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2013 Meeting LogoCSPD’s 38th and WSPD’s 11th
Annual Meeting & Scientific Session

April 25-28, 2013

Learn, Play, Stay, Relax in Palm Springs
It’s Palm Springs Baby!

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  • Join us for CSPD’s 38th and WSPD’s 11th Annual Meeting & Scientific Session where pediatric dentists from across the California and the western states will come together to exchange ideas, attend educational courses, and stay abreast of the latest changes and innovations in the pediatric dentistry profession.

    The 2013 Annual Meeting is designed with attendees in mind. Plenty of networking opportunities and events have been built into the meeting schedule, which allows attendees to strengthen new and existing relationships.


    The whole family will enjoy spending time at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa. A few venue highlights include:

    • 27-hole golf course
    • “Splashtopia” pool recreation area
    • The Spa at Rancho Las Palmas
    • 25-court tennis center
    • Yoga classes
    • Fitness center
    • Nearby hiking trails
    • Desert Hills Premium Outlets

    Up to 20 CEUs are available for attending! Visit the schedule of events to learn more.

    Schedule:

    RANCHO MIRAGE TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    (updated 4-2-2013)

    WEDNESDAY APRIL 24, 2013
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Location: Salon A
    New Board Member Orientation All Directors, and invited guests are expected to attend.
    7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    CSPD Directors, officers and invited guests
    Location: Offsite
    2012 - 2013 Board of Directors Dinner
    THURSDAY APRIL 25, 2013
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location: Foyer
    Registration
    8:00 AM -1:30 PM CSPD Directors, officers and invited guests CSPD Board of Directors Meeting The CSPDF will join the CSPD Board for Lunch
    Location: Salon A
    1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Scientific Session
    Dentists, Students & Residents, Dental Auxiliaries and Dental Office Staff
    Location: Salon E-H
    CEUs: 3.5
    CSPD Foundation Presents a Panel Discussion:

    Jeff Album, MA
    Jeff Album Vice President for Public and Governmental Affairs at Delta Dental of CA. He has been actively involved in the CA and Federal legislation as they affect dental plans.


    Paul Casimassimo, DDS, MS
    Paul Casimassimo Director of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Oral Health Research & Policy Center. He has represented the AAPD in the areas of infant oral health, childhood caries, care for children with special health care needs and pediatric dental education.


    Jennifer Kent, MPA
    Jennifer Kent Health Management advisor to the state of CA regarding the legislation, regulations and the structure of the Health Benefits Exchange. Consultant to CDA Councils regarding the ACA.


    Paul Reggiardo, DDS
    Paul Reggiardo Public Policy Advocate for the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry and chair of the AAPD Council on Dental Benefits Programs. He was influential in the selection of the Health Families Dental Guidelines as the benchmark for care in CA.

    Spiffies Logo

    The Affordable Care Act - Its Effect on Pediatric Dental Practice

    Course Description: This new law will very likely result in significant changes in the way you practice and the way you conduct the business administration of your practice in California. The panelists are experts who have cutting edge knowledge of the intricacies of the new laws and can offer insight into how they will potentially affect you and your practice.

    This course enables participants to learn about::

    • how the Affordable Care Act may produce profound consequences on how your patients choose their pediatric dental provider which quite possibly may not be you.
    • about the new “Exchanges”
    • about what will be required of you as an employer
    • how to answer questions posed by your patient’ parents when they ask if you are in the provider network for the coverage that their employer has selected.
    4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Location: Salon 5-8
    Exhibitor Showcase Open
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    All Meeting Registrants
    Location: Exhibitor Showcase Salon 5-8
    CSPD & WSPD Welcome Reception “The Glitz and Glamour of Palm Springs” Vegas themed reception will include the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Dean Martin mingling with the crowd, photo opportunities with Vegas showgirls, raffle price of a 2-night stay in Vegas for “Best Poker Hand” and appetizers and drinks will be flowing for all registered attendees. We encourage you to visit with our exhibitors and sponsors, while enjoying a great party, great food, as we welcome you to Rancho Mirage and the 38th CSPD/11th WSPD Annual Meeting!
    FRIDAY APRIL 26, 2013
    6:30 AM - 8:15 AM
    CSPD Past Presidents and Guests
    Location: Lavendar
    Past Presidents' Breakfast
    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location: Foyer
    Registration
    7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Location: Salon 5-8
    Exhibitor Showcase This year promises to have some of our best and most loyal exhibitors. Members should plan to save your orders for this meeting.
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    Location: Exhibitor Showcase Salon 5 - 8
    Continental Breakfast Continental Breakfast is located in the same room as the Exhibitor Showcase to increase interaction during breaks and free time.
    8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Scientific Session
    Dentists, Students & Residents
    Location: Salon E-H
    CEUs: 2.0

