Conferences and Continuing Education
Obtaining Continuing Education During COVID-19 State of Emergency
The Health Licensing Office has filed a temporary Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) that impacts the Office’s license, certification, or registration holders regarding continuing education requirements as a condition for renewal during the COVID-19 state of emergency.
Continuing Education Self-Study Verification Form – Optional form for you to use to track your self-study hours.
The OAR language is as follows:
Continuing Education Hours Obtained March 18, 2020 – September 13, 2020
On March 8, 2020, the Oregon Governor declared an emergency under ORS 401.165 et seq. due to the public health threat posed by the novel infectious coronavirus (COVID-19). Beginning March 18, 2020, and through September 13, 2020, all authorization holders may obtain all required continuing education hours through online courses, remote access, webinars, or self-study. The subject matter of the continuing education hours must meet the requirements set forth in each individual profession’s continuing education rules. For professions with a cultural competency continuing education subject matter requirement pursuant to ORS 676.850, this rule does not apply to the methods by which an authorization holder may obtain the cultural competency continuing education hours.
2020 OSDA Conference
Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde, Oregon
Please join us for our Oregon State Denturist Association Annual Conference at the Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde, Oregon on DATES TBA. After paying your conference fees by clicking on the REGISTER NOW link below, please make your hotel reservations with the info below.
We will not be having a Gala Dinner this year.
Important Note: You MUST pay your 2020 OSDA membership fees to register for the OSDA Member Conference Fee rate or the OSDA Vendor Conference fee rate. There is an option to pay Membership Fees on the registration form, if you haven’t already paid for 2020.
Conference Registration Deadline: TBA – $75 late fee for registrations after this date
For questions about the OSDA Conference, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel Reservation Info:
There is a block of discounted rooms being held for our group at the Spirit Mountain Casino and Lodge.
To Make a Reservation:
Call 1.800.760.7977 and use Booking ID: 1707 – OSDA Conference
Book directly online by clicking below and using Group ID: 1707:
Reservations must be made by TBA to get the special group rate! Once the block of rooms are reserved, the group rate will be gone, so hurry!
2020 OSDA Spring Conference Schedule
6:00pm: Board Meeting
8:30-9:45am: Mike Galye – 3 Keys Steps to Office Success Including Digital Workflows
9:45am-12:00pm: Ron Farris LD
12:00-2:00pm: Lunch Break and Vendor Showcase
2:00-5:00pm: Mark Williamson CDT from WhipMix – Predictable Advanced Implant Supported Dental
5:00pm: Done for the Day
8:30-10:45am: Eugene Royzengurt – Understanding Occlusion and Function to Optimize Denture Patient Success from a Technician’s Point of View
10:45am-12:00pm: Dean Fenwick – The Cost Benefits of Digital Dentures by Specialized Office Systems DOMx
12:00am-1:00pm: Membership Meeting
1:00pm: Meeting Concludes
SPEAKER: Eugene Royzengurt
PROGRAM: Understanding Occlusion and Function to Optimize Denture Patient Success from a Technician’s Point of View
- Myostatic outline
- Wax rim fabrication in Hip Plane
- Model analysis
- Lingualized occlusion setup
- Group function and protrusive balance
- Denture aesthetics and longevity
BIO: Mr. Eugene Royzengurt has been working in the dental industry since 1996. He began as a Dental Assistant, later becoming an In-house Laboratory Technician, specializing in Removable Prosthodontics. Mr. Royzengurt’s education includes an Associate’s Degree and certificates in Dental Assistance and Radiology. He is also currently finishing a degree in Denturism. He has published several peer review articles on the subject of Removable Prosthetics and currently lectures in the United States and internationally. Mr.Royzengurt has been a member of the Dental Technicians Guild since 2013. He currently resides in Sandy, Utah, where he owns Apple Dental Laboratory L.L.C.
