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Virginia AGD

VAGD Spring MasterTrack

April 12, 2024 8:30 AM - April 13, 2024 5:00 PM (EDT)

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APRIL 12TH-13TH, 2024

Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 

YM Dental Lab, Chantilly VA

16 Participation Credits: Code 070 (Endodontics)

Course Descriptions and Objectives: 

General and Laser Assisted Endodontics: Concepts and Applications

The two day course will explore concepts and applications in general and laser assisted endodontics. We will start with diagnosis including radiographic interpretation in endodontics for both PA and CBCT images. We will describe the benefits of preoperative CBCT for endodontic cases and discuss how it can be used to facilitate treatment. We will cover root canal instrumentation, irrigation techniques, and obturation. The course will discuss traditional and newer concepts using lasers in endodontics with respect to finding canals, instrumentation, and irrigation. The course will also cover pain and infection management and postoperative complications. The course will consist of both lecture material presented and a hands-on experience using model and extracted teeth. We will provide model teeth for you. Loupes with a proper light source is an absolute requirement. You are encouraged to bring any extracted teeth to the course to further enhance your experience.


Participants will be able to discuss the following at the end of the course:

Endodontic diagnosis

Radiographic interpretation related to endodontics (PA and CBCT)

Local anesthesia administration and techniques

Instrumentation, Irrigation, and Obturation

Traditional vs laser assisted endodontic concepts

Pain and Infection Management

Hands-on application of endodontic treatment principles

Event Details:

The YM Education Center is a new, state-of-the-art educational facility in Chantilly, VA and home to YM Dental Lab. The venue is conveniently located 25 miles from Washington DC, with fully equipped, spacious educational areas designed to easily seat up to 40 attendees, socially distanced. 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 the day, and a boxed lunch will be provided each day.  

Nearby hotels: Hyatt Place Chantilly (closest - 5 minute drive), Westfields Marriot

Dr. Fernando Meza

Dr. Meza is a 2002 graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. Prior to dental school, he attended Vanderbilt University where he completed a B.A in Psychology. Dr. Meza then received his Certificate in Endodontics from Temple School of Dentistry in 2004. During residency, Dr. Meza conducted research on the Biolase Waterlase All Tissue Laser to explore the disinfecting capabilities of the laser on bacterially infected roots. His research was published in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), July 2007. Dr. Meza has lectured for Biolase in hands-on courses and provided in-office training to endodontists in the USA and Canada.

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, 2023 to May 31, 2026. Provider ID# 219330

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