A newsletter providing dentistry with the latest news and information.
Issue 28, No.1 | Fall 2012
On the Cover Washington AGD Hands-On Orthodontic Program Left to Right: Ms Raney Bopha, Dr. Punit Aulakh, Dr. Lindsay Barry, Dr. Binh Tran, Dr. Ngoc-Trung Pham & Dr. Himanshu Nigam
AGD Credit for Study Clubs-Existing or New, Dr. Linda Edgar Wants to Hear from You!! Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) Each year, thousands of continuing education courses are presented by hundreds of program providers—dental schools, dental societies, and companies that specialize in course presentations. Most provide dentists with valuable information that can be successfully integrated into the dental practice. The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) was created to assist members of the AGD and the dental profession in identifying and participating in quality continuing dental education. PACE is an evaluation of the educational processes used in designing, planning and implementing continuing education. Approval by the AGD does not imply endorsement of course content, products or therapies presented, nor does this approval imply that a state or provincial board of dentistry will accept courses for re-licensure. Approved program providers are expected to comply with all relevant state and federal laws. Continuing education offered by approved program providers will be accepted by the Academy for Fellowship/Mastership credit.
What’s Inside Page 1......... AGD Credit for Study Page 1......... Free Course Schedule Page 2........ WAGD Directory Page 3........ House of Delegates Votes Page 4........ Where are the Leaks Page 5........ Contemporary Solutions Page 6........ WA AGD Hands-On Page 7........ Ortho Registration Page 8........ Seattle Dentist Receives Award Page 9........ The 5 P’s of Preparedness Page 10...... Review of Facial Aesthetics Page 11.........Botox: Lecture and Clinical Demo Page 12...... The Summit 2013 Page 13....... AGD Government Relations Page 14 ..... Dr. Joel Berg Page 15....... Dr. Joel Berg contd. Page 16...... Sometimes DreamsNeedAction Page 18...... .BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers Page 19-21 .Mastertrack Classes Page 22...... .UW Student Allen Tucker Page 24...... .AGD Credit for Study Club Page 24...... .Insurance Contract Analysis Page 24...... .AGD Credit for Study Club Page 25...... .Membership Guide
PACE reviews and approves program providers, not individual speakers or specific courses content. The applicant may be a major unit or department within an institution. To be eligible for Program Approval for Continuing Education the following criteria must be met: 1. The program provider must have offered a planned program of continuing dental education activities for at least 12 months. 2. The program provider must ensure that all courses offered have a sound scientific basis in order to adequately protect the public. PACE reserves the right to require acceptable substantiation from providers that their courses have a sound scientific basis, proven efficacy, and ensure public safety. 3. The program provider must ensure that the educational methods and the facilities selected are appropriate to accomplishing the stated objectives of each activity. 4. You MUST NOT represent a company. 5. You cannot provide these courses out of the state of Washington Contact Dr. Linda Edgar to request a PACE application form. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 253-838-9333. There is an application fee: $175 for AGD member, $375 for Non-AGD member. Please make checks out to the WAGD. If you are a specialist, it is not required but it is appreciated if you support the AGD by joining as an Associate Member. A membership application will be sent with your PACE Approval Application. If a program provider offers courses or programs in more than one state/province, draws a significant amount of participants from more than one state/province or offers self-instruction programs that provider must apply for national approval. The Academy of General Dentistry does not endorse any course content, products, processes, services or therapies presented by AGD PACE-approved providers. The views and opinions of program providers expressed during education programs do not necessarily state or reflect those of the GD. AGD PACE-approval may not be used for product or program endorsement purposes; nor does it imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry; nor does it imply accreditation of a program. If you have questions, you may email PACE@agd.org. Or call AGD headquarters 1-888-243-3368. WAGD PACE Chairperson Linda Edgar, DDS, MAGD Emailemail@example.com 1911 SW Campus Drive, Federal Way, WA 98023
Look what’s coming up; Free Courses for Members of the Washington AGD: 2012-2013 Washington AGD CE Directory
Thursday, November 8th, 2012 “Smarten Up! Create Superior Restorations with Smart Materials”, with Dr. Ed Hewlett. Register Online www.washingtonagd.org 6:30pm-9:00pm Speaker- Dr. Ed Hewlett Thursday, January 24, 2013 Sedation Dentistry with Michael Silverman Are you ready to make the change? You will learn how both your most frightened patients and extensive appointments can be transformed into some of the best visits. Register Online www.washingtonagd.org 6:30pm-9:00pm Speaker- Dr. Michael Silverman Thursday, April 25, 2013 Esthetic Implant Dentistry & Periodontal Plastic Surgery”, with Dr. Vikram Likhari Register Online www.washingtonagd.org 6:30pm-9:00pm Speaker- Dr. Vikram Likhari Thursday, September 19, 2013 “How Dentists Can Become Invincible to Lawsuits and Save Thousands in Taxes.”, with Dale West, Author, Accountant, Senior Advisor Register Online www.washingtonagd.org 6:30pm-9:00pm Speaker- Dale West Please contact Valerie Bartoli to learn more about registering for these courses and getting involved in the Washington AGD’s upcoming events. Registration will be opening soon and space is limited email firstname.lastname@example.org to hold your space now!! These FREE courses are open to WAGD members only!! Not a member yet? To become an AGD member today, complete and return the enclosed application, or visit www.agd.org to join online. We look forward to serving you as a member. Join now and go above and beyond in your dental career! Washington AGD Approved PACE Program Provider #219331. FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry, AGD or WAGD endorsement. Washington AGD PACE Provider (6/1/2010-5/31/2014).
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2012 WAGD DIRECTORY OFFICERS
President Jim Cunnington, DDS (541) 420-2830
President-Elect Steven Thomas, DMD, FAGD (206) 713-0101
Todd D. Haworth, DDS, MAGD (360) 457-5152 email@example.com
Immediate Past President
David Keller, DDS, MAGD, ABGD
(360) 690-5676 firstname.lastname@example.org
Editor Laura M. Howrey, DDS email@example.com
BOARD MEMBERS Tar Chee Aw, DDS, MS (206) 543-5948 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pace/Sponsor Approval Linda Edgar, DDS, MAGD (253)-838.9333 email@example.com
Dat Giap, DDS (206) 332-1861 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dental Care Joseph Schneider, DDS, FAGD email@example.com (206) 878-1237
Todd Haworth, DDS, MAGD (360) 457-5152 firstname.lastname@example.org
Webmaster Puneet S. Aulakh, DDS (206) 790-1485 email@example.com
Teresa Kang, DDS (425) 821-8411 firstname.lastname@example.org
E. Ricardo Schwedhelm, DDS, MSD (206) 543-5948 email@example.com
C/O Membership Chair
Joseph F. Sepe, DDS, FAGD (360) 576-0647 firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Russell, DDS (360) 943-8182 Steverussell42@hotmail.com
Washington AGD Editorial Committee Ted Baer, DDS, FAGD email@example.com
Washington AGD New Dentist Committee
Continuing Dental Education Gary Heyamoto, DDS, MAGD (425) 485-8885 firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Y. Chu, DDS email@example.com Lisa M. Horschman, DDS firstname.lastname@example.org
Legislative Bryan Edgar, DDS, MAGD (253) 838-9333 email@example.com
Fesaha T. Gebrehiwot, DDS firstname.lastname@example.org Tami Minh Trieu, DDS email@example.com
Membership Dr. Kishore Shetty (713) 517-2252 firstname.lastname@example.org
Puneet S. Aulakh, DDS (425) 255-6476 email@example.com
Student Program Coordinator E. Ricardo Schwedhelm, DDS, MSD (206) 543-5948 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sang Bae, DDS email@example.com (425) 485-8885
NATIONAL AND REGION XI OFFICERS 2012
AGD Vice President
Region XI Trustee
DDS, Med, MAGD, LLSR WAGD PACE CHAIR Sponsor Approval
Executive Director WAGD Executive Director CDA, ED
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900 Meridian E STE #19-361 Milton, WA 98354 253-306-0730 Fax-253-891-4053 firstname.lastname@example.org
At Large Board Member Sang Bae, DDS (425) 485-8885 email@example.com
Dental Student Dental Student Joshua A. Manchester Eric W. Olendorf UW School of Dentistry Class of 2014 UW School of Dentistry Class of 2013 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Constitution & By-laws Comm. Chair Todd Haworth, DDS, MAGD (360) 457-5152 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dental Student Mai-lan L. Phan UW School of Dentistry Class of 2013 email@example.com
Dental Student Rachael T. Smoot UW School of Dentistry Class of 2013 firstname.lastname@example.org AGD President Elect Report, Sept 14, 2012 WSDA House of Delegates votes to support a Supervised Midlevel Bill By: Linda J. Edgar DDS, MEd, MAGD My Vice Presidential year at AGD, July 2011-2012, literally flew by as I traveled to the east coast several times, Detroit twice to prepare for my Annual meeting in 2014, Florida, Washington DC, San Francisco and Chicago too many times to count. After more than 60 conference calls and over 60 days of face to face meetings, we have a new Strategic Plan that the AGD House of Delegates passed this summer and have purchased a new building in downtown Chicago to house AGD headquarters in the future. Long- term this will be a tremendous financial savings, and thanks to the AGD Investment Committee successes, we have been able to make this dream a reality. As a member of the Real Estate Transition Task Force, we are currently planning the best way to configure the space and exploring the possibility of providing continuing education opportunities and Board and Committee meetings within our space. In addition to the above, we are redoing our AGD Web site, seeking out the programs that are valuable to members and continuing to advocate for issues that affect the general dentist. I was honored to be asked to go to the
Dental Student Allen J. Tucker UW School of Dentistry Class of 2014 email@example.com
California AGD meeting last September, 2011, where they were faced with fighting a midlevel bill. Washington State has faced this legislation in Olympia for the last several years. Several large foundations feel that another provider with less education than a traditionally trained DDS/DMD could be trained to perform procedures such as direct operative restorations and limited extractions. The AGD policy does not support this concept and the ADA House of Delegates (HOD) also voted not to support this concept. The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) also states in their core principles that irreversible procedures should only be performed by a dentist. I gave the California AGD groups several studies that show that this kind of provider is not needed and the economic feasibility of this kind of provider making a difference is unlikely. Any funding would be better spent providing stipends, grants or loan repayments to dentists to go into underserved clinics and provide care. The problem of access is not about shortage of providers. The problem is lack of money. Creating any kind of dental therapist midlevel provider will not change this. Washington State Dental Association (WSDA) has been opposed to this “midlevel”conceptsinceourHODdiscussed it over 2 years ago. Midlevel bills have been proposed for the past two years, and our lobbyists and several dentists have effectively convinced legislators that this is not the answer to the access problem. Recently WSDA has felt extreme pressure from the legislature to quit saying no to