    Katherine Bowman M.S.,CCC is a licensed speech-language pathologist and is founder/director of Anaheim Hills Speech and Language Center. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Speech Pathology Graduate Program at Chapman University in Orange. She graduated from California State University Long Beach receiving her B.A. in Communicative Disorders and Chapman University receiving her M.S. in Communicative Disorders. She is an active member of the International Association of Orofacial Myology, the American Speech and Language Association and is on the Advisory Board for the California Speech and Language Association.

    Kirk Bowman received his Bachelor's Degree from California State University Long Beach. Post Graduate Education included courses in: Communicative Disorders, Child Development, Psychology, Dental Hygiene, Neurology, Anatomy, and Physiology. He is an active member of the International Association of Orofacial Myology.

    A Pediatric Dentist’s Guide to Orofacial Myology

    Kirk and Katherine Bowman of Anaheim Hills Speech and Language Center present information about OroFacial Myology.

    Participants will learn:

    • about Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD) and their effects on dentition
    • what is state-of-the-art in OMD
    • how to identify OMD; and when and why to refer.
    • how Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) differs from Dental Treatment
    • what the future holds for the field of OMT.

    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Location: Salon A-C
    CEUs: 2.0
    Chris Brubaker has nearly 15 years of experience in customer acquisition and online marketing for such firms as YouSendIt, MerchantCircle, Siemens and now Demandforce. He focuses heavily on modern marketing techniques that help small businesses.

    Auxiliary Lecture on Social Media

    Maximize the Value of Your Most Powerful Asset: Your Reputation

    Using case studies and real-world examples, this course will explore the importance of online reputation and ways to effectively manage it. It will provide the audience with a practical guide on how to build their best possible reputation and teach them how to leverage their practice’s assets to bring in the right type of new patients. Attendees will leave the lecture with a better understanding of how to leverage patient reviews and a better grasp of the role in which 3rd party review and social media sites play in their online reputation.

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    All CSPD Members must attend
    Location: Salon D
    CSPD Annual Business Meeting The Annual Business Meeting provides an opportunity for the officers and chairpersons to report the latest state and national policy-making developments of the society.
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    A Ticketed Event
    Location: Salon E-H
    Installation Luncheon
    Be sure to choose between chicken and veggie meal options when you register for the meeting. Dessert will be served in exhibitor showcase (Salon 5 – 8) during afternoon break at 3:00 to 3:30 p.m

    The Installation Luncheon has a long, illustrious tradition with CSPD and starts with a ten minute pause to allow members to network and acknowledge old friendships. Later, near the end of the program, the actual installation of the CSPD Board takes about 2 minutes. The rest is a lovely three course, waited meal with three activities to rivet your attention. These are speeches, speeches and more speeches. You will hear from

    • CDA President Dr. Lindsey Robinson (who is a past president of CSPD!),
    • AAPD President-Elect Dr. Warren Brill,
    • CSPD President Dr. Steven Chan,
    • Foundation President, Steve Gross
    • CSPD President Elect Dr. Rebecca Lee and
    • CSPD Executive Director Dr. Ray Stewart.

    Levity aside, there are some very important communications imparted during these face-to-face presentations. The installation luncheon is the primary vehicle CSPD uses to give national and state leadership a chance to inform pediatric dentists directly on the threats and opportunities they anticipate encountering during their terms. The Foundation uses the event to highlight their philanthropic activities.

    Additionally, there will be special introductions of the Warren Brandli Interns and special awards. The entire event has been meticulously timed by Dr. Gary Sabbadini to (hopefully) get you out on time to get to your 2:00 class. Bon Appétit!

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Scientific Session
    Dentists, Students & Residents

    Location: Salon D
    CEUs: 3.0

    Dr. Joseph Renzi, Jr., M.A., D.D.S, is a Board Certified pediatric dentist that has primarily been in clinical practice for over thirty years. He is a senior evaluator for the on-site examination required of conscious sedation permit holders in the State of California. Practicing comprehensive pediatric dentistry has been his top priority for his practice career. He maintains staff privileges in three major hospitals in Orange County, CA and has assisted the Anesthesia Department in writing conscious sedation guidelines for one of Orange County’s trauma centers.

