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CAGD Seminar Series 2023-24 – Season Pass

September 15, 2023 @ 8:00 am - November 1, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

500.00$ - 2400.00$

Welcome to the Chicago AGD Seminar Series 2023-24!

You can purchase the Chicago AGD Season Pass 2023-2024 at the bottom of this page… 

The Chicago Academy of General Dentistry (CAGD) is that component of the Illinois AGD that produces the Chicago AGD Seminar Series. Beginning in September, we provide 4 seminars given by the best local and national lecturers that we can find. The content is determined by the Seminar attendees, and it is geared towards the interests of general dentists. We have an incredible lineup of topics and presentations our membership desires and we found experts in the area of Dental Sleep Medicine and the new specialty of Orofacial Pain that will prove interesting and stimulating as well as beneficial to our patients and in the subjects of interest to AGD members. The Seminar Series is held at Chicago suburban locations in beautiful settings with great food and interaction with the speaker and sponsors is encouraged. The Chicago AGD Seminar Series is committed to education and continues to provide a terrific value for our member dentists.

In addition, our loyal sponsors have partnered with us and continue to support dentists in their commitment to education and daily in our practices. We are so grateful for their support without which we could not provide the quality of education we have enjoyed through the years.

Ivan Valcarenghi, DDS, FAGD, D.ABDSM & John McNerney, DDS, FAGD, D.ABDSM

2023-2024 Co-Program Chairs

” Overview of Dental Sleep Medicine” – Season Pass #1

Zoom Webinar Available 

Speaker:  Scott Craig, MBA, Kevin Wallace, DMD, D.ABDSM & Kevin Adley, RPSGT
When: September 15, 2023 (8am – 4pm) – 7 Hours Lecture
Location: Maggiano’s Restaurant @ Naperville, IL

Course Description:

Midwest Dental Sleep Center’s executive team has nearly 60 years experience medical equipment and services. We follow evidence based guidelines through our accreditation with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with oral appliances. Our team collaborates extensively in the sleep community at a local and national basis. We are passionate about sleep and we are focused on providing the best possible experience for all patients. Educating professionals and the public about the risks and pathophysiology of OSA is our focus. We will discuss the sleep “business,” medical and dental clinical cooperation in treatment, as well as testing, reading and understanding the sleep testing parameters.

Attendees will learn:

  1. Overview of Sleep Medicine: Intro to Sleep Disorders, Testing and CPAP Therapy
    Identify/Understand Common Sleep Disorders
    Identify/Understand Patient Care Pathways and Sleep Testing
    Identify/ Understand how CPAP therapy works and common barriers to adherence
  2. DSM Overview – Dr. Kevin Wallace
  3. DSM Practice Management – Scott Craig
  4. Q & A – Ask the experts – Scott Craig, MBA, Kevin Wallace, DMD, D.ABDSM & Kevin Adley, RPSGT

Click here if you’d like to register for this course “a la carte”

OR Scroll to the bottom to register for the Season Pass

“Orofacial Pain & Oral Medicine” – Season Pass #2

Speaker: Jasjot Sahni, BDS, Diplomate American Board of Orofacial Pain
When: November 3, 2023 (8 am – 4pm) – 7 Hours Lecture
Location: Maggiano’s Restaurant @ Naperville, IL

Course Description:

Part 1: “Introduction to Orofacial Pain and Medicinal interventions”

Part 2: ” Clinical Case discussions and Red Flag scenarios”

Attendees will learn:

  • Understanding basics of Orofacial Pain diagnosis
  • Describing various medicinal treatments for various OFP based conditions
  • Discussion of Clinical cases

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“Comprehensive Review of Periodontics & Implantology” – Season Pass #3

Speaker: Nikisha Johdan, DDS, Diplomate American Board of Periodontology
When: March 1, 2024 (8 am – 4pm) – 7 Hours Lecture
Location: Maggiano’s Restaurant @ Oak Brook, IL

Course Description:

The collaboration between the Restorative Dentist and the Periodontist is essential in being able to provide comprehensive care for our patients. A multidisciplinary approach is often critical in achieving successful treatment planning and results. This lecture will outline current terms and definitions in the Field of Periodontology and the value of establishing a diagnosis for effective communication amongst clinicians. Additionally, a clinical case series will be utilized in order to demonstrate the indications, contraindications, management, challenges and expected outcomes of typical surgical procedures in Contemporary Periodontology. These include, but are not limited to, crown lengthening, soft tissue grafting, bone grafting and tooth replacement options.

Attendees will learn:

-To review of the current classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases as of the 2017 consensus.
-To develop a deeper understanding in the diagnosis and treatment of cases which require periodontal surgical intervention
-To visualize the implications of a collaborative approach between the restorative dentist and periodontist in order to provide a high quality of care and improve our patient’s overall oral health

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 “The Business of Dentistry” Season Pass #4

Speaker: Mahtab Sadrameli, DMD, MBA, MAGD, MICOI, FICD

When: May 10, 2024 (8 am – 4pm) – 7 Hours Lecture

Location: Maggiano’s Restaurant @ Oak Brook, IL

Course Description:

Success in Dentistry is rarely accidental. In addition to excellent clinical skills, a successful dentist requires sophisticated Business and Leadership acumen. The purpose of this lecture is to review the key principles of success in dentistry from strategy and organizational systems to KPI’s and Profitability to better understand many concepts that contributes to a productive and successful practice.
Our three objectives are:

  • Discuss the various types of Practice Models
  • Discuss Advantages and Disadvantages of each Model
  • Decide which Model is best for you

Attendees will learn:

  • Understanding that Dentistry is a small business
  • Understanding how to learn the health of the practice
  • Understanding what KPI’s are
  • Understanding how to interpret the KPI’s

Click here if you only want to register for this course “a la carte”.

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 Online registration is open now, select your tickets at the bottom of the page and “Add to Cart”

Tuition for single courses “a la carte”: (Breakfast and Lunch Included)

AGD Dentist – $150
Non-AGD Dentist – $225
Hygienist or staff (AGD dentist) – $65
Hygienist or staff (non-AGD dentist) – $85
Student/Resident – $20

To register for the single course only, scroll up and click 1 of the 4 courses above.


To register for the Season Pass, scroll to the bottom and select your ticket.

All 4 Programs – Season Pass AGD members ONLY $500 

All 4 Programs – Season Pass NON-AGD members ONLY $700

$30 fee for late registration (within 7 days of the course) or on -site registration.

Any cancellation on or after day of course will not be refunded.

For questions or more information please contact:
Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi
2023-2024 Education Program Course Director
Chicago Component of the Illinois Academy of General Dentistry
[email protected]


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September 15, 2023 @ 8:00 am
November 1, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
500.00$ - 2400.00$
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