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Managing Your Practice
Whatever your career stage or goals, AGD has programs and services that address your needs. From practice management tools and information to cutting-edge continuing education, your AGD membership includes these tools as well as networking opportunities that allow you to learn from the best in your field as you advance.
Insurance and Coding
Dentists face myriad challenges when working with insurance companies and complying with coding requirements. We offer a number of coding resources to support our members as they navigate this crucial part of their business. Take advantage of benefits such as member-only discounts on coding and insurance guides, form templates, and more.
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The AGD makes sure that general dentists can speak up when it matters most. That means making participation easy so that our members can unit their voices on legislative and regulatory activities affecting their practices. Learn more about AGD's Advocacy efforts.
From continuing education and advocacy, to practice management and member connections, your opportunities to grow in your profession are countless. Your membership also includes discounts on products and services and access to an array of benefits, as well as free subscriptions to our newsmagazine, AGD Impact, and our peer-reviewed clinical journal, General Dentistry.
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Identifying Developing Disharmony in the Growing ChildDate(s)
Subject: 430 Pediatric Dentistry
Tuesday, May 18: 7:30–9 p.m. CDT
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists
Fee: $125 (nonmembers); $75 (members); $37.50 (students)
Many developing problems in pediatric patients such as impacted canines, skeletal disharmony and airway issues are often overlooked. This lecture will review clinical and radiographic diagnostic factors to help identify problems in the location of adult teeth and skeletal balance. Cone beam computed tomography imaging using the i-CAT® system will be reviewed. Various fixed and removable treatment options will be presented. Clinical cases with thorough diagnostic analysis, treatment options, treatment rendered and treatment outcomes will be provided.
• Identify incorrect growth development.
• Learn cutting-edge technology.
• Identify the proper time for referral for orthodontics.
Christina R. Carter, DMD, graduated from the New Jersey Dental School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and earned certificates in both pediatric dentistry and orthodontics from the New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry. She completed a fellowship in craniofacial orthodontics at the NYU School of Medicine Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. She is in private practice in Morristown, New Jersey. She lectures frequently around the world and appears on SiriusXM’s Doctor Radio. She is also faculty at NYU in the departments of pediatric dentistry and orthodontics.