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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.

Friday Schedule

American College of Dentists Breakfast

28
Friday
TBD
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

The breakfast will take place Friday, April 28 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids. Check the MDA Annual Session Official Program for room location. For more information on the ACD breakfast, contact Dr. Sherill Behnke at 517-332-8663.

International College of Dentists Breakfast

28
Friday
TBA

The breakfast will take place Friday, April 28 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids. Check the MDA Annual Session Official Program for the time and room location. Contact Dr. Steve Sulfaro at 248-568-9841 for more information or to make your reservation. Spouses and guests of members and ICD candidates are all invited.

Course #20

NEW DENTIST TRACK
Pearls of Wisdom New Dentists Want to Know (a.m.)
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning: A Focus on Risk Assessment (p.m.)
Evaluation/Managing Soft Tissue Architecture for Optimal Esthetics (p.m.)

28
Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Fee: DDS $209 (includes breakfast and lunch)
Limit: 150

NOTE: Course track designed for dentists who graduated from dental school less than 10 years ago.

Morning Course

Designed for new dentists and dental students — this course offers an entertaining and informative look at the ever changing world of private practice dentistry. Drawing from Dr. Simon’s 30 plus years’ experience in practice ownership which has included multiple fee-for-service and Medicaid practices, moves, build outs, space-sharing, practice acquisition, associates and a recovery from a major office fire.

Course attendees will learn practice ownership and management principles, what to look for in an associateship, office design and build out concepts and guidance with HR and communication matters.

This course also highlights some of the unexpected things, both clinical and administrative, that a new dentist may encounter along the way. Attendees will appreciate the pearls of wisdom shared and common mistakes avoided when they apply to Dr. Simon’s lessons and position themselves for a successful career in dentistry.

Afternoon Courses

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning – A Focus on Risk Assessment

Formulating treatment decisions based on what is truly important to the long-term success of treatment can at times be daunting. Striving to eliminate the weak links to long-term success helps to establish priorities when making treatment planning decisions. Patients need to understand their own susceptibility or risk to disease and secondarily how treatment can mitigate but perhaps not eliminate future risk. In this way we can help patients understand the importance of addressing parameters such as periodontal disease or functional concerns which are not currently impacting their lives, but could eventually impact treatment success.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn how risk assessment influences prognosis.
  • Learn to blend esthetic, functional, periodontal and biomechanical considerations when treatment planning.
  • Understand the mechanisms of reducing vs. managing risk.

Evaluation and Managing Soft Tissue Architecture for Optimal Esthetics

An esthetic treatment plan often calls for alteration of gingival contours for optimal results. In the majority of cases the restorative dentist, with proper diagnosis and treatment planning, and orthodontic and surgical training, can successfully provide the required gingival alteration. Providing this care allows the restorative dentist to refine his or her diagnostic skills, maintain greater control over treatment and increase patient satisfaction. By learning to manage the periodontal/restorative interface you can predictably take your esthetic dentistry from acceptable to exceptional.

Learning objectives:

  • learn the esthetic and morphologic factors that influence ideal gingival architecture;
  • understand the indications and contraindications for the various methods of altering gingival architecture; and
  • learn the instrumentation and techniques, for altering gingival architecture.

Co-sponsored by MDA Insurance and MDA Services.

Course #21

How to Prevent and Treat Caries in Primary and Young Permanent Teeth - Part I

28
Friday
8:00am - 11:00am
Fee: DDS $159; Staff $89 (per session)
Limit: Limit 100

This fast-paced and informative course features practical information for any practice that treats children. The most current information, based on sound science, will be presented so that you can provide the best care to your patients.

The science regarding prevention is changing rapidly. You will learn which topical fluoride is most effective, how to maximize sealant retention, and when children should begin using fluoridated toothpaste. We will discuss how and when Silver Diamine Fluoride should be used. Learn about the bacteria that cause caries, the protective role of saliva, chemotherapeutic agents, chair side diagnostic tools and the consumer products that prevent enamel demineralization and promote enamel remineralization. Tooth colored dental materials including glass ionomer cements, resin-modified glass ionomer cements, composites and zirconia crowns have revolutionized restorative care for children. We review the advantages and disadvantages and indications for each material so you can select the best material for any clinical situation. Much has changed in recent years regarding pulp therapy for primary and young permanent teeth. We review the indications, and provide step-by-step instructions on how to complete indirect pulp caps, pulpotomies using Mineral Trioxide Aggregate and pulpectomies.

