2020 NDA Annual Session Revamped CE

The in person 2020 Nebraska Dental Association Annual Session scheduled for April 23-24, 2020 has been cancelled.  However, thanks to the cooperation of our speakers, we have been able to arrange for livestreaming of some of the CE previously scheduled. We realize that many of your offices are currently closed and for that reason we have made adjustments to the schedule to bring the presentations to you a little earlier. It is our hope to also record the presentations and have those available on the member side of the website so that you can watch them at your leisure.

If you have already registered for one of these sessions, you will be sent a link via email to view that particular presentation.  If you have NOT registered, you may still do so via the NDA website.  Please refer to the registration information for each individual speaker as detailed below.

March 30 Update:

Dr. Anderson, Chair of the Board of Dentistry has confirmation that DHHS has the ability to interpret the CE audits locally and that we can press on with online/correspondence CE, without limits, and still have it count against the 30 hours every 2 years without penalty if audited.

Speakers -

  • TBD - Douglas Carlsen – “Quick and Agile Money Rules to Survive Any Storm”.Dr. Carlsen has agreed to live stream and record his presentation, but for personal reasons he is not able to schedule it at this time. We will keep you advised on when his program will be available.We will be accepting registrations via the NDA website until a new date is arranged!
  • Thursday, April 2, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon - Dr. Jack Griffin – “Let’s Grow Tooth – Excellent Clinical Dentistry Using Bioactive Regenerative Material”.Dr. Griffin will provide a half day webinar through Catapult Education.An employee of Catapult will be available during the webinar to assist with any questions or issues.At the end of the presentation there will be a live Q & A.Following the presentation, registrants will answer a short quiz after which the continuing education credits will be provided. If you have already registered for this session you will need to RE-REGISTER using their company registration link.This link will be provided to you via email. We will be accepting registrations via the NDA website for this presentation until April 1, 2020!
  • Friday, April 3, 2020 – Morning session (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon) and afternoon session (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.) Amy Kirsch – “Top 5 Challenges Facing Successful Dental Practices Today”.Amy Kirsch will live stream and record her presentation through Zoom in two parts – a morning session and an afternoon session.In light of the impact the Covid-19 virus will have on dental offices, she has modified her program to include pertinent information relating to the pandemic. We will be accepting registrations via the NDA website for this presentation until April 1, 2020!

Continuing education credits - We understand that many of you were counting on the continuing education received at our meeting for your 2020 license renewal.  We have asked the Nebraska Board of Dentistry to make rule waivers available for licensees needing to obtain more hours through self-study than the ten hours that is currently permitted.  The Board of Dentistry has advised that this request will be on the agenda for their April 2020 meeting.  Once we have a Board decision, we will provide that information on our website. 

I already registered - Attendees who have already pre-registered for the meeting will be emailed a link to the presentation. 

I would like to register – Attendees can register via the NDA website. Once the registration confirmation is received, the link to the presentation will be provided. 

Thank you for your cooperation and support as we navigate through these uncharted waters. We are all in this together! 


2020 Registration Form 

Date and Time - TBD

Douglas CarlsenDoug Carlson

Quick and Agile Money Rules To Survive Any Financial Storm

“What do dentists want?  Financial freedom.  What do dentists need?  Honest advice from someone who has walked the path to early retirement and thrived during the great recession.  Dr. Carlsen sells no financial products or on-line programs. He has written more than 80 articles for dental economics, Dentaltown magazine, Dental Products Report, and White Coat Investor.  His videos have over 150,000 views on You Tube.  Dr. Carlsen lectures throughout the United States and Canada.  

The Board of Dentistry has approved the draft Regulations allowing 4 hours of Practice Management CE - 172 NAC 56.007.01(N) & 172 NAC 56.007.04(C) - 172 NAC 56 5.8.19_Practice Management

Amy Kirsch - Date and Time TBD

Amy Kirsch_smallTop 5 Challenges Facing Successful Dental Practices Today
To achieve practice and professional success in today's tough economic dental environment, you need to implement winning strategies and 
direction. Discover how to overcome the challenges in your practice and be able to make positive changes for future growth and stability. 
You will learn how to: 

• Attracting and retain quality and committed team members
• Improve team motivation and leadership skills
• Determine if PPO's are right for your practice
• Keeping the schedule full, productive and stress-free
• Evaluate your internal, external and advertising marketing program

To help you "sharpen the saw", join Amy Kirsch in this highly interactive workshop to uncover your practice's strengths and weaknesses. 

The Board of Dentistry has approved the draft Regulations allowing 4 hours of Practice Management CE - 172 NAC 56.007.01(N) & 172 NAC 56.007.04(C) - 172 NAC 56 5.8.19_Practice Management

Amy Kirsch captivates dental teams with her insights and tactics on how to energize and improve their practices.  As a nationally known dental practice management speaker and consultant, Amy provides the spark dental teams need to make positive changes that build teamwork, improve patient satisfaction, and increase revenue. 

She is the owner of Amy Kirsch & Associates, a dental practice management firm, and Dental Jobs Colorado, a dental staff recruitment business, both located in Denver, Colorado.  Amy is a Board Member of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.

Jack D. Griffin, Jr., DMD, AAACD, MAGD, ABAD

Jack GriffinLet’s Grow Tooth…Excellent Clinical Dentistry Using Bioactive/Regenerative Materials

Ever had a patient say “Doc, that tooth was never a problem until you fixed it”? Let’s stop the madness.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could make the tooth grow? With newer regenerative/bioactive materials we can stimulate dentin healing and self-repair in our direct and indirect restorations all while reducing
sensitivity. These materials promote oral health by decreasing plaque, reduce bacterial accumulation, or promote cells to cause regeneration of tissues.

We will learn indications for newer liners, bases, cements, and restorative materials that encourage
dentin repair, lessen sensitivity, and promote a healthier oral environment. We will apply these newer materials in our direct composite restorations while exploring matrix systems for predictable, tight, well contoured contacts and methods for efficient restorative dentistry. We will also explore regenerative materials for dentin replacement and cementation of durable esthetic indirect restorations like lithium disilicate and zirconia to reduce post operative problems and increase clinical success. We will learn how to do it right the first time and to make the practice more enjoyable and efficient.

Learning Objectives:
● The latest in regenerative materials such as dentin liners for dentin sealing, pulp capping, and
thermal insulation for increased comfort and restoration success.
● The regenerative environment….why, how, and what materials.
● Cementation and infrastructure for zirconia and lithium disilicate crowns with materials that
promote dentin formation and sealing of the restoration margins.
● Efficient direct composite placement – preparation, bonding, matrix selection, bulk fill and
bioactive materials for long term oral health. “Re-chargeable” composites.
● Increasing efficiency in direct composite placement and indirect restorations.
● The latest in “Gotta-have” materials to increase office efficiency and practice enjoyment.