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OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE TEXAS ACADEMY OF GENER AL DENTISTRY

EXPLORE. LEAD. INSPIRE.

VOICES OF 2018

EMBRACING THE JOURNEY TOGETHER Grand Prismatic Pool by Saskia Vaughan, DDS, MAGD

VIEW EVENTS ONLINE: www.TAGD.org/events


WHEN I GRADUATED, I VIEWED TEXAS AGD MAINLY AS A CE PROVIDER. OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS IN PRACTICE, IT’S COME TO MEAN SO MUCH MORE. IT’S ABOUT A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE AND LIFE-LONG LEARNING, IT’S ABOUT FRIENDSHIPS AND A SENSE OF FAMILY, AND IT’S ABOUT PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH THROUGH LEADERSHIP AND MENTORING. I KNOW MY JOURNEY, MY DENTISTRY, AND MY LIFE HAS BEEN CHANGED FOR THE BETTER BECAUSE OF MY INVOLVEMENT. JENNIFER BONE, DDS, MAGD MEMBER SINCE 2001 | KERRVILLE Rays of Hope by Partha Mukherji, DDS, FAGD


DECEMBER 2017

JANUARY2018 | SUNDAY

TREASURE YOUR JOURNEY

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HOW CAN TEXAS AGD GUIDE YOUR JOURNEY? TEXAS AGD GOALS:

VIEW EVENTS ONLINE: www.TAGD.org/events


I HAVE BEEN A MEMBER SINCE 1995. HOWEVER, IT WAS NOT UNTIL I COMMITTED TO THE TEXAS AGD MASTER TRACK IN 2008 THAT MY PRACTICE OF DENTISTRY AND INDEED MY LIFE TRULY TRANSFORMED. THE CE PROVIDED THROUGH THIS PROGRAM, AND THE FELLOWSHIP WITH LIKEMINDED DENTISTS HAS ALLOWED ME TO PRACTICE WITH A CONFIDENCE I HAD NOT PREVIOUSLY EXPERIENCED. SASKIA VAUGHAN, DDS, MAGD MEMBER SINCE 1995 | MINERAL WELLS

Photograph by AkshayMesa Thusu, DDS Arch at Dawn by Keith Kriegel, DDS, FAGD


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San Antonio AGD Anterior Composite Artistry & The Most Versatile Composite Mock-Up Dr. Lee Ann Brady

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WHAT CE COURSES DO YOU HAVE YOUR SIGHTS ON THIS YEAR? EDUCATION GOALS:

VIEW EVENTS ONLINE: www.TAGD.org/events


BEING A MEMBER OF TEXAS AGD HAS GIVEN ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET MANY SUCCESSFUL LEADERS OF OUR PROFESSION. THERE IS NO PLACE ELSE IN DENTISTRY WHERE YOU WILL ENGAGE WITH COLLEAGUES THAT ARE SO PASSIONATE ABOUT THEIR PROFESSION. IF YOU ARE WILLING TO EXPLORE THE EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES OF FELLOWSHIP AND MASTERSHIP YOU WILL BECOME A LEADER IN YOUR PROFESSION. MARC WOROB, DDS, FAGD MEMBER SINCE 1981 | AUSTIN

Balloons Over Turkey by Keith Kriegel, DDS, FAGD


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HOW CAN YOU BE A LEADER OF YOUR LIFE? LEADERSHIP GOALS:

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WARREN BUFFETT SAID “SOMEONE IS SITTING IN THE SHADE TODAY BECAUSE SOMEONE PLANTED A TREE A LONG TIME AGO.” WITH ADVOCACY WE MUST NEVER BE CONTENT IN THE SHADE UNLESS IT IS AFTER A HARD DAY’S WORK OF PLANTING SEEDS. SHANE A. RICCI, DDS, FAGD, FICD MEMBER SINCE 2006 | PLANO

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ARE YOU A VOICE FOR YOUR PROFESSION? ADVOCACY GOALS:

VIEW EVENTS ONLINE: www.TAGD.org/events


MEMBERSHIP AND ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT IN TEXAS AGD HAS BECOME AN INTEGRAL PART OF MY PRACTICE. THE COLLEAGUES I HAVE MET ARE THE CORE OF MY PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT GROUP. IT SEEMS THAT JUST ABOUT EVERYONE I INTERACT WITH IS BOTH A MENTOR AND A STUDENT. THERE IS JUST A HIGHER LEVEL OF PROFESSIONAL, EMOTIONAL MATURITY THAT LENDS ITSELF TO A HEALTHY, POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. I ENCOURAGE ALL DENTISTS OF ALL AGES TO CONTINUE THEIR DRIVE TOWARD MASTERSHIP. THE AWARD IS A WONDERFUL HONOR, BUT THE JOURNEY IN ATTAINING THE AWARD HAS ITS OWN REWARD. BEN BRATCHER DDS MAGD MEMBER SINCE 1990 | CANTON

Birds on a Beach by Richard Reinitz, DDS, FAGD


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HOW MANY CE HOURS DO YOU NEED TOWARDS FELLOWSHIP OR MASTERSHIP? EDUCATION GOALS:

