News, CE & Events


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Upcoming CE & Events

August 1, 2021
Registration will open for WDDS 2021/22 Courses & Events

Monday October 11, 2021 
WDDS General Meeting
I. Eagle & Cullen, RDH
"Cannabis & Vaping"
Weber's Inn, 6:15-8:45 pm*
1.5 CEU
register here
October 11 - 13, 2021
ADA Annual Meeting 
Las Vegas, NV*
register here
October 14, 2021
WDDS Virtual Legislative Event
register & get more info here
October 23, 2021
New Dentist & New Members & Families TailgateGet Details
October 26, 2021
New DDS Study Club
Original Cottage Inn
Dmitry Vodopyanov, DDS
"Advancements in Endodontics"
register here
Monday, November 8, 2021

WDDS General Meeting
Weber's Inn*, 6:15-8:45 pm
Howard Bleiwas
 "2021 Tax Reforms, Tax Deductions, Office Retirement Plans"
register here

Mid November 2021
New Dentist Study Club
"TBD" but possibly Prosth 
request info

Monday January 10, 2022
WDDS General Meeting
Weber's Inn*, 6:15-8:45 pm
Mark Murphy, DDS
register here
February 2022
Night-Out Event*
Please watch your inbox for registration info

Mid February 2022
New Dentist Study Club
"Practice Transitions"  
request info

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"
register here
End March 2022
New Dentist Study Club
"Oral Surgery/Pedo"  
request info

Monday May 9, 2022 
WDDS Virtual All Committee Meeting

Past Events

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

Tuesday March 9, 2021
WDDS Annual Business Meeting (Virtual)
"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) 

Monday October 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
"Overcoming “I’ll Think About It” "
Cathy Jameson, PhD

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
"My Face Hurts-Can you help me? Diagnosis & Management of TMD & Orofacial Pain"
Elizabeth Hatfield, DDS, MS" (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-
"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.
Barbara Steinberg, DDS

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
"UMSoD Update" and "An MDA Update"
Dean Laurie McCauley & Deb Peters, DDS 
Weber's Inn, 6:15-8:45pm

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

November 6, 2018

New Dentist Study Club
Practice transitions
Jeff Brink, DDS

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

October 26, 2018--Canceled!!
A Multidisciplinary Healthcare Panel 
"Oral Cancer Management: A Dental and Medical Approach"
Washtenaw Community College

Monday, October 8, 2018
"Silver Diamine Fluoride: History, Science, Research and Clinical Application"
Allison Scully, DDS,MS
Weber's Inn, 6:15-8:45pm

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
"Dental Implant Treatment Planning: Implant Planning, Placement and Restoration"Dr. John Hamerink

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
Subject to change based on availability

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) 
Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor

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

November 7, 2017--CANCELED!!!!!!
New Dentist Study Club
Quarter Bistro, 6-8:30

October 9, 2017
Dr. Diwaker Kinra 
"3D imaging in endodontics: The virtual microscope"
Weber's Inn 6:15pm

October 6, 2017
A Multidisciplinary Healthcare Panel 
"Oral Cancer Management: A Dental and Medical Approach"
4.25 CEU's (0.25 CEU's towards Pain Management)
Go Where Meetings Matter,4735 Washtenaw Ave.  7:45am-1:30pm

September 20, 2017
Chad Caughran/Dr. Norbert Fernandez
"Implant success & failures"
New Dentist Study Club
Quarter Bistro, 6-8:30

May 8, 2017
WDDS Committee Planning
Weber's Inn, 5:30 EB, 6:30 All Committees

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