SPEAKER: Mark Williamson, CDT
PROGRAM: Whip Mix Digital Denture Creations
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Mark will share his experience with the Asiga Max Printer by Whip- Mix highlighting digital dentures from A to Z. Investing in a 3D print system for your laboratory can add new products and benefits to your business model. Mark will share ideas for product growth in your lab using 3D printed products made efficiently and with precision. Custom trays, baseplates, denture teeth, den- ture bases, occlusal splints, surgical guides, fixed and removable model work, temporary crowns, copy dentures, full arch implant supported mockups… even final restorations are all products a laboratory can offer with the investment in a 3D printer.
BIO: Mark Williamson began his dental technology career in 1981. He initiated his on the job training at Bush Dental Lab under the guidance of Mr. Jack Bush, C.D.T. It’s from that experience that Mark enhanced his knowledge and in 1997 he became certified in complete dentures.
Mark continued to enhance his skills through continued education courses, dental journals, study clubs, and training course participation such as those offered by Dr. Peter Dawson and Dr. Jack Turbyfill. Mark is also trained in the disciplines of Pankey, Staub Cranial, and Massad.
Mark’s years of experience is not limited to the bench. He is a current board member and past president of the Illinois Dental Laboratory Association (IDLA), and a member of the Cal-Lab Group. In addition, Mark acts as chairman of the Chicago-land Dental Technicians Study Group (CDTS Group), which was formed in 2002. Mark is also a Kois recognized specialist.
Mark and his wife Allie, owned and operated Essex Dental Laboratory located in Lockport, IL, prior to joining the Ottawa Dental Lab family in 2007.
Certified Dental Technician (US)
Panthera Dental Master Cup Champion 2017 CDT of the Year 2019
Kois Center Graduate, Recognized Specialist Turbyfill Denture Technique
Massad Denture Technique
Staub Cranial Denture Technique
BDT Technique – Inaugural Course, Masters Course
Nobel Clinician, Trefoil Guided Smiles Chrome PTC Training
SPEAKER: Dean Fenwick
PROGRAM: The Cost Benefits of Digital Dentures by Specialized Office Systems- DomX
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will examine the real world experience of clinics that are producing dentures with a digital work flow.
BIO: Dean Fenwick is a practice management specialist for denturists who has worked with over 800 denturist clinics across Canada and the USA. He founded the Denturist Office Manager software (DOMx) 21 years ago: denturistsoftware.com . He has taught a 4th year required course for practice management with computers in the denturist practice for the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) 2004- 2009. He has also instructed computer science; business management; and entrepreneurship at the college level. Dean is also a part of peer to peer mentoring program offering resources and training to denturists interested in the digital work flow digitaldentureexperts.com.
SPEAKER: Mike Galye from Olds Denture and Implant Center
PROGRAM: 3 Keys Steps to Office Success Including Digital Workflows
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will present the top 3 simple office evaluation changes that makes the largest impact and how an analog workflow can transform into digital.
BIO: Michael Galye is a passionate Denturist and he has been practicing since 1994. Michael has pursued new technology methods for several years, studying implant restorative systems and several types of fixed restorative implant options. He has created a business workflow that incorporates digital condyle records, fully functional denture cases based on natural jaw movements. Michael has also worked on digital denture design with Avadent based out of Scottsdale, Arizona, and has worked with their team hands-on in Scottsdale. This experience has given Michael proven knowledge and experience in the digital landscape.
Michael thrives for continuous improvement and is committed to studying and advancing his education with several companies from across North America and globally. Combining his technical skills with enhanced business development from Art of Management, it has opened his way of thinking to higher possibilities. Michael is always willing to share his knowledge and support his peers in any way possible. It’s his way of giving back to a profession that has provided so much to him.
Michael is currently pursuing a new digital platform, partnering with Vita, Amann Girrbach and Henry Schein, and aspires to educate and share his knowledge to better the profession that he loves and respects.
When not at his practice, or enhancing his knowledge on new technologies, you will find him spending time with his wife Brenda. They enjoy golfing and living life to the fullest.
SPEAKER: Ron Farris LD
PROGRAM: Patient Management and Charting in Today’s Practice
BIO: Ron Farris started his dental education in 1970 and completed Naval training in fixed and removable dentures. Ron has owned Farris Dental Laboratory for 14 years prior to graduating from Oregon Denturist College. Licensed Denturist 1989.
