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Advancing Excellence in Dentistry Newsletter

Issue 31 | June 2014

Hands On Continuing Education

Dental Wealth: To Roth or not to Roth [pg 10] Dude - Dentistry is Really, Really Easy [pg 11] Growth. Through A Better Patient Experience [pg 12]


What’s in this Issue

WAGD Leadership Roster 2014-2015 ......................................................................... 4-5 Upcoming Events ...............................................................................................................6 In The Spotlight: D. Andrew Lewis & Allen Tucker ........................................................7 An Evening to Conquer Oral Cancer ...............................................................................8 Oral Cancer Foundation Walk/Run for Awareness ......................................................9 Dental Wealth: To Roth or not to Roth .........................................................................10 Dude - Dentistry is Really, Really Easy .........................................................................11 Overcoming Insurance Objections ................................................................................12 WAGD Student Member Testimony: Tim Soquet .......................................................13 WAGD Master Track Testimony: Puneet S. Aulakh ....................................................14 Volunteer for Massive Free Health Clinic .....................................................................15 Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) .................................................16 General Dentistry in the Diagnosis and Management of Oral Cancer ................. 17 Pathway to Fellowship 2014-2015 ................................................................................19 Region 11 Academy of General Dentistry Fellowship Review Course ...................20 2014-2015 Mastertrack Program ..................................................................................21 Membership Application ................................................................................................ 22 Thanks to our Sponsors ..................................................................................................23

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Washington AGD Leadership Roster 2014-2015

WAGD President 2013-2015 WAGD CDE Committee Steven L. Thomas, DMD, MAGD

WAGD Editor 2013-2016 Brady Bates, DDS

WAGD President-Elect 2013-2015

WAGD CDE Webmaster WAGD CDE Orthodontic Program Coordinator Puneet S. Aulakh, DDS, FAGD

WAGD Executive Director

WAGD Past President 2013-2015 James O. Cunnington, DDS, FAGD

WAGD Treasurer 2013-2016 Joseph F. Sepe, DDS, FAGD

Region 11 AGD Trustee June 2014

Region 11 AGD Regional Director June 2014 Guy M. Hanson, DDS, MBA, MAGD

Region 11 AGD Executive Director

WAGD CE Chairperson

Valerie Bartoli, ED, CDA

Mastertrack Program Coordinator

Gary E. Heyamoto, DDS, MAGD

AGD President 2013-2014 WAGD PACE Program Approval Representative Linda J. Edgar, DDS, MEd, MAGD

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WAGD Legislative Chairperson at Large Board Member September 2010-2014 Bryan C. Edgar, DDS, MAGD

WAGD Membership Chairperson at Large Board Member September 2011-2015 Kishore Shetty, DDS, MAGD

At Large Board Member September 2013-2016 Scott A. Martin, DDS, FAGD


At Large Board Member September 2013-2016 C/O Membership Chairperson

Himanshu Nigam. DMD

At Large Board Member September 2013-2014 David A. Keller, DDS, MAGD, ABGD

WAGD Dental Care & PIO Chairperson At Large Board Member September 2013-2015 Carl W. Youngquist, DDS, FAGD

At Large Board Member September 2013-2015 Dat P. Glap, DMD

WAGD UW Dental School Advisor Chairperson Ernesto Ricardo Schwedhelm, DDS

WAGD CDE Comittee At Large Board Member September 2013-2015 WAGD Implant Program Coordinator Teresa K. Kang, DDS

WAGD UW Dental School Advisor At Large Board Member September 2013-2015 Tar C. Aw, DDS

WAGD-UW Dental Student Representatives

Jaclyn Hakes Class of 2015

Landon King Class of 2015

Meg Hurd Class of 2017

Rochell Burke Class of 2017

Nicole Voeller Class of 2016

Kooroush Mansourzadeh Class of 2016

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Upcoming Events Washington AGD Board Meetings:

Friday, September 19, 2014 (Annual Meeting & Elections) @ Cedarbrook Lodge, Seattle, WA Friday, November 7, 2014 Location: Virtual Meeting

Washington AGD MasterTrack Sessions:

Thursday-Sunday, September 18-21, 2014 @ Cedarbrook Lodge, Seattle, WA Thursday-Sunday, November 6-9, 2014 @ Cedarbrook Lodge, Seattle, WA

Washington AGD FellowTrack Sessions:

Saturday & Sunday, September 20 & 21, 2014 @ Cedarbrook Lodge, Seattle, WA Saturday & Sunday, November 8 & 9, 2014 @ Cedarbrook Lodge, Seattle, WA

Washington AGD Complimentary Membership Courses:

Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ Cedarbrook Lodge, Seattle, WA Thursday, November 6, 2014 @ Cedarbrook Lodge, Seattle, WA

Washington AGD & Hiossen “Live Patient” Implant Course:

June 20-22, 27 (Live Surgery), 28, 2014 Location: Hiossen Speaker: Jeffrey Rogers, DDS, PS

Washington AGD Orthodontic Session:

