PACElogo2October 17-19, 2014, Fall Lecture & Mastertrack

The Nebraska Academy of General Dentistry (NAGD) welcomes you to the 2014 Fall Meeting.  The Friday lecture will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 801 R Street,  in the new Railyard/Haymarket area of downtown Lincoln.  Our featured speaker for the Friday lecture and Saturday hands on portion will be world renowned lecturer, Dr. Karl Koerner.  Dr. Koerner will be speaking on “Oral Surgery for the General Dentist: Easier and More Predictable”.

The weekend continues on Sunday morning and our featured speakers will be Dr. John Engel and Dr. Steve Coffey.  They will be speaking on “All-on-4” and “Cone Beam Technology & Guided Implant Surgery”.   (Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday will be held at UNMC College of Dentistry).

You are welcome to join us for the Friday lecture only or the entire weekend!  Spots for the hands on portion are already filling up.  Register by July 18, 2014 and receive member only discounts:  $200 on the entire weekend or $75 on the Friday Lecture Only.

If you attend the entire weekend AND you are an AGD member, you will receive 24 hours of participation credit in Oral Surgery.  24 additional hours of participation credit may be earned by presenting a clinical homework assignment after the course and presenting in June of 2015.  There is an additional fee to present. As of August 8, 2014, there are only 5 spots left for the weekend portion!

Friday & Saturday, Dr. Koerner

Dr. Koerner has presented many didactic and participation oral surgery courses at international, national, and regional meetings and at the state level for many dental associations and AGD groups. He is currently Director of Oral Surgery for Intermountain Dental Associates in Utah. In 2008-2009, he was Director of the Oral Surgery Department at the Scottsdale Center for Dental Education. Dr. Koerner is not an oral surgeon but learned oral surgery in the U.S. Army where he completed a general practice residency. For the last 15 years, his Utah practice has been limited to oral surgery. He is the author of many articles on oral surgery for the general dentist and has authored or co-authored four books in addition to making several DVDs on surgery with Dr. Gordon Christensen. Dr. Koerner is on Clinicians’ Report (formerly CRA) Board of Directors and editorial boards for the Academy of General Dentistry Journal, Dentistry Today’s peer reviewed articles, and Premium Practical Dentistry (PPD) in the UK. He is past president of the Utah Dental Association and Utah Academy of General Dentistry. In 2010 he received the National AGD’s Weclew award.

Lecture: Friday, October 17, 2014 from 8am-5pm. Hilton Garden Inn 801 R Street • Lincoln, NE. (8 hours CE/AGD Oral Surgery Lecture Credit).

Hands-on Training: Friday evening (October 17) & Saturday (October 18). Held at UNMC College of Dentistry, 40th & Holdrege Streets • Lincoln, NE

Dr Karl Koerner NAGD

Friday, October 17 Lecture Learning objectives:
Many extractions look easy but can soon become difficult, time consuming, and lead to complications. This course reviews the best techniques and instruments to remove “surgical” extractions easily and quickly while conserving bone. From that primary emphasis, Dr. Koerner branches to other related surgery subjects that use many of the same instruments and principles.

These include:

  • The most common suturing techniques and materials,
  • avoiding sinus problems,
  • predictable socket grafting techniques (without company hype),
  • ridge preparation for immediate dentures,
  • bleeding management during surgery,
  • a review of moderate third molar impaction essentials (anatomy and step-by-step guidelines).

Course Objectives
As a result of attending this course, the dentist will be able to:

  • More easily do “surgical” or difficult extractions that frequently occur in general practice.
  • Be more proficient at ridge preparation for immediate dentures.
  • Select appropriate socket grafting cases and have the knowledge to do them successfully.
  • Prevent and/or manage bleeding problems that can occur during oral surgery.
  • Better understand patient selection and risks of third molar surgery.
  • Perform oral surgery according to current standards of care.

Hands-on Training
Friday evening &

This workshop builds on the Friday lecture. It applies the surgical principles covered already – to use on life-like dentoform models. The following procedures will be done on the models:

  • full-thickness mucoperiosteal flaps (envelope and triangular),
  • suturing (interrupted/surgeon’s knot, cross-suture, continuous-lock),
  • surgical extractions (multiple root-tip removals with several different methods), alveoplasty, socket grafting (bone graft and barrier membrane)
  • moderate third molar impaction (mesioangular),
  • excisional biopsy
  • incision and drainage,
  • mini-implant placement

Topics covered today that were not discussed in lecture include:

  • anxiety control for apprehensive surgery patients,
  • basics of using mini-implants for more economical denture stabilization,
  • I&D in general practice, discussion of antibiotic usage
  • incisional/excisional biopsies,
  • bisphosphonates,
  • other discussions as time permits.

