Demystifying Dental Sleep Medicine

“Demystifying Dental Sleep Medicine”


March 15, 2019
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM


Four Points by Sheraton
9901 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23235


Earlybird: $149 per course for Member Doctors, $99 for Staff
$319 for Non-Members

Ben Waldman
Director of Sales and Senior Lecturer on Sleep and Airways for Imaging Sciences Corporation (i-CAT)


7 CE Credits, Code 160

Ben Waldman is a former White House advisor on health care reform and currently serves as Director of Sales and Senior Lecturer on Sleep and Airways for Imaging Sciences Corporation (i-CAT). He has addressed thousands of dentists worldwide on subjects touching both clinical and commercial areas in dentistry but is a specialist in Sleep & Airways, how it’s diagnosed, treated and reimbursed in the dental arena.
Ben has been in dental imaging for over 20 years, teaching dentists about both 2-dimesional imaging and 3-dimensional cone beam technology.

Prior to his career in dentistry, Mr. Waldman had a career in Public Policy, serving in the Reagan White House as Associate Director of Presidential Personnel and as the Associate Director of Office of Public Liaison. He was also a candidate for U.S. Congress in 1992 and 1994.
He and his wife Rebecca have been married for 35 years, have four grown children and live in Northern Virginia.

Course Description:
Mr. Waldman presents a series of lectures on the growing field of Dental Sleep Medicine that helps dentists understand the morphology and etiology of Sleep Disordered Breathing. The course covers an overview of the disease in America, methods for screening and diagnosis and specific methods of treatment by dentists. The course concludes with a concrete next-steps that clinicians can take to establish a Sleep Medicine practice alongside or within their existing dental practice.

Attendees of the course will understand:

  • how to differentiate between the wide spectrum of sleep-related breathing abnormalities know as Sleep Disordered Breathing
  • the prevalence Sleep Disordered Breathing is in the United States
  • how to screen their existing patient-base for the disease
  • how to assist their at-risk patients in obtaining a sleep test and medical diagnosis of OSA
  • how dentists can treat patients with OSA effectively
  • how to obtain reimbursement from medical insurance for treating their patients for OSA

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to Sleep Apnea and Sleep Disordered Breathing
    1. Prevalence of Sleep Problems in the US
    2. Etiology of the Disease
    3. Comorbidities of Sleep/Airways
    4. Demographic Distribution of Sleep and Airways Problems
  2. CBCT as a Diagnostic Tool for Sleep
    1. Airways
    2. Orthodontic
    3. Orthognathic
  3. Treatment of Sleep Apnea and Sleep Disordered Breathing
    1. Surgery
    2. CPAP
    3. Oral Appliance
  4. Medical Billing Options
    1. Medicare
    2. Private Insurance
  5. The Business Process for Treating Sleep Disorders
    1. Staff Training
    2. Patient Screening
    3. Sleep Testing
    4. Treatment Regimen

The Professional Protector Plan

R.K. Tongue Co., Inc. & Tongue | GERNER Financial Services, LLC

cordially invite you to attend:

The Professional Protector Plan® for Dentists

Control, Protocol, and Risk Management Seminar for Dental Professional Liability

Presented by Dr. Robert Peskin


Saturday, December 1

DoubleTree by Hilton Richmond Hotel

1021 Koger Center Blvd

Richmond, VA 23235



$30 for Members, Saturday Only Registration

$50 for Non-Members

  • Attendees receive 4.5 hours of dental continuing education credit
  • Attendees insured under the Professional Protector Plan® for Dentists (underwritten by AAIC) will receive a 10% credit on their professional liability premium for 3 years
  • Dentists not currently insured by the Professional Protector Plan®(PPP) can qualify for a 10% credit on a PPP professional liability premium if they purchase coverage within one year of attending the seminar
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Free parking

ACLS Re-Certification and Sedation Update

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 –

World Point Medical –

Channing and Bete –


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 ( . 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.

Fall MasterTrack

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.

Fellowship Review Course and Exam

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

21st Annual AGD Region 5 CE Course

21st Annual AGD Region 5 CE Course

March 2, 2018

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM 

Martin’s Crosswinds

7400 Greenway Center Drive

Greenbelt MD 20770



$199 AGD Members

$315 Non-AGD Members

$99 Staff

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.

Summer MasterTrack

Summer MasterTrack

June 15 – 16, 2018

June 15, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

June 16, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM 

Mid-Atlantic Center for Advanced Dental Study

1207 Volvo Pkwy

Chesapeake, VA 23320


$700 Members

$900 Non-Members

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.

Course Objectives:

  1. Use a variety of restorative materials
  2. Learn efficient restorative techniques
  3. Treat anterior and posterior decay aesthetically in the primary dentition
  4. Learn to care for all different children and their parents empathetically, effectively and efficiently
  5. Manage behavioral challenges, special needs patients and their parents
  6. 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.



Spring MasterTrack

Spring MasterTrack

April 27 – April 28, 2018

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

ProTech Dental Studios

1890 Preston White Drive

Reston, VA 20191


$950 Members

$1199 Non-Members

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



Optimize the Site-Optimize the Outcome

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,

Richmond, VA



March 9, Osseodensification: Optimize the Site-Optimize the Outcome

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Dr. Salah Huwais, DDS

7 CE Credits, Code 493


Course Description:

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.



Presented by Charles W Schwimer D.M.D

This presentation outlines the biological rational and benefits of tissue preservation to optimize oral reconstruction with dental implants. S.P.O.T is a comprehensive treatment methodology based upon preservation of nature. The objective is to emphasize how the use of innovative diagnostics, surgical techniques, and instrumentation can preserve or enhance treatment outcomes. Treatment modalities includes; OSSEODENSIFICATION, PARTIAL EXTRACTION THERAPIES (socket shield/pontic shield/root submergence) ORTHODONTIC EXTRUSION and IMMEDIATE DENTOALVEOLAR RESTORATION. Clinical cases with these treatment modalities in various ways and combinations to achieve a minimally invasive and time effective approach will be shared. Past present and future ” out of the box” protocols will also be shared.

Full Speaker Bios: 

Dr. Salah Huwais is the founder of Osseodensification. He maintains a private practice focusing on periodontics and surgical implantology in Jackson, Michigan. Dr. Huwais completed his periodontics and implantology surgical training at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He serves as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, Dental Implant Program. Dr. Huwais lectures nationally and internationally on periodontal and surgical implantology procedures. He is Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the American Board of Oral Implantology. Dr. Huwais is the inventor of the Densah® Bur technology.

Dr. Salah Huwais, DDS
Private practice limited to Periodontics and Implantology.
Diplomate, The American Board of Periodontology.
Diplomate, The American Board of Implantology.
Adjunct assistant Professor at University of Minnesota, Dental Implant Fellowship Program.
Founder of the Osseodensification and the inventor of the Densah® Bur technology.

CHARLES SCHWIMER maintains a full-time private practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA limited to periodontics and implants, specializing in biologically based preservation and he received his BS degree in Psychology and later received his DMD at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1985.  Dr. Schwimer received his specialty certification in Periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania and his Branemark implant certification from the TIP training center at Columbia University in 1987. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology since 1993 and a Clinical Professor of Periodontics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Most recently Dr. Schwimer focuses upon the clinical advancement of Partial Extraction Therapies and Osseodensification. Dr Schwimer is the creator and owner of SPoT™ / Site Preservation of Tissue

30th Annual Colonial Conference




Earlybird: $299 per course for Member Doctors, $99 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