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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21st Annual AGD Region 5 CE Course
March 2, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
7400 Greenway Center Drive
Greenbelt MD 20770
$199 AGD Members
$315 Non-AGD Members
The Pillars of Contemporary Oral Health
John Comisi, DDS, MAGD
6 CE Credits
Dentistry has evolved from those days of “drill, fill and bill”. We are no longer “just dentists”. We are now a vital part of patient health care management. It’s an exciting and important time to be in dentistry. Most patients see their dentist more frequently than they do their physician. As such, we have the ability to detect and identify many systemic manifestations of disease and be of great service to our patients in their well- being.
This course will review what the presenter likes to call the “pillars of oral health care management”: Caries Management, Periodontal Disease Control, Oral Cancer Screening and the most recent addition to the “Pillars” the identification and management of Sleep Breathing Disorders. Each of these are the responsibility of today’s oral health care provider. And by incorporating these pillars into your practice you will serve the patient population in wonderful ways to help them be healthier and your practice more vibrant. Are you ready to “up your game” and become more then “just a dentist”?
- Caries Risk assessment and your patients and how you can best intercept, prevent and manage these patients.
- Review current direct and indirect restorative procedures, including “bioactivity”. Why you may want to change the direction of how you perform these procedures.
- Periodontal disease, its ubiquitous! How can we convert our patients from “victims” to managers of their problem?
- Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma – Early detection- importance to your patient and to you as the treating dentist. Learn about the current “technologies” and what we can expect soon.
- SLEEP! Learn why YOU are the front line in the identification and the potential treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.
Osseodensification: Optimize the Site-Optimize the Outcome
March 9, 2018
Earlybird: $149 per course for Member Doctors, $99 for Staff, $319 for Non-Members
Four Points by Sheraton
9901 Midlothian Turnpike,
March 9, Osseodensification: Optimize the Site-Optimize the Outcome
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Dr. Salah Huwais, DDS
7 CE Credits, Code 493
Osseodensification, an evidence-based approach to osteotomy preparation that enhances implant stability and bone density without compromising healing. This lecture will present the biomechanical, histological healing timeline, and clinical data of Osseodensification. It will discuss bone plasticity and its clinical effect and will also cover the clinical versatility of this novel technique including Sub-Crestal Sinus Auto Grafting, Ridge Expansion, Immediate Implant Placement with Osseodensification, and Guided Expansion Graft. Several clinical protocols will be outlined.
Learning Objectives: Participant should be able to:
- Understand The scientific principal of Osseodensification.
- Understand bone plasticity biomechanics and its clinical advantages.
- Discuss Osseodensification effect on total implant stability, healing, and what it means biomechanically and histologically (BIC, Bone volume)
- Learn how bone can be enhanced with adequate instrumentation.
- Learn sub-crestal sinus lift protocols.
- Learn how Osseodensification can change the minimum amount of bone needed to predictably place an implant utilizing the Plus1 protocol.
- Learn how to optimize their implant practice and create more with less.
April 27 – April 28, 2018
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
ProTech Dental Studios
1890 Preston White Drive
Reston, VA 20191
A Pathway to Success in Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry
Andrew Cobb, DDS
16 Participation Credits, Code 180/200
*Course credits may be doubled following case presentations at the next session
Restorative dentistry can become complicated. Patients want a beautiful smile and restorative solutions that are comfortable, healthy and long lasting. Some patients present with a myriad of problems and it is the job of the restorative dentist to evaluate, diagnose and organize the appropriate treatment plan. How do we decide on the correct treatment path with our patients and coordinate specialists, as well as the lab?
Following a programmed pathway from the evaluation through the definitive restorations will ensure predictable, comfortable and long-term results. This course will include a hands-on case exercise.
During this course, you will learn:
- Four key problem areas and how to identify them
- The necessary components to a patient examination (and why it is so important)
- How (and why) airway evaluation fits into a dental practice
- A sequenced path to treating any case successfully
- The art of the wax-up
- Programmed tooth preparation and verification
- Keys to effectively utilize provisional restorations
- How to create predictable definitive restorations
- Effective communication principles with the dental lab and the multidisciplinary team
June 15 – 16, 2018
June 15, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
June 16, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Bay View Dental Laboratory
1270 Volvo Pkwy
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Pediatric Dentistry for the GP
Carla Cohn, DMD
12 Participation Credits, Code 430
*Course credits may be doubled following case presentations at the next session
This course will give you practical points on how to treat your little patients well.
Restorative treatment options and their clinical indications will be presented.
Indications and applications of a variety of dental materials and procedures in anterior
and posterior teeth will be demonstrated, including resin infiltration, pulpotomy
procedures and full coverage aesthetic options. Behavior management, local
anesthetic choice, special needs, anomalies, and pathologies will be addressed and so
much more. You’ve heard it before – treat your kids well and your practice will soar.
- Use a variety of restorative materials
- Learn efficient restorative techniques
- Treat anterior and posterior decay aesthetically in the primary dentition
- Learn to care for all different children and their parents empathetically, effectively and efficiently
- Manage behavioral challenges, special needs patients and their parents
- Recognize anomalies and pathologies
Pediatric Dentistry for the GP is a very practical clinical course. You will be shown the very best that children’s dentistry has to offer. In this hands-on workshop we will learn about and experience:
- Restorative and bioactive materials.
- Appropriate treatment and material choices for special needs children
- Aesthetic prefabricated pediatric zirconia full coverage restorations, proper diagnosis, preparation and placement and cementation recommendations.
- Pulpal therapy diagnosis and treatment.
- Minimally invasive resin infiltration – no anesthesia or drilling required.
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
November 30th, 2018 , “COPING WITH THE MAJOR ONGOING CHANGES IN DENTISTRY ”
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