Continuing Education Courses

Following is a list of CE courses planned for AGD2018 in New Orleans.* Check back frequently as courses are being added all the time. Registration for the scientific session is now open, and registration for courses will open in early January of 2018. Those registered for the meeting will be among the first notified when courses are open.

*Course schedule subject to change


Wednesday, June 6

Course TypeTitleSpeaker(s)
LectureComprehensive Examination ProcessEdwin McDonald, DDS, MAGD
LectureInternational College of Dentistry on VolunteerismT. Bob Davis, DMD, MAGD

Wednesday, June 6 and Thursday, June 7

Course TypeTitleSpeaker(s)
LectureFellowship Review CourseRegion 17 Speakers


Thursday, June 7

Course TypeTitleSpeaker(s)
LectureKeynote Address: Dentistry, Past, Present and FutureDennis P. Tarnow, DDS
LectureDentsply: The 360 ExperienceDouglas L Lambert, DDS, FACD, FASDA, FASD, ABAD, Edwin A. “Mac” McDonald III, DDS, FAGD, and Rhonda Savage, DDS
LectureTaking the Fear Out of Treating Special NeedsJacob Dent, DDS
LectureFixed ProsthodonticsJonathan Esquivel, DDS
LectureTest Your Liability IQJennifer Flynn
LectureEmerging Trends in Periodontics in the 21st Century New Dimensions
in the Etiology, Pathogenesis and Treatment of Periodontal Disease
Jim Grisdale, DDS, MRCD
LectureOrthodontics 101: An Introduction to Straight Wire OrthodonticsJaimee Morgan, DDS
LectureInterdisciplinary Approach for Treating the Esthetically Compromised PatientDennis P. Tarnow, DDS
LectureWhat We Know, What We Think We Know, and What We Don’t Know about Immediate Extraction Socket ManagementDennis P. Tarnow, DDS
LectureSex, Drugs & Oral CancerRobert J. Whitman, MSE
LectureDental Pearls from AGD Fellows and MastersVarious Speakers
ParticipationFull Day Hands-On Laser CourseBruce L. Cassis, DDS, MAGD
ParticipationAnatomy of the Masticatory System: Clinical Application and DissectionHenry A. Gremillion, DDS, MAGD
ParticipationBotox with Cadaver ReviewGigi Meinecke, DMD, FAGD



Friday, June 8

Course TypeTitleSpeaker(s)
LectureAre You Safe “Enough”?  Infection Control and OSHA UpdateNancy Dewhirst, RDH
LectureErgonomics: The Balancing ActNancy Dewhirst, RDH
LectureFixed ProsthodonticsJonathan Esquivel, DDS
LectureKey Essentials for Successful Bone Grafting Techniques or Socket Preservation and AugmentationJim Grisdale, DDS, MRCD
LectureThe Art and Science of Crown Lengthening for Successful Restorative Dentistry: From Concepts to Predictable ResultsJim Grisdale, DDS, MRCD
LectureWhen Teeth Go Bump in the Night:  Management of Pediatric Dental TraumaJanice A. Townsend, DDS, MS
LectureCrest - Oral B Prevention DayVarious Speakers
Lecture1 Hour Sessions (Emerging Speakers)Various Speakers
ParticipationLive Patient course at Louisiana State University School of DentistryBruce L. Cassis, DDS, MAGD
ParticipationTaking the Fear Out of Treating Special Needs (Day 2)Jacob Dent, DDS
ParticipationCadaver Course at Louisiana State University School of DentistryTimothy F. Kosinski, DDS, MAGD
ParticipationMass Casualty Lecture and Lab: A Forensic Dental Matching GameBrent Martin, DDS, MS
ParticipationDermal Fillers with Cadaver ReviewGigi Meinecke, DMD, FAGD
ParticipationSolving the Mystery of Orthodontics for the GP. Lecture and Hands-onJaimee Morgan, DDS
ParticipationCombined Cadaver Programs at Louisiana State University Dental SchoolBruce L. Cassis, DDS, MAGD & Timothy F. Kosinski, DDS, MAGD
ParticipationPulp Fact or Fiction: Diagnosis of the Primary PulpJanice A. Townsend, DDS, MS


Saturday, June 9

Course TypeTitleSpeaker(s)
LectureHuman Abuse and NeglectRobin Ainsworth, DDS, FAGD
LectureStanding up to Emerging DiseasesNancy Dewhirst, RDH
LectureTMD/Orofacial Pain- What has Changed in the Last 20 years?Dale Ehrlich, MS, DDS, MAGD & Charles Carlson, PhD
LectureBest Practices in Pediatric Pain ManagementJanice A. Townsend, DDS, MS
LectureThe Savage Front DeskRhonda Savage, DDS
LectureWhat The Hell Is ThatJames C. Weir, DDS
LectureEthicsSpeaker from the American College of Dentists (ACD)
LectureDental Pearls from AGD Fellows and MastersVarious
Lecture1 hour sessions Emerging SpeakersVarious
ParticipationInfection Control Workshop – Touch It and Feel It – EEW!Nancy Dewhirst, RDH
ParticipationRDIP: A Comprehensive Approach to Predictable Implant EstheticsJonathan Esquivel, DDS
ParticipationPredictable Bone Grafting for Site Preparation for Implants & Restorative Dentistry: A WorkshopJim Grisdale, DDS, MRCD
ParticipationCrown Lengthening for Predictable Esthetic and Functional Restorative Treatment Outcomes: A WorkshopJim Grisdale, DDS, MRCD
ParticipationMinor Tooth Movement for General Dentists Using In-Office Fabricated Clear AlignersJaimee Morgan