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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

    • Cancer Prevention and Integrative Approaches to Pain for the Dental Team – TIERAONA LOW DOG MD

      Oct 18, 2019
      REGISTRATION FORM Oct 2019 Low Dog Tieraona Low Dog, MD is a physician, author, and educator. She practiced herbal medicine, midwifery, massage therapy, and martial arts) before earning her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Low Dog is one of the foremost experts in the United States on the safe and appropriate use of botanical remedies and dietary supplements. She has overseen the evaluation panel for supplement/botanical safety at the United States Pharmacopeia, including joint reviews with the Department of Defense, for the past twenty years. A prolific scholar, Dr. Low Dog has published 50 research articles in medical/science journals and written 24 chapters for medical textbooks. She has been honored with many awards from academia, public health, and industry throughout her 40-year career. Tieraona (tier-oh-nay) brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience to all that she does, but it is her rare ability to take complex scientific and medical information and make it highly accessible to the everyday person. With her warm and down-to-earth style, Tieraona has been invited to speak at more than 600 conferences, with her message of healthy nutrition, sensible dietary supplement use, integrative medicine, compassionate care, and deep ecology. She has authored five books, including four with National Geographic; Fortify Your Life, Healthy at Home, Life is Your Best Medicine, and Guide to Medicinal Herbs. Tieraona lives on a small ranch in the beautiful mountains outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she grows more than 40 medicinal herbs in addition to her vegetable garden. She spends her free time hiking with her husband and beloved Shepherds, riding her horses, and lovingly tends to her chickens. Cancer Prevention in the 21st Century – What the Dental Team Should Know Description: The National Cancer Institute estimates that roughly one-third of all cancer deaths may be diet and/or lifestyle related. What you eat can hurt you, but it can also help you. Many of the common foods found in grocery stores or organic markets contain cancer-fighting properties, from the antioxidants that neutralize the damage caused by free radicals to the powerful phytochemicals that scientists are just beginning to explore. Could broccoli really help protect against breast cancer? Does eating fish reduce the risk of colorectal cancer? Is green tea really good for you? Can how you live and think influence cancer? Come and explore the role of nutrition and lifestyle in cancer – and how you can give yourself an edge. Objectives: 1. Participants will be able to discuss the role of red and processed meats in the development of colorectal cancer. 2. Participants will be able to identify the role of fish and Omega-3 fatty acids in the prevention of colorectal cancer. 3. Participants will be able to identify key risk factors for gastrointestinal, prostate, breast, and lung cancers. 4. Participants will be able to describe the risks and benefits of the use of dietary supplements commonly recommended to reduce the risk of certain cancers. Integrative Approaches to Pain for the Dental Team Data show that more than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain: more than those with heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. While opioids are powerful allies in the management of pain, the risk of addiction, depression, central hypogonadism, sleep-disordered breathing, infections, cognitive impairment, falls, non-vertebral fractures, and mortality are increased in populations taking these medications long-term. Clinicians should be aware of the evidence of efficacy and safety for the use of complementary and integrative approaches to the management of pain, including an understanding of which conditions might be most amenable to these interventions. 1. Participants will be able to discuss the pros and cons of prescription drugs used for pain management. 2. Participants will be able to describe the benefits and risks for using over-the-counter analgesic medications. 3. Participants will be able to describe the evidence and risk for dietary supplements commonly used by patients for pain management. 4. Participants will be able to describe three strategies to enhance the patient experience using non-pharmacologic pain management solutions.
