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2016 GAGD Annual Meeting

GAGD Annual Symposium

Friday, January 27th &
Saturday, January 28th
Marriott Century Center, Atlanta

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Group Rate: $94 per night + tax. To book a room, use the above link or call 1-800-228-9290 and mention the Georgia Academy of General Dentistry. *To get this rate, rooms must be booked by January 5, 2017.

Friday, January 27th

sam low dds

"Innovative" Periodontics creates success in today's dental practice (AM/PM)
Sam Low, DDS, MS, M.Ed

Full Day Lecture Course - 6 Credit Hours
*This course may be taken alone or as the pre-requisite course to Dr. Low's Saturday Participation Course.

  • Standardizing the collection of periodontal data in a time efficient manner to determine accurately the prognosis of restorative abutments considering when to extract and place implants.
  • Developing "realistic" non-surgical therapies and the respective re-evaluation with emphasis on "new" anti-inflammatory systems including micro-ultrasonics and laser technology.
  • Establishing a quality periodontal maintenance program that enhances the restorative practice including third party reimbursement.
butch ferguson dmd

Factors Critical to Managing Office Emergencies (AM/PM)
Butch Ferguson, DMD

Lecture Course - 3 Credit Hours

  • Discuss the importance of being prepared to manage an emergency which could happen at any time, any place and to anyone.
  • Discuss common misconceptions in managing medical emergencies.
  • Discuss the need to have an office emergency "action plan" which details basic resuscitative measures for the patient.
  • Identify the basic emergency equipment which should be present in the office.
elise nussbaumber

Optimizing Your Practice Potential (PM)
Elise Nussbaumer

Lecture Course - 3 Credit Hours
Ideal course for staff members!

  • Discover and capture the hidden potential in your practice.
  • Maximize your marketing investment through Best Practice retention strategies.

Saturday, January 28th

sam low dds

Gain Perio/Restorative Access: Flaps and Lasers, A Workshop. Challenged by subgingival margin placement? Restorative dentistry can be easier! (AM)
Sam Low, DDS, MS, M.Ed

Hands-on Continuation of Friday's Course - 3 Participation Credit Hours
*Dr. Low's Friday lecture course is required as a pre-requisite to take this course.

Subgingival margin placement can be a challenge for the restorative dentist, including patient satisfaction with esthetic appearance. In this hands-on workshop, experience manipulation of gingival and boney margins to obtain satisfying restorative results with defining end points and providing essential biologic width. Learn when to use a laser vs. a traditional flap in enhancing a positive result in a timely manner.

  • Objective 1: Determine case selection and choose surgical flap/laser techniques to achieve restorative access including flap manipulation, closed laser and suturing methodologies.
  • Objective 2: investigate laser utilization including wavelengths and respective techniques.
  • Objective 3 (optional): Develop post-operative evaluation protocols assessing wound healing and complications.
alex fleury dds

Restorative Endodontics, a modern standard of care for long-term success (AM/PM)
Real World Endo, Alex Fleury, DDS, MS

Lecture & Participation Course - 3 Lecture Credit, 3 Participation Credit Hours

  • Appreciate the scientific concepts for success by incorporating a few new simple steps during clinical care.
  • Understand the importance of proper straight-line access and the factors necessary to accomplishing the task.
  • Recognize the many applications for fiber-optic ultrasonics in endodontics.
  • Recognize the correct way to use an ultrasonic in the pursuit of hidden canals.
  • Become familiar with a novel and very efficient (drill-less) post preparation technique.
mayoor patel dds

The Role of Dentistry in Sleep Medicine (AM/PM)
Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS

Lecture & Participation Course - 3 Lecture Credit, 3 Participation Credit Hours

  • Identify intraoral findings suggestive of a possible sleep breathing disorder.
  • How to interact with our medical colleagues in managing patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Understanding oral appliance therapy.
Stuart Oberman

Success in Selling Your Practice (PM)
Stuart Oberman, Oberman Law Firm

Lecture Course - 3 Credit Hours

  • Discusses the important information that practice owners need to know when selling a practice. Also, discusses the necessary paperwork and agreements needed when selling a practice and the detrimental consequences that can occur without them.


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