Conferences and Continuing Education
2023 JOINT CONFERENCE WDA & OSDA
Dates: Thursday-Saturday, April 27th-30th, 2023
Location: Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA
HLO RULES FOR CE CREDITS AND FREE REGISTRATION FOR MEMBERS
During Covid, the HLO loosened the rules on Continuing Education. Denturists were able to fulfill their CE requirements from non-HLO approved courses. The rules regarding HLO approval of CE have been reinstituted. All CE for Licensed Denturists must be approved beforehand by the HLO.
The easiest way to fulfill those requirements is through coursework provided by the OSDA. Dues-paying members of the OSDA have the privilege to attend the OSDA Conference without additional cost. If you are a current member of the OSDA, please enter the code “CHECK” during the registration process. If you have not paid your annual dues, please go to the OSDA Membership page and renew your membership before registering for the conference. If you use the code “CHECK” without having a current membership, you will be required to pay the non-member fee at the door to attend.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Please join us for our 2023 Joint Conference with Oregon State Denturist Association and Washington Denturist Association at the Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA on April 27th – 30th, 2023.
MEMBERS FREE REGISTRATION CODE: CHECK
Registration is FREE for OSDA Members! Members use the code: “CHECK” during the Registration process. If you have not paid your annual dues, please go to the OSDA Membership page and renew your membership before registering for the conference. If you use the code “CHECK” without having a current membership, you will be required to pay the non-member fee at the door to attend.
1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way
Stevenson, WA 98648
Room Block Info:
WDA & OSDA have a discounted room block. To book under the room block, reserve your room using this link.
Call 844-432-4748 and reference the WDA/OSDA Joint Conference.
Deadline: Reservations must be made by March 13, 2023 in order to receive the discounted rate.
Click here to view the Conference Schedule.
Special Conference Events
Friday, April 28th – Axe Throwing at Skamania Lodge: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
- Sponsored by Fricke Dental
- Additional Registration Required: $20
- Please register with your conference registration. Includes 1 drink ticket, appetizers and axe throwing. Must wear closed-toed shoes.
- Sponsored by Copeland Insurance Group
- Banquet is covered in registration
- Additional guests registration is required: $100 per additional ticket
- Join us for a fun-filled night of food, drinks and live music! Wear your best 80s-themed outfit to be entered into our costume contest!
2023 Lectures & Workshops Submission
2023 Lectures & Workshops Submission is Now Open!
The Program Committee invites you to be a part of the WDA/OSDA Joint Conference by submitting course proposals for the 2023 conference at Skamania Lodge, April 27-30, 2023. The submission window will close on January 31, 2023, at 5pm. If you have any questions, please contact Megan Schoenfelder, WDA Executive Director at email@example.com.
Exhibitors / Sponsors
Exhibit or Sponsor at the WDA/OSDA Joint Conference
Our members need your products and services. The WDA/OSDA Joint Conference is your opportunity to show them why you are the best! Book your tradeshow table today and start networking with our members!
Thank you to our Conference Sponsors
Friday Lunch Sponsor
Friday Social Sponsor – Axe Throwing
Saturday 80s Party Reception and Dinner Sponsor
Lanyard & Badge Sponsor
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please reach out to us! WDA/OSDA are excited to present to you our sponsorship opportunities for the conference. There are also opportunities to support the organizations throughout the year. Contact the office for more details on those opportunities at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2022 OSDA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Dates: Thursday-Saturday, April 28th-30th
Location: Spirit Mountain Hotel and Casino
Steve Coburn, Perfit Digital Dentures
“Where to Start With Digital Dentures, The Good, Bad And The Ugly”
Steve presented along with Denturists Josh Brooks and James Shroyer on getting into digital dentures. We had some live demonstrations on dealing with workflows for different types of cases in the digital world.
Brian Houck, OSHA Oregon
“Keeping You Safe”
Brian walked us through the potential health hazards in a Denturist office and Denture Laboratory, how to stay compliant with current laws and most importantly, how to stay safe while doing the valuable work we do as Denturists.
Nicole Rose Yen, Breakaway Bookkeeping & Advising
“Leveraging Patient Records to Identify Opportunity”
Nicole talked about ways to look at our current client set to optimize current patient care. How do you get the most out of your practice while giving your best to our patients?
Eugene Royzengurt L.D., Vita North America
“Embracing Emerging Digital Denture Fabrication With Traditional Best Practices”
Digital Denture transformation into a laboratory environment, and working with teeth positioning to get the functional and aesthetic outcome your patients want.
Eugene Royzengurt L.D., Vita North America
“Implant Supported/Fixed Denture Solutions: Streamlining Your Workflow”
From treatment planning to model and occlusal analysis to customization on implant removable and even fixed prosthetics. Getting the most out of each case.
The 2020 NDA VIRTUAL Conference
The NDA Virtual Conference will remain on a portion of the original dates (Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17, 2020). It will include NDA’s annual membership meeting and programming from presenters from around the world.
In lieu of the cancellation of our Fall Conference, OSDA has voted to cover the cost of the NDA Virtual Conference registration fees for our OSDA members and students.
Membership to be determined by payment of annual dues by October 1st, 2020.
NDA VIRTUAL CONFERENCE FEES:
OSDA Member Fee: $149 (covered by OSDA if OSDA Membership is paid by October 1st, 2020)
Student Fee: $49 (covered by OSDA if OSDA Membership is registered by October 1st, 2020)
Non-Member Fee: $249 (Non-members pay the NDA directly, link to register and pay will be posted soon)
A special code will be emailed to OSDA Members and Students to enter into the registration form to have their fees waived. If you have not received the code, please email email@example.com. Click below to register for the NDA Virtual Conference.
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 - Anatomy of All on X (how to determine the position of implants, complications, Indications and contraindications for fixed hybrid dentures and etc..)
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.
Eric D. Kukucka, DD - “Ivoclar Digital” Workflow for Digital Denture Excellence…Analog, Digital or Both?"
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 2016
Date: April 15-16, 2016
Embassy Suites Portland Airport
7900 NE 82nd Ave
Portland, OR 97220
OSDA FALL WORKSHOP 2015
8-hour Hands-on Continuing Education
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Location: Chemeketa Community College
We had a successful Fall workshop. Thanks to all of you who attended!
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.