- Post graduate degree from Mills Grae University
- First chairman of the State of Oregon Board of Denture Technology
- Member / Officer (ICD) International Congress of Denturist
- Active member (OSDA) Oregon State Denturist Association
- Numerous presentations and seminars promoting dental education throughout the U.S.
- DDM, Doctorate of Medical Denturitry not recognized in Or, Me.
OSDA 2019 CONFERENCE
2019 OSDA Spring Conference Schedule
Friday, April 12, 2019
8:30-10-30am: Sleep Apnea Treatments from the Denturist Perspective with Dr Richard Moore
11:00am-12:00pm: The Staub Technique (Part 1 Lecture) with Robert Cain L.D.
12:00-1:00pm: Lunch Break
1:15-2:15pm: The Staub Technique (Part 2 Hands On) with Robert Cain L.D.
2:45-4:45pm: The SEMCD System (Suction Dentures) Advanced Techniques Part II with Esther Schwenning
6:00-9:00pm: 40th Anniversary Celebration Dinner – $90 – includes meals and entertainment – Drinks will be a cash bar
– Gala Dinner Flyer
Saturday, April 13, 2019
7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast
8:00-10:00am: Denturist Panel Discussion with Dave Dahl, Todd Young, Terri Eplett, Ken Holden, Dale Moore and more…
10:00am-12:00pm: Implant Systems with Darwin Bagley and Implants Direct
12:30-1:30pm: Membership Meeting
2019 OSDA Conference Speakers
Staub Technique by Robert Cain
The Staub Cranial System is a method of placing denture teeth in the original physiological position. By locating certain bone reference points on stone models, we can determine mathematically the individual ideal tooth position. A computer software program calculates the tooth position and prints a template which can be attached to a set up plate to be used as a guide to set the denture teeth. This allows for esthetic try in and bite record on the second visit. There will be a “hands on” segment where we will be breaking into smaller groups.
Implant Overdentures – Chairside and Laboratory Procedures
This presentation will focus primarily on techniques for removable overdentures with stud type attachments. Step-by-step approach will be presented with chairside and laboratory procedures. Bar-type overdentures and fixed-detachable hybrid dentures will also be detailed as alternative restorations.
Sleep Apnea and the Denturist – By Dr. Richard Moore
In this class, we will have a discussion about the Denturists’ role in the identification, laboratory or at-home testing, attainment of a proper diagnosis and the provision of therapy and long-term management of the Sleep Apnea patient.
Denturist Panel Discussion
Ever had a big question about practicing Denturism that you’ve wanted to get a good range of opinions on from some of the top experts in your field? Now is your chance. We will have an open panel discussion with some of the most experienced and knowledgeable Denturists in the profession. So, come ready with your questions and be ready to learn from the best!
Advanced SEMCD – Esther Schwenning L.D.
This class will be a continuation of the Mandibular Suction-Effective Complete Denture course that Esther taught a few years ago at our Oregon Spring Conference. Esther is one of the foremost experts in the SEMCD techniques and was recently awarded Canadian Denturist of the Year. In this course, she will be teaching some more advanced techniques, how to deal with more difficult mandibular cases and she will even get into applying these skills into a digital workflow.
2019 GALA DINNER INFO
DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR GALA DINNER – APRIL 7th, 2019
The Oregon State Denturist Association Invites You to the 40th Anniversary Celebration!
Friday, April 12, 2019
6:00 – 9:00pm
Activities for the evening include:
a Gala Dinner
Entertainment by Musician Ellen Whyte
and Presentations by Distinguished Denturists
Please see the full itinerary below for more details:
40th Anniversary Gala Dinner/Awards: Includes meal and entertainment
- Cost: $90.00
- Drinks will be a cash bar
- Background music provided by Ellen Whyte
40th Anniversary Banquet with distinguished speakers: Ken Holden, Dave Dahl, John Stout, John Cooper and Todd Young
Closing performance by Ellen Whyte
OSDA / WDA 2018 CONFERENCE
Location and Hotel Reservations:
1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way
Stevenson, WA 98648
OSDA / WDA CONFERENCE AGENDA
Total of 15 CE Credits Available
*2 CE hours available for CE Table Talk (upon completion of vendor table talk sign off sheet) ‐Maximum 2 CE hours.
