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Arizona AGD

Spring into Fellowship 2024

April 12, 2024 1:30 AM - April 26, 2024 3:00 AM (GMT)

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Spring into Fellowship

AGD Members can use AGD ID Number to bring the total to $149!

$199.00 each

AGD Members: $149.00



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 18, 2024

Speaker: Joseph Creech, DDS, Diplomate American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, FAAPD, FICD, FACD

Course Title: The Pediatric Patient: Pulp Therapy vs Extraction and Space Management After Extractions

Course Description: This course is designed to provide a review of the rationale for treatment planning pulp therapy in primary and young permanent dentition, including diagnosis. In addition, Dr. Creech will also discuss the indications and types of space management of the developing dentition and review of management for dental trauma.

Course Objectives:

  • Diagnose and determine if carious primary and young permanent teeth are indicated for pulp therapy or extraction
  • Determine indications for space maintenance and choose the appropriate space maintenance protocol
  • Review the management of dental trauma in primary and young permanent dentition.

About the Speaker: Dr. Joe Creech received his dental degree from UMKC School of Dentistry and his Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City.

He was the founding partner of Pediatric Dental Specialists in the East Valley of Phoenix and helped it expand to 5 Pediatric Dentists and an Orthodontist with 2 valley locations. He retired from PDS in 2017 after 37 years of private practice.

Dr. Creech is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and serves as an annual Examiner and Consultant for the Board certification process. He was selected to be one of six Directors of the American Board in 2009 and was President of the Board in 2013.

In addition to his involvement with the American Board, he has been actively involved with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, serving as Chairman of the Council on Clinical Affairs, member of the AAPD sub-committee on Sedation, the AAPD representative to CODA Appeals Committee and a national spokesperson.

He was the recipient of the AAPD’s annual Leadership Award for his volunteer activities for the Academy.

He began his teaching career at Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health in 2004, is an Associate Professor and Director of Pediatric Dentistry. He was honored to be the first recipient of the ASDOH Alumni Association Living Tribute Award as well as the first repeat recipient.

He has helped guide @ 170 students into Pediatric residencies.

Curriculum Vitae (CV): Doctor's CV can be requested by email

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April 18, 2024

Speaker: Clark Chen, DMD

Course Title: Interdisciplinary principles of periodontics and prosthodontics related to the management of preserving the natural dentition

Course Description: This course is designed to cover interdisciplinary principles of periodontics and prosthodontics related to the management of preserving the natural dentition. Fundamental treatment planning concepts will be explained through practical case examples.

Course Objectives:

  • Decision making regarding the preservation of "hopeless/non-restorable" teeth
  • Soft tissue management of implant crowns
  • Biomechanical considerations regarding removable prosthetics
  • Transitioning of the of partially edentulous patient

About the Speaker: Dr. Clark Chen grew up in Northern California and attended the University of California, San Diego where he received his Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering.

He then moved to Arizona to receive his dental training at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (ASDOH). Upon graduation, he completed a 3-year residency in prosthodontics at the University of California, San Francisco.

He was recruited back to Arizona to serve as full time faculty at his alma mater (ASDOH) in the prosthodontic department. During his time as faculty, he developed the desire to seek further training in surgery, so after three years, he once again moved back to California and enrolled in a 3-year periodontics residency at the University of California, Los Angeles.

After graduation, Dr. Chen has again found his way back to Arizona where he splits his time in private practice and teaching at ASDOH.

Curriculum Vitae (CV): Doctor's CV can be requested by email

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April 25, 2024

Speaker: Kimberly Lovell MEd, BSDH

Course Title: Medical Emergency Management for the Dental Office

Course Description: This course is designed to review fundamental information regarding medical emergencies that may occur in a dental setting. This working knowledge of medical emergencies may help the dental practitioner prevent serious debilitation or save a patient's life. Emergency readiness includes review of Basic Life support knowledge, an understanding of the medical kit essential drugs and an understanding of stress reduction protocol.

Course Objectives:

  • Diagram and prepare a plan for management and treatment of medical emergencies in the dental office setting
  • Analyze the changes in the medical status of a patient experiencing an emergency and the steps necessary to implement the emergency plan in each circumstance using the PCABD model
  • Evaluate the basic life support techniques dentists should be prepared for based on signs and symptoms of patients during emergencies.

About the Speaker: Kimberly Lovell holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Idaho State University and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership with a focus on Secondary Education from Northern Arizona University. With over twenty years of experience in private practice, Kimberly transitioned to the field of dental education sixteen years ago and is currently an instructor at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. Outside of her professional pursuits, Kim finds joy in kayaking with her husband, diving into fiction novels, shooting hoops on the basketball court, and strumming her guitar.

Curriculum Vitae (CV): Doctor's CV can be requested by email

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made more than 30 days before the start of the course - full refund (minus 5% processing fees)

Cancellations made between 15-30 days before the start of the course - 50% refund (minus 5% processing fees)

Cancellations made 14 or less days of the start of the course - no refund

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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