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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. Nita Chainani-Wu     

Saturday, November 4, 2023
9 am - 12 pm
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Dr. Tim Leary    

Saturday, February 24, 2024
8 am - 5 pm
Dr. Philip Kroll    

Saturday, March 23, 2024
8:30 am - 3

Wine social for participants and guests following the course!

Save the Dates for 2024!! 

May 2nd: Life-Cycle of Practice Ownership - ZOOM

 June 8th: Manage or Solve TMD

 August 10th: Investing 101, Getting started on Portfolio Success -You Can't Help but Get Rich

 September 28th: Using the Diode Laser Everyday In Your Dental Practice: A Clinical Approach (Hands-on)

 November 2nd: Forensic Dentistry 

Past Courses

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

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.  

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October 2021

Dr. 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. 


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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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.


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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November 2020

Dr. Craig Pettingill

Dr Craig Pettingill from UCSF lectured for 4 hours via Zoom on both Sleep Apnea and TMD appliances. He reviewed the importance of patient evaluation and oral appliance selection for sleep apnea. He also discussed TMD diagnosis and treatment planning, as well as appliance selection and maintenance.

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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.


April 2021

Dr. Tim Giroux

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


October 2020

Dr. Ashley Clark

Dr. Ashley Clark from University of Kentucky lectured for 2 hours on Epithelial Pathology, from recognizing common lesions to determining whether to biopsy, and how to follow-up with patients who have been diagnosed with epithelial lesions. 

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