Contact

NCDS

1957 Pine Street, Suite A
Redding, CA 96001

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

 

Email: ncds@sunset.net

Upcoming Events

    • “How to Identify Signs and Symptoms of TMD, Sleep Disordered Breathing and OSA” Farshid Ariz, DMD

      Jan 24, 2020
      REGISTRATION FORM Jan 2020 ArizHOW TO IDENTIFY SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS of TMD, SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING and OSA Since 2005, oral appliances have been outlined as a primary treatment for mild and moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. It is recommended that 25% of the American population be screened for sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and to date 90% have not been diagnosed. The most recognizable symptom of SDB is bruxism. The most common treatment is a nightguard. Current literature demonstrates that nightguards when produced with patients with apnea make their condition 50% worse, 40% of the time. It is estimated that 1 out of 5 patients who visited their general dentist or medical provider has experienced oral pain in their TMJ or facial muscles. Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) has ben identified as a major cause of non-dental pain in the orofacial region. This course will discuss why the need for a comprehensive evaluation of symptoms is necessary for successful treatment. The interdisciplinary treatment approach allows for success in therapies by appropriate healthcare providers and at what point in therapy a referral is indicated. An overview of how structural and postural changes of the head, neck and TM joints can be directly related to breathing. COURSE OBJECTIVES ● How to identify signs and symptoms of TMD, SDB and OSA ● Why the need for a comprehensive evaluation of symptoms is necessary for successful treatment ● How to be an integral part of the multidisciplinary team ● Understand the principles of examination and evaluation ● Understand the treatments for the most common TM disorders ● Comorbidities of chronic facial pain and obstructive sleep apnea and sleep bruxism ● Clinical recognition of mouth breathers
    • “Enhancing Building Patient Care and Building Your Practice” Mike Miyasaki, DDS

      Feb 28, 2020
      REGISTRATION FORM Feb 28 MiyasakiENHANCING EVERYDAY PATIENT CARE AND BUILDING YOUR PRACTICE Everyday dentistry has evolved in the 30+ years Dr. Michael Miyasaki has been in practice, and this presentation will provide information to make the average day more enjoyable and enhance the experience of the dental patient. Topics will include managing patient expectations and creating a remarkable dental visit, to placing direct composite restorations, the use of soft-tissue lasers, and affordable conservative aesthetic approaches. Practice management tips to help circumnavigate today’s changes in reimbursement will be given throughout the presentation. The focus will be to provide useful and applicable information to grow your practice. Learning objectives: 1. Attendees will understand the common approaches to bonding (total-etch, self-etch, and selective etch), the advantages to each, and key points to avoid sensitivity or restorative failure. 2. Attendees will see how to create the ideal contours for direct Class II restorations to minimize adjustments. 3. Attendees will see how to place direct posterior restorations by layering composite and using bulkfill composites and see why this could save hours a day. 4. Attendees will see how to close diastemas with composite, and what to look to avoid constricting the envelop of function and creating a TMD patient. 5. Attendees will understand how a soft-tissue laser works and how they fit into everyday patient care. 6. Attendees will see how indirect aesthetic restorations can be done successfully and affordably from case selection, patient consultation, and the clinical techniques.
    • “Systemic Cyclones, The Biology of Disease and Wellness” and “Red, White and Blue, What does it mean to you?” Amber Riley, MS, RDH, FAAFS

      Mar 27, 2020
      REGISTRATION FORM March 27 Riley“Systemic Cyclones, The Biology of Disease and Wellness” Synopsis: Like spokes on a wheel that never stops, the cycle of infection, immune response, inflammation and recovery will never ease as long as we live. This program examines the deadly synergistic exacerbation between cardiovascular disease (CVD), which is the leading cause of death and disability for men and women in North America, and, the contributing role oral disease plays in patients with CVD. The conditions of metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and their devastating cardiovascular effects that lead to the tragic outcomes of heart attack and stroke will be discussed. Learning Objectives: ● Review current understanding of the histology of inflammation ● Discuss the general physiology and cellular responses of a normal and abnormal inflammatory response ● Contrast the differences between acute and chronic inflammation, and their associated manifestations and complications ● To be able to provide a broader health education to your dental patient’s with confidence and motivation. ● Increase treatment plan acceptance by joining your patient’s current and past medical health history with their oral and periodontal disease. “Red, White and Blue, what does it mean to YOU? Practical Oral Pathology for the Dental Team” Synopsis: Oral lesions are a common finding in the dental practice. During this course attendees will receive not only a refresher program on the topic of oral pathology, but will also be brought up to date with the most current, relevant discussions of widespread oral pathologies including their origins, treatments and outcomes. The audience will learn valuable insights and techniques that can be immediately introduced into their clinical practice to improve patient care. Learning Objectives: ● Fundamental overview of the histology and pathogenesis of common and frequently encountered oral lesions, pathologies and the oral manifestations of systemic disease encountered in dental practice ● Recognition and differentiation of Red, White and Pigmented oral lesions ● Recognition of tissue alteration due to physical trauma or habit, localized disease and systemic illness ● Learn and implement a succinct yet thorough extra/intra oral examination process in to routine dental practice
    • “How to Identify Signs and Symptoms of TMD, Sleep Disordered Breathing and OSA” Farshid Ariz, DMD