Learning objectives:

  • know which topical fluoride is most effective;
  • know when children should begin brushing with fluoridated toothpaste;
  • understand how to manage non-cavitated pit and fissure lesions;
  • learn how to maximize sealant retention;
  • learn the most appropriate restorative material for any clinical situation; and
  • understand how to manage primary and young permanent teeth that require pulp therapy.

This course is appropriate for dentists, hygienists and assistants.

Co-sponsored by MDA Insurance, MDA Services, and Michigan Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Course #22

Occlusion – Diagnosis Driven Management (SOLD OUT!)

28
Friday
8:00am - 11:00am
SOLD OUT!
Fee: DDS $159; Staff $89
Limit: 100

Have you ever wondered why a patient who faithfully wears a night guard still finds their teeth wearing and their restorations chipping? Why do some people have wear on both their anterior and posterior teeth and other people just exhibit wear on their anterior teeth and the posterior teeth remain unchanged? Why some areas of wear flat and other areas involve cupping of the dentin? This course will address these questions and more. By discussing the functional diagnoses which every dentist should be familiar and the different treatment approaches that are required in order to assure long term success dentists will become better equipped to incorporate occlusion into their diagnosis and treatment protocols.

Learning objectives:

  • understand the various functional diagnoses and how they relate to risk and prognosis;
  • learn treatment approaches that manage or reduce functional risk and improve long term prognosis; and
  • recognize the variety of factors that contribute to tooth wear.
Course #23

Diabetes: The Disease, Drugs, and the Dental Patient

28
Friday
8:00am - 11:00am

Speaker: Sanjay Chand, MD

Fee: DDS $159; Staff $89
Limit: 100

At the completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • discuss the manifestations and epidemiology of diabetes;
  • define diabetes and differentiate between each type;
  • describe the signs and symptoms of uncontrolled diabetes mellitus;
  • identify the risk factors and systemic complications of diabetes;
  • discuss the oral complications and management considerations for the dental patient with diabetes;
  • discuss oral pathologies involved in a patient with diabetes;
  • discuss the potential consequences of uncontrolled diabetes on oral health; and
  • recognize the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia and discuss guidelines for management of this condition.
Course #24

Finding Your "Conversation Peace" (SOLD OUT!)

28
Friday
8:00am - 11:00am
SOLD OUT!

Speaker: Dr. Jody Janati

Fee: DDS $159; Staff $89
Limit: 100

Learn 101 things to "say and do" during difficult interactions. Maintain your personal integrity through effective communication strategies that really work. Participants will learn step by step responses to transform difficult conversations. Multiple techniques will be discussed to ensure you can find your voice, maintain wholeness, and go unimpaired while engaging others during difficult interactions. Be cool, calm and collected and set healthy boundaries with others and ultimately find your "Conversation Peace."

Learning objectives:

  • learn to use assertive communication as a fair and reasonable response;
  • make use of effective assertion models: 101 Things to Say and Do During Difficult Interactions and the Step by Step Guide to Effective Techniques; and
  • identify the imbalance of passive, aggressive, and passive/aggressive communication.

Co-sponsored by MDA Insurance and MDA Services.

Course #25

OFFICE MANAGER TRACK
Abra-Code-Dabra: Understanding the Medical Code Sets and the Steps to Successful Cross Coding

28
Friday
8:00am - 11:00am

Speaker: Marianne Harper

Fee: DDS $159; Staff $89
Limit: 100

Cross Coding to medical insurance can be a daunting implementation. Abra-Code-Dabra is the course needed to help ease the transition. Detailed information will be provided as to the use of the medical code sets, how to accurately complete a medical claim form, and the roles of the business office staff when cross coding. Don’t miss this well-acclaimed course that will provide the information necessary to successfully master cross coding to medical.

Co-sponsored by MDA Insurance and MDA Services.