Friday & Saturday, July 11 & 12, 2014 @ Dr. Binh Tran’s Office Friday & Saturday, August 1 & 2, 2014 @ Dr. Binh Tran’s Office Friday & Saturday, September 5 & 6, 2014 @ Dr. Binh Tran’s Office Friday & Saturday, October 10 & 11, 2014 @ Dr. Binh Tran’s Office Friday & Saturday, November 7 & 8, 2014 @ Dr. Binh Tran’s Office Friday & Saturday, December 5 & 6, 2014 @ Dr. Binh Tran’s Office

Washington AGD Advanced Orthodontic Session:

Friday & Saturday, July 18 & 19, 2014 @ Dr. Binh Tran’s Office Friday & Saturday, September 12 & 13, 2014 @ Dr. Binh Tran’s Office Friday & Saturday, November 14 & 15, 2014 @ Dr. Binh Tran’s Office

Washington AGD “Evening to Conquer Oral Cancer” Masquerade Gala, Auction & Dinner Friday, October 3, 2014 @ Bellevue Harbor Club, Bellevue, WA

Oral Cancer 5K Awareness Walk & Oral Cancer Screening

Saturday, October 11, 2014 @ Magunson Park, Seattle, WA, Join TEAM WAGD for this fun 5K event!

Academy of General Dentistry Annual Meeting, June 26-29, 2014, Detroit, MI Remote Area Medical, Community Outreach Event, Seattle, WA, October 23-26, 2014

For more information visit:

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In the Spotlight WAGD Membership Spotlight D. Andrew Lewis, DDS, FAGD

Dr. Lewis graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1998 as a recipient of a Naval Academic Scholarship and a commission as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. He was accepted for an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, South Carolina. After graduating at the top of his class, he was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal and assigned as Dental Department Head aboard the USS Sacramento while on deployment to the Western Pacific and Persian (Arabian) Gulf. While on deployment, Dr. Lewis was awarded his Surface Warfare pin for Dental Officers (SWMDO) after displaying significant knowledge of the ship’s systems. Upon his honorable discharge from the United States Navy in 2001, Dr. Lewis pursued private practice in Seattle, Washington. During the past twelve and a half years in private practice Dr. Lewis has earned his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), published in a leading peerreviewed journal, and served as a peer-review editor for the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry as well as the Compendium of Continuing Education in General

Dentistry In addition to these professional achievements, Dr. Lewis has consistently taken opportunity to volunteer his expertise for the education and oral health of children and battered women in his community. He has provided volunteer education to grade-schoolers and free dental care to school-age children in dental pain through Seattle-King County Dental Society’s “Adopt-ASchool” program. As a volunteer with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s “Give Back A Smile” program, Dr. Lewis has provided no-cost cosmetic and restorative dental care for victims of domestic violence. Most recently, after several years of study, Dr. Lewis has achieved the status of “Mentor” at the worldrenowned Kois Center in Seattle, Washington where he will assist in teaching other dentists. The Kois Center is one of the premier advanced post-graduate teaching facilities for dentists around the world. Dr. Lewis has been married for 17 years to his wife and mother of their two children. He is an elder at his church and has served in multiple leadership and teaching positions there over the last 9 years.

2014 AGD Senior Student Dental Award Presented to Allen Tucker, DDS

The Academy of General Dentistry has awarded the 2014 Senior Student Dental Award on Friday, June 6, 2014 to Allen Tucker, DDS. This award has been established to recognize outstanding senior dental students from each dental school in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico who exhibit potential for becoming exceptional general dentists. This AGD award is given to student members in their senior year of dental school who have indicated a desire to practice general dentistry, have maintained an academic scholastic balance between his/her clinical and didactic basis courses of study and are in good academic standing with his/her graduating class. The Washington Academy of General Dentistry was selected to honor Allen for his demonstrated outstanding attributes conducive to exceptional doctor-patient relationships, on Friday, June 6, 2014 during the University of Washington, Honors & Award Ceremonies. Congratulations Allen!

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EVENTS

“An Evening to Conquer Oral Cancer� Masquerade Gala/Dinner & Live Auction

Friday, October 3, 2014 at the Bellevue Westin Hotel, Bellevue, WA Champagne/Wine Welcome & Networking Reception 5:30 PM-6:30 PM Live Music, Dinner & Auction 6:30 PM-10:00 PM. Individual Tickets $125 Proceeds to benefit the Oral Cancer Foundation Emceed by Meeghan Black, Evening Magazine, King 5 News Visit:

www.washingtonagd.org/masqueradegala To Learn More

The Washington AGD wishes to bring awareness to this deadly disease and help to save lives! The success of this event relies heavily on your support and generosity. Please give generously and assist a first class research into action that will truly make a difference in the prognosis of Oral Cancer. The Oral Cancer Foundation is a Non-Profit 501(c)3 organization. Tax Id# 33-0969026 Washington AGD Washington State Charities #28403 *Tickets may be state tax deductible. * Check with your tax advisor

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EVENTS

Oral Cancer Foundation Walk/Run for Awareness

Please join us Saturday, October 11, 2014 for the 3rd Annual Oral Cancer Foundation Walk/Run for Awareness of Seattle at Magnuson Park. Walkers - $25 pre-registration online or $30 day of event Runners - $30 pre-registration online or $35 day of event Children age 6 to 10 - $10; children under 5 are free Oral Cancer Survivors and patients are free.

