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Virginia AGD

VAGD Summer MasterTrack

August 9, 2024 8:30 AM - August 10, 2024 12:30 PM (EDT)

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VAGD Summer MasterTrack: Ticket

$1,400.00 each

AGD Members: $1,000.00




AUGUST 9TH-10TH, 2024

Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Bay View Dental Lab

Chesapeake, VA

6 CE - Prosthodontics/Fixed (610) and 6 CE - Occlusion (180)

Course Descriptions and Objectives: 

Modern restorative dentists must be able to recognize functional problems, identify options for managing those problems and be proficient when performing treatment. Clinical skill, however, is only the first layer of clinical excellence; individual patient and practice-model realities are additional layers that must be navigated by modern clinicians.

This 1.5-day interactive lecture and hands-on course is designed to provide practical applications for more complex comprehensive cases that easily transfer to everyday restorative dentistry. Through a combination of presentations and hands-on exercises, participants will learn:

  • To create predictable functional outcomes to support the desired esthetic outcome.
  • When it is safe to use the existing occlusion; and when it isn’t.
  • Options for managing a problematic occlusion.
  • Confidently and comprehensively evaluate, plan, and treat small through large cases from the standpoint of the clinician, the patient, and the practice.

Event Details:

Bay View is a full service lab, now serving dentists through three generations for almost 75 years. Owners Buddy and Rick Shafer are both Board Certified Technicians and still work full time at the bench. They are joined by an experienced team of technicians and support staff with a shared passion for dental technology and service to dentistry.

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 Friday only.

Dr. Darin Dichter

Dr. Dichter brings nearly 30 years of clinical, research and teaching experience — as a general practitioner and prosthodontist — to his position with Spear. He currently serves as an instructor in the Treating the Terminal Dentition and Fully Edentulous Patient seminar, in addition to multiple Spear Campus Workshops.

Dr. Dichter has served as a guest lecturer and clinical instructor at Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry, teaching occlusion and esthetics. He has been a Spear faculty member since the company’s inception, as well as a contributing author for Spear Digest. He is passionate about education and is involved with multiple study groups in the U.S. and Canada.

After earning his D.M.D. from OHSU in 1995, Dr. Dichter practiced general dentistry and eventually joined a startup practice in his hometown in coastal Oregon before moving to a practice in Portland. He brought 16 years of restorative dental experience into UCLA's world-renowned, full-time advanced prosthodontics residency, which he completed in 2014.


A room block has been set up at the Hyatt Place Chesapeake/Greenbrier

Book your group rate for MasterTrack at the Hyatt  

You will find the information for your online reservation link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask. We appreciate your business and look forward to a successful event.

Event Summary:

MasterTrack VA Academy of Dentistry

Start Date: Thursday, August 8, 2024

End Date: Sunday, August 11, 2024

Last Day to Book: Friday, July 8, 2024 or until all rooms have been reserved

Hotel: Hyatt Place Chesapeake/Greenbrier

Rate: $119.00 per night

If attendees prefer to make their reservations by phone, you may contact the reservation department listed below, and inform the agent of your Room Block Name and dates that they are wanting to book:

Reservation Department: 1-888-568-1559

Room Block Name: (Bayview Dental Lab/VAGD)

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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