SPDDS 2023 Midwinter Meeting Attendee Registration

Date & Time

Friday, January 13, 2023
7:00 am – 3:00 pm


Inwood Oaks Event Center
484 Inwood Ave North
Oakdale, MN 55128


7:00 am
Registration, Exhibit Hall, Breakfast

8:15 am
Welcome & Announcements

8:30 am – 10:00 am
CE Session Part 1: Understanding Dental Fear: Successfully Treating the Apprehensive Patient

10:00 am – 10:45 am 
Break & Exhibit Hall

10:45 am – 12:30 pm 
CE Session Part 2: Understanding Dental Fear: Successfully Treating the Apprehensive Patient

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm 
Social Hour: Prizes and Award winners

1:30 pm – 2:20 pm 
Dental Industry Hot Topics
Dr. David Wold – Cracks: A Biomimetic Approach That You Never Learned in School
Dr. David Paulson – Periodontal Regeneration & Biomaterials

2:20 pm – 3:00 pm
Update on the 2023 MN Legislative Session – MDA Legislative Team


Plenary Session Speaker: Dr. Larry Sangrik

Understanding Dental Fear: Successfully Treating the Apprehensive Patient


Most people report dental appointments cause significant levels of anxiety.

The consequences? Patients don’t pursue treatment, case acceptance rates decline, appointments are broken, or the provider is perceived as not being open to apprehensive people. At the same time, dentists and dental teams become frustrated when techniques that comfort one patient backfire on another. Most importantly, failing to manage dental fear results in patients not receiving the dental treatment they need.

This course explores the underlying types of dental fear and how it is evident through a patient’s personality. Skills to identify and alternatives to treat patient fears will be discussed. Dental teams are encouraged to attend as a group. This course is ideal for both practices offering complex, high-end treatment or routine care.

After attending the presentation, the participant should be able to:

1. Identify the four underlying causes of dental fear and the varying intensity of the fear
2. Explore the four basic personality types
3. Understand how emotional intensity grows as the appointment draws nearer
4. Examine the concept of the approach/avoidance conflict and how it pertains to patient behavior
5. Learn to efficiently assess patients’ dental fears
6. Understand five treatment options, including advantages and disadvantages

Dr. Larry Sangrik – BIO

Dr. Larry J. Sangrik’s courses provide solutions for fear. Dental fear costs everyone when patients don’t  receive needed care and the practice loses income. Another is the fear that one’s team is not adequately  prepared to be able to manage a serious medical event. Gain the tools to help patients accept greater levels  of treatment and develop strategies to prevent, identify and respond to a wide range of medical crises.

Since 1999, Dr. Larry J. Sangrik has offered dental CE courses to thousands of dental professionals at the nation’s top meetings in venues ranging from small groups of 12 to large groups of 1,000. Having been  named as one of the nation’s leaders in dental continuing education for over ten consecutive years, Dr. Sangrik has written for Dentistry Today, Dental Economics and Dental Practice Success on the topics of medical emergencies and dental fear. Recently, Dr. Sangrik developed and authored a four-part video and workbook for the American Dental Association on medical emergency preparedness.

Active in organized dentistry, Dr. Sangrik has long held numerous positions at the local and state levels. He also has served as a consultant to the Ohio State Dental Board on a task force concerning the use of oral  sedation.

Dr. Sangrik is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He completed the intravenous sedation program at Miami Valley Hospital of Dayton, Ohio and the comprehensive externship at Midwest Implant Institute. Having volunteered on the Chardon Fire/Rescue Department, he has personally managed  most medical crises, from childbirth to open heart massage.


Afternoon CE Session Speaker: Dr. David Paulson

Periodontal Regeneration & Biomaterials


Contemporary periodontal surgery focuses on regeneration rather than resection as was common in traditional surgical procedures. Through minimally invasive procedures and utilizing a variety of biomaterials and biologics, teeth that were previously deemed to have a poor prognosis may be able to be saved long term. Indications for using different techniques and materials such as autogenous grafts, allografts, growth factors, PRF, and different types of membranes will be highlighted.

