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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.

Thursday Schedule

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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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Thursday

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

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Course #4

Shelly Jones, DDS and Amanda DeLandsheer

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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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

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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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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

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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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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