CE

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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Mar
20
Fri
When Less Becomes More: Utilizing Advanced Tools and Techniques for Maximum Effect
Mar 20 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

 

“When Less Becomes More: Utilizing Advanced Tools and Techniques for Maximum Effect”

7 CE Credits, Code 070
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
TD Bank: 1919 Gallows Road
Tysons, VA 22182

Objectives:

After attending this course, the participant will:

• Understand how advancements in metallurgy and instrument design have been combined to create a shaping system which adhere to a philosophy focused on dentin preservation.
• Understand the concept of percervical dentin preservation.
• Understand the attributes of various irrigating solutions and advanced delivery and activation tools which take advantage of recent material advancements to combat bacteria.

Dr. George Bruder:

Dr. Bruder was the fouding Chair of the Department of Endodontics and Director of the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Endodontics at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine from 2206-2015. In 2012, he was awarded the prestigious Edward M. Ostek Educator Award from the AAE and is also a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, National Dental Honor Society.

Dr. Bruder is a diplomate of the APE and the Coordinator of Micro-Endodontics and Endodontic Technologies in the Advanced Graduate Program in Endodontics at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Bruder has delivered more than 750 lectures nationally and internationally and published numerous lectures nationally and internationally and published numerous articles on Micro-Endodontics and Endodontic technologies. In addition, he has authored and co-authored numerous textbook chapters including the chapter on non-surgical Micro-Endodontic Retreatments with Dr. Robert White in Color Atlas of Endodontics, by Dr. William Johnson.

Notice to audience: This speaker is being compensated by Dentsply Sirona for this event and does have monetary or other interests with Dentsply Sirona and/or with any company whose products are discussed or presented in this presentation.

REGISTER HERE
AGD Dentists: $199
AGD New Dentists: $149
Staff: $99

Apr
17
Fri
Fixed Prosthodontics in General Practice
Apr 17 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Spring MasterTrack
“Fixed Prosthodontics in General Practice”

16 Participation CE Credits, Code 610
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

ProTech Dental Studios, 1890 Preston White Drive, Reston, VA

In this two-day program, Dr. Nash will describe various indirect techniques and materials for restoring natural teeth and replacing missing teeth. Porcelain veneers, ceramic inlays, onlays, full crowns and fixed bridges will be shown in step by step fashion. Hands on exercises will be conducted on typodonts to illustrated preparation design for various restoration types. Principles of smile design and occlusion will be covered as they relate to full mouth rehabilitation.

Objectives:
1. Learn materials for indirect restorations
2. Learn preparation designs for various restorative materials
3. Learn placement techniques for indirect restorations
4. Learn principles for full mouth rehabilitation

Dr. Ross W. Nash was an engineer and chemist before entering dental school at the University of North Carolina in 1974. He has practiced general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry since 1978. He currently practices full time in Huntersville, North Carolina. He and his wife, Debra Engelhardt-Nash, are co-founders of the Nash Institute for Dental Learning in Huntersville, where they provide continuing clinical and practice management education for dentists and team members. Dr. Nash is an Accredited Fellow in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a Fellow in the International Academy of Dental Facial Aesthetics.

REGISTER HERE
AGD Dentists: $950
Non-AGD Dentists: $1195
Staff: $99

 

Apr
18
Sat
Fixed Prosthodontics in General Practice
Apr 18 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

“FIXED PROSTHODONTICS IN GENERAL PRACTICE”

16 Participation CE Credits, Code 610
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
ProTech Dental Studios, 1890 Preston White Drive, Reston, VA

In this two-day program, Dr. Nash will describe various indirect techniques and materials for restoring natural teeth and replacing missing teeth. Porcelain veneers, ceramic inlays, onlays, full crowns and fixed bridges will be shown in step by step fashion. Hands on exercises will be conducted on typodonts to illustrated preparation design for various restoration types. Principles of smile design and occlusion will be covered as they relate to full mouth rehabilitation.

Objectives:
1. Learn materials for indirect restorations
2. Learn preparation designs for various restorative materials
3. Learn placement techniques for indirect restorations
4. Learn principles for full mouth rehabilitation

Dr. Ross W. Nash was an engineer and chemist before entering dental school at the University of North Carolina in 1974. He has practiced general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry since 1978. He currently practices full time in Huntersville, North Carolina. He and his wife, Debra Engelhardt-Nash, are co-founders of the Nash Institute for Dental Learning in Huntersville, where they provide continuing clinical and practice management education for dentists and team members. Dr. Nash is an Accredited Fellow in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a Fellow in the International Academy of Dental Facial Aesthetics.