6:30 pm – OSDA Board Meeting
8:00 – 9:30 am Registration/Breakfast/Vendor Show – CE Table Talk*
9:30 – 10:30 am General Membership Meeting
10:30-10:45 am Board Meeting
10:45 – 11:00 am Break/Hotel will remove wall dividers after meeting
11:00 – 1:00 pm Eric Kukucka DD – “Ivoclar Digital”. Workflow for digital denture excellence, analog, digital, or both. Sponsored by Ivoclar – 2 CE Hours
-Lunch and Dinner on your own
8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast/Vendor Show CE Table Talk*
9:00 – 1:00 pm Dr. Joseph Massad Full Day Lecture Complete and Implant Retained Overdentures – Sponsored by Nobilium – 4 CE hours available
9:00 – 1:00 pm Office Support Staff Speakers
John Marshall – Results Driven – Business Training Program
Shawn Murray LD – The Front Office –Care for All Your Office Files
1:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch/Vendor Show CE Table Talk
2:00 – 5:00 pm Dr. Joseph Massad Continued – 3 CE Hours Available
6:30 – 7:00 pm Cocktails
7:00 – 11:00 pm Dinner Banquet – Surprise Dinner Show – Comedy Hypnotist Justin James – Click here for more info…
You are invited to a Hat Party!! Prizes given for the Best Hats!! Raffle!!
8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast/Vendor Show CE Table Talk*
9:00 – 11:00 am Ania Mazewska, MDT Implant-‐Supported Overdentures – Conus Implants – Sponsored by Dentsply
11:00 – 1:00 pm Jae Hong DDS Anatomy of All on X Sponsored by Hiossen, Inc. – 2 CE Hours Available
This presentation will cover the most important aspects of complete removable dentures reloaded to include implant retained over-dentures and why unsuccessful cases are generally a result of an inadequate assessment and poor esthetic analysis thereby leading to a weak treatment plan. Helpful tips to eliminate this situation will be detailed. Making the most desirable impressions both internal and external for edentulous, dentate for immediate and implant overdentures will bring the audience up to current methods. See how predictable fit and esthetics are obtained in the immediate denture arena even when implants are placed the day of extractions. The number two problem plaguing removables is an inaccurate jaw registration. A precise jaw recording will be described in detail, for complete, partial, immediate and overdenture procedures. To sum it all up Dr. Massad will describe in detail several implant overdenture cases utilizing all of the above methods.
I have been a Licensed Denturist for 26 years and a Certified Dental Laboratory Technician for 36 years, my specialty is complete dentures. I have diplomas from Bates Vocational College, the Oregon Denturist College and George Brown College. I have been the president of the Oregon Denturist Association, and National Denturist Association. I have also held the office of Treasurer of both Associations and still a board member of OSDA. I have served the on the Board of Oregon Health Agency for a total of 16 years and chaired that Board for 16 years. I strive to improve my knowledge of the dental profession by many hours of continuing education in the dental and education fields. I am guest lecturing at several State Denturist Associations. I am an instructor at the American Denturist College.
Dr. Jae Hong is a long-time resident of the Pacific Northwest. He completed dental school and received his D.D.S. Degree at the University of Washington in 1997. After one year externship at Emory University in Atlanta, he returned to Seattle to complete his residency and certification in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Washington where he graduated first in his class.
Dr. Hong is a board-certified diplomate in the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and president of the Snohomish County Dental Society. He was voted as Top Dentist by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine for the past eight years. He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and Washington State Dental Association. His main interest is in providing life-changing reconstructive treatments to patients using the latest technological advancements in dental implantology.
Ms. Ania Mazewska, BA, MDT, graduated from Medical University of Gdansk in Gdansk, Poland in 2006 with her degree in Dental Technology. Ms. Mazewska began her career as a laboratory technician in 2006 and worked in all departments of a full-service laboratory. She joined the company in 2011 as the District Manager, Clinical channel for the Seattle North territory, and became the Technical Advisor in 2015.
