|WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL
THE OHIO ACADEMY OF GENERAL DENTISTRY
The mission of the Ohio Academy of General Dentistry is to
serve the needs and to represent
the interests of Ohio affiliated general dentists and to foster their continued
through quality continuing dental education in order to better serve the public.
The vision of The Ohio Academy of General Dentistry is to improve the
comprehensive dental care. We are motivated and united by the core human
values of integrity and compassion.
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is proud to announce its first Call
an effort to involve more members and identify potential volunteers at all
levels of the organization, the Academy is initiating a Call
an AGD volunteer, you'll receive:
AGD needs volunteers for:
also need volunteers to act as liaisons to other dental organizations, and
Here to learn more and complete our volunteer form. Become a volunteer
you for your efforts in support of the AGD.
Bruce DeGinder, DDS, MAGD
2016 Ohio AGD
Dr. David Austin
||Advocacy and Life Long Learning
Advocacy, and Life Long Learning- that well describe the AGD and Webster defines advocacy as, "To recommend; to speak in favor of".
Should we advocate? If we were going to advocate, what would we advocate for? Don't we advocate dental health and hygiene to our patients? We do this through education. We teach brushing and flossing techniques. We recommend good nutrition, tobacco cessation, fluoride toothpaste and water fluoridation, etc.
In Orofacial Pain and Tempromandibular Disorders, we teach good posture, ergonomics, stretching, stress management, therapeutic exercise for rehabilitation and pain management.
In Dental Sleep Medicine, we teach sleep hygiene and the dangers of drowsy driving. Dentists alert patients to the associated risks of disordered breathing during sleep such as heart attack, stroke, diabetes, asthma, GERD and ADHD.
After diagnosis, dentist may provide appliances that orthopedically maintain the airway during sleep. These Mandibular advancement devices have been shown to be as effective as a CPAP in controlling snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
This is a very short list of what Dentistry does for their patients. Dentistry is all about advocating for their health and welfare.
Unfortunately, a dental school education cannot provide the skills and knowledge necessary to fulfill the multi-faceted needs of your patients. Your dental school diploma is your license to begin life long learning. Your diploma serves as your educational foundation. It is the starting point of your life long journey in dental education. Life is full of changing landscapes with research and technological advances concomitant with the ever changing consumer demands.
I tell the dental students, "With life long learning, AGD is advocating for the best patient care possible. It's a win/win. You get to provide the patient with the highest quality care, which they deserve, and you get to have a successful dental practice".
Dentistry has lasers, CAD/CAM, laser printing, implants, anesthesia, IV sedation and pharmacology, etc. Dentistry can restore a patient's health, confidence, quality of life, eliminate headaches, neck and face pain, lower patient's blood pressure and eliminate drowsy driving. Dentistry not only can be truly life changing, but save lives. Dentistry is a vibrant and vital profession with tremendous societal input. Through AGD endless opportunities abound. The AGD dentist needs only to express free will and choose which path of continuing education to follow.
In conclusion, a few updates on the student Fellowtrack CE program. OAGD presented an inaugural dental student Fellowtrack meeting at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine on February 12, 2016. This meeting was in conjunction with the ASDA CWRU chapter. There were approximately 45 dental students in attendance. Two faculty members have volunteered to help facilitate the fellowtrack program.
The fellowtrack program allows AGD student members to accumulate up to 50 hours of continuing education that may be credited to the prestigious FAGD Award. This program introduces the students to the concept of life long learning.
On March 21, 2016, OAGD will present to the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. This meeting is being coordinated through OSU student OAGD Board members and the Dental Fraternities of Delta Sig and Psi O. Follow up fellowtrack CE meetings are being planned at the fraternity Houses. To date, one OSU faculty member has volunteered to be an AGD Faculty Advisor to the OSU student members.
Big "Thumbs Up" from Kellie Willis!
||My name is Kellie Willis, and I am a third-year student at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. I have been a student member of the Ohio Academy of General Dentistry since September of 2014. OAGD has provided many opportunities to learn from and network with leading general dentists in Ohio, and for that I am very grateful.
I grew up in Circleville, Ohio surrounded by an amazing community and support system. I then moved to Cleveland, Ohio to attend Case Western Reserve University where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. Now, I am thoroughly enjoying my time in dental school. When I am not at school, I am usually spending time outside with my
fiance, Cameron, and our two golden retrievers, Max and Fenway. Lately, I have been happily planning a wedding for June 4, 2016 and traveling to Thailand with my best friends from dental school.
There are a lot of exciting events occuring in my life right now, including the opportunity to be a part of the establishment of a FellowTrack program at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. My classmates and I are excited for the continuing education that will be at our fingertips!
LLSR Awarded to Dr. Aparna Sadineni * (pictured
and Dr. Myriam Raber *
Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition* (LLSR) acknowledges the continued achievements of AGD Mastership recipients who recognize the need for continuous learning and to stay active both in organized dentistry and their communities.
To be eligible for LLSR, you must have completed the following requirements:
* Current AGD membership in good standing.
* A Mastership Award.
* A course of study in 17 dental disciplines, totaling more than 1,600 hours of continuing education.
