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AGD’s 10 Dentists to Watch
Tuesday, March 12: 7:30-8:30 p.m. CDT
Multiple Speakers
Subject: 770 Self Improvement
Credits: 1
Audience: Students, Residents, Dentists, Dental Assistants 
Fee: FREE

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Unlocking the Potential of CBCT in Modern Healthcare
Thursday, March 14: 7:30–9 p.m. CDT
Ali Z. Syed, BDS, MHA, MS
Subject: 730 Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology
Credits: 1.5
Audience: Students, Residents, Dentists
Fee: $37.50 (students and residents); $75 (members); $125 (nonmembers), free for Region 17

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Shine Online! Standing Out Digitally Among Your Local Competitors
Thursday, March 21: 7:30–8:30 p.m. CDT
Blake Hadley 
Subject: 550 Practice Management and Human Relations
Credits: 1
Audience: Students, Residents, Dentists, Dental Assistants
Fee: $37.50 (students and residents); $75 (members); $125 (nonmembers)

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July 17-20
Minneapolis, MN

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Upcoming Events for General Dentistry

Physical Strategies for Dentistry — Part II

Date(s)
Dec. 1, 2023 at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Ralph A. Cooley, DDS, FAGD
Subject: 150 Health Medicine and Nutrition 
Credits: 1
Method: Lecture
Friday, Dec. 1: 1–2 p.m. CST
Audience: Students, Residents, Dentists, Dental Assistants 
Fee: $37.50 (students and residents); $75 (members); $125 (nonmembers)

Description

A continuation of the “Physical Strategies for Dentistry” series, which examines the physical challenges that dentists face in their careers. This series demonstrate how the individual dentist can be proactive to reduce physical pain and impairments and extend their practicing life.

Learning Objectives 

  • Learn how to perform multiple range-of-motion exercises that can help alleviate physical strain.
  • Understand the importance of strength training for dental professionals and learn which muscles should be targeted.

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Physical Strategies for Dentistry — Part III

Ralph A. Cooley, DDS, FAGD
Subject: 150 Health Medicine and Nutrition 
Credits: 1
Method: Lecture
Friday, Dec. 8: 1–2 pm CST
Audience: Students, Residents, Dentists, Dental Assistants 
Fee: $37.50 (students and residents); $75 (members); $125 (nonmembers)

Description

This course is the final webinar in the “Physical Strategies for Dentistry” series. It will discuss how sleep impacts how well you perform and the quality of your life. It will also discuss how the individual dentist can be proactive in reducing physical pain and impairments and extend their practicing life.

Learning Objectives 
  • Understand the importance of sleep for fitness and success.
  • Learn techniques on how to manage pain and know when to seek assistance.

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Speaker Bio  

Ralph A. Cooley, DDS, FAGD, is currently the assistant dean of admissions and student services at the UTHealth School of Dentistry in Houston, after practicing dentistry for 34 years in Conroe, Texas. Cooley has been involved with organized dentistry in many capacities through the years. Currently, he is the chair of the Dental Quality Alliance, the AGD representative on the National Code Maintenance Committee, a member of the AGD Legislative & Governmental Affairs Committee, and a delegate in the AGD House of Delegates. Cooley has a passion for sports and fitness. He played baseball at Rice University and has been involved with coaching baseball for over 20 years. He maintains that passion for fitness today as it applies to dental practice and teaches the “Dental Fitness” course to dental students as well as at continuing education meetings throughout the country.
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Mansfield, TX
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