    • ‘Three Minutes to Save a Life’ and “Hot Stuff: The Fire Within’ KATHRYN GILLIAM, BA, RDH, FAAOSH

      Nov 1, 2019
        REGISTRATION FORM Nov 2019 GilliamKathryn Gilliam, BA, RDH, FAAOSH, is the founder and president of PerioLinks, LLC, an educational and clinical training company that works with dentists who want to grow their practices into the oral-wellness realm. Kathryn has been on the front lines of early detection of oral cancer throughout her thirty-year career. She serves on the advisory board of the Oral Cancer Foundation and as the Director of Education of Oral Cancer Cause. A pioneer and advocate for incorporating the latest scientific research on the oral – systemic link into clinical practice, Kathryn empowers dental professionals to elevate their standard of care with protocols based on sound scientific principles. Under Kathryn’s guidance, dental hygienists become oral healthcare practitioners who powerfully impact the lives and health of their patients. The results are record growth in new patients, treatment acceptance, and total production, as well as healthier, happier patients and teams. Kathryn’s motto is: “We’re not just cleaning teeth, we’re saving lives.” Three Minutes to Save A Life In this interactive workshop, Kathryn Gilliam emphasizes the importance of early oral cancer detection and caring for cancer patients in the general dental office. Distinguish cancer risks including tobacco, alcohol, and the Human Papilloma Virus, and recognize those people at highest risk. Learning Objectives: • Acknowledge the importance of early oral cancer detection and develop a philosophy of care • Highlight risk factors including alcohol, tobacco, and HPV • Review available early detection devices • Learn and practice extra- and intra-oral examination techniques • Know how to explain the screening process and skillfully verbalize your findings with the patient • Learn how to identify and utilize the correct terminology to accurately describe lesions • Discuss cytology, biopsy, referral, and follow-up protocols • Gain techniques for the management of the side effects and oral manifestations of chemotherapy and radiation Hot Stuff: The Fire Within Periodontal disease contributes to many catastrophic systemic illnesses, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dental professionals can impact patient wellness by utilizing a medical model of care in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. In this comprehensive, fast-paced course, explore the science behind the oral-systemic connection and survey systemic diseases associated with periodontal disease. Identify how to integrate diagnostic testing into the practice, implement adjunctive therapies, and compare home hygiene options. In addition, examine medical conditions, such as diabetes and cancer, that affect dental treatment, and learn how to manage medically compromised patients. Learning Objectives: • Comprehend the role of keystone bacteria and inflammation in periodontal disease and its effect on systemic health • Illuminate the significance and challenges of oral biofilm • Discover how medical wound care protocols can be utilized in the treatment of periodontal disease • Recognize systemic health problems within the dental maintenance appointment • Explore leading-edge techniques and technologies to enhance periodontal treatment • Learn the screening tools used to determine the extent of periodontal infection and genetic risk • Elevate communication skills to educate and engage patients in their health choices and treatment considerations • Hone communication techniques for sharing screening information and coordinating treatment recommendations with physicians
    • “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
    • Cancer Prevention and Integrative Approaches to Pain for the Dental Team – TIERAONA LOW DOG MD

      Oct 18, 2019
      REGISTRATION FORM Oct 2019 Low Dog Tieraona Low Dog, MD is a physician, author, and educator. She practiced herbal medicine, midwifery, massage therapy, and martial arts) before earning her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Low Dog is one of the foremost experts in the United States on the safe and appropriate use of botanical remedies and dietary supplements. She has overseen the evaluation panel for supplement/botanical safety at the United States Pharmacopeia, including joint reviews with the Department of Defense, for the past twenty years. A prolific scholar, Dr. Low Dog has published 50 research articles in medical/science journals and written 24 chapters for medical textbooks. She has been honored with many awards from academia, public health, and industry throughout her 40-year career. Tieraona (tier-oh-nay) brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience to all that she does, but it is her rare ability to take complex scientific and medical information and make it highly accessible to the everyday person. With her warm and down-to-earth style, Tieraona has been invited to speak at more than 600 conferences, with her message of healthy nutrition, sensible dietary supplement use, integrative medicine, compassionate care, and deep ecology. She has authored five books, including four with National Geographic; Fortify Your Life, Healthy at Home, Life is Your Best Medicine, and Guide to Medicinal Herbs. Tieraona lives on a small ranch in the beautiful mountains outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she grows more than 40 