On this special edition of The Sprig Podcast, Dr. Jarod is joined live at AAPD Nashvirtual by clinical expert Dr. Andi Igowsky and Sprig Co-Founder Dr. Jeff Fisher to discuss zirconia, MTA, mastering your technique, and much more!
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s annual conference this year went virtual! NashVirtual was not only a great example of how the dental community embraces technology, it was packed with opportunities to learn from and mingle with dental professionals. Sprig was a proud sponsor of AAPD2020, and we enjoyed the opportunity to host several online events.
More about the dentists participating in this roundtable discussion:
- Dr. Jeff Fisher. Dr. Fisher is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He also completed a dental anesthesia residency there in 2001. Currently, he provides office-based general anesthesia for pediatric dentists throughout the greater Sacramento area and inland valleys of central California. Dr. Fisher cofounded Sprig Oral Health Technologies, Inc. in 2009 and is the co-inventor of the pediatric Zirconia crown, a revolutionary product that has given children a healthier and more esthetic option than traditional, stainless steel crowns. Dr. Fisher also holds several dental-related patents. He is involved in everything from the research and development of new products, to editing Sprig’s in-house semiannual publication—Shift magazine. His passion is teaching over-the-shoulder, hands-on programs to help dentists improve their clinical skills and confidence.
- Dr. Jarod Johnson. Dr. Johnson earned his Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering and a DDS degree from the University of Iowa. He went on to complete his certificate in pediatric dentistry from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Johnson currently owns and operates Arctic Dental in Muscatine, Iowa. He is also an assisting adjunct professor at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics. Dr. Johnson serves as the host of The Sprig Podcast and shares a strong passion for education and promoting the profession of pediatric dentistry.
- Dr. Andy Igowsky. Dr. Igowsky is a board-certified pediatric dentist and practices at Just Kids Dental in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with a BS degree in medical microbiology, she attended Marquette University School of Dentistry and graduated at the top of her class with a DDS degree. Dr. Igowsky went on to specialize in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver. She moved to Sheboygan in 2010 and joined her older sister, Dr. Jaime Marchi, as a partner and co-owner at Just Kids Dental. Dr. Igowsky has received several awards for her dedication to children in Wisconsin. In 2012, she was awarded Top Young Professional. In 2015, Just Kids Dental won Service Industry of the Year, the smallest business to ever win an award of this caliber. And most recently, in June 2017, she was awarded Emerging Leader of the Year. Dr. Igowsky has been using Sprig EZCrowns since 2010 and became an instructor for Sprig University in 2015 and is now a lead instructor. She has attended and lectured at all four of the annual Sprig symposia and at Sprig Live.
Watch the video of the roundtable discussion between Drs. Fisher, Johnson, and Igowsky, or you can listen to the audio version here.