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 Nino's Restaurant, located at 1110 Hylan Boulevard, 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. Valerie Venterina at (718) 232-8289 for further information.


Each lecture qualifies for two (2) mandatory continuing education units unless otherwise stated.


*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.


2019 Schedule of Meetings

Saturday, January 25, 2019 (7 P.M. Cocktails, 8 P.M. Dinner)

RCDS Annual Installation of Officers and Dinner Dance

Richmond County Country Club

135 Flagg Place, Staten Island, NY 10304




Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Subject: "Un-Break My Heart: Cardiovascular Disease, Dental Considerations and Patient Care Planning"

Essayist: Thomas Viola, R.P.H., C.C.P.
Dental Pharmacology Instructor, University of Missouri-Kansas City


Cardiovascular disease is one of the major diseases affecting adults in the United States. While mortality from heart diseases has been declining steadily recently, hospital admissions related to cardiovascular disease are on the rise, due in part to our aging population. Hypertension remains one of the major risk factors for heart failure in men and women. It is often asymptomatic and many times may only be discovered at a routine check-up wth a medical or dental professional.


This program will provide an overview of cardiovascular disease and the medications used in its treatment. Using case scenarios, special emphasis will be given to developing patient management strategies essential for successful treatment planning and proper care of our medically complex dental patients. Upon successful completion of this program, participants will be able to:


  • Discuss the family of cardiovascular diseases and the complex interplay with systematic inflammation and co-morbid diseases

  • Review the classes of medications used in the treatment of hypertension along with their pharmacologic effects, adverse reactions and dental implications

  • Discuss the mechanism of action of anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents including their adverse reactions and patient care considerations

  • Describe the treatment modifications and care planning strategies recommended for dental patients with cardiovascular disease



*Thursday, April 18, 2019

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




Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Subject: "Common Oral Mucosal Lesions in Children and Adults"
Essayist: Denise A. Trochesset, D.D.S.
Chair, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine, New York University College of Dentistry


This presentation will include a discussion of the following:


  • Variants of squamous cell carcinoma

  • The relationship of HPV to oral cancer

  • Lichen planus

  • Aphthous ulcers

  • Herpetic lesions


Upon successful completion of the lecture, participants will learn to identify oral lesions, manage mucosal lesions and get an update on the diagnosis and prognosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma.



Thursday, June 13, 2019

RCDS Annual Golf Outing

New Jersey National Golf Club, 579 Allen Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920


Please join Richmond County Dental Society for a great day of golf, food and festivities! Not a golfer? Join us for a fun-filled evening including the reception and awards dinner! Staff, family and friends are also invited to attend!


11 A.M. Golfer registration

11:30 A.M. Lunch

1 P.M. Shotgun

5 P.M. Reception and awards dinner  


View the flyer and sign-up form for more information. 



Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Subject: "LANAP: Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure"
Essayist: Neal S. Lehrman, D.D.S., M.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine


Utilizing a minimally invasive specific laser protocol, Dr. Lehrman will review periodontal diseases and the use of a specific laser protocol to approach their healing. Both inflammatory and periodontal ancillary/cosmetic situations will be reviewed. At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees will understand diagnosis of perio conditions and diseases, as well as appropriate laser approaches to treatment.



Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Subject: "Cash Balance Retirement Plans for Small Businesses"*
Essayist: Sandra M. Cunningham, C.F.P., C.I.M.A.
Senior Vice President, Investments, The Capitol Group Insitutional Consulting

*This lecture will not provide continuing education credits toward New York State dental relicensure, but will provide AGD credits



This presentation will cover:


  • How cash balance plans work

  • What third party administrators do and how they can be useful to you

  • Cross-testing plans to pass discrimination testing

  • Plan investments

  • Plan distribution options after retirement or employment termination


Upon successful completion of this lecture, participants should have a good understanding of cash balance plans, how they operate and how they could be applicable to their businesses.