medicinal herbs in addition to her vegetable garden. She spends her free time hiking with her husband and beloved Shepherds, riding her horses, and lovingly tends to her chickens. Cancer Prevention in the 21st Century – What the Dental Team Should Know Description: The National Cancer Institute estimates that roughly one-third of all cancer deaths may be diet and/or lifestyle related. What you eat can hurt you, but it can also help you. Many of the common foods found in grocery stores or organic markets contain cancer-fighting properties, from the antioxidants that neutralize the damage caused by free radicals to the powerful phytochemicals that scientists are just beginning to explore. Could broccoli really help protect against breast cancer? Does eating fish reduce the risk of colorectal cancer? Is green tea really good for you? Can how you live and think influence cancer? Come and explore the role of nutrition and lifestyle in cancer – and how you can give yourself an edge. Objectives: 1. Participants will be able to discuss the role of red and processed meats in the development of colorectal cancer. 2. Participants will be able to identify the role of fish and Omega-3 fatty acids in the prevention of colorectal cancer. 3. Participants will be able to identify key risk factors for gastrointestinal, prostate, breast, and lung cancers. 4. Participants will be able to describe the risks and benefits of the use of dietary supplements commonly recommended to reduce the risk of certain cancers. Integrative Approaches to Pain for the Dental Team Data show that more than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain: more than those with heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. While opioids are powerful allies in the management of pain, the risk of addiction, depression, central hypogonadism, sleep-disordered breathing, infections, cognitive impairment, falls, non-vertebral fractures, and mortality are increased in populations taking these medications long-term. Clinicians should be aware of the evidence of efficacy and safety for the use of complementary and integrative approaches to the management of pain, including an understanding of which conditions might be most amenable to these interventions. 1. Participants will be able to discuss the pros and cons of prescription drugs used for pain management. 2. Participants will be able to describe the benefits and risks for using over-the-counter analgesic medications. 3. Participants will be able to describe the evidence and risk for dietary supplements commonly used by patients for pain management. 4. Participants will be able to describe three strategies to enhance the patient experience using non-pharmacologic pain management solutions.
    • ‘Three Minutes to Save a Life’ and “Hot Stuff: The Fire Within’ KATHRYN GILLIAM, BA, RDH, FAAOSH

      Nov 1, 2019
        REGISTRATION FORM Nov 2019 GilliamKathryn Gilliam, BA, RDH, FAAOSH, is the founder and president of PerioLinks, LLC, an educational and clinical training company that works with dentists who want to grow their practices into the oral-wellness realm. Kathryn has been on the front lines of early detection of oral cancer throughout her thirty-year career. She serves on the advisory board of the Oral Cancer Foundation and as the Director of Education of Oral Cancer Cause. A pioneer and advocate for incorporating the latest scientific research on the oral – systemic link into clinical practice, Kathryn empowers dental professionals to elevate their standard of care with protocols based on sound scientific principles. Under Kathryn’s guidance, dental hygienists become oral healthcare practitioners who powerfully impact the lives and health of their patients. The results are record growth in new patients, treatment acceptance, and total production, as well as healthier, happier patients and teams. Kathryn’s motto is: “We’re not just cleaning teeth, we’re saving lives.” Three Minutes to Save A Life In this interactive workshop, Kathryn Gilliam emphasizes the importance of early oral cancer detection and caring for cancer patients in the general dental office. Distinguish cancer risks including tobacco, alcohol, and the Human Papilloma Virus, and recognize those people at highest risk. Learning Objectives: • Acknowledge the importance of early oral cancer detection and develop a philosophy of care • Highlight risk factors including alcohol, tobacco, and HPV • Review available early detection devices • Learn and practice extra- and intra-oral examination techniques • Know how to explain the screening process and skillfully verbalize your findings with the patient • Learn how to identify and utilize the correct terminology to accurately describe lesions • Discuss cytology, biopsy, referral, and follow-up protocols • Gain techniques for the management of the side effects and oral manifestations of chemotherapy and radiation Hot Stuff: The Fire Within Periodontal disease contributes to many catastrophic systemic illnesses, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dental professionals can impact patient wellness by utilizing a medical model of care in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. In this comprehensive, fast-paced course, explore the science behind the oral-systemic connection and survey systemic diseases associated with periodontal disease. Identify how to integrate diagnostic testing into the practice, implement adjunctive therapies, and compare home hygiene