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). To register, call SDDS Headquarters at (718) 522-3939 or send a completed course registration form to:

 

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 #2020-09

Date:

Friday, May 15, 2020

Location:

Webinar

Title:

"Overprescribing Antibiotics: But it Ain't My Fault"

Featured Clinicians:

Babak Bina, D.M.D.

GPR Program Director, NYU Langone Dental Medicine

 

Marc Kunin, D.D.S., M.A.

Associate Director, Endodontics, NYU Langone Dental Medicine

 

Synopsis:

The CDC has estimated that 30% of all outpatient antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary. Up to 50% of all antibiotics are prescribed or used incorrectly. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are estimated to cause 23,000 deaths annually. In this presentation, the dangers of inappropriate antibiotic usage will be discussed, as well as evidence-based guidelines for proper usage. We will discuss in detail how the antibiotics that we commonly use in dentistry work, their benefits and side effects, the threat of Clostridium difficile and antibiotic-resistant infections, and what we can do as dentists to fight back. Using evidence-based guidelines, we will discuss how to choose the right antibiotic, at the right dose, for the right duration and for the right reason. Using case-based videos and audience polling, we will explore many situations that we commonly come across in practice and discuss which, if any, antibiotic is indicated. Possible reasons why we, as dentists, may not be following established guidelines and contributing to the antibiotic crisis will be discussed.

 

We will discuss the dangers of inappropriate antibiotic usage, current, evidence-based guidelines for prescribing antibiotics, and how to incorporate these guidelines into clinical practice. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to recognize the dangers of inappropriate antibiotic usage and identify the proper indications for prescribing antibiotics. Attendees will also be able to incorporate prudent antibiotic usage into their clinical practice and identify which antibiotic to use for various clinical situations.

 

MCEU - 3 HOURS / TIME: 9 A.M. to 12 P.M.

 

Webinar Registration

  1. Send an email including your name to info@sddsny.org to request the course registration link.

  2. SDDS will then email you a registration link within 24 hours where you can sign up for the meeting via the Cisco Webex Meetings website.

  3. After your registration is approved, you will receive a confirmation email message that contains instructions for joining the Webex meeting.

Payment note: Invoices will be emailed to all attendees after registration. Please note that checks are the only accepted payment method at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Note: This course was originally scheduled to take place on May 1, 2020 at Dyker Beach Golf Course (Brooklyn). Due to COVID-19, it has been rescheduled to be presented as a live webinar.

 


 

Course #2020-05

Date:

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Location:

Webinar

Title:

"Bridging the Gap: Collaboration in Dental Oncology"

Featured Clinician:

Mark Ashamalla, M.D.

Chief Resident of Radiation Oncology, NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

 

Synopsis:

The first part of this presentation will introduce attendees to the background and basic fundamentals of radiation oncology, including a brief history of radiation oncology, mechanism of action, terminology, techniques, typical workflow and examples of common clinical scenarios. The second part of the presentation will provide attendees with a better understanding of the effects of radiation on the oral cavity, with a focus on effects dentists may see at different times (acute and late). During the final portion of the presentation, participants will learn the role of dental care in radiotherapy. Dentists will gain a better understanding of real-life clinically applicable scenarios as they pertain to their patients who are about to start radiation, are currently receiving radiation, or have had radiation in the past. Attendees will learn what information to request from the radiation oncologist, when to treat/postpone treatment and who needs pre-radiation extraction. They will also learn review strategies to maintain good oral hygiene in these patients, long-term post treatment goals/follow-up and how to interpret isodose curves/treatment plans from a prior course of radiation.

 

Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will learn the basics of radiotherapy, its role in head and neck cancers and the collaborative management of patients receiving radiation. Dentists will be able to strengthen their practice with the clinical competency and confidence to continue providing a high level of care to this important cohort of radiation patients.

 

MCEU - 3 HOURS / TIME: 9 A.M. to 12 P.M.

 

Webinar Registration

  1. Send an email including your name to info@sddsny.org to request the course registration link.

  2. SDDS will then email you a registration link within 24 hours where you can sign up for the meeting via the Cisco Webex Meetings website.

  3. After your registration is approved, you will receive a confirmation email message that contains instructions for joining the Webex meeting.

Payment note: Invoices will be emailed to all attendees after registration. Please note that checks are the only accepted payment method at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Note: This course was originally scheduled to take place on March 20, 2020 at the Hilton Garden Inn (Staten Island). Due to COVID-19, it has been rescheduled to be presented as a live webinar.

 


 

NYS Mandatory Opioid Prescribing Course

Dates:

Thursday, June 11, 2020 | 9 A.M. to 12 P.M.

or

Sunday, June 14, 2020 | 10 A.M. to 1 P.M.

Location:

Webinar

Title:

"Pain Management, Palliative Care and Addiction Mandatory Education for Opioid Prescribers"

Featured
Clinician:

 

Lena Al-Sabban, B.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, New York University College of Dentistry

 

Synopsis:

Click here for course synopsis and registration information.

