2024 Annual Vendor

January 31, 2024 to December 31, 2024

ANNUAL VENDOR: $1,800 for the 2024 'live' CE Webinars and In-Person CE Series

  • Now is the time to build optimal visibility and your brand in the core dental community.
  • Expand your prospect base and strengthen existing customer relationships with members.
  • Introduce new products and services and generate sales leads by participating as an annual vendor or CE sponsor.

Annual Vendor Benefits:
• Vendor listing on Harbor home page and online Provider’s Directory ($1200 value)
• Vendor will be acknowledged at every Live CE PROGRAM throughout the year ($1,200 value)
• Logo and representative name/email listing on the CE slide presentation ($1200 value)
• Vendor spotlight in E-news with circulation to all members at least 2x per month ($2,400 value)
• Plus, the unique opportunity to provide e-resources, tips, product/service promotion related to dentistry
(PDF format 3 pages max) to be distributed to attendees ($500 value)
• Feature a Company Video 30 sec (mp4 or YouTube link) in one email blast along with logo/name in THE JOURNAL,
a quarterly digital publication ($250 value)

BONUS: Access to Both Harbor's In-Person CE and CE Webinars for maximum engagement with Members throughout the year. ($6750 value)


Benefits for Live CE WEBINARS

As our valued CE Sponsors and Annual Vendors, you will have branding visibility before, during and after Harbor events (whether virtual or in-person) to ensure optimal exposure and acknowledgement.

Sponsors and Annual Exhibitors will receive the following benefits:

•    Grab the attention of attendees by circulating your vendor promotions of products, services, e-resources
•    Participate in the vendor drawing (optional) by offering a gift card or another giveaway for attendees –this drawing will take place at the end of the CE.
•    Leverage your Branding power with your Logo and Link on Harbor’s website.
•    Your logo and name will be included in event email promotions leading up to the CE programs (weekly email promos)
•    Be acknowledged during the CE event with your Logo, representative name, email - QR codes are encouraged too!

Vendor/CE Sponsor Marketing Guidelines: The vendor shall submit the promotional material to the dental society and/or dental societies, if a joint event, in advance of the event the vendor is sponsoring/exhibiting, or one week following the event to seek approval. Once the criteria for approval is met, the dental society, as the main event coordinator, will circulate to the attendees the promotional material on behalf of the vendor.

Vendor/CE Sponsor Criteria for approval: The sole purpose of the one-time promotion must be 100 percent dental related to the vendor’s products and/or services or a dentist resource/checklist. It is not allowed to promote subsidiaries or other third-parties who have not signed up as sponsors/exhibitors. The accepted format: PDF only. Maximum length including graphics: 3 pages. Please send the PDF to Kristin Avina at Kristin@HarborDentalSociety.org. If you have any questions, please contact Harbor's office at 562-595-6303.


Annual Vendor $900.00

Sept 4 Responsibilities and Requirements for Prescribing Controlled Substances (Schedule II Opioid Drugs)

Responsibilities and Requirements for Prescribing Controlled Substances (Schedule II Opioid Drugs)

This 'live' online course satisfies the 2 CE unit requirement made effective by the Dental Board of California for license renewal effective January 1, 2023.

Date: Wed, Sept 4, 2024 Time: 6pm-8pm  2 CEU core 

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore pain management drug options for acute pain control.
  • List how to register for, and utilize, CURES (Controlled Substance Utilization and Review and Evaluation System)
  • Discuss red flag indicators of prescriptions issued for reasons other than a legitimate medical purpose.
  • How to manage acute and chronic pain in the dental setting.
  • The risks and identification of opioid use disorder.
  • The practices and legal requirements for opioid prescribing and dispensing.

CE Speakers: Casey Grover, MD & Reb Close, MD        Opioid Speaker Photos                                       

Dr. Grover is Chair of the Division of Emergency Medicine at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.  Dr. Grover was born at Community Hospital and is a life-long resident of Monterey County.  He graduated from medical school at University of California, Los Angeles as one of the top three students in his class.  Dr. Grover completed his residency at Stanford in Emergency Medicine and was chief resident.  In addition to his current role as Division Chair, he is an attending physician in the Emergency Department, Vice Chief of Staff for the hospital, and serves as Physician Champion for the Monterey County Prescribe Safe Initiative.

Dr. Close is an Attending Emergency Physician at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, and the lead clinical physician for the Monterey County Prescribe Safe Initiative.  She has been practicing emergency medicine at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula since 2003.