Start your own fundraising page or create a team. The person who raises the most money over $2,000 on their personal fundraising page will win an iPad Air.

For more information or to register, please visit http://donate.oralcare.org/events/seattle2014

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Dental Wealth To Roth or Not to Roth

Roth IRAs are attractive vehicles and can provide income tax diversification as well as makes an outstanding asset to pass on to younger generations. The main attraction of the Roth IRA (or Roth 401k option) is the tax free build-up of earnings. In a traditional IRA (or 401k) the invested funds grow and compound on a tax deferred basis. When withdrawn in a qualified manner, the funds are taxed at your then current marginal income tax bracket. At age 70.5, the government requires you to begin taking Required Minimum Distributions or RMD’s for short. The RMD is a percentage (starting at about 3.6%) of the prior year principal balance and is increased each and every year, creating more and more taxable income as you age. Roth IRAs are not subject to RMD requirements during your lifetime. This represents another advantage of Roth IRAs.

Roth IRA Funding: You can directly fund a Roth IRA only if your Modified Adjusted Gross Income is below certain levels. For 2014, the ability to fund a Roth IRA is phased out between $181,000 and $191,000 on joint return and between $114,000 and $129,000 on a single return. For many dentists, this precludes a direct Roth contribution.

Roth Conversions:

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restriction was removed, so now, all taxpayers qualify for conversion – even those with very high earnings.

Conversion Math: The computations on whether Roth conversion makes sense for you can be quite complex; however, we can generally say the following: If you are in a high income bracket while actively practicing dentistry and you would expect to be in a similar or (more likely) lower bracket in retirement then as a general rule, Roth Conversion would not make sense while you are actively practicing. Why? Well, who wants to pay tax sooner and at a higher rate – versus years later and at a lower (perhaps much lower) rate. For most dentists, conversion won’t make sense unless an exception applies. One exception might be an unusually low income year (e.g. new office build-out or going back to specialty school).

Indirect Roth Contribution: If your income level precludes you from directly funding a Roth IRA and you have no taxable IRAs, you have an opportunity to make what is called an “indirect” or “back door” Roth IRA contribution. On Day One you make a non-deductible contribution of $5,500 ($6,500 if 50 or better) to a traditional IRA and on Day Two you make a non-taxable conversion to Roth IRA. This works wonderfully, but only if you don’t have (significant) taxable IRAs. The reason is that when you convert, you must treat the conversion as if you are converting a percentage of all traditional IRAs regardless of whether the taxable and non-taxable traditional IRA’s are in separate accounts – therefore picking up taxable income.

If you have taxable traditional IRA accounts and you have a 401k through your practice, you may have the option of rolling the taxable IRA funds into the 401k – and voilà you are now set to make indirect Roth IRA contributions (however, you should review the costs and investment options of the 401k before making this decision). Another fact to know is that spouses IRAs are treated separately under federal tax law. So perhaps one spouse has significant taxable IRA funds and the other has none. That latter spouse could exploit the indirect Roth IRA. The world of Roth versus Traditional in both IRA’s and in 401k Plans can be quite complicated. It is best to evaluate these decisions in the context of your comprehensive (written) financial plan. It is also a very sound idea to work with a tax and investment professional (not just one or the other – both) to make sure you are making the smartest decisions.

Sam Martin is a CPA, CFP® and holds a Masters in Federal Income Tax. Sam is the Director of Personal Wealth Management and Advanced Tax Strategies at the Kirkland based Dental Group Companies including Martin Boyle PLLC (dental CPA’s) DG Advisors (Proactive Tax and Profitability Solutions) and Dental Wealth Advisors – a Registered Investment Advisory. Sam can be reached at 425-216-1612 or mail@cpa4dds.com.


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Dude - Dentistry is Really, Really EASY!! James O. Cunnington, DDS, FAGD When things are tough, or frustrating, or miserable, then I propose that you’ve just bumped into a little clue that here is an opportunity to learn. That’s it, nothing more. Well now, if you don’t buck-up & learn, that’s a whole different kettle of fish. So why ARE you so pig headed at being behaviorally ossified? At this point maybe a psychologist would ask you to check out your relationship with your parents. I admit most of us are stuck with wondering around in life in a virtual fog, & can see only a short way down the road. That’s certainly true for me anyway. But that doesn’t mean it’s not easy. I didn’t postulate however that it’s not hard work. It IS hard work. It’s

