News, CE & Events


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Upcoming CE & Events

August 1, 2024
Registration opens for some WDDS 2024/25 Courses & Events

Friday September 6, 2024
WDDS/LDDS/MDA Joint All Day Meeting
Mark Montana, Implants Successes and Failures
Weber's Inn 8:30-4pm  6 CEU
Monday October 7, 2024
WDDS General Meeting
Dr. Brett Kessler
Weber's Inn 6:15-8:45 pm  1.0 CEU

October 17-19, 2024

ADA SmileCon 2024
New Orleans
get info
Monday November 11, 2024
WDDS General Meeting
Dr. Erika Benvenides
Weber's Inn 6:15-8:45 pm  1.0 CEU

Friday, January 10, 2025
WDDS Social Night Out
Drinks & Appetizers before the showing of Annie!  
The Encore Musical Theatre Company, Dexter, MI
Drinks & Apps- 6:00 Showtime: 7:30

Monday January 13, 2025
WDDS General Meeting
Dr. Matt Healy, "Resorption" 
Weber's Inn 6:15-8:45 pm  1.0 CEU

Wednesday, February 5, 2024
CE Webinar- AI in Dentistry
Dr. Cassandra Callaghan
7:00-8:00pm- Zoom webinar 

Monday March 10, 2025
WDDS General & Business Meeting
MDA President, Dr. Todd Christy
Weber's Inn 6:15-8:45 pm  1.0 CEU

Past Events



April 3, 2024
New DDS's & Early Career DDS's Event from 6:30-8:30pm
Social Event & a word from our Sponsors! 
Union Rec

Wednesday March 20, 2024
New DDS's & Early Career DDS's Event from 6:30-8:30pm
Dr. Steve Gray, 1CEU
"My Professional Journey"

Monday March 13, 2024
WDDS General & Business Meeting
MDA President, Dr. Eric Knudsen & UMSoD Dean Dr. Jacques Nör
Weber's Inn 6:15-8:45 pm  1.0 CEU

Tuesday February 27, 2024
New DDS's & Early Career DDS's Event from 6:30-8:30pm
The Pretzel Bell
Dr. Matt Healy, 1CEU
"Endo Update"

February 13, 2024
Joint Webinar With GDDS, 2CEUS
Dr. James Thomas, "Babies - What's All The Fuss About?"

January 26, 2024
Night-Out Event -Hockey at Yost

Monday January 22, 2024
Mike Price
"How To Maintain A Motivated Dental Team"
Weber's Inn - 1CEU

Monday November 13, 2023

"Hot Topics with Jodi Schafer: What you need to know now and what to be on
the lookout for in the future!"
Jodi Shafer
Weber's Inn - 1CEU

Wednesday October 25, 2023
New DDS's & Early Career DDS's Event Pretzel Bell from 6:30-8:30pm
Dr. Alena Fear
"Complications of Tooth Extractions" 1CEU

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Monday October 9, 2023
Margherita Fontana, DDS, PhD
"Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF): Indications and effectiveness of its use in your practice"
Weber's Inn - 1CEU

Friday September 22, 2023
MDA/WDDS/LDDS All Day Meeting
Seena Patel, DDS
"Non-Odontogenic Sources of Tooth Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders Made Easy"
6 CEU's

Wednesday September 6, 2023
Second-Annual Networking and Mentorship Event
For New DDS's and Early Career DDS's

Monday May 8, 2023
DDS All Committee Planning Meeting

Monday March 13, 2023
WDDS General & Business Meeting
Weber's Inn*, 6:15-8:45 pm
Vince Benivegna, DDS, MS & Lisa Knowles, DDS
"MDA Update" & "BUILT TO LAST: It's Time to Take Care Of Yourself First, Not Your Patients"
1.25 CEU

February 22, 2023-Rescheduled, TBD
New DDS Event
"Complications of Extractions"
Alena Fear MD, DDS

February 10, 2023

Night-Out Event -FOWLING!

January 24, 2023
New DDS Social Event-Bowling at Revel & Roll

Tuesday January 10, 2023
"Prevention Strategies for Back and Neck Pain"
David Oliver, PT, OCS, Dip. MDT
Weber's Inn - 1CEU

Monday November 7, 2022
"Dental Sleep Medicine at the University of Michigan"
Geoffrey E. Gerstner, DDS, MS, PhD, D.ABDSM

Thursday November 3, 2022
New DDS Event
"Indications for Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment & Addressing Complex Orthodontic Cases"
Brandon Shoukri, DDS, MS

Monday October 10, 2022
"How to Fire Someone the Right Way"
Brandy Ryan, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP

Friday September 9, 2022
"Infection Control, Jurisprudence, and Implicit Bias – Oh My!"

Tuesday June 28, 2022
Cybersecurity Webinar

Monday May 9, 2022
WDDS Virtual All Committee Meeting

End March 2022
New Dentist Study Club
"Oral Surgery/Pedo"

Monday March 7, 2022
WDDS General & Business Meeting
Weber's Inn*, 6:15-8:45 pm
Mike Maihofer, DDS & Arthur Lamia, DDS, MS, FICOI
"MDA Update" & "Cracked Teeth"

February 4, 2022
Night-Out Event

Monday January 10, 2022
Mark Murphy, DDS
"Occlusion for Everyday Dentistry"

Monday, November 8, 2021
Howard Bleiwas, CPA
"2021 Tax Reforms, Tax Deductions, Office Retirement Plans"

October 26, 2021
Dmitry Vodopyanov, DDS
"Advancements in Endodontics"

October 23, 2021
New Dentist & New Members & Families Tailgate

October 14, 2021
WDDS Virtual Legislative Event

October 11 - 13, 2021
ADA Annual Meeting
Las Vegas, NV*

Monday October 11, 2021
I. Eagle, RDH & J. Cullen, RDH
"Cannabis & Vaping"

