Sign Up For The 2021-2022 Annual Ole Study Club

Join One Of The Charlotte Area’s Most Recognized Dental Study Clubs & Earn CE!

Register For The OLE Study Club by contacting Jill Dean at 704-541-6070 or by email.

Why The OLE Study Club?

The OLE Study Club is more than a place to earn continuing education hours, its purpose is to build a community where we share, support, and grow together. A trusted forum that looks forward and identifies the best sources of information and solutions so that we can learn more about the practice of dentistry.

Check Out Our Speaker Lineup

August 2021


When: Thursday, August 5th @ 6:30pm

Where: Olde Mecklenberg Brewery | Directions

Octoberfest in August! A night for us to get back together. Everyone is invited for a casual evening of cheer and fellowship. The OLE Study Club welcomes you to transport yourself to Germany for a night of Octoberfest. Bring your spouse or a friend to laugh, raise a glass and discover how we plan to travel and learn as a club. The OLE Study Club has a blowout year planned to celebrate the joy of learning and experiencing life, in person, together.

Dr Priveer Sharma

Welcome Social

Personal Enrichment
AGD Subject Code 770

September 2021

HR Essentials for 2021/2022 Why 2020 Taught Us You Can't Ignore HR Anymore

When: Thursday,  September 9th @ 6:00pm

Where: The Porters House | Directions

Ali, a renowned employment attorney, would not have been a Seattle Study Club speaker of preference years ago. Nothing personal—the topic seemed dry and boring! But the world has changed, and we’re seeing things differently these days. Many of us will agree that it is at times like walking on eggshells. State guidelines are strict and very enforceable. Ali Oramchian will cover top HR priorities and best practices for small businesses like ours. He will focus on the areas of hiring, wage and hour laws, practice policies, managing leaves of absence, employee performance management, discipline, and termination. What more could we ask for? He is terrific!

Upon completion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Recognize best practices with HR policies concerninghiring, performance management, and discipline.
  • Understand wage and hour laws and leave ofabsence policies.

Ali Oramchian, Esq.

Bespoke Business Academy Module

Lecture, up to 2 hours
Practice Management and Human Relations
AGD Subject Code 550

October 2021

Hot Topics in Restorative Dentistry and New Materials for Conservative Dentistry

When: October 8 – 10th

Where: The Mills House Hotel – Charleston, SC

Hotel: Please book by September 8th for the best rate!

New concepts in dental materials allow us to practice more conservative dentistry—silver diamine fluoride used to arrest caries, resin infiltration used for the treatment of incipient interproximal lesions and white spot lesions, and microabrasion used to treat anterior discolorations. This lecture will provide evidence for these new materials and clinical protocols for their use.

Upon completion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Describe how silver diamine fluoride works and how it can be used to arrest caries in the adult population.
  • Explain protocols and examples of how to treat white spot lesions and anterior discolorations with resin infiltration, microabrasion and bleaching.

Nathaniel Lawson, DMD, PhD

Live Lecture

Lecture, up to 3 hours
Operative (Restorative) Dentistry
AGD Subject Code 250

November 2021

An Evening of Treatment Planning with Dr Sonia Leziy

When: Thursday,  November 11th @ 6:00pm

Where: Zinicola | Directions

This is a video-enhanced session with Dr Sonia Leziy from our World Treatment Planning Championship Symposium. Sonia has contributed a fascinating case! It is an anterior esthetic dilemma which challenges participants to make the choice to save or extract, and promises to provide an opportunity for spirited discussion. It received the highest ratings of all the cases presented at Symposium.

Upon completion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Articulate arguments to defend the choice to extract and the choice to save a tooth.
  • Understand resolution of an anterior esthetic problem.

Sonia Leziy, DDS, Dipl Perio, FCDS(BC), FRCD(C)

Tx Planning

Lecture, up to 2 hours
Multidisciplinary Topics
AGD Subject Code 149

December 2021

An Evening Interview with Stock Analyst and Wall Street’s Guru on Dentistry Jeff Johnson

When: Wednesday, December 8th @ 6:00pm

Where: TBD

Jeff Johnson understands the economy and can relate this to dentistry and the affects on your practice better than anyone! From teaching ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, to an MBA at Kellogg, to R.W. Baird Wealth Management and Investment Banking, Jeff Johnson has forged a very unique path to become the most well recognized senior stock analyst in medicine and dentistry. He has offered to spend an evening with us, digging deep into the dental industry, to set the stage for decisions we will be making in our practices as a result of changes in the dental economic landscape.

Upon completion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Have a better understanding of the economic landscape related to the dental industry.
  • Have a better understanding of how changes in the overall dental industry affect dental practices.