Course Objectives
In addition to the course objectives on Friday, the dentist will also be able to:

  • Control patient anxiety related to oral surgery.
  • Understand principles of mini-implant placement
  • Along with advantages and disadvantages of this modality.
  • Correctly perform I&Ds on the less-invasive abscesses.
  • Do easier third molar impactions.
  • Perform oral surgery according to current standards of care.
Friday, June 6, 2014 Schedule
7:30 am Registration
8:00 am Course Begins
12:00-1:00 pm

Lunch Hour

1:00 pm Course Resumes
5:00 pm Course Adjourns
Friday 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Hands on Course — Limited Space Available Held at UNMC College of Dentistry, Lincoln, NE

Saturday, October 18, 2014 Schedule

8 am – 5pm Hands on Course — Limited Space Available. Held at UNMC College of Dentistry, Lincoln, NE

October 19, 2014
Dr. John Engel &
Dr. Steve Coffey


The All-on-4 procedure is gaining in popularity with both the dental community and the general public. This lecture will discuss all aspects of the All-on-4 concept including: pre-op evaluation and planning, patient selection, surgical procedure and prosthetics. The role of the restorative dentist, surgeon and lab technician will be discussed. Upon completion of the course, clinicians should have a basic understanding of the All-on-4 process and be able to discuss the concept comfortably with their patients.

Cone Beam Technology & Guided Implant Surgery
Cone beam technology is becoming more prevalent in many aspects of dentistry. Dental specialists such as oral surgeons and periodontists have been using cone beam technology for some time and now many general practitioners are installing cone beam technology in their own offices or sending patients to outside facilities to obtain cone beam images. Cone beam computerized tomography (CBCT) scans can be useful for a variety of diagnostic situations from pathology, to implant planning and supernumerary teeth. This lecture will discuss the basics of CBCT technology as well as its indications and applications. Guided implant surgery utilizing CBCT will also be discussed.

Dr. John Engel has been practicing oral surgery in Omaha for 20 years. He received his DDS from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry in Lincoln and received his Medical Degree from UNMC before completing his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr Engel is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and participates in many professional organizations. He is President of the Metro Omaha Implant Study Club.

Dr. Steven Coffey was raised in Omaha and attended Creighton Prep, Creighton University, and Creighton University School of Dentistry. He completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. Dr. Coffey is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. His professional interests are in Pathology and Reconstructive Surgery, Implant Reconstructive Surgery, and Computer and CT Guided Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Coffey is a member of many dental groups including the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Association and the Omaha District Dental Society.



Sunday, June 8, 2014 Schedule

8 am – 1pm Lecture Only. Held at UNMC College of Dentistry, Lincoln, NE


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PLEASE NOTE: A $45 late fee will be charged if your registration is not received 20 calendar days prior to the meeting.

Course Fees

Friday Lecture Only
(AGD Dentists)
$350 (Register by 7-18-14 and receive a $75 member only discount: $275.)
Friday Lecture Only (Non-AGD Dentists) $600
Friday Lecture Only (Staff Member/Assistants/Hygenists) $75
Friday Lecture Only (Dental Students) $35
Friday Lecture Only (Lab Techs) $125
Entire 3-Day Event (AGD Dentists) $1850 (Register by 7-18-14 and receive a $200 member only discount:$1650) (includes materials, handouts & meals. Lodging not included.)
Entire 3-Day Event (Non-AGD Dentists) $2500 (includes materials, handouts & meals. Lodging not included.)

Important Notes:

  • Don’t forget to take advantage of HUGE member only discounts if you register by July 18th! A late fee of $45 will be added if you register after September 30th.
  • A block of sleeping rooms have been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn for $109 until September 17, 2014. Ask for the “Nebraska AGD” rate. To make reservations, call 1.402.475.9000.
  • If you attend the entire weekend AND are an AGD member, you will receive 24 hours of Participation Credit in Oral Surgery. 24 additional hours of participation credit may be earned by presenting a clinical homework assignment after the course and presenting in June of 2015. There is an additional fee.

The AGD-Nebraska is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2014 to 12/31/2017. Provider ID# 219313