VIEW EVENTS ONLINE: www.TAGD.org/events


THE PEOPLE I HAVE MET THROUGH THE TEXAS AGD HAVE BECOME MY BEST FRIENDS AND MENTORS. THEY HAVE SUPPORTED ME IN ALL ASPECTS OF MY LIFE, BOTH PROFESSIONALLY AND PERSONALLY. I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO EXPERIENCE THE TEXAS AGD DIFFERENCE - CHANCES ARE YOU WILL MEET A GREAT MENTOR OR FRIEND! HANNA LINDSKOG, DDS, FAGD MEMBER SINCE 2012 | HOUSTON

Take Me There by Natalee Trevino, DDS, FAGD


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THE TEXAS AGD IS TRULY A FAMILY THAT ENCOURAGES, INSPIRES, AND GUIDES EACH FAMILY MEMBER TO ACHIEVE HIS OR HER FULLEST POTENTIAL. THE GOAL OF LIFELONG LEARNING IS THE GLUE THAT HOLDS OUR FAMILY TOGETHER! SARAH PERCY TOVAR, DDS, FAGD MEMBER SINCE 2012 | SAN ANTONIO

DEVOTE YOUR LIFE Steven Vaughan, DDS, MAGD

Patriotic Droplets by Steven Vaughan, DDS, MAGD


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West Texas Lockup by Steven Vaughan, DDS, MAGD

MEMBERSHIP IN TEXAS AGD HAS PROVEN TO BE ONE OF THE MOST INVALUABLE INVESTMENTS I HAVE MADE IN MY CAREER. I HAVE BEEN INSPIRED TO LEARN MORE, TO CHALLENGE MYSELF TO BE A BETTER DENTIST, AND I HAVE ENJOYED THIS JOURNEY WITH SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS AND MENTORS.  I LOOK FORWARD TO MANY YEARS OF MEMBERSHIP AHEAD. MELISSA BROWN, DDS, FAGD MEMBER SINCE 2012 | HOUSTON


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AS TRULY DEDICATED TEXAS AGD MEMBERS, WE ARE ALWAYS OBLIGATED TO FIND BETTER WAYS TO PROVIDE THE BEST OF CARE FOR OUR PATIENTS AND PROFESSION. SO TAKE CHANCES AND TRY NEW THINGS, BECAUSE THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD OF LIFELONG LEARNING IS EXCITING! WE NEVER KNOW WHAT WE WILL FIND AROUND THE BEND… KEVIN GURECKIS, DMD, MAGD, ABGD MEMBER SINCE 1976 | BOERNE

Middle of Nowhere by Akshay Thusu, DDS, FAGD


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HAVE YOU STEPPED OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW? PROFESSIONAL GOALS:

VIEW EVENTS ONLINE: www.TAGD.org/events


SHORT OR LONG TERM INFLUENCES, TEXAS AGD DENTISTS, BUSINESS PEOPLE, OR JUST FRIENDS I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO SEEK OUT INDIVIDUALS TO HELP MAKE THE PATH OF LIFE MORE FULFILLING, WHETHER THAT BE IN GREETING LIFE’S CHALLENGES YOURSELF OR IN HELPING SOMEONE ELSE ALONG HIS OR HER PATH. HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS ALONG THE WAY ADD SUCH RICHNESS TO OUR JOURNEY. SEEK AND ENJOY! DONNA MILLER, DDS, MAGD MEMBER SINCE 1994 | WACO

DEVOTE YOUR LIFE DDS, MAGD TheSteven LookoutsVaughan, Photograph by Keith Kriegel, DDS, FAGD by Larry Herwig, DDS, FAGD


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SOCRATES SAID “THE ONLY TRUE WISDOM IS IN KNOWING YOU KNOW NOTHING.“ TO ME THIS MEANS MY KNOWLEDGE OF ANY ASPECT OF LIFE, ESPECIALLY DENTISTRY, IS INCOMPLETE. KNOWLEDGE IS LIKE AN ONION. IT’S LAYERED. I CAN’T BECOME COMPLACENT WITH MY KNOWLEDGE OR WHO I’VE BECOME BECAUSE I KNOW THE OUTSIDE LAYER OF WHAT I NEED TO KNOW & MY POTENTIAL. IT ALSO DEMANDS THAT I DON’T BECOME PUFFED UP WITH WHAT I KNOW. DAVID TILLMAN, DDS, MAGD MEMBER SINCE 1992 | FORT WORTH

Fishing Hole at Beavers Bend by Saskia Vaughan, DDS, MAGD


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ARNOLD PALMER ONCE SAID “ THE ROAD TO SUCCESS IS ALWAYS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.” MY JOURNEY WITH THE TEXAS AGD HAS PROVIDED ME WITH THE TOOLS, FRIENDS AND MENTORS TO MAKE THE ONGOING CONSTRUCTION OF MY SUCCESS ROAD A PLEASURE AND JOY. JEFF GENO, DDS, MAGD, LLSR MEMBER SINCE 1995 | LEAGUE CITY