In this role, she lectures throughout the United States and is responsible for employee training, product development, problem-solving, and case design. She also actively assists clinicians and laboratories with difficult cases and surgeons with guided surgery, case planning, procedures, and techniques for best surgical and restorative outcome for their patients.
Results Driven was created because we believe that your business is capable of ‘more’. More revenue. More profits. More growth. Maybe – more free time. But you struggle to get there and stay there. For over a decade, John Marshall’s company has trained clients in over 30 industries to get results. Period. You could say, their structured and proven business training program is, in every sense of the word, Results Driven.
John started his career with Procter & Gamble in sales and marketing. He left P&G, to pursue his bucket list goal of traveling internationally. He talked with entrepreneurs about their struggles and these conversations planted the seed to start his company.
This lecture covers key components for the fabrication of a premium denture utilizing Ivoclar’s Digital Denture and Digital Denture Professional processes. It includes a comprehensive look at both the clinical and laboratory innovative workflows as well as unique diagnostic instrumentation, equipment, and materials.
Eric D. Kukucka, DD is President of The Denture Center, a quickly growing network of denture clinics in Ontario Canada with locations in Windsor, Leamington, Waterloo, Fergus, and Oakville Ontario. Eric is a 2010 graduate of George Brown College of Applied Arts & Technology with Dean’s List Honours and recognized as Valedictorian of the Centre for Health Sciences. Today, Eric is a successful practicing denturist and emergent entrepreneur as well as a respected key opinion leader and consultant for Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. and Nobel Biocare. As a prominent sales strategist and advocate for marketing best practices, Eric lectures extensively in North America as he strives to build great relationships within the dental community.
Dates: Friday & Saturday, April 28 – 29, 2017
Embassy Suites Portland Airport
7900 NE 82nd Ave
Portland, OR 97220
Board Meeting: April 27th, 2017 – 6PM
Membership Meeting: April 29th, 2017 – 11:45am
Full Conference Schedule
Conference Presenters and Course Outlines:
Printable Conference Presenters
Arian Deutsch is a certified dental technician who has studied at the University level in the United States and Canada since the early 90’s. He and his wife Muriel started Deutsch Dental Arts in Arizona in 2007 where they continue to learn and grow their lab today. Arian has studied under many great technicians and won competitions and awards for his work worldwide. He has also served as adjunct faculty at ASDOH Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health and is a member of the Arizona Dental Association and the American College of Prosthodontist’s Dental Technician’s Alliance.
Course: “Restoring the Implant Patient”
Chris Bormes is the President of Preat Corporation.
Course: Restorative Implant Options: A didactic overview and theory of case design to help the attendee decide when to recommend a Fixed Detachable, Fixed Removable, or Removable Prosthesis with a Bar or Stud attachment.
F-Tx The Denturist Fixed Attachment: An introduction to the new Locator F-Tx Fixed attachment. Ideal for Denturists, as there are no screws, no cement–and no problems! Provide your patients with a fixed restoration with simple proven techniques. If you can restore a Locator overdenture, you can do an F-Tx fixed prosthesis!
Esther Schwenning is a Denturist and owner of Northern Lights Denture Clinic in Prince George, British Colombia, Canada. After working in both Denturist Clinics and Dental labs for a number of years, Esther decided this was her future and completed her training in 2007 at VCC. She brings a wealth of enthusiasm to her industry. Between volunteering with the DABC for the past 6 years, she dedicates her free time to expanding her knowledge to her profession. Esther opened her own clinic in 2011, where her and her team practice what they preach. In 2015 and 2016 she traveled to Japan to study under Dr. Jiro Abe and became a trainer for SEMCD.