      Jan 24, 2020
      REGISTRATION FORM Jan 2020 ArizHOW TO IDENTIFY SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS of TMD, SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING and OSA Since 2005, oral appliances have been outlined as a primary treatment for mild and moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. It is recommended that 25% of the American population be screened for sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and to date 90% have not been diagnosed. The most recognizable symptom of SDB is bruxism. The most common treatment is a nightguard. Current literature demonstrates that nightguards when produced with patients with apnea make their condition 50% worse, 40% of the time. It is estimated that 1 out of 5 patients who visited their general dentist or medical provider has experienced oral pain in their TMJ or facial muscles. Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) has ben identified as a major cause of non-dental pain in the orofacial region. This course will discuss why the need for a comprehensive evaluation of symptoms is necessary for successful treatment. The interdisciplinary treatment approach allows for success in therapies by appropriate healthcare providers and at what point in therapy a referral is indicated. An overview of how structural and postural changes of the head, neck and TM joints can be directly related to breathing. COURSE OBJECTIVES ● How to identify signs and symptoms of TMD, SDB and OSA ● Why the need for a comprehensive evaluation of symptoms is necessary for successful treatment ● How to be an integral part of the multidisciplinary team ● Understand the principles of examination and evaluation ● Understand the treatments for the most common TM disorders ● Comorbidities of chronic facial pain and obstructive sleep apnea and sleep bruxism ● Clinical recognition of mouth breathers
    • “Enhancing Building Patient Care and Building Your Practice” Mike Miyasaki, DDS

      Feb 28, 2020
      REGISTRATION FORM Feb 28 MiyasakiENHANCING EVERYDAY PATIENT CARE AND BUILDING YOUR PRACTICE Everyday dentistry has evolved in the 30+ years Dr. Michael Miyasaki has been in practice, and this presentation will provide information to make the average day more enjoyable and enhance the experience of the dental patient. Topics will include managing patient expectations and creating a remarkable dental visit, to placing direct composite restorations, the use of soft-tissue lasers, and affordable conservative aesthetic approaches. Practice management tips to help circumnavigate today’s changes in reimbursement will be given throughout the presentation. The focus will be to provide useful and applicable information to grow your practice. Learning objectives: 1. Attendees will understand the common approaches to bonding (total-etch, self-etch, and selective etch), the advantages to each, and key points to avoid sensitivity or restorative failure. 2. Attendees will see how to create the ideal contours for direct Class II restorations to minimize adjustments. 3. Attendees will see how to place direct posterior restorations by layering composite and using bulkfill composites and see why this could save hours a day. 4. Attendees will see how to close diastemas with composite, and what to look to avoid constricting the envelop of function and creating a TMD patient. 5. Attendees will understand how a soft-tissue laser works and how they fit into everyday patient care. 6. Attendees will see how indirect aesthetic restorations can be done successfully and affordably from case selection, patient consultation, and the clinical techniques.
    • “Systemic Cyclones, The Biology of Disease and Wellness” and “Red, White and Blue, What does it mean to you?” Amber Riley, MS, RDH, FAAFS

      Mar 27, 2020
      REGISTRATION FORM March 27 Riley“Systemic Cyclones, The Biology of Disease and Wellness” Synopsis: Like spokes on a wheel that never stops, the cycle of infection, immune response, inflammation and recovery will never ease as long as we live. This program examines the deadly synergistic exacerbation between cardiovascular disease (CVD), which is the leading cause of death and disability for men and women in North America, and, the contributing role oral disease plays in patients with CVD. The conditions of metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and their devastating cardiovascular effects that lead to the tragic outcomes of heart attack and stroke will be discussed. Learning Objectives: ● Review current understanding of the histology of inflammation ● Discuss the general physiology and cellular responses of a normal and abnormal inflammatory response ● Contrast the differences between acute and chronic inflammation, and their associated manifestations and complications ● To be able to provide a broader health education to your dental patient’s with confidence and motivation. ● Increase treatment plan acceptance by joining your patient’s current and past medical health history with their oral and periodontal disease. “Red, White and Blue, what does it mean to YOU? Practical Oral Pathology for the Dental Team” Synopsis: Oral lesions are a common finding in the dental practice. During this course attendees will receive not only a refresher program on the topic of oral pathology, but will also be brought up to date with the most current, relevant discussions of widespread oral pathologies including their origins, treatments and outcomes. The audience will learn valuable insights and techniques that can be immediately introduced into their clinical practice to improve patient care. Learning Objectives: ● Fundamental overview of the histology and pathogenesis of common and frequently encountered oral lesions, pathologies and the oral manifestations of systemic disease encountered in dental practice ● Recognition and differentiation of Red, White and Pigmented oral lesions ● Recognition of tissue alteration due to physical trauma or habit, localized disease and systemic illness ● Learn and implement a succinct yet thorough extra/intra oral examination process in to routine dental practice
    • “How to Identify Signs and Symptoms of TMD, Sleep Disordered Breathing and OSA” Farshid Ariz, DMD

