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


NOTICE: The early registration period has now ended. When you register, all course prices will reflect a $10 increase over the price displayed with each course description. Courses 28 and 32 are still free to attend.


25

Wednesday

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Course #1

Andre Shirdan

Create a Disney inspired customer service driven experience in your practice.

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25

Wednesday

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Course #2

Todd Christy, DDS

This session is appropriate for anyone who desires to improve their knowledge of proper debate and decorum as well as meeting organizational skills.

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25

Wednesday

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The MDA Foundation welcomes all Annual Session attendees to connect with its mission through this enjoyable and interactive reception of discovery.

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26

Thursday

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Course #3

Lynda Farnen, JD and Nancy Pistilli-Hurst, Esq.

The PPP Dental Professional Liability Risk Management Seminar is designed for dentists and staff members who wish to enhance patient care and reduce the risk of a malpractice claim.

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26

Thursday

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

HOT TOPIC!
Course #4

Shelly Jones, DDS and Amanda Alward, RN, BSN

Learn how the Michigan Dental Registry dental referral management application increases communication and transparency between medical, dental, and social service communities to create better coordination of patient treatment, and increasing early prevention among young patients.

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26

Thursday

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The first meeting of the House of Delegates will be held in Hall C of the Lansing Center beginning at 8:30 a.m.

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26

Thursday

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Course #5

Lois Banta

This course will teach you how to design systems for collecting from patients without being perceived as the “bad guy.”

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26

Thursday

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Course #6

Marty Zase, DMD

This course is designed to help dentists who want to include more cosmetic dentistry procedures in their practice.

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26

Thursday

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Course #7

Marie Fluent, DDS

This lecture describes how antibiotic resistance occurs and discusses the crucial need for a proper antibiotic stewardship program in dentistry.

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26

Thursday

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Course #8

Natalie Wong, DDS

This course presents the potential impact of digital imaging and impression making on precision and accuracy in the field of implant dentistry.

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26

Thursday

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Course #9

Bernice Ko, DDS

This is a morning lecture with a hands-on afternoon workshop designed for general dentists and endodontists interested in gaining expertise and confidence with completing the highest quality endodontic treatments on both vital and necrotic teeth.

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26

Thursday

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Course #10

Samantha Meltzer-Wendell, RDH, MDH

Unlock the psychology of dentistry, enhance your communication skills, and learn how to effectively recommend esthetic treatment, specific to whitening, for successful clinical outcomes.

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26

Thursday

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Course #11

Jennifer Cosey

This presentation provides a review of requirements for each OSHA/HIPAA plan required for dental practices.

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26

Thursday

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Course #12

Noah Bradley, Carr Healthcare Realty

This course is designed to help dentists understand ways to have the highest impact on their office space expense through properly managed lease and purchase negotiations.

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26

Thursday

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Hear what the candidates running for contested leadership positions within the MDA have to say at the Candidate Forum, located in Hall C. It's open to everyone.

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26

Thursday

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The presentation of ADA Delegation candidates will be held immediately following the MDA Candidate Forum in Hall C of the Lansing Center.

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26

Thursday

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Hear a review of the resolutions up for consideration by the House of Delegates in Hall C of the Lansing Center.

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26

Thursday

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

HOT TOPIC!
Course #13

Amber Daniels and Kimberly Gaedeke

This session will highlight the improvements made to the Michigan Automated Prescription System.

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26

Thursday

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Course #14

Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch, DDS, PhD

Dental professionals are in the unique position to reduce these diagnostic delays of identifying the pemphigus and pemphigoid autoimmune diseases. Learn how to render an early diagnosis for your patients.

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26

Thursday

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Course #15

Samantha Meltzer-Wendell, RDH, MDH

This course identifies and addresses many of the platforms that influence the Gen Z's venturous decisions, while teaching dental professionals how to recognize their high risk behaviors to initiate dialogue that may impact a teen for a lifetime.

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26

Thursday

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Course #16

Lois Banta

This seminar is designed to identify strategies and systems to keep your finger in on the pulse of the practice and address day to day concerns before they become major issues.

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26

Thursday

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Course #17

Natalie Wong DDS

This program will address current concepts, research, and advances in digital treatment planning, digitally guided surgery and immediate CAD/CAM restorations.

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26

Thursday

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Course #18

Chris Smiley, DDS

This course will provide a review of the dental benefit landscape with topics on CMS compliance, new CDT codes for 2018, and more.