Jaclyn Hakes UW School of Dentistry Class of 2015 firstname.lastname@example.org
Landon King UW School of Dentistry Class of 2015 email@example.com
this proposed solution. Most of the WSDA Board felt that perhaps it would be better to create an alternative model of a midlevel or dental extender who would be under the direct supervision of a dentist and only allowed to work in very limited settings of Federally Qualified Health Centers, rather than allow the Washington legislature to pass a bill which would create a non-dentist provider who could do extractions and preparations unsupervised. The provider will have to complete an expanded function dental assistant (EFDA) program or a dental hygiene program approved by our State’s regulatory Dental Quality Assurance Commission. The WSDA Board had the opportunity to do a presentation showing that there are several forces that are coming together including the Children’s Alliance, AARP, and hospital associations, as well as the Kellogg and Pew Foundations that have promised several million dollars to both promote and fund training for these programs. State representatives in both the House and the Senate are reported to be tired of this debate. Unless the WSDA came with a positive solution this year, the legislature would pass the unsupervised bill. Therefore, the Board in its desire to control the outcome of legislation recommended to the HOD that they pass their alternative midlevel model. There were several opportunities for discussion and debate on this approach including three webinars and face to face component meetings around the State. Only about 50 delegates attended the webinars and only about 50 dentists attended the special meeting SKCDS called WSDA House of Delegates continued on page 4
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a few days before the vote. There were several hours of formal debate at the WSDA HOD the weekend of September 13 and 14 both for and against any resolution to support a midlevel supervised or unsupervised. The ASDA leaders from the University of Washington spoke against this concept--stating that they felt a need for more education to do irreversible procedures. Public Health dentists spoke both for and against. Because FQHCs get federal money for any provider they employ, one dentist felt that this bill would possibly replace dentists who work in FQHCs with midlevel providers. The fate of the WSDA resolution on the midlevel provider is uncertain. The question still remains whether the opposing sides will accept a supervised model. The WSDA House made it very clear that if the legislature changes this resolution in any way, the WSDA will oppose it. My research has shown most programs that train a dental therapist have not been economically viable. If this legislative bill passes, a large amount of money will be wasted in infrastructure and there will be little return on investment. I am personally against this legislation and think that these precious dollars could be better spent funding dentists to go into underserved clinics, rather than wasted on a program that has been shown to educate and produce very little dentistry for the dollars spent on the training. I believe that other programs could be more beneficial to create a tipping point in oral health literacy, for example: 1. Establish a noon- brushing program in elementary schools; 2. Encourage parents and teachers to eliminate sugar candy used for rewards in schools; and, 3. Provide information to obstetricians regarding the need for well baby oral health exams and education at age 1.
Other programs that have shown a tremendous benefit for the cost invested are: 1. The placement of dental clinics in hospitals so that dental emergencies normally treated palliatively could be resolved definitively. In this way, the state could save the money spent on multiple emergency room visits. 2. There are many examples of programs throughout the state that bring together volunteers to help treat all kinds of patients. 3. Collaborating with companies like Colgate who have volunteered to provide dental vans for schools to help teach prevention, screen children and refer for dental treatment and provide sealants. If this bill does come to the legislature in January 2013, it will be up to individual dentists to talk to their legislators and their patients about the pros and cons of this concept. Concerned professionals need to write a letter to the editor asking the question “Would you want a provider that is not a dentist drilling into your 8 year old’s tooth or performing an extraction?” If you are interested in becoming involved—now is the time. If you want control of how this legislation will ultimately roll out and what effects this will have on dentistry, you must get involved in the discussion. Discussing this issue with your legislators before January is important and your presence with several hundred dentists on January 25, 2013 in Olympia to talk about dental legislation is vital. Your leaders in WSDA & WAGD cannot solve these problems without your help. You must be involved in the discussion of how legislation succeeds or fails to safeguard the public. It is our duty as experts in oral health care to control the debate. If an unsupervised midlevel is passed by our state it is likely that PEW and KELLOGG will likely head into other states as well. If you are interested in more detailed information, the AGD has a “Barriers to
Care” paper and other data I would be glad to e-mail you. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Your opinion matters regarding this issue and any issue you would like discuss.
Where are the leaks in your practice? Business & Economics 101: Arthur Okun 1928-1989 (one of our country’s top historical economic advisors) used a metaphor called the “leaky bucket”, in which he suggests revenue is lost moving from one hand to another because of administrative cost, taxes and other expenses. This theory is not only true, but can be seen on an upward trend economically speaking since the birth of the dollar (inflation). Therefore, if cost of doing business goes up, so should the What is your Business worth continued from page 5
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reimbursement amount for the provider. For this equation to work, both variables need to rise resulting in the same margin of profit for the provider. The problem in the equation is large corporations have recently been pushing for lower health care expenses (to limit their cost). This leads to “insurance shopping” causing CEO’s and Executives alike to cut into your profit margins. It is easy to argue insurance companies have conveniently forgotten dentists are doctors with medical degrees in which they demonstrate an ART combined with SCIENCE. However, it turns out these organizations are taking the necessary steps to keep their profit margins, which ultimately affect your practice regardless of your expertise. Thus it is important to follow suit and do the same with your service providers, supply companies etc. It’s no secret how competitive and difficult owning a dental practice has become, especially since the crash of the economy in 2008. Because dentistry is an insurance driven service, many dentists have put all their chips in the “insurance” bucket for patient referrals, in exchange for lower fees. There is a false sense of “business is good”
if schedules are full and the staff is hard at work. Unfortunately working harder, doesn’t necessarily increase revenue. Dental insurance is falsely labeled in my opinion. There should be a warning similar to the surgeon general’s warning on tobacco products. The warning should say “WARNING Your dental insurance isn’t really insurance, it is actually a maintenance plan, jokes on you!” Simple economics note dental care treatment costs increase annually at a rate of approximately 4%, whereas the general inflation rate increase approximately 2.5%. Recently, Washington State’s largest dental insurance provider (WDS) slashed all fees by 15% across the board to its providers. In addition, rumor has it they will not be increasing their fees anytime soon. So if dental insurance should at least increase by the general inflation rate of 2.5% per year, simple math equates reimbursement rates will not return to 2011’s rates for six (6) years (and that’s IF you see an increase every year). Chances are that providers will not see 2011’s fee schedule for another decade! There is definitely a “Grand Canyon” sized divide between patient’s and provider expectations of their dental insurance coverage and the actual coverage
that’s provided from the treating practice. How to protect your business (and profit): There are many different things practices can do to combat and lessen the blow of the magnified depletion of revenue. First, evaluate your current fee structure and see statistically where your business falls in the surrounding competition. Second, increase your fee schedules above average, leaving room for any negotiations and discounts provided. Third, understand your overhead expenses and how to control them. Doctors should take advantage of the current economic state and look into areas such as refinancing loans, negotiate service costs, and create incentive based bonus systems for your staff. Lastly, get advice from a professional who can see your practice from the outside in providing an un-biased audit of your business. If you are worried about setting your fees higher than average, maybe you should do some self-reflection. Are you an average dentist? Is your practice staff, technology and material average? How opulent and clean is your office? Are you on call 24-7? By all means, if you are just average you definitely will be reimbursed below average. What is your Business worth continued on page 8
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Washington AGD Hands-On Orthodontic Program “Dentists Testimonials”
Testimonial: Dr. Ravi Sinha Dr. Binh Tran has been an exceptional instructor. He teaches, motivates and inspires us to achieve our goal - and that is, to incorporate ortho services in our general practice of dentistry. His style of teaching shows dedication to his students and dentistry. He is the only instructor that know who is available to answer our questions and guide us throughout the course. This WAGD sponsored course is highly recommended because we learn and treat real patients, which provides us with the confidence to take on ortho cases in our practices. In addition we have his support outside the class that helped me add over 20 ortho cases in the last eight months since I started Dr. Tran’s course. I have driven every month from Portland and stayed in hotels just to take this course, and it is the best investment I’ve ever made in my dental education. The class is so much fun that I have not skipped a single session. The WAGD orthodontic program has been a wonderful experience that has opened up a new area of dentistry for me and my practice. I have learned not only about traditional orthodontics, but about removable appliances that can be used on both children and adults. The best part was the hands on portion, which allowed me to use the
skills learned in class on actual patients. This helped so much when starting cases in my practice. I see dentistry differently now, and feel more confident about diagnosing and treated malocclusions in my office. It has definitely made me a better dentist, and I would highly recommend this class to anyone that wants to do invisalign, minor or major ortho, or interceptive care with children. Thanks Dr. Tran for creating such a fantastic course!
