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!

 


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 22, 2018

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"The Scientific Basis for Bitemark Analysis"

Featured Clinician:

John P. Demas, D.D.S.

Forensic Dental Consultant, NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner

 

Synopsis:

The presentation will define what a bitemark is, how bitemark analysis has been traditionally performed and will highlight significant bitemark cases which have had ramifications within the criminal justice system. It will also discuss legal concerns, such as presumption of innocence and the appeals process afforded to an individual convicted of a crime. Finally, it will review the published literature regarding bitemarks and skin, which dates back to 1971 and we will review a good number of other significant cases.


Upon completion of this presentation the attendee will be able to evaluate the scientific foundation upon which bitemark analysis (the analysis of the marks left by teeth in skin or inanimate objects), as endorsed by the American Board of Forensic Odontology and taught to and practiced by Forensic Odontologists, rests.

 

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 12, 2018

Location:

Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY

Title:

"In Too Deep: Managing the Compromised Airway"

Featured Clinician:

John T. Hansford, D.M.D.

Chief of Dental Anesthesiology, Interfaith Medical Center

 

Synopsis:

This lecture will:

 

  • Describe the ADA definitions of moderate and deep sedation

  • Discuss the rationale for developing resuscitation skills to manage emergencies related to a level of sedation deeper than intended

  • Detail specific airway issues and their management

 

Upon successful completion of the lecture, attendees will be able to identify when a patient has moved beyond moderate sedation.

 

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

 



Neighborhood Groups Night

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

 

Date:

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"Decreasing Peri-Implantitis with Novel Restorative Techniques and Materials"

Featured Clinician:

Robert A. Horowitz, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor, New York University College of Dentistry

 

Synopsis:

There has been an increased awareness of the interaction of the restorative interface with subgingival bacteria and the associated host response. This has been seen in periodontal disease around ill-fitting crowns and fillings and with excess cement and other issues related to dental implants. The literature has multiple references to the development of bone loss around osseointegrated implants related to subgingival cement. Decreasing or eliminating that zone of inflammation should help patients maintain their prostheses, no matter what supports them. Both outcomes should improve periodontal issues adjacent to restored sites. When patients have a higher risk for periodontal disease, they are at a higher risk for losing bone around dental implants. Placing implants with both platform shifting and a machined collar gives a greater separation between the zone of inflammation and the alveolar crest. This should decrease the chance of peri-implant bone loss for these high-risk patients.

 

Current restorative issues include high cost, marginal inaccuracies and wear and/or fracture of the ceramic portion of the "tooth." The use of fully sintered zirconia can overcome those issues. Using either a scan or impression, a highly accurate milled restoration can be designed in all dimensions and fabricated. Utilizing CAD/CAM milled zirconia restorations enables more precise marginal fit and accurate design of emergence profiles. This technology also returns control to the dentist over the dimensions, not just the shading, of the final restoration. Especially critical for oral hygiene and aesthetic support of the papillae is the emergence profile. Available software enables the dentist and technician to view the final restoration from all directions prior to fabrication. The additional benefit of zirconia restorations is that there is less plaque buildup on them and that there may be histologic attachment of epithelial cells to non-glazed zirconia. Cases will be shown with serial clinical and radiographic images showing maintenance of gingival health and alveolar bone levels after insertion of CAD/CAM fabricated zirconia restorations.

 

At the conclusion of this lecture, attendees will have a better understanding of factors that can increase a patient's risk for hard and soft tissue deterioration around dental implants. Strategies to optimize the long-term prognosis for implant-supported restorations will be discussed. These include choice of restorative technique and materials, dental implant design and bone regeneration at the time of tooth extraction.

 

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 8, 2018

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY  

Title:

"Risk Management and Litigation in Dentistry"

Featured Clinician:

Elaine C. Gibson, Esq., B.D.S., L.L.B., L.L.M. (Med Law)

Director of Risk Management, Claims and Litigation, NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

 

Synopsis:

This lecture will provide attendees with a risk management overview, including a brief history and examples. It will commence with an explanation of risk management in general as it pertains to the provision of healthcare and then, more specifically, in relation to dentistry. Thereafter, the link to the specter and reality of litigation will be illustrated, including a brief explanation of the discovery process and the role and requirements for the defendant dentist during this process. This will be followed by some real examples of dental malpractice cases that were defended through trial. Attendees will learn about communication in healthcare, patient metamorphosis to plaintiff, anatomy of a lawsuit and dental malpractice. The audience will be invited to opine as to the outcomes, verdicts and/or settlements. A question and answer session will follow as required.

 

At the conclusion of this lecture, participants will gain a comprehensive insight into the world of medical malpractice litigation whilst simultaneously acquiring tools with which to manage risk and minimize exposure. Real cases will be discussed and participants will leave with a greater knowledge and understanding of how patients can be motivated to turn into plaintiffs. In that regard, participants will learn how to utilize clinical and interpersonal skills to minimize the risk, enhance patient care and deal with the "trials" of litigation.

 

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