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2015 APEX FellowMasterTrack Courses & Events

FALL - November 20 - 21 , 2015
Dental Therapeutics & Street Drugs APEX Fellow/MasterTrack 
These tandem lectures will help practitioners avoid liability by gaining a better understanding of the impact their patients’ medications have on dental treatment while giving a glimpse into the culture of street drugs –What your patients and your kids are not telling you!! 30% of the course will involve hands-on work using the Lexicomp software.                                                              

HAROLD L. CROSSLEY, D.D.S., M.S., PhD. is Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland Dental School. Dr. Crossley received a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island in 1964. He later was awarded the Master of Science (1970) and Doctorate degrees (1972) in Pharmacology. The University of Maryland Dental School awarded Dr. Crossley the D.D.S. degree in 1980. Dr. Crossley has co-authored a number of articles and four books dealing with a variety of topics within the field of pharmacology. He has been a consultant for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and other law enforcement agencies since 1974. Drawing on his unique background, Dr. Crossley has become nationally and internationally recognized as an expert on street drugs and chemical dependency, as well as the clinical pharmacology of dental drugs. In 2008 he was the recipient of the Gordon Christensen Lecturer Recognition award, and in 2012 received the Award of Distinction by the Academy of Dentistry International for his efforts in Continuing Dental Education.

-  Recommended for dentists & staff


  • Indications and contraindications
  • Dental implications
  • Interactions with dental medications and some foods
  • Side effects (burning mouth, gingival hypertrophy, etc.)
  • New medications such as new anticoagulants


  • Signs & symptoms of commonly abused prescription and illicit drugs
  • The biomechanical basis for addiction
  • How to manage the chemically-dependent patient
  •  The impact of marijuana legalization/medicalization on the dental profession

SATURDAY  for Dentists


  • Oral conditions & the drug treatment of choice
  •  Indications and contraindications
  • Side effects
  • Drug to drug interactions
  • Update on pre-med guidelines

Participants will have unrestricted access to the Lexicomp computer software to their laptops for a free 2 week trial beginning one week before the lecture. During the program instructions will be given as to the navigation of the many suites within the software including the Dental Pharmacology, Drug Interaction, and drug dosing calculator programs, along with The Visual Diagnosis program among others.  

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 Oral Medicine participation credits
Plus 18 participation credits if completing clinical assignment

$895 Member
$995 Non-Member
$149 Team Member 1st day
$225 Team Member both days

TO REGISTER go to mnagd.org 

MN AGD STUDY CLUB Interactive - Advanced Treatment Planning

Ever had a case where you wanted to bounce ideas off someone else?

Come join a group of dentists from around the Twin Cities with varying levels of clinical and
academic experience. The night begins with dinner, followed by discussion of any cases that
are presented. If you do not have a case prepared; bring a clinical pearl, practice management
tip, or simply come for the discussion.
 This is a great place to bring your questions.
Receive AGD approved credit while networking with and learning from other colleagues.

The following would be helpful to have when presenting cases:
– Photos
– Mounted Models
– Radiographs
– Periodontal Charting

This Club meets 4 times a year
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Radisson Hotel Roseville, MN
2540 Cleveland Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113

$20 per session or $75 for the Year

6:00pm – 8:45pm –  Dinner and Case presentations brought in by Study Club Participants
8:45pm – 9:00pm – Wrap Up & Reminders

TO REGISTER  Call 612.412.4366 or email MinnesotaAGD@gmail.com

WINTER - December 4 , 2015
Minnesota AGD Annual Meeting 2015 
Update in Operative Dentistry: Adhesive to Composites

This Course will discuss new universal adhesives and their clinical application. It will provide a protocol for shade selection, it will explain a rational for when to layer for esthetics in anterior restorations, discuss cavity preparation for adequate blending and longevity, step by step layering, contouring and polishing. This update will also address posterior composites and bulk fill materials with a comprehensive step-by-step clinical approach. 

Dr. Marcos Vargas BDB, DDS, MS, attended Cayetano Heredia University School of Dentistry in Lima, Peru and graduated in 1985. He spent two years, 1990 to 1992, in the AEGD program at the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York.  Dr. Vargas received his Certificate and Master Degree in Operative Dentistry in 1994 at the University of Iowa where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Family Dentistry. His primary research interests are in the area of dental materials including glass ionomers, dentin bonding, composite resins and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Vargas is also recognized for his expertise of Direct Restorative Treatment Procedures and conducts numerous lecture and hands-on seminars in the US and internationally. Dr. Marcos Vargas has published extensively in the area of dental adhesion and resin composites for over 20 years. He maintains a private practice limited to Restorative Dentistry with an emphasis on aesthetic dentistry. 

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

$95.00 per Doctor


To Register 
Go to mnagd.org
Email - minnesotaagd@gmail.com
Phone - 612.412. 4366

SPRING - April 1-2 , 2016


Dr. Paschen has crafted a fast-paced, informative 2 day course describing the basics for screening and treating your patients with dental sleep appliances. He has skimmed off all of the fat and will show you exactly what you need to know; from reading a PSG sleep report and working with physicians, to taking the proper bite and treating your patients using the correct protocols and standard of care.  You are sure to enjoy this presentation, filled with many pearls that you can implement immediately into your practice.  
30% of this course will involve HANDS-ON material for participation credit.

MARK PASCHEN DDS has been practicing dentistry in his hometown of Baraboo, Wisconsin since his graduation from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1983. Dr. Paschen limits his general dentistry practice to Orthodontics, TMD, and the treatment of Sleep Breathing Disorders. Presently, he is a Senior Certified Orthodontic Instructor for the International Association for Orthodontics (IAO).  He has achieved his Academic Diplomate certification in the ACSDD and is also a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. 


  • Learn about the benefits of sleep, the health risks and other problems associated with a lack of sleep
  • Learn what normal sleep physiology is and what can happen to our bodies if we do not sleep properly
  • Learn why it is important to differentiate between Central Sleep Apnea and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Be able to effectively screen, examine, and determine if your patients have or are at risk for a Sleep Breathing Disorder
  • Be shown how to read a polysomnogram report and use that information to help you treat your OSA patients more effectively
  • Learn how to treat your patients who have Obstructive Sleep Apnea, by using dental appliances and behavioral techniques
  • Learn the proper protocol and Standard of Care when treating your patients who have Sleep Breathing Disorders and the correct way to work with physicians
  • Be given the correct codes for billing Medical insurance companies and be shown what is needed to submit to insurance for coverage
  • Be shown effective and inexpensive Internal and External marketing techniques to “jump start” your Dental Sleep Practice

Embassy Suites – Airport
7901 34th Avenue South,
Bloomington, MN 55425
Close to Mall of America

Friday, April 1, 2016 |  Registration – 8:00am
Friday, April 1, 2016  |  8:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday, April 2, 2016  |   8:00am – 3:30pm

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

$695 Member
$895  Non-Member

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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: 546
Deborah L. Fung, DDS, MAGD
New members:
New Member of the Minnesota AGD! Andrea L. Smith
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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