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Dr. Lindsay Barry Dr. Binh Tran has been an exceptional instructor. He teaches, motivates and inspires us to achieve our goal – and that is, to incorporate ortho services in our general practice of dentistry. His style of teaching shows dedication to his students and dentistry. He is the only instructor that I know who is available to answer our questions and guide us throughout the course. This WAGD sponsored course is highly recommended because we learn and treat real patients, which provides us with the confidence to take on ortho cases in our practices. In addition we have his support outside the class that helped me add over 20 ortho cases in the last eight months since I started Dr. Tran’s course. I have driven every month from Portland and stayed in hotels just to take this course, and it is the best investment I’ve ever made in my dental education. The class is so much fun that I have not skipped a single session. Ravi Sinha, DDS
The WAGD Ortho course led by Dr. Binh Tran is one of the best courses I have ever taken. I can’t say enough about the way Dr. Tran has organized the course to provide a comprehensive program. His knowledge and skill is vast, and his way of making sure you totally understand is great. I highly recommend Dr. Tran and this program. Rose Bailey, DDS Dr. Binh Tran is an outstanding teacher I have ever had the opportunity to work with. He is very patient, fun and always helpful. The Washington Academy of General Dentistry’s Ortho class was the best investment I ever made. I appreciate the Washington AGD and their effort to make orthodontic continuing education available to the general practitioner. “It completely gives you the confidence to treat patients without any hesitation compared to other ortho courses because you have patients to treat from the beginning to the end of the course. Punit Aulakh, DDS, FAGD Have you always wanted to do orthodontics but don’t know where to start? Then this course with Dr. Binh Tran is a MUST for you! This course offers the most comprehensive yet practical approach to orthodontics for the general dentists. The knowledge I have learned from this course has exceeded my expectations. I have never met an instructor that is so dedicated to teaching you and genuinely wants you to succeed as Dr. Tran. His willingness to share, support and guide you every step of the way makes orthodontics much easier to learn and implement in your own practice. From this course, I have treated patients in my own practice with confidence! This course has been one of the best investment in my dental continuing education. Katherine T. Nguyen, DMD, FAGD Beaverton, OR
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Washington AGD Hands-On Orthodontic Program Register Now! Space is Limited!!! Where: Comfort Dental Office of Binh Tran, DDS, FAGD 1014 South 320th street Federal Way, WA
Space is limited to 10 participants. Register today!! Course Location: Comfort Dental 1014 South 320th street, Federal Way, Wa. 98003 Course providers: Dr. Binh Tran DDS, Lily Stefoglo, CDA Course Date, Time, Length: Second weekend of each month for 12 months. Starting Jan 2012. Fridays are lectures and Saturdays are patient treatment. Maximum attendees: 10, Interview by Dr. Tran for acceptance. Contact: Dr. Binh Tran 206-276-6179 for Interview or email firstname.lastname@example.org Course Content/Objectives:
Starting Date: Friday January 11th & 12th, 2013 Add to my calendar Course Tuition: $10,000 for 12 sessions AGD Member Dentist $2,000 for 12 sessions for CDA with AGD Member Dentists $12,000 for 12 sessions for Non-AGD Member Dentist $4000 for 12 sessions for CDA with Non-AGD Member Dentists * Payment Plans are available Material Costs: $3,000 dentist supplies/ instruments to treat 10 cases in their own office. $120 Tip Edge Orthodontics Dr. Parkhouse Text book Speaker-Binh Tran DDS Washington AGD Approved PACE Program Provider #219331 FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry, AGD or WAGD endorsement. Washington AGD PACE Provider (6/1/2010-5/31/2014). Disclaimer *As a Non-Profit entity, Washington AGD does not endorse, partner or solely support companies, products or speakers, but rather recognizes speakers, products and sponsors for their their services to our Washington AGD educational programs. The views and opinions of the speaker expressed during the educational program, do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Washington AGD.
• Training from initial consultation to ﬁnal retainer delivery and monitor: • Initial orthodontic examination and comprehensive treatment plan. • Orthodontic records and management system • Photography and Case presentation • Orthodontic Oﬃce and Financial management system • Ceph Analysis and FACE principles • Orthodontics Principles and Mechanics for Angle class 1,2, and 3 • Clinical Orthodontic practice: from banding to debanding. • Orthodontic supplies ordering and managing inventory • Post treatment retention and monitor • Surgical and TAD in Orthodontic. • Pediatric to Geriatric orthodontics. • A training manuals and related reference papers is included. • Attendee will be trained in how to start orthodontic service in their oﬃce. • Attendee will treat and present a minimum of two of Dr. Tran patients. • Attendee is requested to start treatment in their own oﬃce and present those cases. • Monthly quiz and a ﬁnal exam will be given to conﬁrm learned concepts • Final Plaque and Certiﬁcate presentation with Dinner (spouse invited) Course Goals: At the completion of this course, attendees will be able to confidently identify orthodontic problems and provide treatment solutions in their own office. This course will provide additional office income while enhancing all other treatment results that the doctor is providing. Course requirement: Attendance, Office capacity, patients’ availability, supporting staff. The doctor is encouraged to select one CDA from the office to attend a staff training course if possible. However, past doctors have trained their own staff to provide care. Registration for Continuing Dental Education Courses Washington Academy of General Dentistry 2012 WAGD Fellowtrack Registrations Form Fax back to: Valerie Bartoli, WAGD Executive Director (253) 891-4053 Name:________________________________________________________AGD#_________ Staff Attending:______________________________________________(Please Provide Names) Tel:_________________________________Cell:_____________________________________ Fax:_________________________________Email:___________________________________ Address:_____________________________City_________State_____ Zip:_________ Course tuition: $10,000 for 12 sessions AGD Member Dentist • $2,000 for 12 sessions for CDA with AGD Member Dentists $12,000 for 12 sessions for Non-AGD Member Dentist • $4000 for 12 sessions for CDA with Non-AGD Member Dentists * Payment Plans are available Material Costs: $3,000 dentist supplies/instruments to treat 10 cases in their own office. $120 Tip Edge Orthodontics Dr. Parkhouse Text book Please Circle Credit Card: Visa MasterCard Amex Express Name on Credit Card (if different than above)_____________________________________________________ Exp Date:_______ Security Code#________ Card #:________________________________________________ $3.50 Credit Card Processing Fee will be added. Please Initial_____ Total $___________ *As a Non-Profit entity, Washington AGD does not endorse, partner or solely support companies, products or speakers, but rather recognizes speakers, products and sponsors for their services to our Washington AGD educational programs. The views and opinions of the speaker expressed during the educational program do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Washington AGD. Washington AGD Approved PACE Program Provider #219331 FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry, AGD or WAGD endorsement. Washington AGD PACE Provider (6/1/2010-5/31/2014).
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Seattle Dentist Receives 2012 Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry
CHICAGO (June 23, 2012)—The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), a professional association of more than 37,000 general dentists dedicated to providing quality dental care and oral health education to the public, is pleased to announce that Paul R. Amato, DDS, FAGD, of Seattle, WA, received the association’s 2012 Fellowship Award during the AGD 2012 Annual Meeting & Exhibits, held June 21 to 24, in Philadelphia. The Fellowship Award is presented to dentists who seek to provide the highest quality of dental care by remaining current in their profession. To accomplish this goal, Dr. Amato completed 500 hours of continuing dental education, passed a comprehensive exam, and fulfilled three years of continuous membership in the AGD. As a recipient of the Fellowship Award, Dr. Amato joins more than 6,700 active AGD Fellows who understand that providing great smiles and good oral health for their patients are the result of going above and beyond basic requirements. “We are proud to honor Dr. Amato for his commitment to the profession,” says AGD President Jeffrey M. Cole, DDS, MBA, FAGD. “He has distinguished himself professionally among his peers and is a role model to both his fellow
dentists and to the members of the community.” Dr. Amato graduated from The University of Washington School of Dentistry in 2003 and currently practices dentistry in Seattle, WA. In addition to the AGD, Dr. Amato is a member of the ADA, WSDA, SKCDS, AACD, AO and several local study clubs. About the Academy of General Dentistry The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a professional association of more than 37,000 general dentists dedicated to providing quality dental care and oral health education to the public. AGD members stay up-to-date in their profession through a commitment to continuing education. Founded in 1952, the AGD is the second largest dental association in the United States, and it is the only association that exclusively represents the needs and interests of general dentists. A general dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, management, and overall coordination of services related to patients’ oral health needs. For more information about the AGD, visit www.agd.org.
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What makes you different from Dr. John Doe down the street? Do you specialize in anything or are you very confident in any of your skills? Set your business apart from other dentists. Find something that screams your name and it doesn’t necessarily have to do with dentistry. Get creative with what represents you, the office and your staff. Soultions: The bottom line is procedural fees are one of the most important parts of your business. Setting the right combination of price, value and service often can be hard to master. If you do not at least check your fees on an annual basis, you are doing yourself a big disservice as a business owner. Annual and even bi-annual evaluations of fees in your geographic area are essential in maintaining your competitive edge (and profit). You could be losing tens of thousands per year because of inadequate fees. Make sure your fees consistently adjust to the economy or you will soon find yourself overworked and out of business. There is absolutely no merit in regards to patients being upset by fee increases. Patients across the board are forced by all insurance companies to pay more out of pocket and insurance has shifted for the worst. In my opinion, dental insurance companies have taken a “short term solution” as a cure for the long term problem. Because of this trend with insurance staying stagnate or reducing reimbursement, coupled with the cost of business continuing to rise, there will be a point where the cost will surpass any profit. There is no doubt if this continues much longer, there will have to be major reform in the dental insurance industry. Ryan A. Davis MBA, BAPA “Providing detailed and effective business solutions to dental practices across the NW”. For a free consultation regarding your practice please contact us @ 360-597-6005 or email email@example.com. Selected Works 1975. Equality and Efficiency, the Big Tradeoff. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution. 1983. Economics for Policymaking: Selected Essays of Arthur M. Okun. Edited by Joseph A. Pechman. Cambridge: MIT Press.
