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

    • “Oral Cancer Screening – The Urgent Need For Change” JO-ANN JONES RDH International Oral Cancer Speaker

      Sep 21, 2018
      ORAL CANCER SCREENING – THE URGENT NEED FOR CHANGE REGISTRATION FORM Sept 2018 Jones According to the CDC, nearly all sexually active adults will have the HPV infection in their lifetime. This is fueling an escalating rise in the incidence of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer. By the year 2020, HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer is expected to be the leading HPV-related cancer surpassing cervical cancer. The historic etiologic patterns related to exposure to alcohol and tobacco are declining, while HPV is becoming increasingly more common. What are the implications to dentistry and how should our oral cancer screening be adjusted to compensate for this new profile? There are many questions arising due to this escalation. How is the virus transmitted and once and infection becomes active, will it ever go away? How does an infection transform into a malignancy? Who is at risk? Why are men at least 6x more predisposed to HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer? Above all, how do we communicate this to today’s dental patient? All of these questions and many more will be answered in a frank, open discussion complemented by a guided visual gallery of HPV lesions. High risk extraoral and intraoral anatomical areas will be reviewed well as identifying the subtle life-saving signs that accompany HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer that are so often overlooked. Today’s dental professional needs to be informed and be pro-active. LEARNING OUTCOMES The attendee will be able to: • Understand critical statistical information regarding oral and oropharyngeal cancer that every dental professional needs to know • Discuss the transmission of the virus and the transformation to malignancy • Recognize the critical components of a comprehensive extraoral and intraoral examination and the life-saving subtle symptoms • Identify the dental professional’s role in early discovery of mucosal tissue changes and potentially life-saving outcome through screening methods • Be equipped with clinical and educational resources for your dental practice
    • “Diagnosis, Design and Treatment Principles that Optimize Success with Single Implants” and “Computer Aided Engineering of Complete Dentures and Implant Prostheses: A Rapidly Expanding Surgery” CHARLES J GOODACRE, DDS, MSD

      Oct 12, 2018
      REGISTRATION FORM Oct 2018 Goodacre Charles J Goodacre, DDS, MSD Dr. Goodacre received his DDS degree from Loma Linda University and completed a three-year combined program in Prosthodontics and Dental Materials at Indiana University. He served as Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics at Indiana University and as Dean of the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Past President of the American Board of Prosthodontics, and Academy of Prosthodontics. He currently holds the title of Distinguished Professor and teaches in the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics at Loma Linda University and maintains a prosthodontic practice. (Morning Session) Diagnosis, Design and Treatment Principles that Optimize Success with Single Implants and their Crowns Course Description This course will provide a comprehensive review of the scientific principles and clinical procedures required to provide optimal diagnosis and prosthesis design for patients who will be receiving single implants. The presentation will show a large number of clinical examples to illustrate both the principles and clinical procedures used. Course Objectives: 1. Describe the principles used to design single crowns for implants 2. Identify methods of managing less than optimal implant placements 3. Discuss the importance of cervical contour, marginal fit, and surface smoothness in achieving optimal soft tissue results (Afternoon Session) Computer-Aided Engineering of Complete Dentures and Implant Prostheses: A Rapidly Expanding Synergy Course Description Complete denture design and fabrication has been simplified using digital technology that combines CAD/CAM with automation tools. This process has been available for over 3 years allowing patient treatments to be completed in 2 or 3 appointments. Numerous clinical advancements and features have emerged since the process was introduced. This presentation will review the current status of clinical and technical procedures, illustrate and discuss the expanded options currently available, and show how the technology is being applied to implant prosthodontics, including the immediate loading of fixed complete dentures. Recent innovations continue to expand applications of the process and they will be included in the presentation. Course Objectives: Following this presentation, attendees with be able to: 1. Identify the advantages of CAD/CAM fabricated protheses 2. Understand the steps used to record the required clinical information 3. Describe the recent innovation and new clinical applications of the process
    • 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
    • “Oral Cancer Screening – The Urgent Need For Change” JO-ANN JONES RDH International Oral Cancer Speaker

