf Ewers, MD, DMD, PhD; Eric Hamrick, DMD; Ole T. Jensen, DDS, MS; Sascha A. Jovanovic, DDS, MS; Jay Malmquist, DMD; Ziv Mazor, DMD; Craig M. Misch, DDS, MDS; Patrick Palacci, DDS
This comprehensive symposium offers oral surgeons, periodontists, prosthodontists and general dental practitioners the unique opportunity to obtain an in-depth knowledge of cutting-edge surgical techniques for bone development in implant dentistry from the world's leading experts.

32nd Annual Charles A. Sweet, Sr. Pediatric Dentistry Memorial Lecture
Saturday, April 22, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuition: $365 for Dentists; $285 for Allied Dental Professionals
Credits: 6 CEU
Speaker: Dennis J. McTigue, DDS, MS
The 32nd Annual Charles A. Sweet, Sr. Pediatric Dentistry Memorial Lecture will feature Dr. Dennis J. McTigue presenting "Changing Concepts in Dental Traumatology." The lecture will provide a comprehensive overview of the scientific foundations for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of dental injuries.

Posterior Ceramics: Predictable and Efficient Techniques for Success
Saturday, April 29, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Early Bird Tuition: $495 (for registrations received by March 29); Regular Tuition: $545
Credits: 7 CEU
Speaker: Richard G. Stevenson III, DDS
This program will provide dentists with evidenced-based practical clinical techniques and protocols to provide predictable posterior bonded and cemented ceramic restorations. The course will focus on predictable and efficient techniques for clinical predictability and long-term success.

Dental Sleep Medicine Mini Residency
Friday May 19, 2017 - Saturday, September 16, 2017
Session I: May 19-20, 2017; Session II: July 21-22, 2017; Session III: September 15-16, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuition: $6,700
Credits: 60 CEU
Speakers: Jamison Spencer, DMD, MS; Cameron Kuehne, DMD, MS; Eugene T. Santucci, DDS, MA
This program is intended for dentists who desire to increase knowledge and skills in the screening, evaluation and management of patients with obstructive sleep apnea. During the three weekend sessions, participants will take part in lectures from world renowned physicians and dentists and participate in hands-on sessions.