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Thank you for choosing Permanente Dental Associates to fulfill your continuing dental education needs in the Pacific Northwest. Our mission is to promote the highest standards of evidence-based dentistry through practical training programs and the latest scientific and clinical knowledge.


2019 Course Calendar

New offerings are being added all the time. Check back often!


Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
Michael Isaac, DDS
September 28, 2019
8 am – Noon
Doubletree Hotel

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PEC eligible for PDA dentists


Oral Pathology
October 17, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:30pm
Doubletree Hotel

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PEC eligible for PDA dentists


 Virtual Continuing Education Offerings

Offered to PDA employees via SilkRoad Learning.


Clinical Gems – Practice Management in the Kaiser Dental Care Program eCourse
Course Duration: 2 hr 0 min
Gain confidence and understanding in diagnosis and treatment planning to enhance the care you provide in your practice. Take advantage of our unique practice model to mine the best resource for clinical gems – our own specialists!
PDA Dentists: Register here

Epic Wisdom Risk Management – Privacy, Security & Best Practices
Course Duration: 2 hr 0 min
Review the practical impact of the HIPAA Privacy & Security Rules with regard to patient information, particularly as it pertains to Wisdom and the electronic dental record.
Free to view for PDA Dentists – find in the SilkRoad Course Catalog

Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
Course Duration: 2 hr 0 min
As healthcare providers, dental professionals must be prepared to recognize and properly manage patients who are experiencing medical emergencies in the dental office. This course identifies the general requirements and techniques for management of medical emergencies in the dental office.
Free to view for PDA Dentists – find in SilkRoad Course Catalog

Risk Management 2018
Course Duration: 4 hr 0 min
Covering a variety of topics within risk management, compliance training, and patient safety, this course is specifically designed for the Kaiser Permanente Dental Care Program. It fulfills the requirement for risk management CE for PDA as well as PDA required compliance training for 2018.
PDA Dentists: Register here

Silver Diamine Fluoride
Course Duration: 2 hr 0 min
This course will discuss the history, science, evidence, technique, risks and benefits of using silver diamine fluoride for non-surgical management of dental caries.
 Free to view for PDA Dentists – find in the SilkRoad Course Catalog

Smiling and Filing: Inside the Minds of the Endodontists
Course Duration: 2 hr 0 min
The PDA endodontists want you to practice the best endodontics possible. Because we practice literally by your side, we are in a unique position to see how you practice and offer tips for improvement. The topics covered in the presentation are diagnosing cracks, taking patients out of pain, instrumentation, irrigation, and obturation, understanding external cervical resorption and how it is different from internal resorption, how we utilize CBCT, how to treat avulsions, and other tips to elevate your endodontic practice.
PDA Dentists: Register here

Third Molars for the General Dentist
Course Duration: 2 hr 0 min
This course provides a review on third molar extraction, timing and indications. Using the information presented in this course about wisdom teeth, the potential difficulty of their extraction, and postsurgical complications, clinicians will be able to determine using the x-ray, patient history and their own skill set to decide on treatment or referral.
PDA Dentists: Register here

TMD, Orofacial Pain and Best Practices
Course Duration: 2 hr 0 min
This eCourse is designed to help you understand common pain complaints in the head and neck, treat and refer headaches, TMJ disorders, and craniofacial pain. The TMJ practice within the Kaiser Dental Care Program will be discussed to help you decide when and where to refer your patients for TMJ complaints and sleep apnea concerns.
PDA Dentists: Register here