123rd NDDA ANNUAL SESSION

Speaker/CE Information:

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Gary Harker
Proper Use of Legal Tools (1 CE)
Sponsored by: Legally Mine
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 Through this course attendees will truly understand exactly how, why and where legal entities should be used for both lawsuit prevention and income tax reduction, as well as legal structures, policies, agreements, and protocols that doctors can conveniently employ to manage and protect their professional license. The course is given in plain English and when done most attendees understand the proper use of legal tools for the first time in their lives.

Learning Objective:

  • Correct structuring strategies to protect all assets (business and personal) from any lawsuit, from any direction. Maintain the focus of their medical practice on improved patient care rather than malpractice defense.
  • How through understanding your legal structuring you can lower your income tax and eliminate capital gains and estate taxes.
  • The proper usage (individually and in strategic combination) of trust, partnership, and LLC's among other entities.
  • Protecting the doctors license is vital. We will introduce you to a streamlined collection of effective protocols to help protect the doctors license.


Maggie Ness, Regional Care Consultant, Alzheimer's Association MN-ND & 
Michelle Gayette, Assistant Director of Aging Services

Abuse in Late Life (2 CE’s)
Sponsored by: Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota & ND Dept. of Human Services
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Joint presentation by the Alzheimer’s Association and the North Dakota Department of Human Services. This educational seminar will help attendees recognize dementia, offer communication strategies, help recognize abuse/neglect and offer tools for intervention and resources.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize how Alzheimer’s disease and dementia affects the brain
  • Dental risk factors and considerations specific to dementia
  • Identify effective communication and behavioral strategies
  • Identify and recognize abuse in later life
  • Describe the dynamics of abuse in later life
  • Identify and utilize resources in the community
  • Promote collaboration and communication


   Dr. Kate Schacherl
Integration of Technologies and Restorative Materials for Dental Practice Success (3 CE’s)
Sponsored by: Patterson Dental & Kerr Dental
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Technologies and clinical applications are ever-evolving and this course will review some of the most popular topics you need to know. We will explore best practices for tooth preparation and utilization of adhesive bonding and cementation techniques for commonly used materials, including Zirconia, e.max, Celtra Duo and Tessera. Bring your unanswered questions about the benefits and responsibilities of 3D imaging to this comprehensive, in-depth course.

Learning Objectives:     

  • Understand how implementation of technology and development of efficient workflows enhances the lives of practitioners and patients.
  • Understand best practices for preparation, scanning, design and in-office milling and firing of restorations.
  • Recognize differences and advantages in adhesive bonding techniques and cementation for different clinical situations.


Dr. Alessandro Villa
Dental Providers & HPV Associated Cancers (1 CE)
Sponsored by: The North Dakota Dental Foundation & The American Cancer Society
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

The incidence of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer is increasing steadily. Dental providers are ideally positioned to promote HPV awareness and recognize signs of oral and oropharyngeal cancers, yet many providers and their patients are unaware of the risk factors, sign and symptoms and preventive strategies for these cancers. Participants will learn about the current HPV immunization schedule and how to give effective HPV vaccine recommendations to patients.  

Learning Objectives:

    • Raise awareness about the risk factors, signs and symptoms of HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer. 
    • Enhance understanding about the rationale for—and importance of—the current HPV vaccination series.
    • Learn strategies for reducing incidence of oral HPV infection and HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancers.
    • Learn strategies for reducing incidence of oral HPV infection and HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancers.


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