Half Day Courses

 

TUITION

 
SDDS Member/Staff                    $50 
SDDS Graduate StudentsFREE
ADA Member/Staff 

$60 

Non-ADA Member/Staff $95 

 

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

 

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SECOND DISTRICT DENTAL SOCIETY IS A RECOGNIZED
SPONSOR BY THE N.Y.S. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, ADA CERP
AND THE AGD.    

 

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

 



Course #2019-04

Date:

Friday, March 22, 2019

Location:

Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY

Title:

"Bones, Moans and Groans: Conditions and Medications Affecting the Maxilla and Mandible"

Featured Clinician:

Hillel D. Ephros, D.M.D., M.D.

Chair, Department of Dentistry, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

 

Synopsis:

The purpose of this program is to review the essentials of bone biology, focusing on bone healing and repair. It will also discuss osseous conditions of interest to oral health clinicians including congenital disturbances and acquired conditions such as medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (MRONJ) and osteoradionecrosis, as well as bone infection and neoplasms affecting the jaws. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to:

 

  • Describe the clinical and radiographic manifestations of osteopetrosis, osteonecrosis, osteoradionecrosis and osteomyelitis

  • Discuss current, evidence-based management protocols for cancer patients facing head and neck radiation and those about to begin anti-resorptive medications

  • Develop an algorithmic approach to patients using anti-resorptive medications for osteoporosis fracture prevention

  • Identify primary bone malignancies and metastatic lesions that target the jaw

 

MCEU - 3 HOURS / TIME: 9 A.M. - 12 P.M.


Breakfast included

 



Course #2019-06

Date:

Friday, April 5, 2019

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"TMD/Orofacial Pain Problems: Recognition and Solutions"

Featured Clinician:

Donald R. Tanenbaum, D.D.S., M.P.H.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University

 

Synopsis:

Facial pain and jaw-related disorders are often confusing and difficult to diagnose and treat. However, with the knowledge that besides teeth, the most common reason for the onset and persistence of facial and jaw pain is muscle dysfunction, the task of making a differential diagnosis becomes that much easier. This seminar, therefore, will provide attendees with a full appreciation of how the face, jaw and neck muscles can produce the myriad of symptoms expressed routinely by patients coming to dental offices seeking relief.

 

Focus will be placed on understanding the stages of muscle dysfunction, why the muscles of the face, jaw and neck get into trouble and how proper sequencing of treatment can lead to predictable results. In addition, the common diagnoses associated with pain and mechanical disruption in the temporomandibular joints will be reviewed using case-specific presentations that begin with data collection and end with treatment selection and outcomes. Lastly, as some pain syndromes in the face, jaw and teeth have a neuropathic basis, this distinct classification will be reviewed. Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will be able to better discern the categories of orofacial pain, the specific classifications of temporomandibular disorders and a system of evaluation and treatment.

 

MCEU - 3 HOURS / TIME: 9 A.M. - 12 P.M.

 

Breakfast included



Course #2019-14

Date:

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"A New Look at Apical Surgery"

Featured Clinician:

Robert S. Goldberger, D.D.S.

Program Director, Postgraduate Endodontics, NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn

 

Synopsis:

Periapical surgery is one of the most misunderstood and underappreciated procedures in dentistry. The techniques have evolved over the past years, as have the materials used, resulting in very high success rates. A discussion of how apical surgery has progressed and the materials used will allow the participants of this course to appreciate how predictable apical surgery has become. A discussion of evidence-based endodontics will support the evidence provided. A brief discussion of what directions apical surgery may take will also be provided.

 

Upon successful completion of this lecture, attendees will learn:

 

  • Evidence-based endodontics

  • Correct techniques and materials in apical surgery

  • Success rates of microsurgery

 

MCEU - 3 HOURS / TIME: 9 A.M. to 12 P.M.

 

Breakfast included


 


Course #2019-18

Date:

Friday, October 11, 2019

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"Applications of Advances in Orthodontic Anchorage Systems into General Practice"

Featured Clinician:

Ronald D. Mizrahi, D.D.S.

Orthodontic Director, Cleft Palate Team, Staten Island University Hospital

Synopsis:

This lecture will introduce participants to Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs). It will review the application of orthodontic anchorage and how it applies to orthodontics. The different TAD systems will be introduced, as well as indications for the use of TADs and how the utilization of this new technology allows a new unique approach to difficult restorative situations. Clinical cases will be presented to enhance attendees' understanding of these concepts. Upon successful completion of this lecture, attendees will understand how to effectively incorporate orthodontic anchorage systems into their practices.

  

MCEU - 3 HOURS / TIME: 9 A.M. to 12 P.M.

 

Breakfast included

 

Course #2019-20

Date:

Friday, October 25, 2019

Location:

Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY

Title:

"Understanding and Dealing with Dental Office Stress"

Featured Clinician:

David Galler, D.M.D.

President, American Academy of Clear Aligners

 

Synopsis:

Every dentist has fears and insecurities that erode their quality of life and can lead to depression or early death. Dental staffs, likewise, share in this phenomenon and often can feel overwhelmed or unappreciated. This lecture will open attendees' eyes to how all dental offices face the same challenges and anxiety and will explore the inner workings of a dental office and its personnel.

Upon successful completion of the lecture, participants will gain insight into why dental offices are high stress and will also learn strategies for successful communication, stress reduction and teamwork.

 

MCEU - 3 HOURS / TIME: 9 A.M. to 12 P.M.

 

Breakfast included


Course #2019-23 

Date:

Friday, November 15, 2019

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"Demystifying Material Selection for All-Ceramic Restorations"

Featured Clinician:

Siamak Najafi-Abrandabadi, D.D.S.

Clinicial Assistant Professor, New York University College of Dentistry 

 

Synopsis:

As dentists, we must not only know the materials we use in our daily practice but also have selection criteria when there are multiple options. Materials for all-ceramic restorations used to be limited but with the advent of zirconia and CAD/CAM dentistry, various materials and techniques are available nowadays, which often makes it confusing for the dentist and often, lab technicians will select the materials.

 

In this seminar, Dr. Najafi will highlight the required fundamental knowledge to move toward making practical selection criteria for all-ceramic restorations by the end of the course. To have an in-depth understanding of the selection criteria, the following will be discussed:

 

  • Practical approach to dental porcelains and their classification

  • Factors affecting ceramic fracture such as framework and core design, fabrication technique, etc.

  • Material selection criteria for implant/tooth-supported all-ceramic crown/FDPs

  • Review of clinical cases

 

Upon successful completion of this courses, attendees will have practical and in-depth understanding of the different porcelain options available for all-ceramic restorations. Attending this seminar will enhance participants' clinical judgement when selecting materials for the aforementioned restorations which can be applied immediately in their daily practice. Consequently, attendees will be able to have an active role in selecting materials and techniques for all-ceramic restorations by a comprehensive evaluation of every individual case.



MCEU - 3 HOURS / TIME: 9 A.M. - 12 P.M.

 

Breakfast included