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Crestal Approach Sinus Kit
SINUS LIFT KIT Hiossen's Crestal Approach Sinus KIT (CAS-KIT) is specifically designed to easily and safely lift the membrane in the maxillary sinus from a crestal approach. The key component of the CAS-KIT is the CAS-Drill. The unique design of the CAS-Drill enhances convenience and safety of maxillary sinus surgery by; safely lifting the membrane while drilling, precision cutting, flexible cutting speed from low to high speed (800rpm), formation of conical shaped bone chip, generation of bone particles, smooth & stable insertion, easy path correction and septum surgery.
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The 5 P’s of Preparedness
Every industry has them: acronyms. Most of the acronyms are useless and many are too complicated to remember. Fire departments and emergency services are loaded with them. I am a KISS system guy: “Keep it Simple, Stupid”. When I think of pre-paredness, I always go back to one of the few acronyms I can remember and think is useful, The 5 P’s of Preparedness: “Prior Practice Prevents Poor Performance”. As the Owner of HeartStart Medical, I have been teaching Emergency Medical Preparedness for over 20 years. As an instructor, I have been to many offices and seen many different levels of emergency preparedness. I think the key to how well you and your staff handle a medical emergency is in the attitude of the boss, the dentist. The only problem with this is that medical emergencies come along so seldom that it is easy to take them lightly. How hard can it be? It’s only 5-6 minutes until the EMTs arrive. We will figure it out.
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To be honest, in a good majority of emergencies, that will probably get you by. But what about the serious ones were a patient’s emergency is serious and potentially life threatening and every minute matters? This is where your “Prior Practice” will make all the difference, and I’m not talking about your CPR class that you took 2 years ago. The ability of each and every office to handle an emergency well is completely within your grasp. It will simply require a slight attitude change. When I teach, one of the first things I ask an office is this: how many times in the last 2 years have you gone over your procedures for handling medical emergencies? Usually it’s one of two answers: none, or yesterday before this class. This usually brings a smile to my face, because it’s honest. Imagine if you took the same approach to a dental procedure? Your patients are like your extended family. Be honest and ask yourself if you would be comfortable treating your family
this way. When all is said and done I want each of you to feel proud of the quality of care you provided and know that you could defend your performance. So how do we get there? Simply said, you need to prioritize the amount and frequency of your practice. I’m not talking about hours. I’m talking about minutes; approximately 15-20minutes,every4-6months. Youwould be surprised what a difference it makes to go over your communication, expectations and your hands- on practice. Your hands-on
practice should entail everything from equipment familiarity and function to the Preparedness continued on page 16
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Review of Facial Aesthetics: Clinical Applications of BOTOX & Dermal Fillers in the Dental Practice with Live Demonstration
Dr. Tim Hess May 3, 2013 9:00 – 4:00 PM 7 CDE Credits
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Botox: Lecture and Clinical Demonstration Dr. Tim Hess
Friday, May 3, 2013 9:00 – 4:00 PM 7 CDE Credits
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Review of Facial Aesthetics: Clinical Applications of BOTOX and Dermal Fillers in the Dental Practice with Live Demonstration
The term “cosmetic” is often attached to the word “dentistry”. The teeth are the picture and the gums, lips and face are their frame. True aesthetic dentistry must take these structures into consideration. Aesthetic based products such as BOTOX™ (Botulinum Toxin) and Juvederm® (Dermal Fillers) are being utilized by many health care professionals. These are reversible procedures and products that have been extensively studied and utilized on millions of patients. Compared to dental procedures, these products have low morbidity and mortality. The DDS or DMD’s extensive training and knowledge of the anatomy of the head and neck make them the ideal doctors to provide these treatments. This presentation will introduce and expand the dentist’s knowledge of BOTOX™ and Dermal Fillers. The dentist will be able to make an informed decision whether to incorporate these procedures into their practice.
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Course objectives: Review of head and neck anatomy. Presentation of the concepts of facial aesthetics. Discussion of the physiology and pharmacology of BOTOX™ and Dermal Fillers. History of the uses and safety of aesthetic products. Applications of BOTOX™ and Dermal Fillers in the dental practice. Live demonstration of BOTOX™ and Dermal Fillers. Type ADA and AGD Member
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About our Presenter
Timothy Hess, DDS, MAGD, is a general dentist practicing in Auburn, WA. Dr. Hess is a 1994 graduate of University of Washington, an Affiliate Instructor in Restorative Dentistry and the Director of the Tucker Institute at the University of Washington. Dr. Hess lectures and presents hands-on courses in Washington State for BOTOXand Dermal Filler therapy. He has been published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants and Operative Dentistry. He has lectured at the American Dental Association Annual Meeting, the Academy of General Dentistry Annual Meeting, the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference and the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics. He currently lectures on implant failures due to restorative techniques and materials. He is a Member of the BC Comprehensive Dental Treatment Seminar, Academy of Richard V Tucker Study Clubs, Academy of Operative Dentistry, Pierre Fauchard Honour Society, International Team of Implantology, DOCS Sedation, Spear Faculty Club, SKCDS Council Treasurer and a Member of the WSDA House of Delegates.
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AG D GOVER N ME N T R ELATI ONS ACTI VI TI ES Legislative Visits Pay Off
Getting to know your legislators is easier than you think. Just ask Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Region 6 Director Richard Dycus, DDS, MAGD, and his wife, Patty Dycus, PhD. Dr. Dycus and his wife recently served on the host committee for a fundraiser honoring U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.). Dr. Dycus and his wife also attended fundraisers for other Tennessee legislators, including Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.), state Rep. Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville), state Sen. Charlotte Burks (D-Gainesboro), and state senate candidate Mark Green, (R-Clarksville). “If you are able, I encourage you to get involved with fundraisers. In this political year, we can make a big difference collectively,” says Dr. Dycus. “As a percentage of the voting population, very few of us ever get involved in this way. If you are able to get involved on this level, the candidate will remember you.” And that connection could come in handy down the advocacy road. To help encourage other AGD members with their advocacy efforts, Dr. Dycus will be leading two sessions at the AGD’s 2012 Leadership Conference in Chicago, “Intervene and Stop a Legislative Crisis Before It Begins “ on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and “Getting Checkbook Members Involved in Advocacy” on Nov. 17, 2012, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. These sessions will focus on key advocacy issues and constituent member involvement. For more information on either session or the conference itself, visit www.agd.org/about/governance/LC/ or call 888.243.7392, ext. 5405.
Left to right: State Rep. Ryan Williams (R-Tenn.); Richard Dycus, DDS, MAGD; Patty Dycus, PhD; and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) In additional advocacy efforts, during the AGD’s Government Relations Conference in April 2012, Washington AGD (WAGD) board member Kishore Shetty, DDS, MAGD, invited Rep. Rick Larsen (R-Wash.) to visit his office and Rep. Larsen did just that. According to Dr. Shetty, “During his visit to my office, I got to talk with Rick about community water fluoridation and he is an ardent supporter,” he said, “So this was very helpful.” For more information on next year’s Government Relations Conference, contact email@example.com.
U.S. Rep. Rick Larson (D-Wash.) with Merlyn Gustaffson, RDA, dental assistant at the dental practice of Kishore Shetty, DDS, MAGD.
Summer Break = Legislator Visits!
Left to right: House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.); Patty Dycus, PhD; Richard Dycus, DDS, MAGD; and Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.)
The U.S. Congress is on summer break until Sept. 10, 2012. This is the perfect opportunity to invite your Congressional leader to visit your office and see your dental team in action. The AGD can provide you with a sample letter for inviting your U.S. senator or representative to your office. These letters can be customized with your practice information and then sent to your legislator via fax or email.
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If you need contact information for your local legislators, please contact the AGD’s Government Relations staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to also let the AGD Government Relations staff know of any legislative visits you have scheduled. Don’t forget to offer an invite to your local media, too; coverage of your meeting with a legislator is newsworthy. During your meeting, be sure to take pictures to share with AGD Headquarters staff and your local constituent leaders. Your photos can be used in your constituent newsletter or posted to your practice’s website and other social media outlets.
Advocacy Fund Success
Members of the North Carolina AGD, with support from the AGD Advocacy Fund, were instrumental in promoting the passage of Senate Bill 655, legislation that requires closer monitoring of corporate dentistry in North Carolina. The bill, which was signed into law by Gov. Bev Perdue on July 19, 2012, imposes new restrictions on dental management companies—which many dentists contract with for marketing, scheduling, staffing, and other services— preventing them from exerting control over dental practices beyond providing business support services. According to the June 11, 2012, edition of State Net Capitol Journal, “The measure has drawn national interest in part because dental management companies have become a favored investment choice of private equity firms, which have put money into at least 25 such companies over the last decade. Half of the companies that have raised over $1.1 million to defeat North Carolina’s SB 655 are backed by private equity groups….” The article also confirms that at least “five other states are taking a close look at the business practices of dental management companies, also called dental service organizations, or DSOs. Texas officials have already cut off Medicaid payments to one firm, All Smiles Dental Center Inc., owned by Chicago-based Valor Equity Partners, over allegedly ‘excessive’ and ‘inappropriate’ orthodontic care, according to a bankruptcy filing by the company last month.”