Course #26

Have Your Dentist Saying:
"I Have the Best Hygienist Ever" and You Saying "I Work in the Best Office Ever"

28
Friday
8:00am - 11:00am
Fee: DDS $159; Staff $89
Limit: 100

Dental hygienists don’t "just clean teeth". They are an invaluable member of the dental team and have a very positive impact on office production.  In addition, when hygienists are utilized to their potential, dental hygiene can be a fun, interesting and rewarding career. Topics to be discussed include patient communication; advances in technology; treatment planning; caries management, including sealants; and tooth whitening.

Learning objectives:

  • improving practice profitability through communication, caries management, using new technology, aiding in treatment planning and strategic scheduling;
  • understanding that caries management programs do not have to be complicated and time-consuming;
  • identifying dental and restorative materials and techniques that offer favorable long-term outcomes; and
  • rejuvenating your career!

Co-sponsored by the Michigan Dental Hygienists' Association.

Course #27

HOT TOPIC!
The 7 Pillars of Modern Practice Marketing (SOLD OUT!)

28
Friday
8:30am - 9:30am
SOLD OUT!

Speaker: Mike Sula, Officite

Fee: $35/person
Limit: 30

Today’s most successful dentists know that word of mouth can only take you so far. For the best results, word of mouth must be combined with a smart online marketing solution. This session will cover seven of the most important practice marketing methods, including websites, online reviews, and the Google results page.

Learning objectives:

  • cover the marketing strategies every practice should already have in place;
  • examine the most effective ways to attract new patients, primarily online; and
  • show you how to make every part of the process as easy and painless as possible.
Course #28

Maintaining Your Sanity and Practice Viability as a Medicaid Provider

28
Friday
8:30AM – 10:30am

Speaker #1: Dr. Sidney Whitman
Speaker #2: Dr. Allen Finkelstein
Speaker #3: Dr. Charles Czerepak
Speaker #4: Dr. Steve Geiermann

Fee: FREE
Limit: 500

Despite misconceptions and fears associated with being a Medicaid provider, treating this population can be rewarding and not cut adversely into your bottom line. Members of the ADA’s Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relation’s Medicaid Provider Advisory Committee will share insights, opportunities and challenges regarding program integrity, compliance, fraud, advocacy and how better to safeguard your practice while providing care to this growing population. Special emphasis will be given to the importance of proper documentation of medical necessity.

Table Clinics

28
Friday
10:00am - 2:00pm
Halls B and C, DeVos Place

Check out a Table Clinic in the back of the MDA Exhibit Hall. Earn FREE continuing education credit when you attend four or more 15-minute presentations. See the listing of all table clinics in the Annual Session Official Program.

Co-sponsored by AppRiver and Carr Healthcare Realty.

Course #29

HOT TOPIC!
HR Issues: What’s Hot? What’s Not?

28
Friday
10:00am - 11:00am

Speaker: Brandy Ryan, MDA Director of HR

Fee: $35/person
Limit: 30

What human resources issues keep you up at night? This course will answer all your questions about the hottest HR issues in the dental profession today. Bring your questions and get the answers you need.

Course #30

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Leading at Mach 2

28
Friday
11:15am - 12:00pm
Fee: FREE! (Registration is required.)
Limit: 599

There are many companies with great people and great strategies in the business world today. Ultimately the difference between the winners and the “also rans” comes down to execution. During this interactive, multi-media keynote speech, “AB” will share the tools that fighter squadrons use to make sure that we are aligned, flying in formation and executing at the highest level every single time we fly. This highly motivating and inspiring keynote will equip your team with simple actionable tools that they can apply the very next day to improve execution and drive better results as individuals and as a team. If you are pursuing a path of Executional Excellence, this session will reinforce your messaging and provide a fresh perspective on why Execution truly matters in every business. and provide a fresh perspective on why Execution truly matters in every business.

Co-sponsored by MDA Insurance and MDA Services.

University of Michigan Alumni Lunch

28
Friday
11:30am - 1:30pm
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

The lunch will take place Friday, April 28 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids. Check the MDA Annual Session Official Program for the room location.

Course #31

MDA Free Speak (SOLD OUT!)

28
Friday
12:00pm - 1:00pm
SOLD OUT!

Speaker: Staff of Dr. Alan Mead

Fee: FREE
Limit: 100

Last year’s MDA Free Speak program helped attendees understand what addiction is and how it could happen to anyone — even dentists. But what about the dental team? How does it affect them working with a doctor struggling with addiction?

