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CAGD: The Pathway to Fellowship
April 5 @ 8:00 am - April 7 @ 5:00 pm$500 – $1000
The Pathway to Fellowship
Want to get your Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry but you’re not sure how to go about it?
Credits: Total 24 CE Units, (16 Participation)
Tuition: $500 (AGD Members)/ $1,000 (non-members) for 3-day program. Registration includes breakfast & lunch.
Location: The Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel, Costa Mesa
Who’s it for?
Anyone who is interested in quality CEs at a great price, $500 for 24 CEs! (If you are or become an AGD Member, $1,000 for Non-Members)
Open to everyone—newly graduated dentists, those in GPRs, Pre-Fellows working on their Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry—anyone seeking quality CE at a great price!
The Pathway to Fellowship
It will help you get the CE hours you need but more importantly, we will provide the guidance and mentorship necessary to achieve your goal in a timely manner.
Earn the prestigious FAGD Award, knowing that there is a direct correlation between the amount of quality post-graduate education a clinician receives and the quality of dentistry you will provide to your patients. Fellowship awardees become clinicians who are educated in multidisciplinary subject areas.
We invite you to embark on this journey with us. We believe in your ability to obtain your Fellowship and are excited to enable you to achieve your potential.
Friday—Demystifying the California Dental Board – Risk Management
We will be unveiling the practical aspects of practicing dentistry in California, and how this relates to the Dental Board of California. A summary of the different functions and services of the California Dental Board will be presented.
- To enable course attendees to practice dentistry with a better understanding of the California Dental Practice Act.
- To practice dentistry with a defensive and proactive philosophy to avoid malpractice claims.
- To understand the function of the California Dental Board and how this relates to your licensure.
Achieving Prosperity: How People Skills and Likability are the keys to success
6 Hours of Practical advice to ensure personal and professional success, practice growth, and how best to stay out of the big house! with Dr. George Schmidt, DMD, FAGD, Clinical Assistant Professor at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.
Follow along as Dr. George Schmidt uses his humble, practical, down to earth style, to describe some of the challenges, failures, and successes encountered over his more than twenty year dental career. He’ll point out and describe how you can employ some of the same methods and mannerisms that have helped him achieve success as a noted clinician and educator.
- The subtle art of endearing yourself to patients
- The dynamics of the patient- provider relationship
- The importance of communication
- Marketing to get and keep new patients
- Clinical disasters will happen- how to handle them
- How to invest in yourself and the importance of it
Saturday: Implants — with Neema Bakhshalian discussing several advanced techniques to prepare the site for implant placement.
Sunday: Implants — with Neema Bakhshalian, Crestal Sinus Lift and Guided Implant Placement Using Different Guide Systems.
Registration:Book a room at the Westin for $199
If you are not already a member of the AGD you can become one while taking this course!FAGD Guidelines AGD Application
Kevin Kurio, DDS, MAGD
Dr. Kurio graduated from University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 1983 and is in private practice in Rocklin, California. He has served the Dental Board of California as a clinical grading examiner since 2005 and as an expert consultant since 2009. He has reviewed over 1000 cases regarding dental negligence and standard of care complaints. Dr. Kurio is a Past President of the Sacramento-Sierra AGD.
Eric Wong, DDS, MAGD
Dr. Wong is a graduate of University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and was in private practice in Sacramento, CA for 20 years. He is currently a supervising dentist at CSP Solano, where he has worked for 11 years after retiring from private practice. He is currently the Division Coordinator over Continuing Education and has served on the PACE Council for 6 years, 3 years as the Chairperson. Dr. Wong is also a subject matter expert for DANB’s exam committee. He has served on the California Dental Board as an Expert Examiner, for Dental Licensure, RDAEF-licensure, and RDA licensure. He provided training for Dental Board staff, as a Dental Consultant. Dr. Wong has served in the Enforcement division providing Dental Expert testimony and report writing. Dr. Wong is Past President of the California AGD as well as Sacramento-Sierra AGD.
George Schmidt, DMD, FAGD
Dr. George Schmidt is an OKU graduate of the UMDNJ NJ Dental School. He is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. In addition to maintaining a private practice in Northern New Jersey for the past twenty years Dr. Schmidt is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine as well as being on Staff at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. He is passionate about Continuing Dental Education and lectures on Dental Implants, Restorative dentistry, and Practice Management.
Neema Bakhshalian, DDS, MS, PhD
Dr. Bakhshalian is specialized in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. He earned his DDS degree in 2005 and subsequently earned his PHD degree from the Florida State University with a focus on Bone Biology.
With his background in tissue engineering, he started his residency program in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at the University of Southern California in 2011. Dr Bakhshalian developed a new bone grafting material composed of protein molecules in teeth.
His research has been published in prestigious journals and been recognized in national and international meetings. He has also developed new techniques for grafting extraction sockets to simplify and improve dental implant placement following extractions.
Refund and Cancellation Policy:
- Registrations are subject to a $50 non- refundable processing fee.
- Cancellations made by email prior to 3/16/19 will receive a refund less the $50 processing fee.
- Cancellations made after 3/16/19 are completely non-refundable.
- Transfer of a registration to another name will be considered by email request through 4/1/19.