Dental industry lectures to stir your curiosity.  Mark your calendars!

We are proud to be an AGD approved program provider.  Our quarterly lectures will offer two (2) CE credits.


December 5, 2018  |  “Introduction to Laser Dentistry”   |  Lecture by Dr. Pohlhaus

Introduction to Laser Dentistry:

Lasers have been a part of the dental armamentarium for over a quarter of a century. The important question facing the modern dentist is: “Are dental lasers worth the hype or are they just expensive tools that do what I already do with my handpiece and scalpel?” This course will show the advantages of lasers for both the practitioner and the patient. It will give the dentist the information needed to make a financially and clinically sound decision regarding implementing lasers into their practice. All major dental laser wavelengths will be presented and the advantages and disadvantages of each will be discussed. Clinical cases will be presented to show the role of lasers in every discipline of dentistry.

Lecture Objectives:

  • Discuss the basic science behind lasers and tissue interactions; distinguish between the many dental laser wavelengths and their advantages and limitations.
  • Recognize the laser’s role in minimally invasive dentistry and identify laser procedures across all dental disciplines.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Steve Pohlhaus is a 1989 graduate of the University of Maryland Dental School. He completed his general practice residency at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs hospital in 1990. Dr Pohlhaus has had a private practice in Linthicum, Maryland for 25 years and he also taught part time in Oral Diagnosis at the University of Maryland from 1992-2012.
Dr. Pohlhaus has been using lasers in his dental practice for 15 years. He has experience in multiple laser wavelengths. Dr. Pohlhaus has been teaching about lasers in dentistry for many years and has trained dentists for three different companies. His dental practice is focused on laser dentistry where he uses laser to benefit his patients across all disciplines.


February 6, 2019  |  “The Digestive System: From Gingivitis to the Leaky Gut.”   |  Lecture by Dr. Amri
Lecture Objectives:
  • Define the field Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CIM).
  • Describe the national milestones in this field.
  • Review its prevalence and use in the USA.
  • Introduce some views from the ancient medical systems about the digestive system.
  • Emphasize a number of pathophysiological states spanning the whole system, from the mouth to the colon.
  • Discuss case studies.

Speaker Bio:

Hakima Amri is Professor of Biochemistry and Physiology at Georgetown University in the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology. As the co-founder of the Integrative Medicine educational initiative at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Amri has led the Complementary and Alternative Medicine graduate program since its launch in 2003, and is serving as the Director of the Master’s of Science Program since. She is the founder of the Mini-Medical School Special Series in Complementary and Integrative Medicine that she launched in 1999 and offered to the general public at the Georgetown Medical Center for eight consecutive years. Learn more about Dr. Amri.


May 1, 2019  | “The science, or lack thereof, of medical marijuana and any dental implications.”
Lecture by Richard L. Wynn, PhD

Lecture Objectives:
  • Be able to list the general requirements for marijuana growers, processors, dispensers and providers licenses;
  • List the primary adverse effects of marijuana after short term and long term use;
  • Describe the Federal standards versus individual State standards for medical use of marijuana;
  • Describe the mitigation of opioid prescribing with the increase in medical marijuana use;
  • Describe the accepted medical conditions for marijuana use according to the American Academy of Sciences;
  • Describe any clinical problems with the marijuana user undergoing dental treatment

Speaker Bio:

Richard L. Wynn, PhD is Professor of Pharmacology at the Dental School, University of Maryland, Baltimore. He earned the BS in Pharmacy, MS in Physiology and PhD in Pharmacology all from the University of Maryland. He practiced pharmacy for 10 years in the Baltimore area. He chaired the Department of Pharmacology from 1980 to 1995 and Biochemistry from 1990 to 1995 at the University of Maryland Dental School. Previously he chaired the Department of Oral Biology at the University of Kentucky Dental School in Lexington. His research laboratories have contributed to development of inhalant and intravenous anesthetics, and agents for control of chemotherapy-induced nausea. He has to his credit over 400 publications including original research articles, textbooks, book chapters, and monographs. He has given continuing education seminars since 1975 to dental professionals in the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe. He is the lead author and chief editor of Drug Information Handbook for Dentistry, now in its 23rd edition, published by LexiComp, Inc. His past consulting has included the pharmaceutical industry, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners His chief interest is in teaching pharmacology to dental and dental hygiene students, and in keeping dental professionals informed of current and new drug information relative to dental practice.


“Updates in Head and Neck cancer staging, treatment, radiotherapy design, and multidisciplinary engagement: Radiation Oncologists Partnering with Dentists.”
Lecture by Dr. Brandi Page, M.D.