This year’s program features the team members of Dr. Alan Mead, who told his story last year. You’ll hear about the day-to-day struggle that his team experienced while he was still in active addiction. What did they see? What did they do?

Most importantly, they’ll explain what the recovery process was like for them and they will help explain what to look for and what they might do now that they’ve experienced the whole process.

This year, we’re taking Free Speak to even greater heights! Registrants will receive 1 FREE CE credit as well as a chance to win some new wireless earbuds. You’ll learn more about what the MDA Care and Well-Being committee can do to help dental teams struggling with addiction and how we can help the whole team become better and stronger through recovery!

Course #32

Peer Review/Dental Care Workshop

28
Friday
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Fee: FREE (For Peer Review Committee members only.) - FREE (By Invitation Only)

The workshop will be geared to educating local peer review committee members in the peer review process, as well as reviewing specific issues the state committee is seeing, and looking ahead at key areas where questions continue to arise. Component and specialty peer reviewers should bring their challenging cases for feedback, as well as ongoing issues they are experiencing as they work toward resolving cases.

Three hours of continuing education credit will be given. Box lunches will be available at noon for pre-registered attendees only. This course is limited to MDA members who are active peer review volunteers in the component and specialty dental societies.

MDA Past President’s Luncheon

28
Friday
12:30pm - 1:30pm

The lunch will take place Friday, April 28 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids. Check the MDA Annual Session Official Program for the room location.

Course #33

Executing at Mach 2: A Fighter Pilot’s Tools To Recognize and Eliminate Clutter In Your Cockpit

28
Friday
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Fee: DDS $159; Staff $89
Limit: 100

During this multimedia presentation, “AB” will do a quick review of the concepts he covered in the morning and then dive into a subject that is near and dear to all of our hearts — “clutter.” In aviation and in business, clutter is a silent killer. “AB” will talk about how fighter pilots are able to fly their jets at 100 feet above the ground and speeds of more than 500 miles per hour and stay focused on their primary jobs of putting weapons on target without running their jets “into the dirt” while still juggling the myriad tasks they need to process in order to be effective on their mission. He will then show you how you can use the same tools and techniques to stay focused on your primary responsibilities like hitting your numbers or providing outstanding patient care, while still juggling the phone calls, emails, multiple meetings and personal issues that provide clutter in all of our cockpits and can easily cause you to fly your business into the ground.

Co-sponsored by MDA Insurance and MDA Services.

Course #34

Infection Control and Infectious Diseases in Dentistry (SOLD OUT!)

28
Friday
2:00pm – 5:00pm
SOLD OUT!

Speaker: Sanjay Chand, MD

Fee: DDS $159; Staff $89
Limit: 100

At the completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • understand the current infection control recommendations and Michigan OSHA regulatory guidelines for the dental office;
  • implement practical and effective infection control measures;
  • choose appropriate personal protective equipment and maintain a safe workplace environment;
  • set up and review infection control practices in the office;
  • understand the current vaccination recommendations for dental health care providers; and
  • understand common infectious diseases that may impact the dental practice.
Course #35

OFFICE MANAGER TRACK
Professional Acumen for Dental Office Managers

28
Friday
2:00pm – 5:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Jody Janati

Fee: DDS $159; Staff $89
Limit: 100

Most professionals are faced with difficult interactions where their integrity can be compromised. Explore how to effectively communicate, especially when functioning in the role of a group facilitator or leader. Leading with your assertive voice allows you to be clear and concise across diverse audiences while maintaining a professional tone. You will learn how to balance your personal appeals and better understand how to structure a message that best suits your communication style. Step by step methods for dealing with intense conversations and correcting broken relationships will also be discussed.

Learning objectives:

  • learn how to communicate in your most effective assertive tone;
  • understand how to best frame/outline and deliver a message for an intended audience;
  • apply professional responses that are free from excuses and other disconfirming messages; and
  • learn how to set healthy boundaries, deliver bad news, say no, foster accountability and manage another’s expression of anger.

Co-sponsored by MDA Insurance and MDA Services.
Co-promoted by the Michigan Dental Assistants Association.

