2017 Annual TN AGD Meeting: Targeting Excellence @ Crossroads of the Nations
Aug 4 – Aug 5 all-day

Schedule of Events



8am -11:30am       Dr. Wicks, Digital Removable Prosthodontics

11:30-1:00pm       Dentist of the Year (Lunch Provided)

1:00-5:00pm         Dr. Wicks continued



8:30-12pm            Dr. Wicks Hands-On

8-2pm                    N2O Monitoring Staff Course presented by Dr. Anthony Carroccia

12-1pm                  Lunch Provided

1-2pm                    Lecture: Orthonathic Surgery, presented by Susie Lin, DDS, MD-Associate Professor, Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Vanderbilt University

2:45-4:45pm         Dental Office Safety & Security: Use or not of Firearms in the Dental Practice and Shooting Range Event, presented by Gary R. Woodall, DDS, MAGD-Private Practice, Knoxville, TN



Digital Removable


  • Instruction on a new personal productivity tool (App) for diagnosis and treatment planning edentulous patients
  • Information on modern impression techniques for intaglio and polished prosthetic surfaces, and digitization.
  • Improved methods for deriving an esthetic dental blue print, establishing the neutral zone and making inter-occlusal records
  • Value added wax trial dentures or digitally produced denture renditions
  • Refinements for definitive dentures
  • Observations on digital denture protocols
  • Complex case presentations employing digital planning and construction techniques


Main Speaker: Russell “Tony” Wicks, DDS, MS

Professor and Chairman, Department of Restorative Dentistry, received his dental degree from the University of Tennessee in 1978 and was in private general practice from 1979-90. He joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee as Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics in 1993, after receiving a master’s degree and certificate in the specialty of Prosthodontics from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Since then he has conducted Prosthodontic research and directed the undergraduate curriculum in removable prosthodontics and dental implants at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. In 1995 the American College of

Prosthodontists recognized Dr. Wicks as the “Outstanding Young Prosthodontist” in America. In 2000, Dr. Wicks was appointed to the “Academy of Distinguished Teaching Professors” at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Wicks has also received the “Distinguished Dental Faculty Award” from the College of Dentistry.


Additional Speakers:

Anthony “The Nitrous Guy” Carroccia, DDS, MAGD, ABGD Dr. Carroccia has been teaching on the topic in Tennessee for almost a decade and has lectured nationally at the ADA and twice at the AGD in addition to a speech in the historic Ether Dome in Boston at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a published author on the matter in journals and a textbook, where he collaborated with Ann Brunick, a co-author of the Handbook for Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation. He has a Diplomat from the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation as well as a Master from the College of Sedation in Dentistry from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He serves on the Tennessee Dental Association’s Committee for Anesthesia, Sedation and Scope of Practice and practices privately in Clarksville, TN.

Susie Lin, DDS, MD

Dr. Lin is a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery . Dr. Lin graduated from SUNY stonybrook with an B.S. ( SUMMA CUM LAUDE), DDS (Omicron Kappa Upsilon) from New York University College of Dentistry, MD

from Vanderbilt University. Completed her Oral Surgery 6 yr program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2004. She has completed a fellowship at Plastic Surgery Department at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. She was in private practice for 10 yrs before joining faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her clinical interests include Orthognathic surgery and facial reconstruction. She has published several articles and lectured

Gary R. Woodall, DDS, MAGD

Dr. Woodall is a graduate of the University Of Tennessee College Of Dentistry. He is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Sustaining Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has been responsible for safety and security for his church, and is active in addressing the unique safety and security needs of dentists.



Cancellation Policy: Full refund for cancellation with 14 day notice before course begins or is canceled for any reason. There will be a $50 administrative fee for cancellation within 13 day notice.

Any dentist, new or seasoned, that joins the AGD at the meeting will have $50 of their dues paid for by the TN AGD.

Endodontic Breakthroughs and Concepts @ Interfaith Dental Clinic
Oct 13 – Oct 15 all-day





Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C)


Course Synopsis:


This TWO AND ONE HALF DAY lecture and hands-on participation EXPERIENCE addresses breakthrough concepts and details the skills necessary for acquiring the expertise and confidence to perform the highest quality endodontics. As a participant in our program, you will become familiar with the use of the “apex last” approach to canal shaping with nickel-titanium rotary instrumentation. Choose whether you want to shape your canals using Continuous Rotation or Adaptive Motion. Adaptive Motion “directs” the file to either rotate or reciprocate based on file load in the canal. The continuous feedback loop from the file to the motor will allow the movement of the file to self-adjust based on intracanal torsional stresses. The end result is increased resistance to cyclic fatigue with more confidence in your hands.


Also to be discussed will be predictable irrigation protocols using Passive Ultrasonic Irrigation and Apical Negative Pressure. Vertical condensation of thermo-softened gutta percha using The Continuous Wave of vertical condensation will also be discussed.


During this exciting fast paced presentation the attendee will receive Hands On experience in a workshop environment.



Join us and Learn How To:



1)                   Endodontic Breakthroughs and Concepts allowing the enjoyment of successful endodontic treatment to last a Lifetime.

2)                   Perform a Systematic Diagnostic Protocol and treatment plan

3)                   Provide Emergency Care

4)                   Tips and Tricks!!!

5)                   When to advise implant or endo.

6)                   Assess the criteria for a successful endodontic procedure

7)                   Accurately locate the apical constriction, and troubleshooting tips.

8)                   Shape the root canal space using NiTi technology in a safe and efficient manner.

9)                   Remove the Smear layer and Biofilm using state of the art Irrigation Protocols Apical Negative Pressure using the EndoVac™ Irrigation System.

10)               Obturate the root canal system in 3-D utilizing the Continuous Wave of Condensation

11)               Restore the endodontically treated tooth to maximize endodontic success

12)               Prescribe the correct medication and how to control pain before, during and after the endodontic procedure.

13)               Manage the procedural accident.



Attendees must provide their own extracted UNACCESSED AND PRE-ACCESSED fully developed teeth (ANTERIOR, PREMOLAR AND MOLAR SUGGESTED) that are soaked in full strength bleach for 24 hours. The root canals must be negotiated to the apices with a #10 stainless steel hand file. Loupes and headlamps should also be brought for maximum visualization.


In addition, Replica Tooth Models will be provided for each attendee.