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The 2019 MDA Annual Session will be held May 1-4 at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit.

 

 

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CE Credits

One hour of course attendance equals one CE credit.

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 November 2015 through December 2019. The Michigan Board of Dentistry recognizes ADA CERP providers and will accept Michigan Dental Association credits toward license renewal.


1

Wednesday

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

COURSE #1

This fun, interactive course will give participants the ability to increase their memory by developing strategies for improving and maximizing their brainpower.

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1

Wednesday

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

COURSE #2

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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1

Wednesday

6:30 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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2

Thursday

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

COURSE #3

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

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2

Thursday

8:30 AM - 10:15 AM

The first meeting of the MDA House of Delegates will take place Thursday, May 2 at 8:30 a.m. in Ballroom A, Cobo Center.

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2

Thursday

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

COURSE #4

Enhance the quality of care for patients through an emphasis on the systemic effects of periodontal disease while dramatically altering the practice’s financial performance.

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2

Thursday

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

COURSE #5

This lecture will cover an overview of the latest high tech products being integrated in today’s practices.

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2

Thursday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

COURSE #6

This program will provide participants with an overview of local anesthetic agents commonly used in dental practice.

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2

Thursday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

COURSE #7

This course is designed to provide informational “gold” on dental topics essential to seeing long-term success and financial growth.

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2

Thursday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

COURSE #8

The course will discuss the prevention, preparation, recognition, and management of medical emergencies.

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2

Thursday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

COURSE #9

This program will give practices tools that will help them to find the best team members — and more importantly, keep them so that the practice builds a team that builds a successful practice.

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2

Thursday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

COURSE #10

This program is designed for the doctor and hygienist team, taking traditional concepts in cariology and periodontics and making them current, modern and extremely relevant.

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2

Thursday

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

COURSE #11

This course will present some novel ideas, cases, possible live evaluations, and self-treatment strategies specifically tailored to those in the dental field dealing with disability in the neck, shoulder, mid-, and lower back.

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2

Thursday

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

COURSE #12

This course will conduct an interactive look at the various styles of leadership and discuss the methods that have been discovered to be most effective.

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2

Thursday

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

COURSE #13

This two-hour lecture is intended to inform unlicensed dental assistants about the pathways available to obtain their RDA license while maintaining employment.

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2

Thursday

10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

The MDA will hold a Candidate Forum on Thursday, May 2 in Ballroom A of Cobo Center for any contested elections for MDA president-elect, MDA secretary/treasurer, MDA editor, MDA trustee, and MDA speaker of the House. The forum will be held following the first meeting of the House of Delegates at approximately 10:20 a.m.

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2

Thursday

11:20 AM - 11:45 AM

The MDA will hold a Presentation of ADA Delegation Candidates following the Candidate Forum on Thursday, May 2 in Ballroom A, Cobo Center at approximately 11:20 a.m.

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2

Thursday

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

There will be one reference committee hearing, to be held on Thursday, May 2 in Ballroom A, Cobo Center, from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. (times approximate).

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2

Thursday

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

COURSE #14

This course will present a step-by-step process for creating an independent dental practice and the top 10 skills needed to thrive in a practice that does not contract with any dental insurance companies, yet accepts almost all insurance types.

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2

Thursday

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

COURSE #15

This program will provide participants with an overview of the most common substances of abuse, along with their potential contraindications to dental therapy and the resulting necessity, if any, for dosage modifications of commonly used dental drugs.

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2

Thursday

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

COURSE #16

This dental assisting continuing education course is designed to teach dental assistants the skills necessary to better support their dentist.

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2

Thursday

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

COURSE #17

This course will describe the indications and contraindications for performing or referring a patient for apical surgery.

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2

Thursday

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

COURSE #18

This program will review ways in which the scheduler plays a pivotal role in the success of the dental practice.

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2

Thursday

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

COURSE #19

This program will review some key concepts related to the overall pain experience in order to create the most beneficial experience for patients and their overall quality of life.

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2

Thursday

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

COURSE #20

This two-hour lecture (one CE credit available) is intended to inform unlicensed dental assistants about the pathways available to obtain their RDA license while maintaining employment.

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2

Thursday

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

COURSE #21

Minimally invasive dentistry is not just about small, beautiful fillings. This program will cover MID as it relates to all aspects of dentistry.

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2

Thursday

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

KEYNOTE

COURSE #22

The message will center around some of the key elements that were critical to reaching a championship level in sports and how those same aspects are equally as important in pursuing excellence in other areas of your life.