“Best Practices for Managing HR in your Dental Practices.”
Lecture by Donna Miracle-Canuel, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Senior HR Consultant and Lindsay Moore, Senior HR Consultant

“2017 ADA Humanitarian Award.”
Lecture by Dr. Usa Bunnag, D.D.S.

“Aesthetic Analysis & Approach to Facial Rejuvenation and the Utilization of Botulinum toxin A in the Practice of Dentistry.”
Lecture by Dr. Cheryl Burgess

“Anatomy 101, an Introduction to You.”
Lecture by Dr. Joseph Pollack

“Brain Hygiene: How to Build a Beautiful Brain in Three Months.”
Lecture by Dr. Majid Fotuhiu, MD PhD

“Food and Mood: Surprising New Science.”
Lecture by Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP

“Getting the Most Out of Internal Marketing.”
Lecture by Sue Demske

“Evaluation & Treatment of the Temporomandibular Joint.”
Lecture by Jodi Maron Barth, PT, CCI and Gincy Lockhart Stezar, PTA, CCI

“Attaining Financial Health throughout your Career.”
Lecture by Kris Kornemann, CFP® and Allison McCarty, CFP®, CLTC

“Developing Women Leaders in Dentistry.”
Lecture by: Distinguished Guest from the ADA, Kathleen O’Loughlin, D.M.D., M.P.H.

“Growing a Thriving & Resilient Dental Practice.”
Lecture by Susan Commander Samakow, PCC, CPCC

“Advances in Current Geriatric Dentistry – Learning How To Care For Patients With Alzheimer’s Disease.”
Lecture by Dr. Yellowitz, DMD, MPH, FASGD, DABSCD

“Botox & Dermal Fillers: Facial Injectables in the World of Dentistry.”
Lecture by Gigi Meinecke, DMD, FAGD

“Eating Disorders & Your Patients.”
Lecture by Laura K. Ratner, LICSW, LCSW-C, BCD

“Skin Cancers in Dental Patients.”
Lecture by Dr. Cheryl Burgess

“Hearing and the Professional Ear.”
Lecture by S. Jane Kirksey, Au.D., FAAA, ADA, Doctor of Audiology and  Suzanne Noonan, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA, Doctor of Audiology

“Slip into Your Skinny Genes: How to Make Groundbreaking New Science Power You to Your Best Mind & Body.”
Lecture by Dr. Pam Peeke

“From Waiting Room to Courtroom – How to Avoid Getting Sued.”
Lecture by Dr. Robert Fleisher, DDS

“Current Topics in Nutrition and Exercise.”
Lecture by Tristram Kruger, DDS

“Addressing the Six Key Areas of Capital Accumulation and Protection.”
Lecture by Ellen D. Tillman, CLU, ChFC, MBA

“The ABC’s of HPV all the way to Z.”
Lecture by Dr. Andre Farquharson

“Nutritional Style: A Seasonal Approach to Vibrant Health.”
Lecture by Holli Thompson, CNHP, CHHC

“A Story NOT Silenced by Stage IV Oral Cancer.”
Lecture by Eva Grayzel

“The Oral Systemic Link.”
Lecture by Virginia Barnes DDS, MS

“How To Stay Out Of Legal Trouble.”
Lecture by Dr. Scott Gritz, D.D.S.

“Women’s Health Research.”
Lecture by Janine Clayton, MD, and Christine Carter, PhD, MPH

“Legal Issues for Women Health Professionals.Women Dentists & Women Divorce Attorneys. Both are associated with pain. How do we keep the client’s coming back?”
Lecture by Heather Hostetter Esq.

“Sex & Health Update for Women.”
Lecture by Barbara Steinberg, DDS

“Social Savvy: Understanding and Benefiting From Social Media in Your Personal and Professional Life.”
Lecture by David Norton

“Pelvic Health Essentials.”
Lecture by Miriam Graham MSPT, MBA

“Communicating for Success & Leadership in your Practice.”
Lecture by Sally J. Cram, D.D.S., MS

“Your Pelvic Floor, Keeping it Healthy.”
Lecture by Miriam Graham MSPT, MBA

“Update on The NIH Women’s Health Initiative (WHI).”
Lecture by Phyllis Greenberger

“Facebook, Twitter & MySpace All Grown Up: Why Business Professionals Need Social Media to Succeed and Enhance Their Business.”
Lecture by David Norton

“Identity Theft Protection. Is Someone Pretending to be You?”
Lecture by Dr. Will Marling

“What’s New in Plastic Surgery with Dental Applications.”
Lecture by Dr. Mitch Krieger

“Women’s Health Update in Cardiology.”
Lecture by Dr. Elizabeth Ross