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

 



Course #2018-05

Date:

Friday, March 23, 2018

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"Recession: Prevention/Treatment for Teeth and Implants" AND "Immediate Implant Function - What the Restorative Dentist Needs to Know"

Featured Clinician:

Stephen S. Weisglass, D.M.D.

Attending, Montefiore Hospital

 

Synopsis:

Recession: Prevention/Treatment for Teeth and Implants

In this presentation, indications and techniques for soft tissue grafting will be discussed. Prevention and repair techniques will be reviewed and graft material selection will be addressed. There will also be a discussion of implant and root coverage techniques and expectations. At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees will have learned the indications and techniques for soft tissue grafting.

 

Immediate Implant Function - What the Restorative Dentist Needs to Know

Immediate implant function offers quicker and shorter treatment time, fewer patient office visits and immediate relief for uncomfortable flippers and others prostheses. It also provides a more practical way to address the patient's great concern - "How long will it take before I have something that looks and functions like a new tooth?" Clinical cases will be shown depicting immediate temporization of implants placed into edentulous ridges as well as immediately into sockets at the time of extraction. Case selection, technique and components will be reviewed. At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees will have learned indications and techniques to achieve immediate placement/load/function ranging from one missing tooth to edentulous arch.

 

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


Breakfast included

 



Course #2018-06

Date:

Friday, April 13, 2018

Location:

Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY

Title:

"Dental Sleep Medicine or Airway Management"

Featured Clinician:

Steven B. Lamberg, D.D.S., D.A.B.D.S.M.

Former Associate Clinical Professor, Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine

 

Synopsis:

Dental sleep medicine is one of the fastest growing fields in dentistry. Sleep apnea is beginning to be recognized as an airway problem expressing itself during sleep. Literature supports that stroke, heart attack, hypertension, cardiomyopathies, high blood pressure, GERD, excessive daytime sleepiness, diabetes, dementia, ADHD and autism are all causally linked to obstructive sleep apnea.

The average dental practice sees over 400 patients with a high risk of suffering from life-threatening sleep apnea and dentists are often the first line of defense in screening and treating these patients. New developments in dental sleep medicine include precision care and early intervention. The former describes the future of airway management based on the unique cause of the problem for an individual patient, while the latter recognizes that the earlier an airway problem is detected, the easier it will be to resolve.

 

By providing relevant education, clinical experience and administrative templates, the goal of this course is to prepare dentists to work with our medical colleagues to treat, and in some cases, prevent obstructive sleep apnea and manage its impact on our healthcare system and society. Airway management has become an important part of general dentistry as oral appliance therapy enjoys great success. Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will:

 

  • Learn how these patients developed their airway difficulties (anatomical, functional and behavioral) when they were very young

  • Learn how to recognize and screen for airway problems before they have a chance to impact growth and development

  • Learn who should have sleep tests and how to administer or refer

  • Learn how to choose an appropriate initial treatment position and how and when to adjust the appliance

  • Learn how to create a team of orthodontists, oral surgeons, ENTs, pulmonologists, nutritionists and myofunctional therapists

  • Learn what treatment modalities each medical specialty brings to the table and how to coordinate these treatments

  • Learn the relationships between sleep apnea and all of the medical systems in the body

  • Learn how to evaluate the metrics that are significant to monitor in both PSGs and home sleep apnea testing

  • Learn how to follow up with their patients for the rest of their lives

  • Learn about all of the dental appliances and what makes them unique

  • Learn how to submit medical insurance and how to approach Medicare

  • Learn all the medico-legal issues surrounding oral appliance therapy

  • Learn how to market this part of their general dental practice

 

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

 

Breakfast included



Course #2018-10

Date:

Friday, May 18, 2018

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"Dental Oncology: Saving Lives via Oral Health, Literally"

Featured Clinician:

Ryan S. Lee, D.D.S., M.P.H., M.H.A.

Chief Medical Officer, New York Center for Dental Oncology

 

Synopsis:

This presentation will provide attendees with a brief primer on cancer and the mouth, as well as an introduction to the field of dental oncology. It will include a discussion of the dental management of patients undergoing chemotherapy, radiation treatment, surgical resection and pediatric patients with cancer experience. It will also include dental dosimetric contouring (implants are possible after radiation treatment) and the future of cancer patients and dental oncology.

 

Various clinical cases pertaining to the aforementioned topics will be reviewed. Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will:

 

  1. Learn the basics of the field of dental oncology

  2. Obtain specific guidelines for the preventive and treatment guidelines for the dental management of cancer patients and survivors

  3. Review clinical cases involving implant and restorative treatment for oncologic patients

  4. Grasp cutting-edge treatment modalities for cancer survivors and medically-complex individuals

  

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

 

Breakfast included


 


Course #2018-15

Date:

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"Implant Complications"

Featured Clinician:

Farhad F. Vahidi, D.M.D., M.S.D., F.A.C.P.

Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, New York University College of Dentistry

Synopsis:

The success of implant restorations is related to both biological and mechanical elements. Early and late implant complications are well documented. This course will outline both biological and mechanical complications relative to success of implant dentistry. The early factors and late elements will be discussed in detail, and some of the solutions to prevent these complications will be reviewed for the participating practitioners.

 

Pre-surgical planning to reduce complications relating to function and esthetic improvements of implant restorations will be emphasized. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will understand implant complications, both mechanical and biological, in implant dentistry.

  

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

 

Breakfast included

 

Course #2018-18

Date:

Friday, October 12, 2018

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"Maxillofacial Reconstruction: Principles of Surgical Treatment of Pediatric and Adult Patients"

Featured Clinician:

Sydney C. Butts, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Chief, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospital of Brooklyn/SUNY Downstate Medical Center and NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County

 

Synopsis:

Reconstruction and treatment of disease entities that affect the craniomaxillofacial skeleton requires a multi-disciplinary approach. Some of the most challenging pathologies that require intervention are congenital anomalies. This course will review the presentation of the most common head and neck craniofacial anomaly - cleft lip and palate. Several cases will be discussed to highlight the important points in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cleft lip or palate. The lecture will review current advances in diagnosis with prenatal sonography and how that has changed parental counseling. In addition to reviewing timing of surgical interventions, the role of pre-surgical molding (taping, naso-alveolar molding) will be discussed. There is a greater focus on long-term outcomes and how orofacial clefting impacts patients' quality of life (QOL) and their overall well-being. The instruments to measure QOL will be discussed. Finally, many adults have persistent sequelae of their cleft from facial scarring, speech/articulation distortions, malocclusion and nasal obstruction. Several adult cases will be reviewed to show how additional treatments may benefit them.

 

Maxillofacial trauma results in significant morbidity and healthcare costs annually. Sports, motor vehicle accidents, interpersonal violence (including domestic violence) and falls among the elderly are the leading causes in the United States. Prompt, timely treatment is possible in trauma centers throughout the United States, but debates persist around the management of trauma in certain areas of the craniofacial skeleton. Numerous longitudinal studies are now available to better understand and compare the outcomes of different treatments. After an overview of treatment guidelines for the lower, midface and upper third of the facial skeleton, a review of treatment controversies will highlight debates that still exist, including management of condylar fractures and mandibular angle fractures. In addition, the peri-operative management decision-making around the use of antibiotics, opioid analgesics and peri-operative imaging will be discussed.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  1. Review the presentation of cleft lip and palate, the surgical reconstruction during infancy and secondary problems seen in adults

  2. Review current guidelines of treatment of craniomaxillofacial trauma in adults, focusing on outcomes measures, use of implant materials, surgical approaches and peri-operative management

  3. Present challenges and management approaches to the treatment of facial trauma in children

 

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

 

Breakfast included


Course #2018-22 

Date:

Friday, November 9, 2018

Location:

Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY

Title:

"Actions and Algorithms for Medical Emergencies: How to Save a Life, Including Your Own"

Featured Clinician:

Daniel G. Pompa, D.D.S.

Seminar Series Speaker/ Consultant, American Dental Association

 

Synopsis:

A crisis situation can - and likely will - occur at some time in your practice. Many potential medical emergencies can be prevented. Gain a comprehensive command of the essential knowledge and skills needed to handle a life-threatening medical crisis. There are more medically compromised patients coming to our offices than ever before. Acquire "up to the minute" actions for dealing with a medical emergency while challenging preconceived or outdated ideas. Dr. Pompa will discuss the prevention, preparation, recognition and management of medical emergencies. A step-by-step medical approach using basic physical diagnostic methods will be reviewed, giving attendees a clear understanding of these medical findings.

 

We will explore the "conversational history" and how it will uncover medical issues not revealed by the standard health history form. Additionally, participants will learn simple, non-invasive critical tests that can reduce overall risks. We will clearly delineate indications for emergency drug use and proper dosages, as well as demonstrate how to assemble and maintain an ideal emergency drug kit. The newest techniques for drug administration will be shown for participants to hone their skills utilizing simulation models and real drugs. Live demonstrations may be incorporated to enhance the learning experience.

 

Attendees will receive and review color-coded instructional cards depicting the most common life-threatening situations with algorithms providing an easy-to-follow action plan for both dentists and team members. We will also review the legal and moral obligations that are presented during a medical crisis.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Discover three simple chairside, non-invasive tests to help avoid an emergency

  • Recognize the most frequent life-threatening emergencies and know when and why they occur

  • Review a systematic approach to treat the most common life-threatening scenarios

  • Learn how to develop a plan for the office team when dealing with a crisis event

  • Determine when to administer the "Top 10" emergency drugs

  • Understand legal and moral obligations presented by medical emergencies



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

 

Breakfast included