Lecture – “Crash Course in CBCT Interpretation”



Dr. Barett Andreasen is an accomplished Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist, lecturer, and founder of the oral radiology practice, Radiodontics.

Dr. Andreasen completed his oral
radiology residency at the UCLA School of Dentistry, where he received advanced education in interpreting and evaluating CBCT imaging, panoramic radiographs, and other imaging modalities. Since then, he has provided his expertise to dentists and specialists nationwide. He works closely with specialists in Oral and Craniofacial Surgery, Orofacial Pain, Oral Pathology, Orthodontics, and more.

Dr. Andreasen is a strong advocate for patient safety, health, and welfare regarding the use of radiation in dentistry. He believes that proper education of the public and the clinician leads to more effective treatment, diagnosis, and communication.

Dr. Andreasen obtained his DDS at Texas A&M College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas, and graduated with a BS in Biophysics from Brigham Young University. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife, three children, and dog.


Friday, March 22, 2024
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Whether you are brand new to CBCT imaging or have
been using the technology for years, a solid foundational
understanding of CBCT interpretation is crucial for patient
evaluation and proper treatment planning. In this course,
Dr. Andreasen will introduce the concepts of image
manipulation, interpretation strategies, and radiographic
principles to help clinicians better utilize the 3D imaging
available to them. Through the discussion, clinicians
will develop a systematic and reproducible method that
improves productivity and minimizes interpretation time
without sacrificing diagnostic accuracy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to navigate through a CBCT scan efficiently and effectively
  • Develop a routine for evaluation of the craniofacial structures captured on CBCT scans
  • Recognize CBCT artifacts, limitations, and common errors
  • Learn to record and document relevant findings
  • Understand your liability regarding CBCT technology
  • Identify the most common findings on a CBCT scan


Lecture – “AI and More…Growing Trends in Dentistry”




Dr. Peter Auster strives for his seminars to be “uplifting, inspiring, and educational” – as a recent testimonial summarized. He combines the latest technology, materials, and techniques in a free-moving, collaborative day, where attendee participation is embraced, and the tailored needs of the audience are honored.

Dr. Auster continues thirty-five years of cosmetic
and reconstructive dentistry in his private practice in Pomona, NY. He has lectured from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Oregon, and internationally.

Dr. Auster has written dozens of articles for major dental publications. His article, “Groundbreaking Composite Dentistry” was the cover story of Dentistry Today Magazine in February 2019, and he was named the cover story again in April 2022. Dr. Auster is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists.

Dr. Auster has spent twelve years in leadership positions at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), including the 2022 chair of their Professional Education Committee. He also founded their New York affiliate, the Greater New York Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (GNYACD). Dr. Auster is a speaker for Catapult Education’s Speakers Bureau. He takes great pride in twelve years of volunteer dentistry abroad and an ADA award for international voluntary service.


Friday, March 22, 2024
1:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Dr. Peter Auster charts new ground in today’s dentistry from artificial intelligence, heating your composites, injection molding, electronic anesthesia, laser curing lights and today’s newest and best products to defy dental inflation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Experience Dental AI programs which will pick up your dentistry AND your bottom line
  • Learn about a NEW answer to stop decay in its tracks in 5 minutes
  • Discover excellent products that cost LESS than what you use today, as inflation is reducing our practice bottom line
  • Implement Injection Molding: the best way to get treatment started NOW
  • Learn about the first product created to be used EXCLUSIVELY when heated
  • The BEST retraction pastes, the BEST pulp capping agents, the coolest new lasers, the finest cements and curing lights were released recently. What makes them different?
  • Discover a new electronic anesthesia system that makes palatal injections painless
  • What separates todays digital scanners from others on the market?
  • Learn about new techniques to create 6 beautiful composite veneers simply and in less than 2 hours!

Hands on Course

Dr. Eugene Santucci

The Link between GERD, TMD, Erosion, Bruxing & Sleep

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Dental Sleep Medicine; What Every General Dentist Should Know

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 


Dr. Gene Santucci is an Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry at the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA. He is co-director of the Dental Sleep Mini-Residency Program, and Content Coordinator for Sleep Medicine. He also holds a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology and Counseling.