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Dr. Joel Berg takes over as Dean Declaring his intent to lead broad, fundamental change, Dr. Joel Berg became the 13th Dean of the UW School of Dentistry on Aug. 15. In his first message to students, faculty and staff, Dean Berg said one of his most important goals was to establish a distinct culture at UWSOD. “Our most important function is to produce outstanding dentists. Everything follows from that,” he said, listing other key elements of this culture: • “We all work together – across departments and programs and clinics – in an organized and efficient way.” • “We embrace necessary change and a spirit of discovery – not just in research or the clinic or the classroom, but in everything we do, including administration.” Alumni and dental community leaders indicated that Dr. Berg would have their strong support as he began his tenure. “I think Joel brings with him a very broad community including business, political, academic and organized dentistry,” said Dr. Doug Walsh, Past President of the Washington State Dental Association and President of the Dean’s Club Board of Trustees. “He is the right dean to innovate, inspire and make sure the University of Washington School of Dentistry continues to be the premier dental school in America.” “He has the unique blend of clinical, managerial and research experience combined with a vision to guide the School of Dentistry to new heights,” said Dr. Bryan Edgar, President of the UW Dental Alumni Association and Secretary-Treasurer of the WSDA. “The external practicing community are very supportive of Dr. Berg’s vision for the future.” Dr. Berg assumed the deanship from
“If we want to be a true leader, we should be looking at what we need to do to create the dentist of 2025.” —Dean Joel Berg Dr. Tim DeRouen, who served as Interim Dean for the 2011-12 academic year after Dr. Martha Somerman resigned to become director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. The new Dean, a board-certified pediatric dentist and active researcher, came to the UW in 2003 from Philips Oral Healthcare, where he had been Vice President of Clinical Affairs since
2000. Previously he was head of the Scientific Department of ESPE Dental AG and, before that, Vice President for Research and Development at IONOSAmerica Inc. He was also director of the Postgraduate/Residency Program in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Texas, Houston. At the UW, Dean Berg chaired the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, where his signature achievement was the creation of The Center for Pediatric Dentistry, which opened in September 2010 at Magnuson Park in Seattle. The new home of Pediatric Dentistry is a state-of-the-art facility designed to be a model of patient care, dental education and research. In addition, it expanded the School of Dentistry’s physical footprint by about 16 percent, freeing up much-needed space for other clinics. Dean Berg is Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and holds the Lloyd and Kay Chapman Chair for Oral Health. This year, he assumed the presidency of the Ameri-
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can Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He declared his intent to continue clinical practice as Dean, saying he planned to devote one day every other week to patient care at The Center. “I believe we remain one of the country’s premier schools of dentistry, but I hope for even more,” Dean Berg said in his initial message to the School. “I want UWSOD to be regarded as the absolute and unquestioned national leader in every aspect: clinical education, patient care, research and innovation.” Dean Berg said he would immediately focus on two areas: clinical operations and curriculum. He said that task forces are being appointed to evaluate those areas and make recommendations. The task forces will create plans over a period of about one year, he said, issuing interim reports about halfway through. Their final reports will include an implementation plan with phases and timelines. Dean Berg also said the School’s annual faculty retreat at the end of the year would be organized with a view toward “having the end in mind.” “We’ll be thinking about the design of the ideal dentist of the future – and that how we proceed in each way must add to the vision of this dentist,” he said. “If we’re going to sustain our excel-
“He is the right dean to innovate, inspire and make sure the University of Washington School of Dentistry continues to be the premier dental school in America.” —Dr. Doug Walsh, Past President, Washington State Dental Association lence, we need to make major changes in our clinical systems,” he said. Both clinics and curriculum will be deeply affected by new dental accreditation requirements, which will push dental schools toward more interprofessional education, along with other changes. “If we want to be a true leader, we should be looking at what we need to do to create the dentist of 2025,” Dean Berg said. The School also must focus more
Shortly before becoming Dean, Dr. Berg joins Interim Dean Tim DeRouen at an Executive Committee meeting.
closely on process management – “How we do things” – and rethink many of its administrative functions, he said. “It’s good for our departments to have distinct identities for academic and clinical purposes and affiliations with professional dentistry. But our whole School is smaller than just one UW School of Medicine department like Pediatrics – it doesn’t make sense for us to go on operating the way we have,” he said. “We need to think about how we can be more centralized in finances, purchasing, human resources and other areas, and act as one unit.” Dean Berg said he planned to begin meeting quickly with small groups of faculty and staff to discuss his vision for the School and hear their views. He also said that there would be student representation on the curriculum and clinical task forces. “I want everyone’s voice to be heard,” he said. The Dean pledged to strengthen the School’s ties with alumni and the rest of the dental community, promising to be an active and visible presence. “We have a fantastic resource here, with some of the most loyal, passionate alumni of any dental school in the country. They have a personal stake in our success, and I want them to know how important their support is to me.” The School will be reaching out in other directions as well, Dean Berg said. “We also have a great resource in the UW itself. This is one of our country’s premier institutions of research and development, and we should be looking for more opportunities to collaborate on research and education with other parts of the university.” In addition, he said, the School will seek more ways to work with the dental and general business communities. “I think we all know by now that the old levels of state funding just won’t be coming back anytime soon, if ever,” he said. “But if we can be creative and innovative in forging new partnerships, we can still do amazing things.”
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Sometimes Dreams Need Action I know there are “check list” readers out there who gratify themselves during the day by checking off their written tasks. I know because I’m one of them. Others need the list simply to help them remember to do things. I’m that person also! Whatever the reasons, lists can play a vital role in our daily lives, even for our entire life. Thirty –two years ago I set some personal and professional goals for myself. Like most of you, I have used these goals, not so much as a must do “bucket list”, but as a road map to keep me on course. Will I completely achieve everything on this list? I hope not because that would mean I sold myself short. Have I achieved a majority of the goals listed? Yes, but I’m far from done. Goals such as getting married, having children, owning a big house/ fancy cars or having plenty of friends are all worthy achievements; however, they don’t really stretch you. I wanted to set some tougher challenges. I even wrote down some goals of integrity where price tags don’t exist. The idea is to set loftier goals that seem unachievable. Remember, these are private “for your eyes only” goals. To this day I’ve never shared my goals with anyone … not even my wife. Upon reflection, I’ve had a wonderful ride. As I near the day when I retire my hand piece, my attention is focused more and more on my goals of doing things so others can “enjoy their ride”. I actually wrote “I would like
to exit the profession better than I found it” where I’m speaking primarily to the next generation of dentists. Will they enjoy the freedoms we had in being independent practitioners? Will they be able to practice in the style and pace best suited for the production of excellent dentistry? As WAGD CDE chair and your Region 11 Trustee (also WSDA Board Member), tell me what you need, want and desire. Tell me what you dream for. I will fight to protect your profession and fulfill your dreams. So, if you haven’t yet set written goals for yourself, I might suggest you do so. Use your imagination and dream big. Take control! Remember, never put the keys to your happiness in someone else’s pocket. When you come to the end of your road, there should be no regrets. A life well lived has benefitted others. Respectfully submitted, Gary E. Heyamoto, DDS, MAGD, LLSA
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idiosyncrasies of your office. I recently taught a class for Dr. Susan Hollinsworth in Kent. Here is what she had to say: “I have taken many CPR classes over the years, but never one in my office. I thought I had it down fairly well, but I was wrong. Going over our own equipment and simulating an emergency we had to respond to show highly recommend HeartStarts course for every dental office…in fact I would say it’s a must!” Dentists are required to complete health care provider basic life support certification by WAC 246-817-720 (http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default. aspx?cite=246-817-720).
This training is distinct from the layperson CPR training typically offered for free by fire departments. While this recommendation is very much appreciated, it simply shows how one office with a little bit of awareness of what to expect in a real emergency can prepare themselves properly to handle a medical emergency in a manner they can be proud of. If you would like help getting your office prepared please feel free to call HeartStart Medical at 360-201-4105 or visit our website at HeartStartMedical.com. Follow the e-mail link and we will be happy to e-mail you a free emergency preparedness check list to use at your next staff meeting. Sincerely, James Moquin Owner HeartStart Medical 360-201-2052 HeartStartMedical@msn.com
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Contemporary Solutions for Restorative Dentistry
Academy of General Dentistry Regional Lecture Series
Michael Koczarski, DDS Dr. Koczarski received his DDS degree from the University of Washington in 1989 and, in addition, received the Alpha-omega award for graduating first in his class. Dr. Koczarski completed training in aesthetic dentistry from Drs. Bill Dickerson and Larry Rosenthal at the Baylor Aesthetic Continuum, and in February 1997, graduated from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Dr. Koczarski's commitment to excellence in patient care and state of the art techniques led him to instruct several live patient hands-onprograms across the country. To provide a conduit for sharing his passion for esthetic dentistry, Dr. Koczarski founded PAC-live and the Northwest Aesthetic Continuum in 1999, live patient hands on training programs. Dr. Koczarski and Hornbrook founded "The Hornbrook Group," traveling across the country teaching the art and science of cosmetic dentistry to the profession. Dr. Koczarski has published numerous articles on esthetic dentistry and is the past editor and current editorial board member of the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry. He maintains a private practice in Woodinville, Washington, emphasizing esthetic dentistry.
