Half Day Courses

 

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

 

TUITION

 
SDDS Member/Staff               
$50 
SDDS Graduate Students
FREE
ADA Member/Staff
$60
Non-ADA Member/Staff
$95 

 

Accepted methods of payment are checks, money orders and credit cards (Mastercard, Visa and American Express only). See course details for information on how to register. Checks and money orders may be mailed to Second District at the address below. For credit card payments, complete a course registration form and fax to Second District at the fax number below.

Second District Dental Society

111 Fort Greene Place

Brooklyn, NY 11217

PHONE: (718) 522-3939

FAX: (718) 797-4335

 

ADA CERP logo (transparent background)

 

AGD PACE logo and statement

 

SECOND DISTRICT DENTAL SOCIETY IS A RECOGNIZED
SPONSOR BY THE N.Y.S. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, ADA CERP
AND THE AGD.    

 

*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.

 



 

Course #2021-01

Date:

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Location:

Live Webinar *Advance registration required*

Title:

"Esthetic Restorative Challenges Around Teeth and Implants"

Featured Clinicians:

Paul Fletcher, D.D.S.

Associate Clinical Professor, Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine

 

Synopsis:

As our patient's demands for excellence in esthetic dentistry increase, dentists must have an understanding of the restorative principles involved in achieving this goal. Among the topics to be discussed will be:

 

1) Indications and techniques for immediate implant placement and restoration in the esthetic zone

a) understanding buccal plate thickness

b) treatment approach based on extraction socket classification

c) immediate implant placement and immediate load technique

 

2) Fabricating a provisional restoration to produce an ideal gingival contour while maintaining crestal bone levels

a) chairside fabrication of an ideal provisional restoration

b) dual zone socket augmentation technique

c) socket seal technique to maintain buccal soft tissue contour

 

3) Forming and maintaining the interdental papilla around teeth and implants

a) modifying interproximal crown contour

b) platform switching

c) soft tissue grafting

d) orthodontics

 

4) Restorative treatment planning of complex cases in the esthetic zone

a) integration of oral surgery, periodontics, endodontics and orthodontics to produce a desired result

 

5) Case presentations demonstrating the management of cosmetic nightmares

a) buccal soft tissue ridge deficiencies

b) buccal recession and the exposed implant surface

c) malpositioned implants and interproximal soft tissue deficiencies

 

Upon successful completion of this course, practitioners will acquire information that will guide them in the production of restorations of the highest technical, biologic and esthetic quality around both teeth and implants.

 

MCEU - 2 HOURS / TIME: 10 A.M. to 12 P.M.

 

Webinar Registration

  1. Click here to register.

  2. After your registration is approved, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom within 24 hours which will contain a link to join the meeting. You may wish to add no-reply@zoom.us to your contacts list to ensure the email is not routed to your junk/spam folder.

 

Payment note: Invoices will be emailed to all attendees after registration.

 


 

 

Course #2021-02

Date:

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Location:

Live Webinar *Advance registration required*

Title:

"Introduction to the Basics of Invisalign"

Featured Clinician:

Sonia Kohli, D.D.S.

Attending, GPR and AEGD Invisalign Rotation, NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn

 

Synopsis:

This lecture is catered to dentists who want to integrate Invisalign into their practices or to residents who wish to incorporate it into their practices once they go out into the real world. We will be discussing the basics of Invisalign, including:

  • Definition of the treatment

  • Diagnosing it in our everyday patients

  • Education patients on the importance of straight teeth not just for cosmetics but for longevity of the overall mouth health

  • How to actually start a case and do the entire workup and follow through the treatment to see results at the end

  • Retention and maintenance of results

Upon completion of this course, attendees will understand the basis of Invisalign and straightening teeth. They will be able to confidently diagnose cases of malocclusion, suggest Invisalign to help treat malocclusion and comfortably use Invisalign in their offices.

 

MCEU - 2 HOURS / TIME: 10 A.M. to 12 P.M.

 

 

Payment note: Invoices will be emailed to all attendees after registration.  

 

 

Course #2021-03

Date:

Friday, April 23, 2021

Location:

Live Webinar *Advance registration required*

Title:

"Business Basics/Nitrous Oxide"

Featured Clinicians:

Louis I. Siegelman, D.D.S., M.B.A.

Faculty, NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn

 

Synopsis:

With this course Dr. Siegelman will offer insights gained in MBA training for dentists. The purpose is to introduce dentists to resources that will enable them to learn more about how they can better run their practices and compete successfully in the next decade. It will also provide dentists with the knowledge to better understand the use of nitrous oxide for dental procedures. Upon successful completion of this course, dentists will increase their knowledge of business, team building and the use of nitrous oxide for dental procedures. 

 

MCEU - 2 HOURS / TIME: 10 A.M. to 12 P.M.

 

 

Payment note: Invoices will be emailed to all attendees after registration.

