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The Pathway to Fellowship – Oct 2022

October 7 - October 9

$700 – $1700


Alex Fleury, DDS
Lynne Thomas, DMD, FAGD
John Vartanian, DDS, FAGD
Ravi Sinha, DDS, MAGD

AGD members: $850
Non-AGD members: $1700
CE: 24 Participation




Real World Endo ® presents:
Safety and Simplicity in Root Canal Instrumentation and
 Obturation: Myths, Metal and Motion

Date: October 7, 2022 from 8am to 5pm
Sponsored by Brassler USA
Dr. Alex Fleury
: 8 participation
AGD Subject Code: 070 Endo


Nearly 30 years since the introduction of Nickel Titanium Rotary Files to endodontics, we’ve learned much about the clinical strengths and limitations of these great instruments. As a result of recent improvements in metallurgy, enhanced designs, and innovative rotary file motions, we now need to understand how these changes affect clinical instrumentation. Furthermore, in parallel to improvements in instrumentation technology, root canal obturation has been revolutionized in the area of cement/sealer technology. These obturation improvements are allowing more efficient obturation techniques at lower costs. Finally, combining improvements on both instrumentation and obturation front is now allowing us to create more efficient instrumentation and obturation techniques that are safe, simple, and predictable. During this course, Dr. Fleury will talk about these points with specific emphasis on access, irrigation, instrumentation, and obturation. A simple instrumentation and obturation system discussed during the didactic portion of this presentation will be demonstrated. After attending this workshop, you will have a full understanding of this instrumentation and obturation system, which will help improve the predictability of your cases while dramatically reducing instrument separation. All participants will have the opportunity to validate these concepts during the workshop. Plastic blocks will be used for this demonstration. If available, participants are encouraged to bring sterile accessed and canal validated extracted teeth representative of the kind of cases they do clinically. PLEASE NOTE: wisdom teeth are excluded.

At the conclusion of this course, participants will:

  • Learn how rotary file design, metallurgy and motion influences instrumentation safety and efficiency.
  • Comprehend the advantages of bioceramic based obturation and clinical techniques for its implementation.
  •  Discover how instrumentation and obturation protocols can be combined as a comprehensive system to achieve both efficiency and predictability in most clinical situations.
  • Be able to describe the proper protocol for safe and effective instrumentation of a given canal and cone fit for obturation in different scenarios.
  • Be able to utilize the advantage of Hydraulic Condensation to prepare a quick post space in the canal, if needed.
  • Recognize that ‘Great Endodontics’ can be accomplished in both a safe and simple manner.  The key is to combine new technology with long established, evidence-based endodontic principles



Speaker Bio:

Dr. Alex Fleury received his Master of Science Degree in Oral Biology and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He received his DDS Degree in 1984 from the University of São Paulo. Dr. Fleury served as Director of Predoctoral Endodontics for 6 years at both Nova Southeastern University School of Dental Medicine in Florida and Baylor College of Dentistry. He currently serves as Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Dentistry, working with Endodontic Residents. Of pride is being named the recipient of the “Edward E. Osetek Award” for best new Endodontic Educator of the year by the American Association of Endodontists. In addition, Dr. Fleury is honored to have been the recipient of the “Richard F. Weiss Achievement Award presented by the Louis I. Grossman Study Club (University of Pennsylvania). He also served on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics, and as well serves as the Director of Educational Resources for Real World Endodontics.



All Smiles are not Created Equal

Date: October 8th 2022 from 8am – 5pm
Speaker: Lynne Thomas, DMD, FAGD, John Vartanian, DDS, FAGD
CE: 8 participation
AGD Subject Code 180: (Occlusion)

This course will cover every day aesthetic challenges that walk through your door. Most smile makeovers do not begin with straight virgin teeth; they could begin with functional concerns or other challenges and become multidisciplinary smile makeovers. This course guides you through initial consultation, diagnosis, and treatment planning. The importance of photography, wax-ups and prototypes. Learn how to assess a variety of real-life aesthetic cases and achieve predictable results. The second half of this course will be participation and focus on the importance of obtaining an occlusal record for case predictability and restorative success.

Dr Thomas and Vartanian’s course will offer an opportunity to receive hands on training on how to utilize a Lucia Jig  and whale tail to promote neuromuscular reprograming of the muscles of mastication. This process will assist the attendee in accurately identifying centric relation and bite registration with consistent and reliable results.  Understanding  this method is key to restoring those patients with challenging occlusal discrepancies and can potentially  save you in failures as well as your reputation. You cannot miss this opportunity to learn this method used by many advanced restorative experts


Speaker Bio:

Lynne Thomas, DDS, FAGD has actively built upon her knowledge gained at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry throughout her career. By joining and participating in high-echelon study groups and organizations, such as becoming a Fellow with the Academy of General Dentistry and an accreditation candidate with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Thomas added solid building blocks to an expanding knowledge base. In 2004, Dr. Thomas integrated the art and science of digital dentistry by providing single visit crowns. Today she treats cases ranging from the straightforward to the complex. It’s this passion for interdisciplinary treatment, with an emphasis on incorporating digital technology, she loves to share with and motivate other dentists, regardless of their years in practice.




John Vartanian, DDS, FAGD grew up in Pasadena, CA. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from New York University College of Dentistry. He has been practicing in Newport Beach since 1998. Dr. Vartanian mentors a few times a year at Spear Education in Scottsdale Arizona for those wanting to learn all aspects of dentistry. From the simplest cosmetics to full mouth reconstructions involving implants and natural teeth. He is currently working on attaining his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry.




Simple Orthodontic Solutions: HANDS-ON WORKSHOP

Date: October 9, 2022 from 8am to 5pm
Speaker: Ravi Sinha, DDS, MAGD
CE: 8 Participation
AGD Subject Code: 370 (Orthodontics)

Course content:

  • Discuss maxillary and mandibular development
  • Discuss environmental factors
  • Malocclusion, Arch Development
  • Reduce and eliminate 2 nd phase treatment

Course Objectives:

  • You will learn how to evaluate your patients for orthodontic treatment
  • You will learn what can be achieved with different orthodontic treatment modalities
  • You will learn how to incorporate orthodontic treatment into your scope of services

Speaker Bio:

Ravi S Sinha, DDS received his Master of Science degree in chemistry in India and Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Ohio State University. Dr. Sinha has attained the American Academy of Oral Maxillofacial Radiology Award and the Columbus Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry Award (1999). He is the current Trustee for Region 11, Oregon. He practices dentistry in Oregon with his wife Mindy.




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This block will sell out!  Please book your hotel room at the discounted group rate of $205 per night using the link below for CAGD PTF and MAC courses.

The last date to book is September 21, 2022!”

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Refund and cancellation policy:

  • If you are NOT an AGD member and register as one, you’ll need to re-register as a Non-Member to get in to any California AGD courses. If your AGD Membership has expired, youcan renew here: https://www.agd.org/join-agd/online-application
  • Registrations are subject to a $50 non-refundable processing fee.
  • Cancellations made by email prior to 9/15/22 will receive a refund less the $50 processing fee.
  • Cancellations made after 9/15/22 are completely non-refundable.
  • Transfer of a registration to another name will be considered by email request through 9/15/22.


October 7
October 9
$700 – $1700
Event Category:


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


Terri Iwamoto-Wong
(877) 408-0738


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Non-Member - PTF Oct 7-9 2022
$ 1,700.00
AGD Member - PTF Oct 7-9 2022
$ 850.00