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just that this hard work is really, really easy. Think of it like gardening. You get on your hands & knees out in the sultry glare. You pack that grime & slime under your fingernails. And then voila, you ever so slowly transform your mundane weed patch into this glorious maze of color. Easy! Yes, your back will be sore, your muscles will ache all over, you’ll sleep at night like a baby, but what a delight you’ve accomplished. Are you uncomfortable with endo, pedo, ortho, extractions, implants, botox, interpersonal skills, time management, anger management, or anxiety etc? This only means you’re in need of a tool. The proper tool for your particular situation at this time may not be obvious to you right out of the gate. It may require some digging

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to ferret out just the right tool for you. But there is a solution to the challenge. It may take some time, maybe quite a bit of time. You may run down a deadend for a bit, maybe quite a bit. Not to worry. Just like a one year old trying to learn to walk, just pull yourself up – again - and keep on waddling across the room. Easy! So, join the Washington AGD, take on a hundred hours of C.E. annually (cheap stuff is available when you start out), and go after your most pressing challenge. Don’t take on everything at once. One disaster at a time is just fine. The goal is in the process, not the results. Anything worthwhile – like marriage or parenting – is going to require hard work & continual learning. But with the right tools, it’s not only fulfilling, it’s EASY!

Instructor Qualifications Keith M. Phillips received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, a certificate in Prosthodontics with an MSD from the University of Washington and is a diplomat of The American Board of Prosthodontics as well as a Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontics. Keith is currently an affiliate Associate Professor at 4 major Universities. He is also a guest lecturer at the Kois Center in Seattle, WA. He is the a reviewer for numerous journals and is Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Dental Association. *Appproved PACE Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.

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Growth. Through A Better Patient Experience Korey Korfiatis

The more competitive dentistry becomes, the more important it is to implement communications and systems to attract and retain patients

that drives desire and motivates purchasing behaviors. Nordstrom is well aware that earning your loyalty far outweighs the dollars they may lose in returned goods.

Today’s savvy patient has more dental products and dentists to choose from than ever before. This increase in offerings has shifted people from thinking like a “typical” patient to acting like a consumer.

Whether obvious or not, the same applies in dentistry. I realize that consumers cannot return a crown, but certainly you could guarantee fit, look, comfort and against breakage for a reasonable period of time. And I would guess that many of you already do. However, from a consumer perspective we generally have no idea this type of guarantee is offered until it is revealed at the time of the case presentation. This is much too late. It should be promised much earlier in the communications process.

This shift to consumerism requires today’s dentist to place equal value on the business side of dentistry as they do clinical training. Developing a strategy that fosters patient loyalty is the most proactive method to surviving in today’s consumer driven economy. However, while recognizing the need for equal efforts is the first step, implementation is not without significant time and effort. The good news is that many industries have already developed successful road maps for developing unique value propositions and measurable customer experiences. Consider Nordstrom for example. Because we can return items at any time, we are genuinely more confident when we purchase an item regardless of price. We know we can always return it if it doesn’t work out the way we intended. This simple yet powerful value proposition that Nordstrom has implemented is aimed not only at building consumer confidence but also building loyalty and return visits. On a psychological level it goes even deeper, aiming to motivate the place in the consumers’ brain 12

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At my company, we believe that the patient experience can be the basis of a successful long-term business strategy for the practices we serve. This strategy requires our dentists and their teams to analyze their practices from the “outside in” and to view the practice from the patients’ perspective. To help them, we take them through exercises

work with - but it’s an invaluable exercise in unearthing a distinct niche in the market. Once revealed, helping our dental clients deliver the new value proposition helps them to increase market share by providing a basis for attracting and retaining profitable patients who refer likeminded friends and family. Ultimately, the desired experience is made systematic through an actionable plan that likely involves changes in marketing, staff communications, environment and culture. All consumer/patient interactions should be evaluated to establish a clear message. From the moment a patient visits your website to the first appointment, follow-up and retention programs - all efforts should clearly reinforce the experience you want for your patient. I have created a simple 10step guideline to creating an overwhelmingly positive patient experience that you can download for free at:

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that force right brained, non-clinical brainstorming. This can be difficult for the scientific dental minds we

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WAGD Student Member Testimony William Howard Memorial Award Competition

This case taught me the importance of working closely with different specialists and forming a dental team in order to achieve the desired results.

I was fortunate to be able to participate in the William Howard Memorial Award competition at University of Washington School of Dentistry. Throughout my dental education I have learned the importance of treatment planning in order to attain the best results for the patient; the case I presented was no exception and proved to be a great learning experience for me.

As dental students we do not get many opportunities to present our work in a venue other than the dental school, in fact this was my first time presenting work outside the class room. Being able to present to accomplished dentists did make me slightly nervous as the people I was presenting to had significantly more experience than me. However once the presentation was over I felt as though I was being viewed as a peer and no longer a student. It was an honor to have the opportunity to present my work and an even greater honor to be recognized for

my accomplishments while in dental school. I wish to thank the Washington AGD and its board members for organizing this event as well as all of my advisors who provided insight during the treatment of this case.

