Member Meeting Programming 2019-2020

Continuing Education

Dr. Rebecca BockowDR. REBECCA BOCKOW

Start with the Correct Diagnosis: How Airway Influences Facial Growth and Development. Dr. Bockow will discuss how soft tissue and breathing patterns influence skeletal growth.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 6:00-9:00pm
Bellevue Sheraton

2 CE credits and dinner-complimentary for members
To register, please use the attached PDF link, and fax to 206-443-9308, or call our office at 206-448-6620.

Dr. Jihyon Kim

Simple, Predictable, and Esthetic solutions for “Black Triangles”

Tuesday, January 28, 2020,  Doubletree Suites Tukwila, 16500 Southcenter Pkwy, Seattle, WA 98188

206. 575.8220, 6:00 – 9:00 pm . Credits: 2

​The prevalence of adult orthodontics has shown a marked increase in recent years. With more discreet options for orthodontic treatment and increasing social acceptance for orthodontics beyond adolescent years, many adults are seeking a smile rejuvenation. The irony is that orthodontic tooth movement in adults have a high incidence of “black triangle” formation that patients often consider a worse esthetic dilemma. Conventional bonding can have unpredictable esthetic outcomes and longevity and are very dependent upon clinician skill. Subtractive methods can have a high physiologic cost patients find onerous. Injection over-molding as a restorative solution typically has easier skill acquisition, better longevity and esthetics, and high appeal to patients as an additive solution.  Come learn about steps for injection over-molding, matrix options, color selection, and simple method for achieving high gloss, stain resistant polish.

About our presenter: Dr. Kim is one of the world’s leading experts in injection molded composite dentistry. She maintains satellite practices in Bellevue and Tacoma with an emphasis on esthetic smile rejuvenation via injection molded direct composite dentistry. Dr. Kim created the Smile Design Gauge, a multi-function clinical tool for predictable chair side smile design, and developed a unique discing protocol for shaping esthetic injection over-molded tooth forms. She has published multiple articles on the Bioclear Method, Chair side Smile Design, Posterior Quadrant Strategies for Direct Composites, Restorative Orthodontics, and Injection Molding.

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Dr. Tom Dodson

MRONJ: Medication-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws

Tuesday, February 25, 2020  

Hotel Sorrento, 900 Madison St, Seattle, WA 98104

206. 622.6400, 6:00 – 9:00 pm                 

Credits: 2

Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) is a rare, but potentially serious, adverse event associated with high cumulative doses of bisphosphonates or denosumab. It is a potentially painful and debilitating condition that can considerably affect the quality of life of patients. However, MRONJ can be treated, and the likelihood of the development of this condition can be reduced through prophylactic dental care and the maintenance of good oral hygiene. Dentists, as part of a multi-professional team, have a critical role in preventing MRONJ. The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (MRONJ) with an emphasis on its clinical presentation and management, indications for referral, risk factors for developing MRONJ, frequency of ONJ.  At the end of the presentation, the audience should: 1.   Know the working definition of MRONJ;  2.   Understand how MRONJ is staged;  3.   Identify risk factors for ONJ;  4.  Quote risk estimates for developing ONJ and differences in risk between cancer patients and those being treated for osteoporosis;  5.   Identify clinical and radiographic features of patients with ONJ;  6.   Initial and definitive management of ONJ;  7.  Indications for treating or referring patients with ONJ.

About our Presenter: Dr. Thomas Dodson is Professor and Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at University of Washington School of Dentistry. He received his dental degree from Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Masters of Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his OMS training at University of California-San Francisco (UCSF). Additional post-doctoral training included a Dental Public Health residency and a NIH-funded fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology at UCSF. Prior to joining the University of Washington OMS faculty, he has served on the OMS faculty at UCSF, Emory University, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Dodson believes that patients are our partners in discovery. As such, his research interests lie primarily in outcomes research. The primary goal of his research efforts is to improve patient outcomes by elucidating and promoting data-driven clinical decision-making.
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Opioid Prescribing & Suicide Prevention Class

Saturday, February 1, 2020  

Seattle First Baptist Church Community Hall,
1121 Harvard Ave., Seattle, WA 98121

9:00 am – 4:00 pm              

Credits: 6

Beginning in 2019, the Washington State Department of Health is requiring that all dentists take a one-time only continuing education class on suicide awareness and opioid prescribing. SKCDS is offering members a chance to complete these requirements with a free, one-day class.
Session 1: Opioid Prescribing
From 9:00 – 12:00
Dr. Rolf Christensen

According to the Department of Health website, each day two people die of an opioid-related overdose in Washington; thousands more struggle with addiction.  For many young people their first exposure to opioids occurs in the dental office, after their wisdom teeth are removed. The Department of Health is implementing a State Opioid Response Plan, and including dental professional education.  Dr. Rolf Christensen, Director of the Urgent Care Clinic at University of Washington School of Dentistry, will highlight important points on prescribing pain relief in the dental environment. Dr. Christensen teaches prescribing medications to third and fourth year dental students at UW. He has also worked with the Bree Collaborative on opioid prescribing guidelines for the State of Washington.

