Continuing Education Courses


Dr. David Shirazi

Recognizing Sleep Apnea Patients--3 CEU

Sleep apnea can be a serious sleep disorder. People who have sleep apnea stop breathing for 10 or more seconds at a time while they are sleeping (one apneic event). These short cessations in breathing can happen up to 800 times or more every night.  If you have sleep apnea, the periods of stopped breathing may wake you from deep sleep. If you are waking from deep sleep to light sleep all night long, however briefly, you aren’t getting enough restful sleep. Most often times however, we have mini arousals that still take us out of the deeper levels of sleep and into the shallow, Stage 1 sleep, but since we are still sleeping we are not at all aware that it happened. Functional orthodontics is a form of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Technically speaking, these problems are classified as “malocclusion” or having a bad bite. Dr. Shirazi is skilled in the design, application and control of corrective appliances, such as ALFs, functional appliances and braces to bring teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment and to achieve facial balance, TMJ stabilization and an open airway. Most people associate orthodontia with the application of braces to correct crooked teeth in children. Dr. Shirazi, however, treats a wide variety of conditions in people of all ages with this technique.

May 4, 2019 9:00am-12:00pm

At-the-Door registration starts at 8:30am

  • Riverpark Executive Suites #300,  Oxnard, CA 93036.  In the National University building!

  • $48 RDH member of CDHA/VCDHA or RDAs purchased by 4/27/19     
  • $63 RDH member of CDHA/VCDHA or RDAs At-the-Door
  • $66 Non-member RDH or DDS purchased by 4/27/19
  • $78 Non-member RDH or DDS At-the-Door

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Amber Riley, MS, RDH, FAAFS

Patients, Pills & Pathologies©, Medical History Clues are Critical to General Treatment-- 3 CEU

The number of Americans over the age of 65 exceeds 15% of the population and that number will increase by more than an additional 20% over the next few decades. As patient longevity increases, so will the number of conditions, diseases and potential disabilities that these patients will present with in our dental chairs.  Medically compromised patients with age-related diseases such as cancers, or lifestyle-associated factors such as obesity, drug use and abuse, as well as the myriad of common; and often underestimated, abnormal physical conditions that we cross paths with on a day-to-day basis demand a sharpened focus during our treatment planning, delivery of care and periodontal maintenance in general dentistry. These patients require clinicians that have a competent insight into medicine and pharmacotherapies, and are capable of deducing findings from patient medical histories and willing to collaborate with patients’ medical providers to provide optimal dental care.

Learning Objectives:

• Participants will receive an up-to-date, concise review of the more common medical disorders that are encountered within general dentistry: basic epidemiology and pathophysiology, signs/symptoms and accepted medical therapy for the condition and specific dental management recommendations.

• Neurologic, behavioral and psychiatric disorders, including drug and alcohol abuse will be examined.

• Drug interactions that are significant to dentistry will be reviewed.

Sep. 21, 2019 9:00am-12:00pm

At-the-door registration starts at 8:30am


  • $48 RDH member of CDHA/VCDHA or RDAs purchased by 9/14/19     
  • $63 RDH member of CDHA/VCDHA or RDAs At-the-Door
  • $66 Non-member RDH or DDS purchased by 9/14/19
  • $78 Non-member RDH or DDS At-the-Door

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Enjoy the company of fellow hygienists as small groups rotate to different dental vendors to learn more about their products and services.  

Nov. 2, 2019 9:00am-1:00pm Lunch Included

At-the-door registration starts at 8:30am

Residence Inn by Marriott Oxnard River Ridge, 2101 W. Vineyard Ave., Oxnard, CA 93036. Near the golf course!

  • $64 RDH member of CDHA/VCDHA or RDAs purchased by 10/26/19     
  • $84 RDH member of CDHA/VCDHA or RDAs At-the-Door
  • $88 Non-member RDH or DDS purchased by 10/26/19
  • $104 Non-member RDH or DDS At-the-Door

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