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About LCDS

Lane County Dental Society is a component society of the Oregon Dental Association and the American Dental Association. LCDS provides continuing dental education programs for our member dentists and their staff. Our CE programming provides our members access to the latest developments in dental science and technology through guest lectures and presentations. CE programs cover a range of topics from infection control and medical emergencies to cultural competency and record keeping. 

Upcoming Events

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    LCDS Mini Conference: Improve the Health of your Practice (6 CEs)

    Fri, Oct 14, 2022 | 9:00 AM - Fri, Oct 14, 2022 | 4:00 PM
    9am -12 pm AM SESSION: DEPENDING ON HOW YOU SIT, DENTISTRY CAN BE A PAIN IN THE ASSETS (3 CEs) Dr. Noëlle Santucci, DDS and Dr. Justin Jellin, DPT 12 pm - 1 pm Social Hour with lunch provided 1 pm - 2:30 pm PM SESSION ONE: BENCHMARKING YOUR KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR DENTAL PRACTICE SUCCESS (1.5 CEs) Elliot Tracy, CPA 2:30 pm - 4 pm PM SESSION 2: WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW CAN HURT YOU! (1.5 CEs) Janette Douglas, owner of JD Dental Consulting
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    Preventing HPV Cancers in Action: The Critical Role of the Dentist Webinar (1CE)

    Tue, Nov 08, 2022 | 5:30 PM - Tue, Nov 08, 2022 | 6:30 PM
    The dentist plays a critical role in the detection of oral cancers and in educating their patients on the importance of the HPV vaccination. Please join Gary Heyamoto, DDS, MAGD, Past-president of the Academy of General Dentistry Foundation (AGDF) to discuss the importance of performing a consistent, thorough clinical oral exam, how to discuss HPV vaccination with patients, be able to describe Anterior Mouth and Posterior Mouth from a medical perspective and learn how den-tists can participate, as an office, in fighting HPV oral cancers through awareness and promotion of the HPV vaccine.
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    The Christensen Bottom Line (4 CEs) with Gordon J. Christensen DDS MSD PhD

    Fri, Dec 16, 2022 | 9:00 AM - Fri, Dec 16, 2022 | 2:00 PM
    This fast moving “bottom line” course includes the areas of dentistry with the most activity and change in any given year. It is easily understood and has numerous summaries that help attendees to interpret the ongoing advancements in the profession. The course encourages audience participation, and questions and answers and is presented in an enjoyable and humorous manner.
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    Medical Emergencies with Dr. Sam Bae (4 CEs) & LCDS Business Meeting

    Fri, Feb 24, 2023 | 2:00 PM - Fri, Feb 24, 2023 | 6:00 PM
    Dr. Bae has developed an interactive course and we encourage doctors to invite their staff to participate so that the entire dental team can be prepared to respond appropriately. This course will fulfill a 4-hour medical emergency requirement for the Oregon Board of Dentistry. The Lane County Dental Society will hold its business meeting during a 30 minute break.
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    Lasers in the Hands of Dental Hygiene Lecture (3 CEs) and Laser Hands-on Simulation Workshop (2 CEs)

    Fri, May 12, 2023 | 12:00 AM - Fri, May 12, 2023 | 1:00 AM
    Learn about the incorporation of laser treatment to treat periodontal disease and infection, as well as the benefits of Diode Laser therapy. Course will help attendees to understand the advantage of thermal disinfection, discuss clinical techniques associated with laser sulcular debridement and disinfection, and discover the potential for doctor surgical Laser applications.

ADA proposed 2023 budget invests in digital transformation

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Proposal to increase dues by $14
The proposed ADA budget for 2023 enables a year of transition toward growth and accountability and includes a large investment into a digital transformation for the Association, according to ADA leaders.

Read the full story:  ADA proposed 2023 budget invests in digital transformation