Contact

NCDS

P.O. Box 9265
100 Rio Street Suite A
Red Bluff, CA 96080

Phone: (530) 527-6764
Fax (530) 527-7911

 

Email: ncds@sunset.net

Upcoming Events

    • Managing Your Employment and Social Media Risks Arthur W. Curley THIS COURSE IS ONLY FOR DENTISTS Spouses and Office Managers may attend with approval from Dentist

      Nov 2, 2018
      REGISTRATION FORM Nov 2018 Curley ARTHUR W. CURLEY Mr. Curley is a senior trial attorney in the California healthcare defense firm of Bradley, Curley, Barrabee & Kowalski, PC. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with honors in 1970, he obtained his J.D. in 1974 from the UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Dental Jurisprudence at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco and an Adjunct Faculty Professor at the University of California, San Francisco. As a trial attorney, he has been defending doctors for over 40 years and has presented risk management courses throughout the United States and Canada. He is an associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Curley has published several articles on risk management and authored chapters in numerous text books on oral surgery, endodontics and periodontics. THIS COURSE IS ONLY FOR DENTISTS, their Spouses and OFFICE MANAGERS (with approval from Dentist) MANAGING YOUR EMPLOYMENT and SOCIAL MEDIA RISKS Employment practices liabilities generally fall in three categories of wrongful employment: Wrongful Termination, Discrimination in Employment, and Sexual Harassment. In addition, as a result of technology, claims of violation of privacy in employment involving e-mails and internet usage have begun to appear. The program sets forth the legal foundations and trends in employment practices including: employment by contracts as compared to employment at will (1) termination for cause vs. retaliation; discrimination based upon health status (2) in addition to the classical issues of race, color, national origin, etc.; and harassment and/or discrimination based on gender issues that do not fit the typical case of male vs. female, and can in fact involve same gender harassment. The use of employment handbooks, grievance hearings, file documentation and distribution of employment department literature (3) are outlined as part of a risk management program. In addition, staff rights to privacy in employment are considered in light of staff use of e-mails and the internet, social media with staff and patients, with recommendations for acknowledgment and waivers by employees that allow an employer to monitor inappropriate use of such technology. In addition the program will review issues of defamation, HIPAA constraints, trade marker, copyright infringement, and counter actions. At the conclusion the author surveys the systems necessary to prevent employment and HIPAA claims and methods to obtain protection from unavoidable claims. (1) California Labor Code §2922 (2) Americans with Disability Act 28 USC § 12,000 (3) Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 29 CFR §601.30
    • “Forensic Dentistry, Dispelling the ‘CSI Effect Myth’ and “Dentistry’s Role in the Mass Disaster Scenario” ANTHONY ‘Rick’ CARDOZA DDS, D-ABFO

      Jan 25, 2019
      REGISTRATION-FORM-Cardoza Jan 2019 (3)Dispelling the “CSI Effect” Myth, An Overview of Contemporary Forensic Dentistry Synopsis: Because of the current popularity of forensic faire in television, the general public is getting a skewed view of the true nature of forensic investigation. This issue is commonly known as the “CSI effect”. In this seminar, Dr. Cardoza will dispel this myth as it relates to forensic odontology. Topics will include forensic dental identification of decedents of varying postmortem states including: skeletal, fragmented, decomposed, burned remains and pattern injuries as they relate to bite mark investigation not only in human bites but animal bites as well. Objectives: • Learn the varied roles of forensic dentists. ● Understand the forensic value of dental records. ● Recognize how to cooperate with the legal system. Understand forensic dental identification with the use of radiographs as well as by other means. Understand the various roles forensic dentists participate in with assisting law enforcement and death investigation agencies. Understand how dental records in your practice could be used in a forensic dental investigation. Dentistry’s Role in the Mass Disaster Scenario/Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence Recognition In this lecture, Dr. Cardoza will discuss the evolution of mass disaster management from the perspective of forensic dentistry. Learn how forensic dentists have participated in events such as commercial airline crashes, tsunamis, hurricanes, and wildfires. See how the postmortem record collection has evolved from analog to digital along with the integration of dental postmortem software programs. Also, as dental health care professionals, you are mandated by law to report patients you suspect have signs or symptoms of physical abuse. These patients may be children, adults, or the elderly. The law assumes that you have had training on recognition of signs of abuse and if you have not, the law requires you to become educated on the subject. This course will also familiarize you with what those signs may be as well as discuss what your reporting duties are and how to properly file a report if you do indeed suspect abuse on a patient. Objectives: • Recognize the use of dental records in a mass disaster. • Understand the role of the forensic dentist in a mass fatality. • Recognize signs and symptoms of physical abuse. • Understand what your reporting duties are for a physically abused patient. Understand the role that your dental record may play in the identification of a victim of a mass disaster. Be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of physical abuse especially in the head and neck area. Become familiarized with your reporting duties as a mandated reporter and how to properly file a report if you do indeed suspect abuse on a patient.
    • “New Advances in Caries Management: Rick Assessment, Silver Diamine Fluoride and Glass Ionomer Cement”