REGISTER HERE
AGD Dentists: $950
Non-AGD Dentists: $1195
Staff: $99

 

Aug
7
Fri
Complete Dentures in Clinical Practice
Aug 7 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Summer MasterTrack
“Complete Dentures in Clinical Practice,
What Works and Why”

12 Participation CE Credits, Code 670
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Day 1: Mid-Atlantic Center for Advanced Dental Study
1207 Volvo Parkway
Chesapeake, VA
Day 2: Mid-Atlantic Center for Advanced Dental Study
1207 Volvo Parkway
Chesapeake, VA

*Room block reserved at the VA Beach Westin, located 20 minutes from the VA Beachfront and 20 minutes from the course venue.*

Statistics on caries and periodontal disease continue to demonstrate that a significant portion of the population is at high risk for tooth loss. Combined with disease clustering, an aging population, and the ‘more teeth more disease theory,’ we find the need for complete removable prosthodontics remains high in many segments of the population. Despite this, intensive training and discussion of complete dentures has all but disappeared from dental education. The result appears to be significant unmet need. While dentists in upper-class urban areas compete over a limited number of involved restorative cases, those in rural and lower-income areas typically see steady demand for very rewarding and straight-forward removable prosthodontics.

This two-day hands-on course will focus on efficient, reliable, and effective complete denture techniques. The information will be delivered using three phases of the complete denture training program created by Dr. Waliszewski. First, key treatment planning and patient management decisions that facilitate positive end-results will be highlighted. Second, specific attention will be given to final impression making, maxillo-mandibular relationship records, tooth arrangement, and placement procedures. Third, during the second day of the course, it will be seen why the previous days lessons remain integral for success of implant-retained tissue-supported overdentures.

This course is meant for those who are seeking to improve their clinical outcomes with this large segment of the ‘dental needs’ population. The information will be presented using a small group interactive lecture format with specific time set aside for hands-on skills training. The clinical-image focused lecturing and step-specific hands-on projects are expected to directly relate to Monday morning chair-side dentistry in your office.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course the participant should be able to:

Clearly and efficiently explain the pros and cons of conventional complete dentures to a patient in-whom this treatment is indicated

Clearly and efficiently explain the pros and cons of implant-retained tissue-supported overdentures to a patient in-whom this treatment is indicated

Understand the time saving value of creating realistic expectations prior to treatment with removable prosthetics

Quickly create time-saving custom trays for edentulous patients

Understand the value in accurate and specific maxillo-mandibular relationship records

Review and practice basic prosthetic tooth arrangement principles

Review and practice basic overdenture attachment management

Understand the value of a clinical remount procedure

Review basic clinical equipment needs for treating edentulous patients

Demonstrate how these concepts translate to other prosthetic treatments

 

Michael P. Waliszewski  DDS, MsD 

After graduating Marquette University School of Dentistry with his DDS in 2002, Dr. Michael Waliszewski was selected as the first recipient of the David H. Wands fellowship in prosthodontics at the University of Washington.  While in Seattle, Michael was mentored in removable prosthetics by Dr. James Brudvik, one of the last remaining removable partial denture guru’s. He received his certificate and MsD from the UW Graduate Prosthodontic program in 2005. Michael then joined the full-time prosthodontic faculty back home in Milwaukee at Marquette. His signature accomplishment during that time was conceptualizing, creating, implementing, and running the live-patient complete denture training program that he ran for 7 years. Since 2012, Michael has continued to teach part-time at Marquette while working in a private practice limited to prosthodontics in Brookfield, WI. In 2015 he built and opened Prosthodontic Solutions, his own independent practice designed specifically for and limited to prosthodontics.  He remains a full-time clinician who deals with the ‘real-world’ everyday issues of prosthodontics.

 

Michael has published research, technique, and historical review articles in the JPD, J Pros, PPAD, and JERD.  He is active in the ACP, OKU, UW Grad Pros Alumni association, and the Dental forum of Milwaukee.  An adjunct faculty member at Marquette, he directs the weekly restorative treatment planning seminar for the graduate prosthodontic and graduate periodontic programs.  While he enjoys lecturing on occasion, he typically does so locally or as an unofficial adjunct faculty at the University of Washington graduate prosthodontic program.  With two grade-school aged children, he generally prefers to spend his spare-time with family.  When he does venture out-of-state for lecturing it tends to be for his extensive and clinically based removable prosthodontic material.

REGISTER HERE
AGD Dentists: $950
Non-AGD Dentists: $1195
Staff: $99

 

Aug
8
Sat
Complete Dentures in Clinical Practice
Aug 8 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Summer MasterTrack
“Complete Dentures in Clinical Practice,
What Works and Why”

12 Participation CE Credits, Code 670
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Day 1: Mid-Atlantic Center for Advanced Dental Study
1207 Volvo Parkway
Chesapeake, VA
Day 2: Mid-Atlantic Center for Advanced Dental Study
1207 Volvo Parkway
Chesapeake, VA

*Room block reserved at the VA Beach Westin, located 20 minutes from the VA Beachfront and 20 minutes from the course venue.*

Statistics on caries and periodontal disease continue to demonstrate that a significant portion of the population is at high risk for tooth loss. Combined with disease clustering, an aging population, and the ‘more teeth more disease theory,’ we find the need for complete removable prosthodontics remains high in many segments of the population. Despite this, intensive training and discussion of complete dentures has all but disappeared from dental education. The result appears to be significant unmet need. While dentists in upper-class urban areas compete over a limited number of involved restorative cases, those in rural and lower-income areas typically see steady demand for very rewarding and straight-forward removable prosthodontics.

