At Village Periodontics & Dental Implant Center the team keeps current with the latest science based treatment modalities by attending quality continuing education conferences.  Dr. Black, Dr. Davis and Dr. Cramer host Study Club meetings in our conference center once a month with local colleagues. This small group of dedicated doctors meets to participate in detail case planning in order to continually excel in creative patient treatment planning.

Dr Black, Dr. Davis and Dr. Cramer and the staff all participate in continuing education, not only to meet requirements but to stay current in all aspects of practicing periodontics.  The team has traveled to various conferences around the country as well as participating in local training.


November 6, 2020

Our office managers traveled to Clearwater to attend a dental conference to improve managerial skills and improve the patient experience.

November 3, 2020

Drs. Cramer, Davis and surgical assistants renewed their Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications. This is above and beyond the Basic Life Support (BLS) that the entire office obtains every two years.

September, 2019

Dr. Cramer, Chrissy, our office manager, and Kamryn, our Professional Relationship Director, attended the Master's Program in Scottsdale, Arizona. This meeting was based on what we can do to improve our practice for our patients. 

August, 2019

Dr. Cramer attended an Airway Management course by the Florida Association of Periodontists in Orlando. This course is designed for dentists providing IV Sedation.

May, 2019

Dr. Davis and Dr. Cramer attended a course called The Art of Treatment Planning and Case Presentation. This course helps the team to better understand the way to present treatment to all of our patients.

February, 2019

Dr. Cramer attended Spear Education in Arizona. This course was for specialist practices on how to better collaborate with our referring dentists for the best treatment for our patients.

December, 2018

Dr. Cramer attended an IV Sedation refresher course at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. This course is designed for all dentists providing IV sedation to their patients and keeps us current to the best and safest techniques.

September, 2018

Dr. Davis attended a course at the University of Florida Continuing Dental Education in Basic Airway Management for Dentists.

June, 2018

Dr. Cramer attended the Europerio 9 in Amsterdam. This is the official conference of the European Association of Periodontology with attendees from all over the world.

December, 2017

Dr. Davis received a certificate of completion for the course - Preventing Common Dental Medical Errors. He also attended a leadership course.

October, 2017

Dr. Davis attended Dental Leadership and Personality Styles at University of Florida Continuing Dental Education.

September, 2017

Dr. Cramer attended the AAP (American Academy of Periodontology) meeting to network with colleagues, learn the newest technology, techniques, and laws. 

June 9-10, 2017

Dr. Davis attended The Summit meeting in Arizona to participate in the mastery program. We have implemented many techniques that were presented.

May 11-13, 2017

Dr. Davis, Chrissy, our office manager and Tori, our lead surgical assistant, attended another meeting for the mastery program series. This meeting was focused on developing and understanding the culture of our practice as well as key elements to developing a healthy practice.  

March 16-17, 2017

Dr. Cramer attended the AO (Academy of Osseointegration) Meeting where the latest techniques, scientific studies and  technology were discussed.

January 26-28, 2017

Dr. Davis attended another mastery program where the focus was the development and implementation of business plans. 

January 20-21, 2017

Dr. Davis, Chrissy, our office manager and Tori, our lead surgical assistant, attended another meeting for the mastery program series. This meeting was focused on developing and understanding the culture of our practice as well as key elements to developing a healthy practice.  The focus for this meeting was understanding the culture of our practice and the key elements to developing a healthy practice.

November 17-19, 2016

Dr. Davis and one of his prosthodontist colleagues attended another Hybridge meeting in New York for a continuance of hands-on training and lectures.

September 30-October 1, 2016

 Dr. Davis attended the initial mastery program in Arizona.  This series is designed to advise and guide practitioners in the development of a healthy practice.

September 9-10, 2016

Dr. Davis attended the first of a two-part Hybridge hands-on conference in Nevada.  The topic was Full Arch cases, an area in which Dr. Davis already has expertise.  Advanced techniques and technology were presented. 

August 26, 2016 

The co-founder of the American Association of Independent Periodontists (AAIP) provided a full-day workshop to our team in our office training room.

