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The Michigan Dental Association is a nationally approved continuing education provider through the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP). The current term of approval extends from Nov. 1, 2019 through Dec. 31, 2023. The Michigan Board of Dentistry recognizes ADA CERP providers and will accept Michigan Dental Association credits toward license renewal.

 

29

Wednesday

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This course will explore the importance and benefits of great communication within a dental practice.

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29

Wednesday

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This session is appropriate for all members who desire to improve their knowledge of proper debate and decorum as well as meeting organizational skills. There will be no fee for this continuing education credit session.

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29

Wednesday

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

All Annual Session attendees are invited to have dinner and drinks while learning how together we can help our local communities to be happier, healthier and more productive.

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30

Thursday

12:00 AM -

For a nominal extra charge, attendees get exclusive access to the following awesome perks including a VIP lounge, reserved seating, speaker meet-ups, and more!

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30

Thursday

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Join us Thursday, April 30, 7:30 — 8:30 a.m. for a member dentists only exclusive time in the Exhibit Hall. It’s FREE! Breakfast included.

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30

Thursday

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

This seminar will provide the latest claim information statistics to help mitigate risk and real life experience of your colleagues who have encountered risk exposures.

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30

Thursday

8:30 AM - 10:15 AM

The first meeting of the MDA House of Delegates will be held Thursday, April 30 from 8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. (end time approximate) in Ballrooms C/D of DeVos Place.

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30

Thursday

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

This course will follow a case study of a dentist in the early years of practice facing these decisions and will provide the attendees with insights as to how to prudently approach various career and life events.

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30

Thursday

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Learn the key information you need to know about HIPAA and the most prevalent reasons for initiating HIPAA investigations today (especially email).

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30

Thursday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This uplifting, fun presentation is loaded with pearls focusing on new technologies, fabulous brand-new products to use (and a few NOT to use), and ways to compete with the new corporate office down the block.

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30

Thursday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Learn what autism is, how it impacts the patient, the family, and your role as a health care provider autism care specialist.

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30

Thursday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This exciting and interactive course emphasizes the interdisciplinary team approach to ultimate patient care.

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30

Thursday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This course is designed to provide doctors and their management teams a plan to develop a “practice dashboard,” so that they can track their progress towards their practice goals at any point in time.

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30

Thursday

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This emergency planning and response offering is designed specifically for today’s dental office.

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30

Thursday

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This course will help you unleash your intuitive abilities, birth great ideas into scientific innovation, and change the course of their lives by attracting lucrative success.

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30

Thursday

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us in an intimate setting where dentists will have the opportunity to discuss the various aspects of starting or acquiring their first practice or growing your existing practice.

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30

Thursday

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This course will be a case study following a dentist through the middle part of practice and will provide attendees valuable tips on making the most of their years as a practice owner.

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30

Thursday

10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

The MDA will hold a Candidate Forum in Ballrooms C/D of the DeVos Place for any contested elections for the MDA president-elect, MDA secretary/treasurer, MDA editor, MDA trustee, MDA speaker of the House, and 9th District trustee. The forum will be held following the first meeting of the House of Delegates at approximately 10:20 a.m.

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30

Thursday

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM

The MDA will hold a Presentation of ADA Delegation Candidates following the Candidate Forum in Ballrooms C/D of the DeVos Place at approximately 11:20 a.m.

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30

Thursday

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

This course will be following a dentist through their final years of practice ownership and will discuss topics such as determining a retirement timeline and evaluating exit strategies.

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30

Thursday

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

There will be one reference committee hearing that will be held on Thursday, April 30 in Ballrooms C/D of the DeVos Place from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. (end time approximate).

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30

Thursday

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This fun presentation provides concrete tips to make each dental day a better one via new techniques, great new products, and streamlined techniques to create beautiful, functionally sound cosmetic dentistry.

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30

Thursday

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This lecture is intended to inform dentists and unlicensed dental assistants about the pathways available to obtain an RDA license while maintaining employment.

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30

Thursday

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

In this course participants will be able to put their newfound knowledge to work performing faster and easier endodontics that creates more satisfied patients and a better bottom line for their practice.

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30

Thursday

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This course is designed for the front desk professional to equip you to communicate more effectively with your patients.

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30

Thursday

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn what autism is, how it impacts the patient, the family, and your role as a health care provider autism care specialist.

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30

Thursday

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This exciting and interactive course emphasizes the interdisciplinary team approach to ultimate patient care.

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30

Thursday

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This program will help you protect yourself and your family against the common, potentially critical, mistakes of underestimating the complexities of Medicare.

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30

Thursday

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

This emergency planning and response offering is designed specifically for today’s dental office.

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30

Thursday

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This course presents all practitioners with opioid best practices for the sake of optimal pain care for their patients.

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30

Thursday

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This seminar discusses the unique exposures dental practices face, including insurance manipulation, credit card processing schemes, and A/R games.

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30

Thursday

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Keynote Address

Discover your life purpose by making six important decisions daily using Olympia LePoint’s “Science of Attraction” principles based on science laws, the power of faith, and decision-making skills found in psychology.

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30

Thursday

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

The MDA will hold an Opening Reception right in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday, April 30, from 4:30 until 6 p.m.

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30

Thursday

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

You are invited to join us on the JDek Patio of the JW Marriott Hotel as we celebrate 75 years of improved dental health through community water fluoridation.

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30

Thursday

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The joint American/International College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard dinner will be held Thursday, April 30 at the JW Marriott Hotel.

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1

Friday

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

The American College of Dentists Breakfast will be held in the Vandenburg B Room of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel beginning at 7 a.m.