Course #36

Cross Coding to Medical: The Answers for Dentists

28
Friday
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Speaker: Marianne Harper

Fee: DDS $159; Staff $89
Limit: 100

This course will provide the blueprint for dentists to follow with regard to their role in cross coding. Successful cross coding requires dentists to play at least a partial role in its successful implementation. Dentists will learn about diagnosis coding as well as be provided with great detail on documentation guidelines that must be followed to be successful in cross coding. In addition, steps to implementation will be discussed to help dentists initiate cross coding in their practices, as well as helpful resources in that implementation. Dentists who attend this course will be well prepared to begin cross coding.

Co-sponsored by MDA Insurance and MDA Services.

Course #37

Periodontal Disease:
Classification and Non-Surgical Treatment for the Registered Dental Hygienist

28
Friday
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Fee: DDS $159; Staff $89
Limit: 100

This course will list, describe and differentiate the various periodontal diseases according to the classification system established by the American Academy of Periodontology.

Learning objectives:

  • explain various clinical decisions regarding the selection of advanced periodontal instrumentation for the natural dentition as well as for the implant patient;
  • discuss the limitations of calculus removal and the expectations for clinical proficiency;
  • explain the rationale and appropriate usage of locally delivered chemotherapeutic agents currently available; and
  • discuss the need to examine the literature and evidence for application of non-surgical periodontal therapy.

NOTE: This course does not cover the subject area of laser treatment.

Co-sponsored by the Michigan Dental Hygienists’ Association.

Course #38

What Dentists Want to Know About Marketing, New Technology and Partnering with Specialists

28
Friday
2:00pm – 5:00pm

Speaker: Bill Simon, DMD

Fee: DDS $159; Staff $89
Limit: 100

Designed for General Dentists and Dental Team Members – this course offers an entertaining and informative look at the ever changing world of private practice dentistry. Drawing from Dr. Simon’s 30-plus years’ experience in practice ownership which has included multiple fee-for-service and Medicaid practices, moves, build outs, space-sharing, practice acquisition, associates and a recovery from a major office fire.

Course attendees will learn — current Marketing trends, strategies and tips, Technology choices, assessment and valuation and guidance on Partnering with Specialists.

Attendees will appreciate the pearls of wisdom shared and common mistakes avoided when they apply to Dr. Simon’s lessons and position themselves for a successful career in dentistry.

Co-sponsored by MDA Insurance and MDA Services.

Course #39

How to Prevent and Treat Caries in Primary and Young Permanent Teeth - Part II

28
Friday
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Fee: DDS $159; Staff $89 (per session)
Limit: 100

This fast-paced and informative course features practical information for any practice that treats children. The most current information, based on sound science, will be presented so that you can provide the best care to your patients.

The science regarding prevention is changing rapidly. You will learn which topical fluoride is most effective, how to maximize sealant retention, and when children should begin using fluoridated toothpaste. We will discuss how and when Silver Diamine Fluoride should be used. Learn about the bacteria that cause caries, the protective role of saliva, chemotherapeutic agents, chair side diagnostic tools and the consumer products that prevent enamel demineralization and promote enamel remineralization. Tooth colored dental materials including glass ionomer cements, resin-modified glass ionomer cements, composites and zirconia crowns have revolutionized restorative care for children. We review the advantages and disadvantages and indications for each material so you can select the best material for any clinical situation. Much has changed in recent years regarding pulp therapy for primary and young permanent teeth. We review the indications, and provide step-by-step instructions on how to complete indirect pulp caps, pulpotomies using Mineral Trioxide Aggregate and pulpectomies.

Learning objectives:

  • know which topical fluoride is most effective;
  • know when children should begin brushing with fluoridated toothpaste;
  • understand how to manage non-cavitated pit and fissure lesions;
  • learn how to maximize sealant retention;
  • learn the most appropriate restorative material for any clinical situation; and
  • understand how to manage primary and young permanent teeth that require pulp therapy.

This course is appropriate for dentists, hygienists and assistants.

Co-sponsored by MDA Insurance, MDA Services, and Michigan Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Course #40

HOT TOPIC!
Considering Practice Ownership?