    Dr. Renzi has been active in organized dentistry, local school district, and legislative activities. His many interests include collecting unique automobiles and real estate development. He also maintains a part-time faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Ostrow School of Dentistry (USC).

    A Review of Medical and Dental Emergencies: How to Recognize, Treat and Prevent Them

    Presented by Joseph Renzi, Jr., M.A., D.D.S.

    Course Description: Dr. Renzi will review the equipment, drugs, and physical office requirements for undertaking sedation in a dental office. Included in this presentation will be mock cases that will demonstrate common medical and dental emergencies that occur in the dental office. Additionally, there will be a review of mishaps that have led to emergency situations and advice on how to prevent those accidents from occurring.

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Dentists, Students & Residents
    Location: Salon A-C
    CEUs: 3.0

    Dan McNeff received his B.S. from Brigham Young University and his CFP from UC San Diego. He is the CEO of Legally Mine. In addition to running his own businesses for the last 20 years, he has served as the Senior Vice President of one of the nation’s largest financial services company for 15 years. He is a published author with one book and many magazine and newspaper articles. He has been married for 31 years and is the father of 8 children and grandfather to nine children. Mr. McNeff has conducted hundreds of seminars and is responsible for helping thousands of people protect their assets and reduce their tax liabilities.

    Dr. David Rothman received his B.A. Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his dental degree from the New York University College of Dentistry. Following a General Practice Residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center and an Anesthesiology Residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, he completed his Pediatric Dental Residency at Children's Hospital in Oakland and the University of California, San Francisco. After being Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program Director at UCSF, he became Chair of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and currently is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry in the School of Dental Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Rothman is Board Certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentists, American Dental Association, and the California Dental Association. He is on the active staff of the California Pacific Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center/San Francisco and Children's Hospital in Oakland, and he consults on the Craniofacial Panel of Kaiser Permanente Medical Center. He lectures nationally and internationally in the areas of anesthesia, sedation and pediatric dentistry. He has three children and lives in San Francisco.

    New Dentists Lectures

    Understanding Legal Tools: They Key to Lawsuit Prevention and Tax Reduction

    Presented by Dan McNeff, C.E.O. of Legally Mine

    2:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

    Course Objective: This presentation is all about proper structuring of dental professionals legal entities (Living Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, C and S Corps and LLC’s). After completing this course, attendees will have an understanding of correct legal deductions of each entity and correct partnership structuring for lawsuit prevention and tax reduction. They will know how to structure their practice for maximum tax reduction and malpractice protection and prevention and how to maintain the focus of their dental practice on improved patient care rather than malpractice defense. Attendees will also learn to ensure 100% protection of their personal and professional assets from lawsuits through applied risk management and to reduce malpractice insurance costs and taxes while keeping the focus on patients and their practices keeping costs down in both areas.

    Simple Tips to Start a Sedation Practice

    Presented by David Rothman, D.D.S.
    3:20 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

    Course Objective: You’ve finished your residency, you were exposed to a few sedations (most were “screamathons”), and now what do you do? This course will provide the basics of how to set up your practice, get the right permits (yes, there are more than one), develop a quality assurance plan, purchase and maintain the right equipment and drugs, create the paperwork you will need, train your staff, and prepare for emergencies (yes, that is possible!). Simple Tips to Start a Sedation Practice handout

    Leadership for the New Dentist

    Presented by CSPD leadership
    4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Location: Salon 5-8
    Break in Exhibitor Showcase Dessert will be served in Exhibitor Showcase with a raffle. Prizes include a Nook eReader and $100 gift cards to Nordstorm and REI!
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    CSPDF Trustees, officers and invited guests
    Location: Larkspur
    CSPD Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    WSPDF Trustees, officers and invited guests
    Location: Lavendar
    WSPD Board of Trustees Meeting
    5:00 PM -7:00 PM
    Location: Sunrise Terrace
    New Pediatric Dentist & Resident Reception
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Location: Ember Room
    Warren Brandli Interns Reception
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    By Invitation only
    Location: Starlight Terrace
    CSPD Foundation Reception
    SATURDAY APRIL 27, 2013
    7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    CSPDF Trustees, officers and invited guests
    Location: Larkspur
    CSPD Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting Continuation
    7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location: East Foyer
    Registration
    7:30 AM - 4:00 AM
    Location: Salon 5-8
    Exhibitor Showcase This year promises to have some of the best and most loyal exhibitors. Members should plan to save your orders for this meeting.
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    Location: Exhibitor Showcase, Salon 5-8
    Continental Breakfast Continental Breakfast is located in the same room as the Exhibitor Showcase to increase interaction during breaks and free time.
    8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Scientific Session
    Dentists, Students & Residents, Dental Auxiliaries and Dental Office Staff

