Member Meetings

 

The popularity of Second District's General Membership Meetings is unquestioned. This is your opportunity to share ideas, participate in Society business, hear the local news, exchange opinions and meet your SDDS colleagues, staff, Board members, ADA delegates and trustee. Held on four occasions annually, each session features a respected speaker who presents a timely lecture for your professional development and entitles Second District members to one (1) hour of continuing education credit where applicable.

 

Three of the General Membership Meetings are held at Dyker Beach Golf Course in Brooklyn, NY. The April General Membership Meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Staten Island, NY. All evenings conclude with a marvelous buffet dinner. By all means, take advantage of this extraordinary benefit of your membership in the Second District Dental Society. It is at no cost to you. The invitation is yours!

 

*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.


Hospital Resident Night

The March Stated Meeting is designated as Hospital Residents Night, when we extend a special welcome to the hospital residents and dental students in the Second District area.

 

Date:

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"Reversal Agents: Quick Enough to Count?"

Featured Clinician:

John T. Hansford, Jr., D.M.D.

Former Chief of Dental Anesthesiology, Interfaith Medical Center

 

Synopsis:

Every dentist dreads the dropping pitch of a pulse oximeter signaling oxygen desaturation. In those vital moments when appropriate intervention can reverse a lethal downward trend, accurate diagnosis and decision making are paramount. This lecture will focus on the sedatives we routinely use to help our patients tolerate dentistry and the management of hypoventilation that is part of their pharmacological profile.

 

Upon successful completion of this lecture, attendees will learn:

 

  • The pharmacology of benzodiazepines, opioids and their reversal agents

  • The compounding factors that may lead to inadequate ventilation during a routine dental sedation

  • The management of an inadequately ventilated patient

 

MCEU - 1 HOUR / TIME: 6:30 P.M.

 



Branch Society Night

The April Stated Meeting is designated as Branch Society Night, when we welcome the officers and members of the Richmond County Dental Society, the official branch of the Second District Dental Society.

 

Date:

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Location:

Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY

Title:

"Oral Contact Hypersensitivity"

Featured Clinician:

Gadi Avshalomov, M.D.

Diplomate, American Board of Allergy and Immunology

 

Synopsis:

This lecture will:

 

  • Highlight common allergens in the dental setting

  • Alert clinicians to the conditions which these common allergens may cause

  • Integrate concepts of hypersensitivity and oral pathology

  • Provide a case review of clinical conditions

  • Offer diagnostic and treatment pathways

  • Provide discussion for future directives

 

Upon successful completion of this lecture, attendees will have an increased awareness of contact allergens and their effects on patients and clinicians.

 

MCEU - 1 HOUR / TIME: 6:30 P.M.

 



Neighborhood Groups Night

The October Stated Meeting is designated as Neighborhood Groups Night, where we welcome the leadership of the local study groups active in the Second District area.

 

Date:

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"Oral Cancer: Early Detection and Prevention"

Featured Clinician:

Sonal S. Shah, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine, New York University College of Dentistry

 

Synopsis:

This course will focus on early detection and prevention of oral cancer. Statistics and demographics of oral and oropharyngeal cancers will be presented and the clinical presentations and spectrum of oral potentially malignant disorders from leukoplakia to erythroplakia will be described. A six-step algorithm for detecting and diagnosing potentially malignant oral lesions will be presented in detail. Risk factors for oral and oropharyngeal cancers, including smoking, alcohol consumption, diet and oncogenic HPV, will be discussed and participants will receive a brief overview of comprehensive extra-oral and intra-oral examination techniques.

 

Criteria for categorizing the degree of suspicion for oral lesions will be presented and special premalignant oral conditions such as oral lichen planus, oral submucous fibrosis and proliferative verrucous leukoplakia (PVL) will be detailed. Diagnostic adjunctive techniques such as autofluorescence, toluidine blue vital staining and cytopathology will be discussed, along with their advantages and disadvantages. General biopsy principles and techniques for the general dentist will be described. A brief overview of the histopathology and microscopic presentation for the diagnosis and grading of oral cancers and precancers will be given. Management options for oral precancers and cancers will be described and, finally, there will be a review of several case studies to help attendees integrate all material presented. Upon successful completion of this lecture, attendees will learn how to identify precancerous and cancerous lesions at early stages and their appropriate management. Attendees will also gain a deeper understanding of the risk factors for oral cancer, which can lead to prevention efforts.

 

MCEU - 1 HOUR / TIME: 6:30 P.M.

 



State Officers, New Members, Senior Dentists & Past Presidents Night

The November Stated Meeting is designated as State Officers, New Members, Senior Dentists & Past Presidents Night, where we welcome the new members, senior dentists and past presidents of Second District. We will also welcome the president-elect of the New York State Dental Association.

 

Date:

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY  

Title:

"Incorporating Evidence-Based Periodontics into Practice"

Featured Clinician:

James B. Fine, D.M.D.

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Columbia University Medical Center

 

Synopsis:

The goal is to provide an update on current research in periodontics and how it can be applied in practice. There has been a significant amount of research into developing risk assessment for periodontal disease in the general population. This risk assessment can be used to guide a decision-making process of what nonsurgical and surgical therapies should be treatment planned for the individual patient. Research is also better defining the expected outcomes from newer approaches to non-surgical and surgical therapy including use of lasers and other powered devices. This is allowing practitioners to move away from hand instrumentation and provide minimally invasive surgical procedures with a more predictable outcome.

 

Upon successful completion of this lecture, participants should be able to understand risk assessment for periodontal disease, know how to utilize currently available commercial tests for risk assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning and outline the non-surgical therapies that have evidence-based support. Attendees should also be able to outline the surgical therapies that have evidence-based support and develop their own treatment paradigm for periodontal care for their patients.

 

MCEU - 1 HOUR / TIME: 6:30 P.M.