options. In addition, examine medical conditions, such as diabetes and cancer, that affect dental treatment, and learn how to manage medically compromised patients. Learning Objectives: • Comprehend the role of keystone bacteria and inflammation in periodontal disease and its effect on systemic health • Illuminate the significance and challenges of oral biofilm • Discover how medical wound care protocols can be utilized in the treatment of periodontal disease • Recognize systemic health problems within the dental maintenance appointment • Explore leading-edge techniques and technologies to enhance periodontal treatment • Learn the screening tools used to determine the extent of periodontal infection and genetic risk • Elevate communication skills to educate and engage patients in their health choices and treatment considerations • Hone communication techniques for sharing screening information and coordinating treatment recommendations with physicians
    • “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
    • Cancer Prevention and Integrative Approaches to Pain for the Dental Team – TIERAONA LOW DOG MD

      Oct 18, 2019
      REGISTRATION FORM Oct 2019 Low Dog Tieraona Low Dog, MD is a physician, author, and educator. She practiced herbal medicine, midwifery, massage therapy, and martial arts) before earning her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Low Dog is one of the foremost experts in the United States on the safe and appropriate use of botanical remedies and dietary supplements. She has overseen the evaluation panel for supplement/botanical safety at the United States Pharmacopeia, including joint reviews with the Department of Defense, for the past twenty years. A prolific scholar, Dr. Low Dog has published 50 research articles in medical/science journals and written 24 chapters for medical textbooks. She has been honored with many awards from academia, public health, and industry throughout her 40-year career. Tieraona (tier-oh-nay) brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience to all that she does, but it is her rare ability to take complex scientific and medical information and make it highly accessible to the everyday person. With her warm and down-to-earth style, Tieraona has been invited to speak at more than 600 conferences, with her message of healthy nutrition, sensible dietary supplement use, integrative medicine, compassionate care, and deep ecology. She has authored five books, including four with National Geographic; Fortify Your Life, Healthy at Home, Life is Your Best Medicine, and Guide to Medicinal Herbs. Tieraona lives on a small ranch in the beautiful mountains outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she grows more than 40 medicinal herbs in addition to her vegetable garden. She spends her free time hiking with her husband and beloved Shepherds, riding her horses, and lovingly tends to her chickens. Cancer Prevention in the 21st Century – What the Dental Team Should Know Description: The National Cancer Institute estimates that roughly one-third of all cancer deaths may be diet and/or lifestyle related. What you eat can hurt you, but it can also help you. Many of the common foods found in grocery stores or organic markets contain cancer-fighting properties, from the antioxidants that neutralize the damage caused by free radicals to the powerful phytochemicals that scientists are just beginning to explore. Could broccoli really help protect against breast cancer? Does eating fish reduce the risk of colorectal cancer? Is green tea really good for you? Can how you live and think influence cancer? Come and explore the role of nutrition and lifestyle in cancer – and how you can give yourself an edge. Objectives: 1. Participants will be able to discuss the role of red and processed meats in the development of colorectal cancer. 2. Participants will be able to identify the role of fish and Omega-3 fatty acids in the prevention of colorectal cancer. 3. Participants will be able to identify key risk factors for gastrointestinal, prostate, breast, and lung cancers. 4. Participants will be able to describe the risks and benefits of the use of dietary supplements commonly recommended to reduce the risk of certain cancers. Integrative Approaches to Pain for the Dental Team Data show that more than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain: more than those with heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. While opioids are powerful allies in the management of pain, the risk of addiction, depression, central hypogonadism, sleep-disordered breathing, infections, cognitive impairment, falls, non-vertebral fractures, and mortality are increased in populations taking these medications long-term. Clinicians should be aware of the evidence of efficacy and safety for the use of complementary and integrative approaches to the management of pain, including an understanding of which conditions might be most amenable to these interventions. 1. Participants will be able to discuss the pros and cons of prescription drugs used for pain management. 2. Participants will be able to describe the benefits and risks for using over-the-counter analgesic medications. 3. Participants will be able to describe the evidence and risk for dietary supplements commonly used by patients for pain management. 4. Participants will be able to describe three strategies to enhance the patient experience using non-pharmacologic pain management solutions.