    Location: Salon E-H
    CEUs: 3.0

    Dr. David Rothman received his B.A. Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his dental degree from the New York University College of Dentistry. Following a General Practice Residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center and an Anesthesiology Residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, he completed his Pediatric Dental Residency at Children's Hospital in Oakland and the University of California, San Francisco. After being Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program Director at UCSF, he became Chair of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and currently is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry in the School of Dental Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Rothman is Board Certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentists, American Dental Association, and the California Dental Association. He is on the active staff of the California Pacific Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center/San Francisco and Children's Hospital in Oakland, and he consults on the Craniofacial Panel of Kaiser Permanente Medical Center. He lectures nationally and internationally in the areas of anesthesia, sedation and pediatric dentistry. He has three children and lives in San Francisco.

    What To Expect When You’re Sedating: Basics of Sedation for the Advanced Practitioner

    Presented by David Rothman, D.D.S.

    Course Description: This course will review the basics for a practitioner who has advanced experience in sedation. These are the areas that will be covered:

    • Pediatric physiology: why children are different than adults
    • Pediatric pharmacology: how and why drugs work and what happens to them
    • Inhalation therapy: nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia and why it’s a nearly perfect drug for sedations
    • Medications for oral and IV sedation: how to choose the “best” drug or drugs based on their length and severity
    • Monitoring: what are you looking for anyway?
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Location: Salon 5-8
    Refreshment Break in Exhibitor Showcase Smoothies will be served with raffle prizes including $100 gift cards to Best Buy and Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Lunch on Your Own
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Dentists, Students & Residents, Dental Auxiliaries and Dental Office Staff
    Location: Salon E-H
    CEUs: 3.0

    Scientific Session

    Mr. Ali Oromchian is one of the nation’s leading legal authorities on topics relevant to dentists. Since its creation, the Dental and Medical Counsel PC law firm has been regarded as one of the pre-eminent health care law firms devoted exclusively to health care professionals with offices in San Ramon, Reno, Honolulu, and Irvine. His clients seek his advice on practice acquisitions and sales, creation of corporations and partnerships, associate contracts, estate planning, employment law matters, office leasing and state board defense. He is a frequent speaker on topics such as employment law, negotiations strategies, contract and estate planning throughout North America. Using humor, real world examples, and his business experience, he communicates legal concepts with a unique, conversational style that is neither tedious nor too "lawyerly."

    Embezzlement: Simple Strategies to Avoid Theft in Your Dental Practice

    Presented by Ali Oromchian, J.D., LL.M., Dental and Medical Counsel, P.C.

    Course Description: The focus of this seminar is to analyze and examine the methods used by employees, patients, and associates to steal from the practice owner. You will learn how to recognize danger signs that point to embezzlement, decide what steps to take when embezzlement is occurring, and learn easy techniques that will reduce your susceptibility to embezzlement.

    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    Location: Salon A & B
    Prep for Western Society of Pediatric Dentists Caucus
    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location: Salon A & B
    Western Society of Pediatric Dentists Caucus
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Dentists, students, residents, dental auxiliaries and office staff
    Location: Salon D
    CEUs: 2.0
    Leslie Canham is an international speaker with over 40 years of experience in dentistry. Her fast paced and entertaining programs are favorites of dental societies, study clubs, and associations. Leslie is the founder of Leslie Canham & Associates providing In-Office Training, Consulting Mock-Inspections, Home-study courses, teleconferences, and webinars. She is authorized by the Dental Board of California to provide continuing education for licensees and teaches an 8 Hour Infection Control course for unlicensed dental assistants. She is authorized by the Department of Labor as an OSHA Outreach Trainer in General Industry Standards.

    Infection Control

    Presented by Leslie Canham, CDA, RDA

    Course Objective: The participant will learn how to update their existing infection control practices to meet current California Regulations and CDC Guidelines. Examples of infection control “Do’s and Don’ts” and “hands on” demonstrations will provide the participant with valuable tips. This program will motivate each participant to strive for infection control excellence in pediatric dentistry.

    *This course qualifies for the CA State infection control requirements.