Dr. Santucci has presented nationally and internationally on the topics of dental sleep medicine, ADHD in children and sleep related disorders, occlusion, aesthetics, temporomandibular disorders, photography, functional anatomy of the gnathostomatic system and the fabrication and delivery of night guards. He is a published author contributing to numerous articles in refereed journals and abstracts, along with a task force report regarding sleep medicine, and course content in dental education. His textbook contributions include: Patient Examinations in an Esthetic Dentistry Practice, Headache and Facial Pain.

Dr. Santucci has been awarded membership in the following associations: the American College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy, American Academy of Integrated Pain Management, American Dental Educators Association, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, California Sleep Society, American Association of Oral Systemic Health, American Dental Association and California Dental Association. He is a member of Catapult Education’s Speakers Bureau and reviews dental products for them.

Dr. Santucci’s goal is to encourage all dental professionals to become the first line of defense regarding the evaluation, referral, and treatment for the various types of sleep disturbances from snoring to obstructive sleep apnea in children and adults.


8:00 A.M. TO 12 NOON

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the connection between disturbed sleep and shorter teeth
  • Understand the types of bruxism
  • Review the causes of erosion
  • Consider the how and when to restore the dentition affected by the destructive force of erosion


1:00 P.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

Join Dr. Santucci and take a “deep dive” into the numerous interrelated concepts that are involved in dental sleep medicine. This course format will take away the anxiety of including sleep evaluation, referral and possibly treatment for disrupted sleep in your general dental practice. As in all we do for our dental patients, we can educate the population at large concerning these total health issues. This presentation is appropriate for the entire dental staff and will bring the office up to date regarding the ADA’s 2017 policy statement.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the public health concerns of disturbed sleep’s medical consequences
  • Review the anatomy of the gnathostomatic system in health and disease
  • Be aware of sleep surveys for children and adults
  • Understand why ADHD may be a sleep problem
  • Become aware of the various forces involved in acid tooth wear
  • Review the use of fluorides, dental restorations, and products related to disturbed sleep

When / Where:


Friday, March 22, 2024
Saturday, March 23, 2024
Both days will be held at the The Graduate Hotel
191 N. 9th Street • Lincoln, NE 68508

7:30 a.m…………………………………. Registration & light breakfast
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.

We now offer a 25% discount on any lecture, weekend MT or the entire MT class for a new grad/young dentist (each CE offered), up to their 5th year out. (i.e., dental student graduated in 2023, their 1st year out would be 2024. They would get this discount for 2024-2028.)

Also we are offering a one-time 50% discount on any lecture or weekend MT course for a new grad/young dentist, up to their 5th year out. (Must be an AGD member)

Register for 2024 Spring Meeting

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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 $100 processing fee will be applied to all persons requesting a refund (3 days). No refunds be issued after February 9, 2024.

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

Course Fees

AGD Dentists: Friday or Saturday
(Register by January 5th and receive a $50 member only discount: $399.00/day)
Non-AGD Dentist: Friday or Saturday$799
AGD Dentists: Both days
Register by January 1st and receive a $100 member only discount: $799.00)
(Includes materials, meals. Lodging not included)
Non-AGD Dentist: Both days
(Includes materials, meals. Lodging not included)
Staff Member/Assistants/Hygienists $125/day
Dental Student:$35/day
Lab Techs: $125/day

Important Notes:

Attending the Friday lecture, you will receive 8 hrs of lecture credit; 4 hrs. in subject code 149 (AM) and 4 hrs. lecture credit in 200 (PM). Attending the Saturday lecture, you will receive 8 hrs. of lecture credit in subject code 730. With protocol, 16 hrs. of participation credit can be earned in the above subject codes by presenting a clinical homework assignment (protocol). These participation hours will be awarded after the completion of the clinical homework assignment in June or October of 2024. There is an additional fee of $600.

Don’t forget to take advantage of HUGE member only discounts if you register by January 5th!

Register by February 8th to avoid $50 late 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 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

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