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The Northern California Academy of General Dentistry pride ourselves on offering high quality courses on a variety of topics. We love to offer hands-on clinical courses whenever possible.  Please let us know what type of courses and what topics  you prefer.  We look forward to seeing you at future in-person events!

Upcoming Courses

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Dr. Bob Kaspers

Saturday June 8, 2024

9am- 3pm PST

Dr. Timothy Kosinski   

Saturday, September 28, 2024
8:30an - 4:30pm PT
Hands on course

Save the Date for 2024!! 

 November 2nd: Forensic Dentistry - Member Appreciation

Past Courses

Let us know if you are interested in seeing any of our past courses again by filling out the form below.

March 2024

Philip Kroll

Masters of Science in Geriatric Dentistry and Oral Medicine from University of Southern California, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, 2017; Doctor of Dental Surgery from University of Southern California School of Dentistry, 1986; Bachelors of Science in Biology from Loyola Marymount University, 1982; Honored Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry; Master of the Academy of General Dentistry; Faculty lecturer UCLA School of Dentistry,  Department of Restorative Dentistry; Course Director of Occlusion, UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry,  2005-2023; Course Director of Occlusion, California Implant Institute; Past President of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Western US; Past Trustee of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry;Private Practice Ventura, California, since 1986


Aug 2023

Joseph Kan

Dr. Kan received DDS from Loma Loma University School of Dentistry (LLUSD), California, USA, and completed both  Advanced Education in Prosthodontics and Advanced Program in Implant Surgery with MS degree. He is currently a Professor for Implant Dentistry and maintains a private practice. 

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February 2023

Arthur Melendez

Arthur Melendez:  Arthur is the Senior Compliance Officer with Make Compliance Simple.  He entered the dental field in 1989 as the Legislative/Government Relations Secretary for the CDA.  In the past five years (2018) Arthur had an emphasis on healthcare regulations compliance. Certifications earned include: Certified Grant Writer (Healthcare) (AGWA); Certified CPR/BLS/First Aid Instructor (AHA); Certified OSHA 5119 - Cal/OSHA Standards for General Industry; Certified Cal/OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety and Health; Certified Toastmaster; Certified Life Coach.

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April 2022

Gary Burton

Gary Burton, CDT, received his degree in applied sciences from TSTC Waco in 1981. Gary has owned his own dental laboratory as well as worked for Calcitek for 8 years, Astratech/DENTSPLY for 18 years, and is presently employed with Zest Dental Solutions. He has over 1000 hours of continuing education.  


May 2021

Dr. Harry Albers

Dr. Albers is an award-winning, internationally recognized dentist in the field of cosmetic and restorative dentistry. He shared tips for dental situations guaranteed to arise in the modern dental practice. 

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Feb 2024

Tim Leary

Dr. Leary had a fee for service dental practice in Menlo Park, CA. He lectures on comprehensive restorative dentistry, case presentation, team building/practice development, and health-centered dentistry.

University of Pacific School of Dentistry, USAF General Practice Residency. Schuster Center--Practice Development and Mastery programs. Mentor at Schuster Center.

Advanced Restorative training: FACE graduate, PAC–Live Functional Esthetics & Advanced Anterior Esthetics, Bioesthetic Dentistry/OBI graduate, all levels. UCLA Esthetic Continuum.

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July 2023

Ralan Wong

Dr. Ralan Wong is a 5th generation San Franciscan and a 3rd generation alumnus from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. Dr. Wong helped us in understanding pulp pathosis and its relation to dental pain as well as the treatment and management options of the acute dental emergency patient. 

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December 2022

Kevin Anderson

Dr. Anderson graduated from the University of the Pacific Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry, completed a GPR at USC and then practiced dentistry in San Diego for 19 years. His personal investment success allowed him to retire from dentistry at the age of 43. He became Treasurer of the National Academy of General Dentistry, where he dramatically turned around the fortunes of the AGD portfolio, increasing the Academy’s reserves from $2.2 million to $6.4 million in two years. 


March 2022

Dr. Ziv Simon

Dr. Ziv Simon is a periodontist practicing in Beverly Hills. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. He teaches surgery at USC. Dr. Simon is a creator of SurgicalMaster®, a global education platform that teaches dentists how to excel in surgery and enjoy growth and fullfillment.


April 2021

Dr. Tim Giroux

Dr. Giroux shared valuable information on how Covid-19 has affected dental practice transitions. 

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Nov 2023

Nita Chainani-Wu

Nita Chainani-Wu received her DMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996. She then completed her specialty training in Oral Medicine (2000) and a Master's in Science in Oral Biology (2001) from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She received a Master’s in Public Health in 1999 and a PhD in Epidemiology in 2005 from the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine.

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April 2023

Jon Suzuki

Dr. Jon Suzuki holds Clinical Professorships at the University of Maryland, the University of Washington and Nova Southeastern University. He is also on the faculty of the US Navy Walter Reed National Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. Dr. Suzuki is Professor Emeritus of Microbiology and Immunology (School of Medicine) and Professor Emeritus of Periodontology and Oral Implantology (School of Dentistry)  at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. USA.  He served as Chairman and Director of Graduate Periodontology and Oral Implantology, and Associate Dean for Graduate Education at Temple University. He also served as Dean, Chief of Hospital Dentistry, and CEO of the Faculty Practice Plan at the University of Pittsburgh, USA.

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August 2022

Dr. Stephen Lockwood

Dr. Stephen E. Lockwood graduated from UC Irvine before attending Oral Roberts University, School of Dentistry.  After earning his DMD (’84) he entered a one-year GPR program at Loma Linda VA Hospital. After a three-year associateship he opened his private practice in La Jolla, CA (’89) where he currently practices comprehensive dentistry with an emphasis in Cosmetic Dentistry, Orthodontics, and Implant Dentistry. 

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December 2022

Julia Goldman

Ms. Goldman, a native Northern Californian, specializes in defending dentists, specialists, and other doctors and small to mid-size employers, in the areas of business and employment law.  Ms. Goldman had a very informative session reviewing for us the Dental Practice Act.


February 2021

Fazel Mostashari, MBT

Fazel Mostashari shared valuable insight into the tax situation dentists are facing in the COVID-19 Era. 

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