Researchers continue to expand the frontiers of dentistry by improving techniques, treatments and technology. Dr. Magida and his team regularly attend various conferences and seminars to enhance their skills. The following is a sample of the activities participated in:
Since May 1999, Dr. Magida has taken many courses in orthodontic diagnosis and techniques. These courses are taught by many dentists who are recognized as leaders in their field. Dr. Magida will continue to take many more orthodontic courses since this is an area of dentistry that interests him very much.
Cosmetic dentistry is also a major area of interest to Dr. Magida and he has taken courses taught by the best in the profession. Dr. Ronald Jackson, Dr. Bill Strupp, Dr. Bill Dickerson. Dr. Robert Nixon and Dr. David Hornbrook, all well known educators, are just a few of the leaders Dr. Magida has learned from and who have helped him fine tune his dental expertise.
Dr. Magida has had a keen interest in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliances since 2002. As a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, he is able to keep up to date in this extremely interesting and dynamic field. There are always new developments and techniques to learn about. Being a member of a monthly study club helps Dr. Magida to stay abreast of all these things.
Since 1988, Dr. Magida has had the privilege of being on staff at several nursing and convalescent homes.
Helping patients at these facilities with their dental problems has been a rewarding experience. Dr. Magida is a member of the Pennsylvania Dental Association, the Montgomery-Bucks Dental Society, the International Association for Orthodontics, the American Dental Association, as well as a member of both the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Magida had the honor of achieving the status of Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. This fellowship was awarded during the summer of 2000 in Toronto. To achieve this award a dentist must complete over 500 hours of continuing education in all areas of dentistry and pass a 6 hour written test.
Dr. Magida received his bachelors degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania, a well regarded Ivy League institution. He received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, a world renowned dental school. After graduating dental school, Dr. Magida was asked to participate in an extra one year program at the dental school. This program included a select group of newly graduated dentists, who upon completion of a very rigorous year long program, were awarded a Fellowship in Advanced General Dentistry.
Dr. Magida was then asked to remain at the dental school as a faculty member. He taught both undergraduate and graduate dental students for several years.