The Virginia AGD and its components are dedicated to improving patient care through lifelong learning. That dedication is supported by the programs and events that assist AGD members to achieve their professional and educational goals.

Our calendar contains a current listing of Virginia AGD programs and events. Please be sure to check it on a regular basis as it will serve as the source for the latest information. If you have questions about a listed program or event, please contact the organizer located in the event listing. If you have general questions regarding the overall use of the calendar, please feel free to contact the Virginia AGD.

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Fall MasterTrack
Sep 28 @ 8:30 am – Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm

Fall MasterTrack

September 28-29, 2018

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

 ProTech Dental Studios

1890 Preston White Drive, Ste 300

Reston, VA 20191


$950 Members

$1199 Non-Members

$198 Staff

A Simple Approach to Medical Management, Odontogenic Infections, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Prosthetically Driven Implant Placement

Ziad Ali, DMD, MD

16 Participation Credits, Code 310

*Course credits may be doubled following case presentations at the next session

Medical Management, Oral Sedation, and Emergencies: A Simple Approach

Doctors and their staff are welcome to come join us for a comprehensive talk on medically managing patients, giving oral sedatives, and recognizing and managing medical emergencies.


The course objectives include:

  • Management of conditions such as Hypertension, Coronary Artery Disease, Blood Thinners, Oral Steroids, Liver Disease, Kidney Disease, Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, Thyroid disease, etc.
  • Understanding the basis of Oral Sedative use
  • Learn how to choose the right medication, pick the correct dosage, and administer the medications safely.
  • Recognize the effects of medications on patients and how to manage related complications.
  • Management of Medical Emergencies related to but not limited to the above medical conditions


Odontogenic Infections: A Simple Approach to Diagnosis and Decision Making


Doctors and their staff are welcome to come join us for a comprehensive talk on Odontogenic Infections.


The course objectives include:

  • Recognizing and assessing infections of the Head and Neck
  • Understanding the surgical and antimicrobial management of odontogenic infections
  • Emphasis will be placed on recognition and decision making


Non-CPAP Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: How Dentists can save lives

Doctors and their staff are welcome to come join us for a comprehensive talk on Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).


The course objectives include:

  • Diagnosis and pathophysiology of OSA
  • The Multi-Specialty Team approach to management
  • The role of the Dentist as part of the team
  • The Oral Appliance – design and science
  • Implementing In-Office flow and Out-Of-Office communication
  • Using new technologies such as intra-oral digital scanning
  • Marketing and practice building
  • Billing and reimbursement strategies that match your Goals


Dental Implants: Using a digital work-flow for safe and prosthetically-driven placement


Doctors and their staff are welcome to come join us for a comprehensive talk on dental implants.


The course objectives include:

  • A prosthetically-driven approach to implant placement
  • Communicating and treatment planning with dental lab technicians
  • Using intra-oral digital scanning and 3D planning software for optimal results
  • Establishing a high standard for simple implant placement by the General Practitioner
  • Understanding limitations and establishing your “comfort level”
  • Avoiding complications such as predictable bone loss/implant failure
  • Mechanically, hygienically, and prosthetically unfavorable implant placement
  • Nerve injuries


All talks emphasize a SIMPLE and BOTTOM LINE approach for Dentists.



Ziad Ali DMD, MD grew up in Montreal, Canada, where he received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from McGill University. He then moved to Philadelphia, PA, where he completed his dental degree at the University of Pennsylvania. Realizing his strong interest in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, he moved to Houston, TX, where he received his medical degree and certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of Texas. Dr. Ali is board-certified and is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS). He is also a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS).

Currently, Dr. Ali is Clinical Director at Elevation Implant Services and Integrative Oral and Facial Surgery in McLean, VA. He has strong interest in the fields of dental implants, bone grafting, wisdom teeth removal, corrective jaw surgery, as well as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). He operates and teaches at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Ali enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons in McLean, Va, and enjoys exercising, soccer, traveling, and scuba diving.

ACLS Re-Certification and Sedation Update
Oct 12 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

ACLS Re-Certification:

Friday, October 12th, 2018

8:00 AM to 10:30 AM


Sedation Update:

Friday, October 12th, 2018

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Q&A with Virginia Board of Dentistry Member,

Dr. John Alexander!

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Sedation Update Course


2 CE Lecture Credits, Code 142 (Medical Emergency Training) PER COURSE


Four Points by Sheraton

9901 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond VA 23235




Who Needs a Sedation Update?


The Dental Sedation Update Program is designed for individuals that are currently certified and practicing dental sedation and require the update every 2 years.  Dental Assistants are invited to attend the program so that they are aware of the sedation process and how to assist the dentist with the management of the patient.  Dental Assistants may register for $99 to attend with a doctor.  


The program content will cover, but not limited to; Virginia guidelines addressing dental sedation, indication for the use of sedation medication, side effects, reversal agents, etc., Pt and A/W assessment, and several scenarios concerning the complicated case and potential challenges associated with  the practice of sedation.



ACLS ONLY: What You Will Need to Purchase Before the Course

You will need to purchase an ACLS Provider Manual (Order Number 90-1014) from one of the following vendors.

Laerdal Medical – http://www.laerdal.com/us/ecc

World Point Medical – http://www.eworldpoint.com/en/Products/American-Heart-Association

Channing and Bete – http://aha.channing-bete.com/


How to Get Ready:

The ACLS Provider Course is designed to teach you the lifesaving skills required to be both a team member and a team leader in either an in-hospital or an out-of-hospital setting. Because the ACLS Provider Course covers extensive material in a short time, you will need to prepare for the course beforehand.

