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The Greater Capital District Dental Symposium is Live and In Person

Enjoy this Preview - More to Come

Timothy Bizga, DDS, FAGD

Dr. Timothy Bizga will present a full day program on the following two topics:


A Review of “Best-Practice” Techniques for

Executing Complex Cases in Your Office 



The purpose of this course is to review key concepts and provide clinical pearls for the dental professional who provides esthetic, implant, and complex restorative procedures to their patients. By course end, attendees will leave with practical knowledge that you can begin

incorporating into your practice the very next day. Case reviews and products will be discussed.


  • Review prep design (anterior and posterior teeth) for both direct and indirect applications

  • Discuss direct and indirect material selection

  • Gain understanding of when, how, and why to sequence larger case workflows

  • Review occlusion principles and smile design concepts




This course is designed to focus on restorative implant dentistry, providing informational “gold” in a variety of topics essential to seeing long-term success with implants. From understanding patient decision making, to the tools and select tips for longer lasting dentistry, this course offers a practical “nuts and bolts” approach to restoring implants in your practice. A review of current concepts in tissue management and impressioning will be discussed. By course end, the audience will be able to select appropriate materials and the glues we choose to use to hold them.


Furthermore, attendees will be able to

  • Utilize knowledge of the newest concepts with implants to perform and restore more competently and efficiently.

  • Discuss “real world” approach to offering and treatment planning implants in your office

  • Review the importance of surgical placement to final restorative outcome

  • Discuss occlusion and design for long term implant restorative success

Dr. Bizga is a general dentist practicing in Cleveland, Ohio. His background in dentistry is lengthy and diverse. Once a former chairside assistant, he also worked as a dental lab technician, making his perspective unique among others in the field of dentistry. He received his DDS from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, where he is also an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association and a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Bizga is a Certified John Maxwell Speaker/Trainer/Coach, a certified DISC profile trainer, clinical consultant for The

Dental Advisor, and Director of Education at Smile Source. Dr. Bizga gives back to the community via dental missions around the world.

Implant Course  - To Be Announced

It is worth waiting for!


Jaime Murphy, RDH
Addie Vega-Tupman, RDH, BS
LeaAnne Haney, RDH, CPHDH

This dynamic team of Dental Hygienist educators are presenting a Full Day Program

with two excellent topics 


Presented By: Addie Vega-Tupman, RDH, BS and Jaime Murphy, RDH


Course Description:

In this course, participants will engage in the review of the most common Medical Emergencies that occur in the dental setting. Discussion will include tools to prepare your office in the event of a Medical Emergency.


  • Gain understanding of the process of care during a Medical Emergency.

    • Staff Roles

    • Actions Plans

    • Follow Up

  • Understand and recognize the most common Medical Emergencies in the dental office.

  • Learn the proper documentation needed when a Medical Emergency has occurred in your office.

  • Review recommended supplies to handle the most common Medical Emergencies seen in dental settings.

  • Discuss recommendations for routine evaluation of staff and supply preparedness.



The Complete Dental Hygiene Visit

Presented By: LeaAnne Haney, RDH, CPHDH and Jaime Murphy, RDH


Course Description:

Information you need to know!  Join Jaime and LeaAnne for a fun and interactive educational presentation that will enhance your patient’s preventive visit. Rebooting the 2016 ADHA Dental Hygiene Standard of Care for 2022. We will explore better communication tools, risk assessments and tips for successful patient engagement. Learn strategies and guidance for proper application and documenting the current preventive ADA CDT codes and how to apply them when making a dental hygiene treatment plan for your patients.

Course Objectives:

  • Construct dental hygiene treatment plans using the ADHA’s Dental Hygiene Process of Care as a guide

  • Demonstrate the use and learn the value of a dental risk assessment while creating your dental hygiene treatment plan

  • Discover motivational interviewing techniques to create and engage better learning opportunities and set your patients up for success and better oral health outcomes

  • Using the list of current ADA CDT Codes the participant will gain comprehensive knowledge regarding the correct use of the preventive codes at the dental hygiene visit.

  • Participant will be able to confidently and accurately maintain consistent documentation, submit the correct ADA CDT codes to dental benefit carriers to reduce errors, prevent costly mistakes, improve legitimate reimbursement. and prevent malpractice claims.

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Friday Schedule

Albany Marriott 189 Wolf Road, Albany

Exhibit Hall Opens at 7:30 am

Courses 9 am -4:30 pm with lunch from 12:15 to 1:30 pm



Third District and ADA dentist members:           290.00

Non-ADA Dentists:                                             390.00

Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants,

     all Office staff                                                190.00                                                            

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The Third District Dental Society is back to live and in person.

We invite you back to Exhibitor Hall at the Albany Marriott on October 7, 2022


The Third District Dental Society’s Greater Capital District Dental Symposium will be held on October 7, 2022 In Person at the Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road in Albany, NY.


After two years of virtual we are pleased to be back in-person for the Third District Dental Society’s Greater Capital District Dental Symposium. The Symposium has been well attended event for member dentists, their hygienists, dental assistants and office staff, as well as dental professionals from surrounding dental societies.


If you have not attended our meeting in the past, this is the year to reserve your place in Exhibitor’s Hall to present your service or products to our fine dental professionals and increase your client base. In this economy, everyone needs at least one more client.  What a great opportunity to have face to face contact with your future client in a relaxed setting.


To all our returning Sponsors and Exhibitors, we appreciate your past support and look forward to seeing you again.  You will see changes to the Sponsorship Levels and benefits to provide you with publicity and many extras not available to general exhibitors.


The Membership Installation Reception is held immediately after the General Meeting on Thursday evening. Ruby Sponsorships for the event are being offered to put your company’s name in front of many of our members that may not be attending the full day Friday programs.