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 #2017-05

Date:

Friday, April 21, 2017

Location:

Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY

Title:

"Treatment of the Medically Compromised Dental Patient"

Featured Clinician:

Lance J. Adelson, D.M.D., M.S.

Member, American Academy of Periodontology

 

Synopsis:

With an aging population in the United States, dental professionals are seeing more patients with compromised medical conditions. In addition, these patients are using a wide range of medications for their health problems. Many of these disorders, if ignored, could lead to unexpected medical emergencies during or immediately after dental treatment. The best means of preventing such emergencies is to be aware of patients' health issues and understand what precautions may be necessary.

 

Included in the course will be medical risk assessment, the need for medical consultation and antibiotic prophylaxis, the treatment of patients on anticoagulation therapy, bisphosphonates, calcium channel blockers and steroid therapy, and the use of vasoconstrictors in the cardiac patient. We will also review the use of analgesics and substance abuse, patients with artificial prostheses, treatment of diabetic patients and treatment of patients with blood/bleeding disorders. The course will make clinicians aware of the most common medical problems patients with which patients present and will teach their proper management to prevent adverse effects. Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will learn how to feel comfortable treating these patients in their offices for routine care rather than referring them out to a specialist.

 

 

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


Breakfast included

 



Course #2017-07

Date:

Friday, May 5, 2017

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"Effective Integration of Digital Workflow Into Clinical Practice"

Featured Clinician:

Jeffrey R. Shapiro, D.D.S.

Visiting Lecturer, New York University College of Dentistry

 

Synopsis:

The inclusion of digital technology in practice is providing better clinical outcomes, both for the patient and for the practitioner. When applied properly, one can expect higher productivity and greater efficiencies. This course will outline the 2-D and 3-D technologies available to enable the digital workflow, how to integrate them into your practice and how to combine them into producing a virtual digital patient. Special emphasis will be placed on Digital Smile Design, a tool for treatment planning, patient motivation and lab communication. Digitally-enabled workflow is offering dentists the chance to experience their profession in new ways, but is also providing a more sophisticated, predictable approach to treatment planning that puts the patient experience and outcome at the forefront of what we do.

 

Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will learn:

 

  • The various digtal technologies currently available to dentists

  • How to implement technology into their practices

  • How to treatment plan utilizing current technologies

  • How to utilize Digital Smile Design in all aspects of their practices

  • How to understand digital workflow and its advantages in practice today

 

 

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

 

Breakfast included



Course #2017-24

Date:

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Location:

Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY

Title:

*NYS Mandated Course: "Pain Management, Palliative Care and Addiction Education for Prescribers"

Featured Clinician:

Lena Alsabban, B.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, New York University College of Dentistry

 

Synopsis:

This is a three-hour course mandated by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) which will cover the following:

 

  1. State and federal requirements for prescribing controlled substances

  2. Pain management

  3. Appropriate prescribing

  4. Managing acute pain

  5. Palliative medicine

  6. Prevention, screening and signs of addiction

  7. Responses to abuse and addiction

  8. End of life care

 

The course is designed to discuss the opioid epidemic and follow the guidelines of the NYSDOH regarding the topics covered. The target audience is prescribers who have a DEA registration number to prescribe controlled substances (regardless of the location in which the DEA registration was issued), even if they currently do not practice in New York or do not prescribe controlled substances. It also includes retired prescribers who do not treat patients but have an active New York State license.

 

Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will not only have a better understanding of the state and federal requirements for prescribing controlled substances but also of pain management, how to manage acute pain and prescribe the appropriate pain medications, palliative medicine, prevention and signs of addiction, how to respond to abuse and addiction, and end of life care.

 

*FREE for SDDS members in good standing. Registration is required.* 

  

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

 

Beverage service only


 


Course #2017-25

Date:

Friday, May 19, 2017

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

*NYS Mandated Course: "Pain Management, Palliative Care and Addiction Education for Prescribers"

Featured Clinician:

Lena Alsabban, B.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, New York University College of Dentistry

 

Synopsis:

This is a three-hour course mandated by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) which will cover the following:

 

  1. State and federal requirements for prescribing controlled substances

  2. Pain management

  3. Appropriate prescribing

  4. Managing acute pain

  5. Palliative medicine

  6. Prevention, screening and signs of addiction

  7. Responses to abuse and addiction

  8. End of life care

 

The course is designed to discuss the opioid epidemic and follow the guidelines of the NYSDOH regarding the topics covered. The target audience is prescribers who have a DEA registration number to prescribe controlled substances (regardless of the location in which the DEA registration was issued), even if they currently do not practice in New York or do not prescribe controlled substances. It also includes retired prescribers who do not treat patients but have an active New York State license.

