2018 Fall Lecture/Mastertrack

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2018 Fall Lecture/Mastertrack

Pediatric Dental Pearls


Dr. Josh Wren

Friday, October 12 – Sunday, October 14, 2018

Dr. Josh Wren

Dr. Josh Wren received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry in 2005.

He then completed the Pediatric Dentistry residency program at the University of Kentucky in 2007, where he obtained his Specialty Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. After residency, Dr. Wren established Wren Pediatric Dentistry in Brandon, Mississippi.

He is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and Mississippi representative to the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Wren is an online and live speaker for www.dentaltown.com and serves as the moderator of the pediatric dental forum. In 2013, he founded Pediatric Dental Seminars to educate practitioners on pediatric dental topics.

“Pediatric Dental Pearls””

Friday, October 12, 2018
(8 hrs of AGD Pedo Lecture Credit)

This course is designed to give the participants a clear understanding and comfort level working with children while learning modern techniques and materials in all aspects of pediatric dentistry. There have been many changes in the materials used in pediatric dentistry over the past few years. By using specific cases from his office, Dr. Wren will review his choices of materials and methods for performing various pediatric dental procedures.

While this presentation is case based, Dr. Wren will briefly review the science and literature behind the materials that he uses. At the conclusion of the course, the participant will know how to confidently treat the pediatric patient and get predictable treatment results.

Learning Objectives

• Learn “modern day” behavior guidance methods
• Understand emerging trends in caries control and treatment that is based on caries risk assessment
• Understand the differences and treatment decisions of glass ionomer vs. bioactive vs. resin based composites
• Learn when full coverage restorations are needed and how to perform these procedures (resin crowns vs. class III restorations in the anterior primary teeth, stainless steel crowns vs. large amalgams/resins)
• Learn when/how to perform various pulp therapy procedures (indirect pulp therapy, therapeutic pulptotomies, pulpectomies) and the materials that are proven to be the most successful
• Learn the ultimate painless local anesthetic technique when treating all primary teeth



Saturday & Sunday
October 13-14, 2018

If you attend the entire 3 days, you will receive 12 hours AGD Pedo Participation Credit and 12 hours AGD Ortho Participation Credit. While you only need 12 hours participation in ortho and 12 hours participation credit in pedo to fulfill the AGD Mastership requirements, 24 additional hours of participation credit (12 in pedo/12 in ortho) may be earned by presenting a clinical homework assignment after the course and presenting in March of 2019. There is an additional fee.

Learning Objectives for the Pediatric Hands-on Training

• Learn how to prepare, crimp and seat stainless steel crowns
• Learn how to prepare and seat anterior resin crowns
• Learn how to prepare and seat anterior and posterior zirconia crowns
• Learn how to use and implement Activa restorative composite in the class II restoration
• Learn the indications for lingual and labial frenectomies
• Learn the difference between a scalpel frenectomy and a laser frenectomy


“Interceptive Orthodontics: From growth and development to treating common malocclusions”

Learning Objectives for Orthodontic lecture

• Understand an abbreviated cephalometric analysis
• Learn how to treat common malocclusions in the mixed dentition—posterior crossbites, anterior crossbities, transient crowding
• Learn when to refer patients for an orthodontic evaluation
• Learn when to look for what on your panoramic evaluations
• Learn when to place what space maintainers when dealing with premature loss of primary teeth
• Learn how to treat hypocalcified first permanent molars (should I extract, should I seal, should I restore with full coverage)

Learning Objectives for the Hands-on Orthodontics Training

• Learn how to fabricate the various space maintainers—band and loop, lower lingual arch, wire nance
• Learn how to fabricate and quad helix for expansion
• Learn how to fabricate a Nance button + Z-spring for anterior crossbite correction


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When / Where:

PACElogo2Lecture course held at Embassy Suites La Vista
12540 Westport Parkway, La Vista, NE 68128, 402.331.7400

Friday, October 12, 2018

7:45 a.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Registration/Breakfast
8:00 a.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course Begins
Noon – 1:00 p.m.. . . . . . . .Lunch hour
1:00 p.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course resumes
5:00 p.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course adjourns
** Coffee breaks and lunch will be provided

Saturday, October 13, 2018 • 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 14, 2018 • 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Limited Space Available. The hands on portion will be held at Patterson Dental Supply, 12008 Portal Road #102, La Vista NE 68128


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Register Here!

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Please Mail Your Payment to: NAGD, 2244 Stockwell Street Lincoln, NE 68502 (made payable to the NAGD).

For Credit Card Payment: Call the NAGD Office at 402.438.2321 to pay by Credit Card. Your registration can not be processed until payment is received. An email confirmation will be sent once we receive payment and registration is processed.

PLEASE NOTE: A $40 processing fee will be applied to all persons requesting a refund (lecture only) or $85 processing fee will be applied to all person requesting a refund (3 days) before September 26th. No refunds will be issued after that date.

Questions? Contact the NAGD Office at 402.438.2321 or email julieberger50@gmail.com

Course Fees

AGD Dentists:$350
Friday Lecture Only(Register by 8-1-18 and receive a $50 member only discount)
Non-AGD Dentist: $600
Friday Lecture Only
AGD Dentists:  $1,850
Entire 3 day Event(Register by 8-1-18 and receive a $200 member only discount) Includes materials, meals and handouts. Lodging not included.
Non-AGD Dentist: $2,500
Entire 3 day EventIncludes materials, meals and handouts. Lodging not included.
Staff Member/Assistants/Hygienists: $100
Friday Lecture Only
Dental Students:$35
Friday Lecture Only
Lab Techs:$175
Friday Lecture Only


Important Notes:

  • Due to the popularity of this course, we encourage you to register early and take advantage of the member discounts. Space is limited!!!
  • Register by September 26th to avoid a $45 late fee!
  • A block of sleeping rooms have been reserved at the Embassy Suites for $134 until September 11, 2018. Ask for the “NE Academy of General Dentistry block” rate. To make reservations, call 402.331.740

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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 1/1/2018 to 12/31/2021. Provider ID# 219313


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