This two-day hands-on course will focus on efficient, reliable, and effective complete denture techniques. The information will be delivered using three phases of the complete denture training program created by Dr. Waliszewski. First, key treatment planning and patient management decisions that facilitate positive end-results will be highlighted. Second, specific attention will be given to final impression making, maxillo-mandibular relationship records, tooth arrangement, and placement procedures. Third, during the second day of the course, it will be seen why the previous days lessons remain integral for success of implant-retained tissue-supported overdentures.

This course is meant for those who are seeking to improve their clinical outcomes with this large segment of the ‘dental needs’ population. The information will be presented using a small group interactive lecture format with specific time set aside for hands-on skills training. The clinical-image focused lecturing and step-specific hands-on projects are expected to directly relate to Monday morning chair-side dentistry in your office.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course the participant should be able to:

Clearly and efficiently explain the pros and cons of conventional complete dentures to a patient in-whom this treatment is indicated

Clearly and efficiently explain the pros and cons of implant-retained tissue-supported overdentures to a patient in-whom this treatment is indicated

Understand the time saving value of creating realistic expectations prior to treatment with removable prosthetics

Quickly create time-saving custom trays for edentulous patients

Understand the value in accurate and specific maxillo-mandibular relationship records

Review and practice basic prosthetic tooth arrangement principles

Review and practice basic overdenture attachment management

Understand the value of a clinical remount procedure

Review basic clinical equipment needs for treating edentulous patients

Demonstrate how these concepts translate to other prosthetic treatments

 

Michael P. Waliszewski  DDS, MsD 

After graduating Marquette University School of Dentistry with his DDS in 2002, Dr. Michael Waliszewski was selected as the first recipient of the David H. Wands fellowship in prosthodontics at the University of Washington.  While in Seattle, Michael was mentored in removable prosthetics by Dr. James Brudvik, one of the last remaining removable partial denture guru’s. He received his certificate and MsD from the UW Graduate Prosthodontic program in 2005. Michael then joined the full-time prosthodontic faculty back home in Milwaukee at Marquette. His signature accomplishment during that time was conceptualizing, creating, implementing, and running the live-patient complete denture training program that he ran for 7 years. Since 2012, Michael has continued to teach part-time at Marquette while working in a private practice limited to prosthodontics in Brookfield, WI. In 2015 he built and opened Prosthodontic Solutions, his own independent practice designed specifically for and limited to prosthodontics.  He remains a full-time clinician who deals with the ‘real-world’ everyday issues of prosthodontics.

 

Michael has published research, technique, and historical review articles in the JPD, J Pros, PPAD, and JERD.  He is active in the ACP, OKU, UW Grad Pros Alumni association, and the Dental forum of Milwaukee.  An adjunct faculty member at Marquette, he directs the weekly restorative treatment planning seminar for the graduate prosthodontic and graduate periodontic programs.  While he enjoys lecturing on occasion, he typically does so locally or as an unofficial adjunct faculty at the University of Washington graduate prosthodontic program.  With two grade-school aged children, he generally prefers to spend his spare-time with family.  When he does venture out-of-state for lecturing it tends to be for his extensive and clinically based removable prosthodontic material.

REGISTER HERE
AGD Dentists: $950
Non-AGD Dentists: $1195
Staff: $99

 

Dec
4
Fri
32nd Annual VAGD Conference: Accelerate Your Practice
Dec 4 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

32nd Annual VAGD Conference: Accelerate Your Practice

 

7 CE Credits, Code 550
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Marriott Short Pump
Glen Allen, VA

Objectives:
This presentation was designed for both dentists and their staff to provide tools to close the back door so that new patients stay and existing patients get back in the chair. Sandy will share verbal skills and systems that will benefit each position in the practice.

Attendees will receive an action plan for implementing systems for practice growth.

Learning Objectives

• Increase efficiency
• Improve phone skills
• Gain control over broken appointments
• Learn how to reactivate and retain more patients
• Establish systems that will give more control and prediction in income
• Learn how to communicate more effectively with patients and each other
• Increase treatment acceptance

Sandy Pardue:

Sandy Pardue is Director of Consulting with Classic Practice Resources. She is a keynote speaker, author and practice management consultant. She has assisted hundreds of doctors with practice expansion and staff development over the past 25 years. She is known for her comprehensive and interesting approach to dental office systems and offers a refreshing point of view on how to become more efficient and productive in a dental practice. Dentistry Today Magazine has recognized Sandy as a Leader in Consulting every year since 2003.

REGISTER HERE
AGD Dentists: $199
AGD New Dentists: $149
Staff: $99