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.
New Academy courses will be announced in early 2019.
Guidelines for Treating Pregnant Women, Know the Associated Risks
Speaker: Beatrice Gandara, DDS, MSD
CE Credits: 3
Cost: FREE for members 0-10 years out of dental school
Complimentary dinner provided.
Despite evidence that dental care is safe for the pregnant woman and her developing fetus, misconceptions persist about the need and benefits of care during pregnancy. This may lead to unnecessarily postponed care during a time when having good oral health is particularly important. We will discuss normal changes during pregnancy, and what the dental team needs to pay attention to in providing general, preventive and urgent care. The use of imaging, medications, nitrous oxide sedation and treatment planning will be among the topics discussed.
- Address concerns related to treating pregnant women and breastfeeding women
- Understand the demographics of pregnant women receiving dental care
- Describe evidence for safe delivery of dental care
- Explore ways to increase the number of pregnant women receiving care
2018 Academy Schedule
See below for the 2018 WSDA Academy schedule. New courses will be announced in early 2019.
||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.