Renowned Speakers Lead New Continuing Education Opportunities for Dental Professionals

Emergency medicine

New courses include simulation-based training for the management of medical emergencies in a dental setting.

Dental professionals at all ages and stages of their careers have opportunities to learn from renowned experts in the field and earn CE units through programs offered by the Division of Continuing Education at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.

An exciting and vital new course is “Dentistry’s Essentials of Emergency Management (DEEM): A Simulation-based Training Workshop” with Jesse West Manton, DDS, MS, CHSE, DADBA.

Attendees can sign up for one of two sessions, October 21, 2023 or Saturday, March 23, 2024. This workshop is designed to engage participants in challenging clinical cases and enable participants to problem-solve in a manner that is similar to a live clinical experience. Dentists will use real medical equipment, learn to read a patient monitor and interact with dynamically responding patients in a fully functioning simulated dental operatory.

Dr.  Manton is a dentist anesthesiologist and medical educator in the Dugoni School’s Division of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He provides anesthesiology services to patients within the OMS SurgiCenter and teaches perioperative and emergency medicine to students, residents and practicing professionals. He is recognized nationally for his efforts to improve emergency medicine training in dental education using simulation-based curriculum innovations. He has won numerous awards for his programs, presentations and publications. Dr. Manton will be joined by his brother Luke Eric Manton, FFII, EMT, a firefighter and paramedic working within the Placer County Fire Department/CALFIRE. This is the first time this simulation training worshop will be presented in the Bay Area. 

Another new course is “Occlusion 101 to 911: Keeping Your Restorations and Reputation Intact” led by Michael J. Melkers, DDS, on September 23, 2023. Dr. Melkers is a 1994 graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry and currently serves as a visiting faculty member at The Pankey Institute. He also serves as the director of educator development for RIPEGlobal. Dr. Melkers is a master of the Academy of General Dentistry and a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and maintains a private clinical practice in Hanover, New Hampshire, with a focus on comprehensive adult restorative care. This is the first time this lecture course will be presented in the Bay Area.

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Richard G. Stevenson, III, DDS, instructor for the Ceramic Veneers from A to Z: Intensive Hands-on Workshop

Other upcoming hands-on workshops include “Ceramic Veneers from A to Z: Intensive Hands-on Workshop” led by Richard G. Stevenson, III, DDS, and scheduled for August 4-6, 2023. Dr. Stevenson holds board certification from the American Board of Operative Dentistry. He has served as a mentor for the Richard V. Tucker Study Club and taught at both the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels at UCLA for 26 years. He is a graduate of the Kois Center and has served as a CE faculty member for UCLA’s Aesthetic and Implant Continuums. He maintains multidisciplinary practices in West Los Angeles and San Dimas. After a 26-year academic career, he started Stevenson Dental Solutions in 2015 to fill the gap between traditional education and real-world clinical dentistry for practicing dentists.

Recent events included the 37th annual Charles Sweet Pediatric Dentistry Memorial Lecture held in April with featured speakers Soroush Zaghi, MD, and Nora Ghodousi-Zaghi, DDS, both from The Breathe Institute in Los Angeles. Dr. Zaghi is a renowned expert in the fields of neuroscience, head and neck surgery, myofunctional therapy and sleep-disordered breathing, and Dr. Ghodousi-Zaghi is a prominent pediatric dentist and board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. More than 170 dental professionals participated in the CDE event, which drew the most attendees in the history of the Sweet Memorial program.

“We are excited to offer cutting-edge topics in dentistry through our Continuing Education program to help practitioners expand their horizons and provide excellent care to their patients,” said Kelly Fong, director of Continuing Dental Education at the Dugoni School.

Dental professionals are invited to learn more and register for many of the continuing education programs—hands-on workshops, lecture courses and webinars—scheduled through the end of 2023 by visiting the Dugoni School’s Continuing Dental Education website.

Dentistry’s Essentials of Emergency Medicine (DEEM): A Simulation-based Training Workshop