Everyday Dentistry Just Got Better Contemporary Solutions for Restorative Dentistry provides attendees with practical insights and guidelines for creating exceptionally esthetic and functional direct and indirect restorations. Using today’s state-of-the-art curing lights, cements, direct composites, and high strength all-ceramic materials, instructors clarify the nuances of restorative protocol that contribute to clinical success and patient satisfaction. Accurate treatment planning will be discussed and supplemented by illustrations of successful case examples. Additionally, instruction will focus on incorporating proven technologies, materials and techniques that will be easy to implement into your daily routine.
Learning Objectives: • Apply and use direct and indirect restorative options for conservative smile restorations • Incorporate appropriate adhesive and cementation protocol specific to the restorative material and indication • Properly use today’s state-of-the-art polymerization technologies to achieve superior results • Understand concepts, guidelines, and techniques for tooth preparation for high strength all-ceramic restorations • Apply knowledge of proper finishing and polishing instrumentation for direct and indirect restorations to ensure functional and esthetic predictability posterior composites
Speaker: Dr. Michael Koczarski Fee: AGD Member Dentists=$149, Staff with AGD Member Dentist=$75, Non-AGD Member Dentist=$199, Staff with Non-AGD Member Dentist=$175 Included with Registration: Light Breakfast & Lunch Date: Friday, March 8th, 2013 Time: 9:00-4:00pm (6 hours CE) 1 hour lunch Registration: 8:00 a.m. Credits: 7 Location: Portland Marriot City Center- River Ballroom 520 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 • 503-226-6300 Block Room Rate $129 for standard room under "Region 11 Academy of General Dentistry" Parking Not Included with Tuition-$32 Overnight and $16 Daily Parking Register: Contact Valerie Bartoli 253-306-0730 or email@example.com Online Registration Available: www.washingtonagd.org
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BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers for the Dental Professional Thanks to all who came out for our mini-lecture and live demonstration of BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers in Bellevue last fall. It was a sold-out event with 103 dentists present. Six new dentists signed up to become AGD members due to the interest this class generated. It was obvious that this was a topic our WAGD members were excited about. Our patient was ecstatic with her results. She recently returned from a family reunion in Scotland where her relatives commented that she looked so refreshed and energized. When they asked if she had a face-lift, she looked them in the eye and said “no”
below her eyes and created volume in her mid face. See how the nasolabial folds have been softened as well as the marionette lines.
Can you see in the profile photographs that we have created anterior volume in her cheeks? We also were able to create a more acute nasolabial line angle. Notice in the post-operative profile how the corners of her mouth are not turned down and the “witches’ chin” has been softened. In the future we could treat her pre-jowl sulcus if she wished with more dermal filler.
are. Lastly, this patient did not like the display of black triangles interproximally when she smiled so we reduced the movement of her upper lip to camouflage this prior to periodontal and prosthodontics treatment. Overall, we achieved a nice result that the patient was pleased with. Please remember these materials are safe and reversible. You know the anatomy and with simple training you can be providing these services your patients will love to come in for. If you are interested in more exposure to BOTOX® or Dermal Fillers please don’t miss our next SKCDS/WAGD presentation on May 3, 2013 titled Review of Facial Aesthetics: Clinical Applications of BOTOX and Dermal Fillers in the Dental Practice with Live Demonstration.
Here are some of the before and after photographs. Notice how bright and open her eyes look now. She loves the fullness of When she smiles the “crows’ feet” her lips and the disappearance of the are essentially gone and look at how “smokers’ lines”. Look at how we were smooth her glabella and forehead able to minimize the sunken-in look
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Contact Valerie Bartoli Washington Academy of General Dentistry firstname.lastname@example.org 253-306-0730
When Friday January 18, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM PST Add to my calendar
New Dimensions In Endodontics Speaker-Dr. Alex Fleury Sponsored by Brasseler, Real World Endo & Washington AGD
AGD Member Dentist: $99 AGD Member Staff with DDS: $50 AGD Member UW Dental Student: $50 Non-AGD Member Dentist: $199 Non-AGD Member Staff with DDS: $100 Non-AGD Member UW Dental Student: $99 Parking is not included with registration. Light Breakfast & Lunch is inlcuded with your registration. No refunds will be given 30 days prior to the event due to the demand of this course. Early Registration is encouraged.
Where Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Pioneer Square 612 2nd Avenue Seattle, WA 98104
The lecture segment of this two part presentation will concentrate on two areas. 1) How to incorporate new material science, such as bioceramic technology into your practice and 2) How to perform root canal therapy in such a manner that you actually enhance the long-term prognosis of the tooth. The goal of this program is to have all dentists learn how to perform endodontics in such a manner that they can offer their patients a predictable long-term natural dentition option as an alternative to implants. The hands-on session will provide participants the opportunity to use "Real World Endo " techniques and to witness first-hand, how they will change the way they practice endodontics. The hands-on session will be conducted using either accessed teeth (the preferred method) or blocks. In addition to instrumentation techniques, a demonstration will be done showing how to perform "synchronized hydraulic condensation." Time will also be dedicated to "Preventing the Separation of Rotary Files" and the use of piezo electric ultrasonics will be available at all times.
During the lecture component, attendees will learn: How endodontics can be precision-based. The importance of preserving coronal radicular dentin. The multiple benefits of developing "endodontic synchronicity" between a machined preparation and a master cone. The multiple advantages of performing a constant .04 taper preparation. The new “synchronized hydraulic condensation” technique featuring the use of bioceramic technology. How the use of bioceramics can improve your surgical results. Most importantly of all, how to perform endodontics in such a manner that you do not compromise the longterm retention of the tooth. In fact, learn how to do endodontics so that you actually enhance the long-term prognosis of the tooth. Driving Directions During the hands-on session, participants will learn: How to properly use the EndoSequence file. The correct way to use an ultrasonic, in the pursuit of hidden canals. The ease of use associated with "synchronized hydraulic condensation." How to create synchronicity between instrumentation and obturation. The multiple benefits of bioceramic technology in endodontics.
For the ultimate Real World Experience, attendees are encouraged to bring two to four accessed, extracted teeth. NOTE: In order to participate in this hands-on session, it is necessary to complete the lecture program. PACE Provider #219331
*As a Non-Profit entity, Washington AGD does not endorse, partner or solely support companies, products, speakers or members posting on social sites, but rather recognizes speakers, products and sponsors for their services to our Washington AGD. The views and opinions of the members, speakers or companies expressed on Twitter, Facebook Posts or in Educational Programs, do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Washington AGD.
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General Dentistry & Fellowship Review Course Region 11 Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) April 19 & 20, 2013-Portland, OR
Prepare Yourself Today for the AGD Fellowship
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) - Fellowship (FAGD)
The Region 11 Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) General Dentistry & Fellowship Review Course was designed to provide a refresher in 19 different dental disciplines as well as to assist members in preparing for the AGD Fellowship Exam. This two-day review course, featuring speaker, Dr. Larry Williams, at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, Portland, OR
Tuition: Early Bird Discount before 2-1-13 AGD Member Dentist: $495 Non-AGD Member Dentist: $595 Tuition 2-2-13 & After AGD Dentist: $595 Non-AGD Dentist: $695 Where: Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel 8235 Northeast Airport Way Portland, OR 97220
AGD Fellowship Review Course Tak e advantage of this unique opportunity to refresh your dental knowledge and prepare for the exam with your peers, taking you one step closer to achieving Fellowship within the AGD. Handouts for the General Dentistry & Fellowship Review Courses are provided in electronic versions only; paper copies will not be available at the course. Attendees will be sent a link to access the course materials. It is recommended that attendees either print the handouts or download them to a laptop before attending the course. The Region 11 AGD will provide power strips at the course so laptops can be electronically utilized; however, internet access will not be available at the course.
Driving Directions When: Friday April 19, 2013 at 8:00 AM EDT -toSaturday April 20, 2013 at 5:00 PM EDT Add to my calendar
AGD-Washington AGD Provider ID # 219331 From 6/1/2010 - 5/31/2014 FAGD/MAGD credit approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. As a Non-Profit entity, Region 11 does not endorse, partner, or solely support companies or speakers but rather recognizes their support as providers to our Regional programs.
ADVERTISE IN THE WASHINGTON ACADEMY OF GENERAL DENTISTRY NEWSLETTER
First of all, our thanks to you as a loyal advertiser in The WAGD quarterly newsletter. These publications reach the almost 4500 member dentists practicing in Washington. Here are our 2012-13 Plans: We will publish our quarterly newsletter in November, February, June and September. We’re also offering classified advertising. If you would like to share an article please email email@example.com. Note: We are continuing our popular 5% discount to those who commit to all 4 publications! You will also receive a complimentary copy of the Newsletter. If you have questions, please e-mail our publisher, Bill Newcomer, firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at
503.318.5916 or 360.573.1201
DO YOU HAVE OFFICE SPACE TO LEASE, EQUIPMENT TO SELL, PLACE AN AD IN THE NEWSLETTER.
*Disclaimer The Fellowship Review Course is a review of currently accepted knowledge, techniques and practices in general dentistry. Members may sit for this course as part of their preparation for the Fellowship Exam; however taking this course does not guarantee that a member will pass the exam. Information on the content of the Fellowship Exam is held in strictest confidence, and as such, information regarding the overall content of the exam will not be released during the review course or to the course speakers. Candidates may refresh their knowledge of basic clinical information in the 17 areas of general dentistry covered in the exam by attending the review course. Candidates are expected to draw on their own practical experiences as they take the Fellowship Exam.
