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

    • “Whats New and Interesting in Esthetic Dentistry” and “New Materials In Indirect Restorative Dentistry” Marc Geissberger, DDS 6 CE units

      May 4, 2018
      REGISTRATION FORM GeissbergerMay 2018 WHAT’S NEW IN ESTHETIC DENTISTRY New materials, technology and techniques are developing at such a rapid pace that practitioners can become overwhelmed. Add to this the increased expectations of esthetic patients and the clinical performance of materials and the entire experience can be challenging. This program will describe changes that have occurred over the last several years in the esthetic area and discuss patient factors that can significantly impact clinical success. New developments in technology and techniques will be outlined and demonstrated. Strategies and future trends that can keep you on the “cutting edge” will be presented. Additionally, my top ten list of things to have or do in order to be competitive in the esthetic arena will be shared. During this program practitioners will: • Gain a working knowledge of the new advances in materials in the esthetic area. • Understand the trends and developments that lay ahead and develop strategies to adapt to these changes. • Gain better insight into what motivates the esthetic patient and how to deal with difficult clinical situations. NEW MATERIALS IN INDIRECT RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY This fast paced, informative session will introduce the participants to several new materials in the arena of indirect restorative dentistry. Tips and techniques for these materials will be discussed during this presentation. Pros and cons of each material will be discussed. This course will cover the latest development in all porcelains, cements, impression materials and CAD/CAM technology and elucidate their influences on the modern practice of dentistry. During this program practitioners will: • Gain knowledge of modern ceramic materials and understand limitations and strengths of each type of material. • Develop a better understanding of the indications and contraindications of each material. • Improve their understanding of the plethora of modern cements and which clinical situations are indicated for their use. • Navigate the technological advances in CAD/CAM Dentistry and figure out which systems may be most appropriate for their practices. • Learn predictable techniques designed to capture flawless impressions the first time they are attempted.
    • “Oral Cancer Screening – The Urgent Need For Change” JO-ANN JONES RDH

      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 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
    • “Whats New and Interesting in Esthetic Dentistry” and “New Materials In Indirect Restorative Dentistry” Marc Geissberger, DDS 6 CE units

      May 4, 2018
      REGISTRATION FORM GeissbergerMay 2018 WHAT’S NEW IN ESTHETIC DENTISTRY New materials, technology and techniques are developing at such a rapid pace that practitioners can become overwhelmed. Add to this the increased expectations of esthetic patients and the clinical performance of materials and the entire experience can be challenging. This program will describe changes that have occurred over the last several years in the esthetic area and discuss patient factors that can significantly impact clinical success. New developments in technology and techniques will be outlined and demonstrated. Strategies and future trends that can keep you on the “cutting edge” will be presented. Additionally, my top ten list of things to have or do in order to be competitive in the esthetic arena will be shared. During this program practitioners will: • Gain a working knowledge of the new advances in materials in the esthetic area. • Understand the trends and developments that lay ahead and develop strategies to adapt to these changes. • Gain better insight into what motivates the esthetic patient and how to deal with difficult clinical situations. NEW MATERIALS IN INDIRECT RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY This fast paced, informative session will introduce the participants to several new materials in the arena of indirect restorative dentistry. Tips and techniques for these materials will be discussed during this presentation. Pros and cons of each material will be discussed. This course will cover the latest development in all porcelains, cements, impression materials and CAD/CAM technology and elucidate their influences on the modern practice of dentistry. During this program practitioners will: • Gain knowledge of modern ceramic materials and understand limitations and strengths of each type of material. • Develop a better understanding of the indications and contraindications of each material. • Improve their understanding of the plethora of modern cements and which clinical situations are indicated for their use. • Navigate the technological advances in CAD/CAM Dentistry and figure out which systems may be most appropriate for their practices. • Learn predictable techniques designed to capture flawless impressions the first time they are attempted.
    • “Oral Cancer Screening – The Urgent Need For Change” JO-ANN JONES RDH

      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 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
    • “Whats New and Interesting in Esthetic Dentistry” and “New Materials In Indirect Restorative Dentistry” Marc Geissberger, DDS 6 CE units

      May 4, 2018
      REGISTRATION FORM GeissbergerMay 2018 WHAT’S NEW IN ESTHETIC DENTISTRY New materials, technology and techniques are developing at such a rapid pace that practitioners can become overwhelmed. Add to this the increased expectations of esthetic patients and the clinical performance of materials and the entire experience can be challenging. This program will describe changes that have occurred over the last several years in the esthetic area and discuss patient factors that can significantly impact clinical success. New developments in technology and techniques will be outlined and demonstrated. Strategies and future trends that can keep you on the “cutting edge” will be presented. Additionally, my top ten list of things to have or do in order to be competitive in the esthetic arena will be shared. During this program practitioners will: • Gain a working knowledge of the new advances in materials in the esthetic area. • Understand the trends and developments that lay ahead and develop strategies to adapt to these changes. • Gain better insight into what motivates the esthetic patient and how to deal with difficult clinical situations. NEW MATERIALS IN INDIRECT RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY This fast paced, informative session will introduce the participants to several new materials in the arena of indirect restorative dentistry. Tips and techniques for these materials will be discussed during this presentation. Pros and cons of each material will be discussed. This course will cover the latest development in all porcelains, cements, impression materials and CAD/CAM technology and elucidate their influences on the modern practice of dentistry. During this program practitioners will: • Gain knowledge of modern ceramic materials and understand limitations and strengths of each type of material. • Develop a better understanding of the indications and contraindications of each material. • Improve their understanding of the plethora of modern cements and which clinical situations are indicated for their use. • Navigate the technological advances in CAD/CAM Dentistry and figure out which systems may be most appropriate for their practices. • Learn predictable techniques designed to capture flawless impressions the first time they are attempted.
    • “Oral Cancer Screening – The Urgent Need For Change” JO-ANN JONES RDH

      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 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

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.