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26

Thursday

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Course #19

Lisa Knowles, DDS

This course will walk you through the myths and facts around human trafficking so that you will be a competent, healthcare professional ready to report suspicious behaviors.

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27

Friday

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Enjoy breakfast with your peers of the American College of Dentists.

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27

Friday

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Enjoy breakfast with your peers of the International College of Dentists.

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26

Thursday

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

HOT TOPIC!

Course #20

Doug Sellan and Jeff Cormel, Bank of America Practice Solutions

This seminar has been designed to address concerns of both new doctors looking to start a practice from scratch or purchase an existing practice and established doctors looking to sell an existing practice.

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26

Thursday

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Course #21

Lisa Knowles, DDS

This course will walk you through the myths and facts around human trafficking so that you will be a competent, healthcare professional ready to report suspicious behaviors.

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26

Thursday

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Everyone is invited! Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres along with a cash bar while touring the MDA Exhibit Hall featuring nearly 200 exhibitors.

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26

Thursday

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Meet up for a special reception with fellow alumni of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry.

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26

Thursday

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The joint American/International College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard dinner takes place Thursday, April 26.

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27

Friday

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

HOT TOPIC
Course #22

Mike Sula, Officite

This course will unlock the seven common ways modern patients find your practice, decide if you’re right for them, and make that first appointment.

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27

Friday

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Course #23

Nanette Elster, JD, MPH

This course will provide a brief history of ethics in dentistry and include a review the Code of Ethics and applying it to various real-world situations.

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26

Thursday

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Event #56

Relax after a day of continuing education courses with a free concert with local '80s band Star Farm.

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27

Friday

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Course #24 — SOLD OUT!

Kevin Henry, MA

This course is designed to ignite your team, turn conflict into cooperation, and realize your full practice potential!

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27

Friday

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Course #25

Lauren Levi, DMD

This lecture will not only review the signs, symptoms and risk factors of oral cancer, but it will also provide the clinician with the armamentarium to perform a comprehensive head and neck examination.

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27

Friday

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Course #26

Lou Graham, DDS

Whether you are in a solo practice or a group practice, this course will dive deep into the essentials of a successful dental business.

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27

Friday

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Course #27 — SOLD OUT!

Brian Harris, DDS

This course will discuss all aspects of restorative dentistry from bonding and cementation to bulk fill composites and ceramic restorations.

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27

Friday

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Course #28

Marko Vujicic, PhD

Learn about the trends in dentistry and where the profession's future lies in a one-hour lecture, followed by a one-hour Town Hall meeting addressing key issues in organized dentistry.

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27

Friday

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Course #29

Don Teater, MD, MPH

This course is designed to give attendees a better understanding of pain, opioids, and the effective treatments of pain that maximize pain relief while reducing the risk of drug abuse and addiction.

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27

Friday

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Course #30

Jodi Schafer, SPHR and Brandy Ryan, PHR, SHRM-CP (a.m.)
Kyle Hogg, DDS (p.m.)

This full-day seminar will feature a morning course on handling the human resources area of practice ownership, while the afternoon course will make the restoration of single and multiple missing teeth with dental implants a predictable, profitable, and fun aspect of your clinical practice.

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27

Friday

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

HOT TOPIC
Course #31

Joe Gates, with Beazley Group

This two-hour session will show how you may be at risk of exposing Personally Identifiable Information and Protected Health Information and what you can do to protect yourself.

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27

Friday

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Table clinics are a quick and easy way to earn continuing education credit.

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27

Friday

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Course #32

Phil Gwoke

This year's Keynote Address will give you the tools to convert generational diversity from an obstacle into an opportunity.

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27

Friday

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Meet up for lunch with fellow alumni of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

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27

Friday

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Course #33 — SOLD OUT!

Joan Lewis, DDS, MSD and Lisa Knowles, DDS

This program helps attendees understand what addiction is and how it could happen to anyone — even dentists — and illustrates how addiction can affect the entire dental team.

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27

Friday

12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Course #34

(For Peer Review/Dental Care and Ethics committee members only)

A workshop discussing the processes each committee follows and how new complaints are bringing both committees together.

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27

Friday

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

MDA past presidents will meet for their annual luncheon.

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27

Friday

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

HOT TOPIC
Course #35

Dan Schulte, JD

This course will cover the common terms in dentist contracts with dental insurers, dental plans, plan administrators and other payers.

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27

Friday

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Course #36

Phil Gwoke

This course will give you the tools to convert generational diversity from an obstacle into an opportunity.