Cancellation Policy: Due to the nature of this course, NO Refunds will
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Seating is Limited-Register Today! Valerie Bartoli CEREC Symposium, Friday, May 10, 2013The Washington AGD offers FREE CE! sponsored by Ivoclar Vivadent & PattersonCheck out our upcoming FREE Courses: November 8, 2012 “Smarten Up! Dental
CEREC Symposium, Friday, May 10, 2013
Create Superior Restorations with Smart Materials!” January 24, 2013 “Sedation Dentistry” April 25, 2013 “Esthetic Implant & Periodontal Plastic Surgery”
Parking is NOT Provided with Tuition Light Breakfast & Lunch included with Tuition Patterson Dental Happy Hour Reception
sponsored by Ivoclar Vivadent & Patterson Dental
Premier Speakers: Dr. David Juliani, Dr. Darin O.Bryan, Dr. Rich Rosenblatt, Dr. Michael Skramstad, Dr. Michael Scoles & Keynote Speaker: Sam Martin, Director of Wealth Management! Seating is Limited-Register Today! Note: There is no single course registration available. Participants may take one or more of these sessions! One FEE Covers all Morning & Afternoon sessions!
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT Downtown Bellevue Hyatt
Morning Course Times: 900 Bellevue Way NE, | Bellevue, WA 98004 Keynote Speaker-Sam Martin 9:00am,10:00am (1 Lecture Credit Subject Code: 550)
Premier Speakers: Dr. David Juliani, For Dentists & Staff Dr. Darin O.Bryan, Dr. Rich Rosenblatt, Course #1 CEREC Discovery-10:00am-5:00pm Dr. Michael Skramstad, (6 Lecture Credit Subject Code: 610) Dr. Michael Scoles & Keynote Speaker: For Offices looking at CAD/CAM Sam Martin, Director of Wealth Management! Note: There is no single course registration available. Course #2 CEREC Advanced Training, 10:00am-1:00pm (3 Participation Credit Subject Code: 610) Participants may take one or more of these sessions! *For Offices looking at CAD/CAM For CEREC owners & staff One FEE Covers all Morning & Afternoon sessions!
Join us for this day long event featuring renowned speakers and the latest information on the ground breaking technology. Happy Hour Reception hosted by Patterson Dental! Keynote Speaker "Helping Dentists Make Smart Decisions About Money"! Keynote Speaker: Sam Martin is Director of Wealth Management Services and Advanced Tax Planning and a principal of the Dental Group, LLC / Martin Boyle PLLC / Dental Wealth Advisors LLC. Speaker Line Up: CEREC Discovery- Dr. Dave Juliani & Dr. Michael Skramstad
(Same Course is Offered in the Afternoon)
CEREC Advanced Training–Dr. Darin O’Bryan *For CEREC owners & staff
Join us for this day long event featuring renowned Course #3 CEREC Tips & Tricks, 10:00am-1:00pm speakers and the latest information on the ground (3 Participation Credit Subject Code: 610) breaking technology. Predictable Cementation of CAD/CAM Restorations: Selecting the rightFor CEREC owners & staff CEREC Tips & Tricks-Dr. Rich Rosenblatt *For CEREC owners & staff
Ivoclar Materials-Chet Spivey & Don Bell *For CEREC owners & staff
(Same Course is Offered in the Afternoon)
“Helping Dentists Make Smart Decisions About Money”! Course #4 Predictable Cementation CAD/CAM, 10:00am-1:00pm Keynote Speaker: Sam Martin is Director of Wealth (3 Participation Credit Subject Code: 610) Here Now! Management ServicesRegister and Advanced Tax Planning For CEREC owners & staff and a principal the Dental Group,& Afternoon LLC / Courses!! *One FEEof Covers all Morning (Same Course is Offered in the Afternoon) Martin Boyle PLLC / Dental Wealth Advisors LLC. Lunch: 1:00pm-2:00pm Speaker Line Up: Afternoon Course Times CEREC Discovery- Dr. Dave Juliani & Dr. Michael Skramstad Course #5 CEREC Advanced Training, 2:00pm-5:00pm *For Offices looking at CAD/CAM 3 Participation Credit Subject Code: 610) CREC Advanced Training–Dr. Darin O’Bryan For CEREC owners & staff *For CEREC owners & staff CEREC Tips & Tricks-Dr. Rich Rosenblatt Course #6 CEREC Tips & Tricks, 2:00pm-5:00pm *For CEREC owners & staff (3 Participation Credit Subject Code: 610) Predictable Cementation of CAD/CAM Restorations: For CEREC owners & staff Selecting the right Ivoclar Materials-Chet Spivey & Don Bell Course #7 Predictable Cementation CAD/CAM, 2:00pm-5:00pm *For CEREC owners & staff *One FEE Covers all Morning & Afternoon Courses!! AGD Member Dentist: $395.00 $575.00 after Saturday February 1, 2013 AGD Member Staff with Dentist: $180.00 $280.00 after Saturday February 1, 2013 AGD Dental Student Member: $100.00 $200.00 after Saturday February 1, 2013 Non-AGD Member Dentist: $575.00 $775.00 after Saturday February 1, 2013 Non-AGD Member Staff with Dentist: $280.00 $380.00 after Saturday February 1, 2013 Non-AGD Dental Student: $280.00 $380.00 after Saturday February 1, 2013
(3 Participation Credit Subject Code: 610) For CEREC owners & staff
Happy Hour Reception 5:00pm-7:00pm
Esthetic Implant & Periodontal Plastic Surgery
FREE Course for Washington AGD Members Dr. Vikram Likhari is a Board Certified Periodontist practicing in Bellevue, WA. Dr. Likhari specializes in Esthetic Implant Surgery and Periodontal Microsurgery. Dr. Likhari trained as a Periodontist in Tufts University & was a Research Scientist at the acclaimed Forsyth Institute where he did the research that lead to his Masters degree. Dr. Likhari shares his passion for Implant Dentistry and Periodontics by lecturing to national and international audiences and also teaches in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Washington. Dr. Likhariis excited to share his experience with the members of the Washington AGD, Thursday, April 25, 2013 and show his fellow clinicians how to add a new dimension to their practices. Join us for this FREE Washington AGD member benefit course, Thursday, April 25, 2013. Sponsored by Hiossen & the Washington AGD For WAGD Members: This course is FREE to you as a thank you for your membership. Please note if you do not show for a pre-registered course then there is a $75 No Show Fee for not attending. This No Show fee will be applied to the credit card on file. You must provide a credit card number, expiration date and security code when registering. Failure to submit this information will result in a termination of your registration. The views and opinions of the speaker expressed during the educational programs do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Washington AGD.
Disclaimer *As a Non-Profit entity, Washington AGD does not endorse, partner or solely support companies, products or speakers, but rather recognizes speakers, products and sponsors for their services to our Washington AGD educational programs. The views and opinions of the speaker expressed during the educational programs do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Washington AGD.
Light Breakfast, Lunch are included with your Registration! Happy Hour Reception hosted by Patterson Dental!
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is always exciting and educational.
“STICK to the Basics! The Secrets to Predictable Adhesive Dentistry” Thursday, November 8th, 2012 6:30pm-9:00pm Speaker-Dr. Ed Hewlett Sedation Dentistry Thursday, January 24, 2013 6:30pm-9:00pm Speaker-Dr. Michael Silverman Esthetic Implant Dentistry & Periodontal Plastic Surgery Thursday, April 25, 2013 6:30pm-9:00pm Speaker-Dr. Vikram Likhari How Dentist Can Become Invincible to Lawsuits and Save Thousands in Taxes Thursday, September 19, 2013 6:30pm-9:00pm Speaker-Dale West
Register Online www.washingtonagd.org
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I joined the WAGD as a first year dental student. At my first Lunch and Learn I was absolutely mesmerized by the speaker, Dr. David Keller. He spoke to my class about the profession and the endless opportunities it offers. After six weeks of gross anatomy and the smells of the cadaver lab, a message that was actually about dentistry was quite the breath of fresh air. Upon conclusion of his remarks, I immediately rushed to the front of the lecture hall to sign my name on a membership application. “These are the people I want to be surrounded by,” I thought. Since that day, I have never looked back. My membership in the WAGD has been incredibly beneficial to my education. Here are just a few ways in which the WAGD supports the students: Lunch and LearnsEvery quarter the WAGD hosts a Lunch and Learn for the entire student body. Because of its role in supplying CE for its member dentists, the WAGD has access to speakers with a wide range of skills and experience. The roster of tremendous speakers at our disposal is simply remarkable. A great benefit of having these speakers come to the school is that they are far removed from academia. Their lectures and topics aren’t designed for student instruction, but rather to help the “real life” dentist succeed. The twist in perspective
UW Student Allen Tucker
Leadership TrainingNot long after I became a member of the WAGD, I was offered a position as a student representative on their board of executives. I was invited to attend their board meetings and give input on ways to continue their support for the University of Washington dental students. This position has blossomed into many more learning opportunities. In the near future, I will be attending a leadership retreat with fellow WAGD leaders, as well as attending the AGD National Leadership Conference this fall in Chicago! I am really excited for what the future holds. Mentors and FriendsIt didn’t take long after joining the WAGD to realize what an awesome group of people surrounded me. Their knowledge and experience are always freely shared. I feel more excited about the future than ever, knowing that I have these mentors to guide me throughout my dental career. It is hard for me to imagine where I would be in my dental education without the WAGD.
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What happens when WISHA walks in? It’s no secret that WISHA inspectors are investigating dental offices throughout the state at record numbers. More dental offices were randomly selected for a WISHA inspection in the first three months of this year than were randomly inspected in 2008 and 2009 combined. And, according to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (the folks from Labor and Industries who do the inspecting), they’re not done yet. Being ready when the inspector walks through y our door is crucial. Each regulation has a different mandate and a variety of rules and making sure you’re in compliance can be confusing and frustrating. HARRISBIOMEDICAL has been helping dentists navigate the compliance maze for years. In times like these a call to the “Compliance Company” is a good first step. HARRISBIOMEDICAL
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As one of the country’s leading dental compliance firms since 1989, HARRISBIOMEDICAL™ provides the full range of compliance services including preparation of your written programs, WISHA, HIPAA, AND BLS/CPR staff training, free facility compliance reviews, answers your questions, and expert hands-on support.
