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WSDA Academy

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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.

Is Traditional Orthodontic Enough? The New Area of Orthodontics is Here

  • Sat, Mar 24, 2018 | 9:00 AM - Sat, Mar 24, 2018 | 12:00 PM
  • Address: UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA 98105

Speaker: Dr. Paola Leone
CE Credits:
FREE for members 0-10 years out of dental school

Complimentary ​breakfast served.

Please Note: This is an expanded Saturday course held at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture with room for 60 attendees!


This lecture will review the latest techniques and tools available in modern day orthodontic treatment, where speed, esthetics and excellent results are a must. Focus will be on accelerating orthodontic treatment using photobiomodulation, complex clear aligner therapy and expanding treatment options by incorporating temporary anchorage devices and periodontal accelerated osteogenic orthodontics (PAOO).

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this presentation, you will be able to: 

  • Understand the basic concepts of Photobiomodulation to accelerate orthodontic treatment
  • Understand how clear aligner therapy can be used in complex tx in adults
  • Understand how to incorporate TAD and PAOO in the tx of complex cases
Registration Closed

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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