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Welcome to the Monterey Bay Dental Society!

The Monterey Bay Dental Society partners with the American Dental Association to provide information for our members, other dental professionals, patients, and the public.

On this site, you will see integrated content from MBDS, CDA and ADA.

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General Membership Dinner Meeting — Maximize Everday Digital Scanning for Restorative Treatment and Patient Education

  • Thu, Mar 30, 2023 | 6:00 PM - Thu, Mar 30, 2023 | 9:00 PM
  • Location: Bayonet Black Horse
  • Address: 1 McClure Way, Seaside, California, United States
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Social Hour — 6 p.m.
Dinner — 6:30 p.m.
Presentation — 7–9 p.m.
2 C.E. units (core)

Members — No charge
Nonmembers, retired members & guests — $60

Bayonet Black Horse
1 McClure Way
Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 899-7271

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No refunds after March 25, 2023.

Learn how the iTero intraoral scanner can add value to your practice as digital dentistry becomes the standard of care. This lecture focuses on reasons to scan every patient, and how to leverage the scanner for comprehensive dentistry. In addition, the speaker will review effective techniques for using features like the Occulsogram, the Invisalign Outcome Simulator, and Timelapse technology to support patient education and case acceptance.

Learning objectives:
  • Outline importance of scanning every patient and educating the patient on 3D model
  • How to leverage the scanner for comprehensive dentistry
  • Educate on effective techniques of using occlusogram features, timelapse, niri imaging, etc.
  • How iTero can support case conversion leading to increased profit for practice.

Sponsored by:
Invisalign Itero

Joshua Austin
Joshua Austin, DDS

Dr. Austin maintains a full time restorative dentistry private practice in San Antonio, Texas. He is an editorial director and columnist for Dental Economics magazine, focusing on dental products and technology.

Dr. Austin lectures around the country to study clubs and dental meetings about these topics along with online reputation management and mental health. Dr. Austin is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School and spent five years post graduation as faculty in the Department of Restorative Dentistry.

His approach to his Pearls For Your Practice column is a fresh approach in today’s commercial driven dental journalism. When you read a “Pearl” rest assured that you are getting an honest evaluation of a product, which was used by Dr. Austin in clinical practice on a patient.

Interested in protecting and preserving young smiles?

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The Monterey County Oral Health Program is seeking volunteer dental professionals to screen kindergarteners and first-graders and link them to dental care services. The goal of this effort is to promote a “dental home” with families and detect untreated tooth decay among young age children.

Click the document below to download a flier with more information.

News from ADA


Online C.E. is now available ​free to all active MBDS members​.

With member needs in mind during COVID-19 physical distancing, Monterey Bay Dental Society is partnering with Viva Learning to provide live and pre-recorded distance learning C.E. opportunities. 

Dentistry 4 Vets logoThe Dentistry4Vets Foundation provides ​high ​quality ​dentistry and ​dental ​implant ​care for the deserving veterans of Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties through volunteer efforts within our community. They have local veterans in need of dental care.