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The Metro Denver Dental Society strives to be a leading provider of quality continuing education for dental professionals in the Rocky Mountain region. Members have come to rely on our in-person lectures and hands-on courses as well as the Rocky Mountain Dental Convention (RMDC) for their CE. We are now pleased to offer a variety of virtual learning options as well. 

Er:YAG and Nd:YAG Laser Training

Er:YAG and Nd:YAG Laser Training – May 22, 2020

Presented by Dr. Terry Alford
Utilizing the unique properties of Er:YAG and Nd:YAG lasers in daily practice can provide dentists a host of new treatment possibilities. Increase practice ROI with conservative and pain-free dentistry, superior endodontics, implantology, periodontics and less-invasive soft tissue surgery. Join Dr. Terry Alford to learn how laser dentistry can offer speed, precision and a wide-range of highly effective hard and soft-tissue treatments.

Course objectives:

  • Frenectomies
  • Restorative dentistry procedures, including anesthesia-free cavity preparations
  • Enhanced endodontic treatment with laser-activated irrigation
  • Laser-assisted new attachment procedures with true regeneration including treatment of peri-implantitis involving no risk of heat or damage to the implant
  • Improved tooth extraction, while preserving bone and offering superior socket debridement for immediate implant placement
  • Fibroma and hemangioma removal
  • Herpetic lesion treatment
  • Airway enhancement procedures to increase oxygen intake, decrease the amplitude of snoring reduce the effects of sleep apnea

Gain valuable information on laser-tissue interactions/benefits, proper case selection and effectively implementing the laser into your everyday practice.

This webinar is approved for 4 CEUs. 

Important Note: This webinar is a prerequisite for Dr. Alford’s October 2020 hands-on training course.

Dr. Terry Alford received his DDS from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. He maintains a private practice in Bradenton, FL and serves as a visiting clinical instructor at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry and LECOM School of Dentistry. Additionally, he teaches cosmetic reconstruction, CAD/CAM prosthesis, veneers and implant supported crowns. He holds a master’s certification in laser dentistry and hosts a laser study club with the goal of educating dentists in the use of modern lasers.

View the Webinar Here.

COVID-19 Webinars

The Metro Denver Dental Society and the Colorado Dental Association have worked together to provide a series of webinars on everything from human resources and lending to PPE and post-COVID-19 dental practice workflow. Click the links below to learn more.

CDC Guidance

CDC Guidance – June 3, 2020
Representatives from the CDC review their guidance for safely seeing patients during COVID-19.

View the webinar here.

Back to Work Webinar Series

Exposure Protocol – May 8, 2020
Dr. Kevin Patterson discusses the recommended protocols for COVID-19 exposure in the dental setting. 

View the webinar here.

Team Concerns & Office Workflow – April 23, 2020
Drs. Nelle Barr and Kevin Patterson discuss how to address team member concerns, workflow examples and what to do if there is a COVID-19 exposure. This webinar is approved for 1 CEU. 

View the webinar here.
Download the workflow presentation here.
Download the exposure protocol presentation here

Patient Screening, Arrival & Departure – April 16, 2020
Drs. Sean Whalen and Ian Paisley discuss best practices and practical suggestions you can implement to more safely see patients and mitigate risk for you and your team. This webinar is approved for 1 CEU.

View the webinar here
Download the presentation here
Download patient screening resources here


Human Resources Webinars

HR & Lending Update – April 21, 2020
Join Gary Benson, human resource attorney, and Kelsey Currence from the Colorado Dental Association for an update on HR and lending resources for dentists during the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar is approved for 1 CEU. 

View the webinar here.
Download the presentation here

COVID-19 Relief Bill and Its HR Impact on Your Practice 
– March 27, 2020 
U.S. Department of Labor guidelines limiting the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the paid Family Medical Leave Act. These guidelines affected dentist employers who furloughed or laid off employees both prior to April 1 or after this date.

This webinar is approved for 1 CEU. 

View the webinar here.
Download the presentation here.

Please note that information in these webinars may contain dated information concerning these two acts. Updated information will be posted as soon as it is available.

COVID-19 and the HR Practices You Need to Implement Now – March 26, 2020
The details around COVID-19 and what it means for the dental profession seem to change daily, if not hourly. Gain clarity on the human resource implications of this pandemic, practices you should implement right away as well as HR actions to avoid. Join HR attorney, Gary Benson, on-demand webinar from MDDS and the CDA. This webinar is approved for 1 CEU.

View the webinar here
Download the presentation here

Finance Webinars

PPP Loan Forgiveness & EIDL Update – May 20, 2020
Webinar from the Colorado Dental Association (CDA) on parameters for PPP loan forgiveness and EIDL loan update.

View the webinar here.

COVID-19 Financing Options & SBA Loans – March 31, 2020
Webinar from the Colorado Dental Association (CDA) on financing options as well as the EIDL Loan and PPP Loan.

View the webinar here.

Virtual Town Halls

Virtual Town Hall #3 – April 25, 2020

Drs. Jeff Kahl and Kevin Patterson answered regulatory, PPE and clinical questions in the third virtual town hall. 

View the webinar here.
Download the presentation here.

Virtual Town Hall #2 
– April 20, 2020

Drs. Jeff Kahl and Kevin Patterson fielded questions on topics varying from proper PPE to getting back to work. In addition, Michael Wilgus from The Dental Supply Company (TDSC) discussed the supply chain and the outlook on procuring necessary PPE moving forward.

View the webinar here.
Download the presentation here. 

Virtual Town Hall #1 
– April 13, 2020

Dr. Jeff Kahl and Dr. Kevin Patterson fielded questions from members on everything from organized dentistry’s response to proper PPE surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

View the webinar here. 


The Metro Denver Dental Society is a not-for-profit component society of the American Dental Association and the Colorado Dental Association.

The MDDS is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. MDDS designates courses for the number of CE hours listed with each course. MDDS credits are approved by the AGD for Fellowship and Mastership credits.

Course Disclaimer: MDDS makes every effort to present high caliber speakers in their respective areas of expertise. MDDS courses are offered as information only and not as financial, accounting, legal or other professional advice. Attendees must consult with their own professional advisers. In addition, each participant must decide the merit and practicality of the material presented. The ideas and comments expressed during the courses are not necessarily endorsed by or are those of MDDS. MDDS warns attendees about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques into your practices.