Canon Beach by Keith Kriegel, DDS, FAGD


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Thank You

A heartfelt thank you to Texas AGD volunteer leaders! Your teamwork and passion builds the strength of our dental community. Dr. Luana Badea Dr. Douglas Bogan Dr. Jamie Bone Dr. Jennifer Bone Dr. Ben Bratcher Dr. Melissa Brown Dr. Jason Carlyon Dr. Charles Clements Dr. Ralph Cooley Dr. Shihab Diais Dr. Brooke Elmore

Dr. Randy Farmer Dr. Jeff Geno Dr. Alex Gonzalez Dr. Tor Gotun Dr. Jon Greene Dr. Kevin Gureckis Dr. O. Z. Helmer Dr. Brian Hill Dr. Summer Ketron Dr. David Ku Dr. Hanna Lindskog

TEXAS AGD ONLINE COURSES

Dr. Jennifer Loftin Dr. Anne Lyon Dr. Barbara MacNeil Dr. Dustin McCammon Dr. Dan McCauley Dr. Christina Meiners Dr. Donna Miller Dr. Eric Miller Dr. Rebecca Montalvo Dr. Bryan Moore Dr. Bill Nantz

Dr. Manshi Patel Dr. Susie Putthoff Dr. Luis Ortiz-Quiles Dr. Wayne Radwanski Dr. Shane Ricci Dr. Dave Roberts Dr. Tom Samuel Dr. Neal Shah Dr. J. Dempsey Speer Dr. Katie Stuchlik Dr. Akshay Thusu

WWW.TAGD.ORG/ONLINECE

Dental Assistant Course & Exam

Texas AGD Fellowship Exam Review

Bone Grafting for the General Dentist

OSHA for the Dental Office

Oral Cancer, Pre-Cancer & Differential Diagnosis of Common Oral Mucosal Conditions

Blood-borne Pathogens Annual Training & HIPPA Reminders

Dr. David Tillman Dr. Trent Tompkins Dr. Sarah Tovar Dr. Natalee Trevino Dr. Saskia Vaughn Dr. Ben Warner Dr. Lindsey Wendt Dr. David Wilhite Dr. Marc Worob

EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORS EDITOR Brooke Elmore, DDS, FAGD COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING MANAGER Amber Pearson COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING COORDINATOR Taylor Harris EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Francine Johannesen EDUCATION DIRECTOR Lindsey Robbins MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR Monica Drisdale


Experience t he Difference Texas AGD

A COMMUNITY of passionate general dentists partnering together to assist one another in the JOURNEY through Fellowship, Mastership and LIFELONG LEARNING.

Where are you on your JOURNEY to SUCCESS? FellowTrack

An introduction for dental students to engage in Texas AGD while earning CE that will enhance real world knowledge and inspire career development. This is your first step in earning your Fellowship in the AGD (FAGD) Award. Engage at any of the Texas dental schools.

New Dentist Study Club

You are a general dentist – congratulations! Now what? Participate in a local NDSC to establish a community for professional and personal growth after dental school and beyond. Packed with targeted CE for the graduate and the dentist practicing from 1-7 years, it continues advancement toward the Fellowship in the AGD (FAGD).

New Dentist Conference

The only one of its kind in Texas, this state conference is designed for students and new general dentists. Start, continue, or complete your journey toward Fellowship in the AGD (FAGD). Build your network with peers, MasterTrack® participants, Masters, and LLSR’s, while finding success in your career.

Fellowship (FAGD)

Only 6% of general dentists in Texas hold a Fellowship in the AGD. Distinguish yourself professionally through quality continuing education by earning 500 hours of approved CE and passing the Fellowship Exam.

MasterTrack®

Fellows - be part of only 2% of general dentists in Texas that have earned their Mastership! This fast track program is the highest level of learning for a general dentist. Its unique structure helps Fellows design their path to success. Attention to detail, one-on-one guidance, small classroom instruction – all at an affordable price. Advanced reservation required!

LoneStarDentalConference Focusing on CE exclusively for general dentists, this premier state conference is another step in your journey. Experience first-class CE in multiple disciplines to apply toward Fellowship or Mastership. Connect with peers and celebrate general dentistry at the Texas Academy Awards. Attend for the CE – leave with an increased passion for your profession.

Mastership (MAGD)

Earn the highest designation - Mastership in the AGD. Join less than 1% of general dentists in the nation by earning 1,100 hours of approved CE including participation courses and specific disciplines.

Master Study Club

Do you want a deeper understanding of the successes and challenges in a general dentist’s career? Join other Masters looking to fulfill the charges issued to them at convocation. Start the journey of receiving Lifelong Learning & Service Recognition (LLSR). Earn CE, teach, lead, and mentor others while giving back to your community.


EXPLORE. LEAD. INSPIRE. This year’s Winter 2018 calendar issue features photographs taken by our very own members who entered the 2017 Annual Texas AGD Photo Contest displayed at the Lone Star Dental Conference. We would like to thank all of the participants and applaud their creative talent.  If you are interested in participating in the 2019 Texas AGD Photo Contest, please contact Amber Pearson at 512.371.7144.

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