Tim Souquet, DDS University of Washington School of Dentistry Class of 2014

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WAGD Mastertrack Member Testimony Puneet S. Aulakh, DDS, FAGD

In June 2007, I was two years out of dental school, when for reasons unbeknownst to me now, I decided to open a scratch-start office in Bellevue. I went to dental school in Detroit, had no local connection, and best of all, I had no prior business experience. But, this was dentistry, how hard can it be? The economy was going great, I asked US Bank for a $100,000 loan, they offered me $300,000. After my build-out and setting up my office, I was half a million in debt. I asked what they wanted for collateral, they said don’t worry about it, dentistry is a great field, and everyone does great. Good luck. About a year later I got married, a big Indian wedding with 500 guests. A month after that, Lehman Brothers collapsed. My timing was impeccable. I made sure that the 3-4 patients I had booked every day at least saw each other, so that I would look busy. In retrospect, I should’ve been bankrupt by the end of 2008. As I look back I have a pretty good idea why I survived with all of my naiveté and inexperience. I owe a bid debt to the Washington AGD and to the Mastertrack. More than the lectures, the hands on participation, and the camaraderie between the participants, it was the ability to lean on people in the Mastertrack for advice and guidance. You learn pretty quickly after dental school that not only do you not know a lot, but that there is SO much to learn. Mastertrack 14

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itself, and the people in Mastertrack are the main reason I am here today. They are the reason I am getting my MAGD in Detroit this summer, they are the reason I am involved with the WAGD and the AGD as board member, delegate, and the WAGD president-elect. In order to be a successful dentist you have to have a support structure, people you can ask when you have questions, need guidance, and need advice. Hey, what do you think is the best implant system, or should I buy the Wave 1, or what composite do you use and why. I remember I had a patient come to me with an implant he had placed somewhere in Vietnam. I had no idea what type of implant it was. I sent out an email to the group and I had 5 answers by the end of the day. Dentaltown is great, but its even better when you can ask your colleagues. I always people there are 3 things that made me a better dentist, the WAGD, Dr. Tucker, and Mastertrack. In Aug 2007, I got a flier for Mastertrack and called Valarie Bartoli. I asked her if this would be a good program for a new graduate, my words were, “I don’t want to be the newbie with a bunch of old guys.” She laughed and assured me that I would be just fine and that they have a great group of people in the class and it would be good to learn from all of them. She told me I wouldn’t regret it. Boy, was she right. The first person I met was Steve Thomas (our current WAGD

President). I asked him if he was Tim Hess (currently the head of Tucker Institute, lecturing nationwide on Implant failure and teaching Botox to dentists). There was Linda Edgar (current AGD national president), her husband, Bryan Edgar (please see attached 10 pages of CV). Gary Heyamoto (see 15 pages of CV), Scott Martin (best Endodontist ever), Binh Tran (currently teaching Ortho for the WAGD). And other great people such as Joe Sepe, Doug Smith, Esther Minh, Gary Pape, Wendy Crisafulli, Teresa Kang, Lisa Buttaro, Randy McLeary, Tammy Eckart, and Ted Bear. I had these great people as my colleagues and mentors. They helped guide me to be who I am today. If you are thinking about taking Mastertrack this fall and are not really sure if you can take the necessary time off, or are unsure about the lectures, or unsure if it is a worthwhile. I can tell you without a doubt you will not regret it. Feel free to call or email me anytime if you want to know more. I could keep writing, but I know the 2 of you that are still reading this are tired, and I apologize for rambling. I was in Mastertrack for 5 years and look forward to rejoining the group this fall. See you there.

Puneet S. Aulakh, DDS, FAGD WAGD President-Elect 2013-2015 WAGD CDE Webmaster WAGD CDE Orthodontic Program Coordinator


VOLUNTEERISM

Volunteers Needed for a Massive Free Health Clinic at Seattle Center Save the Dates: October 23 & 26, 2014 Washington Academy of General Dentistry is joining with more than 25 other organizations from around the State of Washington to host a massive free health clinic to treat underserved and vulnerable populations, as well as connect them to area resources that can enable continuity of care. In partnership with the non-profit, humanitarian organization Remote Area Medical (RAM), and under the guidance of local colleagues Dr. Jeffrey Parrish, Dr. Michael Karr and Dr. Carl Youngquist, the clinic aims to fully-staff 60 dental operatories per day. Although this is the first time RAM has been invited to our state, they are not new to operating large-scale, volunteer-driven clinics. RAM was founded in 1985 and initially focused on providing healthcare access to people in remote areas of the world such as Haiti and Guyana. In 1992, they were invited to hold a clinic in Appalachia and from there other rural and urban areas began requesting their support. RAM has since held over 700 clinics in the United States and served over 500,000 patients.