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1

Friday

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

The International College of Dentists breakfast will be held at 7 a.m. in the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.

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1

Friday

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

This course is designed to aid in understanding the critical nature that scheduling plays in the overall mental and economic health of today’s dental practices.

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1

Friday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This is an exciting and fast-paced motivational seminar in state-of-the-art endodontics, science, and practice.

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1

Friday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This course will describe why pregnancy provides a unique opportunity to provide oral health interventions for women and their infant, explain evidence-based practice on protocols on the standard of care for pregnant women, and identify the impact of maternal oral health on family oral disease.

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1

Friday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This course will educate all members of the health care team with the evidence of safety and benefit for the most commonly used dietary supplements to enhance patient outcomes and reduce risk of adverse events associated with dental procedures.

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1

Friday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Discover how techniques and products come together to create systems that will produce a consistent outcome with every procedure.

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1

Friday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The Eagle Associates HIPAA seminar will provide guidance for health care professionals regarding current issues relating to HIPAA compliance.

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1

Friday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This program examines the deadly synergistic exacerbation between cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death and disability for men and women in North America, and the contributing role oral disease plays in patients with CVD.

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1

Friday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This course will examine new tests and devices that have the ability to enhance our skills to communicate with patients and staff of the importance of the oral cancer screening process.

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1

Friday

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

This course will focus on a systematic approach to treatment planning following a step-by-step approach to manage patients with complex problems, plus address the etiologies of wear, focusing specifically on the multiple and different presentations of erosion and attrition, and how to differentiate the risk factors and prognosis for treating each.

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1

Friday

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

This program will address the CDT Code; its nomenclatures and descriptors; the need to code for what you do; how to properly report care to third party payers; new codes for 2020 and how you can help shape the CODE to address gaps you have found.

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1

Friday

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This course — by invitation only for Peer Review/Dental Care and Ethics Committee members — features a review of committee processes, discussion of challenging cases, and group interaction.

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1

Friday

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This course will share new technology to keep up with daily office information and review the effectiveness of your billing statement.

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1

Friday

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This course will answer all your questions about the hottest HR issues in the dental profession today.

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1

Friday

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This course will present a model of anticipatory care guidance that is valuable for general dentists and dental auxiliaries because its emphasis is preventive rather than restorative care.

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1

Friday

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This course will explore how macronutrients, micronutrients, glycemic index/load, dietary patterns, and sugar substitutes impact oral health, periodontal disease, and overall health.

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1

Friday

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This course will show how techniques and products come together to create systems that will produce a consistent outcome with every procedure.

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1

Friday

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Eagle Associates OSHA seminar will provide guidance for health care professionals regarding current issues relating to OSHA compliance.

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1

Friday

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This course will provide an up-to-date review of basic epidemiology and pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, and accepted medical therapy for the condition and specific dental management recommendations, review drug interactions, and examine neurologic, behavioral, and psychiatric disorders, including drug and alcohol abuse.

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1

Friday

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This course will discuss examples of communicating with your patients on the new delivery systems as well as changes in product selection with your employer and patients/clients.

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1

Friday

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This course will show how to correctly distinguish between varying oral presentations of white and pigmented patches, ulcers, blisters, lumps, and bumps encountered in clinical practice.

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1

Friday

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

This course will explore the specific causes of poor air quality and how they affect the productivity in the dental office environment.

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1

Friday

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy drinks and mingle with colleagues in the Barrel Stave Loft at New Holland Brewing’s Grand Rapids Brew Pub.

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1

Friday

6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Join your friends and colleagues a hotel ballroom transformed into a casual, relaxed warehouse setting featuring fun activities (including fowling) that anyone can enjoy, all in celebration of MDA President Dr. Margaret Gingrich.

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2

Saturday

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Regional caucuses will be held Saturday, May 2 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. Check the Annual Session Official Program for exact times and locations.

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2

Saturday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

In this course video case scenarios will be used to present and stimulate discussion about common and sometimes invisible ethical issues in the care of dental patients.

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2

Saturday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This course will help you understand the differences between active therapy and maintenance while helping you realize the importance to treat periodontal disease properly.

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2

Saturday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This course will discuss how 3D imaging can enhance your diagnostic and clinical endodontics skills.

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2

Saturday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This course will show how to correctly distinguish between varying oral presentations of white and pigmented patches, ulcers, blisters, lumps, and bumps encountered in clinical practice.

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2

Saturday

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

This course presents all practitioners with opioid best practices for the sake of optimal pain care for their patients.

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2

Saturday

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

This course will help dental professionals understand the difference in vaping patterns between younger and older adults, know the chemicals contained in e-liquids and aerosols, become familiar with current knowledge about systemic and oral health effects of vaping, and more.

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2

Saturday

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This emergency planning and response offering is designed specifically for today’s dental office.

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2

Saturday

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This seminar will present the latest scientific evidence on the effects of cannabis on oral health.

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2

Saturday

1:00 PM -

The second meeting will be held Saturday, May 2, at 1 p.m. in Ballrooms C/D of DeVos Place and will continue until business is completed.

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2

Saturday

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This course will help teach you how to build a practice that is independent of dental insurance and show you the data to motivate you becoming insurance independent.

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2

Saturday

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This course walks through each step of root canal therapy, with each building on the success of the previous phase.

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2

Saturday

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This emergency planning and response offering is designed specifically for today’s dental office.

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2

Saturday

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

This seminar will present the latest scientific evidence on the effects or cannabis on oral health.

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2

Saturday

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This course will help you understand the difference in vaping patterns between younger and older adults, know the chemicals contained in e-liquids and aerosols, become familiar with current knowledge about systemic and oral health effects of vaping, and more.

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