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MISSION STATEMENT

T
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.

VISION STATEMENT

T
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.

Sincerely,  
Bruce DeGinder, DDS, MAGD

2014 Ohio AGD President's Message

Dr. David Austin

Lifelong Learning/ Lifelong Service/ AGD Advocacy


Greetings, I'm David Austin, DDS, MS, and I have the distinct honor to serve as your Ohio AGD President for the next two years. I am so excited about the future of Dentistry and AGD's role. AGD is the second largest dental organization in the U.S.. AGD is thirty eight thousand members strong.
Eighty-five percent of dental school graduates become general dentists. AGD is the only organization exclusively dedicated to the needs of the general dentists. Through advocacy, the AGD gives a voice to the general dentist in the challenging and ever-changing legislative landscape of healthcare. Through programs like A Great Dentist goes to Washington, AGD is standing strong to protect the quality and access of dental care in America. To enhance the future of dentistry, AGD has embraced the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) and offers numerous benefits of AGD membership to dental students.

As of 2014, AGD is proud to announce a membership of four thousand dental students and the entire ASDA executive leadership are AGD members. Ohio AGD has embraced the future of dentistry as well. Through an OAGD bylaws amendment passed by membership, the OAGD Board of Directors has grown and now
includes designated Board positions for dental students from The Ohio State University and Case Western. The OAGD Board has also been strengthened by the addition of several new
members including a recent graduate representing the voice of the "Young Dentist". These changes are designed to increase communication and understanding to better serve the needs
and interests of OAGD members throughout their entire career.

On October 28, 2014, the Ohio AGD held an organizational meeting at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry to initiate the AGD student FellowTrack program. The FellowTrack program provides the AGD dental student member with up to 50 hours of continuing education credit during dental school as a benefit of AGD membership. FellowTrack also introduces the AGD dental student member to the concept of lifelong learning and the benefits of AGD membership. The FellowTrack program is designed to help give the AGD student members a competitive advantage by augmenting their dental school experience. FellowTrack is primarily presented as hour long "lunch and learns" at the dental school, but the AGD student members are eligible to attend other Ohio AGD CE courses. During the OSU FellowTrack orientation, I challenged the dental students with, "Don't think for a second that your dental education ends with graduation. Your dental degree is the
foundation for your professional career, It's only the beginning; a successful and rewarding practice is built and nurtured through lifelong learning. Lifelong service enriches the quality of your life and others."

I related that I had migraine headaches and was diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and fibromyalgia. I was told that I was a chronic pain patient and that I would just have to live with
the pain. Lifelong learning and AGD accredited continuing education courses allowed me to change my life. I learned how to manage my Obstructive Sleep Apnea and become headache
and fibromyalgia free. I decided to help patients with the same disorders which led to formal training in Pain and Sleep Disorders. A position at The Ohio Stab University Department of
Neurology Headache Clinic soon followed. Currently I am teaching Ohio University Medical Students about Pain and Steep Disorders. I explained that being an AGD general dentist
provided the foundation and freedom to not only create and maintain a successful and rewarding practice, but live truly an enriched life benefiting my family and society. My AGD experience led me to volunteer for OAGD leadership. The OSU FellowTrack presentation was well received and we are estimating a hundred new AGD student members.

2014 Ohio AGD Distinguished Dentist Award recipients: 

Dr. Robert A. Nelson: Dr. Robert A. Nelson personifies the Distinguished Dental Award. By his years of service, he has demonstrated his devotion to his
profession. Bob has been active in all phases of organized dentistry beginning with his longtime tripartite ADA membership as a delegate to
both the ADA and ODA house of Delegates. 

He was instrumental in founding the ODA Peer Review Committee and has chaired the Southern Ohio Dental Society Peer Review Committee since 1975. Dr.Nelson is an active member and serves on the Board of the Ohio AGD as District Director for Region Vll in addition to serving on several
councils and committees, both nationally and for OAGD. 

Bob has been recognized for his leadership by being honored with Fellowship in the American College of Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry lnternational and the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and now by the Ohio Academy of General Dentistry Distinguished Dentist Award, Congratulations Dr. Nelson, well deserved.

Dr. L. Don Shumaker

Don has been in the practice of General Dentistry since 1966. He has served a President of the Greater Cleveland Dental Society, the Ohio Dental Association, the Ohio Academy of General Dentistry and the Ohio State University Alumni Association. He is a former Speaker of the House of Delegates for the Academy of General Dentistry and the Ohio Dental Association. He is also a former Editor for the GCDS, ODA and International College of Dentists. 

He has been Chair of the ADA Council on Journalism, AGD Public Relations Council, AGD Dental Care Council, AGD Legislative Council and numerous other state and local committees, task forces and reference committees. He was a member of the ADA Council on Dental Practice, the ADA Special Committee on Marketing and was a member of the ADA and AGD House of Delegates for many years. Don has been continuously active in multiple dental organizations on the local, state and national level since the early 1970s, as well as with Ohio's two dental schools. 

Don and his wife, Gail, have seven children and seventeen grandchildren. They also raise and show horses and dogs.
Dr. Ron Palenshus: I was born in Detroit Michigan with my twin brother, Don, on February 9, 1943. During my childhood I lived in Michigan, Wisconsin, lllinois, and moved to Ohio in
1958. I graduated from Colonel Crawford High School in 1961. My class has stayed close having reunions every 5 years and class trips in between to Lake Tahoe, CA,
Rockport (Boston) MA, and are having a cruise in March 2015. I attended Capital University 1961-63 and graduated from Ohio State in 1965 with BS degree. 
Dental School 1965-69 at OSU. Graduated cum laude and OKU honorary in June 1969.

Joined ADA and ODA and Central Ohio Dental Society 1971. Rose through chairs to CODS president. Was ODA delegate for 6 years and Ohio National Children's
Dental Health Month chair for 4 years. Served on several ODA councils and committees.

Joined AGD in 1976. OAGD Board about 1980 to present. Progressed through chairs to president in 2002-20O4. FAGD in 1983. MAGD in 1991. Attended national
AGD conventions 18 times as member, delegate, or alternate. Ohio PACE coordinator for more than 10 years. Presently emeritus member of ADA and AGD.

Married Roxanne June 18, 1967 and had 3 boys and adopted 1 girl, all of whom are married producing 7 grandchildren. Purchased a second home on Hilton Head
island SC where we now spend about 6-7 months per year including all winter.

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

CONGRATULATIONS TO REGION 7 Masters and Fellows AWARD RECIPIENTS! See here


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
Catherine Kim
Allan E. Siu
Alok Ahlawat

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
Christopher Sinick

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
Judith Wheeler
Jason Robson
Jonathan Winnyk

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


CONTINUING EDUCATION
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
docguter@yahoo.com




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



Fees

$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)

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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).

http://www.agd.org/education-events/2014-annual-meeting-exhibits.aspx

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