 

MCEU - 3 HOURS

 

Tuition: SDDS Members: Free | ADA Members: $45 | ADA Non-members: $95 

 



Course #2020-06

Date:

Friday, July 31, 2020

Location:

Webinar

Title:

"Periodontal Surgical Procedures to Enhance Restorative Treatment"

Featured Clinician:

Constantine G. Pavlakos, D.D.S.

Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology

 

Synopsis:

Aesthetic dentistry is a major driving force in our current environment. Individuals are enamored by the aesthetics of popular social figures and wish to emulate them in their appearance, including their smiles and teeth. The gingival unit is an important component in creating aesthetic harmony. Achieving and maintaining optimal aesthetics requires detailed treatment planning and many times a multi-disciplinary approach.

 

This lecture will provide attendees with an understanding of aesthetic evaluation in relation to restorative treatment. The course will focus on how periodontal surgical procedures such as subepithelial connective tissue grafts, aesthetic crown lengthening, ridge augmentation, and immediate implants can enhance aesthetic restoration.

 

The presentation is clinically based with detailed instructions as to how to evaluate and complete these procedures. This will give attendees the information they need to achieve the most favorable outcomes.

 

Upon successful completion of this lecture, attendees will:

  1. Understand the concepts of gingival harmony and the ability to visualize discrepancies

  2. Be able to diagnose, treatment plan and execute aesthetic-based periodontal surgical procedures

  3. Learn to identify fundamental restorative and surgical principles

  4. Recognize potential pitfalls by not addressing the periodontium prior to restorative treatment

  5. Gain the ability to discuss treatment options and expected results with the patient

 

MCEU - 3 HOURS / TIME: 9 A.M. - 12 P.M.

 

Webinar Registration

  1. Send an email including your name to info@sddsny.org to request the course registration link.

  2. SDDS will then email you a registration link within 24 hours where you can sign up for the meeting via the Cisco Webex Meetings website.

  3. After your registration is approved, you will receive a confirmation email message that contains instructions for joining the Webex meeting.

Payment note: Invoices will be mailed to all attendees after registration. Please note that checks are the only accepted payment method at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

 

Note: This course was originally scheduled to take place on Friday, March 27, 2020 at the Dyker Beach Golf Course (Brooklyn). Due to COVID-19, it has been rescheduled to be presented as a live webinar. 

 


 

Course #2020-16

Date:

Friday, September 25, 2020

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"Definitive Treatment for Young Patients?"

Featured Clinician:

Daniel T. Kerrigan, D.M.D.

Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics

Synopsis:

Traditionally, restoration of teeth in young patients is thought to be interim and minimally invasive in order to ensure "definitive" restorations can be completed when adulthood is reached. Just as improvements in dental materials for our adult patients have evolved, our treatment approach and treatment ideology for handling difficulties concerning our young patients has evolved as well. Important questions arise: What changes or modifications must we be aware of in these young patients who are still in growth and development stages to get the greatest longevity out of the solutions we are providing? Can we consider utilizing "permanent" materials in young dental patients?

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  1. To demonstrate with clinical cases how the use of modern-day restorative materials has application in pediatric patients

  2. To provide criteria for the use of implant placement in children and adolescents

  3. To provide criteria for the use of porcelain veneers in young patients

  

MCEU - 3 HOURS / TIME: 9 A.M. to 12 P.M.

 

Breakfast included

 



Course #2020-19

Date:

Friday, October 30, 2020

Location:

Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY

Title:

"Dental Implant Complications: Surgical and Prosthetic Management"

Featured Clinician:

Philip Kang, D.D.S.

Program Director, Postgraduate Periodontics, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

 

Synopsis:

The success and predictability of dental implants has been well documented in the literature. However, complications of varying degrees do occur in different phases. Intraoperative complications include injuries to surrounding structures such as nerves, blood vessels, sinus and teeth. Successfully integrated implants can also develop infections with subsequent loss of alveolar bone. Prostheses constructed on dental implants may also develop complications, which may lead to loss of function and/or esthetic impairment. Following comprehensive evaluation and treatment planning, appropriate treatment modalities can be utilized to manage complications surrounding dental implants.

 

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

 

  • Diagnose various kinds of implant complications

  • Recognize proper timing of intervention

  • Select appropriate treatment modalities to manage complications

 

MCEU - 3 HOURS / TIME: 9 A.M. to 12 P.M.

 

Breakfast included

 


 

Course #2020-21 

Date:

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Location:

Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Title:

"The Role of Cosmetic/Therapeutic Injectables in a Dental Practice"

Featured Clinician:

Alex Meneshian, D.D.S., M.D.

Attending, Long Island Jewish Center 

 

Synopsis:

The practice and scope of dentistry in New York state, as well as the rest of the country, is slowly changing. Dentists are extremely well trained in facial anatomy and the administration of anesthetic injections. There has been a slow shift over the years for dentists to expand their scope into using injectables such as Botox and fillers to treat their dental patients. This course will be an overview of how to implement these injectables into a dental practice. Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will learn:

 

  • Key elements of a proper consultation

  • Review of facial anatomy

  • Pharmacology of injectables

  • Key applications of injectables in a dental practice


MCEU - 3 HOURS / TIME: 9 A.M. - 12 P.M.

Breakfast included