Delta Dental Foundation Seminars

When the Delta Dental Foundation (DDF) was established in 1980, one of its first activities was to sponsor continuing education seminars for dentists. These seminars, co-sponsored by the Delta Dental Foundation, Delta Dental and the University of Michigan School of Dentistry’s Office of Continuing Education, have evolved into annual continuing educational programs designed specifically for dentists and/or dental office staff.

A variety of topics are presented by dentists from around the country.

Upcoming events

These events are for Delta Dental participating dentists only.


Effective Insurance Coding, The Seal is the Deal and Fluoride


Julia A. Richman, DDS, MSD, MPH and 
Jeffrey W. Johnston, DDS, MS


Date: September 27, 2019

Location: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (Huizenga Grand Room South) 1000 East Beltline Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Registration: 8:30 a.m.

Courses: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Effective Insurance Coding—Jeffrey W. Johnston (3 credits)
  • The Seal is the Deal—Julia A. Richman, DDS, MSD, MPH (1 credit)
  • Fluoride—Julia A. Richman, DDS, MSD, MPH (1 credit)

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.



UM/DDF Regional Seminar: Preserving Tooth Structure While Managing Caries Lesions


Dr. Margherita Fontana


Date: October 4, 2019, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel 
21111 Haggerty Rd., Novi, MI 48375


  • 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. Registration/continental breakfast
  • 8 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
  • 8:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon
  • Noon to 1 p.m.
    Lunch break (lunch will be provided)
  • 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • 3 p.m.
    Adjournment/pick up credit letters



The Annual Kenneth J. Ryan Memorial Seminar: Traumatic Dental Injuries; Maximizing Outcomes, Minimizing Complications


Dr. Anthony DiAngelis


Date: January 8, 2020, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Rackham Graduate School Auditorium, 915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Learning objectives:

  • How to rapidly assess and document traumatic injuries.
  • How to provide emergency care and stage future treatment.
  • Which factors influence ultimate prognosis.
  • When and how long to splint injured teeth.
  • How to minimize complications associated with dentoalveolar trauma. 
  • How to treat avulsion, luxation injuries, and root fractures of the primary and permanent dentition.
  • How to manage injuries of the immature vs. mature permanent tooth.