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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 #2018-02 
The Dr. Meryl J. Efron Memorial Lecture

Date:

Friday, February 23, 2018

Location:

Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY

Title:

"Fixed Prosthodontic Determinants - Enhancing Functional and Esthetic Outcomes"

Featured Clinician:

Shankar S. Iyer, D.D.S., M.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

 

Synopsis:

This presentation will elaborate a thorough diagnostic sequence for comprehensive rehabilitation. Emphasis will be placed on diagnostic modalities that should be employed to create a customized treatment plan. It is designed to help the practitioner with evidence-based concepts of treatment plans that rely heavily on comprehensive diagnosis. A decision tree will be illustrated with objective analysis of esthetic and functional demands of the patient and the formulation of a rational plan will be facilitated. Fundamentals of restorative diagnosis with contemporary biological and technological factors will be reviewed.

 

Course objectives are:

  • To review current concepts in fixed implant and tooth-supported restorations

  • Determine whether biology or technology should be used to improve esthetics

  • Create algorithms for fixed implant restorations

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

 

Breakfast and lunch included



Course #2018-03 

The Dr. Irving E. Gruber Memorial Lecture

Date:

Friday, March 9, 2018

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry: Materials and Techniques"

Featured Clinician:

Gerard Kugel, D.M.D., M.S., Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research, Tufts University

 

Synopsis:

As dentists, we must not only rely on the materials with which we work but on our own ability to treatment plan and diagnose based on a multi-factorial situation. We must be careful in our preparation and design, and be meticulous in our bonding techniques. Failures in dentistry are frequently blamed on the materials. In reality, "user error" is often the culprit.

 

In this seminar, Dr. Kugel will highlight the latest information and evidence on a variety of esthetic dentistry-related topics and clinical procedures. Aimed at dentists and their staffs, this course will provide relevant clinical information to assist dentists in their everyday practice. Participants will learn:

 

  • A comprehensive review of core principles of esthetic dentistry related to tooth form and function - tooth position, occlusal function and most importantly, what you need to know to stay out of trouble

  • Why esthetics is secondary to proper function

  • All-ceramic options and cementation for indirect anterior and posterior restorations including laminate veneers

  • Digital impression-making and chairside CAD/CAM

  • Advances in adhesive and bioactive dentistry - are the new generations all they are claimed to be?

  • Esthetic case maintenance

 

Attendees will get practical and cost-effective information that they can use immediately in their practices. Upon successful completion of this course, dentists will:

 

  • Learn the limitations of materials and what the best options are for different clinical situations

  • Learn the importance of understanding occlusion as it relates to their choices of materials

  • Learn the evidence as it relates to new bonding systems


 

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

 

Breakfast and lunch included



Course #2018-07 

Date:

 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Location:

 

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn

Title:

 

"Keep Moving Forward"

Featured Clinician:

 

Michael J. Feldman, D.M.D.

Director of Endodontic Training, Nassau University Medical Center

 

Synopsis:

 

This presentation will review some of the more current trends in endodontic care. With technology constantly changing, it is important for practitioners to be aware of the treatment modalities available to their patients. Newer techniques in instrumentation using classical biologic concepts will enhance our procedures and should result in better outcomes. Using apex locators, wireless motors, variable focus microscopes and CBCT are a few of these enhancements. In addition, patients who present with resorptive defects can be treated once the defect is correctly diagnosed and classified. Creating a working vision and an office environment that promotes safe, honest and real communication among the team and patients will foster a positive feeling, resulting in a positive experience and a more favorable outcome.

 

This course will discuss:

 

  • Current trends in diagnosis, instrumentation and irrigation

  • Current treatment modalities in teeth with resorption (distinguishing between classifications)

  • Communication techniques, specifically the art of active listening

 

 

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

Breakfast and lunch included



Course #2018-09

Date:

Friday, May 11, 2018

Location:

Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY

Title:

"Demystifying Attachment and Implant Dentistry"

Featured Clinician:

George E. Bambara, M.S., D.M.D.

Faculty, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

 

Synopsis:

*Participants are required to bring a clinical case for group discussion. Please include radiographs, diagnostic casts, photographs and/or PowerPoint slides for discussion.*

 

This all-day program emphasizes the rationale for using precision and semi-precision attachments in the treatment planning of fixed and removable partial dentures, segmented fixed bridges, hybrids, overdentures on natural teeth and implants. Each of these prosthetic options will be discussed in detail, especially implants, which require special treatment planning considerations. The role of the restorative dentist is clarified as the one who initiates treatment planning the number of implants that will ensure success through the use of study models, wax bites, occlusal set-ups and surgical stents.

 

A clear understanding of what needs to be achieved must be established first by the restorative dentist and communicated to the surgeon and to the patient. Implants must be placed where they can be successfully restored and not just where there is available bone. Greater understanding of these disciplines will lead to greater practice utilization and incorporation of dental attachments in our practices. Various types of coronal and radicular resilient and non-resilient attachments will be discussed including bar joints and bar units, studs and magnets. A logical approach to the treatment planning of attachment dentistry will be presented which ensures long-term success and patient satisfaction. Clinical cases will be reviewed and participants will gather knowledge, excitement and confidence, enabling them to utilize attachments in their daily practice immediately. Toward the end of the session, attendees will participate in treatment planning cases that they are to bring to the course.

