What Is the WSDA Academy?
Created by new dentists, for new dentists, the WSDA Academy offers free continuing education classes for WSDA member dentists 0-10 years out of dental school or their graduate/specialty program.
Update in Oral Medicine: A Two Part Presentation on Temporomandibular Disorders and Recent Findings in Medicine and Dentistry Important in Patient Care
Speaker: Dr. Edmond Truelove
CE Credits: 3
Cost: FREE for members 0-10 years out of dental school
Complimentary dinner provided.
Significant clinical research has been directed toward improving the diagnostic process related to the diagnosis and treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders. Those findings and outcome recommendations will be discussed are important in guiding clinicians in appropriate and effective diagnostic and treatment approaches for TMD. Strategies for their inclusion in primary care dental practice will be presented.
Each month there are many new clinical research findings in medicine and dentistry with direct impact on diagnosis and management of dental patients that also apply to the health of dental professionals and their family. Findings of particular interest will be discussed along with their potential impact.
- Learn a standardized approach for assessment of TMD related complaints
- Have improved understanding of etiologic and treatment approaches in TMD management
- Be equipped to improve patient care through application of at least 5 outcomes from recent clinical research studies related to general or oral health
2018 Academy Schedule
See below for the 2018 WSDA Academy schedule. Check back often - more courses to come! Registration will open 4-5 weeks prior to each course.
||Dr. Edmond Truelove
||Health & Wellness/Oral Medicine/TMJ
||Dr. Beatrice Gandara
||Pregnancy & Dentistry
||Dr. Paola Leone
||Dr. Glen Johnson
||Dr. Chris Pickel
||Dr. Kris Aadland
||Dr. Lee Ann Brady
||Restorative (PNDC Workshop)
||Drs. Nhi Pham & Jeff Parrish
||Dr. Michael Johnson
||Dr. Noah Letwin
The Academy is focused on developing scholars who are distinctly prepared to succeed in every aspect of their professional lives by creating a community of young dentists committed to continued learning and the Academy ideals, "aliqua, virtus, amicitia" (education, excellence, friendship).
Courses are usually limited to 33 attendees, with some courses accommodating more.
Programming for the WSDA Academy is developed by the WSDA New Dentist Think Tank.