Exciting News

We at the OCACD are committed to do our best to provide continuing education and support
during these unprecedented times. Therefore, the Board of Directors has made the decision
to provide a series of virtual meetings.


Virtual Meeting #2

Wednesday, May 27th @ 7:00-9:00PM

“Being Creative and Profitable While Serving Your Patients
During These Trying Times”


“Two Profitable, Efficient and Inexpensive Restorative Techniques to Provide Quality Transitional Care During the Covid-19 Crisis”

Speaker: Jack Ringer, DDS, FAACD
The focus of this presentation is to show two existing chairside clinical techniques that can be adapted to dental practices transitioning through the Covid-19 crisis.

Utilizing a relatively new long-term provisional material for indirect restorations as well as a matrix system for direct restorations, these two treatment modalities allow the practitioner to provide efficient and less expensive options to offer their patients who may be concerned about their personal situation as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.


Dr. Ringer, an Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a Fellow of the International Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics, has been in private practice for over 30 years in Anaheim Hills, California, has been teaching at various dental teaching institutions for almost 25 years and has published several articles in the field of contemporary esthetic dentistry.

He served on the Board of Directors and on the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry before serving as their President (2013-2014).

He is a Co-Founder and President of the Orange County Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a faculty mentor at Spear Education in Scottsdale Az., and a member of the Seattle Study Club Speaker Bureau.

Dr. Ringer speaks on various topics related to contemporary comprehensive esthetic dentistry; both nationally and internationally.


“Successful Outcomes through Successful Communication”

Speaker: John Hunzicker of Killian Dental Ceramics
The focus of this lecture will be on raising awareness of the importance of effective communication in order to produce successful restorative outcomes and increased  patient satisfaction.

Concrete tools and practices will be offered that can improve the quality of communication between doctor and technician as well as being useful in our daily lives outside of the work environment.

Topics will include material selection, case planning, shade communication, and managing patient expectations. Other topics to be included may be use of digital technology to improve communication accuracy, and overview of communication theory as it relates to the dental field and our daily lives.

Curriculum Vitae
  • B.A. Communication Theory with emphasis in Organizational Communication, California State University Long Beach 1986
  • Certified Dental Technician 1996, 2018
  • 38 years in Dental Technology
  • Laboratory Owner 15 years
  • Adjunct faculty UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry with Dr. Edward McClaren 2002
  • Product Evaluator and Educator for GC America Corp.
    Has lectured on Composite Technology, Color Theory in Dentistry, and Direct Composite Layering as well as Creativity and Esthetics in Dentistry
  • Professional Artist

Utilizing Podium to Strengthen Your Practice

Josh Combe, Regional Director of Sales - Healthcare
Podium is a patient messaging platform that enables companies with a local presence to conveniently connect with their patients at critical touchpoints to help them strengthen their business. By conveniently facilitating millions of patient interactions, such as driving patient-generated online reviews and providing improved patient messaging tools, Podium serves more than 50,000 local businesses in the United States, Canada and Australia.

Josh Combe comes from a customer experience and sales background working in the healthcare field. He currently oversees one of Podium's healthcare teams working with small to medium sized businesses.

Over 50,000 local businesses trust Podium to help them get found, get chosen and get connected to their consumers online.

A husband of 10 years and father to two children, Josh spends his free time with his family, enjoying the outdoors, and testing out his remodeling skills on their current residence.


 To register, please go to www.OCACDconference.com 

The meeting will be Complimentary and each member will receive 3 CE units. 

The meeting is being designed so each attendee will have the opportunity
to participate in a question/answer segment.

Join your fellow peers for this educational opportunity.
Any and all OCACD, OCSD and AACD members,
along with anyone else from the Dental Community, are welcome to join us.

Future virtual meetings are being developed
with topics and dates to be determined shortly.

For any questions, please contact:
MaryLou Brooks at  info@ocacd.com  714-818-7193
Dr. Jack Ringer at  drringer@dentalcosmetics.com

***  Thank You to our Sponsor PODIUM!   ***
Every Interaction for your Dental Practice
with One Platform



(regarding COVID-19 coronavirus)

NOBEL BIOCARE has informed us, as well as all of their other outside
customers / vendors, that their Yorba Linda facility will not be
available for any training programs until further notice.

The OCACD June and October meetings are postponed.

The replacement dates of these meetings will be determined
as soon as we receive clearance from Nobel and we will immediately notify you.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Thank you for your patience in this situation beyond our control.

The OCACD Board



A message from our President about this years exciting schedule.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Orange County Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (OCACD), which is an affiliate of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), is to offer dentists, their staff and laboratory technicians, educational opportunities in the field of contemporary, comprehensive, esthetic dentistry, to help further their advancement in providing exceptional and responsible care for their patients.

The OCACD is dedicated to hold scheduled meetings annually that will be didactic and/or hands-on in nature, that promote the fundamentals and principles of comprehensive, esthetic dentistry, as well as AACD Accreditation.