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20th Annual Ski and Learn: Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Ski and Learn

20th Annual Ski & Learn: Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Thursday-Saturday, February 5-7, 2015
About the Steamboat Ski Area

Steamboat, positioned 7,000 feet up in the Colorado Rockies is home to one of North America’s largest ski mountains. This northwestern Colorado ski resort, which averages 27 feet of snow yearly, is renowned for its season-long “champagne powder.” Steamboat ski area gives you not just one mountain to explore but five peaks that include 165 trails (14% beginner, 42% intermediate, 44% advanced), all accessed by one of the Rockies largest lift systems. The Silver Bullet™ 8 passenger gondola and three high-speed quad chair lifts assure little or no lift times. Steamboat is also recognized for having one of the finest ski & snowboard schools and the premier kids program in the industry. And, as an added bonus, kids 12 years of age and under ski free when parents purchase a five-day pass.

About the City of Steamboat Springs

The city of Steamboat Springs offers two distinct shopping and entertainment areas, the “Village” and “Old Town,” with free bus transportation between the two. Included in the area are over 70 diverse restaurants and bars and an abundance of boutiques and galleries to explore. There is also plenty to do for the non-skiers and site-seers, from hot air balloon rides to horse drawn sleigh rides, mountain top dining, tubing, snowshoeing, hot spring pools, snowmobile excursions, and more.

About the Sheraton Steamboat Resort

The Sheraton Steamboat Resort and Conference Center is nestled at the base of the mountain, just steps from the Silver Bullet™ gondola and the dining and shopping attractions of Ski Time Square. This full-service, luxury ski-in/ski-out hotel includes:

  • 206 cozy guest rooms, suites and condominiums
  • private balconies and mountain views
  • refrigerator, coffee makers and complimentary coffee
  • electronic games room
  • free, high-speed internet access
  • steam rooms and fitness center
  • complimentary underground parking
  • restaurant and lounge
  • ski & sport shops, gift shop and ski rental
  • outdoor heated pool and hot tubs
  • room service, laundry and dry cleaning
  • complimentary ski storage and ski service valet service
  • cable TV with premium movie channels, pay movies & Nintendo
About the Location

Steamboat is located 22 miles from the Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden. Daily nonstop flights from eight major cities (including Mpls/St. Paul and Dallas/Ft. Worth) are available, as are frequent daily jet and commuter connections from Denver. If you wish to drive, Steamboat is an easy 3 1/2-hour drive (157 miles) from Denver. Convenient and frequent shuttle service from Denver to Steamboat is also available.

About the Continuing Education Program 

You will benefit from attending a popular and long-standing continuing education program that routinely gets high ratings for: 1) excellent university-based speakers who encourage questions and interaction, 2) practical and relevant topics that can be put to use immediately in practice, 3) a well organized course schedule that allows you to ski most of the day, and 4) a comfortable lecture room just steps away from the gondola and minutes away from outstanding skiing and snowboarding.

During the 2015 continuing education program you will learn how to:

  • identify common risk factors in oral implantology and wound healing around implants.
  • recognize the relationship between diabetes, periodontitis and implant therapy.
  • recognize the need for ridge preservation.
  • identify the advantages and disadvantages between immediate and early implant placement.
  • assess, prevent and manage peri-implantitis.
  • assess and document traumatic dental injuries.
  • provide emergency care for dental injuries and stage future treatment.
  • determine when and how long to splint injured teeth.
  • treat avulsion, luxation injuries, root and tooth fractures of the primary and permanent dentition.
  • manage injuries of the immature vs. mature permanent tooth.

This continuing dental education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Minnesota and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Who Should Attend

General dentists, specialists and dental team members who want a winter get-away that combines world-class skiing and quality continuing education.

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures and discussion. 


Anthony J. DiAngelis, D.M.D., M.P.H., Chief Emeritus of Dentistry, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; Professor, Department of Primary Dental Care, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. In addition, Dr. DiAngelis maintains a private practice. He has served on the Board of Directors and as an officer of the International Association of Dental Traumatology (IADT) for the past ten years, and chaired the revision of the IADT guidelines for the management of traumatic dental injuries published in 2012.

Guy Huynh-Ba, D.D.S., M.S., Associate Professor/Clinical, Department of Periodontics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School. Dr. Huynh-Ba received his dental degree from the University of Geneva, Switzerland and completed a residency and Masters Degree in Periodontics from the University of Bern, Switzerland.


Here’s what some of the 2014 Ski & Learn participants liked about the program: 

“I had been receiving invitations for this program for years and am very glad I decided to attend. We loved the format, location, and low-key atmosphere in Steamboat. We will definitely be back!”
  Dr. Bill Harrison, St. Paul, MN

“Very well presented, lots of practical, useful information.”
  Dr. Jonathan Bromboz, Sarasota, FL

“Well planned seminar allowing for a fun time.”

“I nearly always change something in my practice after these meetings.”
  Dr. Larry Cunningham, Corinth, TX

“Good group, well organized presentations, and I learned a lot and you took good care of me – thank you!”

“Overall, the location and schedule worked well to optimize skiing!”

About Making Your Resort Reservations

Please coordinate your travel arrangements on your own using your local travel agent. Accommodations may be made directly with the:

Sheraton Steamboat Resort and Conference Center
2200 Village Inn Court
Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80477
Toll-free: (800) 848-8877

Room options and prices vary—standard valley- or village-view rooms are priced at $299/nightly. An additional charge of $20 per room, per night, will be added for Resort Charges. Resort Charges include local and 800 calls, in-room high-speed internet, two bottles of water per day, PM shuttle service to downtown, self parking and ski storage. Please ask the Sheraton Steamboat reservations staff about the different types of rooms that are available. The group rates will be offered from Tuesday, February 3, 2015, through Monday, February 9, 2015. In order to receive the group rate, you will need to reference the University of Minnesota/University of Texas Ski & Learn program when calling to make your reservation.

Please note that the room reservation cut-off date is January 4, 2015. Reservation requests after January 4, 2015, will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis. This course is scheduled during peak tourist season so make your reservations early.

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