Get Hands-On CE with PNDC 2019 Workshops

Hands-on workshops on oral surgery, posterior composites, endodontics, ultrasonic debridement, basic life support and more!

Registering for the 2019 Pacific Northwest Dental Conference allows attendees to choose from dozens of lectures over three days at no additional cost and the gives them the option to purchase additional hands-on workshops to enhance their conference experience.

PNDC 2019 offers a slate of workshops for dentists, hygienists, and the entire team. See our full workshop lineup and browse featured workshops below. Purchase your workshop during your PNDC registration.

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Obturation Blitz

Natasha Flake, DDS, PhD, MSD
Thursday, June 20 from 2 – 5 PM

Many obturation techniques and materials have been advocated by different clinicians and researchers. The choice of obturation method is ultimately based on the dentist’s training and preference, as well as the specific anatomy of each case. However, there are attributes and limitations of each technique. This workshop will cover contemporary products and techniques available for obturating root canal systems, including variations of warm vertical condensation, carrier-based obturation, and obturation using bioceramic sealer and a single gutta-percha cone.

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Oral Surgery Including Basic Socket Grafting, Socket Preservation and Suturing for GPs

Alan Jeroff, DMD
Friday, June 21 from 1-4 PM

Would you like to learn techniques to decrease stress and increase your confidence? Would you like to know which cases to perform yourself and which to refer? Would you like to know how to get out of difficult situations?

This course is intended for general practitioners who have shied away from performing surgical procedures due to previous difficulties or fears, but also for those who enjoy surgery but find that they need to strengthen their skills. 

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Good to GREAT: Mastering Posterior Composites

Alan Atlas, DMD
Friday, June 21 from 1-4 PM or Saturday, June 22 from 1-4 PM

Utilizing the Dental Microscope and HD video projection, this hands-on workshop will provide techniques for successful direct posterior Class I and II composite resins and Class V restorations based on the scientific evidence provided in the lecture. Emphasis will be on techniques to eliminate postoperative sensitivity, marginal discoloration and deterioration, all of which are predictors of early failure of adhesive restorations. 

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Safe and Easy Ultrasonic Debridement

Cynthia Fong, RDH
Friday, June 21 from 1-4 PM

When using ultrasonic devices for periodontal debridement, clinicians need to know what to use, why to use it and how to use it—all without compromising the safety of the patient. This workshop will provide detailed information to address the uncertainty of those issues.

The “what” will concentrate on distinguishing between the various types of ultrasonic technologies and ultrasonic inserts; the “why” will discuss the changes that have occurred in the treatment of periodontal disease including patient indications and contraindications; and the “how” will be the primary focus of the workshop in which the participant will understand the principles of ultrasonic instrumentation and have the opportunity to apply several differently-designed inserts in order to gain the confidence in their clinical skills.

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BLS for Healthcare Providers

Art Cole
Friday, June 21 from 7:30-10:30 AM or 1-4 PM

The Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers workshop covers core material such as adult CPR (including two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag mask), foreign-body airway obstruction, and automated external defibrillation (AED).

Participants will receive their CPR certification course completion card (cards expire every two years).

Please note: The Thursday BLS workshop is sold out.

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Dental Photography and Digital Processing

Michael Yurth, BS, DDS, AEGD
Thursday, June 20 from 8-11 AM or 2-5 PM

Do you feel like you need to be better at taking pictures? Have you ever wished you understood more about how intra- or extra-oral cameras work, or how to take better photographs of your dental patients and cases? Would you like to have someone explain it all to you, and then help you get some hands-on experience and coaching around a dental chair? Then this is the class for you! You bring your equipment, and we will help you learn how to choose your best settings, and get great images of your patients in your clinic.

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Marketing Strategies for Your Dental Practice

Thursday, June 20 from 2-5 PM
Sesame Communications

Digital marketing is the process of taking control of your digital assets to drive your message, branding and ensure patients are finding the right materials when searching online. Digital marketing, with numerous social media platforms, online directories, and business listings, can feel overwhelming. Maybe you hired an agency, tried to do it yourself, or went a different route without much success. Join ​Sesame Communications to learn how to build your platform, and how to efficiently manage your practice’s marketing.

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Register for the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference to purchase your workshop. PNDC is Washington’s largest dental conference and your source for high-quality, affordable continuing dental education. 

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