FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021

The NDA will continue accepting registrations for the virtual CE until July 23, 2021.  After this date, the system will NOT allow participants to watch sessions or complete evaluations for CE credit. 

Please note that new registrations will be pulled on a daily basis by the online platform company, Eleventh & Gather, after which your personalized link will be emailed to you by them.  Keep in mind that it could take 24 hours for you to receive the link to watch the on-demand presentations.

In order to claim your CE credit, each participant must be registered and paid for the meeting; must attend sessions either live during the meeting date, OR on-demand after the meeting, and complete an evaluation form for each session.

Thanks so much for participating in our 2021 NDA Virtual Annual Session!  We will see you next year in Lincoln, April 8, 2022! 

If you have signed up for the NDA virtual CE on Friday, April 23, 2021, the online platform company, Eleventh & Gather, will be sending you the login information via email on Thursday, April 22nd

The email will include the link, login credentials, and how to navigate the platform.  The email will come from so please watch your inboxes and check your spam folders!  If you need help during the presentation, contact Eleventh & Gather directly at 678-341-3000.  There is also a help desk option within the platform where you can chat directly with them if you need assistance. 

As a reminder, the presentations will be recorded and available for a limited time following the presentations on Friday.  Thank you!

Below is what the interactive lobby to our virtual meeting will look like.  Thanks to the corporate sponsors who have committed to sticking with us through the virtual meeting.  Please make sure to thank them! 

Access the Virtual Platform Here.

Eleventh & Gather NDA AS Landing Page 

We are pleased to offer two speakers which we believe will be of interest to the entire dental team! Session 1 will be Dr. Uche Odiatu and Session 2 will be Dr. Robert Maguire. Each session will run in 1 ½ hour segments with breaks in between for a total of 6 hours of CE each.  Please refer to each session description for detailed information on the speaker and the presentation topics.  Both sessions will run simultaneously using the following schedule:  (1) 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. / 15 minute break / (2) 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. / Live Q & A from 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. / Lunch break from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. / (3) 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. / 15 minute break / (4) 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. / Live Q & A from 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.  Both sessions will be available “on demand” for a period of three months following the initial presentation

If you would like to watch both presentations you will need to sign up for each individual session. A few days before the event, Eleventh & Gather will email each individual registrant a personalized link to view the presentation. There is no charge for NDA members.  Dental team members (hygienists, assistants, office staff, and spouses) can participate in both virtual sessions for $75 per session.

Please note that a separate registration for each dentist and/or dental team member is required to view the presentations and print the individualized CE slip at the conclusion of the program.



Register Online Here!

Each person will need to register individually!  Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation. Please hold on to this confirmation for verification.  If you prefer to fill out a paper registration, print off the  Registration Form and return it to the NDA via fax, email, or mail.  We do encourage you to register online if at all possible!

The NDAA is also offering NDA members the ability to participate in their virtual session for no charge. Other members of your dental team are also invited to participate in their session. Please see the separate registration information contained in this newsletter. 



Uche Odiatu

Session 1 – Dr. Uche Odiatu

Dr Uche Odiatu is the author of The Miracle of Health, a professional member of the American College of Sports Medicine and a practicing dentist in Toronto. This busy dad of four is an NSCA Certified Personal Trainer and has lectured in England, Canada, the USA, the Bahamas, Denmark, Bermuda and Norway. Follow Dr. Uche at / Twitter @FitSpeakers / Instagram @FitSpeakers

Patient Lifestyle Habits that Influence Healing

Part I: Nutrition Lollapalooza

Part II: Exercise is Medicine

Our patients don’t leave their stressful jobs, poor sleeping patterns (insomnia, apnea, snoring), their physical fitness (or lack) or their eating patterns (mindless eating & evening feeding frenzies) in the car before they sit in our chair. There’s irrefutable scientific evidence that these habits have the ability to ramp up inflammation or dial it down. Well adjusted, rested, physically active, healthy eating patients enjoy a physiology that supports a better response to our prevention/restorative interventions. In this high energy entertaining program be prepared to have your hair blown back.


  1. Discover how eating habits have the ability to dial down or ramp inflammation and how it affects your treatment outcomes.
  2. Learn why it’s important to identify the sleep deprived (not just apnea) patient in your practice.
  3. Understand why your sedentary patients don't heal as well as your active living patients. ALERT 85% of your patients lead sedentary lives.
  4. Gain greater insight into the relationship between chronic inflammation & disease.
  5. Develop a conversation style to positively impact your patient at the new patient & recare exam.

