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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

 

*Unless otherwise stated, all featured speakers have disclosed that they do not have any relevant financial arrangements or affiliations that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning the continuing education activities stated below.



Course #2019-02 
The Dr. Irving E. Gruber Memorial Lecture

Date:

Friday, March 8, 2019

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"Single Tooth Replacement 2019: Options, Limitations and Solutions"

Featured Clinician:

David A. Garber, D.M.D.

Professor, Department of Periodontics, University of Augusta, Georgia

 

Synopsis:

The current "real world" of clinical dentistry involves using new clinical techniques, together with an ever-evolving group of innovative products, technologies and now the digital arena. In today's economic climate, clinicians have needed to change procedural techniques to reduce treatment time and increase predictability while decreasing cost. In replacing single teeth, there are alternative forms of bridges as well as a plethora of implant systems. Each comes with specific limitations and then the need to make different clinical decisions based on the individual needs of the patient.

 

This program will update the clinician on current techniques and materials in restorative clinical practice, extractions and implants within a dramatically changing "digital world."

 

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES INCLUDE:

  • Replacing single missing teeth - decision making 2019

  • Bridges versus implants versus resin-bonded retainers?

  • Impressions 2019 - traditional versus digital

  • Incorporating the restoration of dental implants into your practice

  • Restorative ceramic decision-making in 2019

  • Dealing with external root resorption cases, fractured teeth and implants

  • Essential evolving restorative techniques 2019

  • Partial Extraction Therapies (PET) - key component to esthetic restorative dentistry

  • The importance of the "pink" component in restorative dentistry

 

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

 

Breakfast and lunch included



Course #2019-03 

The Dr. Meryl J. Efron Memorial Lecture

Date:

Friday, March 15, 2019

Location:

Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY

Title:

"The Successful 21st Century Practice: Why Some Practices are Successful and Others are Not"

Featured Clinician:

Roger P. Levin, D.D.S.

CEO, Levin Group, Inc.

 

Synopsis:

Dentistry is changing at the fastest pace in history. Some practices are thriving while others are not. What sets one practice on a path of success while another struggles? The difference stems from the decisions and actions that dentists take in the 21st century to continue to grow and protect their futures. Every practice today needs a growth and success plan and it is easier than you think. This seminar is dedicated to showing dentists and their teams the right way to accelerate practice growth and success in a vastly more challenging environment. Dr. Levin has advised practices ranging from start-ups to large dental groups and will teach the proven methods and strategies that create a high level of sustainable success. He will showcase comparative studies of practices in similar situations where one practice has double the production and profit of another in the same geographic area.

 

Many dentists today are frustrated because they lack the business background to implement the right changes in the right way for today's more competitive environment. This seminar cuts through the clutter and theory and goes right to the heart of what needs to be done and how to do it. This highly practical presentation is excellent for both doctors and dental team members and will take your practice to the next level. Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will learn strategies to increase production ASAP; ten statistics that will determine their futures; six customer service strategies that "WOW" patients and six things great leaders do effectively. Participants will also learn:

 

  • Six changes in dentistry that can make or break a practice

  • How to properly bring in new patients

  • Five things to do when greeting every patient

  • How to work 5-10 fewer years

  • How to improve scheduling by 20 percent

 

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

 

Breakfast and lunch included



Course #2019-07 

Date:

 

Friday, April 12, 2019

Location:

 

Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY

Title:

 

"Predictable and Profitable Restorative and Esthetic Procedures: Less Stress, Better Results and Happier Patients"

Featured Clinician:

 

Marvin A. Fier, D.D.S.*

Adjunct Professor, Rutgers School of Dentistry

 

*Dr. Fier receives an honorarium from Kuraray.

 

Synopsis:

 

In today's economy, it is critical that we practice in a predictable and efficient manner. While the economy is not under our control, how we perform various procedures surely is. Clinicians are constantly challenged to make informed decisions regarding what techniques and materials should be incorporated into their daily practice. New composites, bonding agents, etc., emerge in the market on a regular basis. We will simplify some of the more challenging procedures we do every day. Diagnosis, treatment planning, case presentations and how excellent results were obtained, sometimes with less than desirable beginnings, will be discussed. This is real-life dentistry that we all must deal with in our practices.

 

Wouldn't it be nice to have our patients ask for the highest level of care we can provide? A section on motivating patients to request treatment will also be included. Information based on the latest brain research and how to involve patients in the case presentation process will be presented. You will leave this program armed with numerous tips and techniques you can easily and quickly incorporate in your clinical practice. Whether you're a seasoned clinician or just starting out, this program will be relevant. Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will learn how to differentiate between various bonding systems and select appropriate matrix systems to ensure predictable contacts, as well as learn tips for proper shade selection. Participants will also learn about the benefits of chameleon composites, finishing and polishing composites to a life-like luster and better ways of motivating patients to accept treatment plans.

 

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

Breakfast and lunch included



Course #2019-09

Date:

Friday, May 10, 2019

Location:

Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY

Title:

"Restorative Dentistry Update 2019"

Featured Clinician:

Andrew Koenigsberg, D.D.S.

Co-founder, Gallery57Dental

 

Synopsis:

This program will cover choosing the best ceramic for a given restorative situation, along with a review of the advantages and disadvantages of the popular materials. We will review the four most popular types of ceramic. We will also review proper tooth preparation, adjustment and cementation technique for ceramic restorations. There will be a complete overview of implant dentistry including implant materials and design, as well as the many restorative options. For example, regarding implant design, we will cover different thread designs and their advantages and disadvantages. The goal is to give the general practitioner a basic understanding of when to use and take advantage of the various features incorporated into the many implant systems.