This is a 'live' Zoom Webinar in cooperation with:

Dental Society Logos

Cancellation Policy:

  • Registrations must be made by Monday, Sept 2, 2024
  • Cancellations of registration must be made by Sept 2, 2024 in order to receive a refund.
  • Cancellations after Sept 2, 2024 or No-Shows will NOT receive a refund. 

This CE program is in collaboration: with S. Alameda as CE Provider..

General Information

Course Number 2.0-2192-24008
Provider South Alameda County Dental Society
Speaker Dr. Reb Close and Dr. Casey Grovey
Type/Category core
Credits 2

In-Person Hands On CE Implant Retained Removables: The Least Stressful  Replacement Option

Implant Retained Removables: The Least Stressful  Replacement Option

Saturday, September 21, 2024

8am-2pm  5 CEU core

Location: Dave & Busters, At the Outlets At Orange                                                                             20 City Blvd., West Orange, CA  Free parking

Breakfast & Lunch Buffet, Exhibits & Giveaways!

In-Person CE Program & Hands-on elements       

CE Speaker: Ankur Gupta, DDS

When faced with edentulism, the options available to most patients are often limited to  conventional dentures, which retain poorly, or implant-retained fixed prostheses.

These  prostheses can be expensive, complicated, and stressful for the dentist. Implant-retained removable dentures are a great middle-ground option.

In this entertaining and highly-practical engaging presentation, Dr. Gupta simplifies the process, providing a  step-by-step guide from the new patient consult to final seating.
Learning Objectives:

· Gain an overview of all long-span replacement options, understanding the benefits and limitations of each

· Discover the long-term benefits that implant-retained removable options uniquely create

· Attain a clear understanding of the details, steps, and supplies needed from start to finish

· Uncover marketing strategies for individuals frustrated with their ill-fitting dentures


Dr. Ankur Gupta graduated the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2004. In 2005, after completing a one-year General Practice Residency in Cleveland, Ohio, he and his partner Dr. Nisha Gupta started North Ridgeville Family Dentistry from scratch. In addition to founding North Ridgeville Family Dentistry, Dr. Gupta is a member of the American Dental Association, Greater Cleveland Dental Society, Ohio Dental Association, ADA Success Speaker Corp and an active board member and speaker for Catapult Education’s Speakers Bureau.


General Information

Course Number 2.0-2035-24008
Provider Harbor Dental Society
Speaker Ankur Gupta, DDS
Type/Category core
Credits 5

Annual Meeting & Installation: Halloween Carnival Costume Gala Fundraiser


Harbor's Family Friendly Halloween Carnival Costume Gala is also Harbor's Annual Meeting and Installation of incoming HDS President Dr. Amir Kazim, DDS and the 2025 HDS Officers to be installed by Dr. Karin Irani, DDS, JD, ADA Trustee to the 13th District.

The Gala Fundraiser is managed by the Children's Dental Health Clinic and all funds raised during this fundraiser will go to the CDHC, a 501 C 3 charitable organization in our community.

Harbor Dental Society's New Life Members will be recognized along with Past Presidents and the volunteer service of our 2024 HDS Board of Directors and 2024 HDS Foundation Board of Trustees and Committees.

There will be prizes for the best costumes so be sure to Ghoul all out!

Now is the time to register for the Family Fun Festivities and be sure to invite your dental team!

For Staff Appreciation, all dental staff who attend will receive a 'thank you' gift card to express our gratitude for all they do for our dentists/specialists.

Questions? Contact the HDS office 562.595.6303 or email: Mak@HarborDentalSociety.org

Live CE Nov 5 Webinar OSHA, Infect. Control

'Live’ CE Webinar: Annual OSHA and Infection Control 

Tues, November 5, 2024

6pm-9:15pm PST  3 CEU core

CE Speaker: Nancy Dewhirst, RDH, BS

Program description: This course makes sense of the many safety recommendations for dentistry considering the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Standard Precautions and Transmission-based Precautions will be explained in the context of CDC & ADA Guidelines and OSHA & Dental Board regulations. Options and strategies are presented with extensive question & answer time to address your concerns.

