Staff News

Continuing Education Classes


Dr. Bearjar and staff has recently completed the annual spring OSHA Compliance Training. Reviewed were the compliance manuals published by the ADA and the WDA.

All staff members were present to discuss the safest, most effective sterilization methods, the use of personal protective equipment, the safe handling of contaminated waste, record keeping, housekeeping and the communication of hazards.

On April 10, 2014, Dr. Bearjar and staff have recertified with the American Red Cross in CPR. The class also included re-training of the AED (automated external defibrillator).

Dr. Bearjar and staff attended a practice enrichment course September 12, 2014 presented by McKenzie Management, “Happiness is a Work Ethic: Train Your Brain”  Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Bearjar attended the following classes


April 2016 Dr. Bearjar attended the following 2 day course: Sleep Apnea A to ZZZ & Oral Appliance for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
It was sponsored by the Minnesota Academy of General Dentistry.
40% of adults over age 40 snore. 70% of snorers have some level of sleep apnea. 87 million Americans are at risk, less than 10% have been diagnosed.

Advanced Restoration Procedures

This was a two day course in Madison, Wisconsin with live patient demonstrations.  New techniques for porcelain crowns and veneers were highlighted.  Expanded uses of soft tissue lasers in dentistry were demonstrated.

 Latest Advancements in Crown & Bridge Sponsored by:Lord’s Dental

Presentation and discussion of full porcelain crowns.  These restorations have superior esthetics because there is no metal core under the porcelain that leads to darkness along the gum line.

Dental Implant Seminar Sponsored by: Nobel Biocare

Nobel Biocare, the leader in dental implants, presented their newest implant design.

Complex Rotary Endodontics Sponsored by: Tulsa Dental

Dr. Joseph Kamp presented a full day program on the latest innovations in instrumentation for root canal therapy.

Emergency Medicine Dr. Malanmed Sponsored By:Lord’s Dental

Dr. Stanley Malanmed for the University of Southern California gave a full day course on the prevention, assessment and treatment of medical emergencies in the dental office.

Dentures & Implants Dr. Massad Sponsored by: Lord’s Dental

Dr. Joseph Massad of Tulsa, Oklahoma presented a course on the use of dental implants to support and retain full dentures.  He has a developed a detailed impression technique for use in full denture cases.

 Controlling Para functional Forces Sponsored by: Lord’s Dental

A presentation on the use and construction of the NTI appliance to reduce tooth grinding, clenching, and the associated facial pain.

Optimal Treatment Solution of Edentulous Patients Sponsored by: Nobel Biocare

Dr. Ken Parrish presented a course using the All-on-4 Treatment Concept

Expanded Surgical and Restorative Treatment Sponsored by: Nobel Biocare

Dr. George Duello presented alternative treatment planning solutions for elimination of removable oral appliances with dental implants.

Blueprint for Cosmetic Case Success By: Dr. Chris Stevens and Rick Smith

CDT Evening course that discussed achieving the best outcome in cosmetic dentistry cases.

Endodontics in a Comprehensive Dental Treatment Plan By: Dr. Terrell Pannkuk

A review of the proper use and sequence of root canal therapy in planning long term dental care and health.

What’s Hot and What’s Getting Hotter By: Dr. Howard Glazer

Presentation of newest dental technology, materials, and trends – what to embrace and what to avoid.

Medical History and Medical Emergency  By: Cindy Kleiman, RDH, BS

Review of prevention and treatment of medical emergencies in dentistry.

Dental Materials Update  By: Dan Krueger

3M/ESPE Scientific Manager