 

Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will not only have a better understanding of the state and federal requirements for prescribing controlled substances but also of pain management, how to manage acute pain and prescribe the appropriate pain medications, palliative medicine, prevention and signs of addiction, how to respond to abuse and addiction, and end of life care.

 

*FREE for SDDS members in good standing. Registration is required.* 

  

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

 

Beverage service only

 

Course #2017-10

Date:

Friday, June 9, 2017

Location:

Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY

Title:

"Treatment of the Worn Dentition"

Featured Clinician:

Leora R. Walter, D.D.S.

Clinical Director, Prosthodontics, Woodhull Medical Center

 

Synopsis:

Patients often present needing "just one tooth fixed," but when you look in their mouths, a collapsed vertical dimension leaves no space for a restoration. One tooth becomes a whole mouth and instantly, the entire case escalates. How do we recognize the signs of a worn dentition? What if there is a deficiency of bone and the teeth can't be utilized in the final restoration?

 

This course will review how to treatment plan and execute a full mouth rehabilitation, taking into account biomechanics, occlusion and materials. Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will:

 

  • Understand the classes of a worn dentition

  • Learn how to treatment plan and treatment sequence appropriately

  • Appreciate the materials that can be utilized

  • Discover innovative treatment modalities (i.e. zygomatic implants)

 

 

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

 

Breakfast included


Course #2017-14 

Date:

**DATE CHANGE** Friday, July 21, 2017

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"Steps To Take For A Successful Transition"

Featured Speaker:

Chad M. Widensky

Regional Business Development Officer, Bank of America Practice Solutions

 

Synopsis:

*This course is free for all SDDS members, however, pre-registration is required.* 

Being well-prepared is key to a successful practice transition. This course will examine the key elements factoring into the sale of a practice, how to define the strategy that helps you meet your professional goals and who can best help you prepare and navigate the process. This lecture will illustrate how buyers and sellers can take essential steps when buying or selling a practice to have a smooth and successful transition.

 

Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will acquire a deeper knowledge of the following course objectives:

 

  • Assess how to make critical and calculated decisions about the future of their dental offices

  • Understand today's lending market for practice transitions

  • Discover a variety of transition options and exit strategies

  • Determine which transition plan might be best for your situation

  • Identify the potential roadblocks for sellers and buyers

  • Understand the structure and implementation process for a successful sale/transition



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

 

*This course will not provide continuing education credits toward New York State dental relicensure, but will provide AGD credits.


**Due to unforeseen scheduling issues, this course has been moved from its original date of July 28, 2017.**

 

Breakfast included



Course #2017-15

Date:

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"Pitfalls and Benefits of Treating Sleep Apnea"

Featured Clinician:

Jacques Doueck, D.D.S.

Diplomate, Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders

 

Synopsis:

Most general dentists will find that the clinical treatment of snoring and sleep apnea is well within their comfort zone. Taking impressions, bite records and doing clinical exams are not the big hurdles. The biggest challenges include dealing with the insurance companies, getting medical doctors to comfortably work with dentists in treating serious medical conditions and dealing with the occlusal changes that can be a side effect of oral appliance therapy. Good systems are critical to success in dental sleep medicine.

 

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

 

  • Understand the daily routines of dental sleep medicine practice

  • Identify the keys to an effective patient examination for oral appliance therapy

  • Recognize key concepts related to the insertion of the selected oral appliance

  • Understand side effects and their management

  • Understand medical doctors' concerns and needs and how to develop physician referrals

  • Understand medical insurance billing for oral appliances by a dentist and how to get paid

 

 

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

 

Breakfast included

 



Course #2017-19

Date:

Friday, October 27, 2017

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"Restoring the Failing Dentition"

Featured Clinician:

Frank J. Valdinoto, D.D.S.

Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Postgraduate Prosthodontics, Columbia University College of Medicine

 

Synopsis:

This course will include the following:

 

  • Detailed analysis of radiographs, photographs and study casts

  • Discussion of CBCT and implant position

  • Advanced temporization during the extraction phase of implant dentistry

  • Incorporating implants and traditional restorative dentistry in the same arch

  • Designing the final prosthesis for long-term stability and predictability

 

Upon successful completion of this course, attendees should be able to predictably treatment plan, temporize and deliver a final prosthesis for most everyday clinical situations. The key to successful prosthetics is treatment planning. Review of implant prosthetics and traditional perio-prosthetics will be discussed.

 

 

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

 

Breakfast included