Member Meetings

The popularity of Second District's General Membership Meetings is unquestioned. This is your opportunity to share ideas, participate in Society buisness, 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 9, 2017

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"Digital Implant Dentistry: Reality or Not Useful?"

Featured Clinician:

John S. Cavallaro, Jr., D.D.S.

Clinical Professor, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

 

Synopsis:

Many dental procedures can be performed in an analog or a digital format. Dental offices have the option to procure an intraoral scanner which acquires data. Additionally, many laboratories have desktop hardware and software which are used to manipulate that data to fabricate varying restorations. This presentation focuses on the use of an intraoral scanner which provides "open" STL files that can be sent to several facilities to create both screw-retained and cement-retained implant restorations. Additionally, some application to surgical implant interventions will be discussed.

 

Upon successful completion of this lecture, attendees will learn:

 

  • Which implant procedures can be performed with an intraoral scanner

  • Whether it is efficient to perform implant dentistry in this manner

  • If it is cost-effective to treat patients in this way

 

 

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 13, 2017

Location:

Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY

Title:

"Overview of Forensic Odontology"

Featured Clinician:

Ira R. Titunik, D.D.S., D.A.B.F.O.

Lecturer and Fellow, Henry C. Lee institute of Forensic Science

 

Synopsis:

This lecture will be a review and discussion of the primary areas of forensic odontology. The specifics of human identification including oral condition, tooth structures, rugae and sinus comparisons will be noted. There will also be discussion of the response to law enforcement agencies if and when practitioners are asked to either open a patient's file or for assistance - which can even include an opinion - in an ongoing investigation. Age estimation as well as pattern injury and recognition will be addressed.

 

Upon successful completion of this presentation, attendees will be more familiar with the primary areas in forensic odontology: human identification, age estimation and pattern injury recognition, bite marks and responses to law enforcement agencies for either professional assistance or specific dental records.

 

 

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:

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"An Update on Osteonecrosis of the Jaw"

Featured Clinician:

John T. Grbic, D.M.D., M.S., M.M.Sc.

Professor of Dental Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

 

Synopsis:

This lecture will review the medical rationale for using bisphosphonates and other anti-resorptive therapies in the treatment of patients with osteoporosis and bone metastases. The diagnosis, pathogenesis and epidemiology of osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) in dental patients will be discussed. The dental management of patients at risk for ONJ will also be presented.

 

Upon successful completion of this lecture, attendees will be able to:

 

  • Understand the importance of anti-resorptive therapies (bisphosphonates and denosumab) in the management of patients with osteoporosis and bone metastases.

  • Understand the criteria used for the diagnosis and epidemiology of ONJ

  • Understand the risk factors and some of the potential pathogenic mechanisms involved in the development of ONJ

  • Understand the dental management of osteoporotic and cancer patients taking anti-resorptive therapies

 

 

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 9, 2017

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY  

Title:

"The Psychosocial Effects of Orthodontic Treatment"

Featured Clinician:

Kenneth B. Cooperman, D.M.D.

Faculty, Jacobi Medical Center

 

Synopsis:

In New York State, there has been a significant curtailing of the accessibility to orthodontic care for children with Medicaid. This lack of access has ramifications. In this lecture, Dr. Cooperman will investigate what these ramifications may be - do children who receive orthodontic care and gain the self-esteem associated with a pleasing smile grow up to be more confident adults? Do they get better jobs? Do they achieve greater success than those with untreated dentition? These are the questions this lecture will address.

 

Upon successful completion of this lecture, practitioners will have a greater understanding of the long-term psychosocial benefits of orthodontic treatment. They will also learn what effect orthodontic treatment has on the well-being of patients in the decades following their treatment.

 

 

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