    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM ExCom/AAPD Leadership Meeting
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Locations vary
    Alumni Receptions
    7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    A Ticketed Event
    Location: Salon E-H
    President's Gala

    Be prepared at this year's Saturday night gala reception as CSPD presents, "The Glitz and Glam of Vegas!" First, you'll enjoy a dinner the Rancho Las Palmas chef proudly creates from both locally sourced and always seasonal ingredients. During dinner, you will enjoy a Frank Sinatra revue performance.

    After dinner, and well into the night, you'll enjoy an energetic evening on the dance floor with live music by LA ALLSTARS BAND, a professional, high energy Entertainment Group that consistently gets the party started every time! They have performed for major corporations such as IBM, Google, Bank Of America, Sundance Film Festival, American Airlines, Toyota, Warner Bros. Studios, and McDonald's just to name a few. In addition, they have performed for numerous notable celebrities, high profile charities and weddings, including Oprah Winfrey, Cystic Fibrosis Annual Wine Masters Event, and the highly publicized Andrew Firestone wedding, best known for his appearance on the ABC hit series, "The Bachelor".

    While there is no official dress code, we encourage all Vegas themed attire from sequins and tuxedos for our high rollers to t-shirts and Tyson tattoos from the Hangover films to your best Elvis impersonation - anything goes!

    After all, It's Vegas (in Palm Springs) Baby!

    Be sure to choose between fish, beef or veggie meal options when you register for meeting. If you know that you will not be attending, please donate your ticket to a post doctorate resident.

    SUNDAY APRIL 28, 2013
    7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    Location: Salon A-D
    Continental Breakfast Come join us for a cup of coffee, continental breakfast fare and view the poster presentations. A great way to jumpstart your day and earn 2.0 hours of CEUs!
    7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Location: Salon 5-8
    Exhibitor Showcase This year promises to have some of the best and most loyal exhibitors. Members should plan to save your orders for this meeting.
    7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Poster Presentations
    8:30 AM
    Location: Salon 5-8
    Raffle Drawing for Mini iPad in Exhibitor Showcase!
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Scientific Session
    Dentists, Students & Residents, Dental Auxiliaries and Dental Office Staff
    Location: Salon E–H
    CEUs: 3.0

    Ms. Mary Essling is the Dental Benefits Manager at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a position which she has held for over five years. Prior to that, she was the Manager of Third Party and Reimbursement Issues for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Administrator of the CDT codes for the American Dental Association for 10 years. Ms. Essling holds a B.S.in Dental Hygiene from Marquette University and a Masters in Health Law Administration from DePaul University. She lives in Chicago.

    Insurance Coding Workshop

    Presented by Mary Essling, Dental Benefits Manager, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

    Course Objective: CDT Codes are revised annual which impacts practice administration in terms of submitting correct codes to third party payers. This workshop will explain the code revision process and delineate the changes that affect the dental practice. Ms. Essling will also cover general coding issues plus specific ones that may be unique to your region. She will present information on claims processing tips, coordination of benefits, documentation requirements specific to pediatric dentistry, cross coding dental procedures to medical procedure and diagnosis codes, tips on developing meaningful narratives, Medicaid policies on reimbursement issues, and tips for appealing claim denials.

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Tentative
    CSPD 2012 - 2013 Board of Directors' Meeting Review of the meeting.

    Attractions:

    Forever Marilyn link

    While in Palm Springs don’t miss the 26 ft. tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe by American artist and Johnson & Johnson heir Seward Johnson. The sculpture is inspired by the famous photograph by Bernard of Hollywood from the film The Seven Year Itch. She is located at what many call the corner of “Main and Main,” Palm Canyon & Tahquitz Canyon Way in the heart of downtown Palm Springs.

    Marilyn Monroe has many legendary ties to Palm Springs. To name a few, she was photographed and “discovered” by Johnny Hyde from the William Morris Agency at Charlie Farrell’s Racquet Club. She was also rumored to have frequented a Movie Colony estate with Joe DiMaggio, currently known as the Sand Acre Estate, and owned a 1950’s bungalow-style house in Las Palmas.

    The River Entertainment Center link

    The River in Rancho Mirage is the premier destination for food, fashion and fun. Located in the heart of the of the Palm Springs valley, this lifestyle shopping, dining and entertainment complex is an unmatched environment of style and beauty. Nationally known restaurants with outdoor patio’s overlook a park-like waterfront with cascading waterfalls and lush landscaping. Trendy boutiques, spas, a winery and an outdoor amphitheater with seasonal entertainment adorn the river walk. It’s a place to spend an entire day or an evening under the beautiful desert sky.

