Commonwealth Oral & Facial Surgery is responsible for control of content and selection of presenters and moderators as well as ensuring scientific integrity of all CE activities and faculty selection.

We ensure any co-sponsors who provide speaker honorarium will not control the content of the programs presented.  In compliance with the AGD/PACE provisions, we are committed to ensuring the highest quality of clinical education information is presented in a manner that segregates it from any commercial interests.

The CE Program committee has agreed to hold educational events at venues that allow any co-sponsor sales representatives to display materials in a separate room from the educational lecture; therefore ensuring that study club members are not exposed to commercial interests unless they choose to seek them out.

2019 Season

2019 Session #1

February 22, 2019

8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Virginia Museum of History & Culture

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Anthony L. Molina,
DDS, MS, Prosthodontist

Anthony L. Molina, DDS, MS, Prosthodontist

Prosthetic Considerations in the Adolescent Population

Learning Objectives:

  • To look at different prosthetic options for replacing congenitally missing teeth or mis-shapened teeth.
  • Use of 3D imaging to place implants, the latest in digital technology for optimizing implant placement.Introduction into the X-Guide implant placement system


Dr. Anthony Molina is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry.

Dr. Molina joined the faculty in 1995 after serving seven years in the United States Air Force Dental Corps. He received his Bachelor of Science degree (’82) in Zoology from Duke University and his dental degree (’86) and a master’s degree (’92) in Prosthodontics from the UNC School of Dentistry.

Dr. Molina’s main teaching responsibility during his tenure at the dental school was directing the pre-clinical Fixed Prosthodontics curriculum for second year D.D.S. students. He actively speaks on OSHA / Infection Control topics throughout the state. He is a regional lecturer on dental implants and implant technology. He is a member of the American College of Prosthodontics and the Organization for Safety and Asepsis. In 1999 he received the Richard F. Hunt Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Molina left the dental school in 2007 for private practice in North Raleigh. He is also an active member of the North Carolina Army National Guard and is appointed as the Chief State Dental Officer holding the rank of Colonel. He deployed to Iraq in 2010 spending 3 months in south Baghdad at Forward Operating Base Falcon.

2019 Session #2

April 26, 2019

8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Virginia Museum of History & Culture

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Chad Ladd
Digital Dentistry Specialist

Chad Ladd, Digital Dentistry Specialist | Zimmer Biomet Dental Division

Digital Innovation & the Bellatek Encode Impression System

Learning Objectives:

  • History of implant abutments
  • Stock vs Custom
  • Bellatek Encode Technology “Secrets of the System”
  • Restoring Complex Cases with Encode
  • Digital Dentistry
  • Patient Experience utilizing Encode


Chad Ladd is a Digital Dentistry Sales Specialist for Zimmer Biomet Dental Division. He is a Graduate from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He was a member of the North Carolina Dental Lab Association.

He has over 15 years’ experience in the dental lab business as the owner of a full service dental lab.
As the owner of his own dental lab, he and his team have successfully restored hundreds of implant cases.
These cases ranged from a single unit to a full arch fixed/hybrid denture on multiple implants.

2019 Session #3

September 20, 2019

8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Virginia Museum of History & Culture

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Brooke Albright, BS

Brooke Albright, BS|MS, Conscious Healthcare Consulting

Understanding the Psychology of Case Acceptance and the New Patient

Amid unprecedented change in the dental landscape the psychology of the “New Patient” is often overlooked and unaddressed, yet has a striking impact on case acceptance.  This course will address the psychology of the “New Patient” and what patients report in their experiences in dentistry.  This is a psychologically informed approach that will speak to both the conscious and unconscious motivations of health behavior change and decision-making.  Doctors and treatment teams alike will benefit from information that can be applied immediately into their distinctive practices.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the “right now” mentality of patients and how this impacts case acceptance
  • Adopt skills that address and meet the demands of insurance minded patients
  • Discover how to use open vs. closed ended questions to connect with patients on an individual level
  • Comprehend both the conscious and unconscious reasons patients say YES or NO to treatment
  • Discern the difference between clinical vs. empathetic driven approaches to treatment consultations

Brooke takes a psychological approach to the complexities in gaining case acceptance in a changing dental landscape, offering clinicians a new perspective in managing teams and connecting with their patients.  Brooke has over 13 years of experience working within healthcare; the last six have been dedicated to implant dentistry.  In her varying sales and consultative roles within the medical and dental field, Brooke has gained unique insight into the inner workings of clinical care.  With strong business acumen, Brooke has successfully developed practices and exceeded sales goals in spite of challenging economic environments.  She is sincerely passionate about helping clinicians understand the systems, protocols, and communication needed to improve case acceptance and treatment outcomes in clinical practice.  With a focus on building better relationships and managing people, not numbers, Brooke synergistically works to cultivate strategies for thriving in a progressively changing dental landscape.

Brooke has a BS in Biology with an emphasis in Health Science, a MA in Psychology, and is currently a PhD candidate at Pacifica Graduate Institute.  In her academic and professional endeavors, Brooke has written on a wide variety of topics including: redefining the doctor patient relationship, the importance of adapting business and clinical approaches to meet the evolving needs of patients, and has lectured nationally and internationally on similar topics.  She has worked with two of the top dental implant companies in the world.