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The Dr. Irving E. Gruber Memorial Lecture

SDDS Member$140 
SDDS Member's Staff$90 
SDDS Graduate Students FREE
ADA Member $150
ADA Member's Staff              $100 
Non-ADA Member $265 
Non-ADA Member's Staff         $165 

 

Other Full Day Courses

SDDS Member                          $100 
SDDS Member's Staff $85 
SDDS Graduate StudentsFREE
ADA Member/Staff $110 
Non-ADA Member/Staff $190 

 

Accepted methods of payment are checks, money orders, and credit cards (MasterCard, Visa and American Express only). To register, call SDDS Headquarters at (718) 522-3939 or send a completed course registration form to:

Second District Dental Society

111 Fort Greene Place

Brooklyn, NY 11217

PHONE: (718) 522-3939

FAX: (718) 797-4335

 



Course #2017-02 
The Dr. Meryl J. Efron Memorial Lecture

Date:

Friday, February 24, 2017

Location:

Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY

Title:

"Predictable Planning and Execution in Implant Dentistry"

Featured Clinician:

Louis DiPede, D.M.D., F.A.C.P.

Director, Postgraduate Prosthodontics Program, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

 

Synopsis:

Treatment planning prosthodontic services has forever changed. Are you providing the best service by saving a mutilated tooth? Can we extract teeth and place implants and a restoration on the same day? Are you making a restoration at six months or six weeks? Maintaining and enhancing gingival esthetics around implants will be discussed.

 

Maintaining gingival form with immediate implant placement will be contrasted to forming a gingival sulcus in a well-healed site. Communicating the proper subgingival form to the dental technologist, as well as the pros and cons of cement versus screw-retained prostheses, will be discussed.

 

Treatment options for the edentulous patient are much more than simply a complete denture. Clinical techniques for treatment planning the edentulous arch while maintaining esthetics will be presented. Implants may make removable prostheses better or eliminate them completely.

 

Upon successful completion of this lecture, participants will have learned:

 

  • To weigh the cost versus benefit of salvaging questionable teeth

  • What prerequisites are needed in order to prescribe immediate loading

  • How to manage implants in the esthetic zone

  • How implants can improve or eliminate a complete denture

  • What the edentulous patient can expect from two, four, six or more implants

MCEU - 6 HOURS / TIME: 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.

 

Breakfast and lunch included



Course #2017-03 

The Dr. Irving E. Gruber Memorial Lecture

Date:

Friday, March 3, 2017

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"Avoid Liability: Know Your Patients' Medication and Their Impact on Dental Treatment"

Featured Clinician:

Harold L. Crossley, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland Dental School

 

Synopsis:

Patients are living longer thanks to their medications but many of the physician-prescribed medications used by your patients have dental implications and side effects affecting your treatment plan. Some of these medications are the drugs of choice of "doctor shoppers." Some medications are more likely to cause violent behavior and others can cause a "burning mouth syndrome." Others may cause sexual dysfunction. Should dentists use caution when prescribing NSAIDs with antihypertensives? Is antibiotic prophylaxis required for patients with orthopedic prostheses? And lastly, who sets the standard for healthy blood pressure, Pap smears and cholesterol?

 

This presentation includes the indications, contraindications and side effects of the most common physician-prescribed medications. Many of these medications were not approved when you took your pharmacology course in dental school. Since they represent 30 percent of all prescriptions taken by dental patients, familiarity with these drugs will provide dental practitioners with a better appreciation for the health profile of their dental patients.

 

At the conclusion of this course, the attendees will know:

 

  • What prescription, over-the-counter medications and foods can adversely interact with dental drugs

  • Why your patients are taking their medications

  • What oral side effects may be caused by these medications

  • The maximum doses for commonly prescribed pain medications

  • When not to prescribe NSAIDs

  • How to manage patients taking some of the newer anticoagulant medications

  • How to combine analgesics to maximize their effects

  • The indications and contraindications for opiate analgesics

  • Current recommendations for SBE and orthopedic prosthesis prophylaxis


 

MCEU - 6 HOURS / TIME: 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.

 

Breakfast and lunch included



Course #2017-06 

Date:

 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Location:

 

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn

Title:

 

"Accurate Diagnosis and Effective Evidence-Based Treatment of Oral and Facial Pain"

Featured Clinician:

 

Nojan Bakhtiari, D.D.S.

Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine

 

Synopsis:

 

The goal of this full-day course is to provide clinicians with knowledge of current evidence-based orofacial pain diagnosis and treatment. Particular focus will be placed on establishing an accurate diagnosis prior to initiating a treatment. The management of musculoskeletal pain, neuropathic pain and neurovascular pain in the oral and facial regions will be discussed. Topics will include pain principles (site vs. source of pain); non-odontogenic sources of pain in the oral and facial regions and red flags for non-odontogenic pain mimicking a toothache or temporomandibular disorders (TMD). There will also be a discussion of history taking, clinical examination and differential diagnosis for orofacial pain, as well as treatment modalities, including pharmacotherapy, injection therapy and physical treatment modalities. Lastly, this course will include case presentations and a Q&A session.

 

Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will learn:

 

  • How to recognize non-odontogenic toothaches and facial pain

  • How to diagnose musculoskeletal versus neuropathic and neurovascular pain conditions

  • How to manage musculoskeletal (TMD) pain with evidence-based state of the art treatment

 

 

MCEU - 6 HOURS / TIME: 9 A. M. to 4 P.M.