Session 2: Suicide Prevention
1:00 – 4:00
Mark Niezgoda, MSW

The King County suicide rate has increased by about 18% in the last decade, according to the Pacific Northwest Suicide Prevention Resource Center. In Washington, suicide is the #2 cause of death for 10-24-year-olds. Given these trends, ​starting August 1, 2020, dentists will be required to take a one-time three-hour course on suicide screening and referral. This class will teach recognizing warning signs, suicide safety assessment, and safety planning. You will also receive information about how to access and find appropriate resources to help keep individuals safe. With over 400 trained volunteers and experienced staff, they provide support, resources and certified training for King County and other communities statewide.

The class will be held at the Seattle-First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, near the SKCDS office. Parking is available behind the church.
Registration is free but you must provide a credit care to hold your space and you will be charged if you do not show up.
The class is open to SKCDS Members only. Members from other component societies will be allowed to register on a space-available basis.
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Annual Installation of Officers and Member Recognition featuring WSDA President Dr. Dennis Bradshaw

Tuesday, April 28, 2020, Salty’s on Alki, 1936 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126

206.937.1600, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Credits: 2   

Join us as we celebrate another year of successes in our industry. We will hear a “State of the State” address from the WSDA President Dr. Denny Bradshaw, as well as recognizing our Life Members. We will also honor those volunteer members who will be sworn into leadership and serve as the Executive Council for the coming year. The twenty-first century has brought rapid changes to the practice of dentistry. External forces are working to limit and control the way dentists practice in Washington State. Come and hear about what is new and what you can do to support your industry in the year ahead.

About our Presenter: Dr. Denny Bradshaw received his dental training at Loma Linda University, graduating in 1986. He returned to Tri-Cities and joined his father Robert in their Pasco dental office where they worked together until early 2010. Dr. Bradshaw enjoys keeping up to date with the ever changing and advancing field of dentistry. This commitment puts him in advanced classes many days each year, which helps him provide his patients what really works and is worthy of incorporating into his dental practice. He also enjoys being involved in organized dentistry and has served the Washington State Dental Association on numerous different committees. He is a member of the International Seattle Study Clubs local chapter. Dennis and his wife Traci have two grown children.
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Calendar of Annual Programming

Seattle King County Dental Society

Seattle King County Dental Foundation

2019-2020 Dates

June 2019

June10                                    Executive Council Meeting

July 2019

July 30                                     First House of Delegates Meeting

August 2019

August 5                                  Budget & Finance Committee Meeting

August 12                                Executive Council Meeting

August 14                                Membership Committee Meeting & New Dentist Committee

September 2019

September 4-8                        ADA Conference, San Francisco

September 9                           Executive Council Meeting

September 11                         Second House of Delegates Meeting

September 24                         SKCDF Meeting

September 26-28                    WSDA House of Delegates Meeting, Spokane

October 2019

October 7                                Budget & Finance Committee Meeting

October 11                              Happy Hour at T12 Social House

October 14                              Executive Council Meeting

November 2019

November 5                            New Dentist Continuing Education Program- Josh Whelan

November 11                          Executive Council Meeting

November 12                          General Membership Meeting

November 14                          Happy Hour at Optimism Brewery

December 2019

December 2                            Budget & Finance Committee Conference Call

January 2020

January 13                              Executive Council Meeting

January 23                              Dental Action Day at Washington State Legislature

January 28                              General Membership Meeting

February 2020

February 3                               Budget & Finance Committee Conference Call

February 7                               Give Kids a Smile

February10                              Executive Council Meeting

February 11                             New Dentist Continuing Education Program-Rhonda Savage

February 13-16                       Seattle Center Dental Clinic

February 25                             General Membership Meeting

March 2020

March 3                                   New Dentist Continuing Education Program-Clint Johnson

March 9                                   Executive Council Meeting

April 2020

April 7                                      New Dentist Continuing Education Program-Scott Henderson

April 9                                      Happy Hour at TBD

April 13                                    Executive Council Meeting

April 16                                    Budget & Finance Committee Meeting

April 28                                    General Membership Meeting

May 2020

May 7                                      Happy Hour at TBD

May 11                                    Executive Council Meeting

May 12                                    New Dentist Continuing Education Program

May 28-30                               Pacific Northwest Dental Conference (PNDC)

NEW Cancellation Policy

Due to the new Membership Meeting registration procedure, our cancellation policy has changed. ​Here is the current CDE Class Cancellation Policy:
Refunds, minus a $75 processing fee, will be awarded up to five business days before the course. After that time, no refunds will be awarded.