AGD announces free esthetics Web chat

June 10, 2004
Dentists can log onto the discussion on June 24, 2004 between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. CDT for answers to questions related to the esthetic dentistry.

Today's patients are increasing the demand for cosmetic dental procedures, but today's busy dentists may find it difficult to stay on top of the latest information in esthetic dentistry. The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is providing a way for dentists to get the information they need during a live online chat with noted clinician and educator Bruce W. Small, DMD, MAGD.

The AGD is hosting this online chat-at no charge for members and non-members-through their Web site. Dentists can log onto the discussion on June 24, 2004 between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. CDT for answers to questions related to the esthetic dentistry. Participants are invited to pre-register and post questions early for the chat by logging onto

The free online chat will be hosted by Dr Small, an adjunct visiting lecturer at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and president of The Institute of New Techniques in Dentistry, an independent teaching facility in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Dr. Small has earned a mastership at the AGD and has fellowships at both the International and American College of Dentists. He also contributes a bi-monthly esthetic dentistry column in General Dentistry, the AGD's peer-reviewed journal.

Dentists unable to participate in the free online chat will still have access to read what was discussed. A recorded transcript of the discussion will be available on following the event.

Dr. Small is also teaching three esthetics courses at the AGD Annual Meeting in Anaheim, July 7-11. Attendees can take advantage of innovative continuing education, including 31 highly sought-after participation courses, which begin on July 7th; a three day participation course sponsored by the Pankey Institute; two-day extended participation courses; 29 lectures and 21 capsule clinics. Attendees can visit more than 275 exhibit booths, which will help attendees find the tools and technology to improve their practice. To register for the AGD's Annual Meeting, visit

To learn more about becoming an AGD member, call AGD's Member Services Center toll-free at 888.243.3368, ext. 5300. A member services representative will answer questions or can begin the membership process over the phone. The AGD works hard to improve the quality and value of the service it provides to members.

The AGD is a non-profit organization of more than 37,000 general dentists dedicated to staying up-to-date in the profession through continuing education. A general dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, management and overall coordination of services related to patients' oral health needs.