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2024 Speakers
Dr. John Svirsky Oral Pathology Richmond, VA

  • Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Career Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
  • Honorary Member, American Academy of Oral Medicine
  • Honorary Member, Hinman Dental Society 

Thursday Courses
Th6005 - The Oral Path of Least Resistance
Time: 8 - 10:30 AM
Room: GWCC, A310
Type: Lectures    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00
AGD Code: 730

This new interactive course for 2024 will present a potpourri of interesting cases! As the audience helps me diagnose conditions while I play the patient, some unusual “things” might pop up! Develop a logical approach to the diagnosis of oral lesions, learn to describe and develop a differential diagnosis of various clinical cases, and learn to treat selected oral diseases, distinguishing “good" from "bad.”

Th6034 - Oral Cancer 2024: Lumps, Bumps and Lesions for all Seasons
Time: 12 - 3 PM
Room: Omni, International Ballroom D
Type: Lectures    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00
AGD Code: 730

Develop a logical approach to the recognition and diagnosis of premalignant and malignant lesions. This course will help you understand the risk factors associated with the development of oral and oropharyngeal cancers and learn how to present an oral cancer diagnosis to a patient while determining the current prognosis and treatment. We will review unusual cases, diagnostic challenges, the oral health effects of tobacco products and alcohol, premalignant and malignant lesions, and new diagnostic techniques as well as the link between human papilloma virus and cancer.

Online Courses
On8001 - Tumors are Things That Grow Bump in the Night
Room: ,
Type:    Handouts: No
In-Person Attendee Fee: $35.00  Online Attendee Fee: $50.00
AGD Code: 730

This new course, developed for 2024, covers oral bumps in their entire splendor from pyogenic granulomas to soft tissue malignancies. We cover the common and important benign and malignant soft tissue tumors. Neurofibromatosis, multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome and Sturge-Weber disease make appearances. Attendees learn to recognize and describe common oral soft-tissue tumors, differentiate benign from malignant soft-tissue lesions and distinguish between reactive and inflammatory processes and true tumors. You will be re-introduced to lots of unusual diseases!


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Date Available: 12/5/2023

Date Reviewed: 3/1/24

Date Removed: 5/31/24

Friday Courses
Fr6050 - Hygiene All-Day Track
Time: 8 AM - 3:30 PM
Room: Omni, Grand Ballroom A-D1
Type: Lectures    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $180.00  Other Fee: $110.00
AGD Code: 490

Dr. David Rice
Creating the Ultimate Doctor & RDH Exam
8 – 9 am 

Tired of hearing "let's wait" from patients? How about hearing "yes" and then no follow through? Overworked, overstressed and unproductive is the story we hear time and again. If you're ready for better, join us and take home THE playbook that drives patient yes.



Dr. Bethany Valachi
9 – 10 am

A staggering 80% of hygienists who retire early are forced to, due to work-related pain.  This research-based seminar bridges the gap between dental ergonomics and work-related pain to help you prevent injury and increase career longevity.  Discover how equipment selection, adjustment and positioning are affecting your health.



Ms. Lora Hooper
Biological Testing
10 – 11 am

Don't miss this opportunity to revolutionize your dental hygiene department and gain insights into achieving better patient outcomes through the power of testing. By harnessing salivary diagnostics, you'll gain the tools to unlock personalized treatment pathways and elevate the standard of care you provide.



Lunch is on your own from 11 am – 12:30 pm.

Dr. John Svirsky
Mother Said that There Would Be Days Like This
12:30-1:30 pm

This is the 2024 course that will review some interesting conditions emphasizing diseases from aphthous stomatitis to the HPV association with oropharyngeal cancer and oral cancer. Get ready to laugh, learn and make a difference in the life of your patients.  


Ms. Amanda Hill
Disinfection Dash: Mastering Operatory Turnover
1:30-2:30 pm

Welcome to Disinfection Dash, where we transform operatory clean-up into an adrenaline-pumping challenge! In this fast-paced and witty course, we'll uncover the sneaky spots commonly missed during treatment room disinfection and equip you with effective techniques to ensure every patient and clinician enjoys a safe and hygienic experience. 


Dr. Maria Geisinger 
The Myths and Mysteries of Oral Hygiene: Evidence-Based Recommendations in the Age of Dr. Google and Pinterest
2:30-3:30 pm 
From charcoal toothpaste to oil pulling to purple color-correcting toothpaste, our patients are bombarded with oral hygiene advice with dubious scientific basis. This course will examine the evidence behind oral hygiene recommendations for patients with various dental needs. 

Fr6057 - Come in and Catch it: The Review that Sticks
Time: 8 - 11 AM
Room: Omni, International Ballroom AB
Type: Lectures    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00
AGD Code: 250

Re-energize your diagnostic confidence! This is the perfect review course that covers the recognition, diagnosis and treatment of the 25 soft tissue lesions that every dentist and hygienist should know and treat appropriately. Learn to manage xerostomia and integrate therapeutic regimens for treatment of selected oral diseases such as aphthous ulcerations, herpes, candidiasis, angular cheilitis and lichen planus. Recognize and manage premalignant lesions and oral cancer.

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