      Sep 21, 2018
      ORAL CANCER SCREENING – THE URGENT NEED FOR CHANGE REGISTRATION FORM Sept 2018 Jones According to the CDC, nearly all sexually active adults will have the HPV infection in their lifetime. This is fueling an escalating rise in the incidence of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer. By the year 2020, HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer is expected to be the leading HPV-related cancer surpassing cervical cancer. The historic etiologic patterns related to exposure to alcohol and tobacco are declining, while HPV is becoming increasingly more common. What are the implications to dentistry and how should our oral cancer screening be adjusted to compensate for this new profile? There are many questions arising due to this escalation. How is the virus transmitted and once and infection becomes active, will it ever go away? How does an infection transform into a malignancy? Who is at risk? Why are men at least 6x more predisposed to HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer? Above all, how do we communicate this to today’s dental patient? All of these questions and many more will be answered in a frank, open discussion complemented by a guided visual gallery of HPV lesions. High risk extraoral and intraoral anatomical areas will be reviewed well as identifying the subtle life-saving signs that accompany HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer that are so often overlooked. Today’s dental professional needs to be informed and be pro-active. LEARNING OUTCOMES The attendee will be able to: • Understand critical statistical information regarding oral and oropharyngeal cancer that every dental professional needs to know • Discuss the transmission of the virus and the transformation to malignancy • Recognize the critical components of a comprehensive extraoral and intraoral examination and the life-saving subtle symptoms • Identify the dental professional’s role in early discovery of mucosal tissue changes and potentially life-saving outcome through screening methods • Be equipped with clinical and educational resources for your dental practice
    • “Diagnosis, Design and Treatment Principles that Optimize Success with Single Implants” and “Computer Aided Engineering of Complete Dentures and Implant Prostheses: A Rapidly Expanding Surgery” CHARLES J GOODACRE, DDS, MSD

      Oct 12, 2018
      REGISTRATION FORM Oct 2018 Goodacre Charles J Goodacre, DDS, MSD Dr. Goodacre received his DDS degree from Loma Linda University and completed a three-year combined program in Prosthodontics and Dental Materials at Indiana University. He served as Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics at Indiana University and as Dean of the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Past President of the American Board of Prosthodontics, and Academy of Prosthodontics. He currently holds the title of Distinguished Professor and teaches in the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics at Loma Linda University and maintains a prosthodontic practice. (Morning Session) Diagnosis, Design and Treatment Principles that Optimize Success with Single Implants and their Crowns Course Description This course will provide a comprehensive review of the scientific principles and clinical procedures required to provide optimal diagnosis and prosthesis design for patients who will be receiving single implants. The presentation will show a large number of clinical examples to illustrate both the principles and clinical procedures used. Course Objectives: 1. Describe the principles used to design single crowns for implants 2. Identify methods of managing less than optimal implant placements 3. Discuss the importance of cervical contour, marginal fit, and surface smoothness in achieving optimal soft tissue results (Afternoon Session) Computer-Aided Engineering of Complete Dentures and Implant Prostheses: A Rapidly Expanding Synergy Course Description Complete denture design and fabrication has been simplified using digital technology that combines CAD/CAM with automation tools. This process has been available for over 3 years allowing patient treatments to be completed in 2 or 3 appointments. Numerous clinical advancements and features have emerged since the process was introduced. This presentation will review the current status of clinical and technical procedures, illustrate and discuss the expanded options currently available, and show how the technology is being applied to implant prosthodontics, including the immediate loading of fixed complete dentures. Recent innovations continue to expand applications of the process and they will be included in the presentation. Course Objectives: Following this presentation, attendees with be able to: 1. Identify the advantages of CAD/CAM fabricated protheses 2. Understand the steps used to record the required clinical information 3. Describe the recent innovation and new clinical applications of the process
    • 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
    • “Oral Cancer Screening – The Urgent Need For Change” JO-ANN JONES RDH International Oral Cancer Speaker

