Continuing Education Opportunities

Dental Assisting is a fast-paced, dynamic field. Continuing Education courses, such as those listed here, help us stay up to date with the most advanced techniques and treatments for our patients. If you don’t see a course here that interests you, visit our Local Affiliates page and click on the map to learn more about our representatives in each part of Michigan. Many of our local affiliates offer educational opportunities.

Genesee District Dental Assistant Society
TITLE: GDDAS
WHERE: Holiday Inn Gateway Center, Flint, MI
WHEN: Saturday, February 2, 2019 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
CE’s: 6
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 18, 2019

SPEAKER 1 (8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 2 CE’s):
Lancette VanGuilder, RDH, BS

FIRST COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The Pain Epidemic of the 21st Century -Pain is now considered a global health issue and may affect each and every one of us in our lifetime in one way or another. With mounting evidence demonstrating the high prevalence of pain in today’s society, it is important to discuss the many facets of pain such as: awareness and education, assessment, treatment and mismanagement.

SPEAKER 2 (10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., 2 CE’s):
Lancette VanGuilder, RDH, BS

SECOND COURSE DESCRIPTION:
To Infinity and Beyond: Delivering Exceptional Care! – Attendees will discuss the 4 pillars of exceptional care, learn to evaluate strategies for the “perfect visit” , Investigate new technology, tools and trends in dentistry and learn how to Develop YOUR brand.

SPEAKER 3 (1:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., 2 CE’s):
Luan Jackson, MS, RN, CS

THIRD COURSE DESCRIPTION:
DENTAL OFFICE COHESIVENESS: Dealing With Difficult Patients and Team Members While Keeping Your Sanity and Your Job!

For more information or to register, please download our flyer here.

Minimally Invasive Pediatric Dentistry Techniques
WHERE: Delta College, Room S-105
WHEN: Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
CE’s: 2
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 9, 2019
SPEAKER: Dr. Jessica Bentoski, DDS, MS

For more information or to register, please download our flyer here.

MDAA Dental Assistants Society Seminar
TITLE: MDAA Winter Blues Buster Educational Program
WHERE: Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn
WHEN: Saturday, March 2, 2019
CE’s: 6
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 19, 2019

SPEAKER 1 (9 a.m. to Noon, 3 CEs):
Gary M. Berman, DDS, DABFO

FIRST COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Forensic Odontology – The Role of the Dentist, and Dental Auxiliaries in Forensic Dentistry from the Medical Examiner’s Office to a Mass Disaster Team

SPEAKER 2 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m., 3 CE’s):
Geoffrey E. Gerstner, DDS, MS, PhD

SECOND COURSE DESCRIPTION:
An Introduction to Oral Function and Dysfunction

For more information or to register, please download our flyer here.

Genesee District Dental Assistant’s Society
TITLE: Interesting Cases in Oral Surgery
WHERE: Holiday Inn Gateway Centre, Flint
WHEN: Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 5:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
CE’s: 2
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 6, 2019
SPEAKER: Dr. Julianna Hukill

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Dr. Julianna Hukill is a native of California and started her undergraduate education at California State Hayward and California State Stanislaus and completed her Dental School education at Iowa State University. She did her Oral Surgery Residence at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, completing it in 2001 and has been Nationally Board Certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery since 2001. She has worked in private practice for 17 years. Dr. Hukill is a member of ADA and MDA as well as the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Fellow of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Michigan Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Detroit Academy of Oral Surgeons and the Chalmers Lyons Oral Surgery Group.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Oral Pathology – A review of and treatment of jaw lesions
  • Facial Trauma – An anatomical overview, facial skeletal trauma classification, diagnosis of facial trauma, and the sequencing of facial trauma treatment.
  • Gunshot Wounds to the Face – Clinical considerations, treatment sequencing and approaches
  • Oral Nasal Fistula – Diagnosis, treatment options, surgery approaches and anatomical considerations.
  • Orthognathic Surgery – Diagnosis, surgical work-up and surgical options and approaches.
  • Modified Facial Bipartition

For more information or to register, please download our flyer here.

Orthodontics – More Than Just Straight Teeth
WHERE: Bayne’s Apple Farm
WHEN: Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
CE’s: 2
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 19, 2019
SPEAKER: Dr. Tracie Resler, DDS

For more information or to register, please download our flyer here.

Autism: Strategies for a More Comfortable Visit
WHERE: Delta College, Room S-105
WHEN: Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
CE’s: 2
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2019
SPEAKER: Amy Idzior

For more information or to register, please download our flyer here.