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MDA Scientific Sessions

Make the Michigan Dental Association your first choice for quality, convenient and affordable continuing education.

The MDA holds three scientific sessions throughout the year: Summer Scientific Session, Winter Scientific Session and Spring Scientific Session. Each event combines weekend fun with great continuing education courses for dentists and staff alike.

Information on the 2016-17 MDA Scientific Sessions will be available this summer. Please check back again at that time.

 

Spring Scientific Session

Welcome to Great Wolf Lodge, location of the MDA Spring Scientific Session, March 3-5, 2017!

Great Wolf Lodge is a first-class, full-service destination resort designed to capture the atmosphere and adventure of the north woods. Serving as Michigan’s Year-Round Family Resort™, Great Wolf Lodge provides a comprehensive package of destination lodging amenities.

At Great Wolf Lodge you can take an adventure trip into the great north woods at a gigantic indoor resort. It’s great for the whole family! While you’re there, be sure to test your bravery at Bear Track landing, with eight water slides and five pools. As one of the world’s largest indoor water parks, Great Wolf Lodge provides water-based entertainment throughout the year, even during winter!

Friday Course

Current and Future Trends in Endodontics along with the
‘Cracked Tooth Syndrome’

Speaker: Arthur Doering, DDS, MS
When: Friday, March 3, 2017
Time: 7 – 10 p.m. (Registration at 7 a.m.)
Weekend Fee: $225/Dentists; $150/Staff/Life Member Retired Dentists; $325/Nonmember Dentists (Fees cover sessions only.)
Individual Course Fee: $125/Dentists; $100/Staff and Life Member Retired Dentists; $225/Nonmember dentists (Fees cover sessions only.)
CE Credits: 3
Online Registration: CLICK HERE TO ACCESS REGISTRATION SITE

This course is designed to enhance the general practitioners understanding of the future trends of endodontic therapy including:

  • a comparison between traditional 2-D imaging and 3-D imaging — complex canal systems simplified with 3-D imaging;
  • understanding the various patterns of cracked teeth and the treatment associated with them — evaluations of symptoms related to cracked teeth to aid in diagnosis;
  • discussion of magnification with either loupes or microscope;
  • evaluation of periapical lesions adjacent to implants;
  • treatment selection for a hemisection in the world of implants;
  • defining the latest technology that will help the general practitioner with speed and clinical proficiency;
  • which teeth to consider for referral; and
  • how to enhance the communication with your endodontist and improve outcomes, patient experience, longevity of the dentition, and develop patient rapport.

About the speaker ... Dr. Arthur Doering received his Bachelor's degree from Lyman Briggs College of Natural Science through Michigan State University. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan. He then received a Fellowship in endodontics degree from the University of Florida, and he received a Masters in Science and Certificate from University of Detroit Mercy.

Financial support for all Spring Scientific Session courses provided by MDA Insurance, MDA Services and Crest Oral B Professional Oral Health.

Saturday Course

LEED and Leading:
How Dentistry Can Help Salvage Health Care

Speaker: Lisa Knowles, DDS
When: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Time: 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. (Registration at 7 a.m.)
Weekend Fee: $225/Dentists; $150/Staff/Life Member Retired Dentists; $325/Nonmember Dentists (Fees cover sessions only.)
Individual Course Fee: $125/Dentists; $100/Staff and Life Member Retired Dentists; $225/Nonmember dentists (Fees cover sessions only.)
CE Credits: 3
Online Registration: CLICK HERE TO ACCESS REGISTRATION SITE

Patients are looking for certain qualities when they seek care. They want someone with good hands and a good reputation. Now, with an understanding of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building or remodeling concepts, we can enhance our overall reputation in the community and attract patients looking for a green, eco-friendly professional.

This session will not only review LEED features, but it will also discuss several environmentally conscious steps any office can take to become a better steward of its office surroundings. Dr. Knowles will discuss how our environmental choices can help or hinder our overall health–particularly when it comes to diseases like asthma, heart disease, and cancer.

Dr. Knowles will discuss how awareness, in general, leads to more dollars in your pocket. She will review how being green leads to many unexpected, positive, practice-building outcomes. Think Whole Foods, Trader Joes, and other conscious businesses. These shoppers need and want conscious health care, too!

About the speaker ... Dr. Lisa Knowles is an East Lansing-based dentist, public speaker, writer, and dental consultant.

Financial support for all Spring Scientific Session courses provided by MDA Insurance, MDA Services and Crest Oral B Professional Oral Health.

Sunday Course

What Is Working: How to Beat the Competition and
Attract High Quality Patients

Speaker: Grace Rizza
When: Sunday, March 5, 2017
Time: 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. (Registration at 7 a.m.)
Weekend Fee: $225/Dentists; $150/Staff/Life Member Retired Dentists; $325/Nonmember Dentists (Fees cover sessions only.)
Individual Course Fee: $125/Dentists; $100/Staff and Life Member Retired Dentists; $225/Nonmember dentists (Fees cover sessions only.)
CE Credits: 3
Online Registration: CLICK HERE TO ACCESS REGISTRATION SITE

What this topic covers and what you will learn:

  • everything you need to know to get started with online marketing, including the latest cutting-edge strategies for attracting new patients;
  • how to separate your practice from the competition and win new patients to help secure your place in the market for the future; and
  • strategies to target the most profitable patients in any market.

About the speaker ... Grace Rizza is an international dental marketing speaker who teaches dentists how to achieve practice growth in the most ethical and efficient ways. She was recently featured as an expert on the ADA 2016 Dental Marketing Expert Panel and has authored articles in professional journals.

Financial support for all Spring Scientific Session courses provided by MDA Insurance, MDA Services and Crest Oral B Professional Oral Health.

Accommodations

The MDA has reserved a block of guest rooms at the Great Wolf Lodge. Call for reservations.

Family Suite       $169     Four Water Park Passes 
Wolf Den/Kid Kamp        $189     Four Water Park Passes 
Kid Cabin        $209     Four Water Park Passes
Loft Fireplace Suite        $279      Six Water Park Passes
Majestic Bear Suite        $279      Six Water Park Passes 

Rooms are subject to a resort fee of $9.99 per room per night and an additional person charge of $40 per person per night for additional persons beyond the base occupancy. Base occupancy of Family Suites, Wolf Dens and Kid Kamps are four people. Base occupancy of Kid Cabins is four people. Base occupancy of Loft Suites and Majestic Bear Suites is six people. Room rates are only applicable for those registered for the MDA Scientific Session.

Individual guests can make their own reservations by calling the toll-free Central Reservation Department at 1-866-962-9653. Be sure to identify yourself with the Michigan Dental Association with reservation Code 1703MDA. A deposit equal to the first night’s lodging is required with each reservation. Each individual has to 72 hours prior to arrival date to cancel the individual room, with a $40 cancellation fee per room. Reservations must be made by Feb. 9, 2017, to receive the MDA rate.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

A 72-hour notice of cancellation is required for all CE programs. Refunds will be granted upon written request, less a $25 administration fee. An email is an acceptable notification.

Questions?

Contact Jody Marquardt with the MDA Continuing Education Department at 800-589-2632, ext. 408.

ADA CERP

The Michigan Dental Association is an ADA CERP recognized provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Please note that the Michigan Board of Dentistry does recognize ADA CERP for continuing education credits toward license renewal.

The MDA is an AGD Accepted Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit (provider number 219252)