Dental Society Schedules

Dr. Spokane and Dr. Karski are the program directors and organizers for Beaver Valley Dental Society, Lawrence County Dental Society, and Cranberry Area Dental Society.

Below you will find yearly schedules for meetings, CE, and special events.  If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact our office using the form at the bottom of this page.

Beaver Valley Dental Society

Beaver Valley Dental Society Schedule
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Cranberry Area Dental Study Club

Cranberry Area Dental Study Club
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Lawrence County Dental Society

Lawrence County Dental Society
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Lawrence County November Meeting Agenda:

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Dr. Richard Bauer

“Assessing the Failing Implant”

DATE: Tuesday, November 16, 2021

TIME: 6:00pm – 7:00 pm, cocktails/ networking, 7:00 – sponsors, speakers, and meeting

SPONSOR: Nobel BioCare


PLACE: Crane Room, New Castle


  PDA, PDHA, or AGD Members, $0 as a courtesy of membership

  Non-members, $45

  Lecture only, $25

  Make checks payable to: "Lawrence County Dental Society"

INTENDED AUDIENCES: General Dentists, Dental Specialists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants


We understand there are situations that force all of us to miss a meeting. We have established the following confirmation policy. For all meetings, we will do all we can to avoid a "missed meeting charge", but please understand restaurants have food ordering deadlines. We thank you for your understanding.

If you are confirmed for a meeting and do not show up, the full non-member course fee will be charged to you since the Dental Society is responsible for paying for your dinner. Any cancellation must be received by Dr. Rich by Monday at 5:00 pm the week of the meeting or you will also be charged for your dinner.



Lawrence County Dental Society


Dr. Richard Bauer is a native of the Pittsburgh area. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical School and the school of Dental Medicine. After graduating from Dental School, Dr. Bauer completed his six-year residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Starting as a dental student, Dr. Bauer has always had a passion for giving back to his profession through his involvement and leadership within his professional organizations. He was the vice-president of ASDA (American Student Dental Association) then President of the Resident Organization of AAOMS (American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons). He then went on to participate in numerous professional committees for ASDA, AAOMS and OMSNIC.

Dr. Bauer currently serves as a consultant for several medical device companies in his field. He is also an Advisory Board Member for the OMS National Insurance Company (OMSNIC). He has lectured, presented and performed hands-on training courses all over the United States as well as internationally. He was recently invited to join the McGuire Institute, a highly recognized not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing clinical research at the highest level of skill and integrity.

Dr. Bauer was previously a full-time faculty member and Residency Program Director at the University of Pittsburgh in the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery focusing on dental implants and corrective jaw surgery. He has been active in research with focuses on hard and soft tissue regeneration and computer assisted surgery.

Dr. Bauer is a board certified Oral Surgeon. He also maintains his membership and participation in the following professional and scientific societies:

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Political Action Committee

American Dental Association

Pennsylvania Dental Association

American College of Surgeons

Dr. Bauer currently resides in the Wexford area with his wife and 3 children.

2022 Annual Dental Hygienist Seminar for Beaver, Lawrence, and Cranberry Dental Societies

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!! Friday April 8, 2022

Speaker:  Dr. Timothy Bizga

Title:  “Unleashing the Power of the 89%:  How Supercharging Your Hygiene Program Can Super-Size Profits

Date:   Friday April 8, 2022


  8:00am – 9:00am, Breakfast and Registration

  12:00pm – 1:00pm, Lunch (included)

  9:00am – 4:00pm, Lecture

CE Credits:   6 AGD Pace Credit Hours, certificates will be provided at the end of the lecture

Place:   The Club at Shadow Lakes 2000 Beaver Lakes Blvd, Aliquippa, PA 15001

Fees:    $75

             Cash or check. Check payable to “Beaver Valley Dental Society”

            *Please do not mail payment.  Payment will only be accepted at the meeting

Questions: Please use the contact us form at the bottom of this page.