 

Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will:

 

  • Understand the rationale for using attachments in fixed and removable prosthetics on abutments, roots and implants

  • Become familiar with precision and semi-precision attachments, studs, rod and tubes, magnets, bars and other types of fixed, segmented, removable and overdenture attachments

  • Be able to immediately incorporate attachment dentistry into patient treatment planning

  • Learn how to do occlusal setups and create surgical stents

  • Learn the "dos and don'ts" in attachment case treatment planning

  • Learn what precision and semi-precision attachments are and how they are used in prosthetic dentistry

  • Become familiar with rigid and resilient intracoronal and extracoronal attachments

  • Relining techniques

  • A logical approach to begin incorporating attachment dentistry into our treatment planning

  • Learn how to take a closer look at the redistribution of traumatic forces to bone, soft tissue, teeth and implants and understand how they are affected

 

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

 

Breakfast and lunch included 



Course #2018-14

Date:

Friday, September 14, 2018

Location:

Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY

Title:

"Occlusion Simplified for Everyday Practice"

Featured Clinician:

Marc B. Gainor, D.M.D.*

Visiting Faculty, Spear Education

*Dr. Marc Gainor receives an honorarium from Spear Education.

 

Synopsis:

This presentation will be a review of the key elements of occlusion, muscle and TMJ anatomy (as per the Pankey-Dawson occlusal philosophy). It will provide attendees with an understanding of how bite force, attrition, abrasion and erosion affect prognosis and treatment planning, as well as the key elements of a complete occlusal, muscle and joint exam and what positive findings mean. Participants will know why centric relation is important, when to use it and when it's safe to use the existing occlusion. In addition, participants will:

 

  • Learn about the leaf gauge and Lucia Jig - how to use them to safely load test the TMJ, deprogram muscles and take consistently accurate centric relation bite records

  • Learn techniques to improve the accuracy of bite records, models and mounting to help you analyze the occlusion

  • Understand how to use exam findings to help choose the appropriate occlusal treatment or bite appliance

  • Know how to quickly assess occlusal risk - so you can know which teeth and which patients are "safe" to treat

  • Understand when, why and how to perform an occlusal equilibration

  • Be provided with some techniques to improve occlusal and restorative outcomes

 

Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will learn the various principles of occlusal evaluation and treatment and how to employ these principles in everyday practice.

 

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

 

Breakfast and lunch included



Course #2018-17

Date:

Friday, October 5, 2018

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"Why Save Teeth?"

Featured Clinician:

Roger N. Warren, D.D.S.

Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, New York University College of Dentistry

Synopsis:

We spent the majority of our formative years in dentistry learning the value of teeth and how to restore them. Today's philosophy seems to be shifting to a model that any tooth with a questionable prognosis should be removed and replaced with a dental implant. However, implants are not the ideal solution. Peri-implantitis has become an increasingly important area of concern for periodontists, restorative dentists and patients alike. New treatment algorithms continue to emerge, proving that this is a challenging issue to treat. Therefore, why not extend the life of the dentition with predictable therapy?

 

Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will learn:

 

  • When a tooth has a hopeless prognosis

  • About treatment options that are available

  • The rationale for the use of periodontal therapy

     

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

 

Breakfast and lunch included



Course #2018-20

Date:

Friday, October 26, 2018

Location:

Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY 

Title:

"Innovation in Modern Esthetics"

Featured Clinician:

Michael Ghalili, D.M.D., M.S.D.

Director, Advanced Program for International Restorative Dentistry, New York University College of Dentistry

Synopsis:

This course will demonstrate the philosophies, techniques and theories necessary to implement esthetic dentistry into dental practices. Porcelain laminate veneers can be used to close extensive diastemas, straighten teeth, correct minor malocclusion, cross bites, class III, tetracycline stains and short tooth syndromes. Veneers can be used to correct other functional concerns, make dramatic changes in tooth size, shape and color and correct esthetic imperfections.

 

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will have an in-depth grasp of the importance of laminates in modern dentistry, suggestions for troubleshooting problems and the opportunities to grow their practices using this practical and esthetic option.

 

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

 

Breakfast and lunch included



Course #2018-21

Date:

Friday, November 2, 2018

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"Implant Overdentures"

Featured Clinician:

Mary Kang, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor, New York University College of Dentistry

Synopsis:

Two-implant overdentures are expected to be the first choice of treatment when treating the edentulous mandible. Usually, these overdenture prostheses are fabricated over individual stud attachments. However, there are various types of attachments available when fabricating implant overdentures and the needs will vary depending on the patient's edentulous state. Hence, it is more important to classify, diagnose and treatment plan properly for implant overdentures on the mandible, and also on the maxilla, in order to minimize future complications with the prosthesis. Maintenance is also a crucial factor with removable prosthetics, especially when implant components are involved. By knowing and understanding what to look for when treating edentulous patients with implant overdentures, removable prosthetics can be a successful and predictable form of treatment.

 

Upon successful completion of this course, the attendee will learn:

 

  • Various types of overdenture attachment systems available

  • How to classify, diagnose and treatment plan for implant overdentures

  • Clinical applications for restoring implant overdentures

  • Management and maintenance protocols for implant overdentures

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

 

Breakfast and lunch included