Outcomes: Upon completion, the participant shall be able to: - Recognize and manage bloodborne, contact, droplet, and airborne diseases - Identify best practices for providing dental care while considering COVID-19 - Make sense of evolving recommendations as applied to changing infection risk

Program contents: Science of SARS-CoV-2: risks, symptoms, pathogenesis, transmission Safety strategies -Standard vs. Transmission-based precautions  Hierarchy of  safety efforts: most to least effective practices Quarantine, isolation, separation Screening   patients Building & clinic aerosol control -Hand hygiene -Environmental asepsis -Respiratory hygiene & cough etiquette -PPE criteria, use, and limitations -Reflection on improving dental safety preparedness - Resources: CDC, WHO, CDA, ADA, OSAP, AGD, FDA, OSHA


General Information

Course Number 2.0-2035-24010
Provider Harbor Dental Society
Speaker Nancy Dewhirst, RDH, BS
Type/Category core
Credits 3

Live CE Webinar Nov 7 CA Dental Practice Act & Ethics Update

CA Dental Practice Act & Ethics Update 'live' CE Webinar

 Thurs, November 7, 2024

 6pm-8:15pm PST  2 CEU core  CE Speaker: Nancy Dewhirst, RDH, BS


Program description: This 'live' CE Webinar reviews and updates the required DPA topics, regulations, and ethics, including scope of practice, drug prescribing, licensure and  qualifications, supervision of auxiliaries, professional conduct, mandated reporting, and  consent.  Codes and Principles of Ethics are reviewed. Examples of law violations,   unprofessional conduct, and difficult legal challenges will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes - Upon completion, the participant shall be able to:

· Be familiar with the scope of regulations addressed in the DPA

· Relate Dental Codes of Ethics to professional standards and rules.

· Discuss how those regulations define dental practice limits

· Understand how the California Dental Board enforces the DPA

· Learn how to locate information and resources related to the DPA


General Information

Course Number 2.0-2035-24011
Provider Harbor Dental Society
Speaker Nancy Dewhirst, RDH, BS
Type/Category core
Credits 2

New 2024 Mandate: Implementing a Workplace Violence Prevention Plan for the Dental Practice and Best Practices 

New 2024 Mandate: Implementing a Workplace Violence Prevention Plan for the Dental Practice and Best Practices 

Sadly, over the last few years, the healthcare sector has seen an overwhelming increase in the number of violent attacks targeting healthcare facilities and personnel. Smaller practices in ambulatory settings, such as dental and specialty practices, incur unique risks given limitations in infrastructure and funding. In response to the increase in violent incidents, California passed legislation that requires employers, (including dental and specialty practices), to adopt a workplace violence prevention plan.


Harbor Dental Society is here to deliver all valued members a timely 'live' CE Webinar to comply with this new California law to help educate you and your dental team with a Workplace Violence Prevention Plan following best practices for the dental practice.


On July 1, 2024, dental and specialty practices in California must implement a written workplace violence prevention plan. The plan must include specific criteria such as response procedures to specified threats (e.g. shelter in place or evacuation), trainings, annual updates, etc.


Why Register for this 'live' CE Webinar?

This timely 'iive' online course via GotoWebinar shall provide a comprehensive overview of the mandatory plan components including best practices. In addition, the presentation will review  a number of case studies, discussing response strategies and related employment law considerations.  Following the  'iive' CE Webinar, attendees shall receive a guide for implementing a workplace violence prevention plan.


About our guest speaker: 

Michael J. Rossiter is a partner at Scott & Whitehead and is licensed to practice law in California and Utah. Mr. Rossiter represents and advises employers in all areas of employment law, including harassment, discrimination, retaliation, employment agreements, wage and hour issues, and employment policies. Mr. Rossiter has represented employers in trials and appellate proceedings before the California Court of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Notably, Mr. Rossiter has succeeded numerous times in getting cases dismissed before they even go to trial through summary judgment or similar methods. Mr. Rossiter is a creative problem solver who prides himself on exceptional client service.

While pursuing his law degree, Mr. Rossiter interned for U.S. District Judge, George P. Schiavelli and Assistant Attorney General for D.C., Carl J. Schifferle. Mr. Rossiter was the Symposium Editor for Chapman Law Review and was voted “Most Inspirational” by the class of 2008. In 2018, Mr. Rossiter was selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Southern California Rising Star. He is a graduate of the ABOTA Trial Advocacy Program and the OCBA College of Trial Advocacy and has volunteered his time as a high school mock trial coach, and attorney mentor. Mr. Rossiter currently serves as a member of the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation.

Provider Harbor Dental Society Speaker Michael J. Rossiter, Scott & Whitehead Type/Category core Credits 1.5

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