      Feb 22, 2019
      REGISTRATION FORM Feb 22 Young DOUGLAS A. YOUNG DDS, MS, MBA Dr. Young is an active and ardent educator in the field of minimally invasive dentistry, dental materials, and cariology. He serves on several boards and has presented at congresses around the world including the World Clinical Laser Institute, the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the World Congress of Minimal Invasive Dentistry, as well as several universities. He has also been published in several peer-reviewed dental journals and textbooks. In addition to speaking and publishing, Dr. Young also conducts extensive research on minimal invasive dentistry, lasers, and cariology. He has performed clinical trials using lasers, as well as studying caries inhibition by laser irradiation and optical caries detection technologies. He is an Associate Professor, University of the Pacific, and also an Associate Clinical Professor, Adjunct, at the University of California, San Francisco. He has an AB in Bacteriology from the University of California, Berkeley, a DDS from University of California, San Francisco, MBA from the University of the Pacific, Stockton, and MS in Oral Biology from the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Young completed a General Practice Residency at the VA Hospital, San Francisco in 1982. He decided to pursue full time teaching after 15 years in private practice. He is currently active in teaching clinical dentistry to the students at UOP and research at UCSF. New Advances in Caries Management: Risk Assessment, Silver Diamine Fluoride, and Glass Ionomer Cement Clinical practice today uses scientifically sound evidence-based approaches. There is a noticeable shift to the caries treatment paradigm by better preventing and managing caries as a disease. This presentation will present a scientific overview of caries management by risk assessment utilizing new tools such as the ADA Caries Classification System, silver diamine fluoride (SDF), and glass ionomer cement (GIC) to managing caries. The presentation provides an excellent update relevant to clinical applications for the dentist, hygienist, assistants and front office. Learning Objectives 1. Develop evidence-based treatment options based on individual risk factors. 2. Use the ADA CCS to determine nonsurgical and surgical approaches. 3. Demonstrate how to use SDF and GIC to treat caries.
    • Managing Your Employment and Social Media Risks Arthur W. Curley THIS COURSE IS ONLY FOR DENTISTS Spouses and Office Managers may attend with approval from Dentist

      Nov 2, 2018
      REGISTRATION FORM Nov 2018 Curley ARTHUR W. CURLEY Mr. Curley is a senior trial attorney in the California healthcare defense firm of Bradley, Curley, Barrabee & Kowalski, PC. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with honors in 1970, he obtained his J.D. in 1974 from the UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Dental Jurisprudence at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco and an Adjunct Faculty Professor at the University of California, San Francisco. As a trial attorney, he has been defending doctors for over 40 years and has presented risk management courses throughout the United States and Canada. He is an associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Curley has published several articles on risk management and authored chapters in numerous text books on oral surgery, endodontics and periodontics. THIS COURSE IS ONLY FOR DENTISTS, their Spouses and OFFICE MANAGERS (with approval from Dentist) MANAGING YOUR EMPLOYMENT and SOCIAL MEDIA RISKS Employment practices liabilities generally fall in three categories of wrongful employment: Wrongful Termination, Discrimination in Employment, and Sexual Harassment. In addition, as a result of technology, claims of violation of privacy in employment involving e-mails and internet usage have begun to appear. The program sets forth the legal foundations and trends in employment practices including: employment by contracts as compared to employment at will (1) termination for cause vs. retaliation; discrimination based upon health status (2) in addition to the classical issues of race, color, national origin, etc.; and harassment and/or discrimination based on gender issues that do not fit the typical case of male vs. female, and can in fact involve same gender harassment. The use of employment handbooks, grievance hearings, file documentation and distribution of employment department literature (3) are outlined as part of a risk management program. In addition, staff rights to privacy in employment are considered in light of staff use of e-mails and the internet, social media with staff and patients, with recommendations for acknowledgment and waivers by employees that allow an employer to monitor inappropriate use of such technology. In addition the program will review issues of defamation, HIPAA constraints, trade marker, copyright infringement, and counter actions. At the conclusion the author surveys the systems necessary to prevent employment and HIPAA claims and methods to obtain protection from unavoidable claims. (1) California Labor Code §2922 (2) Americans with Disability Act 28 USC § 12,000 (3) Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 29 CFR §601.30
    • “Forensic Dentistry, Dispelling the ‘CSI Effect Myth’ and “Dentistry’s Role in the Mass Disaster Scenario” ANTHONY ‘Rick’ CARDOZA DDS, D-ABFO

