Upcoming SKCDS Sponsored CDE Programs

  • Headshots and Happy Hour

    Fri, Sep 09, 2022 | 6:00 PM - Fri, Sep 09, 2022 | 9:00 PM
    Come enjoy the company of your fellow members at a happy hour event where you can also have new, fresh headshots taken by Emazing Photography! You are not required to have your headshots done to attend this event, you are more than welcome to attend and enjoy the happy hour and company. Sponsored by Nakanishi Dental Lab and Washington Dentists' Insurance Agency (WDIA)
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  • How an Orofacial Pain Specialist Can Help

    Tue, Sep 27, 2022 | 6:00 PM - Tue, Sep 27, 2022 | 8:00 PM
    Come virtually learn from Dr. Kate Christian what makes Orofacial Pain different than existing specialties, what training Orofacial Pain Specialists (OFP) have, and when to refer a patient to one of your colleagues qualified in OFP.
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  • Keep the Lawyers Away! Everything You Need to Know About Trigeminal Nerve Injuries

    Thu, Oct 06, 2022 | 6:30 PM - Thu, Oct 06, 2022 | 8:00 PM
    This program, presented by Dr. Jasjit Dillon, will be a comprehensive review of inferior alveolar and lingual nerve injury assessments and management. The focus will be on what to do after a nerve injury and how to document the injury with real case examples. The course will then review the timing of surgical treatment and why timing is important. Sponsored by Washington Dentists' Insurance Agency
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  • Improving Representation in Healthcare - Strategies for Creating a Diverse Dental Workforce

    Tue, Oct 11, 2022 | 6:30 PM - Tue, Oct 11, 2022 | 8:00 PM
    Oral health is vital to the overall health of individuals and the community. The future population of the PNW will need culturally diverse and competent dentists to meet the area’s evolving needs. We will discuss some ideas that lay the groundwork for the next generation of dentists who will serve the PNW in the near future.
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  • Fall Happy Hour

    Thu, Oct 13, 2022 | 5:30 PM - Thu, Oct 13, 2022 | 7:30 PM
    Mix and mingle with other dental professionals at Tavern Hall for a casual evening out! Here’s your chance to chat with a few more new people (and possibly say hi to some old friends or classmates) with us from 5:30 – 7:30 pm on a blustery autumn evening. Sponsored by Bank of America Practice Solutions
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  • Freedom! Breaking Away from a Broken System

    Tue, Oct 25, 2022 | 6:00 PM - Tue, Oct 25, 2022 | 9:00 PM
    Are you wanting more freedom and less dependence on insurance? We invite you to spend the evening with three local dentists (Drs. Christine Shigaki, Geoff Johnston, and Sue Vetter) that have successfully transitioned their practices to a ‘fee for service’ model. It is guaranteed to be an evening of rich conversations, including answering questions that support and facilitate your individual process towards formulating how to move your specific and unique practice towards the choice of less dependence on third party entities. Sponsored by Carestream Dental, Big Sky Northwest, and KeyBank Home Mortgage
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  • Help! My Patient Has Dementia! What do I need to know?

    Thu, Jan 12, 2023 | 6:30 PM - Thu, Jan 12, 2023 | 8:00 PM
    This presentation will discuss different forms of dementia, how to manage a dementia patient in each stage of dementia, and how to adjust and complete appropriate treatment plans to maximize oral health though the progression of the disease. Most dementia patients that you will treat are simply patients in your practice who have developed dementia. It is important to have the tools to treat these patients successfully while minimizing stress to you, your patients, their caregivers and your staff. By doing so, the dental team can greatly improve a dementia patient’s safety and quality of life.
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  • Revised 2020 Protocols for Managing of Dental Trauma

    Tue, Jan 31, 2023 | 6:00 PM - Tue, Jan 31, 2023 | 8:00 PM
    The management of dental trauma remains a significant clinical challenge affecting health-care providers and patients alike. This virtual presentation by Dr. Nestor Cohenca will discuss the newly published 2020 IADT guidelines, with emphasis on current evidence-based literature supporting therapeutic modifications, as well as new philosophies to be considered for the future.
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  • Preventing Career Burnout: What Is It and How to Successfully Navigate It

    Thu, Mar 09, 2023 | 6:30 PM - Thu, Mar 09, 2023 | 8:00 PM
    Your career is often marked with the compression of numerous major life transitions. A busy family, home ownership, emergent health issues, the responsibilities of your growing practice, and caring for aging parents. Virtually join Mr. Peter Tran, an Executive Coach at Humanistic Development, to learn techniques for successfully navigating each transition period and how to reevaluate ways to best invest your limited time, energy, and attention to working within narrow constraints and complex competing commitments.
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  • Brews and Q's

    Fri, Mar 24, 2023 | 6:00 PM - Fri, Mar 24, 2023 | 10:00 PM
    It’s rainy, we’re all getting a bit tired of the gray and being stuck inside…so come test your trivia knowledge or just come to chat and hang out with your fellow members and their +1’s in the private Mezzanine at Optimism Brewing to capture a bit of laughter and sunshine from some great people! Sponsored by Nakanishi Dental Lab, Washington Dentists' Insurance Agency (WDIA), and Big Sky Northwest
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  • Boot Camp: The Business of Dentistry

    Sat, Apr 01, 2023 | 9:00 AM - Sat, Apr 01, 2023 | 3:00 PM
    Has anyone even talked to you about the details of opening a practice, administration of staff, marketing, and oh goodness, the numbers?! Come learn from a panel of experts in their fields on the business side of dentistry and make some connections that will help you personally. Sponsored by Washington Dentists' Insurance Agency (WDIA), Bank of America Practice Solutions, WEO Media, Next Level Consultants, Keller Rohrback L.L.P., and Big Sky Northwest
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  • Installation of Officers/WSDA Annual Update

    Tue, Apr 25, 2023 | 6:00 PM - Tue, Apr 25, 2023 | 9:00 PM
    Join us for an evening at Salty’s to induct the incoming class of the Executive Council and Delegates while thanking those who have served their terms and championed efforts to continuously improve the field of dentistry. We will also be honoring our Life Members for being a part of the Tripartite for 30+ years and hearing a presentation from Dr. John Gibbons, President of the WSDA, on the progress and future plans at the State level. Sponsored by Omni Practice Group, Shofu Dental Corporation, and Washington Dentists' Insurance Agency (WDIA)
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