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Attendees gather around an AGD sign greeting visitors to the exhibit hall on the first day of the AGD2019 annual scientific session, held at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. This year, AGD2021 is taking place in Austin, Texas, and also online. (Photo: Dental Tribune America file photo)

AGD meeting is taking place in Austin, Texas, and online

By Dental Tribune USA
June 09, 2021

AUSTIN, Texas, USA: The world might look a little different since the last time the Academy of General Dentistry’s annual meeting was held, in July 2019, but the annual event itself promises to live up to and exceed all expectations.

Kicking off today (Wednesday morning), with presentations on the evolution of sedation, Botox therapeutic indications, the do’s and don’ts of porcelain laminate veneers, principles of surgical extraction and more, this year’s annual meeting, AGD2021, is being held in person from June 9 to 12 at the Austin Convention Center.

A smaller, virtual component for those who feel more comfortable that way is also being conducted at the same time. The virtual meeting includes a pre-packaged selection of six lectures, including hard-to-find C.E. that will provide attendees with an educational experience and ability to earn 18 credits.

About 3,000 dental professionals are expected to attend the in-person or virtual meeting. Attendees at the in-site meeting in Austin can expect a variety of advanced hands-on education along with clinical and practice management discussions in an innovative one-hour lecture format. All of the continuing education earned at an AGD meeting can be applied to the AGD fellowship and mastership awards.

AGD2021 also includes a keynote speaker session, 20-Minute Dental Pearl lectures, an exhibit hall with more than 100 exhibitors, scientific e-poster presentations, a complimentary oral cancer screening and the president’s welcome reception on Thursday, June 10.

The keynote speaker for AGD2021 is motivational speaker Scott Burrows, known for his miraculous comeback from two tragic life-altering accidents.

At the age of 19, Burrows was a college wide receiver at Florida State University and a top-ranked kick-boxing black belt champion. This all changed when, as a passenger in a friend’s car, he was in a automobile accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down and diagnosed a quadriplegic.

Despite having his promising athletic career cut short, Burrows did not let this event define his life. After half a year of physical therapy and battling life-threatening complications, Burrows returned to college and graduated with a bachelor of science in finance. He also began competing with other world-class disabled athletes in full-contact wheelchair rugby, a Paralympic sport also known as Murderball.

At the height of his career, Burrows was involved in another severe automobile accident that forced him to re-evaluate, re-invent and re-ignite his life. It was at this time he walked away from a successful career in order to share his unique story with the world.

At AGD2021, Burrows will speak on the concepts of vision, mindset and grit to life while inspiring attendees to create a mindset of hopefulness and growth of their own.

You can find out more information about AGD2021 by visiting www.agd.org/agd-meeting.

Can’t make it to Austin? Join AGD2021 live via Facebook

After a successful attempt at AGD2019, the Academy of General Dentistry is bringing back Facebook Live coverage for AGD2021.

Whether you’re still not ready to travel or have prior commitments, get ready to feel like you’re part of the action. A professional camera crew and host will be patrolling the event, offering unparalleled access and highlighting all that AGD2021 has to offer.

AGD will livestream the best snippets from AGD2021 on Thursday, June 10, and Friday, June 11, including C.E. lectures, hands-on courses, the keynote session, exhibitor demonstrations and attendee interviews. You can also expect some coverage of social events, such as the President’s Reception, New Dentist Reception and mentorship event.

Coverage will take place on AGD’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/generaldentists/. Check in often to make sure you don’t miss a thing!

(Source: AGD)

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