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March 2020

Pacific Dental conference

March 5 - March 7

The Pacific Dental Conference is one of the largest dental conferences in North America offering a varied and contemporary selection of continuing education programs. With over 200 open sessions and hands-on courses and close to 300 exhibiting companies occupying 625 booths — we have you and your entire dental team covered. Join us at the Vancouver Convention Centre next March for Canada's premier dental conference! Learn more... Thursday March 5th, 2020 Lecture: Excellence in Dental Assisting and From Our Side of…

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April 2020

Academy of Laser Dentistry

April 2 - April 4

Get Laser-Focused on Your Dental Career in Sunny San Diego, CA April 2-4, 2020 Dentistry's Laser Meeting Transform Your Career & Your Practice at ALD 2020 Thursday April 2, 2020 Digital Photography to Enhance Patient Diagnosis & Treatment Hands On Friday April 3, Increasing Case Acceptance from Whitening to Esthetic Dental Procedures

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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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