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27

Friday

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Course #37

Don Teater, MD, MPH

This course is designed to provide a better understanding of pain, opioids, and the effective treatments of pain that maximize pain relief while reducing the risk of drug abuse and addiction.

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27

Friday

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Course #38

Kevin Henry, MA

This course will explore the typical dental assistant’s four main job-related concerns (money, respect, teamwork and attitude) and identify steps to embracing one’s own potential and leadership mindset.

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27

Friday

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Course #39

Lauren Levi, DMD

This lecture will introduce the clinician to dental sleep medicine as well as treatment modalities for obstructive sleep apnea.

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27

Friday

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Course #40

Lou Graham, DDS

Learn how dentists can overcome the challenges of treating aging patients and how to develop customized approaches to their care.

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27

Friday

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

HOT TOPIC!
Course #41

Michael Glass, Ron Cash, and Lisa VanDerhoof

This course presents new ideas and best practices for establishing and abiding by a billing procedure, reviewing the effectiveness of your billing statement and collecting co-pays, deductibles, and patient payments.

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27

Friday

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Event #57

Join other new dentists for a great networking event that includes plenty of food items and beverages.

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27

Friday

6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Event #58

Join your friends and colleagues for a night of food, entertainment, and a live trivia show at The View, located inside Lansing’s minor league baseball stadium.

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28

Saturday

7:00 AM - 4:30 PM

All CE course fees are reduced for all attendees on Saturday, April 28. And, non-member dentists can attend any Saturday course at the member dentist price.

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28

Saturday

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Make plans to join your Pierre Fauchard Academy peers for breakfast.

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28

Saturday

7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Regional caucus meetings will be held in the morning at various rooms at the East Lansing Marriott Hotel.

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28

Saturday

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Course #42

Ginger Fernandez, RDH, RDA

This course is specifically designed for dental team members interested in gaining a basic understanding of tooth anatomy, dental procedures, and dental terminology.

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28

Saturday

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Course #43

Catherine Flaitz, DDS, MS

The morning session will focus on symptomatic conditions or oral lesions, while the afternoon session centers on soft tissue enlargements and dental anomalies.

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28

Saturday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Course #44

Corinne Jameson-Kuehl, RDH, BS, OMT

This course will help dental practitioners identify patient risk factors associated with head, neck, and oral cancer.

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28

Saturday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Course #45

Mary Ellen Psaltis

This presentation will help you expand your point of view on choosing the food you eat, while examining the nutritional density, ecologic impact, and habitual toxic behaviors.

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28

Saturday

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Course #46

Alex Fleury, DDS, MS

This lecture and hands-on course will highlight a new expandable rotary instrument, with new adaptive 3D files that produce a revolution in simplicity, efficiency, and safety for you and your patients.

 

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28

Saturday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Course #47

Chris Campbell, DMD

This course will present numerous cases from simple restorative to complex rehabilitations that will touch on every facet of doing dentistry in a manner that leads to clear expectations and results.

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28

Saturday

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Course #48

Seena Patel, DDS

This course on orofacial pain disorders, primarily focused on the temporomandibular disorders, but will also review the arthrogenous disorders, myogenous disorders, internal derangements, as well as other uncommon joint conditions.

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28

Saturday

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Course #49

Ted Schuman Sr. and Ted Schumann II

This course will identify the habits that separate the dental practice Superstars, from those who settle and those who struggle for financial prosperity.

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28

Saturday

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Course #50

This CPR course 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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28

Saturday

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Watch organized dentistry in action as the House of Delegates elects leaders and votes on resolutions impacting the dental profession.

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28

Saturday

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Course #51

Mary Ellen Psaltis

This presentation shines light on the causes, effects and ultimately the tools for developing solutions to improve the dynamics of working together in a dental practice.

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28

Saturday

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Course #52

Chris Campbell, DDS

This course will present a discussion of lab communication, photography, material selection, and patient communication as core elements of getting that WOW result.

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28

Saturday

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Course #53

Corinne Jameson-Kuehl, RDH, BS

Discover what clinical dental hygiene models and specific protocols work the best for your personality, and learn how to prevent the burnout or boredom of the dental hygiene profession.

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28

Saturday

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Course #54

Jenny Armistead and Jason Heinrich

In this high-energy, interactive session — MDA’s marketing team will teach you the skills to engage patients with your brand and how to navigate the exciting but intricate world of digital marketing.

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28

Saturday

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Course #55

This CPR course 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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