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

    • Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training – CHICO LOCATION

      Sep 13, 2019
      REGISTRATION FORM Sexual harassment August New Law Requires Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training for All Employees The new law, SB1343 employers with 5+ employees must provide: (1) Two hours of sexual harassment prevention training to all supervisory employees (2) One hour of sexual harassment prevention training to all non-supervisory employees ● Part-time and temporary employees, plus independent contractors count toward the minimum employee count of five employees ● Must be done by January 1, 2020 ● Training must occur within six months of the employee starting the position (and every two years thereafter) ● Sexual harassment prevention training can be conducted individually or as a group ● Sexual harassment prevention training may be in conjunction with other training and may be given in shorter time segments, as long as the two-hour requirement for supervisory employees and the one-hour requirement for non-supervisory employees is met. Every employee needs to understand what sexual harassment is, what the law requires, how to report it, and your company’s policy and reporting mechanisms. But supervisors need additional information on their prevention obligations, including handling complaints, investigations, and corrective actions. Interactive training with examples that can help flesh out those gray areas that employees and managers often struggle with is beneficial in meeting your prevention goals.  
    • “How to Eat Candy” and “The Potty Mouth Predicament” BRIAN NOVY, DDS

      Sep 20, 2019
      REGISTRATION FORM Sept 2019Novy HOW TO EAT CANDY: Depriving cariogenic bacteria of sugar is the cornerstone of traditional caries management, yet the science of CAMBRA takes cariology to a whole new level. If you’re still telling patients to, “Brush, floss and use flouride toothpaste” you’re going to be surprised by the myriad of treatment options available today. Streptococcus mutans has more to fear than stronger flouride and more of it, as dentistry embraces oral healthcare. At the end of this course, participants should be able to: * Identify risk factors leading to caries *Explain the role of commensals *Implement disease management in practice *Safely consume a variety of candy and sugary beverages * Prolong the life of restorations in all patients. THE POTTY MOUTH PREDICAMENT: Sometimes it seems as though our patients don’t grasp the basic concept of home care. Other times our patients with impeccable hygiene develop rampant decay and we feel helpless because we can’t figure out what’s going on. the mouth is a remarkable environment that cariologists are finally beginning to understand, and so can you. Come learn everything you didn’t know about plaque and the amazing organisms that make the mouth a wonderful place to work. COURSE OBJECTIVES: * Explain the mixed ecological approach to caries causation * Understand when to recommend appropriate therapies * Stop “watching”lesions and see them get smaller.
    • 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.
    • Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training – CHICO LOCATION

      Sep 13, 2019
      REGISTRATION FORM Sexual harassment August New Law Requires Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training for All Employees The new law, SB1343 employers with 5+ employees must provide: (1) Two hours of sexual harassment prevention training to all supervisory employees (2) One hour of sexual harassment prevention training to all non-supervisory employees ● Part-time and temporary employees, plus independent contractors count toward the minimum employee count of five employees ● Must be done by January 1, 2020 ● Training must occur within six months of the employee starting the position (and every two years thereafter) ● Sexual harassment prevention training can be conducted individually or as a group ● Sexual harassment prevention training may be in conjunction with other training and may be given in shorter time segments, as long as the two-hour requirement for supervisory employees and the one-hour requirement for non-supervisory employees is met. Every employee needs to understand what sexual harassment is, what the law requires, how to report it, and your company’s policy and reporting mechanisms. But supervisors need additional information on their prevention obligations, including handling complaints, investigations, and corrective actions. Interactive training with examples that can help flesh out those gray areas that employees and managers often struggle with is beneficial in meeting your prevention goals.  
    • “How to Eat Candy” and “The Potty Mouth Predicament” BRIAN NOVY, DDS

      Sep 20, 2019
      REGISTRATION FORM Sept 2019Novy HOW TO EAT CANDY: Depriving cariogenic bacteria of sugar is the cornerstone of traditional caries management, yet the science of CAMBRA takes cariology to a whole new level. If you’re still telling patients to, “Brush, floss and use flouride toothpaste” you’re going to be surprised by the myriad of treatment options available today. Streptococcus mutans has more to fear than stronger flouride and more of it, as dentistry embraces oral healthcare. At the end of this course, participants should be able to: * Identify risk factors leading to caries *Explain the role of commensals *Implement disease management in practice *Safely consume a variety of candy and sugary beverages * Prolong the life of restorations in all patients. THE POTTY MOUTH PREDICAMENT: Sometimes it seems as though our patients don’t grasp the basic concept of home care. Other times our patients with impeccable hygiene develop rampant decay and we feel helpless because we can’t figure out what’s going on. the mouth is a remarkable environment that cariologists are finally beginning to understand, and so can you. Come learn everything you didn’t know about plaque and the amazing organisms that make the mouth a wonderful place to work. COURSE OBJECTIVES: * Explain the mixed ecological approach to caries causation * Understand when to recommend appropriate therapies * Stop “watching”lesions and see them get smaller.
    • 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.
    • Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training – CHICO LOCATION

      Sep 13, 2019
      REGISTRATION FORM Sexual harassment August New Law Requires Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training for All Employees The new law, SB1343 employers with 5+ employees must provide: (1) Two hours of sexual harassment prevention training to all supervisory employees (2) One hour of sexual harassment prevention training to all non-supervisory employees ● Part-time and temporary employees, plus independent contractors count toward the minimum employee count of five employees ● Must be done by January 1, 2020 ● Training must occur within six months of the employee starting the position (and every two years thereafter) ● Sexual harassment prevention training can be conducted individually or as a group ● Sexual harassment prevention training may be in conjunction with other training and may be given in shorter time segments, as long as the two-hour requirement for supervisory employees and the one-hour requirement for non-supervisory employees is met. Every employee needs to understand what sexual harassment is, what the law requires, how to report it, and your company’s policy and reporting mechanisms. But supervisors need additional information on their prevention obligations, including handling complaints, investigations, and corrective actions. Interactive training with examples that can help flesh out those gray areas that employees and managers often struggle with is beneficial in meeting your prevention goals.  
    • “How to Eat Candy” and “The Potty Mouth Predicament” BRIAN NOVY, DDS

      Sep 20, 2019
      REGISTRATION FORM Sept 2019Novy HOW TO EAT CANDY: Depriving cariogenic bacteria of sugar is the cornerstone of traditional caries management, yet the science of CAMBRA takes cariology to a whole new level. If you’re still telling patients to, “Brush, floss and use flouride toothpaste” you’re going to be surprised by the myriad of treatment options available today. Streptococcus mutans has more to fear than stronger flouride and more of it, as dentistry embraces oral healthcare. At the end of this course, participants should be able to: * Identify risk factors leading to caries *Explain the role of commensals *Implement disease management in practice *Safely consume a variety of candy and sugary beverages * Prolong the life of restorations in all patients. THE POTTY MOUTH PREDICAMENT: Sometimes it seems as though our patients don’t grasp the basic concept of home care. Other times our patients with impeccable hygiene develop rampant decay and we feel helpless because we can’t figure out what’s going on. the mouth is a remarkable environment that cariologists are finally beginning to understand, and so can you. Come learn everything you didn’t know about plaque and the amazing organisms that make the mouth a wonderful place to work. COURSE OBJECTIVES: * Explain the mixed ecological approach to caries causation * Understand when to recommend appropriate therapies * Stop “watching”lesions and see them get smaller.
    • 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.

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.