Richard Akin, DDS, MD

Seminars & Lectures

Dr. Akin provides a variety of resources for both doctors and dental hygienists to improve their skill and expertise and to assist them in providing exceptional patient care. 


Upcoming Seminars

There are upcoming events posted - please come back!.



Past Seminars

08.18.17 Hygiene Extravaganza 2017!:
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, we are unable to host the Hygiene Extravaganza! The event is cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience and will be refunding every participant who has already paid. Thank you for your patience and unders
08.26.16 Pankey Course - Treating Worn Dentition:
In this hands-on program you will learn how to treat patients with worn dentition as well as how to identify the patterns and behaviors that lead to wear. You will learn how to diagnose, treatment plan and manage severe wear.
05.14.16 Improving Dental Implants
Dr. Akin lectured at the Southestern Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in Scottsdale, AZ in May 2016. His topic was on improving dental implants.
02.12.16 Essentials 3 Course
Co-Instructor for Essentials 3 Course lead by Dr. Jim Kessler. Dr. Akin gave the Dental Implant component of the course.
10.18.15 Essentials 3 Course
Co-Instructor for Essentials 3 course lead by Dr. Dale Sorenson. Dr. Akin gave the Dental Implant component of the course.
09.17.15 Posterior Immediate Implant Placement
Dr. Akin gave a lecture “Posterior Immediate Implant Placement: Methods to Develop the Soft Tissues” at the AAOMS National Convention (American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons) in Washington, D.C.
09.07.15 Pankey Institutes Annual Meeting
Dr. Akin gave a lecture, “A Surgeon’s Journey to Bring Provisionals to Every Site,” at the Pankey Institutes Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
08.14.15 Essentials 3 Course
Co-Instuctor with Dr. Michael Fling, Dr. Mike Rogers, Dr. Liz Martin, and John Lavicka, CDT. Dr. Akin presented the dental implant component at the Essentials 3 Course.
08.02.15 Hygiene Extravaganza IV
Our featured speakers this year were Catrice Opichka, RDH, Dr. Gwen Corbett, and Dr. Akin.
04.27.15 2 Lectures at New Orleans Dental Conference
Dr. Akin did two lectures at the New Orleans Dental Conference. “ Success Through Procisionals: A Surgeons’s Perspective” and “Predictable Immediate Molar Implants using the Harmony Concept."
04.14.15 The Pankey Experience
“The Pankey Experience and Treatment Planning Anterior Implants” was a lecture given to 4th Year Dental Students with Co-Instructors Dr. Glenn Kidder and Dr. Kris Rappold.
03.17.15 Immediate Provisionals Lecture
Dr. Akin hosted a lecture “Immediate Provisionals: A Recipe for Success” for 20 doctors. We look forward to seeing you at the Hygiene Extravaganza 2016!
09.12.14 Dental Implant Seminar
Dr. Akin moderated a Dental Implant Seminar at the AAOMS (American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons) Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii.
08.15.14 Hygiene Extravaganza 2014!:
Our featured speaker this year was Catrice Opichka, RHD. Her lecture was entitled: “The Cancer Patient: Understanding Risks, Improving Diagnosis, Mastering Care.”
08.07.14 Article Published
Dr. Akin's article "Immediate Provisionalization: A Surgeon's Perspective" was published in Selected Readings in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.


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See Dr. Akin’s full CV to view the lectures he has given.  


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