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he 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 proficiency
through quality continuing dental education in order to better serve the public.


he vision of The Ohio Academy of General Dentistry is to improve the quality of
comprehensive dental care. We are motivated and united by the core human
values of integrity and compassion.

Calling All Volunteers!

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is proud to announce its first Call for Volunteers! Get Involved!

In an effort to involve more members and identify potential volunteers at all levels of the organization, the Academy is initiating a Call for Volunteers.

As an AGD volunteer, you'll receive:

  • recognition.
  • opportunity.
  • ideas.
  • leadership experience.

We Need You! The AGD needs volunteers for:

  • council/committee assignment.
  • task force assignment.
  • author assignment.
  • reviewer assignment.
  • constituent speaker assignment.
  • constituent volunteer assignment.
  • public liaison assignment.

We also need volunteers to act as liaisons to other dental organizations, and more! Sign Up Now!

Click Here to learn more and complete our volunteer form. Become a volunteer today!  
Thank you for your efforts in support of the AGD.

Bruce DeGinder, DDS, MAGD

2014 Ohio AGD President

Dr. L. Don Shumaker

L. Don Shumaker, DDS, MAGD

Our new OAGD President is also Past President of the Ohio Dental Association, the Greater Cleveland Dental Society, the Ohio State University Dental Alumni Association and the OAGD. He has been Chair of four national committees for AGD and ADA. Don has served as Speaker of the House for AGD and ODA and was a longterm national Delegate to both AGD and ADA. He is a general dentist in Cleveland and continues to be active in organized dentistry. He has also worked as an Expert Witness for over 30 years, mainly defending other dentists in malpractice cases.

Don and his wife, Gail, have 7 children and 17 grandchildren. They raise and show gaited Mountain Horses. 
They also are dog breeders of German Shepherds and Minature Schnauzers for over 35 years.I

News and Notes

Region 7 Trustee Report

Ted Reese, DDS, MAGD, LLSR


I am happy to report favorable news for the Academy’s efforts on several fronts.

First and foremost, our Academy of General Dentistry will become better known and recognized among the general population due to our involvement in the National AD Council campaign, “Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives”.  This campaign is sponsored by the Dental Trade Alliance, which is a nonprofit agency.  Although this effort involves the financial support of several dental alliances such as the ADA, AAP, our involvement is crucial to keep our organization and members in the limelight as dental care providers.  The intended results are not to necessarily drive patients to our offices, but rather to focus attention on the importance of home health care, and professional dental care among the lower income families of our country.  Focus will be on the preventative care that should be provided for children and the benefits of the improved lifestyle afforded by being free of dental disease.  The roll out date of these ad’s has not been identified, but I would expect we should be seeing and hearing from this effort within the year.

READ more ---click here

AGD Accepting Nominations for 2014 Achievement Awards

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is now accepting nominations for its 2014 Achievement Awards, which will be presented during the AGD 2014 Meeting & Exhibits, held from June 26 to 29 in Detroit, Mich. These awards aim to honor outstanding achievement relevant to the dental profession, motivate AGD members and others dental professionals to improve and enhance dentistry through their day-to-day work, and encourage volunteerism within the AGD and the industry.

The AGD Achievement Awards nomination deadline is Nov. 1, and submissions should be postmarked no later than Oct. 25. Nominations are being accepted for three awards: the Albert Borish Award, the Distinguished Service Award, and the Humanitarian Award.

General Summary Article here:

View Profiles, Guidelines, Submission Rules and More for each award:

   2014 Albert J. Borish Award  
   2014 Humanitarian Award
   2014 Distinguished Service Award


The Ohio A.G.D. Welcomes New Members! 2014
To view our new 2013 members click here

Lauren M. Primiano
Hadil F. Yousef
Jessica Chzrqnowski
Anthony R. Zovko
Nathan J. Jensen
Ajapal S. Bhango
Jason S. George
Nicole Apollon Chirouze
Robert G. Appel
Brian A. Custer
Lena DeBaz
Isabel Del Carpio
Minh C. Dinh
April Fannin
Alexis N. Ferrera
Matthew C. Hausserman
Ying-Hsien Huang
Nathan J. Jensen
Ana M. Cheste
Zachary L. Rodriguez
Samer Sadai