      Jan 25, 2019
      REGISTRATION-FORM-Cardoza Jan 2019 (3)Dispelling the “CSI Effect” Myth, An Overview of Contemporary Forensic Dentistry Synopsis: Because of the current popularity of forensic faire in television, the general public is getting a skewed view of the true nature of forensic investigation. This issue is commonly known as the “CSI effect”. In this seminar, Dr. Cardoza will dispel this myth as it relates to forensic odontology. Topics will include forensic dental identification of decedents of varying postmortem states including: skeletal, fragmented, decomposed, burned remains and pattern injuries as they relate to bite mark investigation not only in human bites but animal bites as well. Objectives: • Learn the varied roles of forensic dentists. ● Understand the forensic value of dental records. ● Recognize how to cooperate with the legal system. Understand forensic dental identification with the use of radiographs as well as by other means. Understand the various roles forensic dentists participate in with assisting law enforcement and death investigation agencies. Understand how dental records in your practice could be used in a forensic dental investigation. Dentistry’s Role in the Mass Disaster Scenario/Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence Recognition In this lecture, Dr. Cardoza will discuss the evolution of mass disaster management from the perspective of forensic dentistry. Learn how forensic dentists have participated in events such as commercial airline crashes, tsunamis, hurricanes, and wildfires. See how the postmortem record collection has evolved from analog to digital along with the integration of dental postmortem software programs. Also, as dental health care professionals, you are mandated by law to report patients you suspect have signs or symptoms of physical abuse. These patients may be children, adults, or the elderly. The law assumes that you have had training on recognition of signs of abuse and if you have not, the law requires you to become educated on the subject. This course will also familiarize you with what those signs may be as well as discuss what your reporting duties are and how to properly file a report if you do indeed suspect abuse on a patient. Objectives: • Recognize the use of dental records in a mass disaster. • Understand the role of the forensic dentist in a mass fatality. • Recognize signs and symptoms of physical abuse. • Understand what your reporting duties are for a physically abused patient. Understand the role that your dental record may play in the identification of a victim of a mass disaster. Be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of physical abuse especially in the head and neck area. Become familiarized with your reporting duties as a mandated reporter and how to properly file a report if you do indeed suspect abuse on a patient.
    • “New Advances in Caries Management: Rick Assessment, Silver Diamine Fluoride and Glass Ionomer Cement”