    Palm Springs Aerial Tram link

    Aboard the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, World’s Largest Rotating Tramcar, you will experience a breathtaking journey up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon. Begin the 10 minute ride at the Valley Station - elevation 2,643 ft. and end at the Mountain Station - elevation 8,516 ft. No matter what the season, whether you are enjoying spectacular views or hiking in a pristine wilderness, a one-of-a-kind experience can be had by all.

    Palms Springs Art Museum link

    Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, the Palm Springs Art Museum features a sophisticated collection of art, loaned or donated by the area's affluent residents. The museum has an art collection that rivals urban metropolitan museums, and includes works from Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Donald Judd, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Henry Moore, Robert Rauschenberg, Antony Gormley and Ansel Adams. Spread over the 150,000 square feet, the museum boasts major collections of modern and contemporary art, glass, photography, architecture and design and Native American and Western art. It has two outdoor sculpture gardens, a café featuring American and Continental cuisine, and a museum store that includes one-of-a-kind gifts and art-related merchandise. The museum is open every day except Mondays and major holidays, and is always 75 degrees, providing a welcome respite from the Palm Springs summer triple-digit temperatures. It features free admission every Thursday evening from 4-8 p.m. and every second Sunday of each month.

    Palm Spring Air Museum link

    The Palm Springs Air Museum is home to one of the world's largest collections of flyable WWII aircraft; and their air-conditioned hangars have no ropes to keep you from interacting with the exhibits. Their extensive library and crew of trained volunteers can provide you details on the aircraft and a sense of the experience of flying them

    The Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens link

    For those who have an urge to explore the beauty of desert nature, this is the place for you! The Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Gardens allows you to explore their habitats and exhibits.

    Outlet Shopping

    Take the opportunity to shop at either the Cabazon Outlets or the Desert Hills Factory Outlets. Take advantage of the world’s finest international fashion labels and popular American brands at saving of 25% to 65% ever day!

    Hotel: Sold Out! Additional Rooms Available

    The CSPD room block at the Rancho Las Palmas is currently sold out. The hotel is taking names for a wait list, however, there is no guarantee you will be accommodated.

    CSPD has secured additional rooms at the Westin Mission Hills Resort and Spa for $240 ($225 rate plus $15 resort fee which includes: in room high speed internet access, complimentary self-parking, fitness center access, day use of Spa facilities, shuttle service within the Resort and to the Gary Player Golf Course, and local phone calls.

    Reservations can be made online or by calling the Westin Mission Hills Resort and Spa directly at 800-354-5892, asking for the CSPD room rate.

    In addition to The Westin, there are multiple places to stay around the area and we have listed two additional properties below. Please note, CSPD does not have a block of rooms secured at these properties, so your reservation will be on your own. We highly encourage you to make your reservations now if you have not done so already, as many hotels will sell out due to a city wide event.

    Hilton Garden Inn: 1-760-776-9700
    Embassy Suites Palm Desert: 1-760-340-6600

    Thank You to our 2013 Annual Meeting Sponsors!

    Platinum

    • Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry (WSPD
    • NuSmile Pediatric Crowns- New Dentist/Resident Reception & Student Table Clinics
    • Space Maintainers Laboratory- Welcome Reception
    • CSPD Foundation- Affordable Healthcare Lecture

    Gold

    • Demandfource- Social Media Lecture

    Silver

    • Shofu Dental Corp.- Tote Bags
    • HR for Health- Water Bottles
    • California Association of Orthodontists- Saturday AM Break
    • Kinder Krowns- T-Shirt
    • Kids Dental Kare- Friday Breakfast
    • California Bank & Trust

    Bronze

    • Thomas Wirig Doll
    • Dentist4Kids/Smile Savvy
    • E-Z Floss
    • EZ-Pedo
    • KSB Dental
    • Philips Sonicare
    • Porter Instrument
    • HR for Health
    • Ultradent Products
    • Plak Smacker
    • Live Oak Bank
    • Prophy Magic
    • Giggletime Toy Company
    • Pulpdent Corporation
    • My Kid’s Dentist
    • Dolphin Imaging & Management Solutions
    • Diversionary Therapy Technologies
    • Bank of America Practice Solutions
    • Xlear Spry
    • DOCS Educ
    • Wells Fargo Practice Finance
    • Hals Med Dent Supply Co., Inc
    • Viva Concepts
    • Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

    Crystal Sponsor

    • MobiSurg

    Booth Assignments

     

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