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September 2019

American Orthodontic Society Annual Meeting Sept 19-22, 2019 Washington DC

September 19 - September 22
Hilton Washington DC National Mall (202) 484-1000, 480 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, WA 20024 United States
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September 19 - 22, 2019 Hilton National Mall Hotel in Washington, DC. Because it is our nation's historic capital, rich with things we, as Americans, hold dear: the National Mall, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Vietnam Wall, the Capitol Building itself, the White House, and seventeen Smithsonian Museums that amaze and educate. And if that wasn't enough, come hear US Congressman, Paul A. Gosar, DDS, speak at our Awards Dinner Friday night! This year's featured speakers: Dr. James Prittinen - Muscle Strength and…

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October 2019

Dentsply Sirona World 2019

October 3 - October 5
Sirona World, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casinp
Las Vegas, United States
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Dentsply Sirona World 2019 • Creating Efficiency Expert Although inventory control and ordering are essential practices of every dental office, few have been able to achieve an ideal balance between maintaining necessary inventory and curtailing overhead expenses; usually, they lack a system or protocol that can make these tasks run smoothly and cost-effectively. These revenue depleting situations occur because there is no inventory control or ordering system in place. Thus, it behooves dental practices to integrate and implement ordering protocols…

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Buffalo Nigra Falls Dental Meeting

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

  EXCELLENCE IN PROVISIONALIZATION Friday, October 4, 2019 .   9:00-12:00pm (3 CE Hrs) Speaker: Ewa Bujalski, CDA The role of dental restorations used for provisional and indirect restorative procedures has changed dramatically in the past several years. These restorations are no longer regarded as temporary restorations but rather as provisional restorations with distinct functions and purposes. Provisional restorations have become a vital diagnostic and assessment tool to evaluate function, color, shape, contour, occlusion, periodontal response, implant healing, and overall esthetics.…

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Southwest Dental Conference

October 10 - October 11
Southwest Dental Conference, Dallas, TX United States

FROM OUR SIDE OF THE CHAIR WORKSHOP CE Hours: 3 technical and/or scientific Learning Objectives • Learn how to conduct a new patient consultation and case presentation • Utilize scanning technology to wow the patient in a consultation • Understand dental digital photography • Review digital scanning and laboratory communication   TEAM APPROACH IN SUPPORTING PREDICTABLE COSMETIC DENTISTRY Lecture Working with you is Killing Me!

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Dental Assistant Conference for Excellence Chicago 17-19, 2019

October 17 - October 19

DentalAssistant Conference for Excellence $299 First Attendee $269 Additional Attendees Registration Includes: All Educational Sessions-16 CE Hours, Vendor Mix & Mingle, Dental Assistants Rock Party Friday Night, Breakfast/Lunch both Friday and Saturday  ​Price Increases to $329 7/1/2019

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Biolase Symposium 2019

October 18 - October 19
Biolase Symposium, San Diego, CA United States + Google Map

The Dental Assistant's Role in Creating the Esthetic Periodontal Environment True esthetics come from a balance of morphology and color of the dentition against the backdrop of healthy periodontium in a functionally sound occlusion. A major challenge is to reconstruct natural biologic parameters when teeth are lost. Tooth loss in the esthetic zone can be handled by placement of dental implants or by conventional crown and bridge procedures. Whichever route is chosen, the key to esthetic success lies in the…

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November 2019

St. Louis Dental Society Meeting

November 11 @ 12:00 am
St Louis Dental Society, One Convention Center Plaza
St Charles, 63303 United States
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Excellence in Dental Assisting Rotation Hands-on Workshop #1 Supported, in part, by GC America, Academy of Chairside Assisting 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM | 3 CDE Educational Method: Participation Subject: Dental Assisting/Dental Materials Recommended for: Dental Assistants Participants bring: Protective eyewear or loupes, and labcoat Fee: F$50 | $60 after Oct. 17 Event Code: T13 Limited to 50 dental assistant attendees. COURSE OBJECTIVES: Basic photographs for quick co-diagnosis. Techniques for in-office, custom and pre-filled whitening trays. Utilizing scanning technology to ‘wow’ the…

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December 2019


December 1 @ 12:00 am

Dental Team

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Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA

Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA is a national and international speaker and published author of over 300 articles for various publications.  She has been a practicing dental assistant for over 25 years and works for Dr. Robert Korman in Virginia Beach, VA.

She has taught over 2,000 classes on dental assisting techniques and has taught over 60,000 dental assistants over the last 6 years alone.  In addition, Shannon has taught at the Nash Institute, Dawson Academy, and Spear Education, instructing through both lectures and hands-on programs.

She has written over 300 articles in regards to Clinical Application and has a current column in Dental Product Reports for the team evaluation of dental products and materials. She has her own publication for dental assistants with a partnership of Schein Dental called “Side by Side”. She has started one of the first online platforms designated for dental assistants called the Academy of Chairside Assisting.

Shannon has an impressive list of awards and accolades. A few are noted below.

  • An active member of the AACD and was the first auxiliary to sit on the AACD Board of Directors and was awarded the Rising Star Award
  • Has been recognized as one of Dentistry Today’s Top 100 Clinicians for the last 10 years
  • Recognized as Dental Products Report 25 most influential women in dentistry
  • Presented the Lucy Hobbs Award
  • Presented the Sunstar Butler achievement award
  • Named Dr. Bicuspid’s Dental Assistant Educator of the year

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