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Virginia AGD

VAGD Summer MasterTrack

August 6, 2021 8:30 AM - August 7, 2021 12:00 PM (EST)

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16 Participation Credits, Code 610

Bayview Dental Lab

1207 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake VA

Friday, August 6: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM followed by MasterTrack Happy Hour and Case Presentations, sign up here to present.  

Saturday, August 7th: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Continental breakfast and boxed lunch (Friday) are provided. Registration/breakfast open at 8:00 AM both days.


Course Description and Objectives:

Statistics on caries and periodontal disease continue to demonstrate that a significant portion of the population is at high risk for tooth loss. Combined with disease clustering, an aging population, and the ‘more teeth more disease theory’ we find the need for complete removable prosthodontics remains high in many segments of the population. Despite this, intensive training and discussion of complete dentures has all but disappeared from dental education. The result appears to be significant unmet need. While dentists in upper-class urban areas compete over a limited number of involved restorative cases, those in rural and lower-income areas typically see steady demand for very rewarding and straight-forward removable prosthodontics.

This two-day hands-on course will focus on efficient, reliable, and effective complete denture techniques. The information will be delivered using three phases of the complete denture training program created by Dr. Waliszewski. First, key treatment planning and patient management decisions that facilitate positive end-results will be highlighted. Second, specific attention will be given to final impression making, maxillo-mandibular relationship records, tooth arrangement, and placement procedures. Third, during the second day of the course, it will be seen why the previous days lessons remain integral for success of implant-retained tissue-supported overdentures.

This course is meant for those who are seeking to improve their clinical outcomes with this large segment of the ‘dental needs’ population. The information will be presented using a small group interactive lecture format with specific time set aside for hands-on skills training. The clinical-image focused lecturing and step-specific hands-on projects are expected to directly relate to Monday morning chair-side dentistry in your office.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course the participant should be able to,

• Clearly and efficiently explain the pros and cons of conventional complete dentures to a patient in-whom this treatment is indicated

• Clearly and efficiently explain the pros and cons of implant-retained tissue-supported overdentures to a patient in-whom this treatment is indicated

• Understand the time saving value of creating realistic expectations prior to treatment with removable prosthetics

• Quickly create time-saving custom trays for edentulous patients

• Understand the value in accurate and specific maxillo-mandibular relationship records

• Review and practice basic prosthetic tooth arrangement principles

• Review and practice basic overdenture attachment management

• Understand the value of a clinical remount procedure

• Review basic clinical equipment needs for treating edentulous patients

• Demonstrate how these concepts translate to other prosthetic treatments


Michael P. Waliszewski DDS, MsD

After graduating Marquette University School of Dentistry with his DDS in 2002, Dr. Michael Waliszewski was selected as the first recipient of the David H. Wands Fellowship in prosthodontics at the University of Washington. While in Seattle, Michael was mentored in removable prosthetics by Dr. James Brudvik, one of the last remaining removable partial denture guru’s. He received his certificate and MsD from the UW Graduate Prosthodontic program in 2005. Michael then joined the full-time prosthodontic faculty back home in Milwaukee at Marquette. His signature accomplishment during that time was conceptualizing, creating, implementing, and running the live-patient complete denture training program that he ran for 7 years. Since 2012, Michael has continued to teach part-time at Marquette while working in a private practice limited to prosthodontics in Brookfield, WI. In 2015 he built and opened Prosthodontic Solutions, his own independent practice designed specifically for and limited to prosthodontics. He remains a full-time clinician who deals with the ‘real-world’ everyday issues of prosthodontics.

Michael has published research, technique, and historical review articles in the JPD, J Pros, PPAD, and JERD. He is active in the ACP, OKU, UW Grad Pros Alumni association, and the Dental forum of Milwaukee. An adjunct faculty member at Marquette, he directs the weekly restorative treatment planning seminar for the graduate prosthodontic and graduate periodontic programs. While he enjoys lecturing on occasion, he typically does so locally or as an unofficial adjunct faculty at the University of Washington graduate prosthodontic program. With two grade-school aged children, he generally prefers to spend his spare-time with family. When he does venture out-of-state for lecturing it tends to be for his extensive and clinically based removable prosthodontic material.

 Event Details:

To account for social distancing, registration is limited to 20 attendees.

The Mid-Atlantic Center for Advanced Dental Study is a post-graduate educational facility dedicated to the advancement of dentistry. The Center is the educational daciity of the Bay View Dental Lab - a Dawson accredited, full service laboratory. Along with a state-of-art conference room with twenty-four work stations, the facility includes an extensive library for dental research and study, a break room with kitchen, and a relaxing veranda with waterfall and gardens. You can tour the lab and education facility, here.  

There is ample, free parking in front of the facility.

Registration opens at 8:00 am, course to begin promptly at 8:30 am.

Coffee, soft drinks and water will be available throughout both days.

Continental breakfast is provided on both days, and a boxed lunch is provided on Friday.

To read more about MasterTrack Program Guidelines regarding Case Presentations and Protocols, please visit 


Event Cancellation Policy:

Full refunds will only be given up to 30 days before the course. If a refund is requested within 30 days of the course, a credit will be applied to the registrants account for use toward a future VAGD program.  

Virginia AGD is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2023. Provider ID# 219330

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