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CE Directory 2021

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Welcome New Members2021 CE CalendarFellowTrack CEMasterTrack CE 2 0 2 1 C E C A L E N D A RThe past year has been a challenge, to say the least.One year ago, dentists among millions of other smallbusiness owners, were asked to close their doors insome capacity. Shortly thereafter, professionalorganizations such as the AGD and ADA mobilized tobecome essential resources for guidance, based on thescience at the time, on how to manage our officesreopening and get our business back on track. What hastranspired in the past year altered not only ourprofessional lives, but our personal lives as well, withsome permanence. (continued on next page)A message from Dr. Steven Strickland,VAGD President Leap Into PracticeMentorship Program Save the Date: VAGD Annual Award Gala AGD 2021

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BACK ON TRACKAT VIRGINIA AGDSulekha Abdi, DDS Alexandria, VAOmer F. Akmal, DDS Arlington, VA Yasser Alhabashi, DDS Chantilly, VA Gina Askander, DDS Alexandria, VANicole T. Barbour, DDS Richmond, VA Gabriella C. Basha, DDS Vienna, VA Melanie Boone, DDS Glen Allen, VAHarika Chadive, DDS Sterling, VA Steven Christofakis, DDS Henrico, VAPaul Chung, DDS Richmond, VA Julia S. Davis, DDS Midlothian, VA Oscar Dominguez-Garcia, DDS Ashburn, VAJigmey L. Dorjee, DDS Arlington, VA Tamer N. Elhady, DMD, FAGD Fairfax, VA Bita Ashley Ellis, DDS Burke, VA Nada Elsadig, DDS Woodbridge, VA Ahmed Ezzeldin, DDS Springfield, VA Monica Gendi, DDS Arlington, VA Brian Gottlieb, DDS Washington, DCRodrigo Guevara, DDS Alexandria, VAWanda Hall, DDS Glen Allen, VAWilliam Jeffrey, DDS Harrisonburg, VAMustafa Al-Karagholi, DDS Falls Church, VA Rebecca Karp, DDS Charlottesville, VAAnisa Kasiri, DDS Henrico, VA Rodion Kryzhanovskiy, DDS Norfolk, VA Miranda Lee, DDS Portsmouth, VA Crystal Luna, DDS Arlington, VA Hannah Rose Mabe, DDS Waynesboro, VAKristen E. Maddux, DDS Virginia Beach, VA Merah Marwan Al-Jundi, DDS McLean, VAColin McCain, DDS Charlottesville, VAKevin Mistry, DDS Arlington, VA Adenike O. Ogunbekun, DDS Bristow, VAChristine Owuor, DDS Ruckersville, VA Gauri A. Pande, DDS Chantilly, VA Vaibhavi Patel, DDS Danville, VA Shemika Sample, DDS Richmond, VA Maninder Sandhu, DDS Sterling, VA Sharmila Shyamsundar, DDS Falls Church, VA Alexander M. Simon, DDS Richmond, VA Justin Spiegelman, DSD Williamsburg, VA David W. Stafford, DDS Martinsville, VA Kiran Toor, DDS Woodbridge, VA Jennifer Wolf, DDS Arlington, VA Sarah Yang, DDS Chantilly, VA Jessica Yoo, DDS Burke, VA Steve Yopa, DDS Sterling, VA Locally, the VAGD was quick to respond. We instituteda series of COVID specific, complimentary webinars toVAGD members to create community, share commonexperiences, and navigate through new challengespresented to the general dentist. Experts were foundin various disciplines who were informative andprovided a wonderful format for virtual learning andconnection.The opportunity for virtual learning will now be apermanent part of our core offerings for members, inaddition to our outstanding in-person CE schedule.This Spring, on-demand, virtual CE courses will bemade available through "Virtual VAGD" on website, empowering members to earnquality, discounted CE at their convenience.In addition, we are excited to launch an entirelyvirtual Mentorship Program for aspiring businessowners in 2021.Perhaps some of the changes our profession hasimplemented will continue in a post-COVID world aswell. I am optimistic about the vaccine and oureventual control of COVID-19. As healthcareprofessionals, it is our responsibility to provide carewhile also continuing to follow the science and adhereto guidance from experts. As an AGD dentist, youexemplify what being a dentist truly means—adedicated commitment to evolving through continuingeducation and clinical excellence. The Virginia AGD ishere to help general dentists get back on track, byoffering both virtual and in-person opportunities toconnect with colleagues and evolve professionally. Sincerely, Steve Strickland, DDS, FAGDPresident, Virginia Academy of General DentistryNEW MEMBERS!A Message from the VAGD President2020-2021