28
Friday
2:30pm - 4:30pm

Speaker: Doug Sellan and Jeff Cormell, Bank of America Practice Solutions

Fee: $35/person
Limit: 30

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. Join us in an intimate setting where you will have the opportunity to discuss the various aspects of practice ownership with industry experts. This comprehensive seminar will cover everything you’ll need to know to start or purchase your new practice, run your business successfully, and plan for your future as a dental practice owner. Ask yourself the following questions: Are you considering opening a new dental office? Are you considering relocating or remodeling your office, but don’t know where to begin? Would you like to know if you can afford to buy commercial real estate and a dental office?  This course will answer all of your questions.

Learning objectives:

  • learn how early planning can lead to a successful practice;
  • determine whether to purchase an existing dental practice or start a new one;
  • understand practice financing options, develop a business plan and identify the best location for your practice.;
  • avoid the pitfalls of buying or selling a practice in today’s market; and
  • finance your practice purchase or start-up.

MDA Endorsed-Aisle Reception

28
Friday
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Halls B and C, DeVos Place

Everyone is invited! Complimentary beer, wine and soda will be offered. Get your tickets at and MDA Endorsed Services booth in the Endorsed Aisle (Booths 1001-1006 and 1101-1106) located immediately inside the entrance of the exhibits.

Course #41

Come Together! 2017 Annual Session Celebration

28
Friday
6:00pm - 11:00pm
Reception and Show at DeVos Place and Performance Hall
Fee: $109/person (includes reception, show ticket and afterglow) $39/person (includes reception only)

6 - 7:45 p.m. (Reception)
8 – 10:15 p.m. (Show)
10:15 - 11 p.m. (Afterglow)

Celebrate the Profession: Share Some Fun with Your Friends and Colleagues!

Everyone is invited to join MDA President Dr. Larry DeGroat at this conference-wide celebration. Come together with your friends and colleagues to enjoy good food, drinks and experience amazing entertainment. The timeless music of the Beatles will have you dancing in your seat and singing out loud. Don’t miss what will sure to be a memorable experience. The evening kicks off with a reception featuring hearty hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, the show, and an afterglow reception featuring dessert and cordials.

Sponsored by MDA Insurance.

About the Show

Beatlemania is back for a Classical Mystery Tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The show features original members of the Broadway sensation Beatlemania performing 2 hours of non-stop Beatles hits. Hear Penny Lane, I Am the Walrus, The Long and Winding Road, and more - all performed exactly as they were originally recorded. The Los Angeles Times calls the show "more than just an incredible simulation." If you like The Beatles, you will LOVE "Classical Mystery Tour" in concert.

Course #41-A

Come Together! 2017 Annual Session Celebration (Reception Only)

28
Friday
6:00pm - 7:45pm
Reception at DeVos Place
Fee: $39/person (reception only)

Celebrate the Profession: Share Some Fun with Your Friends and Colleagues!

Everyone is invited to join MDA President Dr. Larry DeGroat at this conference-wide celebration. Come together with your friends and colleagues for the pre-show reception and enjoy hearty hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.

Course #20A

New Dentist Network Lounge

28
Friday
6pm - 9pm
Founders Brewery
Fee: FREE for New Dentist Track Attendees; $35/all others
Limit: Limited to first 100 people.

The MDA New Dentist Committee is presenting the New Dentist Network Lounge, a social/networking event at Founders Brewery in downtown Grand Rapids.

Admission is free to dentists attending the New Dentist Track courses. All others are welcome to attend for the nominal fee of $25/person. Tickets are required for admission to the event, which includes plenty of food items, and beverages. Meet other new dentists, make friends, share ideas, network and have fun! There will be no continuing education program – just the chance to meet other new dentists, make friends, share ideas, network, and have fun!

Co-sponsored by MDA Insurance, MDA Services and the ADA.

MDA Foundation Annual Session/Dr. Don Smith Car Raffle

28
Friday
TBA
Halls B and C, DeVos Place

Join the excitement of the Michigan Dental Association Foundation’s 2017 Annual Session Raffle, with your choice of $10,000 cash or a new car lease! With only 400 raffle tickets are available, your odds of winning are great. Raffle License #R41000.

To register or make a donation, email the MDA Foundation or call 800-589-2632.