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Session #1 | Dr. Greg Zoghby, Dr. Ammar Sarraf, Dr. Nick Broccoli, and Dr. Lauren Kaplan

April 21 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dr. Greg Zoghby, Oral Surgeon

“Safe Medication Prescribing & Effective Pain Management in Today’s World”

Learning Objectives:

  1. The highlights of VBOD prescribing regulations.
  2. Discuss the different methods of management of acute dental pain.
  3. Approach to management of patients with substance use disorder.


Dr. Zoghby was born in Cincinnati, OH, the son of an army “JAG” he lived in 17 different houses in GA, AL, MD, CT, and London, England before graduating from high school in San Jose, CA. He earned his DDS, Cum Laude, from the University at Buffalo in New York State in 1986, and completed his residency at MCV/VCU in 1990. He has been part of the COFS team since 1994, and lectures nationally and internationally on a range of oral surgery subjects. Dr. Zoghby often receives the Bedside Manner Award from OurHealth Magazine for Richmond, and is perennially honored as one of the area’s top Oral Surgeons by both Richmond Magazine and Virginia Living Magazine. He and his wife have 5 children between them and they enjoy hiking, camping, cycling, dining, music, art, and theater.

Dr. Ammar Sarraf, Oral Surgeon

“Bone Grafting Review”

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review basic principles of bone grafting
  2. Discuss Common bone grafting procedures
    • Ridge Preservation
    • Ridge Augmentation
    • Sinus Lift


Dr. Sarraf emigrated with his family from his birthplace of Baghdad, Iraq at age 11. He received his Bachelors, graduating with distinction, from UVA in 2004, and his DDS in 2009 from VCU, where he received numerous academic awards. He joined COFS in 2013 after completing his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, also at VCU. Dr. Sarraf is passionate about volunteering and has participated in the Mission of Mercy project through the VDA, and on mission trips to Honduras and Jamaica. He is perennially honored as one of the area’s top oral surgeons by Richmond and Virginia Living Magazine. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Dr. Sara Sarraf, an OB-GYN with Virginia Women’s Center, and their three children, as well as hiking, running (the Monument 10k) and cooking.

Dr. Nick Broccoli, Oral Surgeon

“Office Emergencies – A Review to Ensure Preparedness”

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review most common office emergencies
  2. Review of current guidelines and treatment algorithms
  3. When to call EMS
  4. How to education staff to ensure everyone is prepared


Dr. Broccoli is part of an Air Force family and lived in Texas, Japan, Arkansas, Virginia and New York. He developed an interest in dentistry, inspired by his middle school wrestling coach, the local dentist in Long Island. He attended JMU where he earned his Bachelors, and went on to receive his Masters from Tulane University before earning his DDS from VCU. He completed his residency at University of Cincinnati Medical Center and joined COFS in 2021. Dr. Broccoli has volunteered with the Mission of Mercy and the Jamaica Mission Project, and as a research technician at the North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health System. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Lisa, and their two daughters, as well as cycling, mountain biking, running, golfing, and hiking.

Dr. Lauren Kaplan, Oral Surgeon

“All You Ever Wanted To Know About Wisdom Teeth”

Learning Objectives:

  1. How to evaluate 3rd molars
  2. Timeline for extraction & when to refer
  3. Indications to extract vs monitor
  4. Complications and management


Dr. Kaplan’s mother was a prominent pediatric dentist in Chesapeake, so by the time she entered college Dr. Kaplan was well acquainted with dentistry. During her undergrad years at UVA, along with her studies, she volunteered at the Charlottesville Free Dental Clinic. Her dedication to volunteerism continued during her time at VCU where she worked with the Mission of Mercy project while earning her DDS and completing her residency. She joined COFS in 2021. Dr. Kaplan is an avid skier, hiker and swimmer, and has recently completed her first triathlon. She’s one-third of the way through her quest to visit all 63 national parks with her husband, Jake. When she’s not hiking or exercising, she can be spotted walking her rescue puppy, Lucy, in Richmond’s Museum District, or floating down the James River.


April 21
8:00 am - 3:00 pm


Melissa Sattler
(804) 354-1611


Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave
Henrico, VA 23228 United States
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