Precourse Requirements:

You should prepare for the course by doing the following:

  1. Complete the precourse preparation checklist that comes with your ACLS Provider Manual. Bring the checklist with you to the course.
  2. Review the course agenda.
  3. Review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual. Pay particular attention to the 10 cases in Part 5.
  4. The resuscitation scenarios require that your BLS skills and knowledge are current. You will be tested on 1-rescuer adult CPR and AED skills at the beginning of the ACLS Provider Course. You must know this in advance, since you will not be taught how to do CPR or how to use an AED.

****5.   Review, understand, and complete the ECG and Pharmacology Precourse Self-Assessment on the Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent) . Password: compression. Or ACLSstudent

You will not be taught how to read or interpret ECGs in the course, nor will you be taught details about ACLS pharmacology.

  1. Print your scores for the Precourse Self-Assessment and bring them with you to class.

What This Course Does Not Cover

The ACLS Provider Course does not teach algorithms, ECG rhythm recognition, or pharmacology. If you do not learn and understand the ECG and pharmacology information in the Precourse Self-Assessment, it is unlikely that you can successfully complete the ACLS Provider Course.

What to Bring and What to Wear

Bring your ACLS Provider Manual to each class. You will need it during each lesson in the course. You may wish to purchase the AHA’s 2010 Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers (optional), which you may bring to the course to use as a reference guide during some of the stations in the course.

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing to class. You will be practicing skills that require you to work on your hands and knees, and the course requires bending, standing, and lifting. If you have any physical condition that might prevent you from engaging in these activities, please tell an instructor. The instructor may be able to adjust the equipment if you have back, knee, or hip problems.

Fellowship Review Course and Exam
Nov 11 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Protech Dental Studio

1890 Preston White Drive

Reston, VA 20191


Room Block/Shuttle reserved at the Sheraton Reston: (703) 620-9000


Fellowship Review Course

November 16-17, 2018

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


Larry Williams, DDS, MAGD, ABGD

16 Lecture Credits, Multiple Disciplines

Fellowship Review Exam

November 18th, 2018

8:00 AM to 1:00PM

$600 (register through National, application will be emailed to you)

The Virginia AGD is pleased to offer a Fellowship Review Course and exam in 2018.  The review course, with instruction provided by Larry Williams, DDS will help candidates prepare for the exam, a 252-item multiple choice test that covers accepted knowledge, techniques, and procedures in 17 different areas of general dentistry.  The exam is administered in a one day, four-hour testing session. Taking this course does not guarantee that a member will pass the exam. Information on the content of the Fellowship Exam is held in strictest confidence, and as such, information regarding the overall content of the exam will not be released during the review course or to the course speaker. Candidates may refresh their knowledge of basic clinical information in the 17 areas of general dentistry covered in the exam by attending the review course. Candidates are expected to draw on their own practical experiences as they take the Fellowship Exam.

At the end of the two-day review course, attendees will have
(1) Reviewed the 17 areas of general dentistry
(2) Been provided the opportunity to discuss and explore questions pertinent to the areas reviewed
(3) Engaged other attendees to discuss the 17 areas of dentistry
(4) Been provided information about the Fellowship Exam

You must complete the following requirements to earn your FAGD Award:

  • Passing the Fellowship Exam: The exam may be taken at any time during Pre-Fellowship, including New Graduates (once 90 days have passed after graduation from dental school) and either before, after or while working towards completion of the required 500 CE hours.
  • Current AGD membership for three continuous years by December 31 of the year in which the application is received, to begin no earlier than the month of dental school graduation.
  • A dental license has not been suspended or revoked within the last five years and is not currently under probation, suspension, or revocation.
  • 500 hours of approved CE.
  • Attendance at an AGD convocation ceremony, held during an AGD annual meeting, to receive the award (successful candidates are allowed three years following approval to complete this requirement).

*To register for the Exam, you must do so by completing an application and sending this along with the $600 fee to National Headquarters to sit for the exam.

It is best to FAX this application to National.

For more information go to http://www.agd.org/education-events/examawards/fellowship-award.aspx.

30th Annual Colonial Conference @ DoubleTree by Hilton Richmond Hotel
Nov 30 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

30th Annual Colonial Conference

November 30th –4th, 2018


Earlybird: $299 per course for Member Doctors, $199 for Staff , $419 for Non-Members


DoubleTree by Hilton Richmond Hotel

1021 Koger Center Blvd,

Richmond, VA 23235




8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Dr. Gordon J. Christensen DDS MSD PhD

7 CE Credits, Code 149


The last decade has had more changes in dentistry than ever before. There are new concepts, materials, devices, and technologies coming out constantly. How do you decide what is best for your patients, your budget, your own interests, and the long-term success of your practice? The following and other topics will be included:

  • “All-on-four” implant supported restorations
  • Cone beam radiology
  • Frequently changing cements
  • Scanning impressions
  • The various types of new crowns
  • New perio surgery techniques
  • Multisonic endodontic procedures
  • In-office milling
  • Sleep medicine
  • Botox and dermal fillers


On completing this presentation each participant should be able to:

  • Compare and discuss the currently present new concepts, materials, devices and technologies
  • Decide which of these major changes will be best for their practice
  • Incorporate the information into their practices