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2

Thursday

4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The fun starts in the exhibit hall at 4:30 p.m., with light food bites, cash bar, and live entertainment in the Atrium starting at 5:30 p.m. with The Killer Flamingos, a popular cover band, local to Detroit.

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2

Thursday

6:30 PM -

The joint American/International College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard dinner will be held Thursday, May 2 at Cliff Bell’s Jazz Club, 2030 Park Ave., Detroit.

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3

Friday

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

The American College of Dentists Breakfast will be held at 7 a.m. in Cobo Center. Room location will be printed in the Annual Session Official Program.

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3

Friday

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

The International College of Dentists Breakfast will be held at 7 a.m. in Cobo Center. Room location will be printed in the Annual Session Official Program.

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3

Friday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

COURSE #23

This course will highlight new technologies that will make your clinical examinations motivating and informative.

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3

Friday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

COURSE #24

This course will help dental care providers become skilled in the steps necessary to make a dental home for children between eruption of the first tooth and no later than 12 months of age.

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3

Friday

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

COURSE #25

This high energy, interactive course focuses on real-world, easy to implement training for every team member, from the receptionist to the office manager.

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3

Friday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

COURSE #26

This course will uncover the unique risks associated with widespread cultural and social oral habits that can cause oral diseases and cancer.

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3

Friday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

COURSE #27

This program explores the forces that threaten our success and what options we have to address them.

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3

Friday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

COURSE #28

This program will stress the concept of comprehensive dentistry and show how to predictably treat, plan, and provide dentistry, ranging from porcelain veneers to complex full-mouth reconstructions.

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3

Friday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

COURSE #29

This course will present a brief overview of dental ethics and principles of bioethics in a discussion-based format with live polling.

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3

Friday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

COURSE #30

This course will describe evidence-based oral health care practice guidelines for pregnant patients and identify strategies to improve their oral health management.

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3

Friday

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

COURSE #31 | SOLD OUT!

This interactive panel discussion, moderated by the MDA marketing team, will dive into how social platforms are evolving and how dental practices can create engaging experiences that drive value.

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3

Friday

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

COURSE #32

This module will follow a case study of a dentist in the early years of the career 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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3

Friday

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

COURSE #33

Uncover the secret of PPO plans that prevent your practice from collecting 24 to 43 percent more in claim reimbursements.

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3

Friday

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

COURSE #34 | SOLD OUT!

Join this workshop, where you will hear strategies that can get your business on the first page of search results.

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3

Friday

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

COURSE #35

The New Dentist Track offers a morning and afternoon course tailored especially for dentists in their first 10 years in practice.

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3

Friday

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

COURSE #36

This module will be a case study following a dentist through the middle part of his or her career, and will provide attendees valuable tips on making the most of their years as a practice owner.

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3

Friday

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

COURSE #37 | SOLD OUT!

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

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3

Friday

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

COURSE #38 | SOLD OUT!

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

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3

Friday

12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

COURSE #39

This course will go over the MDA peer review guidelines and processes. Each committee will discuss a few of the most challenging cases brought before the state committees. (Peer Review/Dental Care and Ethics Committee Members Only)

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3

Friday

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

COURSE #40 | SOLD OUT!

This course will discuss the benefit of establishing and abiding by a written billing procedure.

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3

Friday

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

COURSE #41 | SOLD OUT!

This interactive course will guide you step-by-step through HIPAA rules and regulations, while answering questions along the way.

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3

Friday

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

COURSE #42

Learn how to capitalize on each other’s skills to improve the productivity of your practice and the quality of the service your team provides.

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3

Friday

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

COURSE #43

Uncover the secret of PPO plans that prevent your practice from collecting 24 to 43 percent more in claim reimbursements.

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3

Friday

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

COURSE #44

This course will discuss the many aspects of success with the child patient, including management tools, dealing with parents, local anesthesia skills, plus the astonishing satisfaction that grows out of the relationship that is developed with the child patient.

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3

Friday

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

COURSE #45

This course challenges and motivates oral health professionals, through scientific research of the latest leading-edge technologies, to be knowledgeable and sophisticated leaders in improving patient health.

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3

Friday

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

COURSE #46

This course will explore and discuss the application of communication, treatment planning and occlusion in everyday dentistry and beyond.

