Guidelines for Treating Pregnant Women, Know the Associated Risks
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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. 
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Available Courses

New Academy courses will be announced in early 2019.

Guidelines for Treating Pregnant Women, Know the Associated Risks

  • Thu, Mar 15, 2018 | 6:00 PM - Thu, Mar 15, 2018 | 9:00 PM
  • Address: 126 NW Canal St, Seattle, WA 98107

Speaker: Beatrice Gandara, DDS, MSD
CE Credits:
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. 

Learning Objectives

  • 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
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2018 Academy Schedule

See below for​ the 2018 WSDA Academy ​schedule. New courses will be announced in early 2019.

Date  Speaker Topic  Register
2/21/2018 Dr. Edmond Truelove Health & Wellness/Oral Medicine/TMJ
3/15/2018 Dr. Beatrice Gandara Pregnancy & Dentistry  
3/24/2018 Dr. Paola Leone Orthodontics
4/12/2018 Dr. Glen Johnson Dental Materials ​ 
4/19/2018 Dr. Chris Pickel Treatment Planning
5/9/2018 Dr. Kris Aadland CAD/CAM
6/22/2018 Dr. Lee Ann Brady Restorative (PNDC Workshop)
9/13/2018 Drs. Nhi Pham & Jeff Parrish Volunteerism
10/2/2018 Dr. Michael Johnson Prosthodontics
11/3/2018 Dr. Noah Letwin Oral Surgery

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).

C​ourses 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.
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