Member Meetings

 

*Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all posted meeting information is subject to change.

 

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 12, 2020 CANCELLED

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"Demystifying Intraoral Photography: What You Need to Know"

Featured Clinician:

William W. Bongiorno, D.D.S., F.I.C.D.

Clinical Instructor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, New York University College of Dentistry

 

Synopsis:

Depending on the objectives of the photography, specific criteria will be discussed including lenses, use of these lenses, cameras, sensor size, principles of depth of field and changes that have to be made depending on use. This lecture is useful for those that are publishing, documenting or marketing.

 

There are many different kinds of cameras that are used in intraoral photography. Some expensive options are not necessary and less expensive cameras can be used. Others, depending on use, may be more. In addition, the accessories needed to produce great intra-oral photographs will be described, including retractors, mirrors and contrast accessories. Upon successful completion of this presentation, attendees will learn how to choose an intraoral camera and will understand the principles of digital intraoral photography.

 

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 23, 2020 CANCELLED

Location:

Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY

Title:

"Orthognathic Surgery for Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea"

Featured Clinician:

Majid Jamali, D.M.D., O.M.F.S.

Diplomate, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

 

Synopsis:

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder that has gained much attention in recent years. It is characterized by repetitive partial or complete upper airway collapse during sleep. The airway is supported by the skeleton in the face and neck region. The misalignment of these bones can collapse the airway and cause disruptions in sleep, eventually leading to sleep apnea.

 

Maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) has become the surgical procedure of choice for treatment of this syndrome. In this presentation, Dr. Jamali will focus on the practical guidelines for evaluating and managing the OSA patients by MMA. Upon successful completion of this lecture, participants will:

 

  • Understand the indications and role of orthognathic surgery in sleep apnea

  • Learn the classification and differential diagnosis of sleep apnea

  • Learn about physical findings of a patient with OSA

 

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

 



State Officers and Neighborhood Groups Night

The October Stated Meeting is designated as State Officers and Neighborhood Groups Night, where we welcome the leadership of the local study groups active in the Second District area. We will also welcome the president-elect of the New York State Dental Association, who will have a few words to say.

 

Date:

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"Digital Dentistry 2.0"

Featured Clinician:

Paul Zhivago, D.D.S., F.A.C.P.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, New York University College of Dentistry

 

Synopsis:

This lecture will cover the basic functions, workflows and materials in digital dentistry. It will give an inside perspective on how intraoral scanning, 3D printing and milling can be used in our daily dental practice to enhance our accuracy and efficiency. There will be clinical examples by the lecturer of how to incorporate these technologies regarding single unit restoration, single unit implants, full arch reconstructions on implants and teeth, and also new ways to use 3D technology to come up with complex treatments that combine surgical procedures and principles with restorative prosthodontic workflows.

 

The lecture should provide a complete overview of how contemporary digital technology works and how we can use it and improve our clinical routines. Upon successful completion of the lecture, attendees will have learned the various applications in digital fixed, removable and implant dentistry.

 

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

 



New Members, Senior Dentists & Past Presidents Night

The November Stated Meeting is designated as New Members, Senior Dentists & Past Presidents Night, where we welcome the new members, senior dentists and past presidents of Second District.

 

Date:

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY  

Title:

"Modern Dental Ceramics -- What's the Latest

Featured Clinician:

Aaron M. Soeprono, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Cariology and Comprehensive Care, New York University College of Dentistry

Synopsis:

This presentation will provide attendees with an outline of dental ceramics and what modern technology has allowed us to achieve. Attributes of ceramics and handling will be covered, as well as suggested uses. Upon successful completion of this lecture, attendees will learn the new formulations of dental ceramics and their indications.

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