Jeff Johnson, MBA

Evening Interview followed by Q&A

Lecture, up to 1 hour
Practice Management
and Human Relations
AGD Subject Code 550

January 2022

Digital Dentistry - From Concept to Reality

When: Tuesday,  January 18th @ 6:00pm

Where: Del Friscos | Directions

Digital technologies allow clinicians to create a virtual treatment plan, visualize the potential final outcomes, and share the plan in a format that is user-friendly and functional for all the specialists involved. This program will provide a step-by-step process to implement digital tools to create an easy, efficient and predictable workflow, with references to the literature and illustrative case presentations.

Upon completion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Demonstrate how to utilize digital tools in case planning and discussion.
  • Identify basic components of an efficient digital workflow.

Marcelo Calamita, DDS, MS, PhD

Livestream from São Paulo, Brazil

Lecture, up to 1.5 hours
Multidisciplinary Topics
AGD Subject Code 149

Gustavo Giordani, DDS

Adalberto Paula Souza Jr., DDS

February 2022

Esthetic Analysis and Digital Planning

When: Tuesday, February 8th @ 6:00pm

Where: TBD

This virtual workshop will allow practitioners to leverage their photography and intraoral scans by pairing them with software platforms to create efficient 2D smile simulations and learn the fundamentals of digital wax ups and model printing.

Upon completion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand how to render a 2D smile with Photoshop.
  • Understand how to render a 2D smile using SmileCloud and possibly 3Shape Smile Simulation.
  • Convert a 2D smile design to wax up and print.

Material Requirement: Course participants will be asked to load software like Photoshop, SmileCloud, Meshmixer, Ray-Ware and possibly 3Shape Smile Simulation to their personal laptop computers via trial licenses. Participants will then be guided through the software while working through three different cases. For the best user experience, please bring your personal laptop to the session.

**Laptop Required**

Parag R. Kachalia, DDS

Virtual Hands-On Digital Diagnosis

Lecture, up to 2.5 hours
Operative (Restorative) Dentistry
AGD Subject Code 250

March 2022

Potpourri of Pearls

When: Thursday,  March 10th @ 6:00pm

Where: Global | Directions

Sharing experiences gives everyone a chance to grow and improve. Each member will be invited to anonymously share a favorite dental product, a favorite dental technique and a clinical or practice management challenge they have or are facing. The group will have a fixed amount of time to consider each item and discuss their experiences and share their thoughts. The insights that come from participating and learning from our peers guarantees that everyone will leave the evening with several valuable takeaways that they can use immediately.

Upon completion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand additional dental techniques.
  • Problem-solve clinical challenges.
  • Problem-solve practice management challenges.

Dr Priveer Sharma

Group Discussion

Lecture, up to 2 hours
Multidisciplinary Topics
AGD Subject Code 149

April 2022

Treatment Planning for Multiple Missing Maxillary Anterior Teeth

When: Thursday, April 7th @ 6:00pm

Where: Legion Brewing | Directions

When patients are missing multiple teeth in the anterior maxilla, we must be cognizant of the soft tissue loss as well. We have options to restore these missing teeth with natural tooth bridges, implants with bridges, or removable partial dentures. We can graft to develop lost tissue structure, but we can also resect to hide transition lines when indicated.

Upon completion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Explain the options for missing multiple teeth in the esthetic zone.
  • Achieve improvements from hard and soft tissue grafting.
  • Understand that resection has a place at the treatment planning table as well.

M.Nader Sharifi,DDS, MS

Part I: Tx Planning
Part II: Q&A

Lecture, up to 3 hours
Multidisciplinary Topics
AGD Subject Code 149

May 2022

Where Does the Rock Go When the Rock Needs Help?
Living and Leading Yourself and Others Through Tough Times

When: Thursday,  May 19th @ 6:30pm

Where: Eddie V’s | Directions

Our dental degrees do not prepare us to tackle myriad challenges. In everyday dental practice and in our lives, we may be struggling to know what we should do and how we should behave with our patients, staff and loved ones. The shadow questions of what we should not do and how we should not behave add additional stress. To be successful, we need to be leaders, and as leaders, others look to us for the answers to walk them through tough times and challenges. So, during a time when we need a type of help we have never needed before, and acknowledging that leading through crisis requires a special set of skills, where do we go for this help? Join
Dr Koka to learn about the tools that are available to take better care of ourselves.

Upon completion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Describe the impact of stress on maintaining overall health.
  • Demonstrate the importance of permission.
  • Identify ways to build resilience that prevent or address overwhelming stress.

Sree Koka, DDS, MS, PhD, MBA

Evening Livestream

Lecture, up to 1 hour
AGD Subject Code 770


Register For The OLE Study Club by contacting Jill Dean at 704-541-6070 or by email.