Lecture – “Health-centered Dentistry and Team-centered Systems. Every Case is a Big Case; Is Occlusion the Key?”


Dr. Kevin Kwiecien


Dr. Kwiecien graduated from Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry in 1995 and holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration.

He has more than 25 years of private practice experience with most of those years overlapping in academia. Before joining Spear Education full-time from 2014 – 2017, Dr. Kwiecien served as assistant professor of restorative dentistry at Oregon Health and Sciences University School of Dentistry where his roles included director of the university’s faculty dental practice, as well as course director of pre-clinical fixed prosthodontics and cocourse director of advanced restorative concepts.

Dr. Kwiecien’s dedication to high-level continuing education began with Dr. Frank Spear in 2001. Shortly thereafter, he completed the curriculum at the L.D. Pankey Institute. He has over 15 years of national and international lecturing and workshops.

Dr. Kwiecien serves as faculty member at the L.D. Pankey Institute and dedicates the majority of his time as the owner of K Squared Facilitation and Dental Education, facilitating long-term health for the practice, team, and patient.



Friday, October 14, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Health-centered Dentistry and Teamcentered Systems Every Case is a Big Case: Is Occlusion the Key?

As dentistry continues to evolve, the role of the dentist and dental team can seem more ambiguous, creating more questions than answers. Airway or occlusion? Stress-management or an occlusal guard? Fluoride and tooth repair or nutritional counseling? Can we do it all? Should we do it all? If so, how? And is understanding optimal occlusal concepts and restoring a patient to a traditionally optimal result still appropriate? Would you be open to the possibility that the dentist and dental team can use all of its gifts and tools to move a patient towards appropriate and optimal health, one step at a time?

This presentation will address the following:

  • How to intentionally create a co-discovery dental team for a congruent patient experience
  • Develop individualized transparent systems to support predictable clinical office flow
  • Review key clinical data that the entire team can understand to support consistent treatment planning
  • Develop a systematic approach to data gathering and treatment planning
  • Understand how to create a message to help every patient feel safe to move towards appropriate health.


8:00 AM TO 6:30 PM

8:00 AM TO 1:00 PM

Systematic Treatment Planning for Predictability and Confidence

A systematic approach of using the face to determine the proper position of the teeth is the cornerstone of a process that can have a very profound positive impact on restorative dentists, specialists, and team members. Not only can the process increase productivity and profitability, but it can also make every patient’s treatment more predictable, reduce daily and overall anxiety, while simultaneously resulting in more personal satisfaction for the practitioner and the team.

This workshop participants will experience the following:

  • Understand the systematic steps to treatment plan every patient
  • Use photographs provided by Dr. Kwiecien to begin treatment planning several patients
  • Use models provided by Dr. Kwiecien to experience the systematic process of using wax or composite with intention to create optimal function and esthetics
  • Have the opportunity to treatment plan a current patient if photos are provided by participant
  • Review roadblocks to integrating desired changes
  • Create strategies to integrate and lead desired

When / Where:


Friday, October 14, 2022
Lecture will be held at the ESU #3 Facility
6949 S. 110th Street • LaVista, NE 68128

7:30 a.m………………………………………….. Registration
8:00 a.m………………………………………….. Course Begins
12:00 – 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 in the exhibit area.

Hands on Course

Saturday, October 15, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 16, 2022
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

(Limited space available, for Doctors only)

All 3 days will be held at the ESU #3 Facility,
6343 S. 110th Street, LaVista, NE 68128.

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

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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 September 10, 2022.

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

Course Fees

AGD Dentists: $449
Lecture Only (Register by August 1st and receive a $50 member only discount: $399.00)  
Non-AGD Dentist:  $799
Lecture Only  
AGD Dentists:   $2,199
Entire 3 day Event (Register by August 1st and receive a $200 member only discount: $1,999.00)
Includes materials, meals and books. Lodging not included
Non-AGD Dentist:  $2,799
Staff Member/Assistants/Hygienists $125
Dental Students $35
Lab Techs $125


Important Notes:

If you attend the entire 3-day weekend, you will receive 24 hrs. Occlusion Participation Credit. 24 additional hours of participation credit may be earned by presenting a clinical homework assignment after the course and presenting in March of 2023. There is an additional fee.

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

Register by September 23rd to avoid $50 late fee!

Embassy Suites in LaVista is a hotel within 10 minutes of the ESU #3 Facility. They are located at 12520 Westport Parkway, LaVista, NE 68128. There is NO block of rooms. You can make reservations online at Hilton.com and search for this location.

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 1/1/2022 to 12/31/2024. Provider ID# 219313