      Jan 24, 2020
      REGISTRATION FORM Jan 2020 ArizHOW TO IDENTIFY SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS of TMD, SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING and OSA Since 2005, oral appliances have been outlined as a primary treatment for mild and moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. It is recommended that 25% of the American population be screened for sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and to date 90% have not been diagnosed. The most recognizable symptom of SDB is bruxism. The most common treatment is a nightguard. Current literature demonstrates that nightguards when produced with patients with apnea make their condition 50% worse, 40% of the time. It is estimated that 1 out of 5 patients who visited their general dentist or medical provider has experienced oral pain in their TMJ or facial muscles. Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) has ben identified as a major cause of non-dental pain in the orofacial region. This course will discuss why the need for a comprehensive evaluation of symptoms is necessary for successful treatment. The interdisciplinary treatment approach allows for success in therapies by appropriate healthcare providers and at what point in therapy a referral is indicated. An overview of how structural and postural changes of the head, neck and TM joints can be directly related to breathing. COURSE OBJECTIVES ● How to identify signs and symptoms of TMD, SDB and OSA ● Why the need for a comprehensive evaluation of symptoms is necessary for successful treatment ● How to be an integral part of the multidisciplinary team ● Understand the principles of examination and evaluation ● Understand the treatments for the most common TM disorders ● Comorbidities of chronic facial pain and obstructive sleep apnea and sleep bruxism ● Clinical recognition of mouth breathers
    • “Enhancing Building Patient Care and Building Your Practice” Mike Miyasaki, DDS

      Feb 28, 2020
      REGISTRATION FORM Feb 28 MiyasakiENHANCING EVERYDAY PATIENT CARE AND BUILDING YOUR PRACTICE Everyday dentistry has evolved in the 30+ years Dr. Michael Miyasaki has been in practice, and this presentation will provide information to make the average day more enjoyable and enhance the experience of the dental patient. Topics will include managing patient expectations and creating a remarkable dental visit, to placing direct composite restorations, the use of soft-tissue lasers, and affordable conservative aesthetic approaches. Practice management tips to help circumnavigate today’s changes in reimbursement will be given throughout the presentation. The focus will be to provide useful and applicable information to grow your practice. Learning objectives: 1. Attendees will understand the common approaches to bonding (total-etch, self-etch, and selective etch), the advantages to each, and key points to avoid sensitivity or restorative failure. 2. Attendees will see how to create the ideal contours for direct Class II restorations to minimize adjustments. 3. Attendees will see how to place direct posterior restorations by layering composite and using bulkfill composites and see why this could save hours a day. 4. Attendees will see how to close diastemas with composite, and what to look to avoid constricting the envelop of function and creating a TMD patient. 5. Attendees will understand how a soft-tissue laser works and how they fit into everyday patient care. 6. Attendees will see how indirect aesthetic restorations can be done successfully and affordably from case selection, patient consultation, and the clinical techniques.
    • “Systemic Cyclones, The Biology of Disease and Wellness” and “Red, White and Blue, What does it mean to you?” Amber Riley, MS, RDH, FAAFS

      Mar 27, 2020
      REGISTRATION FORM March 27 Riley“Systemic Cyclones, The Biology of Disease and Wellness” Synopsis: Like spokes on a wheel that never stops, the cycle of infection, immune response, inflammation and recovery will never ease as long as we live. This program examines the deadly synergistic exacerbation between cardiovascular disease (CVD), which is the leading cause of death and disability for men and women in North America, and, the contributing role oral disease plays in patients with CVD. The conditions of metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and their devastating cardiovascular effects that lead to the tragic outcomes of heart attack and stroke will be discussed. Learning Objectives: ● Review current understanding of the histology of inflammation ● Discuss the general physiology and cellular responses of a normal and abnormal inflammatory response ● Contrast the differences between acute and chronic inflammation, and their associated manifestations and complications ● To be able to provide a broader health education to your dental patient’s with confidence and motivation. ● Increase treatment plan acceptance by joining your patient’s current and past medical health history with their oral and periodontal disease. “Red, White and Blue, what does it mean to YOU? Practical Oral Pathology for the Dental Team” Synopsis: Oral lesions are a common finding in the dental practice. During this course attendees will receive not only a refresher program on the topic of oral pathology, but will also be brought up to date with the most current, relevant discussions of widespread oral pathologies including their origins, treatments and outcomes. The audience will learn valuable insights and techniques that can be immediately introduced into their clinical practice to improve patient care. Learning Objectives: ● Fundamental overview of the histology and pathogenesis of common and frequently encountered oral lesions, pathologies and the oral manifestations of systemic disease encountered in dental practice ● Recognition and differentiation of Red, White and Pigmented oral lesions ● Recognition of tissue alteration due to physical trauma or habit, localized disease and systemic illness ● Learn and implement a succinct yet thorough extra/intra oral examination process in to routine dental practice

NCDS 1957 Pine Street, Suite A Redding, CA 96001  

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.