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3

Friday

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

COURSE #47

This course will help dental professionals further develop their education and knowledge to identify trafficked individuals who they may be seeing day-to-day and to create a standard reporting process to reduce the number of victims who currently fall through the cracks.

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3

Friday

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

COURSE #48

This course will help you build an all-star team both on and off the court.

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3

Friday

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

COURSE #49

This course will help dental team members overcome barriers to financial success in their personal lives.

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3

Friday

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

COURSE #50

This course is designed to be an intimate setting where dentists will have the opportunity to discuss the various aspects of starting or acquiring their first practice with an emphasis on growth and expansion.

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3

Friday

4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

COURSE #51

Explore the variety of Punch Bowl Social's games and enjoy good food, drink, and the company of your friends and colleagues.

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3

Friday

6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

COURSE #52

Join your friends and colleagues for a night of dueling pianos, singing, and fun at the beautiful and historic Garden Theater in celebration of MDA President Dr. Debra Peters.

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4

Saturday

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

The Pierre Fauchard Breakfast will take place Saturday, May 4 at 7 a.m. at Cobo Center. Check the MDA Annual Session Official Program for room location.

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4

Saturday

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Regional caucuses will take place Saturday, May 4, Cobo Center. Check the Annual Session Official Program for exact times and locations.

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4

Saturday

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

COURSE #53

This course provides an in-depth review of imaging for implants, including image manipulation to produce clinically correct cross sections, radiographic anatomy of relevant parts of the head and neck, as well as systematic review of a Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) volume.

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4

Saturday

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

COURSE #54

The morning lecture covers recent improvements in metallurgy, enhanced designs, and innovative rotary file motions, while the afternoon hands-on workshop will introduce the "Blend Technique."

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4

Saturday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

COURSE #55

This program digs deep into new ways of looking at how others are driven to do their personal best and you will walk away with new ideas and proven strategies to keep your talented team engaged.

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4

Saturday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

COURSE #56

This session will cover various disease conditions that plague the entire dental population, and identify several at-risk populations.

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4

Saturday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

COURSE #57

This course covers infection control, the fundamentals of the chain of infection, bloodborne pathogens, and OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.

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4

Saturday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

COURSE #58

This course presents a variety of procedures that CEREC can enable you to do on a daily basis, as well as give some insight as to where the technology is going in the future.

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4

Saturday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

COURSE #59

This course will help dental professionals further develop their education and knowledge to identify trafficked individuals who they may be seeing day-to-day, and to create a standard reporting process to reduce the number of victims who currently fall through the cracks.

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4

Saturday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

COURSE #60

This course explores the best methods in which to increase the volume of patients using social media platforms.

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4

Saturday

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

COURSE #61

This course presents practitioners with opioid best practices for providing optimal pain care for their patients.

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4

Saturday

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

COURSE #62

This course is specifically designed to help dental team members gain a basic knowledge of tooth anatomy, dental procedures, and dental terminology.

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4

Saturday

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

COURSE #63

This emergency planning and response offering is designed specifically for today’s dental office and meets the requirements for Basic Life Support renewal for two years from the American Heart Association.

 

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4

Saturday

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

COURSE #64

This course presents practitioners with opioid best practices for providing optimal pain care for their patients.

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4

Saturday

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The second meeting of the MDA House of Delegates will take place Saturday, May 4 in Ballroom A of Cobo Center at 1 p.m. until business is completed.

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4

Saturday

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

COURSE #65

This course will teach you how to resolve conflict through safe conversations, gain respect, earn trust, foster cohesion, and increase productivity.

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4

Saturday

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

COURSE #66

This fast-paced, informative session will introduce several new materials in the arena of indirect restorative dentistry.

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4

Saturday

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

COURSE #67

This course covers infection control, the fundamentals of the chain of infection, bloodborne pathogens, and OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.

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4

Saturday

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

COURSE #68

This course will help attendees identify the characteristics that help create beautiful anterior restorations.

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4

Saturday

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

COURSE #69

This course explores how Dr. Yum as a CEO and founder of two pediatric dental offices, and a mother of two children, finds time to balance her work and personal life, and the challenges that come with it.

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4

Saturday

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

COURSE #70

This course will introduce a guided prosthetics delivery system that utilizes the latest digital technology to provide dentists with 3D-printed prep guides and the final, ready-to-seat restorations at the same time.

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4

Saturday

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

COURSE #71

This emergency planning and response offering is designed specifically for today’s dental office and meets the requirements for Basic Life Support renewal for two years from the American Heart Association.

 

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