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CAGD: Pathway to Fellowship

October 11 - October 13

$750 – $1700



Where:  Marriott Irvine Spectrum
7905 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine, CA

Dr. Shant Aharonian
Dr. Lance Kisby
Dr. Stanley Malamed

Tuition: Earlybird Registration BEFORE 9/10/24
AGD members:

AFTER 9/10/24:
AGD Members: $900
Non-Members: $1700

CE: 20 units total – 16 participation, 4 lecture.


FRIDAY, October 11th

8:00am – 5:00pm
Dr. Shant Aharonian
CE: 8 participation
AGD Subject Code: 010 (Basic Science)


Modern Digital Workflows for Efficiency & Profitability


The goal of this course is to understand how modern scanners and 3D printers can help optimize everyday practice. These technologies can be utilized to improve patient experience, increase clinically efficiency, and increase profitability. Overview of modern scanners will be covered. Overview of CAD software options. Overview for printing models, appliances, and restorations will be explored within the SprinRay ecosystem. Lastly, the course will discuss how to utilize modern technologies to differentiate the modern practice from surrounding practices.


Course Objectives:

  • Participants will have an overview of state-of-the-art intraoral scanners
  • Participants will have an overview of modern CAD software
  • Participants will have an overview of the latest 3D printing resins
  • Understand how to 3D print Models, Appliances & Restorations within the Sprintray ecosystem
  • Learn finishing and post-processing of 3D printing
  • Understand the profitability of intraoral scanning and 3D printing
  • Learn how to utilize modern technology for marketing purposes




About the Speaker:

Having grown up in Los Angeles, Dr. Shant is a highly trained professional in his field, always putting his patients first. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychobiology from UCLA, Dr. Shant graduated from the prestigious USC School of Dentistry. While at USC, Dr. Shant found his passion for designing and maintaining healthy smiles. Patients seek his care from all over California due to his extremely gentle touch. At Smile Design Burbank, he utilizes the latest advancements in technology to give his patients highly individualized care.


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SATURDAY, October 12

8:00am to 5:00pm
Speaker: Dr. Lance Kisby, MAGD
CE: 8 participation
AGD Subject Code: 430 (Pedo)



Pediatric Dentistry: Pulp Therapy and Restorative Dentistry


This course will cover the latest pulp therapy techniques in primary and young permanent teeth and the use of new dental restorative materials in Pediatric Dentistry. The topic of pulp therapy will include Biodentine pulpotomies, Cvek pulpotomies for dental trauma, indirect pulp caps with GIC, and the Hall Technique. The restorative component will discuss new composites and their use in the Slot Prep, SDF (Silver Diamine Fluoride), and when to use SDF for SMART (Silver Modified Atraumatic Restorative Technique).



  • List and describe the steps and indications for a Biodentine pulpotomy
  • Know the indications, contraindications, and the steps for an indirect and direct pulp caps
  • Describe the steps for a Slot Prep using GIC and new esthetic restorative materials
  • Describe the indications and the steps for Silver Diamine Fluoride and when to use the SMART Technique

    In the Hands-on part of the course:

  • Attendees will do a Biodentine pulpotomy on dentiform teeth
  • Attendees will ‘restore’ a dentiform tooth with new composites and glass ionomer cements using the Garrison Matrix System



About the speaker:


With over forty-eight years of professional experience as a Pediatric Dentist combined with managerial skills, Board Certification, MAGD, FAAPD, teaching, published, CDE lecturer, hospital dentistry, and operating room privileges. Dr. Lance Kisby is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine he then completed his Pediatric Dental Residency at Floating Hospital at the New England Medical Center in Boston, MA. Dr. Kisby went on to be Chief of Pediatric Dentistry and Assistant Director of Dentistry at R.I. Hospital in Providence, R.I. He then went on to spend 17 years in private practice in
Massachusetts until he accepted the position of Chief of Pediatric Dentistry at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, CT. He has been Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry since 1983, was a former Contributing editor to the Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, has multiple publications, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry as well as a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Kisby had created two Pediatric Dental Residencies, one in Danville, PA and the
second at Nemours Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, where he was Program director of both programs and the Chairman of Pediatric Dentistry at Nemours. He was on staff at the Peter Christensen Dental Clinic for the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians at Lac du Flambeau, WI until December of 2023 and he lectures Nationally and Internationally bringing Pediatric Dentistry to the General Practitioner.


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SUNDAY, October 13th

8:00am to 12:00pm
Speaker: Dr. Stanley Malamed
CE: 4 Lecture
AGD Subject Code: 340 (Anesthesia)


Local Anesthetics and Buffering Systems:
How to Manage Difficulty in Achieving Profound Local Anesthesia


The program will discuss the means to make pain control both more effective and more comfortable for dental patients. Patients do not want to experience pain during their dental treatment. Fortunately, local anesthesia forms the backbone of pain control techniques in dentistry. Local anesthetics are the safest and most effective drugs for the prevention and management of pain. Yet, on occasion, achieving profound anesthesia painlessly can be challenging.In this program we will discuss the means to provide both more effective and more comfortable local anesthetic injections.


Topics include:

An algorithm for more successful mandibular anesthesia, buffering (the local anesthetic “on switch”), and articaine
(dentistry’s newest and most interesting local anesthetic)



  • Discuss the algorithm for more successful mandibular anesthesia
  • List three advantages of buffering local anesthetics
  • Discuss the advantages of articaine HCl compared with other dental local anesthetics



About the speaker:


Dr. Stanley Malamed was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, graduating from the New York University College of Dentistry in 1969. He then completed a dental internship and residency in anesthesiology at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in the Bronx, New York before serving for 2 years in the U.S. Army Dental Corps at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. In 1973, Doctor Malamed joined the faculty of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of U.S.C., in Los Angeles, where today he is Professor of Anesthesia & Medicine.

Dr. Malamed is a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology, as well as a recipient of the Heidebrink Award [1996] from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and the Horace Wells Award from the International Federation of Dental Anesthesia Societies, 1997 (IFDAS). Doctor Malamed has authored more than 140 scientific papers and 17 chapters in various medical and dental journals and textbooks in the areas of physical evaluation, emergency medicine, local anesthesia, sedation and general anesthesia.


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Refund and Cancellation Policy:


  •  Registrations are subject to a $50 non-refundable processing fee.
  •  Cancellations made by email prior to 9/20/24 will receive a refund less the $50 processing fee.
  •  Cancellations made after 9/20/24 are completely non-refundable.
  •  Transfer of a registration to another name will be considered by email request through 9/20/24.





Group rate available at Marriott Irvine Spectrum, $217/night:


Group Rate at Marriott





October 11
October 13
$750 – $1700
Event Category:


Marriott Irvine Spectrum
7905 Irvine Center Dr.
Irvine, CA 92618 United States


Terri Iwamoto-Wong
(877) 408-0738


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AGD Member EARLYBIRD: Pathway to Fellowship - October 11 - 13, 2024
$ 750.00
Non-AGD Member EARLYBIRD: Pathway to Fellowship - October 11 - 13, 2024
$ 1,400.00