 
 

 

Course #2021-04

Date:

Friday, May 7, 2021

Location:

Live Webinar *Advance registration required*

Title:

"Dental and Orofacial Comorbidities of Systemic Inflammatory Diseases"

Featured Clinicians:

Omar F. Suarez, D.M.D., M.A.G.D., M.A.

Director of Orofacial Pain Service, Department of Dental Medicine, NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn

 

Synopsis:

Systemic inflammatory/autoimmune conditions have been on a steady increase over the last 20 years. The percentage of our patient population with these conditions has also increased and is expected to increase further in the post-pandemic era. The dental and orofacial manifestations of these conditions can range from subtle to frank. Understanding the disease process, tissue involvement and pathogenesis is paramount to screening, detection and management of these patients. These patients may experience delayed healing and disproportionate post-operative pain.

 

Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will have learned about:

  • Systemic inflammatory and autoimmune conditions

  • Salient manifestation of systemic inflammatory conditions on the dental and orofacial structures

  • Concept of pathophysiology

  • Screening patients in the dental practice

  • Management of dental patients with systemic inflammatory conditions 


MCEU - 2 HOURS / TIME: 10 A.M. to 12 P.M.

 

 

 

Payment note: Invoices will be emailed to all attendees after registration.

 

 

Course #2021-05

Date:

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Location:

Live Webinar *Advance registration required*

Title:

"Guided Implant Surgery Placement"

Featured Clinicians:

Alex Parshin, D.M.D.

Course Director, Hiossen Implant Guided Surgery Course

 

Synopsis:

This course will provide attendees with knowledge about guided implant surgery placement. Participants will understand how digital dentistry helps with efficiency and how 3D technology helps with case acceptance. Upon successful completion of the course, attendees will have a better understanding of how 3D technology and surgical guides improve patient care and the benefits of using 3D technology. They will also have learned how to:

  • Utilize 3D technology to treatment plan dental implants

  • Utilize digital dentistry in their practices

  • Create efficient digital workflows for implant placement

  • Increase case acceptance

  • Improve patient care 

 

MCEU - 2 HOURS / TIME: 10 A.M. to 12 P.M.

 

Registration information coming soon

 
 
 

Course #2021-07

Date:

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Location:

Live Webinar *Advance registration required*

Title:

"NYS Mandated Infection Control Course/Practices Barrier Precautions"

Featured Clinicians:

Peter A. Mychajliw, D.D.S.

New York State Department of Health Licensed Infection Control Trainer

 

Synopsis:

NYS law requires that all healthcare professionals, including dentists and hygienists, receive training in infection control and barrier precautions every four years with at least an annual update to their infection control office practices.

 

This course has been updated to include the newest guidelines and recommendations, including additional requirements signed into NYS law by Governor Andrew Cuomo regarding sepsis management requirements for dentists. This course may also be used to augment OSHA training in your office.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
At the completion of this course, attendees will be familiar with:

  • Professional responsibility to monitor infection control practices

  • Use of barriers and personal protective equipment for preventing contact with infectious material (blood borne pathogens)

  • Update on virus, aerosol mitigation strategies

  • Principles and practices for cleaning, disinfection and sterilization

  • Role of occupational health strategies in protecting health care workers and patients

  • New sepsis management guidelines

  • Infection control requirements for the dental profession required in New York state

EDUCATION METHODS:
In order to provide an effective learning experience, Dr. Mychajliw will be utilizing a slide presentation, providing reference links to educational materials, and a live question and answer session review opportunity.

 

MCEU - 4 HOURS / TIME: 9 A.M. to 1 P.M.

 

Registration information coming soon

 

 

 

Course #2021-08

Date:

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Location:

Live Webinar *Advance registration required*

Title:

"Oral Mucosal Lesions: The Essentials"

Featured Clinicians:

Robert B. Bowe, D.D.S.

Former Director of Oral Pathology, NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn

 

Synopsis:

Most physicians do a lousy job of looking in the mouth, much less recognizing what they see. Thus, like it or not, it falls on us, as dental practitioners, to recognize and manage oral mucosal diseases. This brief review will refamiliarize you with some of the most commonly encountered conditions as well as unusual ones whose identification, nonetheless, can make a big difference to your patients' well-being. Upon successful completion of this course, the attendee will be able to recognize the most common and important lesions and diseases affecting the oral mucosa.

 

MCEU - 2 HOURS / TIME: 10 A.M. to 12 P.M.

 

Registration information coming soon

 

 

 

Course #2021-09

Date:

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Location:

Live Webinar *Advance registration required*

Title:

"Special Care Dentistry: Tips and Tricks"

Featured Clinicians:

Maureen M. Perry, D.D.S., M.P.A., M.A.Ed.

Professor and Director, Advanced Oral Health, A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health

 

Synopsis:

Traditionally, dental education has not devoted much clinical and/or didactic time to training students in the treatment of patients with developmental and/or physical disabilities. As a result, many practitioners do not feel prepared to treat this challenging (and growing) population. This presentation will show you how treating this population can be both emotionally and financially rewarding. The social context of developmental disabilities in America will be discussed and an overview of the current barriers to care will be presented. A review of the major disabilities will be included in the course, along with treatment tips and "tricks of the trade."

