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December 5, 2014
Minnesota AGD Annual Meeting - Current Topics in General Dentistry

8:00 -  8:45am
Breakfast Buffet and Registration

8:45 - 9:30am
OSHA Update
Presented by Leanne Kramer LDA, CDA, CDPMA Independent Compliance Consultant who helps dental offices keep up to date in OSHA compliance, infection control, and radiation manuals.

9:30 - 10:30am
3M - Direct Restorative Procedures Using 3M’s New Bulk Fill Composite 
Presented by LDA Jon Fundingsland, Professional Relations Manager for 3M ESPE, Jon is a chemical engineer who has been involved in research and development of dental materials at 3M since 1979. Most of his experience has been in the areas of dental adhesives, resin modified glass ionomers and composites. Jon lectures extensively on the design and efficacy of these products. 

10:30 - 12:00noon
Building Your Business Through the Web Presented by 
David Wank DDS, is a general dentist in NYC and is President of Short Hills Design, LLC. He is a web developer, search engine optimization and social media consultant.

12:00 - 1:00pm
Lunch and Awards

1:00 - 2:00pm
Stresses Unique to Dentistry Presented by Leesa Morrow PHD, JD, LP, currently practicing at the U of M TMD and Orofacial Pain Clinic. She also has a law degree which she uses as a forensic component in her practice and in teaching  malpractice risk management. 

2:00 - 3:00pm
Electronic Dental Records: How Do I Get There And Why Should I Go?
Presented by Mark Jurkovich DDS, MAGD who is a graduate of the University Of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He received his Master in Business Administration from the Carlson School at the U of MN in 1986 and more recently completed his Masters in Health Informatics at the University’s Institute for Health Informatics.  He is proud to have received his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. Along with providing direct patient care throughout his career, He has managed and consulted with third parties and practice management software vendors.  He speaks frequently on EHRs, dental benefits, and terminologies.

3:00 - 4:00pm
Tour of the Innovation Center

LOCATION - 3M Innovation Center
2326 Minnehaha Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55119

$75.00 for Doctors
$45.00 for Staff

5 hours CE
(4 Hours Core Credit)

Mail or scan - http://mnagd.org/wp-content/uploads/CurrentTopics2014flyer2.pdf
Pay online here - http://mnagd.org/event/minnesota-agd-annual-meeting/

Interactive - Advanced Treatment Planning

We begin the night with dinner and a Spears treatment planning
video then review and discuss cases brought in by club participants.
It’s a great place to find solutions to the questions you
have in day to day dentistry.

The following would be helpful in presenting cases:

  1. Photos
  2. Mounted models
  3. Full mouth set of radiographs
  4. Periodontal measurements

This Club meets 4 times each year.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014             
Tuesday, November 11, 2014    Lead by John Keller, DDS, MAGD
Tuesday, February 10, 2015     Lead by Brad Nelson, DDS, MAGD
Tuesday, May 12, 2015            Lead by Rick Timm, DDS, MAGD

WHO             All AGD Members including new grads

WHERE         Radisson Hotel, Roseville,  
                      2540 N Cleveland Ave. St. Paul, MN
COST            $20 per session or $75 for the Year

SCHEDULE   6:00 - 6:45 - Spears Case Study Video & Dinner
                       6:45 - 8:45 - PowerPoint case presentations brought in by Study Club Participants
                       8:45 - 9:00 - Wrap Up & Reminders 

For more information talk to us today!

To Register 
Email - minnesotaagd@gmail.com
Phone - 612.412. 4366

APRIL 10 – 11, 2015
This course will present current information and practical guidelines that will help unstable and dysfunctional occlusions. 30% of the course will involve hands-on diagnostic work with mounted casts.                          

TERRY TANAKA DDS, MS has published numerous articles and is widely recognized as a research anatomist and for his teaching of advanced restorative procedures. He is highly sought after as a speaker throughout the world, and is known for his exciting presentations and outstanding clinical skills. His educational videotapes on TM Dysfunction, Anatomy and Implants are used in over 80 medical and dental schools and surgery programs throughout the world.

Dr. Tanaka holds Fellowships in the Academy of Dentistry International, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists and is a Master, Academy of General Dentistry, and is a Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain. He is a member of the Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists, American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, American Academy of Orofacial Pain and the American Equilibration Society, among others.

• How do oral habits (occlusal parafunction) affect muscle dysfunction, crown and bridge occlusion, denture sore spots, and restorative failures?
• When are splints necessary, why are they effective, what are the types, and when should they be worn?
• How does occlusion affect the selection of esthetic restorations?
• How do facial morphology and gender affect occlusal forces?
• How are inter-proximal forces and occlusal forces related to crowding of Mn incisors, and how do they affect the overjet and overbite of the incisors?
• How is wear of the anterior teeth related to the curve of spee, degree of overbite, overjet, posterior interferences, sleep posture, medications and the age of the patient?
• How are the Curve of Wilson and OVD related?
• Snoring appliances are good for the airway and breathing, but why do some cause anterior and posterior open bites, and how can you treat these problems?

Embassy Suites – Airport
7901 34th Avenue South,
Bloomington, MN 55425

Friday Registration – 8:00am
Friday  8:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday  8:00am – 3:30pm

14 Occlusion participation credits
Plus 18 participation credits if completing clinical assignment

$995 Member
$1195  Non-Member

TO REGISTER go to mnagd.org 

Volunteer Today!
The AGD is always looking for great leaders. Volunteering for a leadership position is an excellent way to give back to your profession, gain leadership skills and develop friendships. Consider using your unique skills on the local or national level to guide the organization, its members, or the public.
If you’re interested in helping please contact  minnesotaagd@gmail.com








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Minnesota AGD
Region 10
Members: 470
Brad Nelson, DDS, MAGD
New members:
New Member of the Minnesota AGD! Erin Topley, DDS
Economic Facts:
15,701 = Number of people in the state employed in dental-related jobs

$761,000,000 = Minnesota dental employees' combined annual wages.
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