* 100 service points in any combination of dental-related
volunteer service and/or service to organized dentistry.
CONGRATULATIONS TO REGION 7
Masters and Fellows AWARD
The Ohio A.G.D. Welcomes New Members! 2016
To view our new
2015 members click
Renee L DiDonato
Jane R Mays
Kwang Min Lim
Michael E. Schweizer
James C. Cox
Jeff R. Evanke
Brittany E. Fignor
Laura C. Martin
Nathalie K. Henderson
Dana A. Hyde
Suh Hee Kim
Daniel T. Schmidt
James A. Smithson, II
Mark R. Soeder
Scott J. Hudepohl
Quentin J D Montgomery
Daniel L. Ashton
Mason A. Bahador
Curtis R. Baker
Andreas J. Baltzly
Erica M. Bockhorst
Peter J. Burch
Danielle K. D'Amato
Hannah M. Corcoran
Joyce M. Crowe
Taylor S. Eiford
Kelly L. Emery
Brian K. Farley
Nathaniel D. Frye
Samuel B. Gersch
David E. Gillespie
David M. Gorenz
Brelhn N. Hall
Amy L. Heim
Nathan E. Jandernoa
Blaine J. Kancaid
Matthew J. Kirlough
Sari I. Alqsous
Jason J. Juarez
Elizabeth A. Koenig
Erik M. Snell
Adam U. Gibson
Dalal J Alhajji
Brent C. Bach
Timothy M. Phillips
Randi E. Polster
Hannah J, Rafford
Mahad A. Sanweyne
Ryan D. Hoehner
Corey J. Raymond
Ji Ho Yang
Gregg A. Riddle
Hilary K. Allen
Yaqin M. Dawoud
Andrew M. Vallo
Benjamin T. Gosnell
Anne M. Clemons
Nabia N. Ahmad
Ben R. Blumberg
Johnathan M. Britsch
Veronica L. Bruns
Tara M. Campisano
Yong Han Chu
Allison E. Colvin
James N. Schooley
Christopher A. Stryker
Alex M. Zumberger
Shawn L. Rajendram
Sharmeen J Chaudhry
Larry D Rowland
Meng Huan Lee
Kayla M. Safford
Darrel L. Scott
Winnie W. Wong
Randi L. Schneider
Thomas W. Geiger
Mack E. Hoban
Christopher J. Karapasha
Miguel A. Martinez
Robb M. Maylor
Katherine Lynn McNeely
Jacob P. Merrell
Jack P. Minnillo
Alexander P. Moore
Joshua A. Motts
Katherine L. Kimberly
Jacob A. Klamut
James D. Kleinfelder
Joe R. Kohan
Bryan M. Kuhlman
Matthew J. Kuiper
Samantha B. Lindsey
Carly J. Locsey
Nathan M. Loughridge
James E. Piner
James J. Poulos
Brandon M. Privitera
If you have friends with similar interests, membership applications are
by contacting our Executive Secretary, Heidi Drollinger, at 330.416.8926.
Congratulations to the
2016 Senior Dental Student Award (SSDA) Winners:
Kwang Min Lim, DMD - Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine
Leah M. Ward, DDS - The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
Kit Yee Cheng, DDS - The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
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Dr. Keith Norwalk of Genoa,
Ohio, Director District 3.
Greetings from Ohio AGD District 3 (Northwest Ohio):
Our OAGD President, David Austin, DDS, MS, has asked me to submit a guest editorial for our newsletter, The Family Dentist, so here it goes. You're probably already thinking, "Oh, not another soap box preacher." Well, guess what? I am going to preach to the choir on a very important matter.
When I was relaxing and gathering my thought for this editorial piece, I couldn't help but wonder, what's our Ohio role in this wonderful organization, what in the world does AGD mean to you?, and the participation rate in the AGD in the state of Ohio.
I decided there was only one way to find out. I got on the telephone with the ODA and AGD and gathered some statistics. Upon my call to AGD I found 735 practicing general dentists as members of AGD in Ohio. (This does not count student members. We have approximately a hundred student members.) That's only 12% that hold membership in the
AGD. WHAT'S WITH THAT!!! The "good news" is that AGD is the 2nd largest dental organization in the US, with about 40,000 members, and over the last 10 years we have been gaining membership.
I am aware that most professional organizations are losing membership, but with an organization representing the general dentist in so many facets- NO WAY!
First, I wish to extend kudos to ALL who have worked diligently to establish OAGD presence at Case Western Reserve and The Ohio State University's dental programs. Instilling our presences in their minds, regarding the importance of AGD is a great start. This is the initial foundation work for our AGD "house".
One of the "what" questions that came to mind is "OK-what happened after the foundation was laid?" Did the construction crew quit on the rest of the building? If it didn't quit, is the crew large enough or well "advertised" enough to get the job done?
First let me say I love my AGD and what it stands for. I am a fellow, a Master, and hold the Lifelong Service Recognition and near #2. I have received the benefits of membership in this organization 10-fold. AGD has put me in touch with the top speakers in the country and has allowed friendships to be made that will last a lifetime. I have grown in my professional abilities as a DIRECT result of my membership. AGD in Ohio and nationally has stood up for "me" and my fellow members in protecting our professional rights as a generalist.