Breakfast and lunch included



Course #2017-08

Date:

Friday, May 12, 2017

Location:

Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY

Title:

"The Art and Science of Esthetic Dentistry"

Featured Clinician:

Anabella C. Oquendo, D.D.S.

Program Director, Advanced Program for International Dentists in Esthetic Dentsitry, New York University College of Dentistry

 

Synopsis:

This presentation will review the fundamentals of the art and science of esthetic dentistry. The influence of facial, gingival and dental anatomy on esthetics and the tools used to effect a positive change will be reviewed. A variety of clinical cases will be used to demonstrate the above principles and provide insight into the didactive knowledge and clinical skills needed to successfully incorporate esthetic dentistry into a practice. The audience will be drawn into the subject matter through an extensive overview of essential techniques.

 

Upon successful completion of this course attendees will:

 

  • Improve their ability to diagnose, treatment plan and deliver superior results when treating esthetically compromised cases

  • Gain a better understanding of the complex interaction of dental, periodontal and occlusal factors in esthetic treatment planning

  • Discover how to visualize optimum dentistry from an esthetic, functional, biological and structural perspective

  • Understand the importance of integrating dental specialties into the delivery of the ultimate in functional esthetic restorations

  • Have a better understanding of smile design and the techniques involved in achieving predictable esthetic results

 

 

MCEU - 6 HOURS / TIME: 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.

 

Breakfast and lunch included 



Course #2017-16

Date:

Friday, September 15, 2017

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn

Title:

"The Phantom of the Opera-tory"

Featured Speaker:

Thomas Viola, R.Ph., C.C.P.

Dental Pharmacology Instructor, University of Missouri-Kansas City

 

Synopsis:

Throughout the course of their everyday practice dental professionals must frequently draw upon their knowledge of pharmacology. However, armed with a relatively brief exposure to such vast subject matter, many dental professionals have difficulty retaining this knowledge throughout their career. This program will provide dental professionals with an overview of the basic principles of pharmacology and the classes of drugs used in the current therapy of most common disease states. Special emphasis will be given to drugs administered in dental practice, as well as to drugs which may impact healthcare.

 

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

 

  • Explain basic pharmacokinetics and describe how pharmacokinetics and related factors affect a drug's ability to produce a therapeutic effect

  • Identify drugs listed on a patient's medical history and be able to discuss their basic mechanism of action, pharmacologic effects, principle therapeutic indications, potential adverse reactions, potential drug interactions and specific contraindications

  • Review the etiology of common organ system disease states, describe the classes of drugs used in their treatment and discuss considerations important to patient management

 

 

MCEU - 6 HOURS / TIME: 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.

 

Breakfast and lunch included



Course #2017-20

Date:

Friday, November 3, 2017

Location:

Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY

Title:

"Case Selection and Treatment Options to Increase Esthetic Success in Implant Dentistry"

Featured Clinician:

Yakir A. Arteaga, D.D.S.

Clinical Instructor, New York University College of Dentistry

Synopsis:

Thorough treatment planning between the surgeon, laboratory technician and restorative doctor is one key component to achieving the desired final restorative result. Predictable treatment success in the esthetic zone depends on comprehensive assessment and planning, the quality of the implant site and tissue response and selection of appropriate implants and restorative components. This presentation will emphasize the traditional methods for treatment planning (X-rays, bite registration, model evaluations, etc.) and concentrate on communication across the implant team. The importance of working from the "crown down" when planning surgical procedures will be discussed. Implant and restorative options will be detailed for patients missing single or multiple teeth. Participants will review the differences in design for single-state and two-stage implants.

 

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

 

  • Discuss the team approach and importance of communication to implant therapy

  • Consider the desired position of implants from an esthetic and functional perspective

  • Identify implant and restorative component options for straightforward and complex cases

  • Understand the differences in treatment sequence when placing a tissue level or bone level implant



 

MCEU - 6 HOURS / TIME: 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.

 

Breakfast and lunch included



Course #2017-21

Date:

Friday, November 10, 2017

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Pediatric Sedation But Were Afraid to Ask"

Featured Clinician:

Ronald W. Kosinski, D.M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of Pediatric Sedation and Anesthesia, New York University College of Dentistry

Synopsis:

Sedation of the pediatric patient requires an in-depth understanding of a multitude of topics that make it a unique procedure. In order to perform SAFE sedation, the provider needs to have a thorough understanding of the topics stated hereinafter. The ability to perform sedation also requires clinical competency. The fundamentals of pediatric sedations will be discussed in-depth, as well as the definition of the pediatric patient, current concepts in pediatric conscious sedation, drugs and drug regimens and what is being used around the country to sedate our children. Additional areas of review will include emergencies in the pediatric patient, morbidity and mortality for the pediatric patient and the importance of simulation education in pediatric dentistry

 

All of the above topics will be discussed in detail and upon successful completion of the lecture, attendees will have a thorough and complete understanding of the principles to provide safe sedation for the pediatric patient. Participants will also gain a comprehensive knowledge of child development, drug selection and emergency preparedness.

 

 

MCEU - 6 HOURS / TIME: 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.

 

Breakfast and lunch included