Additional Continuing Education Providers

This page contains a list of continuing education providers and programs not affiliated with or endorsed by SCCDS. Links on this page may take you to providers’ websites or pages.

CBCT: An Essential Ally for the Dental Practice

Presented by the San Mateo County Dental Society

Friday, February 27 from 11 AM – 4 PM
SMCDS Headquarters: 525 Veterans Blvd., Ste 102, Redwood City CA, 94063

5 CE

Learning Objectives: 

  • Differences in diagnosis and treatment outcome with 2D vs. 3D Imaging
  • How to make the most of your new 20% 199A tax deductions3D imaging of root canal anatomy, TMJ disease, Airway Analysis and Single Implant Planning
  • Understand capabilities of various FOVs – which machine is right for you
  • 3-D appearance of anatomy and common pathology and Role of CBCT in implant dentistry

RSVP ASAP!  Space is limited to 26 spots!

Vijay Parashar, BDS, DDS, MDSc – Professor/Oral Radiologist – Dr. Parashar, a Diplomate of American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology received DDS from University of Detroit Mercy, MDSc and Certification in Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology from University of Connecticut. He received Howard R. Raper Award from Indiana University School of Dentistry and William H. Rollins Award for Research from AAOMR. He has served as Councilor for communication, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology; Chair, ADEA Oral Radiology section.  He is currently serving on the National Dental Board Test Construction Committee, and is American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) Site Visitor.

SMCDS Member Dentist $120.00
SMCDS Member Staff / Guest $120.00
SMCDS New Dentist (grad after 2010) $100.00
SMCDS New Dentist Staff / Guest $100.00
Non-Member Dentist $140.00
Non-Member Staff / Guest $140.00

A Hands-on Approach to Implants - Where to Start? How to Start?

Presented by the Northern California Academy of General Dentistry

Saturday February 29  from 8 AM – 5 PM
San Mateo Hilton Garden Inn : 2000 Bridgepointe Cir San Mateo, CA 94404

8 CE (Core)

This course is a 4-hour lecture followed by a 4-hour hands-on experience. In the morning, Dr. DiPonziano will discuss the details of implant placement, guided vs. free-hand, single vs. multiple implants, and what to look for. He will also discuss implant impression techniques: scan vs. impression materials. Forthemorecurious, the crestal approach to sinus lifts will be discussed. In the afternoon, you will get the chance to place implants into a synthetic jaw and experiment with a crestal sinus lift procedure. All supplies, implants and drills will be provided. 

This is a course to teach surgical implant placement for dentists at the beginning to intermediate levels in their implant journey. 

Registration Includes: 

  • Continental breakfast, AM break, lunch 
  • Networking with colleagues 
  • Exhibitor exposure and education 
  • Complimentary parking

For Questions about the course, please contact Terri Roldan by phone 415-532-6773 or email at exec@ncagd.com

Dr. John DiPonziano DDS, MAGD, MAAIP, DICOI has been performing the surgical placement and prosthetic restoration of dental implants since the mid-eighties. He is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, a Credentialed Member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Master of the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics. He served as President of the New Jersey Academy of General Dentistry in 2003 and Chaired the AGD Implantology Task Force, which formulated universal educational guidelines for implant training in 2009.

Special Promotion: 
When you sign up for all four courses together, you’ll pay:

AGD Members: $1500 (a $210 savings on early registration fee or a $330 savings on regular fees!)
Non-AGD Members: $2100 (a $180 savings on early registration fee or a $300 savings on regular fees!)

Regular Registration AGD member: $300
Regular Registration non-AGD member: $425

Sign up early and save! 

Soft Tissue Surgery and Suturing Techniques: A Hands-on Approach

Presented by the Northern California Academy of General Dentistry

Saturday April 26  from 8 AM – 5 PM
DoubleTree by Hilton : 835 Airport Blvd Burlingame, CA 94010

8 CE (Core)

This course contains a webinar prior to the lecture, as well as a hands-on portion in the second half of the course. Proper soft tissue esthetics and health are keys to success in dental treatment. Yet, many dentists lack the skills and knowledge to address common soft-tissue deficiencies and other problems. Dr. Simon will explore the most common soft tissue problems and the methods he uses to resolve them for a good esthetic outcome. He will explain in a step-by-step way soft tissue grafting methods, flap designs and the appropriate suturing technique. The hands-on exercise will include practicing incisions, flaps, tissue harvesting and suturing on specimens.
This course is designed to create clarity in surgery and allow dentists to achieve soft-tissue success for their patients.

Topics to be covered: Types of soft tissue recession and their treatment, Poor tissue quality and frenum pull and surgical solutions, the 4 main flap designs in soft tissue surgery, harvesting tissue from the palate (2 techniques), using soft tissue allografts, how to coronally advance tissue (for recession and bone grafting), sling sutures, continuous vs interrupted suturing techniques, the ideal suture materials for soft tissue surgery

Registration Includes: 

  • Continental breakfast, AM break, lunch 
  • Networking with colleagues 
  • Exhibitor exposure and education 
  • Complimentary parking

For Questions about the course, please contact Terri Roldan by phone 415-532-6773 or email at exec@ncagd.com

Dr. Ziv Simon is a periodontist practicing in Beverly Hills. He graduated Tel-Aviv University, and University of Toronto and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. He teaches surgery at the University of Southern California. Dr. Simon is the creator of SurgicalMaster®, a global education platform that teaches dentists how to excel in surgery and enjoy growth and fulfillment.

Special Promotion:
When you sign up for all four courses together, you’ll pay:

AGD Members: $1500 (a $210 savings on early registration fee or a $330 savings on regular fees!)
Non-AGD Members: $2100 (a $180 savings on early registration fee or a $300 savings on regular fees!)

Sign up early and save!
Regular Registration AGD member: $450
Regular Registration non-AGD member: $575

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