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Implant Occlusion and 
Managing the Geriatric Patient

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Philip Kroll, DDS, MS

Date and Time:

Saturday, March 23, 2024

8:30 am - 3 pm PST

*Registration begins at 8:00 am

*Continental Breakfast & lunch will be served.

Join us for a complimentary wine social after the course for all attendees and guests. (Non alcoholic beverages and appetizers available)

Take a weekend trip out to wine country! Guests welcome to join in the cocktail party Saturday afternoon after the course.  RSVP for cocktail party.


Sheraton Sonoma Wine Country

745 Baywood Drive

Petaluma, CA 94854

Room reservations are good for Friday and Saturday nights. Group rate of $211 plus tax is good up to March 8, 2024.  Any room reservations after that is subject to hotel rack rates on a space available basis only. 

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Group rate available thru March 15th

CE Credit:

6.0 Units Live 

AGD Course Code: 690, 750  Lecture


AGD Member Dentist Early Bird (register by 2/21/2024): $495

AGD Member Dentist (after 2/21/2024): $550

Non- AGD Member Dentist: $675

Residents: $375

Staff: $199

Students: $25

(We will double check dental student status with each school)


Course Description for Implant Occlusion course:

Occlusion  continues to be a confusing subject to many practicing dentists because of multiple occlusal philosophy’s that are often blended anecdotally to each individual dentist’s comfort zone. Unfortunately this can lead to inaccurate diagnosis, premature failure of restorations, higher lab bills and unhappy patients. Considering the costs of dental implant therapy and the potential for occlusion to affect implant fatigue and potential breakage, having a solid implant occlusion philosophy is essential for happy patients, durability of restorations and dentists peace of mind.

Learning Objectives:

This lecture will characterize the biomechanical differences between natural teeth and the dental implant complex followed by a well defined and time tested occlusal philosophy used in the majority of dental schools in the United States.

Course Description for Managing the Geriatric Patient:

In the 1900’s only 4% of the population was over 65 years old.  In 2 years, 2026 over 20% of the US population will be over 65 years old equating to around 50-60 million people. This group dominates the time physicians and dentists will spend delivering care and the dollars spent on healthcare. The geriatric patient has unique needs and medical challenges that may discourage dentists from treating this demographic. This lecture will define some of the major challenges to treating the geriatric patient with modern approaches to help dentists treatment plan appropriately and safely. 

Learning Objectives:

Treatment approaches discussed will follow protocols taught by the USC  School of Dentistry's  Department of Geriatric Dentistry,  Oral Medicine Special and  Special Patient Clinic.

About the Speaker:

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

NorCalAGD Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Registrations are subject to a $50 non-refundable processing fee. Cancellations made by email seven days prior to the course date will receive a full refund less the $50 processing fee. Cancellations made within the week prior to the course date will receive a 50% refund  less the $50 processing fee. Transfer of a registration to another name will be considered by email request through date of registration. 

The Northern California AGD is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by state of provincial boards of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from (8/1/2021) to (7/31/2025).

Provider ID# 219198

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