OK- So where is the problem?
This is where I ask for the choirs' attention. When was the last time YOU talked to someone about AGD? When was the last time YOU supported an AGD sponsored course with your presence? When was the last time YOU volunteered to help make AGD more visible in Ohio or what to the AGD National meeting?
I guess by now several things are evident. We need a bigger "construction crew" that includes you and me. We need you to approach a friend who is not a member and make AWARE of what it was that motivated us- what it IS that keeps us active and involved.
WE also NEED to be more visible when it comes to our activities especially our C.E. events. We have long lacked that type of communication. Spread the word at meetings, using social media or the phone.
If we do these things, the house that we began to build at the student level will have a chance to be finished.
I ask that each and every OAGD member talk to a friend who is not and use your "tools" provided by the organization to make them members of the "crew".
Building a strong organization begins with ALL of us who know how important it is. Strive for One for One this year. Choir- It's time to put the coffee back in the cup holder, get out of the truck and put that "new crew" together and to work.
Talk with you soon,
Keith A. Norwalk, D.D.S., M.A.G.D., L.L.S.R.
Third District OAGD
Continuing Education message
We have an exciting year of continuing education
lined up for 2016. Please log on to the Ohio State University College of
Dentistry web page and look for our courses.
When you register please be aware that these
courses are tailored to anyone who wants to attend. These courses are designed
for those of you interested in pursuing Mastership, maintenance, non-members
(recruiting) and at a discount for our existing Masters. Please support your CE
courses and I look forward to seeing you.
Hans Guter, DDS
here for more
Ohio AGD Mastertrack Program
Friday May 26th and Saturday May 27, 2016
Botox and Dermal Filler Training with Cadaver Review
DAY 1: At the conclusion of this course attendees should be able to:
Identify specifically the areas of the aging face and features that can be improved by the use of neurotoxins
Identify muscles of facial expression and muscles of mastication in a human cadaver specimen
Explain the neurophysiology associated with neurotoxins
Conduct a thorough patient consultation to evaluate the potential need for and assess the suitability of neurotoxin treatment
Demonstrate proper injection technique Avoid, recognize and manage adverse events
DAY 2: At the conclusion of this course attendees should be able to:
Identify specifically the areas of the aging face and features that can be improved by the use of dermal fillers
Conduct a thorough patient consultation to evaluate the potential need for and assess the suitability of dermal filler treatment
Describe appropriate skin cleansers/antimicrobials for dermal filler treatment
Properly evaluate dermal fillers based on their pharmacological properties and thereby choose appropriate formulations for optimum patient outcomes Demonstrate proper injection technique associated with dermal fillers Describe the blunt-end cannula and its advantages over conventional needle injections Avoid, recognize and manage adverse events
DAY 1: FACES neurotoxin course includes both clinical training as well as a cadaver anatomy review. In addition to an introduction on facial aging, this course covers mechanism of action of botulinum toxin A (Botox®), its safety and efficacy, management and treatment of complications, dilution guidelines, as well as comprehensive information on proper injection techniques and placement. The hands-on session includes live-patient injections.
DAY 2: FACES dermal filler workshop presents the history, development, and characteristics of dermal fillers as well as a cadaver review of facial anatomy. In addition to the afternoon hands-on live patient session, this content-rich course presents the different injection techniques and safety issues, as well as recognition, management and treatment of complications. The importance of establishing realistic patient expectations, patient education prior to treatment as well as selection criteria to determine who not to treat is also covered.
FACES is currently the only training offered in this discipline which regularly integrates cadaver study with live patient injections.
May 27 & 28, 2016 at the Columbus Polaris Hilton.
8700 Lyra Dr. Columbus, Ohio 43240. Phone 614.310.2229 for limited number of
Cost for course is $1,000 per day for Dentists and $250 per day for staff.
A Continental Breakfast and lunch included. Register either by calling Heidi Drollinger at 330.416.8926 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
||Dr. Gigi Meinecke has been active in the field of facial injectables since 2004. In 2010, with the support of Region 5, she was instrumental in the introduction and passing of AGD House Resolution 308 which supports the inclusion of facial injectables in the dental practice. In 2013 Dr. Meinecke established “FACES” – Facial Anatomy for Comprehensive Esthetic Seminars- which provides education in cosmetic and therapeutic injectables to medical and dental professionals with its core focus on comprehensive facial anatomy. FACES is currently the only training offered in this discipline which regularly integrates cadaver study with live patient injections. Dr. Meinecke has been teaching injectables nationally for 6 years.
Dr. Meinecke is immediate past president of the Maryland Academy of General Dentistry and currently serves on the Maryland State Dental Associations Legislative and Government Affairs Council. Nationally, she is a spokesperson for the AGD and serves on their Legislative and Governmental Affairs Council. Dr. Meinecke also serves on the ADA Council on Communications. She is a Fellow in both the Academy of General Dentistry and the International College of Dentists. Dr. Meinecke maintains a full time practice in Potomac, Maryland.
Next AGD Annual Meeting
Boston July 14th - 17th.