      Sep 21, 2018
      ORAL CANCER SCREENING – THE URGENT NEED FOR CHANGE REGISTRATION FORM Sept 2018 Jones According to the CDC, nearly all sexually active adults will have the HPV infection in their lifetime. This is fueling an escalating rise in the incidence of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer. By the year 2020, HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer is expected to be the leading HPV-related cancer surpassing cervical cancer. The historic etiologic patterns related to exposure to alcohol and tobacco are declining, while HPV is becoming increasingly more common. What are the implications to dentistry and how should our oral cancer screening be adjusted to compensate for this new profile? There are many questions arising due to this escalation. How is the virus transmitted and once and infection becomes active, will it ever go away? How does an infection transform into a malignancy? Who is at risk? Why are men at least 6x more predisposed to HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer? Above all, how do we communicate this to today’s dental patient? All of these questions and many more will be answered in a frank, open discussion complemented by a guided visual gallery of HPV lesions. High risk extraoral and intraoral anatomical areas will be reviewed well as identifying the subtle life-saving signs that accompany HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer that are so often overlooked. Today’s dental professional needs to be informed and be pro-active. LEARNING OUTCOMES The attendee will be able to: • Understand critical statistical information regarding oral and oropharyngeal cancer that every dental professional needs to know • Discuss the transmission of the virus and the transformation to malignancy • Recognize the critical components of a comprehensive extraoral and intraoral examination and the life-saving subtle symptoms • Identify the dental professional’s role in early discovery of mucosal tissue changes and potentially life-saving outcome through screening methods • Be equipped with clinical and educational resources for your dental practice
    • “Diagnosis, Design and Treatment Principles that Optimize Success with Single Implants” and “Computer Aided Engineering of Complete Dentures and Implant Prostheses: A Rapidly Expanding Surgery” CHARLES J GOODACRE, DDS, MSD

      Oct 12, 2018
      REGISTRATION FORM Oct 2018 Goodacre Charles J Goodacre, DDS, MSD Dr. Goodacre received his DDS degree from Loma Linda University and completed a three-year combined program in Prosthodontics and Dental Materials at Indiana University. He served as Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics at Indiana University and as Dean of the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Past President of the American Board of Prosthodontics, and Academy of Prosthodontics. He currently holds the title of Distinguished Professor and teaches in the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics at Loma Linda University and maintains a prosthodontic practice. (Morning Session) Diagnosis, Design and Treatment Principles that Optimize Success with Single Implants and their Crowns Course Description This course will provide a comprehensive review of the scientific principles and clinical procedures required to provide optimal diagnosis and prosthesis design for patients who will be receiving single implants. The presentation will show a large number of clinical examples to illustrate both the principles and clinical procedures used. Course Objectives: 1. Describe the principles used to design single crowns for implants 2. Identify methods of managing less than optimal implant placements 3. Discuss the importance of cervical contour, marginal fit, and surface smoothness in achieving optimal soft tissue results (Afternoon Session) Computer-Aided Engineering of Complete Dentures and Implant Prostheses: A Rapidly Expanding Synergy Course Description Complete denture design and fabrication has been simplified using digital technology that combines CAD/CAM with automation tools. This process has been available for over 3 years allowing patient treatments to be completed in 2 or 3 appointments. Numerous clinical advancements and features have emerged since the process was introduced. This presentation will review the current status of clinical and technical procedures, illustrate and discuss the expanded options currently available, and show how the technology is being applied to implant prosthodontics, including the immediate loading of fixed complete dentures. Recent innovations continue to expand applications of the process and they will be included in the presentation. Course Objectives: Following this presentation, attendees with be able to: 1. Identify the advantages of CAD/CAM fabricated protheses 2. Understand the steps used to record the required clinical information 3. Describe the recent innovation and new clinical applications of the process
    • 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

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.