A clinic such as this is a true collaboration between RAM and a Host Community. RAM provides a tremendous amount of infrastructure, especially in dental and vision areas. Then they follow the lead of the local professionals, selected by the Host Community, who determine most of the healthcare offerings and protocols, as well as manage the on-site delivery of care. Add to that the generosity and dedication of over 300 dental, vision, medical and support volunteers each day, and a clinic can make an incredible contribution to the lives of many people in need, as well as to our community. We encourage you to be a part of the October clinic! RAM provides everything the volunteer dental professional needs including the dental equipment, tools, medicines, and chairs. We’ll also provide meals and parking. All you do is show up and help and we take care of the rest. The clinic needs Dentists, Oral Surgeons, Hygienists, Dental Assistants and Dental X-Ray Techs, so feel free to bring your staff. Volunteer for one day or all four, we’d greatly appreciate your participation. Don’t forget to encourage other dental colleagues to join you.

For more information visit www.seattlecenter.org/RAM Online registration is open. Please visit:

www.ramvolunteers.org

Seattle/King County Clinic Host Community as of February 14, 2014 American Red Cross | Bastyr University | Coca-Cola | Group Health | King County | King County Nurses Association |Medical Teams International | Public Health – Seattle & King County | Seattle Center | Seattle Center Foundation | Seattle Department of Neighborhoods | Seattle Fire Department | Seattle Human Services | Seattle Parks and Recreation | Seattle Public Utilities | Seattle-King County Dental Society | Swedish | United Way of King County | UW Medicine | UW School of Dentistry | UW School of Public Health | Washington Academy of General Dentistry | Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians | Washington State Dental Association | Washington State Dental Hygienists’ Association | Washington State Nurses Association | Washington State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons washingtonAGD.org

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CONTINUING EDUCATION

Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) AGD Credit for Study Clubs, existing or new, Dr. Linda Edgar wants to hear from You. 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 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 been 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 drlinda@edgardentistry.com or by phone 253-838-9333. There is an application fee $175 for AGD member, $550 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.

Linda Edgar, DDS, MAGD

Washington AGD PACE Chairperson Email: drlinda@edgardentistry.com 1911 SW Campus Drive, Federal Way, WA 98023

The Academy of General Dentistry does not endorse any course content, products, processes, services or therapies presented by AGD PACEapproved 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.

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WAGD Newsletter | June 2014


CONTINUING EDUCATION

Fortifying the Front Line: General Dentistry in the Diagnosis and Management of Oral Cancer Complimentary Course for Members of the Washington Academy of General Dentistry Thursday, September 18, 2014 Speakers: David Dean, DDS & Resident Oral Medicine Department, University of Washington and Eric Statler, Stage 4 Oral Cancer Survivor & Advocate Subject Code: 730 Credit Hours: 2.5 hours (Lecture) Time: Dinner 6:00 PM Course: 6:30 PM-9:00 PM Tuition: FREE for Washington AGD Members. Non-AGD Members $199 Registration for Dentists, Staff & Spouses are available online at: www.washingtonagd.org Registration for this event is required. No Walk-Ins or Guests Please! Location: Cedarbrook Lodge, 18525 36th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98188

Course Outline: • • • • • • • • •

General review of head/neck & soft tissue examination “Red flags” in exam and history taking What to tell patients who ask why the dentist is checking their neck for lumps and bumps Oral cancer risk factors and epidemiology (including what we know and don’t know about the role of HPV) Assessment of oral pre-malignant lesions (OPMLs) Adjunctive diagnostic tools in assessment and monitoring of OPMLs and how they might be used effectively in daily practice Dental management of patients diagnosed with oral cancer throughout therapy: ○ pre-operative treatment planning and stabilization ○ caries prevention ○ xerostomia/hypo salivation ○ considerations post-radiation therapy ○ key points for follow-up examination.

Dr. David Dean is an Acting Assistant Professor in the department of Oral Medicine at the University Of Washington School Of Dentistry and a clinical attending at UW and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. A lifelong Husky, he received his BS, DDS, and MSD at Washington. During his oral medicine training he completed his master’s thesis and a clinical fellowship at SCCA. As a student researcher, Dr. Dean was involved in several projects under the direction of Dr. Edmond Truelove which focused on the utility of adjunctive diagnostic techniques in the assessment of oral mucosal lesions. Their study on narrow-band fluorescent imaging of the oral mucosa in routine dental patients was published in General Dentistry in 2011. Dr. Dean’s current research focuses on the relationship of oral health to post-treatment outcomes in hematopoietic cell transplantation. Dr. Dean previously practiced as a general dentist in Tukwila, WA and is an active member in the AGD.

Not a Member Yet? Join today at www.agd.org Save the Date! Additional Upcoming Complimentary Courses for Washington AGD Members Thursday, November 6, 2014 “Logistics of sedation dentistry”, Mostafa Norooz, DDS, FAGD, FICOI, FDOCS Thursday, January 22, 2015 “Treating Post Orthodontic Black Triangles”, David Clark, DDS washingtonAGD.org

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New Graduate Professional Liability Insurance Coverage, Compliments of the AGD

Available Exclusively to Qualified AGD Member Dental School Graduates and Residents* As you look ahead to completing your dental education program and entering practice, now is the time to start thinking about how to protect your professional and financial future. Fortunately, the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) has you covered. Enroll today in AGD New Graduate Professional Liability Insurance Coverage to receive up to 12 months of coverage at no cost to you*—simply visit www.agd.org/NewGrad to sign up! Coverage is available through Dentist’s Advantage, an AGD Member Savings & Offers program participant and Lead Corporate Sponsor. Program benefits include: • Unparalleled financial security • Comprehensive risk management support • A legal team specialized in dental malpractice • A dedicated claims consultant • Personalized claims management • Possible premium credits beyond your first year of practice Visit www.agd.org/NewGrad today to secure the professional protection and financial savings you should have for your first year of practice!

