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. Ralph Attanasi at (718) 727-7733 for further information.


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


2017 Schedule of Meetings

Saturday, January 28, 2017 (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 21, 2017

Subject: "Application of Advances in Orthodontic Anchorage Systems Into General Dental Practice"

Essayist: Ronald Mizrahi, D.D.S.

Associate Professor, Department of Dentistry, Staten Island University Medical Center


This lecture will begin with an introduction to Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs), including a review of the application of orthodontic anchorage and how it applies to orthodontics. The different TAD systems will be introduced, as well as indications for the use of TADs and how the utilization of this new technology allows a new unique approach to difficult restorative situations. Clinical cases will be presented.



*Thursday, April 13, 2017

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



Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Subject: "An Introduction to Sleep and Dental Sleep Medicine"

Essayist: Robert L. Korngut, D.D.S., F.I.C.D.

Chief of Dental Sleep Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital


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



Thursday, June 15, 2017

RCDS Annual Golf Outing

Royce Brook Golf Club, Hillsborough, NJ


Please join Richmond County Dental Society on June 15 for a great day of golf, food and fun at the Royce Brook Golf Club. Staff, family and friends are invited to attend! Not a golfer? Join us for a fun-filled evening including the cocktail reception and awards dinner!

For more information, please view the event flyer and registration form below:

RCDS Golf Outing Flyer RCDS Annual Golf Outing Flyer/Registration Form (PDF)



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Subject: "A Digital Presentation of Three Phases of Pediatric Dentistry"

Essayist: John A. Galli, D.D.S.

Diplomate, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry


This lecture will demonstrate three critical areas of pediatric dentistry. The first is the growth and development of the primary and secondary dentition, which includes Phase I orthodontics to aligner therapy. The second is the restorative compendium of treatment for infants and children and will include full coverage restoration of the anterior and posterior primary dentition. The final area of concern is the pediatric dental emergent, urgent and elective oral surgical procedures. This section includes trauma to hard and soft tissues and elective procedures such as frenectomies, supernumerary teeth and impacted extractions.



Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Subject: "The Dark Side of Implant Dentistry -- Is It Avoidable?"

Essayist: Graig A. Fischgrund, D.M.D.

Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology



The lecture will begin by reviewing current concepts and "rules" in implant dentistry. We will then discuss different reasons why implants can fail or "ail," as well as treatment options for these compromised implants. Photos and cases will be discussed. Lastly, we will review how to treatment plan in a way to help minimize implant complications or failures.


At the conclusion of this lecture, attendees will have learned about potential complications/failures in implant dentistry and about current techniques/procedures to minimize post-implant-integration debacles.



Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Subject: "Child Abuse Recognition"

Essayist: Paul S. Albicocco, D.M.D., M.S.

Member, New York Society of Forensic Dentistry



During this lecture, attendees will be provided with a history of child abuse and spousal abuse. They will also learn what to look for based on cases that have been reported. Photos will show the visual signs in the head and neck region that are seen in dental settings. Participants will also be provided with information as to proper reporting and contact information. Upon successful completion of this lecture, attendees will learn how to recognize and report suspected child abuse, as well as the dentists role in reporting.