Sip & CE Napa Valley

Sip & C.E. in Napa Valley 

Date: Wednesday, September 17 - Friday, September 19, 2025

Hotel Block & Meeting Location: Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa

Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, September 17, 20257:30 a.m. Breakfast, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. course (3 credit hours)
Thursday, September 18, 20257:30 a.m. Breakfast, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. course (3 credit hours)
Friday, September 19, 20257:30 a.m. Breakfast, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. course (3 credit hours)
Following the course, attendees are welcome to enjoy free time for the remainder of the day. 


Hotel Block Information

Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa

3425 Solano Ave., Napa, CA 94558

Phone Number: 1-800-228-9290 or 707-253-8600

Booking Link: BOOK HERE If you need to book additional days that are outside of our group block (Tuesday to Friday), please email check-in and out dates and you name. She will get your reservation made for you on the backend. 

Room Rates: $325 + applicable taxes & fees (resort fee has been waived for our group but when you book your room the rate will appear higher. The hotel will take the $30 fee off before you pay your final bill. )

Room Block Name mention the meeting name to ensure you receive our group rate for your room: LDA Fall 2025 Meeting

Enjoy the following hotel amenities that are included in your room rate: Nightly local vintner pour, daily s'mores kits, complimentary coffee/tea in hotel lobby, purified water stations throughout the hotel, daily morning yoga classes, complimentary access to the fitness center, 1-hour complimentary electric bike rental (per day, per guest),  wireless in-room high speed internet.

Room rates are available 3 days pre/post meeting dates as well as throughout the meeting. If you have difficulty booking a room for your entire stay, please email with your name and dates of stay. We will do our best to help accommodate your needs. 

Must reserve rooms by: Tuesday, August 26, 2025.

Airport Shuttle Information

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Course Information

Wednesday, Sept 17, 2025, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

3 Clinical Hours

Title: Clear Aligner Treatments From Good to Great by Incorporating the Latest Enhancements

Description: Orthodontist Dr. Bruce McFarlane will introduce you to the world of Clear Aligners and share his vast knowledge, experience, and practical skills as a pioneer in the field. Participants will learn how to upgrade any Clear Aligner system with the latest advancements, and return to patients ready to treat with confidence.


  • Understand step-by-step clinical procedures, from taking records to delivering aligners, and monitoring your patients until case completion
  • Understand diagnosis and treatment planning for clear aligners, including working with labs and different technologies.

Speaker: Dr. Bruce McFarlane

Speaker Bio: Dr. Bruce McFarlane is a distinguished orthodontist, educator, and mentor. Graduating from the University of Manitoba in 1984 with a Doctor of Dental Medicine and a Bachelor of Science, he then obtained his master’s degree in Orthodontics from the University of Western Ontario in 1992. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and an American Board-Certified Specialist in Orthodontics. For the last 29 years, he has been in private practice in Manitoba, Ontario, and California. A former assistant professor of Graduate Orthodontics at the University of Manitoba, and accomplished author, Dr. McFarlane has established himself as a prominent speaker and educator throughout North America and Europe. For many years he has shared his vast knowledge and experience through ICANDO Inc. and by working as a KOL, speaker, educator, and consultant for Cerum Ortho Organizers, and now, Catapult Education.

Thursday, September 18, 2025, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

3 Clinical Hours

Title: TBA

Description: TBA

Objectives: TBA

Speaker: Dr. Gene Santucci

Speaker Bio: Dr. Gene Santucci is an Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry at the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA. He is co-director of the Dental Sleep Mini-Residency Program, and Content Coordinator for Sleep Medicine. He also holds a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology and Counseling. Dr. Santucci has presented nationally and internationally on the topics of dental sleep medicine, ADHD in children and sleep related disorders, occlusion, aesthetics, temporomandibular disorders, photography, functional anatomy of the gnathostomatic system and the fabrication and delivery of night guards. He is a published author contributing to numerous articles in refereed journals and abstracts, along with a task force report regarding sleep medicine, and course content in dental education. His textbook contributions include: Patient Examinations in an Esthetic Dentistry Practice, Headache and Facial Pain. Dr. Santucci has been awarded membership in the following associations: the American College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy, American Academy of Integrated Pain Management, American Dental Educators Association, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, California Sleep Society, American Association of Oral Systemic Health, American Dental Association and California Dental Association. He is a member of Catapult Education's Speakers Bureau and reviews dental products for them. Dr. Santucci’s goal is to encourage all dental professionals to become the first line of defense regarding the evaluation, referral, and treatment for the various types of sleep disturbances from snoring to obstructive sleep apnea in children and adults.

Friday, September 19, 2025, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

3 Clinical Hours

Title: You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression

Description: No other procedure in restorative dentistry has a more pronounced and direct link to outcome than impression accuracy. However, gauging impression accuracy is nebulous at best. Practitioners report ongoing frustration with crown and bridge final impressions. At the same time, commercial labs continue to report the majority of impressions submitted as flawed, inaccurate, or less than ideal. This program is designed to empower the practitioner with the knowledge, skill, and protocols to transform one of the most frustrating procedures in practice into one of the most reliable. Predictable impressions lead to an elevated patient experience, improved practice efficiency, greater profitability, and reduced frustrations.


  • Impression materials review including the latest in material science advancements
  • Intentional and predictable tissue management techniques, the secret to analogue (and digital) impression outcomes
  • To master hemostasis
  • The use of a diode laser for impressions
  • Preserving tissue stability through the impression process including the fragile biotype
  • Material viscosity selection based on clinical circumstance
  • To troubleshoot clinical scenarios including complex crown and bridge, removable pros, and implant impressions through case-based learning
  • Tips and tricks to capture an accurate impression the first time, every time

Speaker: Dr. Foroud Hakim

Speaker Bio: Dr. Foroud Hakim is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker with an unwavering passion for all aspects of contemporary restorative dentistry. He is particularly motivated to help colleagues in improving treatment outcomes, patient experiences, as well as practice efficiency. He thrives on audience participation and interactive learning models. “I learn just as much from my audiences as they might from me; if it’s not a two-way street, something is wrong!” Dr. Hakim has balanced private practice and dental education for 31 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. He splits his time between “real world/wet fingered” private practice, and teaching dental students at University of the Pacific, as well as colleagues across the country. He earned his DDS in 1991 and went on to earn his MBA in 2000. His areas of focus range from predictable and lasting adhesion, minimally invasive single tooth dentistry, all the way through to full mouth esthetic rehabilitation and smile design. Dr. Hakim is the founder of San Ramon Dental Excellence, Director of Occlusion at the University of the Pacific and an active board member and speaker for Catapult Education’s Speakers Bureau.



Registration Pricing

Early Registration Pricing
Until August 1, 2025

Regular Pricing
From August 2 - Sept. 15, 2025

On-Site Registration Pricing
From Sept 16-19, 2025

LDA Members$429$469$499
ADA Members $469$509$539
Non-ADA Members $579$619$649
Hygienist $329 $369$399
Other Staff $229$269$299
Dental Students $229$269$299

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