 

Lastly, this course will review the digital workflow and practical ways to incorporate digital dentistry into your practice. Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will be updated on the current state of ceramic restorations. Participants will also learn about implant dentistry and digital dentistry for the GP.

 

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

 

Breakfast and lunch included 



Course #2019-10

Date:

Friday, May 17, 2019

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"Porcelain Veneers: Case Presentations, Simple to Complex"

Featured Clinician:

Gregg S. Lituchy, D.D.S.

Partner, Lowenberg, Lituchy and Kantor

 

Synopsis:

This lecture will begin with how to "sell" cosmetic dentistry to your patients. From there, we will discuss how to design the patient's smile, followed by prep design, temporization and insertion. Case presentations from simple cases to the much more complex cases will be reviewed. This presentation will have something for everyone regardless of their experience. Upon successful completion of this lecture, attendees will learn about veneer prep design, temporization, insertion, esthetic treatment planning, designing the individual's new smile and veneers, in conjunction with other dental modalities.

 

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

 

Breakfast and lunch included



Course #2019-16

Date:

Friday, September 27, 2019

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"Periodontal Prosthesis 2019: An Algorithm for Successful Case Management"

Featured Clinician:

Glenn S. Ludwig, D.M.D.

Attending, North Shore University Hospital

Synopsis:

This course will explore the periodontal diagnostic tools and all contemporary periodontal surgical techniques ranging from periodontal plastic surgery (mucogingival correction), bone regenerative techniques, crown lengthening surgery for esthetics and proper biologic width. It will also encompass laser-assisted periodontal therapy, its pros and cons, and where it can be implemented.

 

Implant dentistry will be addressed in treatment planning and practical application. Course participants will learn computer-guided surgery and its advantages and limitations. We will review the importance of this tool in case presentation to patients and communication between the doctors. Treatment of the growing epidemic of peri-implantitis, increasing to up to 40 percent of implants placed and how it has resulted in a paradigm shift to saving teeth will be addressed. Advancements in sinus regeneration surgery will be reviewed as well. The key to the presentation will be an in-depth understanding of how to treat the outline to the most advanced cases with an algorithm for treatment for all cases. Orthodontic management will be incorporated into the presentation.

 

Upon successful completion of this course, the attendee will have learned contemporary periodontal evaluation and how it relates to restorative dentistry and implant dentistry, both techniques and principles.

 

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

 

Breakfast and lunch included



Course #2019-19

Date:

Friday, October 18, 2019

Location:

Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY 

Title:

"The Changing Standards of Dental Care -- 2019"

Featured Clinician:

Mitchell Gardiner, D.M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor, Restorative Dentistry, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

Synopsis:

In this age of increasing scrutiny and litigation against the dental profession, dentists must be aware of how to meet accepted standards of dental care. Dr. Gardiner will use actual malpractice lawsuits as teaching tools to educate new and experienced dentists on some of the most important areas of malpractice litigation. Topics of discussion will include:

 

  • Patient's medical history

  • Documentation

  • Antibiotics in dentistry

  • Informed consent

  • Prescription writing for opioids and understanding the medical condition of your patients

  • Obtaining releases

  • Clostridium difficile

  • Standards of care in areas of dentistry

  • Paresthesia

  • Oral cancer screening

  • Diagnosis and documentation

  • Drug and alcohol use in patients

  • Oral surgery

  • Periodontics

 

Attendees will get to analyze and review dental malpractice lawsuits involving all the above areas in dentistry. Participants are encouraged to bring their entire professional staff to take part in this all-day course. Upon successful completion of the course, attendees will learn the most critical areas of dentistry in 2019 that will require dentists and their staffs to reevaluate if they are meeting accepted standards of care and what they must do to meet these changing standards.

 

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

 

Breakfast and lunch included



Course #2019-22

Date:

Friday, November 8, 2019

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"The Role of Dentistry in Airway Management"

Featured Clinician:

Steven R. Acker, D.D.S., M.S.

Lecturer, Department of Dental and Oral Surgery, Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center

Synopsis:

In this course, attendees will learn how dentists play a very important role in identifying, screening and treating patients with airway-related disorders while asleep and awake. They will also understand how craniofacial development plays a key role in the timeline of airway dysfunction. A full discussion of how soft tissue dysfunction compromises craniofacial and airway development, potentially leading to breathing disordered sleep, will be covered in detail. A system for screening, data collection, diagnosis and risk assessment, treatment options within the scope of dental practice and as part of an interdisciplinary team, as well as measurement of outcomes of treatment will be presented.

 

Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will:

 

  • Understand how breathing and airway impact "breathing disordered sleep"

  • Realize the condition of the airway affects overall health and wellness

  • Learn the impact an unhealthy airway can have on total body inflammation and risk of heart attack and stroke

  • Recognize that breathing and airway disorders are related to structure, function and behavior

  • Know that soft tissue dysfunction affects craniofacial development, the foundation for proper airway development

  • Understand how early recognition and intervention of airway disorders helps prevent further damage and stress

  • Learn about other health professionals needed in treating affected patients, including myofunctional therapists

  • Learn the important role dentistry plays in screening as well as treatment

  • Learn implementation of a system for screening, data collection, diagnosis and risk assessment, treatment and outcome metrics for airway and breathing dysfunction

  • Understand dentistry's role on a team of professionals in managing patients with airway and breathing disorders

  • Know sleep apnea is the end stage of breathing disordered sleep and must be managed as a first phase of treatment

  • Understand how to recognize and treat patients with upper airway resistance syndrome

  • Learn a strategy for managing sleep apnea - diagnosis, management and potential resolution

  • Understand concepts of epigenetics

  • Suggestions for communicating related information to patients and other health care professionals

 

 

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

 

Breakfast and lunch included