Do Your Patients Have the Guts to Enjoy Oral Health

Part III: Your Sleep Deprived Patient

Part IV: Putting Wellness into Action

Do your patients have the guts to douse the flames of inflammation? Our patient's gut flora make very powerful anti-inflammatory agents when fed key nutrients. Learn what impacts gut integrity: antibiotics, jet lag, fast food, artificial sweeteners & what we dental pros can do! The latest science from the National Institute of Health shows the microbiome impacts overall health as much as our genes. Dental industry people are the key professionals to ensure optimum functioning of the masticatory system. Attend this insightful session & enjoy a novel path to lower patients' inflammatory burden.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain insight into the science of the human microbiome.
  • Learn why NEW findings about your patients’ gut flora are shaking the very foundation of health care & nutrition.
  • Understand why the dental professional is perfectly positioned to help ALL people live more vibrant lives NOW.
  • The level of your gut health influences your immune system, metabolism, digestion, energy levels and emotional well-being.
  • Discover the foundational role of your patient's gut integrity & inflammation.

Session 2 – Dr. Robert Maguire

Dr. Maguire is a Navy Veteran who got his D.D.S. degree from Georgetown University School    of Dentistry in 1984. He completed Bachelor of Arts at the University of New Hampshire in   1980 and Master of Arts Degree in Strategic Communication and Leadership at Seton Hall University in 2009. He is a Past President of the New Hampshire Dental Society serving from  2014 to 2015. Dr. Maguire is a fellow in the International College of Dentists and the American  College of Dentists. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, the New Hampshire Dental Society and the Speaking Consulting Network. In addition to these credentials, he is also a certified trainer for the DISC Personality Assessment Tool.

Early in his career, Dr. Maguire became an avid student of both the Dawson Center and the Pankey Institute, completing all of their week-long continuums. It was the "Pankey Philosophy"  that inspired him to continually develop his technical and communication skills.

For 28 years, Dr. Maguire had a fee-for-service solo private practice in Wolfeboro, NH. His practice thrived without the influence of PPOs or Premiere programs with set fees. He attributes  his success to the deep relationships he made with his patients and team. Retiring financially secure at age 60, Dr. Maguire founded Dynamic Dental Communications where he now specializes in coaching and teaching dentists and their teams how to be effective communicators.  “I want dentists and their teams to thrive rather than survive,” says Dr. Maguire. The ultimate goal is to help dentists and their teams experience more joy, more professional fulfillment, and more financial success in their lives and in their practices.


In this course, Dr. Maguire will explore the importance and benefits of great communication within a dental practice. This is an area that is rarely spoken about in dental continuing education courses and yet from Dr. Maguire’s experience, great communication leads to more  satisfied patients, increased happiness, greater job satisfaction, and improved profitability.

In the morning session you will learn:

  • What is great communication?
  • What are the benefits to a dental practice?
  • What is rapport and the necessary steps to improve it?
  • The Building Blocks for Practice Success.

In the afternoon session you will:

  • Learn about the Pathway to Great Communication.
  • Have brainstorming sessions to examine your written and oral communication.
  • Develop a priority list and a communication action plan to apply on Monday morning.

Attend South Dakota Dental Association CE for Free!

SDDA Program BookAll NDA members can attend the 2021 South Dakota Dental Association (SDDA) Annual Session without paying a general registration fee. In an effort to increase member value, the Nebraska and South Dakota Dental Associations have reached an agreement to allow member dentists to attend all continuing education sessions offered at the corresponding state meeting for free. The SDDA Annual Session is set for May 13-15, 2021 in Sioux Falls, SD.

Not all CE session will be recorded, so check the SDDA CE schedule for which CE is live and which CE is also recorded.
To register or view the meeting schedule and course descriptions go to NDA members are welcome to attend social functions as well, but there is an additional charge for each event.

The CE will be available to view for 1 month after May 13th. 

NDA Annual Session Awards Update

Since we are having a virtual meeting for our 2021 NDA Annual Session, we will not be honoring any recipients for the NDA Hall of Fame or the Young Professional award; members who have achieved life status with the ADA; or those who are celebrating 50 years in dentistry.  We will combine this year’s recipients with next year’s recipients and have a joint celebration in Lincoln at our 2022 meeting!