Friday September 17, 2021
Karen Baker
"Advances in Dental Pharmacotherapy"

Tuesday March 9, 2021
"Clinical and Radiographic update on Head & Neck Neoplasms"
Macksood Aftab, DO, MHA, ALM, CAQ; Julianna Hukill, DDS, MS

Wednesday February 17, 2021
"Young Dentist Strategies to Navigate in a Post Covid World!"
Tom Lambert, DDS

Monday January 11, 2021
"The Pediatric Upper Airway From Obstruction to Oral Ties - What the Dentist Should Know"
Erin Kirkham, MD, MPH

Tuesday December 1, 2020
"Conducting a DIY Respirator Fit Test"
Anthony Smykla & Aaron Jacob

Monday, November 9, 2020
"An overview of common TMJ disorders, their causes, initial management, and algorithm for surgical management"
Sharon Aronovich DMD, FRCD(C)

MondayOctober 12, 2020
"Invisalign: Will my clincheck work this way?"
Brad Stieper, DDS,MS

Monday, September 21, 2020
New Dentist Study Club
Mr. Craig Start
"Maximize the Return on your Membership with MDA"

Friday, February 7, 2020
Night Out Event

Friday January 24, 2020 6CEU's All Day
Cathy Jameson,
"Overcoming "I'll Think About It"

Tuesday January 14, 2020
Green Dentistry, Lisa L. Knowles, DDS
Arbor Brewing

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
New Dentist Study Club
Field Trip to Ward Dental Lab

Monday, November 11, 2019
Elizabeth Hatfield, DDS, MS"
"My Face Hurts-Can you help me? Diagnosis & Management of TMD & Orofacial Pain"
(Original speaker, Anjoo Ely, DDS, was canceled due to inclement weather)

THURSDAY, September 26,
WDDS general meeting (Thursday instead of a Monday)
"The Platinum Rule in Dentistry"
Sreenvius Koka, DDS, MS

September 20, 2019
MDA/WDDS/Livingston All Day, 6CEU's Meeting, WCC, Morris Lawrence Bldg-
Barbara Steinberg, DDS
"Medical Update for the Dental Team" and The 4 "S's" of Optimal Aging "Sex, Sleep, Stress, and Social Networks" Includes 3 pain management CEU's.

Thursday, September 19, 2019
New Dentist Study Club
Bowling Social at Revel & Roll

Sunday, September 15
ASDA Golf Outing
Stonebridge Golf Course

September 4-8, 2019
ADA Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA

May 6, 2019
WDDS all Committee meeting

Spring, 2019
New Dentist Study Club
Dr. Lizzie Hatfield, TMD

May 1-4, 2019
MDA Annual Session Detroit, MI
March 30, 2019
UMSoD, 2nd floor Blue Clinic

March 22, 2019
Legislative Breakfast

Monday, March 11, 2019
WDDS Annual Business Meeting
Dean Laurie McCauley & Deb Peters, DDS
"UMSoD Update" and "An MDA Update"

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
New DDS Study Club-Invisilign-B.Stieper, DDS,MS

Friday January 25, 2018
"Nutrition, Anthropology and Craniofacial Development"
Kevin Boyd, DDS,MS
"Cariology"--3CEU's for pm course,
Margherita Fontana,DDS, PhD

Monday, November 12, 2018
Paul C. Lopez, DDS, MS, MD
"An Effort to Do No (more) Harm: America's Crisis of Well-Intentioned Iatrogenic Addiction and Lessons Learned"

November 6, 2018

New Dentist Study Club
Practice transitions
Jeff Brink, DDS

October 18-22, 2018
ADA Annual Session
Honolulu, Hawaii

Monday, October 8, 2018
"Silver Diamine Fluoride: History, Science, Research and Clinical Application"
Allison Scully, DDS,MS

September 21, 2018
"Seven Habits of Highly Effective Practices"
Gary DeWood, DDS, MS (Spear Institute)

September 11, 2018

New Dentist Study Club
"Creative prosthodontic rehabilitation for the head and neck cancer patient"
Riley Schaff, DDS

May 10, 2018
New DDS Study Club
Dr. John Hamerink
"Dental Implant Treatment Planning: Implant Planning, Placement and Restoration"

May 8, 2018
WDDS Committee Planning

April 25-28
MDA Annual Session
The Lansing Center

March 31, 2018

March 16, 2018
Legislative Breakfast

March 12, 2018
General & Business Meeting
Dr. Wenche Borgnakke
"Systemic Effects of the Traveling Oral Microbiome & Periodontal Treatment"

Friday February 2, 2018
Nite-out Event
5:15pm Common Grill & 8pm Purple Rose Theater

January 12, 2018
1/2 Day (am)
Dr. Joseph Alamet
"Pain Management"
3 CEU's (fulfills the Mi State Board of Dentistry's requirement in Pain Management for individuals holding a Dental License of 3 CEU's/Hours every License Renewal Cycle)

November 13, 2017
Professor Elizabeth Campbell
"Human Trafficking Recognition"
1 CEU & fulfills the requirement for healthcare providers
Weber's Inn 6:15pm

October 9, 2017
Dr. Diwaker Kinra
"3D imaging in endodontics: The virtual microscope"

October 6, 2017
A Multidisciplinary Healthcare Panel
"Oral Cancer Management: A Dental and Medical Approach"

September 20, 2017
Chad Caughran/Dr. Norbert Fernandez
"Implant success & failures"
New Dentist Study Club

May 8, 2017
WDDS Committee Planning

April 26-29 2017
MDA Annual Session
The DeVos Center Grand Rapids