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Dr. Tucker's Continuing Education Courses

In the words of Northwestern University Dental School founder, Dr. G.V. Black, "the professional . . . has no right to be other than a continuous student." This principle prescribed by the Father of Modern Dentistry is the cornerstone of my commitment to excellence. Listed below are the courses that I have attended during my professional career:

1979

  • January 15-20, 1979 Louisana State University Medical Center. Review course in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • March 9-11 1979 University of Louisville Medical School. Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Instructor Level
  • October 23-25, 1979 University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Review Course for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

1980

  • September 5-9, 1980 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. San Francisco, CA
  • October, 1980 University of Louisville School of Dentistry. The Mandibular Staple Orthopedic Bone Plate. Dr. Small
  • November 15-21, 1980 Louisana State University Medical Center. Review Course in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

1981

  • August 27-29, 1981 Temporomandibular Joint Diagnosis and Treatment. Normandie Study Group Atlanta GA Dr. Fara and Dr. Mc Carty
  • September 18-22, 1981 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Washington D.C.
  • December 1981. American International Seminars. Orlando FA. Diagnosis, Treatment Planning, and Management of the Surgical Orthodontic Patient. Dr. Larry Wolford and Dr. Frank Hillard

1982

  • March 19-21, 1982 Louisana State Universiyt Medical Center, Deptment of oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. New Concepts in Prosthetic Surgery and Implant Surgery
  • September 13-15, 1982 Normandie Study Group. Advanced Course in Diagnosis and Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
  • October 22-26, 1982 64th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Atlanta GA
  • November 3-5, 1982 Microsurgery for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Massacheusetts General Hospital Boston MA
  • November 19-21, 1982 Instructor Course in Advanced Caridac Life Support. Owensboro Daviess County Hospital
  • December 10-12, 1982 American International Seminars. Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management of the Surgical Orthodontic Patient. Dr. Larry Wolford and Dr. Frank Hillard. Orlando FA

1983

  • January 29-30, 1983 Clinical Congress on Surgical Orthodontic Challenges: A Maturing Prospective. American Association of Orthodontics and American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. New Orleans LA
  • June 23, 1983 Current Concepts and the Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment of Internal Derangements of the Temporomandibular Joint. Dr. Melvin Frank Dolwick. University of Kentucky College of Dentistry Lexington KY
  • September, 1983 University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. Microsurgery for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • September 21-25, 1983 65th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Las Vegas NE
  • November 5-6, 1983 American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Medical College of Georgia. Course IV Implants for the Fully Edentulous Ridge ( Subperiosteal Implants )

1985

  • January 7-11, 1985 Business and Financial Management of the Doctors Office. Sarner and Associates. St. Thomas U.S.V.I.
  • July 22, 1985 Pitfalls in Orthognathic Surgery. Dr. Larry Wolford. Deaconess Hospital Evansville, IN
  • October 6-7, 1985 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Washington, DC. Symposium on Differential Diagnosis and Non-surgical Management of TMJ Derangements, Dr. Parker Mahan. Surgical Roundtable Clinic, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Nerve Injuries, Dr. Roger Meyer
  • October 11-12, 1985 Ninth Annual Fall Symposium, Temporomanbibular Joint Disorders Biological Basis for Evaluation and Management, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry

1986

  • Juhe 6, 1986 Seminar on Application of Doppler Auscultation in Diagnosing Temporomandibular Joint Disorders, Cincinnati, OH Dr. Mark Piper
  • September 24-28, 1986 68th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons , Symposium on Partial and Total TMJ Reconstruction. Symposium on Orthopedic Related Research as it applies to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Symposium on Retrospective Analysis of Orthognathic Surgery. Symposium on Comparison of Osteointergrated Dental Implants
  • October 17,1986 Tenth Annual Fall Symposium, University Of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Clinical Update

1987

  • May 6-9, 1987 38th Annual meeting of the Southeastern Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. point clear AL. Evaluation and Treatment of Complications associated with Temporomandibular Joint, Orthognathic, and Preprosthetic Surgery.
  • June 10-11, 1987 Interpore IMZ Osteointergration Implant Seminar. University of Alabama School of Dentistry, Birmingham, AL.

1988

  • September 29-30, 1988 American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 70 th Annual Meeting. Boston MA
  • October 21-22, 1988 Annual Fall Symposium, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry,"Dentistry Update 1988" Kexington, KY
  • November 12-13, 1988 Temporomandibular Joint Arthroscopic Surgery, Mini Residency. Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Nashville TN

1989

  • January 12-14, 1989 University of North Carolina, Rigid Fixation for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
  • January 27-29, 1989 AAOMS 1989 Clinical Congress "Dentoalveolar Surgery in Comtemporary Practice". Palm Dessert CA.
  • February 10-11, 1989 "Surgical Consideration of the Dysfunctional Patient'. Dr.'s Robert Bayes and Eugene Williamson. New Orleans, LA.
  • February 23, 1989 Cosmetic Considerations in Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Bruce Epker. Louisville, KY.
  • September 20-24, 1989 American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
  • November 29, 1989 Green River Dental Society, "Infectious Disease in Dental Practice". University of Louisville School of Dentistry.