June 2016

Dr. Davis attended the Full-Arch Rehabilitation Surgical Cadaver Hands-on Workshop at the Zimmer Dental Surgical Cadaveric Laboratory in order to refine his clinical skills and delivery of advanced care treatment.

Pride Institute May 2016

Our office teamed with The Pride Institute of San Francisco to participate in efficiency strategies such as leadership, team communication, and planning in order to create the most efficient office possible.

Dr. Davis and his wife, Jen, also traveled to San Francisco to attend more Pride training prior to the opening of our new office so that the transition to the new office would be a smooth one.

The Specialist Institute Series   

The purpose of The Specialist Institute Series is to enhance patient experience. Dr. Davis attended meetings in Chicago and Miami to focus on long term goals of our practice and quality patient care.

Our team traveled to Fort Lauderdale in April, 2016 to attend the third in the seminar series, presented by periodontist, Dr. Mark Setter and oral surgeon, Kanyon Keeney.  The topics included leadership, patient acceptance, and referrals as well as administrative techniques that improve efficiency.

January 2016 The North American Society of Periodontists

Dr. Davis, along with our administrative and clinical managers Chrissy, Connie, and Sheryll, attended the annual Invitational Meeting of the North American Society of Periodontists.  The event was held in Dallas, and consisted of a two day presentation and workshop on practice management.  We continually improve the way we practice and this workshop provided a wealth of new information for the office to implement.  

November 13-15, 2015 

Our dental hygienist, Linda, attended the American Academy of Periodontology meeting in Orlando for the Dental Hygiene Symposium.  The workshops provided the latest protocols for periodontal maintenance procedures and successful stability of the patient’s periodontal health.

November 12-14, 2015

Dr. Davis attended the American Academy of Periodontology Annual Symposium and Spear Dental Seminar in Orlando on the Art of Treatment Planning and Case Presentation. This symposium increases skill in determining treatment options for a number of common but complex dental problems.  Dr. Davis attends as many continuing education seminars to learn the latest technology and studies. 

October 23, 2015

Dr. Davis attended a two day meeting at the Specialist Institute in Chicago to explore both clinical care and patient satisfaction strategies.  The photo below shows Dr. Davis and friends sharing a meal after the meeting. 

October 22-24, 2015 

Dr. Davis and Chrissy, our office manager, attended The Sirona 3D Summit to learn about their state of the art 3D digital scanner that increases clinical safety and precision during implant surgery.

September 24-26, 2015  

Dr. Davis traveled to the Spear Education Annual Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona. Spear seminars provide solid, fundamental concepts, systematic treatment planning and proven steps for achieving predictable clinical results.  

June 26-28, 2015  

Our dental hygienist, Linda, completed the clinical portion of a 60 hour course in administering local anesthesia at the University of Florida.  She and our other hygienist Kelsey are both now certified in the administration of anesthetic.  They both strive to make your experience as comfortable as possible. They are both skilled in traditional and computer assisted local anesthetic (the “Wand”).

June 12, 2015 

Dr. Davis attended a conference entitled “Treating Full Arch Patients with Hybrid Solutions” in Houston, Texas. Full Arch implants replace a complete set of upper or lower teeth. His attendance at this conference is another example of Dr. Davis’ commitment to maintaining the highest level of treatment options for patients. 

June 5, 2015 

Rolling Hills Study Club, our Village Periodontics and Implant Center Study Club,  sponsored an all day workshop on the merits of laser assisted periodontal therapy presented by Dr. Allen Honigman of.

May 8, 2015 

Dr. Davis attended the ITI Dental Implant Complication Lecture in Fort Lauderdale, FL

March 26-28 2015 

Our team attended the Hinman Dental Society meeting in Atlanta where we viewed displays (clinic tables) and attended administrative, periodontal and oral cancer lectures. 

February 21. 2015

Dr. Davis attended an all day course given by Dr. Rick Schwartz called “The Endo Restorative Interface” which focused on the unique challenges of restoring endodontically treated teeth.