      Feb 22, 2019
      REGISTRATION FORM Feb 22 Young DOUGLAS A. YOUNG DDS, MS, MBA Dr. Young is an active and ardent educator in the field of minimally invasive dentistry, dental materials, and cariology. He serves on several boards and has presented at congresses around the world including the World Clinical Laser Institute, the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the World Congress of Minimal Invasive Dentistry, as well as several universities. He has also been published in several peer-reviewed dental journals and textbooks. In addition to speaking and publishing, Dr. Young also conducts extensive research on minimal invasive dentistry, lasers, and cariology. He has performed clinical trials using lasers, as well as studying caries inhibition by laser irradiation and optical caries detection technologies. He is an Associate Professor, University of the Pacific, and also an Associate Clinical Professor, Adjunct, at the University of California, San Francisco. He has an AB in Bacteriology from the University of California, Berkeley, a DDS from University of California, San Francisco, MBA from the University of the Pacific, Stockton, and MS in Oral Biology from the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Young completed a General Practice Residency at the VA Hospital, San Francisco in 1982. He decided to pursue full time teaching after 15 years in private practice. He is currently active in teaching clinical dentistry to the students at UOP and research at UCSF. New Advances in Caries Management: Risk Assessment, Silver Diamine Fluoride, and Glass Ionomer Cement Clinical practice today uses scientifically sound evidence-based approaches. There is a noticeable shift to the caries treatment paradigm by better preventing and managing caries as a disease. This presentation will present a scientific overview of caries management by risk assessment utilizing new tools such as the ADA Caries Classification System, silver diamine fluoride (SDF), and glass ionomer cement (GIC) to managing caries. The presentation provides an excellent update relevant to clinical applications for the dentist, hygienist, assistants and front office. Learning Objectives 1. Develop evidence-based treatment options based on individual risk factors. 2. Use the ADA CCS to determine nonsurgical and surgical approaches. 3. Demonstrate how to use SDF and GIC to treat caries.
    • Managing Your Employment and Social Media Risks Arthur W. Curley THIS COURSE IS ONLY FOR DENTISTS Spouses and Office Managers may attend with approval from Dentist

      Nov 2, 2018
      REGISTRATION FORM Nov 2018 Curley ARTHUR W. CURLEY Mr. Curley is a senior trial attorney in the California healthcare defense firm of Bradley, Curley, Barrabee & Kowalski, PC. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with honors in 1970, he obtained his J.D. in 1974 from the UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Dental Jurisprudence at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco and an Adjunct Faculty Professor at the University of California, San Francisco. As a trial attorney, he has been defending doctors for over 40 years and has presented risk management courses throughout the United States and Canada. He is an associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Curley has published several articles on risk management and authored chapters in numerous text books on oral surgery, endodontics and periodontics. THIS COURSE IS ONLY FOR DENTISTS, their Spouses and OFFICE MANAGERS (with approval from Dentist) MANAGING YOUR EMPLOYMENT and SOCIAL MEDIA RISKS Employment practices liabilities generally fall in three categories of wrongful employment: Wrongful Termination, Discrimination in Employment, and Sexual Harassment. In addition, as a result of technology, claims of violation of privacy in employment involving e-mails and internet usage have begun to appear. The program sets forth the legal foundations and trends in employment practices including: employment by contracts as compared to employment at will (1) termination for cause vs. retaliation; discrimination based upon health status (2) in addition to the classical issues of race, color, national origin, etc.; and harassment and/or discrimination based on gender issues that do not fit the typical case of male vs. female, and can in fact involve same gender harassment. The use of employment handbooks, grievance hearings, file documentation and distribution of employment department literature (3) are outlined as part of a risk management program. In addition, staff rights to privacy in employment are considered in light of staff use of e-mails and the internet, social media with staff and patients, with recommendations for acknowledgment and waivers by employees that allow an employer to monitor inappropriate use of such technology. In addition the program will review issues of defamation, HIPAA constraints, trade marker, copyright infringement, and counter actions. At the conclusion the author surveys the systems necessary to prevent employment and HIPAA claims and methods to obtain protection from unavoidable claims. (1) California Labor Code §2922 (2) Americans with Disability Act 28 USC § 12,000 (3) Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 29 CFR §601.30
    • “Forensic Dentistry, Dispelling the ‘CSI Effect Myth’ and “Dentistry’s Role in the Mass Disaster Scenario” ANTHONY ‘Rick’ CARDOZA DDS, D-ABFO