Course: Do you find that lower dentures are the nemesis in your office? Do you struggle to have an alternative to offer patients that are not candidates for lower implants? Join Esther Schwenning R.D., SEMCD in this informative introductory discourse giving you the insight into the Dr. Abe Suction Impression Technique. This is a new clinical impression system that offers both stability and suction on lower dentures. Define who would be a candidate, and what the contraindications for this procedure would be. We will discuss the restorative techniques that will give optimum results for your patient. This includes proper record taking, and appropriate tooth selection and set up. Also will be discussed is how to maintain proper recall for your patients to provide them with optimal care.
Eugene Royzengurt DTG is the Owner of Apple Dental Laboratory LLC, Sandy, UT, specializing in removable prosthodontics. He has an AS degree and certificates in dental assistance and dental radiology and has been working in the dental industry since 1996.
Course: In the world where the implant retained removable prosthetics are no longer a novelty item, we cannot afford to present to our patients a prosthesis that has a typical denture look. The need for the balance between function and aesthetics can now be addressed with the use of composite veneering of the denture base and also by choosing a treatment plan that will not only retain a prosthesis but will offer superior hygiene and longevity of the implant regions. During the lecture Mr. Royzengurt will cover the protocols for the fabrication of the double structure implant retained removable prosthetics with the use of plunger locks. The lecture will not only include all the proper steps for the fabrication of such prosthesis, but will also cover some of the common mistakes made and how to correct them.
OSDA SPRING CONFERENCE 2015
Dates: April 24 – 25, 2015
3075 North Highway 97
Bend, OR 97701
(8:00-12:00 Friday, 4 CE) We can all agree that no patient is the same. Every treatment plan is specific to each patient. So lets start at the basics and work our way to the most advanced and complete outcomes. In this four-hour discussion we will see how the different appliances like simple flippers, to implant-retained full dentitions fabricated with new materials can for fill your patients aesthetic and functional needs. Also see how the utilization of strategic planning and protocol will stream line your workflow and produce a predictable out come. Lets put all of the stars in alignment.
(1:00-3:00 Friday, 2 CE) Denturists will walk away from this course inspired to improve their business and their work flow. Specific techniques will be presented to increase office efficiency from the waiting room through the front desk; laboratory; back office; and remote locations. This lively course will include specific strategic planning and implementations that work for denturists. Topics will include how the denturist can: 1) improve work flow; 2) achieve rock solid patient charting; 3) increase patient treatment acceptance; 4) utilize “Value Forward” marketing techniques to attract more business.
(3:30-4:30 Friday, 1 CE) Dan will present on impression taking materials and techniques. He will also be going through a troubleshooting guide on the most common mistakes made while taking impressions.
(8:30-11:30 Saturday, 3 CE) Dealing with insurance companies these days can be a confusing maze. It is a changing landscape with plan limitations, billing complications, and patient confusion. Sherilan and Suzee will tackle this broad topic from a few different angles and clear the waters on what can be a struggle for all oral health care professionals and their offices. This will include an informal question and answer opportunity as well.
OSDA SPRING 2014 CONFERENCE FOLLOW-UP
Dates: May 30th & 31st, 2014
Salem Convention Center
200 COMMERCIAL STREET SE
SALEM, OREGON 97301
Record attendance at 35 Year Oregon Anniversary Celebration
Oregon State Denturist Association’s (OSDA) spring conference was a great success. A banquet was held to honor pioneer denturists, founding board members, dedicated 35 year members and past presidents with honorary coins and awards given. Several pioneer members spoke at the banquet, including Dave Dahl, Ken Holden, and Phil Dahl who helped lead the fight to legalize Denturism in Oregon. OSDA honored all who attended, whether as past or current board member, executive director, a new member or a student (future denturist). Thank you to all who attended. Heidi van Giffen, OSDA President, greeted the group. “I could not have fulfilled my term as an efficient President for the Association without the wonderful hard working Officers and Board of Directors who served with me. Thank you for investing much of your time and energy supporting the Association. Also, thank you to every association member, your support is greatly needed and appreciated. It was an honor serving as President of such an amazing association!” (Heidi will now serve as Secretary/Treasurer; Congratulations to Nels Hvass and Chris Chapman, President and President elect respectively) Look for more information about this successful conference in the OSDA newsletter arriving with the fall issue of The National Denturist, USA.