Timothy M. Bizga, DDS, FAGD 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 . 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 member of Catapult Education . Dr. Bizga gives back to the community via dental mission around the world.

Course Description:

With a recent revelation that 89% of a patient’s overall dental experience is spent at hygiene visits,

current beliefs hold that tiny tweaks surrounding this key patient experience can have huge benefits

that will maximize your practice profits. This course is designed to provide informational “gold” on dental

topics essential to seeing long term success and financial growth. From understanding patient decision

making, to the tools and select tips for longer lasting dentistry, this course is designed to give a

practical, “soup-to-nuts” approach to the latest research and materials, with special emphasis on the

hygiene appointment.

Course Objectives:

- Learn current trends in today’s general practice

- Talk common sense, “real-world” approach to treatment planning and the benefits of


- Reinforce the value of great doctor-hygienist communication and team dynamics

- Understand patient psychology and the WHY of patient decision making

- Review the importance technology, instruments and ergonomics

- Gain understanding how adding one new procedure or one new technique can elevate

your practice

Dr. Bizga

Dr. Timothy Bizga

The Event for Higher Dental Education 2022

Mark your Calendars now!!  April 22, 2022


  Speaker:  Hugh Flax DDS, AAACD, MICOI DABAD

  Title:  Predictable and Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry in the 21st Century

  Date:  Friday, April 22, 2022


     Registration:   8:00am -8:30am

     Presentation:  8:30am -4:00pm

     Lunch:  12:00pm -1:00pm

  Place:  The Club at Shadow Lakes, 2000 Beaver Lakes Blvd, Aliquippa PA

  CE:  6 AGD, PACE Provider CE Hours

“Predictable and Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry in the 21st Century

----Even During and After COVID -19”

Cosmetic dentistry is no longer a novelty as it was in the 1980’s…… it is serious business.

Patient expectations are growing so that you must learn to master the art and science not only in the front but the back of the mouth. Fortunately, advancements in technology and materials have allowed dentists and their teams to be on the same page with the patient, lab, and specialist that help you create extra-ordinary results that are predictable and profitable for the practice and often affordable for patients.

Learning Objectives:

1. Learn critical factors in smile design that help you create beauty and” keep it real”

2. See how veneer cases can be easy to do by always doing 4 critical steps.

3. Learn how to utilize technology to help patients see and collaborate on their new smile and “test drive “a smile that increases case acceptance and satisfaction.

4. Discover how laser technology can make your cases esthetically beautiful, biologically healthy that promotes healing and improves your bottom line –even 2 months faster in complex cases.

Speaker Biography:

Dr. Hugh Flax is internationally known for his leadership in cosmetic dentistry. An Accredited member and Past President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), he has lectured and authored in Europe, Japan, Canada, and the United States on lasers, smile design, and advanced restorative techniques to enhance the skills of dental teams in making their care world class for their patients.

He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and has also been the Chairperson of many AACD meetings, as well as, founding the Georgia Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Outside of the AACD, Dr. Flax is a ten-year member of Catapult Education Speakers Group and a certified Fellow with World Clinical Laser Institute. In addition, he is a Master with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD), and a Kois Center graduate.  Lastly, he is visiting faculty at the Dental School of Georgia.

Recently, Dr. Flax published a consumer book called “A Smile is Always in Style” to help those looking for a better smile and dental wellness to be more educated and savvier with their choices for their best results. Proceeds from the book go to educational scholarships.

Dr. Hugh Flax

This page was designed by Spokane Orthodontics for the Beaver Valley, Lawrence County, and Cranberry Area dental societies.

David Spokane and Melissa Karski

Karski & Spokane Orthodontics

David Spokane and Melissa Karski are committed to providing the very best orthodontic and dental care to valued patients throughout the state of Pennsylvania. We are affiliated we several prestigious organizations, including the:

  • American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association

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