      Jan 25, 2019
      REGISTRATION-FORM-Cardoza Jan 2019 (3)Dispelling the “CSI Effect” Myth, An Overview of Contemporary Forensic Dentistry Synopsis: Because of the current popularity of forensic faire in television, the general public is getting a skewed view of the true nature of forensic investigation. This issue is commonly known as the “CSI effect”. In this seminar, Dr. Cardoza will dispel this myth as it relates to forensic odontology. Topics will include forensic dental identification of decedents of varying postmortem states including: skeletal, fragmented, decomposed, burned remains and pattern injuries as they relate to bite mark investigation not only in human bites but animal bites as well. Objectives: • Learn the varied roles of forensic dentists. ● Understand the forensic value of dental records. ● Recognize how to cooperate with the legal system. Understand forensic dental identification with the use of radiographs as well as by other means. Understand the various roles forensic dentists participate in with assisting law enforcement and death investigation agencies. Understand how dental records in your practice could be used in a forensic dental investigation. Dentistry’s Role in the Mass Disaster Scenario/Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence Recognition In this lecture, Dr. Cardoza will discuss the evolution of mass disaster management from the perspective of forensic dentistry. Learn how forensic dentists have participated in events such as commercial airline crashes, tsunamis, hurricanes, and wildfires. See how the postmortem record collection has evolved from analog to digital along with the integration of dental postmortem software programs. Also, as dental health care professionals, you are mandated by law to report patients you suspect have signs or symptoms of physical abuse. These patients may be children, adults, or the elderly. The law assumes that you have had training on recognition of signs of abuse and if you have not, the law requires you to become educated on the subject. This course will also familiarize you with what those signs may be as well as discuss what your reporting duties are and how to properly file a report if you do indeed suspect abuse on a patient. Objectives: • Recognize the use of dental records in a mass disaster. • Understand the role of the forensic dentist in a mass fatality. • Recognize signs and symptoms of physical abuse. • Understand what your reporting duties are for a physically abused patient. Understand the role that your dental record may play in the identification of a victim of a mass disaster. Be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of physical abuse especially in the head and neck area. Become familiarized with your reporting duties as a mandated reporter and how to properly file a report if you do indeed suspect abuse on a patient.
    • “New Advances in Caries Management: Rick Assessment, Silver Diamine Fluoride and Glass Ionomer Cement”

      Feb 22, 2019
      REGISTRATION FORM Feb 22 Young DOUGLAS A. YOUNG DDS, MS, MBA Dr. Young is an active and ardent educator in the field of minimally invasive dentistry, dental materials, and cariology. He serves on several boards and has presented at congresses around the world including the World Clinical Laser Institute, the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the World Congress of Minimal Invasive Dentistry, as well as several universities. He has also been published in several peer-reviewed dental journals and textbooks. In addition to speaking and publishing, Dr. Young also conducts extensive research on minimal invasive dentistry, lasers, and cariology. He has performed clinical trials using lasers, as well as studying caries inhibition by laser irradiation and optical caries detection technologies. He is an Associate Professor, University of the Pacific, and also an Associate Clinical Professor, Adjunct, at the University of California, San Francisco. He has an AB in Bacteriology from the University of California, Berkeley, a DDS from University of California, San Francisco, MBA from the University of the Pacific, Stockton, and MS in Oral Biology from the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Young completed a General Practice Residency at the VA Hospital, San Francisco in 1982. He decided to pursue full time teaching after 15 years in private practice. He is currently active in teaching clinical dentistry to the students at UOP and research at UCSF. New Advances in Caries Management: Risk Assessment, Silver Diamine Fluoride, and Glass Ionomer Cement Clinical practice today uses scientifically sound evidence-based approaches. There is a noticeable shift to the caries treatment paradigm by better preventing and managing caries as a disease. This presentation will present a scientific overview of caries management by risk assessment utilizing new tools such as the ADA Caries Classification System, silver diamine fluoride (SDF), and glass ionomer cement (GIC) to managing caries. The presentation provides an excellent update relevant to clinical applications for the dentist, hygienist, assistants and front office. Learning Objectives 1. Develop evidence-based treatment options based on individual risk factors. 2. Use the ADA CCS to determine nonsurgical and surgical approaches. 3. Demonstrate how to use SDF and GIC to treat caries.

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Northern California Dental Society shall be to encourage the improvement of the health of the public; to unite ethical practitioners of dentistry; to promote the art and science of dentistry and to represent the interests of the members of the Society and the public.

VISION STATEMENT

Strive to promote the value of membership through awareness of benefits; provide social networking events and increase support to new member dentists; improve the level of connection between the dentist and their communities and ensure that members feel like a vital part of the society.