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Lecture – “Implementing Supra-gingival Minimally Invasive Adhesive Dentistry to Make Operative and Restorative Dentistry, Healthier, Faster and Better. Direct & Indirect Restorations”


Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS, FAGD


Dr. Ruiz is the Director of the Los Angeles Institute of Clinical Dentistry and Course Director of numerous CE courses at the University of Southern California (USC). He is Honorary Clinical Professor at Warwick University in England and a member of the editorial board for Dentistry Today.

He is also an Associate Instructor at Dr. Gordon Christensen, PCC in Utah and an independent evaluator of dental products for CR (CRA). Dr. Ruiz has been named as one of the “Top Clinicians in CE 2006-2011” by Dentistry Today.

Dr. Ruiz has published several research papers as well as many clinical articles on adhesive dentistry, occlusion, and esthetic dentistry. He regularly lectures at all major dental meetings, both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Ruiz has been practicing in the Studio District of Los Angeles for over 20 years and enjoys a clientele of many stars and entertainers. His focus is on treating complex cosmetic, rehabilitation, and implant cases. 

Dr. Ruiz has made numerous television appearances highlighting his esthetic dental makeovers, including NBC Channel 4 News, ABC News, Good Morning America & Vista La, VH1 and Channel 52 Telemundo, and 34 Univision.


To register for the lecture, please contact the NAGD Office at 402.438.2321.

(8 hrs of Lecture Operative hrs.)

In this dynamic lecture/workshop which includes powerful visuals, videos and live demonstrations, Dr. Ruiz, a real practicing clinician, demonstrates breakthrough techniques which will make adhesive restorative dentistry easier, faster and more predictable than ever before.

Targeted to the practicing clinician who is interested in providing his or her patients with the healthiest, high-quality, evidence-based adhesive dentistry techniques specially designed to keep restorative margins above the gum: Supra-gingival dentistry. The techniques taught in this lecture can be applied to anterior, posterior, direct and indirect restorative and esthetic dentistry.


  • Understand the rational and benefits of adhesive supra-gingival minimally invasive dentistry.
  • Learn the principles which will make adhesive dentistry predictable.
  • Discuss reasons why patients want this type of dentistry and explain how it will grow a practice.
  • Examine a live demonstration of the zirconia bonded “Maryland” bridge.
  • Thoroughly discuss adhesive systems and describe how to be successful with them.
  • Demonstrate the breakthrough supra-gingival enamel preservation technique.
  • Learn why porcelain veneers are the ideal restoration for badly workout teeth and badly decayed teeth and how to perform them successfully.
  • Learn the necessary diagnosis steps for success with extensive esthetic rehabilitations.
  • Learn the 3 Golden Rules of occlusion.
  • Review breakthrough innovations in adhesive dentistry
  • Steps and materials for successful bonded cementation.
  • Update of restorative porcelains for anterior, posterior restorations and fix prosthodontics, ideal for minimally invasive dentistry.
  • And much more


8:00 AM TO 6:30 PM

SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2022
8:00 AM TO 1:00 PM

This workshop builds on the Friday lecture.


  • Analyze and perform the filling of a class II direct composite technique.
  • View a live video of a preparation and then perform a onlay build-ups, using supra-gingival principles.
  • Learn and perform a highly important smile design for esthetic cases.
  • Demonstrate a 10-minute veneer preparation technique, participants will perform build ups.
  • And much more


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When / Where:


Friday, June 3, 2022
Lecture will be held at The Cornhusker Marriott Hotel
333 S. 13th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

7:15 a.m.…………………………………………….. Registration
7:45 a.m……………………………………………… Course Begins
11:45 – 1:15 p.m……………………………………. Extended Lunch Hour
                                                            (A chance to visit the exhibitors!)
1:15 p.m……………………………………………… Course resumes
4:00 p.m……………………………………………… Exhibits close
5:15 p.m……………………………………………… Course adjourns

** Coffee breaks and lunch will be provided in the exhibit area.

Hands on Course with Dr. Ruiz

Saturday, June 4, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 5, 2022
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

(Limited space available for Hands-on Participation)

All 3 days will be held at The Cornhusker Marriott Hotel.

Download Course Details PDF »


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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 $60 processing fee will be applied to all persons requesting a refund (lecture only) or $120 processing fee will be applied to all persons requesting a refund (3 days). No refunds be issued after May 11, 2022.

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

Course Fees

AGD Dentists:$449
Friday Lecture Only(Register by April 1st and receive a $50 member only discount: $399)  
Non-AGD Dentist: $799
Friday Lecture Only 
AGD Dentists:  $1,950
Entire 3 day Event(Register by April 1st and receive a $200 member only discount: $1,999)Includes materials, meals and books. Lodging not included.
Non-AGD Dentist: $2,799
Entire 3 day Event(Includes materials, meals and books. Lodging not included)

Important Notes:

If you attend the entire 3-day weekend, you will receive 24 hrs. AGD Operative Participation Credit. 24 additional hours of participation credit may be earned by presenting a clinical homework assignment after the course and presenting in October of 2022. There is an additional fee.

Don’t forget to take advantage of HUGE member only discounts if you register by April 1st!

Register by May 11, 2022 to avoid $50 late fee!

A block of sleeping rooms have been reserved at the Cornhusker Marriott for $116 until May 12, 2022. Ask for the Nebraska AGD rate. To make reservations, call 402.474.7474.

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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 the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2018 to 12/31/2021. Provider ID# 219313

FAGD/MAGD Approved
1/1/2018 to 12/31/2021