    • ‘Three Minutes to Save a Life’ and “Hot Stuff: The Fire Within’ KATHRYN GILLIAM, BA, RDH, FAAOSH

      Nov 1, 2019
        REGISTRATION FORM Nov 2019 GilliamKathryn Gilliam, BA, RDH, FAAOSH, is the founder and president of PerioLinks, LLC, an educational and clinical training company that works with dentists who want to grow their practices into the oral-wellness realm. Kathryn has been on the front lines of early detection of oral cancer throughout her thirty-year career. She serves on the advisory board of the Oral Cancer Foundation and as the Director of Education of Oral Cancer Cause. A pioneer and advocate for incorporating the latest scientific research on the oral – systemic link into clinical practice, Kathryn empowers dental professionals to elevate their standard of care with protocols based on sound scientific principles. Under Kathryn’s guidance, dental hygienists become oral healthcare practitioners who powerfully impact the lives and health of their patients. The results are record growth in new patients, treatment acceptance, and total production, as well as healthier, happier patients and teams. Kathryn’s motto is: “We’re not just cleaning teeth, we’re saving lives.” Three Minutes to Save A Life In this interactive workshop, Kathryn Gilliam emphasizes the importance of early oral cancer detection and caring for cancer patients in the general dental office. Distinguish cancer risks including tobacco, alcohol, and the Human Papilloma Virus, and recognize those people at highest risk. Learning Objectives: • Acknowledge the importance of early oral cancer detection and develop a philosophy of care • Highlight risk factors including alcohol, tobacco, and HPV • Review available early detection devices • Learn and practice extra- and intra-oral examination techniques • Know how to explain the screening process and skillfully verbalize your findings with the patient • Learn how to identify and utilize the correct terminology to accurately describe lesions • Discuss cytology, biopsy, referral, and follow-up protocols • Gain techniques for the management of the side effects and oral manifestations of chemotherapy and radiation Hot Stuff: The Fire Within Periodontal disease contributes to many catastrophic systemic illnesses, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dental professionals can impact patient wellness by utilizing a medical model of care in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. In this comprehensive, fast-paced course, explore the science behind the oral-systemic connection and survey systemic diseases associated with periodontal disease. Identify how to integrate diagnostic testing into the practice, implement adjunctive therapies, and compare home hygiene options. In addition, examine medical conditions, such as diabetes and cancer, that affect dental treatment, and learn how to manage medically compromised patients. Learning Objectives: • Comprehend the role of keystone bacteria and inflammation in periodontal disease and its effect on systemic health • Illuminate the significance and challenges of oral biofilm • Discover how medical wound care protocols can be utilized in the treatment of periodontal disease • Recognize systemic health problems within the dental maintenance appointment • Explore leading-edge techniques and technologies to enhance periodontal treatment • Learn the screening tools used to determine the extent of periodontal infection and genetic risk • Elevate communication skills to educate and engage patients in their health choices and treatment considerations • Hone communication techniques for sharing screening information and coordinating treatment recommendations with physicians
    • “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

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.