888.778.3981 Not an AGD member yet? Join today at www.agd.org/ DA2014 to take advantage of this exclusive offer, as well as the AGD’s many other member benefits. *The cost of coverage is assumed by the AGD. Policy coverage is effective May 1, 2014, through April 30, 2015, for qualified applicants who enroll by April 30, 2014; for those who sign up after this date, coverage applies from the enrollment date through April 30, 2015. Qualified applicants must graduate from an accredited U.S. or Canadian dental school or complete an accredited U.S. or Canadian general dentistry residency program between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2014; be entering their first year of licensed dental practice in the U.S.; be an active AGD member at the time of enrollment; and maintain active AGD membership through Dec. 31, 2014.

Dentist’s Advantage is a division of Affinity Insurance Services, Inc.; (AR 244489); in CA & MN, AIS Affinity Insurance Agency, Inc. (CA 0795465); in OK, AIS Affinity Insurance Services, Inc.; in CA, Aon Affinity Insurance Services, Inc., (0G94493), Aon Direct Insurance Administrators and Berkely Insurance Agency and in NY, AIS Affinity Insurance Agency.


CONTINUING EDUCATION

Pathway to Fellowship 2014-2015 Advancing Excellence in Dentistry

Course Schedule: September 20 & 21, 2014 Occlusion & Myofasical Pain November 8 & 9, 2014 Endodontics January 24 & 25, 2015 Implants & the integration with Galileos Pathway to Fellowship is a interdisciplinary hands-on education targeted towards new dentists looking for a perfect opportunity to educate themselves and start their progress toward the Fellowship in the AGD. This quality CE program offers opportunities to interact and learn from our seasoned MasterTrack Study Club! Program topics are carefully selected to fit the interests of the progressive dentist and the fast changing dental landscape.

Fellowship Program The Fellowship program will meet four times a year on Saturday & Sunday starting September 2014 each session will offer 12+ credits and as a added bonus each session runs concurrently with our Washington AGD MasterTrack program. This gives participants of our Fellowship program the opportunity to collaborate with seasoned dentists that are earning their way to Mastership with the AGD during lunch breaks and case reviews on Sun-days! These presentations are done by the MasterTrack dentists and are open for group discussion on how they treatment plan and what they are doing progressively through out the treatment. Our Masters always look forward to our Sunday presentations to discuss with each other their success and failures.

Register Today! This program is limited to the first 30 applicants who contract for the 2014-2015 sessions!

April 25 & 26, 2015 Oral Surgery

Location: Cedarbrook Lodge 18525 36th Avenue S. Seattle, WA 98188

Tuition: Each session will offer 12+ credits in both lecture & handson. Saturday educational session will run from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM and Sunday 8:00 AM-1:00 PM. * Due to the nature of this course, no refunds of the yearly tuition will be given. Organizers will not be liable for any expenses incurred by the participant due to missed sessions. AGD Member Dentist: $2000 (Includes Parking, Breakfast, Lunch and Hands-On Materials for each session) Non-AGD Member Dentist: $3500 (Includes Park-ing, Breakfast, Lunch and Hands-On Materials for each session)

Register Online:

www.Washingtonagd.Org or call: 253-306-0730

*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 (6/1/2014-5/31/2018).

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CONTINUING EDUCATION

Region 11 Academy of General Dentistry AGD Fellowship Review Course Registration is Open

Tuition: AGD Member: $595 Non-AGD Member: $795

AGD Fellowship Exam: Participants are encouraged to register with a SMT Testing Center near their home. To Find a testing site visit: www.isoqualitytesting.com Questions about the exam? Call : Kristine Abed-Canchola, 312.440.4336

Handouts for the AGD 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. AGD Provider # 219331 from 6/1/20105/31/2018. FAGD/MAGD credit approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.

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WAGD Newsletter | June 2014

Course Outline: Attend the two-day Fellowship Review Course on Friday, September 26 & Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 19 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. The Exam is not offered during this course. Participants are encouraged to register with a SMT Testing Center near their home following the course. The outline for the fellowship exam is regularly updated. This keeps the content current and pertinent as possible, and enables it to reflect a more thorough portrait of dentistry today. Example of the content: Anesthesia, Sedation, Pain Management, Pharmacology, Occlusion, TMD, Sleep Disorders, Dentofacial development, Orthodontics, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Environmental Safety, Infection Control, and more!