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WISHA programs and staff training I think Dr. Weiler needs to handle this one.
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AGD Credit for Study Clubs-Existing or New, Dr. Linda Edgar Wants to Hear from You!! Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) Each year, thousands of continuing education courses are presented by hundreds of program providers—dental schools, dental societies, and companies that specialize in course presentations. Most provide dentists with valuable information that can be successfully integrated into the dental practice. The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) was created to assist members of the AGD and the dental profession in identifying and participating in quality continuing dental education. PACE is an evaluation of the educational processes used in designing, planning and implementing continuing education. Approval by the AGD does not imply endorsement of course content, products or therapies presented, nor does this approval imply that a state or provincial board of dentistry will accept courses for re-licensure. Approved program providers are expected to comply with all relevant state and federal laws. Continuing education offered by approved program providers will be accepted by the Academy for Fellowship/ Mastership credit. PACE reviews and approves program providers, not individual speakers or specific course content. The applicant may be a major unit or department within an institution. To be eligible for Program Approval for Continuing Education the following criteria must be met: 1. The program provider must have offered a planned program of continuing dental education activities for at least 12 months. 2. The program provider must ensure that all courses offered have a sound scientific basis in order to adequately
protect the public. PACE reserves the right to require acceptable substantiation from providers that their courses have a sound scientific basis, proven efficacy, and ensure public safety. 3. The program provider must ensure that the educational methods and the facilities selected are appropriate to accomplishing the stated objectives of each activity. 4. You MUST NOT be representing a company. 5. You cannot provide these courses out of the state of Washington. Contact Dr. Linda Edgar to request a PACE application form. Email email@example.com or call 253-838-9333. There is an application fee: $175 for AGD member, $375 for Non-AGD member. Please make checks out to the WAGD. If you are a specialist, it is not required but it is appreciated if you support the AGD by joining as an associate member. A membership application will be sent with your PACE Approval Application. If a program provider offers courses or programs in more than one state/province, draws a significant number of participants from more than one state/province or offers self-instruction programs, that provider must apply for national approval. The Academy of General Dentistry does not endorse any course content, products, processes, services or therapies presented by AGD PACE-approved providers. The views and opinions of program providers expressed during education programs do not necessarily state or reflect those of the AGD. AGD PACE-approval may not be used for product or program endorsement purposes; nor does it imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry; nor does it imply accreditation of a program. If you have questions, you may email PACE@agd.org, or call AGD headquarters 1-888-243-3368. WAGD PACE Chairperson Linda Edgar, DDS, MAGD 1911 SW Campus Drive, Federal Way, WA 98023 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Insurance Contract Analysis Services Do you know the ramifications of the contract you are about to sign with the dental benefits contractor or insurer? Does the contract you have already signed allow the insurer to recoup payments already made to you? To help you answer these and other questions, the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) launched its contract analysis service in 2007. The contract analysis service is free to AGD members. Understanding third-party contracts is a key element to timely and secure reimbursements for procedures deemed necessary by you, the general dentist. While the ultimate decision whether to sign a contract with a third party insurer is yours, the AGD can assist you by discussing with you the terms of the contract and explaining their ramifications. Does your contract have a “hold harmless” clause that may require you to indemnify costs incurred by the insurance company in defending a suit against it by a patient? Who shall decide if the services you render to your patient are necessary: you or the insurance company? Are the reimbursement schedules of the insurance company dictated by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and, if so, do you have any recourse? If you are an AGD member and have a contract that you would like the AGD to review, please contact the AGD’s Director, Dental Care Advocacy, at 888.243.3368, extension 4973, or email@example.com. You may also use this service if you have received a letter from an insurer requesting repayment of amounts already paid to you for services, or have any other questions or concerns regarding a third party mechanism. To file a complaint about an insurer, please complete a Complaint Reporting Form found in the “advocacy” section of the AGD website. While our services shall not constitute legal advice and shall not replace consultation with your attorney, we hope that you’ll find our services to be a valuable new asset to you and your practice!
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2012 AGD & Washington AGD Membership Application
For more information: Call us toll-free: 888.AGD.DENT (888.243.3368) Or join online: www.agd.org
If you were referred to the AGD by a current member, please note information below:
City, State/Province, or Federal Services Branch
Designation (e.g. DDS, DMD, BDS)
Date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy) Required for access to the members-only AGD website
Do you currently hold a valid U.S./Canadian dental license? q Yes q No _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ License number State/Province Date renewed (mm/yyyy) Type of membership: (check one) q Active general dentist q Active general dentist (Recent graduate in the last four years) q Associate q Resident q Dental student q Affiliate If you are not in general practice, please indicate your specialty: _______________________________ Current practice environment: (Check one) q Solo q Associateship q Group practice q Hospital q Resident q Corporate q Other____________________________ q Faculty _________________________________________________________________ Please indicate institution
q Federal Services ___________________________________________________________________ Please indicate branch
If you are a member of the Canadian Forces Dental Service, please indicate your preferred constituent: q U.S. Military counterpart q Local Canadian constituent
Preferred billing/mailing address: q Business q Home Preferred method of contact: q Email q Mail q Phone q Text
Your AGD constituent is determined by your business address, unless one is not available.
Name of business (If applicable)
Are you a graduate of an accredited* U.S./Canadian dental school? q Yes q No q Currently enrolled
Date of graduation (mm/yyyy)
Are you a graduate of (or resident in) an accredited** U.S. or Canadian post-doctoral program? q Yes q No q Currently enrolled Type: q AEGD q GPR q Other __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Post-doctoral institution State Start date (mm/dd/yyyy) End date (mm/dd/yyyy)
*Official accreditation is given by CODA in the U.S. and CDAC in Canada.
Gender q Male q Female Ethnicity q American Indian q Asian
q African-American q Hispanic q Caucasian q Other
Are you interested in becoming one of the following? q Mentor q Mentee
2012 AGD Headquarters Dues
2012 Washington AGD Constituent Dues
Please check membership type applying for: q q q q q q q q
Active General Dentist ..........$354.00 Associate (Specialist) .............$354.00 Affiliate..................................$177.00 2011 Graduate/ Current Resident .....................$71.00 2010 Graduate ......................$142.00 2009 Graduate ......................$212.00 2008 Graduate ......................$283.00 Dental Student ........................$16.00
Active General Dentist .................$75.00 Associate......................................$75.00 Affiliate ..........................................$0.00 2011 Graduate/ Current Resident ..........................$16.00 2010 Graduate ............................$75.00 2009 Graduate ............................$75.00 2008 Graduate ............................$75.00 Dental Student ..............................$0.00
AGD Headquarters Dues (See above rates) ..........................
Washington Constituent Dues (See above rates) ..................
Total Amount Enclosed: .....................................................
Individuals joining 7/1–9/30 pay half the annual headquarters membership dues. (Does not apply to student, resident, or first year graduate members). Individuals joining 10/1–12/31/11 enjoy membership through the end of 2012. Paid dues will be applied to the upcoming year. Per the Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1993, 1.2 percent of membership dues payment is allocable to the AGD’s lobbying activities and is not deductible as a business expense. Please consult with your financial advisor for detailed information. Dues rates effective until 9/30/12. Contact the AGD or visit www.agd.org for updated rates.
**Accredited AEGD or GPR residencies qualify for the resident membership rate. Official proof of enrollment must be provided to AGD.
AGD Privacy Information The AGD has systems and procedures in place to protect your privacy in relation to the handling of your personal information. The AGD does not collect personal information unless it is necessary to performing one or more of its functions and activities. On occasion, the AGD may collect personal information, but only with your consent or when required to by law. For more information, please visit www.agd.org, or contact the Membership Services Center at 888.AGD.DENT (888.243.3368).
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Expiration date Please print name as it appears on the card I hereby certify that all of the above information is correct, and that by signing this application agree to all terms of membership including completion of 75 hours of continuing education every three years for Active General Dentist and Associate Members.
Return this application with your payment to: Academy of General Dentistry, 211 E. Chicago Ave., Ste. 900, Chicago, IL 60611-1999 For applicants paying with credit cards, fax to: 312.335.3443 (secure fax number)
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Constituent of the Academy of General Dentistry Valerie A. Bartoli, Executive Director
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The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is the only organization exclusively dedicated to serving the needs and interests of the general dentist. Mission The Washington AGD mission is to serve the needs and represent the interests of general dentists, to promote the oral health of the public, and to foster continued proficiency of general dentists through quality continuing dental education in order to better serve the public. *As a Non-Profit entity, Washington AGD does not endorse, partner or solely support companies, products or speakers, but rather recognizes speakers, products and sponsors for their services to our Washington AGD educational programs. The views and opinions of the speakers or companies expressed during the educational programs, do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Washington AGD.
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Sinus Lift Downtown Offi ce ouver Oral Surgery Group 1300 Esther St., Suite 100 Corrective Jaw Surgery Vancouver, WA 98660 you and your staff to attend 360.695.9248 Facial Trauma n open house of our new Park office andVisit surgical suites. us on the web: vancouveroralsurgerygroup.com (off I-5)
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday – 8:00 - 4:30 Emergency cases seen same day.
Vancouver Oral Surgery Staff
Washington Academy of General Dentistry