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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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    Refreshing Your Pediatric Dental Knowledge and Skills with Dr. Greg Psaltis, DDS

    Fri, Dec 08, 2023 | 9:00 AM - Fri, Dec 08, 2023 | 4:00 PM
    Pediatric Dentist Dr. Psaltis to Eugene for two presentations: "So little Room, So Much to See" and "But Aren't They Just Baby Teeth".
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    Peri-Implantitis: How to Diagnose and Treat (2 CEs)

    Thu, Jan 11, 2024 | 5:30 PM - Thu, Jan 11, 2024 | 7:30 PM
    Although implants enjoy exceptionally high success rates, a significant number have peri-implant mucositis or peri-implantitis. Understanding how to diagnose these implant-related diseases, determining the etiology of the disease, and ultimately treating the disease is critical for general dentists and specialists alike. This presentation will cover non-surgical treatment of peri-implantitis, surgical implant repair, and when to consider implant removal and replacement.
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    Infection Control & Cultural Competency with Membership Luncheon

    Fri, Feb 09, 2024 | 12:00 AM - Fri, Feb 09, 2024 | 3:00 PM
    Attendees can attend one class or both, with the option to participate in the annual LCDS Luncheon and Business Meeting. Our Infection Control course will review infection prevention for oral healthcare settings according to the most current CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health Care Settings and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. Scenarios will be discussed to assist dental professionals in identifying risks and applying standard precautions to break the infection cycle. During the Cultural Competency course, we will discuss the significance of cultural competency in healthcare environments and explore the disparities within the United States and Oregon.
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    How to Save for Retirement and Minimize My Taxes

    Thu, Mar 14, 2024 | 5:30 PM - Thu, Mar 14, 2024 | 7:30 PM
    Research shows that dentists retire about 5 years later than the average American. The purpose of this this presentation is to review tax-advantaged strategies that dentists may be able to use to better prepare for their retirement.

New ADA guidance released on terminating network agreements

Dental Insurance Hub: Online document answers frequently asked questions

The ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs has posted a new online document, Terminating a Network Agreement, which seeks to answer frequently asked questions, including

  • How much time is needed to terminate the agreement?
  • Where do I send the termination letter?
  • What should I expect after the termination takes effect?
Read the full article.