Whether you work with patients who have TMJ, older edentulous patients, or want to learn the latest in treatment for esthetics, tooth wear, and occlusion, the 2013 General Dentistry Symposium is for you.
Held on January 25-26, 2013 at the Marriott Century Center in Atlanta, a key highlight this year is the two-day course on “Treatment Planning for Esthetics, Tooth Wear and Occlusion.”
This course will be taught by Terry Tanaka, DDS, clinical professor at the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry, Department of Graduate Prosthodontics; private practice dentist; and the founder and director of the “TMD and Restorative Dentistry Study Groups” held at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, since 1982.
Dr. Tanaka is widely recognized as a research anatomist and well known for his superior presentations and clinical skill. GAGD is excited for him share his expertise with our members.
In addition, other “hot” topics will be addressed such as “Chronic Periodontitis and Coronary Artery Disease Risk” and how to “Set Your Practice on Fire! New Strategies for Increasing Production and Creating a Superior Practice.”
Christopher Cutler, DDS, PhD will discuss the links between periodontal disease and coronary artery disease, which can appear confusing and contradictory to patients. Focusing on recent media and academic reports, Dr. Cutler will clarify and review how chronic periodontitis (CP) contributes to coronary artery disease (CAD) risk. Dr. Cutler is professor and chairman of the Department of Periodontics, College of Dental Medicine at Georgia Health Sciences University.
Roger Levin, DMD, chairman and chief executive officer of Levin Group, Inc., will share his practice management’s “Total Practice Success™” program, which has proven to increase production for dentists around the world. Dr. Levin is a third generation dentist and his practice management group has been working with dentists for more than 25 years. For those looking to hone specific treatment skills, there is plenty to choose from as well.
Robert Ritter, DDS will present “Predict-able Posterior Restorations – Melding Glass Ionomers and Composites,” where he will feature the latest in glass ionomer for posterior restorations. Dr. Ritter will offer hands-on examples and materials. Dr. Ritter currently has a dental practice that focuses on adhesive esthetic dentistry in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
George Priest, DMD will offer a course on “Contemporary Solutions for Edentulous Patients,” focusing on innovative treatment options with proven longevity. He will feature clinical examples, video segments, computer-guided surgery, and CAD/CAM designed and manufactured frameworks to show the advancements in clinical practice and how they impact clinical outcomes. A former Emory professor, Dr. Priest has maintained a 25-year-private prosthodontic practice in Atlanta, GA and then Hilton Head Island, SC and lectures around the world.
And for those who treat Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) and orofacial pain, Scott McKinney, DDS, will discuss the role that occlusion plays in the etiology of TMD, including literature and clinical studies in “Cells to Centric: Growth, Development, & Stabilization of the TMJ.” Dr. McKinney will provide an understanding of the relationship of biological science and a healthy, natural, and sustainable stomatognathic system. Dr. McKinney was a clinical instructor at Georgetown University School of Dentistry and had a private dental practice in McLean, Virginia. Currently, he is employed by the US Navy, where he provides care to United States Marines.
So, no matter what type of clinical practice or research interest you have in the dental profession, the 2013 General Dentistry Symposium has something for you.
Find out more about the agenda, speakers and topics, and register now at http://www.gagd.org.