M. Reza Akhavan Sharif
Nathan Brooks
Maria Garrebba
Christopher J. Parker
Dorsa Jalaee
Kellee A. Miller
Jay H. Goldstein
Kristina M. Wolf
Cory Hoch
Julie S. Nunu
Michael C. Pappas
Sarah Park
Naghmeh Pashmini
Jasmin C. Pathiyil
Daniel J. Paulus
Adam J. Kennedy
Peter Khaouli
Isha Moza
Nathan W. Prueter
Margaret R. Frankel
Jagruo Bal
Ruby E. Fifer

Daniel Rolotti
Nicole Apollon Chirouze
Carlin Virginia Cera
Meredith E. Garber
Jinhyuk Kim
Khlea Sumani
Benjamin H. Hurd
Lauren M. Primiano
Sarah J. Rettinger
Rebecca J. Robertson
Emma A. Schmidt
Blake Sessinos
Alan Tang
Diep Tran
John Unger
Jeff Wells
Anthony R. Zovko
Jeffrey J. Martello
Sanjeev K. Dhamija
Ryan L. Wheaton
Lusha Xu

If you have friends with similar interests, membership applications are available 
by contacting our Executive Secretary, Heidi Drollinger, at 330.416.8926.

OAGD Continuing Education

Regional Director's Message

By: Hans Guter DDS

Greetings! I am Hans Guter your regional director. I feel compelled to explain to you what the duties of the regional director are. While this position is a national one my main goal is to work with the constituencies within our region, region 7. So I am a conduit of communication from national to both Ohio and Indiana and vice versa. One of the main functions I have is to ensure that the constituency boards are functioning to their best potential as far as officers, committees, continuing education, etc. are concerned.

As I do with the boards that I work with I encourage all our members to use your state and national web pages as avenues of communication. Both states are in constant need of enthusiastic members who want to share their skills with us. Become involved at the state level and look at the national web page for what is known as “a call for volunteers”. While I encourage you to become involved at any level please know that starting at a state level is the best portal of entry.

Please support your constituency’s continuing education courses, visit us at our board meetings or communicate with any of us about questions, concerns or interests you might have. I wish for all of you a very healthy and successful 2013.

Hans Guter DDS Regional Director

FALL 2014

Aesthetics Built To Last: The Synergy of Esthetics and Function
in all Ceramic and Composite Applications. (Program 1)
10/31/2014 (Friday)
Time 8:00 am to noon (registration at 7:30 am)
7 CEUs click for pdf

Location: The Blackwell (OSU Campus)

Real World Cosmetic Dentistry: Faults, Failures, and Fixes. (Program 2)
10/31/2014 (Friday)
Time 1:00 pm to 4:00pm click for pdf

Lecture Presentation by Dr. Joyce Bassett
A graduate of The Ohio State University, Dr. Joyce Bassett practices comprehensive reitorative and aesthetic dentistry in Scottsdale, Ariz. She is Vice President and an Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. 

She is an Associate member of the Annerican Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, a KOIS mentor, an active
member in the Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and a Fellow in the AGD. Dr. Bassett is adjunct faculty where she teaches the aesthetic continuum at the Arizona School of Dentistry. $he was voted top 5 female CE educators, a national lecturer, published author and is a member of the editorial board of several peer-reviewed publications.

More here: http://www.drbassett.com/cv.html


$595 for MasterTrack, $500 for AGD member,
$700 for non-AGD member, 
$200 for OSU faculty member    Please Contact: email ghdroll@gmail.com 

Continuing Education message

We have an exciting year of continuing education lined up for 2014. 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

ce logoclick here for more  


Digital Smile Design 

     with Dr. Andrea Ricci

Sept. 29,30, Oct. 1, 2014 Toledo Ohio. 
Will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn  (Levis Commons Perrysburg)

18 Units CDE (Limited Attendance Event)

1 - 419-517-2135  email: boneill@oralmaxsurgeons.com

click for pdf (all info here, details, etc)

Next AGD Annual Meeting

2014    Detroit   06/26 - 06/29

Rev Up Your Education With High-Octane CE!

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is proud to present the AGD 2014 Annual Meeting & Exhibits, June 26 to 29, 2014, in Detroit! This international city—known for its history, inspiration, and drive—will host exciting continuing education (CE) opportunities and exhibits by day and spectacular culture, music, and sporting events by night. 

Save the date for what promises to be one of the most exciting lineups of speakers, courses, events, and exhibits that the AGD has ever produced. For more information, check out visitdetroit.com or call 888.AGD.DENT (888.243.3368).


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