Interdisciplinary Collaboration: An Approach to Optimize Outcomes for Patients with Compromised Dental Esthetics

October 28, 2016 – 8:00am to 6:00pm
Jim Janakievski, DDS, MSD, Gregg Kinzer, DDS, MSD, Vince Kokich, Jr., DMD, MSD

DATE: 10/28/16

HOTEL:  Attendees needing a room on October 27th can now receive a reduced rate of $159 if booked by Thursday, October 6th.  To make a reservation at the discounted rate please call the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina, 404.303.7700, and mention GACD meeting.  Reservations made after the cutoff date will have an increased nightly rate.


  • GACD Members (Doctors/Lab Techs) – $349.00
  • Non Members (Doctors/Lab Techs) – $429.00
  • Team Members (GACD Members) – $199.00


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Meeting Description
Achieving esthetic excellence in the debilitated dental patient is one of the most challenging tasks dentists undertake. These patients often require dental treatment to correct specific anterior esthetic and functional discrepancies.  Unfortunately, many also present with treatment challenges such as missing teeth, severely worn incisors, esthetic concerns, and/or loss of periodontal attachment.  Therefore, planning treatment is difficult and requires coordination of care between multiple clinicians to achieve an optimal functional and esthetic outcome. This lecture will illustrate the importance of interdisciplinary interaction between the restorative dentist, orthodontist, and periodontist. It is designed to provide a systematic approach to diagnosing and treatment planning multiple esthetic dilemmas that are encountered in practice every day, while providing the tools and techniques needed to complete treatment. A special emphasis will be placed treatment planning, communication and sequencing.

Featured Speakers
Jim Janakievski, DDS, MSD,  Gregg Kinzer, DDS, MSD,  Vince Kokich, Jr., DMD, MSD

Learning Objectives
Attendees will:

  • Learn to utilize the interdisciplinary team when diagnosing and treatment planning significant ortho/perio/restorative problems
  • Learn to appropriately sequence treatment when managing complex patients with an interdisciplinary approach

Speaker Bios

Vince Kokich, Jr., DMD, MSD

Dr. Kokich Jr. received his dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1996 and completed a general practice residency at the University of Washington Medical Center in 1997.  He remained at the University of Washington for his orthodontic training where he obtained his Masters in Orthodontics in 1999.  Since then he has remained on faculty in the Department of Orthodontics as an Affiliate Assistant Professor while maintaining a private practice in Tacoma, Washington.  He has received the Charles L. Pincus Research Award for Clinical Research from the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and his current research and publications are primarily involved with esthetic, interdisciplinary dentistry.  He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists and a member of both the Angle Society and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.  He has written or co-written four book chapters as well as numerous scientific and review articles.  Dr. Kokich Jr. lectures nationally and internationally on interdisciplinary dentistry and dental esthetics emphasizing comprehensive treatment planning and the importance of properly sequencing orthodontic, periodontal, and restorative treatment.

Jim Janakievski, DDS, MSD

Jim Janakievski received his D.D.S. from the University of Toronto, which was followed by a general practice residency.  After several years in general practice, he completed his post-graduate training at the University of Washington, where he received a certificate in Periodontology with a M.S.D. degree and a fellowship in Prosthodontics. He continues to teach as an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontology and has been invited to present at national and international conferences. Dr. Janakievski is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, and a member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.

He is a reviewer for several dental journals and has published in the area of dental implants and tooth autotransplantation. Dr. Janakievski maintains a private practice in Tacoma, Washington.

Gregg Kinzer, DDS, MSD

Greggory Kinzer received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Washington in 1995, and an M.S.D. and certificate in Prosthodontics in 1998.  Committed to advancing the art and science of restorative dentistry, Dr. Kinzer is an internationally recognized speaker and serves as a faculty member for Spear Education in Scottsdale, AZ.  In addition, Dr. Kinzer has written numerous articles and chapters and serves on the editorial review board for various dental publications.

Dr. Kinzer is a gifted academician and clinician. His interdisciplinary approach to dentistry is founded in empirical based research and clinical experience. Dr. Kinzer’s unique ability to impart complex clinical processes in a logical, systematic and clear methodology differentiates him from other dental educators of our time. He maintains a private practice in Seattle limited to comprehensive restorative and esthetic dentistry.

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