Plan now to be part of the class of 2015! AGD 2015 Annual Meeting & Exhibits June 18 to 21, 2015, San Francisco If you have any additional questions about your award or recognition, please contact the educational awards administrator at 888.AGD.DENT (888.243.3368), ext. 4096


CONTINUING EDUCATION

2014-2015 MasterTrack Program The Washington AGD is offering a hands-on program that showcases courses in at least 16 different disciplines. Location: Cedarbrook Lodge 36th Avenue S. Seattle, WA

Dates: September 18-21, 2014 November 6-9, 2014 January 22-25, 2015 April 23-26, 2015

How it Works

Testimonials

Four Sessions per Year in September, November, January & April.

My involvement with the Washington AGD MasterTrack has truly exceeded my expectations. The track combines such a wealth of invaluable dental knowledge with a fun and supportive group of colleagues. There is not a more economical way to continue your clinical, practice management & professional learning. Whether you choose to pursue your mastership designation with the AGD or not , the mastership group is a tremendous opportunity not to be missed.”

Time: Always Thursday thru Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm & Sunday 8:00am12:00. Includes Light Breakfast, Lunches and all Materials. Tuition: Per year $5000 for AGD Members. $5500 for Non-AGD members. Payment Plans are available. Washington AGD will be accepting the first 30 applicants who contract for the year. There will be four sessions per year, each consisting of a 28+credit (Lecture & Participation) September Session: Practice Management, Oral Med/Oral Diagnosis, Perio & Case Presentations November Session: Endo, Fixed Prosthodontics, Prosthodontics & Case Presentations

Lisa L. Buttaro, DDS, MAGD “The WAGD MasterTrack has been a fantastic schedule of lectures and participation courses that have helped me move towards my Masters in the AGD. Without the Mastertrack it would have taken me years and thousands of dollars more to reach this milestone.”

April Session: Pedo, Oral Surgery, Esthetics & Case Presentations Thank you for your interest to the Washington AGD Program! We are dedicated to providing you with a first-class continuing dental education in a setting that is friendly, warm, and supportive. Washington AGD has a long tradition of training dentists who go on to achieve their Fellowship, Mastership, and Life Long Learning Awards with the Academy of General Dentistry.

Tim Hess, DDS, MAGD “This program is on the cutting edge of modern day dentistry. There is no group ahead of this group in terms of content and commitment to dentistry.” John Ludu, DDS

Removable

January Session: Orthodontics, Occlusion, Basic Sciences & Case Presentations

For those dentists seeking a well balanced hands-on interdisciplinary education, this study club program will answer that call! *For those dentists seeking Fellowship in the AGD, This program contains all of the requirements to reach this goal. *For those seeking Mastership in the AGD, this program over 5 years contains all of the requirements to achieve Mastership.

Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email, phone or in person at one of our sessions. We hope you will find your time with us is only the start of your learning experience and as well as the beginning of many life-long friendships. With warm regards, Gary Heyamoto, DDS, MAGD, CDE Program Director

REGISTER ONLINE: WWW.WASHINGTONAGD.ORG OR CALL: 253-306-0730 washingtonAGD.org

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Referral Information

For more information: Join online at www.agd.org. Call us toll-free at 888.AGD.DENT (888.243.3368).

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If you were referred to the AGD by a current member, please note his or her information below:

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Type of membership (See back page for definitions.): (Check one.) q Active general dentist q Associate (dental specialist) q Resident q Dental student q Affiliate If you are not in general practice, please indicate your specialty: _______________________________ Current dental practice environment: (Check one.) q Solo q Associateship q Group practice q Hospital q Resident q Corporate q Other____________________________ q Faculty _________________________________________________________________ Please indicate institution

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q Active General (in Canadian dollars) Dentist ..................... $375 ..................$335 ................ $314 q Associate ..................... 375 ....................335 .................. 314 q Affiliate ....................... 188 ....................168 .................. 157 q Resident ....................... 75 ......................67 .................... 63 q 2013 Graduate ............. 75 ......................67 .................... 63 q 2012 Graduate ........... 150 ....................134 .................. 126 q 2011 Graduate ........... 225 ....................201 .................. 188 q 2010 Graduate ........... 300 ....................268 .................. 251 q Dental Student .............. 17 ......................17 .................... 17

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Return this application with your payment to: Academy of General Dentistry, 560 W. Lake St., Sixth Floor, Chicago, IL 60661-6600.

Dues rates effective through Sept. 30, 2014.

If paying by credit card, fax to 312.335.3443.


Thank you to our sponsors contributions! The Washington AGD would like to recognize the following sponsors for their contributions that benefitedThank the Washington University of Washington Dental Student Case Presentation you AGD to our Sponsors Contributions! th Program and to underwrite the cots of the 12 Annual William Howard Memorial Lecture. The Washington AGD would like to recognize the following sponsors for their contributions that benefited the Washington AGD University of Washington Dental Student Case Presentation Program and to underwrite the costs of the 12th Annual William Howard Memorial Lecture.

Pacific Northwest Professional Practice Services Corporation

Shoba Sriaiyer Laura Long

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