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First District News and Information

First District Dental Society Annual Winter Meeting ​will be held Saturday, February 10, 2018
LOCATION:  Mission Health/A-B Tech Conference Center / 16 Fernihurst Drive / Asheville, NC 28801

More info coming soon.

Second District News and Information

The 2nd District Annual Meeting is scheduled for Friday, September 8th, 2017

Location: The Ballantyne Hotel

  Click Here for an Informational Brochure & Agenda

Dr. Ryan Cook, DDS, MS. Program Director Graduate Prosthodontics (UNC). 
Topic: Anterior Implant Restoration: Mastering the Perio-Restorative Interface (2 CE credits)

Communication is paramount in achieving optimal treatment outcomes in implant dentistry.  An important tool in implant communication is the fabrication of implant provisional restorations. Provisional restorations assist in achieving ideal soft tissue contours and communicate minute details of the final restoration to the laboratory technician and patient. This course will discuss and demonstrate different provisionalization and final impression techniques in an organized fashion that allows for easy assimilation into your practice.  This course will also discuss and demonstrate the how digital (CAD/ CAM) dentistry enhances the fabrication of implant provisional and final restorations. 

Educational Objectives:
At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate different techniques in the fabrication of provisional implant restorations.Describe how digital (CAD/ CAM) dentistry can increase the efficacy of implant placement and restoration.
  2. Illustrate how the formulation of a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan influence the esthetic outcomes of implant provisional and final restoration.
  3. Understand the natural treatment progression from provisional restorations to final restorations.
  4. Understand different soft tissue procedures that enhance the outcome of final implant restorations. 

Charles W. Holland, RPh, DDS
Topic: “Best Prescribing Practices for Opioid Use in Dentistry”
Target Audience: Licensed Dentists in North Carolina
Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand the current issues of opioid use and abuse
  2. Understand the significance of the NC Medical Board’s “Policy for the Use of Opiates for the Treatment of Pain.”
  3. Implement best practices for the use of opioids and other controlled substances in dentistry

(Satisfies new 2018 NCDBE requirement for all dentists that prescribe opioids) (1 CE credit)

Third District News and Information

2017 Golden Triad Seminar

Fri, Feb 24, 2017 | 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM 
Address: 410 Sunset Drive, Greensboro, NC

The 2017 Golden Triad Seminar is scheduled February 24 at the Greensboro Country Club. The speaker will be Dr. Hal Crossley, who is nationally known for his programs on drug related subjects. This seminar will provide you all of the latest information that can be used in your office. Be sure and invite your colleagues to attend as well and bring your dental team members! Get more information 

Fourth District News and Information

4th District Annual Social 

Come play and eat with us on Friday, September 22nd, 2017 for the NCDS 4th District Annual Social.   We will kick off the fun in Raleigh's Warehouse District at The Pitt Authentic Barbecue with food, drinks, and prizes.  We will then head next door to Boxcar Bar + Arcade for games and socializing.   Spouses and guests are welcome.  View the Program here.

Date:  Friday, September 22nd, 2017
Place:  Raleigh's Warehouse District

Time:  6:00 - 8:00 pm:
Food, Drinks, and Prizes at The Pit Authentic Barbecue
(Business Meeting will begin at 5:00 pm – all 4th District Members are welcome to attend)

Time:  8:00 - 10:00 pm: 
Fun and Games at Boxcar Bar + Arcade.  

Registration:  $25 which includes food, drinks, game tokens, and raffle tickets
Register Online or Download a Registration Form which can be returned by email to, faxed to 919.677.1397 or mailed to 4th District Annual Meeting, 1600 Evans Road, Cary, NC 27513.

Menu will include barbecue, fried chicken, mac and cheese, green beans, slaw, biscuits, and homemade desserts.

Drink tickets included with registration which include a wide selection of craft beer and wine.

Over $200 dollars of raffle prizes, with one being $100 gift card to the Angus barn.

Fifth District News and Information

5th District 2017 Mid-Winter Meeting – February 17-18, 2017
Greenville Convention Center, Greenville, NC
Dr. Gordon Christensen, The Christensen Bottom Line – 2017
Joe Gates will present Cyber Liability DECODED sponsored by B&B Protector Plans, Inc.
Karen Gregory, RN of Total Medical Compliance will present the required Safety: The Top 10 Things to KNOW! An OSHA and HIPAA Update