1990

  • September 19,1990 "Current Uses of Lasers in Dentistry" Dr. John Thompson. Green River Dental Society.
  • October 5-7, 1990 'Orthognathics and TMJ in the 90's". Dr's Roth, Williams, and Ware. Center for Functional Occlusion. San Francisco CA.
  • October 12-13, 1990 University of Kentucky 14 th Annual Symposium, "Endodontics in the 90's".
  • November 1-3,1990 "Comprehensive Examination, Diagnosis, and treatment Planning" , Rudolf Slavicek MD, DDS. Great Lakes Orthodontic Education Seminar, Chicago, IL.
  • November 14, 1990 "Chemical and Hypersensitivity Reactions of Oral Mucosa", Dr. Dean White University of Kentucky, green River Dental Society.
  • December 6, 1990 "Laser Applications in Dentistry", Lecture and Hands on Workshop. Dr. Leo J. Miserendino. Louisville KY.

1991

  • March 5, 1991 "Advanced Dental Implant Prosthetics" Lexington, KY, Dr. Axel Kirsh. April 17, 1991 "HIV Update for Dentistry" University of Kentucky, Owensboro Daviess County Hospital.
  • September 27-29, 1991 73rd Annual Meeting, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Chicago, IL.

1992

  • January 15, 1992 "Periodontics" Dr. Rowland Hutchison, Green River Dental Society.
  • February 14, 1992 "The Use of Dental Devices in the Treatment of Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea". Dr. Lyon, University of Kentucky.
  • February 15, 1992 "HIV and Aids" Dr. Gould University of Louisville, Commonwealth CE Network.
  • March 3, 1992 Kentucky Labor Cabinet, "OSHA Program for Blood Born Pathogens"Owensboro, KY.
  • September 14-19, 1992 74th Annual Meeting of American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Honolulu, HA.
  • September 23,1992 "Dentin Bonding Agents" Dr. Gary Crimm, Green River dental Society.
  • October 21, 1992 "Common Acute Oral Lesions" Dr. Doug Damm, University of Kentucky.

1993
August 6,1993 "HIV/Aids Infection in Dentistry", Dr. Ted Raybould University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.
August 12, 1993 "Achieving Financial Independence" John McGill, Hilton Island SC
September 29-30, 1993 75th Annual Meeting American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Orlando, FA.
October 20, 1993 "Surgical Considerations in Dental Implants" Dr. Matt Ball, Green River Dental Society.
December 10-11, 1993 Sarner, Collier, and Associates, "Advanced Retirement Plan Administration", Chicoago, IL.

1994
February 16,1994 "Cosmetic Dentistry" Dr. gary Crimm, Green River Dental Society.
March 25-26, 1994 Annual Meeting of The Kentucky Dental Association, Louisville, KY.
August 19-20,1994 "Achieving Financial Independence and Investing for the 90's" Blair-McGill, Hilton Head Island SC.
September 23,1994 "HIV/Aids Infection in Dentistry", Dr. Ted Raybould University of Kentucky Owensboro Community College.
September 29-October 1, 1994 76th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Denver, CO.

1995
January 18, 1995 "Estate Planning" Marcus W. Bosley C.L.U. green River Dental Society.
September 16-17, 1995 77th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Sirgeons. Toronto, Canada.
September 20, 1995 "Managed Care" Dr. Karl Lange, Green River Dental Society.
September 22,1995 "HIV/Aids Infection in Dentistry", Dr. Ted Raybould University of Kentucky Owensboro Community College.
October 9-10, 1995 136th Annual Meeting of the American Dental Association Las Vegas, NA.
November 15, 1995 "Latest Publication on Oral Lesions" Dr. Dick Miller University of Louisville School of Dentistry.
November, 1995 "Introduction to PowerPoint", Owensboro Community College, Owensboro, KY.
December, 1995 "Introduction to the Internet", Owensboro Community College, Owensboro, KY.
December 8-9, 1995 Sarner, Collier, and Associates, "Advanced Retirement Plan Administration", Chicoago, IL.

1996
January 19-20, 1995 Pride Seminars "Dental Office Design" Dr. Harry Demaree.
February 16-18, 1996 '1996 Joint Midwinter Conference" American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and American Association of Orthodontist.
February 21, 1996 "HIV Recertification" Patty Bonasso, RDH. Green River Dental Society.