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

  • List the main types of developmental disabilities (DD)

  • Explain barriers to care for people with DD

  • Apply treatment modalities to increase the number of patients treated in practice

  • Describe what is meant by modification and/or adaptation of treatment plans for patients with DD

 

MCEU - 2 HOURS / TIME: 10 A.M. to 12 P.M.

 

Registration information coming soon

 

 

 

Course #2021-10

Date:

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Location:

Live Webinar *Advance registration required*

Title:

"Preparation and Pitfalls in Sedation and Anesthesia in the Dental Office"

Featured Clinicians:

Jason W. Brady, D.M.D.

Attending Dentist Anesthesiologist, NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn

 

Synopsis:

The ability to manage emergencies safely and effectively is a crucial part of safe anesthesia. Maintaining a supply of the proper emergency drugs is only part of emergency preparedness; providers also need to know when and how to use each drug. Anesthesia providers should frequently practice emergency management, including the proper drugs to use in each emergency situation. Emergency drugs should be organized in an easily accessible and uniform manner, and visual aids should assist in dosage and administration.

 

Emergency manuals should be utilized in all offices that utilize general anesthesia. Optimal care during critical events can be achieved utilizing emergency manuals. Memory diminishes under stress and sometimes vital steps are missed or performed incorrectly. The high-risk, low-tolerance conditions of non-operating room anesthesia (NORA) require that emergency manuals be used as part of crisis resource management and teamwork principles. No professional gets the hours of practice in every emergency scenario that it would take to manage them well using memory and intuition alone.

 

Understanding the unique needs of each crisis event is paramount to having successful resuscitation. Emergency manuals can help extract the knowledge necessary for successful resuscitation when distractions and stress reduce memory. Training is necessary for achieving widespread effective use; emergency manuals should be treated like a tool that requires practice to utilize effectively. The provider must have a broad understanding and have the skills necessary to utilize a tool at its highest potential. The effectiveness of emergency manuals increases significantly when providers have familiarity with the format, as well as an understanding of why and how each step is being performed.

 

Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will learn about medication errors, adverse events and crisis management for in-office sedation and anesthesia. Participants will also receive:

  • A review of common emergency situations during anesthesia

  • An overview of commonly used emergency drugs

  • Instruction on how and when to use each drug

 

MCEU - 3 HOURS / TIME: 10 A.M. to 1 P.M.

 

Registration information coming soon

 

 

Course #2021-11

Date:

Friday, Septemer 24, 2021

Location:

Live Webinar *Advance registration required*

Title:

"The 2016 Sedation Paradigm Shift -- Did You Miss the Boat?"

Featured Clinicians:

Kevin Croft, D.D.S.

Director at Large, American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists

 

Synopsis:

Novocain or Lidocaine? Cap or crown? Post or implant? Many of the terms we use in dentistry are remnants from bygone eras. Many are innocuous. Some are not. When true informed consent is compromised or if our ability to safely teach, learn and deliver care are impeded, such terms are very detrimental.

 

Many are surprised to learn that one such term is likely responsible for more brain damages and deaths in dentistry than any other concept. Many dentists are also surprised to learn that they use the term almost every single day in their practices. In 2016 the term "conscious sedation" was eliminated from the ADA's guidelines in sedation in dentistry. They also eliminated training guidelines for "conscious sedation." Yet as we continue to offer it, slowly but surely state laws are evolving, insurance codes are changing and patient expectations are advancing.

 

What does it mean for you as a private practitioner? Do you need more training? Will you need a different sedation permit? What should you be advertising? Do your clinical practices need to be modified? How will this affect the curriculums of dental schools? Will new dental school graduates be more competitive than dentists who are already out in private practice? If you haven't been asking yourself these questions, you need to. Dentistry is in the midst of a massive step forward and every dentist of every specialty, background and training needs to actively keep pace.

 

This course focuses on the evolution of sedation care in dentistry, ADA guidelines, AGD advocacy efforts and the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists (ASDA) ongoing sedation education efforts. It will also present the historical context on why this change took place and relevant considerations as to how this positive and important step in the history dentistry is relevant to modern-day dentists. This course also introduces the ASDA/AGD joint effort to advance the field of education in sedation care through the Institute for the Management of Pain and Anxiety (IMPA). Further discussion will delve into what the future of sedative care looks like and will present various options practitioners can take to navigate their practices into the "post-2016 era" of sedative care in dentistry.

 

Upon successful completion of this course the attendee will:

  • Be able to utilize the proper sedation spectrum terminology in advertising, treatment planning, consenting and delivering care to patients

  • Understand the updated ADA guidelines on sedative care and how they affect licensure, liability and overall practices of dental professionals

  • Understand the more crucial role sedation plays in modern dentistry and why moderate sedation techniques are now considered mainstream as opposed to optional, supplemental skills in dentistry

 

MCEU - 2 HOURS / TIME: 10 A.M. to 12 P.M.

 

Registration information coming soon