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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.


Friday Schedule

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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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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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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