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Arizona AGD

Spring into Fellowship 2023

April 6, 2023 1:30 AM - April 20, 2023 3:00 AM (GMT)

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This lecture series focuses on 3 topics that are high yield for the AGD Fellowship Exam. Nonetheless, where ever you are in your dentisting journey, these lectures will be of interest to YOU!

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April 5, 2023 — Common Mistakes in Endodontics & How to Correct Them

Speaker: Dr. Rob Roda

Course Description: This presentation will review common complications that occur in routine endodontic treatment. This presentation will also discuss possible ways to prevent and/ or manage these complications.

Course Objectives:

  • Screen endodontic patients for situations that may lead to complications, such as calcified canals, atypical root morphology, or limited opening.
  • Understand why certain intraoperative endodontic complications, such as perforations, broken files, etc., occur.
  • Describe how certain intraoperative endodontic complications can be managed intraoperatively.

About the Speaker: Dr. Roda received his BS in Biology (1977) and DDS degrees (1981) at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada and practiced as a general dentist in Nova Scotia for 10 years. He earned his MS in Oral Biology and Certificate of Specialty in Endodontics at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas in 1993 and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 1998. Dr. Roda is a Past President of the American Association of Endodontists and the Arizona Dental Association. He is an Endodontic Consultant to the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners, Clinical Instructor in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Endodontics. He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), American Association of Endodontists (AAE), the Canadian Academy of Endodontics, and the Central Arizona Dental Society (CADS).

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April 12, 2023 — Matrixing for the Perfect Margin

Speaker: Dr. Mark Malterud

Course Description: This presentation will help dentists understand the importance of matrix selection for the placement of direct composite restorations. This presentation will also discuss the materials and techniques required to create the perfect margin in direct restorative dentistry.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the tools and materials necessary to create seamless margins using indirect composite and matrix systems.
  • Understand the technique sensitive nature of matrixing for direct composite restorations.
  • Anticipate complications that may arise in the matrixing process and how to overcome these complications.

About the Speaker: Dr. Malterud received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Minnesota at Duluth. He then obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He is committed to continuing his postgraduate education, and participates in over 250 hours of continuing dental education each year. He also instructs other dentists, nationally and internationally, on minimally invasive aesthetic restorations.He is member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and Minnesota Dental Association. Dr. Malterud is a Board Member of the Academy of General Dentistry and a founding member of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry. He is also a member of the World Congress of Minimal Invasive Dentistry and he consults with various dental manufacturers on their products to continually improve the quality of dental products available to his patients.

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April 19, 2023 — Soft Tissue Grafting

Speaker: Dr. Tinisha Notice

Course Description: Soft tissue grafting has many indications in general dentistry practice. This presentation will discuss the various soft tissue grafting techniques, indications for each, and suspected outcomes of this type of periodontal procedure.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand various soft tissue grafting techniques.
  • Describe indications for different grafting procedures.
  • Anticipate expected outcomes of soft tissue grafting procedures.

About the Speaker: Dr. Tinisha Notice is a native of Southern California. She received her first Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience from the University of California, Riverside. She earned her second Bachelor’s Degree in General Science from Portland State University where she became certified in Biomedical Ethics by Kaiser Permanente and the PSU Sociology Department. To enrich her biological and dental science background, she completed a 2 year program with the prestigious SFSU/UOP/UCSF Dental Adjunct Post-Baccalaureate program. She graduated with her DDS from the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. Tinisha then completed the NYU Lutheran Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency program in Phoenix, Arizona at A.T Still University where she trained with extraordinary General Dentists, Implantologists, Prosthodontists, Endodontists, Periodontists, Orofacial Pain and TMJ Specialists, Orthodontists, Oral Surgeons and Dental Anesthesiologists on complex dental cases. This confirmed her love of periodontal surgery, and Dr. Notice received her Masters Degree in Periodontology from the University of Dentroit Mercy Dental. She holds professional membership in the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Dental Association.

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Course Title: Spring into Fellowship 

Course Speaker: Dr. Rob Roda, Dr. Mark Malterud, and Dr. Tinisha Notice

Date and Time: Wednesday April 5, 12, and 19, 2023 | 6:30PM - 8PM

Location: Online via Zoom

Arizona 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 January 2, 2023 to January 1, 2027. Provider ID# 219287

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