Richmond County Dental Society - Schedule of Events

The Richmond County Dental Society, the Branch Society of Second District, meets several times annually, offering presentations that are current and pertinent to its members. The January meeting is devoted to the Installation of Officers at the Annual Dinner Dance. The April meeting is held in conjunction with the regular Second District Dental Society Scientific Meeting.


A Board of Trustees meeting is held at 6 P.M. and members are invited to a no host pre-meeting cocktail hour in honor of the guest speaker at Bocelli Restaurant, located at 1250 Hylan Boulevard #10A, Staten Island, NY 10305 beginning at 6 P.M. The general membership meeting starts at 7 P.M., followed by dinner at 7:15 PM. The scientific session begins at 8:00 PM. Please contact Dr. Michael Costa at (718) 442-3982 for further information.


Each lecture qualifies for one (1) mandatory continuing education unit unless otherwise stated.


2018 Schedule of Meetings

Saturday, January 27, 2018 (7 P.M. to Midnight)

RCDS Annual Installation of Officers and Dinner Dance

Richmond County Country Club

135 Flagg Place, Staten Island, NY 10304



Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Subject: "Predictable Dentures"
Essayist: Vincent Verderosa, C.D.T., M.D.T.
University Support Specialist, Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine


In this presentation, there will be a discussion of techniques for predictable dentures. Attendees will be shown tools that can help communication between the dentist and the dental lab technician. There will also be a discussion on everything from custom tray design to denture occlusion, as well as a discussion of digital dentures.


*Thursday, April 12, 2018

*This meeting is a combined regular April membership meeting for SDDS and RCDS members. Click here for additional program information.



Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Subject: "Critical Considerations for Posterior Immediate Implants"

Essayist: Dale Rosenbach, D.M.D., M.S.
Faculty, Woodhull Medical Center


Today, people are increasingly aware of the importance of a good night's sleep in terms of quality of life and physical and emotional well-being. Medical professionals are now recognizing the consequences of untreated sleep apnea and snoring in relation to their patients' health. Many of these patients are being referred to dentists to provide appliance therapy and because people don't want or can't tolerate other treatment modalities, i.e. CPAP or surgery.


For dentists who choose to provide care to these patients, it is important to have a broad knowledge base in terms of understanding the pathophysiology of sleep disordered breathing, an appropriate treatment protocol and familiarity with various oral appliances on the market. It is also necessary to know how to get preauthorization and payment from medical insurers. Upon successful completion of this lecture, participants should:


  • Have an understanding of the consequences of untreated sleep-disordered breathing (SDB)

  • Be familiar with treatment modalities for SDB

  • Be able to develop a practical protocol for treating patients with SDB

  • Have an appreciation of various oral appliances and how to select which appliance to use

  • Understand how to communicate with sleep doctors and sleep labs


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Subject: "Clinical Encounters in Pediatric Dentistry"
Essayist: Steven S. Schwartz, D.D.S.
Former Director, Pediatric Residency Program, Staten Island University Hospital


The pediatric dental patient presents to the dentist a variety of clinical encounters not seen in adults. Recognition and management of these conditions may require that the dentist provide the patient with actual treatment or just reassurance. This lecture will discuss a variety of dento/orofacial conditions commonly found in pediatric patients from infancy to adolescence and their management.


Upon completion of this leture, the dental professional will learn identification and management of:


  • Soft tissue pathology

  • Hard tissue pathology

  • Dental developmental problems

  • Teething

  • Nursing caries

  • Oral habits

  • Eruption problems

  • Space maintenance

  • Oral piercings


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Subject: "Integration of CBCT and 3-D Printing to Fabricate Your Own Surgical Guides"
Essayist: Adam Koppelman, D.M.D.
Instructor, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine



This lecture will provide attendees with a review of:


  • Current applications of CEREC and other 3-D scanners and printers

  • Current applications of CBCT machines

  • How these technologies "speak" to one another

  • The benefits of different types of surgical guides (pros and cons of guides)

  • How to fabricate a guide

  • How to integrate guides into everyday surgery


At the conclusion of the lecture, participants will understand how the marriage of two fields of science integrate together.