Past Monthly Meetings


The DCDS offers regular, complimentary CE programming to its members each year between September and May. Monthly meetings are usually on the second Tuesday of the month (depending on holidays and other events). In addition to learning the latest innovations and techniques in dentistry from world-renowned speakers from across the country, DCDS monthly meetings give attendees an opportunity to share ideas, information and network with one another. Nonmembers may attend DCDS monthly meetings for a small fee.

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​Past Monthly Meetings

October CE Event: Adhesive Dentistry Updates

  • Tue, Oct 04, 2016 | 5:00 PM - Tue, Oct 04, 2016 | 8:00 PM
  • Location: Westin Georgtown
  • Address: 2350 M St. NW, Washington, District of Columbia
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  • Contact: Amber Wright
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  • Phone: (202) 367-1163, 2023671163

5:00 p.m. – ​Networking Reception
5:45 p.m. – Business Meeting 
6:00 p.m. – Speaker 

Topic: Adhesive Dentistry Updates
Speaker: Dr. ​Edward Swift

The development of new materials has proceeded so rapidly that many clinicians are left confused by the wealth of new products that are available. Adhesive systems are one of the most confusing areas in dental materials. This course will present the latest information available on current dentin and enamel adhesives in a clinically relevant manner. It will describe how resin-based materials bond to dentin and will compare and contrast the various types of adhesives that are available on the market, including the contemporary universal adhesives. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn how dentin bonding systems work.
  2. Participants will discover the four current strategies for bonding to dentin and enamel.
  3. Participants will understand the advantages and potential drawbacks of universal adhesives. 
Edward Swift
Edward Swift, DMD, MS

Dr. Ed Swift received his DMD degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and a master’s degree in Operative Dentistry from the University of Iowa. He is currently a professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry and the Associate Dean for Education and Chief Academic Officer at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

 Dr. Swift is a fellow of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and the Academy of Dental Materials, and a founding member and past president of the Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry.  He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, Operative Dentistry, and American Journal of Dentistry.  He has published over 200 journal articles and is a co-editor of a leading dental textbook, Sturdevant’s Art and Science of Operative Dentistry.  He has presented many continuing education courses and scientific papers regionally, nationally, and internationally.  He has been an invited speaker for several professional organizations and was recognized as one of the “Annual Leaders in CE” by Dentistry Today for several consecutive years.