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April 16-17May 14August 6-7August - SeptemberOctober 152021 CE CALENDARat a glanceSpring MasterTrack: Fixed ProsthoRoss Nash, DDS16 Participation Credits YM Education Center: Chantilly, VA"The Team Approach to Airway Management"Tracey Nguyen, DDS, FAGD6 Lecture CreditsYM Education Center: Chantilly, VA Summer MasterTrack: Removable ProsthoMichael Waliszewski, DDS12 Participation CreditsMid-Atlantic Center for Advanced Dental Study: Chesapeake, VA Leap Into PracticeMentorship ProgramThe ZarGill GroupUp to 24 CE Credits/8 Service Hours*Virtual, now accepting applications. ACLS Re-Certification and Sedation Update4 Lecture Credits/CourseRichmond, VA"Accelerate Your Practice"Key Speaker: Sandy Pardue7 Lecture CreditsRichmond, VA October 22-23December 3-4VAGD Annual ConferenceFall MasterTrack: EstheticsJoyce Bassett, DDS, FAGD16 Participation CreditsYM Education Center: Chantilly, VA Read More and Register

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The Team Approach toAirway ManagementAccelerate Your PracticeDEC 4TH - FINANCE 101, LEAP INTO EXPANSIONThe restorative dentist’s role in early detection, diagnosis and treatment of sleepdisorders is becoming increasingly important. By understanding the goals of dentalairway management, we can properly communicate with other specialists anddevelop an interdisciplinary team. Dr. Nguyen will emphasize the importance of theteam approach and highlight the leading role that the restorative dentist plays toachieve the best patient outcome. 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, 6 CE Credits, Code 160From patient to employee management, the lasting effect of COVID-19 is thattraditional practice management processes and procedures have evolved. While somepractices have stumbled under the weight of additional or changing managementburdens, others have learned how to excel. This course was designed to help doctorsand their staff transition from survive to thrive by learning more efficient ways tocreate productivity with less stress. 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, 7 CE Credits, Code 550December 3-4, 2021May 14, 2021TRACEY NGUYEN, DDS, FAGD, AAACDChantilly, VADEC 3RD - SANDY PARDUERichmond, VALearn key financial disciplines and habits that will fuel your long-term financial stability.Industry professionals will discuss accelerating your practice through expansion. 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, 4 CE Credits, Code 550Ticket includes access to both Dec 3 and 4FELLOWTRACKIN-PERSONCOURSESVAGD Annual Dental Conference$249 MEMBERS $349 NON MEMBERS$99 STAFFFull day lecture courses, designed especiallyfor the general dentist and their team. REGISTER

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October 22-23, 2021: Chantilly, VAJoyce Bassett, DDS, FAGD"Digital Design and Real World Cosmetic Dentistry"16 Participation Credits, Code 780April 16-17, 2021: Chantilly, VARoss Nash, DDS"Fixed Prosthodontics in General Practice" 16 Participation Credits, Code 610August 6-7, 2021: Chesapeake, VAMichael Waliszewski, DDS"Complete Dentures in Clinical Practice" 12 Participation Credits, Code 670Two-day protocol courses with a participationelement designed for those seeking Mastership, but open to any member or non-member to attend. PER SESSION PRICING$1000 MEMBERS$1250 NON MEMBERS Register for all three sessions and save!$2500 Members$3000 Non MembersMasterTrack courses are limited to 25 attendees per session MASTERTRACKIN-PERSONCOURSESTo learn more about MasterTrack Courses and Requirements,please visit

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The Leap Into Practice Mentorship Program is a hands-on, 8-weekvirtual program that seeks to connect practice owners (Mentors) withaspiring practice owners (Mentees) to ultimately help menteesdetermine if practice ownership is right for them and to embark onthis goal with more confidence and preparation. The tangible “walk-away” will be a customized, self-developedbusiness plan and credit hours for both mentors and mentees.The program will be a combination of self-learning, educational videos,and one-on-one guidance from industry experts and mentors to discuss:Industry AnalysisOrganizational StructureOperational/Management StrategyFinance-Capitalization and Understanding NumbersThe Art of Self Sustaining, Growing and Achieving ProfitabilityFinance Continued--In Business to Make MoneyMarketing and SalesLeadership and Communication

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Once selected, Mentees will be invoiced a $500 fee for programenrollmentSelected Mentors will be enrolled in the program at no costBoth Mentors and Mentees may earn up to 24 Self Instruction/LectureCE Credits upon completion of the 8-week program. Masters are alsoeligible to earn up to 8 Service Hours.Both Mentors and Mentees will receive an invitation to attend the 2ndAnnual VAGD Award Gala Mentors and Mentees must apply to be considered for the limited numberof spots available. The application period will open on March 1st and willclose May 1st. Selected applicants will be contacted early May.To read more about the program and learn how to complete yourapplication, please visit An invitation-only evening presented in partnership with the Popovich Financial Group to celebrate Virginia's 2020 and 2021Fellow, Master, and LLSR award recipients among the company ofother Virginia Fellows, Masters, and AGD Leaders. Friday, October 22nd, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Chantilly, VASave the Date - 2nd Annual VAGD Award Gala

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