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Dental Society Courses

Courses appearing below are sponsored by various district dental societies. To list a course, send complete course information to Jackie Hammond at the MDA office.

NOTE: The MDA encourages local dental societies to publicize courses and speakers online and in the MDA Journal's Continuing Education listings. These listings are published when submitted and should not be considered a definitive list or master calendar of all component CE courses offered in the state of Michigan. Local societies planning CE events are urged to contact other components when scheduling courses to avoid conflicting dates.


Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 — Genesee District Dental Society

Opioids, Abuse and Misuse

Speaker: Don Teater, National Safety Council
Time: TBA
Where: Flint Golf Club (map)
CE Credits: 2
Contact: Dr. Jay Werschky or Genesee District Dental Society


Tuesday, March 14, 2017 — Genesee District Dental Society

Dental Sleep Medicine

Speaker: Dr. Mark Murphy
Time: TBA
Where: Flint Golf Club (map)
CE Credits: 2
Contact: Dr. Jay Werschky or Genesee District Dental Society


Friday, March 24, 2017 — West Michigan District Dental Society

Diagnosis and Treatment of Occulsal Problems (a.m.)
Designing an Occlusion: Where Do I Start? (p.m.)

Speaker: Dr. Gary DeWood
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (registration at 7:30 a.m.)
Where: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (map)
CE Credits: 7
Cost: $225/MDA Member Dentist; $100/WMDDS Retired Member Dentist; $100/Staff
Registration: DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM

Morning Program

Occlusal risk can be the hidden nemesis that destroys predictability and longevity. In many cases, those risks are actually identifiable from the history present in the joints, the muscles, the teeth, and the patient’s presenting condition. This program illustrates and discusses recognizing and addressing those risks.

This training program will provide to you:

  • an understanding of when the occlusion is a problem;
  • the ability to identify the etiology of the problem;
  • how to capture and plan for the patient’s occlusal patterns; and
  • how to design the therapeutic occlusion to deal with the problem.

Afternoon Program

Designing an occlusion requires a starting reference and a clear visualization of the desired outcome. What teeth contact, when do they contact, and for how long do they contact? The answers to those questions will depend on the patterns and habits exhibited by each patient. This program will discuss the various options and their application.

This program will provide participants with:

  • the history of occlusal thought and practice;
  • an understanding of the three reference positions used in dentistry;
  • the skill of identifying when each is indicated and when it is not;
  • the ability to utilize each of the three references in planning; and
  • equilibration techniques for planning and therapy from any reference.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 — Genesee District Dental Society

Human Trafficking

Speaker: Jayashree Komareddi
Time: TBA
Where: Flint Golf Club (map)
CE Credits: 2
Contact: Dr. Jay Werschky or Genesee District Dental Society


June 9-11, 2017 — Copper Country District Dental Society

100th U.P. Dental Meeting

Speaker: TBA
Time: TBA
Where: Keweenaw Mountain Lodge (map)
CE Credits: 2
Contact: Dr. Bob Richards