Dr. David Paulson – BIO

Dr. David Paulson graduated from Marquette University with both his undergraduate degree and Doctor of Dental Science degree. He then attended the University of Minnesota for his Periodontal Residency degree. Dr. Paulson is board certified in periodontics and dental implant surgery. His professional memberships include the ADA, MDA, Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, International Team for Implantology, and the American Academy of Periodontology. He is licensed in both Minnesota & Wisconsin with practices in Woodbury, MN, and Hudson, WI. Outside the office, Dr. Paulson enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, basketball, and cooking.


Afternoon CE Session Speaker: Dr. David Wold

Cracks: A Biomimetic Approach that you Never Learned in School


Have you ever wondered when and how to manage cracked teeth, both symptomatic and asymptomatic? In this presentation, we will explore biomimetic restorative approaches to treat cracked teeth that aim to preserve pulpal vitality and maximize the integrity of the tooth.

Attendees will leave with techniques that they can employ immediately in their practice including:
• How to identify the types of cracks in teeth
• Techniques for crack dissection
• Immediate dentin sealing
• Utilizing contemporary adhesive techniques to bond restorations without traditional retention and resistance form

Dr. David Wold – BIO

Dr. Wold obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota in 2013. He then practiced general dentistry and served as an adjunct clinical faculty member at the University of Minnesota for 5 years prior to moving to Boise, Idaho. During his time practicing in Boise, Dr. Wold sought out alternative approaches to restorative dentistry that required less tooth removal and were structurally guided. He has since moved back to Minnesota and now practices in Rochester.

In 2020, he completed the Biomimetic Mastership Program with the Alleman Center of Biomimetic Dentistry and joined on as faculty with the Alleman Center in January 2021. Accordingly, his clinical interests now include minimally-invasive, adhesive dentistry and management of cracked teeth.

Dr. Wold’s interests outside of the dental world include spending time with his family (two year old daughter and baby boy due in March), learning to golf, fishing, and cooking.



ADA Member Dentists – $70
ADA Member Dentist StaffReduced rate of  $45 for every two attendees! 

One (non-dentist) staff member: $45
Two (non-dentist) staff members: $45
Three (non-dentist) staff members: $90
Four (non-dentist) staff members: $90
Five (non-dentist) staff members: $135
Six (non-dentist) staff members: $135

Non-ADA Member Dentists – $90
Non-ADA Member Dentist StaffReduced rate of  $65 for every two attendees

One (non-dentist) staff member: $65
Two (non-dentist) staff members: $65
Three (non-dentist) staff members: $130
Four (non-dentist) staff members: $130
Five (non-dentist) staff members: $195
Six (non-dentist) staff members: $195

Non-Dental Guests – $45 each

Student / $10 each


Anticipated 4.0 CE  (3 hours Fundamental)

2023 Midwinter Exhibitors

THANK YOU to our 2023 Midwinter Meeting Exhibitors. We very much appreciate the support of companies exhibiting at our event

3M Oral Care
Allied Professionals Dental Staffing
Baker Tilly
Bank of America
Crown Staffing & Recruiting
DDSmatch Minnesota
Dental Consulting Company
Dental Experts
Dyste Williams
Erickson Technologies
Garfield Refining
Gateway Bank
Harrison Dental Studio
Heritage Construction Companies, LLC
KaVo Dental

Kerr Dental
LumaDent, Inc.
Maguire Refining
Manta HealthTech
Mill City Anesthesia
Minnesota Dental Association
Minnesota Dental Foundation
Minnesota Transitions
Open Byte
PNC Healthcare Business Banking
Renstrom Dental Studio INC
Shea Practice Transitions, P.A
Wells Fargo Practice Finance